Ep 4 // Demystifying Government and ‘The Circle’

Premiere DateMay 5, 2017
00:00 Intro
00:55 Oriana Leckert on her ‘Demystifying Government’ panel series
03:35 ‘Demystifying Government’/ group conversation
29:40 1st Person: Naya // Being A Twin
32:43 Movie Review: ‘The Circle’ w/ Jacqueline Soller
33:59 Movie Chat: ‘The Circle’ (spoiler alert)
56:50 Molly Knefel on Gorsuch’s First Vote
58:51 “Girlfriend” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) Lexie Roth
62:29 Outro
63:04 Finish.

This week, contributor Oriana Leckert discusses ‘Demystifying Government,’ a series of panels she has been involved in organizing since the 2016 election to help people to educate and/or update themselves on civics and governmental issues. Contributor Matt Ruby then joins us for a further discussion of the topic. Also, Jacqueline Soller returns to discuss the recently released movie, The Circle, starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Patton Oswalt, Ellar Coltrane, and John Boyega. And along the way, we hear from Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel with her take on newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and his first meaningful vote, we learn about a woman named Naya and what’s it been like for her to have an identical twin sister, and we get an early listen to an exclusive performance by Lexie Roth from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

Mentioned in the episode:
Demystifying Government: Executive Shenanigans
Demystifying Government: Legislative Illusions

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…