Third Eye Weekly

Premiere DateAug 29, 2013
Categories Media Talk
00:00 Welcome to Episode 68: Trailblazer Week
01:58 Matt and Jen with the week on BTR, today's guests, and US intervention in Syria.
09:22 Katachi Shogu Tokumaru
12:07 Wednesdays with DJ Repete, only on BTR!
12:24 Interview with Taylor Wilson, Part 1
18:33 Matt and Jen with the week in independent media
22:25 Sunspot Suuns
26:55 Interview with Taylor Wilson, Part 2
31:38 Matt and Jen with your promotional air raid!
32:21 The Definition of Priviledge Adam Falkner
34:53 The Electronic Ride with DJ WayneSki, every Sunday on BTR!
35:16 Interview with Professor Mitchel Resnick, Part 1
41:48 Matt and Jen with the week in under reported news
44:40 The Pull The Microphones
49:02 Interview with Professor Mitchel Resnick, Part 2
53:00 The Harbinger Julianna Barwick
57:38 Matt and Jen with a preview of next week's show!
58:30 My Point Forever Endlessly (Remake) Buddy Wakefield
64:40 Finish

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

On today’s show, Taylor Wilson is a 19-year-old nuclear physicist. He built his first nuclear fusor at 14 and since then, he’s helped the TSA improve their capacity to detect the presence of nuclear weapons at airport security checkpoints. In his interview with BTR’s Timothy Dillon, Wilson chats about his passion for developing cheap, reliable energy for the future and what he feels is the inappropriate stigma surrounding nuclear power.

And after the promotional air raid, Professor Mitchel Resnick is the Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. He chats with us about developing the latest version of his trailblazing Scratch code, a simplified computer code meant to help introduce young children to the wide world of coding, plus the best ways that technology can be used to enhance education.

Today’s spoken word segments feature the work of Adam Falkner and Buddy Wakefield.

As always, don’t forget to check out our Tumblr and Twitter accounts.

The Week in Independent News:

“DOJ wants Bush, senior cabinet members exempt from Iraq War trial” (Aug 22, RT)

“5 Terrifying Statements in the Leaked Climate Report” (Aug. 20, MotherJones)

“Orders to Destroy Guardian Hard Drives Came Directly From PM David Cameron” (Aug 22, Tech Dirt)

“Guardian told to destroy NSA files for national security, says Clegg” (Aug 21, The Guardian)

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“Slane Girl: Police probe after photographs ‘showing teenage girl performing sex act’ at Eminem concert posted online” (Aug. 20, Mirror)

“Slane Girl Controversy Goes Viral — Thanks to This Online Mega Site” (Aug 22, PolicyMic)

“Palestinian hacker posts on Marc Zuckerberg’s Facebook wall” (Aug. 19, JTA)

“The hacker who broke into Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page will get a $12,000 reward from online donors” (Aug. 21, The Daily Mail)

“Germany to become first European state to allow ‘third gender’ birth certificates” (Aug 17, RT)

“Germany’s ‘third sex’ is piecemeal progress – bring on the next chapter” (Aug 19, The Guardian)

The Week in Under-Reported Stories in Mainstream Media:

“In rare move, Fort Hood shooter cross-examines witness” (Aug. 19, Fox News)

“Prosecution rests case against Nidal Hasan in Fort Hood case” (Aug 20, CNN)

“Facial Scanning Is Making Gains in Surveillance” (Aug 21, The New York Times)

“New Jersey bans gay conversion therapy” (Aug. 19, Reuters)

“N.J. ban on gay therapy for minors a step forward” (Aug. 21, USA Today)

“U.S. designates West African as terrorist” (Aug. 21, CBS)

“Terrorist Designation of Mohamed Lahbous” (Aug 21, U.S. Department of State)

“Canada uses drones to drive away geese” (Aug. 21, Fox News)

“Drones aim at Canada’s geese” (Aug. 23, Times LIVE)

Without further ado …

The Playlist!

The Music!

Shugo Tokumaru
(Official In Focus? cover art)

(Official Images du Futur cover art)
September 3 – Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
September 4 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
September 5 – Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD

The Microphones
(Official It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water 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.