Atheists now outnumber Jews and Muslims in America as the number of Americans turning their backs on organized religion has jumped in the past decade. Our guest Phil Zuckerman is author of “Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions.“ Professor Zuckerman teaches sociology at Pitzer College. He is the author of several books, including Society Without God (2008) for which he won ForeWord Magazine's silver book of the year award, and Faith No More (2011.)
Professor Karen Dawisha of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and the Director of the University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies joins the show to talk about her new book "Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?".
Ralph Nader stops by to talk about Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking in the state of New York. Then we go to Brazil to talk to Human's Right Watch about Brazil's Truth and Reconciliation Commission finally coming to terms with the torture that took place under the military dictatorship nearly 30 years ago, and if America will ever come to terms with our own human rights violations.
Professor of Law Jody Armour joins the show today to talk with David about Bill Cosby, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and the state of racism in America today.
Zack Ford, the LGBT editor for Think Progress discusses the relationship between New York City cops and the LGBT community. Plus Michael Snyder with movie reviews, and Howie Klein on some late breaking news from China and what was hidden in the $585 billion defense authorization bill that was recently passed by Congress.
Ralph Nader on Ferguson, Ian Milheisner from the Nation Magazine on the Supreme Court and the recent events surrounding the death of Eric Garner. Then, Lenzi Sheible, the president of fundtexaswomen.org on her efforts to help low income women get abortions. Michael Snyder with movie reviews. And finally, Kim Sturla, the excecutive director of Animal Place talks about adopting rescue chickens as pets.
The creator of Monk, Andy Breckman talks with David about apps, Howie Klein discusses Nancy Pelosi, Michael Snyder with movie reviews, and comedian Brian Kiley promotes his new book.
Comedian/Actress Suzanne Whang stops by the show to talk with David about everything from how Jews and Koreans are very similar, to Hitler, cancer, and more. Over 90 minutes of hilarity!
Two time Tony Award winning comedian/actress Andrea Martin talks about her new autobiography 'Lady Parts'. Then we are joined by Matt Rice, the director of Mercy For Animals discussing the horrible practices of Chick-fi.-A.
Yael T. Abouhalkah talks about Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's tax cuts and what that means for the state, Ed Rabel on his recent independent run in West Virginia, and film critic Michael Snyder tells us what movies to see this week, and which to avoid.
Jimmy Pardo, the host of Never Not Funny joins the show for an hour of laughs and wheezes from David who's got a head cold. Jimmy talks about the upcoming annual Pardcast-A-Thon which raises money for Smile Train. Be sure to watch the Pardcast-A-Thon on November 28th, streaming on your favorite device. And while you're watching, please donate to Smile Train!
Dr. Eileen Kennedy Moore talks about childhood bullying , Howie Klein with some good news that came from the Mid Term Elections, Michael Snyder reviews the latest movies, Steve Skrovan calls in from India to tell us about the new version of Everybody Loves Raymond that's being developed for that country, and Pacifica Radio's John Matthews weighs in on civil asset forfeiture.
Avi Asher Shapiro joins the show to talk about his recent Verge article which examines Uber's push to hire 50,000 vets, but are our military being taken for a ride?From the look of it, the answer is yes.
Kevin Bartini, the man who responsible for getting George Carlin Way created, who's 2 brilliantly funny albums are available on Amazon, who is the warm up comedian for both the Colbert Report and Daily Show sits down with David and gets a civics lesson. Then, former owner of such companies as The North Face, and ESPRIT, Douglas Tompkins, who left it all to become a environmentalist, prominent landowner, and conservationist talks about the Tompkins Conservation who's main goal is saving biodiversity of the planet.
Our very own Laura House returns to tell us what she's been up to over the summer, including the recent All Dick No Jane comedy festival in Portland, and gives some insights to the writing process. But first, Down with Tyrnanny' s Howie Klein on the Steve Israel effect, the Colorado Senate race, and the mid term elections.
Uber doesn't want you to know about the plight of its drivers. Avi Asher-Schapiro joins the show to talk about the unfair practices of Uber, and how the sharing economy is really nothing more than a myth.
Max Brooks, the critically acclaimed writer of World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide, and The Harlem Hellfighters joins us to discuss his new comic book series The Extinction Parade. Then, comic madman Bob Rubin catches up with me to talk about his latest project Rube's Bananaland Podcast. Jimmy Depetro gives us a run down of the New York Comic Con, and wrapping up the show is comedian/writer Hal Lublin from The Thrilling Adventure Hour & Welcome to Night Vale.
Down with Tyranny's Howie Klein joins David to talk about the midterm elections. Plus, movie reviews from Michael Snyder.
Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny, the hosts of the daily podcast Citizen Radio, have a new book out called Newsfail, available now from Amazon and other online retailers. They stop by to talk about the current state of the news media, and how people get their news.
Then, Kelly Carlin, the host of Waking From The American Dream and Carlin's Corner on Sirus XM drops in to talk about the upcoming dedication ceremony that Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into order that would allow the 400 block of West 121st Street to be renamed “George Carlin Way.” And on Oct. 22 at 1 pm at the corner of West 121st Street and Amsterdam Ave here in New York, family, friends and the comedy community will come together for a day-long celebration. Plus, Kelly talks about the upcoming book she's written about her life with her father.
The always brilliant and ever so funny Kira Soltanovich returns to the show, and David and her discuss how the Irish and Jews have more in common than you think. Plus, Jimmy Lee Wirt has more costume ideas from ShopWarOnChristmas.com.
The Smithsonian's Under Secretary for history art and culture, Dr. Richard Kern, who joins us to talk about Christopher Columbus, and if we should still be celebrating his legacy with a national holiday. Plus later on in the show, music from comedians Gary Shapiro and Henry Phillips. But first, a song from Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys.
Producer/Writer Dan Pasternack sits down to talk about comedy, producing and his latest projects. Plus, Michael Snyder reviews this weeks films. Also, producer Jimmy Lee Wirt with suggestions of what costumes to buy for Halloween from ShopWarOnChristmas.com.
Hightlights from the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, film critic Michael Snyder on which films to watch and which to avoid, and Pacifica Radio John Matthews talks about California's effort to curb campus rape.
David goes at it with Henriette Mantel and Judy Gold, plus Pacifica Radio's John Matthew on the epidemic of rape on college campuses, and what California's governor Jerry Brown is doing about it.
First, a highlight from this week's Ralph Nader Radio Hour where Ralph discusses smart meters in our homes. Then Pacifica Radio's John Matthews on a poll about American's tolerance of gay marriage. Michael Snyder on what movies to catch this week, and the 'King of TV' Paul Goebel on what's good to watch on television.