Ep 26 // Kate Willett / ‘American Made’

Premiere DateOct 6, 2017
00:00 Intro
01:13 START /// Kate Willett Interview w/ Matt Ruby
02:20 Moving from SF to LA to NYC and the differences between them
04:55 San Francisco changes / living in an art commune / Burning Man
10:50 Spirituality / meditation
12:40 Psychedelics / alcohol / sobriety
15:45 Feminism and changing in approach over last 6 months
19:12 Social media posting and blowback / 2016 election
21:09 Hillary Clinton and the right wing, Bernie Sanders, etc.
27:25 Misogyny and Hillary Clinton
31:16 Sex parties / “Down To Meditate” / Polyamory
33:08 Porn and gender roles, sexuality, expectations, etc.
36:50 Donald Trump as an example of how not to act /// END
37:19 1st Person: Vanessa // Going Down Death Road
40:49 Movie Review: ‘American Made’ w/ Jacqueline Soller
42:02 Movie Chat: ‘American Made’ (spoiler alert)
54:58 John Knefel // Roy Moore Is The Future Of The GOP
57:39 “Jesus Lived In A Motel Room” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) Hyukoh
63:10 Special Message: Las Vegas and Gun Violence Discussions on ‘The Daily Beat’
64:14 Outro / Credits
64:59 Finish.

This week, we hear a conversation between contributor Matt Ruby and his guest, Kate Willett. Kate is a comedian, actress, and writer known for telling intelligent, relatable stories that are both feminist and raunchy. Her comedy album, Glass Gutter, is available now and she stopped by to speak with Matt in a conversation that touches on feminism, sexism, sexuality, and politics. We’re also joined by Jacqueline to discuss the recently released movie, American Made, directed by Doug Liman and starring Tom Cruise. Along the way, we’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel with his thoughts about how Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore represents the future of the GOP; we’ll hear from a woman named Vanessa about the time she rode a bike down “Death Road” in Bolivia — an experience she marks as the most dangerous thing she’s ever done; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by South Korean indie band Hyukoh from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.

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