Ep 11 // (Amazon + Whole Foods) x (Facebook - Media Companies) / ‘Rough Night’

Premiere DateJun 23, 2017
00:00 Intro
01:09 Amazon buys Whole Foods
18:12 Facebook strains relationships with media companies
36:58 1st Person: Jeffrey // Jailed In China
44:00 Movie Review: ‘Rough Night’ w/ Jacqueline Soller
45:25 Movie Chat: ‘Rough Night’ (spoiler alert)
57:46 Molly Knefel // Political Art In The Age Of Trump
60:48 “Through A Glass” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) Henry Jamison
65:00 Outro
65:55 Special Comment
68:27 Finish.

This week, we welcome back contributor Matt Ruby, along with new contributor Charles Gould, to discuss Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and friction in the relationship between Facebook and media companies. Also, should we just assume that Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg are running for president one day?

Also, Jacqueline Soller returns to discuss the new movie, Rough Night, directed by Lucia Aniello and starring Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Zoë Kravitz, Ilana Glazer, Kate McKinnon, and Paul W. Downs; Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel offers her take on political art in the age of Trump; and along the way we’ll hear from a man named Jeffrey, who shares the story of the time he traveled to China to protest during the Olympics and ended up being detained and thrown out of the country; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Henry Jamison from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

Mentioned in the episode:

“Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.4 Billion” // NY Times

“Media Companies Are Getting Sick of Facebook” // Bloomberg

“Amazon has a patent to keep you from comparison shopping while you’re in its stores” // Washington Post

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…