Rank #1: Episode 58 - We Live in The Zone Now (11/12/16)
Will, Matt, Felix and Virgil wake up in The Zone to take in the election results, process the shock, and accept Bill Mitchell as our new dad. More importantly, we discuss the failures of America’s expert/lanyard class, liberal ass-covering, the impotence and irrelevance of the Democratic Party, and our new purpose and priorities under the coming Trump regime. Reasons to be scared, reasons for hope, and assurance that we’re still ready to ride with you all every day.
Rank #2: Episode 206 - Dry Boys Ride Again (5/1/18)
It's a real throwback ep as the original Dry Boys record the way it all started to discuss the idiotic non-controversy around the White House Correspondents Dinner that has consumed media discourse over the last week.
Rank #3: Episode 30 - FREEWAY ROSS DOUTHAT Pt. 2: Tha Harvard Plug
In episode 30 we rejoin the adventures of Ross Douthat Boy Detective with a little help from our producer, Brendan James aka @deep_beige. First we discuss the headlines that mattered this week, such as Rich Piana's divorce, an article about us, and Brendan's latest piece in Slate. But the true meat of this episode is the grandest Chapo Reading Series yet -- a return to the source, the Book of Ross, "Privilege," which we first unearthed all the way back in Episode 3. Having mastered the initial texts of Douthat, we dive deeper into the record of his life and loves at Harvard, his hatred of birth control, and his fevered visions of jihadists killing goth kids in Boston. Brendan's piece in Slate on Cindy Sheehan: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/08/cindy_sheehan_on_how_the_democrats_are_using_khizr_and_ghazala_khan.html Shannon Strucci's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/struccimovies And her Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/StrucciMovies The Chapo PASTE Magazine feature: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/07/chapo-trap-house-are-the-vulgar-brilliant-demigods.html BECOME A CHAPO SUBSCRIBER: patreon.com/user?u=3343736&ty=h
Rank #4: Episode 3 - Freeway Ross Douthat Sailboat Dope (3/27/16)
On our Easter/Purim Episode we're joined by Brendan James aka @deep_beige, media reporter for International Business Times to discuss his Hanni-date with Fox News' Sean Hannity, a man who loves hitting the heavy bag, working on his core and his new 10pm slot. Then we have a reading from Ross Douthat's 2005 book "Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class" where Ross relates a story about going on sailboat outing with a handsome older man. Brendan's Sean Hannity Profile: http://www.ibtimes.com/mr-nice-guy-sean-hannity-cheerleader-gop-relic-fox-news-2222577 Ross's Boat Trip: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/02/-were-on-our-way-home-now-duckie/306726/ @willmenaker, @cushbomb, @ByYourLogic, @deep_beige
Rank #5: Episode 238 - The Mueller's Tale (8/20/18)
AKA - No Sons Seeing my Shirtless Men President Trump is mad at windmills and has seen "that movie." Two muscular brothers defend a buff and nude Mueller. Media's most preeminent treat boy attempts to secure his legacy. Even Baseball Crank is back. Today's episode is a grab bag overflowing with riches. The book is finally out and in stores now! Buy tickets for our Northeast Tour NOW! http://chapotraphouse.com/tour/ (Chapo & The Wolf cold-open by Brendan James)
Rank #6: 294 - CPAC: Judgment Days (3/4/19)
Our report on CPAC 2019.
Rank #7: 284 - Dave & Busters feat. Dave Weigel (1/27/19)
Maverick political reporter Dave Weigel drops by to discuss Trump's shutdown cave-in, Roger Stone's arrest, the potential candidacies of Bernie and Howard Schultz, and of course, Pizza Ranch.
Rank #8: Episode 46 - No Cucks In A Foxhole feat. @JAdomian (10/4/16)
Popular humorist James Adomian (@JAdomian) joins the Trap this week to discuss Chris Christie's 9/11 Memorabilia Raffle, Jesse Ventura's "Conspiracy Theory," Dilbert, Garfield, and his impressions of Slavoj Zizek teaching sex ed and alt-right Paul Giammatti. Plus, Felix gets written up in the New Yorker and Alex Jones embraces a new Pan-African political philosophy.
Rank #9: Episode 98 - Gorka II: The Gorkaning feat. Alex Pareene & James Adomian (4/9/17)
The international supervillain Sebastian Gorka (James Adomian) calls into the show again, recently hampered by a conspiracy exposing him as a member of the Hungarian fascist Vitézi Rend. Will it stop his plans to push out all other top Trump advisers and achieve global domination? Then we talk to Alex Pareene about Trump's Syria strikes, the media’s massive, pathetic war chubby, and his piece this week about the rightwing grift that has overtaken its creators and unraveled reality. Alex's piece: http://fusion.net/the-long-lucrative-right-wing-grift-is-blowing-up-in-t-1793944216
Rank #10: 312 - Kenneth Friendly's Scorpio Smiling feat. Yael Bridge and Morgan Spector (5/6/19)
We talk to filmmakers Yael Bridge and Morgan Spector about their upcoming documentary "Socialism: An American Story." We also discuss the ongoing failed coup in Venezuela, Nancy Pelosi & Joe Biden, and Trump's assertion that PC culture is ruining horse racing. Support Socialism: An American Story here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/socialismmovie/socialism-an-american-story-post-production?ref=user_menu Tickets for the May 16th screening of Gremlins 2 with director Joe Dante here: http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/gremlins-2-the-new-batch-1 Tickets on sale for our European tour here: www.chapotraphouse.com/tour
Rank #11: Episode 27 - Tomorrow Belongs To Them feat. @Bro_Pair (8/1/16)
After a week of fun in Philadelphia, we take sobering stock of what's left of the presidential campaign after the conventions with Dan O'Sullivan (aka @Bro_Pair). What can Umberto Eco teach us about Donald Trump and fascism and why do the Democrats and Hillary Clinton seem so unable to responds to the threat represented by a figure like Trump? Trigger Warning: Despair. Big thanks again to our hosts from Philly, @captainfreiheit & @BaltimoreMatt SUBSCRIBE TO CHAPO GET AN EXTRA SHOW A WEEK: www.patreon.com/user?u=3343736 Ellipsis... Gallery: http://www.artellipsis.com/ Umberto Eco's "Eternal Fascism" : http://interglacial.com/pub/text/Umberto_Eco_-_Eternal_Fascism.html
Rank #12: Episode 194 - F*ck 12 feat. Shuja Haider and Elon Musk (3/18/18)
Elon Musk* calls in to recruit us into his Star Child program. Then we're joined by Shuja Haider to go through all of Jordan B. Peterson's 12 Rules for Life. *(James Adomian) Shuja's article in viewpoint: https://www.viewpointmag.com/2018/01/23/postmodernism-not-take-place-jordan-petersons-12-rules-life/ Tix Still Available in San Francisco http://chapotraphouse.com/ pre-order the chapo guide to revolution: www.indiebound.org/book/9781501187285 www.powells.com/book/-9781501187285 www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-chapo-g…/1127949899#/ www.amazon.com/Chapo-Guide-Revol…ook/dp/B079RLXFYB
Rank #13: Episode 77 - No Country For Gorilla Men feat. Matt Taibbi (1/29/17)
Our old pal and first mega-guest Matt Taibbi returns to the trap to talk about Week Zero of Trump's reign, his new book about the past year of campaigning, and causes for hope now that the liberal dream is over.
Rank #14: Episode 280 - MacKenzie's 60 Billion Dollar Challenge (1/14/19)
It's Bernie, Bitch. We talk Amber's new piece arguing the need to get behind Bernie. We also fantasize about what we'd do if WE were getting divorced from Jeff Bezos and end with another dark trip to Carcosa. Read Amber's Baffler article here: https://thebaffler.com/all-tomorrows-parties/its-bernie-bitch-frost Once more: shop.chapotraphouse.com
Rank #15: Episode 112 - Orbsplainer feat. David Cross (5/25/17)
Rank #16: Episode 204 - Comey the Clown feat. Katherine Krueger (4/23/18)
This week we're joined by Splinter's Katherine Krueger to do a book report on James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty" and learn about ethical leadership from the former FBI director. Read Katherine's piece about Comey's Barnes & Noble event: https://splinternews.com/from-dawn-til-dusk-with-james-comeys-biggest-fans-1825355346 Pre Order our book at Chapotraphouse.com
Rank #17: Episode 218 - The President's Neck Is Missing feat. David Roth (6/10/18)
David Roth returns so we can discuss a very special horse & our Big Wet Leader's ongoing feud with the NFL. This leads into a discussion of the particular national psychosis induced by American Protestantism, and how the Puritans formed the country's first home owner's association. We then read some selections from former President Bill Clinton's very not-about-him spy thriller, and an extremely normal idea to fix New York's trains. Read David's article here: https://deadspin.com/the-nfl-is-too-dumb-to-realize-that-donald-trump-is-nev-1826558748
Rank #18: Episode 102 - Maintaining Emotional Control feat. Rob Delaney (4/23/17)
Rob Delaney stops by to talk healthcare, Bill O'Reilly, sniveling Democrats, and Gorilla Mindset. Then Matt tells us about the Juicero and Felix and Brendan reveal a new single by P.J. Dade, "U Give Me 3nergy." Message from P.J. Dade below: I am an evangelical Christian, the owner of a secondhand boat store, and yes, that was me in the news report about “bathroom encounters.” I sell rudders and motorboards during the day, but I have passions outside of work. Obviously, God is number one. But passion number two is my awesome wife Klyeelissa and my kick butt little guy Mason Jesse James Treibart (the best 4 year old in the world ;) ), Passion the third is, you guessed it, Evangelical EDM. Yes, Evangelical EDM is the thirteenth largest growing music genre in the entire world, but I'm not in it for money. My entire life, I've been searching for a way to tell people how my soul felt. I tried to find it in the bottle, in the pipe, and yup, through the bathroom stall. But every time I thought I was breaking through, I was just putting barriers between my spirit and the world. With Evangelical EDM, I know that I'm finally speaking the true voice God gave me. So I decided to send the boys in "The Trap" my newest song, "You Give Me Energy." I could try explaining my life, my journey, my triumphs, and my pain to get these guys to understand who they're mocking when they mock evangelicals, but they wouldn't understand it. the universal language of music is how neighbors can see eye to eye, though. It's been like that since the Book of Genesis, and it's like that now. So without further ado, I hope you can begin to start to think about considering who I really am, and who you could be. Blessing throughout you, your family, and the world. "You Give Me Energy" lyrics [intro] This song is dedicated To a group of people I fail every day But they're special enough to forgive me I'm talking about my family and the Lord Jesus Christ Let's go Every day is just another chance You can do evil as long as you come right back Forgiveness is how the angels dance It doesn't matter if you were born here or in Iraq You are the best of me You give me Energy Once I was lost at sea You give me energy He's in our hearts before the coffee's in our cups God is our breath every time we hiccup He is the fistul of uppers when we crash He will pump your stomach if you swallow sin for cash You are the best of me You give me energy You wipe the sweat from me You give me energy Slouched in a stall, my luck's run out I refuse to die, refuse to doubt He is with me all around I pick myself up off the ground ‘Cause even if you relapse in the hole Your Wife understands it’s one step towards your goal You are the best of me You give me energy The Holy Ghost nests in me You give me energy [outro] I'm sorry for everything that I have done That I will do, and haven’t done And you're welcome for our son
Rank #19: Episode 90 - Gorka's Revenge feat. Sebastian Gorka (3/12/17)
Dr. Sebastian Gorka calls in to complain about last week's show. We talk about a s****y article in the New Republic featuring the lib thought experiment of seceding from Red America, an even worse book by AEI's Arthur Brooks. We sign off with a sequel to our Pre-Taped Call-In Show where we answer questions on air. If you wanted to ask a question, you should've called last week when we recorded the episode. Special thanks to James Adomian
Rank #20: Episode 100 - Chapo Goes To College (4/17/17)
Our live show at Harvard University, where we held a tournament to decide the most evil person to ever emerge from the institution.