Episode #696: Podcast for June 9, 2012 Shows


Saturday, June 9, 2012, This is Hell! aired a live, completely unedited and uninterrupted four hour broadcast on Chicago’s Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming live then podcast shortly after our over-the-air broadcast here.

Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed …

  • Andrew Gavin Marshall is an independent researcher and writer based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Andrew is Project Manager of The People’s Book Project. He also hosts a weekly podcast, “Empire, Power, and People,” on BoilingFrogsPost.com. His most recent writing includes, “10 Things You Should Know About the Quebec Student Movement.”
  • Wayne Getz is co-author of the new paper, “Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere,” which has been published by Nature. The paper concludes that a “tipping point” where the Earth goes into a swift, irreversible, potentially cataclysmic change could happen this century, possibly “within just a few generations.” Wayne is a professor in the Department of Environmental Science Policy andManagement at the University of California at Berkeley.

Our irregular correspondents were …


  • Dan ‘The Auto Man’ Litchfield talked car
  • live from New York, Elvis DeMorrow told us what’s happening in the Konspiracy Korner.



  • Joe Herrick

    USS Liberty was not sunk,  as DeMorrow and the gap toothed host both say. Which  reminds me to ask if you could do a follow up interview with Mark Borchardt.

  • Aunt Sarah in Rogers Park

      Your professor from Berkeley regarding geography and future possibilities was probably born in India and educated in England.  I was a communication major and have had a lot of life experience with multitudinous dialects.
       I especially enjoyed and appreciated this part of your program as well as an interview you did a couple of weeks ago when you were discussing multi-culturism with another Indian gentleman.  That discussion prompted me to want to tell you when I went to United Youth for Peace Work Camp in Picardy 35 years ago, I believe I saw the roots of terrorism developing in England and France.

    Both the English and the French who had colonies previously in India and Africa promised full citizenship and a wonderful life to their former colonists if they were to come to the motherland.  Once arrived, these immigrants found they had been lied to.  They were shoved off into housing projects; had big dogs sicked on them; were denied jobs, housing (other than projects), practically spat upon and ridiculed and humiliated.  Humiliation and frustration, anger and resentment were already starting to well up in the Indians and Algerians and Muslims from the various African countries even back then (1975).  It came as no surprise to me, then, when the London subway was bombed and riots or acts of violence occurred in Paris years later.

  • dreamerchi

    s. africa. pretty obvious if you’ve heard the accent before

  • dreamchi

    s. africa. pretty obvious if you’ve heard the accent before.

  • Elvis deMorrow

    Mr. Herrick is completely correct.  If I stated it was “sunk” I mis-spoke and appreciate the correction.

    My piece on the USS Liberty incident from 2007 is here: