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Radio Dispatch is a weekly podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and MJ Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and MJ's own original reporting and analysis. From civil liberties and privacy to civil rights and intersectional feminism, Radio Dispatch covers the news from a point of view that values recognizing and discussing power and privilege. John and MJ's journalism can be found at Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Vice, The New Inquiry and more. Listeners are the most important part of Radio Dispatch, and the show strives to amplify the stories and narratives from those on the other end of the microphone.
John and MJ Knefel are journalists, writers, and co-hosts of the political podcast Radio Dispatch. John covers foreign policy, criminal justice, civil liberties, and harm reduction, with bylines at Buzzfeed,…
Recent Episodes
The Delta variant takes hold in the US, and thoughts on Haiti and Cuba. photo courtesy of US Secretary of Defense via Wikimedia Commons
The history of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, more thoughts on summer school, and how voting restrictions could change the Democratic party. Al Nakba - Graffiti - Nazareth Photo courtesy of PRA via Wikimedia Commons  
Rumsfeld is dead and the hyper conservatism of Too Hot To Handle. photo via Wikimedia Commons
Critical race theory panic is the new anti-communism, and the New York Times declares progressivism dead because Eric Adam’s got 30% of the first choice votes. photo by unknown photographer (possibly Chuck Boyd, yearbook staff photographer) via Wikimedia Commons
Cooking, life check-ins, and what’s going on with the Chipotle wage and burrito bowl debate. photo courtesy of John Knefel
We dive into the Critical Race Theory thing, and MJ had top surgery. photo courtesy of Laurie Shaull via Wikimedia Commons