A leftist politics and culture podcast for our terrible times. Hosted by Matt Binder.
Joined DOOMED with Matt Binder as we watch a replay of the New York Governor Debate between Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon, complete with color commentary on the night of the debate. (This was aired as a last minute late night YouTube Livestream, so please excuse any sound level issues. We'll have this fixed for any of these type of future livestream commentary shows we do.) Plus your live questions and comments!
Cristina Lopez, Media Matters' deputy director for extremism, joins the show to discuss how Donald Trump came to tweeting about a long time white supremacist trope about white farmers in South Africa, how Tucker Carlson and Fox News spread white supremacy to our dumb President, right wing extremists like Lauren Southern and Mike Enoch who fed this conspiracy, plus...in case the media is wondering, our flags are all at half-staff. All this and much more including your comments and questions on DOOMED!
Kelly Weill of The Daily Beast joins the show to give us a first-person account from her trip to both Charlottesville and Washington DC for the anniversary of the white supremacist rally that left one antifascist protester dead and to cover the nazis' second take of that event: Unite the Right 2. We discuss how we got here, what the communities most affected have gone through in the past year, the sad life of Jason Kessler, militarized police, mainstream media's handwringing over antifa, YouTube's role in all this, and much more! Plus after the interview your questions, comments, plus a very special Happy Birthday message to Matt Binder's good friend Michael Brooks of The Michael Brooks Show, and much more!
Alex Jones and InfoWars have been banned from YouTube, Apple iTunes, Facebook, even Pinterest! Jared Holt of Right Wing Watch and the Sh!tpost podcast join DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss what Alex Jones has done to earn these bans, why these tech companies made the move now, what these bans mean to the broader internet and much more. Also! Jared tells us about his trip to Portland to cover the Patriot Prayer / Proud Boy march this past weekend. Plus your YouTube comments, questions, and more!
Meet the man trolling the trolls of the alt-right: Nathan Bernard of BernardMedia.org. Nathan joins DOOMED to discuss the various different ways he's trolled the right wing – from Twitter bots to Cernovich / Milk Leaks to Bernard Media. We discuss his work with Vic Berger, how these right wing reactionaries operate, and much more! Plus your YouTube livestream questions and comments!
Will Sommer of The Daily Beast and RightRichter.com joins us to rundown all the latest in right wing conspiracy theories. It's like a right wing conspiracy Christmas in July! But first, we discuss Will's run-in with the crew of the insane right wing movie Roe v. Wade. We also discuss the Conservatives vs. Facebook hearings, the Russia DNC hacking indictments, Seth Rich, QAnon's latest, #WalkAway, Jack Posobiec, plus much more! Also your comments and questions and a discussion about whether DSA should endorse Cynthia Nixon on the night they voted.
Writer Brenden Gallagher joins DOOMED to discuss his DailyDot article: What is Cultural Marxism? Explaining and Debunking the Popular Term. We discuss where the term "cultural Marxism" came from and whatever the hell different factions on the right think it means, Jordan Peterson, Joseph Paul Watson, the recent J20 news and MAGA hat stealing incident, intersectionality on the left, and much, much more!
Sean McElwee of Data for Progress and AbolishICE.org joins the show to discuss the rollercoaster of a week that saw SCOTUS gut unions, Justice Kennedy announce his retirement which will give Donald Trump another Supreme Court pick, the Abolish ICE movement start to gain some real legs and take off, and the amazing win against the Democratic establishment when Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat Joe Crowley. All that and more on this week's episode of DOOMED!
Selina Vickers, an activist from West Virginia and former Bernie Sanders delegate, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss her experience traveling around the country attending DNC meetings, sometimes as the sole observer covering what's going on. She discusses how she recently made the news when a senior DNC member accused her of being a Russian agent. We also discuss West Virginia politics, strategic voting, how she became politically active, and – based on her DNC experiences – what the future could possibly hold for the Democratic Party. All that and more on this episode of DOOMED!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Twitter bots...you're DOOMED. Trevor aka @LikingOnine and host Matt Binder discuss how each of them recently uncovered the mystery sources behind two major political Twitter bot farms, how these two seperate bot networks were being falsely attributed to Russia, and how one of the people unmasked (Dem consultant Sally Albright) is someone who gins up the Russia bot hysteria themselves.
Nathan J. Robinson of Current Affairs joins the show to talk Jordan B. Peterson, the intellectual we deserve. We discuss: who is Jordan Peterson?, how he's like Sam Harris in many ways, how Peterson and other figures on the right play the media as well as their young white male audience, how the media game has to be played against people like Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro, the Donald Trump connection, how to beat right wingers from Fox News to Dave Rubin at their own game, and a very special analyzation of each of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules of Life.
Matt Bruenig of the People's Policy Project joins us to discuss why healthcare should be completely free, Obamacare and Obama's healthcare legacy, how women’s health and universal healthcare are political entwined, the insane scheme (that healthcare companies rig) that decides your healthcare subsidy, breaking down Andy Slavitt’s United States of Care and the attack on the Medicare for all movement, what’s Pod Save America’s play here?, taking a look at Medicare Extra Premium Plus Supreme (For Amazon Prime Members Only) plan by the Center for American Progress…is it good? (The answer may surprise you!)
Adam H. Johnson of Citations Needed and FAIR joins the show for a discussion on how the media portrayal of what we know about Russian interference in the 2016 elections (so far!) is overblown, the real problems with exaggerating Russiagate, the media figures hyping up the Russia "election hacking" threat for their own gain, and more!
Rob Whisman, Jesse Farrar, and Stefan Heck of the hit Twitch stream The Go Off Kings join the show...and there's a lot to talk about! We go in depth with Jesse Farrar on the dunking-conservatives-underwater tweet that riled up Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk so much that Kirk went on Fox News to complain, that time Rob Whisman and Matt Binder went to CPAC and saw the TP USA folks in the flesh, the weirdest right wingers online, the Parkland school shooting, what Twitch streaming is all about, and much more!
Kaitlin Bennet, a top conservative college activist, joins the show to tell us why she very publicly quit the nation’s largest conservative college campus organization, Turning Point USA and how one of the biggest self-owns, at least involving diapers, came to be. We go inside Turning Point USA and…oh yeah, we also have a debate.
David Bixenspan, pro wrestling writer for Deadspin, joins the show to discuss the big announcement about the return of the XFL, how Vince McMahon and Donald Trump are basically the two Spider-Man’s pointing at each other meme, and how the ever changing demographics of professional wrestling’s fanbase might end up blowing up right wingers hopes and dreams for the XFL’s branding as the MAGA Football league…that is if it all doesn’t just blow up in Vince’s face first.
Matt Binder of DOOMED joined The Majority Report with Sam Seder on Friday, February 2nd, 2018, to discuss QAnon, The Storm, and right wing conspiracies. Check out the Majority Report at majorityreportradio.com.
Michael Brooks joins us for a look into the Trump administration's first year and how this all looks for Democrats in 2018 as we head towards the Midterms.
The right wing Pizzagate conspiracy is back, baby! Will Sommer of The Hill and Right Richter joins the show to discuss The Storm conspiracy, the mystery of QAnon, the people propping up the conspiracy, and much more! Join us as we follow the white rabbit
Krang T Nelson joins the show to discuss the online conservative mob that accused him of being the leader of the Antifa Supersoldiers, a conspiracy completely fabricated by right wing bloggers.
A 2017 year in review with Ashley Feinberg.