Just in time for the school holidays we’ve put together a lively list of 8 podcasts that will (probably) make you smarter and inspire you to make a difference! Whether you’re on a road trip, walking the dog or gardening, these podcasts are well worth a listen. Fun fact, podcasts are more energy efficient than streaming video.

Climate Rising
For the aspiring entrepreneurs and future CEOs, Harvard Business School Business presents Climate Rising about the impact of climate change on business. With diverse guests from ranging from scientists to famous brand founders, this podcast is the business.

Little Green Pod
A little podcast delivering a big message, Little Green Pod created for busy people who know they can do more to help save the world. An old favourite from the ABC, host Fi Poole explores the ways in which all of us can make little changes every day.

Planet A – Talks on climate change
No average Joe, the Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities, Dan Jørgensen, hosts this regular podcast on climate change issues. With access to leading experts, policy makers and activists, Planet A makes for fascinating listening from a politician who is serious about changing the world.

Another podcast with a local flavour, Futuresteading is focused on ‘slow living’ in a way that’s healthier for us personally and the planet. Each episode features guests from diverse backgrounds speaking about food, farming, and the environment.

The Climate Question
From the BBC World Service, comes this series framed around common climate questions. Does recycling help fight climate change? How can oceans help us capture carbon? Is the world ready for an electric vehicle revolution? Find out the answers to these questions and more each week.

For What It’s Earth
Another pod from the UK, hosts Emma and Lloyd explore climate, environmental and sustainability issues in a fun but thorough way.

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) presents this award-winning show that covers the science, technology and politics behind climate change. Scientists and respected experts appear across four seasons (so far) of quality educational content to inform our decisions.

How to Save a Planet
This long running favourite from Gimlet features journalist Alex Blumberg and a crew of self-described climate nerds sharing positive stories and investigating some of the more overlooked aspects of climate change. I great listen for those feeling disheartened and looking for inspiration.