Citizen Radio

Episode #162 Allison and Jamie answer your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week concern independent versus corporate media, and how to not support corporate candidates.

Allison talks about Beckapalooza AKA Whitestock, Glenn Beck's glorious mistake of a rally (dubbed the "Restoring Honor" gathering) that just so happens to fall on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Next, Allison and Jamie talk about how right-wing extremists claim they're not being racist when they say and do racist things.

Pam Geller, the woman behind the blog Atlas Shrugs, is the favorite sweetheart of white supremacists, which -ya' know- is a total coincidence...except for all the ideological overlap, and what not.

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_8-30-10.mp3
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Episode #161 Allison talks about President Obama's Catfood Commission, and Alan Simpson AKA Pissy Father Time's comments about Social Security.

Then, Citizen Radio answers some of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week concern if any good corporations exist, and the difference between Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Finally, Citizen Radio welcomes a very special SURPRISE guest!

Big thanks to John Gemberling, a brilliant improviser on the best damn improv team on the planet: Death By Roo Roo! Many of you may remember him from Adult Swim where he was also hilarious. Check out John and Death By Roo Roo at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC.

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_8-27-10.mp3
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Episode #160 Special guest comedian Myq Kaplan ( stops by to discuss his veganism, the recall of 300 million eggs, and more!

Check out Myq's excellent CD, "Vegan Mind Meld," available for purchase here: (

Crazy Carl Paladino would like to put poor people in jail for reeducation, and instructions on how to use a loofa. Of course, this would be strictly voluntary, so there's no reason for all of you civil liberty nutjobs to go crazy.

Finally, Citizen Radio answers your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week include debating political foes.

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_8-25-10.mp3
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Episode #159 The acclaimed grassroots political comedy show Citizen Radio brings its filthy outrage to the UCB Theater.

Guests this month include comedian and host of This Week in BlacknessElon James White, and the legendary founder of Democracy NowAmy Goodman.

And your hosts:

Allison Kilkenny - Writer for Huffington Post, The Nation and True/Slant.

Jamie Kilstein - The BBC, contributor to The Onion, famous in every country except America.

00:00 Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny
18:15 Elon James White
28:45 Amy Goodman

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_Live_8-21-10.mp3
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Episode #158 Citizen Radio spends the hour interviewing the blogger Digby ( Glenn Greenwald calls her one of the "leading and most admired commentators" of the progressive blogosphere.

Digby AKA Heather Parton won the 2005 Koufax award  for blog writing and accepted the Paul Wellstone Award on behalf of the progressive blogosphere from the Campaign for America's Future at their "Take Back America" conference.

She joins Citizen Radio to discuss tasers, the abortion debate (what she calls "forced childbirth,") the Progressive movement, her work with Blue America (, blogging, Social Security, and what makes her happy.

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_8-23-10.mp3
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Episode #157 Citizen Radio discusses the Cordoba controversy, crazy Dr. Laura, and your Listener Mail

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_8-20-10.mp3
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Episode #156 we talk to an actual liberal who doesn't run away from the word.

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_8-18-10.mp3
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Episode #155 Hosts Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny talk to John Knefel and things get weird. We talk censorship, the NYC mosque, and crazy tea parties.

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_8-16-10.mp3
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Episode #154

Jamie and Allison discuss Politico, the common phenomenon of Republicans fighting against stimulus then accepting stimulus money and the listener/viewer mail war returns.

The episode ends with a discussion of the finer points of knowing which company owns the food you buy and boycotting Starbucks.
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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_08-13-10.mp3
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Episode #153

Allison shares a story about her new personal hero, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater, whose epic freak out will surely lead to him becoming the hero of folklore. 

Next, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had some unkind words for Progressives, including that “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality," and “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.”

Google and Verizon have some nefarious plans for the internet, including creating a two-tier level of access that threatens the freedom and democracy of the net. Tell the FCC to shoot down Google's plot.

It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week include speaking up for your principles even if you're super shy.

Finally, John Knefel interviews comic Joe Lipari about his encounter with overzealous cops who mistook Joe for a terrorist.

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_08-11-10.mp3
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