The Crisis

The Crisis

Publisher: Vice

Critic Rating: 4.0/5

Description

An investigation into the deadly fight over the environment and who controls it. In Season 1 we delve into the murders of three Colombian coal miners who were working for an Alabama coal company, and unravel a decades-long saga of bribery, scandal, civil war, and death. From VICE News.


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

Phoebe Lett - New York Times - Apr 17, 2021

"If you love the true-crime genre, this new investigative series from Vice News is a must. As “The Crisis” makes clear with its gripping narrative structure, this energy source isn’t just destructive after it’s burned but long before, in the exploited places where fossil fuels are extracted."

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Score: 3

James Marriot - The Times UK - Apr 16, 2021

"It is especially wearing given the show also suffers from the long-winded self-seriousness that is so prevalent in this kind of narrative journalism podcast. Nevertheless, if you can hang on in there, concentrate hard (and, even better, speak Spanish) I think you will be rewarded. The story is important and you will feel better and worthier for knowing about it."

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Score: 4.5

Miranda Sawyer - The Guardian - Apr 3, 2021

"At first listen it’s a true-crime series, focusing on the murder of three Colombian coal-mining union leaders more than 20 years ago. But it’s really about climate change. The Crisis is a brave and resourceful attempt to reframe the climate crisis in an immediately human light, to demonstrate that the mining of fossil fuels can cause direct harm to people long before the effects of environmental change do."

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