Episode #689: Podcast for April 14, 2012 Shows


On Saturday, April 14, 2012, This is Hell! aired a live, completely unedited and uninterrupted two hour and thirty minute broadcast beginning at 9 AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM.

This weekend, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed …


  • Live from Mexico City, cultural historian and social critic Morris Berman, author of “Why America Failed: The Roots of Imperial Decline” (Wiley). In 2000 his book, “The Twilight of American Culture,” was named a “Notable Book” by the New York Times Book Review. He has taught and held endowed chairs at a number of universities in Europe and North America, most recently being a Visiting Professor in Sociology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City. You can read his blog and purchase all of his books by clicking his name above.


This Saturday’s irregular correspondents will be …


  • ‘Our Man in Budapest’ Todd Williams
  • and Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth



  • Stanvanhoucke

    dear chuck and the other folks, 

    morris berman’s books are fascinating. in his last book he deals with the culture of the south of the usa, which could have been an alternative to the expansionist thinking of the washington elites. thanks to you we invited james peck to the netherlands. we heard him speak in one of your programs. peck’s lecture was fascinating especially now the mainstream media are preparing the west for an attack on syria and iran. thanks. keep ontrucking.

    stan van houcke