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A leftist's guide to the conservative movement, one podcast episode at a time, with co-hosts Matthew Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell.

Know Your Enemy Matthew Sitman

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A leftist's guide to the conservative movement, one podcast episode at a time, with co-hosts Matthew Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell.

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4.9 out of 5
251 Ratings

251 Ratings

judasmaccabeus ,

Thanks Chapo Trap House!

I learned about this podcast via Sam’s appearance on their podcast; totally speaks to me as a recovering child of Jesus freak, Christian Right, evangelical, dominionist, and conservative Republican parents. The hosts have a measured tone, are intellectually rigorous and speak truth to power

[___Theo___] ,

A must-listen for left and eight alike!

It’s an amazing review of politics and culture. While I don’t agree with everything they say, they are highly informed and excellent at nuance and covering important issues. I’m a faithful Catholic lefty (libertarian and former anarchist in the Bookchin vein) and have been looking for a podcast like this one. That said, I would love a mirror image podcast from the right-wing perspective covering the left.

One issue I have yet to hear them cover is the spatial pattern of left vs right voting in the US. It’s become so predictable that cities are blue and rural areas red that I sometimes wonder if issues actually matter and it’s just personal interests in disguise.
I would love to see them interview the authors of “The Dictator’s Handbook.” It would really help bring game theory and politician incentives into the discussion.

All these are constructive criticisms. The two hosts do a tremendous job!!!

greggcostanzo ,

Good, but unnecessarily long

Episodes have great content, but they tend to run too long. Trump Country, for example, could have easily been three separate episodes - especially as some of the topics were not really about Trump Country. I would suggest they release episodes by topic and not guest. Also, the introductory minutes tend to go on too long and meander. With some smart editing this could be an amazing series.

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