Third Eye Weekly

Premiere DateSep 13, 2012
Categories Media Talk
00:00 The Rundown Welcome to Episode 18: Journalism Week
01:03 Matt and Jen breakdown today's show
09:17 Old Man (feat. T. Root) Secluded Journalists
13:48 BTR Round Table on HBO's The Newsroom, Part 1
19:49 News tUnE-yArDs
23:04 BTR Round Table on HBO's The Newsroom, Part 2
33:32 Matt and Jen with your promotional air raid!
34:20 Headline and Sinker (live at the Bowery Poetry Club) Adam Faulkner
37:37 Matt takes a quick mic break to introduce
37:54 Interview with Fadi Salem, Part 1
44:04 Jen takes a quick mic break to introduce
44:10 The Fake Headlines The New Pornographers
46:50 Interview with Fadi Salem, Part 2
54:41 Photojournalist Small Black
57:43 Matt and Jen with the outro
59:03 America Remembers Sunday 11th September 2001 S.W.A.P.
62:38 A little something's extra
62:44 Finish

It’s Journalism Week on BTR!

First up, we make good on our promise to bring you some lighthearted banter on HBO’s The Newsroom. BTR interns Timothy Dillon and Melissa Gerson join us in the studio for Third Eye Weekly’s first ever round table!

Later, we take a serious look at the Western media’s coverage of the Syrian uprising and the role that social media has to play in the conflict. Fadi Salem, Director of the Governance and Innovation Program at the Dubai School of Government and co-author of The Arab Social Media Report, joins us from Dubai.

Today’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Adam Falkner and The Spoken Word Almanac Project.

The Spoken Word Almanac Project aka S.W.A.P. is”A Year End Review from a Poet’s Point of View.” Think The Daily Show meets Def Poetry Jam. It was conceived by Darian Dauchan (’06 Nuyorican Slam Team Member, ’07 Urbana Grand Slam Champion) and co-produced by Malcolm Barrett (’01 Nuyorican Slam Team Member, Better Off Ted). S.W.A.P. culminates with an annual three-night event/show/poetry and media extravaganza performed in mid-December recapping and responding to the current news events of the year through an array of words and perspectives from a diverse group of some of New York’s finest performance poets. Be sure to check out S.W.A.P. at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on Dec. 14, 15, and 16 at 7 p.m!

Video credits: The S.W.A.P. 2011 poets hit the streets of New York during the 10 year anniversary of 9/11.

Featuring: Darian Dauchan, Justin Woo, Joanna Hoffman, Adam “ShadoKat” Bowser, Yarminiah Rosa, Caroline Rothstein, Charan P. Morris, and Scott Raven Tarazevits. Shot and Edited by Sean Gallagher. Script Editing by Malcolm Barrett and Leah Bonvissuto.

If you’d like to submit a poem to be played on the show, feel free to send an MP3 to thirdeyeweekly at gmail dot com, but do keep sound quality in mind!

Finally, have we plugged our brand new Tumblr enough? Yes.

So without further ado …

The Playlist!

The Music!

Secluded Journalists
(Official Who Are We cover art)

(Official Bird-Brains cover art)

The New Pornographers
(Official Mass Romantic cover art)

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