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 »

  • 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 »