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?
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?
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?
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?
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 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 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!
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!
Tech companies are developing everything from plastic-eating “shark” drones to spinning buoys that use the water’s current to scoop our trash out of the water, but what else can be done to prevent garbage from entering our waterways? This week Noel and Jacob talk about how we stop this problem at the source, can you really sit inside a whale’s mouth, and why Bruce Lee’s family wants to fight Noel.
It’s Part 2 of our Plastic Free July episode, so check out even more ways you can eliminate your daily single-use plastic! As we all know it can be overwhelming to change the way we do things, but The Biofriendly Podcast is here to give you simple tips to being more sustainable.