39 Ways to Save the Planet

In partnership with BBC Radio Four, we present 39 ideas to relieve the stress that climate change is exerting on the planet

A Search for Magic in the Landscape with Jini Reddy

Jini highlights the beauty of adventure, the joy of roaming and a whimsical natural Britain

Synergies between Core Maths and geography: a discussion with MEI, a consultant and the Society

The growing importance of mathematics within geography and how a greater awareness of mathematics is a good thing

A conversation with Francisca Rockey and Louis Smith Lassey from Black Geographers

A community interest company working to tackle the erasure of black people in geography

Jazmin Scarlett defines geoheritage, cultural heritage and dark heritage with case studies of the Soufrière Hills Volcano, La Soufrière, Vesuvius and Laacher See

The dark geocultural heritage of La Soufrière with Jazmin Scarlett

We talk to Jazmin Scarlett about her work on the dark geocultural heritage of La Soufrière, an active volcano on the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Who is Polar Prem and what is the Seals from Space project?

Conservationist Prem Gill talks to us about his latest research project dubbed ‘Seals from Space’, and how you can make grime music from seal calls!

From geography to journalism with BBC presenter Chris Mason

We are joined by Chris Mason, BBC journalist and host for Brexitcast (now Newscast) and the BBC Radio 4 show Any Questions?

The beauty of Earth Observation in geography with Dr Fleur Visser

Dr Fleur Visser talks about Landsat, Aster and Sentinel data for Earth Observation in geography

How does international aid work?

In this podcast we're joined by Dr Emma Mawdsley to discuss global development, and how international aid really works.

Overfishing

Liam Carr, Senior Advisor to the Director of External Affairs, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Britain's ageing population

Britain is facing a dramatic shift in its population age structure, caused by both a declining fertility rate and a rising life expectancy rate

Global health in the 21st Century

Can societies strike a balance between combating pandemics, while maintaining the hopes of eradicating established diseases

Feeding the 9 billion

We will need 70% more food to be produced to cope with the massive expansion of urban living, the rise of the middle classes, climate change and resource scarcity

HIV and AIDS

Dr Ruth Evans, Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Reading

Globalisation of manufacturing in post-war Britain

Examining the processes by which the British were encouraged to become part of the geographies of manufacturing

Gendered divisions in work and care

Dr Alice Evans is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Cambridge and she researches inequality, cities, and social change

Governance of the Oceans

Dr Kimberley Peters, Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Liverpool talks to us about the Governance of the Oceans

Comic books and alternative views of geopolitics

Dr Jason Dittmer, a Reader of Human Geography, University College London talks to us about comic books and alternative views of geopolitics

Landslides and risks

Professor Dave Petley, Pro-Vice-Chanchellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of East Anglia talks to us about landslides and risks

Antarctic glaciers

Dr Bethan Davies is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences Aberystwyth University

Inequality

Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva is Head of Oxfam GB research and co-author of Oxfam’s 2013 Report ‘Working for the Few’ which focuses on economic inequality

Production networks and trade

Shamel Azmeh is a Fellow at the Department of International Development at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a visiting fellow at Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester, and an associate lecturer at Lancaster Environment Centre at the University of Lancaster

ICT and development

Chris Foster is a Researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute which is part of the University of Oxford

Coastal erosion

David Sear is a Professor in physical geography at the University of Southampton

Superpower geographies

Alasdair Pinkerton, Lecturer in Geography and Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London

Volcanoes and volcanology

Sarah Henton, graduate student, Alaska Volcano Observatory, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Jurassic Coast

What is the Jurassic Coast and why is it so special?

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)

Jessica Sellick answers questions on Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and the impact of the recession in the Countryside

Global cities, gentrification and creative practices

Dr Oli Mould is lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London. His academic research focuses on urban creativity, activism and politics.

Sustainable urban communities and young people

We discuss young people’s experience of changing places with Dr Sophie Hadfield Hill and Professor Peter Kraftl.

On Friday 21 July 2017, an earthquake hit just off the coast of the Greek Island of Kos, and Turkish city of Bodrum in the Aegean Sea.

Well-being in the aftermath of a flood

Dr Kate Walker-Springett is an environmental social scientist currently based in the Geography department at the University of Exeter.

Forests and the carbon cycle

We visit the University of Birmingham to speak to Professor of Atmospheric Science, Rob MacKenzie and Professor of Life Sciences, Jeremy Pritchard

Made in Britain

How can the UK adapt to manufacturing challenges in order to sustain economic growth and resilience?

Equalising education

Equalising education is not just about closing the education and skills gap between developed and developing countries but also about ensuring everyone has the right to a good education

Air quality for all

Poor air quality is a global problem but do we recognise its extent both spatially and in terms of the number of people affected

Adapting to an urban future

In 2009 the 50/50 point was passed and, for the first time in history, more people live in urban than rural areas

Digital technology in Africa

Would overcoming Africa’s digital divide help tackle the more fundamental development gap?

Can the UK ever be sustainable?

Our way of life is placing an increasing burden on the planet, but how realistic are visions of a sustainable future?

Not in my back yard

With pressure on the UK’s ageing energy and transport infrastructures mounting, is it time to put projects of national importance ahead of local concerns?

Digital divide in the UK?

Does the internet's rapid evolution and increasing role in daily life threaten to leave some sections of society behind?

Importing goods, exporting drought?

Some places increasingly suffer from low water supplies for indigenous people on account of agricultural and manufacturing activities serving people in distant societies

Engineering our climate

Whilst geo-engineering is not a solution to climate change, the question of whether it can be an effective means to delay the impacts of climate changed, is now being asked

Future of low carbon energy

As our awareness of climate change grows, the issue of carbon, and more importantly low carbon energy, is very much a challenge

Razing the rainforest

Deforestation has been on the global political and social agenda for a number of decades, but it is only now with the link between deforestation and climate change that there is new awareness

Concreting the countryside

The UK has a projected housing shortfall of 3 million homes by 2020 and the crisis is one of supply meeting demand and where to put these new homes

Natural disasters: How to improve?

How our response to natural disasters can be improved and lessons learnt which benefit vulnerable communities worldwide in the long-term

Ocean governance and political seas

Geography translates literally as 'earth-writing'. But 70% of the world is water. How have oceans shaped global development? Dr Kimberley Peters from the School of Environmental Scientists, University of Liverpool discusses.

Ask the geographer podcasts

Keep your GCSE and A Level case studies up to date with the latest geographical research in our podcasts. Listen to the full collection here.

Hazards and Volcanic Gas Emissions

How do geographers research volcanoes? Dr Tom Pering explains in this podcast

Unravelling the Mediterranean Migration Crisis

In 2015 over one million people crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in search of safety and a better life. Find out their stories.

How do we talk about environmental risk?

We speak to Professor Esther Eidinow about the role future scenarios play in our perception of risk.

Urban transformation and belonging

When places change how do young people negotiate space to maintain their sense of home and belonging?

Why is the Weddell Sea important?

In this podcast with Professor Julian Dowdeswell, we discuss glaciers, ice-caps and the Weddell Sea Expedition. 

What is rural gentrification?

In this podcast, we discuss how TV and Media have constructed representations of rural life in Britain.

How is creativity produced in the Caribbean?

In this podcast we're joined by Dr Pat Noxolo to discuss the ways in which Caribbean people deploy creative energy to live with the everyday effects of insecurity, poverty, inequality and violence

Victoria Ayodeji - Hackney to the University of Cambridge

Talking about her remarkable journey from Hackney to the University of Cambridge

Aaron Wyld on hypsometry and geomorphic evolution

Winner of the Marjorie Sweeting award, on hypsometry and geomorphic evolution

Geography now podcasts

Talking to geographers about the work that they’re doing and topics they’re passionate about