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November 30th – Stories from wars we’re losing and wars we’ve lost. Radio winner Chuck Mertz interviews a line-up of journalists, thinkers, former intelligence officers, and current rabble rousers that you won’t find anywhere but your sweet, left-wing media dreams. Guests: Journalist Matthieu Aikins finds evidence of American war crimes in an Afghan gravesite. Legal Read more
On Saturday, November 23rd, the Northwestern University football team stole three hours of This is Hell‘s airtime, so producer Alex played an hour of interviews with Irregular Correspondent Brian Mier. From slut-walking anti-papal protesters and American corporate espionage, to teenagers with machine guns and the German tourists who pay to watch them, Brian gives us Read more
November 16th, 2013 – The Tea Party invades This is Hell!. Our radio hero Chuck Mertz spends four hours dodging silly hats and government shutdowns to uncover the right wing thoughts and policies still shaping our world. Is ruined a shape? Featuring a special in-studio appearance by The Radical Pessimist, Kevan Harris! Guests: Sociologist Theda Read more
On an illness-induced clip show version of This is Hell!, producers Alexander Jerri and Theron Humiston tag team highlights from the past year.
The Detroit before Detroit / The end of the Silk Road
GUESTS: Ann Jones: “We have been chiefly responsible for imposing this renewed oppression of women on Afghanistan.” Writer Ann Jones returns from the end of Afghanistan with stories of waste, neglect and futility. She has spent much of the last decade in the country, writing about the war’s effects on women, politics and human rights. Read more
On Saturday, September 28th, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed… GUESTS: Investigative Journalist Anabel Hernández Reports on Narcoland’s Secret Bureaucracy Not every soldier in the Mexican drug trade carries a gun. Many carry badges, or briefcases, or business cards. And the functionaries behind the drug cartels inflict their own Read more
This is Hell! features two more irregular correspondents!
Reporter Jonathan Landay on Obama’s ‘Insider Threat Program’
Gay Liberation Network’s Andy Thayer on the defeat of DOMA
Black Agenda Report’s Bruce Dixon on the Voting Rights Act
New correspondent Brian Mier live from Brazil.
Danny Muller gives a Wasted Energy Report
Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth live from India
‘The Death of the Modern Middle East.’
‘How America Became a Third World Country.’
And an unhappy ex-FBI agent.
Middle East correspondent at The Economist Sarah Birke on Syria.
Worker rights activist Charles Kernaghan discusses the Bangladesh garment factory disaster.
Anthropologist Robin Nagle goes “On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City.”
Psychologist Roland Weierstall describes, “The peculiar psychology of war likely holds answers for avoiding future atrocities.”
FAIR’s Jim Naureckas gives a ‘Bulletin to the Head’ with his media criticism.
Susan Kang, ‘The Solidarity Bitch,’ talks labor.
Elvis DeMorrow skulks into the Konspiracy Korner to find what the Boston bombing has left behind.
Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth from Kerala, India.
Lost voice, found interviews.