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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 Read more
Robert McChesney: “At a certain point, giving money stops being anything about civic duty, and rather it becomes an investment.” Media Critic Robert McChesney gives us a tour of America’s Dollarocracy, where billionaires play election games with house money. It turns out, when money equals free speech, the rich do the talking every fourth November. Read more
This is Hell! airs a live four hour show this Saturday beginning at 9AM (US central) with your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz. Media Critic Robert McChesney gives us a tour of America’s Dollarocracy, where billionaires play election games with house money. Robert is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Read more
Obama’s crackdown on whistleblowers, a new scary trade deal, Obama’s Israeli heckler, and Iraq’s ‘intentional state of terror.
A ‘Radical Pessimist’ and ‘The View From The Agile Left.’
Journalist Peter Tinti from Mali, writer Nick Turse on ”The American System of Suffering,’ Dean Baker on Aaron Swartz, and Pam Palmater is ‘Idle No More.’
‘The Radical Pessimist,’ a ‘Moment of Truth’ and we introduce a new and very special member of the This is Hell! crew.
This is Hell! is back today, Saturday, January 12, with a live four hour completely unedited and uninterrupted four hours show beginning at 9AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming live here and podcast shortly after at this page. Last week, This is Hell! was ready to air our first show Read more
Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery on the Gaza conflict and Human Rights Watch’s Stephen Goose on drones.
Host Chuck Mertz talked to a whistleblower, an investigative journalist discussed drones, and we’ll talk Obama’s foreign policy.
‘The Radical Pessimist’ leaves for Iran, we’ll learn what’s FAIR and a Moment of Truth!
Laura Rozen talked Syria and Iran, David Shulman on ‘being an illegal alien in your own land,’ Tom Philpott on agriculture and climate change, and Noel Ortega gave ‘A Main Street Fix for Wall Street’s Failure.’
The Radical Pessimist, Kevan Harris, gave us a piece of his mind.
John K. Wilson talked politics.
Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.
This Saturday, Dahr Jamail told us about the ongoing environmental devastation caused by the BP Gulf oil spill, ProPublica’s Paul Kiel described ‘The Great American Foreclosure Story and The Struggle for Justice and a Place to Call Home,’ and Greg Palast reported how ‘BP Covered Up Blow-out Two Years Prior to Deadly Deepwater Horizon Spill.’ Richard Norwood reported live from Paris on the French elections. Live from Budapest, we heard from ‘Our man in Hungary’ Todd Williams. We heard the deep thoughts of ‘Radical Pessimist’ Kevan Harris, and live from Los Angeles, Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.
This Saturday, host Chuck Mertz interviewed Paul Mason on ‘The New Global Revolutions,’ Charles Mann will be ‘Uncovering the New World Columbus Created,’ Marwan Bishara discusses ‘The Promise and Peril of the Arab Revolutions,’ and Ian Morris explains ‘The Patterns of History and What They Reveal About the Future.’ Our irregular correspondents were Will Lynch live from Dublin, and The Radical Pessimist Kevan Harris.
Occasionally I eat a lot of cheese in one sitting and end up having the inevitable “cheese dreams” which send me into night terrors and sweaty shouting matches with my wall. After one of these, I wrote this blog post comparing the French revolution and the Iranian revolution: http://www.kevanharris.com/post/17042202622/1789-1979-and-all-that In the post I use some Read more