This week, we hear a conversation between contributor Matt Ruby and his guest, Rabbi Avram Mlotek, on the role of Judaism in our current times. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss the recently released movies Wind River, directed by Taylor Sheridan and starring Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, and Graham Greene and Ingrid Goes West, directed by Matt Spicer and starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen. Along the way, we’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel with her take on the “both sides” argument that often surfaces regarding political parties or activist groups with differing beliefs, which suggests neither side is completely correct in their actions — especially when it comes to violence; we’ll hear from a man named Frank who we’ve come to know as the “baddest 72 year old in New York” as he shares stories from his time driving a taxi before rushing out to meet his much younger girlfriend; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Domino Kirke from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.
Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.
Joe Virgillito chats with Prof. Gerald Friedman about COVID-19 and the case for Medicare For All. J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss 2011 movie, ‘Contagion.’ Plus a preview of Scoville Unit’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session. | listen