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Useful Idiots is an informative and irreverent politics podcast with journalist Matt Taibbi and podcaster/writer Katie Halper. Episodes feature on-the-road coverage of the 2020 campaign and exclusive interviews, with humor, commentary and dissection of the politics news of the week. Join Matt and Katie as they examine important stories that have slipped through the cracks and what the media got wrong – and laugh about whatever is left to laugh about.

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    • 4.8 • 84 Ratings

Useful Idiots is an informative and irreverent politics podcast with journalist Matt Taibbi and podcaster/writer Katie Halper. Episodes feature on-the-road coverage of the 2020 campaign and exclusive interviews, with humor, commentary and dissection of the politics news of the week. Join Matt and Katie as they examine important stories that have slipped through the cracks and what the media got wrong – and laugh about whatever is left to laugh about.

    Reading Obama Quotes, Plus Ryan McMahon and Jon Thompson on Thunder Bay

    Reading Obama Quotes, Plus Ryan McMahon and Jon Thompson on Thunder Bay

    Ryan McMahon and Jon Thompson join the show to talk about their excellent podcast Thunder Bay. Katie reads a couple passages from former president Barack Obama's recent memoir 'A Promised Land.'
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters on Biden, Trump, Assange & Censorship

    Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters on Biden, Trump, Assange & Censorship

    Legendary rock musician Roger Waters joins the show for a wide-ranging conversation on U.S. foreign policy, what happens after Trump, Julian Assange and more.

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Thomas Frank on Fake Populism & Silicon Valley Fantasies

    Thomas Frank on Fake Populism & Silicon Valley Fantasies

    Thomas Frank rejoins the show to talk about the past, present, and future of the Democratic party.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Glenn Greenwald on Lessons from the Election, Leaving the Intercept and More

    Glenn Greenwald on Lessons from the Election, Leaving the Intercept and More

    Glenn Greenwald joins to discuss the election (taped on Thursday), leaving the Intercept, and more. Matt and Katie ponder the future of both parties after a tightly contested result.

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Tinashe on Useful Idiots Live, Bonus Episode!

    Tinashe on Useful Idiots Live, Bonus Episode!

    Genre-bending singer, Tinashe, joins hosts Matt Taibbi and Katie Halper in a livestream event, sponsored by Yappa, to discuss the 2020 election and more

    • 41 min
    Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti on the Election and the Future of Both Parties

    Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti on the Election and the Future of Both Parties

    Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti from The Hill's 'Rising' rejoin the show ahead of the US election. Matt and Katie discuss Jared Kushner's viral clip on Fox. They also express concern on what the handling of the Hunter Biden story portends in media.

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    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Standfast Barrowclough ,

Katie & Matt

Outstanding content from the magnificent Katie Halper and the learned Matt.

Ian O'Dqyer ,

Uselful Idiots

Great content, guests and debate. A podcast much needed right now!!!

Maria45873 ,

Love this podcast

Matt & Katie have great chemistry and their take on the political landscape makes Useful Idiots one of my favourite podcast’s. They also get excellent guests on the show.

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