Samantha Spoto was the Social Media Coordinator for BTR as well as the host of Discovery Corner before leaving BTR in 2016.
She attended the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she studied creative writing and sociology. While there, she received the Vincent Tomaselli Award for Creative Nonfiction as well as the Award of Distinction for Nonfiction by the SUNY New Paltz Writing Board. Her poetry has also been published in the Stonesthrow Review, a distinguished literary journal of student work. Before graduating, Samantha served as the Music Director for the college's radio station, which broadcasted throughout the Hudson Valley.
In her spare time, Samantha collects vinyl records, attends punk shows in sweaty basements, and eats her body weight in burritos.
Pom Pom Squad is the brainchild of musical force Mia Berrin. While the band’s name and imagery might evoke something fun and light, the reality is far darker and much, much heavier. Musically and… | watch
Kazu Makino, best known as the lead singer of indie rock legends Blonde Redhead, recently released her debut solo record. In this intimate session, Kazu joins us along with Darian Thomas for a selection of stripped-down performances from the dreamy album. | watch
Joe Virgillito looks at prediction markets and their relationship to elections. Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay on new movie Birds of Prey.’ Plus a preview of Pom Pom Squad’s upcoming BTR Live Studio session.