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A funny podcast about the environment, sustainability, and all the total guff people talk in the name of saving the planet.

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A funny podcast about the environment, sustainability, and all the total guff people talk in the name of saving the planet.

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By Asdjxkrsabspaljwx - Oct 08 2019
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I don’t ever write review but I wanted to for this podcast, it’s simply amazing. I’ve listened to other podcasts about sustainability and issues pertaining to the environment, but this podcast is my absolute favorite! Dave and Ol tell you the facts in a comedic way— they aren’t shoving information down your gullet. I’m 18 and Instead of binge watching Netflix I binge listen to their podcast, instead of listening to music in the car I listen to their podcast. If you’re going to start listening to environmental podcasts start with this!!

Learn and laugh!

By lexxii1456 - May 22 2019
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This podcast for sure needs more listeners. If you want to learn about sustainability without constantly feeling overwhelmed, this is a great place to start. These guys are hilarious, yet insightful and thought-provoking. While I don’t agree with everything they say, their strong opinions help me to better form my own. I love it!

iTunes Ratings

71 Ratings
Average Ratings
60
8
1
1
1

The best

By Asdjxkrsabspaljwx - Oct 08 2019
Read more
I don’t ever write review but I wanted to for this podcast, it’s simply amazing. I’ve listened to other podcasts about sustainability and issues pertaining to the environment, but this podcast is my absolute favorite! Dave and Ol tell you the facts in a comedic way— they aren’t shoving information down your gullet. I’m 18 and Instead of binge watching Netflix I binge listen to their podcast, instead of listening to music in the car I listen to their podcast. If you’re going to start listening to environmental podcasts start with this!!

Learn and laugh!

By lexxii1456 - May 22 2019
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This podcast for sure needs more listeners. If you want to learn about sustainability without constantly feeling overwhelmed, this is a great place to start. These guys are hilarious, yet insightful and thought-provoking. While I don’t agree with everything they say, their strong opinions help me to better form my own. I love it!

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Sustainababble

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A funny podcast about the environment, sustainability, and all the total guff people talk in the name of saving the planet.

Rank #1: #48: Palm Oil

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It's Easter! But as you chow down on your choccy eggs, how "sustainable" is the palm oil that's almost certainly used? Are YOU killing orang-utans? Dave and Ol investigate.

Another very big name divests from oil and has a pleasing pop at Exxon in the process, and a polar research boat is all set to be named something very silly indeed.

All this, and if it wasn't already a bad enough time to be an ash tree, here comes some invading beastly beetles to finish them off.

Sustainababble is your weekly comedy podcast about politics, prattle and the planet. Out Mondays.

Music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft and Dream Themes.

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and on sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble

Mar 27 2016

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Rank #2: #39: Planet Earth is Blue

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Dave's back from his holidays to find out David Bowie has died, the UK's lost killer whales it didn't even know it had, and the bloke in charge of flood prevention went on holiday by mistake. Lawks.

There's a load of stinky air, fossil fuel barons suing Barack Obama, and the weirdest thing Donald Trump has done yet.

And with Bowie-puns agogo, who is this week's - ahem - Starman?

Sustainababble is your weekly comedy podcast about politics, prattle and the planet. Out Mondays.

Music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft and Dream Themes.

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and on sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble

Jan 17 2016

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Rank #3: #3: Facts v Fiction

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Sustainababble 3 then, and steam our underparts if it isn't a cracker.

Dave and Ollie get reflective about the extent to which it's OK for people - in particular Americans - to treat scientific fact as an article of faith. While 'belief' in climate change is on the rise in the UK, what excuses can be found for fully half of the American public to think it's a wicked fantasy?

They get their teeth into 'natural capital' - whatever the hell that means. And revel in the rise and rise of solar, which makes the Chancellor's underhand love-in with the frackers all the more galling.

All this, and time to see how Ollie's prediction of a telling off for Cuadrilla went.
Sustainababble is a weekly podcast for and by greeny types who don’t really know what’s going on. It comes out every Monday.
Music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft.
Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and here on the sustainababble website. Visit us at @thebabblewagon.

Feb 02 2015

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Rank #4: #59: Microbeads

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Very big numbers of iddybiddy bits of plastic in the sea, and it's all the fault of YOUR face scrubs. Should we ban microbeads? Who thought they were a good idea in the first place? And what's it all got to do with Dave's jam tarts?

All this, and WOMBATS FIGHT BACK - not before time, by the sound of it.

Sustainababble is your weekly comedy podcast about politics, prattle and the planet. Out Mondays.

Music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft and Dream Themes.

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and on sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble

Aug 28 2016

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Rank #5: #99: Ocean Plastic

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As Blue Planet II comes to a close, we ask if people having spent the last 7 weeks cooing at the pretty fishies will make any difference to whether they hoik Fanta bottles into the sea. Ol and Dave would walk the plank if Attenborough told us to - will anyone else?

Meanwhile, a clothing company is suing the wobbly bottom off the President of the Free World, and the Conservative party are trying very hard to not be seen to be being nasty to animals.

And: Bitcoin. What the hell is it? And can it really be responsible for killing polar bears?

Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by the legendary Dicky Moore – @dickymoo

Available on iTunes, Acast, Soundcloud & all those types of things, or at sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble. Email us at hello@sustainababble.fish.

Dec 10 2017

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Rank #6: #5: Divestment

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Like Barry White puffing cigars on a bed of straw, this week’s episode is dangerously sexy.

For your aural pleasure we undress #divestment, the steaming hot fossil fuel finance campaign, while Dave is decidedly blue about buses as a Government transport speech gets critiqued.

We ponder if the weekend’s climate coo-ing by Cam, Mili & Clegg is the good news it appears, and take aim at a rich American who’s done a cartoon about breaking up with fossil fuels.

And for some reason the words “Boris Johnson” and “testicle” appear in close proximity.

Maybe sexy isn’t the word?

All this, and there’s still time to go weak at the knees for our first listener email!

Sustainababble is a weekly podcast for and by greeny types who don’t really know what’s going on. It comes out every Monday.
Music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft.
Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and on the sustainababble website. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble.

Feb 16 2015

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Rank #7: #83: Trump vs Paris

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A man of his silly orange word, Donald Trump has finally confirmed the USA will quit the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. Aaargh! But just how sodding awful is this news?

Ol's away, so Dave (and Arabella) chat to Amy Mount from the Green Alliance,  trying in vain not to freak out too much.

And with the UK election looming, we also natter about why on Earth the environment isn't getting a look-in in the leaders' debates. Is it all our own silly faults really?

Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft & Dream Themes.

This episode also contains music from Daniel James Dolby and Blue Dot Sessions.

Available on iTunes, Acast, Soundcloud & all those types of things, or at sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble. Email us at hello@sustainababble.fish.

Jun 04 2017

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Rank #8: #140: Recycling

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Of the zillion eco topics we've covered on this podcast, none come any more 'I like to think I do my bit' than recycling. You know the drill:You: "GLOBAL CLIMATE BREAKDOWN INSECTAGEDDON AAARGGHH!"Your auntie: "Well darling, I always recycle my Daily Mail".Probably the one thing we can all agree on is how sodding confusing it is. Can plastic bags be recycled? Doesn't it all go to China? Should I bother rinsing my hummus pot when No. 62 routinely shove half a dead dog in their green bin?We chat to one man who knows the answers to all these rubbish (geddit?) questions and more, waste nerd, mega-brain and friend of the babble, Julian Kirby.Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by the legendary Dicky Moore – @dickymoo. Sustainababble logo by the splendid Arthur Stovell. Eco-guff performed by Arabella.Love the babble? Bung us a few pennies at www.patreon.com/sustainababble.MERCH: sustainababble.teemill.comAvailable on iTunes, Spotify, Acast & all those types of things, or at sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble. Email us at hello@sustainababble.fish.

Mar 24 2019

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Rank #9: #73: Geoengineering

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Mirrors in space? Artificial volcanos? Refreezing the Arctic?! Can we? Will we? SHOULD we?

Dave & Ol embark on a terrifying interview with geoengineering expert, Duncan McLaren.

We've also got some Babble from an unholy Caledonian alliance, and an Anti-Inhofe Inhofe from Down Under.

Sustainababble is your weekly comedy podcast about politics, prattle and the planet.

Music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft and Dream Themes.

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and on sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble

Feb 19 2017

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Rank #10: #65: Babies

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Are children an unjustifiable burden on the planet, as well as noisy and financially ruinous? And why on earth are Ol and Dave talking about them all of a sudden?

Also this week, the triumphant return of Boaty McBoatface and a new section dedicated to that nice Mr Trump.

Sustainababble is your weekly comedy podcast about politics, prattle and the planet.

Music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft and Dream Themes.

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and on sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble

Nov 28 2016

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Rank #11: #53: Fish

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Is the EU killing the UK fishing industry? Is Nigel Farage a fisherman's friend? And what the hell has Bob Geldof got to do with it? Dave and Ol interview piscine expert, Griffin Carpenter, to sift the facts from the fish-ction.

They also discuss how to persuade an oil-fearing giraffe to move across a river, and salute naughty Volkswagen for giving up on dirty diesel.

Sustainababble is your weekly comedy podcast about politics, prattle and the planet. Out Mondays.

Music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft and Dream Themes.

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and on sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble

Jun 19 2016

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Rank #12: #4: The Oil Price

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In this week's episode Dave and Ollie talk about the oil price, despite not really wanting to and finding it all very complicated and difficult.  Are lower oil prices bad or good for climate change? Does anyone really know? Anyone?

In mammal news, they've got door-to-door squirrel deliveries and a disagreement about beavers.

And what's this about the curious incident of the Government paying a company that makes and sells LED lightbulbs to start using LED lightbulbs?

All this, and they find time to come over all Patrick Moore, pondering inexpertly whether climate change is being caused by supernovae (clue: it isn't).
Sustainababble is a weekly podcast for and by greeny types who don’t really know what’s going on. It comes out every Monday.
Music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft.
Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and on the sustainababble website. Visit us at @thebabblewagon.

Feb 08 2015

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Rank #13: #41: Whales

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They're big, wet and lovely. Whether they're washing up on our beaches or getting harpooned by naughty Japanese people, everyone's talking about whales - and so are we.

This week Ol and Dave wonder why it is people get so gooey about whales, and dig into exactly how the heck Japan keeps getting away with killing and eating so many of them in the name of 'science'.

All this, and the world's sexiest President finds himself in Babble Corner - twice.

Sustainababble is your weekly comedy podcast about politics, prattle and the planet. Out Mondays.

Music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft and Dream Themes.

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and on sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble

Jan 31 2016

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Rank #14: #17: It’s All Our Fault

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Well then. How did Ol's prediction that Ed Miliband would be prime minster get on? Pardon? Oh.

So the Tories won. What does that mean for the environment, then? Is it REALLY all our fault? And is the performance of the Green Party a reason to be cheerful?

Sustainababble is a weekly podcast for and by greeny types who don’t really know what’s going on. It comes out every Monday.
Music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft.
Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and on the sustainababble website. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble

May 10 2015

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Rank #15: #144: Fashion

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Our clothes say a lot about who we are, but they also say "SCREW YOU, PLANET!" more often than not. Yup, clothes and fashion - like so many nice things - have some eye-watering environmental price tags.We peruse.Also this week, an update on the mega protest that is Extinction Rebellion, and some bizarre Babble-flattery from Shell.Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by the legendary Dicky Moore – @dickymoo. Sustainababble logo by the splendid Arthur Stovell. Eco-guff performed by Arabella.Love the babble? Bung us a few pennies at www.patreon.com/sustainababble.MERCH: sustainababble.teemill.comAvailable on iTunes, Spotify, Acast & all those types of things, or at sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble. Email us at hello@sustainababble.fish.

Apr 22 2019

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Rank #16: #61: Blackouts

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Is running the country on renewables REALLY 'fanciful nonsense' that'll make all the lights go out? How likely are blackouts? What causes them? And is YOUR fridge downloading nudey pictures when you're not looking? We talk to an energy expert with a large brain, Alasdair Cameron, to find out.

Also, there's some major babble from burbling miners in Druridge Bay - and as the world's two biggest polluters ratify the Paris Agreement, why are there STILL so many reasons to be glum?

Sustainababble is your weekly comedy podcast about politics, prattle and the planet. Out Mondays.

Music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft and Dream Themes.

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and on sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble

Sep 11 2016

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Rank #17: #147: Cycling

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Basically all of us learn to ride a bike, but vanishingly few grown-ups regularly cycle, especially in 'car is king' Blighty.So why is pootling around on two wheels such a niche pursuit, when the benefits and beneficiaries are so varied? And are cyclists the red-light jumping, pavement-bothering lycra zealots the press would have you believe, or just, y'know, humans who ride a bike every now and then?We discuss.Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme music by the legendary Dicky Moore – @dickymoo. Sustainababble logo by the splendid Arthur Stovell. Eco-guff performed by Arabella.Love the babble? Bung us a few pennies at www.patreon.com/sustainababble.MERCH: sustainababble.teemill.comAvailable on iTunes, Spotify, Acast & all those types of things, or at sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble. Email us at hello@sustainababble.fish.

May 19 2019

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Rank #18: #85: Michael Gove

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He's back! The man who tried to ban climate change from the national curriculum has been anointed as Environment Secretary. Knickers are properly in a knot; yer Babble's on hand to see if this really is as bad news as all that.

Meanwhile, Ol gets mushy about the return of a small rodent. Again. And does Donald Trump really think he's a modern day King Cnut?

Sustainababble is your friendly environment podcast, out weekly. Theme and other music by the legendary Dicky Moore - https://soundcloud.com/dickymoo

Available on iTunes, Acast, Soundcloud & all those types of things, or at sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble. Email us at hello@sustainababble.fish.

Jun 18 2017

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Rank #19: #71: Amazon Reef

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An ENORMOUS coral reef has been discovered hiding near the Amazon and - in a welcome development - it's not dead yet.

We talk to Greenpeace's Sara Ayech to find out all about it.

Also this week, spectacular eco-guff from a Cornwall councillor and we impose a Babble ban on Small Hands Orange Face.

Sustainababble is your weekly comedy podcast about politics, prattle and the planet.

Music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft and Dream Themes.

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and on sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble

Feb 06 2017

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Rank #20: #43: Love

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It's Valentine's Day, so everyone's throwing money at card shops and calling it romance.

But what does it mean for the planet? Should we give up buying roses? Will anyone remember to give lil' old Earth a cuddle?

There's inhofery from the oil company we all love to hate, filthy babble from India, and yet another A-lister giving it to the PM. Lovely.

Sustainababble is your weekly comedy podcast about politics, prattle and the planet. Out Mondays.

Music by Dicky Moore from Bearcraft and Dream Themes.

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, and on sustainababble.fish. Visit us at @thebabblewagon and at Facebook.com/sustainababble

Feb 15 2016

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