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!
Spiders Aren’t Spooky… They’re Our Friends!
As the Halloween series of episodes continue, we’ve dedicated this week’s Biofriendly Podcast to our fascinating eight-legged friends. Spiders are crucial to our environment so we share some of their history with spooky season, why some consider them to be good luck, and if you’re not careful they may just run off with your family.
Is It Ghosts or Nature?
Have you ever sensed a supernatural presence or felt chills running down your spine? This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we discuss the ways our imagination runs wild at the thought of paranormal activity, how these creepy occurrences may have some scientific explanations, and did we discover that ghosts are sexy?
The Truth About Halloween Animals
From vampire bats to lurking black cats, Halloween has a handful of animals that surround the spooky season. On this week’s Biofriendly Podcast we say ‘Nevermore!’ when it comes to silly superstitions, share some fun animals facts, and explain why you need a rice crispies group of friends.
What Have We Learned From Hurricanes?
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?
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 of Eating More Insects
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?
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
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?