Podcast by Chapo Trap House
560 - Future Histories feat. Kim Stanley Robinson (9/20/21)
Will and Matt talk to Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars Trilogy, 2312 and last year’s Ministry for the Future. They discuss reckoning with climate change, science fiction literature as an attempt to conceive of our own future’s history, and what kinds of beliefs humans might need to survive that future.
558 - 9/11 Era, Pt. 1: The Pussification of the Western Male (9/14/21)
We celebrate 20 years of 9/11 by taking a 2-part look at the political and cultural insanity of the era immediately following the attacks. Today, we look at the hysterical jingoism, veneration of idiotic leaders, politically enforced censorship, and the seminal war-blogger classic “The Pussification of the Western Male”
We’ll continue on Thursday’s ep with looks at TV, Film and Culture from the era, plus another canonical 9/11 reading series. Stay tuned!
556 - Sperm Jack City feat. Dan Boeckner (9/6/21)
Canada Correspondent Dan Boeckner stops by to update us on the impending Canadian federal elections. We break down the parties and their platforms, from the Victims of Communism-respecters, to the Semen Retentionists. We also read an op-ed from the Toronto Sun on why Drake is the most dangerous and disrespectful man in Canada.
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554 - Junkyard of Empires (8/31/21)
Once more into the breach of Afghanistan takes: the media now turns to our precious abandoned military ordnance to hand-wring over, and Britain continues to feel the cold shoulder of the Biden administration. We also cover China’s new gaming ban, and an effort to gin up a BDS movement against the Taliban.
552 - The Nephew Gap (8/23/21)
We start off discussing Jeopardy!, Tesla Bots, and how all these conservative radio hosts keep dying of COVID. Then we talk about Tony Blair crying about Afghanistan and step inside Tom Friedman’s mind palace to explore the Taliban’s strategic cousin and nephew reserves.
550 - Sweet L of Liberty (8/16/21)
We look at the brutal, stupid, and embarrassing end of our brutal, stupid, and embarrassing twenty year occupation of Afghanistan.
I’m waiting for part II
Hey! You said Thursday you would have part 2 of 911. It’s Friday. I loved part I and it said everything. I live here in Texas in a small town in very much Trumpville. I am 53 and I was walking into work on 9/11 in Dallas and Bob C. in sales said someone flew a Cessna into one of the WTT’s. There was the flag mania at the time and the Hummers; the H2 milk truck. What really struck me at the time was the immediate fascination with buying guns. There is this store in Grapevine near Dallas called Bass Pro. The place was like a Disney Land for the outdoors, even with a bar upstairs. It had the whole German Biergarten look to it. Fathers began trading in little kids soccer balls and baseballs and went into the kill animals fun fair. Even Mom could have a Glock. Guys started walking around in Khaki paramilitary attire. The whole family could now enlist. It’s hilarious to see these people come out here from Dallas, Houston and Austin with their camouflage regalia every hunting season. The standard issue is the giant pickup with the trailer with UTV. They don’t want to get dirt on their brand new Duramax so they drive around in their own troop transport UTV’s out on whatever ranch they are leasing. Now farmers and ranchers have a way now to actually make money by leasing out to these people.
I remember in the 80’s all guys wanted sports cars, now they want giant gas guzzling pickups, and they all want guns. America went to war and just can’t put the pipe down. Tim the tool guy even put down the Dewalt and went into “The Last Man Standing”.
Not enough hubris
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