The NRA is a non profit 501C-3 with tax exempt status granted by the IRS. The tax exempt status is predicated on the NRA promising never to endorse a candidate or lobby a public official. Carole Rafael Davis exposes the litany of IRS violations committed by the NRA. Also Eddie Pepitone gets cheap Freudian analysis.
Originally broadcast December 28, 2012. We went through the vault and found some of our favorite moments from 2012. With Andrea Martin, Frank Conniff, Eddie Pepitone, Laraine Newman, Paul Dooley, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jeremy S. Kramer, Stephane Zamorano, Mark Thompson, The Cactus County Cowboys.Rick Overton, and Chris Pina. Today’s show is written by Frank Conniff, Guy Nicolucci, Dylan Brody and Steve Rosenfield.
How Wayne LaPierre and his NRA hoodlums profit from death.
Eddie Pepitone writes the Christmas Light Blog a weekly appraisal of Burbank, California's Christmas lights. Then David gets into the Christmas spirit by going off on Wayne LaPierre and the NRA.
Kevin Rooney takes on draft dodger and NRA Executive Director Wayne LaPierre.
Originally broadcast December 21, 2012. Highlights from 2012 featuring a look at gun violence and the presidential election with Paul Dooley, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Eddie Pepitone, Frank Conniff, Jeremy S. Kramer, Chris Pina, Rick Overton and the Cactus County Cowboys. Today’s show is written by Steve Rosenfield, Frank Conniff, and Bill Dixon.
The Fiscal Cliff up close and personal, plus what movies to catch this holiday season. Eddie Pepitone and Michael Snyder.
Our First Amendment trumps the Second Amendment which is why Citizens United ultimately means the death of the NRA.
Marty Short, Andrea Martin, Robert Smigel and Dana Gould are featured in another hilarious program highlighting some of our favorite episodes from our second season. Please e-mail this episode to your friends so more people can discover what is quickly becoming the funniest sketch comedy on Public Radio. Today's broadcast was written by Ben Zelevansky, Steve Rosenfield, Ned Rice, Andrea Martin, and Ray James. Today's show featured Martin Short, Andrea Martin Robert Smigel, Mark Thompson, Dana Gould, Stef Zamorano, Troy Conrad, and Jane Edith Wilson. Our Executive Producer is Troy Conrad. We are mixed and engineered by Alex Steen. Edited by Darren Ayres. Please visit www.DavidFeldmanComedy.com for additional material and podcasts and make sure to subscribe to our mailing list for a chance to win tickets to one of our live shows.
Are practical jokes the lowest form of humor? Plus explaining Right To Work legislation.
Feldman actually defends Jon Stewart for calling Daily Show writers "A-holes," then he launches into Malcolm Forbes' homosexuality, Senator Lindsay Graham's homosexuality, tries to explain the Fiscal Cliff and comes up with some odd theory about how to stop the war on X-mas. Plus Michael Snyder on movies.
On today’s show I slap Jimmy Dore around. Sure it gets ugly. But Dore got out of line, and somebody needed to straighten him out, and I’m the man to do it. You know, people been saying things on the street. They say I’m weak, that I don’t know how to defend myself, but they just don’t understand that I’m a bodhisattva. I’m enlightened, I’m above the fray, I'm Shane. Because I’ve been curb checking big mouths full of wiseass before Jimmy Dore was even a wad of sperm nestling up against his mother’s Chlamydia. So sit back and enjoy as I mop the floor with this Irish stunad. Plus music from Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys.
Dom Irrera tells David what it's like to make love to David's wife.
Originally broadcast December 9, 2012. This is an encore presentation from last year. Our Christmas Special: Santa At Tiffany's, That's Not Funny, Author Merrill Markoe and music from Will Ryan. Featuring Rick Overton, Frank Conniff, Eddie Pepitone, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Chris Pina and Jeremy Kramer. Written by Steve Rosenfield, Frank Conniff and Guy Nicolucci. Please share us with your friends
Does forgiveness play any role in politics? Jonathan Miller is a cofounder of No Labels, a bipartisan think tank committed to prodding lawmakers towards reaching across the aisle. He served as Kentucky State Treasurer from 1999 to 2007. He is the author of The Compassionate Community which tackles Judeo-Christian values in politics with a forward by Al Gore. He is also cofounder of No Labels a bipartisan think tank committed to prodding lawmakers to reach across the aisle. Jonathan is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and considers himself a moderate Democrat. You can find him at The Recovering Politician.
More on Jonathan Miller: Jonathan Miller is the former two-term elected Kentucky State Treasurer, the author of the critically-acclaimed The Compassionate Community: Ten Values to Unite America (2006) and the brand new The Liberal Case for Israel: Debunking Eight Crazy Laws About the Jewish State (2012). Miller is also the founder of the bi-partisan political blog, The Recovering Politician, the co-founder of the national grassroots movement No Labels, and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.
In his nearly two decades of public service, Miller also held several other senior positions in state and federal government, including serving in Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's Cabinet as Secretary of Finance and Administration, as Deputy Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Energy, as Legislative Director for Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN), and as a longtime aide to Vice President Al Gore.
Miller waded knee-deep in the political muck from an early age, founding Students for Gore for President in 1988, reviving College Democrats of America in 1989, serving as a Deputy Political Director for the Clinton/Gore 1992 presidential campaign, chairing the Kentucky Democratic Party in 2007, and running successfully twice for State Treasurer (1999, 2003), and unsuccessfully for Congress (1998) and Governor (2007).
To compensate for his political obsessions, Miller has also devoted himself to his faith. As a high school student, Miller served as President of the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), the Reform Jewish movement's youth organization that his father headed a generation before. For more than a decade, Miller has taught Sunday School to high school students at Temple Adath Israel on the subject of Tikkun Olam, the Jewish mandate to help make the world a better place.
In April 2011, Miller left the political arena to join the private sector. He serves as Senior Adviser to Wellford Energy, a firm dedicated to helping develop and finance affordable clean energy technologies across the country and in Israel, and he practices law at the Lexington office of Frost Brown Todd, a full-service law firm with offices in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Indiana.
Also in 2011, Miller founded The Recovering Politician, a bi-partisan Web site, featuring more than 20 former politicians who share their views on the issues of the day, informed by their service in the arena, but no longer inhibited by the pressures of incumbency. He also is the Co-Founder of No Labels, a national grassroots movement of Democrats, Republicans and Independents who understand that, on occasion, we need to put aside our labels to do what is right for the country.
Miller and his wife of 22 years, Lisa, have two teenage daughters: Emily (18) and Abigail (16), who have begun to follow their own policy passions, without too much noodging from their beaming father.
Jonathan Katz won an Emmy for his work on Comedy Central's "Dr. Katz Professional Therapist." His new animated series is "The Explosion Bus." He co-wrote "House Of Games" with David Mamet, and has appeared in films such as "State And Main," "The Spanish Prisoner" and "Homicide." He is considered by comedians and comedy writers as one of the funniest people ever to grace our planet. On today's show he pretty much talks about losing his virginity to Suzy Feinblum on his parent's bed.
Sorry ladies, Eddie Pepitone just got snagged in Vegas by his new bride Karen. He calls from Vegas. Plus Movie Critic Michael Snyder, who is still single.
Originally broadcast November 30, 2012. Will Ryan is the official singing cowboy of Hollywood. This is true. The Cactus County Cowboys join him along with Westy Westenhofer and John Presto Reynolds. Also Comedy Writers Aaron Shure, Daniel Lappin, and Steve Skrovan. Plus Moderate Republican Gary Delong.
David is tortured by Aaron Shure one of the executive producers of The Office; Steve Skrovan one of the executive producers of Everybody Loves Raymond; and Daniel Lappin the creator of the longest running sitcom in Israel. Music from Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys. And we end a productive week with the second part of our talk with Gary Delong. Gary ran for Congress this month as a moderate republican. He currently serves on the City Council of Long Beach, California where he is in charge of their budget.
William Fletcher is a spokesman for OUR Walmart which works to ensure that every employee, regardless of his or her title, age, race, or sex, is respected at Walmart. He helped stage some of the Black Friday walkouts last week. Also Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys featuring Westy Westenhofer, John "Presto" Reynolds, and The Official Singing Cowboy Of Hollywood Will Ryan. Plus movies with Michael Snyder.
Once again Feldman takes an innocent discussion on sitcom writing and steers it into something nobody wants to talk about. Aaron Shure is currently a co-executive producer and writer for The Office on NBC. Shure was an executive producer of Everybody Loves Raymond for which he won two Emmy awards in the "Outstanding Comedy Series" category. He was a consulting producer and writer for the HBO sitcom Lucky Louie, and a consulting producer and writer for The New Adventures of Old Christine, and he sometimes blogs on the Huffington Post. Daniel Lappin is an Israeli comedy writer who created Life Isn't Everything which ran for nine seasons on Israeli television. He also produces the Israeli version of Everybody Loves Raymond. Steve Skrovan is a friend of the show who was also an executive producer of Raymond as well as the director of An Unreasonable Man. Plus Will Ryan.
David is taken to the woodshed by Jimmy Dore, and then begs for mercy after alienating all his progressive listeners.
Originally broadcast November 23, 2012. A look back at David's Thanksgiving along with highlights from past shows.