Contributor Matt Ruby speaks with Alingon Mitra about his experiences at the Harvard Lampoon and as a comedian of Indian-American descent.
Also, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the recently released movie, Sorry To Bother You, directed by Boots Riley and starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Steven Yeun, Jermaine Fowler, Danny Glover, Omari Hardwick, and Kate Berlant.
Along the way, we’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel with his take on how Trump’s selection of Brett Kavanaugh to join the Supreme Court sets up a potentially grim future for voting rights; we’ll hear from a man named Angelo about the importance of reading books in helping him gain perspective on his own life; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Texas singer/songwriter Buck Meek from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.
Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.
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