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Duchess Harris joins us to discuss Michelle Obama, working motherhood, and white feminism through a black feminist lens, John was on the TV, and as usual some great listener mail.
It's our fourth Radio Dispatch Live! On tonight's show, we welcome comedians Phoebe Robinson and Aparna Nancherla. We're talking political, social, and cultural commentary in comedy, and maybe we'll get into some identity politics while we're at it! Plus, John and Molly spent the afternoon trolling misogynists on Twitter.
Farea al-Muslimi testifies before a Senate subcommittee on drones, we discuss the Gosnell case in Philadelphia, and a listener mail about stripping.
Salon's Natasha Lennard joins us to discuss the problems of federal grand juries, and how those who resist them can wind up in solitary confinement for up to 18 months. Also, normalizing Constitutional infringements and sweet sweet listener mail. Find us on Stitcher, or at Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Ice palace in The Bronx 12:44 Natasha Lennard on Grand Juries 26:46 Normalizing erosion of liberties 41:00 Listener mail 59:42 “What is your secret” Nada Surf / Credits 61:02 Finish Natasha Lennard Support Jerry Listener Mail
The surviving suspect in the Boston bombing case was not read his Miranda rights for at least 48 hours, the Dove commercial that masquerades as feminist-y, and some UK-based listener mail. Find us on Stitcher, or at Theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 No Miranda rights for Boston suspect 35:00 Dove's awful commercial 52:53 Listener mail 58:47 “Dixie Cups and Jars” Waxahatchee / Credits 60:11 Finish Flowers in Boston Dove Commercial Listener Mail
Lauren Hennessy joins us to discuss trans identity politics. Also, the media continues to fail in its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, and the explosion in West Texas.
Robert Greenwald joins us to discuss his latest film, The War on Whistleblowers. Also, a new report says unequivocally that the United States engaged in torture after 9/11, and listener mail on ADHD.
We spend the hour on the bombing of the Boston Marathon, what it means and what it doesn't mean, and what the reactions can tell us.
The ever deteriorating situation at Guantanamo continues to get worse as detainees are moved into individual cells and defense attorneys are ordered not to use email. Also, listener mail, hooray!
Mike Konczal joins us to discuss Obama's budget proposal, including the notorious Social Security cuts that progressives are decrying. Also Rand Paul goes to Howard and we discuss his speech as well as criticisms of it.
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah joins us to discuss Kendrick Lamar and the tradition of black memoirists in the United States. Also, disabled people hiring sex workers, and four listener mails.
New revelations into the origins of the CIA drone program in Pakistan, and a wife and husband each write us about the same possibly sexist thing that happened at a Home Depot.
Trevor Aaronson joins us to discuss his book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism. Also, we talk about Molly's latest article for The New Inquiry about bullying.
Obama's sexist screw-up about Kamala Harris, the NYT's sexist screw-up about Yvonne Brill, and letters from a Guantanamo Bay detainee show his sense of humor.
“How to get a Black Woman fired,” Lindy West's great post about the phantom of misandry, and renewed hook-up culture panic. Also, a listener mail about actively combatting rape culture in High School after listening to Radio Dispatch.
A CIA agent linked to the destruction of torture tapes in the Bush years looks poised for a major promotion, today is autism acceptance/awareness day, and we catch up on some pre-vacation listener mail.
We're back from vacation with stories of classwar and revolution from Paris. Also, coverage of the Guantanamo Bay hunger strike has intensified, and the problems with all those marriage equality avatars on Facebook.
This is our final show sent in while we're on vacation. It's a re-airing of our live show from February, which is one of our favorites we've ever done.

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