Podcast for June 25, 2011 Shows

Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Helen Epstein is the author of “The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa” (Picador). Helen’s recent writing at the New York Review of Books includes, “Flu Warning: Beware the Drug Companies!” live from Athens, Greece, Chicago’s Kathy Kelly Read more

Podcast for May 7, 2011 Shows

Today, Saturday, May 7, 2011, This is Hell! aired a live four hour broadcast over the air on WNUR 89.3 FM, Chicago’s Sound Experiment. Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Richard Bulliet is Professor of Middle East History at Columbia University specializing in Middle Eastern history, the social and institutional Read more

Podcast for February 19 Shows

Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Matthew Rothschild is editor of the Madison, Wisconsin, based magazine The Progressive. Matthew recently wrote the article, “Glorious Rallies in Madison, Ground Zero of the Fight Back.” Award-winning journalist and cultural historian Jeff Biggers is the author of, “Reckoning at Eagle Creek, The United Read more

Podcast for December 4 Shows

Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans including fifteen years at The New York Times. Chris is a weekly columnist at Truthdig and a senior fellow at The Read more

Podcast for October 16th Shows

Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Bruce Kushnick is the founder of New Networks Institute, and a telecommunications industry analyst who regularly reports for Harvard Nieman’s Watchdog. Last week, Bruce co-wrote the story, “How the Phone Companies Are Screwing America: The $320 Billion Broadband Rip-Off” with past this is Hell! Read more

Podcast for August 7 Shows

On This is Hell! episode #666, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed … Edwin Cake is a biological oceanographer, a certified oyster biologist, and a private and public environmental consultant. He is an independent scientist with over 40 years experience in the Gulf of Mexico Region and is currently assisting Read more

Podcast For June 26th Shows

Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed … plant breeder and writer Stan Cox, author of “Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned World (and Finding New Ways to Get Through the Summer)” (The New Press). Stan worked for the US Department of Agriculture in India for thirteen years. Find Read more

Podcast for May 1 Shows

Our guests on this podcast are: Paul Street is an independent journalist, policy adviser, and historian. Paul was Vice President for Research and Planning at the Chicago Urban League. He is the author, most recently, of “Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics” (Paradigm). His next book, “The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama in Read more

Podcast for March 13 Shows

Our guests were: Melvin Goodman is the national security and intelligence columnist for truthout.org. Melvin's most recent writing at truthout includes, Too Much Bang, Bang: The Need to Demilitarize US 'National Security',” “The Secret History of Gen. Alexander Haig,” and the two-parter, “President Obama and the CIA: What Must Be Done,” and “CIA and Intelligence Community Read more

Podcast for December 19, 2009 Shows

Our guests were: live from Beirut, Martin Chulov is the Baghdad correspondent for The Guardian. This week, Martin posted the article, “Iraq: Water, Water Nowhere,” at the World Policy Journal web site. William Astore is a retired US Air Force lieutenant colonel. Bill taught cadets at the Air Force Academy and officers at the Naval Postgraduate Read more