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This is Hell! is a weekly radio interview show broadcast without the virtue of money or the vice of political agenda. Every Saturday morning, your bitter, blind, broke, gap-toothed host Chuck Mertz works off his hangover talking to the journalists, authors and activists working to make this world a slightly less hellish place. And we do it all live, uninterrupted and unedited, Saturdays at 9 AM Central on WNUR 89.3FM Chicago and podcast to the world shortly after.

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    • 4.9, 723 Ratings

This is Hell! is a weekly radio interview show broadcast without the virtue of money or the vice of political agenda. Every Saturday morning, your bitter, blind, broke, gap-toothed host Chuck Mertz works off his hangover talking to the journalists, authors and activists working to make this world a slightly less hellish place. And we do it all live, uninterrupted and unedited, Saturdays at 9 AM Central on WNUR 89.3FM Chicago and podcast to the world shortly after.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
723 Ratings

723 Ratings

corgdotorg ,

In-depth Interviews.

Been a listener since the late 90’s. Chuck Metz is one the finest interviewers I’ve ever heard. He comes prepared and offers long form interviews. It is refreshing to hear a host that takes the time to research the guests works. Knowledgeable, sincere and humorous. This is Hell is a must listen.

jack_b_1983 ,

Hell, more like Heaven

Best longform interview radio show/ podcast out there. Chuck talks about serious issues but it still has a good sense of humour & the weekly hangover, rotten history & question from hell segments keep me tuning in when I might not usually want to listen to an interview about the decline of life under neoliberal capitalism. I’ve been a listener for about 4 years and they’ve never put out a bad show. Viva This Is Hell!

scott & bothered ,

For people who can’t stomach most other podcast hosts.

Chuck is the best interviewer around, hands down. The only person I can think of who is on the same par is Michael Silverblatt, which says A LOT, especially since Michael is predominately talking about fiction. But they are similar in their intuitive interviewing styles, which I consider an art. Chuck plows through so much doom, so often, and with genuine humor and humanity. Many thanks to This Is Hell!

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