Episode 17: Stand Your Ground

Stand Your Ground is coming to my state.  I didn’t know a lot about it, until I talked to criminologist Tom Gabor, author of Confronting Gun Violence in America.  Tom joins us today to explain the law and its role in race relations and, of course, selling ever more guns.  Have a listen, then run… Read more »

Episode 16: Las Vegas

The morning I woke up and found out about the Vegas massacre, I knew who exactly I needed to talk to: Dwight from GAG.  My co-host is tireless in his campaign to shame politicians who would take blood money from the NRA.  I asked him the question people have been asking me all week: What… Read more »

Loaded Live! Episode 16: Charlottesville (Guest: James Fetter)

Hardly for the first time in our history, fully locked and loaded self-proclaimed “militias” showed up in Charlottesville to protect the peaceful, law-abiding KKK’ers who just wanted to shout about white supremacy under the glow of tiki torches.  So, what happens when the second amendment grabs the first by the throat and sticks a gun… Read more »

Loaded Live! Episode 15: Ken Kidd

Getting back from our summer break, we’re finally uploading this terrific show from July with activist Ken Kidd.  We talk to Ken about the deadliest shooting in U.S. history at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, a year ago this summer.  What happens when hate is armed?   Pulse Memorial video https://www.facebook.com/GaysAgainstGunsNYC/videos/1967063323525285/ Piano Vibe by Whodiniz: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Whodiniz/

Episode 14: Rachael Joseph, Rebecca Rhoda Fisher, Dan Adkins

Ready for guns everywhere?  At least in Ohio, our NRA-lovin’ legislators are, if even nobody — and I mean NOBODY — else is.  On this week’s podcast, we’re joined by three gun violence survivors from Protect Minnesota who share their stories of living in the age of easily obtainable weapons. Protect Minnesota’s website

Loaded Live! Episode 13: Shannon Van Esley

What happens when a congressman with an A+ rating from the NRA is shot in broad daylight?  Our guess: Not much.  The Brady Campaign’s Shannon Van Esley joins the co-hosts to break it down.  PLUS: Enjoy this episode’s “Serial”-style intro!

Loaded Live! Episode 12: Kyle Fischer

This week, we talk with Dr. Kyle Fischer, an emergency room doctor in Price George’s County, Maryland, about treating patients who have been shot — and how to end the cycle of violence.   National Network of Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs Best practices information can be found in the Resources tab on their website.

Loaded Live! Episode 11: Kevin Gotkin

We can’t get enough GAG. This week, we talk to Kevin Gotkin, NYU researcher and the force behind GAG U, an online tool for gun violence research.  Go ahead, ask ’em anything you want about gun policy, laws, stats.  They’re all over it.   Music: http://freemusicarchive.org/search/?quicksearch=suo+gan

Loaded Live! Episode 10: Natalie James

Attorney Natalie James talks to the gang about how to stay safe during public demonstrations — and what to do if you end up in the clink.

Loaded Live! Episode 9: Charleen Hoveter

Here’s a problem more and more of us will — unfortunately — have to confront at some point in our lives: How do you talk to a survivor of gun violence?  Everytown For Gun Safety survivor engagement lead Charleen Hoveter, whose sister Diane was shot and killed nearly 31 years ago, tells us how —… Read more »

  • Loaded Live! Episode 8: We Need Moxie

    This summer, drag queen and gun violence prevention advocate Moxie Cotton will bring her charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to help middle school kids explore gun violence through filmmaking.  Where do we sign up?

  • Loaded Live! Episode 7: Meet Joe Anderson

    What, WHAT must Europeans think of us and our seeming adoration of big, manly guns that routinely kill schoolchildren, police officers, dentists, athletes, and furniture movers?  Anthropologist Joe Anderson traveled here all the way from Scotland to get a closer look at that not-at-all-rare specimen: the American gun owner.  His findings may surprise you.

  • Loaded LIVE! Episode 6: Kim Parker Russell

    ASTOUND YOUR FRIENDS!  Ask them, Can you buy a gun in America without a background check, (even if, say, you went to jail for murder)?  The answer (they probably won’t know) is YES!  And it happens in about 40% of all gun sales each year.  Kim Parker Russell, herself a victim of gun violence, ‘splains how our… Read more »

  • Loaded LIVE! Episode 5

    Have you been dreaming about a gun store/indoor shooting range/Chuck-E-Cheese style family entertainment facility in your back yard?  Neither has Chance Parker, of Ramsey (N.J.) United.  Hear what they’re doing to stop it.  Plus…the usual roundup of gun violence news, from across the country.

  • Loaded Live! Episode 4: Ladd Everitt

    This week’s treat: Ladd Everitt from One Pulse America, the social media group formed by George Takei in the wake of the Orlando shooting of a gay nightclub, joins me, Mme Defarge, and Dwight from GAG NJ to talk about this week’s gun violence.  PLUS: A new quiz show tests our panelists’ knowledge, wit, and mouth buzzer… Read more »