Podcast for November 20 Shows


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

  • Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen. Amartya is the author fo the book, “Idea of Justice,” (Harvard University Press) which was named a Book of the Year by the Toronto Globe and Mail and The Economist as well as being called a Book of the Decade by the New Statesman.
  • Karen Greenberg is the Executive Director at the Center on Law and Security at New York University Law School. Karen is the author of, “The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days” (Oxford University Press). Her daily commentary on the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani in Manhattan can be read by clicking here, including her most recent entry, “Guilty Until Proven Guilty: Threatening the Presumption of Innocence.” Also, check out the Center’s blog by clicking here.
  • award-winning New Orleans-based journalist, Jordan Flaherty , author of the book, “Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the jena Six” (Haymarket Books). Jordan was the first reporter to bring the Jena Six story to a national audience. His most recent writing includes, “The Incarceration Capital of the US: The Crisis Inside New Orleans’ Jails.”

Our irregular corespondents will be:

  • live from Portland, Maine, Danny Muller gave a ‘Wasted Energy’ report on the situation in Haiti.
  • live from Denver, the Cynical Optimist David Skalinder will be talking about the election.
  • live from Los Angeles, Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.



  • The Return of Bosco

    Shout to Kevan Harris for having a piece in New Left Review.


  • Anonymous

    Hey Chuck, if you don’t object, I’ve recorded and extracted your interview with Amartya Sen and have made it available for anyone to stream or download from this URL:

    (I’ve also taken the liberty of removing about 2 or 3 minutes of the unfortunate technical difficulties).

  • Anonymous

    Thanks tommy.

  • davidskalinder

    Hmm, hope I’m not going rogue here, but it looks like the guys are having some trouble with the podcast, so in the meantime you can get it at http://davidskalinder.com/hell/thisishell20101120.mp3. Also the podcast for Nov 13 (plus three hours and twenty minutes of NU football) is up at http://davidskalinder.com/hell/thisishell20101113.mp3.

  • Marshall Kirkpatrick

    Wow, trying to overlook your inability to use iTunes as a podcaster, I gave one of your episodes a listen because the guest list looked great – but a joke within the first 5 minutes mocking the genitals of people observing National Transgender Remembrance Day made me think “wow, this guy is just a total ass!”. Total bummer, show looked great.