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Radio Dispatch is a daily podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and Molly Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and Molly'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 Molly'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 daily podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and Molly Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and Molly'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 Molly'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.

Location:

Brooklyn, NY

Genres:

World News

Description:

Radio Dispatch is a daily podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and Molly Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and Molly'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 Molly'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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Who Will Judge Trump

10/21/2020
"Who should judge Trump in the future, the Hunter Biden stuff, and one of the most hilarious stories to come out of 2020 is about Jeffrey Toobin. photo courtesy of acaben via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Toobin on Zoom 27:00 - The campaign against Hunter Biden 49:00 - Who should judge Trump 57:45 - “Things could get much worse” Jeremy Ivey / Credits 59:01 - Finish "

Duration:00:59:01

Don’t Underestimate Mike Pence

10/14/2020
"A roundup of last week’s vice presidential debate, and Trump keeps releasing videos to try to appeal to seniors. Vice-President Mike Pence posing with members of the Broward County, Florida SWAT team Photo courtesy of White House employee; cropped by Beyond My Ken via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the VP debate 58:41 - “Bliss Out” Death Valley Girls / Credits 59:50 - Finish "

Duration:00:59:49

Trump Gets COVID

10/7/2020
"There was a presidential debate last Tuesday, and Trump has COVID. Photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Trump has COVID 50:00 - Trump tells Proud Boys to stand by 58:19 - “Sentimental Saddle” Born Ruffians / Credits 59:40 - Finish "

Duration:00:59:40

The Big Trump Tax Story

9/30/2020
"The New York Times publishes a trove of information about Trump’s tax returns, and Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. photo courtesy of Salud Carba via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Nothing but dread 18:20 - The big Trump tax story 45:00 - Coney Barrett moves forward 56:51 - “American Crisis” Bob Mould / Credits 58:16 - Finish "

Duration:00:58:16

The fight over RBG’s seat and legacy

9/23/2020
"Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died, the continued discussion of John’s story on the overlap between cops and far right groups, and NYC once again pushes back the start of in-person schooling. photo courtesy of Ben J via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The fight over RBG’s seat 50:00 - More on the overlap between police and the far right 59:00 - “Everyone’s a critic” Fionn / Credits 60:19 - Finish "

Duration:00:00:19

History of Cops and Racist Vigilantes

9/16/2020
"John's story on the overlap between the police and racist vigilante groups, and NYC teachers refuse to enter buildings with one week left till students are set to arrive in schools. photo courtesy of Old White Truck via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Update on schools 36:00 - History of cops and racist vigilantes 59:02 - “Lonely Listener” Rae Fitzgerald / Credits 60:13 - Finish "

Duration:00:00:13

Biden and the Suburbs

9/9/2020
"The tale of two recessions, Biden and the suburbs, and the law and order backlash that hasn’t happened. photo courtesy of Lightburst via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Everyone’s talking about the suburbs 50:00 - The two recessions 57:55 - “Jerk” The Front Bottoms / Credits 59:21 - Finish "

Duration:00:59:20

RNC round up

9/2/2020
"A roundup of the RNC and the white supremacist shooting in Kenosha. photo courtesy of Lightburst via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Time keeps passing 10:00 - RNC round up and shooting in Kenosha 58:02 - “Desire” Bob Moses / Credits 59:29 - Finish "

Duration:00:59:29

DNC Round up

8/26/2020
"A round up of the DNC, and initial thoughts on the RNC. photo courtesy of John Lucia via Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - A round up of the DNC 58:16 - “Soft Blue Light” TWINS / Credits 59:29 - Finish "

Duration:00:59:31

Harris Gets the VP Nod

8/19/2020
"Harris is the VP, and more school updates. photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Kamala Harris via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Harris gets the VP nod, and more school updates 56:55 - “Wild Card” Tatyana / Credits 58:06 - Finish "

Duration:00:58:06

From Praising to Shaming Teachers

8/12/2020
"The 6 month switcheroo from praising teachers to shaming them, the prognosis for winter, and the latest on the Washington pandemic response. Photo credit: By AugusteBlanqui - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Still socially distanced 10:00 - From praising teachers to shaming them 59:13 - “Turn your back around” Leila Moss / Credits 60:24 - Finish "

Duration:01:00:24

Schools are Already Hot Spots

8/5/2020
"Looming disaster as some schools are still set to reopen in the fall, and DHS ties leftists to foreign powers. photo courtesy of BreaWycker via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Social distance in action 10:00 - Looming disaster as schools are set to reopen 60:25 - “Anytime” Country Westerns 61:23 - Finish "

Duration:01:01:36

Unrest Beyond Portland

7/29/2020
"Frontline’s Micheal Kirk joins us to discuss his new documentary The United States of Conspiracy. Also, protests escalate beyond Portland. photo courtesy of Henryodell via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - New Taylor Swift 07:16 - The United States of Conspiracy 30:16 - Protests escalate beyond Portland 57:52 - “darkness” katie dey / Credits 58:57 - Finish "

Duration:00:58:56

The Feds in Portland

7/22/2020
"Teachers unions in Florida sue Governor DeSantis over reopening schools, federal agents snatch and grab protesters in Portland, and Trump says he will send federal troops to more cities. photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Doctors appointments 10:00 - Covid update 30:00 - Feds in Portland 55:00 - Florida teachers sue DeSantis 59:09 - “Desire” DEHD / Credits 60:31 - Finish "

Duration:01:00:31

Americans are Losing Health Insurance By the Millions

7/15/2020
"James Bluemel on the new Frontline documentary “Once Upon a Time in Iraq.” Also, 5.4 million Americans lost their health insurance, and Trump and DeVos threaten to defund school districts that won’t open. photo courtesy of Ben McLean via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Another big week 09:06 - James Bluemel on “Once Upon a Time in Iraq” 24:57 - Millions losing health coverage in the US 57:26 - “I’m not getting excited” / The Beths 58:32 - Finish "

Duration:00:58:33

Who Gets Public Space

7/8/2020
"Breonna Taylor and gentrification, who gets to have open streets, and higher ed in the pandemic. photo courtesy of Philafrenzy via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Who gets public space 58:31 - “I could use a miracle” Dent May 59:42 - Finish "

Duration:00:59:43

States are Closing Up

7/1/2020
"States that have reopened have now reclosed, and the absolute miss of pulling old movies and shows for racism rather than changing policy. photo courtesy of Charles E. Spirtos via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - States are closing and there’s no plan for school 59:41 - “Anytime” Country Westerns / Credits 60:41 - Finish "

Duration:01:00:41

Kids During Quarantine

6/24/2020
"There’s no room for kids in the coronavirus policies, and states continue to see record numbers of new cases. photo courtesy of Usernet123u via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - States keep setting new case records 57:19 - “Anytime” Country Westerns / Credits 58:33 - Finish "

Duration:00:58:33

Yes, Activists Mean Abolish the Police

6/17/2020
"Atlanta police kill Rayshard Brooks, Mariame Kaba calls to abolish the police in the New York Times, and an activist is found dead after posting about her sexual assault. photo courtesy of John Knefel 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Yes, activists mean abolish the police 57:54 - “Body Rock” Future Punx / Credits 59:04 - Finish "

Duration:00:59:04

Week 2 of the George Floyd Protests

6/10/2020
"Week 2 of the nationwide protest for Black lives. Photo courtesy of John Knefel 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the nationwide anti racist protests 57:16 - “Standing where you left me” Drab City / Credits 58:33 - Finish "

Duration:00:58:33