The Reality Principle -Episode 26

“In Defense of Teachers” with Nick Penkovsky This week Eric sits down with attorney Nick Penkovsky who has represented a number of New York City public school teachers. Eric and Nick discuss the political and legal attacks on teachers as they are deprived of due process and other Constitutional rights. Nick explains the recent history […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 25

“Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil” with Stephen Lendman This week, Eric sits down with journalist and blogger Stephen Lendman to discuss some of the most pressing political and economic issues of the first part of 2013. Eric and Stephen provide their analysis of the legacy of Hugo Chavez and the elections in Venezuela which, […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 24

“More than Music” with Rebel Diaz This week, Eric sits down with hip hop artists Rebel Diaz for a wide-ranging discussion about music, art, politics, and much more. Eric and the guys (RodStarz & G1) discuss the political and class nature of hip hop and why we should be wary of romanticizing hip hop and […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 23

“Imperialism & Islamophobia” with Dr. Chandra Muzaffar This week, Eric sits down with Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, scholar, academic, and President of the International Movement for a Just World. Eric and Dr. Muzaffar discuss the current political landscape in Malaysia as the country moves toward elections. Additionally, Dr. Muzaffar places Malaysia and Southeast Asia more generally, […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 22

“Demanding Peace & Rejecting Propaganda” with Cindy Sheehan This week, Eric sits down with peace activist and author Cindy Sheehan. Eric and Cindy discuss the legacy of Hugo Chavez and the future of Venezuela. In addition, Cindy recounts her interactions and friendship with Hugo Chavez, talking about Chavez the leader and Chavez the man. Eric […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 21

“Fukushima: 2 Years Later” with James Corbett Earlier this month marked the two year anniversary of the disaster at Fukushima. Despite the fact that so much time has passed, we still have very few answers to the multitude of questions and concerns that the incident raised. Joining Eric on the program this week is independent […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 20

“The New Asia: Power and the Pivot” with Nile Bowie This week, Eric chats with independent journalist and photographer Nile Bowie about some of the major issues and conflicts in the Asia-Pacific region. Eric and Nile discuss the unrest and violence in the Sabah province of Malaysia and the political context of the conflict in […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 19

“The Mythology of Democracy” with Sen. Mike Gravel This week, Eric sits down with former presidential candidate and senator from Alaska, Mike Gravel. He and Eric discuss the life and legacy of Hugo Chavez as well as the difficult times ahead for Venezuela. Sen. Gravel discusses his experiences in Congress and his first-hand understanding of […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 18

“Greece: The Political Economy of Depression” with Yanis Varoufakis This week, Eric closely examines the global economic crisis and, in particular, the manifestation of the Depression in Greece. Eric is joined by economist and author Yanis Varoufakis who provides his valuable insight into the origins and character of the Depression in Greece and around the […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 17

“War, Peace, and the Search for Our Humanity” with Kathy Kelly This week, Eric has an in-depth conversation with peace activist and author Kathy Kelly. They discuss the human side of war: the children taken from their parents, the fathers ruthlessly assassinated, the lives permanently shattered. Kathy provides emotionally moving first-hand accounts of her experiences […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 16

“The Politics of Education” with Julie Cavanagh Eric sits down with Julie Cavanagh, an educator in New York City and one of the founding members of the MORE Caucus NYC (Movement of Rank and File Educators). Eric and Julie examine many of the most important issues facing public education and public sector unions in general. […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 15

“The Geopolitics of East Africa” with Thomas Mountain This week, Eric has an in-depth conversation with independent journalist Thomas Mountain. They discuss the current political situation in Ethiopia, grounding the discussion in a historical framework that informs an understanding of the politics of today. Eric and Tom examine the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea as […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 14

“Congo & the Politics of Genocide” with Keith Harmon Snow This week Eric examines the continued conflict and genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He explores the various factions on the ground as well as the forces behind the violence and the imperialist powers that support. Eric provides insight into the how the mainstream […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 13

“The REAL Martin Luther King” with Professor Tony Monteiro This week, as America marks the birthday of one of its greatest leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Eric sits down with Professor Tony Monteiro to discuss King’s life and legacy. Specifically, Eric and Tony examine who King really was by destroying the false narrative that has […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 12

“American Nightmare: Racism & the Prison-Industrial Complex” with Solomon Comissiong In this week’s episode, Eric examines one of the most complex and misunderstood issues in America today: the prison-industrial complex and its relation to deeply rooted racism in this country. Eric touches on the various ways in which mass incarceration and the prison system is […]