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Podcast: Bobby Abtahi on How He Got Kicked Off a Virgin America Flight

He shares never-before-revealed details.
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Bobby Abtahi
Bobby Abtahi

Let’s make this crystal clear right from the start: Prominent Dallas lawyer Robert Abtahi, who goes by “Bobby,” no longer owns the URL www.bobbyfordallas.com. That much we know. And yet questions remain.

Primarily those questions center on the national-news-making incident in which Abtahi, an American of Persian descent, was denied his seat on a Virgin America flight from New York to Dallas last week. During our conversation at the Old Monk, Abtahi shared never-before-revealed details about what went down that day. #seaturtles

After that segment, stick around and behold Zac Crain unplugged. Listen to the full show below, or subscribe via iTunes or Stitcher.

But first, please note:

1. A dishdasha, or thawb, is an “ankle-length Arab garment, usually with long sleeves, similar to a robe. It is commonly worn in the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and neighbouring Arab countries.” Like these:

Photo: Wikicommons
Photo: Wikicommons

2. Here’s Mark Cuban on the Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore:

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3. In 2004, Cuban headlined his own knockoff of The Apprentice, called The Benefactor. It was terrible:

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4. It makes The Mark Cuban Show, from 2002, look not so bad:

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5. Jesse Ventura was awarded $1.845 million in his defamation lawsuit against Chris Kyle.

6. Taya Kyle’s book was American Wife: A Memoir of Love, War, Faith, and Renewal.

7. The Docket is, in fact, a show on MSNBC. Robert Abtahi appeared on it Tuesday:

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8. In the 1989 flick Road House, Patrick Swayze played a bouncer at a bar called the Double Deuce:

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9. Proud Iranian-American The Iron Sheik:

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Now, the show:

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