Living Planet | Deutsche Welle

Every Thursday, a new episode of Living Planet brings you environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day. The prize-winning, weekly half-hour radio magazine and podcast is produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster - visit for more.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 29m. Bisher sind 264 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts

Living Planet: Planes, Trains, Automobiles

Lower prices helped democratize air travel, but flying is one of the most carbon-heavy actions a person can take. We look at Sweden's No Fly campaign, take a journey on a night train and visit a city in Spain that is mostly car free.


 2019-11-07  29m

Living Planet: Adaptation & Change

How do we inspire the fundamental changes that are needed to safeguard our planet? On this program, we look at some novel ideas, from restoring peatlands to their natural state to climate change resistant apples.


 2019-10-31  29m

Living Planet: Not so fantastic

Today on the show, we're taking a look at our plastic world — from the oceans, to its place in our homes, to its original source. What can we do now about our plastic problems and what do we still need to figure out?


 2019-10-24  29m

Living Planet: Extinction and invasion

This week on Living Planet, we hear about the people protesting extinction — our own, to be exact. And we examine how climate change is bringing insects and the diseases they carry to new places around the world.


 2019-10-17  29m

Living Planet: Struggle for survival

This week, we look at how melting sea ice is threatening the survival of polar bears in the Arctic, and ask what impact shrinking glaciers will have on Switzerland's hydroelectric power supply. We'll also meet UNDP goodwill ambassador Olafur Eliasson, and find out how illegal mining is destroying India's fragile Aravali mountains.


 2019-10-10  29m

Living Planet: Deep dive into food waste

Why do we waste so much food? And what can we do about it? Neil King and Gabe Borrud get to the bottom of these questions on this week's Living Planet. They visit a supermarket to gauge their role as consumers, and team up with two dumpster diving sisters for a nighttime harvesting spree. They also talk to a leading food economist and discover the root of the food waste problem runs a lot deeper.


 2019-10-02  29m

Living Planet: Ocean deep - Mountain high

The much anticipated IPCC report on the oceans and the cryosphere sets out the full extent to which the world’s oceans, glaciers, mountains and polar ecosystems are being disrupted by climate change, with dire consequences for life on our planet.


 2019-09-26  29m

Living Planet: Leapfrogging to a greener world

As young people all over the world take to the streets to demand climate action and the United Nations Secretary General hosts a special climate summit in New York, the UN Environment Programme's Executive Director, Inger Andersen tells us people power is proving pivotal. And we look at new ways of getting the climate message across.


 2019-09-19  29m

Living Planet: Given Half a Chance

The dilemma of our times — our fast-moving, convenient lifestyles are polluting the planet and heating up the climate. Could a plastic-free supermarket — or a recycling app help solve some of our problems? Author Edward Davey says there is hope and suggests "Ten Ways to Change the World" in his book "Given Half a Chance."


 2019-09-12  29m

Living Planet: In times of change

This week on Living Planet, we tackle stories of environmental change. Fires are burning throughout the Amazon, but what does this mean for the world's largest tropical rainforest? We also see how gardeners in Spain are adapting to a changing climate and explore what climate insurance looks like in Uganda.


 2019-09-05  29m