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A true-crime podcast about climate change.

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A true-crime podcast about climate change.

    S3, Ep 2: The Oil-Nazi-Propaganda Triangle

    S3, Ep 2: The Oil-Nazi-Propaganda Triangle

    Ivy Lee worked with Standard Oil and the Rockefellers for the rest of his life, helping to establish the American Petroleum Institute in 1919, and working for the company's various joint ventures as well, including a petrochemicals partnership with German chemical giant IG Farben. That job, later in his life, took Lee to Germany, to meet with Goebbels and Hitler and give them advice on dealing with the American press. He was under investigation by Congress for his role in Nazi propaganda at the time of his death. Lee's work creating and building the API was one of his most important contributions to fossil fuel propaganda, it's the foundation on which the next 100 years was built.
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    • 23 min
    S3, Ep 1: The Father of Public Relations

    S3, Ep 1: The Father of Public Relations

    In this season we're tackling Big Oil's big propaganda machine—its origins, the spin masters who created it, and why it's been so effective. It all began more than 100 years ago with Standard Oil, John D. Rockefeller and his son, a bloody miners' strike, and the very first P.R. guy, who swooped in to clean it all up.
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    • 16 min
    S3: The Mad Men of Climate Denial

    S3: The Mad Men of Climate Denial

    Big Oil gave Hitler propaganda tips decades ago and their PR machine has only grown from there. This season we dig into the history of fossil fuel propaganda and the few "Mad Men of climate denial" who shaped it. Coming January 2020.
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    Youth Climate Suits and Inter-generational Injustice

    Youth Climate Suits and Inter-generational Injustice

    In the Juliana vs. The United States case, a group of young people sued the government for incentivizing increased fossil fuel dependence, thereby robbing the next generation of the pursuit for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The suit has been active for years now, and a handful of other youth suits have joined it. This year a group of young people, including Greta Thunberg, filed a complaint with the United Nations that top fossil fuel-producing countries were violating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. As both move forward, they we take a look at how these suits differ from climate liability cases, what makes them so compelling, and where they might head next.
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    • 28 min
    Recap: ExxonMobil's New York Fraud Trial

    Recap: ExxonMobil's New York Fraud Trial

    New York's fraud trial against ExxonMobil closed November 7th. Reporter Emily Gertz and Union of Concerned Scientist's Kathy Mulvey watched it closely and bring us their takes on this trial and Exxon's next fraud trial, in Massachusetts. 
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    • 21 min
    Fake Reporters and #FakeNews: How Fossil Fuel Companies Hide Behind Energy Blogs

    Fake Reporters and #FakeNews: How Fossil Fuel Companies Hide Behind Energy Blogs

    A look at how those fossil fuel-backed deception campaigns are continuing today, behind a couple layers of energy industry organizations, alliances, and "news" sites. Documentation: Western Energy Alliance 990, showing global oil execs on its board: https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2016/840/700/2016-840700841-0e72e02b-9O.pdf More on the formation of Energy In Depth: https://www.desmogblog.com/%E2%80%98energy-depth%E2%80%99-was-created-major-oil-and-gas-companies-according-industry-memo
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

apuchkov ,

Wow, what a gem!

Reveals information how oil companies deliberately spread confusion and misinformation for decades to keep making profit. Great production of the podcast too. It feels like an interesting fiction audio book. Unfortunately it is not. Make sure to start listening from the first episode as they go in order.

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Team Pysh ,

Amy’s voice rivals Phoebe Judge

Intoxicating. The quality of intellect and production is outstanding.

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