Our Week in Politics & Culture: Ted Cruz, Tony Blinken, & Thanksgiving Sides

Yeah, the world is generally pretty garbage and your Thanksgiving plans might’ve been ruined, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate safely with your favorite people in the world! What, no, not your family and friends—we mean BTR! We cranked out plenty of content to get you through Thanskgiving week, from argument advice to hilarious stories and yes, a bunch of political talk. You might not be able to talk about them at the table, but you sure can with us. So pull up with your favorite leftovers and check out what we cooked up this week.


On this week’s Art Uncovered Kimberly spoke with artist Kate Collyer from Hyde Park, NY. They spoke about Kate’s experience in the the Arctic Circle Residency, a residency that takes place on a ship that sails around Svalbard, an archipelago northeast of Greenland that is terrirory of Norway. They also spoke about Kate’s investigation into climate change among a multitude of landscapes with our United States.

On Book Talk, Kory chats with Christie Tate about Group, the refreshingly original debut memoir of a guarded, over-achieving, self-lacerating young lawyer who reluctantly agrees to get psychologically and emotionally naked in a room of six complete strangers—her psychotherapy group—and in turn finds human connection, and herself.

On Nights Of Our Lives, we discuss all things Thanksgiving food in this month’s show, with yours truly—the host—decreeing that mashed potatoes should never ever be made with their skins on. Upon this I shall not waver. And with that we wish everyone a safe and healthy Thanksgiving!


On Radio Dispatch, the Knefels discuss NYC schools closed after the city reaches its 3 percent positivity threshold, as well as what we know about Biden’s cabinet appointments so far.

On BreakThru Radio Weekly, J. McVay and Joe Virgillito discuss the failing attempts of President Trump to overthrow the results of the election as President-Elect Biden’s transition officially begins, along with announcement of some of his first cabinet picks. Also, we’ll hear a few installments from our ‘1st Person’ storytelling series, focused on learning or growing. And we’ll also hear a live performance from Dolly Valentine, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday.


When she was in her early 20’s, Tiffany was in a long term relationship with someone who lived in the moment. He would treat every day as if it was his last due to a condition that could cut his life short. When his partying became too much for Tiffany to handle, she gave her partner an ultimatum between her and his vices. On 1st Person, Tiffany shares how she let go of a dead end relationship and aspired for bigger dreams.


Have you heard of Joe Biden’s Secretary of State, Antony Blinken? Well, have you heard his music? Still no? Click here.

Ted Cruz is an incompetent schmuck. But at least we can thank him for reminding us that conservatives’ pandemic culture war will never end.

Mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce—how do the best Thanksgiving sides stack up? Check out our 2020 ranking and get ready to get hungry.

Nobody really wants to bicker on Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean you’re not gonna hear some dumb stuff. Here are a few ways to turn potential arguments into agreements.

You probably missed some of the better Thanksgiving memes going around, what with you stuffing your face with turkey and all. Luckily, we didn’t!

Other Politics & Culture News …

CNN anchor Jake Tapper showed his Islamophobia again by misconstruing Rep. Rashida Tlaib. Paul Blest rightfull asks: what’s Tapper’s deal?

As the third wave of COVID-19 lockdowns hit, it’s important to remember something: America has never really done a full lockdown, and we’re still not.

Osita Nwanevu writes that the Democrats’ fear of political fights and general cowardice is carrying right over into the Biden administration.