Ep 5 // Comey, AHCA, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’

Premiere DateMay 12, 2017
00:00 Intro
01:05 Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey
17:28 John Knefel // GOP Health Bill Is A Tax Cut
19:53 Discussion of latest version of AHCA
33:20 Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale'
56:58 1st Person: Carol // Learning About Her Estranged Father
61:40 Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ w/ Charles Hinshaw
65:11 Movie Chat: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ (spoiler alert)
81:59 “Cement” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) Fraidycat
85:22 Outro
86:10 Finish.

This week, we welcome back contributor Oriana Leckert and, for the first time, new contributor Alexander Augustyniak to discuss the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, the most recent version of the American Health Care Act that was passed by the House, and Hulu’s prestige series adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, starring Elisabeth Moss. Also, Charles Hinshaw returns to discuss the recently released movie, Guardians of The Galaxy, Vol. 2, directed by James Gunn and starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, and Kurt Russell. And along the way, we hear from Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel with his own take on the aforementioned AHCA passage in the House; we learn about a woman named Carol, who took a DNA test and found out a lot about members of her family she’d lost track of over the years, including her father, who left when she was nine years old; and we get an early listen to an exclusive performance by Fraidycat from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.

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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