The Congressman leading the House Oversight investigation into Big Oil reflects on this past year's triumphs and struggles.
I appreciated the audio version. Thanks!
Love the podcast format!
Love the audio option for long interviews!
I love the audio and would definitely listen over read whenever you decide to do it. Thanks for this interview!
I listened to the interview this morning (only had time to read the transcript last night) and heard you mention the tobacco settlement and number of states party to it. Now I feel like an idiot with the beginning of my other comment, because you brought up exactly that already.
So sorry about that!
Please keep the podcasts coming!
I loved listening to the podcast while driving to pick up my kids - I didn’t have time to read it. So thank you and please continue the podcast format
I do appreciate the audio. Sometimes, especially when pressing people for answers, you can get better feel for what their saying when you hear them say it.
I thought Ro was a woman (I generally read, not watch news)! So this was an immediate plus of a podcast!
I'm one of the people that'd prefer listen and I dig it. As an amateur podcaster, I'd suggest if you already pay for Zoom, that may be a tad better for recording these. If the person needs to use the phone, you can send them the meeting's phone number/PIN. Then you'll have fuller sound from them, less room tone on your end, and you get a track for each person, so you can cut out any noise going on from whichever person's not speaking.
Also relatively inexpensive is the Zoom P4 (different company also called Zoom), which you would need a mic/XLR cable for you and whoever else is speaking in person, but it can also connect to and record from your computer via USB or your phone via bluetooth.
But this still sounded good. Looking forward to the next ones.
It’s great, and you have a fantastic voice for radio / podcasts! Thank you!
Thank you so much for the audio version. It's super helpful to be able to listen while doing childcare that makes demands on my eyes.
Thank you for doing the audio version. Definitely a nice option! I had subscribed to the private RSS feed in my podcast app, but there are no episodes since 2021. Maybe a tech support question, idk. Either way, listening in the browser was totally tolerable.
Thank you for the amazing interview!
On your point about how there was Republican buy in with the the Big Tobacco litigation and settlement, I looked up the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement and the attorney generals of *46* states were party to the settlement. If there is any sort of similar settlement, which I'm hopeful there will be, partly because of your awesome work, there won't be anywhere near the same number of states for the reasons mentioned, which is depressing to think about.
Also something I noticed, again a similarity between Big Tobacco and current actions to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for their climate denial, is the lack of any action by other countries. I can't find anything that says European countries for example, at least attempted action against their tobacco companies for lying about the dangers about smoking, and I can't find anything that whatever would be the state attorney general or House Oversight Committee equivalent in other countries is investigating fossil fuel companies for climate denial.
I thought maybe other countries tobacco companies didn't engage in lies about smoking like American companies did and that is why, but I KNOW Shell and BP engaged in climate denial so I don't understand what the deal is. I really would like to know if these countries don't have similar fraud or false advertising laws and RICO, like what got the tobacco companies and what will hopefully get fossil fuel companies.
Also you probably have seen this, but I just wanted to mention for other readers Molly Taft's article about how Chevron in a legal filing says it isn't responsible for any disinformation about climate change because climate change was mentioned in cartoons.
It would almost be funny if it wasn't completely depressing.
Again thank you for all the work you do!