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Environment Podcast: On the Green Fence

In this podcast mini-series, hosts Neil and Gabriel bring an open-minded approach to divisive topics from climate protests to dumpster-diving. A new episode is published weekly.

Listen to audio 31:55

On the Green Fence: Why do we waste so much food?

Find on On the Green Fence on apple podcasts,spotify or whererver you get your podcasts. 

The idea: 

Two regular guys with no set environmental views — hosts Neil King and Gabriel Borrud — explore controversial issues through the lives of real people. Their inquisitive and entertaining adventures take them across Germany, talking with climate protesters and wolf psychologists, taking a shower with contaminated water and go dumpster diving.  

Equipped with a good dose of skepticism about the greenies, American Gabriel and British-German Neil bring their very personal views on their journeys into new terrain in this five-part miniseries.

The hosts: 

Gabriel Borrud was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and after hanging up his golf clubs and dashed dreams of going pro, he attended Yale University. He studied philosphy and German and following graduation, he set off for the land of "Dichter und Denker". 

Gabe joined DW in 2008 and has worked as a reporter for radio and online ever since.

Neil King was born to British parents in southern Germany. He studied journalism and history in Heidelberg and Karlsruhe. Neil has worked as reporter and producer for DW for the past 12 years. He currently co-produces and hosts DW's weekly radio show, WorldLink.

Neil and Gabe have won international radio and podcast awards for their work. 

The Quiz

Win a DW surprise in the weekly OTGF Quiz! 

What does Neil end up doing in a bid to cut down his family’s food waste?

a) He starts growing his own fruit and veg.

b) The family stop eating fast food

c) He will only drink tap water, no bottled sodas

More on the topic

Find our more from Neil and Gabe about their podcast adventures on instagram,   twitterand facebook. How do you like this podcast miniseries? Give feedback to Neil and Gabe and tell them what topics they should tackle in the future. Do it old school via email onthegreenfence@dw.com or on social media!

Coming up next: Neil and Gabe chase mozzies and other wildlife and find out why need them more than they need us...

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