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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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
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

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