After the recent winter storms in Texas, we have seen a fair amount of finger-pointing as to why the state was underprepared and left in the cold. This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we directly address the accusations against green technology, why a fire should always have its place, and Noel gets riled up about all the nonsense!
As the news continues to report record low temperatures and winter storms hitting as far south as the U.S. State of Texas, it’s time to talk about what a Polar Vortex is exactly and why this is happening. Having been knee-deep in a Polar Vortex before, Noel and Jacob break down the science behind the arctic blast, what it means for our Earth’s climate, and that the only way to survive an Ice Age is in a Wendy’s.
From reintroduction biology to assisted evolution, The Biofriendly Podcast gets philosophical this week as we discuss the ways science can choose to step in and save a species. Noel and Jacob share some changes being made to make animals more climate change resistant, Super Bowl highlights, and should humans have built-in furry jackets for survival?
New species, who dis? It’s mind-blowing to learn just how many species we discover every year, let alone how many more unknown species we have left to discover! From plants to animals, Noel and Jacob list some of the top new finds from last year, why it’s important to look around and not just at the ground, and what do Harry Potter and The Joker have to do with all of this?
In order to celebrate the 100th episode of The Biofriendly Podcast, we welcomed back friend of the show and founder of Well Aware, Sarah Evans! Sarah shares with Noel and Jacob about creating the social-good company Well Beyond in response to the technical and community needs of the water charity sector, why creative inspiration pairs nicely with wine, and that shower striking time is just around the corner!
This week we welcome Jyoti Stephens from Nature’s Path to talk about regenerative agriculture, and the story of how they came to be North America’s first organic cereal manufacturer in 1985. As Jyoti teaches us more about organic farming, Noel is surprised to learn that healthy food can also be delicious, and Jacob pledges to never stop eating in 2021.
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!
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.
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!
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.