Environmental Humanities: books, podcasts, films, etc.

This list will be updated the more I come across, and the more time I can find…

🎬 Films

Anthropocene: the Human Epoch

Into Eternity

Sea of Shadows

Whales Weep Not

Werner Herzog documentaries

Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival

Vive la baleine! (Three Cheers for the Whale)

🎧 Podcasts

Mothers of Invention

National Geographic, Overheard


For the Wild

Natural Disasters

Edge Effects

BBC World Service The Compass, Dominion series

Whale Scout

Skaana: Orcas and Oceans

Rewilding Earth

BBC World Service, Planet Puffin series

Guardian Australia’s Look At Me – a series about animals with unusual capabilities

BBC 5 Live’s Beast of Man – an amazingly emotive series about Kevin Pietersen and his quest to save the rhino in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Our Chemicalized World

Cultures of Energy – possibly the best resource interviewing academics and big names in the field of environmental/energy humanities. Unfortunately now on hiatus; but huge back catalogue!

Unburnable: the People vs Arctic Oil


Rewilding Earth

On Being (Sylvia Earle episode)

My Ocean

No Planet B


National Trust Podcast

Extremities – series about the most extreme places on the planet, including Pitcairn Island, St Helena, and Svalbard

A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs

A Grown-Up Guide to the Oceans

Hot Take

Outrage + Optimism

Boomtown (about oil production in Texas)

📚 Books

The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh (2016)

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells (2019)

The Re-Origin of the Species by Torild Kornfelt (2016)

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (1851)

Leviathan: or, the Whale by Philip Hoare (2008)

Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait by Bathsheba Demuth (2019)


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