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Comedian Frank Santorelli from the Sopranos talks about working on the greatest show in television history. Jeet Heer, senior editor of the New Republic, talks about bigotry masquerading as comedy. Jeet Heer is a senior editor at the New Republic who has published in a wide array of journals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and VQR. He is the author of two books: In Love With Art: Francoise Mouly’s Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman (Coach House Books) and Sweet Lechery: Essays, Profiles and Reviews (Porcupine’s Quill). He has co-edited eight books and served as a contributing editor on another eight volumes. With Kent Worcester, Heer co-edited A Comics Studies Reader (University Press of Mississippi), which won the Peter C. Rollins Book Award given annually to the best book in American Studies or Cultural Studies. He’s been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship.
Frank Conniff, Dave Sirus and David discuss the merits of a recount. At one point in today’s episode, David threatens to storm off his own show. Sadly he didn’t.
New York Times Cultural Reporter David Itzkoff talks about the role political satire and journalism will play during a Trump presidency. David is also the author of Cocaine’s Son and Mad as Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies.
From our vault: 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.
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Political satirist Scott Blakeman joins David again to discuss Mike Pence attending Hamilton, the Trump/Hitler comparison, the right-wings fear of Jews, and empathizing with the republican voters. Later, David takes a call from listener of the show, Roni Kobrosly.