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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    73: Bedbugs & Bret Stephens (w/ Dave Karpf)

    Dave Karpf, an associate professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss calling conservative New York Times columnist Bret Stephens a metaphorical bedbug and the "feud" that has now sprung out of it. Dave shares with us what happened when Stephens emailed him and his provost, the MSNBC interview after Stephens quite Twitter when "Bretbug" began trending, what's going on at the NY Times?, the piece Stephens published basically equating Dave (who is Jewish) to a nazi for calling him a bedbug, how a digital media professor is using his own headline news in the classroom, will Stephens come to the university for a discussion on civility?, and much more! Also in the patron only half of the show, a call from listener Grim Locke about Bernie Sanders' campaign and its effectiveness against white supremacy, Matt's new YouTube livestream background, plus your questions, comments, and much more! Support the show:

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    72: The Patriot Prayer Spy, Andy Ngo Caught on Camera, and the Proud Boys in Portland (w/ Alex Zielinski)

    Alex Zielinski, news editor at Portland Mercury, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss her bombshell story about the undercover progressive spy who infiltrated and secretly filmed Patriot Prayer, how one of the videos is going to play out in a court case, what happened at Cider Riot, Andy Ngo's Proud Boy pact and exit from Quillette, Alex's on the ground account of the Proud Boys rally a few weeks ago, why this is all happening in Portland, and more! Plus in the patron only half of the show: your questions, comments, and more! Support the show:

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    71: The Next Net Neutrality Fight?

    Support the show @! On this episode of DOOMED with Matt Binder, Matt takes a look at what's gearing up to be the next net neutrality-like fight for the web. ICANN, which basically runs and manages the internet, is removing the longstanding price caps from its contracts with the domain name registry that runs .org, and its looking to do the same for .com and .net soon too. Will this eventually create a tiered-like system for content creators and startups trying to compete with mega corporations and big tech?

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    70: A White Nationalist in the State Department (w/ Michael Hayden of SPLC / Hatewatch)

    Michael Edison Hayden, senior investigative reporter with the Southern Poverty Law Center / Hatewatch, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss his explosive investigative report about Matthew Q. Gebert, a white nationalist working for the U.S. State Department. We discuss Gebert's radicalization, which known figures of the white nationalist movement he was in touch with, the Mike Peinovich connection, the "Coach Finstock" online handle, his wife Anna Vuckovic aka “Wolfie James” involvement, how Donald Trump once retweeted him, what's next and what the U.S. government is doing about it, and more! Also we discuss Twitch's banning of the word "nationalist," Stefan Molyneux, plus Matt asks the important question: Is Matthew Q Gebert...QANON!?! Plus in the patron half of the show: your questions, comments, and more!

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    69: 8chan Down: The History of Hatechan (w/ Dale Beran)

    Dale Beran, writer and author of It Came from Something Awful: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump into Office, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss the history of 8chan in the wake of the El Paso shootings, why the website is the posting grounds of choice for three white supremacist shooters just this year, how it came from popular imageboards 2channel and 4chan, who is its founder Fredrick Brennan and the site's new owner Jim Watkins, the huge GameGate connection, the Qanon conundrum, the internet radicalization of young white men, how 8chan went down this past week, and much much more. Support the show at

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    68: All Out Centrist Brawl: CNN Dem Debate Night 2 (w/ Mike Figueredo of the Humanist Report)

    It's the DOOMED with Matt Binder Democratic debate livestream post-game show night 2! Mike Figueredo of the Humanist Report joins the show following the second night of the CNN debates featuring Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, Julian Castro, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jay Inslee, Michael Bennet, and Bill de Blasio. Support the show at

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    67: Bernie and Warren Tag Team the Moderates: CNN Dem Debate Night 1 (w/ Bad Praxis)

    It's the DOOMED with Matt Binder Democratic debate livestream post-game show night 1! Kennedy, Chi, and Bob of the Bad Praxis podcast join the show following the first night of the CNN debates featuring Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Marianne Williamson, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke, John Delaney, Tim Ryan, Amy Klobuchar, John Hickenlooper, and Steve Bullok. Support the show at

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    66: Inside Trump's Social Media Summit (w/ Will Sommer of The Daily Beast)

    Will Sommer, tech reporter at The Daily Beast, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to bring us inside President Trump's social media summit last week at the White House. We discuss some of the names that were invited such as Carpe Donktum, Bill Mitchell, Ali Akbar, and Tim Pool, as well as what cartoonist Ben Garrison did to get uninvited. We also discuss the hubbub surrounding Carpe Donktum's real name and what consists as doxxing, the "send her back" chants directed at Ilhan Omar at Trump's latest rally, the latest on QAnon, and the privacy / Russia hysteria surrounding the viral FaceApp. PLUS! On the patron only half of the show: the Squad vs. Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats, your questions, comments, and more! Support the show at

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    65: "Antifa" Journalists, Conservative "Journalists" (w/ Jared Holt of Right Wing Watch)

    Jared Holt, investigative reporter at Right Wing Watch and host of the Sh!tpost podcast joins the show to discuss the "antifa" journalist list that was published by a number of conservative outlets, such as Quillette. We discuss the problem with the list, the right wing troll "progdad" who is behind the list, Quillette's defense of publishing the list, Quillette editor Andy Ngo's recent viral run-in with antifa, "cement milkshakes," and much more! PLUS for patrons: your questions, comments, and much, much more! Support the show at

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    64: First 2020 Dem Debates Post-Game Show! (w/ Mike Figueredo of the Humanist Report)

    Mike Figueredo of the Humanist Report joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to breakdown the best and worst of the first two Democratic debates, featuring 20 of the Democrats running in the 2020 primary. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Pete Butigieg, Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, and more are discussed! (Special thanks to Jonathan Mann for the Marianne Williamson closing remarks remakes outro song!)

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