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A true-crime podcast about climate change. Hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Amy Westervelt and reported by a team of climate journalists, Drilled investigates the various obstacles that have kept the world from adequately responding to climate change.

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A true-crime podcast about climate change. Hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Amy Westervelt and reported by a team of climate journalists, Drilled investigates the various obstacles that have kept the world from adequately responding to climate change.

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Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    How Management Consultancies Data-Wash False Solutions and the Great Gas Lock-In

    How Management Consultancies Data-Wash False Solutions and the Great Gas Lock-In

    Fossil fuel companies can't push ideas like "low carbon gas" or overstate the emissions-reduction potential of technologies like carbon capture without the help of a whole system of folks who help them sell the idea. The role management consultancies play in that process has been largely under-covered, but today we dig into just how helpful they've been through the story of one consultancy in particular. Reporter Maddie Stone walks us through how multinational consultancy ICF, which is well known for its government climate work, also works to produce reports the fossil fuel industry uses to promote oil and gas.
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    • 36 min
    The Great "Greening" of LNG

    The Great "Greening" of LNG

    As part of our ongoing series looking into new climate problems the fossil fuel industry is peddling as solutions, we did a deep dive into the push to position liquefied natural gas—a fossil fuel—as "green" and discovered one particularly active lobbying group.
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    • 40 min
    Could You Really Charge Oil Companies with Murder? Plus: Supreme Court Climate Update

    Could You Really Charge Oil Companies with Murder? Plus: Supreme Court Climate Update

    This week, we bring you an episode from our climate litigation podcast, Damages, because we've been getting SO MANY emails about what sorts of legal strategies might still be available for climate accountability given everything happening at the Supreme Court. Public Citizen has been working with various prosecutors to explore the idea of using criminal law to hold oil companies accountable for climate change, but is it really viable? The group's senior climate policy counsel, Aaron Regunburg, joins us to discuss.
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    • 36 min
    The Corporate Push to Criminalize Speech

    The Corporate Push to Criminalize Speech

    There's a lot of discourse happening about free speech in the context of "cancel culture" these days, but precious little coverage of the push all over the world to criminalize protest...particularly environmental and climate protest. We'll be digging into this trend in detail over the next several months, but first a look at what prompted extractive industries to start agitating for governments to crack down on protest, what tactics they use, and why they've been so effective.
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    • 34 min
    The Corporate Push to Criminalize Free Speech (Ad-Free)

    The Corporate Push to Criminalize Free Speech (Ad-Free)

    There's a lot of discourse happening about free speech in the context of "cancel culture" these days, but precious little coverage of the push all over the world to criminalize protest...particularly environmental and climate protest. We'll be digging into this trend in detail over the next several months, but first a look at what prompted extractive industries to start agitating for governments to crack down on protest, what tactics they use, and why they've been so effective.

    Disha Ravi on Becoming the Face of "Radical" Protest in India

    Disha Ravi on Becoming the Face of "Radical" Protest in India

    When she was just 22, Disha Ravi, co-founder of Fridays for Future in India, had police show up at her home, borrow a pen and paper to write an arrest warrant on the spot, and bundle her onto a plane to fly across the country to a city she'd never been to. Here she explains what happened, how it's still impacting her two years later, and why she'll never let it stop her activism or force her out of India.
    An extended version of this interview will run in partnership with the Heated newsletter next week, as the G20 Summit gets underway in Delhi.
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

AMM MN ,

Essential listening

The climate is the number 1 issue we must solve, and this podcast is essential for understanding the enemies who are blocking real action.

gypsy climber ,

Great information, but…

Great information but I found that they kept repeating voice clips from interviews and made the whole thing just drawn out for unnecessary reasons. I think they cut the episodes to be really short so they can pack as many adds in and then they keep reusing the same interview bits. I love climate science and love fighting big oil but this could have been 3 episodes with much less adds…

Hduwjjwtsuejw ,

Must listen podcast

Love this podcast. Entertaining, informative but also highlights how scary and manipulative the fossil fuel industry is. It’s amazing story telling, but sometimes when you say story you think of fiction but terrifyingly this is all real life.

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