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

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.

27. Electrification

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

26. Ventilation

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

25. Carbon Neutrality

With Dennis Carlberg, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Earth & Environment and Associate Vice President of University Sustainability at Boston University.

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.

24. Organic and Fair Trade Certifications

With special guest Dr. Graeme Auld: Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University in Canada and author of “Constructing Private Governance: The Rise and Evolution of Forest, Coffee, and Fisheries Certification.”