Climate Psychology Podcast Collection

Recently, we held a popular series on our Facebook Page that shared podcast episodes and series on climate psychology. Since then, we have found even more to share! Let’s make this blog post a place to share and collate these podcast resources. If you know of a podcast we should add, please message Jessica (our social media volunteer) through our Facebook Page. Together we can find and enjoy them all 😊

Podcast episodes on climate psychology:

Ten ways to confront the climate crisis without losing hope : The Guardian

Emily Atkin: the best case ever for climate rage! : Wild with Sarah Wilson

Margaret Klein Salamon: I know I’ll die from climate change : Wild with Sarah Wilson

Climate of Emotion: Despair and Climate of Emotion: Hope : ABC Radio National

ANXIETY AND AGENCY: How to respond to eco-anxiety in the face of climate change : Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd

Thanatologist Kriss Kevorkian on Environmental Grief, Coping with Covid & the Importance of Laughing During a Pandemic : Skaana Orcas and Oceans Podcast

Trees I’ve Loved : ABC Radio National

The Fullness of Things with the poet Jane Hirshfield: On Being

This episode aired in December 2021 and poignantly explores the work and life of poet Jane Hirshfield. Jane writes and reflects on many topics, but there is an especially poignant discussion of ecological crisis and climate change and Jane’s well known poem ‘Let them Not Say’ is read by the host Krista Tippett. 

Podcast series on climate psychology:

Climate Crisis Conversations

Climate Crisis Conversations, ‘Catastrophe or Transformation’ is a podcast series hosted by Verity Sharp for the Climate Psychology Alliance and produced by Parity Audio. It features creative thoughtful conversations between climate psychologists and our friends about the climate and biodiversity crisis.

No Place Like Home

A podcast that gets to the heart of climate change through personal stories. Hosted by Mary Anne Hitt & Anna Jane Joyner.

Facing It

A podcast about love, loss and the natural world with Jennifer W. Atikinson, Ph. D.

The age of climate crisis is upon us, and grief and anxiety are on the rise. This podcast explores the emotional burden of climate change, and why despair leaves so many people unable to respond to our existential threat. Overcoming that paralysis is the first step in moving to action, and yet official climate strategies rarely address the emotional toll of climate grief and eco anxiety. Meanwhile, frontline communities — particularly people of color, indigenous communities, and other historically-marginalized groups — are experiencing the heaviest mental health impacts of climate disruption and displacement. This series introduces ways to move from despair to action by addressing the psychological roots of our unprecedented ecological loss.

Climate Change and Happiness

An international podcast that explores the personal side of climate change. Hosted by Dr. Thomas Doherty and Panu Pihkala.

Here we are open about our climate emotions, as humans and from our perspectives as researchers and climate psychology experts. We put language to what you feel about the climate crisis—and also what you might want to feel, feelings you can grow and cultivate. This supports your resilience and your mental health and wellbeing. We invite other experts to join us in our conversations, and we hope you can join us too.

The Last Movie Ever Made: The Don’t Look Up podcast

A podcast exploring the making and themes of the movie everyone is talking about #dontlookupmovie

The Rescue Project

Kind acts of environmental rescue – what drives us to do this work and how do we remain hopeful? From planting a seed, to rejuvenating a rain forest, saving a bird to a lifetime helping injured tree kangaroos – in some way, does land and animal care rescue us?
Audio documentary maker and host Gretchen Miller has a fascination for the psychological reasons for caring for the natural world and for the remarkable people who do so.

Wildlife Heroes Podcast

Australia’s 15,000+ wildlife volunteers work relentlessly, under intense conditions, donating their time and resources to help rescue, rehabilitate and release our precious native wildlife.

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife teamed up with environmental podcast maker and former ABC RN producer Gretchen Miller, to create the Wildlife Heroes Podcast, where we discuss the mental wellbeing of wildlife volunteers and how to deal with stressful events, as well as delving into the fantastic contribution that these volunteers make to the conservation of our native species.

Feature image by Denisse Leon via Unsplash

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