Mar 12

Transcript: Interview with John Hilary on TTIP

johnhilaryThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with John Hilary, the executive director of London-based organization “War on Want,” who spoke to us about the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of March 5-11, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series to speak with us about the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, is John Hilary, the executive director of “War on Want,” which is an anti-poverty charitable organization based in London that has been active in raising awareness of this proposed agreement. Mr. Hilary, welcome to our program today.

JH: Thank you very much.

MN: Before we get into specifics, many of our listeners may not have heard about the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) before, or they may be unfamiliar with its details. Could you share with us a brief introduction as to what this proposed agreement is all about?

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Mar 08

Transcript: Interview with Economist Roger Bootle

rogerbootle2The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with renowned economist and author Roger Bootle.  This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of February 26-March 4, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is economist Roger Bootle. Roger is a specialist adviser to the British House of Commons Treasury Committee, the founder and Chairman of Capital Economics, he is a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph, a winner of the prestigious Wolfson Prize in Economics, and the author of “The Trouble With Europe.” Roger, thank you for joining us on our program today.

RB: Pleasure.

MN: Before we delve into our discussion of the Eurozone and a possible exit from the common currency for a country like Greece, what do you make of the latest agreement that was reached between the new Greek government and the Eurogroup this past Friday? Is this a victory for Greece, as the Greek government is proclaiming?

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Feb 24

Transcript: Interview with Political Economist & Author Mark Blyth

markblyth1The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with renowned political economist, professor, and author Mark Blyth.  This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of February 5-11, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is Brown University economist and professor Mark Blyth, and Mark, welcome back to our program and thank you for joining us today.

MB: Pleasure to be with you again.

MN: All eyes have been on the Greek elections and on the victory of SYRIZA in the polls…in your view, what does SYRIZA’s victory mean for Greece and for Europe?

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Feb 24

Transcript: Interview with Investigative Journalist & Bestselling Author Greg Palast

palast2The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with investigative journalist (BBC, The Guardian) and New York Times bestselling author Greg Palast. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of January 29-February 4, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today here on Dialogos Radio for the Dialogos Interview Series is one of our regular and most prominent guests, investigative reporter and bestselling author Greg Palast, who is the author of books such as Vulture’s Picnic, Armed Madhouse, and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, among others. Greg, thanks for joining us once again.

GP: You’re very welcome, Michael.

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Jan 31

Transcript: Interview with Economist Leonidas Vatikiotis

vatikiotis2The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with economist Leonidas Vatikiotis.  This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of January 9-15, 2015. Find the podcast of this interview here.

ΜΝ: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series for the first interview of the new year is the well-known economist and analyst Leonidas Vatikiotis. Happy new year first of all, and thank you for joining us today.

LB: Good morning, Michael, thank you very much for the invitation.

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Dec 18

Transcript: Interview with Comedian Yannis Pappas

yiannispappas2The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with renowned comedian and television personality Yannis Pappas.  This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of December 11-17, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: [following intro by the “Mr. Panos” character]: So, who we are actually speaking with here on Dialogos Radio today is the well-known Greek-American comedian Yannis Pappas, the man behind Mr. Panos. You’ve had a successful stand-up career and also a number of new projects for TV and the web as well, so Yanni, thank you for joining us.

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Dec 12

Transcript: Interview with Kati Marton, Author of “The Polk Conspiracy”

marton4The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with bestselling author Kati Marton, author of “The Polk Conspiracy: Murder and Cover-Up In the Case of CBS News Correspondent George Polk.”  This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of December 4-11, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is renowned journalist and author Kati Marton. Α longtime reporter and correspondent for ABC News and National Public Radio in the United States, Kati has won a number of awards for her journalistic work and is the author of several books, including “The Polk Conspiracy: Murder and Cover-Up In the Case of CBS News Correspondent George Polk.” Kati, welcome to our program today.

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Nov 07

Transcript: Interview with Bestselling Author & Investigative Journalist Greg Palast

greg-palastThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist (BBC, The Guardian, Al-Jazeera America) Greg Palast.  This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of October 30-November 6, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is one of our regular and most prominent guests, the New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist with such outlets as the BBC and The Guardian, Greg Palast. Greg is the author such books as “Vulture’s Picnic,” “Armed Madhouse,” “Billionaires and Ballot Bandits,” and “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.” Greg, welcome back to our program…we are glad to have you back on, especially after some health challenges that you had been facing recently.

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Oct 24

Transcript: Interview with “Greek Food Guru” Diane Kochilas

kochilas_headshot-e1372350369574The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with chef, author, and “Greek food guru” Diane Kochilas. This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of October 16-23, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is renowned chef and Greek food guru Diane Kochilas. The author of several books on Greek cuisine, Diane is also a consulting chef to many Greek restaurants across the world, and is also the host of “Ti Tha Fame Simera Mama”, a cooking show on Greek television. Diane, welcome, first of all, to our program.

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Oct 07

Transcript: Interview with Renowned Scholar Henry Giroux

giroux2The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with renowned scholar and author Henry Giroux of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, the founder of the “Public Intellectuals Project.” This interview aired on our broadcasts for the week of September 25-October 1, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is professor Henry Giroux, the chair for scholarship in the public interest at MacMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Henry has previously held posts at Boston University, at Miami University in Ohio, and at Penn State University. He is also the author of a number of books, including “Youth in Revolt: Reclaiming a Democratic Future,” and “Neoliberalism’s War on Public Education.” He has also made countless television and radio appearances on outlets all across the world. Henry, thank you for joining us on our program today.

HG: It’s my pleasure.

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Apr 21

Transcript: Interview with Economist Ha-Joon Chang

ha-joonThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with economist and professor Ha-Joon Chang of the University of Cambridge, author of “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism,” follows below. This interview aired on April 10-11, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is the economist and professor Ha-Joon Chang of the University of Cambridge. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian and is also the author of a recent book titled “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism.” Ha-Joon, welcome to our program today.

HJC: Thank you for inviting me.

MN: In your book, you debunk many of the myths about capitalism that we often hear in the media and in conventional teachings of economics, myths that are often seen as conventional wisdom. What are some of the biggest myths that you have identified?

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Apr 05

Transcript: Interview with Paul Ioannidis of the Onassis Foundation

ioannidisThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with Paul Ioannidis, the honorary vice-president of the Onassis Foundation and author of “Destiny Prevails,” follows below. This interview aired on April 3-4, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: With us here on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series today is Paul Ioannides, the Honorary Vice-President of the Onassis Foundation’s Board of Directors and author of “Destiny Prevails” an autobiography chronicling his life and experiences fighting the Nazis during World War II as a rebel fighter in the Greek mountains. His later distinguished career as a pilot and executive for Olympic Airways, and his long relationship with the Onassis group and the Onassis family for over five decades. Paul, thank you for joining us today.

You were actually born in Germany in the interwar period but your family soon came back to Greece and you grew up in Athens. Ironically, though, it was your German birth certificate that got you out of trouble on a few occasions during war, I believe. Tell us about your early years.

PI: My father was born in Cyprus. He studied Medicine in France and attended post-graduate studies in Berlin where I was born. My mother died six months after I was born.  I was in love with the sea ever since I could remember. I wanted to attend the Naval Academy in order to become an officer. I would not hear of anything else.  By the end of 1942, seeing that the German troops were still on my home soil, I felt like I could not contain my anger and I decided that it was not time for studying but only for fighting. So I left home to take to the mountains and joined the Resistance the first days of 1943 with the Greek People’s Liberation Army, known as ELAS.

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Mar 21

Transcript: Interview with Economist Richard Wolff

wolffThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with the economist Richard Wolff follows below. This interview aired on March 20-21, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is the well-known economist Richard Wolff, and Richard, thank you first of all for joining us. To begin, let’s talk first about the current economic situation in Greece. We hear talk about how the situation in Greece is turning around, that the country now has a primary budget surplus, that the economy is recovering. How do you respond to this?

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Mar 14

Transcript: Interview with Savas Piperidis of “Eco Racer”

ecoracerThe transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with professor Savas Piperidis of the Technical University of Crete, who is part of the team which has created the Greek-made electric vehicle “Eco Racer” follows below. This interview aired on February 13-14, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.

ΜΝ: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is Savas Piperidis of the Technical University of Crete. Mr. Piperidis, thank you for joining us today, and to begin, share with us a few words about the vehicle known as the Eco Racer, and how the idea for it first developed.

SP: Thank you for the invitation. This vehicle, the Eco Racer, developed out of our love for automobiles. In 2008, two laboratories here at the Technical University of Crete worked together with the goal of developing a single-seat vehicle which would have very low fuel consumption. That’s how the idea began, and since then this concept has developed, and today, after three different models that we developed, we have created our current model, which is an electric vehicle which runs on hydrogen.

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Mar 07

Now on our Website: Transcripts of our Interviews!

DialogosLogo300webWe are excited to share the news about a new feature that we have recently added to our website, dialogosmedia.org: full transcripts of some of the best interviews which have aired on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series!  Now you can read the full text of some of the best interviews that we have aired on our broadcasts right here from our website, in addition to downloading the podcasts of these interviews! Simply click on the “transcripts” tab above to get started!  And remember, Dialogos Radio is always open to volunteers who would be willing to help us out by transcribing one or more of our interviews!