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Syndication

--On the Show:

--Classic Interview: Charles Butler, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, joins David to discuss the Senate torture report, women in politics, race, and David being a “girly man”

--Many gun fetishists don't realize that the second amendment does not guarantee the protection of assault weapons and that a wide range of reasonable gun control measures can be constitutionally implemented

--Caller doesn't want progressives to be short-sighted on guns in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting

--Caller wonders if a Democrat's win in Kentucky means a blue wave will sweep across the country

--Caller ponders whether it is more concerning that Russians used propaganda to infiltrate the 2016 US presidential election, or that so many Americans were tricked by it

--Caller thinks that Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election is not significant because other countries also meddle in foreign political processes

--Caller suggests computer-generated algorithms as the solution to end gerrymandering

--Caller questions whether MS-13 is as dangerous as people think

--On the Bonus Show: David returns from the Florida media and cryptocurrency conference, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-02-23.mp3
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--On the Show:

--Michael Ryan, Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas, joins David to discuss his book "A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction"

--David asks the audience whether it is worth covering nonsensical right-wing false flag conspiracy theories because while they do attract a lot of attention, we don't want to make them seem legitimate

--Right-wing media outlets like Fox News continue to talk about Hillary Clinton and the scandals surrounding her, despite Clinton not being the president nor holding any political office

--Hatriot Mail

--New TDPS t-shirts, sweatshirts, coffee mugs, bumper stickers, and other merchandise are available at davidpakman.com/gear

--Common sense gun reform measures like universal background checks and high capacity magazine limits will continue to get roadblocked by firearm fetishists who think more guns are always the solution to mass shootings

--A new Politico-Morning Consult poll finds that only 37% of employed voters say they have seen a pay increase as a result of the Trump/Republican tax cuts, while Amazon, which already pays no federal tax, will get an $800 million federal windfall

--The US intelligence community labels Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte a threat to democracy in Southeast Asia, yet President Trump has had nothing but nice things to say about the authoritarian leader

--Voicemail asks David how he prepares for interviews

--On the Bonus Show: Congresswoman says mass murderers are often Democrats, peanut allergy treatment succeeds in testing, Kentucky Democrat wins a special election, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-02-22.mp3
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On the Show:

--Farron Cousins, host of Ring of Fire Radio, fills in for David

--Former US Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) goes on CNN and suggests that liberal activists like billionaire George Soros funded and urged the survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting to protest and call for gun reform measures

--A week after the Marjory Stoneham High School mass shooting, the Florida State House decisively votes down a motion to consider banning assault rifles by a vote of 36 to 71

--Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas issues an opinion critical of the court's failure to take up a California gun waiting period case, suggesting his colleagues don't value the 2nd Amendment highly enough

--Donald Trump tweets his support of the original gerrymandered Pennsylvania congressional map, urging Republicans to go bring up the case to the Supreme Court, apparently not realizing the court handed down its decision on the matter earlier this month

--A woman named Rachel Crooks alleges that Donald Trump forcibly kissed her at Trump Tower in 2006, prompting the president to lash out on Twitter to deny the allegation, saying it "never happened!"

--In the wake of over a dozen sexual misconduct allegations made against Donald Trump, some Democratic lawmakers are calling for congressional hearings to investigate the President's alleged improprieties

--President Trump endorses Mitt Romney to become the next US Senator from Utah, even though only a couple years ago Trump said Romney "choked like a dog" and Romney called Trump "a phony" and "a fraud"

--A survey of Morgan Stanley analysts finds that only 13% of the companies' savings from the Republican tax cuts will go to employees in the form of raises, bonuses, and benefits, whereas 43% will go to investors in the form of stock buybacks and dividends

--Data from Credit Suisse finds that four to ten percent of the world's poorest tenth are Americans, despite the fact that the United States is the wealthiest nation on earth

--On the Bonus Show: Americans think Melania should dump Donald, Trump aides go on Fox to get the President's attention, the courts are the environment's last hope, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-02-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

--On the Show:

--Farron Cousins, host of Ring of Fire Radio, fills in for David

--Special counsel Robert Mueller indicts thirteen Russians and three Russian companies for allegedly meddling in the US presidential election process; the charges have revealed many details about how Russian internet trolls were able to produce pro-Trump content

--Republicans like Former House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz place some blame for Russian election meddling on former President Obama who "poo-pooed the idea"

--Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper speculates that the next "shoe to drop" in the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation will be connected to Trump's finances

--Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the business relationships between Jared Kushner and investors from China and Qatar during the presidential transition; the IRS has requested subpoenas from leaders and investors connected to the real estate projects managed by Kushner

--Special counsel Robert Mueller could investigate whether Trump attorney Michael Cohen's issuing of a $130,000 payment to adult film actress "Stormy Daniels" violated campaign finance laws

--After meeting with victims of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, President Trump retired to his Mar-a-Lago resort to watch television, vent about the Russia investigation, and rage tweet

--Survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting criticize Donald Trump over his campaign contributions from the NRA and impotence on the topic of reasonable gun control measures

--Aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin received $51 billion from the federal government in 2017, far exceeding the allotments of entire agencies including NASA

--The President's budget proposal seeks to eradicate climate change awareness and mitigation programs across a slew of agencies to the delight of fossil fuel companies

--On the Bonus Show: Racists fake getting attacked at "Black Panther" screenings, shady bosses steal $15 billion from low-income workers, Democrats could win in 2018 but there's a catch, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-02-20.mp3
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NO SHOW FOR PRESIDENT'S DAY / CLASSIC EPISODE FROM DECEMBER 19, 2017

--On the Show:

--Lucian Truscott IV, columnist for Salon, joins David to discuss his article "Why Trump Lies"

--The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) blocks an investigation being conducted by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman; meanwhile, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) was the victim of impersonation, as someone submitted an anti-net neutrality comment to the agency under his name

--The US Senate will vote on reversing the FCC's decision to gut net neutrality, which will get the Republicans opposed to the measure on record as supporting major telecommunications companies over the desires of their constituents

--2018 TDPS calendars are available for purchase at www.davidpakman.com/calendar18

--In response to the tragic Amtrak derailment in Dupont, Washington that killed three people and injured one hundred, Donald Trump on Twitter calls for an infrastructure plan to be summited to Congress

--Fox Business host Trish Regan voices her disapproval of the Republican tax bill, saying that she supports the corporate tax cuts but not enough is being done on the individual side to help the middle and working classes

--Matthew Spencer Petersen, a Trump judicial nominee for the US District Court for Washington DC, drops out from consideration after video of questioning by Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) shows him to be unqualified and goes viral

--Three months after Hurricane Maria, only 64% of the power in Puerto Rico has been restored, well short of the 95% deadline promised by now by Governor Ricardo Rossello

--Voicemail caller thinks “I’m not antisemitic, I have a Jewish lawyer” is the new “I’m not racist, I have a black friend”

--On the Bonus Show: PBS suspends Travis Smiley over sexual misconduct allegations, the Pentagon's mysterious UFO program, monkeys are having sex with deer, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-02-19-b.mp3
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--On the Show:

--Classic Interview: Todd Wolfson, Assistant Professor at Rutgers University and co-founder of Media Mobilizing Project, joins David to discuss political activism on the internet and his book "Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left"

--Donald Trump responded to Wednesday's mass shooting at a Florida high school by calling for mental health awareness, yet he repealed a law that expanded mental health considerations for gun background checks

--Caller wants to convince Trump supporters who are entrenched in their beliefs and wonders what will happen if Democrats lose seats in the 2018 midterms

--Caller questions why some left-wingers deny the legitimacy of the Trump-Russia investigation

--Caller considers whether the Trump tax cuts will convince independents to vote Republican

--Caller demands to know where the Trump tax cut money came from and where it would have gone

--Caller asks about the farm bill and food affordability while someone screams in the background

--Caller presents the theory that the Russian government aided Bernie Sanders before helping Donald Trump

--Caller wonders whether libertarians would attract more support if they adopted a progressive fiscal policy

--Audience Question: Other than impeachment and invoking the 25th amendment, should there be more ways to remove politicians from office?

--Audience Question: Are there particular foods that shouldn't be eaten in public due to their smell or messiness?

--Audience Question: How fractured is the Democratic Party?

--On the Bonus Show: Father who charged at Larry Nassar sets up a GoFundMe, why the left is split on the Trump-Russia scandal, the plan for next week's programs, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-02-16.mp3
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--On the Show:

--Suzanne Kelly, farmer and independent scholar, joins David to discuss her book "Greening Death: Reclaiming Burial Practices and Restoring Our Tie to the Earth"

--Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida becomes the site of one of the worst mass shootings in American history after seventeen students and teachers are shot dead and fifteen more, including the suspect, are hospitalized

--Notable discussions from The David Pakman Show subreddit

--The White House refuses to disclose the immigration status of Melania Trump's parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, fueling speculation that they obtained legal status through "chain migration," a policy the president has been staunchly opposed to

--The attorneys of adult film actress "Stormy Daniels" notify the Trump legal team that their client is now free to talk openly about an alleged affair with the now-president because Trump attorney Michael Cohen has violated the terms of their nondisclosure agreement by admitting to having paid her $130,000

--The parents of Kevin Nicholson, a Wisconsin Republican running for US Senate, will not support their own son in the election and in fact have contributed the maximum legal amount to his possible Democratic opponent, Senator Tammy Baldwin

--Voicemail wants a response to the vacuous right-wing phrase "guns don't kill people, people kill people"

--On the Bonus Show: Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand won't take corporate PAC money, a woman kicked off a plane after complaining about a crying baby, Colorado teacher charged with abuse for forcing a student to stand for the pledge of allegiance, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-02-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

--On the Show:

--Viveca Novak, investigative editor for McClatchy Washington Bureau, joins David to discuss suspected Russian funneling of money to the Trump campaign through the National Rifle Association (NRA)

--The White House insisted that it knew nothing about sexual assault allegations made against Staff Secretary Rob Porter until this month, but FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before Congress that the bureau informed the Trump administration of Porter's transgressions beginning in March of 2017

--Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's personal attorney, claims that he personally paid $130,000 of his own money to adult film actress "Stormy Daniels," perhaps a way to absolve Trump from any legal or political consequences

--Hatriot Mail

--Israeli police say there is enough evidence to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, and in an unrelated case, fraud and breach of trust

--The Consumer Price Index measured a 0.5% rise in the price of goods in January, particularly in gasoline, shelter, clothing, medical care, and food, prompting fears of worsening inflation

--Donald Trump jumps at the opportunity to exploit murders and tragedies that help promote his political agenda, but he has kept silent on the numerous people murdered or injured by the white supremacist alt-right movement during his presidency

--Of the 144 workers hired for seasonal positions at Donald Trump's properties in New York and Florida from 2016 to 2017, only one was an American and the rest were foreigners with H-2B visas

--Voicemail argues "social justice warriors" are in fact a significant segment of the left

--On the Bonus Show: South African President Jacob Zuma may soon be ousted, Germany to offer free public transportation to reduce pollution, an Arizona woman wakes up with a British accent, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-02-14.mp3
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--On the Show:

--Molly McKew, foreign policy and strategy consultant and information warfare expert, joins David to discuss her article in Politico: "How Twitter Bots and Trump Fans Made #ReleaseTheMemo Go Viral"

--The White House releases its 2019 budget and it prioritizes defense and border wall appropriations over healthcare and social safety net funding, and will undoubtedly increase the deficit and national debt

--President Trump plans to cut all funding for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR), even though federal spending on these non-profits is negligible

--A "news" website called the California Republican that churned out #ReleaseTheMemo drivel and other right-wing nonsense was being run by the campaign of Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA)

--Pennsylvania Republicans draw a new district map after their one concocted in 2011 was declared unconstitutionally gerrymandered by the US Supreme Court, and their new map is arguably just as partisan

--Former officer Stephen Mader wins a $175,000 settlement from the Weirton, West Virginia Police Department after being wrongfully terminated for not shooting a distraught and armed suspect

--Georgian College, located in Ontario, Canada, will discontinue its homeopathy program after the pseudoscientific system of alternative medicine receives more and more criticism

--Heather Holland, a second-grade teacher from Weatherford, Texas, dies from flu-related complications after delaying picking up her medication because the $116 co-payment was too high for her to afford

--Voicemail wonders why right-wingers target social justice warriors

--On the Bonus Show: Trump wants to decide what food SNAP recipients get, South African lions eat a poacher, taxpayers pay for EPA Director's luxurious travel expenses, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-02-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

--On the Show:

--Rae Paoletta, Space Editor at Inverse, joins David to discuss pseudoscience scams in the "wellness" sphere, and her work criticizing Gwyneth Paltrow's "lifestyle brand" company "Goop"

--Donald Trump blocks the release of the Democratic response to the Republican / Devin Nunes memo in a clear-cut case of Trumpian hypocrisy and propaganda

--Disgraced former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, senior adviser Jared Kushner, and dozens of Trump administration officials have regularly handled sensitive information despite lacking permanent security clearances

--The Washington Post reports that President Trump refuses to read daily intelligence briefings, instead receiving the briefings orally, and with less frequency over time

--David Sorensen, a speechwriter for Donald Trump, resigns over allegations that he abused his ex-wife during their marriage, making him the second Trump aide to step down for domestic assault in the last week, in addition to White House staff secretary Rob Porter

--Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand announces her resignation and says she is taking a job at Walmart, becoming the latest domino to fall in Trump's Justice Department

--In order to stir up anti-immigrant sentiment, Donald Trump promulgated a story about a border patrol agent named Rogelio Martinez who was beaten to death by an undocumented immigrant; it turns out there was no attack, and Martinez's death appears to have been an accident

--A West Virginia woman named Lissa Lucas testified before the state's House of Delegates on a matter of gas drilling and was dragged out of the chamber after listing the political donations given to representatives on the committee by lobbyists from oil and gas companies

--On the Bonus Show: Cambodia deports westerners who danced provocatively, OxyContin maker cuts sales in half and will stop encouraging excessive prescriptions, a server gets fired for complaining about not getting tipped by a megachurch, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-02-12.mp3
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