Hot & Bothered, hosted by Dissent, is a new podcast on climate change politics for the 99%. Co-hosts Daniel Aldana Cohen and Kate Aronoff investigate the intersections of climate, politics, and the economy, with dispatches from grassroots organizers alongside leading wonks and scholars. Can there be prosperity and redistribution without oil, coal, or gas? Or is our low-carbon future bound to be nasty, brutish, and austere? What kinds of movements can power a fair and thorough transformation of our economy? Hot & Bothered's first season of six episodes pairs reported news roundups with feature interviews on some of climate politics’ most burning questions. If climate justice demands big ideas and even bigger movements, we'll put a mic to them. We’re hot, bothered, and recording. And we want to hear from you! Tweet at us at #HotBotheredClimate.
A Glide Path to Ruin
Where should the climate movement be focusing its energy in the Biden era?
A Decade to Win
Kate and Daniel reflect on the lessons of the last few months and the prospects for ecosocialism in this decade.
An Abolitionist Green New Deal, with Jasson Perez
What does an abolitionist, ecosocialist program look like in practice? Researcher and organizer Jasson Perez explains why working toward police and prison abolition is key to building social movements and, ultimately, expanding the horizon of a vibrant working-class life.
Putting Racial Justice First, with Patrick Houston
Connecting the dots between racial injustice and the climate crisis isn’t just a question of principle—it’s a daily reality. Organizer Patrick Houston describes how the movement can win.
Why Defunding the Police is Key to a Just Transition, with J. Mijin Cha
What will it take for the climate movement to move beyond statements of solidarity and advance a strategy of targeted divestment from racist institutions, in order to reinvest those resources—and many more, besides—in communities of color?
Has the Fracking Bubble Finally Burst? with Bethany McLean
The fracking boom that drove a decade of record U.S. oil and gas production was never really profitable to begin with. Has its bubble finally burst?