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This week on Book Talk DJ Kory takes you through his highlights from 2011. We will hear some of the best moments, wittiest responses and most entertaining readings from the last 52 episodes of Book Talk.
Tim Fitzgerald (@diceytroop) on livetweeting GAs & presenting OWS to a Unitarian congregation, Obama's drone program continues as Democrats keep quiet, and Fargo's international terrorism unit is beefed up and ready to save the world.
Happy New Year! Can you believe that 2012 is here? And already it promises to be an exciting year for both fashion AND music. Today's Sew & Tell guest is the perfect guide to help us look back and remember the trends and style developments of 2011, as well as anticipate what's coming for 2012. Mary O'Regan is the senior fashion editor for Metro Magazine, a publication dedicated to all the great culture in the Twin Cities region. In addition, Mary maintains a fabulous blog called Art of Wore, and serves as editor-in-chief for several bridal publications. As evidenced by her sharp, incisive, instructive, witty writing and beautiful blog, Mary is plugged directly into the pulse of current fashion, and on today's show, she'll be talking about fashion in 2011, 2012, what it takes to develop a successful fashion blog, and she'll even share her own fashion New Year's resolution. I also have a playlist that I'm super excited about today, filled with my top tracks from the past year. It's unabashedly weighted towards hauntingly beautiful, slightly sad music, but... what can I say? That's what I love. So you'll be hearing this year's releases from Little Scream, Bon Iver, Timber Timbre, Levek, Tom Waits, and more. Turn up the volume, throw open your closet doors, and get ready for a brand new year of looking gorgeous.
Continuing ye recap of 2011 In The Den, we'll be checking out encores of my interviews with Brad Oberhofer, Tunabunny and Conveyor.
Occupy the Holidays interviews with Jeff Smith (@dontbeaputz) & Dwayne Henry (@dwayne_wins), and holiday party advice from one of our favorite characters, the Insecure Chef.
My guest this week is artist Josh Blackwell. He recently curated a show at Zurcher Gallery in new york city called, "Underemployed." The show takes as it's inspiration an essay by Oscar Wilde, which argues that art suffers when it is obliged to reflect and regurgitate the images and logic of the reality and culture that govern our daily lives. Instead, Josh set out in search of works that reveal the potential for alternative realities and fantastical logics contained in the materials and objects we encounter every day.
recorded in: Continuing my recap of 2011 In The Den, we'll be checking out an encore of my first interview with White Birds. I recorded this beast after the band's set at Pianos in New York City, back in the Fall. I love this palaver... 00:00 Intro 00:28 Latola says hello, friend… 01:51 Conversation with White Birds, outside Pianos NYC 06:48 Bee Hive - White Birds 10:16 Conversation with White Birds, outside Pianos NYC 15:59 Floating Hands - White Birds 18:37 Conversation with White Birds, outside Pianos NYC 22:05 Veins Lined With Rust - White Birds 25:13 Conversation with White Birds, outside Pianos NYC 29:09 Hondora - White Birds 31:44 Conversation with White Birds, outside Pianos NYC 35:05 Camaraderie At Arms Length - The Caretaker 39:50 Libet's Delay - The Caretaker 43:25 Latola says goodbye, friend… 45:20 County Line - Cass McCombs 51:00 The Shrine/An Argument - Fleet Foxes 59:07 Finish ("White Birds" EP art) White Birds Live: Jan 30 at Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY Feb 3 at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA ("Helplessness Blues" art) Fleet Foxes Live: Jan 2 at Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia Jan 3 at Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia Jan 4 at Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia Jan 6 at Palais Theatre in Melbourne, Australia Jan 7 at Southbound Music Festival in Busselton, Australia Jan 8 at Southbound Music Festival in Busselton, Australia Jan 10 at The Tivoli in Queensland, Australia Jan 11 at The Tivoli in Queensland, Australia ("An Empty Bliss Beyond This World" art) The Caretaker Live: No shows, probably ever. If this dude ever plays live, I can't even fathom what it would entail. ("Wit's End" art) Cass McCombs Live: Dec 31 at Boston Public Library in Boston, MA
Stephen Bloom's hateful Iowa smear, How to give Bronx after school students Christmas gifts, and Ron Paul's racist newsletters are back in the news. Plus, a fully produced radio play about when John was a Cartier gift wrapper.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Holiday Week we take a look back at the year that was and talk about our biggest sports stories of the year and discuss what we’ll be tuning into over the Holidays.
Merry Christmas to all! Today is Christmas day, so Book Talk will focus on three stories about Christmas: Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, A Christmas Surprise. Enjoy the holiday, and get in that Christmas spirit with Book Talk.
On the ground at the protest to save Washington Irving High School, Twitter terrorism, and a live set of the two of us telling the arrest story at Penny's Open Mic in the East Village.
Happy Holiday Week! I know that most of you probably have all of your holiday shopping finished, but just in case there are a few late gifters out there, I thought I'd compile a gift guide from this year's Sew & Tell guests. And even if you have your list checked off, hey - it never hurts to start planning for next year, right? You'll hear interview clips and get tons of gift ideas today from Sew & Tell guests over the last year, including Payal Luthra, Carrie Parry, Belinda Pasqua of The Sway, Abe and Tyler from Outlier, Erica and Claire from Of a Kind, and Jill Scharmen of Nola Bella. They've got everyone covered, from your mom to your man, yourself to your bff (best fashionista friend)! Plus, a great mix of music including some Christmas tunes from Caitlin Rose, Sufjan Stevens, and Saint Etienne, plus a track from Miike Snow and a special cover of The xx's VCR by The Antlers. So get your wishlist out and prepare to make some additions, as we look back on the best buys of Sew & Tell 2011!
Today, an encore of my interview with Suuns, from SXSW 2011, as well as a classic conversation I recorded with Surfer Blood in January of 2010, shortly after "Astro Coast" dropped.
Nearly 50 arrested on 3-month anniversary of OWS – including Bishop George Packard, we escape a police net with our Iowa charm, Bradley Manning's trial has begun, and Vaclav Havel is dead.
This week on the show my guests are artists Ray Sweeten and Lisa Gwilliam. The two artists, who exhibit under the name DataSpaceTime, recently had an exhibition of their work here in Brooklyn called "The Optimum Value of Y." The exhibition was based around portraits and wallpaper made with QR codes --- those matrices of black and white squares we see on advertisements and posters that, when scanned with a smartphone can link the user to anything from a website, to video or text. The way that QR codes link physical objects to bits of data and content on the web, fascinates my guests, and I spoke with them recently in Brooklyn about their interactive QR code prints, the special mobile app they built to explore the pieces and how viewers are feeding their own data back into their artwork.
Episode 271 is a "Best of 2011" episode, featuring interviews with John Maus, Chad VanGaalen and Will Wiesenfeld (of Baths).
More jails stories, Molly's appearance on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and Forbes tells black children what to do.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Conspiracy Week we take a look at the BCS and its unjust rule over College Football and College Sports in general, as well as look at the Jerry Sandusky trial and mull over the current events of the past week in the sports world.
It has been two years since I have been hosting Book Talk and as I fight for residency in this country, I decided to run a two-part series on the best of Book Talk. In Part 1 – heard here – I revisit the best of 2010; some of my favorite interviews and readings from the best authors and editors who appeared on Book Talk. Next week we will take a break from the “look back” theme to discuss some Christmas writing, and then hear from the best of 2011 before the year comes to a close.
John spends 37 hours in jail after being arrested covering an OWS protest. Molly appears on Olbermann and writes about it for Salon. Here's the story.
Think that sustainable fashion means forgoing fur? Fur-get it! Time to shift your perspective, and there's a fresh, made-in-the-USA line of fur outerwear called Iterrati to show you how you can stay warm & glam responsibly. Meredith Eggers and Lisa Federico are two friends in San Francisco who decided to take on a new adventure together. Last year, they launched their own line of re-claimed, re-purposed, re-designed vintage furs called Iterrati. Not only are these gorgeous pieces recycled, but Meredith and Lisa re-imagine them into brand new, chic, modern silhouettes that still preserve their vintage heritage. On today's show, Meredith will talk about how Iterrati began, the process through which they develop vintage furs into new Iterrati pieces, and some of their work with non-profits. Plus, a fabulous playlist full of fun new "stocking stuffer" singles from some of the best names in indie rock today, including of Montreal, Islands, Fol Chen, Spector and more. So stay tuned, stay warm, and join us to learn about sustainable fur…
A mix of excellent songs from 2011 are In The Den for Wednesday - it's that time of year ya'lls...
Radio Dispatch is on repeat today because our own John Knefel was arrested and held for over 36 hours for documenting an OWS action Monday morning. Several other prominent OWS independent journalists were also arrested. John is okay, and his arrest along with 16 others received national media attention. He and the others were released late Tuesday night. In this ENCORE EDITION of Radio Dispatch (first aired Nov 21, 2011), Molly's conversations w Father Punk, and John's 17 hours on the ground for OWS's day of action.
For the last 25 years my guest, photographer Paul Shambroom, has been photographing American power. In the 1990s he was granted unprecedented access to the US nuclear arsenal, and he traveled the country making images of weapons command sites and intercontinental ballistic missiles. After 9/11 Paul embarked on a new project, documenting the training facilities, equipment and first responder personal involved in the major efforts to prepare for a another terrorist attack on US soil.
It's almost over! Latola and Wynn stroll through Williamsburg on a cold Saturday and start talking about the best of 2011.
Chloe Angyal joins us to discuss the awfulness of New Years Eve (the romcom), Obama's disappointing Plan B decision, and the video of Princeton students mic-checking a JP Morgan rep.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Competition Week we discuss Albert Pujols signing with the Angels and the rise and future of the Miami Marlins, look at the Derek Boogard story in the New York Times and talk more about announcers and broadcasting of sports.
Matthew Zingg's work has appeared in the Cider Press Review, the Madison Review, Low Log, and Opium Magazine among others. He is a co-founder of the writers collective, 1441, and lives in Brooklyn.
On the ground coverage of the December 6th Occupy Our Homes action, USA Today and NY Post write halfway decent stories about D6, Governor Cuomo creates new tax bracket for richest New Yorkers, and Obama refocuses on inequality.
I have the best show EVER today! In honor of Competition Week, I had the enormous privilege of doing a follow up interview with Karen Stewart and Howard Brown, the pioneering forces of sustainable design behind the beautiful brand Stewart + Brown. They were first on Sew & Tell almost exactly two years ago, on the December 11, 2009 show, hosted by DJ Audrey II. Since then, their clothing line has grown even stronger in reputation and recognition, and in October of this year, Karen and Howard were awarded the WGSN Global Fashion Award for "Most Sustainable Brand," beating out several other heavy-weight companies including Levi's and Marks + Spencer. On today's show, we have a rare opportunity to hear from these two experts in the field of sustainable fashion, who will talk about what's changed in the industry over the last ten years, the significance of their WGSN award, the strange plight of hemp farming in the U.S., and even a few Stewart + Brown holiday gift suggestions. Plus, Karen and Howard were DJ's with impeccable taste for today's playlist, and have assembled a mix featuring some of the favorite artists from the BTR catalogue, including Akron/Family, Six Organs of Admittance, Wilderness, Unrest and more. So tune in, turn up, and get ready to learn about the state of sustainable fashion in the U.S. today...
In The Den for Wednesday, Latola talks to DJ Lottie about her favorite bands, artists and albums of 2011 (with cameos from DJ Wynn, and James from the BTR Video Team).
Rev Jesse Jackson speaks at the Nation, we were there to listen in, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo plans on raising taxes on richest New Yorkers, OWS tackles home foreclosure problem head on AND Hermain Cain implodes after having a consensual affair but not 5 accusations of sexual harassment.
This week on the show my guest is painter Jason Brockert. Jason currently has a show up at Iam8bit Gallery in Los Angeles. The show is called American Icons, and features paintings of Atari game cartridges, vintage gaming consoles, and toy action figures from the film Star Wars. The works explore ideas of nostalgia and ask us to reflect on the ways our childhood imaginations cascade into our adult lives.
Finally! It's the In Depth Remix of BTR's First Thanksgiving! 17 minutes of aural lunacy!
John gets penned in while Occupying Obama, the Levin/McCain bill expands terrorism battlefield to entire globe, and women hate all the GOP candidates.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Fantasy Week we naturally take a look at the world of fantasy sports and the people who play them, plus we discuss television reporting of sports and discuss some current events from the sporting world.
Michael Lala grew up mostly in the western United States and Tokyo, and studied writing in Michigan. He is the author of the chapbooks [fire!] ([sic] Detroit) and Under the Westward Night (Knickerbocker Circus). His poems and text art have appeared or will in the Red Cedar Review, Low Log, Underwater New York, HTMLGIANT, I Am a Natural Wonder, and GQ Italy online, among others. He curates Fireside Follies, is a founding member of 1441, and lives and works in Brooklyn.
CUNY protests kick into high gear, DoD contractors descend on Manhattan – and we're there to watch, and Molson Beer's “pre-programmed women” campaign.
What's your fashion fantasy? For the style editors of New York Magazine, that answer is found in Greenpoint-based designer Caycee Black, whose glamorous-but-edgy cocktail dresses they recently deemed utopian. With a background in dance and fine art, Caycee blends the influences of ballet and film into each season's collection, resulting in patterns and garments that strike a perfect balance between bold and dreamy, dark and light, tough and feminine. On today's show, Caycee talks about how she mixes the perfect cocktail of paint, dance, and fashion, what sci-fi films influenced her current F/W collection, and her fantasy picks for celebrities to dress (you will want to stay tuned for this!) Plus, fantastical tracks from some of Caycee's musical clients including Asobi Seksu and Pains of Being Pure At Heart, along with new music from Sharon Van Etten and Blackout Beach. So turn up the volume, and get ready to daydream…
Today's episode continues Latola's exploration of the Personals section on Craigslist; specifically on the topic of Occupy Wall Street.
Role of gender in OWS, Wikileaks wins journalism award in Australia, and the 13 Billion dollars the fed gave the banks in secret.
This week on Art Uncovered artists Paul Brainard and Frank Webster talk about the show they've curated at Allegra LaViola Gallery: Die Like You Really Mean It. The show is on view through December 3rd, 2011.
The first two parts of Latola's in-depth remix of BTR's First Thanksgiving (which originally aired last week) are In The Den for Monday.
Allison Kilkenny on the militarization of police departments nationwide, and two stories about love, one from Maggie Ryan Sandford & one about a man named Jonah.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Dance Week and Thanksgiving we take a look at the history and tradition of football being played on turkey day and debate whether or not dance and cheerleading are sports or not.
Fine Fine Music is a collection of stories about the other side of rock and roll and coming of age in the land that time forgot. Lake Ronkonkoma is stuck in 1981, an alcoholic blackout of unnaturally tanned people waxing their Camaros to Foreigner on cassette and knowing the words to every Billy Joel song whether you want to or not. From an internship making Sea monkey costumes, a childhood fear of “My Buddy” dolls, and a heartbreaking crush on Aerosmith, funny lady Cassie J. Sneider delivers her tales of growing up in a land of fist-pumping Snookies with the antagonistic wit of a record store clerk.
Fox News host calls pepper spray a food item, pepper spray cop is the Internet's new favorite meme, and Mitt Romney's anti-Obama ad is laughably dishonest.
Happy Thanksgiving! Well, sure, it's a day late, but the holiday season is officially underway, and to celebrate, we here at BTR are throwing a dance party! We've got great articles on dance, awesome dance play lists and more this week, including the perfect guest for Sew & Tell. Candice Thompson is an incredibly multi-talented young artist, dancer, and designer, who began dancing at the age of five. She studied ballet at NYU, and was a member of the Milwaukee Ballet company for five years. During her time in Milwaukee, Candice began designing dancewear; when she moved back to New York, she turned her focus to costumes. Now that she's built an impressive resume of costuming experience for a variety of dance, theatre, and live performance events, Candice has focused her stitching talents on visual art as a resident at Brooklyn's Textile Arts Center. On today's show, Candice will talk about how and when she began designing dancewear, her current work as a costumer, dancer, and artist, and a few of her favorite dance tracks! Plus, your very own private dance party play list, with songs from Fitz and the Tantrums, Peter Bjorn & John, Bag Raiders, Yelle and more. Get ready to dance off all remaining evidence of pumpkin pie, right here on Sew & Tell!
Continuing Monday's exploration of the Personals section on Craigslist, Latola skips the Missed Connections and focuses on reading posts regarding the Occupy Wall Street movement.
UC Davis students shame the school's chancellor, the secret Wall Street memo from Speaker Boehner's former advisors, and the super committee fails and that's ok.
My guest this week is video artist Jesse McLean. In her videos Jesse draws on footage from films, reality tv, and you tube-- as will as her own footage --- to craft narratives that examine our emotional relationships to media. She currently has a solo show up at Interstate Projects here in Brooklyn. Jesse spoke with me over the phone from Chicago about her solo show, the role of appropriation in her work and how an obsession wit twilight fans contributed to her art practice.
Latola reads a fresh crop of Lost Thought Bubbles, taken from the latest Missed Connections on Craigslist. Plus, a bonus round of Rants and Raves!
Molly's conversations w Father Punk, and John's 17 hours on the ground for OWS's day of action. More information at theradiodispatch.com 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 Molly's conversations with Czech revolutionaries 27:13 John's long day covering OWS on November 17 59:07 Dry Lake - High Places / Credits 60:32 Finish Arms linked in morning 99 on Verizon building On BK Bridge
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Moving/Housing week we discuss the film Moneyball and how baseball is affected by science over the intangibles, like heart. We also focus on major trades and how that affects player’s lives as well as major team moves and what that does to a team’s fan base.
After the death of his father and an ego-damaging breakup, unemployed college dropout Billy MacKenzie finds himself in a series of disastrous scenarios that take him from his Jersey Shore home to Boston, Philadelphia and Brooklyn. When his best friend Brian confronts him about finding a job to alleviate his misery, drug-addled Billy makes a bet with him- with unexpected consequences. The Pissant’s Bet combines satire, realism and slapstick against a backdrop of hipster parties, communal living and bourgeois-bohemian life at the beginning of the 21st century, while asking the question “What motivates someone to make art?”
John gives his on-the-ground report of the raid of Liberty Square, aka Zuccotti Park on Tuesday morning. That, plus the significance of the 18-mayor conference call Jean Quan recently mentioned.
"[It's about] making space for the things you love." - Korinne Kubena Belock What better way to wind down the year and welcome the cold than with a beautified nest? This week's show is dedicated to spatial organization and design - those aesthetic and logistical choices that improve your environment, whether it's work or home, and bring the best holiday gift a girl could wish for: sanity. Korinne Kubena Belock honed her organizational chops in the world of politics, working alongside Mayor Blumberg and other politicians, ensuring efficiency in their campaigns. Now she's translated those talents for a new client: you. Korinne started Urban Simplicity last year, and offers civilians her one-on-one services in personal organization. From children's bedrooms to office suites to hectic life transitions, she creates solutions for each situation and teaches her clients tactics that will enable them to better manage their own lives. Who couldn't use some of that? On today's show, Korinne graciously offers some organizational wisdom, insight into the impossible (aka storage solutions for small spaces), and even a few pointers of practical, but fashionable, holiday gifts! Plus, music on the show from Dark Dark Dark, The Do, Avey Tare, and a new track from Raleigh Moncrief followed by the Baths remix of… that very same track from Raleigh Moncrief. Remember that pile of papers in the corner you've been avoiding all year? Don't worry - just turn up the volume! Korinne and BTR are here to help.
In honor of Housing Week, Latola, Avi, Jake, Thompson and Patrick talk about New York City rents and living conditions.
Short hair on girls makes them unattractive & weird, apparently, NY Times fails multiple times in multiple ways, and Occupy round up from Oakland to Seattle back to NYC.
This week on the show I'm joined by photojournalist Arthur Pollock. Over the last 50 years, Arthur has photographed some of the landmark events in our country's history --- including the student protests to the Vietnam war and the space shuttle challenger explosion. He has also documented countless day to day stories and features for some of the country's top news outlets. In the early 1980s Arthur joined the staff of the Boston herald, and over the course of his career has been the recipient of numerous awards including the World Press Award as well as the National Press Photographers Association Picture of the Year award. He is currently a assistant photo editor at the Boston Herald.
Danny Solomon, Nick Maritato, and Robert Dean join Radio Dispatch for a very special Goodbye Goof Troop. Danny's leaving for LA, and it turns out he's got a favorite Thanksgiving dish, with bacon.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Inspiration week take a look at the recent scandal at Penn State University, talk about the NYC Marathon, the recent basketball game on an air craft carrier and Tim Tebow’s inspiration.
Zine – We’ll Never Have Paris. Narrative nonfiction 'for all things never meant to be.' A NYC-based, print-only, small press lit zine published twice a year. All back issues are sold out. Now available: WNHP8: Rejection.
Dan Feidt on the power of live-streaming in the Occupy movement, as well as our election round up from Maine, Mississippi, Arizona, and Ohio. Oh, and Herman Cain is a trainwreck.
It's Inspiration Week on Sew & Tell, and I have two of the most inspiringly creative friends, designers and collaborators on the show for you today! Nana Spears and Naomi Clark began their studio in 2009 after a successful project in which the curator and artist worked together to produce Naomi's MFA thesis show. The Brooklyn-based design collective Fort Makers quickly followed, and over the past two years it has been host to a wide variety of projects, from scarves to blankets, silk dresses to furniture. The unifying threads that run through these myriad expressions are a playful sensibility united with expert craftsmanship and functional design, yielding products that are perfected in both form and function. On today's show, Nana and Naomi talk about the experiences that led to the formation of Fort Makers, the creation of their bold, unique silk garments, and plans for the upcoming Fall 2012 collection. All that, plus some inspirational new music! Tracks today off the latest albums from Cass McCombs, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Pterodactyl, and Peggy Sue. So stick around, pull out your notepad, and get ready for a whirlwind of inspiration!
A conversation between Latola, Thompson and Patrick, at the BTR office, regarding inspiration. Plus, Latola talks about new music that's been inspiring him.
Recapping the Tar Sands White House protest, Bank Transfer Day is a success, and Herman Cain's “lewd” behavior. Also, John and Molly really crap all over David Brooks.
My guests this week are filmmakers Ian Markiewicz and Alex Hammond. They are the co-directors of Better Than Something: Jay Reatard, a film that tells the story of Memphis garage rock auteur Jay Reatard.
A conversation with DJ Wynn at his new apartment in Manhattan (first Queens, then Bushwick, then Williamsburg, now... Chelsea!)
Chris Hedges talks to us about why Goldman Sachs is so awful, Jon Stewart continues his dismal OWS coverage, & Mike Bloomberg tells Occupier to eat cake.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Halloween Week we first ask why we put up with so much to live in a place like New York City, the recap the World Series, discuss the LSU-Alabama game, the NBA lockout, and the athlete Halloween costume, not Kory’s favorite.
This week on Book Talk I discuss the OWS movement and a book about the history and mystery of the Federal Reserve and the banking system in our country, The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin. I then go on to discuss the fall of MF Global and Jon Corzine. I also examine the deep friendship between Johnny Depp and Hunter S. Thompson--a relationship that has given us great books and now a great film, The Rum Diary. Finally, in keeping with the Halloween theme on BTR, I end the show with a reading of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe.
Ethan Buckner takes us inside OWS, Karen Finerman of CNBC's Fast Money tells us what's happening with MF Global, and Rick Perry's mental degeneration continues unabated.
Boo! Welcome to a special Halloween episode of Sew & Tell! What's everyone's favorite part of Halloween (besides candy)? The opportunity it offers us to get dressed up, to transform ourselves through clothes, makeup, and props, and become someone we're not the other 364 days of the year. This permission to exercise creativity in costume embodies the relationship of style and identity in a way no other event can match - not even Fashion Week. So, in honor of this fashion-forward fete, I spoke with an industry professional this week. Kathryn Smith is a Maine-based costume designer and stylist for film and print. Her path to wardrobe was indirect, but it perfectly pairs her passion for expressive clothes and storytelling. Kate has built a reputation within Maine as the go-to wardrobe designer, and has experience with a wide variety of projects - from national print ad campaigns to feature and indie films. On today's show, Kate talks about how she got from set painting to wardrobe, some of the considerations that make costume design unique, a few of her childhood style role models, and even shares some fantasy Halloween costume ideas. Plus, a wonderfully dark play list featuring tracks from Tom Waits, Surfer Blood, Spectrals, and even a collaboration between Dirty Projectors and Bjork. So turn up the volume and settle in to this week's story - who knows? You might even get inspired to wear your costume again this weekend…
Today, a conversation with BTR's own Jakob Schnaidt, regarding the horror story he wrote in honor of Halloween. Plus, an encore of the BTR's staff comedic take on Sleepy Hollow...
Annie Jay, an organizer for Occupy Dubuque, joins us to talk about what Occupy in the heartland looks like. We also speak with UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty Magdalena Sepulveda about US and European austerity measures.
In 2001, after 9/11, U.S. politicians instructed Americans to grieve and mourn the national tragedy in the most American of ways: They told us to go shopping. This call for consumption as a patriotic response to the 9/11 attacks baffled my guest, photographer Brian Ulrich, and inspired him to start what became a ten-year project investigating the phenomenon of American consumerism.
Today, a lengthy conversation with The Banjees, a quartet out of Brooklyn, New York. Plus, a bonus chat with BTR's own DJ Pat!
Occupy Oakland solidarity march gets intense (and John was there for the whole thing), NY Gen Assembly sends $20K & 100 tents to support Occupy Oakland, and Injured Iraq Vet Scott Olsen shows signs of recovery.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Radio Week we talk about our reactions to the World Series and how we choose who to root for when our team’s not in it, and how listening to sports on radio has changed in our lifetimes and how it will continue to change as well as how radio technology is used in sports.
Compared to the famed Shakespeare and Company by Gonzague Pichelin, a French filmmaker whose award-winning documentary "Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man" celebrates the legendary Parisian shop and its late proprietor George Whitman, The Raconteur is a bookstore in Central New Jersey owned by Alex Dawson and John W. McKelvey. The Raconteur sits on no river and while Shakespeare and Co. faces Notre dame, this Metuchen shop stands across from, well, a dry cleaner, but with its looming bookcase "corridors," an in-house publishing company, and strong connections to many acclaimed poets and novelists, similarities to what Dawson calls his "romantic model" abound.
Oakland Police Dept creates a warzone in the streets, what does the future hold for Occupy, and does the Occupy movement have a race problem?
Happy Friday! What could be better than a week that celebrates fashion AND radio? Nothing… except maybe an interview with the creator of this very radio show, Sew & Tell. That's right, today my guest is none other than the stylish, savvy DJ with impeccable taste in both music and clothes, Caroline Sloan. Carrie is better known around the station as DJ Audrey II, the voice and mind behind the masterfully-mixed nocturnal playlist on BreakThru Radio's Night Show. But, as some of you might remember, DJ Audrey II was also the original visionary and host of Sew & Tell. On today's show, Carrie will talk about her first interview, some of the challenges and surprising discoveries she found in creating a weekly fashion talk show, and a few of her favorite shops, fall wardrobe finds, and upcoming trends for Spring/Summer 2012. Plus, don't miss her awesome 80's Halloween costume reveal! Also, great music in the mix today from Austra, Class Actress, Moby, Elliott Smith, Jens Lekman and more. So join us for a journey back in time to the start of BTR's own fashion radio show!
An interview with Brigitte and Mary Jane of the Athens, Georgia-based band Tunabunny (recorded at Bruar Falls during CMJ 2011)
Tape of Cornel West at the stop stop & frisk rally in Harlem, a round up of OWS activities, & a short story from author Maggie Sandford.
This week on Art Uncovered: French filmmaker Laure Flamarion. She is the co-director of the new film "Somewhere to Disappear." The film follows renown photographer Alec Soth as he travels across America in search of men living on the margins of society. Laure and her co-director Arnaud document Alec as he meets and photographs an intriguing cast of modern day hermits living in caves, mountain cabins, and in remote swaths of desert.
A quick chat with Wally DeBacker, of Gotye, and a longer conversation with Brad Oberhofer, of Oberhofer, from CMJ 2011. Plus, Latola and Wynn talk about the music marathon...
OWS fills the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hearing, and we have tape of it. Also, Mitt Romney has no idea how women's bodies work, unsurprisingly.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Book Week we discuss how well sports translate to fiction writing as well as what some of our favorite sports books, and Kory takes us through learning a playbook and we also discuss the recent revelations concerning the Boston Red Sox.
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Gov. Gary Johnson, Presidential candidate for the GOP, joins us on today's show to discuss his party's history of marginalizing working class people, gays, and people of color. Plus, tape from the rally outside District Attorney Cy Vance's office to begin investigations into police misconduct, and our discussion of the let women die bill.
Calling all fashion fans! As the weather turns cooler, what better time to curl up with your journal? Or, better yet, wear it? For today's show, in honor of BTR's Book Week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Margaux and Walter Kent, the husband-and-wife design team behind a beautiful line of wardrobe, home and garden accessories created from repurposed antique and vintage materials. They offer hand-bound leather journals, both in a traditional book size and as functional miniatures you can wear around your neck (!), beautiful repurposed wood pieces for home and garden, waxed canvas totes, and more. On today's show, Margaux and Walter tell us the story of how Peg and Awl began, where they find some of the treasures they work with, and a few of their favorite reads. Plus, a great set of vintage country-folk-pop tracks from artists like Gunieafowl, Real Estate, Nikki Lane, and more! So settle in with your journal and get ready to take some style notes...
CMJ 2011 begins In The Den: an interview with Hugo Manuel of Chad Valley, and Jonquil, plus another chat with Alex Tween, of The Forms, all outside Pianos in New York City. DJ Wynn co-hosts.
Occupy Wall Street holds a General Assembly meeting in Washington Square Park on Sunday night, we analyze Obama's MLK speech, and Dr Pepper is only for men.
This week on Art Uncovered I speak with Steve Lambert. Steve makes objects and creates experiences that connect idealistic and radical ideas with everyday life. His works offer glimpses a better (dare I say utopian?) world, and allow us to ask, "well what if?"
Wynn and Latola go to Bruar Falls for a free night of music, and talk about horror film soundtracks, mushroom clouds, annoying NYC apartment brokers and the upcoming CMJ Music Marathon.
Today's show is a round up of Occupy Wall Street's Thursday evening events through Saturday night. John and Molly managed to both not get arrested and bring you the best on-the-ground coverage of Occupy Wall Street you'll find anywhere.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Sibling Week we welcome Kristy’s twin sister into the studio and talk about how sibling rivalries translate naturally to the sports world. Plus we look at some current events from the sports world.
Timothy Malcolm Smith, a young Creative Director at a cozy ad agency in East Central London, has warmed the hearts of an entire nation with his creativity and charisma, and is being hailed as one of London’s best creative minds ever. Having arrived at the pinnacle of fame in England, Timmy has shifted his sights beyond his home shores, to New York City. Since he began his career in advertising, it had been Timmy’s ambition to one day set foot in the Big Apple unannounced, and astound the city within days of his arrival, not with his mind, but with his feet.
Occupy Iowa spreads to 7 cities, Occupy Dallas stands its ground against the cops, and the GOP candidates suggest policies that would cripple the economy. All that, plus a new installment of John and Molly Fix Your Life.
Greetings from Minnesotat! That's right, fashionistas, I took the show out to the Midwest, where I'm visiting my parents and basking in beautiful fall colors. I'm also in one of the best under-the-radar cool scenes in the U.S. - forget the overhyped streets of Williamsburg, the Twin Cities have double to hip factor, with a thriving art and music scene. The fashion industry in Minneapolis and St. Paul is also growing, and over the years, several independent designers have emerged as fresh talent. Today, I speak with Laine Sou Weinberg, a member of that community who has seen the industry change over the last twenty years, and adapted her beautiful line to keep going strong. She and husband Richard Weinberg started KOKOON as college students, and as the business has evolved, they've perfected the art of contemporary-but-classic wardrobe basics that any woman will want. On today's show, Laine tells us the story of how their business began, what's behind the unique name KOKOON, and just what women she has in mind when she creates her fluid designs. Plus, tons of musical goodies in the playlist today, including brand new Joe Henry, My Brightest Diamond and Casiokids, plus a sneak preview of Deer Tick's upcoming release. End of summer means the fun's just started on BTR!
Interviews with Alex Tween, of The Forms, and Matthew Scheiner, of Tropic Of Pisces, are in El Den for Wednesday!
Jesse Mulert of Occupy Seattle joins us to describe the OWS movement in that city, plus some tape of the General Assembly in NYC's Washington Square Park. Also, Paul Krugman and Alan Greyson lend some mainstream support to OWS.
This week on Art Uncovered: Brooklyn-based painter Jamie Powell. In her paintings Jamie takes advantage of everything her canvas has to offer, painting on both the front and back sides and then cutting into the canvases to expose colored strips of canvas that would usually be facing the wall. The results are playful abstractions inspired by the colors of cartoons and sugary children's breakfast cereals. Jamie has shown her work at FLUXspace in Philadelphia, the 92nd St Y in New York, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and Seton Hall Law School in Newark.
Today, a conversation with Johnnie Cluney: artist and graphic designer for Daytrotter (amongst other things..)
Eye witness account of the Occupy Wall Street Union march, class consciousness is coming to America, and Slate praises Sarah Palin for being a famewhore.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Genre Week we take a look at the upcoming NHL and NBA seasons, get caught up on the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and discuss the various forms or ‘genres’ of the game of football and what it can tell us about regional identities.
How necessary are reviews? The more that books go online, both as products for sale and as content to read, the more they are reviewed in this medium. What is the purpose of the review? What is its intent? Reviewing books, or any art for that matter, is a subjective science; but a necessary one. Today on Book Talk I speak with two founders of websites that use and analyze the art of the book review.
Singer/songwriter Mike Milazzo bangs out some tunes, Occupy Wall Street gets Jeff Mangum, and Sady Doyle on OWS's prominence over Slutwalk.
Fall has begun, and we felt it nip at our heels this week in New York! Yes indeed, it is time for the seasonal wardrobe change-over, and sad as I am to see those sundresses go into storage for the next few months, I am definitely ready to break out my fall boots, sweaters, scarves and hats! Just in time for the first frost, I have a talented designer whose debut Fall/Winter 2011 Collection offers a myriad of elegant solutions for stylish warmth. Shui Chen was born and raised in Taiwan, and after studying fine art there, she came to the U.S. to pursue fashion. And lucky for us! Shui's fall collection is full of Alpaca wool, silk, and leather, offering the warmth of your grandfather's sweater with the modern simplicity and versatility of today's runway. On today's show, Shui will tell us what brought her fine art to fashion, her sculptural approach to garments, what's ahead for Spring/Summer 2012, and her favorite place to find fall leaves in NYC! Plus, in honor of both fall and BTR's Genre Week, today's playlist is a celebration of a few of my favorite musical genres. This is an autumnal mix of freak folk, alt country, vintage surfer-pop and electronica, including artists like Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Sufjan Stevens, Little Scream, Phophorescent, ceo, Bon Iver & more. So stick around and warm up some apple cider...
Latola is currently on the road with White Birds, and today's show will be the fourth of 4 documenting the experience, In The Den.
Part II of our interview with Feministing's Chloe Angyal, as well as Molly's stories from Slut Walk and more news about the 700 arrests this weekend at Occupy Wall Street.
This week on the show my guest is documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry. His newest film is called "If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front." The film tells the story of Daniel McGowan, an environmentalist who was arrested in 2005 on Federal terrorism charges for his role in the burning of two Oregon timber facilities.
Latola is currently on the road with White Birds, and today's show will be the third of 4 documenting the experience, In The Den.
US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki has been assassinated, Occupy Wall Street issues demands, and Melissa Harris Perry offers a retort to her detractors. Plus, Chloe Angyal of Feministing is back for our favorite segment, That Time Of The Month!
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Social Media week, we take a look at the impact that facebook and twitter have had on the college recruiting process and also talk about how social sports leagues have become the new place to meet people.
One good thing about “33 Revolutions Per Minute,” which is subtitled “A History of Protest Songs, From Billie Holiday to Green Day,” is that Mr. Lynskey doesn't waste much time shooting bad political songs like fish in a barrel. He's more interested in protest songs -- Holiday's “Strange Fruit,” Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's “Ohio,” Sam Cooke's “A Change Is Gonna Come” -- that make the hair on your neck stand up, even decades later.
Friday Funday is here, with new goof troop members Amber Nelson and Jake Young, as well as the returning Nick Maritato. The men agree that Ryan Gosling is the best – what do the ladies think??? Also, some of us are just about done with Facebook.
Tomorrow is October, and you know what that means... the start of marathon season! With the Chicago Marathon next weekend, and the New York Marathon just a month away, runners are amping up their game to be in peak physical condition. And increasingly, the tradition of yoga is becoming a part of that preparation. For this week's Sew & Tell, I got to speak with the lovely Sevda Holland, co-founder and designer for a line of organic yoga and performance wear called Prancing Leopard. Sevda and her husband, Bert, started the line in response to a lack of stylish, eco-conscious movement clothing, and their garments definitely fill an important niche in the athletic community. On today's show, Sevda talks about what prompted her and Bert to start the line, some of the causes and communities that Prancing Leopard supports, and a few (exciting!) plans for new Spring 2012 collections. Plus, new Wilco, Dan Mangan, and Astronautalis, as well as two great remixes for you in the playlist! So do some yoga poses, get on those running shoes, and hit the trail with an all new Sew & Tell on BTR!
Latola is currently on the road with White Birds, and today's show will be the first of 4 documenting the experience, In The Den.
Obama is in bed with the banks, NYT's problem with false equivalences, and are white voters abandoning Obama sooner than they did with Clinton?
This week on Art Uncovered I speak with French photographer Céline Clanet. Over the last six years Céline has been traveling to Mazi, a small village in Norwegian Lapland, located in the arctic circle, to photograph the Sami people--- one of the only indigenous arctic communities of continental Europe.
Latola is currently on the road with White Birds, and today's show will be the first of 4 documenting the experience, In The Den.
Troy Davis' execution and Richard Wright's Native Son, booing a gay soldier at GOP debate, and the war on workers continues by shifting the tax burden.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Small Screen Week we take a look at how the ways in which we watch and consume sports have evolved in recent years as well as look at the College sports realignment and the recent controversy from the boxing world.
This week BreakThru Radio has been investigating the small screen—how we use it, why we use it, how it is changing the way we share and receive information and data. Reading is a medium that has perhaps changed the most, more than music, gaming, or video. How has reading changed and why do we continue to read when surrounded with so many other options? I take a look at the history of reading and how technology has changed the way we read.
GOP threatens the Fed, Brit Hume wages class warfare, and DADT is done for. All that, plus Rick Santorum's Google problem isn't going anywhere.
Remember when you didn't have Google Maps on your phone? Printing directions off the internet, asking strangers for help, relying on paper maps... soooo slooooow. All have essentially become a thing of the past, thanks to the wonders and convenience of digital technology! For BTR's Small Screen Week, and celebration of all things smartphone, I had the honor of hosting Jessica Moore and Bill Atkins on the show. This duo is responsible for one of fashion's best organizational tools, the iPhone application Stylebook. Just some of Stylebook's best features include a fully customizable wardrobe, which you can use to plan looks, a virtual inspiration board you can tote around while shopping, and a calendar that helps you keep track of what you wore on which day. It's got all that and more, and on today's show, Jessica and Bill will tell us all about the program development, some of the innovative ways in which customers are using it, and reveal a few details about new features to come in the next update. Plus, we've got a collection of great new folk/alt country/indie rock tracks from Blitzen Trapper, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Armistice and more. Stay on top of all the latest and greatest developments with BTR!
In The Den for Wednesday, a conversation with Brooklyn's own Bezoar (recorded after their set at Monster Island, in Brooklyn, New York, last night).
Obama issues a bold plan – let's see if he sticks with it. Also, a HUGE installment of John & Molly Fix Your Life.
Joining me on the show this week Nicholas de Monchaux. He is the author of a fascinating book called Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo. The book chronicles how the Playtex company -- known for making bras and girdles --- beat out traditional military contractors for the job of designing the spacesuit that Neil Armstrong would eventually wear on the surface of the moon. Nicholas sets this story in the larger context of technology's relationship to the human body touching on everything from androids and Christian Dior to sci-fi and city planning.
In The Den for Monday, Latola and Wynn discuss the end of summer. Plus, live audio from the Brooklyn Book Fair!
Adam Day, singer songwriter, and comedian Nick Maritato join us on today's Radio Dispatch. We also record our first outdoor segment with Jeff and Andrew, who John is with in Florida.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Fashion Week we discuss trends in team uniforms and what some of our favorite logos and jerseys are as well as talk about what attire is appropriate for certain sports.
What do you get when you plop a moody Midwesterner in Manhattan, the land of the quick and the mean, then grant him a dream job and visions of true love? Here, Steve Friedman recounts with utter honesty and mordant clarity those fateful years, starting with his first job at GQ and including his awkward efforts to impress his terrifying boss and find his future wife. For anyone who has ever confronted the endless opportunities of a big city, only to discover how hard it is to succeed, this boisterous memoir will prove irresistible.
Henry Zebrowski and Ed Larson join us for an end-of-summer Friday Funday. Henry gets beaten up by a girl, Ed used to be hired muscle, and sometimes a man needs to be covered in powder. Also, John's girlfriend Charlotte guest hosts again!
It's Fashion Week!!! Not just here in NYC, but on BTR, too! That's right, a whole entire week dedicated to the substance of style. From new mod-retro spring collections (just how many designers are die-hard fans of "Mad Men"??) to the questionably ubiquitous, if daring, printed suit trend, to the Missoni for Target sell-out, this week has been a flurry of fashion news, scoops and scandals. And BTR's got some amazing fashion articles this week as well, so be sure to check the editorial section for thought-provoking pieces you won't find anywhere else! We have a very special guest this week, who has also been an active participant in all of Fashion Week's goings-on. Jeannine Morris, founder and creator of Beauty Sweet Spot, is a style writer and beauty expert. Jeannine has been a spokesperson for some of the biggest names in the industry, like Elizabeth Arden and Coach, and she makes regular appearances on major networks including NBC, FOX, CBS, and E!, where she dishes on the latest beauty trends. This week, Jeannine and her team have been busy attending over twenty different fashion shows and parties, and you'll find a ton of great coverage on the Beauty Sweet Spot blog! On today's show, she'll talk about a couple fall beauty trends, some make-up do's and don'ts, and how to go "from drab to fab in five." Plus, I've got a great set list of new music sprinkled with a few favorites from earlier this year - Alessi's Ark, Little Scream, Young Empires, and a Mates of State remix are just a few of today's great tracks. So stick around, turn up the volume, and get ready for your most beautiful fall ever!
It's time for fashion on BTR! Latola breaks down everything in store on the station this week, dealing with this theme, in which, one must always be on time...
Dan Wilbur of Better Book Titles is back to discuss his favorite summer reads, as well as books we loved as children, Young Adults (YA!), and actual young adults.
This week on the show I'm joined by Bushwick-based painter Rebecca Litt. Rebecca's paintings filter bits of autobiography and vignettes from everyday life into surreal scenes set on Brooklyn rooftops, in swimming pools and around vacant lots. Among these scenes Rebecca paints male and female characters who seem to externalize their inner frustrations and anxieties, sometimes hiding among large nests of bright orange construction netting or a wind blown mass of bubble wrap. Rebecca describes her work as a kind of fictionalized autobiography -- and i sat down with her in her studio in Bushwick to find out more.
Latola and Wynn walk down to the waterfront, in Brooklyn, to look at the twin lights of the World Trade Center memorial. Plus, stories about awkward moments at the gym, playing basketball with Blood Orange, and why a bloody nose can be an aphrodisiac.
Ali Gharib, blogger for Think Progress, is back on the show to discuss the protests in Syria, mission creep in Libya, and Rick Perry's visible bloodlust. Also at the end of the show, Charlotte joins in for a discussion of music we loved growing up.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Party Week we talk about who are favorite athletes to party with would be and look at the party culture that surrounds sports, including both players and fans.
This week on Book Talk is guest-less. I talk briefly about the conflict of scheduling Party Week with the 10th year anniversary of September 11th. There is a reading from The Rum Diary, one of the ultimate party books. Finally, I will review some of the upcoming hot releases for fall, 2011.
Friday Funday hits in a big way with Nick Maritato, Zach Broussard, and Danny Solomon stopping by to lament the end of Summer. Back to school memories, summer loves, and awkward junior high dance stories abound. Plus, a former GOP staffer refers to Republicans as a "cult".
What were YOU up to last night? ; ) Did Fashion's Night Out leave you feeling a little post-party blah today? Not to worry, this week's Sew & Tell guest is here to save the day (and your skin!) Joanna Vargas is the founder and owner of one of New York's top spots for stylish skin: the Joanna Vargas Salon & Skin Care Sanctuary. Joanna has worked as a skin care professional and esthetician for over fifteen years, treating people all over the world to a healthy glow using natural, non-invasive techniques. She's prepped celebrities for the red carpet, and her work, insight, and expertise have been featured in ELLE, Allure, Vogue, Daily Candy, and more. On today's show, Joanna talks about her myriad of beauty preservation treatments, from microcurrent and oxygen facials to LED light therapy and more, plus she shares some tips on how you can maintain beautiful skin. We'll have you back and glowing for Fashion Week in no time! Plus, a party-worthy play list that includes new music from Oberhofer and ANR, and a set of funky soul grooves. The party's just starting on BTR!
Latola talks to Mr. Adrian Camoens one last time, during a farewell dinner party at 5 Star in Queens. Adrian moves to Malaysia today ya'll...
The job number is zero, Obama backs down on smog regulation, and Gchat has changed the nature of discussion, according to lit mag n+1.
My guest this week is artist Jason Burch, maker of photographs, videos and collages that examine the surreal intersections between the natural and man-made environment. A lot of Jason's projects are set in construction sites and housing developments around New Jersey, and this week I talked with him about exploring these spaces and the projects that have come as a result.
It's the last day of summer, the last day to wear white, and the last Monday off for a while!
A storyteller at UCB confesses to rape, thinks it's funny, and we really don't, at all. And if you need some advice, we've got a nice long John and Molly Fix Your Life for your enjoyment.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Ritual/Addiction week we take a look at some superstitions, rituals, rites of passage and routines all associated with the sports world as well as look at addiction in sports.
Does nothing matter? It shouldn't do. After all, nothing is …well… nothing.
BreakThru Radio takes over on Radio Dispatch. Matt DeMello, Jake Schnaidt, Thompson Davis – all BTR people – come by to talk Glenn Beck, MLK, and the ins-and-outs of the VMAs. All that, plus Obama takes it to the GOP.
It's Friday again, and you know what that means... the weekend, AND a new Sew & Tell on BTR! What could be better? This week, I have a very special introduction to make - my guest is Carolina Rommel, host of the brand new Sew & Tell video series! Carolina is not only a polished, gracious TV presence, but a professional model and Oxford literature scholar. She's worked as both a print and fit model for more than seven years in New York, L.A. and London, for companies like Abercrombie and Fitch, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, and many more. On today's show, the lovely new Sew & Tell hostess will talk about how she got her start in modeling, her degrees in literature, some of the beauty rituals that help keep her fully charged, and of course, her plans for the exciting new video series! Plus, we've got the latest music on the show from artists like Blood Orange, Fool's Gold, Sleeping in the Aviary, Deer Tick and more. We're ringing in fashion's favorite month with nothing but the best!
In The Den, a series of audio transmissions documenting Hurricane Irene, recorded by Latola between 11 AM 8.27 and 10:30 AM 8.28, the night/day of the storm. With sound effects.
Molly is back from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Stories from her trip, the hurricane she missed, and Matt McCarthy and Travis Irvine explain some conspiracy theories to us.
My guest this week is Lithuanian artist Julijonas Urbonas. He is the artist behind the Euthanasia Coaster, a hypothetical roller coaster that is part sci-fi engineering challenge and part thought experiment. It asks us to consider alternatives to the often sterile and medicalized rituals of euthanasia and to entertain the possibility that such an experience could be both aesthetically meaningful, and even euphoric for the person ending his or her life.
A mixtape in honor of Hurricane Irene is In The Den for Monday
Gawker's Hamilton Nolan is back on the show to discuss the culture of gaffes, how the “re-civilize” Nivea ad could have gotten through an agency, and which part of Rick Perry is the most objectionable. Plus, John's girlfriend Charlotte fills in as super-special guest host! What happens when John and Charlotte try to fix some lives? Listen in to find out.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Melting Pot Week we take a look at the recent Georgetown basketball brawl in Beijing, debate FIFA’s decision to ban the Iranian women’s soccer team and discuss how sports can encourage and aid multiculturalism.
“The bare bones of the plot are certainly gripping — the loss of a son she never knew, the lifelong grieving process and investigation of that loss — but it is Groom's writing that stakes out the book's place in the genre and, in ways, seeks to elevate it. After reading I Wore the Ocean, you'll wish that more poets would write their lives in prose — Groom's voice feels vital and awake, uncompromising and refreshingly spare.” - Rachel Syme, npr.org
It's Friday Funday with goof troop members Zach Broussard and Zachary Sims. We also replay one of my favorite interviews we've ever done – it's with Vincent Shine (Danny Solomon), erotic calligrapher. Molly's still away, so John is freewheelin' on this one!
It's been a CRAZY week here in New York between earthquakes and hurricanes - but not to worry. I have a brand new, natural-disaster-free Sew & Tell for you this Friday. Katie Wright-Buckley and Megan Pflug are launching CAIRO, their line of hand-painted, one-of-a-kind silk scarves, this fall, but buzz is already building about these beautiful accessories. The designs offer aesthetic allusions to disco, Ancient Egyptian culture, and menswear tailoring, blending unlikely sources to create perfectly feminine fashion. On today's show, Katie and Megan talk about how CAIRO got started, their use of Kickstarter to raise funds, and their unique vision for the line as an art studio that offers specialty fashion pieces. Plus, exciting new music that ushers in the upcoming fall albums! Pepper Rabbit, Peter Wolf Crier, and Male Bonding all have new releases and fall tours, so take a listen and check out the BTR calendar for shows near you! Take shelter from the storm with good style and good radio...
In The Den for Wednesday, a conversation with Le Blorr from last night, recorded before their set at the Cameo Art Gallery, in Brooklyn, New York.
The Battle of Tripoli, the Verizon strike is over, and we talk with a baby born with a full-grown man's body. New co-host Colin Kennedy, who has previously been on to tell us facts about the lesser known presidents, helps out while Molly is away. Thanks to Dan Mirk for the Jeff the Baby tip.
Welcome to Art Uncovered. My guest on the show this week is artist Jonathan Monaghan. Jonathan makes short films that combine high end computer animation, with surreal and fantastical scenes drawn from religious themes, popular culture and history.
recorded in: Episode 236... (photo by Marty Perez, taken from www.pitchforkmedia.com) ...Features Latola talking about Melting Pot Week, quitting Facebook, the new Miranda July film, the new album from JEFF The Brotherhood, and other things. Plus, snippets from an interview Latola did with JEFF The Brotherhood & Screaming Females back 2010. 00:00 Delta Juliet Latola 09:35 Hey Friend - JEFF The Brotherhood 13:42 Interview with JEFF The Brotherhood and Screaming Females, from 2010 20:05 Delta Juliet Latola 27:07 Cool Out - JEFF The Brotherhood 30:06 Interview with JEFF The Brotherhood and Screaming Females, from 2010 37:50 Bell - Screaming Females 40:12 Interview with JEFF The Brotherhood and Screaming Females, from 2010 54:29 Delta Juliet Latola 56:23 Diamond Way - JEFF The Brotherhood 58:49 Finish ("We Are The Champions" art) JEFF The Brotherhood currently not touring, boo (Screaming Females Blog screenshot) Screaming Females (The Future film poster)
Dan St. Germain, Mike Lawrence, and Danny Solomon join us for a special installment of Friday Funday, on Monday! Comedy road stories, topics that all of our parents hate, and more.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Cheating Week we take a look at the recently unearthed scandal at the University of Miami, run through some hypothetical situations that could potentially be called ‘cheating’, and look at some of the most absurd sports cheating scandals of all time.
In this remarkable new work, writer and filmmaker Antonino D'Ambrosio tells the astonishing and dramatic story behind Johnny Cash's virtually unknown folk protest record Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian. Recorded four years before his live performance at Folsom Prison and six years before he recorded “Man in Black,” Cash, by making Bitter Tears, placed himself in the middle of the fervent social upheavals gripping the nation at the time Cash faced censorship and an angry backlash from radio stations, DJs, and fans, for speaking out on behalf of Native people on Bitter Tears. Cash decided to fight back.
Rick Perry calls Ben Bernanke a traitor, Fred Karger beats Obama on his LGBT issues, and the incredible disappearing Ron Paul.
I have a real treat for you today! I'm joined on Sew & Tell by two real-life "What Not To Wear"-style wardrobe warriors: Jenny Wilensky Zalkan and Kimberly Sussman Bridges. These two Miami beauties are professional style consultants, offering not just pro-level makeovers, but genuine fashion therapy. Their business, iStylie, is an online haven for any woman who doesn't quite know what to do when she opens her closet (and which of us hasn't been there before?!) On today's show, Jenny and Kimmie talk about the origin of iStylie, their custom-tailored therapeutic approach, a few of their own treasured wardrobe pieces, and a quick trick to achieving a polished look in under 10 minutes. Plus, we have new music today from some great female singer-songwriters like Jenna Nicholls and Maria Taylor, as well as a set of vintage surfer-tinged rock just in time for late summer. Even though it's hard to believe that fall is around the corner, Jenny, Kimmie, and BreakThru Radio are here to help you get ready...
A dense conversation with Adrian Camoens about metal-flavored music, and cheating, is In The Den for Wednesday...
Michele Bachmann's submission theology explained, Rick Perry's Texas Miracle debunked, and Hilary Clinton would not have been any better than Barack Obama – it's a bad party, not a bad candidate.
On the show this week: Bjoern Meyer-Ebrecht. Bjoern makes, collages, sculptures and drawings that draw on found imagery of post war architecture. His work deals not so much with the architecture itself, but what architectural forms can tell us about society, politics and ideology.
Today, an epic conversation with 75% of the up-and-coming Brooklyn band Conveyor, recorded on a rooftop in Williamsburg, near Kent Avenue (right before the rain came down)...
On location at the Verizon wireless strike, Michele Bachmann on the nature of submission, and connecting the dots between London and Wall St. Plus a new installment of J&M Fix Your Life, with an update from a listener whose life we fixed.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Leadership week we start at the top and talk a little politics, take a look at the riots in London and what that might mean for the 2012 Olympics in London, plus talk about what makes a great captain in sports and hear about Kory’s experiences as a captain growing up.
Equal parts hip-hop memoir, razor-sharp analysis of the current political climate, and self-help manual for the progressive movement, Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs: A Midterm Report on My Generation and the Future of Our Super Movement (Akashic) hits bookstores this fall. Considering the author is venerated political organizer Billy Wimsatt, it's no surprise that the release date is just ahead of the November 2 midterm election.
Alex Pareene of Salon.com on Rick Perry's bizarre front-runner status, Mitt Romney's “weirdness”, and another round of Who's More Objectionable. Plus, the stock market is a hooker says NY Post, and Diallo sues DSK.
Welcome to Sew & Tell! The weather is juuuust starting to hint at fall's arrival, so I thought I'd feature a designer whose work can juice up your wardrobe no matter what the season. I'm joined today by jewelry designer Jill Scharmen, whose work with her Nola Bella line has garnered attention from media sources like Nylon, Redbook, Glamour, and Daily Candy. A recent transplant to New York City, Scharmen works in the fashion industry by day, still finding time to create her original, elegant, and sculptural creations. On today's show, Jill will talk about her vintage-inspired designs, some of the materials she works with, and what's ahead for Nola Bella. Plus, we've got music on the show from Miike Snow, Mister Heavenly, Moonface, Bon Iver, and new Active Child! So stick around and jump-start your weekend on BTR!
Another Poll Question is In The Den for Wednesday! And that query be: 8 months in, what band/album is in the lead for your most favorite of 2011?
We explain the S&P downgrade, look into Mitt Romney's abortion past, and interview Liz Hernandez Majumder, who just illegally traveled to Cuba.
This week I spoke with Andrea Polli, a digital media artist who works with science and technology to create public  installations, video and sound works called "sonifications".  Andrea's work deals heavily with climate and weather, so for her projects she frequently collaborates with atmospheric and other scientists to collect data, conduct interviews and make field recordings that she turns into her work. Andrea is an associate professor of fine arts and engineering at the University of New Mexico, and the co-author of Far Field: Digital Culture, Climate Change and the Poles which will be published in September. I spoke with Andrea over the phone about the intersections of science and art, the seven weeks she  spent in Antarctica, and the projects she has on the horizon. Particle Falls from Andrea Polli on Vimeo.
recorded in: Episode 232... ...Features a fresh edition of Lost Thought Bubbles, in which Latola reads Missed Connections from Craigslist, set to the sound of crashing waves. For, the ocean has no memory... Missed Connections from NEW YORK CITY ('cause they always the bess) 00:00 Latola talks of Lost Thought Bubbles... 01:30 Lost Thought Bubbles: NYC (part 1) 09:15 I Do Not Think We Are Beyond The Old Mistakes - Dear & Glorious Physician 13:45 Lost Thought Bubbles: NYC (part 2) 19:48 I Wish You Could Talk - Squarepusher 24:41 Lost Thought Bubbles: NYC (part 3) 32:36 Bring Us Closer Together - Hooray For Earth 37:03 Sad Sad City - Ghostland Observatory 40:08 Lost Thought Bubbles: NYC (part 4) 47:18 Life Fantastic - Man Man 52:01 Latola says goodbye, and speaks of free headphones for you... 54:56 Silent - The Field 62:32 Finish ("Life Fantastic" art) Man Man Live: Sept 12 @ Cargo in London, UK Sept 13 @ Jam in Brighton, UK Sept 14 @ L'Antipode in Rennes, France Sept 15 @ Nantes Festival in Nantes, France Sept 16 @ Cafe de la Danse in Paris, France Sept 17 @ Leffingeleuren Festival in Leffinge, Belgium Sept 18 @ Incubate Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands Sept 19 @ Karlstorbahnhof in Heidelberg, Germany Sept 20 @ Le Romandie in Lausanne, Switzerland Sept 23 @ BAM Festival in Barcelona, Spain Sept 24 @ Charada in Madrid, Spain ("True Loves" art) Hooray For Earth Live: 09/20/11 at Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA 09/22/11 at The Space in Hamden, CT 09/24/11 at Black Cat in Washington, DC 09/26/11 at Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC 09/27/11 at The Earl in Atlanta, GA ("Go Plastic" art) Squarepusher Dude never tours. ("From Here We Go Sublime" art) The Field Currently not touring...
Syria is going to hell, but America only wants inspiring stories out of the Middle East, Wall Street is on some kind of coke bender, swinging all over the place like an Austin Powers impersonator at a creepy sex party, and Beyonce won't call herself a feminist.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Peter Pan Complex week, we take a look at how sports keep us young and whether that’s a good or bad thing, plus we look at the NFL’s decision to test for HGH, Tiger Woods’ return to golf and Jurgen Klinsmann’s appointment as the U.S. Soccer national team coach.
It is Peter Pan Syndrome week here on BreakThru Radio, so, as the shoe fits, wear it. I do a reading from the J.M. Barrie story/play that provides the foundation to the complex.
Fellow siblings Henry and Jackie Zebrowski join us for Friday funday. We talk about growing up funny to compensate for other shortcomings, and the horror of being on drugs at 6 Flags. Plus, the economy may be heading towards a double dip recession.
This week's guest on Sew & Tell is one of two artists and designers behind the inventive clothing line Feral Childe. Alice Wu and Moriah Carlson met while working on an art project, and what began as a friendship soon became a collaborative creative partnership. On today's show, Alice will discuss the start of Feral Childe, where the women find inspiration for their original prints, their recent copyright infringement suit against Forever21, and a few of her thoughts on the challenges inherent in change as the fashion industry begins to move slowly toward sustainable production practices. Plus, a rockin' playlist that features music from Zee Avi, War on Drugs, Asobi Seksu, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver (of course), and more. Educate your inner fashion child on BreakThru Radio!
A fresh Poll Question in honor of Peter Pan Week: If you had the opportunity to go back in time and talk to your 15-year-old self for 60 seconds, what would you say?
Congress passed a bill, we explain what it is, what it does, and how it could have been much better. Confused on what's been happening, and why it matters? This show will clear it up.
My guest this week is artist Luisa Kazanas . Luisa's sculptures and prints explore psychological states of being and draw on the aesthetics of science fiction and imagery from alchemical texts. She's described her work as "a bit of a Victorian plus mid-century modern plus Kubrickian 2001 train wreck."
In Monday's Den, Latola broadcasts for the last time from the 659, and for the first time from the new apartment (with commentary on Ikea, bamboo fences and his grandpappy's pipe).
GDP numbers are in and they are bad (We explain why!), America slouches toward default, Diallo (DSK Maid) never said what you think she did. All that, plus a new installment of John & Molly Fix Your Life.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Summer Week we talk about the Tour de France, more soccer action in this country, some NBA lockout news and weigh in on what summer sports are all about and how athletes use the offseason to improve.
This week on Book Talk we have illustrator/artist Ricardo Cortes who collaborated with Adam Mansbach to be the first ever children's book to go “viral” before ever being released.
Friday funday hits in full effect, with goof troop members Jared Logan, Zachary Sims, and Zach Broussard. From congresspeople in furry costumes to Playboys for teenagers, this one is mostly about sex.
BTR is celebrating Summer Week, and what says summer like bikinis and sunglasses? On today's Sew & Tell, I'm speaking with designers behind two different lines of independent, hand-crafted, vintage-inspired, sun-and-sand style. Clara Herrera and Barbara Warren of New York's Lumete Eyewear, and Nadia Dayan of Miami-based CameloPardus bikinis both offer ingenius solutions to your beachwear blahs. On today's show, the ladies will discuss how they launched their lines, their creative and material process, and the aesthetic inspirations behind these fresh summer looks. Plus, music from Bon Iver, Birthmark, Starfucker, Casiokids & more will get you in the mood to lounge on the beach. So grab your towel and start this summer weekend early with BreakThru Radio!
Latola catches up with up-and-coming quartet White Birds, directly following their show last night in New York City.
Media reaction to Norway bombing was totally racist, Nafissatou Diallo – DSK's accuser – speaks out, and a new edition of Current Headlines on CNN.
My guest on the show today is Louise Weinberg. She is the Registrar and Archives Manager at the Queens Museum of Art here in New York City, and she has recently put together an exhibition for the museum called Future Perfect: Reconstructing the 1939 World's Fair. The exhibit collects photographs and other artifacts that chronicle the production of one of the most ambitious, and expensive, World's fairs in history.
In The Den for Monday, Latola talks about Amy Winehouse, Deathly Hallows, Maira Kalman, and multiple aspects of the moving process.
Chloe Angyal relates an overheard men's bathroom conversation about big boobs, tells us about Rupert Murdoch's wife, and “looking gay” vs “looking straight”. Plus Obama's not-so-secret desire to cut entitlements to the most vulnerable Americans.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Fitness Week we take a look at some of the current trends in the world of personal fitness, and hear some of our own stories and some testimonials of people who are trying to stay in shape. Plus we look back at the Women’s World Cup and also talk about the NFL’s nearly resolved lockout.
For the Kellehers, Maine is a place where children run in packs, showers are taken outdoors, and old Irish songs are sung around a piano at night. Their beachfront property, won on a barroom bet after the war, sits on three acres of sand and pine nestled between stretches of rocky coast, with one tree bearing the initials “A.H.” At the cottage, built by Kelleher hands, cocktail hour follows morning mass, nosy grandchildren snoop in drawers, and decades-old grudges simmer beneath the surface.
Goof troop old hats Nick Maritato and Neal Stastny come by today to discuss the efficacy of pie in the face, if/when we're doing Google+, and we're back to muggings, again!
Feeling the heat? BTR is turnin' up the burn with Fitness Week! On today's Sew & Tell, I'm joined by Peter Kallen, Design Director for Nau Clothing, a Portland, OR - based company that creates subtle, elegant, multi-purpose, moveable clothing for men and women. Whether you're cycling or doing downward dog, the Nau garments keep you covered while remaining unobtrusive, freeing you to focus. Not only that, but as a company, Nau strives to make socially and environmentally considered choices in every aspect of their business, from design to production to distribution. On today's show, Peter shares about how he got started with Nau, the company's approach to developing sustainable practices, and his own design criteria for Nau garments. Plus, we've got tracks from artists like Washed Out, Azure Ray, Lovers, Mirror Mirror, Janelle Monae and more. Don't change that browser - things are just heating up on BreakThru Radio!
...Features the secrets behind the perfect, 42 minute Stairmaster playlist. Latola details his workout mix from the other day, with explanations behind each song selection. Plus, anecdotes about the Puerto Rican Hulk Hogan, a funny event involving silverfish and a Thermos, and the story behind a cat-related song DJ Wynn recently made...
Page One is a bad documentary, Assange's defense team offers up some damning quotes, and anther installment of John and Molly Fix Your Life – with a question about a significant other who thinks hamsters lay eggs.
My guest this week is design historian Steven Heller. His new book, published by Phaidon, is called "Iron Fists: Branding the 20th Century Totalitarian State. The book is a survey of the visual propaganda produced by 4 of the twentieth century's most notorious totalitarian regimes: Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Soviet Russia and Communist China. Iron Fists looks at the the logos, posters, fashion, typefaces, slogans and other visual objects produced by these states and examines the ways that these graphic identity techniques mirror the ones modern corporations use to sell their products.
In The Den for Monday, Latola and Wynn break the World Cup Women's Final (via a series of audio transmissions documenting the game, recorded AS THE GAME HAPPENED. Also, the premiere of a new segment I'm calling, "Fun With Interview Samples).
Who gets blamed if the country defaults, can feminists diet, and will Rupert Murdock lose Fox News? We answer all these questions definitively, once and for all.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Instrument Week at BTR we take a look at the evolution of sports equipment and some of the most important technological advances in the sports world. Plus, we welcome Kristy back and hear all about her trip to Europe and finish up with a history pop-quiz.
Welcome to The Bookscore, where we rate what you read by compiling reviews from the most trusted book review publications and giving each book an average score.
Friday funday with goof troop members Laura Yaz and Danny Solomon. Danny's appendix issues, Laura's mugging issues, and are women just giant babies??? The answer may shock you.
Happy Instrument Week! OK, no, it's not an official holiday, but here on BreakThru Radio, we felt that it was high time instruments got their due. So we're paying homage to the tools that create all the great music we enjoy, and celebrating with some cool content on the station, including today's Sew & Tell! I had the honor of chatting with George Gruhn, owner of Nashville's landmark guitar store Gruhn Guitars. The shop is in it's 41 year of business, and has one of the best selections of rare and vintage stringed instruments in the world. George is incredibly knowledgeable about his collection, and on today's show, he shares his thoughts on the style and design trends behind rock & roll's sexiest accessory: the guitar. Plus, Track #4 from Bon Iver mixes with new music from Stars, Memory Tapes, EDM, Dent May, Jasmin Kaset, and more. Rock school is always in session here on BTR...
Wednesday's Den features a sampling of songs featuring curious instruments, complete with breakdowns by Latola (and Wikipedia). Instruments like the saw, theremin, kazoo, Tesla coils, jug, washtub bass and more!
Salon's Justin Elliot tells us why we're not at war with Iran, Rick Perry's love of executions, and what the phrase Sharia Islam really means. Also, the unintended brilliant moment of Sex and the City.
I first came across the work of week's guest Jesse Hulcher's at Interstate Projects here in Brooklyn, where he had a video piece involving the film Jurassic Park. Now, apparently, the newest version of iMovie --Apple's popular video editing software --- has a preset called Jurassic Park trailer, that is supposed to take home video footage and transform it into a blockbuster trailer complete with music, quick cuts and all the rest. So, for his piece, Jesse followed the program's instructions and took clips from the actual Jurassic park to see how well the software could assemble the footage from the film it claimed to mimic.
In The Den for Monday, Latola reads Missed Connections from Craigslist -a fresh installment of Lost Thought Bubbles, NYC edition!
Michele Bachmann sings the debt ceiling blues, the encroaching 4 day school week, & Frank Rich has some brutal words for Obama. Also, another listener has asked John and Molly to fix their life. We are only too happy to oblige.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Legalize It Week we ask how would sports be different if steroids were legal, and why are athletes tested for recreational drugs? Plus we reveal what rule changes we would like to see across the sporting world.
In his 2005 New York Times bestselling memoir, Symptoms of Withdrawal, Christopher Kennedy Lawford chronicled his deep descent into near-fatal drug and alcohol addiction, and his subsequent hard-won journey back to sobriety, which he has maintained for the past 24 years with the hopes of making a difference.
Friday funday is back to talk engagement, the mystery of crawfish, and the even greater mystery of Shia LaBouf. We're joined by goof troop old hats Zachary Sims and Zach Broussard, as well as new goofer Alice Wetterlund.
Continue your 4th of July celebrations with BTR! On this week's Sew & Tell, I feature the innovative designer Carrie Parry. Parry shares how a vintage traveling circus, classic film, Japanese art, and the frustration of one 1830's house wife, Mrs. Montague, ultimately led to her debut fall collection. The garments are produced here in the U.S., and are a perfect mirror of Parry's own passion for ethical production practices. All that plus great music! New tracks from FM Belfast and the debut of Bright Archer, along with M. Ward, Matt & Kim, Fitz & The Tantrums, and, of course, more lovely Bon Iver. The fireworks continue right here on BreakThru Radio!
If you could legalize one thing, and ban one thing, what would they be? Answers from multiple members of the BTR staff lie within the Den, for Wednesday (plus apropos musical accompaniment!)
DSK released, failure to raise debt ceiling will look like hell, the danger of progressive fables, and more. There's no such thing as left-over fireworks – and this is Radio Dispatch.
My guest this week is artist Amy Eckert. Amy's photographs and collages explore ideas of home, mobility and the tension between longing to be two places at once. For her series Manufacturing Home, Amy photographed the interiors of model mobile homes across the the U.S. -- revealing the strange contradictions in these factory-made homes on wheels.
recorded in: Episode 223... Features a fine mixtape in honor of the 4th of July! Instead of fireworks & bombast, I went with relaxing & reflective. Enjoy my friend! 00:00 Latola talks of days off... 01:41 All You Are Going To Want To Do Is Get Back There - The Caretaker 05:27 Stone - Amor Di Dias 09:05 From Here We Go Sublime - The Field 13:14 Neverride - Jennifer Castle 16:03 Free's - Bill Callahan 19:11 Catfish Angels - Pine Hill Haints 21:56 Before and After Light - CFCF 27:15 A Relationship With The Sublime - The Caretaker 30:59 Latola talks of days off... 31:36 Embassy - Laurel Halo 34:52 Ire - The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination 39:02 Biddies - Mo Koulours 42:30 Clutching Stems (DJ LGBT Remix) - The Ladybug Transistor 47:32 I Was A Teenage Hand Model - Queens Of The Stone Age 51:20 Advice & Vices - Chelsea Wolfe 54:16 Impossible - The Clientele 59:23 Latola talks of days off... 60:31 Wait For The Summer - Yeasayer 65:25 Finish ("Apocalypse" art) Bill Callahan Live: 7/8/11 - Andy Warhol Museum - Pittsburgh, PA 7/9/11 - Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA 7/10/11 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA 7/11/11 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY 7/12/11 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY 7/13/11 - Rock and Roll Hotel - Washington, DC 7/15/11 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC 7/16/11 - Smith's Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA 7/19/11 - The Loft - Dallas, TX 8/5/11 - Pickathon - Happy Valley, OR (Woods Stage) 8/6/11 - Pickathon - Happy Valley, OR (Mainstage) ("An Empty Bliss Beyond This World" art) The Caretaker ("Castlemusic" art) Jennifer Castle Live: Aug 6 at Wolfe Island Festival in Sackville, NB ("Street Of The Love Of Days" art) Amor Di Dias Live: Jul 30 at Indietracks Festival 2011 in Derbyshire, UK
Welcome to Radio Dispatch. On today's show, we celebrate the 4th of July with a very special guest. Plus, Glenn Beck is off the air, Greece is in ruins, and Bristol Palin says something confusing, surprisingly!
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Animation week we take a look at the world of sports video games and gamers, and also the use of video games by professional athletes and teams.
For half-Native American Minx, this is not superstition; it is reality. Once a struggling young artist in New York City, Minx's life is changed forever after suffering a vicious attack and slipping into a coma. But she doesn't wake in the same world she left; rather, she finds herself in Dreamtime, the alternate reality that humans inhabit when they sleep.
Friday Funday with the Goof Troop! Marriage – would you? Culture – heard of it? Summer – how to win it? For the answers to these questions and more, listen to today's Radio Dispatch.
I have such a special treat for you today! BreakThru Radio is running Animation Week, with content based around the culture and creation of graphic animation and cartoons. So I thought it would be fun to chat with two of the hottest photographers on the web right now, who are creating massive buzz with their "cinemagraphs," which are essentially animated photographs. Jamie Beck is a fashion photographer, and her fiance Kevin Burg is a visual designer and computer whiz. The two pooled their talents, resources, and ingenuity to create this incredible, unique process. On today's show the two will share about how cinemagraphs began, their future plans for the new form, and Jamie will talk about her experiences in fashion photography (including a day behind the scenes at Oscar de la Renta!) Plus, as always, great new music today that includes fresh-off-the-press releases from Handsome Furs, Bobby, John Maus, Vetiver, and, of course, Bon Iver. So crank that volume up and enjoy today's fashion feature here on BreakThru Radio!
In The Den for Wednesday, an interview with Adrian Camoens, animator for Chodega (a new animated series you need to be knowing about!)
Gay marriage is now a MUST in New York, will LGBT activists move to the GOP?, and a new John and Molly Fix Your Life segment, with our first actual letter. That's right, we are fixing the life of a Radio Dispatch listener. You could be next.
This week on Art Uncovered my guest is Carl Deihl --- a portland-based artist who's work examines the intersections between folklore and the supernatural and communications technology. His works take the form of video essays and pseudo-scientific lectures and that use unexplained phenomena like sasquatch and poltergeists as a jumping off point to investigate the glitches, errors, and unexpected aberrations of obsolete technologies.
In The Den for Monday, an interview with Chad VanGaalen!
Ben Privot, founder of The Consensual Project, joins us to continue spreading his gospel of consent, and tells us that consent should be something sexy. Also, Dilbert creator Scott Adams is a real jerk who thinks societal restrictions keep men unhappy.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Father’s Week we take a look at the father-child relationship in sports including coaching teams, individual development and the strains and bonds that can come through sports.
This week's show is dedicated to fathers. As a special guest, I spoke to my own dad over the phone about the importance and lessons of teaching reading to children and the important role dads play in early childhood development. I then interview Eric Best, who is a very accomplished writer, journalist, and entrepreneur. His most recent publication, Into My Father's Wake, records Eric's 5000-mile solo sail as he struggles to come to terms with a recent divorce, solitude at sea and the impact of his powerful father in his life.
Friday Funday Number 2! Today we're joined by goof troop members: Zach Broussard, Zachary Sims, and Danny Solomon. We get to the bottom of the most annoying thing about OK Cupid, and answer the question Coney Island or Governor's Island? All that, plus our continuing Libya coverage. Today's show is all over the place!
Last Sew & Tell in June! Can you believe the month is almost over? Neither can I... but the end of June brings a lot of good things, and BTR is all about celebrating them! The station is hosting Father's Week in honor of dear ol' dad, so there's a lot of cool rock 'n roll content you should check out, like Monday's article on raiding dad's record collection. In honor of Father's Week (and because with July, the summer beach season kicks it into high gear) today's Sew & Tell guest is Omer Levy, whose family has owned and run a textile company in Los Angeles for several decades. They've recently launched their own line of products called Fresco Towels, featuring beautiful bath and beach towels made from the highest quality Turkish cotton, and printed with patterns designed by the Levy family. On today's show, Omer talks about the start of Fresco, the products they offer, and what it's like to keep work in the family. Plus, last but certainly not least, we are also celebrating the Tuesday release of Bon Iver's long-awaited sophomore album! !! Catch the first track at the end of today's show, and in the meantime enjoy some dad-related indie songs from Levek, Iron & Wine, Glasvegas, and Arcade Fire. Your Friday is fashionably fun on BTR!
Latola talks of his Father, and has a conversation with Juan and Nate at Union Pool about music, soda stream machines and a band called Cactus...
Confidence man Troy Travis joins us to discuss ways to increase our presence in difficult situations. And Walmart is given permission to treat the ladyfolk differently, Obama's lawyers say Libya is illegal – Obama says suck a lemon, and there will be no more jobs for Americans.
This week on the show my guest is Michelle Muldrow. Michelle's paintings deal with the American landscape and the myths, politics, and man made forces that shape it. She's painted urban swaths around los angeles and the sprawling exurbs and malls found in northern california as well as in and around cleveland ohio, where she moved in 2006 from san francisco.
Our coverage of Bonnaroo 2011 concludes with a whole host of interviews recorded on-site by BTR Video Team intern Arielle Rifkin!
NY State Senator says take this job and shove it, Pizza Cain is terrified of Muslims, and a new segment called Huff or US – is the headline from Huffington Post or US Weekly?
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Charity Week we welcome a new voice to the air and break down the recent NBA and NHL finals, as well as look into how sports and charity work intertwine.
Professional Idiot recounts Stephen “Steve-O” Glover's glory days, drug addiction, and his path of recovery and redemption--all while maintaining the bravado and humor for which he is famous. Hilarious, harrowing, and inspiring all at once, Professional Idiot is sure to entertain Steve-O's many loyal fans who have been with him through all the fucked-up things he has done.
Our first Friday Funday with our goof troop: Nick Maritato, Neal Stastny, and Robert Dean. We all go back to 5th Grade and try to remember who we were, and also we get into sexting. Like always.
It's Friday again on BTR, and you know what that means... time for fashion! This week, BreakThru Radio is hosting Charity Week, and we've been featuring articles, interviews, and video pieces that highlight various charitable organizations, and ideas for giving back. Joining us on today's Sew & Tell is Elizabeth Carlock, who works with three different non-profit organizations in Uganda, Peru, and Texas, to better womens' lives through craft work. Elizabeth is a designer in her own right, and has a beautiful jewelry line of both for-profit and non-profit collections. On today's show, she'll talk about how a high school project became her life-long passion and company, her role with each of the three non-profits, and her future plans for Elizabeth Carlock Designs. Plus, an awesome music mix today with new tunes from The Ladybug Transistor, Junior Boys, and Fool's Gold, mixed in with some older-but-goodies from Camera Obscura, Belle and Sebastian, and Yeasayer. So stick around... it'll do you good!
Wednesday's Den features a conversation with BTR Video Team intern Arielle Rifkin, regarding her adventures at Bonnaroo 2011. For real ya'll, this story has it ALL!
First-year teacher Meredith Klein breaks down Bloomberg's proposal to lay off 4,100 teachers, and also the joys of going on a field trip. Plus Huffpo thinks women should marry ugly men, and the war in Libya might have something to do with oil, unpredictably.
For almost four decades, Homer Flynn has been the Art Director and visual driving force behind The Residents --- the iconic avant garde musical group who, since the early 1970s, have released over 60 albums, numerous music videos and multi-media projects including a CD-ROM, and whose members have, for nearly forty years, remained completely anonymous. Homer was brought on by the band to help craft their aesthetic, and he has done just that through a combination of surreal collage, subversive pastiche of popular culture, and what has become the group's iconic image: a giant eyeball wearing a top-hat. In the album covers, promotional posters, illustrations and drawings created for the Residents, Homer has created a unique folklore around the band, one that explores the dark and ironic sides of capitalism, Americana, and the music industry. In addition to handling the visuals for The Residents, Homer also heads  the band's business arm, the Cryptic Corporation. For the first time in the US, Homer has a large show of his work which is up now at Johansson Projects in Oakland. The show  surveys his work with the Residents as well as never before seen personal work curated by his daughter, artist Jana Flynn. Homer spoke with me recently from his home in San Francisco about what it was like to show his work and his history with the Residents. 00:00 Thomas Intro 01:50 Hello Skinny - The Residents 02:39 Homer Flynn Interview pt. 1 05:26 Elvis and His Boss - The Residents 07:53 Homer Flynn Interview pt. 2 12:35 Constantinople - The Residents 14:59 Homer Flynn Interview pt. 3 18:41 Picnic Boy - The Residents 19:38 Perfect Love - The Residents 20:40 Homer Flynn Interview pt. 4 25:01 Laughing Song - The Residents 27:09 Homer Flynn Interview pt. 5 29:58 The Walrus Hunt - The Residents 33:06 Homer Flynn Interview pt. 6 35:05 Weight Lifting Lulu - The Residents 38:10 Homer Flynn Interview pt. 7 42:20 Theme for an American TV Show - The Residents 43:41 Homer Flynn Interview pt. 8 45:57 Shut Up! Shut Up! - The Residents 46:58 Homer Flynn Interview pt. 9 49:20 Hitler Was a Vegetarian - The Residents 50:50 Finish
A conversation about the most important albums, comedians and movies. With Marcus Parks, DJ Wynn and an articulate fellow named Ron. Recorded at a house party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday night.
Chloe Angyal returns to get to the bottom of Weinergate, the politics of sexting, and an attack against abortion providers that's sweeping the southern states.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Analog vs. Digital week we take a look at the progression of technology in sports, including stadium and television technology, as well as how technology is used to improve athletes’ performance and of course touch on some current events as well.
Imagine that Jane Austen had written the opening line of her satirical novel Pride and Prejudice this way: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a good romp and a good wife--although not necessarily from the same person or from the opposite sex.” In Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts, the entire cast of characters from Austen's classic is here, caught with their breeches unbuttoned and their skirts raised high in this rewrite that goes all the way - and then some! Mr. Darcy has never been more devilish and the seemingly chaste Elizabeth never more turned on.
It's Analogue v. Digital Week here on BTR, and I have such a cool show for you today! I'm joined by rising star designer Jeff Garner, who launched his sustainable clothing line Prophetik in 2003. Taking style cues from the small historic Southern town in which he grew up, Garner aims to bring Civil War - era romance and durability back into today's fashion. Working with natural fibers and plant-based dyes, he creates high-end garments that are timelessly elegant and aesthetically edgy. On today's Sew & Tell, Jeff will talk about the concerns that led him to create Prophetik, the place of sustainable production within today's fashion marketplace, and a few unique projects he's done including elephant-painted fabric and a documentary on his life and work. Plus, we've got a great playlist including new music from Tennessee's own Kingston Trio, along with Paleo, Silver Swans, and more. Your style fix starts now on BreakThru Radio...
A roundtable discussion on cassette tapes, with Latola & 3 metalheads of similar age...
Comedian Lee Camp on a mission to disrupt the Koch brothers, Palin stands by her history, and our new favorite segment, Current CNN Headlines.
This past weekend people from across brooklyn and new york city descended on the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick for the 5th installment of Bushwick open studios. For the 2 day event hundreds of artists opened their studio doors to the public, while many more hosted pop-up galleries and put on group shows in their apartments and backyards, and the numerous permanent gallery spaces in the neighborhood opened new shows, staged special events and stayed open late.
Jonny Leather, Chief of the Brooklyn-based Mecca Lecca Records, is In The Den for Monday!
Gawker's Jim Newell on Mitt Romney's Twilight fandom, Peggy Noonan vs Maureen Dowd, and the joy of attacking those in power. Also, an explanation of the debt-ceiling, new healthcare developments, and Storm's mother speaks out.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Armed Forces week we actually continue a little bit with last week’s topic of education and speak to a former track star and coach about his experiences while also touching on some pertinent current events.
A book that celebrates the library's vast collection - and patrons - by featuring a diverse group of celebrities, including Stephen Colbert, the Harlem Globetrotters and Yoko Ono, posing with or discussing their favorite library treasure. Its distribution is part of the library's centennial celebration.
It's summer!! Well, not officially, but mother nature certainly seems to think so. And, just like it does every year, Memorial Day marked the start of beach-y barb-b-ques and potluck picnics. But BTR also wanted to honor the holiday for its true purpose, and so this week the station is hosting Armed Forces Week. Sew & Tell is participating with a guest whose work repurposes military supplies into beautiful, unique handbags. Meghan Parsons and Manuel Opp started the Jack & Marjorie line when they met in Tokyo seven years ago. The two began fashioning fabulously functional but chic accessories from parachutes, wool blankets, canvas bags and other army surplus goods, and when they moved back to Toronto, the line took off. Named for Meghan's maternal grandparents, the Jack & Marjorie bags are a wonderful balance of tough, durable practicality and delicate design sensibility. On today's show, Meghan talks about the launch of the line, her top priority when designing a bag, and the shifting trends she's seen in Toronto's sustainable fashion community. Plus! New music from Black Lips, Get People, and a Chuck Brody Remix of An Horse. Grab a Corona and start your weekend early with BTR...
In The Den for Wednesday, much talk about what the United States military is up to, as well as why Latola never enlisted in the Marines...
Brad Liening reads from his recently published poetry collection We Are Doomed, and Dustin Luke Nelson and Jess Grover of InDigest discuss the ins and outs of running a literary magazine. Plus, another edition of John and Molly Fix Your Life.
Today on the show my guests are artists Boris Rasin and Kenny Komer. Their posters, sculptures and interactive projects engage viewers on in unexpected ways on the streets of NYC, promoting discussion, and encouraging us to look more closely at our day to day environment and the ways we interact with public space.
A Memorial mixtape be In The Den for Monday! Go America!
Jack Stuef, former editor at Wonkette, comes by to discuss the rules of satire, and some of the more fringe candidates he enjoyed writing about. Plus, lady arm wrestling, Libyan war is definitely illegal, and John Edward's life keeps getting worse.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Education Week we take a look at whether or not physical education has a place in the school system and ask what can playing sports teach kids in school?
“We aren't just service dog and master; Tuesday and I are also best friends. Kindred souls. Brothers. Whatever you want to call it. We weren't made for each other, but we turned out to be exactly what the other needed.”
It's Education Week here on BreakThru Radio, and learning is always in style! So on today's Sew & Tell, I'm featuring an interview with Michael Londrigan, Chair of the Fashion Merchandising Department at Manhattan's LIM College. LIM is dedicated to teaching students the ins and outs of the business side of fashion, and their alumni are involved with some of the biggest names in fashion, including Macy's, Sax Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Coach. On today's show, Michael talks about the differences between studying for a career in fashion business vrs. fashion design, some of the program tracks offered at LIM, and a few tips for recent graduates as they enter the job market. Plus, there's music goodies on the show today from School of Seven Bells, Ear Pwr, French Horn Rebellion, Nat Baldwin, and some brand new Queens of The Stone Age! So stick around - you might learn a thing or two...
A post-show review of CocoRosie's sold-out show at Glasslands, recorded on the walk back to Bushwick by Latola and Wynn, is In The Den for Wednesday.
Gawker's Hamilton Nolan joins us to talk NYT Op-Ed page, the laziness of framing revolutions through Twitter, and his favorite goofy trend piece. Also, the Rapture did really happen, Mitch Daniels vs furniture, and Obama's death blow to Palestinian statehood.
On Art Uncovered this week I talk with painter Matthew Miller about his solo show that's up now at Famous Accountants. The show is called the magic black of an open barn door on a really sunny summer day, when you just cannot see into it, and it features five striking self portraits all of which present Matthew's cropped figure set against a depth-less field of black paint.
Alex Pareene of Salon is back to discuss Newt's meltdown, Herman Cain's unstoppability, and the always objectionable Washington Post Op-Ed page. If you're in the middle of a perp walk, your only escape is Radio Dispatch.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Festival Week we take a look at some of the wildest sporting events and festivals worldwide and also touch on some recent current event issues…
Project V.O.I.C.E. (Vocal Outreach Into Creative Expression) is a national movement that celebrates and inspires youth self-expression through Spoken Word Poetry. Conceived in 2004, Project V.O.I.C.E. encourages young people to engage with the world around them and use Spoken Word Poetry as an instrument through which they can explore and better understand their culture, their society, and ultimately themselves. Project V.O.I.C.E. brings together performance, writing, and a supportive environment to inspire youth to recognize that their views are significant, valid, and necessary.
Bonnaroo? Pitchfork? Newport Folk? Whichever summer music marathon you're headed to, you better pack smart! This week's Sew & Tell guest will help you do just that. David Helwani is co-founder of Twenty, a line of luxury fabric basics for women made at the company's own mill in Montreal. The tees, tanks, skirts and dresses are made from ultra sheer modal and cashmere blends, spun to a perfect delicacy and styled with elegant draping. Inspired by European styles, each piece offers an opportunity to look impossibly, effortlessly put-together... so you can stay chic even in the midst of music-lovin' masses. On today's show, David discusses the start of Twenty, his family's mill in Montreal, and a few of the line's best offerings for summertime. Plus, amazing new music today from Figurines, Helado Negro, Miracle Parade and... (gasp!) brand shiny new Bon Iver! That's right, we'll get a sneak peek of his upcoming June album on the show, so stick around and stay cool...
In The Den for Wednesday... Tales from Bonnaroo!
IMF (alleged) sex creep, OK Cupid boy's rocket blog (not good!), and Letters From the Editors, in which John and Molly answer letters written to their Iowan hometown paper. That screaming you hear is coming from inside your head – block it out with Radio Dispatch.
This week on the show my guest is artist Doug Young. Doug has just begun a new body of work of paintings on glass using a technique called reverse painting, and three of these new works are on view now at Sugar Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn as part of a group show called Working Together. The images in the show depict strange and fantastical places including a vintage Disneyland Attraction, a lethal injection room and a view of the Death Star
...features a conversation with Mr. Travis Harrison, chief of Serious Business. Need I say more?
Feministing's newest editor Chloe Angyal returns to Radio Dispatch to talk slutwalks, HR3, and street harassment. Plus, a new segment called Current CNN Headlines.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for D.I.Y. Week we take a look at the merits and pressure of individual sports vs. team sports, and the role of off-the-field individual training vs. training with a team. We also take a look at some current events in the sporting world…
It’s 2008. Jim Axelrod—once among the most watched correspondents on network news and the first television reporter to broadcast from Saddam International Airport in 2003—is covering the final stages of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He’s forty-five years old and thirty pounds overweight. He’s drinking too much, sleeping too little, and scarcely seeing his family. He’s just figured out that the industry that pulled him up the corporate ladder is imploding as he’s reaching for its final rungs. Then, out of the blue, Jim discovers his late father’s decades-old New York Marathon finish times. At forty-six, Bob Axelrod ran a 3:29:58. With everything else going on in his life, Jim sets himself a defining challenge: “Can I beat him?”
DIY is to the fashion world as p.b. is to j, and this week on Sew & Tell I'm honored to have In Style's resident DIY expert Jenni Radosevich. Jenni is on the layout design team for In Style, but she also contributes DIY articles that give readers the opportunity to make their own versions of hot trends and accessories. Not only that, but Jenni has a strong following on her own blog I Spy DIY, where craft-on-istas can find even more inspiration, instructions, and insight into the how-tos of creative style. On today's show, Jenni talks about her start with tie-dye and puffy paint (remember that stuff??), the challenges and benefits of DIY fashion, and even divulges a few of her favorite sources for crafty supplies. Plus tons of great music including a Glass Ghost cover from Sharon Van Etten, new music from Chad VanGaalen, and a fun surfer-pop-tinged tune from Kids On A Crime Spree to ring in the summer sun. So crack open that craft cupboard and get ready for some radio!
Features 4 questions with John Maus, and a new episode of Storytime In The Den.
Travis Irvine on Ron Paul's debate performance, Fashion Meets Finance meets barf, and the amazing disappearing Hillary Clinton.
This week on the show my guest is painter Natalie Westbrook. Her dense canvases of thickly textured paint depict chaotic scenes of tropical flora and fauna, in which life is constantly mutating, reproducing and consuming itself.
An interview with Brooklyn's Conveyor is In The Den for Monday!
Let's all start torturing again, let's release the digital head on a pike, and let's all praise Peter King for speaking on matters about which he has literally no knowledge. Also, it's teacher week and if you listen up maybe Michelle Obama will teach you how to dougie – but only because this is Radio Dispatch.
BTR Sports with Sam and Kory is a new sports show focusing on more than just the results and Brett Favre. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Mother’s Week we try and check in with our Moms to wish them a happy Mother’s Day, and also take a look at the death of Osama Bin Laden and the role of politics and the military in stadiums across the country.
Experienced stage actress and successful television star of Warehouse 13, Joanne Kelly comes by the studio to discuss the craft of turning books into scripts and words into action.
Today on Sew & Tell I have two fabulous guests whose line of sun-protective clothing will help get you and your wardrobe ready for all that summer sun in the months ahead! "But wait," you say, "don't all clothes protect you from the sun?" Well, yes and no. While your favorite organic cotton white tee might shield you from a burn, it doesn't keep out the rays that can cause longer-term damage and contribute to your risk of developing skin cancer. What's a beach-loving lady (or lad) to do? Anne Botica and Monique Moore developed just what the doctor ordered: Mott 50. This line of stylish garments are well-constructed, fashion-friendly basics, and each piece has an SPF of 50 or higher! Which means that you can relax and enjoy beach days, picnics, and summer music festivals with confidence. On today's show they'll share about how they developed the idea for Mott 50, what makes these clothes so sun-friendly, and a few important skin care statistics that everyone should know. Plus, some great new music tracks from Agnes Obel, Julian Lynch, of Montreal, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and more! It's fashion Friday here on BTR...
recorded in: Episode 205... Features a bit of Story Time In The Den (the Mother's Week edition). Don't forget to get yo Mom some flowers! The Cloisters has a heck of a view from the parapets... 00:00 Latola talks of bin Laden and his Mother... 08:54 Another Mother - The Herbaliser 15:41 Mommy, Can I Go Out & Kill Tonight? - The Misfits 17:42 Storytime In The Den, regarding Mothers... 24:45 We Share Our Mother's Health - The Knife 28:52 A Mother (For Your Mind) - The Herbaliser 35:29 Storytime In The Den, regarding Mothers... 42:27 Womb Of The Great Mother - Antonymes 48:57 Latola says goodbye and Happy Mother's Day! 50:52 In The Flowers - Animal Collective 56:14 My Girls - Animal Collective 61:54 Finish (official "Merriweather Post Pavilion" art) Animal Collective Live: May 16 at Floral Hall in Eastbourne, UK May 17 at Paradiso in Amsterdam, Netherlands May 18 at Cirque Royal in Brussels, Belgium May 26 at Parc Del Forum in Barcelona, Spain (official "Blow Your Headphones" art) The Herbaliser Live: May 14 at Koko in London, UK May 27 at Democratic Republic of Music in Beirut, Lebanon Jun 12 at Eden Festival in Dumfries, Scotland Jul 14 at Colours of Ostrava Festival in Ostrava, Czech Republic Jul 17 at Les Oceaniques in Tarnos, France (official "The Licence To Interpret Dreams" art) Antonymes Talking to my Mom on Sickles Street
Bin Laden is dead – what to make of it, and what to make of it not. Plus a new segment of John and Molly Fix Your Life. That funny feeling in your stomach means it's time for Radio Dispatch.
This week on the show my guest is painter Eric LoPresti. His new show entitled A Different Country is up now at Like the Spice Gallery in Williamsburg Brooklyn. The exhibition features paintings inspired by his experience growing up near the Hanford plutonium production facilities in Eastern Washington State. These facilities played a key role in in the atomic arms race from the 1940s through the cold war. It was in fact this facility that produced the plutonium for the bomb dropped on Nagasaki Japan at the end of WW2. Eric's arial landscapes speak to this dark history and the ways in which violent human conflict marks the natural environment.
Methtacular writer/star Steven Strafford takes us through the heady days of a meth addiction, birthers are still unconvinced that the American president is an American, and sluts are funnier than Stodgy White Olds.

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