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Longform interview Hell since 1996.

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Longform interview Hell since 1996.

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One star reviews are Angry Trumper’s

By 55 goin on 56 - Mar 31 2020
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Best interviewer you will ever find, extremely informative show

The best

By Marc Rubendall - Dec 11 2019
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I just wish I found it sooner. By far the best show on the left!!

iTunes Ratings

773 Ratings
Average Ratings
738
19
7
0
9

One star reviews are Angry Trumper’s

By 55 goin on 56 - Mar 31 2020
Read more
Best interviewer you will ever find, extremely informative show

The best

By Marc Rubendall - Dec 11 2019
Read more
I just wish I found it sooner. By far the best show on the left!!
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This Is Hell!

Latest release on Aug 03, 2020

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Longform interview Hell since 1996.

Rank #1: Episode 1050: Detroit (Playlist - April 6 2019)

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Episode 1050: Detroit (Playlist - April 6 2019) by This is Hell!

Apr 06 2019

4hr 5mins

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Rank #2: 1148: Coronavirus, capitalism and the world we face now.

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Evolutionary biologist Rob Wallace on the linked global crises of Covid-19 and capitalism, waking up to the fight for our lives, and his article "Notes on a novel coronavirus" for Monthly Review.

https://mronline.org/2020/01/29/notes-on-a-novel-coronavirus/

PLUS: Chuck on survival capitalism and this week in Rotten History...

Mar 23 2020

1hr 8mins

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Rank #3: 1106: After Labour's loss / Ruined by design.

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Writer Matt Seaton on his New York Review Daily piece "The Strange Death of Social-Democratic England" / Designer Mike Monteiro on his book "Ruined by Design: How Designers Destroyed the World, and What We Can Do to Fix It"

https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/12/12/the-strange-death-of-social-democratic-england/

https://www.ruinedby.design/

Dec 18 2019

2hr 5mins

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Rank #4: 1135: Class and race politics in the neoliberal era.

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Historian Touré Reed on Trump and Sanders, what's been removed from politics by neoliberalism, the politics of race and class and his book "Toward Freedom: The Case Against Race Reductionism" from Verso.

https://www.versobooks.com/books/3166-toward-freedom

Feb 26 2020

1hr 3mins

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Rank #5: 1108: Capitalism on Edge.

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Theorist Albena Azmanova explores the new realities of precarity capitalism, the failures of class struggle and her book "Capitalism on Edge: How Fighting Precarity Can Achieve Radical Change Without Crisis or Utopia" from Columbia University Press.

http://cup.columbia.edu/book/capitalism-on-edge/9780231195379

PLUS: Chuck passes on legal weed and the week in Rotten History.

Jan 06 2020

59mins

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Rank #6: 1107: Mass surveillance and social regulation.

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Sociologist Brendan McQuade on his book "Pacifying the Homeland: Intelligence Fusion and Mass Supervision" and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen attends the theater of trauma.

Dec 18 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #7: 1147: Antidemocracy by design.

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Political scientist Yekaterina Oziashvili on the antidemocratic structure of American society and her article “The U.S. Constitution and the Myth of Liberal Democracy” for Left Voice, and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen ranks the Austrian nobility.

https://www.leftvoice.org/the-u-s-constitution-and-the-myth-of-liberal-democracy

Mar 19 2020

1hr 19mins

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Rank #8: 1164: What's wrong with the nation state?

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Iranian studies scholar Hamid Dabashi on the failures of the nation-state as a frame for political power, and his new book "The Emperor is Naked: On the Inevitable Demise of the Nation-State" from Zed Books.

https://www.zedbooks.net/shop/book/the-emperor-is-naked/

Apr 22 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #9: 1171: On coerced labor.

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Sociologist Erin Hatton on the rise of coerced labor in the United States, and her book "Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment" from University of California Press.

https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520305410/coerced

May 06 2020

1hr 1min

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Rank #10: 1140: The politics of food waste.

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Writer Austin Bryniarski on waste and inequality in the American food system, and his article "The war on food waste is a waste of time" for The Outline, and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen wins one for the Rosas.

Mar 05 2020

1hr 9mins

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Rank #11: 1159: Learning from the Sanders loss.

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Writer Danny Haiphong on what the left can learn about power and politics from the failures of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaigns.

Danny wrote the article "Bernie Sanders’ Exit from the Race Is Not Betrayal, It’s a Reality-Check" for the American Herald Tribune.

https://ahtribune.com/us/2020-election/4060-bernie-sanders-exit-reality-check.html

Apr 13 2020

1hr 4mins

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Rank #12: 1145: Life under work.

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Mareile Pfannebecker and J. A. Smith on capitalism's domination over our time, the rise of malemployment, and their book "Work, Want, Work: Labour and Desire at the End of Capitalism" from Zed Books.

https://www.zedbooks.net/shop/book/work-want-work/

PLUS: Chuck on locking ourselves away, and this week in Rotten History...

Mar 16 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #13: 1132: American presidents against Black Americans.

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Black Agenda Report columnist and senior editor Margaret Kimberley on the history of anti-Black politics from the American executive, and her book "Prejudential: Black American and the Presidents," and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen punctures the balloons and hands and feet of the faithful.

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/612534/prejudential-by-margaret-kimberley/

Feb 20 2020

1hr 10mins

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Rank #14: 1143: The case against Joe Biden.

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Jacobin writer Branko Marcetic on Joe Biden's five decade career of rightwing politics within the Democratic party, what a Biden / Trump election means for America, and his new book "Yesterday's Man: The Case Against Joe Biden" from Verso and Jacobin.

https://www.jacobinmag.com/store/product/67

Mar 11 2020

1hr 8mins

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Rank #15: 1155: Hungary, mid-pandemic.

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Budapest correspondent Todd Williams reports on authoritarian politics and the Coronavirus in Hungary, and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen considers existence and other disposable items.

Apr 02 2020

1hr 9mins

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Rank #16: 1161: Dissent at a dead end.

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Writer Malcolm Harris on life in the wake of capitalism's global triumph, the state of dissent since Occupy, and his book "Shit Is Fucked Up And Bullshit: History Since the End of History" from Melville House.

https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/shit-is-fucked-up-and-bullshit/

Apr 15 2020

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Rank #17: Episode 1139: Soap operas and the stories we tell.

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Media studies scholar Elana Levine on gender and politics through mass media, and her book "Her Stories: Daytime Soap Opera and US Television History" from Duke University Press.

https://www.dukeupress.edu/her-stories

Mar 04 2020

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Rank #18: 1131: Capitalism and ecological theft.

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Sociologist John Bellamy Foster on the modern divide between humanity and nature and his book “The Robbery of Nature: Capitalism and the Ecological Rift” from Monthly Review.

https://monthlyreview.org/product/the-robbery-of-nature/

Feb 19 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #19: 1160: Class struggle after COVID-19.

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Cosmonaut's Remi Debs Bruno and Medway Baker on COVID-19 and capitalism in crisis, why the future might finally be up for grabs, and their essay "The End of the End of History: COVID-19 and 21st Century Fascism."

https://cosmonaut.blog/2020/03/26/the-end-of-the-end-of-history-covid-19-and-21st-century-fascism/

Apr 14 2020

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Rank #20: 1129: Depression at the end of time.

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Writer Mikkel Krause Frantzen on his book "Going Nowhere, Slow: The Aesthetics and Politics of Depression" from Zero Books.

https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/zer0-books/our-books/going-nowhere-slow

Plus: Chuck doesn't travel well, and this week in Rotten History...

Feb 17 2020

1hr 1min

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1212: The exile of Rafael Correa / Guillaume Long

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CEPR policy analyst and former Ecuadorian cabinet member Guillaume Long on lawfare, expulsion and neoliberal, antidemocratic politics in Ecuador.

Aug 03 2020

1hr 5mins

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1211: Work and death on the colonial pearl fishery / Tamara Fernando

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Writer Tamara Fernando on pandemic labor on the 19th century Indian coast and her article "Death at the Pearl Fishery" for Hypocrite Reader. Plus in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen auditions new horsemen for the apocalypse.

http://hypocritereader.com/95/tamara-fernando-mannar-pearls-cholera

Jul 30 2020

1hr 4mins

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1210: Towards a global energy commons / Ashley Dawson

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Writer Ashley Dawson on decarbonizing the global energy system, collectivizing renewables, and his book "People's Power: Reclaiming the Energy Commons" from OR Books.

* Use the promocode THISISHELL15 and get 15% off the book at OR's site, plus a free download of Ashley's book "Extinction: A Radical History."

https://www.orbooks.com/catalog/peoples-power/

Jul 29 2020

1hr 5mins

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1209: Remembering Michael Brooks + Brazil update / Brian Mier

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Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier on the work of his friend Michael Brooks, and COVID19 politics in Brazil.

Jul 28 2020

1hr 3mins

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1208: The post-police budget / Alexander Kolokotronis

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Political scientist Alexander Kolokotronis on police abolition, participatory budgeting and his article "What To Do Once We’ve Defunded The Police" for Current Affairs.

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2020/07/what-to-do-once-weve-defunded-the-police

Jul 27 2020

1hr 5mins

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1207: Time at the end of time / Ben Ehrenreich

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Writer Ben Ehrenreich on the value of life and time before the collapse, and his book "Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time" via Counterpoint Press, and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen wants to sell you another improved fascism.

https://www.counterpointpress.com/dd-product/desert-notebooks/

Jul 23 2020

1hr 16mins

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1206: The reactionary coalition / Brendan O'Connor

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Writer Brendan O'Connor on opening the pandemic economy, the accelerationist right and his article "The Accelerating Gyre" for The Baffler.

https://thebaffler.com/salvos/the-accelerating-gyre-oconnor

Jul 22 2020

1hr 6mins

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1205: Slavery, race and capital in the sixteenth century / Gerald Horne

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Historian Gerald Horne on his book "The Dawning of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century" from Monthly Review.

https://monthlyreview.org/product/the-dawning-of-the-apocalypse/

Jul 21 2020

1hr 6mins

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1204: Tribal jurisdiction after McGirt / Julian Brave NoiseCat

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Julian Brave NoiseCat on Indian law and land rights after McGirt v. Oklahoma, and his article "The McGirt Case Is a Historic Win for Tribes" for The Atlantic.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/07/mcgirt-case-historic-win-tribes/614071/

Jul 20 2020

1hr 4mins

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1203: Stealing 2020 / Greg Palast

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Investigative journalist Greg Palast on mass voter theft operations ahead of the 2020 US elections, and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen clicks on #Goyaway.

Jul 16 2020

1hr 23mins

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1202: Toward Black anarchism / Marquis Bey

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Writer Marquis Bey on new visions of anarchy and Blackness in this world and the next, and their book "Anarcho-Blackness: Notes Toward a Black Anarchism" from AK Press.

https://www.akpress.org/anarcho-blackness.html

Jul 15 2020

1hr 11mins

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1201: The future of liberal policing / Brendan McQuade

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Criminologist Brendan McQuade on mass surveillance, population control and his article "The 'Camden Model' Is Not a Model. It’s an Obstacle to Real Change" for Jacobin.

https://jacobinmag.com/2020/07/camden-new-jersey-police-reform-surveillance

Jul 13 2020

1hr 7mins

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1200: The work of police unions / Flint Taylor

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Attorney Flint Taylor on his op-ed "Police Unions Are Racist Power Brokers in Opposition to Movement for Black Lives" for Truthout and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen wants us to plan for what happens after the future.

https://truthout.org/articles/police-unions-are-racist-power-brokers-in-opposition-to-movement-for-black-lives/

Jul 09 2020

1hr 15mins

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1199: The agripolitics of soy / Kregg Hetherington

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Anthropologist Kregg Hetherington on the politics of soy monocropping in neoliberal Paraguay, and his book "The Government of Beans: Regulating Life in the Age of Monocrops" from Duke University Press.

https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-government-of-beans

Jul 08 2020

1hr 5mins

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1198: Public space, post-pandemic / Eugene McCann

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Geographer Eugene McCann on the politics of public and counterpublic space, and his article "Spaces of publicness and the world after the Coronavirus crisis" for Society and Space.

https://www.societyandspace.org/articles/spaces-of-publicness

Jul 07 2020

1hr 3mins

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1197: Toward revolutionary climate politics / Kai Heron + Jodi Dean

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Kai Heron and Jodi Dean on progressive climate denialism, the danger of apolitical climate movements and their essay "Revolution or Ruin" for e-flux.

https://www.e-flux.com/journal/110/335242/revolution-or-ruin/

Jul 06 2020

1hr 8mins

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1196: Nationalist pathology / Richard Seymour

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Writer Richard Seymour on his article "The nationalist unconscious" for Red Pepper, and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen wonders who put the pomp in Pompeo.

https://www.redpepper.org.uk/the-nationalist-unconscious/

Jul 02 2020

1hr 20mins

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1195: Prosecutors, too / Kate Levine + Joanna Schwartz

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Law scholars Kate Levine and Joanna Schwartz on the role of prosecutors in the brutality of the American legal system, and their article "Hold Prosecutors Accountable, Too" for Boston Review.

https://bostonreview.net/law-justice/kate-levine-joanna-schwartz-hold-prosecutors-accountable-too

Jul 01 2020

1hr 4mins

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1194: Anti-abortion politics / Jennifer L. Holland

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Historian Jennifer L. Holland on the success of the pro-life movement within conservative politics, and her book "Tiny You: A Western History of the Anti-Abortion Movement" from University of California Press.

https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520295872/tiny-you

Jun 30 2020

1hr 3mins

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1193: Pandemic municipalism / Kate Shea Baird

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Kate Shea Baird on Barcelona En Comú and municipal politics under COVID-19 quarantine, and her article "Lessons from the pandemic for the municipalists in Spain" for ROAR Magazine.

https://roarmag.org/essays/lessons-from-the-pandemic-for-the-municipalists-in-spain/

Jun 29 2020

1hr 2mins

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iTunes Ratings

773 Ratings
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738
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One star reviews are Angry Trumper’s

By 55 goin on 56 - Mar 31 2020
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Best interviewer you will ever find, extremely informative show

The best

By Marc Rubendall - Dec 11 2019
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I just wish I found it sooner. By far the best show on the left!!