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 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