Ep 6 // The Gig Economy, ‘Dear White People,’ and ‘Get Me Roger Stone’

Premiere DateMay 19, 2017
00:00 Intro
01:05 Matt Ruby on the Gig Economy
04:32 The Gig Economy / group discussion
21:56 Netflix’s ‘Dear White People’
46:12 1st Person: Antonia // Encountering A Ghost
48:19 Movie Review: ‘Get Me Roger Stone’ w/ Jacqueline Soller
49:48 Movie Chat: ‘Get Me Roger Stone’
66:08 Molly Knefel // Catching Up On Comey
68:34 “The Embers” (BTR Live Studio, 2017) Vagabon
72:24 Outro
73:06 Finish.

This week, we welcome back contributor Matt Ruby and, for the first time, new contributor Shalewa Sharpe to discuss ongoing issues in the so-called “gig economy” and Netflix’s recently released series, Dear White People. Also, Jacqueline Soller returns to discuss the recently released documentary, Get Me Roger Stone. And along the way, we hear from Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel with her take on President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey; we learn about a woman named Antonia, who began to believe in ghosts despite who own initial skepticism; and we get an early listen to an exclusive performance by Vagabon 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:

“From #deleteUber to ‘Hell’: A short history of Uber’s recent struggles” // WaPo

“Is The Gig Economy Working?” // The New Yorker

“Can We Talk About This Thing Bothering Me About Dear White People?” // The Root


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