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Critical Frequency

A true-crime podcast about climate change. Hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Amy Westervelt and reported by a team of climate journalists, Drilled... more

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What Ecuador's Yasuní Referendum Really Means for Oil, in Yasuní and Beyond

Last year, headlines all over the world proclaimed victory for the environment: finally, after more than a decade of promises,... more

20 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
Introducing: Hazard NYC

Check out the limited-run series Hazard NYC from The City, all about how climate change intersects with Superfund sites in... more

19 Feb 2024 · 2 minutes
Dana R. Fisher on the Past, Present and Future of Climate Protest

In her new book Saving Ourselves, Dana R. Fisher compiles years worth of research on protest in general and climate... more

13 Feb 2024 · 46 minutes
Messy Conversations: Rhiana Gunn-Wright on What the Climate Movement Loses When It Excludes Environmental Justice

Rhiana Gunn-Wright was one of the architects of the Green New Deal, and today works as the climate policy director... more

06 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Department of Homeland Security, the Manufactured "EcoTerrorist" Panic, and Cop City

The U.S. government's definition of what constitutes an "ecoterrorist" has long driven backlash against environmental activists and in recent years... more

31 Jan 2024 · 40 minutes
Meet the UN's First Special Rapporteur on Environmental Defenders

In June 2022, Michel Forst became the first UN Special Rapporteur on Environmental Defenders. In that role he has spent... more

23 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
How UK Courts Became the New Climate Protest Battleground

About a decade after UK courts made history with the first "climate necessity" ruling in history, the UK government has... more

16 Jan 2024 · 33 minutes
What Happened At Bayou Bridge? The Other End of the Dakota Access Pipeline

While protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation garnered international news coverage, at the... more

19 Dec 2023 · 44 minutes
Seven Years Later, an Environmental Impact Statement for the Dakota Access Pipeline

This month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closes the comment period on its draft Environmental Impact Statement for the... more

07 Dec 2023 · 37 minutes
Weaponizing Uncertainty, with Vox's Unexplainable

With everyone arguing—again—about what science tells us the COP28 negotiations should be aiming for if we want to avoid the... more

06 Dec 2023 · 25 minutes
Modern-Day Bead Trading: The Fossil Fuel Industry Meets Indigenous Protest with "Redwashing" and Repression in Canada

As we resume our season focused on the global criminalization of climate protest, reporter Martha Troian brings us to Canada,... more

05 Dec 2023 · 42 minutes
Messy Conversations: Akshat Rathi on Climate Capitalism

Bloomberg's Akshat Rathi joins us to make the case that capitalism can be harnessed in service of addressing the climate... more

22 Nov 2023 · 39 minutes
Abeer Butmeh: Living on the Front Lines of a War and the Climate Crisis, in Palestine

Abeer Butmeh, coordinator of the Palestinian NGOs Network, one of the most important Palestinian environmental organizations, spoke to senior editor... more

14 Nov 2023 · 35 minutes
CBC Podcast Playlist: Straight to the Source

We're bringing you an episode of the CBC's Podcast Playlist today, featuring Drilled! In this episode, host Leah-Simone Brown talks... more

07 Nov 2023 · 55 minutes
Messy Conversations: Magatte Wade, Atlas Network's Center for African Prosperity

We'll be back with the rest of our anti-protest season soon, but in the meantime, welcome to a new Drilled... more

01 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
The Tomato Soup "Controversy"

Globally, climate activism has shifted over the past few years. It’s more constant now and includes more direct action than... more

17 Oct 2023 · 32 minutes
Drilled Recommends: Outrage + Optimism — ‘How to talk about climate change so people will listen’ with John Marshall

Welcome to Outrage + Optimism, where they examine issues at the forefront of the climate crisis, interview change-makers, and transform... more

13 Oct 2023 · 59 minutes
In Brazil, A Tale as Old as Colonization: Why Indigenous Land Defenders Are Particularly Targeted by Extractive Industries

From Ecuador to North Dakota, British Columbia to New Zealand, the backlash against Indigenous-led environmental protest is always particularly harsh,... more

10 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
The Same Australian Think Tanks That Have Pushed Against Climate Policy for Years Say No to Indigenous Rights

Australia's Voice referendum once enjoyed bi-partisan support of more than 60%. But since an aggressive No campaign began in April... more

10 Oct 2023 · 29 minutes
Guyana Update: Gas to Energy for Guyana, or Problem to Profit for Exxon?

A new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) looks at the details of Guyana's planned... more

09 Oct 2023 · 28 minutes
Joanna Smith on "Conspiring Against the United States" with Fingerpaint

In April 2023, Joanna Oltman Smith walked into the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. with fellow activist Tim Martin, and... more

03 Oct 2023 · 49 minutes
Loss Is on the Calendar in Nigeria

From our pals over at Inherited, in today’s episode, Mo Isu looks at one of the reasons climate activists all... more

26 Sep 2023 · 33 minutes
Meet the Shadowy Global Network Vilifying Climate Protestors

It’s no coincidence that the backlash against climate protest looks the same from country to country. Not only is industry... more

19 Sep 2023 · 44 minutes
In Vietnam, Tax Evasion Charges Help Lock Up Climate Activists

President Biden made his first trip to Vietnam as President this week, with the intention of "upgrading" diplomatic relations between... more

11 Sep 2023 · 23 minutes
In Australia, A State-By-State Approach to Criminalizing Climate Protest

Since the 2019 passage of the "Dangerous Attachment Devices" bill in response to anti-coal protests in Queensland, Australia's states have... more

05 Sep 2023 · 29 minutes
The Corporate Push to Criminalize Speech

There's a lot of discourse happening about free speech in the context of "cancel culture" these days, but precious little... more

29 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
Disha Ravi on Becoming the Face of "Radical" Protest in India

When she was just 22, Disha Ravi, co-founder of Fridays for Future in India, had police show up at her... more

29 Aug 2023 · 32 minutes
How the Media Has Helped to Criminalize Climate Protest, with Evlondo Cooper

Media Matters senior researcher Evlondo Cooper put out a fascinating study earlier this month looking at how the media has... more

22 Aug 2023 · 24 minutes
Outside/In: When Protest Is a Crime, Part 1

In the lead-up to our season on the criminalization of protest we're bringing you part 1 of this excellent two-part... more

15 Aug 2023 · 47 minutes
Introducing Our New Season: The Real Free Speech Threat

Around the world, climate and other environmental protestors are being harassed, attacked, and arrested at an alarming rate. Laws are... more

15 Aug 2023 · 3 minutes
How the Media Has Helped to Criminalize Climate Protest, with Evlondo Cooper

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Media Matters senior researcher Evlondo Cooper put out a fascinating study earlier this month looking at how the media has covered climate... more