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.

Bonus: Baby Boomer Polar Bears

After some of the latest environmental news updates, Ethan sits down with Leo Brother and Velina Georgi for a...

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36. The Great Barrier Reef

With special guest Dr. Michael Kingsford: Distinguished Professor of Marine Biology at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.

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35. Elementary Education

With special guest Kottie Christie-Blick: an Instructor at the University of San Diego and a Climate Education Consultant who...

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34. Mangrove Forests

With special guest Dr. Margaret Awuor Owuor: Lecturer in the School of Environment, Water, and Natural Resources Management at...

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33. Plastic Straws

With special guest Dr. Travis Wagner: Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Southern Maine.

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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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