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November 29, 2016

Hi,

In the below photo I am leaning in and making love to the camera.

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This is my website. It pretty much blows. Chris Hauselt did a great job updating the blog everyday for a long time but I think it went under promoted by me and under appreciated by you so now it’s just a hub for my shit and to contact me.

The best way to reach me is through ol’ fashion telegram. Send it to: standupwithpete@gmail.com

I have always had a hard time keeping up with a website and even promoting myself in the digital age.  My work is about the work part. The part where I am on air or onstage. So when I’m not on air or on stage I work on getting better at being on air or onstage not at promoting it.

So if you have any ideas on how I can best promote the great work we do on SIRIUSXM Insight each and everyday or with my TV and Stand Up Comedy then let me know. Thanks for you interest and input. xoxoxo PD

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Au Revoir

September 9, 2016

Today on #SUPD

Mark Preston, exec. editor of CNN Politics, helped Pete wrap up the week in politics and figure out if Matt Lauer is a terrible journalist or a victim of circumstance.

Continuing this week’s discussion on education, Pete spoke with Vance Aloupis, the CEO of The Children’s Movement, about his organization’s advocacy.

For the hour three Friday Free For All, Pete welcomed MTV News’ National Correspondent, Jamil Smith and CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Nancy Giles. We talked race, Trump, and sports. You know, the usual.

 

-c.

 

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Homework.

September 8, 2016

Today on #SUPD

Education writer Alfie Kohn joined Pete to help keep this Back-to-School week chugging along. Alfie’s most recent book is “Schooling Beyond Measure: And Other Unorthodox Essays About Education,” but the conversation today leaned heavily on the topic of homework, so we’ll be grading it on a heavy curve.

Professional money manager and longtime friend of the show, Barry Ritholtz, joined us for the entire second hour. Barry is founder of The Big Picture blog, a Bloomberg View columnist and author of the wildly informative and infuriating, “Bailout Nation.” Pete and Ritholtz covered everything from Donald Trump to the new Apple iPhone.

All this week on his SiriusXM Insight show (that just happens to follow Stand Up on the program schedule so why even touch the radio?), Dean Obeidallah has been taking a look at New York and America in the 15 years since 9/11. He joined us in-studio at the start of the third hour to discuss that an more.

Finally today, Pete spoke with the great Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! about her time reporting from North Dakota, where Native American groups are locked in protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline. The conflict grew physical and ugly this week, and Goodman’s crew captured it on film.

-c.

 

 

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Ain’t Got Time to Weed

September 7, 2016

Today on #SUPD

Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen and the Global Poverty Project, stopped by to talk up this year’s Global Citizen Festival in NYC and the companion app that asks users to help end poverty in easy, unique ways.

SNL cast members present and past, Bobby Moynihan and Taran Killam, joined us in-studio to chat up their new comedy, “Brother Nature,” out this Friday in theaters and available in digital release. We discussed being in Nature, being famous, being Arnold Schwarzenegger, being Donald Trump, and being very very funny.

Then, Pete picked up the thread of education once again this week, talking with Charles Best, founder and CEO of Donors Choose, to discuss the ways in which his organization makes aids the educational needs of teachers in classrooms across the country.

We closed out today’s show with former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura. Pete and The Body discussed the ways in which cannabis use has helped him and can help millions of others, his new job working for RT, and his new book, “Marijuana Manifesto.”

It’s weird that the movie Predator came up during today’s show, and not in the segment featuring one of its stars…

-c.

 

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Post-Labor

September 6, 2016

Today on #SUPD

Daily Beast editor-in-chief and CNN contributor, John Avlon, helped make sense of the latest polls in the Presidential election, as things get serious with just over two months left before election day.

Then, Pete’s brother Brian Dominick hung out for the meaty middle section of the show, where the siblings discussed everything from failures of Capitalism to police brutality, the Presidential Election, environmentalism and more. SO MUCH MORE.

Today’s last guest was astronomer Phil Plait who, both at Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and at his @BadAstronomer account on Twitter, challenges himself, and us, to separate bad science from good. Pete and Phil discussed what motivates people to oppose climate science and whether or not radio signals in Russia could lead to contact with an alien race (it won’t).

 

 

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Hermine

September 2, 2016

Today! On! #SUPD!

Pete welcomed Phillip Bump from the Washington Post to recap the week in politics, CNN contributor and former SC state representative Bakari Sellers to discuss Trump, race and more, plus a third hour filled with our favorites Bill Schulz and Ophira Eisenberg!

Now, get out there and enjoy the last, waning days of the Summer of your lives, for November spawns a monster!

 

-c.

 

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Down Mexico Way

September 1, 2016

Today on #SUPD

Vox.com’s Tara Golshan gave us an explainer on France’s hard line against religion with a series of laws that tend to target those of Muslim faith more than others. Case in point: Burkinis on the French Riviera.

Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi has been on-and-off the campaign trail for a year or more, mostly following the Trump campaign. He joined Pete today for a debriefing of the sordid state of modern politics.

In hour three, CNN “New Day” co-host, Alisyn Camerota brought us tales from the heart of the mainstream media, including  her odd and contentious exchange with Newt Gingrich about facts vs. feelings.

 

-c.

 

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Kaep-tain America

August 31, 2016

Today on #SUPD

Sports on Earth and Bloomberg Politics writer, Will Leitch, framed the Colin Kaepernick national anthem protest in a historical context, leaning on the past actions (and inactions) of athletes like Muhammad Ali, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown and OJ Simpson.

Then, Pete spoke with Erick Erickson, founding editor of The Resurgent and former editor-in-chief of Redstate.com. It’s been awhile since Erick’s been on the show and a lot has changed on the right side of the aisle. The two talked Donald Trump and the alt-right community. Erickson is a fan of neither.

Finally, we spent the third hour gazing into the future of American travel and industry with tech entrepreneur and alternative investment expert Bob Rice. What makes Bob’s segments so great is that he puts our focus on the topics everyone else will be talking about a year from now, so we get to feel smart when self-driving cars, 3D printing and wearable tech come up at parties. We aren’t smart though, are we? No, not smart at all.

-c.

 

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Clowning Around, By Which We Mean Murder

August 30, 2016

Today on #SUPD

MSNBC host Joy Ann Reid joined Pete to talk Colin Kaepernick’s protest, Anthony Weiner’s latest indignity and the presidential election, now just 70 days away.

Then, Pete had a thoughtful and at time somber conversation with Georgia State University law professor Eric Segall about two of the most inescapable aspects of human existence: loss and grief.

In hour three, we welcomed stand-up comic Chuck Booms and Emmy Award-winning journalist David Shuster to shoot the breeze with Pete on the topics of the week, young as it is. At times, it got as heated as a Tijuana parking lot. You should definitely check it out onDemand.

Oh, and throughout today’s show we kept you updated on the freaky clown situation in Greenville, SC.

 

-c.

 

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Zoobabay

August 29, 2016

Today on Stand Up!

Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, gave Pete the CFR take on the conflict in Syria, Russia, Donald Trump and…the MTV VMAs?

In an open phones segment, we wondered about black voter support for Donald Trump, and you responded with gusto.

Then, Dr. Aaron Carroll joined us once again for our regular look into the world of healthcare and health-myths. Dr. Carroll is Director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research at Indiana University, as well as an award winning YouTube star, an author and a contributor to New York Times’ Upshot blog.

Finally, we spoke with FusionTV host and special correspondent Alicia Menendez about her experience as a pregnant woman living in the midst of Zika and Zika-fear laden south Florida.

Oh, then we all had a hearty laugh at Donald Trump’s dislike of mosquitos.

-c.

 

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Mark & Bruce & Bill & Rich

August 26, 2016

Today on SUPD:

CNN’s executive editor, Politics Mark Preston wrapped up the week in politics and explained Irish-Catholic devotion to JFK.

Comedian Bruce Bruce made us realize a few things about cat owners.

Comic and former MTV VJ Bill Bellamy taught us how to look and smell good.

and National Review editor Rich Lowry helped Pete sum up the Week In Trump, with a detour into the world of Alt-Right politics.

-c!

 

 

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Rather Good

August 25, 2016

Today on Stand Up!

NYU Journalism Professor and author of the PressThink.or blog, Jay Rosen, helped us figure out how the media should be handling Donald Trump.

Then, we got an informed take on race and the election and White America’s role in both from anti-racist activist and author, Tim Wise.

We closed the show out with an hour-long visit with DAN RATHER. nbd. whatevs.

 

-c.

 

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Sidecar Racers

August 24, 2016

Today on Stand Up!

To help preview the National Parks special Pete is hosting tomorrow night @ 6 East on SiriusXM Insight 121, Pete spent some time with Ted Roosevelt V, businessman and environmentalist, who as President Teddy Roosevelt’s great-great-grandson is helping celebrate the National Parks Service’s Centennial and calling attention to the need for land preservation in our parks and beyond.

Monday was influential culture/gossip/media site Gawker’s last day in operation, the rest of its sister site’s having been sold to Univision at auction. To help Pete figure out Gawker’s place in new media history and how it came to such an end, we asked Death & Taxes editor-in-chief, Brian Abrams, to join us. Brain is author of “Gawker: An Oral History.”

“Car Matchmaker” returns for a third season on the Esquire Channel and host Spike Feresten joined us in-studio for a third visit. We talked everything from Pete’s skepticism concerning motorcycle sidecars to the kinds of assumptions it is safe/not safe to draw about certain luxury car owners to Tesla Motor Company’s future in a busy electric-car world.

Finally, we dialed the international calling code for Iraq and spoke with retired Army Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, who is currently in Irbil reporting for The National Interest and others. Pete and Daniel discussed the current situation in Iraq and Syria and the ongoing refugee crisis, then we took your calls.

-c.

 

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Biden Our Time

August 23, 2016

Today on Stand Up!

Daily Beast editor-in-chief, John Avlon, helped us figure out what the heck the media should do with an increasingly fractured and distant-from-reality Trump campaign.

Economics and global affairs journo, Ali Velshi, discussed his role in all this election chaos, as he often finds himself as the economic fact-checker on cable news panels with Trump surrogates.

One thing that is terrible and a real anchor on producer Chris’ life is student loan debt. Pete talked to Slate.com’s Jordan Weissmann about the current slate of programs meant to ease the pressure of student loan debt and those on display by your Presidential candidates.

Finally, we checked in with Steve Clemons, Washington DC Editor-at-Large at The Atlantic, about Vice President Joe Biden and his closely held beliefs and history with foreign policy and more: The Biden Doctrine.

 

-c.

 

 

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