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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    87: Iran, Trump, and the Assassination of Soleimani (w/ Rania Khalek)

    Rania Khalek, journalist and host of In the Now’s Soapbox channel, joins the show for the very first episode of DOOMED with Matt Binder in 2020! Our Happy New Year kicks off with...war with Iran?! Rania and Matt discuss: the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, Trump and Pence and Pompeo's lies, Iran's response to the killing, the 2020 Democratic primary candidates' handling of yet another possible war, the Ukranian plane crash (note: this discussion was the night prior to the latest news about Iran taking responsibility), and much more! Plus: an anti-way song from Matt's old punk band, IAFC! On the patron only half: your questions, comments, and more!

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    86: YouTube: A Deradicalizer? Debunked.

    The last DOOMED with Matt Binder of 2019! On this episode of the show we take a look at a flawed new YouTube study that attempts to claim that the video platform actually discourages radicalization. Matt breaks down the many places where the study goes wrong. Also: what's coming next for 2020, and in the patron only half of the show: your questions, comments, and more! Support the show:

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    85: The Final Democratic Debate of 2019 Post-Debate Show (w/ Benjamin Dixon)

    Benjamin Dixon of The Benjamin Dixon Show joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss the final Democratic Debate of 2019, hosted by PBS and Politico. Matt and Benjamin breakdown the highs, the lows, and everything that went down between candidates Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Amy Klobuchar, and Tom Steyer. Support the show:

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    84: The Stephen Miller Emails (w/ Michael Edison Hayden of SPLC's Hatewatch)

    Michael Edison Hayden of SPLC's Hatewatch joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss his bombshell reports on the email correspondence between President Donald Trump's senior policy advisor Stephen Miller and right wing outlet Breitbart. We'll discuss what's inside the emails, Miller's penchant for white nationalism and anti-immigrant sentiments, the white supremacist outlets Miller commonly referenced such as VDare and American Renaissance, the disturbing Camp of Saints book, how the emails leaked / why Katie McHugh leaked them, why the emails are important, and much more! Also in the patron only half: your questions, comments, and much more! Support the show:

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    82: The Bolivia Coup Debate (w/ Jhanisse V. Daza)

    Jhanisse V. Daza, a prominent voice in the opposition to Bolivia President Evo Morales and founder of Standing Rivers, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss what's happening in Bolivia, the ousting of Morales, Daza's own views in terms of how it went down and her issues with Morales, coup vs. not a coup, Jeanine Añez declaring herself president, the far right and christian fundamentalist groups behind the coup, the U.S. involvement, the Amazon fires, the right wing backed organizations like Human Rights Foundation's role, and much more! Plus in the patron only half of the show: more discussion about Bolivia and the debate, your questions and comments, and more! Support the show:

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    81: Chile Protests: Death to Neoliberalism (w/ Montserrat Nicolas)

    Montserrat Nicolas joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to breakdown the protests in Chile and provide a first hand account of what's been happening as the Chilean people rise up against neoliberalism, how jumping the subway turnstile sparked a revolution, President Pinera's complicity and how his ties go back to the Chicago Boys, the U.S.'s role (of course), Chile's far right, will the protests spread to the U.S. and beyond, and a dog named Matapacos. Plus in the patron only half of the show: listener Rene also calls in from Santiago, Chile! Did My Chemical Romance see the Chile protests coming back in 2011? Your questions, comments, and much more! Support the show at

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    80: Mark Zuckerberg Goes to Washington: The Facebook Libra Hearing (w/ Karissa Bell)

    Karissa Bell, senior tech reporter at Mashable, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to breakdown the Facebook Libra congressional hearing where Mark Zuckerberg was grilled on a variety of the social network's issues such as political advertising, discrimination, fake news, disinformation, Cambridge Analytica, deepfakes, content moderation, online extremism, and more. Also for patrons: the Tulsi / Hillary feud, Bernie's back, your questions, comments, and much more! Support the show at

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    79: AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib Endorse Bernie Sanders: CNN Democratic Debate Post-Show (w/ David Doel of The Rational National)

    David Doel of The Rational National joins DOOMED with Matt Binder for a special post-Democratic debate episode of the show. BOMBSHELL news breaks that 3/4ths of the Squad: AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib endorse Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary. Plus, post-debate analysis of the CNN / NYT event featuring: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, Julian Castro, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, and Tom Steyer - the first time 12 candidates take the stage in one night.

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    78: Bush and Ellen, War Crimes and...Fair Use? (w/ Rafael Shimunov)

    Activist Rafael Shimunov joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss Ellen Degeneres's friendship with George W. Bush. We discuss George Bush's legacy, our own experiences growing up post-9/11 under the Bush administration, why Ellen's friendship with Bush is a problem, why Ellen's defense of her friendship with Bush is even worse, Rafael's amazing video critiquing Ellen's defense and how the Ellen Show keeps hitting it with unwarranted copyright claims to take the video down even though the video falls under fair use, and more! Also on the patron only half of the show, we discuss Shep Smith's sudden departure from Fox News, a post-Trump world, your questions and comments and more! Support the show at

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