208 episodes

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

Hellbent Devon Handy and Varsha Venkat

    • News
    • 4.6, 420 Ratings

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

    Crimea River

    Crimea River

    It's impeachment o'clock, m***********s.

    • 53 min
    KavaHELLnaugh

    KavaHELLnaugh

    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 

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Like a Broken F*****g Record

    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!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Are You Out of Your Goddamned Motherfucking Mind?

    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    "You can deal with the symptoms, but you'll still have the f*****g flu"

    "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. 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Abortion

    Abortion

    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.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
420 Ratings

420 Ratings

parishilton42069 ,

My podcast soulmate

Out of all the feminist podcasts out there, this is the only reason one where the hosts always say exactly what I’m thinking on every topic. It’s my podcast soulmate! It feels so good to hear some women just openly say they want a woman president. I think it’s the only podcast I’ve ever heard that’s willing to publicly criticize Bernie and Beto. Pls never stop recording, I need it to keep me sane through the primaries

Luckestarz ,

Love it.

Great examination of current political stories through a feminist lens. It's smart and funny. Varsha and Devon are great.

E.e.ann ,

Hellbent on excellence!

This podcast is my first listen each week for politics. Their feminist perspectives bring a welcome breath of fresh air to politics. I highly recommend this podcast.

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