The Climate Pod

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The Climate Pod is a wide-ranging conversation with leading experts on the politics, economics, activism, culture, science, and social justice issues at the heart of the climate crisis. Hear from guests like Bill Nye, Dr. Robert Bullard, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Ted Danson, Dr. Michael Mann,Read more

Popular episodes

Gov. Jay Inslee On The Pacific Northwest Heatwave And The Blueprints For Climate Success

Jul 28 • 33:03

Washington Governor Jay Inslee made a big splash on the national stage centering his 2020 Democratic Presidential campaign on the climate crisis. Now, after his home state of Washington and much of the Pacific Northwest was devastated by a heatwave that was the deadliest weather-related disaster that area has ever experienced, he is continuing his decades-long advocacy for...

David Wallace-Wells On 2021's 'Off The Charts' Climate Emergencies

Jul 21 • 01:15:00

David Wallace-Wells is no stranger to contemplating the most disruptive and devastating outcomes of the climate crisis. His pivotal 2019 book, The Uninhabitable Earth, and 2017 article of the same name detailed some of the worst disasters that awaited humanity if action on climate was further delayed. Still, in 2021, even he's surprised by what he's seeing unfold. Record ...

1970s Oil Crises - Part 1: Presidential Policies And Energy Economics (w/ Jay Hakes)

Jul 14 • 01:11:25

This is Part 1 of our two-part series covering the 1970s oil crises in America. The conversations in this series help us understand how the oil crises in the 1970s reshaped American politics and our ability to combat the climate crisis for the next 50 years....

Road To COP26: UK MP David Lammy On The Inextricable Links Between Racial and Climate Justice

Jul 7 • 50:09

This episode kicks off The Climate Pod's "Road To COP26", our months-long series of conversations with world leaders about the importance of the United Nations' COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, and what must be accomplished in order to successfully combat the climate crisis happening around the globe....

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull On The Anti-Democratic Forces Opposing Climate Action

Jun 23 • 01:08:30

Malcolm Turnbull, the 29th Prime Minister of Australia, joins the show this week to discuss the growing threat of misinformation to liberal democracy, the role Rupert Murdoch and News Corp are playing to exacerbate the problem, the obstacles to international cooperation on reducing emissions, the responsibility and needed role of the United States and Australia on the glob...

Stopping Pipelines (w/ Dallas Goldtooth and Jane Kleeb)

Jun 16 • 01:06:30

Dallas Goldtooth and Jane Kleeb have been fighting pipelines for years. Like so many others, opposing the Keystone XL pipeline has been a remarkable experience in their political and personal lives and part of an ongoing fight to bring about greater racial, economic, and environmental justice. As news last week confirmed TC Energy was finished with the Keystone XL pipeline...

Why Post Growth Economics Is Key to Sustainable Progress (w/ Tim Jackson)

Jun 9 • 01:02:34

This week, Tim Jackson joins the podcast to discuss his new book, Post Growth: Life after Capitalism. He discusses how we reshape our economy to be in better balance with our natural world, prioritize our well-being, and truly value the aspects of our society that create real prosperity - and how we got so far off-track. Tim Jackson is the Director of the Centre for the U...

Alex Steffen On The Climate Conversation's Necessary Snap Forward | Evlondo Cooper On Environmental Justice In Broadcast TV Coverage

Jun 4 • 01:22:07

Two great guests discuss a few of the most important aspects of the climate crisis conversation. First, Alex Steffen, author, speaker, and futurist, talks about his new newsletter, podcast, and book project called The Snap Forward. He discusses what he's most passionate about exploring in his writing after 30 years of covering the space, how we should reimagine our future ...

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