Ep 54 // Amy Bennett & The Greene Grape / ‘The Rider’

Premiere DateApr 20, 2018
00:00 Intro
01:19 START /// Amy Bennett & The Greene Grape w/ Matt Ruby
07:25 Amy Bennett, “Recovering Attorney” / opening the wine store
13:35 Farmers, farms, food karma
18:44 Perceptions of elitism / 2 constituencies: employees and customers
20:30 “Some food is too cheap.”
24:48 Mentors or inspiration?
27:00 “Sales are vanity. Profits are sanity. Cash is reality.”
29:41 Running a business and political views
33:00 “The Cheerios and Corona problem”
35:31 Determining who gets on the shelves
38:50 Whole Foods in the neighborhood
41:30 The empty fridge
43:52 Expansion / advice for new entrepreneurs /// END
48:07 1st Person: Gianna // Her Sister’s Effect
51:15 Movie Review: ‘The Rider’ w/ Jacqueline Soller
52:52 Movie Chat: ‘The Rider’ (spoiler alert)
65:20 John Knefel // What Trump Should Do In Syria
67:22 “Waiting” (BTR Live Studio, 2018) Alice Boman
70:22 Outro / Credits
71:12 Finish.

Contributor Matt Ruby speaks with Amy Bennett about what it takes to provide locally sourced food and goods, based on her experience with The Greene Grape, the company she founded and runs which has four shops in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss the recently released movie, The Rider, directed by Chloe Zhao. Along the way, we’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel with his take on how President Trump should respond to Syria’s chemical attacks on its own people; we’ll hear from a woman named Gianna about her relationship with her sister; and we’ll hear a song from a recent BTR Live Studio session featuring Alice Boman, a singer-songwriter from Sweden.

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…
Reg. Contributors Matt Ruby Jacqueline Soller