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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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
Tinashe on Useful Idiots Live, Bonus Episode! 2020-11-03
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti on the Election and the Future of Both Parties 2020-10-30
Zoomin Toobin, How to Pitch Biden to Voters, and Analyzing Polls with Ben Tulchin 2020-10-23
Nancy Pelosi Beefs With Wolf Blitzer, Plus Antonio García Martínez on Content Moderation in Silicon Valley 2020-10-16
Trump vs. Covid and 'Amy Hairy Conehead' with David Sirota 2020-10-09
Michael K. Williams on the Debate, Police Reform, Lovecraft Country and More 2020-10-02
RBG and the Supreme Court with Samuel Moyn 2020-09-25
Glenn Greenwald on Reality Winner Controversy and Asking Trump to Pardon Snowden 2020-09-18
Trump and Bob Woodward, Plus Filmmaker Juan Passarelli on the Assange Trial 2020-09-11

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