117 episodes

The Climate Pod is a wide-ranging conversation with leading experts on the politics, economics, activism, culture, science, and social justice issues at the heart of the climate crisis. Hear from guests like Bill Nye, Dr. Robert Bullard, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Ted Danson, Dr. Michael Mann, Rainn Wilson, Dr. Stephanie Kelton, Dr. Mark Hyman, Felix Salmon, Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, Scott Kelly, Tom Steyer, and many more. Hosted by brothers Ty and Brock Benefiel.

The Climate Pod The Climate Pod

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    • 4.8 • 85 Ratings

The Climate Pod is a wide-ranging conversation with leading experts on the politics, economics, activism, culture, science, and social justice issues at the heart of the climate crisis. Hear from guests like Bill Nye, Dr. Robert Bullard, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Ted Danson, Dr. Michael Mann, Rainn Wilson, Dr. Stephanie Kelton, Dr. Mark Hyman, Felix Salmon, Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, Scott Kelly, Tom Steyer, and many more. Hosted by brothers Ty and Brock Benefiel.

    Stopping Pipelines (w/ Dallas Goldtooth and Jane Kleeb)

    Stopping Pipelines (w/ Dallas Goldtooth and Jane Kleeb)

    Dallas Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network and Jane Kleeb, author of Harvest The Vote, Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party, and President of Bold Nebraska, talk about the big news on the Keystone XL pipeline and the latest developments as water protectors in Minnesota bring more attention to the construction of the Line 3 pipeline. They explain how to continue to fight against pipelines, what President Biden needs to do now, and what's at stake as organizers keep up the pressure.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Why Post Growth Economics Is Key to Sustainable Progress (w/ Tim Jackson)

    Why Post Growth Economics Is Key to Sustainable Progress (w/ Tim Jackson)

    This week, Tim Jackson joins the podcast to discuss his new book, Post Growth: Life after Capitalism. He discusses how we reshape our economy to truly value the aspects of our society that create real prosperity. Tim Jackson is the Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity and Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey in the UK. His previous book, 'Prosperity without Growth', was a Financial Times book of the year and UnHerd’s book of the decade! 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Alex Steffen On The Climate Conversation Necessary Snap Forward | Evlondo Cooper On Environmental Justice In Broadcast TV Coverage

    Alex Steffen On The Climate Conversation Necessary Snap Forward | Evlondo Cooper On Environmental Justice In Broadcast TV Coverage

    Alex Steffen talks about his new newsletter, podcast, and book project called The Snap Forward. He discusses our current discontinuity with the planetary crisis and how we change the conversation on climate. 

    Then, Evlondo Cooper, senior writer with the climate and energy program at Media Matters, discusses his new report, "How broadcast TV news covered environmental justice over the past four years." He explains where broadcast news fails on environmental justice issues.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Naomi Oreskes On Exxon's Decades-Long Doubt Campaign And Big Oil's Bad Week

    Naomi Oreskes On Exxon's Decades-Long Doubt Campaign And Big Oil's Bad Week

    Last week, we saw massive news break for some of the world's biggest fossil fuel companies. ExxonMobil was one of the companies that received backlash for climate inaction and our guest this week, Dr. Naomi Oreskes, has been following the company for a long time. Her recent paper with Dr. Geoffrey Supran, “Rhetoric and frame analysis of ExxonMobil’s climate change communications” looks at the company's decades-long campaign to sow climate doubt. We discuss their findings and last week's news.

    • 1 hr
    How Do We Live With Hotter 'Climate Normals'? (w/ Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Kathy Baughman McLeod, and Dr. Laurence S. Kalkstein)

    How Do We Live With Hotter 'Climate Normals'? (w/ Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Kathy Baughman McLeod, and Dr. Laurence S. Kalkstein)

    Recently, NOAA released their new U.S. Climate Normals map. Three expert guests join us to discuss its implications. Kathy Baughman McLeod is the Senior Vice President and Director of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center at the Atlantic Council. Dr. Laurence S. Kalkstein is the President of Applied Climatologists, Inc. Dr. Aaron Bernstein is the Interim Director of The Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

    • 59 min
    Preventing Pandemics In A Time Of Science Denial And Climate Change (w/ Dr. Peter J. Hotez)

    Preventing Pandemics In A Time Of Science Denial And Climate Change (w/ Dr. Peter J. Hotez)

    How do we prevent future pandemics? Dr. Peter J. Hotez has been working tirelessly to answer that question - in addition to leading efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and explain crucial details about the current pandemic to the public. In his new book, Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Diplomacy in a Time of Anti-science , Dr. Hotez explains the biggest drivers behind the spread of disease, including climate change, extreme poverty, and widespread science denial. He joins the show this week.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Hayes Lafayette ,

Breadth is Key

I have found this podcast to be very informative and helpful. I would attribute this belief to the breadth of the guests interviewed. Though the variety of guests keeps this podcast from having a deep focus on a niche topic, it allows the listeners to get a wholistic view of the issues surrounding climate change.

andreat99 ,

Very informative and fun podcast!

I look forward to this podcast all the time!

Darren Zal ,

One of the best climate podcasts

This podcast does a great job of covering the latest news and issues around climate change.
The hosts are engaging and have a sense of humor. The guests are top tier.

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