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Episode #749: Podcast for June 29, 2013

2013-06-28 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

Reporter Jonathan Landay on Obama's 'Insider Threat Program' Gay Liberation Network's Andy Thayer on the defeat of DOMA Black Agenda Report's Bruce Dixon on the Voting Rights Act New correspondent Brian Mier live from Brazil. Danny Muller gives a Wasted Energy Report Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth live from India…

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Episode #748: Podcast for June 26, 2013

2013-06-26 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 1s

Writer Ted Genoways talks about the other whistleblowers 'Gagged by Big Ag.'…

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Epsiode #747: Podcast for June 22, 2013

2013-06-21 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

'The NSA and whistleblowers,' 'How to Thwart Internet Spying' and 'Corporate Greed Starving Our Public Schools.'…

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Episode #746: Podcast for June 19, 2013

2013-06-19 :: This Is Hell!

Kristin Smith-Crowe explains how 'Mere exposure to money triggers a business decision frame and unethical outcomes.'…

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Episdoe #745: Podcast for June 15, 2013

2013-06-15 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

Today's show!…

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Episode #744: Podcast for June 8, 2013

2013-06-07 :: This Is Hell!

POSTED SHORTLY!…

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Episode #743: Podcast for June 1, 2013

2013-06-01 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

'The Death of the Modern Middle East.' 'How America Became a Third World Country.' And an unhappy ex-FBI agent.…

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Episode #742: Podcast for May 25, 2013

2013-05-25 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

Vandana Shiva on Monsanto. Trevor Aaaronson reveals 'The Terror Factory. Ken Silverstein dissects think tanks' secret drones. Bhaskar Sunkara explains the inadequacy of liberalism. …

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Episode #741: Podcast for May 18, 2013

2013-05-19 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

Andy Kroll dissects campaign financing and the IRS. Asli Bali on Syria. Stan Cox talks rationing. Paul Thomas talks education. Todd Williams reports from 'post-racial' Hungary. Michael Roper covers beer. Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.…

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Episode #740: Podcast for May 11, 2013

2013-05-10 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

Emily Matchar talks 'The New Domesticity.' Kristen Gwynne on the drug war and law enforcement. Nicole Aschoff explains explains what's behind the 'Imported From Detroit' PR campaign. Sarah Jaffe gives 'Dispatches from the Class War.' Dave Buchen reports from Puerto Rico. Greg Palast dissects the FBI's Chechen investigation. Kate O'Donnell says, 'Thank You, Science! Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.…

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Episode #739: Podcast for May 4, 2013

2013-05-03 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

Middle East correspondent at The Economist Sarah Birke on Syria. Worker rights activist Charles Kernaghan discusses the Bangladesh garment factory disaster. Anthropologist Robin Nagle goes "On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City." Psychologist Roland Weierstall describes, "The peculiar psychology of war likely holds answers for avoiding future atrocities." FAIR's Jim Naureckas gives a 'Bulletin to the Head' with his media criticism. Susan Kang, 'The Solidarity Bitch,' talks labor. Elvis DeMorrow skulks into the Konspiracy Korner to find what the Boston bombing has left behind. Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth from Kerala, India.…

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Episode #738: Best of 2013 … So Far …

2013-04-26 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 2s

Lost voice, found interviews.…

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Episode #737: Podcast for April 20, 2013

2013-04-20 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

Al Jazeera's Asad Hashim on Balochistan, Salon.com's Alex Pareene talks debt, and sociologist Arlie Russell Hochschild dissects 'The Outsourced Self' Correspondents will be investigative journalist Greg Palast, LaddieO.com from the hermetically sealed clean room of URL Labs, and Jeff Dorchen will deliver a Moment of Truth live from India.…

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Episode #736: Podcast for April 13, 2013

2013-04-13 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

George Zornick undoes the Obama Social Security myths, Michael Hudson on #OffshoreLeaks, Rami Khouri talks US media coverage of Iran, and Roger Cavazos decodes North Korea. Correspondents will be Dan Litchfield who talks energy, Danny Muller on activism, and Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.…

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This is Hell!: The Lost Tapes, Literally, Tapes featuring Jake Tapper

2013-04-05 :: This Is Hell!

Go back to the turn of the century and hear how This is Hell! was talking about Iraq, corporate power, China, the economy, the war on drugs and the apocalypse. And Jake Tapper talks guns.…

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Episode #734: Podcast for March 30, 2013

2013-03-30 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

Obama's crackdown on whistleblowers, a new scary trade deal, Obama's Israeli heckler, and Iraq's 'intentional state of terror. A 'Radical Pessimist' and 'The View From The Agile Left.'…

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Episode #733: Podcast for March 23, 2013

2013-03-23 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

We'll talk the 'Third Intifada" with journalist Ben Ehrenreich, the National Iranian American Council's Jamal Abdi on war with Iran, Pentagon spin with Dr. Ben Freeman, and the policy preferences of wealthy Americans with Professor Benjamin Page. We'll also hear from correspondent Marc Flury speaking to us from South Korea, and attorney Brian Foley gives some 'Lawpaganda.'…

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Episode #732: Podcast for March 16, 2013

2013-03-15 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

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.…

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Episode #731: Podcast for March 9, 2013

2013-03-08 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

Victoria Brittain reveals 'The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror,' Kevin Gosztola reports on the Bradley Manning trial, Chavala Madlena finds 'Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centers,' Noam Chomsky wonders if 'Will Capitalism Destroy Civilization?,' and Paul Pillar tells us what's 'Breeding Anti-US Suspicions.' Contributors John K. Wilson talks politics and Elvis DeMorrow tells us what's in the Konspiracy Korner.…

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Episode #730: Podcast for March 2, 2013

2013-03-02 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

Vicky Rateau goes 'Behind the Brands,' Flint Taylor reveals torture in Chicago, Meenakshi Ganguly on child sex abuse in India, and Deborah Rogers on the fracking bubble.…

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Episode #729: Podcast for February 23, 2013

2013-02-22 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 2s

Tom Philpott talks food and agriculture, and Ian Pounds describes 'One Man's Journey to Afghanistan. We also get reports from correspondents Dan 'The Auto Man' Litchfield as well as 'Our Man in San Juan' Dave Buchen.…

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Episode #728: Podcast for February 16, 2013

2013-02-15 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

Julia Pyper talks climate change adaptation. Doug Clopp on ALEC. Suzanne Goldenberg reveals secret money. John Schmitt dissects the minimum wage.…

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Episode #727: Podcast for February 9, 2013

2013-02-08 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

How much does This is Hell! mean to you? Show your support by donating to WNUR.…

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Episode #726: Podcast for February 2, 2013

2013-02-01 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 1s

Mark Weisbrot reveals the damage done to Europe by the IMF, and Dave Zirin tells us 'How Owners Are Ruining The Games We Love.' We'll also hear some 'Lawpaganda' from irregular correspondent Brian Foley during an abbreviated broadcast.…

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Episode #725: Podcast for January 26, 2013

2013-01-25 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

ProPublica's Justin Elliott reveals a US study on Iran 'pulled for revisions,' and US arm sales to Bahrain during their bloody crackdown, Matthieu Aikins finds the "Kabubble' in Afghanistan's economy, Stephen Zunes gives 'The Case Against Kerry,' and Mike Moran uncovers 'Global Inequality and Its Cost.' We're told some 'Lawpaganda' by Brian Foley, we hear from David Skalinder gives 'The View From The Agile Left' live from London, and Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth from Los Angeles.…

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Episode #724: Podcast for January 19, 2013

2013-01-18 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

Journalist Peter Tinti from Mali, writer Nick Turse on ''The American System of Suffering,' Dean Baker on Aaron Swartz, and Pam Palmater is 'Idle No More.' 'The Radical Pessimist,' a 'Moment of Truth' and we introduce a new and very special member of the This is Hell! crew.…

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Episode #723: Podcast for January 12, 2012

2013-01-11 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

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 [...]…

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Episode #722: Podcast for January 5, 2013

2013-01-04 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

Best of 2012, Part Two!…

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Episode #721: Podcast for December 29, 2012

2012-12-27 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

Which were the best live on-air conversations on This is Hell! in 2012?…

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Episode #720: Podcast for December 22. 2012

2012-12-20 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

... and you were afraid of 12-21-12?…

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Episode #719: Saturday, December 15, 2012

2012-12-15 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

It's the Second Annual This is Hell! Holiday Office Party!…

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Episode #718: Podcast for December 8, 2012

2012-12-08 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

John Vidal on climate change, Anne-christine d'Adesky describes the horrors in Haiti, Gray Brechin gets to the truth about post office problems, Ray McGovern talks Bradley Manning and Josh Holland on the nuttier aspects of the far right. Irregular correspondents Susan Kang from New York City, Danny Muller's in Gaza, and Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.…

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Episode #717: Podcast for December 1, 2012

2012-11-30 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

Drug fraud with Scientific America's Charles Seife, 'Confusianism' with Foreign Policy's Stephen Walt, and New York Review of Book's Mark Danner live from Ramallah. Jeff Dorchen gives a Moment of Truth.…

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Episode #716: Podcast for November 24, 2012

2012-11-23 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 1s

Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery on the Gaza conflict and Human Rights Watch's Stephen Goose on drones.…

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Episode # 715: Podcast for November 17, 2012

2012-11-17 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 1s

Chuck, Dave and Jeff live in-studio!…

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Episode # 714: Podcast for November 3, 2012

2012-11-02 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

Greg Palast on Mitt Romney's Bailout Bonanza and his 'Auto Bailout Profiteering,' Paul M. Barrett says 'It's Global Warming, Stupid!,' Rick Perlstein talks 'Mail Order Conservatism,' Jeff Biggers reveals the 'Arizonification of America,' and museum director Michael Rush introduces us to the new Eli Broad Art Museum. Dan 'The Auto Man' Litchfield talks cars and Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.…

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Episode # 713: Podcast for October 20, 2012

2012-10-19 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

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.…

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Episode # 712: Podcast for October 13, 2012

2012-10-12 :: This Is Hell!

Phone troubles mean Chuck riffs for an hour!…

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Episode # 711: Podcast for October 6, 2012

2012-10-05 :: This Is Hell!

Andy Kroll of Mother Jones joins host Chuck Mertz on an abbreviated one-hour live broadcast.…

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Episode # 710: Podcast for September 22, 2012

2012-09-21 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

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.…

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Episode # 709: Podcast for September 15, 2012

2012-09-15 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

Dean Baker on all things economic, Greg Palast talks,'Ballot Bandits,' and Anatol Lieven reveals Taliban reconciliation. Prof Brian Foley does the law, LaddieO.com gives a tech report, and Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth. We also had a surprise interview of Alternet's Sarah Jaffe.…

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Episode # 708: Podcast for September 8, 2012

2012-09-07 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

Host Chuck Mertz talked to a whistleblower, an investigative journalist discussed drones, and we'll talk Obama's foreign policy. 'The Radical Pessimist' leaves for Iran, we'll learn what's FAIR and a Moment of Truth!…

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Episode # 707: Podcast for Saturday, August 25, 2012

2012-08-25 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

Today, The Guardian's Martin Chulov in Aleppo, Syria, Dr. Stephen Zunes on the Middle East and Western Sahara, and journalist Antonia Juhasz on oil. Irregular correspondents were Valerie Bergeron from Egypt and Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.…

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Episode #706: This is Hell! Golden Archives! Podcast!

2012-08-17 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

A collection of segments from before 9/11 that have never been re-broadcast anywhere, even online.…

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Episode #705: A Tribute to Alexander Cockburn!

2012-08-11 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

Four hours of nothing but past live, unedited conversations with the great Alex Cockburn…

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Episode #704: Podcast for August 4, 2012

2012-08-04 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

The staff of This is Hell! celebrated our inaugural Summer Boat Party Special live from the SS Merkin anchored offshore from WNUR's studios in Lake Michigan.…

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Epsiode #703: Podcast for July 28, 2012

2012-07-28 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

On this week's This is Hell!, Chuck Mertz interviewed former M15 officer Annie Machon on the possibility we will be misled into war with Iran, Kristen Gwynne talked drugs and cops, and Guardian writer Michael Cohen explained how 'America rots from the inside, while overreacting to threats from outside.' David Skalinder reported from the Olympics, Elvis DeMorrow told us what's happening with the Aurora shootings in the Konspiracy Korner, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.…

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Episode #702: Podcast for July 21, 2012

2012-07-21 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

On This is Hell! Chicago's Best Journalist interviewed Glenn Greenwald, Bill McKibben, and David Vine on Chicago's Best Morning Show. Our irregular correspondents were Valerie Bergeronl and Jeff Dorchen.…

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Episode #701: Podcast for July 14, 2012

2012-07-14 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

Chuck Mertz interviewed Harper's columnist Thomas Frank, investigative reporter Greg Palast. Our irregular correspondents were LaddieO.com from the hermetically sealed clean rooms at URL Labs, brand new crew member Brain Foley, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.…

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Episode #700: Podcast for July 7, 2012

2012-07-06 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

Laura Rozen talked Syria and Iran, David Shulman on 'being an illegal alien in your own land,' Tom Philpott on agriculture and climate change, and Noel Ortega gave 'A Main Street Fix for Wall Street's Failure.' The Radical Pessimist, Kevan Harris, gave us a piece of his mind. John K. Wilson talked politics. Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.…

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Episode #699: Podcast for June 30, 2012

2012-06-30 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

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. …

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Episode #698: Podcast for June 23, 2012

2012-06-23 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

This week on Chicago's Best Morning Show, This is Hell!, Chicago's Best Journalist Chuck Mertz interviewed Paul Pillar on 'What Iran Wants,' Laura Carlsen on Honduras and Mexico, and Deepak Tripathi on 'History's Revenge.' We also heard from irregular correspondents in Budapest and San Juan.…

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Episode #697: Podcast for June 16, 2012

2012-06-16 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

This Saturday, Chuck Mertz interviews Juan Cole on the world's rational disappointment with President Obama, Dabo Guan on China's underestimated pollution, Stephen Walt on George W. Obama, and Rami Khouri on Syria. Susan Kang and Trevor Ewen will be this week's irregular correspondents. Richard Norwood and Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer are this weekend's producers.…

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Episode #696: Podcast for June 9, 2012

2012-06-09 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

This week, Saqib Bhatti explained 'How Wall Street is Bankrupting Our Public Transit Agencies by Profiteering off Toxic Swap Deals'; Andrew Gavin Marshall told us '10 Things You Should Know About the Quebec Student Movement'; Doug Henwood described Wisconsin Governor Scott ''Walker’s victory, un-sugar-coated'; and Wayne Getz warned us about "the tipping point." Dan 'The Auto Man' Litchfield talks transportation and Elvis DeMorrow tells us what's scuttling around the Konspiracy Korner.…

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Episode #695: Podcast for May 26, 2012

2012-05-25 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

Your host Chuck Mertz interviewed award-winning author Vijay Prashad on South Asians labeled as terrorists in America and 'how it feels to be the problem,' columnist Muhammad Sahimi on nuclear talks with Iran, and historian Dana Frank on what the hell's happening with US drug agents linked to killings in Honduras. Our irregular correspondents were David Skalinder and 'The View from the Agile Left,' Spencer 'Thunderball' Thayer on last week's protests, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.…

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Episode #694: Podcast for May 19, 2012

2012-05-18 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

On this episode of This is Hell!, Chuck Mertz interviewed Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly, who was just back from Afghanistan, and German peace activist Reiner Braun, both of whom would speak at Chicago's Mass Rally and protest against NATO the following Sunday. We also spoke with Barbara Ehrenreich on 'Preying on the Poor.' Producer Spencer 'Thunderball' Thayer gave us a live report on his way to the Mental Health Movement's March on Mayor Emanuel's home. Irregular correspondent Danny Muller gave a 'Wasted Energy Report,' Kate O'Donnell said, 'Thank You, Science!, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.…

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Episode #693: Podcast for May 12, 2012

2012-05-11 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

Host Chuck Mertz interviewed United for a Fair Economy executive director Brian Miller on 'The Self-Made Myth,' author Ravi Palat live from Spain on the 'Indignados,' and CANG8's Andy Thayer live from the People's Summit, a week prior to next weekend's NATO Summit protests here in Chicago.…

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Episode #692: Podcast for May 5, 2012

2012-05-05 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

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.…

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Episode #691: Podcast for April 28, 2012

2012-04-28 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 2s

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.…

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Podcast 685: Saturday, March 3, 2012 (NOW FIXED!)

2012-03-03 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

This week hsot Chuck Mertz interviewed Daniel Halperin who explained 'How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How to Overcome it,' Campbell Craig described 'the nonproliferation complex,' Suzanne Mettler told us 'How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy,' and Julia Whitty debunked the myth that the oceans are infinite and inexhaustible. We also heard from Dan 'The Auto Man' Litchfield, Danny Muller gave a Wasted Energy Report, and Jeff Dorchen returned with the Moment of Truth.…

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Episode 684: Omar Barghouti

2012-03-02 :: This Is Hell!

Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian commentator and human rights activist. Omar is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. He is author of the book, “BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights” (Haymarket Books).…

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Episode 684: John Nichols

2012-03-01 :: This Is Hell!

John Nichols is The Nation’s Washington correspondent and the associate editor of the Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin. John’s new book is entitled, “Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street” (Nation Books).…

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Episode 684: Michael Roper

2012-02-29 :: This Is Hell!

Live in studio, Michael Roper, proprietor of the Hopleaf, 5148 North Clark Street in Chicago, who will talk beer.…

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Episode 684: Mark Weisbrot

2012-02-28 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 5s

Mark Weisbrot is co-founder of the Center for Economic Policy and Research with past This is Hell! guest Dean Baker. CEPR was formed in 1999 to “promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives.” Mark writes a column on economic and policy issues that is distributed to over [...]…

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Episode 684: Diane Ravitch

2012-02-27 :: This Is Hell!

Diane Ravitch is Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education. Diane is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Last year, she won the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences in 2011 for her “careful use of social science research for [...]…

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Episode 684: February 25th, 2012

2012-02-25 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

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.…

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Episode 683: February 18th, 2012

2012-02-18 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

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.…

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Episode 682: February 11th, 2012

2012-02-11 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 3s

This is Hell! THIS broadcast a live four hour WNUR Annual Phoneathon Fundraiser Special - DONATE RIGHT NOW AT 1-847-491-3655 - with host Chuck Mertz interviewing marijuana advocate Mason Tvert, author Rachel Herz on the 'Mysteries of Repulsion,' business writer Mike Hudson on potential GE fraud, and columnist Joshua Holland on whatever the hell we feel like. Irregular correspondents will be 'Our Man in Budapest' Todd Williams, Kate O'Donnell who loves to say, 'Thank You, Science!,' and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth. …

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Episode 681: February 4th, 2012

2012-02-04 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

This week on This is Hell!, former FBI agent Ali Soufan gives us 'The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against Al Qaeda,' historian Carroll Smith-Rosenberg describes 'This Violent Empire,' political economist Gar Alperovitz discusses 'America Beyond Capitalism,' and Iranian analyst Farideh Farhi talks Iran. Irregular correspondent Spencer 'Thunderball' Thayer takes your calls on #Occupy, LaddieO.com tells us what's brewing in URL Labs, and Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth.…

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Episode #680: Podcast for January 28, 2012

2012-01-28 :: This Is Hell!
Length: 4s

This week on This is Hell! Peter van Buren told us how he 'Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People,' John Lanchester explained 'Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay,' and Christopher Preble revealed 'How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous and Less Free.' Elvis DeMorrow stepped out of the Konspiracy Korner to give a travelogue, we heard from our 'Man in San Juan' Dave Buchen, and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.…

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Episode #679: Podcast for Janaury 21, 2012

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Our guests were sociologist Sarah Sobieraj on 'The Perils of Media-Centered Activism,' journalist Nicholas Shaxson 'Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens,' Historian Jo Guldi describes how 'Britain Invents the Infrastructure State,' and Christopher Strain will be 'Rethinking Violence in American Life.'…

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Episode #678: Podcast for Janaury 14, 2012

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Our guests were ex-CIA officer Paul Pillar on Iran, the Gay Liberation Network's Andy Thayer on this coming May's G8/NATO protests in Chicago, historian Lisa Keller on "Democracy and Public Space," former Seattle police chief during the 1999 WTO demonstrations Norm Stamper, and Tom Frank on 'The Hard Times Swindle and the Unlikely Come Back of the Right." Dan 'the Auto Man' Litchfield talked cars and Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.…

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Best of This is Hell!: 2011

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The ‘Best of This is Hell!: 2011‘ airs this Saturday, December 24, 2011, for four hours beginning at 9 AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming live and podcast shortly after here. Hosted by producer Theron Hummiston, the interviews from the past year that will be featured include those with Seymour [...]…

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

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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 [...]…

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Episode # 676 – December 10, 2010

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Saturday, December 10, This is Hell! broadcast a live four hour show beginning at 9 AM (central) over-the-air on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming live and podcast here. Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed … Jeffrey D. Clements is the co-founder and general counsel of Free Speech for [...]…

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Episode #675 – December 3, 2011

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Saturday, December 3rd, This is Hell! aired a live four hour completely uninterrupted, commercial-free, thoroughly unedited broadcast beginning at 9 AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming live and podcast shortly after here. Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed … live from Oslo, Reza Marashi is [...]…

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Episode #674 Nov, 26 – Interview with Greg Palast

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This is Hell! aired a live and completely uninterrupted and unedited – albeit abbreviated – one hour show beginning at 9 AM (US central) Saturday, November 26, on Chicago’s Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming live and podcast shortly after here. Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed… Investigative reporter and [...]…

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What is your Monday morning quarterbacking for #Occupy?

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The Question From Hell is back! This month’s Question From Hell for our listening audience is ‘what is your Monday morning quarterbacking for the #Occupy movement?‘ In American football, a ‘Monday Morning Quarterback’ is a spectator who criticizes or passes judgment on the preceding weekend’s games. This analysis also often includes what the fan believes [...]…

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Episode #673 – #OccupyThisisHell!, Nov 19th

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This is Hell! broadcast a live – albeit abbreviated – one hour radio show, today,  Saturday, November 19, on Chicago’s Sound Experiment, WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming and podcast here. This weekend, This is Hell! was Occupied by members of the #OccupyWallStreet, #OccupyChicago and #OccupyOakland contingents. Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz [...]…

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Episode #671 for November 5

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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. …

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Podcast for October 22

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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 …

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Podcast for October 8, 2011

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Yesterday, Saturday, October 8, 2011, This is Hell! broadcasts live, completely unedited and uninterrupted four hour show beginning at 9 AM (US central time time) over-the air on Chicago’s Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming and podcast shortly…

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Podcast for October 1, 2011

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This is Hell! aired a live – albeit abbreviated – one hour show today, Saturday, October 1, 2011, beginning at 9AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM. This weekend, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host…

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September 24, 2011 – Hour Four – Chris Woods

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This is Hell! aired a live and completely uninterrupted four hour show today, Saturday, September 24, 2011, beginning at 9AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM. In the last hour of the show we talked live from London, Chr…

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September 24, 2011 – Hour Three – Sahr Muhammedally

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This is Hell! aired a live and completely uninterrupted four hour show today, Saturday, September 24, 2011, beginning at 9AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM. In the third hour, live from London, Sahr Muhammedally is …

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September 24, 2011 – Hour Two – Erica Gaston

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This is Hell! aired a live and completely uninterrupted four hour show today, Saturday, September 24, 2011, beginning at 9AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM. In the second hour live in-studio, Spencer ’Thunderba…

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September 24, 2011 – Hour One – Stephen Walt

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This is Hell! aired a live and completely uninterrupted four hour show today, Saturday, September 24, 2011, beginning at 9AM (US central) on Chicago’s Sound Experiment WNUR 89.3 FM, streaming live and podcast shortly after our over-the-air bro…

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A Message From This Is Hell!

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This is Hell! aired a live and completely uninterrupted four hour show today, Saturday, September 24, 2011. However this isn’t it. We’re trying something different, we are finally listening to you the listening audience and we’ll be …

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Podcast for September 24, 2011

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This weekend, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Stephen Walt is a professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Stephen is the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Af…

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Podcast for Saturday, September 17

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Your bitter blind broke gap-tooothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Paul Harris is the US correspondent of British papers the Guardian and The Observer, the world’s oldest Sunday newspaper. Prior to his work at the Guardian and Observer, P…

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Podcast for Saturday, September 10

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Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: journalist Stephen Glain author of, “Mullahs, Merchants, and Militants: The Economic Collapse of the Arab World” (St. Martin’s Press), which was named the best book…

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Podcast for Saturday, September 3

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Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: Bethany McLean is a writer at Vanity Fair and co-author (with Joe Nocera) of, “The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron” (Portfol…

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Podcast for October 9

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On the Saturday, October 9, 2010, four-hour, completely new, live broadcast, which can be listened to here, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed: award-winning investigative journalist Russ Baker is founder and edito…

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Podcast for October 2

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This past Saturday, October 2, 2010, This is Hell! broadcast an abbreviated one-hour completely unedited and uninterrupted showonWNUR 89.3 FM, and streaming live at WNUR.org. It’s now podcast here and through the above links.. During these shortened…

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Podcast for September 11

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This is Hell! broadcast an abbreviated one-hour live program this past Saturday, September 11, 2010, on Chicago’s WNUR 89.3 FM. The show is podcast here as well as the above links Last weekend, your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chu…

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Podcast for July 3rd

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Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed … Julien Mercille is lecturer at University College Dublin, Ireland. Julien’s recent writing includes, “Demand is King: Why Afghanistan’s Poppies Aren’t the …

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Podcast For June 26th

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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)&…

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Podcast for June 19

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Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed … journalist and political analyst Vicken Cheterian works for the non-profit governance organization CIMERA, based in Geneva. Vicken’s recent writing includes, “…

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Podcast for June 5

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Our guests this weekend were: John Vidal is the Guardian’s environment editor. John is the author of “McLibel: Burger Culture on Trial” (Pan Books). His recent articles include, “Nigeria’s agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill. The US and Euro…

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Podcast for May 1

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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 A…

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Podcast for April 10

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This past Saturday’s ‘Best of’ edition features a recording of ‘A Conversation with Greg Palast‘ featuring your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz from Friday, April 9, 2010, at Columbia College’…

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Podcast for April 3rd

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Listen to this Saturday’s live four hour This is Hell! Our guests were: Steven Fake is co-author with Kevin Funk of the book, “The Scramble for Africa: Darfur – Intervention and the USA” (Black Rose Books). Professor emeritus in in…

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Podcast for Saturday, November 28, 2009

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Ivan Eland is Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at The Independent Institute. Ivan has spent 15 years working for Congress on national security issues, including as an investigator for the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Principal Defense …

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Podcast for Saturday, July 15, 2006

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This week, we broadcast a ‘Best of’ edition. However, Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth. You can listen to Jeff’s Moment in RealAudio format by clicking here. And if you want to listen in MP3 format just click here. The great folk…

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