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: www.chapotraphouse.com/tour
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
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): https://t.co/Pl9JFmBhey?amp=1
Preorder Good Vibes at the Iowa State Fair: http://iowagoodvibes.com
Tickets for live shows in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada: http://chapotraphouse.com/tour
Register for an absentee Iowa caucus: https://action.iowademocrats.org/page/s/online-Satellite-Caucus-Pre-Registration
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: events.BernieSanders.com
- Download BERN and add everyone you know and ask them to support Bernie: BernieSanders.app.link
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: BernieSanders.com/BernieJourney
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. BernieSanders.com/call
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. BernieSanders.com/text
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: events.BernieSanders.com
- And make sure you download BERN to organize your friends and family members for Bernie: BernieSanders.app.link
All volunteer options are also listed here: BernieSanders.com/volunteer
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: https://fx.substack.com/
Felix shouts out a twitter account in this ep, this is that twitterer: https://twitter.com/Seamus_Malek
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 http://chapotraphouse.com/tour/
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): http://chapotraphouse.com/tour/
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: gigst.rs/CTH
volunteer for jez (he’d do it for you) https://www.mycampaignmap.com
Listen to Don "Bad News" Huges podcast: http://youcantwin.info/
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.