Third Eye Weekly

Premiere DateMay 16, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 Welcome to Episode 52: Girls Week! (Also, our One Year Anniversary Show!)
01:20 Matt and Jen with the week on BTR, today's guests, and our first year on Third Eye
07:47 Lady tUnE-yArDs, ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo & Akura Naru
12:41 Interview with Amanda Marcotte, Part 1
17:40 Matt and Jen with the week in independent media
21:58 She The Famous Winters
24:38 Interview with Amanda Marcotte, Part 2
31:02 Matt and Jen with your promotional air raid!
31:30 Marketing Motherhood Hollie McNish
32:59 Interview with Andrew W.K. and Cherie Lily, Part 1
40:38 Matt and Jen with the week in under reported news
44:10 The Woman with The Tattooed Hands Atmosphere
47:31 Interview with Andrew W.K. and Cherie Lily, Part 2
56:53 New Year Beach House
62:00 Matt and Jen with next week on BTR!
62:56 Ode to Female Ejaculation Seth Walker
65:49 Finish

It’s Girls Week on BTR!

On today’s episode, we chat with Amanda Marcotte, a blogger and author who has made a career of writing about feminism and politics. You can find her writing on websites like Salon, Slate, and Alternet as well as The Guardian, RH Reality Check, and You can also find her two book titles on shelves now, the first, It’s a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments, released in 2008, and her second, Get Opinionated, in 2010.

And also, you check out our full interview with power couple Cherie Lily and Andrew W.K! (And see the video version here!)

The Week in Independent Media:

“Federal Government Hunkers Down for Massive Cyber Attack Tuesday” (May 6, BuzzFeed)

“OpUSA hacktivist attack results in defacements” (May 7, USA Today)

“Anonymous OpUSA cyberattack plan goes out with a fizzle” (May 8, SlashGear)

“UN governments agree to phase out toxic chemical HBCD” (May 10, Raw Story)

“Shell to develop world’s deepest offshore oil platform” (May 8, Reuters)

“Shell presses ahead with world’s deepest offshore oil well” (May 8, The Guardian)

“Fast Food Strike: Detroit Walkouts, Protests Continue National Movement For Higher Wages, Union” (May 10, The Huffington Post)

“Fast-food workers stage walkouts over wages” (May 11, USA Today)

“Progressive Groups Boycott Facebook Over Zuckerberg” (May 8, Mashable)

“, CREDO,, Sierra Club, Democracy for America Pull Facebook Ads” (May 7, Common Dreams — Press Release)

“Tesla founder Elon Musk leaves Zuckerberg’s advocacy group amid ‘green’ concerns” (May 11, The Next Web)

“Report Urges More Help for Women at Community Colleges” (May 10, Inside Higher Ed)

“Student parents face shrinking child care funding at community colleges” (May 10, Raw Story)

“Taliban Stop Rural Women from Voting in Pakistan Election” (May 11, International Business Times)

The Week in Under-Reported News:

“IRS Apologizes for Targeting Tea Party Groups” (May 10, New York Times)

“IRS singling out of ‘Tea Party’ being investigated” (May 10, Reuters)

“Tea Party Rejects IRS Apology, Republicans Vow Investigation” (May 10, ABC News)

“Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants student loans to get Fed discount rate” (May 8, The Los Angeles Times)

“Elizabeth Warren: Student Loans Should Have Same Rate Big Banks Get” (May 8, The Huffington Post)

“Sexual Assaults in Military Raise Alarm in Washington” (May 7, The New York Times)

“Karzai: U.S. wants use of 9 bases in Afghanistan after 2014” (May 9, The Los Angeles Times)

“Karzai Says U.S. Bases Can Stay, Raising Some Eyebrows in West” (May 9, The New York Times)

“US military units put on alert as security situation deteriorates in Libyan capital” (May 10, Fox News)

“U.S. to provide $100 million in new Syria aid, but not to arm rebels” (May 8, CBS News)

“US sending $100mln aid package to Syria” (May 9, RT)

“Resentment Grows Against Syrian Refugees in Jordan” (May 9, The New York Times)

“Syrian refugee crisis strains Jordan as US offers aid” (May 9, Global Post)

“Former Leader of Guatemala is Guilty of Genocide Against Mayan Group (May 10, The New York Times)

For details on these stories and more, you can check out our Twitter and Tumblr accounts.

Without further ado …

The Playlist!

The Music!


The Famous Winters
(Official Carnival Sky cover art)

(Official Lucy Ford cover art)
June 26 – US Cell Stage – Milwaukee, WI
June 29 – Bayfront Festival Park – Duluth, MN
July 10 – Sandia Casino Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM

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