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Kyle Edward Kulinski (born January 31, 1988) is an American political commentator, and the co-founder of Justice Democrats.[2][3] He is the host and producer of The Kyle Kulinski Show on his channel Secular Talk, an affiliate of The Young Turks network.[4] He is a social democrat, and a registered Democrat in New York state.

Kyle Kulinski
Kulinski at Politicon 2018 (31729043058) (cropped).jpg
Kulinski at Politicon 2018
Personal information
Born (1988-01-31) January 31, 1988 (age 31)
Political partyDemocratic (2016–present)
Independent (until 2016)
EducationBA in political science
(Iona College)
OccupationTalk show host
Political commentator
Political activist
ReligionNone (agnostic atheist)[1]
YouTube information
Years active2008–present
GenrePolitical commentary
Political activism
(December 2019)
Total viewsOver 613 million
(October 2019)
NetworkThe Young Turks
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg100,000 subscribers 2014

Early life, education and careerEdit

Kulinski was born and raised in the New York City suburb of Westchester County, New York. He graduated from New Rochelle High School in 2006 and Iona College in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in political science and a minor in psychology.[5][6] In 2019 he was a speaker at Politicon in the Trump vs. Bernie Debate,[7] and RealClearPolitics discussed his appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast.[8]

The Kyle Kulinski ShowEdit

Kulinski started a YouTube channel in 2008, named "Secular Talk".

In 2012, Kulinski began publishing videos full-time, and started broadcasting on BlogTalkRadio as The Kyle Kulinski Show. The show covers politics, news, current events, pop culture, economics, science, philosophy and religion from a "libertarian-left; populist; social democratic; agnostic-atheist perspective." The show's segments are uploaded to Kulinski's Secular Talk YouTube channel, which received its 100,000th subscriber in April 2014 and reached 500,000 subscribers in September 2017. His subscriber count as of July 2019 was 705,707, making him the 20,486th most-subscribed channel.[9][10]

Justice DemocratsEdit

On January 23, 2017, three days after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Kulinski co-founded the Justice Democrats.[11] The group seeks to steer the Democratic Party in the strongly progressive, social democratic or democratic socialist direction espoused by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. They do this by running progressive candidates in primaries against moderate and conservative Democrats such as Joe Manchin, Joe Crowley,[12] and Dianne Feinstein.

When Justice Democrats co-founder Cenk Uygur was forced to resign in late 2017 over his own blogposts from the early 2000s that were deemed sexist, Kulinski resigned in solidarity;[13] he added later that he would continue to support Justice Democrats' candidates.[14]


  1. ^ Secular Talk (February 17, 2016), What Is A 'Militant Agnostic' And 'Agnostic-Atheism'?, archived from the original on March 2, 2016, retrieved July 23, 2018 – via YouTube
  2. ^ "Justice Democrats: About". Justice Democrats. Archived from the original on December 2, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  3. ^ Hains, Tim (January 24, 2017). "Cenk Uygyr launches a new wing of Democratic Party: Justice Democrats". Real Clear Politics. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Pfeiffer, Eric (July 11, 2017). "Kyle Kulinski Of The Young Turks Says Democrats Need To Change Before They Can Defeat Trump". Archived from the original on October 6, 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  5. ^ .Kulinski, Kyle. "About". The Kyle Kulinski Show. Archived from the original on December 20, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2017.
  6. ^ Secular Talk (April 11, 2015). "Kyle's First Time High - From K&C #10". Archived from the original on August 21, 2015. Retrieved December 13, 2017 – via YouTube.
  7. ^ "Schedule". Politicon. October 26, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  8. ^ Tim Hains (October 30, 2019). "Kyle Kulinski: Donald Trump's Claim To Be Anti-Establishment Is A Sham, It's A Hustle". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  9. ^ "Secular Talk YouTube Channel Analytics and Report". Archived from the original on July 11, 2019. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  10. ^ "seculartalk Monthly YouTube Statistics". Archived from the original on December 17, 2018. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  11. ^ Wiegel, David (January 23, 2017). "Progressives launch 'Justice Democrats' to counter party's 'corporate' legislators". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on March 30, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  12. ^ Goldmacher, Shane; Martin, Jonathan (June 26, 2018). "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Defeats Joseph Crowley in Major Democratic House Upset". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  13. ^ Marans, Daniel. "Progressive Group Ousts Cenk Uygur Over Past Sexist Writing". HuffPost. Archived from the original on January 8, 2019.
  14. ^ Kulinski, Kye. "Kyle Kulinski Explains Why He Left Justice Democrats". The Jimmy Dore Show. Archived from the original on July 27, 2019 – via YouTube.

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