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 pbs.org/perilandpromise.

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All Episodes

23. Old-Growth Forests

With special guest Dr. Michael Dietze: Associate Professor of Earth & Environment at Boston University.

22. Light Pollution

With Dr. Douglas Arion: Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Donald D. Hedberg Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Carthage College.

21. ADHD

With special guest Dr. Luz Claudio: Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and the Chief of the Division of International Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Bonus: Annoying Orange Jr.

A recap of season 1 and preview of season 2 which begins next week with Researchers Olivia, Megan, and Dain and Producers Shannon, Frank, and Caroline.

20. Economic Recovery from Coronavirus

With special guest Dr. Jennifer Allan: Lecturer in International Relations at Cardiff University in Wales.

19. Mercury

With special guest Dr. Noelle Eckley Selin: Associate Professor of Data, Systems, and Society and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

18. Wastewater Treatment Plants

With special guest Dr. Patricia Keen: Visiting Assistant Professor of Energy Management at the New York Institute of Technology, Vancouver Campus.

17. Vanilla

With special guest Dr. Julie Zähringer: Senior Research Scientist in the Centre for Development and Environment at the University of Bern in Switzerland.

Bonus: Queen Methane Emissions

With Sweaty Penguin Researchers Olivia Amitay, Megan Crimmins, and Dain Kim.

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