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 (six 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 (six years ago) link

these dudes sound pretty unpleasant tbh

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

obviously the keep it negative dickhole zing crew should run podcasting

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

Nerderik P.

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

xxp obvs

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

Was this the Slate Culture Podcast?

F'kin Magnetometers, how do they work? (President Keyes), Sunday, 7 August 2022 18:59 (five months ago) link

Matt sounds pretty sober for an Inebriated Past

papal hotwife (milo z), Sunday, 7 August 2022 22:34 (five months ago) link

xxp nice! I liked the episode where Kath and Amber took over and I was a Mission Hill fan so I'd be excited to see Bill tbh

mh, Monday, 8 August 2022 14:44 (five months ago) link

cool stuff
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FZ0psDyWQAA98nS?format=png

Left, Thursday, 11 August 2022 10:55 (five months ago) link

Already deleted. Although if you're emplyoying Tucker Carlson I don't really see why you would baulk at a predator.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 11 August 2022 11:34 (five months ago) link

Also Bill Kristol is catholic now??

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 11 August 2022 11:36 (five months ago) link

How many "reading those articles sounds like my version of hell" responses did they get before the tweet went bye-bye?

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 11 August 2022 11:58 (five months ago) link

"think about hell" otm

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 11 August 2022 11:59 (five months ago) link

Guess we know the answer to "Where's Virgil?"

President Keyes, Thursday, 11 August 2022 14:37 (five months ago) link

Virgil finally providing a guide to Hell

symsymsym, Thursday, 11 August 2022 14:54 (five months ago) link

Virgil finally providing a guide to Hell


Lol

Mar - a - Lago, or 120 Days of Sodom (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 11 August 2022 14:57 (five months ago) link

dasha has been DFA'd by the catholic church to clear space on the 40-man roster for virgil texas

— ryan (@baseballworId) August 10, 2022

papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 11 August 2022 17:56 (five months ago) link

Sam Kriss writes for that magazine too.

President Keyes, Thursday, 11 August 2022 18:25 (five months ago) link

alas, it appears they tagged the wrong account by mistake

— 𝖋𝖚𝖑𝖎𝖌𝖎𝖓 𝖋𝖑𝖎𝖕𝖋𝖑𝖔𝖕𝖘 ◾️◼️◾️ (@punishedfuligin) August 10, 2022

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Thursday, 11 August 2022 18:45 (five months ago) link

from his parents' massive house or did they kick him out yet xp

much research to be done on the concerted right wing wooing of cancelled leftists but I'm far too queasy to do it myself

if it's a mistake on their part it's funny they chose someone so perfect I mean this would be the logical direction for him wouldn't it

Left, Thursday, 11 August 2022 19:12 (five months ago) link

Chapo plus Trillbillies is a good combo. T&T bring more warmth and humanity to the show but still have the wit to match with the Chapo guys, but Trillbillies alone can tend to get a bit too drifty.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 19 August 2022 00:19 (five months ago) link

yeah, agree on all points

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 19 August 2022 01:31 (five months ago) link

Crossover! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmNdTFbrNoE

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Saturday, 20 August 2022 04:07 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

First Desus & Mero now

I didn’t want to do this on a show with a guest host (This week is Matt Christman) so I’m doing it here pic.twitter.com/C7qZhP4iyB

— 🔪🔪🔪bЯyan🔪🔪🔪 (@murderxbryan) September 13, 2022

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 20:19 (four months ago) link

haven't listened in a while, what happened in August?

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 20:31 (four months ago) link

Brett had a manic episode and had to be hospitalized.

papal hotwife (milo z), Tuesday, 13 September 2022 20:32 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

TrueAnon series on Synanon and the troubled teen industry is pretty harrowing so far.

JoeStork, Thursday, 6 October 2022 20:07 (three months ago) link

Yeah, I haven’t heard it yet but from what little I know of the history, there’s a lot of _dark_ shit that went on

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Monday, 10 October 2022 01:27 (three months ago) link

lol they made the big time

Oh my fucking god pic.twitter.com/NGrRm1cF0a

— oy ye (@lib_crusher) October 14, 2022

Christman chatting with Rania Khalek about the state of things in his usual florid style:

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

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Friday, 21 October 2022 20:32 (three months ago) link

don't know if it's Christman's mic or connection breaking up the past few eps but goddamn i wish they would fix it

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 28 October 2022 13:37 (three months ago) link

please do less comedy bits with your friends and more reading articles and yelling

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 30 October 2022 16:31 (three months ago) link

Made it 8 minutes into the latest one, absolutely unlistenable.

papal hotwife (milo z), Sunday, 30 October 2022 18:35 (three months ago) link

Another annoying episode where they have good guests on a good topic but then won't shut the fuck up enough and let them talk. Matt in particular needs to show that he already knows everything, which is completely beside the point when you are interviewing someone. I mean I know it's not an "interview" show but can we just hear the pleasant voices of the people who researched this subject and not your irritating rants for once?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 10 November 2022 15:55 (two months ago) link

Felix does it too, and even Will got really long-winded with "questions" that weren't actually questions just him stating his own opinions.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 10 November 2022 15:56 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

The "Bogus Beggar" episode of Trillbillies is extremely classic

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 22 December 2022 23:17 (one month ago) link

one of the best ever

here 1st (roxymuzak), Monday, 2 January 2023 17:15 (one month ago) link

damn I may actually listen to it again tonight

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 2 January 2023 22:03 (one month ago) link

inspired by the episode of Chapo where they talked about the ridiculous Tulsa King show, I have been watching a few episodes

the boys were not exaggerating

mh, Tuesday, 3 January 2023 00:08 (one month ago) link

I tapped out on that show once he started talking about pronouns. Stallone looks weird too, like melted toffee or something.

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Tuesday, 3 January 2023 01:56 (one month ago) link

tbf the character was extremely high and it was him looking goofy!

imo it's good because it's like roy donavan but just... no stakes. just a chill old mafia man who wants to make good but only knows how to do so with a baseball bat

I'm also dying at the name of the bar/restaurant they all frequent

mh, Tuesday, 3 January 2023 02:01 (one month ago) link

tulsa king is the best show on tv, everything about it is so weird from melty stallone on down

adam, Tuesday, 3 January 2023 02:01 (one month ago) link

it's like old man hijinks, big city mobster in oklahoma hijinks, ex con hijinks, what more could you want

adam, Tuesday, 3 January 2023 02:02 (one month ago) link

they went from the first episode where Stallone is like “hey, you can take pictures on cell phones now? what the hell”

to someone asking if he is familiar with NFTs toward the end of the season and he’s like “yeah, but they’re not real”

just a perfectly adapted organism with all the cliches. they need to get a license to show him watching the sopranos on a tv briefly so he can go “uhhh what the hell”

mh, Tuesday, 3 January 2023 03:39 (one month ago) link

this is the most effort that has ever been put into something Chapo related

New work for @CHAPOTRAPHOUSE: an excitingly edutaining microsite for their upcoming podcast on The Thirty Years’ War, “Hell On Earth”! Thrill as you absorb geographical context for all the 17th-c. principalities & margravates you’ve only pretended to know! https://t.co/5Q2wwRefZv pic.twitter.com/ZgErCuCgNn

— Jon White (@JonWhiteStudio) January 5, 2023

papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 5 January 2023 22:07 (one month ago) link

Can I just do the $5 patreon to get it?

Lord Pickles (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 5 January 2023 22:54 (one month ago) link

yes, it's not a promotion for Stitcher or anything.

Matt has been talking this up on his stream, saying he did put a lot of time into it. As opposed to like Hell of Presidents where he was riffing with Chris.

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 5 January 2023 22:59 (one month ago) link

Black Wolf Feed = get it without even doing the $5 Patreon

papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 5 January 2023 23:02 (one month ago) link

the crank is back with some amazing takes

Martin Luther King Jr. and Bismarck changed their nations without winning elections or exercising hereditary or military authority, but how they did so was very different. | Opinion by @baseballcrank https://t.co/e8W7QMxukt

— National Review (@NRO) January 16, 2023

mh, Wednesday, 18 January 2023 18:45 (two weeks ago) link

Matt is terrible at reading from a script.

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 21 January 2023 05:14 (two weeks ago) link

Many, many novel pronunciations

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Saturday, 21 January 2023 09:19 (two weeks ago) link

I liked the first Hell on Earth ep though - played much more straight than I was expecting.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 21 January 2023 22:42 (two weeks ago) link

I've tried listening to the Adam Friedland Show a bunch of times but it's kind of dire without Stav. So then I went and tried Stavvy Baby and it's delightful.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 28 January 2023 17:19 (one week ago) link

Exact opposite opinion…

Whiney G. Weingarten, Saturday, 28 January 2023 23:03 (one week ago) link

It’s like Doctor Who fandom!

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Saturday, 28 January 2023 23:48 (one week ago) link


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