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Heather Benno of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund on the recently obtained FOIA documents that show part of the…
Today we are airing an encore presentation of out first Radio Dispatch Live! Our special guests are Rolling Stone and…
Today's show is another best-of show. We've got an essay Molly wrote about balloon salespeople, an essay John wrote…
It's our Christmas Day show! Today's show is a best-of show, which includes Sam Osterhout reading from his book Memos to…
Ryan Devereaux on the dangers of Zero Dark Thirty, and the National Review thinks men would have stopped the Sandy Hook…
Time names Obama person of the year, the appalling lack of emotion for Muslims killed in the drone program, and the…
Megan McArdle bravely suggests that gun rampage victims to gang-rush the shooter, the media is engaged in a lot of…
We spend the hour on the Newtown mass shooting, including Obama's history of failure on gun control and the way we talk…
Matt Lauer really jackasses it up while interviewing Anne Hathaway, a new Guantanamo Bay ruling further censors the…
More thoughts on the DSM and how it relates to trans people, major blow to unions in Michigan, and a so-called men's…
Ten legal tactics cops can use to surveil you, and some thoughts on what you can do to avoid them. Plus, the sweet sweet…
Nick Kristof would like the poor in the US to stop being such leeches, visiting Ahmed Ferhani in Rikers, and some…
New DSM 5 still lists some trans people as "disordered", UN disability treaty gets voted down, and some amazing listener…
Ahmed Ferhani takes a guilty plea, and Radio Dispatch was in the courtroom for the whole thing. Also, watching the New…
Mike Konczal on the poorly named Fiscal Cliff: what it is and where Obama stands on it, both positive and negative.…
Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network on Manning's testimony at Fort Meade, his psychiatrist's attempts…
This is the recording of our first Radio Dispatch Live! We talk Petraeus, the kill list, and a decade of US foreign…
A new study sheds light on the harsh working conditions domestic workers face, the judge in Jeremy Hammond's case has a…
Revisiting the Runaway General, the Michael Hastings story that ended Stanley McCrystal's career as a general, a…
Fox News declares a War on Men, and we give you your reading list for the first ever Radio Dispatch Live, which we're…
Walmart workers and activists stage Black Friday strikes in 100 cities and in 46 states, pushing back on Charlie…
It's Thanksgiving. Celebrate by listening to one of our favorite shows this year, our hour-long discussion of Communism,…
Anna Lekas Miller joins us to discuss the deteriorating conditions in Gaza, and The Nation's Josh Eidelson reports on…
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now joins us to discuss her new book, the Silenced Majority, as well as the Occupy movement,…
Strike Debt raised enough money to abolish over 5 million dollars in debt, Palestinian rights organizations protest…
Today's show is all about police repression of Arab and Muslim communities, and activist groups as well.
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the People's Bailout and the ongoing Rolling Jubilee. Also, slut-shaming in the…
Occupy Sandy establishes an outpost in the still suffering Midland Beach area in Staten Island, and Jezebel shames high…
Efforts to provide relief to the Rockaways continue, and John was on the ground to witness some of it. Also, Occupy's…
The election results are in. We're drinking bloody marys and screwdrivers. Also, Nick Isabella, who runs the twitter…
Michael Tracey on voter disenfranchisement in New Jersey following Superstorm Sandy. Also, Occupy Sandy is getting a lot…
On the ground interviews from Staten Island and Rockaway Beach, as we take you to some of the places in New York City…
Our coverage of Sandy's effects on New York City continues, with Chris Robbins of Gothamist reporting on the massive…
Huge Sandy-themed show today. Activist Michael Premo on InterOccupy mutual aid efforts, journalist Danny Gold on…
Hurricane Sandy has devastated the Northeast, leaving millions without power, and New York City without subway service…
Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Northeast! It's a Frankenstorm-snoreaster-pocalypse! We're replaying two interviews…
Cannibal cop wanted to kidnap, cook, and eat one hundred women, the future of warfare is lethal autonomous robots, and…
Chase Madar, author of The Passion of Bradley Manning, on Manning's detention, trans identity, and the overlap of…
Anne Elizabeth Moore on her new book Hip Hop Apsara, Cambodia, and denationalized trade zones. Also, a listener provided…
John returns to the show, with more audio from Guantanamo Bay. Also, Greg Basta on the new book by New York Communities…
John's latest dispatches from Guantanamo Bay, including an interview with Hina Shamsi of the ACLU. Also, an interview…
John's third dispatch from Guantanamo is an interview with Defense Attorney David Schulz on classified information and…
Jesse Myerson is back to continue the co-host party and John sends his second dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, including…
Jesse Myerson is guest co-hosting all week. John sends his first dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, the EU is confusingly…
Melissa Gira Grant on a California proposition that would adversely effect sex workers, and the former Facebook…
Labor reporter Josh Eidelson joins us to discuss the Walmart strikes happening across the country, the possibility of a…
Karim El Hakim shares firsthand stories about the Egyptian revolution, including the time the secret police beat and…
Kevin Gosztola of FireDogLake on 3rd party politics and short-term thinking in the Democratic Party, Patrick Robbins on…
Micah Uetricht on the striking Walmart workers in Illinois and California, the jobs numbers are in and look better than…
Tucker Carlson and Drudge discover that President Obama is black, Todd Akin believes women who aren't pregnant are…
Greg Basta of New York Communities for Change discusses the lawsuit brought by Attorney General Eric Schniederman…
Columbia Law Professor Naureen Shah joins us to discuss a new drone report she co-authored.
John isn't voting for Obama. Molly's on the fence. We spend the hour on discussing the issue that is dominating the…
Tim Pool reports from the streets of Madrid, and the intense police violence he witnessed there.
Human Rights attorney Sarah Knuckey joins us to discuss the new report on the Obama administration's drone program,…
Pussy Riot lawyers discussing their case - we have audio of their talk at NYU, and a new report on drones details the…
Ali Gharib joins us to discuss Middle East protests and Romney's secret remarks about Israel and Palestine.
The anti-Muslim video and the importance of defending free speech you find abhorrent, the Chicago Teachers strike…
The NYPD arrested John again. Here's our show about it.
Jesse Myerson joins us for S17, Occupy Wall Street's one year anniversary. Reports from the day's actions, as well as…
Greg Palast joins us to discuss his new book, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, as well as the Chicago teachers strike.
Iona Craig reports from Yemen on the bomb blast that killed 12 people, how Anwar al-Awlaki was perceived in Yemen, and…
Joe Macare reports on the Chicago Teachers Union strike from the streets of Chicago, and gives context to the charter…
Nona Willis Aronowitz and Aaron Cassara join us to discuss the upcoming film Barista, which they just successfully…
We break down President Obama's speech to the DNC, as well as Michelle Obama's and Bill Clinton's.
Day 3 of our DNC coverage, including a direct action by the No Papers, No Fear Ride For Justice group aka the UnDocuBus…
Our on-the-ground coverage of the DNC in NC continues with the No Papers, No Fear tour, and we infiltrate a Young…
Radio Dispatch is in Charlotte, North Carolina for the DNC, reporting from the Southern Workers Assembly, and Cat…
Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network returns to discuss the on-going pre-trial hearings at Fort Meade,…
Michael Tracey is at the RNC, and we talk to him about the silencing of the Ron Paul delegates, the bizarre social scene…
Laurie Penny on rape culture and her own experience with rape, as well as how this conversation relates to the…
NYPD is responsible for all 9 bystanders shot outside the ESB, Chris Matthews calls out Reince Preibus for race-baiting,…
Matt Fisher talks about Progressive Insurance providing legal counsel to the driver who killed his sister, and the…
ProPublica's Justin Elliott on the false claim that the NYPD foiled 14 terror plots, and the GOP's anti-woman and…
Jeffrey McClain of Iraq Vets Against The War on to discuss Stars Earn Stripes, a facility that recreates the bin Laden…
Truthout's Joe Macare on Occupy Chicago, the Assange embassy controversy, and the Pussy Riot solidarity action in New…
Pussy Riot gets 2 years hard labor, London authorities threaten to storm Ecuadorian embassy, Paul Ryan's bad…
Alexis Goldstein is on to talk Goldman Sachs, the Progressive Insurance attorney, and NBC's Stars Earn Stripes.
The Nation's Liliana Segura on Texas' execution of an intellectually disabled man, activists in NYC protest the Spectra…
Barrett Brown of Project PM on face-recognition software TrapWire face-recognition, NYPD takes citizen's camera.
Meredith Clark on to discuss Paul Ryan, Republicans hate fresh fruit for kids, and Obama on Westboro Baptist.
Texas executes man with IQ of 61, women sexually intimidated by NYPD S&F, HSBC launders money for Mexican drug…
Sarah Jaffe on Olympics class war, paid sick days in New York, and the upcoming student convergence in Ohio.
Gagan Singh on the mass shooting in Wisconsin, Russell Brand forces woman to show breasts, NYT photographer arrested…
Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute on jobs numbers and the "recovery", Rent Strikers in Sunset Park go to court,…
Nick Pinto on pepper-sprayed Occupy protesters suing the NYPD, Romney doubles down on anti-Palestinian remarks, and…
Natasha Lennard on the lack of large-scale Olympic protests, Jazz Hayden and supporters protest outside of courthouse,…
The New York Post sinks to a new low, Romney's racist comments in Jerusalem, and VT cops fire on protesters.
Professor Sarah Knuckey on the recently released report that claims the NYPD broke international law in suppressing…
A report by civil and human rights lawyers claims the NYPD broke international law in their suppression of Occupy Wall…
Anaheim police shot and killed a man, shot at families, Bloomberg calls for police strike, James Holmes, Batman.
The Aurora mass killing doesn't result in any renewed calls for gun control by Obama, what violence comedians will joke…
Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network joins us to discuss Manning's latest pre-trial hearing. Also, tape…
Alex Pareene on the financialization of the economy, Louis CK on the Daily Show, David Brooks, Con Ed.
Melissa Gira Grant (Alternet, the Guardian) on the Backpage.com Village Voice scandal, how to make sex work safer, and…
Speaking with Jennifer Jajeh on her one woman show I Heart Hamas, plus follow ups on Tosh and NY Post.
Tabloids smear OWS with unsubstantiated murder link, and Daniel Tosh catches heat for his rape jokes.
Caitlin Kline and Alexis Goldstein are in to discuss the Libor scandal, more ConEd lockout, 1% Tax Dodgers baseball…
Daniele Kohn and Tim “Dicey Troop” Fitzgerald discuss visiting Occupy's first political prisoner, Mark Adams, in…
The Con Ed lockout continues, for-profit probation is the new debtors' prison, the NYPD create a “wanted” poster…
Romney's Bain invested in aborted fetuses disposal company, Mitch McConnell/GOP don't care about health care.
Explaining the Affordable Care Act, John's run-in with the AD who served him a subpoena, more.
RD debuts new segment called Weird Science (about weird science), Bloomberg, and Detroit.
Alexis Goldstein joins RD to discuss the Break up BofA campaign, Jamie Dimon, and her time on Wall Street.
Natasha Lennard and Camille Raneem join RD to discuss the theory and practice of anarchism.
The stop stop and frisk march, men pick up the slack on Adam Corolla's sexism, Spanish 10-year bond yields go above 7%,…
The thrilling and sad conclusion to the D17 Forgive Us Our Trespasses case.
Days 3, 4, and 5 of the Occupy Wall Street D17 trial, and Radio Dispatch has been in the courtroom for every minute of…
RD is in the courtroom for the D17 Forgive Us Our Trespasses trial, interviews Simon Johnson.
Ryan Devereaux on Stop and Frisk and solitary confinement, D17 trial, more.
An enthralling discussion about Communism and Marx with Jesse Meyerson and Chepe.
Think Progress' Ali Gharib joins us to discuss Iran, national security, and Obama's so-called “kill list”. Also,…
Sarah Jaffe on the Quebec student protests and the recall effort in Wisconsin, Jack Boyle's hunger and HIV medication…
Disaster historian and Canada expert Jacob Remes joins us to discuss the continuing student protests in Quebec, New Era…
Julian Assange is closer to facing extradition to Sweden, more OWS charges get dismissed both in New York and Chicago,…
Right-wing critics misrepresent Chris Hayes' fairly mild statements, Obama labels all military-age males in a drone…
The climate of repression at the No NATO protests in Chicago, the mainstream media mindlessly praises the Chicago Police…
Our No NATO coverage continues, as we re-cap Saturday's anti-capitalism march, the Sunday Melee, the temporary detention…
Days 3 and 4 of the No NATO protests, including the full ceremony of over 40 veterans returning their War on Terror…
Days 1 and 2 of the No NATO protest in Chicago. We take you through anti-drone actions, environmentalist actions, and an…
Occupy Wall St celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Indignados movement in Spain, the New York Times engages in…
Hospitals in the poorest neighborhoods in Brooklyn are facing possible shut downs, and Radio Dispatch is there to cover…
Obama's comes out in favor of gay marriage, JP Morgan Chase's bad bet, and MSNBC's lackluster Iran coverage. Also,…
Joe Sutton joins us to discuss Occupied Stories, a website that collects and posts first-person narratives from Occupies…
Occupy marches to Attorney General Eric Schniederman's office to offer help to his Securities Fraud Task Force, and…
When the mainstream media ignores Occupy, they ignore the issues that Occupy seeks to highlight. Also, Minneapolis cops…
May Day in New York City was a huge success. On today's show, we take you through the entire day, from 8AM in Bryant…
Occupy Wall Street brings a federal law suit against the NYPD and Radio Dispatch's own John Knefel is a plaintiff,…
May Day approaches, and Radio Dispatch gives you all the info you need to get ready. Also, Occupiers list grievances on…
On Act Up's 25th anniversary, they join with Occupy Wall Street in demanding a financial transaction tax and Radio…
We are back from vacation, ready to recap last Monday night on the steps of Federal Hall, ready for the ramp up to May…
The semi-vacation continues for Radio Dispatch. Here's a new show, recorded about a week early. On today's show,…
Radio Dispatch is on partial vacation, which means this is a new show but recorded a week early. So instead of news and…
Michael Premo on singing auction blockades, an upcoming week of action in New York City courthouses, and Bank of…
The Occupy movement continues to sleep on Wall Street and Radio Dispatch is there to document it, Ann Romney and Hilary…
Alternet's Sarah Jaffe on the war on Unions, the Bank of America deathwatch, and the 1 trillion dollars of student debt…
Alternet's Sarah Seltzer joins us to discuss right wing bullies, the war on women, and Mad Men. Plus, John Derbyshire is…
Police continue to harass the Occupy camp in Union Square, March's dismal jobs number, and Barbara Walters interviews…
Ryan Devereaux of The Guardian on vigils for Ramarley Graham, so-called “clean halls” bills that allow the NYPD to…
6 month anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge arrests, more on MTA bonds and the ways bankers are taking commuters' money,…
16,000 readers of Free Press respond to arrests and intimidation of journalists, Scalia rants about Broccoli from the…
Chloe Angyal joins us to discuss her tumblr Men Who Trust Women, and a round up of the last two months of the war on…
What does Trayvon Martin have to do with bailing out Bank of America, This American Life's leaves out union voices, and…
Natasha Lennard on the Million Hoodies March, Lech Harris on the destructive logic of capitalism, and a list of all the…
Kambri Crews, author of the memoir Burn Down the Ground, on growing up with deaf parents, her dad's attempted murder…
Zach D Roberts on the violent raid of Liberty Sq on M17 and his account of being beaten by a police baton, plus a full…
Disaster historian Jacob Remes on Fukishima, the myth of natural disasters, and the anarchist ideals of mutual aid that…
Nona Willis Aronowitz, associate editor at GOOD Magazine, on the downwardly mobil service sector and the plight of young…
Gunner Scott on trans organizing in Occupy, digging into Occupy theory, and Go to trial, crash the system – how…
Emma Lillian and E-Rock from Occupy Vermont join us to discuss upcoming March demonstrations at Entergy Nuclear Power…
Rush's advertisers pull out, John and Molly get riot training, Holder tells us when the government can kill civilians,…
Salon's Alex Pareene joins us to discuss Breitbart's death and the political Internet he helped to create, the bizarre…
Dustin Luke Nelson interviews Andrey Kurkov a Ukranian author (journalist / dissident / screenwriter / children's book…
Matt Taibbi on the crimes of Bank of America, and Laura Yasinitsky (Lara Yaz) on veganism and writing fashion police…
Alternet's Kristen Gywnne joins us to discuss police brutality in the Bronx, the school to prison pipeline, and why you…
Sam Osterhout reads selections from Memos to Ruby, soon-to-be-published short pieces of advice for his daughter, plus…
Comedian Ted Alexandro joins us to discuss his arrest at OWS, a near mauling by a lion cub, and the terror of waiting in…
Jeffrey McClain of Iraq Veterans Against the War on his time in Iraq and his involvement in the anti-war and Occupy…
Baratunde Thurston joins us to discuss his new NYT bestselling book How To Be Black. We talk about the insanity of his…
Truthout's Jesse Meyerson and Guy Steward join us to discuss black bloc tactics, provoking the wrath of the state,…
The Guardian's Ryan Deveraux on transparency and privacy, police brutality in the Bronx regarding Ramarley Graham and…
Natasha Lennard – freelance journalist covering OWS and other protest movements who was arrested on the Brooklyn…
Leighann Lord joins us to discuss African Americans for Humanism, an outreach organization for black atheists. Plus,…
Super Bowl ad scrubs union sign, why the Komen split was good for feminism, interviews from High School Walk Out Day,…
Chloe Angyal of Feministing joins us to discuss how Komen cowardly backed away from Planned Parenthood, a bill that…
John goes to court, DA subpoena's twitter, and Komen for the cure cuts out of planned parenthood.
Gov Eliot Spitzer joins us to discuss OWS, ways of solving the mortgage crisis, and back room deals would make people…
Justin Elliott of Salon on Wall Street's fundraising for the Democrats and Newt's bizarre “anti-poverty” stance in…
Ali Gharib, ThinkProgress National Security reporter, joins us to discuss the NYPD's showing of anti-Muslim propaganda,…
Newtmentum is fueled by barely-coded racism and outright lies, Todd Glass comes out on Marc Marron's podcast, and the US…
Newt doubles down on food-stamp president comments, Mitt's lessons from his father, and Occupy Harlem protests an Obama…
On the ground at Occupy Congress, the Late Show fires Eddie Brill after NYT profile firestorm, and SOPA/PIPA Internet…
Rich Benjamin on deification of MLK JR, Eddie Brill responds to his critics, and truth vigilantes fact check Mitt…
Interviews from Occupy Nigeria solidarity protest at the Nigerian consulate in Manhattan, NYT profile of Letterman's…
Collier Meyerson, creator of Carefree White Girl, joins us to discuss race in popular culture, and tells us that Zooey…
Round up of Occupy NH primary, Two GOP debates in 10 hellish hours, and No, saying “tranny” in a joke is not always…
We report from the protest at Lord Bloomberg's manor, Rick Santorum doubles down on “bleech” people, and Gingrich…
On the ground coverage of the anti-NDAA mic check in Grand Central and other J3 actions – including Andrew Stepanian's…
Occupy New Years Eve faces police aggression, indefinite detention for American citizens is now the law of the land, and…

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