In part two of our indie record label feature on the experimental Chicago-based label American Dreams Records, we’re taking a deeper dive into the label’s catalog, leaning into the longer, ambient, and heavier corners of the label’s output.
The last debate of the 2020 presidential cycle calls for alternate programming and fresh adult beverages.
As the United States heads for a third wave of spiking coronavirus cases, John Knefel addresses why this may be the worst part of the pandemic so far. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: “Awake” by Tycho
The president is shifting his plan to make coronavirus part of everyday life into hyperdrive.
Books and betting markets favor Biden. Can a longshot bet on Trump pay off?
We review the major election-related news of the week–and there’s plenty, of course. Plus music from Sad13.
​John Knefel  explains why even the best case scenario for the United States in 2021 is less than ideal.​
A roundup of last week’s vice presidential debate, and Trump keeps releasing videos to try to appeal to seniors. Vice-President Mike Pence posing with members of the Broward County, Florida SWAT team Photo courtesy of White House employee; cropped by Beyond My Ken via Wikimedia Commons
Spend your Halloween this year howling at the moon & nursing your broken heart with some spooky alt-country.
Trump’s favorite cable network refused to publish the Hunter Biden email story but amplified & laundered it all the same.
Zone out to these two combined thrashers and let the melody become your therapist.
Erinn talks about how gardening makes her feel connected to her grandmother as well as the others who came before her, and how it is meaningful that today her labor benefits only herself and those of her choosing.
LA-based Raye Zaragoza is an acclaimed folk songwriter and performer whose new album is about to drop. Here, she takes a break from roller skating to show us around her apartment/home studio, and give an exclusive performance of her powerful song, “The It Girl.” Woman In Color will be out October 23, 2020. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Washington DC, indie pop band Lotion Princess stops by BTR Live Studio for a special At Home Session, recorded and filmed remotely in the backyard at a safe social distance by Mariah Miranda. “In The Summer” by Lotion Princess is available now. Watch our previous video for Lotion Princess’ “In The Summer” and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Recent Top Artists
From 1967 to 1973, Michael Oberman interviewed more than three hundred top musical artists. Collected together for the first time, ‘Fast Forward, Play and Rewind’ presents more than one hundred interviews Oberman conducted with the most important musical artists of the day.
The Last Poets are weathervanes, warning of the future and past sins in poems that are indivisible from the rhythms they’re voiced on!
Today features tracks from Loco Dice, Kaz James, Hannah Wants & Eskuche, and more.
Electronica via NERVO, Clinton Sly, Radical Redemption, Ray Volpe, Bingo Players, Rave Vegas help you work towards crushing your goals!
Nikkiesha interviews The Black Creatures, a multi-genre duo from Kansas City, Missouri. We also hear a couple of tracks off their album, ‘Wild Echoes,’ which is available from Center Cut Records This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
Who should judge Trump in the future, the Hunter Biden stuff, and one of the most hilarious stories to come out of 2020 is about Jeffrey Toobin. photo courtesy of acaben via Wikimedia Commons