Chapo Trap House and the rise of the dirtbag left

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For the uninitiated, CTH is a very popular (to the tune of $30k+ per month coming in via Pateron) podcast by a group of foul-mouthed socialists with a tendency to tear into liberals with just as much (if not more) zeal than conservatives. They were recently profiled/critiqued in the New Yorker. The episode in which they respond to the article (mostly by viciously mocking the author and the New Yorker in general) is a decent introduction. There's also a critique of the critique, of course.

I'm interested in this growing notion of the "dirtbag left" and the increasing ranks of the DSA, which I recognize are partly separate phenomena. (There is an amusing schism in their demo between the very young and the very old.)

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:11 (two years ago) link

This was probably the best intro I ever read:

http://splitsider.com/2016/09/explaining-the-chapo-trap-house-podcast-to-the-uninitiated/

Which gets into the reference-heavy jag the show occasionally launches off on.

THE SKURJ OF FAKE NEWS. (kingfish), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:17 (two years ago) link

these dudes sound pretty unpleasant tbh

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:22 (two years ago) link

I follow some dem socialists on Twitter and it took me like three goddamn months that it was a podcast and not just some sort of weird meme

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:23 (two years ago) link

Can someone explain to me how this podcast and its Patreon patrons are connected to progressive causes by something stronger than the tether between Hot Shots: Part Deux and the US Navy?

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:25 (two years ago) link

I have only heard a few recent episodes, but the divide in airtime between vulgar comic riffs and actual discussion/intvws is pretty much 50/50

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:27 (two years ago) link

to answer yr question more directly Tombot I have seen a *lot* of tweets w/ CTH fans flaunting their newly received Socialist Organizer mailers/cards, anecdotal certainly but not nothing

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:31 (two years ago) link

They're still spending way too much time complaining about Hillary, the election and their critics. I find it amusing enough as a light podcast for driving but they're going to have to move on to keep listeners.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:33 (two years ago) link

a vigorous and funny response to the alt-right is probably a good thing, but this just sounds like a load of jerks being jerks

iatee otm

illbient microtonal poetry Surbiton (imago), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:33 (two years ago) link

This sounds pretty 'edgy'. I'll be interested to see what these guys do once they're out of high school.

DJ Untz Hall (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:38 (two years ago) link

I find it amusing enough as a light podcast for driving but they're going to have to move on to keep listeners.

Agreed, I think this will be a necessity after the inauguration anyway

tbh I mostly enjoy their eviscerations of liberal commentators/thinkers - fish in a barrel, sure, but undeniably satisfying

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:39 (two years ago) link

Have never listened to the show, read the article, I think i follow a couple of them on twitter. I hadn't realized they responded to the article with vicious mockery on their show, that's kind of a bummer since I saw them responding to outraged CTH devotees on twitter with essentially "chill the fuck out, it was a pretty good profile."

JoeStork, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:39 (two years ago) link

in the following episode they emphasized that they were embarrassed by people defending them

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:40 (two years ago) link

I think the 'jerks being jerks' stuff is overstated. I've listened to 10-12 eps now and there's nothing really offensive? They pick on dweeby Twitter people and pundits.

The episodes where they read from Ross Douthat and Megan McCardle's books are the best I've heard, followed by the interview with Adam Curtis.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:47 (two years ago) link

Can someone explain to me how this podcast and its Patreon patrons are connected to progressive causes by something stronger than the tether between Hot Shots: Part Deux and the US Navy?

It's an Air America show that can survive on its listener base, I don't think anyone's expecting them to start a revolution with a podcast. It's amusing to listen to a talk show with an actual left-wing viewpoint.

At least some of them are active with DSA and similar groups but they're also just relatively privileged liberal arts college NYC alt-media people.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:51 (two years ago) link

I'm realizing I could have asked the same question about Das Racist (RIP) and gotten kind of the same answer and it would have been fine. Why I felt the need to ask it of a podcast as if that requires a different kind of "authentic" pedigree is weird, and my thinking needs unpacking on that

The beaver is not the bad guy (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 02:00 (two years ago) link

Can someone explain to me how this podcast and its Patreon patrons are connected to dirtbag causes?

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 02:35 (two years ago) link

I think I need it explained to me how they are not directly related

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 03:20 (two years ago) link

I've listened to most episodes, it's a great podcast. Their coverage of the primaries was often very funny. An early ep had a great guest who detailed the situation w teacher strikes in Mexico. Occasionally they do succumb to the more deluded and counter productive tendencies of hardcore Berners though.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 03:43 (two years ago) link

i'll out myself. matt's a thoughtful guy. felix is lol in most moods and he reminds me eerily of turkey-obsessed college friends i miss; also i found his les mis reading compelling. will clearly guides the whole thing and holds episodes together but imo is the blankest when he goes on the attack. some episodes really are just them giggling at their own press clips. thought it was completely hilarious that their william f buckley impression was actually a capt. peter peachfuzz impression.

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:40 (two years ago) link

obviously the keep it negative dickhole zing crew should run podcasting

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:42 (two years ago) link

I don't think "keep it negative" is a fair summation of their worldview

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:44 (two years ago) link

a vigorous and funny response to the alt-right is probably a good thing, but this just sounds like a load of jerks being jerks

maybe if we brainstormed some more descriptions of trump's hair

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:49 (two years ago) link

afaict they're in the same gen x/millenial straddler segment as a bunch of my peers, sneer at the gen x detachment and corporate institutions equally, and are well-versed in the web communities that predate the 4chan weird bullshit, parallel to or members of somethingawful and other shit of the time

idk it's a thing where every political opinion coming from them seems like a deep-seated reaction from living through the late 90s and early 00s and that's the lens

mh 😏, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:49 (two years ago) link

douthat rip is savage

I'm trying to catch up to the Trap House but these things are like 90 minutes long. I'm on episode 4. By the time they're talking about current events, Trump's first term will be over

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 05:24 (two years ago) link

I thoroughly enjoy the Chapo Trap House. When I first discovered it it felt like a real catharsis to hear other people roughly my age or a little younger shredding New Democratism and bad centrist punditry of both liberal and conservative varieties but not in a lefty crank, counterpunch sort of way.

I can't say I love the new format with more regulars and preferred the dynamic of just Felix-Matt-Will. I like Amber and Virgil Texas individually I just don't feel like the show works as well with them regularly participating.

ALSO as I think we talked about a little on the podcast thread, it seems harder for them to find their footing in a Trump world, now that the irrelevant centrist punditry has actually been rendered irrelevant.

I'm trying to catch up to the Trap House but these things are like 90 minutes long. I'm on episode 4.

I've found that playback at 1.25x speed can be your friend.

THE SKURJ OF FAKE NEWS. (kingfish), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 05:52 (two years ago) link

i couldn't get through an episode of this, even though i generally agree with them

it just... isn't funny at all, or insightful. probably because the things that are funny and insightful in sad leftist twitter aren't funny outside of sad leftist twitter

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:16 (two years ago) link

Whiney, just listen to the Freeway Ross Douthat episode then skip to current events. Discussing the conventions doesn't really work as entertainment six months after the fact.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:20 (two years ago) link

being a completionist about a politics podcast is the most onion a/v club thing i've ever heard

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:22 (two years ago) link

I tried to listen to an episode but I just found it unbearable, but I realize I should have listened before I read that interview they did with Paste, which is hands down the most embarrassing thing I read last year: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/07/chapo-trap-house-are-the-vulgar-brilliant-demigods.html

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:24 (two years ago) link

i've encountered enough asshole know-it-all leftists on twitter (including at least one of the chapo guys, i think) that i haven't exactly been eager to give this a try.

Wozniak on Kimye's Baby (jaymc), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:25 (two years ago) link

"I haven't listened to this but I don't like it based on reading an article about it" is the most boring and non-contributing thing you can possibly say.

Except I did listen to it?

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:29 (two years ago) link

Like, "I tried to listen to an episode" is the first goddamn thing I say in my post

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:30 (two years ago) link

They do definitely reflect the worst of leftist Twitter at times. Like it's clear from recent episodes their way of continuing in Trump World will be to still hammer Clinton relentlessly land act like centrist democrats are worse than actual fascists. They are really mad at Hillary for losing to Trump when all I heard from them for months was that she was just as bad.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 07:13 (two years ago) link

The show works better for me when Matt or Amber bring up something that show they've done a but more homework on this stuff.

My particular fave episodes are stuff like having on Adam Curtis, Matt Karp on his book on Antebellum American politics setting up race science and eugenics shit trickling down to Breitbart, or even the pilot ep of sorts where they excoriate the weird mentality behind Michael Bay's "13 Hours."

THE SKURJ OF FAKE NEWS. (kingfish), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 07:23 (two years ago) link

xp p sure they're mad at hillary for beating bernie with the weight of the DNC behind her, propping up trump as an easy win and then running an embarrassing general election campaign built on "of course i'll win"

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 07:45 (two years ago) link

and given that this toolbag seems to be the presumptive 2020 favorite of the DNC, which has not shown any indication of shifting platform aside from a few pockets of support for keith ellison, keeping the fire under the democrats might be the only thing that saves us from 4 additional years of actual fascism

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 07:49 (two years ago) link

Nerderik P.

salthigh, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 08:17 (two years ago) link

The "weight of the DNC" that Bernie's ramshackle campaign couldn't overcome but Obama could somehow. We can blame this vague "rigging" for Bernie's loss (and not acknowledge that maybe he should campaigned in the south) but can't admit the Comey letter had an effect on Hillary's?

After the primary was pretty much over they called the differences between Trump and Clinton "a wash". Matt Christman perpetuated the deluded idea that the Bernie delegates at the Nevada caucus were "disenfranchised", just as one example. Granted it wasn't the job of the left to get Hillary elected (I'd have personally preferred Bernie for a number of reasons) but you don't get to act mad at her campaign for losing when you perpetuated the equivalency narrative throughout the campaign. Many Dems have been able to acknowledge that she was a vulnerable candidate that we were stuck with because not enough people ran but it seems like it would literally kill many on the left to just say "we got carried away".

Also, encouraging people to spread "Bernie Would've Won" memes is pretty asshole-ish and counter productive but I don't know maybe stopping actual fascism will require purging People who don't hate Hillary but I could be wrong.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 08:23 (two years ago) link

but you don't get to act mad at her campaign for losing when you perpetuated the equivalency narrative throughout the campaign

You kind of do? I listened to the post-DNC podcasts and a lot of commentary revolved around things that seemed iffy even at the time when it seemed like a lock - trotting out Mike Bloomberg, the lineup of neocon security/military people lining up for Hillary, etc.. It goes back to 2000/2002 - if you're going to present Republican-lite as the face of the party why wouldn't the voters who are into that just vote for real Republicans? They were also right back then on focusing on decency being poor judgement.

Were the Hillary fainting jokes in bad taste? Sure. That's still the most tiresome part of the podcast, but it's also a fairly small part of it.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 08:33 (two years ago) link

Funny thing about Bloomberg is we was one of the few convention speakers who got kind of a positive reaction from the Bernie or busters there when he mentioned that he described himself as an "independent" what or John Lewis got anti-tpp chants. There was definitely messaging problems w HRC's campaign but given the consequences of the election (potential loss of social programs for one) people with visibility on the left seemed reluctant to encourage voting for the obviously better choice of the corny old lady and pickedvthr campsign apart for things all high level campaigns do becuae they were probably confident she was going to win anyway.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 08:55 (two years ago) link

Also, encouraging people to spread "Bernie Would've Won" memes is pretty asshole-ish and counter productive but I don't know maybe stopping actual fascism will require purging People who don't hate Hillary but I could be wrong.

― Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, January 4, 2017 3:23 AM (twenty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i don't think spreading memes has ever been productive in any direction

seriously didn't realize there were still people aside from high ranking democrat pols and frederik who think the answer to defeating trumpism over the next 4 years is to double down on the 2016 strategy

this is some gluing humpty dumpty together again shit

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 09:00 (two years ago) link

that Bernie's ramshackle campaign couldn't overcome but Obama could somehow

yeah it's almost like these are two different candidates running on entirely different platforms with entirely different relationships to the DNC

how close are you to running out the "of course the DNC sank bernie, he wasn't a member of their party!" argument that was briefly popular 8 months ago in an entirely different america

qualx, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 09:04 (two years ago) link

Yes, Mike Bloomberg is a well-known figure on the socialist lecture circuit. Hugely popular on the left. Yuge.

It is a reminder that the one thing worse than jokes about Hillary's medical problems is the narrative around BernieBros and "Bernie or Busters" where whatever ills that pop into your head can be ascribed to them.

The fundamental disconnect here appears to be your belief that the left's issue with Clinton is that she was "corny."

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 09:06 (two years ago) link

xxp obvs

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 09:06 (two years ago) link

I never said "everything was perfect w HRC's messaging except that leftist twitter and this podcast didn't like it". I'd have preferred a different candidate but Hillary won the primary, she was obviously the better candidate compared to Trump. When you vote for a candidate you are voting a coalition into office. Making equivrlrncies beyeeen her and Trump was ridiculous then (kind of offensive actually when you put in perspective ) and looks even more ridiculous now. Maybe you can post the photo of them at a party together I've seen a million times and I'll withdraw that.

We have social media, we know the left got "carried away" I don''t see the point in denying that base level reality. I mean people were literally crying st the convention because they thought Bernie would get the nomination somehow.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 09:12 (two years ago) link

there was an anecdote about parking near the state fair I’ll post tomorrow that made me amused and irritated

untuned mass damper (mh), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 03:09 (one month ago) link

I missed what started it but Matt was moving around his seat awkwardly, Will says “I thought we weren’t doing this (?)” and Matt left, to return about five minutes later

decent live show, might be punchier edited

― untuned mass damper (mh), Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:13 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

Like how this sounds like will had had a conversation with Matt about not shitting his pants beforehand

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 03:21 (one month ago) link

I mean, maybe his underwear was riding up, he drank too many liquids and had to pee, idk

but in the moment my instinct told me that man sharted

also he was wearing the all-white outfit from the tweet this past weekend

untuned mass damper (mh), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 03:25 (one month ago) link

oh man, the worst possible outfit to shart in

(Appears only as a corpse) (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 04:55 (one month ago) link

it probably wasn't the case, but that was immediately what went through my mind as well

so, parking at the state fair is at a relative premium and there are a myriad of ways to address that. there's a shuttle bus from downtown parking, some charity-owned lots nearby, and the classic "park in someone's yard for cash"

basically people who live really close to the fairgrounds will stand around with a sign, or someone will pay them for use of their yard to do so, and they'll line up cars on the grass. it's usually early in the day, and you just kind of roll the dice on whether it'll be easy to extract your car later. apparently the chapo election team decided to do this, and some asshole arrived late and blocked all the other cars in

it wasn't clear whether someone else in the crowd called the cops or they did (could use some clarification here, I was like YOU CALLED THE COPS?!) but the idea was apparently you call the cops, the cops say it's ok for a tow truck to pull the offending vehicle out of the way. cop arrives, basically says "I don't know man, it's private property, you've gotta figure it out" and finally a bunch of people banded together to just shove the car out of the driveway and they made their way out.

hopefully that segment makes a podcast because it was entertaining. also, I don't think I would park like that in a rental so...

untuned mass damper (mh), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 13:48 (one month ago) link

Their Epstein stuff is kind of unlistenable. I also tried to give Brace Belden's True Anon podcast a chance and it was equally unlistenable.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 16:00 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjYsvMm7q1I

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Saturday, 17 August 2019 22:22 (one month ago) link

As someone who finds B. amusing in short doses, True Anon is...a bit much. And Liz sounds like she belongs on red scare

Simon H., Saturday, 17 August 2019 22:32 (one month ago) link

the last show on the grey wolf feed where they talked about all the trumpisms that have permanently infected daily speech was very funny

in twelve parts (lamonti), Saturday, 24 August 2019 04:51 (three weeks ago) link

you hate to see it

gbx, Saturday, 24 August 2019 23:35 (three weeks ago) link

have been daydreaming of eating at a theme restaurant called "graydon carter's bad food restaurant" with "you hate to see it" as the slogan in a nice script under the name

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 24 August 2019 23:47 (three weeks ago) link

or maybe, "we'll see what happens"

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 24 August 2019 23:47 (three weeks ago) link

https://i.imgflip.com/38tet5.jpg

forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 24 August 2019 23:57 (three weeks ago) link

wait, did Trump coin "you hate/love to see it"??

flappy bird, Sunday, 25 August 2019 01:45 (three weeks ago) link

lol i always thought he did but maybe he didn't! now i gotta change my custom meme

forensic plumber (harbl), Sunday, 25 August 2019 02:25 (three weeks ago) link

i had no idea you hate/love to see it was trump but if so that’s his greatest contribution to culture

flopson, Sunday, 25 August 2019 07:00 (three weeks ago) link

I thought it was just mocking corny sportscasters - Trump's thing is more "we love ... don't we folks" right?

Actually I think the originator may be Pierre Louÿs - https://www.wakefieldpress.com/louys_pybrac.html

First published posthumously in 1927, Pybrac was, with The Young Girl’s Handbook of Good Manners, one of the first of Louÿs’ secret erotic manuscripts to see clandestine publication. Composed of 313 rhymed alexandrine quatrains, the majority of them starting with the phrase “I do not like to see…,” Pybrac is in form a mockery of sixteenth-century chancellor poet Guy Du Faur, Seigneur de Pibrac, whose moralizing quatrains were common literary fare for young French readers until the nineteenth century. Louÿs spent his life coming up with his own evergrowing collection of rhymed moral precepts (suitable only for adult readers): a dizzying litany describing everything he “disliked” witnessing, from lesbianism, sodomy, incest, and prostitution to perversions extreme enough to give even a modern reader pause.

JoeStork, Sunday, 25 August 2019 07:41 (three weeks ago) link

however did I never listen to the digcast?

some of it’s cringeworthy in how it’s aged because carl was too right

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 2 September 2019 20:23 (two weeks ago) link

I’ve listened to a few eps since the Marianne Wmson interview

I’m annoyed by how they (or at least one of them) say “KaMAla” instead of “KAmala”

Vape Store (crüt), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:05 (two weeks ago) link

Will says "rather" weird like "ruhther"

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:08 (two weeks ago) link

that one that always gets me is will saying "august", as in "impressive", the same way as the month

Simon H., Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:12 (two weeks ago) link

lol

Vape Store (crüt), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:13 (two weeks ago) link

xp hrrrm I do not actually know how to do that one correctly, it seems

definitely a strong “i’ve used this word before but never heard it spoken aloud” vibe from these guys but it’s fine

the entire kamala pronunciation thing is something that probably deserves practice but i’ve heard enough variations among people who should know that I can’t care

untuned mass damper (mh), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:56 (two weeks ago) link

at this point enough people have mocked them for it that I assume they throw some extras in just to be annoying

Simon H., Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:57 (two weeks ago) link

I heard three people introduce her last year, heard her speak, and still flub it sometimes

I have a friend who does the “hah, I’m never going to get it” thing after learning a new name once and it irritates me to no end, though

untuned mass damper (mh), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 01:00 (two weeks ago) link

English needs accent marks

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 07:42 (two weeks ago) link

I still maintain that Virgil is the worst Chapo, he's constantly killing good riffs with overly earnest "actually, I disagree" moments

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 14:42 (two weeks ago) link

I've done a 180 on that opinion

seeing them live, he's more of a quiet moderating influence and kind of pushes things back on track as necessary

untuned mass damper (mh), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 14:55 (two weeks ago) link

Virgil is best when balanced by Felix.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:51 (two weeks ago) link

like on the carl diggler podcast!

untuned mass damper (mh), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:59 (two weeks ago) link

oh this should be fun

And Introducing
#58 "9/11 IN MUSIC!" (ft. Matt Christman)

https://soundcloud.com/and-intro-pod/58-911-in-music-ft-matt-christman

maffew12, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 21:41 (two weeks ago) link

i like 'and introducing' quite a bit

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 22:26 (two weeks ago) link

"SoundCloud rap" with Felix was fun. I haven't heard many others. "Meet Me In the Bathroom" book one was funny for just how cool they find all those guys. what else is good?

maffew12, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 22:35 (two weeks ago) link

that episode of and introducing is great, thanks

flappy bird, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 23:06 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qghXZ7apzhA

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 23:08 (two weeks ago) link

I’d completely forgotten this limp bizkit music video connection and hooooboy

untuned mass damper (mh), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 23:32 (two weeks ago) link

Matt being a Cake superfan is unsurprising.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Friday, 6 September 2019 19:53 (one week ago) link

will is a Fall fan 😁

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 6 September 2019 19:58 (one week ago) link

Been enjoying Trillbilly Workers Party a lot, and the latest covered Tarence's new piece for the baffler on the grift of appalachian revitalization. Haven't read the piece yet but it's here

https://thebaffler.com/salvos/hollowed-out-ray

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 8 September 2019 19:28 (one week ago) link

I dont think I ever mentioned how endearing it is on Street Fight that they just rip bongs throughout lol

flappy bird, Monday, 9 September 2019 00:40 (one week ago) link

I love that the Chapo subreddit is now just an unofficial Trillbillies subreddit. (I became a patron a few weeks back.)

Simon H., Tuesday, 10 September 2019 07:55 (one week ago) link

Michael Brooks (and to a lesser extent, the Majority Report) has p much replaced Chapo for me. none of the insufferable nerdiness, seems more knowledgeable, they're funny/not self-serious, and they're really good broadcasters and speakers, Brooks in particular.

flappy bird, Thursday, 12 September 2019 20:46 (one week ago) link

yeah, I also prefer Brooks/MR to Chapo. I've never understood the lack of interest around here. I guess people find Sam Seder annoying.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 13 September 2019 12:44 (six days ago) link

the new premium ep is extremely my shit.

the trump era has made most of these evangelical freakshows from my youth still hanging on seem kinda quaint but man when the these profoundly venal strains of American conservatism combine like a dumb horny voltron... 😙👌

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Friday, 13 September 2019 14:33 (six days ago) link

I watched all the episodes of The Righteous Gemstones that have aired so far before finishing that podcast episode and... it's good

untuned mass damper (mh), Friday, 13 September 2019 15:39 (six days ago) link

I went to a southern baptist elementary school from k-8 that used text books printed by this crew https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abeka and I'm surpised I came out of the experience in one piece.

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 13 September 2019 16:29 (six days ago) link

Brooks is good (and I actually like the background people they have on there quite a bit ), and I tend to like the guests. I'm more ensconced in youtube world than podcast world though

anvil, Friday, 13 September 2019 17:20 (six days ago) link

Matt Lech's podcast is good too (Literary Hangover)

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 13 September 2019 17:40 (six days ago) link

On a related note, we talked to Jake Flores and Sara June of Pod Damn America/MeansTV fame(?) about podcasting as not organizing, that dang Joker movie, and the problem or relying on media to try to re-engineer the world

https://m.soundcloud.com/givingthemic/57-propaganda-is-good-ft-sara-june-jake-flores

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Sunday, 15 September 2019 18:23 (four days ago) link

for real the last 15 minutes of "the righteous falwells" with them riffing on American-style Protestantism and the McBride/ Hill trilogy should be taught in every political “science” and religion class in America.

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Sunday, 15 September 2019 18:29 (four days ago) link


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