762: Podcast for August 24, 2013 Shows

Barbara Garson on part-time America.
Greg Palast has the memo at the heart of the financial crisis.
Thomas Frank describes how nothing changed.
Stacy Mitchell reveals Wal-Mart’s plan for America.
Michael Roper talks beer.
Chris Woods catches us up on the drone war.
Jeff Dorchen has a Moment of Truth.

Episode #732: Podcast for March 16, 2013 Shows

US State Department veteran Peter van Buren explains ‘Why the Invasion of Iraq Was the Single Worst Foreign Policy Decision in American History,’ Brown University professor Catherine Lutz dissects the real costs of the Iraq war. UC-Santa Cruz professor Christine Hong tells us how the US is ‘Lurching Towards War’ with North Korea.

Sarah Jaffe has ‘Dispatches from the Class War.’ Trevor Ewen tells us what’s happening in ‘The County Incinerator.’ The Hopleaf’s Michael Roper talks beer.

Episode # 713: Podcast for October 20, 2012 Shows

The War Nerd, David Skalinder gave a ‘View from the Agile Left’ in London, Tom Frank did ‘Pity the Billionaires,’ Sarah Jaffe talked about the debates, Naureen Shah was ‘Counting Deaths from Drone Strikes,’ Michael Roper in Italy on beer, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth from LA.

Episode #692: Podcast for May 5, 2012 Shows

This is Hell! host Chuck Mertz interviewed Alia Brahimi on what Syria’s violence means to its neighbors, Ross Perlin told us ‘How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy,’ and Gareth Porter told us ‘The Truth Behind the Official Story of Finding Bin Laden.’ We also got web, tech and science news from LaddieO.com at URL Labs, the Hopleaf’s Michael Roper talked beer, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.

Episode 684: February 25th, 2012 Shows

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This weekend, Chuck Mertz interviews education expert Diane Ravitch on ‘Schools We Can Envy,’ economist Mark Weisbrot on Greece, Haiti, the budget and America’s ‘Lost Decade,’ author John Nichols will tell us ‘How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest,’ and activist Omar Barghouti will discuss ‘The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights.’ Our irregular correspondents will be Danny Muller, who gives a Wasted Energy Report, and the Hopleaf’s Michael Roper talks beer.

Episode #677: 2011 This is Hell! Office Party! Shows

Saturday, December 17, we cordially invited all of our listeners to the first-ever broadcast of the annual This is Hell! Office Party live and completely uninterrupted for four hours from the thirteenth floor of the beautiful Paramutual Building on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming live and podcast here. Hosting this year’s This is Read more

Podcast for October 22 Shows

This is Hell! broadcast a live, completely unedited and uninterrupted four hour radio show, Saturday, October 22nd, on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming and podcast here. Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: РPulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges is a weekly columnist at Truthdig and a senior fellow Read more

Podcast for Saturday, August 6 2011 Shows

Today, Saturday, August 6, 2011, This is Hell! aired a live four hour broadcast beginning at 9AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM streaming live and podcast here. This weekend, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz intervieed: Richard Wolff is professor of economics emeritus at the University of Read more