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A true-crime podcast about climate change, hosted and reported by award-winning investigative journalist Amy Westervelt.

A true-crime podcast about climate change, hosted and reported by award-winning investigative journalist Amy Westervelt.

Location:

United States

Description:

A true-crime podcast about climate change, hosted and reported by award-winning investigative journalist Amy Westervelt.

Language:

English

Contact:

4153416350


Episodes

S5 Ep 11 | ¿Ahora Que?

12/18/2020
Donziger is still on house arrest and disbarred, the settlement seems impossible to collect, now what? In this episode we look at what this case says about accountability and the power of oil companies, and what options remain for the Ecuadorians seeking justice. Support our work: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:29:06

S5 Ep 10 | The Kill Step

12/11/2020
Chevron makes good on its promise to fight the Ecuadorian judgement until hell freezes over ... and then fight it out on the ice. Donziger loses his appeal of the RICO judgement, then finds himself facing contempt charges and disbarment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:20:11

S5 Ep9 | The Judge

12/4/2020
Corruption charges against both the Ecuadorian judge and the American judge fly as the RICO gets underway. Support our work: patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:38:06

Presenting: How to Save A Planet

11/27/2020
The Republican Party has been almost uniformly opposed to climate action for years — nobody more so than President Donald Trump. But it wasn't always like this. Today we're sharing an episode of How to Save a Planet, entitled "Making Republicans Environmentalists Again". It looks back at how conservatives came to see the denial of climate science as a kind of badge of honor — and how two conservative activists are trying to change that. If you enjoyed this episode, go check out more of How...

Duration:01:03:00

S5 Ep 8 | Damages

11/20/2020
Chevron's legal team shocks the Ecuadorian plaintiffs with a massive racketeering claim in the U.S. alleging fraud, witness tampering, and even bribery. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:27:45

S5 Ep7 | The Linchpin

11/13/2020
Chevron's attorneys go after Joe Berlinger, the filmmaker behind the documentary about the case, Crude. They subpoena his outtakes, kicking off a years-long First Amendment battle. Support our work: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:43:25

Big Oil's Bad Bet on Plastic

11/6/2020
A new report from Carbon Tracker finds that the fossil fuel industry is pinning its hopes on a plastic boom—and try as it might to spur that demand, it's just not materializing. Report author Kingsmill Bond joins us to discuss. Read the full report here: https://carbontracker.org/reports/the-futures-not-in-plastics/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:20:13

Update: Donziger Headed to Trial with No Representation

11/6/2020
New York District Court Judge Loretta Preska has denied repeated requests to delay Donziger's criminal contempt trial until at least one of his lawyers can be present. Barring any last-minute changes, he'll stand trial Monday, November 9th, after which he could be sent to jail for six months. In this ep, reporter Karen Savage brings us the latest and we hear from attorneys Lauren Regan and Ronald Kuby about what sort of precedent this sets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:26:37

S5 Ep6 | A Verdict and a New Charge

10/30/2020
The case takes a bizarre turn with a sting operation, U.S. subpoenas, accusations of fraud and bribery, and finally a verdict in Ecuador. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:24:59

S5 Ep5 | The Big Guns

10/23/2020
With the Ecuadorian plaintiffs racking up good press and an endorsement from the country's president, Chevron kicks things up a notch, bringing on new lawyers and PR firms to tell a very different story. Support our work: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:34:33

Special Episode: Generation Green New Deal

10/18/2020
In this episode of Generation Green New Deal, Drilled host Amy Westervelt co-hosts with Sam Eilertsen to look at what happened to block climate action in the 90s and and 2000s, why various fossil fuel industry strategies worked at the time, and what makes the youth climate movement's approach different and more effective. Check out Generation Green New Deal wherever you get your pods! https://www.podlink.to/generationgnd Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:39:42

S5 Ep4 | The Secret Tribunal

10/16/2020
In September 2009, Chevron filed an international arbitration claim against the government of Ecuador over the Lago Agrio case. In the years since the company has pointed to the decisions of that arbitral panel as something akin to court decisions, but they're not—arbitral tribunals exist to help companies protect their profits, and are largely conducted in secret. This system has been quietly shaping environmental and climate policy for years. In this episode, expert Marcos Orellana walks...

Duration:00:46:42

S5 Ep3 | The Trial

10/9/2020
The trial gets underway in Ecuador, an election changes the calculus, and a global PR war kicks into high gear. Support our work: patreon.com/drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:24:32

S5 Ep2 | The Colonizers

10/2/2020
How did this case come about in the first place? We go back to the early days of oil colonialism in Ecuador, in the 1960s, the partnership between oil men and missionaries, and the impact on indigenous communities in the Amazon. Support our work: patreon.com/drilled Read more: https://www.drillednews.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:57

S5 Ep1 | Lockdown

9/25/2020
In August 2019, an American lawyer was put on house arrest as he awaited trial on criminal contempt charges. The charges stem from a decades-long case that began with pollution in the Amazon and has since spanned continents and courtrooms while the victims—indigenous tribes in the Ecuadorian Amazon—continue to seek justice. Welcome to Season 5: La Lucha En La Jungla. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:27:11

Introducing Unfinished: Short Creek

9/14/2020
In this episode we bring you a conversation with climate and religion reporter Ash Sanders about where her two beats intersect. Then we showcase a preview of Unfinished: Short Creek, the latest investigative true crime podcast from Witness Docs and Critical Frequency. A divided community in the desert. A prophet with total power. A battle over family, home, and the limits of religious freedom. Short Creek, located on the Utah/Arizona border, is home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus...

Duration:00:25:06

Climate Podcast Bonanza!

8/28/2020
In addition to S5 of Drilled (coming soon!), Critical Frequency is putting out a terrific slate of great climate and environment podcasts this fall. Check out this sampling, then go subscribe so you won't miss them! Inherited: http://podlink.to/inherited Hot Take: http://podlink.to/realhottake Generation Green New Deal: http://podlink.to/generationgnd Hazard: http://podlink.to/hazard No Place Like Home: http://fanlink.to/noplacelikehome Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:27:17

Big Oil Fighting Divestment + Sneak Preview of S5!

8/22/2020
A few weeks ago the Trump administration quietly proposed a rule that would make it harder for financial managers to investment retirement funds in environmentally or socially responsible ways. The fossil fuel industry had been calling for the rule and praised it, noting that the divestment movement has become a serious problem and reduced its access to capital. Journalist David Sirota broke that story and joins us to explain. PLUS: a sneak peek of S5. Check out David's newsletter:...

Duration:00:15:33

That Ohio Utility Corruption Scandal, with Leah Stokes

7/31/2020
The FBI arrested Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, Larry Householder, this month for racketeering, or as the state attorney general put it "bribery, that's what it was." Private utility First Energy bribed Householder and a handful of other state politicians to pass a corporate bailout that kept coal and nuclear plants open and crushed renewables. UC Santa Barbara political science professor Leah Stokes, author of the book Short Circuiting Policy, joins to tell us all about it....

Duration:00:22:01

California City

7/29/2020
What if you were told buying a piece of land in the Mojave Desert could help you be rich one day? That was the dream developers of California City sold to thousands of people. But the reality is much different. California City – the new podcast from LA-ist Studios – chronicles the dark side of the American Dream, where those thousands of people were left with land that is nearly worthless. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:49:59