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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    54: Right Wing Propaganda, Conspiracy Theories, Trump Resignations...It's Our Annual WrestleMania Special, Of Course! (w/ David Bixenspan)

    David Bixenspan, wrestling reporter at Deadspin and Mel Magazine and co-host of Between the Sheets, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to talk WrestleMania week! We discuss: Linda McMahon's resignation from the Trump administration, Big Show vs. Betsy DeVos over Special Olympics funding, progressive indie wrestler David Starr vs. pro-Trump outlet Sinclair Broadcasting, Roman Reigns and the conspiracy theories around his battle with cancer, and more! Plus for Patreon subscribers: David Bixenspan joins us to discuss the Ultimate Warrior's ties to to far right groups, why the WWE insists on having the Warrior Award, Matt's opinion on Michael Tracey vs. Sam Seder on Russiagate, your questions, comments and much more!

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    53: This One is Actually About Ethics in Journalism (w/ Walker Bragman)

    Walker Bragman, independent journalist who wrote a piece in Paste Magazine called “The Atlantic Accused David Sirota of Secretly Working For Bernie Sanders. But Where's the Evidence?” and spoke to the Sanders campaign, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss progressive journalist Davis Sirota joining the Bernie Sanders campaign, Edward-Isaac Dovere's piece, advocacy journalism, and whether there is any truth to the conspiracy that Sirota was doing hit jobs on Beto O'Rourke and other 2020 candidates for the Sanders campaign. ALSO, Matt debates Walker on Walker's 2016 piece "The Liberal Case for Donald Trump." PLUS your questions, comments, Matt's committment to live up to his Beto donations / haircut bet, and a special (livestream chat) appearance from Michael Brooks!

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    52: A Beto is No One (w/ Mike Figueredo of The Humanist Report)

    Mike Figueredo of The Humanist Report joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss Beto O'Rourke's big announcement that he's running for president. However...who is Beto O'Rourke? The two discuss Beto's Senate run in 2018 against Ted Cruz, who he said he was then, who he's saying he is now, what he stands for, how much will he raise, his conservative record as a Congressman representing El Paso, Texas, and much more! Plus in the patron only half of the show: Matt's big "personal news" announcement, more on Beto and the 2020 field, your questions, comments and much more!!

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    51: Debunking Joe Rogan and Tim Pool: Anti-Conservative Bias on Twitter?!

    Joe Rogan recently invited Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and its head of legal, policy and trust and safety Vijaya Gadde on the show to discuss the social media platform's anti-conservative bias. In order to best discuss the issues on the Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan invited "independent journalist" Tim Pool on to help. But, who is Tim Pool? On this of DOOMED with Matt Binder we take a look at his history, Pool's far right and alt-right ties, and debunk Rogan and Pool's arguments.

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    50: CPAC's Existential Crisis (w/ Jared Holt)

    Jared Holt of Right Wing Watch and the Sh!tpost podcast joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss his on the ground experience live from the right wing’s largest annual gathering, the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference. We discuss how CPAC has changed over the years, Turning Point USA's large presence there, TPUSA's after party, NRA's disappearance from the event, who "stole" the show, as well as discussing specific personalities such as Candace Owens, Sebastian Gorka, Donald Trump Jr., Laura Loomer, Jacob Wohl, and more! PLUS on the patron only half of the show: your questions, calls, and much more!

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    49: He's Running: Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Presidential Campaign

    As Cardi B says "vote for Daddy Bernie, bitch!" In this episode recorded on the night of Bernie's announcement that he's running for president, DOOMED with Matt Binder takes calls from listeners to discuss Bernie's record breaking donation haul, what the 2020 primary has in store for the left, an overview of whose running in the 2020 Democratic primary so far, a look at Bernie's announcement videos and his interview on CBS announcing his run, and much much more!

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    48: Lyndon LaRouche is Dead, But What About His Cult? (w/ Jay, Brother of a LaRouchie)

    Conspiracy theorist Lyndon LaRouche died on February 12, 2019 at 96 years old. The perennial presidential candidate ran a movement for decades that many say is a cult. Longtime anti-LaRouche activist, Jay, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss what its like to have a sibling become a "LaRouchie" and join the movement effectively cutting off family members. Jay discusses who Lyndon LaRouche is and what he believes. Jay discusses his personal experience with his sibling and what happens to the movement going forward. Also, in the Patreon members only portion of the show we discuss Lyndon LaRouche some more, plus your comments, questions, and more!

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    47: Learn to Code: Actually, It's About Ethics in Harassing Journalists (w/ Talia Lavin)

    Writer Talia Lavin (aka @chick_in_kiev) joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss the latest right wing harassment campaign: Learn to Code. We discuss how "learn to code" became a right wing harassment campaign targetting laid off journalists, how #GamerGate was ground zero for so much of this, the "actually, it's about ethics in gaming journalism" gaslighting, Tucker Carlson's bizarre coverage of this on his show, and more! Plus we listen to a #LearnToCode clip from Red Elephants' Vincent James on YouTube and the antisemitic twist to the harassment. Also, Matt lays down the hypocrisy over the uproar about Bernie Sanders' state of the union response. And don't miss the patron only half of the show with your questions, comments, and more!

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    46: Gab is a Nugget (w/ Michael Edison Hayden)

    Michael Edison Hayden of Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss Gab dot com, white supremacists' favorite social network. We discuss the tweets sent from Gab to Matt right before the show where they insist they are just a "free speech" social network, Michael's experiences using Gab, how he has been banned from the site, its CEO Andrew Torba, how companies like GoDaddy cut ties with the website, the type of people found on Gab such as Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter Robert Bowers, the infighting on Gab, the companies keeping the site afloat such as Epik, a domain company run by CEO Robert Monster, and the crowdfunding company StartEngine, Matt explains the title of the episode (hint: it has to do with an infamous pro wrestling promo from HBK about the Hart Family), Gab members invade the DOOMED YouTube livestream and more! Plus for Patreon subscribers: we discuss the difference between the legitimate crticicisms of Kamala Harris' record and the wrongheaded nasty attacks on her, the progressive case for ECW, punk and pro wrestling, plus your questions and comments!

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    45: The Criminal, The Cuck, The Coup (w/ Michael Brooks)

    Michael Brooks of The Majority Report & The Michael Brooks Show joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss Roger Stone's arrest, Donald Trump caving in on the government shutdown thanks to labor, right wingers like Ann Coulter turning on Trump over his falure to "win" the shutdown fight, a rundown of the Venezuela situation, + the breaking report during the show that Bernie Sanders is preparing to run for president in 2020! Plus, in the member's only show your questions, comments, and much more!

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