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.

1. Traffic

With special guests Christian Alberga (Williams College), Matt Grottkau (Washington University), and Dr. Cutler Cleveland: Professor of Earth &...

Read More

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

Hey, Babe, Do You Want Me to Turn the Air Conditioning Off Tonight, Or Leave It On And Emit Hydrofleurocarbons Into the Atmosphere

Babe? Babe, are you up? … Babe? Oh, you were asleep? Oh I’m sorry, no you can go back to bed in one second, I just have a super...

Read More

Consumers Angry to Learn There is No Discount on Gold Deposits in Amazon Rainforest if They Have Amazon Prime

After Brazilian president Michel Temer lifted protections on the 46,000 square kilometer Renca reserve in the Amazon which is predicted to contain gold and other valuable minerals, consumers around...

Read More

Environmental Hero: The Moon Just Flew in Front of the Sun to Cool Off the Planet For a Couple Minutes

WOW! If you thought Superman was a hero, then take a step back because this courageous cosmo just saved the ENTIRE PLANET from looming disaster. That’s right. After seeing...

Read More

Report: Indian Forests Don’t Want New Protections if the Air is Just Gonna Smell Like Car Fumes

Stating regret that the Government of India signed a USD 24.64 million grant agreement with the World Bank to preserve and enhance forests in the states of Chhattisgarh and Madhya...

Read More

Huge Blunder: The U.N. Just Printed Their Anti-Deforestation Plan on Non-Recycled Paper

In what may be the biggest political blunder since the election of King Tut, the United Nations just printed out their anti-deforestation plan on non-recycled pieces of paper. Having...

Read More

Study: Young People Our Best Hope for Conserving Humans

According to a new scientific study published by Boston College students, young people are reported to be the best hope for the conservation of the human species. Citing evidence...

Read More