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 »

Loaded Live! Episode 3: Krazy Kansas

This week our guest Marti Priest joins us today to talk about the new law that will force public colleges and universities in Kansas to allow just about anyone — no training required —  to walk around campus carrying concealed, loaded weapons.  Plus, #jesuisBowling Green, keeping our heads up in the current climate, and MORE!


MmeDefarge joins us this week, for a look at the crazy NRA and Administration hijinks this week!  It’s been a busy week for us: immigration ban.  Wacky Wayne at the White House.  Join me, Dwight, and Defarge as we attempt to answer the eternal question: WTF?   Madame Defarge Blog  http://mmedefarge.tumblr.com/ Oregon Chapter, Moms Demand… Read more »

LOADED LIVE! Episode 1

What’s better than ONE person talking about gun violence in America?  THREE people talking about gun violence in America!  We start a new series of Loaded Conversations called Loaded Live!  Today, I hang out with Dwight from GAG and BetsyBallz from Betsy Riot.  We discuss the Women’s March on Washington, new actions, and clogged bus… Read more »

  • Episode 8: David Hemenway Gives Me Hope

    The people have spoken, and this week, we honor their decisions: That’s right, it’s time for the People’s Choice Awards, with Joel McHale!  You didn’t think I was talking about the inauguration, did you? Harvard professor David Hemenway tells us why we should bother to continue living.

  • Episode 7: The New GVP

    Up until now gun violence prevention has been a pretty tame movement, never quite approaching the zealotry of the opposing side.  But that may be changing, with the noisy arrival of GAG, Betsy Riot, and others who are making their voices heard from way left field…   Madame Defarge Gays Against Guns Betsy Riot

  • Episode Six: Where We’ve Been

    We are small but mighty.  As is this week’s episode. Image Credit: Gays Against Guns

  • Episode 5: Gay Pride Meets GVP

    In the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting, we went around asking: Can Gay Pride defeat Big Gun? Photo Credit: Sam Lustig and Stonewall Columbus

  • Episode 4: The Carpenter Ants’ Families (Sandy Hook)

    This was a hard episode to edit — very painful to listen to over and over again.  By now I have my critics, like ole Tactical Texan and Savage 1R, iTunes reviewers who tripped over each other in their haste to claim NOTHING HERE TO SEE, FOLKS!!!! after my first episode aired.  I wondered what… Read more »