> We’ve rounded up 8 of our favourite podcasts that discuss life, sustainability and current affairs that we think might just help you gain a new perspective.

Getting Curious With JVN 

At Know the Origin, we’re huge fans of Queer Eye, so of course, we are avid listeners of Queer Eye Queen Jonathon Van Ness’s podcast. Curious with JVN features interviews with prominent people: from activists and scientists to policy makers and athletes. One thing’s for sure: we always come away having learnt something!


Conscious Chatter

Hosted by Kestrel Jenkins, Curious Chatter is a podcast that echoes are foundation: that what we wear really does matter! Kestrel, who used to work for ethical fashion giant People Tree, started the podcast as a way of engaging and participating in the fair fashion conversation. The podcasts range from interviews with designers to discussions with farmers and professors. If you’re looking to learn more about ethical fashion, this is the podcast for you.


What On Earth   

New to the podcast scene, but one that we rushed to subscribe to is What on Earth, Hubbub’s new podcast. Hubbub is a nonprofit environmental campaigning organisation that you may have heard of if you’ve attended any of our pop-up events. They are a go-to source of sound, evidence-based, easily digestible information about environmental issues and we can’t wait for more episodes!

Talking Tastebuds

With your host Venetia La Manna! We’ve talked about Venetia on our blog, and low and behold: we’ve done it again. Her podcast features interviews with everyone from your favourite vegan chef to mental health advocates.

The Minimalists

We’ve learnt about everything from digital minimalism, to conscious consumerism from hosts Joshua and Ryan as they discuss how we can all live meaningful lives with less. This podcast will have you running to declutter your life, switch your phone to aeroplane mode and step into the outdoors.


Wardrobe Crisis

Hosted by Clare Press, Vogue Australia’s sustainability editor and eco influencer, Wardrobe Crisis is another of our go-to ethical fashion podcasts. It addresses key issues in the fashion industry head on, focusing on everything from ethics and sustainability to activism, consumerism and identity.  

How To Fail with Elizabeth Day

 Elizabeth speaks to everyone from politicians like Jess Phillips, to athletes like Kelly Holmes about failure, learning and growth. We always come away feeling motivated and inspired - reminded of all we can learn from the ‘failures’ in our lives! As Fleabag fans, we particularly love the episode with writer and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge!


If your eco-anxiety is getting you down, this is definitely the podcast recommendation for you - a comedy podcast about the environment! Your hosts Dave and Ol work for environmental charities and through their podcast, try to “be cheery in the face of impending ecological disaster.” If you’re looking to learn more about the environment, but want to come away laughing, not despairing, check Sustainababble out.
Have we missed your favourite? Tweet us @knowtheorigin and let us know what other podcasts should be on this list, or drop us a DM on instagram, we’d love to add more to our playlist.

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Meg Prosser

Writer’s Bio: Meg is a Junior Digital Associate at Tearfund, studying for MSc Poverty, Inequality and Development.

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