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

54. Urban Greenspace

With special guest Dr. Harriet Bulkeley: Professor of Geography at Durham University.

53. Succulents

With special guest Dr. Jared Margulies: Assistant Professor of Political Ecology at the University of Alabama.

Extended Cut! Corn with Dr. Natalie Hunt

This week, we bring you a behind the scenes look at the FULL interview from one of our top downloaded episodes: “37. Corn” with Dr. Natalie Hunt

Extended Cut! Brownfields and Superfund Sites with Dr. Lemir Teron

A behind the scenes look at the FULL interview with Dr. Lemir Teron.

Bonus: The Track Is Lava

After some of the latest environmental news updates, Ethan sits down with Leo Brother and Velina Georgi for a bipartisan conversation on episode 33: “Plastic Straws.”

52. Tropical Cyclones

With special guest Dr. Suzana Camargo: Marie Tharp Lamont Research Professor in the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.

51. Investor-State Dispute Settlements

With special guest Dr. Kyla Tienhaara: Canada Research Chair in Economy and Environment at Queen’s University.

50. Sea Turtles

With special guest Dr. Mark Hamann: Associate Professor of Marine Biology at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia.

49. Chicken

With special guest Dr. Zdravka Tzankova: Associate Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University.