Ep 181 // Meet BTR: Nikkiesha McLeod / ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’

Premiere DateSep 25, 2020
00:00 Intro
01:18 START /// Meet BTR: Nikkiesha McLeod / about ‘When We See Each Other’ podcast
10:20 Earliest musical memories: MJ and running away to the steelpan yard
15:33 Moving from steelpan to other drums and percussion / college punk band
18:19 First NYC band: Telenovela Star (via a Craigslist ad)
21:08 Post-Telenovela Star to solo project / becoming a lead singer, etc.
26:14 Any plans for more music?
29:00 Poetry: “a poem is a song and a song is a poem”
34:36 Wrapping up /// END
36:48 Megan // Losing Her Mother To Alcoholism
43:17 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’
44:37 Movie Chat: Jacqueline Soller + J. McVay [SPOILER ALERT]
63:25 "Play On" (BTR Live Studio, 2020) Photo Ops
67:16 Outro/credits
67:57 Finish.

J. McVay is joined by Nikkiesha McLeod, as we return to our series of recurring segments in which we meet the people behind what we do here at BTRtoday. Nikkiesha recently joined us here at BTR, as host of our newest podcast, ‘When We See Each Other.’

Follow Nikkiesha on Twitter and Instagram.

Also, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay ill discuss the recently released movie, ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things,’ written and directed by Charlie Kaufman and starring Jesse Plemons and Jessie Buckley–available on Netflix.

And we hear a live performance from Photo Ops, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday.


  • Producer/Host: J. McVay
  • Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller
  • Composer/Editor: 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…