2622 - The Lies and Legacy of Donald Rumsfeld & Unionizing Newsrooms w/ Digby, Lowell Peterson, and Andy Kindler
The Majority Report with Sam Seder
Sam hosts Heather "Digby" Parton to discuss the week's top stories, including the infrastructure negotiations, SCOTUS decisions to gut voter rights, and more. Then, WGA East Executive Director Lowell Peterson joins to discuss the unionization efforts at MSNBC Digital. Digby and Sam start off the show by looking back to the start of their careers in the wake of the 2000 election, 9/11, and the Iraq War. They reflect on the disturbing legacy Donald Rumsfeld leaves behind, focused on his role in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens, and how he and the Republican machine used 9/11 as the perfect jumping-off point for bombing the Middle East, before remembering somewhat more fondly the absurdity of conservative culture war around France’s pushback to the attacks. After looking deeper into how today’s Republican authoritarianism stems from the legacy of the Bush Administration, Lowell Peterson of the WGA joins to discuss the recent boom in media unionization. He and Sam look into the unionization effort at MSNBC Digital, and the irony of listening to a supposedly pro-union company explain why collective bargaining is good everywhere but under their roof. Sam also cover’s the development in yesterday’s SCOTUS decisions, and the dark shadow rising over the future of getting money out of politics and democracy as a whole. And in the Fun Half: Andy Kindler joins to provide an industry perspective on Ben Shapiro’s analysis of conservative values in film. They explore the fundamental importance of choice in the pro-life film, A Quiet Place, the view that we exist beyond our earthly bodies as expressed in Soul, and the general right-wing theme of overcoming our social context… even when that context is capitalism. Then, Sam covers the Exxon leak, exploring the disturbing behind-the-scenes of fossil fuel executives ensuring the US Senate stays in line with their interests, and a green Kyrsten Sinema offers up a perfect take on today’s issues facing… Kyrsten Sinema, plus, your IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: firstname.lastname@example.org) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: Magic Spoon is a new cereal company that’s discovered a way to recreate your favorite childhood cereals with 0 sugar, 12 grams of protein, and only 3 net grams of carbs in each serving. Go to magicspoon.com/majorityreport to grab a variety pack and try it today, and use promo code MAJORITYREPORT at checkout to get free shipping. Tushy: Hello Tushy cleans your butt with a precise stream of fresh water for just $79. It attaches to your existing toilet – requires NO electricity or additional plumbing – and cuts toilet paper use by 80% – so the Hello Tushy bidet pays for itself in a few months. Go to hellotushy.com/majority to get 10% off today! Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes. Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn
90. Andy Kindler: Actually, Everybody Loves Andy, Amirite?
Conversation For Adults
I discovered Andy Kindler as the other funny guy on “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Currently, he voices Mort the mortician on “Bob’s Burgers,” which I don’t fuck with, but I may now on principle. In this episode, we dig deep: why he's been in bed with me a lot lately, his OCD, his writing, traditional Jewish humor, my crush on Kristen Schaal, the omnipresent H. Jon Benjamin (who I’ve loved since “Dr. Katz” and “Hey Monie!”, but enough already, with the this, the THAT, the ARBY’S and the jock-itch cream-- yeesh) and his fond memories of summer camps (mine, notsomuch). But he takes me on his journey, and we talk comedy, my adopted Jewish grandfather, writer Harvey Pekar, and the artistic merit behind everyone’s favorite sitcoms and films. What -- I should say more? It’s #conversationforadults.Resources:Twitter: @AndyKindlerInstagram: @andykindlersuperstarAlbum: “Hence the Humor”Website: Andy Kindler.comLet’s Talk:Website: conversationforadults.comInstagram: @conversationforadultsFacebook: facebook.com/conversationforadultswithjimiizraelTwitter: @convoforadultsConversation for Adults is a production of Crate Media
Live From The Bunker: Day 358 with ANDY KINDLER, JAMES ADOMIAN, ALICE WETTERLUND, & MARC MARON!
Pep Talks w/ The Bitter Buddha
Eddie is quarantined in his bunker, and he is bringing you with him! Today's guests: ANDY KINDLER, JAMES ADOMIAN, ALICE WETTERLUND, & MARC MARON! You can catch the bunker LIVE on Instagram with @EddiePep every Tuesday at 4:00 PST! Audio comes out the following morning. Keep this going and DONATE to Eddie: https://ko-fi.com/eddiepepitoneSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
I talk to one of my favorite comedians Andy Kindler. We discuss OCD, how I never took orchestra auditions, Andy’s past playing violin, viola and death, anxiety, being honest in therapy, self-doubt seeping into everything, medication, thinking we can control everything, spirituality, regrets, enjoying the moment more with age, death beds, not being so hard on ourselves, and more! New episodes every Tuesday! Be sure to subscribe. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @isabelhagen_ and check out www.isabelhagen.com Listen to Andy's new album Hence the Humor here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/hence-the-humor/1509307585 and his podcast Thought Spiral here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thought-spiral/id1236787765
DisclaimerIt's a comedy podcast. There's explicit language.Guest Andy Kindler from "Bob's Burgers" and "Everybody Loves Raymond" talks about his album "Hence, the Humor" and opens up about his struggles with anxiety and OCD. Also discussed: becoming like Howard Hughes during the pandemic, and his time doing remote broadcast bits for David Letterman. Plus racism, bigotry, Rachel Ray, dog food, asbestos blankies... pretty much everything you can think of.Good NewsWith pipes in Texas freezing and bursting, the wait list for plumbers is long. And so one good Samaritan from another state decided to help out. Wait until you hear how far he traveled. Headlines The FDA has approved Johnson & Johnson's covid vaccine for emergency use. An important LGBTQ rights bill has passed. Largely without the support of the GOP.A strange ocean creature went viral, because it looks like a penis!Costco is raising their starting wage to $16 an hour.Art sales have increased during the pandemic.Showbiz NewsTiger Woods was in a serious car crash. Lady Gaga's dogwalker was shot, and 2 of her French bulldogs were stolen.Charlize Theron says she'd love to star in a lesbian version of Die Hard.Another Golden Globes ceremony is in the books.Guns n Roses front man Axl Rose is on a new episode of Scooby Doo and Guess Who?UpdateSome good came out of the DDoS attack on Dan's podcast host, Buzzsprout.The Daily Detour now has a blog! Find text versions of things you heard on the podcast, with additional info and commentary, and lovely full-color pictures! Check it out here.Daily Detour on YouTube Videos, live-streams and bonus content. Check it out here.Daily Detour ShopDaily Detour merch is for sale at Tee Public.Coffee and travel mugs that are perfect for sipping hot cocoa on cold winter nights. Review the PodcastThank you for listening to the Daily Detour. May we ask a small favor? Would you please write a review on Apple Podcasts? It will help more listeners find this program that you are enjoying. Or are at least tolerating. Thank you so much!Dig Deeper Dan’s website has all kinds of audio, video and pics to check out.
Blocked by Alec Baldwin (with Andy Kindler & Kate Aurthur)
Double Threat with Julie Klausner & Tom Scharpling
Andy Kindler has been a stand-up comic for over 30 years; toured endlessly all over North America; co-starred in hit TV shows like "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Bob's Burgers", and "Maron"; spent years doing regular field pieces on Letterman; and delivers the "State of the Industry" address at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal ever year. Yet somehow, he only released his debut comedy album *this year*. In a way, it's fitting that a comic known for deconstructing the craft would wait until a global pandemic to release "Hence the Humor" via digital download and streaming.Less than a week after delivering this year's JFL "State of the Industry" address via Zoom for the first time with the festival moving online due to COVID-19, our own Andrew Lizotte joined Kindler on Zoom for a long conversation covering the 7 year process putting out the new album, what goes into making the address at JFL every year (and what was different about this year), Kindler's thoughts on "cancel culture", and a deep dive into each other's experiences with therapy, medication, and mental health.