Podcast for May 14, 2011 Shows

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Saturday, May 14, 2011, This is Hell! aired a live broadcast on WNUR 89.3 FM, Chicago’s Sound Experiment.

This weekend, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed:

  • award-winning investigative journalist Joshua Phillips is author of “None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture” (Verso). Joshua also wrote the article, “Inside the Detainee Abuse Task Force: Former agents say the Army’s attempt at accountability after Abu Ghraib was a whitewash.” to be posted later this evening at The Nation. The story is a joint investigation with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute and PBS’s Need to Know, where Joshua’s story is featured in a segment this week. Check your local PBS listings.
  • David Cay Johnston is a Tax Analysts’ columnist. At The New York Times, David received a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for exposing tax loopholes and inequities. He now teaches the tax, property and regulatory law of the ancient world at Syracuse University College of Law and Whitman School of Management. He is the author of two bestsellers on taxes, “Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super-Rich and Cheat Everyone Else” and “Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense and Stick You with the Bill.” His next book, “The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use ‘Plain English’ and Other Tricks to Rob You Blind,” will be published in November. His latest writing includes this week’s column, “9 Things The Rich Don’t Want You To Know About Taxes,” “Return to Sherwood Forest,” and “Ryan’s $34 Trillion Tax Folly.”

Our irregular correspondents were:

  • live from Baltimore, we heard from Kevan ‘The Radical Pessimist’ Harris
  • live from Los Angeles, Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.
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Podcast for May 14, 2011
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  • Anonymous

    I’m glad Chris Hedges is in this program, may be the best columnist in the world. 

  • Anonymous

     You can download the podcast from here: http://files.thisishell.net/mp3/

    All the shows are there way before linked in the website. 

  • Anonymous

     You can download the podcast from here: http://files.thisishell.net/mp3/

    All the shows are there way before linked in the website. 

  • davidskalinder

    Hey folks,

    So it looks like my new backup plan has succeeded!  The podcast is up at http://davidskalinder.com/hell/ (and it’s only 109M!).

    The good news is that I’ve now automated the process on my webserver.  So from now on, a four-hour recording (plus twenty minutes in case of overruns) should show up at http://davidskalinder.com/hell/ at 2pm central time every week.  I’ll try to keep making local recordings just in case, but this should be much more reliable since it won’t cut out when I’m travelling, trip over a power cord, etc.

  • davidskalinder

    Just changed my site slightly to put a landing page up at http://davidskalinder.com/hell .  The shows are now in davidskalinder.com/hell/shows .

    Note that this means that you shouldn’t need to wait for me to post a link here for missing podcasts — just visit http://davidskalinder.com/hell anytime after 2pm central on Saturday and the newest show should be there (although I’ll try to post reminders if I sense a panic).

  • davidskalinder

    Well, you shouldn’t need too much savvy — just visit the link above and then click on the file with the date you want.  But I might be able to put a “click here for the most recent file” link on the landing page.

    More critical is that people may not look for the backup link unless the official file goes missing.  I did email Chuck about it, so he may put a link on the site somewhere…  But if anybody is looking for a show and I’m not around, please feel free to send them to davidskalinder.com (anybody who can read should be able to find the show from the main page).

  • davidskalinder

    Okay, I just set up a link that will redirect to the most recent show:  davidskalinder.com/hell/shows/latest should now ALWAYS link to the most recent recording.  (Note that if WNUR broadcast 4 hours of silence on the latest Saturday morning, it will link to that too!)  I also updated the landing page with the direct link right at the top.

    So just bookmark http://davidskalinder.com/hell/shows/latest and visit it anytime to get the most recent dispatch from Hell!

  • e bear

    I don’t know, David, just for fun I operate under the assumption it IS the real Amy Goodman. Imagine that. “Chuck is really ‘Breaking the Sound Barrier’ in his latest podcast…”

    Anyway, David for Non-President of Everything! Thanks again.

  • dd

    Thx David S.

  • Anonymous

     Thanks David!