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Red Scare

Red Scare

Red Scare is a cultural commentary podcast hosted by bohemian layabouts Anna Khachiyan and Dasha Nekrasova. Support the ladies on Patreon: Follow @annakhachiyan Follow @nobody_stop_me

1:22:31 | Sep 9th

The ladies are joined by poet Ariana Reines to discuss poetry, astrology and her new release, A Sand Book. See Ariana read on 9/11 with Ali Leibegott at The Poetry Project and on 9/13 at The Strand with CAConrad, Rob Brezsny and Zoe Brezsny.

03:28 | Sep 3rd

The ladies review Lana Del Rey's new album and Dave Chappelle's latest special.
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1:09:25 | Aug 29th

The ladies discuss Marianne Williamson's Roxy fundraiser, the Jeffrey Epstein hearing, Kim Kardashian's "cultural appropriation" shapewear scandal, and Caitlin Flanagan's take on Ilhan Omar's FGM stance.

02:24 | Aug 23rd

The ladies discuss Arthur Chu's thread on exposing kids to fetish, Penelope Gristlefink's letter to the Atlantic editor, and Mia Khalifa's claim that she only made $12,000 in the porn industry.

1:07:20 | Aug 20th

The ladies discuss the Portland antifa, the Hong Kong demonstrations, and the efficacy of protest in general, with an interlude on Dasha's Epstein truther meetup.

02:36 | Aug 16th

The ladies discuss Equinox's fundraising scandal, Chris Cuomo's Fredo flap, Jeffrey Epstein's Russian bodyguard, Joanna Schroeder's parenting meltdown, and Amazon's "drone"-led PR outreach debacle.

1:04:54 | Aug 12th

The ladies discuss Jeffrey Epstein's mysterious death and Emily Ratajkowski's feminist theorizing. Read Emrata's essay on what it means to be "hyper-feminine" on Harper's.

01:58 | Aug 3rd

The ladies discuss round two of the Democratic debates, Jeffrey Epstein's plan to inseminate the world, and Alan Dershowitz's age of consent woes.

1:13:06 | Jul 30th

Patrik Sandberg is back again for part two of two-part episode to review Quentin Tarantino's penultimate film, "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.

02:18 | Jul 27th

Patrik Sandberg returns for part one of two-part episode to talk about The Cut's viral exposé, "The Most Gullible Man in Cambridge," about how a Harvard law professor got gamed by a pair of woke feminist grifters.

1:12:04 | Jul 24th

The ladies discuss Samantha Bee's proposition to Marianne Williamson, Marvel's new diversity initiative, the push to cancel Quentin Tarantino, and The New Yorker redux of the Al Franken case.

02:53 | Jul 20th

Poster socialite Mecha stops by the pod to talk about Catholicism and the Left, the role of organized religion in challenging the liberal consensus, the church's stance on abortion and homosexuality, and its well-publicized pedophilia problem.

58:15 | Jul 17th

The ladies discuss Beto's slaveowner roots, Grimes' cyborg training regimen, and The Squad's superfeud with Pelosi and Trump.

02:14 | Jul 13th

The ladies review Ari Aster's latest release, Midsommar, and HBO's new Michelle Carter doc, I Love You, Now Die. (Skip to the 33-minute mark to avoid spoilers!)

1:06:59 | Jul 10th

The ladies discuss Ross Perot's passing, Tom Steyer's presidential bid, Ljubljana's controversial new Melania Trump statue, the casting of a black Ariel in the live action Little Mermaid reboot, and billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's sex traffic...Show More

1:20:39 | Jul 3rd

The ladies are back to discuss Andy Ngo's scuffle with Portland antifa, Trump's visit to North Korea, and Vogue's profile of the women Democrats running for president. Plus, we review snubbed presidential contender Marianne Williamson's self-help bes...Show More

02:43 | Jun 28th

The ladies recap the Democratic Debates, plus the E. Jean Carroll, Morrissey and Dalai Lama drama.

1:09:13 | Jun 25th

The ladies stop by WNYC's Podcast Mixtape series. View the video from the livestream on YouTube:

01:35 | Jun 15th

The ladies discuss Sarah Huckabee Sanders' departure from the White House, OJ Simpson's return to Twitter, Jessica Biel's brush with anti-vaxxing, Moira Donegan's claim that men don't do their fair share of household chores and the NYT's reporting on...Show More

1:16:04 | Jun 13th

Angela Nagle returns for the ladies' 100th episode to talk about Beto's "hacktivist" origins, Bernie's socialism speech and the Steven Crowder YouTube ban.

59:17 | Jun 5th

The ladies talk about Pride Month corporate virtue-shilling, Trump's visit to meet the royals, Vice's climate change report and Sephora shuttering its stores to hold inclusion workshops.

1:04:26 | May 29th

The ladies recap their vacations, Moby's Natalie Portman apologia, George Ciccariello-Maher's girlfriend controversy, Joe Biden's "Superpredator" woes and The Cut's viral article on incels getting plastic surgery to look like chads.

1:20:45 | May 22nd

The ladies are on Spring Break, so we're unlocking another premium ep on the heels of the Gucci turban controversy. *** Amber A'Lee Frost stops by the pod to chat about the State of the Union address, Barbara Ehrenreich, Bernie Sanders, and the...Show More

01:44 | May 19th

The ladies navigate your deepest and darkest questions about life and love once again

57:06 | May 15th

The ladies talk about the latest Whitney Biennial, Alabama's proposed abortion ban, Elizabeth Warren's "green military" tweets, and Jameela Jamil's calls to stop fat-shaming Trump.

01:43 | May 12th

Happy Mother's Day! The ladies discuss Alyssa Milano's #SexStrike, Anna Delvey's sentencing and "Knock Down the House," Netflix's new AOC doc.

1:24:47 | May 8th

Creative director and fashion insider Patrik Sandberg joins the ladies to talk about the Met Gala and the shifting cultural meaning of camp. Suggested reading: Susan Sontag, "Notes on Camp" Bruce La Bruce, "Notes on Camp/Anti Camp"

01:58 | May 3rd

The ladies discuss Facebook's unexpected Farrakhan ban, Burger King's woke Real Meals campaign, and Anjelica Huston's iconic Vulture interview.

1:10:11 | Apr 30th

The ladies discuss the Sarah Lawrence sex cult, Vanity Fair's Bari Weiss profile, and this year's Dazed 100 list.

1:08:34 | Apr 23rd

Amber A'Lee Frost is back to recap the Zizek/Peterson debate, the online left's Zizekian Oedipus complex and Elizabeth Warren's foray into Game of Thrones fanfic.

02:03 | Apr 20th

Instagram model and lifestyle entrepreneur Zoe Kestan aka Weed Slut 420 stops by the pod for some girl talk and to unveil her new line of lingerie and smoking products.

58:59 | Apr 15th

The ladies talk about Notre Dame going up in flames, the Trump Administration's apparent sanctuary cities immigration about-face, and Brett Easton Ellis' problematic press tour for his upcoming nonfiction release "White" — as well as offer up some im...Show More

02:14 | Apr 14th

The ladies are joined by special guest Dan Allegretto live in scenic Gowanus.

02:13 | Apr 6th

The ladies discuss Joe Biden's #MeToo moment, Mussolini's granddaughter's feud with Jim Carrey, New York Magazine's marriage issue and the latest report on how millennials are having less sex

59:23 | Apr 6th

If you didn't want to hear a rape joke, why did you come? We're unlocking our episode with Vanessa Place. Description below: *** The ladies are joined by performance artist and criminal defense lawyer Vanessa Place to discuss her new book You H...Show More

1:25:46 | Mar 27th

Journalist Michael Tracey joins the ladies to talk about what we've learned from the Mueller Report, the media's Russian collusion moral panic and the left's most inconvenient presidential hopeful, Tulsi Gabbard

02:02 | Mar 24th

The ladies discuss their predictions for the Mueller report, Andrew Yang's stance against circumcision, America's triumph over ISIS, and Jezebel's petty stab at taking down libfem juggernaut Lauren Duca

1:10:19 | Mar 20th

The ladies discuss Hulu original series "Shrill" and J.K. Rowlings auto fan fiction.

1:06:22 | Mar 12th

The ladies discuss Andrew Yang's presidential campaign, the celebs ensnared in an elite college admissions scheme, and Tucker Carlson's shock jock radio scandal.

1:01:02 | Mar 5th

The ladies discuss the Bernie rally, Jane Sanders' alleged foray into tradwifery, and New York Magazine's cover story slash hit piece on millennial socialism

1:15:10 | Feb 27th

Film critic Nick Pinkerton stops by the pod to chat about the Oscars, the rise of fanboy culture, and the death of cinema

01:04 | Feb 24th

The ladies discuss Diane Feinstein and Amy Klobuchar's latest girlboss antics, Lifetime's critically acclaimed R. Kelly documentary, and the controversy over whether to repatriate America's ISIS Bride Hoda Muthana

1:09:54 | Feb 20th

The ladies chat about Bernie's presidential bid, Karl Lagerfeld's post-mortem brush with cancel culture, Burberry's suicide hoodie fiasco, and Jussie Smollett's hate crime hoax

55:23 | Feb 12th

The ladies discuss the Grammys, Denmark's prison labor fashion brand Carcel, Jeff Bezos' brewing dick pic scandal, and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's blackface shame

02:04 | Feb 9th

Amber A'Lee Frost stops by the pod to chat about the State of the Union address, Barbara Ehrenreich, Bernie Sanders, and the Gucci "blackface" mask

55:35 | Feb 5th

The ladies provide detailed and meaningful analysis of the 2019 Super Bowl and its entertaining advertisements

1:07:20 | Jan 30th

The ladies discuss AOC's skincare routine, why millennials are obsessed with toiling, Howard Schultz presidential bid, and Tucker Carlson's Salon interview.

01:30 | Jan 26th

The ladies chat about fashion icon Roger Stone's indictment, the government shutdown halt, and The Atlantic's Bryan Singer expose

1:09:14 | Jan 23rd

The ladies chat about MAGA Teen, Fyre Festival and "Top Cop" Kamala Harris' 2020 presidential bid

01:08 | Jan 19th

The ladies deliver a scathing postmortem of New York's competing Women's March events

1:00:51 | Jan 17th

The ladies discuss Gillette's latest woke ad campaign and Trump's fast food banquet. Tix to our show at The Bell House April 12th:

1:03:54 | Jan 10th

The ladies discuss Anna's newfound sobriety, Cuomo's rollback of the L Train shutdown, the liberal spectacle of the Golden Globes, and Trump's much talked-about national address on the border wall.

02:02 | Jan 4th

The ladies are back in the new year and chat about Elizabeth Warren's presidential bid, Louis CK's leaked Long Island set, and the latest "storytelling" trend according to Vox: hopepunk.

00:44 | Dec 29th, 2018

The ladies answer your most pressing love and sex questions

1:01:39 | Dec 25th, 2018

Merry Christmas, hos! We're unlocking one of our favorite premium episodes for the holidays. *** The ladies discuss the latest viral take on why millennials are having less sex, Amazon's contested bid to move its HQ to NYC, and Silicon Valley's...Show More

51:16 | Dec 19th, 2018

The ladies are joined by Dan Allegretto to chat about Woody Allen's teen lover, Ashley Judd's draconian definition of sex work, and developments in the Russian collusion narrative

01:26 | Dec 14th, 2018

The ladies discuss the latest Drake/Kanye feud, Houellebecq's pro-Trump hot take in Harper's, Hillary's Indian wedding jaunt, and the meaning behind Melania's changing hair color

53:47 | Dec 12th, 2018

The ladies discuss Kevin Hart's homophobic Oscars controversy, Gosha Rubchinskiy's underage sexting scandal, and later are joined by animal rights activist Rachel Hershkovitz to talk about PETA's viral speciesism tweet

02:18 | Dec 7th, 2018

President of the DSA Nick Mullen stops by to give the girls cryptocurrency tips

47:46 | Dec 4th, 2018

The ladies discuss Bari Weiss and Eve Peyser's latest PR stunt, Tumblr's bizarre war on porn, and the Yellow Vests protests in Paris

01:51 | Nov 30th, 2018

The ladies discuss Laura Loomer's latest antics, Repeater Books release event for k-punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher (2004-2016), and Andrea Long Chu's recent NY Times essay. Full episode on

1:21:37 | Nov 28th, 2018

The ladies chat with music and pop culture writer Simon Reynolds about Mark Fisher's legacy, the nostalgia industry, and the state of the left on the eve of the k-punk anthology launch

46:24 | Nov 21st, 2018

The ladies discuss Anna's recent deplatforming, the various ills of social media, contemporary mysticism and astrology.

02:17 | Nov 16th, 2018

The ladies discuss the latest viral take on why millennials are having less sex, Amazon's contested bid to move its HQ to NYC, and Silicon Valley's bizarre marriage of progressive values and predatory practices with writer Angela Nagle

48:33 | Nov 13th, 2018

The ladies discuss Hilldawg's purported 2020 presidential bid, the Victoria's Secret trans and plus-sized model exclusion controversy, and whether age fluidity is a thing

01:37 | Nov 11th, 2018

The ladies are joined by writer and law professor Heidi Matthews to chat about #MeToo as political strategy, the results of the midterm election, Canada, groypers, bots, and boys.

45:47 | Nov 7th, 2018

The ladies get together on election night to discuss incoming midterm results and reminisce about 2016

01:48 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Preview of our new premium ep "Yaz Kween" wherein the ladies discuss Halloween, the latest witch trend sweeping the DSA, menstrual taboos and "toxic feminity". For access subscribe to

44:35 | Oct 30th, 2018

The ladies chat about their recent press, the MAGAbomber's cool van, and antisemitism.

59:38 | Oct 26th, 2018

Sorry no ep this week, will be back on track Monday ! In the meantime, enjoy a premium episode from behind our Patreon paywall: ART THOTS w/ guest Juliana Huxtable, who you can see perform *Tomorrow* at CLUB GLAM's Doll House Massacre: The Sequel ...Show More

55:01 | Oct 17th, 2018

The ladies talk climate change, Jerry Saltz and art world hypocrisies with special guest Deanna Havas.

45:18 | Oct 10th, 2018

The ladies discuss Banksy's latest 'self-destruct' art stunt, Melania's solo excursion in Africa, plus Anna reports back on her trip to The New Yorker Festival's 'The Female Gaze' panel.  Don't forget to support the ladies on Patreon! More

41:58 | Oct 3rd, 2018

The ladies discuss Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate testimony, Kanye West’s MAGA antics and Hedi Slimane’s controversial debut at legacy fashion house Celine

00:31 | Sep 28th, 2018

The ladies discuss the Whitney’s shopable Eckhaus Latta show, Greenspon Gallery’s canceled Boyd Rice and Darja Bajagic opening, and other assorted art world fare with special guest Juliana Huxtable Episode references: More

37:15 | Sep 24th, 2018

The ladies discuss Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s attempted rape scandal and the McDonald’s workers’ strike in protest of sexual harassment

58:49 | Sep 20th, 2018

The ladies discuss Soon-Yi Previn breaking her silence on the Woody/Mia feud and ponder the effects of the 2008 financial crash in the wake of its tenth anniversary

53:07 | Sep 13th, 2018

The ladies report on NYFW and discuss the anonymous op-ed from inside the Trump administration published in the failing NY Times

55:33 | Sep 5th, 2018

The ladies discuss the Nixon/Cuomo debate, chat about the Franklin/McCain funeral circuit and provide some light Vanderpump banter with special guest Kath Kreuger

49:24 | Aug 30th, 2018

The ladies discuss the passing of right-wing warmonger John McCain, the stranger-than-fiction story of NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, and chronic masturbator Louis CK’s return to the limelight

57:43 | Aug 23rd, 2018

The ladies dish about collective boyfriend of the pod, Stephen Kevin Bannon, ponder the marriage of Kellyanne and George Conway and assess the state of the Hooters business model. Plus, Anna gives a MTV VMAs field report from a couch in MAGA country!...Show More

55:03 | Aug 15th, 2018

The ladies discuss Azealia Banks’ viral flamewar against Grimes and Elon Musk,  examine Omarosa’s allegations that Trump said the n-word and unpack the second act of white power flunkies Unite The Right

1:03:56 | Aug 12th, 2018

The ladies discuss gladiator of truth Alex Jones’ recent social media ban and style icon Osama bin Laden’s unexpected news cycle revival
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0:00 | Aug 2nd, 2018

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44:43 | Jul 31st, 2018

The ladies weigh in on Joshua Kushner’s recent engagement to STEM mannequin Karlie Kloss, discuss the demise of Ivanka Trump’s namesake brand and examine Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop grift

49:32 | Jul 26th, 2018

The ladies discuss alleged Russian agent and gun rights operative, Maria Butina, and debate the hottest new identity politic, thin privilege.

00:42 | Jul 23rd, 2018

In the second installment of their series on #MeToo, the ladies discuss the spread of the movement into the academic and literary worlds with socialist writer and podcaster Amber A’Lee Frost.   Articles referenced:   When Men Decide It’s Time to ...Show More

45:19 | Jul 18th, 2018

The ladies dish on Trump and Putin’s historic Helsinki Summit and ponder Pussy Riot’s World Cup protest art.

47:54 | Jul 14th, 2018

In the first part of an ongoing series, the ladies explore the state and stakes of the #MeToo movement.

46:55 | Jun 28th, 2018

The ladies drink to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s historic New York Congressional primary win, examine the newly viral phenomenon known as "Big Dick Energy", and review lady crime caper Ocean’s 8.

51:12 | Jun 21st, 2018

For Father’s Day, the ladies ponder Steven Bannon’s return to the media spotlight and his remarks on Trump’s draconian family separation policy, examine the fashion trend known as “dadcore,” and unpack Nerdist’s recent #MeToo drama.

00:59 | Jun 16th, 2018

The ladies provide shrewd sports commentary on the 2018 World Cup for all the football hooligans, joined by friend of the pod Leia Jospe.

43:30 | Jun 13th, 2018

The ladies tackle the difficult topic of suicide in the wake of Anthony Bourdain’s death. *This episode was recorded early due to scheduling. Keep in mind that things may have changed by the time you hear it. Support Red Scare here: More

01:35 | Jun 8th, 2018

The ladies break down their beauty regimens and take apart the political ramifications of the self-care movement. Support Red Scare here: And don't forget we still have highly work appropriate t-shirts for patrons joining the...Show More

47:55 | Jun 6th, 2018

The ladies ponder the idea of top privilege, sift through Bill Clinton’s latest remarks on the Monica Lewinsky affair and weigh in on Ivanka Trump’s rebrand as Adrienne Vittadini.

43:36 | Jun 3rd, 2018

The ladies unpack Kim Kardashian’s historic visit to the Oval Office, discuss the Roseanne and Samantha Bee scandals, and weigh in on Moses Farrow’s defense of Woody Allen.

01:25 | May 30th, 2018

The ladies go to bat for viral Soho grifter Anna Delvey. Support Red Scare here: And don't forget we still have highly work appropriate t-shirts for patrons joining the at the $35 tier.

44:59 | May 26th, 2018

The ladies pay their respects to literary titan Philip Roth and pop psychologist Jordan Peterson with Naomi Fry of the New Yorker.

01:06 | May 22nd, 2018

The ladies breakdown incels for our lovely patrons. Support Red Scare here: And don't forget we still have highly work appropriate t-shirts for patrons joining the at the $35 tier.

44:56 | May 19th, 2018

The ladies set out to solve the Israel-Palestine conflict with the help of Cumtown’s Adam Friedland. Correction: At 14:05, Anna is referring to Saudi Arabia not Palestine. Sorry!!!

52:02 | May 11th, 2018

The ladies dish on social media power couple Grimes and Elon Musk, attempt to make sense of Melania Trump’s Be Best initiative, and discuss Roman Polanski’s #MeToo remarks. Plus, is it kosher to say “retarded”? And don't forget to subscribe to our Pa...Show More

1:02:56 | May 3rd, 2018

The ladies debrief Michelle Wolf’s much talked about Correspondents’ Dinner speech, toast to the implosion of Milo’s media empire, and debate the Chinese prom dress cultural appropriation controversy. We’re joined by comedian and Talk Hole host, Stev...Show More

59:30 | Apr 27th, 2018

The ladies tackle Amy Schumer’s body positive blockbuster I Feel Pretty, untangle the controversy surrounding Brooklyn sex cult NXIVM, and pay their respects (jk) to Barbara Bush. Plus, some thoughts on Kanye Twitter! Oh, and we have merch now, bitch...Show More

48:48 | Apr 18th, 2018

The ladies take on 2018 Pulitzer winners Jerry Saltz and Kendrick Lamar, take apart Margaret Atwood’s feminist speechifying and unpack Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate testimony.

51:44 | Apr 11th, 2018

The ladies break down the sexy stereotypes of Russian spy thriller Red Sparrow, take on the saga of the YouTube shooter and hash out the “feminism” of the new Petra Collins-directed Cardi B video. Plus an intrusive cameo from Cumtown’s Adam.

44:50 | Apr 4th, 2018

The ladies address listener concerns from the bottom feeders of Reddit, leak a hot tip from a highly credible source re: The Wing's discrimination investigation, and recap the Stormy Daniels scandal. Plus, more ice clinking sounds for the fans!

52:49 | Mar 28th, 2018

The ladies chat about fellow unqualified lesbian Cynthia Nixon's NY governor run, the controversial passing of sex trafficking legislation SESTA/FOSTA and Putin aka Daddy's re-election. Find Anna & Dasha on Twitter: Follow @annakhachiyan Follow @nobo...Show More