Guest essay by Eric Worrall
On Climate Change with Joe Inslee is Joe Biden’s effort to explain his climate policies.
Joe Biden has a podcast, and there’s an episode on climate change
By Zoya Teirstein on Apr 27, 2020 at 3:55 am
The public rarely gets access to the real Joe Biden. His team keeps the gaffe-prone 77-year-old on a tight leash on the campaign trail. That strategy has paid off handsomely; the former vice president is now the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. But there is a way to get access to the inner workings of Uncle Joe’s brain, and it doesn’t require sneaking past the Secret Service.
Biden has taken a tip from the entire male population of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and started his own podcast. It’s called Here’s the Deal — possibly the most on-brand title of a podcast in the history of the genre.
Inslee plugs his endorsement again on the podcast. “I can’t wait to have an optimist back in the White House,” he tells Biden. The whole thing sounds like a voicemail two of your grandparents left you — wholesome, if a bit rambly. Except in this case one of the grandparents is gearing up for what may be the most consequential election of our lifetimes. “Wash your hands,” Inslee, sounding concerned, tells Biden toward the end of the episode. “I did!” Biden assures him.
…Read more: https://grist.org/politics/joe-biden-has-a-podcast-yes-and-theres-an-episode-about-climate-change/
I listened to the whole podcast. Lots of “yes we can do it”, but not a lot of substance about what he actually plans to do. Normally I take a few notes and provide a summary, and maybe offer a critique, but there was nothing to summarise. I thought about listening to it again, see if I missed anything, but decided not to.