This week, Joshua Holland shares a few thoughts about the politics of fear.
Then Rebecca Hamlin, an assistant professor of legal studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the author of Let Me Be a Refugee: Administrative Justice and the Politics of Asylum in the United States, Canada and Australia, tells us why we really need to get a grip about desperate refugees fleeing the bloody chaos in Syria.
Then we'll speak to Robert Pape, a professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and founder of the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism. Pape has studied every recorded suicide attack in the world over the past 35 years, and he offers some insight into what motivates terrorist groups like ISIS.
Finally, we'll be joined by Heather "Digby" Parton to discuss a truly awful week marked by a remarkable outburst of bigotry and xenophobia.
Cold War Kids: "Hang Me Up to Dry"
Arctic Monkeys: "Mardy Bum"
Cake: "The Distance"
Beck: "Que' Onda Guero"
First, Joshua Holland shares some thoughts about Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris.
Then we go back to the archives to speak with Thomas Hegghammer, director of the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, about why thousands of Europeans have joined ISIS.
Finally, we'll reprise a recent interview with Francesco Femia, director of the Center for Climate and Security, about the role a historic drought, likely aggravated by climate change, played in launching the Syrian civil war.
Barry McGuire: "Eve of Destruction"
Buffalo Springfield: "For What It's Worth"
Vintage Postmodern Jukebox: "Creep"
This week, we have a theme show of sorts! We're looking at three different stories about policing and the criminal justice system.
This week, we turn to anthropologist Greg Laden to put that study finding meat to be a carcinogen in perspective. Short version: don't panic.