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Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby smud on Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:04 pm

Big ups to FMconnor for bringing attention to this delightful show

NOT CRAP. So vicious, so funny. Its best moments give me the same feeling of righteous anger from Fugazi songs. The episode where they tear apart Kevin Douthat's homoerotic experience with William Buckley is gold.
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby Mason on Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:11 pm

I'm a fan. It's the only podcast I've ever checked out and immediately felt like catching up from the beginning.

The readings are uniformly great. (Felix of the Trap House and Virgil Texas have been doing a similar thing annotating bullshit punditry over at Genius.) The Ross Douthat segment is a thing of beauty. Same with the ones on that "Transgenders(TM) Ruined My Movie" blogger and the Vox piece from this week's episode.

There are points where it feels too much like I'm on Something Awful but the insights are good enough that I can weather it.

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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby smud on Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:10 pm

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Yeah, the SA vibe comes out for me when they start to get really worked up with anger over some hack pundit/dickhead in the comment section . But I'm almost always on board with the anger.
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby Johnny C on Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:24 pm

The gooniness comes in for me when Matt breaks his silence to start yelling at length, but it's usually pretty cathartic. I think they could also use guests who are willing to split with them on details sometimes, as listening to three guys aggressively agreeing will probably wind up getting tedious in a few months.

That aside, I make a point of listening to each week's new episode as soon as it's online. Super funny, absolutely vicious, consistently on-point.
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby Chromodynamic on Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:47 pm

My one concern with Chapo is that, as they noted in the first podcast, catharsis is really bad for political engagement (as best exemplified by aggravating obsequiousness to Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, et al) - the anger and rage tempers the disengagement that comes from laughing, for me.

The first podcast had some questionable content, but I'm a complete grey wolf now and look forward to making it official.
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby Mason on Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:57 am

Johnny C wrote:The gooniness comes in for me when Matt breaks his silence to start yelling at length, but it's usually pretty cathartic.


He sounds a bit like Tom Scharpling, which is appropriate enough. I can imagine him boasting that he'll hang @drvox from the Colgate Clock.
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:37 am

It's great!
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby Johnny C on Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:58 am

Mason wrote:
Johnny C wrote:The gooniness comes in for me when Matt breaks his silence to start yelling at length, but it's usually pretty cathartic.


He sounds a bit like Tom Scharpling, which is appropriate enough. I can imagine him boasting that he'll hang @drvox from the Colgate Clock.


The extended Harry Harlow bit in the last episode was sublime.
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby gjp on Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:15 am

I'll die for Chapo Trap House.

The best podcast.

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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby llllllllllllllllllllllll on Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:21 pm

Man, the first half of the recent Brexit episode was bad. If I never hear any of them attempt another accent it would be too soon. Thankfully they got back up to their usual speed in the second half.

Still, this podcast is still one of the best out there, and it's only a few episodes in! Imagine how good it's going to be once they really get going. Those guys might have made a career for themselves.
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby smud on Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:13 pm

I'm with you on that. Also, is it me or has Matt been getting even less mic time lately?
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby Mason on Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:20 pm

Forthcoming: The DigCast
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby Chromodynamic on Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:35 pm

llllllllllllllllllllllll wrote:Man, the first half of the recent Brexit episode was bad. If I never hear any of them attempt another accent it would be too soon...


When I read this I was really worried but when I listened it was really annoying to me in just that cold open bit about, "The Upset Guv'ner"; Matt was the only one who seemed to really dig in on the accent front and his British accents sound Australian - Felix and Will seemed more about using British slang in embarrassing ways, which wasn't too bad, I still really liked the episode overall.
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby smud on Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:31 pm

Not really feeling Digcast so far. Does it get any better than this dating app sketch?
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby Neuloveyou on Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:53 am

I have been enjoying this hugely. Especially liked the segment on the "elevator right" and their bloviating yes men, who tend to have avatar pictures featuring angry men in powdered wigs.

Ben Carson thanking "all the vampires and the Frankensteins" made me laugh a lot also.
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby Ike on Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:47 am

Yep, here we have it.

Not sure I 'get this' even remotely.
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby smud on Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:09 pm

Imo the show has kind of regressed since the RNC convention. Or maybe their worldview (relentless cynicism, misanthropy) is starting to wear on me. What kind of Leftist makes fun of people for not making as much money as them? I think some on the far-far-left are deserving of mockery, but the way Matt and Felix have gone about it makes me a bit uncomfortable.
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby NewDarkAge on Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:23 pm

I like it but I rarely listen to a whole podcast. They're sharp and their hit percentage is good for this sort of thing.

Felix is the most polarizing but I can deal with his bizarre hobby horses most of the time. I did an annotation thing with him and Virgil Texas, but I only spoke to Virgil (who is really nice).

Trap House associate Amber A'Lee Frost is one of my favourite young leftist writers. As is Sam Kriss, though I imagine we'd need a whole other poll on him.
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Re: Podcast: Chapo Trap House

Postby Neuloveyou on Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:27 pm

Who were they ragging on for not making money?
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