Podcast for Saturday, December 5, 2009 Shows

Rahul Mahajan is the author of 2003′s “Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond” (Seven Stories Press) and 2002′s “The New Crusade: America’s War on Terrorism,” (Monthly Review Press). Rahul serves on the Administrative Committee of anti-war coalition United for Peace and Justice, the Board of Directors of Peace Action and the Advisory Read more

Podcast for Saturday, June 6, 2009 Shows

Kim Bobo is the founder and executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice and a columnist for Religious Dispatches. Kim is the author of “Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid – And What We Can Do About It” (The New Press). American University assistant professor of anthropology David Vine, Read more

Podcast for Saturday, February 28, 2009 Shows

live from Manila, Walden Bello is Foreign Policy In Focus columnist, a senior analyst at the Bangkok-based Focus on the Global South, president of the Freedom from Debt Coalition, and a professor of sociology at the University of the Philippines. Walden’s most recent writing includes, “The Global Collapse: a Non-orthodox View,” and “Asia: The Coming Read more

Podcast for Saturday, November 29, 2008 Shows

Chris Hedges is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and a Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University. Chris spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He is the author of the best selling “War Read more

Podcast for Saturday, July 19, 2008 Shows

Kai Wright is a Brooklyn writer and editor whose work focuses on the politics of sex, race, and health. He is author of “Drifting Toward Love: Black, Brown, Gay and Coming of Age on the Streets of New York” (Beacon Press). Kai’s most recent writing includes the American Prospect article, “America’s AIDS Apartheid: The domestic Read more

Podcast for Saturday, June 7, 2008 Shows

Martin Beck Matustik author of “Radical Evil and the Scarcity of Hope: Postsecular Meditations” (Indiana University Press). Martin is Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. Ha-Joon Chang is an economist specializing in development economics. Ha-Joon Reader in the Political Economy of Development at Cambridge University. Ha-Joon is the author of several books including last year’s Read more

Podcast for Saturday, February 9, 2008 Shows

Paul Rogers, professor of peace studies at Bradford University, northern England, returns to This is Hell! Paul is a weekly columnist on global security at openDemocracy.net, the most recent columns being “A mission impossible” and “The Iraq Project.” Paul also writes an international security monthly briefing for the Oxford Research Group, the most recent briefing Read more

Podcast for Saturday, December 22, 2007 Shows

We played interviews with Mahmood Mamdani on the language of genocide, Roger Morris on the history of the CIA, and Charles Mann telling us what the Americas were like before 1491. We also had live contributions from correspondents Nicholas “Fool Britannia” Hale, Dan “The Auto Man” Litchfield and John Wilson told us about his new Read more

Podcast for Saturday, October 20, 2007 Shows

Paul Cruickshank is a fellow at New York University’s Law School’s Center on Law and Security (http://www.lawandsecurity.org/).Paul will discuss the article he co-wrote with another past guest, Peter Bergen, entitled, "Al Qaeda: Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Bush administration propaganda notwithstanding, Al Qaeda was not a factor in Iraq before the U.S. invasion. But it is now—and any Read more

Podcast for Saturday, June 9, 2007 Shows

Robert Dreyfuss (http://www.robertdreyfuss.com) is Rolling Stone’s national security correspondent, and the author of "Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam." Robert’s work also appears in The American Prospect, The Nation, Mother Jones, and the Washington Monthly. We talked with Robert about his piece at TomDisppatch, "Financing the Imperial Armed Forces." Neil Watkins, Read more

Podcast for Saturday, March 31, 2007 Shows

Aziz Huq, co-author of the new book "Unchecked and Unbalanced: Presidential Power in a Time of Terror" (The New Press). Aziz directs the Liberty and National Security Project at the Brennan Center (http://www.brennancenter.org/). Aziz was the recipient of a 2006 Carnegie Scholars Fellowship. Reese Erlich is author of the upcoming book "The Iran Agenda: The Read more

Podcast for Saturday, February 10, 2007 Shows

Chalmers Johnson is president of the Japan Policy Research Institute and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. Chalmers’ new book, "Nemesis: The Crisis of the American Republic," (Metropolitan Books) is the third book in a trilogy including "Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire," (Metropolitan Books) and "The Sorrows of Empire: Read more