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Citizen Radio is an internet radio show "for young people disillusioned with corporate media and a political system that doesn't speak to them." It airs every weekday. The show is hosted by writer Allison Kilkenny, previously a contributor to The Huffington Post and The Nation. The show was founded by Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein.



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Episode #1377: Allison’s NyQuil-fueled GOP debate live-tweets, GOP candidates’ weak condemnation/passive support of Donald Trump’s Muslim ban , chickenhawk Mike Huckabee tells the youth to “ get off your butt ” and defeat ISIS, a heckler tells Trump we “ don’t want more billionaire politicians ,” FBI now claims San Bernardino shooters did not post support for jihad on social media, 16 demonstrators arrested at a Laquan McDonald protest in Chicago, National Review  posts this...
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Episode #444 Citizen Radio returns with tales of Jamie’s New Year adventures. Also, Obama signs NDAA, 68 arrested at Occupy Wall Street, and Rupert Murdoch starts a Twitter account (maybe).
Episode #1407: Penny is a narc, Grammys 2016: Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, and for some reason Sam Hunt, the anti-Beyonce protest turned into an impromptu Black Lives Matter demonstration , the city of Cleveland backpedals after demanding payment from Tamir Rice’s family for the ambulance ride, officer who killed Akai Gurley found guilty of manslaughter, and the Justice Department sues Ferguson over police conduct 
Episode #1729: If you still value the work Citizen Radio is doing, sign up to support us for as little as $5/month or a one-time donation at  wearecitizenradio.com  and support Allison’s work at Patreon for just $1/month!  patreon.com/allisonkilkenny Erek (@erek_smith) and Faith (@bohemianfaith) join the show to help answer Patreon questions totally not written by Erek about dividing your time between multiple interests and to discuss the weirdness of Benjamin Button. Also, Robert Mueller...
Episode #720: Citizen Radio is back and talking the death of Hugo Chavez, student debt  and how to fight back , Bradley Manning , drones , the war on whistleblowers , the sequester, and Blackwater .
Episode #115 Citizen Radio spends the hour with comedian W. Kamau Bell ( http:​/​/​www.​wkamaubell.​com/ ), who is called the “most important guy doing comedy…He’s going to be a legend in his own lifetime like Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce,” by Margaret Cho. Kamau’s solo show “The W. Kamau Bell Curve” is playing at the Solonova Arts Festival (PS 122, 150 1st Ave @ 9th St) May 20 (9PM) and May 22 (4PM). He will also be the featured comic at Citizen Radio Live! May 24t”...
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Episode #72 Citizen Radio interviews a VERY special surprise guest! Also, the top 25 censored stories of 2009/2010. Check out the top 10 list at Allison’s blog: http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/01/02/top-25-censored-stories-for-20092010/ , and the full 25 list at Project Censored: http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/category/two-thousand-and-ten-book/ . Allison and Jamie discuss the different degrees of censorship, and the US version, “Soft censorship.” Update on the...
Episode #1254: Donald Trump’s batshit speech, Jeb Bush goes off script  to promise immigration reform (flashback to 1995 when he said unwed mothers should be publicly shamed ), blame the increase in Baltimore murders on poverty and not the lack of cops , the Dominican Republic is about to be “ socially cleaned ,” over 400 others just like Kalief Browder trapped in Rikers for years without trial , including a 24-year-old who has spent a quarter of his life in prison  without trial, NYPD...
Episode #1859: Sign up to support Allison’s future BRAND-NEW podcast at  patreon.com/allisonkilkenny  for as little as $1/month! Parker (@parkermolloy) joins the show to discuss  Black Panther and to help answer Patreon questions about trans people as nuclear weapons,  Hum  updates, and Gary Oldman’s son denying the allegations of domestic violence. Also, striking West Virginia teachers won big over Republican lawmakers, Trump calls outgoing economic adviser Gary Cohn a “ globalist...
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Episode #77 On this weekend’s Citizen Radio… Martha Coakley concedes the Massachusetts Senate (and Ted Kennedy’s old) seat to Scott Brown. Citizen Radio talks about what this means, how this happened, and Brown’s nude centerfold spread in Cosmopolitan magazine. The mainstream media has already decided what the Brown win means: Liberalism is dead. Citizen Radio disagrees. Jamie talks about David Cameron and Gordon Brown, and why voting for Cameron is George W. Bush Part II. Next, Jamie...
Episode #667: Allison and Jamie discuss tiny fascist Michael Bloomberg , possible health safety concerns for Sandy cleanup volunteers, how to handle online harassers, prisoner slave labor,  Walmart workers sue their overlords, the UN recognize  Palestinian statehood and then Israel proceeds to build more colonies anyway , and the coming student debt bubble disaster.
Episode #229 A discussion of the Palestine Papers and the Egypt riots. Plus, Allison and Jamie answer your mail. Questions/comments this week include how to go vegan and a question about racism.
Episode #219 Allison and Jamie recap the top heroes and villains of 2010. Also, right-wingers are mad at Justin Bieber for a completely manufactured comment he DIDN’T make about the Park51 mosque, which tells you everything you need to know about the state of America. For some reason, Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano visited Afghanistan recently. Is Afghanistan now part of the homeland?
Episode #882: Allison and Jamie discuss Jamie’s show in Albuquerque, hacktivist Jeremy Hammond , white people treating POC as exotic accessories , America’s rich tradition of failing up and suppressing dissent.
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Episode #942: Originally aired 8/24/2010: Legendary journalist and founder of Democracy Now, Amy Goodman joins Allison and Jamie on stage at the UCB Theater for Citizen Radio Live.
Episode #1148: Allison and Jamie discuss Gov. Christie selling out  abused animals for campaign favors, Bob McCulloch  acknowledges  some witnesses lied to the Mike Brown Grand Jury (but he has no plans to charge them), Columbia charges  rape protesters for damage to mattress, and Justine Sacco’s story to be featured  in upcoming book.
Episode #1538: CR needs your support! New dirty hobos will receive a combo pack of stickers (10 stickers!)   Download and review Jamie’s Love Song For Edward Snowden on iTunes! L.A.! Jamie performs at the Steve Allen Theater Oct 24! Patreon questions about self-loathing and making a living as an artist, the Willy Horton-style attacks against Tim Kaine, thousands protest against planned abortion ban in Poland, Kim Kardashian and fake police (and a million other things women fear ), NRA mocks...
Episode #1786: Sign up to support Allison’s future BRAND-NEW podcast at  patreon.com/allisonkilkenny  for as little as $1/month! Charles (@charlesrockhill) joins the show to discuss Riverdale and Alias Grace (no spoilers). Also, at least 26 dead in shooting at Texas Baptist church, Devin Kelley had a history of domestic violence , Trump says guns aren’t the issue and blames mental health problem and claims gun control would have left “ hundreds more dead “, Texas Attorney General...
Episode #1797: Sign up to support Allison’s future BRAND-NEW podcast at  patreon.com/allisonkilkenny  for as little as $1/month! Erek (@erek_smith) joins the show to help answer a Patreon question about  The Punisher . Also, the New York Times normalizes white nationalism in Nazi sympathizer profile and writes another glowing profile of transphobic young conservative Ben Shapiro , Time magazine says Trump’s Person of the Year Boast is “ total B.S. “, Trump lashes out at UCLA...
Episode #1790: Sign up to support Allison’s future BRAND-NEW podcast at  patreon.com/allisonkilkenny  for as little as $1/month! Erek (@erek_smith) and Faith (@bohemianfaith) join the show to help answer Patreon questions about starting a podcast and the “good guy with a gun” myth. Also, anti-sexual harassment training is now mandatory for Senators and aides, Asia Argento releases detailed list of over 100 Harvey Weinstein accusers , Ellen Page posts to Facebook about abuse from Brett...
Episode #1725: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you’ve been enjoying the show, consider  becoming a member or upping your support today !  Katey Healy-Wurzburg (@khealywu) joins the show to help answer a Patreon question about how to get involved in activism. Also, Trump tells police “ don’t be too nice ” and advocates roughing up suspects, stupid NYT op-ed written by white Senator declares “adolescents” AKA wealthy white teens should get summer jobs, Pickle...
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Episode #1562:  CR needs your support! New dirty hobos will receive a Fuck the NRA and Can Bandit pin (EXTREMELY LIMITED SUPPLY) or the sticker combo pack! Maniac Mail from a transgender listener to trans kids, Allison reports on a massive anti-Trump protest in NYC, Bay area students walk out in protest over Trump winning the presidency, Mitch McConnell says repealing Obamacare will be a priority, Trump picks a top climate change skeptic to lead the EPA transition, and California votes to ...
Episode #1566:  Independent media needs your support now more than ever! You can support Citizen Radio for as little as $5/month! wearecitizenradio.com How to avoid empty acts of “solidarity,” Maniac Mail cautioning against telling immigrants not to sign up for DACA, Donald Trump’s transition team is a fucking mess , reported Trump immigration advisor and potential Attorney General is drafting plan for Muslim registry , President Obama left the door ajar for harsher security tactics...
Episode #1863: Sign up to support Allison’s future BRAND-NEW podcast at  patreon.com/allisonkilkenny  for as little as $1/month! Melissa Gira Grant (@melissagira) joins the show to discuss Ivanka addressing sex work and to offer media recs:  The Alienist ,  Babylon Berlin ,  Jessica Jones  Season 2 (no spoilers),  Black Lightning , Spotify’s thunder sound effects,  Slate ‘s  After Burn , Anne Rice’s The Witching Hour, and Dylan Jones’ David Bowie. Also, Patreon questions...
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Episode #35 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #35! Today on the show... Sarah Palin retires from her position as governer of Alaska! A&J talks about Jamie's little brother David! This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folk at Vegan Essentials ( http://veganessentials.com/ ). Buy cruelty-free products there and tell 'em Citizen Radio sent...
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Episode #92 Allison and Jamie talk about tasers, and how they've become an acceptable tool for citizen suppression. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/03/07/normalizing-the-police-state-and-how-it-ends-with-taser-firing-drones/). Specifically, they talk about Harper's Magazine latest feature on how the government and police handle protesters. (http://www.harpers.org/archive/2010/03/0082866). Additionally, Taser's distributor has announced plans for a flying drone that fires stun darts...
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Episode #75 On this weekend’s Citizen Radio, Allison and Jamie discuss the tragic events in Haiti, and how the media is portraying Haiti as land of a million poor black people where bad shit constantly goes down. What isn’t being reported is that US debt policies left Haiti vulnerable to catastrophe (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/01/13/us-debt-policies-left-haiti-vulnerable-to-catastrophe/). If you can spare it, please help Haitians and make donations to UNICEF...
Episode #226 Special guest Dan Savage talks about the It Gets Better Project ( http://www.itgetsbetter.org/ ,) critiques how the media handles the topic of gay rights, Obama’s wavering on gay rights, the progress the Obama administration has made on LGBT issues, and what makes him happy.
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Episode #460 Susie Cagle (@susie_c) joins the show with dispatches from Occupy West, Allison gives Occupy updates, if you thought SOPA was bad, meet ACTA , EU approves oil embargo against Iran.
Episode #767: Allison and Jamie discuss women in secularism , fast food workers unite, Chicago school closings protests, Judge says lesbian’s partner must leave house due to her “lifestyle,” Koch brothers dump toxic byproduct on Detroit, regulators back down on  derivatives rule , the AP scoop that ran to DOJ probe only ran after CIA sign off , head of Fort Campbell harassment program arrested in domestic dispute.
Episode #983: Allison and Jamie discuss Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy  and L.A. Clipppers’ owner Donald Sterling’s  racist remarks, plus  this  privileged  piece of shit . 
Episode #1303:  Katharine Heller (@spkheller)  and Sally Tamarkin (@sallyt) join #LPH!  Joe Scarborough is an idiot (#EvergreenStatement) and wrong on homelessness , Trump kicks out hugely famous Mexican journalist Jorge Ramos  from a news conference and says “Go back to Univision,” GOP pollster’s “ legs shaking ” after Trump focus group, released report claims Jared Fogle charity connected to child porn case never gave out grants , Saudi women register to vote  for the first...
Episode #1284: Jenny Jaffe (@jennyjaffe, @projecturok) joins Sally Tamarkin (@sallyt) and Katharine Heller (@spkheller) for #LadyPowerHour! Mental health and comic books,  Glamour ‘s  13 Little Things That Can Make a Man Fall Hard For You reads like advice for how to be your boyfriend’s sexy mom, it’s possible to discuss police brutality without saying Sandra Bland “ didn’t look like someone who would kill herself ,” at least five black women  have been found dead in jail since...
Episode #38 Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #38! Today on the show... While Jamie was away doing something comedy related Allison was getting some awesome interviews.  First off she chats with healthcare whistleblower Wendell Potter ( http://wendellpotter.com/ ), followed by an interview with Remote Area Medical's Stan Brock (...
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Episode #94 Act I Allison and Jamie discuss atheism, and how the atheist movement can be used to combat The Crazy, including the Texas Board of Education, which is trying to advance an ultra-conservative agenda (http://www.examiner.com/x-15870-Populist-Examiner~y2010m3d14-Texas-school-board-revising-curriculum-creating-controversy), and the Vatican (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/03/13/popes-chief-exorcist-claims-the-devil-is-squatting-in-the-vatican/). Citizen Radio welcomes the...
Episode #78 On this Wednesday's Citizen Radio... Listeners have nominated Citizen Radio for the Presidential Citizens Medal. Other listeners who would like to nominate CR can do so here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/citizensmedal . Allison and Jamie promise to have the best acceptance speech ever if they win. After spending the week in Chicago and feasting on mainstream media, Jamie discusses what the TV taught him (particularly about Jersey Shore,) while Allison contrasts those stories with print...
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Episode #168 Jamie recounts where he was on the morning of September 11, 2001, and Allison talks about the fetishizing of national tragedies. The rest of the episode is devoted to your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week entail if straight people should get married when gay people can't, launching a new campaign of ad-busting, and if there are any good Conservative bloggers you should be reading.
Episode #586 Allison and Jamie talk about the fucked up side of the Olympics , police taser a 12-year-old girl , and Iran decides to execute some suits for bank fraud, while the U.S. can’t even pass basic reforms.
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Episode #567 Libor and Barclays explained, plus lots of Listener Mail.
Episode #657: Allison and Jamie discuss being perptually high in a retail environment, the Red Cross’ denial , the shady MTA , and prisoners getting teh kittens .
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Episode #525 Allison and Jamie discuss Justice Scalia’s horrifying comments during the SB1070 hearing, debt collectors at hospitals , Obama Justice and medical marijuana , CISPA , and Rupert Murdoch updates.
Episode #1248: George R.R. Martin’s straw man argument  (no one is saying rape should never be part of a storyline), Bill Gothard, founder of the Duggars’ fundamentalist homeschooling cult publishes a bizarre post  and immediately deletes it, new bill proposes tracking police shootings  (and it’s very telling this isn’t already a thing), meet Sean Spicer : chief strategist and communications director for the RNC and all around hilarious dude, Wisconsin abortion ban  would allow...
Episode #1258: Jamie’s triumphant-ish return to physicality, don’t be this kind of atheist  in the wake of a tragedy, many news outlets still refuse to call Dylann Roof a terrorist even though one of his victims was a State Senator  and Emanuel AME is a  symbol of black resistance , media’s failure ( looking at you WSJ ) to discuss institutional racism (including Roof’s racist judge  and the white supremacist group that radicalized Roof being tied to many Mississippi politicians...
Episode #1424: Jamie interviews musician Frank Turner about haters, punk rock, and music as a refuge (and also about maybe starting a Twitter support group), Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton did very well in Tuesday’s primaries ( two-thirds of GOP voters on Tuesday support Trump’s Muslim ban), Marco drops out, Boehner backs Paul Ryan, Anita Alvarez ousted by opponent (and by an incredible grassroots group of young activists working with less than $1,000 ), and—SIGH—President Obama...
Episode #1819: Sign up to support Allison’s future BRAND-NEW podcast at  patreon.com/allisonkilkenny  for as little as $1/month! Rachel (@realslimchada) and Chloe (@itsthechew) join the show to answer Patreon questions about  The Monkey King  and the problematic aspects of  The Simpsons . Also,  Community  writer Megan Ganz takes Dan Harmon to task for demeaning treatment in the writers’ room, Trump administration holds Dreamers hostage for $18 billion border wall demand, ICE pick...
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Episode #11 What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics!  What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #11! On today's show... J&A's final fuck you to former President Bush!!! But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines! This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folk at Vegan Essentials ( http://veganessentials.com/ ). Buy cruelty-free products there and tell 'em...
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Episode #71 Happy 2010 from Citizen Radio! Allison and Jamie read some fan/hate mail. Yes, sometimes they can be both.  Next, Allison explains why torture is more offensive than profane language. Citizen Radio discusses Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab AKA “The Underwear Bomber,” and the myths Republicans and the media have created about President Obama’s response to the failed terrorist attack, and national security. The myths list, originally posted by Juan Cole, can be found here:...
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Episode #88 Allison gripes about Fareed Zakaria, free market enthusiast and host of CNN’s GPS. Zakaria has accused the American people of “public schizophrenia,” primarily because the media has done a shitty job of explaining host the economy works, and now everyone is confused about the deficit. Then, it’s part 2 of Citizen Radio’s interview with Dr. Gabor Maté. Dr. Maté treats addicts at Insite, the only safe-injection site in North America, a center that Canada’s Stephen Harper...
Episode #91 Citizen Radio reports from the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia! First up, Utah is trying to make miscarriages illegal (http://citypaper.net/blogs/clog/2010/02/23/dont-fall-down-the-stairs-ladies-in-utah-miscarriages-will-soon-be-illegal/). Next, it’s time for LISTENER MAIL! Allison and Jamie field your questions about Conservative family members and Israel. Allison talks about the Compton Cookout debacle at the University of California San Diego...
Episode #751: Allison and Jamie discuss the Steubenville football coach getting his contract extended, Tim DeChristopher is a free man, the Boston bombing suspect cites U.S. wars as motivation, and Gov. Perry is still a big ol’ hypocrite .
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Episode #893: Allison and Jamie discuss upcoming fast food strikes, roles of women of color in labor, the Detroit pension theft, a victory for Chicago activists, an awesome update to the Courtney Andrews story, and Jezebel’s terrible glorifying of child rapist R. Kelly.
Episode #844: Allison and Jamie discuss Canada considering banning religious symbols , the President of Brazil’s comments on U.S. spying, the first openly gay circuit court judge in U.S. history, student debt hitting women harder , and President Obama not meeting with the president of Iran.
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Episode #65 Citizen Radio welcomes the cast, director, and producer of the hilarious new comedy, Mystery Team (http://www.mysteryteam-movie.com/,) which just premiered at Sundance to rave reviews. This is the anti-corporate comedy – no big studies, no big promotion budget – just awesome comedy. Support this film instead of seeing American Pie 46 or another awful Michael Bay "film." The cast of Mystery Team is Derrick Comedy (http://www.derrickcomedy.com/) (Dominic Dierkes, Donald...
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Episode #73 *** First up, Allison and Jamie discuss Vagina Politics, and how all societies fight to regulate the supply of vaginas.  *** Upcoming guest: Sara Benincasa ( http://www.sarabenincasa.com/, ) a comedian, writer, and radio talk show host. She’s famous for her Sarah Palin impersonation, and during the election, she created original web video content for the Huffington Post's humor site, 23/6, a series for which she won an ECNY Award and was nominated for a Webby for best...
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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...
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Episode #74 First up, Allison and Jamie discuss Vagina Politics, and how all societies fight to regulate the supply of vaginas.  Special guest: Sara Benincasa ( http://www.sarabenincasa.com/, ) a comedian, writer, and radio talk show host. She’s famous for her Sarah Palin impersonation, and during the election, she created original web video content for the Huffington Post's humor site, 23/6, a series for which she won an ECNY Award and was nominated for a Webby for best performance,...
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Episode #102 David Brooks thinks the rich work harder than the poor, and also, President Obama “throws like a Democrat.” Employers are now checking applicants’ credit scores during the hiring process. This practice, combined with a corporate culture of slave labor (unpaid internships and part-time employees), and a reversal of Progressive achievements have created a permanent underclass...
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Episode #96 Act I Allison and Jamie discuss the healthcare bill, Bart Stupak and the anti-choice crew ( http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/03/20/anti-choice-crowd-should-be-cheering-for-healthcare-reform/ ).  Citizen Radio discusses the Stupak amendment at length, and a woman’s right to choose versus the Republican pre-cradle, post-grave philosophy.  Act II Part 2 of Citizen Radio’s interview with special guest, journalist Johann Hari ( http://www.johannhari.com/ )  Johann is an...
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Episode #175 The punk band Rise Against joins Citizen Radio to discuss anti-war music (and the lack of it,) corporate media, and veganism. This interview was conducted at Bumbershoot, and if you listen carefully, you’ll hear the distance guitar tuning of Ms. Courtney Love (or so the legends say). Check out Rise Against’s new DVD , “Another Station: Another Mile.”
Episode #193 Jamie offers a shout-out to the Bay area, and a not-so-enthusiastic shout-out to a whole lot of pissed off white people.
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Episode #448 EU considers embargo on Iran, Horsey the Apostle, Listener mail, U.S. restricts more antiobiotics in livestock, Occupy London activist prevented from flying due to anarchist literature.
Episode #1389: Back by popular demand: the ghost of Hitler, Alan Rickman died which is total bullshit (he was a good dude in addition to being a great actor), the Oscar nominees are incredibly white yet again (and  Creed ‘s Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan were robbed of nominations), new Charlie Hebdo cartoon suggests dead 3-year-old refugee Alan Kurdi would have become sexual attacker, Flint has seen a spike in Legionnaries’ disease , the Koch brothers’ father helped build an...
Episode #1472: NYC! Don’t miss Jamie Kilstein and The Agenda June 15 with special guest Jessica Valenti:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1097816040282846/ . Other upcoming guests: Mychal Denzel Smith, Jean Grae, and Welcome to Night Vale’s Cecil Baldwin! Watch the livestream if you can’t make it:  facebook.com/jamiekilsteinfanpage Love letter to improv, President Obama endorses Hillary Clinton, Brock Turner’s dad is trying to raise money on-line for his son’s legal fees,...
Episode #1511:  New dirty hobos will receive a combo pack of stickers (10 stickers!)   Citizen Radio’s first commercial, Jamie VS. the stale cookie VS. DayQuil, Rudy Giuliani  forgot to Never Forget , Donald Trump proposes suspending visas from certain countries but remains vague on details, Roger Ailes is advising Trump ahead of the presidential debates, Muslim woman mistaken for a terrorist has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Chicago police, Brooklyn man charged in the...
Episode #1811: Sign up to support Allison’s future BRAND-NEW podcast at  patreon.com/allisonkilkenny  for as little as $1/month! Parker Molloy (@parkermolloy) joins the show to discuss adopting a cat, meditation, and the failed model of pivoting to video. Also, the 5-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, Kilkenny’s rule, Patreon back-peddles on fee change , Alabama elects Doug Jones, GOP’s Senate majority shrinks to 51 , Trump endorsed not one but two losing candidates in...
Episode #1071: Allison and Jamie tell Josh Barro to calm down over his leg room complaints , explain anti-rape nail polish  isn’t the answer (and how women are developing products  to actually help women), why you should never listen to Bill Kristol , and this school in Illinois is wrong for telling teachers not to talk about Mike Brown . Finally, they yell at ESPN for their stupid Michael Sam coverage .
Episode #1132: Chicago! Don’t miss your last chance to see Jamie and John perform together December 5 at The Playground ! Author Maya Schenwar (@mayaschenwar) joins the show to discuss her excellent new book Locked Down, Locked Out  about our failed prison system and why prisons don’t work.
Episode #1508: NYC! Don’t miss Jamie Kilstein & The Agenda TONIGHT Aug12 at Sidewalk Cafe 8! New dirty hobos will receive a combo pack of stickers ($10 stickers!)   Donald Trump says President Obama “ founded ” ISIS, Trump fan scales the side of Trump Tower, Hillary Clinton really shouldn’t be bragging about getting John Negroponte’s endorsement , hack of Democrats’ accounts was wider than previously believed, Arianna Huffington is leaving Huffington Post to join a...
Episode #1581:  Independent media needs your support now more than ever! You can support Citizen Radio for as little as $5/month! wearecitizenradio.com Jamie takes his parents on a tour of California, Garrison Keillor calls Keith Ellison a “ lackluster black Muslim congressman ,” the LA times publishes (and retracts) letter from person who calls Japanese internment during WWII Japanese “ staying out of the way and not causing complications, ” trans women killed in Oakland fire...
Episode #1583:  Independent media needs your support now more than ever! You can support Citizen Radio for as little as $5/month! wearecitizenradio.com The scissors paradox, more on the atrocity in Aleppo , John Kasich vetoes “Heartbeat Bill” and signs 20-week abortion ban, water protector who disarmed Dakota Access “infiltrator” put on Morton County Most Wanted list , Trump team working to remove top NATO official , Trump’s National Security adviser Michael Flynn shared classified...
Episode #1696:  Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you’ve been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today !  Parker Molloy (@parkermolloy) joins the show to discuss wearing pants and what’s making her happy at the moment. Also, Donald Jr. seems to confirm  Comey’s account of Trump’s comments on the Flynn investigation, former New York U.S. attorney Preet Bharara says there’s “ absolutely evidence ” to begin obstruction of...
Episode #1768: Sign up to support Allison’s future BRAND-NEW podcast at  patreon.com/allisonkilkenny  for as little as $1/month! Red (@erinred) joins the show to discuss the magical world of mushrooms. Also, the horrific Las Vegas massacre in which Stephen Paddock murdered 59 people and wounded hundreds, Trump offers condolences to Las Vegas shooting victims but doesn’t mention guns , the easy, cheap, and legal tweak that turns guns fully automatic, Trump tells Puerto Rico: “ You’ve...
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Episode #45 Citizen Radio recounts a first hand experience at one of those crazy town hall meetings (including an encounter with loud protesters, and an "Obama: Speak English NOW!" bumper sticker.) Second up: a discussion about President Obama's healthcare speech. During the historical address before a joint session of Congress, Obama mentioned a certain healthcare executive, Wendell Potter, former guest of the show. Allison and Jamie revisit the Potter interview, and also discuss Joe...