Ep 97 // Tax The Rich? / ‘High Flying Bird’

Premiere DateFeb 15, 2019
00:00 Intro
01:17 START /// Tax & Financial Plans from high profile Democrats w/ Kate Willett & Matt Ruby
02:29 Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s “wealth tax”
11:00 Sen. Kamala Harris’ tax credit (possibly a universal basic income)
17:14 Sen. Bernie Sanders’ estate tax
26:49 Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% marginal tax rate
35:21 Sen. Cory Booker’s “baby bonds”
41:38 No specific plans yet: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand + Sen. Sherrod Brown
42:16 Potential billionaire candidates: Howard Schultz + Michael Bloomberg
47:07 Final thoughts /// END
48:59 1st Person: Emina // Reliving Her First Date Disaster
53:12 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘High Flying Bird’
54:07 Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
75:43 “6 More Weeks” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) Erika Spring
79:21 Outro / Credits
80:12 Finish.

J. McVay is joined by contributors Kate Willett and Matt Ruby to discuss the plans offered so far by several high profile Democrats — including presidential candidates — that would affect people’s taxes or income.

Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new Netflix movie, ‘High Flying Bird,’ directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring André Holland, Melvin Gregg, Zazie Beetz, Bill Duke, Sonja Sohn, and Kyle MacLachlan.

And we take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Brooklyn’s Erika Spring, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

Mentioned in the episode:

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…