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Chapo Trap House

English, Comedy, 1 season, 614 episodes, 15 hours, 7 minutes
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Bonus: Ren Faire feat. Lance Oppenheim

We talk to Lance Oppenheim, director of Ren Faire, the new docu-series on HBO. Ren Faire looks at the drama behind the scenes of the enormous Texas Renaissance Festival. When capricious 86-year-old owner and founder “King” George Coulam attempts to retire, his underlings, the obsequious & loyal-to-a-fault Jeff and the ambitious & conniving Louie, are pitted against each other in their attempts to gain control of the park. It’s a darkly comedic real-life Shakespeare story, but it also touches on a lot of ideas about work, employment, ownership, power, performance, alienation, and an (unhealthy?) obsession with the past, all in the context of a very particular modern workplace. All three episodes of Ren Faire are available now to stream on Max (the place for HBO).
6/13/202448 minutes, 56 seconds
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840 - Tom of Finlandization (6/10/24)

Last week, we looked at Trump’s felony convictions and the various weaknesses that brings his campaign. This week, we turn to Biden world. First, Hunter is in court on federal gun charges, leading us all to learn about his bizarre taste crack music. Then, we spend the majority of this ep reading through the absolutely addled interview Joe Biden gave to Time magazine last week. How cooked is he? Can we make sense of any of this? How could we get two candidates this bad leading their presidential tickets? We discuss all inside.
6/11/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 23 seconds
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838 - Enemies of the Group Chat feat. Alex Nichols (6/3/24)

We have Alex on today to first and foremost look at newly released soda rankings. Then, we catch up on reactions to Trump’s conviction, examine the many Rubicons people are always crossing, and ask if Barron will be Augustus Batman or something. Then, two new banger campaign ads from new MAGA star Valentina Gomez. Finally, a long reading series about Erik Prince’s far-right podcast group chat, and the various good & normal opinions shared there from the many luminaries in his orbit.
6/4/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 30 seconds
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836 - Pier One Imports feat. Derek Davison (5/28/24)

Chief Chapo foreign correspondent returns to take us around the wide world of conflict. We get an update on the war in Gaza including the bombing of Rafah, the failing floating Pier, and the Biden administration's attempts to broker some kind of deal between Israel, Palestine and Saudi Arabia without gaining any concessions or movement toward peace in the process. Plus, we discuss the death or Iranian president Raisi, the situation in Ukraine, and what the hell’s going on in French New Caledonia. For more Derek: The article on Germany Derek references at the end of the pod: www.foreignexchanges.news/p/whats-the-matter-with-germany Subscribe to Foreign Exchanges: www.foreignexchanges.news And American Prestige: www.americanprestigepod.com/
5/29/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 12 seconds
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Movie Mindset Bonus: Hundreds of Beavers with Director Mike Cheslik

We sit down with Mike Cheslik, the director of the new(ish) silent comedy action farce Hundreds of Beavers. We discuss his Wisconsin influences, ultra-DIY approach to filmmaking, making your film exactly as stupid as it needs to be, and the inherent humor of watching a guy in a mascot costume get wrecked on camera. There are still a few in-theater opportunities to catch Hundreds of Beavers: https://www.hundredsofbeavers.com/tickets/ And it’s also available for rental at home on Apple and Amazon.
5/27/202451 minutes, 11 seconds
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834 - Weakness Will Get You Nowhere feat. Pendejo Time (5/20/24)

The Pendejo boys are back ostensibly to cover some new Greg Abbott shenanigans out of Texas, but we also look at the ICC seeking arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Yoav Gallant, the collapse of Red Lobster, a GOP candidate out of Missouri literally running against being “weak and gay,” and Chiefs’ kicker Harrison Butker’s redpilled address to Benedictine graduates. Find Pendejo Time wherever you get podcasts, and subscribe to their patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/pendejotime Also check out the Pendejo Time album here: https://pendejotime.bandcamp.com/album/pendejo-time
5/21/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 32 seconds
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832 - Real World Blues feat. Alex Nichols (5/13/24)

Alex is on today as we catch up with the weekend’s drama over the 2024 Eurovision song contest and ask which is more real, twitter or Eurovision (those are the only two options). Then, some disastrous new polls for the Biden campaign, Trump searches for a VP and praises Hannibal Lecter, and Bret Stephens & Gail Collins search for the true value of a commencement speech and decide it’s about telling kids to get off their damn phones. Check out WFYM radio: https://chapofym.podbean.com/
5/14/202459 minutes, 7 seconds
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Bonus: Inside Higher Ed

We’re joined by a former university administrator (who prefers to remain anonymous, though we have reviewed and verified their credentials) for an insider’s perspective of the current state of college administration, and a discussion of just why colleges and universities around the country are reacting with such extreme opposition and often violence to the ongoing pro-Palestinian protests. Topics include increasingly corporate university structure, internal bias against certain perspectives and student organizing, and the foreign influence over university operations.
5/10/202445 minutes, 56 seconds
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Bonus: UCLA Encampment Update

Will talks to Anny Viloria Winnett, a UAW 4811 ASE Trustee, Graduate Student Worker at the UCLA School of Public Health, and an organizer involved with UCLA’s pro-Palestinian encampments. They discuss last week’s violent assaults on the UCLA encampments, first from a group of Zionist vigilantes and subsequently by the LAPD. They then discuss the university’s response, keeping the movement resilient and safe in the face of such opposition, and some answers for all the media who want to know “why are you here?”
5/7/202424 minutes, 32 seconds
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830 - Vat Grown Oaf feat. Trillbillies (5/6/24)

Tom, Tarence and (welcome to the show!) Aaron from the Trillbillies join us for another week of horror and spectacle around the War in Gaza. We touch on the ceasefire agreement being rejected basically as we were recording, some of the clumsy NYPD PR response to last week’s Columbia raid, and the pundit class tantrum over being denied free access to interviews with protesting students. But we also have some levity, in John Fetterman’s freakout over vat meat, the Biden admin’s flaccid signaling over marijuana legalization, and Patrick Bet-David’s praise for future God-Emperor Barron. Find Trillbillies wherever you get podcasts, and subscribe here: https://www.patreon.com/trillbillyworkersparty
5/7/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 55 seconds
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Movie Mindset Bonus: Interview With Director Radu Jude

Will & Hesse talk to Radu Jude, the director of the new comedy feature Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World. The film features an overworked production assistant as she drives around Bucharest shooting videos for a large multinational company as a satire of the malaise and indignity of modern life. Will, Hesse and Radu discuss the film’s send-up of TikTok masculinity influencers, the relationship with earlier films edited into the movie, the various versions of Romania Jude depicts and much more.. Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World is now in theaters and will be streaming on MUBI starting May 3.
5/2/202452 minutes, 18 seconds
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828 - 59’33” feat. Alex Nichols (4/29/24)

Alex joins us again to catch up on the ongoing pro-Palestinian protests and the range of responses to them, from blatant attempts to provoke the protesters, to complaining about encampments ruining your teaching of silence. Then, Kristi Noem killed her dog, the defrocking of an AI priest, and Trump expressions that live in our heads. Tickets to Will & Hesse’s Movie Mindset screening & talkback of Death Wish 3 in NYC on May 4: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-houses-movie-mindset-screening-of-death-wish-3-w-will-hesse-tickets-877569192077
4/30/202459 minutes, 33 seconds
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MM17: Cagney WAS Modernity!

Welcome to Movie Mindset season 2! Will & Hesse look at two films somewhat bookending the career of the great James Cagney: Lloyd Bacon’s Footlight Parade (1933) & Billy Wilder’s One, Two, Three (1961). The first is a pre-code musical spectacular, allowing Cagney to show off his song and dance skills as a promoter of live “prologues” for movie houses, the later a cold war screwball comedy, together they show the insane range of Cagney across a career also notable for roles as gangsters and tough guys. But here, we get to see his work making the most racist and offensive musical numbers imaginable to a depression-era crowd, and joke-a-minute comedy chops as a beverage exec trying to keep his boss’s daughter from eloping with a Communist while opening up east Germany to the wonders of Coca-Cola.  Tickets to Will & Hesse’s Movie Mindset screening & talkback of Death Wish 3 in NYC on May 4: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-houses-movie-mindset-screening-of-death-wish-3-w-will-hesse-tickets-877569192077
4/24/20241 hour, 50 minutes, 13 seconds
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826 - University Challenge feat. Basil Zacharia Rodriguez (4/23/24)

Will interviews Basil Zacharia Rodriguez, an activist and student at Columbia University involved with Columbia Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Columbia University Apartheid Divest (CUAD) about the ongoing demonstrations taking place there. They discuss the goals of the protests, the media response, and the University’s economic interests in both Palestinian occupation and displacing New Yorkers in Harlem. Then, Amber and Felix join to continue the discussion of the media freak-out over campus activism, as well as the trial of Donald Trump, and two reading series exploring the sexual pathologies of Spectator columnists and Rabbi Shmuley. Tickets to Will & Hesse’s Movie Mindset screening & talkback of Death Wish 3 in NYC on May 4: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-houses-movie-mindset-screening-of-death-wish-3-w-will-hesse-tickets-877569192077
4/23/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 4 seconds
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824 - To Look and To Watch feat. Alex Nichols (4/15/24)

Alex is back on with us today to catch up on MMA libertarians, bad DJs, and a rudely interrupted Billy Joel. We then discuss Iran’s weekend missile attack on Israel, and get Donald Trump’s somber and thoughtful remarks on the hallowed battle ground of Gettysburg. All this and some Valerie Bertinelli news on today’s show. NYC, MAY 4th: Join Will & Hesse for a Movie Mindset Season 2 kickoff screening & talkback of DEATH WISH 3 at Littlefield, tickets now available: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-houses-movie-mindset-screening-of-death-wish-3-w-will-hesse-tickets-877569192077
4/16/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 40 seconds
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822 - Curb Your Shogunate (4/9/24)

Will, Felix and Amber are here to look at a startling rise in assault in Gay City. Then, a more serious look at the Israeli bombing of World Central Kitchen staffers, and how it seems the ongoing tragedy in Gaza is only made legible to certain parties in Washington and the media by association with celebrity chefs. Also in this ep: more lying SEALs, a UK nudes phishing scandal, bizarre stories out of Ye’s DONDA Academy, and takes on Reacher and Shōgun. NYC, MAY 4th: Join Will & Hesse for a Movie Mindset Season 2 kickoff screening & talkback of DEATH WISH 3 at Littlefield, tickets now available: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-houses-movie-mindset-screening-of-death-wish-3-w-will-hesse-tickets-877569192077
4/10/20241 hour, 7 minutes
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820 - The Neese (4/1/24)

Will, Felix and Amber dish on the news of the day, including the resurgence of Havana Syndrome, Erdoğan’s historic losses in recent Turkish elections, and that obnoxious article about Stanford campus activism. But honestly most of this is just riffs on Liam Neeson and Steven Seagal. Tickets to the Jaques/Chapo/Seeking Drrangements show at the Lodge Room in LA, Thursday April 4: https://www.lodgeroomhlp.com/shows/show-pig-a-live-comedy-podcast-spectacular-with-seeking-derangements/
4/2/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 19 seconds
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818 - Dr. Brain & the Women feat. Alex Nichols (3/25/24)

Alex is back to look at a number of topics including: Putin’s ancient vault, the Brain podcast sex freak, UN supports ceasefire, Jewish Heaven, Trump bankrupting the RNC, Catturd’s dogs, and Royal maladies. Finally, a reading series on the Ancien Cajun, James Carville, and who still has lessons to impart on the best way for Democrats to win from that one time he let Ross Perot hand him an election. Tickets to the Jaques/Chapo/Seeking Derangements show at the Lodge Room in LA, Thursday April 4: https://www.lodgeroomhlp.com/shows/show-pig-a-live-comedy-podcast-spectacular-with-seeking-derangements/
3/26/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 58 seconds
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816 - Streampie feat. Charles Austin (3/18/24)

Episode 1 and Fortune Kit’s Charles stops by the show today to look at a few real life individuals who remind us of E1 characters, including the streamer Destiny, who we’ve all seen clips of getting yelled at by Norm Finkelstein last week. We also check in on New York’s bling bishop, the Stonetoss doxxing, South Dakota Governor Kirsti Noem, and some “new” edgy Christians who like boobs, beer, & swearin’. Finally, Charles brings us some updates from one of Fortune Kit’s favorite guys, the king of “what’s a song that’s made up of notes?” vapid twitter engagement prompts, Eric Alper. Find Episode 1 & Fortune Kit wherever you get podcasts. Find Charles’ band Solipse’s music: https://solipse.bandcamp.com/track/looking-glass And the music from E1, including from The Ballad of Brewer Grouse: https://episodeone.bandcamp.com/album/the-ballad-of-brewer-grouse
3/19/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 3 seconds
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814 - A Pond Too Far (3/11/24)

We catch up on the biggest winners, losers, snubs and looks of the Illuminati Humiliation Ritual commonly known as the 96th Annual Academy Awards. Then speaking of Humiliation Rituals, we discuss the State of the Union, the response from GOP Senator Katie Britt, Mitch McConnell’s sister-in-law being killed by her own Tesla, and how Zionists are having a hard time finding a date on the apps. Catch Will, Amber & Felix on stage (and Chris at the bar) along with Girl God and Jacques from Seeking Derangements at the Lodge Room in LA Thursday, April 4: https://www.lodgeroomhlp.com/shows/show-pig-a-live-comedy-podcast-spectacular-with-seeking-derangements/ NYC people: keep an eye out for a Movie Mindset season 2 kickoff event. Not fully confirmed yet, but I’d keep May 4th open for now.
3/12/202459 minutes, 40 seconds
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Movie Mindset Oscar Preview ‘24

Will and Hesse review the top films of 2023 in this special Movie Mindset Oscars Preview. We go through the major Best Picture nominees, give our takes on each, and give our picks for winners in the major categories, plus some discussion of notable snubs. Also, a little preview of Movie Mindset Season 2, launching April 24th. We’ll have a blog post with a full official Season 2 schedule (plus where to stream/watch/consume options for each film) up sometime next week.
3/8/20241 hour, 53 minutes, 58 seconds
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BONUS: The Uncommitted Movement feat. Layla Elabed & Waleed Shahid

Organizers Layla Elabed and Waleed Shahid join us to discuss their recent successes with the movement to vote uncommitted against Joe Biden in the ongoing democratic primaries. They lay out their goals, how they’ve been organizing, what they feel they’ve achieved so far, and what they hope to accomplish going into the Democratic convention. If you’d like to know more or learn how to get involved, go to: https://www.listentomichigan.com/
3/8/202418 minutes, 23 seconds
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812 - Sweeney Odd feat. Osita Nwanevu (3/5/24)

Contributing editor for the New Republic and columnist for The Guardian Osita Nwanevu returns to the show. We look at a new New Yorker piece on Joe Biden’s last campaign, and the president’s defiant refusal to change gears, adjust policies, or really do anything to address rather dismal polling ahead of the election. Then, switching to the republicans, we look at the increasingly weird and anti-social tact of American conservatism and ask: can the modern right be assimilated into American culture? Find Osita’s newsletter here: https://www.ositanwanevu.com/ And check out the Flaming Hydra collective (featuring a lot of great writers & friends of the show) here: https://flaminghydra.com/
3/5/202455 minutes, 15 seconds
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BONUS: The Octopus Murders feat. Christian Hansen & Zachary Treitz

Blowback’s Noah Kulwin joins Will in talking to filmmakers Christian Hansen and Zachary Treitz about their new Netflix series “American Conspiracy: The Octopus Murders”. Centered around the mysterious death of journalist Danny Casolaro, the sprawling story eventually touches on everything from spy software, the CIA, Native American Reservations, the mob, Iran-Contra, rail guns, and more. Catch American Conspiracy: The Octopus Murders streaming now on Netflix.
3/5/202456 minutes, 35 seconds
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810 - The Forbidden Zone feat. Alex Nichols (2/27/24)

Alex joins us once again to look at the news of the day, starting with a more serious look at the recent self-immolation in protest of U.S. Airman Aaron Bushnell. After that some lighter fare, with some stories of the bad Biden dog, Elizabeth Warren smoking weed with Ed Markey, and an article chronicling Biden’s stroke game going back to the 70’s. Finally, we read the big new piece on Bari Weiss’ University of Austin and its “Forbidden Courses”. Check out Fortune Kit here or wherever you get pods: https://soundcloud.com/fortune-kit And the FYM podcast here or wherever you get pods: https://chapofym.podbean.com/
2/28/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 49 seconds
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808 - Pussy in Bardo feat. Ed Zitron (2/19/24)

Friend of the show & tech journalist Ed Zitron stops by to check in on the state of the internet. Have they cracked AI video yet? Does the VisionPro herald an en-goggled future? Just how stupid is Elon Musk, actually? We explore the end of the era of techno optimism and as our most advanced internet tech seems to aid less and abuse more. Subscribe to the Better Offline podcast here: https://www.betteroffline.com/ Find Ed’s newsletter here: https://www.wheresyoured.at/tag/newsletter/
2/20/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 10 seconds
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806 - Hero of Wives (2/12/24)

We give our annual post-Super Bowl report rating the spectacle and the ads, including the increasing, and increasingly funny, conservative opposition to the whole idea of “football”. Plus, a review of a tough week for Joe Biden, including a new round of trepidation about his age and fitness. Finally, we look at an amazing profile of Bill Ackman, a man who manages to be such an intense Wife Guy he’s ruined his wife’s life.
2/13/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 3 seconds
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UNLOCKED: 805 - My First Genocide feat. Ali Abunimah (2/8/24)

Today, executive director of the Electronic Intifada Ali Abunimah joins us to discuss the war in Palestine. We cover recent attempts to delegitimize and destroy UNRWA, atrocity propaganda, evolving capabilities of Palestinian resistance, changing attitudes towards Israel in the U.S., and the life, career and death of Palestinian author Refaat Alareer. Find the Electronic Intifada here: https://electronicintifada.net/ And on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/@TheElectronicIntifada You can find Gaza Writes Back, the short story collection edited by Refaat Alareer, here: https://justworldbooks.com/books-by-title/gaza-writes-back/
2/12/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 13 seconds
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804 - All My Neighbors Cousins feat. Pod About List (2/5/24)

Caleb, Patrick and Cameron of Pod About List stop by to take a look at the lighter side of news. Topics include: mandatory potty training in Utah, a Chinese spy bird, dick biting, and the international crisis of cousins. Pod About List is on tour with Home Planet soon, find all their dates here: https://www.swagpoop.com/shows And check out Home Planet’s recent video “Junior Associate” featuring Pat & Caleb here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLBMKU8f6KE&ab_channel=HomePlanet
2/6/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 18 seconds
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803 Teaser - Operation Beaver Nugget

Jake and Thomas from Pendejo Time join us to look at this year’s scuffle at the Texas border, and the brave trucker patriots volunteering for Civil War 2. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
2/2/20245 minutes, 31 seconds
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802 - Adult High School feat. Alex Nichols (1/29/24)

Alex Nichols a.k.a. @Lowenaffchen joins us to look at a series of certified Good Mental Moments from our top politicians. Then, we transition to doing a live listen to the new Tom McDonald feat. Ben Shapiro song FACTS. Is Ben bringing Tom down? Is that an AI or is Ben really that robotic? Do you really want to be talking compound interest in your rap verse? Alex puts on his Fortune Kit hat to discuss that and more. Check out Fortune Kit here or wherever you get pods: https://soundcloud.com/fortune-kit And the FYM podcast here or wherever you get pods: https://chapofym.podbean.com/
1/30/202455 minutes, 35 seconds
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800 - Puzzle Palace (1/22/23)

EDIT: Original file of this episode contained some muted audio clips. File is now fixed, redownload to correct. We start off today’s episode with a farewell to the DeSantis campaign as the Never Back Down PAC backs down, and dedicates its last days to puzzling through Iowa to the Moon Palace Retreat. We discuss Biden’s general lack of a coherent position going into this long, long general campaign, and how it’s leaving his would-be defenders in the lurch. BUT, for the main thrust of this ep, we celebrate one man: The Beekeeper. Because when the hive is threatened, when the Queen is producing faulty Offspring, then there’s one man you must call. To Bee or Not To Bee? To bee, bitch. Let’s keep some bees. Tickets to Talking Simpsons at SF Sketchfest on 1/24 here: https://sfsketchfest2024.sched.com/event/1VUtV/talking-simpsons
1/23/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 9 seconds
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798 - Iowa Carcass feat. @ettingermentum (1/15/24)

Well, here we are, Iowa Caucus day 2024. Considering we all took several points of permanent sanity damage this time 4 years ago, what’s insane this year is how on rails this whole thing is. Nonetheless, our elections correspondent Josh (@ettingermentum) returns to update us on the state of the races for 2024. We look at how Biden’s long-term hyper-commitment to Israel affects his chances, Trump’s advantages and disadvantages in his ‘24 campaign, the RFK Jr. of it all, and the race for #2 between the rest of the GOP candidates.. Find Josh’s newsletter here: https://www.ettingermentum.news/ Tickets to Talking Simpsons at SF Sketchfest on 1/24 here: https://sfsketchfest2024.sched.com/event/1VUtV/talking-simpsons
1/16/202459 minutes, 6 seconds
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797 Teaser - Bulletproof Josh

Ryan Grim shares an anecdote about democratic congressman and party hatchet-man Josh Gottheimer from his new book on The Squad. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
1/12/20243 minutes, 8 seconds
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796 - Tunnel Kings (1/9/24)

We had some other news items to discuss, but the bulk of this episode is taken up with one piece of breaking news: Did you know that there's a tunnel under Eastern Pkwy? Yes we’re discussing the ridiculous story out of Brooklyn about a group of Chabad-Lubavitch members attempting to dig a secret and unlicensed tunnel under the streets of Crown Heights. We also take a look at Bill Ackman facing some blowback against his wife in his crusade against “academic plagiarism”. Alone, you come India. Buy Amber’s book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250269621/dirtbag
1/10/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 12 seconds
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795 Teaser - Red Sea Rebels

Will and guest Séamus Malekafzali discuss the Houthi Red Sea blockade. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
1/5/20245 minutes, 11 seconds
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794 - Gooneiform feat. Stavros Halkias (1/1/24)

Stavvy baby joins us to ring in the New Year with some talk on Christmas gift-giving, review some recent comedic offerings from Israeli TV and Tucker Carlson’s X show, and finally to look at some of recent political developments in the great city of Baltimore and state of Maryland. Watch Stav’s special “Fat Rascal”, streaming now on Netflix. And listen to the Stavvy’s World podcast wherever you get podcasts.
1/1/20241 hour, 8 minutes
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792 - Today in Gay feat. Seeking Derrangements (12/18/23)

Ben and Hesse from Seeking Derrangements stop by to cover a slew of gay-related news stories, from gay sex in the senate hearing room, to the downfall of George Santos, sex crimes among the sex-panicked Moms For Liberty, and some guys trying to build a libertarian utopia in the Mediterranean. Subscribe to Seeking Derrangements at: https://www.patreon.com/seekingderangements
12/19/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 52 seconds
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790 - Advice for Dark Psychologies feat. Hesse Deni (12/12/23)

After a last minute guest cancelation leaves Will in a tight spot, Hesse Deni from Seeking Derangements and Movie Mindset comes off the bench to field another slew of questions sourced from advice columns. Q's include: What to do when your mom spends too much money on premium pornography? What if your child is in school with a dark psychopath? How to defend your home from the tooth fairy and much more. Subscribe to Seeking Derangements https://www.patreon.com/seekingderangements/posts Submit Questions to the Seeking Derangements help line at 332 203 8247
12/13/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 41 seconds
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789 Teaser - GOP Losers’ Club

TrueAnon’s Liz Franczak helps us look at this week’s GOP debate, the candidates’ pandering to the weirdest freaks in their audience, and Ron DeSantis’ love of Calvin Coolidge. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
12/8/20234 minutes, 51 seconds
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788 - The AMIA Mystery feat. @iwrite4jacobin (12/4/23)

Felix is joined by Stef aka @iwrite4jacobin to discuss his investigation into Argentina’s AMIA bombing. The 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires has generated much speculation as to who the perpetrators actually were, accusations of irregularities in the investigation, suspicions of cover-ups, connections with intelligence agencies, and the probable suicide of a prosecutor related to the case. Stef takes us through the whole story and its implications for relationships between America, Israel, Iran and Argentina. Find Stef’s series of essays on the incident on Substack, starting with Part 1 here: https://whitesiadbarre.substack.com/p/interpreting-the-amia-i-peronism And follow him on twitter here: https://twitter.com/iwrite4jacobin
12/5/202351 minutes, 55 seconds
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787 - Octagonal Relations feat. Karim Zidan (12/4/23)

Sports journalist Karim Zidan returns to the show to catch up with Felix about the world of combat sports and their attendant politics. They discuss responses to Israel/Gaza in the MMA world, developments in Saudi Arabia’s use of sports for soft power, political use of fight sports in Chechnya, and the deep bromance between Dana White and Donald Trump. Find Karim's writing at: https://www.sportspolitika.news/ Follow Karim at: https://twitter.com/ZidanSports Prod note: we’re putting out two public episodes today, partially to re-align the episode numberings to keep Monday eps even and Thursday eps odd. Obviously something only I care about, but also just letting you know to expect a regular Patreon ep this Thursday.
12/5/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 8 seconds
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785 - Tank Girls feat. Brace Belden (11/27/23)

TrueAnon’s Brace Belden returns to the show as the crew continues discussing the war in Palestine. We look at Israel’s military shortcomings, the IDF’s penile obsession, the domestic propaganda war, and some measures Biden could take we might actually support. We also touch on Gavin Newsom’s vetoing of an anti-Caste based discrimination law, and a Ron DeSantis aide who apparently willed himself to death. Catch Will at the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s 2024 Moby-Dick Marathon: https://www.whalingmuseum.org/program/moby-dick-marathon-2024/ And keep an eye on TrueAnon’s feed for an upcoming announcement that will “end politics as we know it”.
11/28/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 28 seconds
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784 Teaser - The Burning of the Convents

Matt begins his series on the Spanish Civil War with the wave of anti-clerical violence that engulfed the nation at the beginning of the 2nd Spanish Republic Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
11/23/20235 minutes, 4 seconds
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783 - Dream Hoarders, LLC feat. Madinah Wilson-Anton (11/20/23)

To celebrate Joe Biden’s 81st birthday, we’re joined by Delaware state representative Madinah Wilson-Anton to dish about all things Delaware. Rep. Wilson-Anton leads us through Delaware’s legal peculiarities that make it ripe for international corporate malfeasance, her personal experiences with Joe Biden and his “think tank,” and some tales of Delaware politics, ranging from corporate crime, feral senate dogs, chip thievery, and lots of casual racism.
11/21/202359 minutes, 9 seconds
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782 Teaser - ADL Spies

Mark Ames recounts the absurd lengths the ADL went to spying on U.S. citizens on behalf of foreign regimes, including apartheid South Africa. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
11/17/20234 minutes, 12 seconds
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781 - Goon Dad (11/13/23)

Will, Felix and Amber pick up a few stories we missed last week, including Tim Scott girlfriend reveal (and campaign end), and Speaker of the House Mike Johnson’s father/son porn monitoring. We then look at a litany of increasingly absurd bungles and PR disasters from the Israeli government, all from just the last week. Pick up your copy of Amber’s new book Dirtbag here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250269621/dirtbag And find all the new Chapo offerings at our digital shop here: https://www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse/shop
11/14/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 20 seconds
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779 - The Rude Dozen feat. Derek Davison (11/6/23)

Chief Foreign Policy correspondent Derek Davison returns to the show for updates on Palestine, including discussion of recent videos of Palestinian arms and tactics, the Biden administration’s response to the war, the potential for further regional conflict, and where the new American focus on Israel leaves Ukraine. Find Derek’s podcast American Prestige at: Americanprestigepod.com And find Derek’s newsletter Foreign Exchanges at: Foreignexchanges.new fx.substack.com
11/7/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 51 seconds
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778 Teaser - God Fight

Felix muses on how belief in the paranormal requires all religions to be essentially true. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
11/3/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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777 - Burn Book feat. Vincent Bevins (10/30/23)

Author Vincent Bevins returns to the show to discuss his new book “If We Burn” covering the “mass protest decade.” We discuss global protest movements from Brazil to Tunisia to Egypt to Chile, how they’ve affected or failed to affect global politics, and how the last decade of protest and activism relates to the ongoing conflict in Palestine. You can find Vincent’s book here: www.ifweburn.com
10/31/20231 hour, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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776 Teaser - Found Moms

Taking a break from heavier war topics, the Will, Felix and David discuss the new NBC show Found and how it’s sure to continue the trafficking psychosis of suburban moms everywhere. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
10/27/20232 minutes, 31 seconds
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775 - The Wrestler feat. David J. Roth (10/23/23)

David J. Roth joins us this week as we continue discussing the relatively limp and unconvincing propaganda emerging around the Israel-Gaza war. Then, David gives us his review of “Moneyball” Michael Lewis’ new book on Sam Bankman-Fried, and we take a look at a new Washington Post piece chronicling Jim Jordan’s career arc from college wrestling champion to almost-Speaker of the House. David’s review of Going Infinite is here: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2023/10/how-michael-lewis-got-duped-by-sam-bankman-fried.html
10/24/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 56 seconds
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773 - Israeli Self Harm Force (10/16/23)

Will & Felix continue last week’s discussion on Gaza & Palestine with further thoughts on the brutality of the unfolding conflict, reactions and narratives pushed through the American media, shifts in public opinion, and the unstable positions of Israel & America. Here are a few Palestinian aid organizations worth your support: https://www.pcrf.net/ https://www.anera.org/ https://www.map.org.uk/
10/17/202353 minutes, 56 seconds
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771 - The Crossing feat. Mohammad Alsaafin (10/10/23)

Journalist Mohammad Alsaafin returns to the show to cover the unprecedented new developments in the Israel-Gaza conflict. The piece from Séamus Malekafzali mentioned in the episode: https://www.seamus-malekafzali.com/p/a-siege-broken The playlist of AJ+ videos on Palestine Mohammad recommends at the end of the episode: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZd3QRtSy5LNqTTQagN3IgbqVPtEIQOp1
10/11/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 21 seconds
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Movie Mindset 12 - Road Trip! Horrifying Rides of Romero & Hooper

Will & Hesse bring you Horrotober Ghoulvie Screamset, a selection of Horror film bangers for this October. We start with two all-time classics of the genre: George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Tobe Hooper’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1974). Both films redefined the genre into heightened levels of gruesome nihilism, creating vivid reflections of charnel-house America while serving up ghouls galore for your puerile titillation. As always, the first episode of this miniseries is free for all to listen, all subsequent episodes will be for subscribers only at: www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
10/4/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 11 seconds
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769 - Band of Brothers feat. Kath Krueger (10/2/23)

We are back. What a week to take a break, huh? We catch up on Nazi officers in Canadian parliament, Sen. Bob “Goldbar” Menendez, Sen. Dianne “RIP” Feinstein, an assortment of madcap Trump statements, China repossesses its Pandas, and more. Thank you for bearing with us through all of this. Programming should continue as usual now. Movie Mindset Halloween Edition starts this Wednesday 10/4/23, and we have some more surprise treats coming to the Patreon when that’s wrapped up in November. If you’d like to join Will & Hesse this October 30th for screenings of The Fog and Halloween III at the Roxy Cinema in NYC, ticket links here: The Fog: https://www.roxycinemanewyork.com/screenings/the-fog/ Halloween III: https://www.roxycinemanewyork.com/screenings/halloween-iii-season-of-the-witch/
10/3/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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Reason Why The Show Is Late

An important announcement about the show. https://www.patreon.com/posts/89694571
9/22/20237 minutes, 40 seconds
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768 - Handjob for the Recently Deceased (9/18/23)

We cover a spurt of stories about politicians being horny, starting with of course Lauren Boebert’s broadway handy. Then, have you seen this plane?: the air force loses an F-35 somewhere in South Carolina. Finally, we have a reading series on Mitt Romney’s self-mythologizing retirement announcement that eventually morphs into a rumination on the fate of empires.
9/19/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 34 seconds
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767 Teaser - Can We Count On Your Support for the FOP?

The creators of HBO’s Telemarketers discuss the Fraternal Order of Police’s involvement in a billion dollar telemarketing scam. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
9/15/20233 minutes, 45 seconds
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766 - Mt. EverQuest (9/11/23)

Forgetful 9/11 to all our listeners. We start today’s show with an examination of the various kinks of American states. Then: Elon aka Mr. Too-Damn-Cap claims to have disabled starlink to scuttle a drone attack in Ukraine; and a chronical of the various humiliations Rudy aka Mr. Too-Damn-9/11 has suffered lately. Finally, a harrowing piece on the private companies attempting to foist metaverse VR into children's education. Link to Karl Stevens’ and Jaime Lee Curtis’ new graphic novel Will plugs at the end of the show: https://bookshop.org/p/books/mother-nature-jamie-lee-curtis/18322363?ean=9781787739130
9/12/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 58 seconds
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765 Teaser - Two Tool Dick

We’re joined by @ettingermentum to discuss Ron DeSantis’s prodigious dick riding skills, and how he compares unfavorably to America’s other Dick-Rider-In-Chief, LBJ. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
9/8/20235 minutes, 6 seconds
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764 - The Schlapp’s Exorcist (9/5/23)

We hope everyone had a nice labor day.. Today, we’ve got and episode of rivalries: Musk vs. the ADL, the Schlapps vs. Demonic possession, Men (all) vs. Houseplants, Diarrhea vs. Air Travel, and Techno-Libertarians vs. Mud.
9/6/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 26 seconds
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763 Teaser - Trump Hood Hero

A week late, but we finally get a moment to review the Trump mugshot and the conservative insistence it raises his “street cred”. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
9/1/20234 minutes, 55 seconds
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762 - The Safari Club feat. Brendan James & Noah Kulwin (8/29/23)

Brendan & Noah a.k.a. The Blowback Boys stop by to discuss their new podcast season, covering 40+ years of covert crimes and international disorder flowing through Afghanistan. We discuss the emergence of political Islam, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Safari Club, BCCI, Charlie Wilson’s War, Rambo III and much more. Find all things Blowback & subscribe here: https://blowback.show/ Find Ben Clarkson’s amazing animated trailer, discussed in this episode, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb0r5aWGkCI NYC: Will & Hesse will be hosting a special Movie Mindset 35mm print screening of Howard Hawks’ RIO BRAVO on Saturday, September 2nd at the Roxy Theater! Tix here: https://www.roxycinemanewyork.com/screenings/rio-bravo/
8/29/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 11 seconds
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760 - Live From Toronto: Operation Maple Thunder (8/21/23)

Our live show from Toronto on 8/17. We pitch North American unification, review some Canadian history, and take you on a tour of the various freaks and goofs of Canadian media.
8/22/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 51 seconds
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Bonus: WGA/SAG Strike Update

We talk to Alex Press about her reporting on the ongoing WGA & SAG-AFTRA strikes, with additional commentary from some of the striking entertainment workers we met on the picket lines in LA and NYC. Special thanks to the following for speaking to us: Bex Taylor-Klaus Catherine Schetina Jess McKenna John Hodgman Max Calder Read Alex's piece on the strikes in Jacobin here: https://jacobin.com/2023/07/hollywood-writers-actors-strike-studios-streaming
8/19/202342 minutes, 44 seconds
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758 - The Iowa State Fair is Decadent and Depraved feat. Rock Hard Caucus (8/14/23)

We’re joined by Justin Comer and Evan Jones of the Rock Hard Caucus podcast for their on-the-ground report from this year’s Iowa State Fair. Over the course of two days, Justin & Evan endured the brutal heat and hog stench of the Des Moines fairgrounds to see Mike Pence, Francis Suarez, Vivek Ramaswamy, Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, Marianne Williamson, RFK Jr. and more, all live and in the flesh. We get their takes on the Iowa political scene, what candidates can convincingly appear to be regular humans, and which of these freaks are worth paying attention to, if any. Find all things Rock Hard Caucus here: https://rockhardcauc.us/ And their Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/rockhardcaucus CANADA: this is your final chance to get tickets to Toronto on 8/17 and Montreal on 8/19! https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live
8/15/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds
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757 Teaser - Enlightened Eric Adams

The boys discuss how Eric Adams deluge of lies are in fact a zen-like annihilation of self as New York’s Mayor ascends to a higher plane of being. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
8/11/20235 minutes, 55 seconds
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Movie Mindset 11 - Cutthroat's Anthem: Hangin' with Hawks

A chance meeting of Will & Hesse at a screening in NYC brings you a special bonus episode of Movie Mindset. In lieu of covering this summer’s cinematic event of Barbie/Oppenheimer, we discuss two westerns by American movie master Howard Hawks: 1959’s Rio Bravo and 1966’s El Dorado. We examine the essential place of The Western in American consciousness, and how the western is essentially about taking a bath with the homies.
8/9/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 17 seconds
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756 - Call Your Mother feat. Adam Friedland (8/8/23)

Host of The Adam Friedland Show, Adam Friedland, returns to the show with a real alpha energy, asserting dominance of the podcast space with his new Talk Show Hosting kino. We discuss good food, old friends, work, war, being on the computer and much more. Subscribe to The Adam Friedland Show: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheAdamFriedlandShow https://www.patreon.com/cumtown/posts CANADA: Toronto is basically sold out, but tickets still available for the Montreal show on Sat. Aug 19. https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live
8/8/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 27 seconds
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755 Teaser - Matt on Biden’s Weakness

Matt expounds on the relative weakness of Biden as a candidate, even after further Trump indictments. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
8/4/20234 minutes, 30 seconds
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754 - Sugar Spotters feat. David J. Roth (7/31/23)

David J. Roth returns to break down the MLB’s new pitch clock rule, Shohei Ohtani’s amazing season, and the Mets terribl- no, we’re not doing a baseball ep! We’re getting David’s takes on DeSantis’ amazing fail record & disgusting personal habits, the relative retail political strength of the GOP bench, and our need for a new WPA to put conservatives to work creating Broadway 2. Find more David Roth over at https://defector.com/
8/1/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 50 seconds
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753 Teaser - A Dog Called Battleship

We discuss Biden’s declining ability to control & name his dogs. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
7/28/20233 minutes, 27 seconds
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752 - Guy Stuff (7/24/23)

We’re talking normal guy stuff today, from embracing bronze age masculinity from a certain Pervert, to new perversions from a certain modern masculinity advocate. Also on the docket: Israel loses the Times editorial board, and Matt & Felix are held accountable for their deep state ties and banana crimes. CANADA: Toronto is basically sold out, but tickets still available for the Montreal show on Sat. Aug 19. https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live
7/25/202355 minutes, 7 seconds
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BONUS: Go Team Venture! feat. Doc Hammer & Jackson Publick

Chris talks to the creators of The Venture Bros. about their new series-finale movie, and two decades of creating one of the best, funniest & most unique shows on TV. The Venture Bros.: Radiant is the Blood of the Baboon Heart is out on Digital today, 7/21, and coming to Blu-ray on 7/25. This interview was conducted before the SAG-AFTRA strike.
7/21/202324 minutes, 24 seconds
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751 Teaser - Trump Summons a Dybbuk

Ancient Israeli artifacts end up stolen at Mar-a-Lago. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
7/21/20233 minutes, 52 seconds
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750 - Hungwy Man (7/17/23)

Edit: sorry just realized this was accidentally set to "private" on soundcloud for two days and no one said anything about. rare "audience not complaining enough" moment. -cw We examine the continued agonies of Catturd, Charlie Kirk’s incompetent racism, RFK Jr’s donor fart party, and of course the quickly collapsing DeSantis campaign. Did DeSantis say “mmm…hungwy”? Well, empirically the answer is no, but spiritually the answer is yes. Tickets for our live shows in BOTH Montreal and Toronto available here at https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live
7/20/202354 minutes, 29 seconds
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749 Teaser - Jacques’ Secret Gumbo Recipe

Jacques shares his secret ingredient for real cajun Gumbo. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
7/14/20233 minutes, 46 seconds
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748 - Slave Stealers, LLC (7/11/23)

Our review of the feel-good sleeper indie hit of the summer, Astroid Cit- no, it's the new Jim Caviezel-starring anti-trafficking movie “The Sound of Freedom” Tickets for our live shows in BOTH Montreal and Toronto available here at https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live
7/11/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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747 Teaser - Eric Adams’ Lies

The boys discuss the increasingly complex and inexplicable lies of NYC Mayor Eric Adams. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
7/7/20232 minutes, 15 seconds
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746 - Gordian, Not! (7/4/23)

Happy holiday weekend, sorry we’re a bit late. To give them credit, the dry boys actually rallied to record as usual on Monday, this time it’s Chris who’s been off grilling and chilling in the woods. Anyway, we’ve got takes on the recent Supreme Court rulings, Twitter’s continued degradation, and drama among the loser nerds behind the DeSantis campaign. Tickets for our live shows in BOTH Montreal and Toronto available here at https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live
7/5/202359 minutes, 12 seconds
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745 Teaser - Doctors: Mississippi or Kazakhstan?

We discuss medical licensing as it relates to the proliferation of quack medicine, and the relatively low number of practicing doctors in the U.S. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
6/30/20233 minutes, 31 seconds
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Movie Mindset 10 Teaser - The Red Circle

Will & Hesse describe the meeting of Corey and Vogel in Le cercle rouge. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
6/28/202310 minutes
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744 - People Who Died (6/26/23)

The boys look at the Wagner Group failed(?) coup(??) of Russia(???) over the weekend(????). Then, some more on the submarine disaster, RFK Jr. and the people who believe current events as a factor of time’s linear progression are, in general, a “psyop”. TORONTO: tickets still available to our show there Thursday, August 17: https://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/10005ED4F0FB3932 Our friends Steven Donziger and Chris Smalls in association with Little Secret LA are going on tour this summer, find dates and tickets here: https://www.littlesecretla.org/hotlaborsummertour
6/27/202358 minutes, 15 seconds
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743 Teaser - Pixar’s Sodas

Frustrated with the current state of popular film, the boys pitch “Pixar’s Sodas”. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
6/23/20236 minutes, 35 seconds
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Movie Mindset 09 Teaser - Gene Hackman in Eureka

Will and Hesse discuss the transcendent sequence of Gene Hackman striking gold in Nicolas Roeg’s Eureka (1983). Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
6/21/202310 minutes
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742 - Sluts For Rudy (6/20/23)

We take some dirty talk tips from Rudy Giuliani’s emails; Consider our lost Submariners; Discuss RFK Jr.’s campaign requiring us to do homework; and imagine Ron DeSantis as one of Jesus’ disciples. NEW SHOW DATES! We will be in Canada this August: Thursday, August 17 - Toronto - Danforth Music Hall Saturday August 19 - Montreal - Corona Theater Tickets will be available for Patreon pre-order on Thursday, June 22nd and available for general public sale Friday, June 23rd. Watch for a Patreon blog post with more details. AND! We now have some collections of themed episode packs available for purchase on our new Patreon Digital Shop! Head over the patreon.com/chapotraphouse/shop to find collections of all our premium Movie Review episodes, all of Matt’s Inebriated Past Episodes + the Poppy series, and all of our TV review episodes + Felix’s This Is Sus series available for individual purchase.
6/21/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 12 seconds
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741 Teaser - They Indicted Me!

We look at Trump’s response to his federal indictment, and how he still manages to outswag Ron Dion DeSantis. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
6/16/20234 minutes, 46 seconds
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Movie Mindset 08 Teaser - The Sweet Smell of Success

Will and Hesse discuss Burt Lancaster in the 1957 classic The Sweet Smell of Success. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
6/14/202310 minutes
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740 - Crank About Creeping feat. Ben Terris (6/12/23)

Today we’re joined by journalist Ben Terris, who’s been sort of shadow-programming the show recently with his pieces on Sean McElwee, Diane Feinstein’s staff, Tommy Tuberville’s advisors and questions about Tim Scott’s virginity. We discuss Trump’s federal indictment over the “boxes hoax,” and the growing feeling that ol’ Donny might possibly maybe finally be kind of fucked. Then we talk to Ben about his new book “The Big Break,” and learn more about all the McElwee-esque DC creeps, weirdos and gamblers he’s come to know investigating the world of post-Trump Washington. You can find Ben’s book here: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/ben-terris/the-big-break/9781538708057/?lens=twelve
6/13/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 15 seconds
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739 Teaser - Hunter’s Lawyers

We discuss Hunter Biden’s relationship with his lawyers. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
6/9/20233 minutes, 19 seconds
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Movie Mindset 07 Teaser - Talking Kurosawa's "Bright Future"

Will, Hesse and Brendan James discuss Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s 2002 film Bright Future. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
6/7/202310 minutes
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738 - They Smile In Your Face feat. Corey Robin (6/5/23)

Today we’re joined by Professor Corey Robin, author of "The Reactionary Mind" and "The Enigma of Clarence Thomas," for a conversation all about one of the most powerful reactionaries in the world: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. We discuss the origins and contours of his conservative ideology, and how they reflect the development of race, class, law, power, conservatism and liberalism over his lifetime. You can pick up "The Enigma of Clarence Thomas" here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781627793834/theenigmaofclarencethomas
6/6/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 55 seconds
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Movie Mindset 06 Teaser - Clint Eastwood's Sudden Impact

Will, Hesse and John Semley review Clint Eastwood’s 1983 Dirty Harry film Sudden Impact. Go ahead, make my day. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
5/31/202310 minutes
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736 - Work Will Set Your TV (5/30/23)

We take a look at Barack Obama’s new Netflix series “Working: What We Do All Day,” in which the former president examines the various trials, indignities and inequities of American work life and avoids asking: did I do that?
5/31/20231 hour, 10 seconds
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735 Teaser - Failure to Launch

We cover Ron DeSantis’ disastrous Twitter campaign launch. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
5/26/20234 minutes, 29 seconds
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Movie Mindset 05 Teaser - Talkin' Altman

Will, Hesse and E1's Andrew Hudson discuss Robert Altman's 1971 revisionist Western classic “McCabe & Mrs. Miller.” Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
5/24/202310 minutes, 1 second
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734 - I Feel Like White Gladis (5/23/23)

Debt ceiling showdown, losers of the Republican primaries, Pete Buttigieg’s Mind Cathedral, yes, yes, but we must focus on what’s really important: The Orcas are now in open revolt, and we need to strategize support for our cetacean brothers and sisters. LAST DAY to buy this round of merch from us, get it while it’s available: https://represent.com/store/chapo-trap-house
5/23/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 15 seconds
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Movie Midset 04 Teaser - Invasion of The Body Snatchers

Will, Hesse and Dan Boeckner review 1956’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
5/17/20238 minutes
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732 - Marinating Melvin (5/15/23)

It’s Ted Lasso, folks! Yes, after many years of consternation around this show in the Discourse, many requests for review (and Will watching a bunch of that Good Doctor show and reporting back it was actually pretty ok), we decided to take a look at this footballing Yank and his relentless positivity. So, here’s our review of Ted Lasso and what it’s psychotic cheeriness says about TV and America.
5/16/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 35 seconds
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731 Teaser - HE GOT OLDER

We discuss Biden’s age as a factor in the 2024 election. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
5/12/20234 minutes, 19 seconds
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BONUS: What’s at Stake in the WGA Writers’ Strike

Blake Masters (NOT THAT ONE, Blake is the creator of Showtime’s Brotherhood, and writer for Rubicon, Law & Order: LA, and Falling Water among many other shows) joins us to discuss the ongoing WGA writers’ strike. Will and Blake touch on the transforming landscape of Television, fair compensation in the age of streaming, standing creative professionals’ ground against AI, and how entertainment unions fit into the larger world of American organized labor. And also, how all TV writing eventually leads back to Columbo.
5/11/202337 minutes, 8 seconds
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Movie Mindset 03 - Double Indemnity

Enjoy the first 6 minutes of Will and Hesse's review of Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity (1944). Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
5/10/20236 minutes
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730 - The Man Who Would Be King (5/8/23)

We cover some breaking 17th century news and look at the race car driving heir to the House of Habsburg, as well as the coronation of King Charles III, for a little modern-day Hell on Earth. Then, keeping with the theme of gratuitous puff-pieces in the Times, we look at “Liz” Holmes attempt to rebrand herself as a gee-shucks everyday mom and family woman ahead of her sentencing for medical fraud. Finally, we catch up on the ever-mounting corruption in the Supreme Court, and what our elected officials will fail to do about it. The piece about heart transplants Felix mentions in this: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/18/opinion/heart-transplant-donor.html New merch, including Hell on Earth designs and re-stocked Zapata Oil hats, available for order through May 24th here: https://represent.com/store/chapo-trap-house
5/9/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 26 seconds
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729 Teaser - Subway Killing Reactions

We discuss responses to the killing of Jordan Neely on the NYC subway, including the complete absence of any realistic state responsibility to address the intersecting and accelerating crises involved. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes. www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
5/5/20233 minutes, 13 seconds
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Movie Mindset 02 Teaser - Angel Heart

Enjoy the first 10 minutes of Movie Mindset episode 2. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
5/3/202310 minutes
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728 - Mighty Men (5/1/23)

We plan out what builds we’re going with using items from King Charles’ upcoming coronation. Then, we compare and contrast visions of masculinity within the Republican party using the models presented by Donald Trump and Josh Hawley, and start forecasting what the Trump v. Biden match-up might look like. Plus, we’ve got new Epstein revelations, and an update on a classic bit of William F. Buckley lore. New merch now available here: https://represent.com/store/chapo-trap-house Hell on Earth: The Original Podcast Soundtrack now available here: https://chapotraphouse.bandcamp.com/album/hell-on-earth-original-podcast-soundtrack
5/2/20231 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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727 Teaser - Guantanamo Ron

727 Teaser - Guantanamo Ron We look at Ron DeSantis’ freakout when asked about his history administering Guantanamo Bay’s torture program. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
5/1/20234 minutes, 7 seconds
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Movie Mindset 01 - Tony Vision

Welcome to Movie Mindset! In this inaugural episode, Will and Hesse guide you through two of the collaborations between director Tony Scott and star Denzel Washington, Man on Fire (2004) & Deja Vu (2006). Join us as the ultimate auteur of the action-thriller meets the ultimate American leading man in these two propulsive explorations of justice, time, duty, depression, vengeance, destiny and sick-ass explosions. This first episode of Movie Mindset is available for free anywhere you get podcasts. Subsequent episodes will be released exclusively for Chapo Trap House subscribers on Patreon at patreon.com/chapotraphouse.
4/27/20232 hours, 15 minutes, 28 seconds
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726 - Cruising feat. Lauren Oyler (4/24/23)

We’re joined by author Lauren Oyler to discuss her new Harper’s article about her experience going on a cruise centered around Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP brand. We discuss performative crying, serial killer branded work-outs, vagina-themed everything, and selling self-actualization. Then, we catch up on an eventful few days in the media, with Musk’s Twitter checkpocalypse, and Tucker & Don Lemon getting the axe at Fox & CNN respectively.
4/25/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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725 Teaser - Soda Court

We talk to beverage journalist Dave Infante about Bang! Energy’s wacky CEO Jack Owoc, and the rise of sodas intended to purify your mind on the market. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
4/21/20234 minutes, 23 seconds
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724 - Pipe Lines....Blow Awaaaaay feat. How to Blow Up A Pipeline (4/17/23)

We’re joined by the creative team behind the new film How To Blow Up A Pipeline (director Daniel Goldhaber, co-writer/producer/star Ariela Barer, co-writer/producer Jordan Sjol & producer/editor Dan Garber) to discuss their work on the movie. Will talks to the crew about adapting the non-fiction book to narrative film, developing characters’ sense of political motivation, the value and nature of propaganda, and of course, bombs. Then, Felix and Matt join back up to look at Biden’s recent trip to Ireland, and read from Spiked magazine’s lament of the President’s “woke conquest of Ireland”. There may be tickets left for the late show of our screening of John Carpenter’s “In The Mouth of Madness” at the Roxy Cinema on April 27th, come thru. Will and Hesse will be speaking at both screenings: https://www.roxycinemanewyork.com/screenings/chapo-trap-house-movie-mindset-presents-in-the-mouth-of-madness-35mm/
4/18/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 13 seconds
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723 Teaser - Discord Uncle Gap

On our nation’s vulnerable teens receiving questionable Uncle-guidance (and military intelligence) through Discord leaks. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
4/14/20234 minutes
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722 - Night At The Museum 2: Battle for Camp Gettintop (4/10/23)

New details about Clarence Thomas’ billionaire benefactor Harlan Crow keep coming to light, forcing us to contemplate new questions like: What do Lenin, Mao and Hagrid’s Hut have in common? And, do Hitler’s napkins force us to confront the evil in the hearts of men? We contemplate this plus: DeSantis flails, Kanye’s school has no stairs, and the Dalai Lama sucks tongue. All this and more on today’s ep. Should be a few tickets left for the late show of our screening of John Carpenter’s “In The Mouth of Madness” at the Roxy Cinema on April 27th, come thru. Will and Hesse will be speaking at both screenings: https://www.roxycinemanewyork.com/screenings/chapo-trap-house-movie-mindset-presents-in-the-mouth-of-madness-35mm/
4/11/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
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721 Teaser - Catholic Cemetery Magazine

We dig into one of the key sources for the Clarence Thomas corruption story. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
4/7/20234 minutes, 36 seconds
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720 - The Demon Way in Hell feat. @ettingermentum (4/4/23)

We’re joined by wonk whiz-kid @ettingermentum to discuss some of his recent elections analysis. We take a look at how today’s arraignment might affect Trump’s 2024 outlook, the electoral history of transphobia for the GOP, and analyze the art of losing from some recent Democratic stars. Follow @ettingermentum on Twitter And subscribe to his very good Substack here: https://ettingermentum.substack.com/ And keep an eye out for his livestreams at: http://twitch.tv/zevonmentum NYC! We are doing a special Movie Mindset mini-series launch party & screening of a 35 mm print of John Carpenter’s “In The Mouth of Madness” on Thursday, April 27th at the Roxy Cinema, followed by a special talk back pod recording with Will & Hesse. Tickets here: https://www.roxycinemanewyork.com/screenings/chapo-trap-house-movie-mindset-presents-in-the-mouth-of-madness-35mm/ And submit any questions for a Hell on Earth wrap up stream and/or ep over at [email protected]
4/4/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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719 Teaser - Trump Indicted

Part of our live reactions to the breaking news of Donald Trump’s indictment. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
3/31/20232 minutes, 51 seconds
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718 - The View feat. Norman Finkelstein (3/28/23)

We’re joined by author and scholar Norman Finkelstein to discuss his new book “I’ll Burn That Bridge When I Get To It,” as well as a candid discussion of the political situation in Israel, the modern left, Obama’s legacy, and our old friend Alan Dershowitz. Find “I’ll Burn That Bridge When I Get To It” here: https://itascabooks.com/products/ill-burn-that-bridge-when-i-get-to-it-heretical-thoughts-on-identity-politics-cancel-culture-and-academic-freedom
3/28/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 6 seconds
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717 Teaser - Medicaid Estate Seizure

Libby Watson explains how many states are able to seize the estates of Medicaid users after their deaths. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
3/27/20236 minutes, 37 seconds
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716 - The Trump-Steak Redemption feat. Ike Barinholtz (3/20/23)

We’re joined by Celebrity Jeopardy! champion Ike Barinholtz to discuss Donald Trump’s potentially imminent arrest, the dismal state of the metaverse, the anti-vaxer quest for clean seed, and Ike’s new series with da god Mel Brooks, History of the World, Part II. Check out, History of the World, Part II, streaming now on Hulu: https://press.hulu.com/shows/history-of-the-world-part-ii/
3/21/202359 minutes, 11 seconds
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Bonus: L.A. Teachers’ Strike

Will talks to Betsy and Gloria, two LA public school teachers, ahead of the three-day teachers’ strike planned to begin this Tuesday. They discuss their demands, the conditions in the schools, engaging the local community, and challenges from the LA school district superintendent. Support the UTLA & SEIU 99 through the links here: https://linktr.ee/ctowne1115?utm_source=linktree_profile_share&ltsid=c4187339-a6f3-459a-9e58-874764f6c580
3/20/202333 minutes, 3 seconds
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UNLOCKED 713 - NO MORE BULLSHIT! (Economy Edition) feat. Richard Wolff (3/9/23)

Professor Richard Wolff returns to the show for an economic update on inflation, employment, student debt, China, and the U.S.’s future role in the world. For more from Prof Wolff, subscribe to Democracy at Work on YouTube: youtube.com/democracyatwrk And find all the info on Economic Update here: https://www.democracyatwork.info/economicupdate
3/17/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 12 seconds
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715 Teaser - Porno Military Contractors

We discuss Russian Private Military Contractors the Wagner Group recent attempts to recruit via ads on PornHub. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
3/17/20234 minutes, 31 seconds
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Hell On Earth - Episode 10 Teaser

As the institutions of the Commonwealth fail to cohere, politics descend into conspiracy theory and culture war. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
3/15/20235 minutes, 54 seconds
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714 - McNally Jackin’ (3/13/23)

We’ve got the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, saber rattling over a war against Mexican cartels, plus we meet a delightful new character out of the great state of Tennessee, wish a bittersweet farewell to an old friend, and FINALLY take those damn smoke detectors down a peg or two. All that and a side of meat salad in today’s ep.
3/14/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
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713 Teaser - It’s So Over

Prof. Richard Wolff uses a historical analogy to analyze America’s future role in the world. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
3/10/20235 minutes, 22 seconds
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Bonus: MOVIE MINDSET OSCARS PREVIEW

Will and Hesse (@ZeroSuitCamus, @SSDERANGEMENTSS) review the films of 2022 in this special Academy Awards preview. This is also “episode 0” of our next mini-series, MOVIE MINDSET, in which Will and Hesse will give you the keys to unlock true movie consciousness. Series coming late April, details inside.
3/9/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 44 seconds
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Hell on Earth - Episode 9 Teaser

The 17th century lyin’ fake news media helps seal King Charles I’s fate. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
3/8/20234 minutes, 44 seconds
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712 - Everything Mystical feat. Brandon Wardell & Jamel Johnson (3/6/23)

Beloved returning guest Brandon Wardell and soon-to-be-fan-favorite Jamel Johnson stop by to take a look at Mexican Elves, discuss if our penises are shriveling OR growing too much & celebrate Women’s History Month by praising the men who support them. And after that lineup, we address the real question of the week: Should women date podcasters? Brandon and Jamel have a new show, the Brandon Jamel Show. It’s out now wherever you get podcasts, links below: Pod: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brandon-jamel-show/id1675920175 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thebrandonjamelshow Insta: https://instagram.com/thebrandonjamelshow?igshid=NTdlMDg3MTY= Links to Brandon’s live shows here: https://linktr.ee/Brandonwardell
3/7/202357 minutes, 33 seconds
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711 Teaser - Raze the Colleges

Matt proposes an elegant solution for solving the elite university culture issue. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
3/3/20232 minutes, 51 seconds
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Hell on Earth - Episode 8 Teaser

One final offensive reveals what the war had really been about. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
3/1/20231 minute, 55 seconds
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710 - I Believe Mole Children Are Our Future feat. Will Sommer (2/27/23)

We’re joined by friend of the show Will Sommer to discuss his new book “Trust the Plan: The Rise of QAnon and the Conspiracy That Unhinged America”. We discuss the full shape of the conspiracy/movement now 5 years into its run, its effect on those who follow it, and where it might go from here. As well as all the bizarre cultural references, micro-celebrities & criminals that fill out the movement. Pick up Will’s book here: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/trust-the-plan-will-sommer?variant=40493482541090 And listen to Will’s podcast Fever Dreams here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fever-dreams/id1558716930
2/28/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 33 seconds
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Hell on Earth - Episode 7 Teaser

Hell comes to Germany. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
2/22/20233 minutes, 52 seconds
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708 - Sydney 9000 (2/20/23)

We give a slightly premature send-of to President Carter. Then, Nikki Haley enters the GOP primaries, WaPo ranks democratic primary possibilities, and MTG reveals she’s maybe the only congresswoman losing money on the job. Finally, we take a look at two journalists who are terrified at the possibility of being seduced & destroyed by Microsoft’s terrifying Bing AI.
2/21/202358 minutes, 27 seconds
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707 Teaser - Future Sex

We’re joined by comics artists Ben Clarkson and Matt Bors to unpack the infamous virtual sex scene from DEMOLITION MAN. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
2/17/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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BONUS: Ohio Toxic Train Disaster feat. David Sirota

Will talks to David Sirota of The Lever about the disastrous train derailment and toxic event in East Palestine, Ohio. They discuss national train policy, corporate responsibility, erosion of railway labor and safety protections, and of course, Pete Buttigieg’s Transportation department. Follow David's work at The Lever: https://www.levernews.com/
2/15/202346 minutes, 7 seconds
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Hell on Earth - Episode 6 Teaser

Gustavus Adolphus' shocking victory at Breitenfeld gives the Protestant alliance its first W in twelve years of war. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
2/15/20236 minutes, 5 seconds
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706 - Arrival (2/13/23)

We discuss the increasingly bizarre obsession around “objects” being shot down in the sky, as well as the insane circumstance around the toxic event in Ohio (and we will have more on that later this week). Then, our annual review of the Super Bowl broadcast & advertising spectacle. Finally, we answer your Valentine’s day call-in questions! And, a note from Felix: Hey, this is Felix and I just wanted to get more eyes on my sister Lucy's incredible writing. she most recently put out this essay on the ephemeral and sad nature of devices in our lives that elucidates concepts that I have been struggling to articulate on the show. Please subscribe! thank you https://open.substack.com/pub/lucydiamondb/p/41-one-november-night-15-years-ago?r=3k2uk&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
2/14/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 49 seconds
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705 Teaser - Toxic Cloud & Tom Clancy

We discuss the ongoing toxic event in Ohio, and how people take their international threat cues from Tom Clancy Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
2/10/20233 minutes, 32 seconds
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Hell on Earth - Episode 5 Teaser

A miracle at Wimpfen further sets back the Protestant cause, forcing them to look abroad for new members of their coalition. Subscribe today for the full episode and the rest of the series at patreon.com/chapotraphouse
2/8/20233 minutes, 49 seconds
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704 - Time for Some Game Theory feat. Bomani Jones (2/6/23)

We’re joined by Bomani Jones, host of Game Theory on HBO, to discuss pro-sports and labor, including NFL player health in the wake of Damar Hamlin’s recent hospitalization, and NBA player bargaining power. We also briefly touch on the rapid rise of sports gambling and of course, who we’ve got for this Sunday’s Big Game. Then, the boys are all together in LA this week and catch up on the Chinese Balloon, Kamala Harris, the Grammys, our favorite unfinished TV commercial storylines, the Book of Job, and more. Follow Bomani at @Bomani_Jones and watch Game Theory with Bomani Jones Friday's at 11pm on HBO and HBO Max.
2/7/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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703 Teaser - Might As Well Ban the Crank Yankers

We discuss Ron DeSantis’ war on books and its potential national popularity. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
2/3/20235 minutes, 4 seconds
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Hell on Earth - Episode 4 Teaser

The Defenestration of Prague sets the stage for protestant confrontation of the Habsburgs, but what prince would be foolhardy enough to take their crown? Subscribe today for the full episode and the rest of the series at patreon.com/chapotraphouse
2/1/20234 minutes, 49 seconds
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702 - Don’t Worry Be Happy (1/30/23)

A grab-bag of topics today: A novel idea for fixing policing from the Slow Boring blog; Eric Adams has a rat problem; Priest goes to hell; TikTok ban on the horizon; Prince Andrew in the tub; Andrew Tate’s jail posts.
1/31/202356 minutes, 52 seconds
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701 Teaser - SVU Mindset

Will and Felix are joined by Kath Krueger to look into the insanity and enduring appeal of Law and Order: SVU. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
1/27/20233 minutes, 46 seconds
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Hell on Earth - Episode 3 Teaser

Spasms of confessional violence rock Europe, setting the stage for the greater conflict to come. Subscribe today for the full episode and the rest of the series at patreon.com/chapotraphouse
1/25/20233 minutes, 39 seconds
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700 - Shine On You Crazy… (1/23/23)

We get a taste of the old Trump magic through his beautiful eulogy for one of his most loyal supporters, the wonderful Diamond. Then, we check in with America’s police forces through a(nother) unhinged new Sheriffs movement, and a cop who claims to to be able to discern 911 callers’ guilt through the tone of their voices. Finally, it’s time for a little Game of Thrones theory.
1/24/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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699 Teaser - TikTok Thoughts

We discuss the good and cool new beliefs generated by TikTok. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
1/20/20232 minutes, 38 seconds
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Hell on Earth - Episode 2 Teaser

Violent dynastic rivalries start knitting together financial and state apparatuses through a series of brutal wars in Italy. Subscribe today for the full episode and the rest of the series at patreon.com/chapotraphouse
1/18/20236 minutes, 18 seconds
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UNLOCKED: 697 - The Lion’s Den feat. Mohammad Alsaafin (1/12/23)

We’re joined by AJ+ journalist Mohammad Alsaafin to discuss the newly formed Israeli government, the state of Palestinian resistance, and of course, Mideast politics vis-à-vis the recent World Cup. Follow Mohammad on Twitter at @malsaafin
1/17/20231 hour, 16 seconds
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698 - Lego-Masters Break Out feat. Bryan Quinby (1/17/23)

We’re joined by our pod-father Bryan Quinby to discuss the topic that brought us all together in the first place: Butt TV. Subscribe to the new home of all your Quinby Content: https://www.patreon.com/MurderXBryan
1/17/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 29 seconds
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697 Teaser - Palestinian Resistance

We’re joined by journalist Mohammad Alsaafin to discuss the state of Palestinian resistance to the newly formed Israeli government. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
1/13/20237 minutes, 22 seconds
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Hell on Earth - Episode 1: GOD

A man, a hammer, a nail, a door, history. Martin Luther sets off the protestant reformation and lays the groundwork for a century of violence in Europe. This first episode of Hell on Earth: The Thirty Years War and the Violent Birth Capitalism is available for free. Subsequent episodes will be released exclusively for Chapo Trap House subscribers on Patreon at patreon.com/chapotraphouse. Interactive atlas, bibliography and credits for the series can be found at: hellonearth.chapotraphouse.com
1/11/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 42 seconds
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696 - Meet the Schlapps feat. Seeking Derangements (1/9/23)

We’re joined by Ben and Hesse of Seeking Derangements to look at the bungled coup in Brazil, Matt Schlapp’s sexual harassment accusations and prince Harry’s explosive new book about getting frostbite on his dick. Finally, we read a New York Post story about parents whose kids hate them so much they have to hire deprogrammers. LINKS+PLUGS: Seeking Derangements patreon: https://www.patreon.com/seekingderangements Hell on Earth launch party, Littlefield, NYC 1/20/23: https://littlefieldnyc.com/event/?wfea_eb_id=479703214227 And Introducing DJ night, Elsewhere, NYC 1/18/23: https://www.elsewherebrooklyn.com/events/night-rippers-presented-by-audio-video-disco-18th-jan-the-loft-new-york-tickets Talking Simpsons @ SF Sketchfest feat. Matt, 1/25/23: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talking-simpsons-10p-seating-tickets-500829052177
1/10/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 27 seconds
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695 Teaser - Meet the Speakers

We discuss possible GOP candidates for Speaker of the House in the deadlocked 118th US Congress. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
1/6/20234 minutes, 20 seconds
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694 - Tulkun King (1/2/23)

It’s finally time to return to Pandora: we review Avatar: The Way of Water. James Cameron expands and improves on his otherworldly saga of colonization and resistance in about every conceivable way, including revolutionary whale violence, CRAB MECHS, and competing visions of eternal life, one blessed & one damned. Saddle up your Skimwing and join us once again in this consciousness-raising blockbuster fantasy world of blue guys. Tickets for the Hell on Earth launch show/party @ Littlefield in NYC 1/20/23 here: https://littlefieldnyc.com/event/?wfea_eb_id=479703214227
1/3/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 5 seconds
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693 Teaser - Stav Meets Rod

From our best-of compilation of our recent fall tour, we introduce Stav to the world of Rod Dreher live at the NYC show. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
12/30/20226 minutes, 9 seconds
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692 - Lindy King (12/26/22)

In a sequel of sorts to one of our most beloved movie & holiday episodes, we enter a fantastic & amazingly realized world that could only spring from the singular genius of one of cinema’s great auteurs.
12/27/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 29 seconds
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691 Teaser - George Santos, Scofflaw

We meet GOP representative-elect George Santos and his various lies, frauds, deceits and impersonations. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
12/23/20223 minutes, 11 seconds
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690 - Recovery Side Quest feat. TrueAnon (12/19/22)

Our good friends Liz and Brace of TrueAnon stop by to help us send off The Year of the Smile. We discuss their mini-series on Synanon, a substance rehabilitation program turned violent cult, and how it relates to all sorts of American phenomenon: from 1950’s acid tests to the modern Troubled Teen Industry. We also discuss the state of our collapsing tech/media infrastructure, the Epstein case, and why the government should begin issuing quests to citizens. Check out TrueAnon’s excellent miniseries The Game starting here: https://soundcloud.com/trueanonpod/the-game-part-1-dopefiend, and the rest on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TrueAnonPod Tickets for the Hell on Earth launch show/party @ Littlefield in NYC 1/20/23 here: https://littlefieldnyc.com/event/?wfea_eb_id=479703214227
12/20/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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689 Teaser - NFTrump

The gang looks at Trump’s new line of NFT trading cards. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
12/16/20223 minutes, 49 seconds
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688 - Black Site Safe Space (12/12/22)

We review the year in Podcasts, according to the New York Times. Then, Sinema flips, the Young Republicans present the Allen Dulles award, and the CIA has a mental wellness problem. Finally, some movie mindset recommendations for your holiday season. Hell on Earth launch show/party @ Littlefield 1/20/23, tickets here: https://littlefieldnyc.com/event/?wfea_eb_id=479703214227 Matt w/ Talking Simpsons podcast, Live at SF Sketchfest, 1/25/23, tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talking-simpsons-tickets-210772966617 Hell on Earth Bibliography/Reading List Here: https://www.chapotraphouse.com/hell
12/13/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 12 seconds
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687 Teaser - Keep it Like A Kaiser

The crew discusses the recent attempt from a German Qanon-affiliated group to overthrow the German government and install Heinrich XIII Prince of Reuss as kaiser. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
12/9/20224 minutes, 4 seconds
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686 - AI Can’t Get You Garfield feat. Ryan Broderick & Elon Musk (12/6/22)

Our old friend Elon Musk* calls in to give us some updates on company policy and future projects from Twitter HQ. Then we’re joined by Ryan Broderick, author of the Garbage Day newsletter, to discuss all things online, from the woes of politicized moderation, to a future without Twitter, to the many ethical & technological horrors presented by new AI technology. Find Ryan’s great newsletter about the Internet here: https://www.garbageday.email/ *James Adomian
12/6/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 27 seconds
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BONUS: Will Talks To Rail Workers

Will talks to Ross Grooters, co-chair of Railroad Workers United, Deven Mantz of BMWED Teamsters, and Jonah Furman of Labor Notes about the tentative agreement being forced on railroad workers, the demands of the unions, and where organizing goes from here. Visit www.railroadworkersunited.org to support the union.
12/4/202236 minutes, 54 seconds
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685 Teaser - Terminator Insurance

Ben McKenzie stops by to talk Crypto, and the boys reflect on old billionaire philanthropy vs. modern billionaire philanthropy. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
12/2/20224 minutes, 26 seconds
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684 - Chapo Victims Unit (11/28/22)

We start off with some Law & Order: SVU talk that flows into a discussion of crime paranoia that cost the Democrats the house in suburban Long Island. Then, America’s epidemic of loneliness and corrupt hustlers trying to scam people into unnecessary for-profit hospice care. Grim! So we lighten up the back half of the ep with some more listener questions.
11/29/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 54 seconds
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682 - Longspermism (11/21/22)

We catch up with World Cup news, engage in some vile orientalism about Qatar, and take a look at American colleges and universities partnering with gambling sites to wring some more profit out of their students and sports programs. Then, an in-depth reading series on a Peter Thiel-aligned movement of eugenics, biological optimization, “secular Calvinism,” and more dubious effective altruism, all wrapped up in one couple and their plans to out-breed the world. Find all of the programming and subscriber announcements mentioned at the end of the episode here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/announcing-hell-74753159
11/22/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 48 seconds
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Hinge Points S2E1: Dog-gone-erland

Hinge Points is back for a new season, baby! This first ep is free, but expect new episodes for the next 5 Thursdays, only at patreon.com/chapotraphouse. Matt and Danny Bessner (from American Prestige) invite Chris to discuss the question: What if Doggerland (the area of land between Britain and France) was never filled in with water?
11/17/202258 minutes, 49 seconds
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Preview: Hell On Earth

Coming Jan 11th from Chapo Trap House: HELL ON EARTH: The Thirty Years War & The Violent Birth of Capitalism In this special preview mini-sode, Matt and Chris discuss their new history podcast series, coming soon exclusively on patreon.com/chapotraphouse.
11/17/202218 minutes, 25 seconds
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680 - Chapo Blue (11/14/22)

We’ve got more midterms wrap up as Dems clinch the senate, Kari Lake goes down in Arizona, and Blake Masters’ school shooter campaign ads resurface. Then, we round up the first few weeks of Elon’s Twitter takeover and the FTX collapse, two more massive frauds of the billionaire class apparently destined for self-destruction. Finally, a eulogy for one of the Grand Broads of conservative media.
11/15/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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679 Teaser - Toxic Trump vs. L. Ron DeSantis

In the wake of the ‘22 midterms, the boys look at the prospects of Trump v. DeSantis as the future of the GOP. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
11/11/20226 minutes, 6 seconds
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678 - For Whom The Balls Tan feat. Julian Feeld & Annie Kelly (11/8/22)

We’re joined by QAnon Anonymous’ Julian Feeld & Annie Kelly to discuss their new miniseries MANCLAN, covering online masculinity influencers. Julian and Annie’s series pulls together a lot of threads we’ve been discussing lately including loneliness, the rightwing grip on “manliness”, bizarre male diet trends, the new age-ification of online reactionaries and much more. You can subscribe to Qanon Anonymous to get Manclan and all their premium content here: https://www.patreon.com/qanonanonymous
11/8/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 5 seconds
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676 - Agony Uncles (11/1/22)

It’s the end of another tour, so we’re once again turning to the phone lines for a Chapo call-in show. So, thanks for the questions, enjoy the answers. And a special thanks to everyone who came out to these live shows, they were some of our best ever. We’ll probably do more calls in the future now that we have an easy method for cataloguing and searching calls, so feel free to send in more under-30-second audio recording questions to [email protected]
11/2/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 32 seconds
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674 - Stew for Demons (10/24/22)

It’s Halloween season so we’re taking a look at the increasing amount terror many Americans are now experiencing previously-benign concepts like “school” and “voting.” We also take a look at the “retvrn” type traditionalists, and how the fantasy of what they want to “retvrn” to so badly keeps getting more and more recent. We are going to do a CALL-IN show in the next week or so. Email us an audio question of NO LONGER THAN 30 SECONDS to [email protected] by end of day 10/25/22 and we may answer it on an upcoming episode. Finally, last few days to grab your tickets to Ft. Lauderdale. This show is ALMOST sold out so buy while you still can. Three big acts, Donzii, [STAND-UP NAME REDACTED] and of course us at Chapo. Tix here: https://www.jointherevolution.net/concerts/chapo-trap-house/
10/25/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 35 seconds
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673 Teaser - Worst Drug Trafficker in Existence

We take a look at the panic over fentanyl in Halloween candy. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
10/21/20224 minutes, 16 seconds
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672 - Smiles Per Minute (10/17/22)

We’re back from the first part of our fall tour and kicking around some news items: Kanye continues to find wild new ways to embrace conservatism, Liz Truss’ government wildly flails, Bolsonaro has a pretty wild story about encountering a young Venezuelan woman. Plus, we discuss the vandalism stunt on a Van Gogh painting in the name of climate activism, and take a look at a typical day for a VC-backed tech CEO. Last chance to catch us live this year at Revolution in Ft. Lauderdale on 10/30: https://www.jointherevolution.net/concerts/chapo-trap-house/
10/18/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 47 seconds
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670 - The Ye Imperium (10/10/22)

This episode is about Kanye’s continued right turn/presidential ambitions, but we get to everything from American food culture to failed conservative banking schemes to Gambo to dybbuks. “Freewheeling” as they might say. Thanks to all who came out to the L.A. show, still spots open in NYC and Florida, these shows have been hot, hot, hot! Come thru: https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live
10/11/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 35 seconds
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668 - In the Navy (10/4/22)

In a semi-sequel to the classic movie ep on Patriot’s Day (CTH083), the gang takes a look at Peter Berg’s 2012 blockbuster Battleship. We imagine a world where board games rule cinema IP over superheroes, talk about disgracing WWII vets, and wonder if these are the weakest movie aliens of all time. L.A.: Our live show is THIS SATURDAY, 10/8/22 at The Theater at the Ace Hotel. We are going to do a limited ticket giveaway on Patreon and on twitter this Wednesday (10/5/22). Details posted to Patreon imminently. All dates & Tickets to all our upcoming shows: https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live
10/4/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 47 seconds
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666 - Chapo Goes To Hell (9/27/22)

Chapo goes to Hell and meets the various denizens there: 𖤐 Satan 𖤐 Hitler 𖤐 LaVey 𖤐 Hitchens Featuring: Henry Zebrowski, Derek & @Dril, James Adomian. Dates & Tickets to all our upcoming shows: https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live And of course, links to our new merch: https://chapotraphouse.shop/
9/28/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 49 seconds
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665 Teaser - The McConnell Flop

Matt lays out how institutional Republicans will overcome Peter Thiel’s goons and courtiers. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
9/24/20224 minutes, 18 seconds
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664 - Chapo Control to Major Tom feat. Tom Myers (9/20/22)

Comedian Tom Myers stops by the pod to discuss the news of the day, including Ron DeSantis’ immigrant trafficking stunt, Lindsay Graham’s proposed federal 15 week abortion ban, Brett Favre’s Mississippi welfare fraud, and an important new scientific discovery. Check out Tom’s pod Tom Myers vs. The Rest of the World here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tom-myers-vs-the-rest-of-the-world/id1538275781 Dates & Tickets to all our upcoming shows: https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live And of course, links to our new merch: https://chapotraphouse.shop/
9/20/202258 minutes, 18 seconds
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663 Teaser - Clinton Clown College

Katherine Krueger joins the boys to discuss Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s new AppleTV series “Gutsy”. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
9/16/20226 minutes, 12 seconds
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Bonus: Triple Shot of Starbucks Workers

Will and Chris host a round table of three organizers from across the country fighting to unionize Starbucks: Vic from Buffalo, Alisha from Oklahoma City, and Quentin from Portland, OR. They discuss the progress they’ve made at their respective locations, how they achieved it, and where they hope to go from there. We also discuss Starbucks’ retaliation methods (ranging from buffoonish to insidious), various legal challenges they’ve faced, and building bonds across the labor movement. Also, the most insane Starbucks orders they’ve ever seen. Support Starbucks Workers United: No Contract No Coffee pledge: https://crm.broadstripes.com/ctf/SJID0H Solidarity Fund for SBWU partners by Coworker: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/starbucksworkersfund DSA Labor Solidarity Fund: https://laborsolidarity.com And here is Alisha’s Jacobin piece on Starbucks use of reproductive benefits as a cudgel against organizers: https://jacobin.com/2022/08/starbucks-abortion-transgender-health-care-promises-pr-stunt-union-contract
9/15/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 37 seconds
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662 - “The Queen” (2006) (9/12/22)

The boys start with a roundtable discussion of 9/11 and modern fashion trends. Then, we take a look at the New York Times new in-depth reporting on Yeshiva schools in NYC failing to teach children basic skills, and how that relates to the state & purpose of public education in general. Finally, Will has sourced an exquisite reading series on the passing of the Queen by Chicago’s own Jon Kass. Dates & Tickets to all our upcoming shows: https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live And of course, links to our new merch: https://chapotraphouse.shop/
9/13/20221 hour, 29 minutes
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661 Teaser - Everything They’re Mad About

We review “My Son Hunter,” and discuss the conservative need to jam every issue they’re mad about into their movies. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
9/9/20224 minutes, 42 seconds
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660 - The Special Master (9/6/22)

Contained within: Joe Biden’s red light speech, Donald Trump’s Special Master, another new British PM, Pope fights the Catholic Deep State, French president sex gossip, Rick Scott blows election fund, Keffals vs. Kiwi Farms, and more! Dates & Tickets to all our upcoming shows: https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live And of course, links to our new merch: https://chapotraphouse.shop/
9/7/202258 minutes, 51 seconds
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659 Teaser - Afghan Anniversary

Will and The War Nerd aka John Dolan reflect on the non-story of Afghanistan one year out from Biden’s withdrawal. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
9/2/20225 minutes, 13 seconds
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658 - Felix’s Video (8/29/22)

We start off the ep with some Movie Mindset interrogation of Felix’s current viewing habits. Then, a look at a re-energized Joe Biden and the outlook of both the Dems and Republicans as we round the home stretch into the midterms. Then, we finally address a bit of pressing international news we’ve been neglecting, namely, if the Finnish PM is cool or nah. If you are listening to this podcast you are legally required to come to our live shows: https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live And purchase our new merch: https://chapotraphouse.shop/
8/30/202259 minutes, 6 seconds
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657 Teaser - We Need A Wizard

The boys discuss recruiting Andrew Tate’s in house wizard in the wake of his banning. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
8/26/20223 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bonus: Exit Through the Gas Chamber feat. Jerry Stahl

In a bit of bonus content, Will interviews legendary author and screenwriter Jerry Stahl about his extremely funny and extremely dark, new book of gonzo reporting and personal memoir: Nein, Nein, Nein!: One Man’s Tale of Depression, Psychic Torment, and a Bus Tour of the Holocaust. Jerry relates his surreal experience of visiting Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Dachau by tour bus rather than train, reviews the cafeteria and gift shop selections available at these historical sites, the friends he made along the way, and muses on moments in human history that fall in between chops of the axe. http://www.akashicbooks.com/catalog/nein-nein-nein/"
8/24/202250 minutes, 54 seconds
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656 - Bug Chasers (8/22/22)

Matt and Will put on their sports radio hats and rank the prospects for the 2024 GOP primary. Then we discuss the bug scourge now plaguing America, and the people who are NOT doing their part to stamp out the menace. New merch store! Tons of hot new merch! Get it, wear it, do NOT answer anyone’s questions about it: https://chapotraphouse.shop/ And, all our tour dates + tickets over at https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live
8/23/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 33 seconds
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655 Teaser - Trump Bene Gesserit Program

We discuss Trump attempting to marry his daughter to Tom Brady, from Jared Kushner’s new memoir. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
8/19/20224 minutes, 22 seconds
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654 - Tossin’ the Pigskin feat. The Trillbillies (8/15/22)

We discuss the equal parts terrifying and stupid possibility that Trump or an associate actually tried to sell nuclear secrets to the Saudis, and all the insane ramifications for domestic and world politics. Then, we’re joined by Tom and Tarence of the Trillbillies to talk about the recent catastrophic flooding in Kentucky, and how the years of government neglect and industrial mining in the region have exacerbated the disaster. Also, prayers up for our boy Salman Rushdie. Link to the disaster relief mutual aid mentioned in the ep: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAMXIPoChrCeYk7aMlsa0MuHFguB5CM1Gm-H8zJlYUCcllmw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1bciEajmf80sYbS8mLDOmSZRk6tEBo1j4_cslNDP2Sggf1DkLekzdLhWU&fs=e&s=cl Tarence’s piece in the Baffler on the flood: https://thebaffler.com/latest/flooding-in-the-sacrifice-zone-ray Dates + Tickets for our fall tour here: https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live
8/16/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 46 seconds
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653 Teaser - You’re Not Stauffenberg, Bro

The boys discuss the legacy of General John F. Kelly Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
8/11/20224 minutes, 21 seconds
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652 - Live in Portland: Is America Burger? feat. Bill Oakley (8/8/22)

Live from the Aladdin Theater in beautiful Portland, Oregon! Chapo is joined by our Women’s Auxiliary Unit of Kath Krueger & Amber Rollo and America’s #1 treats connoisseur Bill Oakley to discuss the issues of the day. Topics include: Portland’s phallocentric history, Alex Jones’ legal losses, Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, and the recent victory for abortion rights in Kansas. Plus: can women find true fulfillment through becoming landlords? AND: a roundtable discussion of fast food culture in America featuring a tasting menu of local Portland delicacies selected by Mr. Oakley himself. Truly a value sized show! Dates + Tickets for our live shows (including the Ft. Lauderdale show now rescheduled to 10/30) are here: https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live
8/9/20221 hour, 59 minutes, 59 seconds
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Abortion Fundraiser THIS Thurs NYC (Amber's LAST Show)

If you are in NYC this Thursday, 8/11/22, come thru to Littlefield in Gowanus for a night of comedy, games and the LAST EVER live appearance of Amber Frost in a public show. Amber, the Pod About List boys and DM Patches will all be taking the stage for a vicious, no holds barred competition of wits and Giant Jenga. All proceeds go to the Kentucky Health Justice Fund, so you’ll not only be supporting a specific woman (Amber) but all women. Tickets here: https://littlefieldnyc.com/event/?wfea_eb_id=387105592247 Donate to the Kentucky Health Justice Fund: https://www.kentuckyhealthjusticenetwork.org/donate.html
8/8/20222 minutes, 4 seconds
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651 Teaser - Demon Killing Sword

Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse Matt discusses the history of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, a rebel state that existed in China from 1851-1864. The rebellion was organized around the landless Hakka people by Hong Xiuquan who, after failing his bureaucratic entrance exams, had a nervous breakdown that led him to believe he was the brother of Jesus Christ. Matt tracks the rise and fall of the kingdom, and how it fits in other proto-socialist movements, and the resonances with the Mormon history he laid out on the last two episodes of the Inebriated Past.
8/4/20223 minutes, 21 seconds
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650 - Hammer Time feat. Brace Belden (8/1/22)

We’re joined by special investigator Brace Belden to look into the increasingly bizarre saga of the Black Hammer group, which recently made news as subject of a police raid, a suspicious death among their group members, criminal accusations against their leader, and now accusations of being part of a foreign influence operation. We discuss all this as well as the political value of Being Normal. Dates + Ticket links to TrueAnon’s live shows: https://www.patreon.com/posts/tour-general-no-69113927 Dates + Tickets for OUR live shows (including the Ft. Lauderdale show now rescheduled to 10/30) are here: chapotraphouse.com/live Streaming tickets for our Pickathon fest set at Noon (PST) next Saturday, 8/6 are available at: https://frqncy.live/pickathon/?r=52e3
8/2/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 29 seconds
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649 Teaser - Joe Biden Monster Factory

We take a look at Joe’s chances in 2024 and conclude that to win he MUST get a BBL. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
7/29/20224 minutes, 52 seconds
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648 - No More Targets feat. Brendan James & Noah Kulwin (7/25/22)

It's Blowback Season 3 Day! The boys are joined by Traitor Brendan James the occluded producer and his comprador running dog Noah Kulwin to talk Korea, the forgotten war. Topics include: why Korea is forgotten while Vietnam never goes away, popular misconceptions of the North Korean people and government, the fruitiness of American general Douglas MacArthur, allegations of the American use of bio-weapons during the Korean War, and much, much more. For all things Blowback go to: blowback.supportingcast.fm For all our upcoming live show dates + tickets, go to: chapotraphouse.com/live
7/26/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 39 seconds
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646 - LIV Strong feat. PFT Commenter (7/18/22)

@PFTCommenter joins us for a tour around the wide world of sports! We talk the new Saudi golf tour LIV, Cletus the NFL transformer, gambling tips, the horniness of Yankee greats, and the future of sports media. PLUS Rep. Clay Higgins speaks directly to the cartels. Tickets for our Fall tour available at: https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live
7/19/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 40 seconds
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644 - Hunter Gatherer (7/11/22)

The boys mourn the loss of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and reflect on his life and career and speculate as to why someone smoked his ass with a 2-liter pepsi and pack of Mentos. They then discuss Elon "Mr. Too Damn Follow Through" Musk's backing out of buying Twitter, Hunter Biden's latest antics, and President Brandon's cratering approval rating.
7/12/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 17 seconds
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643 Teaser - Bye Bye Boris

We bid farewell to Boris Johnson. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
7/8/20223 minutes, 35 seconds
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642 - The Dinner Party (7/5/22)

We hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend. After last week’s coverage of the politics of the Roe reversal, we now move on to taking a look at the media, because boy is the consent manufacturing machine whirring into gear. Will looks at a trio of pieces from the New York Times that appear to be buttering up the readership to place the blame squarely on those least responsible, plus time well-spent on a profile of the most annoying people on Earth! Tickets to our live shows, merch & more (well, actually not much more, but those two things!) over on www.chapotraphouse.com
7/6/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 38 seconds
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641 Teaser - Say No Together

The isolation of delivery ads and the power of saying no together. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
7/1/20223 minutes, 42 seconds
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640 - Roe Wasn’t Burnt in a Day (6/28/22)

The crew discusses the massive news of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe. We talk about the overt evils and incompetent failures that got us to this point, the immediate reactions from various parties, and what may lie in the future.
6/28/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 53 seconds
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639 Teaser - “K” is for Kounterintelligence

James Jesus Angleton goes krazy hunting Soviet moles in the CIA. Part of our interview with journalist Jefferson Morley on the CIA's role in Watergate, JFK, Cuba and more. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
6/24/20223 minutes, 31 seconds
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638 - Real Matt & Felix Hours (6/21/22)

With Will stuck in the Schengen Zone, Matt & Felix hold down the fort discussing Rod Dreher’s similar visa predicament, as well as elections in Colombia and France, Herschel Walker’s rapidly multiplying secret families, and the potential hyper-federalization of America. Tickets to our upcoming live shows + our summer merch sale can be found over on www.chapotraphouse.com
6/22/202258 minutes, 20 seconds
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UNLOCKED 637 - De-evolution is Real feat. Jerry Casale (6/16/22)

Will and Chris talk to DEVO’s Jerry Casale about all things de-evolution, including state violence, punk rock, media, advertising, record industry hacks, Ohio, freaking out your audience, and whether or not humanity can escape de-evolution, or if we’re doomed to repeat until we fail. Check out the new vinyl release of Jerry’s solo LP: https://www.geraldvcasale.com/products/12-inch-lp-gatefold-red-vinyl?variant=42652243525819 And the video for the I’m Gonna Pay You Back single mentioned in the interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kv2UMoynOw
6/17/202258 minutes, 26 seconds
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636 - Fox News feat. Stavros Halkias (6/13/22)

Stavvy stops by to discuss his new YouTube stand-up special and, of course, help answer advice questions submitted to other publications. This edition features a particularly insane mix of advice seekers and includes lazy first graders, animal apparel charity fraud, and the mischievous spirit of the Fox. Watch Stav’s special right now for free at: https://youtu.be/eNpkhX85yf0 Everything in our store is 25% off now through the end of July: https://shop.chapotraphouse.com/ And finally, keep your eyes on Patreon for information on presale tickets for our August 4th show at the Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR.
6/14/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 16 seconds
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635 Teaser - Bad Urban Vibes

Chesa Boudin recall, crime & homelessness vs. “bad vibes” of urban liberals. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
6/10/20225 minutes, 32 seconds
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634 - Feelin’ Feinstein! (6/6/22)

Between a piece on “the left’s” positions on Ukraine, the NYT’s coverage of the death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, and Rebecca Traister’s new profile of Dianne Feinstein, the theme of today’s episode is “looking the truth in the face and ignoring the most obvious conclusion.”
6/7/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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633 Teaser - Cruise Control

Matt describes how we can see America’s destiny in Tom Cruise’s career. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
6/3/20225 minutes, 2 seconds
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632 - They Droop Horses, Don’t They? (5/31/22)

We do a public company audit over our failure to obtain PPP loans for our podcast business like our more industrious competitors. Then, a few current events including Trump at the NRA convention, Swedish hospitality habits, and the bloody shambles of indignities around the Queen’s platinum jubilee. Finally, a reading series from Biden-world about the president’s frustration that he just can’t seem to catch a break!
6/1/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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631 Teaser - World’s Deadliest Police Crashes

Reality TV, bad cops, and celebrity trial smoke & mirrors with Molly Lambert. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
5/27/20223 minutes, 10 seconds
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Bonus: Dream of Californilection feat. Josh Androsky

Normal! Natural! Healthy! Sane! It’s an episode on the California primaries! Friend of the show Josh Androsky stops by to give you everything you need to know to vote responsibly in the upcoming elections in California. But fear not, non-Golden State residents, this episode has laffs for you as well: bumbling Dems, insane Republicans, cop buffoonery, a cavalcade of goofy names! Plus, Josh’s argument for building local power as a possible hope for escape from our dismal political reality. Tickets to the Rally for LA, Tues 5/31 featuring Matt Christman, Los Dug Dug’s, Bill Corbett, Adam Conover, Jamie Loftus and more: bit.ly/rallyforla
5/26/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 10 seconds
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630 - Full Stomach, Heavy Heart, Will Lose (5/23/22)

Helllllloooo babies! Just as we anticipated, Eric Adams explores a run for president in 2024, so we look at the possibility of New York’s mayor taking his vibe revolution national. We also look at some juicy financial drama going on over at Black Rifle Coffee Company, plus, Tom Friedman’s sad, ominous lunch with the President. Catch us a Pickathon August 6th, tickets at: www.pickathon.com
5/24/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 42 seconds
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629 Teaser - They’re Dabbing On Us

Tim Heidecker and the boys talk W’s Iraq “slip” and Felix creates the Dark Ellen movement. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
5/20/20225 minutes, 41 seconds
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628 - Real Detective feat. Nick Bryant (5/16/22)

In a more serious episode, we talk to author and journalist Nick Bryant about his 2009 book “The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse & Betrayal.” We’ve mentioned the Franklin Credit Union scandal in passing on the show before, but it begins with the collapse of the Franklin Credit Union in Omaha, Nebraska in 1988 due to rampant corruption and embezzlement of its manager, Lawrence E. King, Jr. Soon after, King was accused, along with GOP lobbyist Craig Spence, of orchestrating a massive child prostitution ring, shuttling minors between Omaha and D.C., and using their solicitation to blackmail high ranking political figures. Bryant’s work examines the evidence behind this, and we discuss the scandal, the victims, the cover up, intelligence agency connections of its perpetrators, and the crucial links between intelligence-led sexual political blackmail operations of the past with the Epstein case today. Follow Nick on Twitter here: @nick__bryant Find more info, Nick’s book and Nick’s blog on his website here: nickbryantnyc.com
5/17/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 31 seconds
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627 Teaser - Return to Pandora

Cameron & Musk as the angel and devil of modern man. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
5/13/20226 minutes, 59 seconds
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626 - Simian Slurp feat. Ben McKenzie (5/9/22)

Author, anti-crypto advocate (and yes, film & TV star) Ben McKenzie stops by to talk Cryptocurrency. We discuss the lies & fraud at the center of Crypto, the use of celebs to boost the scheme, and his experiences traveling to the Miami Bitcoin conference and a Bitcoin mining server farm to research his forthcoming book. Keep an eye out for Ben and Jacob Silverman’s forthcoming book. You can find some of their recent writing on the topic in Slate here: https://slate.com/author/ben-mckenzie
5/10/202258 minutes, 8 seconds
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625 Teaser - Nothing is Too Far

We discuss the ramifications of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
5/6/20226 minutes, 53 seconds
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624 - Valhalla Whining (5/2/22)

Fighting suppression from Joe Brandon’s Ministry of Truth, the boys go berserker to bravely take on the dual enemies of Dark MAGA and reactionary article-slingers who dare ask, “are all films actually fash?”
5/3/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 1 second
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623 Teaser - After the Meta-Revolution

The boys discuss what the new alt-right is REALLY looking for. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
4/29/20223 minutes, 58 seconds
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622 - Hip Priest feat. Pod About List (4/25/22)

He is not appreciated... the boys are joined by Pod About List to talk Father Stu, the new movie from Hollywood Catholic powerhouses Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, and Mel Gibson's girlfriend. Donate to Marie Newman https://marienewmanforcongress.com/ Pod About List Tour Dates and tickets https://www.swagpoop.com/shows
4/26/20221 hour, 7 minutes
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620 - Beltway Phoenix at the Midterms of Madness feat. Dave Weigel (4/18/22)

We just noticed it happens to be a midterms year, so your favorite presidential podcasting duo of Chris and Matt have teamed back up to relaunch our beltway insider series. We’re joined by campaign reporter extraordinaire Dave Weigel to break down the key races to watch, track the trends to follow, and generally put drills to our temples as we attempt to once again engage in American Electoral Politics. If you want to catch us a Pickathon near Portland, OR in August, tickets here: https://pickathon.com/
4/19/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 44 seconds
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619 Teaser - Bring Back Fools

While reading about a focus group of conservative voters, the boys decide America might be better off if we bring back town dunces and fools. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
4/15/20224 minutes, 59 seconds
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618 - Z Whispers (4/11/22)

We’re getting absolutely zooted on microplastics for today’s ep, then looking at Bill Clinton’s “if I didn’t do it” article in the Atlantic on his true intentions behind NATO expansion in the 90’s, and another piece on what the Democrats can do to recapture Gen Z for the midterms.
4/12/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 55 seconds
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UNLOCKED: Will interviews Amazon Labor Union President Chris Smalls

Will talks to president of the Amazon Labor Union Chris Smalls about the successful effort to unionize the JFK8 Amazon fulfillment center on Staten Island. Subscribe today for early access to exclusive interviews! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
4/10/202219 minutes
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617 Teaser - Chris Smalls on Unionizing Amazon

Part of Will's interview with Chris Smalls, president of the new Amazon Labor Union. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
4/8/20224 minutes, 49 seconds
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616 - Living Vampires (4/4/22)

The boys discuss outgoing press secretary Jen Psaki and her history with Amazon’s anti-union consulting company, some former Obama guys and their good opinions, and Jenifer Rubin’s advice for helping Dems in the midterms. Then, we take a look at a piece taking Morbius to task for failing to live up to Vampires’ potential as maligned outsiders. Find Felix’s conversation about the opiate crisis on our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/64735826 Tickets to Jacques + Friends Podcast Dream live show at Littlefield on 4/15: https://littlefieldnyc.com/event/?wfea_eb_id=262639771627
4/5/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 47 seconds
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614b - Best of Texas Live: The Secret Uncles feat. Pendejo Time (3/28/22)

Live from Houston, we’re joined by Jake and Thomas from the Pendejo Time podcast for another movie pitch. This time we’re attempting to break into the evangelical Christian film market (think God’s Not Dead and The Reliant) with a moral fable about a boy discovering the true magic of Uncles. Listen to Pendejo Time here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/pendejo-time/ Subscribe to Pendejo Time here: https://www.patreon.com/pendejotime Follow Pendejo Time here: https://twitter.com/pendejotime?lang=en Note: I’m splitting this ep into two parts just to make it easier to keep all the Poppy material separated in case I want to collect them down the line, but 614a & b are one ep for all the Chapo archivists out there.
3/29/202258 minutes, 19 seconds
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614a - Best of Texas Live: Poppy, Part 3 (3/28/22)

Live from Dallas and Houston, we finally deliver the third part of our investigation into the life and times of President George H.W. Bush. This installment looks at his time as head of the C.I.A., his involvement with various figures associated with the Kennedy assassination and its investigation, and his business dealings with various shady Houston financial institutions. Note: I’m splitting this ep into two parts just to make it easier to keep all the Poppy material separated in case I want to collect them down the line, but 614a & b are one ep for all the Chapo archivists out there.
3/29/202251 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bonus: Teamsters Deliver the Goods 3

Amber catches up with teamster Matt Maini. They discuss Teamsters for a Democratic Union’s (TDU) victory in the recent Teamsters leadership election, and what their win means for the direction of the 1.4 million member union in the near future. Listeners can help by donating to TDU and its sister organization TRF. You can also buy a super cool vintage "TDU: a Cause Worth Trucking For.... Rank & File Power" t-shirt online at https://tdustore.myshopify.com/collections/apparel/products/tdu-cause-worth-truckin-for-t-shirt
3/26/202224 minutes, 38 seconds
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612 - Half Baked (3/21/22)

We continue to look at the domestic media response to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. This time, we’re talking about “the left” and how some of their “half-baked” ideas about foreign conflict lack serious intellectual rigor and nimbleness, curtesy of an article by “fully baked” author Eric Levitz. Please follow and support the Amazon Union drive: https://twitter.com/Amazonlabor https://www.amazonlaborunion.org/
3/22/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 16 seconds
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610 - Live at SXSW: Pod Tank (3/15/22)

Our live show from the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX.
3/15/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 38 seconds
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608 - The World’s Mack (3/7/22)

We’re back from the first leg of our tour of the South and here to look at the responses to war in Ukraine brewing in the foreign policy op-ed world. We’ve got reading series by Shadi Hamid in the Atlantic and our old friend Max Boot in WaPo, both asking “well, yes, American foreign intervention has been very bad in the past, but maybe this time it would be very good?” Tickets to Houston, Dallas and New Orleans shows still available at: https://www.chapotraphouse.com/live
3/8/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 22 seconds
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606 - Eldenphant Ring (2/28/22)

We begin and end this episode with more discussion on Ukraine, what we got wrong, where it goes from here, and the media response to it. But in the middle we talk about an elephant we met and a delightful Bavarian town we passed through in northern Georgia, so, trying to lighten it up a little. Thanks to Emma and Shannon for hooking us up here in Atl!
3/1/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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604 - The Quiz That Makes You Old feat. Srećko Horvat (2/21/22)

The boys take a quiz that makes you old. Then, Will talks to Croatian philosopher Srećko Horvat about the upcoming Belmarsh Tribunal, an attempt to hold U.S. and U.K. governments accountable for war crimes and wrongful imprisonments done in the name of the War on Terror. They discuss imprisonments of whistleblowers, extra-judicial surveillance, breaking mass media blackout of reporting on western war crimes and more. All you need to know about the Belmarsh Tribunal here: https://progressive.international/ Tickets for our southern tour still on sale here: chapotraphouse.com/live
2/22/202258 minutes, 27 seconds
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603 Teaser - The Fed Dopeness Arbiter

The boys and Mike Isaac discuss tech trends of the near-future. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
2/18/20225 minutes, 55 seconds
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602 - Crypto Bowl (2/14/22)

We take our semi-annual look at the Super Bowl through commercials and what they predict about our future. Then it’s back to Joe Brandon as we discuss former Obama aid David Axelrod’s advice to POTUS on how to navigate his upcoming State of the Union address. Tickets for our southern tour still on sale here: chapotraphouse.com/live
2/15/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 42 seconds
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This is Sus: Homeland feat. Hasan Piker

Welcome to our new Patreon mini-series "This Is Sus". As with all these miniseries, the first episode will be free to all listeners, the following episodes will be Patreon exclusives. Felix is joined by Hasan Piker to discuss the 2011 Showtime series “Homeland” You can find Hasan here: twitch.tv/hasanabi twitter.com/hasanthehun instagram.com/hasandpiker
2/11/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 18 seconds
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600 - We Fight for China (2/7/22)

We ring in our 600th episode by taking our movie reviews international. We watched Wolf Warrior (2015) and Wolf Warrior II (2017), two entries in the emerging genre of Chinese action blockbusters. What can these films tell us about the new Chinese century? Does belt and road translate to the cinema? Can Xi thought defeat the neoliberlized menace of CGI blood and lead to the return of true action filmmaking? Is it based to get silly with your homies? All these answers and more await you. Tickets going fast for our southern tour, get yours here: chapotraphouse.com/live
2/8/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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599 Teaser - Reed Smoot & The Mormon Universe

From part 2 of Matt's history of Mormons. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
2/4/20225 minutes, 19 seconds
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598 - More Pods About Streaming and Books feat. Steven Donziger (1/31/22)

The boys look at the phenomenon of literary Felixes, plus discuss a few current censorship debates. Plus, we’re joined once again by lawyer Steven Donziger, who is now back under house arrest after the Department of Corrections sent him home from Jail. We discuss the end stages of case, his corporate prosecution, and the future for the people of Ecuador in their case against Chevron. Information on Steven’s case and ways to support collected at https://www.freedonziger.com/ Tickets for our upcoming southern live shows at: chapotraphouse.com/live
2/1/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 19 seconds
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596 - Take this job…and Love It! (1/24/22)

Our roundtable of experts debate the possibility of intervention in the Russia/Ukraine tensions and come to the conclusion a global nuclear exchange would probably suck, at least for the Podcast Industry. We then take a look at a trio of pieces examining the national crisis in hiring and firing. Does Nobody Want to Work Anymore or is it just that Work Sucks, I Know? We get to the bottom of how you’ll probably end up a serf (but without the benefits) regardless.
1/25/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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594 - Adult Roller Coaster (1/17/22)

So I (Chris) take one week off producing for a little vacation and somehow the boys manage to accidentally record all three of themselves into just one mic track for this ep? Idk I literally can’t leave these jokers alone for one minute. Our guest editor did heroic work getting this listenable, but sorry for the “chapo classic” audio quality. Anyway, the boys are back in town and California dreamin' on such a winter's day, they discuss whether MLK's civil rights rings are legit or Mickey Mouse, ongoing COVID hysteria, demand parents leave twitter for Facebook, how shitty it is to be a kid these days, and finally Felix debuts his idea for an adult Six Flags Great Adventure.
1/18/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 32 seconds
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593 Teaser - Lib Assassin

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1/14/20223 minutes, 28 seconds
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592 - The Beard (1/10/22)

The western media conceals the truth of the Newsome Regime…drinking piss and cum to cure covid…Obama razes parks to build library…and two dipshits try to out-yokel each other in Ohio. Tickets for our Southern tour are on sale over at chapotraphouse.com/live
1/11/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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591 - Rise of the Unblooded TEASER: Grittys of the Cheshire Woods

Preview of our new D&D fantasy adventure series. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
1/7/20224 minutes, 30 seconds
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590 - ThankMedical feat. Andrew Hudson (1/3/22)

We’re joined by friend of the show, Episode 1’s own Andrew Hudson, to discuss his experiences as an ICU nurse throughout the COVID pandemic, and why he decided to quit. We also discuss Rod Dreher’s investigation into homosexuality in the far right movement, and Jair Bolsonaro’s return to the hospital. Listen to Episode 1 here: https://soundcloud.com/episode-one-868768631 And subscribe here: https://www.patreon.com/e1podcast/posts If you want to check out Andrew’s original videos on why he quit the ICU, they’re on his twitter here: https://twitter.com/intellegint/status/1473357015564963840
1/4/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 8 seconds
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BONUS: Amber Interviews Paul Prescod, Candidate for PA Senate

Amber talks to Paul Prescod, who is running for Pennsylvania State Senate in the 8th district. They discuss campaigning for labor support, working with unions towards a green future, taxing frackers & more. Check out Paul’s campaign here: https://www.paulprescod.com/
12/31/202131 minutes, 17 seconds
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589 - Rise of the Unblooded TEASER: Harpy Raid on Schmitty's

Preview of our new D&D fantasy adventure series. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
12/31/20216 minutes, 44 seconds
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588 - Kill Bill feat. Stavros Halkias (12/28/21)

Stav’s back for an end-of-the-year round of relationship advice. We analyze Madison Cawthorn’s failed relationship, answer Dear Prudie questions, and look at a NYT op-ed about how it’s normal and cool to hate your husband. All things Stavvy at https://stavvy.biz/ Tickets for our Southern tour are on sale over at chapotraphouse.com/live
12/29/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 17 seconds
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UNLOCKED: 483 - Chapo Trap House presents: Try Hard (12/25/20)

No new Christmas special this year, but unlocking last year's special as a little gift to those who never heard it and get all our Xmas shows on the free feed. Merry Gamesmas, our gift to you: “Chapo Trap House presents: Try Hard”
12/25/202159 minutes, 25 seconds
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586 - Christmas in Heaven feat. Danny Bessner (12/20/21)

Time was, a Will-less episode meant a cavalcade of kids-running-the-candy-store bullshit. But, we think we’ve cracked the code to a reasonably focused Will-less eps with the Chris/Danny sub-in combo. Which of course means you hogs will find something else to complain about here. We’ve got Omicron updates, the BBB implosion, Chile’s new president, tensions in Ukraine, and of course, medieval cum hell. Tickets for our Southern tour are on sale over at chapotraphouse.com/live
12/21/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 54 seconds
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584 - Let’s Fuck Brandon (12/14/21)

Having left their bubble of east coast elites, the boys are finally ready to accept (and accept responsibility for) the Let’s Go Brandon movement. They also revise the American Conservative’s revision of W.E.B. Du Bois’ Reconstruction revisionism. Dates and tickets for our Southern Tour now live at chapotraphouse.com/live
12/14/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 20 seconds
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Bonus: G Max Update feat. TrueAnon

Brace and Liz from TrueAnon join us to share some updates from their coverage of the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. We discuss the strategies of the prosecution and defense, new revelations & evidence revealed in the proceedings, and the testimony from victims. For daily podcast updates on the trial, follow TrueAnon wherever you get your podcasts.
12/7/202144 minutes, 27 seconds
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582 - Heaven: Out of Order feat. Slavoj Žižek (12/6/21)

Friend of the show Slavoj Žižek stops by to discuss new political implications of the pandemic, advocate for conservative communism, praise Matt’s call for a new carnation revolution, and review Squid Game. Žižek’s new book, Heaven in Disorder, is out now: https://www.orbooks.com/catalog/heaven-in-disorder/ Few tickets remain to our show this Wednesday in Buffalo, NY: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-house-tickets-201713088277 Ticket presales for our Southern Tour will be up on patreon.com/chapotraphouse 12/7 @ 10 am, then available to the general public Friday, 12/10 @ 10 am.
12/7/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 28 seconds
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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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-house-tickets-201713088277
11/30/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 10 seconds
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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: bit.ly/hugochapo Follow Hugo on social media at @hugoforcd13
11/26/202131 minutes, 24 seconds
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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: https://www.patreon.com/CovertActionBulletin Pre-order Aaron’s book here: https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781510769137/american-exception/ Grab your tickets to our 12/8 show at Asbury Hall in Buffalo: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-house-tickets-201713088277
11/23/20211 hour, 26 minutes
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577 Teaser - QE Faze II

The Queen enters a new phase. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
11/19/20215 minutes, 1 second
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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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-house-tickets-201713088277 And have you checked out our new merch drops? Some good shit in here: https://shop.chapotraphouse.com/
11/16/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 1 second
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575 Teaser - Felix's Eternals Review

Felix reviews Marvel's the Eternals. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
11/12/20213 minutes, 24 seconds
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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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-house-tickets-201713088277 And have you checked out our new merch drops? Some good shit in here: https://shop.chapotraphouse.com/
11/9/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 19 seconds
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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 patreon.com/chapotraphouse. 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.
11/5/202152 minutes, 45 seconds
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573 Teaser - Behold the Cube

We discuss cube obsession among silicon valley and finance bros. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
11/5/20214 minutes, 43 seconds
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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 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-house-tickets-201713088277 And at Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, December 16th (with music from 95 Bulls) https://www.ticketweb.com/event/chapo-trap-house-warsaw-tickets/11487515?pl=warsaw (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 shop.chapotraphouse.com. New merch goes live 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, 11/2. SUPPORT HOLLYWOOD FOOD COALTION: Go to https://hofoco.org, 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: https://www.patreon.com/americanprestige
11/2/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 6 seconds
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571 Teaser - Own John Candy's Soul in the MetaVerse

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10/29/20215 minutes, 1 second
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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: https://labornotes.org/author/5777/content And sign up for his newsletter here: https://whogetsthebird.substack.com/
10/26/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 45 seconds
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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.
10/19/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 38 seconds
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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: https://www.gofundme.com/f/transforming-the-teamsters-from-the-bottom-up
10/15/202147 minutes, 47 seconds
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567 Teaser - Deadliest Warrior: SpecOps vs. Ninja

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10/15/20216 minutes, 50 seconds
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566 - Dopeness Report (10/12/21)

Join our NFT community for Christmas Cheer 🎄🚀!! A market for true xmas kings 🤴 and queens 👸. Boost this to 15k and hear the #CarolGang sing!! Send $10,000 to cryptochapo.io and become a 🎅 warrior!
10/12/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 51 seconds
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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.
10/5/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 29 seconds
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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! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse We do a deep dive into the history, culture, purpose, and various crimes of the Navy SEALs.
10/1/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 41 seconds
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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 https://www.freedonziger.com/ Rally before Steven’s sentencing at 500 Pearl st. at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 1. More info here: https://twitter.com/SDonziger/status/1440085788759236609 Call in to his sentencing, Oct. 1, 10:00 a.m. ET U.S.: (877) 266-8189 International: (409) 207-6980 More info here: https://twitter.com/SDonziger/status/1443617319163412490
9/30/202126 minutes, 46 seconds
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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 https://www.youtube.com/chapotraphouse And go grab some of Simon Roy’s great posters over at https://shop.chapotraphouse.com/ More merch coming soon!
9/28/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 35 seconds
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561 Teaser - Blago Hates Liars

Felix talks to former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
9/24/20213 minutes, 59 seconds
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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: https://www.indiawalton.com/
9/22/202143 minutes, 29 seconds
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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.
9/21/202159 minutes, 16 seconds
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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!
9/14/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 8 seconds
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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: https://www.patreon.com/DaBottlemen And find Dan’s patreon for his music here: https://www.patreon.com/operators
9/7/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 47 seconds
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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.
9/1/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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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.
8/24/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 39 seconds
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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.
8/17/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 56 seconds
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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.
8/10/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 52 seconds
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547 Teaser - Universal Monsters

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8/6/20213 minutes, 23 seconds
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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.
8/3/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 32 seconds
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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.
7/27/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 6 seconds
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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: http://patreon.com/americanprestige 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.
7/20/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 2 seconds
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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. http://patreon.com/americanprestige fx.substack.com
7/20/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 29 seconds
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541 Teaser - Bolsonaro Sick

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7/16/20213 minutes, 59 seconds
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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: https://www.twelvebooks.com/titles/patrick-wyman/the-verge/9781538701171/
7/13/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 32 seconds
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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”.
7/6/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 58 seconds
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537 Teaser - Crust Crisis feat. Tom Scharpling

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7/2/20213 minutes, 13 seconds
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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 stitcherpremium.com/hell 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.
7/2/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 19 seconds
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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.
6/29/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 39 seconds
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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.
6/22/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 38 seconds
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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 stitcherpremium.com/hell on your mobile or desktop browser, click start free trial, select a monthly plan, and use promo code HELL.
6/18/20213 minutes, 30 seconds
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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.
6/15/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 56 seconds
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531 Teaser - Princess Jacques

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6/11/20213 minutes, 30 seconds
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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.
6/8/20211 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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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: https://frqncy.live/frqncy1
6/1/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 25 seconds
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527 Teaser - Feelings Crimes at the Equinox

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5/28/20212 minutes, 19 seconds
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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: https://frqncy.live/frqncy1 And hang out with Chris and Dan Boeckner watching some live music on Chapo’s twitch this saturday at twitch.tv/chapotraphouse
5/25/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 3 seconds
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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+: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MknerYjob0w And follow @ajplus on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
5/20/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 48 seconds
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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: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/icareaboutpeace/ Islamic Relief of Canada Palestinian Emergency Appeal: https://www.islamicreliefcanada.org/emergencies/palest Eye On Palestine: https://m.facebook.com/eyeonpalestine.offical/ And of course, tickets still on sale for our upcoming live show at the FRQNCY1 streaming festival: https://frqncy.live/frqncy1
5/18/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 23 seconds
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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 www.makechevroncleanup.com. 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 https://www.freedonziger.org. You can follow him on Twitter: @SDonziger.
5/14/202121 minutes, 24 seconds
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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: https://means.tv/programs/sarahvaccine And of course, get tix to FRQNCY1 here: https://frqncy.live/frqncy1 And tune in to Felix’s FromSoftware stream this Saturday on twitch.tv/chapotraphouse to benefit: Movement to Safeguard Palestinian Communities Islamic Relief of Canada Palestinian Emergency Fund eye.on.palestine
5/11/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 37 seconds
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521 Teaser - Steven CIAgal

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5/7/20215 minutes, 55 seconds
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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: https://www.occrp.org/en/investigations/how-afghanistans-president-helped-his-brother-secure-lucrative-mining-deals-with-a-us-contractor And get tix for our show at the FRQNCY1 streaming festival here: https://frqncy.live/frqncy1
5/4/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 52 seconds
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519 Teaser - Gangbanging in Media Land

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4/30/20214 minutes, 57 seconds
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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: https://frqncy.live/frqncy1 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: https://knock-la.com/tradition-of-violence-lasd-gang-history/ And, the article on Bill Gates and vaccines Felix mentions: https://newrepublic.com/article/162000/bill-gates-impeded-global-access-covid-vaccines
4/27/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 41 seconds
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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 stitcher.com/premium, 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
4/20/202146 minutes, 39 seconds
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516 - Time Cuba feat. Brendan James & Noah Kulwin (4/20/21)

Get tickets to FRQNCY1 Festival here: https://frqncy.live/frqncy1 Some more info about the festival and how it works here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/50090694 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 stitcher.com/premium, 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.
4/20/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 3 seconds
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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: https://www.threeuncannyfour.com/show/death-at-the-wing/
4/13/202159 minutes, 38 seconds
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513 Teaser - Butler in Congress

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4/9/20215 minutes, 7 seconds
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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 www.sbiff.org Find more information about the film here: www.reclaimidahofilm.com/
4/8/202135 minutes, 2 seconds
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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: https://theintercept.com/2021/03/25/amazon-drivers-pee-bottles-union/
4/6/20211 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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511 Teaser - Utopia of Scolding

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4/2/20213 minutes, 4 seconds
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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
3/31/202150 minutes, 25 seconds
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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.
3/30/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 49 seconds
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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: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250269621 SUBSCRIBE TO DISCOURSE BLOG: get 30% off a new annual subscription to Discourse Blog at discourseblog.com/subscribe with code BIRTHDAY on Tuesday
3/23/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 20 seconds
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507 Teaser - Greek Rice Pudding

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3/19/20214 minutes, 38 seconds
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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)
3/16/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 31 seconds
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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 stitcher.com/premium. not my fault btw.
3/10/202149 minutes, 24 seconds
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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?”
3/9/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 29 seconds
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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: https://soundcloud.com/chapo-trap-house/418-the-cool-zone-feat-steven-donziger-41119 For more information, go to www.makechevroncleanup.com. 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 https://www.freedonziger.org. You can follow him on Twitter: @SDonziger.
3/8/202133 minutes, 21 seconds
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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: https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/virtue-hoarders
3/3/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 52 seconds
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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.
3/2/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 42 seconds
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Time For My Stories Trailer

Coming soon. Jagamesh.
2/23/20213 minutes, 5 seconds
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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.
2/23/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 8 seconds
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499 Teaser - America Isn't Real

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2/19/20215 minutes, 32 seconds
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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: https://www.patreon.com/thebruenigs And People’s Policy Project here: https://www.peoplespolicyproject.org/ 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: https://forms.gle/4uouQHSY9vV3fo5JA
2/16/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 43 seconds
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497 Teaser - The Watergate Setup

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2/12/20215 minutes, 38 seconds
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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 twitch.tv/chapotraphouse!
2/9/202158 minutes, 35 seconds
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495 Teaser - Daily Wire On Cinema

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2/5/20213 minutes, 10 seconds
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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: https://soundcloud.com/seeking-derangements And their Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/seekingderangements
2/2/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 47 seconds
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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.
1/26/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 14 seconds
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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. https://www.mayorfilm.com/
1/20/202144 minutes, 10 seconds
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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: https://malekafzali.substack.com/ And subscribe to the damn youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/chapotraphouse
1/19/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 50 seconds
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489 Teaser - Sir, I Have Never Worn Denim

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1/15/20213 minutes, 26 seconds
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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.
1/12/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 25 seconds
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487 Teaser - Accidental Capitol Soviets

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1/8/20214 minutes, 38 seconds
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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.
1/5/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 6 seconds
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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: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/donate-to-labor-campaign-for-single-payer?source=website& While you're at it, also please give a pitch for our January 23-24 virtual strategy conference: https://www.laborforsinglepayer.org/medicare-for-all-strategy-conference/
12/29/20202 minutes
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484 - Girls on Film (12/28/20)

We rub the magic wish dildo and review “Wonder Woman 1984”.
12/29/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 25 seconds
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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.
12/22/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 11 seconds
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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.
12/15/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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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.
12/8/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 54 seconds
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477 Teaser - It Has To Be ME

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12/4/20204 minutes, 46 seconds
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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.
12/1/202058 minutes, 51 seconds
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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: https://newrepublic.com/article/160285/obama-promised-land-trump-biden
11/24/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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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.
11/22/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 5 seconds
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473 Teaser - Asia is My Home

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11/20/20203 minutes, 44 seconds
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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 shop.chapotraphouse.com Caps! Pins! Posters! New colors! Re-stocked favorites! Check it out! Find all your Roth content at: www.defector.com and the Distraction podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-distraction-a-defector-podcast/id1525039108
11/17/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 24 seconds
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471 Teaser - Two Bushes Theory

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11/13/20203 minutes, 31 seconds
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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: https://fx.substack.com/ And check out Daniel and Amber’s Jacobin piece here: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/11/democratic-party-2020-elections-campaign-donations-failure
11/10/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 37 seconds
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469 Teaser - Casino America

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11/6/20204 minutes, 56 seconds
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468 - Judgment Night (11/2/20)

One day more… Join us tomorrow night for ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE, live on twitch.tv/chapotraphouse, starting at 7pm eastern.
11/3/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
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467 Teaser - The Original Large Sons

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10/30/20203 minutes, 18 seconds
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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: https://westwingthing.libsyn.com/ And check out their West Wing Reunion special, featuring many Chapos, on their patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/TheWestWingThing
10/30/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 16 seconds
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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.
10/28/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 28 seconds
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465 Teaser - Officer Starchild Przybylowski

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10/23/20204 minutes, 35 seconds
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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: https://twitter.com/KawsachunNews https://www.facebook.com/KawsachunNews/
10/20/202044 minutes, 44 seconds
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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: https://www.nithyaforthecity.com/
10/20/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 41 seconds
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463 Teaser - Mods Will Not Save Us

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10/16/20205 minutes, 31 seconds
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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: https://www.patreon.com/TimRobbinsPresents
10/13/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 14 seconds
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461 Teaser - Q v. Mob

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10/9/20204 minutes, 22 seconds
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460 - Masque of the Orange Death (10/5/20)

President Trump got covid lmao
10/6/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
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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 twitch.tv/chapotraphouse
9/29/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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457 Teaser - Jerry Nadler Has an Accident

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9/25/20204 minutes, 30 seconds
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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: https://www.patreon.com/youcantwin Follow Bad News Hughes on Twitter http://twitter.com/getfiscal
9/22/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 43 seconds
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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”.
9/15/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 33 seconds
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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: https://www.jessfordelaware.com/
9/13/202036 minutes, 35 seconds
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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: https://fx.substack.com/
9/8/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 18 seconds
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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 defector.com for all your sports blog and media needs: www.defector.com
9/1/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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449 Teaser - Felix WILL Move to Minnesota for a Debate

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8/28/20203 minutes, 18 seconds
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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 http://www.twitch.tv/chapotraphouse
8/25/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 16 seconds
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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 twitch.tv/chapotraphouse this Tuesday and Wednesday for coverage of the DNC.
8/18/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 58 seconds
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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.
8/11/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 41 seconds
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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.
8/9/202059 minutes, 50 seconds
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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: https://www.patreon.com/operators
8/4/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 59 seconds
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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: discontents.substack.com Bath Iron Works Strike Fund: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/LocalLodgeS6
8/4/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 13 seconds
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441 Teaser - Adam McKay & the Lying Bullshit Monkeys

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7/31/20203 minutes, 33 seconds
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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.
7/28/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 40 seconds
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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: https://www.mobilize.us/ilhanomar/ and find Séamus’ writing here: https://www.seamus-malekafzali.com/
7/21/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 59 seconds
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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: https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/RamanforCityCouncil/ Volunteer for the campaign: https://www.nithyaforthecity.com/signup http://www.nithyaforthecity.com
7/17/202036 minutes, 37 seconds
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437 Teaser - America's Army Online

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7/17/20204 minutes, 38 seconds
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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: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/how-starship-troopers-aligns-with-our-moment-of-american-defeat
7/14/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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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: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/seeking-derangements/id1503267615 Subscribe to Seeking Derangements on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/seekingderangements
7/9/202057 minutes, 54 seconds
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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.
7/7/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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433 Teaser - Epic Bus Stop Man

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7/3/20202 minutes, 52 seconds
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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.
6/30/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 55 seconds
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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.
6/28/202048 minutes, 22 seconds
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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”.
6/26/202053 minutes, 49 seconds
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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.
6/22/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 56 seconds
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Bonus: This is Sus 9 – Ray Donovan

Felix reviews the first episode of Showtime’s long-running crime drama “Ray Donovan”
6/16/202022 minutes, 2 seconds
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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: https://newrepublic.com/article/156032/diversity-training-isnt-enough-pamela-newkirk-robin-diangelo-books-reviews
6/16/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 4 seconds
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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.
6/9/202056 minutes, 26 seconds
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424 - When Will They Shoot? (6/1/20)

We discuss the ongoing protests and subsequent police violence across America. Directory of community bail funds: https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory Split donation between 39 community bail funds: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd
6/2/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 29 seconds
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UNLOCKED: 423 - Targets (5/28/20)

Got a lot of requests to unlock this one, so here it is: Minnesota Freedom Fund donations: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETf7NJOMS6Y
5/30/20201 hour, 1 minute, 48 seconds
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Bonus: This is Sus 8 – Oz

Felix and Matt discuss the groundbreaking HBO drama “Oz”
5/29/202053 minutes, 19 seconds
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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: https://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/vincent-bevins/the-jakarta-method/9781541742406/ Follow Vincent on twitter: https://twitter.com/Vinncent Outro is Shark Move's "Evil War" off the excellent Indonesian 70's psych-rock comp "Those Shocking Shaking Days": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71ZCZElkWKM&list=PL5075D7AE3D47F1BA&index=4
5/27/202055 minutes, 59 seconds
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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”