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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: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:14:31 +0000

Copyright: Copyright © This Is Hell! 2012

On Chelsea Manning’s new freedom and old enemies

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:14:31 +0000

Journalist Kevin Gosztola reports on the politics of Chelsea Manning’s newly won freedom. PLUS: Trump Denialism, Rotten History and Listener Mail

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Building the neoliberal wall / Lousy fascists

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:06:55 +0000

Writer Elliot Sperber discusses the concept of the wall in an age of neoliberalism and mass migration. / In a Moment of Truth Jeff Dorchen reveals his dissatisfaction with our incoming president.

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Rex Tillerson’s past and the foreign policy of ExxonMobil.

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:40:42 +0000

Journalist Antonia Juhasz explains why Rex Tillerson could be America’s most dangerous Secretary of State. PLUS: Question From Hell!

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South Korea’s impeachment, explained / Between the US, Haiti and Guy Philippe

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:40:35 +0000

Live from Seoul, Marc Flury catches us up on South Korea’s shaman / fairy / cult / horse dancing / impeachment story. / Researcher Jake Johnston explains what Guy Philippe’s extradition reveals about US influence in Haiti.

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US intelligence, regime change and other weapons of mass destruction.

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:17:00 +0000

Former CIA analyst John Nixon explains what he learned about US intelligence from the interrogation of Saddam Hussein. PLUS: Chuck vs Meryl Streep, Rotten History

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Fakenewsing an Assange interview / High T toxicity

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:42:42 +0000

Journalist Stefania Maurizi talks about losing her Julian Assange interview to the fake news cycle. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen examines toxic masculinity and capitalism, like a boss.

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A history of America’s drug war pathology.

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:00:12 +0000

Writer Alexandra Chassin explores the obsessions of drug war architect Harry J. Anslinger.

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Signs of US involvement in Brazil’s coup / Priced out of drag in San Francisco

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 03:12:10 +0000

Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier looks for signs of US involvement in Brazil’s 2016 coup. / The price of rent and risk in San Francisco’s drag scene.

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What comes after Trump’s song and dance routine?

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 16:13:22 +0000

Author Mark Danner looks through Trump’s election season performance, and sees no second act. PLUS: Rotten History

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Episode 933: Staff Picks 2016 (Compilation – December 31 2016)

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 03:14:19 +0000

This is Hell’s favorite interviews of 2016 Featuring: Jodi Dean, Alan Taylor, Micah White, James Livingston, Jennifer Geist-Rutledge and Jeff Dorchen

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Episode 932: Listener Favorites 2016 (Full Broadcast – December 24 2016)

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 05:44:01 +0000

This Is Hell! listener favorite interviews from 2016. Featuring: Mary Mellor, Yanis Varoufakis, Arun Kundnani, Henry Giroux, Sarah Jaffe and Peter Frase.

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The year in craft beer capitalism / The origins of conflict, pt 1

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:04:52 +0000

The Hopleaf’s Michael Roper reports from what might be peak craft beer in America. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen fights his way back to the origins of conflict.

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On violence, memory and the open wounds of war.

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 03:11:02 +0000

Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen examines the limitations of memory and the persistence of war. Viet is author of the book Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War from Harvard University Press. PLUS: Question from Hell!

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A radical comes home / How centrists failed immigrants

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 02:48:56 +0000

Live from Switzerland, Ed Sutton talks about coming home in an age of migration. / Reporter Dan Denvir explains how establishment centrists moved immigration policy to the right.

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Don’t believe the Russian threat hype.

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 00:44:21 +0000

Writer Andrew Cockburn explains who profits from inflating the Russian threat. Andrew wrote the article The New Red Scare in the December issue of Harper’s.

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Trump eats the planet / Normalizing the Creamsicle Racoon

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 02:16:32 +0000

Author Ashley Dawson previews the Trump administration’s environmental horror show. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen drops a few more good reasons to be a bad citizen.

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US politics after Trump’s win / A report from Hambach Forest

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 03:51:07 +0000

Journalist Sarah Jaffe looks to the radicalizing possibilities of protest in the Trump era. / Live from Germany, Manuel Carrasco Molina reports on anti-coal actions deep in the Hambach Forest.

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The economics of prison labor / The wrong side of fake news

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:57:02 +0000

Activist Azzurra Crispino updates us on repression and resistance during the US prison labor strike. / Naked Capitalism’s Yves Smith calls in from the wrong side of the fake news scare.

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Fuck work: The case against full employment.

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:54:39 +0000

Historian James Livingston explains why work isn’t working for anyone but the rich. James is the author of the new book No More Work: Why Full Employment Is a Bad Idea from UNC Press and the Aeon essay Fuck Work. PLUS: Rotten History

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Building the party we need / Planet of the pig

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:56:18 +0000

Jacobin editor Seth Ackerman sketches the blueprints for a working class political party. / Jeff Dorchen hearkens back to the days when dressing a pig up as the Kaiser was a big deal.

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