By Critical Frequency
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Secret documents, psychological warfare, whistleblowers, media manipulation, this is a story that has it all. Join us as we uncover the mechanics of the longest-running and most elaborate propaganda campaign of the century—the creation and spread of climate change denial—and why it's been so effective.
||CleanAn Update, and Climate Denial Makes the Cable News Rounds||News on what to expect next year from Drilled, plus a look at how and why TV news brought on climate contrarians to "balance" out coverage of the National Climate Assessment that dropped in November 2018. Episode sponsor: Forget "Having It...||31 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinning 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..||18 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCampaigns 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..||17 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe First Step to Influencing Policy: Setting Research Agendas||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...||17 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAggressive Think Tanks, Shouty Pundits, and a New Religious Argument||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.||17 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploiting 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...||17 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeaponizing 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..||16 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Turn||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...||15 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 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...||13 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrilled: 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.||21 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Easily the most ear opening podcast series that I’ve heard. Listen and learn to these sharp, accurate and well produced short episodes as you hear about decisions that play out in these people’s first hand accounts, stories and reflections. Shocking, important and eloquent in making thick description into easy listening.
Exceptionally informative and insightful. Sheds light on some critical realities and truths we all must be aware of if we are to make responsible decisions in future
This podcast covers big topics that speak not only into the oil industry but propaganda, social thought engineering and climate change activism. It’s a roller coaster of a story with great personal insights from people involved and researchers. A great length too - give it a listen!