Ep 34 // Torah Talk, Part 2 / ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Premiere DateDec 1, 2017
00:00 Intro
01:20 START /// Torah Talk, Part 2 w/ Matt Ruby + Charles Gould
08:13 “To the Torah!” / wicked world before Noah
09:45 More Torah: building the ark / Jewish sailors? / Israeli vs. American Jews
16:32 Charles’ grandparents didn’t like him (or anyone)
17:23 Matt’s parents connected by leaving each other alone / good parenting
20:49 More Torah / Larry David is the comedy Noah of today / SNL & Lorne Michaels
22:34 Powerful, successful men are creeps
24:55 More Torah / why we praise God / putting others before self
28:22 Interlude / Wrap Up /// END
31:48 1st Person: Luciana // Scariest Ride of Her Life
34:34 Movie Review: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ w/ Jacqueline Soller
35:54 Movie Chat: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ (spoiler alert)
51:03 Molly Knefel // Facing Consequences For Sexual Harassment
53:11 “Bring You Down” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) Pinact
57:00 Outro / Credits
57:49 Finish.

This week, we have the second installment of our segment with contributors Matt Ruby and Charles Gould in which they read passages from the Torah and connect the text to things going on in both the world today and in their own lives. Among the topics covered in this edition are Noah building his ark, the differences between Israeli and American Jews, effective parenting, successful men and their need for praise, and why God is praised. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller for a discussion of the recently released movie, Call Me By Your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Amira Casar. Along the way, we’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel with her thoughts on the importance of holding those who’ve committed sexual harassment accountable; we’ll hear from a woman named Luciana about a particular roller coaster ride during which she actually feared for her life; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Glasgow rock outfit Pinact from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

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…