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The message behind 'Black Is King’ is more relevant than ever, yet some are approaching it with hate and anger.
Ana Goñi-Lessan on George Floyd childhood home of Houston’s Third Ward. The new Spike Lee film, ‘Da 5 Bloods.’ Music by Courntey Barnett + Shilpa Ray.
Andre Green joins us to discuss the current inflection point we’re going through as a nation. He also shares his personal reaction and describes the reactions he’s witnessed locally in Massachusetts.
George Floyd was murdered on Monday, May 25th. Protests followed, with police riots in response.
Responsibility chains, intent-behavior gaps, local validators, and incalculable loss… but also koalas and yogurt.
Movies that speak to the experience of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, music by Monteagle
The ins and outs of what it’s like for two parents to raise children during the pandemic. Also, music by Shana Falana.
Remembering one of the greatest comedic actors of all-time won’t be hard.
COVID-19 response bungling. Biden’s VP options. News/media roundup. ‘Driveways’ now on VOD. BTR Live Studio w/ Honey Cutt.
No lockdown for Sweden. US economy in decline. NY cancels primary. News/media roundup. Chris Hemsworth in ‘Extraction.’ Music by Marble Arch.
A preview of the 2020 general election. New movie, Selah and the Spades. And a preview of True Dreams' BTR Live Studio session.
We listened to Joe Biden’s new podcast and have thoughts. A discussion of Netflix’s ‘Tigertail.’ And a preview of GOLD DIME’s BTR Live Studio session.
The comedic institution tried bringing some levity to these uncertain times. It failed.
Dr. Lynn Jiang, 1 of 2 doctors who began an Instagram account to document health workers on the frontline. Ryan Cooper on Gov. Cuomo. New gerrymander documentary ‘Slay The Dragon.’ And music by Parlor Walls.
Matt Ruby on COVID-19. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller on new movie, ‘Swallow.’ Plus a preview of Workman ong’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Andrea describes how she got started with photography, what she likes about the process and where she hopes to go as she progresses with the artform.
A show this wild was bound to produce countless jokes.
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
The Soderbergh-directed film is surging in popularity right now because it may be comforting to see a worse version of what we’re going through.
Joe Virgillito is here to discuss the Democratic primaries and COVID-19. Also, we discuss new movie, Lost Girls.’ Plus a preview of Activity’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Joe Virgillito is here to discuss why Sanders shouldn’t drop out, the effects of COVID-19 on current politics, and more. Also, we discuss new movie, ‘Onward.’ Plus a preview of Momma’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Joe Virgillito is here to discuss Super Tuesday and beyond. Also, we discuss new movie, ‘The Invisible Man.’ Plus a preview of Church Girls’ upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Meet Maggie Oliver, producer/host of BTR’s new podcast, ‘Super Superb.’ Also, we discuss new movie, ‘The Lodge.’ Plus a preview of The Joy Formidable’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Joe Virgillito looks at prediction markets and their relationship to elections. Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay on new movie Birds of Prey.’ Plus a preview of Pom Pom Squad’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
The movie about liberals hunting Trump fans should have stayed canceled.
Meet Joe Virgillito, longtime BTR producer/host and writer. Also, we review new wide-release movie, ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire.’ Plus a preview of Mustardmind’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
We discuss three Oscar contenders ‘1917,’ ‘Little Women,’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit.’ Plus a preview of Wintersleep’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
A new wave of films exploits real life tension between elites and working people.
Super Bowl betting data with American Gaming Association’s Dave Forman. Charles Hinshaw & J. McVay on new movie ‘Beanpole.’ Plus a preview of The Makeout Club’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw on Oscar nominations and 2019 film favorites. Plus a preview of proper.’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw on ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.’ Plus a preview of Kazu’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Why would anyone be surprised that an actor whose signature catchphrase is “you’re money baby” leans libertarian?
A chat with Struggle Session's Leslie Lee III about why people are so mad at 'Joker.'
Matt Ruby talks more with writer Tim Kreider. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller on new movie, ‘Uncut Gems.’ Plus a preview of Lisel’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
The show’s three greatest contestants take center stage along with its legendary host.
The awards show gave us some real moments along with the Hollywood hubbub.
Matt Ruby talks with writer Tim Kreider. Also, we review new movies, ‘Uncut Gems,’ ‘Little Women,’ and ‘The Rise of Skywalker.’ Plus a preview of upcoming BTR Live Studio sessions from Field Mouse and Kissed By An Animal.

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