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Useful Idiots with Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper

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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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Presidential candidate Andrew Yang joins the show to discuss his campaign, the Yang Gang, and the press. Matt and Katie talk UK politics, and the British press treatment of Jeremy Corbyn.
Part 2 of Max Blumenthal's interview on his publication the Grayzone and the current state of reporting. Matt and Katie discuss a special Thanksgiving animal
Journalist Max Blumenthal joins the show to discuss his recent arrest and trial, the Bolivian coup, and Biden's war on raves. Matt and Katie dive into #Fartgate, plus a #YangGang challenge
Shahid Buttar on defeating Pelosi and impeaching Trump, plus Matt and Katie discuss the return of Lizholio and Big Structural Bailey
Matt and Katie dive deep into the reopening of the Epstein saga with Liz Franczak from TrueAnon
Former CIA agent and whistleblower John Kiriakou talks impeachment, "Assets," and the Espionage Act, plus Max Blumenthal's arrest. Matt gives his take on coverage of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death
Abby Martin joins the show to discuss Hillary vs. Tulsi and her film 'Gaza Fights for Freedom, Katie recaps Bernie's rally in Queens
Journalist Chris Hedges finishes up his conversation about the media, plus Matt talks details his time following the Biden campaign trail.
Journalist Chris Hedges joins the show to talk about impeachment and war reporting, plus Matt talks about his column on the Ukrainegate "whistleblower"
Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova on Russophobia and surviving prison under Putin, Matt and Katie discuss Ukrainegate and impeachment
Current Affairs' Nathan J. Robinson joins Katie and Matt to discuss the differences between Sanders and Warren, a recap of Sean Spicer's appearance on Dancing with the Stars, and more
Journalist Krystal Ball joins the show to talk about why centrism sucks, responding to Bill Maher's Klobuchar for president suggestion, her time at MSNBC, and more
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders calls in to discuss Thursday night's debate and his campaign. Matt and Katie discuss the results of Matt's debate night drinking game.
Will Menaker of Chapo Trap House joins Katie and Matt to discuss the Democratic presidential candidates, plus a conversation about the relationship between Op-Ed writers and their critics.
Comedian and podcaster Jimmy Dore joins Matt and Katie to discuss his show and media bias. Matt and Katie break down the fact-checking controversy involving The Washington Post and Bernie Sanders.
Matt and Katie recap the news of the week, update on the field of presidential candidates (17:16), Matt's article on Trump's reelection campaign (24:26), Cartoonist Eli Valley joins the show to talk Bret Stephens' bedbug controversy and more (33:15)
Tulsi Gabbard discusses the false alarm in Hawaii that got her to run for president, and meeting with Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. And can “Join the Evolution” become the next “Make America Great Again?” Matt and Katie quiz each other on the Democrats’ 2020 campaign slogans
Introducing Useful Idiots, 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. Here's a taste of what's to come.
Comments (16)

Rick Bettencourt

outstanding program

Dec 3rd
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Timothy James

this lady is unbearable. Sorry Matt, love you buddy but can't do it

Nov 27th
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Rick Bettencourt

outstanding program

Nov 23rd
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Cody Cook

JRE?

Nov 21st
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Rick Bettencourt

outstanding program

Nov 19th
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Accordionbabe

Another outstanding episode. Thank you.

Nov 8th
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mitchum22

God, Matt, please get rid of this woman with the horrible voice!

Oct 11th
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mitchum22

Love Matt, but Katie Halper's voice is like a combination of a car alarm and nails on a blackboard. We need a replacement.

Oct 7th
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Chris Fox

Join us in the Useful Idiots Listeners group https://www.facebook.com/groups/395645661098941/

Oct 2nd
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Hector Soler

this is best pod cast we wanted 2 times a week

Sep 26th
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Shawn Foster-Huot

I thoroughly enjoy this podcast. conversations about how centrists get ot wrong, what's the motive behind MSM bullshittery? yes, please, I'll have another.

Sep 20th
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Cody U

Love the pod

Sep 19th
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Accordionbabe

Great shows.

Sep 16th
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