David Sedaris's favorite story teller Dylan Brody talks about performing in front of 3,000 people with David Sedaris. Then he recites the seven minute story he told that night. Our lady female woman doctor returns to tell the boys that their Attention Deficit Disorder is a figment of the pharmaceutical industry's craven imagination. Also the Nation Magazine's Moscow correspondent Alec Luhn fills us in on the protests in Ukraine. Michael Snyder talks movies. Plus new music from Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys. This is the episode that almost didn't happen. You can smell the tension in the air. But we did it. We almost had a fistfight break out, but everybody calmed down. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
One of this show's most requested guests ever has come black! Law Professor Jodi Armour returns to offer up some surprising thoughts on Mandela, The Paradox of Black Patriotism, Chris Rock and Welfare Queens. Jody Armour is Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law at the University of Southern California, where he specializes in race issues in legal decision-making. Professor Armour also writes the "Nigga Theory" blog and is author of "Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America" published by New York University Press. Today's program includes Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys featuring Hal Lublin and Jeremy S. Kramer.
Santa is black, and so is Jesus according to exclusive new evidence uncovered by our show, also the Affluenza legal defense. Mark Thompson talks about gifting powerful executives, Laura House reveals her father's role in the Kennedy Assasination. Plus Paul Dooley, Eddie Pepitone, Rick Overton, Jeremy S. Kramer, Hal Lublin, Janie Haddad Tompkins, and Chris Pina. Also Shop War On Christmas's Jimmy Lee Wirt, Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys. Portions of today's show written by David Weiss, Hal Lublin and David Feldman. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
Author of "Breasts: A Natural And Unnatural History" Florence Williamson stops by to talk implants, male breast feeding and what's in your milk. Did you know that breast milk contains substances similar to cannabis? Or that it’s sold on the Internet for 262 times the price of oil? Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. But in the modern world, the breast is changing. Breasts are getting bigger, arriving earlier, and attracting newfangled chemicals. Increasingly, the odds are stacked against us in the struggle with breast cancer, even among men. What makes breasts so mercurial—and so vulnerable?
In her informative and highly entertaining account, intrepid science reporter Florence Williams sets out to uncover the latest scientific findings from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine. Her investigation follows the life cycle of the breast from puberty to pregnancy to menopause, taking her from a plastic surgeon’s office where she learns about the importance of cup size in Texas to the laboratory where she discovers the presence of environmental toxins in her own breast milk. The result is a fascinating exploration of where breasts came from, where they have ended up, and what we can do to save them.
Plus Howie Klein talks about the new movie "The Wolf Of Wall Street." Also Will Ryan and the Cactus County Boys featuring Cactus Chloe Feorenzo, Bill Burr, Mark Thompson, Jane Edith Wilson, Felicia Michaels, Cynthia Adler, and Mike MacRae. Portions of today's show are written by Ben Zelevansky, Mike MacRae and David Feldman.
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We look back at the week with the Nation Magazine's David Mizner, Down With Tyranny's Howie Klein, Nation Magazine's Professor Peter Ludlow, and Lorette Herman from the Los Angeles Alcoholism Center for Women. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
When David realizes his guest is stuck in traffic he is forced to kill an hour with a very, very, very special guest along with Jeremy S. Kramer, Paul Dooley, Will Ryan and Shop War On Christmas's Jimmy Lee Wirt. Please give our show a great review on iTunes and Stitcher.
Who's winning? Google or Apple? The answer might surprise you. The digital earthquake began six years ago with the launch of Apple's iPhone. Author of "Dogfight" Fred Vogelstein talks about his new book chronicling the intense and personal battles between Steve Jobs and the kids from Google over who would control our mobile devices. Fred Vogelstein is a contributing editor at Wired magazine. "Dogfight" is published by Sarah Crichton Books. Today's show was edited by Ben Schultz. Please give our show a great review on iTunes and Stitcher.
A whole lotta show. More than three hours of pure delight with Emmy Award Winning Comedy Writer Chris Kelly. Chris Kelly's new book is Downton Tabby. It's sort of like Downton Abbey with cats. The more you think about it, the more you realize that it's the perfect Christmas gift. Chris is one of the greatest comedy writers in the history of television. He currently works on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher and blogs for The Huffington Post even though Arianna Huffington is a vagina dentatta witch. Plus Mark Thompson, Laura House and Movie Critic Michael Snyder. New music from Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Web Guru Jimmy Wirt talks about our new store www.ShopWarOnChristmas.com. Also Eddie Pepitone, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Hal Lublin, and Jeremy S. Kramer. Portions of today's show written by Chris Compton, Guy Nicolucci, David Weiss, Please give this show a great review on iTunes and Stitcher.
America has entered an era of Corporate PSYOPS. This is dangerous stuff. Corporations are spying on political activists and our Justice Department is prosecuting journalists who are trying to tell you this. Why did Aaron Swartz kill himself? Professor Peter Ludlow's chilling article in The Nation Magazine details the convergence of private intelligence firms and the CIA. Journalists and hacktivists are already locked up in America for exposing this. We talk with Professor Ludlow who writes in The Nation, "Why should we care about the cases of Aaron Swartz, Jeremy Hammond, Barrett Brown and Andrew Auernheimer? Apart from the great injustices done to them, there is the problem that when laws are overextended for cases like these, a precedent is established that can be used to incarcerate any of us." Listen and then subscribe to the Nation Magazine. Also please give our show a good review on iTunes and Stitcher.
David talks with four of his favorite authors. Plus Paul Dooley, Rick Overton, Will Ryan, Jeremy S. Kramer, Lauren Pritchard, and Janie Haddad Tompkins. Portions written by David Weiss, Ned Rice, and David Feldman. Please give our show a good review on iTunes.
What could make the David Feldman Show any better? No David Feldman. Mark Thompson guest hosts along with Laura House, Film Critic Michael Snyder and Mark's cohost from The Edge Heather Ankeny. Please subscribe to The Edge for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
Comic Bobby Slayton. Wait it gets better! What's the one thing missing from David's show? Not enough David not being there. Mark Thompson is hosting the show all this week with Heather Ankeny from The Edge. Tons of laughs, zero Feldman! Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Also check out The Edge on iTunes.
Clive Thompson covers technology for Wired and the New York Times. His new book is "Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better " published by The Penguin Press. (ISBN 1-594-20445-4) Clive's new book discusses how technology boosts our cognitive abilities — making us smarter, more productive, and more creative than ever before It’s undeniable: technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson votes yes. The Internet age has produced a radical new style of human intelligence, worthy of both celebration and investigation. We learn more and retain information longer, write and think with global audiences in mind, and even gain an ESP-like awareness of the world around us. Modern technology is making us smarter and better connected, both as individuals and as a society. In Smarter Than You Think, Thompson documents how every technological innovation — from the printing press to the telegraph — has provoked the very same anxieties that plague us today. We panic that life will never be the same, that our attentions are eroding, that culture is being trivialized. But as in the past, we adapt, learning to use the new and retaining what’s good of the old. Thompson introduces us to a cast of extraordinary characters who augment their minds in inventive ways. There’s the seventy-six-year-old millionaire who digitally records his every waking moment, giving him instant recall of the events and ideas of his life going back decades. There are the courageous Chinese students who mounted an online movement that shut down a $1.6 billion toxic copper plant. There are experts and there are amateurs, including a global set of gamers who took a puzzle that had baffled HIV scientists for a decade and solved it collaboratively — in only one month. But Smarter Than You Think isn’t just about pioneers, nor is it simply concerned with the world we inhabit today. It’s about our future. How are computers improving our memory? How will our social “sixth sense” change the way we learn? Which tools are boosting our intelligence — and which ones are hindering our progress? Smarter Than You Think embraces and interrogates this transformation, offering a provocative vision of our shifting cognitive landscape.
We celebrate the day after smelling your relatives with Jeremy S. Kramer, Film Critic Michael Snyder, King Of The Radio Cowboys Will Ryan, and The Cactus County Cowboys featuring "Westy" Westenhofer, John "Presto" Reynolds, “Cactus Chloe” Feoranzo and “Buckaroo Benny” Brydern. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. And share the link to this show on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you.
It's a Thanksgiving cornucopia of comedy with Robin Williams, Paul Dooley, Bill Burr, Jeremy S. Kramer, Frank Conniff, Rick Overton, Eddie Pepitone, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Ben Zelevansky, Stefane Zamorano, Jane Edith Wilson, and Chris Pina. Plus Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Our show is written by Guy Nicolucci, David Weiss, Will Dixon, Dylan Brody, Karen Simmons, Eddie Pepitone, Kevin Rooney, Jim Earl and David Feldman. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher, and share our link on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you.
How intimate are you with your Thanksgiving protein? Carter Wallace hosts "Focus On Food" for Pacifica Radio. Comedians Brian Kiley, Josh Comers and David Feldman make him suffer for that. Also Paul Dooley, Jeremy S. Kramer, Janie Haddad Tompkins and Eddie Pepitone. Portions of our show were written by Davids Weiss, Guy Nicolucci and David Feldman. Please subscribe to this show for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Also share the link to this program with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
Fasten your seatbelts for this one. David exposes Arianna Huffington and reminds everyone that Wal-Mart is ruining America. Our guests are Comedy Writer John Hotchkiss and Artist Jimmy Lee Wirt. Please subscribe to this show as a free podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.
The Nation Magazine's Dani McClain on America's exit from Afghanistan. Also lots of comedy with Andrea Martin, Paul Dooley, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Rick Overton, Jeremy S. Kramer, Mark Thompson, Frank Conniff, Kevin Rooney, and Cynthia Adler. Plus new music from Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Today's show is written by Guy Nicolucci, Frank Conniff, Cynthia Adler, David Weiss, Steve Rosenfield and David Feldman. Please subscribe to this show as a free podcast on iTunes and Stitcher, and share the link with your friends.
Mort Sahl created modern standup comedy. We talk about starting out, and JFK's murder which Mort says was nothing short of a CIA coup. This is an air check from Pacifica Radio's David Feldman Show: November 22, 2013. Special thanks to Lucy Mercer, Mark Pitta and the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley, California where San Francisco's comedy scene lives. Please subscribe to our program for free as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. And next time you're in Northern California make sure to check out the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley, California. Once again, special thanks to Lucy Mercer and Mark Pitta.
If you use the internet, (odds are that you do, since you’re listening to a podcast), you should find this interview with Ars Technica editor, Nate Anderson to be quite interesting. We cover sextortion, internet security, Anonymous, the Singularity and more. You can read more about it in his new book, “The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed”. Then Paul Dooley, Jeremy S. Kramer and Rick Overton on the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination. We are also joined by Janie Haddad Tompkins and Eddie Pepitone.
Plus, the self-professed altruistic masters of musical satire, The Cactus County Cowboys perform. Hey, there's a new album out! "The Very Best of the David Feldman Show, Vol. 1." Please support out show by buying it and then sharing it with your friends. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher.
BBC's Louis Theroux on Michael Jackson, Scientology, Westboro Baptist Church and whether child molesters can be cured. Also Laura House, Will Ryan and Film Critic Michael Snyder. Louis Theroux is best known for his documentaries in the television series Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends and When Louis Met..., as well as his Louis Theroux's BBC Two specials. Subjects for Louis' specials include criminal gangs in Lagos, Neo-Nazis in America, ultra-Zionists in Israel, child psychiatry and the prison system in California and Florida. A 2007 special, The Most Hated Family in America, received strong critical praise from the international media. Please subscribe to our show as a free podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Also pass the link to this show to all your friends.
Comic Lisa Landry and Comedy Writer Laura House talk with Lorette Herman executive director of the Los Angeles Alcoholism Center For Women about female addiction. And because David's testosterone levels were low Comic Brian Scolaro plays wingman. The Los Angeles Center For Women is the oldest addiction center for women West of the Mississippi. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher and pass the the link to your friends.
One third of all adult Americans have a criminal record. We talk with The Nation magazine's Kai Wright about hiring and firing Americans who have been arrested. Also Paul Dooley, Hal Lublin, Jeremy S. Kramer, Eddie Pepitone and Janie Haddad Tompkins. Also new music from Will Ryan. Portions of our program were written by David Weiss, Hal Lublin, Will Dixon and David Feldman. Please subscribe to this show for free on iTunes and Stitcher and pass the link for our show to your friends.
Author of "Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution," Fred Fogelstein disagrees when David insists the Obamacare website would have failed even worse had it been run by the private sector. Down With Tyranny's Howie Klein on whether the Republicans will lose the house in 2014. Film Critic Michael Snyder on two important documentaries to watch. Mark Thompson on the Phillipines. Plus Hal Lublin, Jeremy S. Kramer and Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys. Portions of the program were written by David Weiss, Hal Lublin and David Feldman. Please subscribe to our show as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Make sure to share the link to our show with your friends.
Senators Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham both voted against ENDA which would prohibit LGBT discrimination in the workplace. But are Senators McConnell and Graham gay? The two GOP senators are running for reelection in 2014, are their constituents entitled to know that Senators McConnell and Graham are gay? Or can you be a GOP senator who is gay and also oppose laws that would end discrimination of gays in the workplace? We talk with Howie Klein the founder and treasurer of the Blue America PAC. New movies with Michael Snyder, and new music from Will Ryan and The Cactus County Cowboys along with Jeremy S. Kramer.