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week on The Biofriendly Podcast we travel back in time to the Netherlands to the origin story of Sinterklaas, share historical documents that uncover the truth about jolly old St. Nick, and how Noel experiences his own Christmas Carol each year.
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.
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?
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.
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!
A Scottish nightclub has introduced a unique way of gathering energy, so this week on The Biofriendly Podcast we explore something called ‘piezoelectricity’ and how it can be used with the human body. Can people emit enough energy to be gathered and stored, will this help the world’s energy problems, or is this how we end up in The Matrix?
This week we’ve gathered together some of the best highlights of The Biofriendly Podcast from winter into spring of 2020 where we discussed everything from jellyfish blackouts to forest bathing. So whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or you just discovered the show, sit back and enjoy some of our favorite moments from way back when!
In a never-before-seen Halloween special, The Biofriendly Podcast reads The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with a unique twist: every new scene must include a completely improvised section that transforms the classic tale into an environmental story! You don’t want to miss this laugh-out-loud improv game where Washington Irving’s words take on a whole new meaning! Happy Halloween!
As the Halloween series of episodes continue, we’ve dedicated this week’s Biofriendly Podcast to our fascinating eight-legged friends. Spiders are crucial to our environment so we share some of their history with spooky season, why some consider them to be good luck, and if you’re not careful they may just run off with your family.
Have you ever sensed a supernatural presence or felt chills running down your spine? This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we discuss the ways our imagination runs wild at the thought of paranormal activity, how these creepy occurrences may have some scientific explanations, and did we discover that ghosts are sexy?