13 episodes

Unapologetically outraged that kindness is now controversial. Why is this even a conversation?! Feel like you’re the only one still seeing straight as our piece-of-shit civilization burns to the ground around you? Us too. We’re talking politics without fear, bringing together (sometimes wildly divergent) progressive perspectives and breaking down what’s really happening now with incisive commentary, sharp banter and a healthy helping of righteous indignation. Come get mad with us! And then talk it out with Anissa Naouai (Boss Bitch); Rania Khalek (Journalist Bitch); Amanda Getty (Hippie Bitch); Erica Marable (Baby Bitch); and Gregory Haddock (Bro Bitch - How’d HE get in here?)

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    • News Commentary
    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

Unapologetically outraged that kindness is now controversial. Why is this even a conversation?! Feel like you’re the only one still seeing straight as our piece-of-shit civilization burns to the ground around you? Us too. We’re talking politics without fear, bringing together (sometimes wildly divergent) progressive perspectives and breaking down what’s really happening now with incisive commentary, sharp banter and a healthy helping of righteous indignation. Come get mad with us! And then talk it out with Anissa Naouai (Boss Bitch); Rania Khalek (Journalist Bitch); Amanda Getty (Hippie Bitch); Erica Marable (Baby Bitch); and Gregory Haddock (Bro Bitch - How’d HE get in here?)

    Coup-Coup at the Capitol

    Coup-Coup at the Capitol

    Sifting through the rubble of whatever that was at the Capitol, was 2020 just a test-run for the real bad shit? First: HOW? And was it actually a coup attempt? And was that police collusion we saw? It's speculation central over here and no one does it quite like the Left Bitches. But really: would white supremacist far-right thugs have stormed Washington in the first place if government was doing its job during the pandemic?
    It took a deadly terrorist insurrection and attack on Washington under Confederate flags for Twitter to ban Trump. Liberals are cheering, but what precedent does this set for Silicon Valley censoring the left? It's already happening... We make some predictions re: weaponizing Big Tech's echo chamber libertarian utopia. And what won't change on Inauguration Day? What excuses for inaction will the Democrats surprise us with this time, now that they once again control the House, the Senate and the White House? Plus: why we're comfortable with polite men with blood on their hands, but not gross men like Trump.
    The Left Bitches are Anissa Naouai, Erica Marable, Rania Khalek, and Amanda Getty. Produced by Gregory Haddock with music by Jonathan Hurley. Visit patreon.com/leftbitches for access to extended episodes and bonus content.

    • 55 min
    Building a Third-Party Movement (w/ Eugene Puryear)

    Building a Third-Party Movement (w/ Eugene Puryear)

    "Lesser of two evils" crushing your soul? The Bitches get optimistic: Building a viable 3rd-party alternative has happened before in the US and yes, it can happen again. Eugene Puryear of Breakthrough News on how to unify working people around the one issue that threatens us all. Why was #ForceTheVote on Medicare for All such an epic failure? Did The Squad fumble their leverage with Pelosi on purpose? Did they have any to begin with? We get into it over celebrity culture in politics: Should AOC's failure to disrupt really surprise us? And in the absence of unions, who and what we really need to rally as many people as possible. We talk the Movement for a People's Party celeb backing, and losing control of leftist narrative to corporate mainstreaming. Plus, Julian Assange, hypocritical journalists, the brutality of American prisons, and taking the good where we can! Happy 2021, Bitches!
    The Left Bitches are Anissa Naouai, Erica Marable, Rania Khalek, and Amanda Getty. Produced by Gregory Haddock with music by Jonathan Hurley. Visit patreon.com/leftbitches for access to extended episodes and bonus content.

    • 45 min
    2020: American Empire's Got COVID

    2020: American Empire's Got COVID

    So what'd we get from Congress for Christmas? Payouts to Israel's apartheid regime, funds for Venezuela's opposition, prop-ups for right-wing protesters in Hong Kong, and tax breaks for owning a racehorse. And not enough in rescue payments to cover a month of our rent, while Americans are now stealing baby food and formula. Connecting the dots between poverty at home and abroad: The US government is starving its own people the same way it does Venezuelans, Iranians, Syrians, etc.
    Bezos' money doesn't actually exist; fighting the covid vaccine wars; cult content, the Age of Aquarius and Rania's period. We're dishing up some DARK shit for the end of the year, and Anissa laughs so hard she weeps. That's the Left Bitches difference! Spoiler alert: don’t count on 2021 to save us, we’re in for a rough winter. We're wrapping the worst year ever with hope for the future, and the Bitches are getting in touch with their spirituality. Peace!
    The Left Bitches are Anissa Naouai, Erica Marable, Rania Khalek, and Amanda Getty. Produced by Gregory Haddock with music by Jonathan Hurley. Visit patreon.com/leftbitches for access to extended episodes and bonus content.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    'Twas the Night Before Eviction (w/ Yasha Levine)

    'Twas the Night Before Eviction (w/ Yasha Levine)

    On the brink of homelessness in covid pandemic apocalyptic winter: Yasha Levine's living the eviction nightmare right now, along with millions of other American families whose government has failed them. Imagine if housing was a human right. Instead we see the weaponization of the covid crisis by the elites to prey on the vulnerable. And holy f**k: in-person eviction court proceedings are literally killing people. We'll tell you why. And what does Soviet Russia have to do with the housing we're losing today? The Bitches get historical.
    Still hoping the Squad in DC will save us? Might have better luck on Nextdoor. And what did we really learn - about ourselves - from Trump's presidency? Plus what's really behind self-described “leftists” oiling up Uncle Sam’s Cold War propaganda machine against China.
    Want more Yasha? Check out https://yasha.substack.com/
    The Left Bitches are Anissa Naouai, Erica Marable, Rania Khalek, and Amanda Getty. Produced by Gregory Haddock with music by Jonathan Hurley. Visit patreon.com/leftbitches for access to extended episodes and bonus content.

    • 56 min
    Medicare for all vs. Disaster Capitalism with Jimmy Dore

    Medicare for all vs. Disaster Capitalism with Jimmy Dore

    If our progressive "saviors" within the Democratic Party can't make Medicare for All happen during a deadly pandemic, can we officially stop counting on them to deliver? Jimmy Dore's on this week and he's got words for Bernie and AOC. Why tf is she still protecting Mama Bear Pelosi? And why is a pothead comedian in his garage getting more movement on #M4A than the "left" in Congress? The Tea Party mobilized a movement 10 years ago that made the Republican party leaders shit their pants, so why aren't we smelling anything now? Time for a #DemExit? Plus breaking the deafening silence around Julian Assange's case from all sides.
    The Left Bitches are Anissa Naouai, Erica Marable, Rania Khalek, and Amanda Getty. Produced by Gregory Haddock with music by Jonathan Hurley. Visit patreon.com/leftbitches for access to extended episodes and bonus content.
    And check out The Jimmy Dore Show on YouTube!

    • 51 min
    Can't Blame the Idiots

    Can't Blame the Idiots

    That horrifying moment you agree with your conservative brother-in-law on Facebook: This is 2020. Erica’s back from the front lines of the #BlockGarcetti protests, where cops got brutal. Makes sense: The LA mayor (and Biden cabinet hopeful) approved the largest LAPD budget ever, during a pandemic and economic dumpster fire. Speaking of, what happens when liberal elites weaponize covid, and why shame won’t cure this virus. From police raids on scientists reporting accurate case numbers to holiday-mall-shopping-superspreaders, is there a light at the end of this tunnel? What’s going on with India’s farmers - and what can we learn from their example about breaking the system? Plus, what fake president’s downfall makes Rania do the shoulder-shimmy, and what homophobe politician got caught scrambling out the window of a massive gay orgy?
    The Left Bitches are Anissa Naouai, Erica Marable, Rania Khalek, and Amanda Getty. Produced by Gregory Haddock with music by Jonathan Hurley. Visit patreon.com/leftbitches for access to extended episodes and bonus content.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

herasrage ,

Love this podcast!

Not only is the group entertaining, they’re also incredibly smart. I am learning so much and I’m really enjoying doing so. Thanks so much for putting this out there and for being unafraid to unapologetically express your opinions.

helpingnothurting ,

Oof

Do they interrupt and talk over each other the whole time? No thank you.

BigDataBigProblems ,

Good podcast

Love all the b*tches, esp Rania.... but Greg is pretty annoying with his center left talking points on Venezuela, healthcare, Elizabeth Warren, and aligning with democrats. Maybe some listeners like that, but I don’t. 4.5 stars but rounded up out of respect for growing the pod.

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