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Joe discusses the current unpredictability of American foreign relations, as well as Donald Trump’s interview with Reuters, where the president admitted he thought the job “would be easier.”
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Elena Childers joins the show to discuss her love for music, how she began covering it, and what to do to immerse yourself in a city’s music scene.
Taia returns to discuss Democratic incompetence in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential victory, including the potential alienation of the party’s voter base.
It thought beverages would fill its life with meaning, but writing utensils work just as well.
Fellow BTRtoday staff writer Taia Handlin joins Joe to discuss Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s impending resignation, acknowledgement of former NSA Michael Flynn’s wrongdoing, and her unhealthy obsession with the Utah pol.
Omer Taspinar discusses the recent referendum in Turkey, division surrounding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, similarities to Donald Trump, and the rise of nativism throughout Europe and the world.
Joe discusses Trump’s shift in opinion regarding the 100-day standard, why we value such an arbitrary number of days, and whether or not Trump is living up to what we expected, regardless of our political beliefs.
In the second part of our conversation, Dr. Steve Billet discusses the troublesome nature of President Trump’s unpredictability with foreign affairs, his shift toward mainstream Republican foreign policy, and the media’s curious reverence for military intervention.
Dr. Steve Billet is back to discuss the special election in Georgia’s 6th district, positive signs for Democrats, big spending on small races, and districts that could give President Trump some trouble.
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Brandon Holmes of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) joins the show to discuss the recent proposal to close Rikers Island, difficulties surrounding its closure, New York residents concerns, and de-carceration.
Jonathan Bernstein of Bernstein Crisis Management join the show to discuss different aspects of crisis management, United Airlines’ public relations fiasco, and the importance of preparedness in the age of digital recording and live streaming.
A day before nationwide Tax Marches, New York-based organizer Mohammed Naeem joins the show to discuss the idea and need for it, goals of intersectionality, and the widespread demand for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns.
Dalia Mogahed talks about the hope and difficulty of overcoming Islamophobia in the United States, as well as the need to separate the issue of bigotry from Islamic reform.
Dalia Mogahed joins the show to discuss the rhetorical rise of Islamophobia, her gravest concerns about it, and why some Muslims dislike the term.
The statement offered no specific details as to the scale or type of intervention planned, but that military action was being prepared “behind the scenes.”
Kirby Farrell discusses the conditions under which conspiracy theories can become mainstream, when too much conspiratorial thinking can become problematic, and more.
Dr. Kirby Farrell joins the show to discuss the psychological attraction to conspiracy theories, using conspiracy as a coping mechanism, the comfort of believing in higher powers, and more.
Joe discusses the air strikes in Syria, concerns around potential motivations from the Trump administration, and the sobering reality of chemical weaponry.
Amy Sutherland discusses forming non-dominant cooperative relationships with pets, the difficulty of balancing multiple writing projects at once, and the curiosity and passion required of journalists and authors.
BTRtoday speaks with Dr. Steve Billet of the George Washington University to get the pulse of national politics.
Journalist and author Amy Sutherland joins the show to discuss her most recent book “Rescuing Penny Jane,” the world of animal rescue shelters, her urge to volunteer, and more.
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Fellow BTR writer Taia Handlin joins the show to discuss recent developments with North Carolina’s bathroom bill, the question of individual rights, the proper use of identity politics, and more.
Stanford University computer science researcher Justin Cheng joins the show to talk about his recently published paper exploring the ease with which people can become trolls online.
President Trump’s approval of torture during the campaign could have dangerous effects abroad and at home.

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