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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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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
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
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
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
Joanna Smith on "Conspiring Against the United States" with Fingerpaint