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The Climate Pod

May 12, 2021

This week, Cass Sunstein joins the show to discuss his new book, Averting Catastrophe: Decision Theory for COVID-19, Climate Change, and Potential Disasters of All Kinds. His book lays out how policymakers can make decisions that avoid our natural biases and result in better outcomes, especially in the face of...


May 5, 2021

This week, Parker Molloy, editor at large at Media Matters For America, joins the show to discuss how recent lies about Biden's climate plans became widespread on conservative media outlets. We discuss the bogus origins of Biden's #Burgergate, how it took hold on Fox News, and why some mainstream media outlets accepted...


Apr 28, 2021

This week, Kate Aronoff, staff writer at The New Republic and author of the new book, Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet- And How We Fight Back, joins the show to discuss neoliberalism’s influence over bad climate policy and how America can combat the climate crisis best by building a more democratic society...


Apr 21, 2021

This week, Rep. Earl Blumenauer joins the show to discuss his new legislation to reinstate superfund taxes and make polluters pay for toxic cleanup. He discusses why eliminating tax breaks are essential to the cleanup of toxic and hazardous waste sites throughout the United States.

Then, Dr. Robbie Shilliam discusses...


Apr 14, 2021

This week, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) talks to us about dark money in politics, the biggest obstacles to passing big, bipartisan climate laws, and what he hopes President Joe Biden can accomplish during this term. 

Then, Maurice Mitchell, National Director of the Working Families Party, joins the show to talk about...