Ep 99 // Cohen Testimony, Oscars, Workism / ‘Fighting With My Family’

Premiere DateMar 1, 2019
00:00 Intro
01:23 START /// Timely Topics w/ Matt Ruby + J. McVay
01:56 Michael Cohen testifies before the House Oversight Committee
13:38 The 91st Academy Awards
22:18 Workism: Work as religious identity /// END
34:18 Elijah // Being Grateful For His Grandmother
37:48 John Knefel // Trump Escalates In Venezuela
39:41 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Fighting With My Family’
41:24 Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & Charles Hinshaw(Spoiler Alert)
59:42 “(I’m Not Gonna Do) Anything For You” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) Shelter Dogs
63:51 Outro / Credits
64:42 Finish.

This week, J. McVay and Matt Ruby discuss a few topics they’ve been following this week:

  1. Michael Cohen’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee.
  2. The 91st Academy Awards.
  3. “Workism Is Making Americans Miserable” // The Atlantic

Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw discuss the new movie, ‘Fighting With My Family,’ directed by Stephen Merchant and starring Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden, Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost, Lena Headey, and Dwayne The Rock Johnson.

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Brooklyn band Shelter Dogs, 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…