‘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.
Ryan Cooper on the GOP threat to democracy. Also, Magnet Releasing’s new film, ‘Censor.’ Plus music by Golden Alphabet and Phantom Wave.
Robin Marty on a SCOTUS case that could change reproductive rights in America. Also, Paramount Pictures’ ‘A Quiet Place Part II.’ Plus music by Willa Amai and The Planes.
We round up our moist-highly anticipated movies that will be out between Memorial and Labor Days. Plus music by Endearments.
Dr. Celine Gounder explains what’s behind so-called vaccine hesitancy and how to boost vaccine confidence. Also, New Line Cinema’s ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead.’ Plus music by Michael Cormier.
Meet Emily Smith, a longtime producer and host at BTRtoday. Plus music by Juliet Quick.
Meet Bryan Bruchman, a longtime producer and host at BTRtoday. Plus music by Sasha and the Valentines and GracieSouz.
An examination of hate crimes against Asian Americans. A devastating film about the massacre at Srebrenica during the Bosnian War. Plus music by A Day Without Love.
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.
Researcher Mikey Biddlestone on a conspiracy theory aimed at an icon. Regina King’s film, One Night in Miami...’ Plus music from Soul Honey Records.
Journalist Ryan Cooper on NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent troubles. Lee Isaac Chung’s film, ‘Minari.’ Plus music from T.V.O.D. and Kaz Mirblouk.
Chloé Zhao’s gorgeous new docudrama resonates today. Plus stories of traveling the road. Also, music from Jonas Carping and Hoorsees.
In this episode, Joe Virgillito and Charles Hinshaw to discuss the new movie 'Judas and the Black Messiah' directed by Shaka King and starring Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield. Later in the show, Charles speaks with Jacqueline Soller about 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' directed by George C. Wolfe and starring Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis. Plus we’ll hear live performances from OK Cowgirl and Lindsay Reamer, both recorded exclusively for BTRtoday.
Joe Biden has a plan, but is it enough? Trump needs to be held to account, but will he be? Plus music by Thick and Bruisey Peets.
Revisiting previous topics: free college, misinformation, immersive moviegoing, prediction markets, and polling. Plus music from Hollyy.
The 4th installment of Steven McQueen’s series. A long-delayed revenge film. Plus music by Tommy Sherrod and MC WhiteOwl.
Trump slinks away as his impeachment trial looms. Biden hits the ground runnings with executive orders and a pandemic plan. Plus music by The Electric Grandmother and Comfy.
A big screen spectacle on our TVs. The 3rd In Steve McQueen’s remarkable series.. Plus music by Sanya N’Kanta.
Certain election defeat for Trump fueled armed insurrection. Meanwhile, Dems will now hold both chambers of Congress along with the White House. Plus music by Erin Frisy and Gold Connections.
2020 In Review! We revisit our chat about the 2011 movie, ‘Contagion’ from way back in March. Plus music by Lisel, Activity, Shamir, Felicia Douglass… and Allison Langerak and Wyatt Tuzo.