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Jul 5, 2014

Comedian Jason Nash talks with Laura House about his new movie 'Jason Nash Is Married', plus David interviews Colonel Andrew Bacevich. Plus music by Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys.

Jul 2, 2014

Comedian Ritch Shydner joins Laura House and Jerry Stahl for some sordid tales of sex, drugs, and more drugs. Plus, David Feldman talks with Ed Rabel, John Matthews phones in to talk about Hobby Lobby, and Michael Snyder with movie reviews. Also, David comments on the tragic death of Darren Rainey and the KKK. Music by Will Ryan and Jeremy Kramer.

Jun 28, 2014

Ralph Nader is our guest and says that as the situtation in Iraq deteriorates it's time to take a serious look at Bush and Cheney's culpability in all this. Down With Tyranny's Howie Klein on why President Obama wants to fund the so called, sigh, "moderates" in Syria. Also Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys.

Jun 24, 2014

Eddie Pepitone calls in from Atlanta to talk about his upcoming Netflix comedy special. Plus Ed Rabel discusses his run for Congress, Ralph Nader on the neocons, and movie reviews from Michael Snyder. Also, a song from Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys.

Jun 17, 2014

Laura House and Jerry Stahl are joined by comedian Matt Kirshen who hosts the popular podcast 'Probably Science', plus a story from Dylan Brody. Also, music from Will Ryan and Dave Hill. And last but not least, David Feldman pops in with some thoughts on Bush and Obama. 

Jun 12, 2014

David kicks off the show with a rant about the NRA, then Howie Klein joins us to talk about this week's election results. Then, Jimmy Lee Wirt and Laura House sit down to talk with musician/comedian/author/actor Dave Hill about all of the fun and interesting projects he's involved in. Plus, movie reviews with Michael Snyder, then David ends the show with more talk about the NRA with KPFK's John Matthews. 

Jun 9, 2014

Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons catches up with David to talk about what's been going on in their lives since they last caught up about their lives, and David's love of Greg's dad. Plus an unaired listener question from the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. Also, Donald Sterling tries to convince David he's not a racist. And last but not least, a song from Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys.

Jun 4, 2014

On todays show we talk with Bob Saget about his new book Dirty Daddy, then Henriette Mantel confirms that she's not dead by calling in. After that, Steve Skrovan, Jerry Stahl and Laura House chew the cud with David for a while. Plus  a song by Will Ryan featuring Jeremy Kramer, and Michael Snyder reviews new movies.

May 22, 2014

David returns from his time away on the east coast with Ralph Nader to hang out and catch with Kira Soltanovich, Hal Lublin, Jeremy Kramer, Paul Dooley and Will Ryan. Plus movie reviews with Michael Snyder. 

Apr 30, 2014

Brenda Barnette runs L.A. Animal Services. She joins us to respond to the scathing criticism leveled against her and her department on Monday's show. L.A. Animal Services is one of the largest animal protection organizations in the world.

Apr 28, 2014

On today's radio show we discuss Los Angeles's animal killing machine, and  Humana's human killing machine. Carol Davis, Howie Klein, John Matthews and Michael Snyder. Originally broadcast 4/25/14.

Apr 22, 2014

Comedian Rick Shapiro is our generation's Lenny Bruce, and then some. He reveals all especially on today's show about heroin, hustling, and the need to be on stage three to four times a night. Also Journalist John Matthews on lame attempts to help the homeless, Film Critic Michael Snyder, and highlights from the Ralph Nader Radio Hour.

Apr 18, 2014

Jerry Stahl is best known for his memoir of addiction Permanent Midnight. A film adaptation followed with Ben Stiller in the lead role. Stahl has worked extensively in film and television. His latest books are "Bad Sex On Speed" and "Happy Baby Mutant Pills: A Novel." Also on our show Kevin Rooney, Paul Dooley, Carol Rafael Davis, John Matthews, and Film Critic Michael Snyder.

Stahl began publishing short fiction, won a Pushcart Prize in 1976, and made a living writing for magazines and doing porn stories for cash. One writing job as humor editor for Hustler meant moving to Columbus, Ohio and living at the YMCA until the magazine moved its headquarters to California. Stahl lost his job six months to the day after taking it and ended up on unemployment in California, alongside an escalating heroin dependency, which eventually led to his contracting hepatitis C.

He would go on to become a writer for the 1980s TV series ALFThirtysomething, and Moonlighting. In 1990 he would also write an episode for Twin Peaks and Northern Exposure. He has also acted in seven films.

Permanent Midnight, his 1995 memoir, was adapted by Stahl into a 1998 film of the same name starring Ben Stiller that raised Stahl's profile and set the stage for his ongoing work in film. He wrote the screenplay for Bad Boys II, which starred Will Smithand Martin Lawrence. His novels Perv: A Love Story and Plainclothes Naked enjoyed moderate success. I, Fatty, a fictional autobiography of legendary movie comedian Roscoe Arbuckle received a favorable review from Thomas Mallon in The New Yorker and attracted attention from a variety of national media. According to Stahl, Johnny Depp has optioned the film rights forI, Fatty.

 Stahl edited The Heroin Chronicles (Akashic Books 2013) a collection of stories by various authors.

Stahl has also written a number of CSI episodes which deal with transgressive topics and have been some of the most controversial but also gained some of the highest ratings.

He introduced the dominatrix character Lady Heather who has appeared in a number of episodes, the first of which, "Slaves of Las Vegas", featured viewer discretion advisory warning, due to nudity and sexual content. Stahl has been criticised for his inaccurate portrayal of furries in "Fur and Loathing". However, while earlier episodes of CSI had been criticised for the treatment of transgender people, his episode "Ch-Ch-Changes" was highlighted as offering a sensitive portrayal of the topic. It also got the largest audience to date, 31.5 million, with his "King Baby" being the second most watched that season. That episode dealt with infantilism and the Parents Television Council declared it was the worst television show of the week.


Stahl and Barbara Turner wrote a screenplay for an HBO film about Ernest Hemingway and his relationship with Martha Gellhorn entitled Hemingway & Gellhorn starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman.[13] James Gandolfiniserved as executive producer to the film, which was directed by Philip Kaufman and first aired on HBO on May 28, 2012
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Apr 16, 2014

The King of TV does the greatest Bill Cosby impersonation ever, with Laura House, Frank Conniff, Laura House, Guy Nicolucci Will Ryan and Film Critic Michael Snyder.

Apr 9, 2014

Laura House, Karen Rontowsky, Matt Kirshen, Ralph Nader, Shadoe Stevens, Will Ryan, John Presto Reynolds, Gary Shapiro, Jeremy S. Kramer, Film Critic Michael Snyder, Pacifica Reporter John Matthews.

Apr 8, 2014

Kira Soltanovich with Gary Shapiro, Steve Skrovan and Dylan Brody. 

Kira Soltanovich is a comedian, writer, and actress best known for her work on prank-oriented reality shows such as Oxygen Network's Girls Behaving Badly and TV Guide Network's Trapped by TV Guide. She is also known as the voice of a talking photo booth in a sketch on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, andThe Jay Leno Show. She's also the voice of Carla on the animated series Iggy Cool. Soltanovich is part of the 90-minute comedy special Hot Tamales Live on the Showtime Network. She guest starred on Prank Stars, a Disney channel series. She currently hosts her own parenting podcast: thekirashow.com.

 

Apr 3, 2014

Shadoe Stevens! Plus Jeremy S. Kramer. Shadoe is an American radio host, voiceover actor, and television personality. He was the host of American Top 40 from 1988 to 1995. He currently hosts the internationally syndicated radio show, Top of the World, and co-hosts Mental Radio, an entertaining approach to UFOs and paranormal topics, and he is the co-founder and creator of Sammy Hagar's new rock station "Cabo Wabo Radio" broadcasting worldwide from the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. In television, he is the voice of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS. 

Apr 2, 2014

Dom Irrera was recently voted one of the hundred funniest comics of all time by Comedy Central. Also Ana Kasparian,Laura House, King of TV Paul Goebel, Steve Skrovan and Film Critic Michael Snyder.

Ana Kasparian is the American co-host and producer for the online news show The Young Turks. Kasparian began working as a fill-in producer for The Young Turks in 2007, and is now co-host of the main show and host of The Point on the TYT Network. She also appeared on the TV version of the show that aired on Current TV.

Kasparian started as an assistant producer with CBS Radio news stations in Los Angeles, first with KFWB and then KNX. She has also worked with AOL News, YouTube, TidalTv and On Point. In addition to being the host of TYT, Ana Kasparian appeared frequently on the English version of the Russian-based channel RT and RT America.

After becoming a fill-in host in April 2007, Kasparian became the producer and co-host with Cenk Uygur of the progressive talk radio on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and internet show/TV show The Young Turks. She co-hosted TYT University, a show focused on issues faced by university students for some years, and now hosts another TYT Network show, The Point. Ana is an agnostic. She completed her Master of Political Science in 2010.

Mar 31, 2014

New movies, new books and new congressmen. Dr. Lee Rogers, Film Critic Michael Snyder, Down With Tyranny's Howie Klein, Journalist John Matthews, and Author Cari Lynn.

Mar 26, 2014

Kevin Rooney, Rick Overton and Law Professor Jodi David Armour. David is surrounded by his heroes.

Mar 25, 2014

For 20 years prostitution was legal in New Orleans. Cari Lynn is is the author of Madam which tells that story. Plus David Kukoff talks about his new book Children of the Canyon. Along with Laura House and Steve Skrovan.

Madam tells the story of when vice had a legal home and jazz was being born—the captivating story of an infamous true-life madam
 
New Orleans, 1900. Mary Deubler makes a meager living as an “alley whore.” That all changes when bible-thumping Alderman Sidney Story forces the creation of a red-light district that’s mockingly dubbed “Storyville.” Mary believes there’s no place for a lowly girl like her in the high-class bordellos of Storyville’s Basin Street, where Champagne flows and beautiful girls turn tricks in luxurious bedrooms.  But with gumption, twists of fate, even a touch of Voodoo, Mary rises above her hopeless lot to become the notorious Madame Josie Arlington.
 
Filled with fascinating historical details and cameos by Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and E. J. Bellocq, Madam is a fantastic romp through The Big Easy and the irresistible story of a woman who rose to power long before the era of equal rights.

Children of the Canyon tells the story of David, a boy growing up in LA’s fabled Laurel Canyon neighborhood as the 1960s counterculture is coming to an end. David’s record producer father works with the reclusive former leader of a surf music band on an album that promises to elevate the legacies of both men to immortal status. His distant, peripatetic mother rides the waves of activism and feminism in and out of David’s life. The elusive Topanga, named for the city’s last remaining Eden, whom David meets on the beach the night of his parents’ separation continues to elude his futile attempts to reconnect with her throughout the decade. Through David’s eyes, we bear witness to the fallout from the California Dream’s malfunction: the ruined families, failed revolutionaries, curdled musical idealism, and, ultimately, the rise of the conservatism that put the country on its present path.

Mar 24, 2014

 

Senator Lindsey Graham doesn't want us to know about him. Plus Jon Leibowtiz who just wrapped up his four year term as chairman of the Federal Trade Commissioner talks about Ralph Nader, Law Professor Jodi Armour talks about the most recent execution in Texas, Down With Tyranny’s Howie Klein discusses whether Senator Lindsay Graham’s homosexuality will be an issue in this year midterms, Film Critic Michael Snyder tells us about two documentaries we all should be seeing and highlights from our premiere episode of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour.

 

 

 

Mar 21, 2014

The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America with Law Professor Jody David Armour who is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California. He has been a member of the faculty since 1995. Professor Armour’s expertise ranges from personal injury claims to claims about the relationship between racial justice, criminal justice, and the rule of law.  Professor Armour studies the intersection of race and legal decision making as well as torts and tort reform movements.

A widely published scholar and popular lecturer, Professor Armour is a Soros Justice Senior Fellow of The Open Society Institute’s Center on Crime, Communities and Culture. He has published articles in Stanford Law Review, California Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Southern California Review of Law and Women's Studies, University of Colorado Law Review and University of Pittsburgh Law Review.  His book Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America, (New York University Press, 1997), received the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award. He has just completed a book on the relationship between law, language, morality, politics and the performing arts titled Hearts and Minds in Blame and Punishment.  Professor Armour is a regular legal analyst on KABC, KNBC and KCBS News and a sought-after legal expert on a variety of criminal law and social justice issues in a wide range of other media outlets. At the request of the US Department of State and European Embassies, Professor Armour has toured major universities in Europe to speak about social justice as well as Hip Hop culture and the law.  His work on the performing arts and law recently culminated in a unique interdisciplinary and multimedia analysis of social justice and linguistics, titled Race, Rap and Redemption, produced by USC alumna J.M. Morris, and featuring performance by Ice Cube, Mayda del Valle, Saul Williams, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Macy Gray Music Academy Orchestra, and Mailon Rivera.  

Prof. Armour earned his A.B. degree in Sociology and Philosophy at Harvard University and his J.D. degree with honors from Boalt Hall Law School at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining University of Southern California, he was an associate at Morrison & Foerster, Kirkpatrick and Lockhart and taught at Boalt Hall, Indiana University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Professor Armour currently teaches students a diverse array of subjects, including Criminal Law, Torts, and Stereotypes and Prejudice: The Role of the Cognitive Unconscious in the Rule of Law.

Mar 19, 2014

Will Ryan is the voice of Tigger. There we finally said it! Laura House, Ron Babcock, Jimmy Lee Wirt and David also talk about Chatty Magoo.

Mar 18, 2014

Steve Skrovan explains why David Feldman is a moron. Along with Storyteller Dylan Brody.

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