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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
Movies that speak to the experience of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, music by Monteagle
The ins and outs of what it’s like for two parents to raise children during the pandemic. Also, music by Shana Falana.
COVID-19 response bungling. Biden’s VP options. News/media roundup. ‘Driveways’ now on VOD. BTR Live Studio w/ Honey Cutt.
No lockdown for Sweden. US economy in decline. NY cancels primary. News/media roundup. Chris Hemsworth in ‘Extraction.’ Music by Marble Arch.
A preview of the 2020 general election. New movie, Selah and the Spades. And a preview of True Dreams' BTR Live Studio session.

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