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A look back at a year in gizmos, gadgets and trends
In May, Jordan Grafman (Northwestern University) joined the show to discuss his study on the cognitive roots of…
The 2nd of our 2-part review of 2017. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Mudbound.’ Performances from three of the best BTR Live…
We revisit our May 2017 interview with Ryan Devereaux, and our political year in review. Photo courtesy of Neflix…
In May, Darren Samuelsohn (Politico) joined the show to discuss covering the White House, the palace intrigue…
We revisit our May 2017 interview with Alyona Minkovski, and we continue our Best of 2017 culture round up. Alyona…
A look back at some of the best of books and interviews of 2017.
In March, world renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs joined the show to discuss his new book, the importance of sustainable…
We revisit our May 2017 interview with Sarah Jaffe, and more Best of 2017 culture round ups. Sarah Jaffe, via…
In August, Adam Johnson (FAIR Media Watch, L.A.Times, Alternet) joined the show to discuss the lack of context…
Brave the holiday season with our intrepid storytellers as they share tales of past holiday woes and triumphs!
We revisit our June 2017 interview with Chepe, and we start our Best of 2017 culture round-ups. photo…
Hillel O’Leary is a New York based sculptor and installation artist whose work deals with ideas surrounding place,…
Back in August, Shea Serrano (Basketball (and Other Things), The Rap Yearbook, The Ringer) joined the show to discuss…
The day, sir? Well, it’s Christmas day! We revisit our two annual holiday recordings from vintage Radio Dispatch…
A look back at the best of our 2017 photoblogs
From November through January, you can’t escape Christmas music. It seems like hell until you embrace the music of the…
Julie Kliegman joins the show to discuss her piece about mental health access for college athletes.
The 1st of our 2-part review of 2017. Charles Hinshaw and Joe Virgillito on ‘The Disaster Artist.’ Performances from…
We revisit our May 2017 interview with Rick Rowley, and listener mail on the worst Christmas songs.    Photo…
In Part IV, Tanner relates her obligations to her team to that of work, and discusses the importance of normalizing…
We revisit our April 2017 interview with Peter Frase, and listener mail on family members with bad politics influencing…
It’s holiday season and this week on Book Talk, Host Kory French takes a historical and cultural look at the history…
In Part III, Tanner discusses the difficulty of talking about problems with friends, how her goals shifted, and…
We revisit our February 2017 interview with Todd Miller, and a look at the Atlantic article about Mike Pence’s…
Breaking down the weirdness of the most common holiday customs
In Part II, Tanner talks about the added stressors of college and the mental health apparatus that was available to her…
We revisit our February 2017 interview with Cora Currier. Also, how conservative media feeds into Trump’s paranoia and…
Kristyna and Marek Milde are Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artists and curators, originally from Prague, Czech…
In Part I, Tanner discusses her packed schedule as a student athlete and the pressure to put volleyball above school.
There's still time to grab great holiday gifts this week at the Union Square Holiday Market
We revisit our January 2017 interview with Jeff Sharlet, and listener mail.   
It's the content gift that keeps on giving.
In Part II, Ellen Hahn discusses the economic motivation for strong smoking laws and the progress of smoking research…
Matt Ruby interview Adam Strauss about his one-person show, ‘The Mushroom Cure.’ Jacqueline Soller on ‘I,…
It’s our Holiday Show Kickoff and we revisit our January 2017 interview with Lane Moore on her show Tinder Live, and…
Ellen Hahn joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the link between strong anti-smoking laws and lung…
Doug Jones wins in Alabama, and a celebratory pile of listener mail. Doug Jones Photo courtesy of Digital…
A book proposing a new and startling solution to the infamous ‘Black Dahlia’ murder, one of the most notorious in…
Sam Gosling joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the connection between weather and personality.
A young boy and his family’s backstory brings the internet on a roller coaster about bullying and racism, the New York…
David reminisces about his grandfather, who raised him for most of his life and recently passed away. He shares how his…
In Part II, Dr. Steve Billet discusses the enormity of the Trump-Russia saga and how strong, loud presidential…
It’s the day of the special election in Alabama and we look at the discourse around evangelicals and Trump, a…
Laura Krasnow is a New York- based artist whose work blurs the lines between art, science and technology. Via the medium…
For the final time in 2017, Dr. Steve Billet joins the show to discuss the wild year in politics, rethinking American…
Roy Moore thinks America was great during slavery, and listener responses to some of our recent discussions.   …
The Manhattan neighborhood is a blast of holiday cheer every winter.
Stephen Gilman joins the show to discuss his recent studying exploring the transmission of mental illness to children of…
Matt Ruby interviews Steve Pestana about the influential party known as ‘Shout!’ that took place in New York City…
Jesse Myerson is here to talk about how the GOP will use the tax bill to further cut Social Security and Medicare, and…
In Part II, Jacob Vigil discusses motivations for medical cannabis as a pain treatment and further research required to…
It’s MGG Thursday and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about the Time Person of the Year cover story and the firing…
NASA prepared us for every eventuality on Mars, but they never prepared us for what could go wrong on Earth.
Jacob Vigil joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring medical cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain…
MSNBC fires Sam Seder after a smear campaign by Mike Cernovich, Robert Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank, and more on the…
Through home furnishings and polo shirts, the former cable news king continues to battle the forces of “happy…
In this episode, a runner named Rich, who was at the Javits Center while attending the New York City Marathon Expo ahead…
Mara Faccio joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the effects of distracted driving, specifically…
Mike Ludwig joins us to discuss the looming vote on net neutrality, and Congress passed the horrifying tax bill in the…
Maria de Los Angeles is a New York-based artist who was born in Mexico and immigrated to Santa Rosa California in 2000.…
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Taia Handlin joins the show to discuss Geraldo Rivera's unsightly tweets and weird behavior…
The story behind the greatest bad movie ever is as great as advertised
It’s a special JAMJAM Monday and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about the tax bill and the Republican’s language…
Joe provides a recap of some of the worst political hypocrisy of the week, including senators Lindsey Graham and Ted…
Torah Talk with Matt Ruby & Charles Gould. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Call Me By Your Name.’ Molly Knefel on consequences…
It’s an MGG Friday and Melissa Gira Grant is here to discuss her latest story on a deadly Vice sting in New York City.…
M. Beatrice Magnani joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the causes of earthquakes in Texas using…
Matt Lauer is fired from the Today show after allegations of inappropriate workplace behavior, Trump retweets far-right…
The gay porn parody of Justice League is the film Justice League should be.
A major Latino writer’s intimate but healing journey through addiction, human desire and broken love.
Holli-Anne Passmore joins the show to discuss her study on the positive psychological effects of observing and spending…
Looking ahead to some of the more notable movies being released in theaters in December.
The Washington Post doesn’t fall for a sting operation by James O’Keefe’s organization, updates on net neutrality,…
In this episode, Luciana describes how she felt before and after the scariest roller coaster ride in her life and shares…
The experience of watching great American cities grovel for Amazon's interest has been less than prime.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the FCC's potential rollbacks of net neutrality, Roy Moore's chances in Alabama,…
De Blasio took the stage of the up and coming New York venue to strike down anti-nightlife law with racist roots.
Teaching children? Nightmarish. Your first time as an S&M mistress? Definitely nightmarish. Especially when you wince at…
Kenny is back to talk about the colonization of Palestine and the lesser known history of the region before 1948. Also,…
After buying Jet.com, the big box store had to rollback some of its prude self-image.
Melani De Guzman is an LA-born, Brooklyn-based professional dance artist. She holds a BFA in Performing Arts and…
Tho Pham joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring Twitter bot activity, including Russian Twitter bots,…
Tired of factory-produced, soul-less gift options? Make it a holiday to remember with handmade artisanal products from…
Historian Peter Cole joins us to discuss the new book he co-edited, Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW.…
Eric Jones joins the show to discuss the evolution of Black Friday, the effect of online sales, and how perceptions of…
Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw on Thor: Rangarok, Novitiate, and Roman J Israel, Esq. Sneak preview of Silver…
John is in the studio to discuss a long piece at The Cut looks at women’s rage in a post Weinstein era, and listener…
Rich Hanley returns to discuss the connection between football and Thanksgiving and how football mirrors America,…
Happy Thanksgiving! John is in the studio and we’re talking about Bill Clinton and Joe Biden’s bad histories, and…
Preview the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with a visit to the Inflation Celebration
Don’t eat like a dummy. Make the most of the holiday with our guide to good grub.
A story of faith and fraud in post–Civil War America, told through the lens of a photographer who claimed he could…
Ken Johnson discusses the mobility of Millennials and whether the generation will learn to save better than previous…
Frontline’s Jezza Neumann joins us to discuss his updated Frontline documentary “Poor Kids,” about child poverty…
In this episode, Michael describes how and why he started to use drugs, what life was like through his years of…
Ken Johnson joins the show to discuss his recent study that found that home ownership doesn't necessarily correlate to…
John is in the studio to talk about the incredibly dangerous economics behind the tax plan, Trump’s racism towards…
Delilah Jones is a mixed media collage artist, photographer and poet from Queens, New York. Delilah received a BFA…
Emily LaFrance joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the link between cannabis use and creativity.
WFMU has sported Charles Manson on a Newark, NJ billboard since September.
If Lynch decides to respond to Trump, rest assured it'll be short and simple.
A radio host accuses Al Franken of groping and harassment in 2006, a New York Times story details the amount of…
Adrian Solgaard joins the show to discuss his creative background, the trials of starting a company from scratch, and…
Kate Willett and Matt Ruby on Louis CK’s fall from grace. Charles Hinshaw on ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about how the rigged system is the key to building political…
Confronting your racist Uncle Jerry is uncomfortable and downright scary. The conversation can go a thousand ways and…
Gary King joins the show to discuss his recent study measuring the impact of news media and Twitter discussion,…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to catch up on all the news about abusive men since last week. Also,…
Stephen Davis joins the show to discuss his forthcoming biography of Stevie Nicks, including the artist's cultural…
The internet was confused over the choice, given that Shelton has neither the physique nor the face for the level of…
More allegations and corroboration against Roy Moore, education civil rights activists band together to try to combat…
In this episode, Cupcake shares a piece of advice a stranger gave her many years ago and how it has impacted her life…
Pascal Wallisch joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the correlation between psychopathy and genres of…
We spend the hour on last week’s reporting on Roy Moore and Louis CK. Louis CK photo by Spc. Elayseah…
Making it easier for the Evangelical voters of tomorrow know who to believe in.
Like his pseudo-feminist bits, the comedian's apology is meaningless.
Vicki Khuzami is a New York-based artist whose work explores socio-psychological taboos from a veuyeristic perspective…
Sorin Adam Matei joins the show to discuss his recent book that explores Wikipedia's evolution as an organization, and…
Morning John on how Harvey Weinstein tried to cover up the women making accusations against him, and a whole lot of…
Comic Arts Brooklyn is an annual festival put on by the fine folks from Desert Island, the Williamsburg destination for…
Chelsea White visits Avocaderia, the world's first avocado bar, located inside Industry City Food Hall in Brooklyn, New…
As momos secure their rightful place in the international dumpling pantheon, the Tibetan dish is taking on new flavors…
On the Weekly Rundown, Joe discusses the Democratic victories, the further Trumpification of Fox News, and getting…
Matt Ruby interview Myq Kaplan about his experience with ayahuasca. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Lady Bird.’ Sneak preview…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to bask in the victories from Election Day…
Marcel Bonn-Miller joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring mislabeled CBD extracts sold online and the lack…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to discuss the fact that we actually had a good election…
In Garden of the Lost and Abandoned, Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Jessica Yu recounts the important and…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the impact of the 2017 elections, Russia-related indictments, the rigging of the…
Another mass shooting in Texas, Morning John on the Paradise Papers, and what happens when a business start-up expands…
Raised in the Midwest, Pat compares his upbringing to that of his children, who have been raised in New York City, while…
Michael Betz discusses the policy recommendations put forth in the report, as well as other states and policies to…
John joins us to catch up on Donna Brazile’s book detailing corruption in the DNC, and listener thoughts on a DemEnter…
No mouth-breathers allowed! Songs picked from both seasons, plus songs they should've included.
Meryl Meisler is a New York-based documentary photographer whose work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum,…
Michael Betz joins the show to discuss the report he co-authored on Ohio's opiate crisis, including the economic factors…
John joins us to catch up on everything else that happened in the Trump administration last week.   
Spectators urged marathoners to finish with creative and clever signs.
Dean Falk joins the show to discuss her recent study that found modern humanity is no less violent than our ancient…
Rena Karefa-Johnson and Matt Ruby on Mueller’s recent progress and retiring Republicans. Jacqueline Soller ton The…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to discuss candy socialism, and our response to terrorist violence.…
Rich Hanley returns to discuss the evolution of NFL protesting, the league's lower television ratings, and Colin…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk the Stripper Strike and Don Jr’s not understanding…
A Halloween nightmare from 'Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives' that I never want to forget.
A new collection of stories, including some that have never before been seen, from the New York Times best selling…
Eric Schumacher discusses how his study could potentially change the way daydreaming and mind wandering are perceived.
Since we recorded yesterday, one billion things happened with the Mueller investigation, including a George Papadopoulos…
With local Palestinian artists being arrested and banned from traveling, international rock stars are urging their peers…
In light of the mass shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, Stephanie reflects on U.S. gun issues and compares how…
Looking ahead to some of the more notable movies being released in theaters in November.
The 44th annual Village Halloween Parade took to the streets of NYC on Tuesday, October 31st, celebrating the wild, the…
Eric Schumacher joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the link between daydreaming and creativity.
Developmental psychologist Melissa Sage Dumont joins us to discuss the origins and political development of the IQ test,…
Zac Hacmon is an Israeli-born artist whose sculptures represent structures that explores the relationship between the…
BTRtoday Editor-in-Chief Adam Bulger joins the show to discuss Joe's Halloween candy rankings, from leaving out Kit Kats…
We see too many stories of men violently wronging women. And too often their abuse is explained or absolved by their…
It’s a special JAMJAM Mondays and Jesse Myerson is here to round up all the Republican apologist and revisionism of…
The social media giant is changing the way it presents information.
In Part II, Matt Bruenig discusses some of PPP's current projects and response to the think tank's launch.
Jonah Levy on on the NYC Office of Nightlife and “Night Mayor.” Charles Hinshaw on ‘The Meyerowitz Stories (New…
It’s a special Friday Frontline episode where we speak with director Michael Kirk about his new two-part Frontline…
This Halloween season, you don’t want to miss these spook-tacular events.
Matt Bruenig joins the show to discuss the difficulties of starting a think tank, the crowdfunding business model, and…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk Jeff Flake and Jane Doe. Also, listeners and Morning John…
The memoir of a woman who leaves her faith and her marriage and sets out to navigate the terrifying, liberating terrain…
Sean Sullivan joins the show to discuss why playoff baseball is so much better, the grind of following a full 162-game…
Rest in peace to one of the world's first rock 'n' rollers, Fats Domino.
Mike Ludwig is back to talk about what the federal government is and isn’t doing to support opioid users in prison.…
In this episode, Kristina talks about making the choice between studying culture and media rather than music, which she…
Sean Sullivan joins the show to discuss the upcoming World Series, working in sports television, and baseball's growing…
Can’t stand how you look? Neither can we. Stand how you look. Hahaha. Oh my [wipes away tear], that’s a great joke.…
Valerie Adams-Bass joins us to discuss the Youth Act conference coming up at the University of Virginia, Morning John on…
Carlie Trosclair a Missouri-based  installation artist whose site sensitive installations create new topographies and…
John Briney joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring drug use among surveyed youth.
Each year, the New York City's canines don their best and most creative costumes for a fun-filled Halloween celebration…
Reuben Safire joins us to discuss the devastating fires in California, and John is in the studio to catch up on John…
On the weekly rundown, Joe discusses his favorite podcaster's hiatus and why hatred among countrymen is the biggest…
Twitter Moments with Matt Ruby. Jacqueline Soller on ‘The Florida Project.’ John Knefel on Trump’s ability as a…
It’s JAMJAM Friday and Jesse Myerson is here to talk Me Too, Morning John on Trump supporters distrust of the media,…
Some of this year's Halloween costumes are so lacking in taste it's scary.
The account @TrumpNewYorker spins Trump's social media lunacy into cartoon caption gold.
Michael Siegel joins the show to discuss his newly published study exploring the link between weak concealed carry laws…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk Ivanka’s punk phase, ICE spinning who they target for…
James O'Malley joins the show to discuss his creation of the New Yorker Trump Bot (@TrumpNewYorker) on Twitter.
We’re joined by Olivier Sarbil, director of tonight’s Frontline documentary, “Mosul.” Also, Morning John, and…
In this episode, Jialu, an international student in Canada, shares what it has been like to leave her home country and…
Dr. Steve Billet joins the show to discuss Trump's comments on the Iran nuclear agreement, the administration's heavy…
Morning John on Trump’s executive order attacking healthcare subsidies, Mayim Bialik writes a victim-blaming New York…
Becky Davis is a Rhode Island-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice incorporates the collecting of images,…
Levi Boxell joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the internet's role in political polarization.
We catch up on the Buzzfeed story detailing how Milo launders hate into the mainstream, and the Vanity Fair story on how…
Taking up a full city block in Times Square, Gulliver’s Gate is an interactive exhibit of scale model miniatures…
If you thought vinyl collectors are over the top, prepare yourself for some next-level high-fidelity vision-questers.
When Rick and Morty fans stormed fast food joints in search of sauce, Mickey D’s employees experienced the full…
Taia Handlin joins Joe to discuss Sheriff Steve Prator's racist remarks and the Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce debacle.
Torah Talk with Matt Ruby & Charles Gould. Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw on ‘Blade Runner 2049.’ Molly…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to answer questions about his money talk, and problematize the phrase…
As stories of sexual abuse teach us again and again, we look to any woman to take the fall.
Ai Weiwei's latest exhibition will be on view at more than 300 sites across New York City until February, 2018.
Katy Collin discusses why Americans should care about the independence referendum in Catalonia.
Ronan Farrow follows up the New York Times reporting on Harvey Weinstein with detailed accounts from 13 women. Also, New…
Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Oddisee meet traditional verse in this urgent collection of poems by Pushcart Prize winner…
Katy Collin joins the show to discuss the independence referendum in Catalonia and how it fits into the wave of…
Frontline’s James Jacoby joins us to discuss his new documentary War on the EPA, the Trump administration rolls back…
In this episode, Phoebe shares some of the ups and downs she's faced while pursuing a singing career and recounts her…
War isn’t LARPing and the armed forces should know better.
In Part II, David Broockman says it's overkill to assume no persuasion works and says the wealth of new ideas in…
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss his story on migrants smuggled over the border in a big rig truck, and how they were…
BTRtoday visited the 2017 New York Comic Con at the Javits Center in Midtown
Christina Massey a NY-based mixed media artist whose work explores her interest in the preservation of our planet.
David Broockman joins the show to discuss his recent study about the persuasiveness--or lack thereof--of political…
We’re joined by Kenny, host of The Movements podcast, who tells us what the Spanish Civil War can teach us about…
Dan Lane joins the show to discuss his recent study on slacktivism and whether posting online has any positive…
Matt Ruby interviews comedian Kate Willett. Jacqueline Soller on ‘American Made.’ John Knefel on Roy Moore as the…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about a leftist vision of gun regulation. Also, Molly has a…
Social worker and punk fan Sheridan Allen created Punk Talks to help give people in the music industry access to free…
Michael Siegel joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring intimate partner violence firearm laws and homicide…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about the Propublica reporting on Manhattan DA Cy Vance…
Before it became a lumbering monster fighting for the rights of mass shooters, the NRA had different, saner goals.
How to avoid, outwit, and disarm assholes, from the author of the classic bestseller The No Asshole Rule.
Joel Penney joins the show to discuss the importance of virality for political campaigns, the role of memes in politics,…
Frontline’s Jane McMullen joins us to discuss her new documentary, “North Korea’s Deadly Dictator.” Also,…
In this episode, ​Vanessa recounts the most dangerous thing she has ever done, traveling down the "Death Road" in…
Joe revisits an interview with Stanford University's David Studdert, who conducted a study on handgun sales in the state…
Reporter John Diedrich joins us to discuss the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s investigation of safety violations at…
Jessica Angel is a New York-based artist whose large scale installations are inspired by astronomy, architecture and the…
Dr. Steve Billet joins the show to discuss the reaction to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the NRA's lobbying influence,…
Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales’ blatant corruption and the popular uprising…
In Part II, David Wayne tells us why The Political Compass is completely anonymous, how it differs from common…
Shalewa & Matt on #TakeAKnee, race, Trump, etc. Charles Hinshaw on ‘Battle Of The Sexes.’ Molly Knefel on what…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and it’s time for another Theory with Jesse segment, this time, on money! Also, Morning John on…
David Wayne joins the show to discuss The Political Compass, why "left" and "right" are economic terms, how American…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about what Gary Younge calls “the depths of American…
Heffner is dead at 91. Let's not give him too much credit.
Joe fits in a weekly rundown episode to discuss Donald Trump's battle with the NFL, the patriotism of anthem-kneeling…
Raquel Salas Rivera joins us to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Also, Morning John on Muslim…
In this episode, Faith shares the most outrageous thing she’s done to impress someone -- shaving her head -- and what…
In Part II, Dave Rand discusses the difficulties in keeping up with fake news, Facebook's potential solutions, and how…
The end of summer signals the beginning of school. For this month we gave our performers, as homework, the task of…
John is in the studio to talk about the implications of Trump’s speech to the UN, and listener mail. photo by Gage…
Straight men rarely talking to each other about porn isn’t one of those mysteries. In general, they watch it alone and…
Bat-Ami Rivlin is an Israeli-born multi-media artist who lives and works in New York City. Bat-Ami’s…
Dave Rand joins the show to discuss his recent study about the effects of fact checking and verifying news articles on…
John is in the studio to talk Tom Price and his private planes, Success Academy claims that it’s not subject to…
Even if those around you believe it, you're still the weirdo wearing a shirt about porn.
“I know a lot of people think they know what it’s like to grow up in the hood. Like maybe they watched a couple of…
On the Weekly Rundown, Joe discusses his faux-cover letter for Infowars and James Damore's dumb Twitter poll.
Rena & Matt on Sean Spicer’s appearance and Issa Rae’s comments at the Emmys. Charles Hinshaw on ‘mother!’ John…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and we’re spending the whole show on healthcare. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Mia Costa joins the show to discuss her recent study on how voters perceived their Congressional representatives based…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk police repression in St. Louis and Georiga tech, the erasure…
Carryl Baldwin joins the show to discuss her recent study about daydreaming while driving and why it's so easy to lose…
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss what white liberals get wrong about identity politics. Also, Morning John on the…
In this episode, Ayanda shares what it was like to find out that some of her friends were Trump supporters. She explains…
Mary Kosuth joins the show to discuss her research on microplastics in tap water and her involvement with the Orb Media…
It’s a special edition of JAMJAM Tuesdays, talking about Medicare for All and combatting the worst of automation under…
Jeannette LaPointe is a New York-based artist who lives and works in New York’s Hudson Valley. She received her BFA in…
Elena and Joe recap their time at This Is Real, an immersive horror experience in New York City.
It’s a special edition of MGG Mondays with Melissa Gira Grant, talking Facebook targeting anti-Semites, more ICE…
In this sweeping history of popular music in the United States, NPR’s acclaimed music critic examines how popular…
Joe discusses the White House's reaction to Jemele Hill's tweets and why it's problematic for the administration to…
This week, we’re joined by contributor Matt Ruby to discuss four Twitter Moments trending at the time of…
Mike Ludwig joins us to talk about his story on how the New Orleans charter system impacts poor residents. Also, the…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss President Trump's handling of Hurricanes Harvey & Irma, response to the White…
John is in the studio to talk listener mail on the opioid crisis, and a policy in Britain that punishes families for…
Chris Tyree joins the show to discuss Orb Media's investigation into micro plastics in the drinking water of more than a…
John is in the studio for a review of the new book Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook. Antifa International photo by…
In this episode, Daniel talks about the most difficult time he's experienced: his drug dealing arrest. He shares what…
Taia and Joe discuss their recent articles about the girl who called an InfoWars reporter "a f*king idiot" and the guy…
We speak with Steve James, director of the new Frontline documentary “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.” Also, Morning…
Alison Kudlow is a New York-based artist whose multi-displinary practice explores how materiality impacts our experience…
Todd McElroy joins the show to discuss his study exploring the correlation between thinking and physical activity.
John is in the studio to discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates’ essay “The First White President.” Also, what’s going on with…
A reminder at how odd America was after the Twin Towers attacks
The Doughnut Project is a shop in NYC’s West Village that makes much more than your original glazed doughnut -- though…
An award-winning journalist reports from the front lines of the sexual assault controversy.
Francis Shen joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring minority mens rea in an effort to reduce racial bias…
Matt Ruby and Rabbi Avram Mlotek on Judaism today. Molly Knefel on “both sides” talk; sneak peek of Domino Kirke’s…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here, and John is in the studio, to talk BDS, DACA, Irma, and austerity.…
When Whedon made Buffy, she was a radical female figure. Whedon, too, became a feminist icon. The world has since…
In Part II, Mimi Tang discusses the optimism surrounding immunotherapy treatments for food allergies and the type of…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk DACA, climate refugees, and finding the weaknesses in the…
Mimi Tang joins the show to discuss her recent study on immunotherapy for children with peanut allergies, which yielded…
Jeff Sessions has announced that DACA will be rescinded in 6 months. DACA Protest photo by Fibonacci Blue courtesy…
In this episode, Frank proves that he’s the most badass 72 year old in New York by sharing tales of his adventures as…
William Cheung joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring how climate change could shrink multiple species of…
Caroline Nagy joins us to discuss flood insurance policy, and John is in the studio to talk about Molly’s essay on how…
Resa Blatman is an interdisciplinary Massachusetts-based artist whose work considers issues of climate change and its…
Jeff Leisawitz joins the show to discuss his new book "Not F*ing Around: The No Bullshit Guide for Getting Your Creative…
Ryan Schleeter joins us to discuss climate justice and Hurricane Harvey. Also, listeners weigh in on our discussion…
A captivating debut about wealth, envy, and secrets: the story of five women whose lives are dramatically changed by the…
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Taia Handlin joins Joe to discuss their recent pieces for the site having to do with…
Jacqueline Soller & Charles Hinshaw on upcoming fall movies, thoughts on summer movies seen, and Star Wars. Molly Knefel…
Rich Hanley returns to discuss the biggest NFL storylines heading into the 2017 season, from CTE studies to anthem…
We’ve heard this story before: super famous comedian is hilarious but is rumored to do some…
Jochen Brocks joins the show to discuss his recently published study that solves the mystery of how the first animals…
In this episode, Susan reflects on what she feels is the most adventurous thing she has ever done: traveling alone. She…
Hollywood doesn’t know how to change it up. It’s more than franchise burnout: it’s trope burnout, actor burnout,…
Justin Ortagus discusses the integration of technology in higher education and findings that surprised him in his recent…
On Saturday, August 26, eight award-winning crews from across the United States and Canada competed in New York City’s…
Cameron’s feminism prioritizes the type of woman he’s sexually attracted to.
Furen Dai is a Chinese born artist who currently lives and works in Boston. She spent years as a professional translator…
Justin Ortagus joins the show to discuss his recent study looking into the IT productivity paradox in higher education -…
Hell on earth is only one click of a mouse away in acclaimed writer Benjamin Percy’s terrifying new horror novel.
Two men have a mission to make the most of wasted grain. They call the bars “a Trojan horse for the base…
Justin Goldsmith joins Joe to talk all things Game of Thrones Season 7, including favorite moments, fair criticisms, and…
Rena Karefa-Johnson & Matt Ruby on Charlottesville aftermath; Jackie Soller on ‘Logan Lucky,’ directed by Steven…
W. Fitzhugh Brundage returns to discuss recent developments in the removal of Confederate statues and monuments…
Take a peek into the Pandora’s box of rock ‘n’ roll with the Fat White Family zine by Alec Castillo & Sacha Lecca.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss a wild week in politics, including Steve Bannon's White House departure, Trump's…
In this episode, Robert shares the most difficult experience he ever went through: being kicked out of his house by his…
Angela Coppola joins the show to discuss her upcoming study linking self compassion and positive body image to certain…
Bob Marley. Michael Jackson. Jason Mraz. We heard it all this weekend during our search for the most fun, funky and…
Jaanika Peerna is an Estonian-born artist living and working primarily in New York since 1998 as well as in Berlin and…
Ian Wallace joins the show to discuss his recent study on osteoarthritis, which found that ancient hunter-gatherers had…
The Doughnut Project is a shop in NYC’s West Village that makes much more than your original glazed doughnut -- though…
In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women — a female spy recruited…
Joe addresses rumors of Donald Trump's resignation, the wave of Confederate statue takedowns, and why he thinks Trump's…
Jonah Levy on the effort to repeal NYC’s Cabaret Law; Charles Hinshaw on ‘Detroit,’ directed by Kathryn Bigelow;…
Mario Weick joins the show to discuss his recent study on self-perceived intuition.
Competing journalistic investigations are getting to the bottom of the question “who even likes boobs anymore?”
In Part II, Adam Johnson talks about the media's tendency to frame the United States in a benevolent light and the…
Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss the violence in Charlottesville, Just John takes a close look at Steve Bannon, and more…
Music festivals are supposed to be fun. But there bumps in the festival road—especially for a girl. Here are seven of…
In this episode, Latishe reminisces about a relationship that started purely based on physical attraction and how,…
In part one, Adam Johnson discusses the media portrayals of North Korea and their lack of context, including selective…
We spend the hour on the Nazi violence in Charlottesville over the weekend. Antifascist Resistance photo by Ahmadi…
Ben Godward is a NY-based artist who works primarily in sculpture and public works of art. He received his MFA in…
Sapna Cheryan joins the show to discuss her recent study that found Asian Americans who are heavier are perceived to be…
Yesterday's festival was a celebration of the poet's story as well as the broader Asian culture with musical…
John is in the studio, Manafort’s house was raided, Republicans say they would support postponing the election if…
Madeline Kenney is a singer-songwriter based in Oakland, California. Her debut album, Night Night At The First Landing,…
Dukes's gripping historical novel tells the tale of a desperate Albanian woman who will do whatever it takes to keep her…
Joe rambles on about Trump's threats to North Korea, America's unstable moral position on nukes, and John Carney's…
Rena Karefa-Johnson on anti-choice Dem candidates and DOJ targeting affirmative action; Jacqueline Soller on ‘Good…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here in the studio to explain markets before, during and after…
Lilo Stainton joins the show to discuss the GOP's failure to repeal Obamacare, the possibility of bipartisan…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here with Molly and John to talk North Korea, Google, and…
Author Shea Serrano joins the show to discuss making a living as a writer, The Rap Yearbook being turned into a…
John is in the studio to talk how climate change is already impacting the United States, de Blasio proposes a…
Is the search engine's fight against fake news damaging the legitimate small digital press?
In this episode, Eòghan shares his reasons for teaching Gaelic, the native language of Scotland. He also reflects on…
Addressing yourself by name can help control stressful emotions like fear, anger and sadness. But you risk being judged…
Jason Moser joins the show to discuss his recent study that found referring to yourself in the third person can help…
Two different stories look at public school closures and what happens to the kids who rely on so called “failing…
Thanks to the first large-scale study examining the full array of American sexual behavior, we know that-Americans are…
Aryana Londir is a Pheonix-based abstract artist who uses textiles, found objects and paint to explore the relationship…
Rich Hanley joins the show to discuss MSNBC's primetime ratings triumph, Fox News's ties to the Trump administration,…
As a way to celebrate the end of last week's hot, humid and wet weather, BTRtoday indulged in the food of Smorgasburg in…
Anna Lekas Miller joins us to discuss her reporting on families living in Mosul in the aftermath of ISIS. Also, catching…
Hasidic men throwing Molotov cocktails. A man on fire running into the Church Ave G train stop. A bunch of hipsters…
Elbow doesn’t sacrifice functionality for form. It improves upon unreliable ‘80s era tape players.
Doctors tend to the needs of their patients, but patients give meaning to the lives of their doctors. So it is for…
Megan Zuelsdorff joins the show to discuss her recent study that explores the impact of stress on aging brains.
This week, we return to a topic from a previous episode: Lafayette, Louisiana. Lafayette is a large town or a small…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk strategies for pushing reproductive rights as an uncompromised…
A summer that includes both Bigelow and Jenkins, two ceiling-shattering female directors, seems like the summer…
Adrian Raftery joins the show to discuss his recent study that project the planet has little chance of meeting the goals…
Eli Roth and Bruce Willis have made the perfect movie for whiny old white men with their remake of Death Wish.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk criticism of Kamala Harris from the left, the erasure of…
Tim McGuine joins the show to discuss his recent study about the prevalence of lower extremity injuries among young…
Christian Bowe of the Democratic Socialists of America joins us to discuss their upcoming convention, membership growth,…
Encouraging former convicts to rebuild their lives by weed seems antithetical to American values. But if it works, it…
In this episode, Regina recalls how she used to dress up in costumes when she was younger, including one particular…
Donald Trump is taking his role as America’s first reality show president seriously. The White House has turned…
BTRtoday Editor-in-Chief Adam Bulger joins the show to discuss his forthcoming piece on Tim Faust and progressive views…
John is in the studio, and we catch up on the healthcare vote.   Public Option Photo by Nanci Pelosi…
Gretchen Schere is New York-based artist whose work with paint and collage re-creates interior spaces that speak to our…
Terry Clower joins the show to discuss WalletHub's recent ranking of the best- and worst-run cities in the United…
Builders at the Rockaway's sandcastle competition put their creativity to the test.
Molly is back and we’re catching up on everything. Reince Priebus photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of…
The End is a Brooklyn coffee shop, known for whimsical atmosphere and Instagram-worthy creations, inspired by its sister…
Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women…
Joe discusses the tumultuous week with the Trump administration, including the transgender military ban, failed…
This week, contributor Matt Ruby speaks with Christopher Kelley, a university lecturer and a self-proclaimed Buddhist…
The GOP healthcare bill collapses in the Senate, Scaramucci’s profanity laden tirade to a New Yorker reporter, and the…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the healthcare vote, Trump's treatment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and how…
Trump issues a bizarre new ban on trans people serving in the military, the current state of the Senate’s healthcare…
Breathing life into anime and video game characters takes craft, dedication and passion. But all that hustle doesn't…
Celinda Lake joins the show to discuss her firm's recent report which projects 40 million fewer Americans will vote in…
This episode originally aired on July 5, 2017 Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to celebrate the one year anniversary of…
In this episode, Mary talks about how a trip to New York led to a change in goals and a career in fashion. She also…
Marc Meredith joins the podcast to discuss the results of his 2016 study on double voting in U.S. presidential elections…
The future of the ACA is left in doubt with the Senate's vote.
Dads, for better or worse we all have one. I guess for better, because if we didn't have one who else would tell us that…
Morning John on the catastrophic news cycle of this past weekend, and catching up on listener mail. Jeff…
Daniel Lanzilotta is an environmental artist who repurposes plastic waste, detritus, rubbish, fragments of litter,…
Marty West joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the effects of test-based retention of 3rd graders in…
Imagine a Reddit comment stretched to 300 pages and you’ll have a good idea of how Ready Player One plays out as a…
John is in the studio to talk about his new theory of Lost, what we have learned about the Don Jr. meeting, and…
Could Speakerhat be the final nail in the wearable tech coffin or the launch of a bold new era?
Pet obesity rates have skyrocketed over the past decade, up 160 to 170 percent in dogs and cats. The reasons may…
As the song says, get your kicks on Route 66! Dubbed “The Mother Road” by John Steinbeck, this iconic highway has…
Joe tackles Sean Spicer's surprise resignation, Trump's New York Times interview, presidential pardons, and how Trump…
Jeff Nazareno on K-pop and KCON; Charles Hinshaw on 'War For The Planet of the Apes' and 'Lady Macbeth;' preview of…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about how a land tax could fund the New York City MTA. Also,…
When California Polytechnic State University student Kyle Wiens dropped his Apple iBook G3 and the operating system…
Dan Ikenson discusses NAFTA renegotiations, the status of the TPP, and the potential consequences of Trump's presidency…
The Juice will soon be loose again, just in time for Americans to be inundated with more of our favorite (allegedly)…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about ICE targeting immigrant women in Queens sex…
The average number of tobacco incidents per movie has reached near-historic highs.
Dan Ikenson returns to discuss President Trump's impact on America's global trade and overall leadership.
Morning John on the tentative death of the Senate healthcare bill, school based health clinics face budget cuts in New…
In this episode, Tomi talks about turning 21 and shares why she thinks that milestone birthday is overrated and which…
It's not the SATs. Look for love with people smart enough to look stuff up.
Joe continues his conversation with Dr. Stanton Glantz about the importance of making smoking restricted content in…
We’re joined by Matthew O’Neill, director of the new documentary from Frontline and the New York Times “Life on…
Danilda Izquierdo is a New York-based photographer and artist who explores ideas related to social perception and…
Dr. Stanton Glantz joins the show to discuss the influence of smoking in movies, the recent rise in tobacco incidents in…
It took the show over a decade to do for women what it did for non-straight men. BBC doesn’t deserve applause or…
Our legal eagle correspondent Summer is here to talk the basics of knowing your rights when interacting with the police.…
In Fucking Innocent, John Andrew Fredrick examines Anderson's three earliest films and discusses each individually and…
If you’re broke and boring, $3 essentials are exciting. Today, $9 juices and $14 artisanal jars of almond butter…
Joe discusses Donald Trump Jr.'s Russian lawyer meeting, the continued bashing of Hillary Clinton, and the hypocrisy of…
This week, we welcome back contributors Oriana Leckert and Matt Ruby to discuss the revelations that Donald Trump Jr.…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk climate change and having children, male birth control, and…
Pete Currie joins the show to discuss his recent findings and pioneering research in the area of stem cells and…
As with a lot of porn, the story titillates a number of different sexual proclivities, including interracial play,…
It’s MGG Thursdays and the Donald Trump Jr. news continues to escalate at an alarming pace.    Melissa Gira…
Dr. Kirk Breuninger joins the show to discuss Banfield Pet Hospital's State of Pet Health 2017 Report and why obesity…
The New York Times reports on an email that informed Don Jr. that Russia had compromising information on Hillary, the…
In this episode, Henry recalls how he used to fight with his sister when he was younger and how one such fight led to…
BTRtoday's own Elena Childers joins the show to discuss her crazy weekend traveling with Stuyedeyed for Send It Week.
Donald Trump Jr. gives a remarkably incriminating statement to the New York Times about a meeting with a Russian lawyer,…
In honor of 7/11, we present a collection of the oddest news stories to involve 7-Elevens.
Ventiko is a conceptual artist who constructs photographic narratives and public interventions that speak to the idea of…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss expectations and potential outcomes from the G20 summit, as well as President…
John is in the studio to catch us up on North Korea, listeners weigh in on IPAs, and listeners respond to Chepe’s…
We didn’t get a female president and our birth control might be snatched away but at least we got a comic book…
A wide-ranging portrait of that transformative and remarkable decade from 1965-1975; from the dawn of the…
The Film Forum's look at grimy New York '70s cinema unearths a lost treasure: Pacino when he could act.
Joe discusses CNN's reaction to Trump's wrestling gif tweet, the glut of information available nowadays, and why we as…
We take a break from our usual format to explore a topic in a different way… In April of this year, during the same…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here, and John is also here! We’re catching up on everything after a week…
The latest from the Wachowskis, the sisters behind The Matrix, is not a bastion of racial and sexual diversity despite…
Dr. Patricia Conrod joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the link between marijuana use and…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss journalism under Trump. Also, we’re back from the…
Dr. Natasha Karp joins the show to discuss her recent study on sexual dimorphism, or the under-representation of women…
BTR celebrated America’s independence at Jones Beach yesterday, followed by a firework show at MetLife Stadium. Click…
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to celebrate the one year anniversary of his book, “Invisible Man Got the Whole World…
Christie and company had a whale of a time on the beach outside the governor’s summer mansion. The image of the…
In this episode, Ashley recounts her experience of moving to New York City and getting involved in a serious…
Thalia Gonzalez joins the show to discuss the groundbreaking new study "Girlhood Interrupted," how perceptions of black…
John’s in the studio again, to catch up on exceptional listener mail, musicians, and maybe nuclear war. Jewish…
Mary Elizabeth Peterson is an American abstract artist based between North Carolina and Connecticut, whose work is…
Dr. Michael Cusimano joins the show to discuss his recent study on concussion protocols during the 2014 World Cup and…
John’s in the studio to catch up on Trump’s battle with Joe and Mika and the potential role of the National…
826NYC is a non-profit organization which operates out of the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company. Established in 2004,…
These patriotic undergarments will help you set off a different kind of fireworks.
A definitive list of the best grilling foods available for your Fourth of July barbecue.
If you ever wondered how Robert Kennedy became the person he was at the end of his life, this book tells the story.
The NRA's new ad is scary and strange: what's behind it?
Joe discusses the outrage over Donald Trump's recent tweets, why his base loves it, and why ignoring the president's…
This week, we welcome back contributors Shalewa Sharpe and Matt Ruby to discuss John McEnroe’s recent controversial…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson joins us to talk Democratic strategy after Georgia 06, more on the AHCA, and…
Since the election, we’ve seen attacks on reproductive health, attacks on immigration rights, attacks on racial…
The new Twin Peaks is an 18-hour experimental film that makes Game of Thrones seem as mundane as The Big Bang Theory.
Dr. Charis Kubrin joins the show to discuss her recent report exploring the link between immigration and crime, why…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss more about pride, capitalism, and police. Melissa…
Dr. Filippo Menczer joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the spread of fake news on social media…
Chepe joins us to discuss alternatives to policing and John on the SCOTUS travel ban decision and the ACHA CBO score.  …
In this episode, Lea shares the story of a relationship that stemmed from a moment where she was acting like someone…
Mark Andermann joins the show to discuss his recent study about the neural pathways that determine how people respond to…
Moms, a necessary evil? Or are they more than that? Like, possibly, the best spouse you could ever ask for?? We answer…
John calls in to talk more about the details of the AHCA and exactly how it will screw people, and Molly reads listener…
With rising audiences searching for unique shopping experiences, retail spaces like the Canal Street Market evolve to…
Margaret-Inga Urías is a New York based artist who works across the disciplines of drawing, photography, installation…
BTRtoday's Taia Handlin joins the show to discuss the encouragement of Pride and discords within the LGBT community.…
In celebration of Alison Brie's new Netflix show GLOW, we look at what the former cast of Community's been up to.
Jamie Bartlett joins us to discuss his new book, Radicals Chasing Utopia: Inside the Rogue Movements Trying to Change…
Tens of thousands lined the streets of Manhattan on Sunday for the 48th NYC LGBT Pride March. The first march was held…
A gripping novel about two sisters who are left homeless by their mother’s death and the lengths the fierce older…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the special election results, criticism of Nancy Pelosi, the new AHCA, and the…
This week, we welcome back contributor Matt Ruby, along with new contributor Charles Gould, to discuss Amazon’s…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk Jon Ossoff, the AHCA, and why the MTA sucks and so does Cuomo.…
Pavel Goldstein joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the effect of touch in synchronizing body functions…
John checks in on Trump, North Korea and Otto Warmbier, and Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia 06. Plus, catching up on…
Dr. Wei Luo joins the show to discuss his recent study calculating the amount of water need to carve the ancient network…
Melissa Gira Grant joins us for a special MGG Wednesday, talking ICE in court, healthcare, and more Pride. Also, Morning…
There have been about 153 mass shootings this year alone. America's love of guns is destroying us.
In this episode, Jeffrey shares the story of how he was arrested and jailed in China before the 2008 Olympics. He…
Arif Razvi of Hello Alvin discusses the future of telehealth and making healthcare more appealing to younger…
Attacks on Muslims in the US and the UK, a check in on the status of the AHCA in the Senate, and listener mail catch up.…
Seldon Yuan is a NY-based artist who received his BHA from Carnegie Mellon University and his MFA from Hunter College.…
BTRtoday's Editor-in-Chief Adam Bulger joins the show to discuss his Father's Day, what the holiday means to him, and…
Shakespeare in the Park theatergoers are mostly unimpressed by Trump supporter protesters.
John is in the studio to talk about the latest drama in the White House and Trump’s deflection on…
When Katie Doyle sets out for the Hamptons, she is hoping for summer employment, new friends for her young son, and a…
Dr. Marino Bruce joins the show to discuss his recent study that suggests attending church or religious services could…
This week, we welcome back contributors Oriana Leckert and Matt Ruby to discuss the ongoing hearings in the Senate…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about the aftermath of the shooting in Virginia, the UK…
A new fetish involving people getting pierced and suspended comes to Brooklyn.
Tasseli McKay joins the show to discuss her study exploring the rise in anti-LGBT bullying and harassment.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk Pride and the Babadook, Morning John on Sessions’…
I used an app to tally how much the network’s men dominate conversations. Big shocker: it’s a lot.
Matthew Barr discusses his belief in moderation and discipline with video games, and why his study focused primarily on…
John is in the studio to talk about what the hell is going on in Washington this week, and a special Just John on Jared…
It seems ridiculous to juxtapose a movie monster with gay rights. But maybe it’s not as ridiculous as it seems.
In this episode, Yvonne recounts the two scariest moments in her life, which both took place while traveling in…
WittyThumbs offers advice for daters. But maybe swipe left on this app.
Matthew Barr joins the show to discuss his paper on how video games can help develop educational skills like…
The Fox News superstar has moved to NBC but she’s intent on showing she’s still a conservative lunatic.
John is in the studio to talk about how Trump is changing the postWorld War II geopolitical landscape, and Rueben Safire…
OITNB takes place during a prison riot that turns the table on gender and power.
Nick Mehedin is a New York based photographer whose work explores ideas of home, patriotism, travel, space and labor.…
John Cluverius joins the show to discuss his findings into why contacting your representatives might not be worth it.
Laura Goldfarb reports live from Bonnaroo.
Melissa Dumont joins us to discuss developmental psychology, gender and sexuality, and intelligence. Also, John checks…
While fitness trackers accurately measure heart rates, their calorie estimates are far less reliable.
What is Improvisational Theater? Can it be taught and learned? What are some of the “Bibles” of Improv? Today on…
Hillary Abraham joins the show to discuss MIT's recent report on declining interest in self-driving cars.
This week BTR visits barbershops in the Lower East Side of New York City. Barbershops, which were once places of…
This week, we welcome back contributors Ester Steinberg and Matt Ruby to discuss the ongoing issue of so-called “Fake…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk liberalism, comedy, and integration. Also, listener…
Dr. Robert Liu discusses the role of optogenetics in his study and the difference between pair bonding in voles and love…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk news consumption, distraction, and reliability. Also, John…
Dr. Robert Liu joins the show to discuss his recent study on the brain chemistry of monogamous voles.
We check in with Jake Bolton on the latest in the increasingly higher stakes British election, John checks in on…
In this episode, Jose recounts the time he was robbed in Arkansas while on a trip. He shares what he was feeling in the…
BTRtoday's own Taia Handlin joins the show to discuss the lace shorts for men, the logistics of a romper, and whether…
Trump attacks London’s Muslim mayor in the wake of new terrorist attacks there, Bill Maher continues to be a racist,…
The fabulous new lace shorts do what RompHim wants to: challenge gender fashion expectations in men’s fashion.
Rachael Dunville is a Missouri-based fine art photographer whose work explores the photographic encounter as a serious,…
Joe discusses President Trump's reactions to the weekend's terror attack in London and how we might think about treating…
John’s in the studio to talk about the broader implications of Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord,…
Mixing Yoga with the ego-freeing buzz from beer, makes the practice transformative and fun—but maybe a little messy.
What can you do if you want to keep their personal information on you personal social media page private when entering…
A vivid, unforgettable story of an unlikely sisterhood — an emotionally powerful and haunting tale of friendship that…
John Cook returns to discuss the impact of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.
This week, we welcome both our regular contributors on movies, Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw, to preview and…
It’s JAMJAM Friday and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about Portland, white people standing up for people of color, and…
Since her inception in 1941, Wonder Woman has had to be a perfect woman just to survive.
Dr. Steve Billet discusses President Trump's odd NATO comments, his treatment of longstanding U.S. allies, and the…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about TERFS at Left Forum and more on how to talk about…
New start-up cleaning company collective Up & Go is giving the people working gigs a real stake in the gig economy.
Turns out alcohol doesn't really turn you into a suave superhero. It's still delicious, though.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss comedian Kathy Griffin's tasteless beheading and our obsessions with President…
A white supremacist has killed two people in Portland, a Texas Republican called ICE on protesters, and listener…
Dumb men take a stand their rights with public art and comic book movie screenings.
Bruce reminisces about a childhood trip to Lake Tahoe in which he, his sister and a friend attempted to swim across…
W. Fitzhugh Brundage believes the discussion around Confederate monuments will continue as he talks about the Southern…
It’s a very belated JAMJAM talk with Jesse Myerson, about the Montana special election, tearing down confederate…
Aaron Schraeter is a New York-based artist whose work with found materials explores narratives that are part diary and…
W. Fitzhugh Brundage joins the show to discuss the rise in demand to remove Confederate memorials in the South, the…
It’s Memorial Day, and the news from Montana is bad, the New York Times op-ed on Trump and child development is good,…
Cat Camp is a cat lover's dream come true. The "cat-centric symposium" was held for the first time in Manhattan this…
Alyan’s debut novel Salt Houses explores a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement…
Dr. Rachel Winograd joins the show to discuss her recent study about self observed perceptions of our drunk…
This week, we welcome back contributor Matt Ruby and, for the first time, new contributor Ester Steinberg to discuss the…
It’s MGG Thursdays, this week on Friday, and Melissa Gira Grant joins us to talk about Ivanka Trump’s new human…
James Pursey discusses APOPO's HeroRATs, overcoming commons stigmas surrounding the animals, and APOPO's newest project…
Ryan Devereaux is here to discuss ICE arrests under Trump, as well as the FBI surveillance of the Bundy family. Also,…
James Pursey of APOPO joins the show to talk about training rats to smell landmines, the organization's founding, and…
A bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, John checks in on Trump’s effort to halt the Russia…
​In this episode, Alice talks about her first crush and, consequently, her first romantic letdown before getting to…
Jordan Grafman discusses our brain development over time, the possibility of a world without rigid or radical beliefs,…
This month our storytellers push the boundaries of what passion means: Hiding a Playboy in the back of a Cabbage Patch…
Michael Kirk on tonight’s Frontline documentary Bannon’s War, John on Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia, and…
Karen is a recipient of the Instituto Sacatar Fellowship (Brazil), the MacDowell Colony Artist Fellowship, Canada…
Jordan Grafman joins the show to discuss his recent study in Neuropsychologia exploring the biological reasons for…
Alyona Minkovski on what it’s like to be a Russian-American right now and thinking critically about the ways we talk…
The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World explores the vital role of the Liberal Arts…
A fashion trend fails to break the bonds of "bro"-dom.
Benjamin Friedman returns to discuss domestic tumult's effect on foreign policy, how the U.S. can afford to start wars…
This week, we welcome back contributor Matt Ruby and, for the first time, new contributor Shalewa Sharpe to discuss…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about freed political prisoners, a legitimately rad DA in…
During the show’s run, many of today’s fans were too young to watch. But they’re grown now and ready to smell the…
Benjamin Friedman joins the show to discuss what President Trump's unpredictability means for our allies and…
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss Chelsea Manning’s freedom. Also, John checks in on the…
Melody Lee of the Katal Center joins the show to discuss the #CLOSErikers campaign and much needed criminal justice…
Reuben Safire is back to discuss the South Korea elections as well as living with a chronic illness under Trump, and…
The whistleblower leaves prison for a world full of uncertainties for transgendered people.
​Antonia recounts the scariest experience she's ever had, which was when ​she and a friend were visited by a ghost.…
Mark White discusses how investigations like his could make us more conscious of our prejudices and defenses for them,.
Reaching out and telling someone they rocked your sexual world in some way is nothing but a compliment.
Rick Rowley joins us to discuss the new Frontline documentary “American Patriot: Inside the Armed Uprising Against the…
A few weeks into training for the New York City marathon, Jasper Nathaniel had an epiphany. There was no nutrition…