774: Trouble Starts With Tea Shows

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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

770: Chasm and Bridge Shows

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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

Saturday: Wealth, Power and Madness Announcements

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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

Episode #724: Podcast for January 19, 2013 Shows

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.

Episode #723: Podcast for January 12, 2013 Shows

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

Episode #700: Podcast for July 7, 2012 Shows

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.