Ep 62 // Trump, Allies, and Enemies / Anthony Bourdain / ‘Hereditary’

Premiere DateJun 15, 2018
00:00 Intro
01:21 START /// Trump, Allies, and Enemies w/ Matt Ruby & J. McVay
02:04 Timeline of G7 and North Korea summit
04:54 Matt’s Reactions
08:19 Why trust deals with Trump?
12:00 A strategy of easy wins vs. long term consequences
15:20 What about Putin?
17:17 Distracting from other news
19:35 What questions would Matt like posed to Trump?
20:53 Do Trump’s answers even matter?
21:52 Do Americans care about G7 and other alliances? /// END
25:08 Matt Ruby on Anthony Bourdain
34:49 1st Person: Sarah // Life As A Triplet
39:17 Movie Review: ‘Hereditary’ w/ Jacqueline Soller
40:52 Movie Chat: J. McVay joins (spoiler alert)
60:55 John Knefel // The GOP War On Voting
62:53 "Tell Me Baby" (BTR Live Studio) Yazan
67:22 Outro / Credits
68:08 Finish.

J. McVay and contributor Matt Ruby discuss President Trump’s recent rebalancing of relationships, first with traditional US allies at the G7 and second in Singapore, where he met with North Korean dictator and antagonist of the US, Kim Jong Un. They also discuss Anthony Bourdain, the beloved author and TV host, whose suicide surprised and saddened so many.

Also, J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss the recently released movie, Hereditary, directed by Ari Aster and starring Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, and Ann Dowd.

Along the way, we’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel with his take on the GOP’s war on voting; we’ll hear from a woman named Sarah about life as a triplet; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by NYC artist, Yazan, 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…