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9:10 - Former CIA analyst John Nixon explains what he learned about US intelligence from the interrogation of Saddam Hussein.

John is author of Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein from Blue Rider Press.

 

10:00 - Live from Seoul, Marc Flury catches us up on South Korea's shaman / fairy / cult / horse dancing / impeachment story.

Marc also dropped the hottest, best-reviewed videogame of 2016, THUMPER, we'll hear about that too.

 

10:35 - Researcher Jake Johnston explains what Guy Philippe's extradition reveals about US influence in Haiti.

Jake wrote the article Senator-Elect and Former Paramilitary Leader Guy Philippe Arrested on Drug Charges for CEPR.

 

11:05 - Journalist Antonia Juhasz investigates Rex Tillerson's past and the foreign policy of Exxon Mobil.

Antonia wrote the article Rex Tillerson Could Be America's Most Dangerous Secretary of State for In These Times.

 

12:05 - Writer Elliot Sperber discusses the concept of the wall in an age of neoliberalism and mass migration.

Elliot is author of the essay The Concept of the Wall for ROAR Magazine.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth Jeff Dorchen reveals his dissatisfaction with our incoming president.

Sorry to be so specific and surprising with the text of Jeff's tease.


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9:10 - Author Mark Danner looks through Trump's song and dance routine, and sees nothing.

Mark wrote the piece The Real Trump for New York Review of Books.

 

10:05 - Writer Alexandra Chasin explores the pathologies of America's drug war architect, Harry Anslinger.

Alexandra is author of Assassin of Youth: A Kaleidoscopic History of Harry J. Anslinger's War on Drugs from University of Chicago Press.

 

11:00 - Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier looks for signs of US involvement in Brazil's 2016 coup.

Brian wrote The US & Brasil's Coup of 2016, and translated Luciana Itikawa's piece The Golpista Everyman & the “Clean” City for Brasil Wire.

 

11:35 - Journalist Julianne Tveten explains why the Net isn't neutral for poor customers.

Julianne wrote the article Digital Redlining: How Internet Service Providers Promote Poverty for Truthout.

 

12:10 - Journalist Stefania Maurizi talks about losing her Julian Assange interview to the fake news cycle.

Stefania's interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was distorted by the Guardian's Ben Jacobs last month.

 

12:35 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen examines toxic masculinity and capitalism, like a boss.

 Jeff is starting off 2017 on a high T note.


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9:10 - Writer Andrew Cockburn explains who profits from inflating the Russian threat.

Andrew wrote the article The New Red Scare in the December issue of Harper's.

 

10:05 - Live from Switzerland, Ed Sutton talks about coming home in an age of migration.

Ed will cover new modes of living, collaborative solidarity and insurgent media but I couldn't fit that in the above headline.

 

10:35 - Reporter Dan Denvir explains how establishment centrists moved immigration policy to the right.

Dan wrote the recent article How Centrists Failed Immigrants for Jacobin.

 

11:05 - Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen examines the limitations of memory and the persistence of war.

Viet is author of the book Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War from Harvard University Press.

 

12:05 - The Hopleaf's Michael Roper reports from what might be peak craft beer in America.

Michael will take us through the highs and lows  of the year in craft beer.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen fights his way back to the origins of conflict.

A radical turn from his hammock-bound MOT last week.

 


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9:10 - Historian James Livingston explains why work isn't working for anyone but the rich.

James is the author of the new book No More Work: Why Full Employment Is a Bad Idea from UNC Press and the Aeon essay Fuck Work.

 

10:00 - Activist Azzurra Crispino updates us on repression and resistance during the US prison labor strike.

Azzurra last spoke to This Is Hell! on day two of the nation-wide prison work stoppage.

 

10:35 - Naked Capitalism's Yves Smith calls in from the wrong side of the fake news scare.

This week Yves wrote the blog post We Demand That The Washington Post Retract Its Propaganda Story Defaming Naked Capitalism and Other Sites and Issue an Apology.

 

11:00 - Journalist Sarah Jaffe looks to the radicalizing possibilities of protest in the Trump era.

Sarah wrote the article Why Anti-Trump Protests Matter for Rolling Stone.

 

11:35 - Live from Germany, Manuel Carrasco Molina reports on anti-coal actions deep in the Hambach Forest.

Manuel is a Green Party politician in Kerpen, Germany.

 

12:05 - Author Ashley Dawson previews the Trump administration's environmental horror show.

Ashley recently wrote Trump Eats the Planet for the Verso blog.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen drops a few more good reasons to be a bad citizen.

Jeff Dorchen, classic bad boy.


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9:10 - Historian Heather Ann Thompson revisits the Attica prison uprising of 1971.

Heather is author of the book Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy from Pantheon.

 

10:00 - Kate Shea Baird and Steve Hughes tour the radical politics of Spain's rebel cities.

Kate and Steve wrote the article America needs a network of rebel cities to stand up to Trump at Medium.

 

10:35 - Sarah Jumping Eagle reports from the frontlines of the #NoDAPL fight at Standing Rock.

Sarah will be updating us on the struggle for water and land she last talked about with us in September.

 

11:05 - Author Annie McClanahan explores debt's influence on 21st century American culture.

Annie is author of Dead Pledges Debt, Crisis, and Twenty-First-Century Culture from Stanford University Press.

 

12:05 - Jacobin editor Seth Ackerman sketches the blueprints for a working class political party.

Seth wrote the article A Blueprint for a New Party in the latest issue of Jacobin.

 

12:45 - Jeff Dorchen hearkens back to the days when dressing a pig up as the Kaiser was a big deal.

I don't know enough about pigs or German history to understand what this means, sorry reader.


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9:10 - Writer Ruth Whippman surveys America's maddening happiness-industrial complex.

Ruth is author of America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks from St. Martin's Press.

 

9:55 - Doug Henwood and Liza Featherstone explain what went wrong with Candidate Hillary.

Liza contributed to and edited False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton from Verso Books. Doug wrote My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency from OR Books.


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9:10 - Writer Richard Seymour surveys the wrecked landscape of American politics after Trump.

Richard and his fellow editors at Salvage wrote the essay Saturn devours his young: President Trump.

 

10:00 - Journalist Michelle Chen profiles the millions of Americans who never had a vote.

Michelle wrote the article For Millions, the Election was Always Lost for Dissent.

 

10:35 - Doctor Zaher Sahloul reports on providing medical care to Syrians under fire in Aleppo.

Dr. Sahloul wrote about his experiences in the op-ed I'm a doctor in Chicago. Here's what I saw when I went to help in Aleppo for the Guardian.

 

11:05 - Journalist Trevor Timm explores the possibilities of President Trump's inherited surveillance state.

Trevor's most recent Guardian op-eds are Obama has handed a surveillance state and war machine to a maniac and If Donald Trump gets his way, his administration will be disastrous.

 

12:05 - Occupy Wall Street co-founder Micah White explains why political power will not be captured in the streets.

Micah wrote the essay Two Paths Forward at his website, and the op-ed Protests won't stop Trump. We need a movement that transforms into a party for the Guardian.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen considers the election as failed hangover cure.

Jeff assured me that this piece killed the other night at his LA-based literary competition thing he does.


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9:10 - Former CIA officer John Kiriakou analyzes the government's ongoing war on whistleblowers.

John wrote the recent article The FBI Isn’t Done With Me for Reader Supported News.


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9:10 - Sociologist Forrest Stuart examines the harsh policing of poverty in LA's Skid Row.

Forrest is author of the book Down, Out, and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row -from University of Chicago Press.

 

10:05 - PEN America's Omar Safadi explores the tension between inclusion and free speech on campus.

PEN America released the investigative report And Campus for All: Diversity, Inclusion, and Free Speech at U.S. Universities.

 

11:05 - Writer Thomas Frank explains how the beltway media wrote off Bernie Sanders from page one.

Tom wrote the Harper's cover story Swat Team: The media’s extermination of Bernie Sanders, and real reform

 

12:05 - Journalist Greg Palast investigates Crosscheck, a massive Republican vote erasing program.

Greg's latest documentary The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: The Movie is screening in theaters and available online now.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen drinks the tears of Saint Peter.

If you squint real hard you can sort of see Jeff pictured in Caravaggio's The Denial of Saint Peter.