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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




1/15/21: Investigating the Capitol Riots & Trump's Legal Fees

--On the Show: --Members of Congress, including Ayanna Pressley and James Clyburn, believe that some kind of inside involvement must have been necessary for the Trump Capitol riots to happen as they did --Donald Trump is reportedly refusing to pay Rudy Giuliani his legal fees for his so-called election fraud work, a report that is completely unsurprising --Caller points out that the government is failing to hold Donald Trump accountable --Caller asks if single payer health care will lead...


1/14/21: Trump Impeached Again in Final Days

--On the Show: --Peter Joseph, founder of the Zeitgeist movement and director and writer of the film Interreflections, joins David to discuss the future of America and the world, climate change, and much more --Donald Trump is impeached again, making him the only President in history to be impeached twice --Donald Trump delivers a bizarre final speech as President, clearly meant to beg for mercy as he transitions out of public and into private life --Notable discussions from the David...


1/13/21: Impeachment Proceeds, Trump Rewrites History

--On the Show: --The shared psychosis of Trumpism gives us important insight into the cult that has developed over the last four years --A report finds that police are much more likely to shut down left wing protests rather than right wing protests --Donald Trump gives deranged press statements to the press on his way to a propaganda event at the Texas-Mexico border where he falsely claimed to have completely the wall --Multiple Republicans will vote to impeach Donald Trump in the House...


1/12/21: Dems Charge Trump, GOP Confused About Capitalism

--On the Show: --Daniel Lombroso, filmmaker and journalist, joins David to discuss his film White Noise, based on his four years reporting from inside the alt-right --Democrats charge President Donald Trump in the House of Representatives for inciting a mob, and a second Trump impeachment seems increasingly likely in the waning days of Trump's presidency --Donald Trump riotous insurrection is not merely about economic oppression and class, as some have argued over the last week --Two...


1/11/21: Another Impeachment As Trump Loses Twitter

--On the Show: --The future of America in the wake of a disgusting riotous insurrection incited by Donald Trump is up to us, and there are huge risks to mismanaging the reaction --Donald Trumps will likely be impeached a second time, making him the only President in American history to be impeached a second time, likely to come just one week before he leaves office --Donald Trump is planning an absolutely insane final week in office --Donald Trump has been suspended from Twitter for...


1/8/21: Trump Banned, Republicans Crumble

--On the Show: --Donald Trump is banned from Facebook indefinitely, and at least until the end of his presidency, as Mark Zuckerberg calls out Trump's use of Facebook to incite supporters and spread disinformation --Donald Trump's former Attorney General William Barr accuses Donald Trump of betrayal of the Presidency for inciting a riotous insurrection on January 6th --Trump has lost everything for the Republican Party --Caller asks about what Democrats should do with their Senate...


1/7/21: Congress Defies Trumpist Mob to Confirm Biden Win

--On the Show: --Donald Trump incites a violent mob to storm the US Capitol, temporarily delaying the counting of electoral votes in one of the most vile and disgusting incidents in recent American political history --Despite a violent insurrectionist mob of Trumpists doing what they could to stop the count, Joe Biden's electoral college win is confirmed during a joint session of the House and Senate, presided over by Vice President Mike Pence --Donald Trump turns on his own Vice...


1/6/21: Dems Win Everything in Georgia as Trump Loses It

--On the Show: --Democrats win both Senate races in Georgia, with Jon Ossoff defeating incumbent David Perdue and Raphael Warnock defeating incumbent Kelly Loeffler, and will have control of the Senate with a 50/50 split and Vice President Kamala Harris controlling the 51st vote --Donald Trump freaks out over the losses by Republicans in the Georgia Senate races and spends the night and morning tweeting absolutely insane conspiracy theories, including once again about votes "dumps" --Vice...


1/5/21: Trump Last's Rally Over, Presidency Over Soon

--On the Show: --Dr. Eric Topol, founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute and Professor of Molecular Medicine and Executive Vice President at Scripps Research, joins David to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, vaccination, hospitalizations, future trajectory of the virus, and much more --Donald Trump's final rally as President takes place in Georgia, ostensibly in support of Georgia Republican Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, although the speech...


1/4/21: New Year Starts With Utter Insanity

--On the Show: --Donald Trump is caught on an audio recording pressuring the Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" 11,780 votes for Donald Trump, and vaguely threatening that it would be bad for him not to be able to do --Republicans are actually going to try stealing the Presidential election, with Republicans Senators and members of the House planning to object to the acceptance of electoral votes on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 --Donald Trump delivers a...


1/1/21: Recounts Help Biden as Coronavirus Explodes (Classic Episode from 11/30/20)

WINTER VACATION / CLASSIC EPSIODE FROM NOVEMBER 30, 2020 --On the Show: --Coronavirus surges out of control in the United States, and will be made worse by millions of travelers gathering for the Thanksgiving holiday as we get into the end-of-the-year holidays --Joe Biden's pick for Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, has a brilliant economic paper on the "fair wage hypothesis" in her academic past, which debunks many false notions about the minimum wage from the right wing --Donald Trump...


12/31/20: Trump Finally Concedes as Biden Builds (Classic Episode from 11/24/20)

WINTER VACATION / CLASSIC EPSIODE FROM NOVEMBER 24, 2020 --On the Show: --Donald Trump finally appears to concede the 2020 election to Joe Biden, tweeting that he will allow the formal government transition to begin after reportedly being told by close advisers that it is time to start moving on --President-Election Joe Biden makes more cabinet and top level selections, including Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary, John Kerry as climate czar, Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland...


12/30/20: Joe Biden Cabinet Comes Together as Trump Rages (Classic Episode from 11/23/20)

WINTER VACATION / CLASSIC EPSIODE FROM NOVEMBER 23, 2020 --On the Show: --Joe Biden will select Anthony Blinken as his Secretary of State, Jake Sullivan as National Security Adviser, and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as Ambassador to the United Nations as Biden's cabinet continues to come together despite Donald Trump insisting that he actually won the election --Anti-vaccine sentiment and conspiracy theories are about to explode as multiple coronavirus vaccines are mere weeks from...


12/29/20: Food Lines in America as Trump is Missing (Classic Episode from 11/20/20)

WINTER VACATION / CLASSIC EPSIODE FROM NOVEMBER 20, 2020 --On the Show: --In the year 2020, in one of the richest countries in the world, there are food lines with more than 6,000 cars and 25,000 people lined up at a North Texas food bank --Rudy Giuliani's hair dye pours down his face as he rants about widespread voter fraud in the United States without any proof --Caller talks about a way for regular people to write laws --Caller asks about what Trump means by "patriotic...


12/28/20: Mass Deprograming During Times of Crisis (Classic Episode from 11/19/20)

WINTER VACATION / CLASSIC EPSIODE FROM NOVEMBER 19, 2020 --On the Show: --Talia Lavin, author of "Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy," joins David to discuss her infiltration of white supremacy in researching her book. Get the book: --As the votes continue to be counted, Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump becomes more impressive, but the results of the upcoming Georgia Senate runoffs will greatly determine what Joe Biden can get...


12/25/20: Republicans Say NO to $2,000 Payments

--On the Show: --Donald Trump's musings about martial law have the military officer community on red alert, not to participate, but to avoid being drawn into Trump's chaos --Republicans block Democrats' attempts at increasing COVID stimulus payments to $2,000 per person as suggested by Donald Trump just days ago --Caller asks about abolishing the electoral college --Caller wonders how progressives can have leverage over Joe Biden --Caller talks about right-wingers switching from Fox...


12/24/20: Pardons Galore as Trump Leaves DC

--On the Show: --Mark Tushnet, Emeritus Professor at Harvard Law School and a specialist in US and comparative constitutional law, joins David to discuss the purpose of the Supreme Court, whether the court is truly necessary, and possible reforms including term limits, expanding the court, and more --Donald Trump vetoes the second COVID relief package, citing various conflicting justifications, and the House and Senate may reconvene early next week to vote to override Donald Trump's...


12/23/20: Trump Leaves Bunker As Vaccine Demand Grows

--On the Show: --A new high of 71% of Americans now want to get the coronavirus vaccine, a continued steady increase as more is learned about the vaccine, and as more people are vaccinated --Donald Trump momentarily leaves hiding to deliver a bizarre four minute speech about the possible second COVID relief package, threatening to veto it, asking for more money for people, while simultaneously telling endless lies --Donald Trump's pardon list grows with another 15 pardons and...


12/22/20: COVID Relief Scam and Dead Voter Scam

--On the Show: --Robert Vitalis, Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the book "Oilcraft: The Myths of Scarcity and Security That Haunt U.S. Energy Policy," joins David to discuss oil, Saudi Arabia, renewable energy, foreign policy, and much more in a fascinating conversation. Get his book: --The second COVID "rescue package," now passed by Congress, may be one of the biggest scams of 2020, and we example its provisions in...


12/21/20: COVID Stimulus Advances, So Do Trump's Delusions

--On the Show: --Lawmakers have agreed in principle to a second coronavirus stimulus package which will include $600 payments for Americans making up to $75,000 per year, as well as enhanced unemployment benefits of $300 per week for 3 months --So-called "left wing populists" on Twitter focus on attacking Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez while Donald Trump considers declaring martial law during an Oval Office meeting --Donald Trump considers declaring martial law, seizing voting...