David Feldman Show Blog
It’s been a month since Hurricane Maria hit the American citizens of Puerto Rico. 86% of Puerto Rico is still without power, 28% of our citizens still lack potable water, and the official death toll has risen to 48, with 117 people still unaccounted for. That’s the bad news. The good news is Donald Trump was able to get in three rounds of golf this past weekend.
We're not letting go of this story. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) did our show this week, and he has been making trips back and forth between Puerto Rico and Harlem where nearly half his constituents are Latino. Congressman Espaillat calls the situation in Puerto Rico "dire." He says our government must offer up a "military solution" to get the island back on its feet because it's quickly turning into a "Carribean Katrina."
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Frank Schaeffer is the author of “Letter to Lucy: A Manifesto of Creative Redemption—In the Age of Trump, Fascism and Lies” available only on iBooks.
He was there at the beginning when the Republicans forged their unholy alliance with Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority. Not only was he there, he helped make it happen. Born into evangelical royalty, Frank Schaeffer spent most of his life flying around on Jerry Falwell’s private jet, hanging out with Billy Graham and his son Franklin Graham. Then he turned his back on both the Republican party and the evangelical movement that hijacked it.
He is the author of the best seller “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God.”
And the good news about Harvey is I'm sure he's the only one in Hollywood who's ever gotten away with that kind of behavior. I mean, C'mon! It's a town that voted for Hillary and speaks up for women all the time. From the New Yorker expose on the Weinstein rape allegations:
Other employees described what was, in essence, a culture of complicity at Weinstein’s places of business, with numerous people throughout the companies fully aware of his behavior but either abetting it or looking the other way. Some employees said that they were enlisted in subterfuge to make the victims feel safe. A female executive with the company described how Weinstein assistants and others served as a “honeypot”—they would initially join a meeting, but then Weinstein would dismiss them, leaving him alone with the woman.
NICK MULLEN hosts "Cum Town" which is one of America's funniest podcasts. He stops by to talk about losing interest in stand up as more and more fans gain interest in him. Nick was interrogated by the FBI last year, and that's always a funny story to hear.
Comedian Jon Ross is one of the funniest storytellers and comedy writers I have ever met. We started together back in San Francisco, and he possesses a steel trap memory for every embarassing moment of my life. His father is a war hero. Part of the greatest generation. For years Jon has been telling me about his dad's sexual exploits in Occupied France. I finally got him to tell my listeners. I really think this is one of the greatest stories about the greatest generation. We are losing them every day. Make sure to visit and then listen to them. I know. They did a number on you and this country, especially when Reagan got elected and they decided to turn their backs on everyone. But they survived World War 2, and they're a better generation than their spawn. Much better.
Comic Fred Stoller used my show on Tuesday to promote his new Kindle Single and then lash out at Andy Kindler. It was terrible what he said about Andy, and I'm sure most of it wasn't true. I don't approve of comedians attacking their fellow comedians. And I will not support this type of behavior of my show. Have a listen. This is not the kind of show I want to do.
Will Durst talks to us from Colorado where he is working on his new one man show. The New York Times calls Durst, "Quite possibly the best political satirist working in America."
We're finishing up September by talking with some of America's funniest and smartest minds. The September 26, 2017 episode featured Comics Tony Zaret and Scott Rogowsky and Progressive Journalist and Activist Howie Klein.
Tony Zaret hosts The Meme Team Podcast, the only podcast that reviews memes. He's actually smarter than the internet. He joined us in the studio with Scott Rogowsky who is hosting a new game show called "HQ Trivia."