Sometimes, you just get on a really good streak and find lots of interesting, relevant podcasts all at the same time! I recently had this happen to me and wanted to share some of my good finds. It’s hard to put a list like this out there (same with social media accounts / blogs, etc) because things get outdated so quickly. But, I’ve had some luck in the past, even with old posts, of finding some that were still going. Even if they haven’t put out anything new in a while, the archive usually has a lot of good episodes to go through!
If you know of any good podcasts, please let me know! I’m always on the lookout!
Podcasts I’m obsessed with… as in, found them and listened to 20 or more in a row, just going back into the archives. I play them immediately when they pop up in Overcast (my preferred podcast player!) and I have listened to enough that I feel like I really get what the podcast is about.
Cultivating Place – LINK
“In Cultivating Place: Conversations on Natural History and the Human Impulse to Garden we will speak with a wide variety of people passionate about plants, gardens and natural history. We will explore what gardens mean to us and how they speak to us. We will delve into the who, what, where and how of these interconnections, as well as into the why. The intention and universal impulse of the why is so often what drives the power and meaning of a garden and a gardener.”
Some career interviews, some niche interviews, stories of human and garden intersections. This is a really well-produced, thoughtful podcast. Some of my favorite recent episodes:
- Land on Fire – A Conversation with Ecologist and Author Gary Ferguson – LINK
- Jinny Blom – The Thoughtful Gardener – LINK
- Leslie Bennett & Pine House Edible Gardens – LINK
In Defense of Plants – LINK
“Plants are everything. They are also incredibly interesting. From the smallest duckweed to the tallest redwood, the botanical world is full of wonder. Join my friends and I for a podcast celebrating everything botany.”
So interesting! The host, Matt, is a botanist and a lot of his guests are educators, researchers and writers. It can definitely lean more sciencey sometimes, which is great with me. Some of my favorite recent episodes:
- 126 – For the Love of Growing Plants – LINK
- 124 – Darwin’s Backyard – LINK
- 122 – Understanding Ferns & Lycophytes – LINK
A Way to Garden – LINK
“A WAY TO GARDEN is the horticultural incarnation of Margaret Roach”
This is one I was subscribed to for a while and didn’t listen to for some reason. When I started though, I fell deep into the podcast hole. Most episodes are short at around 25 minutes. She also has a lot of webinars that look really great. If you like birds and wildlife, it gets discussed a lot! Some of my favorite episodes:
- Doug Tallamy on the Living Landscape – LINK
- Andy Moore on Pawpaws – LINK
- Dr. John Marzluff on Suburban Birds – LINK
Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing – LINK
“SLOW FLOWERS is about making a conscious, sustainable choice in how you choose flowers. The podcast introduces listeners to the leading voices in the SLOW FLOWERS movement, from the field to the vase. Meet American flower farmers, eco-couture floral designers, innovative Do-It-Yourself designers and pioneering farmer-florists. Debra Prinzing, the leading advocate for American Grown flowers, hosts the conversation and encourages you to join the creative community.”
Really great features on flower farmers and those who work with flowers. I learn about so many resources from this podcast and feel so happy and inspired after listening to the episodes! Some of my favorite recent episodes:
- 311: The Bloom Project’s Heidi Berkman and the healing influence of flowers – LINK
- 309: Meet Michelle LaFriniere of Chilly Root Peonies of Homer, Alaska – LINK
- 302: Slow Flowers Summit Preview #3 – meet Leslie Bennett of Pine House Edible Gardens (yes, another podcast interview with Leslie Bennett! I’m so fascinated by her story!) – LINK
Just Started Listening Podcasts
Podcasts I’ve listened to a few times and have enjoyed, but haven’t gone extensively through the archives yet.
New to Me Podcasts
Podcasts I’ve just found out about and may not have even listened to yet! I’m including these since sometimes podcasts in this genre can be harder to find and I don’t want to wait to add them.