20 Best Podcasts About Environmental Policy of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about environmental policy? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best environmental policy podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

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Best Environmental Policy Podcasts 2021

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Parts Per Billion

  • Publisher: Bloomberg Law
  • Total Episodes: 147

Parts Per Billion is Bloomberg Law’s environmental policy podcast. We cover everything from air pollution, to toxic chemicals, to corporate sustainability, and climate change. The reporters from our environment desk offer an inside look at what’s happening at Congress, in the courts, and at the federal agencies, and help explain the scientific and policy debates shaping environmental laws and regulations. Host: David Schultz

Environmental Insights: Conversations on policy and practice from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program

  • Publisher: Harvard Environmental Economics Program
  • Total Episodes: 23

Environmental Insights: Conversations on policy and practice from the Harvard Environmental Economics Program. PHOTO: by Gustavo Quepón on Unsplash


  • Publisher: POLITICO
  • Total Episodes: 397

The latest news in energy and environmental politics & policy — must-know stories and candid insights from POLITICO’s ten-person energy team and journalists across our newsroom. All in just five minutes each morning.


  • Publisher: HLS Environmental & Energy Law Program
  • Total Episodes: 56

The Harvard Law School Environmental & Energy Law Program influences policy discussions about environmental, climate, and energy issues. The EELP offers robust legal analysis and practical governance solutions that will move these discussions forward.

The Green Alliance Podcast

  • Publisher: Green Alliance
  • Total Episodes: 64

The latest ideas, debate and insights on UK environmental policy and politics. Brought to you by Green Alliance – the charity and think tank focused on achieving ambitious leadership for the environment.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Press Conferences

  • Publisher: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Total Episodes: 274

Listen to press conferences on coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, featuring experts in epidemiology, infectious diseases, environmental health, and health policy. Subscribe to our new podcast, “Better Off.” You can also listen back to archival episodes of “Harvard Chan: This Week in Health.”

Transformers | The sustainability change makers

  • Publisher: Kaj Embren
  • Total Episodes: 20

How business people and policy makers are transforming the future to create a more sustainable one. The guests are people from the industry, environmental influencers and politicians driving the change into a low carbon and green economy.

The Planet Today

  • Publisher: Matt Norden
  • Total Episodes: 1

Weekly episodes covering the latest in Wildlife Conservation, Renewable Energy, Climate Change, and Environmental Policy – all in 60 minutes or less. Featuring guests, interviews, documentary reviews, and listener interaction. Hosted by Matt Norden and produced by Nick Gennusa. Coming to you weekly starting June 4, 2021!

EHS on Tap

  • Publisher: EHS Daily Advisor
  • Total Episodes: 70

EHS on Tap is an environmental, health, and safety podcast by BLR. On each episode of EHS on Tap, host Justin Scace will discuss emerging legal, regulatory, and policy issues with industry experts and the impacts to everyday environmental and safety professionals. EHS on Tap runs the gamut of contemporary environmental issues including water, air, and waste as well as covers a wide variety of safety issues.

Physics World Weekly Podcast

  • Publisher: Physics World
  • Total Episodes: 150

Physics World Weekly offers a unique insight into the latest news, breakthroughs and innovations from the global scientific community. Our award-winning journalists reveal what has captured their imaginations about the stories in the news this week, which might span anything from quantum physics and astronomy through to materials science, environmental research and policy, and biomedical science and technology. Find out more about the stories in this podcast by visiting the Physics World website. If you enjoy what you hear, then also check out our monthly podcast Physics World Stories, which takes a more in-depth look at a specific theme.

A Change is a Chance

  • Publisher: Ryan Lo
  • Total Episodes: 12

I will be interviewing environmental experts and policy makers so we can all learn about how to make the world a better place. Launched December 2019. Instagram: @achangeisachance_podcast

The Farm Report

  • Publisher: Heritage Radio Network
  • Total Episodes: 423

The Farm Report is a show about the people, processes, and policies that shape how food is produced today. From the latest agricultural innovations to the day-to-day challenges of running a viable business growing vegetables and grazing cattle, host Lisa Elaine Held engages in conversations with farmers and farmworkers and the people who work alongside them—like chefs, researchers, activists, and investors. Expect from-the-field insights paired with real-world context as guests explore how producing fresh, delicious food relates to environmental and community sustainability, equality and justice, politics and policy, and better health.

The Earth Within Us

  • Publisher: Sydney Duval & Katie Hieb
  • Total Episodes: 9

Welcome! Join us, environmental policy advocate Katie Hieb and environmental scientist Sydney Duval every Monday as we embark on a journey diving deep into the environmental issues and topics that impact us all. Episode by episode we will help build a guide to understanding our place in the natural world through amazing stories, personal journeys, guests, science, and more.

Breaking Green Ceilings

  • Publisher: Sapna Mulki
  • Total Episodes: 68

Breaking Green Ceilings spotlights passionate environmentalists we don’t often hear from or hear enough from including those from underrepresented groups – Disabled, Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Join eco-nerd, Sapna Mulki, for your weekly installment of Breaking Green Ceilings and learn about the journeys of success, failure, challenges overcome, and aspirations of our eco-warriors. Breaking Green Ceilings features interviews with inspiring environmentalists like Bill Tripp Director of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy at Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources, Dr. Ingrid Waldron, author of There’s Something in the Water, Isaias Hernandez of QueerBrownVegan, and Dr. Mariaelena Huambachano, a native Peruvian Indigenous scholar, and more!

The Meet Your Herdmates Sodcast

  • Publisher: Sodfather
  • Total Episodes: 58

There are many people who know something about ruminant animal agriculture and the essential role it plays in meeting the needs of today’s world and the world of 2050. Their expertise may be in some aspect of soil, plant, animal or human health. Or it may be in topics related to environmental stewardship, public policy, or sustainable development. The Ruminati is my attempt to assemble them and introduce them to each other. The goal of this sodcast (see what I did there?) is to make their information more widely known. Welcome to the herd!


  • Publisher: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Total Episodes: 41

Subscribe to hear about latest groundbreaking work straight from the environmental scientists that make it happen. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM) is peer-reviewed journal devoted to bridging the gap between scientific research and the application of science in decision making, policy and regulation, and environmental management. Learn more at setacjournals.org.

The Fletcher Forum Podcast

  • Publisher: The Fletcher Forum
  • Total Episodes: 101

Founded in 1975 and published biannually, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs is the student-managed foreign policy journal at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The publication provides a broad, interdisciplinary platform for analysis of legal, political, economic, environmental, and diplomatic issues in international affairs. The Fletcher Forum podcast will serve as another avenue for The Fletcher Forum and will feature interviews, roundtable discussions, and debates centered around the latest in international affairs.

Nature’s Narrative

  • Publisher: Emily Steffke
  • Total Episodes: 2

Nature’s Narrative with Emily Steffke is a podcast that explores environmental policy and outdoor recreation through the lens of literature and storytelling.

Changing Climate, Changing Migration

  • Publisher: Migration Policy Institute
  • Total Episodes: 11

How are climate change and environmental degradation affecting human migration across borders and within countries? We explore with top experts in this Migration Policy Institute podcast.

Five Degrees of Change

  • Publisher: The Business Post
  • Total Episodes: 20

Five Degrees of Change is the new energy and environment podcast series from the Business Post. Host Daniel Murray will explore how we can all make the necessary changes to reduce our impact on the environment at this critical time. He’ll be asking some of the most influential experts in politics, business and academia to propose three big environmental policy changes they would make if they had the opportunity, and to let us in on two small personal changes they have made to contribute to a cleaner, greener environment.

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