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Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on the wave of strikes against neoliberal cuts in Brazil. / The Radical Pessimist, Kevan Harris explores the myth of the bootstrapping European immigrant.
Writer Laurie Penny traces the Brexit shock to a long, drab decade of austerity culture in the UK. Laurie wrote the article “Brexit, Pursued by Despair” for The Baffler. / PLUS: Chuck vs the opposition, Kevan Harris in-studio!
Favorite interviews from deep within the This Is Hell! archives. Inside the diamond cartel [2:37] / Blowback and 9-11 [29:51] / Pro-choice politics [1:12:44] / The Second Congo War [1:42:23] / Hope for the left [2:16:59]
Political scientist Maya Rockeymoore examines the coming labor impact of autonomous vehicles. Maya is co-author of the report “Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, Driving Jobs, and the Future of Work” from the Center for Global Policy Solutions. / Dans un moment de vérité, Jeff Dorchen puts the “ris” in Paris.
Writer Jessa Crispin explains why feminism has lost its radical promise – and how to recapture it. Jessa wrote the book Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto from Melville House. PLUS: Question From Hell!
Development researcher Rebecca Reeve explains how the garment industry packages exploitation as empowerment. Rebecca wrote the article “PR, profit and ‘empowering women’ in the garment industry” for openDemocracy. Journalist Michelle Chen examines the rise of hate groups in the Obama and Trump terms. Michelle wrote the article “Donald Trump’s Rise Has Coincided With an Explosion Read more
Security analyst Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault traces the roots of America’s new torture norms to pre-9/11 conservatism. Elizabeth is author of “How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture” from Columbia University Press. PLUS: Chuck vs hate / Rotten History
Kabul-based journalist Kate Clark examines the future of drone killings – in Afghanistan and beyond. Kate wrote the articles “Afghanistan, birthplace of the armed drone” and “Targeted Killings – a future model for Afghanistan?” for Afghanistan Analysts Network. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen spills his guts about meat eating.
Writer Lauren Elkin explores the liberatory power of simply wandering around the city, on foot, as a woman. Lauren is author of the book “Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London” from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Policy analyst Alyssa Aquino reports on the experience of undocumented Filipino immigrants in Trump’s America. Alyssa wrote the article “Undocumented Filipinos Are Living a Special Nightmare in Trump’s America” at Foreign Policy in Focus. / Writer Judith Levine discusses radicalism, liberalism and things worse than fear in the Trump era. Judith wrote the essay “Descent Read more
Historian Marjorie Spruill traces the ongoing, 40+ year battle between feminism and Christian conservatism. Marjorie is author of “Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics” from Bloomsbury. PLUS: Chuck vs discrimination / Rotten History
Journalist Victoria Law examines the legal labyrinth facing parents post-incarceration. Victoria wrote the recent article “Double Punishment: After Prison, Moms Face Legal Battles to Reunite With Kids” for Truthout. In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen monitors our constant dystopia.