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Krystal Kyle & Friends


News, Politics

4.6 • 1.3K Ratings


Krystal Ball, cohost of Breaking Points podcast, and Kyle Kulinski, host of Secular Talk, dive into politics, philosophy and random BS with people they like.

176 Episodes

Episode 176: Ken Roth

Ken Roth joins us to discuss the ICC's request for an arrest warrant for Netanyahu.

Transcribed - Published: 25 May 2024

Episode 175: Anthony Fantano

Anthony Fantano breaks down the beef between Drake and Kendrick Lamar on this week’s episode of KK&F.

Transcribed - Published: 18 May 2024

Episode 174: Jill Stein

Recently, presidential candidate Jill Stein was arrested at an encampment at Washington University — she talks to us about what’s at stake for those protesting the genocide in Palestine, and why it’s so central to her politics, alongside her plans for the 2024 election.

Transcribed - Published: 11 May 2024

Episode 173: Zaid Jilani

Zaid Jilani joins us to discuss the nationwide movement of Palestine solidarity encampments on college campuses, and their repression by universities.

Transcribed - Published: 4 May 2024

Episode 172: Dave Smith

Dave Smith spills the tea on his recent Israel debate.

Transcribed - Published: 27 April 2024

Episode 171: Moataz Salim

CodePink’s Moataz Salim is our guest this week, talking about the organizing efforts he’s been part of in support of Palestinian liberation.

Transcribed - Published: 20 April 2024

Episode 170 Audio: Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin reveals how to fight the genocide in Gaza.

Transcribed - Published: 13 April 2024

Episode 169: Ana Kasparian

Ana Kasparian joins us to discuss, among other things, why she won't be voting for Joe Biden.

Transcribed - Published: 7 April 2024

Episode 168: Mouin Rabbani

Analyst Mouin Rabbani joins us to discuss updates on Israel's genocide in Palestine.

Transcribed - Published: 30 March 2024

Episode 167: Katie Halper

Katie Halper responds to the backlash surrounding The Zone of Interest, the equating of anti-Zionism with antisemitism, and more.

Transcribed - Published: 23 March 2024

Episode 166: Omar Baddar

Omar Baddar joins us to discuss the political movement against U.S. support of Israel's genocide in Palestine.

Transcribed - Published: 16 March 2024

Episode 165: State of the Union

We cover Biden’s State of the Union speech.

Transcribed - Published: 10 March 2024

Episode 164: Mehdi Hasan

Mehdi Hasan joins us to discuss the launch of his new independent media company.

Transcribed - Published: 2 March 2024

Episode 163: Marc Lamont Hill

Marc Lamont Hill joins us to discuss media coverage of Israel-Palestine.

Transcribed - Published: 25 February 2024

Episode 162: Ryan Grim

Ryan Grim joins us to discuss updates in Pakistani politics.

Transcribed - Published: 18 February 2024

Episode 161: John Washington

Author John Washington discusses the case for open borders with us.

Transcribed - Published: 11 February 2024

Episode 160: RM Brown

Is Taylor Swift a communist psyop? Is Travis Kelce the perfect cover? We’re thrilled to have RM Brown on the show this week to talk about the latest in lefty politics, the forthcoming presidential election, and more.

Transcribed - Published: 3 February 2024

Episode 159: Vaush

Kyle and Vaush discuss the upcoming presidential election, debates in left media, and Israel-Palestine.

Transcribed - Published: 28 January 2024

Episode 158: Owen Jones

Journalist Owen Jones joins us to discuss the dehumanization of Palestinians in mainstream media.

Transcribed - Published: 21 January 2024

Episode 157: Norman Finkelstein

Norman Finkelstein joins us to discuss the groundbreaking case made by South Africa in The Hague against Israel’s genocidal campaign in Gaza.

Transcribed - Published: 13 January 2024

Episode 156: Dean Phillips

Krystal and Kyle take on Congressman and Presidential candidate Dean Phillips for a wide-ranging interview and debate. Should Trump be kicked off the ballot? Is Israel committing a genocide? What would Dean do as president?

Transcribed - Published: 6 January 2024

Episode 155: Tim Alberta

We speak to author Tim Alberta about the story of the religious far right’s rise.

Transcribed - Published: 24 December 2023

Episode 154: Katie Halper

Katie Halper joins us to discuss the weaponization of antisemitism allegations.

Transcribed - Published: 17 December 2023

Episode 153: Dimi Reider

Our topic with this week’s guest, Dimi Reider, is the IDF’s genocidal plan for Gaza — and why more Israelis don’t oppose it.

Transcribed - Published: 10 December 2023

Episode 152: Scott Horton

Scott Horton joins us to discuss the relations between the Palestinian Authority, the occupying Israeli government, and American leadership, giving us insight into the occupation of Palestine.

Transcribed - Published: 3 December 2023

Episode 151: Ryan Grim

Ryan Grim discusses his new book on the secret history of the Squad.

Transcribed - Published: 26 November 2023

Episode 150: Abby Martin

We’re joined by Abby Martin to discuss the ongoing genocide in Palestine.

Transcribed - Published: 19 November 2023

Episode 149: Third Republican Debate

Krystal and Kyle recap the third debate for Republican presidential hopefuls.

Transcribed - Published: 11 November 2023

Episode 148: Omar Baddar

Omar Baddar joins us for an in-depth discussion of Israel’s siege on Gaza, the international response, and growing grassroots organizing to call for a ceasefire.

Transcribed - Published: 4 November 2023

Episode 147: Adam Johnson

We talk about Western media’s complicity in Israel’s war on Palestine with guest Adam Johnson.

Transcribed - Published: 29 October 2023

Episode 146: Cenk Uygur

TYT founder and host Cenk Uygur joins us to discuss his recently-announced bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Transcribed - Published: 21 October 2023

Episode 145: GoodPoliticGuy

With our guest GoodPoliticGuy, we discuss the latest updates on Israel’s war on Palestine.

Transcribed - Published: 14 October 2023

Episode 144: Nina Turner

Nina Turner joins us to discuss building labor power through We Are Somebody, a new organization to support striking workers.

Transcribed - Published: 7 October 2023

Episode 143: Debate Special

Krystal and Kyle break down the second Republican debate.

Transcribed - Published: 30 September 2023

Episode 142: Naomi Klein

Activist and writer Naomi Klein joins us to discuss her new book on conspiracy culture.

Transcribed - Published: 24 September 2023

Episode 141: Andrew Yang

We talk to political commentator and author Andrew Yang about his latest book, The Last Election — and how political-thriller fiction might offer prescient insight into the precarity of American democracy.

Transcribed - Published: 16 September 2023

Episode 140: Briahna Joy Gray

Briahna Joy Gray joins us to discuss the potential of third parties in the American political landscape.

Transcribed - Published: 10 September 2023

Episode 139: Sohrab Ahmari

Writer Sohrab Ahmari joins us for a debate: Can left and right populists unite?

Transcribed - Published: 3 September 2023

Episode 138: Republican Debate

A special in-depth analysis of the first Republican debate.

Transcribed - Published: 26 August 2023

Episode 137: Matt Karp

Historian Matt Karp joins us to discuss the midterms and what they tell us about class dealignment in the United States.

Transcribed - Published: 19 August 2023

Episode 136: Michael Tracey

Journalist Michael Tracey joins us for a debate over the Trump indictments.

Transcribed - Published: 12 August 2023

Episode 135: Freddie deBoer

Writer Freddie deBoer joins us to discuss his critique of AOC’s political journey and the fate of the Bernie movement.

Transcribed - Published: 5 August 2023

Episode 134: Sitch and Adam

YouTubers Sitch and Adam are back on the podcast for a debate: who’s more authoritarian, the woke or the anti-woke?

Transcribed - Published: 29 July 2023

Episode 133: Zac & Gavin

We talk to The Vanguard hosts Zac & Gavin about their predictions for the 2024 presidential election.

Transcribed - Published: 22 July 2023

Episode 132: Ro Khanna

Representative Ro Khanna joins us to talk about Biden's approach to student debt relief, progressives' endorsement of Biden, and more.

Transcribed - Published: 15 July 2023

Episode 131: Dr. Dan Wilson

Dr. Wilson of Debunk the Funk joins the show to discuss vaccine conspiracy theories from a scientific perspective.

Transcribed - Published: 8 July 2023

Episode 130: Mike ter Maat

Libertarian presidential candidate Mike ter Maat joins us for a debate.

Transcribed - Published: 1 July 2023

Episode 129: Emily Jashinsky

Federalist writer and Counterpoints host Emily Jashinsky joins us for a debate on recent anti-trans laws, Trump’s indictment, and more.

Transcribed - Published: 24 June 2023

Episode 128: Brad Moss

Lawyer and classified docs expert Brad Moss takes us through Trump’s recent arrest and the charges he’s facing.

Transcribed - Published: 17 June 2023

Episode 127: Touré

Touré joins us to discuss hip-hop’s political history.

Transcribed - Published: 10 June 2023

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