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Princeton Professor and Author, Melissa Harris-Lacewell On Race, Religion, and Obama

Posted in politics by allisonkilkenny on March 18, 2009

pic_mhl1Melissa Harris-Lacewell joins Drunken Politics. Listen here.

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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, (Princeton 2004). 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

Check out Melissa’s blog: http:​/​/​princetonprofs.​ blogspot. com/

What the Watchmen Can Teach Democrats

Posted in Democrats, politics by allisonkilkenny on March 12, 2009

Allison and Jamie discuss how the new film, Watchmen, can teach Democrats to grow spines.

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Arr, Me Hearties!

Posted in politics by allisonkilkenny on March 4, 2009

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Click play: http://www.breakthruradio.com/index.php?show=6267
Part 2 of Drunken Politics interview with Johann Hari!

Glorious topics of conversation include:

** Mother “I Lied About Everything” Theresa
** Coca-Cola
** PIRATES
** Homophobia
** Super AIDS

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Drunken Politics with Journalist Johann Hari

Posted in media, politics by allisonkilkenny on February 25, 2009

Johann Hari

Part 1 can be heard here.

A big, warm welcome to Johann Hari, our very first guest with a fatwa on his head!

Allison and Jamie return from their trip to the UK!  First up is the Unfunny But Totally Real Headlines: learn about the world, while sitting on your ass, and feel like you’re actually doing something. It’s only two minutes, so hang in there, and you can sound smart to your apathetic, hipster, douche bag friends.  

Jamie barely represses his rage at the state of the American comedy industry, and Allison and Jamie discuss Obama’s sketchy policy decisions. 

Join Drunken Politics for part one of their interview with journalist Johann Hari, their very first guest with a fatwa on his head. Visit JohannHari.com to read Johann’s amazing articles.

Johann Hari is an award-winning journalist who writes twice-weekly for the Independent, one of Britain’s leading newspapers, and the Huffington Post.

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In 2008, he became the youngest person ever to be awarded the George Orwell Prize, which the Observer newspaper calls “Britain’s pre-eminent award for political writing”. In 2007 he was named Newspaper Journalist of the Year by Amnesty International for his reporting on the war in Congo. The judges called his reports ‘outstanding’, ‘beautifully written’ and ‘brave’.   

‘Prince’ Turki Al-Faisal, the Saudi Ambassador to Britain, has accused Johann of “waging a private jihad against the House of Saud”. (He’s right). Johann has been called ‘Maoist’ by Nick Cohen, “Stalinist” by Noam Chomsky, ‘Horrible Hari’ by Niall Ferguson, “an uppity little queer” by Bruce Anderson, ‘a drug addict’ by George Galloway and “fat” by the Dalai Lama

Part two of the interview next Wednesday on BTR!

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Drunken Politics: Final Show in the UK with The Thermals!

Posted in politics, religion by allisonkilkenny on February 18, 2009

Listen here: http://www. breakthruradio. com/index. php?show=6151

Drunken Politics sits down with the indie rock band, The Thermals. The band weaves a political message into their lyrics, and is famous for turning down a $50,000 offer from Hummer to include one of their songs in a commercial.


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Hutch Harris (vocals and guitar), Kathy Foster (bass), and Westin Glass (drums).

Drunken Politics Talks With Irish Comic/Lawyer, Keith Farnan, About the Death Penalty

Posted in comedy, human rights, politics by allisonkilkenny on February 11, 2009

Listen here: http://www.breakthruradio.com/index.php?show=6091.

Keith Farnan

Keith Farnan

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Posted in comedy, politics by allisonkilkenny on January 22, 2009
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Drunken Politics has a new fan page on Facebook.

Drunken Politics is a political-comedy radio show hosted by Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein. It’s basically CNN, but with way more swearing. We solemnly swear to bring you the real news (the unreported, underreported, and most essential stories) without mentioning any celebrities. 

Lots of critics have said very nice things about our show, which we know you’ll love if you just give it a listen! If you’re already a fan, spread the word about us, and send your apathetic, hipster douchebag friends our way!

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Drunken Politics: the FINAL “fuck you!” to former President Bush

Posted in Barack Obama, politics by allisonkilkenny on January 21, 2009

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Drunken Politics says their final “fuck-you!” to former President Bush and discuss shiny, brand new President Obama.

Listen here: http://www.breakthruradio.com/index.php?show=5921

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Part 2 of Drunken Politics’ Interview with Palestinian Poet and Activist, Remi Kanazi

Posted in politics by allisonkilkenny on January 14, 2009

Part 2: http://www.breakthruradio.com/index.php?show=5866

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We highly recommend you pick up a copy of Remi’s excellent book, Poets For Palestine. It includes wonderful poetry and Palestinian art. Proceeds go to charity. 

Born in Western Massachusetts, Remi Kanazi is a Palestinian American poet and writer living in New York City. Much of his writing and poetry focuses on Palestinian life and politics. Remi is the co-founder and primary writer for the political website www.PoeticInjustice.net.

Remi spoke with Drunken Politics about the situation in Gaza. He’s smart AND funny…wow!

Listen to Part 1 of the interview here!

Drunken Politics Upcoming Guests

Posted in politics by allisonkilkenny on January 9, 2009

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

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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

CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO OF OUR UPCOMING GUESTS

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