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Mar 17, 2014

Ralph Nader, Henriette Mantel and Howie Klein join us for an amazing thirty minutes. Ralph Nader's new radio show premieres this week for Pacifica. Henriette Mantel starred as Alice in The Brady Bunch movies, and Howie Klein is the founder and treasurer of the Blue America PAC which raises money for progressive candidates around America.

The Essential Nader says, "Ralph Nader is one of America’s most effective social critics. Named by The Atlantic as one of the 100 most influential figures in American history, and by Time and Life magazines as one of the hundred most influential Americans of the twentieth century, his documented criticism of government and industry has had widespread effect on public awareness and bureaucratic power. He is the “U.S.’s toughest customer” says Time magazine. His inspiration and example have galvanized a whole population of consumer advocates, citizen activists, and public interest lawyers who in turn have established their own organizations throughout the country."

Henriette's new book is No Kidding. In No Kidding, comedy writer Henriette Mantel tackles the topic of actually not having kids. This fascinating collection features a star-studded group of contributors—including Margaret Cho, Wendy Liebman, Laurie Graff, and other accomplished, funny women—writing about why they opted out of motherhood. Whether their reasons have to do with courage, apathy, monetary considerations, health issues, or something else entirely, the essays featured in the pages of No Kidding honestly (and humorously) delve into the minds of women who have chosen what they would call a more sane path.

Hilarious, compelling, and inspiring, No Kidding reveals a perspective that has too long been hidden, shamed, and silenced—and celebrates an entire population of women who have decided that kids are just not right for them.

Howie Klein's blog is Down With Tyranny.

 

Mar 13, 2014

Kevin and Carol are back from Nice. Plus Will Ryan introduces us to his lesbian sister. Along with Dylan Brody, Jeremy S. Kramer, Janie Haddad Tompkins and Hal Lublin.

Mar 12, 2014

Jackie Kashian, King Of TV and Laura House. Jackie Kashian was born in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised by her father Elliot, and her stepmother Nancy, along with her four older brothers and one older sister. She graduated from South Milwaukee High School in 1983.
She discovered her love of stand-up comedy while attending The University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was soon given stage time at a club operated by Bill Kinison (brother of Sam Kinison) five nights a week.
Kashian has had a half-hour special on Comedy Central and has appeared on CBS, NBC, and the nationally syndicated Radio/TV show Bob And Tom. She tours internationally, spending approximately 25 weeks a year on the road, and has entertained US troops stationed in Africa and the Middle East several times. Her most recent album, It's Never Going to be Bread, was named as one of the top comedy albums of 2010 by Amazon.com.
After living in Minneapolis, Kashian moved to Los Angeles and currently resides in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband, Andy Ashcraft. She is good friends with Maria Bamford and they often perform together, both in Los Angeles and on the road.

Mar 11, 2014

Fort Lee Mayor Burt Ross, our greatest American, discovers David's new hero is Ralph Nader. Also Steve Skrovan the host of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. Please subscribe to our show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.

Mar 10, 2014

Ralph Nader is our greatest living American. This Saturday at 11:00 a.m. on KPFK we are proud to welcome the Ralph Nader Radio Hour to all our Pacifica Radio affiliates in America, Mexico and Canada. Also on our show Blue America's PAC's Howie Klein, Will Ryan and Film Critic Michael Snyder. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.

Mar 5, 2014

Time to offend the delicious Laura House. Comedy's Ron Babcock, Mr. J., and Jimmy Lee Wirt.

Mar 4, 2014

Chris Kelly and Steve Skrovan. Chris writes for HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher and is the author of Downton Tabby. Steve Skrovan is the host of the new Ralph Nader Show. Also Paul Dooley, Kevin Rooney, Mark Thompson, Jeremy S. Kramer, Janie Haddad Tompkins and Hal Lublin. Written by Frank Conniff, Guy Nicolucci, David Weiss and David Feldman.

Mar 3, 2014

 

Goodbye Oscars, hello Emmys. What’s on TV?  So much to watch. Comics Jeff Ross, Eddie Pepitone, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jeremy S. Kramer, Tony Hinchcliffe, Beni Aflalo plus Will Ryan & The Cactus County Cowboys.,

 

Written by David Weiss, Guy Nicolucci, Hal Lublin and David Feldman, Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.

 

Feb 28, 2014

Does writing for television really count as writing? Emmy Award Winning Comedy Writer Guy Nicolucci joins Emmy Award Losing Comedy Writer Jon Hotchkiss. Guy Nicoluicci also teaches comedy writing at N.Y.U. Please subscribe to our show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.

Feb 27, 2014

Mexico's Drug Lord El Chapo was captured on Saturday, so the D.E.A.'s Sean Dunagan joins us. Before joining L.E.A.P. Sean was the D.E.A.'s senior intelligence research specialist in Mexico. Eventually his family had to be evacuated from the country as a result of cartel violence while he was stationed there. Sean says, “Chapo Guzmán is a ruthlessly violent criminal, and the Mexican authorities who brought him to justice should be commended. Unfortunately, in the big picture, his arrest will do nothing to keep drugs off of our streets or reduce the level of prohibition-related violence in Mexico, Chicago, or anywhere else. As long as we continue the failed strategy of prohibition, violence and corruption will be hallmarks of the drug trade.” Sean joined LEAP after he realized the war on drugs was only making things worse. A fascinating interview that will make it easier to understand the role America plays in the Mexican drug war.

Also film critic Michael Snyder.

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Feb 26, 2014

Laura House, Comic Brian Scolaro and Storyteller Dylan Brody. Please subscribe to our show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.

Feb 25, 2014

We start today's show with the premise that humans are basically horrible. This leads us into Uganda's new Kill The Gays law, Evangelicals and Kiev. After David defends America Eddie Pepitone gets upset when he realizes David will say anything, take any position to keep the show moving. Comedy Writer Steve Skrovan also joins us. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.

Feb 20, 2014

Comics Jeff Ross and Fred Stoller stop by. Jeff remembers his friend Sid Caesar who passed away last week. Fred remembers Seinfeld's Kenny Kramer who is suing Fred for one million dollars. Also Hal Lublin, Rick Overton, Frank Conniff, Eddie Pepitone, Tony Hinchcliffe and Benji Aflalo. Plus Will Ryan and The Saguaro Sisters along with Westy Westenhofer. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher and don't forget to grab our OFFICIAL podcast feed:http://davidfeldmanshow.libsyn.com/rss

Feb 19, 2014

A tidal wave of information is coming your way. How do you keep up? Or do you even have to? Laura House, Comedy's Ron Babcock and David Feldman offer up some tips on how not to get overwhelmed by so much data. Please subscribe to our show for free on iTunes and Stitcher. Please grab our official podcast feed, and pass it along to all your friends. http://davidfeldmanshow.libsyn.com/rss

Feb 18, 2014

Burt Ross is the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey who turned down a $500,000 bribe from the mafia sending seven Gambino associates to prison. In the Feldman pantheon Burt Ross is right there next to Ralph Nader and Tootie from Facts of Life. Burt talks about standing up to the mob, and what a bad guy Governor Chris Christie truly is. Joining us on the panel are Steve Skrovan and Will Ryan. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher. Also please use our official podcast feed:

Feb 17, 2014

We meet Bruce Jenner's plastic surgeon who turns out to be a dentist. The world's longest traffic jam, the Ryan brothers and their lesbian sister, Film Critic Michael Snyder and new music from Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Portions of today's show written by Jim Earl, Steve Rosenfield, David Weiss and David Feldman. Featuring Paul Dooley, Rick Overton, Jeremy S. Kramer, and Hal Lublin. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. And grab our official podcast feed:http://davidfeldmanshow.libsyn.com/rss

Feb 14, 2014

General Smedley Butler remembers his driver Mike Hunt. Jeremy S. Kramer, Storyteller Dylan Brody plus Will Ryan & The Cactus County Cowboys. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher. Also please use our official podcast feed: http://davidfeldmanshow.libsyn.com/rss

Feb 13, 2014

Comedy Writers Laura House & Steve Skrovan. Plus Will Ryan along with Shona Kennedy, Katriona Kennedy and Karona Kennedy. Plus Westy Westenhofer on bass. Please subscribe to our show for free on iTunes and Stitcher. Also grab out official podcast feed:

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Feb 12, 2014

Comedy Film Nerds Graham Elwood and Chris Mancini talk Oscars and their new documentary on the history of podcasting. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Or grab our OFFICIAL podcast feed: http://davidfeldmanshow.libsyn.com/rss

Feb 11, 2014

Meet America's youngest pimp. Jeremy S. Kramer, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Hal Lublin, Dylan Brody and Will Ryan. Plus Jimmy Lee Wirt. Please subscribe to our show for free on iTunes and Stitcher. Or grab our official podcast feed: http://davidfeldmanshow.libsyn.com/rss

Feb 7, 2014

David Sedaris's favorite story teller Dylan Brody tells a story. Also Brooklyn Mike stops by for some fire safety tips, Hal Jackson from Palisades Amusement Park unveils his new musical Burn Victim Jamboree, along with Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jeremy S. Kramer, Hal Lublin and Will Ryan. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher. Also grab our OFFICIAL podcast feed: http://davidfeldmanshow.libsyn.com/rss

Feb 6, 2014

Who had the tougher week? Bob Dylan? Or Dylan Farrow? Film Critic Michael Snyder. Plus Jeremy S. Kramer. And Will Ryan & The Cactus County Cowboys. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher. Or grab our official podcast feed: http://davidfeldmanshow.libsyn.com/rss

Feb 5, 2014

The NFL is a tax-exempt organization earning $9 billion a year. Patrick Hruby writes for Sports On Earth. His recent Politico article, "The National Freeloader League," accuses the NFL of paying little to no taxes, and draining local economies by creating low paying jobs. He says taxpayer subsidized stadiums divert much needed money from schools, bridges and other crumbling infrastructure. Then Alec Luhn joins us. Alec is the Moscow correspondent for The Nation Magazine. He returned from Kiev where Ukraine is in turmoil as it moves into the clutches of Russia and farther away from the European Union.  Plus Jeremy S. Kramer. Also Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys featuring Cactus Chloe Fiorenzo. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher. Or grab our OFFICIAL podcast feed: http://davidfeldmanshow.libsyn.com/rss.

Feb 1, 2014

Martin Short on Mayor Rob Ford. Plus:David Wild from Rolling Stone magazine remembers Pete Seeger.

CREW, the Center for Responsibility And Ethics in Washington filed an ethics complaints against Congressman Michael Grimm, in response to Grimm’s threat Tuesday night to break a reporter in half and throw him off a balcony. Melanie Sloan filed that ethics complaint. She is the executive director of CREW and tells us why Congressman Michael Grimm is one of the most corrupt politicians in Washington DC.

 

Some disturbing news about our food. This week we learned that the Food and Drug Administration withheld an internal study that concluded feeding antibiotics to livestock makes humans susceptible to antibiotic resistant Superbugs. We’ll talk with Avinash Kar from the Natural Resources Defense Council who sued the FDA to get this study made public.

 

Sargent Shriver’s son, Maria Shriver’s brother Bobby Shriver is running for office here in Los Angeles calling himself an environmentalist. But Hunter Schwarz from Buzzfeed has been looking into Bobby Shriver’s investments and says Bobby Shriver’s stock portfolio is drill baby drill.

Also Will Ryan & The Cactus County Cowboys featuring Westy Westenhofer, Cactus Chloe Fiorenzo, Benny Brydern and JT Tornado Thomas.

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Jan 31, 2014

David exposes the squalid truth about Wall Street and everybody who works there. What nobody, including your parents, your president, your Martin Scorcese, your Leonardo DiCaprio won't tell you. Plus we meet the Cactus County Cowboys. Laura House, Ron Babcock, Will Ryan, Westy Westenhofen, Cactus Chloe Fioenzo, Benny Brydern and Jt Tornado Thomas. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher of grab our official podcast feed:http://davidfeldmanshow.libsyn.com/rss

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