Category: Activists

Menstruation: What Ivanka Must Teach Donald

The leader of the free world calls women “fat pigs,” “dogs,” “slobs,” and “disgusting animals.” Over the next four years what hope do women have for their “whatevers?” Especially the millions of female refugees lacking toilets, running water and basic sanitation. Dr. Marni Sommer writes about menstruation issues confronting refugees and she joins us from Tanzania. Also Howie Klein from Down with Tyranny. Michael Snyder tells us what movies to catch. Comic Jon Ross remembers why he and David stopped talking for several years. Comic Laura House is in love. And the host of Succotash Marc Hershon does everything and knows even more.

Good news for the White House, Trump’s new healthcare plan now includes immunity from prosecution. Howie Klein from Down with Tyranny peels back the curtain on what’s in store for the GOP when it comes to impeachment, getting rid of Obamacare and denying African Americans the right to vote. Sunday was Menstrual Hygiene Day around the world. Millions of girls and women especially refugees lack the hygiene and facilities to attend to their fertility issues. I read about this in an article posted at The Conversation. It was written by Dr. Marni Sommer from Columbia University who joins us today from Tanzania where she is working inside two refugee camps. Then we lighten the mood talking with my old and dear friend Jon Ross. Jon’s a comedian, a comedy writer and provides a follow up to last week’s conversations with Jake Johannsen and Fred Stoller about the early days of the San Francisco comedy scene. Marc Hershon hosts Succotash, writes for the Huffington Post and Splitsider and has written several screenplays for the Hallmark Channel. He joins us from Sausalito to discuss which podcasts we should be downloading, and then recalls the early days of San Francisco’s standup explosion. Plus, she’s back! House is in the Laura! Laura House is in love and on our show.

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Produced by Alicia Cordova

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Trump Leaks Like His Russian Hookers

Donald Trump leaks classified information to the Russians. Howie Klein from Down with Tyranny fills us in. How corrupt is Congress? On Monday, Politico released the results of its three-month study of senators and house members who continue to play the stock market, trading on what some might call inside information despite passage of a law five years ago specifically banning such activity. We talk with the author of that study Politico’s Maggie Severns. The reason radio and television stink is because the justice department wont enforce antitrust legislation and so television and radio remains in the rapacious hands of just a few corporations who care more about money than they do our democracy. Trump’s FCC is expected to allow media conglomerates to just get bigger, case in point– the conservative television group Sinclair broadcasting announced plans to buy Tribune’s television stations. David Dayen from The Nation and The Intercept joins us to talk about why the growth of large media giants is good for republicans but bad for what’s left of America’s critical thinking. Graham Ellwood is a hysterical comedian who hosts Comedy Film Nerds. His new documentary about podcasting has just been released. It’s called Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary. And then we discuss parenting, and mating with animal behaviorist dr. Dr. Jennifer Verdolin whose new book Raised by Animals is just out this month. We talk about that and her previous book Wild Connection: What Animal Courtship and Mating Tell Us About Human Relationships which tackles the wild world of romance. Here’s a hint, if you want to attract a mate, don’t use so much perfume and stop showering. Also we learn that the birth control pill may be leading women into picking the wrong mate.

Produced by Alicia Cordova

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Trump’s Comey Over

Is Trump guilty of a cover-up far more blatant than those lion pubic hairs stapled to the top of his skull? Comics Andy Kindler and Bruce Smirnoff along with National Security Reporter for The Intercept Mattathias Schwartz, Constitutional Law Professor Corey Brettschneider and Movie Critic Michael Snyder. Plus From The Vault: Robert Smigel is Donald Trump.

Andy Kindler regularly voices the character of Mort, a mortician and the Belchers’ neighbor, on Bob’s Burgers. He also stars on IFC’s Maron. His State of The Industry addresses make history at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival and are now available for download on iTunes. Kindler is considered one of the funniest comic minds and the most daring, unafraid to attack comics, producers, agents and everybody else who can further his career. He is one of Alex Brizel’s all time favorite comics which makes David jealous.

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Jackie “The Joke Man” & Sam Quinones

Comedy Writing Legend Andy Breckman, creator of Monk, Comedy Writing Legend Steve Young, Letterman & The Simpsons, Down With Tyranny’s Howie Klein and from World Politics Review Judah Grunstein.

Journalist Sam Quinones is author of “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic” which details the relationship between Oxycotin and America’s growing opiate epidemic.

Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling is the world’s leading expert on jokes. There is no joke he hasn’t heard, and he is one of the world’s greatest joke tellers.

Andy Breckman’s radio show 7 Second Delay can be heard on WFMU and he recently won a Writers Guild Award.

Steve Young’s book is “Everything’s Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals” and it’s soon to be a documentary.

We talk healthcare, France, Trump remembering jokes and writing them.

Produced by Alicia Cordova

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Medicare For All

From The Vault: This is a bonus episode of the David Feldman Show on healthcare from July 29th, 2013 entitled “Obamacare Isn’t Enough”. Dr. Paul Song and Dr. Nancy Niparko from Physicians for a National Health Program explain why America needs a single payer healthcare system right now. Physicians for a National Health Program is a non-profit research and education organization of 18,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance. For more information please visit www.pnhp.org. Also Mark Thompson and new music from Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. Medicare for all.

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Eddie Pepitone & Colleen Werthmann

Liam McEneaney and Constitutional Law Professor Corey Brettschneider. Colleen starts the show with the C word right out of the gate, so there’s that. David remembers Gary Shapiro who passed away last week. David talks about whether it’s possible to be friends with a Trump supporter. Liam and Colleen pester David about his love life until he finally confesses to a type of sex act. Eddie Pepitone talks about his two dogs Basil and Charlotte and how they lead him down dark dangerous alleys in bad neighborhoods because they want him dead so they can be free to chase squirrels. David defends the impending Writers strike insisting less television getting written is a good thing. Eddie and David try to cheer each other up by comparing their individual states of despair and anxiety. Eddie and David argue over whether or not America ended with a whimper of a bang. Professor Corey Brettschneider lightens things up by telling David that during the past 100 days he has never had more faith in the constitution, even though Donald Trump says he wants to get rid of it. David and Corey talk libel laws, First Amendment issues as well as Sullivan Versus The New York Times.

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