Big Oil Fighting Divestment + Sneak Preview of S5!
That Ohio Utility Corruption Scandal, with Leah...
A Proposed Fossil Fuel Ad Ban in The Netherlands
Pioneering Fracking Company Chesapeake Energy G...
Minnesota and D.C. File Climate Fraud Suits
Big Oil's Multi-Billion-Dollar Blind Spot
Yes, It's Still Time to Talk About Climate (fro...
Naomi Klein and How the Shock Doctrine Applies ...
What Shell Knew: A Surprising Report from The N...
No, Climate Action Will Not Be "Just Like Quara...
The Climate Deniers Have Lost Their King, and S...
The U.S. Government Has Been Rubber-Stamping Ne...
Old and Wrong: Leah Stokes on the Many Flaws of...
Earth Day in Louisiana: A Petro-state Fights Back
Computer-Aided Destruction: Art, Autodesk, and ...
How Big Oil Is Using the Pandemic to Push More ...
In Colorado, Seniors Held Hostage by Fracking
New Research Shows Fossil Fuels Are Not As Esse...
Amid the Pandemic Free-for-All, Unlit Flares at...
Reporter Justin Mikulka on Why ExxonMobil and C...
There Will Be Fraud: How the Coronavirus Pandem...
Special Episode—Hot Take: Seeing Climate Throug...
S3, Ep 9: Jay Rosen and Nicholas Johnson on Wha...
S3, Ep 8: Meet the Harrisons
S3, Ep 7: John Hill and the Tobacco-Oil-Plastic...
S3, Ep 6: Manipulating the Masses and Predictin...
We Interrupt This Podcast for New Research + Em...
S3, Ep 5: Oil Slick, Part 2—False Equivalence a...
S3, Ep 4: Oil Slick, Part 1—The Rise of the Cor...
Herb Schmertz and the rise of corporate personhood
S3, Ep 3: Psychological Warfare, Astroturfing, ...
S3, Ep 2: The Oil-Nazi-Propaganda Triangle
S3, Ep 1: The Father of Public Relations
S3: The Mad Men of Climate Denial
Youth Climate Suits and Inter-generational Inju...
Recap: ExxonMobil's New York Fraud Trial
New York's fraud trial against ExxonMobil closed November 7th. Reporter Emily Gertz and Union of Concerned Scientist's Kathy Mulvey watched it closely and bring us their takes on this trial and Exxon's next fraud trial, in Massachusetts.
Fake Reporters and #FakeNews: How Fossil Fuel C...
A look at how those fossil fuel-backed deception campaigns are continuing today, behind a couple layers of energy industry organizations, alliances, and "news" sites. Documentation: Western Energy Alliance 990, showing global oil execs on its...
Big Oil Is Ramping Up PR Spend and Oil Production
S2E6: Facing Extinction
S2E5 David vs. Goliath
As the first industry to sue Big Oil, the West Coast crab fishery is likely to meet an even tougher fight than the states, counties, and cities trying to hold the fossil fuel industry accountable. Oil companies are arguing a First Amendment defense...
S2E4 Taking Big Oil to Court
As the crabbers' lawsuit against the world's 30 largest fossil fuel producers is filed, we take a look at the evidence, and what exactly sent crabbers—particularly more conservative ones—to court.
S2E3: Two Lawsuits at Once, Both Driven by Clim...
Now facing annual closures due to climate change, crabbers learn some new information that spurs them to become the first industry to sue Big Oil.
S2E2: A Late Season and a Shaky Future
As the 2015 delay wears on, and holiday markets come and go, crabbers are getting desperate. Some are forced out of business, others worry that this is the new normal.
S2E1: A Crisis, a Cover-Up, and a Community on ...
Coming Soon: Hot Water, a New Drilled Series
In 2015 a warm water "blob," the result of both warming oceans and shifting wind patterns, wreaked havoc on West Coast fishing communities. Three years into a new reality in which climate change has shifted the marine food web, fishermen are fighting...
Big Oil's New Story: The First Amendment Covers...
In a batch of aggressive countersuits, Exxon is accusing the counties, cities, and states of conspiring to quash its First Amendment rights to political speech. It's an idea with a long and twisting history that we dig into in this episode. ...
Winning the War
Fossil fuel industry influence campaigns ensured that we lost a critical 30 years not taking action on climate change. But all is not lost. The technology to address climate change exists, and if there's one thing history teaches us about America it's...
Campaigns So Successful They've Landed in Court
The fossil fuel industry's decades-long information war was so successful that even though oil companies themselves began publicly accepting climate science years ago, the public remains skeptical. Fewer Americans believe in the need to act on climate...
The First Step to Influencing Policy: Setting R...
If you unravel climate policy back to its origins, eventually you get to academic research. Although oil companies dramatically reduced their own scientific research on climate in the 1990s, by the early 2000s they began funding research centers at...
Aggressive Think Tanks, Shouty Pundits, and a N...
To make media manipulation and lobbying truly effective, oil companies and their public relations firms also had to shift the culture, influencing everything from civil discourse to how religious groups viewed the issue of climate change.
Exploiting Scientists' Kryptonite: Certainty
In addition to using journalists' views on their own objectivity against them, oil companies exploited various weaknesses in science, namely scientists' tendency toward not prioritizing or valuing good communication skills, and their absolute refusal...
Weaponizing False Equivalence
As climate disinformation campaigns ramped up in the 1990s, oil companies and their PR firms exploited weaknesses in the U.S. media system and propped up "contrarian" scientists to push the narrative of scientific uncertainty and shift how journalists...
As the price of oil dipped in the early 1980s, management changed at most oil companies and the industry as a whole became more concerned with preserving its core business than expanding in new directions and being "energy companies." Then the...
The Bell Labs of Energy
In the 1970s and early 1980s, Exxon wanted to be the Bell Labs of energy. It hired brilliant scientists who conducted cutting-edge research on everything from the "greenhouse effect" to renewable energy. At the time, there was bipartisan support...
Drilled: A True Crime Podcast about Climate Change
Launching November 14th, Drilled is a limited series investigative true-crime podcast about the crime of the century: the creation of climate denial.