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 # 710: Podcast for September 22, 2012 Shows

Anatol Lieven talks about talking to the Taliban, Diane Ravitch on education and the Chicago strike, Moustafa Bayoumi on “Men Behaving Badly.”

Irregular correspondents Danny Muller from Haiti, Brian Foley on the law and war, Will Lynch live from Dublin, Elvis DeMorrow reports from the Konspiracy Korner, and Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.

Episode #699: Podcast for June 30, 2012 Shows

Yesterday on This is Hell!, The Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran on ‘The War Within the War for Afghanistan,’ the one and only Noam Chomsky, and the Atlantic’s James Fallows.

Michael Roper of The Hopleaf talked beer.

Jeff Dorchen gave us a Moment of Truth.

We also had live reports from Dublin and Gaza.

Episode #691: Podcast for April 28, 2012 Shows

This Saturday, April 28, on a live but abbreviated This is Hell! host Chuck Mertz interviewed civil rights attorney Chase Madar on Bradley Manning, and former Obama adviser Van Jones on ‘Rebuilding the Dream.’ Our irregular correspondent was Will Lynch, ‘Our Man in Dublin.’ Jeff Dorchen delivered a ‘Moment of Truth’ live from Los Angeles.

Episode 683: February 18th, 2012 Shows


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.

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

Episode #671 for November 5 Shows

Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Jeff Goodwin is professor of Sociology at New York University. Jeff is a past chair of the Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. His research focuses on social movements, revolutions, political violence, and terrorism. He is best known for his Read more

Podcast for July 30, 2011 Shows

Yesterday, Saturday, July 30, This is Hell! aired a live four hour broadcast beginning at 9AM (US central time) over the air on WNUR 89.3FM, Chicago’s Sound Experiment, streaming and podcast here. This weekend, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Muhammad Idrees Ahmad is a Glasgow-based sociologist, born in Chitral Read more