Podcast will explore climate reparations, eco-anxiety, the climate effects of tech, and will feature interviews from artists, legislators, activists, and more
LOS ANGELES – Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning climate and environmental justice podcast ‘The Coolest Show’ launches season five today on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcats and Spotify. Hosted by Hip Hop Caucus President and CEO and climate justice leader Rev Lennox Yearwood Jr., the podcast connects the climate crisis to Black culture through solution-based conversations that reimagine a world where we all thrive. Each episode covers a different topic with featured experts, creatives, political leaders and activists that inform communities on the impacts of the climate crisis and how to address them with a racial justice framework.
Season five launches with a producers roundtable featuring host Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., and producers Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, Destiny Hodges, and DeJuan Cross. In this episode, they discuss major themes for this season, which include Black climate liberation, funding the climate justice movement, and the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Listen to the season premiere here.
“The Coolest Show is a community-driven nexus for the climate expert and those who are new to understanding our climate challenges, ” said host of ‘The Coolest Show’ Rev. Yearwood. “We honor the stories and lived experiences that are not often centered in conversations about climate impacts and solutions. Bringing diverse perspectives to the forefront of our fight for our planet builds the ideas, connections and creative possibilities that will lead us to a world where we all thrive.”
The Coolest Show released a special episode (March 23) on the Silicon Valley Bank collapse featuring Marilyn Waite, director of the Climate Finance Fund, Kristal Hansley, founder & CEO of WeSolar, and Hip Hop Caucus’ Economic Justice, Justice Paid in Full Campaigns Director Stephone Coward. The guests discussed the connections between climate and economic justice, and a vision for success for Black, Brown and Indigenous communities and future generations.
With nearly 150 episodes across four seasons, ‘The Coolest Show’ has reached more than 180,000 listeners. ‘The Coolest Show’ is also a four-time W3 Gold Award winner for Public Service and Activism, and Community (2021-2022).
In previous seasons, ‘The Coolest’ Show has curated episode series on petrochemicals, transportation justice, the Congressional Black Caucus, and LGBTQ leadership in the climate movement. Previous guests include Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, peace advocate Dr. Bernice A. King, actress Regina Hall (Nine Perfect Strangers), actress Alyssa Milano (Charmed) and actor Kendrick Sampson (Insecure).
The Coolest Show is presented by Hip Hop Caucus’ THINK 100% PODCASTS platform. For more information and full episodes, visit thecoolestshow.com.
About Hip Hop Caucus
Formed in 2004, the Hip Hop Caucus (HHC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process. Through a collaborative leadership network, HHC addresses core issues affecting underserved communities. HHC programs and campaigns support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders.
About The Coolest Show
The Coolest Show is a weekly podcast that reimagines how Black, Indigenous, and Brown people thrive in our environment. Now in its fourth season, The Coolest Show brings together brilliant leaders from Black culture, grassroots organizing, and politics to discuss how we fight the racist policies that have led to the climate crisis in our communities. ‘The Coolest Show’ is presented by Hip Hop Caucus’ THINK100% PODCASTS platform. Follow ‘The Coolest Show’ on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @Think100Climate.