The Sweaty Penguin: Antarctica's Hottest Podcast

Each episode focuses on a specific environmental issue. Our host Ethan delivers a late-night-comedy-style monologue (sort of like John Oliver/Hasan Minhaj), which is a thoroughly-researched introduction to what the issue is, why it’s an issue, to what degree it’s an issue, and what steps (individually or politically) we can take to solve the issue. Then he interviews an expert to learn about their research and hear their perspective. The Sweaty Penguin has covered a wide range of topics from traffic to ADHD to vanilla to fast fashion and interviewed experts around the world. Our goal is to make environmental issues more fun and less politicized, so people of any political ideology or interest level can learn, engage, and find common ground.

25. Carbon Neutrality

With Dennis Carlberg, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Earth & Environment and Associate Vice President of University Sustainability at Boston...

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Bonus: Diners, Drive-Ins, and Yellowstone Hot Springs

A bipartisan conversation on "20. Economic Recovery from Coronavirus" with student guests Christian Alberga and Matt Grottkau.

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24. Organic and Fair Trade Certifications

With special guest Dr. Graeme Auld: Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University in...

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23. Old-Growth Forests

With special guest Dr. Michael Dietze: Associate Professor of Earth & Environment at Boston University.

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22. Light Pollution

With Dr. Douglas Arion: Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Donald D. Hedberg Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at...

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Meet the Team

Blog

Michigan Plans to Pay $600M to Victims of Flint: Settlement to include free shirts, Beanie Babies

The State of Michigan said on August 20th that it had reached a preliminary settlement to pay $600 million to victims of the Flint water crisis. The money would...

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Wow! This Local Hero Just Invited All 27.9 Million People in Jakarta to Crash on His Couch When The City Goes Underwater

Angel on Earth Michael Clark has single handedly saved the entire population of Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.  “Jakarta is buckling due to the increasing extraction of groundwater,...

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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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