Podcast for July 3rd Shows


Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed …

  • Julien Mercille is lecturer at University College Dublin, Ireland. Julien’s recent writing includes, “Demand is King: Why Afghanistan’s Poppies Aren’t the Problem.” He specializes in U.S. foreign policy and geopolitics.
  • Mark Weisbrot is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, in Washington, DC. Mark’s recent writing includes, “One year on, Honduras rift persists.” Mark is co-writer with past This is Hell! guest Tariq Ali on the new Oliver Stone movie, “South of the Border.” Mark is doing a Q & A with Oliver next Friday before the first showing of “South of the Border” at ShowPlace ICON at Roosevelt Collection, 150 West Roosevelt, For more information, call 312-564-2104 or visit their web site.
  • Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, “Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush,” was written with two of his sons, and past This is Hell! guests, Sam and Nat, and can be ordered at neckdeepbook.com. His two previous books, “Secrecy & Privilege: The Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq” and “Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & ‘Project Truth’” are also available there.  His most recent writing at Consortiumnews.com is entitled, “Rethinking Iran-Contra.”
  • Joshua Holland is an editor and senior writer at AlterNet. Josh’s recent writing includes, “The Mythology Surrounding Petraeus’ Surge in Iraq Will Keep Us Trapped in Afghanistan.”

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