John’s piece at the Prospect about the historical ebb and flow between police and the far right, and public health advocates are underselling the vaccine. Crowd of Trump supporters marching on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 photo courtesy of TapTheForwardAssist via Wikimedia Commons
This week we’ve got a beautiful hodgepodge of brand new racks—so, tune in!
It’s not just the funniest moment of his presidency, it’s the perfect representation of it—and us.
Maggie shares some of the ups and downs of parenting during the pandemic and acknowledges that even while their family’s basic needs were always met, there has been a lot to balance over the last 10 months.
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There’s nothing like a little spin art on a good ole’ school record player to get you in the groove. 
The California Senator’s latest quote has sparked renewed calls for her to step down.
New HostWelcome Cori!

Veteran of the jam music scene, Cori Kidney, is joining BTRtoday as the new host of the long-running Jam Session podcast! Hear her first episode by clicking any of the images above...

Stephen detais his experience of contracting the coronavirus back in late February/early March of 2020, before lockdowns shut NYC down. He also shares how the busy Brooklyn music scene he’s a part of may have helped to spread it among his friends before people knew how serious the pandemic would turn out to be–and perhaps already was, in retrospect–along with his thoughts on the response to the crisis and how, while hard to live through, it’s confirmed why he loves the city. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Featherweight” by Fleet Foxes
John Knefel comments on the inadequate rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
We spend the hour on the disastrous vaccine rollout.
Certain election defeat for Trump fueled armed insurrection. Meanwhile, Dems will now hold both chambers of Congress along with the White House. Plus music by Erin Frisy and Gold Connections.
Trump’s Georgia might’ve been his final public display of pathetic conspiracy peddling garbage.
Electric Grandmother is the DC-based duo Pete and Mary Alice, making hilariously surreal post-modern music that they affectionately call “Sitcom-Core.” Here, they join us from their home to perform their song about an intense Reagan-era tale of intrigue. Relaunch is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Drop D is an MC with an impressive flow – her soft vocals and smooth grooves sneak in and deliver hard lyrics. Here, she delivers a great, intimate performance recorded live at home.
Sanya N’Kanta is a Jamaican-born musician currently based in Charlotte, NC who writes, performs, and produces songs with a wide range of musical influences and styles. Here, he shares an exclusive, stripped-down performance of a song from his new EP. These Are The Days will be released February 12, 2021. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Post MLK day and his dream and vision of a better more just future lives on.  Today we celebrate liberty, freedom and the spirit of MLK with some reggae tunes and positive vibes.  Let’s go!
Let’s get down for the crown. Another dope episode of worldly music for you and the universe. We got some Kosha Dillz, new Mood Doctors. Come on, you know what it is. Let’s get it.
Today features an interview with Frank Knight & Chuck LaWayne.
Electro via N-Chased, Jordan Grace, Obo Frank, Dubdogz, Zafrir, Asco! Take your sweat session to the next level w/ YAMA by WYKO & Marnage!
DJ Rekha revisits their mix tape capturing hits from the mid 2000s from producers Panjabi MC, Dr. Zeus and DJ Sanj. Plus, a new track from Twinbeatz and a classic collaboration from Bally Sagoo and Qawali Master Nustrat Fateh Ali Khan.
On today’s episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, satirical synth duo Electric Grandmother stop by. Pete and Mary Alice discuss the process of creating “Space Phone”, remembering the days of calling each other over the car phone, and the process of turning it into a stop action music video.