Third Eye Weekly

Premiere DateAug 14, 2014
Categories Media Talk
00:00 Welcome to Episode 119: Hero Week!
01:34 Matt and Jen with the week on BTR, today’s show, and all of the (somewhat odd) good intentions of the #ALS challenge on Facebook
10:55 Atop A Cake Alvvays
14:01 God Bless Weirdmerica with DJ Madalyn, Wednesdays on BTR!
14:20 Zach Schepis on Banned Book Week, Part 1
19:56 Matt and Jen with the week in independent media
26:17 Gravedweller The Wytches
28:46 Via Berlin with DJ Katia, Tuesdays on BTR!
29:02 Zach Schepis on Banned Book Week, Part 2
34:44 Matt and Jen with your promotional air raid!
35:21 The Dress Poem Joy Young
37:57 Molly Freeman on Marvel and representation in comics, Part 1
43:27 Matt and Jen with the week in underreported stories in the mainstream media
48:08 Broken Screen SEO
49:59 Molly Freeman on Marvel and representation in comics, Part 2
55:11 Habitat Austra
59:09 Matt and Jen with a preview of next week’s show!
62:43 Finish

Welcome to Third Eye Weekly–a podcast hosted by BTR’s Matthew DeMello and Jennifer Smith for underreported news, the spoken word, and radical conversation to keep you informed.

On today’s show, in honor of Banned Book Week, Zach Schepis chats about the history of banned books and the brave American bookstores that sell them. And later, Molly Freeman joins us to talk about representation in comics and the victory lap Marvel is taking to Cinemas everywhere with Guardians of the Galaxy.

This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Sam Teitel and Joy Young.

As always, don’t forget to check out our Tumblr and Twitter accounts, for the latest in independent media and underreported news.

The Week in Independent Media:

“Leaked Docs Show Spyware Used to Snoop on U.S. Computers” (Aug 8, ProPublica)”

“Pro-Troop Charity Misleads Donors While Lining Political Consultants’ Pockets” (Aug 5, ProPublica)

“Barack Obama’s Secret Terrorist-Tracking System, by the Numbers” (Aug 5, The Intercept)

“Teen facing life in prison for pot brownies awaits fate” (Aug 7, First Coast News)

“Texas teen doesn’t deserve felony charge over marijuana brownies: attorney” (Aug 7, The New York Daily News)

“UK activists shut down Israeli arms factory” (Aug 5, Mondoweiss)

“Activist Group London Palestine Action Shuts Down Israeli Drone Factory” (Aug 5, International Business Times)

“UK government reviewing 8bn of commercial and military export licenses granted to Israel” (Aug 4, The Guardian)

The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:

“California Governor Declares State of Emergency as Wildfire Rages” (Aug 4, The Jamestown Sun)

Current Fire Information, State of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Accessed Aug 12, 2014)

“Why Ohio drinking water ban continues Monday morning” (The Associated Press/Christian Science Monitor, Aug 4)

“Israel-Gaza conflict: 150,000 protest in London for end to ‘massacre and arms trade” (Aug 9, The Independent)

“Libya’s civil war: why is the government paying both sides?” (Aug 05, ampp3d)

“Libya crisis: Head of Tripoli police ‘assassinated’” (Aug 12, BBC News)

“Libya parliament agrees direct presidential election” (Aug 12, Reuters)

”Lebanese army advances in border battle with Islamists” (Aug 5, Reuters)

“Kahwagi: Army will do utmost to free hostages” (Aug 12, The Lebanon Daily Star)

“Clashes as Lebanon-IS truce collapses” (Aug 6, Al Jazeera)

So without further ado…

The Playlist!

The Music!

(Official Alvvays cover art)
September 16 – La Vitrola – Montreal, Canada
September 19 – Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon, Canada

The Wytches
(Official Gravedweller cover art)
August 16 – Olso Hackney – London, UK
August 17 – The Fleece – Bristol, UK

(Official Habitat cover art)
September 5 – Flughafen Tempelhof – Berlin, Germany

Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz have co-hosted BTR's Third Eye Weekly podcast since November 2014. Learn more about Zach and Lisa.