mohammad-metri-1oKxSKSOowE-unsplash.jpg

THE PODCAST

Featuring special guests, researchers, and leading industry professionals.

We discuss a range of topics related to climate change and sustainability.

"A lot of people listen to podcasts because they want to learn something and be entertained along the way"

Alex Blumberg, CEO of Gimlet Media
dKJxDHgw_400x400.jpeg

Why we should all love seaweed 

with Dr. Alex Campbell

For our final week of climate change, Heidi and Bella take a dive underwater with Dr Alex Campbell to see whether there’s a blue solution to the climate crisis and... there is! 

tim-mossholder-imlD5dbcLM4-unsplash.jpg

Climate Change: A Comedy of Hope

with Issy Phillips 

This week, Heidi and Bella spoke with Australian comedian, performer and writer, Issy Phillips, about the intersection between climate change and comedy.

EPISODE #60

Brookfarm-image-3.jpeg

Regenerative Farming on Brookfarm with tropical rainforests, sugar gliders, museli, gin . .  and Will Brook

We're speaking with Will Brook, CEO of Brookfarm. His family has restored the land to its native sub-tropical rainforest and made sustainable choices in every aspect of their journey.

EPISODE #58

EPISODE #59

r0_267_5232_3220_w1200_h678_fmax.jpeg

Farming to save the planet

with Tim Wright at Lana Farm 

Starting 2022 with a loud MOOOO, we'll be hearing from Tim Wright, holistic and regenerative farmer at Lana Farm in the northern Tablelands of NSW. 

EPISODE #57

EPISODE #56

Mark Howden low res.jpeg

COP26, Net-Zero and Australia's Emissions Reduction Plan with Professor Mark Howden 

This week, in honour or COP26 and net zero targets, Heidi and Bella spoke with Professor Mark Howden, Director of the Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions at ANU.

EPISODE #55

Leadership-Headshots-1.png

The Human Rights Challenge of our time, 

with Negaya Chorley, CEO of Results Australia 

For our final week of International Politics month, India and Heidi spoke with the inspirational Negaya Chorley, CEO of Results Australia.  

EPISODE #54

henrique-setim-XuD9vHw6yeY-unsplash.jpg

Let's talk about Antarctica 

with Natasha Gardiner 

For our 3rd week of International Politics, Heidi and Bella learn all about Antarctic landscapes, governance, and wildlife from the Ph.D. candidate and Antarctic researcher, Natasha Gardiner. 

EPISODE #53

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_180b5.jpeg

Renewables, climate targets, and the accountability trap

with Professor Susan Park

This week, India and Heidi learn about the accountability trap with Professor Susan Park from the University of Sydney and the Sydney Environment Institute

EPISODE #52

download.jpeg

Global Environmental Politics: 

with Associate Professor Charlotte Epstein

This week Heidi, Bella, and India spoke with Associate Professor Charlotte Epstein about biodiversity, why we need to be talking about it, and the role of meaning to elicit climate action. 

EPISODE #51

jason0185.jpg

Liberal Perspectives 

on Net-Zero Emissions

Bella speaks with Australian Federal Liberal MP, Jason Falinski. Jason was elected the Member for Mackellar in the Australian House of Representatives at the 2016 Australian election.

EPISODE #50

pexels-rachel-claire-4857787.jpg

We have a lot to learn:

Native Title and Indigenous Perspectives 

Heidi and Bella talk with Dean Bialek about Australia's role (or lack of) in the COP26 summit and the global race to net-zero carbon emissions.

EPISODE #49

pexels-enric-cruz-lópez-6039245.jpg

We are all just stardust: 

In conversation with Dr. Christine Winter 

Heidi and Bella spoke with the inspirational Dr. Christine J Winter about intergenerational environmental justice theory, its role, and its impact on how Australia grapples with the environment. 

EPISODE #48

pexels-andrea-piacquadio-3769138.jpg

Australia's Race to 

COP26 

Heidi and Bella talk with Dean Bialek about Australia's role (or lack of) in the COP26 summit and the global race to net-zero carbon emissions.

EPISODE #47

Zali-Steggall-MobileHeader-1000x760.png

Strong Independent Women in Australian Politics 

with Zali Steggall 

This week Heidi and Bella spoke with inspirational sportsperson, speaker, and independent member of Australian Parliament, Zali Steggall. 

EPISODE #46

markus-winkler--TRcaFMV5vk-unsplash.jpg

Is Climate Change 

an Economic Risk 

Yes. According to many economists, climate change poses the biggest long-term threat to the global economy.  This week Heidi and Bella strapped on their economist hats to review. 

EPISODE #45

andre-francois-mckenzie-iGYiBhdNTpE-unsplash.jpg

Can Cryptocurrency be Green? 

with Barney Tan

Cryptocurrency is a buzzword at the moment but does it really have a future as a currency? We explore cryptocurrency and blockchain technology with Barney Tan. 

EPISODE #42

q-u-i-0G01UI1MQhg-unsplash.jpg

Reef 'in danger"? and
Natural Disasters Everywhere

This week Bella and Heidi discuss the UNESCO World Heritage Committee's recent recommendation to add the Australian Great Barrier Reef to the 'in danger list.

EPISODE #41

brian-yurasits-Nk85jPGgVsM-unsplash.jpg

Marine Debris and NGOs 
with Jordan Gacutan

Jordan is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of NSW who is working closely with NGOs such as Tarangoa Blue to collect big data and identify the sources and sinks of plastic.

EPISODE #44

clem-onojeghuo-fY8Jr4iuPQM-unsplash.jpg

Tom Quinn the Optimist
on Climate Change

This week we interview Tom Quinn who is the Head of Policy and Research at the thinktank Beyond Zero Emissions. Tom sees the opportunities for Australia to be at the forefront of future jobs.

EPISODE #43

ibrahim-boran-JhbrPBIZj0o-unsplash.jpg

Making Money
with YIGC

Our first interview for August is with "You’re in Good Company" - Maddy and Sophie! You’re in Good Company is an investing podcast striving to disrupt the norms in the finance industry.

EPISODE #42

EPISODE #41

EPISODE #40

EPISODE #39

the-creative-exchange-ixS7UCRJTdM-unsplash.jpg

We are all
Futurologists

This week Heidi and Bella discuss the pathways to the future, the non-plastic pathways to be exact. In this episode, you'll learn: What is Plastic Free July about? What is bio-based plastic?

naja-bertolt-jensen-BJUoZu0mpt0-unsplash (1).jpg

Life on
Plastic Planet

 Bella discusses the impact of plastic on our marine ecosystem and the ways we can all reduce our plastic footprint by shaping and altering our day-to-day behavior.

EPISODE #38

seaspiracy-netflix-documentary.jpeg

Seaspiracy with Jean Utzurrum
(Part 2)

We compare the western/eastern ways of fishing. Then we discuss how the film may have portrayed places in a more negative light. We discover what she is most excited about in the fishing industry.

EPISODE #37

seaspiracy-netflix-documentary.jpeg

Seaspiracy with Jean Utzurrum
(Part 1)

We chat with Jean Utzurrum about her exciting career as an ocean conservationist. We discuss the industry and the experiences that led her to become a vocal advocate for sustainable oceanic farming.

EPISODE #36

mika-baumeister-UHVndV0rsqw-unsplash.jpg

The Great Climate Debate 
with Heidi and Bella

This week Heidi and Bella take on new personas to battle it out about climate change. Heidi plays a firm denier of climate change and Bella plays the role of a climate scientist.

EPISODE #35

matthew-tenbruggencate-0HJWobhGhJs-unsplash.jpg

UN SDGs, Comparative Policy and Human Rights
with Elsa Kivinen

Elsa has a degree in Geography and Sustainable development and is currently finalizing her Master's degree.  Elsa is  interested in the relationship between  trust and political participation

EPISODE #34

edward-howell-zPVjna7YZ6Q-unsplash (1).jpg

Circular Economy with Planet Ark: 
Could this be the solution?

The episode is out with Ryan Collins from Planet Ark. We discuss the Circular economy, what this means and how can we implement circular economy techniques, and all things recycling!

EPISODE #33

8c61513d-7289-438f-b1cc-035215cfd5ae-EPA_AT_SEA_PLASTIC_GARBAGE_COLLECTION.jpeg

Plastic, Governance, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch with Babet de Groot

This week we speak with Ph.D. researcher, Babet de Groot.  We discuss the plastic problem, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the difficulty in controlling/governing plastic in the mid-ocean.

EPISODE #32

photo-boards-D0xQQsZovws-unsplash.jpg

Why do people want to be better? 
The David Goggins Challenge

Heidi talks to the listeners for a short rant to discuss the David Goggins Challenge she and her friend Diana are doing this week. She also gives an update about Life on Planet A.

EPISODE #31

markus-spiske-dYZumbs8f_E-unsplash.jpg

Saul Griffith and Climate Change: 
Why aren't we mad about it?

Heidi spoke with Saul Griffith this week and had a great chat about life, climate change, hydrogen, and some of the work Saul has done throughout this career.

EPISODE #30

mahdiar-mahmoodi-qozRksvdHxo-unsplash.jpg

Driving in Style:
Electric Cars with Tierney, (Part 2)

Part 2 of our talk with Tierney George - a graduate transport engineer at GHD, is passionate about creating a safe, efficient and sustainable transport future.

EPISODE #29

charl-folscher-Jxw-dD3_TXY-unsplash.jpg

Zero Emissions Transport 
with Tierney George, (Part 1)

This talk is with Tierney George who is a graduate transport engineer at GHD, she is passionate about creating a safe, efficient, and sustainable transport future

EPISODE #28

bill-oxford-rdLERs3ZGgQ-unsplash.jpg

Climate Change, Energy,
and Rich Merzian

Climate and Energy Policy with Richard Merzian from the Australian Institute. Richie Merzian is the inaugural Climate & Energy Program Director at The Australia Institute.

EPISODE #27

main-green-cement_0.jpeg

Triple Green: 
Green Cement, Green Steel and Green Hydrogen

We discuss with Anthony the topic of Hydrogen; its benefits and where it may be lacking. Hydrogen may have great potential and Anthony gives us a great run-down of all of the things Hydrogen!

EPISODE #26

annie-spratt-VDXtVYJVj7A-unsplash.jpg

Have a very merry 
(sustainable) Christmas

In our final episode for the year, we reflect on this crazy year: we take a look at some of our favorite guests, discuss sustainable gift ideas, New Year's resolutions, and a positive outlook to the future.

EPISODE #25

sara-farshchi-tX6-eTPCLYw-unsplash.jpg

All Things Hydrogen with Anthony 
(Part 1)

This week we strap on our chemistry caps and talk to Hydrogen expert Anthony about Basic definitions of hydrogen and fuel cells, collecting waste from cows & wastewater to turn into hydrogen.

EPISODE #24

appolinary-kalashnikova-WYGhTLym344-unsplash.jpg

Wind Power, kilowatts and Cats with Shane
(Part 2)

This is part 2 of our incredible conversation with Shane Quinnell about renewable energy and the future of energy in Australia, including, what does the future of wind and solar look like in Aus?

EPISODE #23

appolinary-kalashnikova-WYGhTLym344-unsplash.jpg

Renewable Energy Dark Arts and Jedis 
(Part 1)

This week we speak to motivational speaker, Shane Quinnell! You'll learn about: solar and the different forms (residential, utility, and solar), and, the state of renewable energy in Australia.

EPISODE #22

sharon-pittaway-N7FtpkC_P7o-unsplash.jpg

All Things Hydrogen
Stephen Hinchcliffe, (Part 3)

 We discuss and learn about hydrogen energy, the uptake of EVs and how they compare to hydrogen, hot sediment aquifers (what are those!?), and the potential of geothermal energy in Australia.

EPISODE #21

nicolas-hippert-C82jAEQkfE0-unsplash.jpg

Should we like nuclear energy? 
Stephen Hinchcliffe, (Part 2)

Part 2 of our series on Energy with Stephen Hinchcliffe. We discuss how there are a lot of extra expenses to wind and solar that may make the price higher than coal and gas.

EPISODE #20

federico-beccari-ahi73ZN5P0Y-unsplash (1).jpg

System Strength with Stephen Hinchcliffe
(Part 1)

Stephen is a Chartered Engineer (UK), a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (UK), has a Ph.D. in power inverter technologies with more than twenty-five years' energy sector.

EPISODE #19

julien-pianetti-Cr9hZrpC1Oc-unsplash.jpg

Pineapples and Starfish
with Regina

This week we interviewed Regina, who works with her family in creating pineapple shoes.  The company's mission is to minimize waste by creating vegan, biodegradable, ethical shoes.

EPISODE #18

nathan-dumlao-Y3AqmbmtLQI-unsplash.jpg

Deliciously Sustainable Coffee 
with Tripod Coffee

Tripod Coffee is an Aussie brand creating certified compostable, Nespresso compatible sustainable coffee pods. These pods are made from plant-based materials making them 100% compostable.

EPISODE #17

fb5ebdefbf8936919fbc7ad5f84a9cc8.jpeg

Robots and Woody Harrelson with FolkTribe Clothing 
(Part 2)

Here's Part 2 of our talk with Kel and Em from FolkTribe Clothing! In Part 2 we talk about: Why use hemp fabric? what are the benefits of using this material as opposed to cotton?

EPISODE #16

steven-foster-_vllPjHfyu8-unsplash.jpg

Sustainable Fashion with Hemp, Vegetables and FolkTribe Clothing (Part 1)

Continuing with our theme on consumerism, we are looking at what sustainable fashion can look like in practice. Heidi and Bella spoke to Kel and Em, two sisters leading the way in sustainable fashion.

EPISODE #15

charlota-blunarova-r5xHI_H44aM-unsplash.jpg

"The Living Wardrobe" with Dr. Jo Cramer 
(Part 2)

Part 2 of our chat with Jo Cramer! This week we look at Dr. Jo Cramer’s fascinating solution to fast fashion - extending the garment-USE phase.

EPISODE #14

freestocks-_3Q3tsJ01nc-unsplash.jpg

Introduction to Sustainable Fashion 
(Part 1)

What is fast fashion and what are our other options? This week we spoke with Dr. Jo Cramer from RMIT about fast fashion and her thesis "Outfit From the Living Wardrobe".

EPISODE #13

648BCA80-729A-40FA-BC9E-537F3C0BFE56.jpeg

How to be an
Excellent Human

We want to answer one of sustainability's biggest questions: what can we do as individuals to help the planet? We'll cover some of the big and small changes you can make to slow the climate emergency.

Listen Here

EPISODE #12

_119666548_mediaitem119423521.jpeg

Going Gold
for Sustainability

This week we spoke with Simone Unanue about her work as a sustainable architect and as sustainability manager for the 2016 Rio Olympics and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

EPISODE #11

petaluma-ave-homes-cohousing.jpeg

Cooperative Co-Housing 
with Daisy

This week we spoke with activist and researcher Daisy Charlesworth about cooperative co-housing projects around the world, why is it unsustainable to buy/own investment properties?

EPISODE #10

465_David-1024x680-c-default.jpeg

Multispecies Justice 
with Professor David Schlosberg

David is a Professor of Environmental Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, and Director of the Sydney Environment Institute.

EPISODE #9

Corey-Tutt-Deadly-Science.jpeg

Corey Tutt 
from Deadly Science

This week we spoke with Corey Tutt, the founder of DeadlyScience, an initiative that provides science books and early reading material to remote schools in Australia.

EPISODE #8

devin-mcgloin-JST8XNXLGHQ-unsplash.jpg

Dirty Power and 
Revolving Doors

This week we talked with Dr. Adam Lucas about the web of connections between coal lobbies, conservative media, and Australian politics.

EPISODE #7

SOAlogofinal.png

SOA Australia: 
"Anal Teeth"

Take a listen to learn from Heidi and Bella about SOA, sea cucumbers, and anal teeth. Heidi and Bella founded an organization called SOA Australia and we want to tell you what it's all about.

Listen Here

EPISODE #6

Screen Shot 2021-08-01 at 7.19.35 pm.png

Maritime Archaeology and
Hot Paeonian Singles

This week we strapped our historian boots on and took a virtual flight to Malta where we met with maritime archaeologist Mieke Kassulke, who discusses her research and area of interest.

EPISODE #5

andreas-gucklhorn-Ilpf2eUPpUE-unsplash.jpg

Dr. Ainsley Elbra 
The renewable energy race

This week we speak with Dr. Ainsley Elbra, Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Ainsley breaks down the importance of renewable energy.

EPISODE #4

CourtesyFramlab.jpeg

Pathways through the Built Environment 
and Homelessness

We spoke with Orlando Hayes, an ecological consultant at Arup and co-founder of ShoutOut - a non-profit focused on connecting businesses and people experiencing homelessness.

EPISODE #3

Arlian-picking-up-rubbish-on-beach.jpeg

Plastic and Superhero's: 
Plastic Free Boy

This week we talk about all things plastic with 'Plastic Free Boy' Arlian Ecker and his mum Karin. Already at 13 years old Arlien was 2019's Youth Ambassador for Clean Up Australia Day.

EPISODE #2

harry-cunningham-1ykxJPkXu3k-unsplash.jpg

Kara breaks down 
Environmental Policy

In celebration of Earth Day, we chat with Kara Robinson from the company, "South Pole". Kara discusses environmental policy and breaks down some common terms.

EPISODE #1

IMG_8397.jpeg

Let's introduce ourselves: 
Our mission and vision

We want to introduce you to 'Life on Planet A', our co-hosts Heidi and Bella as well as our mission, our values, and what has driven us to start the podcast.

Screen Shot 2021-08-01 at 7.57.26 pm.png
mohammad-metri-1oKxSKSOowE-unsplash.jpg