Ep 88 // Revisiting 2018 w/ Rabbi Avram Mlotek / ‘Mary Queen of Scots’

Premiere DateDec 14, 2018
00:00 Intro
01:08 START /// Rabbi Avram Mlotek on 2018 w/ Matt Ruby & J. McVay
01:45 Parkland shooting survivor’s example of activism
11:00 Southern border policies (family separation, children in cages, tear gas)
21:34 Violence motivated by bigotry and politics /// END
36:12 1st Person: Ann // Finding Peace In Life
39:40 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Mary Queen of Scots’
41:10 Movie Chat: Jacqueline Soller + J. McVay (spoiler alert)
61:56 John Knefel // Can Congress Force Change In Yemen?
64:01 “Super 8” (BTR Live Studio, 2018) The Dirty Nil
66:58 Outro / Credits
67:47 Finish.

This week, J. McVay and Matt Ruby look back on some key events of the year with Rabbi Avram Mlotek. Together, they discuss the aftermath of the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the activism of the survivors; the policies put in effect at the southern border resulting in family separation, children in cages, and tear gassing of families; and acts of violence motivated by bigotry and politics.

Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J discuss the recently released movie, Mary Queen of Scots, directed by Josie Rourke and starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.

And we have an exclusive early listen to a performance by Ontario rock band The Dirty Nil 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…