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The Backchannel

Zaid Jilani and Leighton Woodhouse

For our regular listeners of Extremely Offline: It’s been a while! Since we effectively closed down XO, the world has gone to shit. We’re not necessarily saying the one caused the other, but just in case, we’re bringing the pod back, but under a new name. Zaid and I, along with our friend Shant Mesrobian, have launched a new show on YouTube called “The Backchannel,” and we’re going to stream it here as an audio podcast, as well. The format is a little different, and a little looser, than XO, but with the same spirit of free discourse, and with some of our past guests popping in from time to time. Hope you’ll stay a subscriber.—Leighton

Recent Episodes

Why Immigrants Are Happier, More Patriotic, Less Woke, and More OptimisticAugust 01, 2020 Episode artwork How the Left Became the Right. With Matt Taibbi and Glenn GreenwaldJuly 29, 2020 Episode artwork Will the Surge in Panic Gun Buying Have a Long-Term Effect?July 28, 2020 Episode artwork Chill Out, Ilhan Omar's Mailer Is Not a Scandal. With Daniel MaransJuly 24, 2020 Episode artwork The Left Is Freaking Out Over…John Kasich?July 23, 2020 Episode artwork It's Now Easier to Fire People for Saying Racist or Sexist Things. Yay?July 22, 2020 Episode artwork Fordham University Gets Triggered [SHORT]July 19, 2020 Episode artwork The Defund Police Protests Are Working. Is That a Good Thing?July 16, 2020 Episode artwork Why the Racial Wealth Gap Isn't What You Think It Is, with Matt BruenigJuly 09, 2020 Episode artwork Why Are the Victims of the Riots Being Ignored? With Michael TraceyJuly 07, 2020 Episode artwork Introducing The BackchannelJuly 02, 2020 Episode artwork Extremely Offline: Wesley Yang and Lee Fang on Being Asian-American in the Age of IdentityDecember 11, 2019 Episode artwork Extremely Offline: Osita Nwanevu and Jesse Singal on "Cancel Culture"October 07, 2019 Episode artwork Extremely Offline: Neil Fligstein and Dylan Riley on Marx v. Weber in Explaining the Current Historical MomentSeptember 25, 2019 Episode artwork Extremely Offline: Adam Gaffney and Chris Pope on Health Care ReformAugust 31, 2019 Episode artwork Extremely Offline: Bill Scher and Richard Eskow on Round 2 of the Democratic DebatesAugust 03, 2019 Episode artwork Extremely Offline: Daniel Marans and Joe Simonson on the 2020 Democratic Presidential Campaign TrailJuly 27, 2019 Episode artwork Extremely Offline: Onkar Ghate and Austin Hayden Smidt on Ayn Rand, Objectivism, Capitalism, Selfishness and AltruismJune 18, 2019 Episode artwork Extremely Offline: Charlie Eaton and Daniel Friedman on the Higher Education RacketMay 23, 2019 Episode artwork Extremely Offline: Jesse Singal and Andy Ngo on Multiculturalism, Diversity and Assimilation in the WestMay 13, 2019 Episode artwork Extremely Offline: Peter Daou and Nomiki Konst on the Divided Democratic PartyMay 06, 2019 Episode artwork Extremely Offline: Sarah Haider and Shadi Hamid on Islam in the Modern WorldMay 01, 2019 Episode artwork Extremely Offline: Glenn Greenwald and David Klion on the Mueller Report — Russiagate Part 2April 19, 2019 Episode artwork Extremely Offline: Mike Cernovich and Katie Herzog on Trolls, Social Media Mobs, and the Fever Swamp Outrage Machine We Call the InternetApril 12, 2019 Episode artwork Extremely Offline: Cenk Uygur and Michael Tracey on the Mueller Report and Media Accountability — Russiagate Part 1April 08, 2019 Episode artwork