Historian Peter Cole joins us to discuss the new book he co-edited, Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW. Also, John is in the studio to talk about a NYT op ed on why leftists should care about the Russia investigation.
John joins us to catch up on Donna Brazile’s book detailing corruption in the DNC, and listener thoughts on a DemEnter versus a DemExit.
Matt Ruby interviews comedian Kate Willett. Jacqueline Soller on ‘American Made.’ John Knefel on Roy Moore as the future of the GOP. Hyukoh’s BTR Live Studio session.
Rena & Matt on Sean Spicer’s appearance and Issa Rae’s comments at the Emmys. Charles Hinshaw on ‘mother!’ John Knefel on BernieCare For All. gobbinjr’s BTR Live Studio session.
John Knefel unpacks the “Medicare for All” bill that Bernie Sanders recently brought forth in the Senate. This bill, which proposes a single payer health care plan for the United States, was introduced with sixteen co-sponsors and has quickly gained attention and popularity. While Sanders knows that his plan has no chance of becoming law at this point in time, it is being recognized as a much more reasonable starting point than similar plans of the past. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Untitled” by Tiny Victories
An excerpt from Hillary’s new book polarizes the BTRtoday editorial staff
Rena Karefa-Johnson on anti-choice Dem candidates and DOJ targeting affirmative action; Jacqueline Soller on ‘Good Time’ starring Robert Pattinson; John Knefel on white resentment in the White House; sneak peak of Re-TROS BTR Live Studio session.
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here, and John is also here! We’re catching up on everything after a week of not looking at the news much. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Jamie Bartlett joins us to discuss his new book, Radicals Chasing Utopia: Inside the Rogue Movements Trying to Change the World. Also, John has more fury on the AHCA. Photo courtesy of YOMOSA Entertainment.
Misogyny aside, it does not make electoral sense to ignore women’s issues.
It’s JAMJAM Fridays, and Jesse Myerson joins us to talk healthcare and Palestine. Also, Morning John is here to also talk about healthcare and the absolute corruption of the Republicans.    
America needs to get its act together and remember that women’s bodies are not alien bodies, but normal, functioning human bodies that deserve every bit of respect and autonomy that male bodies receive.
Democrats have declared their distaste for identity politics, but does that represent a meaningful change in the party’s future?
Jesse Myerson joins us to talk about the politics of science, pro-life Democrats, and what taxes should look like. Also, Morning John on the new office set up for people to report immigrants.
Taia returns to discuss Democratic incompetence in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory, including the potential alienation of the party’s voter base.
The neoliberal and the nationalist will face a runoff in France, checking in on the Bernie and Heath Mello controversy, and listener mail. photo: Wikimedia Commons
The Trump administration has launched missiles into a Syrian air base, Senate Republicans go nuclear on the Gorch, and listener mail. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
Ben Palmquist and Nijmie Dzurinko join us to discuss the temporary failure of the AHCA and the state of organizing around single-payer healthcare, and listener mail.   Photo credit:
Molly Knefel — one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch — discusses the demise of the Affordable Health Care Act, the alternative to Obamacare put forth by President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan. She also discusses some of the fallout, as well as thoughts on the alternative being proposed now by Bernie Sanders. Music featured in the episode: “Untitled” by Tiny Victories
John and Molly catch up on the failure of the GOP health care bill, a check in on the story of missing teens in Washington DC, Jared Kushner thinks citizens are customers, and listener mail. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
It’s Radio Dispatch LIVE at Le Poisson Rouge! Bhaskar Sunkara and Maria Svart join us to talk socialism, organizing, the possibilities and limits of electoral politics, and the rise of socialism post-Trump. Recorded Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017. Photo credits: Twitter (@sunraysunray and @DemSocialists)