Third Eye Weekly

Premiere DateFeb 21, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 The Rundown Welcome to Episode 40: Word Week
01:14 Matt and Jen talk Word Week on BTR and today's guests
07:36 Super Soaker Dog Bite
11:14 Interview with John Knefel, Part 1
17:49 Matt and Jen with the week in independent news
20:36 I'm the Bada$$ (Joey Bada$$ diss track) Lil B
21:56 Interview with John Knefel, Part 2
26:29 Matt and Jen with your promotional air raid!
27:09 New York's Apocalypse April Blossom Nicoterra
31:28 Chain Worker Pissed Jeans
34:18 Interview with Christian Reese, Part 1
40:39 Matt and Jen with the week in (underreported) mainstream news
42:34 Who Was I? Renny Wilson
45:52 Interview with Christian Reese, Part 2
51:39 Amplified Ease Darkstar
55:52 Matt and Jen with the outro
57:09 Postcards to a City Sean Patrick Mulroy
60:58 Finish

It’s Word Week on BTR!

On today’s show, John Knefel of Radio Dispatch stops by to tell us stories from Guantanamo Bay.

(NOTE: At 15:25 of today’s podcast, Matt asks John a question about reports that conversations between 9/11 conspiracy suspects and their lawyers had been secretly recorded by U.S. authorities. At the time this interview was recorded, those reports had not been substantiated. This week, as is reported in our independent news segment, Guantanamo Bay chief Colonel John Bogdon testified in a pre-trial hearing that the FBI had in fact recorded those conversations but he was not aware of any listening devices being planted.)

And later, we chat with Christian Reese, a volunteer with The New York Public Library Office of Correctional Services, about the most popular titles among the prison population.

Our spoken word segments today feature the talents of April Blossom Nicotera and Sean Patrick Mulroy.

If you’d like to submit a poem to be featured on the air, please send us an mp3 and the text of the poem to thirdeyeweekly dot gmail dot com. Just keep sound quality and next week’s theme (Marijuana Week!) in mind.

Lastly, to find out more about the stories we discuss on today’s show, check out our Tumblr and Twitter accounts, as well as the following links …

This Week in Independent News:

“Big Corporations Put Up Seed Funding for Republican Dark Money Group” (Feb. 14, 2013, ProPublica)

“GOP Group Says Teachers Unions are Real Bullies (May 8, 2012, NM Telegram)

“Tunisia in search of new government following Prime Minister’s resignation” (Feb. 19, RT)

“Guantanamo commander admits listening devices eavesdropped on lawyer meetings with clients” (Feb. 18, Raw Story/The Guardian)

“FBI hid microphones in Guantánamo, but no one listened, prison commander testifies” (Feb. 13, Miami Herald)

In Case You Missed It – The Week in Under-Reported News

“Chinese Army Unit Tied to Hacking Against US” (Feb. 19, Daily Report, NYTimes)

“The Executive Order The Press Agreed to Keep Secret for Five Hours” (Feb. 12, Buzz Feed)

“Obama’s State of the Union lowest-rated since 2000” (Feb. 13, Politico)

So, without further ado …

The Playlist!

The Music!

Dog Bite
(Official Velvet Changes cover art)
February 21 – Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
February 23 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
February 24 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
February 26 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, Canada

Pissed Jeans
(Official Honeys cover art)
April 12 – Black Cat – Washington D.C.
April 13 – The Bowey Ballroom – New York, NY
April 14 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

(Official News from Nowhere cover art)
February 22 – Dublin, Ireland
February 25 – XOYO – London, UK
March 28 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY

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