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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
Lots of great music came out in the first half of the year, so we’re getting together to talk about our favorites. Plus music by Will Stratton.
It’s been a while since a Marvel movie has been in theaters, and one of the original stars of the MCU should probably have had her own movie sooner. Plus music by niecesandnephews.
A throwback noir film from Steven Soderbergh. An unearthed look at a cultural festival that was effectively disappeared from history until now. Plus music by Wes Tirey.
Sport Illustrated’s Julie Kliegman on trans athlete bans going into effect across the country. Also, A24 and Hulu’s ‘False Positive.’ Plus music by Gracie and Rachel and Talay.
Madeline Peltz on the right wing media ecosystem of conspiracies and misinfino. Also, Hulu’s ‘Plan B’. Plus music by Sarah Osborne and Milly.
‘In The Heights’ transposes the staged depiction of Washington Heights to the big screen. Stories from the pandemic and protests. Plus music by Alex Lleo and Ifeanyi Elswith.