Citizen Radio

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

Yet another Israeli spy, Stewart David Nozette, gets busted

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_10-28-09.mp3
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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 Totally Real Headlines! As always, this is where you can learn about the world, while sitting on your ass, and feel like you're actually doing something!

Next, the return of Democrat VS Republican! This week's topic: gay rights.

Comic Brent Sullivan discusses insane homophobe Fred Phelps, religious zealotry, what Jesus would think of gay people, the Supreme Court and "activist justices," how gay people can still be fired just for being gay in half the states of the country, same sex marriage, the poor organization skills of the gay rights community, the myth of gay promiscuity, and the hyper-sexualized gay pride parade (and why it's both a good and bad thing).

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_10-24-09.mp3
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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 innocent man because he's gay

Yet another former Goldman Sachs executive, Adam Storch, is being appointed to a financial watchdog position

Brain boners!

A man in Texas is planning to camp on his Congress representative's lawn if Congress fails to extend unemployment benefits. Citizen Radio thinks this is a GREAT idea!

The positive thinking scam: why thinking positively distracts from the big problems like Corporatism, sexism, and hyper-Capitalism as described by author Barbara Ehrenreich in her new book "Bright-Sided."

Citizen Radio wants to remind all you kids out there: Don't get positive in the face of injustice. Get angry!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_10-21-09.mp3
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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 heard about it because the story concerns gun shows. Read all about it here: http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/10/09/will-this-video-of-illegal-gun-sales-get-the-same-attention-as-acorn/.

Jamie expresses his outrage and hatred for rich people, and discusses his White People Problems. Next, Allison argues for the abolishment of the Senate, a governmental body that over-represents sparsely populated states, and under-represents huge metropolitan areas.

Citizen Radio talks about Senator James Inhofe (R-OK,) global warming denier, who will be attending the climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Seriously. USA! USA!

While Obama talked about several positive things in his gay rights speech (namely the Matthew Sheppard hate crime law,) there were several issues he dodged, including gay marriage. On the plus side, Obama swore to overturn "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and expressed support for anti-discrimination legislation. Read about how gay marriage equality is only the tip of the iceberg over here: http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/10/08/gay-equality-marriage-is-only-the-tip-of-the-iceberg/

Last, liberal solidarity, what that means, and why you should care about it.

Come out and support Jamie at the Comedy Store in Sydney if you’re in the area! He's there until October 17! Jamie's new CD, Zombie Jesus, is available at http://www.wearecitizenradio.com at the store.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_10-14-09.mp3
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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: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/10/3/789419/-%28UPDATE-x4Final%29-I-think-Im-going-to-come-out-to-my-parents-tonight-

It's the debut of Democrat VS Republicans wherein Allison plays a Democrat and Jamie pretends to be a Republican. Today's topic of debate: Race. Enjoy.

Internationally renowned comedian, Glenn Wool, stops by to drop some hilarity and knowledge (and in some cases, hilarious knowledge) on us all. Citizen Radio has some clips from Wool's stand-up that demonstrate why he is the show's newest favorite comedian. Wool talks about religion, awful corporate radio, evil bankers, and how much he hates rich people.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_10-10-09.mp3
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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: http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/09/28/acorn-chief-executive-were-not-afraid/.

Also, why you should burn your credit cards, clips from Jamie's new CD, news from Swine Flu-land AKA Australia, all about the Senate killing the public option, Zombie Jesus (listen to it now, before it's banned!) and why your parents may be disappointed with your decision to be an artist, and why you shouldn't care about their disappointment.

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