20 Best Sustainable Design Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about sustainable design ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best sustainable design podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Sustainable Design Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Home Style Green – Sustainable Design and Building

  • Publisher: Matthew Cutler-welsh
  • Total Episodes: 256

How do you make a healthy, comfortable home that’s sustainable and cost effective? A ‘green’ home is the foundation of living a green lifestyle. Join me as I interview leading architects from around the world and discuss the how, why and who of eco homes and sustainable design. From simple energy saving tips to insulation upgrades, kitchen remodelling, solar power and insulating concrete slabs. #Feedback to [email protected]

GreenBuildingAdvisor.com’s Green Architects’ Lounge

  • Publisher: Chris Briley and Phil Kaplan
  • Total Episodes: 31

Green building experts with practical hands-on how-to info on energy efficiency, sustainable products and integrated design

Design the Future

  • Publisher: Lindsay Baker & Kira Gould
  • Total Episodes: 41

Women are living, learning, and leading towards a sustainable future. Their stories can help us all accelerate toward that vision in the built environment. Design the Future is a podcast created to elevate and explore the voices of women driving sustainable practices in the built environment and related fields. Lindsay Baker, a sustainability and social impact leader, and Kira Gould, a writer and communications strategist, host these conversations.

Package Design Unboxd – with Evelio Mattos

  • Publisher: The Packaging Design Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 48

The Packaging podcast that unboxes everything you need to know about packaging from the people in packaging. Design, engineering, materials, manufacturing, and how to save the planet with sustainable packaging. Gain insight into the packaging industry from global experts in topics that range from concept development of packaging to material selection and recycling. Learn the trade tricks from experts that live and breathe packaging every day and level-up your own packaging game. The Package Design Unboxd podcast is hosted by Evelio Mattos, Creative Director of Packaging Design

Design in Transition/Diseño en Transición

  • Publisher: Design in Transition
  • Total Episodes: 18

Design in Transition is a podcast about designing for systems level change toward more sustainable and equitable futures. It is also a space to talk about the transitions design is taking in practice when it’s concerned with the complex and interconnected challenges societies face today.

Build Green Live Green

  • Publisher: CaraGreen
  • Total Episodes: 64

Discover how you can “green” your life by building a knowledge base of current sustainable and eco-savvy trends. This series will delve into hot topics, current standards and practices, ways to design better spaces, and specify materials that benefit not only us, as consumers, but the entire global community. Follow us on instagram @caragreenproducts to learn more about sustainable news, events, and get inspiration for healthy designs!

Design Hive

  • Publisher: Stantec
  • Total Episodes: 4

Design Hive, from Stantec’s Buildings group, features conversations with experts and thought leaders on the design trends shaping the sustainable, equitable, and resilient communities of today and tomorrow.

What’s Wrong With: The Podcast

  • Publisher: SOUR
  • Total Episodes: 61

What’s Wrong With (www/) is a diagnostic discussion series created by SOUR – an architecture and design studio. We interview progress makers, boundary pushers and creative leaders to diagnose and discuss the problems in various fields, with the goal of creating a research base for potential sustainable solutions applicable today and tomorrow.

Drive from The Business of Fashion

  • Publisher: The Business of Fashion
  • Total Episodes: 16

In a new season of our entrepreneurship podcast series, we hear from six of fashion’s most dynamic sustainable entrepreneurs — including Allbirds’ Tim Brown, Eileen Fisher, Everlane’s Michael Preysman, Ganni’s CEO and the ex-design director of Supreme — to hear what it really takes to make a successful business sustainable.

Living Permaculture

  • Publisher: Raleigh Burleigh
  • Total Episodes: 61

Permaculture is a design system for ecological and sustainable living, integrating plants, animals, buildings, people and communities. Living Permaculture airs on KDNK on the 4th Wednesday of every month.

Profit By Design

  • Publisher: A Tap the Potential Production in collaboration with Small Business Consulting Group
  • Total Episodes: 146

You work hard in your business. On the Profit by Design Podcast, we ask the BIG question: What has your business done FOR YOU lately? Join your co-hosts, Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist™ and author of the How to Hire the Best Series, and Mike Bruno, CEO of Contractor Business Solutions as we grapple with the questions that help us make better decisions in our businesses and our lives. Weekly, we bring you tips, tools and strategies from our own experiences and from the experiences of our guests who are entrepreneurial thought leaders and real life entrepreneurs— all to support YOU in making intentionally profitable AND sustainable business decisions to live the lifestyle you desire. Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential production in collaboration with Small Business Consulting Group.

The Digital Supply Chain podcast

  • Publisher: Tom Raftery
  • Total Episodes: 132

The Digital Supply Chain podcast is a show hosted by SAP Innovation Evangelist Tom Raftery, discussing thought leadership, best practices, and the latest innovations in delivering a sustainable supply chain.The show publishes 2 episodes a week, and features interviews with luminaries in the world of supply chain and Industry 4.0.All aspects of supply chains, and how to optimise them are discussed – everything from the design, planning, manufacturing, production, delivery, all the way through to product operation. Check out also the new Women in Supply Chain themed series of episodes.

Work Your Wellness Biz: Online Marketing for Health and Fitness Coaches

  • Publisher: Jess Creatives
  • Total Episodes: 150

Jessica Freeman from Jess Creatives shares her online business and blogging strategies, so you can save time and look good online. Discover how you can create a sustainable business that works for you so that you can have a business and life you love. Jess talks about automation, web design, search engine optimization, building authority and trust, social media, getting things done and everything that works (and doesn’t work) to help you better understand how to improve your online presence with these short, actionable episodes targeted to help online entrepreneurs. Follow her on Instagram: @jesscreatives.

Healthy Home Design

  • Publisher: Kate Hamblet
  • Total Episodes: 46

Healthy home design is where your healthy lifestyle and your love for protecting the planet meet. This podcast will help prepare you for your upcoming home renovation / addition or your new home build. It’ll help guide you through the process of creating a home that’ll enhance the health and happiness of your family, of all people on this earth, and of the earth itself. Join licensed architect, Kate Hamblet as she dives into healthy home design topics such as sustainable design, reducing household toxins, creating a natural home, how to tackle the home planning process, and designing a functional and comfortable home. When you live in a home designed for health and wellness, you’re living in a home that allows you to easily prioritize self-care, that creates a better sleep environment, that boosts your immune system, that energizes you, that helps create more quality time with your family, that promotes happiness, and that protects the planet and all people on it. A healthy home nourishes your body, your mind and the earth.

Architectural Alchemy

  • Publisher: Elise Sorge
  • Total Episodes: 11

A podcast about reconnecting with nature and ourselves via architecture and design to create happy, healthy homes. An interview series with experts on building and interior design, sustainable homes for building and renovating and how we can find balance for mind, body, spirit and our planet via our homes and spaces.

Straight From The Source

  • Publisher: Fatima Anwar & Giovanni Palumbo
  • Total Episodes: 15

Straight From The Source podcast bringing you everything you need to know about the apparel industry – from two insiders working on the sourcing side and the brand side. So whether you are in design, merchandising, retail or production, this is the podcast for you! Hosted by Fatima Anwar – Founder & CEO of Ethical & Sustainable Sourcing (www.eandsources.com) & Giovanni Palumbo – Fabric & Product Development at Madewell

WoodSolutions Timber Talks

  • Publisher: Adam Jones
  • Total Episodes: 63

Timber is becoming known as the building material of the 21st Century. It is strong – a high strength to weight ratio is recently being utilized with innovative developments; it is safe – being both durable and achieving fire ratings; it is sustainable –timber being the most viable option, acting like a carbon sink to reduce the effects of global warming. Research by Mcgraw and Hill suggests that innovation in the construction industry has been stagnant for over 50 years. Timber may provide the productivity gains similar to that of other industries, being suitable for prefabrication and allowing rapid construction cycle times. Timber Talks, provides the latest informative and entertaining information about the best design practices, latest innovations and interesting case studies from the world leading experts in timber design, specification and construction.

Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands

  • Publisher: Tracy Matthews
  • Total Episodes: 141

Is making beautiful jewelry your passion, yet you struggle to juggle the business side of your brand? Find out what makes an independent brand truly remarkable and profitable to stand out from your competition. Tune in to Thrive by Design with host, Tracy Matthews. She’s an award winning jewelry designer, Chief Visionary Officer of Flourish & Thrive Academy and Champion for Visionaries at Creatives Rule the World. More importantly, she’s been in your shoes and loves to share her experiences, successes and failures so you can build a business grounded in what you value most. Each week, she delivers in-depth shows with sales and marketing strategies that consistently work to attract your perfect customers and keep them coming back for more. Plus, she dives deep into the systems and best practices that build a sustainable, profitable business for the long haul. Regardless if your a jewelry designer or a fashion and accessories brand, subscribe and tune in every week. So, join us as we interview major players in the jewelry industry and beyond, and learn how to start, scale and grow your brand from the biggest players in the industry.

The Mallen Baker Podcast

  • Publisher: Mallen Baker
  • Total Episodes: 90

Mallen Baker has worn many hats, but has always been looking for pragmatic and effective ways to make the world better. He is best known for his work with corporate social responsibility, but also has a sustainable food blog, a digital design and social media business, and a former life in campaigning and politics. In this show, he speaks to successful change makers in all walks of life and finds out what makes them tick, and how you can learn their lessons to help make a positive difference to the world.

Circular Economy Podcast

  • Publisher: Catherine Weetman
  • Total Episodes: 53

How circular approaches make a better business (and a better world): for you, your partners, and your customers. Catherine Weetman, of Rethink Global will be chatting with those inspiring people who are making the circular economy happen: rethinking how we design, make and use everything. We’ll talk to entrepreneurs & business owners, social enterprises, and leading thinkers. We’ll find out how they are using circular principles to create value, increase resilience and reduce risk: to make a competitive, sustainable organisation. You’ll find the show notes and links at www.circulareconomypodcast.com, where you can subscribe to updates and useful resources.

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