113:The Future of America. Matt Taibbi w Eve Eurydice on Griftopia, Plutocracy, Democracy At Risk
Speak with Eve Eurydice
Matt Taibbi speaks with Eve Eurydice about America’s crises, now and past, and how crises upend trust in government as more citizens in different ways are learning the extremely painful lesson that all government is griftopia and we have nowhere to turn politically. We are watching the Breakup Of the American Empire happen as a Game of Musical Chairs played between the mainstream political parties fighting over the silent majority—the working class, the immigrant class, the middle class. ⚡️ We are at a time of reckoning. It’s a nervous time in American history. A year from now we may be in a two-front war with two other world powers; a couple of wars that will feel not real because we are not being invaded and we don’t live the trauma of war which cultivates pacifism. A Quinnipiac poll just showed that 66% of Americans believe that democracy may be coming to an end. America has scandal-mongering & warmongering instead of Governing—even with a Democratic President supported by the progressive wing. Whether it’s the Tea party or AOC, Jan 6th or the FBI raid, the theater of politics & the theater of war keep us distracted. Superstructure is politics elections cultural wars grift. Substructure is the plutocracy (the minority in control of the means of production, the 3,000 people who own 85% of the economy, the 1% that controls 85% of the wealth and runs the country that runs the world). America has a winner takes all economy that keeps wealth in the hands of a tiny minority. The people in the minority may change but not the minority system. Ten years after Occupy Wall Street, the household debt in the US is $15.8 trillion, more than the US deficit even, and that’s how are all beholden to this system. The Financialization of the Digital Network, the Monetization of Internet Technology, the growth of Crypto only accelerated the massive transfer of wealth to the few. The FED added $4.6 trillion to its balance sheet during the pandemic, hooking us deeper into the monetary feed. ⚡️Matt was an early critic of the big banks bailout under Obama & Bernanke. ⚡️Noam Chomsky just said that the US is tearing itself apart from within. The public hungers for objectivity as public trust in the media and institutions has been broken in our financialized digital era. What is the future of America? ⚡️ Matt Taibbi is a political author, journalist, podcaster, and a contributing editor for Rolling Stone. Matt publishes a popular newsletter on Substack at https://taibbi.substack.com/ ⚡️ For more of this podcast, merch, art, go to https://Eurydice.net and https://SpeakwithEve.com For Apple podcast go to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/speak-sex-w-eve/id1448261953?uo=4 ⚡️For videos, go to https://YouTube.com/SpeakSexwithEveEurydice 💫 For in-depth, go to https://eurydice.substack.com/ ⚡️Support Eurydice at https://anchor.fm/speaksex/support?ref=radiopublic--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/speaksex/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/speaksex/support
TMBS ReAir: 58 - Ten Years Of Not Jailing Bankers ft. Matt Taibbi
The Michael Brooks Show
TMBS 58 aired on September 25th, 2018: Michael stresses the importance of thinking about politics structurally and not getting carried away with idealist and moralistic criticisms. Shoutout to Norway for banning deforestation. Brazilian political scientist Alberto Almeida (@AlbertoCalmeida) calls in to talk to about the upcoming Brazilian elections. Matt Lech regulates Trump consultant Rick Wilson. Griscom breaks down the ongoing trade war with China. Matt Taibbi joins us in studio to talk about his new book The Fairway and what it is like a decade out of the financial crisis. TMBS ReAirs come out every Tuesday wherever you get your podcast and on The Michael Brooks Show YouTube Channel. This program has been put together by The Michael Brooks Legacy Project. To learn more and rewatch the postgame content visit https://www.patreon.com/TMBS
#240 The People's Journalist - Matt Taibbi (Repost)
The Kyle Thiermann Show
Matt Taibbi ( is an American author, journalist, and podcaster. He has reported on finance, media, politics, and sports. He is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone, author of several books, co-host of Useful Idiots, and publisher of a newsletter on Substack.Follow Matt TaibbiIf you dig this podcast, would you be please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts? It’s takes less than 60 seconds and makes a difference when I drop to my knees and beg hard-to-get guests to come on the show. All of my stuff is on Thiermann.substack.comConnect with me on Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeBrought to you by Santa Cruz Medicinals and RPM Training.RPM Training is a Norcal based active lifestyle brand founded on the idea that legit, purposeful functional training is the foundation of a truly full, adventurous life. I love their workout equipment and use it daily. Use the code KYLETMAN at checkout and get 10% off any order. Santa Cruz Medicinals CBD has supported this podcast from day one. Their founder actually convinced me to start the podcast! They make a range of potent CBD products and my personal favorite is the Peppermint Tincture, which I use most nights before before I go to bed. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout, and get 10% off any order. Sore muscles, be gone!Connect with me on Instagram | Twitter | YouTubeSend voice memos to: email@example.com Get full access to Writing by Kyle Thiermann at thiermann.substack.com/subscribe
3/15/22: Ukraine Diplomacy, Economic Fallout, China's Crossroads, Anti-War Protests, & Media Propaganda feat. Matt Taibbi!
Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar
Krystal and Saagar break down the NATO leaders going to Kyiv for diplomacy, Russia's economy tanking, China at a crossroads, anti-war protests in Russia, Biden blaming Putin for inflation, wartime authoritarianism among liberals, the end of globalization, the case for nationalizing US oil, and an extended interview with Matt Taibbi on all things US propaganda and Russian history!To become a Breaking Points Premium Member and watch/listen to the show uncut and 1 hour early visit: https://breakingpoints.supercast.com/To listen to Breaking Points as a podcast, check them out on Apple and SpotifyApple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-points-with-krystal-and-saagar/id1570045623 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Kbsy61zJSzPxNZZ3PKbXl Merch: https://breaking-points.myshopify.com/Matt Taibbi: https://taibbi.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Listen to the full interview with Katrina vanden Vuevel here https://www.patreon.com/posts/63015910. It starts at 24 minutes.This episode was recorded on Tuesday February 22, 2022, prior to the latest developments regarding Russian military operations.Matt Taibbi and Katrina vanden Heuvel talk about the latest news in Russia and Ukraine.Katrina vanden Heuvel is editorial director and publisher of The Nation. She served as editor of the magazine from 1995 to 2019.She writes a weekly column for The Washington Post.A frequent commentator on US and international politics for ABC, MSNBC, CNN, and PBS, her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe. Vanden Heuvel is also the author of several books, including The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in The Age of Obama, and co-author of Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev’s Reformers.Vanden Heuvel has been recognized for her journalism and public service by organizations such as Planned Parenthood, the National Women’s Political Caucus, the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Community Change, the Norman Mailer Center, the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, American Rights at Work, Progressive Congress, and more.Matt Taibbi is an award-winning author of several books including Hate Inc.: How, And Why, The Press Makes Us Hate One Another and The Business Secrets of Drug Dealing. He also co-hosts Useful Idiots with Katie. You can find his writing at his Substack TK Media.
Ever since the end of World War II, America has been the dominant world superpower. We have been ready to use that power to defend our national interest. Or to defend a certain set of values. Or both.But there has always been a tension in this country between isolationism and interventionism. Between those among us who think we should maintain an active role in world affairs—and those who want to pull back and focus on our myriad problems here at home. That long standing debate is being reignited right now on the Russian-Ukrainian border. So for today, a debate between Bret Stephens and Matt Taibbi on American Power. When should we use our might? And has recent history proven that we do more harm than good?Bret Stephens is author of America in Retreat. Matt Taibbi is the author, most recently, of Hate Inc. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices