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On this, our glorious siren song our hosts go over their favorite episodes and biggest problems with the show. They also talk politics because it seems like that's what people want to hear, probably. It's a safe bet by this point. Thanks to ev
Is NAMBLA real? What are communists up to in Star Wars? Is the constitution any good? Mysterious law man and comedian John Bilancini joins the gang to answer these questions and more in an episode fans are calling "a very nice podcast." Come
Are you pro con con? Or con con con? Are DA's bad? Has the Red Bear activated a top agent on the inside? We invite attorney, DSA organizer, and overall smart person Renee Paradis to answer all these questions and more. Maybe our finest installm
Fan favorite Danny Katch (socialistworker.org) returns to the program to talk about American Democracy and his new book Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People. It is a fun one! Please send us fan mail or mean spirited mail at [email protected]
NYC comedy mavericks Sam Ruddy (@samlymatters) and Kenice Mobley (@kfmawesomeness) join the show. We talk the women's convention, the skeleton convention, call-out-culture, the oppression of gingers, and when jokes... are bad(?!)
Natalie Shure (Adam Ruins Everything) joins the podcast to talk a bit about co-pays and issues with America's healthcare system. We decide we don't like Harvey Weinstein, and address Anders quest to become the oldest living man. Be sure to che
Comedian Irene Hartmann (@vontrapplord) joins the team for a discussion of all terrible things under the sun at the Alex Ptak Apartment Studios. How are you handling the mass murders? Are you for or against aliens? What does the great Tucker C
Whoa whoa whoa! With all of the powerful gods of luck aligning, we managed to secure an amazing interview with an anonymous contributor from anticapitalist news hub ItsGoingDown.org. We talk about the reactionary base of the establishment media
Surprise! We got Kate Evans on the show! Kate is a cartoonist and author of the new book Threads From The Refugee Crisis. We talk to her about her experience visiting the refugee camp, the overall dearth of human dignity allowed to migrants, a
Have you ever been thrown out of a Trump Rally? Statistically probably not! But Arish Singh has! Arish (@arishish) opens up about the issues of mischaracterizing identity politics and being a "political comedian" without constantly working on y
Hillary's got a new book and it's getting a lot of coverage, but we're the only ones with the inside scoop on Lincoln Chafee's! We also talk about Martin O'Malley's hot body and Anders' big idea for a woke viral video. Then Jake Flores gives us
Ladies and gentlemen blare your horns! Anders Lee returns triumphant to the Left Jest podcast! Anders is dying to talk about a fake facebook account he made as Jenna Bush and the ISO convention. Then a bunch of other stuff kind of happens. The
It's been a week, but we're gonna do it! We're tackling the rise and fall of Nazis in America. Is it funny? Parts are! First check out Alex's intro with guest co-host Danny Felts, ignore the reverb sound Danny left on the recording, and then en
Check out this interview recorded last year! Trans social media diva Angelica Vice comes on the show to talk out her views on sexuality and politics with then-hosts Ian Garcia and Anders Lee. Interesting talk radio, babyyyyy. We'll be back wi
This week Left Jest opens its doors to Dominic Fogarty and Pedro Salinas, two down and out comedians / immigrants looking to forge a better life in the glorious lands of Talk Radio. Which comedian is secretly in the CIA? Is there a village of
It's DSA convention week! We invite on Jazz Hooks, co-writer of the scandalous Afro-Socialist Caucus proposal to discuss misconceptions people might have about race in the DSA. Specifically, the people at Dead Pundits Society who covered the pr
We invite former Austin comic Kath Barbadoro in to tell us about snakes, cowboy hats, performing for Trump supporters, and what the hell is wrong with the god damn MTA. Oh and it's important to know Raghav is sitting next to a prop for a wizar
There is a spector haunting this episode... the spector of comedian David Spector! This is a very silly one. We talk the new DCCC slogans, Left entry-ism, Social Democracy vs. Socialism, the DPRK, and most of all Sicilian pizza. Everyone is s
Writer and activist Loubna Mrie stops in to educate America's smartest and most talented comedians on the Syrian war. Unfortunately those comedians all have to reschedule and the hosts of this podcast are there instead. So really, everyone lose
This one is an old fashioned ho down / bro down. David Tveite (@tveitprivelege)joins us in the legendary Alex Ptak's Apartment Studios to discuss the business of stand up comedy. When do you get paid? Should porn be political? How many clubs ar
Alex is out of town so Andy Palmer (Democracy Later Podcast) is locked in to crack open contemporary issues like Train Gate. We follow up on the UK snap election, Hillary's slaves, and chat Raghav's undisputed favorite rapper, Macklemore.
Prophets of Profit (w/ Nicole Aschoff) by Left Jest
We have Jack Smith IV (mic.com) back on the program to discuss his recent trip to Boston to cover the weird 4chan people. Who are they? Why are they awful? We also go over the on-boarding process on the modern Left, coalition building with the
Iain Marcks (American Cinematographer) returns with Hann Cowger (Cinder Block Comedy Festival) to break down the cyberpunk movement. What is Cyberpunk? What are its politics? Was my mom right about video games? Should I replace my eyes with la
Like Star Wars, get it? A New Host? A New Hope? Like Star Wars? Raghav Mehta takes the blood oath to become an official host of the podcast with Alex and Anders. We break down the movie Get Me Roger Stone on Netflix, and discuss random commie
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