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Talking Feds
Utter Contempt: Breaking Bannon

Talking Feds

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 59:09


It was a week of push coming to shove, as a series of high-stakes disputes moved to an endgame with no clear picture of how they would come out. Talking Feds regulars Laura Coates, Matt Miller, and Senator Al Franken join Harry to work through what happens next in the referral of Steve Bannon to the DOJ on charges of criminal contempt. They then turn to the apparent endgame of filibuster reform and voting rights before assessing Merrick Garland's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Shed Dogs
124. Drain Dogs

Shed Dogs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 66:00


This week's episode opens with some more excellent listener mail before taking a look at the charitable and not-so-charitable aspects of “We”, the organization which has given the Trudeau family and the Liberal Party fits. By fun contrast, we also have KJ's fabulous Snappers, and as a bonus, Al Franken. We (and by that we mean us, not the Great White Saviors) have some sad tales of changing driving habits in our demographic, which are then redeemed by a story of great detailing services, which we heartily endorse. It's an emotional rollercoaster with the proverbial happy ending. Okay, maybe not the proverbial one.Links: Shed Dogs; Cardston, AB; Fay Wray; the Fay Wray King Kong fountain; Value Village; the venerable church key; Argo; Stripes; the Western Hemlock Looper Moths are back in town; Unique Detailing (the company that polished RJ's car); Rolls Royce Vancouver; garburators; the Al Franken podcast; The White Saviors podcast; red snapper, Skotty Kilmer's YouTube channel.

Razib Khan's Unsupervised Learning
Kat Rosenfield: how did culture become middle-school?

Razib Khan's Unsupervised Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 44:45


Subscribe now Give a gift subscription Share This week on the Unsupervised Learning Podcast I'm joined by author and journalist Kat Rosenfield. She has a new novel out, No One Will Miss Her, is a co-host of the Feminine Chaos podcast, and a contributor at various places, like UnHerd and Newsweek. We first talk about Andrew Cuomo (the former governor of New York), Al Franken, #metoo, and how the dynamics of fame, power and identity play into the media narrative around sexual harassment, as well as cancel culture more broadly. Kat believes the phenomenon is best understood by examining the waves of periodized reactionary movements which generate a push-pull of cultural signaling between the two extremes of the political spectrum. She believes that the ebb and flow will crest, but remains cognizant of the domination of the culture-warrior left in the emergent multi-billion-dollar diversity-and-inclusion industry that operates independently of the political institutions.  I do wonder if the tactic may be self-limiting and end up backfiring, as the left may actually be more at risk from it than their conservative counterparts. The left relies on institutions like the press to secure its dominance, but as respect for those institutions collapses due to polarization, their sway will weaken. Kat and I both agree that the trend towards guilt by association is high-school-level drama, while the role of social media as a panopticon and litmus test of beliefs is a disturbing trend. We discuss how shifting ideological baselines means that maintaining a consistent stance on any given issue may end up pushing a person out of one coalition and into another.  Kat explains her experience as an independent journalist watching a marked shift in reporting and journalism over the last several decades.  She notes that the emphasis on accreditation, rather than on-the-ground experience, has come to dominate hiring practices, limiting the diversity of opinions presented and creating a more insular bubble around the profession. Her own immunity from the woke fashions may have to do with the fact that her social circle does not consist of always-online journalists, but more “normal” people. As we conclude, Kat talks about her experience collaborating with Stan Lee and her new book No One Will Miss Her, a thriller centered around the murder of a woman and her ties to a social media influencer - coming out in October. With its opening chapters set in October, it may just be what you're looking for to cozy up to as the nights grow long and the cool weather of autumn settles in. 

Now I've Heard Everything

Al Franken has had several careers. He was one of the original writers and cast members of Saturday Night Live in the mid-1970s. In fact, he was with the show for 15 years. Later he became a liberal commentator, with his own radio show. Then there was a short-lived NBC sitcom called Lateline. And then, in 2008, he ran for the United States Senate from Minnesota. And he won. Six years later, he was re-elected. But he was forced to resign his senate seat in early 2018, after allegations of sexual misconduct.

Politics Done Right
Al Franken gets real with Dems. Marie Pizano on finding your YES. Rev. Markel Hutchins on policing.

Politics Done Right

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 57:55


Al Franken attempted to spine-up Democrats. Maybe they should listen to Marie Pizano on finding their YES. Rev. Markel Hutchins talks about policing. Al Franken on Republicans: We have to be as ruthless. Al Franken appeared on the Eleventh Hour with Brian Williams where he had several prescient statements that Democrats should heed. He first pointed out the reality that Mitch McConnell has filibustered more than any other combined for the last several decades. Markel Hutchins, CEO of Movement Forward on communities working for the solution with the police. Rev. Markel Hutchins says “We've done the marching, we've done the protesting and now it's time to do the heavy lifting of decreasing bias.” Marie Pizano, author, producer, radio-TV host, and speaker discusses ‘FINDING MY YES.' Marie Pizano provided a very inspiring interview. She leaves one with a can-do attitude. She used her life experience to illustrate how one can use their roadblocks as ladders. This applies to one's personal life but also to our political life. --- If you like what we do please do the following! Most Independent Media outlets continue to struggle to raise the funds they need to operate much like the smaller outlets like Politics Done Right SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel here. LIKE our Facebook Page here. Share our blogs, podcasts, and videos. Get our books here. Become a YouTube PDR Posse Member here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Patreon here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Facebook here. Consider providing a contribution here. Please consider supporting our GoFundMe equipment fund here. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/support

Hardball with Chris Matthews
Former Sen. Frankin: This was a game of chicken and Mitch blinked

Hardball with Chris Matthews

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 44:34


There are just 12 days left until the U.S. economy faces catastrophic failure if the debt ceiling is not raised. Mitch McConnell offered Democrats a deal to raise the debt ceiling on Wednesday--with a catch. Former U.S. Senator Al Franken joins Joy Reid and her panel to discuss. And on Thursday, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, and the role of the Trump White House in trying to overturn the presidential election, will face its first real test as four of Donald Trump's closest aides and associates face a subpoena deadline. Rep. Jamie Raskin joins Joy Reid with the latest developments from the Hill. Plus, a media expert unpacks a stunning new report from Reuters revealing that far-right "news" network OAN would not exist if AT&T executives had not seen an opportunity to create a new conservative TV network in 2013. Finally, in "The Absolute Worst," Joy critiques the governor and lieutenant governor of Idaho engaging in a game of GOP one-upmanship. All this and much more in this edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

Politics Done Right
Are they Centrists or Extremists? Al Franken: Be ruthless like GOP. MSM screws Build Back Better.

Politics Done Right

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 58:39


Centrists are really extremists and we pay the price. Al Franken wants Dems to be just as ruthless. It is MSM screwing the Build Back Better message. It's not the Democrats. It's the media that is screwing up the Build Back Better message. The media filters Biden's Build Back Better message through their sensationalized narrative then blames Democrats for not telling Americans how the bills make their lives better. Al Franken on Republicans: We have to be as ruthless. We have to be stone-cold killers. That is the message that Democrats should all heed. So-Called ‘Centrists' Are Really Incredibly Dangerous Extremists: Their supposed “seriousness” poses a serious threat to everyone but the small group of elites whose short-term interests they actually represent. This MNSBC Host, Tiffany Cross dissed Stephanie Grisham's Trump tell-all book: Failing up. Many ex-Trump officials are now capitalizing on their infamy with purportedly tell-all books. Tiffany Cross will have none of it. --- If you like what we do please do the following! Most Independent Media outlets continue to struggle to raise the funds they need to operate much like the smaller outlets like Politics Done Right SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel here. LIKE our Facebook Page here. Share our blogs, podcasts, and videos. Get our books here. Become a YouTube PDR Posse Member here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Patreon here. Become a Politics Done Right Subscriber via Facebook here. Consider providing a contribution here. Please consider supporting our GoFundMe equipment fund here. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/politicsdoneright/support

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Day 258: Facebook whistleblower set to testify on Capitol Hill

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 41:11


A Facebook whistleblower set to testify to a Senate panel says the company put profits over safety as the social media giant experiences an hours long outage. Plus, the president and Congress are still at odds over his agenda as Democrats and Republicans trade shots over the debt limit. We're joined by Philip Rucker, Kara Swisher, A.B. Stoddard, Cornell Belcher, Al Franken, Susan Del Percio, and Dr. Céline Gounder.

Pod Bless Texas
Pod Bless Texas (ft. Sen. Al Franken)

Pod Bless Texas

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 60:05


Kendall and Lil try to come to terms with the terrible state of Texas politics over Pokemon Oreos. Sen. Al Franken stops by to pitch his ideas on filibuster reform and to talk about his upcoming comedy tour with stops in Dallas and Austin.

Neil Rogers Show
Neil Rogers Show (January 14, 2004)

Neil Rogers Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 204:26


Neil in Miami. POLL results: Thoughts on the Neil and Moe makeup, Neil and Jorge love the Boca characters, Neil likes Eddie Pope column on Marino POLL: Best TV character Neil reads fax from someone that no longer likes the show, Al Franken to start a radio show, Matt Drudge attacked Neil on his show

GENERATION RIPE
The Sixty-Third One... and Melissa Peterman

GENERATION RIPE

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 62:36


Episode 63 and Wendi and Dfernando's guest interview is actress, writer and producer Melissa Peterman. Melissa Peterman is best known for her roles on the long-running comedy series REBA (as Barbra Jean) and the ABC Family/Freeform comedy BABY DADDY (as Bonnie Wheeler).  She currently can be see on the CBS comedy YOUNG SHELDON (as Brenda Sparks). Upon graduating from Minnesota State, Peterman was cast as Madeline Monroe in Hey City Theater's production of TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING. After more than 600 performances, she went on to write and perform at Brave New Workshop, the improvisational comedy theatre in Minneapolis. The theater boasts such alumni as Louie Anderson, Cedric Yarbrough, Mo Collins, and Al Franken. While with the Brave New Workshop, she also performed at the Chicago Improv Festival and the Big Stink Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas.While still in Minneapolis, Peterman made her feature film debut in 1996 as "Hooker #2" in the Oscar-winning classic Coen Brothers' film FARGO. Soon after, she decided on making the major move to Los Angeles where she quickly found work playing small roles on television.  Everything changed in 2001 when she was cast as Barbra Jean Booker-Hart in the now-classic comedy series REBA, opposite country music legend Reba McEntire and television veteran Christopher Rich. The series was the most-watched comedy on The WB on its debut season.  In 2007, the series ended its run after six seasons but continues to air in syndication on multiple networks and has continued to gain a new generation of fans. During her summer hiatus from REBA, Peterman began her now-annual THE SOUND OF MUSIC Sing-a-Long at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and her debut comedy special, Melissa Peterman: AM I THE ONLY ONE? premiered March 12, 2010 on CMT.  The special was taped before an audience in Nashville, Tennessee.In 2012, Peterman joined the ABC Family/Freeform sitcom BABY DADDY.  Originally cast for only one episode, she was upgraded to a series regular immediately.  The pilot was the highest-testing comedy pilot in the network's history and BABY DADDY finished its debut season as the highest-rated comedy in key demographics. The series ended on May 22, 2017, after six seasons.Along with her reoccurring role on CBS' YOUNG SHELDON, she is also a regular guest on the syndicated game show 25 WORDS OR LESS.In 2020, Peterman began co-hosting with her former REBA co-star Reba McEntire on a new podcast titled LIVING & LEARNING and works with The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company, a non-profit organization helping at-risk youth in the Los Angeles area.Also on Episode 63, Wendi and Dfernando are back and chat about Wendi's recent trip to Costa Rica, Dfernando's cat-sitting, and Wendi bringing on a coach to get her creative mojo back on track.  On THE RIPE REPORT, there's the Hulu Original Series ONY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING, starring Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez; the biopic THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE starring Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield as Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker; and the film adaptation of the British musical hit EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE (click here to watch the original British stage production of EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, starring John McCrea).  Also, Wendi shares a ROTTEN: Etsy sellers who pack their shipments with confetti.  Watch Wendi and Dfernando and their Team GENERATION RIPE: Greg Covey, Shelley McLendon and Ponciana Badia on Season 7 Episode 2 of CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - now on ABC OnDemand and on the GENERATION RIPE website.  Follow us on our Instagram:Wendi McLendon-CoveyDfernando ZarembaGENERATION RIPE... and our guest Melissa Peterman, her Facebook and her Twitter.  Remember to subscribe, rate & leave a review for GENERATION RIPEVisit Dfernando Zaremba's website: dfernandozaremba.com

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Frank Conniff and Christian Finnegan Episode 441

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 60:25


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more Frank Conniff is a comedy writer and performer who began his TV career writing for the Peabody Award winning Comedy Central series Mystery Science Theater 3000, where he also played TV's Frank, the bumbling yet lovable mad scientist sidekick. He then went on to be a writer, producer and actor on the ABC TV series Sabrina the Teenage Witch and he was a writer and producer on The Drew Carey Show on ABC, The New Tom Green Show on MTV, and the satirical series O2BE on the Oxygen Network, where he was also a cast member. He was head writer of the animated Nickelodeon series Invader Zim, and also was a writer and producer for the Air America Radio network, where he provided material for on-air personalities Rachel Maddow, Marc Maron, Lizz Winstead, Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo, and Randi Rhodes. He was a writer and performer on Viewpoint with John Fugelsang on Current TV, and on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on the FXX network, and he also writes and performs on The Jimmy Dore Show and appeared regularly on Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang on the SiriusXM Insight channel. He is the writer and star of a live stage show, Cartoon Dump, and he writes, produces and directs original musical comedy radio plays for his podcast, Podhouse 90. He is currently touring the country with Trace Beaulieu in a live movie-riffing show, The Mads Are Back, and podcasting regularly on Mother May I Podcast with Frank & Irene. About.me | Facebook | Goodreads | IMDb | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | Wikipedia | YouTube Christian Finnegan  is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in New York City. Finnegan is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's Best Week Ever and as Chad, the only white roommate in the “Mad Real World” sketch on Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show. Additional television appearances as himself or performing stand up have included “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, "Would You Rather...with Graham Norton", “Good Afternoon America” and multiple times on The Today Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and on History's I Love the 1880s. He hosted TV Land's game show "Game Time". As an actor, Finnegan portrayed the supporting role of "Carl" in the film Eden Court, a ticket agent in "Knight and Day" and several guest roles including a talk show host on "The Good Wife". In October 2006, Finnegan's debut stand up comedy CD titled Two For Flinching was released by Comedy Central Records, with a follow-up national tour of college campuses from January to April 2007. “Au Contraire!” was released by Warner Bros. Records in 2009. His third special "The Fun Part" was filmed at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on April 4, 2013 and debuted on Netflix on April 15, 2014.   Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page

On Brand with Donny Deutsch
Rosie O'Donnell: The Ability to Reinvent Oneself

On Brand with Donny Deutsch

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 71:31


On this episode Donny sits down with the one and only, Rosie O'Donnell. They jump right into the challenge of having many sides: Rosie the funny, loving, best friend, and Rosie the outspoken commentator on politics. She openly shares about how losing her mother at a young age drove the pursuit of her dreams—first as a comedian, then actress and talk show host—and why she chose to leave the limelight to focus on her parenting. Together they discuss what it's like to be multifaceted in an industry that wants to keep you one-dimensional. But first Donny dives into a few of this week's biggest Brands of the Week like the Time's 100 list, Nicki Minaj, Nike, Al Franken, Jay Leno, and Bud Light, among others. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Truebill: Truebill.com/ONBRAND to Start cancelling your unused subscriptions Trust & Will: TrustandWill.com/DONNY to Get TEN PERCENT OFF plus FREE SHIPPING HumanN Superbeets Heart Chews: SuperBeets.com/DONNY for a free 30 day supply with first purchase Novo: BankNovo.com/ONBRAND to sign up for FREE and get a FREE copy of Novo's Small Business Starter Guide Follow Donny: @DonnyJDeutsch Follow Rosie: @Rosie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
'BradCast' 9/22/2021: (Guest: Norm Ornstein of AEI on how Dems can (and must) reform the filibuster, save the country)

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 58:30


Bloggingheads.tv
What Do Progressives Want from the Infrastructure Bill? (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

Bloggingheads.tv

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 60:00


Are we headed for a shutdown? ... The annual Bill birthday digression ... What's Al Franken up to? ... Will progressives sink the bipartisan infrastructure bill? ...

Bloggingheads.tv: The DMZ
What Do Progressives Want from the Infrastructure Bill? (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

Bloggingheads.tv: The DMZ

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 60:00


Are we headed for a shutdown? ... The annual Bill birthday digression ... What's Al Franken up to? ... Will progressives sink the bipartisan infrastructure bill? ...

Doug Stephan presents the DJV Show
DJV Download - 09/22/21 - Do You Remember Life Before Google?

Doug Stephan presents the DJV Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 18:58


It's hard to imagine what life used to be like before Google. President Biden is receiving some criticism over his first speech at The UN. Have you heard that American Airlines is looking at a partnership with Jet Blue? "Sex In The City" star Willie Garson dies of Cancer at 57. America has been waiting for this, former Senator and comedian Al Franken has kicked of a 15-day stand-up comedy tour. This and more from today's trending stories and news available in this episode of the Daily DJV Show Download. Follow us @DJVShow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Daily Comedy News
Will John Mulaney move to LA for Olivia Munn? PLUS Norm Macdonald's gambling problem

Daily Comedy News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 10:40


Norm Macdonald was pretty open about his problems with gambling, but when you hear the stories - yikes?John Mulaney gossip returns to the podcast. Will Mulaney gibe up New York for LA and Olivia Munn?Al Franken returns to stand-up and he doesn't like Ted Cruz eitherChappelle's Show co-creator Neal Brennan questions his own role in things.Lorne Michaels talks about Norm Macdonald, the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live, and pretty much says Jason Sudekis is going to be a host one week.Instagram @dailycomedynewswww.buymeacoffee.com/dailycomedynews

Brad and Britt Cast
I Banged Marie Callender

Brad and Britt Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 43:54


Support us by shopping at our Amazon store: Shop.BradandBritt.com Medical professionals need to get vaxxed or get out, fake boobs and trips to outer space, getting fired over a boob job, Al Franken and the art of the comeback, Mike Lindell and the art of idiocy, Haitian refugee problems at the border Donate via PayPal: @bradandbritt Venmo: @BBCast Cash App: $bdub336

WEXT Podcast
Listen: A Conversation With SNL Alum and Former U.S. Senator Al Franken

WEXT Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 22:55


Dave Michaels gets Al's thoughts on the early days of Saturday Night Live, a life in politics and coming to The Egg in Albany November 6th.

Markley, van Camp and Robbins
Markley, van Camp and Robbins | September 14, 2021

Markley, van Camp and Robbins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 116:12


The Boys are happy to announce the birth of Baby Boy Van Camp! President Joe Biden was once again cut off by White House staff during a live feed, and Secretary Antony Blinken showed up for his testimony on Capitol Hill. Joy Reid is going after Nicki Minaj over her position on the coronavirus vaccine, but we have been getting doublespeak since the beginning of the pandemic. Senator Rand Paul took the opportunity to embarrass Secretary Blinken, when asking about the target of the drone strike following the airport bombing. Al Franken may be fondling the idea of a return to politics, Balenciaga is being accused of cultural appropriation for their new pants. General Mark Milley is purported to have given China reassurances the United States would not attack, while President Donald Trump was still in office. Abortions rights activists protested outside Supreme Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home, and hypocrisy was on full display at the Met Gala.

The Castle Report
The House Built on Lies is Crumbling

The Castle Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 14:06


Darrell Castle talks about lies spoken from the top of our government and its supporting bureaucracy and how those lies are being revealed and the revelations are not going over well with the average American. Transcription / Notes: THE HOUSE BUILT ON LIES IS CRUMBLING Hello, this is Darrell Castle with today's Castle Report. This is the 10th day of September in the year 2021 and I will be talking about many examples of lies at the top of our government and its supporting bureaucracy and how those lies are being revealed and the revelations are not going over well with the average American. The Castle Family is very happy this week as the family daughter is scheduled to arrive from Los Angeles this very evening. We haven't seen her in almost two years so if you are a parent then you know I don't need to say anything else. This Castle Report was finished when it was too late to include the President's dictatorial decrees about vaccine mandates. Perhaps I will be able to address them next week when we know more. I just want to say today that when a person tries to assume dictatorial powers and he is stopped by congress, the courts, or simple refusal to obey then all you have is a silly person with delusions of grandeur, but if no one stops him then he is indeed what he presumes to be, dictator. I think it was former Senator Al Franken who coined the phrase lies and the lying liars who tell them, but in any event, it is a phrase appropriate for today's commentary. Dr. Anthony Fauci is director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and chief medical advisor to the president of the United States. He has steadfastly denied being responsible for any gain of function research into the COVID virus since the outbreak began. He testified before congress on many occasions and denied it under oath. In May 2021, for example, Dr. Fauci testified before a Senate committee investigating whether the U.S. funded gain of function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology where he stated, “NIH has not and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology. “A publication called The Intercept through a Freedom of Information Act Request found that NIH issued a bat coronavirus grant to a group called the EcoHealth Alliance for $3.1 million, including $599,000 that the Wuhan Institute of Virology used to identify and alter bat coronaviruses likely to infect humans. Scientists identified as experts in virology and infectious diseases looked at the reports and concluded that the grants supported the construction of coronaviruses that combined a spike gene from one with genetic information from another in order to make the resulting virus infect human cells. The COVID virus was, in other words, a laboratory generated virus specifically engineered to make it more lethal to humans. Several senators have said that Dr. Fauci should face a full investigation and should be forthcoming about his involvement, while others have called for his resignation. So, they talk and they talk and they strut across the TV screens with their meaningless words which mean nothing. Their question is “what was Dr. Fauci's involvement, not did this man commit perjury, a serious felony, and certainly not is he guilty of one of the greatest crimes against humanity in human history. Why would Dr. Fauci, the most powerful man in international medicine, risk everything to create this deadly virus? For one thing, he did not risk everything because he knew that he was exempt from the consequences of his actions. He knew that he would not be subject to the law like us little people. He knew that there are two sets of laws and those at the top whether elected or bureaucratic are exempt as long as they are useful and cooperative. Back to the question of why he did it, he did it for money. If this report from what the Intercept obtained is true, and it is because they didn't invent the information they obtained it from go...

The Nightfly with Dave Juskow
"The Gondolier" Will Continue in a Moment

The Nightfly with Dave Juskow

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 74:44


Hello everyone it's great to be back!! This week my neighbor doesn't get me the Gondolier hat I asked for from Venice even after I did her a huge favor. Now I can't do my new series, The Gondolier. Damnit! Also, the new football show begins; my new neighbors I can apparently see go to the bathroom -- ewww; sending my nephew to have the classic college weekend to visit his girlfriend which never ends well; AND meeting Al Franken (and also Michael Dorsey) (WHO?!) Exactly. stay tuned.

Lawyer 2 Lawyer -  Law News and Legal Topics
Sexual Harassment & Politics

Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 31:32


Sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct has become all too familiar of a story in modern day politics. High profile allegations of sexual misconduct have straddled political lines. Just in recent memory, high profile accusations have been leveled at Al Franken, Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump, Roy Moore, Joe Biden, and Matt Gaetz. And, most recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced he will step down effective August 24th after multiple women came forward alleging sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior by the governor. He has denied all allegations. So why do these misconduct allegations against high power political figures impact some but not others? And what can we do as a society to eliminate this behavior? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by professor Rebecca Ortiz, PhD, as they take a look at sexual harassment and the resignation of Governor Cuomo. Craig and Rebecca will discuss sexual harassment in politics, holding perpetrators accountable over these claims, and what is being done to combat sexual misconduct.

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics
Sexual Harassment & Politics

Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 31:32


Sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct has become all too familiar of a story in modern day politics. High profile allegations of sexual misconduct have straddled political lines. Just in recent memory, high profile accusations have been leveled at Al Franken, Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump, Roy Moore, Joe Biden, and Matt Gaetz. And, most recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced he will step down effective August 24th after multiple women came forward alleging sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior by the governor. He has denied all allegations. So why do these misconduct allegations against high power political figures impact some but not others? And what can we do as a society to eliminate this behavior? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by professor Rebecca Ortiz, PhD, as they take a look at sexual harassment and the resignation of Governor Cuomo. Craig and Rebecca will discuss sexual harassment in politics, holding perpetrators accountable over these claims, and what is being done to combat sexual misconduct.

Prolly Shoulda Known Better
STUART SAVES HIS FAMILY (or, 1 step forward 12 steps back)

Prolly Shoulda Known Better

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 68:59


We really thought we had bottomed out with It's Pat, but nope, Al Franken's profound statement on how "addiction is kinda gay, right?" is the worst SNL movie of all time and maybe our all-time worst selection in four seasons of the podcast. Our "Good For Them" segment is a real banger this week. Our theme song is "S K A D R E A M" by Jeff Rosenstock; Jeff's music is distributed under a Creative Commons license and available at quoteunquoterecords.com . This week's outro music is Olivia Rodrigo's “1 step forward, 3 steps back” as covered by Xena Aqilla.

Roshini Rajkumar
8-8-21 - Real Talk with Roshini - Al Franken

Roshini Rajkumar

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 17:35


He represented Minnesota for nine years in the US Senate before being forced to resign by his own party. Al Franken got very real with Roshini about why he's still a Democrat even after his party turned on him in 2018. He shared his work on getting a national popular vote, due process in the Governor Andrew Cuomo crisis, and previewed his national tour, which kicks off September 18th. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Kevin Jackson Show
Ep. 21-297 - The Story Is Not The Story

The Kevin Jackson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 38:40


In this episode, the symbol for the Olympics called the GOAT when she did; then she didn't. The story is not the story, the manipulation is the story and the art. How blacks are manipulated by media and circumstance.

The Michael Martin Show
Pedigree is more marketing than a predictor of success

The Michael Martin Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 9:51


Subscribe to the show I don't know of a single factor or variable in your life that will have more of an impact on your long-term success in trading than keeping your losses small. Pedigree won't mean much if you can't enter your protective stops and keep losses small. Deep Thoughts was written by Jack Handey, not Al Franken. I misspoke at the beginning of the episode. Click here to get your free copy of The Inner Voice of Trading audiobook.

The Michael Martin Show
Pedigree is more marketing than a predictor of success

The Michael Martin Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 9:52


Subscribe to the show   I don't know of a single factor or variable in your life that will have more of an impact on your long-term success in trading than keeping your losses small.   Pedigree won't mean much if you can't enter your protective stops and keep losses small.   Deep Thoughts was written by Jack Handey, not Al Franken. I misspoke at the beginning of the episode.   Click here to  get your free copy of The Inner Voice of Trading audiobook.

On Brand with Donny Deutsch

On today's episode Donny sits down with the only former U.S. Senator currently on tour, the one and only, Senator Al Franken. Donny and Senator Franken do a deep dive on everything from his time at SNL, lessons from Lorne Michaels, his accomplishments as a Senator, what he thinks Biden is doing well, and, of course, Donald Trump. Al shares his insights on partisanship, "defunding" the police, and the inspiration for his upcoming comedy tour. But first we check in with Donny's biggest Brands of the Week including buzzing topics like Eric Adams, Kristi Noem, Coors Light, The Lincoln Project, and the Olympics, among others. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Policygenius: policygenius.com/DONNY to get started right now Athletic Greens: athleticgreens.com/donny for a FREE year supply of Vitamin D & 5 free travel packs Burrow: Burrow.com/DONNY for $75 off your first order Moink Box: MoinkBox.com/DONNY for FREE bacon for a year Vivino: Vivino.com/DONNY, code DONNY to save 20% on your first order of up to $200 Follow Donny: Twitter - @donnydeutsch Instagram - @donnyjdeutsch Follow Al: @alfranken See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy
Texas Hold ‘Em (with Al Franken)

Hacks on Tap with David Axelrod and Mike Murphy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 60:31


Former Minnesota Senator Al Franken joins Axe and Murphy to discuss the latest lunacy to come out of CPAC, the escalating fight over voting rights and the possibility of a filibuster carve-out, and whether the largest price spike since 2008 will impact negotiations in Congress.

WTAW - Infomaniacs
The Infomaniacs: June 24, 2021 (6:00am)

WTAW - Infomaniacs

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 35:18


Scott's mowing adventure and the history of weed eaters. National holidays and celebrity birthdays. The VP is finally headed to the border. Al Franken is going on tour. Baby squids and water bears are being sent to space. Plus local news and sports.

The Morning News
Former Senator Al Franken

The Morning News

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 8:43


Former US Sen. Al Franken is taking his comedy show on the road & one of the stops will be in Minneapolis. Sloane Martin talks to him about this, the voting bill & what to do about the filibuster in the Senate. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Day 150: Biden warns the unvaccinated against the dangers of Covid variant

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 44:02


With the president trying to get the nation to 70% of adults vaccinated by July 4, he warned those who have not gotten the shot about the Delta variant of Covid. Meanwhile, the Feds have released even more disturbing video of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as Republicans continue to praise Trump at a religious conservative conference. We discuss that and more with Shannon Pettypiece, Frank Figliuzzi, Keith Mayes, Bill Kristol, Al Franken, and Jon Meacham.

Ian Talks Comedy
Mark Brazill

Ian Talks Comedy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 111:02


Mark joined me to discuss Al Franken; growing up in Buffalo; moving to LA; quitting his day job; his stand up material; meeting Dennis Miller; how finding your voice is difficult when you're writing for someone else; getting The Dennis Miller Show; Bob Odenkirk; Mum & Shanz; Herb Sargent; being brought on to The Chevy Chase Show; Chevy farts on FOX execs; performing in front of 12 people including Richard Lewis & Albert Brooks;his SNL showcase; his parents take on his material; screwing with Adam Sandler right before he was to go on; helping Will Forte out of his contract to go to SNL; Robert Smigel; David Letterman; meeting Bonnie & Terry Turner; getting hired for 3rd Rock; creating Mr. Rhodes and having to stay there; how TV portrays teacher; tech schools; demographics should not supercede poverty; old textbooks; racism in the US; the Royal Family; Bernie Sanders; casting Topher Grace; casting Mila Kunis; guest stars Betty White, Tom Poston, Charo, Tanya Roberts and the one that got away; chickening out on meeting Aerosmith; having to write George Harrison''s acceptance speech with him; Chris farley; Eric, Donna & Hyde triangle he hated; trying to "Urkel" Fez; women in America; his mom suffers discrimination; cancel culture; The Birth of A Nation vs. Birth of a Nation; Betsy DeVos; the old Republicans; Bill Clinton becomes corporatist; the Capitol defecation; Republican swingers; humiliation is funny; my favorite scene from That 70's Show; lasting friendships; what he watches now; sports; The Simpsons; being held accountable for what you did as a teenager; forgiveness; Kevin Spacey; cancelling Dancing with the Stars; Lab Rats; Grateful Dead jokes; Drake Sather; meeting and working for your heroes --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
Biden attempts to open a new chapter in Russia relations

The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 44:28


Tonight on the Last Word: President Joe Biden meets face-to-face with Vladimir Putin amidst increasing tensions with Russia. Also, in newly leaked audio, Senator Joe Manchin signals support for filibuster reform. Plus, Biden remains “hopeful” for a bipartisan deal on the infrastructure bill. And Texas Democrats meet with Vice President Kamala Harris to urge action on voting rights. Rep. Adam Schiff, Michael McFaul, Al Franken, Norm Ornstein, John Heilemann, Zerlina Maxwell, Texas State Rep. Gina Hinojosa and Rep. Henry Cuellar join Lawrence O'Donnell.

Hardball with Chris Matthews
America's existential crisis: voting rights bill faces uphill Senate battle

Hardball with Chris Matthews

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 44:41


Joy Reid begins The ReidOut with America's existential crisis--the voting rights bill facing an uphill battle in the Senate. Former Sen. Al Franken and Dr. Christina Greer join us to discuss. Then, in today's edition of "The Absolute Worst," Joy addresses Tucker Carlson comparing vaccine passports to Jim Crow. Plus, America is slowly recovering from the pandemic, but it is an uneven recovery, with low-income families suffering the most. Bishop William Barber and Rep. Jamie Raskin join us on how to address poverty in America. Arizona Sec. of State Katie Hobbs also joins Joy after launching her run for governor today, while addressing the partisan vote audit that continues in her state. All this and more in this Wednesday edition of The ReidOut on MSNBC.

5 Things with Lisa Birnbach
Ep. 149 - Al Franken - The Once and Future Senator ?

5 Things with Lisa Birnbach

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 54:25


Senator Al Franken has returned to civilian life. He is a hands-on grandpa, a podcaster, a talker, and a policy wonk. When we met for breakfast recently -- duly separated by 6 feet -- he was interrupted constantly by supportive New Yorkers urging him to run for something, anything. He still wants to help Americans, by providing help for the needy or by providing a laugh or two. Does he want to talk about what happened to him? Not really. He is looking forwards, not backwards.Lisa Birnbach's Five things that make life better: 1) A kiss from her Grandexhibit ™, 2) Santa Barbara, 3. Recording her podcasts with her son, 4. Palm trees, 5. InspirationAl Franken's Five Things: 1. Friends, 2. Policy, 3. Laughing and Comedy, 4. Grandchildren, 5. His wife, Franny

F*ck You, I'm Smarter with Kelly and Lindsey
80. Pop Quiz: Celebrity Fez Edition

F*ck You, I'm Smarter with Kelly and Lindsey

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2021 51:13


Have you ever heard the phrase, "That's a fez only a celebrity could love?" No? Well, that's because we (Lindsey) made it up and it's not really that great of a phrase. I'm trying to make the Fez happen, okay? This week is a special pop quiz episode where Kelly and Lindsey pick a topic to focus on and really do a deep dive. Because of the announcement that Kaitlyn Jenner is going to run for Governor of California, Lindsey does a quiz all about celebrities who take a stab at living in the world of politics. We talk Arnold, Stacey Dash and Al Franken just to name a few.  Kelly decides to focus on the riveting and fascinating world of the Fez. That's right. That weird little hat that Shiners wear. Look. You have to let her do what she wants to do or it becomes a whole thing so just try to support it and understand, okay?  Will Kelly know which star of 'Harold and Kumar go to White Castle' would become an associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement during the Obama Administration? Will Lindsey know more about the Fez than just the fact that Shiners wear them and they were featured in the musical 'Bye Bye Birdie'? You'll have to listen to find out.  Follow the show's Insta: https://www.instagram.com/kellyandlindsey/ Follow Kelly: instagram.com/kelly_wallacebarnowl Follow Lindsey: instagram.com/lindseygentile Donate to giveindia.org for urgent covid relief!    

The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway
Two Information Universes — with Al Franken

The Prof G Show with Scott Galloway

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 64:06


Al Franken, the former senator of Minnesota, shares how he got his start in comedy and discusses the state of play around our political ecosystem — including who might be in the running in 2024, the issues he believes Democrats and Republicans can compromise on, and the need to address systemic inequality. We also hear his advice on being a good partner and father. Follow Al on Twitter, @alfranken. Scott opens with his thoughts on the Streaming Wars and the push towards international content. He also shares his thoughts on Spotify and Apple's podcast subscription services. Scott wraps with why he’s excited about Apple’s iOS 14.5 and what it means for Facebook and Google.  Algebra of Happiness: The key is forgiveness.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

STAFFER
Casey Aden-Wansbury

STAFFER

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 48:45


Casey Aden-Wansbury was recently appointed VP of Policy and Government Affairs for Instacart, where she leads the company’s growing public policy team on deepening relationships and collaboration with policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels across North America. Casey has also worked as the Director of Federal Affairs for Airbnb after spending two decades in Washington working in federal government, campaigns, and advocacy, most recently as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Al Franken.

Talking Feds
The New New Deal?

Talking Feds

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 41:09


In the immediate aftermath of the $1.9 trillion recovery package, the Biden administration is readying the most ambitious and progressive set of economic reforms in the country in at least the last 50 years, with a total price tag of $3-4 trillion. Nobel-Prize winning economist Paul Krugman, former Council of Economic Advisers member Betsey Stevenson, and former senator Al Franken join Harry to break down Biden’s transformative proposals through the lenses of economics and politics.

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Day 63: Senate argues over gun control hours after Colorado mass shooting

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 45:03


In a nation reeling from two mass shootings in just six days, senators are already arguing over gun control as Biden is pushing lawmakers to finally pass some legislation. We discus that and more with Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Parkland shooting survivor Sam Zeif, Philip Rucker, Courtney Subramanian, Carmen Best, Al Franken, and Dr. Irwin Redlener.

All In with Chris Hayes
Ted Cruz regrets escape to Mexico during Texas catastrophe

All In with Chris Hayes

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 44:56


Tonight: The manmade suffering in Texas with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Then, the “Flyin' Ted” controversy that is so bad even Fox News is dunking on him. And how Nikki Haley's attempt to have it both ways on Trump is backfiring spectacularly. Plus, the Biden administration goes big on immigration reform.Guests: Mayor Sylvester Turner, Al Franken, Michelle Goldberg, David Jolly, Lorella Praeli

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen
McConnell’s shameless stunt amid Trump’s acquittal

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2021 25:07


Trump’s second impeachment trial concludes and Mitch McConnell pulls a shameless stunt after the acquittal. Brian interviews Al Franken about Trump’s defense lawyers - with Al even doing some character work.Written by Brian Tyler CohenProduced by Sam GraberRecorded in Los Angeles, CAhttps://www.briantylercohen.com/podcast/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Day 20: Hours away from Trump’s second impeachment trial

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 44:11


Republican Senators are calling the trial unconstitutional and Trump’s lawyers plan to argue that the former president bears no responsibility for the riot at the Capitol. Ashley Parker, Shannon Pettypiece, Neal Katyal, Al Franken, Michael Steele, and Michael Osterholm all join.

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen
Al Franken on expelling the QAnon lawmaker from Congress

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2021 23:09


There have been new revelations about the "QAnon Congresswoman," Marjorie Taylor Greene, that have led to calls for her expulsion; outrage over cancel culture has swept across the right; and Brian interviews Al Franken about the calls for certain lawmakers and Senators to be removed from Congress, whether he’d support it, and the MAGA wing of the party trying to oust the establishment Republicans.Written by Brian Tyler CohenProduced by Sam GraberRecorded in Los Angeles, CAhttps://www.briantylercohen.com/podcast/To help No Lie get matched with the right advertisers, please visit survey.fan/nolie to fill out a brief survey. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen
Trump's Hail Mary scheme sends "shock waves" through his inner circle

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2020 34:25


Trump’s Hail Mary scheme to steal the election sends shock waves through his own inner circle, and some voting systems vendors that were the targets of rightwing smear campaigns are getting back at Republicans. Brian interviews Al Franken about why Republicans are sticking by Trump after he lost, whether certain administration officials should be held accountable in the Biden era, and how to message more effectively moving forward.Written by Brian Tyler CohenProduced by Sam GraberRecorded in Los Angeles, CAhttps://www.briantylercohen.com/podcast/Visit votesaveamerica.com/georgia or votesaveamerica.com/getmitch to do your part for Georgia's Senate runoffs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.