Podcast for May 15 Shows


Our guests were:

  • Ira Chernus is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ira is the author of “American Nonviolence: The History of an Idea ” (Orbis Books) and “Monsters To Destroy: The Neoconservative War on Terror and Sin” (Paradigm Publishers). He recently posted the article, “Blood or Treasure? Obama’s Crucial Choice in the Middle East.”
  • Berlin-based journalist Paul Hockenos is the author of “Homeland Calling: Exile Patriotism and the Balkans Wars” (Cornell University Press). Paul is an analyst at the European Stability Initiative. From 1997 to 1999, he worked with The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Bosnia on press and media issues. Since then, he has been a visiting fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and the European Journalism College at the Free University Berlin. He holds a journalism fellowship from the German Marshall Fund of the US to research the role of diaspora groups in the last decade of the Balkan conflict. Today, Paul posted the article, “Central Europe’s Right-Wing Populism.”
  • Marjorie Cohn is the former president of the National Lawyers Guild and a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she teaches criminal law and procedure, evidence, and international human rights law. She lectures throughout the world on human rights and US foreign policy. Marjorie is the author of “Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent” (PoliPoint Press). She is a “Media With Conscience News Magazine” senior editor, and a contributing editor to Jurist. She was also a legal observer in Iran on behalf of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers in 1978 and has participated in delegations to Cuba, China, and Yugoslavia. Her most recent writing includes, “Kagan’s Troubling Record.”

Danny Muller gave a ‘Wasted Energy’ report from Portland, Maine.

Spencer ‘Thunderball’ Thayer debuted his new segment live in our studios. Listen here.

Kate O’Donnell gave her Perspective, live from San Francisco. This is the first installment of Kate’s segment under the new name, “Thank You, Science!”

Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth from Los Angeles. Kind of. Not really. Okay, Jeff’s computer crashed and we just chatted it up for the last six minutes.




  • alanhester

    I would call “This Is Hell” one of the best sources of information on the internet. I personally am THRILLED that you refuse to have a label. I listen regularly to have a more thorough understanding of the little tidbits that other outlets call the news. By the way, I hope that all your guest can appreciate the fact that on your show, they can talk for as long as is necessary, as opposed to other outlets where their time is limited. In short, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE!!!!

    alan–devoted fan

  • Sal_Paradise_Marx

    Description: A 4 hour shot of reality interrupting a week of American comatose.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3NVL3J345YO23LKACUD2RNFTSE Michael

    Marjorie Cohn on the Death of Slobodan Milosevic
    By Roger Lippman
    March 17, 2006


  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/CUA6J5Z6AOMY5TM6QYCYDVZRU4 Chuck

    This podcast is fucking fucked up broken as shit.

    The last about hour and a half replays the first part of the already truncated show.