DRILLED

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svein
 Jan 10, 2019
excellent on climate change and how the oil lobby changed the public opinion .

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A true-crime podcast about climate change.

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HEATED Ep2: Kate Aronoff - It's a Great Time to be Evil
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The New Republic’s Kate Aronoff is our guest and shares some creative policy solutions to the climate and pandemic crises. In our conversation, we can’t help but notice that Washington has ZERO interest in creative policy. Quite the opposite, the fossil fuel and legacy polluters are clamoring for some of that sweet, sweet COVID relief money. They’re jamming their usual policy agenda while Republicans are shamelessly screaming it’s “not the time” to talk about climate policy. This seems like a good time to have a serious heart to heart with your Congressional representatives.  Subscribe to the Heated newsletter: https://heated.world/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
There Will Be Fraud: Amid the Pandemic Free-for-All, Unlit Flares at Texas Shale Refineries Are Dumping "Unimaginable" Amounts of Methane into the Atmosphere
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Field investigator Sharon Wilson has spotted a troubling increase in methane emissions from refineries in the Permian Basin, in Texas. Things went from bad to worse in January 2020, and really blew up in early March ... almost as though they knew regulators wouldn't be watching. Support our work: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled More reporting: https://www.drillednews.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
There Will Be Fraud: Reporter Justin Mikulka on Why ExxonMobil and Chevron Are the Biggest Opponents to a Shale Gas Bailout
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The American Petroleum Institute, ExxonMobil and Chevron have been amongst the biggest opponents to bailouts for shale gas companies as part of the coronavirus relief package. DeSmog's Justin Mikulka joins us to explain why. Support our work: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Follow Justin's reporting: https://www.desmogblog.com/2020/03/27/shale-bailout-trump-oil-exxon-strategic-petroleum-reserve Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
HEATED Ep 1: Bill McKibben on Solidarity in the Time of Social Distancing
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Bill McKibben has been a leader in the climate movement for more than 20 years as a journalist, author, and co-founder of 350.org. Here he talks to HEATED's Emily Atkin about what the COVID-19 and climate crises have in common, the lessons both teach us about delayed responses, and how to continue collective action when everyone's at home on their own. Subscribe to the HEATED newsletter: https://heated.world/ Transcript: https://www.drillednews.com/post/heated-bill-mckibben-on-solidarity-in-the-time-of-social-distancing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
Drilled Presents: The HEATED Podcast
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The HEATED podcast is a 6 episode, limited run series that shows how COVID-19 and the climate crisis cannot be separated. In a series of up-to-the-minute interviews with Bill McKibben, Mary Heglar, Anthony Rogers-Wright, Kate Aronoff and others, HEATED's Emily Atkin connects the dots on how two of the most pressing issues of our time are really one and the same. Subscribe to the HEATED newsletter: https://heated.world/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
How the Coronavirus Pandemic Turned into Christmas for Big Oil
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The oil and gas industry was headed for broke long before COVID-19. Now the Trump administration wants to use the pandemic to put it on life support, while the American Petroleum Institute uses it to get the industry's deregulation wishlist. Support our work: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Read more: https://www.drillednews.com/post/will-pandemic-relief-become-a-petroleum-industry-slush-fund More from the ARO Working Group: https://www.arowatch.org/about-arowatch/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2020
Special Episode—Hot Take: Seeing Climate Through Coronavirus Glasses with David Wallace-Wells
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Drilled will be back with bonus episodes soon. In the meantime, check out one of our other climate podcasts, Hot Take. In this episode, hosts Mary Annaise Heglar and Amy Westervelt talk to David Wallace Wells, author of The Uninhabitable Earth and deputy editor of New York magazine, about the intersection of climate change and the coronavirus pandemic. Get ad-free eps and support Drilled's reporting: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled More reporting: https://www.drillednews.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2020
S3, Ep 9: Jay Rosen and Nicholas Johnson on What the Media Can Do About Disinformation
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This season we've traced the creation of Big Oil's big propaganda machine. In this episode, the season finale, we look at what can be done about it now that it has delivered us into an era of disinformation. NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen and former FCC commissioner Nicholas Johnson join us to talk about everything from the Fairness Doctrine to cable access to today's "post-fact" world, and where we can really go from here. Special thanks to Mary Catherine O'Conner for additional reporting. Have ideas? Drop us a line! amy@drillednews.com Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Follow us @WeAreDrilled Get more info & subscribe to our newsletter: https://www.drillednews.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 29, 2020
S3, Ep 8: Meet the Harrisons
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E. Bruce and Patricia Harrison launched the E. Bruce Harrison Company in 1973 and ran it until 1996, working for a mix of chemical companies, oil & gas companies, and tobacco companies. E. Bruce is considered the father of environmental public relations ... or by his critics, "the godfather of greenwashing." Together the Harrisons ran multiple cross-industry coalitions and front groups, aimed primarily at stopping regulation on everything from smoking to carbon emissions. Today, Ms. Harrison is the president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a position she's held since 2005. Documents & Transcript: https://www.drillednews.com/post/new-documents-link-tobacco-oil-and-public-media Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2020
S3, Ep 7: John Hill and the Tobacco-Oil-Plastic Triangle
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John Hill, founder of Hill & Knowlton, was an Ivy Lee devotee who worked for Standard Oil in the 1930s, strategized against labor movements and the New Deal, and wound up representing the American Petroleum Institute and the Tobacco Industry Research Committee—a fake research group formed by the CEOs of all the major tobacco companies in the 1950s—at the very same time. His manipulation skills were so good they even fooled the legendary Edward R. Murrow. Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Read more: https://www.drillednews.com/ Transcript: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/mgd5kxkoivm4059v8r0k3/S3_Ep7.docx?dl=0&rlkey=9v7b500bkpvcx577a9juco4hb Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2020
S3, Ep 6: Manipulating the Masses and Predicting the Future—Edward Bernays and W. Howard Chase
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Sigmund Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays, coined the term "public relations" when propaganda started to become a negative term. His specialty was using psychological know-how to manipulate the masses and orchestrate cultural shifts in his clients' favor (clients like Standard Oil, the American Tobacco Company, and General Motors). A few decades later, W. Howard Chase built onto that foundation with the idea of issues management—predicting an industry's potential issues, and manipulating political, social, and cultural forces to neutralize them. Chase is responsible for one of the best-known examples of greenwashing, the so-called "crying Indian ad," which introduced the idea of "litter bugs" and individual responsibility for pollution. Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Read more: www.drillednews.com Transcript: https://www.dropbox.com/s/to0gvv8bco37xm0/S3_Ep6.docx?dl=0 Subscribe to Heated: http://www.heated.world Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
We Interrupt This Podcast for New Research + Emily Atkin and Guardian CEO Anna Bateson on Banning Fossil Fuel Ads
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We'll be back with more Mad Men tales next week, we promise! While we're out chasing leads, listen to this great interview from Emily Atkin with The Guardian's interim CEO Anna Bateson about that publication's decision to stop taking ads from fossil fuel companies. Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Transcript and more info here: https://www.drillednews.com/ Subscribe to Heated: https://heated.world/subscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WeAreDrilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
S3, Ep 5: Oil Slick, Part 2—False Equivalence and Free Speech
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In part two of our episode on former Mobil VP Herb Schmertz, we dig into how Schmertz's approach bred false equivalence, and why he pushed so hard for the extension of First Amendment rights to corporations. Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled More info: www.drillednews.com Transcript: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gxt69wolj570ghu/AACi6NovOxbn5VryZmpCfhM1a?dl=0 Subscribe to our sister newsletter, Heated: https://heated.world/ Check out our sister podcast, Hot Take: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hot-take/id1488414960 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
S3, Ep 4: Oil Slick, Part 1—The Rise of the Corporate Persona
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Mobil Oil's longtime PR guy Herb Schmertz really started to aggressively manipulate the media. He introduced so many new bells and whistles to Big Oil's propaganda apparatus, we're going to stay with his story for two episodes. In Part 1: Corporate personhood. First Schmertz worked to humanize oil companies by creating the "corporate persona" then he fought for First Amendment rights to be extended to corporations. Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled More reporting: https://www.drillednews.com Transcripts: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gxt69wolj570ghu/AACi6NovOxbn5VryZmpCfhM1a?dl=0 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
S3, Ep 3: Psychological Warfare, Astroturfing, and Another Tobacco-Oil Connection
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Daniel Edelman learned the tools of his trade combatting Nazi propaganda in WWII, then came home and put his psychological warfare training to work for American industry, including tobacco and Big Oil. Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Transcript: https://www.dropbox.com/s/w1dbm5y4q1xaskl/S3Ep3_Transcript.docx?dl=0 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
S3, Ep 2: The Oil-Nazi-Propaganda Triangle
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Ivy Lee worked with Standard Oil and the Rockefellers for the rest of his life, helping to establish the American Petroleum Institute in 1919, and working for the company's various joint ventures as well, including a petrochemicals partnership with German chemical giant IG Farben. That job, later in his life, took Lee to Germany, to meet with Goebbels and Hitler and give them advice on dealing with the American press. He was under investigation by Congress for his role in Nazi propaganda at the time of his death. Lee's work creating and building the API was one of his most important contributions to fossil fuel propaganda, it's the foundation on which the next 100 years was built. Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Read more: https://www.drillednews.com/ Follow us: https://twitter.com/WeAreDrilled Extra tidbits in the Heated newsletter, subscribe here: https://heated.world/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2020
S3, Ep 1: The Father of Public Relations
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In this season we're tackling Big Oil's big propaganda machine—its origins, the spin masters who created it, and why it's been so effective. It all began more than 100 years ago with Standard Oil, John D. Rockefeller and his son, a bloody miners' strike, and the very first P.R. guy, who swooped in to clean it all up. Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Read more: https://www.drillednews.com/ Extra tidbits in the Heated newsletter: https://heated.world/ Follow us: https://twitter.com/WeAreDrilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2020
S3: The Mad Men of Climate Denial
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Big Oil gave Hitler propaganda tips decades ago and their PR machine has only grown from there. This season we dig into the history of fossil fuel propaganda and the few "Mad Men of climate denial" who shaped it. Coming January 2020. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2019
Youth Climate Suits and Inter-generational Injustice
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In the Juliana vs. The United States case, a group of young people sued the government for incentivizing increased fossil fuel dependence, thereby robbing the next generation of the pursuit for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The suit has been active for years now, and a handful of other youth suits have joined it. This year a group of young people, including Greta Thunberg, filed a complaint with the United Nations that top fossil fuel-producing countries were violating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. As both move forward, they we take a look at how these suits differ from climate liability cases, what makes them so compelling, and where they might head next. Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2019
Recap: ExxonMobil's New York Fraud Trial
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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.  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2019
Fake Reporters and #FakeNews: How Fossil Fuel Companies Hide Behind Energy Blogs
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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 board: https://pdf.guidestar.org/PDF_Images/2016/840/700/2016-840700841-0e72e02b-9O.pdf More on the formation of Energy In Depth: https://www.desmogblog.com/%E2%80%98energy-depth%E2%80%99-was-created-major-oil-and-gas-companies-according-industry-memo Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 03, 2019
Big Oil Is Ramping Up PR Spend and Oil Production
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Two new reports highlight that, since the Paris Agreement in 2016, the fossil fuel industry has ramped up both oil production and greenwashing. Plus: why the heck are mainstream media outlets making Big Oil's ads for them?  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2019
S2E6: Facing Extinction
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As the crabbers' 2018-2019 season comes to an abrupt close, they prepare for a year that could see the fishery close altogether. Meanwhile the oil industry is pushing to quash the crabbers' climate suit, forcing the question: Which industries do we protect, and which do we let go? As natural resources are increasingly impacted by climate change, who will pick the winners and losers and how will we survive?  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2019
S2E5 David vs. Goliath
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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 and pointing out that commercial fishermen are themselves consumers of fossil fuels, but it remains to be seen whether those arguments stick, especially in a world increasingly educated and worried about climate change.  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2019
S2E4 Taking Big Oil to Court
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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.  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2019
S2E3: Two Lawsuits at Once, Both Driven by Climate Change
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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.  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2019
S2E2: A Late Season and a Shaky Future
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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.  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2019
S2E1: A Crisis, a Cover-Up, and a Community on the Front Lines of Climate Change
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In 2015, West Coast crab fishermen were shut down by climate change. Atmospheric changes had warmed waters and upended everything from the food chain to ocean upwelling. They didn't realize it would be their new normal, or that scientists had been telling the oil industry this would happen since the 1960s. Welcome to season 2 of Drilled: Hot Water.  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2019
Coming Soon: Hot Water, a New Drilled Series
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In 2015 a warm water "blob," the result of both warming oceans and shifting wind patterns, wreaked havoc on West Coast fishing towns. Three years into a new reality in which climate change has shifted the marine food web, they're fighting back. West Coast crab fishermen just became the first industry to take on Big Oil for its role in not only contributing to climate change but creating climate denial. Get the full story of these unlikely climate activists in a new six-part series, dropping April 22nd.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2019
Big Oil's New Story: The First Amendment Covers Climate Denial
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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. Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 05, 2019
Winning the War
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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 that radical social change is entirely possible here.  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2018
Campaigns So Successful They've Landed in Court
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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 today than did 30 years ago, despite insurmountable evidence. Industry campaigns were so successful they've now landed oil companies in court, facing multiple suits attempting to hold them accountable for the damages inflicted by unchecked climate change.  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2018
The First Step to Influencing Policy: Setting Research Agendas
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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 prestigious universities throughout the country, subtly shaping the research that any eventual policy would be based upon.  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2018
Aggressive Think Tanks, Shouty Pundits, and a New Religious Argument
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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.  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2018
Exploiting Scientists' Kryptonite: Certainty
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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 to be certain about anything.  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2018
Weaponizing False Equivalence
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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 covered the issue.  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2018
The Turn
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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 campaigns to undermine the science began.  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2018
The Bell Labs of Energy
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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 around the idea of tackling global warming, and a sense that American innovation was up to the task. To see the documents referenced in this episode, check out the timeline on drilledpodcast.com.  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2018
Drilled: A True Crime Podcast about Climate Change
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Launching November 14th, Drilled is a limited series investigative true-crime podcast about the crime of the century: the creation of climate denial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2018