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.

18. Wastewater Treatment Plants

With special guest Dr. Patricia Keen: Visiting Assistant Professor of Energy Management at the New York Institute of Technology,...

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17. Vanilla

With special guest Dr. Julie Zähringer: Senior Research Scientist in the Centre for Development and Environment at the University...

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Bonus: Queen Methane Emissions

With Sweaty Penguin Researchers Olivia Amitay, Megan Crimmins, and Dain Kim.

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16. Fast Fashion

With special guest Dr. Jennifer Le Zotte: Assistant Professor of U.S. History and Material Culture at the University of...

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15. Pellagra

With special guest Dr. Christopher Conz: Lecturer in African Environmental History at Tufts University.

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Meet the Team

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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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