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Muskoka Drawdown – The Podcast

Frank De Jong

Muskoka Drawdown has a new host!

Frank De Jong of Climate Action Muskoka lives in Huntsville, enjoys living locally, spending time outdoors, is a gardener and environmentalist. 

Airing once a month on the local community radio station Hunters Bay Radio, Muskoka Drawdown is a radio show and podcast about climate change solutions here at home in Muskoka.

Planet Haliburton –

Planet Haliburton and Climate Action Muskoka


Episode 105 – Mar 30, 2023
The political fallout surrounding China’s alleged interference in Canadian elections has taken up a lot of media airtime recently.
But there is a one very powerful source of foreign political interference that has so far escaped any significant scrutiny – Big Foreign Oil’s efforts to shape Canada’s climate and energy politics.

Episode 102 – Jan 27, 2023
In this episode of Planet Haliburton we take a close look at hope – what it is, where it comes from and the central role it can play in challenging the devastating impact human extractive practices can have on a vulnerable biosphere that supports all life on the planet. And we do that with one of Canada’s most well-known and revered progressive author/activists, Maude Barlow

Episode 98 – Feb 10, 2022
This episode of Planet Haliburton takes stock of Premier Doug Ford’s climate change record with David Robertson from “Seniors for Climate Action Now” (SCAN) in February 2022 – less than four months before the June 2nd Ontario Provincial Election.

Episode 74 – SEP 25, 2020
“On this PH episode we explore local climate change planning activism with two representatives of Climate Action Muskoka (CAM), Linda Mathers and Tamsen Tillson”

Planet Haliburton is now available as a podcast; find it in Spotify, iTunes, or your favourite podcast app! Get the latest episode, as well as the complete archive of all past shows! – Here.

The Driven

The most-read and trusted website tracking EV news Australia.

Read the latest in Australia’s shift towards electric mobility, here and globally.

The Driven Podcast: Tony Seba on the rapid switch to EVs

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Hot Politics

Jan 24, 2023Tracking Disinformation

Researchers in the U.K. wanted to find just how much climate disinformation on Twitter is out there. They looked at the platform’s data over seven years and found it worsened yearly.

Another researcher in the U.K. is part of an international group that collaborates on tracking disinformation on climate change in real-time. They tracked disinformation at COP26 and COP27, the international conference dealing with the climate crisis. Wait until you hear what they found.

Episode 5 Feb 6, 2023Regenerative Agriculture


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Drilled is a true-crime podcast about climate change. The show was launched in 2017 and is hosted by investigative journalist Amy Westervelt. In 2019, it was awarded the Online News Association award for excellence in audio storytelling, in 2020 it was named Best Green Podcast in the iHeart Radio Podcast Awards, and in 2021 it received the Covering Climate Now award for audio.

Jan 10, 2023
Life in a Ticking Carbon Bomb

In this special sneak preview of our next season, we hear from Melinda Janki, a lawyer who’s fighting to keep her home country of Guyana from becoming one of the world’s largest carbon bombs.

February 1, 2023 – Origins of Climate Denial: The Turn

February 7, 2023 – Origins of Climate Denial: Weaponizing False Equivalence.

The Energy Transition Show

Straight talk about the world’s transition from fossil fuels to renewables with energy expert Chris Nelder.

The world’s energy systems, which have always been slow to change, are undergoing an unprecedented era of rapid transformation. Fossil fuel companies are producing resources considered uneconomic a decade ago.

[Episode #194] – Materials Requirements of the Transition – Energy transition skeptics continue to argue that certain critical minerals and materials, such as “rare earth” metals, place a fundamental limitation on scaling up wind, solar, storage and EVs. But is that true? 
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Outrage and Optimism

   Artwork for 83. How Europe is Racing to Zero with Frans Timmermans and Nigel Topping

This lively, topical weekly podcast, co-hosted by Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac and Paul Dickinson features influential guests from government, business, activism, religion and culture. Each episode brings out the energy of outrage and the possibility of their optimism to tackle the climate crisis. 

What On Earth

What On Earth is on a mission to move and challenge you to think about climate change in new ways by hunting down climate solutions, kicking the tires on them, and injecting some hope. We step up to relieve you of the existential dread you might feel about climate change — because here’s the good news: you are part of the solution.

How We Survive

How we survive

The climate crisis is here. Time is slipping away to stop the worst effects of global warming, and the world is looking for solutions.

On “How We Survive,” Molly Wood explores the technology that could provide some of those solutions, the business of acclimatizing to an increasingly inhospitable planet, and the way people have to change if we’re going to make it in an altered world.

Feature Episode Sci-Fi Intermission – Molly sits down with climate fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson to discuss his most recent book, “The Ministry for the Future,” which almost reads as a blueprint for saving the planet.

A Matter of degrees

Give up your climate guilt.
Sharpen your curiosity.

Join Dr. Leah Stokes and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson as they tell stories about the powerful forces behind climate change — and the tools we have to fix it.

This show is for the climate curious people who know climate change is a problem, but are trying to figure out how to tackle it.

This is a great episode to get you started – Petrochemicals and Plastics: a Fossil Fuel Lifeline? — A Matter of Degrees .  Full episode transcripts are available.

The War on Cars

The War on Cars

The War on Cars is a podcast about car culture, mobility and the future of cities. We bring you news, commentary and stories about the worldwide battle to undo a century’s worth of damage wrought by the automobile. The War on Cars is waged by three leading voices of the livable streets movement, Doug Gordon, Sarah Goodyear and Aaron Naparstek. Liberate your city. Enlist today in The War on Cars.

The Big Story

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An in-depth look at the issues, culture and personalities shaping Canada today.

Feature Episode Narwhal Week, Episode 1: Why is Doug Ford slicing up Ontario’s Greenbelt?

This is the first episode in a weeklong collaboration between The Big Story and The Narwhal, an award-winning non-profit publication that provides in-depth coverage of climate issues across Canada.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford just broke his promise to not open up the protected Greenbelt to development. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to bleak news these days for the province’s environmental protections: conservation authorities are being gutted, flood-mitigating wetlands are at risk and citizens are losing their voice at the table. Plus, cities that don’t want sprawl are being ordered to grow beyond their boundaries. So what’s driving Ford’s decision-making? In a word: housing.

GUEST: Emma McIntosh, Ontario reporter at The Narwhal

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