Citizen Radio

Episode #1724: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Katey Healy-Wurzburg (@khealywu) joins the show to discuss Baby Driver and Atomic Blonde (no spoilers). Also, Obamacare repeal flames out in the Senate but Republicans are considering a new repeal effort, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins both withstood abuse from colleagues, but let's remember the true heroes are the protesters and activists—especially ADAPT, Anthony Scaramucci says "I'm not Steve Bannon, I'm not trying to suck my own cock," which is a weird thing for a guy who is executive producing an HBO movie about Joe Paterno—and then dropping Paterno references into his TV interviews—to say. Scaramucci says leakers would have been hanged 150 years ago and his 9-months pregnant wife divorces him, Reince Priebus out as Chief of Staff, and his replacement John Kelly is a Trump sycophant and hardline conservative on immigration

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_7-31-17.mp3
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Episode #1723: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Charles Rockhill (@charlesrockhill) joins the show to discuss being a bartender at Stonewall, Real Housewives sightings, and how to be a good straight ally in LGBT spaces. Also, police allegedly force reporters to delete photos and video after protesters disrupt Senate healthcare vote, McCain does indeed receive a standing ovation (and a hug from Bernie Sanders) before voting to take another step towards repeal, GOP "moderates" keep saying no to repeal and then voting yes, Trump is reportedly seeking revenge on Alaska over health care vote, Republican Congressman defends Trump's attack on Sen. Lisa Murkowski: "Snatch a knot in their ass," Trump announces ban on transgender troops in tweets taking the Pentagon completely by surprise (and a Trump official suggests this was a political calculation), snap decision to band transgender troops could be linked to funding for his wall, what it feels like being a trans person serving in the armed forces, the military spends five times as much on Viagra as it would on transgender troops' medical care, Justice Department argues landmark civil rights law doesn't protect gay people, Anthony Scaramucci quotes Joe Paterno during CNN leaks rant and suggests Reince Priebus is leaking to the press, Sarah Huckabee Sanders reads letter from "9-year-old boy" named Pickle, Jeff Sessions has officially declared war on Sanctuary Cities as Trump declares war on him (and the pro-Trump media criticizes him for it), and Trump ponders Rudy Giuliani for Attorney General

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_7-28-17.mp3
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Episode #1722: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Parker Molloy (@parkermolloy) joins the show to discuss Spiderman Homecoming and Dunkirk. Also, Ivanka Trump received at least $12.6 million from her various business ventures since 2016, GOP leaders talking points lie about Obamacare and their repeal efforts (update: Obamacare repeal moves ahead with key Senate vote. Thanks, McCain!), House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows says the CBO should downsize and aggregate think tank data, Rep. Blake Farenthold blames female senators for unpopular repeal bill, NRA TV host warns "white families" will be "tortured and killed" if Black Lives Matter succeeds, Alex Jones and other conservatives call for civil war against liberals, Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk, nine suspected migrants dead after overheated trailer found in Texas Walmart parking lot, veteran ICE agent speaks out against Trump administration, and St. Louis is installing air conditioning in a sweltering jail following protests

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_7-27-17.mp3
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Episode #1721: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Parker Molloy (@parkermolloy) joins the show to discuss the Senate healthcare vote and being blocked by Donald Trump on Twitter. Also, Trump rants on Twitter that "all agree" he has complete power to pardon and ramps up attacks on Jeff Sessions, new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is BFFs with Breitbart and moves toward possible staff purge at White House, Senate issues subpoena to Paul Manafort for testimony on Russia, Trump receives backlash over boy scout jamboree speech, Republicans vote on "skinny bill" to repeal Obamacare that would mean 15 million people lose their insurance, and Kushner declares that he "did not collude"

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_7-26-17.mp3
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Episode #1720: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Erek Smith (@erek_smith) and Faith Beauchemin (@bohemianfaith) join the show to discuss advancements in vegan food and parents who teach their kids that it's okay to not consent to being hugged. Also, Senate referee rejects key pieces of repeal bill and deals another major blow to GOP, Trump administration used Obamacare money to run PR effort against it, CBO says Obamacare repeal is even worse than they previously thought, Steve Bannon is keeping a low profile in a bid to save his job and how Bannon learned to harness a troll army from World of Warcraft, Paul Manafort was in debt to Pro-Russia interests, Japan's first lady Akie Abe mysteriously couldn't speak English when she met Trump at G-20, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand co-sponsor Senate bill that would make boycotting Israel a felony, and the backlash to HBO's Confederate

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_7-25-17.mp3
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Episode #1719: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Erek Smith (@erek_smith) and Faith Beauchemin (@bohemianfaith) join the show to discuss dog-sitting, board games, and the Ark Encounter theme park. Also, Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer and Allison discusses the drug of nostalgia, Trump asks about pardons as his lawyers look at ways to derail the Mueller probe, Mueller expands probe to Trump business transactions, Jeff Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, Moscow lawyer who met Don Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client, Jared Kushner discloses dozens more assets in revised financial filing, Sean Spicer is out as White House press secretary, and all the wild claims Trump made in his bizarre New York Times interview including that weird bit about Napoleon and Hitler

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_7-24-17.mp3
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Episode #1718: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Katharine Heller (@spkheller) joins the show to talk parenting and filming people on the subway. Also, GOP lawmaker got direction from Moscow and took it back to D.C., the U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality in developed world and ProPublica is attempting to ID the women who have died, "abortion pill reversal" gains traction among anti-abortion advocates, Washington law will alert survivors when domestic abusers try to buy a gun, GOP seeks to close Federal Election Agency, Congressional committee votes to give Charlie Gard and parents permanent residence in the U.S., ICE is using prostitution diversion courts to stalk immigrants, jail where Sandra Bland dies now authorized to detain undocumented immigrants, Taser lobbyist quietly appointed to top immigration enforcement job, Minnesota woman killed by cop outside her home, and Trump keeps the Iran deal in place but threatens new sanctions

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_7-21-17.mp3
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Episode #1717: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Katharine Heller (@spkheller) joins the show to share viewing recs and discuss Trump and Putin's previously undisclosed conversation at G-20. Also, Tillerson to shutter State Department war crimes office, White House rumored to close State Department's only cyber security office, three GOP women helped tank the Senate healthcare bill, Trump's "Election Integrity Commission" AKA Voter Purge holds first meeting, Sean Hannity attacks GOP for "epic failure," Fox News' snarky Chyron: "Trump: Eventually We Will Get Something Done," Donald Trump Jr. is reportedly "miserable" and wants "these four years to be over," longtime DOJ official overseeing Trump-Russia probe to step down, Democrats see (sigh) Conservative Blue Dogs as key to winning House, poll reveals Clinton is even more unpopular than Trump, and Trump Jr. is creating more legal problems with Twitter likes

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_7-20-17.mp3
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Episode #1716: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Parker Molloy (@parkermolloy) joins the show to discuss #hammocklife and a Murdoch-owned paper publishing nude photos of the new female Doctor Who. Also, R. Kelly is allegedly holding women against their will in a "cult," Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote to repeal Obamacare and replace it later but that plan is also on the brink of collapse, Chris Cillizza did a Reddit AMA and you can probably guess how that went, Trump is a big boy and plays in a firetruck, eighth person in Trump Tower meeting identified and Russian smear master identified as alleged source of incriminating information on Clinton, Russia spent a fortune shilling for Trump and may not have technically broken any laws (mostly because we need to update our laws), Trump team claims collusion is good and Secret Service rejects suggestion it vetted Don Jr.'s meeting, and Paul Ryan's attempt at being a relatable "emoji guy" backfires

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_7-19-17.mp3
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Episode #1715: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Erek Smith (@erek_smith) joins the show to discuss men on the internet's totally measured response to the first female Dr. Who and the sacred art of music. Also, two cops pull over black Florida State Attorney and can't explain why, cop who killed Philando Castile receives $48,500 buyout to leave Minnesota police department, white cop who "defensively" shot daughter's unarmed black boyfriend when he "reached out to shake his hand" has third mistrial, grandparents win reprieve from Trump travel ban in federal court, and Betsy DeVos' controversial meetings with "men's rights" groups over campus sex assault policies

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_7-18-17.mp3
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