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.


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The Case Against Censoring Trump and Palestinians With Ali Abunimah + George Floyd and Amy Cooper 2020-05-29
Jimmy Dore on Bernie Sanders, the CARES Act + the Dems Ditch Civil Liberties 2020-05-22
Aaron Mate on New #Russiagate Bombshells, Plus More From the Stupid Bay of Pigs 2020-05-15
Covid-19 With Virologist Dr. Christian Bréchot, Plus Rambo Goes to Venezuela 2020-05-08
Rashida Tlaib on Urgent Needs During Covid-19, Dealing with Trump, Plus a Discussion of Web Censorship 2020-05-01
Nina Turner on the Future of Progressive Politics, Plus - Why Networks Air Trump’s Pressers in Full 2020-04-24
Analyzing Bernie's Endorsement of Biden, Plus David Rees On Predicting The Election 2020-04-17
Matt Stoller On The Covid-19 Bailout, Plus Live Reactions To Bernie's Campaign Suspension 2020-04-10
Dealing With Quarantine Anxiety & Depression With Johann Hari, Plus Matt On Bailouts 2020-04-03
Adam McKay on 'Coke vs. Pepsi' Politics, Plus Biden vs. Trump, Matt on Congressional Insider Trading 2020-03-27
Noam Chomsky on the Primary and Media Criticism, Plus a Breakdown of Biden's Lies 2020-03-19
Bernie vs Trump vs Biden with James Adomian and Anthony Atamaniuk, Plus the Primary 2020-03-12
Super Tuesday Review, Sanders’ Strategy Moving Forward, and Saying Goodbye to Chris Matthews 2020-03-05
Felix Salmon on Bloomberg, Wall Street, Michael Milken, and the 2020 Campaigns. Plus the Latest WaPo Op-eds 2020-02-27
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti on Bipartisan Elitism, Plus a Treasure Trove of 'Stoned Moments' 2020-02-21
Ro Khanna on Military Spending, FOSTA-SESTA, and the 2020 Primary, Plus Chris Matthews' Rant 2020-02-13
Lee Fang on Iowa Shadow App and Bloomberg's Growing Political Machine, Plus the Whole World Sucks After Iowa 2020-02-07
Tim Robbins on Art, Activism, and Bernie, Plus Coronavirus in the Media 2020-01-31
Introducing The Topical 2020-01-29
Dennis Kucinich on Surviving Three Assassination Attempts, Plus an Update on Glenn Greenwald 2020-01-24

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