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Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

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Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

Rolling Stone

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Useful Idiots is an informative and irreverent politics podcast with journalist Matt Taibbi and podcaster/writer Katie Halper. Episodes feature on-the-road coverage of the 2020 campaign and exclusive interviews, with humor, commentary and dissection of the politics news of the week. Join Matt and Katie as they examine important stories that have slipped through the cracks and what the media got wrong – and laugh about whatever is left to laugh about.

Latest Episodes

"White Fragility," Plus Adolph Reed on Identity Politics

EMatt and Katie discuss Matt's review of "White Fragility," Professor Adolph Reed joins to discuss identity politics

116 MIN5 d ago
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"White Fragility," Plus Adolph Reed on Identity Politics

Omar Wasow on Violent vs. Non-Violent Protests, Plus Katie and Matt on Trump's Rally

EOmar Wasow, assistant professor of politics at Princeton, joins the show to discuss his paper on protest tactics and 'Agenda Seeding,' and the polarized reaction it's received. Matt and Katie analyze a scene from Delaware involving a manly encounter with a shark.

102 MIN1 w ago
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Omar Wasow on Violent vs. Non-Violent Protests, Plus Katie and Matt on Trump's Rally

Dr. Cornel West on Protests, Bernie's Campaign, His New Podcast, and Much More

EDr. Cornel West joins the show (for the first time) for a wide-ranging conversation abouthis new podcastThe Tightrope,what went wrong for Bernie’s campaign and why he had endorsed Sanders again in 2020, andthe tactical efficacy of violent vs. nonviolent protesting.

97 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Dr. Cornel West on Protests, Bernie's Campaign, His New Podcast, and Much More

Shahid Buttar on Running Against Nancy Pelosi, Kente Cloth, and Police Reform

EShahid Buttar returns to the show to talk about his campaign against Nancy Pelosi, police reform, civil liberties and more. Matt and Katie look at the significance of Kente cloth, and discuss the recent turmoil in major newsrooms around the country Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots

117 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Shahid Buttar on Running Against Nancy Pelosi, Kente Cloth, and Police Reform

Marianne Williamson and Dr. Gerald Horne on Protests, Dems' Failures, and 2020

EMatt and Katie briefly discuss a few moments from the past week, including Trump's praise of 'dominating' the protests, then Historian Dr. Gerald Horne discusses the history of racism in the US and contextualizes current issues, followed by Marianne Williamson on intersectional issues and the 2020 election

121 MINJUN 6
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Marianne Williamson and Dr. Gerald Horne on Protests, Dems' Failures, and 2020

Michael Moore on Planet of the Humans

EMichael Moore joins the show to discuss the removal of Planet of the Humans from YouTube, and addresses criticism he and the film have received

66 MINJUN 1
Comments
Michael Moore on Planet of the Humans

The Case Against Censoring Trump and Palestinians With Ali Abunimah + George Floyd and Amy Cooper

EAli Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Intifada, joins the show to discuss the problems with social media censorship. Katie and Matt discuss the horrific George Floyd story, and the similarities with Eric Garner Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots

119 MINMAY 30
Comments
The Case Against Censoring Trump and Palestinians With Ali Abunimah + George Floyd and Amy Cooper

Jimmy Dore on Bernie Sanders, the CARES Act + the Dems Ditch Civil Liberties

EJimmy Dore joins the show to deliver blistering remarks on Bernie Sanders, the CARES Act and More, Plus a Discussion of Dems and Civil Liberties.

108 MINMAY 23
Comments
Jimmy Dore on Bernie Sanders, the CARES Act + the Dems Ditch Civil Liberties

Aaron Mate on New #Russiagate Bombshells, Plus More From the Stupid Bay of Pigs

EAaron Mate of the Grayzone and 'Pushback' joins the show to talk recent developments in #Russiagate, how it’s helping Trump, plus Matt and Katie continue to dive into the Stupid Bay of Pigs Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots

98 MINMAY 15
Comments
Aaron Mate on New #Russiagate Bombshells, Plus More From the Stupid Bay of Pigs

Covid-19 With Virologist Dr. Christian Bréchot, Plus Rambo Goes to Venezuela

ELeading virologist Dr. Christian Bréchot discusses the origins of Covid-19, how the virology and wider scientific communities are working together for solutions, how a vaccine may get developed, and why he doesn’t expect one any time soon. Katie and Matt break down the botched coup in Venezuela Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots

80 MINMAY 9
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Covid-19 With Virologist Dr. Christian Bréchot, Plus Rambo Goes to Venezuela

Latest Episodes

"White Fragility," Plus Adolph Reed on Identity Politics

EMatt and Katie discuss Matt's review of "White Fragility," Professor Adolph Reed joins to discuss identity politics

116 MIN5 d ago
Comments
"White Fragility," Plus Adolph Reed on Identity Politics

Omar Wasow on Violent vs. Non-Violent Protests, Plus Katie and Matt on Trump's Rally

EOmar Wasow, assistant professor of politics at Princeton, joins the show to discuss his paper on protest tactics and 'Agenda Seeding,' and the polarized reaction it's received. Matt and Katie analyze a scene from Delaware involving a manly encounter with a shark.

102 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Omar Wasow on Violent vs. Non-Violent Protests, Plus Katie and Matt on Trump's Rally

Dr. Cornel West on Protests, Bernie's Campaign, His New Podcast, and Much More

EDr. Cornel West joins the show (for the first time) for a wide-ranging conversation abouthis new podcastThe Tightrope,what went wrong for Bernie’s campaign and why he had endorsed Sanders again in 2020, andthe tactical efficacy of violent vs. nonviolent protesting.

97 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Dr. Cornel West on Protests, Bernie's Campaign, His New Podcast, and Much More

Shahid Buttar on Running Against Nancy Pelosi, Kente Cloth, and Police Reform

EShahid Buttar returns to the show to talk about his campaign against Nancy Pelosi, police reform, civil liberties and more. Matt and Katie look at the significance of Kente cloth, and discuss the recent turmoil in major newsrooms around the country Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots

117 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Shahid Buttar on Running Against Nancy Pelosi, Kente Cloth, and Police Reform

Marianne Williamson and Dr. Gerald Horne on Protests, Dems' Failures, and 2020

EMatt and Katie briefly discuss a few moments from the past week, including Trump's praise of 'dominating' the protests, then Historian Dr. Gerald Horne discusses the history of racism in the US and contextualizes current issues, followed by Marianne Williamson on intersectional issues and the 2020 election

121 MINJUN 6
Comments
Marianne Williamson and Dr. Gerald Horne on Protests, Dems' Failures, and 2020

Michael Moore on Planet of the Humans

EMichael Moore joins the show to discuss the removal of Planet of the Humans from YouTube, and addresses criticism he and the film have received

66 MINJUN 1
Comments
Michael Moore on Planet of the Humans

The Case Against Censoring Trump and Palestinians With Ali Abunimah + George Floyd and Amy Cooper

EAli Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Intifada, joins the show to discuss the problems with social media censorship. Katie and Matt discuss the horrific George Floyd story, and the similarities with Eric Garner Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots

119 MINMAY 30
Comments
The Case Against Censoring Trump and Palestinians With Ali Abunimah + George Floyd and Amy Cooper

Jimmy Dore on Bernie Sanders, the CARES Act + the Dems Ditch Civil Liberties

EJimmy Dore joins the show to deliver blistering remarks on Bernie Sanders, the CARES Act and More, Plus a Discussion of Dems and Civil Liberties.

108 MINMAY 23
Comments
Jimmy Dore on Bernie Sanders, the CARES Act + the Dems Ditch Civil Liberties

Aaron Mate on New #Russiagate Bombshells, Plus More From the Stupid Bay of Pigs

EAaron Mate of the Grayzone and 'Pushback' joins the show to talk recent developments in #Russiagate, how it’s helping Trump, plus Matt and Katie continue to dive into the Stupid Bay of Pigs Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots

98 MINMAY 15
Comments
Aaron Mate on New #Russiagate Bombshells, Plus More From the Stupid Bay of Pigs

Covid-19 With Virologist Dr. Christian Bréchot, Plus Rambo Goes to Venezuela

ELeading virologist Dr. Christian Bréchot discusses the origins of Covid-19, how the virology and wider scientific communities are working together for solutions, how a vaccine may get developed, and why he doesn’t expect one any time soon. Katie and Matt break down the botched coup in Venezuela Merch Link: https://teespring.com/stores/useful-idiots

80 MINMAY 9
Comments
Covid-19 With Virologist Dr. Christian Bréchot, Plus Rambo Goes to Venezuela
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