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A true-crime podcast about climate change.

    We Interrupt This Podcast for New Research + Emily Atkin and Guardian CEO Anna Bateson on Banning Fossil Fuel Ads

    We Interrupt This Podcast for New Research + Emily Atkin and Guardian CEO Anna Bateson on Banning Fossil Fuel Ads

    We'll be back with more Mad Men tales next week, we promise! While we're out chasing leads, listen to this great interview from Emily Atkin with The Guardian's interim CEO Anna Bateson about that publication's decision to stop taking ads from fossil fuel companies.
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    • 24 min
    S3, Ep 5: Oil Slick, Part 2—False Equivalence and Free Speech

    S3, Ep 5: Oil Slick, Part 2—False Equivalence and Free Speech

    In part two of our episode on former Mobil VP Herb Schmertz, we dig into how Schmertz's approach bred false equivalence, and why he pushed so hard for the extension of First Amendment rights to corporations.
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    • 17 min
    S3, Ep 4: Oil Slick, Part 1—The Rise of the Corporate Persona

    S3, Ep 4: Oil Slick, Part 1—The Rise of the Corporate Persona

    Mobil Oil's longtime PR guy Herb Schmertz really started to aggressively manipulate the media. He introduced so many new bells and whistles to Big Oil's propaganda apparatus, we're going to stay with his story for two episodes. In Part 1: Corporate personhood. First Schmertz worked to humanize oil companies by creating the "corporate persona" then he fought for First Amendment rights to be extended to corporations.
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    • 20 min
    S3, Ep 3: Psychological Warfare, Astroturfing, and Another Tobacco-Oil Connection

    S3, Ep 3: Psychological Warfare, Astroturfing, and Another Tobacco-Oil Connection

    Daniel Edelman learned the tools of his trade combatting Nazi propaganda in WWII, then came home and put his psychological warfare training to work for American industry, including tobacco and Big Oil.
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    • 23 min
    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

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