Chuck’s End of Year Favorite Book List! Announcements


This holiday season Chuck is celebrating the gift of literacy by holding his favorite books of 2014 right up to his face, which is how he has to read things because he’s blind. We all have our hardships, but if one of yours is not having any books to read, then see below:   Steve Read more

The Case(s) Against the NSA, Tracking Haiti Aid, Vets Forgotten Announcements

  9:15 – Economist Mark Weisbrot follows the money from post-quake Haiti into the pockets of contractors and corporations. Mark has been keeping track of the situation at CEPR’s Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch blog. Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. 9:55 – Live from Seoul, Read more

Kevan Harris Goes Inside Iran’s Failed Green Movement Announcements

Iran scholar / Radical Pessimist / pretty nice looking guy Kevan Harris just posted his piece Failure and Success from the Inside and Outside: Studying Iran’s Green Movement at the Mobilizing Ideas blog. The title pretty much explains the post, but in the piece he explores different ways to examine social movements, explains why failure isn’t fruitless, Read more

Here’s Your First Look at Marc Flury’s Videogame Announcements

Irregular Correspondent Marc Flury is a busy guy. When he’s not on the air talking about secret fictional North Korean nuclear caves or debunking crazy American myths about the DPRK, he’s been launching a video game company with the bass player from Lightning Bolt. DROOL is that company, and they’ve just released the first live Read more

Saturday: Vanishing Flint Announcements


This is Hell! airs a live one hour show this Saturday beginning at 9AM (US central) with your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz. This weekend we talk Flint, Michigan with journalist Gordon Young. Gordon is the author of Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City which profiles his Michigan hometown. He publishes Read more

Saturday: Wealth, Power and Madness Announcements


This is Hell! airs a live four hour show this Saturday beginning at 9AM (US central) with your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz. Media Critic Robert McChesney gives us a tour of America’s Dollarocracy, where billionaires play election games with house money. Robert is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Read more

A Message From This Is Hell! Announcements,Shows

This is Hell! aired a live and completely uninterrupted four hour show today, Saturday, September 24, 2011. However this isn’t it. We’re trying something different, we are finally listening to you the listening audience and we’ll be breaking up the show into one segment per guest! Though this will take us sometime so don’t expect to see the podcast Read more

Past This is Hell! guest released by Iran Announcements

Past This is Hell! guest Shane Bauer has been released by Iran, as reported in The Associated Press story, “Iran releases 2 Americans jailed as spies.” Listen to our interview with Shane from June 13, 2009, by clicking here.