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The Daily Beat's Year in Review featuring your new host Lisa Autz.
We celebrate the end of the year by revisiting part 2 of our Four Year Anniversary show, with special guests Natasha…
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We ease you out of 2014 by re-airing part 1 of our four year anniversary show, with the amazing guests Melissa Gira…
The independent photographer Robert Leutheuser began traveling in the Middle East in the 1990s. He found himself drawn…
Part 1 of the Daily Beat's Year in Review featuring your new host Lisa Autz
We revisit an interview with Jesse Myerson from his trip to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, and read a lot of listener…
2014: A Year in Review
COUNTDOWN: The Daily Beat reviews the year with some of our favorite episodes!
We revisit an amazing interview with Kiera Feldman about sexual assault and rape at God's Harvard, and get to a bunch of…
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We revisit one of our favorite interviews of all time, with Fanny Faye, the Insecure Chef. Also: a re-reading of two…
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We play two of our favorite segments of all time, one is a piece about John's temp job at Cartier around Christmas time,…
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The best of the best comedians and writers in New York get together at the end of every month to share their wild and…
We re-air a recent interview with Todd Miller about his new book Border Patrol Nation. Also: listener mail!
Dornith Doherty has been traveling around the world photographing seed vaults. There are about 1400 or so seed vaults in…
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We revisit an amazing interview with Mariame Kaba on the militarization of police, the politics of Elf on a Shelf, and…
Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, and A Christmas Carol
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The US begins normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba, US officials claim North Korea was behind the Sony hack, New…
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A producer of a new Frontline documentary joins us to discuss the juvenile criminal system, Pakistan responds to a…
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Two new polls show broad support for torture among Americans, a protester is accused of violence on the Brooklyn Bridge,…
COUNTDOWN: The Daily Beat reviews the year with some of our favorite episodes!
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss how the recently passed spending bill weakens Wall Street regulations, Dick Cheney…
For years Michael Light has been photographing the American West from above. He flies his own plane or sometimes rents a…
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CIA director John Brennan defended the agency and dodged questions about torture at a press conference, bringing black…
Micah Nathan is the author of the collection Jack the Bastard and Other Stories, along with the internationally…
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A Guantanamo Bay attorney speaks out about the new details of his client's torture, continuing fallout from the Senate…
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Marcy Wheeler joins us to discuss the Senate Intelligence committee's torture report, and we spend the rest of the hour…
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Raven Rakia joins us to discuss the non-indictment in the Eric Garner case, as well as the continuing protests around…
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Continuing fall-out in the Rolling Stone UVA case, the Pentagon transfers six Guantanamo prisoners to Uruguay, and…
This week on the show my guests are graphic designers Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz. Their book is called 500 45s: A…
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Protesters march through streets in numerous cities nationwide following the lack of indictment in the killing of Eric…
George welcomes comedian Gonazalo Cordova into the studio to discuss their shared experience of being film majors,…
When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and…
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We spend the hour on the grand jury's refusal to return an indictment against the Staten Island officer in the killing…
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Ashton Carter is the likely to be the next Secretary of Defense, the media goes after Rolling Stone's UVA story, and…
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An anonymous NYPD official acknowledges the counterterrorism unit spied on Ferguson solidarity protesters, a complicated…
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New video evidence in the Tamir Rice shooting by police contradicts the official story, a UN panel excoriates US…
Bradley Garrett is a photographer, researcher and accomplished Urban Explorer. About 7 years ago Bradley left his job as…
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Washington stalls on demilitarization of the police, and a bunch of listener mail.
The United States military currently views cyberspace as the “fifth domain” of warfare (alongside land, air, sea,…
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We celebrate the day after Thanksgiving by re-airing our interview with Chepe in which we discuss alternatives to…
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Celebrate Thanksgiving with us by enjoying our previously aired interview with Daliya Karnofsky, as well as a bunch of…
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Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the grand jury's lack of indictment in Ferguson, and thoughts on the protests,…
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The best of the best comedians and writers in New York get together at the end of every month to share their wild and…
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is resigning amid scrutiny on Obama's national security team, Rudy Guiliani's rampant…
Claire Carter is a curator at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona. Her new show is called Covert…
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We spend the hour getting inside the largest physical security convention in the northeast.
George welcomes the wonderfully absurd Ben Kronberg (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Last Comic Standing) to the show to…
From the Olympics to the NBA Finals, from the World Series to the Tour de France, from high-tech labs in Canberra and…
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The Senate fails to pass a bill meant to reform the NSA, a rapper's album may send him to jail, the media gets very…
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A personal essay from journalist Gregory Johnsen about narrowly escaping a kidnapping in Yemen, thousands of Pakistanis…
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Bryce Covert on mid-term minimum wage referenda, an Uber executive suggests conducting a smear campaign against a…
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Frontline's Marcela Gaviria joins us to discuss their latest documentary examining the relationship between US tire…
Photographer Liz Nielsen works in a room above a boxing gym that is just as much a laboratory as it is an artist's…
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Teachers respond to Time Magazine's anti-teacher cover, US officials engage in double speak at the UN convention against…
Obstacle course races and mud runs such as Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, and Muddy Buddy are…
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Sharda Sekaran on the recent marijuana referenda, the UN reviews the US record on torture, and the merits of inviting a…
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Who judges the judges, why innocent people take plea deals, and listener mail about musicals.
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How the FBI ensnares people in terrorism cases with charges of lying, and Piers Morgan and Andrew Sullivan are feeling…
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A proposed rehab center for ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees in Yemen is making little progress, gendered toys for children,…
Matt Jones is an artist working in Brooklyn NY. His paintings and drawings are deeply influenced by the big mysteries of…
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Looking at why white women didn't vote for Wendy Davis, what a new AUMF might mean for US foreign policy, and listener…
In this episode George welcomes writer and performer Meredith Hackman to discuss her improv team's controversial name,…
Bad Paper is a riveting exposé, a moving story of an unlikely friendship, and a gritty narrative of how scrappy…
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Ron Krasnow on his cancer diagnosis and dealing with it with comedy, a Guantanamo prisoner is sent back to Kuwait, and…
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Alexandra Tempus joins us to discuss the increasing effects of climate change, and thoughts on the terrible mid-term…
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Part Two of Radio Dispatch Live 4 year anniversary show. Our guests are Natasha Lennard, Kade Crockford, and Ali Gharib.…
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Today we air part 1 of Radio Dispatch Live four year anniversary extravaganza. Our guests are Melissa Gira Grant, Mychal…
Brooklyn based painter Hiro Kurata paints hallucinatory scenes and portraits that revolve around a single character ---…
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Maya Schenwar joins us to discuss her new book, Locked Down, Locked Out, about why prisons don't work and better…
Derrick Bowman's sophomore year is a grind. He's been looking forward to the basketball season all summer, but his…
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More thoughts on street harassment, Chuck Hagel acknowledges the US war in the middle east will never end, and listener…
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The pros and cons of a viral street harassment video, the technologist who helped Snowden talk with Poitras and…
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The Post Office has monitored far more letters than previously known, the relationship between discourse on the left and…
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Alexis Goldstein on whether Democrats actually want to address wealth inequality, Governors Cuomo and Christie engage in…
The History of the Future in 100 Objects. You've probably seen a lot of these "History of .... in 100 Objects" books.…
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A doctor in New York City tests positive for Ebola, thoughts on Ross Douthat, the future of military commissions at…
On this episode of Spit Take Comedy George gets bodyslammed by the hilarity of Casey James Salengo as they discuss dad…
If only her father weren’t addicted to meth. If only she wasn’t such a bad girl (according to her mother). If only…
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There's no end in sight to the US drone war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, four former Blackwater mercenaries are found…
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Academics and early childhood education, more on the US's waffling on the convention against torture, and the listener…
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A Washington Post columnist writes the most irresponsible column in recent memory, a new report shows that marijuana…
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The best of the best comedians and writers in New York get together at the end of every month to share their wild and…
The dangers of the rhetoric of terrorism, more thoughts on employees freezing their eggs, and listener mail on…
Chinese artist and free speech activist Ai Weiwei is famous for butting heads with Chinese authorities. In 2008 he…
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The multiple ways special operations forces are stretched thin after 13 years of war, some additional thoughts on…
In 1938, nineteen-year-old ranch hand Bud Frazer sets out for Hollywood with his sights set on becoming a stunt rider in…
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The Pentagon covered up numerous instances of US soldiers being exposed to old chemical weapons in Iraq, Apple and…
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Discussing the Yes Mean Yes law in California, Jill Abramson regrets her stance on not pushing to publish James Risen's…
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Thoughts on privacy and privilege, the effects of telling young black Americans they are “at risk,” and Rosie's…
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Todd Miller joins us to discuss how the US is militarizing the southern border of Mexico, Malala Yousafzai wins the…
This week on the show, Alex Handy talks about the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, a non-profit based in…
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Sarah Silverman and the National Women's Law Center biff it in an effort to raise awareness about the gender pay gap,…
SPIT TAKE COMEDY is BTR's newest video series and podcast, hosted by George Flanagan. In this inaugural episode, George…
A small town girl leaves her troubled family and starts stripping—which introduces her to a community that keeps her…
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How ISIS gets its hostages, and the schools that are keeping their fun military weapons.
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Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss Eric Holder's failure to jail bankers and how banks are colluding with the NSA to…
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John Oliver's great segment on drones, a federal judge rules against the government and keeps a Guantanamo force-feeding…
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Andrea Grimes joins us to discuss a court ruling that will close all but eight abortion clinics in Texas, and charter…
In 1952 USAF Intelligence Chief Major General John Samford held a press conference to address a flood of UFO sightings…
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Molly's back at School, Syrian rebels are apparently not happy about US strikes, and a bunch of listener mail and…
With stories by Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Edith Wharton,…
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Danny Gold joins us to discuss his recent trip to Liberia to cover the Ebola outbreak, checking in on Ferguson, and…
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The US and Afghanistan sign an agreement that will keep 10,000 troops in that country after 2014, an NYC literary figure…
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Dispatches from a juvenile justice conference, and de Blasio's revised school discipline plan.
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We air part 2 of Radio Dispatch Live with Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux, where we discuss the history of the…
Los Angeles-based artist Aspen Mays uses science as a lens to explore the vexing and unanswerable questions of life: …
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Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux join us for the latest Radio Dispatch Live, maybe our best one yet. In part 1, we…
Lisa Delarios has been wowing New York City crowds with her quirky comedic sensibility for years and has produced a…
Adolescence now lasts longer than ever before. And as world-renowned expert on adolescent psychology Dr. Laurence…
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Checking in on the tragic police shooting of John Crawford, ESPN suspends Bill Simmons for longer than the NFL suspended…
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Guy Schaffer joins us to discuss the climate march and broader issues related to the changing environment, and Obama…
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Nick Pinto joins us to discuss Monday's climate action Flood Wall Street, the US begins bombing ISIS targets and others…
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The best of the best comedians and writers in New York get together at the end of every month to share their wild and…
One day after the gigantic People's Climate March, organizers plan direct action protests on Wall Street. Also, Molly is…
Sage Field, Lone Pine Ridge,Idaho For six years, photographer Adrain Chesser travelled around the American West,…
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Jason Leopold joins us to discuss a recently released CIA memo authorizing the killing of US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki,…
This week on Book Talk we address a very sobering topic that seems to be everywhere in the news right now: Domestic…
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Bryce Covert of ThinkProgress joins us to discuss the continuing gender wage gap and organizing among low-wage workers,…
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Peter Hart joins us to discuss the media's coverage of ISIS and Obama's expansion of the war, Molly phones in to discuss…
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GoFundMe disallows a woman trying to raise money for an abortion, and a Missouri lawmaker is suing because the ACA…
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Actor and playwright Susan-Jane Harrison joins us to discuss her new solo show and a brief history of women in theater,…
Photographer Laura Plageman is know for a body of work called the Response Series. The project is a collection of…
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Raven Rakia joins us to discuss generational divides in Ferguson, and a bunch of listener mail.
In this episode of Spit Take Comedy, we discover that Joe Cocozzello isn't just a comedian, but rather a wild stallion…
Young art curator Ernst Vogler travels to Italy on what is supposed to be a brief assignment: escorting the…
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Greg Basta joins us to discuss the key takeaways from the Zephyr Teachout campaign against Gov Andrew Cuomo, Obama…
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Jessica Luther on gendered violence in sports, Zephyr Teachout's amazing and unlikely showing in the New York Democratic…
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The White House responds to the Ravens firing Ray Rice after video of him hitting his then-fiance is released, majority…
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How Kabul is changing as the US occupation winds down, Obama says US may fight ISIS for next three years, BDB is…
For the last 10 years, photographer Rachel Sussman has been traveling the world to photograph the oldest living things…
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Reactions to some progressive critiques of Joan Rivers' politics, Politico runs a Greenwald hit piece, and an…
Kate Maruyama - Harrowgate... Michael should be overjoyed by the birth of his son, but his wife, Sarah won't let him…
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It's the first day of school and we've got education policy to discuss, a high ranking counter-terrorism official walks…
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A NYT op-ed on why Pre-K is good but not enough, school discipline guidelines in NYC will remain the same, and ISIS…
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The recent leak of private nude photographs is the latest attempt to remind women they are always vulnerable, the US…
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A US citizen dies fighting in Syria and reignites the debate on radicalization, and Bratton feuds with the New York City…
Phyllis Baldino is a video artist based in Brooklyn. In her videos and photographs Baldino explores scientific…
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For today's special Labor Day episode, we devote the hour – more or less – to listener mail we've been neglecting…
Episode 4 of Spit Take Comedy is a straight up George-fest! George invites hilarious comedian George Gordon to talk…
Serena is a Bermudian jazz singer whose mental health problems lead her to abandon her daughter “Artie.” Artie’s…
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Chepe joins us to discuss his work with violence deescalation, alternatives to policing, and exciting activism happening…
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The Obama administration is reportedly considering beginning airstrikes in Syria, so-called anti-rape nail polish, and…
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Surveying the support services available for youth in Ferguson, various reaction to the “no angel” profile of…
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The best of the best comedians and writers in New York get together at the end of every month to share their wild and…
The New York Times obituary of Michael Brown refers to him as “no angel” and suggests his interest in rap music was…
San Francisco based photographer Jin Zhu's new project is called Endless Stream. The project looks at California's…
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Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss Bank of America's recent record settlement, Bloomberg News has some handwringing…
Photo Week with Jonathan & Danielle Leder, Tom Rupolo, and Lyle Owerko
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Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss the protests in Ferguson and his arrest at the hands of the local police. Also, data…
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Mariame Kaba (aka PrisonCulture on twitter) joins us to discuss the problems with only focusing on militarized police,…
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Another night of police violence in Ferguson, Obama gives another disappointing press conference, and friend of the show…
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Governor Nixon calls in the National Guard following continued social unrest in Fegruson, Missouri. Also, Molly is back…
In her new book Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild Obsessive Hunt for the World' s Rarest 78rpm Records music writer…
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Parker Marie Molloy joins us to discuss the TERF article, panic over trans teens taking hormones, and more. Also, we…
George welcomes hip-hop freestylist extraordinaire Chaz Kangas to fill us in on his newest release, The Rex Manning Day…
When is the work of two people together greater than what either could do on their own? As long as we’ve been…
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Molly Crabapple joins us to discuss her trip to construction sites at Abu Dhabi, and Rivera Sun joins us to discuss her…
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Jason Leopold joins us to discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report, an update on the status of…
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Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the state of Israel and Palestine, as well as how Iranian nuclear negotiations are going.…
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Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the problems with Broken Windows and My Brother's Keeper. Also, a field piece…
That's photographer Andy Freeberg talking about his project called Guardians. It's one of two body's of work he has been…
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The Washington Post debunks claims Campbell Brown made on the Colbert Report, and Andrew Sullivan's readers weigh in on…
Four Corners is a bare-knuckled debut novel by Wally Rudolph, written in the style of Daniel Woodrell, Barry Hannah, and…
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Civilian oversight board in New York City suggests there should be fewer stop and frisk investigations, a Belgian…
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New documents published by The Intercept shed light on the government's terrorism databases and no-fly lists, several…
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Nick Pinto joins us to discuss the arrest of a police-watch activist, a new report details widespread brutality at…
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Obama says that following the attacks on 9/11 the United States “tortured some folks,” Eric Garner's death is ruled…
Filmmaker Robert Fantinatto is the director of I Dream of Wires, a new documentary devoted to the history and recent…
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CIA Director John Brennan has been caught lying about the CIA spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee, a new report…
Episode 4 of Spit Take Comedy is a straight up George-fest! George invites hilarious comedian George Gordon to talk…
Wendy C. Ortiz was an only child and a bookish, insecure girl living with alcoholic parents in the San Fernando Valley…
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Daliya Karnofsky joins us to discuss her one-woman show And She Bakes, the US restocks Israel's arsenal, and listener…
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Israel has bombed another school in Gaza, Rashid Khalidi on collective punishment in Gaza, and a bunch of listener mail.
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Markus Harwood-Jones on his new film about trans communities throughout the US and Canada, Michelle Goldberg's…
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Michael Kirk joins us to discuss his latest Frontline documentary on the US occupation of Iraq, a new human rights…
Photographer Emil Hartvig is based in Copenhagen, but recently he came to the United States and traveled through the…
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It's our latest edition of Radio Dispatch LIVE. Our guests on today's show are MSNBC's Irin Carmon and Aram Schvey from…
Everybody’s fighting in Maximilian’s world: a couple of cranky tías who, like lucha libre rudos, will stop at…
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The Intercept publishes the government's guidelines for including a person on one of any number of watchlists, Israel…
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Our continued coverage of Israel's assault on Gaza, the NYPD kills a man with a chokehold, and a luxury apartment…
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We discuss an essay on Jacobin titled “Why I'm not a liberal,” and replay an interview with Amnesty International's…
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The best of the best comedians and writers in New York get together at the end of every month to share their wild and…
We spend the hour on Janet Mock's memoir Redefining Realness, the latest entry in our Radio Dispatch book club.
Over the last few years Lisa Elmaleh has been driving her homemade, portable darkroom through the American southeast…
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Israeli Defense Forces begin a ground invasion of Gaza, the geopolitical implications of the downed Malaysia passenger…
Episode 3 of The Spit Take finds George sitting down to chat with the lovely Jo Firestone. Not only is she hilarious and…
The Amado Women is the story of four very different women, linked by birth struggling to reconnect.
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The US media is a spectacular failure when it comes to covering Israel's attack on Gaza, refusing to answer questions…
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Robert Greenwald joins us to discuss the ten-year anniversary of his film OutFoxed, the FBI treated two terrorism…
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Rania Khalek joins us to discuss Israel's continued bombing of Gaza, the military commissions system just got a lot more…
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A new report details unthinkable brutality at Rikers jail in New York City, Israel continues to bomb the Gaza Strip,…
Over the last decade Gregory Crewdson has become a household name in contemporary art for his large-scale staged…
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The growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border of the United States, the NSA was previously informed about the…
While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something that confounded him: a man diving 300 feet…
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Anna Lekas Miller on Israel's assault on Gaza, a Virginia prosecutor wants to photograph a seventeen year boy's genitals…
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The NSA has spied on prominent Muslim-American leaders, the Supreme Court says Wheaton college is temporarily exempt…
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Faiza Patel joins us to discuss the Washington Post's latest NSA story, Molly's new story on jury nullification, and our…
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Maysoon Zayid joins us to discuss the beating of an American teen by Israeli defense forces, the Washington Post finds…
Artist Wendy Klemperer makes sculpture of animals. The creatures in her work are amazingly expressive and convey complex…
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Donatella Rovera joins us from northern Iraq to talk about what she's witnessed in the towns she's visited, and a…
George Flanagan sits down with Bill Stiteler for the second installment of The Spit Take for some hard hitting Q&A…
The story of the dramatic transformation of Detroit from "Motortown" to the "arsenal of democracy," featuring Edsel…
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To celebrate this Fourth of July, we re-air an interview with Melissa Gira Grant on her amazing book Playing the Whore.…
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Alex Kane on Israel's response to three dead Israeli teenagers, there are already court cases in the works that could…
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Sheila Bapat joins us to discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Harris v Quinn, the Pakistani military's operation in…
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The Supreme Court rules in Hobby Lobby's favor and deals a blow to contraception access, a new report shows that a…
Photographer Craig Hickman has a new book out called Oxide. The book is a collection of images composited from Craigs…
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Hina Shamsi joins us to discuss the Awlaki memo and a recent court victory regarding the No Fly List, the Supreme Court…
In times of change, American novelists return to old themes. In Cold Type—as in Arthur Miller's Death of a…
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On tonight's show, Kristen Gwynne and Sharda Sekaran join us to discuss all things drugs-- the war, legalization,…
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Divesting from privilege should be a painful experience, how the common core supports capitalism, and updates on Iraq.
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Marcy Wheeler joins us to discuss the recently released memo justifying the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, critiquing the…
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The best of the best comedians and writers in New York get together at the end of every month to share their wild and…
Examining the New York Times' mediocre coverage of charter schools, thoughts on why neocons still play such a prominent…
Soldiers of an Australian 4th Division field artillery brigade walk on a duckboard track laid across a muddy, shattered…
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President Obama addresses the country on the situation in Iraq, the Central Park Five settle their case for $40 million,…
George sits down with the hilarious Tyler Fischer, whose ridiculous prank videos have been featured on Gawker and…
When Penny's flaky, ghost-hunting mother sends her to a "friend's" inn in Maine for Christmas break, Penny doesn't…
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Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the developments in Iraq, a book party for the new Michael Hastings' novel, and listener…
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Chelsea Manning Support Network organizer Emma Cape joins us to discuss Manning's New York Times Op-Ed, the disastrous…
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Drone strikes resume in Pakistan and continue in Yemen, how gentrifying Brooklyn could change juries, and listener mail.
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ISIS militant's claim they carried out a massacre in northern Iraq, Chelsea Manning writes an op-ed in the New York…
This week on the show a conversation Romke Hoogwaerts and Grace Leigh, the people behind the photography magazine…
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Militants seize land in northern Iraq, and Chris Hedges is accused of plagiarism.
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