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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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    • 4.5 • 308 Ratings

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.

    The Greenwashing Olympics

    The Greenwashing Olympics

    A dramatic reading of the book Donald J. Trump: An Environmental Hero with Emily Atkin and Brian Kahn, plus a look at the energy industry's annual conference, CERA Week, or as we like to call it, the Greenwashing Olympics.
    For more of Emily's reading: https://heated.world/p/reading-is-fundamental
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    • 29 min
    Two Sides to Every Story?

    Two Sides to Every Story?

    Lewis Wallace, journalist and author of the book The View from somewhere, and the podcast by the same name, joins us to talk about one of our least favorite conventions in journalism: both sidesism.
    Check out more from Lewis, including his book, podcast, speaking events and trainings: https://www.lewispants.com/
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    • 1 hr
    Blood for Oil, with Antonia Juhasz

    Blood for Oil, with Antonia Juhasz

    Investigative journalist Antonia Juhasz joins us to talk about all the many ways oil, war, and climate change intersect.
    Read more:
    https://antoniajuhasz.net/article/light-sweet-crude-a-former-us-ambassador-peddles-influence-in-afghanistan/
    https://antoniajuhasz.net/article/the-new-war-for-afghanistans-untapped-oil/
    https://antoniajuhasz.net/article/why-rex-tillerson-could-be-americas-most-dangerous-secretary-of-state/

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    No Better Time for Climate Reparations, with Tamara Toles O'Laughlin

    No Better Time for Climate Reparations, with Tamara Toles O'Laughlin

    The term climate reparations first came into the global climate conversation back in 2009. It disappeared for a while but has re-emerged in the past year or two. Environmental activist, organizer, lawyer, and all-around climate expert Tamara Toles O'Laughlin joins us to talk about where this idea came from, why it disappeared, and why it's back...hopefully to stay.

    Further reading:
    Maxine Burkett's original paper on climate reparations: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1539726
    "Climate Rage," by Naomi Klein in Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/climate-rage-193377/
    "No Money Down," by Jean Friedman-Rudovsky in Earth Island Journal https://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/magazine/entry/no_money_down/
    Four "The Case for Reparations" articles from recent history:

    Foreign Policy: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/10/10/case-for-climate-reparations-crisis-migration-refugees-inequality/

    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: https://thebulletin.org/2020/11/the-case-for-climate-reparations/

    Sierra: https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2018-3-may-june/feature/the-case-for-climate-reparations

    Mother Jones: https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2020/11/the-case-for-climate-reparations/

    • 57 min
    2020: The Shitshow

    2020: The Shitshow

    In our 2020 year-in-review episode, Mary and Amy talk about how Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter protests impacted climate coverage, how the media dealt with record-setting fires and hurricanes, the beauty that was greentrolling taking off this year, and what where we hope to see the climate story go in 2021.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Newsletter Preview

    Newsletter Preview

    The story behind our newsletter, and a look at some of our favorite pieces from our first year.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
308 Ratings

308 Ratings

blueplanetocean ,

Climate Queens

I finally caught up with all the episodes! What a stellar podcast. I love Hot Take for both keeping me informed on climate, but also for the excellent banter between Mary and Amy that makes me smile.

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Funny podcast that teaches so much and encourages critical thinking

I love this podcast so much, like OMG SO MUCH. I really think it could change the way main stream media covers things, which needs to happen stat.

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Best climate podcast

I’ve been teaching on climate for a long time, and every episode changes how I think about it.

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