The Bees Knees

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!

Sustainable Health and Fitness

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.

2020 New Year’s Special with Clayton Cogswell

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!

Feel-Good Movies Holiday Special with Shawn Kohne

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.

The Environmental Impact of Toys

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!

Eco-Friendly Feasts with Jerry James Stone

You know when you’ve ordered something online and it arrives on your front porch in a box and you open that box only to find another box, and another, and another, and… well you get the idea. It’s the holiday season and as we toss our gifts in the mail, Noel and Jacob unpack the problems with how we ship our gifts, some eco-friendly alternatives that will keep your stuff safe, and could your old socks and underwear be the gift that keeps on giving?!

Holiday Shipping the Green Way

You know when you’ve ordered something online and it arrives on your front porch in a box and you open that box only to find another box, and another, and another, and… well you get the idea. It’s the holiday season and as we toss our gifts in the mail, Noel and Jacob unpack the problems with how we ship our gifts, some eco-friendly alternatives that will keep your stuff safe, and could your old socks and underwear be the gift that keeps on giving?!

What the Frack?!

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as ‘fracking,’ can be a hot button topic when discussing the environment. This week Noel and Jacob drill into the subject, weigh the pros and cons of this resource gathering process, and stress the importance of relaxed and groovy buildings. 

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 90 - Taking On Big Bottle with Robert Koenen

Taking On Big Bottle with Robert Koenen

We all know that single-use plastic bottles have become an environmental nightmare, but what if we could choose paper over plastic for a more sustainable stepping stone out of the problem? This week we welcome Robert Koenen from ‘Boxed Water Is Better’ to talk about this little Midwestern startup taking on Big Bottle, Jacob shares his Boxed Water celebrity story, and we learn that Rob and Noel might bring back a rollerblading renaissance.

The Biofriendly Podcast - Episode 89 - Noel and Jacob Go Bananas

Noel and Jacob Go Bananas

Did you know that we eat a different banana today than we did in the 1950’s? And thanks to a fungal strain called Tropical Race 4, our current bananas are on the verge of extinction once again. As scientists scramble to build a better banana, Noel and Jacob peel back the disadvantages of monoculture farming, why all of our food shouldn’t look the same, and sometimes you need MTV to keep things weird.