Ep 67 // Trump-Putin Summit / ‘Eighth Grade’

Premiere DateJul 20, 2018
00:00 Intro
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01:08 START /// Trump-Putin Summit w/ Matt Ruby & J. McVay
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03:50 Whataboutism / Trump could hardly be a better stooge for Putin
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06:52 Getting away with demonstrable lies
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08:55 Has a line been crossed… or, once again, no, not so much?
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12:37 Reversing statements, then reversing reversals and doubling down
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18:30 Are US-Russian relations worse now than ever? / Trump’s self-centeredness and lack of “emotional permanence”
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23:17 Trump blames both US and Russia for bad relations / Trump’s auto-reaction to being perceived as illegitimate
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27:33 Putin asked about Russian meddling in election, but Trump answers first / “NO COLLUSION!”
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30:57 Putin says we shouldn’t trust each other
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33:19 Putin’s “incredible deal” for Mueller’s team
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36:46 Does Putin have compromising material on Trump?
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40:40 Putin’s low cost/high payoff meddling / How is the “pee tape” worse than other things?
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45:50 At what point does the GOP finally have enough of this?
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46:48 Maria Butina, Russian spy and gun rights activist /// END
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48:49 1st Person: Kelsie // Remembering Her First Love
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54:40 Movie Review: ‘Eighth Grade’ w/ Jacqueline Soller
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56:26 Movie Review: ‘Eighth Grade’ w/ J. McVay
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57:05 Movie Chat: Jacqueline Soller + J. McVay (spoiler alert)
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72:54 "Pink Diamonds" (BTR Live Studio, 2018) Powersnap
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76:30 Outro / Credits
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77:22 Finish.
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J. McVay and contributor Matt Ruby discuss President Trump’s controversial recent summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Also, J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss the recently released movie, Eighth Grade, directed by Bo Burnham and starring Elsie Fisher.

Along the way, we’ll also hear from a woman named Kelsie about her first love; and we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Brooklyn band, Powersnap, from an episode of BTR Live Studio set to be released next week.

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

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