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Now displaying: November, 2016
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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