Ep 32 // Louis CK / ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Premiere DateNov 17, 2017
00:00 Intro
01:24 START /// Louis CK admits to sexual harassment (w/ Kate Willett & Matt Ruby)
02:45 Reactions as comedians
07:00 Strength in numbers
09:40 Removing the stigma from revealing sexual harassment and assault
11:02 The effect of Louis CK’s “apology” / consequences
18:14 The wider problem in comedy and other industries
22:34 The timing of this in relation to his new movie
26:30 Noteworthy coverage
28:15 The state of comedy for women
29:30 Open mics are toxic /// END
32:45 1st Person: Cupcake // Lessons From A Stranger
37:10 Movie Review: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ w/ Charles Hinshaw
39:04 Movie Chat: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ (spoiler alert)
51:40 Molly Knefel // A Post ‘Access Hollywood’ World
53:41 “Slow Motion” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) Jane Weaver
59:22 Outro / Credits
60:10 Finish.

This week, Kate Willett and Matt Ruby join us to discuss the fall from grace of comedian Louis C.K. since stories about his sexual harassment of women rose to higher prominence in recent weeks. We’re also joined by Charles Hinshaw to discuss the recently released movie, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, directed by Martin McDonagh and starring Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, and Woody Harrelson. Along the way, we’ll also hear from a woman named Cupcake about some meaningful advice she was once given by a stranger that’s really been useful to her over the years; Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel shares her take on the lingering effects of the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape which revealed Donald Trump bragging about sexual assault; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance from one of next week’s BTR Live Studio sessions by Liverpool synth-pop artist Jane Weaver.

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…
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