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

34. Mangrove Forests

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

33. Plastic Straws

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

Bonus: Neptune Balls

After some of the latest environmental news updates, Ethan sits down with episode 3’s Velina Georgi and Leo Brother for a bipartisan conversation on episode 21: “ADHD.”

32. Artificial Intelligence

With special guest Dr. Peter Dauvergne: Professor of International Relations at the University of British Columbia and author of “AI in the Wild: Sustainability in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.”

31. Landslides

With special guest Dr. Žiga Malek: Assistant Professor in Land Use and Ecosystem Dynamics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

30. International Accountability

With special guest Dr. Susan Park: Professor of Global Governance at the University of Sydney.

29. Maple Syrup

With special guest Dr. Pamela Templer: Professor of Biology at Boston University.

Bonus: Cyclone Simba

A bipartisan conversation on “13. Wild Salmon” with student guests Christian Alberga and Matt Grottkau.

28. Airplanes

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