Support The Show On Patreon!: 🤍🤍patreon.com/seculartalk Subscribe to Krystal Kyle & Friends On Substack!: 🤍krystalkyleandfriends.substack.com Follow Kyle on Twitter: 🤍🤍twitter.com/kylekulinski "The first time I ever really listened to Kyle Kulinski’s show was in the back of a cab last summer. The driver had his phone hooked up through the stereo and was pumping out an episode through the car speakers — loudly, as if looking to convert a captive audience. “Do you like Kyle Kulinski?” The driver, Ahmed, was a recent immigrant and apparently a die-hard fan of Secular Talk, the political talk show that Kulinski broadcasts on YouTube. I told him, yes, in fact. I do like Kulinski, had come across his show several years ago, and, all things considered, he seemed pretty good. “He understands what we’re up against,” Ahmed said. “Like Bernie.” But I was surprised to hear Kulinski’s name mentioned in the same breath as Bernie Sanders, particularly with such adoration. Because what I did remember about Kulinski’s show struck me as mostly capital-P “progressive” takes on the news — the left wing of the Netroots crowd more than the democratic socialism Sanders has popularized. It’s an impression that wasn’t entirely incorrect. “I have no time for philosophical, airy bullshit,” Kulinski tells me from his home in Westchester, New York. “I don’t want to hear about Lenin. I don’t want to hear about Marx. I just want a super plainspoken, straightforward agenda with a straightforward way of selling it.” With over 800,000 subscribers and nearly 670 million total views on YouTube, selling a progressive agenda is clearly something Kulinski knows how to do — even Democracy Now, the long-standing flagship of progressive media, cannot match his reach on the platform. Chapo Trap House can certainly boast a wildly devoted fan base (and a not insignificant degree of media influence), but their audience is roughly half the size of Kulinski’s. While Secular Talk might be more likely to be looped in with the progressive networks around Air America and Pacifica alums like Sam Seder than the more resolutely socialist world, Kulinski’s fiery rhetoric, razor-sharp class instincts, and knack for withering takedowns sets him apart from his peers. Judging by his rhetoric alone, he’s closer to a Eugene Debs than a Chris Hayes. But unlike Hayes, Amy Goodman, or his friend Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks — who began airing Secular Talk on his web network seven years ago — the thirty-two-year-old Kulinski is virtually invisible in the mainstream media. Despite his enormous fan base, his show has never once been mentioned in the obligatory trend pieces on “the Millennial Left” pumped out by the prestige media. Nor has Kulinski’s name ever popped up at all in the New York Times, Vox, the New Yorker, New York Magazine, or the Washington Post, despite his leading role in cofounding Justice Democrats, the organization widely credited with sweeping Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of “the Squad” to power. Just last week, his Wikipedia page was deleted. The reason? “There is very simply no [reliable source] coverage of this person,” according to one moderator. In new media, he’s king — the Sean Hannity of the Berniecrat left. In old media, he’s nobody. I suspect there are a few reasons for that. There is nothing “cool” about Kulinski’s show. (As a friend put it, “‘Welcome to Secular Talk’ sounds like something you’d hear on Egyptian radio.”) His no-nonsense social-democratic politics won’t get him much cred with the Full Communism crowd. He records his show not in Brooklyn or Los Angeles, but in a studio he built himself in his modest Westchester home. His hair is too groomed and his taste in clothes too preppy to qualify as “Dirtbag Left.” Nor has he ever attended an n+1 release party. “Not only have I not attended one,” he says, “I have no idea what that means.” And yet he’s astonishingly plugged-in for a young man in the suburbs. Wondering how Sanders ended up on the Joe Rogan Experience? Kulinski, a frequent guest on Rogan’s wildly popular show, introduced them. “You make the most sense to me,” Rogan told Kulinski on a recent episode. “You’re a normal person.” Much like Sanders himself, Kulinski’s show has a massive audience that just doesn’t compute with our media’s understanding of “what the kids want” or even “what the left-wing kids want.” It’s probably for the best — the very woke and very WASP-ish decorum haunting much of the media world is nowhere to be found in Secular Talk. “Corporate Democrats over-focus on identity as a trick to divert you from the issues that unite us all — class issues,” he said on a recent episode. “That Raytheon decided they don’t hate gays or trans people — frankly, I don’t really give a shit what their take on that is..." Read More Here!: 🤍jacobinmag.com/2020/03/kyle-kulinski-bernie-bros-secular-talk-joe-rogan-youtube #KyleKulinski #SecularTalk
Roe vs Wade was a completely political decision
voted for biden because of his promises of rescheduling, 10K student loan relief, and first time home owner tax credit. told people "dont worry he wont try to take your guns" and that's ALL he's been trying to do. I look like a jacka$$. Ill be damned if I ever vote democrat again
You libs voted these people in.
Why don't they apply the same principles to vaccines? The government should not make those decisions on our bodies
It's like she's allergic to just fucking admitting they maybe failed at something.
It's like every spineless Democrat is.
You won't find Jayapal going on Twitter even SAYING the phrase "Build Back Better" anymore - she just prattles on and on about the same shit, and letting that fade into obscurity, and has never come out and said "yeah I probably shit the bed on this one, next time I won't be so trusting."
Kamala Harris? Ask her about the drug war and her part in that. She'll just cackle like a witch and say she's pro-marijuana legalization and this or that and pray to god nobody actually looks at her record for incarcerations. Because she's a sociopath.
They're all fucking cowards and they'd sooner die of old age before they admit they were ever wrong about something. It's amazing to me how prideful and up-their-own-asses some of the biggest serial-failures in government are.
If Kamala could say that same exact script and replace the word “abortion” with “vaccine”. I would like her. But, she loves controlling people with government. Just like she laughed about threatening to prosecute parents in California with tardy kids. Kamala doesn’t believe parents should be able to make intimate decisions about that.
Kamala is too incompetent to talk, and Joe is too old to focus. Jesus Christ how did we get here?
Well she’s not smart so… yeah
Kyle, A Ms Harris brain glitch is too common to be news worthy.
Kamala Being a VP is one of the symptom of what's wrong with American politics. Word Salad politicians who stand for nothing and are extremely unpopular. Couldn't even survive till primaries in her home state !!
I don’t think you understood what she said…
Isn’t it crazy that this is the very best the Democratic Party had to offer in the last election.
I've never met an honest person who says "to be honest".
Focus on getting the cult out of government. If the Dems still don’t deliver then you can bitch. Until then your focus should be on getting people to turnout. That is unless getting the cult out of government would be bad for your business. Then by all means, help the cult destroy democracy. Sure, why not?
At the very least, the leaders americans choose give us some clippable word salad
What’s the problem to say „in hindsight we did fail“
She is so bad at communicating. Oh also a bad VP and would be another terrible do nothing president.
You guys got Trump as President.
Basically ANY level of stupidity is possible now. None of this here should be surprising.