9 Thought-Provoking Podcasts To Inspire Sustainable Living
Inspiring Podcasts For Intentional Living
Looking to make the most of your commute, long walk, or shower? Try downloading these inspirational podcasts about minimalism, sustainability, and living intentionally! The hosts are fun, witty, and from all over the world, and they often invite well-known do-gooders and world-changers on their shows.
Each episode is packed with knowledge and inspiration to fuel your own conscious lifestyle choices. So get ready for a new world of knowledge and advice from these experts.
1. The Slow Home Podcast
Ever find yourself racing to keep up with the Joneses? This podcast may be for you. The Slow Home Podcast focuses on slowing down, simplifying your life, and focusing on the truly important things. Hosted by Brooke and Ben McAlary—a couple living in Australia with their children, dog, and chickens—this podcast is a breath of fresh air for anyone living in the fast lane (and desperately looking to slow down).
2. A Sustainable Mind
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Noteworthy Episode | Zero Waste Hair Salons and Sustainability in the Beauty Industry
Average Episode Length | 45 minutes
in conversations and at environmental conferences, Marjorie Alexander recognized that she was “one of few women, fewer young people, and often the only woman of color.” So, she started A Sustainable Mind. First as a master’s thesis project, and now as a loved and acclaimed podcast. Listen for weekly interviews with the people behind some of today’s most impactful start-ups, organizations, and campaigns. The discussions cover everything from microplastics and bamboo to eco-friendly event planning and sustainable intimacy products.
3. Conscious Chatter
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Noteworthy Episode | Questioning the meaning behind *regenerative fashion* and building new fashion systems
Average Episode Length | 40 minutes
Kestrel Jenkins is pulling up the curtain on the garment industry. Her podcast, Conscious Chatter, seeks to open the door to conversations about our clothing and the potential impact connected to what we wear. Jenkins is a longtime advocate for sustainability and explorer of the ethical fashion space. Listeners can also expect to hear from experts and change-makers in the industry, including Marci Zaroff, Javier Goyeneche, and Christy Dawn, among others.
4. Brown Girl Green
Created by activist, host, and speaker Kristy Drutman, Brown Girl Green addresses the intersections of media, diversity, and environmentalism. Through interviews with leaders and advocates, the conversations focus on inclusion, climate crisis solutions, and more. Listeners can tune in to discussions about how to use personal finance for environmentally conscious spending, as well as how to cultivate joy in a frequently overwhelming world.
5. Low Tox Life
Hosted by Alexx Stuart, the Low Tox Life Podcast is all about our bodies, minds, and souls. With episodes about our sleeping habits, the food we eat, psychological wellness, and toilet paper changing the world (seriously), this podcast covers a variety of informative and intriguing topics. Stuart also offers recipes, e-courses, and an e-book on her website.
6. How To Save A Planet
While climate change can often feel overwhelming, it helps to have a show that leaves us feeling energized. And that’s how How To Save A Planet makes us feel—educated and ready to make a positive impact for our planet. Brought to you by Gimlet and Spotify, as well as journalist Alex Blumberg and a crew of climate nerds, this show proves that climate conversations don’t have to be entirely daunting.
7. WARDROBE CRISIS
WARDROBE CRISIS is hosted by Clare Press, a Sydney-based fashion journalist, author, and presenter who was also Vogue’s first sustainability editor. Each week, Press interviews designers, climate scientists, activists, and academics about fashion, ethics, social justice, environmental sustainability, and how they all intersect. Former guests include Me Too founder Tarana Burke, actress Rosario Dawson, and the minds behind beloved brands like Patagonia, Allbirds, and Veja.
8. Green Dreamer
Hosted by Kaméa Chayne, a leader in the ethical and sustainable living space, Green Dreamer is the perfect show for creatives pursuing more environmentally conscious work and lifestyles. Chayne’s guests include The Good Trade’s co-founder, AmyAnn Cadwell, and other noteworthy entrepreneurs and influencers like Bea Johnson, Tara Mackey, Agnes Muljadi and more. We love this podcast’s thoughtful approach to spreading the word about sustainability, and we’re excited to watch it podcast flourish!
9. The Minimalists
With an audience of 4 million+ readers and followers, Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus can proudly call themselves Masters of Minimalism. In addition to their numerous essays, books, online classes, and documentaries, the duo broadcasts one of the highest-ranking podcasts on all of iTunes, The Minimalists Podcast. Listeners can enjoy honest and compelling episodes about living a minimalist life in relationships, home, self-care, the workplace, and more. Don’t miss the episode on sustainability with The Good Trade’s very own co-founder, AmyAnn!