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! 

Does Air Conditioning Harm the Environment?

As global temperatures rise, our dependence on air-conditioning only increases, which causes even more problems in the atmosphere. This week, Noel and Jacob talk about the challenges of living in arid climates, creative ways to cool down before bed, and can anyone fit their pillow in the freezer?

Are Carbon Offsets Actually Helpful? with Dr. Mark Trexler

When it comes to tackling the challenges of climate change we often need a new perspective so that’s why this week we welcomed Dr. Mark Trexler from The Climatographers to The Biofriendly Podcast. Mark shares a new way of thinking that could bring about more collective action, how carbon offsets were first created, and how is this all like a pregnancy test?

Are the Tokyo Olympics Sustainable Enough?

The 2020 Olympics are about to start (in 2021 nonetheless) and the city of Tokyo has been hard at work to make sure these games are as green as they can be! This week Noel and Jacob talk about the positive eco-friendly improvements, what the naysayers have to say, and why the biathlon might be training future spies.

The Importance of Optimism with Grant Brown

The Biofriendly Podcast aims to be your beacon of light in a gloomy environment, and this week we welcomed the like-minded creator of Happy Eco News, Grant Brown. Grant has had a long career in clean technology and electrifying ships, and this week he shares his inspiration behind his positive environmental news website, the dangers of doom-scrolling, and how he was once put on the spot to speak to an audience of nearly 350 million people!

Regenerative Travel

As world travel begins to make its triumphant return, the tourism industry is poised and ready to make some positive changes with an initiative called ‘Regenerative Travel.’ This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we explore this new sustainable travel movement that aims to make our post-pandemic travel more eco-friendly, less crowded, and quite possibly allow Noel and Jacob to make the best/worst bathing suit choices for the beach!

Topper Luciani of Goodfair Talks Secondhand First

It’s no secret that we have been conditioned to consume the latest and greatest when it comes to stuff… especially clothing! This week we welcome Topper Luciani, CEO of Goodfair, a company that is putting thrift stores at your fingertips. Topper shares his story of how Goodfair came to be, Jacob confesses that he was a thrift store nerd, and turns out Noel is a Tick aficionado.

Eco-Friendly Pest Control

Pests have started to invade your home and garden and you want to get rid of them… but in a nice way. This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we share some eco-friendly options for pest prevention without toxic chemicals, Jacob tells the tragic tale of a lizard named Blue, and we discover that Noel is the savior of skunks.