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Now displaying: 2016
Dec 30, 2016

We talk with David Dayen who writes for The Intercept. David Dayen is a contributor to The Intercept, and also writes for Salon, the Fiscal Times, the New Republic, and more. His first book, Chain of Title, about three ordinary Americans who uncover Wall Street’s foreclosure fraud, will be released in May 2016.

Dec 27, 2016

Comedians Andrew Goldstein and Kristen Buckels discuss wrestling, guilt over what we do with their free time, artificially inflating social media numbers, independent auditors, our obligation to be apart of the culture, clickbait, their TV show diets, Colin Quinn, and the merits to hiring a male divorce attorney. 

Dec 23, 2016

Lewis Friedman is an American screenwriter and speechwriter. Friedman is two-time Emmy nominee and has written for television and films, such as The Comedian, BASEketball and An American Carol, the Music in High Places documentary series, and television specials such as the Kennedy Center Honors.

Dec 20, 2016

Comedians Frank Conniff and Kristen Buckels discuss cats, David's first stand-up bit, the thrill of being in a fight, Russian hackings, revenge porn, mafia ties to Trump, Kanye West, Trump tech meetings, normalizing faulty technology, defending Romney, and understanding the difference between evil and stupid.

Dec 16, 2016

Actor, comedian & broadcaster John Fugelsang is the host 'Tell Me Everything" weekdays on SiriusXM Insight #121. His new film "Dream On," a road trip in search of the American Dream, was named "Best Documentary" at the NY Independent Film Festival. John discusses his career arc, turning down work, seeing George Carlin for the first time, Trump fatigue, the value of joy, his family's background, Catholicism, Pope Francis, the thin line between religion and politics and not giving into darkness.

Dec 13, 2016

Judah Grunstein, editor-in-chief of World Politics Review, on Trump and the rise of nationalism in Europe. David defends the politics of personal destruction and why anyone who supports Trump needs to be humiliated and shamed. 

Dec 9, 2016

First, Pat Dixon and Dave Sirus discuss the intricacies of relationships, marriage and sex. Then, David talks to Professor David Faris about the Democrats fighting dirty. And finally, David is joined by John Egan, the publisher of the Burrard Street Journal, to examine the dangers of fake news. 

Dec 6, 2016

Shydner recently released his new book, “Kicking Through The Ashes: My Life as a Stand-up in the 1980s Comedy Explosion.” Ritch Shydner is a stand-up comedian who has made numerous appearances on TV, including Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno.  He did an HBO half-hour special, “One Night Stand”, played Al Bundy’s co-worker on “Married with Children”, and made guest appearances on many other TV shows, such as “Designing Women” and “Roseanne.”  

Dec 2, 2016

Comedian Frank Santorelli from the Sopranos talks about working on the greatest show in television history. Jeet Heer, senior editor of the New Republic, talks about bigotry masquerading as comedy. Jeet Heer is a senior editor at the New Republic who has published in a wide array of journals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and VQR. He is the author of two books: In Love With Art: Francoise Mouly’s Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman (Coach House Books) and Sweet Lechery: Essays, Profiles and Reviews (Porcupine’s Quill). He has co-edited eight books and served as a contributing editor on another eight volumes. With Kent Worcester, Heer co-edited A Comics Studies Reader (University Press of Mississippi), which won the Peter C. Rollins Book Award given annually to the best book in American Studies or Cultural Studies. He’s been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship.

Nov 29, 2016

Frank Conniff, Dave Sirus and David discuss the merits of a recount. At one point in today's episode, David threatens to storm off his own show. Sadly he didn't.

Nov 25, 2016

New York Times Cultural Reporter David Itzkoff talks about the role political satire and journalism will play during a Trump presidency. David is also the author of Cocaine's Son and Mad as Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies.

Nov 22, 2016

Political satirist Scott Blakeman joins David again to discuss Mike Pence attending Hamilton, the Trump/Hitler comparison, the right-wings fear of Jews, and empathizing with the republican voters. Later, David takes a call from listener of the show, Roni Kobrosly.

Nov 18, 2016

Comedians Dave Sirus and Kristen Buckels recap the Election results with David.

Later, David is joined by Howard Leib, who ran for state senate in New York and is a lawyer/activist. 

Nov 15, 2016

David laments with Greg Proops over the American people electing Trump and what we can do moving forward.

Come see David, along with John Fugelsang, Frank Conniff, Jessica Kirson, and Jeffrey Joseph this Friday, November 18th, 7:30pm at QED in Astoria, Queens. Tickets are $10 and all profits go to the ACLU. 

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Nov 11, 2016

Mikel Maria Delgado is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and worked as a full time Cat Behavior Specialist at the San Francisco SPCA for several years before co-founding Feline Minds. She has been interviewed for Cat Fancy, the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and the Huffington Post and has done presentations on cat behavior at the Bay Area Pet Fair and the Exploratorium Museum of Science.

Mikel is currently a PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley in the Psychology Department, where she studies animal behavior, and human-pet relationships. She has presented research on the welfare of laboratory pigeons, human attitudes about domestic cats, learning in zebrafish and pigeons, and emotions and decision making in squirrels at several academic conferences. She served on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants for four years, and is a former Co-Chair of their Cat Division. Mikel also co-runs the website Food Puzzles For Cats. She lives in Berkeley with her boyfriend and their two rescue cats.

Nov 8, 2016

Richard "Rich" Hall is an American comedian, writer, and musician, who became popular in the United Kingdom, regularly appearing on QI and similar panel shows. He has created and starred in several series for the BBC, including comedies with Mike Wilmot, and documentaries often concerning cinema of the United States. Hall has also maintained a successful stand-up comedy career, as both Crenshaw and himself. A combination of stand-up, sketch and interview, Rich Hall's (US Election) Breakdown broadcasts live from the fictional IBBC network in Washington to the whole of the United States. Rich and his producer Nick Doody take calls from every corner of the United States to hear the concerns of voters, offering their take on the issues troubling the American electorate.

Later, David is joined by American economist and stand-up comedian Yorum Bauman. Bauman bills himself as the "world's first and only stand-up economist." His video Principles of Economics, translated has more than 1 million views on YouTube. Bauman is a strong supporter of a carbon tax, in particular, a revenue-neutral carbon tax. He started an organization called CarbonWA which gathered signatures for to put a revenue-neutral carbon tax on the ballot for the Washington elections, 2016. This initiative, known as Washington Initiative 732, would impose a steadily increasing tax on emissions of carbon dioxide, and use that revenue offset other taxes. Washington relies on a sales tax for much of its revenue, making its state tax code one of the most regressive tax codes in the nation. If it passes, Initiative 732 supporters assert that it will decrease the sales tax, eliminate the business and occupation tax on manufacturing, and expand the state's earned-income tax credit for low-income households.

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Nov 4, 2016

Comedians Josh Comers, Lance Weiss and Brendan Fitzgibbons discuss 9/11 and Trump jokes, what to expect leading up to the final week of the election, jury duty, boy scouts, the Cubs, the dumbing down of America, who's to blame if Trump wins, what it takes to run a stand-up comedy show, and Gaëtan Dugas.

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Nov 2, 2016

Ten states will be voting on marijuana reform this Tuesday despite the Obama administration’s decision to keep marijuana as a schedule one drug alongside LSD and heroin. California voters will decide on Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, legalizing possession of one ounce of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. Californians will be allowed to grow up to six plants a year. And the sale of marijuana for recreational use would be taxed and regulated.

For more on this we are joined by Dr. Stanton Glantz who is often called the Ralph Nader of the anti-tobacco movement. Dr. Glantz opposes Prop 64. He’s written four books including The Cigarette Papers and is also a professor at the school of medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Glantz believes tobacco and marijuana have similar chemical profiles, and that as we move towards legalization of marijuana we need to regulate it more like tobacco and less like alcohol.

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Oct 31, 2016

Moshe Kasher is a comedian and author of the 2012 memoir Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16. That same year, Moshe released his Netflix stand-up special Moshe Kasher: Live in Oakland. He also co-hosted, alongside Neal Brennan, the late podcast The Champs and is currently the co-host of the live podcast Hound Tall, which takes a single topic and figures out the mysteries of the universe. He and his wife, comedienne Natasha Leggero, recently embarked on a co-headlining Honeymoon Tour across the country.

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Oct 28, 2016

Guest host Colleen Werthmann, prepared with questions, asks David about his favorite words, surprise favorite novel, favorite visual artist, instrument he wishes he could play, biggest regret from childhood, biggest regret from adulthood, what his profession would be in an alternative reality, OCD habits, what makes him fear the future, if comedy yields any progress, conspiracy theories, most interesting political year, the worst politician, and the worst person who is a politician. 

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Oct 25, 2016

Steve Young and Dave Sirus on Letterman, bullying, what makes men attractive, Michelle Obama, political satire, industrial music, and Allan Sherman! Dave Sirus produces and writes sketch comedy and is known for interviewing the Westboro Baptist members under the guise of 'Brick Stone'. Sirus wrote on the forty-first season of SNL and was nominated for an Emmy Award for Writing in a Variety Series. Along with David, he is currently a writer on the Triumph Election Watch Series for Hulu. Steve Young wrote on the Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with David Letterman. Steve is also the co-author of the book "Everything's Coming Up for Profits - The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals".

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Oct 21, 2016

Comedian & Political Satirist Barry Crimmins on Trump's sexual allegations, Bill Clinton's scandals, Bernie Sanders, Obama's character, the passing of Sidney Sheinberg, and the moral dilemma of whether or not David would ever have on someone who has been accused of sexual assault. Barry is the author of "Never Shake Hands With A War Criminal" and the subject of the documentary "Call Me Lucky."

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Oct 18, 2016

Howie Klein on Bob Dylan, sugar lobbyists, Jill Stein, and recent sexual allegations toward Trump. Howie writes for the Down With Tyranny! blog.

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Oct 14, 2016

Comedian Kevin Bartini, joined by Adam Lash, guest hosts for David, who is still nursing his cold. Kevin interviews legendary character actor David Proval, who calls into the show to reveal behind the scenes stories from The Sopranos, The West Wing, Everybody Loves Raymond, Weird Al's U.H.F, The Shawshank Redemption, The Brooklyn Banker and more. 

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Oct 11, 2016

Comedian Jeff Kreisler stops by the ShowBriz Studios to play clips from "National Presents: Are There Any Triggers Here Tonight?", which is the first album of The Final Edition, a satirical troupe founded by Jeff and legendary satirist Tony Hendra. Kreisler is the winner of the Bill Hicks Spirit Award for Thought Provoking Comedy, author of HarperCollins' bestselling satire "Get Rich Cheating," regular commentator on "Showbiz Tonight" and MSNBC, co-host of "Cheater & The Rude" on the Progressive Radio Network, Managing Editor of TheFinalEdition.com and Executive Producer of The Final Edition Radio Hour, Head Writer for The War Room on Current TV, writer for Comedy Central's Indecision2008, Huffington Post, TheStreet.com, and The Independent Film Channel, cast member of Shoot The Messenger (from the co-creator of "The Daily Show"), executive editor of "My Wall Street Journal" (with writers from The Daily Show, The Onion, Monty Python, The New Yorker), and star of several hit international festival shows (incl. Glasgow, Edinburgh, Calgary, New York [presented by Comedy Central], Chicago, San Francisco Festivals, and "The Americans" at Edinburgh Comedy Festival).

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