(25jun17) Saturday's show will be rebroadcast in one hour segments starting tonight. Previous shows at the mirror sites will open a new window and play. Warning: a live show with be broadcast and streamed, probably while you are asleep. Check thisishell.com at 9am CST Saturday, or tune in here later for the rebroadcast schedule.
24jun17 This Is Hell
9:15 - Political economist Massimo de Angelis maps out the common course for a post-capitalist society.Massimo is author of Omnia Sunt Communia: On the Commons and the Transformation to Postcapitalism from Zed Books.
10:00 - McMansion Hell's Kate Wagner explores the nightmare architecture of the upwardly mobile.Kate is the mastermind behind the indispensable website McMansion Hell.
10:35 - Black Lives Matter Chicago's Aislinn Pulley and Kofi Ademola discuss fighting the CPD in court.Black Lives Matter Chicago is part of a class action lawsuit against the City of Chicago and the CPD over police violence.
11:05 - Law professor James Forman examines Black involvement throughout the mass incarceration machine.James is author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
12:05 - Live from Paris, Jacob Hamburger surveys the French political landscape, post-Macron victory.Jacob writes about American politics for Charlie Hebdo.
12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen laments the end of an ancient Chinese tradition.
20may17 This Is Hell
- 9:05 - Writer China Miéville explains what Russia, 1917 can teach the post-Soviet, pre-revolutionary world.China is author of October: The Story of the Russian Revolution from Verso.
- 10:00 - Military whistleblower Lisa Ling reports on life and death inside the secret US drone war.Lisa, a former technical sergeant on drone surveillance systems, was profiled in the documentary National Bird.
- 11:00 - Journalist Duff McDonald tours the school at the golden heart of global capitalism.Duff is author of the new book The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite from Harper Collins.
- 12:00 - Organizer Mariame Kaba looks beyond reform, to the destruction of the prison industrial complex.Mariame wrote the article Free Us All: Participatory defense campaigns as abolitionist organizing for The New Inquiry.
- 12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen yanks your physical and mental chains.
13may17 This Is Hell
- 9:10 - Attorney Nnennaya Amuchie explains how activists bailed out Black mothers in time for Mother's Day.Nnennaya worked with BYP100 DC on a local fundraising effort, part of a larger national campaign by the group Southerners On New Ground.
- 9:30 - Historian Julia Ott details the ways a century of American tax policies valued wealth over work.Julia wrote the article How Tax Policy Created the 1% for Dissent.
- 10:05 - Economist Mark Weisbrot explains why Marine Le Pen's electoral defeat is not a victory for the French left.Mark wrote the articles Curb Your Enthusiasm: Macron Is Just The Beginning Of A New Fight For France And Europe for Huffington Post and How the Eurozone Damaged French Politics—and This Year’s Presidential Election for The Nation.
- 10:35 - Immigration researcher Karina Moreno profiles Muslim/Latino solidarity in the Trump era.Karina wrote the artilce A Politics of Solidarity for Jacobin.
- 11:05 - Zoologist Bill Schutt examines our long, bloody, somewhat recent history of cannibalism.Bill wrote the book Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History from Algonquin Books.
- 12:00 - Journalist Sharon Lerner reports on the large-scale poisoning of a small, poor town in Louisiana.Sharon wrote the article The Plant Next Door for The Intercept.
- 12:30 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen gets his money back from Adam Smith.Jeff is hosting the "What Is Capitalism" Contest at Seattle's Red May on Sunday.
06may17 This Is Hell
- 9:15 - Economist Kate Raworth outlines the ideas re-shaping our understanding of 21st century economics.Kate is author of Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist from Chelsea Green.
- 10:00 - Consumer advocate Ralph Nader discusses ways of challenging power in the 21st century.Ralph is author of Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than We Think from City Lights.
- 10:35 - Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen reports back from the May Day general strike in Puerto Rico.Dave got teargassed twice, if you were wondering about his credentials.
- 11:05 - Mathematician Eugenia Cheng explores the beautiful dream of infinity.Eugenia is author of Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics from Basic Books.
- 12:05 - Christine Ahn explains why everyone on the Korean Peninsula wants peace but the United States.Christine wrote the article The High Costs of US Warmongering Against North Korea for Truthout.
- 12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen just mostly babbles about sanity. Jeffy is hosting the "What Is Capitalism" Contest at Seattle's Red May next weekend. Go to it.
29apr17 This Is Hell
- 9:15 - Historian Timothy Snyder examines our present for signs of tyranny in our future.Timothy is author of the new book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century from Tim Duggan Books.
- 10:05 - Live from St. Petersberg, writer Yasha Levine reports on hacking hysteria and myth of cyber security.Yasha wrote the article From Russia, With Panic for The Baffler.
- 11:05 - Peace activist Kathy Kelly reports on the US-supplied slaughter of innocents in Yemen.Kathy wrote the piece The Shame of Killing Innocent People for Common Dreams.
- 11:35 - The Oakland Institute's Anuradha Mittal explores the military occupation of land in post-war Sri Lanka.The Oakland Institute just published the report Justice Denied: A Reality Check on Resettlement, Demilitarization and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka.
- 12:10 - Julia Buxton examines the persistently dysfunctional nature of Venezuela's anti-Chavista opposition.Julia wrote the article Situation Normal in Venezuela: All Fouled Up for NACLA Report on the Americas.
- 12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen eulogizes one of his organs. Organ TBD, BTW.
22apr17 This Is Hell
- 9:15 - Live from Ankara, Max Zirngast explains what Turkey lost in Erdoğan's referendum victory.Max is co-author of the recent articles Voting on Dictatorship and Ten Thoughts on the Turkish Referendum for Jacobin.
- 10:05 - CIP Americas Director Laura Carlsen reports from the moving migrant-rights protest, Caravan Against Fear.Laura will be reporting somewhere from Texas, follow her and the Caravan Against Fear on their Facebook page.
- 10:35 - Live from Paris, Philippe Marlière examines Mélenchon's shift from leftist to populist in the French elections.Phillippe wrote the article French tragedy or farce: the 2017 presidential election for openDemocracy.
- 11:05 - Psychologist Renee Engeln discusses beauty sickness in the media and minds of girls and women.Renee is author of Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women from Harper Collins.
- 12:05 - Journalists Jessica Bruder and Dale Maharidge explain how they became Snowden's (unknowing) data smugglers.Jessica and Dale wrote the Harper's cover story Snowden’s Box: The human network behind the biggest leak of all.
- 12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen whitewashes Ijeoma Oluo's article on Rachel Dolezal in The Stranger.
08apr17 This Is Hell
- 9:15 - Writer Laurie Penny traces the Brexit shock to a long, drab decade of austerity culture in the UK.Laurie wrote the article Brexit, Pursued by Despair for The Baffler.
- 10:00 - Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on the wave of strikes against neoliberal cuts in Brazil.Brian published the piece “There is no negotiation whatsoever”: Union leader Douglas Izzo talks about labor rights in post-coup Brazil for Brasil Wire.
- 10:35 - The Radical Pessimist, Kevan Harris explores the myth of the bootstrapping European immigrant.Kevan's first book A Social Find contentRevolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran is out this August. Proud of our boy.
- 11:05 - Sociologist Thomas Shapiro explains how racial wealth inequality threatens democracy in America.Thomas is author of Toxic Inequality: How America's Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future from Basic Books.
- 12:05 - Writer Thomas Frank explains how the Democratic Party stopped working for American workers.Thomas will be talking about the new, post-election edition of his still right book Listen Liberal: Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? from Picador.
- 12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen wonders if he's actually a Randian at heart.Objectively.
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