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BreakThru Radio Weekly
BreakThru Radio Weekly is a weekly podcast that features regular contributors offering their views on major political and/or cultural topics of the day. Additionally, it features a weekly movie review and discussion, 1st Person stories from people we encounter on the streets of NYC, and a preview of a song from an upcoming episode of BTR Live Studio.

Recurring segments and coverage:

FILM FESTIVALS: Tribeca Film Festival 2019 (Part 1 & Part 2), New York Film Festival 2018 (Part 1 & Part 2), Tribeca Film Festival 2018 (Part 1 & Part 2)

2009 FILM RETRO: The Hurt Locker, Precious, The White Ribbon, Inglourious Basterds, Dogtooth, The Hangover, 2009 In Review

MATT RUBY INTERVIEWS: Luisa Díez on SNL & Shane Gillis, Joe Zimmerman on Relationship Attachment, Raanan Hershberg on Silent Meditation Retreats, Mary Azoff & Vocal Transformation, Dr. Jonathan Fader & Performance Psychology, Luisa Díez on Comedy & Anthropology, Dan Lerner on Positive Psychology, Starheal Psychology, Alingon Mitra, Selena Coppock, Lubaina Choudhury on Natural Healing, Dan Shaki on Writing a Sitcom, Amy Bennett & The Greene Grape, Doc Kelley & Fluxbuddha, Rex Sorgatz & the Encyclopedia of Misinformation, Adam Strauss & The Mushroom Cure, Steven Pestana & Shout!, Myq Kaplan on Ayahuasca, Kate Willett, Rabbi Avram Mlotek on Judaism Today, Christopher Kelley on Buddhism & Comedy
Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…
Featured Episodes
We look back on 2009 film ‘Inglourious Basterds.’ Also, we review new movie, ‘The Beach Bum.’ Plus a preview of Spritzer’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Matt Ruby chats w/ Luisa Díez about her anthropological view of comedy. Jacqueline & J on the new movie, ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?.’ And a sneak preview of The Underhill Family Orchestra’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.
Recent Episodes
Christopher Nolan’s latest is a confounding, yet impressive, big screen spectacle. Plus music from Faith & Majesty and Pearl Charles.
A somewhat unprecedented director's cut… for better or worse. Plus music from Sunny War.
The president makes progress. A governor descends further into scandal. The Oscar-nominated film, ‘Another Round.’ Plus music from Bartees Strange and Mala Vista.
Researcher Mikey Biddlestone on a conspiracy theory aimed at an icon. Regina King’s film, One Night in Miami...’ Plus music from Soul Honey Records.
Journalist Ryan Cooper on NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent troubles. Lee Isaac Chung’s film, ‘Minari.’ Plus music from T.V.O.D. and Kaz Mirblouk.
Chloé Zhao’s gorgeous new docudrama resonates today. Plus stories of traveling the road. Also, music from Jonas Carping and Hoorsees.