Radio Dispatch is a progressive political podcast that airs Monday-Friday, hosted by siblings John and Molly Knefel. Since the show began in 2010, it has evolved into a space for independent journalism, intersectional feminism, and critical radical analysis. John and Molly come from comedy but cover the most important and underreported stories of the day. They are constantly learning from their listeners.

Combined, John and Molly have written for RollingStone.com, The Nation, Salon, The New Inquiry, Feministing, and more. They’ve appeared on Melissa Harris-Perry, This American Life, Democracy Now!, Up with Steve, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, the BBC, NPR, and 30 Rock.

The show has featured Glenn Greenwald, Amy Goodman, the late Michael Hastings, and dozens more journalists, activists, and incredible thinkers.

Radio Dispatch also performs a monthly live show at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan, featuring a panel of guests on a different topic every month. It’s the 4th Wednesday of every month at 8pm, and it’s free!

Recent Shows
Melissa Gira Grant joins us for a special MGG Wednesday, talking ICE in court, healthcare, and more Pride. Also, Morning John checks in. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Keeping up with news fatigue is setting in 03:45 - Morning John on this administration’s lack of transparency 18:47 - Melissa Gira Grant on a women’s history of Act Up 57:15 - Credits, “Falling in Love” by Swear and Shake 58:17 - Finish
Attacks on Muslims in the US and the UK, a check in on the status of the AHCA in the Senate, and listener mail catch up.       Philando Castile Protest Photo by Fibonacci Blue courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - How do people drink coffee without sugar 07:27 - John on escalation in Syria 27:27 - A Muslim teen is killed in Virginia and Muslim worshippers attacked in London 39:18 - The cop who killed Philando Castile was acquitted 45:55 - Listener mail 58:33 - Credits, “The Best Part” by Young Mister 59:46 - Finish
John is in the studio to talk about the latest drama in the White House and Trump’s deflection on Afghanistan. Photo by Brandon Butterworth courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - John’s in the studio and we catch up on everything 34:41 - Betsy DeVos invited Focus on the Family to an education conference 41:43 - The Grenfell Tower tragedy was 100% austerity 48:23 - Listener mail 58:27 - Credits, “Wawa by the Ocean” by Mary Lattimore 59:37 - Finish
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about the aftermath of the shooting in Virginia, the UK election, and the apartment fire in London. Also, John on the Washington Post report that Trump is being investigated for obstruction of justice.     00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Thus begins Summer Fridays 03:43 - Morning John on Wednesday’s shootings and the obstruction charges 24:11 - Jesse Myerson on left punching 57:22 - Credits, “Instant” by Emel 58:33 - Finish
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk Pride and the Babadook, Morning John on Sessions’ testimony, and a special Morning Jake with Jake Bolton on the post-election latest in the UK.     00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Three guests, one show 02:08 - Morning John on what we learned from Sessions 09:41 - Jake Bolton on Labour’s huge win 33:32 - Melissa Gira Grant on Kamala Harris and Pride 59:50 - Credits, “Marlin Spike” by Hoop 60:49 - Finish
John is in the studio to talk about what the hell is going on in Washington this week, and a special Just John on Jared Kushner’s other real estate empire. ACHA Photo by Dan Scavino courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s a very special day with John in the house 03:33 - In the Studio with John on Workforce Week 34:38 - Just John on Jared Kushner’s backstory 59:29 - Credits, “Good Dregs” by Hoop 60:27 - Finish
John is in the studio to talk about how Trump is changing the postWorld War II geopolitical landscape, and Rueben Safire joins us to talk about the current and past context around Assange and Wikileaks. Photo credit: Twitter (@RSafire) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - It’s Field Day! 03:32 - John in the studio on the WWII and NATO 25:23 - Reuben Safire on Julian Assange 58:02 - Credits, “Let It Go” by Dot 59:20 - Finish
Melissa Dumont joins us to discuss developmental psychology, gender and sexuality, and intelligence. Also, John checks in on the Comey hearing, and Labour has historic gains in the British election. Melissa Dumont Photo credit: Twitter (@melissadoom) 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The end of year show was excellent 05:13 - Morning John 21:14 - Melissa Dumont on youth development and psychology 45:57 - Incredible wins for Labour in the British election 54:25 - Listener mail 57:09 - Credits, “Love Is” by Dot 58:39 - Finish