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For our final three episodes of the year, we took a look back at every artist we played in 2017 and assembled a batch of tracks by those we most wanted to revisit and hear more music from. All of the…
In May, Jordan Grafman (Northwestern University) joined the show to discuss his study on the cognitive roots of religious fundamentalism and his belief that the debate of belief systems will determine humanity's future.
The 2nd of our 2-part review of 2017. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Mudbound.’ Performances from three of the best BTR Live Studio sessions of the year.
We revisit our May 2017 interview with Ryan Devereaux, and our political year in review. Photo courtesy of Neflix via Wikimedia Commons
In May, Darren Samuelsohn (Politico) joined the show to discuss covering the White House, the palace intrigue surrounding the early days on the Trump administration, and the unpredictability of the president.
We revisit our May 2017 interview with Alyona Minkovski, and we continue our Best of 2017 culture round up. Alyona Minkovski, via Twitter
This year, our readers flocked to stories on sex, TV and sex on TV. Other stuff, too.
A look back at some of the best of books and interviews of 2017.
In March, world renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs joined the show to discuss his new book, the importance of sustainable development, and his faith in younger generations.
We revisit our May 2017 interview with Sarah Jaffe, and more Best of 2017 culture round ups. Sarah Jaffe, via Twitter  
Stories of sexual misconduct by powerful men dominated the year.
Today's show features recording artist Otis Clapp.
In August, Adam Johnson (FAIR Media Watch, L.A.Times, Alternet) joined the show to discuss the lack of context surrounding American media coverage of North Korea and how major news organizations never portray the United States as a military aggressor.
We revisit our June 2017 interview with Chepe, and we start our Best of 2017 culture round-ups. photo by scattered1 via Wikimedia Commons
Hillel O’Leary is a New York based sculptor and installation artist whose work deals with ideas surrounding place, time, and belonging.
Back in August, Shea Serrano (Basketball (and Other Things), The Rap Yearbook, The Ringer) joined the show to discuss the process of writing a book, using Twitter as a tool, and more.
The day, sir? Well, it’s Christmas day! We revisit our two annual holiday recordings from vintage Radio Dispatch era.
Flat Worms will get your head banging so hard and your body moshing so intensely that you might explode—it's punk rock.
Julie Kliegman joins the show to discuss her piece about mental health access for college athletes.
The 1st of our 2-part review of 2017. Charles Hinshaw and Joe Virgillito on ‘The Disaster Artist.’ Performances from two of the best BTR Live Studio sessions of the year.
We revisit our May 2017 interview with Rick Rowley, and listener mail on the worst Christmas songs.    Photo courtesy of Frontline
In Part IV, Tanner relates her obligations to her team to that of work, and discusses the importance of normalizing mental health conversations and treatment for student athletes.
We revisit our April 2017 interview with Peter Frase, and listener mail on family members with bad politics influencing your kids.    Peter Frase, via Twitter
It’s holiday season and this week on Book Talk, Host Kory French takes a historical and cultural look at the history and structure of Christmas and Santa Clause through historical publications.
In Part III, Tanner discusses the difficulty of talking about problems with friends, how her goals shifted, and universal frustrations among student athletes.
We revisit our February 2017 interview with Todd Miller, and a look at the Atlantic article about Mike Pence’s devotion to Trump.    Todd Miller, via Twitter
Ten of the most wild & crazy nights of 2017.
Today's show features music from Dave Dar, Da Flyy Hooligan, Supawave Osbourne & Mark Ski.
In Part II, Tanner talks about the added stressors of college and the mental health apparatus that was available to her at Quinnipiac University.
We revisit our February 2017 interview with Cora Currier. Also, how conservative media feeds into Trump’s paranoia and frenzies. Cora Currier, via Twitter
Kristyna and Marek Milde are Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artists and curators, originally from Prague, Czech Republic, working together as a collaborative tandem since 2011.
In Part I, Tanner discusses her packed schedule as a student athlete and the pressure to put volleyball above school.
We revisit our January 2017 interview with Jeff Sharlet, and listener mail.   
The eerie synth of environmental friendly Teen Daze--tune in & get lost in a lovely musical haze.
In Part II, Ellen Hahn discusses the economic motivation for strong smoking laws and the progress of smoking research and legislation in the United States.
Matt Ruby interview Adam Strauss about his one-person show, ‘The Mushroom Cure.’ Jacqueline Soller on ‘I, Tonya.’ And a preview of The Ghost Of Paul Revere’s BTR Live Studio session.
It’s our Holiday Show Kickoff and we revisit our January 2017 interview with Lane Moore on her show Tinder Live, and listener mail.      Lane Moore, via Twitter  
Ellen Hahn joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the link between strong anti-smoking laws and lung cancer rates.
Doug Jones wins in Alabama, and a celebratory pile of listener mail. Doug Jones Photo courtesy of Digital Campaign Manager Doug Jones for Senate via Wikimedia Commons
Sam Gosling joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the connection between weather and personality.
A young boy and his family’s backstory brings the internet on a roller coaster about bullying and racism, the New York Times’ style guide is unbearable in its efforts at neutrality, and Trump’s…
Today's show features a conversations with Kyah Baby, Lyirc Jones & Nefertiitii.
In Part II, Dr. Steve Billet discusses the enormity of the Trump-Russia saga and how strong, loud presidential opposition could be America's new norm, no matter who's in the Oval Office.
It’s the day of the special election in Alabama and we look at the discourse around evangelicals and Trump, a Washington Post story looks in detail at how the tax plan abandoned the middle class,…
Laura Krasnow is a New York- based artist whose work blurs the lines between art, science and technology. Via the medium of photography she constructs recollections of time and placeforcing the viewer…
For the final time in 2017, Dr. Steve Billet joins the show to discuss the wild year in politics, rethinking American exceptionalism, and how recent sexual assault and harassment allegations could end up empowering women in politics.
Roy Moore thinks America was great during slavery, and listener responses to some of our recent discussions.      photo courtesy of United States Congress via Wikimedia Commons
This week we interview U.K.-based band Spinning Coin and listen to their most recent album 'Permo'!         Click here for more episodes of The Music Meetup…
Stephen Gilman joins the show to discuss his recent studying exploring the transmission of mental illness to children of people who have suffered childhood trauma of their own.
Matt Ruby interviews Steve Pestana about the influential party known as ‘Shout!’ that took place in New York City between 1997 and 2006. Charles Hinshaw on ‘The Shape Of Water.’ John Knefel on how the FBI isn’t your friend. Sneak preview of Becca Mancari’s BTR Live Studio session.
Jesse Myerson is here to talk about how the GOP will use the tax bill to further cut Social Security and Medicare, and new info on Flynn’s side projects as National Security Advisor, and thoughts on…
In Part II, Jacob Vigil discusses motivations for medical cannabis as a pain treatment and further research required to broadly accept it.
It’s MGG Thursday and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about the Time Person of the Year cover story and the firing of Sam Seder. Also, Trump is about to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s…
Although many liberals have praised and otherwise been mostly supportive of FBI investigations into the 2016 election, the law enforcement agency has long been known for spying and blackmail rather…
NASA prepared us for every eventuality on Mars, but they never prepared us for what could go wrong on Earth.
Jacob Vigil joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring medical cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain patients instead of prescription opioids.
MSNBC fires Sam Seder after a smear campaign by Mike Cernovich, Robert Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank, and more on the tax plan.    Robert S. Mueller III Photo by Federal Bureau of…
Today's show features a conversation with DJ E-Clyps.
Mara Faccio joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the effects of distracted driving, specifically relating to smartphone applications and games like Pokemon GO.
Mike Ludwig joins us to discuss the looming vote on net neutrality, and Congress passed the horrifying tax bill in the middle of the night on Friday.      Mike Ludwig, via Twitter
Maria de Los Angeles is a New York-based artist who was born in Mexico and immigrated to Santa Rosa California in 2000. Her work is inspired by both personal experience and the the larger political conversations surrounding migration.
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Taia Handlin joins the show to discuss Geraldo Rivera's unsightly tweets and weird behavior over the years.
It’s a special JAMJAM Monday and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about the tax bill and the Republican’s language around it. Also, John is in the studio, and Flynn is pleading guilty!      Jesse Myerson, via Twitter.
We listen to Jessica Boudreaux's latest album 'Fury' and chat about all kinds of things--tune in!
Joe provides a recap of some of the worst political hypocrisy of the week, including senators Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz.
Torah Talk with Matt Ruby & Charles Gould. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Call Me By Your Name.’ Molly Knefel on consequences for secual harassment. Pinact’s BTR Live Studio session.
It’s an MGG Friday and Melissa Gira Grant is here to discuss her latest story on a deadly Vice sting in New York City. Also, John is in the studio to catch up on the tax plan.     Melissa…
M. Beatrice Magnani joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the causes of earthquakes in Texas using seismic reflection imaging.
Matt Lauer is fired from the Today show after allegations of inappropriate workplace behavior, Trump retweets far-right nationalists, and listener mail. Matt Lauer photo by David Shankbone…
Molly Knefel shares her thoughts on the developments in the past few weeks concerning men, specifically in the media and politics, accused of sexual harassment. In this follow up to our previous episode on the topic, Molly outlines the necessity of consequences for those men, no matter their party or professional affiliations. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
A major Latino writer’s intimate but healing journey through addiction, human desire and broken love.
Holli-Anne Passmore joins the show to discuss her study on the positive psychological effects of observing and spending time in nature.
The Washington Post doesn’t fall for a sting operation by James O’Keefe’s organization, updates on net neutrality, and listener mail. Mick Mulvaney photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of…
Today's show features music from iLLSPOKINN & ZAJAZZA, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble, DJ Premier, UFO Fev and Villa G
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the FCC's potential rollbacks of net neutrality, Roy Moore's chances in Alabama, North Korea's new designation as a state sponsor of terrorism and more.
Kenny is back to talk about the colonization of Palestine and the lesser known history of the region before 1948. Also, John is in the studio!
Melani De Guzman is an LA-born, Brooklyn-based professional dance artist. She holds a BFA in Performing Arts and Sociology from  Loyola Marymount University where she studied under Lillian…
Tho Pham joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring Twitter bot activity, including Russian Twitter bots, before the Brexit vote and 2016 American presidential election.
Historian Peter Cole joins us to discuss the new book he co-edited, Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW. Also, John is in the studio to talk about a NYT op ed on why leftists should care about the Russia investigation.
The Royal They is a NYC based band that catches you by surprise with their "normal" looks, but chaotic sound.
Eric Jones joins the show to discuss the evolution of Black Friday, the effect of online sales, and how perceptions of the shopping holiday have shifted over the years.
Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw on Thor: Rangarok, Novitiate, and Roman J Israel, Esq. Sneak preview of Silver Torches’ BTR Live Studio session.
John is in the studio to discuss a long piece at The Cut looks at women’s rage in a post Weinstein era, and listener mail on gun control.
Rich Hanley returns to discuss the connection between football and Thanksgiving and how football mirrors America, including its current state of political turmoil.
Happy Thanksgiving! John is in the studio and we’re talking about Bill Clinton and Joe Biden’s bad histories, and listener mail on impeachment, bikes, and hope.
A story of faith and fraud in post–Civil War America, told through the lens of a photographer who claimed he could capture images of the dead.
Ken Johnson discusses the mobility of Millennials and whether the generation will learn to save better than previous ones.
Frontline’s Jezza Neumann joins us to discuss his updated Frontline documentary “Poor Kids,” about child poverty in the United States. Also, John is in the studio to discuss the latest…
Today's show features music from DJ Premier, UFO Fev, Supawave Osbourne and Villa G.
Ken Johnson joins the show to discuss his recent study that found that home ownership doesn't necessarily correlate to greater wealth, upending a long-held notion about the American dream.
John is in the studio to talk about the incredibly dangerous economics behind the tax plan, Trump’s racism towards black athletes, and listener mail.     Ron Johnson photo courtesy of US…
Delilah Jones is a mixed media collage artist, photographer and poet from Queens, New York. Delilah received a BFA in Photography in 2009 from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Since…
Emily LaFrance joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the link between cannabis use and creativity.
A radio host accuses Al Franken of groping and harassment in 2006, a New York Times story details the amount of civilians killed in Iraq, and listener mail.
The Liza Colby Sound slaps you in the face with true blue raw rock 'n' roll!
Adrian Solgaard joins the show to discuss his creative background, the trials of starting a company from scratch, and Solgaard Design's newest products.
Kate Willett and Matt Ruby on Louis CK’s fall from grace. Charles Hinshaw on ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’ Molly Knefel on the linger effects of the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape; Sneak preview of Jane Weaver’s BTR Live Studio session.
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about how the rigged system is the key to building political solidarity. Also, Morning John on the latest Roy Moore allegations and the tax bill.
Gary King joins the show to discuss his recent study measuring the impact of news media and Twitter discussion, including the surprising power of small media outlets.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to catch up on all the news about abusive men since last week. Also, listener mail updates on Rebecca Black, and the countdown to Thanksgiving…
While many of Donald Trump's questionable behaviors, tweets, and policies have been normalized in the year since he was elected, Molly Knefel shares the one thing that she cannot get over: the Access…
Stephen Davis joins the show to discuss his forthcoming biography of Stevie Nicks, including the artist's cultural resurgence and ongoing relevance in pop culture and rock n' roll.
More allegations and corroboration against Roy Moore, education civil rights activists band together to try to combat Betsy Devos’s dismantling of the Office of Civil Rights, and listener…
Today's show features music from DJ Premier, Bumpy Knuckles, Nottz and Slaine vs Termanology.
Pascal Wallisch joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the correlation between psychopathy and genres of music, and the importance of looking into how psychopaths view the world.
We spend the hour on last week’s reporting on Roy Moore and Louis CK. Louis CK photo by Spc. Elayseah Woodard-Hinton courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Vicki Khuzami is a New York-based artist whose work explores socio-psychological taboos from a veuyeristic perspective by use of the dollhouse. Vicki received her BFA from SUNY New Paltz and has…
Sorin Adam Matei joins the show to discuss his recent book that explores Wikipedia's evolution as an organization, and where most of the site's edits and content comes from.
Morning John on how Harvey Weinstein tried to cover up the women making accusations against him, and a whole lot of listener mail.
Do You like catchy music? Like to be chillin' like a villain? Then tune in & meet LuxDeluxe!
On the Weekly Rundown, Joe discusses the Democratic victories, the further Trumpification of Fox News, and getting blocked by Verrit on Twitter.
Matt Ruby interview Myq Kaplan about his experience with ayahuasca. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Lady Bird.’ Sneak preview of KRISTEENYOUNG’s BTR Live Studio session.
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to bask in the victories from Election Day 2017. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Marcel Bonn-Miller joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring mislabeled CBD extracts sold online and the lack of federal regulation surrounding marijuana products.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to discuss the fact that we actually had a good election day! Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter.
Molly Knefel offers her take on the political response to the recent instances of mass violence in the U.S. noting specifically that although the mass shootings in Nevada and Texas left many more people dead, there were calls for immediate calls for policy change after the event in New York which was carried out by a man from Uzbekistan​.​ Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
In Garden of the Lost and Abandoned, Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Jessica Yu recounts the important and heartening mission of Gladys Kalibbala—a Ugandan “orphan sleuth” who has dedicated her life to reconnecting lost children with their families.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the impact of the 2017 elections, Russia-related indictments, the rigging of the Democratic primary, and more.
Another mass shooting in Texas, Morning John on the Paradise Papers, and what happens when a business start-up expands into education. Photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of…
Today's show features new music from The Council, Tone Chop & Frost Gamble and Conway.
Michael Betz discusses the policy recommendations put forth in the report, as well as other states and policies to emulate.
John joins us to catch up on Donna Brazile’s book detailing corruption in the DNC, and listener thoughts on a DemEnter versus a DemExit.
Meryl Meisler is a New York-based documentary photographer whose work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Historical Society, Dia Art Foundation, MASS MoCA, the New Museum for…
Michael Betz joins the show to discuss the report he co-authored on Ohio's opiate crisis, including the economic factors that have played a role in it.
John joins us to catch up on everything else that happened in the Trump administration last week.   
This week we chat with Blis. and we get real deep. We also listen to their newest album No One Loves You--so make sure to tune in!
Shamir brings on tangents about vaporwave and household AI.
Dean Falk joins the show to discuss her recent study that found modern humanity is no less violent than our ancient ancestors, and that spreading a "feel good" notion to the contrary is troubling.
Rena Karefa-Johnson and Matt Ruby on Mueller’s recent progress and retiring Republicans. Jacqueline Soller ton The Killing Of A Sacred Deer. John Knefel on the solvable opioid crisis. Sneak preview of Versing’s BTR Live Studio session.
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to discuss candy socialism, and our response to terrorist violence. Also, Morning John on Trump’s call for the death penalty for the Lower Manhattan…
Rich Hanley returns to discuss the evolution of NFL protesting, the league's lower television ratings, and Colin Kaepernick's football future.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk the Stripper Strike and Don Jr’s not understanding socialism, and Morning John on Trump’s response to the attack in New York. Melissa…
Despite declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency in late October, President Trump has failed to suggest a specific course of action or propose funding to address the crisis. John Knefel…
A new collection of stories, including some that have never before been seen, from the New York Times best selling author of the Silo trilogy
Eric Schumacher discusses how his study could potentially change the way daydreaming and mind wandering are perceived.
Since we recorded yesterday, one billion things happened with the Mueller investigation, including a George Papadopoulos bombshell, and New York City responds to a violent incident in a school with a…
Today's show features music from Conway, Da Flyy Hooliagn, Jakk Frost, Big Twins & DJ Skizz.
Eric Schumacher joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the link between daydreaming and creativity.
Developmental psychologist Melissa Sage Dumont joins us to discuss the origins and political development of the IQ test, Morning John on the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and Anthony…
Zac Hacmon is an Israeli-born artist whose sculptures represent structures that explores the relationship between the human body and architecture. Zac studied at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design…
BTRtoday Editor-in-Chief Adam Bulger joins the show to discuss Joe's Halloween candy rankings, from leaving out Kit Kats to crowning Twix.
It’s a special JAMJAM Mondays and Jesse Myerson is here to round up all the Republican apologist and revisionism of the last few weeks. Also, Morning John on the tax plan, and checking in on school…
Tune in to hear 'Lost In Magic City' in its entirety & a chat w/ Deaf Poets about opening for The Growlers, making memes, & writing music.
In Part II, Matt Bruenig discusses some of PPP's current projects and response to the think tank's launch.
Jonah Levy on on the NYC Office of Nightlife and “Night Mayor.” Charles Hinshaw on ‘The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).’ Molly Knefel on the Harvey Weinstein story. Sneak preview of Faith Healer’s BTR Live Studio session.
It’s a special Friday Frontline episode where we speak with director Michael Kirk about his new two-part Frontline documentary “Putin’s Revenge.” Also, Morning John on Geogroup, George HW and…
Matt Bruenig joins the show to discuss the difficulties of starting a think tank, the crowdfunding business model, and where a progressive think thank fits into the D.C. environment.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk Jeff Flake and Jane Doe. Also, listeners and Morning John weigh in on Flake and the supposed fissures in the Republican party. Melissa…
Molly Knefel connects the issues raised by recent allegations about Harvey Weinstein to other current news stories and explains why she thinks the story should not be allowed to slip out of the public…
The memoir of a woman who leaves her faith and her marriage and sets out to navigate the terrifying, liberating terrain of a newly mapless world
Sean Sullivan joins the show to discuss why playoff baseball is so much better, the grind of following a full 162-game season, and the potential bright future for the New York Yankees.
Rest in peace to one of the world's first rock 'n' rollers, Fats Domino.
Mike Ludwig is back to talk about what the federal government is and isn’t doing to support opioid users in prison. Also, catching up on the rest of the Me Too listener thoughts.    Mike…
Today's show features music from UFO Fev, Big Twins & DJ Skizz.
Sean Sullivan joins the show to discuss the upcoming World Series, working in sports television, and baseball's growing regionality.
Valerie Adams-Bass joins us to discuss the Youth Act conference coming up at the University of Virginia, Morning John on General Kelly’s military coup language, and listener mail. Sgt. La David…
Carlie Trosclair a Missouri-based  installation artist whose site sensitive installations create new topographies and narratives that highlight structural and decorative shifts that evolve over a…
John Briney joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring drug use among surveyed youth.
Reuben Safire joins us to discuss the devastating fires in California, and John is in the studio to catch up on John Kelly’s comments defending Trump. Reuben Safire, via Twitter
This week we chat with the Swedish-garage rockers Baby Jesus and listen to their newest album Took Our Sons Away!
On the weekly rundown, Joe discusses his favorite podcaster's hiatus and why hatred among countrymen is the biggest problem America faces today.
Twitter Moments with Matt Ruby. Jacqueline Soller on ‘The Florida Project.’ John Knefel on Trump’s ability as a dealmaker. Sneak preview of Zuli’s BTR Live Studio session.
It’s JAMJAM Friday and Jesse Myerson is here to talk Me Too, Morning John on Trump supporters distrust of the media, and listener mail. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Michael Siegel joins the show to discuss his newly published study exploring the link between weak concealed carry laws and higher homicide rates.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk Ivanka’s punk phase, ICE spinning who they target for deportation, and what men could do after Me Too. Also, Morning John on Muslim Ban…
Citing several recent political decisions, John Knefel challenges Donald Trump's self-proclaimed title of "dealmaker,’ describing him as a “hostage negotiator in reverse” due to his willingness…
James O'Malley joins the show to discuss his creation of the New Yorker Trump Bot (@TrumpNewYorker) on Twitter.
We’re joined by Olivier Sarbil, director of tonight’s Frontline documentary, “Mosul.” Also, Morning John, and more listener mail on Me Too. Photo credit: Courtesy of Frontline.
Today's show features music from Big Twins & DJ Skizz, J Scienide and The Proz.
Dr. Steve Billet joins the show to discuss Trump's comments on the Iran nuclear agreement, the administration's heavy rhetoric with North Korea and growing fear and dissension within the Republican Party.
Morning John on Trump’s executive order attacking healthcare subsidies, Mayim Bialik writes a victim-blaming New York Times op-ed, women, trans, and nonbinary people post “me too” on social media to convey the magnitude of sexual assault and harassment. Mayim Bialik Photo by N4chavez courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Becky Davis is a Rhode Island-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice incorporates the collecting of images, documents and oral narratives. Becky earned her BFA from Columbus State university in 2006 and her MFA from Lesley university in 2017. She has exhibited work across the nation and attended art programs at Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Maine, UC Davis in California and a paper making workshop with Master Hoshino in Japan. All videos courtesy of the artist  
Levi Boxell joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the internet's role in political polarization.
We catch up on the Buzzfeed story detailing how Milo launders hate into the mainstream, and the Vanity Fair story on how Trump hates everyone in the White House.      Photo by Shal Farley courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
This week we chat with L.A. post-punk band Adult Books. They're rad, and we listen to Running From The Blows--so make sure to tune in! Click here for more episodes of The Music Meetup (formerly Discovery Corner)! 
Taia Handlin joins Joe to discuss Sheriff Steve Prator's racist remarks and the Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce debacle.
Torah Talk with Matt Ruby & Charles Gould. Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw on ‘Blade Runner 2049.’ Molly Knefel on Trump’s attack on birth control mandates. Sloppy Heads’ BTR Live Studio session.
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to answer questions about his money talk, and problematize the phrase “wasting taxpayer dollars.” Also, John is in the studio to talk more on Weinstein fallout, Ben Affleck, Bret Stephens, and the Vanity Fair article on how Trump hates everyone in the White House. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Katy Collin discusses why Americans should care about the independence referendum in Catalonia.
Ronan Farrow follows up the New York Times reporting on Harvey Weinstein with detailed accounts from 13 women. Also, New York DA Cy Vance knew about it. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
Molly Knefel gives her take on the intended rollback of the Birth Control Mandate, introduced by President Obama, which provides birth control coverage at no cost to approximately 55 million women. While it is important that birth control helps to do more than only prevent unwanted pregnancies, women should not have to justify their sex lives or reasons for using birth control. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Oddisee meet traditional verse in this urgent collection of poems by Pushcart Prize winner and NAACP Image Award finalist Marcus Wicker.
Katy Collin joins the show to discuss the independence referendum in Catalonia and how it fits into the wave of separatism (and indirectly, populism) sweeping Europe.
Frontline’s James Jacoby joins us to discuss his new documentary War on the EPA, the Trump administration rolls back the birth control mandate, and Trump’s feud with Bob Corker isn’t what you think it is.
Today's show features music from Big Twins & DJ Skizz, J Scienide, Sure Shot & J57.
In Part II, David Broockman says it's overkill to assume no persuasion works and says the wealth of new ideas in political science will change future campaigns.
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss his story on migrants smuggled over the border in a big rig truck, and how they were used to prosecute the driver then faced deportation themselves. Also, Morning John on Syria, and a listener update on the historic civil rights picture from Little Rock.
Christina Massey a NY-based mixed media artist whose work explores her interest in the preservation of our planet.
David Broockman joins the show to discuss his recent study about the persuasiveness--or lack thereof--of political campaigning.
We’re joined by Kenny, host of The Movements podcast, who tells us what the Spanish Civil War can teach us about revolution, reform, and fighting fascism. Also, catching up on listener mail.
They have a song about needing a burrito and drugs, and it’s beautiful.
Gymshorts is fast and guttural punk rock w/ angry guitar solos--this week we listen to their EP 'Wet Willy' and LP 'No Backsies!!'
Dan Lane joins the show to discuss his recent study on slacktivism and whether posting online has any positive correlation with real world activism.
Matt Ruby interviews comedian Kate Willett. Jacqueline Soller on ‘American Made.’ John Knefel on Roy Moore as the future of the GOP. Hyukoh’s BTR Live Studio session.
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about a leftist vision of gun regulation. Also, Molly has a piece in Teen Vogue about racial disparities in youth incarceration, and Morning John on Rex Tillerson calling Trump a moron.
Social worker and punk fan Sheridan Allen created Punk Talks to help give people in the music industry access to free mental health care.
Michael Siegel joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring intimate partner violence firearm laws and homicide rates, and where domestic violence fits into the gun control debate.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about the Propublica reporting on Manhattan DA Cy Vance dropping a criminal investigation into the Trumps after getting a donation from their lawyer. Also, Morning John on the House’s 20-week abortion ban and the phone line for snitching on undocumented people.     Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter.
John Knefel offers his take on the victory of Judge Roy Moore in Alabama's Republican Primary for Senate and what it might mean for the future of the GOP and their reliance on bigoted candidates. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Joel Penney joins the show to discuss the importance of virality for political campaigns, the role of memes in politics, and whether Donald Trump's Twitter usage will change how future campaigns are run.
Frontline’s Jane McMullen joins us to discuss her new documentary, “North Korea’s Deadly Dictator.” Also, Morning John on the historic mass shooting in Las Vegas, and a brief look at the Children’s Health Insurance Program that Congress just let expire.    Frontline courtesy of PBS
Today's show features music from recording AWKWORD, Big Twins & DJ Skizz and Nefertiitii.
Joe revisits an interview with Stanford University's David Studdert, who conducted a study on handgun sales in the state of California following mass shootings. He also discusses the resistance to gun registries and the gun feedback loop.
Reporter John Diedrich joins us to discuss the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s investigation of safety violations at plants in Wisconsin. Also, Morning John on Trump’s approach to Puerto Rico and North Korea, and the largest mass shooting in modern American history has just happened in Las Vegas. Carmen Yulín Cruz, Mayor of San Juan. photo by Melvin Alfredo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Jessica Angel is a New York-based artist whose large scale installations are inspired by astronomy, architecture and the underlying structural patterns between these varying fields.
Dr. Steve Billet joins the show to discuss the reaction to the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the NRA's lobbying influence, the role of gun manufacturers, and more.
Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales’ blatant corruption and the popular uprising against it. Also, Morning John on the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico, and looking at Finland’s response to school shootings. Jeff Abbott, via Twitter  
Honey isn't that sweet sappy stuff you put in your tea, it's a killer punk band from NYC here to make your ears bleed!
In Part II, David Wayne tells us why The Political Compass is completely anonymous, how it differs from common personality tests, the importance of a personal political assessment, and more.
Shalewa & Matt on #TakeAKnee, race, Trump, etc. Charles Hinshaw on ‘Battle Of The Sexes.’ Molly Knefel on what Kaepernick started. Siv Jacobsen’s BTR Live Studio session.
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and it’s time for another Theory with Jesse segment, this time, on money! Also, Morning John on the Republicans proposed tax cuts. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are amazing—but this new song is more like No No No.
David Wayne joins the show to discuss The Political Compass, why "left" and "right" are economic terms, how American political discussion is different from that in other democracies, and more.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about what Gary Younge calls “the depths of American bigotry.” Also, Morning John on the primary election of Roy Moore and the death of Graham Cassidy.    Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
Molly Knefel recaps the actions of many NFL teams who, this past week, chose not to participate in the National Anthem before the start of their games -- arguably as a sign of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, who began sitting out of National Anthem in August of 2016 to protest police brutality and the oppression of people of color. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Joe fits in a weekly rundown episode to discuss Donald Trump's battle with the NFL, the patriotism of anthem-kneeling protests, and how the president is intentionally dividing the country along its most significant institutions.
Raquel Salas Rivera joins us to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Also, Morning John on Muslim Ban 3.0 and Trump’s attack on black NFL players, and listener mail on Puerto Rico. Flag of Puerto Rico
Today's show features music from recording artist Nefertiitii.
In Part II, Dave Rand discusses the difficulties in keeping up with fake news, Facebook's potential solutions, and how much onus is on people consuming media.
John is in the studio to talk about the implications of Trump’s speech to the UN, and listener mail. photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Bat-Ami Rivlin is an Israeli-born multi-media artist who lives and works in New York City. Bat-Ami’s politically-charged work “scrutinizes the pivotal moments when barriers between bodies, things, and spaces break down or intersect in unexpected ways.”
Dave Rand joins the show to discuss his recent study about the effects of fact checking and verifying news articles on social media sites like Facebook.
John is in the studio to talk Tom Price and his private planes, Success Academy claims that it’s not subject to Freedom of Information Law requests, and catching up on a whole lot of listener mail. Photo courtesy of District office of Tom Price via Wikimedia Commons    
A Giant Dog is a giant step in rock 'n' roll--listen to their newest album on this week's episode & a chat w/ frontwoman Sabrina!
“I know a lot of people think they know what it’s like to grow up in the hood. Like maybe they watched a couple of seasons of The Wire and they got the shit all figured out. But TV doesn’t tell the whole story.” Rabbit is an unflinching memoir of cinematic scope and unexpected humor.
On the Weekly Rundown, Joe discusses his faux-cover letter for Infowars and James Damore's dumb Twitter poll.
Rena & Matt on Sean Spicer’s appearance and Issa Rae’s comments at the Emmys. Charles Hinshaw on ‘mother!’ John Knefel on BernieCare For All. gobbinjr’s BTR Live Studio session.
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and we’re spending the whole show on healthcare. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Mia Costa joins the show to discuss her recent study on how voters perceived their Congressional representatives based on gender and party.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk police repression in St. Louis and Georiga tech, the erasure of American colonies during climate change disasters, and a listener’s turf war with a TERF.      Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
Today's show features music from Dillon & Diamond D, Wordsworth and Sam Brown, Torii Wolf, Da Flyy Hooligan and more.
Carryl Baldwin joins the show to discuss her recent study about daydreaming while driving and why it's so easy to lose focus behind the wheel.
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss what white liberals get wrong about identity politics. Also, Morning John on the police brutality in St. Louis and the police murder of a Georgia Tech LGBTQIA activist.     Mychal Denzel Smith, via Twitter
Mary Kosuth joins the show to discuss her research on microplastics in tap water and her involvement with the Orb Media investigation.
It’s a special edition of JAMJAM Tuesdays, talking about Medicare for All and combatting the worst of automation under capitalism. Also, Morning John on the Cassidy Graham bill, and the Emmys were a celebration of escapism.    Jesse Myerson, via Twitter.
Jeannette LaPointe is a New York-based artist who lives and works in New York’s Hudson Valley. She received her BFA in photography from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2017. Her series of work titled Heart Street, a photographic exploration of the residents of a rehabilitation home in Kingston, NY, was recently exhibited at the Samual Dorsky Museum of Art. She has also shown at the Troy Center of Photography outside of Albany and Artbar in Kingston, New York. She is a recipient of the Traverso scholarship grant from SUNY New Paltz in 2017. All images courtesy of the artist       
Elena and Joe recap their time at This Is Real, an immersive horror experience in New York City.
It’s a special edition of MGG Mondays with Melissa Gira Grant, talking Facebook targeting anti-Semites, more ICE agents in NYC courts, and Chelsea getting invited then disinvited to Harvard. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
The Values' debut EP premiering exclusively here on BTRtoday! They're catchy pop & angsty garage rock--get the best of both worlds.
In this sweeping history of popular music in the United States, NPR’s acclaimed music critic examines how popular music shapes fundamental American ideas and beliefs, allowing us to communicate difficult emotions and truths about our most fraught social issues, most notably sex and race.
Joe discusses the White House's reaction to Jemele Hill's tweets and why it's problematic for the administration to dictate political speech.
This week, we’re joined by contributor Matt Ruby to discuss four Twitter Moments trending at the time of recording: 1. Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls for firing of ESPN's Jemele Hill 2. One…
Mike Ludwig joins us to talk about his story on how the New Orleans charter system impacts poor residents. Also, the White House suggests that a black ESPN commenter should be fired for criticizing the president, and two tech guys want to replace bodegas with an app. Mike Ludwig, via Twitter
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss President Trump's handling of Hurricanes Harvey & Irma, response to the White House's DACA decision, talk of tax reform, and more.
John is in the studio to talk listener mail on the opioid crisis, and a policy in Britain that punishes families for having more than two kids. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge Photo by Tsai project courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Molly Knefel offers insight on why it’s important to consider the type of language uses when discussing DACA recipients. While it is true that people protected by DACA did not have a choice about moving to the United States, and that they add value to the economy, framing the argument for DREAMers in this light minimizes the argument for rights of those immigrants who are not protected by DACA. It creates separate categories of “worthy” and “unworthy” immigrants when the discussion should really be about human rights and dignity for all. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Today's show features music from Dillon & Diamond D, Wordsworth and Sam Brown, Torii Wolf, Da Flyy Hooligan and more
Chris Tyree joins the show to discuss Orb Media's investigation into micro plastics in the drinking water of more than a dozen countries across the globe.
John is in the studio for a review of the new book Antifa: The Antifascist Handbook. Antifa International photo by Pepa01 courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Taia and Joe discuss their recent articles about the girl who called an InfoWars reporter "a f*king idiot" and the guy who played a piano in public to get his ex back.
We speak with Steve James, director of the new Frontline documentary “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.” Also, Morning John breaks down the corporate media narrative that Trump is an independent pragmatist, and listener mail. Frontline photo via PBS.org
Alison Kudlow is a New York-based artist whose multi-displinary practice explores how materiality impacts our experience of light.
Todd McElroy joins the show to discuss his study exploring the correlation between thinking and physical activity.
John is in the studio to discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates’ essay “The First White President.” Also, what’s going on with Trump and Pelosi and Schumer, and listener mail.    Ta-Nehisi Coates photo by Eduardo Montes-Bradley courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Their upbeat & catchy like pop, but they've got edge & depth like punk--meet the husband/wife duo Sunshine & The Rain!
Francis Shen joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring minority mens rea in an effort to reduce racial bias in courtrooms.
Matt Ruby and Rabbi Avram Mlotek on Judaism today. Molly Knefel on “both sides” talk; sneak peek of Domino Kirke’s BTR Live Studio session.
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here, and John is in the studio, to talk BDS, DACA, Irma, and austerity. Also, NYC school grants free lunch to all, and a poll finds that Republicans fear the so-called “changing face” of the nation. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
In Part II, Mimi Tang discusses the optimism surrounding immunotherapy treatments for food allergies and the type of impact her trial's results could have.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk DACA, climate refugees, and finding the weaknesses in the system. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
Molly Knefel offers her take on the “both sides” argument that often surfaces regarding political parties or activist groups with differing beliefs, which suggests neither side is completely correct in their actions -- especially when it comes to violence. Donald Trump’s comments in the aftermath of the events at Charlottesville is a recent example of “both sides-ism,” which failed to condemn Nazi ideas and hate speech without also attributing blame to those who oppose that thinking. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Today's show features music from Wordsworth and Sam Brown, Torii Wolf & UFO Fev.
Mimi Tang joins the show to discuss her recent study on immunotherapy for children with peanut allergies, which yielded encouragingly positive results.
Jeff Sessions has announced that DACA will be rescinded in 6 months. DACA Protest photo by Fibonacci Blue courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
William Cheung joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring how climate change could shrink multiple species of fish by 20 to 30 percent.
Caroline Nagy joins us to discuss flood insurance policy, and John is in the studio to talk about Molly’s essay on how we talk about Nazis and bullies.      Photo by Bill Koplitz courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Resa Blatman is an interdisciplinary Massachusetts-based artist whose work considers issues of climate change and its effect on our landscape and natural resources. She stated that her work “inhabits the terrain between the poetry of art and nature, and the future of climate dystopia.” Resa received her MFA from Boston University in 2006 and her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1995. She has had solo exhibitions at the Wright Art Center Gallery at the Delta State University in Mississippi, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Georgia and the Hollister Gallery at Babson College in Massachusetts. And she has also participated in group shows at Spartanburg Art Museum in South Carolina, Chen Art Gallery at Central Connecticut State University and Gauntlet Gallery in San Fransisco. And she has upcoming shows at the Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City, the University of New Hampshire Museum of Art and the University Gallery at Western Illinois University. She was an artist in resident at the Vermont Studio Center and the Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard Norway. All images courtesy of the artist Bleached Coral 1, 2017. Arylic, colored pencil and pen on board. 20 in x 30 in Bleached Coral 3, 2017. Arylic, colored pencil and pen on board. 15 in x 20 in Fading Reef, 2017. Acrylic, colored pencil, and pen on Mylar. 96 in x 101.25 in Dispersant, 2017. Oil on hand-cut Mylar. 112 in x 96 in x 8in Dispersant, 2017. Oil on hand-cut Mylar. 112 in x 96 in x 8in Tempest (detail), 2013. Oil and glitter on layered, laser-cut panels. 42 in x 100 in x 3 in The Fall, 2012. Oil, beads, glitter, glue, and graphite on DiBond aluminum panels. 72 in x 156 in
Jeff Leisawitz joins the show to discuss his new book "Not F*ing Around: The No Bullshit Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground."
Ryan Schleeter joins us to discuss climate justice and Hurricane Harvey. Also, listeners weigh in on our discussion about how adults talk about kids. Photo by Planet A. courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Richard Hell re-incarnated with the ultimate femme power and fuck you attitude--meet NYC punk band Animal Show!
A captivating debut about wealth, envy, and secrets: the story of five women whose lives are dramatically changed by the downfall of a financial titan.
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Taia Handlin joins Joe to discuss their recent pieces for the site having to do with enjoyable but sexist entertainment personalities.
Jacqueline Soller & Charles Hinshaw on upcoming fall movies, thoughts on summer movies seen, and Star Wars. Molly Knefel on natural disasters as political disasters; sneak peek of Sad12’s BTR Live Studio session.
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about mutual aid, conservatism, and Antifa. Also, Morning John on conservatism and mutual aid in Texas.
Rich Hanley returns to discuss the biggest NFL storylines heading into the 2017 season, from CTE studies to anthem protests.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk Antifa and Harvey. Also, Morning John on what the mainstream backlash to Antifa is getting wrong.   Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
Molly Knefel offers her take on why natural disasters are also political disasters, explaining that, while many politicians speak out during these times and call for unity, politics have led to communities of color and lower income lacking resources and infrastructure in advance of these events that exacerbate the effects of such catastrophe. She argues that more inclusive politics would have considered the needs of these communities before the devastation hit. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Today's show features music from Wordsworth and Sam Brown, Torii Wolf, Dunbar and more.
Jochen Brocks joins the show to discuss his recently published study that solves the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth.
Morning John on Session’s announcement that he will reinstate the program transferring military weapons to police departments, and tons of listener mail on local actions across the country. 1033 Program Photo by United States Government Defense Logistics Agency courtesy of Wikimedia commons
Justin Ortagus discusses the integration of technology in higher education and findings that surprised him in his recent study.
Molly is back from her week away, Morning John on Arpaio and Gorka, Hurricane Harvey devastates southern Texas, huge counter protests push back Nazi rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley, and listener mail. Joe Arpaio photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Furen Dai is a Chinese born artist who currently lives and works in Boston. She spent years as a professional translator before deciding to pursue an art career that is inspired by cultural history and linguistics. She explores these disciplines via the medium of video, sound, sculpture, painting and collaboration. Dai received a Bachelor in Russian Language studies from Beijing Foreign Studies University in 2010. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Management from Boston University. Since then she has received her Masters of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in 2016. Past exhibitions include the 13th Athens Digital Arts Festival (Athens, Greece), The Feminist Opposition curated by Jessica Hong at Hera Gallery (Wakefield, RI), Now & After ’16 International Video Art Festival (Moscow, Russia), Intangible Threads at The Front Space (Rollinsford, NH), Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival at Talbot Rice Gallery (Edinburgh, Scotland) and Up/Rooted curated by María Magdalena Campos Pons at Brookline Arts Center (Brookline, MA). She has an upcoming show next month Gallery@Spencer Lofts (Chelsea, MA) and a residency at Elsewhere Museum (Greensboro, NC). Furen Dai was a recipient of the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Fellowship for her OMI Art Residency in upstate New York in 2017. All videos courtesy of Furen Dai
Justin Ortagus joins the show to discuss his recent study looking into the IT productivity paradox in higher education - the idea that more technology doesn't necessarily lead to more productivity for institutions.
A series of essays in the Atlantic and the New Republic get it wrong on Antifa.    Photo by Ahmadi courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
This week we listen to the music of The Duke of Surl & chat with frontman Will Brown. Check it out--they may be your next favorite band.
Hell on earth is only one click of a mouse away in acclaimed writer Benjamin Percy’s terrifying new horror novel.
Justin Goldsmith joins Joe to talk all things Game of Thrones Season 7, including favorite moments, fair criticisms, and season finale predictions.
Rena Karefa-Johnson & Matt Ruby on Charlottesville aftermath; Jackie Soller on ‘Logan Lucky,’ directed by Steven Soderbergh; sneak peek of Amy O’s BTR Live Studio session.
Kristina Kopic joins us to discuss a new study on the criminalization of children with mental illness. Also, it’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here! Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
W. Fitzhugh Brundage returns to discuss recent developments in the removal of Confederate statues and monuments nationwide.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to discuss how white women should own their own vested interest in white supremacy, historically and currently, in the wake of Charlottesville. Also, a Success Academy board member suggested that a black state senator was worse than the KKK for supporting teachers unions, and catching up on listener mail.     Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
Today's show features music from Tone Chop & Frost Gamble.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss a wild week in politics, including Steve Bannon's White House departure, Trump's response to Charlottesville, the plan for the continued Afghanistan war.
John and Molly do a deep dive into an essay on feminism and children. Naughty Boy photo courtesy of the Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Now that Adams has burned the bridges with The Strokes, Har Mar Superstar and Father John Misty, the question remains: who’s next?
Angela Coppola joins the show to discuss her upcoming study linking self compassion and positive body image to certain health behaviors.
John and Molly take a close look at the way the momentum behind education reform in New York City has changed since 2014. Success Academy Harlem Photo by Jim Henderson courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Jaanika Peerna is an Estonian-born artist living and working primarily in New York since 1998 as well as in Berlin and Tallinn. Her work encompasses drawing, video, installation and performance, often dealing with the theme of transitions in light, air, water and other natural phenomena. She is often involved in collaborative projects working with dancers and musicians. She has exhibited her work extensively in the entire New York metropolitan area as well as in Berlin, Paris, Tallinn, Helsinki, Venice, Moscow, Dubai, Sydney, and Cologne. Her work is in numerous private collections in the US and Europe and has been acquired by French National Art collection in Paris. Her work is represented in the United States by ARC Fine Art in Connecticut, and Galerie Ulf Larsson in Cologne. She is a member artist at Artist Pension Trust and was awarded the FID Grand Prize in 2016 for her work in drawing. All images courtesy of the artist  
Ian Wallace joins the show to discuss his recent study on osteoarthritis, which found that ancient hunter-gatherers had healthier joints than modern Americans.
Anita Cameron on ADAPT’s fight to stop the Senate healthcare bill, Just John on the short story collection Redeployment, and listener mail. Photo by Anokarina courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
You'll never hear anything catchier. So, prepare your ears for a treat that is Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs!
In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women — a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947— are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
Joe addresses rumors of Donald Trump's resignation, the wave of Confederate statue takedowns, and why he thinks Trump's campaign slogan isn't working in a more conscious America.
Jonah Levy on the effort to repeal NYC’s Cabaret Law; Charles Hinshaw on ‘Detroit,’ directed by Kathryn Bigelow; sneak peak of Bonelang’s BTR Live Studio session.
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk Charlottesville, grief, mourning, and organizing. Also, Just John on the opioid crisis. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Mario Weick joins the show to discuss his recent study on self-perceived intuition.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss Charlottesville and the protests at Trump Tower. Also, more listener mail on Charlottesville, and Just John on the Atlantic essay “How America Lost its Mind.” Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
Molly Knefel challenges a widely accepted falsehood that Donald Trump was elected by poor and lower middle-class white people lacking education, and that those are the people responsible for spreading racist and hateful rhetoric. She explains that the effort to shift this blame comes from a desire to disassociate from racism and to shirk the responsibility that comes from recognizing and acknowledging it. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Today's show features music from UFO Fev, Immortal Tech, Bumpy Knuckles & more.
In Part II, Adam Johnson talks about the media's tendency to frame the United States in a benevolent light and the cultish ideology surrounding American war.
Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss the violence in Charlottesville, Just John takes a close look at Steve Bannon, and more listener mail in response to the Nazi violence over the weekend.   Sarah Jaffe, via Twitter
In part one, Adam Johnson discusses the media portrayals of North Korea and their lack of context, including selective memory about the destruction of the Korean War.
We spend the hour on the Nazi violence in Charlottesville over the weekend. Antifascist Resistance photo by Ahmadi courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Ben Godward is a NY-based artist who works primarily in sculpture and public works of art. He received his MFA in sculpture from the university at Albany in 2007 and his BFA in sculpture at Alfred University in 2004. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at spaces such as The Front in New Orleans, Reservoir Art Space in Queens, Slag Gallery in Brooklyn, Volta 11 in Basel Switzerland and Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. He was a resident at the Socrates Sculpture Park and received a fellowship from the International Sculpture Center, I-Park and Jerome Foundation. He has permanent sculptures installed at the Stevens Institute of Technology and the Hyperallergic headquarters in Brooklyn. All images courtesy of the artist  
Sapna Cheryan joins the show to discuss her recent study that found Asian Americans who are heavier are perceived to be more American, the impact of her research in our current social climate, and much more.
John is in the studio, Manafort’s house was raided, Republicans say they would support postponing the election if Trump suggested it, and New York City moves to dismiss 644,000 warrants for minor offenses. Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson photo by Jbberk courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
A mix of true-blue rock 'n' roll with a folky sensitive side. Listen to the debut album of El Silver Cabs in it's entirety on this week's episode!
Dukes's gripping historical novel tells the tale of a desperate Albanian woman who will do whatever it takes to keep her independence and seize control of her future...even if it means swearing to remain a virgin for her entire life.
Joe rambles on about Trump's threats to North Korea, America's unstable moral position on nukes, and John Carney's Statue of Liberty meltdown.
Rena Karefa-Johnson on anti-choice Dem candidates and DOJ targeting affirmative action; Jacqueline Soller on ‘Good Time’ starring Robert Pattinson; John Knefel on white resentment in the White House; sneak peak of Re-TROS BTR Live Studio session.
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here in the studio to explain markets before, during and after capitalism. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Lilo Stainton joins the show to discuss the GOP's failure to repeal Obamacare, the possibility of bipartisan cooperation, increased public interest in healthcare, and more.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here with Molly and John to talk North Korea, Google, and Congress. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
Today's show features new music from Sean Price, MC Eiht, Dunbar, Maffew Ragazino & more.
Author Shea Serrano joins the show to discuss making a living as a writer, The Rap Yearbook being turned into a miniseries, his new book Basketball (and Other Things), and more.
John is in the studio to talk how climate change is already impacting the United States, de Blasio proposes a millionaires tax to fund the MTA, and a check in on the left conflict around Kamala Harris. Copenhagen Climate Summit Photo by Marc Kjerland courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Jason Moser joins the show to discuss his recent study that found referring to yourself in the third person can help control stressful emotions.
Two different stories look at public school closures and what happens to the kids who rely on so called “failing schools,” and Morning John what to watch for during the August recess. No Child Left Behind Act photo by US Federal Government courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Aryana Londir is a Pheonix-based abstract artist who uses textiles, found objects and paint to explore the relationship between urban life and its implications on humanity. Her work has been exhibited in numerous spaces across the country, such as: Schweinfurth Art Center in New York, Contemporary Art Quilts in MA, Nicolet Art Gallery in Wisconsin, the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Colorado, North Bank Artists Gallery in Washington, Stanford Art Spaces at Stanford University in California, and the Shemer Art Center in Phoenix. And she is a recipient of the AZ Commission On the Arts Grant and the Pilchuck Glass School Grant. All images courtesy of the artist
Rich Hanley joins the show to discuss MSNBC's primetime ratings triumph, Fox News's ties to the Trump administration, the future of football broadcasting rights, and much more.
Anna Lekas Miller joins us to discuss her reporting on families living in Mosul in the aftermath of ISIS. Also, catching up on listener mail.
This week we listen to the new album by The Drums, Abysmal Thoughts, and chat with the creator himself Jonny Pierce!
Doctors tend to the needs of their patients, but patients give meaning to the lives of their doctors. So it is for Cullen Brodie, a twice-divorced California nephrologist, and Ennis Willoughby, a troubled cross-dresser whose life is saved by a rare heart and kidney transplant.
Megan Zuelsdorff joins the show to discuss her recent study that explores the impact of stress on aging brains.
This week, we return to a topic from a previous episode: Lafayette, Louisiana. Lafayette is a large town or a small city, not quite urban and not quite rural, right in the heart of the Southwest…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk strategies for pushing reproductive rights as an uncompromised part of the Democratic platform. Also, Morning John on the new anti-immigration proposal.
Adrian Raftery joins the show to discuss his recent study that project the planet has little chance of meeting the goals set forth in the Kyoto Protocol or Paris Climate Agreement.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk criticism of Kamala Harris from the left, the erasure of critical left voices from women of color, and how calls for sisterhood sometimes only go one way. Also, Morning John on the Trump White House’s idea to go after affirmative action.
Molly Knefel offers insight on President Trump’s recent remarks to a Suffolk County Police Department where his suggestion that officers be rough with suspects was met with cheers and applause. She also discusses the danger of proposed “Blue Lives Matter” laws which could lead to increased sentences for those accused of harming an officer, but make it more difficult to hold law enforcement accountable in instances of police brutality. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Today's show features music and conversation from Dunbar (Sure Shot & Bunchy Cartier).
Tim McGuine joins the show to discuss his recent study about the prevalence of lower extremity injuries among young athletes who specialize in a single sport.
Christian Bowe of the Democratic Socialists of America joins us to discuss their upcoming convention, membership growth, and what it means for the organization today and historically. Also, Morning John says goodbye to the Mooch and hello to more potential obstruction from Donald Trump. Democratic Socialists of America Logo Photo by Chris Engelsma courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
BTRtoday Editor-in-Chief Adam Bulger joins the show to discuss his forthcoming piece on Tim Faust and progressive views on healthcare.
John is in the studio, and we catch up on the healthcare vote.   Public Option Photo by Nanci Pelosi courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Gretchen Schere is New York-based artist whose work with paint and collage re-creates interior spaces that speak to our subconscious dreams. She received her MFA from Hunter College in 2006 and her BFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2003. Her work has been included in exhibitions in the following New York galleries: Art 3, Equity, Firework, the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She has been an artist in resident at the Vermont Studio Center, Governor’s Island Art Fair and Skowhegan. Her work has reviewed in publications such as: the New York TImes, Art F City and XLR8R Magazine. All images courtesy of the artist Middleton, IN, 2013 oil on canvas 18 x 14 inches Chicago Interior, 2013 oil on canvas 18 x 14 inches Untitled, Light Blue Interior, 2013 oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches Drawing Room, 2013 oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches Untitled, Mint Green Interior, 2013 oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches Untitled, Music Room, 2013 oil on canvas 12 x 16 inches Manderley Library, 2014 oil on canvas 14 x 12 inches What the Mirror Sees, 2014 oil on panel 16 x 20 inches Keeping Time, 2014 oil on panel 16 x 20 inches Still Life with Porters Dress, 2013 oil on canvas 16 x 20 inchesStill Life with Coffee Cup and Duck Foot, 2013 oil on canvas 24 x 20 inches Still Life with Clown Nose, 2013 oil on canvas 18 x 14 inches
Terry Clower joins the show to discuss WalletHub's recent ranking of the best- and worst-run cities in the United States.
Molly is back and we’re catching up on everything. Reince Priebus photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Don't let the ultra cheesy band name fool you--these guys are on the top of my list for psych/garage rock.
Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history.
Joe discusses the tumultuous week with the Trump administration, including the transgender military ban, failed healthcare vote, and Scaramucci antics.
This week, contributor Matt Ruby speaks with Christopher Kelley, a university lecturer and a self-proclaimed Buddhist “psychonaut,” or “mind explorer,” who holds a doctorate in Religion from…
The GOP healthcare bill collapses in the Senate, Scaramucci’s profanity laden tirade to a New Yorker reporter, and the House advances a bill to pay for Trump’s wall. Donald Trump photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the healthcare vote, Trump's treatment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and how the transgender military ban doubles as a political distraction.
Trump issues a bizarre new ban on trans people serving in the military, the current state of the Senate’s healthcare bill, Senators Susan Collins and Jack Reed have a hot mic moment, and North Korea could be as close as a year away from a nuclear missile that could reach the United States. Photo by Ronald Reagan and the American Medical Association courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel offers insight on the increasingly authoritarian practices of President Trump which began during his campaign and have continued into his administration. He identifies some of the most prevalent behaviors, which include public attacks on the judiciary, using his base to isolate those he identifies as enemies, and most recently, his criticism of Jeff Sessions who recused himself from ongoing investigations into Russia. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Today's show features music and conversation from UFO Fev!
Celinda Lake joins the show to discuss her firm's recent report which projects 40 million fewer Americans will vote in 2018 elections.
This episode originally aired on July 5, 2017 Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to celebrate the one year anniversary of his book, “Invisible Man Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education.” Radio Dispatch Live Photo by Gideon Oliver    
Marc Meredith joins the podcast to discuss the results of his 2016 study on double voting in U.S. presidential elections and the larger national conversation about voter fraud.
Morning John on the catastrophic news cycle of this past weekend, and catching up on listener mail. Jeff Sessions photo courtesy of The United States Congress via Wikimedia Commons
Daniel Lanzilotta is an environmental artist who repurposes plastic waste, detritus, rubbish, fragments of litter, trash, flotsam and jetsam into works of art. Daniel is also a private chef who advocates for naturally grown foods. He received his BFA from Carnegie Mellon in 1984 and has been interviewed across the media, including by networks such as Channel 12 News, Fox 61 and the Norwalk Daily Voice. He has recently had exhibitions at spaces such as  Green County Art Council in the Catskills, Creativity Caravan in Montclair NJ, Scrap Gallery in Cathedral City. And he currently has work up at Compass Realty in Brooklyn and the Westport Library. All images courtesy of the artist
Marty West joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the effects of test-based retention of 3rd graders in Florida.
John is in the studio to talk about his new theory of Lost, what we have learned about the Don Jr. meeting, and healthcare updates. Demonstration Outside Trump Tower, New York Photo by Anthony Albright courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The Birth Marks are a rock 'n' roll band from the UK who love to watch Friends.
As the song says, get your kicks on Route 66! Dubbed “The Mother Road” by John Steinbeck, this iconic highway has inspired generations of Americans to take to the open road and go traveling.
Joe tackles Sean Spicer's surprise resignation, Trump's New York Times interview, presidential pardons, and how Trump might end up impeaching himself.
Jeff Nazareno on K-pop and KCON; Charles Hinshaw on 'War For The Planet of the Apes' and 'Lady Macbeth;' preview of Brian Hill and the Noh Starrs on BTR Live Studio; Molly Knefel on Dept of Ed and "men's rights"
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about how a land tax could fund the New York City MTA. Also, John on the Times Trump interview. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Dan Ikenson discusses NAFTA renegotiations, the status of the TPP, and the potential consequences of Trump's presidency in terms of America's global leadership.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about ICE targeting immigrant women in Queens sex trafficking courts. Also, John checks in on the 8th person in the Don Jr. meeting. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
Molly Knefel offers her take on the recent statements from the Department of Education which appear to support the roll back of Title IX protection guidelines that were put in place during the Obama administration to deal with sexual violence on college and university campuses. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Today Wayne Ski talk with Skipp Whitman about his latest project Piece. Skipp talks about how he got started in the game and personal content in his music. Follow us on Instagram @btrtoday!
Dan Ikenson returns to discuss President Trump's impact on America's global trade and overall leadership.
Morning John on the tentative death of the Senate healthcare bill, school based health clinics face budget cuts in New York City, and catching up on listener mail. Mitch McConnell Photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Joe continues his conversation with Dr. Stanton Glantz about the importance of making smoking restricted content in movies, and why arguments of artistic integrity don't exactly hold up.
We’re joined by Matthew O’Neill, director of the new documentary from Frontline and the New York Times “Life on Parole.” Also, Reality Winner and the lack of support for whistleblowers. Frontline, via Twitter
Danilda Izquierdo is a New York-based photographer and artist who explores ideas related to social perception and feminity. Danilda received a Bachelor’s Degree in International Marketing from Baruch College and an Associates Degree in Commercial Photography from LaGuardia Collage. All images courtesy of the artist  
Dr. Stanton Glantz joins the show to discuss the influence of smoking in movies, the recent rise in tobacco incidents in youth rated films, and how changing the ratings could help.
Our legal eagle correspondent Summer is here to talk the basics of knowing your rights when interacting with the police. Also, fantastic listener mail! Photo by Achim Schleuning courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Dead Heavens-hardcore punk at heart, but are now dipping their toes into a more psychedelic realm.
In Fucking Innocent, John Andrew Fredrick examines Anderson's three earliest films and discusses each individually and as the burgeoning of the art of one of the most talented of American directors.
Joe discusses Donald Trump Jr.'s Russian lawyer meeting, the continued bashing of Hillary Clinton, and the hypocrisy of Trump surrogates.
This week, we welcome back contributors Oriana Leckert and Matt Ruby to discuss the revelations that Donald Trump Jr. may have met with Russians in hopes of helping his father’s campaign for…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk climate change and having children, male birth control, and updates on the AHCA. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Pete Currie joins the show to discuss his recent findings and pioneering research in the area of stem cells and replacement organs.
It’s MGG Thursdays and the Donald Trump Jr. news continues to escalate at an alarming pace.    Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
John Knefel offers his take on the importance of the information leaked by NSA contractor Reality Winner that revealed how successful Russian spies actually were in penetrating local and state voter databases and how the revelations have perhaps impacted elected officials and voters. Molly and John Knefel are hosts of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
It's the final episode! Experience the drama.
Today's show features music from Everybody Luv Black, MC Eiht & Chuuwee.
Dr. Kirk Breuninger joins the show to discuss Banfield Pet Hospital's State of Pet Health 2017 Report and why obesity rates are on the rise among American pets.
The New York Times reports on an email that informed Don Jr. that Russia had compromising information on Hillary, the conservative Manhattan Institute admits that investing more money in schools shows improved outcomes, and David Brooks still works for the New York Times. Donald Trump Jr. Photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
BTRtoday's own Elena Childers joins the show to discuss her crazy weekend traveling with Stuyedeyed for Send It Week.
Donald Trump Jr. gives a remarkably incriminating statement to the New York Times about a meeting with a Russian lawyer, protesters meet the KKK in Charlottesville, and listener mail. Donald Trump, Jr. Photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Ventiko is a conceptual artist who constructs photographic narratives and public interventions that speak to the idea of performed identity. Venitko’s works have been exhibited and experienced internationally including at the Korean International Art Fair (Seoul, Korea), Sluice London, Busan (Seoul, Korea), Photo L.A., UNTLD BCN (Barcelona, SP), Select Art Fair (Miami and NYC), Satellite Art Fair (Miami), Coohaus (Chelsea, NY), Shirin Gallery (Chelsea, NY), Casa Quien (Santo Domingo, DR), Performatorio (DR), Project for Empty Space, (NJ), the M.O.M.A. (NY) and TATE Modern (London, UK). She has been featured in Interview Magazine, Quiet Lunch, Korea Monthly Photo, Hyperallergic, The New York Times, Vulture, Gothamist, T Magazine, Frieze Magazine, The Creator’s Project, The L Magazine, Artnet News, Beautiful Decay, Vogue Italia and most recently on NBC Channel 4. All images courtesy of the artist
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss expectations and potential outcomes from the G20 summit, as well as President Trump's ongoing war with the media.
John is in the studio to catch us up on North Korea, listeners weigh in on IPAs, and listeners respond to Chepe’s interview on post-carceral solutions.  Goses Photo by Danibelami courtesy of Wikimedia Commons  
Tom Grrrl--they're unique and everyone should definitely give 'em a listen!
Joe discusses CNN's reaction to Trump's wrestling gif tweet, the glut of information available nowadays, and why we as individuals are responsible for cutting through it.
We take a break from our usual format to explore a topic in a different way… In April of this year, during the same weekend of its annual Festival International -- a yearly celebration of…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here, and John is also here! We’re catching up on everything after a week of not looking at the news much. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Dr. Patricia Conrod joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the link between marijuana use and psychotic-like experiences in adolescents.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss journalism under Trump. Also, we’re back from the Fourth of July and catching up on what happened over the holiday. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
We're talking capitalist sex education and philanthropy with Jacqueline Haines, found of Vavven, a sex toy seller that donates a third of its profits to sex education around the world. Courtesy of Jacqueline Haines  
Wayne Ski talks about NBA free agency, The Knicks & his view on the new Jay-Z album. Download the BTR Today app and follow us on Instagram @btrtoday.
Dr. Natasha Karp joins the show to discuss her recent study on sexual dimorphism, or the under-representation of women in medical research studies and trials.
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to celebrate the one year anniversary of his book, “Invisible Man Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education.” Radio Dispatch Live Photo by Gideon Oliver
Thalia Gonzalez joins the show to discuss the groundbreaking new study "Girlhood Interrupted," how perceptions of black girls differ starkly from those of their white peers, and how this problem can be acknowledged and solved.
John’s in the studio again, to catch up on exceptional listener mail, musicians, and maybe nuclear war. Jewish Voices For Peace Photo by Joe Mabel courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
Mary Elizabeth Peterson is an American abstract artist based between North Carolina and Connecticut, whose work is inspired largely by plant and marine life, and water and ecological circumstances. Mary Elization is a graduate of The University of Connecticut and The Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington DC. She is a juried member of the elite Silvermine Art Guild and has received an artist residency grant from The Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been written about widely in print and digital publications and is held in private and corporate collections worldwide. All images courtesy of the artist           
Dr. Michael Cusimano joins the show to discuss his recent study on concussion protocols during the 2014 World Cup and the prevalence of head injuries in soccer.
John’s in the studio to catch up on Trump’s battle with Joe and Mika and the potential role of the National Enquirer, the travel ban, and listener mail. Photo by World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
This week we call up Perry, of Pearie Sol and Teen Liver--we have a chat and listen to some tunezzzzz.
Joe discusses the outrage over Donald Trump's recent tweets, why his base loves it, and why ignoring the president's Twitter feed might be the best way to deal with it.
This week, we welcome back contributors Shalewa Sharpe and Matt Ruby to discuss John McEnroe’s recent controversial comments on Serena Williams and the place of feminism in comedy. Also, Charles…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson joins us to talk Democratic strategy after Georgia 06, more on the AHCA, and Trump’s fear of women.        Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Dr. Charis Kubrin joins the show to discuss her recent report exploring the link between immigration and crime, why crime rates are lower in immigrant communities, and why immigrants are persistently blamed for crime in America.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss more about pride, capitalism, and police. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
It's the second half of our conversation with the fabulous Effy Blue, relationship coach and expert. Let her be your sherpa into the world of sex/play parties and learn how to ask *enthusiastically* what people are into. Consent is fun, it ain't a chore. Courtesy of Effy Blue
Today's show features new music from Mc Eiht, Five Steez, Koncept & more.
Dr. Filippo Menczer joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the spread of fake news on social media websites, the difficulty of problematic bots, and how people can educate themselves against low-quality information.
Chepe joins us to discuss alternatives to policing and John on the SCOTUS travel ban decision and the ACHA CBO score.     Travel Ban Protest at JFK Photo by Rhododendrites courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Mark Andermann joins the show to discuss his recent study about the neural pathways that determine how people respond to pictures of food and other food cues.
John calls in to talk more about the details of the AHCA and exactly how it will screw people, and Molly reads listener mail on the importance of naming and centering people with disabilities as we discuss the bill. Photo by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Margaret-Inga Urías is a New York based artist who works across the disciplines of drawing, photography, installation and sculpture. Her work—which is rooted in scientific research—considers how entire worlds come from and return to dust, a substance that she believes could tell the story of everything that has ever existed. Margaret received her BA from Columbia University in 2001 and an MS from Pratt Institute in 2004. She has exhibited at the Bronx Museum of Art, String Room Gallery in Aurora, NY, City Without Walls Gallery and Visual Arts Center, which were both in New Jersey. She has been an artist in residence at Saltonstal Foundation for the Arts in Ithaca, NY and the Artist in the Marketplace Program at the Bronx Museum.  She is a recipient of the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and a New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship. And her most recent of work titled "Return to Me" is now on view at the Equity Gallery in NYC. All images courtesy of the artist Equity Gallery, Installation View Ink on Paper Drawings 30x22” each, unframed Return to Me: Section 07, Part 01, 2015 30” x 22” ink on paper Return to Me: Section 09, Part 01, 2015 30” x 22” Ink on paper Return to Me: Section 10, Part 01.02, 2016 19.75” x 19.75” Ink on paper Return to Me: Section 10, Part 01.01, 2017 19.75” x 19.75” Ink on paper Return to Me: Section 10, Part 01.01, 2017 19.75” x 19.75” Ink on paper Return to Me: Section 10, Part 01, 2015 30” x 22” Ink on paper Return to Me: Section 10, Part 03, 2015 30” x 22” Ink on paper Return To Me, Ghosts of Catastrophe: No.05, 2016 22.047˝ x 14.173˝ Engraving on Clear Glass Return to Me: From Rock and Cloud, 2016 6” x 6” ea. Ink on paper Return To Me, Untitled Wall Drawing, 2016 223” x 89” Acrylic on wall Return To Me, Untitled Wall Drawing, Installation view through gallery, 2016 223” x 89” Acrylic on wall Return To Me, Untitled Wall Drawing, Installation view through gallery, 2016 397” x 121” Acrylic on wall Return To Me, Untitled Wall Drawing,Gallery installation view, 2017 148” x 102.75” Laser CAD-Cut Vinyl Return To Me, Untitled Wall Drawing,Gallery installation view, 2017 148” x 102.75” Laser CAD-Cut Vinyl Reminders & Remainders No.02, 2014 24x48” Hand-engraved Acrylic panel, mirror, plexiglass, glass Reminders & Remainders No.03, 2015 72x48”x14” Hand-engraved Acrylic panels, glass, charcoal dust, rock fragments Return to Me, Ghosts of Catastrophe: No.02 (A History of Everything That Ever Existed), 2017 (7) 4.3˝ x 2.4˝ x .75˝ ea. Engravings on Clear Glass Return to Me, Ghosts of Catastrophe: No.02 (A History of Everything That Ever Existed), 2017 (7) 4.3˝ x 2.4˝ x .75˝ ea. Engravings on Clear Glass Return to Me, Ghosts of Catastrophe: No.03, 2016 23.62” x 15.75” Engraving on Black Glass Return to Me, Ghosts of Catastrophe: No.06, 2017 23.62” x 15.75” Engraving on White Glass
BTRtoday's Taia Handlin joins the show to discuss the encouragement of Pride and discords within the LGBT community. Then, BTR's Kimberly Ruth calls in to talk about her experience photographing the New York Pride March.
Jamie Bartlett joins us to discuss his new book, Radicals Chasing Utopia: Inside the Rogue Movements Trying to Change the World. Also, John has more fury on the AHCA. Photo courtesy of YOMOSA Entertainment.
Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of The Music Meetup (formerly known as Discovery Corner). This week we chat with Justin North of The Filipino Snares and listen to their music giving a whole new meaning to dad rock! From Louisville, Kentucky, this group of dads make music solely for the reason that they love music. There are no bells and whistles here to trick you into listening. Just passion and talent. Read more about them in the written portion of Music Meetup!
A gripping novel about two sisters who are left homeless by their mother’s death and the lengths the fierce older sister will go to protect her beloved young charge.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the special election results, criticism of Nancy Pelosi, the new AHCA, and the removal of cameras from press briefings.
This week, we welcome back contributor Matt Ruby, along with new contributor Charles Gould, to discuss Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and friction in the relationship between Facebook and media…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk Jon Ossoff, the AHCA, and why the MTA sucks and so does Cuomo. Plus, Morning John on why bipartisanship is meaningless.
Pavel Goldstein joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the effect of touch in synchronizing body functions between romantic partners.
John checks in on Trump, North Korea and Otto Warmbier, and Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia 06. Plus, catching up on listener mail.      Photo by Anupamtree courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Molly Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- offers her take on the creation and criticism of political art in the midst of a Trump presidency. She runs down some of the more high profile art pieces that have been seen in recent weeks and explains that while media attention has been focused on these, political violence has continued to grow against marginalized communities with limited coverage. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Today we're talking all about "relationships by design," with relationship coach and expert Effy Blue. Open relationships, exclusive relationships, polyamory, there are a million and one ways to construct your relationship and we talk about ALL. OF. THEM. Courtesy of Effy Blue  
Today's show features new music from F.Y.I., Brown Bag Allstars, Koncept, CamelPhat & Elderbrook.
Dr. Wei Luo joins the show to discuss his recent study calculating the amount of water need to carve the ancient network of valleys on Mars.
Melissa Gira Grant joins us for a special MGG Wednesday, talking ICE in court, healthcare, and more Pride. Also, Morning John checks in. Melissa Gira Grant, via Twitter
Arif Razvi of Hello Alvin discusses the future of telehealth and making healthcare more appealing to younger generations.
Attacks on Muslims in the US and the UK, a check in on the status of the AHCA in the Senate, and listener mail catch up.       Philando Castile Protest Photo by Fibonacci Blue courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Seldon Yuan is a NY-based artist who received his BHA from Carnegie Mellon University and his MFA from Hunter College. He has published a book of poetry entitled "morning, afternoon, evenings" and performed his poetry across the US and Paris. His art has been exhibited nationally and internationally in various galleries and venues including the Museum of Modern Art, International Center of Photography, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Arario Gallery, Rare Gallery, La Generale in Paris, Gallerie 69 in Oslo, Norway, Around Space in Shanghai and the Museum of New Art in Detroit. He has completed residencies at Chashama North, Bowery Poetry Club, and Naropa University. He has completed a commission for Socrates Sculpture Park in New York for their Emerging Artist Fellowship and was included in the 2013 Bronx Museum of Art AIM Biennial. All images courtesy of the artist Untitled (yes), 2016, Ink on paper. 50x38 inches. Untitled (so sorry), 2016, Ink on paper. 50x38 inches. Untitled (everything is fine), 2016, Ink on paper. 50x38 inches. Behind the brush 2006, mirror and cut paper, 35 x 35 x 4 inches Text reads: behind the brush  we could not have seen one another  then was only sky we had to leave  wondering among other things  where birds came from  where birds go to camouflaged by our leaving thoughts  we saw only ourselves alone  envying stones  we were saddened by logs as arms cradled down back  until our branches touched by chance  there was never chance we are trees  we have always been together Untitled (clock, towel) 2015, embroidered towel. 78 years, the average American Life Untitled (plant, clock) 2012, live plant, dimensions variable Conceived as a meditation on time and its linear and non-linear aspects, the numbers one through twelve are cut into a live plant in a circle to resemble a clock while the two flowering stems resemble a clock's hour and minute hands. As the leaves move in accordance to the position of the sun, so does the order of the hours. Untitled (plant, clock) 2012, live plant, dimensions variable Untitled (plant, clock) 2012, live plant, dimensions variable
BTRtoday's Editor-in-Chief Adam Bulger joins the show to discuss his Father's Day, what the holiday means to him, and the shameful masculinity of hiding in man caves.
John is in the studio to talk about the latest drama in the White House and Trump’s deflection on Afghanistan. Photo by Brandon Butterworth courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Brenda is punk rock, catchy and absorbing all the greatness that's under-appreciated of their hometown in Louisville, Kentucky.
When Katie Doyle sets out for the Hamptons, she is hoping for summer employment, new friends for her young son, and a chance to explore a new love affair with a dazzling investor. What she finds is a strange cocktail of classes, where society’s one-percenters vacation alongside local, hard-working people who’ve lived in the Hamptons for generations.
Dr. Marino Bruce joins the show to discuss his recent study that suggests attending church or religious services could help you live longer, and the impact spiritual health can have on physical health.
This week, we welcome back contributors Oriana Leckert and Matt Ruby to discuss the ongoing hearings in the Senate Intelligence Committee on possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign,…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about the aftermath of the shooting in Virginia, the UK election, and the apartment fire in London. Also, John on the Washington Post report that Trump is being investigated for obstruction of justice.    
Tasseli McKay joins the show to discuss her study exploring the rise in anti-LGBT bullying and harassment.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk Pride and the Babadook, Morning John on Sessions’ testimony, and a special Morning Jake with Jake Bolton on the post-election latest in the UK.    
John Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- offers his take President Trump’s response to the Senate testimony of former FBI Director James Comey and its context within his general approach to those who oppose his administration. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
There's an app for everything -- including STDs.
Today's show features new music from DJ E-Clyps & Anya V, Lord RAJA, Brown Bag AllStars & more.
Matthew Barr discusses his belief in moderation and discipline with video games, and why his study focused primarily on multiplayer games.
John is in the studio to talk about what the hell is going on in Washington this week, and a special Just John on Jared Kushner’s other real estate empire. ACHA Photo by Dan Scavino courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
It seems ridiculous to juxtapose a movie monster with gay rights. But maybe it’s not as ridiculous as it seems.
Matthew Barr joins the show to discuss his paper on how video games can help develop educational skills like communication, adaptability, and resourcefulness.
John is in the studio to talk about how Trump is changing the postWorld War II geopolitical landscape, and Rueben Safire joins us to talk about the current and past context around Assange and Wikileaks. Photo credit: Twitter (@RSafire)
Nick Mehedin is a New York based photographer whose work explores ideas of home, patriotism, travel, space and labor. Nick received his BFA in photography from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2015 and has since had work published in Aint Bad Magazine, Fraction Magazine, Obscura Land, Fotografia Magazine, Business Insider and Juxtapoz Magazine. His photographs have been shown in exhibitions at Aesthesia Studios in Los Angeles, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. All images courtesy of artist Nick Mehedin, Halfway Home Nick Mehedin, Halfway Home Nick Mehedin, Halfway Home Nick Mehedin, Halfway Home Nick Mehedin, Isla Mujeres Nick Mehedin, Isla Mujeres Nick Mehedin, Isla Mujeres Nick Mehedin, Isla Mujeres Nick Mehedin, Isla Mujeres Nick Mehedin, Of Nothing Nick Mehedin, Of Nothing Nick Mehedin, Of Nothing Nick Mehedin, Of Nothing Nick Mehedin, Of Nothing Nick Mehedin, Of Nothing
John Cluverius joins the show to discuss his findings into why contacting your representatives might not be worth it.
Melissa Dumont joins us to discuss developmental psychology, gender and sexuality, and intelligence. Also, John checks in on the Comey hearing, and Labour has historic gains in the British election. Melissa Dumont Photo credit: Twitter (@melissadoom)
This week we start a music-bio book club & chat w/ musical creator of L.A. Takedown, Aaron Olson--plus we listen their most recent album 'II'
What is Improvisational Theater? Can it be taught and learned? What are some of the “Bibles” of Improv? Today on Book Talk I speak with two professional performers and instructors in New York on Improv Theater.
Hillary Abraham joins the show to discuss MIT's recent report on declining interest in self-driving cars.
This week, we welcome back contributors Ester Steinberg and Matt Ruby to discuss the ongoing issue of so-called “Fake News”. Also, Charles Hinshaw returns to discuss the new movie, Wonder Woman,…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk liberalism, comedy, and integration. Also, listener mail!
Dr. Robert Liu discusses the role of optogenetics in his study and the difference between pair bonding in voles and love in human beings.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk news consumption, distraction, and reliability. Also, John checks in on the attack in Iran. Photo credit: Twitter (@melissagira)
We talk with Dr. Prum about finding answers about human reproductive politics in animal sex selection.
Today's show features new an Interview and new music from King Shampz.
Dr. Robert Liu joins the show to discuss his recent study on the brain chemistry of monogamous voles.
We check in with Jake Bolton on the latest in the increasingly higher stakes British election, John checks in on Trump’s slippery slope, and the beginnings of an integration plan are proposed in New York City.    Photo credit: Twitter (@JakeBolton)
BTRtoday's own Taia Handlin joins the show to discuss the lace shorts for men, the logistics of a romper, and whether recent social media men's fashion trends are coopting gender bending styles and culture.
Trump attacks London’s Muslim mayor in the wake of new terrorist attacks there, Bill Maher continues to be a racist, John on the torture report, and listener mail.     Photo by JJARichardson courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Rachael Dunville is a Missouri-based fine art photographer whose work explores the photographic encounter as a serious, seductive, and often complicated human exchange. Rachael received her BFA from Missouri State University and her MFA from School of Visual Artst in New York. Her work has been widely exhibited, including a solo exhibition of the Show Me State series at Michael Mazzeo Gallery in New York City. All images courtesy of the artist Rachael Dunville, Carolyn Rachael Dunville, Carolyn Rachael Dunville, Carolyn Rachael Dunville, Carolyn Rachael Dunville, Carolyn Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State Rachael Dunville, Show Me State
Joe discusses President Trump's reactions to the weekend's terror attack in London and how we might think about treating his Twitter feed going forward.
John’s in the studio to talk about the broader implications of Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, plus red-baiting in Brooklyn schools, and listener mail. People's Climate March 2017 Photo by Dcpeopleandeventsof2017 courtesy of Wikimedia Commons  
This week we chat with and listen to the music of synth-rocker, Cold Beat!
A vivid, unforgettable story of an unlikely sisterhood — an emotionally powerful and haunting tale of friendship that illuminates the plight of women in a traditional culture.
John Cook returns to discuss the impact of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.
This week, we welcome both our regular contributors on movies, Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw, to preview and discuss the top five movies we’re each most looking forward to this summer.…
It’s JAMJAM Friday and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about Portland, white people standing up for people of color, and the upcoming the British election. Also, Morning John on the Paris climate accord.
Dr. Steve Billet discusses President Trump's odd NATO comments, his treatment of longstanding U.S. allies, and the prospects of Robert Mueller leading the Russia investigation.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about TERFS at Left Forum and more on how to talk about Trump. Also, listener mail! Photo credit: Twitter (@melissagira)
We're talking masturbating with eggplants. Literally (well, kinda).
Today's show features new music from DJ E-Clyps & Anya V, Lord RAJA, Com Truise, Baldi & Cherub.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss comedian Kathy Griffin's tasteless beheading and our obsessions with President Trump's Twitter actions.
A white supremacist has killed two people in Portland, a Texas Republican called ICE on protesters, and listener mail. Antinazi-Antifascism-Graffiti Photo by Cogiati courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
W. Fitzhugh Brundage believes the discussion around Confederate monuments will continue as he talks about the Southern memory of the Civil War.
It’s a very belated JAMJAM talk with Jesse Myerson, about the Montana special election, tearing down confederate statues, and how they make Planet Earth.
Aaron Schraeter is a New York-based artist whose work with found materials explores narratives that are part diary and part metaphor. He received his BFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2009 and an MFA from Queens College in 2012. He has recently shown at The Gallery at Gamine, Klapper Hall Gallery, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, David & Schweitzer Contemporary and the Greenpoint Gallery. He currently has a public sculpture on view at the 1st Avenue Green Park in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. All images courtesy of the artist
W. Fitzhugh Brundage joins the show to discuss the rise in demand to remove Confederate memorials in the South, the practice of historical triage, and why the monuments should be removed but not destroyed.
It’s Memorial Day, and the news from Montana is bad, the New York Times op-ed on Trump and child development is good, and the listener mail pile is the best. Photo by Jim Winstead Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons          
Don't bee spooked, they're like Casper the cool ghost--Cool Ghouls' tunes are old school, like '60s pop & '70s rock. Check them out here!
Alyan’s debut novel Salt Houses explores a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement and home.
Dr. Rachel Winograd joins the show to discuss her recent study about self observed perceptions of our drunk personalities, and how we can better understand our drunken selves.
This week, we welcome back contributor Matt Ruby and, for the first time, new contributor Ester Steinberg to discuss the particulars of a potential Mike Pence presidency should Donald Trump somehow…
It’s MGG Thursdays, this week on Friday, and Melissa Gira Grant joins us to talk about Ivanka Trump’s new human trafficking project, the Montana body slam, and Melania’s hand slaps. Also, John on the AHCA’s new CBO score and the latest scandal roundup. Photo credit: Twitter (@melissagira)
James Pursey discusses APOPO's HeroRATs, overcoming commons stigmas surrounding the animals, and APOPO's newest project in Colombia.
Ryan Devereaux is here to discuss ICE arrests under Trump, as well as the FBI surveillance of the Bundy family. Also, catching up on listener mail. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
John Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- offers some background on Robert Mueller, the former FBI Director who was just appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as Special Counsel to investigate potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election cycle. Along the way, he describes an episode that involved both Mueller and his recently fired successor at the FBI, James Comey, in which the two gained reputations for integrity among many in Washington, DC, and the media. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Today we're talking sex tech with Bryony Cole, host of the podcast Future of Sex.
Today's show features new music from DJ E-Clyps & Anya V, Kyah Baby, Baldi & Cherub.
James Pursey of APOPO joins the show to talk about training rats to smell landmines, the organization's founding, and the problem of landmine contamination around the world.
A bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, John checks in on Trump’s effort to halt the Russia investigation, and listener mail. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons      
Jordan Grafman discusses our brain development over time, the possibility of a world without rigid or radical beliefs, and the potential trouble of removing core beliefs.
Michael Kirk on tonight’s Frontline documentary Bannon’s War, John on Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia, and Trump’s cuts to the education budget.     Photo credit: Twitter (@KDGKirk)
Karen is a recipient of the Instituto Sacatar Fellowship (Brazil), the MacDowell Colony Artist Fellowship, Canada Council for the Arts Grants, the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography from the Canada Council, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals throughout North America and Europe, including the Liverpool Biennial, the Bring to Light Festival on the Brooklyn waterfront. All images courtesy of the artist Installation at MOCCA in Toronto for the CONTACT Photography Festival in 2007. Big Game, 2005. Installation view of West Wall, 5 x 65 feet.  
Jordan Grafman joins the show to discuss his recent study in Neuropsychologia exploring the biological reasons for religious fundamentalism and other deeply held beliefs.
Alyona Minkovski on what it’s like to be a Russian-American right now and thinking critically about the ways we talk about Russia. Also, John has the latest news from DC, and listener mail.    Photo credit: Twitter (@AlyonaMink)
This week listen to the 7-piece band Evolfo, and chat with the man who brought them altogether, Matthew Gibbs.
The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World explores the vital role of the Liberal Arts in humanizing our technology.
Benjamin Friedman returns to discuss domestic tumult's effect on foreign policy, how the U.S. can afford to start wars in the Middle East, and why the current administration shouldn't be trusted with wars.
This week, we welcome back contributor Matt Ruby and, for the first time, new contributor Shalewa Sharpe to discuss ongoing issues in the so-called “gig economy” and Netflix’s recently released…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to talk about freed political prisoners, a legitimately rad DA in Philly, and Hillary’s new project Onward Together. Also, John rounds up this truly incredible week.
Benjamin Friedman joins the show to discuss what President Trump's unpredictability means for our allies and adversaries, the lack of strategy in Syria, and why the president has become more of a traditional hawk.
It’s MGG Thursdays and Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss Chelsea Manning’s freedom. Also, John checks in on the latest onslaught of scandals. Photo credit: Twitter (@melissagira)
It's Masturbation Month! Grab your vibrators, your dildos, your Frankenstein Fleshlights, whatever you need to tickle your bits and listen to the sultry sounds of my voice while you're at it. We're talking about sex toy distributor Lovehoney's new survey about people's masturbation habits. Turns out people like it, who knew. Later, we're talking with comedian Kate Willet about her comedy and communal living. Follow her on Twitter @katewillet. Courtesy of Kate Willet
Today's show features a nterview and music from Baldi's Songs For A Future You.
Melody Lee of the Katal Center joins the show to discuss the #CLOSErikers campaign and much needed criminal justice reforms in New York City.
Reuben Safire is back to discuss the South Korea elections as well as living with a chronic illness under Trump, and Laura Eyring is here to discuss the intersections of veganism and climate change.       Photo credit: Twitter (@RSafire)
Mark White discusses how investigations like his could make us more conscious of our prejudices and defenses for them,.
Rick Rowley joins us to discuss the new Frontline documentary “American Patriot: Inside the Armed Uprising Against the Federal Government.” Also, John checks in on what to keep an eye out for from Trump this week, and a New York City school turned away a federal immigration agent who was looking for a 4th grader. Photo credit: Twitter (@frontlinePBS)
Daniel Cooney, founder of Daniel Cooney Fine Art, is a gallerist, curator and auction specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois. He has held adjunct faculty positions at the University of Illinois, the Fashion Institute of Technology, The New School, the School of Visual Arts and has lectured widely on contemporary and historical photography. Daniel began his gallery career at the James Danziger Gallery and continued as Associate Director of the Julie Saul Gallery. He was also the Director of Online Photographs at Sothebys.com. All photographs courtesy of Daniel Cooney  
Mark White discusses his recent study about justifying racial prejudices with the "free speech" defense, and how people tend to shape overarching principles like freedom of speech to their preexisting worldview.
Sarah Jaffe on organizing and resistance across the country, John is in the studio to talk more Comey and Sessions, and listener mail.     Photo credit: Twitter (@Sarahljaffe)
This week we chat w/ Nashville's Daddy Issues and listen to a SNEAK PEAK of 'Deep Dream'--out May 19!
Great With Child tells the story of ambitious, driven Abigail Thomas. Up for partnership at a prestigious law firm, she is thrown by an accidental pregnancy that threatens to upend her life. Witty, warm, and wise, this novel confronts the true meanings of love, morality, and duty.
Joe offers his thoughts on President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, the appearance of a coverup, and the absurdity of Trump's lawyer's statement about the president's tax returns.
This week, we welcome back contributor Oriana Leckert and, for the first time, new contributor Alexander Augustyniak to discuss the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, the most recent version…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays, and Jesse Myerson is here to check in with Molly on protests in Harlem, Iowa, and the connections in between. Also, John on the continued Comey fallout.
Andrew Lakoff discusses how our normal sites of trust have been undermined in recent months, the need for gatekeepers of consensus, and optimism for future convergence of scientific, political, and social circumstances.
It’s MGG Thursdays, and Melissa Gira Grant is here to push back on the language of abuse to describe Trump’s politics. Also, John on the Comey bombshell. Photo credit: Twitter (@melissagira)
John Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- offers his take on the most recent version of the GOP’s health care bill, meant to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act. In addition to taking away key provisions that have become popular to many, it also basically amounts to a large tax cut for wealthier Americans. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
Today we’re talking with Professor Gretchen Ely, lead author on the study “Where Are They Now and How Far Must They Go? Examining location and travel distance in U.S. Abortion Funds Patients.” I also go on a slight tangent about this here talking, insulting vibrator. Because we don't have enough shitty things in the world.
Today's show features music from Sísy Ey, Chuuwee & Trizz, DJ E-Clyps and Homeboy Sandman.
Andrew Lakoff joins the show to talk about why some people don't vaccinate their children, the idea of collective responsibility, achieving greater trust in authority, and more.
John on the Sally Yates testimony, Jake Bolton on updates from the UK election, a late briefing on de Blasio’s 3K for All, new data on arrests in NYC schools, and Rod Blum holds a town hall in our high school gym. Photo credit: Twitter (@JakeBolton)
John Cook joins the show to discuss his recent study regarding misinformation about climate change, the trouble with giving equal weight to contrarian views, and the importance of educating about misleading argumentation.
John on the Kushner family’s corruption, Emmanuel Macron wins the presidential election in France, and big time listener mail catch-up. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
Jaynie Gillman Crimmins is a Brooklyn-based artist who uses re-purposed material, such as shredded financial statements and junk mail, in order to make elaborate textural pieces that interweave narratives about her own beliefs and behaviors, and consumer culture. Crimmins’ work has been exhibited at 2016’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show, the 8th Annual Governor’s Island Art Fair and her new project in process, Building a Blue Wall, was recently installed at the John Doe Gallery in Brooklyn. She will be showing work at 470 Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn, which opens June 2nd. All images courtesy of the artist  
David Studdert joins the show to discuss his recent study of handgun sale increases following major mass shootings, the difficulty of firearm research, and the politicization of gun ownership in the United States.
David Banks joins us to discuss Science and Technology Studies and how to talk about science and bodies of knowledge, John on the religious freedom executive order, and listener mail catch up. Photo credit: Twitter (@DA_Banks)  
Check out Side Eye--the Pittsburgh-based band comprised of some badass chicks spitting out your new favorite punk/doo-wop/surf rock inspired tunes.
Set at the end of World War II, in a crumbling Bavarian castle that once played host to all of German high society, a powerful and propulsive story of three widows whose lives and fates become intertwined.
Joe discusses the AHCA passing House and how media coverage of politics mirrors that of sports and changes the way we frame and discuss it.
This week, contributor Oriana Leckert discusses ‘Demystifying Government,’ a series of panels she has been involved in organizing since the 2016 election to help people to educate and/or update…
It’s JAMJAM Fridays, and Jesse Myerson joins us to talk healthcare and Palestine. Also, Morning John is here to also talk about healthcare and the absolute corruption of the Republicans.    
Darren Samuelsohn is back to discuss Donald Trump's dogged commitment to campaign promises and the conflicts of interest created by the president's businesses.
It’s MGG Thursdays, and Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk May Day, that feel-good Heineken ad, and David Brooks’ wedding registry. Also, John on the phone call between Trump and Putin. Photo credit: Twitter (@melissagira)
Molly Knefel -- one half of the sibling host team of the longrunning progressive politics podcast, Radio Dispatch -- offers her take on new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and his first vote since being confirmed to his seat. The decision, which despite Gorsuch’s previous assertions that all human lives are valuable, allowed a man to be executed in Arkansas. Music featured in the episode: "Untitled" by Tiny Victories
America needs to get its act together and remember that women's bodies are not alien bodies, but normal, functioning human bodies that deserve every bit of respect and autonomy that male bodies receive.
Today's show features an interview and new music from Superwave Osbourne.
Politico Senior White House Reporter Darren Samuelsohn joins the show to discuss the raucous early days of the Trump administration, continued leaking from White House staffers, palace intrigue in the West Wing, and more.
John explains why Trump’s worship of Andrew Jackson is as racist as it gets, a black 15-year-old was killed by Texas police, Jimmy Kimmel delivers a touching monologue about his newborn son and healthcare, and catching up on listener mail. Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons
Jason Steinberg of the International Sports and Music Project discusses taking access to sports for granted, viewing refugees in a harsh light, and the process of building a nonprofit and going all in.
Reuben Safire joins us to discuss the regional context around North Korea, John on the Congressional deal that averted a government shutdown, the New York Times op-ed staff shows contempt for its readers, and listener mail. Photo: Twitter (@RSafire)
Joe Joe Orangias is a visual artist, activist and writer based between New York City and Geneva. His projects, often collaborative and site-specific, focus on monuments, public space, queerness, decolonization and sustainable development.
Jason Steinberg, founder of the International Sports and Music Project (ISMP), joins the show to discuss how he got the organization started, how it's been received, and why sports and music serve as universal connectors.
Paul Greenberg joins us to discuss his book and new Frontline documentary, “The Fish on my Plate.” Also, Nick Pinto joins us to talk more about the Fearless Girl, and catching up on listener mail. Photo credit: Twitter  @macfathom Photo credit: Twitter @4fishgreenberg
Meet Monograms! They're a mixture of synth pop and punk rock, and who could ask for more??
A beguiling tale of blood ties, bad choices, and our tormented efforts to connect in the digital world.
Joe discusses the current unpredictability of American foreign relations, as well as Donald Trump's interview with Reuters, where the president admitted he thought the job "would be easier."
This week, contributor Matt Ruby offers his perspective as a comedian on recent so-called “socially conscious criticism” and “hot take” reviews of recent specials by Dave Chappelle and Louis…
Jesse Myerson joins us to talk about the politics of science, pro-life Democrats, and what taxes should look like. Also, Morning John on the new office set up for people to report immigrants.
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Elena Childers joins the show to discuss her love for music, how she began covering it, and what to do to immerse yourself in a city's music scene.