Radio Dispatch

Radio Dispatch is a daily podcast covering progressive politics, hosted by siblings John and Molly Knefel. The show features journalists, authors, organizers, and artists, as well as John and Molly's own original reporting and analysis. From civil liberties and privacy to civil rights and intersectional feminism, Radio Dispatch covers the news from a point of view that values recognizing and discussing power and privilege. John and Molly's journalism can be found at Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, Vice, The New Inquiry and more. Listeners are the most important part of Radio Dispatch, and the show strives to amplify the stories and narratives from those on the other end of the microphone.

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Our Second Coronavirus Show


Our second coronavirus show, as more cities go on lockdown and Trump says we need to restart the economy. photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Our second coronavirus show 58:27 - “I will not return as a tourist” Boniface / Credits 59:43 - Finish


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The First Real Coronavirus Show


The coronavirus is a global pandemic rapidly impacting the United States. photo courtesy of Gideon Oliver 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the US 58:15 - Credits, “Hung Up On Me” by Honey Cutt 59:25 - Finish


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Coronavirus and Super Tuesday


It's our first show since Super Tuesday and coronavirus emergencies in the US. photo courtesy of CDC via Wikimedia commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Super Tuesday and coronavirus 58:20 - “My Only Ghost” The Districts / Credits 59:14 - Finish


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The Centrists Coalesce


We spend the hour on the centrists coalescing against Bernie Sanders. photo courtesy of Jackson Lanier via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - The centrists are coalescing 58:47 - “Juicy Blend” Bell Towers / Credits 59:54 - Finish


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Coronavirus in the Hands of Trump


The Trump administration is terrifyingly ill-equipped to handle a coronavirus outbreak, thoughts on the aftermath of the Democratic debate, and listener mail catch up. photo courtesy of the White House via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Accountability at MSNBC 16:12 - John in the studio on Trump and coronavirus 38:10 - What would coronavirus mean for schools? 48:27 - Listener mail 58:00 - Credits, “Falling” by James Supercave 59:05 - Finish


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 2020-02-28  n/a
 
 

Nick Pinto on Bail Reform


Nick Pinto joins us to discuss the bail reform law in New York and the effort to roll it back, and there was, incredibly, another Democratic debate. Nick Pinto Nick Pinto, via Twitter 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - The debate was annoying 10:34 - Nick Pinto on bail reform in New York 34:26 - The multitude of issues with the debate 56:17 - Credits, “Mountains” by Aaron Beckum 57:23 - Finish


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 2020-02-27  n/a
 
 

Red Baiting Bernie


It’s a full communist panic about Bernie Sanders, Fidel Castro, and Florida, and details of his newly released free childcare and Pre-K for All plan. photo courtesy of Bill De Blasio  via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Bernie’s childcare plan 22:50 - Just John on red baiting Bernie 50:10 - Listener mail 57:56 - Credits, “Born Forlorn” by Aaron Beckum 59:15 - Finish


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 2020-02-26  n/a
 
 

Bernie Wins in Nevada


Bernie wins in Nevada, and liberals struggle to cope. Photo courtesy of Trevor Bexon via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 - Bernie wins Nevada 57:12 - “I will not return as a tourist” Boniface / Credits 58:40 - Finish


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 2020-02-25  n/a
 
 

MSNBC guests want a brokered convention


We don’t yet know the results of the Nevada caucus, but we do know that the Democratic party is panicking about Bernie Sanders’ lead. photo courtesy of Cory Doctorow via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Democrats Panic about Bernie's Lead 26:07 - John's in the Studio! 48:48 - A programming note 53:03 - Listener mail 58:32 - Credits, “Kinda Dark” by Destroyer 59:30 - Finish


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 2020-02-24  n/a
 
 

Bloomberg Joins the Debate Stage


A Democratic Debate recap, and John’s in the studio and we can’t stop talking about Bloomberg. photo courtesy of  Michael Fleshman via Wikimedia Commons 00:00 - Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:30 - Debate recap: Warren killed Bloomberg 28:54 - John in the studio: Bernie’s health records 56:20 - Credits, “Become a Mountain” by Dan Deacon 58:09 - Finish


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