On contact

  • Popular opinion, ‘MadMen’ & the power elites
    Liza Featherstone, author of Divining Desire: Focus Groups & the Culture of Consultation, shares with journalist Chris Hedges how advertising techniques developed by early Viennese intellectual elites were adapted and coopted by US elites to...
  • On contact
    Author and social critic Chris Hedges hosts a weekly interview show called ‘On Contact,’ which will air “dissident voices” currently missing from the mainstream media. Hedges interviews the black sheep of the establishment, leading discussions that can’t be heard anywhere else.
  • Popular opinion, ‘MadMen’ & the power elites
    Popular opinion, ‘MadMen’ & the power elites
    Liza Featherstone, author of Divining Desire: Focus Groups & the Culture of Consultation, shares with journalist Chris Hedges how advertising techniques developed by early Viennese intellectual elites were adapted and coopted by US elites to...
  • Digital monitoring of the poor
    Digital monitoring of the poor
    Author Virginia Eubanks explains to Chris Hedges how the goals of Victorian-era poorhouses have evolved with 21st century high-tech to exert control and surveillance of needy, poor, and homeless people. Eubanks is an associate professor of political...
  • A soldier’s tale of bravery and morality
    A soldier’s tale of bravery and morality
    Chris Hedges interviews former combat veteran and US Army officer Spenser Rapone about bravery and morality. The second lieutenant was given an “other than honorable” discharge June 18 after an army investigation determined that he...
  • America: The farwell tour
    America: The farwell tour
    In a conversation about his new book, ‘America: The Farewell Tour,’ Chris Hedges tells journalist Hugh Hamilton about the political goals of the Christian Right and the prison-industrial complex, in the second part of a two-part...
  • America: The farewell tour
    America: The farewell tour
    In a conversation about his new book ‘America: The Farewell Tour,’ Chris Hedges tells journalist, Hugh Hamilton, that institutions and practices rooted in a capitalist economic system in the US are unraveling, while also making a call...
  • The ‘War on Terror,’ Muslim extradition and repression
    The ‘War on Terror,’ Muslim extradition and repression
    In her new book ‘Deport, Deprive, Extradite – 21st Century State Extremism,’ sociologist Nisha Kapoor argues that the extradition of Muslim men from the UK to the US to face trials over terrorism allegations is being used by the...
  • Can ‘drawing lots’ save democracy?
    Can ‘drawing lots’ save democracy?
    In his new book, ‘Against Elections,’ historian David Van Reybrouck identifies modern day examples of Aristotle’s “drawing lots” underway in Iceland, Ireland and Australia; marking innovation in democracies. He thinks...
  • Extracting profit and resources from the African continent, and resistance.
    Extracting profit and resources from the African continent, and resistance.
    Author Lee Wengraf talks to journalist Chris Hedges, host of On Contact, about her new book, Extracting Profit: Imperialism, Neoliberalism and the New Scramble for Africa. Follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/OnContactRT
  • How Central Bankers reshaped the world economy following the 2008 economic crisis
    How Central Bankers reshaped the world economy following the 2008 economic crisis
    Nomi Prins, journalist and author of ‘Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World’, talks to Chris Hedges about how central bankers “overstepped their traditional mandates by directing the flow of epic sums of fabricated money...
  • Would the American people be better served by a Movement for a People’s Party?
    Would the American people be better served by a Movement for a People’s Party?
    Nick Brana, founder and executive director of Movement for a People’s Party, talks with journalist Chris Hedges about the US’ two political party system, the need for third and fourth parties, and his experience campaigning for Bernie...