Ep 2 // Ivanka & Jared, the End of ‘Girls,’ and ‘Your Name.’

Premiere DateApr 21, 2017
00:00 Intro
00:55 Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner on the rise (again?)
19:00 The End of HBO’s ‘Girls’
40:36 1st Person: Builder // Expressing Himself Through Photography
44:12 Movie Review: ‘Your Name.’
60:13 Molly Knefel on Tax Day protests
63:07 “Brickwall” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) Fred Thomas
66:09 Outro
66:27 Finish.

This week, we welcome back contributors Oriana Leckert and Matt Ruby to discuss the once again supposedly on the rise power couple of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as well as the end of Lena Dunham’s Girls after a 6 season run on HBO that brought much criticism and praise. Also, Jacqueline Soller joins us to discuss the recently released Japanese film, Your Name., which is now the top-grossing animé of all time. And along the way, we hear from Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel with her take on the Tax Day protests, we learn about how artist and teach Builder Levy learned to express himself through photography, and we get an early listen to an exclusive performance by Fred Thomas from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.

Music composed and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

Mentioned in the episode:

“Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump: Pillars of Family-Driven West Wing”
by Peter Baker, Glenn Thrush, and Maggie Haberman // NY Times

“’Girls’ Through the Veil”
by Ta-Nehisi Coates // The Atlantic


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…