Ep 61 // Bulls**t or Legit w/ Matt & Rex / ‘Hearts Beat Loud’

Premiere DateJun 8, 2018
00:00 Intro
01:18 START /// Bulls**t or Legit w/ Matt Ruby & Rex Sorgatz
02:12 Topic 1: The Lost Children
18:02 Topic 2: Roseanne Vs. Samantha Bee (and Jon Stewart’s advice) /// END
31:18 1st Person: Marvin // Skiing Through Life
34:36 Movie Review: ‘Hearts Beat Loud’ w/ Jacqueline Soller
36:50 Movie Chat: Bryan Bruchman & J. McVay join (spoiler alert)
52:39 John Knefel // Republicans Love Trump
54:50 "Alone In My Principles" (BTR Live Studio) Varsity
62:21 Outro / Credits
63:10 Finish.

Matt Ruby and Rex Sorgatz bring a new segment to the podcast: Bullsh**t or Legit? They dive into topics that have churned up misinformation and determine whether they believe the underlying story or conflict is legit or, in fact, bullshit. This week, they discuss the recent mashing up of reporting and twitter outrage that led to confusion about whether children were being separated from their families at the border while seeking asylum and whether they were truly lost. Their second topic is the recent controversy around Roseanne’s racist tweets and subsequent cancellation of her sitcom, the effect it had on Samantha Bee’s show and commentary, and former Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s advice on how to handle such responses.

Also, Jacqueline Soller, Bryan Bruchman, and J. McVay discuss the newly released movie, Hearts Beat Loud, directed by Brett Haley and starring Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons.

Along the way, we’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel, who takes issue with what he sees as the persistent myth that the Republican Party will eventually turn on Donald Trump; we’ll hear from a man named Marvin about getting involved in a ski club for seniors; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Chicago band, Varsity, from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

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…