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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.
The moving new novel by the author of ‘Harmless Like You,’ a ‘New York Times Book Review’ Editors' Choice and NPR Great Read.
Instacart and Amazon workers stage strikes, Congress’ awful bailout, and what the future might look like. photo courtesy of the U.S. National Guard via Wikimedia Commons
Today's show features music from Shabaam Sahdeeq & J57, Thorough, Liv East, and more.
Kim Engelen is an international artist, art teacher, and former TEDx speaker.
They keep things cinematic and dark, but light and fun—hear all about The Buttertones.
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.
Rebel, seeker, traveler, observer, vagabond, writer. Jim Christy has been called all these things and more. Inspired at age twelve after reading Jack Kerouac’s On The Road one summer while running wild in the streets of a tough Philadelphia neighborhood, Christy began his life-long habit of following the wind.
Our second coronavirus show, as more cities go on lockdown and Trump says we need to restart the economy. photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons
Today's show features music from Thorough, MusicByMercy & Chief Tony, Roc Marciano and more.
Ian Swanson is a New York based artist whose monochromatic paintings embody a sense of reticent nihilism and sentimentality. Ian’s work was featured in solo and two-person exhibitions at Ashes/Ashes (New York & Los Angeles), MX Gallery (New York), Jack Barrett Gallery (New York), David Shelton Gallery (Houston, TX), Hot Wheels (Athens, GR), Simone DeSousa Gallery (Detroit, MI), among others. A Detroit native, Swanson organized exhibitions at Debt Collective (2007-2008) prior to founding ORG (2008-2010). After moving to New York City, he co-founded and directed hotelart.us from 2013-2014; and sex objex (2013-2015), a multi-disciplinary, aural/visual extension of his curatorial efforts and commitment to DIY community ethos. All images courtesy of the artist     
This week I get on the phone with Luke Lalonde, frontman of Born Ruffians.
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.
The coronavirus is a global pandemic rapidly impacting the United States. photo courtesy of Gideon Oliver
Today's show features music from Thorough, Bumpy Knuckles, Hus Kingpin and more.
This week Kimberly reports from the 2020 Spring Break Art Fair.
We chat with The Memories—one in the studio and one at Disneyland—and listen to their newest track.
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.
From New York Times finance editor David Enrich, a searing exposé of the most scandalous bank in the world, revealing its shadowy ties to Donald Trump, Putin's Russia, and Nazi Germany.
It's our first show since Super Tuesday and coronavirus emergencies in the US. photo courtesy of CDC via Wikimedia commons
Today's show features music from Thorough, Obnoxious, Hus Kingpin and more.
Jeremy Dennis (b. 1990) is a contemporary fine art photographer and a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY. In his work, he explores indigenous identity, culture, and assimilation.
Thick and I sip tequila sodas while we chat debut album & their musical evolution.
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.
We spend the hour on the centrists coalescing against Bernie Sanders. photo courtesy of Jackson Lanier via Wikimedia Commons
Today's show features music from Thorough, Obnoxious, Hus Kingpin and more.
Nyugen E. Smith is a first generation Caribbean-American whose work considers imperialist practices of oppression, violence, and intergenerational trauma.
Tune in to hear new Hockey Dad and a fun chat with half of the duo.
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.
The Trump administration is terrifyingly ill-equipped to handle a coronavirus outbreak, thoughts on the aftermath of the Democratic debate, and listener mail catch up. photo courtesy of the White House via Wikimedia Commons
Nick Pinto joins us to discuss the bail reform law in New York and the effort to roll it back, and there was, incredibly, another Democratic debate. Nick Pinto Nick Pinto, via Twitter
From the author of ‘A Place at the Table’ and ‘A Soft Place to Land’ comes an intense, complex, and wholly immersive multigenerational novel that explores the complex relationship between two very different women and the secrets they bequeath to their daughters.
It’s a full communist panic about Bernie Sanders, Fidel Castro, and Florida, and details of his newly released free childcare and Pre-K for All plan. photo courtesy of Bill De Blasio  via Wikimedia Commons
Today's show features music from Bumpy Knuckles, Stalley, Five Steez, Thorough and more.
Bernie wins in Nevada, and liberals struggle to cope.
Michael Brennan is a New York based painter and instructor of color theory at Pratt Institute. His minimalist and abstract paintings are often influenced by cinema and film history.
We don’t yet know the results of the Nevada caucus, but we do know that the Democratic party is panicking about Bernie Sanders’ lead. photo courtesy of Cory Doctorow via Wikimedia Commons
The indie quartet Clever Girls on Bernie Sanders, the creative process and their newest singles—tune in.
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.
A Democratic Debate recap, and John’s in the studio and we can’t stop talking about Bloomberg. photo courtesy of  Michael Fleshman via Wikimedia Commons
Liberals say Bloomberg factionalism is tearing us apart, and Naomi Klein calls him the Shock Doctrine. photo courtesy of Mike Bloomberg via Wikimedia Commons
In 1994, Mab Segrest first explained how she “had become a woman haunted by the dead.” Against a backdrop of nine generations of her family’s history, Segrest explored her experiences in the 1980s as a white lesbian organizing against a virulent far-right movement in North Carolina.
Director James Jacoby joins us to discuss the new Frontline documentary “Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos.” Also a listener mail grab bag.
Today's show features music from Thorough, Obnoxious, Hus Kingpin, Sy Ari Da Kid and more.
Malcolm Harris is back to talk more about his new book, Shit Is Fucked Up and Bullshit: History Since the End of History. Also, Osita Nwanevu’s cover story at The New Republic about ending the GOP. Malcom Harris, via Twitter
Jean Rim is a New York based artist whose work explores personal memories through an abstract process of layering.
Vanessa A Bee joins us to discuss Bloomberg's bid to buy democracy, and more attention on Bloomberg and Stop and Frisk. photo courtesy of Longilsandwinds via Wikimedia Commons
This Presidents Day say, "F U" to the establishment and cry out for rebellion with these rock 'n' roll thrashers.
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.
Trump intervenes on behalf of Roger Stone, Klobuchar says her job was to put people in jail, and Bloomberg’s attempts to buy the election. Also, catching up on pop culture with Hannah. photo courtesy of Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia Commons
Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire primary, but MSNBC thinks it was all the other candidates combined. Ryan Cooper joins us to work through it. photo courtesy of Ryan Cooper
The compelling story of seven women and one man at the heart of a sit-in protesting decreased enrollment and hiring of African Americans at Swarthmore College and demanding a Black Studies curriculum.
Pete Buttigieg embraces fiscal austerity, the anti-Semitic attacks against Bernie continue, and Michael Bloomberg is a racist. photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
Today's show features music from Obnoxious x Castle Money Beats, Hus Kingpin, ELLI$ & Stan Green, Sy Ari Da Kid and more.
Malaika Jabali on enthusiasm for leftist policies in the midwest. Also, Molly on a personal essay about Medicare for All. Malaika Jabali photo courtesy of  Malaika Jabali
William Norton is a New York based artist whose autobiographical work connects his roots of growing up in Japan with his complex history of dealing with the disappearance of his 4-year-old son in 1990.
Tom Perez calls for a "recanvass" of the Iowa results as the satellite caucuses went to Bernie Sanders, and Michael Bloomberg is a verified monster in a 2016 video talking about trans people. photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
The NYC-based indie rapper isn't afraid to be unique and tender in the world of hip hop.
We discuss three Oscar contenders ‘1917,’ ‘Little Women,’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit.’ Plus a preview of Wintersleep’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Alex Kane on Kushner’s Mid East plan, updates on Iowa, and kindergarten and inequality. Photo courtesy of Alex Kane
Luke Savage on the Iowa caucuses, and thoughts on Trump’s State of the Union. photo courtesy of Phil Roeder via Wikimedia Commons
The Iowa caucuses descend into catastrophe. We spend the hour dissecting what happened. Photo courtesy of John Knefel
Today's show features music from Josiah The Gift, Ruste Juxx & Zealot of FWM, J-Live and more.
Molly on the electability sham, the liberal boomer breakdown, and thoughts on the witness impeachment vote. photo courtesy of John Knefel
Christina Graham is a New York-based painter.
A disingenuous liberal attack on Bernie pretended that he praised George Wallace when in fact he compared him to Hitler, and a Federalist writer makes the case for our current healthcare system and accidentally makes the case for Medicare for All.
Catchy and edgy—listen to Sløtface's newest album here and an interview with the frontwoman.
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.
Amy Klobuchar is a cop, Andrew Yang thinks his caucusers will go to Bernie in Iowa, and impeachment trial catch up.
Dustin Luke Nelson joins us to discuss the changing politics of beer, and John’s in Iowa following the Bernie campaign.   Dustin Luke Nelson, via Twitter
Writing from a historical perspective, ‘Delivered by Midwives’ dives into the rich and complex narrative of black midwives in the twentieth century south.
Jeff Abbott on his time with a migrant caravan traveling towards the southern border, and Bernie hit pieces escalate as he surges in Iowa. Jeff Abbott, via Twitter
RIP KOBE. Make sure to follow us on Instagram @BTRtoday.
Biden's disingenuous ally performance, and catching up on the strawmen arguments in the class reduction discussion. photo by Todd L Church
Christine Tyler is a Brooklyn-based artist who received her MFA from Brooklyn College in 2019
Joe Rogan endorses Bernie Sanders, the MBS kidnap plot, and some Harris/Biden/Obama speculation. photo courtesy of LABaseball Fan via Wikimedia Commons
Jam out this week to LA's The Paranoyds—I chat with the band and share their debut album Carnage Bargain.
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.
Impeachment is a sham, Davos is a sham, and corporate media is a sham for hiring Reince Priebus! photo courtesy of United States Senate via Wikimedia Commons
Bernie and Hillary’s responses to “nobody likes him” show a fundamentally different approach to politics, and the problem with naming masculinity as the problem rather than capitalism. photo courtesy of John Nicksic via Wikimedia Commons
Five must-read books on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Times’ incomprehensible endorsement of both Warren and Klobuchar, and Hillary Clinton says “Nobody likes” Bernie. photo courtesy of Laure Shaull via Wikimedia Commons
Today's show features music from ELLI$ & Stan Green, Danny Brown, Rah Deluxe and more.
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss the detention of Iranian Americans at the Canada-US border, and a discussion about online feminism and sharing the personal as political.
Ninth Street Collective is a group of art administrators, gallerists, curators, writers and critics who want to help artists succeed. With a focus on professional development, we offer one-on-one consultations with artists in-person and online, and serve as a hub for resources for artists. Project Members of Ninth Street Collective, include: Courtney Childress Audra Lambert Shama Rahman Melinda Wang Heather Zises Images of past projects courtesy of Ninth Street Collective Courtney Childress SPRING/BREAK Art Show Audra Lambert The Subtle Image Curated by Antecedent Projects at Dejavu Gallery Melinda Wang Margaret Inga Urias at Equity Gallery Heather Zises Melinda Wang 2017: 1947 at Equity Gallery Audra Lambert Domicile at Fountain House Gallery Curated by Antecedent Projects Heather Zises Reflective Pool at The Cluster Gallery Courtney Childress Yours, mine & ours Melinda Wang Evening Red at MW Projects Audra Lambert Marking Time, Shifting Space Solo Exhibition in DUMBO (featuring artist Victoria Manganiello) Curated by Antecedent Projects Melinda Wang Karen Lee Williams at Equity Gallery 50 Contemporary Women Artists by Heather Zises
The impeachment trial has begun in the Senate, Bernie Sanders leads in a new Reuters poll, and Trump’s trade deal.
Yonatan Gat chats traditional spiritual Native American powwow music and its power.
CNN’s microphones captured the post debate exchange between Sanders and Warren, and Lev Parnas goes on Maddow. photo courtesy of Paul Schulz via Wikimedia Commons
Tuesday’s Democratic debate, and the incredible Parnas document dump. photo courtesy of Todd L. Church via Wikimedia Commons
A look back at the last ten years of books, publishing, literature and of course, my show.
We spend the hour on the hit job on Sanders’ alleged sexism, seemingly from the Warren camp. photo courtesy of Cory Doctorow via Wikimedia Commons
Today's show features a conversation and music from F.Y.I.
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.
An attempt to explain what Bloomberg’s wealth means in the Democratic primary. Michael Bloomberg photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
Michelle Brandemuehl is a Brooklyn-based artist whose abstract and minimal paintings explore the relationship between subtlety and the sublime. Michelle has had two solo shows at ATA Gallery in San Fransisco in 2018 and 2015 and she was in a two person exhibition with Michele King at Avenue, also in San Fransisco. Other group exhibitions include, Everyday Animals at Ulterior Gallery, JuxtaPositions at the Painting Center, and Introductions 2018 at Trestle Gallery, all located in New York City. She was an artist in residence at: PADA Studio Residency in Lisbon, Portugal; Edward F. Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY; and CCA Residency at AICAD Studios in Brooklyn. She received her BS in painting from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She currently has work up at Ulterior Gallery All images courtesy of the artist Roundabout spray paint and acrylic on board, 24x20, 2018 Go Go Go acrylic and spray paint on board, 30x24, 2019 Vicious Circle acrylic and spray paint on panel, 18x14, 2019 Shake It spray paint and acrylic on board, 40x30, 2019 acrylic, spray paint and marble dust on board, 24x18, 2015 It Goes Something Like This 1 acrylic, spray paint and marble dust on board, 24x18, 2015 This is How We Survive the Universe acrylic, spray paint and marble dust on board, 10x8 each, 2016 Elevator Hum spray paint, acrylic, molding paste and marble dust on linen, 24x18, 2017 It Goes Something Like This 4 acrylic, spray paint and marble dust on board, 24x18, 2015 It Goes Something Like This 3
Elizabeth Warren Dancing discourse, Chait wants Bloomberg to buy the election, and the latest on Iran. photo courtesy of Tim Pierce via Wikimedia Commons
The first interview of the new decade is with indie rocker Erin Anne!
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.
Trump’s sniffy press conference and confidential congressional briefing, and Bernie and Warren deviate on their rhetoric about Soleimani and war. photo courtesy of Todd L Church
On Tuesday night, Iran retaliated by firing missiles on Iraqi military bases hosting American troops. We spend the hour on it. photo courtesy of Ninara via Wikimedia Commons
A psychology professor encounters a teenage girl who exists as multiple incarnations, each living in a separate reality.
Iran vows direct retaliation, John Bolton says he’ll testify in the impeachment trial, and why liberals are so mad at AOC. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez photo courtesy of Senate Democrats via Wikimedia Commons
Today's show features music from Blaq Poet & Comet.
We spend the hour on the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani. photo courtesy of Fars Fotógrafos via Wikimedia Commons
Kimberley Acebo Arteche (she/they) is an educator, cultural worker, and interdisciplinary artist. Her work explores the hybrid cultures formed by technology, movements of immigrants in America, and the way movements through space and spaces has been affected by these two. Arteche received her BFA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and MFA from San Francisco State University where she received the School of Art’s Distinguished Graduate award. She has been awarded the Murphy Cadogan Contemporary Art Award by the San Francisco Foundation, was Kearny Street Workshop’s Featured Visual Artist in the 2015 APAture Festival, and residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Growlery. She has shown at East Tennessee State University, SOMArts Cultural Center and at the Wailoa Arts & Cultural Center in Hilo, Hawaii. Arteche is committed to collaboratively creating decolonial practices within arts institutions, while creating visibility and providing resources for emerging Asian Pacific American and BIPOC Artists. All images courtesy of the artist  
Liberals ask why aren’t people in the streets.
These are songs from artists who I had the best interviews with in 2019—they'll rock your socks off. (Part 2 of 2)
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.
It’s our first show back in the New Year and we’re catching up on everything that happened when we were gone including, for example, the president being impeached. photo courtesy of the United States House of Representatives via Wikimedia Commons
It’s Radio Dispatch Best of 2019 and we’re revisiting our interviews with Cora Currier and Natalie Shure. photo courtesy of Natalie Shure photo courtesy of Cora Currier
One man knows the connection between two extraordinary acts of arson, fifteen years apart, in his Montana hometown–if only he could remember it.
It’s Best of Radio Dispatch 2019, featuring David Klion and Osita Nwanevu. photo courtesy of David Klion
Today's show features music from Lyric Jones, Roc Marciano, HEEM STOGIED x J57 and more.

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