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 […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 11

“Consensus and Collaboration: The Fiscal Cliff and the Privatization of the Postal Service” with Jamie Partridge In this week’s episode, Eric examines the “fiscal cliff” deal struck between Republicans and Democrats with particular attention to the more insidious aspects of the legislation. He explains how this is merely a way to create the illusion of […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 10

“Capitalism in Crisis” with Richard Wolff This week, Eric sits down for an extended conversation with Richard Wolff, one of America’s leading economists and critics of the economic system. Prof. Wolff explains why his critique is of capitalism itself and not merely its contemporary manifestation. He and Eric examine the current “debate” regarding the so-called […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 9

“Rejecting Compromise, Committing to Action” Presenting David Swanson This week Eric has the pleasure of having an in-depth conversation with blogger, author, and activist David Swanson. David and Eric discuss the mythology of the fiscal cliff and the propaganda and lies of both major parties. Additionally, they examine the delusions and self-deception of many Americans […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 8

“Africa: The Scramble Continues” with Abayomi Azikiwe This week, Eric examines the geopolitical situation in Africa. He analyzes the continued genocide and plunder of the Congo, assessing the situation there and dispelling some of the more insidious myths surrounding the issue. In addition, Eric looks at the deteriorating political climate in Mali, dissecting the various […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 7

Fake Crises, Real Disasters & Genuine Solutions with Margaret Kimberley This week, Eric examines the nature of the manufactured issue of the “fiscal cliff” and how the propaganda surrounding this mythology is indicative of the moral, ethical, and political bankruptcy of both major political parties. Juxtaposed against this, Eric analyzes a real disaster – Hurricane […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 6

Examining the Chessboard: The Geopolitics of the Middle East with Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya This week, Eric sits down with political analyst and author Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya. The two discuss the Israeli war on Gaza and the regional implications of the conflict. Additionally, they examine how the war is being used by various parties as part […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 5

Looking East: The Geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific with Binoy Kampmark The Asia-Pacific region is universally recognized as being the key to 21st Century economic prosperity. It is for this reason that China and the United States find themselves engaged in a wide-ranging struggle for influence and control. From maritime disputes in the South China Sea […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 4

Recovery & Resistance: Sandy, Obama, and the Fight for Health Care The past ten days have seen the utter devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the triumph of Barack Obama. From ignoring heavily affected poor and working class communities to framing Obama’s victory as a triumph for democracy, the media has shown, once again, its subservience […]