This Is Hell is the best current events/news interview show currently broadcast from anywhere on Planet Earth. Yeah, I know, "That's like, just your opinion, man." But consider this: Chuck Mertz, the interviewer, actually allows his guests to answer the questions he poses without interrupting them. How cool is that? Plus, Chuck actually prepares for his interviews by reading the material that his guests have written! Nobody does that! Nobody except Chuck, that is. And don't mention Terry Gross. Not even in the same league. Chuck is assisted by the misterious "Alex," a presence that seems to have digested everything posted on any and all parts of the vast sytem of tubes known as the internets. Every week This Is Hell has its Moments from Rotten History, a segment that illustrates that while the present moment may indeed be Hell, the condition has been an ongoing one, afflicting human beings for as long as records can be found. As icing on the cake, you get the acerbic comments of the great Jeff Dorchen, "The Punching Man's Thinking Bag," in his Moment of Truth segment. You simply must listen to This Is Hell.