With more than 20,000 subscribers and Patreon supporters, the Chapo Trap House political/comedy podcast troupe is garnering international attention and acclaim. Hosted by Will Menaker, Matt Christman, Felix Biederman, Amber A’Lee Frost and Virgil Texas, the podcast became known for its far left commentary in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Their new book, “The Chapo Guide to Revolution” is currently on the New York Times Bestseller’s List and has been favorably reviewed in Newsweek, Vanity Fair, and The Huffington Post among many others.
Join us for a rare opportunity on Thursday, Nov. 29, to discuss the book and all things political with the “Chapo Gang,” fresh off of their sold-out Mid-West tour, via video-conference from 12 to 1:15 p.m. in Titchener Room 101. The discussion will be moderated by Communications Instructor Nick Bongiorno.
“There are a lot of frustrated teens and 20-somethings right now who recognize that older generations have failed them. They want alternatives to the bad baby boomer politics they’ve lived through for most of their lives, but they also feel powerless to change any of the big forces pushing the planet towards apocalypse ― climate change, fascism, parents…. Chapo’s slacker aesthetic could indeed be an effective way to keep the politically curious from falling for the dark side.”
-Zach Carter, The Huffington Post.