From reintroduction biology to assisted evolution, The Biofriendly Podcast gets philosophical this week as we discuss the ways science can choose to step in and save a species. Noel and Jacob share some changes being made to make animals more climate change resistant, Super Bowl highlights, and should humans have built-in furry jackets for survival?
New species, who dis? It’s mind-blowing to learn just how many species we discover every year, let alone how many more unknown species we have left to discover! From plants to animals, Noel and Jacob list some of the top new finds from last year, why it’s important to look around and not just at the ground, and what do Harry Potter and The Joker have to do with all of this?
In order to celebrate the 100th episode of The Biofriendly Podcast, we welcomed back friend of the show and founder of Well Aware, Sarah Evans! Sarah shares with Noel and Jacob about creating the social-good company Well Beyond in response to the technical and community needs of the water charity sector, why creative inspiration pairs nicely with wine, and that shower striking time is just around the corner!
This week we welcome Jyoti Stephens from Nature’s Path to talk about regenerative agriculture, and the story of how they came to be North America’s first organic cereal manufacturer in 1985. As Jyoti teaches us more about organic farming, Noel is surprised to learn that healthy food can also be delicious, and Jacob pledges to never stop eating in 2021.
You often hear about how important bees are for the planet, but what are some of the ways we can help the bees survive? This week, Noel and Jacob buzz around some ways you can BEE helpful by planting certain flowers, steering clear of hard to pronounce pesticides, and serving up cosmos to save the bees!
It’s a brand new year which means that a lot of us are working on ways to get focused, get organized, and get back in shape! This week Noel and Jacob flex their muscles around what’s the latest tech to make us green fitness machines, learn that even an Olympic cyclist can barely power a toaster, and that we both miss the guilt trips from our Wii Fit.
As we finally reach the end of 2020, Noel and Jacob invited their incredibly talented director pal, Clayton Cogswell, on the show to review some of the challenges we faced over the past year followed by the silver linings we found along the way. Whether it was learning to rise from the ashes or experiencing a connectedness with our loved ones from home, each of them share stories to uplift and inspire you as we say Happy New Year and Auld Lang Syne-off!
For what we hope to be an annual holiday tradition, The Biofriendly Podcast welcomes comedian, actor, editor, movie-buff, and friend of the show, Shawn Kohne to help wrap up 2020 with some feel-good films that helped keep our spirits up during this challenging year! Shawn lassoed our hearts with his favorite stories, Jacob talks about his beautiful cry, and Noel has some notes for J.J. Abrams.
We know that Santa is on his way and loading lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh, but what is being done by some of the biggest toy companies in the world to help their environmental impact? This week we unwrap the problem of making toys too biodegradable, remind you to pay those playthings forward like Toy Story taught us, and Noel and Jacob reminisce about their favorite toys!
This week we happily welcome cookbook author, internet personality, YouTuber and vegetarian chef, Jerry James Stone to The Biofriendly Podcast. As Jerry James Stone teaches us about food storage, minimizing food waste and his most recent project called Spooniverse Comics for kids, Noel learns that he might hear a big ‘told you so’ when he gets home, Jacob tries to eat everything, and we uncover the secret about how Google Translate began.