208 episodes

Hellbent Podcast is a twice weekly political news and commentary podcast by Devon Handy and Varsha Venkat. They aim to bring a heavy intersectional feminist lens to the male-dominated political commentary space. They are funny, fierce, and unyielding. Their conversational style and penchant for swearing make Hellbent a fun, engaging way to discuss politics

Hellbent Devon Handy and Varsha Venkat

    • News
    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

Hellbent Podcast is a twice weekly political news and commentary podcast by Devon Handy and Varsha Venkat. They aim to bring a heavy intersectional feminist lens to the male-dominated political commentary space. They are funny, fierce, and unyielding. Their conversational style and penchant for swearing make Hellbent a fun, engaging way to discuss politics

    18: Crimea River

    18: Crimea River

    It's impeachment o'clock, motherfuckers.

    • 53 min
    17: KavaHELLnaugh

    17: KavaHELLnaugh

    Devon and Varsha discuss the SCOTUS ruling that effectively cancels asylum in the United States. They also discuss Kavanaugh and the in-depth reporting about one of his accusers, Debbie Ramirez 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    16: Like a Broken Fucking Record

    16: Like a Broken Fucking Record

    Devon and Varsha discuss Comic Con, racist tweets by Trump (shock!) and the "send her back" chant. They also talk about immigration policy at large, ICE's latest attempt to circumvent due process and the contrast to the patriarchy's obsession with due process for rich white men.
    There are a few SPOILERS (from Devon's time a Comic Con)
    Captain Marvel SPOILER: 9:50-10:34
    Endgame SPOILER: 12:57-13:27
    So SKIP those parts if you haven't seen the movies!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    15: Are You Out of Your Goddamned Motherfucking Mind?

    15: Are You Out of Your Goddamned Motherfucking Mind?

    Devon and Varsha discuss the atrocities being committed against migrants at the southern US border. They discuss important historical context and how this has become a concerted ethnic cleansing effort against migrants. They also analyze congress' response to the issue and how we as a country can mitigate ongoing damage from this horrific situation.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    14: "You can deal with the symptoms, but you'll still have the fucking flu"

    14: "You can deal with the symptoms, but you'll still have the fucking flu"

    Devon and Varsha discuss the humanitarian crisis at the border and the 6 children who have died as a result of ICE and Border Patrol. They also discuss impeachment, Nancy Pelosi, and why there is hope for the future. 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    13: Abortion

    13: Abortion

    Devon and Varsha are back after a brief unplanned hiatus to discuss the litany of b******t abortion laws going on the book in red states, ikncluding the freshly-passed steaming pile of garbage that was just passed in the Alabama state senate.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

buttercup1106 ,

Love.

Great podcast by two well-informed and witty women around US politics and the omnishambles that is #45

BlackKatGB ,

And the award in awesomeness goes to...

My favourite political podcast of 2017 - insightful, funny, well-researched and uplifting. Sarah and Devon are funny and unapologetically and brutally honest. You don't need to be a feminist to enjoy this podcast. So, enjoy!

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