Katie’s admittedly third person Bio
Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a writer, podcast host and video correspondent. She hosts The Katie Halper Show Livestream, podcast and WBAI radio show and co-hosts the podcast and youtube show Useful Idiots, which she co-founded with Matt Taibbi and currently co-hosts with Aaron Maté while Matt is on book leave. You can support The Katie Halper Show and get access to extended interviews and bonus episodes at Patreon. You can support Useful Idiots and get access to extended interviews and bonus episodes at Substack. Katie has interviewed people like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Glenn Greenwald, Briahna Joy Gray, the hosts of Chapo Trap House and the late Erica Garner. Her writing has appeared in New York Magazine, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, FAIR, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine and more. She’s appeared on MSNBC and Fox News, where she defended Ilhan Omar and explained that AIPAC doesn’t reflect most Jews. The National Review called Katie “cute and some what brainy,” though they obviously don’t like her politics.
Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.
Katie will be releasing her award-winning film, COMMIE CAMP, a documentary about Camp Kinderland, the summer camp the right loves to hate.