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Gia Nardini joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring whether taking pictures reduces our enjoyment of…
Peter Cole joins us to discuss his new book, "Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area." Also,…
Keggie Carew has an unerring instinct for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, of putting her foot in it, and making a hash…
Dave Forman joins the show to discuss the American Gaming Association's recent survey exploring the increase in gambling around…
The ‘Lord of the Rings’ director seems ready to leave The Beatles’ fights on the cutting room floor.
Kamala Harris dodges criminal justice questions in her CNN Town Hall but goes in on abolishing private insurance, and how…
It’s a dumb internet debate. It’s also a coping mechanism.
China shares how she has used social media to seek out new relationships and discover new hobbies. 1st Person is presented by…
Joe discusses Howard Schultz's flirtation with running for president, how it will damage the Democratic ticket, and why running on…
Tom Brokaw’s accidentally illuminating bigotry, Wall Street freaks out about Sanders and Warren, worker slowdowns force Trump to…
Julia Betts is a Pittsburgh- based artist whose work veers toward the intersection of sculpture, performance and installation.
Dillon Browne joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the connection between screen time and child development.
Roger Stone has been indicted, Elizabeth Warren proposes a wealth tax, and the increasingly desperate fact checking of…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Roger Stone's arrest and what it means for the Mueller investigation. Dr. Steve Billet is…
Catching up with what happened in Venezuela on Wednesday, Joe Biden praised a Republican in the 2018 midterms, and the Success…
J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw discuss the just announced Oscar nominations, sharing their own favorite films,…
Joe looks at some of the more fun Super Bowl prop bets, including a few political ones. Super Bowl 53 Prop Bets Guide
Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss the LA teachers’ strike, and catching up on the aftermath of the big Buzzfeed story. Photo…
With weather in the single digits, it's the perfect time to snuggle under some blankets and learn about food.
Five must-read books on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Joe discusses the MAGA Teen and how the media has been so roundly duped by his public relations redemption tour.
If you want to predict the Oscars, you need to understand how old and how white Academy voters are.
Howard Berkes joins us to discuss the new Frontline and NPR documentary "Coal's Deadly Dust." Also, catching up on the 10 media…
Vivienne shares how her perspective on taking advice from her parents has changed as she has gotten older. 1st Person is…
In Part 2, Harold Stolper discusses mostly unchecked gentrification in New York City and possible policy recommendations to deal…
With the holidays now firmly behind them, David Martin and Adam Wade return to the BTRtoday studio for a one on one episode,…
Thousands more children were separated from their families than we previously knew, a Republican representative yelled "Go back to…
Karine Falleni is a New York based artist whose practice is an inquiry into recording a visual trace of her physical movement in…
If the movie won the Academy's highest honor, it would be a slap in the face to sexual assault victims.
Harold Stolper discusses his recent report for Community Service Society of New York (CSSNY) analyzing 311 data to explore…
Buzzfeed reports that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, several prominent feminist takes end up defending the…
Following rules usually works, but we're always open to unconventional solutions to everyday problems.
In Part 2, Sean B. Cash discusses how recent news about Facebook's data and privacy breaches might affect responses to his study…
New Gillette ad angers angry people. Pelosi effectively cancels the State of the Union. Another new Ghostbusters movie? Also, we…
Giuliani is the world's worst lawyer, Kamala Harris's record shows there's no such thing as a progressive prosecutor, and thoughts…
Joe discusses Trump's fast food buffet, fake outrage over non-news events, and how we frame our opinions on dumb moments based on…
A mommy blogger refuses to stop writing about her child, and a critical review of Kamala Harris's campaign book. photo credit…
From the author of The Water Dancers and Good Family, an exquisitely crafted novel, set in Ohio in the decades leading to the…
Sean B. Cash joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring how users monetarily value their Facebook accounts.
Steve King gets removed from Congressional committees, Trump's weird cheeseburger party, and the Times scolds the LA Teachers…
Lorraine shares how her childhood was affected by illness and how it has impacted her life as an adult. 1st Person is presented…
In Part 2, Dr. Steve Billet discusses how outspoken progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are broadening Democratic debate,…
The yolk’s on Kylie Jenner, and all of us.
Twin bombshells on Trump and Russia, Bolton asks for plans to bomb Iran, and LA teachers go out on strike. Photo courtesy…
Now that she’s finally split from "Today," here’s a retrospective on the fast-falling Fox host.
Molly Valentine Dierks explores the expanding field of sculpture through her work across media
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the federal government shutdown, Mitch McConnell's silence, and why the Democrats won't…
A Politico story features Democrats who are angsty about what AOC means for the party, and thoughts on a story about Afrocentric…
In Part II, Verlin Hinsz discusses the commonality of exaggerating one characteristic into a stereotype and the signal…
The shutdown has lead to a reduction in FDA safety inspections for high risk foods, Kamala Harris tells Megan McCain that AOC's…
We review and discuss ‘Vice’ and ‘Stan & Ollie.’ Plus a preview of The Sharp Shadows’ upcoming BTR Live Studio…
Verlin Hinsz joins the show to discuss his study exploring women's hair as a cue to desired relationship and parenting…
Music nerds & people alive during the height of Bowie know all about him, but Gen-Zs are just starting their obsession.
Trump's Oval Office address, Schumer and Pelosi's response, AOC's much better response, and the Manafort filings that accidentally…
Two decades since its premiere, the show’s greatness is unassailable.
A look ahead at what to expect in January and the first half of 2019 in books, with a special feature on Aaron
Katerina Eva Matsa joins the show to discuss Pew Research Center's exploration into what platforms Americans prefer when it comes…
The effects of the ongoing government shutdown, a bunch of news outlets ran a story about prisoners eating steak, National…
Nicole reflects on the family dynamics of her family during her childhood and the role of religion in eventually changing that.
J.McVay (@thejlm) joins the show to discuss Donald Trump's national address scheduled for 9 p.m. tonight.
With the actor accused of sexual assault, it’s uncomfortable revisiting much of his body of work.
Rashida Tlaib won’t apologize for cursing, Anderson Cooper condescends to Ocasio-Cortez, and House Democrats introduce ambitious…
He's skilled enough to bounce back if he's willing to make the effort.
Kylin is a multidisciplinary artist whose work employs ancient symbolism, ritualistic repetition, transformative energy, natural…
Christine Carmichael joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring why Detroit residents opposed tree planting projects in…
On Sunday, January 6, the Three Kings Parade took place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
A conservative attempt to embarrass AOC backfired spectacularly, Politico wonders whether Elizabeth Warren is already…
Start your resolutions right with diet, exercise and Netflix.
Joe discusses how Nancy Pelosi's response to the government shutdown and the bizarre attack against AOC highlighted a big day for…
We review and discuss ‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse,’ ‘Aquaman,’ and ‘Mary Poppins Returns. Plus a preview of Glass…
Louis CK shows himself, and reactions to the reporting on sexism during the Bernie campaign. Photo credit by Alec Perkins
BTRtoday Editor in Chief Adam Bulger joins the show to discuss Vice, Dick Cheney, and decades of subversive conservatism.
We’re back, catching up on Mattis’ resignation, Warren’s big announcement, and what we’ve been up to over the…
'Learning to See’ is a historical novel about Dorothea Lange, the pioneering documentary photographer who captured iconic images…
In Part 3, Dr. Steve Billet discusses what we should expect politically in 2019, including gearing up for the Democratic…
It's a new year and an old revolution to inspire us as we launch into it. We revisit Part 2 of our talk with Kenny, host of the…
Mike shares memories of what Miami was like when he was a child in the 1940s as compared to how the city is today. 1st Person…
In Part 2, Dr. Steve Billet discusses the big events we may have forgotten this year, from the North Korean summit to America's…
We start the new year off looking towards revolution-- Russian Revolution! We revisit our interview with Kenny, host of the…
We saw a lot in 2018 - here's a recap of our best photoblogs from the year that was!
Cari Freno is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Her work draws inspiration from the fields of…