Ep 153 // Sanders vs. Biden vs. Trump vs. COVID-19 / ‘Onward'

Premiere DateMar 13, 2020
00:00 Intro
01:22 START /// Sanders vs. Biden vs. Trump vs. COVID-19 w/ J. McVay & Joe Virgillito
02:20 The case for Sanders’ campaign continuing
05:09 Next debate could be favorable to Sanders
08:13 Biden’s campaign trail incidents
12:51 Counter-narratives to Biden’s rise
16:11 Sanders did better against Clinton in 2016 than against Biden so far
22:00 COVID-19’s effect on Democratic candidates and President Trump
25:21 Biden’s COVID-19 address looked like a “shadow presidency”
29:26 COVID-19 exposes Trump and Republicans and highlights need for Sanders’ policies /// END
34:26 1st Person: Aleyna // Pretending To Like Heavy Metal For A Crush
37:45 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Onward’
39:25 Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
59:40 "Double Dare" (BTR Live Studio, 2020) Momma
62:54 Outro / Credits
63:40 Finish.

J. McVay is joined by contributor Joe Virgillito to discuss the latest Democratic primary results and what those mean for candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Also, they discuss the escalating concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic and how the candidates — and current president — are approaching it, for better or worse.

Later in the episode, J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss the new Disney Pixar movie, ‘Onward,’ directed by Dan Scanlon with voices by Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Drefus, and Octavia Spencer — out now from Walt Disney Studios.

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Los Angeles band Momma, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu. Joe Virgillito is associate producer.

Mentioned in the episode:

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…