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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 religious…
The 2nd of our 2-part review of 2017. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Mudbound.’ Performances from three of the best BTR Live Studio…
We revisit our May 2017 interview with Ryan Devereaux, and our political year in review. Photo courtesy of Neflix via…
In May, Darren Samuelsohn (Politico) joined the show to discuss covering the White House, the palace intrigue surrounding the…
We revisit our May 2017 interview with Alyona Minkovski, and we continue our Best of 2017 culture round up. Alyona Minkovski,…
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 surrounding…
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 by scattered1 via…
Hillel O’Leary is a New York based sculptor and installation artist whose work deals with ideas surrounding place, time, and…
Back in August, Shea Serrano (Basketball (and Other Things), The Rap Yearbook, The Ringer) joined the show to discuss the process…
The day, sir? Well, it’s Christmas day! We revisit our two annual holiday recordings from vintage Radio Dispatch era.
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 season.
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 two of…
We revisit our May 2017 interview with Rick Rowley, and listener mail on the worst Christmas songs.    Photo courtesy of…
In Part IV, Tanner relates her obligations to her team to that of work, and discusses the importance of normalizing mental health…
We revisit our April 2017 interview with Peter Frase, and listener mail on family members with bad politics influencing your…
It’s holiday season and this week on Book Talk, Host Kory French takes a historical and cultural look at the history and…
In Part III, Tanner discusses the difficulty of talking about problems with friends, how her goals shifted, and universal…
We revisit our February 2017 interview with Todd Miller, and a look at the Atlantic article about Mike Pence’s devotion to…
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 at…
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 Republic,…
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 and…
Matt Ruby interview Adam Strauss about his one-person show, ‘The Mushroom Cure.’ Jacqueline Soller on ‘I, Tonya.’ And a…
It’s our Holiday Show Kickoff and we revisit our January 2017 interview with Lane Moore on her show Tinder Live, and listener…
Ellen Hahn joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the link between strong anti-smoking laws and lung cancer rates.
Doug Jones wins in Alabama, and a celebratory pile of listener mail. Doug Jones Photo courtesy of Digital Campaign…
A book proposing a new and startling solution to the infamous ‘Black Dahlia’ murder, one of the most notorious in American…
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 Times’…
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 opposition could be…
It’s the day of the special election in Alabama and we look at the discourse around evangelicals and Trump, a Washington Post…
Laura Krasnow is a New York- based artist whose work blurs the lines between art, science and technology. Via the medium of…
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.      photo…
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 people…
Matt Ruby interviews Steve Pestana about the influential party known as ‘Shout!’ that took place in New York City between 1997…
Jesse Myerson is here to talk about how the GOP will use the tax bill to further cut Social Security and Medicare, and new info on…
In Part II, Jacob Vigil discusses motivations for medical cannabis as a pain treatment and further research required to broadly…
It’s MGG Thursday and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about the Time Person of the Year cover story and the firing of Sam…
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 patients instead…
MSNBC fires Sam Seder after a smear campaign by Mike Cernovich, Robert Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank, and more on the tax…
Through home furnishings and polo shirts, the former cable news king continues to battle the forces of “happy holidays”
In this episode, a runner named Rich, who was at the Javits Center while attending the New York City Marathon Expo ahead of the…
Mara Faccio joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the effects of distracted driving, specifically relating to…
Mike Ludwig joins us to discuss the looming vote on net neutrality, and Congress passed the horrifying tax bill in the middle of…
Maria de Los Angeles is a New York-based artist who was born in Mexico and immigrated to Santa Rosa California in 2000. Her work…
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Taia Handlin joins the show to discuss Geraldo Rivera's unsightly tweets and weird behavior over the…
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 around it.…
Joe provides a recap of some of the worst political hypocrisy of the week, including senators Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz.
Torah Talk with Matt Ruby & Charles Gould. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Call Me By Your Name.’ Molly Knefel on consequences for…
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. Also,…