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The nationally syndicated progressive talk radio and television program hosted by David Pakman

The nationally syndicated progressive talk radio and television program hosted by David Pakman


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The nationally syndicated progressive talk radio and television program hosted by David Pakman




11/25/22: Embassy Says Leave Russia, DeSantis Needs Hurricane Cash (CLASSIC EPISODE FROM 9/29/22)

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND / CLASSIC EPISODE FROM SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 -- On the Show: -- Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal attorney, joins David to discuss his newest book, "Revenge: How Donald Trump Weaponized the US Department of Justice Against His Critics," out on October 11th. Get the book: -- The US embassy in Russia warns Americans to leave Russia amid the expectation of increasing hostilities from Vladimir Putin -- Two more raped pregnant minors...


11/24/22: Pillow Hires Dershowitz, Trump Support Unchanged (CLASSIC EPISODE FROM 9/23/22)

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND / CLASSIC EPISODE FROM SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 -- On the Show: -- MyPillow CEO and Founder Mike Lindell has hired attorney Alan Dershowitz to represent him, who will argue that the FBI's seizure of his phone was unconstitutional -- A federal appeals court puts an end to the delays and tells the Department of Justice it can resume its use of the seized Mar-a-Lago documents from Donald Trump -- Support for Donald Trump is unaffected, per a new poll, despite all of the...


11/23/22: Violent Crime Suddenly Not a Concern, Herschel Walker Devolves Even More

-- On the Show: -- Wasting no time, right-wing media is already blaming the victims of the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado -- Fox News stories about violent crime drop by 50% immediately after the 2022 midterm elections, mirroring 2014 with Ebola and 2018 with migrant caravans -- The Supreme Court will not prevent the House from receiving Donald Trump's tax returns, now putting them in the hands of many potential leakers, as Donald Trump flips out over it on Truth Social --...


11/22/22: Georgia Runoff Gets Very Ugly, Kari Lake Off the Deep End

-- On the Show: -- Scott Galloway, Professor of Marketing at NYU's Stern School of Business and author of the book "Adrift: America in 100 Charts," joins David to discuss masculinity, media, politics, and much more. Get the book: -- Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker wildly and without evidence accuses his opponent, incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, of sexual and physical abuse of others -- Failed Arizona Republican Gubernatorial...


11/21/22: New Vaccine Disinfo Trend, Trump Special Counsel, Kari Lake Bonkers

-- On the Show: -- A new batch of explosive COVID vaccine disinformation spreads, related to a study that is 8 months old, but has been fixated on by a number of content creators -- Failed Arizona Republican gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake says that the "fight" against "what happened" will continue, even though what happened is that her opponent received more votes -- Marrick Garland's Department of Justice announces a special counsel to investigate Donald Trump's possible crimes --...


11/18/22: Fox Targets Fetterman's Wife, Concerns About 2024 Explode

-- On the Show: -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces she will be stepping down from Democratic leadership -- Fox News starts targeting John Fetterman's wife, Gisele Fetterman, including with conspiracy theories -- Is Fox News actually turning on Donald Trump? -- Caller talks about the launch of Artemis 1 and space exploration -- Caller asks why some countries imprison former leaders and some don't -- Caller wonders if the 2022 midterm results and the lackluster Trump 2024...


11/17/22: Republicans Take House, Mike Pence Suddenly Appears

-- On the Show: -- Rick Sanchez, veteran journalist and Emmy Award-winner who is the co-founder, CEO and President of Agua Media, joins David to discuss Latino voters and lack of Latino representation in the media -- Republicans have taken control of the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections -- Almost twice as many Republicans died from COVID compared to Democrats, raising questions about how this could have affected the midterm election results -- Former Vice President...


11/16/22: Trump Is Running, DeSantis is Already Leading

-- On the Show: -- Failed former President Donald Trump announces his 2024 presidential run at Mar-a-Lago, repeating many of his tired tropes in front of a visibly bored audience -- Donald Trump's 2024 announcement was so boring, people tried to leave the room but were blocked by Mar-a-Lago staff -- Donald Trump's 2024 announcement was so horrible, even Fox News cut away -- Ukraine has accidentally fired missiles at Poland, presumably intended to strike Russia or Russian forces --...


11/15/22: Kari Lake Loses, Trump to Announce Something Tonight

-- On the Show: -- Nick Lane, Professor of Evolutionary Biochemistry at University College London and author of five books, including "Transformer: The Deep Chemistry of Life and Death," joins David to discuss his work, consciousness, metabolism, and much more. Get the book: -- Republican Arizona Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake loses, and Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs will be the next Governor of Arizona -- Almost beyond parody, Kari Lake and Fox News host...


11/14/22: Dems Keep Senate, House in Question as Trump Preps Announcement

-- On the Show: -- Despite endless predictions from Republicans about an inevitable 2022 "red wave," Democrats have retained control, at minimum, of the Senate -- The Georgia runoff between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker is now about making Senator Joe Manchin irrelevant -- 18-29-year-old voters saved democracy in 2022, canceling out the right-leaning vote of the 65+ group -- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis now leads Donald Trump in the 2024 betting markets on the question of who will...


11/11/22: Imprisoning Journalists, Stealing Everything, Pleading to Jesus

-- On the Show: -- Failed former President Donald Trump is reportedly looking for ways to imprison journalists critical of him if he were to again become President in 2024 -- MyPillow CEO and founder Mike Lindell now claims Democrats stole "everything" in the 2022 midterm elections -- Eric Trump attends a disgusting Reawaken America event that shows the significance of mental illness in the United States -- Caller wonders if Ron DeSantis can beat Donald Trump -- Caller thinks Democrats...


11/10/22: Everyone Abandons Trump, Georgia Runoff Scheduled

-- On the Show: -- Anand Giridharadas, journalist, commentator, and author of the new book "The Persuaders: At the Front Lines of the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy," joins David to discuss changing minds, persuasion, and much more in today's political climate of disinformation. Get the book: -- With neither candidate reaching 50% of the vote, the Georgia Senate election will go to a runoff between incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger...


11/9/22: Red Wave Evaporates, MAGA GOP Humiliated

-- On the Show: -- MAGA Trumpism is humiliated as the predicted 2022 red wave fails to materialize, and as of the time of today's show, Republicans have not yet secured control of either the House nor the Senate, with key losses including Mehmet Oz, Doug Mastriano, Tudor Dixon, Sarah Palin and many others -- Fox News hosts and guests absolutely melt down over the collapse of the expected red wave, including Brian Kilmeade and guest Marc Thiessen -- The right wing machine activated with...


11/8/22: Election Day, They're Claiming Fraud, Future Is at Stake

-- On the Show: -- Andrew Seidel, civil rights and constitutional attorney with Americans United for Separation of Church and State and author of the new book "American Crusade: How the Supreme Court Is Weaponizing Religious Freedom," joins David to discuss the weaponization and politicization of the Supreme Court. Get the book: -- The future of the United States of America is at stake in today's 2022 midterm elections -- The pollsters this year in particular...


11/7/22: The Final Day Before Critical 2022 Election

-- On the Show: -- In a new poll, 44% of voters say there is a "secret cabal" which is in control of the government --Pennsylvania Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro delivers a viral speech alongside former President Barack Obama in advance of his election against Republican candidate Doug Mastriano -- Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker is completely incoherent during a recent appearance on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo -- Failed former President Donald...


11/4/22: Democracy or Gas Prices? Stupid Questions Shouldn't Be Celebrated

-- On the Show: -- Republicans and many independents seem to care more about the price of gas than protecting democracy -- Tucker Carlson asks stupid questions about the attack on Paul Pelosi -- MyPillow guy Mike Lindell goes wild with conspiracy theories on Lindell TV -- Caller asks when the right will start accepting election results and stop encouraging violence -- Caller wants to know how to convince people about the legitimacy of elections -- Caller wonders what the right would...


11/3/22: Biden Devastates MAGA, Triggers Fox News

-- On the Show: -- Saul Kassin, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Williams College in Massachusetts, and author of DUPED: Why Innocent People Confess - And Why We Believe Their Confessions, joins David to discuss why innocent people frequently confess in the American justice system. Get the book: -- President Joe Biden devastates MAGA and the anti-democracy movement in a...


11/2/22: Dem Polling Collapses As Obama Hits Campaign Trail

-- On the Show: -- In a stunning continued polling decline, Democrats are no longer favored to maintain control of the Senate in the imminent 2022 midterm elections -- A judge orders armed Arizona poll watchers to stand at least 250 feet away from the dropboxes -- Supreme Court temporarily blocks the release of Donald Trump's taxes to the House of Representatives committee investigating him -- Donald Trump appears on The Chris Stigall Podcast and utters complete nonsense about Paul...


11/1/22: Right Wing Political Violence Mixes with Conspiracy Theories

-- On the Show: -- Angelo Carusone, President and CEO of Media Matters, joins David to discuss the right wing echo chamber, Trump's absence from Fox News, the future of networks like Newsmax and OAN, and much more -- In light of the attack on Paul Pelosi, we review data that confirms once again most political violence is right wing -- David DePape, the man who attacked Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul Pelosi, admits to his political motives and debunks all recent right wing conspiracy theories...


10/31/22: Pelosi Attack Leads to Conspiracies, Obama Crushes GOP

-- On the Show: -- Trumpist anti-vaccine antisemitic man attacks Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, in a middle of the night home invasion -- Fox News reacts to the violent home invasion and attack of Paul Pelosi by saying that "a lot of people get hit with hammers" -- New Twitter owner Elon Musk tweets an unhinged conspiracy theory about the hammer attack on Paul Pelosi, and then deletes the tweet -- Brazil goes left, voting to replace right wing President Jair Bolsonaro with...