Planet: Critical

It's a critical time for our planet: We face a global energy crisis, economic crisis, and ecological crisis. Corruption and inequality are a huge part of the problem, but so is the complexity of the mess we’ve gotten ourselves into. Cleaning it up requires critical thinking. It demands seeing the big picture. This project attempts to do so.


The newsletter investigates political and climate corruption in exclusive investigations about Hollywood stars and billion dollar companies.


Critical interviews with critical thinkers at the frontline of the energy, economic and ecological crises, featuring journalists, scientists, activists, artists, technologists and economists.

“An excellent podcast” - Steve Keen

Planet: Critical “is doing great things that deserve a much wider audience.” - Blair Fix

“It’s rare that an interview be so nuanced and layered.” - Joelle Taylor

Planet: Critical “gives an intoxicating (if a little paralysing) level of nuance to the economic/climate crisis we find ourselves in.” - The Living Philosophy

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About Rachel

“Rachel is bright, energetic and knowledgable.” - Nate Hagens

“I found Rachel to be keenly inquisitive and fun to speak with.” - Carey King

I am a writer and journalist who took a stint away from media to teach politics and journalism at French universities. I returned to launch this site and subsequently became producer of the award-winning Radio Free Sarawak and an investigative journalist with Sarawak Report, focusing on climate corruption.

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Knowledge is the only renewable fuel we have, and Planet: Critical spreads it like wildfire. No interview, investigation or information will ever be hidden behind a paywall on Planet: Critical. Those who support the podcast with a paid subscription do not gain access to exclusive content—they keep Planet: Critical free and accessible to all.