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A holistic, irreverent, no-b******t look at the climate crisis and all the ways we’re talking—and not talking—about it. We take a feminist, race-forward lens to the biggest story of our time. Some people might call it intersectional, we call it honest. Co-hosted by Mary Annaïse Heglar and Amy Westervelt.

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A holistic, irreverent, no-b******t look at the climate crisis and all the ways we’re talking—and not talking—about it. We take a feminist, race-forward lens to the biggest story of our time. Some people might call it intersectional, we call it honest. Co-hosted by Mary Annaïse Heglar and Amy Westervelt.

    Mary and Amy Watched I May Destroy You

    Mary and Amy Watched I May Destroy You

    We dig into the way the HBO series I May Destroy You deals with climate and race, plus a great new IG show from Zazie Beetz on climate justice, and the issues with Zac Efron's Down to Earth..
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    • 51 min
    There's No Climate Justice Without Indigenous Sovereignty, with Rebecca Nagle

    There's No Climate Justice Without Indigenous Sovereignty, with Rebecca Nagle

    We dig into colonialism and Indigenous genocide as the original sin of climate change, why tribal sovereignty is critical to climate action, and much more with intrepid and profound Cherokee reporter Rebecca Nagle. (She’s also the host of the This Land podcast from Crooked Media.) 
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    No Ordinary Pain: Katrina at 15

    No Ordinary Pain: Katrina at 15

    In this special bonus episode on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we bring you a story Mary told about the story on the Story Collider podcast. Big thanks to them for letting us use this clip! For more on Katrina, Bush, and where both sit on the timeline of the climate crisis, check out this week's newsletter, we've made it free for all: https://realhottake.substack.com/
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    • 21 min
    Why Is It So Hard to Talk about Climate and Food?

    Why Is It So Hard to Talk about Climate and Food?

    Epicurious editor (and hot cake!) David Tamarkin joins to discuss how the aspirational world of food media has been slow to integrate climate, the machismo-and-meat problem, and how he and others are trying to push the beat forward. Plus, weird food trends!
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Hate to Say We Told You So, with Brian Kahn

    Hate to Say We Told You So, with Brian Kahn

    Climate disasters are piling on top of the pandemic and ongoing nationwide civil rights protests, but you wouldn't necessarily know it from reading or watching the news. Brian Kahn, managing editor at Earther, joins us to talk about why so many outlets have a hard time applying a climate lens to stories that aren't about emissions or weather, the storytelling talents of climate deniers, and the need to undo decades worth of bad climate coverage that prioritized the appearance of objectivity over the truth.
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    Articles discussed:
    This Is What Climate Change Looks Like in an Era of Covid-19 
    The surprising reasons why people ignore the facts about climate change
    The curse of ‘both-sidesism’: How climate denial skewed media coverage for 30 years
    Two Tropical Cyclones Could Make US Landfall This Weekend
    Corporate TV news needs to break its cycle of shallow coverage of extreme weather
    Corporate broadcast TV news fails to connect extreme heat to climate, COVID-19, or racial injustice
    Climate Science Has a Blind Spot When it Comes to Heat Waves in Southern Africa
    The World’s Largest Tropical Wetland Is on Fire 
    As Climate Change Burns Arizona, State Has More Imprisoned Firefighters Than Employees
    Accepting Death by Coronavirus or Climate Crisis Is Not an Option
    Trump's Racist Coronavirus Response Foreshadows Injustice to Come
    How The Fossil Fuel Industry Funds The Police 
    Big Oil 3 Police
    Jocelyn Timperley's newsletter Climate Correspondent
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Climate Bois Club, with Kate Aronoff

    Climate Bois Club, with Kate Aronoff

    The New Republic's Kate Aronoff joins us to talk about the difference between political reporting and climate reporting, the link between fossil fuel divestment and defunding the police, and of course all the various types of climate bois.
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Willowkers ,

Can’t Stop Listening

It may seem odd to be addicted to a show that delivers mostly bad news, but I listen every chance I get (whenever my three-year-old is not in the room!). I first became convinced/interested in climate change somewhere around 2012/13 after watching the documentary ‘Chasing Ice.’ I’ve slowly learned more and more, becoming more and more passionate about the issue. But this podcast has been a crash course, catch-you-up, make you feel aware and up to date education. I appreciate it so much. Thank you. I am also reading EVERY article you mention in the show notes. In ace you care to know who is listening, I am a 35 year old American woman living in the Cardiff, Wales.

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