The Sweaty Penguin: Antarctica's Hottest Podcast

Each episode of The Sweaty Penguin focuses on one specific environmental problem. We welcome two guests with minimal prior knowledge of the problem, one more conservative and one more liberal. After a late-night-comedy-style monologue explaining the problem and various possible solutions, the host and guests interview a professional with expertise in that particular problem and then have a conversation where the guests form first impressions. In each episode, we aim to find common ground, both on what the problem is and some strategies to solve it.

13. Wild Salmon

With special guest Dr. Syma Ebbin: Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Connecticut Sea Grant Research Coordinator...

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Bonus: Chariot of Chameleons

With Sweaty Penguin Researcher Olivia Amitay and Producers Frank Hernandez and Caroline Koehl.

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12. Rethinking Climate Change

With special guest Dr. Adil Najam: Inaugural Dean of the Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies and co-author...

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11. Gypsy Moths

With special guest Dr. Valerie Pasquarella: Earth & Environment Research Professor at Boston University.

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10. United Nations Environment Programme

With special guest Dr. Henrik Selin: Associate Dean of Studies and Professor of International Relations at the Boston University...

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Meet the Team

The Sweaty Penguin is run by four Boston University students with a mix of environmental experience and communications experience. We aim to share environmental issues in an understandable, fun way!

ETHAN
BROWN

Host and Executive Producer

Majors: Environmental Analysis & Policy and Film & Television

Hometown: Bethel, CT

Favorite Penguin: Hugsy, Joey’s bedtime penguin pal in Friends

CAROLINE
KOEHL

Content Producer

Majors: Environmental Analysis & Policy and International Relations

Hometown: Orono, MN

Favorite Penguin: Pablo from The Backyardigans

FRANK
HERNANDEZ

Technical Producer

Major: Journalism

Hometown: Caguas, Puerto Rico

Favorite Penguin: Adélie penguins

SHANNON
DAMIANO

Graphics and Social Media

Major: Journalism

Hometown: Spring Lake Heights, NJ

Favorite Penguin: A little tiny baby one

Blog

Wild Salmon Launch Their Own Airline

North America’s wild salmon have joined forces to launch their own airline to assist with the crossing of dams. One of the trailblazers of the airline, Salmon Pete the...

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The Sweaty Penguin’s Guide to Procrastinating on Climate Change

Adulting is hard. All of us are guilty of putting off completing a not-so-fun task, no matter how important it is. Here are some fresh tips on how to...

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The Sweaty Penguin’s Earthquake Survival Guide

As we learned in the Earthquake episode, we need to be prepared for natural disasters as much as we can. Here are a few must-haves that we at the...

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Pop Rocks Replacing Lanthanum With Tellurium, Dropping Rare Earths Use By 20%

In a win for environmentalists and rare earth mineral miners, Pop Rocks announced it would no longer use the metal lanthanum in its products, reducing their use of rare...

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Scientists Feed Cows Gas-X, Global Temperature Drops Three Degrees

Last week, American scientists mixed Gas-X tablets in cattle feed. As a result, the global temperature has dropped a whopping three degrees since. “Livestock accounts for around 14 to...

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Which Penguin Species Are You?

There are penguin species in all different parts of the world, and now, it’s time to find out which one you are!  

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