100 episodes

The world is a complicated place. You need someone to expose the political fakers, fixers and takers, and cut through the mindless chatter and misdirection to make sense of it all. That person is Dan Proft and this is the Dan Proft Show.

Politicians take positions. Proft makes arguments. He's studied the western canons. He's read the books. He's seen every episode of "The Simpsons." From DesCartes to Cartman, Willy Loman to Groundskeeper Willie, he's the Firing Pin to William F. Buckley's "Firing Line" here to spark robust dialogue and see who can employ the most arcane (pop) cultural and artistic references to support their points of view.

Entrepreneur, editorial contributor to the Chicago Tribune, former Republican candidate for Illinois Governor, and morning drive radio talk show host with AM 560 The Answer in Chicago (560TheAnswer.com). He speaks truth to his audience with popular political commentary and provocative interviews with deep thinkers and solutionists.

The Dan Proft Show Podcast The Dan Proft Show

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The world is a complicated place. You need someone to expose the political fakers, fixers and takers, and cut through the mindless chatter and misdirection to make sense of it all. That person is Dan Proft and this is the Dan Proft Show.

Politicians take positions. Proft makes arguments. He's studied the western canons. He's read the books. He's seen every episode of "The Simpsons." From DesCartes to Cartman, Willy Loman to Groundskeeper Willie, he's the Firing Pin to William F. Buckley's "Firing Line" here to spark robust dialogue and see who can employ the most arcane (pop) cultural and artistic references to support their points of view.

Entrepreneur, editorial contributor to the Chicago Tribune, former Republican candidate for Illinois Governor, and morning drive radio talk show host with AM 560 The Answer in Chicago (560TheAnswer.com). He speaks truth to his audience with popular political commentary and provocative interviews with deep thinkers and solutionists.

    August 6, 2020

    August 6, 2020

    In re Sally Yates, plausible deniablity requires "plausible". "Scientists are pack animals" w/ @touchstonemag's Tony Esolen. Veteran virologist Steven Hatfill can't figure why the media besmirches HCQ as a therapeutic for #COVID infection in its early stages. Journalism is dying the death of 1000 tweets? W/ Thomas Moller-Nielsen. Dan Proft Parenting Tip: don't lick your kids, and Fatheads on obesity.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    August 5, 2020

    August 5, 2020

    My exclusive with Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass on being targeted for professional elimination by the Jacobins in his paper's newsroom. School closures "border on child abuse" w/ TheFederalist.com's David Marcus. Why won't #BlackLivesMatter oppose contemporary slavery? W/ TheAmericanConservative.com's Casey Chalk+ Religious Freedom Institute's Thomas Farr on Christian persecution in China, U.S. Biden fails cognitive test with CBS anchor. Kindergarten Cop = Birth of a Nation? Post-pandemic won't be a return to normal but a continuation of chaos with flailing institutions compelled to change...and college kids will be pushing on the universities, for example.. The gender reassignment correction.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    August 4, 2020

    August 4, 2020

    If Biden ducks debates he loses+ Follow the science on COVID-19--where? W/ Dr. Joel Zinberg. Cops as proxys for the people's frustrations with pols w/ Peter Moskos, "Cop in the Hood" author and Criminal Justice professor at John Jay College. New Discourses founder and best-selling author James Lindsay on the Marxists' case 2+2 can = 5. Which side is aided by the George Floyd bodycam video? On the latest installment of "Why Dan Proft is Single," an essay contest to secure the right to pay to attend a destination wedding...sounds like the groom needs an emergency evac.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    August 3, 2020

    August 3, 2020

    What will Biden do? W/ Free Beacon's Matthew Continetti. Who brought Malcolm Gladwell back to God...do read the reprint of his piece below (and "David and Goliath" if you haven't). Murders up 24% in US; DC murders ahead of '19 and cops arresting kids chalking pro-life messages on sidewalks. Spectator USA contributor Kate Hyde on the Left's secret lust for Trump. A COVID ad that writes itself. Some questions to determine if you have the soul of a fascist from Tony Esolen. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn doesn't know about violence in Portland, et al. What courthouse(s)? Re: Bible burnings, to each his own. Former Dallas cop Charles D. Hayes, author of "Blue Bias," on police reform, and, Ellen to be replaced? If so, it will have been her behavior and not her race, gender or sexual orientation that mattered. Interesting.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    July 31, 2020

    July 31, 2020

    Obama declares 2020 America to be 1963 Birmingham at John Lewis funeral service. Fox Business contributor Scott "The Cow Guy" Shellady on recovering from the govt-run economy. UCLA's Dr. Joseph Ladapo on the "White Coat Summit" (he was there). Nike's "anti-racism" at home and use of slave labor in China w/ "Bully of Asia" author Steven Mosher. "The Invincible Family" author Kimberly Ells on local law enforcement being supplanted by international law enforcement? Fauci backs Trump in testimony before the House; Dr. Redfield restates his contention that kids should be in school, and, Fredo Cuomo is a vile ignoramus who reduced the incredible life of an accomplished man named Herman Cain to a cheap political talking point.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    July 30, 2020

    July 30, 2020

    Bezos' pro-life, pro-entrepreneur, pro-America testimony. Anti-trust is anti-consumer with Will Rinehart, Center for Growth and Opportunity. Longtime Dem consultant Ted Van Dyke wrestles w/ Dems' defense of disorder, suppression of free expression. The mob, sophisticated barbarians denigrate not just a courthouse in Seattle but the memory of American hero William Kenzo Nakamura. Defending Flannery O'Connor w/ The Imaginative Conservative's Prof. David Deavel. CDC's Dr. Redfield confirms the gruesome projections of "excess" deaths of despair from lockdown policies keeping schools closed. Dr. Tony Fauci is this/close to proposing N95 body condoms. Trump's tweet may not have been the proper messaging but the underlying concerns about vote-by-mail elections are real...and aren't just for Republicans as the experience in Paterson, NJ, and NY, and an experiment by NYC's CBS affiliate illustrate. Wokefished...attention Manti Te'o, Jim Comey, and RIP Herman Cain.

    • 1 hr 52 min

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