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342 - The Cuts Stay In The Podcast (8/20/19)
We talk about a lot of shit in here, from Biden and Harris' flailing campaigns to Les Wexner's trust issues, and we even read some poetry. But mostly they requested I cut some potentially embarrassing moments and cursed ideas that I just didn't cut. Enjoy. COME SEE US PLAY CALL OF CTHULHU LIVE IN PROVIDENCE THIS FRIDAY:
Aug 20, 2019
UNLOCKED: 277 - Tabletop Game Theory Pt. VI: Musks of Nyarlathotep (1/3/19)
Come see Tabletop Game Theory live in Providence this Friday, Aug 23rd: whats up hoes. here to save your post christmas and new year's blues with part two of our Cthulu campaign. forget if this is the one where I display all time great rolling ability. oh yeah if you're Serbian or Armenian and your Christmas is in a few days enjoy this with your Yuletide joy. everywhere is Serbia or Armenia. let's go!
Aug 19, 2019
UNLOCKED: 275 - Tabletop Game Theory Pt. V: Musks of Nyarlathotep (12/27/18)
Come see Tabletop Game Theory live in Providence this Friday, Aug 23rd: Merry Gamesmas featuring James Adomian, David Kresses, Stavros Halkias, and Simone Norman
Aug 19, 2019
340 - A Big Bowl of Strawberry Ice Cream (8/12/19)
We catch up on Jeffrey Epstein's curious fate, discuss Joe Biden's wonderful brain, introduce a new character into Chapo canon, and describe what a "fair" is for our listeners who might not know. Thanks to @betaOdork for the Biden comp: Tickets to our Call of Cthulhu live play in Providence on Aug. 23rd here:
Aug 13, 2019
UNLOCKED: 335 - Shrugging Towards Bethlehem feat. Brace Belden & Liz Franczak (7/25/19)
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Aug 11, 2019
339 Teaser - Biden v. Trump
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Aug 08, 2019
338 - Live From Traverse City: Michael and We feat. Michael Moore (8/5/19)
Our live show from the Traverse City Film Festival, featuring Michael Moore, director of Roger and Me, Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko, and Capitalism: a Love Story. Tickets to our show in Des Moines, Iowa next Tuesday, Aug 13th: and Facebook event here:
Aug 05, 2019
337 Teaser - Kamala's Masonic Police
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Aug 02, 2019
336 - Neom 2049 feat. Glenn Greenwald (7/29/19)
We hear from Glenn Greenwald about the Intercept's work uncovering a massive judicial corruption scandal at the heart of the Bolsonaro regime in Brazil. Then to lighten things up, we take a look at Mohammed bin Salman's plan to do both the Jetsons AND the Flintstones in the middle of the Saudi desert, and read Toby Young's paean to the overt manliness of Boris Johnson. Show notes: Plugs: Catch our live show at the Traverse City Film Festival: We'll also be covering the 2nd Democratic Debates live from TCFF: Finally, come to Providence R.I. to see our live play of Call of Cthulhu there: Amber's Article in CJR:
Jul 29, 2019
335 Teaser - Tartaglione
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Jul 26, 2019
334 - American Mids (7/22/19)
We're trying to beat the heat ovah here in New York City, #1 city in temperatures baby! We talk Amber's trip to the Durham Miner's Gala, the Qanon vigilante who assassinated Gambino family crime boss Franky Boy Cali, and Josh Hawley's deranged blueprint for "National Conservatism". Catch our live show at the Traverse City Film Festival: We'll also be covering the 2nd Democratic Debates live from TCFF: Finally, come to Providence R.I. to see our live play of Call of Cthulhu there:
Jul 22, 2019
333 Teaser - They Have a Right to Sing and Dance
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Jul 19, 2019
Bonus: The Andrew Yang Interview
In the latest installment of Chapo’s Presidential candidate interview series, Virgil sits down with entrepreneur Andrew Yang. The two tackle Yang's views on entrepreneurship, automation, whether Virgil is good, and socialist critiques of his Universal Basic Income proposal.
Jul 18, 2019
332 - Fear of a Netroots Nation feat. Brendan James (7/15/19)
We here at your favorite politics/fast food review podcast went to Netroots Nation this past weekend in Philadelphia. Here is our report on what we saw. Catch our live show at the Traverse City Film Festival: We'll also be covering the 2nd Democratic Debates live from TCFF: Finally, come to Providence R.I. to see our live play of Call of Cthulhu there:
Jul 15, 2019
331 Teaser - Retiring Drone
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Jul 11, 2019
330 - Hunter on the Loose feat. Will Sommer (7/8/19)
We check in with Will Sommer for a first-hand account of Trump's wet 'n wild Tank Day celebration. We then spend the majority of the episode introducing Hunter Biden, a noble & troubled soul fighting to bring light into this dark world. Tickets to our August 23rd live play of Call of Cthulhu at Necronomicon in Providence, R.I. on sale now!
Jul 08, 2019
329 Teaser - McConnell: End of Compromise
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Jul 05, 2019
328 - Dios, Patria, Fueros, Rod (7/1/19)
It's an overstuffed classic Dry Boys™ ep, with dem debates wrap up, dem leadership incompetence, Bret Stephens' laziness, David Brooks' horniness, Sheldon Adelson's disgusting body, and the ever-bedeviled Rod Dreher.
Jul 02, 2019
Bonus: Gremlins 2 feat. Joe Dante
Our talk with legendary film director Joe Dante from our May 16th screening of Gremlins 2: The New Batch at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood California.
Jul 01, 2019
327 Teaser - We Have a Real Shot
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Jun 28, 2019
Bonus: The Marianne Williamson Interview
Thanks to a positive mental attitude and the power of good vibes, Chapo has landed its first ever interview with a Presidential candidate. Virgil and Matt have a spirited dialogue with fellow bestselling author Marianne Williamson about Marxist materialism versus the idealism in her campaign book A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution.
Jun 26, 2019
326 - Beltway Garage: Infinity Candidates (6/25/19)
Virgil and Matt take a look under the candidates' hoods, check their polling oil, and preview the first of the democratic primary debates, while examining the whole fleet for lemons. Which make and model democrat will run like a champ and will perform like there's sugar in their gas tanks? Find out in todays wonkomotive extravaganza. For live coverage of the actual debates, check out
Jun 25, 2019
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Tiffany Cabán
From Mike's Diner in Astoria Queens, Virgil talks to public defender and candidate for Queens District Attorney Tiffany Cabán. There are no jokes. To support Cabán's campaign, go to:
Jun 20, 2019
324 - Live from Dublin: Irish Valor (6/17/19)
Our June 9th live show from Liberty Hall Theater in Dublin. Settle down. For reference, video of the cop badge wall discussed in this show:
Jun 17, 2019
322 - Second Dark Age feat. Alan Moore (6/10/19)
We're joined by legendary author Alan Moore to discuss evil architecture, magic & political power, fate & free will, and the enduring appeal of Lovecraft.
Jun 10, 2019
320 - Live from Berlin: Der Fonkybeatz (6/3/19)
Our June 1st live show from Berlin, the heart of Germany's wonderful PLUR culture. We talk funky beats, the antideutsche political tendency, Austria's far-right government self-owning itself out of existence (also involves funky beats), and the Jewishness of Joe Biden.
Jun 03, 2019
318 - Rahm Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Neolib feat. Ryan Grim (5/27/19)
We talk to The Intercept's Ryan Grim about his new book "We've Got People," discussing the Democrats' reliance on big money and how it might be broken by mass-movement based politics. Rahm Emanuel is a central figure in Ryan's book, so we read from Rahm's new column in The Atlantic, ironically called "It's Time To Hold American Elites Accountable for Their Abuses." Finally, we introduce a new character into Chapo canon, NJ representative Josh Gottheimer. Few tickets left for our UK shows in Glasgow (6/3), London Early (6/5) and Manchester (6/7). Go to or for tickets.
May 27, 2019
317 Teaser - FaZe Buckley
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May 25, 2019
316 - PBS: Permanent Revolution feat. Hasan Piker (5/19/19)
We're joined by Twitch star Hasan Piker @hasanthehun to discuss draconian new abortion laws, the looming prospect of war with Iran, and using gaming streams to spread leftist views online. Finally, we read about from an old friend about the perpetual cultural revolution being forced on America by the rodents at PBS.
May 20, 2019
315 Teaser - Air America: Origins
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May 16, 2019
314 - What, Us Worry? feat. James Adomian (5/12/19)
Our friend James Adomian makes a rare in-person appearance to discuss Mad Magazine, Ben Shapiro being owned by an ancient British Tory, Biden's polls, UFO's and Peggy Noonan's musings on division. Check out James' new podcast The Underculture here: And see the return of Trump vs. Bernie at The Creek and the Cave in Long Island City this Saturday, May 18: Tickets still available for our shows in London and Manchester:
May 13, 2019
313 Teaser - Slate Cultural Cum Fest
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May 10, 2019
312 - Kenneth Friendly's Scorpio Smiling feat. Yael Bridge and Morgan Spector (5/6/19)
We talk to filmmakers Yael Bridge and Morgan Spector about their upcoming documentary "Socialism: An American Story." We also discuss the ongoing failed coup in Venezuela, Nancy Pelosi & Joe Biden, and Trump's assertion that PC culture is ruining horse racing. Support Socialism: An American Story here: Tickets for the May 16th screening of Gremlins 2 with director Joe Dante here: Tickets on sale for our European tour here:
May 06, 2019
311 Teaser - Toon Bullets
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May 03, 2019
310 - Marianne Mindset (4/29/19)
We take a good vibes tour through the most recently declared candidates in the Democratic primary, and discuss how Bernie's big money is wigging out the Wall Street squares. Tickets still available for our shows in Manchester (6/7) and Dublin (6/9 [nice]). And keep an eye out for a 2nd late show in London, all at Join the Marianne Mindset Movement here:
Apr 30, 2019
Bonus: Virgil Interviews John Cameron Mitchell on "Anthem: Homunculus"
Virgil talks to John Cameron Mitchell, creator of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and "Shortbus," to discuss his new musical narrative podcast, "Anthem: Homunculus". They also discuss being extremely online, the end of sex, and William S. Burroughs. You can find Anthem: Homunculus here: Tickets still available for our upcoming shows in Berlin, Glasgow, Manchester and Dublin at:
Apr 29, 2019
Bonus: Amber Interviews Vivek Chibber on "The ABC's of Capitalism"
Amber talks to writer and professor of sociology Vivek Chibber about "The ABC's of Capitalism," his new series of pamphlets for Jacobin. Vivek Chibber is the editor of Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy, which is published by Jacobin, along with The ABCs of Capitalism. You can pick up a copy of the ABC's of Capitalism here: Tickets still available for our upcoming shows in Berlin, Glasgow, Manchester and Dublin at:
Apr 29, 2019
309 Teaser - Dumb Prophet
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Apr 25, 2019
308 - There's Nothing Like a Dame feat. Nick Hayes (4/21/19)
Virgil corrects the record; we riff on the church thing from a week ago; we crow over two Grey Lady articles about the anti-Bernie crowd running scared; and Nick Hayes (@nickfromdetroit) sits in to talk about Means TV (@means_tv), a leftist streaming service. Means TV: Donate to Means TV: DecrimNY Fundraiser: Ithaca Show (4/26): Housing Works Trivia (5/1): European Tour (ON SALE FRIDAY): Sign Up For Our Newsletter:
Apr 21, 2019
306 - 2 Cities, 1 Cup (4/14/19)
We review Ben Shapiro's book "The Right Side of History". Tickets for our Cornell show on 4/26: Come see our May 1 Trivia Night at Housing Works in NYC: Dates, venues and tickets for our European tour will be posted soon at:
Apr 15, 2019
304 - Moby Dick Energy (4/8/19)
From time to time we deign to open our doors to you, dear listeners, to ply us with your burning questions. About the show, about the politics, about life and the future and I don't know about what ever other bullshit. This is one of those times. It's a Q&A episode folks, we love it!
Apr 09, 2019
302 - The Russia House feat. Matt Taibbi (4/1/19)
We're joined by Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi to discuss his new serial book "Hate Inc.", and the political media's many failings in covering Russiagate. Check out Hate Inc. here:
Apr 01, 2019
301 Teaser - Frederica Bimmel
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Mar 28, 2019
It's motherflippin' Mueller Time.
Mar 25, 2019
299 Teaser - Sexy Hamburglar & the Death of Hipsters
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Mar 22, 2019
Bonus: Will Interviews Kim Stanley Robinson with The Antifada
Will guest-hosts on The Antifada to interview legendary sci fi author Kim Stanley Robinson about: Fredric Jameson, Ursula Le Guin, Philip K Dick, post-capitalist futures, utopia, and psychedelic experiences Listen to The Antifada: Subscribe to The Antifada on Patreon: Follow The Antifada:
Mar 21, 2019
298 - The Israel Nerd feat. Eli Valley (3/18/19)
Eli Valley stops by to talk Ilhan Omar, Meghan McCain, Chelsea Clinton, and the latest act of fascist mass murder in Christchurch, NZ. Also Virgil solves the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Mar 19, 2019
Bonus: This Is Where I Leave EU
Amber interviews economist and author Costas Lapavitsas about the European Union, how it works, its problems, how it relates to Brexit, and how we might think of it from a leftist perspective.
Mar 15, 2019
297 Teaser - DBZ: Brexit
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Mar 14, 2019
296 - The Unsullied (3/11/19)
Topics include: Tucker Carlson, Redd Foxx, Meghan McCain, Mrs. Maisel, Yang Gang shit, Miami Pool Boys, 2 Samuel, and the Chinese Hand Job Scandal.
Mar 12, 2019
294 - CPAC: Judgment Days (3/4/19)
Our report on CPAC 2019.
Mar 04, 2019
293 Teaser - Love In The Time of Wonks
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Mar 01, 2019
292 - Hats Off to Larry feat. Larry Charles (2/25/19)
Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Borat, Curb Your Enthusiasm) stops by the trap to discuss his new docuseries, "Dangerous World of Comedy".
Feb 25, 2019
290 - Maximum Boot feat. Lyle Jeremy Rubin and Lyndon LaRouche (2/17/19)
Possibly deceased politician, economist, philosopher and musicologist Lyndon LaRouche* calls in to explain the secret KGB-House of Windsor population reduction cabal. We're then joined by writer Lyle Jeremy Rubin to fully dissect the resurrection of Max Boot, the enduring grift of the neocons, and how we must resist The Blob. Read Lyle's piece in the Baffler here: *James Adomian
Feb 18, 2019
289 Teaser - Conspiracy of Pitches
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Feb 15, 2019
UNLOCKED 287 - Killy Elliott feat. Jon Schwarz (2/7/19)
UNLOCKED Matt and Will discuss the life and career of Elliot Abrams, the newly appoints "special envoy" to Venezuela who may be the most evil person to ever serve in the US government, with The Intercept's Jon Schwarz Read Jonathan's piece here:
Feb 11, 2019
288 - So You Want To Start A Union feat. Brace Belden (2/10/19)
Longtime friend of the show Brace stops by to tell us about his work unionizing Anchor Steam brewing in San Francisco. We also talk about Amy Klobuchar's unique brand of "Minnesota Nice" and dealing with the latest round of attacks on Jeremy Corbyn. Sign the petition to support the Anchor Steam union: Crack open a cold one with the boys, and get it trending: #AnchoredInSF #AnchorUnion
Feb 11, 2019
286 - Soul Man (2/4/19)
We talk healthcare, the growing field of Democratic presidential candidates, and the gobsmacking prevalence of blackface in American culture. To support local theater, please subscribe:
Feb 05, 2019
Big Game Live Stream Promo
Tune in to this Sunday, Feb. 3rd for Chapo's first ever Big Game Halftime Show and Live Stream. Stream starts at whenever halftime is. Like 8:30ish? 9? I don't know, whenever the other one starts, don't ask us to clarify.
Feb 03, 2019
285 Teaser - Sorkin and Sullivan
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Jan 31, 2019
Bonus: Venti Schultz Roast (1/28/19)
In honor of his potential 2020 bid, here's our segment reading from billionaire bean man Howard Schultz's books, way back at our live show at the Vera Project in Seattle on March 30, 2018.
Jan 29, 2019
284 - Dave & Busters feat. Dave Weigel (1/27/19)
Maverick political reporter Dave Weigel drops by to discuss Trump's shutdown cave-in, Roger Stone's arrest, the potential candidacies of Bernie and Howard Schultz, and of course, Pizza Ranch.
Jan 28, 2019
283 Teaser - Bryan Singer Breaks Matt's Mic
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Jan 25, 2019
282 - Syzygy of a Down feat. Gillian Russom and Karla Griego (1/21/19)
Happy Blood Moon, all. Matt and Virgil break down reactions to the rude MAGA teen, and cover new entries into the rapidly growing 2020 Democratic Primary field. We're also joined by Gillian Russom and Karla Griego, two Los Angeles teachers, to discuss what's at stake in the ongoing L.A. teachers' strike. Please consider supporting the strike: UTLA strike fund: Tacos for Teachers California Educators Rising:
Jan 21, 2019
281 Teaser - Presidential Burger Report
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Jan 17, 2019
Episode 280 - MacKenzie's 60 Billion Dollar Challenge (1/14/19)
It's Bernie, Bitch. We talk Amber's new piece arguing the need to get behind Bernie. We also fantasize about what we'd do if WE were getting divorced from Jeff Bezos and end with another dark trip to Carcosa. Read Amber's Baffler article here: Once more:
Jan 15, 2019
279 Teaser - Don't Let The Big City Perverts Fool You
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Jan 10, 2019
Episode 278 - Vision 2020 (1/6/19)
What has happened before will happen again. What has been done before will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun. - Ecclesiastes 1:9 Welcome to 2019!
Jan 07, 2019
Episode 277 Teaser - The Nightmare of Lt. Felix Cumtree
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Jan 03, 2019
Episode 276 - Under the Hood at the Beltway Garage (12/30/18)
Chapo News Network senior political analysts Franklin Darrow and Taft Hartley run down the winners and losers of DC in 2018. Then, Matt and Virgil engage in a freewheeling discussion of predictions for 2019. New Years, baby, gimme dat new ass year.
Dec 31, 2018
Episode 275 Teaser - Dr. Pennyfarthing & the Cursed Record Store
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Dec 27, 2018
Episode 274 - Chapo Trap House Presents: It's A Willderful Life (12/24/18)
Merry Christmas! Here's our gift to the world: "It's A Willderful Life" A Radio Play By Chapo Trap House featuring the voices of: Will Menaker as Himself Virgil Texas as Himself/Clarence the Angel Amber Frost as Herself/God Matt Christman as Himself/Mr. Podder/Old Man Felix Beiderman as Himself Chris Wade as Himself/Podcast Inspector James Adomian as Bernie Sanders Katherine Krueger as Herself Adam Friedland as Himself Stavros Halkias as HImself and Nick Mullen as Himself/Tiny Dick Salesman
Dec 24, 2018
Episode 272 - The Butterfly Effect (12/17/18)
We examine Matt’s SNL martyrdom, continue to dance on the grave of the Weekly Standard, then ask: will anyone think of the butterflies?
Dec 18, 2018
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
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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
Jeremy Scahill Exposed by Chapo Trap House
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