Citizen Radio

Episode #125

An interview with a legendary tattoo artist!

Allison and Jamie interview tattoo artist and legend, Guy Aitchison (http://www.hyperspacestudios.com/), who many of you may remember from his guest appearance with his sister Hannah on TLC's LA Ink.

Guy has had more influence on the world of tattooing in the last decade than any other artist. His work has been published on numerous occasions in tattoo magazines including 'Outlaw Biker Tattoo Review', 'Easyrider Tattoo' , 'Skin Art', 'Skin Ink', 'International Tattoo Art' and countless others. He is also a painter and writer, publishing his own tattoo manuals: The Graphic Language for Tattooists and Special Effects for Tattooists.

He is the author of the amazing book, Organica, which covers the last 18 years of his career and focuses in particular on the abstract, free-form imagery that he is known for (http://www.amazon.com/Organica-Guy-Aitchison/dp/0977127001?tag=vglnk-c9-20).

Guy agreed to tattoo wedding rings for Allison and Jamie, along with sleeves. Allison and Jamie intended to talk about tattooing with Guy, but quickly realized his knowledge and insight extend far beyond ink.

Passionate, political, and prolific, Guy talks about everything from tattooing to the human mind, to the universe, to nerds, with Allison and Jamie as he tattoos them.

And finally, in a Citizen Radio FIRST, a guest turns the tables on Allison and Jamie and interviews THEM.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_06-09-10.mp3
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Episode #124

Remi Kanazi - Palestinian activist, poet and editor - returns to chat to Allison and Jamie about the Gaza flotilla raid, the Gaza blockade and the Israel/Palestine conflict in general.

Remi Kanazi on the Web
Twitter: @remroum
Website: http://poetsforpalestine.com
Poets for Palestine Book on Amazon: http://amzn.com/1930083092

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_06-07-10.mp3
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Edition #123 Citizen Radio Live June 5th

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Episode #122: They got engaged!  The New York Times making Allison angry, BP screwing clean up workers and community groups, abortion and meat eating viewer mail!

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_06-04-10.mp3
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Episode #121

Special guest, comic Brent Sullivan (http:​/​/​www.​brent-​j-​sullivan.​com/ ) stops by to discuss God Hates Fags, Obama, the lgbt community, Flotilla, and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Brent is on Facebook (http:​/​/​www.​facebook.​com/​brentjamessulli​van?​ref=​ts). Lots of you added him last time he appeared on the show, so hopefully more of you will do the same this time!

A New York City based stand up comedian, Brent describes his act as a true interpretation of himself on stage. Full of dichotomies, he has been described as wonderfully sarcastic, lovingly condescending and “gay – but not gay.” 

He has honed his act around a variety of themes that all fit within the typical gay American life, however, without the stereotypical attitude that plagues most gay comedians. His hysterically unique approach and refreshing take on conventional gay issues promises to bring gay comedy to a new level of mainstream acceptance.

Brent joins Citizen Radio to discuss the aspects of the fractured, unorganized progressive community, corporatism, Flotilla, political candidates who treat American citizens like children, how he deals with his Conservative friends, and the Bush family’s connections with the gay community.

Next, Jamie shares a story about “rage reading” against a Conservative on an airplane.

Finally, Brent discusses Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the repeal process, which seems to be forever stalled in Congress.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_06-02-10.mp3
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Episode #120

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. As always, try to spot the ridiculous Fox News headline!
Allison is no longer blogging for True Slant. Steve Forbes recently acquired the blog, and Allison decided she wouldn’t be a good fit for Forbes (for obvious reasons) if she had been asked to stay aboard, so now she’s gone rouge! Follow her work at http:​/​/​allisonkilkenny​.​com.

She will now be funding her journalism with private donations, so please give generously if you enjoy her work! Paypal donation buttons are set up on the website. You can give a one-time donation, or monthly donations (monthly donors will receive Jamie Kilstein’s free CD or a Citizen Radio t-shirt). Give to Allison because – unlike the New York Times – she won’t lead you to war!

Citizen Radio’s next LIVE show will feature music guru MOBY! Other future Citizen Radio Live guests include John Oliver, Robin Williams, and more!

Allison provides an update on BP’s underwater oil volcano, including how the “Top Kill” option failed, and there are now reports of dead dolphins washing ashore, endangered sea turtles with oil on their corneas, and endangered brown pelicans dying.

Then, it’s time for Listener Mail! Your questions/​comments this week include how to meet other like-minded progressives, the plentiful emails we received from you guys concerning Libertarian Socialism, and surviving living in the Conservative south (including miseducation campaigns about the “War Of Yankee Aggression” and safe sex).

Finally, Jamie and Allison play “Who Would You Fight?” the totally improvised game where Allison presents two people to Jamie, and he must decide who he would fight.

This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folks at Vegan Essentials (http://www.veganessentials.com/). Shop there for all your vegan needs, and tell 'em Citizen Radio sent you!

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_05-31-10.mp3
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Episode #119

Due to overwhelming requests, Citizen Radio brings you Jamie Kilstein’s live hour at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in NYC!

In this hour, Jamie tears into President Obama, homophobes, organized religion, the Christian “side hug” phenomenon, abstinence programs, the Church Of The Smiling Vagina, and he comes to terms with the fact that he was a little asshole for most of his life.

Much thanks to everyone who came out to Jamie’s live show, but for our international audience, and non-NYC based fans, this is your reward for being loyal and awesome – an hour of free, new comedy!

Also, look for Jamie in Paul Provenza’s new book Satiristas (http://www.satiristas.com/), featuring the last interview with the great George Carlin, and also interviews with Roseanne Barr, Bill Maher, Conan O’Brien, Stephen Colbert, and more!

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_05-28-10.mp3
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Epispde #118: Citizen Radio interviews the awesome Paul Provenza!

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Episode #117 First up, it’s 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 starts feuds with the media elite on Twitter, and for some reason, they care what she thinks. Also, she briefly recaps the latest BP news, but for all the updates, check out her blog at http:​/​/​allisonkilkenny​.​com.

A Norfolk, Virginia elementary principal was placed on administrative leave this week as school officials investigated why life like, 4-inch-long plastic fetus dolls were given to dozens of students. (http:​/​/​www.​142throckmorton​theatre.​com/​event.​php?​eventid=​673)

Anti-choice activists are trying to appropriate the feminism movement with something called Feminists for Life, which is exactly like real feminism, without all that “women determining the fates of their own bodies” business. (http: ​/​/​newsweek.​washingtonpost.​com/​onfaith/​panelists/​colleen_​ carroll_​campbell/​2010/​05/​pro-​life_​feminism_​is_​the_​future.​html? ​hpid=​talkbox1)

Then, it’s time for Listener Mail! Your questions/​comments this week concern the War on Drugs, race, uniting the Progressive movement, and Libertarianism.​

Texas (not Austin) is still crazy. In a landmark vote that will shape the future education of millions of Texas schoolchildren,​ the State Board of Education on Friday approved new curriculum standards for U.S. history and other social studies courses that reflect a more conservative tone than in the past. Students will have to study a list of influential musical and cultural movements in America that includes rock 'n' roll, Tin Pan Alley, country music and the Beat generation. Social conservatives beat back an effort to include hip-hop music after some members complained that its “often-crude lyrics are inappropriate for students.” (http:​/​/​www.​dallasnews.​com/​sharedcontent/​dws/​news/​texassouthwest/​stories/​052110dnedusboe​update.​2671ec55.​html)

This latest decision by the Texas board to erase black people from history mirrors Arizona’s decision to ban an ethnic studies program. (http:​/​/​articles.​latimes.​com/​2010/​may/​12/​nation/​la-​na-​ethnic-​studies-​20100512)

Finally, it’s time for the One-Minute Fuck Yous! Allison tears into family values hypocrite Mark Souder, who had to resign after admitting her had an affair with a female staffer. Afterwards, Jamie tees off on Twitter.

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_05-24-10.mp3
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Episode #116

First up, it’s 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!

Next, Allison and Jamie discuss Rand Paul, his crazy Libertarian beliefs, like how he thinks the Civil Rights Act violates the rights of private businesses (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/05/20/rand-paul-not-too-crazy-for-william-kristol/), and the legacy of his father, Ron Paul.

It’s time for Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week concern the depiction of the Democratic Party as the Party Of Hollywood, and being an activist in one’s own community, featuring the Commenter Of The Week, Brooke, who is an amazing person doing amazing things like growing her own food in the Urban Homestead Project.

Brooke also offers interesting insight into the rationalization of an apathetic hipster douche bag. Maybe they’re not asshole. Maybe they’re scared.

White domestic terrorists have slipped off the national media’s radar (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/05/19/white-domestic-terrorists-slip-off-medias-radar/). White supremacists have recently attacked a black government employee, and have blown up a Muslim mosque, and yet the media hasn’t taken an interest in the assaults on minority victims. 

Then, it’s time for the One-Minute Fuck Yous! Allison tees off on Rand Paul, while Jamie focuses his rage on a L.A. agent he met this week.

This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folks at Vegan Essentials (http://www.veganessentials.com/). Shop there for all your vegan needs, and tell 'em Citizen Radio sent you!

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_05-21-10.mp3
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