On this week’s podcast, Barbara Ehrenreich talks about the alarming rise in the death rate of middle-aged white working-class men, who are committing suicide and dying of drug overdoses and alcoholism.

Also: Rebecca Solnit explains the achievements and limitations of the Paris climate agreement, and the tasks facing the environmental movement now.

And John Powers reports on Canada’s popular new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, who has already welcomed Syrian refugees—and defended the Alberta tar sands.

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