We bid adieu to Michele Bachmann with Paul Dooley, Carlos Alazraqui, Kevin Rooney, Frank Conniff, Jeremy S. Kramer and Stefane Zamorano. Portions of today's program are written by Frank Conniff, David Weiss and David Feldman. Then Andy Kroll who covers dark money for Mother Jones magazine tells us about his latest expose on Hollywood mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg. Andy has reported on a number of subjects, including the foreclosure crisis, financial bailouts, Congress, the 2008 and 2010 elections, and the environment. The Columbia Journalism Review said his investigation into the seamy underworld of foreclosure mills was a "must read" and "a great piece of muckracking journalism." In 2010, he was awarded an environmental journalism fellowship from Middlebury College to report from China and dig up the truth behind the green marketing for companies like Wal-Mart and Target. Andy's work has also appeared in The Detroit News, Salon, AlterNet, and CNN.com, and he's been awarded a grant from the The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund. He's also an associate editor for TomDispatch.com, and in his free time, he writes about the sport he loves most — soccer — for SportsIllustrated.com and The Wall Street Journal.
Has Senator Lindsay Graham gone crackers from all the pressure of staying in the closet? Can Oklahoma senators who opposed Hurricane Sandy relief actually ask for tornado relief? That and so much more from Down With Tyranny's Howie Klein. New music from Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Along with Paul Dooley, Rick Overton and Hal Lublin. Portions of today's program were written by Guy Nicolucci and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes. For tons of additional content please check out www.DavidFeldmanShow.com.
On Thursday President Obama delivered a major address on national security. He touched on Drones, Gitmo, Civil Liberties and Perpetual War. We discuss this and much more with Ben Armbruster who is National Security Editor for ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. If national security issues like Gitmo and Benghazi seem confusing we promise after today's show you will understand everything you need to know. Also Paul Dooley, Jeremy S. Kramer, Mike McShane, and Hal Lublin. And new music from Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes and share us with a friend.
Laurie Kilmartin talks comedy. Meteorologist Mark Thompson talks tornadoes. Plus Paul Dooley, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jeremy S. Kramer and Hal Lublin. Portions of today's show are written by Hal Lublin, Will Dixon and David Feldman. Plus new music from Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. is an American comedienne and writer best known for being a finalist on Last Comic Standing season 8, and is currently a staff writer for the Conan O'Brien show Conan. Kilmartin performed stand-up on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Showtime, the USO Tour Cuba, performing for troops in Iraq, Shorties Watchin' Shorties, Verdict with Dan Abrams, Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, and The World Stands Up. She has been featured at comedy festivals in Aspen, Edinburgh, and Montreal.
Laurie Kilmartin also appeared on VH1 Best Week Ever, the Today Show, White Boyz in Da Hood, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, The Rachel Maddow Show, Fox & Friends and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She has writing credits on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on which she was also a frequent panelist. She grew up in Northern California and went to UCLA where she was a competitive swimmer. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes.
Apple's tax dodge, Plan B, the NRA, Profiles in cowardice plus David's son wants to visit Cuba so David threatens to turn him into Homeland Security. Comedy Writers Laura House and Guy Nicolucci along with Will Ryan discuss Feldman's parenting problems. Plus Michael Snyder talks movies. By popular demand we replay our Great Gatsby sketch featuring Paul Dooley, Jeremy S. Kramer, Janie Haddad Tompkins and Hal Lublin. Portions of today's show were written by Bill Dixon, David Weiss, Hal Lublin and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes.
Dr. Katz returns! Also Kevin Rooney, Cathy Ladman and Carol Davis discuss poo. Plus Paul Dooley and Jeremy S. Kramer. Plus new music from Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys featuring Jeremy S. Kramer and Michael McShane. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes, friend us on Facebook and please follow us on Twitter.
Originally broadcast May 17, 2013. Today's show features highlights from 2013 with Paul Dooley, Eddie Pepitone, Rick Overton, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jeremy S. Kramer, Hal Lublin, Mark Thompson, Will Ryan, and Lauren Pritchard. We are written by
Frank Conniff, Guy Nicolucci, David Weiss, Will Dixon, Ned Rice, and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes.
We all love animals. Some of us our vegan. Is all life sacred? Including a fly's? A rat's? Dick Cheney's? A lively conversation and a jam packed show with Kevin Rooney, Rick Overton, Jeremy S. Kramer, Carole Rafael Davis, Hal Lublin and Will Ryan. Please subsribe to our show on iTunes.
David Corn is Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones Magazine. He fills us in on the latest "scandals" plaguing the Obama administration. Corn has broken stories on presidents, politicians, and other Washington players. He's written for numerous publications and is a talk show regular. His best-selling books include Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War. We are also joined by our movie critic Michael Snyder.
As Laura House lands a big time writing job on a big time sitcom working for a big time show runner David resorts to trashing broadcast television along with the King Of TV and Will Ryan. We discuss Girls, Hannibal, American Idol and the decline of broadcast television.
Mac McClelland is the human rights reporter for Mother Jones magazine. Her cover story for Mother Jones this month is entitled, "Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin." Mac McClelland is an award-winning journalist and author of For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story From Burma’s Never-Ending War. She's reported in every region in the US, undercover in industry and sex work, and from international locations including Thailand, Haiti, Australia, Burma, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Bhutan. She’s appeared on major national and international media outlets such as MSNBC, PBS, NPR, Al Jazeera, Democracy Now, the BBC, CBC, and Deutsche Welle.
Mac has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Hillman Foundation, the Online News Association, and the Society of Environmental Journalists; her book was a finalist for the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and she’s been nominated for two National Magazine Awards for Feature Writing. You can find her work anthologized in the Best American Magazine Writing, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011, and Best Business Writing. Her writing has been written about by most major news organizations, from TIME to the New York Times, and her features translated and reprinted around the world.
Mac's books include:
For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question: A Story from Burma's Never-Ending War. ISBN 1-59376-265-8.
Featured in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011. ISBN 0-547-57743-5
Featured in The Best American Magazine Writing 2011. ISBN 0-231-15940-4
Originally broadcast May 10, 2013. Sketches on this week's program include Kitchen Nightmares GITMO, Governor Chris Christie's Stomach, and The Great Gatsby radio play presented by the great Baz Luhrmann. Paul Dooley, Rick Overton, Hal Lublin, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jeremy S. Kramer, Kevin Rooney and Will Ryan. Written by Frank Conniff, Guy Nicolucci, David Weiss, Hal Lublin, Will Dixon, and David Feldman.
Bob Saget introduces us to Luellean a woman who is 80 percent vagina 20 percent taffy. Jeremy Kramer and movie critic Michael Snyder.
Chris Christie slims down, the truth about the NRA and Graham Ellwood talks about entertaining our troops overseas. Also sketches featuring Bob Saget, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Hal Lublin, Jeremy S. Kramer. Portions of today's show were written by Laura House, Hal Lublin, Bill Dixon and David Feldman.
Bob Saget and Jeff Ross are back along with Paul Dooley, Eddie Pepitone, Graham Ellwood, Janie Hadad Tompkins, Hal Lublin, Jeremy S. Kramer, Mark Thompson, Will Ryan and Lynne Lipton. Today's show was written by Paul Dooley, Laura House, Guy Nicolucci, David Weiss, Bill Dixon, Hal Lublin and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes.
Michael McShane talks The Bard. With Laura House and movies with Michael Snyder. Michael McShane is known to American and British audiences from the hit series Whose Line Is It Anyway? One of his larger TV roles was as Kramer's nemesis Franklin Delano Romanowski (FDR) on Seinfeld. He also had a cameo role as a doomed hypnotherapist in the film Office Space and played the friendly scientist, Professor Keenbean, in the 1994 movie Ri¢hie Ri¢h as well as Friar Tuck in "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves". He also co-starred with Sir John Geilgud, Emily Watson and Rosemary Harris in "A Summer's Day Dream" for BBC "Performance" series.
In 1995, McShane starred as Harley in the BBC Screen Two TV Movie Crazy For A Kiss, about a young boy who is sent to a mental institution for teenagers in Kansas. Touted as being somewhat biographical of McShane's childhood, the film has never been released on video or DVD. McShane appeared in Tom and Huck as Muff Potter and on Brotherly Love as the experienced but wisecracking mechanic, Lloyd.
He provided the voice for Cid in the video games Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2.He appeared in Tower of Terror, a TV movie based on the Disney attraction as "Q" along with Steve Guttenberg and Kirsten Dunst. He had also appeared with Tony Slattery in the comedy sketch show S&M, starred with Sandi Toksvig in the sitcom The Big One, and provided voice work in the anime Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, as D's sarcastic possessed left hand. He also provided the voice of Detective Twitch in the HBO animated series Spawn. Other voice work by McShane includes the characters of Tuck and Roll, the twin pill bugs in A Bug's Life and the video game of the same name in 1998,he also provided the voice of Shalulu in Disney's redub of Castle in the Sky. He also portrayed Baron Rakan Harkonnen in the 2001 strategy game Emperor: Battle for Dune.
He also voiced Rabbit's dastardly neighbour Wolf in Granada's Don't Eat the Neighbours, Thunderpig, several characters in Clerks: The Animated Series, Hands in the Disney film Treasure Planet, a Mountain Man in King of the Hill, Quozmir in Dave the Barbarian and Rumpelstiltskin in Happily N'Ever After.
He also narrated several episodes of Animated Tales of the World. In 2003, McShane underwent gastric bypass surgery, losing a significant amount of weight. In 2005 he made an appearance as Dr. Phelps in Malcolm in the Middle. In 2006 he was in a production of Talk Radio directed by Stewart Lee, with Stephen K. Amos, Phil Nichol. It was the first dramatic production in the Udderbelly, a performing space housed in a giant, inverted purple cow.
McShane appeared as the voice of Audrey II (as well as playing a number of peripheral characters) in the London revival of Little Shop of Horrors at the Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark between December 2006 and February 2007. The show was a critical success and was sold out for the duration of its run, and Mike had been contracted to continue in the role following the show's transfer to the West End at the Duke of York theatre. In September 2007 he took part in the British Library's celebration of Jack Kerouac, reading excerpts from On The Road on the 50th Anniversary of its publication.
In 2008, McShane appeared as a guest performer in Paul Merton's Impro Chums, a live improv show, and was asked to join the permanent company for three UK tours, and is still ongoing with the group. and as Dr. Vaabit in episode 5 of BBC's Sitcom Lab Rats, and has appeared twice on the BBC radio programme Just a Minute. In 2012, Mike wrote and starred in, along side Suki Webster, a play called "Mon Droit" based on the incident of the discovery of a body in St. James Park in London. The deceased was an American with a psychological condition known as De Clerembault's Syndrome, and believed he was receiving messages from Queen Elizabeth the Second to come and be her paramour. It was received favorably, and Mike was nominated for Best Actor by The Stage magazine.
In September 2012, McShane appeared as the character Grayle in the television series Doctor Who in the series 7 episode "The Angels Take Manhattan." In November of 2012, Mike starred as a CIA military consultant in the new BBC Three comedy series, "Bluestone 4-2". In February of 2013, Mike created the role of Louis B. Mayer in the new musical "The Tailor Made Man" at The Arts Theatre in Londons' West End, garnering rave reviews.
What kind of courage is required to take your place of work union? We meet comedy writers Tess Rafferty and Chris McGuire who have fought on the front lines helping turn nonunion writing jobs into well paying union jobs with healthcare and pension. On today's show they teach us what management doesn't want us to know, that every American worker has the right to join a union. Eddie Pepitone talks about doing comedy in London and Australia. Also Paul Dooley, Rick Overton, Hal Lublin and Lauren Pritchard. Portions of today's show are written by Ned Rice and David Feldman.