Wisconsin, Why It Matters

June 5, 2012

Originally Broadcast June 5, 2012. Howie Klein is the founder and treasurer of Act Blue the Political Action Committee that supports progressive causes. He also writes daily for Down With Tyranny and is a frequent contributor to Crooks And Liars. Howie is perhaps best known for his role as President of Reprise Records from 1989 to 2001. He is also an adjunct professor of music at McGill University in Montreal, where he sometimes lectures. Along with Kevin Rooney and Rick Overton. Portions of today’s program were written by Ben Zelevansky.


About Dan Spencer

Dan Spencer is the author of several highly praised novels. His writing career began in 2001 with the independent publication of Four Wheels Good, a fictionalized account of the first men to drive across America. His experiences run the gamut from professional stand-up comedy to writing for a PBS television series to acting in independent films to standing naked in his shower. He has a BFD from the University of Nevermind and in his spare time he likes to blah blah blah blah blah… Look, I don’t mean to be an asshole, but a bio is irrelevant and, like most resumes, usually a crock of shit. When it comes to buying and reading my books, who I am should not be part of your decision-making process. Allow me to make my case. Did you know the following facts about the late Steve Jobs? He was a pescetarian. Only ate fish and vegetables. He was adopted. His biological father was a Syrian Muslim. He was a college drop out. He was a Buddhist. Does knowing that information have any meaningful effect on whether or not you buy iPods and iPhones? Probably not. Why? Because it’s not about the creator. IT’S ABOUT THE PRODUCT! Do you see my point? My past, my personal life, and who I know - and, believe me, I can drop some big names on you - shouldn’t matter one iota. If you want to know all about me, please read my novels. That’s where you’ll find me. Thanks, Dan

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10 Responses to Wisconsin, Why It Matters

  1. 3 Very Long Legs June 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Eric Cantor is a piece of shit.

  2. Nordic Slut June 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks from Wisconsin!!!

  3. Mr. Nordic Slut June 5, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    My wife is right. Thanks David. Bring Howie back.

  4. Sexy Rage June 5, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks Feldman.

  5. Tim In Canada June 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    You make me proud to live close but not quite in America.

  6. Herring Breath June 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Brooklyn rocks the house. Howie Kleinn is another great guest. Wonderful.

  7. Mr. Nordic Slut June 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Great show, but a lot good it did.

  8. T.J. June 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Having just listened to your brilliant, incisive analysis of today’s vote while watching the results from Wisconsin on CNN I am reminded of why I’m doing so in the suburbs of Paris and not back in America. Going back to bed.

  9. Rag June 5, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    When will David learn to silence his cellphone ringer during recording sessions? America waits with bated breath!

    • Numanoid June 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm



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