Tim Fitzgerald (@diceytroop) on livetweeting GAs & presenting OWS to a Unitarian congregation, Obama's drone program continues as Democrats keep quiet, and Fargo's international terrorism unit is beefed up and ready to save the world.
Stephen Bloom's hateful Iowa smear, How to give Bronx after school students Christmas gifts, and Ron Paul's racist newsletters are back in the news. Plus, a fully produced radio play about when John was a Cartier gift wrapper.
Radio Dispatch is on repeat today because our own John Knefel was arrested and held for over 36 hours for documenting an OWS action Monday morning. Several other prominent OWS independent journalists were also arrested. John is okay, and his arrest along with 16 others received national media attention. He and the others were released late Tuesday night. In this ENCORE EDITION of Radio Dispatch (first aired Nov 21, 2011), Molly's conversations w Father Punk, and John's 17 hours on the ground for OWS's day of action.
On the ground coverage of the December 6th Occupy Our Homes action, USA Today and NY Post write halfway decent stories about D6, Governor Cuomo creates new tax bracket for richest New Yorkers, and Obama refocuses on inequality.
Rev Jesse Jackson speaks at the Nation, we were there to listen in, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo plans on raising taxes on richest New Yorkers, OWS tackles home foreclosure problem head on AND Hermain Cain implodes after having a consensual affair but not 5 accusations of sexual harassment.
Molly's conversations w Father Punk, and John's 17 hours on the ground for OWS's day of action.
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00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:28 Molly's conversations with Czech revolutionaries
27:13 John's long day covering OWS on November 17
59:07 Dry Lake - High Places / Credits
Arms linked in morning
99 on Verizon building
On BK Bridge
Annie Jay, an organizer for Occupy Dubuque, joins us to talk about what Occupy in the heartland looks like. We also speak with UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty Magdalena Sepulveda about US and European austerity measures.
Occupy Oakland solidarity march gets intense (and John was there for the whole thing), NY Gen Assembly sends $20K & 100 tents to support Occupy Oakland, and Injured Iraq Vet Scott Olsen shows signs of recovery.
Gov. Gary Johnson, Presidential candidate for the GOP, joins us on today's show to discuss his party's history of marginalizing working class people, gays, and people of color. Plus, tape from the rally outside District Attorney Cy Vance's office to begin investigations into police misconduct, and our discussion of the let women die bill.
Today's show is a round up of Occupy Wall Street's Thursday evening events through Saturday night. John and Molly managed to both not get arrested and bring you the best on-the-ground coverage of Occupy Wall Street you'll find anywhere.
Occupy Iowa spreads to 7 cities, Occupy Dallas stands its ground against the cops, and the GOP candidates suggest policies that would cripple the economy. All that, plus a new installment of John and Molly Fix Your Life.
Jesse Mulert of Occupy Seattle joins us to describe the OWS movement in that city, plus some tape of the General Assembly in NYC's Washington Square Park. Also, Paul Krugman and Alan Greyson lend some mainstream support to OWS.
US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki has been assassinated, Occupy Wall Street issues demands, and Melissa Harris Perry offers a retort to her detractors. Plus, Chloe Angyal of Feministing is back for our favorite segment, That Time Of The Month!
Friday Funday is here, with new goof troop members Amber Nelson and Jake Young, as well as the returning Nick Maritato. The men agree that Ryan Gosling is the best – what do the ladies think??? Also, some of us are just about done with Facebook.
Henry Zebrowski and Ed Larson join us for an end-of-summer Friday Funday. Henry gets beaten up by a girl, Ed used to be hired muscle, and sometimes a man needs to be covered in powder. Also, John's girlfriend Charlotte guest hosts again!
Ali Gharib, blogger for Think Progress, is back on the show to discuss the protests in Syria, mission creep in Libya, and Rick Perry's visible bloodlust. Also at the end of the show, Charlotte joins in for a discussion of music we loved growing up.
Friday Funday hits in a big way with Nick Maritato, Zach Broussard, and Danny Solomon stopping by to lament the end of Summer. Back to school memories, summer loves, and awkward junior high dance stories abound. Plus, a former GOP staffer refers to Republicans as a "cult".
BreakThru Radio takes over on Radio Dispatch. Matt DeMello, Jake Schnaidt, Thompson Davis – all BTR people – come by to talk Glenn Beck, MLK, and the ins-and-outs of the VMAs. All that, plus Obama takes it to the GOP.
Gawker's Hamilton Nolan is back on the show to discuss the culture of gaffes, how the “re-civilize” Nivea ad could have gotten through an agency, and which part of Rick Perry is the most objectionable. Plus, John's girlfriend Charlotte fills in as super-special guest host! What happens when John and Charlotte try to fix some lives? Listen in to find out.
It's Friday Funday with goof troop members Zach Broussard and Zachary Sims. We also replay one of my favorite interviews we've ever done – it's with Vincent Shine (Danny Solomon), erotic calligrapher. Molly's still away, so John is freewheelin' on this one!
The Battle of Tripoli, the Verizon strike is over, and we talk with a baby born with a full-grown man's body. New co-host Colin Kennedy, who has previously been on to tell us facts about the lesser known presidents, helps out while Molly is away. Thanks to Dan Mirk for the Jeff the Baby tip.
On location at the Verizon wireless strike, Michele Bachmann on the nature of submission, and connecting the dots between London and Wall St. Plus a new installment of J&M Fix Your Life, with an update from a listener whose life we fixed.
Alex Pareene of Salon.com on Rick Perry's bizarre front-runner status, Mitt Romney's “weirdness”, and another round of Who's More Objectionable. Plus, the stock market is a hooker says NY Post, and Diallo sues DSK.
Syria is going to hell, but America only wants inspiring stories out of the Middle East, Wall Street is on some kind of coke bender, swinging all over the place like an Austin Powers impersonator at a creepy sex party, and Beyonce won't call herself a feminist.
Fellow siblings Henry and Jackie Zebrowski join us for Friday funday. We talk about growing up funny to compensate for other shortcomings, and the horror of being on drugs at 6 Flags. Plus, the economy may be heading towards a double dip recession.
GDP numbers are in and they are bad (We explain why!), America slouches toward default, Diallo (DSK Maid) never said what you think she did. All that, plus a new installment of John & Molly Fix Your Life.
Chloe Angyal relates an overheard men's bathroom conversation about big boobs, tells us about Rupert Murdoch's wife, and “looking gay” vs “looking straight”. Plus Obama's not-so-secret desire to cut entitlements to the most vulnerable Americans.
Page One is a bad documentary, Assange's defense team offers up some damning quotes, and anther installment of John and Molly Fix Your Life – with a question about a significant other who thinks hamsters lay eggs.
Salon's Justin Elliot tells us why we're not at war with Iran, Rick Perry's love of executions, and what the phrase Sharia Islam really means. Also, the unintended brilliant moment of Sex and the City.
Michele Bachmann sings the debt ceiling blues, the encroaching 4 day school week, & Frank Rich has some brutal words for Obama. Also, another listener has asked John and Molly to fix their life. We are only too happy to oblige.
Friday funday is back to talk engagement, the mystery of crawfish, and the even greater mystery of Shia LaBouf. We're joined by goof troop old hats Zachary Sims and Zach Broussard, as well as new goofer Alice Wetterlund.
Welcome to Radio Dispatch. On today's show, we celebrate the 4th of July with a very special guest. Plus, Glenn Beck is off the air, Greece is in ruins, and Bristol Palin says something confusing, surprisingly!
Gay marriage is now a MUST in New York, will LGBT activists move to the GOP?, and a new John and Molly Fix Your Life segment, with our first actual letter. That's right, we are fixing the life of a Radio Dispatch listener. You could be next.
Ben Privot, founder of The Consensual Project, joins us to continue spreading his gospel of consent, and tells us that consent should be something sexy. Also, Dilbert creator Scott Adams is a real jerk who thinks societal restrictions keep men unhappy.
Friday Funday Number 2! Today we're joined by goof troop members: Zach Broussard, Zachary Sims, and Danny Solomon. We get to the bottom of the most annoying thing about OK Cupid, and answer the question Coney Island or Governor's Island? All that, plus our continuing Libya coverage. Today's show is all over the place!
Confidence man Troy Travis joins us to discuss ways to increase our presence in difficult situations. And Walmart is given permission to treat the ladyfolk differently, Obama's lawyers say Libya is illegal – Obama says suck a lemon, and there will be no more jobs for Americans.
First-year teacher Meredith Klein breaks down Bloomberg's proposal to lay off 4,100 teachers, and also the joys of going on a field trip. Plus Huffpo thinks women should marry ugly men, and the war in Libya might have something to do with oil, unpredictably.
Gawker's Jim Newell on Mitt Romney's Twilight fandom, Peggy Noonan vs Maureen Dowd, and the joy of attacking those in power. Also, an explanation of the debt-ceiling, new healthcare developments, and Storm's mother speaks out.
Brad Liening reads from his recently published poetry collection We Are Doomed, and Dustin Luke Nelson and Jess Grover of InDigest discuss the ins and outs of running a literary magazine. Plus, another edition of John and Molly Fix Your Life.
Jack Stuef, former editor at Wonkette, comes by to discuss the rules of satire, and some of the more fringe candidates he enjoyed writing about. Plus, lady arm wrestling, Libyan war is definitely illegal, and John Edward's life keeps getting worse.
Gawker's Hamilton Nolan joins us to talk NYT Op-Ed page, the laziness of framing revolutions through Twitter, and his favorite goofy trend piece. Also, the Rapture did really happen, Mitch Daniels vs furniture, and Obama's death blow to Palestinian statehood.
Alex Pareene of Salon is back to discuss Newt's meltdown, Herman Cain's unstoppability, and the always objectionable Washington Post Op-Ed page. If you're in the middle of a perp walk, your only escape is Radio Dispatch.
IMF (alleged) sex creep, OK Cupid boy's rocket blog (not good!), and Letters From the Editors, in which John and Molly answer letters written to their Iowan hometown paper. That screaming you hear is coming from inside your head – block it out with Radio Dispatch.
Let's all start torturing again, let's release the digital head on a pike, and let's all praise Peter King for speaking on matters about which he has literally no knowledge. Also, it's teacher week and if you listen up maybe Michelle Obama will teach you how to dougie – but only because this is Radio Dispatch.
Methtacular writer/star Steven Strafford takes us through the heady days of a meth addiction, birthers are still unconvinced that the American president is an American, and sluts are funnier than Stodgy White Olds.
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