Episode #698: Podcast for June 23, 2012 Shows


Saturday, June 23, 2012, This is Hell! aired a live, completely unedited and uninterrupted four hour broadcast beginning at 9 AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM.

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

  • Paul Pillar is the director of graduate studies at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. Professor Pillar took that position after retiring from a 28-year career at the CIA. Paul served in the National Intelligence Council as one of the original members of its Analytic Group. He has been Executive Assistant to CIA’s Deputy Director for Intelligence and Executive Assistant to Director of Central Intelligence William Webster. He is the author of, “Intelligence and US Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform” (Columbia University Press). He is a contributing editor to The National Interest where he writes a daily blog. His most recent writing includes, “What Iran Wants.”
  • Laura Carlsen Foreign Policy In Focus columnist Laura Carlsen is director of the Americas Program for the Center for International Policy in Mexico City. Laura’s most recent writing includes, “US Hand in Honduran Massacre,” and “Mexico’s G20 Summit: In the Eye of the Storm.”
  • Deepak Tripathi is a former BBC journalist who set up their Kabul office in the early 1990s and was the resident correspondent. Deepak has reported from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Syria as well. He is the author of, “Breeding Ground: Afghanistan and the Origins of Islamist Terrorism” (Potomac Books). His most recent writing includes, “History’s Revenge: War, Humiliation and the Making of History.”

Our irregular correspondents were …

  • live from Hungary, ‘Our Man in Budapest’ Todd Williams
  • live from Puerto Rico, ‘Our Man in San Juan’ Dave Buchen