75 episodes

Citizen Radio is hosted by Allison Kilkenny and is dedicated to covering the stories that the mainstream, corporate media ignores.

It's like Democracy Now but with much more swearing.


They have interviewed such distinct intellectuals, bands, and comics such as Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Rachel Maddow, Melissa Harris-Perry, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Matt Taibbi, Rise Against, System of a Down, Anti-Flag, Bad Religion, Jeremy Scahill, Robin Williams, Matt Besser, Janeane Garofalo, and more.


“[Citizen Radio] has created an important political radio show that balances humor and unreported news. At a time when media conglomerates dominate the airwaves, independent media like Citizen Radio is vital to national discourse”
- Noam Chomsky


"Allison Kilkenny strikes fear into the hearts of corrupt politicians and corporations everywhere"
-Village Voice


"Kilkenny is one of the top 30 media heroes in the country"
-The Nation


"Allison Kilkenny is this generation’s Amy Goodman”
-Melissa Harris-Perry.


“Allison Kilkenny’s writing makes me want to vomit”
- G. Gordon Liddy, Convicted Watergate criminal


“Jamie Kilstein is a doofus.” –Glenn Beck

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    • 4.4 • 1.1K Ratings

Citizen Radio is hosted by Allison Kilkenny and is dedicated to covering the stories that the mainstream, corporate media ignores.

It's like Democracy Now but with much more swearing.


They have interviewed such distinct intellectuals, bands, and comics such as Noam Chomsky, Ralph Nader, Rachel Maddow, Melissa Harris-Perry, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Matt Taibbi, Rise Against, System of a Down, Anti-Flag, Bad Religion, Jeremy Scahill, Robin Williams, Matt Besser, Janeane Garofalo, and more.


“[Citizen Radio] has created an important political radio show that balances humor and unreported news. At a time when media conglomerates dominate the airwaves, independent media like Citizen Radio is vital to national discourse”
- Noam Chomsky


"Allison Kilkenny strikes fear into the hearts of corrupt politicians and corporations everywhere"
-Village Voice


"Kilkenny is one of the top 30 media heroes in the country"
-The Nation


"Allison Kilkenny is this generation’s Amy Goodman”
-Melissa Harris-Perry.


“Allison Kilkenny’s writing makes me want to vomit”
- G. Gordon Liddy, Convicted Watergate criminal


“Jamie Kilstein is a doofus.” –Glenn Beck

    (2018/03/20) THE CITIZEN RADIO MARATHON! AHHHH! - Part 2

    (2018/03/20) THE CITIZEN RADIO MARATHON! AHHHH! - Part 2

    Episode #1865: The Citizen Radio Marathon! Part 2 of 2
    Here is 9 insane hours of non-stop chatter from some of your favorite Citizen Radio guests and some peeps you'll be hearing for the first time: Rachel Chada, Chloe Patterson, Erek Smith, Faith Beauchemin, Katey Healy-Wurzburg, Lynsey Bonell, Shem Pennant, Charles Rockhill, Christopher Welldon, Keisha Zollar, Andrew Kimler, Parker Molloy, Red, Zak Koonce, Melissa Gira Grant, and Meredith Clark
    ONLY THE BRAVE WILL LISTEN TO THE WHOLE THING!
    Thanks for all of the years of support, Maniacs, and stand-by for more podcasting from Allison!

    • 3 hr 47 min
    (2018/03/20) THE CITIZEN RADIO MARATHON! AHHHH! - Part 1

    (2018/03/20) THE CITIZEN RADIO MARATHON! AHHHH! - Part 1

    Episode #1865: The Citizen Radio Marathon! Part 1 of 2
    Here is 9 insane hours of non-stop chatter from some of your favorite Citizen Radio guests and some peeps you'll be hearing for the first time: Rachel Chada, Chloe Patterson, Erek Smith, Faith Beauchemin, Katey Healy-Wurzburg, Lynsey Bonell, Shem Pennant, Charles Rockhill, Christopher Welldon, Keisha Zollar, Andrew Kimler, Parker Molloy, Red, Zak Koonce, Melissa Gira Grant, and Meredith Clark
    ONLY THE BRAVE WILL LISTEN TO THE WHOLE THING!
    Thanks for all of the years of support, Maniacs, and stand-by for more podcasting from Allison!

    • 4 hr 8 min
    (2018/03/16) Thousands of students participate in National School Walkout to end gun violence; Remembering Stephen Hawking; Dem holds slim lead in PA district Trump won by nearly 20 points

    (2018/03/16) Thousands of students participate in National School Walkout to end gun violence; Remembering Stephen Hawking; Dem holds slim lead in PA district Trump won by nearly 20 points

    Episode #1864: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month!
    Parker (@parkermolloy) joins the show for the LAST REGULAR EPISODE OF CITIZEN RADIO EVER! Parker talks about therapy and Allison discusses cat updates and shouts out Jason Scott who archived the old episodes of CR for your listening pleasure. Also, media recs: an anti-rec from Parker to NOT read that article about the girl who gouged out her own eyes, but DO watch Nailed It and listen to Up And Vanished, the sad story of a dog that died on a United Flight and how lawmakers moved faster on that than they have on gun violence, thousands of students participate in National School Walkout to end gun violence, 7,000 pairs of shoes were placed on the Capitol lawn to represent the children lost to gun violence since Sandy Hook, House dumps $50 million into more metal detectors and stronger locks at schools, teacher injures student after accidentally discharging his gun in the classroom, remembering Stephen Hawking, Democrat holds slim lead in Pennsylvania district Trump won by nearly 20 points, Paul Manafort faces 305 years in prison, and Ben and Candy Carson spent $31,000 on a furniture set
    *** Only a few Desi calendars are available for the next Patreon supporters who sign up or upgrade to $10/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

    • 1 hr
    (2018/03/15) Steve Bannon: "Let them call you racist...wear it as a badge of honor"; National Geographic confronts its racist past

    (2018/03/15) Steve Bannon: "Let them call you racist...wear it as a badge of honor"; National Geographic confronts its racist past

    Episode #1863: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month!
    Melissa Gira Grant (@melissagira) joins the show to discuss Ivanka addressing sex work and to offer media recs: The Alienist, Babylon Berlin, Jessica Jones Season 2 (no spoilers), Black Lightning, Spotify's thunder sound effects, Slate's After Burn, Anne Rice's The Witching Hour, and Dylan Jones' David Bowie. Also, Patreon questions about the new podcast's memberships and CR Google music ads, Steve Bannon says "let them call you racist...wear it as a badge of honor," a list of things Betsy DeVos doesn't know, Trump finally says Russia was probably behind the poisoning of a former spy in the UK, and National Geographic confronts its past: "for decades, our coverage was racist"
    Special guest: Valarie, the cat 
    *** Only a few Desi calendars are available for the next Patreon supporters who sign up or upgrade to $10/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

    • 1 hr
    (2018/03/14) Police raiding strip clubs in French Quarter; Trump ousts Tillerson for Pompeo; Gina Haspel ran U.S torture site and destroyed evidence of it

    (2018/03/14) Police raiding strip clubs in French Quarter; Trump ousts Tillerson for Pompeo; Gina Haspel ran U.S torture site and destroyed evidence of it

    Episode #1862: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month!
    Melissa Gira Grant (@melissagira) joins the show to discuss police raiding strip clubs in the French Quarter, Bethenny and Fredrik, Stormy Daniels, and to help answer a Patreon question about websites that rate sex workers. Also, Trump ousts Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for CIA director Mike Pompeo, Pompeo to be replaced by deputy director Gina Haspel who played a leading role in running a U.S. torture site and later destroyed the evidence of it, Trump's personal assistant fired over financial crime investigation, Martin Shkreli sentenced to seven years in prison but that pill still costs $750, and no—the new Goldman CEO is not "woke"
    *** Only a few Desi calendars are available for the next Patreon supporters who sign up or upgrade to $10/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

    • 59 min
    (2018/03/12) ACLU lawyer exposes Trump expert's bunk voter fraud claims; Sinclair Broadcasting gave local anchors mandatory Trump talking points

    (2018/03/12) ACLU lawyer exposes Trump expert's bunk voter fraud claims; Sinclair Broadcasting gave local anchors mandatory Trump talking points

    Episode #1861: Sign up to support Allison's future BRAND-NEW podcast at patreon.com/allisonkilkenny for as little as $1/month!
    Rachel (@realslimchada) and Chloe (@itsthechew) join the show to help answer Patreon questions about traveling as a vegan, beach reads, and to offer media recs: The Happiness Podcast, Off-Book Musical Improv Podcast, Survivor, Everything Sucks, Strangers 2, and the second season of Jessica Jones (no spoilers). Also, top ACLU voting rights lawyer rips into Trump expert's evidence of Kansas voter fraud, domestic terrorist with machine gun in fortified residential compound arrested, Sinclair Broadcasting just gave local anchors mandatory Trump talking points, Tennessee elementary school removes Confederate flag mural from gymnasium wall, and a conversation about the pitfalls of having expressive eyes
    *** Only a few Desi calendars are available for the next Patreon supporters who sign up or upgrade to $10/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Henry Silver ,

Don’t trust the corporate detractors in the reviews

A splendid podcast for citizens surfeited with corporate media and fatuous internet outlets financed opaquely by cynical bankers and businessmen

Mermaidem ,

As a vegan progressive i wanted to like this show

But it’s nothing special. The hosts are annoying and extremely rude. They make fun of paying members on air and constantly excuse their bad behavior as mental health or anxiety issues. Jerks.

Whit412 ,

My favorite social-political podcast.

I’ve been listening to this podcast throughout the whole Trump debacle and I swear I feel like Allison could be my BFF. She says everything I’m thinking, but in an entertaining way. This tell-it-like-it-is show tackles all the hot topics with a great perspective. Her guests are phenomenal as well.

I subscribed over on Patreon as well! Definitely support this awesome web show.

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