The David Pakman Show

40 Episodes

By: David Pakman

The nationally syndicated progressive talk radio and television program hosted by David Pakman

9/22/23: Taylor Swift voter registration explodes, DeSantis falls to 5th place in NH
Yesterday at 6:30 PM

-- On the Show:

-- Taylor Swift quickly becomes one of the most powerful forces in voter registration this election cycle

-- 2024 Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy puts his surgeon wife, Apoorva Ramaswamy, in an impossible position over the COVID-19 vaccine

-- Florida Governor and 2024 Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis has fallen to a humiliating 5th place in new polling out of New Hampshire

-- Caller asks about general immigration policy

-- Caller talks about Trump's mental health and fitness to stand trial

-- Caller discusses the...

9/21/23: Buttigieg confrontation goes wrong, Trump cracks at Iowa speech
Last Thursday at 6:30 PM

-- On the Show:

-- Emily Monosson, a trained toxicologist who now writes about our impact on the natural environment and author of several books, joins David to discuss her book "Blight: Fungi and the Coming Pandemic". Get the book:

-- Republican Congresswoman Victoria Spartz delivers what is possibly the most unhinged rant in Congressional history during hearings with testimony from Attorney General Merrick Garland

-- Republican Congressmen, including Eric Burlison, attempt to "confront" Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and it goes really terribly for them

-- Failed...

9/20/23: Biden impeachment collapsing, Trump surges to historic lead
Last Wednesday at 6:30 PM

-- On the Show:

-- The nascent impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden is already imploding

-- A Texas teacher is fired for assigning her class an illustrated edition of Anne Frank's diary

-- Former prosecutor Andrew Weissmann explains on MSNBC that Donald Trump unwittingly admitted to two more crimes during his recent interview with NBC's Kristen Welker

-- Donald Trump Jr announces Donald Trump's death on Twitter and also calls President Joe Biden the n-word as his account is apparently hacked

-- Failed former President Donald Trump surges...

9/19/23: Boebert could cost GOP the House, Giuliani sued by his own lawyer
Last Tuesday at 6:30 PM

-- On the Show:

-- Mitchell Green, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut and author of the book "Know Thyself: The Value and Limits of Self-Knowledge," joins David to discuss what it means to "know," free will and our identities as people, how we mislead ourselves, sometimes willingly, and much more. Get the book:

-- Based on new 2024 House forecasts, Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert's public sex act could end up costing Republicans control of the House

-- Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's former lawyer, gets news that...

9/18/23: Trump brain breaks in new interview, Russell Brand brutally accused
Last Monday at 6:30 PM

-- On the Show:

-- Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace is again asked for evidence supporting Joe Biden's impeachment inquiry, and is able to provide none, and then Congressman Michael McCaul also faceplants on the same question

-- Russell Brand is accused of sexual assault of a minor, in addition to a number of other sex crimes by multiple victims, and his denial is not exactly a profile in courage

-- Failed former President Donald Trump is interviewed by Kristen Welker, and it goes so poorly that there is speculation of Trump setting up...

9/15/23: State tries taking Trump off ballot, Chris Christie to confront Trump

-- On the Show:

-- A Trump-appointed judge rules against Trump by requiring him and his lawyers to only review classified documents in a secure location

-- A progressive group sues to kick Donald Trump off the ballot in Minnesota, citing the 14th Amendment's insurrection clause

-- 2024 Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie says he plans to find and confront Donald Trump on the campaign trail

-- Caller asks if the Biden impeachment inquiry will backfire on Republicans

-- Caller wonders if Kevin McCarthy will lose the speakership over the B...

9/14/23: Still no evidence against Biden, new 2024 conspiracy is dumbest yet

-- On the Show:

-- Dr Phil Plait, astronomer, science communicator, and author of several books on space and our place in it, joins David to discuss astrology, and why it is patently bogus pseudoscience

-- Another Republican can come up with nothing when asked whether they have any evidence at all to support an impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden, this time Republican Congressman Mike Waltz

-- Democratic Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi struggles to explain why so many Democrats don't want Joe Biden to run for re-election during an interview with CNN's Anderson...

9/13/23: McCarthy launches Biden impeachment inquiry, Hannity begs RFK to run 3rd party

-- On the Show:

-- Clancy Martin, writer and philosophy professor, joins David to discuss his book "How Not to Kill Yourself: A Portrait of the Suicidal Mind," a book about his multiple suicide attempts. Get the book:

-- Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy announces an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, despite still having no evidence against him

-- Yet another Republican, this time Ken Buck, says he has still not seen any evidence indicating President Joe Biden should be impeached

-- It is...

9/12/23: Biden impeachment thumbs up, Trump threatens dictatorship

-- On the Show:

-- Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy will endorse an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden

-- Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace admits that Republicans have no actual EVIDENCE against Joe Biden in support of impeachment

-- President Joe Biden makes a deal with Iran and Republicans predictably attack him and criticize the deal

-- Failed former President Donald Trump openly threatens to become a dictator, and Republicans cheer it

-- Failed former President Donald Trump melts down on 9/11 over President Joe Biden


9/11/23: We went to the Trump rally, Vivek surge is over

-- On the Show:

-- The supposed "surge" of Vivek Ramaswamy appears to be over and is being supplanted by a small Nikki Haley surge, and meanwhile, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has lost 36% of the support he once had

-- Arkansas Republican Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders bans vaccine mandates, despite there not being any in Arkansas

-- Failed former President Donald Trump tries a rally in South Dakota between arrests and court appearances, and it does not go well

-- Trump MAGA cult members are interviewed at his rally in South...

9/8/23: Bret Weinstein goes full conspiracy, Trump launches insane attack

-- On the Show:

-- Bret and Heather Weinstein of the Dark Horse Podcast go full conspiracy mode about COVID tests and "secret" vaccines for Joe and Jill Biden

-- Failed former President Donald Trump launches an outrageous attack on Special Prosecutor Jack Smith after Smith raises concerns of jury tampering

-- Caller asks why right-wingers care so much about birth rates

-- Caller talks about the "Think Like a Detective" book sales

-- Caller discusses Vivek Ramaswamy's campaign and the availability of botox

-- Caller asks...

9/7/23: Project 2025 would make Trump dictator, Biden polling crisis grows

-- On the Show:

-- A review of how the right wing broke America, including through elections, courts, culture, and more

-- A look at Project 2025 and Agenda 47, which if implemented after the potential election of Donald Trump in 2024, would turn the United States into a dictatorship, with Trump as the dictator

-- President Joe Biden is entering a polling crisis on the basis of some disastrous new polling and approval numbers, raising new questions about a 2024 Democratic presidential primary

-- Republican Congressman Jeff Van Drew appears on Fox News to...

9/6/23: Proud Boy gets 22 years, Elon Musk blames the Jews

-- On the Show:

-- Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio is sentenced to 22 years in prison, the stiffest sentence so far among the defendants related to the 2021 insurrection

-- The Supreme Court will soon decide whether to take a case related to Donald Trump's eligibility to hold public office again in the context of possible violations of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution

-- Elon Musk, of Twitter/X, Tesla, and Spacex fame, is now blaming the Jewish civil rights group Anti-Defamation League for Twitter's demise

-- The legal arguments being...

9/5/23: Tucker predicts Trump killing, Biden hits hard on Labor Day

-- On the Show:

-- President Joe Biden hits Trump hard on Labor Day, confirming what we already know about their respective jobs records

-- Failed former President Donald Trump is clearly terrified that he will be disqualified from running for President for violating the 14th Amendment to the Constitution

-- Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis' 2024 Republican presidential campaign appears to be crumbling as a Super PAC has already stopped doorknocking in critical states

-- Alina Habba, Donald Trump's (former?) lawyer, makes a devastating mistake during a live interview with Newsmax<...

9/4/23: Fox News brutally sued again, FBI hearings implode (CLASSIC EPISODE FROM 7/13/23)


-- On the Show:

-- Ruth Ben-Ghiat, internationally acclaimed historian, Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University, and author of "Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present," joins David to discuss the authoritarian slide of the Republican Party, and much more. Get her book:

-- Republican FBI hearings, meant to make FBI Director Christopher Wray look bad, backfire spectacularly

-- Fox News is hit with another major lawsuit, this time from Ray Epps, who has been a target of...

9/1/23: DeSantis threatens looters with shooting, Trump overstated net worth by $2+ billion

-- On the Show:

-- Ron DeSantis threatens to shoot looters in the wake of Hurricane Idalia

-- Donald Trump reportedly overstated his net worth by $2.2 billion according to the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James

-- Post-debate polls show that Donald Trump skipping out on the first Republican primary debate had essentially no impact on his chances

-- Caller asks why Donald Trump wanted to hold onto classified documents

-- Caller wonders if many Americans aren't smart because of our poor education system

-- Ca...

8/31/23: Trump lawyer admits to crime, McConnell health event again

-- On the Show:

-- The conclusion to David's interview with Dennis Prager, right wing radio host, writer, and co-founder of Prager U, who joins David to discuss whether Donald Trump won the 2020 election, his views on transgender rights, the woke culture wars, and much more

-- Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has another "freeze" on live television, believed to be either some kind of seizure or stroke, once again leading to calls for McConnell's resignation

-- John Eastman, Donald Trump's indicted lawyer, appears on Fox News' Laura Ingraham show and admits...

8/30/23: Vivek brutally confronted, Trump's lawyer off the rails in sick interview

-- On the Show:

-- Dennis Prager, right wing radio host, writer, and co-founder of Prager U, joins David to discuss whether Donald Trump won the 2020 election, his views on transgender rights, the woke culture wars, and much more

-- 2024 Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is called out for his lies during an interview with journalist Andrea Mitchell

-- Deranged right-winger Stew Peters delivers a bloodthirsty rant that calls for the killing of numerous people, including Dr. Anthony Fauci

-- John Eastman, Donald Trump's indicted lawyer, is interviewed on Fox News...

8/29/23: Fake Biden beer limit, Trump down 6 since debate

-- On the Show:

-- Right wingers wrongly rally around the claim that President Joe Biden will limit them to two beers per week

-- Fox News host Laura Ingraham realizes and admits that Cornel West's Green Party candidacy may serve to help Donald Trump

-- Donald Trump is already down 6 points in a post-debate poll since the first Republican primary debate

-- 2024 Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramawasmy is interviewed by Fox News propagandist Sean Hannity, and it does not go well for him

-- One of Donald Trump's...

8/28/23: Bernie is back in NH, MAGAs confuse black women, Trump melts down

-- On the Show:

-- White supremacist targeting black people kills 3 in Florida

-- Bernie Sanders rallies for Joe Biden and attacks Cornel West

-- Trump supporters confused prosecutor Fani Willis with a different black woman and chant that she be "locked up"

-- Could Donald Trump already be disqualified from running in 2024?

-- New Hampshire becomes the first state to move towards banning Donald Trump from the 2024 ballot

-- Donald Trump retains his massive lead in the 2024 Republican primary after skipping the first debate, but his...

8/25/23: Trump arrest and mugshotted, says jail was "terrible"

-- On the Show:

-- Failed former President Donald Trump is arrested in Georgia, receives a mugshot, and delivers a lie-riddled speech before getting back on his plane home

-- Donald Trump says jail was "terrible" in an insane post-arrest interview with Newsmax's Greg Kelly

-- Donald Trump hilariously claims to weigh 215 pounds at his arrest in Atlanta, Georgia

-- 2024 Green Party presidential candidate Cornel West is confronted about his owed taxes and child support payments, and his response is a total word salad which does not include a denial


8/24/23: 1st GOP debate a farcical disaster, Trump/Tucker counter-programming goes wrong

-- On the Show:

-- Alissa Quart, Executive Director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and author of the book "Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream," joins David to discuss the concept of bootstrapping, the American dream, and much more. Get the book:

-- The first 2024 Republican presidential primary debate takes place, and quickly become a competition for which candidate can prove they are the most extreme and unhinged

-- A visibly depressed Donald Trump skips the first GOP debate, instead being interviewed by Tucker Carlson...

8/23/23: Teacher fired for reading book, Trump's lawyer arrested

-- On the Show:

-- Teacher Katie RInderle is fired in Georgia for reading a book containing a non-binary character to her class

-- 2024 Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy told CNN's Kaitlan Collins that a quote about 9/11 was incorrect, but now the audio has been released confirming the quote is accurate

-- One of Donald Trump's lawyers, John Eastman, has been arrested in Georgia

-- A bombshell report reveals that Mark Meadows, Donald Trump's former Chief-of-Staff, ratted Trump out to federal investigators

-- Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis threatens Mark...

8/22/23: Thursday Trump arrest is happening, DeSantis reminds us why he's losing

-- On the Show:

-- Rachel Bitecofer, election forecaster and author of the forthcoming book "Hit 'Em Where It Hurts: How to Save Democracy by Beating Republicans at Their Own Game," joins David to discuss the upcoming 2024 election, the primary elections, and much more. Get the book:

-- Donald Trump voters say they trust Trump more than their own friend and family in a recent poll

-- Donald Trump will be arrested for the fourth time on Thursday, this time in Georgia

-- Donald Trump's bond will...

8/21/23: GOP debates this week as Trump still leads, DeSantis collapses

-- On the Show:

-- Donald Trump is still surging in 2024 Republican primary polling, while Ron DeSantis' campaign continues to fail, and Vivek Ramaswamy sees a modest increase to his level of support

-- 66-year-old southern California store owner Laura Ann Carleton was shot and killed by a man who objected to an LGBT pride flag that she displayed at her clothing store

-- A terrified Donald Trump backs out of all debates and cancels his own supposedly "blockbuster" press conference

-- When Donald Trump is arrested and booked in Georgia...

8/18/23: DeSantis debate strategy leaked, Christie surging in polls

-- On the Show:

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

-- Donald Trump complains that Fox News is using pictures of him that make him look "big" and "orange"

-- Abigail Jo Shry, of Alvin, Texas, a Trump supporter, is accused of threatening to kill Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is presiding over Trump's federal 2020 election case

-- Donald Trump's lawyers are urging him not to hold a press conference addressing the Georgia indictments

-- Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene says she...

8/17/23: Trump supporters dox grand jury, indicted lawyers thrown under the bus

-- On the Show:

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

-- Trump allies are working hard to get the charges dropped in Georgia against Trump and his 18 co-conspirators

-- Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is getting racist threats following Trump's social media posts about her

-- Trump supporters dox members of the Georgia grand jury that indicted the former president

-- Donald Trump didn't pay the 2020 election lawyers who've now gotten indicted for him

-- Indicted former...

8/16/23: Trump melts down over indictment, GA governor trashes his defense strategy

-- On the Show:

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

-- Donald Trump goes bonkers on Truth Social reacting to news of his latest indictment

-- Georgia Governor Brian Kemp criticizes Trump's criminal defense strategy of attempting to prove the 2020 election was stolen

-- The latest Trump indictment contradicts the timeline of events put forward by Mike Pence

-- The co-conspirators indicted in Georgia alongside Trump can either flip on him or risk being sent to prison


8/15/23: Trump indicted in Georgia, Lindsey Graham warns Democrats

-- On the Show:

-- Jesse Dollemore, host of Dollemore Daily, fills in for David

-- Donald Trump is indicted in Georgia on 13 felony counts, including racketeering; 18 other conspirators including Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell are indicted as well

-- Geoff Duncan, former lieutenant governor of Georgia, calls Donald Trump the worst candidate in the history of the Republican Party

-- Senator Lindsey Graham warns Democrats about charging Donald Trump

-- Donald Trump sends out a bizarre campaign video on Truth Social about the Maui wildfires


8/14/23: Hunter Biden special counsel, Trump bests DeSantis in Iowa

-- On the Show:

-- Producer Pat Ford fills in for David

-- Attorney General Merrick Garland appoints special counsel David Weiss to investigate Hunter Biden's alleged crimes weeks after his plea deal is rejected by a judge

-- Republicans including Senators Ted Cruz and Chuck Grassley decry the special counsel investigating Hunter Biden, even though they requested it a few weeks ago

-- Republican candidates show up to the Iowa State Fair and Donald Trump upstages Ron DeSantis

-- Trump supporters cry and fawn over seeing Trump's airplane...

8/11/23: Chris Christie mocks Trump, Matt Gaetz wants Trump above the law

-- On the Show:

-- Luke Beasley, TDPS correspondent and host of The Luke Beasley Show, fills in for David

-- Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose goes on Fox & Friends and accidentally makes the left sound good when talking about policy issues

-- Congressman Matt Gaetz wants to use Congress to make Donald Trump immune from prosecution

-- Congressman Greg Steube wants to file an impeachment resolution against Joe Biden for “involvement in drugs and prostitution”

-- Trump lawyer and unindicted co-conspirator John Eastman says in an interview he p...

8/10/23: Trump lashes out at prosecutors, Republicans uncertain about impeaching Biden

-- On the Show:

-- Luke Beasley, TDPS correspondent and host of The Luke Beasley Show, fills in for David

-- Joe Biden mocks Lauren Boebert for praising the infrastructure project in her district that she voted against

-- Former conservative judge J. Michael Luttig calls out Donald Trump's threat to democracy

-- Donald Trump lashes out at prosecutors during a Newsmax interview with Eric Bolling

-- House Republicans can't decide whether they want to pursue bogus impeachment charges against Joe Biden

-- Fox News host Laura...

8/9/23: Pathetic Trump defenses and DeSantis keeps dropping

-- On the Show:

-- Producer Pat Ford fills in for David

-- Donald Trump speaks in New Hampshire about stop and frisk, whether he'll debate, Chris Christie's weight, and much more

-- The claim that it's unfair that Donald Trump is being prosecuted by his political opponent doesn't make sense, as it would effectively put him above the law

-- Special counsel Jack Smith doesn't need to prove Trump knew he lost the 2020 election to get a conviction

-- Ron DeSantis replaces his campaign manager Generra Peck with...

8/8/23: GOP primary is almost over, top staffers become trial witnesses

-- On the Show:

-- Julia Keller, author of the book "Quitting: A Life Strategy: The Myth of Perseverance," joins David to discuss the history of quitting, social connotations, when quitting is the right thing to do, and much more. Get the book:

-- The 2024 Republican primary remains all Donald Trump, as Ron DeSantis loses support, the Vivek Ramaswamy surge appears to have ended, and other candidates are failing

-- Many viewers believe Donald Trump has absolutely no chance of being President again, and we examine the claims


8/7/23: Trump threatens prosecutor, Pence admits to the whole thing

-- On the Show:

-- Donald Trump threatens special prosecutor Jack Smith, leading to a request for a protective order from the Department of Justice

-- Failed former President Donald Trump's fourth indictment is reportedly imminent, this one expected in the state of Georgia

-- Donald Trump has a deranged Sunday morning meltdown over the multiple indictments against him, confirming how scared he truly is

-- Former Vice President and 2024 Republican presidential candidate Mike Pence admits that he was directly told by Trump insiders to reject the election results


8/4/23: Fox begs Trump to debate, Sheriff determined to mugshot Trump

-- On the Show:

-- Florida Republican Governor and 2024 Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis agrees to debate Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom, making the announcement during an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity

-- Fox News executives reportedly had dinner with Donald Trump this week to effectively beg him to participate in their upcoming Republican presidential primary debates

-- Georgia Sheriff Pat Labat says that if Donald Trump is indicted in Fulton County, Georgia, he will indeed get a mugshot, like any other defendant

-- Caller asks if Donald Trump can...

8/3/23: Giuliani shock audio as Trump faces 561 years in prison

-- On the Show:

-- Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to Donald Trump and author of the book "REVENGE: How Donald Trump Weaponized the US Department of Justice Against His Critics", joins David to discuss the latest third indictment and arrest of Trump, Trump's likely state of mind, and much more. Get the book:

-- Donald Trump is facing a hypothetical maximum 561 years in prison, and he is attempting to fundraise off of this possibility

-- Rudy Giuliani is exposed in stunning audio transcripts, including stereotyping the penis size...

8/2/23: Trump indicted AGAIN, MAGA collapsing, economy keeps rolling

-- On the Show:

-- Failed former President Donald Trump is indicted again, a third time, this time for his actions while President related to the attempts to overturn the 2020 election, which Trump lost to President Joe Biden

-- Donald Trump explodes in reaction to his third indictment, even going as far as to say that the charges are reminiscent of Nazi, Germany

-- Donald Trump former lawyer Rudy Giuliani is identified as one of the unindicted co-conspirators in the latest Trump indictment

-- Trump supporters are not taking Trump's third...

8/1/23: Biden bribery falls apart, DeSantis fails interview as Trump panics

-- On the Show:

-- The conclusion to David's interview with Vivek Ramaswamy, entrepreneur and 2024 Republican presidential primary candidate, who joins David to discuss his campaign, how he plans to defeat Donald Trump, how he would defeat Joe Biden if he were to be the Republican nominee, and much more

-- The much-awaited Devon Archer testimony related to Joe and Hunter Biden completely flops

-- Fani Willis, the Georgia prosecutor investigating Donald Trump, says that charges -- whatever they are -- are ready to go

-- Florida Republican Governor and 2024 Republican...

7/31/23: Vivek Ramaswamy joins David, Trump calls Biden b*tch

-- On the Show:

-- Vivek Ramaswamy, entrepreneur and 2024 Republican presidential primary candidate, joins David to discuss his campaign, how he plans to defeat Donald Trump, how he would defeat Joe Biden if he were to be the Republican nominee, and much more

-- Failed former President Donald Trump holds a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania during which he insults Joe Biden, tells corrosive lies, and generally makes a fool of himself

-- Trump rally attendees are interviewed outside his Erie, Pennsylvania rally, including one who suggests all political enemies should be killed, and...