11 best podcasts for sustainable living

Chris Gill January 17, 2019
top podcasts

We all love a good podcast. Whether we’re after fresh inspiration and motivation or to simply make our work commute a little bit more bearable, podcasts provide expert insight into a range of topics.

But when it comes to finding the podcasts worth your time, it’s hard to know where to start. Ever since Sarah Koenig’s investigative journalism podcast Serial broke download records for a podcast back in 2014, anyone with access to a microphone (which is pretty much everyone who owns a smartphone) has been trying their luck at recording a podcast.

The positive side of this? There’s heaps of fantastic content out there for us all to enjoy. The flip side? It’s getting harder to sift through the not-so-fantastic content to find the really quality podcasts out there.

Because of this, we’ve made it easy for you by rounding up the best podcasts relating to green living, wellness and minimalism. From eco and health tips to living simply and learning to meditate, we’ve got your top podcasts covered.

And just so you know, we're doing our bit here at Boody ito ensure the planet is a wonderful place to live for everyone. How are we doing this? Well, through our sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly clothing for everyone, of course. Find out more.

But in the meantime, happy listening!

1. The Minimalists Podcast

Whether you’re dipping your toes into minimalism or have already donated all your belongings in search for a more Zen way of life, The Minimalists Podcast is your go-to. Founded by Josh and Ryan from the US, The Minimalists Podcast tackles sustainability a little differently. Both self-confessed minimalists themselves, the pair focus on living a life with more meaning by owning fewer things (which in turn has a positive impact on the planet). Find out more.

2. Sustainababble

Who said the topic of sustainability can’t be fun — even funny? Sustainababble is a weekly podcast about the environment, for and by ‘the confused.’ Hosted by OI and Dave — who describe themselves as ‘supposed experts’ on how to save the planet — Sustainababble is a topical, funny and digestible eco podcast that easily makes our best podcasts list. Check it out.

3. 10% Happier with Dan Harris

Newsman for the US ABC, Dan Harris, hit the headlines when he had a panic attack live on Good Morning America. This led him to something he’d always scoffed at previously: meditation. Claiming it changed his life, Dan went on to write the bestselling book 10% Happier, launched an app 10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics and now, in his podcast, he tackles the eternal question: Can you be ambitious and still strive for enlightenment? Find out more.

4. Cohesive Home

Describing themselves as “lazy minimalists”, Melissa and Kate are two laid-back moms delving into the topics you most want to hear about it in their podcast, Cohesive Home. Whether it’s family minimalism, adventuring with your kids or balancing family and work, these two besties will help you make parenting fun as you create a happier, simpler home. Their core belief is that by getting rid of all of the clutter, both physical and mental, you’ll allow yourself to live the authentic version of yourself — in turn allowing your family to flourish. Read more about the creative minds behind Cohesive Home.

5. Think: Sustainability

Well-produced and to the point, Think: Sustainability is a 30-min podcast by an Aussie duo. Covering everyday environmental issues we face in our modern world, Think: Sustainability seeks to make you re-evaluate your daily habits and the impact they have on the planet. This homegrown podcast easily makes our list of top podcasts with its digestible focus on contemporary environmental issues and the innovative people out there working to solve them. Learn more.

6. Meditation Oasis

Feeling the stresses of modern day life? Stop, pause and take a deep breath. Meditation Oasis is here to help. This podcast by Mary and Richard Maddux brings you meditations that help you relax deeply, be more present and ‘flow more easily with life’. The pair offers an assortment of guided meditations with and without music, as well as direction for meditations to undertake alone. If meditation has been something you’ve put off because you don’t have enough time, you’ll probably never going to have enough time. This podcast proves why it’s worth trying to make some. Find out more about why Meditation Oasis made our list of best podcasts.

7. Hurdle

Launched in January 2018, Hurdle features individuals who have got through tough times by integrating wellness into their everyday lives. The podcast shows how some of the most fearless and inspirational people got to where they are today because they found themselves with the help of yoga, juicing, meditation, changes to their diet and much more. Hurdle focuses on these stories, with the hope of inspiring you to live a happier and healthier life. Learn more about the brains behind Hurdle, Emily Abbate.

8. Green Dreamer

Kaméa Chayne’s Green Dreamer podcast is an iTunes chart-topper for eco creatives, visionaries and entrepreneurs exploring how to cultivate sustainability in all areas of their lives. Actor-entrepreneur and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Adrian Grenier, Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home and Orsola de Castro of Fashion Revolution are just a few of the pioneers you can hear on the Green Dreamer podcast. Find out more.

9. The Slow Home

In our hectic modern day life, we often wear how busy we are as a badge of honour. We’re overworked, over-stressed and under-rested. Well, not all of us. There’s an ever-growing community of people who are saying no to life in the fast line by slowing down, saying no and simplifying. Brooke McAlary, founder of, is one of them, and in her podcast, she chats to others who have adopted a similar approach to life. Find out more about slowing down in this top podcast.

10. Low Tox Life

Alexx Stuart founded Low Tox Life after experiencing firsthand the lack of transparency in our food system, personal care and cleaning products. The Low Tox Life podcast is an extension of the online community she has built, centred around the concept of living a life that rejects cookie-cutter notions of eco-living. The show covers many ‘low tox’ topics around sustainability, health, fashion, farming, lowering our toxic load and more with a range of experts. Learn more.

11. That’s So Retrograde

Coined the “Ab Fab of the new age”, Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari — the ladies behind That’s So Retrograde — effortlessly merge pop culture and wellness to bring a blend of modern-day cool to their podcast. The two pals search for their most authentic selves, either by making mistakes or experiencing ‘mindful awakenings’, recording their stories each step of the way and then sharing them in their fun podcast. Steph and Elizabeth deliver conscious conversations and expert interviews with authenticity and humour, with the ultimate goal of guiding themselves and their listeners to ‘their most enlightened path.’ And they have a heap of fun in the process! Find out more.

You may also like

What To Gift a Newborn Baby


What To Gift a Newborn Baby

We’re a big fan of gifts that are both functional and comfy. Our brand was built with practicality, ease, function and comfort in mind. It was a collective passion, drive and demand for a simpler wardrobe made from sustainable fabrics that supported the everyday lifestyle that drives our brand identity. So when it comes to gifts for a newborn - what better gift than something that is good for them and the planet. A baby’s first wardrobe starts here. Boody Baby is an adorable collection of practical, Australian made baby clothing essentials created from organic bamboo. Perfect for play and sleep, the stretchy fit of our bamboo baby wear clothes is super soft on your bub’s delicate skin. Discover warm baby beanies, booties, baby blankets, bodysuits and more. All designed with zero waste and with your baby and the planet in mind. Natural fabrics - like certified organically grown bamboo are best for a newborn’s delicate skin, as they are breathable, soft and thermoregulating. If we think about baby clothes , including singlets, bodysuits and mittens - choosing natural fibres is the gentlest choice and the most functional gift of them all.  To make gift-giving for newborns easier, we have compiled a list of what to buy.  Okay, what size do I choose?  On average, babies are born between 3-4kg, which generally means a size 0000. You can choose something for them to wear now (newborn) or something for them to grow into. See our size guide for help.   Baby Sleeveless Bodysuit Introducing the Baby Sleeveless Bodysuit, gentle on their delicate skin and kind to the planet. Created for warmer days and nights, the Baby Sleeveless Bodysuit is designed with no sleeves and features snap buttons at the crotch for easy dressing and undressing. Finished with our signature trim and overlocked hem, our naturally breathable baby bodysuit is easy to wear and wash. This bodysuit is a staple in our collection of organic baby clothes. - Snap buttons at crotch for easy dressing and undressing - Signature trim - Round neckline Baby Long Sleeve Top Introducing the Baby Long Sleeve Top, gentle on their delicate skin and kind to the planet. Our Baby Long Sleeve Top will keep your little one protected and comfortable while busy playing and exploring. Featuring a Round neckline, snap buttons on the shoulder for easy dressing and undressing and overlocked hems, our Baby Long Sleeve Top is easy to wear and wash. Mix and match this baby top with our assorted bottoms including our Baby Pull-On Pants and Baby Pull-On Shorts.  - Round neckline - Snap buttons on the shoulder for easy dressing and undressing - Overlocked hems Baby Pull-on Pants Introducing the Baby Pull-on Pants, gentle on their delicate skin and kind to the planet. Our Baby Pull-on Pants make getting dressed in the mornings easier with an elasticised, wide waistband for comfort and drawstrings at the waist. Our Baby Pull-on Pants pull on with ease and are designed to accommodate bulky nappies. Mix and match these baby pants with our assorted tops including our Baby Long Sleeve Top and our Baby T-Shirt.  - Elasticised, wide waistband for comfort - Drawstrings at waist - Designed to accommodate bulky nappies Baby Socks - 3 Pack Introducing our Baby Socks, gentle on their delicate skin and kind to the planet. Our Baby Socks are perfect for every day. Breathable and soft, they feature an elasticised ribbed top for comfort all day long. With a non-slip sole, our bamboo socks for babies are crafted with a little stretch for the perfect fit. Discover our Baby Socks - 3 packs, including 2 plain pairs, 1 striped pair.  - Each pack contains three pairs of socks: 2 plain pairs, 1 striped pair - Soft, elasticised ribbed top for comfort all day long - Non-slip sole for safety Stretch Jersey Wrap for Babies Introducing our Stretch Jersey Wrap for Babies, gentle on their delicate skin and kind to the planet. Our Stretch Jersey Wrap for Babies is super soft and super stretchy for easy swaddling. Simply double it over, wrap, pull firm and tuck the ends in well to keep your little one comfortable. Our bamboo baby wrap is the most gentle touch on a little one's sensitive skin - Size: 100cm x 100cm / 39" x 39" in - Contrast edging all around - Super stretchy fabric for easy swaddling   Mindful Gifting  Our bamboo, Australian made baby clothes and accessories are packaged in a 100% recyclable paper box printed with vegetable-based inks. For the ultimate packaging - wrapped in a cloth following the furoshiki technique.  Discover our Baby bamboo clothes collection today. Looking to see our collection worn on very adorable little ones? Follow @boodybabyau

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Zero-Waste Living


The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Zero-Waste Living

So, you have heard the term zero-waste and you’re interested to learn more. A zero-waste lifestyle is about being mindful and considered in your everyday actions. A zero-waste lifestyle is a journey and the notion of avoiding, reducing and eliminating waste from your home and habits will not happen in an instant. The idea of waste-free living is about making considered decisions that are simple everyday swaps. While this lifestyle has a real, community-wide impact, it simply starts with you and your everyday actions.

Boody x Charlie Evans


Boody x Charlie Evans

Last week, in celebration of our New Nude collection, we hosted a 'nude' art class with @_artbycharlie. Charlie led the class, discussing abstract figurative techniques and started with a drawing exercise, focusing on the lines of the body, shapes, movement, negative and positive space, placing and composition. Our models were in the nude - Boody nudes. They each showcased the new colours and were the drawing focus of the class. Depending on your skin tone, everyone's version of nude is different. We believe that every line, fold, curve, shape, and colour that makes you you is something to celebrate. Our class was inspired by nude being a state of being, not a colour.  Discover our collaboration below with images of the day.  Shop nudes.