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
It's impeachment o'clock, m***********s.
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
Like a Broken F*****g 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!
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.
"You can deal with the symptoms, but you'll still have the f*****g 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.
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.
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These two seem unhinged
They use the term... hypocrite?
They talk about bigotry and racism and sexism yet they repeatedly attack white men because they are white men. Talk about being tough feminists yet their heads pop off when someone says something they slightly disagree with. I don’t know they just seem unhinged.
All the savvy of your CNN grandmother
Two people who clearly didn’t get into politics until their 30s (when it became hip) watched a Rachel Maddow. Now they’re here to tell you how clever they are while trying to capitalize on mcfeminism faux adorkablity and edgelordiness. These will be the living fossils after the boomers die.