People's Policy Project aims to make a progressive splash in the think tank world. | read
This week, we have a new segment with contributors Matt Ruby and Charles Gould in which they read passages from the Torah and attempt to connect the text to things going on in both the world today and in their own lives. Among the topics covered in this inaugural edition are Noah, the flood, Pat Robertson, hurricanes, Jewish grandmas, righteousness, and many more. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw for a special expanded discussion of the recently released movie, Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, with plenty of discussion of the original 1982 movie as well. Along the way, we’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel with her thoughts on President Trump’s attack on birth control coverage in health insurance plans; we’ll hear from a woman named Phoebe about the ups and downs of pursuing a career as a singer, including the time she auditioned for The Voice; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by indie rock outfit Sloppy Heads from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.
Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.
Kate Willett and Matt Ruby on Louis CK’s fall from grace. Charles Hinshaw on ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’ Molly Knefel on the linger effects of the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape; Sneak preview of Jane Weaver’s BTR Live Studio session. | listen