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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Barbara Freese. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Barbara Freese, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Barbara Freese. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Barbara Freese, often where they are interviewed.

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Write On! Radio – Barbara Freese / Pete Carlson

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Dave Fettig speaks with Barbara Freese, author of Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change. She is an environmental attorney and a former Minnesota assistant attorney general. Her interest in corporate denial was sparked by cross-examining coal industry witnesses disputing the science of climate change. That earlier work led to the publication of Coal: A Human History, a New York Times Notable Book

Josh talks with Pete Carlson about his new noir thriller Ukrainian Nights. Pete Carlson was raised in the Minneapolis area, where he graduated with his BSc and MBA from the University of Minnesota. After graduation he began developing a successful career in commercial real estate. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado.  

Jul 12 2020

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JRE #1500 Barbara Freese & Joe Rogan: Climate Change and Radium - Quarantine Side Chat July 2nd

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Today we review JRE #1500 with Barbara Freese & Joe Rogan. They discuss a myriad of topics from Radium to Climate change deniers. Stay Strong.

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Jul 02 2020

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#1500 - Barbara Freese

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Barbara Freese is an author, environmental attorney and a former Minnesota assistant attorney general. Her latest book Industrial-Strength Denial is now available: https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520296282/industrial-strength-denial

Jul 01 2020

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Good Law | Bad Law - When Corporations Lie: A Conversation w/ Barbara Freese

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Do corporations lie to avoid being held liable for harms their products or practices cause?  Of course they do.

Aaron Freiwald, Managing Partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Barbara Freese, an author and an attorney, to talk about corporate denial and to discuss her new book, Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change.

Faced with claims that they are hurting people or the planet, corporations have a long history of denying evidence, blaming victims, complaining of witch hunts, attacking their critics’ motives, and otherwise rationalizing their harmful activities. In today’s conversation, Aaron and Barbara tackle corporate denial, exploring the reasons why and how this can happen, as it has throughout our history.  Exploring eight case studies, from the British slave trade in the late 1700s through the climate change debate raging now, Barbara looks for reasons why corporations deny, deceive and, at times, outright lie.  Factors include tribalism, human nature, morality and social responsibility, power, economic inequality, social media, and more. Barbara argues that corporate denial campaigns have led to dangerous practices that cause widespread suffering, death, and environmental destruction.

What can be done to combat corporate denial?

Barbara and Aaron explore the social responsibility of corporations, examining the impact of our fractured media society, corporate and market cultures, curated confusion and manufactured doubt, as well as corporations and democracy. With a new generation of young activists rising up to protest companies involved in causing climate change and structural causes of racial and wealth inequality, there is hope for pressing for political and legal changes that will reduce the power and influence of corporations that engage in deceit and denial.

Barbara Freese is an environmental attorney, an energy policy analyst, and a former Minnesota assistant attorney general. She is also the author of Coal: A Human History, a New York Times Notable Book. Barbara’s interest in corporate denial was sparked by cross-examining coal industry witnesses disputing the science of climate change. Listen now to find out more!

To learn more about Barbara, please visit her website here.

To learn more about Barbara’s latest book, Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change, please click here.

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Guest: Barbara Freese

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Jun 26 2020

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Barbara Freese: On Corporate Denial in the Age of the Pandemic

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Barbara Freese is the author of Coal: A Human History, a New York Times Notable Book. She is an environmental attorney and a former Minnesota assistant attorney general. Her interest in corporate denial was sparked by cross-examining coal industry witnesses disputing the science of climate change. She lives in St. Paul.

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Jun 01 2020

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Barbara Freese: Industrial Strength Denial

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The next time you hear the White House assert that up is down and down is up, consider what paved the way for this template of mendacity. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with environmental attorney and author Barbara Freese about her new book, “Industrial Strength Denial.” Freese takes us on a historical tour of the havoc that big business has wreaked on the planet and on truth itself. We discuss the climate change denial movement and how it relates to the Trump Administration’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the pernicious legacy of leaded gasoline.

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May 26 2020

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239) Barbara Freese: Examining corporate denial from the slave trade to climate change

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Barbara Freese is an environmental attorney, former Minnesota assistant attorney general, and author of several books including her latest, Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change.

In this podcast episode, Barbara sheds light on how we can connect the dots of various case studies of corporate denialism to determine which tactics are commonly deployed; how we can combat the effects of corporate denial that have caused long-lasting public confusion and divisiveness; and more.

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May 25 2020

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former Minnesota Attorney General Barbara Freese on her book Industrial-Strength Denial (5/12/20)

Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI Radio in New York
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Former Minnesota Attorney General and environmental attorney Barbara Freese stared corporate denial in the face when cross-examining coal industry witnesses over a decade ago who were disputing the science of climate change. The experience inspired her to research all of the damage that corporate denial had caused in recent years. The resulting book, “Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change” is a sobering look at the dynamics of delusion and public deception. Join us for a conversation with Barbara Freese on the dangers of misinformation at the hands of powerful companies in this installment of Leonard Lopate at Large on WBAI.

May 12 2020

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Episode 214: Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change, with Barbara Freese

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My guest is Barbara Freese. Her newest book is Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change. In it she argues that corporations faced with proof that they are hurting people or the planet have a long history of denying evidence, blaming victims, complaining of witch hunts, attacking their critics’ motives, and otherwise rationalizing their harmful activities. Denial campaigns have let corporations continue dangerous practices that cause widespread suffering, death, and environmental destruction. And, by undermining social trust in science and government, corporate denial has made it harder for our democracy to function.

Special Guest: Barbara Freese.

May 10 2020

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