‘Twas the Night Before New Years by Carroll Cogswell Givens
Most are familiar with the famous Clement Clarke Moore poem that told the world of St. Nick, but not many know of the follow up poem called ‘Twas the Night Before New Years’ by an unknown author around the 1830’s named Carroll Cogswell Givens. Join us for our New Year’s Eve special where we test our improvisational skills… I mean, read the forgotten tale of one wild night in a bar that is certain to become a classic story!
What to Watch in 2022 with Shawn Kohne
Now back and better than ever and bearing baked goods, our dear friend Shawn Kohne returns to The Biofriendly Podcast for our holiday special! Shawn shares his Top 10 list of the best entertainment from 2022, Noel and Jacob’s family movie nights are sabotaged, and we continue to make much ado about nothing!
Santa is Real
We can all feel the magic in the air during the holiday season, but how exactly did a fourth-century bishop transform into the Santa Claus that we expect every year on December 25th? This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we travel back in time to the Netherlands to the origin story of Sinterklaas, share historical documents that uncover the truth about jolly old St. Nick, and how Noel experiences his own Christmas Carol each year.
Sustainable Logging and the Cities of Wood
Construction’s environmental footprint is huge. That’s why architects and builders are looking toward using wood as a more sustainable choice! Now that might give you pause as to what that means for our planet’s forests, so that’s why this week we talk about sustainable logging, why balance is so important, and why we are your number one source for green knowledge and fart jokes.
Electric Fungi and the Wood Wide Web
While scientists are arguing over whether trees are talking to each other or not, one study has found that mushrooms are talking to each other in patterns similar to human speech! This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we explore this notion of the wood wide web, why science will always need magic, and did Noel and Jacob once again end the fight between scientists?
Flexible Solar On Every Surface with Phil Layton
This week we have a guest interview with Phil Layton, CEO of Pi Energy, which is a company developing thin, flexible, solar nanofilms that make it possible to install solar on almost any surface. We chat with Phil about new solar possibilities, how scientists are working to capture more power from the sun, why Noel and Jacob are dressed in America.
An In-Depth Look at Beavers
Beavers are our furry, eco-friendly engineers on this planet. Their network of dams keep land irrigated, maintain water quality and ecosystem health, and even sequester carbon! This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we examine the beaver from every angle, share how crucial they are for the environment, and even receive a box of pies in the middle of the show. You don’t want to miss this episode!
Dance Energy and the Human Battery
A Scottish nightclub has introduced a unique way of gathering energy, so this week on The Biofriendly Podcast we explore something called ‘piezoelectricity’ and how it can be used with the human body. Can people emit enough energy to be gathered and stored, will this help the world’s energy problems, or is this how we end up in The Matrix?
Flashback Episode: Winter 2020
This week we’ve gathered together some of the best highlights of The Biofriendly Podcast from winter into spring of 2020 where we discussed everything from jellyfish blackouts to forest bathing. So whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or you just discovered the show, sit back and enjoy some of our favorite moments from way back when!
Halloween Special: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
In a never-before-seen Halloween special, The Biofriendly Podcast reads The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with a unique twist: every new scene must include a completely improvised section that transforms the classic tale into an environmental story! You don’t want to miss this laugh-out-loud improv game where Washington Irving’s words take on a whole new meaning! Happy Halloween!