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This is Hell! airs a live four hour broadcast beginning at 9 AM (US central) on WNUR 89.3 FM Chicago, streaming live from WNUR and podcasted shortly after.

This is Hell! airs a live four hour broadcast beginning at 9 AM (US central) on WNUR 89.3 FM Chicago, streaming live from WNUR and podcasted shortly after.
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This is Hell! airs a live four hour broadcast beginning at 9 AM (US central) on WNUR 89.3 FM Chicago, streaming live from WNUR and podcasted shortly after.

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Episode 1030: Beyond Borders (Broadcast - November 17 2018)

11/17/2018
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Viewpoint Magazine's Magally Miranda Alcazar and Robert Cavooris trace the path of the migrant caravan, and the road to solidarity.

Duration:01:09:25

Bats of the Red Forest / Why Congress sees a right-wing America.

11/15/2018
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In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen goes - and possibly stays - bats. Jeff told me he's gonna do a cuss towards the end of this one, so hopefully the dump button works or no one is listening. / Political scientist Leah Stokes examines the wide ideological gap between Congress and US citizens. Leah is co-author of the paper "Legislative Staff and Representation in Congress" in the American Political Science Review.

Duration:00:49:13

The future of Cuban socialism / Blame capitalism, not humanity.

11/13/2018
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Organizer Tom Hansen explores the future of socialism and the state under Cuba's new constitution. Tom wrote the article "Challenges for Cuba's New Constitution" for the Mexico Solidarity Network's website. / Researcher Anna Pigott exposes the engine powering the Anthropocene - it's capitalism, not us. Anna Pigott wrote the article "Capitalism is killing the world’s wildlife populations, not ‘humanity’" for The Conversation.

Duration:01:35:01

A deep look into the Greek economic crisis.

11/12/2018
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Writer Pavlos Roufos reviews eight years of disaster for Greece under Europe's austerity regime. Pavlos is author of the book "A Happy Future is a Thing of the Past: The Greek Crisis and Other Disasters" from Reaktion Books [UK] / University of Chicago Press [US] / PLUS: Rotten History

Duration:01:01:59

Voting for Democrats is still bad.

11/10/2018
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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.

Duration:01:03:30

Episode 1028: Purge Pricing (Broadcast November 3 2018)

11/3/2018
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Glen Ford explores the politics of race and class under a corporate duopoloy. / Greg Palast explains how Georgia's election was stolen before anyone voted. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen does the Tarantella all by himself.

Duration:02:05:15

SPECIAL REPORT: Neofascism wins in Brazil.

10/30/2018
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Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on the election of neofascist president Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, complicity of the Global North, and what he fears happens next for the country. A special live report from This Is Hell!'s new studio - made possible by listener support. A special live report from This Is Hell!'s new studio - made possible by listener support.

Duration:00:53:59

Episode 1027: HELL NÃO (Broadcast - October 27 2018)

10/27/2018
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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]

Duration:01:09:25

HELLRIDE: We are living in Philip K. Dick's worlds.

10/25/2018
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Writer Henry Farrell on the fake realities of Philip K. Dick's worlds, and ours.

Duration:00:11:36

Episode 1026: Minions [Broadcast - October 20 2018]

10/20/2018
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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]

Duration:01:10:27

Episode 1025: City Limits (Broadcast - October 13 2018)

10/13/2018
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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.

Duration:01:09:19

SPECIAL REPORT: Sunday's elections and the fascist advance in Brazil.

10/10/2018
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Correspondent Brian Mier reports on the state of fascism in Brazil, before and after Sunday's elections. This interview from our new studio was made possible by listener support: https://thisishell.com/pages/support

Duration:00:33:53

Episode 1024: Death Blips (Broadcast - October 6 2018)

10/6/2018
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Eleanor Penny on Steve Bannon's European Dream [5:44] / Aaron Timms on a liberal order running out the clock. [36:45]

Duration:01:01:35

The jailing of Black militants / Down the Kavanaugh hole.

10/3/2018
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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 hole.

Duration:00:53:15

We are trapped in the moral logic of neoliberalism.

10/2/2018
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Writer Adam Kotsko explains how neoliberalism swallowed the world. Adam is author of "Neoliberalism's Demons: On the Political Theology of Late Capital" from Stanford University Press.

Duration:00:51:38

ICE is a business / What we get wrong about obesity.

10/1/2018
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Writer David Dayen examines the big businesses powering the immigrant detention machine. David wrote the report "Below the Surface of ICE: The Corporations Profiting From Immigrant Detention" for In These Times. / Reporter Michael Hobbes explains what the health industry gets wrong about obesity. Michael Hobbes wrote the article "Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong" for Huffington Post's Highline.

Duration:01:13:35

Refugees and the gates of Europe.

9/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:59:56

Child care as labor / Microgenerations.

9/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:55:54

Authoritarian times call for anti-authoritarian people.

9/25/2018
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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.

Duration:00:56:16

Understanding the slow burn of racialized voter suppression.

9/24/2018
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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.

Duration:01:04:19