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Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper
97 minutes | 11 days ago
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters on Biden, Trump, Assange & Censorship
Legendary rock musician Roger Waters joins the show for a wide-ranging conversation on U.S. foreign policy, what happens after Trump, Julian Assange and more.Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots
86 minutes | 18 days ago
Thomas Frank on Fake Populism & Silicon Valley Fantasies
Thomas Frank rejoins the show to talk about the past, present, and future of the Democratic party.
102 minutes | 25 days ago
Glenn Greenwald on Lessons from the Election, Leaving the Intercept and More
Glenn Greenwald joins to discuss the election (taped on Thursday), leaving the Intercept, and more. Matt and Katie ponder the future of both parties after a tightly contested result.Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots
41 minutes | a month ago
Tinashe on Useful Idiots Live, Bonus Episode!
Genre-bending singer, Tinashe, joins hosts Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper in a livestream event, sponsored by Yappa, to discuss the 2020 election and more
99 minutes | a month ago
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti on the Election and the Future of Both Parties
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti from The Hill's 'Rising' rejoin the show ahead of the US election. Matt and Katie discuss Jared Kushner's viral clip on Fox. They also express concern on what the handling of the Hunter Biden story portends in media.Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots
96 minutes | a month ago
Zoomin Toobin, How to Pitch Biden to Voters, and Analyzing Polls with Ben Tulchin
Katie and Matt analyze the Jeffrey Toobin story and come up with a few ways to pitch Biden to undecided voters. Pollster Ben Tulchin, who worked on Bernie Sanders' campaigns in 2016 and 2020, joins the show to break down the polls and what to look for on election night.Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots
103 minutes | a month ago
Nancy Pelosi Beefs With Wolf Blitzer, Plus Antonio García Martínez on Content Moderation in Silicon Valley
Hosts Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper go over Nancy Pelosi's strategy for passing a new stimulus bill, and review a contentious appearance of hers on Wolf Blitzer's CNN show. Poly-hyphenate Antonio García Martínez joins the show to discuss the recent report from the ICO in the U.K. that seemed to unravel the heated accusations against Cambridge Analytica from a few years back, and how much influence they may have had on the 2016 US presidential election.
102 minutes | 2 months ago
Trump vs. Covid and 'Amy Hairy Conehead' with David Sirota
Journalist David Sirota joins the show to talk Trump and Covid, Biden and the election, and how 80s pop culture relates to today.Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots
87 minutes | 2 months ago
Michael K. Williams on the Debate, Police Reform, Lovecraft Country and More
Renowned actor Michael K. Williams joins the show to discuss his activism, the presidential debate, his acting process and more. Katie and Matt discuss a few moments from the debate and a frustrating Fox News story.Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots
94 minutes | 2 months ago
RBG and the Supreme Court with Samuel Moyn
Yale professor of law and history, Samuel Moyn, joins the show to discuss the Supreme Court after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Matt and Katie discuss a dustup in Syria that hasn't gotten much media attention.
118 minutes | 2 months ago
Glenn Greenwald on Reality Winner Controversy and Asking Trump to Pardon Snowden
Glenn Greenwald returns to the show to discuss a few media moments he was involved in recently, one regarding the Intercept and Reality Winner, the other an appearance he made on Tucker Carlson's show on FOX. Katie and Matt dive into the viral clip of Joe Biden playing a clip of 'Despacito' at a recent Hispanic Heritage Month event.Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots
106 minutes | 3 months ago
Trump and Bob Woodward, Plus Filmmaker Juan Passarelli on the Assange Trial
Katie and Matt discuss the revelations from Bob Woodward's book regarding Trump, Juan Passarelli describes the extradition hearing against Julian Assange
100 minutes | 3 months ago
Nancy Pelosi Challenger Shahid Buttar Responds to Allegations
California Congressional candidate Shahid Buttar, running to unseat Nancy Pelosi, shares his perspective on recent allegations of sexual and workplace misconduct. Matt and Katie break down the Massachusetts primary returns and Trump's Fox News interview with Laura Ingraham.Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots
92 minutes | 3 months ago
Zephyr Teachout, RNC Highlighs & the Myth of the Markey Bros
Attorney, author and former New York gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout joins hosts Katie Halper and Matt Taibbi to talk about the role of monopolies in the American politics, economies, and tech. Matt and Katie break down the drama in the Ed Markey vs. Joe Kennedy III Massachusetts Senate race, and react to the first half of the Republican National Convention.Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots
102 minutes | 3 months ago
DNC Highlights, the USPS Crisis, Plus Katie Hill on Her Scandal and New Book
Former congresswoman Katie Hill joins hosts Katie Halper and Matt Taibbi to talk about her life after resigning last fall. Matt and Katie review the first two days of the DNC, and analyze what's going on with the USPS and its media coverage.Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots
111 minutes | 4 months ago
Alex Morse Speaks Out, Plus Kamala Harris as Biden's VP
Massachusetts congressional candidate Alex Morse joins the show to discuss his perspective on the misconduct allegations against him. Katie and Matt discuss Biden's selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate.
120 minutes | 4 months ago
Thomas Frank on Anti-Populism, Plus Biden's Most-Stoned Moment Ever
Author Thomas Frank joins the show to discuss his latest book ‘The People, NO: A Brief History of Anti-Populism.’ Katie and Matt dissect Biden's most-stoned moment ever.
114 minutes | 4 months ago
Dr. Robert Gallo on Vaccines, Plus the Democrats' Campaign Strategy | Useful Idiots
Leading biomedical researcher Dr. Robert Gallo shares his thoughts on the various theories for potential covid-19 vaccines. Matt and Katie caution against overconfidence by the left heading into the presidential election. Katie decries a 'Sharkaganda' story from Australia
114 minutes | 4 months ago
Thomas Chatterton Williams on Cancel Culture, Bari Weiss Leaves NYT
Thomas Chatterton Williams talks cancel culture and his contribution to the Harper's Letter on Justice and Open Debate. Matt and Katie discuss the departure of Bari Weiss from the New York Times.
96 minutes | 5 months ago
True Anon's Liz & Brace on Ghislaine Maxwell and Epstein, Plus the Harper's Letter
Liz Franczak and Brace Belden, hosts of the podcast True Anon, discuss the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell and the wider Jeffrey Epstein story, Matt and Katie talk about reactions to the much-debated Harper's open letter
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