On contact

  • The history of debt forgiveness
    Economist and author Michael Hudson, author of ‘...and Forgive Them Their Debts: Lending, Foreclosure and Redemption from Bronze Age Finance to the Jubilee Year’, shares with journalist Chris Hedges how ancient cultures forgave debt...
  • 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.
  • The history of debt forgiveness
    The history of debt forgiveness
    Economist and author Michael Hudson, author of ‘...and Forgive Them Their Debts: Lending, Foreclosure and Redemption from Bronze Age Finance to the Jubilee Year’, shares with journalist Chris Hedges how ancient cultures forgave debt...
  • US complicity in Honduras
    US complicity in Honduras
    Dana Frank, Professor of History Emerita, University of California, Santa Cruz talks to Chris Hedges about America’s complicity in turning Honduras into a failed state, and its geopolitical consequences. Follow us on...
  • Tear gas – a chemical weapon
    Tear gas – a chemical weapon
    US Border Control used tear gas to try and deter asylum seekers – many of who are women and children – at the US-Mexico border last weekend. But what do we know about tear gas? Dr. Anna Feigenbaum, author of ‘Tear Gas: From the...
  • Crucifying Julian Assange
    Crucifying Julian Assange
    Chris Hedges and Joe Lauria, journalist and editor-in-chief at Consortium News, discuss efforts to force #WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange out of the Ecuador Embassy in London and extradite him to the US to stand trial. Follow us on...
  • A History of Neoliberalism, part 2
    A History of Neoliberalism, part 2
    In the second part of his interview with Chris Hedges, CUNY Professor David Harvey, author of ‘A Brief History of Neoliberalism’, argues that neoliberalism as an economic policy works not by generating wealth but redistributing wealth by...
  • A critic of neoliberalism
    A critic of neoliberalism
    David Harvey, distinguished professor of anthropology and geography at the City University of New York and author of ‘A Brief History of Neoliberalism’ argues with Chris Hedges that neoliberalism, the mantra of the global corporate...
  • Silicon Valley and the new capitalism
    Silicon Valley and the new capitalism
    Richard Walker, professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses his new book, ‘Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area’ with journalist Chris...
  • The con of diversity
    The con of diversity
    Glen Ford, executive editor, Black Agenda Report, talks to Chris Hedges about the history of affirmative action, reparations, and the con of diversity in America. Follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/OnContactRT
  • Wikipedia – a tool of the ruling elite
    Wikipedia – a tool of the ruling elite
    On the latest episode of On Contact, investigative journalist Helen Buyniski exposes Jimmy Wales’ egalitarian Wikipedia as yet another tool of the ruling elite. Follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/OnContactRT
  • 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...