• March 7, 2016 - Alexis Goldstein

    Kade on Apple vs FBI, Update on Corinthian (E9)

    Kade breaks down Apple vs FBI. Kade explains why this isn’t really about a phone (especially not about a work phone, the only phone left un-smashed by Syed Rizwan Farook). We discuss how the FBI’s actions may actually damage their OWN security, and the security of the rest of us, if they succeed. And we touch on how […]

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  • For episode 8 we speak with none other than the fabulous Marcy Wheeler, a national security and surveillance policy expert with a most refined bullshit detector. Marcy helps us understand exactly WTF congress has just done by tacking on dangerous warrantless surveillance authorization onto the omnibus budget, under the guise of protecting US “cyber security.” […]

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  • Image is by Emory Douglas, who was the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party. You can also listen on iTunes or Stitcher This episode, we are thrilled to interview Mariame Kaba (@PrisonCulture), an educator and organizer based in Chicago. We discuss the “absolutely quotidian and mundane way” that white supremacy manifests in our society, how we arbitrate […]

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  • Kade breaks down what’s going on with the Patriot Act, and why even if it sunsets, more reforms are needed. Alexis discusses the five banks that pled guilty to felony charges…and why the consequences for the felonies these big banks pled guilty to are totally different than felonies that mere mortals face. And Kade gives an in-depth […]

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  • We discuss news that Citigroup never bothered to mail checks to 23,000 Americans who were wrongfully foreclosed on, despite owing them a combined total of $22 million. We also talk about license plate readers, the NYPD, and a shadowy surveillance corporation called Vigilant Solutions, which has a massive spy database full of photos of license plates. […]

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    February 11, 2015 - Alexis Goldstein

    Email Privacy Laws, and Rep. Aaron Schock (E04)

    We discuss legislation to bring our electronic communication laws out of the big hair era, the latest news on Rep. Aaron Schock, and how much he sets off our gaydar (the segment “Queen Please” is dedicated to him), why Bill Bratton should quit his job, and the fine print buried in your bank contract that denies you […]

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  • Kade discusses problems with the Tsarnaev trial (United States v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev), including troubling secrecy and civil liberties violations. And Alexis talks about what we can expect in the realm of Wall Street reform in 2015, especially given the action-packed first week in the House of Representatives. We also review which news producers really need […]

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  • Why a Wall Street regulator embracing “broken windows” policing is a bad idea, and how surveillance info may be sitting in a “wire room” in Virginia. B**** Please goes to Secretary Arne Duncan of the Department of Education. And an editor at the Chicago Tribune earns our demand to “QUIT YOUR JOB.” You can also […]

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  • In the inaugural episode of Humorless Queers, we discuss U.S. Marshalls spying on your cell phone from the sky, and President Obama’s latest banker nomination to Treasury.

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