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The David Pakman Show (TDPS), originally Midweek Politics with David Pakman, is a multiplatform politics and news talk show airing on radio, television, and the internet, hosted by David Pakman, currently airing on a combination of commercial and public radio stations, including Pacifica Radio stations, on Free Speech TV via DirecTV and DISH Network, on public access television stations nationwide.

The David Pakman Show (TDPS), originally Midweek Politics with David Pakman, is a multiplatform politics and news talk show airing on radio, television, and the internet, hosted by David Pakman, currently airing on a combination of commercial and public radio stations, including Pacifica Radio stations, on Free Speech TV via DirecTV and DISH Network, on public access television stations nationwide.
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The David Pakman Show (TDPS), originally Midweek Politics with David Pakman, is a multiplatform politics and news talk show airing on radio, television, and the internet, hosted by David Pakman, currently airing on a combination of commercial and public radio stations, including Pacifica Radio stations, on Free Speech TV via DirecTV and DISH Network, on public access television stations nationwide.

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Episodes

9/20/19: People unsubscribing because I reported polls

9/20/2019
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--On the Show: --David takes a bunch of heat for merely reporting the fact that Elizabeth Warren has surpassed Bernie Sanders for second place in a number of national Democratic primary polls --Caller wonders what progressives should do if Joe Biden wins the Democratic nomination --Caller questions whether Democratic Party leadership will fall in line if a progressive becomes president --Caller asks if/when Joe Biden will fall in the polls --Caller wants to know what we can do to secure...

Duration:00:55:22

9/19/19: Bernie's brilliant "Housing for All" plan

9/19/2019
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--On the Show: --Dean Baker, Senior Economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and a visiting professor at the University of Utah, joins David to discuss progressive economic theory including as it relates to recessions, automation, debt, deficit, and more --Bernie Sanders reveals a terrific "Housing for All" plan meant to deal with homelessness and affordability of housing --Donald Trump's unbearable former campaign manager gets completely embarrassed on CNN by Alisyn...

Duration:00:58:45

9/18/19: Warren momentum grows as "impeachment" hearing starts

9/18/2019
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--On the Show: --2020 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren continues to build momentum after the last debate, taking a small second place lead over Bernie Sanders in an average of recent polls --A House Judiciary hearing dubbed sort of an "impeachment hearing" starts by questioning former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, and the entire thing is likely destined to go nowhere --This week's Hatriot Mail --The weaponization and internationalization of white supremacy...

Duration:00:55:51

9/17/19: Why does Trump always get his ass kicked?

9/17/2019
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--On the Show: --Oliver Thorn, creator of Philosophy Tube, a YouTube channel teaching philosophy in fun and interesting ways, joins David to discuss philosophical thinking, the intersection of philosophy and politics, and much more --We explore why Donald Trump always ends up getting his ass kicked internationally --British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is triggered by protesters in Luxembourg and escapes a planned press conference --The Manhattan District Attorney subpoenas eight years...

Duration:00:56:50

9/16/19: Trump subservience to Saudis confirmed

9/16/2019
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--On the Show: --David Sinclair, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and author of “Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To," joins David to discuss aging, longevity, and more --After Saudi Arabian oil facilities are bombed, Donald Trump confirms not only his hypocrisy about the Kingdom, but also his subservience --If 6 vaping deaths are enough for Donald Trump to want to ban vaping, what's his excuse around guns, cigarettes, and alcohol, which cause far more deaths...

Duration:00:58:28

9/13/19: Last night's debate was the best so far!

9/13/2019
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--On the Show: --Analysis of the 3rd Democratic presidential primary debate in Houston, Texas which from a substance standpoint was the best one so far --Caller questions whether the minimum wage should keep up with inflation --Caller talks about left-wingers against Russigate and Tulsi Gabbard supporters --Caller asks David if he should major in political science --Caller wonders if a President Bernie Sanders would allow Edward Snowden to come home --Caller considers whether free...

Duration:00:57:25

9/12/19: New poll shows Warren tied with Biden

9/12/2019
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--On the Show: -- Maximillian Alvarez, a dual-PhD candidate in History and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan and the host of Working People, a podcast by, for, and about the working class today, joins David to discuss the sometimes violent tactics of anti-fascists --The anti-vaccine movement is undoing decades of medical progress and truly endangering the lives of countless people --The White House defends a total lack of press briefings by explaining that Donald Trump...

Duration:00:58:39

9/11/19: Trump: I fired John Bolton; Bolton: I RESIGNED!

9/11/2019
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--On the Show: --Donald Trump claims to have fired his 3rd National Security Adviser John Bolton, and meanwhile Bolton claims that he resigned --Donald Trump erupts over "worst" polls as his approval rating plummets --This week's Hatriot Mail --A recession has started in parts of the United States within agriculture and manufacturing --Elizabeth Warren has taken a lead in a New Hampshire 2020 presidential primary poll --According to new polling, Texas is no longer a safe Trump state in...

Duration:00:55:09

9/10/19: Should Presidents be tested for cognitive decline?

9/10/2019
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--On the Show: –Part 2 of David's interview with Sam Harris, neuroscientist, philosopher, New York Times bestselling author, and host of the Making Sense podcast, who joined David for a wide-ranging discussion about politics, Trump, religion, and more --Does new polling suggest Elizabeth Warren should leave the 2020 Democratic primary race in order to help Bernie Sanders defeat Joe Biden? --Should presidential candidates be tested for cognitive decline? --State Republican parties are...

Duration:00:57:05

9/9/19: Sam Harris on the show & Trump advisers increasingly worried

9/9/2019
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--On the Show: --Sam Harris, neuroscientist, philosopher, New York Times bestselling author, and host of the Making Sense podcast, joins David for part one of their wide-ranging discussion about politics, Trump, religion, and more --Donald Trump is visibly unwell and his advisers and aides are increasingly worried as his erratic behavior continues to get worse --Donald Trump explodes in another rambling Twitter tirade including tweets about Hurricane Dorian, the Fed, tariffs, the economy,...

Duration:00:57:56

9/6/19: Sam Harris on the show next week

9/6/2019
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--On the Show: --David announces that neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris will be on the show next week --Caller wishes to know how to get through to Trump supporters --Caller claims progressive hosts like David don't know what it's like to struggle --Caller wants more say in how tax dollars are spent --Caller doesn't think universities should have general education requirements --Caller talks about Bernie Sanders holding campaign rallies in red...

Duration:00:55:25

9/5/19: Recession is impossible because everyone's rich

9/5/2019
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--On the Show: --Donald Trump says a recession couldn't possible be coming because everyone is rich --New polling suggests voters will primarily blame Donald Trump if a recession starts in the next 6 months --Notable discussions from the TDPS subreddit, including about authoritative news sources and David's book recommendations --A superior court judge throws North Carolina's gerrymandered district map into the trash, deciding it is not in line with North Carolina's...

Duration:00:55:56

9/4/19: Trump allies raising money to target journalists

9/4/2019
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--On the Show: --Our long form deep dive into the continued problems of regulating social media and content platforms, including possible solutions on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and more --Embarrassing hilarity ensues in British parliament as new Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffers abandonment once again putting Brexit is in jeopardy --Donald Trump's allies are raising money to target journalists in the latest escalating of the authoritarian fight against a free press --This week's...

Duration:00:57:28

9/3/19: Trump visibly struggles to speak while tweeting classified info

9/3/2019
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--On the Show: --Donald Trump visibly struggles to speak in recent video from the long weekend, raising more questions about his cognitive state --Donald Trump tweets out a classified image, which is immediately reverse-engineered to a specific American satellite --Donald Trump again claims that he hasn't even ever heard of a Category 5 hurricane, despite having dealt with multiple during his presidency --Donald Trump directs Vice President Mike Pence to stay at a Trump hotel in Ireland...

Duration:00:55:22

9/2/19: Healthcare Is Broken, And We're Not Fixing It

9/2/2019
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--On the Show: --A themed show on the American health care system, consisting of stories and commentary from The David Pakman Show over the years --The Commonwealth Fund finds that the United States spends far more than eleven other high-income countries on health care, yet ranks last in outcomes --The Obama administration confirms that under the Affordable Care Act, premiums will be up 22% next year and many consumers will be down to just one insurer --David's $829 10-minute-long...

Duration:00:53:13

8/30/19: 50%+ of Americans can't afford Joe Biden's health plan

8/30/2019
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--On the Show: --Presidential candidate Joe Biden unveils more specifics of his health care plan and it turns out a majority of Americans would not be able to afford it --The audience does not want The David Pakman Show theme song to change --Caller offers up an interesting conspiracy theory about the establishment trying to stop Bernie Sanders --Caller thinks YouTube is slowly becoming more like establishment corporate media --Caller thinks the US should buy a bunch of horses --Caller...

Duration:00:56:05

8/29/19: Trump promises pardons for lawbreaking staffers

8/29/2019
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--On the Show: --Donald Trump reportedly promised pardons to staffers who break the law to force the building of the US-Mexico border wall, which is an impeachable offense --Donald Trump ends automatic citizenship for the children of many troops and diplomats born abroad, a possible entry point to repealing birthright citizenship altogether --Notable discussions from the TPDS subreddit including about the thinning 2020 Democratic field, and about David's hair --CNN deceptively hides the...

Duration:00:54:41

8/28/19: Voting machine caught switching votes

8/28/2019
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--On the Show: --Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist, Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, and author of multiple New York Times bestsellers, joins David to discuss political polarization, critical thinking, partisanship, moral foundations, and more --Multiple Mississippi voting machines are caught flipping votes --Right-wing journalist Andy Ngo is caught spreading false narratives and hanging out with right wing groups that were planning violence --This week's...

Duration:00:56:56

8/27/19: The G7 was an embarrassment for the US

8/27/2019
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--On the Show: --Adam Frank, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Rochester and author of "Light of the Stars: Aliens Worlds and the Fate of the Earth," joins David to discuss the search for alien life, exploration of the universe, and much more --Donald Trump is upstaged by France, which is now working with Iran to get them back in compliance with the Iran nuclear deal despite Trump removing the US from that deal --Donald Trump skips the G7 talks on climate and the Amazon fires...

Duration:00:56:40

8/26/19: Insanity is the status quo. Get used to it.

8/26/2019
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--On the Show: --Donald Trump's insanity is the status quo, and we need to understand it, and not be distracted from its fundamental meaning --Donald Trump once again crashes the stock market with fascist tweets and more tariffs on China in his never-ending trade war escalation --Donald Trump has suggested bombing hurricanes to stop them, and multiple administration officials will not deny the report --Donald Trump's approval rating crashes to a 2019 low, but this should not confuse...

Duration:00:52:33