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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




12/1/20: Final 7 Weeks Will Be Absolutely Madness

--On the Show: --Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) joins David to discuss Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump, the future of Kamala Harris' Senate seat, Joe Biden's cabinet and priorities, and much more --Donald Trump is trying to reinstate death by firing square and the electric chair, as well as reduce environmental regulations, and make many more changes in his last 7 weeks in office --Donald Trump's inner circle is increasingly telling him that Rudy Giuliani is making Trump look like an...


11/30/20: Recounts Help Biden as Coronavirus Explodes

--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 pardons his convicted former National Security Adviser...


11/27/20: SCOTUS Expansion in Focus with 6 Days To GO (Classic Episode from 10/30/20)

THANKSGIVING WEEKEND / CLASSIC EPSIODE FROM OCTOBER 30, 2020 --On the Show: --Donald Trump says that he will try to get the courts to stop the counting of ballots after Election Day --Republican Senator Mike Lee accuses big tech companies of censorship when they fact-check and demonetize --Caller asks if Joe Biden will pack the court and end fracking --Caller asks if coronavirus lockdowns are inevitable --Caller was convinced by David to vote --Caller wonders if Donald Trump will go...


11/26/20: Amy Coney Barret Confirmed with 7 Days to Go (Classic Episode from 10/27/20)

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY / CLASSIC EPSIODE FROM OCTOBER 27, 2020 --On the Show: --William Irvine, Professor of Philosophy at Wright State University and author of many books including" A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy." Get the book: --Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed to the Supreme Court and sworn in at a ridiculous White House event, as Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch...


11/25/20: Senate in Focus as Trump Loses Steam

--On the Show: --The two Senate runoff races in Georgia are within the Democrats' grasp as polling shows the contests as toss-ups --Donald Trump gave a 64-second press conference to talk about the Dow Jones hitting 30,000 points --Caller asks if Michael Bloomberg did enough to help Joe Biden win --Caller wonders why Democrats did poorly in House and Senate races --Caller talks about how right-wing media fuels Trumpism --Caller discusses deprograming right-wingers --Caller asks if...


11/24/20: Trump Finally Concedes as Biden Builds

--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 Security, and Avril Haines as Director of National...


11/23/20: Joe Biden Cabinet Comes Together as Trump Rages

--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 approval --Donald Trump is unable to control himself at a press...


11/20/20: Food Lines in America as Trump is Missing

--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 to get food 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 education" --Caller gives a Canadian's take on the 2020 US...


11/19/20: Mass Deprograming During Times of Crisis

--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 done in his first term --A discussion about how to...


11/18/20: Cyber Chief Fired, Trump Still MIA

--On the Show: --Cristobal Alex, Senior Advisor to Joe Biden, joins David to discuss the 2020 election results, the Latino vote, the next two years, and much more --Donald Trump fires his top cybersecurity agent, Chris Krebs, for acknowledging that there was no voter fraud in the 2020 election, directly implying that Donald Trump really did lose to Joe Biden --Donald Trump coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, a radiologist, appears to welcome the killing of loved ones due to large...


11/17/20: Trump Might Bomb Iran as Crisis Grows

--On the Show: --Ruth Ben-Ghiat, historian and NYU Professor, joins David to discuss authoritarianism, Donald Trump, strongmen, dictators, and much more --It is revealed that Donald Trump considered bombing Iran last week in response to their accumulation of nuclear material which came after Donald Trump abruptly ended the Iran Nuclear Deal --The crisis in the US is not actually Donald Trump, but rather Republican voters and the Republican Party --Fox News' Lou Dobbs interviews a...


11/16/20: Another Good Vaccine As Trump Melts Down

--On the Show: --Based on preliminary data, Moderna announces that its coronavirus vaccine is 94.% effective at preventing infection, which if true, is a potential game-changer in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic --Donald Trump almost accidentally concedes during a bizarre White House press conference meant to take credit for vaccines that Trump had nothing to do with --Barack Obama is interviewed by Gayle King and issues a warning that what we have been experiencing under Donald...


11/13/20: World Ignoring Trump As Supporters Fall for It

--On the Show: --The world is increasingly ignoring Donald Trump, including world leaders who have completely moved on and are already dealing with Joe Biden --86% of Trumpists believe that Joe Biden didn't really win the election, stealing it from Donald Trump through fraud of some kind --A new report from NBC's Peter Alexander claims that Donald Trump recognizes he actually cannot win, but is continuing to wage his voter fraud war as "theater" for his supporters --Caller asks about...


11/12/20: Coronavirus Raging as Trump Won't Do Any Work

--On the Show: --Nick Maggiulli, COO at Ritholtz Wealth Management and founder of Of Dollars And Data, a data-focused personal finance blog, joins David to discuss Joe Biden's tax plan and the future of the economy under President Joe Biden in a post-Donald Trump world --Coronavirus is completely out of control in the United States, with record hospitalization, nearly 1500 deaths per day once again, and no leadership in sight during the last months of the Donald Trump presidency --Donald...


11/11/20: Popular Vote Lead Swells As Trump Claims Fraud

--On the Show: --Vaush, a socialist streamer, YouTube personality, and debater, joins David to discuss the 2020 election, socialism, social democracy, activism, and much more --Donald Trump has now falling behind President-Election Joe Biden by more than 5 million votes in the popular vote, and we contextualize this margin historically --Joe Biden laughs off repeated questions about Donald Trump's attempts to steal the election during a press conference about healthcare --This week's...


11/10/20: Dems Have Problems to Solve as Trump Loses It

--On the Show: --After barely winning the Presidency, losing seats in the House, and with control of the Senate still up in the air, Democrats have serious problems to solve over the next several years --Donald Trump and Mike Pence try to take credit for the hopefully-upcoming Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, and Pfizer immediately backs them off --Joe Biden and Kamala Harris launch their coronavirus task force, and as a much welcome change of pace to Donald Trump, none of their family members...


11/9/20: Trump Won't Conceded Despite Huge Win by Joe Biden

--On the Show: --Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump by more than 4 million votes in the 2020 Presidential election, but Donald Trump won't concede, insisting the election was "stolen" due to "fraud" --President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris address the nation as Donald Trump sends tweets --With everything that we are up against in the next weeks and months, this is not the time to tune out of politics simply because Donald Trump has been defeated by Joe...


11/6/20: Joe Biden Has Probably Defeated Donald Trump

--On the Show: --Joe Biden wins Pennsylvania, pushing him over 270 electoral college and making him the President-elect --Donald Trump loses the 2020 election and melts down over it --Trump holds a press briefing to argue baselessly that he won the election and that there is widespread voter fraud throughout the country --Donald Trump Jr. calls for "total war" over election results he disagrees with --Trump's staff had to explain to him that arguing the vote should be stopped didn't...


11/5/20: Still Counting Ballots, Trump Loses It

--On the Show: --Donald Trump melts down on Twitter, furious about vote counting and claiming states he hasn't yet won --Joe Biden urges patience and calm in a conciliatory speech from Wilmington, Delaware as votes are still being counted --Donald Trump claims he will be filing multiple bizarre lawsuits in various states in order to try to defeat Joe Biden --Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, while ranting about fraud, corruption, and lawsuits in Pennsylvania, is interrupted by Fox...


11/4/20: Trump Declares Victory Despite No Winner Yet

--On the Show: --No winner has yet been declared in the Presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden --The election results so far give Joe Biden multiple paths to victory even without winning Pennsylvania or North Carolina, but there are many votes to be counted, and a Donald Trump re-election is still completely possible --Donald Trump declares he has won re-election despite no such call having been made, and with Joe Biden still maintaining multiple credible paths to...