Category: Journalists

Comics Jake Johannsen & Jackie Kashian

Jonathan Allen author of “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.” And Professor Corey Brettschneider author of “When The State Speaks.”

On today’s show comedy legend Jake Johannsen. Jake has appeared on David Letterman 66 times. His podcast is called Jake This, and he’s at Hilarities in Cleveland June 15th through the 18th and the Pittsburgh Improv June 22 through the 25th. Also on the show, Comedian Jackie Kashian, host of Dork Forrest. Jackie’s at the Comedy Attic in Bloomington, Indiana tonight and tomorrow. Then, Jonathan Allen author of “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.” It’s the runaway New York Times best-selling account of last November’s presidential election. We talk about Anthony Weiner, Huma, how big a liability Bill was to Hillary’s campaign, do the Clintons evoke loyalty, and after all is said and done, Why exactly did Hillary want to be president?

Then, the Fourth US circuit court of appeals ruled against Donald Trump’s travel ban saying it violated the constitution by specifically targeting Muslims. In their ruling the court cited an amicus brief co-written by Constitutional Scholar Corey Brettschneider, author of “When The State Speaks.” Professor Corey Brettschneider teaches constitutional law at Brown University and today we talk about what it will take to impeach Donald trump and why the most important thing we can do as citizens is not being cynical.

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Mark Normand & Fred Stoller

Mark Normand’s Comedy Central special Don’t Be Yourself debuts this week. He talks about suffering brain freeze on last week’s Tonight Show, his insatiable need to be loved, the idiocy of dancing, and why women are attracted to men who have a lot of sex. Fred Stoller discusses his new Kindle Single, “Five Minutes to Kill: How the HBO Young Comedians Special Changed the Lives of 1989’s Funniest Comics, Warren Thomas, Drake Sather, Norm MacDonald and Jan Karem.” Fred also talks about Sarah Silverman’s exquisite beauty, David’s imaginary kids, pitching Seinfeld episodes to Larry & Jerry, Bruce Smirnoff, Richard Jeni and whether it’s healthy to give human names to cats.

We eat out veggies with Vox’s Dylan Matthews who tells how exactly to get rid of Donald Trump, AlterNet’s Alex Kotch on what Rick Perry is doing to our planet, Roast Battle Champ Dave Sirus explains women, Miami Bureau Chief Bruce Smirnoff on how giving Fred Stoller an Armani suit resulted in one of Seinfeld’s greatest episodes, and Mystery Science Theater’s J. Elvis Weinstein talks about Thought Spiral his new podcast with Andy Kindler.

David forgets Roger Ailes.

Produced by Alicia Cordova

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Journalist David Dayen On Sinclair Broadcasting’s Conservative Agenda

Journalist David Dayen talks about Sinclair Broadcasting’s conservative agenda. Sinclair is about to get bigger as it buys Tribune. What does that mean for critical thinking in America? David Dayen writes for The Nation & The Intercept. He is also the author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud.
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