25 episodes

For years, Matt’s been unpacking the events, people, and culture wars shaping the world around us. On A Bit Fruity, we take deeper dives into those issues — joined by celebrities, experts, and journalists who help us laugh and learn along the way.

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A Bit Fruity with Matt Bernstein Matt Bernstein

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 1.7K Ratings

For years, Matt’s been unpacking the events, people, and culture wars shaping the world around us. On A Bit Fruity, we take deeper dives into those issues — joined by celebrities, experts, and journalists who help us laugh and learn along the way.

Follow Matt: https://www.instagram.com/mattxiv
Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MattBernstein1

    Hawk Tuah: From Harmless Meme to Right Wing Symbol

    Hawk Tuah: From Harmless Meme to Right Wing Symbol

    I stay away from heterosexual mess, but this time it came to me. Today, Taylor Lorenz and I work backwards to understand how a 21-year-old bed spring factory worker from Tennessee became a culture war symbol because of a drunken joke about fellatio. None of these words are in the bible.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Stories from the AIDS Crisis

    Stories from the AIDS Crisis

    A special episode where we hear from listeners of the show who were lovers, nurses, relatives, students, and friends of people who died from AIDS.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Celebrity Ozempidemic (with Aubrey Gordon)

    The Celebrity Ozempidemic (with Aubrey Gordon)

    A drug that needs no introduction and a culture of fatphobia that lives on. Today, we are ALL beating the Ozempic allegations. 
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Oli London & the Right Wing Grift (with Taylor Lorenz)

    Oli London & the Right Wing Grift (with Taylor Lorenz)

    How does a white gay guy from England go from “trans-Korean” troll to a member of the conservative media establishment? It’s easier than you think! Today, Taylor Lorenz helps us unpack the anatomy of the right wing grift — because if all else fails, just become a Fox News star.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Amy Schumer & the Plague of White Feminism (with Broey Deschanel)

    Amy Schumer & the Plague of White Feminism (with Broey Deschanel)

    Girlbossing too close to the sun can cause a real trainwreck. Today, we examine the unstable foundation of Amy Schumer's feminist brand of comedy and how it all fell apart.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Everything the Media is Getting Wrong About the College Protests

    Everything the Media is Getting Wrong About the College Protests

    Until a month ago, college students in America were dweeby snowflake liberals, too socially anxious to notify the waiter of an incorrect order. Now, they’re (allegedly) well-connected, well-funded terrorists. Who are the students protesting for Palestine, what do they want, and why is the media obsessed with misrepresenting them?
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

t3dga ,

Love this podcast

Love this so much, Matt.

I’m a gay man and I got my boyfriend to listen to it as well. Matt, you bring up so many important topics and you are very reasonable. You have great critical analysis and point out what’s important: flawed premises, bad faith and straw man arguments, and you address the roots of issues. I’ve been listening since the beginning, I saw someone post about your first episode on gay republicans. I’ve been living every episode since then.

I talk about your podcast all the time. I’ll text my boyfriend “Matt has a new episode.” I talk about you like we know each other and are friends haha. Keep up the great work. Love your perspective.

sarakd04 ,

Excellent podcast

I’m the middle of the AIDS memorial episode, ugly crying because it’s a devastating, but a necessary listen. I also appreciate all the previous episodes on nuanced takes on various pop culture and otherwise timely news topics. I recommend this podcast to friends all the time.

mofo_Tdac ,

❤️

A beautiful podcast

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