Krystal Kyle & Friends89 episodes - English - Latest episode: 18 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.2K ratings
Krystal Ball, cohost of Breaking Points podcast, and Kyle Kulinski, host of Secular Talk, dive into politics, philosophy and random BS with people they like.
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Political commentator, comedian, and Chapo Trap House host Matt Christman joins us to discuss Steve Bannon getting slammed with New York state charges, Trump’s ongoing war with the deep state, and more.
We discuss COVID policy surrounding testing, vaccines, masking, and more — as well as the current leftist debates around these issues — in a special conversation between your two hosts.
Historian and author Eric Blanc joins us to discuss the difficulties American teachers are facing now, and why they’re going on strike across the country.
With investigative reporter Ken Klippenstein, we dig into the shocking story of the Feds’ raid on Mar-a-Lago.
Former Minnesota governor and pro wrestler Jesse Ventura joins us to discuss his journey as an antiwar advocate and a supporter of third-party politics.
With guests Sitch and Adam of the Sitch & Adam Show, we take a comprehensive look at Alex Jones’s trial proceedings.
This week's guest is David Dayen, executive editor of the Prospect. He takes us through the shocking developments behind this week's Manchin-Schumer deal.
This week’s guests, Zac and Gavin of The Vanguard, talk to us about building an independent media platform, plus the best (and worst) potential candidates for 2024.
We’re joined by historian Gary Gerstle to discuss whether we’ve reached the end of neoliberalism.
Kyle is joined by psychologist and political commentator Jordan Peterson for a back-and-forth on everything from Twitter controversies to Trump, economics, liberal versus conservative mindsets, and more.
Pascal Robert, co-host of This Is Revolution podcast, joins us for a conversation about the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
Author and journalist Branko Marcetic joins us to discuss online censorship of left-wing and independent media.
The Humanist Report host talks to us about coming out, his experiences in left media, and the current wave of anti-trans and anti-gay legislation in the U.S.
This week’s guest, journalist David Wallace-Wells, talks with us about why climate change isn’t being treated as the central issue that it is — and what’s at stake.
We’re joined by author and journalist Toby Muse to discuss the Colombian presidential election.
We’re joined by Mac (who you know as GoodPoliticGuy) to discuss current events, specifically the shooting in Uvalde, TX and the ways to address American gun violence.
We’re joined by Doug Henwood, economic journalist and analyst, to discuss the crypto crash of just a few weeks ago.
Historian and author Harvey Kaye and Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America Alan Minsky weigh in on how Democrats prioritize struggles for economic justice — and what those priorities should look like.
In this episode, we discuss the recent leak of a draft from the Supreme Court that would strike down Roe v. Wade. We also speak with our guest, Ari Rabin-Havt, who worked as the deputy campaign manager of Bernie 2020, about his new book's inside look at the campaign.
We’re joined by activist and author Marianne Williamson to discuss Nina Turner’s run for Congress, the future of the Democratic Party, and more.
Nina Turner rejoins the podcast to discuss her current run for Congress, how this race is different from the last, and how she’ll bring the progressive fight to the halls of Congress.
We talk to author and organizer Daisy Pitkin about union organizing at Amazon, Starbucks, and beyond.
With Paul’s Ego of Deep Fat Fried, we dive into the topics of class reductionism, voting for the lesser of two evils, how leftist politicians can avoid the pressure of the status quo, and more.
We talk to Amy Vilela about her progressive campaign for Nevada’s First District.
Amazon union organizer Christian Smalls discusses his experience working at Amazon, how left politicians are showing up for workers, what’s next for unionizing efforts, and more.
Dr. Trita Parsi discusses why this moment demands that the U.S. disentangle itself from hawkish, war-bent alliances, how the situation in Ukraine relates to Middle Eastern politics, and more.
Foreign policy advisor Matt Duss joins us to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, why the Left shouldn’t be calling for sanctions, and more.
Author Catherine Liu joins us to talk about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the political role of the professional-managerial class.
Michael Levitin, author of Generation Occupy, talks to us about Occupy Wall Street’s ten-year legacy and the future of left populist movements.
Chapo Trap House co-host Felix Biederman joins us to discuss the podcast’s journey, the economic struggle today’s young people face, and more.
Writer Ben Burgis joins us to discuss current events, including the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan and Spotify.
Author Johann Hari exposes the personal and societal factors that affect the modern attention span — and what we can do about it.
Author and journalist Peter Goodman joins us to discuss the myth of heroism surrounding today's billionaires — and why it's a lie.
We're joined by Henry Williams, co-founder of the Gravel Institute, to talk about his experiences building a major digital platform for leftist education.
Christopher Leonard, author of Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy, joins us to discuss the institution's secret history.
Prolific author and journalist Chris Hedges joins us to discuss the state of leftist politics at the turn of the new year and the future of the Democratic Party.
We talk to Max Alvarez of The Real News about mainstream narratives putting customers’ convenience over workers’ needs, as well as the problems and potential in current bipartisan support of strikes.
We talk to Steven Donziger about his release from prison and the ongoing grassroots struggle for his freedom.
With writer Freddie DeBoer, we debate the question: Are leftists’ political programs popular enough to win?
Adolph Reed Jr. joins us to discuss getting money out of politics, coalition-building on the left, and more.
This week's guest, David Doel, talks to us about how the left is responding to the Biden administration, labeling your politics, and much more.
Katie Halper joins us to discuss the country's strike wave and the role of electoralism.
Professor of political science Katie Rader talks us through a recent study from Jacobin, YouGov, and the Center for Working Class Politics on how left campaigns can deliver for the working class.
TJ Kirk, or the Amazing Atheist, joins us to discuss atheism, religion, and ethics.
Jordan Chariton, co-founder of Status Coup, joins us to discuss the state of independent media and the political stories at the front of our minds.
Labor Notes reporter Jonah Furman joins us to talk about the John Deere strike.
We talk to Intercept reporter Ken Klippenstein about the media landscape, how big business is pulling the political levers to impose its agenda, and the big stories he’s broken.
Washington Post White House economics reporter Jeff Stein joins us to discuss budget bill proceedings, Biden's leadership style, and more.
We're joined by David Sirota, Bernie 2020 advisor and founder of the Daily Poster, to discuss the strategies behind the budget bill.
We're joined by writer/director Eric Vaughan and producer Patrick Lovell to discuss their documentary The Con and its perspective on the 2008 crash.