Third Eye Weekly

Premiere DateJan 9, 2014
Categories Media Talk
00:00 Welcome to Episode 87: Improvement Week!
01:49 Matt and Jen with the week on BTR, today's guests, and how we're trying to improve in 2014
06:56 Everything Revival The So So Glos
10:30 The Boston Scene with DJ Laura, only on BTR!
10:47 Interview with Tom Nardone, Part 1
16:00 Matt and Jen with independent media updates during the break
18:32 Eat Your Love (With Sriracha) Diane Coffee
20:57 Nights of Our Lives, last Tuesday of every month only on BTR!
21:38 Interview with Tom Nardone, Part 2
24:12 People Don't Get What They Deserve Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
27:29 Matt and Jen with your promotional air raid
28:15 Self Improvement - Musa Okwonga
31:44 Interview with Jillian Siegel and Gabriel Sands of Collective Craft, Part 1
41:15 The Wanting Exitmusic
45:33 Interview with Jillian Siegel and Gabriel Sands of Collective Craft, Part 2
52:57 I Wanna Feel it Now!!! Jonathan Rado
58:02 Matt and Jen with a preview of next week's show!
60:27 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, Tom Nardone of the Detroit Mower Gang talks about how his organization helps pool volunteers and resources to fight blight in the Motor City. And later, Jillian Siegel is a sculptor and installations artist, as well as the founder of Collective Craft, an organization devoted to helping New York City-based artists find better resources and venues through the power of collaboration.

This week’s spoken word segments are brought to you by John Ashebery, Roger Smith, and Musa Okwonga (courtesy of Upshot Poetry).

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

The Week in Independent Media:

“Wyoming Law Says It’s Better To Drive While High Than To Possess An Unsmoked Joint” (Jan 5, Think Progress)

“South Carolina Democrats push for mandatory school prayer” (Jan 2, Digital Journal)

“South Carolina Democrats back bill calling for mandatory daily prayers in public schools” (Jan 2, RawStory)

“30,000 African migrants take to Tel-Aviv streets protesting detention policy” (Jan 5, RT)

“Thousands of African migrants protest Israel detention policy” (Jan 5, Reuters UK)

“Tunisia votes for gender equality in new charter” (Jan 6, Channel News Asia)

“Tunisia votes for gender equality” (Jan 6, MSN NZ)

“Bangladesh Nationalist Party calls for strike ahead of elections” (January 4, Voice of America)

The Week in Under-Reported Stories in the Mainstream Media:

“Justice Dept. appeals ruling on NSA snooping” (Jan 3, CNN Blog)

“Administration moves on 2 fronts to preserve NSA surveillance” (Jan 3, Fox News)

“Obama Announces Gun Control Actions” (Jan 4, The New York Times)

“2 kids beheaded, nearly 6,000 forced into militias in Central African Republic: UNICEF” (Jan 3, New York Daily News)

“CAR conflict: Unicef says children ‘beheaded’ in Bangui” (Dec 31, BBC)

“Japan’s population falls ‘by record 244,000’ in 2013” (Jan 1, BBC)

“Japan’s Population Drops By Record 244,000 In 2013” (Jan 1, The Huffing Post)

“China Follows U.S., Crushing Tons of Confiscated Ivory” (Jan 6, New York Times Blog)

“China Destroys Six Tons of Confiscated Ivory” (Jan 6, The Wall Street Journal)

Without further ado …

The Playlist!

The Music!

Diane Coffee
(Official My Friend Fish cover art)
January 11 – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
January 14 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
January 18 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

(Official Passage cover art)

Jonathan Rado
(Official Law and Order 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.