Director of CARTEL LAND Filmmaker Matthew Heineman. With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley – a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor known as Cocaine Alley – Tim "Nailer" Foley, an American veteran, heads a small paramilitary group called Arizona Border Recon, whose goal is to stop Mexico’s drug wars from seeping across our border. Filmmaker Matthew Heineman embeds himself in the heart of darkness as Nailer, El Doctor, and the cartel each vie to bring their own brand of justice to a society where institutions have failed. From executive producer Kathryn Bigelow (THE HURT LOCKER, ZERO DARK THIRTY), CARTEL LAND is a chilling, visceral meditation on the breakdown of order and the blurry line between good and evil. At the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Heineman received both the Directing Award and Special Jury Award for Cinematography in the U.S. Documentary competition. For this week's premium content go to www.davidfeldmanshow.com and become a monthly subscriber for as little as $5.00.
Do celebrities only speak up when it's safe? Our weekly roundtable with Frank Conniff and Colleen Werthmann. For this week's premium content go to www.davidfeldmanshow.com and become a monthly subscriber for as little as $5.00.
Director of The Aristocrats! Host of Showtime's The Green Room! Author of Satiristas! Paul Provenza! Go for a drive! Go for a walk! A perfect summer breeze between your ears. Here's everything you need to know about the current state of comedy. For this week's premium content go to www.davidfeldmanshow.com and become a monthly subscriber for as little as $5.00.
Why did Arianna Huffington's husband invest $5 million in an internet startup whose sole purpose was introducing older men to younger boys? Why did David Geffen invest $500,000 in the same company? Why is Brian Peck, a convicted pedophile, a registered sex offender, accused of sexually abusing a Nickelodeon child star still allowed to work in Hollywood with child actors? Why did SAG-AFTRA threaten to sue the producer of An Open Secret after the documentary exposed a child predator high within the union's ranks? We meet Anne Henry whose research served as the basis for An Open Secret a new documentary from Oscar nominated Director Amy Berg. An Open Secret reveals Hollwood's long history of failing to protect child actors from sexual abuse. We are also joined by Gabe Hoffman who produced the documentary, and David Robb who covers labor for Deadline Hollywood. For this week's premium content go to www.davidfeldmanshow.com and become a monthly subscriber for as little as $5.00.
Comedian Todd Barry is one of David's all-time favorite television comics. Todd tells one of the greatest Letterman stories EVER. Todd's new special The Crowd Work Tour premieres on Netflix, and is available for purchase over at Louie's site. Also a preview of David's conversation with the makers of An Open Secret which exposes the epidemic of pedophilia in Hollywood. Today's episode is sponsored by Warby Parker who believes everyone has the right to see.
The feud is over! Comedian Frank Conniff makes his triumphant return to the David Feldman Show. Joining them is roundtable newcomer comedian Myka Fox and roundtable stalwart Liam McEneaney. The gang discusses Donald Trump's presidential bid, why Bernie Sanders would be a lousy landlord, the Democrats dangerous militant side, the documentary "An Open Secret", Bill Cosby, Quaaludes and, of course, Vince Champ.
Have our freedoms been eroded by angry feminists who refuse to be educated? Professor Laura Kipnes thinks so. She is the author of "Men: Notes From An Ungoing Investigation." Professor Kipnes also teaches at Northwestern University. Today's podcast is an episode of the David Feldman Show heard nationwide on Pacifica Radio.
From Community, Shameless and New Girl Wayne Federman is noted for his numerous comedy appearances in clubs, theaters, and on television; his biography of "Pistol" Pete Maravich; and his supporting comedic acting roles in The X-Files, The Larry Sanders Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Legally Blonde, 50 First Dates, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Step Brothers. He was the head monologue writer for NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in its first season. And from the Southern Poverty Law Center Mark Potok on the rise of right wing hate groups and how PayPal makes it happen.
David checks in with his friend Eddie Pepitone and they reflect on the time Eckhart Tolle cut Eddie off in a car on the 101, the time Eddie spilled scalding coffee on his Aunt Edith, banning Sicilian/Jewish marriages and then Eddie gives a ringing endorsement of our new "sponsor", Maid B Gone. Then Comedian Liam McEneaney stops by. Also, from Think Progress LGBT Zack Ford on the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage, from the Comic’s Comic, Sean L. McCarthy, Movie Critic Michael Snyder and finally President Obama's stellar record on the environment with John Walke from the Natural Resources Defense Council.