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Krystal Kyle & Friends

89 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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Episode 89: Matt Christman

September 10, 2022 18:00 - 1 hour - 81 MB

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.

Episode 88: Krystal and Kyle

September 03, 2022 20:00 - 1 hour - 61.8 MB

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.

Episode 87: Eric Blanc

August 27, 2022 20:00 - 1 hour - 51 MB

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.

Episode 86: Ken Klippenstein

August 20, 2022 16:00 - 1 hour - 59.2 MB

With investigative reporter Ken Klippenstein, we dig into the shocking story of the Feds’ raid on Mar-a-Lago.

Episode 85: Jesse Ventura

August 13, 2022 20:00 - 1 hour - 59.1 MB

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.

Episode 84: Sitch & Adam

August 06, 2022 16:00 - 1 hour - 63.8 MB

With guests Sitch and Adam of the Sitch & Adam Show, we take a comprehensive look at Alex Jones’s trial proceedings.

Episode 83: David Dayen

July 30, 2022 19:00 - 1 hour - 69 MB

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.

Episode 82: The Vanguard’s Zac & Gavin

July 23, 2022 16:00 - 1 hour - 47.1 MB

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.

Episode 81: Gary Gerstle

July 16, 2022 19:00 - 1 hour - 47.3 MB

We’re joined by historian Gary Gerstle to discuss whether we’ve reached the end of neoliberalism.

Episode 80: Jordan Peterson

July 09, 2022 17:00 - 1 hour - 54.9 MB

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.

Episode 79: Pascal Robert

July 02, 2022 18:00 - 1 hour - 63.2 MB

Pascal Robert, co-host of This Is Revolution podcast, joins us for a conversation about the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Episode 78: Branko Marcetic

June 25, 2022 16:00 - 1 hour - 71 MB

Author and journalist Branko Marcetic joins us to discuss online censorship of left-wing and independent media.

Episode 77: Mike Figueredo

June 18, 2022 16:00 - 1 hour - 68.1 MB

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.

Episode 76: David Wallace-Wells

June 11, 2022 16:00 - 1 hour - 59.8 MB

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.

Episode 75: Toby Muse

June 04, 2022 19:00 - 1 hour - 71.2 MB

We’re joined by author and journalist Toby Muse to discuss the Colombian presidential election.

Episode 74: Mac (GoodPoliticGuy)

May 28, 2022 21:00 - 1 hour - 57.7 MB

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.

Episode 73: Doug Henwood

May 21, 2022 19:00 - 1 hour - 56.7 MB

We’re joined by Doug Henwood, economic journalist and analyst, to discuss the crypto crash of just a few weeks ago.

Episode 72: Harvey Kaye and Alan Minsky

May 14, 2022 19:00 - 1 hour - 47.8 MB

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.

Episode 71: Ari Rabin-Havt

May 07, 2022 16:00 - 1 hour - 82 MB

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.

Episode 70: Marianne Williamson

April 30, 2022 15:00 - 1 hour - 77.1 MB

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.

Episode 69: Senator Nina Turner

April 16, 2022 16:00 - 1 hour - 42.6 MB

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.

Episode 68: Daisy Pitkin

April 09, 2022 16:00 - 1 hour - 62 MB

We talk to author and organizer Daisy Pitkin about union organizing at Amazon, Starbucks, and beyond.

Episode 67: Paul's Ego

April 02, 2022 19:00 - 1 hour - 67.1 MB

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.

Episode 66: Amy Vilela

March 26, 2022 18:00 - 1 hour - 60.7 MB

We talk to Amy Vilela about her progressive campaign for Nevada’s First District.

Episode 65: Christian Smalls

March 19, 2022 16:00 - 1 hour - 52.1 MB

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.

Episode 64: Trita Parsi

March 12, 2022 18:00 - 1 hour - 70.3 MB

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.

Episode 63: Matt Duss

March 05, 2022 17:00 - 1 hour - 53.5 MB

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.

Episode 62: Catherine Liu

February 26, 2022 19:00 - 1 hour - 75.6 MB

Author Catherine Liu joins us to talk about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the political role of the professional-managerial class.

Episode 61: Michael Levitin

February 19, 2022 16:00 - 1 hour - 74.5 MB

Michael Levitin, author of Generation Occupy, talks to us about Occupy Wall Street’s ten-year legacy and the future of left populist movements.

Episode 60: Felix Biederman

February 12, 2022 18:00 - 1 hour - 82.3 MB

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.

Episode 59: Ben Burgis

February 05, 2022 17:00 - 1 hour - 73.1 MB

Writer Ben Burgis joins us to discuss current events, including the controversy surrounding Joe Rogan and Spotify.

Episode 58: Johann Hari

January 29, 2022 17:00 - 1 hour - 68.6 MB

Author Johann Hari exposes the personal and societal factors that affect the modern attention span — and what we can do about it.

Episode 57: Peter Goodman

January 22, 2022 17:00 - 1 hour - 70 MB

Author and journalist Peter Goodman joins us to discuss the myth of heroism surrounding today's billionaires — and why it's a lie.

Episode 56: Henry Williams

January 15, 2022 20:00 - 1 hour - 80.6 MB

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.

Episode 55: Christopher Leonard

January 08, 2022 17:00 - 2 hours - 84.6 MB

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.

Episode 54: Chris Hedges

January 01, 2022 21:00 - 2 hours - 86 MB

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.

Episode 53: Maximillian Alvarez

December 25, 2021 21:00 - 1 hour - 63.7 MB

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.

Episode 52: Steven Donziger

December 18, 2021 17:00 - 1 hour - 77.2 MB

We talk to Steven Donziger about his release from prison and the ongoing grassroots struggle for his freedom.

Episode 51: Freddie DeBoer

December 11, 2021 19:00 - 1 hour - 75.8 MB

With writer Freddie DeBoer, we debate the question: Are leftists’ political programs popular enough to win?

Episode 50: Adolph Reed Jr.

December 04, 2021 18:00 - 1 hour - 70.4 MB

Adolph Reed Jr. joins us to discuss getting money out of politics, coalition-building on the left, and more.

Episode 49: David Doel

November 27, 2021 16:00 - 1 hour - 59.8 MB

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.

Episode 48: Katie Halper

November 20, 2021 20:00 - 1 hour - 75.2 MB

Katie Halper joins us to discuss the country's strike wave and the role of electoralism.

Episode 47: Katie Rader

November 13, 2021 18:00 - 1 hour - 62.7 MB

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.

Episode 46: TJ Kirk

November 06, 2021 16:00 - 1 hour - 55.1 MB

TJ Kirk, or the Amazing Atheist, joins us to discuss atheism, religion, and ethics.

Episode 45: Jordan Chariton

October 30, 2021 17:00 - 1 hour - 68.8 MB

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.

Episode 44: Jonah Furman

October 23, 2021 17:00 - 1 hour - 74 MB

Labor Notes reporter Jonah Furman joins us to talk about the John Deere strike.

Episode 43: Ken Klippenstein

October 16, 2021 17:00 - 1 hour - 75.2 MB

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.

Episode 42: Jeff Stein

October 09, 2021 16:00 - 1 hour - 74.6 MB

Washington Post White House economics reporter Jeff Stein joins us to discuss budget bill proceedings, Biden's leadership style, and more.

Episode 41: David Sirota

October 02, 2021 16:00 - 1 hour - 66 MB

We're joined by David Sirota, Bernie 2020 advisor and founder of the Daily Poster, to discuss the strategies behind the budget bill.

Episode 40: Eric Vaughan and Patrick Lovell

September 25, 2021 17:00 - 1 hour - 61.2 MB

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.