Podcast - WAKEcup and Smell the Coffee!

Our podcast, WAKEcup and Smell the Coffee, is hosted by Marine Conservation Society ambassadors Lizzie Daly and Tom Hird. Join us as we lift the lid on climate change and explore the best ways to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Latest episodes

Did you know that the fashion industry creates 10% of the world’s total carbon emissions? Here, Tom and Lizzie discover the true cost of fast fashion, and its impact on the planet.

We are in a state of emergency - the climate crisis is happening now, and its vital that we all take action. In this passionate debate, Tom and Lizzie dive deep into how an intelligent species came to destroy its own habitat.

A WWF report described the palm oil industry as a disaster for global biodiversity and found that 193 species on the endangered list including orangutans, gibbons and tigers were suffering from deforestation and habitat loss caused directly by the palm oil Industry. In this episode, Tom and Lizzie delve into the murky world of palm oil production in South East Asia and discover things aren’t as simple as they first appear.



Hands up if you want to reduce marine pollution and help protect our oceans! Here, Tom and Lizzie discuss the recent ocean conservation success stories. Along with special guest, marine biologist and director of communications at The Marine Conservation Society Richard Harrington, they present a call to action for turning the tide on ocean plastic pollution.


We are in the middle of a sixth mass extinction, with 60% of animal species having been wiped out since the 1970s. In this episode, Tom and Lizzie explore how untamed consumption by an ever-growing human population has increased the conflict between humanity and wildlife, as the two come into ever-closer contact. 

"It’s just one plastic straw," said 7.7 Billion people. Lizzie and Tom discuss how single-use plastic waste has reached the most remote parts of the planet, including the bottom of the Mariana Trench. They explain the simple, everyday changes everyone can make to remove single-use plastic from their life and move towards a reusable and sustainable lifestyle.