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.

28. Airplanes

With special guest Dr. Kevin Lane, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at Boston University.

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27. Electrification

With special guest Dr. Peter Fox-Penner: Founder and Director of the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy and Professor...

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26. Ventilation

With special guest Dr. Michael Gevelber: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University.

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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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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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Health Win: FritoLay Unveils Baked Lead Paint Chips With 50% Less Lead Than the Original Variety

FRITOLAY HQ—In an unprecedented move that has flipped the entire chip industry on its side, FritoLay announced that they would begin baking lead paint chips as opposed to deep-frying...

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Nature Is Healing: Yosemite’s Wild Motorcycle Population Returns

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK—Amidst a mountain of sad news sharing the struggle to conserve endangered animals, this story can give us all hope. In Yosemite National Park in California, researchers...

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Inspiring: These Penguins Celebrated Earth Day By Carpooling to Their Jobs

Get ready for a story that will melt your heart and the polar ice caps! In honor of Earth Day, these penguins decided to save energy by carpooling to...

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U.S. Dept of Energy Calls Planet Literally on Fire “Freedom Planet”

WASHINGTON DC—Following last week’s news release where the United States Department of Energy referred to natural gas as “freedom gas,” the department doubled down when they referred to the...

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