Hot Take
Hot Take
Critical Frequency
A holistic, irreverent, no-bullshit look at the climate crisis and all the ways we’re talking—and not talking—about it. We take a feminist, race-forward lens to the biggest story of our time. Some people might call it intersectional, we call it honest. Co-hosted by Mary Annaïse Heglar and Amy Westervelt.
Making the Case, with Rhiana Gunn-Wright
On our birthday episode, policy expert Rhiana Gunn-Wright joins to talk about the pernicious narrative that Progressives harmed down-ballot Dem races, and that somehow Progressive values can't win races. Newsletter: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 22
1 hr 20 min
Mitch McConnell's Cold Dead Hands
For our election 2020 recap episode, political consultant Rania Batrice joins us to break down what this means for climate, and Georgia Wright and Julianna Bradley, producers and hosts of the youth climate pod Inherited, join to talk about the youth vote turning out and turning up. Newsletter: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 5
1 hr 4 min
All the Lives in the Balance, with Rachel Ramirez
There’s a lot on the line this week. But we wanted to take a moment ahead of this momentous election to talk about the sides of the climate crisis we don’t often see here in the United States, because it’s happening in the Global South. In this episode, with Rachel Ramirez of Grist, as we waded through the crisis below the equator: all the disasters we don’t hear about, the capitols being moved away from rising seas, and the perilous and deadly work of environmental activists (many of them Indigenous people). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 1
1 hr 8 min
Political Instability = Planetary Instability
TIME magazine energy and environment reporter Justin Worland joins to discuss the many ways climate change and political instability feed and exacerbate each other. Check out our newsletter for links to the stories discussed in today's episode: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 18
1 hr 15 min
The Flyest Debate Ever
A recap of the VP Debate, particularly the climate bits and what everyone got wrong on fracking, with guest commentator Brian Kahn, of Earther! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 8
24 min
Around the Way with Drew Costley
Drew Costley, environment reporter for One Zero, always makes us think he's from the places he's reporting about...which made him the perfect person for a discussion on the loss of local media and what it means for the climate conversation. Sign up for our newsletter to get this week's reading list + bonus features: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 4
1 hr 23 min
Mary and Amy Watched I May Destroy You
We dig into the way the HBO series I May Destroy You deals with climate and race, plus a great new IG show from Zazie Beetz on climate justice, and the issues with Zac Efron's Down to Earth.. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 20
51 min
There's No Climate Justice Without Indigenous Sovereignty, with Rebecca Nagle
We dig into colonialism and Indigenous genocide as the original sin of climate change, why tribal sovereignty is critical to climate action, and much more with intrepid and profound Cherokee reporter Rebecca Nagle. (She’s also the host of the This Land podcast from Crooked Media.)  Sign up for our newsletter: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 6
1 hr 1 min
No Ordinary Pain: Katrina at 15
In this special bonus episode on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we bring you a story Mary told about the story on the Story Collider podcast. Big thanks to them for letting us use this clip! For more on Katrina, Bush, and where both sit on the timeline of the climate crisis, check out this week's newsletter, we've made it free for all: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 29
21 min
Why Is It So Hard to Talk about Climate and Food?
Epicurious editor (and hot cake!) David Tamarkin joins to discuss how the aspirational world of food media has been slow to integrate climate, the machismo-and-meat problem, and how he and others are trying to push the beat forward. Plus, weird food trends! Subscribe to our newsletter: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 23
1 hr 24 min
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