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This Is Hell!

This Is Hell!

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This is Hell! is a weekly radio interview show broadcast without the virtue of money or the vice of political agenda. Every Saturday morning, your bitter, blind, broke, gap-toothed host Chuck Mertz works off his hangover talking to the journalists, a...Show More
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1:01:51 | Aug 1st

Sociologist William I. Robinson points toward a new understanding of global capitalism in the 21st century. William wrote the book "Into the Tempest: Essays on the New Global Capitalism" for Haymarket Books. In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen takes b...Show More
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50:23 | Jul 31st

Peace activist Kathy Kelly speaks for the victims of an omnicidal war machine - from Gaza to Kabul. Kathy wrote the recent articles The Ongoing Dread in Gaza: So Many Names, So Many Lives and Remnants of War for Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

48:13 | Jul 30th

Geographer Desiree Fields explores the mechanisms of exclusion and heirarchy in the digital housing market. Desiree wrote the article "Uploading Housing Inequality, Digitizing Housing Justice?" for Public Books.

51:52 | Jul 28th

Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen reports on the rollercoaster that might become a revolution in Puerto Rico.

1:04:07 | Jul 25th

African American studies scholar Marquis Bey traces the fugitive politics of Blackness and queerness. Marquis is author of the book "Them Goon Rules: Fugitive Essays on Radical Black Feminism" from University of Arizona Press. / In a Moment of Truth,...Show More

1:03:43 | Jul 24th

Political scientist Steven Davis explains what people lose when public land is privatized. Steven is author of the book "In Defense of Public Lands: The Case against Privatization and Transfer" from Temple University Press.

56:53 | Jul 23rd

Historian Raquel Varela explores the work and the workers behind Portugal's 1974 revolution. Raquel is author of the book A People's History of the Portuguese Revolution from Pluto Press.

57:36 | Jul 18th

Policy analyst Daniel Kay Hertz examines the gentrification of Lincoln Park, and who got left behind. Daniel is author of The Battle of Lincoln Park: Urban Renewal and Gentrification in Chicago from Belt Publishing. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorch...Show More

46:27 | Jun 14th

Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on mass student and teacher strikes across Brazil. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen reads an interview with a monster.

1:00:56 | Jun 12th

Chicana/o studies scholar Genevieve Carpio explores the intersection of spatial mobility and racial formation. Genevieve is author of the book "Collisions at the Crossroads: How Place and Mobility Make Race" from University of California Press.

1:01:44 | Jun 11th

Cultural critic Mithu Sanyal considers rape and how we consider rape. Mithu is author of the book Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo from Verso.

1:00:06 | Jun 8th

Writer Ted Genoways explores disaster politics, agriculture and austerity in a flooded Midwest. Ted wrote the article River of No Return for The New Republic.

3:47:02 | Jun 1st

Recent interviews on America's Drug War. Johann Hari on the first days of the war on drugs [1:05] / Lisa McGirr on Prohibition and state power [46:30] / Suzanna Reiss on empire and pharmaceutical dominance [1:23:05] / Sam Quinones on opiate distri...Show More

56:23 | May 31st

Writer Garrison Lovely explores the past and future politics of psychedelic drugs. Garrison wrote the article "Make America Trip Again" for Current Affairs. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen honors Danny Thompson, A Legend of The Arts gone too soo...Show More

1:01:01 | May 30th

Development scholar Suzy Lee makes the strategic case for abolishing borders. Suzy wrote the paper "The Case for Open Borders" for Catalyst.

49:33 | May 29th

Writer Astra Taylor dreams of democracy's radical potential, and one day reaching it. Astra is author of the book "Democracy May Not Exist, but We'll Miss It When It's Gone" from Metropolitan Books.

1:02:55 | May 25th

Journalist Thomas Fazi explains why no one is voting for democracy in the European Parliament elections. Thomas wrote the article "The European Union Is an Antidemocratic Disgrace" for Jacobin.

36:45 | May 23rd

Writer Jasper Bernes examines the old problems with the Green New Deal. / Jasper wrote the essay Between the Devil and the Green New Deal for Commune. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen remembers nostalgia.

1:02:26 | May 21st

Artist Jenny Odell reclaims time, and attention, and life from the demands of capitalism. Jenny is author of "How To Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy" from Melville House. PLUS: Rotten History

54:30 | May 21st

Jacobin's Bhaskar Sunkara explores a path to socialism in American politics. Bhaskar is author of "The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality" from Basic Books.

57:19 | May 19th

Market analyst Marshall Auerback watches global capitalism crash with the Boeing 737. Marshall wrote the article "Boeing might represent the greatest indictment of 21st-century capitalism" for Salon.

1:00:22 | May 16th

Historian Joshua Specht explains how the beef industry shaped American history. Joshua is author of the book "Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America" from Princeton University Press.

59:09 | May 14th

Black Agenda Report's Danny Haiphong traces a 300 year history of fake news in America. Danny is author of the book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News—From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror from S...Show More

1:00:05 | May 14th

Political scientist Cedric Johnson examines the realities of class in Black political life. Cedric wrote the article What Black Life Actually Looks Like for Jacobin. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen opens a box of Whiteness.

58:50 | May 11th

Journalists Allegra Harpootlian and Emily Manna explore the present and future of America's AI wars. Allegra and Emily wrote the article "The End of War Is Just a Beginning" for TomDispatch.

55:17 | May 9th

Journalist Andrew Cockburn reviews 43 years of Joe Biden-inflicted disaster on the world. Andrew wrote the Letter from Washington "No Joe! Joe Biden’s disastrous legislative legacy" for Harper's. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen catalogues eviden...Show More

1:03:26 | May 8th

Investigative journalist Yasha Levine explores a century of technology and racism in the US census. Yasha wrote the article "The Racist - and High Tech - Origins of America’s Modern Census" for Medium.

58:10 | May 7th

Anthropologist Ruben Andersson traces the new borders being drawn by Western state violence. Ruben is author of "No Go World: How Fear Is Redrawing Our Maps and Infecting Our Politics" from University of California Press. PLUS: Rotten History.

52:23 | May 4th

Political scientist Thea Riofrancos examines the space between Latin America's left and extractive capital's future. Thea wrote the article "What Comes After Extractivism?" for Dissent. PLUS: Chuck comes out against legal weed.

50:07 | May 2nd

Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt explain how private equity builds fortunes destroying grocery stores. Eileen and Rosemary wrote the report Private Equity Pillage: Grocery Stores and Workers At Risk for The American Prospect, reposted at CEPR. / In...Show More

1:00:37 | May 1st

Historian Donna Murch traces the racial divide between the opioid crisis and the drug war. Donna wrote the article "How Race Made the Opioid Crisis" for Boston Review.

1:01:49 | Apr 30th

Latina/o Studies scholar Marisol LeBrón explores the harsh edges of punitive governance in Puerto Rico. Marisol is author of the new book "Policing Life and Death: Race, Violence, and Resistance in Puerto Rico" from University of California Press.

55:20 | Apr 27th

Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier connects fascism in Brazil to imperialism in the US. Brian is co-editor of the new book of interviews "Year of Lead: Washington, Wall Street and the New Imperialism in Brazil" from Brasilwire.

48:48 | Apr 25th

Writer Anna Merlan explores the slow creep of conspiracy thinking into American life and politics. Anna is author of the book" Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power" from Metropolitan Books. / In a Momen...Show More

1:00:30 | Apr 23rd

Sustainability scholar Jem Bendell looks to deep adaptation in the face of inevitable climate-induced social collapse. Jem is author of the paper "Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy."

1:06:15 | Apr 22nd

Writer Noah Kulwin examines the space between Israel's right and the Democratic establishment. Noah wrote the articles "How CAP Fuels the Right for Jacobin" and "No Reason for Optimism" for Jewish Currents. / Conflict researcher Andrew Tchie follows ...Show More

48:39 | Apr 20th

Journalist George Joseph explores the surveillance machine IBM built for Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte. George wrote the article "Inside the Surveillance Program IBM Built for Rodrigo Duterte" for The Intercept. PLUS: Chuck vs death / Rotten ...Show More

59:14 | Apr 18th

Writer Tarence Ray explains what liberals miss when they look past rural America. Tarence wrote the article "Get Real" for The Baffler. In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen sells you the secrets to infinite promise.

46:30 | Apr 16th

Writer Shireen Al-Adeimi examines the bloody US hand in the ongoing atrocities in Yemen. Shireen wrote the article As War on Yemen Hits the 4-Year Mark, Here’s a Brief History of U.S. Involvement for In These Times.
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57:02 | Apr 16th

Writer Glen Ford explores the possibilities of reparations, and the limits of the Democratic party's racial politics. Glen wrote the article "Reparations Means Global Social Transformation" for Black Agenda Report. PLUS: Listener Feedback
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1:01:14 | Apr 14th

From Ankara, journalist Max Zirngast reports on a new, narrow opening against the fascist slide in Turkey. Max is co-author of the article "Daylight in Turkey?" for Jacobin.
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4:05:20 | Apr 7th

Welcome to Detroit. Four hours on capitalism, labor, water, neoliberalism, housing, race, history and living in the Motor City.
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59:36 | Apr 4th

Live from Ankara, journalist Max Zirngast reports on Erdoğan’s autocratic grip tightening over Turkey. Max is co-author of the article "Discontent Is Brewing In Erdoğan’s Turkey" from Jacobin. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen pulls a thread and u...Show More
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1:00:50 | Apr 3rd

Philosopher Cinzia Arruzza examines the anticapitalist, eco-socialist and antiracist reach of a feminist for all. Cinzia is co-author of "Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto" from Verso.
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56:05 | Apr 2nd

Writers Duncan Tarr and Noor us-Sabah explore the Midwestern oil pipeline that ties us all together. Duncan and Noor wrote the article The End of the Line for Commune. / Journalist Claire Provost traces money fueling Europe's far right back to US Chr...Show More
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52:20 | Mar 30th

Political economist Andrew Fischer studies poverty, and the study of poverty, beyond the neoliberal frame. Andrew is author of "Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas" from Zed Books.
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54:56 | Mar 28th

Colleen Hackett and Ben Turk examine the space between radical and elitist strategies of decarceration. Ben and Colleen wrote the chapter "Shifting Carceral Landscapes: Decarceration and the Reconfiguration of White Supremacy" in the book Abolishing ...Show More
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1:11:43 | Mar 27th

Attorney Flint Taylor reviews half a century's work fighting (and beating) police violence in Chicago. Flint is author of "The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago" from Haymarket Books.
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46:03 | Mar 26th

Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin explore the revolutionary possibilities of Black resistance. Kenrya and Akiba wrote the book "How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance" from Bold Type.
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4:07:08 | Mar 23rd

Writer Barnaby Raine examines the history and present of anti-Semitism, and anti-anti-Semitism. Barnaby wrote the essay "Jewphobia" for Salvage and the op-ed "Ilhan Omar should be more radical about Israel, not less" for The Guardian.
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57:51 | Mar 21st

Live from Santiago, organizer Bree Busk explores the possibilities of Chile's transversal feminist wave. Bree wrote the articles "Chile’s feminist movement is here to stay" and "Chile’s feminists inspire a new era of social struggle" for ROAR Magazin...Show More
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1:00:52 | Mar 20th

Journalist Candice Bernd reports on indigenous and environmental resistance to the border wall in South Texas. Candice is author of the article "A Tribal Camp in South Texas Is Vowing to Resist Trump’s Wall" for Truthout. / Student activists Anya Sas...Show More
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50:37 | Mar 19th

Political economist Jerome Roos explains how sovereign debt swallowed global politics. Jerome is author of "Why Not Default? The Political Economy of Sovereign Debt" from Princeton University Press.
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57:44 | Mar 16th

Live from Caracas, political analyst Lucas Koerner reports on the global left's blindspot in the dirty war for Venezuela. Lucas wrote the article "The Global Left and the Danger of a Dirty War in Venezuela" for MintPressNews / Venezuelanalysis.
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50:56 | Mar 14th

Jacobin writer Meagan Day explains what a US socialists would do with political power. Meagan wrote the articles "Democratic socialism, explained by a democratic socialist" for Vox and "Wielding the Imperial Presidency" for Jacobin. / In a Moment of ...Show More
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3:51:28 | Dec 29th, 2018

Recent highlight interviews on capitalism. Corey Pein examines work, death and disruption in the digital economy. [01:19] Julie Wilson views life within, and beyond, the neoliberal frame. [47:38] Nomi Prins explains how central banks became a gl...Show More
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55:55 | Dec 28th, 2018

The Hopleaf's Michael Roper reviews a down year in the craft beer industry / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen can't win for losing, can't lose for winning.
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59:24 | Dec 27th, 2018

Writer Tony Wood explores Russian politics beyond the shadow of Vladimir Putin. Tony is author of "Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War" from Verso Books.
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1:03:39 | Dec 25th, 2018

Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier explains what Jacobin got wrong about pre-coup Brazil. Brian is a co-author of the article "How the US Left Failed Brazil" for Brasilwire. / Sociologist Dylan Riley explains what Donald Trump is - if he's not a fascis...Show More
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1:03:07 | Dec 23rd, 2018

Writer John Pat Leary translates the new language of capitalism in the 21st century. John is the author of the forthcoming book Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism from Haymarket Books.
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51:47 | Dec 19th, 2018

Writer Jesse Bering explains what happens in the brain (and life) of the suicidal person. Jesse is author of the book "Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves" from University of Chicago Press. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen sees the glass as entirely ...Show More
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56:05 | Dec 19th, 2018

Writer Sohaila Abdulali talks about what we do (and don't) talk about when we talk about rape. Sohaila is author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape from The New Press.
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1:07:47 | Dec 17th, 2018

Political scientist Neta C. Crawford examines the brutal, ongoing human cost of America's wars. Neta is author of the paper "Human Cost of the Post-9/11 Wars: Lethality and the Need for Transparency" for Brown University's Watson Institute. / Inves...Show More
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1:06:27 | Dec 15th, 2018

Live from Paris, journalist Cole Stangler traces the class lines running through France's Yellow Vest movement. Cole wrote the articles "What’s Really Behind France’s Yellow Vest Protest?" for The Nation and “Yellow Vests” Against the “President of t...Show More
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51:59 | Dec 13th, 2018

Writer Aisling McCrea argues with the internet about the merits of self-care and debate. Aisling wrote the articles "Self-Care Won't Save Us" for Current Affairs and "Resolved: Debate Is Stupid" for The Outline. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen s...Show More
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1:03:03 | Dec 11th, 2018

Writer Mychal Denzel Smith explores the burden of presenting the Black experience to a White audience. Mychal wrote the article "The Gatekeepers: On the Burden of the Black Public Intellectual" for Harper's.
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1:03:45 | Dec 10th, 2018

Organizer Mason Herson-Hord previews the dangers of anti-democratic, reactionary localism. Mason is co-author of the article 'Dark municipalism' - the dangers of local politics for The Ecologist. / Writer Zenobia Jeffries Warfield explains why grassr...Show More
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1:00:58 | Dec 8th, 2018

Writer Martha Pskowski examines the cross-border solidarity powering the migrant caravans. Martha wrote the article The Rebel Project of the Caravan: Solidarities and Setbacks for Viewpoint Magazine.
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58:35 | Dec 7th, 2018

Writer Zoé Samudzi explores the Africa(s) beyond the Western political imagination. Zoe wrote the article "Africa’s Place in the Radical Imagination" for ROAR Magazine. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen answers the question, What Have We Become?
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49:14 | Dec 5th, 2018

Historian Sarah Churchwell examines the authoritarian ends of America First ideology. Sarah is author of Behold, America: The Entangled History of "America First" and "the American Dream" from Basic Books.
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57:03 | Dec 4th, 2018

Historian Pero Dagbovie surveys the contested, shifting grounds of Black history in the American present. Pero is author of "Reclaiming the Black Past: The Use and Misuse of African American History in the Twenty-First Century" from Verso.
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1:02:54 | Dec 1st, 2018

Writer Natasha Lennard explains what the press misses between White supremacists and the police. Natasha wrote the article "Even the FBI Thinks Police Have Links to White Supremacists - but Don’t Tell the New York Times" for the Intercept.
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4:28:52 | Nov 24th, 2018

Producer Alex picks his favorite interviews of 2018, featuring: Roy Scranton, Radha D'Souza, Tithi Bhattacharya, Asad Haider, C. Riley Snorton and Max Haiven.
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1:03:31 | Nov 10th, 2018

Activist Andrew Dobbs explains why workers and the poor lose every election - including this one. Andrew wrote the article "No, Voting Democrat is Not 'Harm Reduction'” at Medium.
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1:09:25 | Oct 27th, 2018

Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on Brazil's election at the edge of fascism. [3:42] / Journalist Tina Vasquez reports on the work of making #AbolishICE a reality. [27:27]
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11:38 | Oct 25th, 2018

Writer Henry Farrell on the fake realities of Philip K. Dick's worlds, and ours.
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1:10:33 | Oct 20th, 2018

Writer Brendan O'Connor profiles the Proud, White face of ruling class violence in America [7:39] / Writer Malaika Jabali explores politics in a Black, Midwestern city abandoned by the Democratic Party. [35:50]
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1:09:20 | Oct 13th, 2018

Live from Mexico City, correspondent Laura Carlsen reports on Trump, AMLO and the ends of NAFTA. / Journalist Rachel M. Cohen examines a 50 year shift - in people and politics - between cities and suburbs.
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1:01:36 | Oct 6th, 2018

Eleanor Penny on Steve Bannon's European Dream [5:44] / Aaron Timms on a liberal order running out the clock. [36:45]
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53:16 | Oct 4th, 2018

Sociologist Brittany Friedman surveys state punishment of Black militant prisoners. Brittany is co-author of the article Solitary Confinement and the Nation of Islam for The Immanent Frame. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen goes down the Kavanaugh...Show More
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59:56 | Sep 29th, 2018

Journalist Daniel Trilling follows the refugee crisis into Europe's exclusion apparatus. Daniel is author of "Lights in the Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe" from Verso.
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55:55 | Sep 27th, 2018

Writer Megan Erickson looks at the realities of childhood beneath (and beyond) capitalism. Megan wrote the article A Blueprint for Universal Childhood for Jacobin. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen discovers micro-generations.
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56:17 | Sep 26th, 2018

Psychologist Bruce E. Levine examines the return of authoritarianism to the minds, and politics, of Americans. Bruce is author of the book "A Thinking Person’s Guide to Being an Anti-Authoritarian - Strategies, Tools, and Models" from AK Press.
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1:04:20 | Sep 25th, 2018

Historian Carol Anderson examines the new mechanisms of voter suppression in America. Carol is author of the book "One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy" from Bloomsbury.
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1:04:38 | Sep 22nd, 2018

Journalist Allie Gross surveys the chaos created by Detroit's speculative housing market. Allie wrote the article "Detroit real estate game creates chaos in neighborhoods" for the Detroit Free Press.
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4:09:05 | Sep 15th, 2018

Interviews exploring the causes and effects of the 2008 financial crisis, featuring: Jeff Faux, Ann Pettifor, James Steele, Kai Wright, Robin Hanel and Michael Hudson.
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1:03:02 | Sep 8th, 2018

Biophysical economist Paavo Järvensivu and philosopher Tere Vadén explore the near future of a world in capital and climate crisis. [16:52]
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54:58 | Sep 6th, 2018

Sociologist Kehinde Andrews charts a new course for radical Black politics in the 21st century. Kehinde is author of "Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century" from Zed Books.
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1:03:27 | Sep 5th, 2018

Matt Christman and Brendan James of Chapo Trap House rebel against the very normal politics of today's hellworld. Matt and Brendan are co-authors of "The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts and Reason" from Touchstone.
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56:03 | Sep 4th, 2018

Writer Max Haiven explores the deep connections between art and money under capitalism. Max is author of "Art after Money, Money after Art: Creative Strategies Against Financialization" from Pluto Press.
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1:04:58 | Sep 1st, 2018

Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on the judicial chaos of Brazil's first post-coup election.
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3:52:10 | Aug 25th, 2018

Recent interviews on neoliberal politics, global capitalism and the right's rise to power.
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4:07:08 | Aug 17th, 2018

Recent interviews on capitalism, technology and systems of control - handpicked by Producer Leo.
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3:59:40 | Aug 10th, 2018

Recent highlight interviews on Black history in America. Paul Ortiz connects the politics of anti-imperialism to the tradition of Black radicalism. [00:01:09] / Anna-Lisa Cox traces the westward journey of America's Black pioneers. [00:36:43] / Ta...Show More
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55:29 | Aug 9th, 2018

The Hopleaf's Michael Roper discusses sell-outs and shut-downs in the late stage craft beer market. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen puts a Great Thinker's words into worst practices.
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56:33 | Aug 7th, 2018

Historian Lilian Calles Barger explores the past (and future) of the liberation theology movement. Lilian is author of "The World Come of Age: An Intellectual History of Liberation Theology" from Oxford University Press.
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1:03:22 | Aug 7th, 2018

Attorney Flint Taylor follows the long, living legacy of police torture in Chicago. Flint's book "The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago" is out later this year via Haymarket Books. / Journalist Drew Philp talks about building a h...Show More
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53:40 | Jul 31st, 2018

Writer Victor Wallis presents a socialist framework for ecological revolution. Victor is author of "Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism" from Political Animal Press.
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1:11:33 | Jul 28th, 2018

Artist Boots Riley discusses finding (and using) your voice in a culture controlled by capitalism. Boots is the writer and director of the new film "Sorry to Bother You."
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1:00:14 | Jul 26th, 2018

Writer Cyrus Farivar explains why yesterday's privacy laws are no match for today's surveillance technology. Cyrus is the author of "Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech" from Melville House. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen mou...Show More
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58:03 | Jul 24th, 2018

Historian Walter Scheidel traces the long twin histories of economic inequality and violence. Walter is the author of "The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century" from Princeton University...Show More
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58:01 | Jul 22nd, 2018

ournalist Howard Bryant explores the protest politics of Black athletes in America. Howard is the author of "The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism" from Beacon Press.
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1:07:37 | Jul 21st, 2018

Conservation biologist Chris D. Thomas finds new forms of life born into the Anthropocene. Chris is the author of "Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction" from PublicAffairs.
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59:36 | Jul 5th, 2018

Economist Rob Larson explains why capitalism will always fail to deliver freedom for humanity. Rob is author of Capitalism vs. Freedom: The Toll Road to Serfdom from Zero Books. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen is appalled by SCROTUS.
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1:06:24 | Jun 30th, 2018

Law professor Robert L. Tsai examines the right's anti-immigrant, demographic control machine. Robert wrote the Boston Review article "Trumpism Before Trump" with Calvin TerBeek.
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57:32 | Jun 27th, 2018

Policy researcher Philip Mattera investigates the booming business of corporate wage theft. Philip is author of the report Grand Theft Paycheck: The Large Corporations Shortchanging Their Workers' Wages from Good Jobs First. / In a Moment of Truth, J...Show More
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1:02:39 | Jun 26th, 2018

Writer Thomas Frank tours the collapsing landscape of late-stage America. Tom is author of "Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society" from Metropolitan Books. PLUS: Question From Hell!
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59:38 | Jun 25th, 2018

Writer Asad Haider explains how a new understanding of race and class can power collective action. Asad is author of Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump from Verso.
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1:03:54 | Jun 21st, 2018

Environmentalist Helena Norberg-Hodge calls for a movement towards economic localization. Helena wrote the essay "Localisation: A strategic solution to globalised authoritarianism" for the Transnational Institute.
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1:12:47 | Jun 20th, 2018

Writer Ted Genoways investigates Hormel Foods and the meatpacking industry - from deregulation that lead to declines in food inspection and worker safety, to the industry's growing reliance on degraded unions and vulnerable undocumented workers. [Ori...Show More
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1:03:33 | Jun 18th, 2018

Historian Sean Guillory examines the bleak present (and future) of the Russian left. Sean wrote the article "Left in a Corner" for Jacobin and makes the very recommended Sean's Russia Blog Podcast.
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3:49:44 | Apr 7th, 2018

Recent interviews on alternative economics. Mary Mellor on reclaiming money for the public good [4:25] Curtis White on resisting tomorrow’s robot economy. [41:04] David Frayne on reclaiming productivity from work. [1:23:50] Annie McClanahan on ...Show More
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50:20 | Apr 5th, 2018

Correspondent Karina Moreno explores the intersection of immigration policy and professional baseball. Karina co-wrote the article "Baseball, Latino America's pastime, faces new challenges in age of Trump" with Mike Elk for The Guardian. / In a Momen...Show More
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1:03:33 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Geographer Katharyne Mitchell explains how neoliberal schools manufacture compliant workers. Katharyne is author of "Making Workers: Radical Geographies of Education" from Pluto Press. PLUS: Question From Hell!
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1:01:39 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Organizer Janae Bonsu reports on the use and abuse of Chicago's massive Gang Database. Janae is the lead author of the report "Tracked & Targeted: Early Findings on Chicago’s Gang Database." / Writer Pearl Ahrens traces the boundaries between the Fre...Show More
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1:00:17 | Mar 31st, 2018

Writer Liza Featherstone examines the role of focus groups, between capital and consumer. Liza is author of "Divining Desire: Focus Groups and the Culture of Consultation" from OR Books.
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57:17 | Mar 28th, 2018

Policy researcher Stacy Mitchell examines the rise of Amazon's ascendant monopoly. Stacy Mitchell wrote the article "Amazon Doesn’t Just Want to Dominate the Market—It Wants to Become the Market" for The Nation. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen p...Show More
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1:03:39 | Mar 27th, 2018

Journalist Jaimee A. Swift connects Marielle Franco's murder to a history of gendered, racialized state violence. Jaimee wrote the article "Marielle Franco, Black Queer Women, and Police Violence in Brazil" for Black Perspectives. / Journalist Kim Ba...Show More
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1:00:13 | Mar 24th, 2018

Sociologist Nisha Kapoor explores the new mechanisms of security state extremism. Nisha is author of the book "Deport, Deprive, Extradite: 21st Century State Extremism" from Verso. PLUS: Chuck vs old people, Rotten History.
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1:03:03 | Mar 17th, 2018

Journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge explains why she is no longer talking to White people about race. Reni is author of "Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race" from Bloomsbury. PLUS: Chuck vs Chuck's back, Rotten History
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1:01:34 | Mar 10th, 2018

Historian Ashley D. Farmer examines the radical work of women in the Black Power movement. Ashley is author of "Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era" from UNC Press.
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52:47 | Mar 7th, 2018

Writer Katie Roiphe makes the case that Twitter feminism is bad for women. Katie wrote the Harper's cover story "The Other Whisper Network." / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen stumbles out of the jungle to realize the war is still going on.
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56:07 | Mar 7th, 2018

Author Lynne Segal explains why transformative happiness can only be found with other people. Lynne is author of "Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy" from Verso. PLUS: Question From Hell!
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57:37 | Feb 28th, 2018

Writer Shaun Scott traces a history of Millennials and the world they've inherited. Shaun is author of "Millennials and the Moments That Made Us: A Cultural History of the U.S. from 1982-Present" from Zero Books. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen ...Show More
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1:00:36 | Feb 28th, 2018

Journalist Vegas Tenold follows the rebirth of White nationalism in 21st century America. Vegas is author of "Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America" from Nation Books. / QUESTION FROM HELL: What's in your C...Show More