Today we re-air two of our favorite recent interviews, Ned Resnikoff on the hunger crisis in the United States, and Jesse Myerson on his clowning trip to a Syrian refugee camp. Happy turkey day everyone.
On tonight's show, Sarah Jaffe and Josh Eidelson join us to tell us all about labor. From Walmart to McDonalds to college athletes to tiny kindergarteners taking tests, they're here to catch you up on all the important organizing, striking, and resisting. Also, Radio Dispatch is writing an action sci fi romance Christmas movie called Hack My Heart, the story of Dick Cheney and George W. Bush.
A New York Times' op-ed columnist makes incorrect distinctions between marriage equality and other political issues, John went to a weird security conference at the Javits center, and a new listener-supplied scene for Hack My Heart.
A New York Times story purports to explain slut-shaming by blaming women, an anonymous US officials confirms a child was killed in Yemen in a drone strike in June, and listener mail about the Drag Out Hate rally.
A North Carolina man has been arrested for attempting to join al-Nusra, Dave Weigel minimizes the Cohen column and uses problematic language himself, and Lily Allen's new video has some pretty blatant cultural appropriation.
Andrea Grimes joins us to discuss court rulings in Texas, Oklahoma, and the future of reproductive rights in the United States. Also, the homeless-shelter industrial complex, and listener mail about gender performance.
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss his recent trip to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan as part of Patch Adams' clown-doctor troop, an appeals court stops the stop and frisk ruling, and more listener mail on being misdiagnosed due to gender and / or sexuality.
Kazu Makino, best known as the lead singer of indie rock legends Blonde Redhead, recently released her debut solo record. In this intimate session, Kazu joins us along with Darian Thomas for a selection of stripped-down performances from the dreamy album. | watch
Joe Virgillito looks at prediction markets and their relationship to elections. Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay on new movie Birds of Prey.’ Plus a preview of Pom Pom Squad’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Pom Pom Squad is the brainchild of musical force Mia Berrin. While the band’s name and imagery might evoke something fun and light, the reality is far darker and much, much heavier. Musically and… | watch