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Recent Episodes of This Is Hell!


Architecture Firms Drive Ever-Larger County Jails / Amanda Abrams

Architecture Firms Drive Ever-Larger County Jails / Amanda Abrams

Amanda Abrams on her story at The Intercept, "The Little-Known Reason Counties Keep Building Bigger Jails: Architecture Firms." "The Moment of Truth" with Jeff Dorchen follows the interview. Check out Amanda's article here: https://theintercept.com/2024/05/31/jail-construction-justice-architecture-firms/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Episode 12 June 2024 1h, 20m and 59s


Insulin Profiteering Kills / Edward Ongweso Jr. & Athena Sofides

Insulin Profiteering Kills / Edward Ongweso Jr. & Athena Sofides

Edward Ongweso Jr and Athena Sofides on their Baffler essay, "The Insulin Empire: How profiteers pushed a lifesaving drug out of reach." "Rotten History" follows the interview. Check out Edward and Athena's article here: https://thebaffler.com/after-the-fact/the-insulin-empire-ongweso-jr-sofides Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Episode 11 June 2024 1h, 31m and 49s


Israel's War on Hospitals Includes Imprisoning Doctors / Kavitha Chekuru

Israel's War on Hospitals Includes Imprisoning Doctors / Kavitha Chekuru

Kavitha Chekuru on her Intercept article, "Gaza's Stolen Healers: Hundreds of Palestinian Doctors Disappeared Into Israeli Detention." Check out Kavitha's article here: https://theintercept.com/2024/05/24/gaza-palestinian-doctors-hospital-detained-missing-disappeared/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Episode 11 June 2024 1h, 16m and 46s


Ketamine / Dan Piepenbring

Ketamine / Dan Piepenbring

Dan Piepenbring on his Baffler article, "K-Pop: Our forefathers did dissociatives." Dan is the New Books columnist for Harper’s and the co-author, with Tom O’Neill, of CHAOS: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. He’s currently working on a book about ketamine. "Rotten History" and "The Moment of Truth" follow the interview. Check out Dan's article here: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/k-pop-piepenbring Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Episode 5 June 2024 2h, 2m and 53s


Revolution Will Always Be Illegal Under International Law / Jake Romm & Dylan Saba

Revolution Will Always Be Illegal Under International Law / Jake Romm & Dylan Saba

Dylan Saba and Jake Romm discuss their n+1 article, "Acts Harmful to the Enemy," on international humanitarian law criminalizing revolution. After the interview, we hear new installments of "Rotten History" and "The Moment of Truth" with Jeff Dorchen. Check out Dylan and Jake's writing here: https://www.nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/acts-harmful-to-the-enemy/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Episode 22 May 2024 2h, 1m and 17s


Immigrant Justice Needs Abolition / Silky Shah

Immigrant Justice Needs Abolition / Silky Shah

Silky Shah joins us to discuss her new book from Haymarket Books, "Unbuild Walls: Why Immigrant Justice Needs Abolition." Check out Silky's book here: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/2213-unbuild-walls Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Episode 20 May 2024 1h, 34m and 26s


Student Encampments Aren't a Danger to Jews. Crackdowns Are. / Hadas Thier

Student Encampments Aren't a Danger to Jews. Crackdowns Are. / Hadas Thier

Hadas Thier returns to This Is Hell! to talk about her writing at The Nation on the Columbia protests, "The Student Encampments Aren’t a Danger to Jews. But the Crackdown Is." Hadas is author of, "A People’s Guide to Capitalism: An Introduction to Marxist Economics." Jeff Dorchen delivers "The Moment of Truth" after the interview. Check out Hadas' article here: https://www.thenation.com/article/activism/campus-encampment-police-crackdown-antisemitism-brutality/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Episode 15 May 2024 1h, 24m and 15s


Democracy Is Bad for Israel / Murtaza Hussain

Democracy Is Bad for Israel / Murtaza Hussain

Murtaza Hussein returns to This Is Hell! to discuss his recent Intercept piece, "They Used to Say Arabs Can’t Have Democracy Because It’d Be Bad for Israel. Now the U.S. Can’t Have It Either." "Rotten History" follows the interview. Check out Murtaza's article here: https://theintercept.com/2024/05/08/american-democracy-israel-us-arabs/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Episode 14 May 2024 1h, 15m and 50s


The Rise of the Tradwife / Sarah Bouillete & Astrid Lorange

The Rise of the Tradwife / Sarah Bouillete & Astrid Lorange

Sarah Bouillete and Astrid Lorange join This Is Hell! to discuss what they call, "inexorable rise of the tradwife: the social media influencer who embodies an idealized aesthetic of wifehood" in their recent Verso piece, "From Scratch." After the interview, we check the mailbag. Check out Sarah and Astrid's piece here: https://www.versobooks.com/blogs/news/from-stratch Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Episode 13 May 2024 1h, 21m and 50s


We Have Not Had Enough Campus Protest in the US / Erik Baker

We Have Not Had Enough Campus Protest in the US / Erik Baker

Historian Erik Baker on his Boston Review article, "The Real Scandal of Campus Protest: It’s not that there has been too much student protest. It’s that there has not been much, much more of it." Jeff Dorchen joins us with "The Moment of Truth" after the interview. Check out Erik's piece here: https://www.bostonreview.net/articles/the-real-scandal-of-campus-protest/ Help keep This Is Hell! completely listener supported and access weekly bonus episodes by subscribing to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thisishell

Episode 8 May 2024 1h, 25m and 27s

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