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Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the defining political story of 2018—President Donald Trump.
It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we're revisiting our interview with Osita Nwanevu on America's history of…
Joe revisits his appearance on Owen Shroyer's "War Room" live on Infowars.
It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we're revisiting our interview with Molly Crabapple on her book, Brothers of the…
J. McVay shares his 10 favorite films of 2018. He also revisits a few documentaries from the Tribeca Film Festival that…
Joe recaps some of the best interviews of the year from his daily podcast.
Joe revisits his interview with Popula's Maria Bustillos about her Anthony Bourdain interview, perhaps the celebrity…
It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we're revisiting our interview with Natalie Shure on Medicare for All. Also,…
John Knefel reviews the foreign policy choices made by Donald Trump this year and how those compare to other…
Joe revisits his interview with Alicia Walker about her study exploring penis size and self esteem, and how internet…
It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we're revisiting our interview with Nathan Robinson on media coverage of Israel and…
This year sucked politically, and we wrote about it. A lot.
Joe revisits his May interview with Champagne Sharks host Trevor Beaulieu (@RickyRawls) about Kanye West's public…
Our Christmas episode, featuring The Insecure Chef and John’s first NYC Christmas job.
Joe revisits his February interview with Corey Rhyan, whose research calculated the economic cost of the opioid crisis…
It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we're revisiting our interview with Bryce Covert on Medicaid work requirements,…
This was the year news broke, in every sense possible.
Joe revisits his February interview with Eric Gugick, one of his former teachers, in the wake of the school shooting in…
It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we revisit our interview with Meagan Day on the Workplace Democracy Act. Also, New…
J. McVay and Jackie Soller on Pawel Pawlikowski’s movie, ‘Cold War.’ Plus some favorite 1st Person segments and…
In Part 2, Jennifer Erb-Downward discusses policy recommendations from her brief, including discussing school attendance…
It's Radio Dispatch's Best of 2018, and we revisit our interview with Micah Uetricht on resurgent labor militancy. Also,…
John Knefel looks back on 2018 and notes some key political takeaways from the Democratic and Republican…
Jennifer Erb-Downward of the University of Michigan joins the show to discuss her recent policy brief exploring chronic…
It's Radio Dispatch's Best of 2018, and we revisit our interview with Nima Shirazi on Trump's destruction of the Iran…
In Part 2, Curtis Deutsch and Justin Penn discuss the underlying factors of the "The Great Dying" which, through their…
It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we're revisiting our interview with Alexis Goldstein on Medicaid work requirements.…
Curtis Deustch and Justin Penn of the University of Washington discuss their recent study exploring global warming…
It's Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we're revisiting our interview with Charlotte Shane about the bizarre framing of…
In Part 3, Aisling and Joe discuss how self-care pushes actual mental health issues aside and the absurdity of…
It’s Radio Dispatch best of 2018 and we’re revisiting our interview with Briahna Joy Gray on Democratic strategy.…
Rabbi Avram Mlotek revisits 2018 w/ Matt Ruby and J. McVay. Jacqueline & J on the new movie, ‘Mary Queen of Scots.’…
Are we out of punks or is it just harder to open up a punk rock bar these days?
In Part 2, Aisling McCrea discusses social media and how idealistic representations of women have worsened with the…
A Propubilca story shows that poor people get audited at a higher rate than rich people, the debate over whether Bernie…
John Knefel shares his thoughts on whether the incoming Democratic House majority will be strong enough to push Congress…
Aisling McCrea joins the show to discuss her recent piece for Current Affairs discussing self care and how its framed as…
Catching up on the protests in France, the NYPD engages in its own form of family separation, an enthusiastic goodbye to…
In Part 2, Bryor Snefjella discusses Twitter's utility in language studies, pop culture reinforcing national…
Trump is directly implicated in felonies, the establishment is looking to crush Medicare for All, and Paul Ryan’s long…
Bryor Snefjella joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring Twitter language to identify national character…
Kevin Hart refused to apologize for homophobic jokes, and Republicans dirty tricks in Michigan and North Carolina.
In Part 3, Jeff Bellone discuses Kevin Durant rumors and Knicks Film School's content and charitable mission this year.
The NYPD has its own drone program, Saudis bought huge blocks of rooms at the Trump hotel, and Trump didn't ruin HW's…
J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw discuss ‘Roma,’ ‘Vox Lux,’ and ‘Creed II.’ And a preview…
In Part 2, in Jeff Bellone discusses the curious case of Frank Ntilikina and whether or not the Knicks are likely to…
Michael Flynn substantially cooperated with the Mueller investigation, and Wisconsin Republicans circumvent democracy.
As politicians, members of the press, and pundits publicly mourn the death of President George H.W. Bush, John Knefel…
Knicks Film School creator Jeff Bellone returns to discuss the biggest storylines surrounding the 2018 New York Knicks.
If you think conservative media can’t get worse, just wait ‘til next year.
J.McVay joins the show to discuss Joe's list of the worst right wing pundits of 2018, including some recent additions.
What happens when members of the media identify more with each other than oppressed communities, the Republican Party…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Michael Cohen's potential impact on the Mueller investigation and Donald Trump's…
It's a Russiagate Roundup, catching up on the news about the Putin Penthouse, the Moscow project, Michael Cohen's plea,…
In Part 2, Maura Quint discusses why there aren't more conservative comedians and the objective of political satire.
Catching up on two stories of ICE human rights violations, and a long story shows how Trump's secretary of labor…
John Bolton hasn’t listen to Khashoggi tape. World on track for catastrophic climate change. Manafort met with…
Maura Quint joins the show to discuss the WHCA's decision not to hire a comedian for the White House Correspondents'…
Catching up on the lying exploits of Paul Manafort, and Trump's bizarre climate change denial. photo by Voice of…
Obama-to-Trump voters were a big part of the Trump’s surprise victory. So were their attitudes about race.
John Knefel shares his thoughts on the current crisis at the Southern Border which culminated in Customs And Border…
In Part 2, Kate Sweeny discusses other flow-inducing activities, self-reporting from subjects, and why productivity…
Ryan Devereaux on the violence against migrants at the Southern border, and the Republican response.
Kate Sweeny joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring how flow helps people cope with stressful waiting…
The utility of calling voters racist, and listener mail. Photo via The Public Domain courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Pittsburgh has really been through the ringer these past few months and I could feel it when I went back.
In Part 2, Karla Kaun discusses more shocking findings from her study and the findings' potential to change outlook on…
A look at two anti-abortion bills in Ohio, and a listener mail about Bolsonaro in Brazil. photo by Jordanuhl7 via…
Karla Kaun joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring how alcohol influences memory formation.
J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw on ‘Shoplifters,’ ‘Widows,’ and ‘The Favourite.’ And a…
A Democratic win in Orange County, Facebook breaks ties with a conservative consulting group, and the ACLU reveals new…
In Part 2, Rich Hanley discusses the intrinsic relationship between Thanksgiving and football in America, ESPN's awkward…
Trump reaffirms his support for Saudi Arabia despite the CIA's conclusion that MBS had Jamal Khashoggi killed, and a New…
Rich Hanley returns on Thanskgiving Eve to discuss the biggest storylines of the NFL season.
A look the special election for the Mississippi Senate seat, CNBC thinks that 29-year-olds should have a year's salary…
In Part 2, Asher Rosinger details the definitions of adequate hydration and sleep length and offers some speculation as…
Frontline’s AC Thompson on his new film Documenting Hate: New American Nazis, some Democrats have mounting anxiety…
Asher Rosinger joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the relationship between sleep deprivation and…
A creepy conservative tweeted about AOC's nice clothes and got the biggest ratio in the history of Twitter, and the…
Joe talks about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's early days in Washington and how she uses social media to expertly respond to…
Matt Ruby chats w/ Dr. Jonathan Fader about performance psychology. Winston & J on the new movie, ‘Jonathan.’ And a…
A huge story at the Times on the depths to which Facebook sank, and Trump calls to mobilize the opposition to…
In Part 2, Tyler Reny discusses how the false "white economic anxiety" media narrative prevailed for so long, historical…
Amazon will come to New York and Cristal City, ICE is holding far more people than we initially thought, and Alexandria…
John Knefel explains how the outcome of the 2018 midterm elections was shaped by whether states acted constitutionally…
Tyler Reny joins the show to discuss his recently published paper entitled "Vote Switching in the 2016 Election: How…
Jeff Flake's Senate seat has gone to a Democrat, Trump snubbed two different Veterans Day events, what really happened…
Political power requires a will to fight ones enemies, a fact that today's Democrats have forgotten.
In Part 2, Reed Richardson talks about the limits of data journalism on Election Night, the responsibilities of…
Republicans don't want votes to be counted in Florida, Sessions restricts the use of consent decrees before he leaves as…
Reed Richardson joins the show to discuss his piece for FAIR exploring major media's Election Night coverage gimmicks,…
Trump's punishment of Jim Acosta bodes poorly for press freedom, and the Thousand Oaks shooter had a history of sexual…
In Part 2, Troy Quast discusses the dynamic nature of studying the opioid epidemic, differences in state foster care…
Matt Ruby chats w/ Luisa Díez about her anthropological view of comedy. Jacqueline & J on the new movie, ‘Can You…
Ted Alexandro joins us to discuss his new comedy special, "Senior Class of Earth." Also, all hell broke loose on…
After meeting New Jersey's governor at the Hoboken train station, I'm wondering if he can make the trains run on time.
Troy Quast returns to discuss his most recent study exploring the relationship between opioid prescriptions and child…
The good news is Democrats have taken the House, several statehouses and seven governorships. The bad news is…
Following the recent shooting in a Tallahassee yoga studio by a man with a history of misogyny and harassment, John…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the major storylines from the 2018 midterm elections, including surprise results,…
Despite high profile losses, Democrats should feel good about the future.
The DOJ sends officials to 19 states to inspect so-called irregularities, dealing with a job under capitalism, and…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss GW's most recent polling, examine close House and Senate races, and offer a few…
Axl Rose came out against Republicans on social media, but his most odious song is perfect for Trump’s hateful…
The white women who love Trump, why law enforcement doesn’t stop right wing extremism, and the ugly history of barbed…
The latest pop star trend could become the greatest troll job of all-time.
Fellow BTRtoday staffer Elena Childers joins the show to discuss music stars disavowing Trump playing their music at his…
Republicans go to extreme measures to suppress voting rights, Trump orders the military to shoot migrants if they throw…
Joe discusses President Trump's racist campaign ad and reminds listeners of some of the the other racist ads run by…
Rena, Matt, and J on Trump’s rhetoric & responsibility. Jacqueline & J on the new movie, Burning.’ And a sneak…
Trump tweets a new racist ad, the mail bomber's home was foreclosed on by Steve Mnuchin, and Mattis and Pompeo call for…
Joe discusses a recent study exploring voting power by state and why we as voters should examine how unrepresentative…
A plot to falsely accuse Robert Mueller of sexual assault has been referred to the FBI, the backlash against Steve King…
As a group of migrants makes their way to the U.S. border, John Knefel comments on the reaction of the Trump…
Eoin Higgins returns to discuss his recent article on Vice exploring Republicans' voter suppression efforts ahead of the…
Axios publishes an extraordinarily irresponsible story about Trump's desire to end birthright citizenship, the response…
Dr. Steve Billet is the Director of the Legislative Affairs Masters and Chief of Staff of the Graduate School of…
Frontline’s James Jacoby on The Facebook Dilemma, and Molly calls in to discuss the anti-Semitic terror attack in…
A suspicious package might show up at your Halloween party this year. But don’t fear. It’s just an idiot.
Joe discusses the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and calls on major media outlets to address right…
At least two more bombs have been discovered since Thursday, Trump considers shutting down the southern border, and…
Tim Johnson of Media Matters for America joins the show to discuss right wing media's vilification of prominent liberals…
Favorite performances, directors, and more from the 2018 New York Film Festival. Thoughts on streaming services’…
We spend the hour on the mail bombs, Trump's response, and hollow calls for unity among Democrats and…
A Democrat in an uphill contest borrows some swagger and charm from famed, fictional paranormal investigators.
Blake Montgomery of BuzzFeed News joins the show to discuss the hoaxes and misinformation surrounding the pipe bombs…
In leaked audio, Brian Kemp said that he was worried that people would exercise their right to vote, the White House…
In light of potential policy changes that would severely limit the rights of transgender people, John Knefel offers his…
J.McVay joins the show to discuss the suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats and how right wing media figures…
Trump calls himself a Nationalist a press conference in Houston and claims that "Middle Easterners" are hiding in the…
A new report from the International Drug Policy Consortium details the destructive drug policy over the last decade.
In Part 2, Marie Nougier discusses the advocacy and objectives of the IDPC's report on the U.N.'s failed global war on…
Frontline’s Martin Smith on his new documentary The Pension Gamble, Molly on Trump’s proposed anti-trans initiative,…
Marie Nougier joins the show to discuss the International Drug Policy Consortium's (IDPC) report exposing the U.N's…
A rant about the word "tribalism," and immigrants fear that applying for government benefits will put their status in…
Sarah McClure joins the show to discuss her recent study that found evidence of 7,200-year-old cheese-making on the…
Favorite films from the 2018 New York Film Festival. Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay on mid90s.’ John Knefel on Mitch…
Trump threatens Honduras as a migrant caravan heads north, and more thoughts on Trump's defending of the Saudis and…
Xavier Persad joins the show to discuss the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index, measuring LGBTQ inclusive…
The Today show does free advertising for a white nationalist group, Mitch McConnell said he will go after Social…
John Knefel reflects on the ramifications of the Republican tax cut from last year, and the recent comments from Senate…
Joe discusses Elizabeth Warren's decision to publish results of her DNA test and challenge Donald Trump to pay the $1…
Elizabeth Warren biffs it in trying to prove Trump's hypocrisy, and NYC homelessness among students skyrockets since…
In Part II, Susan Ades Stone and Ranen Miao discuss The Proxy Project, major issues concerning young/potential voters,…
The GOP invites the Proud Boys to their club in NYC, white men love Trump, the administration is weighing another round…
Susan Ades Stone and Ranen Miao join the show to discuss The Proxy Project, a unique voter registration initiative…
Outright voter suppression in Georgia. Bernie lays out a leftist vision for foreign policy. And listener mail.
Joe talks about Eli Manning's career as his time as the New York Giants starting quarterback appears to be coming to a…
J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller on ‘A Star Is Born.’ J and Charles Hinshaw on ‘Private Life.’ Plus a preview of…
A Saudi Arabian journalist is missing and speculated to have been killed by the Saudi government, Brett Kavanaugh argues…
It's getting easier to identify right wing dreck specifically designed to make liberals angry.
Nick Morrow joins the show to discuss National Coming Out Day and Human Rights Campaign's various resources available to…
Jesse Myerson on climate change and the right wing response to Medicare for All, and Molly on reports that the children…
John Knefel shares his thoughts on what the recent hearings for and confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court…
Jane Lytvynenko joins the show to discuss the spread of misinformation and memes in the wake of Taylor Swift's…
John and Molly on Susan Collins, the confirmation of Kavanaugh, and John explains a new right wing meme.
Joe discusses the mockery of #HimToo and why the right's only politically uniting principle is triggering the libs.
We spend the hour on the NYT investigation of Trump’s financial fraud.
Aisling McCrea joins the show to discuss her recent article exploring the intellectual dishonesty and political…
Conservatives blame liberals for making them support Kavanaugh, Molly’s adventures at Men’s Warehouse.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the potential electoral impact of Brett Kavanaugh's approval, limits of the FBI…
Kavanaugh, SCOTUS, and the Senate w/ Rena Karefa-Johnson, Matt Ruby, & J. McVay. Winston Cook Wilson & J. on ‘The Old…
The FBI supplemental investigation has been delivered, Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow report that several witnesses…
Joe waxes about the Vice trailer and wonders if a hit movie will help remind people of the Bush administration's…
Judicial observers and politicians have long known the Supreme Court nominee to be a politically convenient dolt.
Trump verbally attacks and mocks Blasey Ford and says it’s a very dangerous time for young men, but that women are…
Molly explains how Brett Kavanaugh’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee to address allegations of sexual…
Eoin Higgins returns to discuss Brett Kavnaugh's qualifications for the Supreme Court and what Democratic senators said…
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss the Kavanaugh protests, more reporting indicates Kavanaugh may have known these…
A carbon tax and dividend system could fight climate change and income inequality at the same time.
Sean Sullivan returns to preview the MLB playoffs and offer up his World Series prediction.
Frontline producer and reporter Jim Gilmore joins us to discuss the new Frontline documentary Trump’s Showdown. Also,…
BTRtoday Editor-in-Chief Adam Bulger joins the show to discuss Jeff Flake's move to delay the Kavanaugh vote and how the…
The Arizona senator stays on brand with his latest hollow political move.
John and Molly unpack the Kavanaugh hearing. Jeff Flake
Dr. Steve Billet returns to offer reactions to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's…
Bryan Bruchman interviews Kyle Hurst about Big aLICe Brewing Co. Jackie and J. discuss new movie, ‘All About Nina.’…
The Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation process is a bottomless pit.
Joe reacts to watching Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The future of Roe v Wade may rest on a secret conversation captured by a news camera.
Morning John on Trump’s thinly veiled white supremacist remarks at the UN and the upcoming Kavanugh vote, and listener…
Molly Knefel reflects on the developments that have occurred since the Me Too movement began a year ago and examines…
Anders Fremstad joins the show to discuss more about his and Mark Paul's progressive carbon tax proposal, recently…
Processing the continued Kavanaugh developments.
Mark Paul joins the show to discuss his recent People's Policy Project paper proposing a carbon tax and dividend system.
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the show of solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford from the Holton Arms school, and…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss today's bizarre news about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the potential…
Conservative blogger and lawyer Ed Whelan accused a guy who isn’t Brett Kavanaugh of attacking Dr. Blasey Ford,…
Joe discusses updates on the Kavanaugh allegations and how his perspective has changed on how women are forced to…
Matt Ruby interviews Dan Lerner about positive psychology. Charles and J. discuss new movie, ‘White Boy Rick.’ A…
As centrists and Republicans lament the erosion of our norms, the Trump administration lowers the refugee cap and Steve…
In Part II, Cat Bradley chronicles her history of running, love for the outdoors, everything that goes into an…
Sally Tamarkin joins us to discuss the oppressive narratives around food and fitness, Morning John on the last 24 hours…
John traces the recent evolution of the left from the 2011 Occupy movement to victories in the current election cycle…
Cat Bradley joins the show to discuss her experience at the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, one of Europe's most prestigious…
A story at The Appeal looks closely at how use of force in the Columbus police department is concentrated in a small…
Joe discusses finally getting in touch with Infowars host Owen Shroyer and airs his appearance on the show "War Room."
A woman named Christine Blasey Ford has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were in high school, and…
If you want someone to notice you, just keep writing about dumb stuff they do. It worked with Owen Shroyer.
Elena Childers joins Joe to discuss sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh now that…
Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss the Guatemalan president’s effort to shut down the UN backed anti-corruption body.…
Joe discusses his appearance on Infowars and talks about the recent allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett…
Tennis umpires may boycott Serena Williams. Movie props we’d like to own. $1100 iPhones. Norma Macdonald… ugh. Film…
Facebook uses the Weekly Standard as a fact checker, ring-wing media’s despicable attacks on Julia Salazar, and the…
In Part II, Phil Newton discusses teacher training to deal with essay cheating, the legal consequences for students and…
Two members of the board of If When How, Kimya Forouzan and Dena Robinson, join us to discuss Brett Kavanaugh and…
Molly shares her take on the rising progressivism seen in this election year’s Democratic primaries, from unexpected…
Phil Newton joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring essay cheating, the internet's role, higher education's…
r/RussiaLago is a one-stop fear shop for hard news, crackpot conjecture and everything in between.
John and Molly discuss the radicalism of Mr. Rogers, and a brief Venezuela overview. Fred Rogers photo by KUHT…
After looking like he was ready to talk, Shroyer stopped getting back to me. It’s too bad. There’s a lot we could…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss what he's looking for heading into November's midterm elections, the potential…
Eli Valley joins us to discuss the New York Democrats’ mailer accusing Cynthia Nixon of anti-Semitism and the…
Sean Sullivan returns to discuss how the NFL owns Sunday attention, Aaron Rodgers' amazing comeback, the Cleveland…
Kamala Harris and Cory Booker continue to put up a fight against Brett Kavanaugh, well meaning white parents make…
In Part II, Joe and J.McVay discuss the anonymous Trump staffer's op-ed in the New York Times and why he or she is the…
Trump official pens anonymous op-ed. The Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings. Colin Kaepernik’s Nike deal. Film chat on ‘The…
An anonymous administration official takes to the pages of the New York Times Op Ed section to describe a “quiet…
J.McVay returns to discuss Bob Woodward's new book, the value of reporting from within the White House, questions about…
Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss how labor organizing is surviving and thriving despite attacks on collective bargaining,…
John Knefel digs into what’s behind rightwing pundit Tucker Carlson seeming to make common cause with those on the…
Joe discusses Alex Jones' verbal tet-a-tet with Senator Marco Rubio and his confrontational trip to Captiol Hill.
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the racism of the Florida gubernatorial election and why Trump’s explicit…
In Part II, Rich Hanley discusses Fox's primetime opportunity, online streaming of NFL games, legalized gambling, the…
Ryan Schleeter joins us to talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of climate change news in the US and Canada. Also,…
Rich Hanley returns to discuss how the national anthem protest storyline will continue during the 2018 NFL season, how…
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss Brett Kavanaugh and the Democrats’ lack of political strategy around blocking him.…
Joe discusses Louis C.K.'s drop-in set and why it was such a bad idea.
Our 2018 Fall Movie Preview. Also, performances from The Black Black’s and Pearl Charles’ upcoming BTR Live Studio…
Morning John joins us to discuss the Ron DeSantis’s racist remarks about his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum, Andrew…
In Part II, Dr. Steve Billet discusses GW's midterm polling data that favors Democrats, North Carolina's bizarre…
Natasha Bannan joins us to discuss Puerto Rican Independence and the arguments against statehood. Also, Morning John on…
In the wake of John McCain's passing, Molly Knefel shares her thoughts on McCain's reputation as a politician with…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the length of Robert Mueller's investigation, the impact of Manafort's verdict and…
Natasha Lennard joins us to discuss the nationwide prison strike happening right now and the risks prisoners are taking…
Eoin Higgins returns to discuss his list of the most insidious #Resistance grifters, including Russia conspiracy mongers…
John McCain is dead, but the truth of his time in politics is very different than the story the media tells. Also, after…
Eoin Higgins returns to discuss his list of the most insidious #Resistance grifters, including Russia conspiracy mongers…
Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about how victims of trafficking who apply for visas are now being referred to ICE…
Joe rants about the president's sources of white nationalist rhetoric and the fascistic nature of politicizing a…
We discuss ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Madeline’s Madeline,’ and ‘Skate Kitchen.’ Also, a preview of Kittel and…
John is in the studio and we’re catching up on everything, from the Cohen plea, to the racists weaponizing Mollie…
WaPo’s fact checker verified its first lie of the Trump presidency, proving what an absurd practice it is.
In Part II, Conor Neville discusses watching movies analytically, defining behaviors in films, and the importance of…
Jacobin’s Meagan Day joins us to discuss Medicare for All, pitching socialist ideas to a broader audience, and reasons…
Molly Knefel comments on the establishment media's efforts to seem objective, which has led to targeting certain elected…
Conor Neville joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the portrayal of women in top grossing U.S. movies.
Protesters brought down a confederate statue at UNC, the Senate is increasingly disproportionate in its representation…
In Part II, Jason Steinberg discusses how ISMP's partnerships are formed, its many programs, and the challenges of…
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a meeting with constituents that was closed to the press and the pundits took the…
Jason Steinberg returns to discuss the International Sports and Music Project (ISMP), his nonprofit dedicated to…
Micah Uetricht joins us to discuss the growing labor movement and democratic socialism, and Morning John on an effort to…
Joe rants about Andrew Cuomo and Donald Trump's idiotic Twitter fighting and the question of American "greatness."
Unite The Right 2 & Covering White Supremacists w/ Rena Karefa-Johnson, Matt Ruby, & J. McVay. Winston Cook Wilson & J.…
Jesse Myerson is back to talk 2018 elections so far and the intersections of electoral politics and socialism, and…
In Part II, Dr. Charis Kubrin discusses the politicization of her study and her frustrations as a researcher of people…
Bryce Covert joins us to discuss how two court rulings in New Orleans will stop courts from funding themselves with poor…
John Knefel recaps how Facebook and the FBI have used concerns about Russian influence as a means to infiltrate and shut…
Lee's latest film is another bold statement from the iconic but sometimes difficult director. It's also the best film…
Dr. Charis Kubrin joins the show to discuss her recent paper exploring California's Prop 47 and its effects on crime.
Omarosa seems to have struck a nerve based on Trump’s reaction to the allegations in her book, including that there…
Dr. Arnold Glass of Rutgers University joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the effects of cellphone…
Malcolm Harris joins us to discuss how the 2008 crash turned millennials into socialists, and Morning John on the Unite…
J McVay returns to discuss NPR's interview with Jason Kessler and how the mainstream media should cover white…
We discuss the context of the current ascendency of socialism, Chris Collin’s arrest illustrates the normalcy of…
In Part II, Jose Roldan discusses his group's relationship with MoviePass, new movie subscription services, and…
Matt Ruby interviews Starheal Astrology’s Amy Tripp. Charles and J. discuss new movie, ‘Night Moves On.’ A…
Laura Ingraham shows that conservatives have moved well beyond dog whistles, and we discuss a legal challenge in New…
Jose Roldan joins the show to discuss the many changes going on with MoviePass and the creation and growth of his…
The takeaways from the August 7th elections across the country, and more listener mail catch up.  
John Knefel makes the argument that Republicans do not take the threat of election meddling seriously enough to…
Joe talks about last night's special election in OH-12 and rants about Democrats' bizarre habit of blaming third party…
Alex Jones has been kicked off of Itunes, Facebook, and Spotify, the Trump administration escalates Iran sanctions and…
Paris Martineau joins the show to discuss the timeline of Alex Jones' bans from Facebook and YouTube, why tech companies…
Looking at a fascist march in Oregon, police turning their weapons on Antifa, and Trump’s admission that the Trump…
J McVay joins the show to discuss censoring Alex Jones and how the rules of internet free speech are still being…
Certain alt-right groups decry white nationalists but don't hesitate organizing with them.
The Trump administration makes its most significant environmental decision yet, and the trolls come out for Sarah…
In Part II, Lee Schwartz and Joe discuss how the sad 2018 season stacks up Mets history, and the negative vibes that…
Our favorite action and/or spy movies. Movie discussions about ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ and ‘Mission:…
Top Democratic donors are turning on US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY). And we discuss LeBron James’ new public…
Lifelong New York Mets fan Lee Schwartz joins the show to discuss Joe's column and the team's comically bad season.
The QAnon conspiracy theory goes mainstream, a story about changing demographics that gets it right, and Trump tweets…
John Knefel shares his thoughts on the Democratic Party's lack of foreign policy, highlighting several topics which the…
In Part II, Ryan Cooper discusses the socialist wave hitting the Democratic Party, the appeal of Medicare for All, and…
A Washington Post article profiles a white woman uncomfortable around with Latinx co-workers, and the Trump…
Journalist Ryan Cooper discusses Third Way, centrist Democrats, the idiocy of a 'Boomer Corps,' and the theory of how…
The debate over referring to leftist policies as socialist or FDR-style liberalism, we make it too hard for parents to…
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Elena Childers joins the show to discuss her wild weekend at Meltasia.
More than 700 immigrant children remain in separated from their parents by the deadline for reunification, volunteers…
Joe discusses dumb centrist Democratic policies and Fox News's hilarious response to Democratic socialism.
Twitter Moments w/ Matt Ruby and J. McVay. Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay on ‘The Captain.’ A performance from…
House conservatives move to impeach Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein, Michael Cohen feels betrayed, the White House bans a…
Great news for the retired. If Wall Street-friendly Democrats get their way, they’ll be on the job once again!
In Part II, Maria Bustillos discusses why she decided to publish the interview as a Q&A, her thoughts after Bourdain's…
New tapes appear to show Donald Trump and Michael Cohen agreeing to make payments to Karen McDougal, and Meghan McCain…
More millennials are running for office than ever. That's a lot of internet history for opposition researchers to cover.
John Knefel challenges the view that there is no appeal for the left in the Midwest, citing the successful rally…
Maria Bustillos joins the show to discuss her interview with Anthony Bourdain, from setting it up to spending an entire…
A “stand your ground” shooting in Florida with echoes of Trayvon Martin, new details on ICE raids in New York City,…
In Part II, Mike and Luca discuss their favorite teams and players of World Cup 2018, VAR success, Fair Play weirdness,…
Trump threatens Iran as the US escalates its destabilization efforts, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez get a warm reception in…
Mike Castellano and Luca Ranallo return to discuss all things Russia 2018, from France's win in the World Cup Final to…
Delving into the nuances of Plane Bae, S Town gets sued, Trump invites Putin to DC, and listener mail. Dan…
Eoin Higgins joins the show to discuss his recent piece for The Appeal detailing the terrible conditions in which ICE…
Matt Ruby and J. McVay on Trump’s summit with Putin. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on Eighth Grade.’ A performance…
Trump got a classified briefing on Russian meddling prior to his inauguration, even as he denies continued Russian…
In Part III, Charlie Chalkin discusses interesting projects he's worked on, how to value yourself as a freelancer, and…
Trump clarified his remarks in Helsinki in the most hilarious and dystopian way possible, and a New York Times story on…
Molly Knefel shares her thoughts on the GOP's reaction to recent comments made by President Trump regarding Russian…
A researcher studying size and self-esteem was attacked by the internet's most insecure trolls.
In Part II, Charlie Chalkin offers his advice for freelancers, working in the hospitality industry, and viewing food as…
Brendan O’Connor joins us to discuss the eugenicist doctor fueling Trump’s immigration policy. Also, Trump totally…
Charlie Chalkin joins the show to discuss the interesting origins of his videography company, the excitement and…
Joe discusses the Trump-Putin press conference and why acting surprised gives Republicans an out.
We spend the hour with Kenny from The Movements: A Podcast History of the Masses, on the year 1917 and the lead-up to…
Mark Joseph Stern joins the show to discuss Brett Kavanaugh's position on reproductive rights and how the Supreme Court…
Matt Ruby speaks with comedian Alingon Mitra. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on ‘Sorry To Bother You.’ John Knefel…
Stormy Daniels was arrested a strip club in Ohio, and more catch up on listener mail. Stormy Daniels Photo: …
In Part III, Alicia Walker discusses her plans for future studies and the politicization of sex studies, particularly by…
Ryan Cooper joins us to discuss a leftist perspective on trade policy, policies that would help Democrats regain power…
John Knefel makes the argument that Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is further proof that…
In Part II, Alicia Walker discusses how bogus coverage of her study spread, her surprise at the response, how upset she…
Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and catching up on listener mail.
New scientific evidence supports white racial insecurity in America.
In Part I, Alicia Walker describes the motivations behind her size and self-esteem study, what she thought would be a…
Hilary Goodfriend joins us to discuss the US’s role in destabilizing El Salvador, and the US stuns the global health…
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Taia Handlin (@taiahandlin) joins the show to discuss bathroom greeting etiquette, the…
Scott Pruitt is out, Ocasio Cortez has proposed a Green New Deal, and listener mail. Alexandria…
Spotify tricks St. Vincent fans and immigrant indie rockers rule Independence Day.
In Part II, Jessica Wood discusses her desire to work consensual non-monogamous relationships into psychological…
J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw on sequels to ‘The Incredibles,’ ‘Sicario,’ and ‘Jurassic…
Will Kramer joins us to discuss how he decided to blow the whistle on workplace safety violations, and we catch up on…
The globalists don't stand a chance against his patchy facial hair.
Jessica Wood joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring satisfaction in monogamous and non-monogamous…
We spend the hour discussing Donald Trump’s disturbing views on drug dealers and capital punishment.
In light of the news that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring, John Knefel highlights the biggest hurdles…
Rachel Wetts joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring white racial resentment for welfare programs, entitled…
It’s America’s birthday and we’re spending the hour talking about kids and internet privacy.    photo by…
Michael Barthel joins the show to discuss Pew Research Center's recent survey on determining factual and opinion…
John is back to catch up on the racist way people are talking about the Bronx and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the…
The right has embraced the campus carry advocate, proving how low the bar is set for becoming a conservative star.
Joe talks about the #KeepFamiliesTogether rally in NYC and plays audio from Rev. Al Sharpton's speech in Cadman Plaza.
Jeff Abbott is back to discuss the history of indigenous resistance in Guatemala, and listeners vent their frustration…
Thousands of protesters filled the streets of NYC for the Families Belong Together rally to denounce the government's…
NBA fans, science fiction fans and music lovers were all covered this week at BTRtoday.
Joe talks about the week in news and the right's attempts to equate anti-journalist rhetoric with shouting at…
Matt Ruby speaks with Selena Coppock about her book, feminism, politics, and more. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on…
Shaun Harkin joins us to discuss his new book, “The James Connolly Reader,” about the Irish socialist and…
In Part II, Marilyn Haigh discusses the difficulties of reporting the family separation crisis due to lack of…
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beats incumbent Joe Crowley in the Democratic Primary, the Supreme Court upholds Trump’s…
John Knefel addresses the Supreme Court's recent decision to send gerrymandering cases back to lower courts after…
Marilyn Haigh joins the show to discuss the Texas Tribune's coverage of the family separation crisis, from the…
Customs and Border Protection says that it will stop the criminal prosecution of migrants crossing the border with…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the Supreme Court upholding Trump's travel ban, voter enthusiasm with today's…
We spend the hour on the personal and political adventure of Baby Freddie’s arrival into the world.
BTRtoday Editor-in-Chief Adam Bulger joins the show to discuss the absurd notion of civility in political discourse and…
Osita Nwanevu joins us to discuss the United States’ history of separating families during slavery, and the empty…
Jeff Bellone joins the show to discuss the New York Knicks selecting Kevin Knox with their first round pick, the team's…
‘Bulls**t or Legit’ w/ Matt Ruby & Rex Sorgatz. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on ‘Izzy Gets The F*ck Across…
Eli Valley, political cartoonist and author of Diaspora Boy, joins us to discuss why its appropriate to compare the…
Chris Kassotis joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the effects on cells when exposed to fracking…
Discussing the ongoing crisis of family separation at the border, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen gets shouted out of a…
John Knefel explains the “zero tolerance” immigration policy that was put into effect in April of this year, the key…
A new study highlights the danger of a food crisis during nuclear winter.
David Denkenberger joins the show to discuss his recent study "A National Pragmatic Safety Limit for Nuclear Weapon…
John Carl Baker joins us to discuss the nuclear summit between Trump and Kim Jong-Un and what happens next. Also,…
J McVay joins the show to discuss the separation of migrant families at the southern U.S. border, the Trump…
Alex Pareene joins us to discuss the ongoing family separation at the border. Also, Molly calls in to talk about the…
Used almost exclusively by self-proclaimed Infowars alphas,“soy boy” is a term for men lacking masculine qualities.
Paul Puri joins the show to discuss media coverage of mental illness and suicide and the depth required to adequately…
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss Trump’s border policies, including separating children from their parents. Also,…
Joe talks about why people shouldn't be continuously shocked by Donald Trump's authoritarian statements and rants about…
Matt Ruby and J. McVay on Trump’s rebalancing of relationships with the G7 and North Korea. Jacqueline Soller and J.…
Alex Kotch joins us to discuss Trump’s China policy and the revolving door influence peddling surrounding it. Also,…
The Man in Black was too complex a thinker and too careful about his fans to be pinned down to an ideology.
In Part II, Mike Castellano and Luca Ranallo (aka The Soccer Guys) offer their World Cup predictions, including which…
Alex Press joins us to discuss why strikes work, and an explanation for lower millennial birthrates. Also, racist Corey…
Despite ongoing concerns of Russian election meddling, John Knefel argues that the Republican party actually poses the…
Mike Castellano & Luca Ranallo (aka The Soccer Guys) join the show to preview each group in the World Cup, why the FIFA…
Ryan Reilly joins us to discuss the latest developments in the J20 trials. Also, Trump and Kim Jong-Un meet in…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the Trump-Kim summit, what the two leaders possibly could've talked about, and how…
Malcolm Harris joins us to discuss his book Kids These Days, and the issues facing millennials. Also, a round up of the…
Julie Kliegman joins the show to talk coverage of suicide and mental illness and how media outlets—and people—can…
Kenny from The Movements Podcast joins us to discuss the origins of the Russian Revolution. Also, beloved chef and food…
Joe talks about his thoughts on the passing of Anthony Bourdain and touches on how the media discusses mental health and…
‘Bulls**t or Legit’ w/ Matt Ruby & Rex Sorgatz. Jacqueline Soller, Bryan Bruchman, and J. McVay on ‘Hearts Beat…
Jeff Abbott on the Killing of Claudia Gomez Gonzalez and the Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala. Also, Trump pardons Alice…
Ryan Cunningham joins the show to discuss his recent piece in The Outline exploring the history and political mimicry of…
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss how the United States became so over-policed. Also, Molly is back in the studio…
John Knefel dispels the persistent myth that the Republican Party will eventually turn on Donald Trump and makes the…
Poet Jason Koo joins the show to discuss the first two games of the NBA Finals, the tribulations of a Cleveland sports…
Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss how SESTA/FOSTA is endangering sex workers, and the aftermath of police raids on…
In Part II, the Racism Watch Dog owners discuss how they choose racists tweets to bark at, negative responses to the…
Only Donald Trump could turn a Philly-hating sports fan into an Eagles sympathizer.
David Adler joins us to discuss his findings on the authoritarian leanings of centrists. Also, Trump’s lawyers argue…
Roseanne set the bar, but she’s not the only conservative star who’s faced criticism.
The @RacismDog owners join the show to discuss the inspiration behind their successful Twitter account and the…
Todd Miller joins us to discuss what’s new and what isn’t new about Trump’s escalated immigration and border…
Monica Anderson joins the show to discuss Pew's recent survey of teenagers' technology and social media habits.
Matt Ruby speaks with Lubaina Choudhury, a natural healing expert. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on ‘Solo: A Star…
Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss Ireland’s major victory for reproductive rights. Also, the US government is upping the…
Rob Sanchez joins the show to discuss the NBA Finals, including whether the Cavs-Warriors matchup is getting old and…
Aziz Rana, professor of law at Cornell Law School and author of The Two Faces of American Freedom,  joins us to discuss…
We need his racist, misogynist, smug centrist comedy now more than ever.
In the midst of the Trump administration’s efforts to terrify and detain members of the immigrant community, John…
Paul Blest joins the show to discuss his recent piece looking at Congress' recent rollback of Dodd-Frank regulations and…
Molly Crabapple joins us to discuss her new book, Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War, written with Marwan…
The league’s handling of national anthem protests make it fair to wonder how many more chances football deserves.
Fellow BTR host J. McVay joins the show to discuss Roseanne Barr's racists tweets that led ABC to cancel her show.
Mica Lee Williams, an If/When/How reproductive justice fellow and an attorney in Pennsylvania, joins us to discuss…
Joe discusses the Tomi Lahren drink tossing incident and asks how to deal with public figures who profit from hate…
Molly returns in a previously recorded, but never aired, discussion about what to do with men, both famous and not, who…
In Part II, Rich Hanley discusses the NFL's role at the center of the culture war and how football's toxic masculinity…
Twitter Moments with Matt Ruby. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on ‘Deadpool 2.’ John Knefel on the Trump…
Natalie Shure, writer and head of research at Adam Ruins Everything, joins us to discuss the short-comings of the ACA…
The gun-loving network employs some of the trashiest hosts in media.
A quirk of logic keep conspiracy theories alive. Here's how to stop it.
Rich Hanley returns to discuss the NFL's new rule forcing players to stand or stay in the locker room during the pregame…
Nathan J Robinson, editor of Current Affairs, joins us to discuss how mainstream news propagandizes for Israel, and…
John Knefel shares his thoughts on the Trump administration creating closer ties with both Saudi Arabia and Israel, and…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the Trump administration's confusing positions on China, the president's unsecured…
Sean McElwee, co-founder of Data For Progress, joins us to discuss his proposal to abolish ICE, and what the primaries…
In Part II, Trevor Beaulieu discusses the nature of Kanye West's genius and the bargain that black artists make in order…
Bryce Covert joins us to discuss universal childcare, paid family leave, and the North Carolina teachers’ strike.…
Trevor Beaulieu joins the show to discuss the ways in which Kanye West's social media meltdown relates to Basquiat's…
Elizabeth Beavers, associate policy director at Indivisible, joins us to discuss the confirmation of Gina Haspel to run…
Joe discusses the racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg, why it's okay (and good) to publicly ridicule racists, and Fox News'…
Our 2018 Summer Movie Preview. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on ‘Cargo.’ A performance from Tracy Bonham’s recent…
David Klion on Israel’s violence in Gaza and a better way to think about the Russia investigation. Also, Trump calls…
In Part II, Adam and John Dolan discuss changes from the original 'Illiad,' how academia tends to omit violence and…
Jacobin Magazine’s Meagan Day joins us to discuss Bernie Sanders’ Workplace Democracy Act and the impacts of…
In light of the nomination of Gina Haspel as C.I.A. Director, John Knefel dispels the idea that torture tactics and…
News organizations obfuscate the truth around violence involving American allies.
BTRtoday Editor-in-Chief Adam Bulger interviews John Dolan (aka Gary Brecher, The War Nerd) about his modern translation…
Maysoon Zayid  joins us to discuss Israel’s deadly use of force against Gazans and the US embassy’s opening in…
The notion seems bizarre, but the arguments make sense.
Adam Johnson joins the show to discuss the way U.S. media's tendency to create power symmetry when covering violent…
Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the US decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Also, a new study shows white…
Brent Johnson joins the show to discuss the Supreme Court's decision allowing states to legalize sports gambling, and…
Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss the end of Temporary Protected Status and corruption in Guatemala. Also, Iran and Israel…
Joe discusses Michelle Goldberg's NYT opinion piece about the left fueling the right. Unsurprisingly, he disagrees.
Favorite performances, directors, and more from the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay on…
Micah Uetricht joins us to discuss the resurgent labor militancy taking hold across the country. Also, Gina Haspel…
Sabrina Oesterle is a research associate professor in the School of Social Work and Assistant Director of the University…
Nima Shirazi joins us for the hour to discuss Trump’s decision to destroy the Iran nuclear deal. Nima…
John Knefel shares his thoughts on three major foreign policy decisions recently made by Donald Trump and how those…
The Arizona senator’s myth-making doesn’t match his actions.
Sabrina Oesterle joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the Communities That Care prevention system and…
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the Trump administration’s efforts to impose work requirements on Medicaid…
Eoin Higgins returns to discuss why legacy media is so hellbent on portraying John McCain's as a "maverick" and glossing…
A new coalition of well-known and controversial thinkers and pundits on the left and right seem to live outside reality.
Evan Williams, a reporter and producer for Frontline’s new documentary “Myanmar’s Killing Fields,” joins us to…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Rudy Guiliani's recent television appearances, why Trump doesn't care about the…
Charlotte Shane joins us to discuss the problem with men and the bizarre framing of the incel phenomenon. Also, New York…
Joe discusses Fox News host Neil Cavuto's takedown of Donald Trump and why it's weird people are celebrating a news…
Favorite films from the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on ‘Tully.’ John Knefel on…
Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss the teachers’ strikes in Arizona and Puerto Rico, and what the age of austerity has…
 In Part II, Maura Quint discusses joke theft and the problem with large content aggregating accounts like FuckJerry…
Robert Mueller told Trump’s lawyers that he could subpoena the president, a new study shows how school choice fuels…
John Knefel shares his take on the backlash aimed at comedian Michelle Wolf over her remarks at the most recent White…
In weaponizing identity politics, conservatives have mastered it.
Maura Quint joins the show to provide her take on Michelle Wolf's WHCD set and why it's troubling to see the free press…
The new school chancellor for New York City tweeted out an article critical of wealthy white parents opposed to an…
In Part II, Francesco, Alex, and Peggie discuss how our genes change as we age and the potential impact of their study's…
Michelle Wolf made fun of the Trump administration at the White House Correspondents Dinner and everyone, including the…
Francesco Vallania, Alex Luo, and Peggie Cheung join the show to discuss their recent study exploring epigenetics and…
Richard Spencer looks like he’s wearing the weight of the world on his shoulders, and at least 20 extra pounds around…
ICE has been sending letters to New Yorkers who have been fingerprinted by the NYPD, a thoughtful Times op ed wonders…
Joe discusses the intellectual dishonesty of the right using Kanye West's support of Donald Trump as some sort of…
Matt Ruby interviews comedian/writer Dan Shaki about his working on a sitcom with Nate Bargatze and Jerrod Carmichael.…
Activists and progressive challengers are pushing the Democratic party to the left, two Colorado lawmakers want to jail…
Eric Curtin (@dubstep4dads) joins the show to discuss FuckJerry's recent Shorty Awards win and the problems content…
Mick Mulvaney admits to accepting bribes, Colorado lawmaker proposes jailing teachers who strike, Hank Azaria responds…
Molly Knefel runs down some of the reactions to Bernie Sanders' recently introduced federal jobs guarantee and shares…
Rich Hanley returns to discuss the NFL Draft's significance to the league,  the role of social media in draft coverage,…
The Waffle House shooter in Nashville has been arrested, Jonathan Chait thinks women should stop being victims, and…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Trump's North Korean negotiations, James Comey's book promotion, and Sean Hannity's…
It took just two days for Kanye West’s Twitter comeback to go from cute to alt-light.
We talk with Andres Cediel, producer of tonight’s Frontline documentary in collaboration with the Investigative…
Carrie Cuttler joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the effects of cannabis use on anxiety, depression,…
We catch up with listener mail on education and parenting, and also on Richard Cohen’s terrible WaPo op ed about male…
Joe discusses (and laughs at) the Washington Post article about Donald Trump's lies to get onto the "Forbes 400" list…
Matt Ruby interviews Amy Bennett, founder of The Greene Grape. Jacqueline Soller on ‘The Rider.’ John Knefel on what…
Pompeo goes to North Korea, NYC’s new school chancellor discourages walk-outs from New York City students, Richard…
Emma Gray, Executive Women's Editor of The Huffington Post, releases a ‘How To’ guide to joining the resistance
How far will ICE go to avoid constitutionality and detain immigrants? Eoin Higgins joins the show to discuss ICE's…
The Working Families Party endorses Cynthia Nixon in the New York governors race, a potential new war authorization in…
Following the United States’ attack on Syria in retaliation for their chemical weapons assault on their own people,…
In Part II, Dr. Michael Smith discusses stress management, the importance of putting your phone away, developing a sleep…
The Infowars anchor's conspiracy peddling landed him in a lawsuit with his boss.
Two black men are arrested for waiting to meet a friend in Starbucks, it appears that Michael Cohen is Sean Hannity’s…
Dr. Michael Smith joins the show to discuss his role with Life Extension, different types of stress management, and…
Frontline’s Michael Kirk is back to discuss tonight’s documentary “McCain.” Also, the US has bombed Syria, and…
Happy tax day everyone—hope you had an easier time filing your taxes than these rock and pop stars struggling with the…
Joshua M. Bernstein joins the show to discuss his new book Homebrew World, how homebrewing has revolutionized beer…
Tracking the ‘Full Metal Jacket’ drill instructor’s second life on the internet.
Comey’s upcoming book has the DC class praising him as a resistance hero, Mike Pompeo’s confirmation hearing, and…
In Part II, Scott Roehm explains the potential repercussions if Gina Haspel is approved as CIA Director and why the…
Matt Ruby interviews Doc Kelley about FluxBuddha. Winston Cook-Wilson on ‘You Were Never Really Here’ and ‘A Quiet…
Kentucky teachers are protesting at the capitol today, more thoughts on Paul Ryan’s legacy, Cynthia Nixon calls out…
When tragedy strikes, the ugliness of the internet lays itself bare.
CVT's Scott Roehm joins the show to discuss his organization's opposition of Gina Haspel's nomination for CIA Director,…
Zuckerberg testifies before the Senate, goodbye Paul Ryan, and Trump thinks he can fire Mueller. Mark…
Molly Knefel shares her take on the ways in which crying foul about “political correctness” are used not only by…
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Taia Handlin joins the show to discuss Paul Ryan's particularly ugly voting record on…
His record on abortion is as draconian as it gets.
The FBI has raided Michael Cohen’s office and hotel room, the Simpsons dismisses Hari Kondabolu’s criticisms of Apu,…
The FBI raided the office of Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen. What might Cohen know about Trump? How…
We talk with filmmaker Michael Kirk on his new Frontline documentary “Trump’s Takeover,” a look at the chemical…
Splinter's David Uberti joins the show to discuss secrecy of the Amazon HQ bidding war and the trouble local media…
It’s a listener prompted show! We discuss an article on the relationship between discipline and capitalism, and…
Buzzfeed's Jane Lytvynenko joins the show to discuss the growing problem of Twitter hoaxes and misinformation in the…
Matt Ruby and Rex Sorgatz discuss MISINFO in recent events and culture. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Unsane.’ Molly Knefel…
The NYPD has killed a 34-year-old black man with bipolar disorder in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, the Atlantic’s new hire…
Kate Knibbs joins the show to discuss her recent piece about CBD products, misinformation surrounding them, murky legal…
A look at the the Trump/Amazon feud, what the hell happened with Sinclair Media, the Oklahoma governor’s response to…
Matt Breunig’s independent think tank is gaining support and making waves.
Molly shares her thoughts on the ways in which adults have been reacting to the teen survivors of the shooting in…
An expert financial reporter says China’s economic growth isn’t what it seems. What does that mean for China—and…
In part II, Ben Friedman discusses the experience of debating John Bolton and speculates about the U.S.'s military…
The Washington Post publishes a stunningly anti-Semitic column about dating, a look at the the Trump/Amazon feud, what…
Ben Friedman joins the show to discuss his criticisms of John Bolton, Trump surrounding himself with interventionists,…
Morning John joins us to discuss Trump’s language around the war in Syria and the reactionary backlash to boycotts…
Melissa Molomo joins the show to discuss her Instagram-famous dog Clyde, misconceptions about American bullies, and her…
Morning John joins us to discuss the protests in Gaza and Rick Gates’ potential knowledge in the Mueller…
Erin McPherson joins the show to discuss her recent study entitled "Psychological consequences of the Dad Bod,"…
Matt and Rena discuss the March For Our Lives and calls to repeal the 2nd Amendment. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Isle Of…
A teacher in Texas is suspended for mentioning her wife to her students, a Marjory Stone Douglas student writes an op-ed…
Killing online resources for sex workers jeopardizes their lives and those of survivors.
John Cook returns to discuss publishing 'The Consensus Handbook,' an online booklet detailing the importance of…
The officers who killed Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana will not be prosecuted, a RedState writer apologizes…
Following President Trump’s hiring of John Bolton as National Security Advisor, John Knefel shares his thoughts on why…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss John Bolton's appointment as National Security Advisor, how he fits in the Trump…
Morning John joins us with more thoughts on the exploitation of Stormy Daniels, Cynthia Nixon calls for taxing the rich…
Emma Gray joins the show to discuss her recent piece about Stormy Daniels, how she's used Twitter and TV news against…
Melissa Gira Grant is here to discuss the Stormy Daniels interview on Sunday night’s 60 Minutes. Also, the March for…
Encountering a Koch Brothers-funded study inspires some journalistic soul searching.
Rich Hanley returns to discuss Stormy Daniels' '60 Minutes' interview, its news value, media coverage of Trump's…
Jesse Myerson is in the studio to talk about the MTA and what a progressive governor could actually get done in New…
Joe discusses his interview earlier this week with the Knight Foundation's Jon Stotsky, and how Koch Foundation funding…
Matt Ruby interviews Rex Sorgatz, author of ‘The Encyclopedia of Misinformation.’ Winston Cook-Wilson on ‘The…
Mr. Rogers’ work building respect, dignity, and self love for children, The New York Times blames gentrification on…
Ryne Sherman joins the show to discuss his recent study how personal values were a greater predictor of Trump support…
Trump's Twitter fingers vs. Biden's bold speeches. Who has the edge in an actual fight?
Cynthia Nixon declares that she will challenge Andrew Cuomo in the New York Democratic primary, the Austin bombing…
In light of Cynthia Nixon’s announcement that she will run for governor of New York, Molly Knefel reflects on concerns…
The newest hero of the alt-right to slam diversity and fetishize masculinity hates, among other things, ‘Frozen’
Matt Bruenig joins the show to discuss People's Policy Project recent content, building a supporter base, choosing…
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss his story on an Iraqi family separated by ICE, Morning John on the anniversary of the…
The alt-right cult leader won’t stop spouting misogynistic bullshit. This time, he’s trying to save promiscuous…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to predict if President Trump will fire Robert Mueller, potential fallout, and much more.
Andrew McCabe is fired hours before his retirement, a whistleblower reveals how Facebook harvested data from user…