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Will and Matt talk to journalist Vincent Bevins about his new book “The Jakarta Method,” detailing the U.S.’s involvement in the mass killings of leftists in Indonesia in the 60’s, and how it set the stage for American-backed violent anti-communist action throughout the cold war. Buy The Jakarta Method: Follow Vincent on twitter:

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”

Felix is joined by Yeah, But Still's Jack Wagner and T from Champaign Sharks to discuss ABC's hit dramedy "A Million Little Things". Yeah, But Still on Soundcloud: or subscribe to their premium feed: Champaign Sharks on Soundcloud: or subscribe on Patreon:

Fan-favorite Stavvy Baby returns to answer pressing advice questions from (other people’s) mail bags. We then look at Nebraska senator Ben Sasse’s dismal commencement speech to divine the future of the Republican party. Check out Stavvy Solves Your Problems Friday nights on or catch up on YouTube here: The Trumpified Independence Day video Will & Matt reference in this:

Felix and his sister Lucy continue their examination of NBC's dramatic television series Council of Dads. Subscribe to Lucy's newsletter here: And read the poem Lucy mentions:

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Will interviews Steven Donziger, a human rights attorney who has been under house arrest since August as a result of his work to prosecute oil giant Chevron for their reckless polluting of the Ecuadorian Amazon. It's a wild case that offers a lot of grave visions of the future of the U.S. legal system, so give it a listen. Afterwards, Will, Matt and Felix goof on an 80 ft.-tall holographic Biden and the decline of American empire. To take action to help Steven and to learn more about the case, go to To donate to Steven's legal defense fund, go to You can follow him on Twitter: @SDonziger.

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Felix continues his reviews the of the hit 2016 NBC dramedy "This Is Us".

Will and Hayley discuss the pentagon's recently declassified UFO videos, the history of aliens in American culture, and what to do when you Want To Believe.

We pledge eternal fealty to our beautiful "boaters." We also take a deep dive into an amazing bungle in the jungle, and examine Joe Biden's digital strategy of emulating c.2013 Upworthy. [sorry about will's audio in the beginning, we had a bit of a Zoom goof but it gets fixed halfway -ed.]

Felix and Will review the 2015 NBC family drama miniseries event "The Slap."

We're joined by Palma and Ben Mora of Seeking Derangements to read Letters to Cuomo, discuss NY State's cancellation of its Democratic primary, discuss Zeke Emanual's advice to kill yourself, and learn about an old friends' out-of-the-box strategy for defeating COVID. Check out Seeking Derangements here: and here

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Felix and Yeah, But Still's Jack Wagner discuss ABC's hit dramedy "A Million Little Things". Why not check out Yeah, But Still: or subscribe to their premium feed:

In a 4-quadrant Chapo, we make broad generalizations about various regions of America and their respective snack foods, make fun of a pundit's bizarre and inept behavior online, gawk at MAGA-realm apocalyptic stupidity, and finally examine liberal vacuousness from a new writer earning their first-time Reading Series Author challenge coin. Here's the gofundme to support the Teamsters COVID protection fund Amber mentions at the end of the episode:

Amber is joined by Matt Maini, a teamster and UPS worker from Local 251 in Providence, RI to discuss the challenges workers in the Teamsters union face due to COVID-19, how the union is fighting UPS for increased protections, and what you can do to support laborers during the pandemic. Here's the gofundme to support the Teamsters COVID protection fund:

Felix and his sister Lucy report on NBC's new dramatic television series Council of Dads. Check out Lucy's book, "The Walmart Book of the Dead" here:

Bye bye, Bernie. Links to things we mentioned in here:Jacobin's panel discussion "Bernie, South Carolina & Black Voters": @criticalbitcast/ to check out our guest spots on their TTRPG show and their charity stream this week. to join in on Episode 1's charity stream this Saturday And as always, &

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Will and Bryan discuss Tipper Gore's 1987 screed against "porn rock" and various other moral affronts of the 1980s. We talk hair metal, politicized outrage, anger's role in society, and of course, 9/11 & "limited hangouts".

The Dry Boys discuss the news of the day: Boris Johnson's hospitalization, that navy guy's firing, embracing the sweet death of coronavirus for the eternal glory of leader Trump, Bolsonaro on a trampoline, that sort of thing. Please consider giving to the Emergency Release fund to bail out prisoners in NYC jails:

Felix reviews the first two episodes of the hit 2016 NBC dramedy "This Is Us".

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Friend of the show and America's #1 annual comedian Tim Heidecker stops by to talk Trump's various COVID-related bungles, and examine the life of Mike Lindell - The MyPillow Guy. Check out Tim's new show Beef House on adult swim: And Tim's podcast Office Hours:

We check in on how COVID-19 is affecting some important locations and people in the greater chapo-verse. Then we're joined by Oakland-area nurse John Pearson to discuss how the response to the COVID pandemic reflects the greater industrial and political failings of the American healthcare system. Plugs from John: - PLEASE sign the CA statewide healthcare workers’ demand petition, people can read and sign here:  - To follow what’s happening on the front lines of the COVID crisis where I work follow my account @oaklandnurse on twitter and instagram - Our union chapter facebook page run by rank & filers, with more COVID photos and content: @ahsseiu1021.ourvoice and insta @ahs_seiu_1021_

Alright so we're now all officially remote, so we're back to Chapo season 1 style recording. We try to game out how the various stakeholders in our government will try to balance human lives against keeping the economy humming along, as well as discuss the various challenges and potential opportunities that come from social distancing and, like, just not going to work can present. Also, some movie recommendations.

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To listen to Blowback now, sign up for a free month of Stitcher Premium at with the code 'BLOWBACK'. The show will be available to listen everywhere in June. In this primer episode, Brendan and Noah drag the Iraq War out of America’s memory hole. Discover the American psychosis that infected the country post-9/11. Meet the rogues’ gallery of the Bush administration and the Saddam family. Enjoy Saddam's "re-election" campaign song from 2002. Subscribe to the show here with the code "BLOWBACK" for a free-month of Stitcher Premium: Featuring special guests H. Jon Benjamin and James Adomian.

We're joined by Outline editor Noah Kulwin and erstwhile Chapo producer Brendan James to discuss the debate between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, Democrats' tepid response to coronavirus, and their new podcast "Blowback", a reexamination of the Iraq War. Find everything you need to know about Blowback here:

Defying quarantine Matt and Virgil go to back to work tuning up electoral politics. Can Bernie still win? Will we all die? Does Biden know how to open PDF? Our greased up pundits go under the hood to find the answers to those questions and more. Later they speak with Branko Marcetic, writer for Jacobin and In These Times and author of Yesterday's Man: The Case Against Joe Biden. Don't bother buying tickets for our NYC live show because it will be cancelled, unless you're just really into getting refunds. (Also the Roger Rabbit screening is cancelled, but you could have guessed that.)

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This is a very complicated case, you know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. We're doing a show at Murmrr in Brooklyn this April 22nd, come thru:

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Our live show from the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, featuring Brace Belden and Liz Fanczak of the TrueAnon podcast.

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Our live show from the Observatory North Park in San Diego. We are doing live screening and talkback of Good Vibes at the Iowa State Fair this coming Monday, March 2nd at New Parkway theater in Oakland, CA. If you're in the area, please come thru!  Tickets here: For reference: Pete's Blackout Video: Trump & Bloomberg Get Hotdogs:

We tried to take a break from our intense election coverage eps and do a silly one, but we couldn't refrain from getting conspiratorial & angry about Mayor Pete and Mike Bloomberg. Bookended with our mandatory review of a DC Movie property and a discussion of Barstool Sports taking on domestic Gladio to try to keep things light. Just a few tickets left for upcoming shows in Las Vegas and San Diego! Pick up new designs and newly restocked chapo merch!

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Our live show from Derry, New Hampshire. Defeat the Rat, get this bread. Shout out to Matt Kowalski ( for the Low Hopes Remix and twitter user @FilbertNuts for the Rat Mode graphic. TOUR DATES: ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades

We celebrate Bernie's victory in the Iowa Caucus. TOUR DATES:ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades

The first 45 minutes and last 45 minutes of our nearly 3 hour show in Iowa City  on Feb 1.  Between canvassing and caucusing didn't have much time to edit this one, so it's dangerously uncut. Also the poor hosts couldn't hear the song on stage while singing, please forgive us coming irresponsibly close to posting cringe for Bernie. TOUR DATES:ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades

We gaze in to the multiverse of electoral possibilities stemming from this inspiring, terrifying singular moment. CANVASSERS PARTY @ Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines TOUR DATES: ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Derry, NH Feb 9, @ Tupelo Music Hall Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades

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As we enter the home stretch before the first votes are cast, attacks are heating up against Sanders and his campaign. Are any of these lines of attack worth an ounce of attention? Listen to find out! (no) Hey, why not subscribe to our youtube channel to get that 100k trophy?? TOUR DATES: ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Iowa City, IA Feb 1, @ Englert Civic Theater Derry, NH Feb 9, @ Tupelo Music Hall Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Los Angeles, CA Feb 25 @ Lodge Room (2 shows!) Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades San Francisco, CA Feb 29 @ Palace of Fine Arts

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Will talks to candidate for Los Angeles City Council, District 4, Nithya Raman. The discuss LA's housing crisis, socially just solutions for homelessness, and the right wing's increasingly cruel campaign against America's homeless.  Live in LA and wanna support Nithya's campaign? Come to their benefit show at the El Rey with Reggie Watts, Kristen Schaal, Paul F. Tompkins, and more: Follow the campaign on twitter: @nithyavraman

We discuss various colorful local New York personalities with the Safdie Brothers (as well as their new film, Uncut Gems) COME SEE US ON OUR TOUR OF PRIMARY STATES!  ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Iowa City, IA Feb 1, @ Englert Civic Theater Derry, NH Feb 9, @ Tupelo Music Hall Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Los Angeles, CA Feb 25 @ Lodge Room (2 shows!) Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades San Francisco, CA Feb 29 @ Palace of Fine Arts

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Matt and Virgil once again venture under the hood of politics, this time joined by TV’s Will Menaker. The gang talks Matt and Virgil’s surreal encounter with Beltway insiders, possible Iowa caucus outcomes, Warren’s low blows against Bernie, and this week’s final debate before voting starts. Matt & Virgil on the Skullduggery podcast (starts at 37:00): Preorder Good Vibes at the Iowa State Fair: Tickets for live shows in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada: Register for an absentee Iowa caucus:

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We vent about Iran, the catastrophic implication of the Trump administration's actions, and the effects on the world in general and US politics specifically. SPEAKING OF, we're then joined by Bernie Sanders' national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray to discuss the state of the Sanders campaign and what YOU can do to help out TODAY. So, listen up screwheads, this is what you gotta do: Bernie volunteer options, in order of importance: 1. If you’re in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, or South Carolina: - find an event near you: - Download BERN and add everyone you know and ask them to support Bernie:  2. If you’re not in one of those first four early states, the most important thing you can do is get to one of those first four early states, especially IA and NH. Take the “Bernie Journey” and travel there to knock on doors:  3. If you can’t get there in person, make calls to early states. We have a huge goal of 5 million calls before Iowa. You can do it on your own from home, there’s a chatbox if you need help, and there’s a community on Slack of other callers to talk to. 4. If you don’t like making calls, join our texting team. It’s like tweeting but you’re convincing actual voters and is very easy. 5. If you live in a state that votes on Super Tuesday (AL, AR, AS, CA, CO, MA, ME, MN, NC, OK, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT): - find an event near you:  - And make sure you download BERN to organize your friends and family members for Bernie:  All volunteer options are also listed here:

Felix and Derek discuss the Trump administration's assassination of Qasem Soleimani and what it means for the future of the region and US foreign policy. Subscribe to Derek's newsletter here: Felix shouts out a twitter account in this ep, this is that twitterer:

We recap and review the 2010's. SEE US LIVE:Feb 1 - Iowa City, IA - Englert Civic TheaterFeb 9 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Music HallFeb 18 - Las Vegas, NV - House of BluesALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT

Dispatches from the posting wars; Debates wrap up; Klobmentum; Some end of  year self-congratulations; TOILETS!; Rod and the Archdruid. TOUR dates for Iowa, New Hampshire (and coming soon Las Vegas):

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Look, it's been a rough week for us. 2/3rds of us are just returning from a demoralizing trip to cover the UK's dismal elections, the other 1/3rd are recovering from an elating weekend in wonderful Buffalo, NY. We will be bringing full-spectrum analysis/catharsis of the UK election returns later this week, but for now, we try to keep a stiff upper lip about the still very-real chances for left electoral success in the Democratic primaries. And finally, we try to imagine a democratic party without lawyers, consultants, bankers, officers, prosecutors...Buttigieges.

Virgil, Matt and Amber break down the state of the UK election from their embedded elections headquarters in London. Tickets to our UK election special shows: volunteer for jez (he’d do it for you) Listen to Don  "Bad News" Huges podcast:

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We take a look at Elizabeth Warren's declining poll numbers and Kamala Harris' fizzling campaign, and wave goodbye to Steve Bullock and The Admiral. So with the field narrowing, we must also consider Ross Douthat's backhanded case for Bernie, and wait patiently for the Klobuchar Moment. UK Mini-Tour: 2nd show added in London December 10th! Tickets still available for all shows, London 12/9 + 12/10, Liverpool 12/11! Come thru!

Amber talks us through the saga of WeWork, another in a long line of dumb tech start ups headed by a dumber leader emblematic of our dumbest economy. We then help talk you through some potential political minefields of your upcoming Thanksgiving Dinner Tables. WE ARE RETURNING TO THE UK FOR ELECTION SHOWS! LONDON 9 Dec., LIVERPOOL 11 Dec., TICKETS HERE: Amber's WeWork piece in Jacobin: WeWork umbrella thread: [editor's note: sorry about the slight audio issues in this episode and the last. working to fix our recorder asap, bear with us.]

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We talk to the Andean Information Network's Kathryn Ledebur about the ongoing political crisis in Bolivia. We also discuss Elizabeth Warren's dud of an M4A proposal and Mayor Pete's difficult week and mysterious career. Finally, just a dollop of Epstein coverage with a look at Prince Andrew's excellent work clearing the air for the royals on the BBC last week.

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Chapo Trap House provides commentary on the following issues: the coup against president Evo Morales in Bolivia; a libertarian spree shooter in Chile; the entrance of diminutive billionaire Michael Bloomberg into the Democratic presidential primaries; Bill Gates and his money; whether Democratic presidential candidates should "try harder", or something; the ongoing beatz crisis of the the Eurozone.

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We discuss Neon Genesis Evangelion through the lens of Liz Warren's Big Structural Bailey. Fan Favorite David J. Roth returns to discuss the life and death of, and what it tells us about American private equity. We also speculate what sporting events Donald Trump might & might not get boo'd at.

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We catch up on President Trump's recent cavalcade of triumphs and humiliations. We're then joined by CTU member Kenzo Shibata to discuss the Chicago teacher's strike, what the union is fighting for, and what they're up against. Finally, we finish with a little lesson from Eric Trump on Marcus Aurelius, and the meaning of "hypocrisy". Please consider supporting & reading more on the teachers' strike: Bread for Ed gofundme: A piece Kenzo wrote on the context of the current strike: A history of CORE and Karen Lewis: A thread on one of Lori's ghouls, if you're ready for some game theory

We're joined by Matt Karp to discuss realigning the democratic coalition and Bernie Sanders' recent blockbuster rally in Queens. Check out Matt's piece in Jacobin here: here:

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We're joined by author Naomi Klein to discuss climate change, a green new deal and what it must include, and new developments in responses to ecological crisis from both the right and the left. Check out Naomi's new book "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal" here: And if you're in NYC, consider stopping by our launch party for the paperback edition of The Chapo Guide to Revolution, this Wednesday at Powerhouse Arena

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The Chapo Group has assembled a roundtable of experts to answer the simple, yet essential question of our day: is there a Joker crisis in America? Featuring Jacobin's Jen Pan, Cum Town's Nick and Adam, and of course, a remote piece from our international film critic, Matt V. Brady.

Continuing Chapo's coverage of the race for the White House, Virgil sits down with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss current affairs.

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Back from the rejuvenating sea air of beautiful Atlantic City, we find the correct take on impeachment, consider Trump as a tragic Shakespearean hero, and immolate ourselves in the wicker man of New Climate Paganism. Tickets for Goth Socialist Variety Hour at Littlefield: The paperback edition of the Chapo Guide to the Revolution:

Our play of Call of Cthulhu live at Columbus Theater in Providence, R.I. August 23rd, 2019.

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There's a lot of stuff going on in the primaries that mostly reminds us of stuff that's happened before, and also Trump's probably done more crimes, but it's important to stay focused on what matters. And what matters is that Rod Dreher has finally updated us on his friend's wife's very serious, very real exorcism. Catch up on Rod Dreher's the Exorcist Pt. 1 here:

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We talk to journalist Tom O'Neill about his book uncovering new theories on Charles Manson, MKUltra, the CIA, and the war against counter-culture & the left in the 1960's. Featuring special guest host Noah Kulwin, an editor at The Outline.

We examine Joe Biden's "Corn Pop" saga through the lens of a few classic Chapo characters, then lament how Biden's long history of seemingly genuine nice guy-ness is undercut by his equally long history of shit politics. Also, the President just fully admits that Saudi Arabia directs our foreign policy by fiat, so that's cool and good. Watch our Necronomicon Call of Cthulhu show here on youtube: Catch Felix's Fighting in the Age of Loneliness screening & Q&A here: And get tickets to see Felix with the Yeah, But Still boys in DC this friday here:

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We hear from our UK correspondent Marcus Barnett, and attempt to make any sense of anything going on with Brexit. We're then joined by the New Republic's Osita Nwanevu to hear about his experience watching David French and Sohrab Ahmari debate whether liberal civil society should continue to exist if it means we are threatened by Drag Queen Story Hour. Osita's New Republic piece:

Will was out of town and Chris was at a wedding, so it's up to Matt, Felix and Virgil on the sticks, running the show and recording themselves for a freewheeling ep covering Beto, Brexit, Bret, Joker, Rego, and more.

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Attention, skippers. There is an Admiral on deck. Former U.S. Congressman, retired three-star vice admiral, and current candidate for Democratic presidential nomination Joe Sestak sat down with us in Iowa. In this special bonus episode, we discuss China, the world bank, Iran, medicare and the VA, and which boats are the best boats.

The torture never stops. We cover Trump's plan to nuke the weather, Joe Walsh's presidential bid, a new poll that places Bernie at the top position in the democratic primaries, the unfulfilling death of David Koch, and finally, conservative faces.

We talk about a lot of shit in here, from Biden and Harris' flailing campaigns to Les Wexner's trust issues, and we even read some poetry. But mostly they requested I cut some potentially embarrassing moments and cursed ideas that I just didn't cut. Enjoy. COME SEE US PLAY CALL OF CTHULHU LIVE IN PROVIDENCE THIS FRIDAY:

Come see Tabletop Game Theory live in Providence this Friday, Aug 23rd: whats up hoes. here to save your post christmas and new year's blues with part two of our Cthulu campaign. forget if this is the one where I display all time great rolling ability. oh yeah if you're Serbian or Armenian and your Christmas is in a few days enjoy this with your Yuletide joy. everywhere is Serbia or Armenia. let's go!

Come see Tabletop Game Theory live in Providence this Friday, Aug 23rd: Merry Gamesmas featuring James Adomian, David Kresses, Stavros Halkias, and Simone Norman

We catch up on Jeffrey Epstein's curious fate, discuss Joe Biden's wonderful brain, introduce a new character into Chapo canon, and describe what a "fair" is for our listeners who might not know. Thanks to @betaOdork for the Biden comp: Tickets to our Call of Cthulhu live play in Providence on Aug. 23rd here:

Come, contract Epstein Brain with us. Listen to Liz and Brace's new podcast here:

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Our live show from the Traverse City Film Festival, featuring Michael Moore, director of Roger and Me, Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko, and Capitalism: a Love Story. Tickets to our show in Des Moines, Iowa next Tuesday, Aug 13th: and Facebook event here:

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We hear from Glenn Greenwald about the Intercept's work uncovering a massive judicial corruption scandal at the heart of the Bolsonaro regime in Brazil. Then to lighten things up, we take a look at Mohammed bin Salman's plan to do both the Jetsons AND the Flintstones in the middle of the Saudi desert, and read Toby Young's paean to the overt manliness of Boris Johnson. Show notes: Plugs: Catch our live show at the Traverse City Film Festival: We'll also be covering the 2nd Democratic Debates live from TCFF: Finally, come to Providence R.I. to see our live play of Call of Cthulhu there: Amber's Article in CJR:

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We're trying to beat the heat ovah here in New York City, #1 city in temperatures baby! We talk Amber's trip to the Durham Miner's Gala, the Qanon vigilante who assassinated Gambino family crime boss Franky Boy Cali, and Josh Hawley's deranged blueprint for "National Conservatism". Catch our live show at the Traverse City Film Festival: We'll also be covering the 2nd Democratic Debates live from TCFF: Finally, come to Providence R.I. to see our live play of Call of Cthulhu there:

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In the latest installment of Chapo’s Presidential candidate interview series, Virgil sits down with entrepreneur Andrew Yang. The two tackle Yang's views on entrepreneurship, automation, whether Virgil is good, and socialist critiques of his Universal Basic Income proposal.

We here at your favorite politics/fast food review podcast went to Netroots Nation this past weekend in Philadelphia. Here is our report on what we saw. Catch our live show at the Traverse City Film Festival: We'll also be covering the 2nd Democratic Debates live from TCFF: Finally, come to Providence R.I. to see our live play of Call of Cthulhu there:

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We check in with Will Sommer for a first-hand account of Trump's wet 'n wild Tank Day celebration. We then spend the majority of the episode introducing Hunter Biden, a noble & troubled soul fighting to bring light into this dark world. Tickets to our August 23rd live play of Call of Cthulhu at Necronomicon in Providence, R.I. on sale now!

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It's an overstuffed classic Dry Boys™ ep, with dem debates wrap up, dem leadership incompetence, Bret Stephens' laziness, David Brooks' horniness, Sheldon Adelson's disgusting body, and the ever-bedeviled Rod Dreher.

Our talk with legendary film director Joe Dante from our May 16th screening of Gremlins 2: The New Batch at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood California.

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Thanks to a positive mental attitude and the power of good vibes, Chapo has landed its first ever interview with a Presidential candidate. Virgil and Matt have a spirited dialogue with fellow bestselling author Marianne Williamson about Marxist materialism versus the idealism in her campaign book A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution.

Virgil and Matt take a look under the candidates' hoods, check their polling oil, and preview the first of the democratic primary debates, while examining the whole fleet for lemons. Which make and model democrat will run like a champ and will perform like there's sugar in their gas tanks? Find out in todays wonkomotive extravaganza. For live coverage of the actual debates, check out

From Mike's Diner in Astoria Queens, Virgil talks to public defender and candidate for Queens District Attorney Tiffany Cabán. There are no jokes. To support Cabán's campaign, go to:

Our June 9th live show from Liberty Hall Theater in Dublin. Settle down. For reference, video of the cop badge wall discussed in this show:

We're joined by legendary author Alan Moore to discuss evil architecture, magic & political power, fate & free will, and the enduring appeal of Lovecraft.

Our June 1st live show from Berlin, the heart of Germany's wonderful PLUR culture. We talk funky beats, the antideutsche political tendency, Austria's far-right government self-owning itself out of existence (also involves funky beats), and the Jewishness of Joe Biden.

We talk to The Intercept's Ryan Grim about his new book "We've Got People," discussing the Democrats' reliance on big money and how it might be broken by mass-movement based politics. Rahm Emanuel is a central figure in Ryan's book, so we read from Rahm's new column in The Atlantic, ironically called "It's Time To Hold American Elites Accountable for Their Abuses." Finally, we introduce a new character into Chapo canon, NJ representative Josh Gottheimer. Few tickets left for our UK shows in Glasgow (6/3), London Early (6/5) and Manchester (6/7). Go to or for tickets.

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We're joined by Twitch star Hasan Piker @hasanthehun to discuss draconian new abortion laws, the looming prospect of war with Iran, and using gaming streams to spread leftist views online. Finally, we read about from an old friend about the perpetual cultural revolution being forced on America by the rodents at PBS.

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Our friend James Adomian makes a rare in-person appearance to discuss Mad Magazine, Ben Shapiro being owned by an ancient British Tory, Biden's polls, UFO's and Peggy Noonan's musings on division. Check out James' new podcast The Underculture here: And see the return of Trump vs. Bernie at The Creek and the Cave in Long Island City this Saturday, May 18: Tickets still available for our shows in London and Manchester:

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We talk to filmmakers Yael Bridge and Morgan Spector about their upcoming documentary "Socialism: An American Story." We also discuss the ongoing failed coup in Venezuela, Nancy Pelosi & Joe Biden, and Trump's assertion that PC culture is ruining horse racing. Support Socialism: An American Story here: Tickets for the May 16th screening of Gremlins 2 with director Joe Dante here: Tickets on sale for our European tour here:

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We take a good vibes tour through the most recently declared candidates in the Democratic primary, and discuss how Bernie's big money is wigging out the Wall Street squares. Tickets still available for our shows in Manchester (6/7) and Dublin (6/9 [nice]). And keep an eye out for a 2nd late show in London, all at Join the Marianne Mindset Movement here:

Amber talks to writer and professor of sociology Vivek Chibber about "The ABC's of Capitalism," his new series of pamphlets for Jacobin. Vivek Chibber is the editor of Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy, which is published by Jacobin, along with The ABCs of Capitalism. You can pick up a copy of the ABC's of Capitalism here: Tickets still available for our upcoming shows in Berlin, Glasgow, Manchester and Dublin at:

Virgil talks to John Cameron Mitchell, creator of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and "Shortbus," to discuss his new musical narrative podcast, "Anthem: Homunculus". They also discuss being extremely online, the end of sex, and William S. Burroughs. You can find Anthem: Homunculus here: Tickets still available for our upcoming shows in Berlin, Glasgow, Manchester and Dublin at:

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Virgil corrects the record; we riff on the church thing from a week ago; we crow over two Grey Lady articles about the anti-Bernie crowd running scared; and Nick Hayes (@nickfromdetroit) sits in to talk about Means TV (@means_tv), a leftist streaming service. Means TV: Donate to Means TV: DecrimNY Fundraiser: Ithaca Show (4/26): Housing Works Trivia (5/1): European Tour (ON SALE FRIDAY): Sign Up For Our Newsletter:

We review Ben Shapiro's book "The Right Side of History". Tickets for our Cornell show on 4/26: Come see our May 1 Trivia Night at Housing Works in NYC: Dates, venues and tickets for our European tour will be posted soon at:

From time to time we deign to open our doors to you, dear listeners, to ply us with your burning questions. About the show, about the politics, about life and the future and I don't know about what ever other bullshit. This is one of those times. It's a Q&A episode folks, we love it!

We're joined by Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi to discuss his new serial book "Hate Inc.", and the political media's many failings in covering Russiagate. Check out Hate Inc. here:

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It's motherflippin' Mueller Time.

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Will guest-hosts on The Antifada to interview legendary sci fi author Kim Stanley Robinson about: Fredric Jameson, Ursula Le Guin, Philip K Dick, post-capitalist futures, utopia, and psychedelic experiences Listen to The Antifada: Subscribe to The Antifada on Patreon: Follow The Antifada:

Eli Valley stops by to talk Ilhan Omar, Meghan McCain, Chelsea Clinton, and the latest act of fascist mass murder in Christchurch, NZ. Also Virgil solves the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Amber interviews economist and author Costas Lapavitsas about the European Union, how it works, its problems, how it relates to Brexit, and how we might think of it from a leftist perspective.

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Topics include: Tucker Carlson, Redd Foxx, Meghan McCain, Mrs. Maisel, Yang Gang shit, Miami Pool Boys, 2 Samuel, and the Chinese Hand Job Scandal.

Our report on CPAC 2019.

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Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Borat, Curb Your Enthusiasm) stops by the trap to discuss his new docuseries, "Dangerous World of Comedy".

Possibly deceased politician, economist, philosopher and musicologist Lyndon LaRouche* calls in to explain the secret KGB-House of Windsor population reduction cabal. We're then joined by writer Lyle Jeremy Rubin to fully dissect the resurrection of Max Boot, the enduring grift of the neocons, and how we must resist The Blob. Read Lyle's piece in the Baffler here: *James Adomian

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UNLOCKED Matt and Will discuss the life and career of Elliot Abrams, the newly appoints "special envoy" to Venezuela who may be the most evil person to ever serve in the US government, with The Intercept's Jon Schwarz Read Jonathan's piece here:

Longtime friend of the show Brace stops by to tell us about his work unionizing Anchor Steam brewing in San Francisco. We also talk about Amy Klobuchar's unique brand of "Minnesota Nice" and dealing with the latest round of attacks on Jeremy Corbyn. Sign the petition to support the Anchor Steam union: Crack open a cold one with the boys, and get it trending: #AnchoredInSF #AnchorUnion

We talk healthcare, the growing field of Democratic presidential candidates, and the gobsmacking prevalence of blackface in American culture. To support local theater, please subscribe:

Tune in to this Sunday, Feb. 3rd for Chapo's first ever Big Game Halftime Show and Live Stream. Stream starts at whenever halftime is. Like 8:30ish? 9? I don't know, whenever the other one starts, don't ask us to clarify.

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In honor of his potential 2020 bid, here's our segment reading from billionaire bean man Howard Schultz's books, way back at our live show at the Vera Project in Seattle on March 30, 2018.

Maverick political reporter Dave Weigel drops by to discuss Trump's shutdown cave-in, Roger Stone's arrest, the potential candidacies of Bernie and Howard Schultz, and of course, Pizza Ranch.

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Happy Blood Moon, all. Matt and Virgil break down reactions to the rude MAGA teen, and cover new entries into the rapidly growing 2020 Democratic Primary field. We're also joined by Gillian Russom and Karla Griego, two Los Angeles teachers, to discuss what's at stake in the ongoing L.A. teachers' strike. Please consider supporting the strike: UTLA strike fund: Tacos for Teachers California Educators Rising:

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It's Bernie, Bitch. We talk Amber's new piece arguing the need to get behind Bernie. We also fantasize about what we'd do if WE were getting divorced from Jeff Bezos and end with another dark trip to Carcosa. Read Amber's Baffler article here: Once more:

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What has happened before will happen again. What has been done before will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun. - Ecclesiastes 1:9 Welcome to 2019!

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Chapo News Network senior political analysts Franklin Darrow and Taft Hartley run down the winners and losers of DC in 2018. Then, Matt and Virgil engage in a freewheeling discussion of predictions for 2019. New Years, baby, gimme dat new ass year.

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Merry Christmas! Here's our gift to the world: "It's A Willderful Life" A Radio Play By Chapo Trap House featuring the voices of: Will Menaker as Himself Virgil Texas as Himself/Clarence the Angel Amber Frost as Herself/God Matt Christman as Himself/Mr. Podder/Old Man Felix Beiderman as Himself Chris Wade as Himself/Podcast Inspector James Adomian as Bernie Sanders Katherine Krueger as Herself Adam Friedland as Himself Stavros Halkias as HImself and Nick Mullen as Himself/Tiny Dick Salesman

We examine Matt’s SNL martyrdom, continue to dance on the grave of the Weekly Standard, then ask: will anyone think of the butterflies?

We coordinate with fellow operator in the Brotherhood of Bernard, Liz Bruenig, to derail the political aspirations of a certain Texan politician. We also mourn the losses of the Weakly Standard and our benevolent WASP ruling class.

Virgil talks to former Greek minister of Finance and academic Yanis Varoufakis about DiEM25, his new project to build a pan-European leftist movement. DiEM25: European Spring: Progressive International: EDITORS NOTE: If any listener has any way to put us in contact with Jarvis Cocker to follow up on the questions raised in this show, please contact us at

We talk to documentary filmmakers Jon Bois and Felix Biederman about their triumphant new film on mixed martial arts, politics and society, "Fighting in the Age of Loneliness". Watch Fighting in the Age of Loneliness here: Felix mentions Shannon Strucci's Fake Friends videos, find them here: Tickets to E1 Live feat. Felix and Virgil here: Info on Princeton Event: Name: Civilized Conversation with Virgil Texas, Matt Christman, and Will Menaker Date: 12/6 Time: 6:00PM Location: Whig Hall @ Princeton University (45 minutes from Philadelphia, for those who might want to make the drive up) Details: Event will be open to public and free of charge. New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York fans are welcome! To attend, please contact Justin Wittekind at, who will give you information about how to get to the event either by car or by transit and who to contact

In a triple-stuffed Chapo, we got: - A call from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo* - A look at our beloved friend Rod Dreher's porn collection - Another edition of Pre-Taped Call-In Show, featuring your calls to our special 1-800 number (1-800-420-LMAO**) *James Adomian **No, for real, call our number at: 1-800-583-1315

Here's a little Thanksgiving bonus for you all: Producer Chris talks to members of the Tallahassee DSA about their disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Michael. They discuss their idea of "disaster socialism": the opportunity to bring networks of solidarity created by organizations like DSA to direct aid of afflicted communities in the wake of these (increasingly frequent) climate disasters. We also discuss failures of state relief organizations, the presence of right-wing vigilante groups after the storm, and free pizza as praxis. Tallahassee DSA Disaster Relief Fund: Support and donate to Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: Cosby Hayes is an artist, activist and co-chair of the Tallahassee DSA and co-host of the podcast Tropical Depression with Ryan Ray and Daniel Moran. Pearson Bolte is the co-host of Coffee with Comrades: Ryan Ray is an electoral organizer with Tallahassee DSA.

Natalie Wynn a.k.a. ContraPoints stops by the Trap to discuss deprogramming incels, Swedish Muscle Nazis, small king Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson's messiah complex, and of course, the Immutable Law of Bone. please check out all the great ContraPoints videos:

U.S. Pacific territories: What are they? Why do we have them? And why is the U.S. Navy trying to drop bombs on a tiny, inhabited, volcanic island? Producer Chris discusses territorial activism on the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and resisting the Navy running amok there, with journalist Sophia Perez. Go Fund Me for Super Typhoon Yutu Relief: More info about the Navy's plans to increase militarization in the Pacific (and where to donate to the resistance): Sophia's podcast, The Alternative Zero Project: or wherever you get your podcasts

Matt, Will & Chris sum up the aftermath of the midterm elections, defend Western civilization from those who would destroy it, and check in on insufferable public intellectual Bernard Henri Levy's one twat show.

A SPECIAL PRE-ELECTION DAY BONUS EP!!!! In case you live in Wisconsin and needed any further motivation to vote Scott Walker out of office, here is our honey-baked roast of Scott Walker and his unbearable book "Unintimidated", live from the Barrymore Theater in Madison, Wisconsin on 10/16/18.

It's Midterms, baby! Gotta love da Midterms. We start off today's show getting our Wohls filled by Will Sommer with the story of Trump-worshipping wunderkind Jacob Wohl's sad attempt to frame Robert Mueller. Then Virgil takes the wheel and guides us through America's hotly contested midterm landscape. Will Democrats eke out enough power to put a check on America's Three Stooges-led slide into fascism? Will Republicans solidify their stranglehold on power? Will we be excoriated by online communists for engaging in bourgeois electoralism? Come wonk off with us and find out! Keep an eye on our Twitter feed or the subreddit for updates on where you can watch our election night live feed, starting 8pm tuesday night.

We do our best to unpack the last week's numerous tragic instances of creeping fash. It may be a hellworld, but at least we've Celebrity Death Match! Watch the walnut head cracking videos referenced here: and here

Amber talks to author and editor Ben Fogel about Brazil's current political crisis, its contemporary political history, and how the left should approach "anti-corruption". Against Anti-Corruption: Brazil's Never-Ending Crisis: Aufhebunga Bunga Podcast: one caravans for free We talk caravans, Khashoggi, and Ben Sasse. (Editor's Note: I really didn't want to make Ben Sasse's stupid face the episode image, so here's a spooky image instead)

In the first part of this double shot of recent Midwest live shows, we're joined by Street Fight's Brett and Bryan at The Columbus Athenaeum for a dive into Charlie Kirk's extremely shitty new book "Campus Battlefield: How Conservatives Can WIN the Battle on Campus and Why It Matters" Then, from Chicago's House of Blues we introduce an unforgettable new character into the Chapo pantheon of Op-ed shitheads. Tickets still available for Madison and Minneapolis!!!!

Recorded in our spiritual 2nd home of Columbus, Ohio, we're joined by Street Fight Radio's Brett and Bryan to discuss being good boys online, an unjustly incarcerated hero of the NYC public transit system and Blue Lives Magic. In the second act, we bring you a truly remarkable & horrifying reading series from friend of the show Rod Dreher recorded live at Mr. Small's in Pittsburgh, PA. Please support Darius McCollum: And come to our remaining midwest shows:

We're joined by showrunner Alena Smith to make wild, baseless assertions about Gen X and their place in American society and culture. We then turn to the New York Times' Frank Bruni to digest a delectable morsel of news: the possible 2020 democratic candidacy of elfin billionaire Mike Bloomberg. Tickets on sale for our midwest tour, starting just next week: 2nd SHOW ADDED for Minneapolis:

Matt, Virgil, and Will break down all the latest in the Kavanaugh saga including Ed Whelan and his DOA"doppleganger theory" but sadly all before we knew he was a virgin in HS. We then talk Beto vs Ted and issue a call to arms to the movie theaters, eateries and treat dispensaries of New York City. COME SEE US IN THE MIDWEST

Amber interviews Bhaskar Sunkara on the centrality of trade unions in socialism, and the role of organized labor in the fight against sexism and racism.

Live from The Bell House in Brooklyn we shovel dirt on Brett Kavanaugh and his many defenders and then from The Met in Pawtucket, RI we discuss the life and times of Providence native son, H.P. Lovecraft, aka the Poster Out of Time MIDWEST WE'RE COMING FOR YOU

In Part One of our 'Best of the Tour' compilation, in Boston we revisit the Caleb Jacoby saga and do a brief retrospective on the recent writings of his dad and world-class asshole Jeff. In Hamden, CT we count down the most evil shitheads ever produced by hell mouth Yale University Come see us in the Midwest next month!!

Here's a nice, relaxed episode of your favorite podcasters just hanging out and having a nice time. Felix and Will show up later to join the show. We're in between legs of the tour and saving our best material for the stage so, for anyone who has wondered, this is what it's like in the car between shows. It's Chapo Town. Tickets Still Available for the Tour, Come See Us:

Virgil interviews Cynthia Nixon!

Well folks, we worked on Labor Day to own the Libs: We discuss the McCain funeral and how you really got to hand it to these #resistance folks for how hard they're working to prove Trump right about the swamp. Then, we check in with Donna Brazile to learn how she and the X-Men are similar. Tickets still available for NE Tour!

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Producer Chris is back talking to more activists, this time with Crystal, head of the Stonybrook Tenant Association, and Grant, from the Palm Beach County Tenants Union, about their fight against managerial neglect and dangerous living conditions in the Stonybrook Apartments in Palm Beach County Florida. Stonybrook gofundme (for emergency relief and legal action resources): Palm Beach Tenants Union paypal (supports the union and helps provide material aid –groceries, organizing materials, etc– to Stonybrook tenants): A list of Millennia's low-income properties nationwide: Most recent local news story covering the events:

AKA - No Sons Seeing my Shirtless Men President Trump is mad at windmills and has seen "that movie." Two muscular brothers defend a buff and nude Mueller. Media's most preeminent treat boy attempts to secure his legacy. Even Baseball Crank is back. Today's episode is a grab bag overflowing with riches. The book is finally out and in stores now! Buy tickets for our Northeast Tour NOW! (Chapo & The Wolf cold-open by Brendan James)

Amber, Will and Chris talk to A. Savage, vocalist and guitarist for the rock and roll band Parquet Courts. Pick up their new album, Wide Awake!, here:

Amber interviews author Aaron J. Leonard to discuss his book "A Threat of the First Magnitude: Counterintelligence & Infiltration From the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union — 1962-1974" You can find A Threat of the First Magnitude here:

After Matt reports on some meatspace QAnon art and we all agree we could go for a Wendell's Hammed Burger, we have a rare triple header reading series for you this week. We touch on Trump's Space Force, whether socialism will provide an adequate supply of prayer rugs and vegan milk, and if Israel is an Alpha Operator or a Beta App Developer. GET CHAPO TEAM FYM TO 1,000 subscribers: Links to purchase Chapo Audio Book: Audible: Google Play: Tour Dates and Tickets:

​Papa Menaker is away moving this weekend, so three of his chocolate-smeared children are allowed to get their grubby little mitts all over the pod. Matt, Felix and Amber congratulate Apple for becoming the first trillion dollar company, Paul Manafort for his impeccable fashion sense, and Obama for turning 57 this week. To celebrate Obama's birthday we read from "Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery" and try not to succumb to the deep depression it induces.

America's got Bigfoot fever, and so do we! After spending some time discussing white rappers, gaming, and hunting sexy Bigfoot, we discuss Meghan McCain's recent tirade against socialism, and further explore her thoughts on Faith, Wealth, Privilege and why she should NOT feel bad about having all three in a reading from her 2012 book (with Michael Ian Black), "America, You Sexy Bitch!". Buy Tickets for Julia Salazar Comedy Fundraiser Here:

​Look on my Fest, ye Mighty, and despair....Will and Matt report on Fear and Loathing at Ozyfest. To get your free e-book copy of "Chapo Trap House Presents TALES FROM THE DARK LOOKING GLASS" email a copy of your receipt for "The Chapo Guide to Revolution" to Also check out @jamie_elizabeth on The Majority Report and @the_antifada podcast

Will and Virgil talk to writer, podcaster and sex workers' rights advocate Conner Habib and Tai, a self-described "whore of all trades". They discuss sex workers' labor issues, the atrocious SESTA/FOSTA bill, various models of sex work decriminalization, and why you can no longer use phrases like "lusty hands" on certain web forums. Sex Workers Outreach Project SWOP Behind Bars Lysistrata Follow Conner here: @connerhabib Find his podcast here:

In a special unlocked episode that we was too good to keep to ourselves, we thoroughly annihilate Dan Pfieffer's new book "Yes We Still Can" along with the entire universe of ex-Obama admin comm guys who also have a podcast you may have heard of. Please use this episode to start a conversation with any friend or relative who is skeptical about buying OUR book. Buy the book

Genius humanitarian and humble dreamer Elon Musk* calls in to talk about rescuing all those kids trapped in a cave and what else he plans to do to humanity. Then we're joined by Ashley Feinberg to talk about the Trump family standing techniques and Don Jr's life as a divorced guy on Instagram. Then we dive into the spate of Op-Eds on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and what a great guy, dad he is. *James Adomian

Producer Chris steps out from behind the 1s and 2s and talks to Jordan, an activist with Portland's Occupy ICE movement, about their goals, strategies, and how the occupation is functioning on a day-to-day basis. Occupy ICE Portland on twitter: small followup: DHS attempted to raid the camp again on Monday:

On July 3rd, Virgil interviewed candidate for New York State Senate Julia Salazar in front of a sold out crowd at Brooklyn's Starr Bar. They discuss housing and justice reform, and how her potential Democratic Socialist caucus of one might begin transforming New York State government. more on her campaign here:​ Donate to Julia’s campaign: Donate to Chapo’s campaign:

Matt, Will and Felix take a belated 4th of July look at why, in Axios' opinion, we should be proud to be Americans. We then examine Alan Dershowitz' floundering social life and discuss why he ACTUALLY should be ostracized from society. Finally, we turn from America's old decadent and depraved ruling class to its up and coming ruling class, who are decadent and depraved in confounding new ways. #LiberateStonybrook C'mon Buy the Book: Donate to Salazar for Senate

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Pulling at a thread from last week's episode, we look at a round up of panicked and outraged takes on how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory will spell doom for socialism, doom for democrats and/or an all out race war, depending on which crank you ask. Buy Tickets for Virgil's Event Here:

Virgil and Matt sit down with longtime Simpsons writer Mike Reiss to discuss his new book "Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets and Outright Lies From a Lifetime of Writing For The Simpsons". Also the co-creator of The Critic and creator of Queer Duck, Mike has written for the Simpsons off and on since its creation, and with him we talk about our favorite family, Thomas Edison's cinema-busting goon squad, the traitor Leon Trotsky's whereabouts, and Star Trek cast members' thoughts on trains. Be nice to Mike on Twitter: Buy Mike's Book: Hell, buy our book too:​

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We talk to some friends of ours about the extraordinary film 'Gotti', but above all we must be loyle to our capos.

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Felix gamed so dang hard on the new Chapo Twitch Stream he overslept our crack-of-3 p.m. call time, so a skeleton crew of Will and Matt are joined by Chapo associate and fan favorite Libby Watson to discuss the delightful topics of America's child concentration camps, a D.C. ballot measure to get tipped workers actually paid a living wage, and yet another attempt to understand the country club-dwelling, restaurant-owning Trump-supporting common folk of our heartland, but all after we receive a special call-in from former governor Jesse Ventura* to talk about the lighter side of the news and the recent raccoon antics in the Minneapolis/St Paul region. *James Adomian Donate to the RAICES Family Reunification and Bond Fund: FREE our Families: Buy tickets for Felix's Show July 1st at The Hideout in Chicago

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David Roth returns so we can discuss a very special horse & our Big Wet Leader's ongoing feud with the NFL. This leads into a discussion of the particular national psychosis induced by American Protestantism, and how the Puritans formed the country's first home owner's association. We then read some selections from former President Bill Clinton's very not-about-him spy thriller, and an extremely normal idea to fix New York's trains. Read David's article here:

It's sports night here on Chapo! We're go deep into the Red Zone with local radio call-in favorite, PFT Commenter. We go around the horn and take a tour through the wide world of sports takes: Is Lebron overrated? Should we play the National Anthem before movies? Should you kneel? Did Robert Redford make the right move by leaving Kristen Scott Thomas at the end of 'The Horse Whisperer'? We analyze the athletes who clash on the gridiron and the heroes who cover them in the sports media.

Due to overwhelming popular demand, we've unlocked this recent episode... Felix talks with @intifadarling, a Palestinian-American activist based in Ramallah. They discuss the context of the May 14 massacre of Palestinian protesters in Gaza, the political situation between Israel, America and Palestine, and the future of the Palestinian people.

​Will and Virgil peel back the curtain to give an intimate backstage look at their recent media hit with Jesse "The Body" Ventura on RT.* They're then joined by political scientist David Faris to discuss his book "It's Time To Fight Dirty". Faris out lines all the ways a slim democratic majority could and should shortcut norms and the constitution to build enduring power, while Will and Virgil supply all the reasons they'll probably be too chicken to actually do so. Finally, a reading from the good book. *Note: Our segment seems to have been cut before airing lol we still love you Jesse! Buy the book:

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Matt is joined by the Revolutions Podcast's Mike Duncan to discuss 1848, Louis-Napoleon and his modern-day equivalent, what we can learn from history, and the future of revolutions. Mike's Podcast: Mike's Book:

It's been a miserable and grim week in terms of the news so we brought Chapo fam and extended universe associate Brendan James back and after a long shaggy dog story about Virgil and Matt going to a video game expo at NYU (seriously the real show starts at 0:12:45), we wade into the badness and discuss the massacres carried out by the IDF in Gaza, and the ever-increasing complicity of America's media and elected officials in accelerating it. We then turn to America's own borders and discuss the conflation of immigration and terror street gang MS-13. Finally we present a classic reading series from a dear old friend and debut a brand new form of reading series: our own book. Buy our book. Buy our book, we say? Yes, friends, buy our book. Pre-order the book here:

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We take a moment to salute the life and achievements of Sen. John McCain, and then are joined by comedian Jake Flores (@feraljokes) to hear all about his run-in with the Department of Homeland Security. For Jake's Tour Dates check his twitter account @Feraljokes Read Katherine Krueger's interview with Jake here: Support International Whore's Day and fight SESTA/FOSTA: Donate to Rakem Balogun: Listen and Subscribe to Pod Damn America:

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