Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the defining political story of 2018—President Donald Trump.
It’s Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we’re revisiting our interview with Osita Nwanevu on America’s history of separating families. Also, it’s our Radio Dispatch Domestic Policy Year in…
These are songs from the best interviews from 2018—they’re all awesome & everyone needs to check them out.
Joe revisits his appearance on Owen Shroyer’s “War Room” live on Infowars.
It’s Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we’re revisiting our interview with Molly Crabapple on her book, Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian Civil War. Also, our Foreign Policy Year in Review. Photo courtesy of Molly Crabapple
J. McVay shares his 10 favorite films of 2018. He also revisits a few documentaries from the Tribeca Film Festival that really deserve distribution and looks ahead to some films out in 2019 he and his colleagues caught at the festivals this year.
Joe recaps some of the best interviews of the year from his daily podcast.
Joe revisits his interview with Popula’s Maria Bustillos about her Anthony Bourdain interview, perhaps the celebrity chef and author’s final public comments, published a month after his death.
It’s Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we’re revisiting our interview with Natalie Shure on Medicare for All. Also, families of students with disabilities have filed a lawsuit against Success…
A look back at the full year of Book Talk with 5 of the best bits, and 5 more honorable mentions
Joe revisits his interview with Alicia Walker about her study exploring penis size and self esteem, and how internet trolls forced her to cancel it.
It’s Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we’re revisiting our interview with Nathan Robinson on media coverage of Israel and Palestine. Also, the Senate advances a resolution to stop the Saudi-backed war…
Today’s show features music from Yashmall Allah, Vstylez, Roc Marciano & more.
Joe revisits his May interview with Champagne Sharks host Trevor Beaulieu (@RickyRawls) about Kanye West’s public meltdown and how his struggles with race and white approval mirror those of Basquiat.
Our Christmas episode, featuring The Insecure Chef and John’s first NYC Christmas job.
Verónica Peña is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores migration policies, cross-cultural dialogue, and women’s empowerment
Joe revisits his February interview with Corey Rhyan, whose research calculated the economic cost of the opioid crisis to be more than $1 trillion since 2001.
It’s Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we’re revisiting our interview with Bryce Covert on Medicaid work requirements, which have only gotten worse since we spoke to her in May. Also, Trump escalates the drone war. Photo courtesy of Bryce Covert
The holiday is approaching and you’re gonna need some chill music to play for your family dinner that rocks.
Joe revisits his February interview with Eric Gugick, one of his former teachers, in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
It’s Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we revisit our interview with Meagan Day on the Workplace Democracy Act. Also, New York City public housing resisted tests showing that children are exposed to elevated levels of lead paint. Photo courtesy of Meagan Day
J. McVay and Jackie Soller on Pawel Pawlikowski’s movie, ‘Cold War.’ Plus some favorite 1st Person segments and BTR Live Studios performances. And we revisit our discussion of ‘Phantom Thread,’ our first movie review of 2018.
In Part 2, Jennifer Erb-Downward discusses policy recommendations from her brief, including discussing school attendance barriers like transportation with families of homeless students.
It’s Radio Dispatch’s Best of 2018, and we revisit our interview with Micah Uetricht on resurgent labor militancy. Also, we discuss the way Kirsten Gillibrand is being iced by Democrats for calling…
In this episode, I took a detailed look at some of the best books out there to explain this magical time of year.
Jennifer Erb-Downward of the University of Michigan joins the show to discuss her recent policy brief exploring chronic absenteeism among homeless students in Michigan.
It’s Radio Dispatch’s Best of 2018, and we revisit our interview with Nima Shirazi on Trump’s destruction of the Iran deal. Photo courtesy of Nima Shirazi
Today’s show features music from Bozack Morris & J-Scienide, Miladic, Roc Marciano & more.
In Part 2, Curtis Deutsch and Justin Penn discuss the underlying factors of the “The Great Dying” which, through their research simulations, should apply today.
It’s Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we’re revisiting our interview with Alexis Goldstein on Medicaid work requirements. Also, it’s our annual discussion of the communism of It’s a Wonderful Life, and…
Janice Sloane is a NY-based artist who works with themes of decay and impermanence. She has had solo exhibitions at: The Shala Yoga House in NYC, Gallery 117, Governors Island Art Fair, Repair Shop…
Curtis Deustch and Justin Penn of the University of Washington discuss their recent study exploring global warming during earth’s largest mass extinction period known as “The Great Dying.”
It’s Radio Dispatch Best of 2018 and we’re revisiting our interview with Charlotte Shane about the bizarre framing of the incel phenomenon. Also, tech companies are compiling data on kids from before they’re born.
This week we listen to Porcupine’s most recent release & chat with bassist Greg Norton (former bassist of Hüsker Dü)—so tune in!
In Part 3, Aisling and Joe discuss how self-care pushes actual mental health issues aside and the absurdity of medicalizing everyday activities.
It’s Radio Dispatch best of 2018 and we’re revisiting our interview with Briahna Joy Gray on Democratic strategy. Also, Ross Douthat longs for the old white rulers.
Rabbi Avram Mlotek revisits 2018 w/ Matt Ruby and J. McVay. Jacqueline & J on the new movie, ‘Mary Queen of Scots.’ And a sneak preview of The Dirty Nil’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
In Part 2, Aisling McCrea discusses social media and how idealistic representations of women have worsened with the shift to non-traditional media.
A Propubilca story shows that poor people get audited at a higher rate than rich people, the debate over whether Bernie should run in 2020, and the mother who had her baby ripped from her arms by the…
A collection of hilarious personal essays and political commentary from the charming, feminist and wickedly funny creator and host of the “Throwing Shade” podcast and TV show
Aisling McCrea joins the show to discuss her recent piece for Current Affairs discussing self care and how its framed as an individual problem rather than taking societal pressures and stressors into context.
Catching up on the protests in France, the NYPD engages in its own form of family separation, an enthusiastic goodbye to John Kelly, and Maria Butina enters a guilty plea. Emmanuel…
Today’s show features music from Bumpy Knuckles, Dj Skizz, Dunbar & UFO Fev.
In Part 2, Bryor Snefjella discusses Twitter’s utility in language studies, pop culture reinforcing national stereotypes, and potential implications of his study’s findings.
Trump is directly implicated in felonies, the establishment is looking to crush Medicare for All, and Paul Ryan’s long con.
Jackie Brown is a Maine-based artist who makes biomorphic sculptures and drawings that explore our relationship to living systems. Her work has been featured in exhibitions across the United States,…
Bryor Snefjella joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring Twitter language to identify national character stereotypes between Canadians and Americans.
Kevin Hart refused to apologize for homophobic jokes, and Republicans dirty tricks in Michigan and North Carolina.
This week we chat with Olivia Scibelli, frontwoman to Nashville-based band Idle Bloom & listen to their most recent album.
In Part 3, Jeff Bellone discuses Kevin Durant rumors and Knicks Film School’s content and charitable mission this year.
The NYPD has its own drone program, Saudis bought huge blocks of rooms at the Trump hotel, and Trump didn’t ruin HW’s funeral and thus got lots of credit for being reasonable.
J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw discuss ‘Roma,’ ‘Vox Lux,’ and ‘Creed II.’ And a preview of Coco Verde’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
In Part 2, in Jeff Bellone discusses the curious case of Frank Ntilikina and whether or not the Knicks are likely to tank the rest of the 2018 season.
Michael Flynn substantially cooperated with the Mueller investigation, and Wisconsin Republicans circumvent democracy.
The world of ragtime is the backdrop for a remarkable story about the price of freedom, the longing for immortality, and the human need to find forgiveness
Knicks Film School creator Jeff Bellone returns to discuss the biggest storylines surrounding the 2018 New York Knicks.
George H.W. Bush was very bad, and here’s why.
Today’s show features music from K. Gaines, Lyric Jones, Wize Crack, DJ Jon Doe X ID4Windz and Shabaam Sahdeeq.
J.McVay joins the show to discuss Joe’s list of the worst right wing pundits of 2018, including some recent additions.
What happens when members of the media identify more with each other than oppressed communities, the Republican Party has no ability to learn from its midterm losses, and the bizarre vote outcomes in North Carolina.
Rosary Solimanto is an activist and artist whose work explores disABILITY identity, biology, healthcare and medicine from a humanitarian perspective.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Michael Cohen’s potential impact on the Mueller investigation and Donald Trump’s recent defensiveness.
It’s a Russiagate Roundup, catching up on the news about the Putin Penthouse, the Moscow project, Michael Cohen’s plea, and scrutiny on Jerome Corsi.
This week we listen to NYC gritty, thrashy & trashy punk rockers Surfbort & chat w/ frontwoman Dani Miller.
In Part 2, Maura Quint discusses why there aren’t more conservative comedians and the objective of political satire.
Catching up on two stories of ICE human rights violations, and a long story shows how Trump’s secretary of labor essentially covered up a massive sex abuse scandal when he should have been prosecuting…
John Bolton hasn’t listen to Khashoggi tape. World on track for catastrophic climate change. Manafort met with Assange. And Dogs aren’t exceptional? Also, J. McVay & Charles Hinshaw on ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ & a preview of Bilge Rat’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
This week we’re featuring Lame-O Records, aka “Philadelphia’s finest independent record label” since 201 with a visit from founder Eric Osman. We cover the label’s releases, the important of…
Maura Quint joins the show to discuss the WHCA’s decision not to hire a comedian for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Catching up on the lying exploits of Paul Manafort, and Trump’s bizarre climate change denial. photo by Voice of America via Wikimedia Commons
Reimagining Our Tomorrows is for all the doers and dreamers anxious to ensure our best days are still ahead of us.
In Part 2, Kate Sweeny discusses other flow-inducing activities, self-reporting from subjects, and why productivity shouldn’t necessarily be the goal of reaching flow state.
Ryan Devereaux on the violence against migrants at the Southern border, and the Republican response.
Today’s show features music from BBoy Mansini, Tone Spliff, Homeboy Sandman & Edan.
Kate Sweeny joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring how flow helps people cope with stressful waiting situations.
The utility of calling voters racist, and listener mail. Photo via The Public Domain courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Sidney Mullis lives and works in State College, PA. Her work has been exhibited in a number of locations including Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan. She has had solo shows at the Leslie…
In Part 2, Karla Kaun discusses more shocking findings from her study and the findings’ potential to change outlook on alcohol abuse and addiction.
A look at two anti-abortion bills in Ohio, and a listener mail about Bolsonaro in Brazil. photo by Jordanuhl7 via Wikimedia Commons
This week we listen to & chat with west coast rockers Destroy Boys—a Billie Joe Armstrong favorite!
Karla Kaun joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring how alcohol influences memory formation.
J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw on ‘Shoplifters,’ ‘Widows,’ and ‘The Favourite.’ And a sneak preview of The World’s Greatest Detective’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
A Democratic win in Orange County, Facebook breaks ties with a conservative consulting group, and the ACLU reveals new elements of the torture program.
In Part 2, Rich Hanley discusses the intrinsic relationship between Thanksgiving and football in America, ESPN’s awkward Monday Night Football broadcasts, and who he thinks will reach the Super Bowl.
Trump reaffirms his support for Saudi Arabia despite the CIA’s conclusion that MBS had Jamal Khashoggi killed, and a New York Times story reveals that Trump wanted the Justice Department to prosecute his political enemies. Photo by April Brady / POMED via Wikimedia Commons
Inspired by true events, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter’ is a sweeping historical novel that explores how our past shapes our present, and what it truly means to be courageous
Rich Hanley returns on Thanskgiving Eve to discuss the biggest storylines of the NFL season.
A look the special election for the Mississippi Senate seat, CNBC thinks that 29-year-olds should have a year’s salary saved, and troops deployed to the southern border are coming home soon.
Today’s show features music from Kool G Rap & 38 Spesh, Vinnie Paz, and more
In Part 2, Asher Rosinger details the definitions of adequate hydration and sleep length and offers some speculation as to whether drinking more water will help you sleep better.
Frontline’s AC Thompson on his new film Documenting Hate: New American Nazis, some Democrats have mounting anxiety about AOC’s political savvy, and Stacey Abrams’ makes the most of an…
Jen Shepard is originally from East Texas and currently lives and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She received her MFA from the University of Texas at Tyler and also achieved a second masters degree in…
Asher Rosinger joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the relationship between sleep deprivation and inadequate hydration.
A creepy conservative tweeted about AOC’s nice clothes and got the biggest ratio in the history of Twitter, and the different narratives around Nancy Pelosi. Photo by Corey Torpie courtesy of…
This week we listen to the newest EP Nothing’s On My Mind by Clean Spill and include a chat we had on Halloween. They were dressed as farmers and on their way to record new material.…
Joe talks about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s early days in Washington and how she uses social media to expertly respond to absurd right wing attacks and slights.
Matt Ruby chats w/ Dr. Jonathan Fader about performance psychology. Winston & J on the new movie, ‘Jonathan.’ And a sneak preview of Farao’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
A huge story at the Times on the depths to which Facebook sank, and Trump calls to mobilize the opposition to antifa. photo by VOA News courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
In Part 2, Tyler Reny discusses how the false “white economic anxiety” media narrative prevailed for so long, historical precedence of vote switching, and projecting its effect on the 2020 election.
Amazon will come to New York and Cristal City, ICE is holding far more people than we initially thought, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows up to DC ready to push Democrats to the…
A fresh, revelatory foray into the new science of dreams—how they work, what they’re for, and how we can reap the benefits of our own nocturnal life
Tyler Reny joins the show to discuss his recently published paper entitled “Vote Switching in the 2016 Election: How Racial and Immigration Attitudes, Not Economics, Explain Shifts in White Voting.”
Jeff Flake’s Senate seat has gone to a Democrat, Trump snubbed two different Veterans Day events, what really happened to Tucker Carlson’s house. Barbed Wire at Beaumont Hamel photo courtesy…
Today’s show features music from Roc Marciano, Vinnie Paz, Jon Doe & J57.
In Part 2, Reed Richardson talks about the limits of data journalism on Election Night, the responsibilities of broadcast journalists in setting narratives, how to rethink election coverage and more.
Republicans don’t want votes to be counted in Florida, Sessions restricts the use of consent decrees before he leaves as AG, and Trump changes asylum rules.
Brett Wallace is a New York-based artist whose practice involves an exploration of the future of work.
Reed Richardson joins the show to discuss his piece for FAIR exploring major media’s Election Night coverage gimmicks, reactionary reporting and setting an incorrect narrative.
Trump’s punishment of Jim Acosta bodes poorly for press freedom, and the Thousand Oaks shooter had a history of sexual assault.
This week we chat w/ classic pop punk band Tokyo Police Club & listen to their most recent album ‘TPC’!
In Part 2, Troy Quast discusses the dynamic nature of studying the opioid epidemic, differences in state foster care systems, how they’ll be stretched over time and more.
Matt Ruby chats w/ Luisa Díez about her anthropological view of comedy. Jacqueline & J on the new movie, ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?.’ And a sneak preview of The Underhill Family Orchestra’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Ted Alexandro joins us to discuss his new comedy special, “Senior Class of Earth.” Also, all hell broke loose on Wednesday, Trump fired Sessions, and the White House puts out lies about a journalist who challenged Trump. Ted Alexandro photo courtesy of Ted Alexandro
Troy Quast returns to discuss his most recent study exploring the relationship between opioid prescriptions and child removal rates across the country.
The good news is Democrats have taken the House, several statehouses and seven governorships. The bad news is Republicans kept the Senate, and Steve King and Ted Cruz still have jobs. Photo by…
A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables…before Anne
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the major storylines from the 2018 midterm elections, including surprise results, significant ballot measures, a record number of women elected and more.
The DOJ sends officials to 19 states to inspect so-called irregularities, dealing with a job under capitalism, and another misogynist mass shooting.
Today’s show features music from Bumpy Knuckles, Stress, Vstylez and more.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss GW’s most recent polling, examine close House and Senate races, and offer a few last-minute midterm predictions.
The white women who love Trump, why law enforcement doesn’t stop right wing extremism, and the ugly history of barbed wire. Photo by John Warwick Brook via Wikimedia Commons
Danish artist Anna Borgman and German artist Candy Link have been working together since 2011 to create public sculptures that explore notions of place, space, and human’s relationship with history and situation. 
Fellow BTRtoday staffer Elena Childers joins the show to discuss music stars disavowing Trump playing their music at his rallies.
Republicans go to extreme measures to suppress voting rights, Trump orders the military to shoot migrants if they throw a rock, and Google employees worldwide walk out to improve working…
This week we chat with the eccentric, dramatic and epic rocker Scott Yoder and listen to his most recent LP—tune in!
Joe discusses President Trump’s racist campaign ad and reminds listeners of some of the the other racist ads run by Republican candidates.
Rena, Matt, and J on Trump’s rhetoric & responsibility. Jacqueline & J on the new movie, Burning.’ And a sneak preview of Adeline Hotel’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Trump tweets a new racist ad, the mail bomber’s home was foreclosed on by Steve Mnuchin, and Mattis and Pompeo call for a ceasefire to the war in Yemen. photo by Respres via Wikimedia Commons
Joe discusses a recent study exploring voting power by state and why we as voters should examine how unrepresentative our federal government is.
A plot to falsely accuse Robert Mueller of sexual assault has been referred to the FBI, the backlash against Steve King mounts, and Jewish protesters confront Republicans in Pittsburgh and…
What We Owe is a novel of love, guilt and dreams for a better future, vibrating with both sorrow and an unquenchable joie de vivre
Eoin Higgins returns to discuss his recent article on Vice exploring Republicans’ voter suppression efforts ahead of the midterm elections.
Axios publishes an extraordinarily irresponsible story about Trump’s desire to end birthright citizenship, the response includes some condescension about whether people should be scared or not, and…
Today’s show features music from Bumpy Knuckles, Stress, Vstylez and more.
Dr. Steve Billet is the Director of the Legislative Affairs Masters and Chief of Staff of the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University.
Frontline’s James Jacoby on The Facebook Dilemma, and Molly calls in to discuss the anti-Semitic terror attack in Pittsburgh.    
Bonam Kim is a Brooklyn-based sculptor whose work speaks to her experiences of displacement and her struggle with cultural identity.
Joe discusses the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and calls on major media outlets to address right wing rhetoric more directly.
At least two more bombs have been discovered since Thursday, Trump considers shutting down the southern border, and Megyn Kelly leaves the Today show with a $69 million ext package. photo…
This week listen to Paloma’s Hand, the latest EP by Sibille Attar and have an in-studio chat with the artist herself—tune in!
Tim Johnson of Media Matters for America joins the show to discuss right wing media’s vilification of prominent liberals and that rhetoric’s role in this week’s pipe bomb scares.
Favorite performances, directors, and more from the 2018 New York Film Festival. Thoughts on streaming services’ potential effects on movie making and movie going. A sneak preview of Jane Church’s BTR Live Studio session.
We spend the hour on the mail bombs, Trump’s response, and hollow calls for unity among Democrats and pundits. photo courtesy of Fibonacci Blue via Wikimedia Commons
Blake Montgomery of BuzzFeed News joins the show to discuss the hoaxes and misinformation surrounding the pipe bombs sent to prominent liberals yesterday.
In leaked audio, Brian Kemp said that he was worried that people would exercise their right to vote, the White House issues a dubious report on socialism, and listener mail on what’s at state in the…
‘No Cameras Allowed: My Career as an Outlaw Rock and Roll Photographer’ tells the story, in words and photos, of how Julian David Stone, entirely by sneaking his equipment into concerts, amassed an incredible archive of over ten thousand rock and roll photos
J.McVay joins the show to discuss the suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats and how right wing media figures are painting the thwarted bombings as a false flag.
Trump calls himself a Nationalist a press conference in Houston and claims that “Middle Easterners” are hiding in the migrant caravan coming from Honduras, and someone sent a bomb to George…
Today’s show features music from BigBob, Roc Marciano, Villa G, Thorough & more.
In Part 2, Marie Nougier discusses the advocacy and objectives of the IDPC’s report on the U.N.’s failed global war on drugs.
Frontline’s Martin Smith on his new documentary The Pension Gamble, Molly on Trump’s proposed anti-trans initiative, and Steve King goes full white nationalist.
Brooklyn-based artist Thomas Lendvai transforms everyday construction materials into large-scale, site-responsive, sculptural experiences.
Marie Nougier joins the show to discuss the International Drug Policy Consortium’s (IDPC) report exposing the U.N’s failed global war on drugs over the last decade.
A rant about the word “tribalism,” and immigrants fear that applying for government benefits will put their status in jeopardy. photo by AOB512 via Wikimedia Commons  
This week we chat w/ Dodos’ frontman Meric Long and listen to their most recent album Certainty Waves. Tune-in! The Dodos…
Sarah McClure joins the show to discuss her recent study that found evidence of 7,200-year-old cheese-making on the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia.
Favorite films from the 2018 New York Film Festival. Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay on mid90s.’ John Knefel on Mitch McConnell’s targeting of the poor. A sneak preview of The Duke of Surl’s BTR Live Studio session.
Trump threatens Honduras as a migrant caravan heads north, and more thoughts on Trump’s defending of the Saudis and Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test. photo courtesy of Adam Jones via Wikimedia…
Xavier Persad joins the show to discuss the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, measuring LGBTQ inclusive policies, laws, and accommodations in more than 500 cities across the United States.
The Today show does free advertising for a white nationalist group, Mitch McConnell said he will go after Social Security to fix the deficit, and Trump calls MBS another case of “guilty until proven innocent.”
In ‘An Uncivil War,’ Greg Sargent sounds an urgent alarm about the deeper roots of our democratic backsliding—and how we can begin to turn things around.
Joe discusses Elizabeth Warren’s decision to publish results of her DNA test and challenge Donald Trump to pay the $1 million he flippantly offered for it.
Elizabeth Warren biffs it in trying to prove Trump’s hypocrisy, and NYC homelessness among students skyrockets since 2010.
Today’s show features music from BigBob, Roc Marciano, Villa G, Thorough & more.
In Part II, Susan Ades Stone and Ranen Miao discuss The Proxy Project, major issues concerning young/potential voters, the power of young activism, lowering the voting age to 17, and more.
The GOP invites the Proud Boys to their club in NYC, white men love Trump, the administration is weighing another round of family separation.
Jason File (b.1976, USA) is an artist, university lecturer in fine art, and war crimes prosecutor who lives and works between Brooklyn, NY, London, UK and The Hague, Netherlands. He holds degrees in…
Susan Ades Stone and Ranen Miao join the show to discuss The Proxy Project, a unique voter registration initiative focusing on young and disenfranchised voters encouraging people to go to the polls.
Outright voter suppression in Georgia. Bernie lays out a leftist vision for foreign policy. And listener mail.
This week we listen to and chat w/ illuminati hotties—tune in!
Joe talks about Eli Manning’s career as his time as the New York Giants starting quarterback appears to be coming to a close.
J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller on ‘A Star Is Born.’ J and Charles Hinshaw on ‘Private Life.’ Plus a preview of Joanna Teters’ upcoming BTR Live Studio session
A Saudi Arabian journalist is missing and speculated to have been killed by the Saudi government, Brett Kavanaugh argues that immigrants should be detained for crimes no matter how long ago they were…
Nick Morrow joins the show to discuss National Coming Out Day and Human Rights Campaign’s various resources available to people on their coming out journey.
Jesse Myerson on climate change and the right wing response to Medicare for All, and Molly on reports that the children of deported parents are getting adopted by US citizens. photo by Vince Reinhart via Wikimedia Commons
A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it’s like to be young and black in America
Jane Lytvynenko joins the show to discuss the spread of misinformation and memes in the wake of Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democrats in her home state of Tennessee.
John and Molly on Susan Collins, the confirmation of Kavanaugh, and John explains a new right wing meme.
Today’s show features music from Five Steez, Roc Marciano, Lyric Jones, Vinnie Paz and more.
Joe discusses the mockery of #HimToo and why the right’s only politically uniting principle is triggering the libs.
We spend the hour on the NYT investigation of Trump’s financial fraud.
Zahar Vaks is a visual artist who was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and currently lives and works in Brooklyn New York.
Aisling McCrea joins the show to discuss her recent article exploring the intellectual dishonesty and political abstraction of Dave Rubin and similar conservative YouTube talk shows.
Conservatives blame liberals for making them support Kavanaugh, Molly’s adventures at Men’s Warehouse.
This week we’ve got frontman of Dante High on the phone & we listen to their debut self-titled album—tune in! 
The self-titled album is filled with pop ballads and danceable beats, but also has a spooky side.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the potential electoral impact of Brett Kavanaugh’s approval, limits of the FBI investigation and the vote moving onto the Senate floor.
Kavanaugh, SCOTUS, and the Senate w/ Rena Karefa-Johnson, Matt Ruby, & J. McVay. Winston Cook Wilson & J. on ‘The Old Man & The Gun.’ A performance from Spooky Cool’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
The FBI supplemental investigation has been delivered, Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow report that several witnesses couldn’t get in touch with the FBI, pundits wonder whether the fight to hold Kavanaugh accountable gave the GOP a boost.
Joe waxes about the Vice trailer and wonders if a hit movie will help remind people of the Bush administration’s numerous atrocities, from economic collapse to endless war.
Trump verbally attacks and mocks Blasey Ford and says it’s a very dangerous time for young men, but that women are doing great.
In 1928, less than a dozen American women had a pilot’s license, making the few women who flew airplanes true radicals. ‘Fly Girls’ tells that story, their story. Book Cover and Author headshot images provided by the author’s representative
Eoin Higgins returns to discuss Brett Kavnaugh’s qualifications for the Supreme Court and what Democratic senators said about him more than 10 years ago.
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss the Kavanaugh protests, more reporting indicates Kavanaugh may have known these allegations were coming, and listener mail.   
Today’s show features music from Five Steez, Roc Marciano, MeRCY, Josiah The Gift, Kev Brown, Tone Spliff and more.
Sean Sullivan returns to preview the MLB playoffs and offer up his World Series prediction.
Frontline producer and reporter Jim Gilmore joins us to discuss the new Frontline documentary Trump’s Showdown. Also, Jeff Flake’s theatrics, the heroic activists that confronted him, and what we…
Sky Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and received a Master’s Degree in Painting at Pratt Institute in New York.
BTRtoday Editor-in-Chief Adam Bulger joins the show to discuss Jeff Flake’s move to delay the Kavanaugh vote and how the senator’s position falls in line with generations of conservative ideology.
John and Molly unpack the Kavanaugh hearing. Jeff Flake
This week we chat with U.K.’s lovely Miss World and listen to her debut solo album ‘Keeping Up With Miss World’—tune in!
Dr. Steve Billet returns to offer reactions to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony yesterday, as well as perspective on the political reality of the proceedings.
Bryan Bruchman interviews Kyle Hurst about Big aLICe Brewing Co. Jackie and J. discuss new movie, ‘All About Nina.’ A performance from A Deer A Horse’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
The Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation process is a bottomless pit.
Joe reacts to watching Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Morning John on Trump’s thinly veiled white supremacist remarks at the UN and the upcoming Kavanugh vote, and listener mail.
Inspired by the story of John Walker Lindh, the “American Taliban,” Wray explores the circumstances that could impel a young American to abandon identity and home to become an Islamist militant
Anders Fremstad joins the show to discuss more about his and Mark Paul’s progressive carbon tax proposal, recently published by PPP.
Processing the continued Kavanaugh developments.
Today’s show features music from MeRCY, Josiah The Gift, Kev Brown, Tone Spliff and more.
Mark Paul joins the show to discuss his recent People’s Policy Project paper proposing a carbon tax and dividend system.
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the show of solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford from the Holton Arms school, and Morning John on the second and third allegations against Kavanaugh. Alexis Goldstein, via Twitter
Dana Levy was born in Tel Aviv Israel and currently lives and works in New York. She holds an MA in Electronic Imaging from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Scotland, and a BA from Camberwell…
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss today’s bizarre news about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the potential significance of his firing, and an update on the most recent allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Conservative blogger and lawyer Ed Whelan accused a guy who isn’t Brett Kavanaugh of attacking Dr. Blasey Ford, Elizabeth Bruenig’s story of injustice in her hometown, and listener…
This week I call up solo artist Fred Thomas to have a chat and listen to his latest album Aftering, out now!
Joe discusses updates on the Kavanaugh allegations and how his perspective has changed on how women are forced to confront trauma through news coverage.
Matt Ruby interviews Dan Lerner about positive psychology. Charles and J. discuss new movie, ‘White Boy Rick.’ A performance from Navy Gangs’ upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
As centrists and Republicans lament the erosion of our norms, the Trump administration lowers the refugee cap and Steve King doubles down on his openly fascist rhetoric.    Steve King photo…
In Part II, Cat Bradley chronicles her history of running, love for the outdoors, everything that goes into an ultramarathon, how her UTMB stacks up as a career accomplishment, future plans and more.
Sally Tamarkin joins us to discuss the oppressive narratives around food and fitness, Morning John on the last 24 hours worth of updates about Dr. Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh, and thoughts on Muppet sexuality.
“Deeply moving…beautifully written…It is such an achievement, like running uphill against a strong wind.” — Joyce Carol Oates
Cat Bradley joins the show to discuss her experience at the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, one of Europe’s most prestigious ultramarathons, where she placed 8th.
A story at The Appeal looks closely at how use of force in the Columbus police department is concentrated in a small number of well regarded officers, and authors George Joseph and Ethan Corey join us to discuss.
Today’s show features music from Josiah The Gift, Kev Brown, Tone Spliff and more.
Joe discusses finally getting in touch with Infowars host Owen Shroyer and airs his appearance on the show “War Room.”
A woman named Christine Blasey Ford has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were in high school, and Trump denies the official death toll of Hurricane Maria. Brett Kavanaugh Yale…
Rhia Hurt is a fine artist currently based in New York City. She received her MFA in Painting at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009 and has since shown her artwork in California, New York,…
Elena Childers joins Joe to discuss sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh now that his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has identified herself and wants to testify before Congress.
Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss the Guatemalan president’s effort to shut down the UN backed anti-corruption body. Also, John and Molly catch up on Reality Winner and the Teen Vogue anarchy…
We’re chatting w/ frontman of Chicago-based band Sonny Falls & spinning their latest ‘Some Kind of Specter.’ 
Joe discusses his appearance on Infowars and talks about the recent allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as well as Senator Diane Feinstein’s decision to handle the information internally.
Tennis umpires may boycott Serena Williams. Movie props we’d like to own. $1100 iPhones. Norma Macdonald… ugh. Film chat on ‘Searching.’ Preview of dumb’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session
Facebook uses the Weekly Standard as a fact checker, ring-wing media’s despicable attacks on Julia Salazar, and the Republican campaign to attack Medicare for All. Elizabeth Warren photo by…
In Part II, Phil Newton discusses teacher training to deal with essay cheating, the legal consequences for students and essay mills, and more.
Two members of the board of If When How, Kimya Forouzan and Dena Robinson, join us to discuss Brett Kavanaugh and protecting Roe v. Wade. If When How, via Twitter
Phil Newton joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring essay cheating, the internet’s role, higher education’s concern, analyzing over 70 surveys, and more.
John and Molly discuss the radicalism of Mr. Rogers, and a brief Venezuela overview. Fred Rogers photo by KUHT via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from BBoy Mansini, Kev Brown, MeRCY and more!
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss what he’s looking for heading into November’s midterm elections, the potential devastation of Hurricane Florence, and how 9/11 altered U.S. politics in the years that followed.
Eli Valley joins us to discuss the New York Democrats’ mailer accusing Cynthia Nixon of anti-Semitism and the normalization of Steve Bannan. Also, Morning John on Bernie’s Amazon bill. Eli…
Rebecca Pristoop is a New York-based curator, art historian, and performance artist. Her interests lie with contemporary art that engages politics or cuts through the limitations of traditional media.
Sean Sullivan returns to discuss how the NFL owns Sunday attention, Aaron Rodgers’ amazing comeback, the Cleveland Browns’ incompetence, and other Week 1 storylines.
Kamala Harris and Cory Booker continue to put up a fight against Brett Kavanaugh, well meaning white parents make choices for their kids that perpetuate racism, and listener mail. Kamala…
We’ve got Maxband on this week’s show—a side project of members from Parquet Courts, A Beacon School & Bob Dylan Deathwatch. Tune in!
In Part II, Joe and J.McVay discuss the anonymous Trump staffer’s op-ed in the New York Times and why he or she is the opposite of noble and courageous.
Trump official pens anonymous op-ed. The Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings. Colin Kaepernik’s Nike deal. Film chat on ‘The Little Stranger.’ Preview of Neighbor Lady’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session
An anonymous administration official takes to the pages of the New York Times Op Ed section to describe a “quiet resistance” on the inside, Kamala Harris suggests that there’s something to be known about Brett Kavanaugh and the Mueller investigation, children separated from their parents at the border are in New York City and can’t start school, and listener mail.
J.McVay returns to discuss Bob Woodward’s new book, the value of reporting from within the White House, questions about anonymous/secondhand sourcing, and more.
Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss how labor organizing is surviving and thriving despite attacks on collective bargaining, and celebrates a farewell to Rahm Emmanuel. Also, Morning John on the Woodward book, the Kavanaugh hearings, and the Massachusetts primary. Sarah Jaffe, via Twitter
A Southern Town, a country legend, and the last days of a mountaintop Honky-Tonk
Joe discusses Alex Jones’ verbal tet-a-tet with Senator Marco Rubio and his confrontational trip to Captiol Hill.
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss the racism of the Florida gubernatorial election and why Trump’s explicit racism doesn’t matter to his base. Also, Morning John on Steve Bannon and the New…
Today’s show features music from Kev Brown, Thorough, Roc Marciano & more.
In Part II, Rich Hanley discusses Fox’s primetime opportunity, online streaming of NFL games, legalized gambling, the 2018 New York Giants, and much more.
Ryan Schleeter joins us to talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of climate change news in the US and Canada. Also, Morning John explains the sovereign wealth fund.    Ryan Schleeter, via…
Kelly Worman is an artist, curator, professor, and archivist based out of New York City. She holds an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute (2011) in New York, and an M.A. in Culture, Criticism, and Curation.
Rich Hanley returns to discuss how the national anthem protest storyline will continue during the 2018 NFL season, how the NFL made itself synonymous with the U.S. military, and Colin Kaepernick’s grievance against NFL owners.
Jesse Myerson joins us to discuss Brett Kavanaugh and the Democrats’ lack of political strategy around blocking him. Also, Morning John does a foreign policy roundup. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Listen to their NYC punk rockers’ Retail’s albums ‘Die,’ ‘Dead’ and their most recent release ‘Done’—plus, a chat with frontman Austin.
Joe discusses Louis C.K.’s drop-in set and why it was such a bad idea.
Our 2018 Fall Movie Preview. Also, performances from The Black Black’s and Pearl Charles’ upcoming BTR Live Studio sessions.
Morning John joins us to discuss the Ron DeSantis’s racist remarks about his Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum, Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon square off in their first gubernatorial debate, and John McCain’s legacy of school choice.
In Part II, Dr. Steve Billet discusses GW’s midterm polling data that favors Democrats, North Carolina’s bizarre redistricting situation, and if higher voter engagement can be counted as a positive of Trump’s presidency.
Natasha Bannan joins us to discuss Puerto Rican Independence and the arguments against statehood. Also, Morning John on Tuesdays primary results and the Florida gubernatorial election. Natasha…
A bold, page-turning novel that follows how a childhood abduction sets two sisters on very different courses
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the length of Robert Mueller’s investigation, the impact of Manafort’s verdict and Cohen’s plea deal, and if the midterms will make impeachment realistic.
Natasha Lennard joins us to discuss the nationwide prison strike happening right now and the risks prisoners are taking to fight for their rights. Also, Morning John, and Louis CK returns to the…
Today’s show features music from UFO Fev, Trick Trick, Pre$$ha Dinero & Jimmy Da-Gent Conway
Eoin Higgins returns to discuss his list of the most insidious #Resistance grifters, including Russia conspiracy mongers and former intelligence officers grifting government clearance.
John McCain is dead, but the truth of his time in politics is very different than the story the media tells. Also, after Trump’s rough week, his poll numbers look fairly steady. photo…
Joshua Liebowitz is a New York based artist working with research and assemblage.
Eoin Higgins returns to discuss his list of the most insidious #Resistance grifters, including Russia conspiracy mongers and former intelligence officers grifting government clearance.
Melissa Gira Grant is here to talk about how victims of trafficking who apply for visas are now being referred to ICE for deportation, and how Michael Cohen’s plea deal highlights how badly Stormy Daniels was treated in the media
This week we chat with Goon about singing to Partisan and working on their debut LP—tune in!
Joe rants about the president’s sources of white nationalist rhetoric and the fascistic nature of politicizing a singular death to retrofit a partisan narrative.
We discuss ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Madeline’s Madeline,’ and ‘Skate Kitchen.’ Also, a preview of Kittel and Co.’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
John is in the studio and we’re catching up on everything, from the Cohen plea, to the racists weaponizing Mollie Tibbitts’ death, to his coded tweet about South Africa.
In Part II, Conor Neville discusses watching movies analytically, defining behaviors in films, and the importance of research on representations in movies.
Jacobin’s Meagan Day joins us to discuss Medicare for All, pitching socialist ideas to a broader audience, and reasons for optimism on left. Also, both Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen are guilty of eight felonies and it all happened within about five minutes of each other.
When the husband of a Queen’s Park aide runs off to escape his gambling debts, private investigator Dan Sharp is hired to track him down. As the city’s political landscape verges on the bizarre — with a crack-using mayor and a major scandal looming — Dan finds himself pitted against a mysterious figure known for making or breaking the reputations of upcoming politicians
Conor Neville joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the portrayal of women in top grossing U.S. movies.
Protesters brought down a confederate statue at UNC, the Senate is increasingly disproportionate in its representation of the country, and education advocates are using state courts to seek desegregation and equitable funding.
Today’s show features music from UFO Fev, Trick Trick, Pre$$ha Dinero & Jimmy Da-Gent Conway.
In Part II, Jason Steinberg discusses how ISMP’s partnerships are formed, its many programs, and the challenges of growing and scaling a nonprofit for the future.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a meeting with constituents that was closed to the press and the pundits took the opportunity to lament socialist hyprocrisy. Also, Don McGahn cooperated with Mueller, and listener mail.
Maddy Rosenberg is a New York based multi media artist who spends several months each year in Europe to explore new places in order to broaden her idea base and gather new reference material for her work.
Jason Steinberg returns to discuss the International Sports and Music Project (ISMP), his nonprofit dedicated to creating sports and music opportunities to children in vulnerable communities around the world.
Micah Uetricht joins us to discuss the growing labor movement and democratic socialism, and Morning John on an effort to close Georgia polling stations.    Micah Uetricht Micah Uetricht, via…
This week we get sultry with Cornelia Murr and chat about life, music and much more—tune in!
Joe rants about Andrew Cuomo and Donald Trump’s idiotic Twitter fighting and the question of American “greatness.”
Unite The Right 2 & Covering White Supremacists w/ Rena Karefa-Johnson, Matt Ruby, & J. McVay. Winston Cook Wilson & J. on ‘We The Animals.’ Charles Hinshaw and J. on ‘BlacKkKlansman.’ A performance from Benjamin Jaffe’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Jesse Myerson is back to talk 2018 elections so far and the intersections of electoral politics and socialism, and Morning John on John Brennan.    Jesse Myerson Jesse Myerson, via Twitter.
In Part II, Dr. Charis Kubrin discusses the politicization of her study and her frustrations as a researcher of people basing policy and opinions around partisan ideals instead of empirical evidence.
Bryce Covert joins us to discuss how two court rulings in New Orleans will stop courts from funding themselves with poor people’s money, Morning John on Tuesday’s primaries, and listener mail.
Tango was an unlikely choice for Meghan Flaherty. A young woman living with the scars of past trauma, she was terrified of being touched and shied away from real passion. But by her late twenties, she knew something had to change. She dug up an old dream and tried on her dancing shoes
Dr. Charis Kubrin joins the show to discuss her recent paper exploring California’s Prop 47 and its effects on crime.
Omarosa seems to have struck a nerve based on Trump’s reaction to the allegations in her book, including that there are tapes of Trump using the N-word. Also, catching up on listener…
Today’s show features music from Ras Beats, Realio Sparkzwell, Bumpy Knuckles & Dunbar.
Dr. Arnold Glass of Rutgers University joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the effects of cellphone usage on exam grades in one of his courses.
Malcolm Harris joins us to discuss how the 2008 crash turned millennials into socialists, and Morning John on the Unite the Right rally and the success of antifascist organizing. Malcom…
Carol Scavotto is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses interactive performance, collage, masks and drawing to question and address the individual’s response-ability regarding social, global and personal identity.
J McVay returns to discuss NPR’s interview with Jason Kessler and how the mainstream media should cover white nationalists and their rallies.
We discuss the context of the current ascendency of socialism, Chris Collin’s arrest illustrates the normalcy of corruption, and Space Force.   Chris Collins photo by US Government…
Listen to Shilpa Ray’s ‘Door Girl’ & hear what she has to say about Jersey, her music, working w/ Nick Cave & what’s coming up.
In Part II, Jose Roldan discusses his group’s relationship with MoviePass, new movie subscription services, and MoviePass has changed his (& his group members’) movie-going experiences.
Matt Ruby interviews Starheal Astrology’s Amy Tripp. Charles and J. discuss new movie, ‘Night Moves On.’ A performance from Spouse’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Laura Ingraham shows that conservatives have moved well beyond dog whistles, and we discuss a legal challenge in New York City trying to take on the systemic roots of bullying in schools.      
Jose Roldan joins the show to discuss the many changes going on with MoviePass and the creation and growth of his Facebook group MoviePass Chatter.
The takeaways from the August 7th elections across the country, and more listener mail catch up.  
In celebration of The Simpsons thirtieth anniversary, the show’s longest-serving writer and producer offers a humorous look at the writing and making of the legendary Fox series that has become one of the most revered artistic achievements in television history.
Joe talks about last night’s special election in OH-12 and rants about Democrats’ bizarre habit of blaming third party voters for their own shortcomings.
Alex Jones has been kicked off of Itunes, Facebook, and Spotify, the Trump administration escalates Iran sanctions and attacks on green card holders, Rick Gates definitely committed crimes, and listener mail.   
Today’s show features new music from Wize Crack & More.
Paris Martineau joins the show to discuss the timeline of Alex Jones’ bans from Facebook and YouTube, why tech companies didn’t do it sooner, and the reasons why Jones was the perfect far right pariah.
Looking at a fascist march in Oregon, police turning their weapons on Antifa, and Trump’s admission that the Trump Tower meeting was meant to get dirt on Hillary. 
Ryan Leitner is an artist whose paintings offer a quilted perspective on identity.
J McVay joins the show to discuss censoring Alex Jones and how the rules of internet free speech are still being written.
The Trump administration makes its most significant environmental decision yet, and the trolls come out for Sarah Jeong.
Canadians Dumb chat w/ us about signing to Mint records, their latest album & so much more—tune in! 
In Part II, Lee Schwartz and Joe discuss how the sad 2018 season stacks up Mets history, and the negative vibes that surround them team and its fans.
Our favorite action and/or spy movies. Movie discussions about ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ and ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout.’ A performance from The Beths’ upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Top Democratic donors are turning on US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY). And we discuss LeBron James’ new public school.
Lifelong New York Mets fan Lee Schwartz joins the show to discuss Joe’s column and the team’s comically bad season.
The QAnon conspiracy theory goes mainstream, a story about changing demographics that gets it right, and Trump tweets that Sessions should end the Mueller investigation.
An epic novel—based on true events—of wealth, race, grief, and love, charting one sweltering summer in Atlanta that left no one unchanged.
In Part II, Ryan Cooper discusses the socialist wave hitting the Democratic Party, the appeal of Medicare for All, and why the party’s momentum has shifted to the left.
A Washington Post article profiles a white woman uncomfortable around with Latinx co-workers, and the Trump administration debates another massive tax cut for the rich.
Today’s show features music from Ras Beats, Bishop Lamont, Kyah Baby & UFO Fev.
Journalist Ryan Cooper discusses Third Way, centrist Democrats, the idiocy of a ‘Boomer Corps,’ and the theory of how public employment and social welfare ought to work.
The debate over referring to leftist policies as socialist or FDR-style liberalism, we make it too hard for parents to be in public, and listener mail.
Kimberly picks the brain of a non-artist to understand his take on narrative structure in film and the preservation of memories. The two movies they discuss are Peter Greenaway’s Pillow Book and Christopher Nolan’s Momento.
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Elena Childers joins the show to discuss her wild weekend at Meltasia.
More than 700 immigrant children remain in separated from their parents by the deadline for reunification, volunteers step up to care for new immigrants, and Michael Cohen says Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting in advance.
This week we chat with Alex White from Chicago-based band White Mystery—tune in!
Joe discusses dumb centrist Democratic policies and Fox News’s hilarious response to Democratic socialism.
Twitter Moments w/ Matt Ruby and J. McVay. Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay on ‘The Captain.’ A performance from Colatura’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
House conservatives move to impeach Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein, Michael Cohen feels betrayed, the White House bans a CNN reporter, and new documents show Stormy Daniels was targeted by Columbus police.
In Part II, Maria Bustillos discusses why she decided to publish the interview as a Q&A, her thoughts after Bourdain’s death, and the responsibility and difficulty of handling his final public comments.
New tapes appear to show Donald Trump and Michael Cohen agreeing to make payments to Karen McDougal, and Meghan McCain goes bananas talking about socialism on The View. Donald Trump Jr. Photo…
In a near future in which plummeting birth rates have ominous political and personal implications for women, a young man’s search for his missing sister leads him into a disturbing and desperate underworld, where bitter freedoms are bought at a terrible price.
Maria Bustillos joins the show to discuss her interview with Anthony Bourdain, from setting it up to spending an entire afternoon with him.
A “stand your ground” shooting in Florida with echoes of Trayvon Martin, new details on ICE raids in New York City, 463 migrant parents might have been deported without their children, and the…
Today’s show features music from Ras Beats, Wize Crack, Dunbar 7 Freeway.
In Part II, Mike and Luca discuss their favorite teams and players of World Cup 2018, VAR success, Fair Play weirdness, yellow card accumulation, and Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus.
Trump threatens Iran as the US escalates its destabilization efforts, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez get a warm reception in Kansas, and Fox and Friends has a booking error.
Klimentina Jauleska a Macedonia-born, New York based artist whose visual narrative falls into minimalistic and conceptual aesthetics. While blurring the boundaries between two and three-dimensional…
Mike Castellano and Luca Ranallo return to discuss all things Russia 2018, from France’s win in the World Cup Final to their favorite goals and matches of the tournament.
Delving into the nuances of Plane Bae, S Town gets sued, Trump invites Putin to DC, and listener mail. Dan Coats photo by United States Senate via Wikimedia Commons
This week Mother Feather came by the studio fully caffeinated & ready to talk about music, life & rockin’ the glam metal.
Eoin Higgins joins the show to discuss his recent piece for The Appeal detailing the terrible conditions in which ICE detainees are being held in Bristol County, Mass.
Matt Ruby and J. McVay on Trump’s summit with Putin. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on Eighth Grade.’ A performance from Powersnap’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Trump got a classified briefing on Russian meddling prior to his inauguration, even as he denies continued Russian interference. Also, the Washington Post continues to publish nativist…
In Part III, Charlie Chalkin discusses interesting projects he’s worked on, how to value yourself as a freelancer, and weighing the cost/benefit of unpaid work.
Trump clarified his remarks in Helsinki in the most hilarious and dystopian way possible, and a New York Times story on closing rural hospitals and obstetric services. Peter Strzok photo…
This is the story of a professional British tree climber, cameraman and adventurer, who has made a career out of travelling the world, filming wildlife for the BBC and climbing trees with people like David Attenborough, Chris Packham and Helen Macdonald
In Part II, Charlie Chalkin offers his advice for freelancers, working in the hospitality industry, and viewing food as a form of communication.
Brendan O’Connor joins us to discuss the eugenicist doctor fueling Trump’s immigration policy. Also, Trump totally sided with Putin at Monday’s press conference. Brendan O’Connor Photo:…
Today’s show features music from Bumpy Knuckles x Nottz, Kool G Rap & 38 Spesh, J Scienide & more
Charlie Chalkin joins the show to discuss the interesting origins of his videography company, the excitement and pressure of working for himself, and more.
Antriksh Bali is a composer, sound designer and music producer for film, video games and animations. Hailing from Delhi, India, he has been creating music for over a decade. Also being an accomplished…
Joe discusses the Trump-Putin press conference and why acting surprised gives Republicans an out.
We spend the hour with Kenny from The Movements: A Podcast History of the Masses, on the year 1917 and the lead-up to the Russian Revolution.   Photo courtesy of The Movements Podcast  
This week we chat w/ and listen to the mighty oxymoron band from NYC, God Tiny! Tune-in!
Mark Joseph Stern joins the show to discuss Brett Kavanaugh’s position on reproductive rights and how the Supreme Court will continue stripping away Roe v. Wade protections.
Matt Ruby speaks with comedian Alingon Mitra. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on ‘Sorry To Bother You.’ John Knefel on the grim future for voting rights. A performance from Buck Meek’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Stormy Daniels was arrested a strip club in Ohio, and more catch up on listener mail. Stormy Daniels Photo:  © Glenn Francis, via Wikimedia Commons
In Part III, Alicia Walker discusses her plans for future studies and the politicization of sex studies, particularly by conservative/far right leaning people.
Ryan Cooper joins us to discuss a leftist perspective on trade policy, policies that would help Democrats regain power from the Republicans, and infuriating centrism. Also, Cynthia Nixon declares herself a Democratic Socialist. Ryan Cooper Photo courtesy of Ryan Cooper
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Robert Kennedy’s death on June 6th, RFK: His Words for Our Times comes an inspiring collection of RFK’s most famous speeches, with substantial contextual narrative, and accompanied by introductory commentary from notable historians and public figures
In Part II, Alicia Walker discusses how bogus coverage of her study spread, her surprise at the response, how upset she was to close the study, & more.
Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and catching up on listener mail.
Today’s show features music from DJ Skizz, Shabaam Sahdeeq, J Scienide & Bozack Morris, MC White Owl & more.
In Part I, Alicia Walker describes the motivations behind her size and self-esteem study, what she thought would be a revolutionary methodology, and how online coverage torpedoed the research.
Hilary Goodfriend joins us to discuss the US’s role in destabilizing El Salvador, and the US stuns the global health community by going against a UN breastfeeding resolution. Photo courtesy of…
Cristina Muñiz is a San Antonio based painter who received her BFA from the  Kansas City Art Institute.
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Taia Handlin (@taiahandlin) joins the show to discuss bathroom greeting etiquette, the ‘House of Cards’ press tour, and why it’s worth making art without “Great Men” at the center of it.
Scott Pruitt is out, Ocasio Cortez has proposed a Green New Deal, and listener mail. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Photo by Chillbedextous
This week we chat with U.K. based artist L.A. Salami and listen to his latest album City of Bootmakers—tune in!
In Part II, Jessica Wood discusses her desire to work consensual non-monogamous relationships into psychological literature using traditional study methods.
J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw on sequels to ‘The Incredibles,’ ‘Sicario,’ and ‘Jurassic World.’ John Knefel on the the need for radical measures by Dems in the upcoming fight over SCOTUS. A performance from The Rizzos’ upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Will Kramer joins us to discuss how he decided to blow the whistle on workplace safety violations, and we catch up on the protests against ICE and what’s still going on at the border. Will…
Jessica Wood joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring satisfaction in monogamous and non-monogamous relationships—and how it might not be related to relationship structure at all.
We spend the hour discussing Donald Trump’s disturbing views on drug dealers and capital punishment.
In the vein of Wicked, The Woodcutter, and Boy, Snow, Bird, a luminous reimagining of a classic tale, told from the perspective of Agnes, Cinderella’s “evil” stepmother
Rachel Wetts joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring white racial resentment for welfare programs, entitled “Privilege on the Precipice.”
It’s America’s birthday and we’re spending the hour talking about kids and internet privacy.    photo by EFF via Wikimedia Commons
Today’s show features music from DJ E-Clyps, Charly Black, Freeway, MeRCY & more.
Michael Barthel joins the show to discuss Pew Research Center’s recent survey on determining factual and opinion statements in the news.
John is back to catch up on the racist way people are talking about the Bronx and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the retirement of Justice Kennedy. Bronx Markets photo by Doc Searls via…
Zhongwen Hu is a Shanghai raised, New York based painter, illustrator, and animator, who expresses the vibrant spirit and atmosphere of daily life scene.
Joe talks about the #KeepFamiliesTogether rally in NYC and plays audio from Rev. Al Sharpton’s speech in Cadman Plaza.
Jeff Abbott is back to discuss the history of indigenous resistance in Guatemala, and listeners vent their frustration with the Democratic party. Jeff Abbott photo courtesy of Jeff Abbott, via Twitter
This week we talk to sweet-honey drop Shannon Shaw from Shannon & The Clams about going solo & listen to her debut album—tune-in!
Joe talks about the week in news and the right’s attempts to equate anti-journalist rhetoric with shouting at conservatives in public.
Matt Ruby speaks with Selena Coppock about her book, feminism, politics, and more. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on ‘Leave No Trace.’ John Knefel on the Supreme Court’s recent decision on gerrymandering. A performance from Lanz’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Shaun Harkin joins us to discuss his new book, “The James Connolly Reader,” about the Irish socialist and revolutionary. Also, what Justice Kennedy’s retirement could mean for reproductive…
In Part II, Marilyn Haigh discusses the difficulties of reporting the family separation crisis due to lack of information, comparisons to Obama administration policies, and the emotional impact of covering this kind of story.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beats incumbent Joe Crowley in the Democratic Primary, the Supreme Court upholds Trump’s Muslim ban, and two articles on trans people show how to do it right and how to do…
From the author of Bond Girl and Lost Along the Way, comes a fiercely funny, insightful story of marriage, family, and the crooked path to figuring out who we really are
Marilyn Haigh joins the show to discuss the Texas Tribune’s coverage of the family separation crisis, from the difficulties of reporting to the DHS using separated children as bait for “voluntary deportation orders.”
Customs and Border Protection says that it will stop the criminal prosecution of migrants crossing the border with children, and a New York Times story looks how the middle and high school application…
Today’s show features music from Count Bass D, Freeway, MeRCY & more
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the Supreme Court upholding Trump’s travel ban, voter enthusiasm with today’s primaries, the family separation crisis’ impact on midterm elections, and more.
We spend the hour on the personal and political adventure of Baby Freddie’s arrival into the world.
Julio Valdez is a New York based mixed-media artist who was Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
BTRtoday Editor-in-Chief Adam Bulger joins the show to discuss the absurd notion of civility in political discourse and why it takes precedent over actual human lives.
Osita Nwanevu joins us to discuss the United States’ history of separating families during slavery, and the empty gestures of some Republicans leaving the party. Also, the military readies plans to…
This week we chat w/ frontman of LA-based band SadGirl & listen to their newest single along with all their oldies-but-goodies. They’re the ultimate sad boys out of all the sad girls in LA—Tune…
Jeff Bellone joins the show to discuss the New York Knicks selecting Kevin Knox with their first round pick, the team’s potential for next season, and more.
‘Bulls**t or Legit’ w/ Matt Ruby & Rex Sorgatz. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on ‘Izzy Gets The F*ck Across Town.’ John Knefel on Trump’s Child Hostages. A performance from Trace Mountain’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Eli Valley, political cartoonist and author of Diaspora Boy, joins us to discuss why its appropriate to compare the Trump administration to the early Nazi years. Also, unpacking Trump’s executive…
Chris Kassotis joins the show to discuss his recent study exploring the effects on cells when exposed to fracking chemicals and wastewater.
Discussing the ongoing crisis of family separation at the border, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen gets shouted out of a Mexican restaurant, and the danger of family detention expansion. Kirstjen…
A vibrant, propulsive literary thriller that charts the high-stakes journey of a young man trying to find his place in a country that has lost its way
David Denkenberger joins the show to discuss his recent study “A National Pragmatic Safety Limit for Nuclear Weapon Quantities.”
John Carl Baker joins us to discuss the nuclear summit between Trump and Kim Jong-Un and what happens next. Also, ProPublica releases audio from one of the child separation facilities, and Jeff…
Today’s show features music from Dunbar, Sav Killz, Homeboy Sandman, 3D & more.
J McVay joins the show to discuss the separation of migrant families at the southern U.S. border, the Trump administration’s flailing rationales, the need for a more combative press corps, and more.
Alex Pareene joins us to discuss the ongoing family separation at the border. Also, Molly calls in to talk about the need to imagine immigration policy from a child’s perspective, and the Supreme…
Karine Fleurima is a multi-disciplinary Avant-Performance artist who utilizes electro music, vocalizations, movement, video and interactive media.
Paul Puri joins the show to discuss media coverage of mental illness and suicide and the depth required to adequately explore causation, stigma, and more.
Ryan Devereaux joins us to discuss Trump’s border policies, including separating children from their parents. Also, the Sessions and Huckabee Sanders quote an infamous Bible verse used to defend…
Promiseland is an experimental punk rock workout—tune in to hear music & a chat backstage at The Voidz’ residency.
Joe talks about why people shouldn’t be continuously shocked by Donald Trump’s authoritarian statements and rants about the religious rationalization of tearing families apart at the border.
Matt Ruby and J. McVay on Trump’s rebalancing of relationships with the G7 and North Korea. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on ‘Hereditary.’ John Knefel on the GOP’s war on voting. A performance from Yazan’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Alex Kotch joins us to discuss Trump’s China policy and the revolving door influence peddling surrounding it. Also, family separation picks up at the border. Alex Kotch Photo courtesy of Alex…
In Part II, Mike Castellano and Luca Ranallo (aka The Soccer Guys) offer their World Cup predictions, including which favorites will disappoint, who will earn Golden Ball, which team will win the tournament, and much more.
Alex Press joins us to discuss why strikes work, and an explanation for lower millennial birthrates. Also, racist Corey Stewart wins his Virginia Senate primary, and more thoughts on Sessions’ decision to remove domestic violence as grounds for asylum. Photo courtesy of Alex Press
“THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY,” hails Scientific American: A sweeping and revelatory new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists
Mike Castellano & Luca Ranallo (aka The Soccer Guys) join the show to preview each group in the World Cup, why the FIFA Rankings are B.S., Lionel Messi’s Argentina legacy, and much more.
Ryan Reilly joins us to discuss the latest developments in the J20 trials. Also, Trump and Kim Jong-Un meet in Singapore, and Jeff Sessions says domestic violence and gangs are no longer cause for…
Today’s show features music from Kyah Baby, Kool Taj The Gr8, Roc Marciano & more.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the Trump-Kim summit, what the two leaders possibly could’ve talked about, and how partisanship has defined media coverage of the event.
Malcolm Harris joins us to discuss his book Kids These Days, and the issues facing millennials. Also, a round up of the latest immigration news, and Freddie is back in the studio. Malcom…
Zach Zecha is a Pennsylvania-based artist whose playful works with up-cycled and industrial material speak to his past and present physical surroundings.
Julie Kliegman joins the show to talk coverage of suicide and mental illness and how media outlets—and people—can discuss it more sensibly.
Kenny from The Movements Podcast joins us to discuss the origins of the Russian Revolution. Also, beloved chef and food journalist Anthony Bourdain is dead at 61.
This week I chat w/ Claudi & Raimundo of Pinc Louds and listen to their latest album Delancey Street—tune in!
Joe talks about his thoughts on the passing of Anthony Bourdain and touches on how the media discusses mental health and suicide.
‘Bulls**t or Legit’ w/ Matt Ruby & Rex Sorgatz. Jacqueline Soller, Bryan Bruchman, and J. McVay on ‘Hearts Beat Loud.’ John Knefel on the enduring love of Republicans for Trump. A performance from Varsity’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Jeff Abbott on the Killing of Claudia Gomez Gonzalez and the Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala. Also, Trump pardons Alice Johnson after Kim Kardashian lobbies him, and California voters recall the judge…
Ryan Cunningham joins the show to discuss his recent piece in The Outline exploring the history and political mimicry of Trump’s thumbs up gesture.
Mychal Denzel Smith joins us to discuss how the United States became so over-policed. Also, Molly is back in the studio and we’re catching her up on the news.
‘Can’t Help Myself’ is the extraordinary (and often hilarious) story of a single woman navigating her mercurial love life, and a moving and poignant portrait of an amazing community of big-hearted, love-seeking allies.
Poet Jason Koo joins the show to discuss the first two games of the NBA Finals, the tribulations of a Cleveland sports fan, and his forthcoming book.
Melissa Gira Grant joins us to discuss how SESTA/FOSTA is endangering sex workers, and the aftermath of police raids on strip clubs in New Orleans. Also, Manafort gets hit with a witness tampering…
Today’s show features music from Blakface, Bumpy Knuckles, Trick Trick & more.
In Part II, the Racism Watch Dog owners discuss how they choose racists tweets to bark at, negative responses to the account, their favorite @RacismDog tweets, and more.
David Adler joins us to discuss his findings on the authoritarian leanings of centrists. Also, Trump’s lawyers argue he is above the law, and the the US considers escalating its presence in…
Sonjie Feliciano Solomon is an artist/designer based in Brooklyn, NY whose work explores ephemerality and transformation, light and shadow, structure and collapsibility, and the designed and the organic.
The @RacismDog owners join the show to discuss the inspiration behind their successful Twitter account and the importance of highlighting racism on Twitter.
Todd Miller joins us to discuss what’s new and what isn’t new about Trump’s escalated immigration and border policies. Also, John Bolton’s new chief of staff is a rampant Islamophobe, and…
Guantanamo Baywatch is the kind of surf rock that can never go wrong—tune in!
Monica Anderson joins the show to discuss Pew’s recent survey of teenagers’ technology and social media habits.
Matt Ruby speaks with Lubaina Choudhury, a natural healing expert. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story.’ John Knefel on the Trump administration rescinding TPS. A performance from NADINE’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss Ireland’s major victory for reproductive rights. Also, the US government is upping the number of drone strikes it’s carrying out while decreasing transparency, and…
Rob Sanchez joins the show to discuss the NBA Finals, including whether the Cavs-Warriors matchup is getting old and where LeBron could sign this summer.
Aziz Rana, professor of law at Cornell Law School and author of The Two Faces of American Freedom,  joins us to discuss the need for a more robust leftist foreign policy, and the fracturing of the…
Coming of age on the perilous frontier of revolutionary New York, Elizabeth Schuyler champions the fight for independence, and when she meets Alexander Hamilton she’s captivated by the young officer’s charisma and brilliance
Paul Blest joins the show to discuss his recent piece looking at Congress’ recent rollback of Dodd-Frank regulations and how some lawmakers have mischaracterized it.
Molly Crabapple joins us to discuss her new book, Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War, written with Marwan Hisham. Also, a new study on white people rejecting democracy, nearly 5,000…
Today’s show features music from Blakface, Bumpy Knuckles, Trick Trick & more.
Fellow BTR host J. McVay joins the show to discuss Roseanne Barr’s racists tweets that led ABC to cancel her show.
Mica Lee Williams, an If/When/How reproductive justice fellow and an attorney in Pennsylvania, joins us to discuss Trump’s new Title X rule. Also, Mike Konczal discusses the new financial…
Anne Gilman is a Brooklyn-born artist working in varying formats that include large-scale drawings and multi-panel projects.  Using pencils, inks, and layers of pigment, she writes, redacts, draws,…
Joe discusses the Tomi Lahren drink tossing incident and asks how to deal with public figures who profit from hate mongering and racist rhetoric.
Molly returns in a previously recorded, but never aired, discussion about what to do with men, both famous and not, who have been accused of sexual assault. Also, very brief thoughts about the North…
This week we chat with Alabama’s psych-punk band The Burning Peppermints & listen to their newest album ‘Glittervomit.’
In Part II, Rich Hanley discusses the NFL’s role at the center of the culture war and how football’s toxic masculinity and decline in youth participation threaten the game’s future.
Twitter Moments with Matt Ruby. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on ‘Deadpool 2.’ John Knefel on the Trump administration creating closer ties with Saudi Arabia and Israel. A performance from Oracle Room’s recent BTR Live Studio session.
Natalie Shure, writer and head of research at Adam Ruins Everything, joins us to discuss the short-comings of the ACA and the argument for Medicare for All. Also, data shows centrists hold the most authoritarian views, and Trump’s reaction to the NFL’s latest racist policy.
Rich Hanley returns to discuss the NFL’s new rule forcing players to stand or stay in the locker room during the pregame national anthem.
Nathan J Robinson, editor of Current Affairs, joins us to discuss how mainstream news propagandizes for Israel, and which views are actually excluded from popular discourse. Also, Democrats help…
Death Doesn’t Bargain is the second historical fantasy title in New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Deadman’s Cross series. Where Deadmen tell their tales, and every soul is damned or redeemed by the final choices they make
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the Trump administration’s confusing positions on China, the president’s unsecured private phone, and noteworthy primary results from last night.
Sean McElwee, co-founder of Data For Progress, joins us to discuss his proposal to abolish ICE, and what the primaries tell us about the current state of both political parties. Also, an article at The Intercept argues Chuck Schumer’s foreign policy is nearly indistinguishable from Trump.
Today’s show features music from VStylez, Kyah Baby, Homeboy Sandman & Edan
In Part II, Trevor Beaulieu discusses the nature of Kanye West’s genius and the bargain that black artists make in order to be accepted and celebrated by white elites & tastemakers.
Bryce Covert joins us to discuss universal childcare, paid family leave, and the North Carolina teachers’ strike. Also, Trump calls for a DOJ investigation into an already existing investigation,…
Elizabeth Knowles is a visual artist who creates paintings, sculptures and installations revealing the life force of nature emerging as visual patterns.
Trevor Beaulieu joins the show to discuss the ways in which Kanye West’s social media meltdown relates to Basquiat’s conflicts with status and race.
Elizabeth Beavers, associate policy director at Indivisible, joins us to discuss the confirmation of Gina Haspel to run the CIA. Also, GL Johnson from DSA Pittsburgh discusses the big wins for socialists last Tuesday. Last but not least, Trump issues a new plan to defund Planned Parenthood.
Brooklyn-based by way of Miami, we chat with post-punkers/ experimentalist Mons Vi!
The Brooklyn-based band by way of Miami, FL brings a fresh and flowery experimental take to post-punk.
Joe discusses the racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg, why it’s okay (and good) to publicly ridicule racists, and Fox News’ fractured logic around…
Our 2018 Summer Movie Preview. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on ‘Cargo.’ A performance from Tracy Bonham’s recent BTR Live Studio session.
David Klion on Israel’s violence in Gaza and a better way to think about the Russia investigation. Also, Trump calls some undocumented immigrants “animals,” and a video of a Manhattan racist…
In Part II, Adam and John Dolan discuss changes from the original ‘Illiad,’ how academia tends to omit violence and other fun stuff from classic texts, and what John has been up to over the years. 
Jacobin Magazine’s Meagan Day joins us to discuss Bernie Sanders’ Workplace Democracy Act and the impacts of neoliberalism on the workforce. Also, Tuesday was a big night for Socialists in the…
In the glittering hotbed of turn-of-the-twentieth century Vienna, one woman’s life would define and defy an era
BTRtoday Editor-in-Chief Adam Bulger interviews John Dolan (aka Gary Brecher, The War Nerd) about his modern translation of Homer’s ‘The Illiad.’
Maysoon Zayid  joins us to discuss Israel’s deadly use of force against Gazans and the US embassy’s opening in Jerusalem. And Emma Saltzberg from If Not Now joins us to talk about how young…
Today’s show features music from Bumpy Knuckles x Nottz, Kritikal, VStylez & Kyah Baby.
Adam Johnson joins the show to discuss the way U.S. media’s tendency to create power symmetry when covering violent events like the Palestinian protests in Gaza yesterday.
Ali Gharib joins us to discuss the US decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Also, a new study shows white people move to the right as they get richer, and Bloomberg’s disingenuous…
Sa’dia Rehman is a transdisciplinary artist whose work is fueled by a critical exploration of Muslim American identity and how it intersects with race, power and gender.
Brent Johnson joins the show to discuss the Supreme Court’s decision allowing states to legalize sports gambling, and the impact where it all started—New Jersey.
Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss the end of Temporary Protected Status and corruption in Guatemala. Also, Iran and Israel exchange fire and a New York Times Op-Ed gets the reactionary right totally…
This week we chat with the deep, spiritual and heavy new wave Dinosoul!
Joe discusses Michelle Goldberg’s NYT opinion piece about the left fueling the right. Unsurprisingly, he disagrees.
Favorite performances, directors, and more from the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay on ‘Racer and the Jailbird.’ John Knefel on Trump’s reactionary foreign policy. A sneak preview from Language’s BTR Live Studio session.
Micah Uetricht joins us to discuss the resurgent labor militancy taking hold across the country. Also, Gina Haspel testifies before Congress in her hearing to lead the CIA. Micah Uetricht Photo…
Sabrina Oesterle is a research associate professor in the School of Social Work and Assistant Director of the University of Washington’s Social Development Research Group. Click here to read more…
Nima Shirazi joins us for the hour to discuss Trump’s decision to destroy the Iran nuclear deal. Nima Shirazi photo courtesy of Nima Shirazi
As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, leading neuroscientist Barbara Lipska was plunged into madness—only to miraculously survive with her memories intact
Sabrina Oesterle joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the Communities That Care prevention system and its positive results in participant communities.
Alexis Goldstein joins us to discuss the Trump administration’s efforts to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Also, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigns after four women…
Today’s show features music from MeRCY, Showbiz & A.G., Tenacity & DRUGS Beats
Eoin Higgins returns to discuss why legacy media is so hellbent on portraying John McCain’s as a “maverick” and glossing over the senator’s problematic legacy during the senator’s final days.
Evan Williams, a reporter and producer for Frontline’s new documentary “Myanmar’s Killing Fields,” joins us to discuss the atrocities being carried out against the Rohingya. Also, Trump ends Temporary Protected Status, Gina Haspel offered to withdraw her CIA nomination, and Molly gave birth to the newest little scoocher baby.
Gabrielle Mertz is a visual artist and choreographer whose work explores spatial and movement structures through the incorporation of light, sound, technology and other forms.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Rudy Guiliani’s recent television appearances, why Trump doesn’t care about the truth or credibility, what to expect from Korean negotiations, and more.
Charlotte Shane joins us to discuss the problem with men and the bizarre framing of the incel phenomenon. Also, New York City moves to open a safer consumption site, and Trump’s supporters don’t…
This week I chat with the upbeat & bubbly Peach Kelli Pop — tune-in to hear her newest tracks!
Joe discusses Fox News host Neil Cavuto’s takedown of Donald Trump and why it’s weird people are celebrating a news anchor for pointing out lies.
Favorite films from the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay on ‘Tully.’ John Knefel on Michelle Wolf’s WHCD performance. A sneak preview from Holly Miranda’s BTR Live Studio session.
Sarah Jaffe joins us to discuss the teachers’ strikes in Arizona and Puerto Rico, and what the age of austerity has meant for class solidarity. Also, Rudy Giuliani does a great job as a…
 In Part II, Maura Quint discusses joke theft and the problem with large content aggregating accounts like FuckJerry and The Fat Jew.
Robert Mueller told Trump’s lawyers that he could subpoena the president, a new study shows how school choice fuels school segregation, and TMZ turned awesome when Van Lathan schooled Kanye about…
A coming-of-age story set in modern day China centering on the friendship between an American and a Chinese boy who meet while training with Beijing’s Junior National Tennis Team
Maura Quint joins the show to provide her take on Michelle Wolf’s WHCD set and why it’s troubling to see the free press prioritizing access above everything else.
The new school chancellor for New York City tweeted out an article critical of wealthy white parents opposed to an integration plan, Netanyahu tries to undermine the Iran deal, and listener…
Today’s show features music and a conversation with UK recording artist Taz.
In Part II, Francesco, Alex, and Peggie discuss how our genes change as we age and the potential impact of their study’s findings on the aging process.
Michelle Wolf made fun of the Trump administration at the White House Correspondents Dinner and everyone, including the press, lost it. Michelle Wolf photo by Erin Nekervis courtesy of…
Rebecca Murtaugh is a New York based artist whose work explores alchemy, the history of objects, and in the relationship between nature and the manmade.
Francesco Vallania, Alex Luo, and Peggie Cheung join the show to discuss their recent study exploring epigenetics and the environment’s effect on agning immune systems.
ICE has been sending letters to New Yorkers who have been fingerprinted by the NYPD, a thoughtful Times op ed wonders what’s best to be done after men are accused of harassment and abuse, and…
I chat with Haley Dahl of Sloppy Jane herself about music, religion and celibacy & listen to her newest album ‘Willow.’
Joe discusses the intellectual dishonesty of the right using Kanye West’s support of Donald Trump as some sort of intellectual turning point.
Matt Ruby interviews comedian/writer Dan Shaki about his working on a sitcom with Nate Bargatze and Jerrod Carmichael. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Disobedience’ and ‘Duck Butter.’ Molly Knefel on Democratic jobs policy. A performance from Operator Music Band’s BTR Live Studio session.
Activists and progressive challengers are pushing the Democratic party to the left, two Colorado lawmakers want to jail teachers for striking, and catching up on listener mail.     Democratic…
Eric Curtin (@dubstep4dads) joins the show to discuss FuckJerry’s recent Shorty Awards win and the problems content stealing accounts pose to original content creators.
Mick Mulvaney admits to accepting bribes, Colorado lawmaker proposes jailing teachers who strike, Hank Azaria responds to the criticisms of Apu in a nearly unprecedentedly thoughtful way. Hank…
From the author of the internationally bestselling ‘The Lake of Dead Languages’ comes a gripping novel about madness, motherhood, love, and trust.
Rich Hanley returns to discuss the NFL Draft’s significance to the league,  the role of social media in draft coverage, saturation of mock drafts, and more.
The Waffle House shooter in Nashville has been arrested, Jonathan Chait thinks women should stop being victims, and listener mail. Kirsten Gillibrand photo by Congress courtesy of Wikimedia…
Today’s show features music from Pre$$ha Dinero, Jamo Gang, Roc Marciano and Torae.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Trump’s North Korean negotiations, James Comey’s book promotion, and Sean Hannity’s close connection to Trump and Michael Cohen. Dr. Steve Billet is the Director…
We talk with Andres Cediel, producer of tonight’s Frontline documentary in collaboration with the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, “Trafficked in America.” Also, the CIA’s…
Jeremy Endo is a conceptual artist / designer whose work analyzes popular culture trends that reflects our interpersonal relationships and interactions.
Carrie Cuttler joins the show to discuss her recent study exploring the effects of cannabis use on anxiety, depression, and stress through user self-reporting and observational data. 
We catch up with listener mail on education and parenting, and also on Richard Cohen’s terrible WaPo op ed about male privilege. Gavroche photo by Émile Bayard courtesy of Wikimedia…
Chatted w/ Australian band Big White at SXSW & it was a wild ride.
Joe discusses (and laughs at) the Washington Post article about Donald Trump’s lies to get onto the “Forbes 400” list in the early-1980s.
Matt Ruby interviews Amy Bennett, founder of The Greene Grape. Jacqueline Soller on ‘The Rider.’ John Knefel on what Trump should do in Syria. A performance from Alice Boman’s BTR Live Studio session.
Pompeo goes to North Korea, NYC’s new school chancellor discourages walk-outs from New York City students, Richard Cohen is the mascot of white privilege, and Cardi B is right. Tammy…
How far will ICE go to avoid constitutionality and detain immigrants? Eoin Higgins joins the show to discuss ICE’s subversive and brutal tactics under the Trump and Obama administrations.
The Working Families Party endorses Cynthia Nixon in the New York governors race, a potential new war authorization in Congress, and listener mail. Working Families Party
“What you see here, what you hear here, what you do here, let it stay here.”
In Part II, Dr. Michael Smith discusses stress management, the importance of putting your phone away, developing a sleep program, and more.
Two black men are arrested for waiting to meet a friend in Starbucks, it appears that Michael Cohen is Sean Hannity’s lawyer, and more thoughts on liberal nationalism and Syria. Sean…
Today’s show features music from Bumpy Knuckles, Homeboy Sandman, Sadat X & more.
Dr. Michael Smith joins the show to discuss his role with Life Extension, different types of stress management, and living with elevated cortisol levels.
Frontline’s Michael Kirk is back to discuss tonight’s documentary “McCain.” Also, the US has bombed Syria, and James Comey gave his first interview since being fired. Frontline
Krista La Bella is a New York based multi-media artist who embraces the voluptuous, fat, female body.
Joshua M. Bernstein joins the show to discuss his new book Homebrew World, how homebrewing has revolutionized beer culture, watching homebrewers succeed, and more.
Comey’s upcoming book has the DC class praising him as a resistance hero, Mike Pompeo’s confirmation hearing, and listener mail. James Comey photo by Federal Bureau of Investigation…
This week we listen to the latest from SAENTS and chat with the mastermind himself Rhett Smith! You gotta tune in.              Click here for more episodes of The Music Meetup (formerly Discovery Corner)! 
Though still writing his own material, the solo artist is happily welcoming some fresh new minds into the process.
In Part II, Scott Roehm explains the potential repercussions if Gina Haspel is approved as CIA Director and why the “following orders” defense is bogus.
Matt Ruby interviews Doc Kelley about FluxBuddha. Winston Cook-Wilson on ‘You Were Never Really Here’ and ‘A Quiet Place.’ Molly Knefel on liberal reactions to so-called “political correctness.” A performance from IDLES’ BTR Live Studio session.
Kentucky teachers are protesting at the capitol today, more thoughts on Paul Ryan’s legacy, Cynthia Nixon calls out the racist way that marijuana laws are enforced, and the Access Hollywood tape is…
CVT’s Scott Roehm joins the show to discuss his organization’s opposition of Gina Haspel’s nomination for CIA Director, citing her operational role in the intelligence agency’s now-defunct torture program.
Zuckerberg testifies before the Senate, goodbye Paul Ryan, and Trump thinks he can fire Mueller. Mark Zuckerberg photo by Presidência do México via Wikimedia Commons
“If not you, then who? If not now, then when? We need more women to speak up and make their voices heard. Young women have valuable experiences and perspectives. We need you in this fight.” Senator Elizabeth Warren
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Taia Handlin joins the show to discuss Paul Ryan’s particularly ugly voting record on reproductive rights, as well as the implications of his retirement.
The FBI has raided Michael Cohen’s office and hotel room, the Simpsons dismisses Hari Kondabolu’s criticisms of Apu, and listener mail.
Today’s show features music from Jamo Gang, UFO Fev & the Council.
The FBI raided the office of Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen. What might Cohen know about Trump? How worried should the president be? Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss that and more.
We talk with filmmaker Michael Kirk on his new Frontline documentary “Trump’s Takeover,” a look at the chemical weapons attack in Syria, and what we’ve learned about the NYPD killing of Saheed…
Kate Kretz is a Washington DC-based artist whose recent work addresses vulnerabilities of motherhood, familial dysfunctionality and America’s bully culture.
Splinter’s David Uberti joins the show to discuss secrecy of the Amazon HQ bidding war and the trouble local media outlets have in getting information about the bids.
It’s a listener prompted show! We discuss an article on the relationship between discipline and capitalism, and listener mail on graduate school and leaving Facebook. photo by Amolnaik3k…
This week I play the new record ‘Haze’ by The Shacks & share an interview w/ them at SXSW—it’s lit, tune in!         Click here for more episodes of The Music Meetup (formerly Discovery Corner)! 
Dizzying psychedelia that’s sultry and serene—with a new album just released, there’s no stopping these peacemakers.
Buzzfeed’s Jane Lytvynenko joins the show to discuss the growing problem of Twitter hoaxes and misinformation in the wake of tragedies and shootings like the one at YouTube HQ on Tuesday.
Matt Ruby and Rex Sorgatz discuss MISINFO in recent events and culture. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Unsane.’ Molly Knefel on adult reactions to Parkland teens.