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Syndication

--On the Show:

--Ben Dixon, Host of The Benjamin Dixon Show, fills in for David

--Donald Trump brags about cutting cost-sharing reductions, a key component of the Affordable Care Act that will end up hurting his own base

--Psychologists lead a march to demand Donald Trump be removed from office by way of impeachment or invocation of the 25th Amendment over claims that the president has a dangerous mental disorder

--President Trump says he has not yet called the loved ones of the four American service members who lost their lives in Niger, then claims Barack Obama did a poor job of consoling military families

--Gregg Popovich, head coach of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs, calls Donald Trump a "soulless coward" and says those who work for him "should be ashamed"

--Donald Trump's approval rating hits record lows for any president this far into a first term; FiveThirtyEight has Trump's approval rating at 37.7% and Real Clear Politics has it at 38.7%

--Donald Trump continually makes fun of Vice President Mike Pence's religiosity in the context of prayer, abortion, and same-sex marriage, yet Evangelical Christians still flock to Trump

--On the Bonus Show: Ben Dixon puts an end to the relitigation of the 2016 Democratic primary race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and much more...

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--On the Show:

--David McAfee, religious studies graduate and founder of the Party of Reason and Progress (PORP), joins David to discuss his new book "No Sacred Cows: Investigating Myths, Cults, and the Supernatural"

--A 46-year-old white man named Michael Christopher Estes planted a bomb near a terminal entrance at Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina, yet the media has largely remained silent on this attempted terrorist attack

--A trend continues of Donald Trump getting sold on supporting right-wing policies and then becoming irate when he finds out how they would actually affect Americans

--Indiana State Representative Jim Lucas (R) drafts a bill that would require professional journalists to be licensed by state police, as a rhetorical instrument to make a point about the Second Amendment

--President Trump signs an executive order to gut the Affordable Care Act by scrapping federal subsidies to health insurance companies, then brags that the action is bad for health insurance stocks

--President Trump sits during the flag lowering ceremony at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's Air National Guard base while being interviewed by Fox News' Sean Hannity, despite making a fuss about some NFL players kneeling for the national anthem

--Donald Trump says that he spoke to the President of the US Virgin Islands, evidently not realizing that the islands make up a US territory and that he is their president

--A Michigan mother named Rebecca Bredow loses primary custody over her son after refusing to comply with a court order mandating her child receive vaccinations

--Voicemail tells David that there is no verb "legitimate"

--On the Bonus Show: Right-wingers plan another Boston rally, magic mushrooms may "reset" depressed brains, carbon-sucking technology will soon be essential, and much more...

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--On the Show:

--Classic Interview: John Tamny, Columnist at Forbes, joins David to discuss Marco Rubio's economic plan and it turns out David and John can't agree on even the most basic economic principles

--Caller wonders if it's worth it for left-wingers to appear on right-wing programs

--Caller suspects that cryptocurrency could help countries avoid sanctions

--Caller asks what David thinks of Secular Talk's Kyle Kulinski and Justice Democrats

--Caller wonders if Donald Trump actually gives to charity as promised

--Caller voices concern about President Trump cracking down on the free press

--Caller wonders if political labels like "left" and "right" are becoming outdated

--Audience Question: What do you think about instituting a negative income tax instead of a universal basic income?

--Audience Question: What political positions stop you from appreciating an athlete or celebrity?

--Audience Question: What are small things everyone can do to improve quality of life, regardless of income?

--On the Bonus Show: Private space companies surpass NASA, drones can deliver aid in medical emergencies, US traffic fatalities rise again, and much more...

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--On the Show:

--Farron Cousins, co-host of Ring of Fire Radio and Executive Editor of Trial Lawyer Magazine, fills in for David

--While California battles wildfires, Puerto Rico cleans up after hurricanes, and Las Vegas grieves over the recent mass shooting, Donald Trump is focused on trivial matters such as NFL national anthem protests, ESPN suspending Jemele Hill, and lashing out insults on Twitter

--The Republican agenda since taking the White House has been to destroy lives and enrich the wealthy by attempting to strip the health insurance of millions, cut social programs and regulations, and perpetually increase military spending

--Republican initiatives, like repealing the Clean Power Rule, show that they are engaged in fighting the so-called "war on coal" and assaulting basic environmental protections

--Notable right-wingers like Steve Bannon, Michael Steele, and Joe Scarborough hint that the Republican Party might be fracturing, which could put the job of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in danger

--In light of Trump's recent attack on Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) over his height, Fox News host Neil Cavuto warns Donald Trump that he is "running out of friends" in Congress

--President Trump continues his multi-pronged attack on the media, this time singling out NBC as "fake news" for its reporting that he spoke to military leaders about drastically increasing the nuclear arsenal

--On the Bonus Show: Trump's double-chin trick, KKK wants to recruit high school students, pharmacist says he fills Alzheimer's prescriptions for congresspeople, and much more...

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--On the Show:

--The conclusion to our interview with Marc Ruskin, former FBI Special Agent, who joins David to discuss his book "The Pretender: My Life Undercover for the FBI"

--Twelve Americans were killed Tuesday due to gun violence

--Mensa, the high IQ society, offers IQ tests to President Trump and his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after Tillerson called Trump "a moron" and Trump suggested he had the superior IQ

--President Trump calls 5'7" Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) "Liddle'" in an effort to demean him after Corker accused Trump of running the White House like a "reality show" and saying that top members of Trump's cabinet "separate our country from chaos"

--Hatriot Mail

--A scientific paper out of the University of Illinois finds that the Medicaid expansions under the Affordable Care Act have resulted in a 3 to 5% decrease in annual crime at a savings of nearly $400 million

--Megyn Kelly's new NBC Morning Show is tanking in the ratings, losing half a million viewers within the first four episodes after numerous on-air disasters

--Legislators in Cook County, Illinois, home of Chicago, vote to repeal a soda tax after just two months following a multimillion-dollar media battle between the soda industry and public health groups

--Voicemail thinks David should cover US gun deaths on a regular basis

--On the Bonus Show: Cop who arrested a law-abiding nurse gets fired, child and teen obesity up tenfold in forty years, NFL considers ensuring players stand for the national anthem, and much more...

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--On the Show:

--The first half of our interview with Marc Ruskin, former FBI Special Agent, who joins David to discuss his book "The Pretender: My Life Undercover for the FBI"

--Since the Las Vegas Strip shooting on the night of October 1st, there have been 247 people killed by guns in the United States, nearly five times the number of people killed in Las Vegas

--Vice President Mike Pence attends an NFL football game on Sunday but leaves after some players kneel for the national anthem in a political stunt that cost approximately $250,000 to the taxpayer

--The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) obscures information from its website that documented how much of Puerto Rico was without power and without drinking water

--The US Bureau of Labor Statistics' jobs report shows that 33,000 jobs were lost in September, partially due to hurricanes, the first net job loss in the United States since 2010

--In light of reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called President Trump a "moron," Trump tells Forbes "I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests, and I can tell you who is going to win"

--An Associated Press / NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Friday shows that President Trump's approval rating is down to 32%

--Voicemail asks about it no longer being a felony in California to knowingly spreading HIV

--On the Bonus Show: FIFA fines Germany for Nazi chants at World Cup qualifier, wind energy over oceans could power civilization, California lowers penalty for knowingly spreading HIV, and much more...

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COLUMBUS DAY BREAK / CLASSIC EPISODE FROM AUGUST 7, 2017

--On the Show:

--Jessica Pieklo, writer and adjunct law professor in Boulder, Colorado, joins David to discuss the Trump administration's efforts to undermine birth control benefits made possible by the Affordable Care Act

--An attack was launched at the military barracks in Valencia, Venezuela by soldiers staging an uprising against President Nicolas Maduro, leading to the deaths of two attackers and the arrests of eight

--Special counsel Robert Mueller impanels a grand jury for the Trump-Russia probe, suggesting that Muller's investigation has reached the point of having enough evidence to point to criminal conduct

--Documents related to a 2006 real estate sale of two condominiums in Midtown Manhattan from Donald Trump to Eric Trump suggest criminal tax fraud was committed

--President Trump's seventeen-day vacation has begun at his Bedminister, New Jersey golf club, and while the White House asserts it is a working vacation, an Instagram video caught the president playing golf

--Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Trump, goes on Fox News and says the Justice Department might consider administering lie detector tests to White House staff members in order to catch who has been leaking information

--Donald Trump is taking full credit for the stock market boom, pointing to the Dow Jones reaching a record high 22,000, yet the president is ignoring the steady decline in value of the US dollar

--Oskar Groening, a 96-year-old former SS officer known as the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz, has been deemed fit to serve in prison after the appeal for his four-year prison sentence gets rejected

--Voicemail from an Australian caller praising the show as "what awesome is"

--Voicemail asks "can you smell what the rock is cooking?"

--On the Bonus Show: West Virginia governor changes party affiliation, teenager's legs 'eaten' by mysterious sea creatures, 1 in 5 sausages contain different meat than labeled, and much more...

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COLUMBUS DAY BREAK / CLASSIC EPISODE FROM AUGUST 2, 2017

--On the Show:

--Sarah Levin, Senior Legislative Associate for the Secular Coalition for America, joins David to discuss Donald Trump's plan to repeal the "Johnson Amendment" that prohibits non-profit organizations, including religious institutions, from opposing political candidates

--The drums of war are beating in response to North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says President Trump is open to going to war with the Kim-Jong Un regime

--Venezuelan authorities seize opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma in response to President Nicolas Maduro calling for a vote to elect a special assembly to rewrite the country's constitution

--This week's top image from David's Instagram account

--Hatriot Mail

--Donald Trump's interview with the Wall Street Journal was a rambling mess, featuring the president calling his son-in-law Jared Kushner a "good boy" and saying his own speech to the Boy Scouts was "the greatest speech ever made to them"

--A lawsuit alleges that The Trump White House collaborated with Fox News on a since-retracted story that DNC staffer Seth Rich was behind the hacks damaging to Hillary Clinton that lead to his murder

--Donald Trump claimed to have consulted with generals and military experts on his transgender military ban, but when asked to provide a list of generals and experts, Navy Captain Jeff Davis said he cannot provide them

--Voicemail wonders if David feels bad for the new White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

--On the Bonus Show: Sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty of contempt, Trump cabinet members having weekly bible study, Jared Kushner offers "no solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and much more...

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--On the Show:

--Classic Interview: Steve Almond, author of Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, joins David to discuss why he has stopped watching football

--Caller wonders when cannabis will be downgraded as a Schedule I drug

--Caller asks if there is anything inherent to American culture that shapes our attitudes towards guns

--Caller raises concern about possible shooters on the ground in Las Vegas

--Caller wonders if David will talk about social justice warriors and the alt-right

--Caller talks about the libertarian approach to limiting money in politics, then gets disconnected

--Caller ponders whether any of President Trump's cabinet members respect him

--Caller thinks the NRA is so powerful that Congress might never pass new gun safety laws

--Caller asks if it's true that President Obama doubled the national debt

--Caller brings up the economics debate of free trade versus protectionism

--Audience Question: What's a common, well-known, debunked hoax that people still think is real?

--Audience Question: Will we ever have a "major war" again?

--Audience Question: Would people with investments in health insurance companies get crushed if Medicare-for-All was to pass?

--On the Bonus Show: Trump's Interior Secretary under investigation over travel expenses, scientists develop a smart tattoo that monitors health, Starbucks baristas get less maternity leave than its corporate employees, and much more...

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--On the Show:

--Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, joins David to discuss the predicted costs associated with Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-all proposal

--President Trump visits Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, claims they avoided a real catastrophe like Hurricane Katrina, patronizes them over cleanup costs, and tosses paper towels into the crowd as if it's a sporting event

--Victims of the Las Vegas country music festival mass shooting set up crowdfunding campaigns to pay for their medical expenses in what is a true indictment of the American health care system

--Hatriot Mail

--With the help of contributions from the audience, TDPS is looking to expand and introduce new and exciting forms of content to the show

--Conspiracy theorists including Infowars' Alex Jones link the mass shooting in Las Vegas to Antifa, President Obama, and the left

--Secretary of State Rex Tillerson considered resignation in July after openly referring to President Trump as a "moron" to senior White House officials at the Pentagon, but Vice President Mike Pence talked him out of it

--US Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), who continually votes in Congress to limit women's access to abortion, urged his mistress, Shannon Edwards, to have one during a pregnancy scare they had in January

--Voicemail from the Eggman saying while ex-felons can vote, they have much more difficulty finding employment

--On the Bonus Show: White House wants to end Social Security numbers, ACLU sues to increase abortion pill access, cow farts are a major contributor to climate change, and much more...

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