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John Knefel comments on the Democrats' poor response to the coronavirus outbreak.
As he exits the Democratic primary, it's clear Sanders' political impact is generational.
Trump finally admits this is going to be very very bad, medical workers and other essential employees don't have protective equipment, and more reporting shows how much time was wasted in the US response. photo courtesy of NIAID via Wikimedia Commons
Memos confirm the administration has known about the virus’ potential impact since January. They'll spend the next several months lying about it.
Matt Ruby on COVID-19. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller on new movie, ‘Swallow.’ Plus a preview of Workman ong’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
John Knefel comments on how the Trump Administration's poor response to COVID-19 has impacted Americans and will continue to do so in the coming months.
The former VP wants no part of Sanders on a debate stage.
Instacart and Amazon workers stage strikes, Congress’ awful bailout, and what the future might look like. photo courtesy of the U.S. National Guard via Wikimedia Commons
The former VP isn’t changing his tune on universal healthcare, even as COVID-19 overwhelms America’s healthcare system.
Rumors about the New York governor and the Democratic favorite have swirled for a couple weeks.
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Sanders’ diatribe against Republicans helped keep important unemployment protections in the Senate’s coronavirus relief bill.
John Knefel explains that despite moderates who say otherwise, the power of the left is growing and is the future of the democratic party.
An economist and former Bernie Sanders advisor explains why universal healthcare is the answer to future public health crises.
Our second coronavirus show, as more cities go on lockdown and Trump says we need to restart the economy. photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons
The president’s renewed coronavirus skepticism proves he and Congressional Republicans value profit more than human lives.
The presumptive Democratic nominee's last public appearance was Tuesday. Over the weekend, Twitter users openly wondered why.
Joe Virgillito is here to discuss the Democratic primaries and COVID-19. Also, we discuss new movie, Lost Girls.’ Plus a preview of Activity’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
The Hawaii representative finished her campaign as confusingly as she ran it.
John Knefel comments on how the coronavirus has disrupted our economy and who will suffer most should the U.S. face another recession.
Means testing only adds inefficiency to coronavirus relief. And it gives GOPers like Mitt Romney a lane to the Dems’ left.
The coronavirus is a global pandemic rapidly impacting the United States. photo courtesy of Gideon Oliver
The Democratic Party cares more about stifling Sanders than public safety.
As the coronavirus closes venues, bars and cancels tours—as a fan, you can help.
Sunday could be the primary's final debate, so might as well send it off with a drink. Or several.
Joe Virgillito is here to discuss why Sanders shouldn’t drop out, the effects of COVID-19 on current politics, and more. Also, we discuss new movie, ‘Onward.’ Plus a preview of Momma’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
John Knefel comments on the Trump administration’s response to coronavirus and how those actions will continue to negatively impact the United States as we deal with this pandemic.
The uncertainty surrounding Joe Biden is more than enough reason for Sanders to keep fighting.
It's our first show since Super Tuesday and coronavirus emergencies in the US. photo courtesy of CDC via Wikimedia commons
The former Bush advisor only believes civility should exist in one direction.
Joe Virgillito is here to discuss Super Tuesday and beyond. Also, we discuss new movie, ‘The Invisible Man.’ Plus a preview of Church Girls’ upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
The Massachusetts senator’s first presidential came to a disappointing end Thursday.
John Knefel explains why billionaires in politics are contrary to our democracy.
Beto, Amy and Pete made it onto some Joe merch. But Biden’s got other people to thank, too.
We spend the hour on the centrists coalescing against Bernie Sanders. photo courtesy of Jackson Lanier via Wikimedia Commons
News organizations are using lazy stereotypes when tweeting and reporting on the virus.
If Warren cares about a progressive agenda, backing Bernie is her best bet.
The Trump administration is terrifyingly ill-equipped to handle a coronavirus outbreak, thoughts on the aftermath of the Democratic debate, and listener mail catch up. photo courtesy of the White House via Wikimedia Commons
American families are spending far too much on childcare. All Americans would benefit if they didn’t.
Nick Pinto joins us to discuss the bail reform law in New York and the effort to roll it back, and there was, incredibly, another Democratic debate. Nick Pinto Nick Pinto, via Twitter
John Knefel describes Michael Bloomberg’s attempts to buy the presidential election and comments on how his mayoral history indicates he would be a poor choice for the nomination.
The billionaire former mayor's new baseball cap almost transcends mockery.
It’s a full communist panic about Bernie Sanders, Fidel Castro, and Florida, and details of his newly released free childcare and Pre-K for All plan. photo courtesy of Bill De Blasio  via Wikimedia Commons
The Clash, Ramones, Dead Kennedys, Sex Pistols—they ain’t got nothin’ on Bernie.
Last week's debate was actually entertaining. This one should be too. And yes, liquor helps.
Bernie wins in Nevada, and liberals struggle to cope.
The senator's reversal on accepting Super PAC money puts her in a cynical spot.
We don’t yet know the results of the Nevada caucus, but we do know that the Democratic party is panicking about Bernie Sanders’ lead. photo courtesy of Cory Doctorow via Wikimedia Commons
Joe Virgillito looks at prediction markets and their relationship to elections. Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay on new movie Birds of Prey.’ Plus a preview of Pom Pom Squad’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
A Democratic Debate recap, and John’s in the studio and we can’t stop talking about Bloomberg. photo courtesy of  Michael Fleshman via Wikimedia Commons
The Washington Post opinion writer doesn't care about Democrats or their party.
Liberals say Bloomberg factionalism is tearing us apart, and Naomi Klein calls him the Shock Doctrine. photo courtesy of Mike Bloomberg via Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel comments on the Trump Administration expanding the Muslim ban that was enacted three years ago by barring visitors from six more countries.
Director James Jacoby joins us to discuss the new Frontline documentary “Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos.” Also a listener mail grab bag.
Malcolm Harris is back to talk more about his new book, Shit Is Fucked Up and Bullshit: History Since the End of History. Also, Osita Nwanevu’s cover story at The New Republic about ending the GOP. Malcom Harris, via Twitter
Vanessa A Bee joins us to discuss Bloomberg's bid to buy democracy, and more attention on Bloomberg and Stop and Frisk. photo courtesy of Longilsandwinds via Wikimedia Commons
Meet Joe Virgillito, longtime BTR producer/host and writer. Also, we review new wide-release movie, ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire.’ Plus a preview of Mustardmind’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Trump intervenes on behalf of Roger Stone, Klobuchar says her job was to put people in jail, and Bloomberg’s attempts to buy the election. Also, catching up on pop culture with Hannah. photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia Commons
The influencer called out Bloomberg’s racist and punitive past as mayor of NYC.
Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire primary, but MSNBC thinks it was all the other candidates combined. Ryan Cooper joins us to work through it. photo courtesy of Ryan Cooper
John Knefel explains how corporate democrats will try to incentivize voters with promises to lower the deficit.
The entrepreneur dropped out of the Democratic primary last night, but his presence still looms large.
Pete Buttigieg embraces fiscal austerity, the anti-Semitic attacks against Bernie continue, and Michael Bloomberg is a racist. photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
One MSNBC contributor’s anti-Bernie take is too hilarious to take seriously.
Malaika Jabali on enthusiasm for leftist policies in the midwest. Also, Molly on a personal essay about Medicare for All. Malaika Jabali photo courtesy of  Malaika Jabali
Sanders' repetitive fundraising ads have again turned him into a meme.
Tom Perez calls for a "recanvass" of the Iowa results as the satellite caucuses went to Bernie Sanders, and Michael Bloomberg is a verified monster in a 2016 video talking about trans people. photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
Alex Kane on Kushner’s Mid East plan, updates on Iowa, and kindergarten and inequality. Photo courtesy of Alex Kane
Luke Savage on the Iowa caucuses, and thoughts on Trump’s State of the Union. photo courtesy of Phil Roeder via Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel recaps the events of the Iowa caucus which resulted in the democratic party’s failure to deliver accurate outcomes.
Pete Buttigieg’s victory speech was heralded by some as a savvy political move. What if Bernie Sanders had done the same?
The Iowa caucuses descend into catastrophe. We spend the hour dissecting what happened. Photo courtesy of John Knefel
After playing, the state of the union will be very intoxicated.
Molly on the electability sham, the liberal boomer breakdown, and thoughts on the witness impeachment vote. photo courtesy of John Knefel
You know the candidates’ policies. Now take a look at their merchandise.
A disingenuous liberal attack on Bernie pretended that he praised George Wallace when in fact he compared him to Hitler, and a Federalist writer makes the case for our current healthcare system and accidentally makes the case for Medicare for All.
Amy Klobuchar is a cop, Andrew Yang thinks his caucusers will go to Bernie in Iowa, and impeachment trial catch up.
Sportsbooks have noticed Sanders’ recent polling spike and adjusted odds accordingly.
Nothing smells better than a just government—it's the scent of not just me, us.
Dustin Luke Nelson joins us to discuss the changing politics of beer, and John’s in Iowa following the Bernie campaign.   Dustin Luke Nelson, via Twitter
Despite Joe Biden polling well among older Americans, John Knefel explains why they would have the most to worry about should he become the Democratic nominee for president.
Jeff Abbott on his time with a migrant caravan traveling towards the southern border, and Bernie hit pieces escalate as he surges in Iowa. Jeff Abbott, via Twitter
Biden's disingenuous ally performance, and catching up on the strawmen arguments in the class reduction discussion. photo by Todd L Church
Joe Rogan endorses Bernie Sanders, the MBS kidnap plot, and some Harris/Biden/Obama speculation. photo courtesy of LABaseball Fan via Wikimedia Commons
Impeachment is a sham, Davos is a sham, and corporate media is a sham for hiring Reince Priebus! photo courtesy of United States Senate via Wikimedia Commons
Bernie and Hillary’s responses to “nobody likes him” show a fundamentally different approach to politics, and the problem with naming masculinity as the problem rather than capitalism. photo courtesy of John Nicksic via Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel explains Fox News’ investment in Republican presidents, and how the network has come to shape the behavior of the Republican party over the decades.
In an age of new media, the powerful podcaster far outweighs the paper’s influence.
The Times’ incomprehensible endorsement of both Warren and Klobuchar, and Hillary Clinton says “Nobody likes” Bernie. photo courtesy of Laure Shaull via Wikimedia Commons
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss the detention of Iranian Americans at the Canada-US border, and a discussion about online feminism and sharing the personal as political.
The impeachment trial has begun in the Senate, Bernie Sanders leads in a new Reuters poll, and Trump’s trade deal.
CNN’s microphones captured the post debate exchange between Sanders and Warren, and Lev Parnas goes on Maddow. photo courtesy of Paul Schulz via Wikimedia Commons
Tuesday’s Democratic debate, and the incredible Parnas document dump. photo courtesy of Todd L. Church via Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel lists some of the more popular endorsements Bernie Sanders has recently gotten which have helped his poll numbers.
The hidden camera video barely cracked right wing media circles.
We spend the hour on the hit job on Sanders’ alleged sexism, seemingly from the Warren camp. photo courtesy of Cory Doctorow via Wikimedia Commons
Tonight’s debate should be the messiest so far. Get your cocktails ready.
Why would anyone be surprised that an actor whose signature catchphrase is “you’re money baby” leans libertarian?
An attempt to explain what Bloomberg’s wealth means in the Democratic primary. Michael Bloomberg photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
First Lady Rosario Dawson was always a pipe dream, wasn't it?
Elizabeth Warren Dancing discourse, Chait wants Bloomberg to buy the election, and the latest on Iran. photo courtesy of Tim Pierce via Wikimedia Commons
The Democratic Party's new witchy aunt didn't make it far into 2020.
Trump’s sniffy press conference and confidential congressional briefing, and Bernie and Warren deviate on their rhetoric about Soleimani and war. photo courtesy of Todd L Church
Questions about what’s happening with the president’s nose keep flaring up.
On Tuesday night, Iran retaliated by firing missiles on Iraqi military bases hosting American troops. We spend the hour on it. photo courtesy of Ninara via Wikimedia Commons
Despite many within the Republican party describing Donald Trump as an aberration, John Knefel reflects on a number of President Trump’s choices which align perfectly with the attitudes of other Republicans, including, most recently, the assassination of Qassem Suleimani. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Awake” by Tycho
Iran vows direct retaliation, John Bolton says he’ll testify in the impeachment trial, and why liberals are so mad at AOC. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez photo courtesy of Senate Democrats via Wikimedia Commons
We spend the hour on the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani. photo courtesy of Fars Fotógrafos via Wikimedia Commons
Liberals ask why aren’t people in the streets.
It’s our first show back in the New Year and we’re catching up on everything that happened when we were gone including, for example, the president being impeached. photo courtesy of the United States House of Representatives via Wikimedia Commons
The primary’s only Latino candidate suspended his campaign.
It’s Radio Dispatch Best of 2019 and we’re revisiting our interviews with Cora Currier and Natalie Shure. photo courtesy of Natalie Shure photo courtesy of Cora Currier
John Knefel shares his thoughts on how the outcome of the 2020 election will reflect whether Donald Trump’s 2016 election was an aberration, or the American people embracing bigotry and cruelty. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Awake” by Tycho
It’s Best of Radio Dispatch 2019, featuring David Klion and Osita Nwanevu. photo courtesy of David Klion

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