Podcast for Saturday, May 10, 2008 Shows

  • David Rothkopf, author of “Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making” (MacMillan). David is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment and directed the efforts of the Carnegie Economic Strategy Roundtable. He is also the author of “Running the World: The Inside Story of the NSC and the Architects of American Power.”
  • Janet Redman is a researcher in the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network at the Institute for Policy Studies. Janet’s attending this weekend’s World Bank meetings in Washington DC. Her recent writing includes “World Bank: Climate Profiteer” and “The World Bank’s Carbon Deals.”
  • John Perkins, author of “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,” returns to This is Hell! to discuss the new paperback edition of his book, “The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption.”
  • Dahr Jamail, author of “Beyond The Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq,” (Haymarket). He posted the article, “US presidents-to-be in denial,” at Le Monde Diplomatique this week. And last Friday, he posted the story, “Corruption Eats Into Food Rations,” for the Inter Press Service News Agency. Dahr was profiled at the Guardian Thursday in an article entitled, “‘I wanted to report on where the silence was‘.”

And our irregular correspondents were:

  • Nicholas Hale reports from the UK with his “Fool Britannia” …
  • Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth from Chicago’s south side.