We are honored to bring Astronaut Fred Haise to our microphones. From Apollo 13. Not the movie. THE Apollo 13. Astronaut Fred Haise’s new book, “Never Panic Early” tells the story of what it’s like to find yourself stranded in outer space after your mission to the moon gets scrubbed by an exploding oxygen tank. On today’s show, Fred, for the first time, relives his slingshot around the dark side of the moon as he watches newly compiled lunar satellite video that recreates his precise view from the cabin window fifty two years ago. NASA’s finest hour wasn’t landing a man on the moon and then safely returning him home to planet Earth. It was, instead, a team of dedicated scientists and specialists preventing an emergency from turning into a disaster. Sometimes our finest moment is not what we achieve but what we prevent. The story of Apollo 13 serves as a timeless reminder that there is no substitute for concentrating the mind on what’s mission critical. “Don’t Panic Early” is not just Fred Haise’s story, it’s a master’s class on keeping your wits about you while all others are losing theirs. Fred wrote the book with Bill Moore who also joins us. “Don’t Panic Early” can be purchased here: https://www.smithsonianbooks.com/stor…
Category: David Feldman Show
Ban Assault Weapons and Republicans, Episode 1344
We continue our coverage of America’s latest mass shootings. Joe Biden asks Republicans to help him ban assault weapons because Joe Biden is clueless. Nancy Pelosi refuses to debate our returning guest Shahid Buttar who is running to unseat her. The California Primaries are this Tuesday, June 6th. Also, David de Jong author of “Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties” returns to talk about Germany’s five richest families and the role they played in the rise of Hitler, and how Germany’s wealthiest still haven’t come to terms with their Nazi Past. Jerry Stahl is back! He’s author of “Permanent Midnight” and his new book is “Nein, Nein, Nein! One Man’s Tale of Depression, Psychic Torment, and a Bus Tour of the Holocaust.” “Nein, Nein, Nein!” comes out July 5th, and on June 12th he’ll be at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan with Ben Stiller who played him in the movie “Permanent Midnight.”
George And Kelly Carlin’s American Dream, Episode 1343
Kelly Carlin, executive producer of HBO’s new documentary “George Carlin’s American Dream,” directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio which chronicles the life and work of Kelly’s father and legendary comedian; After addressing the NRA on Friday, Senator Ted Cruz tried to eat sushi with his family when he was confronted by our guest Gun Control Activist Benjamin Hernandez.
Welcome to the Mop Up for May 30, 2022
I’m David Feldman coming to you from an airshaft overlooking a parking garage somewhere in Manhattan where the temperature is 68 degrees and sunny.
On today’s show, Kelly Carlin, author of A Carlin Home Companion and executive producer of the new HBO series George Carlin’s American Dream.
Why Don’t Police Demand Gun Control?, Episode 1342
Why don’t American police demand gun control? Tuesday’s massacre in Uvalde, Texas exposed just how terrified American police are of getting killed by assault weapons. So why the silence from police chiefs when it comes to banning AR-15s? How have gun manufacturers and the NRA purchased silence from American police?
The Democrats War Against The Left, Episode 1341
With the midterms in full swing, we take a closer look at the Democratic party’s war against the Left with our very special guest David Sirota who served as Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign speechwriter in 2020. David also created the financial crisis podcast series Meltdown, and helped Adam McKay create the story for the film Don’t Look Up. He is a columnist at the Guardian, editor-at-large at Jacobin Magazine, and founder and editor of the Lever. SUBSCRIBE TO THE LEVER: https://www.levernews.com