Hot & Bothered: A Dissent Climate Podcast

15 EpisodesProduced by DissentWebsite

A podcast on climate politics for the 99%, brought to you by Dissent magazine.

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Hot & Bothered Podcast: What the Climate Doomsayers Get Wrong

October 23rd, 2018


Facing a deluge of doom-and-gloom reporting on the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Kate and Daniel get together to put things in perspective—and, along the way, manage to find …

What Does Climate Migration Really Look Like?

December 14th, 2017


This is part two of a three-part collaboration between Hot & Bothered and Cited, an award-winning documentary radio show out of the University of …

Why Environmentalism Needs Class Politics

November 17th, 2017


We know—it’s been a long, hot summer without us, but the Hot & Bothered team is dipping its toes back in the rising waters of international …

Hot & Bothered Podcast #11: A Just Transition for New York State? With Franchelle Hart

February 15th, 2017


We’re just under one month into the Trump regime and prospects for curbing climate change feel bleak. ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson has been confirmed as Secretary of State, the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines …

Hot & Bothered Podcast #10: Into the Abyss

January 20th, 2017


With Donald Trump at the White House doorstep, we do something different this month. The show features four brief interviews with leaders from across the climate movement on how they’re interpreting this unique …

Hot & Bothered Podcast #9: A Holiday Gift for Climate Wonks, with Kevin Ummel

December 21st, 2016


Daniel’s map for “Carboniferous” in “Nonstop Metropolis: A New York Atlas” by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro (University of California …

Hot & Bothered Podcast #8: Why Climate Justice Means Racial Justice, with Dawn Phillips

December 12th, 2016


In the eighth episode of Hot & Bothered, we get two perspectives on the crucial links between racial justice and climate justice. First, Kate travels to Standing Rock to talk to Native organizers there about their …

Hot & Bothered Podcast #7: What Trump’s Victory Means for the Climate Movement

November 13th, 2016


Hot & Bothered #7 is a little different. The national election this past Tuesday was a $#$#*(@ disaster. Donald Trump will be president of the United States. We did not expect this. We did not plan for this. But the …

Hot & Bothered Podcast #6: Taking Back Power, with James Angel

November 5th, 2016


In the sixth episode of Hot & Bothered, we take a break from biting our nails over November 8 to look abroad—and ahead—at what the climate …

Hot & Bothered Podcast #5: Time for a Green New Deal, with Robert Pollin

October 13th, 2016


It’s Episode 5 of Hot & Bothered and all around us, the bad climate news is falling like hard rain from the hot, damp air of a warming world. Long story short: time is getting uncomfortably tight. But it’s still far …

Hot & Bothered Podcast #4: Resisting Oil in the Niger Delta, with Ken Henshaw

August 17th, 2016


In the fourth episode of Hot & Bothered, co-host Kate Aronoff talks to leading Nigerian climate activist Ken Henshaw about fossil fuel resistance in Africa’s largest oil-producing region. Communities in the Niger …

Hot & Bothered Podcast #3: How Tipping Points Actually Work—And Why It’s Not Over Yet, with Michael Mann

July 13th, 2016


In the third episode of Hot & Bothered, co-host Daniel Aldana Cohen has an extended conversation with leading climate scientist Michael Mann about what “runaway” climate change, feedback mechanisms, and tipping …

Hot & Bothered Podcast #2: System Change on a Deadline, with Naomi Klein

June 2nd, 2016


In the second episode of Hot & Bothered, we have an extended conversation with Naomi Klein—author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate—about the struggle to build …

Hot & Bothered Podcast #1: Breaking Free from Fossil Fuels, with Bill McKibben and Tara Houska

May 19th, 2016

In the inaugural episode of Hot & Bothered, we tackle the growing fight against fossil fuel extraction. What are the latest developments in this escalating movement? Is fracking even worse than we thought? How are …

Hot & Bothered Pilot Episode: After Paris, What’s Next?

January 13th, 2016

For six years, governments and environmentalists the world over steeled themselves for the 21st Conference of Parties in Paris, the landmark UN climate talks tasked with setting humanity on the path toward a low-carbon …

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