Give Them An Argument

Updated: 23 Feb 2024 • 203 episodes
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Give Them An Argument is a YouTube show and podcast dedicated to building a smarter, funnier and more strategic Left. New episodes are live on YouTube on Monday nights with an exclusive postgame for GTAA patrons after the main show. (To become a patron, go to patreon.com/benburgis and sign up for the monthly cost of a milkshake at a 50s nostalgia diner in 1994.) Past guests have included Slavoj Žižek, Richard Wolff, David Pizarro, Gregory Sadler, Glenn Greenwald, Krystal Ball, Bhaskar Sunkara, Sam Seder, Ana Kasparian, Emma Vigeland, Matt Christman, and Amber Frost. The show has also featured debates between host Ben Burgis and opponents ranging from Walter Block to Charlie Kirk.Ben is a philosophy professor, Jacobin columnist, and frequent debater. He did a regular "Debunk" segment on the Michael Brooks Show until 2020. He's appeared on the Debate Night with Charlie Kirk, System Update with Glenn Greenwald, Rising, Krystal, Kyle & Friends, the Majority Report w/Sam Seder & the Joe Rogan Experience.benburgis.compatreon.com/benburgis

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Tucker Carlson interviewed Vladimir Putin. Pro-war libs think Carlson should be locked up as a "traitor." Actual Putin apologists--few and far between in the general population, but if you look in the right corners of the internet you can find plenty of them!--ignored a lot of what Russia"s ultra-right-wing, militarist

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Ben Burgis and Deep State Kuba continue the weekly series of Thursday Night Debate Breakdown"s by watching Dr. Lobster spar with Oxford students. Follow Kuba on Twitter: @DrKuba2 Follow Ben on Twitter: @BenBurgis Follow GTAA on Twitter: @Gtaa_Show Become a GTAA Patron and receive numerous benefits ranging from patron-e

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The great RM Brown stops by at the beginning of the show to join Ben Burgis and the GTAA crew for some Valentine"s Day content with Jordan Peterson and Ben Shapiro. (They"re very concerned about sexual boredom!) After that, we"re joined by immigration lawyer Matt Cameron to break down a debate between Breaking Points h

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Victor Bruzzone and Ethan from the Confronting Capital channel come back to watch the second half of this trainwreck of a debate. Check out Victor and Ethan"s podcast (with Matt McManus and Gordon Katic) "Academic Edgelords"): https://academicedgelords.com/ Follow Ethan on Twitter: @anontwtuser11 Follow Victor on Twitt

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Matt McManus and Daniel Tutt join Ben Burgis to talk about Daniel"s new book "How to Read Like a Parasite: How the Left Got High on Nietzsche." Before that, This is Revolution host Jason Myles joins Ben and the GTAA crew to talk about Jason"s new article "Same As It Ever Was: The Ilusion of Political Discourse in Ameri

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Victor Bruzzone and Ethan from the Confronting Capital channel are BACK for another Thursday Night Debate Breakdown. This week they have the privilege of watching the folks from this video"s title debating the meaning of the January 6th riot.  Check out Victor and Ethan"s podcast (with Matt McManus and Gordon Katic) "A

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