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A bipartisan podcast on energy and environmental politics in America. Presented by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. Political Climate goes beyond the echo chambers to bring you civil conversations, fierce debates and insider perspectives, with hosts and guests from across the political spectrum. Join Democrat and Republican energy experts Brandon Hurlbut and Shane Skelton, along with Greentech Media's Julia Pyper, as we explore how energy and environment policies get made.

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A bipartisan podcast on energy and environmental politics in America. Presented by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. Political Climate goes beyond the echo chambers to bring you civil conversations, fierce debates and insider perspectives, with hosts and guests from across the political spectrum. Join Democrat and Republican energy experts Brandon Hurlbut and Shane Skelton, along with Greentech Media's Julia Pyper, as we explore how energy and environment policies get made.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

isurusen ,

Much needed dialogue

In the age of tribalism and partisan cacophony, this show is a breath of fresh air delving into how differences in values leads us towards different policies. But more perhaps importantly, how we can see the best in the other side and bring about bipartisan solutions to the most challenging problems of today.

My biggest complaint is that the show-runners seem to miss how Carbon Dividends changes the whole climate debate by reframing the solution from a burden to benefit for a vast majority of people (7/10 households, per a Treasury Dept study). It would be great if you delved deeper into this idea from various angles, especially since it’s universal property been described as a ‘libertarian socialist’ idea.

123pasha321 ,

Love the show, but…

I love your show!

I have to say that I was a little annoyed at Shane on the last episode. He doesn’t seem to understand a simple cause and effect. Children are angry and striking because those in power - especially Republicans but Democrats too (take NJ Governor Phil Murphy as an example) - are doing far too little to address climate change. The children shouldn’t be bitterly blamed, the cause of their anger should be addressed - adults are mortgaging their future. His comments (especially at the beginning of the episode) evoked my memories of those in the South who rejected the claims of civil rights leaders, and I think he will be ashamed of his comments in the future, as underneath it all it is clear that he is a thoughtful person.

Alliebomba ,

Lacking female and POC perspective

I really wanted to like this podcast and stuck with it for the first season and then some...but without more of an intentional effort to incorporate female and POC perspectives, Political Climate is inevitably stuck in its own status quo echo chamber.

Pyper-you don’t need these guys...

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