The Knefels

Location: NYC // With BTR Since: 2010 // Twitter

John and Molly Knefel are journalists, writers, and co-hosts of the daily political podcast Radio Dispatch.

John covers foreign policy, criminal justice, civil liberties, and harm reduction, with bylines at Buzzfeed, Vice, and Rolling Stone. He's appeared on This American Life, Al Jazeera, Democracy Now and more.

Molly covers youth and education, in reporting at places like Rolling Stone and The Nation, and in essays at The New Inquiry and The Toast. She's been on 30 Rock and the critically acclaimed web series High Maintenance.

Both Molly and John have a background in comedy and performance, and they produced a web series together called John and Molly Get Along. John tweets at @johnknefel and Molly tweets at @mollyknefel. You can find more information about Radio Dispatch at

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Doug Jones wins in Alabama, and a celebratory pile of listener mail. Doug Jones Photo courtesy of Digital Campaign Manager Doug Jones for Senate via Wikimedia Commons | listen

12/14/17 // John Knefel // Sanitizing Trump

Many euphemisms have been used to describe President Trump and the behaviors and opinions he and his allies exhibit. John Knefel argues that these euphemisms obscure certain truths and result in false… | watch

12/13/17 // The Keaton Roller Coaster

A young boy and his family’s backstory brings the internet on a roller coaster about bullying and racism, the New York Times’ style guide is unbearable in its efforts at neutrality, and Trump’s… | listen

12/12/17 // Final Thoughts on the Alabama Election

It’s the day of the special election in Alabama and we look at the discourse around evangelicals and Trump, a Washington Post story looks in detail at how the tax plan abandoned the middle class,… | listen

12/11/17 // Roy Moore Thinks Slavery Made America Great

Roy Moore thinks America was great during slavery, and listener responses to some of our recent discussions.      photo courtesy of United States Congress via Wikimedia Commons | listen

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