The Natural Resources Podcast

The Natural Resources Podcast

All you need to know about natural resources. Join us as we unwrap the world of mining, energy, forests and oceans. Always inquisitive, always insightful. From the producers of the acclaimed Highgrade interview series, available at www.highgrade.media


Like a Rolling Stone | Kevin Fox
Aug 6 • 27 min
In this episode we explore the world of minerals - all the way from Creation to the marketplace. We are joined by Kevin Fox, a geologist and senior executive in the mining industry.
The Future of Resource Taxation | Alexandra Readhead
Jun 23 • 27 min
In most cases, the ultimate owner of underground resources is the State. Governments grant companies the privilege to exploit these resources. And for that privilege, companies pay - in the form of taxes. It is not the only thing that countries get for…
Benefits to the Fore | Tony Addison
Jun 11 • 30 min
If it’s not grown, it must be mined. Our societies rely heavily on the supply of metals and minerals. From copper to aluminium; from plastic to cement; mining is all around us. Yet, mining is not loved - to say the least. Are the extractives good or…
Fishy Business | Rashid Sumaila
May 24 • 28 min
Our seas are under pressure. Overfishing, acidity, pollution are decimating fish stocks. We all feel it is bad - but how bad is it really?In this episode of The Natural Resources Podcast we talk to Rashid Sumaila, one of the world’s leading researchers…
Climate Change | Tom Burke | From the Archive
May 20 • 20 min
Highgrade now has more than four years under its belt, and an archive full of interesting conversations. We have seen some amazing people through our studio and we have published some amazing video interviews. Over time people have been asking us to put…
Mining’s Fading Heartbeat | David Humphreys
Mar 2 • 36 min
We explore the fundamental topic of mining productivity.