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00:00 - Intro
01:13 - START /// Torah Talk w/ Matt Ruby + Charles Gould
03:35 - “Let’s read some Torah!” / Noah:flood :: Pat Robertson:hurricanes
06:29 - Is socialism in the Torah?
07:59 - 613 laws: impossible to follow them all, but all are followable
10:05 - Charles’ audition
13:38 - God is like a Jewish grandma / Noah’s righteousness / climate change
19:04 - Scientology / Mormonism
22:24 - Noah’s sons: Shem, Ham, Japheth (enumerated by wisdom)
23:50 - Matt’s wisdom / ayahuasca as a gateway drug to Judaism
28:26 - Charles told everyone at summer camp he wasn’t Jewish; God smote him
31:40 - What makes the Torah amazing / the Torah writers room
33:41 - Reviewing what we learned /// END
37:24 - 1st Person: Phoebe // Pursuing A Singing Career
40:47 - Movie Review: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ w/ Jacqueline Soller
42:32 - Movie Review: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ w/ Charles Hinshaw
43:56 - Movie Chat: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ (spoiler alert)
77:20 - Molly Knefel // Trump Attacks Birth Control
79:39 - “Plane To See” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) - Sloppy Heads
84:20 - Outro / Credits
85:06 - Finish.

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.

Host // J. McVay
Location: NYC | Host Since: 2011
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and…
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Musical Artists: Sloppy Heads

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