QAnon, white supremacists, Proud Boys, the alt-right...host Matt Binder guides you through all the conspiracy theories, far right groups, fake news, misinformation, reactionary movements, and more on DOOMED, a leftist politics and culture show for our terrible times.
187: It's the Facebook Algorithm, Stupid
The Facebook Whistleblower puts the spotlight on the Facebook algorithm last week (a very bad week for Facebook) at a Congressional hearing. Matt Binder breaks down the hearing and why it's about time the Facebook algorithm is the focus of all the many issues with the social media platform. Then on the patron half of the show: more on social media algorithms, the major outage that hit Facebook last week, YouTube demonetizes climate denialism, plus your questions, comments, and phone calls! (Episode from the October 12, 2021 livestream show). Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/mattbinder
186: DARE to Keep Kids Off Social Media (Facebook & Instagram Toxic For Teens)
Bombshell leaked documents from a Facebook whistleblower show that the social media company's own internal research flagged how "toxic" Facebook and Instagram are for teens. Matt Binder breaks down Thursday's Congressional hearing on the issue and what the documents show. Then on the patron half of the show: Matt breaks down his debate with Michael Tracey, plus your calls, comments, and questions! (Episode from the 9/30/21 livestream show.) Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/mattbinder
185: Peter Thiel, The Contrarian (w/ Max Chafkin)
Max Chafkin, author and features editor at Bloomberg BusinessWeek joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss his new book THE CONTRARIAN: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power. We discuss Thiel's early life, his founding PayPal and Palantir, his "libertarian" stage, his role as a major Trump backer, his revenge on Gawker, his funding of Rumble, what drives him and the future of his backing Republican candidates and much more! On the patron half of the show: Bill Gates' bizarre interview on Epstein, Jimmy Dore and his cohorts continue to get Nina Turner's loss wrong, your calls, questions, comments and more! (Episode from the 9/22/21 livestream show.) Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/mattbinder
184: Deradicalization vs. Punching Nazis?
Matt Binder takes a look at the controversial discussion between Briahna Joy Gray and Talia Lavin on the Bad Faith podcast. Does the left coalition build and work to deradicalize white supremacist and neo-nazis? Or should nazis be run out of town, with force if necessary? Also: Matt discusses how he has recently been unfairly demonetized by YouTube but how this mistake by the company does not mean censorship. On the patron half of the show: It's BONUS episode #100! More discussion about Briahna Joy Gray and Talia Lavin's debate, Briahna's post-show commentary, and her controversial appearance about it all on The Hill. Also: Nicki Minaj's anti-vax comments and more! (Episode from the September 145 2021 livestream show). Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/mattbinder
183: 20 Years Since 9/11, 20 Years of Conspiracy Theories
DOOMED with Matt Binder looks at the aftermath of the days, weeks, months, and years after 9/11 as we approach the 20th anniversary of the day. Matt looks at the conspiracies, hoaxes, and urban legends that surround the day and the Bush administration, critiques the mainstream media in the wake of September 11, and shares personal stories. On the patron half of the show: listeners call in to discuss their own 9/11 stories, plus personal takes on anti-vaxxers and COVID, plus your questions, comments, and more! Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/mattbinder
182: What's the Deal with Ivermectin? (w/ Dr. Eric Osgood MD)
Dr. Eric Osgood MD, an internal medicine doctor who formerly consulted with Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to breakdown what is Ivermectin and why has it become such a hot button issue with some people consuming a horse paste to treat COVID-19. We breakdown all the misinformation and fake news, discuss why taking the COVID-19 vaccine is the best thing you can do to protect yourself from COVID, why some doctors are seriously looking at Ivermectin in the fight against the coronavirus, what the drug is typically used for, how anti-vaxxers have dangerously resorted to taking the horse paste version of Icvermectin, how Ivermectin has strangely become an identity for some, the bizarre false studies that have been used to promote Ivermectin, why he left the FLCCC, a now-controversial group that's been promoting Ivermectin use, and the unfortunate turn Dr. Kory Pierre of the group has taken, and more! Plus on the patron half of the show: more about Ivermectin and COVID-19 vaccinations, a discussion with listeners concerning the people who played a hand in creating a generation of anti-SJW, anti-feminist thought, plus your questions, comments, listener calls, and more! Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/mattbinder
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Matt you're rock solid. Great political analysis with a bit of punk flavor. Check it out folks!
Falling Down Our Rabbit Hole
I thoroughly enjoy this podcast and many others that Will Sommer and Jared Holt appear on as we watch and are somehow constantly amazed at the right wing. Love the chatter and am sometimes shocked at how I’m still shocked at the rhetoric and grift…
Thoroughly enjoy this podcast
I look forward to Doomed every week (which I found by way of Jared Holt’s Sh!tipsy podcast) and it never lets me down. Matt covers a wide array of topics, movements, political and social figures, and does it in a way that’s informative, engaging, and typically pretty humorous.
Through this podcast I’ve found a number of other politically focused podcasts and countless journalists, authors, and media personalities to follow. It’s always a source of useful information, it’s very well-researched and package in a digestible format. Even with the podcast episodes being over an hour I’m always left wanting a little more, so thankfully there’s the second half on YouTube. Thanks for the show, Matt!