The Bitchuation Room
By Francesca Fiorentini
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A weekly caucus of progressive comics, activists and thinkers hosted by Francesca Fiorentini
||ExplicitEP 19: The Art of the Green New Deal||Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to save the planet AND the middle class? Not before Nancy Pelosi tinkles all over it. Francesca welcomes Crooked Media's Erin Gloria Ryan and The Young Turk's Brett Erlich to assess whether centrist shade has been thrown,||2/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 18: The Masked Democratic Primary Candidate||And so the madness begins. Not with a bang but with meaningless polling data. Two more unqualified comedians Kiran Deol (Crooked Media's "Hysteria" Podcast) and Matt Lieb (Newsbroke, Filmdrunk Podcast) join Francesca to separate centrist from progressiv||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 17: Home Is Where The Regime Change Is||Mike Pence speaks Spanish for one reason and one reason only: Venezuelan oil money. Plus another Scooby Doo moment in the Mueller investigation nabs yet another mediocre Trump crook who wasn't gonna get away with it, Roger Stone. Badass feminist organiz||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP16: Into the Sandersverse (LIVE!)||Teachers are organizing en masse around the country and four people are running for President whose names aren't Bernie Sanders. Comedian Joyelle Nicole Johnson (Patriot Act with Hasan Minaj, Broad City) and racial justice organizer N'Tanya Lee (Left Ro||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 15: Bump and Gaslight||R Kelly and Donald Trump have a striking amount of trash in common. Francesca welcomes comedian and writer Dewayne Perkins (The Break with Michelle Wolf) and journalist Paula Neudorf (YR Media & Viceland) to The Bitchuation Room to discuss how the presi||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 14: Gym Membership or Medicare for All?||A new year means the same ole you but a new Congress! For the first time Democrats in the House will hold hearings on Medicare for All to build support for what's shaping up to be the defining issue come 2020. Helping to doctor-splain it all is Paul Son||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 13: Now Streaming on Spaceflix||It's a libertarian's dream come true as the government grinds to a halt over a border wall. Francesca is joined by Feminist Frequency's Anita Sarkeesian and comedians Atsuko Okatsuka and Matt Lieb to assess the current state of the nation and to put 201||12/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 12: It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Socialism (LIVE!)||Why are Americans taking an interest in democratic socialism? What led to the radical left movements of the 60s and 70s in the United States and which vintage shop can we get some at? In the second live episode of The Bitchuation Room, Francesca and co-||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 11: Baby It's Cold On The Border||It's that time of year when we gather as family and look at the US-Mexico border and think "How the f**k has it come to this?!" The death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl in border patrol custody and the Department of Homeland Security's 'not my problem||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 10: Democracy Slips Like a Bathrobe||with Jena Friedman and John Iadarola||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 9: Thank U, Next President||Trump's 'very cool and very legal' business dealings with a foreign power that tampered in US elections are everything but. To discuss what recent Russia revelations might amount to, Francesca is joined by former Fusion host Nando Villa and comedian and||12/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 8: Ding Dong the CA GOP is dead (LIVE!)||Even plastic bags get more love than Republicans in California, after a blue tsunami flipped 6 of 7 contested seats for the Democrats. To eulogize the Grand Old Party and talk about what it means for progressives, Francesca is joined by comedians Nato G||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 7: 'Lean In' to Propaganda||Facebook betrays us again but we still can't quit. Like an abusive partner you keep going back to for those dank memes. Meanwhile the Israeli military somehow needs more money because occupation is expensive and Pharrell Williams is "Happy" to oblige. P||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 6: That's One Pissed Off POTUS||Democracy ain't dead. Days after Democrats take back the house with historic turnout and a record number of women winning congressional seats, Francesca makes sense of the midterms along with comedian Jessica Sele and radio producer Sam Greenspan. They||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 5: Door Knocking VS Cage Rattling||Hours away from a potential blue wave of democratic midterm victories nationwide, Grandpa Donald keeps ratcheting up the fear. To discuss pre-electoral madness with Francesca in The Bitchuation Room is her childhood friend Yonatan Rosen, and the executi||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 4: Midterms, Media and Megyn Kelly's $60M orgasm||Mass shooters, bomb threats and the right's spin have got Francesca and frands wondering: who am truth? A powerhouse episode featuring Gasland director and former Bernie delegate Josh Fox, along with ASMR addict and Newsbroke producer Kate Elston. We ta||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 3: The Prince, The Cherokee and The Racist Leprechaun||Journalist Shane Bauer and Comedian Natasha Muse join Francesca to discuss how beards are now more Nazi than hipster, thoughts on Elizabeth Warren's big DNA reveal and the four months Shane worked in a private prison. Plus bad Irish accents for a good c||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 2: "It All Falls Down"||Three comedians hash out the UN climate report, whether Kanye has always been a bit of a "black skinhead", why the future governor of California should stick to wine, and how to sext the Saudi Prince. Joining host Francesca Fiorentini is Karinda Dobbins||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEP 1: FAKE SAVIORS & REAL DOUCHEBAGS||In the first throwdown of the Bitchuation Room, Francesca and friends Carlos Martinez and Matt Lieb discuss Justice Brett and the male fear of "losing power"/being held accountable, Lindsay Lohan becoming #SaviorSandy, deportees in Tijuana, La Croix poi||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDropping Soon! The Bitchuation Room||The West Wing has one, Wolf Blitzer has one, and you know what? #TimesUp on them. Enter "The Bitchuation Room", located in the Left Wing of your comedy podcasts, where low level talks reach high level stank. TBR is a weekly hour of semi-structured sparr||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast RULES
Leftist perspective, great analysis, and funny comedy. I wish there was more stuff like this out there.
Francesca is AWESOME!
This is a great podcast! I am enjoying it emensly.
The worlds foremost serious, funny, informed, journalist. Tyrants shake and tremble at the decisively accurate, cutting criticisms they deserve. Francesca Fiorentini gives, continually living as evidence that the pen is sharper than the sword and always mightier.
Love this program!❤️