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Green Docs podcast

Green Docs podcast

“Green Docs” is a podcast dedicated to helping expectant mothers and the world at large understand how our changing environment, and climate change specifically, is threatening pregnancies and our general health. You’ll hear from experts in the field about the latest medical and environmental advances - all while being entertained - and you’ll come away knowing more and feeling much better about our collective future.

Recent Episodes

Ep. 4 Keep Calm and March For Moms

May 11, 2023

This Mother’s Day, the Green Docs host Laneceya Russ and Yuliya Labko of the national nonprofit March For Moms, featured recently in a 60 Minutes expose on improving maternal health.

Ep. 3 Healthy Earth, Healthy Birth: Mother Nature Needs an OB-GYN

April 18, 2023

In this Earth Day episode of Green Docs, the guys lead with breaking news – a State Supreme Court election in Wisconsin with national implications, as highlighted by Dr. Kristin Lyerly in Episode 2.

Ep. 2 Dr. Smith Goes to Washington

March 31, 2023

In Episode #2 of Green Docs, “Dr. Smith Goes to Washington”, Bruce and Nate take a deep dive into the crucial role of physicians as advocates for health policy in an interview with Dr. Kristin Lyerly.

Ep. 1 Planes, Trains and Oral Contraceptives

March 17, 2023

Join Nate and Bruce, two OB Gyn physicians and environmental experts, for the first episode of their podcast, Green Docs. They deliver you right into recent environmental headlines that connect to women’s health and pregnanc…

About the Hosts

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Nathaniel DeNicola


Nathaniel DeNicola is a physician and international author, speaker, and policy director in women’s health. In leadership roles with national (ACOG, AAP) and international (WHO, FIGO) medical societies he has directed new standards of care for how to protect pregnant women and children from the climate crisis, toxic chemicals, and natural disasters. In 2020, he and Bruce published a landmark JAMA review on the impacts of air pollution and heat on US pregnancies. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Vogue, and The Weather Channel. Nate resides and works in Southern California as an Ob/Gyn and Chief Medical Officer, has trained in health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds an appointment with Johns Hopkins Health System in Washington, DC.

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Bruce Bekkar


Bruce Bekkar is a women’s health physician and international keynote speaker engaged with the climate crisis since 2007. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Climate Change and Health and as a Fellow and member of the Leadership Circle Executive Committee at ecoAmerica in Washington, DC. At home in Southern California, he is Chair Emeritus of the Public Health Advisory Council and a public health consultant for the County of San Diego Regional Decarbonization Framework. Bruce has spoken to a wide range of audiences, from the American Meteorological Society to Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Genentech, England’s Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the California State Senate and members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Bruce is the lead author of the first large-scale review of birth impacts and climate change in the US, published in JAMA in June 2020.