Ep 95 // Fyre Fest Docs / ‘First Man’

Premiere DateFeb 1, 2019
00:00 Intro
01:06 START /// Matt Ruby & J. McVay on Hulu and Netflix’s competing documentaries on the Fyre Festival
01:55 Hulu’s ‘Fyre Fraud’ vs. Netflix’s ‘Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened’
13:00 Netflix vs. Hulu and the mounting streaming wars
22:25 Influencer culture
34:33 How much of the Fyre Fest fiasco was a delusion or a scam?
38:28 1st Person: China // Making Connections Through Social Media
42:31 John Knefel // Warren's Wealth Tax
44:48 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘First Man’
46:23 Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
68:21 “NE1” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) Bedstudy
74:33 Outro / Credits
75:20 Finish.

This week, J. McVay and Matt Ruby discuss the competing documentaries recently released by Netflix (‘Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened’) and Hulu (‘Fyre Fraud’) within days of each other, both about the infamously failed Fyre Festival, which was planned by Billy MacFarland and Ja Rule for April and May of 2017, ostensibly to promote their Fyre booking App.

Also, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the 2018 movie, ‘First Man,’ directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy…

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Brooklyn artist Bedstudy, 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…