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Longform interview Hell since 1996.

Longform interview Hell since 1996.

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United States

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Longform interview Hell since 1996.

Language:

English


Episodes

1284: Police violence, protest and working class convergence / Ida Susser

1/14/2021
Anthropologist Ida Susser on her FocaalBlog article "Covid, police brutality and race: are ongoing French mobilizations breaking through the class boundaries?" and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen revisits the US military’s violations of the hospitality code. http://www.focaalblog.com/2020/12/03/ida-susser-covid-police-brutality-and-race-are-ongoing-french-mobilizations-breaking-through-the-class-boundaries/

Duration:01:16:08

1283: McDonald's in Black America / Marcia Chatelain

1/13/2021
Historian Marcia Chatelain on the economic and social dynamics of fast food corporations and Black American life, and her book "Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America" from Liveright. https://wwnorton.com/books/9781631493942

Duration:01:09:57

1282: Escalating the climate fight / Andreas Malm

1/12/2021
Social ecologist Andreas Malm on the failures of environmental pacifism, the urgent need to destroy capital's carbon infrastructure, and his book "How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire" from Verso. https://www.versobooks.com/books/3665-how-to-blow-up-a-pipeline

Duration:01:11:49

1281: India's farm law disaster / Avik Saha

1/11/2021
Lawyer and farmer activist Avik Saha on the planned corporate takeover of Indian agriculture.

Duration:01:05:35

1280: Opioid deaths and deindustrialization / Peter Ikeler

1/7/2021
Sociologist Peter Ikeler on the link between mass opioid death and deindustrialization in the US, and his paper "Labor relations and the overdose crisis in the United States" https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/16066359.2020.1793962?journalCode=iart20

Duration:01:14:22

1279: Mobility and climate disaster / Mimi Sheller

1/6/2021
Sociologist Mimi Sheller on the politics of movement and refuge under climate change, and her book "Island Futures: Caribbean Survival in the Anthropocene" from Duke University Press. https://www.dukeupress.edu/island-futures

Duration:01:07:32

1278: Boxing and Blackness / Gerald Horne

1/5/2021
Historian Gerald Horne on the intertwined histories of boxing and Black men in America, and his book “The Bittersweet Science: Racism, Racketeering and the Political Economy of Boxing” from International Publishers. https://www.intpubnyc.com/product/the-bittersweet-science-racism-racketeering-an-the-political-economy-of-boxing/

Duration:01:15:10

Four border stories from Chuck's youth on drugs.

12/25/2020
Your bitter, blind, broke, gap-toothed radio host Chuck Mertz shares four stories of crossing the US-Canada border on/with drugs sometime in the early 1980s. Unlocked from the Patreon podcast. Merry Christmas everybody.

Duration:00:40:15

1277: Ad hoc, end of year.

12/17/2020
Chuck explains what he learned about farmer strikes in India from a cancelled interview, and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen tells how he'll win the war.

Duration:00:55:04

1276: Global feminisms / Lucy Delap

12/16/2020
Historian Lucy Delap on her new book "Feminisms: A Global History" from University of Chicago Press. https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/F/bo71583482.html

Duration:01:07:56

1275: Telling the truth about nature / Bram Büscher

12/15/2020
Sociologist Bram Büscher on his new book "The Truth about Nature: Environmentalism in the Era of Post-truth Politics and Platform Capitalism" from University of California Press. https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520371453/the-truth-about-nature

Duration:01:09:46

1274: Uber's wreckage in Kenya / Amanda Sperber

12/10/2020
Journalist Amanda Sperber on her report "Uber made big promises in Kenya. Drivers say it's ruined their lives." for NBC News / 100 Reporters / Journalists for Transparency, and in a Moment of Truth Jeff Dorchen juggles delusions about democracy. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/uber-made-big-promises-kenya-drivers-say-it-s-ruined-n1247964

Duration:01:06:54

1273: Venezuela parliamentary election report / Federico Fuentes

12/9/2020
Journalist Federico Fuentes reports on Venezuela's recent parliamentary elections and his article "Why Venezuela’s National Assembly elections matter" for Green Left. https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/why-venezuelas-national-assembly-elections-matter

Duration:01:19:02

1272: The past and future of epidemics / Frank Snowden

12/8/2020
Historian Frank M. Snowden on his book " Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present" via Yale University Press. https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300192216/epidemics-and-society

Duration:01:06:07

1271: Population control in 1970s India / Shivani Shedde

12/7/2020
Architect Shivani Shedde on poverty and population control in Indira Gandhi-era India, and her article "Housing the Poor for a Healthy Planet and Healthy Nation" for e-flux. https://www.e-flux.com/architecture/sick-architecture/345269/housing-the-poor-for-a-healthy-planet-and-healthy-nation/

Duration:01:03:46

1270: The future of seafloor extraction / Rebecca McCarthy

12/3/2020
Writer Rebecca McCarthy on her Baffler article "Deep Sea Rush," and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen swats the zeitgeist zombies. https://thebaffler.com/salvos/deep-sea-rush-mccarthy

Duration:01:06:26

1269: Land inequality, social inequality / Ward Anseeuw

12/2/2020
Ward Anseeuw on the International Land Coalition report "Uneven Ground: Land inequalities at the heart of unequal societies. "https://www.landcoalition.org/en/uneven-ground/report-and-papers/

Duration:00:59:14

1268: Brazil municipal election report / Brian Mier

11/30/2020
TeleSur English's Brian Mier reports on far-right losses, and gains for both the left and center-right in Brazil's 2020 municipal elections.

Duration:01:09:00

1267: Statehood and pandemic in Puerto Rico / Dave Buchen

11/25/2020
Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen reports on a statehood vote in Puerto Rico, mid-pandemic and in a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen and his anesthesiologist give a stern warning.

Duration:01:18:40

1266: On utopia / Teppo Eskelinen

11/24/2020
Philosopher Teppo Eskelinen on "The Revival of Political Imagination: Utopia as Methodology" from Zed Books. https://www.zedbooks.net/shop/book/the-revival-of-political-imagination/

Duration:01:06:57