Podcast for March 19 Shows


Last week, due to circumstances beyond our control, we were unable to broadcast. This week, because of technical issues at the station, we are playing a ‘Best of This is Hell!’

This is Hell! returns with a new live four hour broadcast next Satuday, March 26.

This week, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz and producers Theron Hummiston and Richard Norwood played interviews from earlier this year with …

  • Michael Lind is Policy Director of the New America Foundation‘s Economic Growth Program. We talked with Michael about his recent writing on the Constitution, America’s dominant worldviews and the legality of Wikileaks.
  • civil rights attorney Chase Madar on why Private Bradley Manning – who allegedly released classified cables to Wikileaks – is not a criminal.
  • Middle East scholar Juan Cole on why Egypt 2011 is not Iran 1979
  • Chrystia Freeland is the Global Editor-at-Large of Reuters news and the former US managing editor at the Financial Times. We spoke with Chrystia about her article in the January/February issue of the Atlantic, “The Rise of the New Global Elite.”

Live in-studio irregular correspondent John K. Wilson talked Rush Limbaugh. John is the author of the new book, “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Rush Limbaugh’s Assault on Reason.”




  • Tim

    Might be worth pre recording during the week. ~This is happening way to frequently.

  • Chuck

    First, this is a brand new problem that we fixed this past Saturday.

    Secondly, other than playing unedited interviews from past live shows, we will NOT ever pre-record any interviews. The reason is simple: live radio is honest radio. With today’s digital recording and editing equipment, many of the interviews you hear on the radio that you assume are live are not. In fact, they’ve been edited to mislead the audience and reinforce the views of the show and its host and producers. Several of our past guests have told us they appreciated that our show was live as they had done recent interviews where their views had been misrepresented via digital editing.

    We appreciate Tim’s desire to hear This is Hell! as often as possible, but one of the many things that makes our show unique – warts and all – is that we are live. Today, sadly, that makes This is Hell! unique.