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!

Sunday Edition! for July 3 Nine Circles of Hell!

The Sunday Edition! of The Nine Circles of Hell! features writing from the past week by past guests on This is Hell! Here’s today’s Sunday Edition!: Dean Baker, “Why Is It Relevant That EPI Gets Money from Teacher Unions, But It’s Not Relevant That Erskine Bowles Gets $350,000 a Year from Morgan Stanley?” Bill Berkowitz, Read more

Podcast for February 20, 2010 Shows

Our guests were: Henry Giroux is one of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States. He is best known for his pioneering work in public pedagogy, cultural studies, youth studies, higher education, media studies, and critical theory. He is the Global TV Network Chair in English and Cultural Studies at Hamilton, Ontario’s Read more

Podcast January 2, 2010 Shows

This is part two of the Best of This is Hell!: 2009. #5: From January 24th, Kenneth Saltman is associate professor in the department of Educational Policy Studies and Research at DePaul University in Chicago. He is the author, most recently, of “Capitalizing on Disaster: Taking and Breaking Public Schools,” (Paradigm Publishers), and editor of Schooling Read more

Podcast for Saturday, April 18, 2009 Shows

Bill Black is an Associate Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Bill is the former Executive Director of the Institute for Fraud Prevention. He was litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, deputy director of the Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corporation, Senior Vice President and Read more