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 Feb 23, 2021
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 Feb 19, 2021
Proving leftists can be reactionaries too, one moist brained take at a time. Sometimes they're good and funny, but the show has taken a turn for the worse and become a doomercast. Their dismissive attitude towards covid is rather offensive.

 Oct 9, 2020

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 Jun 13, 2020
lots of good, varied, content. from This is Sus to inciteful interviews on a variety of topics, it truly is a Chapo Trap House


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580 - The Prisoner (11/29/21)
Felix explains Twitter Spaces and his theory of the Swag Samsara. Then Will leads us through two pieces covering the Epstein case, one detailing the jury selection of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial and one attempting to re-examine Jeffrey Epstein’s death and declare it definitively a suicide. Both are...interesting, in what they chose to say about their subjects and how.\ Tickets still available for our show NEXT WEEK, 12/8 at Asbury Hall in Buffalo:
Nov 30, 2021
Will Interviews Hugo Soto-Martinez, Candidate for L.A. City Council
Will talks to Hugo Soto-Martinez, who is running for City Council in LA’s 13th district. They discuss Hugo’s personal history, housing justice, and organizing to build political power. Donate to Hugo’s campaign through our custom link: Follow Hugo on social media at @hugoforcd13
Nov 26, 2021
578 - Assassination Day feat. Oliver Stone & Aaron Good (11/22/21)
On this, the 58th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, we’re joined by Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone to discuss his new documentary “JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass”. We then discuss the continuing legacy and search for meaning in the assassination, as well as other ‘deep events’, with Covert Action Magazine’s Aaron Good. JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass is now streaming on Showtime. Check out Aaron’s new podcast with Covert Action here: Pre-order Aaron’s book here: Grab your tickets to our 12/8 show at Asbury Hall in Buffalo:
Nov 23, 2021
577 Teaser - QE Faze II
The Queen enters a new phase. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Nov 19, 2021
576 - The Wonder Twins (11/15/21)
We look at the twin avatars for the future of the Democratic party: Mayor Secretary Pete, through his new documentary “Mayor Pete,” and Kamala Harris, through a new CNN article about how everyone is being very mean and unfair to her. Grim stuff! Fortunately the boys have a surefire solution for who should lead the party into 2024, if the Dems are brave enough to take their advice. Grab your tickets to our 12/8 show at Asbury Hall in Buffalo: And have you checked out our new merch drops? Some good shit in here:
Nov 16, 2021
575 Teaser - Felix's Eternals Review
Felix reviews Marvel's the Eternals. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Nov 12, 2021
574 - Bovine University (11/8/21)
We spend the top half of the show talking about new satanic panics and everyone in this country suffering from self-inflicted Havana Syndrome. Then some lighter stuff, like Joe Biden shidding and farding on European royalty, and Bari Weiss’s new University of Forbidden Knowledge. Grab your tickets to our 12/8 show at Asbury Hall in Buffalo: And have you checked out our new merch drops? Some good shit in here:
Nov 09, 2021
Hinge Points Episode 1: Social Democratic Party Poopers
Welcome to our new mini-series Hinge Points, a tour of historical “what-ifs.” We’re publishing the first episode free to all. Subsequent episodes will post on Fridays exclusively to subscribers on Matt and Danny Bessner, from the American Prestige podcast, take you on a tour of the history of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and explore the importance of the party's decision to vote to fight World War I. They examine the party's structure and history, the clash between party elites and workers, and the importance of nationalism, exploring why World War I represented such a devastating blow against international socialism.
Nov 05, 2021
573 Teaser - Behold the Cube
We discuss cube obsession among silicon valley and finance bros. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Nov 05, 2021
572 - The McGloughstein Group feat. Daniel Bessner (11/1/21)
We’re joined by Daniel Bessner, co-host of the American Prestige podcast, for a remarkably focused and thoughtful Will-less episode. We discuss Trump’s recent statement about Israel “owning” congress, Josh Hawley’s thoughts on masculinity, and the Lincoln Project’s bungled attempt at a false-flag operation to make a Republican appear more racist. Then Matt and Danny tell us about their new Chapo mini-series “Hinge Points,” which will explore some great historical “what-if” moments. Hinge Points will be posting on our Patreon for all subscribers on Fridays, starting 11/5. DECEMBER SHOWS: Catch us at Asbury Hall in Buffalo, NY on Wednesday, December 8th And at Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, December 16th (with music from 95 Bulls) (NOTE: these ticket links will go live sometime Tuesday, 11/2. Do not complain about the links not being live now. We will make dedicated posts on Patreon and Twitter with the links when they go live.) MERCH: Check out new merch and restocked favorites over at New merch goes live 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, 11/2. SUPPORT HOLLYWOOD FOOD COALTION: Go to, click donate and leave the note “Mandy Challenge” to support Josh Olsen’s fundraiser. AMERICAN PRESTIGE: Finally, make sure you go check out Danny and Derek Davison’s podcast American Prestige:
Nov 02, 2021
571 Teaser - Own John Candy's Soul in the MetaVerse
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Oct 29, 2021
570 - Deere John Letter feat. Jonah Furman (10/25/21)
We’re joined by Labor Notes’ Jonah Furman to discuss the ongoing strike of over 10,000 John Deere workers. We discuss the effects of a tight labor market on labor power, what’s at stake in the strike, and how the current “vibe” of labor militancy might affect future strikes. We then look at the other end of capital with a piece from FT detailing the “vibe” at the Milken Jamboree, an event named after the “junk bond king” headlined by, of course, Bari Weiss. Check out Jonah’s writing in Labor Notes: And sign up for his newsletter here:
Oct 26, 2021
568 - Root Cause (10/18/21)
We send off Colin Powell with a somber remembrance of the man’s career as a Soldier and Statesman. Then we cover cops making weepy videos about quitting due to mandates, touch on strikes, the supply chain and “treats”, and look at the CIA getting all their foreign assets killed. Finally, a much requested reading from the Book of Rod.
Oct 19, 2021
Bonus: Teamsters Deliver The Goods 2
Amber welcomes back Rhode Island teamster Matt Maini for some union talk. They discuss union internal politics, rank and file leadership, the value of strikes, and organizing Amazon. Check out the TDU GoFundMe here:
Oct 15, 2021
567 Teaser - Deadliest Warrior: SpecOps vs. Ninja
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Oct 15, 2021
566 - Dopeness Report (10/12/21)
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Oct 12, 2021
564 - On Sinema, At The Sinema feat. Kristinn Hrafnsson (10/4/21)
Movies are Back! And we start with a brief discussion of Venom 2: Return of Goop. Then, Felix is joined by WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson to discuss a new report from Yahoo News that details the CIA’s plots to kidnap or kill Julian Assange while he was sheltered in London’s Ecuadorian embassy. They discuss the obsession with revenge on Assange and WikiLeaks under Mike Pompeo, the possibility of real justice for Assange, and some slivers of hope in the future of the WikiLeaks project. Then, to finish up the ep, we have a reading series from Maureen Dowd’s latest column on that kooky, adorkable senator who seems to love everyone’s hate, Kyrsten Sinema.
Oct 05, 2021
UNLOCKED: 549 - Naval Chapo Investigative Service (8/12/21)
We liked this one from last month a lot, so we're unlocking it today. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! We do a deep dive into the history, culture, purpose, and various crimes of the Navy SEALs.
Oct 01, 2021
BONUS: Steven Donziger to be Sentenced
Attorney Steven Donziger faces sentencing for his criminal contempt charge. Will and Steven discuss updates on his case, the UN’s ruling his house arrest violates international law, and what can be done to support him. Information on Steven’s case and ways to support collected at Rally before Steven’s sentencing at 500 Pearl st. at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 1. More info here: Call in to his sentencing, Oct. 1, 10:00 a.m. ET U.S.: (877) 266-8189 International: (409) 207-6980 More info here:
Sep 30, 2021
562 - Goodbye Horses (9/28/21)
We’re back to a normal-style ep after a week of interviews. We’re taking a look at the fast-tracked aid package to intelligence agents suffering unreality issues, the Biden administration addressing just the optics at the border, and AOC addressing just the optics of the Iron Dome bill. Finally, we having a reading series that functions as a bit of a coda to Will and Matt’s visit to Ozy Fest way back in 2018. One last time, go subscribe to And go grab some of Simon Roy’s great posters over at More merch coming soon!
Sep 28, 2021
561 Teaser - Blago Hates Liars
Felix talks to former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Sep 24, 2021
Bonus: Interview with India Walton, Candidate for Mayor of Buffalo
Will talks to India Walton, the socialist candidate who won the Democratic primary for Mayor of Buffalo in June. They discuss the ongoing opposition to her campaign from the establishment incumbent she defeated in the primary and his corporate allies, how she plans to make Buffalo work for the city’s tenants and renters, and how she will address policing issues as the mayor of a large American city. If you’d like to learn more about India’s campaign or donate, go to:
Sep 22, 2021
560 - Future Histories feat. Kim Stanley Robinson (9/20/21)
Will and Matt talk to Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars Trilogy, 2312 and last year’s Ministry for the Future. They discuss reckoning with climate change, science fiction literature as an attempt to conceive of our own future’s history, and what kinds of beliefs humans might need to survive that future.
Sep 21, 2021
558 - 9/11 Era, Pt. 1: The Pussification of the Western Male (9/14/21)
We celebrate 20 years of 9/11 by taking a 2-part look at the political and cultural insanity of the era immediately following the attacks. Today, we look at the hysterical jingoism, veneration of idiotic leaders, politically enforced censorship, and the seminal war-blogger classic “The Pussification of the Western Male” We’ll continue on Thursday’s ep with looks at TV, Film and Culture from the era, plus another canonical 9/11 reading series. Stay tuned!
Sep 14, 2021
556 - Sperm Jack City feat. Dan Boeckner (9/6/21)
Canada Correspondent Dan Boeckner stops by to update us on the impending Canadian federal elections. We break down the parties and their platforms, from the Victims of Communism-respecters, to the Semen Retentionists. We also read an op-ed from the Toronto Sun on why Drake is the most dangerous and disrespectful man in Canada. Check out Dan’s podcast The Bottlemen wherever you get podcasts, and subscribe here: And find Dan’s patreon for his music here:
Sep 07, 2021
554 - Junkyard of Empires (8/31/21)
Once more into the breach of Afghanistan takes: the media now turns to our precious abandoned military ordnance to hand-wring over, and Britain continues to feel the cold shoulder of the Biden administration. We also cover China’s new gaming ban, and an effort to gin up a BDS movement against the Taliban.
Sep 01, 2021
552 - The Nephew Gap (8/23/21)
We start off discussing Jeopardy!, Tesla Bots, and how all these conservative radio hosts keep dying of COVID. Then we talk about Tony Blair crying about Afghanistan and step inside Tom Friedman’s mind palace to explore the Taliban’s strategic cousin and nephew reserves.
Aug 24, 2021
550 - Sweet L of Liberty (8/16/21)
We look at the brutal, stupid, and embarrassing end of our brutal, stupid, and embarrassing twenty year occupation of Afghanistan.
Aug 17, 2021
548 - Just Kids from New York (8/9/21)
We review Obama’s 60th Birthday Bash on Martha’s Vineyard, which we were all of course invited to. Then, we take a look at the ongoing “Havana Syndrome” phenomenon, in which U.S. intelligence operatives continue to report un-diagnosable symptoms supposedly generated by a non-existent superweapon. Finally, we take a look back at everyone’s early pandemic “cuomosexual” phase.
Aug 10, 2021
547 Teaser - Universal Monsters
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Aug 06, 2021
546 - MyPillow Guy, MyPillow Guy and Me (8/2/21)
We start today looking at Democrats’ feckless failure to extend the eviction moratorium. That being a fairly dismal topic, we try to lighten things up with two reading series checking in with how some old friends of the show are handling their new post-election lives in DC.
Aug 03, 2021
544 - Hit Me With Your Best Shot (7/26/21)
We take a look at the 2007 Antoine Fuqua/Mark Wahlberg film “Shooter,” a fascinating relic of the 2nd G.W. administration that asks the question “what if a hardass marine sniper operator type fuckin merked Dick Cheney?” Also, Matt brings up some deep lore from the author Stephen Hunter’s other novels that really makes him seem like a fertile well of insane ideas.
Jul 27, 2021
American Prestige: E1 - Ghosting Afghanistan w/ Stephen Wertheim
This is the first episode of Chapo all-stars Derek Davison & Daniel Bessner’s new foreign policy podcast “American Prestige”. To get more, go here: In the premiere episode of American Prestige, Danny and Derek get into the US's withdrawal from Afghanistan. Did the military intentionally botch the withdrawal? Has the imperial frontier contracted in any meaningful way? Will the Taliban gain legitimacy with the Afghan people? Plus, an in-depth interview with Stephen Wertheim, discussing his new book “Tomorrow, the World”, which explores how and why during World War II U.S. elites decided that their nation should, indeed must, dominate the world.
Jul 20, 2021
542 - The Oopsie Report feat. Derek Davison & Daniel Bessner (7/19/21)
We’re joined by Chapo foreign policy desk Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner to check in with America’s various “oopsies”, “uh-ohs” and “oh butterfingers” accidentally enforcing our hegemony around the world. Derek and Danny have a new podcast, American Prestige, covering just this type of thing. If you like them on Chapo, be sure to go checkout their new show and, as always, Foreign Exchanges on substack. We’re putting the first episode of American Prestige in the Chapo feed so you can get a taste.
Jul 20, 2021
541 Teaser - Bolsonaro Sick
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Jul 16, 2021
540 - It’s Coming Rome feat. Patrick Wyman (7/12/21)
We’re joined by Tides of History’s Patrick Wyman today to take a historical look on things, starting with a brief discussion of the assassination of Haitian president Moïse, and the increasing privatization of violence. We then turn to Patrick’s new book The Verge, examining the crucial years of the Renaissance, and investigating just how and why western Europe transformed from a global backwater to the world dominating colossus it became for the last few centuries. Finally, we ask who’s actually more threatening to the “elites”: JD Vance or Matthew McConaughey? Check out Patrick’s book The Verge here:
Jul 13, 2021
538 - 100% Gordon (7/5/21)
What’s one band you’re ALWAYS thinking about? We start asking some universal questions. Then, we take a pair of articles that again push the idea of Biden as a transformational progressive president and ask who are they for? Why do we keep getting these? Aren’t we all just eating ice cream? C’mon man. Finally, we turn to the federalist to learn about the “flyover women”.
Jul 06, 2021
537 Teaser - Crust Crisis feat. Tom Scharpling
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Jul 02, 2021
Hell of Presidents: Episode 1 - Founding Daddies
Constitution - Washington Get in the Presidency, George. Episode 2 is up now on Stitcher Premium, with new episodes out on Fridays. To sign up and to get a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to on your mobile or desktop browser, click start free trial, select a monthly plan, and use promo code HELL. You'll get access to Hell of Presidents, Time for My Stories and Blowback Season 2, so, pretty good deal.
Jul 02, 2021
536 - In The Bunker (6/28/21)
It’s a jumbo sized Chapo today, starting with a return of our smash hit segment “Animal Facts” to start off with 20 min of levity and speculation on which of Nature’s magnificent creatures are conduits to the spiritual and/or extraterrestrial world. Then, after one of Will’s maybe sweatiest ever transitions, we move on to discussing the tragic Miami condo collapse and the narrowing aperture of improvement in American life. Finally, we read from two accounts of the last days of the Trump Administration, confirming a lot of what we suspected, and adding a few more juicy details of what Trump, Rudy and the gang were actually up to on Jan. 6. Also there’s a little bonus segment on “Woke Capitalism” and the future of “Trumpism” as a political project at the end.
Jun 29, 2021
534 - Cranks For Thee (6/22/21)
NYC mayoral elections are tomorrow so we give our final review of the candidates - not great! Then we check in with a Chapo favorite we’ve not discussed in quite a bit but are happy to return to, offering a tentative defense of perhaps The Baseball Crank’s best ever take. Finally, a long and surprisingly thoughtful discussion of modern male intimacy.
Jun 22, 2021
Coming Soon: Hell of Presidents with Matt Christman and Chris Wade
Who were the U.S. Presidents? What did they do? How did they do it? Why should you care? Chapo Trap House's Matt Christman and Chris Wade will attempt to demystify all 46 U.S. Presidents in this new limited series podcast, discussing how these guys rose to power and how they executed that power as a product of the historical and material circumstances around them. All with the signature Christman flair of wit, recall and analysis, and the signature Wade flair of "getting Matt to do things". Available exclusively on Stitcher Premium starting July 2. To sign up and to get a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to on your mobile or desktop browser, click start free trial, select a monthly plan, and use promo code HELL.
Jun 18, 2021
532 - The Power of the Dog (6/15/21)
Another triple reading series ep, we’re spoiling you listeners. We start off with a profile of Data For Progress’s new found clout with Dems in the drivers’ seat, but who’s data? And what progress? Then it’s on to the Federalist, for an author who’s simply furious that a living wage for fast food workers might make their precious burritos cost a few cents more. Finally, a doozy of a Slate piece about killing your dog.
Jun 15, 2021
531 Teaser - Princess Jacques
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Jun 11, 2021
530 - Auspicious Dragons (6/7/21)
A loose and chill hang out ep as we come to you from Atlantic City after our successful appearance at the FRQNCY1 festival. We pitch some of our concepts to revitalize AC and solve America’s Trump problem in one tidy package, lament the purging of some truly wonderful cranks and goofys from twitter, then travel Into The Ray Donoverse.
Jun 08, 2021
528 - Pacific Nights (5/31/21)
The boys spend their last night in LA sitting around the fire pit, gazing at the Pacific Ocean, talking about animals and riffing about the dang politics. Tickets to Chapo’s upcoming live show THIS SATURDAY at the FRQNCY1 streaming festival here:
Jun 01, 2021
527 Teaser - Feelings Crimes at the Equinox
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May 28, 2021
526 - Free Parking feat. TrueAnon (5/25/21)
We’re joined by TrueAnon for a round table on Israel through two in-depth reading series. Can Americans have opinions on Israel and Palestine, despite it being outside our lived experiences? Is middle eastern peace calling out, siren-like, to Joe Biden? Find out inside. Tickets to Chapo’s upcoming live show June 5th at the FRQNCY1 streaming festival here: And hang out with Chris and Dan Boeckner watching some live music on Chapo’s twitch this saturday at
May 25, 2021
BONUS: Focus on Palestine feat. Mohammad Alsaafin
Felix is joined by journalist for AJ+ Mohammad Alsaafin for a wide ranging discussion on Palestinian resistance and the future of Zionism and the Palestinian cause. Sorry for the slightly abrupt outro, we lost the last few seconds of Mohammad’s audio, but please follow him at @malsaafin and check out and share this concise video explainer on Israeli apartheid he produced for AJ+: And follow @ajplus on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
May 20, 2021
524 - Kush Aliens are Invading Earth (5/17/21)
We congratulate Felix on defeating the scary monsters of Dark Souls during his successful fundraiser stream over the weekend, and also note the tiny but noticeable fissures opening up in the usually stifling discourse on Palestine. We then take a look at Bill Gates’ bro time with Jeffrey Epstein possibly being the cause of his recent divorce. Finally, there’s more UFO stuff in the news: limited hangout? New way to sell endless arms buildup? Or do the aliens just want our kindest bud? You be the judge. If you missed the stream and would like to donate to our various Palestinian supporting orgs, links here: Movement to Safeguard Palestinian Communities: Islamic Relief of Canada Palestinian Emergency Appeal: Eye On Palestine: And of course, tickets still on sale for our upcoming live show at the FRQNCY1 streaming festival:
May 18, 2021
BONUS: Steven Donziger’s Case Goes To Trial
Will catches up with lawyer Steven Donziger as the Chevron-backed case against him finally goes to trial. For background on Steven’s case, check out episodes 418, 503 & 523 For more information, go to To learn more about or get involved with Steven’s case, or even dial in and listen to his hearing on March 10, go to You can follow him on Twitter: @SDonziger.
May 14, 2021
522 - American Junkie (5/11/21)
Topics for today include: Bustin’; The Junkie Horse; Elon SNL; Keir Starmer: Born To Lose; Ongoing Israeli assault on Palestinians (we will have a more in-depth interview on this topic after Eid); Elizabeth Warren persists; Return to the Workplace, Or Else. Get the Sarah Vaccine on Means TV here: And of course, get tix to FRQNCY1 here: And tune in to Felix’s FromSoftware stream this Saturday on to benefit: Movement to Safeguard Palestinian Communities Islamic Relief of Canada Palestinian Emergency Fund eye.on.palestine
May 11, 2021
521 Teaser - Steven CIAgal
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May 07, 2021
520 - We Went To A Zoo feat. Zack Kopplin (5/3/21)
Will and Felix report from their trip to the zoo. We review the woke CIA ad, and then discuss restaurants finding themselves hurting for employees when their lazy, entitled potential workers aren’t “economically coerced” to labor for “poverty wages”. We’re then joined by journalist Zack Kopplin to discuss his new piece on how corrupt mineral mining contracts have played a big part in our 20 year occupation of Afghanistan. Then, more zoos, animals & apes talk. Follow Zack on twitter: @ZackKopplin Check out Zack’s piece here: And get tix for our show at the FRQNCY1 streaming festival here:
May 04, 2021
519 Teaser - Gangbanging in Media Land
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Apr 30, 2021
518 - Gangs of Los Angeles feat. Cerise Castle (4/26/21)
Grab your tickets to our live appearance at the FRQNCY1 streaming festival this June 5th here: The first part of this show we have an interview with journalist Cerise Castle covering a fairly harrowing story she’s been reporting on the proliferation and criminal activities of white supremacist cop gangs in the LA County Sheriff’s department. Then we turn to the lighter side with some riffs on boats, ghosts, and Andrew Sullivan’s high-T journey. Follow Cerise: @cerisecastle Check out Cerise’s series on LA Sheriff’s gangs in the Knock LA: And, the article on Bill Gates and vaccines Felix mentions:
Apr 27, 2021
Blowback Season 2 Episode 1 - "The Jupiter Menace"
Check out the first episode of Season 2 of Blowback. The new season of Blowback is on Stitcher Premium, and you can get a month free if you go to, select a monthly plan and use the promo code: BLOWBACK. Once you sign up you can listen on your browser, or you can download the Stitcher app on your phone
Apr 20, 2021
516 - Time Cuba feat. Brendan James & Noah Kulwin (4/20/21)
Get tickets to FRQNCY1 Festival here: Some more info about the festival and how it works here: Brendan and Noah return to the show to discuss BLOWBACK, SEASON 2. We talk about the history of the Cuban revolution and the American response, the involvement of the mafia and U.S. clandestine services, and ongoing tensions in U.S.-Cuban relations. Then, we have classic reading series wherein Thomas Friedman reflects on two decades of being wrong about Afghanistan. Get flat, folks! The new season of Blowback is on Stitcher Premium, and you can get a month free if you go to, select a monthly plan and use the promo code: BLOWBACK. Once you sign up you can listen on your browser, or you can download the Stitcher app on your phone.
Apr 20, 2021
514 - Cocaine Nights feat. Adam McKay (4/13/21)
Adam McKay stops by the pod to hear Felix’s pitch for a political rom-com, talk presidential animals, and discuss his new podcast Death at the Wing. Death at the Wing uses a series of deaths among NBA players in the 80’s as a lens to discuss the Reagan revolution, the war on drugs, and America’s shifting social and political landscape during that era. We get into all those issues with Adam, plus raccoons, tapirs, and samurai swords. Check out Death at the Wing here:
Apr 13, 2021
513 Teaser - Butler in Congress
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Apr 09, 2021
BONUS: Will Talks Idaho Medicaid Expansion Documentary feat. Jim & Laura Kamoosi
Will discusses a new documentary on the shockingly successful grassroots effort to expand Medicaid through ballot initiative in Idaho with our friends Jim and Laura Kamoosi. Watch the film through the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Find more information about the film here:
Apr 08, 2021
512 - Through The Dark Gaet feat. Ken Klippenstein (4/5/21)
We spend the first half of the episode peeling back the many, many weird & gross layers of the whole Matt Gaetz saga. Then, we’re joined by journalist Ken Klippenstein to discuss his reporting on leaked Amazon internal documents detailing their heinous work conditions and baffling anti-union PR campaign. Check out Ken’s Amazon article in The Intercept:
Apr 06, 2021
511 Teaser - Utopia of Scolding
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Apr 02, 2021
BONUS: Will Discusses Biden’s Immigration Plan with Karina Moreno
Karina read all 353 pages of Biden’s proposed Immigration bill and joins Will to break down the good, the bad, and the same as it ever was in it. Follow Karina on Twitter: @KaryinBrooklyn
Mar 31, 2021
510 - Stuck in the Middle With You (3/29/21)
We discuss why everyone loves the big boat whomst stuck in canal, then talk about Joe Biden’s big press conference last week, as well as Biden firing of all his staffers dumb enough to report weed use on their background checks. Finally, we look at the Bessamer, AL Amazon union drive, and Amazon’s extremely ham-fisted public relations push against it.
Mar 30, 2021
508 - Questions for Boys feat. Katherine Krueger (3/23/21)
It’s the Spring sex & relationships issue of Chapo! We’re joined by our Women’s correspondent Katherine Krueger who takes the popular TikTok trend “Questions for Boys” and applies it to the Dry Boys. We then turn to the National Review to ask why conservatives are suddenly so gaga about the Royal Family. Finally, we see if we can find common ground with Boss Ross Douthat about getting Americans horny. SMASH that preorder button for Amber’s new book: SUBSCRIBE TO DISCOURSE BLOG: get 30% off a new annual subscription to Discourse Blog at with code BIRTHDAY on Tuesday
Mar 23, 2021
507 Teaser - Greek Rice Pudding
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Mar 19, 2021
506 - John Smick (3/15/21)
We take a look at Stars And Strife, a new Starz documentary by David Smick (“macroeconomic advisor to a select group of prominent global investment funds”). It’s a documentary cautioning against the dangers of populist extremism, featuring the sober, reasonable analysis of James Baker, Leon Panetta, Rahm Emanuel, Alan Greenspan and Larry Summers, among others, and is honestly just as wild and deranged as You Me Madness. This completes a kind of inadvertent trilogy of films exploring inside the dream world from the POV of the middle class (Can’t Get You Out of My Head), the wealthy cultural elites (You Me Madness) and now, economic-political elite (Stars and Strife)
Mar 16, 2021
Time For My Stories - Gossip Girl
This is a bonus episode of my series with Matt, Time For My Stories. I improperly mixed the audio at the beginning so you can't hear the promo code but it's TIME for a free month at not my fault btw.
Mar 10, 2021
504 - Me Me Madness (3/8/21)
For #InternationalWomensDay we review a film by Hollywood’s newest female auteur, who just happens to be the wife of former Treasury Secretary/Suicide Squad producer Steve Mnuchin. Yes, it’s Louise Linton’s “Me You Madness,” a film that dares ask the question “what if a bisexual woman HAD mental health issues?”
Mar 09, 2021
Unlocked: Will Talks to Steven Donziger About Taking on Chevron
From episode 503, Will catches up with Steven Donziger, the human rights attorney who has been under house arrest for over 500 days as a result of his work suing oil giant Chevron for their reckless polluting of Ecuador. Since we last talked to Steven there’s been some movement in his case, so we’re getting an update and continuing to discuss the fairly obvious collusion between Chevron, private prosecutors, and the New York Judge involved. Catch up on Steven’s first appearance here: For more information, go to To learn more about or get involved with Steven’s case, or even dial in and listen to his hearing on March 10, go to You can follow him on Twitter: @SDonziger.
Mar 08, 2021
Bonus: PMC Shopping feat. Catherine Liu
Amber and Will are joined by author Catherine Liu to discuss her new book Virtue Hoarders: The Case Against the Professional Managerial Class. Amber takes us through her shopping guide of “PMC products” and we see what they can teach us about this class and its ideology. Check out Catherine's book here:
Mar 03, 2021
502 - Units of One feat. Adam Curtis (3/1/21)
Chapo UK correspondent Adam Curtis returns to discuss the limits of individualism, goodies and baddies, conspiracies, manipulation, and dancing, all through the themes and characters of his new film series Can’t Get You Out of My Head.
Mar 02, 2021
Time For My Stories Trailer
Coming soon. Jagamesh.
Feb 23, 2021
500 - The Friends We Made Along The Way (2/22/21)
Ayyyyyy look at us. Against all odds, personal, political, technological, logistical, uhhh, hygenic-al, we made it to 500 dang episodes. We’re taking a moment to bask in our own greatness, and got all our favorite friends, past guests, and fellow podcasters to send in some toasts and/or roasts of the show. Seriously, it’s been great and thanks to all who’ve been along for the ride with us.
Feb 23, 2021
499 Teaser - America Isn't Real
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Feb 19, 2021
498 - Child FACTS Credit feat. The Bruenigs (2/15/21)
Matt and Liz Bruenig stop by to talk KIDS. First, Matt walks us through what’s going on with the stimulus package, AEI’s insistence that mothers must never stop working, and why liberals are addicted to tax credits. Then we get mad at the damn crotchspawn with r/childfree, read some dear Prudie letters, and finally hold children accountable for long history of abusive behavior. Check out the Bruenigs podcast here: And People’s Policy Project here: Shoutout to twitter's @demswatchdog for the $2000 check supercut. Our 500th episode is coming up and we’re putting together some best-of lists. Take a minute to vote for your favorite eps on this google poll. We’ll be collecting them into a top list and...I don’t know, doing something with them next week. Probably putting into a youtube radio stream. I’m just having fun here:
Feb 16, 2021
497 Teaser - The Watergate Setup
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Feb 12, 2021
496 - Wassup (2/8/21)
A sampler platter of an ep as we talk about the Super Bowl, China’s “totalitarian” COVID response, the proudboy to Fed pipeline, and Nevada’s new proposal to allow blockchain companies to form municipal governments. Finally, we do our quarterly check-up on Rod Dreher to learn how he’s definitely NOT being blackmailed over pornography but definitely IS a stoolie. ALSO: We’re going to watch and do a live commentary on Mike Lindell’s “Absolute Proof” tomorrow night (Tues. 2/9), starting at 10 pm EST over on!
Feb 09, 2021
495 Teaser - Daily Wire On Cinema
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Feb 05, 2021
494 - The Lincoln Grooming Project feat. Seeking Derangements & Mike Recine (2/1/21)
Ben and Palma from Seeking Derangements stop by to discuss online harassment from Lincoln Project member John Weaver, Marjorie Taylor Green and the growing political power of Women Who Get Kicked Out of Places, and finally a reading series on the Bernie’s mitten privilege. Check out Seeking Derangements here: And their Patreon here:
Feb 02, 2021
492 - Marshmallow Fluff (1/25/21)
A classic lo-fi no Will episode to relax/study to. We try to put some odds on various possible events of the Biden administration occurring, but mostly end up talking about casinos and marshmallow fluff and shit.
Jan 26, 2021
BONUS: Will Goes to the Mayor feat. David Osit
Will talks to David Osit, director of the acclaimed new documentary "Mayor,” a film about Musa Hadid, the charismatic mayor of Ramallah and the farcical Ianucci-like conditions that face municipal government under foreign military occupation.
Jan 20, 2021
490 - Meet Me in NEOM feat. Séamus Malekafzali (1/18/21)
We discuss new developments around Saudi Arabia’s increasingly bizarre utopian megacity NEOM with writer Séamus Malekafzali. We then preview this week’s Biden inaugural ceremony, talk dem messaging around checks and wages, and examine one of the Trump administrations final acts of general bizarreness in its Statue Garden of American Heroes. Check out Séamus’ substack here: And subscribe to the damn youtube channel:
Jan 19, 2021
489 Teaser - Sir, I Have Never Worn Denim
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Jan 15, 2021
488 - PermabannedPresident45 (1/11/21)
A wake for @realDonaldTrump, one of the greatest posters of all time. Also, more fallout from the Capitol Hill riot, social media crack downs, pit bull moms & Hot Soup.
Jan 12, 2021
487 Teaser - Accidental Capitol Soviets
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Jan 08, 2021
486 - Eel Dealings (1/4/21)
We ring in the New Years with Trump’s second perfect phone call, Andrew Cuomo as Liberal Trump, Pelosi’s re-election, and end with some discourse on The Discourse.
Jan 05, 2021
Plug for Labor Campaign for Single Payer
Amber here with a quick plug for Labor Campaign for Single Payer, an organization of unions who are bringing more unions into the fight to win Medicare for All. Support links below: While you're at it, also please give a pitch for our January 23-24 virtual strategy conference:
Dec 29, 2020
484 - Girls on Film (12/28/20)
We rub the magic wish dildo and review “Wonder Woman 1984”.
Dec 29, 2020
482 - War is Over, Troops are Staying (12/21/20)
We all take our vaccine suppositories, discuss the stimulus, and talk Obama’s year-end TV list. But, most importantly, the Reading Series is back! We take a look at a recent New York Times op-ed that uses the Iliad to ask you to gently close your eyes and forget about all these pesky forever wars we seem to be embroiled in.
Dec 22, 2020
480 - Dr. Jill, Medicine Woman (12/14/20)
So, we’re talking about Joe Biden yelling at civil rights leaders, and the whole thing about Dr. Jill Biden’s title, and also the Jimmy Dore/AOC thing...but what’s important to note about this ep is it’s the one where Amber has a squirrel in her apartment. Kind of a more positive spiritual sequel to the cat shit episode.
Dec 15, 2020
478 - World Tree Center (12/8/20)
After last week’s Cameron discussion we decided it was finally time to induct this film into the official Chapo Canon: it’s been a long time coming but here’s the AVATAR episode. Join us as we examine the most anti-imperialist blockbuster of the 21st century, argue that its subversiveness is precisely why this massive hit “made no cultural impact,” and explain how Avatar teaches us to shed our baby selves as we confront America’s role as the 9/11 do-er.
Dec 08, 2020
477 Teaser - It Has To Be ME
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Dec 04, 2020
476 - Office of Mario and Brothers (11/30/20)
We propose a revolutionary slate of Mario Kart reforms and innovations to potential future director of the Office of Budget and Management, Neera Tanden.
Dec 01, 2020
474 - Obama Admin Speedrun feat. Osita Nwanevu (11/23/20)
We’re joined by The New Republic’s Osita Nwanevu for a look into Obama’s legacy, his lasting grip on Democratic politics and culture, and how Biden’s administration might feel like a speed-run of his former boss’s 8 years. Then, we vibe out to some of our future Secretary of State’s groovy tunes. Read Osita’s piece on Obama’s new memoir in TNR here:
Nov 24, 2020
471 - Poppy, Part 1 (11/12/20)
For the 57th anniversary of the JFK assassination, we're unlocking the first installment of our George H.W. Bush series. The first part of our in-depth look into the life and career of George H.W. Bush. Covering the many generations of Bush family history in the United States, his father’s business dealings with Nazi Germany, H.W.’s military career and education at Yale, and the intricate web of intelligence, finance, and industrial interests surrounding him that all point to one day: November 22, 1963.
Nov 22, 2020
473 Teaser - Asia is My Home
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Nov 20, 2020
472 - Guess I’ll Just Kill Myself feat. David Roth (11/16/20)
Fan favorite David Roth is back to talk Trump’s sad boi coup plotting, Democrats’ fragile new coalition, and Michael Bay movies. 🚨🚨 MERCH DROP ALERT 🚨🚨 New and restocked merch available at Caps! Pins! Posters! New colors! Re-stocked favorites! Check it out! Find all your Roth content at: and the Distraction podcast:
Nov 17, 2020
471 Teaser - Two Bushes Theory
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Nov 13, 2020
470 - Mothership Connection feat. Derek Davison & Daniel Bessner (11/9/20)
We’re joined by the Chapo Foreign Affairs desk of Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner to discuss what might change and what might continue in a foreign policy transition from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. Then, we get beamed aboard the MOTHERSHIP as we take a look at Daniel and Amber’s recent Jacobin article on Democrats’ material incentives to lose. Subscribe to Derek and Daniel’s substack Foreign Exchanges here: And check out Daniel and Amber’s Jacobin piece here:
Nov 10, 2020
469 Teaser - Casino America
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Nov 06, 2020
468 - Judgment Night (11/2/20)
One day more… Join us tomorrow night for ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE, live on, starting at 7pm eastern.
Nov 03, 2020
467 Teaser - The Original Large Sons
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Oct 30, 2020
UNLOCKED: 465 - Sorkinverse: Rise of the 7 feat. Dave Anthony and Josh Olson (10/23/20)
We’re joined by Dave Anthony and Josh Olson of The West Wing Thing podcast to discuss Aarons Sorkin’s latest attempt to recontextualize American politics as people getting epically owned by logic in court rooms: The Trial of the Chicago 7. Check out The West Wing Thing here: And check out their West Wing Reunion special, featuring many Chapos, on their patreon here:
Oct 30, 2020
466 - Beltway Garage: Endgame (10/27/20)
We take the 2020 election cycle in for one final tune-up at the Beltway Garage. Featuring Virgil and Matt’s official final predictions for Presidential and Senate races, plus predictions of how an indecisive election night might pan out.
Oct 28, 2020
465 Teaser - Officer Starchild Przybylowski
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Oct 23, 2020
Bonus: Will interviews Ollie Vargas about Bolivia
Will talks to journalist Ollie Vargas about the victory for MAS in Bolivia, how it came about, and what it means for the future of the country. Follow Ollie @OVargas52 His colleague Camila is @camilateleSUR They contribute to Kawsachun News:
Oct 20, 2020
464 - Live MAS (10/19/20)
To start off, you know we gotta talk some Toob’. Then it’s on to the resounding victory of Evo Morales and Luis Arce’s MAS party in the do-over Bolivian election following last year’s coup. This dovetails nicely into a story about Trump blowing off the intelligence briefings for milkshakes, which brings us to wonder what horrors might return to the intelligence agencies under a slightly-more-competant Biden administration. Finally we take a look at California’s prop 22, regarding classifying gig-based workers as employees. Let’s get one last big push for Nithya Raman for LA City Council:
Oct 20, 2020
463 Teaser - Mods Will Not Save Us
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Oct 16, 2020
462 - Feelin’ Like Chera feat. Tim Robbins (10/12/20)
Will, Matt and Felix absolutely refuse to go out like Stan Chera. We discuss Trump’s ongoing battle against COVID and a bizarrely chaste sext scandal around candidate for North Carolina senate Cal Cunningham. Then, Will and Matt are joined by actor and director Tim Robbins to talk satire in the age of Trump and his new radio play podcast “Bobbo Supreme”. You can find Tim's new pod here:
Oct 13, 2020
461 Teaser - Q v. Mob
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Oct 09, 2020
460 - Masque of the Orange Death (10/5/20)
President Trump got covid lmao
Oct 06, 2020
458 - Too Fail To Fail (9/28/20)
We talk Trump’s tax returns and Felix reveals the nature of Chapo corporate structure. We also do some debate preview and discuss Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Not a lot of good news in this one, but join us tomorrow to live stream the 1st presidential debate so we can at least laugh together at two cranky old men calling each other liars for 2 hours. Debate Stream will start Tues. 9/29 a little after 8p.m. e.s.t. on
Sep 29, 2020
457 Teaser - Jerry Nadler Has an Accident
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Sep 25, 2020
456 - Beltway Garage: Avengeance Protocol feat. Don Hughes (9/22/20)
We’re back gettin’ hot ‘n greasy in the Beltway Garage, gauging the pressure on SCOTUS appointments, kicking the remarkably stable tires on the presidential race, and selling you a slew of useless upgrades on this year’s contested Senate races. Check out Bad News Hughes' podcast You Can't Win: Follow Bad News Hughes on Twitter
Sep 22, 2020
454 - November Rain (9/14/20)
We discuss Biden’s attempt to court the youth vote by assembling the Adventures and fighting the Hungry Games, then read a truly demonic piece on corporate spiritual advisors. Also, of course, Guns N’ Roses 1992 monster power balled hit “November Rain”. Thanks to YouTube user sonnymcs for the joe biden vapor wave track “S C R A N T O N R O O T S”.
Sep 15, 2020
BONUS: Will interviews Delaware Senate candidate Jessica Scarane
Will talks to Jess Scarane, who is challenging incumbent Chris Coons for a U.S. Senate seat in Delaware. They discuss Delaware’s unique importance as a state, the limits of “compromise,” building power for progressive policies, and how to lift voters’ expectations for what they can demand from their politicians. Get involved with Jess’ campaign here:
Sep 13, 2020
452 - Sucker-Bait feat. Derek Davison & Daniel Bessner (9/7/20)
We’re joined by Foreign Exchanges’ Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner to discuss Trump’s troop-disrespecting, Austrian domination of the Balkans, who the REAL losers and suckers are, and the roll of the military in America’s declining empire. Please subscribe to Foreign Exchanges on substack:
Sep 08, 2020
450 - In The Bubble feat. Patrick Redford (8/31/20)
Defector’s Patrick Redford stops by to talk the (hopefully likely) fall of JKIII, NBA strikes, and whether robots go to hell. Check out for all your sports blog and media needs:
Sep 01, 2020
449 Teaser - Felix WILL Move to Minnesota for a Debate
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Aug 28, 2020
448 - Real Steel America (8/24/20)
It's a classic Will-less episode that kind of goes all over the place as we review the speakers list for this week's RNC. We talk about like, cars and tort reform a bunch, as well as a rising star in Republican politics. We'll be covering the RNC all week on Twitch from 9-11pm E.S.T. over on
Aug 25, 2020
446 - Reversal of Alan (8/17/20)
We review the 1990 Barbet Schroeder film “Reversal of Fortune,” covering Alan Dershowitz’s representation of Danish vampire Claus von Bülow after he is accused of murdering his wife. Needless to say this depiction of Dershowitz raises a few eyebrows 30 years down the line. Keep your eyes on this Tuesday and Wednesday for coverage of the DNC.
Aug 18, 2020
444 - The Rats are Coming feat. Ike Barinholtz (8/10/20)
Friend of the show Ike Barinholtz(MADtv, Eastbound & Down, Suicide Squad) joins us to talk cartoons, the Shapiros, a reading series from our favorite Chicagoland OpEd writer, and of course to discuss long-term effects of exposure to The Joker.
Aug 11, 2020
UNLOCKED: 441 - Orange Julius or Hi-C and Turkey? feat. Adam McKay (7/30/20)
Writer and director Adam McKay (Vice, The Big Short, every movie you quoted endlessly with your homies ~2004-2012) stops by to talk film, the giant sucking memory hole of the Bush presidency, balancing humor with anger, and wrangling with SNL censors. Be on the lookout for a new season of Adam’s Jeffrey Epstein podcast coming up this September.
Aug 09, 2020
UNLOCKED 439 - Maple Gladio feat. Dan Boeckner (7/23/20)
Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, and Operators stops by to discuss some of the darker parts of Canadian history, including Mountie Gladio, Nazi connections in Ottawa, and Vancouver Island’s noted concentration of Satanists. Support Dan’s content over on Patreon:
Aug 04, 2020
442 - Battle Without Honor or Humanity feat. Derek Davison & Patrick Wyman (8/3/20)
Will’s away, but we’re joined by fan-favorite Derek Davison and host of the Tides of History podcast Patrick Wyman to discuss shrimp supply chains, the ongoing effects of the Bolivian coup, Israel and America’s militaries & the decline of empires. Derek and Patrick’s new writing substack: Bath Iron Works Strike Fund:
Aug 04, 2020
441 Teaser - Adam McKay & the Lying Bullshit Monkeys
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Jul 31, 2020
440 - Arm the Emus (7/27/20)
We start off this week looking at the roll of bullying in Massachusetts politics & the inauspicious beginning of the MLB season. From there we kind of transition into the ongoing normalization of COVID and Trump’s federal police goon squad in America. Then, after TTRPG’ing contested 2020 election scenarios, we kind of take a left turn towards Brazil’s Looney Tunes fascism, and stick the landing by reflecting on Mormons as the Perfect Americans.
Jul 28, 2020
438 - They Moved the Moon feat. Séamus Malekafzali (7/20/20)
R.I.P. Michael Brooks. Felix casts a protection spell on our sweet abuela Moon. Virgil breaks down Ilhan Omar’s “problem solving” primary challenger. Will administers Trump’s cognitive test on his cohosts. Then, Will and Felix talk to journalist Séamus Malekafzali about escalating tensions in Iran, Israeli training of U.S. cops, and the collapse of Lebanon’s financial sector. Support Ilhan Omar’s reelection campaign here: and find Séamus’ writing here:
Jul 21, 2020
Bonus: Nithya Raman’s Runoff Return
Candidate for LA City Council Nithya Raman returns to the show to talk to Will about making the runoffs in her race, addressing LA’s homelessness in the time of COVID and taking on entrenched police power in the wake of June’s George Floyd protests. Join Nithya at the March for Mely starting 2pm Sunday, July 19th, at the Northeast LAPD (3353 N. San Fernando Rd.) station and ending at the Trader Joe’s in Silverlake. Donate to Nithya’s campaign: Volunteer for the campaign:
Jul 17, 2020
437 Teaser - America's Army Online
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Jul 17, 2020
436 - Consider the Lobster feat. David Roth (7/13/20)
David Roth’s back to help us continue examining the cursed aesthetics of Trump-world food, the ongoing COVID disaster, the eternal relevance of Starship Troopers, and the Beautiful Boaters. David’s Starship Troopers piece:
Jul 14, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 11 – Queer Eye
Ben and Palma of Seeking Derangements join Felix to examine several episodes of the hit Netflix reality makeover show “Queer Eye” Find Seeking Derangements on Apple: Subscribe to Seeking Derangements on Patreon:
Jul 09, 2020
434 - Project for a New American Lincoln (7/6/20)
We take a look at The Lincoln Project, a new political ad PAC founded by never-Trumpers taking aim at Donald Trump by bringing their conservativism into the open willing arms of the Democrats.
Jul 07, 2020
433 Teaser - Epic Bus Stop Man
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Jul 03, 2020
432 - Entourage Every Day feat. Adam Friedland (6/29/20)
Adam stops by to lament the untimely end of HBO’s Entourage, and demand its return under a Biden administration. We also talk about the thing with the Russian bounties, Obama’s re-emergence from retirement and Kevin D. Williamson’s weird fixation on leaf blowers.
Jun 30, 2020
Bonus: My Podcast with Wally feat. Wallace Shawn
Will discusses socialism, art, and the affects of their shared upbringing with playwright, actor and essayist Wallace Shawn.
Jun 28, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 10 – Billions, ep. 1: “Piss Dads”
Felix and Amber review the first episode of Showtime’s 2016 financial crime drama series “Billions”.
Jun 26, 2020
430 - Beltway Garage: Redemption (6/22/20)
Matt and the prodigal Virgil return to the Beltway Garage to take a look at the state of the presidential race, tomorrow’s primaries in New York and Kentucky, and the slew of Qanon supporters running for office in 2020.
Jun 22, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 9 – Ray Donovan
Felix reviews the first episode of Showtime’s long-running crime drama “Ray Donovan”
Jun 16, 2020
428 - No Crying in Raceball feat. Jen Pan (6/15/20)
We’re joined inside our Cry Cube by the New Republic's Jen Pan to examine the current non-fiction best-seller, Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility.” You can find Jen's review of White Fragility here:
Jun 16, 2020
426 - Musings (6/8/20)
Chris picks Matt’s mind on a few topics from our rapidly evolving political moment, and some topics Matt’s brought up in his recent live streams.
Jun 09, 2020
424 - When Will They Shoot? (6/1/20)
We discuss the ongoing protests and subsequent police violence across America. Directory of community bail funds: Split donation between 39 community bail funds:
Jun 02, 2020
UNLOCKED: 423 - Targets (5/28/20)
Got a lot of requests to unlock this one, so here it is: Minnesota Freedom Fund donations: We discuss the murder of George Floyd by MPD officer Derek Chauvin, and the subsequent civil unrest in Minneapolis. Will introduces us to Dave Grossman, a former Army Ranger goon whose seminars are used to teach cops to kill instinctively and indiscriminately. Finally, we take a look at Trumps order to protect the posts. Dave Grossman’s Bulletproof Warrior training:
May 30, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 8 – Oz
Felix and Matt discuss the groundbreaking HBO drama “Oz”
May 29, 2020
Bonus: The Jakarta Method feat. Vincent Bevins
Will and Matt talk to journalist Vincent Bevins about his new book “The Jakarta Method,” detailing the U.S.’s involvement in the mass killings of leftists in Indonesia in the 60’s, and how it set the stage for American-backed violent anti-communist action throughout the cold war. Buy The Jakarta Method: Follow Vincent on twitter: Outro is Shark Move's "Evil War" off the excellent Indonesian 70's psych-rock comp "Those Shocking Shaking Days":
May 27, 2020
422 - Can We Beat 9? (5/25/20)
We take a look at the myriad goofs and spoofs Joe Biden produced on his Breakfast Club interview last Friday. We then consider the relative “manly” appeal of Trump to his male base through Tom Nichols’ Atlantic piece “Donald Trump, the Most Unmanly President”
May 26, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 7 – A Million Little Things, Part 2 feat. T & Jack Wagner
Felix is joined by Yeah, But Still's Jack Wagner and T from Champaign Sharks to discuss ABC's hit dramedy "A Million Little Things". Yeah, But Still on Soundcloud: or subscribe to their premium feed: Champaign Sharks on Soundcloud: or subscribe on Patreon:
May 22, 2020
420 - White Lines feat. Stavros Halkias (5/18/20)
Fan-favorite Stavvy Baby returns to answer pressing advice questions from (other people’s) mail bags. We then look at Nebraska senator Ben Sasse’s dismal commencement speech to divine the future of the Republican party. Check out Stavvy Solves Your Problems Friday nights on or catch up on YouTube here: The Trumpified Independence Day video Will & Matt reference in this:
May 19, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 6 – Council of Dads, Part 2 feat. Lucy Biederman
Felix and his sister Lucy continue their examination of NBC's dramatic television series Council of Dads. Subscribe to Lucy's newsletter here: And read the poem Lucy mentions:
May 15, 2020
419 Teaser - Masterclass: Daddy Issues
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May 15, 2020
418 - The Cool Zone feat. Steven Donziger (5/11/20)
Will interviews Steven Donziger, a human rights attorney who has been under house arrest since August as a result of his work to prosecute oil giant Chevron for their reckless polluting of the Ecuadorian Amazon. It's a wild case that offers a lot of grave visions of the future of the U.S. legal system, so give it a listen. Afterwards, Will, Matt and Felix goof on an 80 ft.-tall holographic Biden and the decline of American empire. To take action to help Steven and to learn more about the case, go to To donate to Steven's legal defense fund, go to You can follow him on Twitter: @SDonziger.
May 12, 2020
417 Teaser - Hollywood vs. Upton Sinclair
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May 08, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 5 – This Is Us, Part 2
Felix continues his reviews the of the hit 2016 NBC dramedy "This Is Us".
May 06, 2020
Bonus: The Greypill feat. @hayleyglyphs
Will and Hayley discuss the pentagon's recently declassified UFO videos, the history of aliens in American culture, and what to do when you Want To Believe.
May 06, 2020
416 - Operation: Guaido (5/4/20)
We pledge eternal fealty to our beautiful "boaters." We also take a deep dive into an amazing bungle in the jungle, and examine Joe Biden's digital strategy of emulating c.2013 Upworthy. [sorry about will's audio in the beginning, we had a bit of a Zoom goof but it gets fixed halfway -ed.]
May 05, 2020
Bonus: This Is Sus 4 – The Slap
Felix and Will review the 2015 NBC family drama miniseries event "The Slap."
Apr 28, 2020
414 - Noise Kills feat. Seeking Derangements (4/27/20)
We're joined by Palma and Ben Mora of Seeking Derangements to read Letters to Cuomo, discuss NY State's cancellation of its Democratic primary, discuss Zeke Emanual's advice to kill yourself, and learn about an old friends' out-of-the-box strategy for defeating COVID. Check out Seeking Derangements here: and here
Apr 28, 2020
413 Teaser - The Martyred Operator
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Apr 24, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 3 – A Million Little Things feat. Jack Wagner
Felix and Yeah, But Still's Jack Wagner discuss ABC's hit dramedy "A Million Little Things". Why not check out Yeah, But Still: or subscribe to their premium feed:
Apr 22, 2020
412 - Protests of the Dead (4/20/20)
In a 4-quadrant Chapo, we make broad generalizations about various regions of America and their respective snack foods, make fun of a pundit's bizarre and inept behavior online, gawk at MAGA-realm apocalyptic stupidity, and finally examine liberal vacuousness from a new writer earning their first-time Reading Series Author challenge coin. Here's the gofundme to support the Teamsters COVID protection fund Amber mentions at the end of the episode:
Apr 20, 2020
Bonus: Teamsters Delivers the Goods
Amber is joined by Matt Maini, a teamster and UPS worker from Local 251 in Providence, RI to discuss the challenges workers in the Teamsters union face due to COVID-19, how the union is fighting UPS for increased protections, and what you can do to support laborers during the pandemic. Here's the gofundme to support the Teamsters COVID protection fund:
Apr 15, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 2 – Council of Dads feat. Lucy Biederman
Felix and his sister Lucy report on NBC's new dramatic television series Council of Dads. Check out Lucy's book, "The Walmart Book of the Dead" here:
Apr 14, 2020
410 - Memento Bernie (4/13/20)
Bye bye, Bernie. Links to things we mentioned in here:Jacobin's panel discussion "Bernie, South Carolina & Black Voters": @criticalbitcast/ to check out our guest spots on their TTRPG show and their charity stream this week. to join in on Episode 1's charity stream this Saturday And as always, &
Apr 14, 2020
409 Teaser - Proof 66
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Apr 10, 2020
Bonus: We Are Sex Podcasters feat. Bryan Quinby
Will and Bryan discuss Tipper Gore's 1987 screed against "porn rock" and various other moral affronts of the 1980s. We talk hair metal, politicized outrage, anger's role in society, and of course, 9/11 & "limited hangouts".
Apr 09, 2020
408 - Death is Not the End (4/7/20)
The Dry Boys discuss the news of the day: Boris Johnson's hospitalization, that navy guy's firing, embracing the sweet death of coronavirus for the eternal glory of leader Trump, Bolsonaro on a trampoline, that sort of thing. Please consider giving to the Emergency Release fund to bail out prisoners in NYC jails:
Apr 07, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus
Felix reviews the first two episodes of the hit 2016 NBC dramedy "This Is Us".
Apr 04, 2020
407 Teaser - Lucas' "Interesting" Ideas
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Apr 03, 2020
Bonus: Pillow Talk feat. Tim Heidecker
Friend of the show and America's #1 annual comedian Tim Heidecker stops by to talk Trump's various COVID-related bungles, and examine the life of Mike Lindell - The MyPillow Guy. Check out Tim's new show Beef House on adult swim: And Tim's podcast Office Hours:
Apr 01, 2020
406 - The Hospital feat. John Pearson (3/30/20)
We check in on how COVID-19 is affecting some important locations and people in the greater chapo-verse. Then we're joined by Oakland-area nurse John Pearson to discuss how the response to the COVID pandemic reflects the greater industrial and political failings of the American healthcare system. Plugs from John: - PLEASE sign the CA statewide healthcare workers’ demand petition, people can read and sign here:  - To follow what’s happening on the front lines of the COVID crisis where I work follow my account @oaklandnurse on twitter and instagram - Our union chapter facebook page run by rank & filers, with more COVID photos and content: @ahsseiu1021.ourvoice and insta @ahs_seiu_1021_
Mar 31, 2020
404 - Mother Mother Please! (3/23/20)
Alright so we're now all officially remote, so we're back to Chapo season 1 style recording. We try to game out how the various stakeholders in our government will try to balance human lives against keeping the economy humming along, as well as discuss the various challenges and potential opportunities that come from social distancing and, like, just not going to work can present. Also, some movie recommendations.
Mar 24, 2020
403 Teaser - Lil' Paul Begala
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Mar 20, 2020
Blowback: Iraqnophobia feat H. Jon Benjamin & James Adomian
To listen to Blowback now, sign up for a free month of Stitcher Premium at with the code 'BLOWBACK'. The show will be available to listen everywhere in June. In this primer episode, Brendan and Noah drag the Iraq War out of America’s memory hole. Discover the American psychosis that infected the country post-9/11. Meet the rogues’ gallery of the Bush administration and the Saddam family. Enjoy Saddam's "re-election" campaign song from 2002. Subscribe to the show here with the code "BLOWBACK" for a free-month of Stitcher Premium: Featuring special guests H. Jon Benjamin and James Adomian.
Mar 17, 2020
402 - G.I. Joe Biden Goes to Baghdad feat. Brendan James and Noah Kulwin (3/16/20)
We're joined by Outline editor Noah Kulwin and erstwhile Chapo producer Brendan James to discuss the debate between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, Democrats' tepid response to coronavirus, and their new podcast "Blowback", a reexamination of the Iraq War. Find everything you need to know about Blowback here:
Mar 17, 2020
BONUS - Beltway Garage: Reboot feat. Branko Marcetic (3/15/20)
Defying quarantine Matt and Virgil go to back to work tuning up electoral politics. Can Bernie still win? Will we all die? Does Biden know how to open PDF? Our greased up pundits go under the hood to find the answers to those questions and more. Later they speak with Branko Marcetic, writer for Jacobin and In These Times and author of Yesterday's Man: The Case Against Joe Biden. Don't bother buying tickets for our NYC live show because it will be cancelled, unless you're just really into getting refunds. (Also the Roger Rabbit screening is cancelled, but you could have guessed that.)
Mar 15, 2020
401 Teaser - Madam Secretary Too-Damn-Real
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Mar 13, 2020
400 - The Stand (3/9/20)
This is a very complicated case, you know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. We're doing a show at Murmrr in Brooklyn this April 22nd, come thru:
Mar 10, 2020
399 Teaser - B v. B
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Mar 05, 2020
398 - Live from San Francisco: Mind Palace of Fine Arts feat. TrueAnon (3/2/20)
Our live show from the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, featuring Brace Belden and Liz Fanczak of the TrueAnon podcast.
Mar 03, 2020
397 Teaser - Football 4 the People
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Feb 27, 2020
396 - Live from San Diego: Masterclass Mode (2/24/20)
Our live show from the Observatory North Park in San Diego. We are doing live screening and talkback of Good Vibes at the Iowa State Fair this coming Monday, March 2nd at New Parkway theater in Oakland, CA. If you're in the area, please come thru!  Tickets here: For reference: Pete's Blackout Video: Trump & Bloomberg Get Hotdogs:
Feb 25, 2020
394 - Debbie Just Met My Dad (2/17/20)
We tried to take a break from our intense election coverage eps and do a silly one, but we couldn't refrain from getting conspiratorial & angry about Mayor Pete and Mike Bloomberg. Bookended with our mandatory review of a DC Movie property and a discussion of Barstool Sports taking on domestic Gladio to try to keep things light. Just a few tickets left for upcoming shows in Las Vegas and San Diego! Pick up new designs and newly restocked chapo merch!
Feb 17, 2020
393 Teaser - Bad News Hughes: Primaries Fever
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Feb 14, 2020
392 - Live from New Hampshire: Full Rat Mode (2/10/20)
Our live show from Derry, New Hampshire. Defeat the Rat, get this bread. Shout out to Matt Kowalski ( for the Low Hopes Remix and twitter user @FilbertNuts for the Rat Mode graphic. TOUR DATES: ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades
Feb 10, 2020
UNLOCKED: 391 - Bernie Won (2/5/20)
We celebrate Bernie's victory in the Iowa Caucus. TOUR DATES:ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades
Feb 05, 2020
390 - Live from Iowa City: Solidarity Forever (2/3/20)
The first 45 minutes and last 45 minutes of our nearly 3 hour show in Iowa City  on Feb 1.  Between canvassing and caucusing didn't have much time to edit this one, so it's dangerously uncut. Also the poor hosts couldn't hear the song on stage while singing, please forgive us coming irresponsibly close to posting cringe for Bernie. TOUR DATES:ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades
Feb 04, 2020
UNLOCKED: 389 - Game It Out (1/31/20)
We gaze in to the multiverse of electoral possibilities stemming from this inspiring, terrifying singular moment. CANVASSERS PARTY @ Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines TOUR DATES: ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Derry, NH Feb 9, @ Tupelo Music Hall Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades
Feb 02, 2020
389 Teaser - Opening The Door
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Jan 31, 2020
388 - A Perfectly Frumulent Episode (1/28/20)
As we enter the home stretch before the first votes are cast, attacks are heating up against Sanders and his campaign. Are any of these lines of attack worth an ounce of attention? Listen to find out! (no) Hey, why not subscribe to our youtube channel to get that 100k trophy?? TOUR DATES: ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Iowa City, IA Feb 1, @ Englert Civic Theater Derry, NH Feb 9, @ Tupelo Music Hall Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Los Angeles, CA Feb 25 @ Lodge Room (2 shows!) Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades San Francisco, CA Feb 29 @ Palace of Fine Arts
Jan 28, 2020
387 Teaser - New Royal Family
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Jan 24, 2020
Bonus: Will Interviews Nithya Raman
Will talks to candidate for Los Angeles City Council, District 4, Nithya Raman. The discuss LA's housing crisis, socially just solutions for homelessness, and the right wing's increasingly cruel campaign against America's homeless.  Live in LA and wanna support Nithya's campaign? Come to their benefit show at the El Rey with Reggie Watts, Kristen Schaal, Paul F. Tompkins, and more: Follow the campaign on twitter: @nithyavraman
Jan 22, 2020
386 - Brother Magic feat. Josh and Benny Safdie (1/20/20)
We discuss various colorful local New York personalities with the Safdie Brothers (as well as their new film, Uncut Gems) COME SEE US ON OUR TOUR OF PRIMARY STATES!  ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Iowa City, IA Feb 1, @ Englert Civic Theater Derry, NH Feb 9, @ Tupelo Music Hall Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Los Angeles, CA Feb 25 @ Lodge Room (2 shows!) Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades San Francisco, CA Feb 29 @ Palace of Fine Arts
Jan 20, 2020
385 Preview - D'Artagnan!
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Jan 17, 2020
384 - Beltway Garage: Warren Strikes Back (1/14/20)
Matt and Virgil once again venture under the hood of politics, this time joined by TV’s Will Menaker. The gang talks Matt and Virgil’s surreal encounter with Beltway insiders, possible Iowa caucus outcomes, Warren’s low blows against Bernie, and this week’s final debate before voting starts. Matt & Virgil on the Skullduggery podcast (starts at 37:00): Preorder Good Vibes at the Iowa State Fair: Tickets for live shows in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada: Register for an absentee Iowa caucus:
Jan 14, 2020
383 Teaser - The Left Can't Meme
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Jan 10, 2020
382 - Falcon Seeks Falconer feat. Briahna Joy Gray (1/6/20)
We vent about Iran, the catastrophic implication of the Trump administration's actions, and the effects on the world in general and US politics specifically. SPEAKING OF, we're then joined by Bernie Sanders' national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray to discuss the state of the Sanders campaign and what YOU can do to help out TODAY. So, listen up screwheads, this is what you gotta do: Bernie volunteer options, in order of importance: 1. If you’re in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, or South Carolina: - find an event near you: - Download BERN and add everyone you know and ask them to support Bernie:  2. If you’re not in one of those first four early states, the most important thing you can do is get to one of those first four early states, especially IA and NH. Take the “Bernie Journey” and travel there to knock on doors:  3. If you can’t get there in person, make calls to early states. We have a huge goal of 5 million calls before Iowa. You can do it on your own from home, there’s a chatbox if you need help, and there’s a community on Slack of other callers to talk to. 4. If you don’t like making calls, join our texting team. It’s like tweeting but you’re convincing actual voters and is very easy. 5. If you live in a state that votes on Super Tuesday (AL, AR, AS, CA, CO, MA, ME, MN, NC, OK, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT): - find an event near you:  - And make sure you download BERN to organize your friends and family members for Bernie:  All volunteer options are also listed here:
Jan 07, 2020
Bonus: So, I Just Watched 300... feat. Derek Davison
Felix and Derek discuss the Trump administration's assassination of Qasem Soleimani and what it means for the future of the region and US foreign policy. Subscribe to Derek's newsletter here: Felix shouts out a twitter account in this ep, this is that twitterer:
Jan 06, 2020
380 - Our Dumb Decade (12/30/19)
We recap and review the 2010's. SEE US LIVE:Feb 1 - Iowa City, IA - Englert Civic TheaterFeb 9 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Music HallFeb 18 - Las Vegas, NV - House of BluesALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT
Dec 31, 2019
378 - The Story of Coach O (12/23/19)
Dispatches from the posting wars; Debates wrap up; Klobmentum; Some end of  year self-congratulations; TOILETS!; Rod and the Archdruid. TOUR dates for Iowa, New Hampshire (and coming soon Las Vegas):
Dec 24, 2019
377 Teaser - Crazy Bernie
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Dec 20, 2019
376 - Imagine A World Without (12/17/19)
Look, it's been a rough week for us. 2/3rds of us are just returning from a demoralizing trip to cover the UK's dismal elections, the other 1/3rd are recovering from an elating weekend in wonderful Buffalo, NY. We will be bringing full-spectrum analysis/catharsis of the UK election returns later this week, but for now, we try to keep a stiff upper lip about the still very-real chances for left electoral success in the Democratic primaries. And finally, we try to imagine a democratic party without lawyers, consultants, bankers, officers, prosecutors...Buttigieges.
Dec 17, 2019
374 - Perverts of Interest (12/9/19)
Virgil, Matt and Amber break down the state of the UK election from their embedded elections headquarters in London. Tickets to our UK election special shows: volunteer for jez (he’d do it for you) Listen to Don  "Bad News" Huges podcast:
Dec 09, 2019
373 Teaser - McKinsey on ICE
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Dec 06, 2019
372 - Karmala Police (12/2/19)
We take a look at Elizabeth Warren's declining poll numbers and Kamala Harris' fizzling campaign, and wave goodbye to Steve Bullock and The Admiral. So with the field narrowing, we must also consider Ross Douthat's backhanded case for Bernie, and wait patiently for the Klobuchar Moment. UK Mini-Tour: 2nd show added in London December 10th! Tickets still available for all shows, London 12/9 + 12/10, Liverpool 12/11! Come thru!
Dec 03, 2019
370 - WeWork Will Set You Free (11/25/19)
Amber talks us through the saga of WeWork, another in a long line of dumb tech start ups headed by a dumber leader emblematic of our dumbest economy. We then help talk you through some potential political minefields of your upcoming Thanksgiving Dinner Tables. WE ARE RETURNING TO THE UK FOR ELECTION SHOWS! LONDON 9 Dec., LIVERPOOL 11 Dec., TICKETS HERE: Amber's WeWork piece in Jacobin: WeWork umbrella thread: [editor's note: sorry about the slight audio issues in this episode and the last. working to fix our recorder asap, bear with us.]
Nov 26, 2019
369 Teaser - Jack Ryan Is A Terrible CIA Agent
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Nov 22, 2019
368 - High, High Hopes feat. Kathryn Ledebur (11/18/19)
We talk to the Andean Information Network's Kathryn Ledebur about the ongoing political crisis in Bolivia. We also discuss Elizabeth Warren's dud of an M4A proposal and Mayor Pete's difficult week and mysterious career. Finally, just a dollop of Epstein coverage with a look at Prince Andrew's excellent work clearing the air for the royals on the BBC last week.
Nov 19, 2019
367 Teaser - P2
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Nov 15, 2019
366 - The Terminal (11/12/19)
Chapo Trap House provides commentary on the following issues: the coup against president Evo Morales in Bolivia; a libertarian spree shooter in Chile; the entrance of diminutive billionaire Michael Bloomberg into the Democratic presidential primaries; Bill Gates and his money; whether Democratic presidential candidates should "try harder", or something; the ongoing beatz crisis of the the Eurozone.
Nov 12, 2019
365 Teaser - Fake Nuclear
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Nov 08, 2019
364 - Human Deadspinality Project feat. David Roth (11/4/19)
We discuss Neon Genesis Evangelion through the lens of Liz Warren's Big Structural Bailey. Fan Favorite David J. Roth returns to discuss the life and death of, and what it tells us about American private equity. We also speculate what sporting events Donald Trump might & might not get boo'd at.
Nov 05, 2019
363 Teaser - Exposing a 14/10 Heckin Good Woofer
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Nov 01, 2019
362 - Wet Sauce feat. Kenzo Shibata (10/28/19)
We catch up on President Trump's recent cavalcade of triumphs and humiliations. We're then joined by CTU member Kenzo Shibata to discuss the Chicago teacher's strike, what the union is fighting for, and what they're up against. Finally, we finish with a little lesson from Eric Trump on Marcus Aurelius, and the meaning of "hypocrisy". Please consider supporting & reading more on the teachers' strike: Bread for Ed gofundme: A piece Kenzo wrote on the context of the current strike: A history of CORE and Karen Lewis: A thread on one of Lori's ghouls, if you're ready for some game theory
Oct 29, 2019
360 - Bernie Blanco Goes to Queens feat. Matt Karp (10/21/19)
We're joined by Matt Karp to discuss realigning the democratic coalition and Bernie Sanders' recent blockbuster rally in Queens. Check out Matt's piece in Jacobin here: here:
Oct 22, 2019
359 Teaser - Joker's Mask with Slavoj Žižek
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Oct 17, 2019
358 - World on a Wire feat. Naomi Klein (10/14/19)
We're joined by author Naomi Klein to discuss climate change, a green new deal and what it must include, and new developments in responses to ecological crisis from both the right and the left. Check out Naomi's new book "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal" here: And if you're in NYC, consider stopping by our launch party for the paperback edition of The Chapo Guide to Revolution, this Wednesday at Powerhouse Arena
Oct 14, 2019
357 Teaser - Urban Guy vs. Flyover Man
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Oct 11, 2019
356 - Sympathy for the Joker (10/8/19)
The Chapo Group has assembled a roundtable of experts to answer the simple, yet essential question of our day: is there a Joker crisis in America? Featuring Jacobin's Jen Pan, Cum Town's Nick and Adam, and of course, a remote piece from our international film critic, Matt V. Brady.
Oct 08, 2019
Bonus: The Bernie Sanders Interview
Continuing Chapo's coverage of the race for the White House, Virgil sits down with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss current affairs.
Oct 04, 2019
355 Teaser - Bad News Hughes
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Oct 04, 2019
354 - Thou, Nature, Art My Goddess (10/1/19)
Back from the rejuvenating sea air of beautiful Atlantic City, we find the correct take on impeachment, consider Trump as a tragic Shakespearean hero, and immolate ourselves in the wicker man of New Climate Paganism. Tickets for Goth Socialist Variety Hour at Littlefield: The paperback edition of the Chapo Guide to the Revolution:
Oct 02, 2019
Bonus: Tabletop Game Theory Origins: Mr. Jeffstein's House (9/30/19)
Our play of Call of Cthulhu live at Columbus Theater in Providence, R.I. August 23rd, 2019.
Sep 30, 2019
353 Teaser - No One Sam Should Have All That Power
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Sep 27, 2019
352 - Rod Dreher's The Exorcist II (9/24/19)
There's a lot of stuff going on in the primaries that mostly reminds us of stuff that's happened before, and also Trump's probably done more crimes, but it's important to stay focused on what matters. And what matters is that Rod Dreher has finally updated us on his friend's wife's very serious, very real exorcism. Catch up on Rod Dreher's the Exorcist Pt. 1 here:
Sep 24, 2019
351 Teaser - The Depths of Perversion
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Sep 20, 2019
Bonus Interview: Tom O'Neill and Chaos
We talk to journalist Tom O'Neill about his book uncovering new theories on Charles Manson, MKUltra, the CIA, and the war against counter-culture & the left in the 1960's. Featuring special guest host Noah Kulwin, an editor at The Outline.
Sep 19, 2019
350 - Gotta Have My Pop! (9/16/19)
We examine Joe Biden's "Corn Pop" saga through the lens of a few classic Chapo characters, then lament how Biden's long history of seemingly genuine nice guy-ness is undercut by his equally long history of shit politics. Also, the President just fully admits that Saudi Arabia directs our foreign policy by fiat, so that's cool and good. Watch our Necronomicon Call of Cthulhu show here on youtube: Catch Felix's Fighting in the Age of Loneliness screening & Q&A here: And get tickets to see Felix with the Yeah, But Still boys in DC this friday here:
Sep 17, 2019
349 Teaser - Uncle Magic in the Club With Your Father, Also Named Jerry Falwell
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Sep 13, 2019
348 - Dragged Across Concrete feat. Marcus Barnett & Osita Nwanevu (9/9/19
We hear from our UK correspondent Marcus Barnett, and attempt to make any sense of anything going on with Brexit. We're then joined by the New Republic's Osita Nwanevu to hear about his experience watching David French and Sohrab Ahmari debate whether liberal civil society should continue to exist if it means we are threatened by Drag Queen Story Hour. Osita's New Republic piece:
Sep 10, 2019
346 - Twisted Tales (9/3/19)
Will was out of town and Chris was at a wedding, so it's up to Matt, Felix and Virgil on the sticks, running the show and recording themselves for a freewheeling ep covering Beto, Brexit, Bret, Joker, Rego, and more.
Sep 03, 2019
345 Teaser - Conspiracy at the Highest Level
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Aug 29, 2019
AHOY!: The Joe Sestak interview
Attention, skippers. There is an Admiral on deck. Former U.S. Congressman, retired three-star vice admiral, and current candidate for Democratic presidential nomination Joe Sestak sat down with us in Iowa. In this special bonus episode, we discuss China, the world bank, Iran, medicare and the VA, and which boats are the best boats.
Aug 27, 2019
344 - Koch & Poll Torture (8/26/19)
The torture never stops. We cover Trump's plan to nuke the weather, Joe Walsh's presidential bid, a new poll that places Bernie at the top position in the democratic primaries, the unfulfilling death of David Koch, and finally, conservative faces.
Aug 27, 2019
342 - The Cuts Stay In The Podcast (8/20/19)
We talk about a lot of shit in here, from Biden and Harris' flailing campaigns to Les Wexner's trust issues, and we even read some poetry. But mostly they requested I cut some potentially embarrassing moments and cursed ideas that I just didn't cut. Enjoy. COME SEE US PLAY CALL OF CTHULHU LIVE IN PROVIDENCE THIS FRIDAY:
Aug 20, 2019
UNLOCKED: 277 - Tabletop Game Theory Pt. VI: Musks of Nyarlathotep (1/3/19)
Come see Tabletop Game Theory live in Providence this Friday, Aug 23rd: whats up hoes. here to save your post christmas and new year's blues with part two of our Cthulu campaign. forget if this is the one where I display all time great rolling ability. oh yeah if you're Serbian or Armenian and your Christmas is in a few days enjoy this with your Yuletide joy. everywhere is Serbia or Armenia. let's go!
Aug 19, 2019
UNLOCKED: 275 - Tabletop Game Theory Pt. V: Musks of Nyarlathotep (12/27/18)
Come see Tabletop Game Theory live in Providence this Friday, Aug 23rd: Merry Gamesmas featuring James Adomian, David Kresses, Stavros Halkias, and Simone Norman
Aug 19, 2019
340 - A Big Bowl of Strawberry Ice Cream (8/12/19)
We catch up on Jeffrey Epstein's curious fate, discuss Joe Biden's wonderful brain, introduce a new character into Chapo canon, and describe what a "fair" is for our listeners who might not know. Thanks to @betaOdork for the Biden comp: Tickets to our Call of Cthulhu live play in Providence on Aug. 23rd here:
Aug 13, 2019
UNLOCKED: 335 - Shrugging Towards Bethlehem feat. Brace Belden & Liz Franczak (7/25/19)
Come, contract Epstein Brain with us. Listen to Liz and Brace's new podcast here:
Aug 11, 2019
339 Teaser - Biden v. Trump
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Aug 08, 2019
338 - Live From Traverse City: Michael and We feat. Michael Moore (8/5/19)
Our live show from the Traverse City Film Festival, featuring Michael Moore, director of Roger and Me, Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko, and Capitalism: a Love Story. Tickets to our show in Des Moines, Iowa next Tuesday, Aug 13th: and Facebook event here:
Aug 05, 2019
337 Teaser - Kamala's Masonic Police
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Aug 02, 2019
336 - Neom 2049 feat. Glenn Greenwald (7/29/19)
We hear from Glenn Greenwald about the Intercept's work uncovering a massive judicial corruption scandal at the heart of the Bolsonaro regime in Brazil. Then to lighten things up, we take a look at Mohammed bin Salman's plan to do both the Jetsons AND the Flintstones in the middle of the Saudi desert, and read Toby Young's paean to the overt manliness of Boris Johnson. Show notes: Plugs: Catch our live show at the Traverse City Film Festival: We'll also be covering the 2nd Democratic Debates live from TCFF: Finally, come to Providence R.I. to see our live play of Call of Cthulhu there: Amber's Article in CJR:
Jul 29, 2019
335 Teaser - Tartaglione
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Jul 26, 2019
334 - American Mids (7/22/19)
We're trying to beat the heat ovah here in New York City, #1 city in temperatures baby! We talk Amber's trip to the Durham Miner's Gala, the Qanon vigilante who assassinated Gambino family crime boss Franky Boy Cali, and Josh Hawley's deranged blueprint for "National Conservatism". Catch our live show at the Traverse City Film Festival: We'll also be covering the 2nd Democratic Debates live from TCFF: Finally, come to Providence R.I. to see our live play of Call of Cthulhu there:
Jul 22, 2019
333 Teaser - They Have a Right to Sing and Dance
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Jul 19, 2019
Bonus: The Andrew Yang Interview
In the latest installment of Chapo’s Presidential candidate interview series, Virgil sits down with entrepreneur Andrew Yang. The two tackle Yang's views on entrepreneurship, automation, whether Virgil is good, and socialist critiques of his Universal Basic Income proposal.
Jul 18, 2019
332 - Fear of a Netroots Nation feat. Brendan James (7/15/19)
We here at your favorite politics/fast food review podcast went to Netroots Nation this past weekend in Philadelphia. Here is our report on what we saw. Catch our live show at the Traverse City Film Festival: We'll also be covering the 2nd Democratic Debates live from TCFF: Finally, come to Providence R.I. to see our live play of Call of Cthulhu there:
Jul 15, 2019
331 Teaser - Retiring Drone
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Jul 11, 2019
330 - Hunter on the Loose feat. Will Sommer (7/8/19)
We check in with Will Sommer for a first-hand account of Trump's wet 'n wild Tank Day celebration. We then spend the majority of the episode introducing Hunter Biden, a noble & troubled soul fighting to bring light into this dark world. Tickets to our August 23rd live play of Call of Cthulhu at Necronomicon in Providence, R.I. on sale now!
Jul 08, 2019
329 Teaser - McConnell: End of Compromise
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Jul 05, 2019
328 - Dios, Patria, Fueros, Rod (7/1/19)
It's an overstuffed classic Dry Boys™ ep, with dem debates wrap up, dem leadership incompetence, Bret Stephens' laziness, David Brooks' horniness, Sheldon Adelson's disgusting body, and the ever-bedeviled Rod Dreher.
Jul 02, 2019
Bonus: Gremlins 2 feat. Joe Dante
Our talk with legendary film director Joe Dante from our May 16th screening of Gremlins 2: The New Batch at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood California.
Jul 01, 2019
327 Teaser - We Have a Real Shot
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Jun 28, 2019
Bonus: The Marianne Williamson Interview
Thanks to a positive mental attitude and the power of good vibes, Chapo has landed its first ever interview with a Presidential candidate. Virgil and Matt have a spirited dialogue with fellow bestselling author Marianne Williamson about Marxist materialism versus the idealism in her campaign book A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution.
Jun 26, 2019
326 - Beltway Garage: Infinity Candidates (6/25/19)
Virgil and Matt take a look under the candidates' hoods, check their polling oil, and preview the first of the democratic primary debates, while examining the whole fleet for lemons. Which make and model democrat will run like a champ and will perform like there's sugar in their gas tanks? Find out in todays wonkomotive extravaganza. For live coverage of the actual debates, check out
Jun 25, 2019
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Tiffany Cabán
From Mike's Diner in Astoria Queens, Virgil talks to public defender and candidate for Queens District Attorney Tiffany Cabán. There are no jokes. To support Cabán's campaign, go to:
Jun 20, 2019
324 - Live from Dublin: Irish Valor (6/17/19)
Our June 9th live show from Liberty Hall Theater in Dublin. Settle down. For reference, video of the cop badge wall discussed in this show:
Jun 17, 2019
322 - Second Dark Age feat. Alan Moore (6/10/19)
We're joined by legendary author Alan Moore to discuss evil architecture, magic & political power, fate & free will, and the enduring appeal of Lovecraft.
Jun 10, 2019
320 - Live from Berlin: Der Fonkybeatz (6/3/19)
Our June 1st live show from Berlin, the heart of Germany's wonderful PLUR culture. We talk funky beats, the antideutsche political tendency, Austria's far-right government self-owning itself out of existence (also involves funky beats), and the Jewishness of Joe Biden.
Jun 03, 2019
318 - Rahm Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Neolib feat. Ryan Grim (5/27/19)
We talk to The Intercept's Ryan Grim about his new book "We've Got People," discussing the Democrats' reliance on big money and how it might be broken by mass-movement based politics. Rahm Emanuel is a central figure in Ryan's book, so we read from Rahm's new column in The Atlantic, ironically called "It's Time To Hold American Elites Accountable for Their Abuses." Finally, we introduce a new character into Chapo canon, NJ representative Josh Gottheimer. Few tickets left for our UK shows in Glasgow (6/3), London Early (6/5) and Manchester (6/7). Go to or for tickets.
May 27, 2019
317 Teaser - FaZe Buckley
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May 25, 2019
316 - PBS: Permanent Revolution feat. Hasan Piker (5/19/19)
We're joined by Twitch star Hasan Piker @hasanthehun to discuss draconian new abortion laws, the looming prospect of war with Iran, and using gaming streams to spread leftist views online. Finally, we read about from an old friend about the perpetual cultural revolution being forced on America by the rodents at PBS.
May 20, 2019
315 Teaser - Air America: Origins
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May 16, 2019
314 - What, Us Worry? feat. James Adomian (5/12/19)
Our friend James Adomian makes a rare in-person appearance to discuss Mad Magazine, Ben Shapiro being owned by an ancient British Tory, Biden's polls, UFO's and Peggy Noonan's musings on division. Check out James' new podcast The Underculture here: And see the return of Trump vs. Bernie at The Creek and the Cave in Long Island City this Saturday, May 18: Tickets still available for our shows in London and Manchester:
May 13, 2019
313 Teaser - Slate Cultural Cum Fest
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May 10, 2019
312 - Kenneth Friendly's Scorpio Smiling feat. Yael Bridge and Morgan Spector (5/6/19)
We talk to filmmakers Yael Bridge and Morgan Spector about their upcoming documentary "Socialism: An American Story." We also discuss the ongoing failed coup in Venezuela, Nancy Pelosi & Joe Biden, and Trump's assertion that PC culture is ruining horse racing. Support Socialism: An American Story here: Tickets for the May 16th screening of Gremlins 2 with director Joe Dante here: Tickets on sale for our European tour here:
May 06, 2019
311 Teaser - Toon Bullets
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May 03, 2019
310 - Marianne Mindset (4/29/19)
We take a good vibes tour through the most recently declared candidates in the Democratic primary, and discuss how Bernie's big money is wigging out the Wall Street squares. Tickets still available for our shows in Manchester (6/7) and Dublin (6/9 [nice]). And keep an eye out for a 2nd late show in London, all at Join the Marianne Mindset Movement here:
Apr 30, 2019
Bonus: Amber Interviews Vivek Chibber on "The ABC's of Capitalism"
Amber talks to writer and professor of sociology Vivek Chibber about "The ABC's of Capitalism," his new series of pamphlets for Jacobin. Vivek Chibber is the editor of Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy, which is published by Jacobin, along with The ABCs of Capitalism. You can pick up a copy of the ABC's of Capitalism here: Tickets still available for our upcoming shows in Berlin, Glasgow, Manchester and Dublin at:
Apr 29, 2019
Bonus: Virgil Interviews John Cameron Mitchell on "Anthem: Homunculus"
Virgil talks to John Cameron Mitchell, creator of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and "Shortbus," to discuss his new musical narrative podcast, "Anthem: Homunculus". They also discuss being extremely online, the end of sex, and William S. Burroughs. You can find Anthem: Homunculus here: Tickets still available for our upcoming shows in Berlin, Glasgow, Manchester and Dublin at:
Apr 29, 2019
309 Teaser - Dumb Prophet
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Apr 25, 2019
308 - There's Nothing Like a Dame feat. Nick Hayes (4/21/19)
Virgil corrects the record; we riff on the church thing from a week ago; we crow over two Grey Lady articles about the anti-Bernie crowd running scared; and Nick Hayes (@nickfromdetroit) sits in to talk about Means TV (@means_tv), a leftist streaming service. Means TV: Donate to Means TV: DecrimNY Fundraiser: Ithaca Show (4/26): Housing Works Trivia (5/1): European Tour (ON SALE FRIDAY): Sign Up For Our Newsletter:
Apr 21, 2019
306 - 2 Cities, 1 Cup (4/14/19)
We review Ben Shapiro's book "The Right Side of History". Tickets for our Cornell show on 4/26: Come see our May 1 Trivia Night at Housing Works in NYC: Dates, venues and tickets for our European tour will be posted soon at:
Apr 15, 2019
304 - Moby Dick Energy (4/8/19)
From time to time we deign to open our doors to you, dear listeners, to ply us with your burning questions. About the show, about the politics, about life and the future and I don't know about what ever other bullshit. This is one of those times. It's a Q&A episode folks, we love it!
Apr 09, 2019
302 - The Russia House feat. Matt Taibbi (4/1/19)
We're joined by Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi to discuss his new serial book "Hate Inc.", and the political media's many failings in covering Russiagate. Check out Hate Inc. here:
Apr 01, 2019
301 Teaser - Frederica Bimmel
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Mar 28, 2019
It's motherflippin' Mueller Time.
Mar 25, 2019
299 Teaser - Sexy Hamburglar & the Death of Hipsters
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Mar 22, 2019
Bonus: Will Interviews Kim Stanley Robinson with The Antifada
Will guest-hosts on The Antifada to interview legendary sci fi author Kim Stanley Robinson about: Fredric Jameson, Ursula Le Guin, Philip K Dick, post-capitalist futures, utopia, and psychedelic experiences Listen to The Antifada: Subscribe to The Antifada on Patreon: Follow The Antifada:
Mar 21, 2019
298 - The Israel Nerd feat. Eli Valley (3/18/19)
Eli Valley stops by to talk Ilhan Omar, Meghan McCain, Chelsea Clinton, and the latest act of fascist mass murder in Christchurch, NZ. Also Virgil solves the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Mar 19, 2019
Bonus: This Is Where I Leave EU
Amber interviews economist and author Costas Lapavitsas about the European Union, how it works, its problems, how it relates to Brexit, and how we might think of it from a leftist perspective.
Mar 15, 2019
297 Teaser - DBZ: Brexit
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Mar 14, 2019
296 - The Unsullied (3/11/19)
Topics include: Tucker Carlson, Redd Foxx, Meghan McCain, Mrs. Maisel, Yang Gang shit, Miami Pool Boys, 2 Samuel, and the Chinese Hand Job Scandal.
Mar 12, 2019
294 - CPAC: Judgment Days (3/4/19)
Our report on CPAC 2019.
Mar 04, 2019
293 Teaser - Love In The Time of Wonks
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Mar 01, 2019
292 - Hats Off to Larry feat. Larry Charles (2/25/19)
Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Borat, Curb Your Enthusiasm) stops by the trap to discuss his new docuseries, "Dangerous World of Comedy".
Feb 25, 2019
290 - Maximum Boot feat. Lyle Jeremy Rubin and Lyndon LaRouche (2/17/19)
Possibly deceased politician, economist, philosopher and musicologist Lyndon LaRouche* calls in to explain the secret KGB-House of Windsor population reduction cabal. We're then joined by writer Lyle Jeremy Rubin to fully dissect the resurrection of Max Boot, the enduring grift of the neocons, and how we must resist The Blob. Read Lyle's piece in the Baffler here: *James Adomian
Feb 18, 2019
289 Teaser - Conspiracy of Pitches
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Feb 15, 2019
UNLOCKED 287 - Killy Elliott feat. Jon Schwarz (2/7/19)
UNLOCKED Matt and Will discuss the life and career of Elliot Abrams, the newly appoints "special envoy" to Venezuela who may be the most evil person to ever serve in the US government, with The Intercept's Jon Schwarz Read Jonathan's piece here:
Feb 11, 2019
288 - So You Want To Start A Union feat. Brace Belden (2/10/19)
Longtime friend of the show Brace stops by to tell us about his work unionizing Anchor Steam brewing in San Francisco. We also talk about Amy Klobuchar's unique brand of "Minnesota Nice" and dealing with the latest round of attacks on Jeremy Corbyn. Sign the petition to support the Anchor Steam union: Crack open a cold one with the boys, and get it trending: #AnchoredInSF #AnchorUnion
Feb 11, 2019
286 - Soul Man (2/4/19)
We talk healthcare, the growing field of Democratic presidential candidates, and the gobsmacking prevalence of blackface in American culture. To support local theater, please subscribe:
Feb 05, 2019
Big Game Live Stream Promo
Tune in to this Sunday, Feb. 3rd for Chapo's first ever Big Game Halftime Show and Live Stream. Stream starts at whenever halftime is. Like 8:30ish? 9? I don't know, whenever the other one starts, don't ask us to clarify.
Feb 03, 2019
285 Teaser - Sorkin and Sullivan
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Jan 31, 2019
Bonus: Venti Schultz Roast (1/28/19)
In honor of his potential 2020 bid, here's our segment reading from billionaire bean man Howard Schultz's books, way back at our live show at the Vera Project in Seattle on March 30, 2018.
Jan 29, 2019
284 - Dave & Busters feat. Dave Weigel (1/27/19)
Maverick political reporter Dave Weigel drops by to discuss Trump's shutdown cave-in, Roger Stone's arrest, the potential candidacies of Bernie and Howard Schultz, and of course, Pizza Ranch.
Jan 28, 2019
283 Teaser - Bryan Singer Breaks Matt's Mic
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Jan 25, 2019
282 - Syzygy of a Down feat. Gillian Russom and Karla Griego (1/21/19)
Happy Blood Moon, all. Matt and Virgil break down reactions to the rude MAGA teen, and cover new entries into the rapidly growing 2020 Democratic Primary field. We're also joined by Gillian Russom and Karla Griego, two Los Angeles teachers, to discuss what's at stake in the ongoing L.A. teachers' strike. Please consider supporting the strike: UTLA strike fund: Tacos for Teachers California Educators Rising:
Jan 21, 2019
281 Teaser - Presidential Burger Report
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Jan 17, 2019
Episode 280 - MacKenzie's 60 Billion Dollar Challenge (1/14/19)
It's Bernie, Bitch. We talk Amber's new piece arguing the need to get behind Bernie. We also fantasize about what we'd do if WE were getting divorced from Jeff Bezos and end with another dark trip to Carcosa. Read Amber's Baffler article here: Once more:
Jan 15, 2019
279 Teaser - Don't Let The Big City Perverts Fool You
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Jan 10, 2019
Episode 278 - Vision 2020 (1/6/19)
What has happened before will happen again. What has been done before will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun. - Ecclesiastes 1:9 Welcome to 2019!
Jan 07, 2019
Episode 277 Teaser - The Nightmare of Lt. Felix Cumtree
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Jan 03, 2019
Episode 276 - Under the Hood at the Beltway Garage (12/30/18)
Chapo News Network senior political analysts Franklin Darrow and Taft Hartley run down the winners and losers of DC in 2018. Then, Matt and Virgil engage in a freewheeling discussion of predictions for 2019. New Years, baby, gimme dat new ass year.
Dec 31, 2018
Episode 275 Teaser - Dr. Pennyfarthing & the Cursed Record Store
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Dec 27, 2018
Episode 274 - Chapo Trap House Presents: It's A Willderful Life (12/24/18)
Merry Christmas! Here's our gift to the world: "It's A Willderful Life" A Radio Play By Chapo Trap House featuring the voices of: Will Menaker as Himself Virgil Texas as Himself/Clarence the Angel Amber Frost as Herself/God Matt Christman as Himself/Mr. Podder/Old Man Felix Beiderman as Himself Chris Wade as Himself/Podcast Inspector James Adomian as Bernie Sanders Katherine Krueger as Herself Adam Friedland as Himself Stavros Halkias as HImself and Nick Mullen as Himself/Tiny Dick Salesman
Dec 24, 2018
Episode 272 - The Butterfly Effect (12/17/18)
We examine Matt’s SNL martyrdom, continue to dance on the grave of the Weekly Standard, then ask: will anyone think of the butterflies?
Dec 18, 2018
270 - Beto Males feat. Liz Bruenig (12/9/18)
We coordinate with fellow operator in the Brotherhood of Bernard, Liz Bruenig, to derail the political aspirations of a certain Texan politician. We also mourn the losses of the Weakly Standard and our benevolent WASP ruling class.
Dec 10, 2018
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Yanis Varoufakis
Virgil talks to former Greek minister of Finance and academic Yanis Varoufakis about DiEM25, his new project to build a pan-European leftist movement. DiEM25: European Spring: Progressive International: EDITORS NOTE: If any listener has any way to put us in contact with Jarvis Cocker to follow up on the questions raised in this show, please contact us at
Dec 06, 2018
Episode 268 - Condom Depot Presents: Fighting in the Age of Horniness feat. Jon Bois (12/2/18)
We talk to documentary filmmakers Jon Bois and Felix Biederman about their triumphant new film on mixed martial arts, politics and society, "Fighting in the Age of Loneliness". Watch Fighting in the Age of Loneliness here: Felix mentions Shannon Strucci's Fake Friends videos, find them here: Tickets to E1 Live feat. Felix and Virgil here: Info on Princeton Event: Name: Civilized Conversation with Virgil Texas, Matt Christman, and Will Menaker Date: 12/6 Time: 6:00PM Location: Whig Hall @ Princeton University (45 minutes from Philadelphia, for those who might want to make the drive up) Details: Event will be open to public and free of charge. New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York fans are welcome! To attend, please contact Justin Wittekind at, who will give you information about how to get to the event either by car or by transit and who to contact
Dec 03, 2018
266 - Rod Friended Me (11/27/18)
In a triple-stuffed Chapo, we got: - A call from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo* - A look at our beloved friend Rod Dreher's porn collection - Another edition of Pre-Taped Call-In Show, featuring your calls to our special 1-800 number (1-800-420-LMAO**) *James Adomian **No, for real, call our number at: 1-800-583-1315
Nov 27, 2018
Bonus: Chris Talks Hurricane Relief & "Disaster Socialism" with Tallahassee DSA
Here's a little Thanksgiving bonus for you all: Producer Chris talks to members of the Tallahassee DSA about their disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Michael. They discuss their idea of "disaster socialism": the opportunity to bring networks of solidarity created by organizations like DSA to direct aid of afflicted communities in the wake of these (increasingly frequent) climate disasters. We also discuss failures of state relief organizations, the presence of right-wing vigilante groups after the storm, and free pizza as praxis. Tallahassee DSA Disaster Relief Fund: Support and donate to Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: Cosby Hayes is an artist, activist and co-chair of the Tallahassee DSA and co-host of the podcast Tropical Depression with Ryan Ray and Daniel Moran. Pearson Bolte is the co-host of Coffee with Comrades: Ryan Ray is an electoral organizer with Tallahassee DSA.
Nov 22, 2018
Episode 264 - The Golden Ones feat. Natalie Wynn a.k.a. ContraPoints (11/18/18)
Natalie Wynn a.k.a. ContraPoints stops by the Trap to discuss deprogramming incels, Swedish Muscle Nazis, small king Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson's messiah complex, and of course, the Immutable Law of Bone. please check out all the great ContraPoints videos:
Nov 19, 2018
Bonus: Chris Discusses U.S. Navy Bombing of the Mariana Islands
U.S. Pacific territories: What are they? Why do we have them? And why is the U.S. Navy trying to drop bombs on a tiny, inhabited, volcanic island? Producer Chris discusses territorial activism on the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and resisting the Navy running amok there, with journalist Sophia Perez. Go Fund Me for Super Typhoon Yutu Relief: More info about the Navy's plans to increase militarization in the Pacific (and where to donate to the resistance): Sophia's podcast, The Alternative Zero Project: or wherever you get your podcasts
Nov 16, 2018
262 - Blood and Cheesecake (11/12/18)
Matt, Will & Chris sum up the aftermath of the midterm elections, defend Western civilization from those who would destroy it, and check in on insufferable public intellectual Bernard Henri Levy's one twat show.
Nov 12, 2018
Bonus: Ham Man Bad
A SPECIAL PRE-ELECTION DAY BONUS EP!!!! In case you live in Wisconsin and needed any further motivation to vote Scott Walker out of office, here is our honey-baked roast of Scott Walker and his unbearable book "Unintimidated", live from the Barrymore Theater in Madison, Wisconsin on 10/16/18.
Nov 05, 2018
260 - Wonk The Pain Away: An Election Special feat. Will Sommer (11/4/18)
It's Midterms, baby! Gotta love da Midterms. We start off today's show getting our Wohls filled by Will Sommer with the story of Trump-worshipping wunderkind Jacob Wohl's sad attempt to frame Robert Mueller. Then Virgil takes the wheel and guides us through America's hotly contested midterm landscape. Will Democrats eke out enough power to put a check on America's Three Stooges-led slide into fascism? Will Republicans solidify their stranglehold on power? Will we be excoriated by online communists for engaging in bourgeois electoralism? Come wonk off with us and find out! Keep an eye on our Twitter feed or the subreddit for updates on where you can watch our election night live feed, starting 8pm tuesday night.
Nov 04, 2018
Episode 258 - Lesko's Lament (10/29/18)
We do our best to unpack the last week's numerous tragic instances of creeping fash. It may be a hellworld, but at least we've Celebrity Death Match! Watch the walnut head cracking videos referenced here: and here
Oct 30, 2018
Bonus: Brazil feat. Ben Fogel (10/26/18)
Amber talks to author and editor Ben Fogel about Brazil's current political crisis, its contemporary political history, and how the left should approach "anti-corruption". Against Anti-Corruption: Brazil's Never-Ending Crisis: Aufhebunga Bunga Podcast:
Oct 26, 2018
Episode 256 - Ass, Grass or Sasse(10/22/18)
01:05:00 one caravans for free We talk caravans, Khashoggi, and Ben Sasse. (Editor's Note: I really didn't want to make Ben Sasse's stupid face the episode image, so here's a spooky image instead)
Oct 23, 2018
Episode 254 - Best of the Midwest: Columbus & Chicago feat. Brett Payne and Bryan Quinby (10/15/18)
In the first part of this double shot of recent Midwest live shows, we're joined by Street Fight's Brett and Bryan at The Columbus Athenaeum for a dive into Charlie Kirk's extremely shitty new book "Campus Battlefield: How Conservatives Can WIN the Battle on Campus and Why It Matters" Then, from Chicago's House of Blues we introduce an unforgettable new character into the Chapo pantheon of Op-ed shitheads. Tickets still available for Madison and Minneapolis!!!!
Oct 16, 2018
Episode 252 - Rod Dreher’s The Exorcist feat. Brett Payne and Bryan Quinby (10/9/18)
Recorded in our spiritual 2nd home of Columbus, Ohio, we're joined by Street Fight Radio's Brett and Bryan to discuss being good boys online, an unjustly incarcerated hero of the NYC public transit system and Blue Lives Magic. In the second act, we bring you a truly remarkable & horrifying reading series from friend of the show Rod Dreher recorded live at Mr. Small's in Pittsburgh, PA. Please support Darius McCollum: And come to our remaining midwest shows:
Oct 09, 2018
Episode 250 - Big Dickinson Energy feat. Alena Smith (10/1/18)
We're joined by showrunner Alena Smith to make wild, baseless assertions about Gen X and their place in American society and culture. We then turn to the New York Times' Frank Bruni to digest a delectable morsel of news: the possible 2020 democratic candidacy of elfin billionaire Mike Bloomberg. Tickets on sale for our midwest tour, starting just next week: 2nd SHOW ADDED for Minneapolis:
Oct 01, 2018
Episode 248 - Too Many Bretts! (9/24/18)
Matt, Virgil, and Will break down all the latest in the Kavanaugh saga including Ed Whelan and his DOA"doppleganger theory" but sadly all before we knew he was a virgin in HS. We then talk Beto vs Ted and issue a call to arms to the movie theaters, eateries and treat dispensaries of New York City. COME SEE US IN THE MIDWEST
Sep 25, 2018
Bonus - Unions: They're Good Folks! An Interview with Bhaskar Sunkara
Amber interviews Bhaskar Sunkara on the centrality of trade unions in socialism, and the role of organized labor in the fight against sexism and racism.
Sep 22, 2018
Episode 246 - Best of New England Live, Part 2 (9/19/18)
Live from The Bell House in Brooklyn we shovel dirt on Brett Kavanaugh and his many defenders and then from The Met in Pawtucket, RI we discuss the life and times of Providence native son, H.P. Lovecraft, aka the Poster Out of Time MIDWEST WE'RE COMING FOR YOU
Sep 20, 2018
Episode 246 - Best of New England Live, Part 1 (9/18/18)
In Part One of our 'Best of the Tour' compilation, in Boston we revisit the Caleb Jacoby saga and do a brief retrospective on the recent writings of his dad and world-class asshole Jeff. In Hamden, CT we count down the most evil shitheads ever produced by hell mouth Yale University Come see us in the Midwest next month!!
Sep 18, 2018
Episode 244 - A Nice Chill Show (9/11/18)
Here's a nice, relaxed episode of your favorite podcasters just hanging out and having a nice time. Felix and Will show up later to join the show. We're in between legs of the tour and saving our best material for the stage so, for anyone who has wondered, this is what it's like in the car between shows. It's Chapo Town. Tickets Still Available for the Tour, Come See Us:
Sep 11, 2018
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Cynthia Nixon
Virgil interviews Cynthia Nixon!
Sep 11, 2018
Episode 242 - Touched by a Funeral (9/3/18)
Well folks, we worked on Labor Day to own the Libs: We discuss the McCain funeral and how you really got to hand it to these #resistance folks for how hard they're working to prove Trump right about the swamp. Then, we check in with Donna Brazile to learn how she and the X-Men are similar. Tickets still available for NE Tour!
Sep 04, 2018
Episode 240 - The Shittalk Express (8/27/18)
All Aboard! Tickets still available for our Northeast Tour:
Aug 28, 2018
Episode 239 Teaser - Prison Strike
Aug 25, 2018
Bonus: Chris Talks To Stonybrook Apartments Activists
Producer Chris is back talking to more activists, this time with Crystal, head of the Stonybrook Tenant Association, and Grant, from the Palm Beach County Tenants Union, about their fight against managerial neglect and dangerous living conditions in the Stonybrook Apartments in Palm Beach County Florida. Stonybrook gofundme (for emergency relief and legal action resources): Palm Beach Tenants Union paypal (supports the union and helps provide material aid –groceries, organizing materials, etc– to Stonybrook tenants): A list of Millennia's low-income properties nationwide: Most recent local news story covering the events:
Aug 24, 2018
Episode 238 - The Mueller's Tale (8/20/18)
AKA - No Sons Seeing my Shirtless Men President Trump is mad at windmills and has seen "that movie." Two muscular brothers defend a buff and nude Mueller. Media's most preeminent treat boy attempts to secure his legacy. Even Baseball Crank is back. Today's episode is a grab bag overflowing with riches. The book is finally out and in stores now! Buy tickets for our Northeast Tour NOW! (Chapo & The Wolf cold-open by Brendan James)
Aug 21, 2018
Bonus: Interview with Parquet Courts' A. Savage
Amber, Will and Chris talk to A. Savage, vocalist and guitarist for the rock and roll band Parquet Courts. Pick up their new album, Wide Awake!, here:
Aug 18, 2018
UNLOCKED - Amber Interviews Aaron J. Leonard
Amber interviews author Aaron J. Leonard to discuss his book "A Threat of the First Magnitude: Counterintelligence & Infiltration From the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union — 1962-1974" You can find A Threat of the First Magnitude here:
Aug 16, 2018
Episode 236 - Space Force: Mobile Infantry (8/13/18)
After Matt reports on some meatspace QAnon art and we all agree we could go for a Wendell's Hammed Burger, we have a rare triple header reading series for you this week. We touch on Trump's Space Force, whether socialism will provide an adequate supply of prayer rugs and vegan milk, and if Israel is an Alpha Operator or a Beta App Developer. GET CHAPO TEAM FYM TO 1,000 subscribers: Links to purchase Chapo Audio Book: Audible: Google Play: Tour Dates and Tickets:
Aug 13, 2018
Episode 234 - Congrat's (8/5/18)
​Papa Menaker is away moving this weekend, so three of his chocolate-smeared children are allowed to get their grubby little mitts all over the pod. Matt, Felix and Amber congratulate Apple for becoming the first trillion dollar company, Paul Manafort for his impeccable fashion sense, and Obama for turning 57 this week. To celebrate Obama's birthday we read from "Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery" and try not to succumb to the deep depression it induces.
Aug 06, 2018
Episode 232 - America, You Sexy Bigfoot! (7/30/18)
America's got Bigfoot fever, and so do we! After spending some time discussing white rappers, gaming, and hunting sexy Bigfoot, we discuss Meghan McCain's recent tirade against socialism, and further explore her thoughts on Faith, Wealth, Privilege and why she should NOT feel bad about having all three in a reading from her 2012 book (with Michael Ian Black), "America, You Sexy Bitch!". Buy Tickets for Julia Salazar Comedy Fundraiser Here:
Jul 31, 2018
Episode 230 - A Colossal Wreck (7/22/18)
​Look on my Fest, ye Mighty, and despair....Will and Matt report on Fear and Loathing at Ozyfest. To get your free e-book copy of "Chapo Trap House Presents TALES FROM THE DARK LOOKING GLASS" email a copy of your receipt for "The Chapo Guide to Revolution" to Also check out @jamie_elizabeth on The Majority Report and @the_antifada podcast
Jul 23, 2018
Bonus: SEX! Now that we have your attention: Work
Will and Virgil talk to writer, podcaster and sex workers' rights advocate Conner Habib and Tai, a self-described "whore of all trades". They discuss sex workers' labor issues, the atrocious SESTA/FOSTA bill, various models of sex work decriminalization, and why you can no longer use phrases like "lusty hands" on certain web forums. Sex Workers Outreach Project SWOP Behind Bars Lysistrata Follow Conner here: @connerhabib Find his podcast here:
Jul 17, 2018
UNLOCKED episode 225 - The Poster's Crusade (7/6/18)
In a special unlocked episode that we was too good to keep to ourselves, we thoroughly annihilate Dan Pfieffer's new book "Yes We Still Can" along with the entire universe of ex-Obama admin comm guys who also have a podcast you may have heard of. Please use this episode to start a conversation with any friend or relative who is skeptical about buying OUR book. Buy the book
Jul 16, 2018
Episode 228 - Supreme Clientele feat. Elon Musk* and Ashley Feinberg (7/15/18)
Genius humanitarian and humble dreamer Elon Musk* calls in to talk about rescuing all those kids trapped in a cave and what else he plans to do to humanity. Then we're joined by Ashley Feinberg to talk about the Trump family standing techniques and Don Jr's life as a divorced guy on Instagram. Then we dive into the spate of Op-Eds on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and what a great guy, dad he is. *James Adomian
Jul 15, 2018
Bonus: Chris talks to Occupy ICE Portland
Producer Chris steps out from behind the 1s and 2s and talks to Jordan, an activist with Portland's Occupy ICE movement, about their goals, strategies, and how the occupation is functioning on a day-to-day basis. Occupy ICE Portland on twitter: small followup: DHS attempted to raid the camp again on Monday:
Jul 12, 2018
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Julia Salazar, LIVE!
On July 3rd, Virgil interviewed candidate for New York State Senate Julia Salazar in front of a sold out crowd at Brooklyn's Starr Bar. They discuss housing and justice reform, and how her potential Democratic Socialist caucus of one might begin transforming New York State government. more on her campaign here:​ Donate to Julia’s campaign: Donate to Chapo’s campaign:
Jul 10, 2018
Episode 226 - Islands in the Stream (7/9/18)
Matt, Will and Felix take a belated 4th of July look at why, in Axios' opinion, we should be proud to be Americans. We then examine Alan Dershowitz' floundering social life and discuss why he ACTUALLY should be ostracized from society. Finally, we turn from America's old decadent and depraved ruling class to its up and coming ruling class, who are decadent and depraved in confounding new ways. #LiberateStonybrook C'mon Buy the Book: Donate to Salazar for Senate
Jul 09, 2018
Episode 225 Teaser - LOOK HOW BAD I WANT IT (7/6/18)
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Jul 06, 2018
Episode 224 - Cortez the Killer feat. Trevor Beaulieu and Katherine Krueger (7/2/18)
Pulling at a thread from last week's episode, we look at a round up of panicked and outraged takes on how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory will spell doom for socialism, doom for democrats and/or an all out race war, depending on which crank you ask. Buy Tickets for Virgil's Event Here:
Jul 02, 2018
BONUS - Behind the Laughter: Mike Reiss
Virgil and Matt sit down with longtime Simpsons writer Mike Reiss to discuss his new book "Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets and Outright Lies From a Lifetime of Writing For The Simpsons". Also the co-creator of The Critic and creator of Queer Duck, Mike has written for the Simpsons off and on since its creation, and with him we talk about our favorite family, Thomas Edison's cinema-busting goon squad, the traitor Leon Trotsky's whereabouts, and Star Trek cast members' thoughts on trains. Be nice to Mike on Twitter: Buy Mike's Book: Hell, buy our book too:​
Jun 29, 2018
223 Teaser - A Light Somewhere Out There
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Jun 29, 2018
222 - RESPECT. feat. Adam Friedland and Mike Recine (6/24/18)
We talk to some friends of ours about the extraordinary film 'Gotti', but above all we must be loyle to our capos.
Jun 25, 2018
Episode 221 Teaser - Welcome to...The Villages
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Jun 21, 2018
Episode 220 - Camp Donald feat. Libby Watson (6/17/18)
Felix gamed so dang hard on the new Chapo Twitch Stream he overslept our crack-of-3 p.m. call time, so a skeleton crew of Will and Matt are joined by Chapo associate and fan favorite Libby Watson to discuss the delightful topics of America's child concentration camps, a D.C. ballot measure to get tipped workers actually paid a living wage, and yet another attempt to understand the country club-dwelling, restaurant-owning Trump-supporting common folk of our heartland, but all after we receive a special call-in from former governor Jesse Ventura* to talk about the lighter side of the news and the recent raccoon antics in the Minneapolis/St Paul region. *James Adomian Donate to the RAICES Family Reunification and Bond Fund: FREE our Families: Buy tickets for Felix's Show July 1st at The Hideout in Chicago
Jun 18, 2018
Episode 219 Teaser - RIP Krauthammer 40K
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Jun 15, 2018
Episode 218 - The President's Neck Is Missing feat. David Roth (6/10/18)
David Roth returns so we can discuss a very special horse & our Big Wet Leader's ongoing feud with the NFL. This leads into a discussion of the particular national psychosis induced by American Protestantism, and how the Puritans formed the country's first home owner's association. We then read some selections from former President Bill Clinton's very not-about-him spy thriller, and an extremely normal idea to fix New York's trains. Read David's article here:
Jun 11, 2018
Episode 216 - First Time, Long Time feat. PFT Commenter (6/3/18)
It's sports night here on Chapo! We're go deep into the Red Zone with local radio call-in favorite, PFT Commenter. We go around the horn and take a tour through the wide world of sports takes: Is Lebron overrated? Should we play the National Anthem before movies? Should you kneel? Did Robert Redford make the right move by leaving Kristen Scott Thomas at the end of 'The Horse Whisperer'? We analyze the athletes who clash on the gridiron and the heroes who cover them in the sports media.
Jun 04, 2018
UNLOCKED - In Conclusion, Palestine is a Land of Contrasts feat. @Intifadarling (5/23/18)
Due to overwhelming popular demand, we've unlocked this recent episode... Felix talks with @intifadarling, a Palestinian-American activist based in Ramallah. They discuss the context of the May 14 massacre of Palestinian protesters in Gaza, the political situation between Israel, America and Palestine, and the future of the Palestinian people.
Jun 01, 2018
Episode 214 - 6 Weird Election Tricks That ACTUALLY Work! feat. David Faris (5/27/18)
​Will and Virgil peel back the curtain to give an intimate backstage look at their recent media hit with Jesse "The Body" Ventura on RT.* They're then joined by political scientist David Faris to discuss his book "It's Time To Fight Dirty". Faris out lines all the ways a slim democratic majority could and should shortcut norms and the constitution to build enduring power, while Will and Virgil supply all the reasons they'll probably be too chicken to actually do so. Finally, a reading from the good book. *Note: Our segment seems to have been cut before airing lol we still love you Jesse! Buy the book:
May 28, 2018
Episode 213 Teaser - Israel's Economic Exploitation of Palestine feat. @Intifadarling
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May 24, 2018
Bonus: Matt and Mike Duncan Talk "Revolutions"
Matt is joined by the Revolutions Podcast's Mike Duncan to discuss 1848, Louis-Napoleon and his modern-day equivalent, what we can learn from history, and the future of revolutions. Mike's Podcast: Mike's Book:
May 23, 2018
Episode 212 - Borderline feat. Brendan James (5/21/18)
It's been a miserable and grim week in terms of the news so we brought Chapo fam and extended universe associate Brendan James back and after a long shaggy dog story about Virgil and Matt going to a video game expo at NYU (seriously the real show starts at 0:12:45), we wade into the badness and discuss the massacres carried out by the IDF in Gaza, and the ever-increasing complicity of America's media and elected officials in accelerating it. We then turn to America's own borders and discuss the conflation of immigration and terror street gang MS-13. Finally we present a classic reading series from a dear old friend and debut a brand new form of reading series: our own book. Buy our book. Buy our book, we say? Yes, friends, buy our book. Pre-order the book here:
May 21, 2018
Episode 211 Teaser - Requesting Immediate Evac From This Riff
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May 17, 2018
Episode 210 - ICE to See You feat. Jake Flores (5/13/18)
We take a moment to salute the life and achievements of Sen. John McCain, and then are joined by comedian Jake Flores (@feraljokes) to hear all about his run-in with the Department of Homeland Security. For Jake's Tour Dates check his twitter account @Feraljokes Read Katherine Krueger's interview with Jake here: Support International Whore's Day and fight SESTA/FOSTA: Donate to Rakem Balogun: Listen and Subscribe to Pod Damn America:
May 13, 2018
Episode 209 Teaser - Barbara Ehrenreich on Medicating the Elderly
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May 10, 2018
208 - Donnie's World Tour feat. Derek Davison (5/6/18)
As Will's strike continues, Matt and Felix are joined by Derek Davison for a tour of news out of the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula. Derek's Patreon Derek's blog
May 07, 2018
207 Teaser - Trump Hires The Best People
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May 04, 2018
Episode 206 - Dry Boys Ride Again (5/1/18)
It's a real throwback ep as the original Dry Boys record the way it all started to discuss the idiotic non-controversy around the White House Correspondents Dinner that has consumed media discourse over the last week.​
May 01, 2018
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Geneviéve Jones-Wright
Virgil talks to Geneviéve Jones-Wright, a public defender running for District Attorney of San Diego County. They discuss restorative justice, the criminalization of homelessness, dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, and those strange burritos they eat there.
Apr 30, 2018
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Dan Canon
Virgil sits down with Dan Canon, candidate for Congress in Indiana's 9th district. They discuss Dan's background as a civil rights attorney litigating some cases you -may- have heard of, his thoughts on dismantling ICE, and his plans to defeat the millionaire failson Republican he intends to run against.
Apr 24, 2018
Episode 204 - Comey the Clown feat. Katherine Krueger (4/23/18)
This week we're joined by Splinter's Katherine Krueger to do a book report on James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty" and learn about ethical leadership from the former FBI director. Read Katherine's piece about Comey's Barnes & Noble event: Pre Order our book at
Apr 23, 2018
Episode 202 - Sgt. Anne Marie Slaughter feat. Dan Finn & Eric Blanc (4/15/18)
A double dose of interviews for this week: First, Daniel Finn on the allegations of anti-semitism being leveled at Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party Then, we talk to Eric Blanc about the teacher's strike in Oklahoma But not before talking about this weekend's air strikes of Syria and the aptly named duo of Samantha Power and Anne Marie Slaughter.
Apr 16, 2018
Episode 201 Teaser - #ICleanUpGood-Gate
Zuckerberg gets grilled by congress about the REAL problem with the Facebook Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! West Coast Tour Posters by Jon White Available Here:
Apr 12, 2018
Episode 200 - The Jeffrey Goldberg Variations (3/9/18)
In our 200th episode we interview regular normal one-haver Kurt Eichenwald* about his ongoing lawsuits against everyone who makes fun of him online and his normal interest in hentai. Then we go through Atlantic Magazine editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg's week of triumph: first grilling the new crown prince of Saudi Arabia on how Hitler is the worst thing you can be, his hilarious shit-canning of abortion survivor Kevin D. Williamson, and finally his childhood of being bullied by the Irish. *James Adomian Happy 200th episode! Pre-order our book at to celebrate
Apr 09, 2018
Episode 199 Teaser - Matt V. Brady's Ready Player One Review
@MattVBrady reviews "Ready Player One" Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Apr 06, 2018
Episode 198 - Asked & Answered (4/3/18)
A very tired gang prepares to return home from their West Coast conquest and takes listener questions culled from the Chapo subreddit
Apr 03, 2018
UNLOCKED - Episode 197 - The YIMBY Failing Project feat. Shanti Singh (3/28/18)
UNLOCKED The gang takes a break in the middle of their West Coast tour to talk urban housing with Shanti Singh (@uhshanti), co-chair of the DSA SF Housing Committee and steering committee member. While Will cooks up a banquet they discuss the sanctity of the Atlantic’s op/ed roster, Baseball Crank’s mpreg fantasy, Silicon Valley’s Pinkerton-patrolled company towns, candidate cities for Chapo’s new content factory, and YIMBYism, the hot new fad among poorly socialized free market liberals. - DSA SF's campaign to give tenants facing eviction a universal right to counsel
Apr 02, 2018
Episode 197 Teaser - Folks, We're Bringing The Guilds Back
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Mar 29, 2018
Episode 196 Crazy Joe's Folly
The boys make use of Jack Wagner and Brandon Wardell's podcasting compound in one of our dumbest episodes yet because John Bolton is going to kill everyone
Mar 26, 2018
Episode 194 - F*ck 12 feat. Shuja Haider and Elon Musk (3/18/18)
Elon Musk* calls in to recruit us into his Star Child program. Then we're joined by Shuja Haider to go through all of Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life. *(James Adomian) Shuja's article in viewpoint: Tix Still Available in San Francisco pre-order the chapo guide to revolution:…/1127949899#/…ook/dp/B079RLXFYB
Mar 19, 2018
Episode 192 - Spice World feat. Jacob Bacharach (3/10/18)
The Spice Must Flow - We look at a new paper that claims reviving overdosing heroin users is a moral hazard because it encourages junkies to just do more heroin. - We encourage the budding friendship between big square boys Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un - Jacob gives the most concise explanation of Dune possibly ever made as we discuss its enduring legacy. - Finally, David Brooks attempts to get into the Co-ed mindset. San Fransisco and Portland tickets still available: Buy Jacob's new book on Joan Didion and his Pittsburgh novels: Also buy our book:…/1127949899#/…ook/dp/B079RLXFYB
Mar 12, 2018
Episode 190 - School's Out feat. Michael Mochaidean (3/4/18)
SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY WITH THE W VA TEACHERS On this week's show we discuss the West Virginia teachers' strike and other issues of labor politics with currently striking teacher Michael Mochaidean. - This leads us to a freewheeling discussion of Democrats' role in the declining power of labor, how market forces affect our childhoods, University consumerism and "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua. - Finally, we celebrate the unsung heroes of American Abolitionism: Libertarians. Pre Order The Chapo Guide to Revolution:…/1127949899#/…ook/dp/B079RLXFYB
Mar 04, 2018
Episode 189 Teaser - Sgt. Prof. General Kelly feat. Patton Oswalt
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Mar 01, 2018
Episode 188 - Menaker Facts Stated feat. Daniel Menaker (2/25/18)
Author...Editor...Father -We finally peel away the layers of rumor and intrigue and get to the bottom of Will's secret family history with the help of his father, Daniel Menaker - Felix brings us Dana Loesch's Harsh Normie Tweets, and we examine the link between normie-ism and fascism - Finally, Dennis Prager complains about how liberals complain too much to be happy. Tix for West Coast Tour available at Pre Order The Chapo Guide to Revolution:…/1127949899#/…ook/dp/B079RLXFYB
Feb 26, 2018
Episode 187 Teaser - I Was a Teenage Dictator
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Feb 23, 2018
Episode 185 Teaser - Denis Peterson
Feb 19, 2018
Episode 186 - Executive Producer feat. Richard Wolff (2/18/18)
Will, Amber, and Matt sit down with Professor Richard Wolff to talk Boss Baby and Marx in the 21st Century Tix for West Coast Tour available at Pre Order The Chapo Guide to Revolution:
Feb 19, 2018
Episode 184 - The United States of Care Lords feat. Dino Guastella
This week we're joined by Dino Guastella from the DSA medicare for all campaign. We begin by taking a look at the wide world of sports before talking about the new movement that's sweeping the nation: the United States of Care. We also discuss ways to protect Jesse Farrar and read an essay from a brave TP USA's student activist censored by a lib professor.
Feb 12, 2018
Episode 183 Teaser - GlenGreenwald Glen Ross
Feb 07, 2018
Episode 182 - Soup or Bowl?
The whole gang is re-united for this one, but first Felix must confront and defeat the final boss of Rockabillys before we reach the next level. Then, after a totally normal and planned break, we discuss the highs lows of Superbowl and its commercials. And finally Megan McArdle gives us 12 rules to live by.
Feb 06, 2018
Episode 181 Teaser - Imgur Technical School
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Feb 05, 2018
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Kaniela Ing
An extra treat for you this week, Virgil interviews Kaniela Ing, Hawaiian state legislator and democratic socialist running for the U.S. House of Representatives. They discuss his beliefs, his campaign, and his feud with Mark Zuckerberg.
Jan 31, 2018
Episode 180 - D Triple C 6 Mafia feat. Ryan Grim (1/28/18)
Will, Felix and Virgil are joined by The Intercept's Ryan Grim to discuss his and Lee Fang's reporting about how the Democratic Party creates and reproduces itself through big money and consulting at the expense of potentially winning candidates. ​ Subscribe to the Chapo newsletter: Become a subscriber to get an extra show a week:
Jan 29, 2018
Episode 178 - Government Nutdown (1/22/18)
Due to the government shutdown Amber and Matt have been furloughed so Will, Felix and Virgil take the show in a strange new direction...topics include: the government shutdown, Trump voter letters to the NYT, Smokey the Bear: Hot or Not?, What "the economy is good" means in regards to Americans' actual lives, Chelsea Manning at Freedom Night, the right wing musical stylings of Milk n Cook and Mark Steyn's Putty Tat song. We also give our congrats to this weekend's winning NFL teams.
Jan 22, 2018
Episode 176 - Any Port In a Stormy feat. Alex Pareene (1/13/18)