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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
KOOP Radio
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

What the heck is CodeNEXT? And How Is It Doing?

What the heck is CodeNEXT? It’s the city’s effort to rewrite its land development code (and it will affect everything from transportation, to affordability, to gentrification in Austin). So what’s in it? And what does it mean for you? Find out with the latest podcast

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Library Bike Coral
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

What’s Inside The New Austin Central Library?

Saturday is the big day. The new $125 million Austin Central Library opens to the public Saturday, October 28th with a whole day of live music and activities. The day will begin at 10am just outside of the library and there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11am. The library will actually open

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Hurricane Harvey Debris
Climate Change
Amy Stansbury

300 Million Cubic Yards of Trash

In the past few weeks, we’ve talked a lot about the environmental consequences of Hurricane Harvey – flooding, pollution, chemical explosions. But there is yet another environmental problem that Houston will likely be dealing with for months… trash. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, more than 111,000 homes

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Hops and Grain
EcoCalendar
Amy Stansbury

Eco-Friendly Booze

In need of a little pick-me-up? Our radio partner, Shades of Green, has dedicated their newest episode to everyone’s favorite topic – alcohol. Listen to their latest podcast, which features guest from Hops & Grain Brewing, The Austin Winery, and Dulce Vida Tequila. Together they’ll

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KOOP Radio
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

Support Local Radio

Do you love great radio? Now’s the time to support local, independent, nonprofit radio with KOOP’s Fall Membership Drive. KOOP 91.7 FM is the home of Shades of Green, Austin’s only environmental talk radio show. Each week the Austin EcoNetwork joins the Shades of Green team to interview guests and discuss

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EcoRise
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

How To Make This School Year Your Most Eco-Friendly Yet

It’s back-to-school season in Texas. Wondering how you can make this school year your most sustainable yet? We’ve rounded up some resources for both teachers and parents alike. Let’s start with the parents… The Sustainable Food Center has put together a great blog post with tips and ideas

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ingrediens cookout
EcoCalendar
Amy Stansbury

Top Things To Do In Austin This Week

Austin EcoNetwork Editor-In-Chief runs down the list of great, green activities going on this week in Austin. Originally aired on “Shades of Green” environmental talk radio show on KOOP 91.7 FM, Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm. 

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Zilker Park Oak Tree
Podcasts
Amy Stansbury

The Special Session Has Begun… What Next?

After a short break, the Texas Legislature has returned to Austin for a 30-day special session (which officially began on Tuesday). As a reminder, the Texas Legislature usually only meets for 140 days every other year. That is, unless the governor decides to call them

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Compost Hands
EcoCalendar
Amy Stansbury

Top Things To Do in Austin This Week

Austin EcoNetwork Editor-In-Chief runs down the list of great, green activities going on this week in Austin. Originally aired on “Shades of Green” environmental talk radio show on KOOP 91.7 FM, Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm. 

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Lake Travis
Podcasts
Amy Stansbury

Zebra Mussels Have Arrived in Lake Travis. Now what?

By now you might have heard that invasive zebra mussels have been discovered in Lake Travis… but what does that mean exactly? How will zebra mussels affect Lake Travis? Could they travel to Lake Austin or Lady Bird Lake? Together with our radio partner, Shades

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Austin's Natural Legacy
EcoCalendar
Amy Stansbury

Top Things To Do In Austin This Week

Austin EcoNetwork Editor-In-Chief runs down the list of great, green activities going on this week in Austin. Originally aired on “Shades of Green” environmental talk radio show on KOOP 91.7 FM, Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm. 

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Solar Panel
EcoCalendar
Amy Stansbury

Top Things To Do in Austin This Week

Austin EcoNetwork Editor-In-Chief runs down the list of great, green activities going on this week in Austin. Originally aired on “Shades of Green” environmental talk radio show on KOOP 91.7 FM, Thursdays from 1pm to 2pm.

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