Ep 44 // Is Trump Winning? / ‘A Fantastic Woman’

Premiere DateFeb 9, 2018
00:00 Intro
01:16 Is Trump winning, as Ezra Klein suggests? (w/ Matt Ruby & Charles Gould)
33:39 1st Person: Ulrika // Being More Active After Her Accident
36:30 Movie Review: ‘A Fantastic Woman’ w/ Charles Hinshaw
39:21 Movie Chat: ‘A Fantastic Woman’ (spoiler alert)
58:00 John Knefel // The Conspiratorial Conservative
60:07 “Asking For A Friend” (BTR Live Studio, 2018) Anna Burch
64:24 Outro / Credits
65:11 Finish.

This week, contributors Matt Ruby and Charles Gould join us to discuss whether President Trump is, in fact, “winning” as Vox’s Ezra Klein recently suggested. We’re also joined by Charles Hinshaw to discuss the Academy Award nominated Chilean film, A Fantastic Woman, directed by Sebastián Lelio and starring Daniela Vega. Along the way, we’ll also hear from a woman named Ulrika, who told us about how she became more active after being hurt in an accident; Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel shares his thoughts on how conspiratorial thinking has shaped the GOP and its conservative base from the time of Richard Nixon to today; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Anna Burch from her upcoming session of BTR Live Studio.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

Mentioned in the episode:
“Trump Is Winning” // Vox

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…