Chapo Trap House and the rise of the dirtbag left

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For the uninitiated, CTH is a very popular (to the tune of $30k+ per month coming in via Pateron) podcast by a group of foul-mouthed socialists with a tendency to tear into liberals with just as much (if not more) zeal than conservatives. They were recently profiled/critiqued in the New Yorker. The episode in which they respond to the article (mostly by viciously mocking the author and the New Yorker in general) is a decent introduction. There's also a critique of the critique, of course.

I'm interested in this growing notion of the "dirtbag left" and the increasing ranks of the DSA, which I recognize are partly separate phenomena. (There is an amusing schism in their demo between the very young and the very old.)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:11 (one year ago) Permalink

This was probably the best intro I ever read:

http://splitsider.com/2016/09/explaining-the-chapo-trap-house-podcast-to-the-uninitiated/

Which gets into the reference-heavy jag the show occasionally launches off on.

THE SKURJ OF FAKE NEWS. (kingfish), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:17 (one year ago) Permalink

these dudes sound pretty unpleasant tbh

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:22 (one year ago) Permalink

I follow some dem socialists on Twitter and it took me like three goddamn months that it was a podcast and not just some sort of weird meme

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Can someone explain to me how this podcast and its Patreon patrons are connected to progressive causes by something stronger than the tether between Hot Shots: Part Deux and the US Navy?

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:25 (one year ago) Permalink

I have only heard a few recent episodes, but the divide in airtime between vulgar comic riffs and actual discussion/intvws is pretty much 50/50

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:27 (one year ago) Permalink

to answer yr question more directly Tombot I have seen a *lot* of tweets w/ CTH fans flaunting their newly received Socialist Organizer mailers/cards, anecdotal certainly but not nothing

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:31 (one year ago) Permalink

They're still spending way too much time complaining about Hillary, the election and their critics. I find it amusing enough as a light podcast for driving but they're going to have to move on to keep listeners.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:33 (one year ago) Permalink

a vigorous and funny response to the alt-right is probably a good thing, but this just sounds like a load of jerks being jerks

iatee otm

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:33 (one year ago) Permalink

This sounds pretty 'edgy'. I'll be interested to see what these guys do once they're out of high school.

DJ Untz Hall (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:38 (one year ago) Permalink

I find it amusing enough as a light podcast for driving but they're going to have to move on to keep listeners.

Agreed, I think this will be a necessity after the inauguration anyway

tbh I mostly enjoy their eviscerations of liberal commentators/thinkers - fish in a barrel, sure, but undeniably satisfying

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Have never listened to the show, read the article, I think i follow a couple of them on twitter. I hadn't realized they responded to the article with vicious mockery on their show, that's kind of a bummer since I saw them responding to outraged CTH devotees on twitter with essentially "chill the fuck out, it was a pretty good profile."

JoeStork, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:39 (one year ago) Permalink

in the following episode they emphasized that they were embarrassed by people defending them

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:40 (one year ago) Permalink

I think the 'jerks being jerks' stuff is overstated. I've listened to 10-12 eps now and there's nothing really offensive? They pick on dweeby Twitter people and pundits.

The episodes where they read from Ross Douthat and Megan McCardle's books are the best I've heard, followed by the interview with Adam Curtis.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Can someone explain to me how this podcast and its Patreon patrons are connected to progressive causes by something stronger than the tether between Hot Shots: Part Deux and the US Navy?

It's an Air America show that can survive on its listener base, I don't think anyone's expecting them to start a revolution with a podcast. It's amusing to listen to a talk show with an actual left-wing viewpoint.

At least some of them are active with DSA and similar groups but they're also just relatively privileged liberal arts college NYC alt-media people.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:51 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm realizing I could have asked the same question about Das Racist (RIP) and gotten kind of the same answer and it would have been fine. Why I felt the need to ask it of a podcast as if that requires a different kind of "authentic" pedigree is weird, and my thinking needs unpacking on that

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 02:00 (one year ago) Permalink

Can someone explain to me how this podcast and its Patreon patrons are connected to dirtbag causes?

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 02:35 (one year ago) Permalink

I think I need it explained to me how they are not directly related

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 03:20 (one year ago) Permalink

I've listened to most episodes, it's a great podcast. Their coverage of the primaries was often very funny. An early ep had a great guest who detailed the situation w teacher strikes in Mexico. Occasionally they do succumb to the more deluded and counter productive tendencies of hardcore Berners though.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 03:43 (one year ago) Permalink

i'll out myself. matt's a thoughtful guy. felix is lol in most moods and he reminds me eerily of turkey-obsessed college friends i miss; also i found his les mis reading compelling. will clearly guides the whole thing and holds episodes together but imo is the blankest when he goes on the attack. some episodes really are just them giggling at their own press clips. thought it was completely hilarious that their william f buckley impression was actually a capt. peter peachfuzz impression.

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:40 (one year ago) Permalink

obviously the keep it negative dickhole zing crew should run podcasting

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:42 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't think "keep it negative" is a fair summation of their worldview

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:44 (one year ago) Permalink

a vigorous and funny response to the alt-right is probably a good thing, but this just sounds like a load of jerks being jerks

maybe if we brainstormed some more descriptions of trump's hair

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:49 (one year ago) Permalink

afaict they're in the same gen x/millenial straddler segment as a bunch of my peers, sneer at the gen x detachment and corporate institutions equally, and are well-versed in the web communities that predate the 4chan weird bullshit, parallel to or members of somethingawful and other shit of the time

idk it's a thing where every political opinion coming from them seems like a deep-seated reaction from living through the late 90s and early 00s and that's the lens

mh 😏, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:49 (one year ago) Permalink

douthat rip is savage

I'm trying to catch up to the Trap House but these things are like 90 minutes long. I'm on episode 4. By the time they're talking about current events, Trump's first term will be over

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 05:24 (one year ago) Permalink

I thoroughly enjoy the Chapo Trap House. When I first discovered it it felt like a real catharsis to hear other people roughly my age or a little younger shredding New Democratism and bad centrist punditry of both liberal and conservative varieties but not in a lefty crank, counterpunch sort of way.

I can't say I love the new format with more regulars and preferred the dynamic of just Felix-Matt-Will. I like Amber and Virgil Texas individually I just don't feel like the show works as well with them regularly participating.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 05:27 (one year ago) Permalink

ALSO as I think we talked about a little on the podcast thread, it seems harder for them to find their footing in a Trump world, now that the irrelevant centrist punditry has actually been rendered irrelevant.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 05:39 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm trying to catch up to the Trap House but these things are like 90 minutes long. I'm on episode 4.

I've found that playback at 1.25x speed can be your friend.

THE SKURJ OF FAKE NEWS. (kingfish), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 05:52 (one year ago) Permalink

i couldn't get through an episode of this, even though i generally agree with them

it just... isn't funny at all, or insightful. probably because the things that are funny and insightful in sad leftist twitter aren't funny outside of sad leftist twitter

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Whiney, just listen to the Freeway Ross Douthat episode then skip to current events. Discussing the conventions doesn't really work as entertainment six months after the fact.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:20 (one year ago) Permalink

being a completionist about a politics podcast is the most onion a/v club thing i've ever heard

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:22 (one year ago) Permalink

I tried to listen to an episode but I just found it unbearable, but I realize I should have listened before I read that interview they did with Paste, which is hands down the most embarrassing thing I read last year: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/07/chapo-trap-house-are-the-vulgar-brilliant-demigods.html

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:24 (one year ago) Permalink

i've encountered enough asshole know-it-all leftists on twitter (including at least one of the chapo guys, i think) that i haven't exactly been eager to give this a try.

Wozniak on Kimye's Baby (jaymc), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:25 (one year ago) Permalink

"I haven't listened to this but I don't like it based on reading an article about it" is the most boring and non-contributing thing you can possibly say.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:28 (one year ago) Permalink

Except I did listen to it?

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Like, "I tried to listen to an episode" is the first goddamn thing I say in my post

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:30 (one year ago) Permalink

They do definitely reflect the worst of leftist Twitter at times. Like it's clear from recent episodes their way of continuing in Trump World will be to still hammer Clinton relentlessly land act like centrist democrats are worse than actual fascists. They are really mad at Hillary for losing to Trump when all I heard from them for months was that she was just as bad.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 07:13 (one year ago) Permalink

The show works better for me when Matt or Amber bring up something that show they've done a but more homework on this stuff.

My particular fave episodes are stuff like having on Adam Curtis, Matt Karp on his book on Antebellum American politics setting up race science and eugenics shit trickling down to Breitbart, or even the pilot ep of sorts where they excoriate the weird mentality behind Michael Bay's "13 Hours."

THE SKURJ OF FAKE NEWS. (kingfish), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 07:23 (one year ago) Permalink

xp p sure they're mad at hillary for beating bernie with the weight of the DNC behind her, propping up trump as an easy win and then running an embarrassing general election campaign built on "of course i'll win"

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 07:45 (one year ago) Permalink

and given that this toolbag seems to be the presumptive 2020 favorite of the DNC, which has not shown any indication of shifting platform aside from a few pockets of support for keith ellison, keeping the fire under the democrats might be the only thing that saves us from 4 additional years of actual fascism

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 07:49 (one year ago) Permalink

Nerderik P.

salthigh, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 08:17 (one year ago) Permalink

The "weight of the DNC" that Bernie's ramshackle campaign couldn't overcome but Obama could somehow. We can blame this vague "rigging" for Bernie's loss (and not acknowledge that maybe he should campaigned in the south) but can't admit the Comey letter had an effect on Hillary's?

After the primary was pretty much over they called the differences between Trump and Clinton "a wash". Matt Christman perpetuated the deluded idea that the Bernie delegates at the Nevada caucus were "disenfranchised", just as one example. Granted it wasn't the job of the left to get Hillary elected (I'd have personally preferred Bernie for a number of reasons) but you don't get to act mad at her campaign for losing when you perpetuated the equivalency narrative throughout the campaign. Many Dems have been able to acknowledge that she was a vulnerable candidate that we were stuck with because not enough people ran but it seems like it would literally kill many on the left to just say "we got carried away".

Also, encouraging people to spread "Bernie Would've Won" memes is pretty asshole-ish and counter productive but I don't know maybe stopping actual fascism will require purging People who don't hate Hillary but I could be wrong.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 08:23 (one year ago) Permalink

but you don't get to act mad at her campaign for losing when you perpetuated the equivalency narrative throughout the campaign

You kind of do? I listened to the post-DNC podcasts and a lot of commentary revolved around things that seemed iffy even at the time when it seemed like a lock - trotting out Mike Bloomberg, the lineup of neocon security/military people lining up for Hillary, etc.. It goes back to 2000/2002 - if you're going to present Republican-lite as the face of the party why wouldn't the voters who are into that just vote for real Republicans? They were also right back then on focusing on decency being poor judgement.

Were the Hillary fainting jokes in bad taste? Sure. That's still the most tiresome part of the podcast, but it's also a fairly small part of it.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 08:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Funny thing about Bloomberg is we was one of the few convention speakers who got kind of a positive reaction from the Bernie or busters there when he mentioned that he described himself as an "independent" what or John Lewis got anti-tpp chants. There was definitely messaging problems w HRC's campaign but given the consequences of the election (potential loss of social programs for one) people with visibility on the left seemed reluctant to encourage voting for the obviously better choice of the corny old lady and pickedvthr campsign apart for things all high level campaigns do becuae they were probably confident she was going to win anyway.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 08:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Also, encouraging people to spread "Bernie Would've Won" memes is pretty asshole-ish and counter productive but I don't know maybe stopping actual fascism will require purging People who don't hate Hillary but I could be wrong.

― Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, January 4, 2017 3:23 AM (twenty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i don't think spreading memes has ever been productive in any direction

seriously didn't realize there were still people aside from high ranking democrat pols and frederik who think the answer to defeating trumpism over the next 4 years is to double down on the 2016 strategy

this is some gluing humpty dumpty together again shit

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 09:00 (one year ago) Permalink

that Bernie's ramshackle campaign couldn't overcome but Obama could somehow

yeah it's almost like these are two different candidates running on entirely different platforms with entirely different relationships to the DNC

how close are you to running out the "of course the DNC sank bernie, he wasn't a member of their party!" argument that was briefly popular 8 months ago in an entirely different america

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 09:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Yes, Mike Bloomberg is a well-known figure on the socialist lecture circuit. Hugely popular on the left. Yuge.

It is a reminder that the one thing worse than jokes about Hillary's medical problems is the narrative around BernieBros and "Bernie or Busters" where whatever ills that pop into your head can be ascribed to them.

The fundamental disconnect here appears to be your belief that the left's issue with Clinton is that she was "corny."

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 09:06 (one year ago) Permalink

xxp obvs

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 09:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I never said "everything was perfect w HRC's messaging except that leftist twitter and this podcast didn't like it". I'd have preferred a different candidate but Hillary won the primary, she was obviously the better candidate compared to Trump. When you vote for a candidate you are voting a coalition into office. Making equivrlrncies beyeeen her and Trump was ridiculous then (kind of offensive actually when you put in perspective ) and looks even more ridiculous now. Maybe you can post the photo of them at a party together I've seen a million times and I'll withdraw that.

We have social media, we know the left got "carried away" I don''t see the point in denying that base level reality. I mean people were literally crying st the convention because they thought Bernie would get the nomination somehow.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 09:12 (one year ago) Permalink

this new premium episode is fascinating, I hope they do more of these deep dives into American obscura

flappy bird, Thursday, 26 July 2018 17:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah it was great

michael kupperman’s comics are awesome too

a Stupendous Leg of Granite (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 26 July 2018 17:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Fernando Guerrero
8 hours ago
I actually like Samantha Bee and Chapotraphouse :(

It's like being stuck between two divorced parents

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 27 July 2018 16:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

are they warring??? love bee

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 27 July 2018 16:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

she has a NEOLIB husband so they rag on that whenever she comes up

global tetrahedron, Friday, 27 July 2018 16:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

pretty sure the only thing they've ever ragged on her for (besides a...difference of opinion on satire) is the school segregation thing

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 27 July 2018 16:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

...which I literally only just learned this second was not actually true lol

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 27 July 2018 16:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

In what sense is it not true?

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 27 July 2018 16:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

there was a quote from her husband in the NYT

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 27 July 2018 16:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I guess not so much "not true" as "open to interpretation if you're feeling charitable"

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/samantha-bees-husband-school/

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 27 July 2018 16:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

She gets lumped into the pointlessness of Stewart/Oliver/etc. attacks (which have become more rare since Chapo has become the socialist Daily Show).

louise ck (milo z), Friday, 27 July 2018 16:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I guess not so much "not true" as "open to interpretation if you're feeling charitable"

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/samantha-bees-husband-school/

― wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, July 27, 2018 11:42 AM (thirty-five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

By this characterization no parent who has ever fought school integration is actually racist or classist. They always come up with rhetoric that gives them plausible deniability.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 27 July 2018 17:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I agree that it's unfair to lump in Bee/Oliver/Stewart. I have a better impression of Bee and Stewart than I do of Oliver fwiw.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 27 July 2018 17:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

same

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 27 July 2018 17:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I mean Snopes is really going beyond its mandate with that one. Anyone with an inkling about the way NYC schools are zoned and its racial and economic history can see that class and race were the biggest factors in the opposition the the city's plan.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 27 July 2018 17:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's odd that Snopes is mostly addressing a 2017 revival of that story.

President Keyes, Friday, 27 July 2018 17:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Meghan McCain episode was great

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 August 2018 00:01 (one week ago) Permalink

I can't believe Amber and Matt made me want to see the Purge movies

louise ck (milo z), Friday, 3 August 2018 00:07 (one week ago) Permalink

ugh I know

flappy bird, Friday, 3 August 2018 00:28 (one week ago) Permalink

I've only seen the newest one - it's good! V obviously made quickly and on the cheap tho

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 3 August 2018 00:40 (one week ago) Permalink

I now feel like I personally know Meghan McCain

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 3 August 2018 00:48 (one week ago) Permalink

M McCain stuff reminded of the M McArdle stuff because it's just so bad and stupid that making fun of it starts to become depressing rather than cathartic.

ryan, Friday, 3 August 2018 00:52 (one week ago) Permalink

It probably should have been a shorter segment, worth it for the reveal of Felix's bone-deep hatred of American protestantism tho

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 3 August 2018 00:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Sure but reading the inner monologue of these people on occasion does help remind you not to slip into any kind of illusion that society is a meritocracy.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 3 August 2018 00:55 (one week ago) Permalink

bone-deep hatred of American protestantism tho

this is a weirdly common thread among a lot of younger trump era leftists. the cultural critique that runs from max weber's "protestant ethic" to christopher lasch seems as much a part of it (perhaps unconsciously) as anything from the marxist tradition.

ryan, Friday, 3 August 2018 01:00 (one week ago) Permalink

does help remind you not to slip into any kind of illusion that society is a meritocracy.

^fuck yes

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Friday, 3 August 2018 01:07 (one week ago) Permalink

you have to remember that for people in their mid 30s, a lot of our peers that were churchgoing in their youth and broke away associate the whole enterprise with the heel-dragging on progressive social issues, or in more conservative communities, entrenched bigotry

there are things to admire in the protestant ethic but when your experience started with the satanic panic years and ended during the fight against gay marriage...

mh, Friday, 3 August 2018 01:50 (one week ago) Permalink

and tbf the protestant ethic and being a protestant congregant became very different things

also, megachurches

mh, Friday, 3 August 2018 01:50 (one week ago) Permalink

Trying the Antifada podcast w/ Jamie Peck and her husband (?) - they’re even worse than Chapo at talking over guests.

louise ck (milo z), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 08:26 (one week ago) Permalink

My interview with @CHAPOTRAPHOUSE is in the new issue of @Playboy and if I'm being honest, I'm a little bummed I didn't get to hang for the photoshoot. pic.twitter.com/ygXLZeccrH

— Brian Heater (@bheater) August 8, 2018

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 20:25 (one week ago) Permalink

xpost yeah I couldn’t get into Antifada. Though another Majority Report producer has one of my favorite new podcasts—Literary Hangover.

President Keyes, Thursday, 9 August 2018 02:23 (six days ago) Permalink

Brendan posing as Felix? lol

flappy bird, Thursday, 9 August 2018 03:28 (six days ago) Permalink

I need some new podcast recs this shit doesn’t get me high anymore. For ref I have done:
Chapo
Cumtown (sorry)
Street Fight
Katie Harper
the Dig
Intercepted
The Adam johnson one about media
Delete Your Account
Doug Henwood
Mic Dicta

Maybe I should try that Mike Racine one about the mob? I listened to the Matt Christian ep and it was good.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 9 August 2018 04:02 (six days ago) Permalink

I didn't care for it. Racine and the co-host/producer are Cumtown-adjacent in style.

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 9 August 2018 04:09 (six days ago) Permalink

Nostalgia Trap has some good episodes
General Intellect Unit
The Joe Rogan Experience

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 9 August 2018 04:11 (six days ago) Permalink

bret easton ellis podcast is p good for film discussion, repetitive hysterical Hollywood liberals rant, great interviewer (when he has a good guest)

flappy bird, Thursday, 9 August 2018 04:23 (six days ago) Permalink

If you don't mind solo podcasts, Champagne Sharks is good. Struggle Session has its moments. I keep meaning to check out Season of the B.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 August 2018 13:23 (six days ago) Permalink

The Joe Rogan Experience

*spit-take*

a space stewardess (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 9 August 2018 13:29 (six days ago) Permalink

lmao

https://i.imgur.com/x3thKLY.png

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Thursday, 9 August 2018 15:54 (six days ago) Permalink

loool

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 9 August 2018 15:59 (six days ago) Permalink

hahahahahaha amazing

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 9 August 2018 16:20 (six days ago) Permalink

The Hope Never Dies author is in town for a book reading at Powells this week, too

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Thursday, 9 August 2018 21:19 (six days ago) Permalink

MH, if you’d like pod recs, try these:

Trashfuture (UK)
Boonta Vista (Aus)
Michael & Us (Can)
Swampside Chats (from the Communist league of Tampa)
Zero Squared (from Zero Books)
Giving the Mic to the Wrong Person (slight bias for this one)
Little Beruit
Aufhebunga Bunga (UK)
Dead Pundits Society
HellaBlack Podcast
This is Hell!
Against Everyone with Conner Habib
Against the Grain (from KPFA)
Pod Damn America
Current Affairs
The Michael Brooks Show
Too Long 4 Twitter
Beast Coast
Left Coast
49th Parahell (Can)
The Discourse, with BJ Sutton

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Thursday, 9 August 2018 21:28 (six days ago) Permalink

Oops, that was directed at man alive, not mh

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Thursday, 9 August 2018 22:12 (six days ago) Permalink

I’m gonna stick to american public media’s “marketplace”, thanks

mh, Thursday, 9 August 2018 22:26 (six days ago) Permalink

Eww

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Thursday, 9 August 2018 22:52 (six days ago) Permalink

Cool list, kingfish. I really like the Michael Brooks Show. Lots of discussion of African and South American politics. the Chapo guys show up on there often.

President Keyes, Friday, 10 August 2018 01:08 (five days ago) Permalink

god the QAnon segment with Will Sommer was dizzying in its descriptions of cascading stupidity

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 10 August 2018 15:29 (five days ago) Permalink

Yeah reading about conspiracy theories self-destructing/spiraling out of control like that makes me alternate between despair and relief.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 10 August 2018 15:58 (five days ago) Permalink

More Qanon/Patriot Prayer coverage with Jared Holt here,who was mentioned in the ep:

http://49thparahell.libsyn.com/episode-seven-holt-the-phone-with-jared-holt

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Friday, 10 August 2018 18:27 (five days ago) Permalink


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