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The Daily Beat's Year in Review featuring your new host Lisa Autz.
In this encore edition of in The Den from June 16, June 18th and September 24th, 2014, I talk about Aphex Twin, and then play a bunch of songs I recorded at the Northside Festival (including Sharon Van Etten, Shilpa Ray, Frankie Cosmos, Ratking and Malang Jobarteh)
We celebrate the end of the year by revisiting part 2 of our Four Year Anniversary show, with special guests Natasha Lennard, Kade Crockford, and Ali Gharib. Also: listener mail!
The Daily Beat is a daily news podcast inspired by the power of social media to spark social change. Tune in Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. as BTR's social media director, DJ Jen, culls the "Twitterverse" and "blogosphere" to bring you the top stories regarding social justice and human rights issues.
We ease you out of 2014 by re-airing part 1 of our four year anniversary show, with the amazing guests Melissa Gira Grant, Mychal Denzel Smith, and Chepe.
The independent photographer Robert Leutheuser began traveling in the Middle East in the 1990s. He found himself drawn to the region's stark desert landscapesas well as the welcoming Kurdish communities he met in Northern Iraq. These trips led Robert to what has become his main photographic for the last seven years: The Yezidis.
Part 1 of the Daily Beat's Year in Review featuring your new host Lisa Autz
In this encore edition of In The Den from April 23rd and April 28th of 2014, everything you ever wanted to know about the up-and-coming producer Jesse Futerman, complete with interview
We revisit an interview with Jesse Myerson from his trip to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, and read a lot of listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Holiday Week we look back at the year that was with a best-of show from some of our favorite moments on the show over there—mostly Kristy being unpredictable.
2014: A Year in Review
This week, The Hash takes a look at New Year's resolutions and reflections, and shares some of 2014's bloopers.
This week we review the new crime-thriller 'Nightcrawler' and feature interviews with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jennifer Fox
COUNTDOWN: The Daily Beat reviews the year with some of our favorite episodes!
We revisit an amazing interview with Kiera Feldman about sexual assault and rape at God's Harvard, and get to a bunch of listener mail.
With a new year just around the corner, I’m taking this opportunity to look back at 2014 on Sew & Tell. This week’s show is my annual year-end highlight show, featuring just a few of the incredible guests who have contributed to this year’s engaging fashion coverage. You’ll hear clips from my conversations with: Lisa Padovani, costume designer for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire; Gabriel and Sarah Chrisman, a young husband and wife in Seattle who have adopted a “Victorian lifestyle,” complete with historically accurate clothing (including corsets!); Kara Eschbach, co-founder of Verily, a women’s lifestyle publication with a firm no-Photoshop policy; and documentarians Ismail Ferdous and Nathan Fitch, co-founders of Cost of Fashion, who covered the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse. It’s a great, but by no means exhaustive, cross-section of guests from 2014, and I hope you’ll also take some time to check out the links to other highlight shows from the past year that I’ve provided on today’s playlist page. I’m also featuring music highlights from the past year - you’ll hear my favorite tracks from my favorite 2014 albums on today’s show. So join me as I look back at a year full of fashion, here on BreakThru Radio…
COUNTDOWN: The Daily Beat reviews the year with some of our favorite episodes!
We revisit one of our favorite interviews of all time, with Fanny Faye, the Insecure Chef. Also: a re-reading of two scenes from Hack My Heart.
We interview Jordan Krietz about Stearclear, an app that can shuttle intoxicated people and their cars home, and talk with fantasy football expert Liz Loza
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!! On The Avenue 2014 recap with Nutso & Lyric Jones !!!
COUNTDOWN: The Daily Beat reviews the year with some of our favorite episodes!
In this encore edition of In The Den from March 12th 2014, I chat with fellow BTR personalities DJ Wynn, James and Chuck on location at a film screening somewhere in Bushwick
We play two of our favorite segments of all time, one is a piece about John's temp job at Cartier around Christmas time, and the other is a story about our friend proposing to his wife for a second time.
COUNTDOWN: The Daily Beat reviews the year with some of our favorite episodes!
We re-air a recent interview with Todd Miller about his new book Border Patrol Nation. Also: listener mail!
Dornith Doherty has been traveling around the world photographing seed vaults. There are about 1400 or so seed vaults in the world, and their mission is serve as a kind of back-up system for the planet's plant species. Should disease, climate change, or nuclear war wipe out our bio-diversity these seed vaults can function like Noah's arcs, and would give us a chance to bring lost species back from the dead. In addition to photographing the vaults, Dornith has been making X-ray images of the seeds themselves, exposing the elaborate internal structures otherwise invisible to the human eye.
COUNTDOWN: The Daily Beat reviews the year with some of our favorite episodes!
In this encore edition of In The Den from February 10th, 2014, live music from both Zula and Celestial Shore. Plus conversations recorded with Zula and friends outside
We revisit an amazing interview with Mariame Kaba on the militarization of police, the politics of Elf on a Shelf, and listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. 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 welcome in the Holidays and look back at the year that was in sports from the biggest victories to the greatest disappointments and discuss the prevailing themes a very busy 2014 in the sporting realm.
Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, and A Christmas Carol
This week, The Hash covers a new study, 'The Newsroom', and traveling with a significant other.
This week we review 'The Imitation Game' and include interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, and Matthew Goode
COUNTDOWN: The Daily Beat reviews the year with some of our favorite episodes!
The US begins normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba, US officials claim North Korea was behind the Sony hack, New York state bans fracking, the NYC police union has harsh words for Mayor Bill de Blasio, and a Missouri lawmaker proposed a bill that would require a woman to get a man's signature prior to getting an abortion.
It’s the holiday season, and the holiday season means giving (and receiving) gifts! So for this week’s Sew & Tell I’ve tapped five of BTR’s culture DJs for gift ideas. You’ll find lists of their stellar suggestions on today’s playlist page, covering everyone from your globetrotting BFF to your bookworm uncle. Plus, I asked each DJ to weigh in on their personal favorite fashion find of 2014, and they shared their discoveries. You’ll hear from DJ Jen about her experience going shampoo-free, DJ Dane about his Ebay vintage watch obsession, DJ Jess about her favorite new travel-friendly label, DJ Meredith about Nike’s great new designs, and DJ Kory about an innovative young sportswear label in L.A. Plus, I’ve got a playlist of holiday-friendly indie tracks, including music from Tweedy, Pink Mountaintops, Sufjan Stevens, and more. So check your shopping list and get ready to add a few last-minute purchases - your gifts are sure to be a hit this holiday season, thanks to BTR’s savvy DJs!
COUNTDOWN: The Daily Beat reviews the year with some of our favorite episodes!
A producer of a new Frontline documentary joins us to discuss the juvenile criminal system, Pakistan responds to a horrific school shooting carried about by the Pakistani Taliban, and an NYPD officer approvingly tweets out Jack Nicholson's speech from A Few Good Men.
This week we interview Ben London about bringing mom-and-pop candies online, and speak with biomechanics specialist Camilla Pandolfi about jellyfish barges
On The Avenue 2014 Recap with Hasan Salaam & Lord Nez. These guys are very smart guys in the game. Listen up! Thank you to all the listeners!
COUNTDOWN: The Daily Beat reviews the year with some of our favorite episodes!
In this encore edition of In The Den from January 22nd, 2014, revisit one of the last nights at the Brooklyn DIY venue 285 Kent (RIP).
Two new polls show broad support for torture among Americans, a protester is accused of violence on the Brooklyn Bridge, and historically all-women colleges review their gender policies regarding trans students.
COUNTDOWN: The Daily Beat reviews the year with some of our favorite episodes!
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss how the recently passed spending bill weakens Wall Street regulations, Dick Cheney takes to Meet The Press to defend Bush-era torture methods, and tens of thousands turn out in several US cities to protest the killing of unarmed black people by cops.
For years Michael Light has been photographing the American West from above. He flies his own plane or sometimes rents a helicopter and goes searching for photographs that capture the vastness of the western landscape and the way humans have built their own environments within it.
COUNTDOWN: The Daily Beat reviews the year with some of our favorite episodes!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from reigning Tune Up artist Noelle Tannen and Dirty Beaches
CIA director John Brennan defended the agency and dodged questions about torture at a press conference, bringing black girls into the discussion about school discipline, and listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Scarcity Week we debate Ohio State’s presence in the College Football Playoff, run through the Quick-hits as ever and discuss some scarcities in the sporting world.
Micah Nathan is the author of the collection Jack the Bastard and Other Stories, along with the internationally bestselling novel Gods of Aberdeen (Simon & Schuster) and the novel Losing Graceland (Crown). He was the 2010 recipient of Boston University’s Saul Bellow Prize for Fiction, has received an Associated Press Award, and was a finalist for the Tobias Wolff Award and the Innovative Fiction Award.
This week, The Hash covers Uber's latest problems, startup sexism, and a new dating app.
This week we review the hard-to-watch 'Foxcatcher,' and talk about why funnyman Steve Carell actually makes a terrifying character convincing
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A Guantanamo Bay attorney speaks out about the new details of his client's torture, continuing fallout from the Senate torture report, and an oversight of ours on the Rolling Stone UVA story.
Originally aired - December 13, 2013 It's Network Week on BTR, so I'm taking some fashion cues from a hot new addition to the style network in my hometown of Minneapolis, MN. Askov Finlayson is a craft and quality-focused boutique for men, opened in 2011 by brothers Eric and Andrew Dayton. The storefront stocks independent labels from MN, the USA, and abroad, and is part of a Minneapolis neighborhood trifecta of cool, sitting alongside the Dayton brothers' other two businesses, farm-to-table restaurant The Bachelor Farmer and the elegantly laid-back Marvel Bar. On today's show, we'll hear from co-founder Eric Dayton about why he chose to invest in the Twin Cities culture scene, a few of the local and long-distance labels carried in Askov Finlayson, their newly developed in-house label, and the quirky story behind the boutique's unusual name. Plus, a playlist full of indie Minnesota music genius, including tracks from the Eastern European-influenced Dark Dark Dark, Jagjaguwar labelees Peter Wolf Crier, Paste Magazine favorite We Are The Willows, and more. So take a wintery trip up north with me to my hometown, and embrace some its rustically refined style here on BTR!
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Marcy Wheeler joins us to discuss the Senate Intelligence committee's torture report, and we spend the rest of the hour on the reports findings and implications.
This week we talk with Lauren Singer, a woman who leads a zero-waste lifestyle, along with Princeton professor Eldar Shafir about why scarcity is a mental construct
WAYNE SKI BIRTHDAY EDITION !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Dirty Beaches. Then, a conversation with BTR's own DJ Wayne Ski about current events, the dearth of scratching in new hip hop and the time he ran into the legendary DJ Jam Master Jay
Raven Rakia joins us to discuss the non-indictment in the Eric Garner case, as well as the continuing protests around the country. Also, initial thoughts on the torture report, and listener mail.
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Continuing fall-out in the Rolling Stone UVA case, the Pentagon transfers six Guantanamo prisoners to Uruguay, and protests continue over Eric Garner's death by the NYPD.
This week on the show my guests are graphic designers Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz. Their book is called 500 45s: A Graphic History of the 7" Record. The book is an anthology of over 500 examples of album sleeve design spanning the years 1950-2000. The book covers 7" designs from a wide range of artists including: Elvis, The Zombies, Nirvana, U-Men, The Beach Boys, Barbara Streisand, T-Rex and many more. Spencer and Judith are award winning designers who have designed album art for the Ramones, Talking Heads Joan Jet the Beach Boys and many others. I spoke with Spencer and Judith over the phone about their book and their prolific design careers.
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George welcomes comedian Gonazalo Cordova into the studio to discuss their shared experience of being film majors, Gonzalo's work as a playwright, and the time he was cyber bullied by conservatives.
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Cassie Lopez, Dirty Beaches and Gravenhurst
Protesters march through streets in numerous cities nationwide following the lack of indictment in the killing of Eric Garner, new details emerge about the killing of Akai Gurley by a rookie NYPD officer, and listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Comedy Week we welcome Kristy back at long last and hear what she’s been up to, run through some quick hits and ask what happened to the sports comedy movie?
When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks, for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks, in every theater of war. Comprising 1,200 different titles of every imaginable type, these paperbacks were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy; in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific; in field hospitals; and on long bombing flights. They wrote to the authors, many of whom responded to every letter. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity. They made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is an inspiring story for history buffs and book lovers alike.
This week, The Hash covers beard enthusiasts, edgy jokes, and rom-sitcoms.
This week we review the new comedy St. Vincent and feature interviews with Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, and Melissa McCarthy
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We spend the hour on the grand jury's refusal to return an indictment against the Staten Island officer in the killing of Eric Garner.
This week on Sew & Tell, I’m joined by Taylor Johnston, a horticulturist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston who, dissatisfied by the lack of stylish, durable workwear available for women, took matters into her own hands and created the perfect solution: Gamine Co. Today on the show, you’ll hear from Taylor about how fashion legend Bill Cunningham played a role in the creation of Gamine Co.; the practical and aesthetic considerations behind each Gamine Co. piece; the label’s production process, which honors historic American manufacturing; some of the exciting new projects ahead for Gamine Co., and more. Plus, I’ve got a beautiful, nature-inspired playlist of tracks for you featuring Beach House, S. Carey, Iron & Wine, and Tweedy, AND a great holiday gift guide full of suggestions for your favorite botany nerd. So roll up your sleeves and dig into some fresh fashion with Sew & Tell on BTR!
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Ashton Carter is the likely to be the next Secretary of Defense, the media goes after Rolling Stone's UVA story, and listener mail and tweets.
It's Comedy Week at BTR!
Today we have producer The Amazing SB!!!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Silk Rhodes and Clark
An anonymous NYPD official acknowledges the counterterrorism unit spied on Ferguson solidarity protesters, a complicated first amendment and online harassment case goes before the Supreme Court, and Obama announces mild police reforms.
This week, it's the last week of Deerhoof's "La Isla Bonita" as Album Of The Month (or is it...?), and we have some classic Robert Wyatt tracks from his days in Soft Machine & Matching Mole. Also, a bunch of other great tracks from the likes of The Love Me Nots and Ty Segall (& His Erotic Beagle?).
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New video evidence in the Tamir Rice shooting by police contradicts the official story, a UN panel excoriates US practices at Guantanamo and in domestic prisons, and comparing the X-Files to Homeland.
Bradley Garrett is a photographer, researcher and accomplished Urban Explorer. About 7 years ago Bradley left his job as an archeologist studying ancient cities, and moved to London to do a phd on urban exploration. He quickly realized that exploring the hidden spaces of the urban present was a much more thrilling line of work than studying the ancient past.
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Natural Velvet. Plus a mixtape for the 1st of December!
Washington stalls on demilitarization of the police, and a bunch of listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Stuffed Week we run through the quick-hits, and go through our own lists of what were fed up with and what we want more of in the sports world.
The United States military currently views cyberspace as the “fifth domain” of warfare (alongside land, air, sea, and space), and the Department of Defense, the National Security Agency, and the CIA all field teams of hackers who can, and do, launch computer virus strikes against enemy targets. In fact, as @WAR shows, U.S. hackers were crucial to our victory in Iraq. Shane Harris delves into the frontlines of America’s new cyber war. As recent revelations have shown, government agencies are joining with tech giants like Google and Facebook to collect vast amounts of information. The military has also formed a new alliance with tech and finance companies to patrol cyberspace, and Harris offers a deeper glimpse into this partnership than we have ever seen before. Finally, Harris explains what the new cybersecurity regime means for all of us, who spend our daily lives bound to the Internet — and are vulnerable to its dangers.
The Hash on BTR!
This week we review the Stephen Hawking's biopic "The Theory of Everything" and feature interviews with the cast, writer, and director
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We celebrate the day after Thanksgiving by re-airing our interview with Chepe in which we discuss alternatives to policing. Also, listener mail.
Who doesn't love a good costume drama? Television audiences are clearly big fans, given the recent popularity of shows like "Downton Abbey," "The Tudors," and "Game of Thrones." HBO's Prohibition-era "Boardwalk Empire" brings the vintage action home to NYC with sharp writing, masterful acting, and exquisite design, set in the middle of 1920's - '30's Atlantic City. For this week's show, I had the honor & pleasure of chatting with one of "Boardwalk Empire"'s head costume designers, Lisa Padovani. Lisa has had a distinguished career in period design for film and TV, and in addition to four years on "Boardwalk," her resume includes projects like "Oz," "Mad Men," and the wildly imaginative 2007 Bob Dylan film biopic "I'm Not There." On today's show, Lisa shares about how she got her start in costume design, some of the challenges and benefits unique to designing for a period TV show, a few of her favorite "Boardwalk" costumes, and more.
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Celebrate Thanksgiving with us by enjoying our previously aired interview with Daliya Karnofsky, as well as a bunch of listener mail.
It's Stuffed Week at BTR!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! UNDERGROUND CLASSICS!!!!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!! EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY!!!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Thelma and The Sleaze and Gravenhurst
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the grand jury's lack of indictment in Ferguson, and thoughts on the protests, Darren Wilson's testimony, and the district attorney's speech.
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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is resigning amid scrutiny on Obama's national security team, Rudy Guiliani's rampant racism on Meet the Press, and listener mail.
Claire Carter is a curator at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona. Her new show is called Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns. It's a deep dive into the post 9/11 security state as seen by 13 contemporary artists.
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George welcomes the wonderfully absurd Ben Kronberg (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Last Comic Standing) to the show to discuss his one liner style, his musicianship, and diner food. Then things really heat up during a round of “Topical Topics” when Ben fills George in on his dick pic history.
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Ratking and reigning Tune Up Artist the Due Diligence
We spend the hour getting inside the largest physical security convention in the northeast.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Makeshift Week we run through the quick-hits, discuss the most makeshift sports out there and discuss a—in our opinion—sad story out of Canada.
From the Olympics to the NBA Finals, from the World Series to the Tour de France, from high-tech labs in Canberra and Colorado Springs to converted warehouses in Santa Monica, even in neighborhood gyms and on city sidewalks, there is a revolution taking place.
This week, The Hash covers how to handle first dates, a new dating app, and loving yourself.
We review the new HBO documentary 'Banksy Does New York' and interview the Basil Tsiokos, the director of DOC NYC
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The Senate fails to pass a bill meant to reform the NSA, a rapper's album may send him to jail, the media gets very navel-gazey about Ben Smith's reporting on Uber, and Mike Nichols has died at 83.
Have you ever seen a sweater at the store and thought, “You know, if I knit, I could *make* that”? Meet Wool and the Gang, a London-based knitwear label that’s all about helping you realize your knitting potential. Not only does WatG offer beautifully-designed, sustainable knitwear, they also sell a “knit kit” of pattern and supplies for each garment so that, yes, you can DIY it! They’re so jazzed about knitting that they also offer a bunch of great educational resources, and the opportunity to be part of a global community of enthusiastic knitters. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Aurelie Popper, co-founder of this innovative company, about how the idea for Wool and the Gang developed, how their community of customers and knitters is critical to their growth, what makes their brand sustainable, some of the latest trends in knitwear, some great Wool and the Gang holiday gift ideas, and more! Plus, I’ve got a very cozy playlist for you full of folky songs that are the perfect hibernation soundtrack, including music from Bon Iver, Alessi’s Ark, and UK Afro-pop-folk hybrid The Melodic. So find your favorite blanket, brew yourself a cup of tea, and settle in as we hunker down for a stylish winter here on BreakThru Radio!
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A personal essay from journalist Gregory Johnsen about narrowly escaping a kidnapping in Yemen, thousands of Pakistanis flee into Afghanistan, and a bunch of listener mail.
It's Makeshift Week here on BTR! On today's show, we're talking with Taino Native American percussionist William Ruiz about his experiences playing the 12-tongue log drum. Plus, a word with Jolie Kerr about her new book
Planet Asia Ver 1!!!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Lionlimb, Nots and Andy Stott
Bryce Covert on mid-term minimum wage referenda, an Uber executive suggests conducting a smear campaign against a journalist, and ignoring accusations of rape until a man makes them.
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Frontline's Marcela Gaviria joins us to discuss their latest documentary examining the relationship between US tire manufacturer Firestone and notorious warlord Charles Taylor. Also, more federal agencies than ever are using undercover agents, and listener mail.
Photographer Liz Nielsen works in a room above a boxing gym that is just as much a laboratory as it is an artist's studio. The room is filled with colored gels, fiber optic lights, stacks of photo paper and a box with a label that says "disco balls and rainbow machine." These items and more are what Liz uses for her photographic experiments, and the prints that result from her visual investigations into light and color are pinned up all over the studio walls. There are abstract photographs depicting colored geometrical forms floating against pure black backgrounds, circular images of what appear to be deep space, and an assortment of collages and other seemingly photographic works, some clearly successful experiments others still on the drawing board. Liz is interested most of all by color and specifically the physics of color, from the ways that colors can be manipulated in the dark room, to the ancient light from outer space seen only through deep space telescopes.
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from The Cairos, Celestial Shore and Hookworms
Teachers respond to Time Magazine's anti-teacher cover, US officials engage in double speak at the UN convention against torture, and listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Obstacle Week we run through the quick-hits, take a college football quiz, ask how much football is it healthy to watch, and discuss the rise in popularity of obstacle races like Tough Mudder and others.
Obstacle course races and mud runs such as Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Warrior Dash, Rugged Maniac, and Muddy Buddy are all waiting for you to get Down and Dirty. Author Matt B. Davis offers an overview of the most popular races before tackling the most important concerns for any racer: preparation and training. Each obstacle-focused chapter will feature a leading obstacle race athlete who will offer expert advice on how to get prepared for your next race--whether it's your first or you're a recent devotee who wants to try them all. Because each race is different, this book will supply training advice for a variety of obstacles and races.
This week, The Hash covers miscommunication, dating advice, and abusive relationships.
We review Christopher Nolan's space-gasmic sci-fi epic "Interstellar" and feature interviews with the cast
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Sharda Sekaran on the recent marijuana referenda, the UN reviews the US record on torture, and the merits of inviting a member of the KKK on cable.
What if I told you about a tough, durable, stylish sneaker that’s made of… paper? Sounds impossible, right? This week’s guest, Steven Weinreb, is the founder and CEO of Civic Duty, a new line of footwear made from Tyvek. Tyvek is a recyclable plastic-based fiber with the texture of paper that’s remarkably resilient and water-resistant, making it an overlooked but ideal textile for garment design. On today’s show, Steven will talk about what triggered his idea to create shoes from Tyvek, the process of creating a viable prototype, the unique properties that make Tyvek a perfect fit for shoes, the challenges of launching and building Civic Duty, some of the ways Civic Duty is giving back, and more. Plus, a playlist full of great indie releases from this year, including Christopher Denny, Hiss Golden Messenger, Zeus, and Electric Youth. So join us for some true fashion innovation here on BreakThru Radio!
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Who judges the judges, why innocent people take plea deals, and listener mail about musicals.
It's Obstacle Week on BTR! On today's show, we're talking with one of the 400 brave souls who jump out of airplanes to fight fires. Plus, the historic 2014 midterm election results that the mainstream media didn't think you needed to know.
Alchemist edition of On The Avenue !!!
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Today Kiasmos is In The Den to talk about their debut, self-titled album for Erased Tapes Records. Plus new music from Jon Hopkins!
How the FBI ensnares people in terrorism cases with charges of lying, and Piers Morgan and Andrew Sullivan are feeling delightfully entitled.
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A proposed rehab center for ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees in Yemen is making little progress, gendered toys for children, and listener mail.
Matt Jones is an artist working in Brooklyn NY. His paintings and drawings are deeply influenced by the big mysteries of the universe --- from string theory and outer space to ghosts, spirits and the paranormal.
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In this episode George welcomes writer and performer Meredith Hackman to discuss her improv team's controversial name, pumpkin spice overkill and the lovely country of Ecuador. Be sure to catch Meredith perform as part of Gypsy Danger at The PIT in NYC every Wednesday.
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Suburban Living and Mark McGuire
Looking at why white women didn't vote for Wendy Davis, what a new AUMF might mean for US foreign policy, and listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Cyber Week we do our best to entertain without Kristy around, run through some quick hits and discuss what sports might look like and just what will count as sport in the future.
Bad Paper is a riveting exposé, a moving story of an unlikely friendship, and a gritty narrative of how scrappy entrepreneurs profit from our debts. Jake Halpern introduces us to a former banking executive and a former armed robber who become partners and go in quest of "paper" - the uncollected debts that are sold off by banks for pennies on the dollar. 
This week, The Hash covers superheroine films, Gamergate, and prenups.
This week we review the chilling Swedish drama 'Force Majeure'. Look out for avalanches!
BEST INTENTIONS - Well, we've got a fun set for you today, with Norwich's "Best Intentions" perking the place up with their punk pop type stuff. Conor and I were stage-diving off of the mixing desk, onto the lovely couch in the control room. It's OK, we'll get the mixing desk repaired before next week's session, so don't worry about that.
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Ron Krasnow on his cancer diagnosis and dealing with it with comedy, a Guantanamo prisoner is sent back to Kuwait, and more thoughts on the midterm election.
Have you ever wished there was some way to know if the jeans you’re about to order online will actually be a good fit for you? Someone you could consult, like a good friend who has the same pair and can tell you her experience. Enter Fitbay: the new social media site that’s connecting body doubles around the world, to better match you with your perfect fashion fit! Christian Wylonis is the innovator behind this new Copenhagen-born, New York-based platform, and on today’s show, Christian will talk about how Fitbay functions as a social media/fashion service, the feedback and data it gathers in order to find users’ ideal styles, some of the label trends and patterns that the Fitbay team have noticed during the site’s beta phase, and more. Plus, I’ve got a playlist full of songs from some of this year’s best releases, including tracks from Lia Ices, Sharon Van Etten, The Melodic, and Sylvan Esso. So join us this hour on BreakThru Radio to find out how you can become a more savvy & “fit” online shopper!
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Alexandra Tempus joins us to discuss the increasing effects of climate change, and thoughts on the terrible mid-term elections.
It's Cyber Week on BTR! On today's show, Charlie Smith of Great Fire talks about the work of his organization in exposing online censorship by Chinese authorities and complicit corporate media interests. And later, Cora Currier of The Intercept explains how governments are bypassing encryption techniques, largely viewed by technologists as the last line of defense for your online privacy.
Curren$y Edition!!! Good music!!
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Kiasmos. Jon Hopkins. Syrinx. Nils Frahm. Milo. Nick Hakim. Alex G. The Bad Plus. Man Man. And more...
Part Two of Radio Dispatch Live 4 year anniversary show. Our guests are Natasha Lennard, Kade Crockford, and Ali Gharib.
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Today we air part 1 of Radio Dispatch Live four year anniversary extravaganza. Our guests are Melissa Gira Grant, Mychal Denzel Smith, and Chepe.
Brooklyn based painter Hiro Kurata paints hallucinatory scenes and portraits that revolve around a single 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.
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Dune Rats, our reigning Tune Up Artist. Then I talk about my cousin Steve.
Maya Schenwar joins us to discuss her new book, Locked Down, Locked Out, about why prisons don't work and better alternatives to incarceration. Also, updates on Success Academy, Gideon's Army at Guantanamo, and listener mail.
This week on TST we're going to Asia!!
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Unexpected Week we welcome back and catch up with Kristy, run through a list of unexpected sports moments and then take a quiz to wrap it up.
Derrick Bowman's sophomore year is a grind. He's been looking forward to the basketball season all summer, but his girlfriend Jasmine leaves him for putting too much focus on basketball. The promise his Marion East basketball team showed at the end of last season isn't materializing. And the sweet jumper D-Bow worked on all summer just isn't falling. When Derrick's father has a heart attack, Derrick is faced with a new reality where basketball can't be his only priority.
This week we review "Tracks," the true story of one woman's journey across the Australian outback, starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver
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More thoughts on street harassment, Chuck Hagel acknowledges the US war in the middle east will never end, and listener mail.
Happy Halloween, fashion fans! In honor of today’s festivities, my guest this week is Toree Arntz, designer of the beautiful, mythical pieces that make up her label Fauxtale. The Los Angeles-based artist is passionate about animals, and utilizes their naturally-shed materials to create breathtaking and dramatic fashion. What started as a few custom Halloween costumes for friends has blossomed into an amazing, expressive full line, and on today’s show, you’ll hear from Toree about the journey that took Fauxtale from party costumes to custom pieces for high-level clients, how the animals at the Wildlife Waystation sanctuary inspire her designs, why she never creates pieces for herself, and more. Plus, a haunting playlist full of frighteningly good indie music, including tracks off the latest from Lia Ices, Sylvan Esso, and Marketa Irglova, along with older tunes from Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, and Jeremy Messersmith. And I have a few fun last-minute Halloween costume inspiration for all you procrastinators out there! Join us for a devilishly stylish hour of radio, here on BTR!
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The pros and cons of a viral street harassment video, the technologist who helped Snowden talk with Poitras and Greenwald shares his story, and reflections on four years of Radio Dispatch.
It's Unexpected Week at BTR!
Today checkin' in with us we have Hasan Salaam
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Lily and Madeleine, Vetter Kids and Run The Jewels
The Post Office has monitored far more letters than previously known, the relationship between discourse on the left and GamerGate, and a ton of listener mail.
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Alexis Goldstein on whether Democrats actually want to address wealth inequality, Governors Cuomo and Christie engage in some ebola security theater, and listener mail.
The History of the Future in 100 Objects. You've probably seen a lot of these "History of .... in 100 Objects" books. they've become somewhat of a trend lately.  However, Adrian's is different. His book is essentially a kind of sci-fi thought experiment.
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On this episode of Spit Take Comedy George gets bodyslammed by the hilarity of Casey James Salengo as they discuss dad kisses, wrestling lingo and karaoke favorites. Casey, a comedian and co-host of the wrestling podcast The Heavenly Bodcast, shows us he’s truly earned the right to use three names -- or maybe even four?
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from SoftSpot and Heidi Sabertooth
A doctor in New York City tests positive for Ebola, thoughts on Ross Douthat, the future of military commissions at Guantanamo, and listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Anti-Social Week we again do our best without the irreplaceable Kristy as we run through the quick-hits and ask what sporting activities are social or anti-social.
If only her father weren’t addicted to meth. If only she wasn’t such a bad girl (according to her mother). If only she didn’t like beef jerky so much. It’s her senior year of high school and Gabi needs to figure things out before she goes off to college. That’s IF she’s accepted to any schools at all.
This week, The Hash covers Luxy, listener bias in conversation, and alone time.
This week we review our favorite movie of the year "Birdman," and feature interviews with Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, and more!
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There's no end in sight to the US drone war in Afghanistan and Pakistan, four former Blackwater mercenaries are found guilty of the Nissour Square massacre, and listener mail.
It’s Anti-Social Week here on BTR, and my guest this week is the perfect style solution for when you’re doing a bit of hibernation. Ashley Jude and co-founder Ellie Williams launched Tog + Porter in 2009, offering their customers a unique opportunity to receive personal style service and fresh fashions by mail. Five years later, Tog + Porter have a strong fan base of women from all stages of life, from new moms to mid-career professionals, to young college grads. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Ashley about how she got the idea to launch Tog + Porter following the 2008 financial crisis, what it takes to be part of their stellar team of stylists, the step-by-step details of how Tog + Porter’s service works, some of the brands and labels you might find in your delivery box of goodies, and how their stylists work with clients to build fashion confidence that will last a lifetime. Plus, I have all the details for you on today’s CMJ BTR Showcase Party over at Cake Shop, with a lineup that features a whole afternoon of live indie music from Dinosaur Feathers, Literature, Popstrangers & more, AND a playlist full of great music for you on today’s show including tracks from The Fresh & Onlys, Iska Dhaaf, and Tweedy. We’re having so much fun this week on BTR, we just might forget to be anti-social!
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Academics and early childhood education, more on the US's waffling on the convention against torture, and the listener mail just keeps coming.
It's Anti-Social Week on BTR! On today's show, we’re talking with the minds behind two of the most provocative viral videos on the subject of how the Digital Age is doing more to keep us apart rather than bring us together.
Welcome Miss.She.Ill to the Ave!!!!!!!! 00:00 Intro 00:10 Mic Intro 00:36 Takin It Back - Miss.She.Ill 04:22 Christ Conscious - Joey Bada$$ 08:14 Courtesy - PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce Da 5'9) 12:06 America, The Beautiful - Homeboy Sandman 15:22 Don't Play - Miss.She.Ill 20:31 Miss.She.Ill Interview 35:00 In The Sun - Miss.She.Ill Ft. DJ Wayne Ski 40:12 Giraffe P_ssy - Rass Kass & Apollo Brown FT. Royce Da 5'9, Xzibit & Bishop Lamont 44:20 Golden State Of Min - Fashawn Ft. Dom Kennedy 49:48 Hell Of A Night - Schoolboy Q 55:17 The Light In The Addict - Party Supplies FT. Action Bronson & Black Atlass 58:08 Mic Break 58:50 Finish Twitter https://twitter.com/MissSheiLL Instagram http://instagram.com/misssheill BandCamp http://misssheill.bandcamp.com http://www.misssheill.com
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Slothtrust. Then a fine mix of female fronted music featuring Marissa Nadler, Mr Twin Sister Julie Byrne and more...
A Washington Post columnist writes the most irresponsible column in recent memory, a new report shows that marijuana arrests are up, and listener mail on Uber.
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The dangers of the rhetoric of terrorism, more thoughts on employees freezing their eggs, and listener mail on GamerGate.
Chinese artist and free speech activist Ai Weiwei is famous for butting heads with Chinese authorities. In 2008 he accused the government of a cover-up after hundreds of children died in poorly built schools during the Sichuan earthquake. Online he's an energetic champion of free speech via blogs and social media.
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Bueno and Budos Band
The multiple ways special operations forces are stretched thin after 13 years of war, some additional thoughts on GamerGate, and listener mail.
Tune in to hear how to make friends while traveling and get some local eyes on Barcelona, Spain.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Future Week we do our best to entertain without Kristy in the studio whilst discussing the quick-hits and yea or naying some predictions for the future of the sports landscape and listen to Allo Darlin’ to celebrate their new album “We Come From the Same Place.”
In 1938, nineteen-year-old ranch hand Bud Frazer sets out for Hollywood with his sights set on becoming a stunt rider in the movies–and hoping to rub shoulders with the great screen cowboys of his youth. On the long bus ride south, Bud meets Lily Shaw, a bold, outspoken young woman with her heart set on becoming a screenwriter. The two form an unlikely friendship that will carry them through their tumultuous days in Hollywood–and as it happens, for the rest of their lives.
We review David Fincher's box-office hit "Gone Girl" and feature interviews with Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and more!
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The Pentagon covered up numerous instances of US soldiers being exposed to old chemical weapons in Iraq, Apple and Facebook will freeze your eggs, and listener mail.
Wearable tech is the future of fashion, and the past two years have seen a boom of crossover developments in the industry. But one major criticism of most offerings has been the lack of aesthetic appeal in favor of technical functionality. Enter today’s guest with a truly elegant solution: Deepa Sood, founder of Cuff, a new line of “smart jewelry.” The multi-functional Cuff acts as security, notification, and “a touch of magic,” all wrapped discreetly in a selection of stylish, versatile bracelet or necklace designs. On today’s show, Deepa will share the story of her journey from a law office to product design at Restoration Hardware, and then to the helm of Cuff; the unique features that Cuff pieces offer consumers; future prospects for Cuff’s innovative technology, and more. Plus, I’ve got a great playlist of country/folk tracks for you today, including the latest from Toronto’s Elliott Brood and Vancouver singer-songwriter T. Nile. So join us for a glimpse into the future of fashion, today on BTR!
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Discussing the Yes Mean Yes law in California, Jill Abramson regrets her stance on not pushing to publish James Risen's Iran reporting, and listener mail.
It's Future Week on BTR! On today's show, BTR staff writer and co-host of the Scotch & Cinema podcast, Jess Goulart, joins us to discuss how video game movies may someday become the new comic book movies, as far as Hollywood blockbusters go. And later, freelance journalist and spoken word artist Jennifer Leigh Oprihory joins us to discuss a slew of foreign policy issues, her recent story for the Medill National Security Journalism Initiative on the US military’s role in international disaster relief, and read us some poems!
Jamla is The Squad Edition!!!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Girlpool and Ex Hex
Thoughts on privacy and privilege, the effects of telling young black Americans they are “at risk,” and Rosie's weekend getaway.
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Todd Miller joins us to discuss how the US is militarizing the southern border of Mexico, Malala Yousafzai wins the #NobelPeacePrize for her struggle against the suppression of children, and all sorts of listener mail.
This week on the show, Alex Handy talks about 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.
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SPIT TAKE COMEDY is BTR's newest video series and podcast, hosted by George Flanagan. In this inaugural episode, George sits down with the hilarious Tyler Fischer, whose ridiculous prank videos have been featured on Gawker and Huffington Post. In their candid chat, Fischer shares his Tinder philosophy and addiction, discusses his ideal Sunday afternoon, and also talks with George about the perfect song to enter a stadium to.
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Prettiots. Then, a special Native American's Day mix featuring brand new Miro Belle and Lee (asano+ryuhei)!
Sarah Silverman and the National Women's Law Center biff it in an effort to raise awareness about the gender pay gap, and checking in on the Ben Affleck, Bill Maher, Sam Harris debacle.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Fine Lines Week we check in on the baseball playoffs, run through some quick hit headlines, debate some grey areas, and take a couple quizzes.
A small town girl leaves her troubled family and starts stripping—which introduces her to a community that keeps her sober and saves her life—but a roller-coaster lifestyle ensues. She gets drugged, does enema shows, and unionizes the club. When she tries to quit and go to graduate school, her mother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Broke and broken, she returns to sex work, which leads to her arrest and a new resilience. Spent is a memoir about a woman’s journey through the sex industry, but it’s also a story of family, community, and the constant struggle against loneliness.
This week, The Hash covers the Red Pill Philosophy, FX's 'You're the Worst,' and YouTuber Sam Pepper.
This week we review director Kevin Smith's new horror film, "Tusk." Beware folks, this one's not for everyone...
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How ISIS gets its hostages, and the schools that are keeping their fun military weapons.
This week on Sew & Tell, I’m honored to bring you an interview with the first fashion illustrator we’ve ever featured on the show. Richard Haines is one of the industry’s foremost menswear illustrators, whose popular blog What I Saw Today is a catalogue of his elegant street style sketches and fashion studies. Richard’s career in illustration is a recent transition, one he comes to from thirty years spent designing for some of menswear’s top labels, including Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis, and Bill Blass. It’s no wonder that his sketches and drawings convey a strong sense of drape and a firm grasp of garment construction, giving a structural anchor to his passionately expressive renderings of ephemeral moments. On today’s show, Richard talks about the path that took him from illustration into design and back again, how the digital era has impacted the fashion illustration industry, some of the moments that inspire and inform his sketch work, a few recent job highlights, and more. Plus, a great playlist chock full of new music including the latest from Wampire, Allo Darlin’, Greylag and Radiohead drummer Philip Selway. So join us for some fine, fashionable lines here on BTR!
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Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss Eric Holder's failure to jail bankers and how banks are colluding with the NSA to share your financial data, and Molly's round up on her latest conference on juvenile justice.
It's Fine Lines Week on BTR! Get specific with Third Eye Weekly, as explore the colorful history of the Fineline Tattoo parlour in NYC. And later, Eric Gorsky of The Denver Post helps us understand the larger context behind a recent underreported story out of the Jefferson County, Colo. school district.
Today we have the Kev Brown producer edition. Listen!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Flying Lotus and Kiasmos
John Oliver's great segment on drones, a federal judge rules against the government and keeps a Guantanamo force-feeding hearing open, and the spectacular failures of the Secret Service.
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Andrea Grimes joins us to discuss a court ruling that will close all but eight abortion clinics in Texas, and charter schools protest a new school evaluation system in New York City.
In 1952 USAF Intelligence Chief Major General John Samford held a press conference to address a flood of UFO sightings above Washington DC. The press conference signaled a new kind of seriousness in the government's approach to unidentified flying objects. Behind the scenes, the heads of US Intelligence had decided that they had a role to play in shaping the public imagination when it came to flying saucers. According to my guest, writer Mark Pilkington, this role took shape, most shockingly, in the form of Mirage Men.
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Sunbeam Sound Machine and Caribou
Molly's back at School, Syrian rebels are apparently not happy about US strikes, and a bunch of listener mail and tweets.
This week on TST we cover idea sharing, car sharing, and home sharing, plus get local eyes on Rome!
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Debt Week we try and predict the future farewells of iconic players following Jeter’s departure, and try and put a price on the happiness that sports brings into our lives.
With stories by Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, and Jack London, The Best American Mystery Stories of the Nineteenth Century is an essential anthology of American letters. It’s a unique blend of beloved writers who contributed to the genre and forgotten names that pioneered the form, such as Anna Katharine Green, the godmother of mystery fiction, and the African-American writer Charles W. Chesnutt. Of course, Penzler includes “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” recognized as the first detective story, and with thirty-three stories spanning the years 1824–1899, nowhere else can readers find such a surprising, comprehensive take on the evolution of the American mystery story.
This week, The Hash covers Martine Rothblatt, female sportscasters, and Cuddlr.
We review the debut of VICE films' Somalian pirate drama "Fishing Without Nets" and interview the film's director Cutter Hodierne
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Danny Gold joins us to discuss his recent trip to Liberia to cover the Ebola outbreak, checking in on Ferguson, and well-intentioned courts for sex workers are falling short.
It’s Debt Week here on BTR, and while debt is often something to avoid, every now and then it can be a good thing: we can, for example, owe a debt of gratitude to someone who helped us out along the way. This week’s Sew & Tell guests will stand to collect a lot of gratitude in future years - Rosa Thurnher and Regina Weir are founders of Factory Girls, a new fashion incubator in downtown Atlanta that’s working to support the local industry and burgeoning new talent. From studio space to production connections, mentoring relationships to educational resources, Factory Girls offers Atlanta’s design community a wealth of resources that give independent designers the boost they need to get their labels off the ground and into stores. On today’s show, you’ll hear from Regina and Rosa about the evident needs that sparked their concept for Factory Girls, the specific ways in which they support and bolster Atlanta’s independent design community, how they’re able to serve as mentors to Factory Girls’ Designers in Residence, some of the highlights of Atlanta’s contemporary fashion scene, and more. Plus, a playlist with exciting new releases from Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Toronto’s The Rural Alberta Advantage, D.C. punk band Ex Hex, and pop/psych/funk duo Foxygen. So join us today as we learn what it takes to turn a city’s fashion industry into a central creative community, right here on BTR.
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The US and Afghanistan sign an agreement that will keep 10,000 troops in that country after 2014, an NYC literary figure is accused by multiple women of rape, and listener mail about dating.
It's Debt Week at BTR! On today's show, what is life like where the government picks up the bill for students? Is getting a (mostly) free ride all that it’s cracked up to be? Geert Faber is a graduate student from Holland who gives us a bit more perspective on whether the grass is truly greener on the other side.
Producer edition featuring Nottz!!!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Sea Oleena and Julie Byrne
Dispatches from a juvenile justice conference, and de Blasio's revised school discipline plan.
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We air part 2 of Radio Dispatch Live with Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux, where we discuss the history of the anti-war movement, Ryan's time in Ferguson, and Jeremy's adventures at the Oscar's. Also, the discipline regime at charter schools is terrifying.
Los Angeles-based artist Aspen Mays uses science as a lens to explore the vexing and unanswerable questions of life: Questions about the the limits of knowledge, the nature of existence and feelings of cosmic loneliness. Many of Aspen's projects are realized with the help of scientists and other experts. She worked with the Adler planetarium in Chicago to send a lawnchair and a digital camera up to the edge of Earth's atmosphere. For another project called Sun Ruins she hung out with astrophysicists at an observatory in Chilie and made work using discarded prints and negatives she found in their abandoned darkroom.
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Lisa Delarios has been wowing New York City crowds with her quirky comedic sensibility for years and has produced a number of successful shows as well. In this episode of Spit Take Comedy, George and Lisa discuss her new line of "specific sympathy" cards, thrift store finds, and celebrity crushes!
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from vhvl, Twerps and Milo
Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux join us for the latest Radio Dispatch Live, maybe our best one yet. In part 1, we discuss government watchlists, the roots of the war in Syria and Iraq, and why Yemen and Somalia aren't foreign policy success stories.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Cooking Week we talk to Kristy about her time as a sous chef on Dinner: Impossible, run through a few quick-hits and look back on the legacy of Derek Jeter.
Adolescence now lasts longer than ever before. And as world-renowned expert on adolescent psychology Dr. Laurence Steinberg argues, this makes these years the key period in determining individuals’ life outcomes, demanding that we change the way we parent, educate, and understand young people.
This week, The Hash covers the NFL and Ray Rice, Kirsten Gillibrand's new book, and emotional infidelity.
We review the British-comedy "Hector and the Search for Happiness" and include interviews with Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, and Peter Chelsom
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Checking in on the tragic police shooting of John Crawford, ESPN suspends Bill Simmons for longer than the NFL suspended Ray Rice, and the White House says it won't send any ISIS prisoners to Guantanamo Bay.
This week on BTR is dedicated to one of my other passions: cooking! (And, of course, eating…) Food + fashion go hand in hand for many reasons, and no one knows that better than this week’s guest, chef-turned-designer Alex McCrery. After more than 17 years working in the food industry, Alex became dissatisfied with the frumpy uniform options available to professional chefs. His personal frustration led to research, which ultimately led to the creation of a new, uniquely stylish label of cooking garments called Tilit Chef Goods. On today’s show, Alex talks about his Southern-meets-Italian cooking background, what led to the launch of Tilit, the aesthetic he aims to offer through the label, a few of his own fashion and food favorites, and more. Plus, a decadent playlist of tracks including a song off the brand new album from Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer, along with music from Tijuana Panthers, Arc Iris, and New Orleans’ Generationals. So grab your cast iron pan and follow a new recipe for fashion, with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
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Guy Schaffer joins us to discuss the climate march and broader issues related to the changing environment, and Obama addresses the UN General Assembly.
It's Cooking Week at BTR! On today's show, political scientist, author, and professor emeritus with Boston University, Andrew J Bacevich joins us to discuss his recent op-ed for Reuters on President Obama’s announcement on air strikes against the ISIS. And later, researcher for the Remote Control Project, Crofton Black discusses his work datamining documents from the Department of Defense on the corporate interests involved in the US Special Operations Command.
Today we chop it up with recording artist Drift!!!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Aphex Twin (for the entire show)
Nick Pinto joins us to discuss Monday's climate action Flood Wall Street, the US begins bombing ISIS targets and others in Syria, and a trans listener writes to us about their experience with bigotry.
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One day after the gigantic People's Climate March, organizers plan direct action protests on Wall Street. Also, Molly is back in the studio, and listener mail.
Sage Field, Lone Pine Ridge,Idaho For six years, photographer Adrain Chesser travelled around the American West, living off the land. His adventure began when he met members of so-called "back to the land" communities: groups of modern day hunter gatherers who have gone off the grid in search of a more meaningful relationship with nature. They travel  seasonal routes through western states like Nevada, Idaho, and Oregon and for food they harvest roots, forage for berries, and collectively rear goats for their milk and meat. Adrain, attracted to the possibility of a freer way of living,  followed his friends into the wilderness to share their way of life and photograph his experience. In his new photo book, The Return, Adrain captures both the beauty of  living close to the land as well as the tension and loneliness that arise from rejecting the comforts of the modern world. Along with the images, the book features texts written and collected by Timothy White Eagle, a Native American ritualist who joined Adrain on his adventure. On the show I speak with Adrain Chesser about living off the land, the spiritual power of photography, and his pentacostal upbringing in Florida JP Hartsong, Stoneberger Creek,Nevada Burger King, Mesquite,Nevada Morning, Marble Mountain Wilderness,California Dispatched, Lost River, Idaho Cherries, Marble Mountain Wilderness,California Fannie Bird, Marble Mountain Wilderness,California Playlist 00:00 The Return 01:58 Back to the Land 03:08 Wild and Nomadic Life 04:49 Heartsong Portrait 06:30 The Hoop 07:51 Goats 10:18 Loneliness 12:16 Burger King, Mesquite, Nevada 15:31 Paying Witness 17:05 I Have Something to Tell You 20:31 Pentecostal Preacher 22:51 Photography as a Spiritual Technology 25:33 Finish
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Hookworms, Whirr and Axis Of
Jason Leopold joins us to discuss a recently released CIA memo authorizing the killing of US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, and Molly calls in with more thoughts on the NFL.
Tune in for the best Road Trip tips and some local eyes on East Coast fall leave viewing routes!
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Emotion Week we keep tabs on turmoil in the NFL, discuss the Oscar Pistorius verdict, and break down how being a sports fan and playing sports affects people emotionally.
This week on Book Talk we address a very sobering topic that seems to be everywhere in the news right now: Domestic Violence. October is officially noted as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” and BreakThru Radio gets all readers prepared by suggesting three top American Fiction novels that address such a troubling issue in our country.
This week, The Hash covers nude photo leaks, controversial ad campaigns, and emoticons at work.
We review Brian Knappenberger's "Internet's Own Boy," a documentary on the life of Reddit founder and political activist Aaron Swartz
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Bryce Covert of ThinkProgress joins us to discuss the continuing gender wage gap and organizing among low-wage workers, the House of Representatives votes to approve funding for Syrian rebels, and a literal ton of listener mail.
Today on Sew & Tell, I am delighted to bring you a great interview with Emily Spivack, author of the newly published Worn Stories and curator of the project Sentimental Value. Both focus on the deeply personal relationship that people have with clothing - the emotional connections, stories, and significance that form our attachments to what we wear. When I spoke with Emily two years ago, the two projects were documented primarily as blogs; now, Emily has created a beautiful selection of 67 narratives recorded in the Worn Stories book, and her Sentimental Value collection is on display in art exhibits throughout the country. I had a chance to catch up with her this week and in today’s follow-up interview, you’ll hear from Emily about the growth of development of these two projects, some of the things she’s learned and observed through her work about emotional connections to clothing, her own “happiest garment,” and more. Plus, I’ve got a great, emotive playlist for you including brand new music from Electric Youth, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Slow Club, and Sloan, along with tracks off the latest from Little Lapin, Sean Rowe, and Christopher Denny. So join us for a moving hour of fashion, music, and emotion, right here on BreakThru Radio!
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Peter Hart joins us to discuss the media's coverage of ISIS and Obama's expansion of the war, Molly phones in to discuss Adrian Peterson, and listener tweets.
It's Emotion Week at BTR! On today’s show, Jordan Reisman of the Discovery Corner podcast talks about the state of the “emo revival.” And later, Dr. Gerald Woerlee is on the phone to discuss his extensive research into out-of-body experiences and astral projections.
Bumpy Knuckles Edition !!!! Classics, New Music and of course exclusive joints!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Bugseed, Nick Hakim and Mr. Twin Sister
GoFundMe disallows a woman trying to raise money for an abortion, and a Missouri lawmaker is suing because the ACA allows his daughters access to birth control.
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Actor and playwright Susan-Jane Harrison joins us to discuss her new solo show and a brief history of women in theater, and a bunch of listener mail.
Photographer Laura Plageman is know for a body of work called the Response Series. The project is a collection of unusual landscape images that Laura makes by physically folding, tearing and crumpling her prints and then re-photographing the results with a large format camera. In the final photograph the creases, tears and folds warp the image to create completely new landscapes. Rachel has expanded her project to include seascapes, and an exhibition of these images opens this week at De Soto Gallery in Venice California.
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In this episode of Spit Take Comedy, we discover that Joe Cocozzello isn't just a comedian, but rather a wild stallion of frenetic hilarity. Listen as George bravely attempts to lasso him and harness his unique perspective as they discuss scents, traveling by train, and medical marijuana for dogs (and also humans -- don’t forget humans).
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play songs from Lodro, My Brightest Diamond, Mr. Scruff and Max Graef
Raven Rakia joins us to discuss generational divides in Ferguson, and a bunch of listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Share Week we weigh in on the Ray Rice and Bruce Levenson stories, and discuss what athletes should and shouldn’t share over social media and when they do if it brings us closer to them or drives us further away.
Young art curator Ernst Vogler travels to Italy on what is supposed to be a brief assignment: escorting the famous Discus Thrower statue to Munich, where it has been purchased, controversially, by the German government. But from the first morning, when Vogler arrives at the museum too late to write his initial report, to a change in plans that requires transporting the ancient statue by road instead of by train, everything goes wrong.
This week, The Hash hosts a special back-to-school edition of the show for college students.
This week we review the summer-hit "Guardians of the Galaxy" and feature interviews with Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, and Zoe Saldana!
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Greg Basta joins us to discuss the key takeaways from the Zephyr Teachout campaign against Gov Andrew Cuomo, Obama addresses the country and announces he'll expand the war against ISIS to Syria, and listener mail.
A very special New York Fashion Week show today, featuring one of the event’s youngest-ever designer to debut her collection: Isabella Rose Taylor, a 13-yr-old professional whose eye for style and keen ambition is making waves and attracting fans. Already a high school graduate, Isabella launched her eponymous line just a couple years ago and has achieved an impressive level of commercial success in that short time - Nordstrom’s is carrying her fall collection this year! Tune in today to hear Isabella talk about the passion for art and design that got her started, how she incorporates her own artwork into the line, and offer some advice to fellow young innovators and entrepreneurs. And later in the show, I’m joined by DJ Dane to talk about favorite looks from the runway and from NYFW Men’s Day, plus a playlist full of the latest releases, including brand new My Brightest Diamond, Zeus, Lia Ices, and more! Lots of stylish ground to cover this hour, so join us for a NYFW recap here with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
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Jessica Luther on gendered violence in sports, Zephyr Teachout's amazing and unlikely showing in the New York Democratic primary, and Obama says he doesn't need Congress' authorization to expand his war on ISIS.
It's Share Week on BTR! On today's show, BreakThru Radio's own Michele Bacigalupo tells us more about apps for monitoring police interactions. And later, Claire Mysko of the National Eating Disorder Association shares with us the best ways to dispell the myths about some of the most misunderstood mental disorders in psychology today.
This week it's comics, cosplay, video games and general geeking out with Girl Gone Geek!
Today's artist feature is Homeboy Sandman!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Acid Baby Jesus, Tom Misch and Flying Lotus
The White House responds to the Ravens firing Ray Rice after video of him hitting his then-fiance is released, majority of US public now believes ISIS sleeper cells threaten Americans, and listener mail.
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How Kabul is changing as the US occupation winds down, Obama says US may fight ISIS for next three years, BDB is shipping homeless people out of buses, and listener mail.
For the last 10 years, photographer Rachel Sussman has been traveling the world to photograph the oldest living things on the planet. All the organisms in Rachel's photographs are more than 2000 years old, and among her subjects are a 9000 year old Swedish Spruce tree, a 2500 year old carnivorous fungus, and 5000 year old Antarctic moss. Other photographs show us organisms whose lifespans are hard for us to contemplate. A colony of Aspen trees -- over 80,000 years old -- was around during the time of the Neanderthals. Then there's the Bacteria living in the Siberian permafrost that pre-dates the human race. It was originally discovered by biologists looking for clues to life on other planet. They suspect the bacteria to be about half a million years old.
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Nice Knees, Helado Negro and (gasp) APHEX TWIN
Reactions to some progressive critiques of Joan Rivers' politics, Politico runs a Greenwald hit piece, and an almost-jihadist on the US values that drove him to fight.
This week we kill the camping craving with where to go, what to bring, hanging tents, and staying safe, plus get local eyes on Yosemite National Park!
This week for Binge Week we look at ahead to the fall of sports that awaits us, pick the city we’d most like to binge on sports for a weekend in and just marvel at whatever Kristy has to say.
Kate Maruyama - Harrowgate... Michael should be overjoyed by the birth of his son, but his wife, Sarah won't let him touch the baby or allow anyone to visit.
 Greta, an intrusive, sinister doula has wormed her way into their lives, driving a wedge between Michael and his family. Every time he leaves the Harrowgate, he returns to find his beloved wife and baby altered. He feels his family slipping away and, as a malevolent force begins to creep in, Michael does what any new father would do—he fights to keep his family together.
This week, The Hash covers catcalling, early college experiences, and Sofia Vergara at the Emmys.
This week we review the Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez "Sin City 2," and include press conference interviews with the cast
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It's the first day of school and we've got education policy to discuss, a high ranking counter-terrorism official walks back the ISIS threat, and heroin rates are increasing in NYC.
There’s binge watching, binge drinking, binge eating, but what about binge shopping? This week on Sew & Tell, I’m joined by former model, fashion editor and author Avis Cardella, who shares her experience with fashion addiction in her 2010 book Spent: Memoirs of a Shopping Addict. On today’s show, Avis talks about the seductive power of fashion magazines and media, how she came to recognize her shopping habits and patterns as addiction, her self-directed road to recovery, how the culture of her new home in Paris has helped her maintain a healthier perspective on fashion, and more. Plus, a playlist chock-full of great new fall releases including sneak previews of the upcoming sophomore LPs from both Czech singer-songwriter Marketa Irglova and Connecticut native, Northern California transplant Lia Ices, as well as more music off “Madman,” next week’s buzzy release from Sean Rowe. All that plus some NYFW chatter and more ahead this hour, so join us as we binge on great radio, with Sew & Tell on BTR!
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A NYT op-ed on why Pre-K is good but not enough, school discipline guidelines in NYC will remain the same, and ISIS beheads another American journalist.
It's Binge Week at BTR! On today's show, Molly Freeman of the Hash podcast on BTR chats about her story on the site this week about the origins of binge watching. And later, Providence-based music writer, columnist, and all-around man about town Rob Duguay joins us to talk about ending the Beatles vs. Stones debate through the glories of binge listening.
Today we talk with Hip Hop recording artist T-Eazy!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Photay, strangehead and the Wavelengths
The recent leak of private nude photographs is the latest attempt to remind women they are always vulnerable, the US conducts a drone strike in Somalia, and judging by the weather summer has just begun.
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A US citizen dies fighting in Syria and reignites the debate on radicalization, and Bratton feuds with the New York City police union.
Phyllis Baldino is a video artist based in Brooklyn. In her videos and photographs Baldino explores scientific phenomenon like multiple dimensions and the end of the world as well as issues of privacy and technology
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Episode 4 of Spit Take Comedy is a straight up George-fest! George invites hilarious comedian George Gordon to talk about their shared distaste for their own name, the strange world of cover bands and who to invite to the perfect brunch.
Today a special 2 hour all music mixtape for Labor Day!
For today's special Labor Day episode, we devote the hour – more or less – to listener mail we've been neglecting for too long.
This week for Trending Week we catch up with Kristy and hear about her time at the US Open media day and debate whether some current sporting fashions are here to stay or mere trends.
Serena is a Bermudian jazz singer whose mental health problems lead her to abandon her daughter “Artie.” Artie’s anger and curiosity eventually drive her to seek out Serena’s younger lover, Jamie L’Heureux, a jazz superstar. The spirit of Charles Mingus thrums throughout the story as these two women tangle in the complicated mess that is a mother-daughter relationship.
This week, The Hash covers Straight White Boys Texting, overbearing parents, and the bad boy stereotype.
This week we review the U.K. prison drama "Starred Up" and interview the film's director David Mackenzie
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Chepe joins us to discuss his work with violence deescalation, alternatives to policing, and exciting activism happening in Bosnia. Also, the NYT cowardly refuses to Zephyr Teachout.
On this week’s show, I’m joined by Joshua Brueckner, founder of an innovative new service called SKINNYFATTIES. Rather than relegate necktie styles to the dictates of trends and designers, Joshua and his team put the power of customization into their clients’ hands, tailoring their ties to individual preferences and needs. On today’s show, you’ll hear Joshua talk about the genesis of his idea to tailor ties, the growth of that idea into SKINNYFATTIES, the services they offer clients, some of the criteria they take into consideration when tailoring a customer’s tie, some of his favorite tie labels and designers, some new tie trends on the horizon, and more. Plus, a playlist full of the latest releases - brand new music from Sean Rowe, Ty Segall, Roadkill Ghost Choir, and others. So join us for a lesson in the power of the tie, right here on BreakThru Radio!
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The Obama administration is reportedly considering beginning airstrikes in Syria, so-called anti-rape nail polish, and listener mail.
It's Trending Week at BTR! On today's show, we're helping to #stopthebeautymadness in the media with activist Robin Rice. Plus, BTR staff writer Lisa Autz explains how one NYC apartment complex's attempt to accommodate affordable housing sparked a controversy over possible economic discrimination.
Lord Nez Interview Pt. 2 !!!! We talk about his crazy blog Neztalgic and the behind the scenes on the music industry!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Abhi//Dijon, Ty Segall and Lindsay Lowend
Surveying the support services available for youth in Ferguson, various reaction to the “no angel” profile of Michael Brown, an awkward moment at the Emmys, and a bunch of listener mail.
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The New York Times obituary of Michael Brown refers to him as “no angel” and suggests his interest in rap music was somehow evidence of a nefarious character. Also, mission creep in Iraq and Radio Dispatch has a new four-legged co-host.
San Francisco based photographer Jin Zhu's new project is called Endless Stream. The project looks at California's Central Valley where Jin has travelled around taking pictures of the ways that water --- and lack of it --- transforms the landscape and the ways that humans live on the land.
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from White Lung and Rustie
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss Bank of America's recent record settlement, Bloomberg News has some handwringing about hook up culture, and Molly went down a huge water slide.
This week on TST we talk about what to do when it's all going to hell and local-eyes Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica!
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Photo Week we discuss the Little League World Series and how it may be saving baseball, run through the quick-hits and discuss the evolution of sports photography.
Photo Week with Jonathan & Danielle Leder, Tom Rupolo, and Lyle Owerko
This week, The Hash covers past partners, women renting men, and diversity in superhero media.
This week we review the millennial rom-com "What If," including interviews with Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, and Adam Driver
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Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss the protests in Ferguson and his arrest at the hands of the local police. Also, data shows racial economic disparities are getting worse, and listener mail.
This week, the station is taking a look at one of my favorite topics: photography. Here on Sew & Tell, I had a the pleasure of chatting with visual anthropologist, professor, and street style blogger Brent Luvaas of Urban Fieldnotes, about the ways in which street style photography is influencing and shaping the fashion industry. Brent documents not only the colorful street styles of Philadelphia, but also the culture of street style blogs themselves, using Urban Fieldnotes as an ongoing research project. On today’s show, he shares his insights into the nature of street style photography, some of the movements’ founders and historic influences, the ways in which the widespread popularity of street style blogs is shaping high-end fashion editorial, his own approach to street style documentation, and more. Plus, a very photogenic playlist full of tracks old and new - you’ll hear the latest from Montreal’s Ark Life and Philly band Literature, alongside earlier songs from Phosphorescent and Matt and Kim. So grab your camera(phone) and get inspired to hit the streets, with Sew & Tell on BreakThru Radio!
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Mariame Kaba (aka PrisonCulture on twitter) joins us to discuss the problems with only focusing on militarized police, the authoritarian mindset is on full display in the Washington Post, and continuing updates on Ferguson.
It's Photo Week at BTR! On today's show, we're on the phone with photography historian Brenton Hamilton. Plus, author and New York interior stylist Hilary Robertson chats about the appeals of "shelfies".
Wayne Ski weighs in on Ferguson, MO today.
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Silk Rhodes, The Wavelengths, Nick Hakim, Shadow The Great and Killer Mike
Another night of police violence in Ferguson, Obama gives another disappointing press conference, and friend of the show Ryan Devereaux is arrested and detained overnight.
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Governor Nixon calls in the National Guard following continued social unrest in Fegruson, Missouri. Also, Molly is back from vacation and boy oh boy do we have a lot to talk about.
In her new book Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild Obsessive Hunt for the World' s Rarest 78rpm Records music writer Amanda Petrusich immerses herself in the culture of 78 collectors, and explores the histories of mythic blues artists that these collectors champion.
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George welcomes hip-hop freestylist extraordinaire Chaz Kangas to fill us in on his newest release, The Rex Manning Day EP (available now on Bandcamp), and to demonstrate his ridiculous rhyming skills. Though not a comedian by definition, Chaz's ability to spit improvised lyrics through the prism of his pop culture soaked sense of humor is hilarious and often astonishing.
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from recent BTR Tune Up Artist Junk. Plus, an exploration of the Brooklyn based Gravesend Recordings
Parker Marie Molloy joins us to discuss the TERF article, panic over trans teens taking hormones, and more. Also, we dissect a few of our long form stories and discuss how we wrote and reported them.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Hero week we make a special visit to Kristy’s bar and discuss the importance of the bar in sports culture as a meeting place and ask if we should ever refer to athletes as heroes.
When is the work of two people together greater than what either could do on their own? As long as we’ve been interested in creativity, we’ve been preoccupied by the myth of the lone genius. Shenk busts this fantasy apart and draws on new scientific research to show how the pair is the embodiment of ingenuity. Shenk explains how synergy created the magic of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the hilarity of Trey Parker and Matt Stone – and the startup savvy of Sheryl Sandberg & Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin & Larry Page, Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak and the genius of scores of others in the fields of writing, music, dance, science, technology, social activism, and business. When it comes to creative success, Shenk persuasively argues that two is the magic number – and understanding why changes everything we thought we knew about creativity.
This week, The Hash features Kenneth Miller in a conversation about the gay male body standard.
This week we review "The Giver," including interviews with Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, and Taylor Swift!
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Molly Crabapple joins us to discuss her trip to construction sites at Abu Dhabi, and Rivera Sun joins us to discuss her novel and the coming climate crisis.
It’s Hero Week on BTR! For today’s Sew & Tell, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the world of superhero fashion: joining me is Alan Kistler, author, historian, and expert on comic book and sci fi character evolution. In addition to writing and contributing to several books, Alan delivers a weekly comic/sci-fi entertainment news podcast called “Crazy Sexy Geeks,” and writes “Agents of S.T.Y.L.E.,” a regular column featured on The Mary Sue that examines the fashion and design evolution of superheroes, villains, and sci fi characters. On today’s show, Alan shares his picks for Most Stylish Superheroes, some of the problems behind the industry’s lack of female protagonists, and his opinions on the recently-released, controversial new costume for Wonder Woman as portrayed in the upcoming Batman v Superman movie. Plus, a funky playlist featuring a freak folk set with music from The Amazing Snakeheads, Castanets and Joel Jerome, along with new releases from Orenda Fink, Bishop Allen, and more. So tune in for a Friday of heroic fashion, here on BreakThru Radio!
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Jason Leopold joins us to discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report, an update on the status of Guantanamo Bay, and listener mail about language.
It's Hero Week on BTR! On today's show, we're celebrating banned books and the brave American bookstores who sell them. And later, Molly Freeman of the Hash podcast on BTR talks about Marvel's awesome job of bringing better representation to comic books.
Today On The Avenue we have the homie Lord Nez! This is part one of our conversation. History!!!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from The Underachievers. Plus DJ Patrick K stops by to talk about Robin Williams.
Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the state of Israel and Palestine, as well as how Iranian nuclear negotiations are going. And listener mail on the terrible TERF article.
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Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the problems with Broken Windows and My Brother's Keeper. Also, a field piece from New Mexico from a listener about a church that offers temporary sanctuary to migrant families.
That's photographer Andy Freeberg talking about his project called Guardians. It's one of two body's of work he has been working on over the last few years. 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.
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Markaria Rho, Faltydl and Mr. Twin Sister
The Washington Post debunks claims Campbell Brown made on the Colbert Report, and Andrew Sullivan's readers weigh in on giving trophies to children.
TST talks couchsurfing and gets some local eyes on Washington D.C.!
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Ah Ha Week we hear all about Kristy’s travels and adventures, run through the quick hits, and take a look at some obscure and potentially innovative sports out there.
Four Corners is a bare-knuckled debut novel by Wally Rudolph, written in the style of Daniel Woodrell, Barry Hannah, and Charles Bowden. Both a savage, mean-streets thriller and a heartbreaking story of unfortunate love, Four Corners is carved from the rich, distinct voices and landscapes of the American Southwest.
This week, The Hash covers FX's 'You're the Worst,' a social intelligence test, and #WomenAgainstFeminism.
This week we review Michel Gondry's "Mood Indigo" and interview the writer and producer of the film, Luc Bossi
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Civilian oversight board in New York City suggests there should be fewer stop and frisk investigations, a Belgian journalist was denied entry to the US because his name mistakenly appeared in a terrorism database, and checking in on Obama's immigration initiative.
The future of fashion is closely intertwined with the future of technology, and one of the biggest innovations of the last five years has been the introduction of 3D printing into fashion’s production process. Aaron Rowley is the co-founder of Electroloom, a new 3D printing company based in San Francisco that’s working to make desktop garment design and output a reality. On today’s show, Aaron will share about the company’s inception, the printed prototypes that their team is currently working on, how the Electroloom printer differs from traditional 3D printer models, the future possibilities of Electroloom, and more. And I’ve got a playlist chock full of new music today, featuring a brand new single from Galway garage pop band So Cow, Dublin’s The Might Stef, North Carolina duo The Rosebuds, Seattle’s Lusine, and Toronto’s beach pop group Alvvays. So join us now for a look at the future of fashion, on BreakThru Radio!
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New documents published by The Intercept shed light on the government's terrorism databases and no-fly lists, several Senators criticize the administration and CIA for their redactions, and the pre-K rollout in NYC.
It's 'Ah-Ha!' Week on BTR! On today’s show, Tanya Silverman is on the phone with architect and activist Raphael Sperry talking about ways those who design prisons can preserve human rights by refusing to put in place solitary confinement cells (among other inhumane features) in their blueprints. And later, Jess Goulart joins us to chat about how a somewhat happy accident in medical research allows us to have a much more clear idea of the nature of human consciousness.
The Joey Bada$$ Edition!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Spoon, Antibalas and TunaBunny (with a special assist from Becca the BTR Intern!)
Nick Pinto joins us to discuss the arrest of a police-watch activist, a new report details widespread brutality at Rikers, and the CIA and White House have redacted fake names from the torture report.
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Obama says that following the attacks on 9/11 the United States “tortured some folks,” Eric Garner's death is ruled a homicide, and the UN and US condemn an Israeli attack on yet another UN school.
Filmmaker Robert Fantinatto is the director of I Dream of Wires, a new documentary devoted to the history and recent resurgence of the modular synthesizer. Robert got into electronic music as a teenager after seeing giant synths and their mysterious rows of knobs and tangled patch cables on the covers of early synth album's like Walter Carlos' Switched on Bach. In his film Robert charts the development of these electronic music machines, from their origins as room-sized behemoths in the 1950s, to the musician-friendly Moog systems of the 60s and 70s to today as a new generation of electronic musicians have adopted the modular synth as their instrument of choice. On this week's show, I talk with Robert about the history of synths and why they've made such an impressive comeback.
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Episode 4 of Spit Take Comedy is a straight up George-fest! George invites hilarious comedian George Gordon to talk about their shared distaste for their own name, the strange world of cover bands and who to invite to the perfect brunch.
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from OBN IIIs, Geotic and Joe Ferry
CIA Director John Brennan has been caught lying about the CIA spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee, a new report shows that misdemeanor arrests are up in New York City, and David Frum accuses the NYT and others of fabricating photographs.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Age Week we hear about Kristy’s exciting travels both past and up-coming, albeit briefly, run through an extended quick-hits, take a quiz, and ask what sporting age are we living in today?
THE HOWTOCUREDYSLEXIA BAND - I really enjoyed meeting and spending some time in the company of David, and his songs. I hope that you feel the same way after today's show. There are a LOT of solo acoustic songy singwriters in the Norwich area, but there's something special about David. These songs bear repeated listening; so I'm going to listen to them again now, for the 15th time.
Wendy C. Ortiz was an only child and a bookish, insecure girl living with alcoholic parents in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Her relationship with a charming and deeply flawed private school teacher fifteen years her senior appeared to give her the kind of power teenagers wish for, regardless of consequences. Her teacher—now a registered sex offender—continually encouraged her passion for writing while making her promise she was not leaving any written record about their dangerous sexual relationship. This conflicted relationship with her teacher may have been just five years long, but would imprint itself on her and her later relationships, queer and straight, for the rest of her life.
This week, The Hash celebrates its birthday with a special look at the past year of shows.
This week we review the new Zach Braff film "Wish I Was Here"
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Daliya Karnofsky joins us to discuss her one-woman show And She Bakes, the US restocks Israel's arsenal, and listener mail.
In the youth-obsessed culture of fashion media, where can the more mature sartorial eye turn for age-appropriate inspiration? While resources are still few and far between, bloggers like David Evans of Grey Fox are slowly changing the landscape of style to accommodate its significant older demographic, giving them an opportunity to see themselves reflected in contemporary fashion. On today’s show, David joins me to talk about the foundation and growth of Grey Fox, Britain’s growing Made in the UK movement, a few style guidelines that will help older men to look and feel their best, some of his favorite accessories, a few Grey Fox fashion icons, and more. Plus, I’ve got a brand new single off the much-anticipated September debut from Toronto duo Electric Youth and a preview of next week’s album release from Brooklyn’s Bear In Heaven, along with tracks from Ages and Ages, Dinowalrus, Dead Stars, and The Trouble with Templeton. So join us for an hour of fashion that proves older is not only wiser, but more stylish!
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Israel has bombed another school in Gaza, Rashid Khalidi on collective punishment in Gaza, and a bunch of listener mail.
It's Age Week on BTR! On today's show, we're talking about ageism in the tech industry, Germany's new approach to countering American surveillance, and for dessert, what we're looking forward to from 'Sharknado 2'. Plus, Arizona botches a lethal injection, and demonizing children back-fires on anti-immigrant groups.
The Brown Bag AllStars Edition!!!!!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Shabazz Palaces and Open Mike Eagle
Markus Harwood-Jones on his new film about trans communities throughout the US and Canada, Michelle Goldberg's unfortunate New Yorker piece about TERFs, and catching up on listener mail.
This week, Jason & Iain manage to somehow stay alive for the whole of the show, and even get an exciting job offer. Listen out to find out who from.. Also listen out, for items such as Album Of The Month (Camille Davila), and Classic Album (Stars Of Aviation). Plus new singles by Claws & Gospel. It's a One-Word-Band-Name Special!
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Michael Kirk joins us to discuss his latest Frontline documentary on the US occupation of Iraq, a new human rights report says journalists and attorneys' rights are put in danger by mass surveillance, and a new GOP representative confuses two US officials with representatives from the Indian government.
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.
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Hooray For Earth, Anand Wilder and Maxwell Kardon and Alvvays
It's our latest edition of Radio Dispatch LIVE. Our guests on today's show are MSNBC's Irin Carmon and Aram Schvey from the Center of Reproductive Rights. We spend the hour on the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision, and what it means for people's access to contraception.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Icon Week we take a look back at 2014.5 with some of our favorite segments from that half-year that was.
Everybody’s fighting in Maximilian’s world: a couple of cranky tías who, like lucha libre rudos, will stop at nothing to triumph in the church’s lotería game; his masked uncles going for the tag-team title of the world, and a green-eyed vixen named Paloma who challenges his love for Cecilia Cantú. Will good triumph over evil? Max sure hopes so!
This week, The Hash covers 'Married at First Sight,' Facebook and today's teens, and an ignorant Vine that went viral.
This week we take on Joon-ho Bong's sci-fi epic "Snowpiercer"
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The Intercept publishes the government's guidelines for including a person on one of any number of watchlists, Israel bombed a UN school and killed at least 15 Palestinians, and why every kid should get a trophy.
I absolutely love talking with fashion historians. Maybe (definitely) it’s because I’m a nerd, but it’s also because they are able to place fashion and style within a broader cultural context, lending insight into trends and hallmark moments. So for this week’s Icon show, who better to speak with than an American fashion historian? Beth Dincuff is Curator of the Parsons Fashion Archive and an assistant professor, whose work focuses on 21st Century American fashion. Prior to her role at Parsons, Beth managed the archives at Calvin Klein, where she worked with a team to preserve and document the designs, colors, and textiles from the fashion house. On today’s show, join us as Beth shares some iconic moments from American fashion history, including the legacy of Calvin Klein, the influence of Saks Fifth Avenue’s Sophie Gimbel, and some of the First Ladies who have shaped our sense of style. Plus, a great playlist of new tracks including material off the debut of Canada’s Alvvays, more from Christopher Denny’s upcoming release, a song from The Real Kids’ first new record in over twenty years, and more! So join us for some seriously stylish summer school with a lesson in icons on BreakThru Radio!
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Our continued coverage of Israel's assault on Gaza, the NYPD kills a man with a chokehold, and a luxury apartment building in Manhattan has a separate entrance for poor people.
It's Icon Week at BTR!
#FYTA Sneaker Edition !! Hosted by Premium Pete!!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from Markaria Rho, Spider Bags and Caribou
We discuss an essay on Jacobin titled “Why I'm not a liberal,” and replay an interview with Amnesty International's Donatella Rovera in Iraq.
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Wow! What a cracking show we've prepared for you today. There's some more stuff from Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens' new LP, some songs about babies, some more space themed stuff, and Jason and the good doctor stretch their impersonation skills, to the max. Oh boy! I can't wait! Can you?
We spend the hour on Janet Mock's memoir Redefining Realness, the latest entry in our Radio Dispatch book club.
Over the last few years Lisa Elmaleh has been driving her homemade, portable darkroom through the American southeast making landscape photographs of the Florida Everglades and taking portraits of traditional folk musicians in Appalachia. Lisa makes her images with a process called wet-plate colloidan -- a mid 19th century photo-technique that involves, essentially, making your own negative using a glass plate and a slurry of chemicals. The plates are then quickly exposed in-camera and immediately developed -- for Lisa most of the process takes place in the back of her truck which doubles as her darkroom.
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Episode 3 of The Spit Take finds George sitting down to chat with the lovely Jo Firestone. Not only is she hilarious and super sweet, but Jo has produced and hosted some of the most inventive and bizarre shows the NYC comedy world has ever seen (Punderdome 3000, Bullshit History, etc). They discuss Jo's unique ability to wrangle an audience, her babydoll comedy club and her ideal romantic date.
Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music from White Fence, Doss and Half Handed Cloud
Israeli Defense Forces begin a ground invasion of Gaza, the geopolitical implications of the downed Malaysia passenger jet, an open question of how to cope with all this news, and listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Mash-Up Week we welcome a special guest with some wonderful insight into Brazil and the World Cup, plus run through our biggest stories of the first half of 2014.
The Amado Women is the story of four very different women, linked by birth struggling to reconnect.
This week, The Hash covers 'Orange is the New Black,' offline dating with guest DJ Jess, and fat shaming in the media.
We review Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys" and interview two of the Jersey Boys, Erich Burgen and Johnny Cannizzaro
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The US media is a spectacular failure when it comes to covering Israel's attack on Gaza, refusing to answer questions about citizenship at border patrol checkpoints, and listener mail.
Prints + patterns? Ruffled socks + Keds? Braids + blow dry bars? Some fashion mashups are meant to be. On this week’s show, Sarah Harris, Associate Editor of Toronto-based fashion and lifestyle web publication The Luxe Life, talks about her path from intern to editor, some of the most challenging aspects of web publication, the importance of fashion risks and unexpected combinations, and a few of her favorite summertime beauty trends. Plus, I’ve got a playlist full of great new releases, including tracks off the debut albums from Brit bands The Proper Ornament and Woman’s Hour, the latest from Asheville’s Reigning Sound and San Fran’s Skygreen Leopards, and more from the new My Brightest Diamond EP! So join us for the best fashion mashup around: it’s Sew & Tell on BTR!
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Robert Greenwald joins us to discuss the ten-year anniversary of his film OutFoxed, the FBI treated two terrorism investigations very differently, and friend-of-the-show Melissa Gira Grant says there's no such thing as a slut.
It's Mash-Up Week on BTR! On today's show, "Pop Culture Pirate" Elisa Kreisinger chats about copyright law and how the struggle of being a feminist consumer of media is real, and later the man behind the "Puglet" Kickstarter tells us what it's like to be a non-news story in the mainstream media.
Artist Feature Action Bronson!
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Today I talk about, read interview excerpts with and play music by Tonstarttsbandht (who have released 2 new albums over the past 2 months)
Rania Khalek joins us to discuss Israel's continued bombing of Gaza, the military commissions system just got a lot more confusing, and Paul F Tompkins on sexism in movies.
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A new report details unthinkable brutality at Rikers jail in New York City, Israel continues to bomb the Gaza Strip, and people who say they're not interested in politics despite clearly being interested in politics. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, or theradiodispatch.com theradiodispatch@gmail.com facebook.com/TheRadioDispatch twitter.com/Radio_Dispatch donateyouraccount.com/RadioDispatch 00:00 Welcome to Radio Dispatch 00:28 World Cup, Icing bros 23:00 People who say they hate politics 40:06 Guards abusing inmates at Riker's 55:00 Israel's bombing of Gaza 57:50 “The Politics of Starving” Against Me! / Credits 59:01 Finish Bombing of Gaza Rikers Island
Over the last decade Gregory Crewdson has become a household name in contemporary art for his large-scale staged photographs. The creation of just one Crewdson photograph requires the work of over 50 crew members including actors, electricians, set designers and a cinematographer. The artist shoots on location in sleepy towns in Western Massachewsettes, often shutting down entire city blocks to use as his set.
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recorded in: Today I read aloud interview excerpts and play music from Ohbliv, Natural Velvet and recent BTR Tune Up Artist A Troop of Echoes 00:00 Latola 04:50 Small Fires - A Troop Of Echoes 10:16 Latola 14:05 Silent Girl - Natural Velvet 22:18 Latola 28:12 Cathedral Street - Natural Velvet 33:47 Latola 36:38 Baby Dear - Natural Velvet 41:28 Latola 44:51 Healing Power - Ohbliv 47:47 Latola 51:24 Involved Tones - Ohbliv 55:26 Latola 56:55 Speeding Towards The Arctic (live on Saturday night) - Zula 64:42 Finish The Longest Year On Record art A Troop Of Echoes live: no shows listed Mindgarden art Ohbliv live: no shows listed Shame art Natural Velvet live: no shows listed press photo Zula live: Aug 7  at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, NY
The growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border of the United States, the NSA was previously informed about the GCHQ's decision to smash up the Guardian's computers, and listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Social Week we talk even more about the World Cup and try once more to gauge its lasting impact in the US, as well as ask what the most “social” sport is out there.
While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something that confounded him: a man diving 300 feet below the ocean’s surface on a single breath of air and returning four minutes later, unharmed and smiling.
This week, The Hash covers Tinder's sexual harassment lawsuit, Match.com's facial recognition feature, and female lead characters.
This week we review the soon-to-be Indian cult-classic "Miss Lovely," and interview the grandson of the first woman President of India
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Anna Lekas Miller on Israel's assault on Gaza, a Virginia prosecutor wants to photograph a seventeen year boy's genitals genitals, and listener mail.
Have you ever wished for a social app designed just for fashion? Well, WiShi is here to grant your wish! Part virtual closet from “Clueless,” part Polyvore, WiShi gives you access to an unlimited social circle of fellow fashionistas, who are all ready and excited to help you look your best! On today’s show, WiShi’s Lia Kislev talks about how she and co-founder Hila Angel developed their idea for this ingenious app, she offers some tips on how to use WiShi’s great features, and she shares some exciting new developments coming up for the WiShi community! Plus, a playlist full of great new music - I’ve got the latest today from My Brightest Diamond, Spider Bags, Matt Kivel, and a sneak peek at the upcoming debut from SOS, a talented new electronic duo out of Portland. So join us for a stylishly social hour with Sew & Tell on BTR!
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The NSA has spied on prominent Muslim-American leaders, the Supreme Court says Wheaton college is temporarily exempt from contraception requirements in the ACA, and listener mail on free speech zones.
It's Social Week on BTR! On today’s show, Pamela Rutledge helps us dig deep beneath headlines about why technology is almost always bad for our fragile millennial psyches. But first, BTR’s own Brian Fencil joins us to talk about how radical violent groups are fighting the war on terror using social media.
Today On The Avenue we have new artist Kingz & Pharaohz !!
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Today I talk about and play music from Ed Schrader's Music Beat and Juan Wauters. Becca the BTR intern helps out.
Faiza Patel joins us to discuss the Washington Post's latest NSA story, Molly's new story on jury nullification, and our mom writes in to tell us she didn't replace Molly's goldfish.
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Maysoon Zayid joins us to discuss the beating of an American teen by Israeli defense forces, the Washington Post finds that nine out of 10 people the NSA collects information about are innocent bystanders, and Anthony Cumia gets fired after going on a racist Twitter tirade.
Artist Wendy Klemperer makes sculpture 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 Delacroix and photographer Eadward Muybridge.
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George Flanagan sits down with Bill Stiteler for the second installment of The Spit Take for some hard hitting Q&A action(quipping and antics).
Today I talk about BTR's latest Tune Up Artist, Little Lapin. Then I explain my theory on sampling and talk about the whole "Best Albums of 2014 At The Halfway Point" thing.
Donatella Rovera joins us from northern Iraq to talk about what she's witnessed in the towns she's visited, and a listener mail about Eat Pray Love.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Theme Week we talk about the US’s exit from the World Cup and where soccer in this country goes from here, as well as discuss the different and recurring themes of the sporting realm.
The story of the dramatic transformation of Detroit from "Motortown" to the "arsenal of democracy," featuring Edsel Ford, who rebelled against his pacifist father, Henry Ford, to build the industrial miracle Willow Run, a manufacturing complex capable of producing B-24 Liberator bombers at a rate of one per hour—a crucial component in winning the war.
This week, The Hash covers trigger warnings, phone etiquette, and high-waisted shorts.
A scathing review of "Begin Again," plus interviews with Adam Levine, Keira Knightley, and Mark Ruffalo
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To celebrate this Fourth of July, we re-air an interview with Melissa Gira Grant on her amazing book Playing the Whore. Also, the NSA is authorized to spy on all but four countries.
Happy 4th of July! I hope you are all relaxing somewhere with hotdogs, watermelon and fireworks today, enjoying a day off to play in the summer sun. I’m honored to present an interview this week with the founder/editor of a new project I’m very excited about: a sustainable fashion publication called Sumzine. Jamie Ortega launched the magazine earlier this year, as a conversation-changer in the world of traditional fashion media. It’s a welcome, refreshingly sophisticated bi-annual publication that offers interviews, op-eds, and photo spreads that highlight the work being done to better the industry from the inside. On today’s show, Jamie will talk about the experiences and ideas that led her to launch Sumzine, why she chose to produce a print product in the digital age, the challenges and costs of producing and distributing an independent publication, Sumzine’s Kickstarter campaign, some of her hopes and plans for the future of the magazine, and more. Plus, all new music today! A wide variety of styles and artists in the mix, including songs from Swiss-Ghanian duo OY, Midwestern trio Secret Cities, nomadic Australian troubadour Stu Larsen, former Walkmen bassist/organist Peter Matthew Bauer’s new solo project, and more. So join us now and celebrate your independence with some indie fashion & music, here on BreakThru Radio!
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Alex Kane on Israel's response to three dead Israeli teenagers, there are already court cases in the works that could expand the Hobby Lobby decision, and the US loses a heartbreaker to Belgium.
It's Theme Week on BTR! On today's show, Dane and Molly of the Hash podcast on BTR join us to talk about transphobia in the media. And later, 18-year-old filmmaker Francesca Chaney talks about her recent short documentary to this year's Belize International Film Festival, 'Bigger Than US' that examines the lives of immigrant teens adjusting to life in America.
Artist spotlight Roc Marciano! Listen to the lyrics!!!
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Today I read aloud interviews with (and play music from) TunaBunny and Brian Eno and Karl Hyde
Sheila Bapat joins us to discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Harris v Quinn, the Pakistani military's operation in North Waziristan, and various stories from an MRA conference.
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The Supreme Court rules in Hobby Lobby's favor and deals a blow to contraception access, a new report shows that a Blackwater employee threatened to kill a State Department employee, and listener mail.
Photographer Craig Hickman has a new book out called Oxide. The book is a collection of images composited from Craigs own photographs, images from the US patent office, and historical drawings and lithographs. Together these fictional photographs document a strange post-industrial american town, one where people seem to have fled, leaving behind only signage, cryptic grafitti and the weathered facades of the city institutions.
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Today we celebrate Theme Week with a whole heck of a lot of theme songs
Hina Shamsi joins us to discuss the Awlaki memo and a recent court victory regarding the No Fly List, the Supreme Court dismantles the buffer zone around Massachusetts abortion clinics, and Obama asks for $500 in aid to so-called vetted Syrian rebels.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Surf Week we catch up on what we’ve been doing and how we’ve been taking in the World Cup, talk even more about soccer in this country and end with some surfing talk.
In times of change, American novelists return to old themes. In Cold Type—as in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman—a son and his father struggle to hold onto what they think is right. It's mid-1990s; and "cold type" technology, a.k.a. computerized typesetting, wreaks havoc among workers in the newspaper industry. A fabulously wealthy Briton buys the New York City Trib and immediately refuses to negotiate with the truck drivers' union. In solidarity, all the other blue-collar unions take to the streets. Jamie Kramer is a reporter for the Trib. His father is a hardcore shop steward (unusual for a Jew in Irish-dominated unions) from the old day of "hot type," but who has become a typographer in a world he doesn't understand. His father expects Jamie not to cross the picket line. It would be an act of supreme disrespect. But that's not so easy for Jamie. His marriage has fallen apart, he desperately needs his paycheck for child support, and he needs to make his own life outside the shadow of his father.
This week, The Hash covers Yo App, R. Kelly's transgender son, and violence against women.
We review David Michod's "The Rover" and interview the film's cinematographer Natasha Braier
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On tonight's show, Kristen Gwynne and Sharda Sekaran join us to discuss all things drugs-- the war, legalization, decriminalization, harm reduction, Colorado, and hopefully Maureen Dowd's green corduroy pants. Also, we've got thoughts on Robin Thicke, and Molly just finished her 5th year teaching in the Bronx.
Surf’s up here on BTR, and we’re celebrating the official start of summer today on Sew & Tell with Estuaries, a beautiful new line of beach and swimwear from sisters/co-founders Zhu Ru and Layla Chen. Natives of Hawaii, both sisters eventually migrated to the Big Apple and decided to seize the opportunity to work on a new project together. Lucky for us, that project is a minimalistic, elegant, understated line of swim and resort pieces inspired by both the beach culture of Hawaii and the urban jungle of New York. On today’s show, Zhu Ru and Layla talk about the launch of Estuaries, how the polarized influences of Hawaii and New York find balance in their designs, the design challenges specific to creating swimwear, some of the elements that inspire the Estuaries piece, a few of their favorite spots in Hawaii, and more. Plus, a soundtrack covered in surf and sand, featuring tracks from artists like Tijuana Panthers, Beach House, Best Coast, and Coastgaard. So find a beach chair, lay back and relax in style with Sew & Tell on BTR!
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Divesting from privilege should be a painful experience, how the common core supports capitalism, and updates on Iraq.
It's Surf Week on BTR! On today's show, we're featuring interview audio with George Tomscoe, guitarist of the legendary '50s group, the Fireballs, discussing the legacy of Surf Rock. And later, more from documentarian Sarah Blecher and her film 'Surfing Soweto' documenting teenage daredevils in Africa.
Vicky Green is our guest today!
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Today DJ Patrick K stops by to converse about the new album by Paul Cary and the Small Scarys, "Coyote"
Marcy Wheeler joins us to discuss the recently released memo justifying the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, critiquing the critiques of George Will, and listener mail.
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Wow! It really is a packed full of jam show today for ya laydees and gentlebens. .Oh boy! I can't wait! Can you? How will it all turn out??? Let's do a radio and see!
Examining the New York Times' mediocre coverage of charter schools, thoughts on why neocons still play such a prominent role in the US media, and listener mail.
Soldiers of an Australian 4th Division field artillery brigade walk on a duckboard track laid across a muddy, shattered battlefield in Chateau Wood, near Hooge, Belgium, on October 29, 1917. This was during the Battle of Passchendaele, fought by British forces and their allies against Germany for control of territory near Ypres, Belgium. (James Francis Hurley/State Library of New South Wales)
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George sits down with the hilarious Tyler Fischer, whose ridiculous prank videos have been featured on Gawker and Huffington Post. In their candid chat, Fischer shares his Tinder philosophy and addiction, discusses his ideal Sunday afternoon, and also talks with George about the perfect song to enter a stadium to.
Today I play music and read aloud interviews with Mountain Animation and Greys
President Obama addresses the country on the situation in Iraq, the Central Park Five settle their case for $40 million, and listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Breakthrough we talk all World Cup as we get excited all over again now nearly two weeks into the tournament, looking at the history of the tournament as well as what to expect from this year’s edition.
When Penny's flaky, ghost-hunting mother sends her to a "friend's" inn in Maine for Christmas break, Penny doesn't believe in ghosts…or love…or family. That may all be about to change as Penny confronts her own supernatural gift, an alluring guy, and staggering family secrets. But will she lose her first love, her only parent, or her life in the process?
The Hash covers 'Life Partners,' school dress codes, and a men's guide to not raping.
This week we review the vampire romance "Only Lovers Left Alive" directed by Jim Jarmusch
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Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the developments in Iraq, a book party for the new Michael Hastings' novel, and listener mail.
This week on Sew & Tell, I’m joined by biodesign innovator Suzanne Lee, former Senior Research Fellow at Central Saint Martin’s in London, and founder of the consultancy company BioCouture. Suzanne and the BioCouture team see the future of fashion at the intersection of biology and textile development, and they help their clients achieve breakthroughs in this new and emerging field. From reverse-process silk to lab-grown leather to kombucha-brewed fabric, BioCouture is leading the way towards new growth and solutions in fashion. On today’s show, Suzanne will talk about how her research at Central Saint Martin’s led to the development of BioCouture, the bacterial cellulose fiber that started it all, what gets lost in translation between a cutting-edge breakthrough and a commercially viable product, some of the incredible textile breakthroughs currently in commercial use, and more. Plus, a playlist full of great new tracks from The Antlers, Strand of Oaks, Charles Bradley, Old Monk, Bosco Delrey, and more! So join us for an exciting hour of breakthrough discoveries as we explore fashion’s new frontier…
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Chelsea Manning Support Network organizer Emma Cape joins us to discuss Manning's New York Times Op-Ed, the disastrous effects of the “Salvador Option” in Iraq, and listener mail.
It's BreakThru Week on BTR! On today's show, a word with Julia Buntaine, editor-in-chief of the bimonthly publication, 'SciArt in America'. Later, we speak to acclaimed illustrator and spokesperson for the Save Kentile campaign, Stephen Savage, about the public meaning of private derelict. And after the promotional air raid, 'New York Times'-bestselling author, Capt. Luis Carlos Montalvan talks about his experience with the VA and how he came to meet the service dog that changed his life.
Our guest is Bella The Boss Fashion Candy Edition
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There are 4 VERY different types of music In The Den today... I talk about, play music and read quotes from recent interviews with Timber Timbre and White Lung. Then we'll listen to some songs I recorded at Northside Fest from Malang Jobarteh and Ratking.
Drone strikes resume in Pakistan and continue in Yemen, how gentrifying Brooklyn could change juries, and listener mail.
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ISIS militant's claim they carried out a massacre in northern Iraq, Chelsea Manning writes an op-ed in the New York Times, and a massive police raid in Harlem.
This week on the show a conversation Romke Hoogwaerts and Grace Leigh, the people behind the photography magazine Mossless. The magazine started as a blog in 2009, but has since morphed into a full on print publication. The third issue of the magazine is out this month and it's a 216 page epic called simply: The United States (2003 - 2013).
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Today I talk about and play music from Dragondeer, our latest Tune Up Artissssss here at the BTR. Then we'll check out some songs I recorded during the Northside Festival in Brooklyn this weekend.
Militants seize land in northern Iraq, and Chris Hedges is accused of plagiarism.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Legacy Week we hear about Kristy’s trip to the Belmont, talk about LeBron James haters, and debate what kind of legacy we’re leaving behind this very day.
Born in Sweetwater, West Virginia, with a mop of flaming red hair and a map of the world rendered in port-wine stains on every surface of her body, Garnet Ferrari is used to being an outcast. With her sharp tongue, she has always known how to defend herself against bullies and aggressors, but she finds she is less adept at fending off the pilgrims who have set up a veritable tent city outside her hilltop home, convinced that she is Saint Garnet, healer of skin ailments and maker of miracles.
This week, The Hash talks 'Obvious Child,' personality tests, and fending off unwanted advances.
We review "Obvious Child," speak to the cinematographer, and feature some other very special guests!
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Hagel defends the Bergdahl trade, the ethics of sourcing sensitive material, and initial thoughts on Michael Hastings' new novel.
It’s Legacy Week on BTR and Father’s Day on Sunday, so today’s Sew & Tell is all about honoring the fashion legacies of fathers, grandfathers, and older generations. My guest is Christina Belchere, photographer and curator behind the buzzy new Instagram feed Fashion Grandpas, whose photo collection centers around the snappy street style of silver-haired gentlemen. Fashion Grandpas is at once adorable, moving, inspiring, and full of humor, and on today’s show, Christina will talk about how she started collecting these “grandpas,” the dapper style elements that catch her eye, and how she incorporates the grandpas’ looks into her own menswear-inspired wardrobe. Plus, I’m joined later in the show by DJ Dane - together we recap the psychedelic 70’s styles from the most current Mad Men episodes, and do some speculating on what might be ahead for the one & lonely Mr. Don Draper. And as always, I’ve got some great new tunes in the playlist from artists like The Fresh & Onlys, Half-handed Cloud, Dead Stars, and more. So join us now on BTR for a look at some classic menswear styles handed down by dear old dad!
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Katie Klabusich on the latest Washington Post article claiming marriage ends violence against women, there have been at least 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook, a little bit on the Eric Cantor ouster, and listener mail.
Artist spotlight with Skyzoo & Torae The Barrel Brothers #blackmusicmonth
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Today I talk about and play music from Sonic Avenues, Eola and BONES
Part Two of our interview with Parker Marie Molloy, George Will is a human garbage pile, the New York Times condemns solitary confinement for children, and the “Ladies Who Lunch” trend piece saga continues.
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The New Orleans school system has been almost entirely taken over by charters, a year of Snowden, and listener mail.
Sculptor Hannah Herr works with materials like hair, rubber bands, cell phone chargers, tinsel and animal flesh to create objects visually inspired by the adornments of voodoo dancers and the Masai people. Her work explores the Western gaze and the ways it perpetuates fetishized otherness. Hannah is also the co-founder of Daughters Rising, a non-profit that works with woman artisans in Nepal, Thailand and Mexico.
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Today I talk about and play music from Gymshorts, Hollie Cook, Clipping, Dub Thompson, Dave Sparkz and Wodoo Wulcan
Parker Marie Malloy joins us to discuss the Time magazine cover and fighting transphobic language, and we talk about the myths about the Bergdahl swap that won't go away.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for You & Me Week we welcome a special guest, talk NBA and NHL finals, and take a sports dating questionnaire.
What’s red, round, and dirty when it’s brand new? Would you believe . . . a major league baseball? You might think it’s white, right? That’s just one of the things you’ll learn in this completely engaging book about the object our national pastime is named after: The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches.
In a follow-up of last week's episode, The Hash continues coverage of the UCSB shooting and the Yes All Women hashtag.
This week we review the dazzlingly absurd The Dance of Reality, director Alejandro Jodorowsky's first film in 23 years.
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Matt Farwell joins us to discuss the prisoner swap of Bowe Bergdahl and five Taliban figures, Maureen Dowd gets way too high, and listener mail.
Summer wedding marathon? Graduation parties galore? Baby and bridal showers by the dozen? No sweat! Today’s guests will keep you looking cool, collected and classic all summer long. Jolie Bensen and Sarah Elizabeth Dewey launched their line in 2010, and over the course of just four years, the Jolie & Elizabeth label has become synonymous with classic, feminine, vintage-inspired designs, presented with a subtle Southern accent. Each Jolie & Elizabeth piece is made in Louisiana, and as of last month, the label has contributed $420,000 to their local New Orleans economy. It’s no wonder that J & E finds fans all over the U.S., including Zooey Deschanel! On today’s show, Jolie and Sarah Elizabeth will talk about the friendship that founded their label, their commitment to local production, the Southern aesthetic of their designs, their “Do Watcha Wanna” motto, and more! Plus, a playlist that will get you summer-ready, with new music from L.A. singer-songwriter Devon Williams, Danish producer/DJ Tomas Barfod, New Jersey’s nine-piece rock outfit The Everymen, and more. So join us for fresh summer fashions that are ripe for the picking, right here on BTR!
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A trans woman and her mother join us to discuss crowd-funding gender confirmation surgery, the Chicago Sun Times retracts an NRO opinion piece it ran, and the Justice for Jane movement.
It's You & Me Week on BTR! On today’s show, Dr. Michael A. Smith, author of "The Supplement Pyramid", joins us to talk about the growing importance of nutrients supplements, why our soil is part of the reason that our food isn’t giving us what our bodies need, and how we can begin a supplement regimen. And later, BTR DJ Jess Goulart, host of the Scotch and Cinema podcast on BTR, talks to Perry Bard, the brains behind a crowdsourced remake of the classic 1929 documentary, Man With A Camera.
Today's guest is Nutso!
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Today I talk about and play music from Caribou, Alex G and Pleasure Leftists
The Obama administration swaps five Guantanamo detainees for American POW Bowe Berghdahl, and Andrews Sullivan's mediocre attempt to engage with trans activists.
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Frank Bruni would like all of you to shut up please and thanks, and Patton Oswalt quits Twitter after tweeting a horrible tweet.
This week on the show my guest is Marie Lorenz. I visited her studio in Bushwick to talk about her ongoing project, the Tide and Current Taxi. For the project, Marie ferries people around the waterways surrounding New York city in her homemade rowboat, using the tidal currents to guide her. Marie documents these voyages on her website using photographs and a simple written narrative. These straightforward yet engrossing retellings reveal a whole new way of looking at New York City--- a place that most people experience through it's congested grids and street life. Marie's taxi also speaks to history in providing a first hand view of the waterways that were the original source of New York's political, cultural and economic power. The Tide and Current Taxi has inspired much of Marie's other work including drawings, sculptures and, of course, her handmade boats. I sat down with Marie to talk about her boat making, her first shipwreck and much more.
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Today In The Den I talk about and play music from Native America, Taylor McFerrin and Gold-Bears
Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss Somaly Mam and the savior fantasy industry, and Jezebel lurks in a PUA hate forum.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Rent Week we catch up on what we’ve all been up to for the past two weeks, run through an extended quick hits and debate whether Spelling Bees and Memory Contests are actual sports.
George Cameron Grant is the internationally produced author of 10 full-length plays, over 20 one acts, and countless monologues. His latest full-length play, Fortune: A work for the stage inspired by the life of Miss Rose Fortune a person of character, is a timeless tale of courage, character and conviction against all odds.
In a special Part I of II episode, The Hash covers the UCSB shooting, misogyny, and Yes All Women.
This week we review "Under the Skin" and interview the make-up artist for "Orange is the New Black" and "Spiderman"
A special two-part inquiry into LGBTQ justice!
Snowden goes on prime time TV to tell his side of the story, and a Daily Beast piece lays out the problems with young male nerd-dom.
This week, I’m joined by the thoughtful, talented Anna Lynett Moss of CHIYOME. With a background in printmaking and drawing, Anna was always drawn to 3-dimensional design and architectural symmetry. Just after her move from L.A. to NYC, Anna launched CHIYOME, her own line of sleek, minimalistic, fashion-forward, yet eminently practical, bags and wallets. With a commitment to sourcing and producing as locally as possible, each beautifully structured piece is hand-crafted here in NYC, at the CHIYOME studios in the iconic 5Pointz building. On today’s show, Anna will talk about her transition from art into design, the family legacy behind the CHIYOME name, the core values around which she has built CHIYOME’s business model, some of the artists and designers that inform her aesthetic, the ways in which she’s actively working to give back to the New York community around her, and more. Plus, a playlist dedicated to all the amazing albums that have come out in the month of May - you’ll hear new tracks from Sharon Van Etten, Sylvan Esso, Sofie Winterson, Archie Bronson Outfit, and more. So tune in for some timeless classics today on BreakThru Radio!
A special two-part inquiry into LGBTQ justice!
Welcome to Radio Dispatch Live! On tonight's show, the red menace is alive and well as long as you're talking to Chepe and Jesse Myerson. Two years ago, we spent an hour talking about communism with these two, and we've been thinking about it ever since. We're calling tonight Communism Part Two, because there's always more red to be scared about.
It's Rent Week on BTR! On today's show, Brian Fencil chats with us about Detroit's housing auction; and later, more on California's controversial Ellis Act that lets speculators flip affordable housing residences into luxury suites.
Our guest today is producer Maticulous!!
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DJ Patrick K is In The Den to talk about new music from Hundred Waters and the Archie Bronson Outfit
We discuss the mass shooting at UC Santa Barbara, the misogyny that drove it, and the various reactions throughout the media.
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We revisit the amazing interview we conducted with Todd Miller on border security and militarization, there have been almost no substantial changes in drone policy since Obama's speech one year ago, and listener mail.
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. Odell 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.
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Today it's an all music Memorial Day edition of In The Den!
A New York Times book review offers a staggeringly simplistic view of leaks and whistleblowers, an update on Javier Payne, and a Gothamist reporter is kicked out of the 9/11 Museum after asking a single question.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and cliches. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Easy Week we hear about Kristy’s upcoming plans and travel, get excited about the World Cup and find out what’s easy and hard to get up to in New York from a sporting standpoint.
It’s June. And that means we are already half way through 2014. Pretty scary, isn’t it. This week on Book talk I look back at 4 of my favorite interviews so far this year and remind you of episodes you hopefully loved, show you books you may have missed, and recall the stories these great authors have to tell.
This week, The Hash covers a so-called sexual assault "guru," an article regarding Jennifer Lawrence's personal life, and the all-new dating app, LinkedUp.
This week we review the scrumptiously tantalizing "Chef," directed by Jon Favreau
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The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a baffling hearing on the AUMF and the president's powers to use military force, the Drag Race controversy comes full circle, and listener mail and listener art.
This week, I’m joined by Austin-based graphic designer, blogger and stylist Ana Louisa Perkins, who offers some tips on easy style elevation. Ana launched her beautiful, inspiring blog Grown-Up Shoes in 2009; little did she know that it would soon lead her into a whole new career! Join us today as Ana talks about the path she took from a day job with a non-profit to full-time creative work at Kendra Scott, the value of professional connections, the art of styling, some of her favorite summer looks, and a few elegant party ideas that make hosting a breeze! Plus, I’ve got a playlist full of new music including the latest from Sharon Van Etten, Nashville’s PUJOL, and a sneak peek of the upcoming debut from quirky Wisconsin sextet PHOX. Join us today on BTR for an easy style + music upgrade!
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A recent spike in police violence, NYC is a heroin trafficking hub, and listener mail.
One The Ave. Artist Spotlight with recording artist Dynasty!
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Today I talk about and play music from Sharon Van Etten and Plaid
Kids are being tried in kangaroo courts without lawyers to represent them, the FBI director says terrorism should still be main focus, and listener mail.
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John's big story on heroin use and harm reduction, and Cecily McMillan gets sentenced to 90 days jail and five years probation.
Landscape photographer Victoria Sambunaris talks about her new book Taxonomy of a Landscape.
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Today I talk about and play music from SisterWife and Mirah
Sheila Bapat joins us to discuss her book on the struggle for domestic workers' rights, a new poll shows some Americans support gruesome death penalty methods, and a ton of listener mail.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and cliches. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Selling Out Week we look back at the NFL Draft and Kristy’s newfound Browns optimism, talk about moments that broke our sporting hearts and run through the quick-hits as ever.
Breaking Up is a journey toward self-discovery around the break-up of a relationship. The book takes the reader from this discovery to actually going through the initial emotions of the break-up and the chaos it entails. After going through the emotional ride, you will move onto the acceptance and will begin to let go of the hurt; only then can lessons truly be learned to help you move on with life. Finally after letting go, it is now time to discover who you are and accept the person you are, flaws and all. Each chapter asks questions and provides personal stories and insight on the subject matter being discussed. Breaking Up is a journey in which the author and a few of her close friends have taken and they no longer bring the baggage from the past to the present or future.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane discuss Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin's divorce announcement that was posted on her website, Goop. Then, the pair rip into a CBS article titled "Why You Shouldn't Report Sexual Harassment." The show wraps with a conversation about misogynists using patronizing nicknames for women.
This week we review the not-so "Amazing Spider Man II" and interview one of the film's make-up artists
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Jill Abramson is unceremoniously ousted from the New York Times, Manning's lawyer says she shouldn't be transferred to civilian prison, and listener mail.
This week’s Sew & Tell is possibly one of the most important we will ever feature. I’m joined today by Bangladeshi photojournalist Ismail Ferdous, who documented the Rana Plaza factory collapse on the day it happened: April 24, 2013. Ismail’s images make it impossible to ignore the human suffering and heartbreak that resulted from that tragedy, and show intimate, tangible images of grief and devastation. Fellow photographer and filmmaker Nathan Fitch met Ismail at a workshop, and, moved by his images, the two began a collaboration that would ultimately lead to the creation of their Cost of Fashion initiative. On today’s show, Ismail generously shares his memories from being at Rana Plaza on the day of the collapse and some of the stories he’s heard from survivors, and Ismail and Nathan talk about the inherently problematic fast fashion system, and the ways in which they hope to raise awareness through Cost of Fashion. And as always, I’ve got some new music in the mix today including tracks from Southern Florida’s Helado Negro, Australian pop quintet The Trouble with Templeton, a single off the upcoming June release from The Antlers, and more. Please join us today on BreakThru Radio as we learn more about the single deadliest garment industry disaster in history, and some small and not-so-small ways in which we can help effect some urgently-needed change.
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Something called cut-off culture makes a dude super upset, Glenn Greenwald's new NSA book drops, and Chelsea Manning may be transferred to a civilian prison for hormone replacement therapy. Also, listener mail and checking in on Molly's students' play.
It's Selling Out Week on BTR! On today's show, we're talking with author Holly George Warren about her new book, "A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton" and how much of the DIY legend's life set the stage for many artists we cherish today. Plus, the latest in underreported news and independent media.
Interview with Carlos Classic Material/Freshthetic Store
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Today I talk about and play music from The Beverleys and Angel Olsen
Michael Kirk, the director of the new Frontline documentary The United States of Secrets joins us to discuss mass surveillance since 9/11. Also, the failing case against Blackwater contractors allegedly involved in the Nissour Square shooting, and listener mail.
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Concita Wurst wins Eurovision and becomes the Queen of Europe, the NYPD is recruiting Muslim prisoners to be informants, and listener mail.
This week on the how Portland-based artist Carl Deihl. Carl's work examines the intersections between folklore, the supernatural and communications technology. His projects take the form of video essays and pseudo-scientific lectures and invoke unexplained phenomena like Sasquatch and poltergeists to investigate the glitches, errors and unexpected aberrations of obsolete technology. These projects fall under a body of work called "Metaphortean Research" ---- a term Carl coined to describe his process--- and which he explains for us in our interview.
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Today I talk about and play music from Free Time, Shilpa Ray, Jesse Futerman and Chad Vangaalen
Nine of the jurors in Cecily McMillan's call for leniency in sentencing, revisiting the shaming of Monica Lewinsky, and Obama's administration further clamps down on leaks.
BTR Sports with Sam, Kory and Kristy is a sports show focusing on more than just the results and clichés. Each week we take an in-depth look at a topic from the world of sport from a broader, cultural angle. This week for Street Week we hear about Kristy’s trip to the Kentucky Derby, talk about the future of youth sports and take a street quiz across the sporting world.
Conventional wisdom dictates that our genetic destiny is fixed at conception. But Dr. Moalem's groundbreaking book shows us that the human genome is far more fluid and fascinating than your ninth grade biology teacher ever imagined. By bringing us to the bedside of his unique and complex patients, he masterfully demonstrates what rare genetic conditions can teach us all about our own health and well-being.
This week, The Hash covers cheating Tinder, transgender issues at Smith College, and 'Game of Thrones.'
We review the intense thriller "Blue Ruin" and interview an actor and actress from the film
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Climate change may mean no salt water fish by 2048, alleged Boston bomber's lawyers seek to suppress hospital statements, and battling the PC police with an army of morons.