Mary Creagh's Podcast: Emergency on Planet Earth

Mary Creagh MP

Join Mary Creagh MP as she explores the threats facing our treasured natural spaces and iconic species. In each episode, Mary gives an MP's perspective on environmental issues, and a glimpse inside the word of Parliament's Environmental Audit Select Committee, which she chairs.

All Episodes

There is an alien invasion and it is costing us billions. Mary discovers the weird, wonderful and worrying world of invasive species and what we need to do to improve biosecurity. For more on the invasive species inquiry follow this link:

Oct 2019

30 min 21 sec

Everything we do to the planet we do to ourselves. In this episode Mary has been exploring planetary health and why the planet’s health is important for our own health.

Sep 2019

16 min 39 sec

Chemicals are in everything, from our sofas and pans to our medicines and makeup. But how do we know that the chemicals used are safe? In this episode Mary learns from campaigners, academics and retailers about the risks of toxic chemicals in our everyday lives and what needs to change to keep us safe. For more on our toxic chemicals inquiry: Music from "Cold Funk" by Kevin MacLeod ( Licence: CC BY (

Jun 2019

25 min 5 sec

Our fashion system is broken. Mary speaks to leading experts about the all too often ignored social and environmental price tag that comes with the clothes we love. For more on the fashion inquiry: Music from "Cold Funk" by Kevin MacLeod ( Licence: CC BY (

Mar 2019

19 min 53 sec

Living with climate change, melting glaciers, freezing plastic, northern lights & the global seed vault - Mary visits the Arctic!

Nov 2018

18 min 55 sec

Arctic ice is melting faster than we thought. Mary talks to 3 UK experts about what this means for the Arctic’s 4 million inhabitants – and our weather!

Sep 2018

22 min 43 sec

In this episode, Mary takes a look at the issue everyone's talking about: Brexit. What does it mean for the environment? Mary hears from four experts about the Government's proposals for a new green post-Brexit watchdog. Featuring UCL's Professor Maria Lee, Ruth Davis of the RSPB, Ruth Chambers from GreenerUK and Jill Rutter from the Institute for Government.

Jul 2018

25 min 47 sec

Ever wondered what MPs get up to during recess? In this episode, Mary heads off up the River Lea to learn about habitats, trout, and the dangers of cycling too fast.

Jun 2018

16 min 45 sec