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If everyone blocked Ben Shapiro, would he even make a sound?
Our 2019 Fall Movie Preview. And a preview of Diane Coffee’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Mike Konczal on democracy in the workplace. Also, Boris Johnson suspends parliament in what some are calling a coup, and where the…
Joe discusses Kirsten Gillibrand's decision to drop out of the 2020 Democratic primary and ABC's formatting for the third…
Todd Miller on his new book Empire of Borders. Also, millennials will be screwed by the next recession, Trump wants to use eminent…
We count down the 21 books high school students should be reading.
Joe discusses Paul Farhi's profile of Stephanie Grisham, and why she's the ideal press secretary for the Trump…
Jesse Myerson on his new Heartland Rising initiative. Also, Bret Stephens fails to intimidate a professor who called him a bedbug,…
Melissa talks about how she became a hairdresser before sharing some of the highs and lows she’s experienced throughout her…
The home of The University of Iowa’s famed Writer’s Workshop is a must-see for word-loving travelers.
How do you get a New York Times opinion columnist to abandon all integrity and threaten your job? Call him a bedbug on Twitter.
There will be no homework. No wedgies. No swirlies. (Do kids even do any of these anymore anyway??) There will be takes of…
Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss labor fights in Ohio, what Brexit could mean for Ireland, and the creativity of the working class.…
Max Colby is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work reframes traditional notions of domesticity, power, and gender through a queer and…
Dr. Steve Billet talks Trump's confusing G7 presence, how the media discusses his mental state and whether Joe Walsh or a more…
The 5th Annual Red Hook Regatta, presented by Pioneer Works, hit the water in Brooklyn.
The terrifying implications of a mental health database, we somehow found the money to invest in schools to make them school…
Jay Inslee's presidential campaign may be over, but his climate concern and loud drunk uncle energy will live on.
Trump on Jewish Loyalty (and “The Squad”). WaP theater critic on Elizabeth Warren. HBO’s ‘Succession.’ New movie,…
Trump calls himself the Chosen One and doubles down on his charges of disloyal Jewish Americans, and Bernie Sanders calls for the…
In Part 2, Joe and J.McVay discuss Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood's ending, Tarantino's depiction of Bruce Lee and Brad Pitt's…
Trump’s latest anti-Semitic remarks, the administration won’t vaccinate kids at the border, and the continuing rehabilitation…
An insider’s view of life inside the CIA following 9/11, when all the old protocols were off … A revealing and engaging…
J.McVay returns to discuss Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino's ninth film. Click here to listen to BreakThru…
Planned Parenthood pulls out of Title X funding rather than stop providing abortions, Daniel Pantaleo has been fired from the NYPD…
Samantha describes how she feels after finding out that one of her professors is part of an alt-right group on her campus. 1st…
What's the difference between a ringing endorsement and an unintentional own? And why are Biden's people already discussing…
The former Second Lady's phrasing suggests a fear surrounding her husband's candidacy.
Bernie Sanders releases a massive and good criminal justice platform, Antifa and Proud Boys meet again in Portland, and listener…
Kiran has earned an Honors BA from St. Stephen’s College of Delhi University, a BFA from Lesley University’s Art Institute of…
What kind of political impact would a recession have? Does Donald Trump take credit for Obama's economy? Dr. Steve Billet…
The British actor reminds us that choke jobs can be really, really funny. At least when they involve hot wings.
Natasha Bannan joins us to discuss the #RickyRenuncia protests and the growing fight for political power on the island, the saga…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the impact of Israel's decision to deny congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar entry into…
We look back on 1999 film ‘American Movie.’ Also, we review new movie, Luce.’Plus a preview of Lapêche’s upcoming BTR…
Updates to our conversations about Epstein and Hoarse Whisperer, and the bond market experienced an inverted yield curve for the…
I interviewed the ‘Dolemite’ actor decades ago. The Eddie Murphy Netflix movie ‘The Name is Dolemite’ got me emotional.…
How does a bland centrist with zero charisma and no personality fit into the 2020 Democratic primary? He doesn't.
The difference between Sanders' criticism of the Washington Post and Trump's, and listener mail. photo courtesy  of The…
A mystery linking Manhattan circa 1991 to eastern Afghanistan in 2012, ‘Blue Hours’ tells of a life-changing friendship…
Corporate media's bias against Bernie Sanders isn't necessarily personal, but it is clear.
Jeff Abbott joins us from Guatemala to discuss the election there, the student protest movement, and Trump’s safe third country…
Gil describes how a close friend betrayed him and why he was able to forgive that betrayal.
Is Fredo an anti-Italian slur? And is Chris Cuomo actually like the most inept Corleone brother? Joe discusses.
Chris Cuomo took offense after someone referred to him as the inferior Corleone brother.
Jeffrey Epstein is dead and conspiracy theories abound, and the ghouslish Trump photo with the baby whose parents were killed…
Alex Paik is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work explores visual, material, and social interdependence through site-responsive…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Anthony Scaramucci's recent comments, Joe Biden's campaign gaffes and the potential political…
A Joe Biden gaffe reveals how liberals think about race and racism, Quillette gets trolled by a 24-year-old set out to prove how…
Joe discusses Bernie Sanders' appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast and Joe Biden's bad slips. Also if you're running for president,…
We discuss Tarantino’s latest, ‘Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood.’ Plus a preview of Verdigrls’ upcoming BTR Live Studio…
Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about how “felony murder” charges can lock people up for murders they didn’t commit,…
Don’t believe the Times hype about NYC’s Financial District.
Ben Shapiro's got some smart takes on people cancelling their Equinox subscriptions.
Joaquin Castro rightfully shames Trump donors in Texas and gets accused of putting them in danger, the risks of a federal law…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the ramped up rhetoric following the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso and the renewed…
The New York Times gives Trump infinite chances to redeem himself, the myth that law enforcement needs more resources to combat…
Kristen describes a recent situation in her workplace where she was wrongfully accused of behavior that she did not commit. 1st…
Is the New York Times changing a bad headline actually bad? Are bad faith arguments about "changing the news" actually good?…
Chance the Rapper is having a tough time with tweets about how much he loves his wife.
We spend the hour on the two mass shootings that happened over the weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Central El…
Katherine Mitchell DiRico uses drawing, sculpture, light, and sound elements to create multimedia installations that investigate…
Donald Trump condemned white supremacy earlier today. What does it really mean? (Hint: nothing.)
Conservatives want the Democratic nominee to be a boring conservative. Photo credit: By Joyce N. Boghosian
Yes, just like the headline says: there really was a cat fashion show at New York City's Algonquin Hotel.
At what point is a piece of clothing an act of political violence?
We look back on 1999 film ‘The Sixth Sense.’ Plus a preview of Dead Swords’ upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
We spend the hour on the second night of the Democratic debate.
Welcome to ‘Kicking And Streaming,’ a column devoted to kung fu movies available for free on streaming services.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to recap the second Democratic debates, including Joe Biden's performance, the Sanders-Warren dynamic,…
We spend the hour on the first infinite night of the Democrat Debates.
Three books that you should be reading in 2019. Crawdad’s, a Sixties summer, and seventy-two virgins.