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Subscribers: 5006
Reviews: 47

your mom
 Jun 13, 2020
lots of good, varied, content. from This is Sus to inciteful interviews on a variety of topics, it truly is a Chapo Trap House

 Mar 28, 2020
Bernie lost to a guy who is in clear cognitive decline. lol. Dumb leftists making 6 figures and living comfortably in Brooklyn lecture black people about what is best for them.

Bernie bro
 Mar 6, 2020
it's good but gets old. too little content to justify patreon.

 Feb 17, 2020
guys help I slipped on a banana peel and now I'm a Marxist

 Feb 10, 2020


Podcast by Chapo Trap House

Episode Date
454 - November Rain (9/14/20)
We discuss Biden’s attempt to court the youth vote by assembling the Adventures and fighting the Hungry Games, then read a truly demonic piece on corporate spiritual advisors. Also, of course, Guns N’ Roses 1992 monster power balled hit “November Rain”. Thanks to YouTube user sonnymcs for the joe biden vapor wave track “S C R A N T O N R O O T S”.
Sep 15, 2020
BONUS: Will interviews Delaware Senate candidate Jessica Scarane
Will talks to Jess Scarane, who is challenging incumbent Chris Coons for a U.S. Senate seat in Delaware. They discuss Delaware’s unique importance as a state, the limits of “compromise,” building power for progressive policies, and how to lift voters’ expectations for what they can demand from their politicians. Get involved with Jess’ campaign here:
Sep 13, 2020
452 - Sucker-Bait feat. Derek Davison & Daniel Bessner (9/7/20)
We’re joined by Foreign Exchanges’ Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner to discuss Trump’s troop-disrespecting, Austrian domination of the Balkans, who the REAL losers and suckers are, and the roll of the military in America’s declining empire. Please subscribe to Foreign Exchanges on substack:
Sep 08, 2020
450 - In The Bubble feat. Patrick Redford (8/31/20)
Defector’s Patrick Redford stops by to talk the (hopefully likely) fall of JKIII, NBA strikes, and whether robots go to hell. Check out for all your sports blog and media needs:
Sep 01, 2020
449 Teaser - Felix WILL Move to Minnesota for a Debate
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Aug 28, 2020
448 - Real Steel America (8/24/20)
It's a classic Will-less episode that kind of goes all over the place as we review the speakers list for this week's RNC. We talk about like, cars and tort reform a bunch, as well as a rising star in Republican politics. We'll be covering the RNC all week on Twitch from 9-11pm E.S.T. over on
Aug 25, 2020
446 - Reversal of Alan (8/17/20)
We review the 1990 Barbet Schroeder film “Reversal of Fortune,” covering Alan Dershowitz’s representation of Danish vampire Claus von Bülow after he is accused of murdering his wife. Needless to say this depiction of Dershowitz raises a few eyebrows 30 years down the line. Keep your eyes on this Tuesday and Wednesday for coverage of the DNC.
Aug 18, 2020
444 - The Rats are Coming feat. Ike Barinholtz (8/10/20)
Friend of the show Ike Barinholtz(MADtv, Eastbound & Down, Suicide Squad) joins us to talk cartoons, the Shapiros, a reading series from our favorite Chicagoland OpEd writer, and of course to discuss long-term effects of exposure to The Joker.
Aug 11, 2020
UNLOCKED: 441 - Orange Julius or Hi-C and Turkey? feat. Adam McKay (7/30/20)
Writer and director Adam McKay (Vice, The Big Short, every movie you quoted endlessly with your homies ~2004-2012) stops by to talk film, the giant sucking memory hole of the Bush presidency, balancing humor with anger, and wrangling with SNL censors. Be on the lookout for a new season of Adam’s Jeffrey Epstein podcast coming up this September.
Aug 09, 2020
UNLOCKED 439 - Maple Gladio feat. Dan Boeckner (7/23/20)
Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, and Operators stops by to discuss some of the darker parts of Canadian history, including Mountie Gladio, Nazi connections in Ottawa, and Vancouver Island’s noted concentration of Satanists. Support Dan’s content over on Patreon:
Aug 04, 2020
442 - Battle Without Honor or Humanity feat. Derek Davison & Patrick Wyman (8/3/20)
Will’s away, but we’re joined by fan-favorite Derek Davison and host of the Tides of History podcast Patrick Wyman to discuss shrimp supply chains, the ongoing effects of the Bolivian coup, Israel and America’s militaries & the decline of empires. Derek and Patrick’s new writing substack: Bath Iron Works Strike Fund:
Aug 04, 2020
441 Teaser - Adam McKay & the Lying Bullshit Monkeys
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Jul 31, 2020
440 - Arm the Emus (7/27/20)
We start off this week looking at the roll of bullying in Massachusetts politics & the inauspicious beginning of the MLB season. From there we kind of transition into the ongoing normalization of COVID and Trump’s federal police goon squad in America. Then, after TTRPG’ing contested 2020 election scenarios, we kind of take a left turn towards Brazil’s Looney Tunes fascism, and stick the landing by reflecting on Mormons as the Perfect Americans.
Jul 28, 2020
438 - They Moved the Moon feat. Séamus Malekafzali (7/20/20)
R.I.P. Michael Brooks. Felix casts a protection spell on our sweet abuela Moon. Virgil breaks down Ilhan Omar’s “problem solving” primary challenger. Will administers Trump’s cognitive test on his cohosts. Then, Will and Felix talk to journalist Séamus Malekafzali about escalating tensions in Iran, Israeli training of U.S. cops, and the collapse of Lebanon’s financial sector. Support Ilhan Omar’s reelection campaign here: and find Séamus’ writing here:
Jul 21, 2020
Bonus: Nithya Raman’s Runoff Return
Candidate for LA City Council Nithya Raman returns to the show to talk to Will about making the runoffs in her race, addressing LA’s homelessness in the time of COVID and taking on entrenched police power in the wake of June’s George Floyd protests. Join Nithya at the March for Mely starting 2pm Sunday, July 19th, at the Northeast LAPD (3353 N. San Fernando Rd.) station and ending at the Trader Joe’s in Silverlake. Donate to Nithya’s campaign: Volunteer for the campaign:
Jul 17, 2020
437 Teaser - America's Army Online
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Jul 17, 2020
436 - Consider the Lobster feat. David Roth (7/13/20)
David Roth’s back to help us continue examining the cursed aesthetics of Trump-world food, the ongoing COVID disaster, the eternal relevance of Starship Troopers, and the Beautiful Boaters. David’s Starship Troopers piece:
Jul 14, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 11 – Queer Eye
Ben and Palma of Seeking Derangements join Felix to examine several episodes of the hit Netflix reality makeover show “Queer Eye” Find Seeking Derangements on Apple: Subscribe to Seeking Derangements on Patreon:
Jul 09, 2020
434 - Project for a New American Lincoln (7/6/20)
We take a look at The Lincoln Project, a new political ad PAC founded by never-Trumpers taking aim at Donald Trump by bringing their conservativism into the open willing arms of the Democrats.
Jul 07, 2020
433 Teaser - Epic Bus Stop Man
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Jul 03, 2020
432 - Entourage Every Day feat. Adam Friedland (6/29/20)
Adam stops by to lament the untimely end of HBO’s Entourage, and demand its return under a Biden administration. We also talk about the thing with the Russian bounties, Obama’s re-emergence from retirement and Kevin D. Williamson’s weird fixation on leaf blowers.
Jun 30, 2020
Bonus: My Podcast with Wally feat. Wallace Shawn
Will discusses socialism, art, and the affects of their shared upbringing with playwright, actor and essayist Wallace Shawn.
Jun 28, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 10 – Billions, ep. 1: “Piss Dads”
Felix and Amber review the first episode of Showtime’s 2016 financial crime drama series “Billions”.
Jun 26, 2020
430 - Beltway Garage: Redemption (6/22/20)
Matt and the prodigal Virgil return to the Beltway Garage to take a look at the state of the presidential race, tomorrow’s primaries in New York and Kentucky, and the slew of Qanon supporters running for office in 2020.
Jun 22, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 9 – Ray Donovan
Felix reviews the first episode of Showtime’s long-running crime drama “Ray Donovan”
Jun 16, 2020
428 - No Crying in Raceball feat. Jen Pan (6/15/20)
We’re joined inside our Cry Cube by the New Republic's Jen Pan to examine the current non-fiction best-seller, Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility.” You can find Jen's review of White Fragility here:
Jun 16, 2020
426 - Musings (6/8/20)
Chris picks Matt’s mind on a few topics from our rapidly evolving political moment, and some topics Matt’s brought up in his recent live streams.
Jun 09, 2020
424 - When Will They Shoot? (6/1/20)
We discuss the ongoing protests and subsequent police violence across America. Directory of community bail funds: Split donation between 39 community bail funds:
Jun 02, 2020
UNLOCKED: 423 - Targets (5/28/20)
Got a lot of requests to unlock this one, so here it is: Minnesota Freedom Fund donations: We discuss the murder of George Floyd by MPD officer Derek Chauvin, and the subsequent civil unrest in Minneapolis. Will introduces us to Dave Grossman, a former Army Ranger goon whose seminars are used to teach cops to kill instinctively and indiscriminately. Finally, we take a look at Trumps order to protect the posts. Dave Grossman’s Bulletproof Warrior training:
May 30, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 8 – Oz
Felix and Matt discuss the groundbreaking HBO drama “Oz”
May 29, 2020
Bonus: The Jakarta Method feat. Vincent Bevins
Will and Matt talk to journalist Vincent Bevins about his new book “The Jakarta Method,” detailing the U.S.’s involvement in the mass killings of leftists in Indonesia in the 60’s, and how it set the stage for American-backed violent anti-communist action throughout the cold war. Buy The Jakarta Method: Follow Vincent on twitter: Outro is Shark Move's "Evil War" off the excellent Indonesian 70's psych-rock comp "Those Shocking Shaking Days":
May 27, 2020
422 - Can We Beat 9? (5/25/20)
We take a look at the myriad goofs and spoofs Joe Biden produced on his Breakfast Club interview last Friday. We then consider the relative “manly” appeal of Trump to his male base through Tom Nichols’ Atlantic piece “Donald Trump, the Most Unmanly President”
May 26, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 7 – A Million Little Things, Part 2 feat. T & Jack Wagner
Felix is joined by Yeah, But Still's Jack Wagner and T from Champaign Sharks to discuss ABC's hit dramedy "A Million Little Things". Yeah, But Still on Soundcloud: or subscribe to their premium feed: Champaign Sharks on Soundcloud: or subscribe on Patreon:
May 22, 2020
420 - White Lines feat. Stavros Halkias (5/18/20)
Fan-favorite Stavvy Baby returns to answer pressing advice questions from (other people’s) mail bags. We then look at Nebraska senator Ben Sasse’s dismal commencement speech to divine the future of the Republican party. Check out Stavvy Solves Your Problems Friday nights on or catch up on YouTube here: The Trumpified Independence Day video Will & Matt reference in this:
May 19, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 6 – Council of Dads, Part 2 feat. Lucy Biederman
Felix and his sister Lucy continue their examination of NBC's dramatic television series Council of Dads. Subscribe to Lucy's newsletter here: And read the poem Lucy mentions:
May 15, 2020
419 Teaser - Masterclass: Daddy Issues
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May 15, 2020
418 - The Cool Zone feat. Steven Donziger (5/11/20)
Will interviews Steven Donziger, a human rights attorney who has been under house arrest since August as a result of his work to prosecute oil giant Chevron for their reckless polluting of the Ecuadorian Amazon. It's a wild case that offers a lot of grave visions of the future of the U.S. legal system, so give it a listen. Afterwards, Will, Matt and Felix goof on an 80 ft.-tall holographic Biden and the decline of American empire. To take action to help Steven and to learn more about the case, go to To donate to Steven's legal defense fund, go to You can follow him on Twitter: @SDonziger.
May 12, 2020
417 Teaser - Hollywood vs. Upton Sinclair
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May 08, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 5 – This Is Us, Part 2
Felix continues his reviews the of the hit 2016 NBC dramedy "This Is Us".
May 06, 2020
Bonus: The Greypill feat. @hayleyglyphs
Will and Hayley discuss the pentagon's recently declassified UFO videos, the history of aliens in American culture, and what to do when you Want To Believe.
May 06, 2020
416 - Operation: Guaido (5/4/20)
We pledge eternal fealty to our beautiful "boaters." We also take a deep dive into an amazing bungle in the jungle, and examine Joe Biden's digital strategy of emulating c.2013 Upworthy. [sorry about will's audio in the beginning, we had a bit of a Zoom goof but it gets fixed halfway -ed.]
May 05, 2020
Bonus: This Is Sus 4 – The Slap
Felix and Will review the 2015 NBC family drama miniseries event "The Slap."
Apr 28, 2020
414 - Noise Kills feat. Seeking Derangements (4/27/20)
We're joined by Palma and Ben Mora of Seeking Derangements to read Letters to Cuomo, discuss NY State's cancellation of its Democratic primary, discuss Zeke Emanual's advice to kill yourself, and learn about an old friends' out-of-the-box strategy for defeating COVID. Check out Seeking Derangements here: and here
Apr 28, 2020
413 Teaser - The Martyred Operator
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Apr 24, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 3 – A Million Little Things feat. Jack Wagner
Felix and Yeah, But Still's Jack Wagner discuss ABC's hit dramedy "A Million Little Things". Why not check out Yeah, But Still: or subscribe to their premium feed:
Apr 22, 2020
412 - Protests of the Dead (4/20/20)
In a 4-quadrant Chapo, we make broad generalizations about various regions of America and their respective snack foods, make fun of a pundit's bizarre and inept behavior online, gawk at MAGA-realm apocalyptic stupidity, and finally examine liberal vacuousness from a new writer earning their first-time Reading Series Author challenge coin. Here's the gofundme to support the Teamsters COVID protection fund Amber mentions at the end of the episode:
Apr 20, 2020
Bonus: Teamsters Delivers the Goods
Amber is joined by Matt Maini, a teamster and UPS worker from Local 251 in Providence, RI to discuss the challenges workers in the Teamsters union face due to COVID-19, how the union is fighting UPS for increased protections, and what you can do to support laborers during the pandemic. Here's the gofundme to support the Teamsters COVID protection fund:
Apr 15, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus 2 – Council of Dads feat. Lucy Biederman
Felix and his sister Lucy report on NBC's new dramatic television series Council of Dads. Check out Lucy's book, "The Walmart Book of the Dead" here:
Apr 14, 2020
410 - Memento Bernie (4/13/20)
Bye bye, Bernie. Links to things we mentioned in here:Jacobin's panel discussion "Bernie, South Carolina & Black Voters": @criticalbitcast/ to check out our guest spots on their TTRPG show and their charity stream this week. to join in on Episode 1's charity stream this Saturday And as always, &
Apr 14, 2020
409 Teaser - Proof 66
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Apr 10, 2020
Bonus: We Are Sex Podcasters feat. Bryan Quinby
Will and Bryan discuss Tipper Gore's 1987 screed against "porn rock" and various other moral affronts of the 1980s. We talk hair metal, politicized outrage, anger's role in society, and of course, 9/11 & "limited hangouts".
Apr 09, 2020
408 - Death is Not the End (4/7/20)
The Dry Boys discuss the news of the day: Boris Johnson's hospitalization, that navy guy's firing, embracing the sweet death of coronavirus for the eternal glory of leader Trump, Bolsonaro on a trampoline, that sort of thing. Please consider giving to the Emergency Release fund to bail out prisoners in NYC jails:
Apr 07, 2020
Bonus: This is Sus
Felix reviews the first two episodes of the hit 2016 NBC dramedy "This Is Us".
Apr 04, 2020
407 Teaser - Lucas' "Interesting" Ideas
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Apr 03, 2020
Bonus: Pillow Talk feat. Tim Heidecker
Friend of the show and America's #1 annual comedian Tim Heidecker stops by to talk Trump's various COVID-related bungles, and examine the life of Mike Lindell - The MyPillow Guy. Check out Tim's new show Beef House on adult swim: And Tim's podcast Office Hours:
Apr 01, 2020
406 - The Hospital feat. John Pearson (3/30/20)
We check in on how COVID-19 is affecting some important locations and people in the greater chapo-verse. Then we're joined by Oakland-area nurse John Pearson to discuss how the response to the COVID pandemic reflects the greater industrial and political failings of the American healthcare system. Plugs from John: - PLEASE sign the CA statewide healthcare workers’ demand petition, people can read and sign here:  - To follow what’s happening on the front lines of the COVID crisis where I work follow my account @oaklandnurse on twitter and instagram - Our union chapter facebook page run by rank & filers, with more COVID photos and content: @ahsseiu1021.ourvoice and insta @ahs_seiu_1021_
Mar 31, 2020
404 - Mother Mother Please! (3/23/20)
Alright so we're now all officially remote, so we're back to Chapo season 1 style recording. We try to game out how the various stakeholders in our government will try to balance human lives against keeping the economy humming along, as well as discuss the various challenges and potential opportunities that come from social distancing and, like, just not going to work can present. Also, some movie recommendations.
Mar 24, 2020
403 Teaser - Lil' Paul Begala
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Mar 20, 2020
Blowback: Iraqnophobia feat H. Jon Benjamin & James Adomian
To listen to Blowback now, sign up for a free month of Stitcher Premium at with the code 'BLOWBACK'. The show will be available to listen everywhere in June. In this primer episode, Brendan and Noah drag the Iraq War out of America’s memory hole. Discover the American psychosis that infected the country post-9/11. Meet the rogues’ gallery of the Bush administration and the Saddam family. Enjoy Saddam's "re-election" campaign song from 2002. Subscribe to the show here with the code "BLOWBACK" for a free-month of Stitcher Premium: Featuring special guests H. Jon Benjamin and James Adomian.
Mar 17, 2020
402 - G.I. Joe Biden Goes to Baghdad feat. Brendan James and Noah Kulwin (3/16/20)
We're joined by Outline editor Noah Kulwin and erstwhile Chapo producer Brendan James to discuss the debate between Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, Democrats' tepid response to coronavirus, and their new podcast "Blowback", a reexamination of the Iraq War. Find everything you need to know about Blowback here:
Mar 17, 2020
BONUS - Beltway Garage: Reboot feat. Branko Marcetic (3/15/20)
Defying quarantine Matt and Virgil go to back to work tuning up electoral politics. Can Bernie still win? Will we all die? Does Biden know how to open PDF? Our greased up pundits go under the hood to find the answers to those questions and more. Later they speak with Branko Marcetic, writer for Jacobin and In These Times and author of Yesterday's Man: The Case Against Joe Biden. Don't bother buying tickets for our NYC live show because it will be cancelled, unless you're just really into getting refunds. (Also the Roger Rabbit screening is cancelled, but you could have guessed that.)
Mar 15, 2020
401 Teaser - Madam Secretary Too-Damn-Real
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Mar 13, 2020
400 - The Stand (3/9/20)
This is a very complicated case, you know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. We're doing a show at Murmrr in Brooklyn this April 22nd, come thru:
Mar 10, 2020
399 Teaser - B v. B
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Mar 05, 2020
398 - Live from San Francisco: Mind Palace of Fine Arts feat. TrueAnon (3/2/20)
Our live show from the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, featuring Brace Belden and Liz Fanczak of the TrueAnon podcast.
Mar 03, 2020
397 Teaser - Football 4 the People
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Feb 27, 2020
396 - Live from San Diego: Masterclass Mode (2/24/20)
Our live show from the Observatory North Park in San Diego. We are doing live screening and talkback of Good Vibes at the Iowa State Fair this coming Monday, March 2nd at New Parkway theater in Oakland, CA. If you're in the area, please come thru!  Tickets here: For reference: Pete's Blackout Video: Trump & Bloomberg Get Hotdogs:
Feb 25, 2020
394 - Debbie Just Met My Dad (2/17/20)
We tried to take a break from our intense election coverage eps and do a silly one, but we couldn't refrain from getting conspiratorial & angry about Mayor Pete and Mike Bloomberg. Bookended with our mandatory review of a DC Movie property and a discussion of Barstool Sports taking on domestic Gladio to try to keep things light. Just a few tickets left for upcoming shows in Las Vegas and San Diego! Pick up new designs and newly restocked chapo merch!
Feb 17, 2020
393 Teaser - Bad News Hughes: Primaries Fever
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Feb 14, 2020
392 - Live from New Hampshire: Full Rat Mode (2/10/20)
Our live show from Derry, New Hampshire. Defeat the Rat, get this bread. Shout out to Matt Kowalski ( for the Low Hopes Remix and twitter user @FilbertNuts for the Rat Mode graphic. TOUR DATES: ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades
Feb 10, 2020
UNLOCKED: 391 - Bernie Won (2/5/20)
We celebrate Bernie's victory in the Iowa Caucus. TOUR DATES:ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades
Feb 05, 2020
390 - Live from Iowa City: Solidarity Forever (2/3/20)
The first 45 minutes and last 45 minutes of our nearly 3 hour show in Iowa City  on Feb 1.  Between canvassing and caucusing didn't have much time to edit this one, so it's dangerously uncut. Also the poor hosts couldn't hear the song on stage while singing, please forgive us coming irresponsibly close to posting cringe for Bernie. TOUR DATES:ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades
Feb 04, 2020
UNLOCKED: 389 - Game It Out (1/31/20)
We gaze in to the multiverse of electoral possibilities stemming from this inspiring, terrifying singular moment. CANVASSERS PARTY @ Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines TOUR DATES: ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Derry, NH Feb 9, @ Tupelo Music Hall Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades
Feb 02, 2020
389 Teaser - Opening The Door
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Jan 31, 2020
388 - A Perfectly Frumulent Episode (1/28/20)
As we enter the home stretch before the first votes are cast, attacks are heating up against Sanders and his campaign. Are any of these lines of attack worth an ounce of attention? Listen to find out! (no) Hey, why not subscribe to our youtube channel to get that 100k trophy?? TOUR DATES: ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Iowa City, IA Feb 1, @ Englert Civic Theater Derry, NH Feb 9, @ Tupelo Music Hall Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Los Angeles, CA Feb 25 @ Lodge Room (2 shows!) Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades San Francisco, CA Feb 29 @ Palace of Fine Arts
Jan 28, 2020
387 Teaser - New Royal Family
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Jan 24, 2020
Bonus: Will Interviews Nithya Raman
Will talks to candidate for Los Angeles City Council, District 4, Nithya Raman. The discuss LA's housing crisis, socially just solutions for homelessness, and the right wing's increasingly cruel campaign against America's homeless.  Live in LA and wanna support Nithya's campaign? Come to their benefit show at the El Rey with Reggie Watts, Kristen Schaal, Paul F. Tompkins, and more: Follow the campaign on twitter: @nithyavraman
Jan 22, 2020
386 - Brother Magic feat. Josh and Benny Safdie (1/20/20)
We discuss various colorful local New York personalities with the Safdie Brothers (as well as their new film, Uncut Gems) COME SEE US ON OUR TOUR OF PRIMARY STATES!  ALL TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Iowa City, IA Feb 1, @ Englert Civic Theater Derry, NH Feb 9, @ Tupelo Music Hall Las Vegas, NV Feb 18, @ House of Blues San Diego, CA, Feb 23, @ The Observatory North Park Los Angeles, CA Feb 25 @ Lodge Room (2 shows!) Sacramento, CA Feb 28 @ Ace of Spades San Francisco, CA Feb 29 @ Palace of Fine Arts
Jan 20, 2020
385 Preview - D'Artagnan!
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Jan 17, 2020
384 - Beltway Garage: Warren Strikes Back (1/14/20)
Matt and Virgil once again venture under the hood of politics, this time joined by TV’s Will Menaker. The gang talks Matt and Virgil’s surreal encounter with Beltway insiders, possible Iowa caucus outcomes, Warren’s low blows against Bernie, and this week’s final debate before voting starts. Matt & Virgil on the Skullduggery podcast (starts at 37:00): Preorder Good Vibes at the Iowa State Fair: Tickets for live shows in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada: Register for an absentee Iowa caucus:
Jan 14, 2020
383 Teaser - The Left Can't Meme
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Jan 10, 2020
382 - Falcon Seeks Falconer feat. Briahna Joy Gray (1/6/20)
We vent about Iran, the catastrophic implication of the Trump administration's actions, and the effects on the world in general and US politics specifically. SPEAKING OF, we're then joined by Bernie Sanders' national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray to discuss the state of the Sanders campaign and what YOU can do to help out TODAY. So, listen up screwheads, this is what you gotta do: Bernie volunteer options, in order of importance: 1. If you’re in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, or South Carolina: - find an event near you: - Download BERN and add everyone you know and ask them to support Bernie:  2. If you’re not in one of those first four early states, the most important thing you can do is get to one of those first four early states, especially IA and NH. Take the “Bernie Journey” and travel there to knock on doors:  3. If you can’t get there in person, make calls to early states. We have a huge goal of 5 million calls before Iowa. You can do it on your own from home, there’s a chatbox if you need help, and there’s a community on Slack of other callers to talk to. 4. If you don’t like making calls, join our texting team. It’s like tweeting but you’re convincing actual voters and is very easy. 5. If you live in a state that votes on Super Tuesday (AL, AR, AS, CA, CO, MA, ME, MN, NC, OK, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT): - find an event near you:  - And make sure you download BERN to organize your friends and family members for Bernie:  All volunteer options are also listed here:
Jan 07, 2020
Bonus: So, I Just Watched 300... feat. Derek Davison
Felix and Derek discuss the Trump administration's assassination of Qasem Soleimani and what it means for the future of the region and US foreign policy. Subscribe to Derek's newsletter here: Felix shouts out a twitter account in this ep, this is that twitterer:
Jan 06, 2020
380 - Our Dumb Decade (12/30/19)
We recap and review the 2010's. SEE US LIVE:Feb 1 - Iowa City, IA - Englert Civic TheaterFeb 9 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Music HallFeb 18 - Las Vegas, NV - House of BluesALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT
Dec 31, 2019
378 - The Story of Coach O (12/23/19)
Dispatches from the posting wars; Debates wrap up; Klobmentum; Some end of  year self-congratulations; TOILETS!; Rod and the Archdruid. TOUR dates for Iowa, New Hampshire (and coming soon Las Vegas):
Dec 24, 2019
377 Teaser - Crazy Bernie
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Dec 20, 2019
376 - Imagine A World Without (12/17/19)
Look, it's been a rough week for us. 2/3rds of us are just returning from a demoralizing trip to cover the UK's dismal elections, the other 1/3rd are recovering from an elating weekend in wonderful Buffalo, NY. We will be bringing full-spectrum analysis/catharsis of the UK election returns later this week, but for now, we try to keep a stiff upper lip about the still very-real chances for left electoral success in the Democratic primaries. And finally, we try to imagine a democratic party without lawyers, consultants, bankers, officers, prosecutors...Buttigieges.
Dec 17, 2019
374 - Perverts of Interest (12/9/19)
Virgil, Matt and Amber break down the state of the UK election from their embedded elections headquarters in London. Tickets to our UK election special shows: volunteer for jez (he’d do it for you) Listen to Don  "Bad News" Huges podcast:
Dec 09, 2019
373 Teaser - McKinsey on ICE
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Dec 06, 2019
372 - Karmala Police (12/2/19)
We take a look at Elizabeth Warren's declining poll numbers and Kamala Harris' fizzling campaign, and wave goodbye to Steve Bullock and The Admiral. So with the field narrowing, we must also consider Ross Douthat's backhanded case for Bernie, and wait patiently for the Klobuchar Moment. UK Mini-Tour: 2nd show added in London December 10th! Tickets still available for all shows, London 12/9 + 12/10, Liverpool 12/11! Come thru!
Dec 03, 2019
370 - WeWork Will Set You Free (11/25/19)
Amber talks us through the saga of WeWork, another in a long line of dumb tech start ups headed by a dumber leader emblematic of our dumbest economy. We then help talk you through some potential political minefields of your upcoming Thanksgiving Dinner Tables. WE ARE RETURNING TO THE UK FOR ELECTION SHOWS! LONDON 9 Dec., LIVERPOOL 11 Dec., TICKETS HERE: Amber's WeWork piece in Jacobin: WeWork umbrella thread: [editor's note: sorry about the slight audio issues in this episode and the last. working to fix our recorder asap, bear with us.]
Nov 26, 2019
369 Teaser - Jack Ryan Is A Terrible CIA Agent
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Nov 22, 2019
368 - High, High Hopes feat. Kathryn Ledebur (11/18/19)
We talk to the Andean Information Network's Kathryn Ledebur about the ongoing political crisis in Bolivia. We also discuss Elizabeth Warren's dud of an M4A proposal and Mayor Pete's difficult week and mysterious career. Finally, just a dollop of Epstein coverage with a look at Prince Andrew's excellent work clearing the air for the royals on the BBC last week.
Nov 19, 2019
367 Teaser - P2
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Nov 15, 2019
366 - The Terminal (11/12/19)
Chapo Trap House provides commentary on the following issues: the coup against president Evo Morales in Bolivia; a libertarian spree shooter in Chile; the entrance of diminutive billionaire Michael Bloomberg into the Democratic presidential primaries; Bill Gates and his money; whether Democratic presidential candidates should "try harder", or something; the ongoing beatz crisis of the the Eurozone.
Nov 12, 2019
365 Teaser - Fake Nuclear
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Nov 08, 2019
364 - Human Deadspinality Project feat. David Roth (11/4/19)
We discuss Neon Genesis Evangelion through the lens of Liz Warren's Big Structural Bailey. Fan Favorite David J. Roth returns to discuss the life and death of, and what it tells us about American private equity. We also speculate what sporting events Donald Trump might & might not get boo'd at.
Nov 05, 2019
363 Teaser - Exposing a 14/10 Heckin Good Woofer
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Nov 01, 2019
362 - Wet Sauce feat. Kenzo Shibata (10/28/19)
We catch up on President Trump's recent cavalcade of triumphs and humiliations. We're then joined by CTU member Kenzo Shibata to discuss the Chicago teacher's strike, what the union is fighting for, and what they're up against. Finally, we finish with a little lesson from Eric Trump on Marcus Aurelius, and the meaning of "hypocrisy". Please consider supporting & reading more on the teachers' strike: Bread for Ed gofundme: A piece Kenzo wrote on the context of the current strike: A history of CORE and Karen Lewis: A thread on one of Lori's ghouls, if you're ready for some game theory
Oct 29, 2019
360 - Bernie Blanco Goes to Queens feat. Matt Karp (10/21/19)
We're joined by Matt Karp to discuss realigning the democratic coalition and Bernie Sanders' recent blockbuster rally in Queens. Check out Matt's piece in Jacobin here: here:
Oct 22, 2019
359 Teaser - Joker's Mask with Slavoj Žižek
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Oct 17, 2019
358 - World on a Wire feat. Naomi Klein (10/14/19)
We're joined by author Naomi Klein to discuss climate change, a green new deal and what it must include, and new developments in responses to ecological crisis from both the right and the left. Check out Naomi's new book "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal" here: And if you're in NYC, consider stopping by our launch party for the paperback edition of The Chapo Guide to Revolution, this Wednesday at Powerhouse Arena
Oct 14, 2019
357 Teaser - Urban Guy vs. Flyover Man
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Oct 11, 2019
356 - Sympathy for the Joker (10/8/19)
The Chapo Group has assembled a roundtable of experts to answer the simple, yet essential question of our day: is there a Joker crisis in America? Featuring Jacobin's Jen Pan, Cum Town's Nick and Adam, and of course, a remote piece from our international film critic, Matt V. Brady.
Oct 08, 2019
Bonus: The Bernie Sanders Interview
Continuing Chapo's coverage of the race for the White House, Virgil sits down with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss current affairs.
Oct 04, 2019
355 Teaser - Bad News Hughes
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Oct 04, 2019
354 - Thou, Nature, Art My Goddess (10/1/19)
Back from the rejuvenating sea air of beautiful Atlantic City, we find the correct take on impeachment, consider Trump as a tragic Shakespearean hero, and immolate ourselves in the wicker man of New Climate Paganism. Tickets for Goth Socialist Variety Hour at Littlefield: The paperback edition of the Chapo Guide to the Revolution:
Oct 02, 2019
Bonus: Tabletop Game Theory Origins: Mr. Jeffstein's House (9/30/19)
Our play of Call of Cthulhu live at Columbus Theater in Providence, R.I. August 23rd, 2019.
Sep 30, 2019
353 Teaser - No One Sam Should Have All That Power
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Sep 27, 2019
352 - Rod Dreher's The Exorcist II (9/24/19)
There's a lot of stuff going on in the primaries that mostly reminds us of stuff that's happened before, and also Trump's probably done more crimes, but it's important to stay focused on what matters. And what matters is that Rod Dreher has finally updated us on his friend's wife's very serious, very real exorcism. Catch up on Rod Dreher's the Exorcist Pt. 1 here:
Sep 24, 2019
351 Teaser - The Depths of Perversion
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Sep 20, 2019
Bonus Interview: Tom O'Neill and Chaos
We talk to journalist Tom O'Neill about his book uncovering new theories on Charles Manson, MKUltra, the CIA, and the war against counter-culture & the left in the 1960's. Featuring special guest host Noah Kulwin, an editor at The Outline.
Sep 19, 2019
350 - Gotta Have My Pop! (9/16/19)
We examine Joe Biden's "Corn Pop" saga through the lens of a few classic Chapo characters, then lament how Biden's long history of seemingly genuine nice guy-ness is undercut by his equally long history of shit politics. Also, the President just fully admits that Saudi Arabia directs our foreign policy by fiat, so that's cool and good. Watch our Necronomicon Call of Cthulhu show here on youtube: Catch Felix's Fighting in the Age of Loneliness screening & Q&A here: And get tickets to see Felix with the Yeah, But Still boys in DC this friday here:
Sep 17, 2019
349 Teaser - Uncle Magic in the Club With Your Father, Also Named Jerry Falwell
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Sep 13, 2019
348 - Dragged Across Concrete feat. Marcus Barnett & Osita Nwanevu (9/9/19
We hear from our UK correspondent Marcus Barnett, and attempt to make any sense of anything going on with Brexit. We're then joined by the New Republic's Osita Nwanevu to hear about his experience watching David French and Sohrab Ahmari debate whether liberal civil society should continue to exist if it means we are threatened by Drag Queen Story Hour. Osita's New Republic piece:
Sep 10, 2019
346 - Twisted Tales (9/3/19)
Will was out of town and Chris was at a wedding, so it's up to Matt, Felix and Virgil on the sticks, running the show and recording themselves for a freewheeling ep covering Beto, Brexit, Bret, Joker, Rego, and more.
Sep 03, 2019
345 Teaser - Conspiracy at the Highest Level
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Aug 29, 2019
AHOY!: The Joe Sestak interview
Attention, skippers. There is an Admiral on deck. Former U.S. Congressman, retired three-star vice admiral, and current candidate for Democratic presidential nomination Joe Sestak sat down with us in Iowa. In this special bonus episode, we discuss China, the world bank, Iran, medicare and the VA, and which boats are the best boats.
Aug 27, 2019
344 - Koch & Poll Torture (8/26/19)
The torture never stops. We cover Trump's plan to nuke the weather, Joe Walsh's presidential bid, a new poll that places Bernie at the top position in the democratic primaries, the unfulfilling death of David Koch, and finally, conservative faces.
Aug 27, 2019
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)
Come, contract Epstein Brain with us. Listen to Liz and Brace's new podcast here:
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: 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
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
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)
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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
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