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--On the Show:

--Classic Interview: Ben Cohen, Co-Founder of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, joins David to discuss getting money out of politics

--Donald Trump says, about the deportations of Hispanic immigrants, that these are not people, they are "animals"

--Caller wonders if Bernie Sanders' style of politics would work in South America

--Caller raises the topic of left-wing antisemitism

--Caller asks if philosophers should be blamed for the misdeeds of their followers

--Caller inquires about David's debate with Ray McGovern on The Tom Woods Show

--Caller questions whether Bernie Sanders made a mistake by running as a Democrat

--Caller asks about the link between tax cuts and the unemployment rate

--Caller discusses single-parent households and poverty

--Audience question: Have advertisers ever tried to push David to change his views?

--Audience question: Why are so many billionaires trying to go to space?

--Audience question: What do you think about people using libel lawsuits against Alex Jones to get him to recant his lies and misinformation?

--On the Bonus Show: Dress code for polling places, NASA funds mission to find alien life, much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-05-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

--On the Show:

--Travis Lupick, author of "Fighting for Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City's Struggle with Addiction," joins David to discuss the opioid epidemic, as well as decriminalization and legalization

--The US Senate passes a bill to save Net Neutrality, and we discuss whether it's a waste of time given the unlikely passage of the bill in the House, as well as the almost certain veto from President Donald Trump

--The release of 2500 pages of transcripts from the Senate Intelligence Committee confirm what was long suspected, that Donald Trump, Jr had every intention to collude with Russia, and intended to

--Notable discussion from the David Pakman Show subreddit on Reddit

--The investigation into Trump Russia by the Senate Intelligence Committee concludes that Russia did interfere in the 2016 election specifically with the goal of helping Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, a conclusion that is at direct odds with that of the House investigation

--In recent financial disclosures, President Donald Trump seems to confirm that he did repay his personal attorney Michael Cohen the $130,000 in hush money paid to adult film actress Stormy Daniels

--A white guy loses his mind, going absolutely crazy in a New York Fresh Kitchen location after overhearing employees, and possibly also customers, speaking Spanish, and he seems to be an individual previously seen at extremist alt-right rallies in the city

--A very special birthday voicemail

--On the Bonus Show: Officer stops armed teen at school, man died from exploding cigarette, marijuana black market remains despite legalization, much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-05-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

--On the Show:

--Lori Hodgson, former Scientologist of 30 years and author of “A Mother’s Heartbreak: How Scientology Destroyed My Family," joins David to discuss the latest craziness involving her and her children vis-a-vis the Church of Scientology

--A new study again confirms that luck, timing, and chance are important components to wealth, and it's something that should be accounted for when thinking of how to organize society, including as laid out by John Rawls in his Theory of Justice

--North Korea is ready to cancel the upcoming summit with Donald Trump and has already canceled talks scheduled with South Korea in a completely unsurprising move

--This week's Hatriot Mail

--Fox 'N Friends, including co-host Pete Hegseth, trash the New York Times for "not covering" a story that they actually broke before Fox ever mentioned it

--David lays out BIG CHANGES coming to the show, including the extension of the daily show, new features and milestones, and exciting new projects

--Lunatic Fox News host and former judge Jeanine Pirro claims that Donald Trump has fulfilled a Biblical prophecy via his relocation of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

--Voicemail caller asks David whether he said or implied that Sam Harris isn't an intellectual during the recent segment criticizing the so-called "Intellectual Dark Web"

--On the Bonus Show: Seattle's new "head tax," Uber drops arbitration requirements for sex assault victims, Trump admin considers housing migrant children at military bases, much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-05-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

--On the Show:

--Glen Weyl, principal research at Microsoft Research New England, joins David to discuss his co-authored new book "Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society"

--Why are people falling for pseudo-intellectualism and fake intellectuals, including Jordan Peterson and many others? David discusses, including ideas from socioeconomics and psychology

--After a strange tweet from President Donald Trump saying that he wants to help Chinese company ZTE get more jobs -- already a radical departure from his campaign stance on China -- it is reported that the Chinese government has agreed to give a $500 million loan for an Indonesian project that includes Trump-branded hotels and other amenities

--White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah, in Sarah Huckabee Sanders' absence, is completely unable to explain how China's $500 million loan for the purposes of building Indonesian Trump-branded hotels and amenities, doesn't violate the emoluments clause of the Constitution

--Pastor Robert Jeffress, who has previously said that Jews are going to hell, spoke at the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, alongside extremist Christian ideologue John Hagee

--The Supreme Court has effectively legalized sports betting by saying that states are free to regulate sports betting as they see fit

--A voicemail caller continues the Dave Ramsey discussion, pressing David for specifics about the advice meted out by the religious financial "guru"

--On the Bonus Show: White House still won't apologize to John McCain, Dems to force vote on net neutrality, black Yale student wants police caller "held accountable," much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-05-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

--On the Show:

--Jeremy Baumberg, Professor of Nanoscience at the University of Cambridge, joins David to discuss his new book "The Secret Life of Science"

--Chaos grows in Israel as the US officially moves the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that was predictable ever since Donald Trump selected David Friedman as US Ambassador to Israel

--As we learn more about the millions of dollars funneled through a shell company owned by Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, documents reveal that AT&T's expressed purpose for hiring Cohen was to assist with the Time Warner Merger

--Donald Trump now says that part of the reason drug prices are high in the US is that foreign countries have "extorted" drug prices that are too high in other parts of the world

--A new report from New York Magazine exposes that President Donald Trump and Fox News propagandist Sean Hannity regularly speak on the phone before bedtime, and a broader picture of Trump's influences starts to take shape

--Indian rapists are "punished" with 100 situps and a fine of about $700, exposing some of the huge problems in rural India that exist in connection with "village councils"

--Coinbase has communicated to The David Pakman Show that they will not be returning any of the stolen money, and we discuss options going forward

--Pastor Scott Lively, who claims the Holocaust was orchestrated by gay Nazis, is running in the Republican primary for Massachusetts Governor, and has achieved enough support at the Republican State Convention to appear on the primary ballot

--A viewer says they'll cancel their membership to the show if we change format to an interview show

--On the Bonus Show: PACs insisting on helping Beto O'Rourke, army soldier grows ear in arm for surgery, body camera manufacturer considers adding facial recognition, much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-05-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

--On the Show:

--German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that, in the Donald Trump era, Europe can no longer count on the protect of the American military umbrella

--Two world news stories, including the first opposition win in Malaysia in 60 years and the removal of Serzh Sargsyan as Prime Minister of Armenia, replaced by Nikol Pashinyan

--Caller asks whether David believes gender is a social construct

--Caller asks why centrists don't seem to have electoral success

--Caller asks about David's views on "cultural appropriation"

--Call asks whether a proportional representation system of government would be better

--Caller asks whether David is a Lennon or McCartney guy

--Caller presents an unusual monologue about a variety of amorphous issues

--Caller asks about the possibility of an "opt-in" tax system where people pick the plan that is best for them

-Call asks what the most drastic changes are that Democrats have made since the 2016 election

--Caller asks David why he doesn't like religious financial advice radio host Dave Ramsey

--Caller asks David how much research he has done to try to disprove his own views

--Audience question: Why doesn't the White House press corps call out Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' lies?

--Audience question: Has David considered a format change on the show, possibly to an interview program?

--Audience question: Is postal banking a good idea?

--On the Bonus Show: Software bug led to death in Uber self-driving crash, new study on race & police killings, restaurant calorie disclosure requirements, much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-05-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

--On the Show:

--The conclusion to our interview with Chris Martenson, economic researcher, futurist, and Co-Founder of PeakProsperity.com, who joins David to discuss how one can evaluate the state of an economy and the importance and meaning of different economic indicators

--In the wake of initial news that AT&T, Novartis, and a Russian oligarch paid Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen more than $1 million in total, pharmaceutical firm Novartis admits that they alone had a contract for $1.2 million with Michael Cohen, as this scandal continues to grow after initial allegations from Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti

--In the primetime hours following the initial breaking news about Trump attorney Michael Cohen receiving more than $1 million from various companies, Fox News had a total blackout of the story

--Notable discussion from our Reddit discussion forum

--Donald Trump threatens to "take away media credentials" from media outlets publishing negative stories about, which Donald Trump makes clear are "fake" stories in his mind

--Republican Senator John McCain confirms that he handed over the now-infamous Christopher Steele Trump Russia dossier to then-FBI Director James Comey in his upcoming book "The Restless Wave"

--After thousands are stolen from the David Pakman Show from Coinbase, the money is still missing and the security investigation is at a standstill, as multiple fraudulent fundraising campaigns are shut down

--Voicemail caller is shocked that David doesn't take financial advice from the radio

--On the Bonus Show: 4 women accuse NY AG of physical abuse, exercise to relieve depression, oil prices jump after Trump bails on Iran deal, much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-05-10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

--On the Show:

--Chris Martenson, economic researcher, futurist, and Co-Founder of PeakProsperity.com, joins David to discuss how one can evaluate the state of an economy

--President Donald Trump announces the US will pull out of the "Iran deal," immediately raising suspicions that a military conflict is on the horizon, and we discuss the implications, including the possible role of new National Security Adviser John Bolton in the decision, as well as the geopolitical implications for others considering making deals with the United States

--News breaks of over $1 million in payments made to a shell company controlled by Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, including from telecommunications firm AT&T, pharmaceutical company Novartis, and a Russian oligarch-controlled company in what has the potential to be one of the largest government bribery scandals in decades

--This week's Hatriot Mail

--In a mock Robert Mueller interview, presumably to prepare President Donald Trump for a possible upcoming interview with the special prosecutor, Trump reportedly took 4 hours to answer just 2 of the sample questions, making abundantly clear why his attorneys do not want him to be interviewed

--The hacked Coinbase money has not been returned to the David Pakman Show, and a number of imposter crowdfunding campaigns have popped up

--A record 95+ million Americans are out of the workforce, a statistic that Donald Trump, Trumpists, and the right have no interest in mentioning as they uncritically tout the same unemployment data was they denounced as "fake" during the presidency of Barack Obama

--Voicemail caller asks what a "lame duck" Donald Trump would do

--On the Bonus Show: Primary election results, Google's AI books a hair appointment, Gina Haspel will pledge never to restart CIA torture program, much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-05-09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

--On the Show:

--Jackie Salit, President of Independent Voting, joins David to discuss the truth about independent voters and the most likely paths for the creation of viable and strong third parties in the United States

--The David Pakman Show is hacked and loses thousands of dollars

--Despite Trump's recent claim at another one of his strange rallies that he "essentially got rid of Obamacare," the IRS knows that this is not true, and that all parts of Obamacare other than the individual mandate remain in place

--Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller rejects Donald Trump's lawyer's request for a written interview in the Trump Russia investigation

--Donald Trump effectively admits to obstruction the Trump Russia investigation again, this time characterizing as "fighting back" in a tweet

--Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff lays out how he believes Republicans are setting up to fire Robert Mueller with a plan involving subpoenas of classified documents submitted to the Department of Justice with the goal of removing Rod Rosenstein, and eventually Mueller himself

--Former convicted felon Oliver North, who sold guns illegally, has been named the President of the National Rifle Association (NRA)

--The Carrier employees whose jobs Donald Trump miraculously claimed to have "save" before his inauguration continue to be laid off by the company's Indiana facility

--Voicemail caller wants to know about Donald Trump's idea for a "space force," a sort of outer space military

--On the Bonus Show: McCain doesn't want Trump at funeral, AG vows to break up immigrant families, Trump tells WV to vote against former coal executive, much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-05-08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

--On the Show:

--David Weintraub, Professor of Astronomy at Vanderbilt University and author of the book "Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go," joins David to discuss possible missions to Mars

--Despite Donald Trump and his cronies taking credit for recent developments related to North Korean denuclearization, North Korea states that Donald Trump did not play a role in their willingness to denuclearize

--Shockingly, a Fox News anchor other than Shep Smith or Chris Wallace calls Donald Trump out on his dishonesty, and as a result, Neil Cavuto's own audience starts to turn on him

--New Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani hilarious faceplants with a statement appearing to at least partially walk back his recent comments about Donald Trump repaying Michael Cohen for the $130,000 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels

-- In a completely bizarre interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani strangely dismisses his own previous assertions as "rumors"

--Republican Senator Marco Rubio admits that the Trump/Republican tax cuts are not supporting new jobs and workers

--Connecticut's State Senate joins their State House of Representatives in voting to become a part of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an alternative means of moving presidential elections from an electoral vote to a popular vote

--California will become the first state to mandate solar power on newly constructed comes starting in 2020

--On the Bonus Show: Unemployment below 4%, man mauled to death after attempting bear selfie, Paul Ryan backs off of House chaplain fight, much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2018-05-07.mp3
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