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: gigst.rs/CTH
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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! gigst.rs/CTH
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: http://gigst.rs/CTH
Amber's WeWork piece in Jacobin: https://jacobinmag.com/2019/11/wework-adam-neumann-con-artist-grifter-entrepreneur
WeWork umbrella thread: https://twitter.com/neerajka/status/1173997679363407872
[editor's note: sorry about the slight audio issues in this episode and the last. working to fix our recorder asap, bear with us.]
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.
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.
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 Deadspin.com, and what it tells us about American private equity. We also speculate what sporting events Donald Trump might & might not get boo'd at.
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: https://www.gofundme.com/f/bread-for-ed
A piece Kenzo wrote on the context of the current strike: https://truthout.org/articles/teacher-strike-confronts-chicagos-long-history-of-racial-injustice/
A history of CORE and Karen Lewis: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/04/cores-coming-out-party
A thread on one of Lori's ghouls, if you're ready for some game theory https://twitter.com/KenzoShibata/status/1187455086093467648
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:https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/10/future-liberals-want-matt-karp-populism-class-voting-democrats
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: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/On-Fire/Naomi-Klein/9781982129910
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 https://www.powerhousearena.com/events/book-launch-the-chapo-guide-to-revolution-by-chapo-trap-house/
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.
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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-goth-socialist-variety-hour-with-the-antifada-and-pod-damn-america-tickets-72206061273
The paperback edition of the Chapo Guide to the Revolution: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781501187292