Today we are airing an encore presentation of out first Radio Dispatch Live! Our special guests are Rolling Stone and Buzzfeed journalist Michael Hastings, Yemen and al Qaeda expert Gregory D Johnsen, and drone expert Sarah Knuckey. After this, we’re back to our normal schedule.
Today’s show is another best-of show. We’ve got an essay Molly wrote about balloon salespeople, an essay John wrote about working as a high-end gift wrapper, a field piece about protest music, and a field piece about a dramatic Occupy arrest.
It’s our Christmas Day show! Today’s show is a best-of show, which includes Sam Osterhout reading from his book Memos to Ruby, and a strange interview with Fanny Faye, the insecure chef.
Ryan Devereaux on the dangers of Zero Dark Thirty, and the National Review thinks men would have stopped the Sandy Hook shooting.
We spend the hour on the Newtown mass shooting, including Obama’s history of failure on gun control and the way we talk about masculinity.
Ten legal tactics cops can use to surveil you, and some thoughts on what you can do to avoid them. Plus, the sweet sweet listener mail keeps coming.
Nick Kristof would like the poor in the US to stop being such leeches, visiting Ahmed Ferhani in Rikers, and some incredible listener mail.
New DSM 5 still lists some trans people as “disordered”, UN disability treaty gets voted down, and some amazing listener mail.
Revisiting the Runaway General, the Michael Hastings story that ended Stanley McCrystal’s career as a general, a refresher on drones, and a black Florida teenager is gunned down in his car, allegedly after a confrontation with a middle aged white man. Plus, more listener mail than you can shake a stick at.
It’s Thanksgiving. Celebrate by listening to one of our favorite shows this year, our hour-long discussion of Communism, featuring Jesse Myerson and Chepe.
Anna Lekas Miller joins us to discuss the deteriorating conditions in Gaza, and The Nation’s Josh Eidelson reports on the upcoming Black Friday strikes that Walmart workers are organizing. Also, Jamel Mims on stop and frisk and mass incarceration.
Toro Y Moi. Majical Cloudz. Erik Gundel. Mykki Blanco. Future Shuttle. Julian Lynch. Beach House. Com Truise. Father John Misty. Hot Chip. John Maus. And more…
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 Petraeus scandal, media worship of the military, and the national security state eats itself alive.
Occupy Sandy establishes an outpost in the still suffering Midland Beach area in Staten Island, and Jezebel shames high schoolers who posted racist tweets after Obama’s reelection. This show is about natural disasters, race, and privilege.
Efforts to provide relief to the Rockaways continue, and John was on the ground to witness some of it. Also, Occupy’s effect on the election, and Glenn Beck’s website offers praise for Occupy Sandy.
The election results are in. We’re drinking bloody marys and screwdrivers. Also, Nick Isabella, who runs the twitter account OccuWeather, tells about the coming nor’easter and spending Sandy on a boat.
Michael Tracey on voter disenfranchisement in New Jersey following Superstorm Sandy. Also, Occupy Sandy is getting a lot of well-deserved good press. Our thoughts on why Occupy is so well suited to deliver relief to those affected by the storm.
On the ground interviews from Staten Island and Rockaway Beach, as we take you to some of the places in New York City that have been hardest hit. Today’s show is all about people telling their own stories about how Sandy changed their lives.
Huge Sandy-themed show today. Activist Michael Premo on InterOccupy mutual aid efforts, journalist Danny Gold on destruction in New Jersey and Staten Island, and defense attorney Gideon Oliver on Rikers, and the effects of shutting down the court system. Also, Molly escaped Manhattan and is back in the studio.
Hurricane Sandy has devastated the Northeast, leaving millions without power, and New York City without subway service for the next several days at least. Molly is stuck in Manhattan, so today is another best-of show. We replay our interview with Greg Palast on his new book Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, and my interview of NYU’s Sarah Knuckey on a drone report she co-authored.
Chase Madar, author of The Passion of Bradley Manning, on Manning’s detention, trans identity, and the overlap of foreign policy and mass incarceration. Also, Richard Mourdock’s “God intended that” rape comments, and a new agency that codifies global secret war.
John returns to the show, with more audio from Guantanamo Bay. Also, Greg Basta on the new book by New York Communities for Change, and Nick Espinoza on Occupy Our Homes Minnesota.
John’s latest dispatches from Guantanamo Bay, including an interview with Hina Shamsi of the ACLU. Also, an interview with Nelini Stamp, organizer with the Dream Defenders, on the school to prison pipeline, changing the debate, and the importance of organizing Latino and African American youth against their common oppressors. Plus, Jesse and Molly discuss Well Meaning Misogynists and the importance of checking your privilege.
Jesse Myerson is back to continue the co-host party and John sends his second dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, including more audio from lawyers discussing presumptive classification. Plus, Jesse’s vision of our impending dystopic future, the outting of a troll by Gawker, more NYPD beatings, and incredible listener mail.
Labor reporter Josh Eidelson joins us to discuss the Walmart strikes happening across the country, the possibility of a mass coordinated disruption of Black Friday, and the power and vulnerability of labor in the United States. Plus, John is going to Guantanamo Bay! Also, a listener points out Obama’s condescending language when talking about women’s issues.
Micah Uetricht on the striking Walmart workers in Illinois and California, the jobs numbers are in and look better than usual, and our take on the first presidential debate, as well as distressing torture acceptance and NDAA updates.
Columbia Law Professor Naureen Shah joins us to discuss a new drone report she co-authored.
Tim Pool reports from the streets of Madrid, and the intense police violence he witnessed there.
Day 3 of our DNC coverage, including a direct action by the No Papers, No Fear Ride For Justice group aka the UnDocuBus tour, and audio from the Planned Parenthood Rally.
Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network returns to discuss the on-going pre-trial hearings at Fort Meade, more RNC weirdness.
Michael Tracey is at the RNC, and we talk to him about the silencing of the Ron Paul delegates, the bizarre social scene and night life, and Ann Romney.
Laurie Penny on rape culture and her own experience with rape, as well as how this conversation relates to the accusations against Assange.
Barrett Brown of Project PM on face-recognition software TrapWire face-recognition, NYPD takes citizen’s camera.
Explaining the Affordable Care Act, John’s run-in with the AD who served him a subpoena, more.
Obamacare on the judicial chopping block risks widening a rift among the president’s coveted young supporters.

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