Our latest live show, with Rachel Reid and Anand Gopal, both of whom have lived in Afghanistan and worked on issues surrounding the country for years. We learn about the surprising movie that the Taliban's young men love, we sing happy birthday to Melissa Gira Grant, and our mom was there. Do not miss this show.
Richard Sherman dismantles everybody who has been calling him a thug, new statistics on the growing proportion of children of color in the United States, an NSA watchdog group has determined the spying dragnet is illegal, and listener mail.
Parker Marie Molloy joins us to discuss the transphobic, irresponsible Grantland article that has generated a huge backlash in the trans community, and Abbie Treis on those who supported the article on Twitter.
The Departments of Justice and Education released documents to curb discrimination in school discipline, the disturbing trend of prosecutors using rap lyrics in criminal cases, and listener mail about dogecoin.
A GOP candidate says marital rape isn't a real thing, a Congressional committee is restricting the president's ability to move the drone program from CIA to DoD, and listener mail on robots, of course.
Bill and Emma Keller write twin columns criticizing Lisa Adams for tweeting her cancer treatment, thoughts on online harassment, a listener yells at us for bad-mouthing zoos, and another friend of the show was on the television.
Razan Ghazzawi joins us to discuss the on-the-ground realities in Syria, the Obama administration has pledged to investigate the drone strike that killed 12 people in Yemen, and more listener mail on self-identification.
Friend of the show Jesse Myerson makes the TV rounds and does quite well for himself, Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera make an appearance on Katie Couric's show, two movie scenes, and listener pushback pushback.
Molly's first piece for Al Jazeera America on juvenile incarceration, the FBI formally changes its primary mission from law enforcement to national security, and Clapper's lawyer's ridiculous letter to the New York Times.
David Brooks writes about smoking weed as a young man, a round-up of the 11 Guantanamo transfers since August, and a progressive white woman denies her whiteness and identifies as green. Also, listener mail on dismantling trans* hierarchies.
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.
NYC band Activity is a supergroup of sorts, with Travis Johnson, Steve Levine, Zoë Browne, and Jess Rees coming from the excellent bands Grooms, Field Mouse, and Russian Baths. This particular… | watch