Hip Hop Caucus Launches Season Six of Award-Winning Climate Podcast ‘The Coolest Show’

Podcast will explore urban greening, artivism, the evolution of slave plantations to petrochemical hubs in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley, 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 six today on Apple Podcasts 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. 

To kick off Earth Month, the season six premiere features a conversation with The Coolest Show host Rev Yearwood Jr. and the Founder and Executive Director of Great Plains Action Society Sikowis Nobiss. In this episode, they discuss the layers of Indigenous identity, the pollution that’s changing the Mississippi River, and the resulting impacts on local water supplies in BIPOC communities. Listen to the season premiere here.

“This season, ‘The Coolest Show’ is bringing in new voices, who from varying their perspectives, build on the central idea that climate and environmental justice isn’t achieved without racial justice,” said host of ‘The Coolest Show’ Rev Yearwood. “During this critical election year, we explore the role of artists in the movement, the connections between slavery and environmental degradation in Cancer Alley, and the legislative efforts that aim to roll back climate progress. From across regions and cultures, we are uplifting creative ideas about how we work together to build systems and ways of being that liberate Black, Brown and Indigenous communities and support the well-being of the planet and of us all.” 

With over 200 episodes across five 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.