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Chapo Trap House
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282 - Syzygy of a Down feat. Gillian Russom and Karla Griego (1/21/19)
Jan 21 • 83 min
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…
281 Teaser - Presidential Burger Report
Jan 17 • 3 min
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280 - MacKenzie’s 60 Billion Dollar Challenge (1/14/19)
Jan 14 • 74 min
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:…
279 Teaser - Don’t Let The Big City Perverts Fool You
Jan 10 • 4 min
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278 - Vision 2020 (1/6/19)
Jan 6 • 68 min
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!
277 Teaser - The Nightmare of Lt. Felix Cumtree
Jan 3 • 3 min
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276 - Under the Hood at the Beltway Garage (12/30/18)
Dec 31, 2018 • 68 min
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.
275 Teaser - Dr. Pennyfarthing & the Cursed Record Store
Dec 27, 2018 • 7 min
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274 - Chapo Trap House Presents: It’s A Willderful Life (12/24/18)
Dec 24, 2018 • 50 min
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.…
272 - The Butterfly Effect (12/17/18)
Dec 18, 2018 • 71 min
We examine Matt’s SNL martyrdom, continue to dance on the grave of the Weekly Standard, then ask: will anyone think of the butterflies?
270 - Beto Males feat. Liz Bruenig (12/9/18)
Dec 9, 2018 • 84 min
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.
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Yanis Varoufakis
Dec 6, 2018 • 26 min
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:…
268 - Condom Depot Presents: Fighting in the Age of Horniness feat. Jon Bois (12/2/18)
Dec 2, 2018 • 69 min
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:…
266 - Rod Friended Me (11/27/18)
Nov 27, 2018 • 82 min
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**)…
Bonus: Chris Talks Hurricane Relief & “Disaster Socialism” with Tallahassee DSA
Nov 22, 2018 • 43 min
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…
264 - The Golden Ones feat. Natalie Wynn a.k.a. ContraPoints (11/18/18)
Nov 18, 2018 • 76 min
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…
Bonus: Chris Discusses U.S. Navy Bombing of the Mariana Islands
Nov 16, 2018 • 36 min
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…
262 - Blood and Cheesecake (11/12/18)
Nov 12, 2018 • 83 min
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.
Bonus: Ham Man Bad
Nov 5, 2018 • 52 min
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…
260 - Wonk The Pain Away: An Election Special feat. Will Sommer (11/4/18)
Nov 4, 2018 • 111 min
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…
258 - Lesko’s Lament (10/29/18)
Oct 29, 2018 • 65 min
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:…
Bonus: Brazil feat. Ben Fogel (10/26/18)
Oct 26, 2018 • 50 min
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:…
256 - Ass, Grass or Sasse(10/22/18)
Oct 22, 2018 • 65 min
…no 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)
254 - Best of the Midwest: Columbus & Chicago feat. Brett Payne and Bryan Quinby (10/15/18)
Oct 16, 2018 • 102 min
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…
252 - Rod Dreher’s The Exorcist feat. Brett Payne and Bryan Quinby (10/9/18)
Oct 9, 2018 • 91 min
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…
250 - Big Dickinson Energy feat. Alena Smith (10/1/18)
Oct 1, 2018 • 88 min
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…
248 - Too Many Bretts! (9/24/18)
Sep 24, 2018 • 79 min
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,…
Bonus - Unions: They’re Good Folks! An Interview with Bhaskar Sunkara
Sep 22, 2018 • 34 min
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.
246 - Best of New England Live, Part 2 (9/19/18)
Sep 19, 2018 • 66 min
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…
246 - Best of New England Live, Part 1 (9/18/18)
Sep 18, 2018 • 105 min
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…
244 - A Nice Chill Show (9/11/18)
Sep 11, 2018 • 56 min
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…
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Cynthia Nixon
Sep 10, 2018 • 17 min
Virgil interviews Cynthia Nixon!
242 - Touched by a Funeral (9/3/18)
Sep 3, 2018 • 66 min
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…
240 - The Shittalk Express (8/27/18)
Aug 27, 2018 • 78 min
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239 Teaser - Prison Strike
Aug 25, 2018 • 8 min
Bonus: Chris Talks To Stonybrook Apartments Activists
Aug 23, 2018 • 33 min
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…
238 - The Mueller’s Tale (8/20/18)
Aug 21, 2018 • 86 min
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.…
Bonus: Interview with Parquet Courts’ A. Savage
Aug 18, 2018 • 56 min
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:
UNLOCKED - Amber Interviews Aaron J. Leonard
Aug 16, 2018 • 38 min
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:…
236 - Space Force: Mobile Infantry (8/13/18)
Aug 13, 2018 • 75 min
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…
234 - Congrat’s (8/5/18)
Aug 5, 2018 • 68 min
​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…
232 - America, You Sexy Bigfoot! (7/30/18)
Jul 30, 2018 • 83 min
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…
230 - A Colossal Wreck (7/22/18)
Jul 22, 2018 • 68 min
​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”…
Bonus: SEX! Now that we have your attention: Work
Jul 17, 2018 • 60 min
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,…
UNLOCKED episode 225 - The Poster’s Crusade (7/6/18)
Jul 16, 2018 • 75 min
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…
228 - Supreme Clientele feat. Elon Musk* and Ashley Feinberg (7/15/18)
Jul 15, 2018 • 82 min
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…
Bonus: Chris talks to Occupy ICE Portland
Jul 12, 2018 • 12 min
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:…
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Julia Salazar, LIVE!
Jul 10, 2018 • 59 min
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…
226 - Islands in the Stream (7/9/18)
Jul 9, 2018 • 87 min
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…
225 Teaser - LOOK HOW BAD I WANT IT (7/6/18)
Jul 6, 2018 • 4 min
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224 - Cortez the Killer feat. Trevor Beaulieu and Katherine Krueger (7/2/18)
Jul 2, 2018 • 83 min
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.…
BONUS - Behind the Laughter: Mike Reiss
Jun 29, 2018 • 62 min
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…
223 Teaser - A Light Somewhere Out There
Jun 29, 2018 • 1 min
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222 - RESPECT. feat. Adam Friedland and Mike Recine (6/24/18)
Jun 24, 2018 • 75 min
We talk to some friends of ours about the extraordinary film ‘Gotti’, but above all we must be loyle to our capos.
221 Teaser - Welcome to…The Villages
Jun 21, 2018 • 5 min
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220 - Camp Donald feat. Libby Watson (6/17/18)
Jun 17, 2018 • 79 min
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…
219 Teaser - RIP Krauthammer 40K
Jun 15, 2018 • 4 min
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218 - The President’s Neck Is Missing feat. David Roth (6/10/18)
Jun 10, 2018 • 89 min
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…
216 - First Time, Long Time feat. PFT Commenter (6/3/18)
Jun 4, 2018 • 87 min
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…
UNLOCKED - In Conclusion, Palestine is a Land of Contrasts feat. @Intifadarling (5/23/18)
Jun 1, 2018 • 55 min
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…
214 - 6 Weird Election Tricks That ACTUALLY Work! feat. David Faris (5/27/18)
May 27, 2018 • 70 min
​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…
213 Teaser - Israel’s Economic Exploitation of Palestine feat. @Intifadarling
May 24, 2018 • 3 min
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Bonus: Matt and Mike Duncan Talk “Revolutions”
May 23, 2018 • 54 min
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:…
212 - Borderline feat. Brendan James (5/21/18)
May 21, 2018 • 86 min
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…
211 Teaser - Requesting Immediate Evac From This Riff
May 17, 2018 • 3 min
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210 - ICE to See You feat. Jake Flores (5/13/18)
May 13, 2018 • 70 min
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…
209 Teaser - Barbara Ehrenreich on Medicating the Elderly
May 10, 2018 • 2 min
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208 - Donnie’s World Tour feat. Derek Davison (5/6/18)
May 6, 2018 • 64 min
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
207 Teaser - Trump Hires The Best People
May 3, 2018 • 4 min
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206 - Dry Boys Ride Again (5/1/18)
May 1, 2018 • 62 min
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.​
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Geneviéve Jones-Wright
Apr 30, 2018 • 56 min
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…
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Dan Canon
Apr 24, 2018 • 50 min
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…
204 - Comey the Clown feat. Katherine Krueger (4/23/18)
Apr 23, 2018 • 81 min
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:…
202 - Sgt. Anne Marie Slaughter feat. Dan Finn & Eric Blanc (4/15/18)
Apr 15, 2018 • 96 min
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…
201 Teaser - #ICleanUpGood-Gate
Apr 12, 2018 • 2 min
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:…
200 - The Jeffrey Goldberg Variations (3/9/18)
Apr 8, 2018 • 77 min
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…
199 Teaser - Matt V. Brady’s Ready Player One Review
Apr 6, 2018 • 3 min
@MattVBrady reviews “Ready Player One” Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes!
198 - Asked & Answered (4/3/18)
Apr 3, 2018 • 66 min
A very tired gang prepares to return home from their West Coast conquest and takes listener questions culled from the Chapo subreddit
UNLOCKED - Episode 197 - The YIMBY Failing Project feat. Shanti Singh (3/28/18)
Apr 2, 2018 • 71 min
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…
197 Teaser - Folks, We’re Bringing The Guilds Back
Mar 29, 2018 • 2 min
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196 Crazy Joe’s Folly
Mar 26, 2018 • 73 min
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
194 - F*ck 12 feat. Shuja Haider and Elon Musk (3/18/18)
Mar 18, 2018 • 79 min
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:…
192 - Spice World feat. Jacob Bacharach (3/10/18)
Mar 11, 2018 • 80 min
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 -…
190 - School’s Out feat. Michael Mochaidean (3/4/18)
Mar 4, 2018 • 77 min
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…
189 Teaser - Sgt. Prof. General Kelly feat. Patton Oswalt
Mar 1, 2018 • 3 min
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188 - Menaker Facts Stated feat. Daniel Menaker (2/25/18)
Feb 25, 2018 • 74 min
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…
187 Teaser - I Was a Teenage Dictator
Feb 23, 2018 • 3 min
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185 Teaser - Denis Peterson
Feb 19, 2018 • 3 min
186 - Executive Producer feat. Richard Wolff (2/18/18)
Feb 19, 2018 • 77 min
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:…
184 - The United States of Care Lords feat. Dino Guastella
Feb 11, 2018 • 85 min
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…
183 Teaser - GlenGreenwald Glen Ross
Feb 7, 2018 • 3 min
182 - Soup or Bowl?
Feb 5, 2018 • 85 min
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.…
181 Teaser - Imgur Technical School
Feb 5, 2018 • 2 min
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Bonus: Virgil Interviews Kaniela Ing
Jan 31, 2018 • 61 min
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.
180 - D Triple C 6 Mafia feat. Ryan Grim (1/28/18)
Jan 28, 2018 • 65 min
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. ​…
178 - Government Nutdown (1/22/18)
Jan 22, 2018 • 68 min
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…
176 - Any Port In a Stormy feat. Alex Pareene (1/13/18)
Jan 14, 2018 • 77 min
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…
174 - Ooohh Baby I Like It Raw (1/7/18)
Jan 7, 2018 • 71 min
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.…
173 Teaser - Officer Adam “Bright” Pachinko Machine
Jan 5, 2018 • 1 min
Orc Cop Adam Pachinko Machine walks the beat and takes down perps for Mother Subscribe to our newsletter:
172 - So It’s Come To This… (12/31/18)
Dec 31, 2017 • 86 min
… 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!
171 Teaser - Danger People & Ghost Warriors
Dec 28, 2017 • 2 min
A reading from Steven Seagal’s new novel “The Way of the Shadow Wolves” subscribe to our newsletter to read our Sex Diaries:
Chapo Trap House presents: A Christman Carol
Dec 24, 2017 • 44 min
169 Teaser - Hot for Mueller
Dec 22, 2017 • 3 min
Felix shares his sex fantasies about Robert Mueller. Subscribe to get more content like this today!
168 - Nut Neutrality feat. Sam Seder (12/17/17)
Dec 17, 2017 • 73 min
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:
167 Teaser - Victory Virgil
Dec 15, 2017 • 2 min
Virgil takes a much deserved victory lap and dances in the end zone, stunting on Matt and all the haters.
166 - The Water Genious feat. Nomiki Konst (12/10/17)
Dec 10, 2017 • 78 min
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…
164 - The Deficit Rag (12/4/17)
Dec 4, 2017 • 77 min
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…
162 - Arab Spring Breakers feat. GORKA (11/28/17)
Nov 28, 2017 • 69 min
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…
160 - Live at The Bell House (11/17/17)
Nov 20, 2017 • 83 min
Recorded live at the Brooklyn Pod Fest at The Bell House on 11/17/17
158 - Double Flynndemnity (11/13/17)
Nov 12, 2017 • 68 min
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,…
157 Teaser - Marcia Fudge & Minyon Moore
Nov 10, 2017 • 1 min
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:
156 - 38 Ways to Fix Puerto Rico feat. Aída Chávez (11/6/17)
Nov 6, 2017 • 84 min
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…
155 Teaser - Super Soldier Serum
Nov 4, 2017 • 1 min
Matt receives feedback from patriots about his Nov. 4th plans. Listen to Full Episode:
154 - Listening Tour (10/30/17)
Oct 30, 2017 • 61 min
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…
152 - Iran Off On the Plug Twice (10/22/17)
Oct 22, 2017 • 68 min
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…
150 - Get Kony feat. Tim Heidecker (10/14/17)
Oct 15, 2017 • 53 min
Recorded last week on Columbus Day with Tim Heidecker; we talk about comedy legends Colonel Sanders, Hugh Hefner, at Joseph Kony.
148 - Lost In The Sauce feat. Patton Oswalt (10/9/17)
Oct 9, 2017 • 68 min
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…
146 - Better Ingredients, Better Healthcare, Chapo John’s feat. Tim Faust (10/1/17)
Oct 1, 2017 • 67 min
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
145 Teaser - Global Strategy Art Of War Machiavelli
Sep 28, 2017 • 3 min
Derek educates us about Puerto Rico, North Korea, Iran deal stuff, and Saudi. We also interview Hillary Clinton Listen here:
144 - White Men Can’t Drumpf (9/24/17)
Sep 24, 2017 • 60 min
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
143 Teaser - The Da Vinci Load
Sep 21, 2017 • 2 min
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:…
142 - The Schlock Doctrine feat. Naomi Klein (9/17/17)
Sep 17, 2017 • 69 min
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:…
141 Teaser - Ted Hardcore feat. James Adomian
Sep 15, 2017 • 5 min
Ted Cruz (James Adomian) calls. Then they talk about political cartoons, I barely had time to edit. Listen here:
140 - DACA Flocka Flame feat. Karina Moreno (9/9/17)
Sep 9, 2017 • 72 min
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.
138 - Verrit Carefully… feat. Alex Nichols (9/5/17)
Sep 5, 2017 • 69 min
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…
137 Teaser - True Detectives Stated
Aug 29, 2017 • 4 min
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:
136 - Lullaby For Lanyards feat. Joe Prince (8/27/17)
Aug 27, 2017 • 62 min
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…
135 Teaser - Deathstyle
Aug 23, 2017 • 3 min
Leslie Lee with us to talk Bannon, Barron, #Resistance bullshit, and a National Review reading series defending confederate statues. Listen here:
134 - Memento Maury feat. Joe Mande & James Adomian (8/20/17)
Aug 20, 2017 • 60 min
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.…
UNLOCKED: Episode 133 - Antifap feat. Shuja Haider (8/17/17)
Aug 18, 2017 • 57 min
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…
133 Teaser - Real Tankie Hours
Aug 17, 2017 • 4 min
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:…
132 - Bloco’s Modern Life (8/12/17)
Aug 12, 2017 • 77 min
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 —…
130 Teaser - Milk Brain
Aug 4, 2017 • 1 min
Brendan gets to the bottom of Trump’s deal mind. Listen to the whole thing:
129 - The Affordable Covfefe Act feat. Tim Faust (7/30/17)
Jul 30, 2017 • 66 min
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:
127 - Dr. Dementia feat. Ricky Rawls (7/23/17)
Jul 23, 2017 • 69 min
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…
UNLOCKED: Episode 76 - Tabletop Game Theory Pt. II (1/24/17)
Jul 17, 2017 • 59 min
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…
UNLOCKED: Episode 74 - Tabletop Game Theory Pt. I (1/18/17)
Jul 17, 2017 • 63 min
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…
125 - Fast And Furious: Toledo Drifter feat. Tim Heidecker (7/15/17)
Jul 15, 2017 • 55 min
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:
123 - UBIsoft feat. Clio Chang (7/10/17)
Jul 10, 2017 • 60 min
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.…
122 Teaser - Jaywalking
Jul 6, 2017 • 2 min
We talk about Jay Leno and Ben Shapiro. Listen here:
121 - These Things I Believe (7/4/17)
Jul 4, 2017 • 72 min
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…
120 Teaser - Blue Pills & Ham
Jun 30, 2017 • 4 min
Healthcare ultimatum and reading from Cernovich’s amazing self-narrated audiobook. Listen here:
119 - Bating For Gadot (6/25/17)
Jun 25, 2017 • 67 min
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…
Jeremy Scahill Exposed
Jun 20, 2017 • 4 min
Jeremy Scahill Exposed by Chapo Trap House
118 - From Russia With CHUD feat. Sarah Jones (6/18/17)
Jun 18, 2017 • 65 min
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…
117 Teaser - Shitcarelords
Jun 14, 2017 • 1 min
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:…
116 - Jezz In My Pants (6/12/17)
Jun 12, 2017 • 60 min
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.
115 Teaser - Ben’s Asse
Jun 7, 2017 • 1 min
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:
UK Election Special: God Save Our Jezza feat. Jonathan Shainin (6/6/17)
Jun 6, 2017 • 38 min
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…
114 - Meat the Press feat. Alex Nichols (6/4/17)
Jun 4, 2017 • 57 min
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…
113 - Hit and Run feat. R.L. Stephens (5/31/17)
Jun 1, 2017 • 60 min
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…
113 Teaser - Pray for R.L.
May 31, 2017 • 3 min
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:
112 - Orbsplainer feat. David Cross (5/25/17)
May 25, 2017 • 73 min
David Cross.
111 Teaser - The Room In Which This Happens
May 24, 2017 • 0 min
Our sequel to the West Wing episode. Listen to it here:
110 - The Rocktober Revolution feat. China Miéville (5/22/17)
May 22, 2017 • 72 min
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…
109 Teaser - Bret Stephens’s School For Goody Good Boys
May 19, 2017 • 2 min
Libby joins us for like 8 duck hunts.
108 - Night On Bald Mountain feat. Matt Bruenig (5/14/17)
May 14, 2017 • 82 min
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:…
107 Teaser - The People’s Sporps
May 10, 2017 • 1 min
Karim Zidan returns to talk Chechnya, Kadyrov, sports, propaganda, and Floyd Mayweather. Listen here:
106 - Work No Play feat. Miya Tokumitsu & Tim Faust (5/7/17)
May 7, 2017 • 87 min
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…
105 Teaser - Boss Ross After Dark
May 3, 2017 • 1 min
A peek into Douthat’s thirsty mind. Listen here:
104 - We’ve Always Been Here (4/30/17)
Apr 30, 2017 • 83 min
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.
103 Teaser - Le Hardball
Apr 26, 2017 • 1 min
Jouons au hardball Listen here:
102 - Maintaining Emotional Control feat. Rob Delaney (4/23/17)
Apr 23, 2017 • 66 min
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…
101 Teaser - Aaron Dorkchin
Apr 19, 2017 • 3 min
Ergo proctor hoc, you feckless thug. We talk about how the West Wing fatally poisoned the already deluded mind of American liberalism. Listen here:
100 - Chapo Goes To College (4/17/17)
Apr 17, 2017 • 104 min
Our live show at Harvard University, where we held a tournament to decide the most evil person to ever emerge from the institution.
Epsiode 99 Teaser - Beige Mirror
Apr 13, 2017 • 1 min
What if your mum was a mobile? Listen here:
98 - Gorka II: The Gorkaning feat. Alex Pareene & James Adomian (4/9/17)
Apr 9, 2017 • 66 min
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…
97 - Hollywood Upstairs Medical College feat. Tim Faust (4/6/17)
Apr 7, 2017 • 79 min
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,…
97 Teaser - This Guy Knows What I’m Talkin About
Apr 6, 2017 • 2 min
Tim Faust (@crulge) joins us to talk healthcare. Listen here:
96 - Night At The Museum feat. Alex Jones (4/2/17)
Apr 2, 2017 • 65 min
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…
95 Teaser - J.D. Rock
Mar 30, 2017 • 1 min
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:
94 - The Brian Johnstown Massacre feat. Jacob Bacharach (3/26/17)
Mar 26, 2017 • 76 min
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…
93 Teaser - Emperor Xanga
Mar 26, 2017 • 1 min
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:
92 - No. 1 In Heaven (3/20/17)
Mar 20, 2017 • 49 min
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…
91 Teaser - Garfield & Caleb
Mar 17, 2017 • 2 min
Virgil discusses some of the most controversial Garfield comic strips; later we revisit our favorite recurring Chapo character, Caleb. Listen here:
90 - Gorka’s Revenge feat. Sebastian Gorka (3/12/17)
Mar 12, 2017 • 61 min
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…
89 Teaser - How Not To Invade Russia
Mar 11, 2017 • 1 min
A smart episode about history is completely derailed by Felix’s obsession with his own piss. Listen to the whole thing here:
88 - Sebastian Goku feat. Derek Davison (3/5/17)
Mar 5, 2017 • 67 min
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…
87 Teaser - In Memory Of Gary Tasteman
Mar 2, 2017 • 3 min
In the middle of a dispatch from CPAC, Felix pays tribute to a Rockabilly legend. Subscribe to hear it tonight:
86 - Fash The Patriarchy feat. Angela Nagle (2/26/17)
Feb 26, 2017 • 51 min
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.…
85 Teaser - The Rogan Tapes
Feb 22, 2017 • 4 min
On the heels of Milo’s scandal, we have uncovered even more explosive tapes from the Joe Rogan Experience.
84 - President Wario (2/19/17)
Feb 19, 2017 • 73 min
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…
82 - War Is Heck feat. @PissPigGranddad (2/13/17)
Feb 18, 2017 • 48 min
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.
83 Teaser - Talkin’ Shit On The Dunk
Feb 15, 2017 • 1 min
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:
81 - The Devil In Mother Jones feat. Shane Bauer (2/12/17)
Feb 12, 2017 • 60 min
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…
80 Teaser - Teenage Wasteland For Peace
Feb 9, 2017 • 2 min
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:
79 - Our Values Are Under Attack feat. Tim Heidecker (2/6/17)
Feb 6, 2017 • 57 min
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…
78 Teaser - JFK Every Day
Jan 31, 2017 • 19 min
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…
77 - No Country For Gorilla Men feat. Matt Taibbi (1/29/17)
Jan 29, 2017 • 71 min
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.
76 Teaser - The Moonshine Nerd
Jan 24, 2017 • 2 min
Wednesday night, subscribe to hear the thrilling conclusion to last week’s premium episode:
75 - Mr. Chapo Goes To Washington (1/22/17)
Jan 22, 2017 • 65 min
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…
74 Teaser - Capone Speakeasy
Jan 18, 2017 • 2 min
A taste of our new, apparently hit episode where Virgil made us all play Call of Cthulhu. Subscribe to hear it:
73 - Better Call Saul Alinsky feat. Bill Corbett (1/15/17)
Jan 15, 2017 • 64 min
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…
72 Teaser - Pee Doors Down
Jan 13, 2017 • 1 min
Chait hate and hyping President Wario’s inaugural cover band lineup. Subscribe to hear it:
71 - Crapo Cat House: The Half-Lost Episode feat. Alex Nichols (1/9/17)
Jan 4, 2017 • 76 min
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.…
70 Teaser - Will’s Disclaimer (1/4/17)
Jan 2, 2017 • 2 min
Podcasts are not politics. Politics is politics.
69 - Angela & Strawberry feat. James Adomian (1/2/17)
Dec 29, 2016 • 57 min
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…
68 - Applebee’s Christmas Spectacular feat. Kath Barbadoro (12/23/16)
Dec 23, 2016 • 69 min
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…
67 - The Swordfish Episode (12/18/16)
Dec 17, 2016 • 56 min
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…
66 Teaser - Enter The Chomo Promo Code
Dec 14, 2016 • 1 min
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:
65 - No Future feat. Adam Curtis (12/12/16)
Dec 11, 2016 • 66 min
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.…
64 Teaser - The Ten Krackel Commandments
Dec 4, 2016 • 1 min
We read from the Caleb letters again. Matt laughs harder than any episode we’ve done. Subscribe to hear it:
63 - SuccessFail: The McMegan Story feat. @TheShrillest (12/4/16)
Dec 3, 2016 • 82 min
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…
62 Teaser - Do You Hear The Dirtbags Sing
Nov 27, 2016 • 1 min
As we walk through Rod Dreher’s criticism of the show, Amber makes fun of Felix’s love of Les Mis. Subscribe to hear it:
61 - Who Makes The Nazis? feat. @RickyRawls (11/24/16)
Nov 22, 2016 • 53 min
A Turkey Day treat for all! Our pal T (@RickyRawls) stops by the Park Slope Mansion to discuss his run-ins with the Anime Nazis/alt-right, their racial narcissism, and how Leon Festinger’s “When Prophecy Fails” applies to Democrats after the election…
60 - Off-Off-Broadway feat. Erin Gloria Ryan (11/20/16)
Nov 15, 2016 • 65 min
This is Chapo season 2. Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) of the Daily Beast stops by to chat about the Hamilton Incident, Trump and Chris Christie’s breakup, conservative protest and comedy, and martial arts in the age of Trump. Also we talk about our…
58 - We Live in The Zone Now (11/12/16)
Nov 11, 2016 • 60 min
Will, Matt, Felix and Virgil wake up in The Zone to take in the election results, process the shock, and accept Bill Mitchell as our new dad. More importantly, we discuss the failures of America’s expert/lanyard class, liberal ass-covering, the impotence…
56 - Under Seige 3: Before Year Zero (11/7/16)
Nov 5, 2016 • 61 min
On the eve of Year Zero, Will, Felix, Matt and Brendan make last minute predictions, discuss the 100% clean comedy of 35-year-old Dan Nainan, and throw the spotlight on the incriminating Satanic emails discovered in the Podesta leaks. We also discuss…
54 - Trap House of Horror: Tha Hanging Boyz feat. Kath Barbadoro (10/30/16)
Oct 27, 2016 • 48 min
It’s a very special, very spooky Halloween Chapo: Comedian Kath Barbadoro (@kathbarbadoro) joins us with a full deck of tarot cards to plug us into the dark spirit world and foretell the fate of Chapo, Hillary Clinton, Ron Fournier, and the world itself,…
52 - Dirty Wars 2: Rise of McRaven feat. Jeremy Scahill (10/23/16)
Oct 23, 2016 • 77 min
This is the story of a podcast. This week, the Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill (@jeremyscahill) joins Chapo to discuss the war in Yemen, Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy, drones, assassinations, and MSNBC green room gossip. But what the hosts of the show…
51 Teaser - Little League of the South
Oct 20, 2016 • 3 min
Joined by Katherine Krueger (@kath_krueger), we discuss bedwetter politics, Bill Mitchell’s Yahoo Answers and contribute new lyrics to the Hamilton canon. Subscribe for access to premium episodes:
50 - AKP 50th Episode Ergenekon Extravaganza feat. @KarpMJ (10/17/16)
Oct 14, 2016 • 77 min
Love those boys: On our 50th episode, we recall our humble beginnings and listen to messages of love and devotion from friends of the show. The meat of the show is a sprawling interview with historian Matt Karp, about America’s slaveholding empire,…
49 Teaser - Letter From Caleb
Oct 11, 2016 • 3 min
Will introduces us to Jeff Jacoby and his beloved son Caleb, whom the Boston Globe writer pens an open letter to each year in his newspaper column.
48 - A Problem From Heck feat. @ChMadar (10/9/16)
Oct 8, 2016 • 80 min
Enter the Trap, this week with Chase Madar (@ChMadar), civil rights attorney and writer as he talks about the inhumane side of the human rights industry. We talk about the botched Colombian referendum, the role of human rights experts in legitimizing war,…
46 - No Cucks In A Foxhole feat. @JAdomian (10/4/16)
Oct 2, 2016 • 59 min
Popular humorist James Adomian (@JAdomian) joins the Trap this week to discuss Chris Christie’s 9/11 Memorabilia Raffle, Jesse Ventura’s “Conspiracy Theory,” Dilbert, Garfield, and his impressions of Slavoj Zizek teaching sex ed and alt-right Paul…
44 - The Gowanus Ideas Festival (9/26/16)
Sep 23, 2016 • 82 min
2016, NEW YORK CITY — Flanked by Virgil Texas and Sam Kriss, the Chapo boys storm Genius HQ in New York, NY for a sold-out, anti-papist extravaganza. A night of revelry: Celebrity readings of David Brooks and Boss Douthat, the premiere of “Over the Top,”…
42 - Uber for Ubermenschen feat. @nkulw and @EdZitron (9/18/16)
Sep 17, 2016 • 90 min
Hello, I’m Chapo Cab. We’re taking you to the future in a very special tech show! First, Noah Kulwin (@nkulw) explains the rise and fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes and how to make a living camming in your part-time Uber gig. Next, Ed Zitron…
39 Teaser - Dance For Temujin
Sep 12, 2016 • 3 min
In this teaser for ‘sode 39, the gang reacts to the sheer wokeness of casting John Wayne as Temujin, a 50-year-old white man in the role of a 25-year-old Mongol. Tartars — it’s like the sauce, Pilgrim.
40 - Sborts Night feat. @GregHoward88 (9/12/16)
Sep 8, 2016 • 94 min
Oh say can you see, the New York Times Magazine’s Greg Howard (@GregHoward88) stops by the Trap to discuss sporpsballs, Colin Kaepernick, Marc Cuban, and questions surrounding Chuck Johnson shitting on the floor in college. Then the boys discuss the…
Frost/Christman-Episode 3- Olympia
Sep 6, 2016 • 46 min
On this episode Amber and Matt commemorate the end of another magical Summer Olympics by doing what comes natural: talking about Nazis. They discuss Leni Riefenstahl’s documentary about the 1936 Berlin games Olympia as well as Stephen Hopkins’ 2016 Jesse…
38 - Elevator To Heaven feat. @HengeveldMaria (9/5/16)
Sep 3, 2016 • 80 min
This week we talk to journalist Maria Hengeveld about her new piece in Slate covering Nike’s supply chain and embrace of the “Girl Effect,” which has allowed female Vietnamese workers to lean in without the distraction of a living wage. Later, we talk…
Frost/Christman-Episode 2- The Legend of Curly’s Gold
Aug 30, 2016 • 54 min
In this episode Amber and Matt go through some of their favorite movies and out themselves as Philistines. Camp! Action! Gremlins! Robotic Cops! The dark era of Quentin Tarantino rip-offs! Abandon all hope, cineastes!
36 - Dear Gulen feat. @Lfeatherz (8/29/16)
Aug 28, 2016 • 93 min
This week, we have a long chat with Liza Featherstone, journalist, advice-columnist and editor of “False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton.” Liza walks us through the Democrats tepid opposition to Trump and his band of Pepes,…
34 - Masculinity For Boys (8/22/16)
Aug 21, 2016 • 76 min
In this week’s adventure, we return to the Chapo Bends the World segment after a Trump adviser turns out to be a card carrying Pepe. Milo’s college scholarship ripoff provides another test for the Gorilla Mindset. And finally, a David French reading…
33 Teaser - Special Agent Steve Bannon
Aug 17, 2016 • 3 min
With guest Libby Watson (@libbycwatson): Donald Trump’s campaign is dying and he wants to be surrounded by loved ones; new campaign chair Steven Bannon cosplays being Lincoln; Wonkette drops some “thinkerings” on Juanita Broaddrick and rape; and the Cato…
Frost/Christman- Episode 1 - All the President’s Men/The Parallax View
Aug 16, 2016 • 63 min
On the inaugural episode of Frost/Christman, Amber and Matt discuss a time in America when rampant paranoia and distrust in government and corporate institutions generated a wave of thrillers about the malevolence of the Powers that Be. With special…
32 - Suicide Is Shameless feat. @MattVBrady (8/15/16)
Aug 13, 2016 • 64 min
In this suicode, the original Chapo Film Crew reunites with Matt V. Brady (@mattvbrady) and commits suicide over the sick, demented and flat-out twisted SuiCiDe sQuAd. The making of the film was Hollywood’s Vietnam; the plot of the film was written by a…
30 - FREEWAY ROSS DOUTHAT Pt. 2: Tha Harvard Plug
Aug 5, 2016 • 79 min
In episode 30 we rejoin the adventures of Ross Douthat Boy Detective with a little help from our producer, Brendan James aka @deep_beige. First we discuss the headlines that mattered this week, such as Rich Piana’s divorce, an article about us, and…
29 Teaser - Bourbonfinger
Aug 2, 2016 • 2 min
In these snippets from ‘Sode 29’s discussion of “London Has Fallen,” we discuss the failed homoerotic tension between Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart, the piss poor, and the brave choice to cast Jeremy Clarkson as the British prime minister. SUBSCRIBE TO…
28 Chapo Comes Alive! Teaser
Jul 31, 2016 • 2 min
Episode 28 Chapo Comes Alive! Teaser by Chapo Trap House
27 - Tomorrow Belongs To Them feat. @Bro_Pair (8/1/16)
Jul 30, 2016 • 86 min
After a week of fun in Philadelphia, we take sobering stock of what’s left of the presidential campaign after the conventions with Dan O’Sullivan (aka @Bro_Pair). What can Umberto Eco teach us about Donald Trump and fascism and why do the Democrats and…
26 - ReTHUGlican National CRIMEvention feat. @MurderBryan(7/25/16)
Jul 25, 2016 • 74 min
Hello Cleveland! In episode 26 we’re joined by Pod-Brother and Alpha Anarchist, Bryan Quinby of Street Fight to discuss the RNC. Matt and Bryan deliver on the ground reporting from Monday’s Alex Jones’ “America First” rally. We talk about the Gunslingers,…
25 Teaser - Give Your Money To Ghosts
Jul 22, 2016 • 2 min
In these snippets of premium episode 25, the Amber and the crew ridicule the naked consumerism fueling the Lady Ghostbusters PR campaign, debate the logical fallacies of the Ghostbuster universe continuity, and stir in anticipation of Lady Deadpool.…
24 - Gulens Gonna Gulen feat. @dwdavison9318 (7/18/16)
Jul 18, 2016 • 79 min
In episode 24 we return to our roots and discuss the failed coup attempt in Turkey against President Erdogon with Chapo Foreign Policy correspondent Derek Davison. We also preview the RNC in Cleveland and break down the doomed We Are The Left Manifesto.…
23 Teaser - Dad Rock Of Ages
Jul 15, 2016 • 1 min
In these snippets from Episode 23, the boys touch on the key aspects of Mike Binder’s 2007 opus, “Reign Over Me,” such as Adam Sandler’s manchild voice, lazy misogyny, poor writing, and the creator’s reliance on overwrought dad rock.
22 - The Trap Is A MESS Feat. @VicBergerIV (7/11/16)
Jul 11, 2016 • 91 min
*Air Horn* In episode 22, we talk to Vic Berger the vine auteur who has created the definitive portrait of the 2016 election and look back at some of the most classic moments he’s helped to immortalize: Jeb and the Moose, Martin O’Malley the Lifetime…
21 - Oaxaca Flacka Flame feat. @MexicAnarchist (7/8/16)
Jul 6, 2016 • 44 min
In this premium sode, the boys talk to Tony (@MexicAnarchist) about the Mexican government’s largely underreported crackdowns on labor strikes by teachers in Oaxaca. On the brighter side, they talk about the 4th of July and the Mexican right wing, from…
20 - Chapo vs. Sherdog, UFC 200 feat. @JordanBreen
Jul 5, 2016 • 87 min
We are joined by’s Jordan Breen, who along with Felix takes us on a journey through the culture and politics behind the weird world of MMA and the unique characters that populate this bloodsport. Then, the boys take an online quiz devised by…
18 - The Upset Guv’ner: De Crecio’s Brexit Bungle feat. @jonathanshainin (6/27/16)
Jun 26, 2016 • 85 min
Allo’ bruv…in episode 18 it’s gone up the apples ‘n pears, innit? We debut the De Crecio radio play and talk Brexit. Naill Ferguson compares leaving the EU to leaving his wife after a riding accident put her in a coma. Jonathan Shainin tells us what this…
16 - The Male/Female Radio Hour feat. @lhfang (6/20/16)
Jun 20, 2016 • 80 min
In episode 16, the Zoo Crew returns to prank call a fascist and the fallout from the alligator tweet threatens the future of another alpha male podcast. Then, we talk how to make it as a Washington lobbyist with Lee Fang of The Intercept and investigate…
14 - Chillin’ In Cedar Rapids Iowa (6/13/16)
Jun 12, 2016 • 66 min
In episode 14. we get breaking news that Al Giordano declares war on Chapo…then we reconcile ourselves with Her…Ezra Klein debases himself…Michelle Goldberg has a moment of clarity…Peter Thiel has a vision of the future….and a top Pentagon official is a…
13- Justified But Woke feat. @ckilpatrick (6/6/16)
Jun 5, 2016 • 79 min
In episode 13, we’re joined by Connor Kilpatrick, the H.B.B.I.C. (Head Bernie Bro In Charge) of Jacobin magazine to discuss his article on the abandonment of the white working class, the downward management of expectations by the Democratic party and…
Knuck If U Cuck (feat. Jadakiss)
Jun 2, 2016 • 1 min
Dem Whiny Boyz - Now That’s What I Call Volcel
12 - Love That Ron feat. @VirgilTexas (5/30/16)
May 29, 2016 • 60 min
Here Come Dat Ron! O shit waddup. In episode 12 we are joined by @VirgilTexas to take a look Behind the Diggler. We examine the unholy trinity that gave birth to America’s Most Accurate Political Pundit, Carl Diggler: Chris “The Fix” Cillizza, Mark…
11 - Cranking the Donkey feat. Matt Taibbi (5/22/16)
May 22, 2016 • 71 min
In episode 11, Felix finally gets a real microphone and we’re joined by Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi (@MTaibbi) to talk election stuff. Is the GOP dead? Or like ‘The Thing’ will it reform and spawn some new abomination? On the other side, why are Clinton…
10 - No FoPo, Fight the Blob feat. @dwdavison9318 (5/15/16)
May 15, 2016 • 80 min
In episode 10, we’re joined by Derek Davison (@dwdavison9318)who voxsplains to us what the Iran nuclear deal is and breaks down a juicy New York Times Magazine profile of White House literary savage Ben Rhodes and his war against the DC Foreign policy…
9 - Trump Stakes or Election 2016: Age of Apocalypse (5/8/16)
May 8, 2016 • 80 min
In episode 9, we check in on boy wonder Ben Shapiro, put the baseball crank meme to bed, and Milo gets mad. Then, we discuss the ultimate triumph of Trump over the weak failsons of the conservative right and game out the general election. Then two quick…
8- Children of Bruen feat. @ebruenig (5/1/16)
May 1, 2016 • 73 min
Baseball crank, Baseball crank, Baseball crank, Baseball crank, Baseball crank, Baseball crank, NYPD Dad, Baseball crank, Baseball crank, Baseball crank. In episode 8, Matt, Will and Felix are joined by Elizabeth Bruenig to talk #NerdProm, The Innovation…
7- The Prince and the Egg: An Anil Dash Adventure (4/25/16)
Apr 24, 2016 • 82 min
In a jam-packed episode 7, Matt, Felix and Will count down the top 40 most unbearable voices in the world and give the crown to Ben Shapiro, who is also confused by how public restrooms work. Then, the boyz break down the result of the NY State Primary…
6- Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Development feat. @MattVBrady (4/18/16)
Apr 17, 2016 • 71 min
In episode 6, Felix, Will, and Matt are joined by Matt “The Australian Plug” Brady (@MattVBrady) to call out snakes and haters like Steve Richter and DemocratMafia from the comment section of our Mediaite profile. (Our lawyers have been notified and we…