The Sweaty Penguin

The most fun you've ever had while learning environmental issues! Episodes include a comedy monologue and expert interview. Welcome to Antarctica's Hottest Podcast.

Hosted ByEthan Brown

Sometimes, climate change IS a laughing matter. Every week, The Sweaty Penguin cuts through the noise and the doom-and-gloom of the climate conversation with late-night-comedy-style monologues and in-depth conversations with leading global experts on a variety of environmental issues. Through a nonpartisan approach, The Sweaty Penguin makes environmental issues less overwhelming and politicized and more accessible and fun. In partnership with Peril and Promise, a PBS/WNET public media initiative on climate change, The Sweaty Penguin invites you to join the hottest conversation in town.

The Sweaty Penguin is presented by Peril and Promise: a public media initiative from PBS flagship station The WNET Group in New York, reporting on the issues and solutions around climate change. You can learn more at

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All Episodes

61. Chocolate

With special guest Dr. Sophia Carodenuto: Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Victoria.

Bonus: Tinderbees

After some of the latest environmental news updates, Ethan sits down with The Sweaty Penguin’s Researchers Olivia Amitay, Megan Crimmins, and Dain Kim to recap season 3.

60. Rethinking UNEP Reform

With special guest Dr. Maria Ivanova: Associate Professor of Global Governance at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

59. Gentrification

With special guest Dr. Malo Hutson: Dean of the University of Virginia School of Architecture.

58. PFAS

With special guest Dr. Cheryl Murphy: Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Director for the Center for PFAS Research at Michigan State University.

57. Wine

With special guest Dr. Michelle Moyer: Associate Professor of Viticulture and Enology at Washington State University.

Bonus: Scrotum Frogs

After some of the latest environmental news updates, Ethan sits down with Leo Brother and Velina Georgi for a bipartisan conversation on episode 29: “Maple Syrup.”

56. Monsoons

With special guest Dr. Michela Biasutti: Lamont Associate Research Professor of Ocean and Climate Physics at Columbia University.

55. Dugongs

With special guest Dr. Alana Grech: Assistant Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University.