11 best podcasts for sustainable living

Chris Gill July 09, 2020
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We all love a good podcast. Whether we’re after fresh inspiration and motivation or to simply make our work commute a little bit more bearable, podcasts provide expert insight into a range of topics.

But when it comes to finding the podcasts worth your time, it’s hard to know where to start. Ever since Sarah Koenig’s investigative journalism podcast Serial broke download records for a podcast back in 2014, anyone with access to a microphone (which is pretty much everyone who owns a smartphone) has been trying their luck at recording a podcast.

The positive side of this? There’s heaps of fantastic content out there for us all to enjoy. The flip side? It’s getting harder to sift through the not-so-fantastic content to find the really quality podcasts out there.

Because of this, we’ve made it easy for you by rounding up the best podcasts relating to green living, wellness and minimalism. From eco and health tips to living simply and learning to meditate, we’ve got your top podcasts covered.

And just so you know, we're doing our bit here at Boody ito ensure the planet is a wonderful place to live for everyone. How are we doing this? Well, through our sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly clothing for everyone, of course. Find out more.

But in the meantime, happy listening!

1. The Minimalists Podcast

Whether you’re dipping your toes into minimalism or have already donated all your belongings in search for a more Zen way of life, The Minimalists Podcast is your go-to. Founded by Josh and Ryan from the US, The Minimalists Podcast tackles sustainability a little differently. Both self-confessed minimalists themselves, the pair focus on living a life with more meaning by owning fewer things (which in turn has a positive impact on the planet). Find out more.

2. Sustainababble

Who said the topic of sustainability can’t be fun — even funny? Sustainababble is a weekly podcast about the environment, for and by ‘the confused.’ Hosted by OI and Dave — who describe themselves as ‘supposed experts’ on how to save the planet — Sustainababble is a topical, funny and digestible eco podcast that easily makes our best podcasts list. Check it out.

3. 10% Happier with Dan Harris

Newsman for the US ABC, Dan Harris, hit the headlines when he had a panic attack live on Good Morning America. This led him to something he’d always scoffed at previously: meditation. Claiming it changed his life, Dan went on to write the bestselling book 10% Happier, launched an app 10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics and now, in his podcast, he tackles the eternal question: Can you be ambitious and still strive for enlightenment? Find out more.

4. Cohesive Home

Describing themselves as “lazy minimalists”, Melissa and Kate are two laid-back moms delving into the topics you most want to hear about it in their podcast, Cohesive Home. Whether it’s family minimalism, adventuring with your kids or balancing family and work, these two besties will help you make parenting fun as you create a happier, simpler home. Their core belief is that by getting rid of all of the clutter, both physical and mental, you’ll allow yourself to live the authentic version of yourself — in turn allowing your family to flourish. Read more about the creative minds behind Cohesive Home.

5. Think: Sustainability

Well-produced and to the point, Think: Sustainability is a 30-min podcast by an Aussie duo. Covering everyday environmental issues we face in our modern world, Think: Sustainability seeks to make you re-evaluate your daily habits and the impact they have on the planet. This homegrown podcast easily makes our list of top podcasts with its digestible focus on contemporary environmental issues and the innovative people out there working to solve them. Learn more.

6. Meditation Oasis

Feeling the stresses of modern day life? Stop, pause and take a deep breath. Meditation Oasis is here to help. This podcast by Mary and Richard Maddux brings you meditations that help you relax deeply, be more present and ‘flow more easily with life’. The pair offers an assortment of guided meditations with and without music, as well as direction for meditations to undertake alone. If meditation has been something you’ve put off because you don’t have enough time, you’ll probably never going to have enough time. This podcast proves why it’s worth trying to make some. Find out more about why Meditation Oasis made our list of best podcasts.

7. Hurdle

Launched in January 2018, Hurdle features individuals who have got through tough times by integrating wellness into their everyday lives. The podcast shows how some of the most fearless and inspirational people got to where they are today because they found themselves with the help of yoga, juicing, meditation, changes to their diet and much more. Hurdle focuses on these stories, with the hope of inspiring you to live a happier and healthier life. Learn more about the brains behind Hurdle, Emily Abbate.

8. Green Dreamer

Kaméa Chayne’s Green Dreamer podcast is an iTunes chart-topper for eco creatives, visionaries and entrepreneurs exploring how to cultivate sustainability in all areas of their lives. Actor-entrepreneur and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Adrian Grenier, Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home and Orsola de Castro of Fashion Revolution are just a few of the pioneers you can hear on the Green Dreamer podcast. Find out more.

9. The Slow Home

In our hectic modern day life, we often wear how busy we are as a badge of honour. We’re overworked, over-stressed and under-rested. Well, not all of us. There’s an ever-growing community of people who are saying no to life in the fast line by slowing down, saying no and simplifying. Brooke McAlary, founder of, is one of them, and in her podcast, she chats to others who have adopted a similar approach to life. Find out more about slowing down in this top podcast.

10. Low Tox Life

Alexx Stuart founded Low Tox Life after experiencing firsthand the lack of transparency in our food system, personal care and cleaning products. The Low Tox Life podcast is an extension of the online community she has built, centred around the concept of living a life that rejects cookie-cutter notions of eco-living. The show covers many ‘low tox’ topics around sustainability, health, fashion, farming, lowering our toxic load and more with a range of experts. Learn more.

11. That’s So Retrograde

Coined the “Ab Fab of the new age”, Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari — the ladies behind That’s So Retrograde — effortlessly merge pop culture and wellness to bring a blend of modern-day cool to their podcast. The two pals search for their most authentic selves, either by making mistakes or experiencing ‘mindful awakenings’, recording their stories each step of the way and then sharing them in their fun podcast. Steph and Elizabeth deliver conscious conversations and expert interviews with authenticity and humour, with the ultimate goal of guiding themselves and their listeners to ‘their most enlightened path.’ And they have a heap of fun in the process! Find out more.

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