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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.

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Brooklyn, NY

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World News

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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.

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English


Episodes

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

Vaccine Distribution Begins

12/16/2020
"The beginnings of vaccine distribution, and some end of the year thoughts. Covid vaccine clinical trial, Dago, Bandung photo credit Rio Tuasikal via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - End of year thoughts 13:00 - Vaccine distribution begins 57:40 - All my friends are dancers” Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys / Credits 58:56 - Finish "

Duration:00:58:55

Elliot Page Comes Out

12/9/2020
"Elliot Page comes out as trans, and civilian casualties in Afghanistan skyrocket. 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Christmas movies 21:00 - Elliot Pages comes out as trans 46:00 - Civilian casualties in Afghanistan skyrocket 57:49 - “Hear the bells” Calexico / Credits 59:37 - Finish "

Duration:00:59:37

Good Vaccine News

12/2/2020
"The head of Operation Warp Speed said that most Americans could be vaccinated by May, and we get to Modern Monetary Theory. photo courtesy of Garry Knight via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - What a year 13:00 - Good vaccine news 36:00 - MMT, kind of explained 59:54 - “Drinking during the day” Emily Edrosa / Credits 61:14 - Finish "

Duration:01:01:14

Biden’s Cabinet Comes Together

11/25/2020
"NYC schools have closed after the city reaches its 3% positivity threshold, and what we know about Biden's cabinet. Joe Biden Visits Kosovo photo courtesy of David Lienemann via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The coup that couldn’t 17:00 - NYC schools are closing 44:00 - Biden’s cabinet comes together 59:43 - “Make you feel blue” Caitlin Harnett and the Pony Boys / Credits 60:56 - Finish "

Duration:01:00:56

Roaring Third Wave of COVID-19

11/18/2020
"A Pandemic check in, a coup check in, and the MAGA march over the weekend. Bruce Westerman getting a COVID-19 test Photo courtesy of United States Congress, Office of Bruce Westerman via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - COVID is raging across the country 50:00 - Checking in on Trump’s attempts to cling to power 58:33 - “Meet you in the city” Todd Slant / Credits 60:07 - Finish "

Duration:01:00:07

Biden Wins, What’s After Trump

11/11/2020
"It's our second post election show and our first one with results. Joe Biden won! We'll talk about the wild week that just passed, and what might be to come in the next 2 months. Also, there's good news from Pfizer about their COVID vaccine! Photo courtesy of Steve Jurvetson via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Celebrations around the country 6:30 - What’s after Trump 30:00 - Let the left punching begin 58:52 - “Are we all right again” Eels / Credits 60:10 -...

Duration:01:00:11

One Step Closer To Crisis

11/5/2020
"It's our Day After the Election show. We still don't know what happened, but we do know that it was not a good night for Biden, the Democratic Party, or the country. photo courtesy of Infrogmation of New Orleans via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the 2020 election 58:13 - “Tell U” Couch Prints / Credits 59:44 - Finish "

Duration:00:59:44

Election Episode Teaser

11/4/2020
"Tune into Radio Dispatch on November 5th for a very special election episode. 00:00 - Radio Dispatch Election Episode Teaser 01:03 - Finish "

Duration:00:01:03

The Election Looms

10/28/2020
"The second and final presidential debate, wine moms organize in Ohio, an NYPD cop got suspended for saying “Trump 2020” on the job, and it’s our last episode before the election. photo courtesy of Nomader via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The last episode before the election 57:27 - “they told us it was hard, but they were wrong” Ela Minus / Credits 58:38 - Finish "

Duration:00:58:38

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