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?

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!

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?!

‘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week on The Biofriendly Podcast we travel back in time to the Netherlands to the origin story of Sinterklaas, share historical documents that uncover the truth about jolly old St. Nick, and how Noel experiences his own Christmas Carol each year.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!