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208 EpisodesProduced by Devon Handy and Varsha VenkatWebsite

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 swea… read more

208 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

18: Crimea River

September 27th, 2019


It's impeachment o'clock, motherfuckers.

17: KavaHELLnaugh

September 27th, 2019


Devon and Varsha discuss the SCOTUS ruling that effectively cancels asylum in the United States. They also discuss Kavanaugh and the in-depth …

16: Like a Broken Fucking Record

July 26th, 2019

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, …

15: Are You Out of Your Goddamned Motherfucking Mind?

July 10th, 2019


Devon and Varsha discuss the atrocities being committed against migrants at the southern US border. They discuss important historical context and how this has become a concerted ethnic cleansing effort against migrants. …

14: "You can deal with the symptoms, but you'll still have the fucking flu"

June 7th, 2019


Devon and Varsha discuss the humanitarian crisis at the border and the 6 children who have died as a result of ICE and Border Patrol. They also …

13: Abortion

May 15th, 2019


Devon and Varsha are back after a brief unplanned hiatus to discuss the litany of bullshit abortion laws going on the book in red states, ikncluding …

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

April 4th, 2019


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 …

11: The Oldest Profession f/ Kaytlin Bailey

March 27th, 2019


Varsha interviews Kaytlin Bailey, comedian, podcaster on The Oldest Profession Podcast, and the communications director for Decriminalize Sex Work. She is also a sex worker herself. They discuss the history of sex work, …

10: White Fucking Supremacy

March 18th, 2019


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.

9: It's About Fucking Control, NOT Support

March 1st, 2019


Devon and Varsha discuss HHS's new rule that prohibits Title X funding recipient (aka Planned Parenthood) from even REFERRING their patients for …

8: St. Bernard of Sanders

February 23rd, 2019


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 …

7: Audio Brunch f/ Charlotte Clymer

February 19th, 2019


Devon and Varsha sit down with Charlotte Clymer, Press Secretary of Rapid Response for the Human Rights Campaign. She is also a prolific and …


February 15th, 2019


Devon and Varsha respond to the State of the Union address. They were not impressed.

Varsha's interview with Ian Millhiser coming shortly!

5: Contingent f/ Erin Bartram

February 11th, 2019


Varsha interview scholar and historian Erin Bartram about sexism, racism and other sins in academia. They also discuss Erin's new magazine, …

4: Affirmative Action for White Dudes

February 2nd, 2019


Devon and Varsha discuss the racist and homophobic attack on actor Jussie Smollett, the misinformation in the bullshit "late term" abortion debate …

3: Per My Last Email, Bitch

January 26th, 2019


Devon and Varsha discuss the government shutdown, the UNKNOWN number of children that have been taken from their parents at the border and other stories that flew under the radar while the government closed for a RECORD …

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

January 11th, 2019


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

1: A Toast to Paul Ryan's New and Continued Unemployment

January 4th, 2019


Devon and Varsha discuss the Trump Game of Thrones poster, newly-elected HBIC Nancy Pelosi, and the Trump administration's newest attempt at rolling …

106: Technicality

December 12th, 2018


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

105: 2 Feminist Walk into a Russian Bar...

December 4th, 2018


Devon and Varsha get a little tipsy and discuss the Mueller Russia invstigation and Melania Trump's murder forest.

104: Brush on the Forest Floor

November 28th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss Trump firing tear gas into a crowd of migrants at the San Ysidro Port of Entry and the sexist smear machine that is starting up for the 2020 presidential election.

103: Catfight?

November 17th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss the arrests of undocumented immigrants trying to sponsor migrant children at the border and the sexism surrounding Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez.

102: This Episode Was Canceled Due to Light Rain

November 14th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss Trump's lack of respect for the military and the dangerous threats to democracy creeping up in the wake of the 2018 Midterm …

101: Boss Ass Bitch

November 9th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss midterm election results and the one and only Nancy Pelosi.

100: Candid(ate) Episode 10: Sea Change f/ Emily Cain

November 6th, 2018


For our final episode, Devon sits down with EMILY's List executive director Emily Cain to discuss this historic midterm election cycle, and where we are all headed next.

Thank you to everyone for joining us on this 10 …

99: Crush the Midterms Episode 10: Election Day PEP RALLY!

November 6th, 2018


For their final episode, Devon and Marisa discuss how to take good care of yourself on election, how they've personally crushed the midterms, and …

98: Good and Mad f/ Rebecca Traister

November 2nd, 2018


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. 

97: Candid(ate) Episode 9: The New Voices f/ January Contreras and Deb Haaland

November 1st, 2018


Devon sits down with Arizona Attorney General candidate January Contreras and New Mexico congressional candidate Deb Haaland to talk about what it's …

96: Candid(ate) Episode 8: The Future is Female f/ Gretchen Whitmer and Jocelyn Benson

November 1st, 2018


Devon sits down with Michigan gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Secretary of State candidate Jocelyn Benson to talk about Michigan's all-female state wide ticket for this year's midterm elections. 

95: Crush the Midterms Episode 9: CAN HE DO THAT?? f/ Angelo Guisado

November 1st, 2018


Devon and Marisa discuss voter suppression and the fear mongering being employed by Trump in these last days until the Midterms. They are joined by Constitutional lawyer Angelo Guisado, who explains what Trump can and …

94: May Their Memories Be A Blessing

October 31st, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss the anti-Semitic massacre of 11 Jewish people at a Synagogue, bombs sent via the mail to Democratic leadership, and Trump's refusal to acknowledge either tradgedy, in favor of pushing racist …

93: "Those People"

October 26th, 2018


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

92: Crush the Midterms Episode 8: Money, Honey f/ Liuba Gretchen Shirely

October 25th, 2018


Devon and Marisa discuss everyone's favorite topic: money! They dive into why candidates need to fundraise so much, where your money goes when you …

91: Candid(ate) Episode 7: Dreaming is a Skill f/ Stacey Abrams

October 23rd, 2018


Devon sits down with Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. They discuss voting rights, failure and the importance of democracy.

Learn more …


October 22nd, 2018


In this very special episode, Devon and Varsha get tipsy together on a Friday night to make fun of Ted Cruz and discuss their shared love of John Cho. Varsha comes up with an excellent nickname for Brett Fucking …

89: Crush the Midterms Episode 7: Still Stronger Together f/ Jess Morales Rocketto

October 17th, 2018


Devon and Marisa discuss networks, community and how reaching out can lead to real wins in the midterm elections. They sit down with the Political …

88: To Vote or Not To Vote... THAT IS NOT A FUCKING QUESTION

October 17th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss voter suppression tactics being used by the GOP across the country, but focused particularly in the South. They also talk …

87: "Some days I wanna quit this work and be a DJ" f/ La'Tasha D. Mayes

October 11th, 2018


Devon sits down with La'Tasha D. Mayes, Executive Director of New Voices for Reproductive Justice. They discuss wholistic health of Black women, …

86: Immigration f/ Gina Ortiz Jones

October 10th, 2018


Devon sits down with Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23) to discuss immigration, crafting a narrative, and the importance of accurately representing your constituents.

She recounts her own story of being the daughter of an …

85: Crush the Midterms Episode 6: And The Data Says... f/ Rachel Bitecofer

October 10th, 2018


Devon and Marisa discuss polling, data, and what to make of contradictory polls. They speak with Rachel Bitecofer, Assistant Director of the Wason …

84: Fuck You, Joe Manchin

October 9th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss Kavanaugh's confirmation, DHS's refusal to take responsibility for the children they took from their parents at the border, …

83: Himpathy

October 4th, 2018


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

82: Candid(ate) Episode 5: We Really Do Care f/ Cindy Axne, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan & Dr. Kayser Enneking

October 4th, 2018


Devon sits down with Cindy Axne (IA-03), Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (OH-13) & Dr. Kayser Enneking (FL State Senate-08) to discuss a signature Democratic issue: healthcare.

With their own personal stories about their …

81: Crush the Midterms Episode 5: For Good Measure f/ Chris Melody Fields Figueredo

October 3rd, 2018


Devon and Marisa discuss ballot measures and the importance of researching what will be on the ballot beyond the candidates. Ballot Initiative Strategy Center Executive Director Chris Melody Fields Figueredo joins to …

80: Gut Punch

October 3rd, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss migrant children being taken from foster care homes and sent to tent cities in the middle of the night, more Kavanaugh …

78: Crush the Midterms Episode 4: Democracy Now! f/ Sarah Kenzior

September 25th, 2018


Devon and Marisa discuss threats to democracy and the importance of voting. Devon sits down with author, scholar and expert on authoritarianism, …

79: Candid(ate) Episode 4: Reasons to Run f/ Liuba Grechen Shirley and Rebecca Bauer Kahan

September 25th, 2018


Devon sits down with Rebecca Bauer Kahan (CA-Assembly District 16) and Liuba Grechen Shirley (NY-02) to discuss why they chose to run, how their campaigns have changed since they made that decision and what their kids …

77: #BelieveSurvivors

September 25th, 2018


Devon and Varsha spend the entire hour talking about the allegations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. They give historical context for what is going on, as well as a break down of the right's attempt to discredit …

76: Turning Hindsight into Foresight f/ Dr. Nicole Hemmer

September 20th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss missing immigrant children, undocumented immigrants' fears about seeking help during Hurricane Florence, and Trump's …

75: Small Seats, Big Changes f/ Hala Ayala and Emma Collum

September 20th, 2018


Devon sits down with Delegate Hala Ayala (VA) and Emma Collum (FL-State House 93) to discuss the importance of local politics and why, in some ways, …

74: Do the Localmotion f/ Catherine Vaughan

September 20th, 2018


Devon and Marisa discuss the importance of local elections and some tips on how to find about the lesser known races in your area. They sit down with flippable CEO Catherine Vaughan to talk about challenges local …

73: Kavanaugh. Fucking. Lied.

September 17th, 2018


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 …

72: Funding Fuckery f/ Jess Morales Rocketto

September 13th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss the fact that ICE took $200 million from Department of Homeland Security and $10 million from FEMA to fund more detention centers. That money is funding the expansion of tent facilites designed …

71: Crush the Midterms Episode 2: Knock, Knock, No Joke f/ Jason Kander

September 13th, 2018


Devon and Marisa discuss volunteering for campaigns with a man who has done a lot of volunteering and campaigning himself, Jason Kander. They discuss …

70: Candid(ate) Episode 2: A Range of Lived Experiences f/ Katie Hill and Angie Craig

September 12th, 2018


Devon sits down with Katie Hill (CA-25) and Angie Craig (MN-02) to discuss the importance LGBT representation and the benefit of a wide range of lived experiences that a candidate brings to the table.

Learn more about …

69: Republicans Have No Fucking Plan

September 12th, 2018


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 …

68: Brett Kavanaugh is a Little Shit f/ Dr. Phyllis Chesler

September 6th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss Brett Kavanaugh's nomination hearings and the anonymous NYTimes op-ed from a "resistance" member still working in Trump's …

67: Crush the Midterms Episode 1: Get Set, GO!

September 5th, 2018


Devon and Marisa introduce the Crush the Midterms tool and talk to Tallahassee mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum about the …

66: Political Tapeworms

September 5th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss government deregulation, appointing cabinet secretaries whose job it is to dismantle their departments from the inside out …

65: Candid(ate) Episode 1: The Future is Female

September 4th, 2018


SPECIAL EPISODE: Hellbent Media's newest show, in partnership with EMILY's List.

Our new show, Candid(ate): Real Conversations with Women Running for Office is out today!

This week, Devon Handy sits down with EMILY's …

64: MCSA: Make Courts Sexy Again f/ Daniella Gibbs Léger

August 31st, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss DeVos' attempt to narrow the definition of sexual harassment on college campuses, ICE seizing passports of American citizens …

63: "Nothing Shines Up a Halo Faster Than Death"

August 28th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss John McCain's passing, another mass shooting in Florida, a gaslighting piece of trash healthcare legislation put forth by 10 GOP senators, and failed voter suppression in Georgia. 

They also …

62: Toxic Masculinity

August 23rd, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss toxic masculinity in 3 parts: Manafort and Cohen's crimes and Trump's mob boss mentality, the strength of the Me Too …

61: All Of The Bullshit

August 21st, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss Trump's racism and why it doesn't matter if there is actually a tape of him saying the n-word. They also discuss DACA, actual threats to national security and exsistaential threats to the …

60: "The Death Eaters Are In Charge Now" f/ Janae Phillips

August 16th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss Trump revoking former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance, #NotedDickwad Alex Jones, Sarah Huckabee Sanders intentionally misleading the public about black unemployment, and Trump's …

59: Unite the Right Rally 2: The Rallying

August 13th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss more family separation issues, including issues that affect more than immigrants at the southern border. They also discuss the effort of neo-Nazis to organize another rally in Charlottesville, …

58: Democracy is a Contact Sport f/ Tina Vasquez

August 10th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss corruption in congress, the press' role in a free democracy and more immigration bullshit. They also cover a few horrific …

57: The White Supremacy Machine

August 6th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss the NRA's finances, EPA deregulation, the failure of the government to reunify kids were ripped from their parents by this …

56: A Person is Not Illegal f/ Marisa Kabas

August 2nd, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss abuse in child detention centers and the practice of forcibly drugging children separated from their parents. They also discuss Trump's panic and Varsha explains tariffs and the impending trade …

55: Unchecked Cruelty

July 30th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss kids being re-separated from their parents after finally being reunited, Russia's attempts to meddle in the 2018 midterm elections, and Jeff Sessions' coded language.

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54: Exculpatory f/ Renato Mariotti

July 26th, 2018


Devon sits down with former federal prosecutor and current CNN analyst Renato Mariotti to discuss the Michael Cohen tapes and the declassification of the Carter Page FISA warrants. Spoiler alert: none of it is actually …

53: An Act of War

July 24th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss this administration's feeble efforts to reunite parents and kids that they forcibly separated, Trump's treasonous week & his triple negative excuse, Devon's time at San Diego Comic Con, and …

52: Abortion Access in the Age of Trump f/ Destiny Lopez

July 13th, 2018


Devon sits down with Destiny Lopez, co-director of All Above All, a group dedicated to lifting restricts that limit women's access to abortion. They discuss what SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh means for Roe v. Wade and …

51: Weaponzied Democracy

July 10th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss the bonkers Trump rally, hateful immigration policy, and the ongoing horror of what is going on with the family separation …

50: "Hellbent on Controlling Our Bodies" f/ Sung Yeon Choimarrow

July 6th, 2018


Devon sits down with the Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum Sung Yeon Choimorrow, to discuss the impact of NIFLA …

49: Where's Your Civility Now, Motherfuckers?

July 2nd, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss the new revelations about the so-called "pilot" program in place before the Trump administration announced the official …

48: Korematsu 2.0 f/ Ian Millhiser

June 28th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss the bullshit coming out of SCOTUS recently and the potential ramifications of Kennedy's retirement announcement. Devon sits …

47: It's Not a Dog Whistle, It's a Fucking Foghorn

June 26th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss the broader immigration policy that Paul Ryan is fucking up beyond repair, the US pulling out of the U.N. Human Rights …

46: Terrible Fucking Peril f/ Ian Millhiser

June 21st, 2018


Devon sits down with author and justice editor of Think Progress, Ian Millhiser. They discuss the Supreme Court, how laws move through an increasingly partisan legal system, and what the actual fuck is going on with the …

45: Heartless Motherfuckers

June 18th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss the Inspector General's report about Comey's conduct during the 2016 election and the wider implications of ignoring DoJ and …


June 12th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss DHS and ICE separating children from their families at our borders, voter suppression in Ohio and the depths of Scott Pruitt's dickwaddery. 

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43: What They Didn't Say f/ Imani Gandy and Jessica Mason Pieklo

June 8th, 2018


Devon sits down with hosts of Rewire.News' podcast Boom, Lawyered to discuss the Masterpiece Cakeshop SCOTUS ruling. They talk about what the ruling …

42: A Feckless C...ongress

June 4th, 2018


Devon and Varsha discuss Samantha Bee's use of a controversial word, Roseanne Barr's racism, presidential pardons and SCOTUS' non-decision on the future of civil rights for LGBT citizens.

41: Local Politics is Sexy f/ Jessica Post

May 31st, 2018


Devon sits down with Jessica Post, the executive director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, which focuses on getting Democratic candidates elected to state and local office. They discuss getting …

40: Where Are The Children?

May 29th, 2018


Devon and guest host Varsha discuss 2 separate stories about ICE and the Office of Refugee Resettlement and how this administration's immigration …

39: "I'm Not Angry, I'm Just Disappointed" f/ Rabbi Jaclyn Cohen

May 24th, 2018


Devon sits down with Rabbi Jaclyn Cohen to discuss the complex issues that surround the conflict in the Middle East and she offers an American Jew's connection to Israel. They discuss nuance, compassion, and what needs …

38: A Fucking Grab Bag of Dystopia

May 21st, 2018


Devon and VERY SPECIAL GUEST HOST Varsha Venkatasubramanian (Hellbent's very talented researcher) discuss Title X funding, what a domestic gag rule …

37: Women Get Shit Done 2018 f/ Shruti Sandara and Yvonne Wandera

May 18th, 2018


Devon sits down with Shruti Sandara and Yvonne Wandera to talk about their group, OwnHero, which is aiming to reframe the narrative around sexual …

36: Butter This Guy's Bread feat. Aditi Juneja

May 14th, 2018


Devon and special guest host Aditi Juneja (lawyer, activist, writer and host of Self Care Sundays podcast) discuss Michael Cohen, John Kelly, just how disgusting this administration is, and the dangerous path towards …

35: How Fucked Up It Can Be feat. Aditi Juneja

May 10th, 2018


Devon sits down with lawyer, writer, activist and podcast host Aditi Juneja. They discuss Aditi's work with Protect Democracy and the most salient threats to the framework of our government. They also discuss how race …

34: Men Are Fucking Trash

May 8th, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss Eric Schneiderman, Melania Trump's "Be Best" nonsense, and what pulling out the Iran Nuclear Deal means for the US's global …

33: The Silence of Racism feat. Ashley Nicole Black

May 3rd, 2018


Devon sits down with comedian, actress and  Full Frontal with Samantha Bee writer Ashley Nicole Black. They discuss feminist comedy in a diverse …

32: Kellyanne Kanye

April 30th, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss the travel ban (but really it's a Muslim ban) and the arguments being made for and against it in front of SCOTUS. They also discuss the White House Correspondences' Dinner and the eyeshadow joke …

31: Our Fucking Reckoning f/ Sharon Kann

April 26th, 2018


Devon sits down with Sharon Kann, the reproductive rights program manager at Media Matters for America. They discuss why media oversight is so crucial in this era of #FakeNews and what has changed - and what hasn't …

30: Messaging, Messaging, Messaging

April 23rd, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss the 3rd round of student-led school walkouts that took place on Friday, April 20th on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine …

29: Ignoring Female Pain f/ Natalie Telyatnikov

April 20th, 2018


Devon sits down with Natalie Telyatnikov, founder of Better Postpartum, an organization dedicated to lowering the maternal mortality rate and help women get through Postpartum Depression and other Postpartum medical …

28: What the Actual Fuck, America?

April 18th, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss race and education in America, and what it means that Paul Ryan is not seeking reelection in November.

27: Raise Hell f/ Cecile Richards

April 12th, 2018


Devon sits down with Cecile Richards, past president of Planned Parenthood, expert organizer, and exceptional troublemaker. They discuss her new book, Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to …

26: Trump's Diarrhea of the Mouth

April 9th, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss the chemical weapons attack in Syria that happened on Saturday, as well as the escalating tariffs Trump is threatening to levy on China. 

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25: Sexism. It's Always Sexism. f/ Christina Reynolds

April 5th, 2018


Devon sits down with Christina Reynolds, the Vice President of Communications at Emily's List. They discussed sexism and misogyny directed at women …

24: Our Children Can't Breathe

April 2nd, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss Trump's Twitter temper tantrum about DACA and immigration policy and how he doesn't seem to understand that the two aren't …

23: "Because Men Are Fucking Terrible" f/ Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day & Yetide Badaki

March 29th, 2018


Devon had the pleasure to attend an event in support of Hellion Jess Phoenix (CA-25) this week. She sat down with Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, and …

22: It's in the Fucking Job Title

March 26th, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss John Bolton's past of abusive behavior and why his appointment as National Security Advisor poses a risk to our national …

21: AKA Misogyny feat. Alexandra Chandler

March 23rd, 2018


Devon sits down with MA-03 candidate Alexandra Chandler to discuss her extensive background in the intelligence community and why her identity as an openly trans woman is a help, not a hinderance in her campaign. 

20: Living in a Goddamned Choose Your Own Adventure Novel

March 19th, 2018


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 …

19: Trump Believes in Climate Change feat. Jess Phoenix

March 16th, 2018


Devon sits down with Jess Phoenix, who is running for congress in California's 25th district. They discuss environmental policy, gun violence and the …

18: Dumped by a Post-It Note

March 14th, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss Trump's unceremonious Twitter firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and why that is so dangerous for democracy. They …

17: "I Didn't Expect the Misogyny" feat. Lauren Underwood

March 1st, 2018


Devon sits down with Lauren Underwood, who is running for congress out of Illinois' 14th district. They discuss education policy, healthcare in the …

16: Not My America

February 27th, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss the NRA's actual reach in Washington, why USCIS (United States Citizen and Immigration Services) changed its mission statement, and are happy to report a bit of good news regarding DACA …

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

February 23rd, 2018


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 …

14: This is Going to Make One Hell of a Book f/ Shannon Watts

February 20th, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss the indictments Mueller's office handed down on Friday and how 16 Russians and 3 Russian companies ended up creating an ad that said: "Hillary is a Satan, and her crimes and lies had proved just …

13: Our Willful Ignorance of Who is Dangerous and Why f/ Laura Moser

February 16th, 2018


Devon sits down with Laura Moser, who is running against a Tea Party Republican in TX-7. Bur first, she discusses the school shooting in Florida and …

12: Republicans Don't Have Plans, They Have Scams

February 13th, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss the red-herring government shut down that happened Friday night and what to expect from the DACA and immigration reform debate, promised to the Democrats by Mitch McConnell. They also dive into …

11: "So I Kept My Mouth Shut and Stayed" f/ Vicki Shabo

February 8th, 2018


Devon sits down with Vicki Shabo, Vice President of National Partnership of Women and Families to discuss the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. This week marks its 25 anniversary since being signed into law. They …

10: #ReleasetheMe... you know what? Fuck it.

February 6th, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss the dog-whistle racism in Trump's State of the Union address and what the hell is going on with #ReleasetheMemo. (Spoiler alert: the memo is a total dud. Nothing juicy, except for the fact that …

9: Women Supporting the Hell Out of Women f/ Lily Herman

February 1st, 2018


Devon sits down with freelance writer and founder of Get Her Elected, Lily Herman. Get Her Elected matches skilled volunteers with women running for …

8: Nail Biting Manophobic Hellbent Feminist She Devils AND PROUD

January 29th, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss Trump's attempt to fire Mueller back in June 2017, the #ReleasetheMemo drama stirring up on Twitter and the frustrating coverage of Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

7: Performing Abortions On-Air in Yosemite Park f/ Lizz Winstead

January 26th, 2018


Devon sits down with comedy legend Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and full-time reproductive rights activist. They discuss the role of …

6: Hold the Fucking Line

January 23rd, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss the government shutdown that came on Friday as a result of the Democrats withholding their votes on the spending bill until …

5: White Supremacy is a Threat to National Security f/ Gina Ortiz Jones

January 18th, 2018


Devon sits down with Gina Ortiz Jones, who is running for congress in Texas' 23rd district. They discuss voting rights in Texas, responsible immigration, and why she believes that white supremacy is a dire threat to our …

4: Our So-Called President is Racist as Fuck

January 15th, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss Trump's racist comments and this administration's love for "merit-based" immigration. They also talk about the shocking number of Republican law makers who are not seeking reelection in the 2018 …

3: Starved for Inspiration f/ Marisa Kabas

January 11th, 2018


Devon sits down with Maris Kabas, the editoral director for Hope, a new platform that marries news with activism. They discuss news fatigue, educating yourself, Oprah and what you can you do about DACA.

You can find …

2: Ragtag Team of Racists

January 8th, 2018


Devon and Drexel discuss the bananas comments from Trump from his Camp David meeting with Republican leadership (minus Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III) and what exactly is going on with the "stable genius" tweets from …

1: My Button is Bigger Than Yours

January 4th, 2018


Devon and special guest host Drexel discuss the trashfire that was 2017, Trump's insistence that his nuclear button is bigger than North Korea's, and Steve Bannon making comments about how the Trump Tower meeting in …

80: The Democratic Base f/ Neera Tanden

December 14th, 2017


Devon and special guest host Drexel Heard (Host of The Political Beat on AfterBuzz TV @DrexelHeard) discuss Doug Jones' win in Alabama and the …

79: Take Out The Trash f/ Jessica Mason Pieklo

December 8th, 2017


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 …

78: Friday Fuckery

December 4th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss how the GOP passed their garbage tax bill and what Flynn's guilty plea means for the White House.

77: Literal Economic Anxiety f/ Sarah Kendzior

December 1st, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss Trump's most recent racial slurs and the GOP's disastrous tax "reform" bill.

Devon also sits down with Sarah Kendzior to discuss North Korea, net neutrality and how to reinstate faith in our …

76: Fuck Off With Your Nazi Fluff

November 27th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss net neutrality, the "Me Too" bill going through congress and the NYTimes' awful soft-focus "profile" of a fucking Nazi.

75: Cartoon Villains f/ Renato Mariotti

November 16th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss the allegations against Al Franken, Don Trump Jr's Twitter messages with WikiLeaks, and the hot mess that is the GOP tax plan and how they're trying to morph it into another ACA repeal. Devon …

74: Roy Moore, Louis C.K. and the Dickwads That Should be Fucking Gone

November 13th, 2017


Devon and Sarah sit down to discuss Roy Moore and Louis C.K. and how misogynistic dickwads have infected every level of our lives.

73: Election Day 2017: A Blue Fucking Tidal Wave f/ Imani Gandy

November 9th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss the results of the 2017 election and what this means for Democrats moving into 2018. Devon also sits down with Imani Gandy …

72: The Vicious Cycle of Gun Violence

November 6th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss yet another mass shooting that happened in Texas on Sunday. They also talk about the Republican's tax bill introduced to the House, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' connections to high level …

71: It's Indictment O'Clock f/ Julie Balutis

November 2nd, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss the Mueller indictments against Paul Manafort & Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos' guilty plea. Devon sits down with …

70: The Age of Gaslightenment

October 26th, 2017


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 …

69: The Trump Administration is Full of Fucking Liars

October 23rd, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss John Kelly's assertion that Rep. Frederica Wilson lied about what she heard when Trump called Myeshia Johnson, the widow of …

68: Lie, Deny, Rinse & Repeat f/ Caroline Orr

October 19th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss Trump's non-reaction to the death of 4 Green Beret soldiers in Niger. They also talk about his disgusting and shameful call …

67: Shit Pie Trifecta

October 16th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss #WomenBoycottTwitter and the problem with White Feminism. They also talk about Trump's Executive Orders designed to end Obamacare, Health and Human Services' insidious new strategic plan …

66: Rage Blackout f/ Andi Zeisler

October 12th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss Big Data in the 2016 presidential election and how Russia used major social media platforms to manipulate voters. Devon sits …

65: White Men are Canceled Effective Immediately

October 9th, 2017


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 …

64: Our National Fucking Nightmare

October 2nd, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss the shooting in Las Vegas that happened Sunday night. It was the deadliest in U.S. history.

63: "Firebrand" is a Helluva Euphemism for Bigoted Motherfucker f/ Natalie Montelongo

September 28th, 2017


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 …

62: Don't Let The Bastards Get You Down

September 25th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss North Korea, the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, and professional athlete's protests against police brutality and …

61: We Were Nuanced, Then the Universe Delivered Trump f/ Pantsuit Politics

September 21st, 2017


Devon and Sarah sit down with the brilliant hosts of Pantsuit Politics, Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland for their first-ever cross over …

60: Normalizing the Trump Administration Isn't Fucking Cute

September 18th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss big data's role in the Russian interference in the 2016 election, and how that is possibly starting to connect back to the …

59: Healthcare, With Jazz Hands! f/ Catherine Vaughan, CEO of flippable

September 14th, 2017


Devon and Sarah are finally reunited (though still long distance). They discuss healthcare, Democratic strategy and HRC. Devon sits down with Catherine Vaughan, the CEO of to talk about how Democrats can …

58: The End Times are Here & the Name is Donald Fucking Trump

September 11th, 2017


Devon and guest host Melissa McEwan discuss the natural disasters hitting the country. They talk about climate change, the political nature of the …

57: Trump's Dickwaddery? There is No Limit with Julie Balutis and f/ Lauren Duca

September 7th, 2017


Devon and special guest host, Julie Baluits (@resisterhood), discuss DACA, Nancy Pelosi and the Charlottesville to DC March.

Devon also sits down …

56: Russia is Still a Fucking Thing f/ Drexel Heard, II

August 31st, 2017


Devon and special guest host, Drexel Heard, sit down to discuss Trump's tax policy speech in Missouri, his self-centered and self-serving visit to …

55: Hurricane Trump is a National Fucking Disaster

August 28th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss Trump's pardon of #NotedDickwad Joe Arpaio, the state of the DACA program, and Hurricane Harvey and the Trump …

54: Stop Trying to Make A New President Trump Happen

August 24th, 2017


Devon and Sarah sit down long distance to discuss Trump's fucking campaign rally (almost 3 years out from the next election), the transgender ban in the military, and more Russian emails. They also award the Hellion of …

53: May God Help Her Smash the Patriarchy

August 21st, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss the Secret Service, Steve Bannon's exit from the White House, and voter suppression. They also name the Dickwad of the Week. #feminist #feminism #trump #voter suppression #bannon #healthcare

52: Fuck Nazis f/ Matthew A. Cherry

August 17th, 2017


Devon and Sarah continue to cover the Charlottesville terrorist attack and discuss the reactions to Trump's ridiculous press conference in which he …

51: Racist Motherfuckers Extraordinaire

August 14th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss the Charlottesville rally and the reactions to the racist motherfuckers who put it on. They also discuss the White House's refusal to call white men terrorists. They also renamed the Donald Trump …

50: Doomsday Prepping f/ Melissa McEwan

August 10th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss disastrous North Korean policy and how Trump's off-the-cuff threats may lead to actual war. They also discuss the FBI's …

49: Literal Fucking Receipts

August 7th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss the DOJ's obsession with leakers and reporters, Mueller cranking up the heat on the Trump/Russia scandal, top officials testifying agains Trump, and caftans. They give the Donald Trump Dishonor …

48: Faux Fucking Populists f/ Carlos Maza

August 3rd, 2017


Devon & Sarah discuss the DOJ's decision to take on affirmative action programs at colleges and universities and the new RAISE Act, aimed at …

47: Holy Healthcare, Batman!

July 31st, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss the Democratic party's betrayal of their female base, who the real heroes in this healthcare battle are, and Trump's violent …

46: Maverick My Ass f/ Stacey Abrams

July 27th, 2017


Devon and Sarah sit down with gubernatorial candidate & Georgia House Rep. and Stacey Abrams about the future of the Democratic party, romance novels, and Star Trek. (You do NOT want to miss this interview).

They …

45: Backwards, and in Motherfucking Heels

July 24th, 2017


Devon and Sarah reunite in spirit after a long week apart. While still a long-distance episode, they discuss healthcare, Russia and how ridiculous …

44: Everybody Fucking Hates Ted Cruz

July 17th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss the continuing healthcare saga, how much everybody hates Ted Cruz, a couple of small but interconnected Russia stories, and …

43: Jesus Fucking Christ, Donald Trump, Jr. f/ Tracy Chou

July 13th, 2017


Devon and Sarah reunite in Los Angeles and discuss the latest scoop in the Trump-Russia scandal (it came from Trump's own son) and the fucking train wreck that is the Senate healthcare bill. They also talk to engineer …

42: It's PEAK Fuck This Shit O'Clock

July 10th, 2017


Devon & Sarah emerge from hibernation/their first break since they started on this bananas train to discuss the G-20 Summit, Donald Trump, Jr. …

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

June 29th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss domestic emoluments clause violations, the new travel ban policies and go into so Russia updates. They talk to Saira Hussain, …

40: The Death Party

June 26th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss the newly reinstated travel ban, healthcare & how to explain to Republicans why you should care about other people, …

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

June 22nd, 2017


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 …

38: A Nesting Doll of Attorneys

June 19th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss the GOP's health care bill that the Senate is trying to push through without adequate input or debate, a Civil Rights Commission that is investigating the Trump administration, Trump enriching …

37: Smarter by Osmosis f/ Sarah Kendzior

June 15th, 2017


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 …

36: Mueller? Mueller? Mueller?

June 13th, 2017


Devon & Sarah discuss shady-ass congressional Republicans, health care, and dive into the ongoing Trump Russia investigation, including what Sessions might say in his public testimony happening today, June 13. They …

35: Comey Covfefe f/ Katelyn Burns

June 8th, 2017


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 …

34: Bitch, I Sent You Scientists

June 5th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Trump starting an international incident with a Tweet, the NSA leaked …

33: Leslie Knope it the Fuck Up f/ Julie Balutis

June 1st, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss the erosion of civil rights, Trump trying to get rid of birth control mandates in the Affordable Care Act, and more Russia …

32: Russia Investigation Bonanza

May 29th, 2017


Devon & Sarah discuss what the hell is going on with the Russia Investigation, Jared Kushner's role in creating back channel communications with …

31: A Thunderbolt of Resistance f/ Erica Sackin

May 25th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss GOP fuckery, the ever-evolving TrumpRussia story, the disaster that is the AHCA CBO score, and speak to Erica Sackin, the …

30: Plead the Fucking 5th

May 23rd, 2017


Devon & Sarah discuss the absolutely BANANANANANAS news cycle that dominated last week, including more revelations on the TrumpRussia …

29: The Subpoena Pen is Mightier f/ Wendy Davis

May 17th, 2017


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 …

28: Nobody Puts Comey in a Corner

May 15th, 2017


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.

27: Fucking Up the Cover Up f/ Shannon Watts

May 11th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss the status of the TrumpRussia investigation, arresting journalists, and some James Comey firing updates. (Spoiler Alert: The White House cannot seem to keep their story straight).

They also …

Minisode: Trump's Tuesday Night Massacre

May 10th, 2017


Devon & Sarah assemble like the fucking Avengers to discuss yesterday's late-breaking news that Trump fired FBI Director (the head of the …

26: It's Sally Yates O'Clock

May 8th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss Kushmeister's latest ethics violation, Trump cutting addiction outreach services, the French election, Flynn being a general …

25: Being A Woman is a Preexisting Condition f/ Marcus Johnson

May 4th, 2017


Devon & Sarah discuss the AHCA dumpster fire, how to get the dickwads out in 2018, James Comey, and some fucking female Trump official who …

24: "Diversity of Thought" is Bullshit

May 1st, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss ordering Trump's drunk ass a Lyft home to New York forever, dictatorship-esque tendencies, EPA's literal nonsense in response to removing climate change data from their website, and the New York …

23: 100 Days of Fuckery

April 27th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss Trump's first 100 days of failure, tax cuts for the wealthy, net neutrality, and Jared Fucking Kushner. They award the Maxine Waters Award in Badassery.

22: Checks and Balances, Bitch

April 24th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss an embarrassment of riches, re: Trumpland bullshit, the French presidential election, and how neither the House nor Senate …

21: We Can Be Superheroes f/ Sarah Kuhn

April 20th, 2017


Devon and Sarah interview author Sarah Kuhn and talk about representation in the media, her new book, Heroine Worship, and the comic books with the best fashion. Devon and Sarah also discuss Russia nonsense and some …

20: International Dick Pic

April 17th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss international and domestic policy, how Trump has absolutely no understanding of how government works, and worse, doesn't have …

19: Let Them Eat Cake

April 13th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss Russia (with a particular emphasis on Carter Fucking Page and Paul Fucking Manafort), how unsurprising it is that Donald …

18: Donald Trump Will Never Be Fucking Presidential

April 11th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss the Syrian strikes and what they mean in a broader political context, more Trump administration staff shake ups, and …

17: Gor-Such A Fucking Asshole

April 7th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss dog poo, raw sewage (aka Devin Nunes and Bill O'Reilly respectively), and Neil Motherfucking Gorsuch. They also call Mitch …

16: White Men Need to Shut the Fuck Up

April 3rd, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss how distorted our view of Trumpland has become, some Russian-scandal bullshit, and the absolute tenacity of noted dickwad …

15: Maxine Waters Brought the Motherfucking Fire

March 30th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss the mystical journey around their audio quality, GOP bullshit, immigration, and how it is impossible to defeat Maxine Waters …

14: Devin Nunes is a Shady Motherfucker

March 28th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss (In person! For the second time today!) the evermore complicated Russia web of lies, Jared Kushner, Devin Fucking Nunes, and …

13: Get Ready for Impeachment

March 23rd, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss Russia bullshit, healthcare bullshit, and Supreme Court bullshit. They also discuss their post-Trump impeachment party looks. …

12: James Motherfucking Comey

March 20th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss trolls, James Comey and the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, general fuckery in the …

11: She Did it Her Fucking Way

March 16th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss sports (really!), Trump's tax return, Rachel Maddow, sexist criticism, and the disastrous CBO report on the GOP's healthcare plan. They also award the Maxine Waters Award in Badassery.

10: Drip, Drip, Drip Motherfucker

March 13th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss making a Patreon, a whole bunch of bullshit about close Trump associates, how much smarter they are than our president, and …

9: Dickwads be Gone

March 10th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss listener feedback, merch, how everyone on the fucking planet hates the GOP health care proposal, and a few notable dickwads from the past few days. They also award the Maxine Waters Award in …

8: Is That a Fucking Christian Thing to Do?

March 7th, 2017


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 …

Drunkisode: Jefferson Beauregard Fucking Sessions

March 3rd, 2017


Devon and Sarah get drunk and discuss late breaking news about notable dickwads, including Jeff Sessions, Mike Pence and Jared Kushner.

7: Repackaging Autocracy Does NOT Make it Democracy

March 2nd, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss personal growth, a new lineup of Russia-connected dickwads, the danger of Trump's Russian ties in general, and why praising …

6: Endless Stream of Dickwads

February 26th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss Sean Spicer in a bunny suit, the ridiculous brogressive rhetoric around the DNC chair race, media nullification, and leaking …

5: A Classic Case of Too Many Dickwads

February 23rd, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss a Russian oligarch dickwad, how much of a dickwad Jeff Sessions continues to be, and a couple of Congress' most notable …

4: Some Douchebag on Some Other Douchebag's Show

February 21st, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss Jake Tapper, sanctuary cities, Mar-a-Lago (BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE OUR LIVES ARE), why psychoanalyzing the president is NOT …

Minisode 1: Assemble Like the Fucking Avengers

February 16th, 2017


Devon and Sarah assemble like the fucking Avengers to discuss late breaking reports that Trump's aides were in contact with Russian intelligence during his campaign... over a year ago.

3: Sally God Damn Yates

February 15th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss egregious spelling errors, booing Jason Chaffetz, the never-ending insufferability of Brogressives™ and MICHAEL FUCKING FLYNN. They also bestow their weekly Maxine Waters Award in Badassery on …

2: Nevertheless, She Persisted

February 8th, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss gratitude, idiotic foreign policy, Trump's inability to LITERALLY turn on the fucking lights, and gun control. They also name …

1: b: We're Going Full Fucking Game of Thrones

February 2nd, 2017


Devon and Sarah discuss self care in these crazy times, the Women's March, intersectional feminism, and how women are leading the resistance against Trump. They also discover a shared love for Maxine Waters, the baddest …

1: It's Fuck This Shit O'Clock

February 1st, 2017


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 …

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