Ep 137 // John Cook on Climate Change Communication w/ Joe Virgillito / ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Premiere DateNov 22, 2019
00:00 Intro
01:22 START /// John Cook on Climate Change Communication w/ Joe Virgillito
02:14 Discovering the paper trail that proved the fossil fuel industry knew about the effects of climate change
03:45 Climate deniers attack scientific consensus
05:35 Comparing the fossil fuel industry’s strategy to big tobacco
07:00 The bleakness of researching climate change denial
09:03 Three ways to inoculate against disinfo about climate change and the difficulty of doing so
11:15 New mobile game called ‘Cranky Uncle’ helps explain denial techniques
13:23 Using the mobile game in classroom settings, etc.
15:42 Categories and terms used in the game
21:06 The role of conspiracy theories factor in climate change denial
21:56 “Favorite” conspiracy theories
23:35 Reasons to be hopeful
28:23 Wrapping up /// END
28:44 1st Person: Justice // Not Changing Himself For NYC
32:56 Movie Review: Charles Hinshaw on ‘Ford v Ferrari
35:00 Movie Chat w/ Charles Hinshaw & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
58:27 “Speculator” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) Alpenglow
66:32 Outro / Credits
77:23 Finish.

Contributor Joe Virgillito speaks with author and researcher John Cook about the ways in which we communicate about climate change, including how to approach disinformation from skeptics and deniers of the science.

Later in the episode, Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ directed by James Mangold and starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Josh Lucas, and Tracy Letts — out now from Twentieth Century Fox.

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by New York band Alpenglow, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

Mentioned in the episode:

Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…
Reg. Contributors Charles Hinshaw Joe Virgillito