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CLASSIC EPISODE FROM MAY 1, 2017

--On the Show:

--Brian Klaas, Fellow in Global and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics, joins David to discuss his book "The Despot's Accomplice: How the West is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy"

--Donald Trump has an interview with Reuters and admits the presidency is a challenging job, saying "I thought it would be easier"

--President Trump makes a bogus prediction in an interview with Fox News, saying that he will "probably pay more" in personal taxes under the Republican tax reform bill

--In an interview with Fox News, Donald Trump blames his lack of accomplishments in his first one-hundred days in office on the constitutional system of checks and balances

--President Trump makes the wildly contradictory claim that he is both "a nationalist and a globalist"

--Both the Trump transition team and the Trump White House knew about Michael Flynn's ties to a foreign government and they still appointed him as National Security Adviser

--Donald Trump holds a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and asserts that he broke the "all-time" record for attendance at the PA Farm Show Complex, yet photos reveal plenty of unfilled seats and empty spots

--President Trump goes on CBS's Face the Nation and calls North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un a "smart cookie"

--Voicemail asks if David ever loses faith in current events

--On the Bonus Show: Student loans designed to fail, firefighting drones save lives, David's flight troubles, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2017-08-16-b.mp3
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CLASSIC EPISODE FROM APRIL 27, 2017

--On the Show:

--The conclusion to our interview with Natasha Dow Schull, cultural anthropologist and associate professor at New York University, who joins David to discuss her book "Addiction by Design" about gambling addiction and casino design

--President Trump's disastrous tax proposal would repeal the estate tax and alternative minimum tax, eliminate most itemized deductions, and cut the business rate from 35% to 15%

--An analysis of six decades of data find that tax rates have little association with productivity, and that reductions in capital gains taxes and top marginal rates lead to greater income inequality

--Notable discussions from The David Pakman Show Reddit

--Donald Trump tells the leaders of Canada and Mexico that he will not put an immediate end to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), as promised during the campaign

--The Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation says it is likely that Trump's corporate tax cuts would impact the deficit for longer than ten years; this would violate the Senate's budget reconciliation rule that Republicans will have to use to pass Trump's tax plan and avoid a Democratic filibuster

--According to an audit by the Fair Labor Association, Ivanka Trump's fashion line is made by Chinese workers who are being illegally overworked and make approximately $1 per hour

--Although right-wingers make an issue out of transgender bathroom policy, more Republican lawmakers have been arrested for sexual misconduct in bathrooms than all transgender people in the United States

--Voicemail from the Kansas Troll expressing contempt over David's approach to mitigating the effects of the YouTube advertiser boycott

--On the Bonus Show: Wikipedia founder fighting fake news, economic mobility nearly halved since 1940, man who pushed foam down toilets caught by police, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2017-08-15-b.mp3
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CLASSIC EPISODE FROM APRIL 26, 2017

--On the Show:

--The first half of our interview with Natasha Dow Schull, cultural anthropologist and associate professor at New York University, who joins David to discuss her book "Addiction by Design" about gambling addiction and casino design

--US District Judge William Orrick III of San Francisco bars President Trump from withholding funds from jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

--President Trump is expected to unveil his tax plan that would cut the tax rate on so-called pass-through businesses from 39.6% to 15%

--Hatriot Mail

--According to leaked documents, the Trump administration wants to slash a State Department office that focuses on promoting women's rights around the world

--US Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he is "amazed" that a judge "on an island in the Pacific" (meaning Hawaii) was able to block President Trump's second travel and refugee ban

--Fox News Host Sean Hannity is being accused of sexual harassment by attorney and blogger Debbie Schlussel

--Nine black employees are suing Fox News for racial discrimination, some alleging racist comments and actions against the company's Comptroller Judy Slater and Accounting Director Tammy Efinger

--Voicemail says that it was clever for David to let Ben Dixon guest host the show

--Voicemail from Eggman wondering why David doesn't say "The Failing New York Times"

--On the Bonus Show: Driverless cars learning from Grand Theft Auto, Google on track to prove it has a quantum computer, David's Las Vegas trip, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2017-08-14-b.mp3
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--On the Show:

--Classic Interview: Joe Messina, Host of The Real Side Radio Show, joins David to discuss so-called Christian Persecution

--According to a Washington Post survey, 52% of Republicans would support Donald Trump postponing the 2020 presidential election in order to ensure only eligible American citizens are casting ballots

--Caller asks if the Trump administration will try to quell free speech

--Caller proposes David debate a right-winger at next year's Politicon

--Caller discusses the left's view towards Venezuela and Nicolas Maduro

--Caller wonders about Justice Democrats and primarying corporate Democrats from the left

--Audience Question: People often overestimate how dangerous something is, but what do people drastically underestimate the danger of?

--Audience Question: What are your excuses for leaving really lame events?

--Audience Question: Since you've talked about useless college degrees, what are examples of useless jobs or professions?

--On the Bonus Show: David and Pat discuss their upcoming vacation itineraries, plans for the show after the break, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2017-08-11.mp3
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--On the Show:

--The conclusion to our interview with Charles Derber, Professor of Sociology at Boston College, who joins David to discuss his book "Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times"

--Last month, the FBI raided the house of Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials pertinent to the Trump-Russia investigation; hours after the raid Trump publicly attacked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Twitter

--President Trump's threat that North Korea will “be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen” was improvised on the spot at his New Jersey golf club

--Notable discussions from The David Pakman Show Reddit

--Donald Trump fights back against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Twitter for saying Trump had "excessive expectations" about the Republican Obamacare repeal and replace effort

--Christian megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, one of Donald Trump's evangelical advisers, says that "God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong-Un"

--Top-ranking European officials tell BuzzFeed that their chief concerns about President Trump are his unpredictable Twitter use and his erratic behavior, and one official described the President as  "something of a laughing stock"

--A Walmart store faces public criticism after a showcase of firearms was displayed under a back-to school promotion reading "own the school year like a hero"

--Voicemail from Troy York asking David if he served in the Argentinean or Israeli military

--On the Bonus Show: North Korea releases Canadian pastor, doctors received $45 million from drug companies to market opiates, Trump's childhood home on Airbnb, David and Pat taste-test Soylent, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2017-08-10.mp3
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--On the Show:

--The first half of our interview with Charles Derber, Professor of Sociology at Boston College, who joins David to discuss his book "Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times"

--After North Korea warns it will mobilize all its resources to take "physical action" against the latest round of UN sanctions, Donald Trump responds with a direct threat to the Kim regime, saying “they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”

--As threatening rhetoric escalates between the United States and North Korea, it is important to focus on what forces drive the Kim regime, including the need for aid, international validation, and the hopes for a unified Korean state

--Hatriot Mail

--A man in a BMW rams into six soldiers near their barracks in Paris, France, the latest in a series of recent vehicle-ramming terrorist incidents across Europe

--Three current and former White House officials tell Vice News that Donald Trump twice a day receives a 20 to 25-page packet of positive news coverage and flattering tweets about him

--Fines on Wall Street companies are down two-thirds under the Trump administration; the SEC has doled out only $489 million in fines so far in 2017, compared to $1.4 billion under the Obama administration in the first half of 2016

--Donald Trump further escalates tensions with North Korea, tweeting that he has renovated and modernized the American nuclear arsenal, and that "it is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before"

--Voicemail wonders if Donald Trump is threatening North Korea with alien technology

--On the Bonus Show: Transgender camp to include 4-year-olds, jogger shoves a woman into London traffic, solar eclipse's effect on animals, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2017-08-09.mp3
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--On the Show:

--Stephan Schwartz, futurist and columnist for the journal Explore, joins David to discuss his book "The 8 Laws of Change: How to be an Agent of Personal and Social Transformation"

--Google fires employee James Damore for  "advancing harmful gender stereotypes in [the] workplace" by writing an internal memo criticizing the company's diversity policy

--Donald Trump criticizes Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) for his military service in the Marine Corps Reserve in the Vietnam War-era, despite dodging the draft and getting five deferments from Vietnam himself

--The David Pakman Show is being threatened with a lawsuit and receives a demand letter, just months after the start of the YouTube advertiser boycott

--Colorado joins California and Oregon in allowing pharmacists to prescribe oral contraceptives, known as the birth control pill, without the need for a prior visit to the doctor

--A new SSRS/CNN poll finds that only 24% of Americans trust all or most of what they hear communicated by the Trump White House

--Donald Trump retweets a Fox News article citing an unnamed source that describes the North Korea crisis, despite saying he does not believe media outlets should be able to use anonymous or unnamed sources

--Michelle Carter is sentenced to fifteen months in jail plus five years' probation for a 2014 crime that involved encouraging her then-boyfriend via text message to kill himself

--Voicemail wants a comparison of South American socialism versus European socialism

--On the Bonus Show: Trump voter learns the wall would place her house in Mexico, Salt Lake Mayor tests spending nights on the streets and in a shelter, Fox News suspends Eric Bolling for sending lewd text messages, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2017-08-08.mp3
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--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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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2017-08-07.mp3
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--On the Show:

--Classic Interview: Brett Jones, the first openly gay Navy Seal, joins David to discuss joining the Navy and subsequently the Seals, being outed, and being interrogated by military officials for his sexual orientation

--American Muslims have increased acceptance of homosexuality from 27% to 52% from 2007 to 2017, while white evangelicals have increased acceptance of homosexuality only from 23% to 34% from 2006 to 2016

--Caller asks if Donald Trump's countless scandals will desensitize the public to the controversies of future presidents

--Caller wants to know what David thinks of college fraternities

--Caller needs an update on the crisis in Venezuela and Nicolas Maduro's latest power grabs

--Caller wonders if Donald Trump's isolationist trade and foreign affairs policy will be good for the United States

--Caller is fascinated by doppelgangers and suggests David looks like Kirk Cameron and Melania Trump looks like Caitlyn Jenner

--Audience Question: What is absurdly overpriced in your opinion?

--Audience Question: What food do people commonly think is healthy but really isn't?

--Audience Question: What normal kid activity becomes "uncool" when you reach a certain age?

--On the Bonus Show: FDA's more sensible approach to vaping, inmates break free using peanut butter, Tomi Lahren's Obamacare hypocrisy, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2017-08-04.mp3
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--On the Show:

--Terry Kogan, Professor of Law at the University of Utah, joins David to discuss President Trump's Twitter proclamation that transgender individuals will be banned from serving in the US military

--The US State Department announces a ban on American travel to North Korea effective September 1st and instructs US citizens already there to get out by that date

--President Trump's approval rating has dropped to 33% according to a Quinnipiac University poll and 36% according to Gallup

--This week's top discussions from The David Pakman Show Reddit

--Donald Trump begrudgingly signs a bill levying sanctions on Russia, along with Iran and North Korea, after it overwhelmingly passes through Congress

--Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is not interested in using the $80 million provided to him by Congress to fight Russian propaganda and misinformation

--White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders admits that Donald Trump did not have phone calls with the Boy Scouts about his "greatest ever" speech, nor with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto about Trump's great job on immigration

--President Trump will be taking a seventeen-day golfing vacation at his club in New Jersey starting tomorrow in the midst of endless scandals, the Obamacare repeal failure, and news of a 33% approval rating

--Voicemail caller didn't like David's take on Venezuela and Nicolas Maduro

--On the Bonus Show: Marijuana legalization bill introduced in Congress, Luxembourg has started a space mining mission, UK's Prince Phillip retires from public engagements, and much more...

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Direct download: davidpakmanshow-2017-08-03.mp3
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