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Ep 20: Dave Roberts on conservatives and climate change

2/5/2018
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We talk to David Roberts from Vox about the intractability of conservatives on climate change and whether polarization is something to be avoided or embraced. Links for this episode Outside magazine on Roberts unplugging Niskanen Center podcast on polarization and

Duration:01:24:16

Ep 19: Climate Communication Own Goals

9/26/2017
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After a summer, er… hiatus… we discuss a recent Nature Geoscience paper by Millar et al. and some factually untrue claims (not all of them by contrarians!) leading to an epic communications own goal. Links from this episode Original Nature

Duration:00:27:53

Ep 18: Robert Mac on science comedy, part 2

8/3/2017
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Part 2 of our interview with stand-up comedian Robert Mac on telling Mormon jokes in Utah, the tension between accuracy and comedy, herd mentality and the different types of laughs. Special thanks to Matt Dundas and Grassroots Comedy DC for their support

Duration:00:57:26

Ep 17: Robert Mac on the secrets of comedy, part 1

7/11/2017
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Stand-up comedian Robert Mac gives a master class on comedy and story-telling, explaining how to show-don’t-tell, lay breadcrumbs, funnel your stories from wide to narrow, and understand your audience. Special thanks to Matt Dundas and Grassroots Comedy DC for their support in

Duration:00:52:50

Ep 16: Katharine Hayhoe on shared values

7/7/2017
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We talk to climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about cheerfully responding to climate misinformation, finding shared values with your audience, finding hope in climate solutions, and denial mansplaining. Links from this episode Global Weirding YouTube channel Fortune 50 greatest leaders of

Duration:00:51:05

Ep 15: Oren Cass on alarmism vs denial

6/22/2017
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Here is the second half of John Cook and Peter Jacobs’ interview with Oren Cass. They discuss alarmism, science denial and the consensus among economists on climate action. The podcast episode is a truncated version of the full interview which

Duration:00:51:28

Ep 14: Oren Cass and scientific consensus

6/7/2017
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John Cook and Peter Jacobs interview Oren Cass, after Oren and John exchanged articles in the National Review. Peter geeks out about the 2012 Presidential election (Oren was part of the Romney campaign) then they have a vigorous debate about the best way

Duration:00:51:31

Ep 13: The science of climate science denial

5/15/2017
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John Cook and Peter Jacobs critique a National Review article by Oren Cass that misrepresents their 2016 paper on the scientific consensus on climate change. They discuss the techniques of climate science denial, focusing on the technique of fake experts that

Duration:00:27:16

Ep 12: Risks and rewards of science comedy

5/12/2017
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Communication researcher Emily Vraga joins us as co-host again to discuss science comedy. She explains her research into how comedy can increase credibility, engagement and reduce perceived aggression. We also critique a variety of examples of climate comedy from TV and

Duration:00:47:54

Ep 10: Breaking Debunking: William Happer’s carbon cycle myth

4/28/2017
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In our first “Breaking Debunking” mini-episode, John Cook and Peter Jacobs explain how the carbon cycle works (the CO2 we breath out originally came from the air) and debunk William Happer’s myth from CNN that breathing adds CO2 to the atmosphere.

Duration:00:04:32

Ep 9: Joining the March for Science

4/26/2017
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John Cook and Peter Jacobs join the March for Science in Washington D.C. They speak to the marchers about how far they came to attend the march, why it’s so important to stand up for science and how else we

Duration:00:22:27

Ep 3: Tony Leiserowitz and consensus messaging

3/27/2017
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We examine the topic of consensus messaging – communicating the expert agreement on climate change. We interview Tony Leiserowitz from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication who has conducted leading research into the psychology of consensus and how to communicate it. Links

Duration:00:43:21

Ep 2: Scott Pruitt and science denial

3/26/2017
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We examine Scott Pruitt’s denial of the scientific consensus on human-caused global warming, both in a CNBC interview and in his hearing for head of the EPA. We also turn our gaze on Bernie Sander’s characterization of the consensus and

Duration:00:34:52