Episode #677: 2011 This is Hell! Office Party! Shows


Saturday, December 17, we cordially invited all of our listeners to the first-ever broadcast of the annual This is Hell! Office Party live and completely uninterrupted for four hours from the thirteenth floor of the beautiful Paramutual Building on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming live and podcast here.

Hosting this year’s This is Hell! Office Party is your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz.

This year’s This is Hell! Office party featured irregular correspondents …

  • ‘Our Man in Budapest,’ Todd Williams reporting live from Hungary …
  • live from Dublin, one of our more recent additions to our crew of irregular correspondents Will Lynch
  • live in-studio because he couldn’t catch his flight to Gaza, Danny Muller gave a ‘Wasted Energy Report’ …
  • live from San Francisco, Kate O’Donnell talked the ‘God particle’ and says, “Thank You, Science!” …
  • live in-studio, Kevan ‘The Radical Pessimist’ Harris
  • live in-studio, the proprietor of Chicago’s Hopleaf, 5148 North Clark, Michael Roper talked beer …
  • and live from Los Angeles, Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.



  • Guest

    I wish I could understand what in heck Kate O’Donnell is talking about in her segment. I can make out every third or fourth word. Could she learn to enunciate a little bit?

  • Al Burns

    It says the file size is [ 0.01 MB ]; looks like the link wasn’t set up properly.

  • YY

    Chuck, I’d post on the facebook page if I weren’t a facebook refusenik. So you may not see this but I recommend the following podcast lecture.  The Price of Civilization: economics and ethics after the fall – Jeffrey Sachs http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/player.aspx?id=1280

  • Chuck

    That was a bad phone connection. Cell phone technology sucks. We need to get all our correspondents on land lines.