Monsanto spying on activists, Jonah Goldberg's mother, Mark's big announcement, JFK named Byron White to the Supreme Court after White cleared him in the PT 109 investigation, Clear Channel, How much are you worth?, Defending Obama, and then David insists the Fed is secretly buying up all those lousy mortgages that crashed the economy. Emmy Award Winning Comedy Writer and Director Steve Skrovan, and Mark Thompson. 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
Ralph Nader for the hour. Ralph's new book is Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns.
“What sets Ralph Nader apart is that he has moved beyond social criticism to effective political action.”—The New York Times
"Nader is at his polemical best inveighing against specific issues from the skyrocketing costs of college education to the Keystone XL pipeline to new traffic safety concerns that harken back to his pivotal game-changing 1965 book, Unsafe at Any Speed. Admirers of Nader will find much to savor here as will anyone seeking to understand the mind of a man who singlehandedly sparked a new era of citizen-driven political and consumer activism." —Publishers Weekly
From the jacket, "The column is the most natural literary form for a citizen’s advocate, and Ralph Nader may be its most robust and forceful practitioner. The Big Book of Ralph Nader Columns presents a panoramic portrait of the problems confronting our society and provides examples of the many actions an organized citizenry could and should take to create a more just and environmentally sustainable world. Drawing on decades of experience, Nader's columns document the consequences of concentrated corporate power; threats to our food, water and air; the corrosive effect of commercialism on our children; the dismantling of worker rights; and the attacks on our civil rights and civil liberties. Nader also offers concrete suggestions to spark citizen action and achieve social change."
Also with us is Steve Skrovan, the director of An Unreasonable Man, the documentary about Mr. Nader, and KPFK Program Director Alan Minsky.
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Downton Abbey goes Jewish, Fatty Arbuckle, 3 Men And A Red Diaper Baby, Hazel's Shirley Booth and Her Relationship to the Lincoln Assassination. With Jeremy S. Kramer, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Hal Lublin and Will Ryan. Also new music from Will Ryan & The Cactus County Cowboys featuring West Westenhofer, Cactus Chloe Fiorenzo, Benny Brydern and JT Tornado Thomas. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher or grab our official podcast feed: http://davidfeldmanshow.libsyn.com/rss
Chris Christie's bra size and Jimmy Depetro learns where babies come from. Comedy Genius Jeremy S. Kramer, Hal Lublin, movies with Michael Snyder plus Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys featuring Westy Westenhofer, Cactus Chloe Fiorenzo, Benny Brydern and JT Tornado Thomas. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher, or grab our OFFICIAL podcast feed: http://davidfeldmanshow.libsyn.com/rss
Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami today, Michael Kaufman from the ACLU explains why Bieber would be deported if he were from Mexico instead of Canada and not famous. Howie Klein from the Blue America PAC tells us who the most vulnerable GOP congressman is, Michael Snyder with two docs we should catch and Will Ryan & The Cactus County Cowboys feauring Cactus Chloe Fiorenzo, West Westenhofer, Benny Brydern and J.T. Tornado Thomas. Please subscribe to this podcast for free on iTunes and Stitcher. Or grab our OFFICIAL podcast feed: http://davidfeldmanshow.libsyn.com/rss
Cops, Comedy, Dolphins, Improv, Chickens, Frank Luntz, Income Disparity, Our Favorite Comics, and Michael Douglas. Emmy Award winning comedy writers Rick Overton and Steve Skrovan and Comedy's Ron Babock. Music from Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys featuring Hal Lublin and Jeremy S. Kramer. Please subscribe to our show as a free podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. If you're using some other podcasting program please know that this is our OFFICIAL podcast feed:
We discuss Richard Sherman, Bridgegate, Dylan Brody talks about taking peyote when he was eleven. Plus Sarah Palin accuses President Obama of playing the race card on Martin Luther King Day. Our president says he would never let his son play football, and that pot is no more lethal than alcohol. Dylan Brody, Webmaster Jimmy Lee Wirt, Guy Nicolucci and Will Ryan & The Cactus County Cowboys featuring Cactus Chloe Fiorenzo, Benny Brydern, Westy Westenhofen and JT Tornado Thomas. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. This is our official podcast feed:
West Virginia’s chemical spill demonstrates why we need a more powerful EPA and John Boehner is lying when he says coal is "regulated enough." The Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is the most corrupt man in Washington and is lying when he tell us why he's retiring. A new documentary reveals that Donald Rumsfeld is delusional and a liar. Is Egypt ready for Democracy? Is America ready for Democracy? And with North Korea and Iran pursuing their nuclear ambitions does America really have the ability to shoot incoming missiles out of the sky? Or is Raytheon lying to us? Today’s show features the following Truth Tellers: Will Ryan, Cactus Chloe Fiorenzo, Westy Westenhofer, Benny Brydern and JT “Tornado Thomas,” Hal Lublin, Mark Thompson, Howie Klein, Hayes Brown and Michael Snyder. Portions of our show are written by Hal Lublin and David Feldman. Please subscribe to this for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
The battle on the war on Christmas continues as we announce our war on Valentine's Day. Comic Matt Kirshen, Jeremy S. Kramer, Hal Lublin, Film Critic Michael Snyder, Web Master Jimmy Lee Wirt and Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys. The Cactus County Cowboys features Cactus Chloe Fiorenzo, Westy Westenhofer, Benny Brydern and J.T. Tornado Thomas. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
Maz's new comedy special is entitled I Come In Peace . Our full interview with Comedian Maz Jobrani who talks about performing all over the world, and what is happening in Iran. Haz has made appearances on shows like The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Talkshow with Spike Feresten, "Whitney", and regularly performs at top comedy clubs (in California and New York) such as The Comedy Store. He made an appearance as a dental patient on an episode of Still Standing, in the pilot episodes of Better Off Ted, The Knights of Prosperity, on an episode of Cedric the Entertainer Presents and on an episode of The West Wing as a Saudi prince. He also made an appearance in 13 Going on 30. He has toured with the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour. He provided the voice of Ahmed Farahnakian in the audiobook version of World War Z. Jobrani has
Jobrani makes occasional appearances on NPR's news quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
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Truth About Dennis Rodman's Trip To North Korea, Katie Couric Fails Transgender Community, Obama Never Lied About Obamacare, 40 Percent of White Men Arrested By Age Of 23, and Indonesia's Mass Murderers Go Unpunished. Think Progress's Hayes Brown, Nation Magazine's George Zornick, Think Progress's Zack Ford, Professor of Criminology Dr. Robert Brame, and Film Critic Michael Snyder. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
Henry Phillips is a musical comedian from LA known for his "Comedy Central Presents", semi-autobiographical movie "Punching the Clown" (winner of several awards, most notably the Audience Award at the "Slamdance Film Festival") as well as his songs for two award-winning musicals, "Blake: the Musical" and "Chips." He also performs in a series of satirical You Tube cooking videos called "Henry's Kitchen," in which he tries and fails to cook food, make friends, and impress women. Henry’s also appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", "Bob and Tom", "The Dr. Demento Show," and the podcasts "WTF with Marc Maron" and "Comedy Bang Bang." He joins us with Jeremy S. Kramer and Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys along with Jimmy Lee Wirt. Portions of today’s program were written by David Weiss. Please subscribe to our show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
Republicans want you to believe that millions of Americans are losing their health insurance due to Obamacare, and that President Obama lied when he said, “If you liked your plan you could keep it.”
George Zornick writes for The Nation Magazine, he’s been looking into this for the Washington Post and writes that when all is said and done only ten thousand Americans will lose their coverage, not the five million conservative pundits would want us to believe. He joins us from Washington DC. Then California’s State Supreme Court last Thursday ruled unanimously that undocumented workers could now practice law in the state of California. Rachel Swan writes for SF weekly and she has been following this case, she joins us from San Francisco. Michael Snyder is our resident film critic and he has two documentaries we all have to see. And Jeremy S. Kramer spills the beans on The Annenberg Foundation. Plus Gary Shapiro sits in with Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Please subscribe to this show as a free podcast on iTunes and Stitcher and give us a great review.
Comic Fred Stoller is being sued by Seinfeld's Kenny Kramer for one million dollars. Fred Stoller author of "My Seinfeld Year" stops by with his lawyer, David Pierce, to talk about what it's like getting sued by Kramer. Think Progress' Hayes Brown has been looking into Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea and tells us what he's uncovered. Plus a new study shows that 50 percent of all black men in America and 40 percent of all white men in America will be arrested by the time they're 23. Dr. Robert Braim, criminology professor at the University of South Carolina, is the lead author of the study and he tells us what's going on with our police. Please subscribe to our show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher and give us a great review.
Rick Overton, Eddie Pepitone, Steve Skrovan and Rabbi To The Stars Gary Shapiro talk spirituality.
David Feldman treats the sketches on this show the same way he treats all his children. Some he loves more than others. Because David has failed to write thank you notes to people who contribute to this show he is taking the weekend off to write them and left behind some of his favorite sketches from 2013.Today’s show features Paul Dooley, Jeremy S. Kramer, Rick Overton, Eddie Pepitone, Mike McShane, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Mark Thompson, Hal Lublin, Graham Elwood Lauren Pritchard, and Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys.We are written by Chris Compton, Hal Lublin, David Weiss, Guy Nicolucci, Will Dixon, Ben Zelevansky, and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show as a free podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
We welcome 2014 with Paul F. Tompkins, Eddie Pepitone, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Laura House, Mark Thompson, Frank Conniff and Chris Pina. Eddie talks about last month's anxiety attack before, during and after his audition for The Middle. And Mark Thompson talks about creating Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? and how it led to the creation of The Bachelor. Portions written by Ben Zelevansky, Steve Rosenfield, and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
It's legal to buy pot in Colorado on January 1. We go to Denver to talk with Associated Press' Kristen Wyatt about Colorado becoming the first state in American history where it's legal to buy marijuana over the counter. America has lost its taste for capital punishment as 2013 turns out to have the second lowest number of executions in 40 years. We talk with Richard Dieter Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center. Plus Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
How Wall Street buys professors to teach, write and testify on Wall Street's behalf with two time Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist David Kocieniewsk from The New York Times. David Kocieniewski wrote two investigative articles this year about Goldman Sachs and Apple that we discuss all the time on this show. His latest investigative piece will make you question everything you're told by economists and professors. Then Film Critic Michael Snyder lists his favorite movies for 2013. Also Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys, Jimmy Lee Wirt, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Hal Lublin and Jeremy S. Kramer. Portions of our show are written by Hal Lublin, David Weiss and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
David Kocieniewski is a business reporter who has been covering the nation’s tax system for The New York Times since 2010. Previously, Mr. Kocieniewski had been a reporter on the paper’s Metro desk since 1995 where he focused on law enforcement, corruption and its offshoot and the New Jersey government.
In 2013, he was part of the team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting “for its penetrating look into business practices by Apple and other technology companies that illustrates the darker side of a changing global economy for workers and consumers.”
In 2011, Mr. Kocieniewski examined the efforts by businesses to lower their taxes and the debate over how to improve the tax system in a series titled “But Nobody Pays That.’'
In April 2012, the series was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. The Pulitzer jury said his work “penetrated a legal thicket to explain how the nation’s wealthiest citizens and corporations often exploited loopholes and avoided taxes.”
Mr. Kocieniewski joined The Times in 1995. Previously, he worked at The Detroit News from 1986 to 1990, and New York Newsday from 1990 to 1995. He has covered criminal justice and politics for most of his career.
While at New York Newsday, he wrote a series of stories about corruption in the New York Police Department that led to the Mollen Commission hearings and won a handful of awards from various organizations, including the New York State Bar Association and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Mr. Kocieniewski is the co-author of “Two Seconds Under the World,” a book about the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and the F.B.I.’s failure to takes steps that might have prevented it. He also wrote “The Brass Wall,” an exposé about corruption in the police department’s Internal Affairs Bureau that nearly cost a hero undercover detective his life; the book was cited as one of the top 10 nonfiction books of 2003.
Mr. Kocieniewski was born in Buffalo, N.Y. He graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1985, and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1986.
A Kitchen Wet Dreams spectacular with conversation, sketches and song! We have something for everybody today. Michael Snyder, our resident film critic, tells us what movies to avoid this holiday weekend, Paul Dooley, Hal Lublin, Eddie Pepitone, Kevin Rooney, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jeremy S. Kramer, Rick Overton, Will Ryan and Cactus Chloe Fiorenzo also join us along with David Mizner who wrote the cover story for this week’s Nation Magazine. Portions of today’s show are written by Hal Lublin, David Weiss, Will Dixon and David Feldman. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. This is another amazing show for everyone, so please share it with your friends, and give us a great review on iTunes.
Comic Maz Jobrani describes playing Beirut. Also Retired Lt. Commander Diane Goldstein from LEAP tells us how cops benefit financially by keeping marijuana illlegal. She goes on to call for the legalization of marijuana. Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. LEAP believes, "Those policies have failed, and continue to fail, to effectively address the problems of drug abuse, especially the problems of juvenile drug use, the problems of addiction, and the problems of crime caused by the existence of a criminal black market in drugs." Also Eddie Pepitone, Janie Haddad Tompkins and Hal Lublin. Portions of today's show written by Hal Lublin, David Weiss and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show as a free podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
Did Americans do their patriotic duty and spend money they didn't have for Christmas? We ask Tiffany Hsu who covers retail for the Los Angeles Times. Down With Tyranny's Howie Klein with yet another exclusive. David Sedaris' favorite story teller Dylan Brody tells us a X-Mas story. And then Film Critic Michael Snyder reviews Wolf Of Wall Street. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
Our Christmas special featuring the words and music of Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys with Jeremy S. Kramer, Hal Lublin, and on the licorice stick Cactus County Chloe Fiorenzo. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Single Payer For All!
Breaking news: Exclusive Duck Dynasty Gay Porn Shocker! Howie Klein reveals startling news about Duck Dynasty and gay porn. Also Think Progress' LGBT Editor Zach Ford, Nation Magazine's Moscow Correspondent Alec Luhn, and then David Mizner talks about his cover story for Nation Magazine about 2013 being the year of the hunger strike. Also Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowoys. Please subsribe to our show on iTunes and Stitcher for free and give us a great review.
Dan Pasternack is head of programming for IFC. He joins Paul Dooley, Paul Provenza, and Jeremy S. Kramer to tell you who's funny and everything about the history of comedy. Paul Dooley is the star of Breaking Away and 16 Candles. Paul Provenza is the host of Showtime's The Green Room, director of The Aristocrats and author of Satiristas. Jeremy S. Kramer is the holy grail of comedy. Also Andrea Martin, Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys, Eddie Pepitone, Rick Overton, Frank Conniff, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Mark Thompson and Shop War On Christmas' Jimmy Wirt. Today's show is written by David Weiss, Ben Zelevansky, Steve Rosenfield and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show on iTunes and Stitcher and share it with your loved ones.