Episode 18: Racecar Driver, Climate Advocate Aaron Telitz

Aaron Telitz

Citizens’ Climate Radio is a monthly podcast hosted by CCL volunteer Peterson Toscano. Browse all our past episodes here, and check out the latest episode in the post below.

Today on the show, Peterson introduces listeners to an unlikely climate advocate: Aaron Telitz, an Indy car racer. Originally from Birchwood, Wis., Aaron grew up at a fishing resort and could filet a bluegill fish in 25 seconds. Wanting to experience the thrill of more speed, Aaron turned to amateur car racing, which led to professional racing.

This past season he did something radical—he charged himself a carbon fee for all of the oil, gas, and tires he used. Peterson interviews Aaron about his incredibly fast yet surprisingly efficient car, carbon pricing, Aaron’s favorite foods, and much more.



Art House

Hope Clark

Hope Clark

Hope Clark is the director of Wheelbarrow Productions. A trained dancer from the USA, Hope began doing community art in Northern Africa. Now based in Kent County, Md., Hope has turned her attention toward climate change. She is working on a community art piece called Make a Movement. Learn how she is attempting to use movement and a very large parachute to help community members young and old to explore climate change.


Hear an answer to last month’s puzzler question: Are these recent extreme weather events in the USA and beyond caused by climate change?

This month, instead of a true puzzler, Peterson wants some feedback: Do you like this puzzler question segment? Is it helpful? Should we continue with it? Do you have puzzler question suggestions? Get back to Peterson by December 20, 2017. Write him at radio (at) citizensclimate (dot) org.

Dig Deeper

Next month’s episode, which drops on December 25, will explore mental health issues and climate change. You can hear Citizens’ Climate Radio on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Podbean, Northern Spirit Radio, and TuneIn Radio. Also, feel free to connect with other listeners, suggest program ideas, and respond to programs in the Citizens’ Climate Radio Facebook group or on Twitter at @CitizensCRadio.