Chapo Trap House''Chapo Trap House'' (also referred to as ''Chapo'') is an American socialist political comedy podcast launched in March 2016. The show is hosted by its three co-founders: Will Menaker, Matt Christman, and Felix Biederman. Amber A'Lee Frost and Virgil Texas joined as recurring co-hosts in November 2016, though the latter left the series in May 2021. Chris Wade has produced the show since November 2017, following the departure of original producer Brendan James. ''Chapo Trap House'' is aligned with the dirtbag left, a style of contentious left-wing political discourse that eschews civility in favor of casual, blunt, often vulgar expression.
The show has an democratic-socialist perspective, and its co-hosts are affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). The hosts are typically extremely critical of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, particularly its centrist wing. ''Chapo'' supported Bernie Sanders in his first presidential campaign in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries and his second campaign 2020 Democratic presidential primaries.
In 2018, an imprint of Simon and Schuster published ''The Chapo Guide to Revolution'', co-written by five of the original hosts. The book debuted at number six on ''The New York Times'' Best Seller list. Provided by Wikipedia