This is Hell! is on vaction. We will broadcast Limbo episodes with staff picked interviews from the archive, and return to regular Hell! on August 16.
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We Believe the Children: A Moral Panic in the 1980s

Richard Beck
Interview: The texture of fear: Inside the mass hysteria of 1980s child sex abuse scares.
 
 

The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy.

David Graeber
Interview: David Graeber follows the rules, to the boring / fascinating heart of bureaucracy itself.
 

 

Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images

Finis Dunaway
Interview: How mass media moved environmentalism from the political to the personal.
 

 

Murder at Camp Delta: A Staff Sergeant’s Pursuit of the Truth About Guantanamo Bay

By Joseph Hickman
Interview: An eyewitness report on chaos, death and the torture of life at Guantanamo Bay.

 

 

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

by Johann Hari
Interview: Telling the stories of private tragedies and public failures from the global drug war.
 

 

A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars

Andrew Hartman
Interview: The American left won the culture wars, but neoliberalism destroyed the battlefield.
 
 

Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline

Jennifer Carlson
Interview: Understanding the politics of American gun culture in an age of economic and social instability.
 

 

The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not a Disease

Marc Lewis
Interview: Development, not recovery: Why addiction is not a disease.
 

 

The Audacious Ascetic: What the Bin Laden Tapes Reveal About Al-Qa'ida

Flagg Miller
Interview: Al-Qaeda on Al-Qaeda: Analyzing the Bin Laden tape archive.
 
 

The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Interview: On survival, growth and mushrooms in the ruins of capitalism.
 

 

Kissinger's Shadow: The Long Reach of America's Most Controversial Statesman

Greg Grandin
Interview: Wars abroad for battles at home: Henry Kissinger's imperial architecture.

 

 

Class War: The Privatization of Childhood

Megan Erickson
Interview: Selling childhood in an age of austerity and division.
 

 

In Harm's Way: The Dynamics of Urban Violence

Javier Auyero & María Fernanda Berti
Interview: A new understanding of urban violence, from the margins of Buenos Aires.
 

 

Inside the Cell: The Dark Side of Forensic DNA

Erin Murphy
Interview: DNA evidence is subject to the same errors and abuses as the rest of the justice system.
 

 

Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing out of Catastrophe

Antony Loewenstein
Interview: Disaster by design: How corporations cash in on endless global war.

 

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