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 Oct 18, 2022

 May 14, 2022

 Jan 18, 2022
they used to be funny, but they got worse and worse about covid and now you never know when you're gonna have to hear a long rant about how covid isn't a big deal and people shouldn't wear masks, etc etc.. it's stupid, yes, but it's also not even funny. Really went down the tubes in a weird way.

 Mar 1, 2021

 Feb 23, 2021
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738 - They Smile In Your Face feat. Corey Robin (6/5/23)
Today we’re joined by Professor Corey Robin, author of "The Reactionary Mind" and "The Enigma of Clarence Thomas," for a conversation all about one of the most powerful reactionaries in the world: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. We discuss the origins and contours of his conservative ideology, and how they reflect the development of race, class, law, power, conservatism and liberalism over his lifetime. You can pick up "The Enigma of Clarence Thomas" here:
Jun 06, 2023
Movie Mindset 06 Teaser - Clint Eastwood's Sudden Impact
Will, Hesse and John Semley review Clint Eastwood’s 1983 Dirty Harry film Sudden Impact. Go ahead, make my day. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
May 31, 2023
736 - Work Will Set Your TV (5/30/23)
We take a look at Barack Obama’s new Netflix series “Working: What We Do All Day,” in which the former president examines the various trials, indignities and inequities of American work life and avoids asking: did I do that?
May 31, 2023
735 Teaser - Failure to Launch
We cover Ron DeSantis’ disastrous Twitter campaign launch. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
May 26, 2023
Movie Mindset 05 Teaser - Talkin' Altman
Will, Hesse and E1's Andrew Hudson discuss Robert Altman's 1971 revisionist Western classic “McCabe & Mrs. Miller.” Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
May 24, 2023
734 - I Feel Like White Gladis (5/23/23)
Debt ceiling showdown, losers of the Republican primaries, Pete Buttigieg’s Mind Cathedral, yes, yes, but we must focus on what’s really important: The Orcas are now in open revolt, and we need to strategize support for our cetacean brothers and sisters. LAST DAY to buy this round of merch from us, get it while it’s available:
May 23, 2023
Movie Midset 04 Teaser - Invasion of The Body Snatchers
Will, Hesse and Dan Boeckner review 1956’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
May 17, 2023
732 - Marinating Melvin (5/15/23)
It’s Ted Lasso, folks! Yes, after many years of consternation around this show in the Discourse, many requests for review (and Will watching a bunch of that Good Doctor show and reporting back it was actually pretty ok), we decided to take a look at this footballing Yank and his relentless positivity. So, here’s our review of Ted Lasso and what it’s psychotic cheeriness says about TV and America.
May 16, 2023
731 Teaser - HE GOT OLDER
We discuss Biden’s age as a factor in the 2024 election. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
May 12, 2023
BONUS: What’s at Stake in the WGA Writers’ Strike
Blake Masters (NOT THAT ONE, Blake is the creator of Showtime’s Brotherhood, and writer for Rubicon, Law & Order: LA, and Falling Water among many other shows) joins us to discuss the ongoing WGA writers’ strike. Will and Blake touch on the transforming landscape of Television, fair compensation in the age of streaming, standing creative professionals’ ground against AI, and how entertainment unions fit into the larger world of American organized labor. And also, how all TV writing eventually leads back to Columbo.
May 11, 2023
Movie Mindset 03 Teaser - Double Indemnity
Enjoy the first 6 minutes of Will and Hesse's review of Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity (1944). Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
May 10, 2023
730 - The Man Who Would Be King (5/8/23)
We cover some breaking 17th century news and look at the race car driving heir to the House of Habsburg, as well as the coronation of King Charles III, for a little modern-day Hell on Earth. Then, keeping with the theme of gratuitous puff-pieces in the Times, we look at “Liz” Holmes attempt to rebrand herself as a gee-shucks everyday mom and family woman ahead of her sentencing for medical fraud. Finally, we catch up on the ever-mounting corruption in the Supreme Court, and what our elected officials will fail to do about it. The piece about heart transplants Felix mentions in this: New merch, including Hell on Earth designs and re-stocked Zapata Oil hats, available for order through May 24th here:
May 09, 2023
729 Teaser - Subway Killing Reactions
We discuss responses to the killing of Jordan Neely on the NYC subway, including the complete absence of any realistic state responsibility to address the intersecting and accelerating crises involved. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes.
May 05, 2023
Movie Mindset 02 Teaser - Angel Heart
Enjoy the first 10 minutes of Movie Mindset episode 2. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
May 03, 2023
728 - Mighty Men (5/1/23)
We plan out what builds we’re going with using items from King Charles’ upcoming coronation. Then, we compare and contrast visions of masculinity within the Republican party using the models presented by Donald Trump and Josh Hawley, and start forecasting what the Trump v. Biden match-up might look like. Plus, we’ve got new Epstein revelations, and an update on a classic bit of William F. Buckley lore. New merch now available here: Hell on Earth: The Original Podcast Soundtrack now available here:
May 02, 2023
727 Teaser - Guantanamo Ron
727 Teaser - Guantanamo Ron We look at Ron DeSantis’ freakout when asked about his history administering Guantanamo Bay’s torture program. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
May 01, 2023
Movie Mindset 01 - Tony Vision
Welcome to Movie Mindset! In this inaugural episode, Will and Hesse guide you through two of the collaborations between director Tony Scott and star Denzel Washington, Man on Fire (2004) & Deja Vu (2006). Join us as the ultimate auteur of the action-thriller meets the ultimate American leading man in these two propulsive explorations of justice, time, duty, depression, vengeance, destiny and sick-ass explosions. This first episode of Movie Mindset is available for free anywhere you get podcasts. Subsequent episodes will be released exclusively for Chapo Trap House subscribers on Patreon at
Apr 27, 2023
726 - Cruising feat. Lauren Oyler (4/24/23)
We’re joined by author Lauren Oyler to discuss her new Harper’s article about her experience going on a cruise centered around Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP brand. We discuss performative crying, serial killer branded work-outs, vagina-themed everything, and selling self-actualization. Then, we catch up on an eventful few days in the media, with Musk’s Twitter checkpocalypse, and Tucker & Don Lemon getting the axe at Fox & CNN respectively.
Apr 25, 2023
725 Teaser - Soda Court
We talk to beverage journalist Dave Infante about Bang! Energy’s wacky CEO Jack Owoc, and the rise of sodas intended to purify your mind on the market. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Apr 21, 2023
724 - Pipe Lines....Blow Awaaaaay feat. How to Blow Up A Pipeline (4/17/23)
We’re joined by the creative team behind the new film How To Blow Up A Pipeline (director Daniel Goldhaber, co-writer/producer/star Ariela Barer, co-writer/producer Jordan Sjol & producer/editor Dan Garber) to discuss their work on the movie. Will talks to the crew about adapting the non-fiction book to narrative film, developing characters’ sense of political motivation, the value and nature of propaganda, and of course, bombs. Then, Felix and Matt join back up to look at Biden’s recent trip to Ireland, and read from Spiked magazine’s lament of the President’s “woke conquest of Ireland”. There may be tickets left for the late show of our screening of John Carpenter’s “In The Mouth of Madness” at the Roxy Cinema on April 27th, come thru. Will and Hesse will be speaking at both screenings:
Apr 18, 2023
723 Teaser - Discord Uncle Gap
On our nation’s vulnerable teens receiving questionable Uncle-guidance (and military intelligence) through Discord leaks. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Apr 14, 2023
722 - Night At The Museum 2: Battle for Camp Gettintop (4/10/23)
New details about Clarence Thomas’ billionaire benefactor Harlan Crow keep coming to light, forcing us to contemplate new questions like: What do Lenin, Mao and Hagrid’s Hut have in common? And, do Hitler’s napkins force us to confront the evil in the hearts of men? We contemplate this plus: DeSantis flails, Kanye’s school has no stairs, and the Dalai Lama sucks tongue. All this and more on today’s ep. Should be a few tickets left for the late show of our screening of John Carpenter’s “In The Mouth of Madness” at the Roxy Cinema on April 27th, come thru. Will and Hesse will be speaking at both screenings:
Apr 11, 2023
721 Teaser - Catholic Cemetery Magazine
We dig into one of the key sources for the Clarence Thomas corruption story. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Apr 07, 2023
720 - The Demon Way in Hell feat. @ettingermentum (4/4/23)
We’re joined by wonk whiz-kid @ettingermentum to discuss some of his recent elections analysis. We take a look at how today’s arraignment might affect Trump’s 2024 outlook, the electoral history of transphobia for the GOP, and analyze the art of losing from some recent Democratic stars. Follow @ettingermentum on Twitter And subscribe to his very good Substack here: And keep an eye out for his livestreams at: NYC! We are doing a special Movie Mindset mini-series launch party & screening of a 35 mm print of John Carpenter’s “In The Mouth of Madness” on Thursday, April 27th at the Roxy Cinema, followed by a special talk back pod recording with Will & Hesse. Tickets here: And submit any questions for a Hell on Earth wrap up stream and/or ep over at
Apr 04, 2023
719 Teaser - Trump Indicted
Part of our live reactions to the breaking news of Donald Trump’s indictment. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Mar 31, 2023
718 - The View feat. Norman Finkelstein (3/28/23)
We’re joined by author and scholar Norman Finkelstein to discuss his new book “I’ll Burn That Bridge When I Get To It,” as well as a candid discussion of the political situation in Israel, the modern left, Obama’s legacy, and our old friend Alan Dershowitz. Find “I’ll Burn That Bridge When I Get To It” here:
Mar 28, 2023
717 Teaser - Medicaid Estate Seizure
Libby Watson explains how many states are able to seize the estates of Medicaid users after their deaths. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Mar 27, 2023
716 - The Trump-Steak Redemption feat. Ike Barinholtz (3/20/23)
We’re joined by Celebrity Jeopardy! champion Ike Barinholtz to discuss Donald Trump’s potentially imminent arrest, the dismal state of the metaverse, the anti-vaxer quest for clean seed, and Ike’s new series with da god Mel Brooks, History of the World, Part II. Check out, History of the World, Part II, streaming now on Hulu:
Mar 21, 2023
Bonus: L.A. Teachers’ Strike
Will talks to Betsy and Gloria, two LA public school teachers, ahead of the three-day teachers’ strike planned to begin this Tuesday. They discuss their demands, the conditions in the schools, engaging the local community, and challenges from the LA school district superintendent. Support the UTLA & SEIU 99 through the links here:<sid=c4187339-a6f3-459a-9e58-874764f6c580
Mar 20, 2023
UNLOCKED 713 - NO MORE BULLSHIT! (Economy Edition) feat. Richard Wolff (3/9/23)
Professor Richard Wolff returns to the show for an economic update on inflation, employment, student debt, China, and the U.S.’s future role in the world. For more from Prof Wolff, subscribe to Democracy at Work on YouTube: And find all the info on Economic Update here:
Mar 17, 2023
715 Teaser - Porno Military Contractors
We discuss Russian Private Military Contractors the Wagner Group recent attempts to recruit via ads on PornHub. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Mar 17, 2023
Hell On Earth - Episode 10 Teaser
As the institutions of the Commonwealth fail to cohere, politics descend into conspiracy theory and culture war. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Mar 15, 2023
714 - McNally Jackin’ (3/13/23)
We’ve got the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, saber rattling over a war against Mexican cartels, plus we meet a delightful new character out of the great state of Tennessee, wish a bittersweet farewell to an old friend, and FINALLY take those damn smoke detectors down a peg or two. All that and a side of meat salad in today’s ep.
Mar 14, 2023
713 Teaser - It’s So Over
Prof. Richard Wolff uses a historical analogy to analyze America’s future role in the world. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Mar 10, 2023
Will and Hesse (@ZeroSuitCamus, @SSDERANGEMENTSS) review the films of 2022 in this special Academy Awards preview. This is also “episode 0” of our next mini-series, MOVIE MINDSET, in which Will and Hesse will give you the keys to unlock true movie consciousness. Series coming late April, details inside.
Mar 09, 2023
Hell on Earth - Episode 9 Teaser
The 17th century lyin’ fake news media helps seal King Charles I’s fate. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Mar 08, 2023
712 - Everything Mystical feat. Brandon Wardell & Jamel Johnson (3/6/23)
Beloved returning guest Brandon Wardell and soon-to-be-fan-favorite Jamel Johnson stop by to take a look at Mexican Elves, discuss if our penises are shriveling OR growing too much & celebrate Women’s History Month by praising the men who support them. And after that lineup, we address the real question of the week: Should women date podcasters? Brandon and Jamel have a new show, the Brandon Jamel Show. It’s out now wherever you get podcasts, links below: Pod: Patreon: Insta: Links to Brandon’s live shows here:
Mar 07, 2023
711 Teaser - Raze the Colleges
Matt proposes an elegant solution for solving the elite university culture issue. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Mar 03, 2023
Hell on Earth - Episode 8 Teaser
One final offensive reveals what the war had really been about. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Mar 01, 2023
710 - I Believe Mole Children Are Our Future feat. Will Sommer (2/27/23)
We’re joined by friend of the show Will Sommer to discuss his new book “Trust the Plan: The Rise of QAnon and the Conspiracy That Unhinged America”. We discuss the full shape of the conspiracy/movement now 5 years into its run, its effect on those who follow it, and where it might go from here. As well as all the bizarre cultural references, micro-celebrities & criminals that fill out the movement. Pick up Will’s book here: And listen to Will’s podcast Fever Dreams here:
Feb 28, 2023
Hell on Earth - Episode 7 Teaser
Hell comes to Germany. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Feb 22, 2023
708 - Sydney 9000 (2/20/23)
We give a slightly premature send-of to President Carter. Then, Nikki Haley enters the GOP primaries, WaPo ranks democratic primary possibilities, and MTG reveals she’s maybe the only congresswoman losing money on the job. Finally, we take a look at two journalists who are terrified at the possibility of being seduced & destroyed by Microsoft’s terrifying Bing AI.
Feb 21, 2023
707 Teaser - Future Sex
We’re joined by comics artists Ben Clarkson and Matt Bors to unpack the infamous virtual sex scene from DEMOLITION MAN. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Feb 17, 2023
BONUS: Ohio Toxic Train Disaster feat. David Sirota
Will talks to David Sirota of The Lever about the disastrous train derailment and toxic event in East Palestine, Ohio. They discuss national train policy, corporate responsibility, erosion of railway labor and safety protections, and of course, Pete Buttigieg’s Transportation department. Follow David's work at The Lever:
Feb 15, 2023
Hell on Earth - Episode 6 Teaser
Gustavus Adolphus' shocking victory at Breitenfeld gives the Protestant alliance its first W in twelve years of war. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Feb 15, 2023
706 - Arrival (2/13/23)
We discuss the increasingly bizarre obsession around “objects” being shot down in the sky, as well as the insane circumstance around the toxic event in Ohio (and we will have more on that later this week). Then, our annual review of the Super Bowl broadcast & advertising spectacle. Finally, we answer your Valentine’s day call-in questions! And, a note from Felix: Hey, this is Felix and I just wanted to get more eyes on my sister Lucy's incredible writing. she most recently put out this essay on the ephemeral and sad nature of devices in our lives that elucidates concepts that I have been struggling to articulate on the show. Please subscribe! thank you
Feb 14, 2023
705 Teaser - Toxic Cloud & Tom Clancy
We discuss the ongoing toxic event in Ohio, and how people take their international threat cues from Tom Clancy Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Feb 10, 2023
Hell on Earth - Episode 5 Teaser
A miracle at Wimpfen further sets back the Protestant cause, forcing them to look abroad for new members of their coalition. Subscribe today for the full episode and the rest of the series at
Feb 08, 2023
704 - Time for Some Game Theory feat. Bomani Jones (2/6/23)
We’re joined by Bomani Jones, host of Game Theory on HBO, to discuss pro-sports and labor, including NFL player health in the wake of Damar Hamlin’s recent hospitalization, and NBA player bargaining power. We also briefly touch on the rapid rise of sports gambling and of course, who we’ve got for this Sunday’s Big Game. Then, the boys are all together in LA this week and catch up on the Chinese Balloon, Kamala Harris, the Grammys, our favorite unfinished TV commercial storylines, the Book of Job, and more. Follow Bomani at @Bomani_Jones and watch Game Theory with Bomani Jones Friday's at 11pm on HBO and HBO Max.
Feb 07, 2023
703 Teaser - Might As Well Ban the Crank Yankers
We discuss Ron DeSantis’ war on books and its potential national popularity. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Feb 03, 2023
Hell on Earth - Episode 4 Teaser
The Defenestration of Prague sets the stage for protestant confrontation of the Habsburgs, but what prince would be foolhardy enough to take their crown? Subscribe today for the full episode and the rest of the series at
Feb 01, 2023
702 - Don’t Worry Be Happy (1/30/23)
A grab-bag of topics today: A novel idea for fixing policing from the Slow Boring blog; Eric Adams has a rat problem; Priest goes to hell; TikTok ban on the horizon; Prince Andrew in the tub; Andrew Tate’s jail posts.
Jan 31, 2023
701 Teaser - SVU Mindset
Will and Felix are joined by Kath Krueger to look into the insanity and enduring appeal of Law and Order: SVU. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Jan 27, 2023
Hell on Earth - Episode 3 Teaser
Spasms of confessional violence rock Europe, setting the stage for the greater conflict to come. Subscribe today for the full episode and the rest of the series at
Jan 25, 2023
700 - Shine On You Crazy… (1/23/23)
We get a taste of the old Trump magic through his beautiful eulogy for one of his most loyal supporters, the wonderful Diamond. Then, we check in with America’s police forces through a(nother) unhinged new Sheriffs movement, and a cop who claims to to be able to discern 911 callers’ guilt through the tone of their voices. Finally, it’s time for a little Game of Thrones theory.
Jan 24, 2023
699 Teaser - TikTok Thoughts
We discuss the good and cool new beliefs generated by TikTok. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Jan 20, 2023
Hell on Earth - Episode 2 Teaser
Violent dynastic rivalries start knitting together financial and state apparatuses through a series of brutal wars in Italy. Subscribe today for the full episode and the rest of the series at
Jan 18, 2023
UNLOCKED: 697 - The Lion’s Den feat. Mohammad Alsaafin (1/12/23)
We’re joined by AJ+ journalist Mohammad Alsaafin to discuss the newly formed Israeli government, the state of Palestinian resistance, and of course, Mideast politics vis-à-vis the recent World Cup. Follow Mohammad on Twitter at @malsaafin
Jan 17, 2023
698 - Lego-Masters Break Out feat. Bryan Quinby (1/17/23)
We’re joined by our pod-father Bryan Quinby to discuss the topic that brought us all together in the first place: Butt TV. Subscribe to the new home of all your Quinby Content:
Jan 17, 2023
697 Teaser - Palestinian Resistance
We’re joined by journalist Mohammad Alsaafin to discuss the state of Palestinian resistance to the newly formed Israeli government. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Jan 13, 2023
Hell on Earth - Episode 1: GOD
A man, a hammer, a nail, a door, history. Martin Luther sets off the protestant reformation and lays the groundwork for a century of violence in Europe. This first episode of Hell on Earth: The Thirty Years War and the Violent Birth Capitalism is available for free. Subsequent episodes will be released exclusively for Chapo Trap House subscribers on Patreon at Interactive atlas, bibliography and credits for the series can be found at:
Jan 11, 2023
696 - Meet the Schlapps feat. Seeking Derangements (1/9/23)
We’re joined by Ben and Hesse of Seeking Derangements to look at the bungled coup in Brazil, Matt Schlapp’s sexual harassment accusations and prince Harry’s explosive new book about getting frostbite on his dick. Finally, we read a New York Post story about parents whose kids hate them so much they have to hire deprogrammers. LINKS+PLUGS: Seeking Derangements patreon: Hell on Earth launch party, Littlefield, NYC 1/20/23: And Introducing DJ night, Elsewhere, NYC 1/18/23: Talking Simpsons @ SF Sketchfest feat. Matt, 1/25/23:
Jan 10, 2023
695 Teaser - Meet the Speakers
We discuss possible GOP candidates for Speaker of the House in the deadlocked 118th US Congress. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Jan 06, 2023
694 - Tulkun King (1/2/23)
It’s finally time to return to Pandora: we review Avatar: The Way of Water. James Cameron expands and improves on his otherworldly saga of colonization and resistance in about every conceivable way, including revolutionary whale violence, CRAB MECHS, and competing visions of eternal life, one blessed & one damned. Saddle up your Skimwing and join us once again in this consciousness-raising blockbuster fantasy world of blue guys. Tickets for the Hell on Earth launch show/party @ Littlefield in NYC 1/20/23 here:
Jan 03, 2023
693 Teaser - Stav Meets Rod
From our best-of compilation of our recent fall tour, we introduce Stav to the world of Rod Dreher live at the NYC show. Subscribe today for access to the full episode and all premium episodes!
Dec 30, 2022
692 - Lindy King (12/26/22)
In a sequel of sorts to one of our most beloved movie & holiday episodes, we enter a fantastic & amazingly realized world that could only spring from the singular genius of one of cinema’s great auteurs.
Dec 27, 2022
691 Teaser - George Santos, Scofflaw
We meet GOP representative-elect George Santos and his various lies, frauds, deceits and impersonations. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Dec 23, 2022
690 - Recovery Side Quest feat. TrueAnon (12/19/22)
Our good friends Liz and Brace of TrueAnon stop by to help us send off The Year of the Smile. We discuss their mini-series on Synanon, a substance rehabilitation program turned violent cult, and how it relates to all sorts of American phenomenon: from 1950’s acid tests to the modern Troubled Teen Industry. We also discuss the state of our collapsing tech/media infrastructure, the Epstein case, and why the government should begin issuing quests to citizens. Check out TrueAnon’s excellent miniseries The Game starting here:, and the rest on Patreon: Tickets for the Hell on Earth launch show/party @ Littlefield in NYC 1/20/23 here:
Dec 20, 2022
689 Teaser - NFTrump
The gang looks at Trump’s new line of NFT trading cards. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Dec 16, 2022
688 - Black Site Safe Space (12/12/22)
We review the year in Podcasts, according to the New York Times. Then, Sinema flips, the Young Republicans present the Allen Dulles award, and the CIA has a mental wellness problem. Finally, some movie mindset recommendations for your holiday season. Hell on Earth launch show/party @ Littlefield 1/20/23, tickets here: Matt w/ Talking Simpsons podcast, Live at SF Sketchfest, 1/25/23, tickets here: Hell on Earth Bibliography/Reading List Here:
Dec 13, 2022
687 Teaser - Keep it Like A Kaiser
The crew discusses the recent attempt from a German Qanon-affiliated group to overthrow the German government and install Heinrich XIII Prince of Reuss as kaiser. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Dec 09, 2022
686 - AI Can’t Get You Garfield feat. Ryan Broderick & Elon Musk (12/6/22)
Our old friend Elon Musk* calls in to give us some updates on company policy and future projects from Twitter HQ. Then we’re joined by Ryan Broderick, author of the Garbage Day newsletter, to discuss all things online, from the woes of politicized moderation, to a future without Twitter, to the many ethical & technological horrors presented by new AI technology. Find Ryan’s great newsletter about the Internet here: *James Adomian
Dec 06, 2022
BONUS: Will Talks To Rail Workers
Will talks to Ross Grooters, co-chair of Railroad Workers United, Deven Mantz of BMWED Teamsters, and Jonah Furman of Labor Notes about the tentative agreement being forced on railroad workers, the demands of the unions, and where organizing goes from here. Visit to support the union.
Dec 04, 2022
685 Teaser - Terminator Insurance
Ben McKenzie stops by to talk Crypto, and the boys reflect on old billionaire philanthropy vs. modern billionaire philanthropy. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Dec 02, 2022
684 - Chapo Victims Unit (11/28/22)
We start off with some Law & Order: SVU talk that flows into a discussion of crime paranoia that cost the Democrats the house in suburban Long Island. Then, America’s epidemic of loneliness and corrupt hustlers trying to scam people into unnecessary for-profit hospice care. Grim! So we lighten up the back half of the ep with some more listener questions.
Nov 29, 2022
682 - Longspermism (11/21/22)
We catch up with World Cup news, engage in some vile orientalism about Qatar, and take a look at American colleges and universities partnering with gambling sites to wring some more profit out of their students and sports programs. Then, an in-depth reading series on a Peter Thiel-aligned movement of eugenics, biological optimization, “secular Calvinism,” and more dubious effective altruism, all wrapped up in one couple and their plans to out-breed the world. Find all of the programming and subscriber announcements mentioned at the end of the episode here:
Nov 22, 2022
Hinge Points S2E1: Dog-gone-erland
Hinge Points is back for a new season, baby! This first ep is free, but expect new episodes for the next 5 Thursdays, only at Matt and Danny Bessner (from American Prestige) invite Chris to discuss the question: What if Doggerland (the area of land between Britain and France) was never filled in with water?
Nov 17, 2022
Preview: Hell On Earth
Coming Jan 11th from Chapo Trap House: HELL ON EARTH: The Thirty Years War & The Violent Birth of Capitalism In this special preview mini-sode, Matt and Chris discuss their new history podcast series, coming soon exclusively on
Nov 17, 2022
680 - Chapo Blue (11/14/22)
We’ve got more midterms wrap up as Dems clinch the senate, Kari Lake goes down in Arizona, and Blake Masters’ school shooter campaign ads resurface. Then, we round up the first few weeks of Elon’s Twitter takeover and the FTX collapse, two more massive frauds of the billionaire class apparently destined for self-destruction. Finally, a eulogy for one of the Grand Broads of conservative media.
Nov 15, 2022
679 Teaser - Toxic Trump vs. L. Ron DeSantis
In the wake of the ‘22 midterms, the boys look at the prospects of Trump v. DeSantis as the future of the GOP. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Nov 11, 2022
678 - For Whom The Balls Tan feat. Julian Feeld & Annie Kelly (11/8/22)
We’re joined by QAnon Anonymous’ Julian Feeld & Annie Kelly to discuss their new miniseries MANCLAN, covering online masculinity influencers. Julian and Annie’s series pulls together a lot of threads we’ve been discussing lately including loneliness, the rightwing grip on “manliness”, bizarre male diet trends, the new age-ification of online reactionaries and much more. You can subscribe to Qanon Anonymous to get Manclan and all their premium content here:
Nov 08, 2022
676 - Agony Uncles (11/1/22)
It’s the end of another tour, so we’re once again turning to the phone lines for a Chapo call-in show. So, thanks for the questions, enjoy the answers. And a special thanks to everyone who came out to these live shows, they were some of our best ever. We’ll probably do more calls in the future now that we have an easy method for cataloguing and searching calls, so feel free to send in more under-30-second audio recording questions to
Nov 02, 2022
674 - Stew for Demons (10/24/22)
It’s Halloween season so we’re taking a look at the increasing amount terror many Americans are now experiencing previously-benign concepts like “school” and “voting.” We also take a look at the “retvrn” type traditionalists, and how the fantasy of what they want to “retvrn” to so badly keeps getting more and more recent. We are going to do a CALL-IN show in the next week or so. Email us an audio question of NO LONGER THAN 30 SECONDS to by end of day 10/25/22 and we may answer it on an upcoming episode. Finally, last few days to grab your tickets to Ft. Lauderdale. This show is ALMOST sold out so buy while you still can. Three big acts, Donzii, [STAND-UP NAME REDACTED] and of course us at Chapo. Tix here:
Oct 25, 2022
673 Teaser - Worst Drug Trafficker in Existence
We take a look at the panic over fentanyl in Halloween candy. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Oct 21, 2022
672 - Smiles Per Minute (10/17/22)
We’re back from the first part of our fall tour and kicking around some news items: Kanye continues to find wild new ways to embrace conservatism, Liz Truss’ government wildly flails, Bolsonaro has a pretty wild story about encountering a young Venezuelan woman. Plus, we discuss the vandalism stunt on a Van Gogh painting in the name of climate activism, and take a look at a typical day for a VC-backed tech CEO. Last chance to catch us live this year at Revolution in Ft. Lauderdale on 10/30:
Oct 18, 2022
670 - The Ye Imperium (10/10/22)
This episode is about Kanye’s continued right turn/presidential ambitions, but we get to everything from American food culture to failed conservative banking schemes to Gambo to dybbuks. “Freewheeling” as they might say. Thanks to all who came out to the L.A. show, still spots open in NYC and Florida, these shows have been hot, hot, hot! Come thru:
Oct 11, 2022
668 - In the Navy (10/4/22)
In a semi-sequel to the classic movie ep on Patriot’s Day (CTH083), the gang takes a look at Peter Berg’s 2012 blockbuster Battleship. We imagine a world where board games rule cinema IP over superheroes, talk about disgracing WWII vets, and wonder if these are the weakest movie aliens of all time. L.A.: Our live show is THIS SATURDAY, 10/8/22 at The Theater at the Ace Hotel. We are going to do a limited ticket giveaway on Patreon and on twitter this Wednesday (10/5/22). Details posted to Patreon imminently. All dates & Tickets to all our upcoming shows:
Oct 04, 2022
666 - Chapo Goes To Hell (9/27/22)
Chapo goes to Hell and meets the various denizens there: 𖤐 Satan 𖤐 Hitler 𖤐 LaVey 𖤐 Hitchens Featuring: Henry Zebrowski, Derek & @Dril, James Adomian. Dates & Tickets to all our upcoming shows: And of course, links to our new merch:
Sep 28, 2022
665 Teaser - The McConnell Flop
Matt lays out how institutional Republicans will overcome Peter Thiel’s goons and courtiers. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Sep 24, 2022
664 - Chapo Control to Major Tom feat. Tom Myers (9/20/22)
Comedian Tom Myers stops by the pod to discuss the news of the day, including Ron DeSantis’ immigrant trafficking stunt, Lindsay Graham’s proposed federal 15 week abortion ban, Brett Favre’s Mississippi welfare fraud, and an important new scientific discovery. Check out Tom’s pod Tom Myers vs. The Rest of the World here: Dates & Tickets to all our upcoming shows: And of course, links to our new merch:
Sep 20, 2022
663 Teaser - Clinton Clown College
Katherine Krueger joins the boys to discuss Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s new AppleTV series “Gutsy”. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Sep 16, 2022
Bonus: Triple Shot of Starbucks Workers
Will and Chris host a round table of three organizers from across the country fighting to unionize Starbucks: Vic from Buffalo, Alisha from Oklahoma City, and Quentin from Portland, OR. They discuss the progress they’ve made at their respective locations, how they achieved it, and where they hope to go from there. We also discuss Starbucks’ retaliation methods (ranging from buffoonish to insidious), various legal challenges they’ve faced, and building bonds across the labor movement. Also, the most insane Starbucks orders they’ve ever seen. Support Starbucks Workers United: No Contract No Coffee pledge: Solidarity Fund for SBWU partners by Coworker: DSA Labor Solidarity Fund: And here is Alisha’s Jacobin piece on Starbucks use of reproductive benefits as a cudgel against organizers:
Sep 15, 2022
662 - “The Queen” (2006) (9/12/22)
The boys start with a roundtable discussion of 9/11 and modern fashion trends. Then, we take a look at the New York Times new in-depth reporting on Yeshiva schools in NYC failing to teach children basic skills, and how that relates to the state & purpose of public education in general. Finally, Will has sourced an exquisite reading series on the passing of the Queen by Chicago’s own Jon Kass. Dates & Tickets to all our upcoming shows: And of course, links to our new merch:
Sep 13, 2022
661 Teaser - Everything They’re Mad About
We review “My Son Hunter,” and discuss the conservative need to jam every issue they’re mad about into their movies. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Sep 09, 2022
660 - The Special Master (9/6/22)
Contained within: Joe Biden’s red light speech, Donald Trump’s Special Master, another new British PM, Pope fights the Catholic Deep State, French president sex gossip, Rick Scott blows election fund, Keffals vs. Kiwi Farms, and more! Dates & Tickets to all our upcoming shows: And of course, links to our new merch:
Sep 07, 2022
659 Teaser - Afghan Anniversary
Will and The War Nerd aka John Dolan reflect on the non-story of Afghanistan one year out from Biden’s withdrawal. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Sep 02, 2022
658 - Felix’s Video (8/29/22)
We start off the ep with some Movie Mindset interrogation of Felix’s current viewing habits. Then, a look at a re-energized Joe Biden and the outlook of both the Dems and Republicans as we round the home stretch into the midterms. Then, we finally address a bit of pressing international news we’ve been neglecting, namely, if the Finnish PM is cool or nah. If you are listening to this podcast you are legally required to come to our live shows: And purchase our new merch:
Aug 30, 2022
657 Teaser - We Need A Wizard
The boys discuss recruiting Andrew Tate’s in house wizard in the wake of his banning. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Aug 26, 2022
Bonus: Exit Through the Gas Chamber feat. Jerry Stahl
In a bit of bonus content, Will interviews legendary author and screenwriter Jerry Stahl about his extremely funny and extremely dark, new book of gonzo reporting and personal memoir: Nein, Nein, Nein!: One Man’s Tale of Depression, Psychic Torment, and a Bus Tour of the Holocaust. Jerry relates his surreal experience of visiting Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Dachau by tour bus rather than train, reviews the cafeteria and gift shop selections available at these historical sites, the friends he made along the way, and muses on moments in human history that fall in between chops of the axe."
Aug 24, 2022
656 - Bug Chasers (8/22/22)
Matt and Will put on their sports radio hats and rank the prospects for the 2024 GOP primary. Then we discuss the bug scourge now plaguing America, and the people who are NOT doing their part to stamp out the menace. New merch store! Tons of hot new merch! Get it, wear it, do NOT answer anyone’s questions about it: And, all our tour dates + tickets over at
Aug 23, 2022
655 Teaser - Trump Bene Gesserit Program
We discuss Trump attempting to marry his daughter to Tom Brady, from Jared Kushner’s new memoir. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Aug 19, 2022
654 - Tossin’ the Pigskin feat. The Trillbillies (8/15/22)
We discuss the equal parts terrifying and stupid possibility that Trump or an associate actually tried to sell nuclear secrets to the Saudis, and all the insane ramifications for domestic and world politics. Then, we’re joined by Tom and Tarence of the Trillbillies to talk about the recent catastrophic flooding in Kentucky, and how the years of government neglect and industrial mining in the region have exacerbated the disaster. Also, prayers up for our boy Salman Rushdie. Link to the disaster relief mutual aid mentioned in the ep: Tarence’s piece in the Baffler on the flood: Dates + Tickets for our fall tour here:
Aug 16, 2022
653 Teaser - You’re Not Stauffenberg, Bro
The boys discuss the legacy of General John F. Kelly Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Aug 11, 2022
652 - Live in Portland: Is America Burger? feat. Bill Oakley (8/8/22)
Live from the Aladdin Theater in beautiful Portland, Oregon! Chapo is joined by our Women’s Auxiliary Unit of Kath Krueger & Amber Rollo and America’s #1 treats connoisseur Bill Oakley to discuss the issues of the day. Topics include: Portland’s phallocentric history, Alex Jones’ legal losses, Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, and the recent victory for abortion rights in Kansas. Plus: can women find true fulfillment through becoming landlords? AND: a roundtable discussion of fast food culture in America featuring a tasting menu of local Portland delicacies selected by Mr. Oakley himself. Truly a value sized show! Dates + Tickets for our live shows (including the Ft. Lauderdale show now rescheduled to 10/30) are here:
Aug 09, 2022
Abortion Fundraiser THIS Thurs NYC (Amber's LAST Show)
If you are in NYC this Thursday, 8/11/22, come thru to Littlefield in Gowanus for a night of comedy, games and the LAST EVER live appearance of Amber Frost in a public show. Amber, the Pod About List boys and DM Patches will all be taking the stage for a vicious, no holds barred competition of wits and Giant Jenga. All proceeds go to the Kentucky Health Justice Fund, so you’ll not only be supporting a specific woman (Amber) but all women. Tickets here: Donate to the Kentucky Health Justice Fund:
Aug 08, 2022
651 Teaser - Demon Killing Sword
Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! Matt discusses the history of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, a rebel state that existed in China from 1851-1864. The rebellion was organized around the landless Hakka people by Hong Xiuquan who, after failing his bureaucratic entrance exams, had a nervous breakdown that led him to believe he was the brother of Jesus Christ. Matt tracks the rise and fall of the kingdom, and how it fits in other proto-socialist movements, and the resonances with the Mormon history he laid out on the last two episodes of the Inebriated Past.
Aug 04, 2022
650 - Hammer Time feat. Brace Belden (8/1/22)
We’re joined by special investigator Brace Belden to look into the increasingly bizarre saga of the Black Hammer group, which recently made news as subject of a police raid, a suspicious death among their group members, criminal accusations against their leader, and now accusations of being part of a foreign influence operation. We discuss all this as well as the political value of Being Normal. Dates + Ticket links to TrueAnon’s live shows: Dates + Tickets for OUR live shows (including the Ft. Lauderdale show now rescheduled to 10/30) are here: Streaming tickets for our Pickathon fest set at Noon (PST) next Saturday, 8/6 are available at:
Aug 02, 2022
649 Teaser - Joe Biden Monster Factory
We take a look at Joe’s chances in 2024 and conclude that to win he MUST get a BBL. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Jul 29, 2022
648 - No More Targets feat. Brendan James & Noah Kulwin (7/25/22)
It's Blowback Season 3 Day! The boys are joined by Traitor Brendan James the occluded producer and his comprador running dog Noah Kulwin to talk Korea, the forgotten war. Topics include: why Korea is forgotten while Vietnam never goes away, popular misconceptions of the North Korean people and government, the fruitiness of American general Douglas MacArthur, allegations of the American use of bio-weapons during the Korean War, and much, much more. For all things Blowback go to: For all our upcoming live show dates + tickets, go to:
Jul 26, 2022
646 - LIV Strong feat. PFT Commenter (7/18/22)
@PFTCommenter joins us for a tour around the wide world of sports! We talk the new Saudi golf tour LIV, Cletus the NFL transformer, gambling tips, the horniness of Yankee greats, and the future of sports media. PLUS Rep. Clay Higgins speaks directly to the cartels. Tickets for our Fall tour available at:
Jul 19, 2022
644 - Hunter Gatherer (7/11/22)
The boys mourn the loss of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and reflect on his life and career and speculate as to why someone smoked his ass with a 2-liter pepsi and pack of Mentos. They then discuss Elon "Mr. Too Damn Follow Through" Musk's backing out of buying Twitter, Hunter Biden's latest antics, and President Brandon's cratering approval rating.
Jul 12, 2022
643 Teaser - Bye Bye Boris
We bid farewell to Boris Johnson. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Jul 08, 2022
642 - The Dinner Party (7/5/22)
We hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend. After last week’s coverage of the politics of the Roe reversal, we now move on to taking a look at the media, because boy is the consent manufacturing machine whirring into gear. Will looks at a trio of pieces from the New York Times that appear to be buttering up the readership to place the blame squarely on those least responsible, plus time well-spent on a profile of the most annoying people on Earth! Tickets to our live shows, merch & more (well, actually not much more, but those two things!) over on
Jul 06, 2022
641 Teaser - Say No Together
The isolation of delivery ads and the power of saying no together. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Jul 01, 2022
640 - Roe Wasn’t Burnt in a Day (6/28/22)
The crew discusses the massive news of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe. We talk about the overt evils and incompetent failures that got us to this point, the immediate reactions from various parties, and what may lie in the future.
Jun 28, 2022
639 Teaser - “K” is for Kounterintelligence
James Jesus Angleton goes krazy hunting Soviet moles in the CIA. Part of our interview with journalist Jefferson Morley on the CIA's role in Watergate, JFK, Cuba and more. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Jun 24, 2022
638 - Real Matt & Felix Hours (6/21/22)
With Will stuck in the Schengen Zone, Matt & Felix hold down the fort discussing Rod Dreher’s similar visa predicament, as well as elections in Colombia and France, Herschel Walker’s rapidly multiplying secret families, and the potential hyper-federalization of America. Tickets to our upcoming live shows + our summer merch sale can be found over on
Jun 22, 2022
UNLOCKED 637 - De-evolution is Real feat. Jerry Casale (6/16/22)
Will and Chris talk to DEVO’s Jerry Casale about all things de-evolution, including state violence, punk rock, media, advertising, record industry hacks, Ohio, freaking out your audience, and whether or not humanity can escape de-evolution, or if we’re doomed to repeat until we fail. Check out the new vinyl release of Jerry’s solo LP: And the video for the I’m Gonna Pay You Back single mentioned in the interview:
Jun 17, 2022
636 - Fox News feat. Stavros Halkias (6/13/22)
Stavvy stops by to discuss his new YouTube stand-up special and, of course, help answer advice questions submitted to other publications. This edition features a particularly insane mix of advice seekers and includes lazy first graders, animal apparel charity fraud, and the mischievous spirit of the Fox. Watch Stav’s special right now for free at: Everything in our store is 25% off now through the end of July: And finally, keep your eyes on Patreon for information on presale tickets for our August 4th show at the Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR.
Jun 14, 2022
635 Teaser - Bad Urban Vibes
Chesa Boudin recall, crime & homelessness vs. “bad vibes” of urban liberals. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Jun 10, 2022
634 - Feelin’ Feinstein! (6/6/22)
Between a piece on “the left’s” positions on Ukraine, the NYT’s coverage of the death of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, and Rebecca Traister’s new profile of Dianne Feinstein, the theme of today’s episode is “looking the truth in the face and ignoring the most obvious conclusion.”
Jun 07, 2022
633 Teaser - Cruise Control
Matt describes how we can see America’s destiny in Tom Cruise’s career. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Jun 03, 2022
632 - They Droop Horses, Don’t They? (5/31/22)
We do a public company audit over our failure to obtain PPP loans for our podcast business like our more industrious competitors. Then, a few current events including Trump at the NRA convention, Swedish hospitality habits, and the bloody shambles of indignities around the Queen’s platinum jubilee. Finally, a reading series from Biden-world about the president’s frustration that he just can’t seem to catch a break!
Jun 01, 2022
631 Teaser - World’s Deadliest Police Crashes
Reality TV, bad cops, and celebrity trial smoke & mirrors with Molly Lambert. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
May 27, 2022
Bonus: Dream of Californilection feat. Josh Androsky
Normal! Natural! Healthy! Sane! It’s an episode on the California primaries! Friend of the show Josh Androsky stops by to give you everything you need to know to vote responsibly in the upcoming elections in California. But fear not, non-Golden State residents, this episode has laffs for you as well: bumbling Dems, insane Republicans, cop buffoonery, a cavalcade of goofy names! Plus, Josh’s argument for building local power as a possible hope for escape from our dismal political reality. Tickets to the Rally for LA, Tues 5/31 featuring Matt Christman, Los Dug Dug’s, Bill Corbett, Adam Conover, Jamie Loftus and more:
May 26, 2022
630 - Full Stomach, Heavy Heart, Will Lose (5/23/22)
Helllllloooo babies! Just as we anticipated, Eric Adams explores a run for president in 2024, so we look at the possibility of New York’s mayor taking his vibe revolution national. We also look at some juicy financial drama going on over at Black Rifle Coffee Company, plus, Tom Friedman’s sad, ominous lunch with the President. Catch us a Pickathon August 6th, tickets at:
May 24, 2022
629 Teaser - They’re Dabbing On Us
Tim Heidecker and the boys talk W’s Iraq “slip” and Felix creates the Dark Ellen movement. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
May 20, 2022
628 - Real Detective feat. Nick Bryant (5/16/22)
In a more serious episode, we talk to author and journalist Nick Bryant about his 2009 book “The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse & Betrayal.” We’ve mentioned the Franklin Credit Union scandal in passing on the show before, but it begins with the collapse of the Franklin Credit Union in Omaha, Nebraska in 1988 due to rampant corruption and embezzlement of its manager, Lawrence E. King, Jr. Soon after, King was accused, along with GOP lobbyist Craig Spence, of orchestrating a massive child prostitution ring, shuttling minors between Omaha and D.C., and using their solicitation to blackmail high ranking political figures. Bryant’s work examines the evidence behind this, and we discuss the scandal, the victims, the cover up, intelligence agency connections of its perpetrators, and the crucial links between intelligence-led sexual political blackmail operations of the past with the Epstein case today. Follow Nick on Twitter here: @nick__bryant Find more info, Nick’s book and Nick’s blog on his website here:
May 17, 2022
627 Teaser - Return to Pandora
Cameron & Musk as the angel and devil of modern man. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
May 13, 2022
626 - Simian Slurp feat. Ben McKenzie (5/9/22)
Author, anti-crypto advocate (and yes, film & TV star) Ben McKenzie stops by to talk Cryptocurrency. We discuss the lies & fraud at the center of Crypto, the use of celebs to boost the scheme, and his experiences traveling to the Miami Bitcoin conference and a Bitcoin mining server farm to research his forthcoming book. Keep an eye out for Ben and Jacob Silverman’s forthcoming book. You can find some of their recent writing on the topic in Slate here:
May 10, 2022
625 Teaser - Nothing is Too Far
We discuss the ramifications of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes
May 06, 2022
624 - Valhalla Whining (5/2/22)
Fighting suppression from Joe Brandon’s Ministry of Truth, the boys go berserker to bravely take on the dual enemies of Dark MAGA and reactionary article-slingers who dare ask, “are all films actually fash?”
May 03, 2022
623 Teaser - After the Meta-Revolution
The boys discuss what the new alt-right is REALLY looking for. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Apr 29, 2022
622 - Hip Priest feat. Pod About List (4/25/22)
He is not appreciated... the boys are joined by Pod About List to talk Father Stu, the new movie from Hollywood Catholic powerhouses Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, and Mel Gibson's girlfriend. Donate to Marie Newman Pod About List Tour Dates and tickets
Apr 26, 2022
620 - Beltway Phoenix at the Midterms of Madness feat. Dave Weigel (4/18/22)
We just noticed it happens to be a midterms year, so your favorite presidential podcasting duo of Chris and Matt have teamed back up to relaunch our beltway insider series. We’re joined by campaign reporter extraordinaire Dave Weigel to break down the key races to watch, track the trends to follow, and generally put drills to our temples as we attempt to once again engage in American Electoral Politics. If you want to catch us a Pickathon near Portland, OR in August, tickets here:
Apr 19, 2022
619 Teaser - Bring Back Fools
While reading about a focus group of conservative voters, the boys decide America might be better off if we bring back town dunces and fools. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Apr 15, 2022
618 - Z Whispers (4/11/22)
We’re getting absolutely zooted on microplastics for today’s ep, then looking at Bill Clinton’s “if I didn’t do it” article in the Atlantic on his true intentions behind NATO expansion in the 90’s, and another piece on what the Democrats can do to recapture Gen Z for the midterms.
Apr 12, 2022
UNLOCKED: Will interviews Amazon Labor Union President Chris Smalls
Will talks to president of the Amazon Labor Union Chris Smalls about the successful effort to unionize the JFK8 Amazon fulfillment center on Staten Island. Subscribe today for early access to exclusive interviews!
Apr 10, 2022
617 Teaser - Chris Smalls on Unionizing Amazon
Part of Will's interview with Chris Smalls, president of the new Amazon Labor Union. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Apr 08, 2022
616 - Living Vampires (4/4/22)
The boys discuss outgoing press secretary Jen Psaki and her history with Amazon’s anti-union consulting company, some former Obama guys and their good opinions, and Jenifer Rubin’s advice for helping Dems in the midterms. Then, we take a look at a piece taking Morbius to task for failing to live up to Vampires’ potential as maligned outsiders. Find Felix’s conversation about the opiate crisis on our Patreon here: Tickets to Jacques + Friends Podcast Dream live show at Littlefield on 4/15:
Apr 05, 2022
614b - Best of Texas Live: The Secret Uncles feat. Pendejo Time (3/28/22)
Live from Houston, we’re joined by Jake and Thomas from the Pendejo Time podcast for another movie pitch. This time we’re attempting to break into the evangelical Christian film market (think God’s Not Dead and The Reliant) with a moral fable about a boy discovering the true magic of Uncles. Listen to Pendejo Time here: Subscribe to Pendejo Time here: Follow Pendejo Time here: Note: I’m splitting this ep into two parts just to make it easier to keep all the Poppy material separated in case I want to collect them down the line, but 614a & b are one ep for all the Chapo archivists out there.
Mar 29, 2022
614a - Best of Texas Live: Poppy, Part 3 (3/28/22)
Live from Dallas and Houston, we finally deliver the third part of our investigation into the life and times of President George H.W. Bush. This installment looks at his time as head of the C.I.A., his involvement with various figures associated with the Kennedy assassination and its investigation, and his business dealings with various shady Houston financial institutions. Note: I’m splitting this ep into two parts just to make it easier to keep all the Poppy material separated in case I want to collect them down the line, but 614a & b are one ep for all the Chapo archivists out there.
Mar 29, 2022
Bonus: Teamsters Deliver the Goods 3
Amber catches up with teamster Matt Maini. They discuss Teamsters for a Democratic Union’s (TDU) victory in the recent Teamsters leadership election, and what their win means for the direction of the 1.4 million member union in the near future. Listeners can help by donating to TDU and its sister organization TRF. You can also buy a super cool vintage "TDU: a Cause Worth Trucking For.... Rank & File Power" t-shirt online at
Mar 26, 2022
612 - Half Baked (3/21/22)
We continue to look at the domestic media response to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. This time, we’re talking about “the left” and how some of their “half-baked” ideas about foreign conflict lack serious intellectual rigor and nimbleness, curtesy of an article by “fully baked” author Eric Levitz. Please follow and support the Amazon Union drive:
Mar 22, 2022
610 - Live at SXSW: Pod Tank (3/15/22)
Our live show from the South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX.
Mar 15, 2022
608 - The World’s Mack (3/7/22)
We’re back from the first leg of our tour of the South and here to look at the responses to war in Ukraine brewing in the foreign policy op-ed world. We’ve got reading series by Shadi Hamid in the Atlantic and our old friend Max Boot in WaPo, both asking “well, yes, American foreign intervention has been very bad in the past, but maybe this time it would be very good?” Tickets to Houston, Dallas and New Orleans shows still available at:
Mar 08, 2022
606 - Eldenphant Ring (2/28/22)
We begin and end this episode with more discussion on Ukraine, what we got wrong, where it goes from here, and the media response to it. But in the middle we talk about an elephant we met and a delightful Bavarian town we passed through in northern Georgia, so, trying to lighten it up a little. Thanks to Emma and Shannon for hooking us up here in Atl!
Mar 01, 2022
604 - The Quiz That Makes You Old feat. Srećko Horvat (2/21/22)
The boys take a quiz that makes you old. Then, Will talks to Croatian philosopher Srećko Horvat about the upcoming Belmarsh Tribunal, an attempt to hold U.S. and U.K. governments accountable for war crimes and wrongful imprisonments done in the name of the War on Terror. They discuss imprisonments of whistleblowers, extra-judicial surveillance, breaking mass media blackout of reporting on western war crimes and more. All you need to know about the Belmarsh Tribunal here: Tickets for our southern tour still on sale here:
Feb 22, 2022
603 Teaser - The Fed Dopeness Arbiter
The boys and Mike Isaac discuss tech trends of the near-future. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Feb 18, 2022
602 - Crypto Bowl (2/14/22)
We take our semi-annual look at the Super Bowl through commercials and what they predict about our future. Then it’s back to Joe Brandon as we discuss former Obama aid David Axelrod’s advice to POTUS on how to navigate his upcoming State of the Union address. Tickets for our southern tour still on sale here:
Feb 15, 2022
This is Sus: Homeland feat. Hasan Piker
Welcome to our new Patreon mini-series "This Is Sus". As with all these miniseries, the first episode will be free to all listeners, the following episodes will be Patreon exclusives. Felix is joined by Hasan Piker to discuss the 2011 Showtime series “Homeland” You can find Hasan here:
Feb 11, 2022
600 - We Fight for China (2/7/22)
We ring in our 600th episode by taking our movie reviews international. We watched Wolf Warrior (2015) and Wolf Warrior II (2017), two entries in the emerging genre of Chinese action blockbusters. What can these films tell us about the new Chinese century? Does belt and road translate to the cinema? Can Xi thought defeat the neoliberlized menace of CGI blood and lead to the return of true action filmmaking? Is it based to get silly with your homies? All these answers and more await you. Tickets going fast for our southern tour, get yours here:
Feb 08, 2022
599 Teaser - Reed Smoot & The Mormon Universe
From part 2 of Matt's history of Mormons. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Feb 04, 2022
598 - More Pods About Streaming and Books feat. Steven Donziger (1/31/22)
The boys look at the phenomenon of literary Felixes, plus discuss a few current censorship debates. Plus, we’re joined once again by lawyer Steven Donziger, who is now back under house arrest after the Department of Corrections sent him home from Jail. We discuss the end stages of case, his corporate prosecution, and the future for the people of Ecuador in their case against Chevron. Information on Steven’s case and ways to support collected at Tickets for our upcoming southern live shows at:
Feb 01, 2022
596 - Take this job…and Love It! (1/24/22)
Our roundtable of experts debate the possibility of intervention in the Russia/Ukraine tensions and come to the conclusion a global nuclear exchange would probably suck, at least for the Podcast Industry. We then take a look at a trio of pieces examining the national crisis in hiring and firing. Does Nobody Want to Work Anymore or is it just that Work Sucks, I Know? We get to the bottom of how you’ll probably end up a serf (but without the benefits) regardless.
Jan 25, 2022
594 - Adult Roller Coaster (1/17/22)
So I (Chris) take one week off producing for a little vacation and somehow the boys manage to accidentally record all three of themselves into just one mic track for this ep? Idk I literally can’t leave these jokers alone for one minute. Our guest editor did heroic work getting this listenable, but sorry for the “chapo classic” audio quality. Anyway, the boys are back in town and California dreamin' on such a winter's day, they discuss whether MLK's civil rights rings are legit or Mickey Mouse, ongoing COVID hysteria, demand parents leave twitter for Facebook, how shitty it is to be a kid these days, and finally Felix debuts his idea for an adult Six Flags Great Adventure.
Jan 18, 2022
593 Teaser - Lib Assassin
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Jan 14, 2022
592 - The Beard (1/10/22)
The western media conceals the truth of the Newsome Regime…drinking piss and cum to cure covid…Obama razes parks to build library…and two dipshits try to out-yokel each other in Ohio. Tickets for our Southern tour are on sale over at
Jan 11, 2022
591 - Rise of the Unblooded TEASER: Grittys of the Cheshire Woods
Preview of our new D&D fantasy adventure series. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Jan 07, 2022
590 - ThankMedical feat. Andrew Hudson (1/3/22)
We’re joined by friend of the show, Episode 1’s own Andrew Hudson, to discuss his experiences as an ICU nurse throughout the COVID pandemic, and why he decided to quit. We also discuss Rod Dreher’s investigation into homosexuality in the far right movement, and Jair Bolsonaro’s return to the hospital. Listen to Episode 1 here: And subscribe here: If you want to check out Andrew’s original videos on why he quit the ICU, they’re on his twitter here:
Jan 04, 2022
BONUS: Amber Interviews Paul Prescod, Candidate for PA Senate
Amber talks to Paul Prescod, who is running for Pennsylvania State Senate in the 8th district. They discuss campaigning for labor support, working with unions towards a green future, taxing frackers & more. Check out Paul’s campaign here:
Dec 31, 2021
589 - Rise of the Unblooded TEASER: Harpy Raid on Schmitty's
Preview of our new D&D fantasy adventure series. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Dec 31, 2021
588 - Kill Bill feat. Stavros Halkias (12/28/21)
Stav’s back for an end-of-the-year round of relationship advice. We analyze Madison Cawthorn’s failed relationship, answer Dear Prudie questions, and look at a NYT op-ed about how it’s normal and cool to hate your husband. All things Stavvy at Tickets for our Southern tour are on sale over at
Dec 29, 2021
UNLOCKED: 483 - Chapo Trap House presents: Try Hard (12/25/20)
No new Christmas special this year, but unlocking last year's special as a little gift to those who never heard it and get all our Xmas shows on the free feed. Merry Gamesmas, our gift to you: “Chapo Trap House presents: Try Hard”
Dec 25, 2021
586 - Christmas in Heaven feat. Danny Bessner (12/20/21)
Time was, a Will-less episode meant a cavalcade of kids-running-the-candy-store bullshit. But, we think we’ve cracked the code to a reasonably focused Will-less eps with the Chris/Danny sub-in combo. Which of course means you hogs will find something else to complain about here. We’ve got Omicron updates, the BBB implosion, Chile’s new president, tensions in Ukraine, and of course, medieval cum hell. Tickets for our Southern tour are on sale over at
Dec 21, 2021
584 - Let’s Fuck Brandon (12/14/21)
Having left their bubble of east coast elites, the boys are finally ready to accept (and accept responsibility for) the Let’s Go Brandon movement. They also revise the American Conservative’s revision of W.E.B. Du Bois’ Reconstruction revisionism. Dates and tickets for our Southern Tour now live at
Dec 14, 2021
Bonus: G Max Update feat. TrueAnon
Brace and Liz from TrueAnon join us to share some updates from their coverage of the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. We discuss the strategies of the prosecution and defense, new revelations & evidence revealed in the proceedings, and the testimony from victims. For daily podcast updates on the trial, follow TrueAnon wherever you get your podcasts.
Dec 07, 2021
582 - Heaven: Out of Order feat. Slavoj Žižek (12/6/21)
Friend of the show Slavoj Žižek stops by to discuss new political implications of the pandemic, advocate for conservative communism, praise Matt’s call for a new carnation revolution, and review Squid Game. Žižek’s new book, Heaven in Disorder, is out now: Few tickets remain to our show this Wednesday in Buffalo, NY: Ticket presales for our Southern Tour will be up on 12/7 @ 10 am, then available to the general public Friday, 12/10 @ 10 am.
Dec 07, 2021
580 - The Prisoner (11/29/21)
Felix explains Twitter Spaces and his theory of the Swag Samsara. Then Will leads us through two pieces covering the Epstein case, one detailing the jury selection of Ghislaine Maxwell’s trial and one attempting to re-examine Jeffrey Epstein’s death and declare it definitively a suicide. Both are...interesting, in what they chose to say about their subjects and how.\ Tickets still available for our show NEXT WEEK, 12/8 at Asbury Hall in Buffalo:
Nov 30, 2021
Will Interviews Hugo Soto-Martinez, Candidate for L.A. City Council
Will talks to Hugo Soto-Martinez, who is running for City Council in LA’s 13th district. They discuss Hugo’s personal history, housing justice, and organizing to build political power. Donate to Hugo’s campaign through our custom link: Follow Hugo on social media at @hugoforcd13
Nov 26, 2021
578 - Assassination Day feat. Oliver Stone & Aaron Good (11/22/21)
On this, the 58th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, we’re joined by Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone to discuss his new documentary “JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass”. We then discuss the continuing legacy and search for meaning in the assassination, as well as other ‘deep events’, with Covert Action Magazine’s Aaron Good. JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass is now streaming on Showtime. Check out Aaron’s new podcast with Covert Action here: Pre-order Aaron’s book here: Grab your tickets to our 12/8 show at Asbury Hall in Buffalo:
Nov 23, 2021
577 Teaser - QE Faze II
The Queen enters a new phase. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Nov 19, 2021
576 - The Wonder Twins (11/15/21)
We look at the twin avatars for the future of the Democratic party: Mayor Secretary Pete, through his new documentary “Mayor Pete,” and Kamala Harris, through a new CNN article about how everyone is being very mean and unfair to her. Grim stuff! Fortunately the boys have a surefire solution for who should lead the party into 2024, if the Dems are brave enough to take their advice. Grab your tickets to our 12/8 show at Asbury Hall in Buffalo: And have you checked out our new merch drops? Some good shit in here:
Nov 16, 2021
575 Teaser - Felix's Eternals Review
Felix reviews Marvel's the Eternals. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Nov 12, 2021
574 - Bovine University (11/8/21)
We spend the top half of the show talking about new satanic panics and everyone in this country suffering from self-inflicted Havana Syndrome. Then some lighter stuff, like Joe Biden shidding and farding on European royalty, and Bari Weiss’s new University of Forbidden Knowledge. Grab your tickets to our 12/8 show at Asbury Hall in Buffalo: And have you checked out our new merch drops? Some good shit in here:
Nov 09, 2021
Hinge Points Episode 1: Social Democratic Party Poopers
Welcome to our new mini-series Hinge Points, a tour of historical “what-ifs.” We’re publishing the first episode free to all. Subsequent episodes will post on Fridays exclusively to subscribers on Matt and Danny Bessner, from the American Prestige podcast, take you on a tour of the history of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and explore the importance of the party's decision to vote to fight World War I. They examine the party's structure and history, the clash between party elites and workers, and the importance of nationalism, exploring why World War I represented such a devastating blow against international socialism.
Nov 05, 2021
573 Teaser - Behold the Cube
We discuss cube obsession among silicon valley and finance bros. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Nov 05, 2021
572 - The McGloughstein Group feat. Daniel Bessner (11/1/21)
We’re joined by Daniel Bessner, co-host of the American Prestige podcast, for a remarkably focused and thoughtful Will-less episode. We discuss Trump’s recent statement about Israel “owning” congress, Josh Hawley’s thoughts on masculinity, and the Lincoln Project’s bungled attempt at a false-flag operation to make a Republican appear more racist. Then Matt and Danny tell us about their new Chapo mini-series “Hinge Points,” which will explore some great historical “what-if” moments. Hinge Points will be posting on our Patreon for all subscribers on Fridays, starting 11/5. DECEMBER SHOWS: Catch us at Asbury Hall in Buffalo, NY on Wednesday, December 8th And at Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, December 16th (with music from 95 Bulls) (NOTE: these ticket links will go live sometime Tuesday, 11/2. Do not complain about the links not being live now. We will make dedicated posts on Patreon and Twitter with the links when they go live.) MERCH: Check out new merch and restocked favorites over at New merch goes live 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, 11/2. SUPPORT HOLLYWOOD FOOD COALTION: Go to, click donate and leave the note “Mandy Challenge” to support Josh Olsen’s fundraiser. AMERICAN PRESTIGE: Finally, make sure you go check out Danny and Derek Davison’s podcast American Prestige:
Nov 02, 2021
571 Teaser - Own John Candy's Soul in the MetaVerse
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Oct 29, 2021
570 - Deere John Letter feat. Jonah Furman (10/25/21)
We’re joined by Labor Notes’ Jonah Furman to discuss the ongoing strike of over 10,000 John Deere workers. We discuss the effects of a tight labor market on labor power, what’s at stake in the strike, and how the current “vibe” of labor militancy might affect future strikes. We then look at the other end of capital with a piece from FT detailing the “vibe” at the Milken Jamboree, an event named after the “junk bond king” headlined by, of course, Bari Weiss. Check out Jonah’s writing in Labor Notes: And sign up for his newsletter here:
Oct 26, 2021
568 - Root Cause (10/18/21)
We send off Colin Powell with a somber remembrance of the man’s career as a Soldier and Statesman. Then we cover cops making weepy videos about quitting due to mandates, touch on strikes, the supply chain and “treats”, and look at the CIA getting all their foreign assets killed. Finally, a much requested reading from the Book of Rod.
Oct 19, 2021
Bonus: Teamsters Deliver The Goods 2
Amber welcomes back Rhode Island teamster Matt Maini for some union talk. They discuss union internal politics, rank and file leadership, the value of strikes, and organizing Amazon. Check out the TDU GoFundMe here:
Oct 15, 2021
567 Teaser - Deadliest Warrior: SpecOps vs. Ninja
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Oct 15, 2021
566 - Dopeness Report (10/12/21)
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Oct 12, 2021
564 - On Sinema, At The Sinema feat. Kristinn Hrafnsson (10/4/21)
Movies are Back! And we start with a brief discussion of Venom 2: Return of Goop. Then, Felix is joined by WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson to discuss a new report from Yahoo News that details the CIA’s plots to kidnap or kill Julian Assange while he was sheltered in London’s Ecuadorian embassy. They discuss the obsession with revenge on Assange and WikiLeaks under Mike Pompeo, the possibility of real justice for Assange, and some slivers of hope in the future of the WikiLeaks project. Then, to finish up the ep, we have a reading series from Maureen Dowd’s latest column on that kooky, adorkable senator who seems to love everyone’s hate, Kyrsten Sinema.
Oct 05, 2021
UNLOCKED: 549 - Naval Chapo Investigative Service (8/12/21)
We liked this one from last month a lot, so we're unlocking it today. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! We do a deep dive into the history, culture, purpose, and various crimes of the Navy SEALs.
Oct 01, 2021
BONUS: Steven Donziger to be Sentenced
Attorney Steven Donziger faces sentencing for his criminal contempt charge. Will and Steven discuss updates on his case, the UN’s ruling his house arrest violates international law, and what can be done to support him. Information on Steven’s case and ways to support collected at Rally before Steven’s sentencing at 500 Pearl st. at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 1. More info here: Call in to his sentencing, Oct. 1, 10:00 a.m. ET U.S.: (877) 266-8189 International: (409) 207-6980 More info here:
Sep 30, 2021
562 - Goodbye Horses (9/28/21)
We’re back to a normal-style ep after a week of interviews. We’re taking a look at the fast-tracked aid package to intelligence agents suffering unreality issues, the Biden administration addressing just the optics at the border, and AOC addressing just the optics of the Iron Dome bill. Finally, we having a reading series that functions as a bit of a coda to Will and Matt’s visit to Ozy Fest way back in 2018. One last time, go subscribe to And go grab some of Simon Roy’s great posters over at More merch coming soon!
Sep 28, 2021
561 Teaser - Blago Hates Liars
Felix talks to former governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Sep 24, 2021
Bonus: Interview with India Walton, Candidate for Mayor of Buffalo
Will talks to India Walton, the socialist candidate who won the Democratic primary for Mayor of Buffalo in June. They discuss the ongoing opposition to her campaign from the establishment incumbent she defeated in the primary and his corporate allies, how she plans to make Buffalo work for the city’s tenants and renters, and how she will address policing issues as the mayor of a large American city. If you’d like to learn more about India’s campaign or donate, go to:
Sep 22, 2021
560 - Future Histories feat. Kim Stanley Robinson (9/20/21)
Will and Matt talk to Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars Trilogy, 2312 and last year’s Ministry for the Future. They discuss reckoning with climate change, science fiction literature as an attempt to conceive of our own future’s history, and what kinds of beliefs humans might need to survive that future.
Sep 21, 2021
558 - 9/11 Era, Pt. 1: The Pussification of the Western Male (9/14/21)
We celebrate 20 years of 9/11 by taking a 2-part look at the political and cultural insanity of the era immediately following the attacks. Today, we look at the hysterical jingoism, veneration of idiotic leaders, politically enforced censorship, and the seminal war-blogger classic “The Pussification of the Western Male” We’ll continue on Thursday’s ep with looks at TV, Film and Culture from the era, plus another canonical 9/11 reading series. Stay tuned!
Sep 14, 2021
556 - Sperm Jack City feat. Dan Boeckner (9/6/21)
Canada Correspondent Dan Boeckner stops by to update us on the impending Canadian federal elections. We break down the parties and their platforms, from the Victims of Communism-respecters, to the Semen Retentionists. We also read an op-ed from the Toronto Sun on why Drake is the most dangerous and disrespectful man in Canada. Check out Dan’s podcast The Bottlemen wherever you get podcasts, and subscribe here: And find Dan’s patreon for his music here:
Sep 07, 2021
554 - Junkyard of Empires (8/31/21)
Once more into the breach of Afghanistan takes: the media now turns to our precious abandoned military ordnance to hand-wring over, and Britain continues to feel the cold shoulder of the Biden administration. We also cover China’s new gaming ban, and an effort to gin up a BDS movement against the Taliban.
Sep 01, 2021
552 - The Nephew Gap (8/23/21)
We start off discussing Jeopardy!, Tesla Bots, and how all these conservative radio hosts keep dying of COVID. Then we talk about Tony Blair crying about Afghanistan and step inside Tom Friedman’s mind palace to explore the Taliban’s strategic cousin and nephew reserves.
Aug 24, 2021
550 - Sweet L of Liberty (8/16/21)
We look at the brutal, stupid, and embarrassing end of our brutal, stupid, and embarrassing twenty year occupation of Afghanistan.
Aug 17, 2021
548 - Just Kids from New York (8/9/21)
We review Obama’s 60th Birthday Bash on Martha’s Vineyard, which we were all of course invited to. Then, we take a look at the ongoing “Havana Syndrome” phenomenon, in which U.S. intelligence operatives continue to report un-diagnosable symptoms supposedly generated by a non-existent superweapon. Finally, we take a look back at everyone’s early pandemic “cuomosexual” phase.
Aug 10, 2021
547 Teaser - Universal Monsters
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Aug 06, 2021
546 - MyPillow Guy, MyPillow Guy and Me (8/2/21)
We start today looking at Democrats’ feckless failure to extend the eviction moratorium. That being a fairly dismal topic, we try to lighten things up with two reading series checking in with how some old friends of the show are handling their new post-election lives in DC.
Aug 03, 2021
544 - Hit Me With Your Best Shot (7/26/21)
We take a look at the 2007 Antoine Fuqua/Mark Wahlberg film “Shooter,” a fascinating relic of the 2nd G.W. administration that asks the question “what if a hardass marine sniper operator type fuckin merked Dick Cheney?” Also, Matt brings up some deep lore from the author Stephen Hunter’s other novels that really makes him seem like a fertile well of insane ideas.
Jul 27, 2021
American Prestige: E1 - Ghosting Afghanistan w/ Stephen Wertheim
This is the first episode of Chapo all-stars Derek Davison & Daniel Bessner’s new foreign policy podcast “American Prestige”. To get more, go here: In the premiere episode of American Prestige, Danny and Derek get into the US's withdrawal from Afghanistan. Did the military intentionally botch the withdrawal? Has the imperial frontier contracted in any meaningful way? Will the Taliban gain legitimacy with the Afghan people? Plus, an in-depth interview with Stephen Wertheim, discussing his new book “Tomorrow, the World”, which explores how and why during World War II U.S. elites decided that their nation should, indeed must, dominate the world.
Jul 20, 2021
542 - The Oopsie Report feat. Derek Davison & Daniel Bessner (7/19/21)
We’re joined by Chapo foreign policy desk Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner to check in with America’s various “oopsies”, “uh-ohs” and “oh butterfingers” accidentally enforcing our hegemony around the world. Derek and Danny have a new podcast, American Prestige, covering just this type of thing. If you like them on Chapo, be sure to go checkout their new show and, as always, Foreign Exchanges on substack. We’re putting the first episode of American Prestige in the Chapo feed so you can get a taste.
Jul 20, 2021
541 Teaser - Bolsonaro Sick
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Jul 16, 2021
540 - It’s Coming Rome feat. Patrick Wyman (7/12/21)
We’re joined by Tides of History’s Patrick Wyman today to take a historical look on things, starting with a brief discussion of the assassination of Haitian president Moïse, and the increasing privatization of violence. We then turn to Patrick’s new book The Verge, examining the crucial years of the Renaissance, and investigating just how and why western Europe transformed from a global backwater to the world dominating colossus it became for the last few centuries. Finally, we ask who’s actually more threatening to the “elites”: JD Vance or Matthew McConaughey? Check out Patrick’s book The Verge here:
Jul 13, 2021
538 - 100% Gordon (7/5/21)
What’s one band you’re ALWAYS thinking about? We start asking some universal questions. Then, we take a pair of articles that again push the idea of Biden as a transformational progressive president and ask who are they for? Why do we keep getting these? Aren’t we all just eating ice cream? C’mon man. Finally, we turn to the federalist to learn about the “flyover women”.
Jul 06, 2021
537 Teaser - Crust Crisis feat. Tom Scharpling
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Jul 02, 2021
Hell of Presidents: Episode 1 - Founding Daddies
Constitution - Washington Get in the Presidency, George. Episode 2 is up now on Stitcher Premium, with new episodes out on Fridays. To sign up and to get a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to on your mobile or desktop browser, click start free trial, select a monthly plan, and use promo code HELL. You'll get access to Hell of Presidents, Time for My Stories and Blowback Season 2, so, pretty good deal.
Jul 02, 2021
536 - In The Bunker (6/28/21)
It’s a jumbo sized Chapo today, starting with a return of our smash hit segment “Animal Facts” to start off with 20 min of levity and speculation on which of Nature’s magnificent creatures are conduits to the spiritual and/or extraterrestrial world. Then, after one of Will’s maybe sweatiest ever transitions, we move on to discussing the tragic Miami condo collapse and the narrowing aperture of improvement in American life. Finally, we read from two accounts of the last days of the Trump Administration, confirming a lot of what we suspected, and adding a few more juicy details of what Trump, Rudy and the gang were actually up to on Jan. 6. Also there’s a little bonus segment on “Woke Capitalism” and the future of “Trumpism” as a political project at the end.
Jun 29, 2021
534 - Cranks For Thee (6/22/21)
NYC mayoral elections are tomorrow so we give our final review of the candidates - not great! Then we check in with a Chapo favorite we’ve not discussed in quite a bit but are happy to return to, offering a tentative defense of perhaps The Baseball Crank’s best ever take. Finally, a long and surprisingly thoughtful discussion of modern male intimacy.
Jun 22, 2021
Coming Soon: Hell of Presidents with Matt Christman and Chris Wade
Who were the U.S. Presidents? What did they do? How did they do it? Why should you care? Chapo Trap House's Matt Christman and Chris Wade will attempt to demystify all 46 U.S. Presidents in this new limited series podcast, discussing how these guys rose to power and how they executed that power as a product of the historical and material circumstances around them. All with the signature Christman flair of wit, recall and analysis, and the signature Wade flair of "getting Matt to do things". Available exclusively on Stitcher Premium starting July 2. To sign up and to get a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to on your mobile or desktop browser, click start free trial, select a monthly plan, and use promo code HELL.
Jun 18, 2021
532 - The Power of the Dog (6/15/21)
Another triple reading series ep, we’re spoiling you listeners. We start off with a profile of Data For Progress’s new found clout with Dems in the drivers’ seat, but who’s data? And what progress? Then it’s on to the Federalist, for an author who’s simply furious that a living wage for fast food workers might make their precious burritos cost a few cents more. Finally, a doozy of a Slate piece about killing your dog.
Jun 15, 2021
531 Teaser - Princess Jacques
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Jun 11, 2021
530 - Auspicious Dragons (6/7/21)
A loose and chill hang out ep as we come to you from Atlantic City after our successful appearance at the FRQNCY1 festival. We pitch some of our concepts to revitalize AC and solve America’s Trump problem in one tidy package, lament the purging of some truly wonderful cranks and goofys from twitter, then travel Into The Ray Donoverse.
Jun 08, 2021
528 - Pacific Nights (5/31/21)
The boys spend their last night in LA sitting around the fire pit, gazing at the Pacific Ocean, talking about animals and riffing about the dang politics. Tickets to Chapo’s upcoming live show THIS SATURDAY at the FRQNCY1 streaming festival here:
Jun 01, 2021
527 Teaser - Feelings Crimes at the Equinox
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May 28, 2021
526 - Free Parking feat. TrueAnon (5/25/21)
We’re joined by TrueAnon for a round table on Israel through two in-depth reading series. Can Americans have opinions on Israel and Palestine, despite it being outside our lived experiences? Is middle eastern peace calling out, siren-like, to Joe Biden? Find out inside. Tickets to Chapo’s upcoming live show June 5th at the FRQNCY1 streaming festival here: And hang out with Chris and Dan Boeckner watching some live music on Chapo’s twitch this saturday at
May 25, 2021
BONUS: Focus on Palestine feat. Mohammad Alsaafin
Felix is joined by journalist for AJ+ Mohammad Alsaafin for a wide ranging discussion on Palestinian resistance and the future of Zionism and the Palestinian cause. Sorry for the slightly abrupt outro, we lost the last few seconds of Mohammad’s audio, but please follow him at @malsaafin and check out and share this concise video explainer on Israeli apartheid he produced for AJ+: And follow @ajplus on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
May 20, 2021
524 - Kush Aliens are Invading Earth (5/17/21)
We congratulate Felix on defeating the scary monsters of Dark Souls during his successful fundraiser stream over the weekend, and also note the tiny but noticeable fissures opening up in the usually stifling discourse on Palestine. We then take a look at Bill Gates’ bro time with Jeffrey Epstein possibly being the cause of his recent divorce. Finally, there’s more UFO stuff in the news: limited hangout? New way to sell endless arms buildup? Or do the aliens just want our kindest bud? You be the judge. If you missed the stream and would like to donate to our various Palestinian supporting orgs, links here: Movement to Safeguard Palestinian Communities: Islamic Relief of Canada Palestinian Emergency Appeal: Eye On Palestine: And of course, tickets still on sale for our upcoming live show at the FRQNCY1 streaming festival:
May 18, 2021
BONUS: Steven Donziger’s Case Goes To Trial
Will catches up with lawyer Steven Donziger as the Chevron-backed case against him finally goes to trial. For background on Steven’s case, check out episodes 418, 503 & 523 For more information, go to To learn more about or get involved with Steven’s case, or even dial in and listen to his hearing on March 10, go to You can follow him on Twitter: @SDonziger.
May 14, 2021
522 - American Junkie (5/11/21)
Topics for today include: Bustin’; The Junkie Horse; Elon SNL; Keir Starmer: Born To Lose; Ongoing Israeli assault on Palestinians (we will have a more in-depth interview on this topic after Eid); Elizabeth Warren persists; Return to the Workplace, Or Else. Get the Sarah Vaccine on Means TV here: And of course, get tix to FRQNCY1 here: And tune in to Felix’s FromSoftware stream this Saturday on to benefit: Movement to Safeguard Palestinian Communities Islamic Relief of Canada Palestinian Emergency Fund eye.on.palestine
May 11, 2021
521 Teaser - Steven CIAgal
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May 07, 2021
520 - We Went To A Zoo feat. Zack Kopplin (5/3/21)
Will and Felix report from their trip to the zoo. We review the woke CIA ad, and then discuss restaurants finding themselves hurting for employees when their lazy, entitled potential workers aren’t “economically coerced” to labor for “poverty wages”. We’re then joined by journalist Zack Kopplin to discuss his new piece on how corrupt mineral mining contracts have played a big part in our 20 year occupation of Afghanistan. Then, more zoos, animals & apes talk. Follow Zack on twitter: @ZackKopplin Check out Zack’s piece here: And get tix for our show at the FRQNCY1 streaming festival here:
May 04, 2021
519 Teaser - Gangbanging in Media Land
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Apr 30, 2021
518 - Gangs of Los Angeles feat. Cerise Castle (4/26/21)
Grab your tickets to our live appearance at the FRQNCY1 streaming festival this June 5th here: The first part of this show we have an interview with journalist Cerise Castle covering a fairly harrowing story she’s been reporting on the proliferation and criminal activities of white supremacist cop gangs in the LA County Sheriff’s department. Then we turn to the lighter side with some riffs on boats, ghosts, and Andrew Sullivan’s high-T journey. Follow Cerise: @cerisecastle Check out Cerise’s series on LA Sheriff’s gangs in the Knock LA: And, the article on Bill Gates and vaccines Felix mentions:
Apr 27, 2021
Blowback Season 2 Episode 1 - "The Jupiter Menace"
Check out the first episode of Season 2 of Blowback. The new season of Blowback is on Stitcher Premium, and you can get a month free if you go to, select a monthly plan and use the promo code: BLOWBACK. Once you sign up you can listen on your browser, or you can download the Stitcher app on your phone
Apr 20, 2021
516 - Time Cuba feat. Brendan James & Noah Kulwin (4/20/21)
Get tickets to FRQNCY1 Festival here: Some more info about the festival and how it works here: Brendan and Noah return to the show to discuss BLOWBACK, SEASON 2. We talk about the history of the Cuban revolution and the American response, the involvement of the mafia and U.S. clandestine services, and ongoing tensions in U.S.-Cuban relations. Then, we have classic reading series wherein Thomas Friedman reflects on two decades of being wrong about Afghanistan. Get flat, folks! The new season of Blowback is on Stitcher Premium, and you can get a month free if you go to, select a monthly plan and use the promo code: BLOWBACK. Once you sign up you can listen on your browser, or you can download the Stitcher app on your phone.
Apr 20, 2021
514 - Cocaine Nights feat. Adam McKay (4/13/21)
Adam McKay stops by the pod to hear Felix’s pitch for a political rom-com, talk presidential animals, and discuss his new podcast Death at the Wing. Death at the Wing uses a series of deaths among NBA players in the 80’s as a lens to discuss the Reagan revolution, the war on drugs, and America’s shifting social and political landscape during that era. We get into all those issues with Adam, plus raccoons, tapirs, and samurai swords. Check out Death at the Wing here:
Apr 13, 2021
513 Teaser - Butler in Congress
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Apr 09, 2021
BONUS: Will Talks Idaho Medicaid Expansion Documentary feat. Jim & Laura Kamoosi
Will discusses a new documentary on the shockingly successful grassroots effort to expand Medicaid through ballot initiative in Idaho with our friends Jim and Laura Kamoosi. Watch the film through the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Find more information about the film here:
Apr 08, 2021
512 - Through The Dark Gaet feat. Ken Klippenstein (4/5/21)
We spend the first half of the episode peeling back the many, many weird & gross layers of the whole Matt Gaetz saga. Then, we’re joined by journalist Ken Klippenstein to discuss his reporting on leaked Amazon internal documents detailing their heinous work conditions and baffling anti-union PR campaign. Check out Ken’s Amazon article in The Intercept:
Apr 06, 2021
511 Teaser - Utopia of Scolding
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Apr 02, 2021
BONUS: Will Discusses Biden’s Immigration Plan with Karina Moreno
Karina read all 353 pages of Biden’s proposed Immigration bill and joins Will to break down the good, the bad, and the same as it ever was in it. Follow Karina on Twitter: @KaryinBrooklyn
Mar 31, 2021
510 - Stuck in the Middle With You (3/29/21)
We discuss why everyone loves the big boat whomst stuck in canal, then talk about Joe Biden’s big press conference last week, as well as Biden firing of all his staffers dumb enough to report weed use on their background checks. Finally, we look at the Bessamer, AL Amazon union drive, and Amazon’s extremely ham-fisted public relations push against it.
Mar 30, 2021
508 - Questions for Boys feat. Katherine Krueger (3/23/21)
It’s the Spring sex & relationships issue of Chapo! We’re joined by our Women’s correspondent Katherine Krueger who takes the popular TikTok trend “Questions for Boys” and applies it to the Dry Boys. We then turn to the National Review to ask why conservatives are suddenly so gaga about the Royal Family. Finally, we see if we can find common ground with Boss Ross Douthat about getting Americans horny. SMASH that preorder button for Amber’s new book: SUBSCRIBE TO DISCOURSE BLOG: get 30% off a new annual subscription to Discourse Blog at with code BIRTHDAY on Tuesday
Mar 23, 2021
507 Teaser - Greek Rice Pudding
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Mar 19, 2021
506 - John Smick (3/15/21)
We take a look at Stars And Strife, a new Starz documentary by David Smick (“macroeconomic advisor to a select group of prominent global investment funds”). It’s a documentary cautioning against the dangers of populist extremism, featuring the sober, reasonable analysis of James Baker, Leon Panetta, Rahm Emanuel, Alan Greenspan and Larry Summers, among others, and is honestly just as wild and deranged as You Me Madness. This completes a kind of inadvertent trilogy of films exploring inside the dream world from the POV of the middle class (Can’t Get You Out of My Head), the wealthy cultural elites (You Me Madness) and now, economic-political elite (Stars and Strife)
Mar 16, 2021
Time For My Stories - Gossip Girl
This is a bonus episode of my series with Matt, Time For My Stories. I improperly mixed the audio at the beginning so you can't hear the promo code but it's TIME for a free month at not my fault btw.
Mar 10, 2021
504 - Me Me Madness (3/8/21)
For #InternationalWomensDay we review a film by Hollywood’s newest female auteur, who just happens to be the wife of former Treasury Secretary/Suicide Squad producer Steve Mnuchin. Yes, it’s Louise Linton’s “Me You Madness,” a film that dares ask the question “what if a bisexual woman HAD mental health issues?”
Mar 09, 2021
Unlocked: Will Talks to Steven Donziger About Taking on Chevron
From episode 503, Will catches up with Steven Donziger, the human rights attorney who has been under house arrest for over 500 days as a result of his work suing oil giant Chevron for their reckless polluting of Ecuador. Since we last talked to Steven there’s been some movement in his case, so we’re getting an update and continuing to discuss the fairly obvious collusion between Chevron, private prosecutors, and the New York Judge involved. Catch up on Steven’s first appearance here: For more information, go to To learn more about or get involved with Steven’s case, or even dial in and listen to his hearing on March 10, go to You can follow him on Twitter: @SDonziger.
Mar 08, 2021
Bonus: PMC Shopping feat. Catherine Liu
Amber and Will are joined by author Catherine Liu to discuss her new book Virtue Hoarders: The Case Against the Professional Managerial Class. Amber takes us through her shopping guide of “PMC products” and we see what they can teach us about this class and its ideology. Check out Catherine's book here:
Mar 03, 2021
502 - Units of One feat. Adam Curtis (3/1/21)
Chapo UK correspondent Adam Curtis returns to discuss the limits of individualism, goodies and baddies, conspiracies, manipulation, and dancing, all through the themes and characters of his new film series Can’t Get You Out of My Head.
Mar 02, 2021
Time For My Stories Trailer
Coming soon. Jagamesh.
Feb 23, 2021
500 - The Friends We Made Along The Way (2/22/21)
Ayyyyyy look at us. Against all odds, personal, political, technological, logistical, uhhh, hygenic-al, we made it to 500 dang episodes. We’re taking a moment to bask in our own greatness, and got all our favorite friends, past guests, and fellow podcasters to send in some toasts and/or roasts of the show. Seriously, it’s been great and thanks to all who’ve been along for the ride with us.
Feb 23, 2021
499 Teaser - America Isn't Real
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Feb 19, 2021
498 - Child FACTS Credit feat. The Bruenigs (2/15/21)
Matt and Liz Bruenig stop by to talk KIDS. First, Matt walks us through what’s going on with the stimulus package, AEI’s insistence that mothers must never stop working, and why liberals are addicted to tax credits. Then we get mad at the damn crotchspawn with r/childfree, read some dear Prudie letters, and finally hold children accountable for long history of abusive behavior. Check out the Bruenigs podcast here: And People’s Policy Project here: Shoutout to twitter's @demswatchdog for the $2000 check supercut. Our 500th episode is coming up and we’re putting together some best-of lists. Take a minute to vote for your favorite eps on this google poll. We’ll be collecting them into a top list and...I don’t know, doing something with them next week. Probably putting into a youtube radio stream. I’m just having fun here:
Feb 16, 2021
497 Teaser - The Watergate Setup
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Feb 12, 2021
496 - Wassup (2/8/21)
A sampler platter of an ep as we talk about the Super Bowl, China’s “totalitarian” COVID response, the proudboy to Fed pipeline, and Nevada’s new proposal to allow blockchain companies to form municipal governments. Finally, we do our quarterly check-up on Rod Dreher to learn how he’s definitely NOT being blackmailed over pornography but definitely IS a stoolie. ALSO: We’re going to watch and do a live commentary on Mike Lindell’s “Absolute Proof” tomorrow night (Tues. 2/9), starting at 10 pm EST over on!
Feb 09, 2021
495 Teaser - Daily Wire On Cinema
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Feb 05, 2021
494 - The Lincoln Grooming Project feat. Seeking Derangements & Mike Recine (2/1/21)
Ben and Palma from Seeking Derangements stop by to discuss online harassment from Lincoln Project member John Weaver, Marjorie Taylor Green and the growing political power of Women Who Get Kicked Out of Places, and finally a reading series on the Bernie’s mitten privilege. Check out Seeking Derangements here: And their Patreon here:
Feb 02, 2021
492 - Marshmallow Fluff (1/25/21)
A classic lo-fi no Will episode to relax/study to. We try to put some odds on various possible events of the Biden administration occurring, but mostly end up talking about casinos and marshmallow fluff and shit.
Jan 26, 2021
BONUS: Will Goes to the Mayor feat. David Osit
Will talks to David Osit, director of the acclaimed new documentary "Mayor,” a film about Musa Hadid, the charismatic mayor of Ramallah and the farcical Ianucci-like conditions that face municipal government under foreign military occupation.
Jan 20, 2021
490 - Meet Me in NEOM feat. Séamus Malekafzali (1/18/21)
We discuss new developments around Saudi Arabia’s increasingly bizarre utopian megacity NEOM with writer Séamus Malekafzali. We then preview this week’s Biden inaugural ceremony, talk dem messaging around checks and wages, and examine one of the Trump administrations final acts of general bizarreness in its Statue Garden of American Heroes. Check out Séamus’ substack here: And subscribe to the damn youtube channel:
Jan 19, 2021
489 Teaser - Sir, I Have Never Worn Denim
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Jan 15, 2021
488 - PermabannedPresident45 (1/11/21)
A wake for @realDonaldTrump, one of the greatest posters of all time. Also, more fallout from the Capitol Hill riot, social media crack downs, pit bull moms & Hot Soup.
Jan 12, 2021
487 Teaser - Accidental Capitol Soviets
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Jan 08, 2021
486 - Eel Dealings (1/4/21)
We ring in the New Years with Trump’s second perfect phone call, Andrew Cuomo as Liberal Trump, Pelosi’s re-election, and end with some discourse on The Discourse.
Jan 05, 2021
Plug for Labor Campaign for Single Payer
Amber here with a quick plug for Labor Campaign for Single Payer, an organization of unions who are bringing more unions into the fight to win Medicare for All. Support links below: While you're at it, also please give a pitch for our January 23-24 virtual strategy conference:
Dec 29, 2020
484 - Girls on Film (12/28/20)
We rub the magic wish dildo and review “Wonder Woman 1984”.
Dec 29, 2020
482 - War is Over, Troops are Staying (12/21/20)
We all take our vaccine suppositories, discuss the stimulus, and talk Obama’s year-end TV list. But, most importantly, the Reading Series is back! We take a look at a recent New York Times op-ed that uses the Iliad to ask you to gently close your eyes and forget about all these pesky forever wars we seem to be embroiled in.
Dec 22, 2020
480 - Dr. Jill, Medicine Woman (12/14/20)
So, we’re talking about Joe Biden yelling at civil rights leaders, and the whole thing about Dr. Jill Biden’s title, and also the Jimmy Dore/AOC thing...but what’s important to note about this ep is it’s the one where Amber has a squirrel in her apartment. Kind of a more positive spiritual sequel to the cat shit episode.
Dec 15, 2020
478 - World Tree Center (12/8/20)
After last week’s Cameron discussion we decided it was finally time to induct this film into the official Chapo Canon: it’s been a long time coming but here’s the AVATAR episode. Join us as we examine the most anti-imperialist blockbuster of the 21st century, argue that its subversiveness is precisely why this massive hit “made no cultural impact,” and explain how Avatar teaches us to shed our baby selves as we confront America’s role as the 9/11 do-er.
Dec 08, 2020
477 Teaser - It Has To Be ME
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Dec 04, 2020
476 - Office of Mario and Brothers (11/30/20)
We propose a revolutionary slate of Mario Kart reforms and innovations to potential future director of the Office of Budget and Management, Neera Tanden.
Dec 01, 2020
474 - Obama Admin Speedrun feat. Osita Nwanevu (11/23/20)
We’re joined by The New Republic’s Osita Nwanevu for a look into Obama’s legacy, his lasting grip on Democratic politics and culture, and how Biden’s administration might feel like a speed-run of his former boss’s 8 years. Then, we vibe out to some of our future Secretary of State’s groovy tunes. Read Osita’s piece on Obama’s new memoir in TNR here:
Nov 24, 2020
471 - Poppy, Part 1 (11/12/20)
For the 57th anniversary of the JFK assassination, we're unlocking the first installment of our George H.W. Bush series. The first part of our in-depth look into the life and career of George H.W. Bush. Covering the many generations of Bush family history in the United States, his father’s business dealings with Nazi Germany, H.W.’s military career and education at Yale, and the intricate web of intelligence, finance, and industrial interests surrounding him that all point to one day: November 22, 1963.
Nov 22, 2020
473 Teaser - Asia is My Home
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Nov 20, 2020
472 - Guess I’ll Just Kill Myself feat. David Roth (11/16/20)
Fan favorite David Roth is back to talk Trump’s sad boi coup plotting, Democrats’ fragile new coalition, and Michael Bay movies. 🚨🚨 MERCH DROP ALERT 🚨🚨 New and restocked merch available at Caps! Pins! Posters! New colors! Re-stocked favorites! Check it out! Find all your Roth content at: and the Distraction podcast:
Nov 17, 2020
471 Teaser - Two Bushes Theory
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Nov 13, 2020
470 - Mothership Connection feat. Derek Davison & Daniel Bessner (11/9/20)
We’re joined by the Chapo Foreign Affairs desk of Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner to discuss what might change and what might continue in a foreign policy transition from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. Then, we get beamed aboard the MOTHERSHIP as we take a look at Daniel and Amber’s recent Jacobin article on Democrats’ material incentives to lose. Subscribe to Derek and Daniel’s substack Foreign Exchanges here: And check out Daniel and Amber’s Jacobin piece here:
Nov 10, 2020
469 Teaser - Casino America
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Nov 06, 2020
468 - Judgment Night (11/2/20)
One day more… Join us tomorrow night for ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE, live on, starting at 7pm eastern.
Nov 03, 2020
467 Teaser - The Original Large Sons
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Oct 30, 2020
UNLOCKED: 465 - Sorkinverse: Rise of the 7 feat. Dave Anthony and Josh Olson (10/23/20)
We’re joined by Dave Anthony and Josh Olson of The West Wing Thing podcast to discuss Aarons Sorkin’s latest attempt to recontextualize American politics as people getting epically owned by logic in court rooms: The Trial of the Chicago 7. Check out The West Wing Thing here: And check out their West Wing Reunion special, featuring many Chapos, on their patreon here:
Oct 30, 2020
466 - Beltway Garage: Endgame (10/27/20)
We take the 2020 election cycle in for one final tune-up at the Beltway Garage. Featuring Virgil and Matt’s official final predictions for Presidential and Senate races, plus predictions of how an indecisive election night might pan out.
Oct 28, 2020
465 Teaser - Officer Starchild Przybylowski
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Oct 23, 2020
Bonus: Will interviews Ollie Vargas about Bolivia
Will talks to journalist Ollie Vargas about the victory for MAS in Bolivia, how it came about, and what it means for the future of the country. Follow Ollie @OVargas52 His colleague Camila is @camilateleSUR They contribute to Kawsachun News:
Oct 20, 2020
464 - Live MAS (10/19/20)
To start off, you know we gotta talk some Toob’. Then it’s on to the resounding victory of Evo Morales and Luis Arce’s MAS party in the do-over Bolivian election following last year’s coup. This dovetails nicely into a story about Trump blowing off the intelligence briefings for milkshakes, which brings us to wonder what horrors might return to the intelligence agencies under a slightly-more-competant Biden administration. Finally we take a look at California’s prop 22, regarding classifying gig-based workers as employees. Let’s get one last big push for Nithya Raman for LA City Council:
Oct 20, 2020
463 Teaser - Mods Will Not Save Us
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Oct 16, 2020
462 - Feelin’ Like Chera feat. Tim Robbins (10/12/20)
Will, Matt and Felix absolutely refuse to go out like Stan Chera. We discuss Trump’s ongoing battle against COVID and a bizarrely chaste sext scandal around candidate for North Carolina senate Cal Cunningham. Then, Will and Matt are joined by actor and director Tim Robbins to talk satire in the age of Trump and his new radio play podcast “Bobbo Supreme”. You can find Tim's new pod here:
Oct 13, 2020
461 Teaser - Q v. Mob
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Oct 09, 2020
460 - Masque of the Orange Death (10/5/20)
President Trump got covid lmao
Oct 06, 2020
458 - Too Fail To Fail (9/28/20)
We talk Trump’s tax returns and Felix reveals the nature of Chapo corporate structure. We also do some debate preview and discuss Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Not a lot of good news in this one, but join us tomorrow to live stream the 1st presidential debate so we can at least laugh together at two cranky old men calling each other liars for 2 hours. Debate Stream will start Tues. 9/29 a little after 8p.m. e.s.t. on
Sep 29, 2020
457 Teaser - Jerry Nadler Has an Accident
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Sep 25, 2020
456 - Beltway Garage: Avengeance Protocol feat. Don Hughes (9/22/20)
We’re back gettin’ hot ‘n greasy in the Beltway Garage, gauging the pressure on SCOTUS appointments, kicking the remarkably stable tires on the presidential race, and selling you a slew of useless upgrades on this year’s contested Senate races. Check out Bad News Hughes' podcast You Can't Win: Follow Bad News Hughes on Twitter
Sep 22, 2020
454 - November Rain (9/14/20)
We discuss Biden’s attempt to court the youth vote by assembling the Adventures and fighting the Hungry Games, then read a truly demonic piece on corporate spiritual advisors. Also, of course, Guns N’ Roses 1992 monster power balled hit “November Rain”. Thanks to YouTube user sonnymcs for the joe biden vapor wave track “S C R A N T O N R O O T S”.
Sep 15, 2020
BONUS: Will interviews Delaware Senate candidate Jessica Scarane
Will talks to Jess Scarane, who is challenging incumbent Chris Coons for a U.S. Senate seat in Delaware. They discuss Delaware’s unique importance as a state, the limits of “compromise,” building power for progressive policies, and how to lift voters’ expectations for what they can demand from their politicians. Get involved with Jess’ campaign here:
Sep 13, 2020
452 - Sucker-Bait feat. Derek Davison & Daniel Bessner (9/7/20)
We’re joined by Foreign Exchanges’ Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner to discuss Trump’s troop-disrespecting, Austrian domination of the Balkans, who the REAL losers and suckers are, and the roll of the military in America’s declining empire. Please subscribe to Foreign Exchanges on substack:
Sep 08, 2020
450 - In The Bubble feat. Patrick Redford (8/31/20)
Defector’s Patrick Redford stops by to talk the (hopefully likely) fall of JKIII, NBA strikes, and whether robots go to hell. Check out for all your sports blog and media needs:
Sep 01, 2020
449 Teaser - Felix WILL Move to Minnesota for a Debate
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Aug 28, 2020
448 - Real Steel America (8/24/20)
It's a classic Will-less episode that kind of goes all over the place as we review the speakers list for this week's RNC. We talk about like, cars and tort reform a bunch, as well as a rising star in Republican politics. We'll be covering the RNC all week on Twitch from 9-11pm E.S.T. over on
Aug 25, 2020
446 - Reversal of Alan (8/17/20)
We review the 1990 Barbet Schroeder film “Reversal of Fortune,” covering Alan Dershowitz’s representation of Danish vampire Claus von Bülow after he is accused of murdering his wife. Needless to say this depiction of Dershowitz raises a few eyebrows 30 years down the line. Keep your eyes on this Tuesday and Wednesday for coverage of the DNC.
Aug 18, 2020
444 - The Rats are Coming feat. Ike Barinholtz (8/10/20)
Friend of the show Ike Barinholtz(MADtv, Eastbound & Down, Suicide Squad) joins us to talk cartoons, the Shapiros, a reading series from our favorite Chicagoland OpEd writer, and of course to discuss long-term effects of exposure to The Joker.
Aug 11, 2020
UNLOCKED: 441 - Orange Julius or Hi-C and Turkey? feat. Adam McKay (7/30/20)
Writer and director Adam McKay (Vice, The Big Short, every movie you quoted endlessly with your homies ~2004-2012) stops by to talk film, the giant sucking memory hole of the Bush presidency, balancing humor with anger, and wrangling with SNL censors. Be on the lookout for a new season of Adam’s Jeffrey Epstein podcast coming up this September.
Aug 09, 2020
UNLOCKED 439 - Maple Gladio feat. Dan Boeckner (7/23/20)
Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, and Operators stops by to discuss some of the darker parts of Canadian history, including Mountie Gladio, Nazi connections in Ottawa, and Vancouver Island’s noted concentration of Satanists. Support Dan’s content over on Patreon:
Aug 04, 2020
442 - Battle Without Honor or Humanity feat. Derek Davison & Patrick Wyman (8/3/20)
Will’s away, but we’re joined by fan-favorite Derek Davison and host of the Tides of History podcast Patrick Wyman to discuss shrimp supply chains, the ongoing effects of the Bolivian coup, Israel and America’s militaries & the decline of empires. Derek and Patrick’s new writing substack: Bath Iron Works Strike Fund:
Aug 04, 2020
441 Teaser - Adam McKay & the Lying Bullshit Monkeys
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Jul 31, 2020
440 - Arm the Emus (7/27/20)
We start off this week looking at the roll of bullying in Massachusetts politics & the inauspicious beginning of the MLB season. From there we kind of transition into the ongoing normalization of COVID and Trump’s federal police goon squad in America. Then, after TTRPG’ing contested 2020 election scenarios, we kind of take a left turn towards Brazil’s Looney Tunes fascism, and stick the landing by reflecting on Mormons as the Perfect Americans.
Jul 28, 2020
438 - They Moved the Moon feat. Séamus Malekafzali (7/20/20)
R.I.P. Michael Brooks. Felix casts a protection spell on our sweet abuela Moon. Virgil breaks down Ilhan Omar’s “problem solving” primary challenger. Will administers Trump’s cognitive test on his cohosts. Then, Will and Felix talk to journalist Séamus Malekafzali about escalating tensions in Iran, Israeli training of U.S. cops, and the collapse of Lebanon’s financial sector. Support Ilhan Omar’s reelection campaign here: and find Séamus’ writing here:
Jul 21, 2020
Bonus: Nithya Raman’s Runoff Return
Candidate for LA City Council Nithya Raman returns to the show to talk to Will about making the runoffs in her race, addressing LA’s homelessness in the time of COVID and taking on entrenched police power in the wake of June’s George Floyd protests. Join Nithya at the March for Mely starting 2pm Sunday, July 19th, at the Northeast LAPD (3353 N. San Fernando Rd.) station and ending at the Trader Joe’s in Silverlake. Donate to Nithya’s campaign: Volunteer for the campaign:
Jul 17, 2020
437 Teaser - America's Army Online
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Jul 17, 2020
436 - Consider the Lobster feat. David Roth (7/13/20)
David Roth’s back to help us continue examining the cursed aesthetics of Trump-world food, the ongoing COVID disaster, the eternal relevance of Starship Troopers, and the Beautiful Boaters. David’s Starship Troopers piece:
Jul 14, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 11 – Queer Eye
Ben and Palma of Seeking Derangements join Felix to examine several episodes of the hit Netflix reality makeover show “Queer Eye” Find Seeking Derangements on Apple: Subscribe to Seeking Derangements on Patreon:
Jul 09, 2020
434 - Project for a New American Lincoln (7/6/20)
We take a look at The Lincoln Project, a new political ad PAC founded by never-Trumpers taking aim at Donald Trump by bringing their conservativism into the open willing arms of the Democrats.
Jul 07, 2020
433 Teaser - Epic Bus Stop Man
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Jul 03, 2020
432 - Entourage Every Day feat. Adam Friedland (6/29/20)
Adam stops by to lament the untimely end of HBO’s Entourage, and demand its return under a Biden administration. We also talk about the thing with the Russian bounties, Obama’s re-emergence from retirement and Kevin D. Williamson’s weird fixation on leaf blowers.
Jun 30, 2020
Bonus: My Podcast with Wally feat. Wallace Shawn
Will discusses socialism, art, and the affects of their shared upbringing with playwright, actor and essayist Wallace Shawn.
Jun 28, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 10 – Billions, ep. 1: “Piss Dads”
Felix and Amber review the first episode of Showtime’s 2016 financial crime drama series “Billions”.
Jun 26, 2020
430 - Beltway Garage: Redemption (6/22/20)
Matt and the prodigal Virgil return to the Beltway Garage to take a look at the state of the presidential race, tomorrow’s primaries in New York and Kentucky, and the slew of Qanon supporters running for office in 2020.
Jun 22, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 9 – Ray Donovan
Felix reviews the first episode of Showtime’s long-running crime drama “Ray Donovan”
Jun 16, 2020
428 - No Crying in Raceball feat. Jen Pan (6/15/20)
We’re joined inside our Cry Cube by the New Republic's Jen Pan to examine the current non-fiction best-seller, Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility.” You can find Jen's review of White Fragility here:
Jun 16, 2020
426 - Musings (6/8/20)
Chris picks Matt’s mind on a few topics from our rapidly evolving political moment, and some topics Matt’s brought up in his recent live streams.
Jun 09, 2020
424 - When Will They Shoot? (6/1/20)
We discuss the ongoing protests and subsequent police violence across America. Directory of community bail funds: Split donation between 39 community bail funds:
Jun 02, 2020
UNLOCKED: 423 - Targets (5/28/20)
Got a lot of requests to unlock this one, so here it is: Minnesota Freedom Fund donations: We discuss the murder of George Floyd by MPD officer Derek Chauvin, and the subsequent civil unrest in Minneapolis. Will introduces us to Dave Grossman, a former Army Ranger goon whose seminars are used to teach cops to kill instinctively and indiscriminately. Finally, we take a look at Trumps order to protect the posts. Dave Grossman’s Bulletproof Warrior training:
May 30, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 8 – Oz
Felix and Matt discuss the groundbreaking HBO drama “Oz”
May 29, 2020
Bonus: The Jakarta Method feat. Vincent Bevins
Will and Matt talk to journalist Vincent Bevins about his new book “The Jakarta Method,” detailing the U.S.’s involvement in the mass killings of leftists in Indonesia in the 60’s, and how it set the stage for American-backed violent anti-communist action throughout the cold war. Buy The Jakarta Method: Follow Vincent on twitter: Outro is Shark Move's "Evil War" off the excellent Indonesian 70's psych-rock comp "Those Shocking Shaking Days":
May 27, 2020
422 - Can We Beat 9? (5/25/20)
We take a look at the myriad goofs and spoofs Joe Biden produced on his Breakfast Club interview last Friday. We then consider the relative “manly” appeal of Trump to his male base through Tom Nichols’ Atlantic piece “Donald Trump, the Most Unmanly President”
May 26, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 7 – A Million Little Things, Part 2 feat. T & Jack Wagner
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:
May 22, 2020
420 - White Lines feat. Stavros Halkias (5/18/20)
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:
May 19, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 6 – Council of Dads, Part 2 feat. Lucy Biederman
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:
May 15, 2020
419 Teaser - Masterclass: Daddy Issues
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May 15, 2020
418 - The Cool Zone feat. Steven Donziger (5/11/20)
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.
May 12, 2020
417 Teaser - Hollywood vs. Upton Sinclair
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May 08, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 5 – This Is Us, Part 2
Felix continues his reviews the of the hit 2016 NBC dramedy "This Is Us".
May 06, 2020
Bonus: The Greypill feat. @hayleyglyphs
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.
May 06, 2020
416 - Operation: Guaido (5/4/20)
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.]
May 05, 2020
Bonus: This Is Sus 4 – The Slap
Felix and Will review the 2015 NBC family drama miniseries event "The Slap."
Apr 28, 2020
414 - Noise Kills feat. Seeking Derangements (4/27/20)
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
Apr 28, 2020
413 Teaser - The Martyred Operator
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Apr 24, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 3 – A Million Little Things feat. Jack Wagner
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:
Apr 22, 2020
412 - Protests of the Dead (4/20/20)
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:
Apr 20, 2020
Bonus: Teamsters Delivers the Goods
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:
Apr 15, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 2 – Council of Dads feat. Lucy Biederman
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:
Apr 14, 2020
410 - Memento Bernie (4/13/20)
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, &
Apr 14, 2020
409 Teaser - Proof 66
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Apr 10, 2020
Bonus: We Are Sex Podcasters feat. Bryan Quinby
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".
Apr 09, 2020
408 - Death is Not the End (4/7/20)
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:
Apr 07, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus
Felix reviews the first two episodes of the hit 2016 NBC dramedy "This Is Us".
Apr 04, 2020
407 Teaser - Lucas' "Interesting" Ideas
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Apr 03, 2020
Bonus: Pillow Talk feat. Tim Heidecker
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:
Apr 01, 2020
406 - The Hospital feat. John Pearson (3/30/20)
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_
Mar 31, 2020
404 - Mother Mother Please! (3/23/20)
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.
Mar 24, 2020
403 Teaser - Lil' Paul Begala
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Mar 20, 2020
Blowback: Iraqnophobia feat H. Jon Benjamin & James Adomian
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.
Mar 17, 2020
402 - G.I. Joe Biden Goes to Baghdad feat. Brendan James and Noah Kulwin (3/16/20)
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:
Mar 17, 2020
BONUS - Beltway Garage: Reboot feat. Branko Marcetic (3/15/20)
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.)
Mar 15, 2020
401 Teaser - Madam Secretary Too-Damn-Real
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Mar 13, 2020
400 - The Stand (3/9/20)
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:
Mar 10, 2020
399 Teaser - B v. B
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Mar 05, 2020
398 - Live from San Francisco: Mind Palace of Fine Arts feat. TrueAnon (3/2/20)
Our live show from the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, featuring Brace Belden and Liz Fanczak of the TrueAnon podcast.
Mar 03, 2020
397 Teaser - Football 4 the People
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Feb 27, 2020
396 - Live from San Diego: Masterclass Mode (2/24/20)
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:
Feb 25, 2020
394 - Debbie Just Met My Dad (2/17/20)
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!
Feb 17, 2020
393 Teaser - Bad News Hughes: Primaries Fever
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Feb 14, 2020
392 - Live from New Hampshire: Full Rat Mode (2/10/20)
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
Feb 10, 2020
UNLOCKED: 391 - Bernie Won (2/5/20)
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
Feb 05, 2020
390 - Live from Iowa City: Solidarity Forever (2/3/20)
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
Feb 04, 2020
UNLOCKED: 389 - Game It Out (1/31/20)
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
Feb 02, 2020
389 Teaser - Opening The Door
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Jan 31, 2020
388 - A Perfectly Frumulent Episode (1/28/20)
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
Jan 28, 2020
387 Teaser - New Royal Family
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Jan 24, 2020
Bonus: Will Interviews Nithya Raman
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
Jan 22, 2020
386 - Brother Magic feat. Josh and Benny Safdie (1/20/20)
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
Jan 20, 2020
385 Preview - D'Artagnan!
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Jan 17, 2020
384 - Beltway Garage: Warren Strikes Back (1/14/20)
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:
Jan 14, 2020
383 Teaser - The Left Can't Meme
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Jan 10, 2020
382 - Falcon Seeks Falconer feat. Briahna Joy Gray (1/6/20)
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:
Jan 07, 2020
Bonus: So, I Just Watched 300... feat. Derek Davison
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:
Jan 06, 2020
380 - Our Dumb Decade (12/30/19)
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
Dec 31, 2019
378 - The Story of Coach O (12/23/19)
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):
Dec 24, 2019
377 Teaser - Crazy Bernie
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Dec 20, 2019
376 - Imagine A World Without (12/17/19)
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.
Dec 17, 2019
374 - Perverts of Interest (12/9/19)
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:
Dec 09, 2019
373 Teaser - McKinsey on ICE
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Dec 06, 2019
372 - Karmala Police (12/2/19)
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!
Dec 03, 2019
370 - WeWork Will Set You Free (11/25/19)
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.]
Nov 26, 2019
369 Teaser - Jack Ryan Is A Terrible CIA Agent
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Nov 22, 2019
368 - High, High Hopes feat. Kathryn Ledebur (11/18/19)
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.
Nov 19, 2019
367 Teaser - P2
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Nov 15, 2019
366 - The Terminal (11/12/19)
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.
Nov 12, 2019
365 Teaser - Fake Nuclear
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Nov 08, 2019
364 - Human Deadspinality Project feat. David Roth (11/4/19)
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.
Nov 05, 2019
363 Teaser - Exposing a 14/10 Heckin Good Woofer
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Nov 01, 2019
362 - Wet Sauce feat. Kenzo Shibata (10/28/19)
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
Oct 29, 2019
360 - Bernie Blanco Goes to Queens feat. Matt Karp (10/21/19)
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:
Oct 22, 2019
359 Teaser - Joker's Mask with Slavoj Žižek
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Oct 17, 2019
358 - World on a Wire feat. Naomi Klein (10/14/19)
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
Oct 14, 2019
357 Teaser - Urban Guy vs. Flyover Man
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Oct 11, 2019
356 - Sympathy for the Joker (10/8/19)
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.
Oct 08, 2019
Bonus: The Bernie Sanders Interview
Continuing Chapo's coverage of the race for the White House, Virgil sits down with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss current affairs.
Oct 04, 2019
355 Teaser - Bad News Hughes
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Oct 04, 2019
354 - Thou, Nature, Art My Goddess (10/1/19)
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:
Oct 02, 2019
Bonus: Tabletop Game Theory Origins: Mr. Jeffstein's House (9/30/19)
Our play of Call of Cthulhu live at Columbus Theater in Providence, R.I. August 23rd, 2019.
Sep 30, 2019
353 Teaser - No One Sam Should Have All That Power