Biden announces some top cabinet positions. Stories about learning and growing. And music from Dolly Valentine.
Netflix documentary, ‘Dick Johnson Is Dead.’ Plus stories of healing and connecting. Also, music from Foxanne and KIN.
How does the Best Picture Oscar winner from 2000 hold up ten years on? Also, music from Fetching Pails.
The votes are still being counted, but some results are certain and others are likely. Plus music from Sam Burton and Ganga Lee.
We review the major election-related news of the week–and there’s plenty, of course. Plus music from Sad13.
How does the Best Picture Oscar winner from 2010 hold up ten years on? Also, music from Nasimiyu
Meet Nikkiesha McLeod. Charlie Kaufman’s ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things.’ Plus music by Photo Ops.
Donald Trump says he’s “up-played” the seriousness of the pandemic. Joe Biden needs to focus on winning. And we all need to worry about election result legitimacy. Plus music from Xanthe Alexis.
Paul Ollinger on the psychology of money. New movie, ‘Buyoyancy.’ Plus music by Oginalii and HaStyle Rhymes
VoiceLove connects COVID-19 patients to loved ones in a low-cost way. New movie, ‘Mr. Jones.’ Plus music from Shamir and Space Sluts.
Economist L. Randall Wray on bold economic solutions for the pandemic. New movie, ‘She Dies Tomorrow.’ Plus music from Nejma Nefertiti and Carriers.
Journalist David Moore on the influence of corporate lobbyists on the DNC. Plus music from Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose, Lotion Princess, Forever Honey, and Looms.
It’s been a weird year in general — and that includes for movies and movie lovers. We discuss some that have managed to be released so far that are worth a look.
Matt Ruby chats w/ Rabbi Avram Mlotek about Judaism and our current crises–and his new book. Plus music by Worriers and Seán Barna.
We discuss new movies ‘House of Hummingbird’ and ‘Palm Springs.’ Plus music by Napoleon da Legend and NO ICE’s Jamie Frey.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Hamilton is now more available to view than ever before, but it’s also more open to criticism of its portrayal of slaveholding founding fathers.
Ana Goñi-Lessan on George Floyd childhood home of Houston’s Third Ward. The new Spike Lee film, ‘Da 5 Bloods.’ Music by Courntey Barnett + Shilpa Ray.
Andre Green joins us to discuss the current inflection point we’re going through as a nation. He also shares his personal reaction and describes the reactions he’s witnessed locally in Massachusetts.
George Floyd was murdered on Monday, May 25th. Protests followed, with police riots in response.
Responsibility chains, intent-behavior gaps, local validators, and incalculable loss… but also koalas and yogurt.
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.
We listened to Joe Biden’s new podcast and have thoughts. A discussion of Netflix’s ‘Tigertail.’ And a preview of GOLD DIME’s BTR Live Studio session.
Dr. Lynn Jiang, 1 of 2 doctors who began an Instagram account to document health workers on the frontline. Ryan Cooper on Gov. Cuomo. New gerrymander documentary ‘Slay The Dragon.’ And music by Parlor Walls.
Matt Ruby on COVID-19. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller on new movie, ‘Swallow.’ Plus a preview of Workman ong’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Joe Virgillito is here to discuss the Democratic primaries and COVID-19. Also, we discuss new movie, Lost Girls.’ Plus a preview of Activity’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Joe Virgillito is here to discuss why Sanders shouldn’t drop out, the effects of COVID-19 on current politics, and more. Also, we discuss new movie, ‘Onward.’ Plus a preview of Momma’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Joe Virgillito is here to discuss Super Tuesday and beyond. Also, we discuss new movie, ‘The Invisible Man.’ Plus a preview of Church Girls’ upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Meet Maggie Oliver, producer/host of BTR’s new podcast, ‘Super Superb.’ Also, we discuss new movie, ‘The Lodge.’ Plus a preview of The Joy Formidable’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Joe Virgillito looks at prediction markets and their relationship to elections. Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay on new movie Birds of Prey.’ Plus a preview of Pom Pom Squad’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Meet Joe Virgillito, longtime BTR producer/host and writer. Also, we review new wide-release movie, ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire.’ Plus a preview of Mustardmind’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
We discuss three Oscar contenders ‘1917,’ ‘Little Women,’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit.’ Plus a preview of Wintersleep’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Super Bowl betting data with American Gaming Association’s Dave Forman. Charles Hinshaw & J. McVay on new movie ‘Beanpole.’ Plus a preview of The Makeout Club’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw on Oscar nominations and 2019 film favorites. Plus a preview of proper.’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw on ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.’ Plus a preview of Kazu’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Matt Ruby talks more with writer Tim Kreider. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller on new movie, ‘Uncut Gems.’ Plus a preview of Lisel’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Matt Ruby talks with writer Tim Kreider. Also, we review new movies, ‘Uncut Gems,’ ‘Little Women,’ and ‘The Rise of Skywalker.’ Plus a preview of upcoming BTR Live Studio sessions from Field Mouse and Kissed By An Animal.

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