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Tim Pool vs. transgender people

Tim Pool is an American right-wing podcaster and anti-transgender extremist.


Timothy Daniel “Tim” Pool was born on March 9, 1986. Pool’s parent Michael D. “Mike” Pool (born 1959) was a Chicago firefighter. Tim Pool’s siblings include:

  • Christopher Michael “Chris” Pool (born 1984): works with Tim, and was known on YouTube as “Reactor”. The two had a dispute over the trademark for Subverse, later renamed SCNR (pronounced “scanner”)
  • Lisa Brady Pool (born 1980): briefly worked for Tim

Pool’s parents divorced. Pool attended a Catholic school until completing the fifth grade and later left school at age 14.

Pool became involved in the Occupy movement and produced media using innovative techniques.

Pool was reportedly dating Alison Neubauer.


Timcast IRL is an influential podcast hosted by Pool. It is notable for hosting a disproportionate number of conservative and anti-transgender guests.

The podcast quickly became a key platform for laundering right-wing and anti-transgender extremism into mainstream media. A 2018 report by Data & Society found that the show was part of a network of YouTube channels logrolling alt-right and intellectual dark web extremism: “By connecting to and interacting with one another through YouTube videos, influencers with mainstream audiences lend their credibility to openly white nationalist and other extremist content creators.”

  • Ann Coulter
  • Seth Dillon
  • Wokal Distance
  • Dinesh D’Souza
  • DC Draino
  • Tom Fitton
  • David ‘Viva’ Freihert
  • Nick Freitas
  • Matt Gaetz
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene
  • Tayler Hansen
  • Drew Hernandez
  • Sara Higdon
  • The HodgeTwins
  • Zaid Jilani
  • Benny Johnson
  • Alex Jones
  • Michael Malice
  • Bethany Mandel
  • Jaimee Michell
  • Chadwick Moore
  • Jack Murphy
  • Jack Posobiec
  • Dennis Prager
  • Enrique Tarrio
  • Connor Tomlinson
  • Andrew Torba
  • Donald Trump Jr.
  • Batya Ungar-Sargon
  • Chloe Valdary
  • Vaush

On a YouTube channel, Mike Pool has apologized for the division and hate Tim Pool displays toward trans people.


Captain, Sean (January 6, 2012). Threat Level: Livestreaming Journalists Want to Occupy the Skies With Cheap DronesWired

Dredge, Stuart (July 30, 2013). How Vice’s Tim Pool used Google Glass to cover Istanbul protestsThe Guardian

Marantz, Andrew (December 4, 2017). The Live-Streamers Who Are Challenging Traditional JournalismThe New Yorker

Lewis, Rebecca (September 18, 2018). Alternative Influence: Broadcasting the Reactionary Right on YouTube.Data & Society [PDF]

Makuch, Ben (July 10, 2019). Trump Invites Fringe Social Media Company Popular With Nazis to the White HouseVice

Pool, Christopher (February 5, 2020). I need help with legal fees. GoFundMe

Basko, Susan (April 2020). Tim Pool, Chris Pool, and the Subverse Trademark.

Paul, Kari (March 5, 2021). A few rightwing ‘super-spreaders’ fueled bulk of election falsehoods, study saysThe Guardian

Sommer, Will (March 11, 2021). YouTube Star Tim Pool’s News Site Collapses Amid Allegations He Took a Cat Hostage. Daily Beast

Silverman, Robert (August 1, 2021). How ‘Coward and Phony’ Tim Pool Became One of the Biggest Political YouTubers on the Planet. Daily Beast

Edison Hayden, Michael (July 7, 2021). ‘We Make Mistakes’: Twitter’s Embrace of the Extreme Far RightSouthern Poverty Law Center

Pool, Tim (July 13, 2022). The January 6 Committee Misrepresented MeNewsweek


Mike Pool (February 17, 2023). Tim Pool’s Dad sends a message. YouTube


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