Dialogos is excited to present, in its first publication worldwide, the latest by investigative reporter and bestselling author Greg Palast on Greece, SYRIZA, and the upcoming elections. Palast’s book, “Vultures’ Picnic,” will soon be released in a Greek edition by Livanis, while the Greek version of this article was published on Sunday, January 18 in the newspaper “To Xoni.” Dialogos Radio will air, as part of our coverage of the Greek election, an interview with Palast on our upcoming broadcast.
Trojan Hearse: SYRIZA’s fantasy of the euro without austerity
By Greg Palast
SYRIZA wants to cure Greece of leprosy, but wants Greece to remain in the leper colony. That is, SYRIZA wants to rid Greece of the pain of austerity but insists on staying in the euro zone.
The problem is, austerity is merely a symptom of an illness. And the disease is the euro itself.
Our recent interview with renowned investigative journalist (BBC,
The Guardian, Al Jazeera America) and New York Times bestselling author Greg Palast has been published in Truthout! In this interview, Palast analyzes the economic crisis in Greece and the destructive role that “vulture funds” played in the decimation of the Greek economy, while also explaining why he believes that Greece should immediately depart from the Eurozone.
Find this interesting and timely interview here: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28446-greg-palast-greece-is-a-crime-scene-and-vulture-funds-are-to-blame.
The 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.
The 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.
Dialogos Radio’s recent interview with renowned economist and professor Ha-Joon Chang of the University of Cambridge, author of such books as “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism,” has been published earlier this week by Truthout!
In this interview, Chang discusses the ongoing financial crisis in Europe, the economic situation in Greece, the myths surrounding the crisis and the new economic bubble, which he argues is about to burst.
Check out this interview here: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/27923-what-they-haven-t-told-us-about-the-european-financial-crisis.
Our recent radio interview with esteemed economist Mark Blyth of Brown University, author of “Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea,” has recently been published in Truthout! In this interview, Blyth talks about the long and catastrophic history of economic austerity policies, how they have failed wherever they have been implemented, and why they are the wrong solution for Greece and for Europe at this time.
Read this interesting and enlightening interview by clicking here!
The 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.
Dialogos Radio’s recently radio interview with economist and professor Albrecht Ritschl of the London School of Economics, on the topic of Germany’s unpaid war debts and reparations towards Greece from World War II, was published today by Truthout. Check out the article here.
The 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.
The 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.
In 2001, 12 years before the forced shutdown of ERT, the Greek government sent riot police to forcefully shut down 66 independent radio stations in Athens.
In collaboration with Truthout, Dialogos Media is presenting its new, investigative series of articles which examine the long and troubled history of corruption, lawlessness, and censorship in Greece’s media landscape. This series of articles investigates, in depth, these longstanding trends in Greek media, a situation which has been worsening in recent years, in the midst of Greece’s severe economic and political crisis.
The portions of this investigative series of articles which have so far been published in Truthout include:
In addition, this series will be translated into French, with the following portions having been published so far:
The fifth installment of our investigative series was also featured by Greece’s “Kouti tis Pandoras” news website, while Michael Nevradakis, producer/host of Dialogos Radio, was quoted in a similar article on corruption and censorship in Greece’s media published by The Christian Science Monitor.
We are working on having the Greek version of this series published soon as well.
One of the highest-profile interviews in Dialogos Radio’s history has now found its way into the English-language press. Our interview with John Perkins, the author of the New York Times bestselling book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,” was featured earlier this week on the front page of the well-known website Truthout.
Read the full interview on Truthout and contribute your comments by clicking here.
Following the results of the recent European parliamentary elections and local electoral races in Greece, we have returned with a new published piece, published in The Press Project International, titled “A Victory of the Greek Left? Not So Fast!” In this piece, we analyze the recent electoral results and provide our own insights into their significance and meaning, breaking away from the most commonly-heard narrative that the elections represented an overwhelming victory of the left in Greece.
Read this article online at The Press Project International simply by clicking on the following link: http://www.thepressproject.net/article/62706/A-victory-of-the-Greek-left–Not-so-fast.
The 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?
We are excited to announce that Dialogos Radio’s recent interview with the renowned economist and professor Richard Wolff has been published in Hot Doc Magazine, Greece’s foremost investigative journalism magazine. In this interview, Wolff discusses and analyzes the ongoing economic situation in Greece, Europe, and the United States, and he offers his proposal for a way out of the economic crisis through the establishment of a new, postcapitalist financial system.
Read this extremely interesting and insightful edition in issue #50 of Hot Doc Magazine, available in newsstands and kiosks throughout Greece, and online by clicking here!