The couple stress theory developed by Eringen comprises granular materials as also composite fibrous materials. As such, micropolar materials present an inclusive model of composite materials. This article endeavors to study aspects of wave propagation in a random weakly thermal micropolar elastic medium. The smooth perturbation technique has been employed. The classical thermoelasticity has been used. Six different types of waves have been observed to propagate in the random interacting medium. Dispersion equations have been derived. The effects due to random variations of micropolar elastic and thermal parameters have been observed. Change of phase speed occurs on account of randomness. Attenuation coefficients for high-frequency waves have been computed. Second moment properties have been discussed with application to wave propagation in the random micropolar elastic medium. 36 + 1 components of the associated Green's tensor have been computed. Integrals involving correlation functions have been transformed to radial forms. A special type of correlation function has been used to approximately measure effects of random variations of parameters. © 2015 Taylor & Francis.