"Henry" by Soccer Mommy

Soccer Mommy is the project of Sophie Allison, a young artist from Nashville. For the past few years, she’s self-released her chill indie pop. Recently, Fat Possum stepped in to put out a collection of those tunes and a proper debut for 2018. The…


John Knefel // Trump’s Bans Are Working

John Knefel reflects on Donald Trump’s campaign promises to ban Muslims from the United States, the status of his efforts to do so since taking office, and how those policies are part of his system of barely disguised white supremacist…


Allan // Overcoming Parkinson's Disease

In this episode, Allan, who was at the Javits Center while attending the New York City Marathon Expo ahead of the annual race, shares his changing experience of the marathon over time. After many years of running in the race, he was diagnosed with…


"Nerd Alert" by The Mad Doctors

The Mad Doctors are the fun and fuzzy, wild genius punks at the center of the growing Brooklyn whirlwind scene that is King Pizza Records. The Doctors -- Seth, Josh, and Greg (you may recognize two of them from Ghost Funk Orchestra’s recent BTR…


"Another Song About Ghosts" by Joy Again

Hailing from the rich cultural breeding ground of Philadelphia, Joy Again is a quintet right at that vital point in their career between just starting out and truly figuring out their sound - in this case, that means their songs shift from fast and…


"Tea-Soaked Letter" by Anna Burch

Anna Burch has arrived. Though she’s been around the music scene a bit, playing with various bands over the past few years, we’ll all remember 2018 as the year her debut solo album landed. It’s no surprise that the Detroit musician is…


Molly Knefel // The Times Takes The Wrong Side

This week Molly Knefel shares her thoughts on recent controversial takes by writers for the NY Times Opinion section. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode:…


Xavier // Musings On A World Afire

In this episode, Xavier shares what it’s like to view the world as a realist and some of the issues he sees facing the world today. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in this episode: "Leaving The Park" by Oneohtrix Point…


"Reckless Lover" by Handsome Ghost

Handsome Ghost is the project of Boston native and English teacher, Tim Noyes. Blending his folk music roots with a love for R&B and pop, Noyes is clearly onto something, landing millions for his songs on Spotify. The band - in trio form -…


Thursday Kitchen: Capri Thursday

Thursday Kitchen is an Asian fusion restaurant in the East Village neighborhood of New York City. Restaurant owner, Chef Kay, creates dishes that are influenced by traditional Korean flavors and updated with other international inspirations. Chelsea…


BTR Live Studio

MUSIC | Musicians play exclusive sets and chat with Maia Macdonald, a veteran musician and DJ with a knack for asking questions musicians actually enjoy answering.

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Video Dispatch

POLITICS | A weekly video series covering politics and current affairs, hosted by siblings John and Molly Knefel.

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1st Person

CULTURE | We head out into the city to meet people and get their firsthand stories about their own lives and experiences.

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CULTURE | BreakThruTV is a multi-format series presenting anything and everything from comedy and music to news and documentary.

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BTR Hear & There

MUSIC | We head out to various interesting locations in NYC -- and occasionally elsewhere -- with dynamic musicians playing their songs in unique settings.

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