Third Eye Weekly

Premiere DateFeb 27, 2014
Categories Media Talk
00:00 Welcome to Episode 94: Obsolete Week!
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01:50 Matt and Jen with the week on BTR, today's guest, and our own obselesence
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07:54 Stay Useless Cloud Nothings
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10:57 Interview with Jagat Narula, Part 1
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10:30 Xtreme Endurance with DJ Meredith, Mondays only on BTR!
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18:00 Matt and Jen with the week in independent media
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21:58 Modern Kicks The Exploding Hearts
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25:08 The Boston Scene with DJ Laura, only on BTR!
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25:23 Interview with Dr. Jagat Narula, Part 2
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33:36 Matt and Jen with your promotional air raid!
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34:16 First Day on the Ward Geoff Kagan Trenchard
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36:54 Interview with Sarah Westervelt, Part 1
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45:00 Matt and Jen with the week on BTR
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53:25 Interview with Sarah Westervelt, Part 2
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58:44 Old Shoes Sean Rowe
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63:40 Matt and Jen with a preview of next week's show
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64:22 One Watt Lover Simone Beaubien
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67:26 Finish
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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, Dr. Jagat Narula is the Associate Dean of Global Affairs at The Mount Sinai Hospital School of Medicine who feels that a medical device of great mythical and cultural import to doctors everywhere has only so much time left before total obsolescence. He’s on the phone with Matt to explain why he gives the stethoscope a terminal diagnosis.

And later, Sarah Westervelt is the E-waste Project Coordinator for the Basel Action Network. She joins us to shed more light on the front page story of BreakThru Radio today on the proliferation of toxic waste around the world thanks to improper technology disposal.

This week’s spoken word segments feature the talents of Geoff Kagan Trenchard and Simone Beaubien.

As always, don’t forget to check out our Tumblr and Twitter accounts, for the latest in independent media and under-reported news.

The Week in Independent Media:

“US: Yemen Drone Strike May Violate Obama Policy” (Feb 20, Human Rights Watch)

“What Cold? World Had Fourth Warmest January” (Feb 21, Mashable)

“Netflix Stacking Deck on Capitol Hill” (Feb 18, The Center for Public Integrity)

“Hydrogen Fuel Set to Take Off, But Safety Concerns Remain” (Feb 18, ProPublica)

“Obama’s TPP negotiators received huge bonuses from big banks” (Feb 18, RT)

The Week in Underreported News in the Mainstream Media:

“Former US Congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe” (Feb 18, Reuters/The Telegraph)

“Oregon joins Five States in Refusing to Defend Gay Marriage Ban” (Feb 21, Bloomberg Businessweek)

“Transcripts show Fed at times slow to grasp crisis” (Feb. 21, The Washington Post)

“Drug Maker Actavis to Buy Forest Laboratories for $25 Billion” (Feb 18, Bloomberg Businessweek)

“Pakistan’s Pervez Musharaff appears in court” (Feb 18, BBC)

“Chinese Willing to push N. Korea on nuclear testing” (Feb 14, Reuters)

Without further ado …

The Playlist!

The Music!


Cloud Nothings
(Official Attack on Memory cover art)
April 10 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
April 12 – The Space – Hamden, CT
April 13 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY


The Exploding Hearts
(Official Guitar Romantic cover art)


Jeremy Messersmith
(Official Jeremy Messersmith cover art)
March 22 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
March 24 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
March 25 – Star Theater – Portland, OR

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

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