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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
Barton Creek Greenbelt
Nature In The City - Season One
Amy Stansbury

#11 – Sustainability, Environmental Ecology, and Urban Metabolism

Nature In The City Podcast Episode 11: Sustainability, Environmental Ecology, and Urban Metabolism   This year Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, will take us on an exploration of “Nature and the American Mind”,

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Wendell Berry
Nature In The City - Season One
Amy Stansbury

#10 – Sustainable Agriculture and the American Family Farm

Nature In The City Podcast Episode 10: Sustainable Agriculture and the American Family Farm   This year Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, will take us on an exploration of “Nature and the American

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John Muir
Nature In The City - Season One
Amy Stansbury

#9 – Preservation, Conservation, and the Wild

Nature In The City Podcast Episode 9: Preservation, Conservation, and the Wild   This year Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, will take us on an exploration of “Nature and the American Mind”, examining

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Rain
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

What Did Last Week’s Water Crisis Teach Us?

Seven days. That’s how long Austinites went without clean water.   For the first time ever, we couldn’t be sure that what was coming out of our faucets was safe to drink. For the first time ever, we got a little taste of what other

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Rachel Carson
Nature In The City - Season One
Amy Stansbury

#8 – Carson And The Politics Of Nature

Nature In The City Podcast Episode 8: Carson And The Politics Of Nature   This year Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, will take us on an exploration of “Nature and the American Mind”,

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A Sand County Almanac
Nature In The City - Season One
Amy Stansbury

#7 – Stability, Integrity, and Leopold’s Legacy

Nature In The City Podcast Episode 7: Stability, Integrity, and Leopold’s Legacy   This year Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, will take us on an exploration of “Nature and the American Mind”, examining

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von Hombuldt
Nature In The City - Season One
Amy Stansbury

#6 – Natives, Immigrants, and Humboldt’s Children

Nature In The City Podcast Episode 6: Natives, Immigrants, and Humboldt’s Children   This year Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, will take us on an exploration of “Nature and the American Mind”, examining

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Henry David Thoreau
Nature In The City - Season One
Amy Stansbury

#5 – Thoreau And New World Nature

Nature In The City Podcast Episode 5: Thoreau And New World Nature   This year Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, will take us on an exploration of “Nature and the American Mind”, examining

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CodeNEXT Maps
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

Can We Create Affordable Housing In Austin?

There are few things as confusing in Austin right now as CodeNEXT. At times, it can seem like there are hundreds of opposing viewpoints, all being tossed around online and in public meetings at a lightening fast pace. And that can make it hard for

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Grass In Concrete
Nature In The City - Season One
Amy Stansbury

#4 – Discordant Harmony And New Ecology

Nature In The City Podcast Episode 4: Discordant Harmony And New Ecology   This year Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, will take us on an exploration of “Nature and the American Mind”, examining

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360 Bridge
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

Introducing… The Nature In The City Podcast

Nature. What role does it play in our national culture? How did it impact the very founding of America? And what does it mean for us today, as our country becomes more and more urbanized?   These are the questions that Dr. Kevin Anderson is

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Perspectives On Nature And The City
Nature In The City - Season One
Amy Stansbury

#3 – Perspectives On Nature And The City

Nature In The City Podcast Episode 3: Perspectives On Nature And The City   This year Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, will take us on an exploration of “Nature and the American Mind”,

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