Heather Benno of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund on the recently obtained FOIA documents that show part of the FBI's surveillance of Occupy. Also, so much awesome listener mail we can barely stand it.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 winter week we take a look back at some of the best moments of the year at BTR Sports with a best-of show highlighting some of our favorite conversations of the year that is soon to be no more.
Encore episode - first aired Mar 5, 2011. Laura Hillenbrand is a New York Times bestseller known for her famous freshman novel Seasbiscuit. Laura has recently published her second book, Unbroken, and is on Book Talk to discuss the fascinating, true story of Louis Zamperini--Olympic athlete, World War Two Air Force serviceman, Japanese P.O.W. and long-time survivor of one of the most interesting lives ever lived in the twentieth century.
Happy Holidays! It's Winter Week on Breakthru, so this Friday's Sew & Tell is all about winter fashion. And this week's guest designs the perfect winter accessory that will keep you cozy *and* chic. Claudia Schulz is a Berlin-born, Vancouver-based designer, who started to experiment with making her own hats, after a lifetime spent collecting them. We should all be thankful that she did, because her creations are beautiful, sculptural, and elegant - at once basic go-to's and dramatic statement pieces. On today's show, Claudia will talk about her transition from social work to millinery, the materials and process she uses to create her designs, and the wide variety of sources she draws on for design inspiration - from Bauhaus architecture to Cape Town, South Africa. Plus, a playlist full of delightfully wintery tracks, featuring songs from Lia Ices, Miike Snow, Bon Iver, and Fleet Foxes, and a handy list of styling tips from Refinery 29 to keep your winter wardrobe in its finest sartorial shape. So settle in with your favorite scarf, and get ready for winter, Sew & Tell style!
Today we are airing an encore presentation of out first Radio Dispatch Live! Our special guests are Rolling Stone and Buzzfeed journalist Michael Hastings, Yemen and al Qaeda expert Gregory D Johnsen, and drone expert Sarah Knuckey. After this, we're back to our normal schedule.
BTR's Timothy Dillon gets us stoked for season three of HBO's "Game of Thrones." Plus, How Old Saint Nick keeps up with new technology.
As the East Coast continued its recovery from Superstorm Sandy, we visited the Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook which was devastated by flood waters. With many residents without power -- including those in Red Hook Houses, the largest public housing development Brooklyn -- and both big and small business forced to shut down, the Red Hook Initiative organized hundreds of volunteers to work together with FEMA and other local groups to help out the ravaged community. BTR Pulse spoke with everyone from small business owners to government officials on the scene.
Today, Latola revisits some of his most favorite interviews from 2012, including conversations with Blue Hawaii, SpaceGhostPurrp and various members of the BTR staff (whilst watching a Knicks game).
Today's show is another best-of show. We've got an essay Molly wrote about balloon salespeople, an essay John wrote about working as a high-end gift wrapper, a field piece about protest music, and a field piece about a dramatic Occupy arrest.
On November 26, 2012, TBWA/Chiat/Day hosted a launch party for photographer Rose Hartman's new book, Incomparable Women Of Style. Before the event, BreakThruTV's Lauren Hawker spoke with Rose about the book and her career, during which she has photographed a number of celebrities, models, and fashionistas -- Jacqueline Onassis, Kate Moss, Bianca Jagger, Naomi Campbell, and Lauren Hutton among them -- and been a fixture at such famed hot spots as Studio 54.
It's our Christmas Day show! Today's show is a best-of show, which includes Sam Osterhout reading from his book Memos to Ruby, and a strange interview with Fanny Faye, the insecure chef.
Painter Devon Clapp is interested in the bizarre, dark and more disturbing aspects of existence. His new show at et al Projects in Bushwick features images of deviant sex, bodily fluids, alien encounters, and other grotesque scenes rendered in drippy radio-active oranges, pinks and yellows.
Today, Latola revisits some of his most favorite interviews from 2012, including conversations with Tim Fite, Ethan Bassford of Ava Luna, and all four members of Conveyor
Ryan Devereaux on the dangers of Zero Dark Thirty, and the National Review thinks men would have stopped the Sandy Hook shooting.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we discuss the Newtown tragedy and the role that sports can play in these moments, break down what’s wrong with the Jets and what’s happened to Mark Sanchez, as well as talk about what made us fall in love with the sports and teams we continue to love today. To wrap it up, we take a look back at the year that is nearly finished.
Timing is everything. And this week on Book Talk I have a conversation with a psychologist turned Young Adult author whose debut novel, Cadillac Chronicles, follows the story of a young male in need of father influence to save him from a psychological downward spiral.
It's First Time Week on BTR, and we're celebrating it in style with Sew & Tell's first ever knitwear designer! Carlo Volpi is an award-winning, up-and-coming young knitter whose first collection for men, titled "Lipstick Stab Wounds," is colorful, challenging, and playfully & masterfully executed. Combining pop art references with sports and comic heros, Carlo's designs recall both sculpture and graffiti, introducing punk to its newest platform: the sweater. On today's show, Carlo will talk about how he started knitting, what inspires him to create his unique designs, the genius of Missoni, and some of his upcoming projects. Plus, a subtly holiday-ish themed playlist, with tracks from Sleigh Bells, Wise Blood, Mimicking Birds, Purse Snatchers, and a brand new, beautiful, heartbreaking Christmas song from Damien Jurado. So turn up the volume, pour yourself some egg nog, and join me for a conversation with Sew & Tell's first knitwear guest!
Time names Obama person of the year, the appalling lack of emotion for Muslims killed in the drone program, and the dangers of relying on terms like “criminal” and “mentally ill” when discussing gun control. Also, you guessed it, awesome listener mail.
A new company called Z!NG Revolution decks out the WIRED store for the first time. Plus, some landmark changes in U.S drug policy.
Latola talks to DJ Patrick K about the first live music show he saw, the first show he played, and the first instrument he owned (amongst other things)
Megan McArdle bravely suggests that gun rampage victims to gang-rush the shooter, the media is engaged in a lot of mother-blaming, and some FireDogLake bloggers really don't like how the austerity crisis deal is shaping up.
We spend the hour on the Newtown mass shooting, including Obama's history of failure on gun control and the way we talk about masculinity.
For more than 10 years German artist Bjoern Schulke has been making interactive kinetic sculptures. His works bring together steel, wood, lights, motors, electronic sensors, solar panels and even theremins into machines that move, see and make noise all on their own.
Matt Lauer really jackasses it up while interviewing Anne Hathaway, a new Guantanamo Bay ruling further censors the courtroom, and we can't stop reading all this great listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we discuss the NFL’s ruling on the Saints’ bounty case, look further into the NHL lockout, and debate and predict what the future of the sports worlds holds for us. Reminder about the BTR Photo Contest
We invite you into the heart of our homeland. Economic recession defines the landscape of Middle America and the hard-working people of so-called "Main Street." Surrounded by loss, people throw their lots into Tea Parties, state-sanctioned torture, and the tenuous relationships shared with each other.
The future is the ruling state for fashion - it often seems as though the industry is living 6 months ahead of everyone else. S/S 2013 came out in September, and even as we prepare to see F/W 2013 in February, many major labels are launching their pre-fall collections now. It might feel strangely out of synch to be thinking about fall of 2013 when we're barely into December 2012, but as trendsetters, possibly *the* trendsetters, fashion's earliest birds catch the consumer. But there are other respects in which fashion rushes boldly ahead, including innovations. Today's guest, Francesca Rosella, and her partner Ryan Genz are forces of invention, leading the technological revolution into fashion with their company, CuteCircuit. Together, Ryan and Francesca create what they call "wearable technology" - futuristic designs, from t shirts to red carpet gowns, that feature a slew of unique digital technology. Creating patterns with LED lights, Francesca and Ryan offer CuteCircuit customers the opportunity to do everything from make a cell phone call with the sleeve of a dress, to display tweets and iPhone photos on the front of a t shirt. Through CuteCircuit, the future has already arrived, and on today's show Francesca will talk about how she and Ryan met and began this one-of-a-kind enterprise, the architecture and production process behind their creations, and future plans for their line. Plus, I have tracks on today's playlist page from the future albums of Radar Bros., Lonesome Leash, and YACHT, as well as an epically long, epically great track off the new Sufjan Stevens Christmas album. All that and more in this hour of radio, so stick around for a glimpse into fashion's crystal ball...
More thoughts on the DSM and how it relates to trans people, major blow to unions in Michigan, and a so-called men's rights group targets a 19 year old activist.
Environmental specialist Zoe Reich talks geothermal heating. Plus, Gabriel Weinberg of DuckDuckGo predicts the future of privacy on the net.
As 2012 comes to a close, we ask people to look back on some of the top television shows of the year and to let us know which of those they’re looking forward to following into 2013. Watch out for POTENTIAL SPOILERS, as we hear from people about HBO’s Boadwalk Empire and Game Of Thrones, AMC’s Mad Men, and Showtime’s Dexter.
recorded in: Check my post-curtain call conversation with Jennifer Abrahams (Abby) ...and Kenneth Burgin (Tim) ...of Ghost Wife Radio (which opened last night in NYC) 00:00 Dentro 00:14 Latola introduces the show 01:50 Music - Slow Magic 05:25 Latola palavers with Jennifer (Abby) and Kenneth (Tim) of Ghost Wife Radio, after the opening night show! 09:56 A Relationship With The Sublime - The Caretaker 13:32 Camaraderie At Arm's Length - The Caretaker 18:17 Latola palavers with Jennifer (Abby) and Kenneth (Tim) of Ghost Wife Radio, after the opening night show! 23:02 The Party's Crashing Us Now - of Montreal 27:59 Latola palavers with Jennifer (Abby) and Kenneth (Tim) of Ghost Wife Radio, after the opening night show! 38:02 Doubt - Giants At Large 40:49 Feeble, Pleas and Haunting - ASPE 43:46 Latola bids adieu to another Den 45:29 Lux 3 - Brian Eno 65:08 Finish ("An Empty Bliss Beyond This World" art) The Caretaker Live: no shows listed ("Lux" art) Brian Eno Live: no shows listed ("The Sunlandic Twins" art) of Montreal Live: Dec 12    at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA Dec 13    at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA Dec 14    at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC Dec 15    at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC Mar 08    at Forsyth Park (Savannah Stopover) in Savannah, GA (Slow Magic in action - photo by Phillip Nguyen) Slow Magic Live: Dec 29 at Pyramid Rock Festival Philip Island in Melbourne, VIC, Australia Feb 01 at Pub Rock in Scottsdale, AZ ("Doubt" art) Giants At Large Live: Jan 03 at The Barbary in  Philadelphia, PA Jan 12 at St. James Place Tavern in Pittsburgh, PA
Ten legal tactics cops can use to surveil you, and some thoughts on what you can do to avoid them. Plus, the sweet sweet listener mail keeps coming.
Nick Kristof would like the poor in the US to stop being such leeches, visiting Ahmed Ferhani in Rikers, and some incredible listener mail.
This week on Art Uncovered I speak with artist Allison Sommers. Her new show, Ellipsis, includes videos, an installation and photographs inspired by her travels in Cypress and Tuscany. The exhibition is on view through December 17th at Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn.
Today, I celebrate Ghost Wife Radio, and then share a rough draft of an EP of remixes I've been working on
New DSM 5 still lists some trans people as "disordered", UN disability treaty gets voted down, and some amazing listener mail.
In their own words, Toronto trio Metz plays simple rock music. Yet, their tunes are actually anything but simple -- a lot of intention goes into every pounding drum beat, booming bass sound, thrashing guitar lick, and howling vocal part. In a musical landscape that sometimes seems to put a premium on quantity, equating more musicians with a more impressive sound, it's refreshing to just see three dudes put everything into some sick, huge music. Perhaps best of all, they're smart, funny, kind people, and were a joy to have in the studio. Watch as Travis tries to join the band, talks about Aerosmith, and gets a bit of background on how the guys started playing together.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we discuss what makes a rivalry truly great; whether between teams or players, look at the tragic story of the Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher and ask whether watching football has become a “guilty pleasure.”
Books – Richardson vs. Fielding, Garcia Marquez vs. Llorsa, Hemingway vs. Fitzgerald, Eliot vs. Pound & Plath vs. Sexton.
Have you ever wished that scouring the internet for second-hand designer goods could be more like Polyvore and less like Ebay? Well, this week's guest is the answer to our pre-owned fashion prayers. Kelly James is the founder and CEO of Boulder, CO-based 27 Perry, a new, innovative online shopping platform for consignment goods. On today's show, Kelly will talk about her background as a buyer for corporate fashion, the uniquely personal and poetic vision (literally!) that led to 27 Perry, and some of her own criteria for shopping used wares. Plus, a set list full of the latest from bands like Dr. Dog, Bleeding Rainbow, Young Rivals, Wild Yaks, and, of course, another Sufjan Christmas track! All that, plus your search for a pair of gently-worn Jimmy Choos is over: tune in to crack the code for first-rate fashion at second-hand prices!
Ahmed Ferhani takes a guilty plea, and Radio Dispatch was in the courtroom for the whole thing. Also, watching the New Jim Crow play out in court, several prominent women recently have refused to identify as feminists, and our thoughts decades of smear campaigns against the word feminism.
Prof. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera discusses violence and organized crime in Mexico. And later, Chaz Mannenheim gabs about the best rivalries of 2012.
Latola talks about music from 2012
Mike Konczal on the poorly named Fiscal Cliff: what it is and where Obama stands on it, both positive and negative. Also, a new study on gender representation in TV and movies.
Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network on Manning's testimony at Fort Meade, his psychiatrist's attempts to better Manning's detainment conditions, and the next steps in the pre-trial phase. Also, audio from NYU's panel discussion on free speech and whistleblowers, and John spoke at a Jeremy Hammond rally.
Photographer Edmund Clark's project Guantanamo: If The Light Goes Out looks at spaces and objects to tell the ongoing story of confinement and dehumanization at the infamous American prison camp in Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Clark photographed the homes of released detainees in the UK and travelled to Guantanamo Bay where he was granted access to the prison camp and the American base where soldiers and interrogators lived. The project also includes a body of work called Letters to Omar, a collection of correspondence sent to a detainee named Omar Deghayes while he was imprisoned in Guantanamo. The letters -- all of which have been scanned, redacted, cataloged and stamped -- illustrate the extreme levels of control exerted over every aspects of prisoners live. A selection of work from the project is on view now at Flowers Gallery in New York city through January 12th. A monograph of the entire project is available through Dewi Lewis Publishing.
Latola talks with Jake and Patrick from SimuNation about their most favorite rivalries
This is the recording of our first Radio Dispatch Live! We talk Petraeus, the kill list, and a decade of US foreign Policy from Iraq and Afghanistan to Pakistan and Yemen. Our guests are Micheal Hastings, Sarah Knuckey, and Gregory D Johnsen.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 three of us break down some current events including Rutgers’ move to the Big 10, this year’s MLB Hall of Fame Ballot and a new dormitory for Kentucky basketball players. We also look at specialization in sport and ask when kids should focus on one sport exclusively and if the current trend of specialized positions across all sports is a good or bad thing.
Whether it is singing, accounting or swimming you are good at, chances are there is a role for you somewhere. This week I look at the art of doing that special think you love and how to make a career out of it. I also look at a book by U.S. Special Forces Navy SEALs member who was part of “Team Six” that killed Osama Bin Laden and a 2010 controversial book called The Big Short that examines the financial crisis of 2008.
The fashion industry is built from a hundred individual specialties: manufacturers of trim, buttons, and fabric; designers of niche lines for outerwear, footwear, neckties, jeans, lingerie, swimwear; and retailers built around those same niche markets. But the latter two categories wouldn't exist without the first, so on today's show, we'll hear from Benita Singh, co-founder of a speciality textile website Source4Style. Source4Style exists as a virtual marketplace, connecting textile suppliers with designers, and ensuring responsible production and fair trade in the process. With this weekend's tragic factory fire in Bangladesh, the importance of transparency in the production chain is underscored, and Source4Style is fulfilling an essential role within the industry by offering designers the opportunity to purchase with ethical confidence. On today's show, Benita will talk about how she and her colleagues met and began Source4Style, some of their global partnerships, a few educational initiatives they offer, and some details about their selection of fabrics. Plus, I have the latest in articles and news coverage on the Bangladesh factory fire, as well as some all-too-infrequent good news from the headlines of the ethical fashion industry. And I've got a great playlist prepared, featuring two new acts from the UK, more Sufjan-style Christmas, and even a clip from comedian Tig Notaro. Another hour of style + substance coming your way, on BTR!
A new study sheds light on the harsh working conditions domestic workers face, the judge in Jeremy Hammond's case has a conflict of interest, and the US Navy assures the Internet that a human will always decide when a robot will kill you. And still more great listener mail.
It's Specialization Week on BTR, and we're exploring highly-specialized entrepreneurs.
It's getting to be that recapping time of year. Latola asks Jake from SimuNation about his most favorite (and least favorite) albums, films, video games and books of 2012
Revisiting the Runaway General, the Michael Hastings story that ended Stanley McCrystal's career as a general, a refresher on drones, and a black Florida teenager is gunned down in his car, allegedly after a confrontation with a middle aged white man. Plus, more listener mail than you can shake a stick at.
In the second part of this two-part episode of BTR Live Studio, Japanese drummer Yuko Araki (Cornelius, the Plastic Ono Band, Cibo Matto) and guitarist Hirotaka "Shimmy" Shimizu (Cornelius, IF BY YES) share another song and a story about working with Yoko Ono.
Fox News declares a War on Men, and we give you your reading list for the first ever Radio Dispatch Live, which we're recording this week.
Andy Adams is the editor, publisher and producer of This week on Art Uncovered he talks about online photo culture and his exhibition, Looking at the Land.
Live music recorded recently at both a Born Ruffians show and a Majical Cloudz show
Walmart workers and activists stage Black Friday strikes in 100 cities and in 46 states, pushing back on Charlie Pierce's uncharacteristically imperceptive post on the bombardment of Gaza, and thoughts on why our hometown consistently votes Democratic.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we welcome a special guest into the studio to discuss College Football and its role in the US education system, as well as American sports pride and identity.
What is plagiarism anyhow? Being “Knock-Off Week” here at BreakThru Radio, I wanted to take a look at the difference between copy write infringement, plagiarism, artistic license and influence.
Happy Friday, and happy official start to the holiday shopping season! On today's show, I'm joined by Alice Wu of Feral Childe clothing, one of my personal favorite lines. I first interviewed Alice last August, and we spoke about her and partner Moriah's design work, the launch of their collaborative label, some of the challenges of sustainable production, and their copyright suit against Forever 21, due to the theft of one of their original print designs. Today, I get to catch up with Alice about the resolution of the law suit, their current F/W 2012 collection titled "Infinite Librarian," and some exciting changes and opportunities that have come to Feral Childe over the last year. Plus, news on some Small Business Saturday shopping opportunities, along with a playlist full of new tracks from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, The Babies, Only You, and more from the new Sufjan Stevens Christmas album. So join us in giving thanks for independent design & music, on BreakThru Radio!
It's Thanksgiving. Celebrate by listening to one of our favorite shows this year, our hour-long discussion of Communism, featuring Jesse Myerson and Chepe.
More with celebrity impersonator Lisa Irion, and is it okay for journalists to call out less than PC tweets from teens?
An in-depth conversation with the award-winning actress Jessica Polsky and the actor/playwright John Krisiukenas, who will be performing on stage together in the new play Ghost Wife Radio, which runs from Dec 11th -Dec 23rd at the Ray Arias Theater in New York City
Anna Lekas Miller joins us to discuss the deteriorating conditions in Gaza, and The Nation's Josh Eidelson reports on the upcoming Black Friday strikes that Walmart workers are organizing. Also, Jamel Mims on stop and frisk and mass incarceration.
Filmmaker Rodney Ascher's new documentary, Room 237, is all about the secret meanings hidden in Stanley Kubrick's horror film The Shining.
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now joins us to discuss her new book, the Silenced Majority, as well as the Occupy movement, the silencing effect of the corporate media, and finding perspective when reporting on injustices from all over the world. Also, the bombardment of Gaza continues, and city officials continue to find sick people in public housing.
Latola talks with Jake from Simunation about Halo 4 (over 3.8 million bought a copy last week)
Strike Debt raised enough money to abolish over 5 million dollars in debt, Palestinian rights organizations protest Israeli bombardments of Gaza, and Teach For America claims to aspire to reform education through electoral politics.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we discuss the college football landscape, a huge trade in Major League Baseball, what impact the NHL lockout has had so far, talk about the never-ending hype surrounding Tim Tebow, and ask “do we believe the hype” on a number of issues.
Don’t Believe the Hype!
This week, I'm joined by the multi-talented, multicultural designer Nina Egli, creator of not one, but *two* great lines, Toujours Toi and Family Affairs. Nina started Toujours Toi in 2002 - 2003, as a charm bracelet side project for extra cash. It quickly took center stage, and her quirky, elegant combinations of charms, cast metal, sequins, and crystals captivate the imaginations of women everywhere. In 2008, Nina and her mother, Kaya, also a designer, began to work together on a line of women's clothing. Not surprisingly, their Swiss/New York cross-continental label, appropriately called Family Affairs, took off just as quickly as Nina's jewelry. Their collections are full of whimsical prints, paired with classic, vintage-inspired cuts for a look that's full of elegance and magic. On today's show, Nina will talk about how she began Toujours Toi, the stories and cinema that inspire her, and some brand new Family Affairs projects for the coming collections. Plus, music from Sufjan's Christmas epic, a Jonti re-do, and Toro Y Moi's new single - all that and more in this hour of fashion, so tune in as we keep fashion in the family on BTR!
Toro Y Moi. Majical Cloudz. Erik Gundel. Mykki Blanco. Future Shuttle. Julian Lynch. Beach House. Com Truise. Father John Misty. Hot Chip. John Maus. And more...
Today's show is all about police repression of Arab and Muslim communities, and activist groups as well.
A sneak peak at the new Wii-U gaming console and how Occupy reinvented itself in the wake of Sandy.
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the People's Bailout and the ongoing Rolling Jubilee. Also, slut-shaming in the Petraeus scandal, media worship of the military, and the national security state eats itself alive.
Occupy Sandy establishes an outpost in the still suffering Midland Beach area in Staten Island, and Jezebel shames high schoolers who posted racist tweets after Obama's reelection. This show is about natural disasters, race, and privilege.
This week, somewhere in Kazakhstan, a satellite called EchoStar XVI will launch into geosynchronous orbit 24,000 miles above the earth. Attached to that satellite is a silicon disk with 100 images etched into it's surface. The images depict snippets of life on Earth, and they may one day explain to their discoverer the fate of the lost civilization that sent them into space.
Check my conversation with Nathaniel & Connor of I Guess I'm Floating, recorded outside Pianos a few weeks back
Efforts to provide relief to the Rockaways continue, and John was on the ground to witness some of it. Also, Occupy's effect on the election, and Glenn Beck's website offers praise for Occupy Sandy.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we compare the presidential election and politics in general to the world of sports, discuss some of the dirtiest players and moves in sports, and look at the fine line between a clean and dirty play and player.
Dirty Secret is a tell-all memoir about the life of a daughter to a hoarder. Jessie Sholl takes you inside the embarrassment, shame, and adversity to overcome what living with a hoarder is all about.
It's Grace Kelly! It's Audrey Hepburn! No, it's... you! On today's show, I talk with Leslie Tessler, the design talent and passion behind a beautiful new line of elegant capes. Inspired by her grandmother's collection of vintage capes, Leslie set out to modernize the dramatic elegance of yesterday for today's woman. Her pieces are bold, classic, and so chic they make a solid case for the indispensability of a cape in every woman's wardrobe. On the show, we'll hear from Leslie about how her love affair with the cape began, when she decided to start her line, some of the beautiful materials she uses, styling tips, and future plans for the line. Plus, music from the BTR Discovery Artist Dan Mangan, along with The War on Drugs, Mumford & Sons, San Francisco newcomers the Evil Eyes, and more. So tune in for your weekly fashion tune-up with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
The Sanctuaries are a band from New York City who formed in 2010. Merging the jangly guitars of both the 60s and 90s via classic Rickenbacker style, the quartet pumps out memorable, upbeat pop songs. Currently hard at work on the followup to their full length debut, they're keeping fans happy with an EP that includes remixes of their earlier work, as well as a unique series of "cooking with mom" music videos. Keeping things on topic, the band played some of those tunes and sat down with Maia to talk nicknames, moms, and NJ basements.
Murals. Four Tet. DJ Food. Daphni. Styles P. Currensy. Cliff Dweller. Port St. Willow. Andy Stott. ShowYouSuck. Conveyor. And more...
The election results are in. We're drinking bloody marys and screwdrivers. Also, Nick Isabella, who runs the twitter account OccuWeather, tells about the coming nor'easter and spending Sandy on a boat.
It's Dirty Week on BTR! Is one political party 'dirtier' than the other? Also, more with professional dominatrix, Mistress T.
Check my conversation with Night Panther, recorded on a Friday night outside Glasslands a few weeks back
Michael Tracey on voter disenfranchisement in New Jersey following Superstorm Sandy. Also, Occupy Sandy is getting a lot of well-deserved good press. Our thoughts on why Occupy is so well suited to deliver relief to those affected by the storm.
On the ground interviews from Staten Island and Rockaway Beach, as we take you to some of the places in New York City that have been hardest hit. Today's show is all about people telling their own stories about how Sandy changed their lives.
In a new exhibition at the RISD Museum of Art called America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now, curator Jan Howard takes stock of the history of American landscape images, and the ways that photographers have revealed the complexities of american society, politics and economics through their examinations of the natural and built environments across the united states.
Presenting a sidewalk conversation with Conveyor I recorded outside Pianos during CMJ (from a few weeks back)
Our coverage of Sandy's effects on New York City continues, with Chris Robbins of Gothamist reporting on the massive destruction on Staten Island, and Nick Pinto of the Village Voice on continuing power outages in Red Hook. Also, Molly's got a new essay about structural oppression and education.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we talk about the impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York City, look at some sports conspiracy theories and weigh their merit, and ask just what revelation—if any—it would take to cause fans to walk away from a game they love.
This past week, parts of New York City and the surrounding area were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. In the wake of this storm, hundreds of thousands of people are without water, electricity and Internet, including BreakThru Radio’s broadcast studio. Tune in to Book Talk with Kory for a special episode recorded from his home in Hell’s Kitchen, one of the lucky New York neighborhoods with power, as he looks through some hurricane-inspired literature.
Wow, what a week! For all those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, the thoughts & hearts of all the BreakThru Radio staff are with you, and we wish you safe and swift recovery. There are a host of opportunities to help out, whether you live in the NYC area or elsewhere, and you'll find a list of resources at the bottom of today's show page. The fashion industry marched on through the storm, bringing with it a host of stories from the inspriational to the ridiculous, to the er, well, more ridiculous. And let's not forget that it was Halloween this week, too, which gave fashionistas everywhere an excuse to get even more flamboyant. Here on the station, we've been celebrating with Unsolved Mysteries week, taking this opportunity to examine some of the inexplicable, unfathomable, and downright strange phenomenon in culture, science and society. The fashion side of mystery can, in my opinion, most easily be found in vintage goods, and this week's Sew & Tell guests are the perfect example of how repurposed antiques can become updated treasures, oozing with historic mystique. Margaux and Walter Kent are a husband-and-wife team that form the creative collaboration behind Philadelphia-based Peg & Awl, a line of home, garden, and fashion accessories. Margaux and Walter's creations all borrow their lives from antique material, and to own a Peg & Awl piece is to own a rare piece of history. On today's show, Margaux and Walter will share the story of how they started Peg & Awl, where they find their unique source materials, and some of the processes they use to craft their beautiful goods. Plus, I have a sleuth-worthy playlist, with tracks from Timber Timbre, Levek, Midnight Magic and more. So invite your power-less friends over, gather around the kitchen table, light some candles, and tune in as we solve this Friday's fashion mystery...
Lost Boy? began as NY musician Davey Jones issuing forth DIY releases and free downloads with titles and artwork playing on pop culture, featuring songs that explore familiar territory -- invoking the attack of The Fall, the voice and unfiltered honesty of Daniel Johnston, the clever tunefulness of REM, the noise of Dinosaur Jr, and the bashing of early Nirvana. But, these days, Jones is joined by a full band, bringing new life to his lo-fi jams. Currently wrapping up a new album due in the Spring of 2013, the quartet has been honing their live shows and reworking some of the Lost Boy? back catalog to take advantage of a richer recorded sound that better represents the live experience. Of course, if their BTR Live Studio session is anything to go by, the live experience includes a lot of bouncing and smiling, and we wonder how they'll record that.
Huge Sandy-themed show today. Activist Michael Premo on InterOccupy mutual aid efforts, journalist Danny Gold on destruction in New Jersey and Staten Island, and defense attorney Gideon Oliver on Rikers, and the effects of shutting down the court system. Also, Molly escaped Manhattan and is back in the studio.
We explore D.B. Cooper, man of mystery, and the origins of the legendary Toynbee Tiles.
Happy Halloween! For this momentous holiday, an encore of BTR's warped version of Sleepy Hollow (which originally premiered on October 31st 2011)
Hurricane Sandy has devastated the Northeast, leaving millions without power, and New York City without subway service for the next several days at least. Molly is stuck in Manhattan, so today is another best-of show. We replay our interview with Greg Palast on his new book Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, and my interview of NYU's Sarah Knuckey on a drone report she co-authored.
Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Northeast! It's a Frankenstorm-snoreaster-pocalypse! We're replaying two interviews today, Governor Eliot Spitzer and the ACLU's Hina Shamsi.
This week on Art Uncovered Italian curator Domenico Quaranta talks about his exhibition Collect the WWWorld: The Artist or Archivist. For Collect the World Domenico has assembled a group of artists who appropriate, re-mix, collect and manipulate the cultural material of the web in an attempt to hold up a mirror up to our always-connected information society. These artists try to figure out what to make of the deluge of data, videos, images, text, social networking, and e-commerce that have reshaped our lives. The question that emerges from this show is whether the flood of information actually leads to knowledge and meaning or confusion, anxiety and identity crisis. The answer I got from the videos, installations, objects and other works in the show was all of the above. Last Sunday I spoke with curator Domenico Quaranta over Skype about Collect the World which is on view through November 4th at 319 Scholes in Brooklyn. Playlist 00:00 Thomas Intro 02:03 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 1 04:20 Totally Stoked (On You) - Y.A.C.H.T. 06:19 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 2 08:35 Slow With Horns Run For Your Life - Dan Deacon 11:14 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 3 13:37 Comfy in Nautica - Panda Bear 16:42 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 4 21:07 The Entertainment - Max Tundra 24:05 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 5 27:51 The Struggle Against Unreality - Matmos 30:33 Domenico Quaranta Interview pt 6 34:50 Outro/Luke Vibert  - Thurston Moore 36:23 Finish
Listen to my conversation with David Levesque (of Levek), recorded outside Pianos on October 20th
Cannibal cop wanted to kidnap, cook, and eat one hundred women, the future of warfare is lethal autonomous robots, and Mitt Romney's comments as Governor about same-sex parents.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we talk about the tradition of dressing up both for attending and playing sports, discuss the news that the New York Islanders are bound for Brooklyn and break down NYC as a sports town.
The world’s preeminent word-of-mouth marketing experts demonstrate how in-person social networking, not online marketing, is the secret to soaring revenues. Even in today’s digital world, 90 percent of recommendations that lead to consumer action happen offline. In The Face to Face Book, marketing gurus Ed Keller and Brad Fay reveal the secrets to harnessing this power, showing readers how they can spread the word about their products and brands faster than the speed of Facebook and with far greater impact.
TGIFashion! Sew & Tell is here to boost your weekend style sophistication factor, and this week's guests are just the pair to take on the task! Peter Buer and Phoebe Sung started Cold Picnic, a collaborative line of accessories, in 2010. Over the course of just 2 short years, they've released multiple collections of bold, sculptural designs that draw inspiration from 1970's crafts, ancient art and textiles, and Native American culture. From chunky rings to woven necklaces, animal pendants to etched leather, these two have brought a chic anthropological vibe to their Brooklyn storefront, A Thousand Picnics. On today's show, Peter and Phoebe will talk about how a bibliophilic road trip ultimately became a business, some of the unique crafts and materials they use, and a few new projects in the works. Plus, a disquieting playlist assembled just for the Halloween season, with some of the spookiest tracks from recent weeks including artists like Dum Dum Girls, Mumford & Sons, WIN WIN, King Tuff and more. So tune in & prepare for some frighteningly fashionable radio on BTR!
Chase Madar, author of The Passion of Bradley Manning, on Manning's detention, trans identity, and the overlap of foreign policy and mass incarceration. Also, Richard Mourdock's “God intended that” rape comments, and a new agency that codifies global secret war.
Taking a look at 20-something entrepreneurs in NYC and Daniel Mustard talks about his days as a homeless musician.
Check my interview with Edwin Mathis of Eola, recorded last Saturday night inside Death By Audio while Majical Cloudz were playing.
Anne Elizabeth Moore on her new book Hip Hop Apsara, Cambodia, and denationalized trade zones. Also, a listener provided interview about austerity in Greece.
John returns to the show, with more audio from Guantanamo Bay. Also, Greg Basta on the new book by New York Communities for Change, and Nick Espinoza on Occupy Our Homes Minnesota.
Wendy Klemperer makes sculptures of animals. the creatures in her work are amazingly expressive and convey complex movement and emotion that reflects the hours wendy has spent observing animals in the wild, in nature films and in the works of other artists like the painter Eugène Delacroix and photographer Eadward Muybridge.
Check my interview with Slow Magic, recorded last Tuesday outside Pianos. Plus, some songs I recorded at CMJ 2012 from Angel Haze and Majical Cloudz
John's latest dispatches from Guantanamo Bay, including an interview with Hina Shamsi of the ACLU. Also, an interview with Nelini Stamp, organizer with the Dream Defenders, on the school to prison pipeline, changing the debate, and the importance of organizing Latino and African American youth against their common oppressors. Plus, Jesse and Molly discuss Well Meaning Misogynists and the importance of checking your privilege.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we wish Kristy a happy birthday, discuss Lance Armstrong’s being dropped by Nike and stepping down from Livestrong, and look at how mobile apps are changing the way we consume sports news and even watch sports, leading to questions about what it now means to be a fan in this modern age. is a definitive site for the mature widowed or divorced man. As healing after a breakup, divorce, or a death of a significant other takes time and can be very difficult to overcome, this site provides a positive sense of renewal, as well as offering valuable advice for men on how to move forward into this next exciting chapter of their lives. From condiments to condoms, has you covered!
Happy Friday! So much great stuff going on this week, as we head into the homestretch of the rapidly approaching holiday season - once Halloween hits, Thanksgiving and the Holidays are just weeks away! So (lucky for you) I have two great tips on today's show to give you a jump-start on your gift lists. The first is today's guest, designer Erica Weiner. Erica started designing jewelry a few years ago, but quickly built both a and name for herself in the Brooklyn fashion scene, and a charming storefront in Nolita. Now, her original creations, reinterpreted vintage findings, and restored antique collections are sold online and in boutiques worldwide. Her designs mingle modern style with historical artifacts in a fresh context - all of Erica's pieces, whether earrings, necklaces, or rings, have a rich sense of story. On today's show, Erica will talk about her boundless passion for vintage shopping, some recent finds at a London flea market, some of her own family heirlooms, and she'll reveal why anyone who's worked in costuming is inherently employable. Plus, I have the preview of Target's upcoming collaboration line with Neiman Marcus designers, which will hit stores on Dec. 1st, and a ton of great music on the show! Today's playlist is dedicated to Maine, and to this week's BTR CMJ showcase artists. You'll hear tracks from rising stars like Kalyn Rock, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, A Severe Joy, Eternal Summers and more. So tune in as you work on your Halloween costume - Sew & Tell and BTR are here to inspire!
John's third dispatch from Guantanamo is an interview with Defense Attorney David Schulz on classified information and updates on the progress of the pre-commission hearing.
It's App Week on BTR! Featured guests on today's episode include Justin Ouellette, Director of Special Projects at Tumblr. He's here to give us the scoop on a brand new app from Tumblr called Photoset, which helps you "create and share beautiful hi-res photosets on your iPhone or iPad."
Check my interview with Raphaelle and Alexander of Blue Hawaii, recorded yesterday outside Pianos on the first day of CMJ 2012
Jesse Myerson is back to continue the co-host party and John sends his second dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, including more audio from lawyers discussing presumptive classification. Plus, Jesse's vision of our impending dystopic future, the outting of a troll by Gawker, more NYPD beatings, and incredible listener mail.
Jesse Myerson is guest co-hosting all week. John sends his first dispatch from Guantanamo Bay, the EU is confusingly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Prime Minister of Australia takes down the sexist leader of the opposition, and updates on the MTA fare hike situation.
Over ten years filmmaker Ben Shapiro followed photographer Gregory Crewdson, documenting his film-sized photo productions in Western Massachusetts. In his new documentary Gregory Crewdson Brief Encounters Shapiro takes us behind the scenes on Crewdson's obsessively constructed sets and inside the artist's creative process.
Latola talks about BTR Today and what BTR is doing for CMJ 2012 this week in NYC
Melissa Gira Grant on a California proposition that would adversely effect sex workers, and the former Facebook executive who's behind it.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we break down what has so far been an incredily exciting baseball post-season, speak with a BTR Intern from Kansas City about the Matt Cassell saga and take a look at some nationwide sports polls and try and predict their results.
In The Knockoff Economy (Oxford University Press, September 2012), law professors Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman reveal the hidden inner workings of disciplines ranging from fashion to finance to font design, provocatively concluding that the freedom to copy and bring knockoffs to market benefits creators and consumers alike.
On this week's fashion feature, I'm joined by Naomi Clark and Nana Spears, two of the imaginative forces behind Brooklyn-based design and art collective Fort Makers. In addition to art pieces, installations, and furniture, Fort Makers has developed a beautiful fashion label centered around hand-painted pieces. The original designs blend fine art and fashion in strikingly unique garments, and it's no surprise that they recently finished a collaboration line for Anthropologie. On today's show, Nana and Naomi will talk about how they formed Fort Makers, Naomi's process for painting silk, some new accessory designs, and the artists and designers that inspire their work. Plus, new music from former Velvet Underground-er John Cale, as well as side-by-side releases from Dandy Warhol drummer Brent Deboer, who is out with both a new solo effort as well as the debut album from his Australian-based project Immigrant Union. And some info on the upcoming BTR CMJ showcases happening this week - we've got a ton of hot music to keep you warm as the weather cools. So tune in and stay toasty with fall fashion & music on BreakThru Radio!
Labor reporter Josh Eidelson joins us to discuss the Walmart strikes happening across the country, the possibility of a mass coordinated disruption of Black Friday, and the power and vulnerability of labor in the United States. Plus, John is going to Guantanamo Bay! Also, a listener points out Obama's condescending language when talking about women's issues.
It's Poll Week on BTR! Featured guests on today's episode of Third Eye Weekly include co-founder and Executive Vice President of Edison Research, Joe Lenski. According to its website, Edison Research has provided major news organizations, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN and The Associated Press, with exit poll information since 2003. Today, Mr. Lenski talks about the upcoming presidential elections and the exit polling Edison Research is working on in Georgia. And later, Doug Schwartz, director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, joins us to discuss polling methodology. Plus, he updates us on the surveys Quinnipiac has been conducting as of late!
Karim El Hakim shares firsthand stories about the Egyptian revolution, including the time the secret police beat and detained him, and discusses his new film shot on the streets of Cairo, ½ Revolution. Also, thoughts on the Geneva Conventions, and we're pumping our school children full of medication for social justice, or something. Plus, Occupy Our Homes in Atlanta rally's around a former cop in danger of losing her home.
Kevin Gosztola of FireDogLake on 3rd party politics and short-term thinking in the Democratic Party, Patrick Robbins on an anti-Spectra pipeline action full of naked people painted green, and NYC subpoenas Ken Burns' footage of the Central Park 5.
Over the last 50 years, Arthur Pollock has photographed some of the landmark events in our country's history, including Vietnam War protests and the Challenger Space Shuttle explosion. He has also documented countless day to day stories and features for some of the country's top news outlets.
Latola talks about the haps on BTR Today. Then, a conversation with DJ Wynn (recorded Saturday night on Graham Avenue in Bushwick) touching upon music, the Frajil Movie Project and Nicolas Jaar.
Micah Uetricht on the striking Walmart workers in Illinois and California, the jobs numbers are in and look better than usual, and our take on the first presidential debate, as well as distressing torture acceptance and NDAA updates.
This week we delve deep beneath the surface, coursing through the criminally under-explored arteries of the least estimated stuff we could find.
This week we delve deep beneath the surface, coursing through the criminally under-explored arteries of the least estimated stuff we could find.
You might know where your organic cotton shirt was made, or have seen construction on your locally-produced jeans... but what about your shoes? In the increasing market of sustainable fashion, footwear seems a step or two behind. But this week's guest, Nick Meyer, will tell us how he and his two co-founders are changing the industry for the better with their new line of fair trade hand-made shoes, Nisolo. Working with four shoemakers in Northern Peru, the members of Nisolo have developed a line of beautiful leather shoes for men and women, in a range of classic, elegantly versatile styles and colors. On today's show, Nick will talk about how they first discovered a hot-spot of Peruvian shoemakers, some of the ways in which the Nisolo business model benefits Trujillo's shoe industry and community, the progress they've made in just one year of business, and hopes for future expansion. Plus, tracks from hot-off-the-press Mumford & Sons, Sun Airway, and Murder By Death, as well as music from Beacon, Active Child and more. Join us for a Friday of feel-good fashion, here on BreakThru Radio!
Lee Bains III And The Glory Fires learned to construct music in the churches of their childhoods, then learned to destroy it in the punk clubs of their subsequent youths. With strong influences running the gamut from country and roots to punk and power pop, this distinctly Southern, soulful, inspired music is a force to be reckoned with. Pulled together by Bains as he returned to his home of Birmingham after a stint in Tuscaloosa institution the Dexateens, The Glory Fires match the passionate frontman with intense urgency and musical prowess. Their debut album (and titular single, featured here), was inspired by the mishearing of a line from an old hymn - as "There is a balm in Gilead," became a bomb, ready to blow up any minute.
NEW FLYING LOTUS. Gonjasufi. Teen. Trentemoeller. Sigur Ros. Washed Out. Chad Valley. Nicolas Jaar. Beach House. These New Puritans. And more...
Tucker Carlson and Drudge discover that President Obama is black, Todd Akin believes women who aren't pregnant are getting abortions, and the wave of awesome listener mail continues.
It's Underestimated Week on BTR and this week's Third Eye Weekly episode is chuck full of underestimated music and poems. Featured guests on today's show include Joyce Boone, a 45-year-old home healthcare aide that's made quite the name for herself in the New York tri-state area arm wrestling community. And later, BTR's Mark Falanga brings us his interview with Dan Bryndle, a business development manager for VPC Fiberglass, a company scoring record profits in the advent of record cast iron manhole cover theft
Latola talks about the haps on BTR Today. Then, he talks at length about the new Flying Lotus album. He also talks about one of the worst sounds in the world.
Greg Basta of New York Communities for Change discusses the lawsuit brought by Attorney General Eric Schniederman against JP Morgan.
Columbia Law Professor Naureen Shah joins us to discuss a new drone report she co-authored.
This week on the show painter and community advocate Peter Krashes joins me to talk about his new exhibition Make It Work In Brooklyn! He tells me some of the stories behind the paintings in his show, talks about the relationship between painting and community organizing, and explains how to make "seed bombs." His show is on view at Theodore Art in Bushwick through October 14th.
Latola talks about what's happening on BTR Today, revisits an interview with Johnnie Cluney (the man who makes all that awesome art for Daytrotter) and talks Flying Lotus
John isn't voting for Obama. Molly's on the fence. We spend the hour on discussing the issue that is dominating the Internet, and the dangers of not acknowledging privilege.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we discuss the return of the NFL referees and what the season may look like from here on out, talk about how and when kids should specialize in one sport as well as how children’s creativity is often sapped as they get older.
Fairy tales for children. Novels for and about children. And a guide to raising children. On Book Talk this week, I take a look at some classic tales that have survived, now, centuries, a fascinating novel about children on an adult-less island and a new theory on how to raise kids in today’s bubble-wrapped world.
For this year's first official fall broadcast of Sew & Tell, I found the perfect accessory that will help you hold onto summer a little longer, even through the dead of winter. Shana Aldrich Ready is a Maine-based designer, whose sleek, contemporary line of bracelets, The Ropes, are created from made-in-state marine ropes and hardware. If you've ever been down to the harbors and lobster docks on the coast of Maine, you'll recognize the weave of these bright, colorful pieces, and their stylishly bold appeal. On today's show, Shana will share about her experience growing up in Maine, her time designing apparel in New York, and what ultimately led her back to Maine and to The Ropes. Plus, a soul set with music from Sharon Jones and Betty LaVette, the latest from L.A.'s He's My Brother She's My Sister, and more. So stick around and get fashionably knott-y with The Ropes and BreakThru Radio!
Tim Pool reports from the streets of Madrid, and the intense police violence he witnessed there.
It's Child Week on BTR! In our mile-a-minute, media-saturated culture, how can kids learn to think critically about the media and news? We examine media integration in K-12 curriculums with David Cooper Moore, Program Director for Powerful Voices for Kids, as well as a look into IndyKids, a progressive newspaper written for kids by kids. Later in the program, is China's one child per family policy to blame for their dwindling youth population? And how will our chief economic rivals address a predicted mass exodus of their labor force into retirement? BTR's Timothy Dillon asks sociologist and Bowdoin College professor, Nancy Riley these questions and more.
Human Rights attorney Sarah Knuckey joins us to discuss the new report on the Obama administration's drone program, which she co-authored.
Pussy Riot lawyers discussing their case - we have audio of their talk at NYU, and a new report on drones details the horror and anguish they cause.
Last Tuesday, Steve Sabol, the long-time president, filmmaker and creative force behind NFL Films, passed away. Through artful cinematography and epic orchestral soundtracks Sabol is largely credited with creating the mythology and visual aesthetic of the National Football League, forever changing the way people watch football. This week I speak with writer, professor, filmmaker and former NFL player Michael Oriard about how NFL Films created a new visual language for sports highlight films. I also speak with photography curator David Little about how sports are intertwined with the history of film and photography. He also explains how the artist Alexandr Rodchenko and filmmaker/Nazi propagandist Leni Reifenstal helped invent some of the visual conventions we take for granted in live sports broadcasts
Daytona are a young Brooklyn indie rock trio whose members boast backgrounds in notably boisterous acts Harlem and Wild Yaks. Think of this project as an antidote to the late night parties and wild shredding found in those bands. Through gentle melodies, Daytona produce pop jams that ably alternate between cheery or melancholy from moment to moment. The guys stopped by the studio to share some songs from their EP and to discuss the challenges of picking a band name.
Today, Latola talks to Jake from SimuNation about what children love most - video games (specifically, Borderlands II)
Ali Gharib joins us to discuss Middle East protests and Romney's secret remarks about Israel and Palestine.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we discuss the state of both the NHL and NFL (refs) lockouts, talk about how football has changed in recent years, and the grand tradition of tailgating and all the food and ceremony that comes with it.
Before we get to the vegan and meat talk, I will preview the upcoming New Yorker festival due to take place in New York from Oct 5 – 7. I also will have a discussion on the David Byrne new book taking the music industry by storm – How Music Works.
While the primary debate surrounding vegetarianism focuses on food, there's a world of veg & vegan friendly fashion out there as well, including... leather?! Yes, even leather products can be ethically sensitive, as this week's guest, Belinda Pasqua, proves with her line of fashion-forward handbags. Belinda launched The Sway just a couple years ago, and the line of bags and jackets, created from upcycled motorcycle accessory scraps, has gained quick popularity. Her designs blend a funky, rock-inspired edge with classic shapes and cuts, and their scrap-based status appeals to meat-eaters and vegans alike. On this week's show, Belinda will talk about how growing up in Australia shaped her passion for nature, the path that led to launching The Sway, her sourcing and production methods, and evidence of growth in the eco-fashion industry. Plus, I've got brand new Grizzly Bear in the mix for you today, along with Mike Higbee, Helio Sequence, Night Moves, Deluka and more. So grab an edamame snack, stay tuned, and get ready to learn about a gorgeous line of leather accessories that's perfect for any diet!
The anti-Muslim video and the importance of defending free speech you find abhorrent, the Chicago Teachers strike ending, and some incredible listener mail.
It's Meat and Vegetarian Week on BTR! On today's episode of Third Eye, we look at the recent report from the Stockholm International Water Institute warning that impending water shortages could force the world's population to adopt vegetarian diets. Later, a candid conversation with vegan cookbook author, Terry Hope Romano. BTR Managing Editor Margaret Jacobi talks about Romero's long history in cooking, DIY culture, and not letting her meat-eating friends feel guilt-tripped by her presence.
Latola has fun with Meat & Vegetable samples. Then he talks about Grizzly Bear and Thee Oh Sees, at length.
The NYPD arrested John again. Here's our show about it.
Gary Vider is a New York City-based comedian whose deadpan, relatable humor has frequently made him a comedy festival finalist and seen print in the NY Times and Time Out NY. In this set, he takes on the tough issues of facing the girl version of himself, the real reason why New York is the city that never sleeps, and the secret to getting a free trip to Israel.
Jesse Myerson joins us for S17, Occupy Wall Street's one year anniversary. Reports from the day's actions, as well as thoughts on the significance of the last year.
That's photographer Andy Freeberg talking about his project called Guardians. It's one of two exhibitions he has up right now in California. Both of his shows depict people occupying space with works of art, but the worlds Andy documents in these two shows couldn't be more different.
Latola celebrates Meat and Veg Week on BTR Today, hypes the Pizza Boys, and shares his latest remix
Greg Palast joins us to discuss his new book, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, as well as the Chicago teachers strike.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we wrap up the US Open, discuss what Notre Dame’s move to the ACC says about the priorities of college sports, talk ESPN, and look at the state of sports journalism in general.
On a warm June day, Maura Corrigan is walking with her nine-year-old son, James, as he rides his bike to school when the unthinkable happens.  He darts on to the street and is hit by Alex, a 17-year-old neighbor.  What unfolds in the wake of the accident is an intricate web of relationships, secrets, and betrayals that ultimately create a story of resilience.
Remember that scarf you got in college (right after you broke up with your first big love) and still have? Or the sweater you stole from your sister in high school, and never gave back? Writer and artist Emily Spivack is a fashion historian/documentarian/anthropologist, who has been collecting personal stories and memories that are attached to the things in peoples' closets. In addition to writing the Smithsonian blog Threaded, focused on fashion history, Emily also offers two amazing blogs of her own, Sentimental Value and Worn Stories. The first is a collection of stories that Emily has found on Ebay, posted along with the item for sale, and the second is a series of first-hand narratives about favorite/meaningful garments and accessories, from a variety of artists, designers, and writers. On today's show, Emily will talk about her work for The Smithsonian, how she started to collect stories from Ebay, and why fast fashion doesn't allow for the cultivation of a meaningful closet. Plus, tons of great new music from The Raveonettes, Jason Collett, The Luyas, Conveyor, and more, and articles, favorites, and gossip from New York Fashion Week! So join us now as we get personal... in style.
Iona Craig reports from Yemen on the bomb blast that killed 12 people, how Anwar al-Awlaki was perceived in Yemen, and growing anti-American sentiment throughout the country.
A round table on HBO's The Newsroom and is the Western media accurately portraying the conflict in Syria?
Latola celebrates Journalism Week on BTR Today. Also, a new interview with Farzad Houshiarnejad, one half of Night Panther (recorded at their recent show at Santo's Party House). And Thee Oh Sees have a new album out, let's explore.
Joe Macare reports on the Chicago Teachers Union strike from the streets of Chicago, and gives context to the charter school movement.
Nona Willis Aronowitz and Aaron Cassara join us to discuss the upcoming film Barista, which they just successfully funded through Kickstarter.
Photographer Emil Hartvig is based in Copenhagen, but recently he came to the United States and traveled through the Midwest to photograph the Prepper movement. Preppers subscribe to an extreme kind of disaster preparedness. They're not setting aside a few bottles of water or a flashlight in case the power goes out. Preppers are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Whether its economic collapse, civil unrest, or a biological or nuclear attack, the Prepper movement is all about having the means to be self sufficient and protect yourself when the shit hits the fan.
Today, Part 2 of Latola's backpacking adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park
We break down President Obama's speech to the DNC, as well as Michelle Obama's and Bill Clinton's.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we discuss the US Open and the opening of football season, chat rugby with a special guest and look at the cost of playing sports in general
“Free” has a lot of definitions. But to BreakThru Radio this week, it stands for a free economy—a society where people, products and labor are all free. On Book Talk, I review a newly launched website by BTR’s own Sam Griswold that scores books for free. I review Nelson Mandela’s fight for freedom, and the state of South Africa in the state of his looming death. Finally, I look at how a Reverend from Brooklyn, NY argues for the morality of a free-market economy.
Happy Fashion Week! I hope you're all enjoying a week full of beautiful new designs, debuts, and drama. In honor of this special occasion, I have a very exciting guest on the show for you today - Tara St. James is the talented designer behind the acclaimed Brooklyn-based women's wear line Study NY. A native of Montreal, Tara studied fashion at university before becoming Creative Director for the label Covet. As her concerns with sustainable and responsible production grew, Tara eventually left Covet to begin her own line in 2009. Study NY was winner of the prestigious Eco Domani grant for sustainable design in 2011, and it's easy to see why: Tara's pieces are complex, clever, rigorous, and elegant. On today's show, Tara will share about the path that led her to start Study, her work with an ancient Japanese dyeing technique, some of the biggest issues facing sustainable production today, and what's ahead for Study NY. Plus, great new music on the show from Deerhoof, Animal Collective, The Fresh & Onlys and more, so stick around and get ready to take notes... this is Fashion Week with Study NY here on Sew & Tell!
Day 3 of our DNC coverage, including a direct action by the No Papers, No Fear Ride For Justice group aka the UnDocuBus tour, and audio from the Planned Parenthood Rally.
It’s Free Week on BTR!
Today, Part 1 of Latola's backpacking adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park last week
Our on-the-ground coverage of the DNC in NC continues with the No Papers, No Fear tour, and we infiltrate a Young Democrats for America party.
Radio Dispatch is in Charlotte, North Carolina for the DNC, reporting from the Southern Workers Assembly, and Cat Salonek of Occupy Homes in the Twin Cities.
Brian Rose's new book of photographs, Time and Space on the Lower East Side, is all about how we experience change, or lack of it, in the urban environment. The book is a collection of large format color photographs taken on the streets of New York City's Lower East Side in the years 1980 and 2010. Over those 30 years the Lower East Side has gone from being a symbol of urban blight and decay to a poster-child for urban renewal and gentrification. But, Brian's book is not a collection of side-by-side comparisons contrasting two different eras of the neighborhood, like the books in which a picture from one location is juxtaposed with a picture taken from the same spot many years later. Instead, the photographs in Time and Space on the Lower East Side reveal the year in which they were taken through small details like a pedestrian's bellbottoms, the design of a parked car, or the typography on a billboard. That is, if the photos reveal their age at all. More often than not you can't really tell what year any given picture was taken in without a thorough examination.
It's Labor Day. Bask. Listen to music.
Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network returns to discuss the on-going pre-trial hearings at Fort Meade, more RNC weirdness.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we discuss some moral quandaries, take a look at the sport of biking vs. biking as transportation and see how we’re feeling about Lance a week after the fact.
Everyone should own a bicycle, especially if you live in a major city such as New York. A lot is being done to make cities more bicycle-friendly. This week on Book Talk, I discuss philosophy (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance), overcoming great odds (It’s Not About the Bike: My journey Back to Life), and a fictional quest for inner-peace (It’s All Downhill).
What do bicycles and fashion have to do with each other? Everything! Forget cars - biking is the fashion king of transportation, and beautiful cycle-friendly labels, designer bikes, and elegant bike style blogs have popped up left and right. For this week's show, I got to chat with designer and blogger Ann DeOtte of the new brand Iva Jean, dedicated to products that help women more easily incorporate biking into their daily routines. The line launched with its first product introduction last fall, when it released the Rain Cape. Championed by several top design websites, including Daily Candy and Cup of Jo, the Iva Jean Rain Cape is sleek, subtle, and sophisticated, designed with both street wear an cycling in mind. Join us as Ann shares about her work in marketing for design firms, her own transformation into a dedicated and determined biker, and the inspiration behind Iva Jean. Plus, new music samples from Field Report, NO, Matthew Dear, Firewater and more, for fashion Friday here on BTR!
Michael Tracey is at the RNC, and we talk to him about the silencing of the Ron Paul delegates, the bizarre social scene and night life, and Ann Romney.
It's Bike Week on BTR! First, we sit down with Morrigan McCarthy of Restless Collective, a two-person multimedia project that aims to explore the world, figuratively and literally, by bike. Along with her partner, Alan Winslow, McCarthy completed an 11,000-mile bike tour of the United States. And later, we head to the Motor City for an interview with Zak Pashak, a young Canadian politician and music entrepreneur that's breaking into the bike business in a big way. Despite the city's bad rap, Pashak fell in love with Detroit and opened his own bicycle manufacturing plant, Detroit Bikes.
Latola has a long conversation with Jake from SimuNation about film. Specifically, M. Night Shymalan, "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Raising Arizona." Also, talk of Beck, Halo and teddy bears. Plus apropos music.
Laurie Penny on rape culture and her own experience with rape, as well as how this conversation relates to the accusations against Assange.
NYPD is responsible for all 9 bystanders shot outside the ESB, Chris Matthews calls out Reince Preibus for race-baiting, and Dan Savage responds to allegations of ableism.
For the last eight months San Francisco based painter Michelle Blade has been working on a project called 366 Days of the Apocalypse. The premise of the project is simple: Each day for all of 2012's 366 days (it's a leap year), Michelle is going to make a painting. One painting a day, every day, until the end of the world. If you haven't heard 2012 marks the end of the Mayan calendar, which some have interpreted as a prophecy that this is the year of the apocalypse. Now, Michelle doesn't really believe that Earth as we know it is going to be snuffed out at the end of December, but the prophecy provided an interesting structure for a series of painting exploring how we struggle to comprehend cultural shifts in our lives
Latola has fun with bike samples for Bike Week. Then, after discussing the haps on BTR today, he plays a conversation he recorded with our new Discovery Artist this week, Night Panther. And apropos bike music (of course).
Matt Fisher talks about Progressive Insurance providing legal counsel to the driver who killed his sister, and the worldwide response to his story.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we discuss the recent Lance Armstrong revelations, the Little League Sorld Series, pre-season NFL, and how the down-turned economy has affected sports.
I take a look at how literature and self-help guides play a role in understanding any generations current economic state.
It's almost fall! And you know what that means - the return of pumpkin lattes, rosy cheeks, and classic fall fashion. Today's Sew & Tell guest puts a spin on classic style for her F/W 2012 collection - Lizz Wasserman of the L.A.-based popomomo creates women's wear pieces that are heady, sophisticated, and still playful. The former creative designer for Free People launched her own line with the desire to make changes for the sustainable, and has found no shortage of fans for her collections. Each season is inspired by icons, cultural movements, and philosophies that range from Geogia O'Keefe to the Russian Constructivists. With that level of creative approach, it's no surprise to discover that Lizz comes from a background in sociology and anthropology, and on today's show, we'll learn about how she made the leap from European squat culture to her own label, her method for developing one-of-a-kind prints, the inspiration behind her F/W 2012 pieces, and how her closet has changed as she's moved into her 30's. All that, plus a stellar playlist, including brand new Yeasayer, samples of the new collaborative projects Poor Moon and OMBRE, and a gorgeous cover of the Arcade Fire from two San Francisco-based musicians. So grab a cup of cider and get ready to take notes - fall is fashionably early on BTR!
ProPublica's Justin Elliott on the false claim that the NYPD foiled 14 terror plots, and the GOP's anti-woman and anti-gay agendas.
For The New Economy Week on BTR, we feature a special segment on the Rent Strike in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Later, Sam Kazman, Lead attorney for the the Competitive Enterprise, states his organization's case against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Latola talks about the most watched videos on YouTube, ever. Also, he breaks down the haps on the BTR New Economy today. Plus, words on Dan Deacon, Spider Bags, and an upcoming trip to Rocky Mountain National Park (with possible bear attacks)
Jeffrey McClain of Iraq Vets Against The War on to discuss Stars Earn Stripes, a facility that recreates the bin Laden raid, and growing militarism in America.
Nha Toi is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Fred Hua, the owner and head chef at Nha Toi, is known for his positive attitude and excellent homemade food. Matt Latola visited the restaurant and spoke with Fred and some of the regular customers about their experiences at Nha Toi. Featured songs: "Home Again!" and “Karina” by Menahan Street Band Official website: Facebook: About BreakThruRadioTV: BreakThruRadioTV is a multi-format series presenting anything and everything from comedy and music to news and documentary. Watch more episodes of BreakThruTV on our Blip page:
Truthout's Joe Macare on Occupy Chicago, the Assange embassy controversy, and the Pussy Riot solidarity action in New York City on Friday.
A few weeks ago I was on vacation and I went into a deli to use the ATM. I swiped my card and then the strangest thing happened. When the ATM did it's "connecting" thing to verify my information, out of nowhere came a loud ping, chime and crackle. It was a sound I hadn't heard in years, but one that I instantly recognized. The sound of a dial up modem. I guess this ATM still used a 56k modem to do it's transactions. It was an odd sound to encounter because I didn't realize having dial-up was even an option in 2012. This got me thinking about all the other sounds that have gone extinct with the advance of technology. Things like analog television static, a metal hammer striking a bell when a telephone rings. All these sounds that were once such an inescapable part of our sonic environment are just vanishing from the world.
Latola talks new albums out this week from Yeasayer, Ariel Pink, Teengirl Fantasy and Four Tet
Pussy Riot gets 2 years hard labor, London authorities threaten to storm Ecuadorian embassy, Paul Ryan's bad repro-rights rep, and W Kamau Bell.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we Kory and Sam look back on the Olympics and look at some current events, followed by an interview with two twins all the way from Australia.
There is as much sound in reading as there is in radio. Taking a look at the use of the word of “sound” in literature, we philosophize on sound, the south and depression in this week’s episode of Book Talk.
What's the sound of style? Well, it's a lot more glam than one hand clapping. In fact, as we've discussed Sew & Tell before, there is a ton of crossover between fashion and music, designers and rockers. For today's show, I got to talk with Susan Domelsmith, a Brooklyn jeweler who's also part of the all-girl Brooklyn band Open Ocean. Susan's jewelry line, Dirty Librarian Chains (best name ever?), is a beautifully tangled, bold array of pieces, each one made from repurposed vintage materials. From elegantly twisted chain necklaces, to simple, sculptural rings, these pieces are 100% rock 'n roll, and it's easy to see why the line has caught the attention of musicians like Debbie Harry and Vivian Girls. Susan's own music is no less innovative - she contributes keyboards to two projects: the throw-back punk band Open Ocean, and the experimental electronic pop duo Time Reveals. On today's show, Susan talks about the evolution of DLC, sourcing vintage materials, making music with fashion friends, and some of her favorite NYC libraries. Plus! An awesome playlist (what else would you expect?) featuring music from Open Ocean, Wild Nothing, Rubblebucket, Bill Fay, Bob Mould and more. So turn up the volume and settle in for some seriously stylish sound, with Sew & Tell on BTR!
Alexis Goldstein is on to talk Goldman Sachs, the Progressive Insurance attorney, and NBC's Stars Earn Stripes.
On today's episode, Jen interviews composer and programmer Jakub Ciupinski of Blind Ear Music, a collective of musicians and composers with a penchant, and special software program, for real-time composing. Essentially, thanks to this new technology, the audience can watch a composer interact with the instant feedback of a musical ensemble. And later, Matt discusses The Emoti-chair, a sensory substitution technology designed to help the hearing-impaired better experience music, with co-inventor Dr. Frank Russo.
Latola explores the theme of Sound, talks about new albums out this week, and reads an incredible story about a deaf fellow who heard music for the first time at the age of 21
The Nation's Liliana Segura on Texas' execution of an intellectually disabled man, activists in NYC protest the Spectra pipeline, and another mass shooting.
Barrett Brown of Project PM on face-recognition software TrapWire face-recognition, NYPD takes citizen's camera.
This week i'm joined by photographer Laura Plageman. Earlier this summer she was selected by Jen Bekman gallery here in new york city as the winner of the gallery's annual Hey Hot Shot competition -- a major honor given by the gallery to an emerging photographer.
A conversation with Mike Camaratta, of Night Panther (recorded post-show at Cake Shop), a live recording of Popular Culture (also from the Cake Shop Friday night) and some live intros & outros from Ava Luna's Saturday night set at the Mercury Lounge.
Meredith Clark on to discuss Paul Ryan, Republicans hate fresh fruit for kids, and Obama on Westboro Baptist.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we welcome in an old friend as Annie Hirschman joins us on the show as we discuss a shark fishing tournament, the Penn State sanctions from the NCAA and look at the Olympics so far.
I couldn’t find much to do on Promo in terms of books, so I took a look at some recent publications. Two books in particular: one based in art and science, the other political. It’s an educations show this episode as I discuss two professorial writers from Columbia University and their recent works. I start off the show reviewing David Remnick’s piece on Bruce Springsteen from the July 30 issue.
What do you think of when you think of fashion ads? Uber-skinny women draped across couches, wearing fabulous clothes and looking some degree of depressed/disturbed? Possibly... but there's a lot more to it nowadays than that. And this week's guest is the perfect person to talk about how fashion editorial has influenced fashion advertising. Mary O'Regan is the new Senior Feature Writer for Nordstrom's, and the funny, insightful, stylish voice behind Art of Wore. I first spoke with Mary in December, when we reviewed fashion trends of 2011, and looked ahead to 2012. At the time, Mary was just about to leave her position in Minneapolis as Senior Editor for METRO magazine, for Seattle, to begin her new adventures with everyone's favorite department store. This week, I got a chance to catch up with Mary about her new gig, style in Seattle, and fashion advertising. Join us as we discuss the over-grunged grunge of Marc Jacobs, the polished edge of Alexander Wang, the marketing genius of Lanvin, the classless publicity stunt of violence in advertising, Mary's fall fashion favorites, and more. Plus, new music from Scandinavian psych pop artist Sandra Kolstad, UK's Cave Painting, San Francisco's Two Gallants (think Lucinda Williams meets White Stripes), and more. Fridays just keep getting better & better, here on BTR!
Texas executes man with IQ of 61, women sexually intimidated by NYPD S&F, HSBC launders money for Mexican drug cartels, and listener mail.
It's Branding and Advertising Week on BTR, and Third Eye Weekly has two very special guests to give you some insight into the corporate world.
Audio fun with advertising. Hilarious commercials from Latola's FM past. And more talk of new music (Sweet Valley, Stagnant Pools, Rob Zombie?) out this week.
Sarah Jaffe on Olympics class war, paid sick days in New York, and the upcoming student convergence in Ohio.
Gagan Singh on the mass shooting in Wisconsin, Russell Brand forces woman to show breasts, NYT photographer arrested while shooting in the Bronx.
Matt Jones is an artist working in Brooklyn NY. He may not be an particle physicist, but his paintings and drawings are deeply influenced by the big mysteries of the universe --- from string theory to ghosts, spirits and the paranormal
Branding is serious business. And so is the fat crop of new albums out this week, Latola breaks them down.
Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute on jobs numbers and the "recovery", Rent Strikers in Sunset Park go to court, and problematic imagery in Batman DKR.
Ski Lodge plays jangly pop reminiscent of The Walkmen, The Strokes, or, perhaps more directly, The Smiths. Recently, they were listed by The L Magazine as one of “8 Bands You Need to Hear in 2012” and stopped by the Serious Business studio to play some of their newest songs and chat with Travis.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we welcome in an old friend as Annie Hirschman joins us on the show as we discuss a shark fishing tournament, the Penn State sanctions from the NCAA and look at the Olympics so far.
Controversy and scandal in the literary world as Jonah Lehrer, the upcoming star and staff writer for the New Yorker is forces to resign after admitting he had made up Bob Dylan quotes to support his theory on creativity in his most recent publication Imagine. It being Shark Week at BreakThru Radio, I review a collection of shark attack tales from Australian writer Robert Reid. Finally, I revisit an interview from March 2011 with Laura Hillenbrand who writes the harrowing tale of Captain Louie Zamperini, the World War Two bombardier who crashed into the Pacific Ocean and survived weeks at sea, fighting off, and even hunting, sharks.
Ever wonder what it is that makes a garment high-quality? What really IS the difference, besides brand, between a blouse from H&M or Hermès? On today's show, we have the perfect guest to tackle these questions. Nayantara Banerjee is known in the NYC fashion circuit as The Williamsburg Seamster, and has made a name for herself as a skilled tailor. After graduating from Syracuse, Nayantara spent time working at the women's bespoke collection Dara Lamb before going on to grow her own alterations business. She's been featured in the Times, and her house-call tailoring services have become a treasure of the Williamsburg neighborhood. On the show today, Nayantara discusses the finer points of garment construction, reveals a few key differences between quality and carelessness, and offers listeners a few tips on alterations to consider the next time you're about to toss a favorite dress on the give-away pile. Plus, an AMAZING music set today full of great new tracks from Antony & The Johnsons, Icky Blossoms, Blonds, ERAAS, Dan Deacon, and Animal Collective. So tune in and turn it up, as we study style here on BreakThru Radio!
Nick Pinto on pepper-sprayed Occupy protesters suing the NYPD, Romney doubles down on anti-Palestinian remarks, and House Republicans vote against women's reproductive rights.
Kathleen Day of the Center for Responsible Lending talks predatory lending, and more with Kevin Diamond of Shark?
Shark Week continues In The Den. I talk about similarities between TNGHT and John Carpenter. Plus, I discuss new albums out this week (there is quite a bit). Finally, Night Panther talks about riding the Sky Coaster.
Natasha Lennard on the lack of large-scale Olympic protests, Jazz Hayden and supporters protest outside of courthouse, and Romney's racist remarks.
The New York Post sinks to a new low, Romney's racist comments in Jerusalem, and VT cops fire on protesters.
Julie Torres is a painter based in Brooklyn, New York. She's known around Brooklyn for her public painting marathons, in which Julie takes over a space and produces dozens of playful, off the cuff abstract paintings over a 12 or even 24 hour period. Often she'll invite the public to watch her work, even take home a painting.
First, it's Shark Week. Second, a bit of music detective work linking Grass Widow to the Misfits. Third, another bit of music detective work, linking John Maus to Theophilus London. Fourth, Night Panther talks about riding the Sky Coaster. Fifth, apropos music.
Professor Sarah Knuckey on the recently released report that claims the NYPD broke international law in suppressing Occupy Wall Street, and Tim Pool on the recent police violence and community response in Anaheim.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we discuss our upcoming vacations, talk about the power of belief in sports and ask whether or not some sporting spectacles have become over-produced.
Books all around the topic of production
I've got the perfect summertime style show for you today on Sew & Tell - Leah Reena Goren is a young Brooklyn-based textile print designer, and recent graduate of Parsons. Since her graduation this spring, Leah has already gone on to have her work featured in the Textile Arts Center retail shop, she did a collaboration with Anthropologie's "Made In Kind" designer collection, and was recently spotlighted on Etsy as a "Featured Shop." All this success comes as no surprise when you look at her whimsical, dreamy, feminine prints and contemporary-but-classic cuts. On today's show, Leah shares about how growing up with a painter for a mom influenced her own work, her print-making process, and some great business advice for new designers looking to follow in her footsteps of success. Plus, I dish about the Prada/Schiaparelli Met exhibit, a new eco-fashion shopping site I just discovered, the fabulous weekend sale at Kaight, and MTV's resurrection of "House of Style." All that, and a playlist covered in great new tracks from Heavenly Beat, Cate Le Bon, Eternal Summers, and more - Friday is officially here on BTR!!
A report by civil and human rights lawyers claims the NYPD broke international law in their suppression of Occupy Wall Street.
More gushing about Batman villains with Greg Keras, then previously unreleased interview footage with R. Stevie Moore
Latola remembers Ugonna Igweatu, a friend and member of the BTR Video Team, who passed away on July 9th. He was only 24.
Anaheim police shot and killed a man, shot at families, Bloomberg calls for police strike, James Holmes, Batman.
The Aurora mass killing doesn't result in any renewed calls for gun control by Obama, what violence comedians will joke about and what violence is sacred, and Anaheim police kill a man and then shoot less lethal weapons at families who were protesting. Also, the confused politics of The Dark Knight Rises, but no spoilers.
Tatiana Berg is an abstract painter based in New York City. Her canvases are covered in freeform brushstrokes, drips and sometimes lines and squiggles Tatiana makes with her hands. She works with a pallete of pastel oranges, blues, greens and reds shades inspired by the washed out look of films from the 1970s.
Latola reviews some of the recent op-ed writing on the Colorado shooting, and talks about the importance of music producers, breaking down some of his favorites in the process
Nathan Fuller of the Bradley Manning Support Network joins us to discuss Manning's latest pre-trial hearing. Also, tape from the Ramarley Graham memorial action in The Bronx.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money for production of a new album, Quiet Loudly recently headed into the studio. The resultant album, Go Into The Light Smiling, is the band’s first in three years. They stopped by our studio to play some songs from the new album and chat with Travis.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we talk more about the Penn State scandal, Jeremy Lin leaving the Knicks, and about players who have re-invented themselves and made great comebacks across the sports world.
What makes a good trilogy or a good sequel? Is it the character development over multiple volumes or is it the gem of a story? During Sequel Week at Breakthru Radio, I take a look at three great trilogies and try to understand what formula works best when writing a sequel to a book.
Alex Pareene on the financialization of the economy, Louis CK on the Daily Show, David Brooks, Con Ed.
On this week's Sew & Tell, I'm joined by Owyn Ruck, co-founder and General Manager of the Brooklyn-based Textile Arts Center. Since it opened in 2009, TAC has become an indispensable part of the New York fashion, craft, and fine art community. With two facilities dedicated to educational workshops and classes, a gallery space, a resource library, and a storefront, the Textile Arts Center offers both enthusiasts and professionals an opportunity to learn more about a variety of textile-based processes, from weaving to screen printing, natural dyeing to leather work. On today's show, Owyn will talk about the impetus for opening TAC, the structure of their Artist Residency program, her thoughts on where textiles fit into the sustainable fashion conversation, and the continued development of textile recycling. Plus, some great music, new and old, from artists including Deleted Scenes, Foxes, Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire, and MNDR. All that and more, so turn it up & welcome the weekend in style on BreakThru Radio!
Batman geek Greg Keras talks Dark Knight Rises villains that could have been, and later, John and Molly from Radio Dispatch crash the show.
New York City has approved a 17% fare increase for cabs. This, the first major hikes in 6 years, will take effect in September and will raise the cost of a current $12 ride to $14. The increase has made New York the fourth highest in cost for the average taxi ride behind Tokyo, San Francisco and Los Angeles. This week on BTR Pulse we ask people their thoughts on this latest fare hike.
Latola talks about sequels in the realm of hip hop, the super-prolific-ness of ASPE mastermind Mike Maines, the new album from Baroness (Yellow & Green), and the new compilation album from GRL MTN (AAURAL 2)
Melissa Gira Grant (Alternet, the Guardian) on the Village Voice scandal, how to make sex work safer, and of course Magic Mike. Also, continued coverage of the Libor rate rigging scandal, the Chicago teachers union could go on strike, and Molly may have broken her nose at the beach.
That's Artist Fernando Orellana and he thinks he just may have a device to help the ghost among us reconnect with the world of the living
Latola talks with Loft 594 owner Paty Maldonado, hypes up the new Discovery Artist on BTR this week, and talks about the debut album from Conveyor album stores tomorrow
Speaking with Jennifer Jajeh on her one woman show I Heart Hamas, plus follow ups on Tosh and NY Post.
Brainchild of former Titus Andronicus drummer, Pete Feigenbaum, Dinowalrus has been making music since 2008. This psychedelic synth punk band from Brooklyn found popularity with the underground scene early on but hoped to reach a broader audience with their second album, embracing a sound reminiscent of 1980s new wave while still holding on to their psychedelic roots -- a sound that Travis describes as “beautiful from all corners.”
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we discuss Roger Federer’s win at Wimbledon, the fall out at Penn State and what should happen in the future and a bit about the Olympic soccer.
We look at a list of books with birthday as their theme. Oddly enough, each one of them is from the UK. A zodiac text, a play, a thriller and a comedy—all with a Birthday theme.
Tabloids smear OWS with unsubstantiated murder link, and Daniel Tosh catches heat for his rape jokes.
TGIF! And we all know what that means... Thank God for Indie Fashion! Today's show features a guest who provides an incredible service to socially & environmentally conscious fashionistas: Kate McGregor, owner and operator of the New York City eco-boutique, Kaight. In her store, Kate has made the work easy for us by offering a personally assembled collection of responsible labels, and sustainability-focused designers. Not only can New York residents take advantage of this gem, but Kaight has a webshop, too, making it ridiculously easy to be responsibly stylish. On today's show, Kate will talk about the concerns that led her to open Kaight, the criteria she uses to choose designers and labels, some of the changes she's seen in sustainable design since opening her doors, and one of the biggest challenges she's faced as a small business owner. All that, plus a playlist absolutely chock-full of great new music and releases, including tracks from ASPE, Dirty Projectors, Hot Panda, and BTR's Discovery Artist of the Week, Cardigan Strike Attack. Indie rock + sustainable summer dresses. Could you have a better Friday? #Probablynot
We celebrate the birth of Pop art with Jeff Jaffe, founder of Pop International Galleries, and later, DJ Latola talks about the beginnings of BreakThru Radio.
I keep the birthday party going In The Den. Plus, I talk about a scary blind person, as well as new music from Aesop Rock & Cerulean. Also, I explain the definitions of various nautical terms I never knew until looking them up (yesterday).
Caitlin Kline and Alexis Goldstein are in to discuss the Libor scandal, more ConEd lockout, 1% Tax Dodgers baseball game.
Every year die-hard fans of the horrorcore rap group The Insane Clown Posse, travel to the rural midwest for a four day music festival. These devoted fans call themselves Juggalos, and their annual event is appropriately known as The Gathering of the Juggalos, sort of like the Juggalo Woodstock. Some bring the whole family, some come to drink and take drugs, some come to just hang out and many paint their faces in black and white clown make up, the trademark style of the ICP and other acts on their label Psychopathic Records
Black Box Revelation is a garage rock duo from Brussels that’s been playing together for more than ten years. When they recently visited us for a session of BTR Live Studio, they spoke with us about recording their latest album in LA and being able to travel worldwide, as well as how they came to play garage rock -- a genre not native to their Belgian homeland.
Latola talks about this week's Discovery Artist, Cardigan Strike Attack, the "Happy Birthday" song, the new Dirty Projectors record, the new ASPE album and the new Echo Lake album
Daniele Kohn and Tim “Dicey Troop” Fitzgerald discuss visiting Occupy's first political prisoner, Mark Adams, in Rikers. Also, a dismal jobs report, the Con Ed lockout continues, and an awful court case in Sweden.
Stopping by for their second visit to the Serious Business studio, Bunny’s A Swine still manage to bring their endearingly rough-edged sound with a new batch of tunes, as well as the right kind of humor and antics to keep Travis on his toes. This self proclaimed “awk pop” trio takes their inspiration from the bands they love, people they meet, and... beer. For a great time with just the right dash of ‘super awkward’ and ‘super fun,’ make it a Bunny’s A Swine time.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we discuss some Canadian history as it pertains to our own country, talk about some Olympic controversy and ask what is America’s true pastime?
What is the Great American Novel? I would argue it is the author’s ability to capture the spirit and consciousness of an entire society at one particular time and then reflect that spirit back to them through metaphor, journey and resolve. Today on Book Talk I look at five novels from four different moments in American history that best capture that zeitgeist and as a result can be considered part of the Great American Novel canon.
The Con Ed lockout continues, for-profit probation is the new debtors' prison, the NYPD create a “wanted” poster targeting OWS activists, and Seventeen magazine will stop using photoshopped images after protests from an eighth grader.
It's Made In America Week on BTR, and in honor of our founding fathers, I have the mother of all shows for you! U.S. production is a hot-button issue in manufacturing across the boards, but particularly in the fashion industry. Domestic garment production has seen a 90% rate of decline over the last 50 years, but a growing number of designers, advocates, and journalists are working to spread the word about the implications of this loss, and reverse the tide. On today's show, I feature clips from interviews with just a handful of these talented, driven individuals, representatives of a new movement to bring fashion production back to the U.S. You'll hear perspectives on production from designers Alice Wu of Feral Childe, Samantha Pleet, Karen Stewart and Howard Brown, Bron Heussenstamm of Alex Maine, Jeff Garner of Prophetik, Peter Kallen of Nau, and Anna Zeman and Aja Singer of Alex & Eli. You'll also hear from Jasmin Malik Chua, Managing Editor of Ecouterre, and Erica Wolf and Anthony Lilore, two representatives from New York's Save The Garment Center, a trade association working to preserve New York City's garment district. All that, plus an American-centric playlist, with tracks from Electric Guest, Little Scream, Middle Brother, and Iron & Wine. So put another hot dog on the grill, and dig that American flag back out of the closet - we're still celebrating the USA here on BTR!
Talking the politics of food with NYU professor Marion Nestle, plus the story of Cincinnati's King Records.
recorded in: Today,  a 4th of July conversation with Jake from SimuNation (about fire, explosions and getting burned) (hilarious photo borrowed from here) 00:00 Dentro 00:48 Latola wishes you a happy 4th of July 02:02 So You'll Aim Toward The Sky - Grandaddy 06:48 Latola and Jake talk 4th of July, burns and explosions 13:01 Fire Power - These New Puritans 16:35 When It Explodes - Pond 22:00 Latola and Jake talk 4th of July, burns and explosions 29:48 Ice Cream Scene - Secret Cities 34:06 Latola and Jake talk 4th of July, burns and explosions 48:54 Hot Like Fire - The XX 52:24 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Art Tatum 55:27 Latola and Jake talk 4th of July, burns and explosions 67:21 The World (Is Going Up In Flames) - Charles Bradley 70:42 Latola says goodbye 71:12 R.I.P. Burn Face - CocoRosie 75:50 Finish ("Grey Oceans" art) CocoRosie Live: 7/7 at Heimathafen in Berlin, Germany 7/8 at Heimathafen in Berlin, Germany 7/10 at Gloria in Cologne, Germany 7/11 at 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands 7/12 at Le Trianon in Paris, France ("Hidden" art) These New Puritans Live: no shows planned ("xx" art) The XX Live: 7/7 at Heineken Open'er in Gydnia, Poland 7/14 at Ilosaarirock Festival in Joensuu, Finland 7/23 at The Fonda Theatre in Loas Angeles, CA 7/25 at Showbox in Seattle, WA ("Beard Wives Denim" art) Pond Live: no shows planned ("Lucifer" art) Peaking Lights Live: Jul 27 at Sometimes A Great Notion Festival in Portland, OR Jul 28 at Sometimes A Great Notion Festival in Portland, OR Jul 29 at Sometimes A Great Notion Festival in Portland, OR Aug 17 at Beacons Festival in North Yorkshire, UK
Romney's Bain invested in aborted fetuses disposal company, Mitch McConnell/GOP don't care about health care.
Liz Neilsen's photographic experiments draw on images of deep space and the relationship between light and time. Using fiber optic lights, disco balls, multiple exposures and darkroom techniques Liz Neilsen makes a range of colorful abstract photographic images that she says are inspired by everything from the Large Hadron Collider to the streets that she photographs daily on the way to and from work. Liz is fascinated by images of deep space and the relationship between light and time. In her studio she creates her own fictional deep space photographs and long exposure color photographs made with homemade negatives collaged from color gels. This week I visited Liz's studio above a gym in Bushwick, to find out more about her hybrid photography practice
Today, we listen to live audio from Quilt and Woodsman, recorded at Glasslands last Thursday night
Explaining the Affordable Care Act, John's run-in with the AD who served him a subpoena, more.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we look back at the two semi-finals from the European Championships, discuss danger in sailing and what it means to be a winner and have a winning mentality.
What is the role that the government should and should not play in the content of mandatory education-system textbooks? Does Texas go too far when they edit theories of evolution and homosexuality? I will then look at a re-release of one of America’s more comical novels about the power and mania of capitalism in Raymond Kennedy’s Rise A Cockhorse. Finally, I will review a newly released book my mass-media personality Glenn Beck called cowards—a book that calls for the voices and leaders of America to stop pursuing their own agenda and start sharing the truth on matters that really affect Americans and their way of life.
RD debuts new segment called Weird Science (about weird science), Bloomberg, and Detroit.
This week on Sew & Tell, I bring you an interview that I've wanted to feature for a while. The IOU Project is a forward-thinking model of sustainable fashion production and retail, offering consumers the opportunity to make personal connections on an incredibly unique level. Through IOU, you can purchase a beautifully made, thoroughly contemporary, timelessly artisanal garment, and follow the names of those people who created it… from start to finish. You can learn the names of the weavers who created the fabric, where they live, and who their families are. Then you can follow the story to where the fabric traveled next, in order to be made into the garment that is uniquely yours, and whose hands created the deft seams and detail work. IOU offers craftsmen the opportunity to remain masters of craft: to take pride in the work they create, and receive recognition. And it turns the colorful plaid shirt hanging in your closet, into names, faces, and gratitude. On today's show, I am excited and honored to bring you an interview with IOU's founder and driving force, Kavita Parmar. Kavita is a passionate, articulate woman who has worked in fashion since the age of 15, and gained the knowledge, contacts, and faith necessary to create real change. In this interview, Kavita will tell the story that led to IOU's creation, how they tell others' stories with their garments, and a few exciting new projects on the horizon for IOU. All that, plus some amazing new music on the playlist - first original Cat Power in over six years (!!), new Alberta Cross, Post War Years, and an introduction to the UK's next big siren of song: Bebe Black. So tune in, turn it up, and get ready to rock in style on BreakThru Radio!
Grass Widow. Ty Segall Band. Diiv. Mister Lies. JJ. Ground Up. Physical Therapy. Son Lux. Jamie Lidell. Booby. Dead Mellotron. Flying Lotus. And more...
For Winning Week on BTR, we bring you an in-depth conversation with Marcia Rock and Patricia Lee Stotter, the filmmakers behind a new documentary called Service: When Women Come Marching Home. The film explores post-traumatic stress syndrome, military sexual trauma, homelessness, and other issues facing military service women.
Latola talks about the last thing he won, and then tells a tale from Northside Fest 2012
Alexis Goldstein joins RD to discuss the Break up BofA campaign, Jamie Dimon, and her time on Wall Street.
Justin Berry is an artist based in Bushwick Brooklyn. And for his latest project he's been taking landscape photographs inside war-themed video games. Much like the way landscape photographers like Ansel Adams explored the landscape in search of the perfect scene, Justin navigates the world of first person shooters using the screen has his camera. At first glance these virtual landscapes look just like black and white photos. It's only when you start to look closely and notice a pixel here, or a gun lying behind a rock, that the fiction becomes clear
recorded in: Latola talks about winners (like the amazing soundtrack for the original Predator, by Alan Silvestri) 00:00 New Dentro 00:49 Latola 01:09 Winning Week 01:37 Latola talks Predator 04:07 Goodbye Bro 05:33 Get To The Chopper 07:00 Blackboard Jungle Dub - Lee "Scratch" Perry 12:05 Latola talks Predator 17:42 Can't See - Dead Mellotron 21:10 Bye - Dead Mellotron 26:13 Latola talks most winning wax sellers on Insound in 2012 thus far 31:44 Fineshrine - Purity Ring 35:14 How Long Have You Known - Diiv 38:47 Latola talks about the new Diiv album, Oshin 42:09 I Bought My Eyes - Ty Segall Band 46:38 Latola says goodbye 48:15 LO-HI - Peaking Lights 55:34 Dream Beat - Peaking Lights 62:01 Morning Star - Peaking Lights 63:37 Finish ("Glitter") Dead Mellotron Live: Jul 1 at The Level Room in Philadelphia, PA Jul 02 at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY Jul 16 at Circle Bar in New Orleans, LA ("Fineshrine" art) Purity Ring Live: Jul 6 at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, ON Jul 7 at Club Soda in Montreal, QC Jul 11 at Mr Small's Theater in Philadelphia, PA Jul 13 at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL Jul 14 at The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI ("Conveyor" art) Conveyor Live: Jun 28 at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY Jun 30 at M-room in Philadelphia, PA Jul 01 at Garfield Artworks in Pittsburgh, PA Jul 02 at PJ's Lager HouseDetroit, MI Jul 03 at Zanzabar in Louisville, KY Jul 04 at The Indy Hostel in Indianapolis, IN ("Slaughterhouse" art) Ty Segall Band ("Oshin" art) Diiv
Natasha Lennard and Camille Raneem join RD to discuss the theory and practice of anarchism.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we talk about the conclusion of the Clemens trial, the future of football, and stadium food and eating competitions.
Subject – Food Week Books – The Grapes of Wrath, Fried Green Tomatoes & Fast Food Nation A story about the Joad farming family who are displaced from their Oklahoma tenant farm during the Great Depression. Trapped in the dustbowl, they head for California in hopes of a better life. A Story about Evelyn Couch meeting Cleo Threadgoode who tells the story of the Whistle Stop Cafe in Birmingham, AL. in the 1930s. What was once an article on the depressing state of the American diet in Rolling Stone Magazine in 1999, Schlosser looks beyond just the dietary side effects of American fast food in an unveiling of how the fast food nation mindset contributes to the degrading quality of American life. 00:00 Book Talk Intro - Kory French 02:17 Fat Girl - Megan Falley 04:19 Boe Money - Galactic  07:29 A reading from The Grapes of Wrath  11:12 Grapefruit Moon - Tom Waits 15:51 The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck 22:04 Furr - Blitzen Trapper 26:03 Fried Green Tomatoes - Fannie Flagg 31:35 In the Kitchen - The Tough Alliance 35:43 Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser 42:30 Canned Food - Surf City 45:00 Finish The Grapes of Wrath Fried Green Tomatoes Fast Food Nation Galactic Upcoming Shows: July 4 – Milwaukee Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI July 5 – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA July 6 – High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA July 7 – Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival – Portland, OR July 9 – Quebec City International Summer Festival – Quebec City, PQ July 14 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY July 20 – All Good Music Festival – Thornville, OH July 26 – Floyd Fest – Floyd, VA July 29 – Fuji Rock Festival – Niigata, Japan Tom Waits Upcoming Shows: There are no upcoming shows scheduled at this time. Blitzen Trapper Upcoming Shows: June 25 – Red Butte Garden – Salt Lake City, UT June 26 – Idaho Botanical Gardens – Boise, ID June 27 – Whiskey Jacques – Ketchum, ID The Tough Alliance Upcoming Shows: There are no upcoming shows scheduled at this time. Surf City Upcoming Shows: There are no upcoming shows scheduled at this time.
The stop stop and frisk march, men pick up the slack on Adam Corolla's sexism, Spanish 10-year bond yields go above 7%, and we finally get to the unpleasant street encounter.
Dustin Wong. Beach House. Magik Markers. Hot Chip. Chad Valley. Laurel Halo. Yung Life. Grass Widow. BlackStar. Shannon and the Clams. And more...
On this week's episode, BTR managing editor Margaret Jacobi talks to Lee Mandell, the founder of a hydroponic farm in Bushwick, Brooklyn called Boswyk Farms. Later, Jen speaks with writer Laura Silver, whose quest for the perfect knish led her through the history of New York City and all the way to a charming town in Poland called Knish-en, surprisingly enough.
I talk with DJ Wynn/Phil about his recent trip to Europe, the Northside festival and American monuments. Plus, apropos of nothing, I made a new Intro for the Den yesterday. Check that piece.
The thrilling and sad conclusion to the D17 Forgive Us Our Trespasses case.
Meryl Meisler has been taking photos of the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn for the last 30 years. Today the neighborhood is a hot bed for artists in New York City, but in the early 80s when Meryl starting coming to the neighborhood to teach art, Bushwick was in disarray. The neighborhood was hit hard by the riots and looting that followed the 1977 black out and never really recovered. When Meryl took at job teaching at one of Bushwick's public schools, she was confronted on a daily basis with burned out and abandoned buildings, gangs, drugs, all the things that epitomize urban decay. What stood out among all the destruction were the people who continued to thrive and carve out rich communities for themselves and their families. On her walks between the subway and school, Meryl began taking photos of people going about their lives on the streets of Bushwick and continued the practice until 1994 when she left her teaching job.
Latola talks Northside Fest 2012, and hypes up the beast of an article he's writing about it
Days 3, 4, and 5 of the Occupy Wall Street D17 trial, and Radio Dispatch has been in the courtroom for every minute of testimony
Is/Is hails from Minneapolis and plays fuzzed out, reverb-laden garage rock. Sarah Rose leads on guitar and vocals, backed by the powerful rhythm section of Sarah Nienaber on bass (and backing vocals) and Annie May on drums. Here, the trio play some new songs and talk to Travis about their most recent touring.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we look back at a great weekend in sports, discuss why everyone loves to hate the Miami Heat, as well as look at machismo in the sports world.
Writing for men—in today’s literary world, I feel like we are overwhelmed with chick-lit or kid-lit. Harry Potter, True Blood and Fifty Shades of Grey dominate the bestseller lists. Today on Book Talk I celebrate literature for men by looking at two great American authors of the same name: Henry and Arthur Miller; and a third book by David Deida that aims to celebrate and conquer masculinity.
RD is in the courtroom for the D17 Forgive Us Our Trespasses trial, interviews Simon Johnson.
BTR is taking a week to honor and celebrate men! And what better time to do a long-overdue menswear feature here on Sew & Tell? Not only do I have men's apparel on today's show, but I have Alex Maine, a hot new made-in-the-USA label, based in L.A. Surf pro and entrepreneur Bron Heussenstamm grew up in the world of fashion apparel, with parents who started two big-name Southern California stores. What he saw as a hole in the menswear industry - well-made, stylish, but comfortable pants - became the impetus for his new brand. With passionate dedication to bringing U.S. industry back to life, Alex Maine offers guys an opportunity to look good, and feel great about what they're wearing. On today's show, Bron will talk about his inspiration to launch Alex Maine, crafting a retail experience for the guy's guy, and some lessons he learned about fashion retail from his father. Plus, a man-centric playlist with great variety, including tunes from Tom Waits, Limes, Birthmark, and Big Search, as well as brand new music from Hot Chip and Jukebox the Ghost. So listen up! It's not too late to do some last-minute Father's Day shopping, and Alex Maine has got you covered!
This week on Third Eye Weekly, BTR Staff Writer Mary Kate Polanin sits down with Michelle Legro, one of the foremost authorities on historical hunks as an editor for Lapham's Quarterly and the creator of My Deguerrotype Boyfriend, a Tumblr account celebrating some of history's most handsome men. Later, DJ Thompson reports from the campgrounds of this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which took place this past weekend in Manchester, Tenn. There, we ran into festival veteran and mustache competition competitor, Kory Kyle. On today's episode, Kory talks about his career in growing facial hair as well as his business owning an indie music venue in Clarksville, Tenn.
Latola talks to Thompson (host of Geek Out and Anatomy of a Blogger) and Matt DeMello (co-editorial director and host of Third Eye Weekly) about their adventures at Bonnaroo 2012 last weekend
Ryan Devereaux on Stop and Frisk and solitary confinement, D17 trial, more.
This week on Art Uncovered I'm joined by Andrew Shea. He's the director of a new film called POW: Portrait of Wally. The film tells the story of one family's efforts to recover a 1912 work by Egon Schiele, Portrait of Wally, that was stolen by the Nazis during World War II
Jon DeRosa’s ambient chamber-pop, featuring his uniquely deep and crooning voice, moves beautifully and tenderly — often building up in all the right places with the help of sweeping orchestral arrangements. Based out of Brooklyn, he’s participated in other musically-styled projects in the past, such as Dead Leaves Rising and Aarktica, but A Wolf In Preacher’s Clothes is the first album released under his own name.
Latola talks with Jake (from SimuNation) post-Heat/Celtics Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)
An enthralling discussion about Communism and Marx with Jesse Meyerson and Chepe.
New York’s Higgins combine the best elements of rock ‘n’ roll and straightforward pop for music that’s full of harmonious crooning, groovy melodies, catchy hooks, and tales of lost loves and regrets. The band— who draw inspiration from acts like The Kinks, Hall & Oates and The Beatles — was founded by Kevin Fish and Brian Kantor, but, over the years, has expanded and contracted as various friends have pitched in. The current core line-up of Fish, Cantor, Billy Filo, and Josh Kaufman perform for this session.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we discuss an amazing weekend in the sports world, break down the Olympics and analyze a list of sports clichés.
The Olympics always provide a lot of material for social scientists to observe the human race, our behavior and the basis for humanity. Three books featured on Book Talk this week look at both history and future of the Olympic games and what they mean to the world and its people.
Think Progress' Ali Gharib joins us to discuss Iran, national security, and Obama's so-called “kill list”. Also, lawmakers seek to limit abortion rights because of a constructed sex selection epidemic, and Occupy Wall Street marches in a counter-fundraiser for Schniederman's task force. More information at and email us at 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 OWS marches on Obama 18:55 Constructed sex selection used to curtain reproductive rights 28:57 Ali Gharib on Iran and Obamas kill list 60:33 “Freefallin'” Atmosphere / Credits 61:11 Finish Fund the task force sign Marching to Obama Obama sign on theater
Happy Fashion Friday! On this week's Sew & Tell, I had the honor of chatting with Penelope Sacorafou of the London-based company Fox & Squirrel. Fox & Squirrel offers a variety of cultural lifestyle walks - tours that take you around London to some of its best fashion, art, and vintage spots. On today's show, Penelope will talk about how she and co-founder Jojo Provatidou met and started Fox & Squirrel, some of her favorite independent designers in today's London fashion industry, what "sustainable style" truly means and how they incorporate consumer education into their walks, and potentially detrimental impact that the Olympics could have on local London culture. Plus, new music from a host of great BTR artists, including Dent May, Glen Hansard, The Tallest Man On Earth, The Temper Trap and more. So stick around, and learn how to shop like an Anglophile!
This week on Third Eye Weekly, we have U.S. Track and Field Hall of Famer Brooks Johnson, who has been coaching at the Olympic level for more than a half century. Today, he joins us to discuss coaching through the generations and gives a little insight on the apex between athletics and the arts. We'll also be talking with U.S. Olympic swimming contender Tyler Clary, who has broken records once held by the likes of Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.
Latola reads Missed Connections from Craigslist for the cities of Chicago, Portland, and New York. Also, RIP Eduard Khil (Trololo dude)
Sarah Jaffe on the Quebec student protests and the recall effort in Wisconsin, Jack Boyle's hunger and HIV medication strike directed at Trinity Church, and a Romney advisor refers to women's issues as “shiny things”. Also, friend of the show Jamie Kilstein offers to fight Jonah Goldberg.
Syd Mead might have one of the coolest jobs on the planet. He's a visual futurist, and it's his job is to imagine what the future will look like and to paint it. Companies like Ford and Phillips Electronics have turned to Syd to illustrate future visualizations their products, ones that might not even be possible to build yet. In the 1980s Ridley Scott asked Syd to work on concept designs for his famous sci-fi noir film Blade Runner. And after that film Syd went on to work on designs for TRON, James Cameron's Aliens, Mission Impossible 3 and more.
Latola talks about albums out for the week of June 5th
Disaster historian and Canada expert Jacob Remes joins us to discuss the continuing student protests in Quebec, New Era workers collective now owns Republic windows and Doors in Chicago, and the job numbers paint a dismal picture of an economy sliding back towards a recession. Plus, media outlets refuse to quote women.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 discuss recent debates surrounding getting rid of college football and shutting down soccer in Italy, hear all about Kristy’s trip to Iceland and look ahead to the European Soccer Championships and the Olympics.
Just about everyone is desirous of some sort of travel. Whether it is a quick one-week vacation while staying local or an extended world journey, travel is in our blood. This week on Book Talk, I take a look at some of the classics in the journeyesque form: Gulliver's Travels, The Sun Also Rises and On the Road.
Julian Assange is closer to facing extradition to Sweden, more OWS charges get dismissed both in New York and Chicago, Romney releases his long-form birth certificate, and 10 things everyone should know about Quebec's Student movement.
It's Travel Week on BTR, and on today's special encore Sew & Tell, we're featuring an accessory line that will transport you with exotic prints. Katie Wright-Buckley and Megan Pflug launched CAIRO, their line of hand-painted, one-of-a-kind silk scarves, this past fall, and buzz is already building about these beautiful accent pieces. 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, great tunes from Bon Iver, Pepper Rabbit, Peter Wolf Crier, and Male Bonding! Take flight to new summer adventures with good style and good radio... (Original air date 8/26/11)
This week on Third Eye Weekly, we have more of Margaret Jacobi's interview with Sara Benson, travel guide writer for such prestigious publications as National Geographic and Lonely Planet. Later, we talk to Syrian metal bands Netherion and Ecliptic Dawn about sharing their music in their homeland, where the metal scene is still largely underground.
One week after it's release, Latola asks Jake from SimuNation to break down Max Payne 3 (dude's been playing it like a beast)
Right-wing critics misrepresent Chris Hayes' fairly mild statements, Obama labels all military-age males in a drone strike zone as militants, collateral damage in the NATO 3 arrest. Also, Bloomberg's budget would leave 47,000 children without after school and childcare programs.
This week, I took a trip down to South Brooklyn for an exhibition called Park Space/Play Space, organized by one of my guests, painter Katherine Gressel.
A relaxing mix of music is on the docket for this here Memorial Day Den...
The climate of repression at the No NATO protests in Chicago, the mainstream media mindlessly praises the Chicago Police Department, and the Chicago Tribune is trying to shut down the website of the Occupied Chicago Tribune.
This week discuss the NHL Playoffs and upcoming Stanley Cup, talk about our own entrepreneurial ideas for the sporting world and take a look at businessmen and former players getting involved as owners in professional sports.
What makes a great entrepreneur? Is one born with it? Or can it be learned? This week on Book Talk I take a look at some of the more classic books that teach the formulas to success.
Sure, Facebook stocks went public last weekend, and Zuckerberg got married (the day after, ew), but he doesn't have the entrepreneurial field cornered. There are so many other innovative minds and projects going on in every field today, including fashion! For example… the boutique franchise Apricot Lane! Brainchild of two former firefighters, Ken Petersen and Tom Brady, Apricot Lane is a national chain of over 90 unique storefronts. Each one offers its owner the opportunity to make decisions for themselves about inventory and presentation, yet the have the undeniable benefits of stability and support that come along with an established name. Stores from MN to TX, NY to CA stock brands like TOM'S, Sanctuary, 7 For All Mankind, and Lucky Brand Jeans, alongside smaller up-and-coming local labels and designers. It's a revolutionary retail model that is taking the U.S. by storm, and on today's show, founder and CEO Ken Petersen will tell the story of going from firefighting to furniture to fashion, who the Apricot Lane women (and men) are, some of the lessons he's learned as the stores have grown, and an exciting new project that the company has launched in Cambodia. Plus, new music from several under-the-radar talents, including Kelly Hogan, King Tuff, and River City Extension! So turn up that radio, and get ready to be inspired!
Our No NATO coverage continues, as we re-cap Saturday's anti-capitalism march, the Sunday Melee, the temporary detention of Tim Pool & Luke Rudowski, and what we know so far about the NATO 3.
This week on Third Eye Weekly, 27-year-old CEO of the Marketing Zen Group, Shama Kabani, discusses the role of storytelling in social media marketing strategy and offers hope to recent graduates with an entrepreneurial spirit. Creator of "revenge porn" website,, Hunter Moore, reflects on the rise and fall of the controversial site and how the entrepreneurs of tomorrow can learn from his story.
Today, Latola talks about tapes; specifically one he bought in 5th grade. That's the intro, then he talks about new music out this week
Days 3 and 4 of the No NATO protests, including the full ceremony of over 40 veterans returning their War on Terror medals by ripping them from their uniforms and hurling them towards the building where NATO delegates were meeting. Also, audio of members of Afghans for Peace, who shared the stage with the Vets, and our report on a march on Rahm Emanuel's Chicago home.
My guest this week is curator Jamie Sterns. She's put together an exhibition at Interstate Projects in Bushwick called Bad Girls of 2012.
A conversation with Night Panther, recorded last week outside Pianos in New York City
Days 1 and 2 of the No NATO protest in Chicago. We take you through anti-drone actions, environmentalist actions, and an hours long unpermitted march through the streets of downtown Chicago. Also, the police preemptively arrest activists associated with Occupy Chicago before the protest even starts.
This week we hear about our various adventures during our week apart, hear about Kristy’s upcoming trip and look at the pace and length of sporting events now vs. the not-so-distant past.
Time Travel -- you know you wish you could do it. Would you look into the future at spy on the past? This week I take a look at three books themed on time travel. I move from H.G. Wells introductory book The Time Machine through our scientific understanding of the possibilities of time travel and into the limits our minds set when we create and define time in space.
Occupy Wall St celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Indignados movement in Spain, the New York Times engages in rampant transphobia and the language of victim blaming, and even the best coverage of the JPMorgan fiasco misses the larger context. Also, Molly took jiu-jitsu and we're going to Chicago tomorrow.
This week on Sew & Tell, we're taking a look at one of the best fashion accessories out there: the wristwatch. Watches blend form and function like almost no other wardrobe item can, doing double duty by offering exquisite style and substance. Surprisingly, there are relatively few independent watch designers on the scene today, but I was fortunate to sit down and chat for a bit with not just one of the only, but one of the best. Martine Ilana launched La Mer in 2001, when, out of her own frustration with the dearth of fashion-forward women's watches, she designed one for herself. That set her on a path to revolutionize the market, and thanks to her efforts and exquisite designs, La Mer is now carried in many of the big-name boutiques and retail chains, worldwide. Utilizing a mixture of materials from metal to leather, and lucite to diamonds, Martine creates unique designs for every time of day, every season, and every type of woman. On today's show, she'll talk about the frustration and passion that got her started, the travels that inspire her designs, and the amazing website she built, which allows visitors to become genuine "time travelers" as they explore her collections. Plus, there's a whole playlist of time-centered music on the show, including tracks from a lot of my favorites - Damien Jurado, Tom Waits, Sun Airway, Timber Timbre and more. So get your weekend fashion on early with BTR and La Mer - it's about time!
Sampling everything from city traffic and car horns to laser-esque zaps and echoing chimes, Deastro takes electronic-pop to another level. Detroit’s Randolph Chabot Jr. — the man behind the moniker — creates unique musical atmospheres with his synth-driven songs, each full of intense, swirling hurricanes of sound layered atop pop melodies. Sometimes the music is frenetic, glitchy and loud; other times it’s relaxed, spacious and dreamy.
Third Eye Weekly is a brand new current events and news podcast on BreakThru Radio that focuses on stories that have fallen through the cracks of the 24-hour news cycle. Flavored with elements of story telling and the art of the spoken word, guests and experts chime in on what's happening in our world that no one else is talking about.
Today, a conversation with Jake and Avi of SimuNation, regarding the release of Max Payne 3
Hospitals in the poorest neighborhoods in Brooklyn are facing possible shut downs, and Radio Dispatch is there to cover the story. Also, more on JP Morgan Chase's 2 billion mistake, and the RNC chair can't keep his party's discriminatory policies straight.
My guest on the show this week is Brooklyn based painter Hiro Kurta. Hiro paints hallucinatory scenes and portraits that revolve mostly around one character --- a baseball player wearing thick black and white pin stripes that he calls the Slugger. His works take the slugger through surreal worlds rendered in vibrant colors and populated by sumo wrestlers, samurai warriors and greek gods. Hiro grew up in Japan, but moved to Chicago as a kid. For him baseball was important not so much as a sport, but as a cultural bridge between his two homes
Today, Latola breaks down new albums out for the week of May 15th
Obama's comes out in favor of gay marriage, JP Morgan Chase's bad bet, and MSNBC's lackluster Iran coverage. Also, Twitter sides with Occupy, and a Florida woman gets 20 years for firing a gun in the air.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy 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 we discuss women’s sports with an eye on the upcoming Olympics, shine the spotlight on Kristy’s new film project and get quizzed by Kory on the history of the WNBA.
In the wake of the recent success of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey, Book Talk takes a close look at three major female writers from the past who have challenged the conventions of their day. I first look at the life of the Greek poet Sappho, one of the first ever known female writers. I then move stateside and examine the social challenges brought forward in Kate Chopin's The Awakening. I finally, I discuss why so many women today are gobbling up Fifty Shades of Grey.
Joe Sutton joins us to discuss Occupied Stories, a website that collects and posts first-person narratives from Occupies all over the world. Plus, Tom Gabel of Against Me! will begin living as a woman, the Stop and Frisk numbers are in, Amendment 1 passes in North Carolina, and David Brooks pretends to write about the economy.
Mother's Day is on Sunday, and BTR is taking this week to celebrate women of all ages! Sew & Tell has the perfect guest: Elizabeth Roberts, pioneering force and creative visionary behind Wraphabillement, a line of uniquely designed outerwear. From a background in advocacy, and a deep devotion to the fight against breast cancer, Elizabeth gained experience in public policy and business savvy, which ultimately led her into an unexpected, but exciting, new territory: fashion design. What began with a sketchbook at a Parisian cafe has become a collection of outerwear, specifically tailored for the life of a busy woman. Wraphabillement blends practicality, safety, durability, and style in one incredible multi-functioning garment, so it's no wonder that Elizabeth's designs have become the official outwear for the Royal Danish Ballet Company. On today's show, Elizabeth will talk us through the incredible journey that led her from New York to Seattle, Microsoft to fashion design, and she'll share inspirations, insight, and the passions that sustain her. Plus, a whole playlist of women on today's show, including new music from Beach House, Ane Brun, and Gemma Ray, as well as favorites from earlier this year. All that ahead in this special woman-power-hour of Sew & Tell!
Today, live audio from St. Vincent's set at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music on May 4, 2012
Occupy marches to Attorney General Eric Schniederman's office to offer help to his Securities Fraud Task Force, and Radio Dispatch takes you through the entire action. Also, it's Teacher Appreciation Week, sometimes in Florida Stand Your Ground doesn't apply, and John is fostering 15 day old kittens.
This week on the show I'm joined by artist Raul Vincent Enriquez. Raul has a solo exhibition on view now at Microscope Gallery here in Bushwick. The show is called PRIMP, and it features works centered around obsessive rituals of grooming. The exhibition was inspired by an ancient Mexican manuscript called the Codex Borgia, which depicts deities performing rituals in ornate costumes.
Latola talks about how MCA was like a superhero
When the mainstream media ignores Occupy, they ignore the issues that Occupy seeks to highlight. Also, Minneapolis cops get activists high, New York cops break a woman's wrist and grope her, and Radio Dispatch's own John Knefel explains the conspiracy charges against Bloomberg, the NYPD, and JP Morgan Chase.
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 we look back at the NFL draft and the monopoly the NFL seems to hold over the American sports audience, discuss advances in sports equipment that truly changed the way that games are played.
An arching range that tries to cover science and technology in literature. I begin with perhaps the most popular science book ever read, A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. From there, I look at a recent release in the Science Fiction genre through a collection of short stories by Robert Sheckley titled Store of the Worlds.
May Day in New York City was a huge success. On today's show, we take you through the entire day, from 8AM in Bryant Park to midnight in Liberty Square, with marches, pickets, and songs along the way.
Ever wish your cocktail gown could glow in different colors and patterns? Ever need a hug when no one's around? Or maybe you're always looking for your phone, and wish you could just wear it. Whatever your technology fantasy is, chances are good that the forward-thinking team at CuteCircuit can tackle the problem! Two years ago, CuteCircuit made a splash on the red carpet fashion radar when Katy Perry wore one of their exclusive couture designs to the Met Gala. On first glance, the dress is a beautifully-constructed chiffon gown, with appliqué flowers and a flirtatiously high slit. That is, until Katy turned on a small power pack in her bustier, and… the dress was suddenly glowing! CuteCircuit have created several special project designs with their LED fabric technology, but also recently launched a ready-to-wear street fashion collection! In addition to LED textiles and garments, Francesca and Ryan have created other prototypes of what they call "interactive fashion," fulfilling the CuteCircuit motto "future fashion now." On today's Sew & Tell, Francesca talks with me about how she and Ryan started CuteCircuit, the hard work and patience they've put into their inventions, and exactly how you can use your dress to make a phone call… Plus! New music from the Ty Segall and White Fence collaboration, Best Coast, Twin Shadow and more. So prepare to take notes on the future of fashion, because it's here!
Originally starting as a duo featuring Rusty Matyas (of The Waking Eyes and The Weakerthans) and Marti Sarbit, Imaginary Cities have evolved into a five-piece. The Winnipeg-based group does indie rock that fuses synth-pop and Motown-esque vibes. Sarbit’s soulful and uniquely-textured voice is especially captivating, even sassy at times. In 2011, they were a longlisted nominee for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize.
Today, Latola reacts strongly to the new album from Slow Magic - an audio review, if you will...
Occupy Wall Street brings a federal law suit against the NYPD and Radio Dispatch's own John Knefel is a plaintiff, prominent liberals celebrate Obama as a Warrior President, and the problem with hipster racism. Also, more listeners respond to our show on privilege.
Ralph Pugay's paintings depict scenes from everyday life that have been turned on their heads, and infused with humor, heavy doses of the absurd, and a general sense of existential dread. He mines ideas from philosophy, pop culture, and conversations with friends to inspire these bizarre scenes that in some ways are reminiscent of Gary Larson's Far Side comics for their use of both visual and verbal plays on words. However, Ralph's colorful tableaus seem like they're most interested in the sincere yet often futile ways that us humans try to control the unpredictable and unforgiving world that we live in.
A fresh edition of The News is In The Den for Monday!
May Day approaches, and Radio Dispatch gives you all the info you need to get ready. Also, Occupiers list grievances on the steps of Federal Hall, some Republicans vote for the Violence Against Women Act, and a new segment called Anatomy of an Arrest, with guest Nisse Greenberg.
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 talk about different ways of settling tie games, post-game handshakes and discuss Kory’s enigmatic refusal to open a Facebook account.
Facebook has impacted just about everyone who is living in this world today. With 800 million active users (and constantly growing) it is hard for anyone to ignore the effects of this company. This week I look at three books on the topic.
On Act Up's 25th anniversary, they join with Occupy Wall Street in demanding a financial transaction tax and Radio Dispatch is there to see it all. Also, student debt has hit 1 trillion dollars, the violence against women act reaches the Senate floor, and we both take Muay Thai classes.
Summer's almost here!! No. Really. Despite whatever craziness is happening with the weather, warm sunshine really is making a comeback, and along with it - summer dresses and all good things! Which, in city life, also means the return of food trucks! But what if you could eat a Korean-fusion truck taco while SHOPPING on a truck?? Too good to be true? Or just the brainchild of a visionary? Lucky for us, it's the latter. Emily Benson is owner & operator of The Fashion Truck, a Boston-based mobile boutique filled with unique apparel & accessories. Emily is dedicated to individual attention for customers and designers alike, so she fills her truck with both local and national labels, and personally greets each face that comes through the door. And she's committed to making her fashion affordable, so you can walk out the door with new earrings, necklace, handbag, dress and coat, for under $200! What more could a street style savvy ask for? On today's show, Emily talks shop about her truck shop, some of the unique challenges and rewards of running a small mobile business, some of the Boston area labels she loves, and future plans to (ohyesplease!) bring The Fashion Truck to other cities. Plus, tons of great new music on the show! We've got tracks from supergroup Diamond Rugs, Brooklyn's own Boom Chick, Allo Darlin', Here We Go Magic, and more! So grab your smartphone and warm up that Twitter finger… truck season is back in fashion!
Today, an encore of Latola's interview with Gotye from a few years back
We are back from vacation, ready to recap last Monday night on the steps of Federal Hall, ready for the ramp up to May Day, plus following up on UC Davis and your responses to our show on privilege. Plus, John's charges got dropped!
That's Jenny Vogel, she's a new media artist working in video, photography, printmaking, performance and installation. Jenny is interested in the world as seen through communication technology --- web cameras, morse code, fax machines --- and the way we use these technologies to overcome distance, alienation and loneliness. The work exposes the glitches and limitations of these technologies as well as the resulting misrepresentations and miscommunications between the individuals who use them. Jenny is especially interested in the video feeds from web cameras that are placed in city centers and people homes all around the world. They broadcast ghostly pictures of places that seem to be devoid of human activity, and Jenny uses images from these broadcasts to construct her own narratives in her videos and prints. Jenny also has an ongoing interest in Sibera, a place she says, "does not officially exist." Her experimental documentary called in Search of the Silent Land, takes us on a trip along the Trans Siberian Railroad, and explores the myths and mental geography of the vast and remote landmass. Jenny Vogel grew up in Germany, and came to the US to study art and has been living here ever since. She is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas, and her work is on view now at the Schneider Museum of Art, at Southern Oregon University. This week I spoke with Jenny over the phone about her interest in web cams, her trip through Siberia, and a new piece involving a chandelier and morse code.
A new episode of Ears You Can Trust, with DJ Patrick K. Plus, DJ Wynn drops by for a visit. Finally, a St. Patrick's Day-hating recording from SXSW 2012.
The semi-vacation continues for Radio Dispatch. Here's a new show, recorded about a week early. On today's show, Charlotte joins Molly (and takes over for John) for a very special installment of Molly and Charlotte Fix Your Life.
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 we discuss the Stanley Cup playoffs so far, the impact of professional sports on the environment and recreational drug use amongst athletes.
Levon Helm was one of America's greatest musicians. Whether you want to classify him as an R&B man, Rockabilly, Rock n' Roll, drummer, singer, guitar player or all round song and dance man, we lost a legend this week. Book Talk takes a close look at Levon Helm's life through the written word that has honored him.
Radio Dispatch is on partial vacation, which means this is a new show but recorded a week early. So instead of news and protest politics, we spend the hour on our advice segment, John and Molly Fix Your Life. We'll be back to usual on April 25th. Until then, enjoy the advice!
It's Earth Week! And here on Sew & Tell, we like to celebrate in style by supporting eco-fashion. Sustainability in fashion production and consumption have been hot topics on this show, and I've been lucky to speak with a ton of amazing, innovative guests in the world of green design. This week is no exception: Rachel Weisberg is a Miami-born Parsons grad, who recently launched her eponymous line of original garments, accessories, artwork, and home goods. Even as a young label, Rachel is striving to keep her production process as "green" as possible. She works solely with organic and repurposed vintage fabrics, and creates bold, playful pops of color in her collections with natural dyes. Rachel treasures the ethic of hand-made above all else, and each of her one-of-a-kind pieces are hand-stitched, hand-dyed, and thoughtfully crafted with care and intention. On today's show, she'll talk about the repurposed handbags that started her sewing obsession, why, despite recent efforts, H&M still might not be a top-notch eco-fashion choice, and a few details that are inspiring her gorgeous S/S 2013 collection. All that, plus a nature-inspired playlist, with tunes from Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, Stereolab, Moby, Savoir Adore and more. So turn up the show, and learn more about how you and Mother Earth can both look your best this summer!
Originally from Argentina, but now based out of Spain, Capsula play a manic blend of 60’s South American psychedelic rock and fiery rock ‘n’ roll. The three-piece — consisting of Martin Guevara on guitar and vocals, Coni Duchess on bass, and Ignacio Villarejo on drums — take their name (which means “capsule” in Spanish) from David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” Many of their hard-hitting songs, like fiery single “Hit N’ Miss,” incorporate the sounds of bands like The Stooges and Sonic Youth.
Live audio from High Highs set at Glasslands on Sunday night. Plus, new episodes of The News (Latola talks about new albums out this week) and Empire Lights (what colors will shine forth from the Empire State Building tonight, and this weekend?)
Michael Premo on singing auction blockades, an upcoming week of action in New York City courthouses, and Bank of America's role in the foreclosure crisis. Also, John reports on last week's Break up Bank of America actions, and our friend Nisse got arrested outside the New York Stock Exchange.
Meg Hitchcock makes intricate large scale text drawings, by cutting out letters from holy books --- the bible, the torah, the Koran --- and using them to spell out passages of other holy books. The painstaking compositions are made over hundreds of hours by meticulously cutting individual letters from her source material, and then pasting them, one by one, onto paper in a continuous line of type. Meg forgoes spaces and punctuation, so her pieces read like epic run-on sentences and the words from one holy text blend into another, challenging the idea that a single text can be the true word of God.
Live audio from the White Birds show at Glasslands last night - you'll feel like you were there! Plus, a conversation with Rad Chris, bassist/multi-instrumentalist for White Birds. And finally a rough demo of my latest remix, Tribute number 2. IT'S GETTING WARM OUTSIDE
The Occupy movement continues to sleep on Wall Street and Radio Dispatch is there to document it, Ann Romney and Hilary Rosen have taken over the media, and we do our best to talk about what privilege means, at a listener's request.
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 look back at the Masters and the Frozen Four, hear about Kristy’s upcoming trip to San Francisco, discuss the recent Ozzie Guillen story and ask whether or not video gaming can be considered a real sport.
Video Games! Personally, I was never allowed to play them as a kid, so I never got into them that much. I think a true gamer is fostered from the point he/she is a child. Video games are a cultural phenomenon, no doubt. This week on Book Talk I look at three different books around video gaming, First, a history; then a sociological study; and finally a fun young-adult fiction about a young girl who becomes trapped inside a video game.
Alternet's Sarah Jaffe on the war on Unions, the Bank of America deathwatch, and the 1 trillion dollars of student debt hanging over the economy. Also, Obama signs the deplorable JOBS Act, and in Wisconsin women get paid less because they don't care about money. Also, listener requests!
We've got a very special guest for this week's Video Game edition of Sew & Tell! Holly Conrad has loved making costumes ever since she was five years old, and has turned her passion into a career. Holly has worked creating costumes for everything from haunted houses to an animatronics company, but perhaps most spectacular has been her personal work for San Francisco's internationally renowned comic book and gaming convention, Comic Con. She's been attending and competing in the Comic Con Masquerade for years, and it was her participation there that caught the eye of documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. Holly is featured as one of the main stories in his most recent documentary, "Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan's Dream," which has led her to even more exciting opportunities in costume design and construction. On this week's show, Holly will talk about some of the design challenges she's faced in creating creatures and armor, her passion for improved female character costuming, her involvement in the documentary, and her dream to one day "green" the special effects industry. Plus, great music on the show today from Alex Winston, Ero Gray, Zambri, Xiu Xiu, and another new track from M. Ward's latest release. So get your sword in hand, and prepare for a design battle of the fittest, here on BreakThru Radio!
A conversation with Jake, co-host of SimuNation on BTR, about music in 2012 and why people are no longer entirely human, in the computer age
Alternet's Sarah Seltzer joins us to discuss right wing bullies, the war on women, and Mad Men. Plus, John Derbyshire is too racist for the National review, and a department of homeland security magazine compares Occupy and the Black Hand. Also, a pillow fight!
My guest on the show this week is painter Jane Dickson. Jane has a show up at Valentine Gallery in Ridgewood Queens called Eat Slots, Play Free. The paintings are based on photographs Jane took during a visit to Las Vegas in 2009, right at the height of the housing bust. Instead of packed casino floors, Jane found desolate rows of video slots and gaming table. Her paintings juxtapose the hyper-saturated casino interiors with lone figures feeding change into slots.
Latola made a remix of about 30 different songs whilst sick last week. That remix, and how it came to be, is the focus of the Den today. That, and some of the best songs from the first quarter of 2012.
Police continue to harass the Occupy camp in Union Square, March's dismal jobs number, and Barbara Walters interviews Jenna Talackova, the transgender Miss Universe contestant.
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 look back at the final four -- men’s and women’s -- that was, discuss opening day in Major League Baseball and the new look Miami Marlins, plus speak with Kristy’s friend and weird sports photographer Sol Neeman to wrap it up.
This week on Book Talk, in honor of the Masters, I take a look at one of the greatest golf novels ever written - The Legend of Baggar Vance. Being collaboration week on Breakthru Radio, I will also take a look at the art of collaborative writing, focusing on two co-authored books Freakonomics and Will Grayson, Will Grayson.
Ryan Devereaux of The Guardian on vigils for Ramarley Graham, so-called “clean halls” bills that allow the NYPD to enter apartment buildings, and the trick that cops use on kids carrying weed to arrest them. Plus Obama positions himself as the one true centrist, and state legislators compare women to cattle. Also more listener mail!
What's one of the single most exciting words in fashion publication? Collaboration. Nothing gets fashionistas whipped into a frenzy like the launch of a new collaborative collection, and it's understandable: they're unique, limited edition, and on trend, which is the dream of every sartorialist. Today's show highlights a few collaboration-based lines that have been featured on Sew & Tell. You'll hear clips of interviews with Fort Makers, Feral Childe, and Alex & Eli, along with updates on Target's next collaboration project, Orly Genger by Jacyln Mayer's latest collab, and (gasp!) a just-launched-yesterday collaboration division of Anthropologie titled Made In Kind. Plus, fab-collab music tracks from Monsters of Folk, Mister Heavenly, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and The Phantom Family Halo, Vampire Weekend VS Miike Snow and more. I know, I know! It's all too exciting for one show, but… try to contain yourself long enough to listen up, and learn more about fashion collaboration!
From Copenhagen, DK, The Foreign Resort are a three-piece influenced by shoegaze, new wave and post punk. Their dark and driving music — propulsive and packed with the kind of intensity that immediately engulfs — is reminiscent, at times, of Joy Division and The Bravery. The band formed back in 2006, and have since shared the stage with acts like A Place To Bury Strangers and Swervedriver.
Zorch. Boogie Boarder. Mind Spiders. Wavves. Thee Oh Sees. Tame Impala. Women. Fol Chen. Choir of Young Believers. And so much more...
A conversation with Morgan Coy of Monofonus Press, a new edition of Ears You Can Trust with DJ Patrick and a fresh installment of Empire Lights (plus a fine spread of music, as always)
6 month anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge arrests, more on MTA bonds and the ways bankers are taking commuters' money, and Molly attends Women and Action in the Media.
WOMEN’S RIGHTS!! POLITICAL PITTER-PATTER!! THE KONY KRAZE!! BreakThruRadioTV's Month In Review has it all! Join host Chaz Mannenheim for an unbiased, unbridled look at yesterday's top stories.
My guest on the show this week is Alex Handy. He is the founder of the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, a non-profit based in Oakland, California.The museum houses a growing collection of historic video games and digital ephemera. It's mission is to preserve these games and educate the public about how video games are made and why they deserve the same artistic status as films or painting.
Conveyor talks about SXSW 2012 and their upcoming debut album for Paper Garden Records (a conversation recorded Friday night in Brooklyn)
16,000 readers of Free Press respond to arrests and intimidation of journalists, Scalia rants about Broccoli from the bench of the Supreme Court, and the worst Vodka ad Molly has ever seen.
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 discuss the mega millions drawing, the final four, some famous sports protests, and how far athletes and fans should be able to go in voicing their displeasure with players or officials.
I take a detailed look at three books with protest as subject. Saturday by Ian McKewan takes a look at a day in London in 2005 when the UK protests its involvement in the Iraqi War. Occupy is a series of collected pamphlets by Noam Chomsky that takes a look at the uprising season of occupation that was 2011. Strange Fruit is a detailed history by David Margolick that examines one of the most famous and well-known protest songs of all time.
Chloe Angyal joins us to discuss her tumblr Men Who Trust Women, and a round up of the last two months of the war on women. Plus, Occupy-related groups open up subway stops as apart of a fare strike, and Molly's new essay about why men should be feminists. Also, listener mail!
"Despite how glamorous fashion looks on the outside, beneath it is a terribly polluting industry that devastates wildlife, pollutes water sources, and has considerable impacts on the livelihoods of people... Buying a t-shirt isn't just buying a t-shirt." - Jasmin Malik Chua On this week's Sew & Tell, Jasmin Malik Chua, the Managing Editor of the online eco-fashion publication Ecouterre, talks about the industry's biggest environmental struggles, and the ways in which some large corporations, like Nike, Levi's, and H&M, are beginning the road to recovery. Plus, the latest music from Miike Snow, Dinosaur Feathers, Choir of Young Believers, Yann Tiersen and more! Get stylishly responsible with DJ Marie on BTR...
A new edition of Ears You Can Trust w/ DJ Patrick K. An interview w/ Carlos and Becca of Ava Luna. DJ Lottie interviews Ross from Mwahaha. And a Slip 'n' Slide?
What does Trayvon Martin have to do with bailing out Bank of America, This American Life's leaves out union voices, and suggestions for doctors to protest the transvaginal probing procedure.
This week on Art Uncovered, artist and curator Rachael Morrison. Rachael works as a librarian at the Museum of Modern Art, and right now she's got two ongoing projects that draw from the Museum's collection. The first is an exhibition called Millennium Magazines that looks at the ways artists and designers are using the form of magazines, newspapers and zines to make innovative work in print. The show features publications from all over the world covering topics from food to architecture and includes New York based publications like Cabinet, Esopus and Showpaper.
Interviews with SpaceGhostPurrp, drummer Julian Fader of Ava Luna, and Michael Jackson Winningham of Gold Beach (recorded at SXSW 2012)
Natasha Lennard on the Million Hoodies March, Lech Harris on the destructive logic of capitalism, and a list of all the states with awful women's rights bills.
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 we talk about Tim Tebow’s imminent arrival in New York, Sean Payton and the Saints’ bounty program, touch on March Madness some and look at sports broadcasting and the impact that announcers can have on the sports they cover.
Kids need travel guides too, as do stuffed animals. The team at Cooper’s Pack Publishing have created a series of travel books written for the young, and young at heart. Whether you want to visit Seattle and see Pike Place Market, or head off to Alaska and see why you should take a helicopter tour, Cooper’s Pack guides are fun, entertaining and memorable.
Kambri Crews, author of the memoir Burn Down the Ground, on growing up with deaf parents, her dad's attempted murder charge, and Mike Daisey's unpersuasive self-defense. Also, Guy Steward tells us more about the police riot on M17, and John reports from the ousting of the Union Square encampment.
In this day and age, information is at our fingertips all the time. We're up to date on events unfolding, down to the second, and in the know, even when we may not want to be. And yet this information deluge stays, for the most part, on the surface - unless we choose to dig deeper. I'm happy to bring you an interview today with a fashion writer, stylist, model, and musician, whose editorial work does just that. Tienlyn Jacobson is a San Francisco-based writer, who works with online publications like Fashionising and, as well as her own beautiful blog Say Hello, Max. With a degree in art and sociology, and several years working as a model, Tienlyn is perfectly equipped to understand the deeper roots of fashion trends and style movements, and her writing reflects this broad awareness. On today's show, Tienlyn talks about how modeling was the perfect editorial education, why she loves Australian fashion, and a few of her own tips on chasing the ever-elusive concept of a well-curated closet. Plus, some news-worthy music on the show today, including tracks from Helado Negro, Firehorse, Zeus, Young Prisms, and Free Energy! So stick around - this is news & information you don't want to miss!
Hailing from New York City, Casey Shea and his four-piece play music that wavers between booming rock ‘n’ roll and piercingly heartfelt folk-rock. Led by Casey Shea on guitar/vocals — who previously fronted bands in Nashville and Tallahassee — the group also features Matthew Basile (bass), Len Monachello (piano/vocals), Dave Burnett (drums/vocals), and Gilber Gilmore (guitar/vocals). Many of the band’s songs, their sincerity accented by Shea’s passionate voice, have been featured in a number of TV shows and films.
Interviews from BTR's SXSW showcase with Tim Fite, Kay Leotard and Greg Lewis of Mr. Lewis and the Funeral Five. Plus, 80% of Nicolas Jaar's SXSW set at the Central Presbyterian Church on March 15th.
Zach D Roberts on the violent raid of Liberty Sq on M17 and his account of being beaten by a police baton, plus a full round up of the 6 month Occupy anniversary actions. Also, the awful case of Trayvon Martin.
My guest this week is painter and street artist Criminy Johnson. He has a new show of paintings up at The Active Space here in Bushwick called Dreaming Without Sleeping, curated by Robin Gearson. Criminy's figurative paintings depict scenes of people and animals taken from his everyday experience and childhood memories. Human and animal characters are given equal weight in these paintings, and both are often rendered with unusually large, expressive eyes. In one painting a group of frogs stares at us from behind the glass of a tank. The signage in the corner of the painting reveals that the amphibians are being sold as food, rather than pets. Another painting called, Formative Years, shows a young boy in ferocious hand to hand combat with a chicken. The boy chokes the bird as he's held in its yellow talons. Dreaming Without Sleeping also features an eight-foot-tall wall mural in the style of Criminy's wheatpasted street posters, which he makes under the name QRST
Although she grew up in Pennsylvania’s Amish Country, singer-songwriter Madi Diaz now calls Nashville home. Her folk-pop songs are enchantingly light and sweet, despite their sometimes somber lyrics. Diaz once appeared in the documentary Rock School (which influenced the Jack Black film), and her songs have been featured on various TV shows. For years she’s collaborated with musician Kyle Ryan, whom she met at Berklee College.
Today, a conversation Latola recorded with Black Gum outside Beerland in Austin, Texas on March 13th. Plus, live versions of songs by Tim Fite and Charli XCX that Latola recorded at SXSW 2012.
Disaster historian Jacob Remes on Fukishima, the myth of natural disasters, and the anarchist ideals of mutual aid that emerge immediately following disasters. Plus, a visit to the American Girl store, John gets fought, and Republicans in Congress are not against violence against women.
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 we hear about all of Kristy’s adventures plus Kory’s trip to South by Southwest, take a look at March Madness so far, and flash back with a little sports history quiz to see how quickly we forget – or remember.
If you’ve ever become irritated with the willful misuse or redefinition of important words in 21st-century politically correct discussions of religion, politics, economics, or philosophy, then this is a book for you. Authors Cipher and Nassivera confront the contradictions of sloppy speech and sloppy thinking head on, in this updated re-do of the humorous American classic by Ambrose Bierce. This book will make you laugh, make you think, make you argue, and make you mad. It will give you plenty to talk about with your friends–and with your enemies.
Nona Willis Aronowitz, associate editor at GOOD Magazine, on the downwardly mobil service sector and the plight of young college graduates. Plus, n+1 rounds up ladyblogs, and a listener requests that we talk about the Post Office!
Flapper hemlines! Victorian lace! Halter tops! Pencil skirts! Boxy blazers! Oversized sunglasses! This year's fashion trends show a broader amalgamation of vintage-inspired looks than ever, and almost nothing is off-limits. We fashionistas have the privilege to let our imaginations run wild, and Flashback Week's guest here on Sew & Tell knows a lot about out-of-the-box creativity. Puerto-Rican-born designer Auralis Herrero-Lugo launched her eponymous line, Auralis Studio, with an aim to create celebratory styles that are ethically produced. Based on her four collections, I'd say she's succeeded - each one showcases her signature "urban tropical" aesthetic beautifully, pairing vintage inspiration with bright colors and luxurious fabrics, while maintaining a distinctly modern elegance. On today's show, Auralis will talk about the mother that got her started, her path to sustainable production, and how a Puerto Rican icon transported to the highlands of Scotland served as a muse for her F/W 2012. Plus, we've got a flashback-filled playlist today, proving that everything old is new again. Tracks off the latest from Bear In Heaven, Kaiser Chiefs, Cheyenne Marie Mize, and John Wesley Coleman, plus a song off the upcoming new album from soul legend Bobby Womack. So grab your legwarners, bowler hat, shoulder pads, lace-up boots, leather mini skirt and favorite tie-dye blouse, and get ready to remix your decades!
Can't make BTR's SXSW party? In the Den for Wednesday, Latola plays all ten bands on the flyer.
Gunner Scott on trans organizing in Occupy, digging into Occupy theory, and Go to trial, crash the system – how demanding a jury trial could bring the criminal justice system to its knees.
New York City’s The Rusty Guns combine bluegrass, country music and rock ‘n’ roll for wild and unbridled music. The four-piece — with Terry Jenkins on drums, Mark August on banjo, Harlan Short on bass, and Chris Cornwell on guitar and mandolin — crank out rousing songs about outlaws, bandits and lovers. Here they perform at The Chapel, a DIY space in East Williamsburg.
Harold Eugene Edgerton, Football Kick, 1938 Today on the show we are going to be talking about sports. My guest, curator David Little, has just put together an exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts called The Sports Show: Athletics As Image and Spectacle. The show charts the cultural significance of sports media from the early days of photography to the present day. It includes work from well known artists like Andy Warhol, Andreas Gursky and Henri Cartier-Bresson, as well as  news photographs, television footage, film and video. This range of media sheds light on the myriad ways that our politics, racial tensions, national identities and cultural values are reflected in sports. The Sports Show also reveals some of the surprising artistic per-cursors to the way we visually experience sports today. For example, the concept behind instant replay, David suggests, was developed back in the 1890s by a photographer named Eadweard Muybridge who made stop-action photographs of bodies in motion. Other visual conventions that we take for granted in modern sports broadcasts --- telephoto close ups, on the field shots, aerial views from the Goodyear blimp --- were pioneered in photographs and films by artists Alexander Rodchenko and Leni Reifenstahl, Hitler's infamous propagandist. David recently spoke with me over the phone from Minneapolis about the history of sports images and why he thinks sports have been largely absent from critical discussion in visual art. `Eadweard Muybridge, Animal Locomotion Plate 344, 1887 Paul Pfeiffer, The Saints, 2007 Martin Munkacsi, Spectators at a Sports Event, from the series “Crowd,” 1933 Unknown photographer, Babe Ruth, 1919 Alexander Rodchenko, Horse Race, 1935 Leni Riefenstahl, Jesse Owens, 1936 Roger Welch, O.J. Simpson Project, 1977 Kota Ezawa, Brawl, 2008 Frank Lloyd Wright, Girls Gym Class, 1900 Playlist: 00:00 Thomas Intro 01:49 David Little Interview pt. 1 04:32 Final Day - Young Marble Giants 05:36 David Little Interview pt. 2 10:22 Take a Trip - Utah Smith 13:02 David Little Interview pt. 3 17:27 Telephoto Lens - The Bongos 19:43 David Little Interview pt. 4 23:40 Cheerleader - St. Vincent 25:18 David Little Interview pt. 5 34:16 Bass Drum Dream - The Microphones 34:50 David Little Interview pt. 6 38:02 Wrong Time Capsule - Deerhoof 39:26 David Little Interview pt. 7 42:55 I Don't Want to Play Football - Belle and Sebastian 43:49 David Little Interview pt. 8 47:07 Evanescent Psychic Pez Drop - Yo La Tengo 47:38 Finish
Today, an exploration of some of the bands & artists signed to Monusfonus Press, an Austin, Texas-based record label and multimedia organization.
Emma Lillian and E-Rock from Occupy Vermont join us to discuss upcoming March demonstrations at Entergy Nuclear Power Plant, plus, we're at an Occupy conference in Vermont, and Les Leopold was the keynote speaker.
When Particles Collide is made up of former jazz performer Chris Viner and high school chemistry teacher Sasha Alcott. Based out of Bangor, Maine, the duo blends punk and 90s indie rock, drawing from influences like Sleater-Kinney and the Pixies. Their songs are full of rowdy bursts of energy — especially when Alcott lets out her ferocious yelps.
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 we talk about what Spring Break means to us in terms of sports both as a fan and as a player, discuss some vacation experiences and even talk a little soccer to wrap things up.
This is an encore episode, first aired Aug 13, 2011. 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.
Rush's advertisers pull out, John and Molly get riot training, Holder tells us when the government can kill civilians, and 6 Anonymous hackers are arrested.
Spring Break is here!! It's time to hit the beach, and break out all those bright colors and short hem lines that have been hibernating in the back of the closet. This season's spring fashions are in full-on party mode, with bright jewel tones and soft pastels in every designer's collection. Miami's Daniella Ivana Sredni is no exception - her brand new line, Aquarius, is right on trend with pops of coral, turquoise and lime, boldly contrasting tribal prints paired with black-and-white basics. But Daniella's pieces offer a new twist on resort wear: these beach pieces can be worn on dry land, too! Dresses that will take you from brunch to beach towel to bar, and pants that are equally at home by the poolside or browsing the farmer's market, Aquarius lets you take the spirit of spring break with you, wherever you are. On today's show, Daniella talks with us about her sunny aesthetics, her degree from Parsons, and some exciting upcoming adventures for Aquarius! And today's playlist is sunny, too, full of new music from M. Ward, The Magnetic Fields, Denison Witmer, Radiation City, Sean Bones, and more! So get out your straw hat, find those flip flops, and relax with gorgeous new styles for a sizzling spring break!
A conversation with White Birds, recorded after their recent show at Pianos with High Highs, and part II of my palaver with Rob Sacher (former owner of NYC clubs Luna Lounge, Mission and Sanctuary)
Salon's Alex Pareene joins us to discuss Breitbart's death and the political Internet he helped to create, the bizarre and fascinating ancestors of Mitt Romney, and a new round of Who's More Objectionable? Plus, increasing wealth disparity back to pre-Crash rates, the Virginia statehouse protest, and the vegetarian food fest in NYC.
My guest this week is Antwerp based-photographer Jan Kempenaers. Jan broke out on the photography scene in 2010 when he published a book called Spomenik. The book documents the giant geometric sculptures that were built across the countryside of the former Yugoslavia in the 60s and 70 as monuments to various sites and battles from World War Two. Jan traveled to these isolated sites to photograph these alien-looking sculptures. Before Jan's project these monuments were largely unknown except to the people in the small towns where they're located.
A conversation with Rob Sacher about his days running Luna Lounge, Mission and Sanctuary in New York City. Plus, a new episode of Ears You Can Trust, with DJ Patrick K.
Dustin Luke Nelson interviews Andrey Kurkov a Ukranian author (journalist / dissident / screenwriter / children's book author / international man of mystery) who is in the US for five days. Plus, more on ALEC and F29, plus the Blunt amendment is defeated, and David Albo and Rush are the worst.
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 we take a look back at the Oscars and lament Moneyball’s performance, check in on some current events around the sports world and talk about two of sport’s most absurd traditions.
Absurdist Fiction. This week I take a look at the style that focuses on the absurd world we live in. There will be discussions and reading from playwrights Edward Albee and Tom Stoppard and novelists Joseph Heller and Tom Robbins.
Matt Taibbi on the crimes of Bank of America, and Laura Yasinitsky (Lara Yaz) on veganism and writing fashion police jokes for US Weekly. Plus, we report live from F29, the day OWS called Shut down the Corporations.
Designer clothes you can throw in the machine. Sound absurd? Not at all! This week's Sew & Tell guest is a savvy young designer who recently struck out on her own to prove that dreams really can come true. Tamar Daniel is an Israeli-born, London-bred entrepreneur, designer, mother, friend, and style icon. Armed with impeccable taste and a background working for Top Shop and Anthropologie, Tamar set out this year to launch TMRDNL, her eponymous line of fashionable, well-tailored classics with a leg up on the competition: these gorgeous garments are DIY-laundry-friendly. Not only that, but they're built for movement, and ready to keep pace with the ever-changing demands of today's woman, all while ensuring elegance. How is this possible? Stay tuned to find out, as Tamar discusses childhood inspirations, fabrics, multi-cultural style infusions, and more! Plus, some great throw-back classic rock sounds on the show today, with tracks from Crocodiles, Pond, Little Barrie and more. So ditch your dry-clean-only blouse and come learn how to be a practicalista!
recorded in: Today, it's all about The News - album releases for the week of February 28th (with tour dates, trivia, banter and news about BTR's  upcoming SXSW party) 00:00 Dentro (feat. Singin The Blues by Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbaur, circa 1927) 00:33 Latola says hello, friend... 02:21 The News (part 1, with music from Blanck Mass and Menahan Street Band) 11:55 Matter Of Fact - John Maus 14:12 Yr Love - Holy Other 18:55 The News (part 2, with music from Boards of Canada, Dub Trio and John Talabot) 26:30 Depak Ine - John Talabot 32:57 Ice Level - Ava Luna 37:56 The News (part 3, with music from Beak) 47:56 Cameras - Women 48:57 Lawncare - Women 53:23 The News (part 4, with music from Antonio Carlos Jobim) 56:57 Latola says goodbye, friend 57:15 Mirrors In Mirrors - White Birds 60:37 Finish ("When Women Played Drums" art) White Birds Live: TONIGHT TONIGHT / 2.29.12. @ Pianos in New York, NY 3.20.12. @ Johnny Brendas in Philadelphia, PA ("Ice Level" album I bought on Friday) Ava Luna Live: Mar 03  at Binghamton University - Undergrounds Coffeehouse - in Binghamton, NY Mar 04  at Bug Jar in Rochester, NY Mar 05  at The Ninth Ward in Buffalo, NY Mar 07  at The Frequency in Madison, WI Mar 08  at Canopy Club in Urbana, IL Mar 09  at Jackpot Saloon in Lawrence, KS Mar 10  at The Conservatory in Oklahoma City, OK Mar 12  at Fitzgerald's in Houston, TX Mar 19  at The Basement in Atlanta, GA Mar 20  at Jack Of The Wood in Asheville, NC Mar 21  at The Garage (at Motorco) in Durham, NC Mar 22  at The Red Palace in Washington, DC Mar 23  at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA Bix Beiderbecke
Alternet's Kristen Gywnne joins us to discuss police brutality in the Bronx, the school to prison pipeline, and why you should smoke weed instead of drink booze. Plus, Santorum is no Jack Kennedy, and a brief history of using women's bodies for science without their consent.
Lushlife is the dynamic hip-hop meets indie-rock project of Philadelphia’s Raj Haldar. Layering his powerful, yet slick Nas-like rapping over ambient soundscapes, his music moves forward with palpable energy and cool swagger. Some of his genre-crossing songs have featured Fleet Foxes, Drake, and Gang Gang Dance samples, and he’s collaborated with Cities Aviv and Heems of Das Racist. On this episode of BTR Hear & There, we capture Lushlife’s intimate and engaging live performance of “Magnolia,” the first track on his forthcoming album Plateau Vision.
Photographer Thilde Jensen's story starts rather typically. She moved to New York City in 1997 to pursue a career as a photographer, and for while things were going pretty well. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts, fell in love, got married and was getting editorial work with Newsweek and other Magazines. Then, something very strange happened: she started getting sick. "I started to just not feel totally right," she says. "I would have fevers in the summer... and I would get sore throats, and have constant sinus infections."
A new episode of Ears You Can Trust, with DJ Patrick K, a conversation with Ethan Bassford, of Ava Luna (plus live audio from the show at Mercury Lounge on Friday) and Heat vs Knicks with Wynn, Avi, Jake and Thompson.
Sam Osterhout reads selections from Memos to Ruby, soon-to-be-published short pieces of advice for his daughter, plus Our Man In Greece, Guy Steward, interviews activists about the economic turmoil. Also, as OWS fades from media spotlight, so does income inequality and corporate greed, and following up on Virginia ultrasound bill.
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 we talk Oscars, All-Star Games, the current state of sports and hear some great anecdotes regarding statues in Britain.
"Poker is the new golf,” says Ellen Leikind, founder of PokerPrimaDivas™, a company dedicated to teaching professional women how to play poker. “Every guy in America is playing poker and the skills they hone at the poker table give them a big advantage in business.” Women need to get in the game. “PokerPrimaDivas gives women the opportunity, confidence and forum they need to learn poker to improve their business and social life.”
Comedian Ted Alexandro joins us to discuss his arrest at OWS, a near mauling by a lion cub, and the terror of waiting in the wings before his first David Letterman appearance. Also, HuffPo blames Occupy for a death that was the result of OPD negligence, and the NYPD's massive apparatus to spy on Muslims throughout the Northeast.
It's a busy season for fashion! We just wrapped up NYFW, and here comes the Red Carpet Runway Show (aka the Oscars) - the social media lines will soon be buzzing with who wore who and how! And what's every star's most critical red carpet accessory? Hair, of course! Jewelry, shoes, handbag... none of these can make or break a look quite as completely as a coiffed curls or a disastrous 'do. Thankfully, on today's show, we have a representative from one of the best international hair care schools to educate all of us on sane manes. Dell Miller is a Director of Education and Haircolor Purefessional for Aveda, an international company dedicated to natural, plant-based methods for hair and skin care. Aveda has been a pioneering force in the sustainable style movement - long before the term "sustainable" was even coined, they were working with organic farms and recycled packaging, in a conscious effort to match principles with practice. Dell has become a distinguished leader in haircolor design and education for the company. He just returned from NYFW himself, where he sculpted hair for several top designers, including Betsey Johnson and Nahm. On today's show, Dell will talk about his training with Aveda, what makes their philosophy unique, his experiences at NYFW, and what he *really* thinks of the ombre look. Plus, an amazing playlist today packed with great new music! I could barely fit it all in, but I made some tough choices and got the best of the bunch. There's new music from Tim Fite, Brian Lopez, WhoMadeWho, La Sera, and even some .fun! So stick around, and get ready to dazzle your friend's Oscar party crowd with some red carpet-worhty locks!
In The Den for Wednesday, a fresh edition of The News. Plus, banter with DJ Wynn and BTR intern Danielle about the Frankie Rose album release party at the Knitting Factory last night. Finally, a watching-the-Knicks conversation with DJ Wynn regarding Jeremy Lin...
Jeffrey McClain of Iraq Veterans Against the War on his time in Iraq and his involvement in the anti-war and Occupy movements. Plus, John visits an Occupier in Rikers and Molly teaches another elementary school girls club.
Hi Everyone welcome to Art Uncovered. My guest this week is filmmaker Julia Haslett. She is the director of the new documentary An Encounter with Simone Weil. The film tells the story of French Philosopher and activist Simone Weil, who spent her short yet prolific life grappling with a single question: What response does seeing human suffering demand of us? Before making this film, Julia had never heard of Simone Weil, but she was familiar with this question. She grew up watching her father struggle with mental illness, and when Julia was 17 he took his own life. The suicide left her acutely sensitive to people in pain. Many years later, Julia read Simone Weil's famous line, "Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity." These words lead to Julia's film and a journey to understand Simone through the people who knew her, scholars who have studied her and the personal experiences that drew her to Simone's philosophy.
A special mixtape for Presidents Day In The Den!
Baratunde Thurston joins us to discuss his new NYT bestselling book How To Be Black. We talk about the insanity of his book tour, the insanity of the GOP, and the calming voice of Terry Gross. Plus, gals should asprin between the knees and Iran has probably already bombed America.
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 we welcome Kristy back and hear about her trip to LA and her bid to get on the Price is Right, talk about a true fan’s obligations to his or her team and break down the dating “game” in New York City.
Some of the greatest American literature centers on place. This week on Book Talk, I celebrate the great writing inspired by New York City. Excerpts include: Elizabeth Hardwick, Tom Wolfe and E.B. White.
Truthout's Jesse Meyerson and Guy Steward join us to discuss black bloc tactics, provoking the wrath of the state, predictions for the American Spring and Summer. Also, part 2 of our interview with Ryan Deveraux. Plus, John's report on Occupy the SEC.
This week was all about fashion and love - what better combination? So I bring you a new designer this week, that you're sure to fall head over heels for! Leah Reena Goren is a driven young designer who is currently finishing her degree in illustration. While wrapping up her senior thesis, Leah is also doing painted textile prints which she sells through her well-curated Etsy shop. She's also creating an Apartment Therapy-style blog called The Future Present that she and boyfriend Dylan write, as well as some exciting new client work that's so hush-hush, we won't be able to find out her secrets until later this year! Phew! This girl is BUSY, but take a look at her prints and you'll see why! They're whimsical, flirty, and feminine… perfect for romance any time of the year. On today's show, Leah will talk about growing up with an artist mom, her creative process and inspirations, and a few recent spring wardrobe purchases that she's super excited about! Plus, updates on NYFW, and a playlist crammed full of great new music from Frankie Rose, Islands, Damien Jurado, Bowerbirds and more. There's just too many treats on today's show! Wait a minute… never mind. There's no such thing. Enjoy!
A special Valentine's Day installment of Lost Thought Bubbles, in which Latola reads Missed Connections from New York City posted on 2.14.12 (and with an all-new Missed Connections intro!)
The Guardian's Ryan Deveraux on transparency and privacy, police brutality in the Bronx regarding Ramarley Graham and Jateik Reed, and drinking tea in the office of The Guardian. Also, Chris Brown “can beat me”, Greece is on fire, and Obama's war on whistleblowers.
My guest this week, London-based photographer Kurt Tong, has been documenting the modern day Chinese tradition of burning Joss paper offerings to the dead. Kurt explains that, "many Chinese believe that when a person dies he leaves with no earthly possessions." It's therefore up to relatives to provide the material objects the deceased will need in the afterlife.
In The Den for Monday, an all-new segment starring BTR's own DJ Patrick K, plus new installments of Music News, Words As Magic and Empire Lights
Natasha Lennard – freelance journalist covering OWS and other protest movements who was arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge while working for the NYT – joins us to discuss the upcoming G8 summit in Chicago, Hedges anti-Black Bloc article, and what it's like to report from the field for the NYT.
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 we talk Super Bowl, football and more football as well as discuss the new NBC Sports Network and finish it off with another word association game.
Encore episode - first aired Mar 5, 2011. Laura Hillenbrand is a New York Times bestseller known for her famous freshman novel Seasbiscuit. Laura has recently published her second book, Unbroken, and is on Book Talk to discuss the fascinating, true story of Louis Zamperini--Olympic athlete, World War Two Air Force serviceman, Japanese P.O.W. and long-time survivor of one of the most interesting lives ever lived in the twentieth century.
Leighann Lord joins us to discuss African Americans for Humanism, an outreach organization for black atheists. Plus, Prop 8 defeated, Santorum's weird sweep, and the bill that would convert tweets into felonies goes down in flames in Oregon.
I know that NYC is still celebrating the Superbowl hardcore, and I hope you fully enjoyed the amazing, nail-biting win... BUT. Let's be serious. The Superbowl of Style is just around the corner - NY Fashion Week! So we're gonna get down to business and talk fashion today. And speaking of business - I have the honor of highlighting an incredible organization and business venture on today's show. Awamaki is a non-profit based in Peru, that works with local women to preserve indigenous weaving techniques, and to further their skills as craftspeople. Towards that end, Awamaki recently launched a design residency program, spearheaded by Annie Millican. The Awamaki Lab residency offers young designers an opportunity to create a collection of clothing, built around these beautiful traditional Peruvian textiles. Awamaki Lab just celebrated the launch of its second collection, F/W 2012, designed by collaborators and fellow Parsons grads Andria Crescioni and Courtney Cedarholm. The pieces are timeless yet modern, with references to menswear that retain a thoroughly feminine sensibility. On today's show, Andria and Courtney talk about their experiences in Peru, learning about local fibers and natural dyes, and how anthropologists and explorers from the turn of the century led to these gorgeous garments. Plus, tons of great new music today from Dr. Dog, Sharon Van Etten, of Montreal, Young Magic and more! So prep yourself for Fashion Week with your first collection of F/W 2012...
For Wednesday, a fireside chat with White Birds (recorded post-Superbowl) and a check-in with Jake about his adventures in the land of Skyrim
Super Bowl ad scrubs union sign, why the Komen split was good for feminism, interviews from High School Walk Out Day, and an activist just back from West Papau. This show is everywhere you need it to be.
View more photos from the exhibition At night In the 30s, 40s and 50s, Arthur Fellig, could be found, on the streets of New York, photographing murder. He called himself Weegee and each night would take his speed graphic camera and take to the streets of New York City to photograph car accidents, tenement fires, the victims of mob hits and the crowds that would come to gawk at the lurid drama. Weegee, who often arrived at crime scenes before the police sold his crime scene photographs to the many daily newspapers in new york city at the time. His keen ability to capture the drama and spectacle of urban violence made him one of the pioneers of tabloid journalism. Weegee also cultivated an image for himself among cops and gangsters alike, with his fedora pulled down over his forehead and his trademark cigar hanging from his mouth, he became an unforgettable character of the underbelly he obsessively documented. A new exhibition at the International Center of Photography, called Weegee: Murder is My Business, examines the first decade of Weegee's career as a crime scene photographer on the streets of New York. The exhibition has all the requisite images of blood splattered crime scenes you'd expect from a man who dubbed himself the "official photographer of Murder Inc." But the show put's these pictures in the larger context of Weegee the man, and includes a partial reconstruction of the studio apartment Weegee rented across the street from police headquarters. Playlist 00:00 Intro 03:35 Brian Wallis interview pt. 1 06:23 All the World is Green - Tom Waits 09:52 Brian Wallis interview pt. 2 16:52 Instrumental (Thrown Bottle) - Wire 18:33 Brian Wallis interview pt. 3 21:54 It Could Happen to You - Bud Powell 24:48 Brian Wallis interview pt. 4 29:50 Lullaby - Tom Waits 31:48 Brian Wallis interview pt. 5 34:03 Mu - Sun Ra 35:42 Brian Wallis interview pt. 6 37:26 Goose Geese - Drums and Tuba 39:00 Brian Wallis interview pt. 7 44:58 Finish
Today, new episodes of Music News, Empire Lights and Best New Music premiere In The Den!
Chloe Angyal of Feministing joins us to discuss how Komen cowardly backed away from Planned Parenthood, a bill that would make men get rectal exams before they are eligible for Viagra, and the dangers of traveling alone as a woman.
This week, Kory talks to the author of A Saint In The City: Coaching At Risk Kids To Be Champions, Coach Scott Glabb.
John goes to court, DA subpoena's twitter, and Komen for the cure cuts out of planned parenthood.
Ever wanted to exude the same sexy prowess as Sam from Sex & The City (who hasn't)? Or the put-together understated elegance of Kate Middleton (again, hello... all of us)? This week's Sew & Tell guests can help you achieve a look that blends both those style icons into a single wardrobe keepsake. Anna Zeman and Aja Singer met at Parsons, and formed a fast friendship based on hard-core work ethic and a deep love for polished tailoring. After internships at Rodarte and Carolina Herrera, Anna and Aja decided to take the plunge straight out of school and launch their own line. With a singular vision to "introduce the science of perfect fit to New York's fashion scene," the two designers boldly introduced their first Alex & Eli collection in 2009, and haven't looked back. Alex & Eli offer refined women's suiting that still manages to be playful, flirtatious, and distinctive - offering women the best of both Sam and Kate. On today's show, Anna and Aja will talk about how they met and began Alex & Eli, why the love a good suit, their newly-launched custom tailor shop, and plans for the upcoming Fashion Week (which include partying and ignoring Chris Rock). All that, plus great music today from The Darcys, Damien Jurado, We Barbarians, The Joy Formidable and more. Stick around, suit up, and pay attention! Fashion just got serious.
For February 1st, 2012, a conversation once more with White Birds (recorded after the band's set at Glasslands on Monday night).
Gov Eliot Spitzer joins us to discuss OWS, ways of solving the mortgage crisis, and back room deals would make people revolt if they knew about them. Also, coverage of Occupy Oakland's attempt to take a building and the OPD's brutal crackdown, and the OWS solidarity march the following day.
In a new exhibition, up now at On Stellar Rays Gallery in New York, curator Toke Lykkeberg, has assembled an international group of artists who explore the"state of the face today." In the 21st century, Toke says, the face has become something "we avidly manipulate, perform, display, distort, detect, scan, enhance, blur, veil and avoid."
For January 30th, 2012, a conversation once more with Brooklyn's own Conveyor (recorded after the band's set at Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday night). Plus, the premiere of two new segments!
Justin Elliott of Salon on Wall Street's fundraising for the Democrats and Newt's bizarre “anti-poverty” stance in the late 90s. Also, on-the-ground at an OWS foreclosed homes blockade, and we finally get to talk about means girls, in real life.
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 we look discuss the parity and balance of the NFL and whether that’s a good thing, look at the Aussie Open and tennis in general and talk about people who can truly be called innovators in the world of sports.
Subject - The New Inquiry Guest - Atossa Abrahamian Thinkers and writers of our generation face an unprecedented set of cultural realities. The growing supply of career academics has flooded the university job market, and 21st century technologies have thrown traditional media into crisis. Although the future of higher education and print remains obscure, these cultural sea changes have yielded one definite side effect: an abundance of young writers and thinkers resolved to pursue a public intellectual life for its own sake--a pursuit ordered and enabled by Internet technology. The New Inquiry is a space for discussion that aspires to enrich cultural and public life by putting all available resources--both digital and material--toward the promotion and exploration of ideas. 00:00 Book Talk Intro - Kory French 01:40 When They Fight, They Fight - The Generationals 04:55 Interview with Atossa Abrahamian Part 1 18:17 Girls - The Stumblebums 21:12 Going Lebron by Atossa Abrahamian - A reading by Kory French 26:38 Oh You, Oh Thing - Wolf Parade 32:22 Interview with Atossa Abrahamian Part 1 44:24 Say For Certain - The Generationals 48:25 Finish Web site: Atossa Abrahamian The New Inquiry The Generationals The Stumblebums Wolf Parade
Ali Gharib, ThinkProgress National Security reporter, joins us to discuss the NYPD's showing of anti-Muslim propaganda, the covert war with Iran, and explains what's happening in the straits of Hormuz.
"The product has to be beautiful because the process is beautiful. Each step has to beautifully fit together..." - Noah Guy of Joshu + Vela In honor of BreakThru Radio's Innovator Week, I have a truly innovative designer on today's show. Noah Guy creates Joshu + Vela, a line of stunning hand-crafted bags, from his studio in San Francisco, employing natural materials and dyes. The majority of his materials are sourced from the U.S., and the results are beautifully durable, stylish bags that are at once reminiscent of the past and perfectly suited for the future. On today's show, Noah will talk about the path to starting his own line, the ethics and challenges of creating with U.S.-sourced materials, and an oak-tanned leather he uses that makes each bag truly one-of-a-kind. Plus, great music in the mix today, with new tracks from Plants and Animals, Virgin Forest, Virals, and even a weird-but-wonderful Buddy Holly remix. So turn up the volume, enjoy, and just try to resist the siren song of your own new Joshu + Vela bag...
4 new weekly segments make their premiere In The Den. Plus, an interview Latola did with Howlies back in 2010.
Newtmentum is fueled by barely-coded racism and outright lies, Todd Glass comes out on Marc Marron's podcast, and the US Government shuts down MegaUpload.
My guest on the show this week is British artist Christina Corfield. She has a new show opening this month at Johansson Projects in Oakland, CA. The show is called Follies of the Digital Arcade and it focuses on the United States at the turn of the 20th century, a time when the U.S. and much of the Western world were in the midst of an electric revolution. It was the time of dazzling world's fairs, Tesla and Edition, a time when people were fascinated, amazed and terrified by the wonder of electricity. It seemed that there were no problems that could not be solved, mysteries whose answers couldn't be uncovered or explained by the newest technological marvel. In her show, Christina explores this strange time in history through a video installation and watercolor illustrations. The works examine the ways that history and fiction, fact and myth, science and magic can all became intertwined.
Latola talks about the new album from Heems, and reads Missed Connections from Craigslist.
Newt doubles down on food-stamp president comments, Mitt's lessons from his father, and Occupy Harlem protests an Obama fundraiser. And Molly's essay about life as a balloon salesperson, on roller blades, complete with music and sound effects.
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 we look at ways to stay active and enjoy sports in the city on a budget, discuss how the online piracy act could be applied to sports and recap and look ahead in the NFL playoffs.
Not long ago we were spectators, passive consumers of mass media. Now, on YouTube and blogs and Facebook and Twitter, we are media. And while we may be watching more television than ever before, how we watch it is changing in ways we have barely slowed down to register. No longer content in our traditional role as couch potatoes, we approach television shows, movies, even advertising as invitations to participate--as experiences to immerse ourselves in at will. In THE ART OF IMMERSION, longtime Wired contributing editor Frank Rose talks to the people who are reshaping media for a two-way world--people like Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse (Lost), James Cameron (Avatar), Will Wright (The Sims), and dozens of others whose ideas are changing how we play, how we communicate, how we think.
On the ground at Occupy Congress, the Late Show fires Eddie Brill after NYT profile firestorm, and SOPA/PIPA Internet protest round up.
Ready to save money on gorgeous fashion? OK, that was rhetorical - who isn't?? When it comes to budget style, few people are more knowledgeable or well-versed than Dianna Baros, the editorial voice behind the popular blog The Budget Babe. With six years at under her belt, as well as a stint as spokeswoman for TJ Maxx and Marshall's, and a two-year run offering Cybermonday tips to 50+ media outlets, Dianna is an over-qualified resource for designer bargains. The Budget Babe combines celebrity outfit looks-for-less, designer collaboration previews, and daily sale updates for a one-stop budget shopping bible. On today's show, Dianna will tell us about the career & life path that led her to specialize in budget fashion, her thoughts on the designer collaboration trend, and she'll even share a few of her top bargain shopping spots! Plus, new music today from two talented young artists, Grace Woodroofe and Youth Lagoon, alongside Porcelain Raft, CREEP, and a "Ryan Gosling Remix" by the UK band Spector of Florence and The Machine's "No Light No Light." So stick around and get out your budget worksheet - we'll get your wardrobe prepped for spring with cash to spare (perhaps for some new music?)
For Wednesday, January 18th, we revisit a conversation Latola recorded with George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk of Javelin at SXSW 2010.
Rich Benjamin on deification of MLK JR, Eddie Brill responds to his critics, and truth vigilantes fact check Mitt Romney's never-ending lies.
Today I speak with artist Perry Bard about her participatory crowd-sourced film: Man With a Movie Camera, The Global Remake. The piece is exactly what the title suggests -- a re-imagining of Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov's 1929 experimental documentary: Man With a Movie Camera. Vertov conceived of his film as an attempt to use, what was then the relatively new medium of cinema, to communicate real life events without the help of intertitles, a story, or theater of any kind.
To celebrate Martin Luther King day, a special music mix In The Den...
Interviews from Occupy Nigeria solidarity protest at the Nigerian consulate in Manhattan, NYT profile of Letterman's comedy booker reveals deep seeded sexism, should the NYT report facts or lies, and Romney put his dog on the roof of his car, like a sociopath.
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 we talk about hot yoga and Kory and Kristy’s respective health cleanses, as well as talk about Joe Nocera’s proposed plan for paying college athletes and discuss some predictions for the year ahead.
This week on Book Talk guest Sam Griswold joins me in the studio to discuss the secret effect of listening to music in public space, the effects of listening to music while reading and if genres of music can say something about intelligence.
Collier Meyerson, creator of Carefree White Girl, joins us to discuss race in popular culture, and tells us that Zooey Deschanel is probably the ultimate CFWG. Also, sounds from Zuccotti Park from minutes after the barricades came down.
Wanna know a secret? I've got a fabulous jewelry designer on Sew & Tell today! (In fact, just between us, she might be the best-kept secret in Chicago fashion... but you didn't hear it from me.) Sarah Fox of Cursive Designs started out as a sculptor, studying at the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago. While there, she translated her talent for creating unique three-dimensional designs of lines, shapes, and space, to a smaller scale and began working with jewelry. Sarah's creations are original, incorporating references to vintage deco designs and sleek '60's mod, while remaining thoroughly contemporary and fashion-forward. Her pieces have been featured at Anthropologie, and even she did a custom creation for the Of a Kind webshop - a gorgeous hand-died lace necklace. On today's show, Sarah will share the "trade secrets" of her process, where she finds inspiration for her wearable art, and the influence of Keith Richards on one special piece. Plus, a fabulous play list full of new singles, in anticipation of the upcoming year's new releases! We've got tracks from Heartless Bastards, Rival Sons, Lissy Trullie, Lana Del Rey and more. Stay tuned to Sew & Tell for the dirt on all the latest and greatest in design and music. This is one secret you'll want to share!
For Wednesday, a conversation between Latola and Wynn, recorded outside Glasslands in Brooklyn, New York
Round up of Occupy NH primary, Two GOP debates in 10 hellish hours, and No, saying “tranny” in a joke is not always acceptable. Also, this is our first show with our new microphones!
We've all been on Google Earth and used it's satellite view or street view tools to get directions, find our way around a new city or just explore. My guest, artist Jenny Odell, has taken these tools a step further to use them as the subject of her work. Jenny scrolls around Google Satellite View collecting images of uniquely man-made structures -- like swimming pools, parking lots and landfills --- and arranges them on large prints, a way of re-examining the human-built landscape from the very inhuman perspective of a satellite's remote camera.
In The Den for Monday, an interview with Brooklyn's own Conveyor (recorded after a recent show)
We report from the protest at Lord Bloomberg's manor, Rick Santorum doubles down on “bleech” people, and Gingrich thinks all black people are on food stamps.
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 we discuss the role of kickers and kicking in football, the ethical conundrum faced by the Indianapolis Colts and take a nutrition quiz.
Here, then, is a dictionary of the dead, an encyclopedia of the embalmed. Ludicrous in scope, whimsical in its arrangement, this wildly entertaining tome presents pithy and provocative biographies of the no-longer-living from the famous to the undeservedly and – until now – permanently obscure. Spades in hand, Lloyd and Mitchinson have dug up everything embarrassing, fascinating, and downright weird about their subjects’ lives and added their own uniquely irreverent observations. Jessie Sholl bravely throws herself (and her family) into her haunting and amusing memoir. The best thing about this book is that it's 100% readable, a page-turner really, and it's also extremely informative about hoarding and having someone with a mental disorder entwined in your life.
On the ground coverage of the anti-NDAA mic check in Grand Central and other J3 actions – including Andrew Stepanian's account of spending time in prison on terrorism charges, Romney and Santorum tie in Iowa, and the NYPD evicts Global Revolution livestreamers.
It's the first week of 2012, and what better time to focus on nutrition? And not just dietary - nutrition in every area of our lives. On today's Sew & Tell, we'll hear from someone who's helping to keep the fashion industry healthy through an exciting new website. Benita Singh, along with Summer Rayne Oakes and Elizabeth Cloyd, recently launched Source4Style, an online marketplace for sustainable textiles that serves both suppliers and designers. Source4Style is also an incredible educational resource, and on today's show, Benita shares some about the company, the fabrics they currently offer, the future of sustainable textiles, and some exciting new design initiatives that exhibit the changing face of global fashion. Plus, I have a very "cool" playlist today, dedicated to winter. You'll hear tracks from The Loom, Wintersleep, The Subjects, Say Hi, The Bees, and even a song featuring guest vocals by Feist. An action-packed show gets your year off to a great start, here on BTR!
A few rounds of New Year's Eve Missed Connections from Craigslist are In The Den for Wednesday. Plus, an explanation to a retarded quote Latola made about New Year's resolutions.
Occupy New Years Eve faces police aggression, indefinite detention for American citizens is now the law of the land, and looking forward to a busy January.
My Guest this week is Ethan Gould. In his work Ethan's employs hypothetical science, the erudite tone of academia and imagery from popular culture. His work takes many forms including performative lectures --- he recently gave on on the aesthetics of cyborgs --- illustrations, as well as prints that explore the imagery of conspiracy throes, the body and the occult.
The last 'Best Of 2011' edition of In The Den features a conversation with Rob and Martin of Brooklyn's own Wild Yaks, plus a post-show chat following PJ Harvey's sold-out show at Terminal 5.
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 Resolution Week we look back at Kory’s career as a bicycle courier and talk about our New Year’s resolutions and the debate surrounding Drew Brees’ passing record.