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Chapo Trap House is an American politics and humor podcast hosted by Will Menaker, Matt Christman, Felix Biederman, Amber A'Lee Frost and Virgil Texas, and produced by Chris Wade. The podcast became known for its irreverent leftist commentary in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Notable guests have included comedians Bill Corbett, David Cross, Rob Delaney, Tim Heidecker, Joe Mande, Patton Oswalt, James Adomian, Sam Seder, and Brandon Wardell; documentarian Adam Curtis; journalists Jeremy Scahill, Matt Taibbi, Liza Featherstone, and Alex Pareene; authors China Miéville and Naomi Klein; and policy analyst Matt Bruenig.

The first episode of Chapo Trap House was released on March 13, 2016. As of August 25, 2019, 190 episodes have been released.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

2016[edit | edit source]

No.
overall
Given No.TitleGuestsOriginal air dateNotes
11"THA SAGA BEGINS"March 13, 2016 (March 13, 2016)
22"We Need to Talk About Kevin (a.k.a Enta the Dungeon)"March 19, 2016 (March 19, 2016)
33"Freeway Ross Douthat Sailboat Dope"Brendan JamesMarch 27, 2016 (March 27, 2016)Brendan became the show's full-time producer after this episode.
44"Bernie Blanco From the Bronx"April 3, 2016 (April 3, 2016)
55"What's So Civil About the Civil War Anyway?"Carl BeijerApril 10, 2016 (April 10, 2016)
66"Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice & Development"Matt V. BradyApril 17, 2016 (April 17, 2016)
77"The Prince & the Egg: An Anil Dash Adventure"April 24, 2016 (April 24, 2016)
88"Children of Bruen"Elizabeth BruenigMay 1, 2016 (May 1, 2016)
99"Trump Stakes or Election 2016: The Age of Apocalypse"May 8, 2016 (May 8, 2016)
1010"No FoPo, Fight the Blob"Derek W. DavisonMay 15, 2016 (May 15, 2016)
1110.5"Doctor Faustus"May 18, 2016 (May 18, 2016)Premium
1211"Cranking the Donkey"Matt TaibbiMay 22, 2016 (May 22, 2016)
1311.5"The French Vasectomy"May 25, 2016 (May 25, 2016)Premium
1412"Love That Ron"Virgil TexasMay 29, 2016 (May 29, 2016)
1512.5"Eyes Wide Cuck"June 1, 2016 (June 1, 2016)Premium
1613"Justified But Woke"Connor KilpatrickJune 6, 2016 (June 6, 2016)
1714"Chillin' In Cedar Rapids Iowa"June 13, 2016 (June 13, 2016)
1815"Alligator Tears"Roqayah ChammseddineJune 16, 2016 (June 16, 2016)Premium
1916"The Male Female Radio Hour"Lee FangJune 20, 2016 (June 20, 2016)
2017"The Road to Soavedom"Robby SoaveJune 25, 2016 (June 25, 2016)Premium
2118"The Upset Guv'ner: DeCrecio's Brexit Bungle"Jonathan ShaninJune 26, 2016 (June 26, 2016)
2219"Boobs, Sir, I Punched the Bursar"June 30, 2016 (June 30, 2016)Premium
2320"Chapo vs. Sherdog: UFC 2000"Jordan BreenJuly 5, 2016 (July 5, 2016)
2421"Oaxaca Flocka Flame"Tony (@MexicAnarchist)July 8, 2016 (July 8, 2016)Premium
2522"The Trap Is A MESS"Vic BergerJuly 11, 2016 (July 11, 2016)
2623"Reign All Over My Face"July 14, 2016 (July 14, 2016)Premium
2724"Gulens Gonna Gulen"Derek W. DavisonJuly 18, 2016 (July 18, 2016)Derek's 2nd episode
2825"Lady Ghostbusters"Amber A'Lee FrostJuly 24, 2016 (July 24, 2016)Premium
2926"ReTHUGlican National CRIMEvation"Bryan Quinby (@MurderBryan)July 25, 2016 (July 25, 2016)
3027"Tomorrow Belongs to Them"Dan O'Sullivan (@Bro_Pair)July 30, 2016 (July 30, 2016)
3128"Chapo Comes Alive!"Bryan Quinby and Brett PayneAugust 3, 2016 (August 3, 2016)Premium, live show, Bryan's 2nd episode
3229"London Is Falling"Sam KrissAugust 3, 2016 (August 3, 2016)Premium
3330"Freeway Ross Douthat Pt. 2: The Harvard Plug"Brendan JamesAugust 5, 2016 (August 5, 2016)Brendan's 2nd episode
3431"Brooklyn Tyrannical Gardens"August 11, 2016 (August 11, 2016)Premium
3532"Suicide Is Shameless"Matt V. BradyAugust 15, 2016 (August 15, 2016)Matt Brady's 2nd episode
3633"The Uncucking of the Candidate"Libby WatsonAugust 18, 2016 (August 18, 2016)Premium
3734"Masculinity for Boys"August 22, 2016 (August 22, 2016)
3835"Bloodlands"Adrian BonenbergerAugust 25, 2016 (August 25, 2016)Premium
3936"Dear Gulen"Liza FeatherstoneAugust 29, 2016 (August 29, 2016)
4037"Teen Party"Brandon WardellSeptember 1, 2016 (September 1, 2016)Premium
4138"Elevator to Heaven"Maria HengevaldSeptember 5, 2016 (September 5, 2016)
4239"The Conqueror"Derek W. DavisonSeptember 9, 2016 (September 9, 2016)Premium; Derek's 3rd episode
4340"Sborts Night"Greg HowardSeptember 12, 2016 (September 12, 2016)
4441"Smash"Alex Nichols (@Lowenaffchen)September 16, 2016 (September 16, 2016)Premium
4542"Uber for Ubermensch"Ed Zitron and Noah KulwinSeptember 18, 2016 (September 18, 2016)
4643"ElfQuest"September 22, 2016 (September 22, 2016)Premium
4744"The Gowanus Ideas Festival"Virgil Texas and Sam KrissSeptember 26, 2016 (September 26, 2016)Virgil and Sam's 2nd episodes, live show
4845"Cath Bash"October 1, 2016 (October 1, 2016)Premium
4946"No Cucks in the Foxhole"James AdomianOctober 4, 2016 (October 4, 2016)
5047"War Is Hell"Francis (@ArmyStang)October 6, 2016 (October 6, 2016)Premium
5148"A Problem from Heck"Chase MadarOctober 9, 2016 (October 9, 2016)
5249"Caleb"October 12, 2016 (October 12, 2016)Premium
5350"AKP 50th Episode Ergenekon Extravaganza"Matt KarpOctober 17, 2016 (October 17, 2016)
5451"The Post Officers"Katherine KruegerOctober 19, 2016 (October 19, 2016)Premium
5552"Dirty Wars 2: Rise of McRaven"Jeremy ScahillOctober 23, 2016 (October 23, 2016)
5653"The French Resistance"Alexander ZaitchikOctober 26, 2016 (October 26, 2016)Premium
5754"Trap House of Horror: The Hanging Boyz"Kath BarbadoroOctober 30, 2016 (October 30, 2016)
5855"The Chapofication of the Western Male"November 2, 2016 (November 2, 2016)Premium
5956"Under Siege Year 3: Before Year Zero"Brendan JamesNovember 7, 2016 (November 7, 2016)Brendan's 3rd episode
6057"Chapo News Network Election Night Live Show"Virgil TexasNovember 8, 2016 (November 8, 2016)Virgil's 3rd episode; live show
6158"We Live in the Zone Now"Virgil TexasNovember 12, 2016 (November 12, 2016)Virgil's 4th episode
6259"Tell Your God to Ready for Chud"Matt Karp and Connor KilpatrickNovember 17, 2016 (November 17, 2016)Premium, Matt Karp and Connor's 2nd episode, Amber and Virgil become co-hosts
6360"Off-Off-Broadway"Erin Gloria RyanNovember 20, 2016 (November 20, 2016)
6461"Who Makes the Nazis?"Ricky RawlsNovember 24, 2016 (November 24, 2016)
6562"Chapo Struggle Session"November 30, 2016 (November 30, 2016)Premium
6662.5"Felix After Dark"December 3, 2016 (December 3, 2016)Premium; Felix solo episode
6763"SuccessFail: The McMegan Story"Ezekiel Kweku (@theshrillest)December 4, 2016 (December 4, 2016)
6864"Candyman IV: Curse of Caleb"Katie HalperDecember 8, 2016 (December 8, 2016)Premium
6965"No Future"Adam CurtisDecember 11, 2016 (December 11, 2016)
7066"Pizza Party!"Jacob BacharachDecember 16, 2016 (December 16, 2016)Premium
7167"The Swordfish Episode"December 17, 2016 (December 17, 2016)
7267.5"The Inebriated Past"December 21, 2016 (December 21, 2016)Premium; Matt Christman solo episode
7368"Applebees Christmas Spectacular"Kath BarbadoroDecember 23, 2016 (December 23, 2016)Kath's 2nd episode
7469"Angela & Strawberry"James AdomianDecember 29, 2016 (December 29, 2016)James's 2nd episode

2017[edit | edit source]

No.
overall
Given No.TitleGuestsOriginal air dateNotes
7570"Real Strain Hours"Libby WatsonJanuary 4, 2017 (January 4, 2017)Premium; Libby's 2nd episode
7671"Crapo Cat House: The Half-Lost Episode"Alex Nichols (@Lowenchaffen)January 9, 2017 (January 9, 2017)Alex's 2nd episode
7772"The Pre-Taped Call-In Show"January 13, 2017 (January 13, 2017)Premium
7873"Better Call Saul Alinsky"Bill CorbettJanuary 15, 2017 (January 15, 2017)
7974"Tabletop Game Theory Pt. 1"January 18, 2017 (January 18, 2017)Premium
8075"Mr. Chapo Goes to Washington"Sam KrissJanuary 22, 2017 (January 22, 2017)Sam's 3rd episode
8176"Tabletop Game Theory Pt. 2"January 24, 2017 (January 24, 2017)Premium
8277"No Country for Gorilla Men"Matt TaibbiJanuary 29, 2017 (January 29, 2017)Matt Taibbi's 2nd episode
8378"Terminal"January 31, 2017 (January 31, 2017)Premium
8478.5"Mixed Martial Law"Karim ZadanFebruary 2, 2017 (February 2, 2017)Premium; Felix's 2nd solo episode
8579"Our Values Are Under Attack"Tim HeideckerFebruary 6, 2017 (February 6, 2017)
8680"Kolob Trap House"Adam FriedlandFebruary 9, 2017 (February 9, 2017)Premium
8781"The Devil In Mother Jones"Shane BauerFebruary 12, 2017 (February 12, 2017)
8882"War Is Heck"Brace Belden (@PissPigGrandad)February 13, 2017 (February 13, 2017)
8983"Boston Skrong"February 15, 2017 (February 15, 2017)Premium
9084"President Wario"February 19, 2017 (February 19, 2017)
9185"The Appropriaters"Shuja HaiderFebruary 22, 2017 (February 22, 2017)Premium
9286"Fash the Patriarchy"Angela NagleFebruary 26, 2017 (February 26, 2017)
9387"The Basketball Snob"March 2, 2017 (March 2, 2017)Premium
9488"Sebastian Goku"Derek W. DavisonMarch 5, 2017 (March 5, 2017)Derek's 4th episode
9589"Napoleanic Rules for Success"@TrilburneMarch 10, 2017 (March 10, 2017)Premium
9690"Gorka's Revenge"James Adomian (as Sebastian Gorka)March 12, 2017 (March 12, 2017)James's 3rd episode
9791"The Lasagne Code"Leon (@leyawn)March 17, 2017 (March 17, 2017)Premium
9892"No. 1 in Heaven"March 20, 2017 (March 20, 2017)
9993"Madness? THIS IS CHAPO"March 23, 2017 (March 23, 2017)Premium
10094"The Brian Johnstown Massacre"Jacob BacharachMarch 26, 2017 (March 26, 2017)
10195"Hillbilly Smellegy"Matt SitmanMarch 30, 2017 (March 30, 2017)Premium
10296"Night At The Museum"Tim Heidecker (as Alex Jones)April 2, 2017 (April 2, 2017)Tim's 2nd episode
10397"Hollywood Upstairs Medical College"Timothy "T-Bone" FaustApril 6, 2017 (April 6, 2017)Premium; later released as free
10498"Gorka II: The Gorkaning"Alex Pareene and James Adomian (as Sebastian Gorka)April 9, 2017 (April 9, 2017)James's 4th episode
10599"Taxi To the Dark Side"Adam FriedlandApril 13, 2017 (April 13, 2017)Premium; Adam's 2nd episode
106100"Chapo Goes To College"Timothy "T-Bone" FaustApril 17, 2017 (April 17, 2017)Live at Harvard University; T-Bone's 2nd episode
107101"Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc"April 19, 2017 (April 19, 2017)Premium
108102"Maintaining Emotional Control"Rob DelaneyApril 23, 2017 (April 23, 2017)
109103"Décision Désk La France"James AdomianApril 26, 2017 (April 26, 2017)Premium; James's 5th episode
110104"We've Always Been Here"April 30, 2017 (April 30, 2017)Live show benefit for the Center for Reproductive Rights on April 27th at Littlefield NYC
111105"The Grey Ladykillers"May 4, 2017 (May 4, 2017)Premium
112106"Work No Play"Timothy "T-Bone" Faust and Miya TokumitsuMay 7, 2017 (May 7, 2017)T-Bone's 3rd episode
113107"Fight Club"Karim ZidanMay 10, 2017 (May 10, 2017)Karim's 2nd episode
114108"Night On Bald Mountain"Matt BruenigMay 14, 2017 (May 14, 2017)
115109"Media Twatters"Libby WatsonMay 19, 2017 (May 19, 2017)Premium; Libby's 3rd episode
116110"The Rocktober Revolution"China MiévilleMay 22, 2017 (May 22, 2017)
117111"The Goddamn Freaking News"May 24, 2017 (May 24, 2017)Premium
118112"Orbsplainer"David CrossMay 25, 2017 (May 25, 2017)
119113"Hit and Run"R.L. StephensJune 1, 2017 (June 1, 2017)Premium; later released as free
120114"Meat The Press"Alex NicholsJune 4, 2017 (June 4, 2017)Alex's 3rd episode
121114.5"God Save Our Jezza"Jonathan ShaininJune 6, 2017 (June 6, 2017)Jonathan's 2nd episode/Special Episode dedicated to the UK Election.
122115"Austin Shitty Limits"Brian GaarJune 7, 2017 (June 7, 2017)Premium
123115.5"Chapo Global Edition: You Down With GCC?"Derek W. DavisonJune 8, 2017 (June 8, 2017)Premium; Derek's 5th episode
124116"Jezz In My Pants"June 12, 2017 (June 12, 2017)
125117"Kill All Nermals"Angela NagleJune 14, 2017 (June 14, 2017)Premium; Angela's 2nd episode
126118"From Russia With CHUD"Sarah JonesJune 18, 2017 (June 18, 2017)
127118.5"The Inebriated Past: Sewer Surfin'"June 21, 2017 (June 21, 2017)Premium; Matt Christman's 2nd solo episode
128119"Bating For Gadot"June 25, 2017 (June 25, 2017)
129120"Fearless Girlilla Mindset"June 28, 2017 (June 28, 2017)Premium
130121"These Things I Believe"July 4, 2017 (July 4, 2017)
131122"The Virgin Suicides"Adam FriedlandJuly 6, 2017 (July 6, 2017)Premium; Adam's 3rd episode
132123"UBIsoft"Clio ChangJuly 10, 2017 (July 10, 2017)
133124"Gabagool"July 13, 2017 (July 13, 2017)Premium
134125"Fast And Furious: Toledo Drifter"Tim HeideckerJuly 15, 2017 (July 15, 2017)Tim's 3rd episode
135126"Tabletop Game Theory Pt. III: The Russian Interference"July 19, 2017 (July 19, 2017)Premium
136127"Dr. Dementia"Ricky RawlsJuly 23, 2017 (July 23, 2017)Ricky's 2nd episode
137128"Tabletop Game Theory Pt. IV: The Russian Interference"July 26, 2017 (July 26, 2017)Premium
138129"The Affordable Covfefe Act"Timothy "T-Bone" FaustJuly 30, 2017 (July 30, 2017)T-Bone's 4th episode
139130"The Milk People"Libby WatsonAugust 4, 2017 (August 4, 2017)Premium; Libby's 4th episode
140131"Deep Dish Chapo: Live @ The Hideout"August 9, 2017 (August 9, 2017)Premium; Live show in Chicago recorded on 8/6/2017
141131.5"Bonus Deep Dish Chapo: Live @ The Hideout"Bryan Quinby and Brett PayneAugust 12, 2017 (August 12, 2017)Premium; Live show in Chicago recorded on 8/6/2017; Bryan's 3rd episode
142132"Bloco's Modern Life"Marcus Barnett, Catarina Príncipe, and Djordje KuzmanovicAugust 12, 2017 (August 12, 2017)
143133"Antifap"Shuja HaiderAugust 18, 2017 (August 18, 2017)Premium, later released as free; Shuja's 2nd episode
144134"Memento Maury"Joe MandeAugust 20, 2017 (August 20, 2017)
145135"Barron Protectors"Leslie LeeAugust 23, 2017 (August 23, 2017)Premium
146136"Lullaby For Lanyards"Joe PrinceAugust 27, 2017 (August 27, 2017)
147137"HUMINT Centipede"August 29, 2017 (August 29, 2017)Premium
148138"Verrit Carefully"Alex NicholsSeptember 5, 2017 (September 5, 2017)Alex's 4th episode
149139"Enter The Noid"September 7, 2017 (September 7, 2017)Premium
150140"DACA Flocka Flame"Karina MorenoSeptember 9, 2017 (September 9, 2017)
151141"Chapo Cartoon Cavalcade"September 14, 2017 (September 14, 2017)Premium
152142"The Schlock Doctrine"Naomi KleinSeptember 17, 2017 (September 17, 2017)
153143"Splattering of the Juggalos"September 21, 2017 (September 21, 2017)Premium
154144"White Men Can't Drumpf"September 24, 2017 (September 24, 2017)
155145"Return of the Blob"Derek DavisonSeptember 28, 2017 (September 28, 2017)Premium; Derek's 6th episode
156146"Better Ingredients, Better Healthcare, Chapo Johns"Timothy "T-Bone" FaustOctober 1, 2017 (October 1, 2017)T-Bone's 5th episode
157147"Gun Kata"October 5, 2017 (October 5, 2017)Premium
158148"Lost In The Sauce"Patton OswaltOctober 9, 2017 (October 9, 2017)
159149"Live @ The Biltmore Hotel"James AdomianOctober 12, 2017 (October 12, 2017)Premium; live recording from LA Podfest on October 6th, 2017; James's 6th episode
160150"Get Kony"Tim HeideckerOctober 14, 2017 (October 14, 2017)Tim's 4th episode
161151"Cass Rules Everything Around Me"October 19, 2017 (October 19, 2017)Premium
162152"Iran Off On the Plug Twice"October 22, 2017 (October 22, 2017)
163153"Dry Goys"Eli ValleyOctober 26, 2017 (October 26, 2017)Premium
164154"Listening Tour"October 30, 2017 (October 30, 2017)
165155"The Antifa Treason And Plot"Will SommerNovember 2, 2017 (November 2, 2017)Premium
166156"38 Ways to Fix Puerto Rico"Aída ChávezNovember 6, 2017 (November 6, 2017)
167156.5"I’d Rather Be Salman"Derek DavisonNovember 8, 2017 (November 8, 2017)Premium; Derek’s 7th episode
168157"Brazile Nuts"David RothNovember 9, 2017 (November 9, 2017)Premium
169158"Double Flynndemnity"November 13, 2017 (November 13, 2017)
170159"Gentleman Ben Franklin"Bill CorbettNovember 16, 2017 (November 16, 2017)Premium
171160"Live at the Bell House"November 16, 2017 (November 16, 2017)Recorded live at the Brooklyn Pod Fest at The Bell House on 11/17/17
172161"Gladiator Boy"November 25, 2017 (November 25, 2017)Premium
173162"Arab Spring Breakers"James Adomian (as Sebastian Gorka)November 28, 2017 (November 28, 2017)James's 7th episode; Felix's 3rd solo episode
174163"Motherbox XXX (The Justice League Episode)"November 29, 2017 (November 29, 2017)Premium
175164"The Deficit Rag"December 4, 2017 (December 4, 2017)
176165"New York State of Mindfulness"Mike RecineDecember 6, 2017 (December 6, 2017)Premium
177166"The Water Genious"Nomiki KonstDecember 10, 2017 (December 10, 2017)
178167"The Poop Touchening"Matt Bruenig and Ryan CooperDecember 14, 2017 (December 14, 2017)Premium; Matt Bruenig's 2nd episode
179168"Nut Neutrality"Sam SederDecember 17, 2017 (December 17, 2017)
180169"Alternative Failson Tax"December 20, 2017 (December 20, 2017)Premium
181170"A Christman Carol"James Adomian (as Sebastian Gorka), Brendan James, Rob Whisman, and Stefan HeckDecember 24, 2017 (December 24, 2017)Christmas special; parody of A Christmas Carol; James's 8th episode
182171"The Way of the Shadow Wolves"December 28, 2017 (December 28, 2017)Premium
183172"So It's Come To This..."Brendan JamesDecember 31, 2017 (December 31, 2017)Clip show; official introduction of new producer Chris Wade

2018[edit | edit source]

No.
overall
Given No.TitleGuestsOriginal air dateNotes
184173"Pontypool Chapos Everything"January 3, 2018 (January 3, 2018)Premium
185174"Ooohh Baby I Like It Raw"January 7, 2018 (January 7, 2018)
186175"The Dark Professor"January 9, 2018 (January 9, 2018)Premium
187176"Any Port In a Stormy"Alex PareeneJanuary 13, 2018 (January 13, 2018)Alex's 2nd episode
188177"The News Queen"Brendan JamesJanuary 17, 2018 (January 17, 2018)Premium
189178"Government Nutdown"January 22, 2018 (January 22, 2018)
190179"The Inebriated Past Part 3: SDS and the Weather Underground"January 25, 2018 (January 25, 2018)Premium; Matt Christman's 3rd solo episode
191180"D Triple C 6 Mafia feat. Ryan Grim"Ryan GrimJanuary 25, 2018 (January 25, 2018)

Repeat guests[edit | edit source]

Virgil Texas and Brendan James made multiple appearances before becoming cohosts, and Amber A'Lee Frost also made a guest appearance before becoming a cohost. After retiring as producer, Brendan James regularly continues to appear as a guest.

1. James Adomian (8) (including brief in-character appearances)
2. Derek Davison (7)
3. Timothy "T-Bone" Faust (5)
4. Alex Nichols (4)
4. Libby Watson (4)
4. Tim Heidecker (4) (including brief in-character appearance as Alex Jones)
7. Adam Friedland (3)
7. Sam Kriss (3)
7. Bryan Quinby (3)
10. Matt Taibbi (2)
10. Kath Barbadoro (2)
10. Ricky Rawls (2)
10. Angela Nagle (2)
10. Matt V. Brady (2)
10. Karim Zidan (2)
10. Connor Kilpatrick (2)
10. Matt Karp (2)
10. Shuja Haider (2)
10. Matt Bruenig (2)
10. Alex Pareene (2)

External links[edit | edit source]

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