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Welcome to The Coolest Show – your weekly dose of conversations that reimagine how Black, Indigenous, and Brown people thrive in our environment. Now in its fourth season, The Coolest Show is about connecting you to brilliant leaders from the culture, grassroots, and politics. Our guests bring their full selves and lived experiences to each episode. The Coolest Show is a safe space to build community based in our humanity. Here we discuss how we fight the racist policies that have led to brutality, pollution and the climate crisis in our communities. If you are looking for ways to fight for Black liberation and fight for climate and environmental justice, this is the show for you. Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% is an award-winning climate justice communications and activism platform, with four divisions, PODCASTS, MUSIC, FILMS, AND ACTIVISM. Learn more, take action, and donate to its non-profit mission at Think100Climate.com. Follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @Think100Climate.

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    • 4.8 • 62 Ratings

Welcome to The Coolest Show – your weekly dose of conversations that reimagine how Black, Indigenous, and Brown people thrive in our environment. Now in its fourth season, The Coolest Show is about connecting you to brilliant leaders from the culture, grassroots, and politics. Our guests bring their full selves and lived experiences to each episode. The Coolest Show is a safe space to build community based in our humanity. Here we discuss how we fight the racist policies that have led to brutality, pollution and the climate crisis in our communities. If you are looking for ways to fight for Black liberation and fight for climate and environmental justice, this is the show for you. Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% is an award-winning climate justice communications and activism platform, with four divisions, PODCASTS, MUSIC, FILMS, AND ACTIVISM. Learn more, take action, and donate to its non-profit mission at Think100Climate.com. Follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @Think100Climate.

    S4 Ep 19: Inflation Reduction Act Roundtable w/ Rhiana Gunn Wright, Dana Johnson, and Bishop Marcia Dinkins

    S4 Ep 19: Inflation Reduction Act Roundtable w/ Rhiana Gunn Wright, Dana Johnson, and Bishop Marcia Dinkins

    On Friday, August 12, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act, sending the bill to President Joe Biden for his signature. There is a lot of nuance around the bill, but to be clear, “the largest piece of climate legislation” does not go far enough to protect Black and Indigenous communities. That said, we understand the need for climate legislation, because if you don’t shape policy, policy will shape you.







    The Coolest Show Producer Tamara Toles O’Laughlin discusses the bill with the Roosevelt Institute’s Director of Climate Policy Rhiana Gunn Wright, WE ACT Senior Director of Strategy and Federal Policy Dana Johnson, and Black Appalachian Coalition Founder Bishop Marcia Dinkins. This week’s special guests go into detail about how we can and must continue fighting for environmental justice.







    The Coolest Show – brought to you by Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% PODCASTS – drops new episodes every Monday on environmental justice and how we solve the climate crisis. Listen and subscribe here or at TheCoolestShow.com! Follow @Think100Climate and @RevYearwood on Instagram, Twitter, and Instagram.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S4 Ep 18: People, Planet, Politics: Inflation Reduction Act

    S4 Ep 18: People, Planet, Politics: Inflation Reduction Act

    On August 7, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act passed in the U.S. Senate and will make its way to the House of Representatives on Friday, August 12th. There is a lot of nuance around the bill, but to be clear, "the largest piece of climate legislation" does not go far enough to protect Black and Indigenous communities. That said, we understand the need for climate legislation, because if you don't shape policy, policy will shape you. The Coolest Show Host Rev Yearwood and Producer Tamara Toles O'Laughlin discuss the bill and how we must continue fighting for environmental justice.







    The Coolest Show – brought to you by Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% PODCASTS – drops new episodes every Monday on environmental justice and how we solve the climate crisis. Listen and subscribe here or at TheCoolestShow.com! Follow @Think100Climate and @RevYearwood on Instagram, Twitter, and Instagram.

    • 13 min
    S4 Ep 17: SCOTUS Roundtable w Sheila Foster, Breya Johnson, & Gerald Torres

    S4 Ep 17: SCOTUS Roundtable w Sheila Foster, Breya Johnson, & Gerald Torres

    Like it or not we are in a political moment and this special conversation interrupts our previously scheduled program to connect climate to the politics that affect whether we win or lose. Our guests are some of the most respected thinkers on issues of environmental justice, human health, indigenous rights, and reproductive health. On this episode of The Coolest Show, Rev Yearwood speaks with Sheila Foster, a Professor of Urban Law and Policy at Georgetown, Gerald Torres, a Professor at Yale School of Environment and Yale Law School, and Breya Johnson, the Deputy Director of Organizing at Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), for a roundtable on the current decisons made by the SCOTUS.







    The Coolest Show – brought to you by Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% PODCASTS – drops new episodes every Monday on environmental justice and how we solve the climate crisis. Listen and subscribe here or at TheCoolestShow.com! Follow @Think100Climate and @RevYearwood on Instagram, Twitter, and Instagram.

    • 59 min
    S4 Ep:16 Geography is Colonial w/ Francisca Rockey

    S4 Ep:16 Geography is Colonial w/ Francisca Rockey

    The study of geography implies that the space we exist in is natural. However, colonialism, capitalism and cisheteropatriarchy have spatially engineered the current world.  Examples of this include borders, limited access to green space, redlining, food apartheids and sacrifice zones. Francisca Rockey, founder of Black Geographers, speaks to Rev Yearwood about the role of geography in politics, how colonial the discipline  is, and allies taking up space.







    Support: https://www.blackgeographers.com/







    The Coolest Show – brought to you by Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% PODCASTS – drops new episodes every Monday on environmental justice and how we solve the climate crisis. Listen and subscribe here or at TheCoolestShow.com! Follow @Think100Climate and @RevYearwood on Instagram, Twitter, and Instagram.

    • 47 min
    S4 Ep:15 Donors of Color Network w/ Abdul Dosunmu & Marion Gee

    S4 Ep:15 Donors of Color Network w/ Abdul Dosunmu & Marion Gee

    The Coolest Show – brought to you by Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% PODCASTS – drops new episodes every Monday on environmental justice and how we solve the climate crisis. Listen and subscribe here or at TheCoolestShow.com! Follow @Think100Climate and @RevYearwood on Instagram, Twitter, and Instagram.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S4 Ep: 14 Big Oil’s Last Lifeline w/ Tizzi Green

    S4 Ep: 14 Big Oil’s Last Lifeline w/ Tizzi Green

     Everyday, the oil, gas and petrochemical industry writes off Black, Brown and Indigenous communities as 'sacrifice zones.' Big Oil’s Last Lifeline is Hip Hop Caucus’ three-part docu-series that takes us to the frontlines of the U.S.’ epicenters for petrochemical production: West Virginia, Houston, and along the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Writer and Director Takia “Tizzi” Green speaks with Rev Yearwood about the production of the films, the importance of Black creators telling their communities’ stories, and her pathway to artistry.







    Watch: https://weshallbreathe.com/films/ 







    The Coolest Show – brought to you by Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% PODCASTS – drops new episodes every Monday on environmental justice and how we solve the climate crisis. Listen and subscribe here or at TheCoolestShow.com! Follow @Think100Climate and @RevYearwood on Instagram, Twitter, and Instagram.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Treesong ,

This podcast lives up to its name

The Coolest Show is one of my favorite podcasts! So many good conversations with an emphasis on powerful Black, Indigenous, and Brown voices. I always learn something and always have a good time listening. Thank you for the amazing podcast!

Peter Jarka-Sellers ,

Great podcast

Really love the guests Rev Yearwood brings on and the conversations he facilitates

ArlieLP ,

A must listen!

This podcast is IT!! The Coolest Show offers incredible perspectives on the most pressing issues facing our planet. I’ve learned so much here, and I genuinely look forward to every episode in my feed. Cannot recommend subscribing enough!

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