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Hellbent

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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

415 Ratings
Average Ratings
360
12
6
10
27

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
Cover image of Hellbent

Hellbent

Updated 7 days ago

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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

Rank #1: 16: Like a Broken Fucking Record

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Devon and Varsha discuss Comic Con, racist tweets by Trump (shock!) and the "send her back" chant. They also talk about immigration policy at large, ICE's latest attempt to circumvent due process and the contrast to the patriarchy's obsession with due process for rich white men.

There are a few SPOILERS (from Devon's time a Comic Con)
Captain Marvel SPOILER: 9:50-10:34
Endgame SPOILER: 12:57-13:27
So SKIP those parts if you haven't seen the movies!
Jul 26 2019
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #2: 16: White Men Need to Shut the Fuck Up

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Devon and Sarah discuss how distorted our view of Trumpland has become, some Russian-scandal bullshit, and the absolute tenacity of noted dickwad Michael Flynn. They award the Donald Trump Dishonor in Dickwaddery.

Apr 03 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #3: 1: It's Fuck This Shit O'Clock

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Devon and Sarah introduce themselves and take a bird's eye view of sexism and misogyny during the 2016 election cycle, focusing on the insidious and often-denied gender bias against Hillary Clinton. They make fun of "Bernie Bros" and swear a lot.

Feb 01 2017
48 mins
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Rank #4: 65: White Men are Canceled Effective Immediately

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Devon and Sarah discuss the Trump administration's obsession with controlling women and the links between free or low-cost birth control and women in poverty. They also name the Dickwad of the Week.

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Oct 09 2017
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #5: 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
54 mins
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Rank #6: 12: James Motherfucking Comey

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Devon and Sarah discuss trolls, James Comey and the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, general fuckery in the intelligence committee hearings, and exactly how unpopular Trump is these days. They also award the Donald Trump Dishonor in Dickwaddery, formerly known as the Donald Trump Dishonor in Deep Shame.

Mar 20 2017
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #7: 62: Don't Let The Bastards Get You Down

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Devon and Sarah discuss North Korea, the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, and professional athlete's protests against police brutality and systemic racism that. They also award TWO Dickwads of the Week.

Sep 25 2017
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #8: 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
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #9: 83: Himpathy

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Devon and Varsha discuss the Kavanaugh hearing and the depth of women's rage.

Oct 04 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #10: 63: "Firebrand" is a Helluva Euphemism for Bigoted Motherfucker f/ Natalie Montelongo

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Devon and Sarah discuss special elections, voter suppression and the GOP's turn to extremism, as signified by Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore. Devon sits down with Natalie Montelongo, the National Organizing Director for Voto Latino, an organization that mobilizes Latinos to get politically active and vote. They award the Hellion of the Week award to some true heroes in the fight against Obamacare repeal.

Sep 28 2017
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #11: 19: Let Them Eat Cake

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Devon and Sarah discuss Russia (with a particular emphasis on Carter Fucking Page and Paul Fucking Manafort), how unsurprising it is that Donald Trump has no fucking clue what he's doing with either foreign or domestic policy, and why gun control is a seriously feminist issue. They also award the Maxine Waters Award in Badassery.

Apr 13 2017
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #12: 70: The Age of Gaslightenment

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Devon and Sarah discuss Jeff Flake and the importance of charismatic dissenters in the Republican party, diversion tactics the Trump administration is using to take focus off of the ongoing Russia investigation, and give an update on the Jane Doe abortion story.

Episode title is a quote from the Twitter profile of Sarah Thyre. You can follow her at https://twitter.com/sarahthyre

Oct 26 2017
58 mins
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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
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #14: 68: Brett Kavanaugh is a Little Shit f/ Dr. Phyllis Chesler

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Devon and Varsha discuss Brett Kavanaugh's nomination hearings and the anonymous NYTimes op-ed from a "resistance" member still working in Trump's cabinet. (If that sounds like a bullshit oxymoron, you are correct.)

Devon also sits down with author, professor, and feminist icon Dr. Phyllis Chesler. They talk about her new book, A Politically Incorrect Feminist, and discuss the nuance of modern feminism in the digital age.

Sep 06 2018
59 mins
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Rank #15: 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
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #16: 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
2 hours 33 mins
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Rank #17: 8: Is That a Fucking Christian Thing to Do?

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Devon and Sarah get together in person, have a drink and discuss ICE dickwads, wiretapping, and the alt-left's misogyny problem. They also talk about humanity and being a decent fucking person.

They award the Donald Trump Dishonor in Deep Shame.

Mar 07 2017
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #18: 73: Kavanaugh. Fucking. Lied.

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Devon and Varsha discuss Hurricane Florence, on going family separation of immigrants at the border (yes, it is still happening), the murder of yet another unarmed black man and Brett Fucking Kavanaugh, dickwad and creep extraordinaire.

Please be advised that this episode contains material about sexual assault. Please listen with caution.

Sep 17 2018
58 mins
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Rank #19: 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
1 hour 28 mins
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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
58 mins
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