This week, journalist and activist Naomi Klein joins hosts Dave and Josh to investigate PragerU’s “educational” videos on climate science and green technologies. The videos are a masterclass in climate denialism.

Klein, who has authored several influential books (including This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate), points out how the fossil fuel-funded groups behind videos like these have shifted tactics in the years since COVID, from a strategy of “hard denialism” to an ideological rhetoric of “personal freedoms.”

Here are the PragerU videos discussed with Naomi Klein this week:

Dave and Josh also have a lengthy discussion about the recent Vanity Fair exposé detailing the culture of fear that surrounded the actors and TV writers on the landmark mystery series Lost. The article sheds light on many of the same toxic Hollywood workplace issues being raised in the current Writers Guild of America strike. (Here's TV writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach’s follow-up statement responding to the article.)

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