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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,…
Unpacking the self-styled conservative comic's bizarre attempt at becoming Johnny Carson for Trump voters.
John Knefel explains the wealth tax proposed by presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren and the response she’s received since…
Dave Forman joins the show to discuss the American Gaming Association's recent survey exploring the increase in gambling around…
Kamala Harris dodges criminal justice questions in her CNN Town Hall but goes in on abolishing private insurance, and how…
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…
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…
John shares his thoughts on National Security Advisor John Bolton’s aggressive approach to relations with Iran. Molly and…
Joe discusses the MAGA Teen and how the media has been so roundly duped by his public relations redemption tour.
Howard Berkes joins us to discuss the new Frontline and NPR documentary "Coal's Deadly Dust." Also, catching up on the 10 media…
In Part 2, Harold Stolper discusses mostly unchecked gentrification in New York City and possible policy recommendations to deal…
Thousands more children were separated from their families than we previously knew, a Republican representative yelled "Go back to…
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…
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…
John shares his thought on recent backlash to racist remarks by Steve King, the Republican Representative from Iowa. Molly and…
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…
In Part 2, Dr. Steve Billet discusses how outspoken progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are broadening Democratic debate,…
Twin bombshells on Trump and Russia, Bolton asks for plans to bomb Iran, and LA teachers go out on strike. Photo courtesy…
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…
Trump's Oval Office address, Schumer and Pelosi's response, AOC's much better response, and the Manafort filings that accidentally…
John Knefel shares his thoughts on the new generation of Democrats starting to pull the party to the left. Molly and John…
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…
J.McVay (@thejlm) joins the show to discuss Donald Trump's national address scheduled for 9 p.m. tonight.
Rashida Tlaib won’t apologize for cursing, Anderson Cooper condescends to Ocasio-Cortez, and House Democrats introduce ambitious…
Christine Carmichael joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring why Detroit residents opposed tree planting projects in…
A conservative attempt to embarrass AOC backfired spectacularly, Politico wonders whether Elizabeth Warren is already…
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…
John Knefel calls for the indictment of the Department of Homeland Security. The department oversees both ICE and Customs and…
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…
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…