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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Glenn Greenwald on Warren vs Sanders, Russiagate, & Bolsonaro 2020-01-16
Nina Turner on Campaigning for Bernie, MLK, and Why Class Matters, Plus a Discussion on Iran 2020-01-09
Ani DiFranco on Prison Music Project and Centrist Dems, Plus Matt on Playing Pro Basketball in Mongolia 2020-01-02
Bonus Holiday Episode! Michael Moore Pt. 2, Matt on the Afghanistan Papers 2019-12-26
A Conversation With Michael Moore, Plus Debate Bias, The Horowitz Report, and Penis Worms 2019-12-19
Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks, His Campaign, and Media Coverage of Progressives 2019-12-13
Andrew Yang on the Yang Gang, Universal Basic Income, and the Press 2019-12-05
Bonus Ep! Max Blumenthal Pt 2 on The Grayzone, Syria, and more 2019-11-27
Max Blumenthal on His Arrest, the Bolivian Coup, and Biden's War on Raves, Plus an Investigation of #Fartgate 2019-11-22
Shahid Buttar on Defeating Pelosi and Impeaching Trump, Plus the Return of Lizholio 2019-11-14
Jeffrey Epstein with TrueAnon's Liz Franczak, Plus Elizabeth Warren's Dog 2019-11-07
CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou on Impeachment, "Assets," and the Espionage Act, plus Max Blumenthal's Arrest 2019-10-31
Abby Martin on Hillary's NeoMcCarthyism and 'Gaza Fights for Freedom,' Plus #BerniesBack 2019-10-24
Chris Hedges Pt. 2 on Media "Objectivity," Plus Matt Hits the Biden Campaign Trail 2019-10-17
Chris Hedges on Impeachment, Plus Matt's Take on Whistleblowers 2019-10-10
Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova on Russophobia and Prison Under Putin, Plus a Ukrainegate Discussion 2019-10-03
Sanders vs. Warren with Nathan J. Robinson 2019-09-27
Krystal Ball on Why Centrism Sucks 2019-09-19
Bonus Episode: Bernie Sanders 2019-09-13
Will Menaker on Chapo Trap House and David Brooks | Useful Idiots 2019-09-12

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