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 (four 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 (four years ago) link

these dudes sound pretty unpleasant tbh

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

obviously the keep it negative dickhole zing crew should run podcasting

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 04:42 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 05:27 (four years ago) link

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.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 05:39 (four years ago) link

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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 06:28 (four years ago) link

Except I did listen to it?

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

Nerderik P.

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

xxp obvs

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

whoosh

the point is not that i am some kind of sleuth but that it was already more or less common knowledge. and yet

Left, Thursday, 10 June 2021 21:41 (one month ago) link

why do the people directly affected keep having to put themselves in the firing line like this so that if they’re lucky a few more people might now take seriously what is already widely known?

Left, Thursday, 10 June 2021 21:48 (one month ago) link

Because Hulk took down Gawker

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 10 June 2021 21:52 (one month ago) link

there's nothing special going on here AFAICT in terms of toxicity, patriarchal abuses of power, and online stan culture, except that it stands out more when it appears to be in conflict with stated politics

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Thursday, 10 June 2021 22:09 (one month ago) link

trying to decide if BJG will cut him loose or double down, suspect the latter

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Thursday, 10 June 2021 22:12 (one month ago) link

(I mean that show will remain unlistenable regardless)

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Thursday, 10 June 2021 22:13 (one month ago) link

Left podcast world seems to have gone silent on this

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 10 June 2021 22:19 (one month ago) link

but thank christ you two unbearable clowns are here to victory dance

― Washington Generals D-League affiliate (will), Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:41 PM (forty-two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

what are you talking about ?

Expressing sadness that women are coerced into shutting up about sexual abuse because of toxic twitter culture is a victory dance? This is a weird thing to say.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 10 June 2021 22:26 (one month ago) link

Orb fail

A deeply moving podcast that leaves you with a million things to think about. @bariweiss https://t.co/qIPcXmyJON

— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) June 10, 2021

Joe Bombin (milo z), Friday, 11 June 2021 00:18 (one month ago) link

who needs her anymore

My homies put me on @CHAPOTRAPHOUSE

— LOLA (@GangstaBooQOM) June 10, 2021

JoeStork, Friday, 11 June 2021 00:26 (one month ago) link

on 530 when they were riffing on Naomi Wolf, Matt brought up one of my fav weird little things of the 90s - when everyone who grew up in Wisconsin called cash machines "time machines"

I heard you paint dog houses.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 16 June 2021 19:04 (one month ago) link

has Red Scare gotten any blowback for being total anti-Palestine idiots on pod in the past now that the issue's blown up in the discourse again or nah?

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 17 June 2021 09:31 (one month ago) link

I just sort of assumed most ppl who know they're dummies stopped listening ages ago

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Thursday, 17 June 2021 12:06 (one month ago) link

yeah I guess, just seeing their star in the ascendant and while I'm not usually out for blood on these things in this particular case a cancellation would be in order

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 17 June 2021 12:27 (one month ago) link

they can't be "cancelled" because they have a loyal simp audience and they're making the content they wish to hear, and any external criticism is just that, external. it would be like "cancelling" cum town - what's the point?

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Thursday, 17 June 2021 12:42 (one month ago) link

As I said, my impression is that they're getting more shine outside of that audience.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 17 June 2021 12:44 (one month ago) link

Hopefully dasha's acting career ends up nuking the pod before that can really happen, but personally my feeling is the audience/popularity/influence ceiling for the show is genuinely not that high

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Thursday, 17 June 2021 12:54 (one month ago) link

(Like, obviously they're doing very, very well for a podcast, but I don't see even CTH-level "ubiquity" in their future.)

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Thursday, 17 June 2021 12:56 (one month ago) link

It won't happen anytime soon, but I'm guessing they could be among the first to eventually hang it up and focus on their life-consuming non-podcast things -- something I don't notice as much on the other shows I've heard. It sounds like the show serves themselves more than anyone else, which is what their listeners want. Probably not the best way to expand an audience, but definitely a good way to maintain a following.

billstevejim, Friday, 18 June 2021 16:07 (one month ago) link

Matt and Chris have a new one on Stitcher Premium about Presidents. It’s bound to be better than the Felix show but the Stitcher app is so bad.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Friday, 18 June 2021 16:55 (one month ago) link

Eager to finally hear Blowback: Cuba.

Joe Bombin (milo z), Friday, 18 June 2021 16:55 (one month ago) link

I dig the episodes that are the mix of history, sociology, culture, politics mixed together.

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Friday, 18 June 2021 23:37 (one month ago) link

on a tangentially-chapo related note: Sam Seder's ambush of Crowder was hilarious

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 14:26 (one month ago) link

Mostly because Seder appears for 2 seconds and Crowder starts sputtering and trying to fill every available space with words so Seder can't talk

Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 05:51 (one month ago) link

Crowder has also banned the terms Sam Seder and majority report from his reddit, lol

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 09:24 (one month ago) link

holy shit lol

Shaidar Logoff (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 10:35 (one month ago) link

daily wire whining on Twitter about bad faith “debate me bro”s is reaching heights of hypocrisy that I did not think were possible

Washington Generals D-League affiliate (will), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 13:13 (one month ago) link

It was weird when Crowder threw out a list of people who refuse to debate Seder: Joe Rogan, Dave Rubin, Noam Chomsky (wait, what?)

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 13:24 (one month ago) link

He was thinking of Nim Chimpsky, I think.

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 13:47 (one month ago) link

just for the record I am also refusing to debate Seder, whoever that is.

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 13:51 (one month ago) link

Only a million Youtube subscribers. You have to have at least 6 million before I know your name.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 23 June 2021 14:08 (one month ago) link

The famed @cushbomb has recently signed with us for a book tentatively titled "Behold a Fail Horse." The attached image is NOT the cover. pic.twitter.com/l1x23Q9FCJ

— Zer0 Books (@Zer0Books) June 30, 2021

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 20:47 (three weeks ago) link

christ man

Left, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 20:51 (three weeks ago) link

So virgil texas never addressed the accusations, even privately to briahna joy gray. Seems bad. The pod is better with just her anyway though.

treeship., Wednesday, 30 June 2021 21:01 (three weeks ago) link

i was wondering about that the other day, it's weirdly hard to find information about it

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 21:09 (three weeks ago) link

It seems like there was something there, otherwise he would have denied it. But that is still speculative I guess.

treeship., Wednesday, 30 June 2021 21:15 (three weeks ago) link

This is the only thing I've seen:

Late night status update on @BadFaithPod pic.twitter.com/nRKNEBN04z

— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) June 28, 2021

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 21:21 (three weeks ago) link

is there a name for the kind of writing you always get in these situations, this bland tone which i assume is supposed to be read as fair and empathetic without taking sides, it's everywhere these days

Left, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 21:32 (three weeks ago) link

that's called having media training

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 21:48 (three weeks ago) link

Brie Joy Gray was a lawyer a few years ago, so yeah

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 21:52 (three weeks ago) link

You can read between the lines here though.

Given the anonymity of the accusation, it would have been easy for Virgil to deny it if it was false. Bri could have also said that unless some evidence comes to light, even corroborating details, she can’t assume it is true.

The fact is that Virgil has not denied this. And he seemingly hasn’t even made the case to Bri that it is untrue. Sooooooooooo

treeship., Wednesday, 30 June 2021 22:13 (three weeks ago) link

Seeing Joy use the phrase "I want to avoid weighing in irresponsibly" seemingly with a straight face is...something.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 1 July 2021 00:43 (three weeks ago) link

That announcement is very "new notes apology about to drop".

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 1 July 2021 09:08 (three weeks ago) link

Can someone explain to me what the podcast name “Pod About List” means?

bruce spr!ngisH3r3 on broadway (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 5 July 2021 21:11 (two weeks ago) link

the (loose) format of the show is that they discuss some list they found on the internet each ep

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Monday, 5 July 2021 21:11 (two weeks ago) link

i only listened to a few eps (not a very regular podcast listener) and they didn't always adhere to the format

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Monday, 5 July 2021 21:12 (two weeks ago) link

Then, I guess the question is about the wordplay (?) that makes it that and not “Pod About Lists”

bruce spr!ngisH3r3 on broadway (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 5 July 2021 21:23 (two weeks ago) link

oh yeah i dunno

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Monday, 5 July 2021 21:29 (two weeks ago) link

there's no wordplay, they're just doing dumb guy syntax i think

(i've listened to a lot of eps and as far as i can tell that's the idea. i mean each episode is one podcast about one list so it kinda makes sense if you put it like that)

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Monday, 5 July 2021 23:08 (two weeks ago) link


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