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Episode Date
270 - Beto Males feat. Liz Bruenig (12/9/18)
We coordinate with fellow operator in the Brotherhood of Bernard, Liz Bruenig, to derail the political aspirations of a certain Texan politician. We also mourn the losses of the Weakly Standard and our benevolent WASP ruling class.
Dec 10, 2018
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Yanis Varoufakis
Virgil talks to former Greek minister of Finance and academic Yanis Varoufakis about DiEM25, his new project to build a pan-European leftist movement. DiEM25: European Spring: Progressive International: EDITORS NOTE: If any listener has any way to put us in contact with Jarvis Cocker to follow up on the questions raised in this show, please contact us at
Dec 06, 2018
Episode 268 - Condom Depot Presents: Fighting in the Age of Horniness feat. Jon Bois (12/2/18)
We talk to documentary filmmakers Jon Bois and Felix Biederman about their triumphant new film on mixed martial arts, politics and society, "Fighting in the Age of Loneliness". Watch Fighting in the Age of Loneliness here: Felix mentions Shannon Strucci's Fake Friends videos, find them here: Tickets to E1 Live feat. Felix and Virgil here: Info on Princeton Event: Name: Civilized Conversation with Virgil Texas, Matt Christman, and Will Menaker Date: 12/6 Time: 6:00PM Location: Whig Hall @ Princeton University (45 minutes from Philadelphia, for those who might want to make the drive up) Details: Event will be open to public and free of charge. New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York fans are welcome! To attend, please contact Justin Wittekind at, who will give you information about how to get to the event either by car or by transit and who to contact
Dec 03, 2018
266 - Rod Friended Me (11/27/18)
In a triple-stuffed Chapo, we got: - A call from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo* - A look at our beloved friend Rod Dreher's porn collection - Another edition of Pre-Taped Call-In Show, featuring your calls to our special 1-800 number (1-800-420-LMAO**) *James Adomian **No, for real, call our number at: 1-800-583-1315
Nov 27, 2018
Bonus: Chris Talks Hurricane Relief & "Disaster Socialism" with Tallahassee DSA
Here's a little Thanksgiving bonus for you all: Producer Chris talks to members of the Tallahassee DSA about their disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Michael. They discuss their idea of "disaster socialism": the opportunity to bring networks of solidarity created by organizations like DSA to direct aid of afflicted communities in the wake of these (increasingly frequent) climate disasters. We also discuss failures of state relief organizations, the presence of right-wing vigilante groups after the storm, and free pizza as praxis. Tallahassee DSA Disaster Relief Fund: Support and donate to Mutual Aid Disaster Relief: Cosby Hayes is an artist, activist and co-chair of the Tallahassee DSA and co-host of the podcast Tropical Depression with Ryan Ray and Daniel Moran. Pearson Bolte is the co-host of Coffee with Comrades: Ryan Ray is an electoral organizer with Tallahassee DSA.
Nov 22, 2018
Episode 264 - The Golden Ones feat. Natalie Wynn a.k.a. ContraPoints (11/18/18)
Natalie Wynn a.k.a. ContraPoints stops by the Trap to discuss deprogramming incels, Swedish Muscle Nazis, small king Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson's messiah complex, and of course, the Immutable Law of Bone. please check out all the great ContraPoints videos:
Nov 19, 2018
Bonus: Chris Discusses U.S. Navy Bombing of the Mariana Islands
U.S. Pacific territories: What are they? Why do we have them? And why is the U.S. Navy trying to drop bombs on a tiny, inhabited, volcanic island? Producer Chris discusses territorial activism on the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and resisting the Navy running amok there, with journalist Sophia Perez. Go Fund Me for Super Typhoon Yutu Relief: More info about the Navy's plans to increase militarization in the Pacific (and where to donate to the resistance): Sophia's podcast, The Alternative Zero Project: or wherever you get your podcasts
Nov 16, 2018
262 - Blood and Cheesecake (11/12/18)
Matt, Will & Chris sum up the aftermath of the midterm elections, defend Western civilization from those who would destroy it, and check in on insufferable public intellectual Bernard Henri Levy's one twat show.
Nov 12, 2018
Bonus: Ham Man Bad
A SPECIAL PRE-ELECTION DAY BONUS EP!!!! In case you live in Wisconsin and needed any further motivation to vote Scott Walker out of office, here is our honey-baked roast of Scott Walker and his unbearable book "Unintimidated", live from the Barrymore Theater in Madison, Wisconsin on 10/16/18.
Nov 05, 2018
260 - Wonk The Pain Away: An Election Special feat. Will Sommer (11/4/18)
It's Midterms, baby! Gotta love da Midterms. We start off today's show getting our Wohls filled by Will Sommer with the story of Trump-worshipping wunderkind Jacob Wohl's sad attempt to frame Robert Mueller. Then Virgil takes the wheel and guides us through America's hotly contested midterm landscape. Will Democrats eke out enough power to put a check on America's Three Stooges-led slide into fascism? Will Republicans solidify their stranglehold on power? Will we be excoriated by online communists for engaging in bourgeois electoralism? Come wonk off with us and find out! Keep an eye on our Twitter feed or the subreddit for updates on where you can watch our election night live feed, starting 8pm tuesday night.
Nov 04, 2018
Episode 258 - Lesko's Lament (10/29/18)
We do our best to unpack the last week's numerous tragic instances of creeping fash. It may be a hellworld, but at least we've Celebrity Death Match! Watch the walnut head cracking videos referenced here: and here
Oct 30, 2018
Bonus: Brazil feat. Ben Fogel (10/26/18)
Amber talks to author and editor Ben Fogel about Brazil's current political crisis, its contemporary political history, and how the left should approach "anti-corruption". Against Anti-Corruption: Brazil's Never-Ending Crisis: Aufhebunga Bunga Podcast:
Oct 26, 2018
Episode 256 - Ass, Grass or Sasse(10/22/18)
01:05:00 one caravans for free We talk caravans, Khashoggi, and Ben Sasse. (Editor's Note: I really didn't want to make Ben Sasse's stupid face the episode image, so here's a spooky image instead)
Oct 23, 2018
Episode 254 - Best of the Midwest: Columbus & Chicago feat. Brett Payne and Bryan Quinby (10/15/18)
In the first part of this double shot of recent Midwest live shows, we're joined by Street Fight's Brett and Bryan at The Columbus Athenaeum for a dive into Charlie Kirk's extremely shitty new book "Campus Battlefield: How Conservatives Can WIN the Battle on Campus and Why It Matters" Then, from Chicago's House of Blues we introduce an unforgettable new character into the Chapo pantheon of Op-ed shitheads. Tickets still available for Madison and Minneapolis!!!!
Oct 16, 2018
Episode 252 - Rod Dreher’s The Exorcist feat. Brett Payne and Bryan Quinby (10/9/18)
Recorded in our spiritual 2nd home of Columbus, Ohio, we're joined by Street Fight Radio's Brett and Bryan to discuss being good boys online, an unjustly incarcerated hero of the NYC public transit system and Blue Lives Magic. In the second act, we bring you a truly remarkable & horrifying reading series from friend of the show Rod Dreher recorded live at Mr. Small's in Pittsburgh, PA. Please support Darius McCollum: And come to our remaining midwest shows:
Oct 09, 2018
Episode 250 - Big Dickinson Energy feat. Alena Smith (10/1/18)
We're joined by showrunner Alena Smith to make wild, baseless assertions about Gen X and their place in American society and culture. We then turn to the New York Times' Frank Bruni to digest a delectable morsel of news: the possible 2020 democratic candidacy of elfin billionaire Mike Bloomberg. Tickets on sale for our midwest tour, starting just next week: 2nd SHOW ADDED for Minneapolis:
Oct 01, 2018
Episode 248 - Too Many Bretts! (9/24/18)
Matt, Virgil, and Will break down all the latest in the Kavanaugh saga including Ed Whelan and his DOA"doppleganger theory" but sadly all before we knew he was a virgin in HS. We then talk Beto vs Ted and issue a call to arms to the movie theaters, eateries and treat dispensaries of New York City. COME SEE US IN THE MIDWEST
Sep 25, 2018
Bonus - Unions: They're Good Folks! An Interview with Bhaskar Sunkara
Amber interviews Bhaskar Sunkara on the centrality of trade unions in socialism, and the role of organized labor in the fight against sexism and racism.
Sep 22, 2018
Episode 246 - Best of New England Live, Part 2 (9/19/18)
Live from The Bell House in Brooklyn we shovel dirt on Brett Kavanaugh and his many defenders and then from The Met in Pawtucket, RI we discuss the life and times of Providence native son, H.P. Lovecraft, aka the Poster Out of Time MIDWEST WE'RE COMING FOR YOU
Sep 20, 2018
Episode 246 - Best of New England Live, Part 1 (9/18/18)
In Part One of our 'Best of the Tour' compilation, in Boston we revisit the Caleb Jacoby saga and do a brief retrospective on the recent writings of his dad and world-class asshole Jeff. In Hamden, CT we count down the most evil shitheads ever produced by hell mouth Yale University Come see us in the Midwest next month!!
Sep 18, 2018
Episode 244 - A Nice Chill Show (9/11/18)
Here's a nice, relaxed episode of your favorite podcasters just hanging out and having a nice time. Felix and Will show up later to join the show. We're in between legs of the tour and saving our best material for the stage so, for anyone who has wondered, this is what it's like in the car between shows. It's Chapo Town. Tickets Still Available for the Tour, Come See Us:
Sep 11, 2018
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Cynthia Nixon
Virgil interviews Cynthia Nixon!
Sep 11, 2018
Episode 242 - Touched by a Funeral (9/3/18)
Well folks, we worked on Labor Day to own the Libs: We discuss the McCain funeral and how you really got to hand it to these #resistance folks for how hard they're working to prove Trump right about the swamp. Then, we check in with Donna Brazile to learn how she and the X-Men are similar. Tickets still available for NE Tour!
Sep 04, 2018
Episode 240 - The Shittalk Express (8/27/18)
All Aboard! Tickets still available for our Northeast Tour:
Aug 28, 2018
Episode 239 Teaser - Prison Strike
Aug 25, 2018
Bonus: Chris Talks To Stonybrook Apartments Activists
Producer Chris is back talking to more activists, this time with Crystal, head of the Stonybrook Tenant Association, and Grant, from the Palm Beach County Tenants Union, about their fight against managerial neglect and dangerous living conditions in the Stonybrook Apartments in Palm Beach County Florida. Stonybrook gofundme (for emergency relief and legal action resources): Palm Beach Tenants Union paypal (supports the union and helps provide material aid –groceries, organizing materials, etc– to Stonybrook tenants): A list of Millennia's low-income properties nationwide: Most recent local news story covering the events:
Aug 24, 2018
Episode 238 - The Mueller's Tale (8/20/18)
AKA - No Sons Seeing my Shirtless Men President Trump is mad at windmills and has seen "that movie." Two muscular brothers defend a buff and nude Mueller. Media's most preeminent treat boy attempts to secure his legacy. Even Baseball Crank is back. Today's episode is a grab bag overflowing with riches. The book is finally out and in stores now! Buy tickets for our Northeast Tour NOW! (Chapo & The Wolf cold-open by Brendan James)
Aug 21, 2018
Bonus: Interview with Parquet Courts' A. Savage
Amber, Will and Chris talk to A. Savage, vocalist and guitarist for the rock and roll band Parquet Courts. Pick up their new album, Wide Awake!, here:
Aug 18, 2018
UNLOCKED - Amber Interviews Aaron J. Leonard
Amber interviews author Aaron J. Leonard to discuss his book "A Threat of the First Magnitude: Counterintelligence & Infiltration From the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union — 1962-1974" You can find A Threat of the First Magnitude here:
Aug 16, 2018
Episode 236 - Space Force: Mobile Infantry (8/13/18)
After Matt reports on some meatspace QAnon art and we all agree we could go for a Wendell's Hammed Burger, we have a rare triple header reading series for you this week. We touch on Trump's Space Force, whether socialism will provide an adequate supply of prayer rugs and vegan milk, and if Israel is an Alpha Operator or a Beta App Developer. GET CHAPO TEAM FYM TO 1,000 subscribers: Links to purchase Chapo Audio Book: Audible: Google Play: Tour Dates and Tickets:
Aug 13, 2018
Episode 234 - Congrat's (8/5/18)
​Papa Menaker is away moving this weekend, so three of his chocolate-smeared children are allowed to get their grubby little mitts all over the pod. Matt, Felix and Amber congratulate Apple for becoming the first trillion dollar company, Paul Manafort for his impeccable fashion sense, and Obama for turning 57 this week. To celebrate Obama's birthday we read from "Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery" and try not to succumb to the deep depression it induces.
Aug 06, 2018
Episode 232 - America, You Sexy Bigfoot! (7/30/18)
America's got Bigfoot fever, and so do we! After spending some time discussing white rappers, gaming, and hunting sexy Bigfoot, we discuss Meghan McCain's recent tirade against socialism, and further explore her thoughts on Faith, Wealth, Privilege and why she should NOT feel bad about having all three in a reading from her 2012 book (with Michael Ian Black), "America, You Sexy Bitch!". Buy Tickets for Julia Salazar Comedy Fundraiser Here:
Jul 31, 2018
Episode 230 - A Colossal Wreck (7/22/18)
​Look on my Fest, ye Mighty, and despair....Will and Matt report on Fear and Loathing at Ozyfest. To get your free e-book copy of "Chapo Trap House Presents TALES FROM THE DARK LOOKING GLASS" email a copy of your receipt for "The Chapo Guide to Revolution" to Also check out @jamie_elizabeth on The Majority Report and @the_antifada podcast
Jul 23, 2018
Bonus: SEX! Now that we have your attention: Work
Will and Virgil talk to writer, podcaster and sex workers' rights advocate Conner Habib and Tai, a self-described "whore of all trades". They discuss sex workers' labor issues, the atrocious SESTA/FOSTA bill, various models of sex work decriminalization, and why you can no longer use phrases like "lusty hands" on certain web forums. Sex Workers Outreach Project SWOP Behind Bars Lysistrata Follow Conner here: @connerhabib Find his podcast here:
Jul 17, 2018
UNLOCKED episode 225 - The Poster's Crusade (7/6/18)
In a special unlocked episode that we was too good to keep to ourselves, we thoroughly annihilate Dan Pfieffer's new book "Yes We Still Can" along with the entire universe of ex-Obama admin comm guys who also have a podcast you may have heard of. Please use this episode to start a conversation with any friend or relative who is skeptical about buying OUR book. Buy the book
Jul 16, 2018
Episode 228 - Supreme Clientele feat. Elon Musk* and Ashley Feinberg (7/15/18)
Genius humanitarian and humble dreamer Elon Musk* calls in to talk about rescuing all those kids trapped in a cave and what else he plans to do to humanity. Then we're joined by Ashley Feinberg to talk about the Trump family standing techniques and Don Jr's life as a divorced guy on Instagram. Then we dive into the spate of Op-Eds on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and what a great guy, dad he is. *James Adomian
Jul 15, 2018
Bonus: Chris talks to Occupy ICE Portland
Producer Chris steps out from behind the 1s and 2s and talks to Jordan, an activist with Portland's Occupy ICE movement, about their goals, strategies, and how the occupation is functioning on a day-to-day basis. Occupy ICE Portland on twitter: small followup: DHS attempted to raid the camp again on Monday:
Jul 12, 2018
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Julia Salazar, LIVE!
On July 3rd, Virgil interviewed candidate for New York State Senate Julia Salazar in front of a sold out crowd at Brooklyn's Starr Bar. They discuss housing and justice reform, and how her potential Democratic Socialist caucus of one might begin transforming New York State government. more on her campaign here:​ Donate to Julia’s campaign: Donate to Chapo’s campaign:
Jul 10, 2018
Episode 226 - Islands in the Stream (7/9/18)
Matt, Will and Felix take a belated 4th of July look at why, in Axios' opinion, we should be proud to be Americans. We then examine Alan Dershowitz' floundering social life and discuss why he ACTUALLY should be ostracized from society. Finally, we turn from America's old decadent and depraved ruling class to its up and coming ruling class, who are decadent and depraved in confounding new ways. #LiberateStonybrook C'mon Buy the Book: Donate to Salazar for Senate
Jul 09, 2018
Episode 225 Teaser - LOOK HOW BAD I WANT IT (7/6/18)
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Jul 06, 2018
Episode 224 - Cortez the Killer feat. Trevor Beaulieu and Katherine Krueger (7/2/18)
Pulling at a thread from last week's episode, we look at a round up of panicked and outraged takes on how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory will spell doom for socialism, doom for democrats and/or an all out race war, depending on which crank you ask. Buy Tickets for Virgil's Event Here:
Jul 02, 2018
BONUS - Behind the Laughter: Mike Reiss
Virgil and Matt sit down with longtime Simpsons writer Mike Reiss to discuss his new book "Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets and Outright Lies From a Lifetime of Writing For The Simpsons". Also the co-creator of The Critic and creator of Queer Duck, Mike has written for the Simpsons off and on since its creation, and with him we talk about our favorite family, Thomas Edison's cinema-busting goon squad, the traitor Leon Trotsky's whereabouts, and Star Trek cast members' thoughts on trains. Be nice to Mike on Twitter: Buy Mike's Book: Hell, buy our book too:​
Jun 29, 2018
223 Teaser - A Light Somewhere Out There
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Jun 29, 2018
222 - RESPECT. feat. Adam Friedland and Mike Recine (6/24/18)
We talk to some friends of ours about the extraordinary film 'Gotti', but above all we must be loyle to our capos.
Jun 25, 2018
Episode 221 Teaser - Welcome to...The Villages
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Jun 21, 2018
Episode 220 - Camp Donald feat. Libby Watson (6/17/18)
Felix gamed so dang hard on the new Chapo Twitch Stream he overslept our crack-of-3 p.m. call time, so a skeleton crew of Will and Matt are joined by Chapo associate and fan favorite Libby Watson to discuss the delightful topics of America's child concentration camps, a D.C. ballot measure to get tipped workers actually paid a living wage, and yet another attempt to understand the country club-dwelling, restaurant-owning Trump-supporting common folk of our heartland, but all after we receive a special call-in from former governor Jesse Ventura* to talk about the lighter side of the news and the recent raccoon antics in the Minneapolis/St Paul region. *James Adomian Donate to the RAICES Family Reunification and Bond Fund: FREE our Families: Buy tickets for Felix's Show July 1st at The Hideout in Chicago
Jun 18, 2018
Episode 219 Teaser - RIP Krauthammer 40K
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Jun 15, 2018
Episode 218 - The President's Neck Is Missing feat. David Roth (6/10/18)
David Roth returns so we can discuss a very special horse & our Big Wet Leader's ongoing feud with the NFL. This leads into a discussion of the particular national psychosis induced by American Protestantism, and how the Puritans formed the country's first home owner's association. We then read some selections from former President Bill Clinton's very not-about-him spy thriller, and an extremely normal idea to fix New York's trains. Read David's article here:
Jun 11, 2018
Episode 216 - First Time, Long Time feat. PFT Commenter (6/3/18)
It's sports night here on Chapo! We're go deep into the Red Zone with local radio call-in favorite, PFT Commenter. We go around the horn and take a tour through the wide world of sports takes: Is Lebron overrated? Should we play the National Anthem before movies? Should you kneel? Did Robert Redford make the right move by leaving Kristen Scott Thomas at the end of 'The Horse Whisperer'? We analyze the athletes who clash on the gridiron and the heroes who cover them in the sports media.
Jun 04, 2018
UNLOCKED - In Conclusion, Palestine is a Land of Contrasts feat. @Intifadarling (5/23/18)
Due to overwhelming popular demand, we've unlocked this recent episode... Felix talks with @intifadarling, a Palestinian-American activist based in Ramallah. They discuss the context of the May 14 massacre of Palestinian protesters in Gaza, the political situation between Israel, America and Palestine, and the future of the Palestinian people.
Jun 01, 2018
Episode 214 - 6 Weird Election Tricks That ACTUALLY Work! feat. David Faris (5/27/18)
​Will and Virgil peel back the curtain to give an intimate backstage look at their recent media hit with Jesse "The Body" Ventura on RT.* They're then joined by political scientist David Faris to discuss his book "It's Time To Fight Dirty". Faris out lines all the ways a slim democratic majority could and should shortcut norms and the constitution to build enduring power, while Will and Virgil supply all the reasons they'll probably be too chicken to actually do so. Finally, a reading from the good book. *Note: Our segment seems to have been cut before airing lol we still love you Jesse! Buy the book:
May 28, 2018
Episode 213 Teaser - Israel's Economic Exploitation of Palestine feat. @Intifadarling
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May 24, 2018
Bonus: Matt and Mike Duncan Talk "Revolutions"
Matt is joined by the Revolutions Podcast's Mike Duncan to discuss 1848, Louis-Napoleon and his modern-day equivalent, what we can learn from history, and the future of revolutions. Mike's Podcast: Mike's Book:
May 23, 2018
Episode 212 - Borderline feat. Brendan James (5/21/18)
It's been a miserable and grim week in terms of the news so we brought Chapo fam and extended universe associate Brendan James back and after a long shaggy dog story about Virgil and Matt going to a video game expo at NYU (seriously the real show starts at 0:12:45), we wade into the badness and discuss the massacres carried out by the IDF in Gaza, and the ever-increasing complicity of America's media and elected officials in accelerating it. We then turn to America's own borders and discuss the conflation of immigration and terror street gang MS-13. Finally we present a classic reading series from a dear old friend and debut a brand new form of reading series: our own book. Buy our book. Buy our book, we say? Yes, friends, buy our book. Pre-order the book here:
May 21, 2018
Episode 211 Teaser - Requesting Immediate Evac From This Riff
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May 17, 2018
Episode 210 - ICE to See You feat. Jake Flores (5/13/18)
We take a moment to salute the life and achievements of Sen. John McCain, and then are joined by comedian Jake Flores (@feraljokes) to hear all about his run-in with the Department of Homeland Security. For Jake's Tour Dates check his twitter account @Feraljokes Read Katherine Krueger's interview with Jake here: Support International Whore's Day and fight SESTA/FOSTA: Donate to Rakem Balogun: Listen and Subscribe to Pod Damn America:
May 13, 2018
Episode 209 Teaser - Barbara Ehrenreich on Medicating the Elderly
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May 10, 2018
208 - Donnie's World Tour feat. Derek Davison (5/6/18)
As Will's strike continues, Matt and Felix are joined by Derek Davison for a tour of news out of the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula. Derek's Patreon Derek's blog
May 07, 2018
207 Teaser - Trump Hires The Best People
207 Teaser - Trump Hires The Best People by Chapo Trap House
May 04, 2018
Episode 206 - Dry Boys Ride Again (5/1/18)
It's a real throwback ep as the original Dry Boys record the way it all started to discuss the idiotic non-controversy around the White House Correspondents Dinner that has consumed media discourse over the last week.​
May 01, 2018
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Geneviéve Jones-Wright
Virgil talks to Geneviéve Jones-Wright, a public defender running for District Attorney of San Diego County. They discuss restorative justice, the criminalization of homelessness, dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, and those strange burritos they eat there.
Apr 30, 2018
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Dan Canon
Virgil sits down with Dan Canon, candidate for Congress in Indiana's 9th district. They discuss Dan's background as a civil rights attorney litigating some cases you -may- have heard of, his thoughts on dismantling ICE, and his plans to defeat the millionaire failson Republican he intends to run against.
Apr 24, 2018
Episode 204 - Comey the Clown feat. Katherine Krueger (4/23/18)
This week we're joined by Splinter's Katherine Krueger to do a book report on James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty" and learn about ethical leadership from the former FBI director. Read Katherine's piece about Comey's Barnes & Noble event: Pre Order our book at
Apr 23, 2018
Episode 202 - Sgt. Anne Marie Slaughter feat. Dan Finn & Eric Blanc (4/15/18)
A double dose of interviews for this week: First, Daniel Finn on the allegations of anti-semitism being leveled at Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party Then, we talk to Eric Blanc about the teacher's strike in Oklahoma But not before talking about this weekend's air strikes of Syria and the aptly named duo of Samantha Power and Anne Marie Slaughter.
Apr 16, 2018
Episode 201 Teaser - #ICleanUpGood-Gate
Zuckerberg gets grilled by congress about the REAL problem with the Facebook Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! West Coast Tour Posters by Jon White Available Here:
Apr 12, 2018
Episode 200 - The Jeffrey Goldberg Variations (3/9/18)
In our 200th episode we interview regular normal one-haver Kurt Eichenwald* about his ongoing lawsuits against everyone who makes fun of him online and his normal interest in hentai. Then we go through Atlantic Magazine editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg's week of triumph: first grilling the new crown prince of Saudi Arabia on how Hitler is the worst thing you can be, his hilarious shit-canning of abortion survivor Kevin D. Williamson, and finally his childhood of being bullied by the Irish. *James Adomian Happy 200th episode! Pre-order our book at to celebrate
Apr 09, 2018
Episode 199 Teaser - Matt V. Brady's Ready Player One Review
@MattVBrady reviews "Ready Player One" Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
Apr 06, 2018
Episode 198 - Asked & Answered (4/3/18)
A very tired gang prepares to return home from their West Coast conquest and takes listener questions culled from the Chapo subreddit
Apr 03, 2018
UNLOCKED - Episode 197 - The YIMBY Failing Project feat. Shanti Singh (3/28/18)
UNLOCKED The gang takes a break in the middle of their West Coast tour to talk urban housing with Shanti Singh (@uhshanti), co-chair of the DSA SF Housing Committee and steering committee member. While Will cooks up a banquet they discuss the sanctity of the Atlantic’s op/ed roster, Baseball Crank’s mpreg fantasy, Silicon Valley’s Pinkerton-patrolled company towns, candidate cities for Chapo’s new content factory, and YIMBYism, the hot new fad among poorly socialized free market liberals. - DSA SF's campaign to give tenants facing eviction a universal right to counsel
Apr 02, 2018
Episode 197 Teaser - Folks, We're Bringing The Guilds Back
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Mar 29, 2018
Episode 196 Crazy Joe's Folly
The boys make use of Jack Wagner and Brandon Wardell's podcasting compound in one of our dumbest episodes yet because John Bolton is going to kill everyone
Mar 26, 2018
Episode 194 - F*ck 12 feat. Shuja Haider and Elon Musk (3/18/18)
Elon Musk* calls in to recruit us into his Star Child program. Then we're joined by Shuja Haider to go through all of Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life. *(James Adomian) Shuja's article in viewpoint: Tix Still Available in San Francisco pre-order the chapo guide to revolution:…/1127949899#/…ook/dp/B079RLXFYB
Mar 19, 2018
Episode 192 - Spice World feat. Jacob Bacharach (3/10/18)
The Spice Must Flow - We look at a new paper that claims reviving overdosing heroin users is a moral hazard because it encourages junkies to just do more heroin. - We encourage the budding friendship between big square boys Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un - Jacob gives the most concise explanation of Dune possibly ever made as we discuss its enduring legacy. - Finally, David Brooks attempts to get into the Co-ed mindset. San Fransisco and Portland tickets still available: Buy Jacob's new book on Joan Didion and his Pittsburgh novels: Also buy our book:…/1127949899#/…ook/dp/B079RLXFYB
Mar 12, 2018
Episode 190 - School's Out feat. Michael Mochaidean (3/4/18)
SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY WITH THE W VA TEACHERS On this week's show we discuss the West Virginia teachers' strike and other issues of labor politics with currently striking teacher Michael Mochaidean. - This leads us to a freewheeling discussion of Democrats' role in the declining power of labor, how market forces affect our childhoods, University consumerism and "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua. - Finally, we celebrate the unsung heroes of American Abolitionism: Libertarians. Pre Order The Chapo Guide to Revolution:…/1127949899#/…ook/dp/B079RLXFYB
Mar 04, 2018
Episode 189 Teaser - Sgt. Prof. General Kelly feat. Patton Oswalt
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Mar 01, 2018
Episode 188 - Menaker Facts Stated feat. Daniel Menaker (2/25/18)
Author...Editor...Father -We finally peel away the layers of rumor and intrigue and get to the bottom of Will's secret family history with the help of his father, Daniel Menaker - Felix brings us Dana Loesch's Harsh Normie Tweets, and we examine the link between normie-ism and fascism - Finally, Dennis Prager complains about how liberals complain too much to be happy. Tix for West Coast Tour available at Pre Order The Chapo Guide to Revolution:…/1127949899#/…ook/dp/B079RLXFYB
Feb 26, 2018
Episode 187 Teaser - I Was a Teenage Dictator
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Feb 23, 2018
Episode 185 Teaser - Denis Peterson
Feb 19, 2018
Episode 186 - Executive Producer feat. Richard Wolff (2/18/18)
Will, Amber, and Matt sit down with Professor Richard Wolff to talk Boss Baby and Marx in the 21st Century Tix for West Coast Tour available at Pre Order The Chapo Guide to Revolution:
Feb 19, 2018
Episode 184 - The United States of Care Lords feat. Dino Guastella
This week we're joined by Dino Guastella from the DSA medicare for all campaign. We begin by taking a look at the wide world of sports before talking about the new movement that's sweeping the nation: the United States of Care. We also discuss ways to protect Jesse Farrar and read an essay from a brave TP USA's student activist censored by a lib professor.
Feb 12, 2018
Episode 183 Teaser - GlenGreenwald Glen Ross
Feb 07, 2018
Episode 182 - Soup or Bowl?
The whole gang is re-united for this one, but first Felix must confront and defeat the final boss of Rockabillys before we reach the next level. Then, after a totally normal and planned break, we discuss the highs lows of Superbowl and its commercials. And finally Megan McArdle gives us 12 rules to live by.
Feb 06, 2018
Episode 181 Teaser - Imgur Technical School
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Feb 05, 2018
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Kaniela Ing
An extra treat for you this week, Virgil interviews Kaniela Ing, Hawaiian state legislator and democratic socialist running for the U.S. House of Representatives. They discuss his beliefs, his campaign, and his feud with Mark Zuckerberg.
Jan 31, 2018
Episode 180 - D Triple C 6 Mafia feat. Ryan Grim (1/28/18)
Will, Felix and Virgil are joined by The Intercept's Ryan Grim to discuss his and Lee Fang's reporting about how the Democratic Party creates and reproduces itself through big money and consulting at the expense of potentially winning candidates. ​ Subscribe to the Chapo newsletter: Become a subscriber to get an extra show a week:
Jan 29, 2018
Episode 178 - Government Nutdown (1/22/18)
Due to the government shutdown Amber and Matt have been furloughed so Will, Felix and Virgil take the show in a strange new direction...topics include: the government shutdown, Trump voter letters to the NYT, Smokey the Bear: Hot or Not?, What "the economy is good" means in regards to Americans' actual lives, Chelsea Manning at Freedom Night, the right wing musical stylings of Milk n Cook and Mark Steyn's Putty Tat song. We also give our congrats to this weekend's winning NFL teams.
Jan 22, 2018
Episode 176 - Any Port In a Stormy feat. Alex Pareene (1/13/18)
We're joined by Alex Pareene of Splinter to discuss Shithole week, and the immigration deal the Democrats were ready to cut. Also, the House passing the extension of the NSA's warrantless surveillance program, the barbaric new work requirements for Medicaid in states like Kentucky, and what would have been the epoch defining scandal of another timeline. In our reading series we pay tribute to the Tarfu Report by dipping into David Brook's latest with Alex. Subscribe to our newsletter for more news, views and nudes:
Jan 15, 2018
Episode 174 - Ooohh Baby I Like It Raw (1/7/18)
This week we talk the latest messy bitch media gabfest about the Trump Administration contrasted against the opening of much of the US coastline to offshore drilling. Then we have a laugh about the new Philly DA Krasner firing a whole bunch of prosectors. Matt gives us the rundown in the big Intercept interview with James Risen, and takes a trip down memory lane to the Plamegate fiasco. We close with Felix's fever dream nightmare of Elon Musk's Rockabilly Martian colony and the "Raw Water" craze sweeping Silicon Valley. THE GAMING DEBATE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE: The Intercept James Risen interview Watch DAs get shitcanned here: [9:27 PM, 1/7/2018] Amber Frost: New Yorkers! Join us for the second installment of Labor Now, brought to you by Jacobin and Verso, January 18th, 7 pm at Verso books. Amber will be moderating a talk on union reform with Pamela Galpern of Communication Workers of America Local 1101, Beth Breslaw of Teamsters for a Democratic Union, and Alexandra Bradbury, Editor and Co-Director of Labor Notes! We’re selling beer and wine and giving out free subscriptions to Labor Notes.
Jan 08, 2018
Episode 173 Teaser - Officer Adam "Bright" Pachinko Machine
Orc Cop Adam Pachinko Machine walks the beat and takes down perps for Mother Subscribe to our newsletter:
Jan 05, 2018
Episode 172 - So It's Come To This... (12/31/18)
... a Chapo clip show. A look back on the epic garbage dumpster trash shit tire fire year that was 2017 featuring some of our favorite moments, some new commentary and a special guest appearance from Brendan. Happy New Year!
Dec 31, 2017
Episode 171 Teaser - Danger People & Ghost Warriors
A reading from Steven Seagal's new novel "The Way of the Shadow Wolves" subscribe to our newsletter to read our Sex Diaries:
Dec 28, 2017
Chapo Trap House presents: A Christman Carol
Dec 25, 2017
Episode 169 Teaser - Hot for Mueller
Felix shares his sex fantasies about Robert Mueller. Subscribe to get more content like this today!
Dec 22, 2017
Episode 168 - Nut Neutrality feat. Sam Seder (12/17/17)
Host of the Majority Report, Sam Seder joins us to talk about his recent ordeal with "Weird Mike" Cernovich and MSNBC, the weird world of YouTube, the repeal of Net Neutrality, and the loathsome Ajit Pai. Check out The Majority Report:
Dec 18, 2017
Episode 167 Teaser - Victory Virgil
Virgil takes a much deserved victory lap and dances in the end zone, stunting on Matt and all the haters.
Dec 15, 2017
Episode 166 - The Water Genious feat. Nomiki Konst (12/10/17)
This week we talk to Young Turk and Bernie surrogate Nomiki Konst about the DNC unity commission and its proposed reforms to the Democratic primary system, discuss the horrific Daniel Shaver murder video and the general problem with the cops, then lighten the mood by examining the savage AF super lit teen YouTube sensation Jake Paul and close by putting our own Virgil Texas' disdain for tap water to the test with a blind water tasting. get our weekly news, views and erotic cartoons by subscribing to our newsletter:
Dec 11, 2017
Episode 164 - The Deficit Rag (12/4/17)
Matt, Will, Virgil and Felix ponder the tax bill and many reasons for despair. Then, they lighten the mood by talking about Jared's bar mitzvah at the Haim Saban forum and a new behind the scenes look at our president's fast food based diet. Plus Trumpy Bear.
Dec 04, 2017
Episode 162 - Arab Spring Breakers feat. GORKA (11/28/17)
This week we discuss the Sebastian Gorka profile in Recoil magazine with the man himself, who calls in to let us know a few more items in his everyday carry. Then we discuss about another brain dead tweet thread from #Resistance member and Brookings senior fellow Benjamin Wittes, and trigger Felix by breaking down Thomas Friedman's latest press release about M.B.S., a reformer with results cleaning up Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.
Nov 28, 2017
Episode 160 - Live at The Bell House (11/17/17)
Recorded live at the Brooklyn Pod Fest at The Bell House on 11/17/17
Nov 20, 2017
Episode 158 - Double Flynndemnity (11/13/17)
In this week's episode we consider the Coen Bros worthy, father-son kidnap caper of Michael Flynn Jr. & Sr. and Gulen, break down all of Tuesday's election results, each consider running for office, read about Greta Van Susteren's new APP, and finally, Matt and Virgil make another bet. Buy Tickets for our Brooklyn PodFest show at The Bell House on 11/17:
Nov 13, 2017
Episode 157 Teaser - Marcia Fudge & Minyon Moore
In episode 157, we dive deep into Donna Brazile's new 2016 campaign tell-all "Hacks" with David Roth and discover some extremely funny Democrat names. Become a Grey Wolf Today:
Nov 10, 2017
Episode 156 - 38 Ways to Fix Puerto Rico feat. Aída Chávez (11/6/17)
We're joined by Aída Chávez of The Intercept to talk about the state of Puerto Rico post-Hurricane: their debt, the relief efforts, and the shady contracting going on in the reconstruction. Then we look at "38 Ways to Fix Democracy" courtesy of The Washington Post, preview Tuesday's elections, and pay tribute to Brendan James. Tickets for Chapo Live and Brooklyn Podfest: Aída's recent stories on Puerto Rico Write in Marc Fliedner for Manhattan: DA
Nov 06, 2017
Episode 155 Teaser - Super Soldier Serum
Matt receives feedback from patriots about his Nov. 4th plans. Listen to Full Episode:
Nov 04, 2017
Episode 154 - Listening Tour (10/30/17)
Sorry for the delay, we were busy preparing our Halloween costume as the NAtional Debt. We talk about today's dud Russia news and a genuinely good piece in the Atlantic about Third Way weirdos. We also ask, what if Obama was the Joker... By the way please buy Felix's sister's book:
Oct 31, 2017
Episode 152 - Iran Off On the Plug Twice (10/22/17)
A full Chapo Trap House house discusses: the magical shoe-based Adam Sandler film 'The Cobbler', a fallen meme warrior, a stolen valor update, and war-game a possible US vs. Iran conflict. Pre-Order Will Menaker Book Club entry 'Bad Jobs and Poor Decisions" by JR Helton here:
Oct 23, 2017
Episode 150 - Get Kony feat. Tim Heidecker (10/14/17)
Recorded last week on Columbus Day with Tim Heidecker; we talk about comedy legends Colonel Sanders, Hugh Hefner, at Joseph Kony.
Oct 15, 2017
Episode 148 - Lost In The Sauce feat. Patton Oswalt (10/9/17)
Brendan, Will and Matt imagine the Baseball Crank in an anime. Then the gang talks to Patton Oswalt about the Szechuan thing, explore Patton's Lovecraft obsession, and pitch a pedophile Die Hard movie. Leon did a wonderful illustration of the Dragon Baseball Z anime here:
Oct 10, 2017
Episode 146 - Better Ingredients, Better Healthcare, Chapo John's feat. Tim Faust (10/1/17)
We talk Seagal, Tim and Amber's DSA healthcare call, and tuck into a nice big bowl of Sunday gravy and macarone with Megan McArdle. We're in LA next week for pod fest, at the Biltmore Hotel. The site is
Oct 02, 2017
Episode 145 Teaser - Global Strategy Art Of War Machiavelli
Derek educates us about Puerto Rico, North Korea, Iran deal stuff, and Saudi. We also interview Hillary Clinton Listen here:
Sep 28, 2017
Episode 144 - White Men Can't Drumpf (9/24/17)
CHUDS are crying about black people protesting killer cops while Libs are trying to turn it into a Drumpf thing. Meanwhile we're over here being good and correct
Sep 25, 2017
Episode 143 Teaser - The Da Vinci Load
Felix tried to turn the AC off and spilled a large coffee all over the floor like a stupid oaf. Amber gives us her dispatch from the Juggalo thing and then we talk about two horny articles from the Federalist and Rod Dreher's blog. Listen here:
Sep 21, 2017
Episode 142 - The Schlock Doctrine feat. Naomi Klein (9/17/17)
Naomi Klein comes by to talk shock, climate, resistance, and how smart we are. We then do a reading of Peggy Noonan's column, written while she was high on anesthesia. Here are the new Chapo posters by our pal @Apocalizzy: Here's Naomi's new book, "No Is Not Enough":
Sep 18, 2017
Episode 141 Teaser - Ted Hardcore feat. James Adomian
Ted Cruz (James Adomian) calls. Then they talk about political cartoons, I barely had time to edit. Listen here:
Sep 15, 2017
Episode 140 - DACA Flocka Flame feat. Karina Moreno (9/9/17)
Our good pal Karina Moreno (@KaryinBrooklyn)comes by to talk DACA, immigration, and what to hope and dread about. Will's Skype call fucked with the recording and we eventually lost him so we rambled about a restaurant for the troops, Staind, and Jeb Bush.
Sep 10, 2017
Episode 138 - Verrit Carefully... feat. Alex Nichols (9/5/17)
Folks, Matt is no longer Skyping into the show from Ohio. He's officially moved to New York. But a funny thing happened... We talk about Verrit (this was recorded before Peter Daou shouted us out and we officially endorsed it), and conservative raps. Here's Alex article about conservative rap:
Sep 06, 2017
Episode 137 Teaser - True Detectives Stated
Amber's back, but still sick. We talk about the Texas flood, the Mensch Files, and read another selection of Dear Prudie. Lotta mispronounced words in this one. Listen here:
Aug 30, 2017
Episode 136 - Lullaby For Lanyards feat. Joe Prince (8/27/17)
Joe Prince is on to talk about Arpaio, Gorka, ComicView, and his days as a lanyard. We finish up with a vintage reading series from Ace of Spades' Genghis X. He's Felix's Rich Piana obit: Oh and here's the real-life Gorka supercut:
Aug 28, 2017
Episode 135 Teaser - Deathstyle
Leslie Lee with us to talk Bannon, Barron, #Resistance bullshit, and a National Review reading series defending confederate statues. Listen here:
Aug 23, 2017
Episode 134 - Memento Maury feat. Joe Mande & James Adomian (8/20/17)
On this, August 20th, the national day of Hungary, founded in AD 1000, White House advisor and international supervillain Dr. Sebastian Gorka (James Adomian) transmits a message gloating over his recent victories pushing out rivals in the Trump cabinet. Then Joe Mande joins us to talk about the grim world of Maury Povich, YouTube Boy Jake Paul, and Van Halen's mission of peace in the 90s.
Aug 20, 2017
UNLOCKED: Episode 133 - Antifap feat. Shuja Haider (8/17/17)
Our buddy Shuja (@shujaxhaider) joins us to talk about Charlottesville; the bravery of the IWW, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, PSL, and DSA people there, the coming split of the soft and hardcore white supremacists, the solidarity growing on the left, and the post-lib future staring us all in the face. Some things to donate to if you can: Medical bills for Dre Harris, beaten up at the rally: Help bail out the protesters who tore down the Confederate statue in Durham: Pool for medical bills run by Cville DSA:
Aug 18, 2017
Episode 133 Teaser - Real Tankie Hours
UPDATE: After requests from subscribers, we have unlocked this for non-subscribers. Shuja (@shujaxhaider) comes over to talk about Charlottesville. Some things to donate to if you can: Medical bills for Dre Harris, beaten up at the rally: Help bail out the protesters who tore down the Confederate statue in Durham: Pool for medical bills run by Cville DSA:
Aug 18, 2017
Episode 132 - Bloco's Modern Life (8/12/17)
A special 3-part interview with a bunch of international left-wingers we met at the DSA Convention last week — Marcus Barnett of Momentum in the UK, Catarina Príncipe of Bloco de Esquerda in Portugal, and Djordje Kuzmanovic of La France Insoumise. Also — Pitch in, if you can, for the medical bills of the people attacked by Nazis in Charlottesville today:
Aug 13, 2017
Episode 130 Teaser - Milk Brain
Brendan gets to the bottom of Trump's deal mind. Listen to the whole thing:
Aug 04, 2017
Episode 129 - The Affordable Covfefe Act feat. Tim Faust (7/30/17)
Tim Faust (@crulge on Twitter) is back to break down the GOP's failed healthcare push, what comes next, and how to seize the moment and push for single-payer and beyond. Subscribe to Tim's newsletter:
Jul 30, 2017
Episode 127 - Dr. Dementia feat. Ricky Rawls (7/23/17)
Our pal T is back to talk Trump's beautiful brain, Tony "The Braciole" Scaramuccioliado, the Democratic Party's new slogan, and read from Rod Dreher's mailbag. Salut Here's T's pod, Champagne Sharks: Get the premium Sharks here:
Jul 23, 2017
UNLOCKED: Episode 76 - Tabletop Game Theory Pt. II (1/24/17)
NOTE: Ahead of this week's premium episode, we are unlocking our first 2-part gaming episode, "The Pizza In The Gate." It's time to play the game. Time to play the game. [Laughter] It's all about the game, and how you play it. All about control, and if you can take it. All about your debt, and if you can pay it. It's all about pain, and who's gonna make it.
Jul 17, 2017
UNLOCKED: Episode 74 - Tabletop Game Theory Pt. I (1/18/17)
NOTE: Ahead of this week's premium episode, we are unlocking our first 2-part gaming episode, "The Pizza In The Gate." This is the first of a two-part radio play/tabletop game run by Virgil, who locked us in a room to play Call of Cthulhu. Turning the clock back to the 1920s, the guys act out a Lovecraftian cosmic horror-noir. Will plays a disturbed, incestuous race scientist, Felix a military valor-stealer turned jazz vocalist, and Matt a medically trained decrepit foot fetishist. They receive an odd message from a grotesque, half-man, half-baseball that leads them to uncover dark secrets in the heart of our young nation’s capital…
Jul 17, 2017
Episode 125 - Fast And Furious: Toledo Drifter feat. Tim Heidecker (7/15/17)
Tim's back. We talk about the classic New York slice, read more from John Kasich's drifter diaries, and listen to more random excerpts of Gorilla Brain Mind. Get new Chapo t-shirts here:
Jul 15, 2017
Episode 123 - UBIsoft feat. Clio Chang (7/10/17)
Clio Chang (@cliomiso) joins us to talk Mark Zuccerberg, universal basic income, its popularity among libertarians and its limitations for the rest of us. For the second half of the show we read Dear Prudie letters to Amber, resident advice columnist. Write in to Amber's column Your Sorry Ass:
Jul 10, 2017
Episode 122 Teaser - Jaywalking
We talk about Jay Leno and Ben Shapiro. Listen here:
Jul 06, 2017
Episode 121 - These Things I Believe (7/4/17)
Unhappy 4th of Ju-LIE to the United Snakes Of Amerikkka. We talk about Jake Tapper credulously helping Felix steal valor, Matt's family reunion, Joe Scarborough's 9/11 mixtape, Jon Chait's latest turd, Dissent magazine urging you not to dissent, and a reading series of Jeff Jacoby sans Caleb.
Jul 05, 2017
Episode 120 Teaser - Blue Pills & Ham
Healthcare ultimatum and reading from Cernovich's amazing self-narrated audiobook. Listen here:
Jun 30, 2017
Episode 119 - Bating For Gadot (6/25/17)
We open with a struggle session and own Felix for being too much of an actual dirtbag. The rest of the episode is our positive review of DC Comics' Wonder Woman, why neoconservatives love it, why Lebanon really banned it, and the missed opportunity of making it in the image of the original super horned-up creator. Amber named this episode.
Jun 26, 2017
Jeremy Scahill Exposed
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Jun 20, 2017
Episode 118 - From Russia With CHUD feat. Sarah Jones (6/18/17)
The New Republic's Sarah Jones joins us to talk about The Resistance and how we're in it, and actually lead it, so if you don't like us you're not part of it. We then read maybe the most openly evil reading series ever. Matt gets so mad that at 1 hour 1 minute and 20 seconds neighbors tell him to calm down. Here's Sarah's stuff:
Jun 19, 2017
Episode 117 Teaser - Shitcarelords
Angela Nagle joins us again to talk about her book, Kill All Normies, the state of the anime Nazis, their fading horniness for Trump, real-world violence, and the future of disaffected rightwing shitposters. Listen here: Buy Angela's book:
Jun 14, 2017
Episode 116 - Jezz In My Pants (6/12/17)
Jezza turned Labour and the whole UK left around, in a historic upset. The Tories' psycho leper government is doomed. The American Libs are shook. Jim Messina is in hiding. A spectre is haunting Britain — the spectre of the Boy.
Jun 13, 2017
Episode 115 Teaser - Ben's Asse
We read from Ben Asse's book about giving your children away to old people to teach them how to do the dishes. Listen here:
Jun 07, 2017
UK Election Special: God Save Our Jezza feat. Jonathan Shainin (6/6/17)
Special free extra episode this week to prepare for the Election Eve in the UK. We talk to old friend, Guardian editor, and London-based expat Jonathan Shainin about the Tory bedshitting, Jezza, whether he bout to do it, and what different outcomes could mean for the future.
Jun 07, 2017
Episode 114 - Meat the Press feat. Alex Nichols (6/4/17)
Our buddy Alex Nichols joins us again to do our official Chapo survey and taxonomy of conservative media, from the ghouls of the Weekly Standard to the chuds of the Daily Caller. We also talk about the new cancelled Tim Allen show for about 15 minutes, I think I cut some of that but not all of it. I eat a lot of almonds in this one.
Jun 05, 2017
Episode 113 - Hit and Run feat. R.L. Stephens (5/31/17)
NOTE: Due to overwhelming public demand, we made this premium episode free. Writer and organizer R.L. Stephens is with us talking about the limits of liberal anti-racism, his critique of Ta-Nehisi Coates, organizing, pessimism, and why materialism matters. Here's R.L.'s new piece:
Jun 01, 2017
Episode 113 Teaser - Pray for R.L.
Our pal R.L. Stephens joins us to talk about the limits of liberal anti-racism, his critique of Ta-Nehisi Coates, organizing, and getting hit by a car. Listen here:
Jun 01, 2017
Episode 112 - Orbsplainer feat. David Cross (5/25/17)
David Cross.
May 25, 2017
Episode 111 Teaser - The Room In Which This Happens
Our sequel to the West Wing episode. Listen to it here:
May 24, 2017
Episode 110 - The Rocktober Revolution feat. China Miéville (5/22/17)
We attempt to summon the magic reality-bending force of the show to cause Trump to get impeached and get off by testifying against Jared. Then we talk to novelist China Miéville about his new book “October,” and how Lenin was the first online guy. Get China's book here:
May 22, 2017
Episode 109 Teaser - Bret Stephens's School For Goody Good Boys
Libby joins us for like 8 duck hunts.
May 19, 2017
Episode 108 - Night On Bald Mountain feat. Matt Bruenig (5/14/17)
We debut our trailer for the ripped-from-the-headlines thriller "The Fresh Connection." We interview Matt Bruenig about his new policy shop. We check in on two special congressional elections. And we return to Ke7en. Here's Matt's patreon:
May 14, 2017
Episode 107 Teaser - The People's Sporps
Karim Zidan returns to talk Chechnya, Kadyrov, sports, propaganda, and Floyd Mayweather. Listen here:
May 10, 2017
Episode 106 - Work No Play feat. Miya Tokumitsu & Tim Faust (5/7/17)
It's a jam-packed sode with special Chapo health correspondent Tim Faust returning to brief us on the dystopian Republican healthcare bill that passed in the House. Then we hop on the line with writer Miya Tokumitsu to talk about the tyranny of work over your life, and a future without it. We wrap things up with a reading series with Chapo all-star David French. Here's Miya's article in the New Republic:
May 08, 2017
Episode 105 Teaser - Boss Ross After Dark
A peek into Douthat's thirsty mind. Listen here:
May 04, 2017
Episode 104 - We've Always Been Here (4/30/17)
Audio of our live show benefit for the Center for Reproductive Rights on April 27th at Littlefield NYC. Sorry about the weird compression, but our voices are nice and clear, so take it, you pigs.
Apr 30, 2017
Episode 103 Teaser - Le Hardball
Jouons au hardball Listen here:
Apr 26, 2017
Episode 102 - Maintaining Emotional Control feat. Rob Delaney (4/23/17)
Rob Delaney stops by to talk healthcare, Bill O'Reilly, sniveling Democrats, and Gorilla Mindset. Then Matt tells us about the Juicero and Felix and Brendan reveal a new single by P.J. Dade, "U Give Me 3nergy." Message from P.J. Dade below: I am an evangelical Christian, the owner of a secondhand boat store, and yes, that was me in the news report about “bathroom encounters.” I sell rudders and motorboards during the day, but I have passions outside of work. Obviously, God is number one. But passion number two is my awesome wife Klyeelissa and my kick butt little guy Mason Jesse James Treibart (the best 4 year old in the world ;) ), Passion the third is, you guessed it, Evangelical EDM. Yes, Evangelical EDM is the thirteenth largest growing music genre in the entire world, but I'm not in it for money. My entire life, I've been searching for a way to tell people how my soul felt. I tried to find it in the bottle, in the pipe, and yup, through the bathroom stall. But every time I thought I was breaking through, I was just putting barriers between my spirit and the world. With Evangelical EDM, I know that I'm finally speaking the true voice God gave me. So I decided to send the boys in "The Trap" my newest song, "You Give Me Energy." I could try explaining my life, my journey, my triumphs, and my pain to get these guys to understand who they're mocking when they mock evangelicals, but they wouldn't understand it. the universal language of music is how neighbors can see eye to eye, though. It's been like that since the Book of Genesis, and it's like that now. So without further ado, I hope you can begin to start to think about considering who I really am, and who you could be. Blessing throughout you, your family, and the world. "You Give Me Energy" lyrics [intro] This song is dedicated To a group of people I fail every day But they're special enough to forgive me I'm talking about my family and the Lord Jesus Christ Let's go Every day is just another chance You can do evil as long as you come right back Forgiveness is how the angels dance It doesn't matter if you were born here or in Iraq You are the best of me You give me Energy Once I was lost at sea You give me energy He's in our hearts before the coffee's in our cups God is our breath every time we hiccup He is the fistul of uppers when we crash He will pump your stomach if you swallow sin for cash You are the best of me You give me energy You wipe the sweat from me You give me energy Slouched in a stall, my luck's run out I refuse to die, refuse to doubt He is with me all around I pick myself up off the ground ‘Cause even if you relapse in the hole Your Wife understands it’s one step towards your goal You are the best of me You give me energy The Holy Ghost nests in me You give me energy [outro] I'm sorry for everything that I have done That I will do, and haven’t done And you're welcome for our son
Apr 24, 2017
Episode 101 Teaser - Aaron Dorkchin
Ergo proctor hoc, you feckless thug. We talk about how the West Wing fatally poisoned the already deluded mind of American liberalism. Listen here:
Apr 19, 2017
Episode 100 - Chapo Goes To College (4/17/17)
Our live show at Harvard University, where we held a tournament to decide the most evil person to ever emerge from the institution.
Apr 17, 2017
Epsiode 99 Teaser - Beige Mirror
What if your mum was a mobile? Listen here:
Apr 13, 2017
Episode 98 - Gorka II: The Gorkaning feat. Alex Pareene & James Adomian (4/9/17)
The international supervillain Sebastian Gorka (James Adomian) calls into the show again, recently hampered by a conspiracy exposing him as a member of the Hungarian fascist Vitézi Rend. Will it stop his plans to push out all other top Trump advisers and achieve global domination? Then we talk to Alex Pareene about Trump's Syria strikes, the media’s massive, pathetic war chubby, and his piece this week about the rightwing grift that has overtaken its creators and unraveled reality. Alex's piece:
Apr 10, 2017
Episode 97 - Hollywood Upstairs Medical College feat. Tim Faust (4/6/17)
We don't normally do this, but we have UNLOCKED this week's premium episode because our subscribers told us we should. It will never happen again so respect and appreciate this gracious gesture. Our friend Tim Faust (@crulge) talks healthcare: Obamacare, Ryancare, and a vision for an American road to single payer, aka Chapocare.
Apr 07, 2017
Episode 97 Teaser - This Guy Knows What I'm Talkin About
Tim Faust (@crulge) joins us to talk healthcare. Listen here:
Apr 06, 2017
Episode 96 - Night At The Museum feat. Alex Jones (4/2/17)
The show receives another celebrity call as a prominent broadcaster sets the record straight about the globalist demon media. The lads then discuss Mike Pence’s Rules For Dating Mother, the sad sacks at the DNC, why American health care sucks (more on that next week) and a magical reading series from National Review’s Jay Nerdlinger about his field trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He did not like it. Special thanks to Tim Heidecker Here’s the Museum Nerdlinger:
Apr 02, 2017
Episode 95 Teaser - J.D. Rock
Commonweal editor Matt Sitman joins us to take apart everyone’s favorite new pathological study of the American yokel, “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance. Listen here:
Mar 30, 2017
Episode 94 - The Brian Johnstown Massacre feat. Jacob Bacharach (3/26/17)
In our last show of the Pittsburgh Era, we reunite with Jacob Bacharach (@jakebackpack) to talk Scott Adams, hypnosis, the time he met Glenn Beck, and whether Dilbert has fucked. Then we discuss PA's long history of manmade disasters and conclude with an anti-reading series from Jacob's new novel, "The Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates." Buy it here:
Mar 26, 2017
Episode 93 Teaser - Emperor Xanga
We talk about what we think is a founding cultural document of the contemporary alt-right, Zack Snyder’s first really shitty racist movie, 300. Get the whole thing here:
Mar 26, 2017
Episode 92 - No. 1 In Heaven (3/20/17)
For our special One Year Chapoversary, we take a look back on some of the most memorable moments on the show and reveal some never-before-heard clips like when Virgil committed a crime on tape and an extended cut of a "lost interview." We also talk about about our week in Pittsburgh, the City of Angels. See you here again in another year, maybe.
Mar 21, 2017
Episode 91 Teaser - Garfield & Caleb
Virgil discusses some of the most controversial Garfield comic strips; later we revisit our favorite recurring Chapo character, Caleb. Listen here:
Mar 17, 2017
Episode 90 - Gorka's Revenge feat. Sebastian Gorka (3/12/17)
Dr. Sebastian Gorka calls in to complain about last week's show. We talk about a shitty article in the New Republic featuring the lib thought experiment of seceding from Red America, an even worse book by AEI's Arthur Brooks. We sign off with a sequel to our Pre-Taped Call-In Show where we answer questions on air. If you wanted to ask a question, you should've called last week when we recorded the episode. Special thanks to James Adomian
Mar 12, 2017
Episode 89 Teaser - How Not To Invade Russia
A smart episode about history is completely derailed by Felix's obsession with his own piss. Listen to the whole thing here:
Mar 12, 2017
Episode 88 - Sebastian Goku feat. Derek Davison (3/5/17)
We talk to all-time Chapo guest returning champ Derek Davison (@dwdavison9318) about Dr. Sebastian Gorka, one of the many pygmy Strangeloves of the Trump foreign policy crew. Derek also takes us on a tour of the mideast and what to watch in Turkey's referendum, Iran's elections, and Syria's ongoing shitshow. Felix starts eating near the end
Mar 06, 2017
Episode 87 Teaser - In Memory Of Gary Tasteman
In the middle of a dispatch from CPAC, Felix pays tribute to a Rockabilly legend. Subscribe to hear it tonight:
Mar 02, 2017
Episode 86 - Fash The Patriarchy feat. Angela Nagle (2/26/17)
We talk with writer Angela Nagle about her work studying the alt-right, its different stripes, divisions, and contradictions. Far before Milo fell from grace, Angela predicted that the alt-right would splinter and cannibalize sooner rather than later. Here's Angela's article:
Feb 27, 2017
Episode 85 Teaser - The Rogan Tapes
On the heels of Milo's scandal, we have uncovered even more explosive tapes from the Joe Rogan Experience.
Feb 23, 2017
Episode 84 - President Wario (2/19/17)
The dry boys are back, recording from Felix's new dirty disgusting apartment. We talk about Mike Flynn's resignation, some dumb Trump shit, and WaPo's moronic article about coughing that lound blount. Then Matt reviews the new show "ABP," a program about how great it would be if Peter Thiel took over a police precinct. We close with a reading series from a particularly soft Trump supporter, professional scold Mark Bauerlein.
Feb 20, 2017
Episode 82 - War Is Heck feat. @PissPigGranddad (2/13/17)
Update: This episode went offline for a little while last night after Brace got in contact with concerns about his security. We wanted to play things safe and took it down, but now it's back up. A conversation with @PissPigGranddad.
Feb 18, 2017
Episode 83 Teaser - Talkin' Shit On The Dunk
Felix gets defensive about Dunkin Donuts as we review Marky Mark and Peter Berg's new bad terrorism movie Patriots Day. Drops tonight. Subscribe to hear:
Feb 15, 2017
Episode 81 - The Devil In Mother Jones feat. Shane Bauer (2/12/17)
2017 Magazine of the Year Award-winning journalist Shane Bauer (@Shane_Bauer) joins us to talk about the protests in Berkeley, his work embedding with rightwing militias, and his time spent as a prisoner in Iran. We took the award from him and now we are award-winners. Here are some of Shane's articles we discuss:
Feb 13, 2017
Episode 80 Teaser - Teenage Wasteland For Peace
Our pal Adam Friedland (@AdamFriedland) talks about his young life as a very passionate and horny pro-Israel teen, and how/why he started to drift away from the cause. Subscribe to hear it:
Feb 09, 2017
Episode 79 - Our Values Are Under Attack feat. Tim Heidecker (2/6/17)
The genius Tim Heidecker is on the show, we talk about Alex Jones selling out, comedy in the age of Trump, and President Hamburgler wandering around the White House in the dark with old cartoon-style pajamas and a candle. We conclude with a new entry of "True Allegiance," with a special reading from Tim as Brett Hawthorne.
Feb 07, 2017
Episode 78 Teaser - JFK Every Day
UPDATE: We unlocked the whole episode, listen here. We're releasing a section of this week's premium episode because a shitload of protests have happened since we recorded our interview with Matt Taibbi and we want everyone to be able to hear and talk about it.
Jan 31, 2017
Episode 77 - No Country For Gorilla Men feat. Matt Taibbi (1/29/17)
Our old pal and first mega-guest Matt Taibbi returns to the trap to talk about Week Zero of Trump's reign, his new book about the past year of campaigning, and causes for hope now that the liberal dream is over.
Jan 29, 2017
Episode 76 Teaser - The Moonshine Nerd
Wednesday night, subscribe to hear the thrilling conclusion to last week's premium episode:
Jan 24, 2017
Episode 75 - Mr. Chapo Goes To Washington (1/22/17)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The full trap in effect, plus special guest Sam Kriss (@sam_kriss), all of us covering the inauguration of President Wario. Weak chinned neo-Nazi Richard Spencer got his head caved in, protesters burned a limo, Colby became an anarchist, irony was shot through the head, and the gang went to Red Lobster for a lovely meal.
Jan 23, 2017
Episode 74 Teaser - Capone Speakeasy
A taste of our new, apparently hit episode where Virgil made us all play Call of Cthulhu. Subscribe to hear it:
Jan 19, 2017
Episode 73 - Better Call Saul Alinsky feat. Bill Corbett (1/15/17)
Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Bill Corbett stops by the mansion to join us in pummeling the life out of conservative entrepreneur and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza's stupid and bizarre documentary "Hillary's America." The movie is obviously racist and creepy and hilarious and the only accurate costumes were KKK robes. It was an honor to do a show with Bill and he is now our FailDad.
Jan 16, 2017
Episode 72 Teaser - Pee Doors Down
Chait hate and hyping President Wario's inaugural cover band lineup. Subscribe to hear it:
Jan 14, 2017
Episode 71 - Crapo Cat House: The Half-Lost Episode feat. Alex Nichols (1/9/17)
Brendan’s computer crashed so we lost half of our first recording for this episode, but all the good parts were mostly salvaged, as well as a bad part where Amber’s cat takes a wicked shit that smelled horrible and we whine about having to deal with it. The second half was recorded the next day and it’s our second official reading of Ben Shapiro’s catshit novel “True Allegiance.” Ultimately everything turned out alright. Here's Alex's piece on Kurt: Brock Winthrop:
Jan 05, 2017
Episode 70 Teaser - Will's Disclaimer (1/4/17)
Podcasts are not politics. Politics is politics.
Jan 03, 2017
Episode 69 - Angela & Strawberry feat. James Adomian (1/2/17)
We're all hungover from ringing in Year Zero and rusty from vacation but returning guest James Adomian (@JAdomian) stops by to put us off on the right foot. We talk about our callout on the Michael Rapaport podcast, Dan Nainan's Tesla show, Mike Cernovich's new brain crystal products, and Josh Marshall accidentally tweeting lesbian porno while trying to advocate a new Cold War. Buy James's new Trump vs. Bernie album:
Dec 30, 2016
Episode 68 - Applebee's Christmas Spectacular feat. Kath Barbadoro (12/23/16)
In this magical Christmas episode Kath Barbadoro joins us again to talk about the Lynchian underbelly of New Hampshire, political economy, the embarrassing turn at Mother Jones, and the really just fantastic and affordable meals on offer at our favorite neighborhood bar & grill, Applebee’s. We finish off the year with a scintillating reading from Ben Shapiro’s racist and poorly-written novel, “True Allegiance.” Enter code "CHAPO" at to buy $50 in Gift Cards & get a $10 Bonus Card FREE. Here's the article by Naomi LaChance:
Dec 23, 2016
Episode 67 - The Swordfish Episode (12/18/16)
Nick got a new huge TV and we were all hungover so we leave Swordfish (2001) on during the recording. We talk about Battlefield Earth, the inane Eric Garland tweetstorm, and the DSA. In the middle of the episode, Nick makes another cameo by hovering behind Will and eating a massive carrot and it makes Brendan laugh. We're sorry that this is not as profound as the Adam Curtis episode.
Dec 18, 2016
Episode 66 Teaser - Enter The Chomo Promo Code
This week's guest, author and conspiracy theory-enthusiast Jacob Bacharach, begins to explain the wild world of "Pizzagate" to the gang. Subscribe to hear it:
Dec 15, 2016
Episode 65 - No Future feat. Adam Curtis (12/12/16)
We got to interview one of Will’s favorite filmmakers Adam Curtis about his new movie HyperNormalisation. We talk about Trump, the curse of bloodless liberalism, science fiction, Escape From New York, living in the Zone, and tough medicine for the left. Adam was extremely nice and is now Chapo UK correspondent. We also plug our friend Katie Halper's live show and party this Wednesday, 12/14 at 7pm: And this book of Juggalo photography by Daniel Cronin: And this graphic novel, "Laid Waste" byJulia Gfrorer:
Dec 12, 2016
Episode 64 Teaser - The Ten Krackel Commandments
We read from the Caleb letters again. Matt laughs harder than any episode we've done. Subscribe to hear it:
Dec 05, 2016
Episode 63 - SuccessFail: The McMegan Story feat. @TheShrillest (12/4/16)
First we talk to Ezekiel Kweku of MTV about his diagnosis of the Democratic Party's failure this year, how they can beat white nationalism next time around, and the Æon Flux animated series. Then the full Chapo team assembles to tackle the book "The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success" by Bloomberg View blogger and chronically wrong person Megan McArdle. It's a horrible dumb book and everyone gets mad at Will for making them read it. Ezekiel's piece: Real Ames Hours on McArdle's portfolio:
Dec 04, 2016
Episode 62 Teaser - Do You Hear The Dirtbags Sing
As we walk through Rod Dreher's criticism of the show, Amber makes fun of Felix's love of Les Mis. Subscribe to hear it:
Nov 28, 2016
Episode 61 - Who Makes The Nazis? feat. @RickyRawls (11/24/16)
A Turkey Day treat for all! Our pal T (@RickyRawls) stops by the Park Slope Mansion to discuss his run-ins with the Anime Nazis/alt-right, their racial narcissism, and how Leon Festinger's "When Prophecy Fails" applies to Democrats after the election upset. We also wonder why Mike Pence even wanted to see Hamilton in the first place. Here's an interview with T on the alt-right:
Nov 23, 2016
Episode 60 - Off-Off-Broadway feat. Erin Gloria Ryan (11/20/16)
This is Chapo season 2. Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) of the Daily Beast stops by to chat about the Hamilton Incident, Trump and Chris Christie's breakup, conservative protest and comedy, and martial arts in the age of Trump. Also we talk about our latest press clip in the New Yorker, in which Matt, Felix and Will are rendered in watercolor.
Nov 16, 2016
Episode 58 - We Live in The Zone Now (11/12/16)
Will, Matt, Felix and Virgil wake up in The Zone to take in the election results, process the shock, and accept Bill Mitchell as our new dad. More importantly, we discuss the failures of America’s expert/lanyard class, liberal ass-covering, the impotence and irrelevance of the Democratic Party, and our new purpose and priorities under the coming Trump regime. Reasons to be scared, reasons for hope, and assurance that we’re still ready to ride with you all every day.
Nov 12, 2016
Episode 56 - Under Seige 3: Before Year Zero (11/7/16)
On the eve of Year Zero, Will, Felix, Matt and Brendan make last minute predictions, discuss the 100% clean comedy of 35-year-old Dan Nainan, and throw the spotlight on the incriminating Satanic emails discovered in the Podesta leaks. We also discuss Brendan’s latest article for Deadspin about the strange case of natsec tough guy Robert Caruso. Finally, Matt’s wife Carolyn jumps on the mic and we play the highlight reel of our “The Day the Clown Cried” interview with the Free Beacon’s Matthew Walther. BUY TIX for CHAPO ELECTION NIGHT PARTY in NYC: For the full Matty Walther experience, click here:
Nov 06, 2016
Episode 54 - Trap House of Horror: Tha Hanging Boyz feat. Kath Barbadoro (10/30/16)
It’s a very special, very spooky Halloween Chapo: Comedian Kath Barbadoro (@kathbarbadoro) joins us with a full deck of tarot cards to plug us into the dark spirit world and foretell the fate of Chapo, Hillary Clinton, Ron Fournier, and the world itself, in 2017. We also mourn the spooky death of Vine, unpack the new, spooky Anthony Weiner news for Hillary fans, and discuss the spooky concept of grave robbing as cultural appropriation. Have fun on fight night, just don’t let us catch you in bed with a goblin.
Oct 28, 2016
Episode 52 - Dirty Wars 2: Rise of McRaven feat. Jeremy Scahill (10/23/16)
This is the story of a podcast. This week, the Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill (@jeremyscahill) joins Chapo to discuss the war in Yemen, Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy, drones, assassinations, and MSNBC green room gossip. But what the hosts of the show didn’t realize, was that they were being watched… BECOME A GREY WOLF:
Oct 24, 2016
Episode 51 Teaser - Little League of the South
Joined by Katherine Krueger (@kath_krueger), we discuss bedwetter politics, Bill Mitchell's Yahoo Answers and contribute new lyrics to the Hamilton canon. Subscribe for access to premium episodes:
Oct 21, 2016
Episode 50 - AKP 50th Episode Ergenekon Extravaganza feat. @KarpMJ (10/17/16)
Love those boys: On our 50th episode, we recall our humble beginnings and listen to messages of love and devotion from friends of the show. The meat of the show is a sprawling interview with historian Matt Karp, about America's slaveholding empire, horrible Civil War movies like "Gods and Generals," the Sanders Truth Squad, and new Chapo staple, Caleb. Lastly, we plug our upcoming show at Caroline's on Wednesday for the third debate on 10/19, and announce a very special Election Night Live Show in NYC. Buy Tickets for Caroline's Show: Become a Grey Wolf on our 50th show: Matt's book:
Oct 15, 2016
Episode 49 Teaser - Letter From Caleb
Will introduces us to Jeff Jacoby and his beloved son Caleb, whom the Boston Globe writer pens an open letter to each year in his newspaper column.
Oct 12, 2016
Episode 48 - A Problem From Heck feat. @ChMadar (10/9/16)
Enter the Trap, this week with Chase Madar (@ChMadar), civil rights attorney and writer as he talks about the inhumane side of the human rights industry. We talk about the botched Colombian referendum, the role of human rights experts in legitimizing war, and the intellectual poverty of Samantha Power and her book, "A Problem From Hell." Then, dessert: Trump's hot mic, Republican crackup, and the eventual septic breakdown of the Alt-right.
Oct 09, 2016
Episode 46 - No Cucks In A Foxhole feat. @JAdomian (10/4/16)
Popular humorist James Adomian (@JAdomian) joins the Trap this week to discuss Chris Christie's 9/11 Memorabilia Raffle, Jesse Ventura's "Conspiracy Theory," Dilbert, Garfield, and his impressions of Slavoj Zizek teaching sex ed and alt-right Paul Giammatti. Plus, Felix gets written up in the New Yorker and Alex Jones embraces a new Pan-African political philosophy.
Oct 03, 2016
Episode 44 - The Gowanus Ideas Festival (9/26/16)
2016, NEW YORK CITY -- Flanked by Virgil Texas and Sam Kriss, the Chapo boys storm Genius HQ in New York, NY for a sold-out, anti-papist extravaganza. A night of revelry: Celebrity readings of David Brooks and Boss Douthat, the premiere of "Over the Top," the first piece by Chapo Motion Pictures, a psychotherapy break between Sam and Carl Diggler, and a public struggle session after the boys are legally required to share angry messages of the Trap's answering machine. The link to the short film, password, "chapo": NEXT: Come to Caroline's Monday, 9/26, for Chapo vs. The First Debate.
Sep 24, 2016
Episode 42 - Uber for Ubermenschen feat. @nkulw and @EdZitron (9/18/16)
Hello, I'm Chapo Cab. We're taking you to the future in a very special tech show! First, Noah Kulwin (@nkulw) explains the rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes and how to make a living camming in your part-time Uber gig. Next, Ed Zitron (@EdZitron) joins us for a reading series, translating the Daily Beast's insane article urging the formation of a Silicon Valley paramilitary cell to wipe out democracy. We also debut the trailer for a new and exciting project of Chapo Motion Pictures, "Killer App." BECOME A GREY WOLF: BUY TIX TO OUR SATURDAY LIVE SHOW:
Sep 18, 2016
Episode 39 Teaser - Dance For Temujin
In this teaser for 'sode 39, the gang reacts to the sheer wokeness of casting John Wayne as Temujin, a 50-year-old white man in the role of a 25-year-old Mongol. Tartars -- it's like the sauce, Pilgrim.
Sep 13, 2016
Episode 40 - Sborts Night feat. @GregHoward88 (9/12/16)
Oh say can you see, the New York Times Magazine's Greg Howard (@GregHoward88) stops by the Trap to discuss sporpsballs, Colin Kaepernick, Marc Cuban, and questions surrounding Chuck Johnson shitting on the floor in college. Then the boys discuss the latest paper smeared in snot by Dennis Ross, a glowing review of Saudi Arabia in the Washington Post, followed be a dip into the Chapo Mail Bag. COME SEE CHAPO LIVE ON 9/24: Here's Greg's latest at the NYT Magazine: Become a Grey Wolf, like Greg: Here's Dennis Ross doing what he does best:
Sep 09, 2016
Frost/Christman-Episode 3- Olympia
On this episode Amber and Matt commemorate the end of another magical Summer Olympics by doing what comes natural: talking about Nazis. They discuss Leni Riefenstahl's documentary about the 1936 Berlin games Olympia as well as Stephen Hopkins' 2016 Jesse Owens biopic Race. Then, to cleanse the palette, they talk about everyone's favorite Olympics movie, 1993's Cool Runnings. Grab some podcast gold!
Sep 06, 2016
Episode 38 - Elevator To Heaven feat. @HengeveldMaria (9/5/16)
This week we talk to journalist Maria Hengeveld about her new piece in Slate covering Nike's supply chain and embrace of the "Girl Effect," which has allowed female Vietnamese workers to lean in without the distraction of a living wage. Later, we talk about the dorks on the alt-right and their nemeses, and ours, on the elevator-right, i.e. the pear-shaped Catholic failsons who suffer from chronic public entrapment. Maria's piece in Slate: Become a Grey Wolf and get a premium extra episode every week:
Sep 04, 2016
Frost/Christman-Episode 2- The Legend of Curly's Gold
In this episode Amber and Matt go through some of their favorite movies and out themselves as Philistines. Camp! Action! Gremlins! Robotic Cops! The dark era of Quentin Tarantino rip-offs! Abandon all hope, cineastes!
Aug 30, 2016
Episode 36 - Dear Gulen feat. @Lfeatherz (8/29/16)
This week, we have a long chat with Liza Featherstone, journalist, advice-columnist and editor of "False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton." Liza walks us through the Democrats tepid opposition to Trump and his band of Pepes, trickle-down feminism, and a finale feating a live advice call-in from readers of the Federalist and Dear Prudie.
Aug 29, 2016
Episode 34 - Masculinity For Boys (8/22/16)
In this week's adventure, we return to the Chapo Bends the World segment after a Trump adviser turns out to be a card carrying Pepe. Milo's college scholarship ripoff provides another test for the Gorilla Mindset. And finally, a David French reading series and a dive into the Chapo Mail Bag. Become a Grey Wolf: Sam Kriss's Milo dispatch: The Bloomberg Walmart piece: The Milo scam:
Aug 22, 2016
Episode 33 Teaser - Special Agent Steve Bannon
With guest Libby Watson (@libbycwatson): Donald Trump's campaign is dying and he wants to be surrounded by loved ones; new campaign chair Steven Bannon cosplays being Lincoln; Wonkette drops some "thinkerings" on Juanita Broaddrick and rape; and the Cato Institute is waging crusade to unleash the private sector/cousin marriage. BECOME A GREY WOLF AND HEAR IT AND ALL PREMIUM SODES:
Aug 18, 2016
Frost/Christman- Episode 1 - All the President's Men/The Parallax View
On the inaugural episode of Frost/Christman, Amber and Matt discuss a time in America when rampant paranoia and distrust in government and corporate institutions generated a wave of thrillers about the malevolence of the Powers that Be. With special attention paid to the Alan Pakula duology of ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN and THE PARALLAX VIEW, as well as 70s fashions, horny journalists, and weed-dealing movie producers.
Aug 16, 2016
Episode 32 - Suicide Is Shameless feat. @MattVBrady (8/15/16)
In this suicode, the original Chapo Film Crew reunites with Matt V. Brady (@mattvbrady) and commits suicide over the sick, demented and flat-out twisted SuiCiDe sQuAd. The making of the film was Hollywood's Vietnam; the plot of the film was written by a divorced PUA; and the characters in the film are bold racist stereotypes. Take the red pill and join Jared Leto in his beautiful dark twisted wankery. Check out the Chapo/Street Fight concert film, enter the code "chapostick"for $3 off: Join the Chapo Nation and get a premium episode every week:
Aug 14, 2016
Episode 30 - FREEWAY ROSS DOUTHAT Pt. 2: Tha Harvard Plug
In episode 30 we rejoin the adventures of Ross Douthat Boy Detective with a little help from our producer, Brendan James aka @deep_beige. First we discuss the headlines that mattered this week, such as Rich Piana's divorce, an article about us, and Brendan's latest piece in Slate. But the true meat of this episode is the grandest Chapo Reading Series yet -- a return to the source, the Book of Ross, "Privilege," which we first unearthed all the way back in Episode 3. Having mastered the initial texts of Douthat, we dive deeper into the record of his life and loves at Harvard, his hatred of birth control, and his fevered visions of jihadists killing goth kids in Boston. Brendan's piece in Slate on Cindy Sheehan: Shannon Strucci's YouTube: And her Patreon: The Chapo PASTE Magazine feature: BECOME A CHAPO SUBSCRIBER:
Aug 06, 2016
Episode 29 Teaser - Bourbonfinger
In these snippets from 'Sode 29's discussion of "London Has Fallen," we discuss the failed homoerotic tension between Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart, the piss poor, and the brave choice to cast Jeremy Clarkson as the British prime minister. SUBSCRIBE TO CHAPO AND GET IT:
Aug 03, 2016
Episode 28 Chapo Comes Alive! Teaser
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Aug 01, 2016
Episode 27 - Tomorrow Belongs To Them feat. @Bro_Pair (8/1/16)
After a week of fun in Philadelphia, we take sobering stock of what's left of the presidential campaign after the conventions with Dan O'Sullivan (aka @Bro_Pair). What can Umberto Eco teach us about Donald Trump and fascism and why do the Democrats and Hillary Clinton seem so unable to responds to the threat represented by a figure like Trump? Trigger Warning: Despair. Big thanks again to our hosts from Philly, @captainfreiheit & @BaltimoreMatt SUBSCRIBE TO CHAPO GET AN EXTRA SHOW A WEEK: Ellipsis... Gallery: Umberto Eco's "Eternal Fascism" :
Jul 31, 2016
Episode 26 - ReTHUGlican National CRIMEvention feat. @MurderBryan(7/25/16)
Hello Cleveland! In episode 26 we're joined by Pod-Brother and Alpha Anarchist, Bryan Quinby of Street Fight to discuss the RNC. Matt and Bryan deliver on the ground reporting from Monday's Alex Jones' "America First" rally. We talk about the Gunslingers, globalists, and other characters from the streets of Cleveland. Then we go inside the arena itself and discuss the major speeches to come out of last week; Rudy Guiliani's horrible teeth, Melania's plagiarism of the phrase "God Bless America!", The Benghazi operators, does Peter Theil speak in a German accent?, Ted Cruz refuses to be a servile puppy dog and the Big Daddy himself. What does this all mean? And why has Matt finally relented and used the F-word after witnessing all this? We close with a reading from the recently hacked DNC emails that reveal they need our help more than ever. SUBSCRIBE TO CHAPO GET AN EXTRA SHOW A WEEK: BUY TICKETS FOR OUR LIVE SHOW IN PHILLY 7/28:
Jul 25, 2016
Episode 25 Teaser - Give Your Money To Ghosts
In these snippets of premium episode 25, the Amber and the crew ridicule the naked consumerism fueling the Lady Ghostbusters PR campaign, debate the logical fallacies of the Ghostbuster universe continuity, and stir in anticipation of Lady Deadpool. Become a Chapo premium listener here:
Jul 22, 2016
Episode 24 - Gulens Gonna Gulen feat. @dwdavison9318 (7/18/16)
In episode 24 we return to our roots and discuss the failed coup attempt in Turkey against President Erdogon with Chapo Foreign Policy correspondent Derek Davison. We also preview the RNC in Cleveland and break down the doomed We Are The Left Manifesto. SUBSCRIBE TO CHAPO GET AN EXTRA SHOW A WEEK: BUY TICKETS FOR OUR LIVE SHOW IN PHILLY 7/28: Derek's blog:
Jul 18, 2016
Episode 23 Teaser - Dad Rock Of Ages
In these snippets from Episode 23, the boys touch on the key aspects of Mike Binder's 2007 opus, "Reign Over Me," such as Adam Sandler's manchild voice, lazy misogyny, poor writing, and the creator's reliance on overwrought dad rock.
Jul 15, 2016
Episode 22 - The Trap Is A MESS Feat. @VicBergerIV (7/11/16)
*Air Horn* In episode 22, we talk to Vic Berger the vine auteur who has created the definitive portrait of the 2016 election and look back at some of the most classic moments he's helped to immortalize: Jeb and the Moose, Martin O'Malley the Lifetime movie villian, Huckabee wet ribs, Trump *Air Horn* the bully, Ted Cruz's Jay Leno impression and general Eldritch horror. Plus, Bakker Buckets and Jimmy Fallon's death rattle on the Tonight Show. In the second half, we do a reading from "The Hobo Koran" aka John Kasich's first book "Courage is Contagious, and dive into the Chilcot Report and uncover the hidden connection between the War in Iraq and Michael Bay. Finally, we pay tribute to friend of the show Ross Douthat by way of Ridley Scott's masterpiece 'Blade Runner.' SUBSCRIBE TO CHAPO GET AN EXTRA SHOW A WEEK: BUY TICKETS AND T-SHIRT FOR OUR LIVE SHOW IN PHILLY 7/28: Links- Vic's Vine Channel: The Chilcot Report Section 4.3:
Jul 11, 2016
Episode 21 - Oaxaca Flacka Flame feat. @MexicAnarchist (7/8/16)
In this premium sode, the boys talk to Tony (@MexicAnarchist) about the Mexican government's largely underreported crackdowns on labor strikes by teachers in Oaxaca. On the brighter side, they talk about the 4th of July and the Mexican right wing, from Trump supporters to neo-Nazis.
Jul 07, 2016
Episode 20 - Chapo vs. Sherdog, UFC 200 feat. @JordanBreen
We are joined by's Jordan Breen, who along with Felix takes us on a journey through the culture and politics behind the weird world of MMA and the unique characters that populate this bloodsport. Then, the boys take an online quiz devised by super race scientist Charles Murray to find out if we are in touch with mainstream white America. SUBSCRIBE TO CHAPO TO GET ODD # EPISODES: BUT TICKETS NOW FOR CHAPO + STREET FIGHT LIVE IN PHILLY FOR THE DNC: links- Felix in Deadspin on the oddballs of MMA: Charles Murray's 'Do You Live in a Bubble Quiz':
Jul 05, 2016
Episode 18 - The Upset Guv'ner: De Crecio's Brexit Bungle feat. @jonathanshainin (6/27/16)
Allo' episode 18 it's gone up the apples 'n pears, innit? We debut the De Crecio radio play and talk Brexit. Naill Ferguson compares leaving the EU to leaving his wife after a riding accident put her in a coma. Jonathan Shainin tells us what this all means for House Lannister and the new King in the North. Back in the US, Matt takes us through the horror show that is this year's "Politicon", "the unconventional political convention". Then we revisit Rod Dreher's head canon and debut the Chapo Male Bag feature. SUBSCRIBE TO CHAPO TO GET ODD # SHOWS EVERY WEEK: Links:
Jun 27, 2016
Episode 16 - The Male/Female Radio Hour feat. @lhfang (6/20/16)
In episode 16, the Zoo Crew returns to prank call a fascist and the fallout from the alligator tweet threatens the future of another alpha male podcast. Then, we talk how to make it as a Washington lobbyist with Lee Fang of The Intercept and investigate Heather Podesta's work on behalf of Activis cough medicine. In the reading series we examine an epic two-part article into male horniness and female submission by virtue scold Dennis Prager and discover a level of sexual derangement unseen since William F. Buckley's sailboat. BECOME A CHAPO SUBSCRIBER FOR ONE EXTRA SHOW A WEEK Lee's articles on Heather Podesta and Purple Strategies: Dennis Prager's "Women Owe Me Sex":
Jun 20, 2016
Episode 14 - Chillin' In Cedar Rapids Iowa (6/13/16)
In episode 14. we get breaking news that Al Giordano declares war on Chapo...then we reconcile ourselves with Her...Ezra Klein debases himself...Michelle Goldberg has a moment of clarity...Peter Thiel has a vision of the future....and a top Pentagon official is a real stickler for parking rules. Support Chapo and Become a Member for bonus shows;
Jun 13, 2016
Episode 13- Justified But Woke feat. @ckilpatrick (6/6/16)
In episode 13, we're joined by Connor Kilpatrick, the H.B.B.I.C. (Head Bernie Bro In Charge) of Jacobin magazine to discuss his article on the abandonment of the white working class, the downward management of expectations by the Democratic party and deliberate raising of those by Bernie. We also update you on the now aborted David French presidential campaign and do a reading from someone who used to admire Bernie, but has since lost all respect. SUPPORT CHAPO BECOME A GREY WOLF: Links- Connor on the Democratic party and the white working class: "The Bernie Sanders I Thought I Knew Is Gone": OUTRO SONG: 'Country Dad' by Chudd Truckley -
Jun 06, 2016
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Jun 02, 2016
Episode 12 - Love That Ron feat. @VirgilTexas (5/30/16)
Here Come Dat Ron! O shit waddup. In episode 12 we are joined by @VirgilTexas to take a look Behind the Diggler. We examine the unholy trinity that gave birth to America's Most Accurate Political Pundit, Carl Diggler: Chris "The Fix" Cillizza, Mark Halperin, and the ultimate father of The Dig, Ron Fournier. We analyze Ron's "Influencer Theory" outlined in his book "Applebee's America" and the failure of We love that Ron. BECOME A CHAPO GREY WOLF; 1 BONUS SHOW A WEEK, $5/Month:
May 30, 2016
Episode 11 - Cranking the Donkey feat. Matt Taibbi (5/22/16)
In episode 11, Felix finally gets a real microphone and we're joined by Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi (@MTaibbi) to talk election stuff. Is the GOP dead? Or like 'The Thing' will it reform and spawn some new abomination? On the other side, why are Clinton supporters angrier now then they've ever been? Then, we break down everything you probably got mad at this week regarding The Bruenig Ultimatum and Scumbag Neera. BECOME A CHAPO GREY WOLF HERE: Links: Amber A'Lee Frost on the politics of vulgarity: Matt Taibbi:
May 23, 2016
Episode 10 - No FoPo, Fight the Blob feat. @dwdavison9318 (5/15/16)
In episode 10, we're joined by Derek Davison (@dwdavison9318)who voxsplains to us what the Iran nuclear deal is and breaks down a juicy New York Times Magazine profile of White House literary savage Ben Rhodes and his war against the DC Foreign policy establishment aka "The Blob." What is "The Blob"? What are its goals? Why is NYTimes reporter David Samuels such a goofy? Then, in the Chapo Reading Series, crazy person Rod Dreher relates a 100% true story from his friend "N." about a gang of transgenders talking filth at Captain America: Civil War. Links- NYTimes Mag profile of Ben Rhodes: Derek's response: David Samuels clapback: Derek's blog: Rod's friend goes to the movies:
May 16, 2016
Episode 9 - Trump Stakes or Election 2016: Age of Apocalypse (5/8/16)
In episode 9, we check in on boy wonder Ben Shapiro, put the baseball crank meme to bed, and Milo gets mad. Then, we discuss the ultimate triumph of Trump over the weak failsons of the conservative right and game out the general election. Then two quick interviews with Ben Carson on Trump's VP search and freelance camera man Matt Radican on actually filming the Erdogan street team's skywriting geno-lie party. links: Baseball Crank storify by @Odd_Hack
May 09, 2016
Episode 8- Children of Bruen feat. @ebruenig (5/1/16)
Baseball crank, Baseball crank, Baseball crank, Baseball crank, Baseball crank, Baseball crank, NYPD Dad, Baseball crank, Baseball crank, Baseball crank. In episode 8, Matt, Will and Felix are joined by Elizabeth Bruenig to talk #NerdProm, The Innovation Party, and what the deal with God is? Then in the Chapo Reading Series we peruse "Strip Club Ennui" ( by The Federalist's Daniel Payne. LInks:
May 02, 2016
Episode 7- The Prince and the Egg: An Anil Dash Adventure (4/25/16)
In a jam-packed episode 7, Matt, Felix and Will count down the top 40 most unbearable voices in the world and give the crown to Ben Shapiro, who is also confused by how public restrooms work. Then, the boyz break down the result of the NY State Primary and ponder whether the Sanders campaign offers any hope for the future or if we're all doomed. We also break down the Turkish government's and the Erdogan's Street Team's latest antics in the streets and skies of NYC. We follow up with Kev "Fat Dracula" Williamson and join Anil Dash and John Podhoretz in mourning the loss of Prince. Links: Armenia Geno-Lie Sky-Writing: Kev Claps Back; John Podhoretz, the most prolific and acerbic wit on twitter: Produced by Ben Dreyfuss
Apr 25, 2016
Episode 6- Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Development feat. @MattVBrady (4/18/16)
In episode 6, Felix, Will, and Matt are joined by Matt "The Australian Plug" Brady (@MattVBrady) to call out snakes and haters like Steve Richter and DemocratMafia from the comment section of our Mediaite profile. (Our lawyers have been notified and we will sue all our haters into oblivion.) Then, we break down Zack Synder's magnum opus BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT. Topics include: why there was no 9/11 trigger warning in this movie, the incel/volcel analysis of superheroes, and the indisputably true fact that this movie was a Psy-Op propaganda film funded by Erdogan and Turkish deep state. Finally, we pay tribute to our producer @Deep_Beige by *ironically* threatening pudgy, fedora wearing, Daily Beast TV Re-capper and son of Howard, Marlow Stern.
Apr 18, 2016
Episode 5 - What's So Civil About War, Anyway? feat. @Carlbeijer (4/10/16)
In episode 5, Felix and Will go to the premiere of a television series, then Felix goes solo to a John Kasich event in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Then, we are joined by @CarlBeijer to game out the coming #tcot rebellion/Second Civil War and the possibility of the Rascal Scooter demographic waging a successful irregular war against the most powerful nation state in human history. We close out with a reading from friend of the show Kurt Schlichter and some "letters home" from the front lines. NOTE: Due to technical issues related to the Menaker family mountain estate, our audio is worse than our usual horrible quality and Will is MIA for the last third of the show. Links: @Carlbeijer's take on the second civil war: Kurt Shitler's take on the second Civil War: Prod. by @Deep_Beige
Apr 11, 2016
Episode 4 - Bernie Blanco From The Bronx (4/3/16)
On Episode 4 @willmenaker, @cushbomb and @ByYourLogic discuss: -Felix's on the ground reporting of the harassment he witnessed at the Bernie Sanders rally in the Bronx. -How Scalia's gorging saved public sector unionism in America -Donald Trump: The Abortion Punisher -Turkey's President Erdogan and his street team turn the Brookings Institute into his Trap House -Carl Diggler calls in to discuss EgyptAir hijacking and Cypriot family court. -Community-based pod-living experience -Jonathan Chait and contemporary American liberalism: the best of all possible worlds. links- Pod living: Scalia eats 50+ oysters, makes others do the same: Intro and Outro Music: Salute to El Chapo and 1 In Da Chamber pt. 3 by DJ Smokey Extra thanks to Brendan James (@Deep_Beige) for producing
Apr 04, 2016
Episode 3 - Freeway Ross Douthat Sailboat Dope (3/27/16)
On our Easter/Purim Episode we're joined by Brendan James aka @deep_beige, media reporter for International Business Times to discuss his Hanni-date with Fox News' Sean Hannity, a man who loves hitting the heavy bag, working on his core and his new 10pm slot. Then we have a reading from Ross Douthat's 2005 book "Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class" where Ross relates a story about going on sailboat outing with a handsome older man. Brendan's Sean Hannity Profile: Ross's Boat Trip: @willmenaker, @cushbomb, @ByYourLogic, @deep_beige
Mar 27, 2016
Episode 2 - We Need to Talk About Kevin- aka Enta Tha Dungeon (3/19/16)
In episode 2 of CHAPO TRAP HOUSE... -Matt, Felix and Will talk about the end of everything fun in the 2016 election and the likely advent of Hell on Earth. -Matt goes to a Trump rally outside Cincinnati. -The National Review's Kevin D. Williamson tells poor white people to pull up their damn pants and other conservative strategies for reaching out to their inferiors. -Ben Shapiro leaves Breitbart and a "pro-Israel" robot harasses students at Brown. -We also break down the phenomenon that is HAMILTON and why our media and political elites love this corny bullshit. -And as a bonus, we threaten Ben Dreyfuss and then ask him for money.
Mar 20, 2016
Episode 1 - THA SAGA BEGINS (3/12/16)
In the inaugural episode of the Chapo Trap House Podcast, Felix Biederman (@ByYourLogic), Matt Christman (@Cushbomb), and Will Menaker (@willmenaker) discuss logical fallacies and take a sideways glance at a wacky week in US politics that saw Bernie win Michigan, Hillary support the Contras and Reagan's AIDS policies, and Trump getting kicked out of Chicago. We also game out the possible post politics career of Marco Rubio and pledge our support to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. All this plus much, much more.
Mar 14, 2016