Upcoming guests include:
~ Glenn Greenwald: Salon.com, New York Times bestselling author
~ Melissa Harris-Lacewell: Princeton professor and award-winning author
~ Andrew Bacevich: Professor of international relations at Boston University and author of several books
~ Noam Chomsky: Professor, author, scholar, and dissident
~ Dennis Kucinich: Candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2004 and 2008
~ Joseph Stiglitz: The most cited economist in the world, as of June 2008.
~ Jack Dishel: From the band The Moldy Peaches. Now touring as Only Son.
~ The Thermals: You’ll recognize this awesome punk band from the opening and closing of Drunken Politics.
~ The Yes Men: Culture-jamming activists
The show will be available all week on BreakThru
Listen to our show TODAY for the very special premiere on BreakThru Radio and then listen to us every Wednesday on BreakThru! Remember: support independent media so we can avoid whoring ourselves out to corporations!
New York, NY – BreakThru Radio introduces Drunken Politics to the iPhone and iTouch on-demand today. Your daily dose of alternative news. Drunken Politics Radio is for young people disillusioned with corporate media and a political system that doesn’t speak to them.
The other news channels claim young people are disengaged, apathetic citizens with no interest in politics or world news. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Barack Obama’s unprecedented on-line campaign demonstrates how engaged and enthusiastic young people are to participate in their government, and a recent New York Times article reports that young people are more liberal, and are more enthusiastic than ever about politics.
Drunken Politics caters to this untapped and impassioned demographic by speaking in a funny, informal jargon that the youth understands. The show balances satire and comedy with the real, important stories that viewers will never see or hear on corporate channels.
Hosts Jamie Kilstein (Comedy Central, BBC) and Allison Kilkenny (Huffington Post, The Nation) combine the political and the funny to present the news in a fresh, exciting way that young people love and understand. Past and future guests include Ralph Nader, Paul Provenza (Director of the Aristocrats) winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and director of Why We Fight Eugene Jerecki, and recently Independent Vice Presidential candidate and Ralph Naders running mate Matt Gonzalez called them the two best journalists he has ever talked to.
iPhone and iTouch users simply need to navigate to BreakThru Radio in Safari on their device. Once there they will be presented with a series of drop-down menus which allow them to choose the on-demand show they want to hear.
About Breakthru Radio
BreakThru Radio (BTR) is the World’s Source for the Best Independent Music on the Internet, where expert DJs expose the rich underground of sound not found on commercial radio. Whether it’s death metal, dancehall, dubstep, hip-hop, indie rock, skronk, roots country, reggae, electronica, acid jazz, ambient beats, dub, two-step or folk, whatever genre you can imagine, BTR has it well-stocked, and with no expiration date.
In a world where independent music is becoming infinitely more accessible on the Internet, the need for informed sources to filter out the best of it has become a necessity. Unfortunately, this wealth of relevant music simply cannot be found on the graveyard known as commercial radio. Serious music aficionados are beyond sick and tired of feeling victimized by the expendable airwaves ejaculated by the old corporate radio structure.
Their frustration, however, is at an end. “Music for music lovers,” is BTR’s motto, and one that its DJ’s take very seriously.
BTR offers its listeners unlimited access to underground music, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, with a daily audience that includes more than two dozen countries. With its unique on-demand musical programming and focus on the best in new, independent music, it’s no surprise the site has well over 1,000,000 listeners daily, the majority of which are aged 13-24 years old.
BTR is constantly evolving, and 2007 saw the creation of a unique BTR Facebook application, making it possible for Facebook users to install a miniature version of BTR’s unique media player upon their personal pages. Also, independent video coverage was added to BTR, as well as top-notch editorial content and an intuitive global show calendar. Plus, BTR’s live musical content experienced immense growth, with exclusive recordings from Ardent Studios (Memphis, Tennessee), Old School Studios (Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom) and Dubway Studios (New York City, New York) becoming part of BTR’s regular show schedule. In fact, you could say that BTR has taken everything a music fan could ever need or want, and put it all into one cohesive website, completely free of charge to is users.
Unlike other radio stations, BTR offers complete on-demand programming; a first in internet radio. Listeners can cater to their specific musical preferences, whatever the genre, and at the same time discover the best independent and unsigned artists from across the world.
BreakThru Radio (BTR) is the World’s Source for the Best Independent Music on the Internet, where expert DJs expose the rich underground of sound not found on commercial radio. Whether it’s death metal, dancehall, dubstep, hip-hop, indie rock, skronk, roots country, reggae, electronica, acid jazz, ambient beats, dub, two-step or folk, whatever genre you can imagine, BTR has it well-stocked, and with no expiration date. 954 Lexington Ave., Suite 199, New York, NY 10021 Copyright 2008 BreakThru Radio. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.