‘Useful Idiots’: Thomas Frank on Fake Populism and Silicon Valley Fantasies

In the latest socially distanced episode of our Useful Idiots podcast, hosts Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper are joined by friend-of-the-show journalist and historian Thomas Frank. For this week’s Democrats Suck, Katie takes issue with Democrats “punching left,” citing a leaked conference call

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Useful Idiots: Thomas Chatterton Williams on the Open Letter on Cancel Culture

In this week’s quarantine episode of our Useful Idiots podcast, hosts Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper are joined by journalist Thomas Chatterton Williams, who was instrumental in the recent Harper’s open letter. Our hosts break down the discrepancies in CNN analyses of New York

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Useful Idiots: Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Urgent Needs During COVID-19, Dealing with Donald Trump

In this week’s quarantine episode of our Useful Idiots podcast, hosts Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper are joined by Rep. Rashida Tlaib to discuss her initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic and how she deals with Trump. Matt and Katie respond to Hillary Clinton’s

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Useful Idiots: Nina Turner on the Future of Progressive Politics After Bernie Suspends Campaign

In this week’s quarantine episode of our Useful Idiots podcast, hosts Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper are joined by former Ohio State senator and Bernie Sanders surrogate Nina Turner, who makes her second appearance on the show and discusses the future of progressive

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Useful Idiots: Analyzing Bernie’s Biden Endorsement, and David Rees on Predicting the Election

In this week’s quarantine episode of our Useful Idiots podcast, hosts Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper are joined by David Rees, political prediction maker and former Get Your War On cartoonist for Rolling Stone. Matt takes “a little shot at our own Rolling Stone for its Andrew Cuomo

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Useful Idiots: Matt Stoller on the Covid-19 Bailout, Plus Reactions to Bernie’s Campaign Suspension

In this week’s quarantine episode of our Useful Idiots podcast, hosts Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper are joined by Matt Stoller, author of Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly, Power and Democracy, a book that Matt describes as having “venom for all the

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