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Trump’s Fixer Gets Raided, The Bulletproof Sean Hannity, Also, Is Meeting with Russians Actually “Collusion”… Then, Our Guest, Sea Shepherd’s Heroic Captain on a 10 Year Hunt and Record-Breaking Pursuit of a Notorious Illegal Fishing Ship

Our guest, Captain Peter Hammarstedt, tells the story of finding the notorious poaching ship, The Thunder, in what is quite literally the middle of nowhere in he Southern Ocean and how once Sea Shepherd and the crew of The Bob Barker found The Thunder, a pursuit of record proportions began.

For 10 years the illegal fishing vessel, The Thunder, evaded capture and legal authorities.  Meantime, The Thunder and it’s crew laid waste to vast stretches of the oceans using drift nets that stretch hundreds of miles and they became among one of the worst offenders in the destruction of the oceans.

Captain Peter Hammarstedt followed in the footsteps of Sea Shepherd Captain and founder, Paul Watson and at age 29, Peter has developed a reputation for being passionate, skilled and doggedly determined.  He and his volunteer crew needed all those qualities to pursue THE THUNDER.

Captain Peter tells Mark and J.Elvis Weinstein what was involved in this potentially deadly cat and mouse game. The stakes were so high and the money involved so significant that it was not clear that Sea Shepherd’s crew wasn’t in mortal danger.

The Captain takes us through the whole harrowing story .

Sea Shepherd missions to stop illegal whaling, dolphin hunts and plundering of the world’s oceans never stop.

For more information on Peter and the Sea Shepherd mission to protect the oceans go to Sea Shepherd’s website:  https://seashepherd.org/

Michael Shure kicks the show off with the FAST 15.  He talks with Mark about Trump’s fixer, Michael Cohen and what might be in the piles of documents that came out of the raid on his office and home.

The two address former FBI head, James Comey’s book tour and what’s significant about it.  Should it change anything about the way we see Trump or Comey?

 

00-:03 Mark welcomes and intros

:03-:18 Michael Shure/politics THE FAST 15

:18-end Captain Peter Hammarsted

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HIS MOTHER WAS MURDERED AND HIS BROTHER BECAME A MURDERER…HE BECAME A TOP HOMICIDE COP…PLUS, MARK GOES ON A RIDE-ALONG IN COMPTON

Detective Rod Demery is a murder cop in Shreveport La.  His track record as a cop is undeniably good.

The way murder touched his life personally is undeniably eerie.

How he deals with his mother’s murder and then his brother becoming someone who is guilty of murder is only part of his story. But it’s a fascinating part.

His show on Discovery ID is MURDER CHOSE ME.

Michael Shure starts the show talking with Mark about the Canadian hockey team killed in a horrible traffic accident and how the entire sport of hockey mourns their loss.

Also, will there be increased American involvement in Syria?

And finally, Mark talks about his ride along with the cops in Compton and finding crystal meth in a car that was pulled over.

Show open 00:00 to 2:15

Fast 15 with Michael Shure 2:15 to 25:15

Murder Chose Me with Det. Rod Demery 25:15-47:00

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Our Show Is Threatened with a Lawsuit, Jimmy Dore Sets His Blowtorch on Establishment Democrats and the GOP..Plus, Comedian Laura House Has a New Album and a Wedding Proposal..

Mark starts the show by acknowledging some email and comments.

Then, he explains someone responded to the fact that the show was threatened with a lawsuit.  Mark explains.  00:00-4:22

Mark intros show 4:23-5:40

J Elvis Weinstein (comedian and documentary filmmaker) joins the conversation with comedian, Laura House.

Laura describes her boyfriend’s recent marriage proposal, the release of her new album and taking a crowd through meditation.    5:40-30:28

Jimmy Dore and Stef Zamarrano join Mark and waste no time ripping into corporate influenced Democrats and Republicans.  30:28-1:38:00

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THE DOG RESCUER: MARC CHING..INSIDE THE DARK WORLD OF THE ASIAN DOG MEAT MARKET… Also, The Scientology TV Channel, Activism and Gun Laws..Does It Make a Difference? And Remembering Sam Simon

The show starts with an intro and Mark addressing a Stitcher glitch. (00-4:05)

Then, THE FAST 15 and Michael Shure commenting on everything from John Bolton joining the Trump cabinet to the Iran Nuclear Deal to the worldwide gun rallies and the Scientology television network. (4:30-22:06)

Then Mark is joined by Laura House and J.Elvis Weinstein to talk with playwright Marc Acito.  He talks about his latest production, the George Takei inspired musical, Allegiance. (22:22-34:10)

A brief conversation with Chris DeRose (Last Chance For Animals) follows, remembering our friend, Sam Simon on the anniversary of his death this month.  Sam was the co-creator of THE SIMPSONS and a prolific humanitarian.  The two share memories and two funny audio clips. (34:50-43:00)  Last Chance For Animals is at www.lcanimal.org

Finally, Marc Ching.. Marc has made the infiltrating of the Asian dog meat market and rescuing animals from these torturous situations a life’s work.  He’s taken that work here to the USA where the IT’S LEGAL TO EAT DOGS AND CATS.

Marc tells us how he got in to this world and what the prospects are for the future. His organization is ANIMAL HELP AND WELLNESS https://animalhopeandwellness.org/marc-ching/

Marc is the last interview in the show.(43:00-1:30:00)

Our email is edgewithmarkthompson@gmail.com

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Everyone Seems to Want a Russian Connect, The President’s Porn Queen then Red Carpet War Stories with Sam Rubin. Finally, Creator of Reno 911 and Night at The Museum: Writer, Director Ben Garant

The episode begins with Michael Shure reporting in from Washington. Mark and Michael discuss former Blackwater chief, Erik Prince and the Russians as well as Jared Kushner and his almost forgotten connection to the Russians.
There’s also talk of Stormy Daniels and hush money.
And the administration lifts the ban on transporting into the USA the heads and other body parts of endangered animals bagged by trophy hunters.
Finally, a bizarre fraud case in which a convicted defendant almost walks after the fact.
Our main guest is Ben Garant.  Ben joins Mark Thompson and J Elvis Weinstein.
Ben created Reno 911 and Night At the Museum and is a prolific writer of comedy and he even has dipped into other genres, as he tells them
Ben has had other big successes like The Pacifier and he even discusses projects that didn’t go quite as well and what happened.  Ben gives us a look at show business through his the eyes of someone who has contributed to a lot of projects.
Before Ben arrives, Mark and J Elvis talk with Sam Rubin about the Oscar Red Carpet shows that just concluded and The Oscar show itself.  Mark then shares some red carpet nightmares from his own life of reporting from there.
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