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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Episode #1714: 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 Saturday evening mistakes. Also, Trump's creepy comment to Brigitte Macron, Senate delays health care vote after McCain undergoes surgery, Kevin Drum's very bad column "Are People Disgusted By the Homeless?", Russian-American lobbyist says he was in Don Jr.'s meeting, Trump campaign paid $50,000 to Don Jr.'s lawyer days before bombshell New York Times report, White House shakes up legal team by hiring Ty Cobb (not the dead baseball player) as probe gathers steam, Pence hires fixer Chief of Staff as Trump falls apart, and insurers call the Senate health bill "simply unworkable"

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

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Episode #1713: 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 Laci Green and her dad knocking out some dude's teeth at a Kid Rock concert. Also, David Brooks met a poor and has some thoughts, Donald Trump Jr. maintains he didn't tell his father about meeting with Russia lawyer even though Trump teased "major" news on Clinton hours later, Sean Hannity asks Donald Jr. "every single question" about Russia meeting in 15 minutes, Republicans unveil "revised" Obamacare repeal bill that would slash Medicaid by more than $700 billion, Jared Kushner "forgot" to mention meeting "more than 100" foreign contacts, Mike Pence's Press Secretary won't say if his boss met with Russians, iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg breaks off Antarctic ice shelf, people are freaking out about this Guardian column proposing that having fewer children would be a way to fight climate change, and Kid Rock may not be running for Senate—but he would totally win if he was

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_7-14-17.mp3
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Episode #1712: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Melissa Gira Grant (@melissagira) joins the show to discuss the MTA chief telling people to leave earlier to avoid delays, infrastructure, and the #SummerOfHell. Also, Manhattan D.A. gives turnstile jumpers a choice: enroll in a program or face prosecution, Trump walks back Russian cybersecurity pact 12 hours after proposing it, NYT fear-mongers nukes again by mistaking surveillance for sabotage, Senate GOP and White House plan final, urgent blitz to pass Trumpcare, how corporate media are enabling the opiate epidemic, sheriff in Ohio says he won't let his deputies carry overdose antidote, and ADAPT protesters arrested outside GOP senator's office in Ohio

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

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Episode #1711: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Melissa Gira Grant (@melissagira) joins the show to discuss Twin Peaks and why you shouldn't be paralyzed by fear after reading that New York Magazine article about climate change. Also, U.S. isolated on climate at G20, Donald Trump Jr.'s two different explanations for Russian meeting and all the various players emerging in the scandal, Don-Don hands over the smoking gun in the Russia-Trump collusion case, and Jared Kushner tried and failed to get a half-billion-dollar bailout from Qatar

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

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Episode #1710: 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 how to dumb a (recently discovered) racist hook-up and the great brown vs. white rice debate. Also, Mitch McConnell signals doubts about Obamacare repeal vote, Democratic Speaker Anthony Rendon tanked single-payer vote in California, Republican lawmakers buy health insurance stocks as repeal effort moves forward, disability rights protesters from ADAPT arrested outside GOP Senator's office, ICE officers told to take action against all undocumented immigrants encountered while on duty, Gov. Cuomo's MTA funds for new subway cars redirected to other projects, Mark Penn's terrible op-ed encouraging Democrats to move "back to the center," Hobby Lobby was buying biblical artifacts plundered from Iraq, and Sarah Palin tweeted a Neo-Nazi slogan

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

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Episode #1709: 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 Okja and summer vegan recipes. Also, director of the Office of Government ethics resigns, Linda Sarsour wasn't talking about violence when she spoke of "jihad," Trump asks if the West has the "will to survive" in Poland and offends Polish Jewish people when he skips Warsaw ghetto visit; G-20 news: huge protests, Trump throws a Twitter tantrum, Trump and Putin have cozy two-hour meeting and joke about the press being Trump's enemies, and Ivanka "fills in" for Trump at meeting; Trump might try to threaten AT&T-Time Warner deal over CNN's coverage of him, and U.S. flies B-1B bomber to threaten North Korea

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_7-10-17.mp3
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Episode #1708: 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 almost adopting a new cat and what job she'd like to do if she wasn't writing. Also, 44 states have refused to give certain voter information to Trump commission, women open up to the New York Times about Silicon Valley's sexual harassment problem, Bernie Sanders pushes single-payer healthcare, Trump tweets church choir's weird "Make America Great Again" song, White House council for women and girls goes dark under Trump, and the all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan was denied visas to compete in U.S. competition

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_7-7-17.mp3
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Episode #1707: 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 July 4, being a pale person at the beach, and the strange, sad case of Laci Green. Also, some on the right freak out when NPR tweeted out the entire Declaration of Independence, Chris Christie and his family soaked up sun on a New Jersey beach he closed to the public, NBC News called Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's slave, his mistress; Greta Van Susteren is already out at MSNBC, Chicago won't allow high school students to graduate without a plan for the future, U.S. confirms North Korea fired intercontinental ballistic missile and Trump has yet to appoint an envoy to South Korea, and Auschwitz memorial criticizes GOP lawmaker for filming video in a gas chamber

Special guest: Meatball (@ohmeatball)

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_7-6-17.mp3
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Episode #1706: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Keisha Zollar (@keishaz) and Andrew Kimler (@andykimy) join the show to discuss Simpsons trivia and to help answer a Patreon question about cultivating mentors. Also, Trump administration is planning unprecedented attack on voting rights, Kris Kobach says Kansas won't give Social Security info to his own voter commission, Mississippi to bogus "election integrity" commission: Jump in the Gulf of Mexico, new reports raise some big questions about Michael Flynn and Russian hackers, Iraqi refugees who aided U.S. not categorically exempt from Trump travel ban, science division of White House office no longer staffed, Angela Merkel votes against same-sex marriage law in Germany, and the Texas Supreme Court just gave a big middle finger to same-sex couples

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_7-5-17.mp3
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Episode #1705: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Keisha Zollar (@keishaz) and Andrew Kimler (@andykimy) join the show to discuss Simpsons trivia and to help answer Patreon questions about dealing with failure without getting down on yourself and first-time tattoo tips. Also, three Chicago cops charged with conspiring to cover up shooting death of Laquan McDonald, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough accuse Trump of using the National Enquirer to blackmail them, Trump tweets wrestling gif of him beating up CNN, new NRA video fuels American extremists and LaPierre says the "most dangerous voices in America" are academic elites, political elites, and media elites; Gunman kills doctor and himself and wounds six others in Bronx hospital shooting, 17 people shot in Little Rock nightclub, activists with disabilities are leading the charge against the disastrous Senate "health care" bill, and Republicans can't decide how much they'd like to gut from food stamps

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_7-3-17.mp3
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