Stick with me, kid

A lion cub named Cecil plays with Zahra, a four-week-old white lion cub who was rejected by her mother because of an infectious disease. Thankfully Zahra has fully recovered and is being raised by keepers at Magan zoo, in Felsőlajos, Hungary

Climate-Proof Crops and Exotic Wheat DNA

As global temperatures continue to rise, a recent study revealed a way to improve crop resilience and food security by altering the DNA of wheat. This week on the podcast, we share the latest research on increasing crop yield, talk about some unusual new food sources that could be delicious, and is this the new American Idol of eliminating wheat variations?

What’s for dessert?

British photographer Simon Needham captured the incredible moment while he was visiting the GG Conservation Wildlife Reserve and Lion Sanctuary in South Africa.

When It Rains, It Pours

In a unique episode this week, we abandon the planned subject material as we let the floodgates open and share some recent life challenges. We quickly see just how important it is to keep your headspace sustainable just like the environment, and those little cost-saving green decisions add up when you need them the most!

Spider portal

Charlotte’s web has transformed into a portal into another dimension. I hope this grass spider is singing “Into the Unknown” on the way in there!

Naming 146 New Species

As we kickoff 2023, we learned that 146 new species of plants and animals were discovered last year on our planet that is still full of surprises. This week on The Biofriendly Podcast, we share some of our favorite new species, break down the challenge of naming them from the International Society of Species Acknowledgement (ISSA), and did scientists discover two werewolves?!

Frozen methane

Lake Baikal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Russia, is the world’s largest (by volume), oldest, and deepest lake, containing over 20% of the world’s fresh water. The lake is also a vast storehouse of frozen methane bubbles.

‘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! 

Earth’s hopscotch

A beautiful chain of islands in Baa Atoll, Maldives was photographed by Sakis Papadopoulos. Baa Atoll is a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, famous for its gathering of manta rays and whale sharks.