How Wall Street buys professors to teach, write and testify on Wall Street's behalf with two time Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist David Kocieniewsk from The New York Times. David Kocieniewski wrote two investigative articles this year about Goldman Sachs and Apple that we discuss all the time on this show. His latest investigative piece will make you question everything you're told by economists and professors. Then Film Critic Michael Snyder lists his favorite movies for 2013. Also Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys, Jimmy Lee Wirt, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Hal Lublin and Jeremy S. Kramer. Portions of our show are written by Hal Lublin, David Weiss and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
David Kocieniewski is a business reporter who has been covering the nation’s tax system for The New York Times since 2010. Previously, Mr. Kocieniewski had been a reporter on the paper’s Metro desk since 1995 where he focused on law enforcement, corruption and its offshoot and the New Jersey government.
In 2013, he was part of the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting “for its penetrating look into business practices by Apple and other technology companies that illustrates the darker side of a changing global economy for workers and consumers.”
In 2011, Mr. Kocieniewski examined the efforts by businesses to lower their taxes and the debate over how to improve the tax system in a series titled “But Nobody Pays That.’'
In April 2012, the series was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. The Pulitzer jury said his work “penetrated a legal thicket to explain how the nation’s wealthiest citizens and corporations often exploited loopholes and avoided taxes.”
Mr. Kocieniewski joined The Times in 1995. Previously, he worked at The Detroit News from 1986 to 1990, and New York Newsday from 1990 to 1995. He has covered criminal justice and politics for most of his career.
While at New York Newsday, he wrote a series of stories about corruption in the New York Police Department that led to the Mollen Commission hearings and won a handful of awards from various organizations, including the New York State Bar Association and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Mr. Kocieniewski is the co-author of “Two Seconds Under the World,” a book about the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and the F.B.I.’s failure to takes steps that might have prevented it. He also wrote “The Brass Wall,” an exposé about corruption in the police department’s Internal Affairs Bureau that nearly cost a hero undercover detective his life; the book was cited as one of the top 10 nonfiction books of 2003.
Mr. Kocieniewski was born in Buffalo, N.Y. He graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1985, and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1986.
A Kitchen Wet Dreams spectacular with conversation, sketches and song! We have something for everybody today. Michael Snyder, our resident film critic, tells us what movies to avoid this holiday weekend, Paul Dooley, Hal Lublin, Eddie Pepitone, Kevin Rooney, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jeremy S. Kramer, Rick Overton, Will Ryan and Cactus Chloe Fiorenzo also join us along with David Mizner who wrote the cover story for this week’s Nation Magazine. Portions of today’s show are written by Hal Lublin, David Weiss, Will Dixon and David Feldman. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. This is another amazing show for everyone, so please share it with your friends, and give us a great review on iTunes.
Comic Maz Jobrani describes playing Beirut. Also Retired Lt. Commander Diane Goldstein from LEAP tells us how cops benefit financially by keeping marijuana illlegal. She goes on to call for the legalization of marijuana. Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. LEAP believes, "Those policies have failed, and continue to fail, to effectively address the problems of drug abuse, especially the problems of juvenile drug use, the problems of addiction, and the problems of crime caused by the existence of a criminal black market in drugs." Also Eddie Pepitone, Janie Haddad Tompkins and Hal Lublin. Portions of today's show written by Hal Lublin, David Weiss and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show as a free podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
Did Americans do their patriotic duty and spend money they didn't have for Christmas? We ask Tiffany Hsu who covers retail for the Los Angeles Times. Down With Tyranny's Howie Klein with yet another exclusive. David Sedaris' favorite story teller Dylan Brody tells us a X-Mas story. And then Film Critic Michael Snyder reviews Wolf Of Wall Street. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
Our Christmas special featuring the words and music of Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys with Jeremy S. Kramer, Hal Lublin, and on the licorice stick Cactus County Chloe Fiorenzo. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Single Payer For All!
Breaking news: Exclusive Duck Dynasty Gay Porn Shocker! Howie Klein reveals startling news about Duck Dynasty and gay porn. Also Think Progress' LGBT Editor Zach Ford, Nation Magazine's Moscow Correspondent Alec Luhn, and then David Mizner talks about his cover story for Nation Magazine about 2013 being the year of the hunger strike. Also Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowoys. Please subsribe to our show on iTunes and Stitcher for free and give us a great review.
Dan Pasternack is head of programming for IFC. He joins Paul Dooley, Paul Provenza, and Jeremy S. Kramer to tell you who's funny and everything about the history of comedy. Paul Dooley is the star of Breaking Away and 16 Candles. Paul Provenza is the host of Showtime's The Green Room, director of The Aristocrats and author of Satiristas. Jeremy S. Kramer is the holy grail of comedy. Also Andrea Martin, Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys, Eddie Pepitone, Rick Overton, Frank Conniff, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Mark Thompson and Shop War On Christmas' Jimmy Wirt. Today's show is written by David Weiss, Ben Zelevansky, Steve Rosenfield and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes and Stitcher and share it with your loved ones.
David Sedaris's favorite story teller Dylan Brody talks about performing in front of 3,000 people with David Sedaris. Then he recites the seven minute story he told that night. Our lady female woman doctor returns to tell the boys that their Attention Deficit Disorder is a figment of the pharmaceutical industry's craven imagination. Also the Nation Magazine's Moscow correspondent Alec Luhn fills us in on the protests in Ukraine. Michael Snyder talks movies. Plus new music from Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys. This is the episode that almost didn't happen. You can smell the tension in the air. But we did it. We almost had a fistfight break out, but everybody calmed down. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
One of this show's most requested guests ever has come black! Law Professor Jodi Armour returns to offer up some surprising thoughts on Mandela, The Paradox of Black Patriotism, Chris Rock and Welfare Queens. Jody Armour is Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California, where he specializes in race issues in legal decision-making. Professor Armour also writes the "Nigga Theory" blog and is author of "Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America" published by New York University Press. Today's program includes Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys featuring Hal Lublin and Jeremy S. Kramer.
Santa is black, and so is Jesus according to exclusive new evidence uncovered by our show, also the Affluenza legal defense. Mark Thompson talks about gifting powerful executives, Laura House reveals her father's role in the Kennedy Assasination. Plus Paul Dooley, Eddie Pepitone, Rick Overton, Jeremy S. Kramer, Hal Lublin, Janie Haddad Tompkins, and Chris Pina. Also Shop War On Christmas's Jimmy Lee Wirt, Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys. Portions of today's show written by David Weiss, Hal Lublin and David Feldman. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
Author of "Breasts: A Natural And Unnatural History" Florence Williamson stops by to talk implants, male breast feeding and what's in your milk. Did you know that breast milk contains substances similar to cannabis? Or that it’s sold on the Internet for 262 times the price of oil? Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. But in the modern world, the breast is changing. Breasts are getting bigger, arriving earlier, and attracting newfangled chemicals. Increasingly, the odds are stacked against us in the struggle with breast cancer, even among men. What makes breasts so mercurial—and so vulnerable?
In her informative and highly entertaining account, intrepid science reporter Florence Williams sets out to uncover the latest scientific findings from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine. Her investigation follows the life cycle of the breast from puberty to pregnancy to menopause, taking her from a plastic surgeon’s office where she learns about the importance of cup size in Texas to the laboratory where she discovers the presence of environmental toxins in her own breast milk. The result is a fascinating exploration of where breasts came from, where they have ended up, and what we can do to save them.
Plus Howie Klein talks about the new movie "The Wolf Of Wall Street." Also Will Ryan and the Cactus County Boys featuring Cactus Chloe Feorenzo, Bill Burr, Mark Thompson, Jane Edith Wilson, Felicia Michaels, Cynthia Adler, and Mike MacRae. Portions of today's show are written by Ben Zelevansky, Mike MacRae and David Feldman.
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We look back at the week with the Nation Magazine's David Mizner, Down With Tyranny's Howie Klein, Nation Magazine's Professor Peter Ludlow, and Lorette Herman from the Los Angeles Alcoholism Center for Women. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
When David realizes his guest is stuck in traffic he is forced to kill an hour with a very, very, very special guest along with Jeremy S. Kramer, Paul Dooley, Will Ryan and Shop War On Christmas's Jimmy Lee Wirt. Please give our show a great review on iTunes and Stitcher.
Who's winning? Google or Apple? The answer might surprise you. The digital earthquake began six years ago with the launch of Apple's iPhone. Author of "Dogfight" Fred Vogelstein talks about his new book chronicling the intense and personal battles between Steve Jobs and the kids from Google over who would control our mobile devices. Fred Vogelstein is a contributing editor at Wired magazine. "Dogfight" is published by Sarah Crichton Books. Today's show was edited by Ben Schultz. Please give our show a great review on iTunes and Stitcher.
A whole lotta show. More than three hours of pure delight with Emmy Award Winning Comedy Writer Chris Kelly. Chris Kelly's new book is Downton Tabby. It's sort of like Downton Abbey with cats. The more you think about it, the more you realize that it's the perfect Christmas gift. Chris is one of the greatest comedy writers in the history of television. He currently works on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher and blogs for The Huffington Post even though Arianna Huffington is a vagina dentatta witch. Plus Mark Thompson, Laura House and Movie Critic Michael Snyder. New music from Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Web Guru Jimmy Wirt talks about our new store www.ShopWarOnChristmas.com. Also Eddie Pepitone, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Hal Lublin, and Jeremy S. Kramer. Portions of today's show written by Chris Compton, Guy Nicolucci, David Weiss, Please give this show a great review on iTunes and Stitcher.
America has entered an era of Corporate PSYOPS. This is dangerous stuff. Corporations are spying on political activists and our Justice Department is prosecuting journalists who are trying to tell you this. Why did Aaron Swartz kill himself? Professor Peter Ludlow's chilling article in The Nation Magazine details the convergence of private intelligence firms and the CIA. Journalists and hacktivists are already locked up in America for exposing this. We talk with Professor Ludlow who writes in The Nation, "Why should we care about the cases of Aaron Swartz, Jeremy Hammond, Barrett Brown and Andrew Auernheimer? Apart from the great injustices done to them, there is the problem that when laws are overextended for cases like these, a precedent is established that can be used to incarcerate any of us." Listen and then subscribe to the Nation Magazine. Also please give our show a good review on iTunes and Stitcher.
David talks with four of his favorite authors. Plus Paul Dooley, Rick Overton, Will Ryan, Jeremy S. Kramer, Lauren Pritchard, and Janie Haddad Tompkins. Portions written by David Weiss, Ned Rice, and David Feldman. Please give our show a good review on iTunes.
What could make the David Feldman Show any better? No David Feldman. Mark Thompson guest hosts along with Laura House, Film Critic Michael Snyder and Mark's cohost from The Edge Heather Ankeny. Please subscribe to The Edge for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
Comic Bobby Slayton. Wait it gets better! What's the one thing missing from David's show? Not enough David not being there. Mark Thompson is hosting the show all this week with Heather Ankeny from The Edge. Tons of laughs, zero Feldman! Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Also check out The Edge on iTunes.
Clive Thompson covers technology for Wired and the New York Times. His new book is "Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better " published by The Penguin Press. (ISBN 1-594-20445-4) Clive's new book discusses how technology boosts our cognitive abilities — making us smarter, more productive, and more creative than ever before It’s undeniable: technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson votes yes. The Internet age has produced a radical new style of human intelligence, worthy of both celebration and investigation. We learn more and retain information longer, write and think with global audiences in mind, and even gain an ESP-like awareness of the world around us. Modern technology is making us smarter and better connected, both as individuals and as a society. In Smarter Than You Think, Thompson documents how every technological innovation — from the printing press to the telegraph — has provoked the very same anxieties that plague us today. We panic that life will never be the same, that our attentions are eroding, that culture is being trivialized. But as in the past, we adapt, learning to use the new and retaining what’s good of the old. Thompson introduces us to a cast of extraordinary characters who augment their minds in inventive ways. There’s the seventy-six-year-old millionaire who digitally records his every waking moment, giving him instant recall of the events and ideas of his life going back decades. There are the courageous Chinese students who mounted an online movement that shut down a $1.6 billion toxic copper plant. There are experts and there are amateurs, including a global set of gamers who took a puzzle that had baffled HIV scientists for a decade and solved it collaboratively — in only one month. But Smarter Than You Think isn’t just about pioneers, nor is it simply concerned with the world we inhabit today. It’s about our future. How are computers improving our memory? How will our social “sixth sense” change the way we learn? Which tools are boosting our intelligence — and which ones are hindering our progress? Smarter Than You Think embraces and interrogates this transformation, offering a provocative vision of our shifting cognitive landscape.