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Hellbent Podcast is a twice weekly political news and commentary podcast by Devon Handy and Varsha Venkat. They aim to bring a heavy intersectional feminist lens to the male-dominated political commentary space. They are funny, fierce, and unyielding. Their conversational style and penchant for swearing make Hellbent a fun, engaging way to discuss politics

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Hellbent Podcast is a twice weekly political news and commentary podcast by Devon Handy and Varsha Venkat. They aim to bring a heavy intersectional feminist lens to the male-dominated political commentary space. They are funny, fierce, and unyielding. Their conversational style and penchant for swearing make Hellbent a fun, engaging way to discuss politics

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Simply incredible

By Callan_Holder - Jun 29 2018
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One of the best podcasts I’ve recently discovered. Can’t recommend it enough.

Mornin'n

By Mornin'nn - May 10 2018
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Luv it ...u "friends" should run for office.. Drexal is not a fem.. talks over devon

iTunes Ratings

419 Ratings
Average Ratings
359
12
6
11
31

Simply incredible

By Callan_Holder - Jun 29 2018
Read more
One of the best podcasts I’ve recently discovered. Can’t recommend it enough.

Mornin'n

By Mornin'nn - May 10 2018
Read more
Luv it ...u "friends" should run for office.. Drexal is not a fem.. talks over devon
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Hellbent

Latest release on Sep 27, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

Rank #1: 2: Nevertheless, She Persisted

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Devon and Sarah discuss gratitude, idiotic foreign policy, Trump's inability to LITERALLY turn on the fucking lights, and gun control. They also name the first ever recipient of The Maxine Waters Award of Badassery.

Feb 08 2017

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Rank #2: 37: Smarter by Osmosis f/ Sarah Kendzior

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Devon and Sarah discuss how completely off-the-rails the news cycle has been lately. The dive into gun control, healthcare concerns, and the open investigation into Trump's obstruction of justice. They talk to the brilliant Sarah Kendzior, who gives them some serious perspective on Trump, authoritarianism, and what the hell to do next.

They also award the Maxine Waters Award in Badassery.

Jun 15 2017

1hr 29mins

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Rank #3: 41: We'll See You in Court, Motherfucker f/ Saira Hussain

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Devon and Sarah discuss domestic emoluments clause violations, the new travel ban policies and go into so Russia updates. They talk to Saira Hussain, an Attorney with the Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, about immigration and criminalization during the Trump era.

They also award the Maxine Waters Award in Badassery.

Jun 29 2017

1hr 28mins

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Rank #4: 39: Republicans Always Fall in Fucking Line f/ Brittany Packnett

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Devon and Sarah discuss the GA-6 and SC-5 Special Election results, the awful health care bill that we are FINALLY able to see, and Man Bun Ken. They talk to the brilliant Brittany Packnett about representation in politics, getting women in office and what we can be grateful for these days.

They also award the Maxine Waters Award in Badassery.

Jun 22 2017

1hr 28mins

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Rank #5: 69: Republicans Have No Fucking Plan

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Devon and Varsha discuss voter suppression in North Carolina, Andrew Cuomo being a dickwad, and Trump's flawed logic in taking credit for the strong economy and job growth.

Sep 12 2018

53mins

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Rank #6: 106: Technicality

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Devon and Varsha discuss ICE, Republian power grabs in Wisconsin and Michigan, and the hot fucking mess that is Trump's trade policy.

Dec 12 2018

54mins

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Rank #7: 29: The Subpoena Pen is Mightier f/ Wendy Davis

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Devon and Sarah discuss Trump divulging TOP SECRET information to the Russians, Comey's memos, and the call for Trump's impeachment. They also speak with feminist hero Wendy Davis about her latest project, Deeds Not Words. They award the Maxine Waters Award in Badassery.

May 17 2017

1hr 26mins

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Rank #8: 35: Comey Covfefe f/ Katelyn Burns

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Devon and Sarah discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee's public hearing with James Comey, who was fire by Trump for having the gall to investigate him for colluding with Russia. (Or for mishandling the Hillary Clinton email server case, depending on who in the White House you actually talk to...) They award the Maxine Waters Award in Badassery. They also interview writer Katelyn Burns.

Jun 08 2017

1hr 17mins

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Rank #9: 98: Good and Mad f/ Rebecca Traister

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Varsha sits down with author Rebecca Traister to discuss her new book, Good and Mad, which seeks to understand women's rage in the political space. 

Nov 02 2018

31mins

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Rank #10: 93: "Those People"

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Devon and Varsha discuss Jamal Khashoggi, the Trump administration's false panic over a caravan of migrants, and the attempt to erase trans identities.

Oct 26 2018

1hr

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Rank #11: 12: Patriarchal Gas Lighting, Vol. 65433 f/ Kaitlin Byrd

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Devon and Varsha discuss NOT the Mueller report, but Attorney General William Barr's 4 page word vomit ABOUT the Mueller report. Varsha sits down with Kaitlin Byrd, aka GothamGirlBlue, to discuss the Aunt Becky college admission scandal and 2020 politics. THIS IS OUR LONGEST EPISODE TO DATE AND WE CUT MOST OF THE KAITLIN BYRD INTERVIEW.

If you'd like to hear the whole Kaitlin Byrd interview, which we HIGHLY recommend, you can find it on http://www.patreon.com/HellbentPodcast on the feed for our $5/mo subscribers.

Follow Kaitlin Byrd @GothamGirlBlue https://twitter.com/gothamgirlblue

Apr 04 2019

2hr 33mins

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Rank #12: 32: Russia Investigation Bonanza

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Devon & Sarah discuss what the hell is going on with the Russia Investigation, Jared Kushner's role in creating back channel communications with Russia, and how The Kush's privilege has shielded him from what amounts to treason. They award the Donald Trump Dishonor in Dickwaddery.

May 29 2017

58mins

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Rank #13: 2: Don't Answer the Phone That's Not Ringing

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Devon and Varsha discuss the rapidly developing Democratic field of 2020 presidnetal candidates, the destructive and ongoing Trump Shutdown and marginal tax rates.

Jan 11 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #14: 15: The Privilege That Stopped Me From Truly Understanding feat. Jen Longdon

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Devon sits down with Jen Longdon, who is running for Arizona State Legislature in District 24. Jen is a gun violence survivor and passion disability rights advocate. She is also a gun owner who believes in strict gun reform and that assault weapons are truly unnecessary. The cover topics from HR620, which is attempting to gut the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) at a federal level, common sense gun reform and the state of Arizona's educational system. 

THIS EPISODE CONTAINS GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION AND DISCUSSION OF GUN VIOLENCE.

Follow Jen @JenLongdon

Visit her campaign site http://www.jenlongdonforhouse.com

Follow Devon @DevonHandy

Feb 23 2018

43mins

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Rank #15: 8: St. Bernard of Sanders

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Devon and Varsha discuss a horrible proposed bill in Arkansas, another white men who was plotting a domestic terrorist attack, and Bernie Sanders' announcement that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, despite not being a Democrat.

Feb 23 2019

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Rank #16: 34: Bitch, I Sent You Scientists

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Devon and Sarah discuss Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Trump starting an international incident with a Tweet, the NSA leaked report about Russian interference in the 2016 election, and the suspicious timing of the Trump administration trying to lift sanctions on Russia. They also award the Donald Trump Dishonor in Dickwaddery.

Jun 05 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #17: 20: Living in a Goddamned Choose Your Own Adventure Novel

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Devon and Drexel discuss Stormy Daniels' unique position in going after Trump personally, and how the firing of Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe is related to Mueller subpoening the Trump Organization for all records related to Russia.

Mar 19 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #18: 28: Nobody Puts Comey in a Corner

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Devon and Sarah discuss voter suppression, drug sentencing, freedom of speech, and updates on the Comey firing and related Trump Russia investigation. They "award" the Donald Trump Dishonor in Dickwaddery.

May 15 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #19: 79: Take Out The Trash f/ Jessica Mason Pieklo

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Devon and Sarah discuss Time's Person of the Year article, John Conyer's and Al Franken's departure from the House and Senate over sexual harassment and assault allegations, and why we as Democrats need to force these men out of office.

Devon speaks with Rewire News' Jessica Mason Pieklo about the Supreme Court taking on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case and what it could potentially mean for LGBTQ rights in the future.

Dec 08 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #20: 10: White Fucking Supremacy

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Devon and Varsha discuss Beto entering the 2020 race, Ilhan Omar's antisemetic remarks and the devastating terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand that left 50 dead and injured 50 more.

Mar 18 2019

58mins

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