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BreakThru Radio Weekly
BreakThru Radio Weekly is a weekly podcast that features regular contributors offering their views on major political and/or cultural topics of the day. Additionally, it features a weekly movie review and discussion, 1st Person stories from people we encounter on the streets of NYC, and a preview of a song from an upcoming episode of BTR Live Studio.

Recurring segments and coverage:

FILM FESTIVALS: Tribeca Film Festival 2019 (Part 1 & Part 2), New York Film Festival 2018 (Part 1 & Part 2), Tribeca Film Festival 2018 (Part 1 & Part 2)

2009 FILM RETRO: The Hurt Locker, Precious, The White Ribbon, Inglourious Basterds, Dogtooth, The Hangover, 2009 In Review

MATT RUBY INTERVIEWS: Luisa Díez on SNL & Shane Gillis, Joe Zimmerman on Relationship Attachment, Raanan Hershberg on Silent Meditation Retreats, Mary Azoff & Vocal Transformation, Dr. Jonathan Fader & Performance Psychology, Luisa Díez on Comedy & Anthropology, Dan Lerner on Positive Psychology, Starheal Psychology, Alingon Mitra, Selena Coppock, Lubaina Choudhury on Natural Healing, Dan Shaki on Writing a Sitcom, Amy Bennett & The Greene Grape, Doc Kelley & Fluxbuddha, Rex Sorgatz & the Encyclopedia of Misinformation, Adam Strauss & The Mushroom Cure, Steven Pestana & Shout!, Myq Kaplan on Ayahuasca, Kate Willett, Rabbi Avram Mlotek on Judaism Today, Christopher Kelley on Buddhism & Comedy
Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…
Featured Episodes
We look back on 2009 film ‘Inglourious Basterds.’ Also, we review new movie, ‘The Beach Bum.’ Plus a preview of Spritzer’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
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.
Recent Episodes
Our favorite films, performances, and more of 2020. Plus music by A Very Special Episode and Beau Jennings.
Manny Nomikos on the roles of identity and the pandemic in his music. Plus a discussion of the Paul Greengrass/Tom Hanks movie, ‘New of the World.’ And music by Veronica Bianqui & LAPÊCHE.
Two Academy Award nominated dramas centered on difficult family drama. Plus music from The Black Black and E. Woods.
Christopher Nolan’s latest is a confounding, yet impressive, big screen spectacle. Plus music from Faith & Majesty and Pearl Charles.
A somewhat unprecedented director's cut… for better or worse. Plus music from Sunny War.
The president makes progress. A governor descends further into scandal. The Oscar-nominated film, ‘Another Round.’ Plus music from Bartees Strange and Mala Vista.