Episode for January 23, 2023
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18 mins Maura Quint is a humor writer and activist whose work has been featured in publications such as McSweeneys and The New Yorker. She was named one of Rolling Stone’s top 25 funniest twitter accounts of 2016. When not writing comedy, Maura has worked extensively with non-profits in diverse sectors including political action campaigns, international arts collectives and health and human services organizations. She has never been officially paid to protest but did once find fifteen cents on the ground at an immigrants’ rights rally and wanted to make sure that had been disclosed. She was the co founder and executive director of TaxMarch.org
She is now the Wealth Tax Campaign Director at the Americans for Tax Fairness
55 Mins Emily Atkin the author and founder of HEATED, a daily newsletter dedicated to original accountability reporting and analysis on the climate crisis.
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Previously, she was the climate staff writer at The New Republic, and the deputy climate editor at ThinkProgress. Her pieces have appeared in Newsweek, Slate, Mother Jones, and other places.
Emily’s mentor was the late investigative journalist Wayne Barrett.
Send Climate Story ideas to emily(at)heated(dot)world. Or find her on Twitter.