Podcast 685: Saturday, March 3, 2012 Shows


This is Hell! airs a live and completely uninterrupted and unedited four hour show, Saturday, March 3, 2012, beginning at 9 AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM streaming live and podcast shortly after our over-the-air broadcast here.

This weekend, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviews:

  • Daniel Halperin is co-author with The Washington Post’s Craig Timberg of, “Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome it,” (Penguin) to be released Monday, March 5. Daniel an epidemiologist and medical anthropologist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill has taught at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley. He was a top technical adviser in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program to combat AIDS.
  • Campbell Craig teaches international politics at Aberystwyth University in Wales. Craig is co-author with Fredrik Logevall of the 2010 book, “America’s Cold War: The Politics of Insecurity” (Harvard University Press). His most recent writing is the London Review of Books piece, “Who’s in, who’s out?,” on the nonproliferation complex, which he wrote with Jan Ruzicka.
  • Suzanne Mettler is author of “The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy” (The University of Chicago Press). Suzanne is the Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions at Cornell University. Her earlier book, “Soldiers to Citizens: The G.I. Bill and the Making of the Greatest Generation,” (Oxford University Press) won both the 2006 Greenstone Prize and the Kammerer Award of the American Political Science Association.
  • Julia Whitty is the author of, “Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean,” (Mariner Books) which was named ­’Best Nonfiction of 2010′ by the Washington Post. She is also author of, “Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific,” (Mariner Books) which was a winner of the John Burroughs Medal and Pen-USA Literary Award. She is Mother Jones’ environmental correspondent. Link to her blog here. Her most recent article is, “The End of a Myth: We thought the sea was infinite and inexhaustible. It is not. Exploring a new vision for Earth’s greatest wilderness.” Follow Julia on Twitter @juliawhitty

Our irregular correspondents this week will be:

  • live in-studio, Dan ‘The Auto Man’ Litchfield
  • live from Portland, Maine, Danny Muller gives a ‘Wasted Energy Report’
  • live from Los Angeles, Jeff Dorchen returns with a brand new Moment of Truth.





  • Pru from Brooklyn

    Chuck Mertz! You are brilliant! your “31 days to adopt a rescued  rodent” analysis is brilliant! You are definitely helping my hangover!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.sewall Steve Sewall

    Must hear: Suzanne Mettler on the submerged state.

    PS someday a smart intern or a Ford Foundation grant will tweak the archives and current shows so that site visitors can access interviews individually, by name of the person interviewed, all organized by a list of alphabetized names. This would be a powerful tool for researchers who want to see how a given guest who’s been interviewed multiple times over the past 15 years – say Chalmers Johnson or Noam Chomsky or David Cay Johnston – have responded to changing circumstances.

    Also, this list of names of guests would promote the show itself making available online as searchable keywords the names of all guests who have appeared on the show.

    It would furthermore give all guests a distinct or even unique online presence: how many of your guests have been interviewed elsewhere with the same depth offered by This Is Hell?

  • Jonas Svennewall

    Something is not working. I cannot download the episode and it wont play from the site, directly or with the pop-up player

  • marco

    The RSS feed and this page are both returning a 404 for this podcast. I’ve only listened to the first minute or so, but I think this is the correct URL for that show: http://files.thisishell.net/mp3/20120303.mp3

  • Jonas Svennewall

    Well done sir! That did indeed solve the problem.