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60 minutes | 5 days ago
Two Sides to Every Story?
Lewis Wallace, journalist and author of the book The View from somewhere, and the podcast by the same name, joins us to talk about one of our least favorite conventions in journalism: both sidesism. Check out more from Lewis, including his book, podcast, speaking events and trainings: https://www.lewispants.com/Subscribe to our newsletter: https://realhottake.substack.com/subscribe
84 minutes | 19 days ago
Blood for Oil, with Antonia Juhasz
Investigative journalist Antonia Juhasz joins us to talk about all the many ways oil, war, and climate change intersect. Read more: https://antoniajuhasz.net/article/light-sweet-crude-a-former-us-ambassador-peddles-influence-in-afghanistan/https://antoniajuhasz.net/article/the-new-war-for-afghanistans-untapped-oil/https://antoniajuhasz.net/article/why-rex-tillerson-could-be-americas-most-dangerous-secretary-of-state/Subscribe to our newsletter: http://realhottake.substack.com/subscribe
57 minutes | a month ago
No Better Time for Climate Reparations, with Tamara Toles O'Laughlin
The term climate reparations first came into the global climate conversation back in 2009. It disappeared for a while but has re-emerged in the past year or two. Environmental activist, organizer, lawyer, and all-around climate expert Tamara Toles O'Laughlin joins us to talk about where this idea came from, why it disappeared, and why it's back...hopefully to stay.Further reading:Maxine Burkett's original paper on climate reparations: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1539726"Climate Rage," by Naomi Klein in Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/climate-rage-193377/"No Money Down," by Jean Friedman-Rudovsky in Earth Island Journal https://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/magazine/entry/no_money_down/Four "The Case for Reparations" articles from recent history: Foreign Policy: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/10/10/case-for-climate-reparations-crisis-migration-refugees-inequality/ Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: https://thebulletin.org/2020/11/the-case-for-climate-reparations/ Sierra: https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2018-3-may-june/feature/the-case-for-climate-reparations Mother Jones: https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2020/11/the-case-for-climate-reparations/
95 minutes | 2 months ago
2020: The Shitshow
In our 2020 year-in-review episode, Mary and Amy talk about how Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter protests impacted climate coverage, how the media dealt with record-setting fires and hurricanes, the beauty that was greentrolling taking off this year, and what where we hope to see the climate story go in 2021.
41 minutes | 2 months ago
The story behind our newsletter, and a look at some of our favorite pieces from our first year.
79 minutes | 3 months ago
Making the Case, with Rhiana Gunn-Wright
On our birthday episode, policy expert Rhiana Gunn-Wright joins to talk about the pernicious narrative that Progressives harmed down-ballot Dem races, and that somehow Progressive values can't win races.Newsletter: https://realhottake.substack.com/subscribe
65 minutes | 4 months ago
Mitch McConnell's Cold Dead Hands
For our election 2020 recap episode, political consultant Rania Batrice joins us to break down what this means for climate, and Georgia Wright and Julianna Bradley, producers and hosts of the youth climate pod Inherited, join to talk about the youth vote turning out and turning up.Newsletter: https://realhottake.substack.com/subscribe
70 minutes | 4 months ago
All the Lives in the Balance, with Rachel Ramirez
There’s a lot on the line this week. But we wanted to take a moment ahead of this momentous election to talk about the sides of the climate crisis we don’t often see here in the United States, because it’s happening in the Global South. In this episode, with Rachel Ramirez of Grist, as we waded through the crisis below the equator: all the disasters we don’t hear about, the capitols being moved away from rising seas, and the perilous and deadly work of environmental activists (many of them Indigenous people).
77 minutes | 4 months ago
Political Instability = Planetary Instability
TIME magazine energy and environment reporter Justin Worland joins to discuss the many ways climate change and political instability feed and exacerbate each other. Check out our newsletter for links to the stories discussed in today's episode: https://realhottake.substack.com/subscribe
24 minutes | 5 months ago
The Flyest Debate Ever
A recap of the VP Debate, particularly the climate bits and what everyone got wrong on fracking, with guest commentator Brian Kahn, of Earther!
84 minutes | 5 months ago
Around the Way with Drew Costley
Drew Costley, environment reporter for One Zero, always makes us think he's from the places he's reporting about...which made him the perfect person for a discussion on the loss of local media and what it means for the climate conversation.Sign up for our newsletter to get this week's reading list + bonus features: https://realhottake.substack.com/subscribe
52 minutes | 5 months ago
Mary and Amy Watched I May Destroy You
We dig into the way the HBO series I May Destroy You deals with climate and race, plus a great new IG show from Zazie Beetz on climate justice, and the issues with Zac Efron's Down to Earth..
61 minutes | 6 months ago
There's No Climate Justice Without Indigenous Sovereignty, with Rebecca Nagle
We dig into colonialism and Indigenous genocide as the original sin of climate change, why tribal sovereignty is critical to climate action, and much more with intrepid and profound Cherokee reporter Rebecca Nagle. (She’s also the host of the This Land podcast from Crooked Media.) Sign up for our newsletter: https://realhottake.substack.com/subscribe
20 minutes | 6 months ago
No Ordinary Pain: Katrina at 15
In this special bonus episode on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we bring you a story Mary told about the story on the Story Collider podcast. Big thanks to them for letting us use this clip! For more on Katrina, Bush, and where both sit on the timeline of the climate crisis, check out this week's newsletter, we've made it free for all: https://realhottake.substack.com/
83 minutes | 6 months ago
Why Is It So Hard to Talk about Climate and Food?
Epicurious editor (and hot cake!) David Tamarkin joins to discuss how the aspirational world of food media has been slow to integrate climate, the machismo-and-meat problem, and how he and others are trying to push the beat forward. Plus, weird food trends!Subscribe to our newsletter: https://realhottake.substack.com/subscribe
78 minutes | 7 months ago
Hate to Say We Told You So, with Brian Kahn
Climate disasters are piling on top of the pandemic and ongoing nationwide civil rights protests, but you wouldn't necessarily know it from reading or watching the news. Brian Kahn, managing editor at Earther, joins us to talk about why so many outlets have a hard time applying a climate lens to stories that aren't about emissions or weather, the storytelling talents of climate deniers, and the need to undo decades worth of bad climate coverage that prioritized the appearance of objectivity over the truth.Follow Brian and his team: @blkahn, @yessfun, @dharnanoorSubscribe to our newsletter for bonus segments & original writing: https://realhottake.substack.com/Articles discussed:This Is What Climate Change Looks Like in an Era of Covid-19 The surprising reasons why people ignore the facts about climate changeThe curse of ‘both-sidesism’: How climate denial skewed media coverage for 30 yearsTwo Tropical Cyclones Could Make US Landfall This WeekendCorporate TV news needs to break its cycle of shallow coverage of extreme weatherCorporate broadcast TV news fails to connect extreme heat to climate, COVID-19, or racial injusticeClimate Science Has a Blind Spot When it Comes to Heat Waves in Southern AfricaThe World’s Largest Tropical Wetland Is on Fire As Climate Change Burns Arizona, State Has More Imprisoned Firefighters Than EmployeesAccepting Death by Coronavirus or Climate Crisis Is Not an OptionTrump's Racist Coronavirus Response Foreshadows Injustice to ComeHow The Fossil Fuel Industry Funds The Police Big Oil <3 PoliceJocelyn Timperley's newsletter Climate Correspondent
70 minutes | 7 months ago
Climate Bois Club, with Kate Aronoff
The New Republic's Kate Aronoff joins us to talk about the difference between political reporting and climate reporting, the link between fossil fuel divestment and defunding the police, and of course all the various types of climate bois.Subscribe to our newsletter for bonus content! https://realhottake.substack.com/subscribe
26 minutes | 7 months ago
Mary and Amy Watched The Politician
The entire second season of Netflix series The Politician revolves around the issue of climate change and, despite a couple of big fails on the subject of race, it’s actually good. We dig into it in this coffee break episode.Bonus segment for subscribers includes a look at why Handmaid's Tale fails as an ecofascist cautionary tale, and a surprising revelation from Amy. Sign up here: https://realhottake.substack.com/subscribe
72 minutes | 8 months ago
Media in Meltdown and Climate in Crisis, with Kendra Pierre-Louis
The media is having a Me Too moment for journalists of color amid national protests against policy brutality and systemic, all against a backdrop of a climate emergency. NYT climate reporter-turned Gimlet podcaster Kendra Pierre-Louis joins us to talk about all of this and more. Plus: dad jokes, mayo edition!Subscribe for a bonus segment in which we talk about that crazy CBS "Karen" story, why it's so hard for national media outlets to criticize themselves, and why a certain Hot Take co-host doesn't know how to drive. https://realhottake.substack.com/subscribe
3 minutes | 8 months ago
S2 Coming soon!
We're so excited to bring you Season 2 in July! We'll have new guests, a new format, and the usual combination of media criticism, climate trends, f-bombs and dad jokes. See you soon!
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