Ep 82 // Trump’s Rhetoric & Responsibility / ‘Burning’

Premiere DateNov 2, 2018
00:00 Intro
01:20 START /// Trump’s Rhetoric & Responsibility w/ Rena Karefa-Johnson + Matt Ruby
03:12 At what point does someone's rhetoric (and/or policies) make them responsible for other peoples' actions? / defining responsibility
07:07 A white man killed two black people in Kentucky then said “whites don’t kills white”
09:18 “They both talked about the same thing, and one of them is violent and one of them is the President and that’s f*cking weird.”
11:49 Trump as accelerant (a recurring theme) / Actual white supremacist or opportunist?
15:53 If you want to be a leader, you have to take the good with the bad / underlying societal problems
19:39 “Extraordinarily violent assertions of white supremacy, especially at places of worship, are not new.” / “This is white terrorism that has been happening in this country for a long time more than this is Trumpism.”
23:48 Trump represents an obnoxious, virulent minority / “We should all make t-shirts that says ‘white people are fine’ and just move on with our lives.”
27:00 Bringing it back, is Trump responsible for others’ actions? / Donald Trump as Michael Scott? We’re all Dunder Mifflin? /// END
29:39 “Solid Love” (BTR Live Studio, 2018) Adeline Hotel
34:40 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Burning’
36:20 Movie Chat: Jacqueline Soller + J. McVay (spoiler alert)
52:54 John Knefel // Homeland Security’s Border Threat
54:52 Outro / Credits
55:40 Finish.

This week, J is joined today by contributors Rena Karefa-Johnson and Matt Ruby to discuss the recent attempted mail bombings of Trump critics, the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, and whether President Trump’s rhetoric makes him responsible for others’ actions

Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J discuss the recently released movie, Burning, directed by Lee Chang-dong and starring Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, and Jeon Jong-seo.

And we have an exclusive early listen to a performance by Adeline Hotel from their 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…