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 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
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.
S1| GenGND Conversation with Nikayla Jefferson
What is it like to spend your whole life in California, only to have the state you love more deeply than anything turn into a hellscape of wildfire?
Meet 23-year-old Sunrise Movement activist and writer Nikayla Jefferson. In this episode, she describes her life growing up in San Diego, experiencing the rise of wildfires, and how she found her voice in activism and writing.
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.
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.
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.
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A great, insightful podcast. The storytelling aspect is what hooked me . I hope in the future there is an episode that breaks down what the green new deal is and what exactly is in it and not in it. This perspective would be helpful in debunking the mystery or fear of it.
I may be a little biased, but this is a fantastic show
Well researched, pulls in a wide range of threads and neatly ties them together. If you want something to listen to that gives you “aha” moments and a new depth on things you previously knew, give this a listen!