Episode #725: Podcast for January 26, 2013 Shows


Revelations on US policy toward Iran and Bahrain, Afghanistan’s economy about to burst, ‘The Case Against Kerry,’ the planet’s ‘Great Divide,’ some ‘Lawpaganda,’ ‘The View From The Agile Left,’ and a ‘Moment of Truth’ — all on this Saturday‘s live four hour This is Hell! on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming here and podcast shortly after our over-the-air broadcast at this page.

This weekend, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz welcomes …

ProPublica reporter Justin Elliott returns to This is Hell! to talk about his latest writing, “Widely Cited Government Study on Iranian Spies ‘Pulled for Revisions’” and “Revealed: America’s Arms Sales To Bahrain Amid Bloody Crackdown.” Follow justin on Twitter @elliotjustin

journalist Matthieu Aikins discusses his new Harper’s article, “Kabubble: Counting down to economic collapse in the Afghan capital.” Matthieu lives in Kabul and has been reporting from Afghanistan since 2008. In 2011, Matthieu was a finalist for the National Magazine Award in the Reporting category for a story he wrote for the Atlantic in which he exposed a massacre in Afghanistan. We first had Matthieu on This is Hell! shortly after that article’s publication.

Stephen Zunes is professor of politics and chair of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco, Stephens most recent writing includes, “The Case Against Kerry.”

Mike Moran, lead writer on the Global Post’s new report, “The Great Divide: Global Inequality and Its Cost

Our irregular correspondents will be …

Florida Coastal School of Law Professor Brian Foley disseminates his own version of ‘Lawpaganda.’ Brian’s most recent writing includes, “NRA: No Rational Answer

live from London, David Skalinder and ‘The Agile Left’

Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth live from Los Angeles

Producing this Saturday’s show will be Richard Norwood and Spencer “Thunderball” Thayer.