Citizen Radio (general)

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 then discusses the militarization of the police, the failed War on Drugs, the police state, and tasers, specifically the mob orgy reaction to a kid getting tased at a Philadelphia baseball game.

It’s the debut of a new segment: What’s Pissing You Off? The very first participant is comic and Fox News saboteur, Lee Camp (http://leecamp.net), who chose the topic of the BP oil spill.

Then, it’s time for the One-Minute Fuck Yous! Jamie rails against UK voters, and Allison yells at Missouri police officers.

In the second half of the show, Allison interviews Yanis Varoufakis, professor of Economic Theory and Director of the Department of Political Economy within the University of Athens, about the Greek economic crisis.

Varoufakis discusses the riots, class inequality, the parallels between Greek and U.S. workers, and the $30 billion IMF loans that come with a price tag of wage cuts and tax hikes on poor workers. He stresses that this is not a bailout of Greece. It’s a bailout of European banks. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/05/10/it’s-not-a-bailout-for-greece-it’s-a-bailout-for-european-banks/)

Varoufakis also discusses the foreign media’s depiction of the Greek people as lazy, and his fear that the propaganda will stoke anti-Greek sentiments, and also create paranoia and hatred within Greece.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_05-14-10.mp3
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Episode #112 Pulitzer Prize Winner Chris Hedges

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Episode #111

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Edition #110 Interview with Joe Rogan about drugs, MMA, religion, art, joke stealing, and the universe.

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Episode #109

Citizen Radio debuts a new song from political hip hop geniuses, Blue Scholars. Comedian Myq Kaplan stops by to talk about comedy, politics, and veganism.

It’s the debut of a brand new song from political hip hop geniuses – and future guests of Citizen Radio – Blue Scholars! http://bluescholars.com/blog/. Their song “Joe Arpaoi” is all about Arizona’s favorite crazy, human rights-violating sheriff.

Congratulations to all May Day immigration reform rally activists! Over a million of you took to the streets to protest for comprehensive immigration reform, and also to oppose Arizona’s insane bill. Special thanks to those of you who posted photos from your local events on Citizen Radio’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=69102745571&ref=ts.

Also, it’s time for Listener Mail! The question in this episode concerns Alex Jones and conspiracy theorists, and vegan athletes.

Allison interviews Stoned Jesus about his slacking, which usually results in human and environmental disasters, like the Louisiana oil spill.

Comedian Myq Kaplan (http://myqkaplan.com/) stops by to talk about comedy, his new CD, Vegan Mind Meld (http://myqkaplan.com/?page_id=52), and how to be political and vegan in comedy without the audience hating you.

Myq just recorded a half-hour special for Comedy Central, and you can view some clips here: (http://comedians.jokes.com/myq-kaplan/).

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_05-05-10.mp3
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Episode #108

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_05-03-10.mp3
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Episode #107

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.

Allison and Jamie provide an update for 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

Allison talks about Jan Brewer and Arizona's new abortion measures, along with Oklahoma’s crazy new anti-choice bill (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/28/us/28abortion.html?src=mv).

Senator Carl Levin called Goldman Sachs on their "shitty deal" for America. Allison and Jamie really admire the candor, and ask Carl for other life advice. 

Then, it's time for Listener Mail! Your comments this weak concern veganism.

It’s the debut of "I'm Sorry, Black People" with Citizen Radio's new contributor, the hilarious W. Kamau Bell (http://www.wkamaubell.com/), and add his page on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/W-Kamau-Bell/39837391272?ref=ts). 

Citizen Radio presents the One-Minute Fuck Yous, and then discusses the recent, strange comments from Dr. Tiller's killer, Scott Roeder. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/04/25/someone-needs-to-define-terrorism-for-tillers-killer/)

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_05-01-10.mp3
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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 immigrant, and they can arrest anyone who is not carrying around their birth certificate. In addition to this neo-fascist policy, militias are springing up in Arizona, including Bill Davis’s Cochise County Militia, which now aims to form a private military company. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/04/24/anti-immigrant-border-watch-group-to-form-‘private-military-company’/)

Next, Citizen Radio debuts a commercial from their very first sponsor!
Allison and Jamie read some listener mail! Your emails this week include questions and comments about starting atheist clubs, the emotional state of the United States, and Big Government versus Small Government. If you have something you want to ask/tell Citizen Radio, visit http://wearecitizenradio.com, and fill out the mail form!
South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are in a little bit of a pickle. Allison and Jamie explain why they’re right, religious extremists are douches, and Comedy Central executives are a pack of cowards. 

And finally, it’s time for the triumphant return of the ONE-MINUTE FUCK YOUS!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-28-10.mp3
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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 Paul Provenza and Dan Dion, “¡Satiristas!” featuring wonderful interviews with Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Lewis Black, George Carlin, Conan O'Brien, Robin Williams, Richard Lewis, Roseanne Barr, and more. The book is available for pre-order here, and comes out May 11 (http://www.amazon.com/Satiristas-Comedians-Contrarians-Raconteurs-Vulgarians/dp/0061859346).

Comcast has joined forces with the Tea Party movement in the form of “Right Network,” a television/web/phone venture that hopes to “entertain, engage, and enlighten Americans who are looking for content that reflects and reinforces their perspective and worldview.” Comcast now denies the partnership. Allison and Jamie explain the danger of such a union, and also why Conservatives aren’t funny. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/04/18/right-network-pro-america-pro-business-pro-military-sensibilities/)

Now that Comcast has denied the partnership with Right Network, Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz says the liberal blogs should be embarrassed. Allison asks: Why? (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/04/20/howard-kurtz-misses-the-point-of-rightnetwork-story/)

Allison made the mistake of watching Morning Joe on MSNBC while Jamie was away. The panel was charged with discussing Mexican drug cartel violence, but decided to do so without mentioning drug decriminalization once. Allison explains why that’s insane. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/04/21/honestly-discussing-mexicos-drug-violence-and-the-failed-war-on-drugs/)

Then, it’s time for Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week involve liberals smoking and taking drugs, how Jamie may have destroyed a burgeoning romance, but strengthened a relationship between father and daughter, and recommended reading for those of you who are new to politics.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-24-10.mp3
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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 nothing compared to what it would be if the tapes ever got into the public domain.” (http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/04/quote-9.html)

Goldman Sachs has finally been accused of securities fraud, and has been accused of creating and selling a mortgage investment that was secretly intended to fail. (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/17/business/17goldman.html)
Allison interviews Drunken Uganda, Jimmy Chucklenuts (and Ricky The Racist Rhinoceros), and Rod Blagojevich – at the same time! This makes Jamie tired, for some reason.

Then, it’s time for LISTENER MAIL! Your comments/questions this week involve infiltrating young Republican clubs and a new court ruling that allows students to carry guns on college campuses.

Finally, Citizen Radio has a very exciting, very exclusive interview with RUSH LIMBAUGH! (kind of). Rush promised to leave the country if health care reform passed, so now that health care reform has passed, Allison and Jamie want to help him find a new country to relocate to. (http://ihatecomedy.com)

Upcoming guests: Joe Rogan, Alice Walker, Norman Finkelstein, Ralph Nader, and MORE!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-21-10.mp3
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