JAMJAM Fridays on How the System is Rigged

It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about how the rigged system is the key to building political solidarity. Also, Morning John on the latest Roy Moore allegations and the tax bill.

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – The weeks just keep getting longer
04:23 – Morning John on Moore and the tax plan
22:29 – Jesse Myerson on the rigged system
57:08 – Credits, “Chain of Command” by Peter Oren
58:38 – Finish

MGG Thursdays on Terrible Men

It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to catch up on all the news about abusive men since last week. Also, listener mail updates on Rebecca Black, and the countdown to Thanksgiving continues.

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – The problem with cooking shows
12:21 – Melissa Gira Grant on how we talk about abuse and sex workers
43:03 – Listener mail
57:35 – Credits, “Hot Topic” by Fits
58:57 – Finish

Things Get Worse for Moore

More allegations and corroboration against Roy Moore, education civil rights activists band together to try to combat Betsy Devos’s dismantling of the Office of Civil Rights, and listener mail.

Betsy Devos
photo by the U.S. Dept. of Education courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Barefoot Contessa saves Thanksgiving
10:46 – Morning John on Moore, Sessions, and Don Jr.
35:15 – Betsy DeVos targets students with disabilities
50:06 – Listener mail
57:59 – Credits, “Powerful Love” by Field Medic
59:25 – Finish

Roy Moore and Louis CK

We spend the hour on last week’s reporting on Roy Moore and Louis CK.

Louis CK
photo by Spc. Elayseah Woodard-Hinton courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – An overview of the reporting on Moore and CK
16:02 – Morning John
43:47 – Thoughts on teaching consent
57:32 – Credits, “Three Triangles” by And So I Watch You From Afar
58:47 – Finish

Listener Mail Bonanza

Morning John on how Harvey Weinstein tried to cover up the women making accusations against him, and a whole lot of listener mail.

Harvey Weinstein
Photo by David Shankbone courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – It went from pleasantly cold to too cold immediately
05:28 – Morning John on Weinstein’s efforts to suppress women reporting him
25:30 – Listener mail grab bag
39:30 – Listener mail on anti fascist organizing
57:33 – Credits, “Last Night All My Dreams Came True” by Wild Beast
58:58 – Finish

JAMJAM Fridays on Election Day Big Picture

It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to bask in the victories from Election Day 2017.

Jesse Myerson, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – It’s another good news show
01:28 – Morning John on “Trumpism without Trump”
26:31 – Jesse Myerson on the political takeaways from the election victories
58:28 – Credits, “I’ll Share a Life” by And So I Watch You From Afar
59:46 – Finish

MGG Thursdays on Good Election News!

It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to discuss the fact that we actually had a good election day!

Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter.

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Happy Birthday Gideon
02:34 – Morning John on election day takeaways
25:49 – Melissa Gira Grant on election day specifics
57:37 – Credits, “Punk Drunk & Trembling” by Wild Beasts
58:54 – Finish

Another Mass Shooting in Texas

Another mass shooting in Texas, Morning John on the Paradise Papers, and what happens when a business start-up expands into education.

Photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Thoughts on the shooting in Texas
15:32 – John on what the Paradise Papers confirm about financial corruption
38:31 – WeWork thinks it can do school and it’s offensive
58:22 – Credits, “The Light” by Ora Cogan
59:57 – Finish

John in the Studio on the DNC Shake Up

John joins us to catch up on Donna Brazile’s book detailing corruption in the DNC, and listener thoughts on a DemEnter versus a DemExit.

Donna Brazile
photo by Tim Pierce courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Go vote!
02:47 – John in the studio on the DNC
27:57 – Listener mail on IQ
43:15 – Listener thoughts on the Democratic party
57:00 – Credits, “Do You Hear Me Boy” by Donora
58:20 – Finish

John in the Studio for Indictment Catch Up

John joins us to catch up on everything else that happened in the Trump administration last week.

Jeff Sessions
Photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Anyone want to talk about Mindhunter?
13:38 – John in the studio on Sessions’ newfound recollection
44:48 – Kushner is actually bad at everything
57:08 – Credits, “Celebrate” by Donora
58:46 – Finish

JAMJAM Fridays on the Money Laundering DNC

It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to discuss candy socialism, and our response to terrorist violence. Also, Morning John on Trump’s call for the death penalty for the Lower Manhattan terrorism suspect.

Jesse Myerson, via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – An emotional wellness check in
11:34 – Morning John on Trump calling for the death penalty
26:34 – Jesse Myerson on our reactions to exceptional violence
60:30 – Credits, “Echo” by Jessica Boudreaux
61:21 – Finish

MGG Thursdays on Don Jr and Socialism

It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk the Stripper Strike and Don Jr’s not understanding socialism, and Morning John on Trump’s response to the attack in New York.

Melissa Gira Grant via Twitter

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Hope everyone had a very happy Halloween
03:21 – Morning John on the attack in lower Manhattan
29:45 – MGG on Don Jr using his kid for bad political messages
54:46 – A check in on Kevin Spacey and consequences
58:42 – Credits, “Ask Me To Stay” by Jessica Boudreaux
59:57 – Finish

The Papadopoulos Surprise

Since we recorded yesterday, one billion things happened with the Mueller investigation, including a George Papadopoulos bombshell, and New York City responds to a violent incident in a school with a new anti-bullying initiative.

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00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Time to think about Thanksgiving for a month
04:55 – Morning John explains Papadopoulos
31:21 – A twitter thread on the bigger implications of the indictments
47:30 – The city’s new anti – bullying initiative
59:31 – Credits, “Destination Memory” by My Sad Captains
60:43 – Finish

Melissa Sage Dumont on the IQ test

Developmental psychologist Melissa Sage Dumont joins us to discuss the origins and political development of the IQ test, Morning John on the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and Anthony Rapp accuses Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance on him when he was 14.

Robert Mueller
Photo Courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons

00:00 – Welcome to Radio Dispatch
00:30 – Real life is very spooooky
04:52 – Morning John on the Mueller indictments
26:02 – Melissa Sage Dumont on IQ
45:41 – Anthony Rapp, Kevin Spacey, and a horrible apology
57:34 – Credits, “Sky’s Grey” by Destroyer
58:50 – Finish