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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




10/23/20: Final Debate Goes Horribly Wrong for Trump

--On the Show: --Joe Biden attacks while Donald Trump self-destructs in the second and final presidential debate --Caller speculates whether Florida will make the difference in the 2020 election --Caller asks about Joe Biden's position on marijuana --Caller has a friend who is a Trump supporter --Caller asks why people working under Trump don't always quit --Caller asks if there's a way to stop Amy Coney Barrett from getting approved before the election --Caller wants to combat Fox...


10/22/20: Final Debate Tonight as Coronavirus Explodes...Again

--On the Show: --Jean Guerrero, author of "Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda," joins David to discuss the overlap between white nationalism and the Trump administration. Get the book: --More than 1200 Americans die of coronavirus in one day as the third spike is coming very quickly --A patient who died of coronavirus complications as part of the Oxford / Astra-Zeneca vaccine trial had received the placebo, not the vaccine,...


10/21/20: Voter Intimidation Happening as Election Looms

--On the Show: --A deep dive into the realities of systemic racism in the United States --A uniformed police officer wearing a Trump mask shows up to a Miami, Florida polling place, and Miami police says he will be disciplined --A new analysis from the Associated Press confirms that most people arrested at recent protests are not leftist radicals, as claimed by Donald Trump and Republicans --This week's edition of Hatriot Mail --Donald Trump completely crumbles at a rally in Erie,...


10/20/20: Mic Muting at Next Debate Is Happening

--On the Show: --Donald Jeffries, Bullyocracy: How the Social Hierarchy Enables Bullies to Rule Schools, Work Places, and Society at Large Get the book: --A new poll from the New York Times/Siena College confirms that the United States is far more progressive than the representation it gets from our elected officials --The Commission on Presidential Debates announces that candidate microphones will be muted during the initial response periods when the other...


10/19/20: COVID Wave 3 As Election Approaches

--On the Show: --Coronavirus cases explode again as we approach a third wave which could be the worst thus far --Dr. Anthony Fauci tells all in a 60 Minutes interview, weighing in on Donald Trump catching coronavirus, the upcoming fall and winter season, threats against his family, and much more --Donald Trump and Republicans appear to be winning mail-in and early voting in some key states --Donald Trump's "October surprise" involving Rudy Giuliani, the New York Post, and Hunter Biden...


10/16/20: The Real Voter Fraud As GOP Governor Abandons Trump

--On the Show: --A QAnon-supporting Trumpist mail carrier has been caught allegedly hoarding and throwing out bags of mail --Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announces he will not be voting for or supporting Donald Trump in the upcoming election --Caller is a big fan of the show --Caller talks about disagreeing with family members on politics --Caller asks if Joe Biden will pack the Supreme Court --Caller discusses whether more stimulus money is coming --Caller is Pedro...


10/15/20: October Surprise Might Be Totally Fake

--On the Show: --Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute and author of the new book "White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity," joins David to discuss white supremacy in American Christianity and more. Get the book: --The American Enterprise Institute, a right-wing think tank, has analyzed Joe Biden's tax plans and admits most taxes will be borne by the richest Americans, and the plan would be stimulative to the...


10/14/20: SCOTUS Hearings a Horror Show as Trump Rants

--On the Show: --Josh Dubin, defense attorney, Ambassador-Advisor for the Innocence Project, criminal justice reform advocate, and host of the podcast Wrongful Conviction: Junk Science, joins David to discuss exonerations, re-trial of cases, and much more --Leftists go after Noam Chomsky after he makes perfect sense, astutely distilling the 2020 Trump vs Biden election down to its most important points --The second day of Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmations hearings were...


10/13/20: Polling Warnings Amid Return of Corona-Rallies

--On the Show: --Joe Biden is in a worse polling position than Hillary Clinton was at this point in the 2016 campaign in some key states --Donald Trump is unable to answer a single question during a bogus "medical exam" that took place on Fox News with Dr. Marc Siegel --Republican Senator Mike Lee, who tested positive for coronavirus, is caught speaking without a mask during the first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett --Coronavirus explodes again...


10/12/20: Trump Desperate as Joe Biden's DNC Starts (CLASSIC EPISODE from 8/17/20)

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY / CLASSIC EPISODE FROM AUGUST 17, 2020 --On the Show: --Is Donald Trump the most "socialist" President in history, by the definitions of the right? --Donald Trump is leading Joe Biden among men, white voters, and uneducated voters, and losing every other cross-section --Donald Trump's press briefing in front of supporters at his Bedminster golf club goes horribly wrong --A manic Trump implodes during what was supposed to be an easy interview on Fox News' Fox N'...


10/9/20: SCOTUS Could Be a Disastrous Factor in Election

--On the Show: --Three Supreme Court justices, at minimum, are very willing to throw out absentee ballots this election cycle --Donald Trump must turn over tax returns based on the latest court decision...or must he? --Caller wonders if Republican senators getting COVID will delay the Supreme Court vote --Caller asks why Trump ended stimulus package negotiations --Caller asks for David's opinions about South American leaders --Caller is an ER doctor battling coronavirus --Caller asks...


10/8/20: VP Debate Comes & Goes As Polling Collapses

--On the Show: --Cory Doctorow, author of two new books, How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism, and Attack Surface, the third installment in his New York Times bestselling Little Brother series, joins David to discuss surveillance capitalism and much more --Kamala Harris outdoes Mike Pence in the Vice-Presidential Debate, although it's unlikely this debate will move the needle one way or the other in the bigger picture of the 2020 election --Donald Trump is losing everything in stunning...


10/7/20: Time Running Out for America As Election Looms

--On the Show: --The United States of America is in rapid decline and must remove Donald Trump immediately --Joe Biden delivers a brilliant, uniting speech at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania as Donald Trump tweets manically about him --This week's edition of Hatriot Mail --Donald Trump successfully gets 100,000 ballots thrown out in Iowa --Donald Trump appears to have a manic episode on Twitter, possibly induced by his taking of the steroid dexamethasone for treatment of his...


10/6/20: Trump Leaves Hospital as Poll Says He's Losing by 16

--On the Show: --Anthony Scaramucci, former White House Communications Director under Donald Trump and Founder of Skybridge, joins David to discuss his time in the Trump White House, the upcoming election, and much more --Donald Trump delivers an absurd speech moments after returning to the White House from Walter Reed Medical Center and immediately removing his mask --Donald Trump Jr reportedly believes that Donald Trump is acting "crazy" and needs an intervention after Donald Trump's...


10/5/20: Trump Coronavirus Hospitalization Takes Over Campaign

--On the Show: --Donald Trump has tested positive and been hospitalized for coronavirus and his condition, by all accounts, is worse than that which his doctors are claiming --Donald Trump doctor, Sean Conley, is caught lying about Donald Trump's coronavirus symptoms and treatment --Democrat Jaime Harrison brings his own plexiglass shield to a debate against incumbent South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham --Joe Biden's lead nearly doubles to 14 over Donald Trump in one of the...


10/2/20: Donald Trump Tests Positive for Coronavirus

--On the Show: --President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump test positive for COVID-19 --Joe Biden raises $3.8 million during one hour of the first presidential debate with Donald Trump and a total of $10 million during the 3 hour period around the debate, both campaign records --Caller thinks the Trump/Biden debate was a disaster --Caller thinks the debate moderators should be able to cut the mics --Caller thinks no one won the first 2020 presidential debate --Caller thinks...


10/1/20: Debate Rules Changing to Control Trump

--On the Show: --Dr. Peniel Joseph, Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and the LBJ School of Public Affairs, as well as the Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values and a professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin, joins David to discuss the history of the civil rights movement, the ideologies of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr, and much more --Due to Donald Trump's constant interruptions during the first presidential debate...


9/30/20: Worst Debate in History Was Shameful

--On the Show: --Richard Wolff, Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and visiting professor at the New School University, and author of the new book The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself, joins David to discuss the book and our current circumstances. --Review and analysis of the first 2020 Presidential debate, which was turned into a global laughingstock as Donald Trump would not stop interrupting Joe...


9/29/20: Democracy on the Brink as Debates Start

--On the Show: --Edward Watts, Chair of the History Department at the University of California-San Diego and author of the book Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell into Tyranny, joins David to discuss how empires fall and much more. Get the book: --Bernie Sanders' plan to defend democracy in the context of the upcoming election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden --Jill Biden shuts down CNN host Jake Tapper's attempts to compare and contrast Joe Biden's gaffes to Donald...


9/28/20: Trump's Taxes, October Surprise Comes in September

--On the Show: --In a major bombshell story from the New York Times, Donald Trump's tax documents have been obtained, showing that he paid no federal tax for 10 of the last 15 years, paid only $750 in tax in some years, and has a total of $410 million in debt to unknown debtors --Donald Trump takes steps to send the United States back to the dark ages with the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg --Joe Biden astutely refuses to play Donald...