Allison Kilkenny: Unreported

Drunken Politics Upcoming Guests

Posted in politics by allisonkilkenny on January 9, 2009

Join Drunken Politics every Wednesday and marvel at our amazing guests!

Every Wednesday on BTR

Every Wednesday on BTR


Upcoming guests include:

~ Glenn Greenwald:, 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


~ Glenn Greenwald: blogger and a constitutional law and civil rights litigator in New York. Glenn is the author of two New York Times Bestselling books: “How Would a Patriot Act?,” a critique of the Bush administration’s use of executive power, and “Great American Hypocrites,” examines the manipulative electoral tactics used by the GOP and propagated by the establishment press, and was released in April, 2008, by Random House/Crown.

Glenn on Bill Moyers

~ Melissa Harris-Lacewell:

Melissa Harris-Lacewell is Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of the award-winning book, Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought. And she is currently at work on a new book: Sister Citizen: A Text For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Politics When Being Strong Wasn’t Enough. Her academic research is inspired by a desire to investigate the challenges facing contemporary black Americans and to better understand the multiple, creative ways that African Americans respond to these challenges.

Melissa on Rachel Maddow discussing Prop 8

~ Noam Chomsky:

American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor emeritus and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky is well known in the academic and scientific community as the father of modern linguistics. Since the 1960s, he has become known more widely as a political dissident, an anarchist, and a libertarian socialist intellectual.

Noam explains American politics in 7 minutes

~ Joseph Stiglitz:

American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal (1979) and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001). He is also the former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank. He is known for his critical view of the management of globalization, free-market economists (whom he calls “free market fundamentalists”). Stiglitz is the most cited economist in the world, as of June 2008.

Joseph was the first economist to put the true cost of the Iraq war at $3 trillion. (Democracy Now)

~ Andrew Bacevich:

Professor of international relations at Boston University, former director of its Center for International Relations (from 1998 to 2005), and author of several books, including American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of US Diplomacy (2002), The New American Militarism: How Americans are Seduced by War (2005) and The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008). He has been “a persistent, vocal critic of the US occupation of Iraq, calling the conflict a catastrophic failure.” In March 2007, he described George W. Bush’s endorsement of such “preventive wars” as “immoral, illicit, and imprudent.” His son died fighting in the Iraq war in May of 2007.

Andrew on Bill Moyers

~ Dennis Kucinich:

Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2004 and 2008 elections. Kucinich currently represents the 10th District of Ohio in the House of Representatives, which he has been serving since 1996.

Dennis MVPs the DNC

~ Jack Dishel:

American singer-songwriter. Dishel was frontman of the New York City band Stipplicon, lead guitarist for The Moldy Peaches and is currently pursuing his individual project Only Son.

Jack beatboxes for Regina Spektor as she sings “Hotel Song”

~ Dead Prez:

American underground political hip hop duo comprising and M-1. They are known for their confrontational style combined with socialist and pan-Africanist lyrics. These lyrics tend to focus on revolution, institutional racism, critical pedagogy, police, capitalism, education, prison systems, religion, activism against governmental repression, and corporate control over the media, especially hip-hop record labels.

Dead Prez, “Hip Hop”

~ The Yes Men:

Culture jamming activists who practice what they call “identity correction” by pretending to be powerful people and spokespersons for prominent organizations. They create and maintain fake websites similar to ones they want to spoof, and then they accept invitations received on their websites to appear at conferences, symposia, and TV shows. The Yes Men also claimed partial responsibility for a prank on November 12, 2008 where approximately 1.2 million copies of a fake edition of the July 4, 2009 edition of the New York Times were handed out on the streets of New York and Los Angeles.

Hoax interview by The Yes Men impersonating Dow Chemicals

~ The Thermals:

You’ll recognize this awesome band from the opening and closing of Drunken Politics. The Thermals are a three piece post-pop-punk band from Portland, Oregon, currently the main exporter of indie rock in the United States. Their third and latest LP, “The Body, The Blood, The Machine” tells the story of a young couple who must flee a United States governed by fascist faux-Christians. “TBTBTM” was critically applauded and was featured in many Best-Of-2006 lists, including Pitchfork, Spin, NPR, and The Onion’s A.V. Club.

The Thermals, “Pillar of Salt”


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