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.


Title Date published
Aaron Maté on Syria, Plus Joe Biden Tells You to F*ck Off 2021-05-28
Lawyer Steven Donziger Under House Arrest for Suing Chevron 2021-05-21
Abby Martin on Gaza, a Liz Cheney Surprise, the Grammar of Stabbing, and More Feces Fries 2021-05-14
Thomas Frank, Financial Scams, What Would Jesus Drone, & Woke CIA Ads 2021-05-08
Cornel West On Biden & Leaving Harvard 2021-05-01
David Sirota on the SALT Tax Cap, Plus: Is Biden Really the new FDR? 2021-04-26
Bad Chauvin Verdict Reactions, Notes from the Anus-Having Club, and More Vanguard Time Travel 2021-04-23
"Don't Let That Liberal Bullsh*t Get To You" with Marianne Williamson 2021-04-17
Noam Chomsky + The True Story of the Rolling Stone Breakup 2021-04-09
Kamala's Mansion Misery, Mysterious Suez Penis Crash, & Dr. Erica Anderson on Arkansas Trans Ban 2021-04-05
Ted Cruz, Penis Mishaps + Matt Stoller on Big Tech Monopoly & Surveillance Advertising 2021-03-26
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

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