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Our roundtable of experts debate the possibility of intervention in the Russia/Ukraine tensions and come to the conclusion a global nuclear exchange would probably suck, at least for the Podcast Industry. We then take a look at a trio of pieces examining the national crisis in hiring and firing. Does Nobody Want to Work Anymore or is it just that Work Sucks, I Know? We get to the bottom of how you'll probably end up a serf (but without the benefits) regardless.
So I (Chris) take one week off producing for a little vacation and somehow the boys manage to accidentally record all three of themselves into just one mic track for this ep? Idk I literally can't leave these jokers alone for one minute. Our guest editor did heroic work getting this listenable, but sorry for the “chapo classic” audio quality. Anyway, the boys are back in town and California dreamin' on such a winter's day, they discuss whether MLK's civil rights rings are legit or Mickey Mouse, ongoing COVID hysteria, demand parents leave twitter for Facebook, how shitty it is to be a kid these days, and finally Felix debuts his idea for an adult Six Flags Great Adventure.
The western media conceals the truth of the Newsome Regime…drinking piss and cum to cure covid…Obama razes parks to build library…and two dipshits try to out-yokel each other in Ohio. Tickets for our Southern tour are on sale over at chapotraphouse.com/live
We're joined by friend of the show, Episode 1's own Andrew Hudson, to discuss his experiences as an ICU nurse throughout the COVID pandemic, and why he decided to quit. We also discuss Rod Dreher's investigation into homosexuality in the far right movement, and Jair Bolsonaro's return to the hospital. Listen to Episode 1 here: https://soundcloud.com/episode-one-868768631 And subscribe here: https://www.patreon.com/e1podcast/posts If you want to check out Andrew's original videos on why he quit the ICU, they're on his twitter here: https://twitter.com/intellegint/status/1473357015564963840
Amber talks to Paul Prescod, who is running for Pennsylvania State Senate in the 8th district. They discuss campaigning for labor support, working with unions towards a green future, taxing frackers & more. Check out Paul's campaign here: https://www.paulprescod.com/
Stav's back for an end-of-the-year round of relationship advice. We analyze Madison Cawthorn's failed relationship, answer Dear Prudie questions, and look at a NYT op-ed about how it's normal and cool to hate your husband. All things Stavvy at https://stavvy.biz/ Tickets for our Southern tour are on sale over at chapotraphouse.com/live
No new Christmas special this year, but unlocking last year's special as a little gift to those who never heard it and get all our Xmas shows on the free feed. Merry Gamesmas, our gift to you: “Chapo Trap House presents: Try Hard”
Time was, a Will-less episode meant a cavalcade of kids-running-the-candy-store bullshit. But, we think we've cracked the code to a reasonably focused Will-less eps with the Chris/Danny sub-in combo. Which of course means you hogs will find something else to complain about here. We've got Omicron updates, the BBB implosion, Chile's new president, tensions in Ukraine, and of course, medieval cum hell. Tickets for our Southern tour are on sale over at chapotraphouse.com/live
Having left their bubble of east coast elites, the boys are finally ready to accept (and accept responsibility for) the Let's Go Brandon movement. They also revise the American Conservative's revision of W.E.B. Du Bois' Reconstruction revisionism. Dates and tickets for our Southern Tour now live at chapotraphouse.com/live
Brace and Liz from TrueAnon join us to share some updates from their coverage of the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell. We discuss the strategies of the prosecution and defense, new revelations & evidence revealed in the proceedings, and the testimony from victims. For daily podcast updates on the trial, follow TrueAnon wherever you get your podcasts.
Friend of the show Slavoj Žižek stops by to discuss new political implications of the pandemic, advocate for conservative communism, praise Matt's call for a new carnation revolution, and review Squid Game. Žižek's new book, Heaven in Disorder, is out now: https://www.orbooks.com/catalog/heaven-in-disorder/ Few tickets remain to our show this Wednesday in Buffalo, NY: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-house-tickets-201713088277 Ticket presales for our Southern Tour will be up on patreon.com/chapotraphouse 12/7 @ 10 am, then available to the general public Friday, 12/10 @ 10 am.
Felix explains Twitter Spaces and his theory of the Swag Samsara. Then Will leads us through two pieces covering the Epstein case, one detailing the jury selection of Ghislaine Maxwell's trial and one attempting to re-examine Jeffrey Epstein's death and declare it definitively a suicide. Both are...interesting, in what they chose to say about their subjects and how. Tickets still available for our show NEXT WEEK, 12/8 at Asbury Hall in Buffalo: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-house-tickets-201713088277
Will talks to Hugo Soto-Martinez, who is running for City Council in LA's 13th district. They discuss Hugo's personal history, housing justice, and organizing to build political power. Donate to Hugo's campaign through our custom link: bit.ly/hugochapo Follow Hugo on social media at @hugoforcd13
On this, the 58th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, we're joined by Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone to discuss his new documentary “JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass”. We then discuss the continuing legacy and search for meaning in the assassination, as well as other ‘deep events', with Covert Action Magazine's Aaron Good. JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass is now streaming on Showtime. Check out Aaron's new podcast with Covert Action here: https://www.patreon.com/CovertActionBulletin Pre-order Aaron's book here: https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781510769137/american-exception/ Grab your tickets to our 12/8 show at Asbury Hall in Buffalo: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-house-tickets-201713088277
We look at the twin avatars for the future of the Democratic party: Mayor Secretary Pete, through his new documentary “Mayor Pete,” and Kamala Harris, through a new CNN article about how everyone is being very mean and unfair to her. Grim stuff! Fortunately the boys have a surefire solution for who should lead the party into 2024, if the Dems are brave enough to take their advice. Grab your tickets to our 12/8 show at Asbury Hall in Buffalo: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-house-tickets-201713088277 And have you checked out our new merch drops? Some good shit in here: https://shop.chapotraphouse.com/
We spend the top half of the show talking about new satanic panics and everyone in this country suffering from self-inflicted Havana Syndrome. Then some lighter stuff, like Joe Biden shidding and farding on European royalty, and Bari Weiss's new University of Forbidden Knowledge. Grab your tickets to our 12/8 show at Asbury Hall in Buffalo: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-house-tickets-201713088277 And have you checked out our new merch drops? Some good shit in here: https://shop.chapotraphouse.com/
Welcome to our new mini-series Hinge Points, a tour of historical “what-ifs.” We're publishing the first episode free to all. Subsequent episodes will post on Fridays exclusively to subscribers on patreon.com/chapotraphouse. Matt and Danny Bessner, from the American Prestige podcast, take you on a tour of the history of the Social Democratic Party of Germany and explore the importance of the party's decision to vote to fight World War I. They examine the party's structure and history, the clash between party elites and workers, and the importance of nationalism, exploring why World War I represented such a devastating blow against international socialism.
We're joined by Daniel Bessner, co-host of the American Prestige podcast, for a remarkably focused and thoughtful Will-less episode. We discuss Trump's recent statement about Israel “owning” congress, Josh Hawley's thoughts on masculinity, and the Lincoln Project's bungled attempt at a false-flag operation to make a Republican appear more racist. Then Matt and Danny tell us about their new Chapo mini-series “Hinge Points,” which will explore some great historical “what-if” moments. Hinge Points will be posting on our Patreon for all subscribers on Fridays, starting 11/5. DECEMBER SHOWS: Catch us at Asbury Hall in Buffalo, NY on Wednesday, December 8th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapo-trap-house-tickets-201713088277 And at Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, December 16th (with music from 95 Bulls) https://www.ticketweb.com/event/chapo-trap-house-warsaw-tickets/11487515?pl=warsaw (NOTE: these ticket links will go live sometime Tuesday, 11/2. Do not complain about the links not being live now. We will make dedicated posts on Patreon and Twitter with the links when they go live.) MERCH: Check out new merch and restocked favorites over at shop.chapotraphouse.com. New merch goes live 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, 11/2. SUPPORT HOLLYWOOD FOOD COALTION: Go to https://hofoco.org, click donate and leave the note “Mandy Challenge” to support Josh Olsen's fundraiser. AMERICAN PRESTIGE: Finally, make sure you go check out Danny and Derek Davison's podcast American Prestige: https://www.patreon.com/americanprestige
We're joined by Labor Notes' Jonah Furman to discuss the ongoing strike of over 10,000 John Deere workers. We discuss the effects of a tight labor market on labor power, what's at stake in the strike, and how the current “vibe” of labor militancy might affect future strikes. We then look at the other end of capital with a piece from FT detailing the “vibe” at the Milken Jamboree, an event named after the “junk bond king” headlined by, of course, Bari Weiss. Check out Jonah's writing in Labor Notes: https://labornotes.org/author/5777/content And sign up for his newsletter here: https://whogetsthebird.substack.com/
We send off Colin Powell with a somber remembrance of the man's career as a Soldier and Statesman. Then we cover cops making weepy videos about quitting due to mandates, touch on strikes, the supply chain and “treats”, and look at the CIA getting all their foreign assets killed. Finally, a much requested reading from the Book of Rod.
Movies are Back! And we start with a brief discussion of Venom 2: Return of Goop. Then, Felix is joined by WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson to discuss a new report from Yahoo News that details the CIA's plots to kidnap or kill Julian Assange while he was sheltered in London's Ecuadorian embassy. They discuss the obsession with revenge on Assange and WikiLeaks under Mike Pompeo, the possibility of real justice for Assange, and some slivers of hope in the future of the WikiLeaks project. Then, to finish up the ep, we have a reading series from Maureen Dowd's latest column on that kooky, adorkable senator who seems to love everyone's hate, Kyrsten Sinema.
We liked this one from last month a lot, so we're unlocking it today. Subscribe today for access to all premium episodes! www.patreon.com/chapotraphouse We do a deep dive into the history, culture, purpose, and various crimes of the Navy SEALs.
Attorney Steven Donziger faces sentencing for his criminal contempt charge. Will and Steven discuss updates on his case, the UN's ruling his house arrest violates international law, and what can be done to support him. Information on Steven's case and ways to support collected at https://www.freedonziger.com/ Rally before Steven's sentencing at 500 Pearl st. at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 1. More info here: https://twitter.com/SDonziger/status/1440085788759236609 Call in to his sentencing, Oct. 1, 10:00 a.m. ET U.S.: (877) 266-8189 International: (409) 207-6980 More info here: https://twitter.com/SDonziger/status/1443617319163412490
We're back to a normal-style ep after a week of interviews. We're taking a look at the fast-tracked aid package to intelligence agents suffering unreality issues, the Biden administration addressing just the optics at the border, and AOC addressing just the optics of the Iron Dome bill. Finally, we having a reading series that functions as a bit of a coda to Will and Matt's visit to Ozy Fest way back in 2018. One last time, go subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/chapotraphouse And go grab some of Simon Roy's great posters over at https://shop.chapotraphouse.com/ More merch coming soon!
Will talks to India Walton, the socialist candidate who won the Democratic primary for Mayor of Buffalo in June. They discuss the ongoing opposition to her campaign from the establishment incumbent she defeated in the primary and his corporate allies, how she plans to make Buffalo work for the city's tenants and renters, and how she will address policing issues as the mayor of a large American city. If you'd like to learn more about India's campaign or donate, go to: https://www.indiawalton.com/
Will and Matt talk to Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars Trilogy, 2312 and last year's Ministry for the Future. They discuss reckoning with climate change, science fiction literature as an attempt to conceive of our own future's history, and what kinds of beliefs humans might need to survive that future.
We celebrate 20 years of 9/11 by taking a 2-part look at the political and cultural insanity of the era immediately following the attacks. Today, we look at the hysterical jingoism, veneration of idiotic leaders, politically enforced censorship, and the seminal war-blogger classic “The Pussification of the Western Male” We'll continue on Thursday's ep with looks at TV, Film and Culture from the era, plus another canonical 9/11 reading series. Stay tuned!
Canada Correspondent Dan Boeckner stops by to update us on the impending Canadian federal elections. We break down the parties and their platforms, from the Victims of Communism-respecters, to the Semen Retentionists. We also read an op-ed from the Toronto Sun on why Drake is the most dangerous and disrespectful man in Canada. Check out Dan's podcast The Bottlemen wherever you get podcasts, and subscribe here: https://www.patreon.com/DaBottlemen And find Dan's patreon for his music here: https://www.patreon.com/operators
Once more into the breach of Afghanistan takes: the media now turns to our precious abandoned military ordinance to hand-wring over, and Britain continues to feel the cold shoulder of the Biden administration. We also cover China's new gaming ban, and an effort to gin up a BDS movement against the Taliban.
We start off discussing Jeopardy!, Tesla Bots, and how all these conservative radio hosts keep dying of COVID. Then we talk about Tony Blair crying about Afghanistan and step inside Tom Friedman's mind palace to explore the Taliban's strategic cousin and nephew reserves.
We review Obama's 60th Birthday Bash on Martha's Vineyard, which we were all of course invited to. Then, we take a look at the ongoing “Havana Syndrome” phenomenon, in which U.S. intelligence operatives continue to report un-diagnosable symptoms supposedly generated by a non-existent superweapon. Finally, we take a look back at everyone's early pandemic “cuomosexual” phase.
We start today looking at Democrats' feckless failure to extend the eviction moratorium. That being a fairly dismal topic, we try to lighten things up with two reading series checking in with how some old friends of the show are handling their new post-election lives in DC.
We take a look at the 2007 Antoine Fuqua/Mark Wahlberg film “Shooter,” a fascinating relic of the 2nd G.W. administration that asks the question “what if a hardass marine sniper operator type fuckin merked Dick Cheney?” Also, Matt brings up some deep lore from the author Stephen Hunter's other novels that really makes him seem like a fertile well of insane ideas.
This is the first episode of Chapo all-stars Derek Davison & Daniel Bessner's new foreign policy podcast “American Prestige”. To get more, go here: http://patreon.com/americanprestige In the premiere episode of American Prestige, Danny and Derek get into the US's withdrawal from Afghanistan. Did the military intentionally botch the withdrawal? Has the imperial frontier contracted in any meaningful way? Will the Taliban gain legitimacy with the Afghan people? Plus, an in-depth interview with Stephen Wertheim, discussing his new book “Tomorrow, the World”, which explores how and why during World War II U.S. elites decided that their nation should, indeed must, dominate the world.
We're joined by Chapo foreign policy desk Derek Davison and Daniel Bessner to check in with America's various “oopsies”, “uh-ohs” and “oh butterfingers” accidentally enforcing our hegemony around the world. Derek and Danny have a new podcast, American Prestige, covering just this type of thing. If you like them on Chapo, be sure to go checkout their new show and, as always, Foreign Exchanges on substack. We're putting the first episode of American Prestige in the Chapo feed so you can get a taste. http://patreon.com/americanprestige fx.substack.com
We're joined by Tides of History's Patrick Wyman today to take a historical look on things, starting with a brief discussion of the assassination of Haitian president Moïse, and the increasing privatization of violence. We then turn to Patrick's new book The Verge, examining the crucial years of the Renaissance, and investigating just how and why western Europe transformed from a global backwater to the world dominating colossus it became for the last few centuries. Finally, we ask who's actually more threatening to the “elites”: JD Vance or Matthew McConaughey? Check out Patrick's book The Verge here: https://www.twelvebooks.com/titles/patrick-wyman/the-verge/9781538701171/
What's one band you're ALWAYS thinking about? We start asking some universal questions. Then, we take a pair of articles that again push the idea of Biden as a transformational progressive president and ask who are they for? Why do we keep getting these? Aren't we all just eating ice cream? C'mon man. Finally, we turn to the federalist to learn about the “flyover women”.