DOOMED with Matt Binder

DOOMED with Matt Binder

A leftist politics and culture podcast for our terrible times. Hosted by Matt Binder.

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    61: #VoxAdpocalypse Now: YouTube Demonetization and the Steven Crowder Grift (w/ Ford Fischer of News2Share)

    Ford Fischer, an independent journalist with News2Share, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss what the #VoxAdpocalypse is, the YouTube controversy involving Vox's Carlos Maza and right wing "comedian" Steven Crowder, the video platform's relationship with the LGBT community, how the News2Share YouTube channel got swept up in YouTube's policy changes and demonetized, and is this all yet another big right wing grift?! Also! Your questions, comments, and much more!

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    60: Censorship in the $#*!@% Digital Age (w/ Matthew Billy of Bleeped)

    Matthew Billy, host of the Bleeped podcast, a new upcoming show about censorship, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss, well, censorship! We talk the Trump administration's new social media reporting tool and what its true purpose is, what's the deal with conservatives and crying censorship, an insane story of how Facebook censored drag queens on its platform and then invaded their privacy in and effort to "fix" the issue, other notable cases of cenorship involving big agriculture, prisons, libraries, and even podcasts, how the government does the bidding of major corporations when they censor, and much more! Plus your questions, comments, kind words about the birth of Matt Binder's daughter, and more!

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    59: Far Right Carnies and the Social Media Circus (w/ Ben Collins)

    Ben Collins of NBC News joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss Facebook banning "dangerous" users like Alex Jones, Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos, and others. We take a look at how Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the internet in general is radicalizing the next generation of the far right, how the right wing grifters are the real life modern day manifestation of the cliche carny, the future of fake news and deepfakes, and more. Plus, in the patron only half of the show: your questions, comments, and more.

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    58: Holocaust Deniers Debunked (w/ Dr. Andrew E. Mathis)

    Dr Andrew E. Mathis, an Adjunct Professor of Humanities at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia who tracks the Holocaust denying conspiracy theorists at his website Holocaust Controversies, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss the history of Holocaust denial, the background of some of the biggest names in the movement like Arthur Butz, Robert Faurisson, and Carlo Mattogno. Also we discuss the fundamental difference between Holocaust deniers and nazis / white supremacists, Holocaust denial in Latin America, and the future of this antisemetic movement. Plus: Facebook bans "dangerous" fringe right wing users like Alex Jones, Milo, Paul Joseph Watson, and Laura Loomer and your questions and comments and more!

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    57: The Mueller Report / Biden Checks In (w/ Parker Molloy)

    Parker Molloy of Media Matters joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss what's inside the Mueller Report, what the media got right and wrong, the role of cable news in the discourse, the Trump Tower meeting, Russiagate skeptics, Joe Biden jumps into the Democratic primary, Twitter is and isn't real life, YouTube monetization plus your questions, comments, and more!

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    56: From Beto to Bernie (w/ Autumn Lanning and Bryant Young)

    Autumn Lanning and Bryant Young, two young activists who worked for Beto O'Rourke's Senate campaign, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss why they now support Bernie Sanders for President, what they found out about Beto that turned them off, what young Texas progressives are up to and how they view the 2020 Democratic primary field, and more! Also, Matt discusses the Mueller Report on the day it was released. Plus in the Patreon subscriber only show: more on the Mueller Report, your questions, comments, and more!

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    55: The Russiagate Debate (w/ Aaron Maté)

    Aaron Maté of The Nation joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss the Russiagate debate: how the media got it wrong, Donald collusion?, the ridiculousness of the social media and Internet Research Agency trolls, who hacked the emails?, Russiagate skeptics and their reaction, and more. ALSO, Julian Assange is arrested and pulled out of Ecuador's embassy in London.

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    54: Right Wing Propaganda, Conspiracy Theories, Trump Resignations...It's Our Annual WrestleMania Special, Of Course! (w/ David Bixenspan)

    David Bixenspan, wrestling reporter at Deadspin and Mel Magazine and co-host of Between the Sheets, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to talk WrestleMania week! We discuss: Linda McMahon's resignation from the Trump administration, Big Show vs. Betsy DeVos over Special Olympics funding, progressive indie wrestler David Starr vs. pro-Trump outlet Sinclair Broadcasting, Roman Reigns and the conspiracy theories around his battle with cancer, and more! Plus for Patreon subscribers: David Bixenspan joins us to discuss the Ultimate Warrior's ties to to far right groups, why the WWE insists on having the Warrior Award, Matt's opinion on Michael Tracey vs. Sam Seder on Russiagate, your questions, comments and much more!

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    53: This One is Actually About Ethics in Journalism (w/ Walker Bragman)

    Walker Bragman, independent journalist who wrote a piece in Paste Magazine called “The Atlantic Accused David Sirota of Secretly Working For Bernie Sanders. But Where's the Evidence?” and spoke to the Sanders campaign, joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss progressive journalist Davis Sirota joining the Bernie Sanders campaign, Edward-Isaac Dovere's piece, advocacy journalism, and whether there is any truth to the conspiracy that Sirota was doing hit jobs on Beto O'Rourke and other 2020 candidates for the Sanders campaign. ALSO, Matt debates Walker on Walker's 2016 piece "The Liberal Case for Donald Trump." PLUS your questions, comments, Matt's committment to live up to his Beto donations / haircut bet, and a special (livestream chat) appearance from Michael Brooks!

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    52: A Beto is No One (w/ Mike Figueredo of The Humanist Report)

    Mike Figueredo of The Humanist Report joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss Beto O'Rourke's big announcement that he's running for president. However...who is Beto O'Rourke? The two discuss Beto's Senate run in 2018 against Ted Cruz, who he said he was then, who he's saying he is now, what he stands for, how much will he raise, his conservative record as a Congressman representing El Paso, Texas, and much more! Plus in the patron only half of the show: Matt's big "personal news" announcement, more on Beto and the 2020 field, your questions, comments and much more!!

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