Episode #740: Podcast for May 11, 2013 Shows


Saturday’s live, four-hour This is Hell! beginning at 9AM (US Central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3FM, is hosted by your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz. This is Hell! also streams live here and is podcast shortly after our over-the-air broadcast at this page.

Our guests will be…

Author Emily Matchar will discuss ‘The New Domesticity.’ Emily writes about culture, food, women’s issues, travel and more. Her new book is entitled “Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity.” You can read an excerpt of her book posted at Salon.com under the headline “Is Michael Pollan a sexist pig?: ‘Femivores’ have made DIY domesticity cool. But critics who blame feminism for obesity and fast food have it wrong.”

Writer Kristen Gwynne will discuss crime, drugs and politics. Kristen is an associate editor and drug policy reporter at AlterNet. Kristen’s most recent writing includes “Stop-and-Frisk Trial: NYPD’s ‘Top Stopper’ Stopped Almost All Blacks, Was Never Questioned For It,” “5 Shocking Revelations from the Cleveland Kidnapping,” “NRA Convention Sells ‘Ex-Girlfriend’ Target That Bleeds When You Shoot It,” “Mitt Romney’s Advice for Recent Female Grads: ‘Have a Quiver Full of Kids,’” and “Obama Defends Outrageous Plan B Age Restrictions.”

Sociologist Nicole Aschoff tells us that ‘Behind American auto’s latest PR campaign lies a bleak economic reality.’ Nicole is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology at Boston University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the Johns Hopkins University where her dissertation was entitled “Globalization and Capital Mobility in the Automobile Industry.” This week, she posted the Jacobin piece, “Imported From Detroit: Behind American auto’s latest PR campaign lies a bleak economic reality.”

Irregular correspondents will be…

Sarah Jaffe, who reports ‘Dispatches from the Class War.’ Sarah hosts the podcast “Belabored” at Dissent magazine. We’ll talk with Sarah about the Bangladesh garment factory disaster, Penny Pritzker as the new Secretary of Commerce, and her American Prospect article, “Unions to Banks: Pay Up.”

‘Our Man in San Juan’ Dave Buchen tells us what’s happening in Puerto Rico. Dave is the author of the amazing book, “Why Is A Tiger A Tiger?”

Investigative journalist and forensic economist Greg Palast. Greg will be speaking at next Saturday’s Chicago Green Festival at 2PM. He’ll be discussing his book, “Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps.” His most recent writing includes the Vice story, “FBI Spiked Chechen Jihadi Investigation.”

Live from San Francisco, Kate O’Donnell says, ‘Thank You, Science!’

Live from India, Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.

Producing Saturday’s show will be Richard Norwood and Spencer ‘Thunderball’ Thayer.