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Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth conversations with today's leading writers. Books, literature, writing, authors, screenwriters, art, life, conversation. PRAISE FOR THE OTHERPPL PODCAST: “…[an] excellent literary podcast." -The Paris Review “Fabulously smart.” -The Rumpus “…fun, quirky, in-depth…” -NPR “The perfect way to get the story behind your stories.” -Buzzfeed “…the preplanned responses of NPR personalities sound somewhat counterfeit when stacke ...
 
The Critical Hour is a daily 60 minute hard hitting news analysis and talk radio program hosted by Dr. Wilmer Leon. The mainstream news outlets play it safe by parroting the perspectives of their corporate benefactors. The Critical Hour uses clear, cutting edge insight and analysis to examine national and international issues impacting the global village in which we live. Those who are truly interested in understanding what is going on in the world, why and especially who is behind it turn t ...
 
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Six independent experts appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council advised that "hundreds of Venezuelan cancer patients could die" as a result of illegal U.S. sanctions imposed on Venezuela and its state-owned oil company. Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst, joins us to discuss the week's events. Earlier this week, The UN-appo…
 
On this edition of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon discusses Biden's town hall, his false hope of bipartisanship and the messaging that makes a mockery of confronting vaccine disinformation. Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.com and Counter Punch, joins us to talk about President Joe Biden's participation in yesterday's town hall meeting in …
 
Greatest Hits Episode: Federico Vega, Transforming Transport Logistics in Latin America, Ep 145 For this week’s episode of Crossing Borders we’re revisiting one of our greatest hits episodes featuring Cargo X’s Federico Vega. Anytime you have an item that you need to send from here to there you enter the world of transport logistics. It may seem as…
 
In the biggest decline seen in generations, the US life expectancy plummeted by 1.5 years due to COVID, drug overdoses, homicides and chronic diseases. Dr. Yolandra Hancock, board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine specialist, joins Dr. Gigi El-Bayoumi, professor of Medicine at GW University Hospital and founding director at Rodham Institu…
 
Reginald Dwayne Betts is the author of the poetry collection Felon, available from W.W. Norton & Co. Betts is a poet, essayist, and national spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice. He writes and lectures about the impact of mass incarceration on American society. His previous books include the poetry collections Bastards of the Reagan Era …
 
Dr. Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher; and Chris Smalls, former Amazon employee and current Amazon union organizer; join our host to discuss this morning's edge of space flight that included Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. The trip made history by including 82-year old Wally Funk, a former…
 
On this edition of The Critical Hour, Dr. Wilmer Leon discusses the successful completion of today's near-space flight trip and reports that the Israeli NSO Group's Pegasus can hack into "any phone without your knowledge." Dr. Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher; and Chris Smalls, forme…
 
US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has outraged many of her supporters by waffling on a military invasion of Haiti and echoing neocon talking points on Cuba. KJ Noh, writer and peace activist, joins us to discuss China. The EU, NATO and US are unsurprisingly blaming China for a cyber attack on Microsoft exchange servers. Oddly, the consorti…
 
Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, TX, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to discuss a new documentary about the late David Kelly. The mysterious death of UK Iraq war whistleblower David Kelly raised suspicion around the world as the circumstances did not match the claim of suicide. Although he was alleged to …
 
Notable guests join us to cover the important weekly news stories as President Biden is doubling down on backing Saudi Arabia and arming terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen. Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst, joins us to discuss this week's important stories. Recent battles between alternative voi…
 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making her last round of visits to Washington as the leader of the massive European economic power. Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss Angela Merkel's visit to Washington. Chancellor Merkel is expected to speak with President Biden about critical secu…
 
President Biden has abandoned his campaign promise to end the Yemen conflict and is doubling down on backing Saudi Arabia and arming terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda on the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Nino Pagliccia, activist and writer, joins us to discuss Cuba. Investigative reporters have uncovered a mysterious social media operation that is dire…
 
Matt Bell is the author of the novel Appleseed, available from Custom House Books. It is the official July pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club. Bell is also the author of the novels Scrapper and In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, as well as the short story collection A Tree or a Person or a Wall, a non-fiction book about…
 
A new Black Agenda Report article muses that bipartisan support for new legislation to specifically address domestic terrorism "comes despite no activities that are not now criminal that they believe ought to be." Niko House, political activist and independent journalist, joins us to discuss warmongers on the faux-left. Recent battles between alter…
 
Dr. Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher joins us to discuss South Africa. The conviction and jailing of former South African president Jacob Zuma for failing to address charges of corruption has sparked unrest in the African nation. The government has dispatched military forces to sever…
 
The US foreign policy of draconian sanctions and blockades are intentionally creating suffering and destabilization in the Afro-Caribbean nations. Professor Danny Shaw, author, activist and professor of Latin American studies, joins us to discuss Cuba. US foreign policy of draconian sanctions and blockades are intentionally creating suffering and d…
 
Two US citizens were part of over a dozen people arrested in connection with the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, and President Biden announced an August 31 end to the US mission in Afghanistan. Tom Porter, writer and long-time activist, joins us to discuss the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, President Biden's announcemen…
 
Reuters reports that Haitian security forces apprehended more men today believed to have killed President Moïse at his home on Wednesday. Ajamu Baraka, former VP Candidate for the Green Party, joins us to discuss the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise. New reports indicate that the First Lady is still alive in a Miami hospital and mor…
 
Haiti President Jovenel Moise and First Lady Martine Moise we’re shot and killed after gunmen that included foreign elements attacked their home Wednesday at 1:00 am. Kweku Lumumba, external relations coordinator for KOSSA and Green Party chair for Georgia, joins us to discuss the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise and First Lady Mart…
 
Dr. Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher joins us to discuss The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish organizations' plans to host Reza Pahlavi, the heir apparent to the last Shah of Iran for an "off the record, special leadership briefing today. The move,made by this umbrella group …
 
Greg Gerke is the author of the essay collection See What I See (Zerogram Press). Gerke’s work has appeared in Tin House, Film Quarterly, The Kenyon Review, and other publications. He is also the author of a story collection entitled Especially the Bad Things, which was published by Splice in 2019. He lives in New York. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi…
 
Michael Springmann, former American diplomat and political analyst, joins us to discuss the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the fact that some parties want to "hit three birds with one stone." The Russian ambassador to international organizations in Vienna tweeted, “In the context of #ViennaTalks some analysts and officials advocate …
 
Pedro Moura, Flourish: Building the tech infrastructure to help people make better financial decisions, Ep 144 Pedro Moura moved from Natal, Brazil to the US at a young age, overcoming many challenges while always trying to build a better future for himself, his family and his region. His perseverance and grit guided him to create a company that he…
 
Mark Leidner is the author of the poetry collection Returning the Sword to the Stone (Fonograf Editions). Leidner is also the author of two feature films: the sci-fi noir Empathy, Inc. (2019) and the relationship comedy Jammed (2014), as well as the story collection Under the Sea (Tyrant Books, 2018), the poetry collection Beauty Was the Case that …
 
Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst, joins us to discuss this week's important news stories. Donald Rumsfeld has died at the age of 88 after a career of advocating for militaristic policies. China has announced that it will assist Venezuela with economic development directly in the face of US opposition. Also, the US is experiencing majo…
 
Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to talk about the US claim of worldwide rules-based order. Dr. Horne discusses the odd phrase that is at the core of US policy. He argues that the term implies a clear and well-established set of rules, but in actuality, it is exactly the op…
 
Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to talk about the US claim of worldwide rules-based order. Dr. Horne discusses the odd phrase that is at the core of US policy. He argues that the term implies a clear and well-established set of rules, but in actuality, it is exactly the op…
 
Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.com and Counter Punch, joins us to talk about Julian Assange. As we approach the 50th birthday of Julian Assange, Jeremy Corbyn and a number of other British MPs gather outside of Belmarsh prison to demand his release. Also, the news that an unreliable con-artist was used as the principal witness shows that the…
 
Pedro Mairal is the author of the novel The Woman from Uruguay (Bloomsbury), translated by Jennifer Croft. Mairal was born in Buenos Aires in 1970. He studied a degree in ‘Letras’ (‘Humanities’) at USAL (‘University of el Salvador’) where he was an assistant lecturer of English Literature. He has published three novels, a volume of short stories an…
 
Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to discuss Syria and Iraq. US forces in Syria come under intense rocket attack as Iraqi, and Syrian militias declare open war on occupation forces. Meanwhile, the Iraqi government calls Biden's bombing attacks blatant and unacceptable violat…
 
Gerald Horne, professor of history at the University of Houston, TX, author, historian, and researcher, joins us to discuss Syria and Iraq. US forces in Syria come under intense rocket attack as Iraqi and Syrian militias declare open war on occupation forces. Meanwhile, the Iraqi government calls Biden's bombing attacks blatant and unacceptable vio…
 
Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, Lebanon, joins us to talk about Middle East policy. US President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes against Iraqi resistance militias along the Iraq-Syria border. The bombings have sparked new demands for US troops to leave the country and a pledge of retaliation from militia commanders. Martin Si…
 
Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, Lebanon, joins us to discuss the Middle East. Supporters of the Palestinians are enraged as a civil leader is arrested and dies in the custody of the Palestinian National Authority. Also, international security analysts are asserting that the Afghan government will likely fall within six mon…
 
Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to talk about the incident in the Black Sea. A British ship breached Russian waters off the coast of Crimea and warning shots were fired. The UK diplomatic representative was addressed by the Russian government and admonished for the naval confrontation. Craig Murray argues that the move wa…
 
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