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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




8/15/22: Trump Espionage Investigation, Outrageous Reactions

-- On the Show: -- Failed former President Donald Trump is under investigation for, among other things, violations of the Espionage Act -- Rand Paul immediately demands the Espionage Act be repealed after it is learned that Trump is under investigation for violating the Espionage Act -- Donald Trump is hypothetically facing 33 years in prison and the loss of his ability to hold public office -- Donald Trump indirectly sends bizarre messages to Attorney General Merrick Garland, either...


8/12/22: They're Ignoring Subpoenas and Overtly Lying

-- On the Show: -- Republican Senator Lindsey Graham does not show up to his court appearance in Georgia this week despite being ordered to appear -- Radical Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene insists both that the perpetrators of the January 6 riots were Antifa and also that the Trump supporters who rioted are being treated unfairly -- MyPillow Founder and CEO Mike Lindell has another absurd new deadline for major change in the country -- Caller talks about the importance...


8/11/22: Trump Pleads 5th 400 Times as Gas Below $4 Per Gallon

-- On the Show: -- Kathryn Judge, Harvey J. Goldschmid Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and the author of the new book Direct: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source, joins David to discuss the impact of middlemen on the economy. Get the book: -- Gas prices drop below $4 per gallon nationally for the first time since March of this year, with inflation down and wages up -- Democratic Texas Gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke...


8/10/22: Inflation Down, Trump Deposition, Brain Worms Spread

-- On the Show: -- July inflation numbers come in lower than expected, reducing year-over-year inflation from 9.1% to 8.5% -- Failed former President Donald Trump breaks his silence on the FBI raid of his home, instantly imploding in a series of unhinged posts to Truth Social -- Donald Trump's deposition is today in New York city -- Donald Trump is reportedly seeking a criminal defense attorney after the FBI raid of his home -- A judge rules that the IRS must indeed hand over Donald...


8/9/22: Trump Raided by FBI, All Hell Breaks Loose

-- On the Show: -- Andrew Sullivan, author, editor, and blogger at the Weekly Dish, joins David to discuss the current state of Trumpism and the conservative movement --The FBI raids failed former President Donald Trump's house at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, and Trump absolutely loses it -- MAGA-world flips out in reaction to the FBI raid of Donald Trump's house, including Mark Levin, Bernie Kerik, Lauren Boebert, Alex Jones, Roger Stone, Sean Hannity, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Dan Bongino, and...


8/8/22: Biden Major Wins as CPAC Horrifies World

-- On the Show: -- President Joe Biden racks up major wins while in COVID quarantine, including the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the killing of Al Qaeda terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri, a tremendously good jobs report, 54 consecutive days of gas prices declines, and more -- Another look at why the "what is a woman?" question from Republicans is so absurd and bad faith -- Fox News' Maria Bartiromo's video about the latest excellent jobs report looks like a hostage video -- New...


8/5/22: Brittney Griner Sentenced as Gun Debate Rages

-- On the Show: -- A Russian teacher named Irina Gen has been sentenced in Russia for telling her students about her country's war crimes and she may have called the show a few months ago -- WNBA star Brittney Griner is sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison for cannabis oil possession -- Caller talks about the recession as it pertains to Canada -- Caller doesn't understand why so many Americans vote Republican -- Caller questions whether Joe Biden is running for reelection --...


8/4/22: Red Wave Diminishing, Alex Jones Caught

-- On the Show: -- Rachel Bitecofer, election forecaster and analyst, host of the podcast The Election Whisperer, joins David to discuss the outlook for the 2022 midterm elections, which issues Democrats should run on, and whether recent polling is reassuring for Democrats -- Polling suggests Democrats continue to improve their shot at maintaining control of the Senate in the 2022 midterm elections -- Georgia Republican Senate candidate appears to have tricked the media into thinking that...


8/3/22: Kansas Voters Save Abortion, DOD Coverup?

-- On the Show: -- In a stunning but not altogether surprising vote, Kansas voters decide to keep abortion legal -- More signs point to a coverup as it is reported that the Department of Defense wiped the phones of Trump-era leaders and erased January 6-related texts -- Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner flips out on Democratic Senator Joe Manchin during a strange interview -- Trumpist Republican Arizona candidate Kari Lake claims that there's voter fraud even the day before her...


8/2/22: Al-Qaeda Leader Killed, Monkeypox Explodes

--On the Show: --Paul Slovic, Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon and President of Decision Sciences Research Institute, joins David to discuss risk calculation and risk aversion --Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri has been killed in a strike ordered by President Joe Biden, and right wingers immediately and desperately attack Biden --Monkeypox continues to grow with New York City declaring a state of emergency --Failed former President Donald Trump endorses "Eric" in a...


8/1/22: China Threatens US, GOP Attacks Electric Vehicles

--On the Show: --China threatens the United States over a potential visit by Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan --Radical Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene launches another brutal and ignorant attack on electric vehicles --Repugnant Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene seems very interested in being Donald Trump's running mate in 2024 --Andrew Torba, the CEO of Gab and a consultant to Republican Gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, says that Jews are not welcome in the...


7/29/22: Recession Fears Grow as Trump Donations in Question

--On the Show: --The Gross Domestic Product falls for a second quarter in a row leaving many to wonder whether the United States is in a recession --Karl Rove questions where the Donald Trump campaign donations are actually going --Caller wonders what will happen if Trump is charged but not convicted --Caller talks about the federal criminal investigation into Trump --Caller admits to showering with glasses on and wiping them clear five times per shower --Caller doesn't know if climate...


7/28/22: Senate Forecast Changes, Some Dems Back Away from Biden 2024

--On the Show: --Democrats are now (slightly) favored to win the Senate in 2022 for the first time, based on the 538 Senate forecast --Some elected Democrats are now starting to back away from Joe Biden 2024 --The Republican National Committee is now warning Donald Trump that if he announces his run for 2024 before the midterms, they will stop paying his legal bills --Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker continues to be unable to speak remotely coherently --Joe Biden recovers...


7/27/22: Trump Under Criminal Investigation, SCOTUS Leak in Focus

--On the Show: --A new report claims Donald Trump is under criminal investigation by the Justice Department --Attorney General Merrick Garland says he is open to prosecuting Donald Trump --Donald Trump speaks at the America First Policy Institute event in Washington DC, spouting conspiracy theories, pretending to be transgender, and much more --A new report indicates that the Supreme Court leaker was likely conservative, hoping to prevent Bret Kavanaugh from changing his mind and voting...


7/26/22: Christian Nationalism Full Force, Secret Service is MIA

--On the Show: --Jack Barsky, retired and reformed undercover KGB agent and author of the book Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America, joins David to discuss his career and understanding of Russia in the context of Russia's current invasion of Ukraine. Get the book: --Republicans are now overtly becoming Christian nationalists, and it's incredibly dangerous --Despite claims that they were eager to testify and "correct the...


7/25/22: Gay Republicans Have Lost As GOP Goes Christian Nationalist

--On the Show: --Gay Republicans realize the GOP hates them, more homophobic than ever --Radical Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene now openly calls for the Republican Party to be Christian nationalists --Donald Trump shows up hours late to his own rally in Arizona, at which he sweats profusely and is booed by his own followers for endorsing a candidate the audience does not like --Donald Trump tells obvious lies to an audience that doesn't know any better at the latest...


7/22/22: New Biden Approval Low, COVID Conspiracies Explode

--On the Show: --President Joe Biden's approval rating again hits a presidency low --Fox News guest claims Joe Biden getting COVID is "karma" for "pretending" to "have cancer," which Joe Biden did not do --OAN anchor Alison Steinberg is gleeful that Joe Biden has COVID, while a Newsmax guest wishes Biden the best, "but," and a Fox News anchor claims Biden had COVID in Israel last week --Caller asks if people should make an effort to pronounce difficult-to-pronounce names --Caller...


7/21/22: J6 Committee Final Hearing, Rudy Must Testify

--On the Show: --Arthur Brooks, Harvard Professor, PhD social scientist, columnist at The Atlantic, and author most recently of the book "From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life," joins David to discuss happiness, mindfulness, satisfaction, and the overlap with politics. Get the book: --President Joe Biden has COVID-19 --Right wing darling Charlie Kirk "destroys" a "crazy" "eco-nut" student, or does...


7/20/22: The Text Messages Are Gone, Fake Electors Hit with Subpoenas

--On the Show: --Secret Service is unable to provide the deleted text messages from January 6 to the Trump riot committee, raising the profile of this scandal significantly higher --Georgia's fake electors from the 2020 election have been subpoenaed in the Georgia criminal investigation --Fox News visibly struggles to cover the historic heat wave taking place without making mention of climate change --Donald Trump reportedly called Wisconsin official Robin Vos last week to try to get the...


7/19/22: YouTuber Forced to Carry Dead Fetus, Trump NATSEC Adviser Will Testify

--On the Show: --YouTuber Marlena Stell was forced to carry her dead fetus for two weeks after a miscarriage due to the Texas abortion ban --Donald Trump's former Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger will testify at the January 6 Trump riot committee --Russia reportedly has accidentally shot down one of their own fighter jets --Fox News now slams Joe Biden for taking credit for the notable decline in gas prices after spending months blaming him for gas prices...