Mike DiGirolamo

Mike DiGirolamo is a host & associate producer for Mongabay based in Sydney. He co-hosts and edits the Mongabay Newscast. Find him on LinkedInBluesky and Instagram.

Papua New Guinea

Why language is central to the survival of cultures and communities

Deep cultural connection to land and nature are inherent to the human experience and a birthright, says Jay Griffiths, author of WILD: An Elemental Journey (2006). But what happens when communities become displaced, either voluntarily or through force?

March 29, 2024

Irish landscape

Rewilding Ireland: ‘Undoing the damage’ from a history of deforestation

Eoghan Daltun joins the Mongabay Newscast to share his story and rewilding insights, which are detailed in his book, An Irish Atlantic Rainforest: A Personal Journey Into the Magic of Rewilding.

March 6, 2024

Rim Fire

HEATED: Challenging objectivity in climate journalism

Presenting an issue like climate change as a debate with two sides, as is still somewhat common, is often justified under the banner of objectivity, but it’s only one of many dissonant standards that environmental reporters are held to, argues podcast guest Emily Atkin.

February 23, 2024


Can ‘degrowth’ solve our ecological, social & economic problems?

Economist Tim Parrique speaks with co-host Rachel Donald on this episode of the Mongabay Newscast about the economic model known as “degrowth.”

February 1, 2024

Earth at night

‘It’s Not the End of the World’ book assumptions & omissions spark debate

The head of research at online publication Our World in Data, Hannah Ritchie, joins the Mongabay Newscast to discuss her new “radically hopeful” read, Not the End of the World: How We Can Be the First Generation to Build a Sustainable Planet.

January 26, 2024