14 episodes

Traitor Radio connects people who are ready to resist with the means and motivation to do so, through moving first-person accounts, reported storytelling and activist homework.

Traitor Radio Andrea Grimes

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Traitor Radio connects people who are ready to resist with the means and motivation to do so, through moving first-person accounts, reported storytelling and activist homework.

    TR8: Here There Be Monsters

    TR8: Here There Be Monsters

    On the final episode of Traitor Radio: Disability and the 'r' word with Schuyler and Robert Rummel-Hudson, the father-daughter pair behind Fighting Monsters with Rubber Swords, a blog dedicated to disability advocacy.

    Schuyler and Robert discuss how it felt the first time they heard President Donald Trump mock a reporter with a disability, how they've overcome institutional resistance to ability accommodations, and what to say -- and do -- when someone uses the "r" word as a slur.

    • 29 min
    TR7: The Storm Rages On

    TR7: The Storm Rages On

    Hurricane victims still need your help. On this episode, we'll talk with a poet who lost her home to Harvey, and introduce you to groups in Houston, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico who need your time, your resources, and, if you can -- your physical help.

    • 18 min
    TR6: Don't Be The Jerk in Section 123

    TR6: Don't Be The Jerk in Section 123

    Stacey May Fowles, a Toronto Blue Jays obsessive, recalls the story of her first formative experience with fandom -- how it was marred by one dude's decision to be a creep, and how, 20 years later, things haven't changed much. But things don't have to be so bleak for women sports fans, and Fowles offers three key tips to making any sporting event more welcoming.

    • 24 min
    Your Turn.

    Your Turn.

    This episode is for the good guys who say they want to end sexual violence but who don't know where to start.

    We're tired of it. We're tired of cutting open our wounds again and again. So on this episode anti-rape activist Wagatwe Wanjuki tells men: It's your turn to do the work. We're also joined by journalist Helen Rosner, who talks about her essay, "20 Things Men Can Do RTFN to Support Women, Beyond Just Literally Ceasing to Sexually Harass Us."

    • 33 min
    TR Interlude: After Las Vegas

    TR Interlude: After Las Vegas

    Another mass shooting and mass murder in the United States: What comes next? More "thoughts and prayers" from politicians who thrive on contributions from the gun lobby? Here's a script -- including a recorded call with host Andrea Grimes and her congressman's office -- on what to ask your elected officials, plus an organizing action item to bring people together.

    Find your elected officials' contributions from the gun lobby:

    https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?cycle=2018&ind=Q13

    • 9 min
    TR5: Feel The Breeze

    TR5: Feel The Breeze

    Shakesville's Melissa McEwan joins the show to talk about fat hatred and fat shaming, and her own journey to loving and accepting her fat body -- and allowing herself to feel the breeze. We're talking to fat and not-fat folks alike about how to shut down diet talk and body negativity, plus Melissa recommends a film with big laughs that aren't at the expense of the fat woman at the center of the plot.

    Become a Traitor! Donate $5 to support the podcast at Patreon.com/TraitorRadio.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

pkhentz ,

Excellent podcast

All of Andrea's projects are worth checking out, but this one was great. Excellent first-person stories, and earnest and energizing discussion of how to fight for progressive causes in these dark times.

Hank in Albuquerque ,

First Episode is terrific

I am really looking forward to this podcast. The first episode caught my attention and I really enjoyed it. Andrea Grimes is smart and funny and that's what we all need more of at this critical time for the country.

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