Chapo Trap House

Chapo Trap House

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Podcast by Chapo Trap House


374 - Perverts of Interest (12/9/19)
Dec 9 • 77 min
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: gigst.rs/CTH volunteer for jez (he’d do it for you) https://www.mycampaignmap.com Listen to Don…
373 Teaser - McKinsey on ICE
Dec 6 • 5 min
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372 - Karmala Police (12/2/19)
Dec 2 • 74 min
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…
370 - WeWork Will Set You Free (11/25/19)
Nov 25 • 81 min
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…
369 Teaser - Jack Ryan Is A Terrible CIA Agent
Nov 22 • 3 min
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368 - High, High Hopes feat. Kathryn Ledebur (11/18/19)
Nov 18 • 83 min
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…
367 Teaser - P2
Nov 15 • 4 min
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366 - The Terminal (11/12/19)
Nov 12 • 84 min
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;…
365 Teaser - Fake Nuclear
Nov 7 • 2 min
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364 - Human Deadspinality Project feat. David Roth (11/4/19)
Nov 4 • 82 min
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 Deadspin.com, and what it tells us about American private equity. We also speculate what…
363 Teaser - Exposing a 14/10 Heckin Good Woofer
Nov 1 • 3 min
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362 - Wet Sauce feat. Kenzo Shibata (10/28/19)
Oct 28 • 79 min
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…
360 - Bernie Blanco Goes to Queens feat. Matt Karp (10/21/19)
Oct 21 • 67 min
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:…
359 Teaser - Joker’s Mask with Slavoj Žižek
Oct 17 • 10 min
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358 - World on a Wire feat. Naomi Klein (10/14/19)
Oct 14 • 68 min
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…
357 Teaser - Urban Guy vs. Flyover Man
Oct 11 • 3 min
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356 - Sympathy for the Joker (10/8/19)
Oct 8 • 77 min
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…
Bonus: The Bernie Sanders Interview
Oct 4 • 22 min
Continuing Chapo’s coverage of the race for the White House, Virgil sits down with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss current affairs.
355 Teaser - Bad News Hughes
Oct 3 • 3 min
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354 - Thou, Nature, Art My Goddess (10/1/19)
Oct 1 • 76 min
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…
Bonus: Tabletop Game Theory Origins: Mr. Jeffstein’s House (9/30/19)
Sep 30 • 112 min
Our play of Call of Cthulhu live at Columbus Theater in Providence, R.I. August 23rd, 2019.
353 Teaser - No One Sam Should Have All That Power
Sep 27 • 4 min
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352 - Rod Dreher’s The Exorcist II (9/24/19)
Sep 24 • 83 min
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…
351 Teaser - The Depths of Perversion
Sep 20 • 4 min
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Bonus Interview: Tom O’Neill and Chaos
Sep 19 • 61 min
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.
350 - Gotta Have My Pop! (9/16/19)
Sep 16 • 60 min
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…
349 Teaser - Uncle Magic in the Club With Your Father, Also Named Jerry Falwell
Sep 13 • 3 min
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348 - Dragged Across Concrete feat. Marcus Barnett & Osita Nwanevu (9/9/19
Sep 9 • 82 min
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…
346 - Twisted Tales (9/3/19)
Sep 3 • 88 min
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.
345 Teaser - Conspiracy at the Highest Level
Aug 29 • 2 min
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AHOY!: The Joe Sestak interview
Aug 27 • 71 min
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,…
344 - Koch & Poll Torture (8/26/19)
Aug 26 • 73 min
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.
342 - The Cuts Stay In The Podcast (8/20/19)
Aug 20 • 66 min
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.…
UNLOCKED: 277 - Tabletop Game Theory Pt. VI: Musks of Nyarlathotep (1/3/19)
Aug 19 • 147 min
Come see Tabletop Game Theory live in Providence this Friday, Aug 23rd: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-house-plays-call-of-cthulhu-live-tickets-62234533164 whats up hoes. here to save your post christmas and new year’s blues with part two of our…
UNLOCKED: 275 - Tabletop Game Theory Pt. V: Musks of Nyarlathotep (12/27/18)
Aug 19 • 146 min
Come see Tabletop Game Theory live in Providence this Friday, Aug 23rd: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-house-plays-call-of-cthulhu-live-tickets-62234533164 Merry Gamesmas featuring James Adomian, David Kresses, Stavros Halkias, and Simone Norman
340 - A Big Bowl of Strawberry Ice Cream (8/12/19)
Aug 12 • 72 min
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:…
UNLOCKED: 335 - Shrugging Towards Bethlehem feat. Brace Belden & Liz Franczak (7/25/19)
Aug 11 • 71 min
Come, contract Epstein Brain with us. Listen to Liz and Brace’s new podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/trueanonpod/the-ep-files
339 Teaser - Biden v. Trump
Aug 8 • 2 min
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338 - Live From Traverse City: Michael and We feat. Michael Moore (8/5/19)
Aug 5 • 95 min
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:…
337 Teaser - Kamala’s Masonic Police
Aug 2 • 3 min
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336 - Neom 2049 feat. Glenn Greenwald (7/29/19)
Jul 29 • 88 min
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…
335 Teaser - Tartaglione
Jul 26 • 3 min
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334 - American Mids (7/22/19)
Jul 22 • 74 min
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…
333 Teaser - They Have a Right to Sing and Dance
Jul 19 • 2 min
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Bonus: The Andrew Yang Interview
Jul 17 • 63 min
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…
332 - Fear of a Netroots Nation feat. Brendan James (7/15/19)
Jul 15 • 92 min
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:…
331 Teaser - Retiring Drone
Jul 11 • 2 min
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330 - Hunter on the Loose feat. Will Sommer (7/8/19)
Jul 8 • 89 min
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…
329 Teaser - McConnell: End of Compromise
Jul 5 • 3 min
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328 - Dios, Patria, Fueros, Rod (7/1/19)
Jul 1 • 87 min
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.
Bonus: Gremlins 2 feat. Joe Dante
Jun 30 • 39 min
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.
327 Teaser - We Have a Real Shot
Jun 28 • 1 min
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Bonus: The Marianne Williamson Interview
Jun 25 • 52 min
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…
326 - Beltway Garage: Infinity Candidates (6/25/19)
Jun 25 • 74 min
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…
Bonus: Virgil Interviews Tiffany Cabán
Jun 20 • 21 min
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: http://bit.ly/cabangotv https://www.cabanforqueens.com/
324 - Live from Dublin: Irish Valor (6/17/19)
Jun 17 • 78 min
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxk2silqq4Y
322 - Second Dark Age feat. Alan Moore (6/10/19)
Jun 10 • 68 min
We’re joined by legendary author Alan Moore to discuss evil architecture, magic & political power, fate & free will, and the enduring appeal of Lovecraft.
320 - Live from Berlin: Der Fonkybeatz (6/3/19)
Jun 3 • 85 min
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…
318 - Rahm Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Neolib feat. Ryan Grim (5/27/19)
May 27 • 81 min
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…
317 Teaser - FaZe Buckley
May 25 • 2 min
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316 - PBS: Permanent Revolution feat. Hasan Piker (5/19/19)
May 19 • 80 min
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…
315 Teaser - Air America: Origins
May 16 • 2 min
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314 - What, Us Worry? feat. James Adomian (5/12/19)
May 12 • 74 min
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:…
313 Teaser - Slate Cultural Cum Fest
May 10 • 2 min
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312 - Kenneth Friendly’s Scorpio Smiling feat. Yael Bridge and Morgan Spector (5/6/19)
May 6 • 77 min
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…
311 Teaser - Toon Bullets
May 3 • 2 min
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310 - Marianne Mindset (4/29/19)
Apr 29 • 63 min
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…
Bonus: Virgil Interviews John Cameron Mitchell on “Anthem: Homunculus”
Apr 28 • 35 min
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…
Bonus: Amber Interviews Vivek Chibber on “The ABC’s of Capitalism”
Apr 28 • 49 min
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…
309 Teaser - Dumb Prophet
Apr 25 • 3 min
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308 - There’s Nothing Like a Dame feat. Nick Hayes (4/21/19)
Apr 21 • 87 min
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…
306 - 2 Cities, 1 Cup (4/14/19)
Apr 14 • 87 min
We review Ben Shapiro’s book “The Right Side of History”. Tickets for our Cornell show on 4/26: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/union-days-2019-presents-chapo-trap-house-live-at-cornell-tickets-60348589255 Come see our May 1 Trivia Night at Housing Works in…
304 - Moby Dick Energy (4/8/19)
Apr 8 • 81 min
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…
302 - The Russia House feat. Matt Taibbi (4/1/19)
Apr 1 • 81 min
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: https://taibbi.substack.com/
301 Teaser - Frederica Bimmel
Mar 28 • 2 min
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300 - EMERGENCY POD: THE MUELLER REPORT (3/24/19)
Mar 24 • 78 min
It’s motherflippin’ Mueller Time.
299 Teaser - Sexy Hamburglar & the Death of Hipsters
Mar 22 • 4 min
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Bonus: Will Interviews Kim Stanley Robinson with The Antifada
Mar 21 • 90 min
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:…
298 - The Israel Nerd feat. Eli Valley (3/18/19)
Mar 18 • 58 min
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. https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/christchurch-shooting-victims-fund
Bonus: This Is Where I Leave EU
Mar 15 • 55 min
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.
297 Teaser - DBZ: Brexit
Mar 14 • 2 min
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296 - The Unsullied (3/11/19)
Mar 11 • 69 min
Topics include: Tucker Carlson, Redd Foxx, Meghan McCain, Mrs. Maisel, Yang Gang shit, Miami Pool Boys, 2 Samuel, and the Chinese Hand Job Scandal.
294 - CPAC: Judgment Days (3/4/19)
Mar 4 • 130 min
Our report on CPAC 2019.
293 Teaser - Love In The Time of Wonks
Mar 1 • 2 min
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292 - Hats Off to Larry feat. Larry Charles (2/25/19)
Feb 25 • 68 min
Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Borat, Curb Your Enthusiasm) stops by the trap to discuss his new docuseries, “Dangerous World of Comedy”.
290 - Maximum Boot feat. Lyle Jeremy Rubin and Lyndon LaRouche (2/17/19)
Feb 17 • 69 min
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…
289 Teaser - Conspiracy of Pitches
Feb 14 • 3 min
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UNLOCKED 287 - Killy Elliott feat. Jon Schwarz (2/7/19)
Feb 11 • 71 min
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:…
288 - So You Want To Start A Union feat. Brace Belden (2/10/19)
Feb 10 • 79 min
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…
286 - Soul Man (2/4/19)
Feb 5 • 68 min
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: www.twitch.tv/chapotraphouse
Big Game Live Stream Promo
Feb 2 • 2 min
Tune in to twitch.tv/chapotraphouse 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.
285 Teaser - Sorkin and Sullivan
Jan 31 • 3 min
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Bonus: Venti Schultz Roast (1/28/19)
Jan 28 • 20 min
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.
284 - Dave & Busters feat. Dave Weigel (1/27/19)
Jan 27 • 86 min
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.
283 Teaser - Bryan Singer Breaks Matt’s Mic
Jan 25 • 4 min
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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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Episode 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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Episode 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!
Episode 277 Teaser - The Nightmare of Lt. Felix Cumtree
Jan 3 • 3 min
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Episode 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.
Episode 275 Teaser - Dr. Pennyfarthing & the Cursed Record Store
Dec 27, 2018 • 7 min
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Episode 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.…
Episode 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: https://diem25.org/ European Spring: https://europeanspring.net Progressive International:…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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:…
Episode 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)
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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.
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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!
Episode 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…
Episode 240 - The Shittalk Express (8/27/18)
Aug 27, 2018 • 78 min
All Aboard! Tickets still available for our Northeast Tour: http://chapotraphouse.com/tour/
Episode 239 Teaser - Prison Strike
Aug 25, 2018 • 8 min
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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…
Episode 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: https://www.roughtrade.com/us/music/parquet-courts-wide-awake
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:…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 225 Teaser - LOOK HOW BAD I WANT IT (7/6/18)
Jul 6, 2018 • 4 min
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Episode 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.
Episode 221 Teaser - Welcome to…The Villages
Jun 21, 2018 • 5 min
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Episode 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…
Episode 219 Teaser - RIP Krauthammer 40K
Jun 15, 2018 • 4 min
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Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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: http://www.revolutionspodcast.com/ Mike’s Book:…
Episode 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…
Episode 211 Teaser - Requesting Immediate Evac From This Riff
May 17, 2018 • 3 min
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Episode 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…
Episode 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 https://www.patreon.com/davisond13 Derek’s blog https://attwiw.com
207 Teaser - Trump Hires The Best People
May 3, 2018 • 4 min
207 Teaser - Trump Hires The Best People by Chapo Trap House
Episode 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…
Episode 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:…
Episode 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 https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/04/jeremy-corbyn-antisemitism-labour-party Then, we talk to Eric Blanc about…
Episode 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! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse West Coast Tour Posters by Jon White Available Here:…
Episode 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…
Episode 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! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
Episode 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…
Episode 197 Teaser - Folks, We’re Bringing The Guilds Back
Mar 29, 2018 • 2 min
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Episode 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
Episode 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:…
Episode 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 -…
Episode 190 - School’s Out feat. Michael Mochaidean (3/4/18)
Mar 4, 2018 • 77 min
SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY WITH THE W VA TEACHERS https://www.youcaring.com/industrialworkersoftheworld-1111923 https://www.gofundme.com/wv-teachers-strike-fund On this week’s show we discuss the West Virginia teachers’ strike and other issues of labor…
Episode 189 Teaser - Sgt. Prof. General Kelly feat. Patton Oswalt
Mar 1, 2018 • 3 min
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Episode 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…
Episode 187 Teaser - I Was a Teenage Dictator
Feb 23, 2018 • 3 min
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Episode 185 Teaser - Denis Peterson
Feb 19, 2018 • 3 min
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Episode 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 http://chapotraphouse.com/ Pre Order The Chapo Guide to Revolution:…
Episode 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…
Episode 183 Teaser - GlenGreenwald Glen Ross
Feb 7, 2018 • 3 min
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Episode 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.…
Episode 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.
Episode 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. ​…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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.…
Episode 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: https://chapotraphouse.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8e5c6079155c6d17d65bb0a32&id=eaf859b922
Episode 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!
Episode 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: https://chapotraphouse.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8e5c6079155c6d17d65bb0a32&id=eaf859b922
Chapo Trap House presents: A Christman Carol
Dec 24, 2017 • 44 min
CHAPO TRAP HOUSE presents “A CHRISTMAN CAROL” starring MATT CHRISTMAN, WILL MENAKER, FELIX BIEDERMAN, VIRGIL TEXAS, AMBER A’LEE FROST, and JAMES ADOMIAN, with CHRIS WADE, BRENDAN JAMES, and special guests ROB WHISMAN and STEFAN HECK. Produced by CHRIS…
Episode 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! https://www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
Episode 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: https://majority.fm/
Episode 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.
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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
Episode 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,…
Episode 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: https://www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
Episode 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…
Episode 155 Teaser - Super Soldier Serum
Nov 4, 2017 • 1 min
Matt receives feedback from patriots about his Nov. 4th plans. Listen to Full Episode: https://www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse
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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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.
Episode 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…
Episode 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 http://www.lapodfest.com/
Episode 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: https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-145-of-9-14595866
Episode 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
Episode 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:…
Episode 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:…
Episode 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: https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-141-9-14-14384796
Episode 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.
Episode 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…
Episode 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: https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-137-8-29-14114256
Episode 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: http://deadspin.com/rich-piana-lived-as-big-as-he-was-1798428768 Oh…
Episode 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: https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-135-feat-14017903
Episode 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…
Episode 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:…
Episode 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 —…
Episode 130 Teaser - Milk Brain
Aug 4, 2017 • 1 min
Brendan gets to the bottom of Trump’s deal mind. Listen to the whole thing: https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-130-milk-13660172
Episode 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: http://tinyletter.com/error
Episode 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: https://soundcloud.com/champagnesharks 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…
Episode 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: https://represent.com/chapo
Episode 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.…
Episode 122 Teaser - Jaywalking
Jul 6, 2017 • 2 min
We talk about Jay Leno and Ben Shapiro. Listen here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-122-feat-12559839
Episode 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…
Episode 120 Teaser - Blue Pills & Ham
Jun 30, 2017 • 4 min
Healthcare ultimatum and reading from Cernovich’s amazing self-narrated audiobook. Listen here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-120-6-28-12243908
Episode 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
Episode 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…
Episode 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:…
Episode 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.
Episode 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: www.patreon.com/posts/episode-115-feat-11618494
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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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: www.patreon.com/posts/episode-113-hit-11501358
Episode 112 - Orbsplainer feat. David Cross (5/25/17)
May 25, 2017 • 73 min
David Cross.
Episode 111 Teaser - The Room In Which This Happens
May 24, 2017 • 0 min
Our sequel to the West Wing episode. Listen to it here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-111-news-11337877
Episode 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…