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This Is Hell!

Long-form interviews with writers, thinkers and workers from around the world and across the spectrum of experience.

Last Build Date: 2018-02-17 15:20:00 -0600

Copyright: Copyright © This Is Hell! 2018

On struggle and solidarity in Appalachia.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:20:00 -0600

Writer Elizabeth Catte explores the work of building solidarity and resistance in Appalachia. Elizabeth is author of the new book "What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia" from Belt Publishing.

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Let strippers do their jobs / No water, no power in Puerto Rico

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:51:00 -0600

Journalist and stripper Reese Piper discusses strip club raids and worker resistance in New Orleans. Reese wrote the Medium article "New Orleans Is Trying to Shut Down Strip Clubs. Why This Puts My Life In Danger" and the op-ed "French Quarter stripper: We're real people with bills to pay, have right to work without fear" for The Advocate. / Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen checks in from whatever hasn't been privatized yet in Puerto Rico.

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The internet was always spying on you.

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:14:00 -0600

Investigative journalist Yasha Levine explains why the internet has been a surveillance tool since day one. Yasha is author of the new book "Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet" from PublicAffairs. PLUS: Question From Hell!

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The case against Andrew Cuomo / No Olympics, anywhere.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:03:00 -0600

Political scientist Susan Kang looks beyond the progressive illusion of Andrew Cuomo. Susan wrote the article "The Case Against Cuomo" for Jacobin. / Arielle Sallai and Rachel Reyes of No Olympics LA explain what cities lose when the Olympics take control.

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How our minds spread into the physical world.

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:16:00 -0600

Philosopher Riccardo Manzotti explains why consciousness and the physical world are the same thing. Riccardo is author of "The Spread Mind: Why Consciousness and the World Are One" from OR Books. PLUS: Chuck vs perception, Rotten History

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What Trump changes / Notes on John Lennon's piano

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:45:00 -0600

Journalist David Cay Johnston explains how the Trump administration is remaking the American government. David is author of "It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America" from Simon & Schuster. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen commandeers John Lennon's fancy piano.

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The gun as a weapon of politics.

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:54:00 -0600

Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz views America's history of guns, from the other side of the barrel. Roxanne is author of "Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment" from City Lights Books. PLUS: Question From Hell!

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The women on the far right / A left argument against intersectionality.

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:23:00 -0600

Investigative journalist Lara Whyte examines the presence and participation of women in the far-right. Laura co-wrote the article "Why are women joining far-right movements, and why are we so surprised?" with Claire Provost for openDemocracy. Black Agenda Report managing editor Bruce Dixon makes a left case against intersectionality. Bruce wrote the articles "Intersectionality is a Hole. Afro-Pessimism is a Shovel. We Need to Stop Digging." and Looking "Down That Deep Hole: Parasitic Intersectionality and Toxic Afro-Pessimism." for Black Agenda Report.

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The power of Black and Brown American history, today.

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 15:47:00 -0600

Historian Paul Ortiz explores a Black and Brown history of organization and resistance against imperialism. Paul is author of "An African American and Latinx History of the United States" from Beacon Press.

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A conversation about the conversation about race / Infinite Just.

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:07:00 -0600

Writer Ijeoma Oluo talks about what we need to talk about when we talk about race in America. Ijeoma is author of the book "So You Want to Talk about Race" from Seal Press. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen wonders why we even bother thinking about justice.

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