In episode 50 of sh!tpost, host Jared Holt discusses THE MUELLER, new Apple releases, a Fox News/QAnon pipeline, and other stories of the week. Josh Russell joins us to debrief us on foreign disinformation in the 2016 campaign and what we can do to stay vigilant in 2020. The Bulwark’s Christian Vanderbrouk talks to us about the mainstreaming of civil war rhetoric in the GOP and paths forward.

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Stories referenced in this episode:

  • Attorney Michael Avenatti arrested, charged with trying to extort Nike (WaPo)
  • New Apple Products (BuzzFeed)
  • Big Sean Opened Up About His Struggles With Anxiety And Depression On Instagram (BuzzFeed News)
  • Logan Paul’s satirical flat Earth doc gets to the heart of YouTube’s recommendation issue (The Verge)
  • Fox News White House Correspondent Inflames QAnon (RWW)
  • Fox News Promotes Pro-Trump QAnon Conspiracy Theorist (The Daily Beast)
  • Kurt Schlichter: Liberals Want To Ban Meat Because Doing So Sparks Joy (RWW)
  • Juvenile Arrested In Connection to Threat Against CHS (NBC29)
  • Krispy Kreme owners admit to family history of Nazi ties (CNN)

This one begins pretty grim. In episode 49 of sh!tpost, host Jared Holt and co-host Jack discuss the New Zealand terrorist attack carried out by a white supremacist. Data & Society research affiliate and Stanford PhD student Becca Lewis joins us to talk further about networks of extremism online. We then move on to some lighter topics like Egg Boy, Shane Dawson’s cat-sex denial, and Rep. Devin Nunes’ LOLsuit against Twitter shitposters.

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Stories referenced in this episode:

  • It happened again. (RWW)
  • Facebook Says It Removed 1.5 Million Videos of Christchurch Massacre Within 24 Hours (Gizmodo)
  • Reddit bans two graphic subreddits (BuzzFeed)
  • Egg Boy (The Cut)
  • J.K. Rowling Wants You To Know How Gay Dumbledore Really Was (Esquire)
  • Shane Dawson did NOT have sex with his cat (Refinery29)
  • Rep. Devin Nunes sues over “shadow banning” (Fox News)
  • Owen Benjamin is running off the rails… hard. (RWW)
  • Michael Flynn’s Family Is at War With Each Other Over QAnon (The Daily Beast)
  • QAnon Murder? (
  • 7 U.S. Military Members Identified As Part Of White Nationalist Group (HuffPost)
  • Milo Yiannopoulos has been banned from Australia (Splinter)
  • Myspace deleted 12 years’ worth of music in a botched server migration (The Verge)
  • Google denies working with the Chinese military after Trump criticism (NBC News)
  • YouTube creators are using a hilarious tactic to combat copyright policies (The Verge)
  • Esports comes to the Simpsons (CNBC)

In episode 48 of sh!tpost, host Jared Holt and co-host Jack talk about Megan McCain crying on national television, why people are throwing cheese at infants, and those Tucker Carlson archive tapes. Twitter user and resident expert @Tankie_Vaciedo joins us to talk about “was bappin?” and Dan from Knowledge Fight helps us break down news that Paul Joseph Watson is leaving Infowars.

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Stories referenced in this episode:

  • Tucker Carlson tapes drop (MMFA)
  • Elizabeth Warren announces plan to break up big tech (BuzzFeed News)
  • HQ Trivia’s first live event was ruined by people who weren’t in the audience (The Verge)
  • The Right cheers for Andrew Yang (The Daily Beast)
  • Canadian politician asked about Pizzagate theory (CBC)
  • Jerome Corsi is suing Infowars (The Daily Beast)
  • Unicorn Riot Drops New Discord and Slack Leaks (Unicorn Riot)
  • The Wrong Stuff (SPLC)
  • The President signed a boob, proving we are in fact living in the sequel to Taladega Nights (Twitter)
  • Bill Mitchell Declares that Trump is being guided by God (RWW)
  • Twitter has launched a new prototype app “TWTTR” (TechCrunch)

In episode 47 of sh!tpost, host Jared Holt and co-host Jack talk about the “Momo Challenge,” Notch supporting QAnon, and of course CPAC. The Intercept’s Aída Chávez and HuffPost’s Christopher Mathias join us to share their takeaways from the annual conservative conference.

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Stories referenced in this episode:

  • Google, siding with Saudi Arabia, refuses to remove widely-criticized government app which lets men track women and control their travel (Business Insider)
  • We Don’t Know If The Momo Challenge Is Real, And That’s The Problem (BuzzFeed News)
  • Anti-Vaxxers Are Cozying Up to the Far Right Online (The Daily Beast)
  • Notch: “Q is legit. Don’t trust the media.” (Twitter)
  • Alex Jones And Joe Rogan Made Peace With A Bizarre Podcast (Forbes)
  • Proud Boys Members Have Pleaded Guilty To Charges In The New York City Attack (BuzzFeed News)
  • THQ Nordic delivered a masterclass in blowing up your brand (Polygon)

In episode 46 of sh!tpost, host Jared Holt talks about Roger Stone apologizing for posts, the Blippi bombshell, and a Mar a Lago pastry chef’s support for QAnon. Chris James of Not Even a Show joins the show to talk to us about pranking right-wing radio hosts.

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Stories referenced in this episode:

  • Robocop hired to protect KFC recipe (io9)
  • This Female Twitter Comic Was Actually a Man Pretending to Be His Own Wife (The Cut)
  • Kids YouTube Star Blippi “Regrets” The Viral Video In Which He Poops All Over His Friend (BuzzFeed)
  • BuzzFeed News conducted the first-ever survey of attitudes of tech workers toward the media (BuzzFeed)
  • YouTube tries a crackdown on pedophile communities, the content creator scene panics (The Daily Beast)
  • Turning Point USA Chapters Call For Candace Owens’ Expulsion (RWW)
  • Roger Stone apologizes for his posts (AP)
  • QAnon reaches Mar-a-Lago’s kitchen (1100 Pennsylvania)
  • YouTube yanks ads from anti-vax videos (BuzzFeed)
  • Facebook let advertisers target… wait for it… Nazis (LA Times)
  • Taking a moment to pour one out for Faith Goldy (CANDALAND)

In episode 45 of sh!tpost, hosts Jared Holt and Jack unpack Candace Owens’ Hitler comments, the unmasking of a neo-Nazi podcaster, and the arrest of a prominent Gamergate icon. We’re joined by Luke O’Neil, who is our guide through Hell World (support his newsletter here), and HuffPost senior reporter Sebastian Murdock, who got in a Twitter fight with Cool Cat.

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Stories referenced in this episode:

  • Candace Owens thinks Hitler was just a bit too ambitious (The Daily Beast).
  • Jeff Bezos Dick Pic? (GQ).
  • ‘Digital Blackface’: Pro-Trump Trolls Are Impersonating Black People on Twitter (The Daily Beast).
  • State of the Q-nion (RWW).
  • Facebook pulls more Infowars pages (RWW).
  • Laura Loomer Banned from Paypal (The Hill).
  • Grandpa Lampshade Unmasked (HuffPost).
  • ICE senior adviser Jon Feere is an Ann Coulter superfan who loves her racist immigration writings (Media Matters).
  • ‘Gamergate’ Advocate Arrested on Allegations of Molesting Child (RWW).
  • Google Is Pulling Websites From Searches At Russia’s Request (BuzzFeed).
  • Spotify May Suspend Your Account If It Catches You Using Ad Blockers (Gizmodo).
  • Apple will compensate the teenage who found the Facetime bug (Tech Crunch).
  • Senator introduces a bill to legalize marijuana and it’s called S.420 (The Verge).
  • Discord Comes Under Fire for Alleged Moderator Abuse and Furry Corruption (Newsweek).