Climate Change Podcast Taping at Lincoln Hall to Benefit Friends

The Climate Pod podcast, hosted by brothers Ty and Brock Benefiel, will record a new episode on Nov. 18 at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall featuring comedy, music, and expert activists in the field of climate change.

The Climate Pod is a weekly podcast on environmental issues and climate news that can be heard on  iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Proceeds from the November 18 taping benefit Friends of the Chicago River, a 40-year-old non-profit organization that focuses on improving and protecting the waterway for people, plants and animals.

Scheduled guests include:

Comedian Adam Burke: A regular panelist on NPR's "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me."

Jill Hopkins of Vocalo: She is the host of The Morning AMp , Vocalo’s news, culture, and talk show, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Chad the Bird: The "Avian Op-Ed columnist" of the Paper Machete.

Appearing as panel guests will be representatives from:

 Sierra Club: The national environmental organization with more than 3.5 million members and activists.

Sunrise Movement: Via the New York Times: “Sunrise’s story, of a fledgling organization that has become a political power player in less than two years, is emblematic of the growing power of the grass-roots left.” An anti-fossil fuel organization founded by environmentalist and author Bill McKibbon.

Extinction Rebellion: Via the Guardian: "XR has adopted non-violent resistance, in which unarmed people engage in a coordinated set of strikes, rallies and boycotts to confront the authorities over environmental inaction."

Rising Tide: Rising Tide Chicago is affiliated with Rising Tide North America, a network of groups and individuals that use education and direct action to confront the root causes of climate change.

Friends of the Chicago River Executive Director Margaret Frisbie will answer questions to start the program.

The event is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets for $10 are available at

Previous episodes of The Climate Pod podcasts can be heard at