DOOMED with Matt Binder

DOOMED with Matt Binder

A leftist politics and culture podcast for our terrible times. Hosted by Matt Binder.

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    43: The State of the QAnon (w/ Travis View)

    Travis View of the QAnon Anonymous Podcast (and possible controlled opposition) joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss the latest happenings in the world of the QAnon conspiracy, JFK Jr...ALIVE?, the Golden Globes is dragged into the conspiracy thanks to the Fiji Water girl, Seattle QAnon follower Buckey Wolfe kills his "lizard" brother with a sword, how YouTube plays a roll in the spread of the QAnon conspiracies, what's with QAnon's appeal to the boomer generation, will the movement move on without Q?, what's next for the QAnon faithful whose families now all hate them, and more!

    PLUS! For Patreon subscribers: a bonus episode featuring your questions, comments, reminiscing on the time I cucked Michael Brooks at the last Majority Report live show in Brooklyn, harassment in the 2016 Bernie Sanders campaign, and more!

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    42: Rollin' with the Doomies (The Last DOOMED of 2018!)

    In the last DOOMED of 2018, Matt Binder listens to a clip from Judge Jeanine Pirro's Fox News show featuring Charlie Kirk, Candace Owens, and Katrina Pierson, conservatism is the new punk, the conservative grifter who raised money off being turned down by potential roommates, the future of DOOMED in 2019, Matt discovers how to grow his Patreon, all your YouTube livestream comments and questions, listeners name Matt's new cat "Michael Brooks" (which absolutely will not stand), a call from listener Rene and ONLY Rene because apparently no one can figure out how to use Skype in 2018, and much more! PLUS BONUS: this episode includes the first ever DOOMED PATRON ONLY extra content for FREE (before it goes behind the paywall for the next episode!)

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    41: It's the Most Wonderful Bans of the Year!: A Look Back at Deplatforming in 2018 (w/ Rachel Kraus)

    Let's take a look back at all those we lost to deplatforming in 2018! Rachel Kraus of Mashable joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss deplatforming, tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube having so much power over our lives, the posterboy proving that deplatforming works: Milo Yiannopoulos, the Tucker Carlson advertiser boycotts, bad cases of deplatforming like Tumblr with porn, and then finally...a "in memoriam" and look at the year in deplatforming: Alex Jones, Gavin McInnes and the Proud Boys, Tommy Robinson and Britain First, Laura Loomer, Gab, and many more! Plus you're livestream comments and questions!

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    40: Night of the Living Deadnamers (w/ Parker Molloy)

    Parker Molloy, editor-at-large of Media Matters For America, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss deadnaming and misgendering of the trans community, Twitter's new policy banning 'deadnamers' from the platform, how this makes the platform a freer place especially for transgender people, some of the worst of the worst deadnamers are not only conservatives but self-proclaimed "feminists" and "progressive" too, and the Trump administration trying to redefining transgender out of existence. We also take a broad look at the culture wars, the state of the 2020 Democratic primary a mere 59 weeks away from Iowa, Bernie vs. Beto, Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Congressional hearing, and more! Plus your livestream comments and questions!

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    39: We Live in a (Flat Earth) Society: Inside the Flat Earth Conference (w/ Kelly Weill)

    Kelly Weill of The Daily Beast joins the show to take us inside the Flat Earth Conference, the world's biggest gathering of flat earthers. We discuss the early days of the flat earth conspiracy and the Flat Earth Society, how YouTube changed the game for flat earthers, Logan Paul's appearance and how it created a riff within the flat earth community. Also, we try to make sense of some flat earth beliefs! All that plus Laura Loomer handcuffs herself to Twitter's headquarters in protest of her ban, your YouTube comments, questions, and more!

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    38: Amazon? I Wish They Would Amazoff. (w/ Lena Afridi)

    Lena Afridi, director of economic development policy at ANHD: Assosication for Neighborhood and Housing Development joins DOOMED to discuss the Amazon HQ2 deal, how it will effect the people of New York and specifically the people of Queens, New York (and even more specifiaclly Matt Binder), some of the weirdest terms of the deal (Jeff Bezos helipad?!), some amazing little known facts and figures about NYC and why the HQ2 location is such a big deal, the second HQ2 location in Arlington, Virginia, what Amazon could do to fix the issues with their new headquarters, what Amazon HQ2 means for the rest of the country and more! Plus your comments and questions from the YouTube livestream!

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    37: Apps Against the Machine: How Tech Can Lead to Future Progressive Wins (w/ Leo Sussan)

    Leo Sussan, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's technology director for her 2018 campaign and the co-founder of the Reach app, joins DOOMED to discuss the app he helped create that's changing the way progressives campaign. We discuss how canvassing is broken, how Reach fixes it, what the future holds for tech and progressive campaigns, as well as preview the state of affairs after the Midterms and looking forward at 2020. Also! Your livestream comments and questions!

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    36: Superkicked in the Crown Jewel: WWE's Deal with Saudi Arabia (w/ David Bixenspan)

    David Bixenspan, a reporter covering pro wrestling for Deadspin, Mel Magazine, and most recently for The Nation, joins DOOMED to discuss the controversy surrounding WWE's 10 year deal with Saudi Arabia, the propaganda at Greatest Royal Rumble, Vince McMahon's decision to go ahead with the Crown Jewel event after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, which wrestlers bailed on the event and why, the additional layer of Hulk Hogan returning at this event, your comments and questions and much more!

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    35: Slender Man & Donald Trump Walk Into a Bar: Urban Legends, Fake News, & How They Spread (w/ Lynne McNeill)

    Dr. Lynne McNeill, a folklorist at Utah State University, author of Folklore Rules and co-author of Slender Man Is Coming: Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends on the Internet joins the show for a very special Halloween edition of DOOMED! We define and discuss folklore, urban legends, and fake news, how they spread both online and offline, the role we play in sharing scary stories or political misinformation and conspiracies, and we take a look at the origin of one of the internet's most famous urban legends, Slender Man. Also! Your YouTube livestream comments, Halloween, scary movies, the Momo Challenge, and more!

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    34: The Hunt for Red Bot-tober (w/ Josh Russell)

    Josh Russell hunts bots. You may have seen him profiled on CNN's Declassified. On this episode of DOOMED, we're talking bots. How does Josh find them, how are they set up, what are they doing to push fake news, spread misinformation, and sow discord in the U.S. We take a look at specific examples of Russian, Iranian, and Saudi bots on Twitter and Reddit. Also on the show: technical difficulties! the pipebombs sent to Democrats! your questions and comments on the YouTube livestream! and much more!

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