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The show includes live interviews, listener call-ins, clips from television and radio programs related to politics and current events, and other segments.

The show includes live interviews, listener call-ins, clips from television and radio programs related to politics and current events, and other segments.
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The show includes live interviews, listener call-ins, clips from television and radio programs related to politics and current events, and other segments.






8/23/19: THEMED SHOW - Automation: Inevitable? Good? Bad?

--On the Show: --A themed show on automation, consisting of stories and commentary from The David Pakman Show over the years --Caller suggests the public should start funding trade school education --Voicemail caller asks whether social democrats should be opposed to technological advancements that will take jobs from people --Caller believes automation will do away with many low-paying jobs --Neil Irwin, author of "How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World" and senior economic...


8/22/19: THEMED SHOW - Conspiracy Theorist and Conspiratorial Thinking

--On the Show: --A themed show on conspiracy theories, consisting of stories and commentary from The David Pakman Show over the years --Caller wonders if debating antisemites and racists is worth it --Fox News' Shepard Smith debunks the Hillary Clinton Uranium One "scandal" while other hosts at the network continue to float the conspiracy theory, turning many Fox viewers against Smith --Our long form deep dive into conspiracy theories and conspiratorial thinking, produced in partnership...


8/21/19: THEMED SHOW - The Truth About Free Speech & Censorship

--On the Show: --A themed show on free speech and censorship, consisting of stories and commentary from The David Pakman Show over the years --Twitter has permanently suspended right winger Milo Yiannopoulos --Donald Trump threatens a military and police crackdown on his political opponents, another move reminiscent of authoritarians around the world --Notable discussions from the David Pakman Show subreddit, including the question of whether the Alex Jones YouTube ban is more about free...


8/20/19: THEMED SHOW - White Nationalism: Recruitment & Deprogramming

--On the Show: --A themed show on white nationalism and white supremacy, consisting of stories and commentary from The David Pakman Show over the years --Mark Potok, senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center and editor in chief of Intelligence Report , joins David to discuss the recent rise in hate groups both from white nationalists and black separatist extremists --The CATO Insitute finds that right-wing extremists have been behind the vast majority of terror attacks in the...


8/19/19: THEMED SHOW - Capitalism, Socialism, and Our Economic Future

--On the Show: --A themed show on socialism and capitalism, consisting of stories and commentary from The David Pakman Show over the years --It's time for Bernie Sanders to stop calling himself a democratic socialist, because his platform is not socialist --Fact checking the meme that "Norway is a socialist paradise," including whether it is a paradise, and whether it is actually socialist –Every progressive reform since eliminating slavery has been called “socialism” --Ben Shapiro...


8/16/19: The Washington Post is out to get Bernie Sanders

--On the Show: --The Washington Post keeps taking cheap shots at Bernie Sanders --House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "Moscow Mitch" after numerous attempts by him to stop anti-American election interference --Caller wants to know how to rebut the right-wing argument that the United States is too big a country for single-payer to work --Caller talks about Sean Hannity --Caller wants to know how David is still a capitalist despite having Richard Wolff...


8/15/19: Market crashes 800 points as Trump tweets nonsense

--On the Show: --Michael Lynch, Director of the Humanities Institute, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connection, and author of "Know-It-All Society: Truth and Arrogance in a Political Culture," joins David to discuss knowledge, education, arrogance and much more --The DOW crashes 800 points in a single day as Donald Trump remains visibly and publicly clueless about his destructive effect on the economy --Disapproval in Donald Trump explodes after Trump's reactions to mass...


8/14/19: Fox FURIOUS that people accept climate science

--On the Show: --Anthony Fantano, the internet's busiest music nerd and Editor-in-Chief of The Needle Drop, joins David to discuss music, culture, and politics --A recession seems increasingly imminent as the yield curve has now inverted --Fox News host Pete Hegseth is furious and frustrated that Americans on the left accept the reality of climate science --This week's Hatriot Mail --Bernie Sanders overtakes Joe Biden in 2020 New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary polling --2020...


8/13/19: Internet explodes over Trump censorship order

--On the Show: --As word of Donald Trump's internet censorship order spreads, opposition explodes over the authoritarian nightmare --If we put aside our feelings and look at the facts, it's clear that gun control works --Elizabeth Warren's excellent gun control plan is released --Elizabeth Warren surges to second place in 2020 Democratic primary polling and tied for first place in prediction markets with Joe Biden --A conservative mother and daughter explain why they can't vote for...


8/12/19: Epstein found dead & conspiracies explode

--On the Show: --Aubrey De Grey, Chief Science Officer of SENS Research Foundation, joins David to discuss the latest progress in solving the problem of aging and extending human life spans --Jeffrey Epstein is found dead by apparent suicide in his jail cell and conspiracy theories immediately explode thanks in part to Epstein's connections to Donald Trump --Donald Trump retweets multiple Jeffrey Epstein conspiracy theories, none of which mention Trump's own connections to...


8/9/19: Elizabeth Warren proposes "public option" for internet

--On the Show: --Massachusetts Senator and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren proposes a "public option" for the internet that would create an $85 billion federal grant program paying for most of the fiber to bring high-speed internet all across the country --Caller wonders if Congress will be able to pass simple gun control measures like universal background checks --Caller talks about Bernie Sanders's appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience --Caller tells his entire life...


8/8/19: Where were the good guys with guns?

--On the Show: --Alok Kanojia, psychiatrist and Harvard Medical School faculty, joins David to discuss the connection between video games and real world violence --Analyzing the "good guys with guns" delusion that is often trotted out after mass shootings --Donald Trump goes after Fox News and, as predicted months ago, starts promoting even more extreme channel OANN --Notable discussions from the TDPS subreddit, including about Twitch streaming, Sam Harris, and live calls --Fox News...


8/7/19: Fox parrots shooter's manifesto verbatim

--On the Show: --Frank Meeink, former neo-Nazi, joins David to discuss radicalization under Donald Trump, white supremacy, and much more --Fox News repeats talking points from the El Paso shooter's manifesto regarding a Hispanic "invasion" --Republicans panic and attempt to suppress an audio recording of an internal Republican "hit list" in Texas --This week's Hatriot Mail --More Republicans quit in the Trump era, adding Congressmen Kenny Marchant and Will Hurd --This week's...


8/6/19: Stock market 2019 record plunge

--On the Show: --The stock market experiences its largest decline of 2019 as Donald Trump is increasingly confused and escalating the trade war with China --Former President Barack Obama publishes a thoughtful, adult letter about recent events and it so heavily triggers Donald Trump that he attacks Obama on Twitter --Donald Trump blames video games for real world incidents in a bizarre, confused speech --The moniker "Moscow Mitch" is increasingly taking over Republican Senate Majority...


8/5/19: Two major mass shootings in one weekend

--On the Show: --Another series of mass shootings, with a clear trend: Donald Trump's ideology is creating domestic terrorists --The left is losing the battle of ideas --Republicans blame video games and warn about Antifa in the aftermath of the El Paso, Texas mass shooting --Fox News has to interrupt their immigrant bashing to report on an anti-immigrant shooting in El Paso, Texas --Donald Trump crashes the stock market with even more tariffs despite getting the federal funds rate cut...


8/2/19: More Republicans quit politics to get away from Trump

--On the Show: --More and more Republican lawmakers are quitting politics because working in government in the Trump era is too frustrating and embarrassing --Donald Trump selects Kelly Knight Craft as the next US Ambassador to the United Nations, someone who was a VIP "gold-level" member of the Trump International Hotel --Caller asks about the minimum wage and the fight for $15 --Caller talks about Bill Maher saying last year he hopes for a recession so Donald Trump will lose...


8/1/19: Who won the second Dem debate?

--On the Show: --Johann Hari, author of the book Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions, joins David to discuss depression in the modern world --Amidst mediocre performances in the second night of the second Democratic 2020 primary debate, Andrew Yang and Joe Biden came out ahead --CNN should be absolutely embarrassed about the disgusting debate they moderated for the 2020 Democratic primary --Notable discussions from the TDPS subreddit,...


7/31/19: Bernie & Warren dominate Dem debate

--On the Show: --Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren dominate the first night of the second Democratic presidential debate, and Marianne Williamson does pretty well, too --CNN files a copyright strike against TDPS, shutting down our live streaming for 3 months, followed by attacking David on Twitter --This week's Hatriot Mail --Support for an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump surpasses half of the required number of votes in the House of Representatives --As the deficit explodes,...


7/30/19: Which Dems will survive tonight's debate?

--On the Show: --Democrats debate tonight and we discuss which candidates will survive to the third debate in September --Most violence is right wing, and it's important not to be distracted from that undeniable reality --The Democratic anti-playbook tells us what Democrats can do to ensure a Trump win in 2020 --Border Patrol detains 9-year-old American citizen Julia Medina for 32 hours despite her having the US passport with her the entire time --Disgusting Donald Trump tells 9/11...


7/29/19: Trump goes on unhinged tweetstorm, bashes Baltimore

--On the Show: --Donald Trump explodes in another incomprehensible Twitter storm --Donald Trump calls the mostly-black city of Baltimore, Maryland "infested" --More than 100 House Democrats now support starting an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump --Fox News host Chris Wallace shuts down a lie from Donald Trump's Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney --Some in progressive media were shocked by most Democrats voting to condemn the BDS movement --A movement for a YouTuber union mobilizes in...