Ben Wikler is the host of The Flaming Sword of Justice, a show about people changing the world. The show, which is powered by MoveOn.org, airs on We Act Radio 1480 AM in Washington, DC and lives online as a podcast. The show’s founding producer was Aaron Swartz.
Previously, Wikler served as second in command of the world’s two largest online campaigning organizations, Change.org (2011-12) and Avaaz (2007-11). Earlier, he was the producer, writing partner, and lead researcher for now-Senator Al Franken’s radio show, USO tour, and two #1 best-selling books, including Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. He was also the founding editor in chief of 23/6 and press secretary for Sherrod Brown’s successful 2006 Senate campaign. In high school and college, he wrote headlines and articles for The Onion. He grew up in Madison, Wisconsin.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2013