The Rubin Report

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The Rubin Report
The Rubin Report Logo.jpg
Genre Political commentary
Created by Dave Rubin
David Janet
Presented by Dave Rubin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Larry King[2]
David Janet[3]
Producer(s) Amiria Harper-Rose[1]
Location(s) Los Angeles, California
Camera setup Multi-Camera
Production company(s) The Young Turks 2013–2015
RYOT 2015
Ora TV 2015–2016
Independently Produced 2016–present
Original release February 16, 2013 – present
External links
Official website
The Rubin Report

The Rubin Report is a political news talk show hosted by Dave Rubin, currently airing on YouTube.[4] The full audio of each episode is additionally available as a downloadable podcast.

In The Rubin Report, Rubin interviews authors, activists, journalists, comedians, actors, and professors.[5]


Dave Rubin left The Six Pack radio show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio in New York City in 2013 to launch a political talk show called The Rubin Report in Los Angeles, California.[6]

In 2015, the show briefly moved to RYOT News.[7]

In August 2015, Larry King's Ora TV picked up the show which debuted on September 9, 2015.[8] The Rubin Report became the network's third political commentary show alongside PoliticKING with Larry King and Jesse Ventura's Off the Grid.[9]

On June 13, 2016, Rubin announced in a YouTube video he and his crew were leaving Ora TV and founding his own independent production company to continue The Rubin Report on YouTube.[10][2] Upon this announcement, he also informed viewers of the creation of PayPal and Patreon accounts to help fund his new endeavor. Within 5 days of the announcement, The Rubin Report met its initial goal of $20,000 pledged per month in fan donations to continue production of the show.[11]

Notable guests have included Sam Harris, Larry King, John McCain, Don Lemon, Roseanne Barr, Maajid Nawaz, Ben Shapiro, Dennis Prager, Lauren Southern, Christina Hoff Sommers, Jordan Peterson, Larry Elder, Michael Shermer, Steven Crowder, Phil Mason, Paul Joseph Watson, Carl Benjamin, Shon Hopwood, Nick Cohen, Dinesh D'Souza, Lawrence Krauss, Margaret Cho, Milo Yiannopoulos, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Max Lugavere, Michael Malice, Candace Owens, Johnny C. Taylor Jr., Austin Petersen, Stephen Fry, Laci Green, Bill Whittle, Tommy Sotomayor, Andrew Klavan, Gary Johnson, Glenn Beck, Jesse Ventura, Stefan Molyneux, Tarek Fatah, Bob Saget, Alex Epstein, David Frum, Yanis Varoufakis, Aron Flam, Colin Moriarty, Scott Adams, Brendan O'Neill, Philip DeFranco, Brigitte Gabriel, John Kasich, Douglas Murray, Niall Ferguson, Thomas Sowell, David Horowitz, Blaire White and Yaron Brook.[12][13]

In 2016, Rubin interviewed Lubna Yaseen, a student being persecuted in Iraq for her atheism. She was later brought to the United States by the Center for Inquiry's program Secular Rescue.[14]


From 2013 to 2015, The Rubin Report featured a panel of two guests and covered weekly news stories. After launching on Ora TV in 2015, the show took a more focused approach on the big ideas relating to politics and religion, as well as a focus on one on one interviews and monologues from Rubin.[15] The Rubin Report consists of three segments: Direct Message, The Sit Down, and The Panel.[16]

The Direct Message segment is a monologue delivered by Rubin that opens each episode of The Rubin Report. The segment features Rubin's personal views on the topic that will be discussed with the guest or panel in that episode.[16]

The Sit Down segment features a one-on-one interview between Rubin and the guest. Guests are usually authors, journalists, comedians, or professors.[16]

The Panel segment features a panel of two guests and focuses on a theme within current events.[16] There has been one Panel segment since the show's launch on Ora TV.[17]


On The Rubin Report, Rubin consistently identifies as a classical liberal with libertarian leanings.

The show often focuses on criticizing elements within the progressive movement, which he refers to as the "regressive left",[18] a term coined by activist Maajid Nawaz.[19] Rubin has stated that "regressives are the left's version of the tea party.", and that he views being politically progressive as "a mental disorder"[20]

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  1. ^ The Rubin Report. "Our Crew". The Rubin Report. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  2. ^ a b Armin Rosen. "Dave Rubin, The Voice of Liberals Who Were Mugged By Progressives". Tablet Magazine. Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  3. ^ Curtis M Wong. "Dave Rubin Of 'The Rubin Report' On His Engagement To David Janet". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2014-12-23. 
  4. ^ Beatrice Verhoeven. "Dave Rubin's 'Rubin Report' Joins Larry King's Ora TV (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  5. ^ Biddle, Craig (2016-06-10). "Dave Rubin and the Return of Classical Liberalism". The Objective Standard. Retrieved 2016-08-07. Dave Rubin, the host of the show, interviews authors, activists, journalists, comedians, actors, and professors, and he digs deep into the issues at hand. 
  6. ^ Paul Hagen. "The Six Pack". Metrosource. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  7. ^ "YouTube". 
  8. ^ Beatrice Verhoeven. "Dave Rubin's 'Rubin Report' Joins Larry King's Ora TV (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  9. ^ Curtis M. Wong. "Comedian And LGBT Advocate Dave Rubin Brings 'The Rubin Report' To Ora TV". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2015-07-30. 
  10. ^ The Rubin Report. "SUPPORT The Rubin Report! (And Where Your Money Goes)". YouTube. Retrieved 2015-06-21. 
  11. ^ Patreon. "The Rubin Report". Patreon. Retrieved 2015-06-21. 
  12. ^ "The Rubin Report". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  13. ^ "Yaron Brook Returns to The Rubin Report". Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  14. ^ Robson, David (2018-01-18). "The 'Underground Railroad' To Save Atheists". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2018-02-14. 
  15. ^ Rob Burgess. "Best New Podcasts of 2015". Kokomo Tribune. Retrieved 2015-12-11. 
  16. ^ a b c d The Rubin Report. "The Rubin Report YouTube Channel: About". YouTube. Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  17. ^ The Rubin Report. "YouTube Playlist: The Panel". YouTube. Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  18. ^ Lloyd, Peter (2016-08-01). "Meet Dave Rubin, host of the most influential chat show you've never heard of". The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-08-07. As the face of YouTube’s The Rubin Report, he single-handedly champions politically incorrect discussion on everything deemed sacred by generation snowflake – from religion’s problem with homosexuality to double-standards in feminism and the rise of the regressive left (a fashionable movement, he says, that’s full of liberals shutting down debate “by smearing their opponents to promote a cause”). 
  19. ^ "Maajid Nawaz on Sam Harris and the Regressive Left". Ora TV. Retrieved 2015-10-01. 
  20. ^ "Dave Rubin Talks About the Regressive Left". Ora TV. Retrieved 2015-10-07. 

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