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Nov 29, 2013

We celebrate the day after smelling your relatives with Jeremy S. Kramer, Film Critic Michael Snyder, King Of The Radio Cowboys Will Ryan, and The Cactus County Cowboys featuring "Westy" Westenhofer, John "Presto" Reynolds, “Cactus Chloe” Feoranzo and “Buckaroo Benny” Brydern. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. And share the link to this show on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you.

Nov 28, 2013

It's a Thanksgiving cornucopia of comedy with Robin Williams, Paul Dooley, Bill Burr, Jeremy S. Kramer, Frank Conniff, Rick Overton, Eddie Pepitone, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Ben Zelevansky, Stefane Zamorano, Jane Edith Wilson, and Chris Pina. Plus Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Our show is written by Guy Nicolucci, David Weiss, Will Dixon, Dylan Brody, Karen Simmons, Eddie Pepitone, Kevin Rooney, Jim Earl and David Feldman. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher, and share our link on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you.

Nov 27, 2013

How intimate are you with your Thanksgiving protein? Carter Wallace hosts "Focus On Food" for Pacifica Radio. Comedians Brian Kiley, Josh Comers and David Feldman make him suffer for that. Also Paul Dooley, Jeremy S. Kramer, Janie Haddad Tompkins and Eddie Pepitone. Portions of our show were written by Davids Weiss, Guy Nicolucci and David Feldman. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Also share the link to this program with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Nov 26, 2013

Fasten your seatbelts for this one. David exposes Arianna Huffington and reminds everyone that Wal-Mart is ruining America. Our guests are Comedy Writer John Hotchkiss and Artist Jimmy Lee Wirt. Please subscribe to this show as a free podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Nov 25, 2013

The Nation Magazine's Dani McClain on America's exit from Afghanistan. Also lots of comedy with Andrea Martin, Paul Dooley, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Rick Overton, Jeremy S. Kramer, Mark Thompson, Frank Conniff, Kevin Rooney, and Cynthia Adler. Plus new music from Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Today's show is written by Guy Nicolucci, Frank Conniff, Cynthia Adler, David Weiss, Steve Rosenfield and David Feldman. Please subscribe to this show as a free podcast on iTunes and Stitcher, and share the link with your friends.

Nov 23, 2013

Mort Sahl created modern standup comedy. We talk about starting out, and JFK's murder which Mort says was nothing short of a CIA coup. This is an air check from Pacifica Radio's David Feldman Show: November 22, 2013. Special thanks to Lucy Mercer, Mark Pitta and the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley, California where San Francisco's comedy scene lives. Please subscribe to our program for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. And next time you're in Northern California make sure to check out the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley, California. Once again, special thanks to Lucy Mercer and Mark Pitta.

Nov 22, 2013

If you use the internet, (odds are that you do, since you’re listening to a podcast), you should find this interview with Ars Technica editor, Nate Anderson to be quite interesting. We cover sextortion, internet security, Anonymous, the Singularity and more. You can read more about it in his new book, “The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed”. Then Paul Dooley, Jeremy S. Kramer and Rick Overton on the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination. We are also joined by Janie Haddad Tompkins and Eddie Pepitone.
Plus, the self-professed altruistic masters of musical satire, The Cactus County Cowboys perform. Hey, there's a new album out! "The Very Best of the David Feldman Show, Vol. 1." Please support out show by buying it and then sharing it with your friends. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.

Nov 20, 2013

BBC's Louis Theroux on Michael Jackson, Scientology, Westboro Baptist Church and whether child molesters can be cured. Also Laura House, Will Ryan and Film Critic Michael Snyder. Louis Theroux is best known for his documentaries in the television series Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends and When Louis Met..., as well as his Louis Theroux's BBC Two specials. Subjects for Louis' specials include criminal gangs in Lagos, Neo-Nazis in America, ultra-Zionists in Israel, child psychiatry and the prison system in California and Florida. A 2007 special, The Most Hated Family in America, received strong critical praise from the international media. Please subscribe to our show as a free podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Also pass the link to this show to all your friends.

Nov 19, 2013

Comic Lisa Landry and Comedy Writer Laura House talk with Lorette Herman executive director of the Los Angeles Alcoholism Center For Women about female addiction. And because David's testosterone levels were low Comic Brian Scolaro plays wingman.  The Los Angeles Center For Women is the oldest addiction center for women West of the Mississippi. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher and pass the the link to your friends.

Nov 18, 2013

One third of all adult Americans have a criminal record. We talk with The Nation magazine's Kai Wright about hiring and firing Americans who have been arrested. Also Paul Dooley, Hal Lublin, Jeremy S. Kramer, Eddie Pepitone and Janie Haddad Tompkins. Also new music from Will Ryan. Portions of our program were written by David Weiss, Hal Lublin, Will Dixon and David Feldman. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher and pass the link for our show to your friends.

Nov 16, 2013

Author of "Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution," Fred Fogelstein disagrees when David insists the Obamacare website would have failed even worse had it been run by the private sector. Down With Tyranny's Howie Klein on whether the Republicans will lose the house in 2014. Film Critic Michael Snyder on two important documentaries to watch. Mark Thompson on the Phillipines. Plus Hal Lublin, Jeremy S. Kramer and Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys. Portions of the program were written by David Weiss, Hal Lublin and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Make sure to share the link to our show with your friends.

Nov 15, 2013

Senators Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham both voted against ENDA which would prohibit LGBT discrimination in the workplace. But are Senators McConnell and Graham gay? The two GOP senators are running for reelection in 2014, are their constituents entitled to know that Senators McConnell and Graham are gay? Or can you be a GOP senator who is gay and also oppose laws that would end discrimination of gays in the workplace? We talk with Howie Klein the founder and treasurer of the Blue America PAC. New movies with Michael Snyder, and new music from Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys along with Jeremy S. Kramer.

Nov 14, 2013

A Real Doctor, Mark Thompson and Will Ryan talk love, sex and excitement. Paul Dooley, General Smedley Butler and David's acting teacher Rupert Robert Rutlidge talk musical chairs. Michael Snyder talks documentaries. And new music from Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys. Also Jeremy S. Kramer and Hal Lublin. Portions of today's show were written by Chris Compton.

Nov 13, 2013

Comedians Lisa Landry and Tommy Savitt get enlightened by The Tommy Lama. Lisa talks about converting to Judaism. Also Zack Ford from Think Progress, and new music from Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys.

Lisa Landry came up through the famed New York City comedy circuit to become an audience favorite at clubs, colleges and theaters across the country. Landry has appeared on CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” & “The Bonnie Hunt Show” on NBC. She starred in her own half hour Special, “Comedy Central Presents Lisa Landry.” And a nationwide vote catapulted her special to third place out of 100 top comedians in Comedy Central’s annual “Standup Showdown.” She’s the first woman to ever place in the top three.

Landry’s CD Put Your Keys in the Key Bowl was selected by iTunes as one of the “Top 10 Best Comedy CDs” of 2008. She is one of a handful of comedians chosen by TBS for their “We Know Funny” series of stand-up style commercials. She’s also appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and co-starred on NBC’s “Law and Order: SVU.”

The Louisiana native was featured on “Brett Butler’s Southern Belles of Comedy” DVD. She did commentary for E!’s “Forbes Top 100 Celebrities” and CMT’s “20 Greatest Redneck Moments,” where Landry was chosen as a “Top Pick” by TV Guide. Her guest appearances include Fox’s “Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,” the “Bob and Tom Show,” Fox’s “Redeye” and the “Hollyweird” segment on MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country.” For four years, Landry was a comedy writer for US Weekly Magazine. Punchline Magazine describes Landry best: “She’s an incredibly skilled comedian, a controlling presence onstage and a master of pacing and delivery.”
Multi- Award winning comedian ,Tommy Savitt, has won the prestigious 2007 Boston Comedy Festival, 2008 Seattle Comedy Competition, and was honored for the "Best In Comedy"category at the 2009 LA Comedy Awards. Tommy has been seen on WGN's "The Bob & Tom Show", SI Tv's "Funny is Funny", Comcast On Demand, Man Up Stand Up on Mav.Tv and on JLTV's " James and Sunda ". Tommy's comedy CD "Who Wants Me Now!" is one of the top requested on satellite radio. Tommy has dedicated this past decade to performing for our troops here and abroad.

Performance artist, Comedian, and Actor Tommy Savitt was born in New Jersey and bred in Brooklyn. Tommy performs an exhilarating brand of eclectic comedy rarely seen today. Tommy's unorthodox comedy routine envelops his audience and teleports them into a domain of hilarity and pure craftmanship. Tommy's journey to bring laughter to those that sacrifice for our country has taken him to airforce,army,and naval bases in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Japan, South Korea, Bahrain, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Curacao, Honduras, and Ecuador. Tommy has done it all - even performing at the United States Embassy in Belarus.

Nov 12, 2013

From Chelsea Lately and E's Talk Soup Investigates Comic Sara Tiana. Meterologist Mark Thompson gives us an update on Typhoon Haiyan. Plus Emmy Award Winning Comedy Writer Guy Nicolucci, Chris Bonno and Will Ryan. Please subscribe to our show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Nov 8, 2013

This week South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham voted against ENDA which would make it illegal to fire someone for being a homosexual. We find this odd considering everyone in Washington D.C. knows Senator Lindsey Graham is a homosexual. Today's show features Paul Dooley, Jeremy S. Kramer, Think Progress' Zack Ford, Nation Magazine's Greg Kaufmann, Comedians Cathy Ladman and Brian Scolaro and Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Originally broadcast November 8, 2013. Please subscribe to our show for free on iTunes and Stitcher. Share the links to our program with your friends!

Nov 7, 2013

David was in a horrible mood until he realized his guests Cathy Ladman and Brian Scolaro both appeared on Mad Men. Cathy Ladman is a Jewish American stand-up comedian, television writer, and actor. She was featured in her own installment of HBO's One Night Stand comedy series, and has been a guest on The Tonight Show on nine occasions. She has had numerous supporting roles in films like Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991), My Fellow Americans (1996), and White Oleander (2002), and two Mike Nichols films: "What Planet Are You From? (2000)" and Charlie Wilson's War (2007), as well as TV shows like Roseanne, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Caroline in the City (in a recurring role), and Everybody Loves Raymond. She won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up Comic in 1992.
Ladman's comedy is self-described as "self-probing, anxiety-venting vehicle" for "exposing personal neurosis". She is currently working on a new solo show, entitled, Does This Show Make Me Look Fat? In 2007, she was featured in the Off-Broadway production J.A.P. - The Princesses of Comedy, which included live standup routines by four female Jewish comics juxtaposed with the stories of legendary performers from the 1950s and 1960s, Totie Fields, Jean Carroll, Pearl Williams, Betty Walker and Belle Barth.

Brian Scolaro (born October 18, 1973 in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn) is an American comedian, actor, voice actor.and producer. He is most known for his half hour special on Comedy Central and his roles on FOX's "Stacked" and TBS's "Sullivan and Son" and NBC's "Three Sisters."
He first established himself as a stand up comedian in Manhattan and appeared in Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 1999. He was hired by writer Steve Koren (Click, Bruce Almighty, SNL, Seinfeld) to be a regular cast member on a pilot for NBC "Everything But the Girl" with Tiffani Amber Thiessen. He moved to Hollywood to be a regular cast member on NBC's Three Sisters. He then shot an ABC pilot by director Tom Shadyack (Ace Ventura, Nutty Professor) called "Platonically Incorrect". After a holding deal with CBS, he was cast as Stuart Miller for both seasons on Fox's Stacked. He was also cast as a recurring character Doug on the first season of TBS's "Sullivan and Son". He also has played numerous characters on HBO's "The Life and Times of Tim".
Since then he has acted on AMC's Mad Men, TNT's Men of a Certain Age, Showtime's Dexter, ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place, NBC's "GO ON", and the film "The Brothers Solomon."
His half-hour special Comedy Central Presents: Brian Scolaro premiered in January 2009. He has done stand up comedy Late Nite with Conan OBrien, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham", and ABC's "Comics Unleashed."
His production company, Voodoowop Pictures, was formed in Brooklyn in 1996 with his college friends and their short films See That Guy and Something were featured respectively at Chicago's Angelciti and Hollywood's Show Off Your Short Film Festivals. His production company is available on YouTube. And their webseries "Hitman" was picked up by Atomic Wedgie TV and their webseries "Legend Hunters" remains a popular series on YouTube.

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Today's featured songs: "Man Out Of Time" by Elvis Costello. And Macarthur's Park sung by Richard Harris.

Nov 6, 2013

Why does a dog love us more than it loves another dog? Are dogs really racist? What's up with dogs and urine? Our guest is Dr. Gregory Berns, professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University and the author of “How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain.” And then Film Critic Michael Snyder on what movies to see.

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Nov 5, 2013

Comedians Raj Desai and Dave Ross ask a real live female doctor the important questions like What is love? How does a woman's body work? And how much porn is too much porn?

Nov 1, 2013

Dr. Paulie Lafontaine will fix your face, Swede Peterson our eye in the sky, Kitty Ainello with the weather, Karl Kake from Beautiful Bras, and new music from Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys. Law Professor Jody Armour, one of the leading experts on race and how it intersects with our criminal justice system, returns with some unkind words for comedian Chris Rock. Also Comedian, and Actor Fred Stoller author of the best seller “Maybe We'll Have You Back: The Life of a Perennial TV Guest Star"  recalls the LA riots with comedy writer and director of “An Unreasonable Man” Steve Skrovan. Then we talk about some of the myths surrounding Halloween with Mark Thompson Will Ryan and our producer Alicia Cordova. Today’s show also features Paul Dooley, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jeremy S. Kramer and Hal Lublin and was written by David Weiss, Will Dixon, Hal Lublin and David Feldman. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

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