30 episodes

A new generation has pushed the climate crisis to the center of American politics. Generation Green New Deal tells the story of this youth movement: who they are, what they’ve accomplished so far, and where they go from here. Hosted by filmmaker Sam Eilertsen.

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    • 3.9 • 418 Ratings

A new generation has pushed the climate crisis to the center of American politics. Generation Green New Deal tells the story of this youth movement: who they are, what they’ve accomplished so far, and where they go from here. Hosted by filmmaker Sam Eilertsen.

    S1 Ep1 | The Pelosi Sit-In

    S1 Ep1 | The Pelosi Sit-In

    In the past two years, climate change has gone from the backburner to the center stage. Why? It all started with a protest in Nancy Pelosi’s office in 2018. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez teamed up with a then-obscure youth activist group called Sunrise Movement to launch the fight for a Green New Deal. It took a lot of planning, courage, and also luck to make it happen, and we’re bringing you the inside story. 
    Featuring Varshini Prakash and Sarah Duckett of Sunrise Movement and Waleed Shahid of Justice Democrats.

    Support GenGND: https://www.patreon.com/generationgnd

    • 35 min
    S1 Ep2 | Why Join a Movement?

    S1 Ep2 | Why Join a Movement?

    What motivates young people to dedicate their lives to climate activism? Fear of the future under climate change is one motivation… Another is the opportunity to build a better future under the Green New Deal. 

    Featuring Varshini Prakash and Alex O’Keefe of Sunrise Movement, and three of the young activists who had a viral confrontation with Senator Dianne Feinstein in early 2019.

    Support GenGND: https://www.patreon.com/generationgnd

    • 36 min
    S1 Ep3 | The AOC Effect

    S1 Ep3 | The AOC Effect

    In 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, and the Green New Deal became her signature policy. But how did a bartender end up defeating a powerful incumbent? Meet the group of former Bernie Sanders campaign volunteers who decided to shake up Congress, and recruited AOC and the #Squad to run for office. 
    Featuring Alexandra Rojas and Waleed Shahid of Justice Democrats, and former chief of staff to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Saikat Chakrabarti. 

    Support GenGND: https://www.patreon.com/generationgnd

    • 33 min
    S1 Ep4 | Where Have the Adults Been?

    S1 Ep4 | Where Have the Adults Been?

    Amy Westervelt of the DrillIed podcast co-hosts this episode as we delve into the question of why it's taken so much time, and a movement led by teenagers and 20-somethings, to push politicians to get serious about climate action.
    Featuring bestselling authors Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben.

    Support GenGND: https://www.patreon.com/generationgnd

    • 35 min
    S1 Ep5 | Detroit, Engine of the Green New Deal

    S1 Ep5 | Detroit, Engine of the Green New Deal

    Detroit is a microcosm of many of the issues the Green New Deal is trying to solve: it’s faced flooding and extreme weather and has suffered severe consequences of pollution, environmental racism, deindustrialization, and austerity. In the Green New Deal, many community activists in Detroit saw hope. 
    Featuring Detroit activist Theresa Landrum and former Detroit health commissioner Abdul El-Sayed

    Support GenGND: https://www.patreon.com/generationgnd

    • 33 min
    S1 Ep6 | Joe Biden and The Green New Deal

    S1 Ep6 | Joe Biden and The Green New Deal

    The 2020 Presidential Election Campaign has been unprecedented in a number of ways -- including how much it has been driven by the climate crisis. A look at how the Green New Deal has shaped this election and how the climate movement has pushed Joe Biden, who is running as a pragmatist, to adopt an ambitious, even visionary climate plan.
    Featuring Sunrise Movement’s Alex O’Keefe and Varshini Prakash, Saikat Chakrabati of Building the Dream, VOX’s David Roberts, and Joe Biden’s Director of Climate Outreach David Kieve 

    Support GenGND: https://www.patreon.com/generationgnd
    Read Joe Biden’s Climate Plan: https://joebiden.com/climate-plan/
    Join The ‘Biden Climate Voters’ Group: https://joebiden.com/climate-voters/
    Mobilize Voters with Sunrise Movement: https://www.mobilize.us/sunrise/

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
418 Ratings

418 Ratings

Ahoog69 ,

Good Overall

Very informative, though I would like to see the format move a little more away from socially-oriented conversations exploring historical impacts and identity issues, and more toward scientific data and practical solutions.

defendHERatallcosts ,

“Which side are you on” will be playing in your head all day long

This is a fantastic podcast. I started listening after an environmentalist I follow put in a plug for it. I didn’t truly understand what the Green New Deal consisted of, let alone it’s origins. I have to admit hearing The Sunrise Movement and AOC speak in the first episode was largely moving/emotional for me as I’ve been a part of trying to implement more green practices/sustainability in the South (and have faced tons of pushback). There’s something about a grassroots movement and seeing people who are truly passionate about changing such a pressing issue that is incredibly inspiring. I’ve gained a new perspective on the individual consumer’s role in mitigating climate change. I like the phrase “we can’t metal straw our way out of this,” and this podcast does a great job of explaining large corporation’s stronghold over climate change and how the pressure to change needs to be put on them at a legislative level. Whoever wrote the 1 star review seems like a climate denier, to say you became “less intelligent” from listening is actually a laughable statement. That person must not understand history or care to grasp the reality of the climate disaster we’re quickly approaching. Thank you all at Generation GND for this amazing podcast!!

Destintenemaza ,

The best

Bruh.

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