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Radio Dispatch is a weekly podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and MJ Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and MJ's own original reporting and analysis. From civil liberties and privacy to civil rights and intersectional feminism, Radio Dispatch covers the news from a point of view that values recognizing and discussing power and privilege. John and MJ's journalism can be found at Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Vice, The New Inquiry and more. Listeners are the most important part of Radio Dispatch, and the show strives to amplify the stories and narratives from those on the other end of the microphone.

Radio Dispatch is a weekly podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and MJ Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and MJ's own original reporting and analysis. From civil liberties and privacy to civil rights and intersectional feminism, Radio Dispatch covers the news from a point of view that values recognizing and discussing power and privilege. John and MJ's journalism can be found at Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Vice, The New Inquiry and more. Listeners are the most important part of Radio Dispatch, and the show strives to amplify the stories and narratives from those on the other end of the microphone.

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Brooklyn, NY

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World News

Description:

Radio Dispatch is a weekly podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and MJ Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and MJ's own original reporting and analysis. From civil liberties and privacy to civil rights and intersectional feminism, Radio Dispatch covers the news from a point of view that values recognizing and discussing power and privilege. John and MJ's journalism can be found at Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Vice, The New Inquiry and more. Listeners are the most important part of Radio Dispatch, and the show strives to amplify the stories and narratives from those on the other end of the microphone.

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English


Episodes

Biden’s Address to Congress

5/5/2021
"Biden's address to Congress, kids age 12-15 will be cleared for the Pfizer vaccine next week as the US redefines our expectations for herd immunity. Photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Vaccine updates and no herd immunity 26:00 - Biden’s address to Congress 58:20 - “Noonday Devil” Cartalk / Credits 59:40 - Finish "

Duration:00:59:40

Ryan Devereaux on Title 42 and Biden’s Immigration Policies

4/28/2021
"Ryan Devereaux on Title 42 and Biden’s continuation of Trump’s policies. Also, how the international intellectual property rights regime is leading to a catastrophe in India. photo courtesy of Fibonacci Blue via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Spring is in the air 12:00 - Ryan Devereaux on Biden’s immigration policies 44:00 - Vaccine IP and India 58:17 - “September Song Part II” Lightning Bug / Credits 60:04 - Finish "

Duration:01:00:04

The Chauvin Trial and Other Recent Racist Police Killings

4/21/2021
"The police killings of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo, Minneapolis public schools decided to go remote in advance of the Derek Chauvin verdict, and 80% of seniors 65 and older have gotten their first shot. Photo by Chad Davis via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on racist police killings 57:20 - “Contact Sigh” Man’s Body / Credits 58:50 - Finish "

Duration:00:58:50

NC’s Latest Anti-Trans Bill

4/14/2021
"There are more awful bills attacking trans people and more awful things that Matt Gaetz did. Photo courtesy of Kai Medina (Mk170101) via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Catching up on Biden admin stuff 29:00 - NC’s latest anti - trans bill 55:00 - Gaetz round up 59:00 - “X” Working Men’s Club / Credits 60:06 - Finish "

Duration:01:00:06

Rise of MJ, Fall of Gaetz

4/7/2021
"MJ's rise and Matt Gaetz's downfall. photo courtesy of Mark Foley via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The rise of MJ 45:00 - Fall of Matt Gaetz 59:20 - “Beautiful” Hey King / Credits 60:34 - Finish "

Duration:01:00:34

The Lil Nas X Culture War

3/31/2021
"Lil Nas X sparks a 90s style satanic panic and a check in on border and immigration policy under Biden. photo courtesy of Fabebk via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Pandemic check in 21:00 - Lil Nas X culture wars 50:00 - Immigration policy under Biden 59:20 - “Hung up and Haunted” The Bright Spots / Credits 60:30 - Finish "

Duration:01:00:29

Intersectionality in Practice

3/24/2021
"Racism, sexism and xenophobia intersect after the shooting targeting Asian Americans in Georgia, listener thoughts on the transphobic statehouse bills, and the economist who became a prominent voice on school reopening causes backlash in the Atlantic. photo courtesy of U.S. Secretary of Defense/ Lisa Ferdinando via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Billy is a wild boy 08:29 - John on the Georgia shooting and anti Asian violence 34:57 - Emily Oster tells parents...

Duration:01:00:39

Cora Currier on Lux Magazine

3/17/2021
"Cora Currier joins us to discuss the new Lux Magazine, a new magazine of feminism for the masses. Also, Molly takes a closer look at the barrage of bills targeting trans athletes, and a good old fashioned listener mail! Cora Currier via Twitter (@Coracurrier) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Doing things for the first time again 12:47 - Cora Currier on Lux 36:20 - Anti - trans bills across the country 57:18 - Credits, “Checkin’ Out” by Born Ruffians 59:23 - Finish "

Duration:00:59:23

The Democrats’ Great Shame

3/10/2021
"The new CDC guidelines say that vaccinated people can be together indoors, and a stimulus bill round-up including the highs and lows of the Democratic Party. Krysten Sinema Photo courtesy of The United States Senate - The Office of Krysten Sinema via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Stimulus bill round up 35:00 - New CDC guidelines 59:05 - “Tapping on the X - ray” The Deathray Davies / Credits 60:37 - Finish "

Duration:01:00:37

The Latest Trans-Panic

3/3/2021
"We spend the hour on the latest round of anti-trans bigotry. Photo courtesy of Kai Medina (Mk170101) via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The latest round of anti - trans bigotry 58:38 - “Oslo” Cloud Nothings / Credits 59:43 - Finish "

Duration:00:59:43

Late Winter COVID Round Up

2/24/2021
"It's your late winter, late pandemic, extremely over it Covid roundup. Plus, lessons from the communist party in Alabama in the 1930s. photo courtesy of Fulbert via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Late winter covid round up 57:16 - “All the best moves” Smith & Burrows / Credits 58:36 - Finish "

Duration:00:58:36

What Trump’s Second Impeachment Means

2/17/2021
"Trump was acquitted again, the CDC issued new guidance for school reopening, and another vaccine roundup. Photo courtesy of TapTheForwardAssist via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - What the second impeachment means 31:00 - The CDC school guidance 59:07 - “As it is” James Houlahan / Credits 60:46 - Finish "

Duration:01:00:46

The Far Right Extremists in Congress

2/10/2021
"Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, and the rest of the freshman Congress-- your questions, answered! Also, AOC's accounting of her experience on January 6th. Photo courtesy of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The far right in Congress 45:00 - AOC’s firsthand accounting of the Capitol siege 59:24 - “Take It Back” Brother Galen / Credits 60:40 - Finish "

Duration:01:00:40

What the Variants Mean

2/3/2021
"Vaccine Guy checks in, and GameStop is not the revolution. Photo courtesy of U.S. Secretary of Defense via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Vaccine and variant updates 44:00 - GameStop is not the revolution 58:26 - “The Oracle” The Planes / Credits 59:49 - Finish "

Duration:00:59:49

The Emotional Toll of the Pandemic on Children

1/27/2021
"A look at the cautious optimism of the first few days of the Biden administration, and a check in on schools as Chicago teachers vote to refuse to return. COVID-19 School closure sign in Williamsport, PA photo courtesy of Brinacor via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Vaccine guy check in 20:00 - Covid’s emotional toll on children 44:00 - Early Biden optimism 59:33 - “Going nowhere fast” Brent Beamer / Credits 60:42 - FinishPandemic, schools, covid - 19,...

Duration:00:59:24

What the Militia Movement Tells Us About the Capitol Siege

1/20/2021
"John’s piece at the Prospect about the historical ebb and flow between police and the far right, and public health advocates are underselling the vaccine. Crowd of Trump supporters marching on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 photo courtesy of TapTheForwardAssist via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Inauguration day 10:00 - Cops and fash, from the 90s to the present 47:00 - The risks of underselling the vaccine 59:25 - “Are you there” Slaughter Beach, Dog /...

Duration:01:00:51

The Fascist Insurrection

1/13/2021
"We spend the hour on the fascist takeover of the Capitol building on January 6th. Photo courtesy of TapTheForwardAssist via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the events of January 6th 57:35 - “Sad Age” Isla Den / Credits 58:54 - Finish "

Duration:00:58:53

The Disastrous Vaccine Rollout

1/6/2021
"We spend the hour on the disastrous vaccine rollout. Photoby Arne Müseler / www.arne-mueseler.com via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Catch up from the break 17:00 - The disastrous vaccine rollout 57:50 - “Punks Unavailable” Fit of Body / Credits 59:21 - Finish "

Duration:00:59:20

Last Show of the Year

12/30/2020
"It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2020 and we're revisiting our interviews with James Jacoby on the rise of the Amazon Empire, and Nick Pinto on bail reform in New York City. photo courtesy of Priwo via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - So long, 2020 11:02 - Nick Pinto on bail reform 36:34 - The Rise of Amazon 57:23 - “Infinite Wisdom” Laura Groves / Credits 58:38 - Finish "

Duration:00:58:38

Best of 2020

12/23/2020
"It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2020 and we're revisiting our interviews with Dustin Luke Nelson about the politics of beer, and Malcolm Harris on why Shit is Fucked Up and Bullshit. Photo courtesy of Astrocog via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Molly’s take on Christmas 09:58 - Malcolm Harris on Shit is Fucked Up and Bullshit 37:11 - Dustin Luke Nelson on the politics of beer 56:09 - “Waterfall” Quarter Life Crisis / Credits 57:34 - Finish "

Duration:00:57:34