Everyone is jumping on the podcast bandwagon. They’re quick and easy entertainment, and they’re great for keeping up with the news and learning new things on the go. Urbanstrong knows that you’re always looking for recommendations, so we put together a list of podcasts about sustainability and green living. Some of these have already turned us into devoted listeners, but some are new to us as well! Whether you’re into green business, clean tech, or urban farming, we’ve got something for you.

Seeds and the City

seeds and the city podcast logoSeeds and the City is a podcast that explores all the ways New Yorkers manage to grow and eat food in a concrete jungle.  Discussions theme on how city-dwellers all around the globe can stay connected with their food systems given that by 2050, 70% of the world population is going to be living in urban areas. The show is hosted by a pair of friends living in NYC, each working in a different aspect of urban agriculture. One spends her days working on clean energy and finance, and the other, a registered dietitian nutritionist, oversees marketing at a world-leading indoor agriculture company. Together they mix into the conversation their shared experiences with tech, sustainability, and NYC culture as they interview innovators in urban agriculture, green building and technology.  Expect a lot of insights and a lot of laughs.   Oh, and Urbanstrong’s founder Alan Burchell is the guest of the SATC season finale, dropping April 23rd, so he’s told.


A weekly podcast about the environment, for and by the confused. Your hosts Ol and Dave are supposed to be experts in how to save the planet. But why’s everything got to be so confusing? Each week they try to get a little bit closer to enlightenment. They may fail. They sift through the most egregious eco-guff out there, exposing the real eco villians vs the hapless incompetents. It’s topical, funny and hopefully more than a little cathartic.

Race to 9 Billion

The “Race to 9 Billion” podcast series explores sustainability in a rapidly growing and urbanizing world. In the next 35 years, we expect to grow our population 35% – that means more than 9 billion people on Planet Earth by mid-century. And at that time, 70% of those people will live in cities. These megatrends will redefine our economy and our society, with big implications for environmental science and technology

Direct Current: An Energy.gov Podcast

A podcast about energy– the kind that lights our homes, powers our lives and shapes our world. From the U.S. Department of Energy’s digital team in Washington, D.C., Direct Current brings you fresh, insightful stories of how we generate and use electricity, what that means for the planet and the cutting-edge science that’s driving a global energy revolution.

The Energy Gang

The Energy Gang is a weekly digest on energy, cleantech and the environment produced by Greentech Media. The show features engaging discussion between energy futurist Jigar Shah, energy policy expert Katherine Hamilton and Greentech Editor Stephen Lacey. Join us as we delve into the technological, political and market forces driving energy and environmental issues


HumaNature is the podcast that explores where humans and our habitat meet. The show tells real stories about human experiences in nature. Along the way, we’ll meet people whose encounters help us reflect on our own place in the natural world.

The Adaptors

A podcast about life on Earth during a weird time: now. It visits people who are inventing new ways to live, proposing new ways to think and figuring out how we will adapt to climate change. Hosted by the witty and wonderful Flora Lichtman. If you’re into quirky, fun facts, this one’s for you. This is a great easy listening podcast, and each episode is short.

Creative Destruction

Honest, hard conversations about farming, business, and life with those trying to make a living doing something that they love and dealing with life in the process. You’ll hear from experts who are far down their respective paths and people just like you who are starting out and making a go of it and learning as they go. Diego Footer dives deep into each story, looking at the why and the how, leaving you with practical tools, tips, and techniques that you can put into use right away to be part of the change by doing your work.

Warm Regards

Climate change—and humanity’s role in shaping it—is one of the scariest issues of our time. To help people keep sane, meteorologist Eric Holthaus created Warm Regards, a podcast about the warming planet. It focuses on the people and personalities involved behind the scenes; those who can help suss out when the latest science is truly freak-out worthy.

A Sustainable Mind

A Sustainable Mind is a podcast created for the earth-conscious individual, ecopreneur, environmental activist, sustainability enthusiast, grassroots organizer, minimalist, conscious consumer and the eco-curious. If you are looking to get inspired, motivated and take ACTION to be the change you want to see in the world you are in the right place. Delivered to you each week, Marjorie Alexander brings you environmental changemakers whose campaigns, companies and projects have changed the planet for the better.