By Alexis Goldstein and Kade Crockford
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Humorless Queers is a monthly podcast with your friendly neighborhood queers, Kade Crockford and Alexis Goldstein. We cover wall street, mass surveillance, bank malfeasance, privacy violations, and unaccountable government actors...but in a way that doesn't make you want to die. Usually. From our segments "B**** Please!" highlighting egregious behavior, to "Quit Your Job" targeting the worst careers out there, we try to keep you laughing, even through the bad news.
||Explicit#not1dollar for immigrant detention (E57)||Why immigrant rights groups are trashing the government funding deal because it will increase immigrant detention. An update on the fight against facial surveillance. How payday lenders bought off Trump. And why Jeff Bezos should Quit his Job. List[...||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYou Can’t Leave your Face at Home (E56)||We discuss the end of the Trump/McConnell shutdown, and how it was a victory by workers AND by Pelosi. Alexis discusses her piece Don’t Build the Wall, Build Affordable Housing and makes a pitch to ABOLISH the Clinton-era Faircloth Limit. We d[...]||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFacebook is actually bad (E55)||Kade and Alexis discuss midterm wins, including ballot initiatives, why Chuck Schumer needs to go, the latest Facebook scandal, and a call to action for the new Congress. The post Facebook is actually bad (E55) appeared first on HUMORLESS QUEERS.||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Subpoena Jared Kushner (E54)||We discuss the MIDTERMs, debrief on the hearing with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and the uprising in support of her, what happens if the Dems Retake the House, and encourage y’all to kick in some money to help Moira Donegan, who created the S**t[...]||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBetsy DeVos Takes a Loss||Betsy DeVos has a massive loss in court. Mass police get caught spying on left activists. The Trump administration is keeping 13,000 children in cages. We discuss the loses and wins in the NY primary, and implore listeners to call their Senators to [...||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGET A F****** WARRANT (E52)||A big victory for privacy at the Supreme Court in the Carpenter case, followed by a big loss with the Muslim Ban. We also talk to Ben Wollcott from Make the Road NY about how big banks profit off immigrant detention and private prisons. The post GET[...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAmazon Wants to Send Your Face to Cops (E51)||Kade tells us how to say NO to face surveillance by Amazon. And Alexis discusses why we need a modern Glass-Steagall. The post Amazon Wants to Send Your Face to Cops (E51) appeared first on HUMORLESS QUEERS.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSalt in the Wound (E50)||Mitch McConnell wants to vote on racist judicial nominations on a massive civil rights anniversary. 60 murdered, over 2700 peaceful Palestinian protestors are injured during the Great Return March, the day Trump moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem. A[.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTrump violates the Iran Deal (E49)||Trump violates the Iran Deal; the Senate will choose if they want to appoint a torturer to head the CIA, with Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing coming up; AT&T and Novartis pay hundreds of thousands to Trump’s personal attorney; Tic[...]||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJames Comey, Please Stop (E48)||Massachusetts passed a good criminal justice reform bill. Five years later, we still don't know who built the Boston Marathon bombs. The Senate makes it easier for auto lenders to discriminate against people of color. And James Comey, bitch please. [..||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFight the Digital Muslim Ban (E47)||If you want to support the show, you can do so on Patreon for as little as $1 a month. You’ll get access to bonus content each month and help us keep the show going! The ACLU gets us a little closer to shining light on black box algorithms, with s||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWaking up to Surveillance Capitalism (E46)||Cambridge Analytica's use of the private data of friends and family of people who took a personality quiz, in order to find the "emotional center" of voters. Also: Deleting Facebook, Uber's self-driving car killing a pedestrian in Arizona, and Cynth[...||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSay No to Torturers (E45)||Trump fires Tillerson, picks Mike Pompeo to replace him at State and Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo at the CIA. We discuss Pompeo’s extremist views and hawish desire for war and Haspel’s participation in torture at a CIA blacksite. We als[...]||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat Financial Crisis? (E44)||Republicans are getting ready to shred the rules on 25 of the 38 largest banks in the country…and 16 Democrats are helping them do it! Alexis discusses the #BankLobbyistAct and tells you what you can do to stop it. The Democrats supporting th[...]||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFight back with the same vigor (E43)||Comey being Corney, Banner drops at the Department of Labor, Boston Police spying on citizens through social media, and the latest Democratic cave on DACA. The post Fight back with the same vigor (E43) appeared first on HUMORLESS QUEERS.||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMass Surveillance SOS (E42)||We discuss the reauthorization of the warantless surveillance program, Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act; using Newt Gingrich's Congressional Review Act for good instead of evil, the latest garbage from Betsy DeVos, and rant about Trump's attem[...||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCFPB Thunderdome (E41)||Two Acting Directors enter, one Acting Director leaves? We break down what’s going on at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and why it matters who runs it. We also discuss a very important privacy case that will be argued before [...]||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNovember election wins! 🎉 (E40)||We talk about some of the amazing wins from the November election, and have a nice, big celebration. Then, we talk about the Trump tax scam, all the ways it screws the not-rich, and how you can fight back. (We call it the “Cut cut cut American[...]||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTrump sabotage (E39)||We discuss Trump sabotage, from the Affordable Care Act to the Iran deal. We also talk what Kade’s been up to in Boston city elections. BONUS CONTENT COMRADE! Get the bonus episode just for Patreon subscribers about COMRADE KETTLEBELL here. [...]||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAll Out to Stop Graham-Cassidy, Trumpcare 3.0 (E38)||Trumpcare is back, but it’s even worse than before. The GOP has until September 30th to pull a hail Mary on Trumpcare with a HORRIFIC bill called Graham-Cassidy. We discuss what it is, how it would shred our healthcare and put an end to Medicaid as [.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat DIDN’T Equifax Screw Up? (E37)||We talk Equifax: the data breach, the company’s insane response, and what to do about it. We also discuss the recent cowardice of Harvard University when it comes to who is and isn’t allowed to remain a fellow. And Kade tells us about a lawsuit the||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Want a perfect mix of conversational podcast and excellent analysis from the left? This is it. What I love the most is how the hosts cut through "purity" questions on the right and left side of the progressive spectrum. Very practical stuff about calling Congressional reps alongside radical critiques of capital, white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, etc.
Also just easy voices to listen to. Check it out. ✊️
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As a politically-active progressive that lives in AZ, I really appreciate the message you guys are putting out. I firmly believe that this point in time in American history will be judged harshly by future generations and it’s the efforts of people like you that might change the narrative and redeem us in the end. ❤️
This podcast is fantastic.
It might be my favorite politics podcast. It's definitely the most proactive one I'm listening to. Both hosts are very good at explaining daunting subjects (legislative processes, financial stuff, student loans, predatory lending, police surveillance,...). Throughout the show they give you actions you can take to fight the good fight. Guests are also always interesting and knowledgeable. Also, somehow it manages to be somewhat lighthearted while being honest about all the terrible stuff going on. Anywhoo, just listen to it!