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The best antidote for Austin’s traffic? Distracting yourself from all the stress and frustration with a sweet, sweet podcast.  And lucky for you, we’ve got lots of podcasts over here at The Austin Common! Scroll through the list below to start listening today 🙂 

Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes (With The Austin Common)

Can't get enough local news? With our Behind The Scenes podcasts, you'll gain access to the full length versions of all the interviews that inform our weekly reporting. That means hours and hours of in-depth conversations with local community leaders, politicians, activists, and Austinites doing super rad stuff. 

Shades of Green

Shades of Green

Shades of Green is Austin's only live, environmental talk radio show. Each week, Producer John Hoffner, along with Co-hosts Reed Sternberg and Amy Stansbury (Editor-In-Chief of The Austin Common) inform and inspire listeners on current topics locally and nationally related to green energy and the environment.

Nature In The City

Nature In The City

Produced in partnership with the City of Austin Development Services Department, the Nature In The City podcast follows along with Dr. Kevin Anderson (a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin) as he shares his knowledge about the world around us. In 2019, the topic was “The Geography of Flowing Water: Rivers, Streams, Nature, and Culture.”

Coming soon... Community Podcasts!

Are you an Austinite with a podcast of your own? Feel like you’re doing great work, but wish more people could listen to what you produce?

 

Fill out this form and apply to become one of our community podcasters. We’ll share your show on this page, as well as promote it on social media whenever we can.

 

When we work together to amplify each other’s voices, we all win. 

Latest Episodes
Episode 2 - Rail For Austin?
Essays
Amy Stansbury

Rail For Austin? You Decide (Episode 2)

In this episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, host Amy Stansbury goes over the basics of Prop A, which, if approved by voters in November, could bring a $7.1 billion transit system to Austin. We also take a deep dive into Austin’s transportation history

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The Austin Common Radio Hour
Essays
Amy Stansbury

Why Local Elections Matter (Episode 1)

In the first-ever episode of The Austin Common Radio Hour, host Amy Stansbury talks about why voting in local elections is so important, kicking off a series of election-themed episodes to get you prepped for November!   Guests include : Austin City Council Member Greg

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American Environmental History and Waterways
Nature In The City
Amy Stansbury

#9 – American Environmental History and Waterways

Nature In The City Podcast, Season Two, Episode 9: American Environmental History and Waterways   Each year, we follow along with Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, as he shares his knowledge about the

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Streams and Mountains
Nature In The City
Amy Stansbury

#8 – Poetry of Flowing Water

Nature In The City Podcast, Season Two, Episode 8: Poetry of Flowing Water   Each year, we follow along with Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, as he shares his knowledge about the world

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Mississippi River
Nature In The City
Amy Stansbury

#7 – American Music and Rivers

Nature In The City Podcast, Season Two, Episode 7: American Music And Rivers   Each year, we follow along with Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, as he shares his knowledge about the world

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Solar Panel
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

Is Solar The Best Unused Equity Tool We Have?

“Solar is the best unused equity tool we have, in terms of maintaining the quality of life, maintaining the balance of this city,” explained Kenneth Thompson (former member of the African American Resource Advisory Commission and a current board member with Solar Austin) on a recent episode of Shades of

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Nature In The City
Amy Stansbury

#6 – Language, Art, and Waterways

Nature In The City Podcast, Season Two, Episode 6: Language, Art, and Waterways Each year, we follow along with Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, as he shares his knowledge about the world around

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Myth, Meaning, and Flowing Water
Nature In The City
Amy Stansbury

#5 – Myth, Meaning, and Flowing Water

Nature In The City Podcast, Season Two, Episode 5: Myth, Meaning, and Flowing Water Each year, we follow along with Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, as he shares his knowledge about the world

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Flood
Nature In The City - Season Two
Amy Stansbury

#4 – Life On The Floodplain

Nature In The City Podcast, Season Two, Episode 4: Life On the Floodplain   Each year, we follow along with Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, as he shares his knowledge about the world

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River
Nature In The City - Season Two
Amy Stansbury

#3 – Life At The Edge

Nature In The City Podcast, Season Two, Episode 3: Life At The Edge   Each year, we follow along with Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, as he shares his knowledge about the world

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Youthful Headwaters
Nature In The City - Season Two
Amy Stansbury

#2 – The Ecology of Flowing Water

Nature In The City Podcast, Season Two, Episode 2: The Ecology of Flowing Water   Each year, we follow along with Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, as he shares his knowledge about the

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