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Episode #17 What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics!  What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #17! Today on the show... Milk wins multiple Oscars! Part two of the interview with journalist Johann Hari, talking about homophobia, coca-cola and pirates! But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines! This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folk at Vegan Essentials (...
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Episode #18 What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics!  What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #18! On today's show... Crazy Mexican Cartels! The Omnibus Bill of 2009 Republicans are refusing to pass cause it's full of earmarks. And Allison tries to link the film/graphic novel Watchmen to politics...so she can talk about the Watchmen. This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by...
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Episode #19 What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics! What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio! Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #19! Today on the show... Part I of the interview with Princeton Professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Author of Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought. You can also see her on the Rachel Maddow Show, Real Time with Bill Maher and Democracy Now! Find her on her...
Episode #20 What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics!  What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #20! On today's show... J&A discuss atheists, Desmond Tutu, New Oreleans, Hip Hop and part II of the interview with Princeton Professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Author of Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought. You can see Melissa on the Rachel Maddow...
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Episode #22 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #22! Today on the show... J&A interview Tariq Ali, prominent British Pakistani historian, intellectual, novelist and political campaigner.  http://tariqali.org/ And a new segment appears, 'Citizen Radio Checks in With Hope'. But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines This, and all CR podcasts, are...
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Episode #23 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #23! Today on the show... Citizen Radio Checks in With Hope from Melbourne, Australia and rejoice, G. Gordon Liddy hates Allison! But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folk at Vegan Essentials ( http://veganessentials.com/ ). Buy cruelty-free...
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Episode #24 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #24! Today on the show... From Melbourne, Australia, J&A chat about Tim Minchin and his parents, Jon Stewart and the media and miseducation in the US. But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines! This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folk at Vegan Essentials (...
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Episode #25 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #25! Today on the show... From Melbourne, Australia, J&A discuss why Peggy Noonan (columnist for the Wall Street Journal) is an idiot and what's up with Shep Smith (Fox news anchor) and Jane Harman (US Rep for California's 36th congressional district)...what the hell is up with these people? But first...the...
Episode #26 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #26! Today on the show... Obama, State secrets, torture and Arlen Specter! Also, be nice to someone, ya dick. But first...really awesome headlines.  Yeah.  Amazing. This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folk at Vegan Essentials (http://veganessentials.com/). Buy cruelty-free products there and...
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Episode #27 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #27! Today on the show... An update to the gays in military situation, Bloomberg News calls out Allison and the Supreme Court goes through some changes! Wrapping up the episode is...more of the Noam Chomsky interview! http://www.chomsky.info/ This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folk at Vegan...
Episode #28 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #28! Today on the show... Comedians are funny (unless they are women that go after pill-popping jockeys with jokes), a gay military translator challenges Obama who has gone back on even more of vows and crazy white right-wing shock jocks attack Janeane Garofalo. Dane Cook, Sean Hannity, Wanda Sykes.  What do these...
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Episode #30 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #30! Today on the show... We make history by nominating the first latina supreme court judge then punch ourselves in the dick by upholding proposition 8. But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines! This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folk at Vegan Essentials (...
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Episode #31 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #31! Today on the show... Wanna be an artist, then suck a dick!  Followed by reports from the Middle East and New Hampshire now both gun and gay friendly! This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folk at Vegan Essentials ( http://veganessentials.com/ ). Buy cruelty-free products there and tell 'em...
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Episode #32 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #32! Today on the show... How easy it is to fuck up a democratically controlled country if you have enough money?  Very easy it seems! Followed by discussions on abortion, how terrorists can be white too and the return of Jamie and Allison's Movie Review! But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines! This,...
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Episode #33 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #33! Today on the show... Part I - Comics John Knefel and Mike Drucker join Allison and Jamie to discuss unfunny subjects hilariously for the entire hour.  War, Iran, Religion, nothing is sacred! This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folk at Vegan Essentials ( http://veganessentials.com/ ). Buy...
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Episode #34 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #34! Today on the show... Another Republican moral crusader against gay marriage is found fucking a mistress. What colour should Allison set her Twitter avatar to for the war in Iraq?  Important question goddammit! And finally, Jamie and Allison's In Memoriam! This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the...
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Episode #35 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #35! Today on the show... Sarah Palin retires from her position as governer of Alaska! A&J talks about Jamie's little brother David! This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folk at Vegan Essentials ( http://veganessentials.com/ ). Buy cruelty-free products there and tell 'em Citizen Radio sent...
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Episode #36 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #36! Today on the show... Bonvoyage episode before Jamie heads to the UK! But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines! This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folk at Vegan Essentials (http://veganessentials.com/). Buy cruelty-free products there and tell 'em Citizen Radio sent you!
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Episode #37 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #37! Today on the show... Jamie is in London! Ying Yang episode!  Ying: Jamie performing Old Rope Stand-Up!  Yang: Allison interviews Jeffrey Deskovic, the man who served 16 years in prison for a murder and rape he didn't commit.  And guess which judge his case came across at one point?  Sonia Sotomayor! Small...
Episode #38 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #38! Today on the show... While Jamie was away doing something comedy related Allison was getting some awesome interviews.  First off she chats with healthcare whistleblower Wendell Potter ( http://wendellpotter.com/ ), followed by an interview with Remote Area Medical's Stan Brock (...
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Episode #39 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #39! Today on the show... Broadcasting from Amsterdam, discussions including about the gay pride parade and healthcare! This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folk at Vegan Essentials ( http://veganessentials.com/ ). Buy cruelty-free products there and tell 'em Citizen Radio sent you!
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Episode #40 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #40! Today on the show... Interview with comedy legend Richard Herring, a British comedian and writer best known for his double act with Stewart Lee and a host of live one-man comedy shows. http://www.richardherring.com/ This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folk at Vegan Essentials (...
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Episode #41 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #41! Today on the show... Strawberry Fields Forever and Secret Detention! Death Panels - US Conservatives demonising UK's NHS as socialised healthcare and spreading lies about it. Jamie talks about meeting a couple of young, drunk scotsmen who surprisingly turn out to treat Jamie differently because he isn't gay....
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Episode #42 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #42! Today on the show from the Edinborough Fringe Festival ... Wanna be a liberal? Stop buying Republican! J&A discuss American Terrorists, the Super Rich not being as super rich but still being super rich and Blackwater! Finally music from both Gavin Osborn ( http://www.myspace.com/gavinosborn ) and the...
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Epispde #43 Citizen Radio spends this last hour from Edinburgh with comic Robin Ince! First, a brief recap of the week including the news about Ted Kennedy dying. Read all about Kennedy's career-long battle for universal healthcare coverage at Allison's blog (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/08/26/ted-kennedy-health-care-reform-is-the-cause-of-my-life/) Then, Allison and Jamie talk with Robin about media, comedy, atheism, and shopping malls. Next week, Citizen Radio is back in the...
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Episode #44 Special guest and comic John Knefel (http://comedyandpolitics.blogspot.com) joins the show to discuss healthcare, Buddhist jokes, Nazi comparisons, Inglorious Basterds, Obama's condescending behavior toward liberals, and how you're paying contractors $180 million a year to do shots out of each other's assholes. Citizen Radio has a moment of silence for the public option now that Democrats have managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Next, John Knefel explains why he isn't...
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Episode #45 Citizen Radio recounts a first hand experience at one of those crazy town hall meetings (including an encounter with loud protesters, and an "Obama: Speak English NOW!" bumper sticker.) Second up: a discussion about President Obama's healthcare speech. During the historical address before a joint session of Congress, Obama mentioned a certain healthcare executive, Wendell Potter, former guest of the show. Allison and Jamie revisit the Potter interview, and also discuss Joe...
Episode #47 SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENT: Starting in October (October 10 and 24,) Citizen Radio will broadcast special WEEKEND EDITIONS! It's the same show – just more of it – and really, what more could you wish for? More politics! More comedy! More snark than you can shake a stick at! MORE!! Thanks to all the fans who have listened to and supported the show since day one, and who make it their business to spread the good word about Citizen Radio to all of their apathetic hipster douche bag...
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Episode #48 The CEO of ACORN, Bertha Lewis, visits Citizen Radio to explain what ACORN does when FOX News is not portraying it as a Socialist prostitution ring. ACORN helps low and moderate-income families find affordable housing and registers poor people and minorities to vote. Surprisingly, Republicans don’t like them. Bertha Lewis is not afraid of them. Badass. Read Allison's article about the Lewis interview and the GOP's unsurprising (and repeated) attacks against ACORN here:...
Episode #49 On this very special episode, the Unfunny But Totally Real Headlines make their triumphant return. Plus, more politics and comedy than you can probably handle! Next, Allison and Jamie discuss Obama's upcoming gay rights speech, and the different ways he can mess it up. Also, you should read this Daily Kos diary entry from a gay teenager who decided to come out to his Conservative Christian parents:...
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Episode #50 Citizen Radio discusses Obama's Nobel Peace Prize and his big gay rights speech. Also, the shitty (literally) meat industry, Australian blackface, Senator Al "Kickin' Ass" Franken, private contractor rape, White People Problems, global warming denier James Inhofe, the useless Senate, and liberal solidarity. Allison discusses a new undercover investigation video scandal, one you probably haven't seen covered on the news ad nauseam like the ACORN story. You probably haven't...
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Episode # 51 Citizen Radio tells positive thinking to suck it! Why being apathetic isn't cool Jamie gets a bottle thrown at him Miguel "the fucking" Fish New hate mail! The National Equality March Lt. Dan Choi's speech against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" The gay witch hunt against Assistant Deputy Secretary at the Department of Education for the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, Kevin Jennings, and how the media is working with the right to hunt down and discredit an...
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Episode #52 Allison and Jamie interview comedian Brent Sullivan, mastermind of the hilarious show "Fag Life: A Conversation with Fred Phelps," which can be seen at the Upright Citizens' Brigade Theater in NYC November 4 and 11. Citizen Radio highly recommends the show. Reserve tickets here: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/shows/2156 Also, add Brent on Facebook! He's a funny political dude. What more can you ask for? http://www.facebook.com/brentjamessullivan First up, the Unfunny But...
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Episode #53 Allison and Jamie make their triumphant return from Sydney, Australia! Anti-atheist Twitter hate! Why Everyone Hates Vegans America's refusal to self-critique and reverse damaging behavior and how that applies to Zero Tolerance and Iran. Allison writes about America's insane Zero Tolerance policies over at her blog: http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/10/12/americas-insane-culture-of-fear-from-zero-tolerance-to-iran/ "Cosmopolitan" magazine is for narcissistic idiots...
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Episode #54 Special guests Glenn Greenwald and Fisher Stevens !  Allison and Jamie also discuss awful Joe Lieberman and J-Street. Glenn Greenwald is an American lawyer, columnist, blogger at Salon.com , and author. Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator prior to becoming a blogger. He has also contributed to other newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. Greenwald is the author of three books, How Would a Patriot...
Episode #55 Citizen Radio basks in the semi-awfulness of this week’s election results: Shame in Maine: Prop 1 robs gay couples of the right to marriage and America once again treats gay people as second class citizens Zaftig charlatan, Chris Christie, becomes governor of New Jersey. Jamie doesn’t react well. Michael Bloomberg proves not even $100 million can buy you significant amounts of love, and also beautifully illustrates why America needs campaign finance reform Yet there was also...
Episode #56 Allison and Jamie welcome special guest, comic John Knefel, for the full hour! John is now a blogger at True/Slant (http://trueslant.com/johnknefel), and you should also friend him on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/johnknefel) John has just returned from a half-awesome, half-​disastrous trip to Argentina, and oh boy! Does he have stories! He had so many stories, in fact, that this week's Citizen Radio ran long, so our two-part interview with Anna Baltzer starts next week. This...
Episode #57 Dual interviews, this is one for the ages! Jane Hamsher - Founder of progressive blog FireDogLake, co-producer of Oliver Stone movie Natural Born Killers, constantly on Rachel Maddow and the person who is going to singlehandedly save healthcare.  Topics covered: Stupak–Pitts and Hyde amendements, abortion funding and what the hell is happening with healthcare reform. Jane Hamsher on the Web Website: http://firedoglake.com Twitter: @janehamsher Fan requested interview of...
Episode #58 Second half of Anna Baltzer interview from episode #56, 14 November 2009. Jamie, Allison and Anna continue their discussion on Hamas, civilian deaths, whether Israel can actually be called a democracy, Judaising efforts in the Middle East, the problem with the two-state solution, human shields and more! Anna Baltzer on the Web Website: http://www.annainthemiddleeast.com Twitter: @anna_baltzer  
Episode #59 All about the time Jamie saved author of Blackwater, Jeremy Scahill, from a crazy man. But first: The Unfunny But Totally Real headlines: Learn about the world, while sitting on your ass, and feel like you're actually doing something. It'll only take two minutes, and then you’ll be able to sound smart to your apathetic, hipster douchebag friends. As always: try to spot the Fox News headlines. Hidden somewhere within the Unfunny But Totally Real Headlines is a real headline from...
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Episode #60 Happy Thanksgiving! Some family reunion advice: Don't stab your Conservative family members with a fork! The University of California student riots Congress debates debating the health care bill Christians are still crazy A liberal writes Citizen Radio hate mail – over the use of the word "crazy." Seriously. Allison and Jamie start their own religion. Trust us, you’ll like this one. Allison interviews Robert Samuels, the president of the University of California,...
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Episode #61 Citizen Radio welcomes very special guest, Howard Zinn! Zinn is an American historian and professor emeritus in the Political Science Department at Boston University. He is the author of more than 20 books, including A People's History of the United States. Zinn has been active in the civil rights, civil liberties and anti-war movements in the United States, and has written extensively on all three subjects. He joins Citizen Radio to discuss civil disobedience, war, class,...
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Episode #62 Citizen Radio welcomes very special guest, Noam Chomsky, the man the New York Times calls the most important intellectual alive. First up, the Unfunny But Totally Real Headlines: learn about the world, while sitting on your ass, and feel like you're actually doing something. You're going to want to ADD out, but don't. It’s only two-minutes, and then you can sound smart to your apathetic, hipster douchebag friends. Next, Allison and Jamie talk about Invictus, the latest "White...
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Episode #63 Citizen Radio discusses Obama's West Point speech, and the similar rhetoric being used during the Afghanistan and Iraq debates. The US has destabilized Afghanistan, propped up a highly corrupt government, including high-ranking officials accused of murder and rape, and now has the audacity to claim Afghanistan will not get anymore "blank checks." Allison and Jamie also discuss media bias and war. A new study shows that newspapers, by far, favor pro-war columnists over...
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Episode #64 Citizen Radio welcomes special guest, Susan Burke! Burke serves as lead counsel in five actions brought on behalf of the Abu Ghraib torture victims. The actions are against CACI and L-3, whose employees served as translators or interrogators and participated in torture. She also serves as lead counsel against Blackwater's slaughter of innocent civilians in Iraq's Nissoor Square. Burke talks about how private mercenaries are a way for the government to "buy their way out of a...
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Episode #65 Citizen Radio welcomes the cast, director, and producer of the hilarious new comedy, Mystery Team (http://www.mysteryteam-movie.com/,) which just premiered at Sundance to rave reviews. This is the anti-corporate comedy – no big studies, no big promotion budget – just awesome comedy. Support this film instead of seeing American Pie 46 or another awful Michael Bay "film." The cast of Mystery Team is Derrick Comedy (http://www.derrickcomedy.com/) (Dominic Dierkes, Donald...
Episode #66 On this week's Citizen Radio: Jamie lashes out at United Airlines in a very unbiased, journalistic fashion. Some Progressives are mad at Matt Taibbi for his latest article in Rolling Stone. Taibbi has dared to point out the obvious: The president has packed his economic team with Wall Street insiders intent on turning the bailout into an all-out giveaway. Read it here:http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/31234647/obamas_big_sellout/print. Allison argues the Progressives are...
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Episode #67 Citizen Radio discusses the Copenhagen protests. Hundreds of protesters have been arrested, beaten, and tear gassed by the police, who have also been using "kettling," i.e. penning protesters as a form of soft censorship. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/12/16/copenhagen-climate-activists-reclaim-power/) These "penned protesters" sometimes lash out at police when they feel they have been marginalized, suppressed, and have no other means of communicating...
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Episode #68 Citizen Radio interviews author, activist, and former Economic Hit Man, John Perkins, for the full hour! As an EHM (Economic Hit Man), Perkins's job was to convince Third World countries to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development—loans that were much larger than needed—and to guarantee that the development projects were contracted to U.S. corporations like Halliburton and Bechtel. Once these countries were saddled with huge debts, the U.S. government and the...
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Episode #69 HAPPY HOLIDAYS! It's a best-of Citizen Radio! Citizen Radio recently interviewed professor Noam Chomsky about the War on Drugs, religion, and what makes him happy. Called "arguably the most important intellectual alive" by the New York Times, Noam Chomsky is also known as a political activist. In the 1966 essay, "The Responsibility of Intellectuals," Chomsky challenged intellectuals "to speak the truth and expose lies," and he carried his protests...
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Episode #70 It's a best-of show! Comic and activist Janeane Garofalo joins Citizen Radio to talk about the media, Republicans, feminism, and what makes her happy. Janeane talks about her own experience with crazy right-wing protesters, Wanda Sykes, censorship, and being an anti-war voice in the mainstream media. Though she's a proud liberal, Janeane also has a few harsh words for Barack Obama about his timidity in prosecuting Bush officials for war crimes, and his abandonment of the gay...
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Episode #71 Happy 2010 from Citizen Radio! Allison and Jamie read some fan/hate mail. Yes, sometimes they can be both.  Next, Allison explains why torture is more offensive than profane language. Citizen Radio discusses Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab AKA “The Underwear Bomber,” and the myths Republicans and the media have created about President Obama’s response to the failed terrorist attack, and national security. The myths list, originally posted by Juan Cole, can be found here:...
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Episode #72 Citizen Radio interviews a VERY special surprise guest! Also, the top 25 censored stories of 2009/2010. Check out the top 10 list at Allison’s blog: http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/01/02/top-25-censored-stories-for-20092010/ , and the full 25 list at Project Censored: http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/category/two-thousand-and-ten-book/ . Allison and Jamie discuss the different degrees of censorship, and the US version, “Soft censorship.” Update on the...
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Episode #73 *** First up, Allison and Jamie discuss Vagina Politics, and how all societies fight to regulate the supply of vaginas.  *** Upcoming guest: Sara Benincasa ( http://www.sarabenincasa.com/, ) a comedian, writer, and radio talk show host. She’s famous for her Sarah Palin impersonation, and during the election, she created original web video content for the Huffington Post's humor site, 23/6, a series for which she won an ECNY Award and was nominated for a Webby for best...
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Episode #74 First up, Allison and Jamie discuss Vagina Politics, and how all societies fight to regulate the supply of vaginas.  Special guest: Sara Benincasa ( http://www.sarabenincasa.com/, ) a comedian, writer, and radio talk show host. She’s famous for her Sarah Palin impersonation, and during the election, she created original web video content for the Huffington Post's humor site, 23/6, a series for which she won an ECNY Award and was nominated for a Webby for best performance,...
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Episode #75 On this weekend’s Citizen Radio, Allison and Jamie discuss the tragic events in Haiti, and how the media is portraying Haiti as land of a million poor black people where bad shit constantly goes down. What isn’t being reported is that US debt policies left Haiti vulnerable to catastrophe (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/01/13/us-debt-policies-left-haiti-vulnerable-to-catastrophe/). If you can spare it, please help Haitians and make donations to UNICEF...
Episode #76 On this Wednesday's Citizen Radio... Jamie returns from San Francisco where he secured some badass upcoming guests for Citizen Radio: Comic Paul F. Tompkins and Robin Williams, the newest members of the Church Of The Smiling Vagina (COSV)! At the Nashville Teabagger Convention in February, Sarah Palin will be joined on stage by numerous religious authoritarians. One of them is Judge Roy Moore, a former chief justice from Alabama who has openly advocated killing gay people. It’s...
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Episode #77 On this weekend’s Citizen Radio… Martha Coakley concedes the Massachusetts Senate (and Ted Kennedy’s old) seat to Scott Brown. Citizen Radio talks about what this means, how this happened, and Brown’s nude centerfold spread in Cosmopolitan magazine. The mainstream media has already decided what the Brown win means: Liberalism is dead. Citizen Radio disagrees. Jamie talks about David Cameron and Gordon Brown, and why voting for Cameron is George W. Bush Part II. Next, Jamie...
Episode #78 On this Wednesday's Citizen Radio... Listeners have nominated Citizen Radio for the Presidential Citizens Medal. Other listeners who would like to nominate CR can do so here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/citizensmedal . Allison and Jamie promise to have the best acceptance speech ever if they win. After spending the week in Chicago and feasting on mainstream media, Jamie discusses what the TV taught him (particularly about Jersey Shore,) while Allison contrasts those stories with print...
Episode #12 What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics!  What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #12! On today's show... Thoughts on the inauguration, clips cut out from the inauguration and bitter truths about the inauguration! Engaging in bipartisan discourse on how religion is crazy and if you don't press charges against bush officials then you're an accomplice to war crimes! But...
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Episode #79 On this weekend's Citizen Radio... First, Allison and Jamie answer a question from a fan about loud, angry people, who have no idea what they’re talking about. John Kiriakou, the former CIA operative who gained international fame by affirming the Neo-Conservative wet dream that waterboarding quickly unloosens the tongues of hard-core terrorists, now says he didn’t know what he was talking about. In fact, he wasn’t even in the room during the Zubaydah torture sessions. (...
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Episode #81 Citizen Radio broadcasts from their NEW studio/home in Brooklyn! First up, the debut of a new segment involving the introduction of a weatherman/religious zealot/racist/surprise guest. Next, Saturday Night Live writer, Mike Drucker, stops by to discuss the Obama-Republican Q&A, the IPad, Citizen Radio book collection, the media, Chris Matthews, and plays Who Would You Fuck? in which Mr. Drucker must decide which political figure he would rather have sex with. This, and all CR...
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Episode #82 On this weekend's Citizen Radio... Allison and Jamie spend the hour interviewing muckraking investigative journalist, Greg Palast (http://gregpalast.com). Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller, "Armed Madhouse,” and an investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering. He has been called the "most important investigative reporter of our time" [Tribune Magazine] in Britain, where his first reports appeared on BBC television and in the Guardian...
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Episode #83 The press is freaking out because Al Franken is acting like a Democrat. Perish the thought: http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/02/05/al-franken-forgets-democrats-are-supposed-to-be-jelly-spined-cowards/ .  Allison and Jamie read some fan mail that redeems Chomsky fans everywhere.  Dan Mathews, the Senior Vice President of PETA joins Citizen Radio. Mathews is known for heading PETA's most controversial and attention-getting campaigns, including the "I'd Rather Go Naked...
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Episode #84 Citizen Radio reads YOUR fan mail! The return of "Fuck you, David Cameron!" Iowa's Tea Party movement is less popular than pot, aliens, and Socialism, and yet the media offers the teabaggers coverage they would never dream of giving a left-wing fringe radical movement. ( http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/02/10/iowa-tea-party-movement-less-popular-than-pot-aliens-and-socialism/ ) The debut of Jimmy Chucklenuts, world-renowned ventriloquist, and his little buddy,...
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Episode #85 Glenn Beck: Still a crazy asshole Allison and Jamie talk about their earliest memories of contemplating atheism How to represent liberalism in a way that appeals to people Citizen Radio reads YOUR listener mail! With the success of "Fuck You, David Cameron!" Allison and Jamie have received a request for "Fuck You, Stephen Harper!" detailing all the terrible things the Canadian Prime Minister has been doing, so here it is! Allison talks about discredited...
Episode #87 First up, Allison and Jamie answer listener mail questions about the draft.  Next, Citizen Radio talks about how other countries (Spain, Italy, Australia, France, Britain, Latvia, Portugal, Hungary, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Slovakia, Jordan, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Albania, Bermuda, Palau,etc.) are willing to take in inmates from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, while Congress cries in fear and refuses to uphold the law. (...
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Episode #88 Allison gripes about Fareed Zakaria, free market enthusiast and host of CNN’s GPS. Zakaria has accused the American people of “public schizophrenia,” primarily because the media has done a shitty job of explaining host the economy works, and now everyone is confused about the deficit. Then, it’s part 2 of Citizen Radio’s interview with Dr. Gabor Maté. Dr. Maté treats addicts at Insite, the only safe-injection site in North America, a center that Canada’s Stephen Harper...
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Episode #89 Special guest, comedian Lee Camp (http://leecamp.net), stops by to talk about his legendary appearance on FOX News, passive-aggressive fans, the torture memos and John Yoo, Mike Huckabee, Air America, and Ryan Sorba, the now infamous homophobe who spouted hate at – go figure – CPAC. Next, it’s time for LISTENER MAIL! Allison, Jamie, and Lee respond to your comments and questions, which include the meaning of life and a wonderful question about Rush Limbaugh and ribs. Lee also...
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Episode #90 Citizen Radio welcomes special guest Frankie T (of the infamous “Frankie T and The Bean Show” from WRJR The Ranger. Frankie inadvertently stumbled into Citizen Radio’s studio; Allison and Jamie try to make the best of a weird situation. First up, Frankie offers his two cents while Allison and Jamie answer Listener Mail, including questions about religion and drugs. Next, Allison and Jamie talk with DC Pierson ( http://www.dcpierson.com/ ), author of the excellent book, The Boy...
Episode #91 Citizen Radio reports from the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia! First up, Utah is trying to make miscarriages illegal (http://citypaper.net/blogs/clog/2010/02/23/dont-fall-down-the-stairs-ladies-in-utah-miscarriages-will-soon-be-illegal/). Next, it’s time for LISTENER MAIL! Allison and Jamie field your questions about Conservative family members and Israel. Allison talks about the Compton Cookout debacle at the University of California San Diego...
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Episode #92 Allison and Jamie talk about tasers, and how they've become an acceptable tool for citizen suppression. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/03/07/normalizing-the-police-state-and-how-it-ends-with-taser-firing-drones/). Specifically, they talk about Harper's Magazine latest feature on how the government and police handle protesters. (http://www.harpers.org/archive/2010/03/0082866). Additionally, Taser's distributor has announced plans for a flying drone that fires stun darts...
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Episode #93 First up, Allison and Jamie "welcome" back a very special friend (www.ihatecomedy.com,) who somehow forced his way into doing the traffic report after a disastrous stint at Citizen Radio's weatherman. Also, Jamie reads some LISTENER MAIL! Next, Citizen Radio welcomes special guest, comic W. Kamau Bell (www.wkamaubell.com)! Kamau joins Citizen Radio to discuss Lost, race, racism in stand-up comedy, Obama, teabaggers, and what makes him happy. His CD is called "Face...
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Episode #94 Act I Allison and Jamie discuss atheism, and how the atheist movement can be used to combat The Crazy, including the Texas Board of Education, which is trying to advance an ultra-conservative agenda (http://www.examiner.com/x-15870-Populist-Examiner~y2010m3d14-Texas-school-board-revising-curriculum-creating-controversy), and the Vatican (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/03/13/popes-chief-exorcist-claims-the-devil-is-squatting-in-the-vatican/). Citizen Radio welcomes the...
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Episode #96 Act I Allison and Jamie discuss the healthcare bill, Bart Stupak and the anti-choice crew ( http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/03/20/anti-choice-crowd-should-be-cheering-for-healthcare-reform/ ).  Citizen Radio discusses the Stupak amendment at length, and a woman’s right to choose versus the Republican pre-cradle, post-grave philosophy.  Act II Part 2 of Citizen Radio’s interview with special guest, journalist Johann Hari ( http://www.johannhari.com/ )  Johann is an...
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Episode #98 First up, Islam, atheism, and why liberals are afraid to criticize non-Christian extremism. Next, Citizen Radio reads some sweet, sweet LISTENER MAIL! Allison and Jamie talk about the benefits (and limits) of internet activism, how different types of people bring different important assets to the activist community (even if you’re an introverted math nerd), and why old people are awesome. Allison discusses General Stanley McChrystal’s amazing comment: ““We have shot an...
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Episode #99 Citizen Radio discusses Mike McConnell, the Washington Post, the dangers of sleazy corporatism (http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/03/29/mcconnell) , and the war on WikiLeaks (http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/03/27/wikileaks/index.html). Blanche Lincoln is fighting to revise history and pretend she was an advocate for health care reform all along (http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/oh-blanche.html). Next, an investigation into leaked...
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Episode #100 Citizen Radio has changed its logo from, "Thinking Critically Even When It's Your Guy In The White House," to "DIY Radio Broadcasting From The People's Republic Of The Internet". Jamie and Allison explain why they made the change. The burden of the Employer-Employee relationship increasingly falls exclusively on the Employee. Fortune 500 companies like Wal-Mart have now hired a company, Talx, to rob employees of their unemployment benefits....
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Episode #101 The whistleblower website WikiLeaks has posted a graphic video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYTxuW2vmzk ) of a US army assault in Baghdad in 2007 that left 12 people dead, including two Reuters news agency employees. Citizen Radio discusses the importance of whistleblowers, the military’s cover-up of war crimes, CNN’s editing of the WikiLeaks footage, and the Pentagon’s claim that it has “lost the tapes” showing the 2007 tragedy. Next, it’s time for some sweetass...
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Episode #102 David Brooks thinks the rich work harder than the poor, and also, President Obama “throws like a Democrat.” Employers are now checking applicants’ credit scores during the hiring process. This practice, combined with a corporate culture of slave labor (unpaid internships and part-time employees), and a reversal of Progressive achievements have created a permanent underclass...
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Episode #103 Visit Citizen Radio's special guest, Russell Kane's, website (http://www.russellkane.co.uk/), and add him on Twiter (http://twitter.com/russell_kane) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Russell-Kane/19226626391?ref=ts). Turns out, Conservative judges are activist judges, too. (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/opinion/14stone.html?partner=rss&emc=rss) Nebraska has enacted new abortion restrictions, including prohibiting abortions performed after 20 weeks except when the...
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Episode #104 The Obama administration has finally decided to stop looking “forward, and not backward” and hold someone accountable for wiretapping! Unfortunately, it’s the NSA whistleblower, Thomas Drake. (http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/04/15/prosecutions) Citizen Radio discusses the complete lack of accountability for illegal wars, torture, and wiretapping, including the revelation that a CIA official said, "[T]he heat from destroying [the torture tapes] is...
Episode #105 Operation Interview Obama continues! Twitter users, please Tweet the following message (often, and feel free to put your own, unique spin on the message): Tell President Obama to remember his base, and to say YES to Q&A with #CitizenRadio. #OandCR @BarackObama @whitehouse @PressSec Jamie returns from Washington D.C. where he performed for godless atheists and high people across the hall from an event starring anti-choice politician, Bob Casey. Jamie appears in a new book by...
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Episode #106 Allison and Jamie give updates on Operation Interview Obama. As always, Twitter users, please Tweet the general spirit of the following message (though feel free to put your own, creative, and funny spin on it, while remembering to remain respectful and polite): Tell President Obama to remember his base, and to say YES to Q&A with #CitizenRadio. #OandCR @BarackObama @whitehouse @PressSec It’s now legal in Arizona for the police to harass anyone suspected of being an illegal...
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Episode #111 This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folks at Vegan Essentials (http://www.veganessentials.com/). Shop there for all your vegan needs, and tell 'em Citizen Radio sent you!
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Episode #113 Allison and Jamie discuss the video of a Missouri SWAT team storming into a family’s house in the middle of the night, shooting the family dog, terrifying a child, all in the name of a little bit of marijuana. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/05/06/disturbing-video-of-swat-raid-on-missouri-family/) Follow-up here:http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/05/07/confusing-details-emerge-about-missouri-swat-team-warrant/. Citizen Radio plays the audio from that video and...
Episode #114 First up, it’s the Unfunny But Totally Real Headlines! Learn about the world, while sitting on your ass, and feel like you’re actually doing something. It’s only two minutes, and then you can sound smart to your apathetic hipster douche bag friends! Then, it’s the debut of Citizen Radio trivia! Jamie asks the audience some questions for prizes, and Allison demonstrates how super awesome she is at trivia. Jamie explains how some people have voted to elect war criminals....
Episode #115 Citizen Radio spends the hour with comedian W. Kamau Bell ( http:​/​/​www.​wkamaubell.​com/ ), who is called the “most important guy doing comedy…He’s going to be a legend in his own lifetime like Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce,” by Margaret Cho. Kamau’s solo show “The W. Kamau Bell Curve” is playing at the Solonova Arts Festival (PS 122, 150 1st Ave @ 9th St) May 20 (9PM) and May 22 (4PM). He will also be the featured comic at Citizen Radio Live! May 24t”...
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Episode #116 First up, it’s the Unfunny But Totally Real Headlines! Learn about the world, while sitting on your ass, and feel like you’re actually doing something. It’s only two minutes, and then you can sound smart to your apathetic hipster douche bag friends! Next, Allison and Jamie discuss Rand Paul, his crazy Libertarian beliefs, like how he thinks the Civil Rights Act violates the rights of private businesses (...
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Episode #117 First up, it’s the Unfunny But Totally Real Headlines! Learn about the world, while sitting on your ass, and feel like you’re actually doing something. It’s only two minutes, and then you can sound smart to your apathetic hipster douche bag friends! Allison starts feuds with the media elite on Twitter, and for some reason, they care what she thinks. Also, she briefly recaps the latest BP news, but for all the updates, check out her blog at ...
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Epispde #118: Citizen Radio interviews the awesome Paul Provenza!
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Episode #119 Due to overwhelming requests, Citizen Radio brings you Jamie Kilstein’s live hour at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in NYC! In this hour, Jamie tears into President Obama, homophobes, organized religion, the Christian “side hug” phenomenon, abstinence programs, the Church Of The Smiling Vagina, and he comes to terms with the fact that he was a little asshole for most of his life. Much thanks to everyone who came out to Jamie’s live show, but for our international...
Episode #120 First up, the Unfunny But Totally Real Headlines! Learn about the world, while sitting on your ass, and feel like you’re ACTUALLY doing something! It’s only two minutes, and then you can sound smart to your apathetic hipster douche bag friends. As always, try to spot the ridiculous Fox News headline! Allison is no longer blogging for True Slant. Steve Forbes recently acquired the blog, and Allison decided she wouldn’t be a good fit for Forbes (for obvious reasons) if she had...
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Episode #125 An interview with a legendary tattoo artist! Allison and Jamie interview tattoo artist and legend, Guy Aitchison (http://www.hyperspacestudios.com/), who many of you may remember from his guest appearance with his sister Hannah on TLC's LA Ink. Guy has had more influence on the world of tattooing in the last decade than any other artist. His work has been published on numerous occasions in tattoo magazines including 'Outlaw Biker Tattoo Review', 'Easyrider Tattoo' , 'Skin Art',...
Episode #126: Dissappointing elections, Progressive Bill Halter fails to beat Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas, an Oath Keeper with a napalm bomb and listener mail!
Episode #128   This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folks at Vegan Essentials (http://www.veganessentials.com/). Shop there for all your vegan needs, and tell 'em Citizen Radio sent you!
Episode #129 This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folks at Vegan Essentials (http://www.veganessentials.com/). Shop there for all your vegan needs, and tell 'em Citizen Radio sent you!
Episode #130 This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folks at Vegan Essentials (http://www.veganessentials.com/). Shop there for all your vegan needs, and tell 'em Citizen Radio sent you!
Episode #131 On a side note, if you aren't shocked and bawling your eyes out after the 911 phonecall then you might need some empathy lessons, stat. This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folks at Vegan Essentials (http://www.veganessentials.com/). Shop there for all your vegan needs, and tell 'em Citizen Radio sent you!
Episode #132 In today's episode we learn that trying to quit coffee results in fights and naps.  Jamie is fatigued from their ordeal during their trip to New Jersey to Charlie the dentist as their car dies in the middle of the fucking New Jersey Turnpike.  They almost died people, no big deal.  NO BIG DEAL!   They then discuss Australian government news, sitting Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been overthrown and replaced by Julia Gillard!  Finally, no episode is complete without a little...