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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.

The Dan Proft Show Podcast The Dan Proft Show

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    • 4.8, 54 Ratings

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.

    May 28, 2020

    May 28, 2020

    Why the identiarian Left is connecting the Cooper v. Cooper Central Park tempest to the police-involved killing of George Floyd...why would they throw a Champagne Socialist, Obama-donor like Amy Cooper under the bus? How do they connect such a silly matters as that between a woman walking her dog and a man watching birds to something as serious at the apparent murder of a civilian by a police officer? I'll explain. Benjamin tenOvever, Microbiology Professor at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, explains how #COVID19 hijacks cells like nothing he's ever studied. Losing our humanity? Pro-life feminist of "Unplanned" renown AbbyJohnson worries. Alyssa Ahlgren offers a MN millennial's views on George Floyd and the lockdowns. Physical exhaustion from Zoom meetings is a real thing with possible scientific explanations. "Without popular fear, no government could endure more than 24 hours," said economic historian Robert Higgs. Fear pols stoking fear. City Journal editor, author, and former NYT reporter John Tierney explains.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    May 27, 2020

    May 27, 2020

    Trump v. Twitter. Cooper v. Cooper. George Floyd's murder. Angelo Codevilla argues for FISA repeal. Obama owes Trump an apology, says Matt Mayer, Spectator USA Contributor. DC journo Robert Merry remembers when liberals despised the deep state. Reason.com's Jacob Sullum on CDC's #COVID19 stats and a middle way forward. MSNBC reporter gets pantsed by a Packer in Lake Geneva, WI, And McEnany continues to pound the DC press propagandists.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    May 26, 2020

    May 26, 2020

    CDC revises down it's CFR rate, the forthcoming publication of a study in a medical journal suggests many more American than previously thought may have developed some immunity to COVID-19, and the Oxford Vaccine group is rooting for the virus to stick around? All this and more in a broad conversation about sensible sciene with Dr. Kevin Pham. I'll ask Peter Kirsanow, member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, if, per the Biden standard, he "ain't black". Politicians cannot dampen RealClearMarkets.com's John Tamny's optimism about the recovery. Pajama Boy Nietzscheans isn't just the name of my Fine Young Cannibals tribute band...my conversation with Clemson University's C. Bradley Thompson. From a MN millennial to a southern IL county judge, Americanism defined. Dumping the SAT. Cosmopolitan isn't...a former Cosmo culture propagandist comes clean (even better than a former CBS News President's modest concession). R Street Senior Fellow R.J. Lehmann on the House Dems plans to rope commercial insurance carriers into COVID-19 disaster relief. Former W. Homeland Security Secretary's plan for reopening DC schools is no reopening at all.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    May 22, 2020

    May 22, 2020

    UCLA's Dr. Manish Butte and microbiologist Andrew Bogan on antibody testing. Peoloton is racist and "you ain't black" if you don't vote Biden. Identitarian politics won't be a #COVID19 casualty w/ Hillsdale College's David Azerrad. Appreciating truckers thru truck-drivin' songs w/ Manhattan Institute's Howard Husock. 33% unemployment in Kentucky. Nearly 40M first-time unemployment filers in the last 8 weeks. But AEI's Michael Strain says the American Dream is alive and well. David Marcus on reopening NYC reminds us it's very possible that we're governed by idiots. Chicagoans are all 12-year-old girls according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot. And, on this Memorial Day, remembering those who sacrificed their lives for freedom versus those who willing sacrifice their freedom these days with Hillsale College History Professor Emertius Thomas Conner.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    May 21, 2020

    May 21, 2020

    Biden's Ukrianian phone-a-friend w/ TheHayride.com's Scott McKay. No innovation without operation w/ "How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom" author Matt Ridley. Is Fauci-ism just 21stC Gramsci-ism? W/ Claremont Institute's repository of common-sense realism, Robert Curry. TheHill.com contributor Grady Means on our "New" Constitution+ 600 doctors a day keeps lockdown away? The opinion divide on lockdown between elites who trust government (and don't trust non-elites) and the non-elites who trust their fellow man. What is the one thing American is doing or might do that worries the Chinese Communists the most? W/ Epoch Times' Josh Philipp. The DC Press Corps is making it more difficult to get the science on HCQ correct. Is it so perfectly American that the Nathan Hales of the Lockdown Era are barbers/stylists like Karl Manke (MI), Shelley Luther (TX) and Carson Norman (PA).

    • 1 hr 52 min
    May 20, 2020

    May 20, 2020

    Are we committing national suicide? Former head of neuroradiology Dr. Scott Atlas is worried with the lockdown we are. Former CIA Analyst Fred Fleitz helps us understand unmasking, the CIA's manipulation of a willing media and the deceit of Susan Rice. Breaking up the FBI is hard to do? Catholic U.'s Bill Smith makes the case it shouldn't be. What must we do to get the kids back to school? My discussion with AEI's Jim Capretta. Speaking of school, Mike "Dirty Jobs" Rowe weighs in on what COVID-19 has exposed about college. The NFL's revised Rooney Rule and the SJW's end game with former NYU professor (and reformed Marxist) and "Beyond Woke" author Michael Rectenwald. CA Gov. Gavin Newsom's inadvertent insight in his pitch for $1T in federal relief. The rehabilitation of former Buzzfeeder and now NYTimes media columnist Ben Smith continues with his examination of Ronan Farrow setting up a Farrow vs. Matt Lauer square-off, And, the latest edition Why Dan Proft is Single...and also not a 911 dispatcher.

    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Phillygirl1807 ,

Great show with informative guests

I discovered Dan Proft when he was a guest host on the Dennis Prager Show. I found his podcast, and now I listen to most shows. He brings guests with expertise to discuss a variety of issues. His conservative, steady temperament has given me hope that we can get through this COVID-19 crisis. I get an education every time I listen to his program.

JennyMarie96 ,

Yay!!

So happy to have more Dan Proft in the world. He calms the crazy.

IndyMikeBB ,

Great show!

Literate, thoughtful: he covers a wealth of information not available anywhere else.

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