environment podcasts

How Greta Thunberg's school strike went global: a look back

Today in Focus talked to the climate change activist Greta Thunberg in March about the campaign...

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What can we do, right now, about climate change?

Calamitous weather events and warnings from scientists that the planet is warming faster than...

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scientist 69: the science author – Michael Freemantle says WW1 was the chemists war (2014)

The First World War, that began in 1914, put chemists to work. Their chemicals could harm as well...

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scientist 68: the crop scientist – Julian Little & products for farming (2014)

This podcast concerns the science of food crops. The growing world population leads to a demand...

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scientist 67: the guitarist – guitar types & quality (2014)

With many different types of guitars, we find out how much more is involved in the sound we get...

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scientist 66: the science journalist – report from the MRC LMB Cambridge (2014)

Dr Chris Creese and Roger Frost tour the LMB-MRC open day exhibition and learn about body clocks...

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scientist 65: the cytologist – Melina Schuh oocytes and reproduction (2014)

The topic is meiosis in mammalian oocytes, or how we make the eggs that make our babies....

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scientist 64: the molecular biologist – Hugh Pelham at MRC LMB Cambridge (2014)

The Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge is credited for landmark discoveries and...

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scientist 63: the molecular gastronomist – Peter Barham on gastronomy (2014)

We talk with Peter Barham, a professor of ‘Molecular Gastronomy’ about what his...

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scientist 62: the science writer – big questions in popular science (2013)

The author of a riveting book called “The Big Questions in Science” explains how they...

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scientist 70: the biotechnologist – biosciences for Africa BFA (2014)

A Cambridge project seeks to improve farming practices in Africa by sharing advances in...

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scientist 61: the grain business manager – Andrew Wingate wheat and flours (2014)

CAMGRAIN is a farmer-owned central storage co-operative, set up 20 years ago to provide...

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Ten ways to confront the climate crisis without losing hope – podcast

Reconstruction after Covid: a new series of long reads It’s easy to despair at the climate...

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