Posts By: Radio Dispatch

Fan art!

I, Molly, have been meaning to post two AMAAAAAZING pieces of fan art we received lately, both from listener Danielle (@BurlyQEinstein). The first is Radio Dispatch Junior; the second comes from us speculating that the words we say most often on the show are probably “drone,” “privilege,” and “Occupy.” THANK YOU FOR CAPTURING US SO… Read more »

Oopsie Daisey

Hello dearest Scoochers. Our wonderful guest Parker’s name is misspelled on today’s little blurby deal, above. It is entirely Molly’s fault (this is written by Molly, not John trying to dispel blame. John is currently on vacation). Parker’s name should read Parker Marie Molloy. Radio Dispatch loves you all very much and apologizes for the… Read more »

John’s childhood

Resident scoocher artist @akcook has rendered another striking representation, this time of John’s childhood (Molly is there too). Other children of the 90s, play along to seek and find: bubble tape, ring pop, Little Foot from Land Before Time.

Robot Dispatch

Brilliant and stunningly accurate artist @akcook has rendered another image of the Radio Dispatch studio, expertly capturing Molly’s relationship with her new Roomba.

Radio Dispatch Visual Representation

Caption from the artist, @akcook: “(especially smug) John and his *pomegranate pancakes* blueberry pancake progress. Molly sitting improperly in any chair that is not an office chair. OWL in front of how I always imagine Brooklyn. Missing: standup desk, manface, hack my heart manuscripts, kinnect Zumba, gitmo merch, simpsons posters, scoocher bench… *edit: scrap that*… Read more »

Scenes from #HackMyHeart: Bush and Cheney’s Darkest Moment

Hi Scoochers, here’s another #HackMyHeart scene, contributed by our website designer @LinearEh. It is also amazing. It’s all coming together! (This is a pivotal dramatic scene that occurs around the midpoint of the film, where Cheney and Bush’s relationship reaches its darkest moment. Cheney has been asking Bush to pardon his friend Scooter Libby, and… Read more »

Scenes from #HackMyHeart The Movie: Opening Scene

Hi there, Scoochers! As promised, we’re providing transcripts here of some of the scenes that listeners are contributing to Hack My Heart, our collectively written action romance sci fi thriller Christmas film about Bush and Cheney’s friendship in the White House. This one comes from @jlchaffee and is absolutely amazing.   INT. APPLE COMPUTER STORE… Read more »

Hack My Heart: The Movie Poster

Hello, Scoochers! Earlier this week, we decided to collectively write a romantic comedy about Bush and Cheney’s strained relationship in the White House. It will be called “Hack My Heart,” and you should all feel free to contribute a scene. Our web designer, Abbie (@LinearEh), has already made an amazing movie poster: This will be… Read more »

Recent Shows
Eli Valley, political cartoonist and author of Diaspora Boy, joins us to discuss why its appropriate to compare the Trump administration to the early Nazi years. Also, unpacking Trump’s executive order, and the global displacement crisis continues.     Eli Valley Twitter Avatar Photo courtesy of Eli Valley 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Freddie update 13:40 - Eli Valley on comparisons to Nazis 33:00 - The Flores decision and the executive order 59:33 - “Barely on My Mind” Kevin Krouter / Credits 61:01 - Finish
Discussing the ongoing crisis of family separation at the border, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen gets shouted out of a Mexican restaurant, and the danger of family detention expansion. Kirstjen Nielsen Confirmation Hearing Photo by U.S. Department of Homeland Security courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We spend the hour on the ongoing family separation crisis 57:18 - “Easier Love” Gabrielle Marlena / Credits 58:20 - Finish
John Carl Baker joins us to discuss the nuclear summit between Trump and Kim Jong-Un and what happens next. Also, ProPublica releases audio from one of the child separation facilities, and Jeff Sessions gets his history on the Nazis wrong. John Carl Baker Photo courtesy of John Carl Baker 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Still talking about family separation 11:40 - John Carl Baker on the nuclear summit 35:38 - More on family separation 59:59 - “Birdsong” Claptone / Credits 61:13 - Finish
Alex Pareene joins us to discuss the ongoing family separation at the border. Also, Molly calls in to talk about the need to imagine immigration policy from a child’s perspective, and the Supreme Court punts on partisan gerrymandering. Photo courtesy of Alex Pareene 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Big show today 06:00 - Alex Pareene on family separation, bad Democrats 33:00 - Molly on imagining immigration policy from a child’s perspective 59:40 - “Go” Flasher / Credits 60:45 - Finish
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss Trump’s border policies, including separating children from their parents. Also, the Sessions and Huckabee Sanders quote an infamous Bible verse used to defend slavery, and the FBI Inspector General’s office releases its report on the 2016 election. Photo courtesy of Ryan Devereaux 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Zombie play 16:55 - Ryan Devereaux on Trump’s border policies 43:56 - Sessions uses infamous Bible verse 59:13 - “Skulls Example” Dear Nora / Credits 60:53 - Finish
Alex Kotch joins us to discuss Trump’s China policy and the revolving door influence peddling surrounding it. Also, family separation picks up at the border. Alex Kotch Photo courtesy of Alex Kotch 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - We’re a mommy podcast now 15:10 - Alex Kotch on influence peddling in Trump’s China Policy 31:47 - Increasing family separation at the border 57:13 - “Coney Island Baby” PMS & The Mood Swings / Credits 58:26 - Finish
Alex Press joins us to discuss why strikes work, and an explanation for lower millennial birthrates. Also, racist Corey Stewart wins his Virginia Senate primary, and more thoughts on Sessions’ decision to remove domestic violence as grounds for asylum. Photo courtesy of Alex Press 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Corey Stewart wins Virginia primary 09:50 - Alex Press on worker strikes 34:43 - More thoughts on Sessions’ decision to remove domestic violence as grounds for asylum 57:24 - “White Fur” Dear Nora / Credits 59:11 - Finish
Ryan Reilly joins us to discuss the latest developments in the J20 trials. Also, Trump and Kim Jong-Un meet in Singapore, and Jeff Sessions says domestic violence and gangs are no longer cause for asylum. Ryan Reilly photo courtesy of Ryan Reilly 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - In the streets 15:10 - Ryan Reilly on J20 trials 38:24 - Trump and Kim summit 55:30 - Sessions says domestic abuse and gangs aren’t grounds for asylum 59:05 - “Goodbye” Brett Amaker and the Rodeo / Credits 60:36 - Finish