763: Rewind, Recoil, Aid, Advance. Shows

Historian Ervand Abrahamian explains how Iran’s history doesn’t just start at 1954.
Cultural critic Henry Giroux surveys the cruelty that permeates American culture.
Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire makes the case against military action in Syria.
Lorraine Chavez discusses this week’s protests by fast-food and retail workers.

Plus Irregular Correspondents David Skalinder, Elvis DeMorrow and Jeff Dorchen!

Episode #739: Podcast for May 4, 2013 Shows

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.

Episode #731: Podcast for March 9, 2013 Shows

Victoria Brittain reveals ‘The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror,’ Kevin Gosztola reports on the Bradley Manning trial, Chavala Madlena finds ‘Pentagon’s link to Iraqi torture centers,’ Noam Chomsky wonders if ‘Will Capitalism Destroy Civilization?,’ and Paul Pillar tells us what’s ‘Breeding Anti-US Suspicions.’

Contributors John K. Wilson talks politics and Elvis DeMorrow tells us what’s in the Konspiracy Korner.

Episode # 710: Podcast for September 22, 2012 Shows

Anatol Lieven talks about talking to the Taliban, Diane Ravitch on education and the Chicago strike, Moustafa Bayoumi on “Men Behaving Badly.”

Irregular correspondents Danny Muller from Haiti, Brian Foley on the law and war, Will Lynch live from Dublin, Elvis DeMorrow reports from the Konspiracy Korner, and Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.

Epsiode #703: Podcast for July 28, 2012 Shows

On this week’s This is Hell!, Chuck Mertz interviewed former M15 officer Annie Machon on the possibility we will be misled into war with Iran, Kristen Gwynne talked drugs and cops, and Guardian writer Michael Cohen explained how ‘America rots from the inside, while overreacting to threats from outside.’

David Skalinder reported from the Olympics, Elvis DeMorrow told us what’s happening with the Aurora shootings in the Konspiracy Korner, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.

Episode #696: Podcast for June 9, 2012 Shows

This week, Saqib Bhatti explained ‘How Wall Street is Bankrupting Our Public Transit Agencies by Profiteering off Toxic Swap Deals’; Andrew Gavin Marshall told us ’10 Things You Should Know About the Quebec Student Movement’; Doug Henwood described Wisconsin Governor Scott ”Walker’s victory, un-sugar-coated’; and Wayne Getz warned us about “the tipping point.”

Dan ‘The Auto Man’ Litchfield talks transportation and Elvis DeMorrow tells us what’s scuttling around the Konspiracy Korner.

Episode #688: Podcast for April 7, 2012 Shows

This weekend, This is Hell! host Chuck Mertz interviewed Mother Jones investigative Rolling Stone columnist and author Rick Perlstein and economists James K. Galbraith and William K. Black. Our irregular correspondents were Elvis DeMorrow from the Konspiracy Korner, Dave Buchen from San Juan, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.

Episode #680: Podcast for January 28, 2012 Shows

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This week on This is Hell! Peter van Buren told us how he ‘Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People,’ John Lanchester explained ‘Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay,’ and Christopher Preble revealed ‘How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous and Less Free.’ Elvis DeMorrow stepped out of the Konspiracy Korner to give a travelogue, we heard from our ‘Man in San Juan’ Dave Buchen, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.