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Schedule for This Is Hell Rebroadcasts on IndyRadio

This stream includes last week's interview with Andy Thayer by Chicago's own Chuck Mertz on This Is Hell from WNUR

3 weeks of Hell continuously stream from - that's the playlist - you can see exactly what's playing at Just scroll down the list to /HELL - The play button marked m3u is the same as the link above.

The schedule is simple - These are 4 hour shows, the most recent starts at approximately 7:30 every 12 hours -

7:30 This Is Hell January 21, 2012

11:30 This Is Hell January 14, 2012

3:30 This Is Hell January 7, 2012

Program listings are from

This Is Hell January 21, 2012

  • Sarah Sobieraj, assistant professor of sociology at Tufts University. is the author of “Soundbitten: The Perils of Media-Centered Political Activism” (NYU Press)
  • journalist Nicholas Shaxson, author of “Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens” (Palgrave). Nick is an Associate Fellow with the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He’s also the author of “Poisoned Wells: The Dirty Politics of African Oil” (Palgrave).
  • Jo Guldi is author of, “Roads to Power: Britain Invents the Infrastructure State” (Harvard University Press). Jo is Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital History at the University of Chicago and and a Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. She also runs the Landscape Studies Podcast.
  • Christopher Strain is author of “Reload: Rethinking Violence in American Life” (Vanderbilt University Press). Chris is Associate Professor of History and American Studies at Florida Atlantic University. He also wrote, “Pure Fire: Self-Defense as Activism” and “Burning Faith: Church Arson in the American South”

Our irregular correspondents will be:

  • live from New York City, past This is Hell! producer Trevor Ewen reports on, “The County Incinerator: Face Value Living”
  • also live from NYC, Susan Kang, Assistant Professor of Political Science, at the John Jay School of Criminal Justice in the City University of New York who was a member of the Occupy Wall Street Demands Working Group
  • and live from Los Angeles, Jeff Dorchen delivers a Moment of Truth

This Is Hell January 14, 2012

Your bitter blind broke gap-toothed radio show host Chuck Mertz interviewed …

  • Paul Pillar is the director of graduate studies at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. Professor Pillar took that position after retiring from a 28-year career at the CIA. Paul served in the National Intelligence Council as one of the original members of its Analytic Group. He has been Executive Assistant to CIA’s Deputy Director for Intelligence and Executive Assistant to Director of Central Intelligence William Webster. He is the author of, “Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform” (Columbia University Press). He is a contributing editor to The National Interest where he writes a daily blog. His most recent writing there includes, “The Campaign and Feckless Foreign Policy Debate.”
  • Andy Thayer, co-founder of the Gay Liberation Network and organizer for a group protesting the May G-8 and NATO meetings that will be taking place in Chicago will sit in during our interviews with …
  • Lisa Keller is an Associate Professor of History in the School of Humanities at the State University of New York’s Purchase College. Lisa is also an adjunct Research Scholar in the history department at Columbia University, where she serves as Chair of the Seminar on the City, University Seminars. She is executive editor of the Encyclopedia of New York City: 2nd Edition. Lisa is the author of, “Triumph of Order: Democracy and Public Space in New York & London (Columbia University Press).

… and Andy will also be in-studio for our following on-air conversation with …

  • former Seattle police chief who held that position during during the 1999 WTO protests, Norm Stamper will discuss his book, “Breaking Rank: A Top Cop’s Expose of the Dark Side of American Policing” (Nation Books). Norm is currently a speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, a 10,000-member organization representing cops, judges, prosecutors, FBI/DEA agents, prison wardens and others who now want to legalize and regulate all drugs after witnessing horrors and injustices fighting on the front lines of the “war on drugs.” In addition to serving as Seattle’s top cop, Norm also led San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson’s Crime Control Commission. Norm writes a blog here.

  • Thomas Frank, author of the new book, “Pity the Billionaire: The Hard Times Swindle and the Unlikely Come Back of the Right” (Metropolitan Books). Tom was a founding editor at the Baffler, is a former columnist for the Wall Street Journal and currently writes a monthly essay for Harper’s.

Our irregular correspondents were …

  • Dan ‘the Auto Man’ Litchfield and …
  • live from Los Angeles, Jeff Dorchen delivered a Moment of Truth.

This Is Hell January 07, 2012

This show featured selected interviews from 2011.

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