This week, we welcome both our regular contributors on movies, Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw, for an extended conversation about the Academy Award nominations that were announced this week for films released in 2017. Additionally, we’ll be discussing some of our own film favorites from 2017. Additionally, we hear from Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel, with his thoughts on how any Democrat considering a run for President in 2020 might do well to consider supporting the legalization of marijuana; we hear from a woman named Emily, who shares how she started running and the experience of running with her children; and we take an exclusive early listen to a performance by dream-pop songstress Shana Falana from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.
Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.
Rena Karefa-Johnson and Matt Ruby on the closing of Rikers and Oprah for President. Charles Hinshaw on ‘Phantom Thread.’ John Knefel on Trump’s domestic crackdowns. Sneak preview of Pow Pow Family Band’s BTR Live Studio session. | listen
Kate Willett and Matt Ruby on Louis CK’s fall from grace. Charles Hinshaw on ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’ Molly Knefel on the linger effects of the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape; Sneak preview of Jane Weaver’s BTR Live Studio session. | listen
Torah Talk with Matt Ruby & Charles Gould. Jacqueline Soller on ‘Call Me By Your Name.’ Molly Knefel on consequences for secual harassment. Pinact’s BTR Live Studio session. | listen
The Black & queer musician uses his art for justice, but is taking it to a whole new level. | read