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The Backchannel

By Zaid Jilani and Leighton Woodhouse

For our regular listeners of Extremely Offline: It’s been a while! Since we effectively closed down XO, the world has gone to shit. We’re not necessarily saying the one caused the other, but just in case, we’re bringing the pod back, but under a new name. Zaid and I, along with our friend Shant Mesrobian, have launched a new show on YouTube called “The Backchannel,” and we’re going to stream it here as an audio podcast, as well. The format is a little different, and a little looser, than XO, but with the same spirit of free discourse, and with some of our past guests popping in from time to time. Hope you’ll stay a subscriber.—Leighton

  1. 1.
    Why Democrats Can't Stop Amy Coney Barrett10/13/2020
    19:48
  2. 2.
    Is Trump Trolling Princeton?09/23/2020
    18:06
  3. 3.
    In Defense of Looting: The Game Show09/09/2020
    32:33
  4. 4.
    A Kenosha Native Explains What Happened in Kenosha09/01/2020
    42:18
  5. 5.
    WTF is happening in Portland? With Nancy Rommelman08/24/2020
    37:55
  6. 6.
    Does the Democratic Party Still Care About Inequality?08/13/2020
    14:35
  7. 7.
    Study Reveals the Psychological Traits That Unite the Extreme Left and Extreme Right08/13/2020
    13:55
  8. 8.
    Why Immigrants Are Happier, More Patriotic, Less Woke, and More Optimistic08/01/2020
    29:33
  1. 9.
    How the Left Became the Right. With Matt Taibbi and Glenn Greenwald07/29/2020
    1:13:03
  2. 10.
    Will the Surge in Panic Gun Buying Have a Long-Term Effect?07/28/2020
    13:43
  3. 11.
    Chill Out, Ilhan Omar's Mailer Is Not a Scandal. With Daniel Marans07/24/2020
    28:20
  4. 12.
    The Left Is Freaking Out Over…John Kasich?07/23/2020
    12:53
  5. 13.
    It's Now Easier to Fire People for Saying Racist or Sexist Things. Yay?07/22/2020
    19:09
  6. 14.
    Fordham University Gets Triggered [SHORT]07/19/2020
    4:30
  7. 15.
    The Defund Police Protests Are Working. Is That a Good Thing?07/16/2020
    32:14
  8. 16.
    Why the Racial Wealth Gap Isn't What You Think It Is, with Matt Bruenig07/09/2020
    18:46
  9. 17.
    Why Are the Victims of the Riots Being Ignored? With Michael Tracey07/07/2020
    10:05
  10. 18.
    Introducing The Backchannel07/02/2020
    56:39
  11. 19.
    Extremely Offline: Wesley Yang and Lee Fang on Being Asian-American in the Age of Identity12/11/2019
    1:13:25
  12. 20.
    Extremely Offline: Osita Nwanevu and Jesse Singal on "Cancel Culture"10/07/2019
    59:09
  13. 21.
    Extremely Offline: Neil Fligstein and Dylan Riley on Marx v. Weber in Explaining the Current Historical Moment09/25/2019
    1:09:52
  14. 22.
    Extremely Offline: Adam Gaffney and Chris Pope on Health Care Reform08/31/2019
    1:33:04
  15. 23.
    Extremely Offline: Bill Scher and Richard Eskow on Round 2 of the Democratic Debates08/03/2019
    16:16
  16. 24.
    Extremely Offline: Daniel Marans and Joe Simonson on the 2020 Democratic Presidential Campaign Trail07/27/2019
    1:18:06
  17. 25.
    Extremely Offline: Onkar Ghate and Austin Hayden Smidt on Ayn Rand, Objectivism, Capitalism, Selfishness and Altruism06/18/2019
    1:35:00
  18. 26.
    Extremely Offline: Charlie Eaton and Daniel Friedman on the Higher Education Racket05/23/2019
    1:01:26
  19. 27.
    Extremely Offline: Jesse Singal and Andy Ngo on Multiculturalism, Diversity and Assimilation in the West05/13/2019
    1:19:19
  20. 28.
    Extremely Offline: Peter Daou and Nomiki Konst on the Divided Democratic Party05/06/2019
    1:02:52
  21. 29.
    Extremely Offline: Sarah Haider and Shadi Hamid on Islam in the Modern World05/01/2019
    1:40:19
  22. 30.
    Extremely Offline: Glenn Greenwald and David Klion on the Mueller Report — Russiagate Part 204/19/2019
    55:02
  23. 31.
    Extremely Offline: Mike Cernovich and Katie Herzog on Trolls, Social Media Mobs, and the Fever Swamp Outrage Machine We Call the Internet04/12/2019
    57:42
  24. 32.
    Extremely Offline: Cenk Uygur and Michael Tracey on the Mueller Report and Media Accountability — Russiagate Part 104/08/2019
    1:22:49
  25. 33.
    Extremely Offline: Batya Ungar-Sargon and Omar Baddar on Palestine, Israel, Anti-Semitism, Zionism, and Ilhan Omar04/05/2019
    1:09:55
  26. 34.
    Extremely Offline: Jonathan Blanks and Rafael Mangual on Criminal Justice Reform04/01/2019
    1:13:38
  27. 35.
    Extremely Offline: Bhaskar Sunkara and Adam Green on the Left's choice for 2020 — Warren or Sanders?03/20/2019
    1:21:07
  28. 36.
    Extremely Offline: Lee Fang and Kmele Foster on the Market vs. the State, and Race/Wokeness03/04/2019
    1:02:46
  29. 37.
    Extremely Offline: Elizabeth Bruenig and Jonathan Chait on the Pinko Left and the Mushy Middle02/19/2019
    1:26:46
  30. 38.
    Extremely Offline: Briahna Joy Gray and Coleman Hughes on What We Get Wrong About Race In America02/11/2019
    1:01:53

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