Drilled Podcast

Drilled is one of the few narrative podcasts about climate change. In 2018 when journalist Amy Westervelt was covering multiple climate lawsuits, she had the idea to put the story of climate change, and climate denial, into a true-crime framework. Season 1 (November 2018) focused on the climate research conducted by oil companies and when and how they shifted from studying the problem to denying it. Season 2 (April 2019) followed a community of crab fishermen as they became the first industry to sue Big Oil. Season 3 (January 2020) chronicles the 100-year history of fossil fuel P.R. campaigns and ties them to the propaganda we still see today. At least four more seasons are planned for 2020 and 2021. What began as a limited-run 8-part series has become the most-listened to podcast on climate change and, as of January 21, 2020, a multi-platform climate accountability reporting project that keeps industry honest on climate via investigative reporting across web, newsletters, and podcasts. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

Praise for Drilled: 

"Fascinating." -- The New Yorker 

 "“The best, most important podcast out there right now.”

-The Guardian

"Mandatory, frightening listening.” -- Fast Company


"In-depth journalism at its best." -- Kyra Sedgewick


"I love Drilled podcast!" -- Adam McKay 


"Impressed by the Drilled podcast." -- Chris Sacca


Climate change has emerged as the undisputed story of our time, even of all humanity. But we don’t know how to talk about it. And the story is so overwhelming, we don’t get to talk about storytelling. In Hot Take, Mary Annaïse Heglar and Amy Westervelt take an intersectional, critical, but constructive look at climate coverage—with the ultimate goal of making the conversation more productive and powerful. Not just bigger, but more inclusive. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts (or hit play below to listen here). 

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