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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    21: Woken! A Sam Harris Stan, No Longer (w/ Kevin aka T1J)

    YouTuber T1J (Kevin) joins the show to discuss why he stopped idolizing Sam Harris. T1J put out a video recently exploring why Sam Harris stopped being his intellectual hero. On DOOMED, we discuss the video, what led T1J to New Atheism at first, how he discovered Sam Harris, where he started questioning his now former idol, the bizarre cult around Sam Harris, is Sam Harris Islamaphobic?, is Sam Harris racist?, and how current Sam Harris fans should question their hero.

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    20: The Right Self-Owns! Gab Eats Its Own & Whoops! James O'Keefe Just Helped Anti-Trump Protesters (w/ Kelly Weill)

    Kelly Weill of The Daily Beast joins us to discuss two of her latest stories that just happen to cover two recent, hilarious conservative self-owns. First, "Alt-Right/Nazi Twitter" social network Gab.ai goes to war with their own users, their battle for "free speech," their full-blown acceptance of white supremacists and how now it's founder Andrew Torba is trying to "clean up" the site's image by claiming all the 100% real nazis on the site are actually fake. Next up, conservative activist/troll James O'Keefe and his Project Veritas edited video scheme just accidentally gave a big win to #J20 anti-Trump protesters who were being prosecuted. Also, WTF? Prosecutors were using Project Veritas videos as evidence?! All that, plus listener questions and comments and more!

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    19: Everything's Coming Up Roses: Four Progressive Women With Dem Socialist Platforms Win Big in PA Primaries (w/ Summer Lee, Sara Innamorato, Kristin Seale, Elizabeth Fiedler)

    Four progressive women with Democratic Socialist platforms running for Pennsylvania State House won big last week in their primaries. All unseated establishment male incumbents. All four – Summer Lee & Sara Innamorato of Pittsburgh and Kristin Seale & Elizabeth Fiedler of Philadelphia – join the show to discuss their respective races, their experience in taking on the establishment, how their people-powered campaigns helped them win, DSA's role and what their Dem Socialist platforms meant to them, and what this means all across the country going forward. All that plus listener questions and comments and much more!

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    18: Fake News, Real Cult: NXIVM, The Knife of Aristotle, & The Story So Far (w/ Brock Wilbur)

    Writer Brock Wilbur joins the show to tell us the insane tale of how a writing job search led him to The Knife of Aristotle, a fake news website that he discovered was run by a cult called NXIVM. We discuss it's leader Keith Raniere, Smallville actress Allison Mack's involvement, how NXIVM compares and contrasts with other cults, what the right wing shares with NXIVM, and much more!

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    17: SJWs DESTROYED By Logic and Reason...Just Kidding, It's An Episode About the Intellectual Dark Web (w/ Jared Holt)

    Jared Holt of Right Wing Watch and the SH!TPOST podcast joins us to discuss Bari Weiss' New York Times piece about the IDW: Intellectual Dark Web (aka I Demand Wedgies). We discuss this reactionary "free thinker / free speech" movement and it's members such as Dave Rubin, Jordan Peterson, Joe Rogan, Candice Owens, Bret Weinstein, and Christina Hoff Sommers! We also discuss how the "dark web" is already an actual thing, how everyone part of the IDW has a victimization complex, how just because a few of these guys voted for Bernie Sanders that doesn't make them a leftist, and a whole lote more!

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    16: Incel in the Membrane: A History of Men's Rights Extremism (w/ David Futrelle)

    David Futrelle of We Hunted the Mammoth joins the DOOMED with Matt Binder livestream to talk the history of the toxic Men's Rights Movement. From it's sexist roots with the likes of Warren Farrell to the rise of the misogynist "Men's Rights Activists" (aka MRAs) on the internet with Reddit, Stefan Molyneux, and Paul Elam's website, A Voice For Men. We also discuss the incel moment in mainstream media after Alek Minassian, a self-identified "involuntarily celibate" murdered 10 people with his van in Toronto, why incels have deified spree killer Elliot Rodger, the ridiculousness of Ross Douthat's "redistribution of sex" take, and how the dangerous incel subculture is and what can be done about it.

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    15: From Kanye to the Koreas: The Week That Was (w/ Michael Brooks)

    The first ever DOOMED livestream episode! Michael Brooks of The Majority Report and The Michael Brooks Show joins us to discuss the crazy week that was. Kim Jong Un crosses the DMZ in what looks like peace between North Korea and South Korea, Bill Cosby is going to jail (hopefully) and the new chapter of the #MeToo movement begins, the allegations against Tom Brokaw, was MSNBC's Joy Reid hacked or were the old homophobic blog posts really hers or does it really matter?, what the hell is up with Kanye West's Donald Trump support, Cardi B's Bernie Sanders love, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sucks up to far-right Candice Owens, and our first ever live callers Theo and Jameson call-in to discuss right wing subgroups and the distinction between the altright and nazis!

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    14: Neo-Nazis Say Hello to…Newnan </seinfeld voice> (w/ Jack Smith IV)

    Jack Smith IV of Mic.com joins the show live from Georgia with a report on the neo-nazi rally held by the National Socialist Movement in the small town of Newnan. Jack and Matt Binder discuss the events that unfolded and how what went down is another nail in the coffin for the rise of the alt-right and the white supremacist movement post-Charlottesville, the hilarious downfall of the Traditionalist Worker’s Party, how antifa and antifascist action won…even Richard Spencer admits it, the next far right / identitarian threat: Jordan Peterson and “classic liberalism,” and much more!

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    13: Bernie's Not A Democrat! And More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (w/ Briahna Joy Gray)

    Briahna Joy Gray, attorney, contributing editor at Current Affairs, and co-host of the SWOTI: Someone’s Wrong on the Internet podcast, joins the show to discuss her first person account of the Jackson, Mississippi event that Bernie Sanders spoke at on Wednesday April 4th 2018. We talk what Bernie Sanders actually said and didn't say about Obama at the event honoring Martin Luther King Jr., the difference between your everyday Hillary Clinton supporter and the weird subgroup known as the "8 Percenters," how poll after poll shows Senator Sanders’ approval is in direct contrast with what the 8 Percenters believe, the bizarre attacks on Bernie Sanders for not endorsing Hillary Clinton…when he endorsed Hillary Clinton, how a significant number of Trump voters are racist but also a significant number of Democrats too, the center's bad faith weaponization of identity politics against the left, intersectionality, and much more!

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    12: Pro Wrestling & the Road to ProgressiveMania: *Point at the WrestleMania Sign* (w/ Dave Zirin, Scarlett Harris, David Bixenspan)

    Just in time for WrestleMania, it's a very special politics and pro wrestling episode of DOOMED! Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation and host of The Edge of Sports podcast, Scarlett Harris, Australian freelance writer with a focus on pro wrestling, & David Bixenspan, pro wrestling writer at Deadspin and cohost of the Between the Sheets Podcast all join the show for a FATAL FOUR WAY conversation with host Matt Binder about WWE, pro wrestling, and progressive politics.

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