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Krystal Kyle & Friends

English, News media, 1 season, 175 episodes, 4 days, 9 hours, 32 minutes
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Krystal Ball, cohost of Breaking Points podcast, and Kyle Kulinski, host of Secular Talk, dive into politics, philosophy and random BS with people they like.
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Episode 175: Anthony Fantano

Anthony Fantano breaks down the beef between Drake and Kendrick Lamar on this week’s episode of KK&F. 
5/18/20241 hour, 30 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 174: Jill Stein

Recently, presidential candidate Jill Stein was arrested at an encampment at Washington University — she talks to us about what’s at stake for those protesting the genocide in Palestine, and why it’s so central to her politics, alongside her plans for the 2024 election.
5/11/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 173: Zaid Jilani

Zaid Jilani joins us to discuss the nationwide movement of Palestine solidarity encampments on college campuses, and their repression by universities.
5/4/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 172: Dave Smith

Dave Smith spills the tea on his recent Israel debate.
4/27/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 171: Moataz Salim

CodePink’s Moataz Salim is our guest this week, talking about the organizing efforts he’s been part of in support of Palestinian liberation.
4/20/20241 hour, 41 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 170 Audio: Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin reveals how to fight the genocide in Gaza.
4/13/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 169: Ana Kasparian

Ana Kasparian joins us to discuss, among other things, why she won't be voting for Joe Biden.
4/7/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 168: Mouin Rabbani

Analyst Mouin Rabbani joins us to discuss updates on Israel's genocide in Palestine.
3/30/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 167: Katie Halper

Katie Halper responds to the backlash surrounding The Zone of Interest, the equating of anti-Zionism with antisemitism, and more.
3/23/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 166: Omar Baddar

Omar Baddar joins us to discuss the political movement against U.S. support of Israel's genocide in Palestine.
3/16/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 165: State of the Union

We cover Biden’s State of the Union speech.
3/10/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 164: Mehdi Hasan

Mehdi Hasan joins us to discuss the launch of his new independent media company.
3/2/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 163: Marc Lamont Hill

Marc Lamont Hill joins us to discuss media coverage of Israel-Palestine.
2/25/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 162: Ryan Grim

Ryan Grim joins us to discuss updates in Pakistani politics.
2/18/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 161: John Washington

Author John Washington discusses the case for open borders with us.
2/11/20241 hour, 41 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 160: RM Brown

Is Taylor Swift a communist psyop? Is Travis Kelce the perfect cover? We’re thrilled to have RM Brown on the show this week to talk about the latest in lefty politics, the forthcoming presidential election, and more.
2/3/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 159: Vaush

Kyle and Vaush discuss the upcoming presidential election, debates in left media, and Israel-Palestine.
1/28/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 158: Owen Jones

Journalist Owen Jones joins us to discuss the dehumanization of Palestinians in mainstream media.
1/21/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 157: Norman Finkelstein

Norman Finkelstein joins us to discuss the groundbreaking case made by South Africa in The Hague against Israel’s genocidal campaign in Gaza. 
1/13/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 156: Dean Phillips

Krystal and Kyle take on Congressman and Presidential candidate Dean Phillips for a wide-ranging interview and debate. Should Trump be kicked off the ballot? Is Israel committing a genocide? What would Dean do as president?
1/6/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 155: Tim Alberta

We speak to author Tim Alberta about the story of the religious far right’s rise.
12/24/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 154: Katie Halper

Katie Halper joins us to discuss the weaponization of antisemitism allegations.
12/17/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 153: Dimi Reider

Our topic with this week’s guest, Dimi Reider, is the IDF’s genocidal plan for Gaza — and why more Israelis don’t oppose it.
12/10/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 152: Scott Horton

Scott Horton joins us to discuss the relations between the Palestinian Authority, the occupying Israeli government, and American leadership, giving us insight into the occupation of Palestine.
12/3/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 151: Ryan Grim

Ryan Grim discusses his new book on the secret history of the Squad.
11/26/202350 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 150: Abby Martin

We’re joined by Abby Martin to discuss the ongoing genocide in Palestine.
11/19/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 149: Third Republican Debate

Krystal and Kyle recap the third debate for Republican presidential hopefuls.
11/11/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 148: Omar Baddar

Omar Baddar joins us for an in-depth discussion of Israel’s siege on Gaza, the international response, and growing grassroots organizing to call for a ceasefire.
11/4/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 147: Adam Johnson

We talk about Western media’s complicity in Israel’s war on Palestine with guest Adam Johnson.
10/29/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 146: Cenk Uygur

TYT founder and host Cenk Uygur joins us to discuss his recently-announced bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
10/21/20232 hours, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 145: GoodPoliticGuy

With our guest GoodPoliticGuy, we discuss the latest updates on Israel’s war on Palestine.
10/14/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 144: Nina Turner

Nina Turner joins us to discuss building labor power through We Are Somebody, a new organization to support striking workers.
10/7/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 143: Debate Special

Krystal and Kyle break down the second Republican debate.
9/30/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 142: Naomi Klein

Activist and writer Naomi Klein joins us to discuss her new book on conspiracy culture.
9/24/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 141: Andrew Yang

We talk to political commentator and author Andrew Yang about his latest book, The Last Election — and how political-thriller fiction might offer prescient insight into the precarity of American democracy.
9/16/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 140: Briahna Joy Gray

Briahna Joy Gray joins us to discuss the potential of third parties in the American political landscape.
9/10/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 139: Sohrab Ahmari

Writer Sohrab Ahmari joins us for a debate: Can left and right populists unite?
9/3/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 138: Republican Debate

A special in-depth analysis of the first Republican debate.
8/26/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 137: Matt Karp

Historian Matt Karp joins us to discuss the midterms and what they tell us about class dealignment in the United States.
8/19/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 136: Michael Tracey

Journalist Michael Tracey joins us for a debate over the Trump indictments.
8/12/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 135: Freddie deBoer

Writer Freddie deBoer joins us to discuss his critique of AOC’s political journey and the fate of the Bernie movement.
8/5/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 134: Sitch and Adam

YouTubers Sitch and Adam are back on the podcast for a debate: who’s more authoritarian, the woke or the anti-woke?
7/29/20231 hour, 47 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 133: Zac & Gavin

We talk to The Vanguard hosts Zac & Gavin about their predictions for the 2024 presidential election.
7/22/20232 hours, 18 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 132: Ro Khanna

Representative Ro Khanna joins us to talk about Biden's approach to student debt relief, progressives' endorsement of Biden, and more.
7/15/20231 hour, 24 minutes
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Episode 131: Dr. Dan Wilson

Dr. Wilson of Debunk the Funk joins the show to discuss vaccine conspiracy theories from a scientific perspective.
7/8/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 130: Mike ter Maat

Libertarian presidential candidate Mike ter Maat joins us for a debate.
7/1/20232 hours, 53 seconds
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Episode 129: Emily Jashinsky

Federalist writer and Counterpoints host Emily Jashinsky joins us for a debate on recent anti-trans laws, Trump’s indictment, and more.
6/24/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 128: Brad Moss

Lawyer and classified docs expert Brad Moss takes us through Trump’s recent arrest and the charges he’s facing.
6/17/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 127: Touré

Touré joins us to discuss hip-hop’s political history.
6/10/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 126: FD Signifier

FD Signifier joins us this week to dismantle myths about black conservatism.
6/3/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 125: David Dayen

We talk to writer and editor David Dayen about the debt ceiling negotiations.
5/26/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 124: Jason Nichols

Media fawns and humiliates themselves over Secretary Pete, Ron DeSantis sinks to new lows in his war on trans people, and Kyle reveals that time he almost had to debate Alex Jones. We're joined this week by Jason Nichols.
5/21/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 123: Mark Bankston

Lawyer Mark Bankston gives us a primer on defamation cases.
5/6/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 122: Corey Robin

Political scientist Corey Robin joins us to discuss the corruption scandal surrounding Clarence Thomas.
4/29/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 121: Daniel Nichanian

We talk to journalist Daniel Nichanian about GOP candidates’ losses in school board races, Brandon Johnson’s election in Chicago, and more.
4/23/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 120: Norman Finkelstein

Author and political commentator Norman Finkelstein joins us to talk about his political work, identity politics, the Bernie 2020 campaign, and more.
4/15/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 119: Bradley Moss

Lawyer and journalist Bradley Moss joins us to give us a primer on Trump's criminal allegations.
4/8/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 118: Steven Donziger

An exclusive interview with Steven Donziger on the Supreme Court’s recent refusal to consider his appeal.
4/1/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 117: Matthew Zeitlin

Matthew Zeitlin is on the show this week, taking us through the fallout from the SVB crash and explaining everything you want to know but are too afraid to ask.
3/26/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 116: Gabriel and John Shipton

Gabriel and John Shipton rejoin us to discuss their powerful documentary, Ithaka, the story of Julian Assange’s persecution and incarceration for whistleblowing on US war crimes.
3/18/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 115: Marshall Kosloff

We're joined by Marshall Kosloff, co-host of The Realignment podcast.
3/11/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 114: Marianne Williamson

Krystal and Kyle sit down with presidential candidate Marianne Williamson to discuss how she will overcome establishment opposition, her pitch to “normie” Democrats, why this run will be different from the last one, and much more.
3/5/202346 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 113: Trevor Aaronson

Trevor Aaronson of the Alphabet Boys podcast joins us to discuss how the FBI paid and planted an informant in Denver’s Racial Justice Movement.
2/25/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 112: David Sirota

David Sirota rejoins the podcast to talk about the catastrophic train derailment in East Palestine, OH.
2/18/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 111: Matt Bruenig

Matt Bruenig joins us to debunk myths about socialism.
2/12/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 110: Corin

Join us for "politics and chill" with Kyle and Corin, who discuss DeSantis's politics of far-right outrage, gun policy, the Austin food scene, and much more.
2/5/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 109: Ken Roth

This week's guest is Ken Roth, former executive director of Human Rights Watch, here to discuss how his criticism of Israel cost him a fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School.
1/28/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 108: Lonerbox

YouTuber Lonerbox joins the show to discuss the secret history of deplatforming.
1/21/20231 hour, 55 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 107: Philion

YouTuber Philion is our guest this week, discussing his reporting on the online manosphere.
1/14/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 106: Will Menaker

We talk to Chapo Trap House co-host Will Menaker about the current contest for Speaker of the House.
1/7/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 105: Touré

We're joined by author and TV host Touré to discuss his book The Ivy League Counterfeiter and the world of elite financial crime.
12/31/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 104: Matt Binder

Journalist Matt Binder joins us to discuss his return to Twitter and issues of free speech on the site during Elon Musk's leadership.
12/24/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 103: Coffeezilla

We talk to YouTube commentator Coffeezilla about the latest developments in the FTX crash.
12/17/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 102: Thom Hartmann

We’re joined by radio host Thom Hartmann to discuss the legal precedent behind the “corporations are people” argument, the political power of railroad companies, and much more. 
12/10/20222 hours, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 101: Jonah Furman

Labor reporter Jonah Furman joins us to discuss the Senate's recent vote to block a rail strike.
12/3/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 100: Farron Cousins

A deep dive on Florida politics and Trump vs. DeSantis with commentator Farron Cousins.
11/26/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 99: Matt Stoller

We're joined by Matt Stoller to discuss antitrust politics in the age of Ticketmaster and crypto crashes.
11/19/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 98: Marianne Williamson

Marianne Williamson rejoins the show to talk to us about the midterm elections.
11/12/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 97: Rana Foroohar

Economic analyst Rana Foroohar joins us to discuss the past and present of neoliberalism and her new book Homecoming.
11/5/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 96: Alexandra Hunt

We’re joined by Alexandra Hunt to discuss our society’s sexual stigma — and why it should be an issue for the left.
10/29/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 95: Owen Jones

Journalist Owen Jones joins us to discuss the ousting of former British PM Liz Truss.
10/22/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 94: Luke Savage

We talk to Jacobin's Luke Savage about his new book, The Dead Center, on liberal politics in the 21st century.
10/15/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 93: Katie Halper

Joined this week by journalist Katie Halper, we discuss the experience facing the true media blackout around Israeli apartheid, what it tells us about American mainstream media and political discussion writ large, and the double standard that independent, leftist political commentators face.
10/8/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 92: RM Brown

Comedian RM Brown joins us this week for a conversation about bringing comedy to left politics, right-wing attacks on basic freedoms — from trying to shut down gay marriage to book-banning frenzies — and where our movement’s priorities should be right now.
9/30/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 91: Vivek Chibber

We talk to author and sociologist Vivek Chibber about what it means to be a socialist.
9/24/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 90: Ryan Grim

The Intercept's Ryan Grim rejoins the show to talk to us about Democrats' priorities and strategies as we near the midterms.
9/17/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 89: Matt Christman

Political commentator, comedian, and Chapo Trap House host Matt Christman joins us to discuss Steve Bannon getting slammed with New York state charges, Trump’s ongoing war with the deep state, and more.
9/10/20221 hour, 57 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 88: Krystal and Kyle

We discuss COVID policy surrounding testing, vaccines, masking, and more — as well as the current leftist debates around these issues — in a special conversation between your two hosts.
9/3/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 87: Eric Blanc

Historian and author Eric Blanc joins us to discuss the difficulties American teachers are facing now, and why they’re going on strike across the country.
8/27/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 86: Ken Klippenstein

With investigative reporter Ken Klippenstein, we dig into the shocking story of the Feds’ raid on Mar-a-Lago.
8/20/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 85: Jesse Ventura

Former Minnesota governor and pro wrestler Jesse Ventura joins us to discuss his journey as an antiwar advocate and a supporter of third-party politics.
8/13/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 84: Sitch & Adam

With guests Sitch and Adam of the Sitch & Adam Show, we take a comprehensive look at Alex Jones’s trial proceedings.
8/6/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 83: David Dayen

This week's guest is David Dayen, executive editor of the Prospect. He takes us through the shocking developments behind this week's Manchin-Schumer deal.
7/30/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 82: The Vanguard’s Zac & Gavin

This week’s guests, Zac and Gavin of The Vanguard, talk to us about building an independent media platform, plus the best (and worst) potential candidates for 2024.
7/23/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 81: Gary Gerstle

We’re joined by historian Gary Gerstle to discuss whether we’ve reached the end of neoliberalism.
7/16/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 80: Jordan Peterson

Kyle is joined by psychologist and political commentator Jordan Peterson for a back-and-forth on everything from Twitter controversies to Trump, economics, liberal versus conservative mindsets, and more.
7/9/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 79: Pascal Robert

Pascal Robert, co-host of This Is Revolution podcast, joins us for a conversation about the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
7/2/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 78: Branko Marcetic

Author and journalist Branko Marcetic joins us to discuss online censorship of left-wing and independent media.
6/25/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 77: Mike Figueredo

The Humanist Report host talks to us about coming out, his experiences in left media, and the current wave of anti-trans and anti-gay legislation in the U.S.
6/18/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 76: David Wallace-Wells

This week’s guest, journalist David Wallace-Wells, talks with us about why climate change isn’t being treated as the central issue that it is — and what’s at stake.
6/11/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 75: Toby Muse

We’re joined by author and journalist Toby Muse to discuss the Colombian presidential election.
6/4/20221 hour, 43 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 74: Mac (GoodPoliticGuy)

We’re joined by Mac (who you know as GoodPoliticGuy) to discuss current events, specifically the shooting in Uvalde, TX and the ways to address American gun violence.
5/28/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 73: Doug Henwood

We’re joined by Doug Henwood, economic journalist and analyst, to discuss the crypto crash of just a few weeks ago.
5/21/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 72: Harvey Kaye and Alan Minsky

Historian and author Harvey Kaye and Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America Alan Minsky weigh in on how Democrats prioritize struggles for economic justice — and what those priorities should look like.
5/14/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 71: Ari Rabin-Havt

In this episode, we discuss the recent leak of a draft from the Supreme Court that would strike down Roe v. Wade. We also speak with our guest, Ari Rabin-Havt, who worked as the deputy campaign manager of Bernie 2020, about his new book's inside look at the campaign.
5/7/20221 hour, 59 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 70: Marianne Williamson

We’re joined by activist and author Marianne Williamson to discuss Nina Turner’s run for Congress, the future of the Democratic Party, and more.
4/30/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 69: Senator Nina Turner

Nina Turner rejoins the podcast to discuss her current run for Congress, how this race is different from the last, and how she’ll bring the progressive fight to the halls of Congress.
4/16/20221 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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Episode 68: Daisy Pitkin

We talk to author and organizer Daisy Pitkin about union organizing at Amazon, Starbucks, and beyond.
4/9/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 67: Paul's Ego

With Paul’s Ego of Deep Fat Fried, we dive into the topics of class reductionism, voting for the lesser of two evils, how leftist politicians can avoid the pressure of the status quo, and more.
4/2/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 66: Amy Vilela

We talk to Amy Vilela about her progressive campaign for Nevada’s First District.
3/26/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 65: Christian Smalls

Amazon union organizer Christian Smalls discusses his experience working at Amazon, how left politicians are showing up for workers, what’s next for unionizing efforts, and more.
3/19/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 64: Trita Parsi

Dr. Trita Parsi discusses why this moment demands that the U.S. disentangle itself from hawkish, war-bent alliances, how the situation in Ukraine relates to Middle Eastern politics, and more.
3/12/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 63: Matt Duss

Foreign policy advisor Matt Duss joins us to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, why the Left shouldn’t be calling for sanctions, and more.
3/5/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 62: Catherine Liu

Author Catherine Liu joins us to talk about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the political role of the professional-managerial class.
2/26/20221 hour, 50 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 61: Michael Levitin

Michael Levitin, author of Generation Occupy, talks to us about Occupy Wall Street’s ten-year legacy and the future of left populist movements.
2/19/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 60: Felix Biederman

Chapo Trap House co-host Felix Biederman joins us to discuss the podcast’s journey, the economic struggle today’s young people face, and more.
2/12/20221 hour, 59 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 59: Ben Burgis

Writer Ben Burgis joins us to discuss current events, including the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan and Spotify.
2/5/20221 hour, 46 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 58: Johann Hari

Author Johann Hari exposes the personal and societal factors that affect the modern attention span — and what we can do about it.
1/29/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 57: Peter Goodman

Author and journalist Peter Goodman joins us to discuss the myth of heroism surrounding today's billionaires — and why it's a lie.
1/22/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 56: Henry Williams

We're joined by Henry Williams, co-founder of the Gravel Institute, to talk about his experiences building a major digital platform for leftist education.
1/15/20221 hour, 57 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 55: Christopher Leonard

Christopher Leonard, author of Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy, joins us to discuss the institution's secret history.
1/8/20222 hours, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 54: Chris Hedges

Prolific author and journalist Chris Hedges joins us to discuss the state of leftist politics at the turn of the new year and the future of the Democratic Party.
1/1/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 53: Maximillian Alvarez

We talk to Max Alvarez of The Real News about mainstream narratives putting customers’ convenience over workers’ needs, as well as the problems and potential in current bipartisan support of strikes.
12/25/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 52: Steven Donziger

We talk to Steven Donziger about his release from prison and the ongoing grassroots struggle for his freedom.
12/18/20211 hour, 52 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 51: Freddie DeBoer

With writer Freddie DeBoer, we debate the question: Are leftists’ political programs popular enough to win?
12/11/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 50: Adolph Reed Jr.

Adolph Reed Jr. joins us to discuss getting money out of politics, coalition-building on the left, and more.
12/4/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 49: David Doel

This week's guest, David Doel, talks to us about how the left is responding to the Biden administration, labeling your politics, and much more.
11/27/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 48: Katie Halper

Katie Halper joins us to discuss the country's strike wave and the role of electoralism.
11/20/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 47: Katie Rader

Professor of political science Katie Rader talks us through a recent study from Jacobin, YouGov, and the Center for Working Class Politics on how left campaigns can deliver for the working class.
11/13/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 46: TJ Kirk

TJ Kirk, or the Amazing Atheist, joins us to discuss atheism, religion, and ethics.
11/6/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 45: Jordan Chariton

Jordan Chariton, co-founder of Status Coup, joins us to discuss the state of independent media and the political stories at the front of our minds.
10/30/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 44: Jonah Furman

Labor Notes reporter Jonah Furman joins us to talk about the John Deere strike.
10/23/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 43: Ken Klippenstein

We talk to Intercept reporter Ken Klippenstein about the media landscape, how big business is pulling the political levers to impose its agenda, and the big stories he’s broken.
10/16/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 42: Jeff Stein

Washington Post White House economics reporter Jeff Stein joins us to discuss budget bill proceedings, Biden's leadership style, and more.
10/9/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 41: David Sirota

We're joined by David Sirota, Bernie 2020 advisor and founder of the Daily Poster, to discuss the strategies behind the budget bill.
10/2/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 40: Eric Vaughan and Patrick Lovell

We're joined by writer/director Eric Vaughan and producer Patrick Lovell to discuss their documentary The Con and its perspective on the 2008 crash.
9/25/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 39: Russell Brand

Russell Brand joins us to talk about his political philosophy, connecting modern politics with spirituality and comedy, and current events.
9/18/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 38: Faiz Shakir

Joined by Faiz Shakir, we discuss the left pressures on the Biden administration, the challenges and rewards of creating independent media, and much more.
9/11/20212 hours, 8 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 37: Charlie Houpert and Ben Altman

Joined by Charlie and Ben of Charisma on Command, we discuss the psychology of the 2016 election, why Democrats' standard campaigning techniques fail, and much more.
9/4/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 36: Ro Khanna

This week, we spoke with Representative Ro Khanna about what’s possible for progressive Democrats in Congress, as well as what must be done to change the status quo upheld by the party establishment.
8/28/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 35: Matthew Hoh

Matthew Hoh is an outspoken critic of the U.S. military’s endless wars. We talk to him about his realizations and decision to leave the military, his advocacy against the war in Afghanistan, his political journey, and much more in this week’s episode of Krystal Kyle & Friends.
8/21/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 34: Steven Donziger

We talk to human rights attorney Steven Donziger to get the full story of his landmark case against the fossil fuel giant Chevron.
8/14/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 33: Irami Osei-Frimpong

We sit down with your favorite Funky Academic, Irami Osei-Frimpong, to discuss the importance of institutional participation in our social and political lives, the illusion of choice that liberalism supports, and much more.
8/7/20212 hours, 3 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 32: Senator Bernie Sanders

Krystal talks to Senator Bernie Sanders about his current work as Chairman of the Budget Committee, the new budget bill, his assessment of the Biden presidency, and more.
7/31/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 31: Dan Price

In 2015, Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, raised Gravity’s minimum yearly salary to $70k — and lowered his own salary to $70k from over a million dollars. In this week’s episode of Krystal Kyle & Friends, we talk to Dan about this choice, from its catalyst to its effects.
7/24/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 30: Briahna Joy Gray

This week, we were lucky enough to invite Briahna Joy Gray, host of Bad Faith podcast and Current Affairs contributing editor,  onto the show to talk about exploiting the cracks in the Democratic establishment.
7/17/20212 hours, 19 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 29: Ismail Ali

This week's guest is Ismail Ali of MAPS [Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies], who tells us about the hidden history of drug criminalization.
7/10/20211 hour, 59 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 28: Gabriel and John Shipton

This week, we were honored to hold a discussion with Gabriel and John Shipton, the brother and father of American hero Julian Assange. As we mention in our conversation, the violations of First Amendment rights and basic human rights that led to Assange’s incarceration have an impact on all of us.
7/4/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 27: Hasan Piker

Hasan Piker — you know him as HasanAbi, the wildly popular leftist Twitch streamer and commentator — joined us for this week’s episode of Krystal Kyle & Friends.
6/26/20212 hours, 21 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 26: Margaret and David Talbot

We brought David and Margaret Talbot onto the show to talk about their work unearthing and portraying leftist history.
6/19/20211 hour, 54 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 25: Pete Davis

This week, we talked to Pete Davis, author of Dedication: The Case for Commitment. How well are we serving ourselves and our world by refusing to stand by what we believe in? And when there’s room for us to commit ourselves to these projects, how can we make the leap?
6/12/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 24: Rose McGowan

We’re honored to be joined by political activist and actress Rose McGowan for this week’s episode, discussing the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party, the culture of fear and violence in Hollywood, and the solidarity of the ruling class — from the CIA to the media.
6/5/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 49 seconds
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Bonus Episode 23: Krystal and Saagar's Big News

In a special crossover episode of Krystal Kyle & Friends and Saagar’s podcast The Realignment, Krystal and Saagar reveal why they left The Hill and what they are planning moving forward.
6/1/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 22: Vaush

Vaush joins us on the show to discuss how leftists should regard the Biden presidency, the legacy of Bernie or Bust, supporting Palestine, and more.
5/29/20212 hours, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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Episode 21: Abby Martin

As continued Israeli violence against Palestinians led to a Palestinian general strike, we had the opportunity to speak with Abby Martin about mainstream coverage of the apartheid — and about how Israel, aided by the U.S.’s imperialist interests, has controlled the narrative.
5/22/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 20: Rania Khalek

Rania Khalek gave us her insight into Israel’s current ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, taking us through the past history of the Israeli occupation and the conditions of Israeli military rule.
5/15/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 19: James Suzman

We speak to author and anthropologist James Suzman about his compelling and thorough history of work, beginning at the dawn of the Stone Age and moving forward to an analysis of current labor conditions in our capitalist society.
5/8/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 18: Dr. Cornel West

It was an honor to be joined this week by Dr. Cornel West, celebrated author, philosopher, and professor, for a conversation about Dr. West’s political activism and personal journey.
5/1/20211 hour, 53 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 17: Richard Wolff

Prominent Marxian economist and author Richard Wolff joins us on the show to discuss Modern Monetary Theory, how the Biden admin is measuring up to expectations, and even more.
4/24/20212 hours, 3 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 16: Dan Kovalik

Author and longtime Steelworkers labor lawyer Dan Kovalik joined us on KK&F this week to talk cancel culture. Why does cancel culture matter? When should people be “cancelled,” and when is cancellation harmful to the left’s political goals?
4/17/20212 hours, 3 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 15: Christopher Ryan

This week’s guest on KK&F is Christopher Ryan, an author and researcher on human sexuality. If you’re not familiar with his book Sex at Dawn, we hope you’ll enjoy watching our conversation with him, covering everything from the personal — are our brains wired for monogamy? — to the societal and political.
4/10/20212 hours, 7 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 14: June Lapine (shoe0nhead)

This week, our friend June Lapine (you know her as Shoe0nHead) tells us about her political journey and radicalization among the online left, her personal journey as an online content creator, and why she’s glad she went for Bernie in 2016 — among many other things.
4/3/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 13: Andrew Yang

We sat down with Andrew Yang this week and dug into the million-dollar questions about his advocacy for a UBI and how that fight has changed in the last year, his stance on Medicare for All, his thoughts on the NYC political landscape, and more.
3/27/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 12: Matt Taibbi

We talk to Matt Taibbi, cohost of Useful Idiots,  whose journalistic work has covered presidential campaigns from an outsider perspective, revealed the corporate evil at the heart of the 2008 financial crisis, and more.
3/20/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 11: John Nichols

This week’s episode of Krystal Kyle & Friends, featuring journalist and author John Nichols, turns to the history of American progressivism in order to understand how the left can analyze its opportunities in a Biden presidency and strategize to build institutional power.
3/13/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 10: Carl Hart

In this week’s conversation with Dr. Carl Hart, we dig into the topics of the U.S.’s racist and dysfunctional criminal justice system, the importance of personal freedoms, and the struggle to legalize drug usage.
3/6/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 9: Dylan Ratigan

Episode 9 of Krystal Kyle & Friends focuses on Dylan Ratigan’s critiques of money in politics, but in order to understand how Dylan became a populist who “flew under the radar” at institutions like MSNBC, we were also eager to hear about his upbringing and political journey. He absolutely didn’t disappoint.
2/27/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 8: Glenn Greenwald

For our eighth episode, we spoke with Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of The Intercept and current author of the Glenn Greenwald Substack, to discuss his political work and his philosophical roots.
2/20/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 7: Krystal and Kyle

We discuss the impeachment proceedings and the confirmation hearing of Neera Tanden, as well as our own political journeys.
2/13/20212 hours, 7 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 6: Noam Chomsky

On this week's episode, we talk to Professor Noam Chomsky about his past political work, leftists’ current challenges and goals, and the Biden presidency.
2/6/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 5: Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson is a running back for the LA Chargers and a political activist who was a leading voice in #forcethevote. He’s become a prominent voice on the left against the demonization of ordinary citizens and for a policy-centric approach to winning people over. He talked to us about what Gamestop means for the country, why he’s tough on progressives, and how he wins over Trump supporters in the locker room.
1/30/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 4: Senator Nina Turner

In our fourth conversation on Krystal Kyle & Friends, we’re joined by visionary leader Senator Nina Turner to discuss her campaign for Ohio’s eleventh congressional district, her theory of change, and her thoughts on how a people’s candidate interacts with the political establishment.
1/23/20211 hour, 30 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 3: Thomas Frank

In this week’s episode, we sit down with Thomas Frank to flesh out the story of how the Democrats abandoned working-class politics, how Republicans seized the populist narrative, and how Americans can look to a people-led political movement in our own past as a bulwark against Trumpism. Thomas Frank is the author of multiple books on Populism and working-class politics, including What's the Matter with Kansas?, Listen, Liberal, and The People, No. 
1/16/20211 hour, 57 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 2: Bhaskar Sunkara

Bhaskar Sunkara is the Founding Editor and Publisher of Jacobin Magazine and author of The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality. He’s been an integral part of building the modern American left and a profound influence on both of us. He offered insights into the coming era of left politics and some provocative reflections on how to think about this week and what to do next.
1/9/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 1: Marianne Williamson

In the early days of 2021, cross a major resolution off your list: spend over an hour getting to know Marianne Williamson with us. As the first guest on our podcast, Marianne discusses her intellectual influences, her opposition to the status quo of the Democratic Party, and her views on the populist energy bubbling up around Medicare for All and COVID stimulus checks.
12/31/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 10 seconds