Drilled

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A true-crime podcast about climate change, hosted and reported by award-winning investigative journalist Amy Westervelt.

Recent Episodes
  • Meet the Shadowy Global Network Vilifying Climate Protestors
    Sep 19, 2023 – 44:39
  • In Vietnam, Tax Evasion Charges Help Lock Up Climate Activists
    Sep 11, 2023 – 23:09
  • In Australia, A State-By-State Approach to Criminalizing Climate Protest
    Sep 5, 2023 – 29:46
  • Disha Ravi on Becoming the Face of "Radical" Protest in India at 22
    Aug 29, 2023 – 32:53
  • The Corporate Push to Criminalize Speech
    Aug 29, 2023 – 34:09
  • How the Media Has Helped to Criminalize Climate Protest, with Evlondo Cooper
    Aug 22, 2023 – 24:09
  • Outside/In: When Protest Is a Crime, Part 1
    Aug 15, 2023 – 47:14
  • Introducing Our New Season: The Real Free Speech Threat
    Aug 15, 2023 – 03:21
  • The Climate Impacts of Deep-Sea Mining
    Aug 8, 2023 – 24:54
  • Herb, Ep 3: The Next Citizens United Will Be a Climate Case
    Aug 1, 2023 – 26:40
  • Herb, Ep 2: A Legal Strategy
    Jul 25, 2023 – 30:32
  • Drilled Presents, Inherited S3: Youth Climate Stories From Around the World
    Jul 20, 2023 – 33:17
  • Herb, Ep 1: The Panic
    Jul 18, 2023 – 35:55
  • Industry Backlash to Grassroots Organizing in Louisiana's "Cancer Alley"
    Jun 20, 2023 – 25:08
  • The Anti-ESG Campaign Gets a Boost from RAGA
    Jun 13, 2023 – 19:53
  • Bingeworthy Interview with Amy Westervelt of Drilled
    Jun 6, 2023 – 54:37
  • Drilled Presents: Living Planet on Disinformation
    Jun 2, 2023 – 30:36
  • Jake Bittle on the Complexities of Climate Migration
    May 30, 2023 – 35:15
  • Thea Riofrancos on Tackling Transition and Consumption
    May 23, 2023 – 37:33
  • Drilled presents: The Carbon Copy on the War Over Gas Stoves
    May 17, 2023 – 27:42
  • Drilled presents: MongaBay Explores the Congo Basin: The "Heart of the World" Is at a Turning Point
    May 12, 2023 – 01:02:39
  • S8 Bonus: A Verdict
    May 9, 2023 – 30:19
  • S8 Ep8 | The Turning Point
    May 2, 2023 – 38:09
  • S8 Ep7 | The Global Oil Rush
    Apr 25, 2023 – 36:35
  • S8 Ep6 | Old-School Greenwashing
    Apr 18, 2023 – 39:29
  • S8 Ep5 | On Global Poverty and Global Warming
    Apr 11, 2023 – 41:01
  • S8 Ep4 | Constitutional Violation
    Apr 4, 2023 – 41:35
  • S8 Ep3 | Unlimited Liability
    Mar 28, 2023 – 43:58
  • S8 Ep2 | The Contract
    Mar 21, 2023 – 39:41
  • S8 Ep1 | The Boom
    Mar 14, 2023 – 31:18
  • Origins of Climate Denial: The New World War
    Mar 9, 2023 – 26:38
  • Origins of Climate Denial: Campaigns So Successful They've Landed in Court
    Mar 6, 2023 – 22:20
  • New Season Coming Soon: Light, Sweet Crude
    Feb 28, 2023 – 02:04
  • Origins of Climate Denial: Setting the Research Agenda
    Feb 27, 2023 – 24:25
  • Origins of Climate Denial: Aggressive Think Tanks, Shouty Pundits, and a New Religious Argument
    Feb 25, 2023 – 24:01
  • Origins of Climate Denial: Exploiting Scientists' Kryptonite—Certainty
    Feb 14, 2023 – 18:56
  • Origins of Climate Denial: Weaponizing False Equivalence
    Feb 7, 2023 – 24:23
  • Origins of Climate Denial: The Turn
    Feb 1, 2023 – 25:10
  • Exxon Was Right: The Bell Labs of Energy
    Jan 24, 2023 – 24:03
  • Life in a Ticking Carbon Bomb
    Jan 10, 2023 – 51:36
  • Rep Ro Khanna on the House Oversight Committee's Climate Disinfo Investigation and a Whole New Batch of Documents
    Dec 20, 2022 – 20:27
  • Truck Manufacturers Are Lobbying Against Emissions Reductions In the U.S.
    Dec 13, 2022 – 20:11
  • First Climate RICO Filed + James Hansen Sues EPA
    Dec 6, 2022 – 43:15
  • Loss and Damage, Minus the Fossil Fuels As Development Myth
    Nov 22, 2022 – 34:02
  • How American Climate Denial Fueled Canada's Tar Sands, with Geoff Dembicki
    Nov 15, 2022 – 37:18
  • Why Is One of Big Oil's Top Greenwashing PR Firms Handling Media for COP27?
    Nov 8, 2022 – 33:30
  • COP 27 Will Be a Climate Disinformation Inflection Point: Here's How to Neutralize It
    Oct 26, 2022 – 39:32
  • Universities Are Starting to Say No to Fossil Fuel Funding
    Oct 18, 2022 – 54:32
  • Widening the Lens of Accountability, with Naomi Oreskes, Jennifer Jacquet, Dr. David Michaels, Geoffrey Supran, and Jessica Wentz
    Oct 7, 2022 – 02:02:20
  • Three Congressional Hearings on Climate Disinfo Bring New Industry Documents to Light
    Sep 20, 2022 – 19:04
Recent Reviews
  • marty blatt
    Drilled
    This is an excellent podcast. Well researched, interesting, it poses a fundamental challenge to established doctrine
  • Andrew7892
    Essential
    You need to listen to the back log of this podcast. Amy does such an incredible job of exposing the mechanics of how we have been lied to for decades and the costs of those decisions by major corporations. You need to listen to this podcast to be a well-informed person! Keywords: Environment, PR, psyops, propaganda, corporate crimes, oil, petroleum, journalism, Exxon, Chevron, climate change, green energy, green transition, green new deal, history, lobbying, corporations, regulations, Steven Donziger.
  • Ben*30
    Superb
    Drilled is my favorite climate podcast. The information and presentation are oth excellent. Can’t recommend enough
  • journo Jeff
    What a gem!
    As a journalist who covers oil and gas globally, as well as a curious person, this podcast is simply amazing. Thanks for your hard work and great reasearch! Jeffrey Barbee
  • Jarvin20
    Great start but…
    Really enjoyed the first few episodes of the Guyana season and then randomly on episode 6 we have a professor talking about us for 30 minutes and episode 7 was about Namibia? Seemed a bit unplanned.
  • Geumpyhistory
    Great Podcast
    Now THIS is the “a true Crime” people should be listening to. Sure, plastics have revolutionized healthcare for oils and other things. But we don’t have to use it to the degree we do. And we certainly shouldn’t be /subsidizing/ an industry which used the inflation crisis as cover to increase their profits. Enough of the soapbox. The podcast: well researched. Enjoy the different voices they have talking about the background of this stuff. Good host. Episodes could be a little longer, but that’s better than if they were drawn out just for the sake of it. As for the ads, producing podcasts and paying researchers and travel and and and does cost money. So there’s that. By all means, no more ads than now, but at least they are short.
  • ~ Violet ~
    Ad Overload
    A panic-inducing quantity of ads. The balance of ads to content is so distracting it’s hard to assess the content. Might be worth a try if there were an ad-free feed available — it’s a really good subject area. I really hope the era of the 5 minute host-read ad block ends soon.
  • Arthobs
    Great pod, too many ads
    Love the pod, but the ads are ridiculous.
  • Mally_Mal_Mal6789
    Great, but..
    I really enjoy this podcast and the well researched thoughtful information provided. My issue is that each episode has very little actual content. There’s a recap of the past episode, several ads, then a preview of the next episode. Only about ten minutes of each episode is actual content. I’d prefer longer episodes with fewer per season.
  • 泰书华
    good but need to improve
    for an important and relevant science based podcast i think over the top inaccurate language is egregious. Specifically; telling lies about EVs. we dont need to lie about EVs to be pro clean air. and it tarnishes our efforts to clean the environment, or saying “mid two thousands”. Such an ugly clumsy mouthful. and if that is not reason enough in consideration of us who have to listen to it, then maybe the logic is enough reason. that would be around the year 2500, or in the range of 2400-2600. if you want to talk about the years 2000-2010 you have plenty of choices. “oughts”, “naughts”, “naughties”, “early 21st century” or just saying specific numbers like “2003 to 2005”. thanks for reading this. i hope to help.
  • DCR1992
    Another Great Season
    This was yet another great, thorough, well-researched season. I enjoyed hearing varied, nuanced opinions on this complex topic. Grateful to Amy and her team for all their hard work!
  • MCohC
    Shedding light once again!
    Another important and underreported story this season, and I liked the melding of the Drilled and Damages approaches.
  • FBHO
    Propaganda at its finest
    This podcast is a biased view of Exxon’s involvement in Guyana. The narrator misleads the listener continuously while claiming that Exxon is doing the same. Only made it through two episodes but didn’t hear anything about the Chinese oil companies operating in Guyana. Also, the narrator made the choice to comment about Vice report that showed Chinese businessmen bribing Guyanese officials but failed to mention it outside of the context of Exxon’s oil deal. I wonder how many CCP donations this climate activist group receives?
  • Extinctbirds
    The best true crime podcast that will leave you both enraged and enlightened.
    Knowledge is power, the fossil fuel industry has for far too long had total control over the way they are portrayed. Drilled is a podcast which continues to remove the veil of misinformation and confusion oil & gas corporations have built around them to protect their ecocide & criminal activities around the world. Thank you Amy & team for the important work you do.
  • Noe Valley listener
    Best short-form docu-series I have ever heard
    Many podcast episodes today are an hour and half, sometimes two hours long, saturated with jarring ads and poor editing. On top of this, the content is often emotionally draining to listen to, especially since host's sharing their subjective political opinions are the new social norm, existing in echo chambers with guests merely rephrasing their priors. Well here is the antidote. Rigged is like a documentary mini-series, continually exposing and educating the public in digestible but salient portions, with experts who bring technical rigor to storytelling. Thank you for terrific work, stellar reporting, and succinct short-form pacing. Truly love this podcast.
  • TahoeAce
    Enlightening Reporting
    AW and the rest of the Drilled team expose the fossil fuel industry and all its corruption with great stories, detail, and perspective. A must listen for the modern informed citizen.
  • Drangundsturm
    Climate decision makers take heed!
    Everyone involved in making decisions about oil and gas industry and climate should be required to listen — especially including all members of federal and state legislatures.
  • CTmorning
    Everyone should listen
    Thank you Amy, this topic needs more attention.
  • mdossantos
    Excellent
    As many other reviewers have said, this podcast is simultaneously fascinating and infuriating. Amy does a phenomenal job of digging into the history of oil in the United States and clarifies how it became part of our cultural identity. And despite the often upsetting nature of revealing all these truths, I binged all of the episodes over the course of a couple of weeks because it was so engaging. Thanks to Amy and the rest of the Drilled team for shining a light on how we got to where we are today, and for reminding me that there are ways out of the mess we’re in.
  • The Kobayashi
    Drilled
    Informative and upsetting at the same time. Keep it up and thanks.
  • AtlJemo
    The best education I’ve ever gotten
    This podcast is amazing. I can’t believe how in depth it is and the mad men season blew my mind. Definitely worth supporting.
  • Kay Jag
    Excellent and informative
    A must-listen for anyone who wants to understand why progress on climate has been stymied and what we can do about it.
  • brett.anton.34
    Take a listen.
    Reporting from internal company sources and top scientists. Pods can be a little short… listen to a few at a time?
  • Oniyaba
    Good content - awful podcast execution
    Great content - awful podcast execution. 100 episodes that could literally be just 5 long episodes. Each is 15 minutes with 10 minutes of replay + advertising. All I get is creepy music and a short build up to the next episode. So annoying, sorry.
  • DJ JoePop
    My fav podcast…
    Such great reporting. It’s tough to hear how industry is screwing our planet over, but a lot of hope is offered as well.
  • DowntownREO
    A must listen for all of humanity
    Such an excellent podcast, but also terrifying. The human race is so screwed.
  • tab84
    Amazing podcast.
    Well researched, hard hitting. B rings me news and views about climate change that I didn’t know I needed to know. Thank you Amy. You are my Shero!
  • 🐓🦎
    Great podcast
    I love this podcast. The information is fantastic, if not sad, and the host is amazing!
  • Brady Orca
    Necessary and in-depth
    Thank you Amy and Drilled team! This podcast needs to be heard by the world to understand the criminal nature of the fossil fuel industry and facilitate its swift demise. We aren’t going anywhere!
  • Jonbsan
    The facts
    Excellent show that exposes the gas-lighting that the fossil fuel industry has been doing for decades. Must listen for anyone who cares about our shared future.
  • Musing by Me
    Important!
    Verifiable information. Reputable guests. Scary (bite size) episodes. True crime format fits this podcast to a tee! Thumbs up.
  • AnneCPatt
    Love this podcast!
    Great show; informative and just the right length for my walks :)
  • Kirby007
    Details and great delivery
    I have been listening for a short time and already have made connections between what local action I can take in my New England community to fight the fossil fuel industry. Thank you!
  • Camisado666
    By far my favourite podcast
    I’ve generally struggled to get into podcasts because I can never really keep up with the info. This podcast has stories that keep you interested, with a good mix of narrative and interviews in an easy to understand way. It breaks climate issues down into concrete examples rather than vague ideas. I also like how the ads on the podcast are for things viewers would actually be interested, rather than the standard sponsors that other podcasts tend to use. I guess my only complaint is that I wish episodes came out more often, because if so it would probably be the only thing I listened to.
  • modest mediator and Buddhist
    Must must must listen!
    Incredibly detailed account of the subversion of our democracy by Big Oil at the cost of the earth and our way of life..
  • PaulDuke33
    The best
    Very informative well researched and reported.
  • ksl789
    Great information
    Great show with information and insight to combat the big oil propaganda machine.
  • sue p mom
    Sue p mom
    Keep up the great work!
  • kingkaylen
    amy is the best
    you are doing such incredible important work in this world and I am so thankful I have found Drilled and Hot Take and everything you do. can’t thank you enough, you’re changing lives hearts and minds with this amazing podcast
  • curtsnrt
    Eye opening and essential
    The newest series of shows (about how fossil fuel companies put together lesson plans for educators to use) continue the excellent tradition of the show. Who needs more podcasts, you may ask. Well, this one gives you a lot of information you need to think about how to address climate change and why the fight is so hard and so many are resistant. And it’s not overwhelming listeners with episodes (a good thing in our Information Age). Quality over quantity. Excellent work.
  • alliesante
    Essential
    This is the most important conversation we can have. Expertly produced and thoroughly researched. Thank you to the team who put together what I think is the best anthology of the libertarian anarchists’ undermining of our global future.
  • Masgj245:36
    Illuminating
    Drilled has helped my understanding of the oil and gas industry deepen and expand. The information is robust, and the show is well-edited and produced. I find it engaging and informative.
  • cloois
    Fantastic and important
    This is a terrifically presented and researched show on an extremely important topic.
  • shadycarp
    Production issues make it unlistenable
    Amy, you have a great voice. Don’t listen to these people. I am extremely sensitive to vocal fry and annoying voices—yours is incredibly enjoyable to listen to. But please, for the LOVE OF GOD, the producers of this show need to up their game. 1. Master your audio levels so my ears don’t get blown out every time someone gets excited or moves close to the mic. 2. STOP playing music behind the entire episode! Music is used to mark transitions in podcasts. When I hear that annoying frenetic track going in the background the whole time, my brain is constantly on edge waiting for a transition rather than listening to the content. It’s very distracting. 3. Either make longer episodes, or get rid of the padding. Episodes are extremely short yet are still padded with unnecessary recaps of the last episode and previews of the next. Plus an ultra long introduction with that awful music track playing behind it the whole time. The actual substance of the episodes can be so good, but then it’s over before it even started. Very frustrating as a listener. 4. It seems Amy has started talking very slowly this latest season, which is annoying as well. If this isn’t due to a physical reason, please change back to your normal cadence. Trust your audience. They can change the playback speed if they aren’t absorbing the information well enough. I really love the content of this show, but the issues above (especially the incessant music) makes it very difficult to enjoy overall.
  • MadWayne101
    Well done
    We need a lot more podcasts like this. The battle to save our planet is way to lopsided in favor of big oil. Wayne in San Francisco
  • - PC
    Simply Great Information
    A great look into the manipulation of citizens by a company with well-documented pollution issues. Underscores the hubris of Formosa Plastics and their total disregard for human and ecological impacts of their activities and products. - PC
  • midlomollee
    Just, so good
    Amy Westervelt belongs on the evening news. Or at least Dateline or something like that. I truly believe that would make the world a better place.
  • Phila-Dan
    A lot of things just “clicked” for me
    I’ve been getting a lot out of this podcast since discovering it recently, but the July 30, 2021 episode explained so many confusing things about plastics and covid that I had observed but couldn’t quite grasp before. I appreciate the hushed tone of the storytelling, the solid journalism, and the unapologetic perspective that we can do better for this world than we’ve done.
  • Krenee89
    Well researched and informative
    Thank you for sharing these investigations with everyone!
  • artichoke82
    Don’t hesitate
    Drilled is seriously good, I heard about this podcast via the hot take podcast as well as how to save a planet podcast and well I hesitated because I was afraid, to have the wool pulled from my eyes completely. Three months later I finally dove in and binged all of seasons 1-3 and I must say once again, don’t hesitate just listen! Amy is as great a story teller as she is an investigator. Rather than pulling the wool, it was peeled back gently and gracefully with eloquence context and intelligence.
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