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From 1967 to 1973, Michael Oberman interviewed more than three hundred top musical artists. Collected together for the first time, ‘Fast Forward, Play and Rewind’ presents more than one hundred interviews Oberman conducted with the most important musical artists of the day.
Who should judge Trump in the future, the Hunter Biden stuff, and one of the most hilarious stories to come out of 2020 is about Jeffrey Toobin. photo courtesy of acaben via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from Jamo Gang, Lyric Jones, Five Steez, and more.
This week Kimberly spoke with artist and activist Tootsie Warhol, a satirical Anti-Trump candidate running 4 President. Tootsie has been written about in Politico and Express All images courtesy of Tootsie Warhol  
This week Sam Roberts of Sam Roberts Band joins us to chat new music, pandemic drive-in concerts, and inspiration.
We review the major election-related news of the week–and there’s plenty, of course. Plus music from Sad13.
The ‘Call Me Ishmael Phone Book’ is the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere: a quirky and entertaining interactive guide to reading, featuring voicemails, literary Easter eggs, checklists, and more, from the creators of the popular multimedia project.
A roundup of last week’s vice presidential debate, and Trump keeps releasing videos to try to appeal to seniors. Vice-President Mike Pence posing with members of the Broward County, Florida SWAT team Photo courtesy of White House employee; cropped by Beyond My Ken via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from Kosha Dillz, B Barber & Castle Money Beats, Frank Knight & Chuck LaWayne, and Young Old Soul.
Borinquen Gallo is an Italian-Puerto Rican Bronx-based artist whose work delves into themes of beauty, community, socio-cultural systems and structures through sculpture and installations made using a range of repurposed materials.
We’re celebrating Halloween month here on the Music Meetup—let’s get spooky!
Bestselling Author Eric Weiner rides the great rails of this Earth in search of life lessons from dead Philosophers.
There was a presidential debate last Tuesday, and Trump has COVID. Photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons
Wayne Ski explains why you should watch the Social Dilemma documentary. Make sure to follow us on Instagram @BTRtoday. Stay Safe.
This week Kimberly speaks with the members of Collective View— a New York based group of female identified art professionals and their current traveling exhibition titled Private View . The exhibition, which travels between the homes of each participant, was conceived during the COVID-19 lockdown as a way to visually highlight the importance of art and connection in times of forced social distancing. Images courtesy of Collective View Aimee Burg Untitled (brown insulation), 2020 Hand-dyed silk, crocheted mason line, sand, recycled packaging insulation, wood, porcelain 13.25 x 10 x 2 in Julia Goldman Mom’s Car 6, 2020 Oil on canvas 11 x 14 in KB Jones and Gabriela Salazar Installation Tamar Ettun Orange Creatures (Aimee), 2018 20 x 30 x 2 in Private View Installation  
This week we chat w/ A.F. Cortés about his doc. ‘Brooklyn Is Burning’ & spin tunes from some of the featured artists.
How does the Best Picture Oscar winner from 2010 hold up ten years on? Also, music from Nasimiyu
A powerful exploration of what a woman ‘can’ be when what she ‘should’ be is no longer an option.
The New York Times publishes a trove of information about Trump’s tax returns, and Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. photo courtesy of Salud Carba via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from Las Kass, 50 Jumpers, Ruste Juxx, and more.
Karmel Sabri (b. 1995) is a socially engaged Palestinian artist, organizer, and designer whose work seeks to beg the endless question of Palestine in an alternative lens which celebrates culture and fosters meaningful discussion.
This week we get experimental, environmental, & fall in love with the vocals of Denitia—plus, we chat & spin some of her tracks.
Meet Nikkiesha McLeod. Charlie Kaufman’s ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things.’ Plus music by Photo Ops.
In this breathtaking collection of short fiction, his first-ever anthology, James Rollins brings together ten thrilling stories that dig a little deeper into his creative stomping grounds and open vistas into new landscapes and characters.
Nikkiesha interviews Black Cxspxr, artist and founder of the Black/trans label Trans Trenderz. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died, the continued discussion of John’s story on the overlap between cops and far right groups, and NYC once again pushes back the start of in-person schooling. photo courtesy of Ben J via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from Omen44, Cut Beetlez, and Conway The Machine.
Tariku Shiferaw’s ongoing body of work titled, “One of These Black Boys,” Shiferaw explores mark-making in order to address the physical and metaphysical spaces of painting and societal structures
This week we have a lot of laughs w/ NYC-based trio Brandy. Plus, we listen to their brand-spankin’ new album.
Donald Trump says he’s “up-played” the seriousness of the pandemic. Joe Biden needs to focus on winning. And we all need to worry about election result legitimacy. Plus music from Xanthe Alexis.
John’s story on the overlap between the police and racist vigilante groups, and NYC teachers refuse to enter buildings with one week left till students are set to arrive in schools. photo courtesy of Old White Truck via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from MC WhiteOwl, Sum-01 x Lxvndr, and Onyx.
Stephanie Land is a Brooklyn-based artist whose practice is built upon a traditional photography background and developed through an acquired printmaking process. She received her B.A. in Photography at Columbia College Chicago and her M.F.A. in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London. Throughout the conversation Stephanie and Kimberly spoke about Stephanie’s project titled White: Silence, an installation-based exploration of her own whiteness. They also talk about anti-racism*, family histories and the importance of communication. Suggested links Color of Change SURJ Building Black Bed Stuy  Medium Tings Equator Productions TaraAura Ashya All images courtesy of the artist Stephanie Land, Alginate and Copper Wire, 2019, 168 x 96 x 12 Inches Stephanie Land, Tending To was developed as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space program and photographed at LMCC’s Studios in the Arts Center on Governor’s Island. Stephanie Land, Tending To was developed as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space program and photographed at LMCC’s Studios in the Arts Center on Governor’s Island. Stephanie Land, Archival digital print on Hahnemuhle Stephanie Land, Archival digital print on Hahnemuhle
This week I chat about Drugs… Not those kinds of drugs—the band from Long Beach, CA Drugs.
Paul Ollinger on the psychology of money. New movie, ‘Buyoyancy.’ Plus music by Oginalii and HaStyle Rhymes
A profoundly moving and unconventional mother-daughter saga, ‘The Last Story of Mina Lee’ illustrates the devastating realities of being an immigrant in America. 
Joe Biden, Donald Trump, 2020 Presidential campaign, suburbs, riots, backlash, white flight.
Today’s show features “Fight” by DMC produced by Bumpy Knuckles.
Kimberly speaks with Matt Hulse about his recent feature length film titled ‘Sound of the Future’ and his award winning photo series.
This week I chat w/ Canadian artist Päter who’s sweet, down to earth and her music has a bit of everything.
A stirring historical novel about 19th century Vienna and the tragedy and dynamic passion that inspired Ludwig van Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.
A roundup of the RNC and the white supremacist shooting in Kenosha. photo courtesy of Lightburst via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from Kev Brown, Nomad Carlos, and Young Old Soul.
Nicholas is a reductive painter living and working in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
This week we feature Rebelmatic—an NYC thrasher and basher hardcore punk band.
VoiceLove connects COVID-19 patients to loved ones in a low-cost way. New movie, ‘Mr. Jones.’ Plus music from Shamir and Space Sluts.
‘New York Times’ bestselling author Laura Lippman collects recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that will resonate with a large audience.
This week, Nikkie interviews Leilani of Witch Prophet about their album, ‘DNA Activation,’ as well as their experience in the music industry as a Black and queer artist based in Toronto. This podcast is produced by Stereoactive Media.
A round up of the DNC, and initial thoughts on the RNC. photo courtesy of John Lucia via Wikimedia commons
Today’s show features Bitcoin by the Audible Doctor.
This week Kimberly speaks with Philippa Tapada, a New York based attorney who talks about her experience of leaving the art field to pursue a career in law.
This week is SUPER exciting because we’ve got pioneering punk Rodney Anonymous from The Dead Milkmen on the show.
Economist L. Randall Wray on bold economic solutions for the pandemic. New movie, ‘She Dies Tomorrow.’ Plus music from Nejma Nefertiti and Carriers.
Stephen Kiernan and the fictionalized account of the life of Charlie Fisk, a gifted mathematician who was drafted into Manhattan Project.
Harris is the VP, and more school updates. photo courtesy of the Office of Senator Kamala Harris via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features a new joint by wizisbeast called “Masterpiece Theater” produced by J57.
This week Kimberly speaks with Gelah Penn, who recently had a solo show titled Uneasy Terms at Undercurrent in Brooklyn. Throughout their conversation Gelah and Kimberly talk about Galah’s work in relation to narrative, sculpture, materiality and literature. All images by Etienne Frossard All images courtesy of the artist Ebb Tide (Site-responsive installation), 2019 Various synthetic materials, dimensions variable At ODETTA, Chelsea, NYC I/LXVI (from Clarissa Collages), 2019 I/XLVIII (from Clarissa Collages), 2019 Notes on Clarissa (Volume I), 2019 Installation of 99 collages Exhibition cards, various synthetic materials Various dimensions In “Uneasy Terms” at Undercurrent, Brooklyn, NY Notes on Clarissa (Volume II), 2019 Installation of 99 collage Exhibition cards, various synthetic materials Various dimensions In “Uneasy Terms” at Undercurrent, Brooklyn, NY Uneasy Terms by Gelah Penn at Undercurrent Uneasy Terms by Gelah Penn at Undercurrent Stele #9, 2019 Polyester mesh, lenticular plastic, plastic garbage bags, plastic mesh, silicone tubing, staples, Styrofoam ball, Velcro, eyelets, T-pins 90 x 49 x 30 inches Stele series, installation view, 2019 Various synthetic materials, dimensions variable In “Uneasy Terms” at Undercurrent, Brooklyn, NY Stele series, installation view, 2019 Various synthetic materials, dimensions variable In “Uneasy Terms” at Undercurrent, Brooklyn, NY
This week we get dark & theatrical with Atlanta, GA based group Immaterial Possession.
Journalist David Moore on the influence of corporate lobbyists on the DNC. Plus music from Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose, Lotion Princess, Forever Honey, and Looms.
A fiercely personal and startlingly universal essay collection about the mysteries of gender and desire, of identity and class, of the stories we tell and the places we call home.
The 6 month switcheroo from praising teachers to shaming them, the prognosis for winter, and the latest on the Washington pandemic response. Photo credit: By AugusteBlanqui – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features The Nerve by Young Old Soul.
Edward V Kelley is an Ohio-based artist whose work explores notions of technology, memory and the absurd.
This week I chat with Amsterdam-based artist Nana Adjoa—she’s half Dutch, half Ghanian, & all angelic vocals.
It’s been a weird year in general — and that includes for movies and movie lovers. We discuss some that have managed to be released so far that are worth a look.
One life-changing summer. Charlie meets Fran…
Looming disaster as some schools are still set to reopen in the fall, and DHS ties leftists to foreign powers. photo courtesy of BreaWycker via Wikimedia Commons
Wayne Ski brings the second part to his conversation with DJ E-Clyps about systematic racism. Make sure to follow us on Instagram @BTRtoday.
Nicole Finley is a Tulsa-based artist whose work surrounds ideas of personal narrative, home and the American Dream.
This week I chat w/ experimental indie artists Romy Church aka e4444e from Newcastle, Australia.
A compelling portrait of youth, love, and a lost era of New York.
Frontline’s Micheal Kirk joins us to discuss his new documentary The United States of Conspiracy. Also, protests escalate beyond Portland. photo courtesy of Henryodell via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features a conversation with producer DJ E-Clyps.
This week Kimberly speaks with Richard Bottwin, an artist and art educator who works with wood and abstraction.
We get local and we get hardcore with NYC punk rockers Red Arkade this week!
Matt Ruby chats w/ Rabbi Avram Mlotek about Judaism and our current crises–and his new book. Plus music by Worriers and Seán Barna.
One of the New York Times’ 20 Books to Read in 2020.
Teachers unions in Florida sue Governor DeSantis over reopening schools, federal agents snatch and grab protesters in Portland, and Trump says he will send federal troops to more cities. photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from Nomad Carlos, Moemaw Naedon, Cut Beetlez, and more.
Kristen Racaneillo, a partner and curator at Field Projects Gallery, an independent artist, activist and academic, talks about the Field Project’s  Corona + project, Black Lives and her thoughts on the role that art plays during difficult and distressing times. MarcelinaGonzales_CoronaCare comp from Field Projects.  
Immersed in the NYC music scene for years, Diane Gentile has some wise words about it.
This week we get bluesy, twangy, & pure rocker with Diane and The Gentle Men from NYC.
We discuss new movies ‘House of Hummingbird’ and ‘Palm Springs.’ Plus music by Napoleon da Legend and NO ICE’s Jamie Frey.
‘Members Only’ follows an Indian-American college professor through one week, as he’s chastised for being racist by his all-white tennis club following a major misstep with an African-American potential new member, and denounced as a reverse racist by a group of conservative students
James Bluemel on the new Frontline documentary “Once Upon a Time in Iraq.” Also, 5.4 million Americans lost their health insurance, and Trump and DeVos threaten to defund school districts that won’t open. photo courtesy of Ben McLean via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from Stove God Cook$ & Roc Marciano, Young Old Soul, Cut Beetlez, and more.
Kimberly speaks with filmmaker Megan Sperry about her current film Beyond Shelter, a documentary that explores the struggles formerly incarcerated women face when trying to reintegrate into society.
We chat with Jersey-native/London-based multi-talented artist Baba Ali and listen to all his latest releases.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton is now more available to view than ever before, but it’s also more open to criticism of its portrayal of slaveholding founding fathers.
A fascinating historical story set at the 1936 Olympic Games, based on true history of the members of the first integrated women’s Olympic team, and exploring still-relevant themes of patriotism, athleticism, and equality.
Breonna Taylor and gentrification, who gets to have open streets, and higher ed in the pandemic. photo courtesy of Philafrenzy via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from Solomon Childs, Cut Beetlez, Lyric Jones and more.
This week Kimberly speaks with Garett Yahn, a Massachusetts-based artist working in drawing. Throughout the conversation they talk about abstraction, drawing his artistic process and, of course, emojis. All images courtesy of artist
This week I chat with the Canadian punk rockers The OBGMs and listen to their new & old music.
The inspirational story of one woman learning to surf and creating a new life in gritty, eccentric Rockaway Beach.
States that have reopened have now reclosed, and the absolute miss of pulling old movies and shows for racism rather than changing policy. photo courtesy of Charles E. Spirtos via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from Young RJ & Mega Ran, Danny Brown, Dynasty and more.
This week Kimberly speaks with UK-based Salma Ahmad Caller and NY-based artist and educator Jalilah Jackman.
This week we chat w/ Danny Denial about his music, newest album, & living in the Autonomous Zone.
The book on everyone’s mind this week, “The Room Where It Happened.” No, I don’t have Former National Security Advisor on the phone or in the studio, unfortunately, but I do offer some thoughts on the President, the upcoming election, freedom, and democracy.
There’s no room for kids in the coronavirus policies, and states continue to see record numbers of new cases. photo courtesy of Usernet123u via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from Josiah The Gift, Bishop Nehru, Jason Famous Beats and more.
This week Kimberly speaks with Elisabeth Smolarz about her at-home photography gallery Spectral Lines and  the video art exhibition she curated in the window of her apartment building and Maria Rapicavoli about her project Home Made.    
This week we dive into indie hip-hop and have a chat with rappers Mega Ran and Young RJ.
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.
In this pulse-pounding third action thriller for fans of Brad Thor and David Baldacci, hero Tom Locke, introduced in ‘Shadow War’ and ‘Deep Black’, must stop traitors and ruthless mercenaries working together to overthrow the president.
Atlanta police kill Rayshard Brooks, Mariame Kaba calls to abolish the police in the New York Times, and an activist is found dead after posting about her sexual assault. photo courtesy of John Knefel
Today’s show features music from K-Prez x Castle Money Beats, Young RJ & Mega Ran, Josiah The Gift, and more.
This week Kimberly speaks with Marco North about COVID’s effect on filmmaking and his new still photography project “When The World Was Small,” which consists entirely of images taken at home.
Her debut album encourages change and adds fuel to the passion within.
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.
A compelling and indelible story set in small town America that examines the burden of guilt, the bitter price of forgiveness, and the debts we owe our dead, both recent and distant.
Week 2 of the nationwide protest for Black lives.
Today’s show features music from Bumpy Knuckles, Young RJ & Mega Ran, Brady Watt and more.
This week Kimberly speaks with Noah Gomez about his COVID-inspired video “Finding Comfort Through Lack of Control” and Erin LaSorsa about Feed the Freelancers.
Please support Black artists/musicians and help make their voices heard. (Helpful links included!)
George Floyd was murdered on Monday, May 25th. Protests followed, with police riots in response.
James Joyce was her father. Samuel Beckett was her lover. This is her story.
It’s been a week of protests and police brutality across the country since the Minneapolis police killed George Floyd. photo courtesy of Rose Pineda via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from Young RJ & Mega Ran, ELLI$, RAWLSMATIC and more.
This week’s episode is part one of a series of episodes highlighting the work of artists who are responding to COVID.
This U.K. band takes inspiration from old-school twangy Americana—tune in!
Responsibility chains, intent-behavior gaps, local validators, and incalculable loss… but also koalas and yogurt.
Jeffrey Round is back on Book Talk to talk about the Toronto publishing scene, a real serial killer in Toronto’s gay community, and Book 7 of his Dan Sharp Mysteries.
A black man is killed by Minneapolis police as a white woman in New York City calls the police on a black bird watcher in Central Park.
Today’s show features music from Pre$$ha Dinero, ELLI$, Jamo Gang, Nomad Carlos X Flu and more.
Aika is a second-year graduate student in Columbia’s New Genre program. Their work, a combination of sculpture and performance, explores notions of identity, tradition and the body.
It’s Memorial Day, the first day of summer, and I just turned 28—it’s time to party.
Movies that speak to the experience of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, music by Monteagle
Christopher Moore’s hilarious retelling of a Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Why trust in institutions is low, and how to understand the Tara Reade accusation against Joe Biden. photo courtesy of WhoisJohnGalt via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from ELLI$, Jamo Gang, Ninety and more.
Reyna Hernandez is a South Dakota based artist whose work explores ideas of identity hybridity in relation to her Indigenous bloodlines and westernized education.
Chatting w/ & spinning the newest album from New Zealand psych-rockers Marlin’s Dreaming.
The ins and outs of what it’s like for two parents to raise children during the pandemic. Also, music by Shana Falana.
Where the country stands in terms of lifting public health measures, the Democrats can’t quit austerity, and why the stock market is soaring — at least for now. photo courtesy of  Thomas J. O’Halloran via Wikimedia Commons  
Today’s show features music from ELLI$, Shabaam Sahdeeq & J57, Thorough and more.
Lara Americo is a transgender artist and activist who fights for social justice and LGBTQ rights.
We chat new album ‘Fine Forever,’ quarantine shenanigans, and favorite tracks with Chicago-based indie rockers Varsity.
COVID-19 response bungling. Biden’s VP options. News/media roundup. ‘Driveways’ now on VOD. BTR Live Studio w/ Honey Cutt.
A Harvard grad seeks a mate in a cult that forbids monogamy. To pursue love on her own terms, she must brave exile and learn self-trust.
Jesse Myerson joins us to talk about rent strikes, and Hannah Cohen on the mental health crisis facing health care workers. Credited to the International Film Service, published by the New York Times via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from ELLI$, Jamo Gang, Scope DA Roadrunna and more.
Chrissy LaMaster is an artist whose work explores notions of motherhood, domesticity and the history and theory of craft.
We chat with the creative and introspective solo artist about life, death, and music.
No lockdown for Sweden. US economy in decline. NY cancels primary. News/media roundup. Chris Hemsworth in ‘Extraction.’ Music by Marble Arch.
A rising New York Times reporter tells the compelling story of The Compton Cowboys, a group of African-American men and women who defy stereotypes and continue the proud, centuries-old tradition of black cowboys in the heart of one of America’s most notorious cities.
New York cancels its primary and slashes the education budget, and new corroboration for the allegations against Joe Biden. photo courtesy of The White House via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from Dynasty, Jamo Gang, Freddie Black and more.
Jamezie, a Boston-based transgender artist, recently graduated from The New England School of Art & Design where they concentrated in sculpture, performance, printmaking, and philosophy.
We chat with pioneering indie band The Dears and listen to some of their new tunes.
A preview of the 2020 general election. New movie, Selah and the Spades. And a preview of True Dreams’ BTR Live Studio session.
Einstein, Michael Jackson & Me is Bloom’s story-the strange tale of a scientific expedition into the dark underbelly of science and fame where new myths and movements are made.
We talk with Miles O’Brien, correspondent for the new Frontline documentary “Coronavirus Pandemic.” photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from Dynasty, Jamo Gang, Josiah The Gift and more.
Cleo Arevalo is a conceptual artist who produces pieces that analyze the pre-established meaning of language as perceived through a multicultural filter.
Time to rock out to Lancaster, U.K.-based duo The Lovely Eggs.
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.
Trusted with the secrets of the wealthy, she can never reveal her own… This week on Book Talk we hear from Alka Joshi about her debut novel ‘The Henna Artist.’
Sanders is out and has endorsed Biden, millennials don’t stand a chance, and Corona updates. photo courtesy of Dan Keck via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from Thorough, Roc Marciano, RAWLSMATIC and more.
Juan Rodriguez Sandoval’s work investigates and documents the ideologies and themes of locality, transnationalism, metaphysics and environmental/historical preservation.
What better way to spend your quarantine then get to know this killer garage punk duo from Canada?
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.
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent series, the Carve the Mark duology, Chosen Ones and various short stories.
Trump finally admits this is going to be very very bad, medical workers and other essential employees don’t have protective equipment, and more reporting shows how much time was wasted in the US response. photo courtesy of NIAID via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from Shabaam Sahdeeq & J57, Thorough, Danny Brown and more.
Hedwig Brouckaert is a New York based Belgian-American artist who works with mass media imagery to create highly personal works
The UK band Catholic Action sings brutal truths about politics to some ’90s rock-infused thrasher garage rock—tune in!
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, 24×20, 2018 Go Go Go acrylic and spray paint on board, 30×24, 2019 Vicious Circle acrylic and spray paint on panel, 18×14, 2019 Shake It spray paint and acrylic on board, 40×30, 2019 acrylic, spray paint and marble dust on board, 24×18, 2015 It Goes Something Like This 1 acrylic, spray paint and marble dust on board, 24×18, 2015 This is How We Survive the Universe acrylic, spray paint and marble dust on board, 10×8 each, 2016 Elevator Hum spray paint, acrylic, molding paste and marble dust on linen, 24×18, 2017 It Goes Something Like This 4 acrylic, spray paint and marble dust on board, 24×18, 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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