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Nicole Sandler has worked in radio her entire adult life. After a successful career in music radio in NY and Los Angeles (WPLJ, KLOS, KSCA and others), she returned to talk radio to host mornings on then-progressive talk WINZ/Miami. After a flip to sports, she moved to Air America Radio for a nightly show. When AAR went off the air on Jan 21, 2010, Nicole Sandler moved online where she continues to question authority daily at nicolesandler.com.

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Coral Springs, FL

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Nicole Sandler has worked in radio her entire adult life. After a successful career in music radio in NY and Los Angeles (WPLJ, KLOS, KSCA and others), she returned to talk radio to host mornings on then-progressive talk WINZ/Miami. After a flip to sports, she moved to Air America Radio for a nightly show. When AAR went off the air on Jan 21, 2010, Nicole Sandler moved online where she continues to question authority daily at nicolesandler.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

954-889-6410


Episodes
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Emptywheel Fridays on the Nicole Sandler Show - 6-14-24

6/14/2024
I'm still out sick with Covid, but we couldn't let today go by without hearing from Marcy Wheeler! So with an assist from Spocko and LOLGOP aka Jason Statler, the show goes on. Hunter Biden was found guilty on all three of the gun charges this week, an FBI agent and others involved have gotten death threats and much more happened this week. Marcy will fill us in on all of it. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:00:59:59

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20240611 How the World Ran Out of Everything with Peter S Goodman on the Nicole Sandler Show

6/11/2024
Apologies for my absence yesterday. Husband somehow contracted Covid (first time in our home) and we spent the better part of the day at the Emergency Room. I'm doing my best to keep the virus at bay, but that hasn't stopped me from feeling lousy. Thankfully the tests keep reading negative! Good thing that today's show was pretty much in the can. I got to record a conversation with NY Times economic journalist and author Peter S Goodman last week in advance of today's release of his new book, HOW THE WORLD RAN OUT OF EVERYTHING. I'll share that today, along with a brief update on the news of the day -- Hunter Biden convicted after the jury deliberated for a whopping three hours on gun charges, new incriminating revelations from Extreme Court inJustice Sam Alito and more... One housekeeping note on the Peter S. Goodman interview... My producer needs a vacation. We had audio issues when we started recording, so I had to re-boot the software. Of course, I neglected to hit record on the video when it came back up, so the first 5 minutes or so of the interview is audio only. Then the video kicks back in.. (Won't make a difference to anyone listening to the audio podcast, but I needed to explain my screw-up.) Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.... --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:00:59:59

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20240607 Emptywheel Fridays on the Nicole Sandler Show

6/7/2024
The amazing Marcy Wheeler, who keeps us informed about the news we need to know at emptywheel.net joins us every Friday to talk about what happened that week. As she does today. I must apologize to Marcy and everyone watching this. I started a new medication last night to deal with my RLS, and it completely knocked me out. I awoke in a fog this morning, somehow walked and fed Jaxson and made it in to the studio to record with Marcy. When we finished taping, I went back to sleep for a bit, but am still as out of it as I was early this morning. So again, I apologize. Thankfully Marcy didn't really need my input... --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:00:59:59

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20240606 Thursdays with Howie Klein and Candidate Conor O'Callaghan on the Nicole Sandler Show

6/6/2024
Whoo boy, another crazy busy day in our world... Somehow it's fitting that today marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day. And since I took the day off yesterday, there's so much to cover before Howie Klein joins in at the bottom of the hour, today joined by Conor O'Callaghan, who's running for Congress in AZ 01. An appeals court in GA put a hold on the Fani Willis case against Trump as he can't decide whether or not she should be removed from the case for having an affair with a prosecutor in her office, Senate Republicans tanked a bill codifying women's rights to birth control(!), the MAGAt House sent criminal referrals for Hunter Biden and James Biden, while Hunter Biden's trial on gun charges continues in Delaware. Two MAGAts were added to the House Intelligence Committee by the MAGAt speaker. And Boeing successfully launched a manned rocket headed for the International Space Station. At least none of the doors fell out. And, oh yeah, Steve Bannon is headed back to jail for four months after he was found guilty of ignoring a subpoena from the Jan. 6 Committee. report to jail on July 1st, just in time to miss the Republican National convention. He'll be out 4 days before the election, hardly enough time for him to meddle in 2024's election. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:01:10:05

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20240605 Four Years Ago This Week on the Nicole Sandler Show

6/5/2024
Americans have very short memories. For some unfathomable reason, there are millions of people with their heads in the sand who just don't (or won't) remember how bad things were under TFG. The years the orange one was in office were some of the darkest of my long life. Even after we voted him out, his specter continues to torment us as women's right to choose was taken away and threats of an even more evil and twisted Trump occupying the oval office is again a possibility. Also unfathomable. So today, we'll offer a bit of a reminder. I'm still struggling with my sleep issues and I lost the battle last night, with creepy crawly legs keeping me from getting any rest at all. So I will not be doing a new show today. Instead, I went back into the show's archives to four years ago this week. It was June 2, 2020. Here's the show description I wrote up for the program I'll re-play today that I titled "Awaiting the Locusts": "With each new day comes a new crisis, thanks to Donald Trump. The US leads the world in covid-19 infections and deaths. We've lost our standing in the world. We've alienated our allies, while the president aligns with strong men and dictators. And yesterday, he had military police fire tear gas and flash bang grenades at peaceful protesters to clear his way for a photo op at a DC church, where he used a bible as a prop. And America burns. On Tuesdays, I gather with my gliberal girlfriends GottaLaff and Amy Simon. Today, we'll try to figure out how our nation survives." --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:00:59:59

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20240604 Stories Are Weapons and We Must Fight Back on the Nicole Sandler Show

6/4/2024
You know the old adage, 'Sticks & stones my break my bones but words can never hurt me.' As I often say, the scientific term for that is "bullshit." Words can and do immense damage. And as today's guest Annalee Newitz explains in her new book (out today) STORIES ARE WEAPONS: PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE AND THE AMERICAN MIND, this really is war. They open the preface to the book writing, "It's hard to write about a war while it's raging. Especially when there are no craters in the ground, no missiles streaking overhead - just words and images that are inflicting a form of psychological damage that is impossible to measure, impossible to prove." Such is our challenge as these words and stories continue to misinform, pervert and harm both people and our democracy, fragile as it is. Her words and stories from our history show just how dangerous these PsyOps are and how we must defend against them. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:00:59:59

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20240603 Another F$*king Monday with your F$*king News on the Nicole Sandler Show

6/3/2024
Like death and taxes, there's no stopping Mondays. They come every week whether we want them or not. But there's a silver lining... we get The Fucking News every Monday from Jonathan Larsen who writes the fucking news every fucking day... Then again, there are some weeks when there's good fucking news, like Trump being convicted and like Mexico electing its first woman President -- a Jewish woman at that! But don't fear newsfuckers, there's some fucked-up news to talk about too... --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:01:11:20

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20240531 Emptywheel Fridays (The Trump is Guilty Edition) on the Nicole Sandler Show

5/31/2024
The verdicts are in! Donald J Trump found guilty on all 34 counts, but you already knew that. However, today is Friday, so Marcy Wheeler of emptywheel.net is here. We discuss the verdicts, the hypocrisy and worse from the right, the fact that they're out for revenge, and that Hunter Biden's gun charges trial gets underway on Monday. Never a dull moment! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:01:15:24

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20240530 TRUMP GUILTY ON ALL 34 COUNTS & Howie Klein is here too on the Nicole Sandler Show

5/30/2024
Literally ten minutes before hitting the air, the word came down that the jury had reached a verdict in the first criminal trial of the former guy. Needless to say, everything I had planned for today's show was thrown out the window.... but Howie Klein still joined me to help celebrate the news that our justice system works. We were going as history was made today. Of course, the fight isn't over. Trump is playing the victim, trotting out his "it was rigged" tourettes. He doesn't know how to say anything else. Tomorrow, Marcy Wheeler will be here for a postscript, and a preview of the revenge they'll want to take out on Hunter Biden. Strap in... --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:00:59:59

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20240529 Lisa Graves on the Surreal Law on the Nicole Sandler Show

5/29/2024
ur favorite legal expert Lisa Graves returns to the show to bring some clarity to the surreal legal news we've been dealing with the the past few weeks. First, there's the Trump trial - the one of four criminal cases that he should be standing trial for. Closing arguments were delivered yesterday; the judge gave the jury instructions this morning and the first day of deliberations are done. Of course TFG went out to the microphones and continued his normal practice of lying about everything. The second big story that's broken over the past few weeks involved Supreme Court *justice* Samuel Alito. We now know that he and his wife (he blames his wife, whatta guy!) have flown flags supporting the insurrection and Trump at their VA home and their beach home, yet he refuses to recuse himself from any case dealing with Jan 6. Yeah, we have a few things to talk with Lisa Graves about today... --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:01:08:46

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20240528 At An Existential Crossroads in our Political & Civic Lives on the Nicole Sandler Show

5/28/2024
The title of today's episode is taken from a line in a commencement address delivered this weekend by filmmaker/historian Ken Burns to the graduating class at Brandeis University. I heard enough plaudits about it to seek it out, and I must agree. In fact, so much that I'm going to share the final 8 1/2 minutes or so of it on today's show. I'll also post the entire thing on my website where I'll post today's show (nicolesandler.com/5-28-24) so you can easily find it to watch the rest of it. With the spectacle of the first criminal trial of a former president coming to and end, and the amount of disinformation and propaganda warping the minds of the gullible, i've been having flashbacks to 2016 when our world was falling apart. Some idiot on Facebook defending TFG posted a response to something I wrote with "we survived Trump once, we will again"... a sentiment with which I wholly disagree. This, if he succeeds in lying, cheating and stealing his way back into the oval office, will be the end of our democracy as we know it. Ken Burns chucked his longstanding policy of neutrality in this speech when he said, "The presumptive Republican nominee is the opioid of all opioids, an easy cure for what some believe is the solution to our myriad pains and problems. When in fact with him, you end up re-enslaved with an even bigger problem, a worse affliction and addiction, 'a bigger delusion', James Baldwin would say, the author and finisher of our national existence, our national suicide as Mr. Lincoln prophesies. Do not be seduced by easy equalization. There is nothing equal about this equation. We are at an existential crossroads in our political and civic lives. This is a choice that could not be clearer." It's with that in mind that we'll hear the rest of that address today, and I'll bring you the latest on the closing arguments, the newest roadblock to justice thrown up by one of TFG's appointees to the bench, the latest outrage over the fact that our Supreme Court is sickeningly compromised and that we are, to put it bluntly, fucked. And not in a good way. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:00:59:59

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20240524 Emptywheel Fridays on the Nicole Sandler Show

5/24/2024
We made it through another eventful week in the most insane decade of my life, and I'm old. We celebrate Fridays because the weekend is here, but not before we recap some of the news made during the week that's ending. It seems that each week these days is more outlandish than the one before, and this one is no different. Among the news and stories that Emptywheel.net's Marcy Wheeler and I discussed today are the complete mess that is the Supreme Court. ProPublica this week confirmed and shared photographic proof that Justice Samuel Alito flew a second flag (this one at his NJ shore beach house) supporting Trump's insurrection and, this one specifically, Christian Nationalism. We discussed fascism and the staffer who reportedly posted the blatantly fascist "Reich" video to TFG's 'Truth Social' account. There was the lie told by Trump and his minions that the DOJ had an order to assassinate him during the execution of the search warrant at Mar A Lago, and we spent a few minutes talking about the "hush money" trial in NY where closing statements will be argued on Tuesday. The jury could get the case as soon as Wednesday. And, who knows? We might have a verdict by the time Marcy and I reconvene next Friday. Oh, and of course we spoke about the circus surrounding Hunter Biden, whose second trial will get underway in Los Angeles in September. The first one (on gun charges) will happen in Delaware in early June. Strap in... Marcy is actually doing another podcast these days. She's working with the awesome Jason Statler (aka @LOLGOP) on a new podcast called Ball of Thread. Follow the link for more info or to listen. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:00:59:59

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20240523 Thursdays with Howie Klein on the Nicole Sandler Show

5/23/2024
It's Thursday (or as I prefer, Friday Eve) has arrived. That means a visit with Howie Klein of Down With Tyranny to talk politics. One subject that shouldn't fall under the category of "politics" is "The Supreme Court." But norms are dead, and we're now living in opposite world. So all bets are off.... --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:00:59:59

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0:21 / 1:01:52 We Must Stop the MAGAt March Toward A Fascist USA on the Nicole Sandler Show - 5-22-24

5/22/2024
I've been doing my best to have guests on this program who can explain the threats we are facing from fascism by way of Trump and his MAGAt sycophants. We've exposed "Project 2025" and urge you to learn as much as possible about what they are planning should they retake power. It really is urgent -- all hands on deck kind of urgent. Today we'll give you the knowledge you need to push back on the mis and disinformation, lies and propaganda they're pushing. There's a reason TFG said "I love the poorly educated!". They're easier to manipulate. In that spirit, I was happy for the opportunity to speak with Federico Finchelstein today on the show. He's now written eight books on the subject of Fascism, including the brand-new one, just out one week, THE WANNABE FASCISTS: A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE GREATEST THREAT TO DEMOCRACY. Federico also contributed an article to this week's special edition of The New Republic called "What American Fascism Would Look Like". Please check it out and share! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:01:00:57

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20240521 6:17 / 1:04:29 How Project 2025 Will Ruin Your Life with Andra Watkins on the Nicole Sandler Show

5/21/2024
We've covered Project 2025 before, and we'll continue sounding the alarm until and after TFG is defeated and this MAGAt brand of Republicans are extinct. They are that dangerous, and that's not hyperbole, it's fact. They will, if given the opportunity, destroy democracy. Today, I'm joined by a NY Times best-selling author, Andra Watkins.. She was raised in a Christian Nationalist family, the people who espouse this type of fascism, and was lucky enough to escape it and share what she knows with the rest of us. She started a substack at Project2025isTheocracy.substack.com. And today, she'll scratch the surface of what they've already done and what they're planning to do if given the chance. We must make sure they don't get that chance. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:00:59:59

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20240520 It's Fu@&ing Monday with the Fu@%ing News on the Nicole Sandler Show

5/20/2024
Mondays are always difficult, especially after an epic weekend.. But here we are. There's lots of news to discuss-- the latest on TFG's trial, possibly entering the homestretch, Alito must recuse (or be impeached.... and Clarence Thomas too!), the ICC is calling for the arrest of Hamas' leaders plus Netanyahu and Israel's Defense Minister Yoav Gallant. And lots more. And since it's Monday, Jonathan Larsen joins in from The Fucking News with even more! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:01:07:45

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20240517 Emptywheel Fridays on the Nicole Sandler Show

5/17/2024
Every Friday I'm joined by the brilliant Marcy Wheeler from emptywheel.net to recap most of the important news of the week.... Today we talk the Trump trial and the show of Republican members of Congress skipping out on their jobs to do Dear Leader's bidding at a NYC courthouse, some even making implicit terror threats (looking at you Matt Gaetz)... there's the fascist proclivities of SCOTUS (in) justice Alito, journalistic lack of integrity, disorder in the House and lots more... --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:00:59:59

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20240516 Thursdays with Howie Klein and a Whole Lot More on the Nicole Sandler Show

5/16/2024
Today's Thursday, so we have a standing date with Howie Klein of DownWithTyranny.com and the Blue America PAC. He usually joins us at around the :30 minute mark. He's out at an appointment today, but we should still be able to get him on the phone for a conversation.... But if something prevents that from happening, we've still got you covered as there's more insanity flying around the interwebs today than I could possibly get through in an hour. For example, some Neanderthal football player from Kansas delivered a commencement speech on Saturday that he is correctly being lambasted for... Of course, I have a response... and now he's trying to mitigate the damage but just digging a deeper hole... The crazy caucus in the already ridiculous GOP House caucus has shirked their Congressional responsibilities to show up in NYC to put their stamp of approval on the corrupt, disgraced, twice impeached, sexual predator, former occupant of the White House.... you get the idea. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:01:03:14

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20240501 WTF Wednesday on the Nicole Sandler Show

5/15/2024
President Joe Biden owned TFG this morning when he issued his challenge for not just one, but TWO debates to happen in June and September. Surprisingly, TFG agreed...BUT then, true to form, he lied about a THIRD debate, hosted by Fox (NOT) News, saying he accepted that one too. But, true to form, he made it up. A third debate and especially one hosted by FOX was NEVER on the table. The poor schmuck just can't abide by anyone else's rules. Yesterday, Digby told me that the sycophants who are still cult members aren't even denying that TFG wears diapers. They've embraced it. And today I saw lots of evidence of that, which I'll share. You know that, if there was ever even an accusation that President Biden was suffering from fecal incontinence, the ridicule would never end. But for the orange turd they embrace the anal leakage (and, I guess, the reported stench that accompanies it). Now that you have that mental picture... We have a show today, but no guest. So we'll talk about the news and whatever is on our collective minds. The phone lines are open at 954-889-6410. If we get through all my stuff and you aren't calling in, I have an interview cued up from last summer when I spoke with the artist I'm going to see on Friday night, Michael Franti. At a time like we're living through right now, we could all use a shot of positivity. So I'm happy to replay that one... unless you have something more important we should discuss? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:01:04:22

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20240514 Navigating Opposite World with Digby on the Nicole Sandler Show

5/14/2024
She is the OG of the progressive blogosphere. Heather Parton, known to her readers as Digby, began blogging at her Hullabaloo blog (now at digbysblog.net) back around the turn of the century. Truly.... And here we are today -- not only in Opposite World, but also in the Surreal World. We'll talk about Trump on trial and the rest of the absurd news of the day that illustrates just how completely screwed we are! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nicolesandler/message

Duration:01:00:50