David Barsamian is an American radio broadcaster and writer. He is the founder and director of Alternative Radio, the Boulder, Colorado-based syndicated weekly talk program heard on some 125 radio stations in various countries.
Barsamian has been working in radio since 1978.
His interviews and articles also appear regularly in The Progressive, The Nation, and Z Magazine.
As a writer, Barsamian is best known for his series of interviews with Noam Chomsky, which have been published in book form and translated into many languages, selling hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide.
Some of his books include Imperial Ambitions with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad: Confronting Empire, and The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile: Conversations with Arundhati Roy.
- Keeping the Rabble in Line (1994) (interviews with Noam Chomsky)
- Class Warfare (1996) (interviews with Noam Chomsky)
- The Common Good (1998) (interviews with Noam Chomsky)
- Propaganda and the Public Mind (2001) (interviews with Noam Chomsky)
- Confronting Empire (2000) (interviews with Eqbal Ahmad)
- Culture and Resistance (1994) (interviews with Edward Said)
- The Future of History (1999) (interviews with Howard Zinn)
- The Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting (2001)
- Globalization Dissent (2003) (interviews with Arundhati Roy)
- Louder Than Bombs: Interviews from The Progressive Magazine (May 2004)
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