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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Jesse Singal & Katie Herzog On The Substack Wars 2021-03-23
Daniel Ellsberg On The Pentagon Papers + Matt & Katie On Cow Therapy & Serial Killers 2021-03-23
Useful Idiots Unchained Teaser 2021-03-23
Stella Moris on the Assange Case, Concealing Pregnancy 2021-03-05
The Democrats Try To Cancel Fox News, with Shahid Buttar 2021-02-26
Aaron Maté on Biden's Foreign Policy, OPCW, and More 2021-02-19
Glenn Greenwald Returns, Plus Neera Tanden's Confirmation Hearing 2021-02-12
Ro Khanna on Covid Relief, Robinhood, and More, Plus a Review of the Mandalorian 2021-02-05
GameStop Madness with David Dayen 2021-01-29
Entering the Biden Era with Thomas Frank 2021-01-21
The Scary End of Trump's Reign, Plus How Censorship is Bad for the Left with Andre Damon 2021-01-15
Julian Assange Denied Bail with Stefania Maurizi, Plus Covid Cow Coffins 2021-01-08
Stimulus Checks, Larry Summers, plus Mark Crispin Miller on Academic Freedom 2020-12-31
Surveillance in Tech, 'Biracial Commercials,' and Obama's Drones with Edward Ongweso Jr 2020-12-18
Matt Christman and MSNBC’s Petty War on Sanders 2020-12-11
Erin Brockovich on U.S. Water Crisis, Biden's EPA Transition Board Pick, and More 2020-12-04
Reading Obama Quotes, Plus Ryan McMahon and Jon Thompson on Thunder Bay 2020-11-25
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters on Biden, Trump, Assange & Censorship 2020-11-20
Thomas Frank on Fake Populism & Silicon Valley Fantasies 2020-11-13
Glenn Greenwald on Lessons from the Election, Leaving the Intercept and More 2020-11-06

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