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.
||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|
||ExplicitTrump Ends DACA; Chase Strangio on the Trans Ban (E36)||We talk with Chase Strangio, staff attorney at the ACLU, about their lawsuit against Trump over the trans military ban. We also discuss Trump ending DACA. The post Trump Ends DACA; Chase Strangio on the Trans Ban (E36) appeared first on HUMORLESS QU[..||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCharlottesville, the Aftermath, and the Resistance (E35)||Eugene Puryear, author of "Shackled and Chained," joins us as guest host to discuss Charlottesville, confederate memorials, Trump's presser, and acts of resistance. The post Charlottesville, the Aftermath, and the Resistance (E35) appeared first on [..||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStephen Miller Won’t Pick Up His Trash (E34)||We discuss the recent events of resting evil face Stephen Miller, and examine his long history of racism. The post Stephen Miller Won’t Pick Up His Trash (E34) appeared first on HUMORLESS QUEERS.||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHOORAY Trumpcare Imploded (E33)||The BCRA, Straight Repeal, and Skinny Repeal versions of Trumpcare ALL FACE PALMED Thursday night/Friday morning. We're gonna recap reactions from us and from listeners, as well as talking about what's next. The post HOORAY Trumpcare Imploded (E33) [..||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitComcast is lying to you (E32)||Who is Anthony Scaramucci, Trump’s new communications director? We talk about his history in finance, the long con we think he’s playing, and how much money you needed to go to his SALT conference. ALSO: In April, the Trump administratio[...]||7/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSuing Betsy DeVos (E31)||Betsy DeVos just keeps getting sued! We talk to Eileen Connor from the Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard Law about just ONE of their lawsuits against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. We will also talk about the very strange and Kafkae[.||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLet’s Stop Trumpcare for Good (E30)||Trumpcare has stalled in the Senate today, but the fight is just getting started. We CELEBRATE but then get right to talking about what we need to do next. We also dive into some wonky details about why Trumpcare, if it passes, will gut Medicaid for[...||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSuing Jeff Sessions (E29)||We interview Glenda Aldana Madrid, Staff Attorney at the the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project about their lawsuit against Jeff Sessions. We also discuss Listener Mail about the U.K. election, and why even Department of Education lawyers can't seem[.||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitComey Week, UK Elections, and the GOP bill to Light the Economy on Fire (E28)||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! We start out with Comey Week! The hearing, the media’s response, our thought[...]||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitErin Gloria Ryan on Trump’s Spite, Ivanka’s Nonsense, and Attacks on Contraceptive Coverage (E27)||The Trump Administration isn't good at much, but one thing they ARE good at is ripping up important rules from the Obama Administration. We talk with Erin Gloria Ryan (@MorningGloria) about a leaked draft of a new rule that would eliminate Obamacare[...||6/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Trump Budget Screws the Poor and Middle Class (E26)||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! We rage about the Trump budget bill, which is coming to f**k up every American||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMarcy Wheeler on NSA Surveillance, and the GOP coming for Dodd-Frank (E25)||The GOP advances a bill that shreds the protections passed in the wake of the last financial crisis, and we talk to Marcy Wheeler about NSA surveillance. The post Marcy Wheeler on NSA Surveillance, and the GOP coming for Dodd-Frank (E25) appeared fi[...||5/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTrump Fires Comey – What Now? (E24)||On news that Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, we record an emergency episode about what a new FBI Director will mean, given the broad powers the FBI has inherited. We discuss how we can push back against FBI abuses by encouraging our local [...||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMass. Dismisses 21,000 Tainted Drug Convictions (E23)||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! We discuss Betsy DeVos’s latest move in her war on students: undoing protect[...||4/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIvanka Trump is Fake, Betsy DeVos’s Mess, and James Comey gets pwned (E22)||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! We debrief on the House of Representatives vote to let Internet Service Providers||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGOP Attack on Internet Privacy; Jay Clayton for SEC; Trumpcare Fails! (E21)||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! This week the Republican-led Senate voted on party lines to allow internet service||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWarrantless Wiretapping; Chase Strangio on Title IX and Gavin Grimm’s lawsuit (E20)||Support the show for as little as $1 a month on our Patreon page, https://patreon.com/humorlessqueers On ep 20 of Humorless Queers, we discuss the warrantless wiretapping of American citizens, & talk with ACLU staff attorney Chase Strangio abou[...]||3/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
World's Greatest Podcast
Almost no one discussing politics online truly knows what they're talking about. And the few who do generally are horrible at communicating it to normal humans. Alexis Goldstein and Kade Crockford are the exception to this rule; they combine a deep knowledge of their main subjects (Wall Street criminality and the modern surveillance state, respectively) with the rare ability to explain them in a way that actual people can understand.
So this is a great podcast to listen to if you want to understand how extremely important things that affect your life work. If you do not, AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS.
Truly left. Truly insightful.
Alexis and Kade are some of the brightest commentators in finance and surveillance around.
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I know what you're thinking -- finance and surveillance? What could be more depressing? But Alexis and Kade have a great rapport, and keep you laughing while they discuss All the Terrible Things. So go and listen to this already, you deadbeat.