Ep 118 // Raanan Hershberg w/ Matt Ruby, on Silent Meditation Retreats / ‘The Farewell’

00:00 Intro
01:07 Matt Ruby chats w/ Raanan Hershberg about Silent Meditation Retreats
31:22 1st Person: Justin // Breaking Through The Illusion of Reality
35:11 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘The Farewell’
36:27 Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
54:36 “Fighter” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) Prateek Kuhad
59:13 Outro / Credits
60:04 Finish.

Contributor Matt Ruby and guest Raanan Hershberg discuss their experiences with silent meditation retreats (and comedy).

Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘The Farewell,’ directed by Lulu Wang and starring Awkwafina and Zhao Shuzhen — out now from A24.

And we’ll take exclusive early listen to a performance by Indian singer/songwriter Prateek Kuhad, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

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…
Reg. Contributors Matt Ruby Jacqueline Soller