This is Hell! Live:


We’re broadcasting live from 9AM – 10AM on WNUR 89.3FM, streaming here on our site, and published via podcast shortly after. By Monday morning we’ll have individual, streamable Soundcloud links to each interview. You’re welcome, America!




9:15 - Historian Edward Baptist finds slavery deeply embedded in the roots of American capitalism.

Edward is author of the new book The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.  

10:00 - Journalist Steve Horn explains how the fracking industry bought its way onto public lands.

Steve has been digging through a new DC spending bill for his DeSmog Blog articles Revealed: How Big Oil Got Expedited Permitting for Fracking on Public Lands Into the Defense Bill and Not Just Public Lands: Defense Bill Also Incentivizes Fracked Gas Vehicles  

10:30 - Legal scholar Richard Falk profiles Palestinian resistance, under occupation and around the world.

Richard wrote about his experience as UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine in his new book Palestine: The Legitimacy of Hope.


11:15 - Activist Rory Fanning talks about his path from Afghanistan to conscientious objector.

12:10 - Lagunitas founder / microbrew giant Tony McGee takes a macro-level look at beer industry ethics.

Tony returns to talk about the publication of his new book So You Want to Start a Brewery?: The Lagunitas Story.  

12:40 - Jeff Dorchen tortures further the already tortured logic of torture.

But what is torture anymore anyway? Seriously, what is it? We've changed what that word means so many times.Read More...
  • walter raczynski

    THE U.S. CONGRESS PATRIOT PROTECTION LIBERTY ACT Whearas, The Congress having protected the American People by removing obstacles from individual firearm ownership, including the unduly burdensome and unpatriotic requirement for background checks: now deigns to assert the same fundamental rights to itself in the environs when in session, in committee, while executing their duties to the American people while in the Congressional office buildings, while campaigning and or fundraising, while at their residences, and to include those toiling at the offices of their consorts in the K-street region.
    Just a thought…the hilarity would be mega awesome!

  • Gerald Pechenuk

    Serious Suggestion: With the situation blowing up and out of control in Ukraine, at this very moment, as I write this, it would
    be wise to bring together a serious discussion of the threat of World War III, and what can and must be done to prevent that from occurring.
    I think you have a roster of people who you have had on previously, such as Paul Craig Roberts, who are well qualified to discuss this, and
    I can help assist getting others that you might want to have on. Take care, Gerald Pechenuk at

  • Brian Foley

    Great interview with Glennon. Re unelected gov’t – I’m in middle of reading the amazing book, JFK and the Unspeakable (2008), by James W. Douglass. I heartily recommend it. Unelected government problem undoubtedly has grown only worse in the ensuing 50 years.

  • Peter Swayze

    Q. What do you like about the right?
    A. I like lots of crazy people.

  • jim chin

    who’s the anti-semite on your show? is he finkelstein’s boyfriend? i’m joking…my own sister and some of our mutual friend’s have asserted that just discussing israel/palestine is anti-semetic; “why are you obsessing about a tiny nation? you must hate jews…” but this ignores the attention that israel’s own supporters have brought to their occupation. the fact is the entire project is a relic of colonial reality, a settlement by europeans that reduces native populations to second class citizens. sadly.

  • Mocando

    Let me also agree with Brian Foley here. I would also thoroughly recommend JFK and The Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W Douglass. It is the best book by far that I have read about the JFK assassination. The exhaustive research that Douglass underwent whilst writing this book is incredible. He marshals a dizzying array of compelling evidence to mount a very persuasive case. The pages stick to your fingers like glue and you will think about it nearly every day longer after you close the final page. Brilliant. A must read.
    Interestingly the book comes highly recommended by the likes of United Nations Special Rapporteur Richard Falk, Martin Sheen, Oliver Stone, Yoko Ono, John Perkins, Mark Lane and most tellingly, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

  • IndyRadio

    Has Todd been to Sacramento? It’s a long way from Bakersfield ;)

  • IndyRadio

    Too bad there’s nothing secret about the

    architecture revolution *********** from J**** M********** above, or I’d pass it along to John Young
    since architecture is his “day job”. His most recent broadside is becoming true, though his meaning is sometimes hard to decipher: “So, definitely, Snowden documents will be released in July.
    If the contending parties have their way, all of the documents will be
    released to kickstart the war on terrorism (?), in Iraq, in Iran, in North
    Korea, in the Holy Land, across Africa, Caribbean Drug Sea, the
    US-Mexican border, and the areas of operations always on alert in DC,
    Fort Meade and Colorado Springs.”

  • Jeffrey Dorchen