The Biofriendly Podcast
What Have We Learned From Hurricanes?

What Have We Learned From Hurricanes?

September 30, 2022

As the U.S. Southeast faces yet another hurricane, we wanted to focus this week's Biofriendly Podcast on the improvements we've made over the years when facing these storms. Join us as we discuss hurricane preparedness, what our greatest sense might be, and why we can all get along despite what we read on the internet.

Recycle Wind Turbines By Eating Them?

Recycle Wind Turbines By Eating Them?

September 23, 2022

By 2050, it's estimated that we will have 12 million metric tons of wind turbine blades to throw away, so how do we prevent all of them from ending up in a landfill? This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we discuss the ways of recycling wind turbines into everything from concrete to candy, why you should hold on to your nickels, and does Noel do the greatest tap dance routine in history? 

Hopper Pockets and the Challenge To Eat More Insects

Hopper Pockets and the Challenge To Eat More Insects

September 16, 2022

In Western cultures, most of us get the heebie-jeebies when we see bugs, but in most countries around the world, insects are routinely eaten and even enjoyed. This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we talk about insects as food, the benefits they have on our environment, and what are Hopper Pockets and how can we get some?

What Are Nano Diamonds?

What Are Nano Diamonds?

September 9, 2022

A recent story in the news about scientists using lasers to create nano diamonds out of plastic waste led us to a completely different type of 'nano diamond' that aims to solve our world's energy problems. This week we explore how this exciting new tech might be able to make a battery that runs for 20,000 years, why you should always pay attention in school, and can acting schools be a bad idea?

Tractor Hacking and the Right to Repair

Tractor Hacking and the Right to Repair

September 2, 2022

At the latest DefCon security conference, an expert hacker discovered a new jailbreak that would allow farmers to modify and repair the expensive equipment that’s vital to their work. This week we discuss why the hack was considered a victory in giving consumers the right to repair the Internet of Things (IoT) products they buy, what future generations will do with technology, and why is so hard to go to the bathroom in our building?

What is De-Extinction?

What is De-Extinction?

August 26, 2022

The Tasmanian tiger may live once again as scientists attempt to resurrect the species that went extinct in 1936! This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we discuss the 'de-extinction' of species like the thylacine, the woolly mammoth, and even the Christmas Island rat. What does this mean for our environment, does Dr. Ian Malcolm / Jeff Goldblum have a say in it, and did the podcast transform into a radio play? 

The Planetary Potential of 3D Printing

The Planetary Potential of 3D Printing

August 19, 2022

A team of scientists recently developed a biodegradable paper battery created with the help of 3D printing, so this week on The Biofriendly Podcast we discussed a few environmental pros and cons of this new technology. How does 3D printing work, what are the more sustainable options, and why do we need to ignore the movie Armageddon if we conquer space?

The Magic of Dolphin Poo

The Magic of Dolphin Poo

August 12, 2022

The Great Barrier Reef recorded the highest amount of coral cover in nearly four decades and it's time to celebrate the win! This week we dive deep into the ocean to see who is helping the coral, who is hurting the coral, and what does dolphin poo have to do with it all?

How Disco Will Save The Planet

How Disco Will Save The Planet

August 5, 2022

How can the flashing disco lights of the 1970s usher in a new era for our Earth? You'll just have to listen and find out how on the latest episode of The Biofriendly Podcast. Whether it's by sustainably fishing for scallops or protecting animals from predators, Noel and Jacob put on their dancing shoes and share all the ways we will be Stayin' Alive!

Flashback Episode - Summer 2019

Flashback Episode - Summer 2019

July 29, 2022

This week we've assembled a special throwback episode of The Biofriendly Podcast from summer of 2019 where we discussed everything from sustainable beer to green laundry to spicy solar panels. So kick back and laugh at these clips from classic episodes and who knows... you just might learn a thing or two!

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