Except for the occasional breaking local event, I gave up on radio and TV news a dozen or so years ago in favor of a varying selection of podcast sources. "This is Hell!" was one of my early discoveries, and has never been challenged by anything else I've found for its in-depth treatment of current issues through long-form interviews by host Chuck Mertz who really, really, really does his homework. His questions are well-prepared and informative in their own right. The podcasts originate in a weekly radio show, so I rely on other sources for daily coverage, but this is where I go to understand the daily news as well as to correct it and fill in critical gaps that get glossed over (or deliberately ignored) by mainstream corporate media. With few if any exceptions, my other news podcasts have come and gone or have been sometimes on sometimes off, but I never miss this one, and only once in a blue moon do I encounter a topic that doesn't interest me enough—or Chuck can't make me interested in enough even if I thought I wasn't—that I skip ahead. Subscribe here or through your favorite podcast aggregator, set it to auto-download and make it your priority listen every week. You won't regret it.