Ep 71 // Unite The Right 2 + Covering White Supremacists / ‘We The Animals’ / ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Premiere DateAug 17, 2018
00:00 Intro
01:22 START /// Unite The Right 2 + Covering White Supremacists w/ Rena Karefa-Johnson + Matt Ruby
02:33 Why did Unite The Right 2 fail? Media? Counter-protesters? Antifa?
05:00 Media anticipation vs. news coverage
10:58 “Humanizing” white supremacists
14:58 Trump rallies / Jason Kessler’s NPR interview & ensuing criticism of NPR
23:35 NPR’s role as information gatekeeper
33:05 NPR’s diversity vs. white power structure /// END
36:07 1st Person: Jed // His Earliest Memory
39:36 Movie Review: Winston Cook-Wilson on ‘We The Animals’
40:54 Movie Chat: Winston Cook-Wilson + J. McVay (spoiler alert)
60:54 "Anxiety Man Relaxes At Home" (BTR Live Studio, 2018) Benjamin Jaffe
65:21 Movie Review: Charles Hinshaw on ‘BlacKkKlansman’
69:39 Movie Review: J. McVay on ‘BlacKkKlansman’
72:30 Movie Chat: Charles Hinshaw + J. McVay (spoiler alert)
86:26 Outro / Credits
87:17 Finish.

This week, we’re joined today by contributors Rena Karefa-Johnson and Matt Ruby to discuss the recent Unite The Right 2 event in Washington, DC, and how the media covers white supremacists.

Later in the episode, Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay discuss the recently released movie, BlacKkKlansman, directed by Spike Lee and starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, and Topher Grace.

J. is also joined by Winston Cook Wilson to discuss the newly released film, We The Animals, directed by Jeremiah Zagar, adapted from the book by Justin Torres.

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by singer/songwriter Benjamin Jaffe, from his upcoming BTR Live Studio session.

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…