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.

Guests with time stamps:

2:03 David Does the News: Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul crashes his car while driving drunk; How to end gun violence; Joe Biden; Ted Cruz; The NRA

57:49 “USA of Distraction” written and performed by Professor Mike Steinel

1:03:27 Benjamin Hernandez (Founder of Human Age Digital & Co-Founder of Vote Simple) Benjamin Hernandez is a Board Member at Indivisible Houston, a grassroots organization that holds politicians accountable, the CEO of Human Age Digital, a digital marketing firm providing progressive campaigns modern tools for digital outreach, and a Co-Founder of VoteSimple, a Texas based nonprofit dedicated to registering people of color and L-G-B-T-Q-plus individuals to vote.

1:28:29 The Rev. Barry W. Lynn (Americans United for Separation of Church and State) w/ Monica Miller (Consulting Attorney at Nonhuman Rights Project, Executive Director of the Humanist Legal Society) The Rev. Barry W. Lynn talks with Monica Miller from the Nonhuman Rights Project, where she’s helped file a habeas petition on behalf of a chimpanzee and argued a habeas on behalf of an elephant in the NY Court of Appeals. She’s also featured in the HBO documentary “Unlocking the Cage.”

1:59:11 Howie Klein (founder and treasurer of The Blue America PAC and author of Down With Tyranny) The Midterms: Howie tells us what happened last Tuesday in Georgia and Texas, then he tells us what to expect on June 7 in California, New Jersey, Montana and Iowa.

2:30:59 Kelly Carlin (Writer, Talker, Executive Producer of “George Carlin’s American Dream”) Kelly Carlin is a writer, author, speaker, producer, and performer. She’s the host of “The Kelly Carlin Show” on Sirius XM and the podcast “Waking Up from the American Dream”, author of “A Carlin Home Companion: Growing up with George,” and executive producer of the new HBO doc “George Carlin’s American Dream”. It’s about her father, George. It’s directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio.

2:59:47 Dr. Harriet Fraad (host of “Capitalism Hits Home”) Mass murder in America.

3:30:29 Professor Adnan Husain (“Guerrilla History” and “The Majlis” podcasts) w/ Professor David Schmid (author of “Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture”, co-editor of “Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction”) What do the recent mass shootings demonstrate about the role that violence plays in American culture? Will things ever change? How do we maintain hope in the face of so much despair? David Schmid is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University at Buffalo, where he teaches courses in British and American fiction, cultural studies, and popular culture. He has published on a variety of subjects, including the nonfiction novel, celebrity, film adaptation, “Dracula”, and crime fiction, but much of his work focuses on violence and popular culture. He is the author of “Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture”, the co-author of “Zombie Talk: Culture, History, Politics”, the editor of “Violence in American Popular Culture”, and the co-editor of “Globalization and the State in Contemporary Crime Fiction: A World of Crime”. He has also recorded a series of video lectures for The Learning Company entitled “The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction”. He is currently working on a book about crime narratives in the Black Lives Matter era.

4:21:00 Ethan Herschenfeld (his new comedy special “Thug, Thug Jew” is streaming on YouTube) Ethan’s new book is “Today is Now!” BUY ETHAN’S BOOK RIGHT NOW:…

4:45:32 Professor Mary Anne Cummings (physicist and parks commissioner Aurora, Illinois)

5:10:18 Jason Myles (co-host of “This is Revolution” podcast) Jason Myles is co-host, with Pascal Robert (“row-BEAR”) of “This is Revolution” podcast. San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler stands during national anthem on Memorial Day. Well that took courage.