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Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

By Rolling Stone

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.

  1. 1.
    The Scary End of Trump's Reign, Plus How Censorship is Bad for the Left with Andre Damon01/15/2021
    1:47:10
  2. 2.
    Julian Assange Denied Bail with Stefania Maurizi, Plus Covid Cow Coffins01/08/2021
    1:23:14
  3. 3.
    Stimulus Checks, Larry Summers, plus Mark Crispin Miller on Academic Freedom12/31/2020
    1:38:43
  4. 4.
    Surveillance in Tech, 'Biracial Commercials,' and Obama's Drones with Edward Ongweso Jr 12/18/2020
    1:30:02
  5. 5.
    Matt Christman and MSNBC’s Petty War on Sanders12/11/2020
    1:34:42
  6. 6.
    Erin Brockovich on U.S. Water Crisis, Biden's EPA Transition Board Pick, and More12/04/2020
    1:38:14
  7. 7.
    Reading Obama Quotes, Plus Ryan McMahon and Jon Thompson on Thunder Bay11/25/2020
    1:26:51
  8. 8.
    Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters on Biden, Trump, Assange & Censorship11/20/2020
    1:37:29
  1. 9.
    Thomas Frank on Fake Populism & Silicon Valley Fantasies11/13/2020
    1:26:09
  2. 10.
    Glenn Greenwald on Lessons from the Election, Leaving the Intercept and More11/06/2020
    1:42:12
  3. 11.
    Tinashe on Useful Idiots Live, Bonus Episode!11/03/2020
    41:07
  4. 12.
    Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti on the Election and the Future of Both Parties10/30/2020
    1:38:59
  5. 13.
    Zoomin Toobin, How to Pitch Biden to Voters, and Analyzing Polls with Ben Tulchin10/23/2020
    1:36:12
  6. 14.
    Nancy Pelosi Beefs With Wolf Blitzer, Plus Antonio García Martínez on Content Moderation in Silicon Valley10/16/2020
    1:42:42
  7. 15.
    Trump vs. Covid and 'Amy Hairy Conehead' with David Sirota10/09/2020
    1:41:30
  8. 16.
    Michael K. Williams on the Debate, Police Reform, Lovecraft Country and More10/02/2020
    1:27:00
  9. 17.
    RBG and the Supreme Court with Samuel Moyn09/25/2020
    1:33:34
  10. 18.
    Glenn Greenwald on Reality Winner Controversy and Asking Trump to Pardon Snowden 09/18/2020
    1:57:42
  11. 19.
    Trump and Bob Woodward, Plus Filmmaker Juan Passarelli on the Assange Trial09/11/2020
    1:46:08
  12. 20.
    Nancy Pelosi Challenger Shahid Buttar Responds to Allegations09/04/2020
    1:39:32
  13. 21.
    Zephyr Teachout, RNC Highlighs & the Myth of the Markey Bros08/28/2020
    1:31:35
  14. 22.
    DNC Highlights, the USPS Crisis, Plus Katie Hill on Her Scandal and New Book08/21/2020
    1:42:13
  15. 23.
    Alex Morse Speaks Out, Plus Kamala Harris as Biden's VP 08/14/2020
    1:51:03
  16. 24.
    Thomas Frank on Anti-Populism, Plus Biden's Most-Stoned Moment Ever08/07/2020
    1:59:48
  17. 25.
    Dr. Robert Gallo on Vaccines, Plus the Democrats' Campaign Strategy | Useful Idiots07/31/2020
    1:53:53
  18. 26.
    Thomas Chatterton Williams on Cancel Culture, Bari Weiss Leaves NYT 07/17/2020
    1:53:30
  19. 27.
    True Anon's Liz & Brace on Ghislaine Maxwell and Epstein, Plus the Harper's Letter07/10/2020
    1:36:25
  20. 28.
    "White Fragility," Plus Adolph Reed on Identity Politics07/03/2020
    1:56:23
  21. 29.
    Omar Wasow on Violent vs. Non-Violent Protests, Plus Katie and Matt on Trump's Rally06/26/2020
    1:42:06
  22. 30.
    Dr. Cornel West on Protests, Bernie's Campaign, His New Podcast, and Much More 06/19/2020
    1:37:14
  23. 31.
    Shahid Buttar on Running Against Nancy Pelosi, Kente Cloth, and Police Reform06/12/2020
    1:57:41
  24. 32.
    Marianne Williamson and Dr. Gerald Horne on Protests, Dems' Failures, and 202006/05/2020
    2:01:47
  25. 33.
    Michael Moore on Planet of the Humans05/31/2020
    1:06:52
  26. 34.
    The Case Against Censoring Trump and Palestinians With Ali Abunimah + George Floyd and Amy Cooper05/29/2020
    1:59:49
  27. 35.
    Jimmy Dore on Bernie Sanders, the CARES Act + the Dems Ditch Civil Liberties05/22/2020
    1:48:31
  28. 36.
    Aaron Mate on New #Russiagate Bombshells, Plus More From the Stupid Bay of Pigs05/15/2020
    1:38:25
  29. 37.
    Covid-19 With Virologist Dr. Christian Bréchot, Plus Rambo Goes to Venezuela05/08/2020
    1:20:57
  30. 38.
    Rashida Tlaib on Urgent Needs During Covid-19, Dealing with Trump, Plus a Discussion of Web Censorship05/01/2020
    1:13:59
  31. 39.
    Nina Turner on the Future of Progressive Politics, Plus - Why Networks Air Trump’s Pressers in Full04/24/2020
    1:25:19
  32. 40.
    Analyzing Bernie's Endorsement of Biden, Plus David Rees On Predicting The Election04/17/2020
    1:42:42
  33. 41.
    Matt Stoller On The Covid-19 Bailout, Plus Live Reactions To Bernie's Campaign Suspension04/10/2020
    1:36:53
  34. 42.
    Dealing With Quarantine Anxiety & Depression With Johann Hari, Plus Matt On Bailouts04/03/2020
    1:55:39
  35. 43.
    Adam McKay on 'Coke vs. Pepsi' Politics, Plus Biden vs. Trump, Matt on Congressional Insider Trading03/27/2020
    1:55:12
  36. 44.
    Noam Chomsky on the Primary and Media Criticism, Plus a Breakdown of Biden's Lies03/19/2020
    1:36:47
  37. 45.
    Bernie vs Trump vs Biden with James Adomian and Anthony Atamaniuk, Plus the Primary03/12/2020
    2:00:14
  38. 46.
    Super Tuesday Review, Sanders’ Strategy Moving Forward, and Saying Goodbye to Chris Matthews03/05/2020
    58:41
  39. 47.
    Felix Salmon on Bloomberg, Wall Street, Michael Milken, and the 2020 Campaigns. Plus the Latest WaPo Op-eds02/27/2020
    1:51:02
  40. 48.
    Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti on Bipartisan Elitism, Plus a Treasure Trove of 'Stoned Moments'02/21/2020
    1:33:02
  41. 49.
    Ro Khanna on Military Spending, FOSTA-SESTA, and the 2020 Primary, Plus Chris Matthews' Rant02/13/2020
    1:14:31
  42. 50.
    Lee Fang on Iowa Shadow App and Bloomberg's Growing Political Machine, Plus the Whole World Sucks After Iowa02/07/2020
    1:42:33
  43. 51.
    Tim Robbins on Art, Activism, and Bernie, Plus Coronavirus in the Media01/31/2020
    1:02:14
  44. 52.
    Introducing The Topical01/29/2020
    3:30
  45. 53.
    Dennis Kucinich on Surviving Three Assassination Attempts, Plus an Update on Glenn Greenwald 01/24/2020
    1:50:07
  46. 54.
    Glenn Greenwald on Warren vs Sanders, Russiagate, & Bolsonaro01/16/2020
    1:43:28
  47. 55.
    Nina Turner on Campaigning for Bernie, MLK, and Why Class Matters, Plus a Discussion on Iran01/09/2020
    1:34:41
  48. 56.
    Ani DiFranco on Prison Music Project and Centrist Dems, Plus Matt on Playing Pro Basketball in Mongolia01/02/2020
    53:21
  49. 57.
    Bonus Holiday Episode! Michael Moore Pt. 2, Matt on the Afghanistan Papers12/26/2019
    44:02
  50. 58.
    A Conversation With Michael Moore, Plus Debate Bias, The Horowitz Report, and Penis Worms12/19/2019
    1:33:10
  51. 59.
    Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks, His Campaign, and Media Coverage of Progressives12/13/2019
    1:44:11
  52. 60.
    Andrew Yang on the Yang Gang, Universal Basic Income, and the Press12/05/2019
    1:21:58
  53. 61.
    Bonus Ep! Max Blumenthal Pt 2 on The Grayzone, Syria, and more11/27/2019
    28:22
  54. 62.
    Max Blumenthal on His Arrest, the Bolivian Coup, and Biden's War on Raves, Plus an Investigation of #Fartgate11/22/2019
    1:43:13
  55. 63.
    Shahid Buttar on Defeating Pelosi and Impeaching Trump, Plus the Return of Lizholio11/14/2019
    1:15:30
  56. 64.
    Jeffrey Epstein with TrueAnon's Liz Franczak, Plus Elizabeth Warren's Dog11/07/2019
    54:33
  57. 65.
    CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou on Impeachment, "Assets," and the Espionage Act, plus Max Blumenthal's Arrest10/31/2019
    1:32:21
  58. 66.
    Abby Martin on Hillary's NeoMcCarthyism and 'Gaza Fights for Freedom,' Plus #BerniesBack10/24/2019
    1:03:11
  59. 67.
    Chris Hedges Pt. 2 on Media "Objectivity," Plus Matt Hits the Biden Campaign Trail10/17/2019
    53:56
  60. 68.
    Chris Hedges on Impeachment, Plus Matt's Take on Whistleblowers10/10/2019
    1:09:39
  61. 69.
    Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova on Russophobia and Prison Under Putin, Plus a Ukrainegate Discussion10/03/2019
    1:24:36
  62. 70.
    Sanders vs. Warren with Nathan J. Robinson09/27/2019
    1:02:15
  63. 71.
    Krystal Ball on Why Centrism Sucks09/19/2019
    54:22
  64. 72.
    Bonus Episode: Bernie Sanders09/13/2019
    30:18
  65. 73.
    Will Menaker on Chapo Trap House and David Brooks | Useful Idiots09/12/2019
    56:29
  66. 74.
    Jimmy Dore and Why Everyone Hates the Media09/05/2019
    1:03:18
  67. 75.
    Eli Valley on Drawing Bret Stephens, and Why Do Democrats Suck at Merch?08/29/2019
    1:07:30
  68. 76.
    Tulsi Gabbard on Running for President and The Next MAGA (A Democrat 2020 Slogan Quiz)08/22/2019
    1:03:22
  69. 77.
    Introducing 'Useful Idiots' with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper08/09/2019
    2:08

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