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There are more victims to target, there is more data to steal, and there is more money to be made from doing so than ever before.
This week is Protest Week. Rather than talk about protesting, we’d like to instead focus on how each of us can attain greater harmony with both the self and the world around us.
It’s a good time to be a cybercriminal. There are more victims to target, there is more data to steal, and there is more money to be made from doing so than ever before.
We’ll talk with Vitali Kremez, a cyber intelligence analyst about what it takes to converse with and track criminals in the deep-net.
We’ll talk with Vitali Kremez, a cyber intelligence analyst about what it takes to converse with and track criminals in the deep-net.
Today's show includes new music from Big Thief, Aderbat, and Whitney, along with classic favorites from Ane Brun, The Swell Season, Villagers, Owen, and many more.
We are taking ourselves to the outskirts of consciousness by looking at research that attempts to collect near death experiences from around the world.
And, lastly, Altheide devotes his research to the development of qualitative methodology, specifically Ethnographic Content Analysis (ECA).
Chelsea takes on Greg and Mark from The Uncommons in a sober round of Cards Against Humanity. She also gets a look at some of the other party type card games offered in the cafe. Songs featured in this episode: "Lost Weekend" by The So So Glos // "Fine Fine Fine" by !!! // "Madora" by Beverly Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Altheide's second research focus examines the media as a form of social control.
This past weekend, I all but disappeared into the depths of THE BEACH. I ate a lot of food, some good, some bad. Here's what went down.
Altheide reflects on his research which has broadly focused on qualitative methodology and the media's impact on society, especially through inciting fear.
This week, BTR went to check out Summerscreen at Mccarren Park in Williamsburg. This free event features all kinds of movies and is accompanied by free food and drinks!
I woke up this morning and realized something. Something horrible: This summer I have consumed what can only be described as a criminally small amount of Ice Cream.
Why do some Christians forbid practicing martial arts? Why isn’t self-defense taught in Hebrew school? Is it only Eastern religions that do this? BTRtoday asks religion expert Dr. Swidler about the ins and outs of spiritual self-defense.
One of the best things about summer is the plethora of fresh produce available. This salad highlights some really special summer veggies.
Your host J.Dayz jumps right into the music this week, giving you more bang for your buck! Join him as he mixes several styles and genres of music perfect for that Party Vibe. We got nothing but the best Independent music including EDM, Trap, Rock, Pop, Dance & Remixes. Don’t forget you can take this mix where ever you go by downloading the BTRtoday APP!
Not long ago, electric cars were a novelty, but now they’re the clear path of the future. BTRtoday speaks with Electric Car Insider editor Christopher Alan about the future of the electric automotive market and why electric is destined to overtake gas.
You, too, can be one of us! It’s not that hard! And it tastes damn good.
Knowing yourself in order to build public speaking skills and ultimately grow in terms of personal development.
Say hello to the New Zealander of your ‘80s synth dreams! The L.A.-based songwriter, Andrew Keoghan, is bringing back the smoke and mirrors of the ‘80s in the best way possible.
NYC songwriter Sonya Kitchell began her career in western Massachusetts, releasing her first gentle folk record ten years ago at the age of seventeen. In the decade since, her style has developed and her skills as a songwriter, performer, and in the studio have become highly refined. Sonya stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to bring us this raw, captivating look at her music. Sonya Kitchell’s We Come Apart is available now.
Juice is delicious. But, is it worth nine dollars for a bottle? You decide.
We chat with Allison Sutter, Lifestyle Coach, public speaker, teacher and best-selling author, about conquering fears of public speaking and personal development.
This week is Karma Week. We speak with a psychology professor and a marketer on the rippling effect of small acts of kindness and karma.
Oh, Broadway. Heart of NYC! The theater is one of the defining characteristics of this fine city. And what's another one, you ask? Food guys. It’s food.
Allison provides visualization techniques that help ease anxieties at the thought of having to give a talk, a speech or just being in a social situation.
This episode of BreakThruTV is presented by Urban Outfitters… For one of the most fun cities in the world, it's hard to imagine that there is only one board game cafe in New York, but it's true. With over a thousand games to play or purchase, The Uncommons is different from other restaurants or bars that have only a few games on the shelf. Chelsea met with Greg May, the cafe's founder and CEO, to find out a little more about what the cafe has to offer and play a friendly round of Cat Tower. Songs featured in this episode: "New Years" by Asobi Seksu // "MRDR it’s ok" by Team Spirit // "Oh Nancy" by Young Rival // "I See More" by Ages And Ages // "Golden Girl" by Ladyhawke Follow The Uncommons on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Ramen is winter food, right? Wrong. Not when there’s cold ramen on the table folks, and that’s exactly what Bushwick staple Shinobi Ramen had waiting for me on a humid summer eve.
Allison's approach is education, and personal success, is student-centric versus content or teacher agenda centric.
WWOOF connects nomadic volunteers with organic farmers for an exchange of cultural and educational experiences for manual labor in hopes of growing sustainable global communities.
Every once and a while, it’s important to have a little one-on-one with the most important person in your life. Yourself!
Allison Sutter, personal development coach and public speaker, chats about public speaking fears and becoming the person you want to be.
This past week BTR went to check out the Hester St. Fair, which featured artisanal food vendors, craft makers, $3 Tiger beers and more.
Homeless people should not be punished or demonized for expressing their sexuality.
The perfect meal just got better. Instead of sticking to plain old salt and pepper when flavoring your burger patties, try this combination!
Eggs are just eggs, right? Wrong! There is such thing as a superior egg.
Welcome to The Party Hour Show on BTRtoday.com! In the playlist tonight we got a whole bunch of EDM and Dance Remixes. Music in the show from Dillon Francis, Tropkillaz, The Chainsmokers, Keys N Krates and Wuki.
The battle for truth in labeling with GMO products has been a hard-fought one. There's change on the horizon on a national level, but not everybody is happy about it.
Everything form solar panel mounting hardware and instructions to keeping yourself sane on the open plain.
Pokémon GO is Nintendo’s latest iteration of their Pokémon property, and has taken the world by storm.
Talking about death before a terminal diagnosis--certainly while you’re still breathing--is more critical now than ever, as people prepare for the embarrassing realities of aging “ungracefully.”
Guess what? A whole lot of the food you eat isn't what you think it is.
Zach Both talks about his inspiration to quit a desk job for a sustainable way to work and live in a van.
Today's show we premier "Work For It" by Kayla Brianna featuring YFN Lucci! Dope track check for it. We also have new music from Torii Wolf, CymcoLé & RoQy TyRaiD. Be sure to download the BTR Today app located on the iOS App Store.
It’s Cool Week here on BTRtoday and we are chatting with a movie director and an AI researcher to learn about their fascinating journeying to creating a computer algorithm that develops entire screen plays for film.
Relations between the United States and Russia have been icy of late. BTRtoday explores the dynamics of this relationship and whether the two global giants are headed for—or already in—another period of cold war.
Fried fish tacos are one of the most perfect foods on the planet. The ones at Tacombi aren't the best ever, but they're pretty good.
"While the idea of living and traveling the country in a van can sound adventurous and exciting, it is certainly not for everyone." - The Vanual
So what happens when a movie gets made by a robot? BTRtoday sits down with filmmaker Oscar Sharp and his collaborator Ross Goodwin to discuss.
As a street performer in New York City, Billy has seen it all. In this edition of 1st Person, he shares a memory from his time performing in Central Park. Song featured in this episode: "My Mathematical Mind" by Spoon Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
With veggies, cheese, and fresh herbs, this summer salad is the answer to your question of what to make on a balmy evening!
The Vanual includes tips for stealth van living, like installing wooden shelves in an old van and building an solar running vehicle.
Some restaurant owners are taking advantage of the new Pokemon Go trend!
Zach Both has written an online manual for aspiring van dwelling nomads, which he calls the Vanual.
This week BTRtoday went to check out juggling in Bryant Park. Each week several juggling instructors stop by the park to offer free juggling lessons to passersby. The lessons take place every weekday from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. on the Bryant Park green or the dock.
The athletic exercise training program CrossFit emerged in the earlier 2000s and experienced an enormous boon in popularity, but it certainly has its physical downsides.
Stop in on 7-Eleven's birthday and get a free slurpee!
Is In-N-Out delicious? Don't ask me, because the food coma it induces means that I simply can't remember.
Here we go again with another continuous mix of Indie Music brought to you by your host J.Dayz. In the Mix tonight we got EDM, Bounce, Trap, Hip Hop and some really great Remixes from Disco Fries, GTA and Fransis Derelle.
For a quick, easy meal that will be ready in minutes, whip up some coconut shrimp!
We chat with Katina Kulow, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisville and author of a study on how the beliefs about karma influence consumers’ responses in advertising.
Meet Julie Rhodes, the blues singer taking Americana music to a place it desperately needs to go. BTRtoday speaks with her backstage between shots of tequila and live sets of rock and roll!
A quick review and analysis of the Amazon Echo, a digital personal assistant, and what the future holds for this type of technology.
Finally, there is science to back up what I’ve always known to be true in my heart: pasta is good for you!
We chat with Katina Kulow, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisville and author of a study on how the beliefs about karma influence consumers’ responses in advertising.
We’ll chat with a viticulture extraordinaire on the delicate task of building vineyards with a mission for greater environmental awareness and a filmmaker who's developed a manual for maintaining life on the open road.
Try this recipe on a hot summer day. It’s best if prepared a few hours before eating so the ingredients have time to marinate. The end result is a fresh, tasty dish that is perfectly sweet, nutty, and crunchy!
The belief that the universe bestows rewards for doing right and exacts punishments for doing wrong, is largely an Eastern philosophy, there are numerous examples of the notion in Western culture as well.
All around the world, expansive rooftop spaces are being used to grow delicious vegetables. The Brooklyn Grange (located on top of the Brooklyn Navy Yard) is a wonderful example of how to make the most of under-utilized spaces.
Stuffed clams seem like a daunting, involved task. However, in reality, they couldn’t be simpler. Try this recipe!
In this edition of 1st Person, Lorraine shares stories about different types of traumas that have happened in her life and how those traumas have defined her outlook on the world in certain ways. Song featured in this episode: "Sixteen Forever" by The Casket Girls Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
The study, "In Pursuit of Good Karma: When Charitable Appeals to Do Right Go Wrong," was authored by Katina Kulow, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisville.
free cake for every creature, with its adorable and almost sickly sweet name, is bringing twee back. Katie P. Bennett’s indie pop music, filled out by a full band that manages to play about as quietly as possible, has about as much of a 90s K Records vibe as any group of millennials could possibly muster. While references and nods are likely intentional to some extent, we’re forced to believe that Bennett really is just laying her soul out there honestly, sharing her own stories of love and confusion (you know, “growing up” stuff) in the most melodic way possible. Her soft-spoken vocals hook you from the start and make you ache for the rest of the story. The band stopped by the studio for this live look at one of their new album’s most memorable tracks. Talking Quietly Of Anything With You is available now from Double Double Whammy.
Get excited, Chipotle fans--your favorite casual Mexican chain is adding a classic Mexican staple to its ranks.
We chat with Katina Kulow, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisville and author of a study on how the beliefs about karma influence consumers’ responses in advertising.
The project is titled: “The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation.” The 10 swings each make different instrumental sounds such as guitar, piano and harp
If you’re searching for a responsibly produced, 100 percent domestic meat treat, look no further!
Welcome to the Party Hour on BTRtoday.com! Today your host J.Dayz is giving you a continuous mix of independent music. We get heavy on the Dancehall and EDM vibe with bangers from Sean Paul, Major Lazer and Yellow Claw. Hip Hop with DJ Mustard, Lady Sovereign, and Ty Dolla $ign. Plus new music from Rain Man and also Party Favor.
This week we talk about Teen USA dropping their swim suit contest, legalized marijuana developments in California, and review the Season 6 finale of "Game of Thrones."
Today we celebrate the holiday weekend with a special edition of the Folk Wave!
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but can imitation do more than flatter--can it help us to truly live in the moment? Thespian Christopher Petit sits down with BTRtoday to discuss how an acting discipline called the Meisner Technique can accomplish exactly that.
Don't be intimidated by restaurant-like meals! You can definitely replicate them within the comfort of your own kitchen. Try these tasty and easy crab cakes!
Discover the effect global markets have on data and intelligence for the cyber security in the future.
Astronautalis, aka Andy Bothwell, is a man with a lot on his mind. Let’s start with the basics: he’s a rapper known around the world for his hard-touring, indie/punk ethics living in Minneapolis, Minnesota -- a city that’s quickly becoming one of our favorites for music, thanks to the Doomtree and Totally Gross National Product crews, among plenty of other great acts in recent years. And while he’s certainly got the hip-hop chops to destroy any stage, Astronautalis quickly sets himself apart from the crowd by making his deep and passionate love of all genres of music -- and especially indie rock -- very apparent through conversation or even by checking out his list of collaborators on records. Smart, talented, and quick-witted, Astronautalis is changing the game. He dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to bring some fire with just a laptop and a microphone. Cut The Body Loose by Astronautalis is available now.
Food For Thought is a family-run company that consists of James Young, his wife Diana, as well as James’ brother and sister. They make delicious products, with a mindset rooted in sustainability.
We learn about the controversy of cyber criminal practices for the sake of social justice.
We’ll discuss the implications of cyber security and cyber criminals that prowl the deep-web, and take a closer look at if karma actually exists.
Campaign canvassing that aims to reduce voter prejudices toward transgender individuals appears to be working through conversation.
If you’ve tasted the rare and decadent Wagyu beef, chances are you know what all the fuss is about.
With such unique data, cyber security experts produce a robust intelligence service focused on the online channels where malicious actors operate.
BTRtoday speaks with Dave Stieber, a teacher and spoken word poetry coach in Chicago, about why poetry is something worth holding onto.
The Summer Fancy Food Show was a mecca of delicious morsels; teeming with food lovers, distributors, and passionate artisans galore.
After a lesson in pizza making and sampling her creation at Babbalucci, Chelsea checks out the bar for a taste of the “Beetlini Cocktail.” Earlicia, Babbalucci’s mixologist, explains the drink’s ingredients while putting them all together in the signature cocktail. Music featured in this episode: "Your Life In The End" by Prince Rama // "Concorde" by Incan Abraham Check out Babbalucci on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Flashpoint's highly differentiated data is cultivated from a wide variety of illicit communities operating within the Deep & Dark Web.
Acid Dad are a no-nonsense psych-punk band. In the vein of the likes of Thee Oh Sees, Parquet Courts, and The Strokes (with nods to classics like The Zombies, The Kinks, Television, The Stooges, etc), this quartet uses riffy rock and reverb-heavy vocals to pull you close and make you move. Comprised of Vaughn Hunt (Vocals, Guitar), Danny Gomez (Vocals, Guitar), Kevin Walker (Drums), and Sean Fahey (Bass, Vocals), the band dropped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to take us on a pretty sweet trip. Let’s Plan A Robbery by Acid Dad is available now.
This pasta salad is as simple as it is delicious!
We speak with Vitali Kremez, a cybersecurity and intelligence professional for Flashpoint, a company focused on the discovery and monitoring of previously concealed illicit cyber activity and take informed, proactive steps to defend against existing and looming threats.
This year was the 47th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which was considered the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. This year’s parade also held a moment of silence for the recent victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
Power Plant Fitness founder Jim McAlpine speaks with BTRtoday about opening the first cannabis-friendly fitness center.
Whether or not these speaking patterns are as common to women as people believe, they are not unique to women. Yet people are only hyper-aware of the way women talk, not men. Women are heard for how they speak; men are heard for what they say.
The Nude Party is a HiFi, crazy six-piece band from the mountains of Boone, North Carolina. They're a rambunctious bunch who don't give any f*cks and know how to have fun.
Shhhh...Starbucks' secret it out...and it's purple.
The Illuminati aims to usher in a New World Order, and how will they do that? One word: Beyoncé! Well, maybe. BTRtoday dives into this conspiracy.
Welcome to the Party Hour on BTRtoday.com! Tonight we celebrate one of our favorite music festivals the Vans Warped Tour! So todays playlist is inspired by this summer tour that kicked off this week. Music with twenty one pilots, Paramore, 3OH!3, Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco.
We talk about Jim Carrey making a horror movie, weed legalization in Massachusetts, and review the terrible new romantic comedy "How To Be Single."
Aditya Venkat is the founder of K Project, an online mythological web series that attempts to redevelop usually submissive characters into those of courage and strength in an attempt to inspire change in societal perceptions of women.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
Swiss company Flyability nabbed the UAE's US$1 million Drones For Good Award with its crash-proof drone that can access all the places you don’t want to.
We sit down with Fancy Colors, a band truly for the sake of art. Comprised of Zac Cowell and Dave Heilman, these guys are veterans of the music scene--having worked with artists like Regina Spektor and Of Montreal!
Dentist is an indie rock band based in Asbury Park, New Jersey, whose music hits the sweet spot between surf, punk, and pop. Having honed their skills locally for a few years, they’re ready to get out on the road, and we’re pretty sure they’ll find that kids everywhere dig their sound. Here, they made the trip to the city to rock the live room at Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, for us. Dentist’s self-titled debut is available now, with their second full length coming in 2016.
A lucky BTRtoday staffer takes a trip to the Devil’s Tree, one of New Jersey’s most infamous local haunts.
Breakfast is truly the way to massage your feels; there’s something undeniably romantic about a leisurely first meal of the day, enjoyed in the sun with a special someone.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
We learn how a mythology is built from an inside look into the life of the legendary director, Stanely Kubrick. As well as how mythologies are projected into the future through the dystopian fears of technological advancements in the medical field.
With half of American adults unmarried and 41 percent of children born into this dynamic, the paradigm is slowly shifting. BTR speaks to co-parenting advocate Dawn Pieke, and examines the myth of the nuclear family and the ways in which it is evolving.
Somebody, make the madness stop.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
Emilio D’Alessandro served as a personal assistant to film icon Stanley Kubrick for more than 30 years. BTRtoday takes a special look into what the world-renowned director was really like, and some of the most important lessons he imparted to his best friend.
BTRtv’s Chelsea White visits Babbalucci, in Harlem, where she gets a lesson in making pizza from chef and owner Andrew Lopresto. While learning to make the restaurant’s signature pie, Chelsea gets a surprise and finds out the meaning of the word “babbalucci.” Music featured in this episode: "Jaded" by GRMLN // "Chief" by Lettuce // "Ended Up Making Love" by MiWi La Lupa Check out Babbalucci on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
There's something called a Doughrito, and it's very existence makes me want to stab my eyes out, or simply cry for one million years.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
Violet Sands is the new project from Deidre Muro (who has been on BTR Live Studio previously with Deidre & the Dark and Savoir Adore), David Perlick-Molinari (French Horn Rebellion) and Derek Muro (Love Like Deloreans, Mighty Five). Their music builds a psych-pop vibe on top of electronic beats and textures, for some super-smooth, catchy grooves. For this jam, Doc from Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue joins the band on vocals for an extra touch of soul in the studio at Serious Business Music. Violet Sands’ Strange Attractor EP is available now.
Society repeatedly leaves bisexuality out of conversations surrounding human sexuality, often going to absurd lengths to rationalize people into the dichotomy of gay and straight.
Let's be honest, there's nothing better than a simple, whole roasted chicken.
We talk about the latest technologies in surgery that are helping aid workers across the world.
The past week BTR went to the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival in Elmont NY. This historic day of racing dates back to 1868. This year, American thoroughbred race horse "Creator" took home the win for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes.
Aquaphysical is an English company that aims to capture the physical benefits of working out on the water—literally.
Yoga and wellness tourists by no means get a free pass to do whatever, whenever, in the name of spiritual wellbeing.
Once Monday rolls around, we often feel the weekend's debauchery in our body. Our bones ache and our stomach reels from the inordinate amount of alcohol we've consumed. Try this remedy!
Is it the future already? Apparently, surgeons can operate on you from thousands of miles away by using a robot and/or a computer program! BTRtoday investigates the safe feasibility of this process.
Try this tasty vegetarian recipe, that's still packed with protein! Perfect for a healthy lunch, or side dish.
Today's show includes brand new music from Kevin Morby, Nico Aryan, Tracy Bryant, Big Thief, Mo Kenny, and many more!
A change to Rule 41 to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure has the potential to vastly increase the scope and ease of government surveillance.
Summer is the season for tomatoes, and for pasta salad, so why not combine the two?
After publishing The Transhumanist Wager, Istvan began actively promoting transhumanism and other futurist issues via speeches, media interviews, activism, and his writings.
Subtle modifications to users' field of view in virtual reality may aid those who are prone to VR-inspired motion sickness.
On New York, babies, visual art, and pyramids made with Legos.
SAVAK is a Brooklyn band composed of some very experienced musicians. Having previously played in such notable groups as The Obits, Holy Fuck, Nation of Ulysses, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and The Cops, the members of SAVAK collectively and unsurprisingly possess a deeper knowledge of music, more time in the punk trenches, and a more mature sound than the average band that’s only been together since 2015. The jerky rhythms of post-punk and the jangle of 80s college/early alternative rock blend perfectly with psychedelic swirls and hooky rock riffs under the shared guitar/vocal duties of Michael “Jaws” Jaworski and Sohrab Habibion. The band officially consists of six members, but has been known to expand on record and at some live shows, while we lured a quartet version to Serious Business Music to see what they’ve got going on… spoiler: it’s a lot, and it’s really, really good! SAVAK’s debut LP, Best Of Luck In Future Endeavors, is available now.
Whether it's scaling imperial walkers, uploading viruses or dismantling walls, we always seem to break out of the machine. BTRtoday takes a look at some of the most ingenious ways humans have outsmarted robots in science fiction films.
Since moving to NYC, I haven’t had a toaster. A travesty, I know--what am I supposed to do, eat my bread cold? That’s ludicrous!
Istvan is a member of the World Future Society, a volunteer Ambassador for The Seasteading Institute, an advisory board member of the India Future Society.
We’re going to take a closer look at emerging technologies that can be hacked to be more cost efficient, along with how one organization is breaking down barriers for the LGBT community to integrate with coding groups.
BTRtoday speaks with Bioquark CEO Ira Pastor about ReAnima, a groundbreaking trial which aims to reanimate the brains of the dead.
There's nothing better than a big, old cut of steak! Try this delicious recipe that's bursting with flavor. And, while you're at it, pour yourself a cup of whiskey to enjoy at the same time.
Internationally, Istvan has aimed to help foster other transhumanist organizations and has been active in humanitarian outreach programs.
In this edition of 1st Person, Jesse discusses life as an artist as he knows it and talks about a major moment in his career. He also offers advice for anyone who might be on the same path. Song featured in this episode: "du Zirconia" by Com Truise Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Looking for a new starch to spice up your meal? Try Socca! This flat, chickpea bread/pancake is quick to make, tasty, and it's gluten free (in case you or your guests are gluten intolerant!).
As a third party candidate, Zoltan Istvan himself had funded nearly all of his campaign's expenses to date, however, and he noted donations were needed.
Brooklyn psych-surf-garage-rock band Fruit + Flowers’s appeal is centered around the interplay between Caroline Yoder, Ana Becker and Elizabeth Wakefield. Catchy, gritty, and maybe a little unhinged at times, the band has been going hard for the past year, touring and playing so many local shows that it can almost be assumed that if there’s a cool bill at a new or underground Bushwick venue, they’re on it. While they’ve released almost no recorded music yet, we know they’ve got a lot up their sleeve, so we had them drop by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to show us just how they do it. The song “Turquoise” from Fruit + Flowers is available online now.
The road to good sex is paved with bad sex. Or at least sex that is not the phenomenal stuff of every Nicholas Sparks and Woody Allen movie ever. Sex that, according to conventional social definitions, is lackluster.
We speak learn about a prominent third party candidate running for US presidency.
This week, BTR went to check out the free bachata dance party in Bryant Park. Every Wednesday by the fountain there is a different style of dance taught to whoever attends. The lessons are accompanied by live musical performances and go from 6PM to 10PM.
Virtual reality solutions company Holodia is using their technology to make cardio workouts more entertaining and engaging.
BeAnotherLab is a collective of artists, programmers, neuroscientists, and social activists that uses VR technology to investigate human empathy.
Rey Pila is the adolescent child of Depeche Mode and David Bowie that was raised by wild Iggy Pop! This week we interview lead singer, Diego Solórzano and listen to their album "The Future Sugar."
Any good chef will tell you that prep work and cleanliness are two of the most important components of making a successful meal. I have one of those things down pat.
BTRtoday investigates the Department of Housing and Urban Development's announcement to cutting millions of dollars in funding to several homeless shelters in New York City, saying it favored permanent housing solutions to transitional ones.
Just because you’re making a side dish, doesn’t mean it should be boring. This is a perfect way to elevate plain old boiled beets, and create a dish that will make your mouth water!
Today we feature a few artist who are performing at this weekends Bonnaroo Music festival including songs from The Chainsmokers, Phantogram and RL Grime. We also have the latest music from Far East Movement and A-Trak. Hip Hop with Meyhem Lauren, Flatbush Zombie and Childish Gambino. Plus the best Independent EDM, Hip Hop and Remixes!
Today's program includes brand new music from Beth Orton, Grace Joyner, Mo Kenny, Big Thief, Tracy Bryant, live in studio performances from Lissie, John Mark Nelson and Lucy Dacus, and many more!
Third party presidential candidates are as old as elections themselves, but the money and organization required to run an effective campaign make it almost impossible to compete.
Originating from Louisiana, the Crawfish Boil is a go-to event to ring in summer in the South.
We speak with Dr. Benjamin D. Sommers, a health economist with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a primary care physician who has conducted research on the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act.
An agreement with the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems to begin testing its unmanned aircraft.
Meet the one-of-a-kind band able to hit everybody somewhere deep down—no matter what genre of music they’re into. They’re called Bad Orb, and they’ll rock your world.
Lissie is originally from Rock Island, Illinois. She landed in California as a young singer-songwriter and learned a lot in her time in the industry there before returning to her midwestern roots by moving to Iowa. Her music is folk with a pop/country touch, but most notable here is her remarkable voice, which gives every word sung a life of its own. She stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share a raw, stripped down performance with us. Lissie’s album My Wild West is available now.
Earlier this week, new evidence regarding the case of Edward Snowden came to light. Radio Dispatch sits down with journalist Marcy Wheeler to discuss.
For many, making dinner is a way to save some money! Not for me.
Often called Obamacare, has reversed what had been a downward spiral in which health care was becoming more costly and less available to many Americans
We will be investigating into the political complexity and myths of the Affordable Care Act, as well as learn about a third party candidate and the pricy game of running for US presidency.
The dynamics of millennial population shifts are determined by rising costs, familial relationships, suburban upbringings, cultural impact, and much more.
Nature's power bar, the thorn between my toes.
Sommers is a health economist with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a primary care physician with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
We are raised with a sense of entitlement to the stuff of the American Dream, regardless of how sustainable it is—or isn’t.
A neighborhood Thai place that packs a major punch.
The same old workout, day after day, can become mundane pretty quickly. From crawling around like a jungle cat to working out in heels, Chelsea White runs down the list of the top five weirdest workouts which are sure to keep your fitness routine interesting. Song featured in this episode: "Everyone’s A Bitch" by Jaill // "Foreign Object" by The Mountain Goats // "Silvering" by LoneLady // "A Sea Ringed With Visions" by Fujiya & Miyagi // "Bye Bye (Ella Me Dice Vay)" by Gipsy Kings // "Another Toe In The Ocean" by Pixies Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Population-level surveys from the federal government and private foundations show that the ability for Americans to get care they need and pay their medical bills has improved significantly.
Welcome to the world of exclusive and boutique festivals! No more 100,000 people at a campsite and hour-long waits to get a beer. Smaller music festivals are for the true music lover.
It is bad if I eat my body weight in salmon sashimi?
A survey, which involved more than half a million U.S. adults, found that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has reversed a downward spiral in which health care was becoming more costly and less available to Americans.
This week BTR went to pick up some local produce at the Union Square Greenmarket. The market is open every Monday and sells everything from flowers, plants, wine, ciders, maple syrup and more.
London fitness club 1Rebel is rolling out a new program of high intensity spin classes on commuter buses.
Travel may seem like an extravagance that the Millennial simply can’t afford. But with these cost-cutting tips in your everyday life, you can save some major cash, which might go a lot farther somewhere else in the world.
Meet the east coasters who combine dad rock, old-school country, punk, and The Spice Girls to create what is BOYTOY—a NYC-based band that’ll surf their way to the top of your playlist.
Looking from something fresh, quick, and healthy on the grill? Look no further.
Meet the east coasters who combine dad rock, old-school country, punk, and The Spice Girls to create what is BOYTOY—a NYC-based band that’ll surf their way to the top of your playlist.
Whip these up and impress your guests!
Whats Up Party People!? Welcome to the first Party Hour of June. We heat up the night with the best Indie Music. Join host J.Dayz as he DJ’s a continuous mix of independent music. In the Show today new music from A-Trak and Dillon Francis. Plus tracks by Cut Copy, Pusha T, Kid Sister, Major Lazer and more!
Today's show includes brand new music along with some old favorites, including music from Tenniscoats, Bur Gur, Bon Iver, and Shannon Stephens!
BTR speaks with Dr. Phil Rasch of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory about the affect sea spray has on cloud formation.
Some restaurants are just plain perfect.
It spent more than 100 years in the museum’s collection before researchers discovered that the baby’s body was inside.
On space, sonic architecture, big reveals, and snakes coming out of ducks.
John Mark Nelson is a musician from Excelsior, Minnesota. While young, he’s far from inexperienced, having spent the past decade writing, recording, and playing music. Stylistically, Nelson's work falls somewhere in the rock/pop world, but he has a melodic sensibility that makes every moment of his songs compelling while his words and compositions set him apart from your average artist. He stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO recently for this special performance. I’m Not Afraid by John Mark Nelson is available now on GNDWIRE Records.
What is film like from the perspective of the composer, who must tap into these very subtle mechanics, harness magic and elevate the craft? BTR speaks to indie film composer Keegan DeWitt on the body, mind and soul of a film.
Eataly is heaven.
This high respect and compassionate perspective on pregnancy is something that should be universally duplicated within our culture.
We could all use a new way of looking at the world, so today’s guests are here to show us some vantage points that range from the very small to the vast and interconnected.
A new study provides surprising revelations and a far greater understanding of population turnover and migration in ancient Europe.
It's summer! Let the sun do the work.
The baby is the youngest ever example of a human fetus to be embalmed and buried in Egyptian society.
Young men from the US were starved for six months to help experts decide how to treat victims of mass starvation in Europe--What transpired has informed discussions of food deprivation ever since.
In this edition of 1st Person, Chris discusses his chosen transient lifestyle, in which he leaves himself open to continuously experiencing new things through a willingness to move from place to place. Song featured in this episode: "du Zirconia" by Com Truise Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
What are these things? Don't care, they're so scrumptious.
Archaeologists made an amazing discovery recently when they found the mummy of a tiny, 16- to 18-week gestation baby taken from a tomb in Egypt.
00:00 BTR Live Studio: Del Water Gap 00:33 Vanessa 04:53 Let's Pretend 08:52 Interview 15:04 Alright 17:57 Don't Read the Mirror 20:33 Interview 25:43 Cut The Rope 30:33 Outro 30:42 Finish https://delwatergap.bandcamp.com/
Egyptologist Helen Strudwick talks about her work in helping to discover the youngest mummified fetus in Ancient Egypt history and how new technologies are transforming how we view the past.
We speak with an egyptologist about a the youngest ancient Egyptian mummy ever found.
This week BTR went to check out the "Parade of Ships," which kicks-off the start of Fleet Week. Many people gathered all along the Hudson river to witness the sailors' grand entrance into Manhattan.
Traveling solo is particularly important for women, if they have the means and opportunity. It’s also unsurprisingly complicated by gender, though by no means is it irrevocably ruined.
I guess some places live up to the buzz...
Meet Lou and Ben from Winstons, an NYC-based band that has only drums and guitars, accompanied by some heartbreaking rock’n’roll lyrics that are sure to get you movin’ and swoonin’!
Well, not quite sea monkeys, but microorganisms that are tiny, itty bitty shrimp are swimming around in NYC’s tap water.
Microgreens are having a moment.
Todays playlist is packed with so much awesomeness. We got new music in the show from A-Trak, Dillon Francis and a double dose of music from Botnek. Plus host J.Dayz gives you a bunch of much news about some of our favorite Indie Artist.
BTRtoday speaks with Dr. David Hodson, co-author of a study regarding the effects of anti-diabetic medication activated by blue or ultraviolet light, potentially making drug treatment more efficient.
Get your fish nice and smokey on the grill with this simple recipe!
Our final segment with Ira Pastor, the CEO of Bioquark, a biotech firm spearheading a new U.S.-approved “death reversal” research.
On the heels of the announcement that Germany produced so much renewable energy that it had to pay its consumer base to use it, Portugal powered its lights for four days straight using only renewables.
BTRtoday talks with the creator of New Jersey's “Bernie Man Festival,” a weekend event aimed at culling together a variety of musical performances, arts, and cultural events to promote presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Lego, the toy meant to inspire creativity in children, is quickly becoming one of the big currencies of a strange criminal underworld.
Easy, tasty, fresh, and healthy!
Can stem cell injections revive a dead brain? Ambitious ‘Reanima Project’ aims to find out.
We are looking at the fairly intricate and technical philosophies, as well as the advancing technologies that help reveal even the most minute of Egyptian mummies.
Professional cycling is well known for its blood doping participants, but a recent discovery of tiny bicycle motors revisits questions of how far athletes will go for an advantage.
Grill everything in sight.
Recruiting brain-dead “participants” in Indian ICUs this month under the supervision of study leader Dr. Himanshu Bansal of Revita Life Sciences, is the search for the cure.
More people will reach the summit of Everest than will climb to the top of an old growth redwood tree. Yet recent explorations have revealed an arboreal universe of extremely tiny life that we've never before noticed--some that previously has been unknown to man.
Lucky Luna is a restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that features both Taiwanese and Mexican cuisines. After checking out the food, Chelsea got a look at the preparation behind the kimchi (made in-house with vegan and shellfish-free options) and nori bloody mary which won Best Overall and Most Original at the Bloody Mary Festival. Songs featured in this episode: "Waste A Lot Of Things" by Jaill // "Heart" by Dune Rats Follow Lucky Luna on Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Using existing medical techniques to induce nervous system regeneration, researchers will attempt to restore consciousness.
Audacity is a garage punk band from Fullerton, California. They’ve been bashing out fun, uncompromising tunes since they were kids, and while still young, they’ve already got more than enough years (we’re talking 10+) under their belt together to show all the newcomers exactly how to do it right. Turn this one way up and enjoy. Hyper Vessels by Audacity is available now.
BTRtoday gets a first-hand account from Sarah Josey, who lives in a tiny home trailer for half of the year in the Alaskan wilderness with her husband Kael and their dog Sulley.
Damn good, damn easy, damn fun to make.
Pastor believes that brain death is a curable illness. His new research with the Reanima Project hopes to shed light on this.
This week BTR went to check out the NYC Cannabis Parade in Union Square.
With America’s growing obesity problem, the lack of physical education in schools is disconcerting.
The Spanish town of Palomares has a grave history from deadly American explosives that once littered the region, but how and why has this been erased from mainstream history?
Try this recipe to accompany a spicy summer meal!
The wildest chicks heading the most badass band you’ll ever hear! This week we talk with Toronto-based band Dilly Dally about their big break, punk rock, and Lady Gaga.
The wildest chicks heading the most badass band you’ll ever hear! This week we talk with Toronto-based band Dilly Dally about their big break, punk rock, and Lady Gaga.
Cosmologists, nuclear physicists, and philosophers gathered at the Hayden Planetarium last month to discuss the very real possibility that we all may live in one big complex computer simulation. Philosopher David Chalmers sat down with BTRtoday to discuss the implications of it all.
More food recalls.
On our first episode of the BTRtoday's new stoner movie podcast, we talk about how Pixar is trying to save the clownfish, why Ben Carson definitely smokes weed, and review the cult classic "The Big Lebowski."
Today's broadcast includes brand new releases from Slow Steve, Tenniscoats, Bur Gur, Rococode, C.W. Stoneking, and many more!
Zooniverse is a citizen science portal that harnesses the powers of the Internet and the human brain to help scientists tackle mountains of data that would otherwise take them decades.
Gowdy talks with us about his work: "Behavioral Economics and Climate Change Policy" in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
If only someone would invent an ingestible robot to perform a search-and-rescue mission for the innumerable wayward objects that have taken the long tumble down the gullets of the orally curious.
On writing songs about oppression in taxis and why inspiration is a fickle bitch.
Miwi La Lupa, a NYC-based songwriter who previously visited BTR Live Studio around the release of his debut album, is back with an excellent sophomore release. Continuing his evolution as a songwriter and band leader, MiWi La Lupa draws from folk and rock inspirations to tell personal stories through highly catchy pop songs. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO, Brooklyn, to share some of the new sounds.
Now you can read us on your iPhone and iPad! Check out the BTRtoday app. Life is hard, especially in space, where the odds are truly stacked against you. There are heart and bone changes, sleep disturbances, and muscle ailments associated with space flight. In fact, space is one of the harshest environments known to man, and that’s why it’s particularly exciting to learn that life can not only sustain itself there, but it can thrive. Last month, China Daily reported on a study conducted by researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences which showed that mouse embryos aboard the retrievable research satellite SJ-10 had begun to develop in just under 80 hours, advancing from the two-cell stage to the more refined blastocyst stage. This is the same amount of time it takes on Earth. [China Daily; http://m.phys.org/news/2016-04-microgravity-satellite-explores-embryo-space.html] These findings were captured on a high-resolution camera that took photographs every four hours and sent them back to Earth over the course of four days. Scientists now plan to compare samples from both Earth and abroad in an effort to further analyze the effects of microgravity on embryo development. At launch, SJ-10 carried 6,000 mouse embryos. The last time something on that scale was attempted was in 1996, when NASA sent 49 mouse embryos aboard its STS-80 Spacecraft. Not a single one developed, and no other agency even tried it after that. Not until now. What makes China’s news so remarkable is that it marks the first time that embryos from a mammal have been successfully developed in space. The implications of this are huge for us, since there’s an undeniable human curiosity for journeying to the skies. Whether we roam the universe, scour the planets, or terraform them to meet our own needs, we want to explore. Duan Enkin, the lead researcher behind the study and a professor at the Chinese Academy’s Institute of Zoology, admits that much of this remains far off. “The human race may still have a long way to go before we can colonize the space,” he tells China Daily. He is encouraged by the findings, though. Where before it was unknown whether or not it was possible to survive and reproduce in space, Enkin says it has now been established that early embryo development, what he calls “the most crucial step in our reproduction,” is possible in other environments. How far could this take humans? BTR spoke to renowned UCSC planetary scientist Ian Garrick-Bethell about crossing the next frontier. “This is indeed a crucial first step,” he says, “and it does suggest that humans could one day reproduce and give birth in space.” That could be a significant advantage, especially on long journeys. “Space is the next obvious place for life to expand into,” he says, adding that a successful future will depend on mammals adapting to the harsh conditions through a combination of exercise and “pharmacological countermeasures.” Not surprisingly, most research shows that there are major physical advantages to being born here on Earth. Even so, Garrick-Bethell maintains that there could be “enormous emotional, psychological, intellectual, and other intangible benefits given to people that are born off the planet.” He believes that such benefits could “outweigh the physical benefits by far.” One disadvantage we all surely share is gravity. “It remains to be seen how these mice would develop into adults, and then again how they would survive being exposed to Earth's gravity for the first time," the Garrick-Bethell says. "If these were humans born and raised in weightlessness, would they be able to survive on the planet their spacecraft was destined for?” Space babies could be at a serious loss. “The health consequences of weightlessness are so severe,” he continues, “that many researchers think that it may be required to provide some type of artificial gravity to astronauts on very long missions, like on the main spacecraft in 2001: A Space Odyssey.” These hazards make the prospect of raising people in weightlessness pretty daunting. Garrick-Bethell thinks there are other ways to make it work. One is to create life of our own. He envisions “engineering new organisms,” ones that would live in space more effectively. Another idea is to ship out embryos to develop on their own, free of human intervention. “The idea of sending embryos to other worlds, in place of humans, has been proposed several times,” Garrick-Bethell insists. Under these proposals, embryos would be “frozen in a state of indefinite suspension, at liquid nitrogen temperatures” and grown and raised once they reached their target planet. He says this cosmic fertilization process would involve the use of “some type of surrogate womb.” The advantage of this scenario is that there would no longer be a need to support a living crew for extraordinary stretches of time. Garrick-Bethell theorizes that a crew could be out for “potentially thousands of years as they travel to their destination.” There is also the humanitarian aspect, the idea that we might save lives, but then again, how humane is it to send out helpless animals to fend for themselves? Clearly, there are moral issues, but the professor believes it is worth the cost of life, for the sake of life. “I think it is critical to continue exploring all avenues of developing life that can sustain itself in space.” What makes that spirit uniquely human is the hope that, beyond self-preservation, we are a bridge to something greater than ourselves, to a higher form of existence. “I think the idea of embryos in space is fascinating to people on a visceral level because it does contrast the most promising, fragile symbol of life, with the harshest environment we are aware of,” Garrick-Bethell says. That is an incredible dichotomy and a testament to life in general.
Pricey, delicious...but was it worth it?
We discuss sustainability theories and practices within the field of ecological economics.
We’re going all the way, to the farthest reaches of human consciousness, of the universe, and even, beyond the grave…
The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness commonly reported by astronauts, and it holds the key to a powerful emotion of awe that makes for a fulfilling life.
Ain't no such thing as bad Fried Chicken.
As the author of over 170 published articles and 10 books, Gowdy discusses some of his work including Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature, with Carl McDaniel.
BTRtoday explores the unexplained 1969 NASA file of Apollo 10 astronauts hearing an “eerie” and “unexplainable” musical whistle when passing the dark side of the moon.
Lucky Luna is a restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that features both Taiwanese and Mexican cuisines with a special focus on fostering community and sourcing local ingredients. Not a traditional fusion restaurant, the menu highlights dishes that might be found in Taipei or Oaxaca, but they are not combined. Chelsea White sat down with co-owner, Marisa Cadena, to talk a little about the inspiration for the restaurant and to sample a few menu items. Songs featured in this episode: "Ride" by Twenty One Pilots // "Hey You" by The Thermals // "Casual Wrecks" by Adult Books // “When They Fight, They Fight" by Generationals // "I Turn My Camera On" by Spoon // "Phantom Limb" by The Shins Follow Lucky Luna on Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
In collaboration with evolutionary biologists, we learn how Professor Gowdy focuses on the evolution of economic systems.
Wherever mankind goes, we tend to always leave a mess behind. Unfortunately, even space is no exception.
We speak with John Gowdy, the recipient of the Herman Daly Award for contributions to ecological economics, about the evolving field.
Smorgasburg, a wildly popular food market destination that is open every Saturday at East River State Park in Willamsburg.
Learn about Asphalt Green, the first facility in the United States to use PRAMA technology when they introduced the AG6 workout in April.
By offering significantly greater fuel efficiency on top of eliminating numerous health hazards associated with hydrazine, this new space fuel explodes the possibilities for scientific exploration.
Delicious! Easy! Cheap! If you're craving seafood, mussels are the way to go.
Get ready for a band that finally knows how to use that fog machine and light rig properly. Future Punx, a Brooklyn-based band, not only get the vibes just right, but they also rock the stage!
All of a sudden, nothing sounds good. Something is up!
Today's show kicks off with a live track from Lucy Dacus recorded at the BTR House in Austin, TX.
What kind of affect do conditional cash programs have on the women of poor households these programs also aim to empower?
Cautioning that psychedelics are not for everyone, Jim dispels the myths and misperceptions.
On the spirit of creation and singing beauty through the darkness of loss.
The Click Effect is a mind-blowing VR experience that takes viewers on a live-action free-dive a hundred feet beneath the ocean surface to listen to the clicks and calls of dolphins and sperm whales.
Atlanta punk trio The Coathangers just cruised into their 10th year of rockin’ -- and to say they’ve come a long way is a huge understatement. The band began as a wild, no wave/garage-inspired ball of fun and chaos made up of friends who didn’t totally know how to play but wanted to start a band. Along the way, they’ve matured and picked up a broad range of inspiration, all while honing their sound and musicianship to a fine point. This charmer of a kiss-off single nearly burned down the damn studio, and all with the best, most punk instrumentation we’ve seen in awhile: drums, bass, and dog toy! The Coathangers’ new album, Nosebleed Weekend, is available now from Suicide Squeeze Records.
For the past few years, Japan’s population of workers has grown smaller and smaller while the percentage of retirees is becoming larger.
The FDA is moving towards redefining a set of standards for healthy food that have been around since the 1990s.
Fadiman outlines best practices for safe “entheogenic” voyages learned through his more than 40 years of experience.
This week is island week, and we’re going to take a look at how seemingly independent, isolated phenomenon are really surrounded by a number of waves of influence.
BTRtoday examines the harsh criticism of Rihanna’s hit single “Work” and the general unjust characterization of marginalized languages.
Pine nuts are delicious! But seriously what are they...
It's called micro-dosing, and while the idea hasn't yet catapulted itself into the mainstream, it's getting there.
A recent study found that nearly three quarters of the world’s small island nations will experience increased aridity due to climate change in the coming years, posing a newly understood threat to their survival.
Filling, tasty, and warm. Cook this up when you wanna get full--really, really full!
Ah, alcohol. The magical liquid that allows us to release our inhibitions, think up some of our most brilliant ideas, and, of course, feel like we haven't eaten a bite of food in three weeks. Chelsea White tells us the top 5 things to eat when you're drunk AF. Songs featured in this episode: "Don’t Slow Down" by Matt & Kim // "Bed Case" by Tancred // "Killing Moon" by Tetherball // "Friendship" by Mike Dillon // "Trouble” by Hey Marseilles // “The Walls” by The Thermals Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Back in 1966, Fadiman published a landmark study about hallucinogen drugs that's still held up today as one of the main pieces of hard scientific evidence about acid's artistic utility
Journalism is a Brooklyn band fronted by Kegan Zema. Kegan recently staged a multimedia exhibit at the Bushwick, Brooklyn venue/collective Silent Barn, f which he is a member, called “American Icon” in which he, as “ZEMA,” took on the personas of David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, and more. Musically, Journalism explores similar territory as the early 2000s wave of post-post-punk and garage rock, straddling the line between brooding and dancing, but Zema’s awareness and interest in musical and pop culture theory clearly influences his lyrics and the band’s performance. The group stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to share a tune.
BTRtoday chats with herpetologist Brady Barr, from National Geographic's "Dangerous Encounters with Brady Barr," about his trip to the terrifying Snake Island.
Stuff your face with this delicious recipe for rich, stewed meat!
Dr. James Fadiman, author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide, talking with us about the science behind micro-dosing with LSD.
Lindsay Istace has created a new form of yoga that encourages participants to yell, swear, and let loose.
The palpable excitement with Breakthrough Starshot comes from our enduring fascination with extraterrestrial intelligence.
This sandwich is the perfect way to use up some neglected ingredients you've got lying around.
Ecological economics is a burgeoning field of study that aims to integrate practical, efficient natural processes for human betterment and well-being.
Times Square is terrifying, but free BBQ is heavenly.
Lets heat up your weekend with a playlist from the Indie Scene. With summer right around the corner we set the tone to give you that particular vibe. New music in the show today from Wuki & Dances With White Girls, there banger Make It Clap. Plus Music from Yellow Claw, Party Favor and A-Trak.
Our third week of Tribeca Film Festival coverage brings us a review of the harrowing short film "Curve" and interviews with the cast and crew!
There are lots of ways to get high. One of them is drilling a hole in your skull, then hoping for the best, and it’s called trepanation. Some argue that this ancient, and wacky, procedure can yield life-changing results.
Don't know what that veggie is? Too bad.
Learning what going beyond film can entail and bringing better awareness to the future of VR.
On touring with The Counting Crows and a May residency in New York City!
Part two of BTRtoday's coverage of the virtual reality experiences showcased at the 2016 TFI Interactive Playground.
2001 is a bit of a supergroup. With an impossible to Google band name, unconventional pop rhythms and song structures, and an impressive NYC music scene pedigree, this collaboration between Joan Wasser (of Joan As Policewoman) and Benjamin Lazar Davis was sparked by a fascination with Pygmy music while in Africa. Here, they share a Joan-led tune with looping guitar stutters, tight grooves, and pointed lyrics. 2001 currently has two singles, “Broke Me In Two” and “Overloaded,” available.
Don’t know what to do with those relics from your past relationships that just seem to cause you pain now? Get rid of them by anonymously sending them to the Museum of Broken Relationships!
If your veggie burger bleeds, is it still vegetarian?
We discuss fully immersive storytelling, where the viewer no longer watches a story unfold, but is instead placed inside the scene with action taking place all around them.
Today we have our Thursday conversation with MC White Owl. He has quite the resume and has came through the ranks. We talk history and what he's working on today.
This week is Break Week and we are looking into the brain and the fascinating ways that it can break us from reality.
Extreme anti-Trump demonstrators walk a tenuous line when their freedom to assemble interferes with free speech.
Happy Cinco De Mayo! Let's get drunk!
We continue our discussion with Opeyemi Olukemi, the senior director at Tribeca Interactive, who helped to organize the New Media Fund in its inaugural year.
Something was in the air. The '90s had the perfect conditions to support bold rock bands like the Pixies, Nirvana and Faith No More. Some ended on a high note, others overstayed their welcome. BTR takes a look back at this curious period and the bands that shaped it.
A homeless Italian man was sentenced to six months in jail for stealing cheese.
In this edition of 1st Person, Leigh shares what it means to be a dancer. She speaks about why dance is special to her as well as some of the struggles she has encountered. Song featured in this episode: "Raw Light Overture" by Botany Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Trained in both the arts and sciences, Opeyemi constantly seeks to expand upon and integrate technology along various art mediums.
The Dead Ships is the Los Angeles-based garage rock trio of Devlin McCluskey, Christopher Spindelilus, and Alex Moore. While still a relatively young project, the band has already recorded an EP with Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning, rocked the stage at Coachella, and is currently on track to release a full length (again collaborating with Canning). Here, they blast through their hard-rockin’ anti-authority anthem of a single, “Company Line.” The Dead Ships is currently working on their full length follow up to 2015’s EP1.
Mass bleaching as a result of climate change remains the most serious threat to the Great Barrier Reef. What does this mean for the reef and how can we fix it?
These beautiful buggers taste good too.
Fitness review website FitRated found that gym equipment is teeming with germs, and could give gym-goers more than they bargained for.
Why is it that the youngest foods always taste the best?
Grab your dad and your drugs, because on this week's Discovery Corner we're talking to the Brooklyn-based psych-punk band Acid Dad!
The pesticides that are sprayed over cotton fields can be found in the tampons and pads you're using. Does this mean your feminine hygiene products are poisonous? BTRtoday explores the risk.
What should you eat on this very strange holiday?
Whats Up Party Heads?! Tonight we kick things off with high energy tracks from the Indie Scene including music from Angger Dimas, Jesse Marco, Caked Up and Duck Sauce. We also got remixes from a few artist who like to keep it simple with just a few letters as there name: GTA, TJR and MK sprinkle their magic on some familiar tracks.
It's our second Tribeca featured film! We review the documentary "Bugs," which talks about the world of edible insects and interview the makers of the film to hear about what this strange future may hold.
Today's show includes music frmo Diane Cluck, Jesca Hoop, Jessica Pratt, Jam Jars, and many more!
Taking a tiny bit of LSD once every three days may have the potential to ease anxiety and depression, increase productivity, and boost overall health. BTRtoday sits down with psychedelic guru Dr. James Fadiman to discuss this controversial practice.
Looking for something decadent to sink your teeth into this weekend? Try this crab omelette--you won't regret it.
Dozens of virtual reality leaders showcased their latest immersive experiences at the Tribeca Film Institute’s 2016 Interactive forum, and BTRtoday was there to put them to the test.
On the small victories of perseverance and making music for yourself.
BTRtoday speaks with synthetic biologist Lisa Nip about the possibilities of using the powers of microbes to improve the human body’s durability in deep space.
For all the weirdos out there, all the people who don’t quite fit inside any predetermined box, this week’s podcast is for you.
Drink more wine, in more ways!
We all have our quirks that may weird out friends and family if revealed. For "Strange Week" at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people on the streets of New York City to give us the dirt on their strangest interests or habits. For more on this topic, check out this week's Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Dark Knight In Shining Armor” by Pujol Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Research organization Algalita has organized a number of expeditions into the North Pacific Gyre to study the effect of the tons of plastic that makes its way into the ocean.
While visiting the Sakura Matsuri Festival, Johanna Botta got a special tutorial on samurai sword fighting from Yoshi Amao, the founder of Samurai Sword Soul. She learns basic fighting movements, their traditional names and gets a few tips on fighting like a samurai. Song featured in this episode: "The Yabba" by Battles Check out the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Facebook and Twitter. Follow Samurai Sword Soul on Facebook. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Fly around the world with DJ Wynn and hear tracks from El Guincho, Amadou & Mariam, Bonga, and The Very Best.
A look into the origins of strange body gestures from around the world and its necessity in the development of any language.
Tacos, tacos, tacos. That means Chorizo! El Pastor! And my personal favorite, perfect little fried fish tacos.
BTRtoday speaks with TRUE Fit founder Tommy Schneider about his upcoming cross country bike ride to promote health and fitness in schools and low-income communities across the country.
The rainbow trend is the worst thing to happen to food, ever.
Combine Dick Dale with The Buzzcocks and you’ve got Tijuana Panthers—the Californian-based band that will lift moods and enhance musical tastes all in one.
BTRtoday talks with a Freudian expert, the company Send Your Friend A Penis Drawing, and a professional phallic artist to explore the baffling societal obsession of phallic imagery.
There are quite a few ways to cook a fried egg. How do you like yours?
Our first episode where we cover the Tribeca Film Festival! We review "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" and interview cast members Jessica Biel, Jason Sudeikus, Maisie Williams, and director Bill Purple.
Today's show features brand new music from Melaena Cadiz, Rae Fitzgerald, KEEPS, Dollys, The Last Shadow Puppets, Miwi La Lupa, and many more!
In Shenzhen, China, there is a Death Simulator where participants can pay $40 to experience their own demise. BTRtoday discusses the potential psychological effects of these creepy machines.
We stumbled upon an accidental date at this romantic and delicious hole-in-the-wall in the West Village!
After a nine-month delay, the solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 has resumed its flight around the world.
On dealing with the bullshit of the music industry and coming out on top, with a positive message.
Paul & Kris Masson are the duo at the core of the Baltimore-based Great American Canyon Band. Their dreamy folk rock has a certain beautiful heaviness at times, carried by the couple’s well-worn harmonies. Though the full four-piece band is in the midst of a year packed with tour dates, Paul and Kris stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this stripped-down session.
You guessed it! The very best thing about Passover is the food.
Let’s all take a step back from the rush, inhale a deep breath, and concentrate our minds on the ways in which we can better focus and center both our bodies and minds.
The Hydraulic Press Channel features nothing but videos of random things getting crushed by a hydraulic press. And it’s incredibly popular. BTRToday looks into the psychology of why we find destruction so satisfying.
When it comes down to it, is this diet really healthy?
A BTRtoday staffer undertakes an experimental practice of Insight Meditation, exploring the struggles it can produce and the benefits it can provide.
Why not get a little complex while you're being simple? Try these tips for taking good ol' garlic bread to the next level.
BTRtv's Johanna Botta headed to the annual Sakura Matsuri Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for the yearly display of Japanese culture. She spoke with Yoshi Amao, the festival's Master of Ceremony, about the roots of the festival and also to some of the participants about what the festival has to offer. Songs featured in this episode: "Joyland" by Trust // "The Yabba" by Battles // "Higher" by Lia Ices // "Mantra (Shash'U Remix)" by Eman X Vlooper // "Untying The Knot" by Panda Bear // All other music composed by Kevin MacLeod Photo Credits: Luigi and Mario // Goku & Bulma Cosplayers // Sailor Moon Cosplayer // OKIMG_8472 // Team Rocket & Pikachu cosplayers Check out the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Facebook and Twitter. Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
The Greeks added it to wine, the Chinese believed it was dragon’s drool, and the Dutch ate it with their morning eggs. How did whale poop--or ambergris--become a treasured global commodity?

On Apr 14th, BTR went to the "Shut Down Trump!" rally along with thousands of other protesters outside of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Midtown, where the Republican GOP Gala was being held.
How a nightclub can turn into a gym, and vice versa.
If democracy is about protecting the minority, it should go without saying that the minority should not have to edit itself for fear of the government’s ear.
The Toronto-based band PUP is nothing like the cute puppies that appear when you search their name. They’re punk rock to the core, with raw and hard sounds to get the blood pumping.
This salad is hearty, healthy, and delicious!
Imagine waking up one day believing you’ve completely lost your mind; you could be misdiagnosed as demonically possessed or schizophrenic--when actually it's a treatable brain disease.
What crunchy, vinegary goodness are you missing out on?
Join host J.Dayz as he gives you the most variety and a mix of the best Indie Music on the web. In the show today NEW Music from A-Trak & Ookay, A Heavy Remix from Hot Chip, Hip Hop From Kid Cudi and music from Grandtheft. Make sure to download and listen to the show on the NEW BTRtoday App available on iPhones!
We talk about what to expect next week for the Tribeca Film Festival and review the eccentric new drama "The Lobster."
What we learn from nude art models and artists who strip away social constructions of the naked body and seek a purity of its aesthetic form.
Now you can get a side of cancer with your fries!
Our continued conversation with Bowman about the storm barrier and the political and economic challenges that lie ahead.
A new solar panel designed by Chinese scientists can generate energy from raindrops, overcoming solar technology’s greatest shortcoming and offering a promising lead for future all-weather solar cell design.
BTRtoday ventures into Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to interview Rough Trade’s store manager, George Flanagan. Find out about the record store’s history, future, and plans for Record Store Day!
Artificial Intelligence is on the rise with recent developments, but what are the implications? Are smart, sexy robots going to take over the world? BTRtoday takes a closer look.
We speak about the many ways NYC is planning to combat climate change with Malcolm Bowman, an oceanography professor at Stony Brook University on Long Island.
We are looking at the inhumane treatment of animals in the Western world, where many of us view them as nothing more than “bodies” to be raised for the slaughter.
BTRtoday speaks with sex advice columnist and author Dan Savage about the budding campaign to turn former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s name into BDSM safe word.
No wonder cheese has been on the brain.
With the waterways near NYC being 20 to 25 feet deep, except for shipping lanes in the 65-foot deep Ambrose Channel, how can a barrier be practical for protection?
Virtual reality can be used for anything from helping medical students perform open heart surgery, to touring refugee camps in Syria. Now, it can give us hyper realistic pornography.
Life can be hard sometimes. Lucky for us, this world is full of cute and furry distractions which can brighten up almost any situation. Chelsea White shares some of the obvious, and also less than obvious, things that are better when you add a cat. She also makes a few (p)awesome cat puns, because, honestly, who can help themselves? Songs featured in this episode: "When They Fight, They Fight" by Generationals // "When, When" by Civil Twilight // "Birth Right" by Domino Kirke // "Secret Door" by Arctic Monkeys // "You Don’t Know Me” by Son Lux // “Get Greasy” by Lettuce Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
I'll take juice over booze any day! Okay, not true, but it's still pretty damn good.
Part 2 with Bowman about the storm barrier he has been promoting that would stretch five miles across the entrance to New York Harbor from Sandy Hook.
Mise En Scene is a Canadian band from Winnipeg whose music is centered around the collaboration between Stefanie Blondal Johnson on vocals and guitar and Jodi Dunlop on drums. Sunny and with a healthy dose of reverb, their music is catchy and fun -- aka, perfect for an afternoon session on the porch of the BTRhouse in Austin! The four-piece group stopped by for a stripped down performance in the middle of a busy week at SXSW! Mise En Scene is currently preparing to release their sophomore record.
An exhilarating combination of elegance and technique, aerial troupes exploit their strength both mentally and physically to achieve new heights. Popularized by Cirque de Soleil, BTRtoday takes a look at awe-inspiring and versatile circus art forms.
Use these tips to take your cheese plate to the next level!
Malcolm Bowman, an oceanography professor at Stony Brook University on Long Island talking about his plan to create a storm barrier to protect New York City against Climate Change.
Last Sunday, BTR went to go check out a massive pillow fight in Washington Square Park. The event was in celebration of International Pillow Fight Day.
A new mouse model study from the Baylor College of Medicine suggests that a mother’s physical activity while pregnant—not genetics—has the greatest effect on our inclination to exercise.
The danger of Trump is not limited to his views on reproductive policy, his sexist narcissism bleeds out to create a hostile environment surrounding his campaign.
BTRtoday talks to Lias Saoudi from the wild rock band Fat White Family about music making, touring, getting naked on stage, opening for Iggy Pop, and all kinds of fun stuff!
We speak with Matt Rice, director of investigations for Mercy for Animals, about the large-scale animal abuse excused by federal laws at factory farms across America.
Sure, you've had yogurt and granola...but never like this!
In the playlist tonight we have new music from Grandtheft and Major Lazer. We’ll talk some festival line ups and feature tracks from some of the performers. Plus the best indie Music including EDM, Hip Hop and Remixes.
It took over 50 years, but Cuban and U.S. relations are finally being restored. What could the American music scene have become if Cuban culture had been present for those decades?
Here's a quick, easy recipe that anybody can pull off!
Animal abuse runs rampant within the meat, dairy, and egg industries. With no federal laws regulating the treatment of animals on factory farms, cruelty has become the norm.
Roger Poulin of the Burnt Seeds talks songwriting in abandoned factories and intergalactic nebula surfing through rock and roll.
Motor titan Tesla just made history in the first week after the release of its new Model 3 electric sedan.
SeaWorld’s momentous decision to stop breeding orcas in captivity marks a major change, and could potentially spark revisions in animal welfare across the boards. BTRtoday sits down with a leading orca expert to discuss the larger implications of SeaWorld’s recent announcement.
A new Mercy For Animals undercover investigation into Perdue Farms—one of the largest poultry producers in the United States—reveals workers' animal cruelty.
We are looking at the redeeming work of saving animals from shelters and how we can benefit more than we realize from rescuing animals.
A recent study found that a global shift to plant-based diets would drastically reduce emissions, cut global costs by trillions of dollars, and save millions of human lives by 2050.
These investigations have led to raids of factory farms, rescues of abused farmed animals, and passage of anti-cruelty laws.
BTRtoday speaks with professor and art therapist Dr. David Gussak about how art therapy helps create safer prison environments and allows those on the inside to establish a sense of identity and individuality in unforgiving settings.
Try this clever trick for using up your leftover potatoes!
We continue to speak with Matt Rice, director of investigations at Mercy for Animals, where he works with undercover investigators to expose animal abuse at factory farms and slaughterhouses.
Dreamers is telling it like it is, singing about what they know. This Brooklyn-originating trio bashes around with punk ethos in a power pop cosmic state, making super accessible music that still has a coat of grit. The guys stopped by for an intimate, stripped-down session on the porch of the BTRhouse in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2016.
Experts weigh in on how exposure to beauty standards in other cultures through travel can help redeem people of their own false negative body perceptions.
We speak with Matt Rice, director of investigations at Mercy for Animals, where he works with undercover investigators to expose animal abuse at factory farms and slaughterhouses.
The fifth annual SPRING/BREAK Art Show, which was held at the Skylight at Moynihan Station, featured work more than 800 artists, interpreting the overarching theme of: ⌘COPY⌘PASTE.
A recent review found the benefits of standing desks to be inconclusive, despite the many studies that advocate their use.
Composting takes the dead body and produces something beautiful. Moreover, it does so without wasting precious resources and space.
Snacks that you just can't live without.
Organizers continue their work to implement harm reduction policies aimed at lessening heroin’s effect on communities, as well as bridging social and racial gaps between users and law enforcement.
This YouTube cooking show has truly got it all.
Today we kick the show off with a continuous mini mix featuring the best Independent Music on the web. We give you the recently released line up for Lollapalooza and music from The Cool Kids, TWRK and Toddla T.
With the impending crisis that befalls those who will be affected by evacuation due to climate change, the world is still unsure how to effectively and safely mitigate the issue.
This special Mexican joint is small, but the flavors are anything but.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hopes to start testing a DNA vaccine by September.
BTRtoday sits down with Donal and Fergus, band mates of Ded Rabbit—the UK based band consisting of three brothers equipped with English accents and rockin’ guitars.
Holy Esque is a rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. With sweeping soundscapes and dark themes, the music on their recently-released LP has a huge feeling that can be at once overwhelming and totally captivating. The band reigned their sound in considerably for this intimate, stripped-down session on the porch of the BTRhouse in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2016.
Online pornography is so readily accessible that some Utah state representatives have declared it a public health crisis.
The chain announces the limited availability of their take on this trendy hybrid food.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hopes to start testing a DNA vaccine by September.
Today we’re going to take a look at some of the epidemics facing us today, and what we can do to fight them together.
A Brooklyn-based massage therapist has a special offer to help relieve people of their Donald Trump-related anxiety.
Here's what's up with the ongoing Chipotle scandal.
We continue to chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who hopes to start testing a DNA vaccine by September.
Lee Rainie sits down with BTRtoday to discuss the impact that our increasingly connected lives has on both the individual and our society as a whole.
Vermont legislation has forced some culinary giants to provide clear labeling on GMO products.
We continue to talk with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who hopes to start testing a DNA Zika vaccine by September.
BTRtoday examines the media portrayal of the Ebola outbreak versus the reality of it from people who were in highly affected areas at the time.
Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has landed himself behind bars. Where he is now making sandwiches. Ironic.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, hopes to start testing a DNA vaccine by September.
The Macy's show features flower arrangements based on the flora of North America's various regions. The show is up until Thursday, March 31st.
To suppress the outbreak, economically impoverished communities require access to basic infrastructure like clean, running water, proper sewage disposal, and seemingly simple things like air conditioning and screen doors.
Meet Crook Kid, Minnie, and Rusty from the punk rock band The Coathangers. A trio of badass chicks singing about nosebleeds, tequila, and nestling boobies to head bang your little heart out to!
Larger companies are co-opting the word “maple” and using it to sell products which do not contain the natural ingredient which they boast on their labels.
Easter really means one thing: lamb!
Today’s episode of the Party Hour is packed with many genres of music. Host J.Dayz gives you a continuous mix of the best Bangers from the Indie Scene. In the Show today music with Keys N Krates, Yellow Claw, TWRK, Troyboi and Grandtheft.
We review the new sci-fi thriller "Coherence" and talk about some of the greatest characters in movie history!
On today's show we feature music from Peter Broderick, M.Ward, Ane Brun, Wye Oak, and many more!
Examining the recent trend towards more natural, realistic children's dolls.
Last weekend, Dish and Drink's Rebecca Chodorkoff made the trek down to Austin, Texas, to attend the infamous SXSW festival. The music was killer, and the food wasn't half bad either!
You've just tuned in to The Daily Beat! This week on the Daily Beat: We chat with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, to learn about his work with Cuban doctors for the lung cancer vaccine called Racotumomab. Today on the Daily Beat, Firday March 25, 2016: We continue to speak with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, has for six years worked with the Center for Molecular Immunology on another vaccine to treat lung cancer called Racotumomab, with an entirely different mechanism. (It messes with a particular lipid found in tumor cell membranes.) “Investigators from around the world are trying to crack the nut of cancer,” Rothstein says in an interview with Wired.com. “The Cubans are thinking in ways that are novel and clever.” 00:00 The Daily Beat Intro 01:15 The Daily Beat pt. 1 - Thomas Rothstein 04:30 The Daily Beat pt. 2 - Global Collaboration 09:00 The Daily Beat pt. 3 - Working across the world for a cure 11:22 The Daily Beat Outro 12:18 Gaunt - Kiasmos 17:32 Finish
On splicing old tapes and removing sound frequencies one by one.
Online marketplaces for human breast milk tout the beverage as a healthy dairy alternative, but these claims are grounded in false science and almost mythic belief.
Not all things are better together.
We learn what how the Cuban embargo impacts the ability for researchers to collaborate on innovative treatments.
What are some of the ways that we can sustain a natural and ongoing dialogue, to form communities of knowledge outside of institutions?
Developed in a lab in 1981, W-18 is a super-powered opioid unlike any encountered before.
Beer is best, but water is chill too...I guess.
We learn about the Cuban process in researching and creating new, low-cost drugs for its citizens.
Despite the push by conservation groups to halt international trading, polar bear hunting is a traditional and necessary step in curbing the population to make Inuit communities safe.
Birthdays are good for one thing and one thing only: food.
We continue to speak with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, working for six years for a revolutionary vaccine to treat lung cancer.
Hive theft is taking a toll on almond growers and beekeepers by wreaking havoc on production and profit.
Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, is popping with trendy eateries. One of these is Fancy Nancy, a spot which boasts elevated American classics.
We chat with Thomas Rothstein, a biologist at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, about his work with Cuban doctors for the lung cancer vaccine called Racotumomab.
The Moving Image Art Fair featured single-channel videos, single-channel projections, video sculptures, and other larger video installations by a select number of artists.
Back by popular demand, BTR sits down with the Young Naturists of America to chat about social nudity, body image, and naked resorts.
It’s getting warm out and there’s so much to be said about these chilled versions of our beloved caffeinated beverages!
David Block from "The Human Experience" travels about 300 days out of the year. You'd think all that traveling would keep him busy. Nope--say hello to "Gone Gone Beyond!"
HERE WE GO! Festival season has officially kicked off! Going down this weekend in Miami, Florida is the Annual Ultra Music Festival where the biggest names is Dance Music come together to perform for 3 amazing days. So to celebrate, host J.Dayz has put together a continuous mix of indie music featuring artist who are apart of this years line up at Ultra. Music in the show includes tracks from ETC! ETC!, Yellow Claw, Brillz, Miike Snow, Duke Dumont and many others.
Is name judgment contributing to racial and ethnic bias? BTRtoday speaks with experts to explore the issue.
Korean BBQ is hands down one of the most delicious, and fun, types of cuisine.
Dr. Charles Mueller, clinical associate professor of nutrition at NYU Steinhardt, discusses the movement toward food with less additives.
The Dot braille smartwatch brings us one step closer to making information accessible to people living with blindness.
Sofar Sounds brings back the essence of live music with intimate settings and rule-abiding audiences.
Don't worry folks, award season doesn't stop with the Oscars.
Continuing the conversation on how there have been no conclusive long-term medical effects on consuming MSG.
We will be looking into the essentials that cause America’s drug shortages and demystifying what food additives mean for our health.
Organizations like CounterPAC are working to temper the influence of big money in elections, a difficult task in a post-Citizens United political climate.
Dish and Drink's Rebecca Chodorkoff is a goddamn genius in the kitchen, and she's not afraid to admit it.
Learning about processed foods that tend to have long lists of ingredients that add flavor, color and texture, along with preservatives to extend shelf life.
Springboarding off of the success of the Highline, the new Queensway looks to become the next big railway park stirring up controversy within the New York City community.
Today, we'll take a close look at the most common food additives and preservatives you should know about.
Essential oils have been praised for thousands of years for their various healing properties. BTRtoday takes a closer look at their many versatile uses.
Salads should be yummy and fun! Not sad afterthoughts that leave us wishing vegetables weren't a thing...
Charles Mueller, clinical associate professor of nutrition at NYU Steinhardt, will discuss the health effects of the common additives.
This week BTR went to check out a tour of the Brooklyn Brewery where favorite local beer is brewed and you can learn about the long history behind the brand.
Looking for the best songs to take your workout to the next level? We've got you covered.
We have sex toy shops and sex education classes, pharmacies and OB/GYNs, but we don’t have a place that acknowledges the intersection of all four.
Luna Rose is a band that you just are really going to want to hang out with. A trio recently turned four piece, they play sweet sweet sounds and have a damn good time doing it. Check them out!
Bushwick's Sugarlift is creating a community friendly art space that offers events and access to affordable art.
Mid March Sunday Funday! Hosted by DJ Drew on BTRToday.com with tunes from Violent Femmes, Total Unicorn, Deafheaven & more
In the show tonight we serve up a playlist packed with artist who will be performing at music festivals later this month: SXSW & Ultra Music Festival. Tracks in the show includes music by Jauz, Tommie Sunshine, MK, The Chainsmokers and DJ Snake.
We review the harrowing Netflix original documentary "Virunga."
00:00 The Folk Wave 00:24 What Do You Do - Tim Buckley 03:15 Rabbit - Matt Duke 06:02 Down to the Sea - Ed Laurie 09:36 Blackberry Stone - Laura Marling 12:12 A New Binding - Tara Jane O’Neil 15:42 Davis Square - Mount Moriah 19:22 Un - Adan & Xavi 21:55 Rabbit - Lily & Madeleine 24:56 The Folk Wave 25:10 Whispering Light - Jesca Hoop 29:49 Black Dream - Aidan Knight 32:44 Blue Mountains - Jenn Grant 35:53 Back Broke - Swell Season 39:49 Flower Faces - Old Canes 43:33 The Folk Wave 44:19 The Dream - Shannon Stephens 49:05 Amnesia & Me - Owen 52:39 Pariah - Natureboy 56:04 Chinatown/For the Record - Joel Plaskett Emergency 58:50 The Folk Wave 59:03 Finish
Advocates for sex-positivity are revolutionizing education to foster a more open, inclusive dialogue among youth communities.
We continue to learn about Dr. Unguru and his colleagues' framework to deal with these shortages in pediatric oncology
If you think your smartphone’s Touch ID is the safest way to protect your data, think again.
On cocaine-fueled adventures in Miami and songwriting in the beautiful isolation of Upstate New York.
In the battle between community gardens vs. affordable housing: what do we truly lose in choosing the latter?
We continue to learn that the drug shortages don't end at cancer treatment agents but also for milder diseases and illnesses too.
Today we look at the community work of both local and national issues in order to help achieve the seemingly unachievable goals.
Despite its widespread prevalence, youth sports specialization has been found to hamper children’s athletic development, both physically and psychologically.
We continue the conversation and learn about the ethical framework being build out to manage the shortage, however finding a solution is an ongoing battle.
This could help the 7.8 million unemployed people and over 600,000 homeless in the U.S.
Dish and Drink's Rebecca Chodorkoff has a tiny kitchen. However, she's making strides.
We continue the conversation with Dr. Yoram Unguru about the bioethical difficulties in treating patients with pediatric cancer during this drug shortage epidemic.
It sounds like a joke, but selfies are becoming an increasingly serious cause of death. BTRtoday takes a look into the motives behind the dangerous social media habit.
At the Oscars, Chris Rock sold a shitload of Girl Scout Cookies. But just how much money did they really make?
We speak with Dr. Yoram Unguru, a pediatric oncologist at Children's Hospital at Sinai and professor at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.
There's a reason why your pump-up jams make workouts less grueling. But they can actually help you perform better, too.
Women are taught to be the caretakers of creators, not creators themselves. Changing the status quo means changing what we expect of young women. It means expecting action.
What's a beach without some creeps? Say hello to the band Beech Creeps! A band consisting of some of the most creative and expert musicians ready to rock your ears off!
There's nothing better than sharing a meal with somebody who can really eat.
I took lucid dreaming pills every night for 10 days to see what would happen.
Saraghina, in Bed Stuy, has some of the best provisions in the borough!
Sundays with DJ Drew and some awesome new tunes today from Quilt, Mavis Staples, Jenny Gillespie and more.
Welcome to the Party Hour on the NEW BTRtoday.com! In tonights show, host J.Dayz kicks the party off with a 30 minute continuous mix with bangers from Angger Dimas, TJR, and Major Lazer. We also talk about 2 upcoming festivals: SXSW & Ultra!
We recap the 2016 Oscars and review the Academy Award-winning film "The Revenant," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.
BTRtoday’s Rebecca Chodorkoff experiments with hypnosis in hopes to ease and manage anxiety.
Paella is a simple, no-nonsense dish which is sure to impress!
BTR explores why unrequited love is a real nightmare, and how to wake up.
We learn how dreamwork in a workshop program can have practical applications to your waking life.
BTR sits down with the famous composer, Max Richter, about his dreamy 8-hour composition entitled “Sleep.”
We learn the difference between liminal and lucid dreaming and how they can both feed our creative selves.
Some of the world’s greatest minds, from Einstein to Aristotle, found inspiration in the state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep.
How dreams and art therapy join in a sacred junction of aesthetics and psychological healing.
Culinary icon--and general badass heartthrob--Anthony Bourdain has announced his plans to launch a deluxe open-air market on the Hudson river by 2017.
A new study on fruit flies explores the possibility of life-extending and performance-boosting chemicals in our food.
Jennifer Dumpert is a writer, lecturer, and workshop leader who teaches an experience-based form of dream work that promotes exploration of consciousness and subconscious boundaries. She shares some of her projects with BTR, including mapping cities as dreamscapes and ingesting dream-stimulating oneirogens.
Dean Cercone is a self-proclaimed psychedelic dreamer, whose music will transcend you into another realm of chaos and color and drive you wild.
Follow these cardinal rules of Leap Day dining.
Refugee and Immigrant Fund creates positive spaces for asylum seekers to work through their relocation process. Their work displays a critical empathy that facilitates the healing process for individuals facing dire circumstances.
Hawaiian Poke is one of the simplest (and most delicious) dishes you can make!
We got an hour packed with Indie Bangers on the NEW BTRtoday.com! Host J.Dayz serves up a mix of EDM, Trap, Pop and Remixes. New music this week from Jesse Marco, Rain Man and Angger Dimas.
We talk about the greatest characters in film and review the new drama "The Danish Girl" starring Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, and Amber Heard.
Remember fish tacos? Fresh watermelon salad with feta? Ribs and burgers and sausages on the grill? Sorbet or ice-cream for dessert at any time of day? Dish and Drink's Rebecca Chodorkoff does...and she can't wait for summer to come so she can dig in.
On learning to play the drums from a cop and the primordial nature of songwriting.
Spritzer is a new project from Friend Roulette’s Matt Meade. Like the refreshing beverage of their namesake, the band is all about keeping it fun and chill while creating a home for music that didn’t quite fit elsewhere. If the songs weren’t so catchy and the band wasn’t full of seriously killer musicians, it could be easy to write it off from that description, but Meade is a great songwriter, and every song that passes through the Spritzer prism is full of irresistibly bright, memorable vibes. When you’ve got songwriting chops like this, it turns out that just trying a sound or song because it feels good can be exactly the way to go.
In theory, Molly is the purer form of Ecstasy. In reality, it's a grab-bag of narcotics and chemical compounds that may or may not contain any MDMA at all.
Non-profits are now brandishing music as their weapon of choice in combating the harshness of life. BTR talks with music-based organizations to see how they’re using the power of song to spread positivity.
Improvisational comedy is based around the core principles of acceptance and positivity, and some psychologists and schools are using it to help treat social anxiety.
BTR speaks with specialists on the benefits and risks of exercising while pregnant.
The Parisian music duo, Jo Wedin & Jean Felzine, have created beautiful music in the midst of terrorist attacks, a pretentious music scene, and language barriers.
You know that powdery ground Parmesan cheese that you sprinkle on pizza and pasta, and how it oddly resembles the texture of sanded wood? That's because it's full of wood!
The Parisian music duo, Jo Wedin & Jean Felzine, have created beautiful music in the mist of a terrorist attack, a pretentious music scene, and a language barrier.
Its Time to TurN Up! The Weekend vibe is here with the Party Hour giving you a mix of Indie bangers. Check out music featuring Grammy Winners Skrillex & Diplo, plus music from Santigold, Yellow Claw and Elliphant.
Construction has begun on the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will gaze into the cosmos from atop a mountain in Chile's Atacama Desert.
A look at two culinary training organizations that improve the lives of homeless, jobless, and formerly incarcerated people.
Discovering how to establish public trust in police once again, while simultaneously having the police trust the public.
Rojava, leftist enclave in the Middle East, is employing radical politics in day-to-day life. Read on to find out what historical and cultural conditions led to such a seemingly unlikely change.
We chat with Ron Gallo from Nashville, Tennessee. His cynical lyrics and catchy rhythms will make him your new musical obsession.
We chat with Ron Gallo from Nashville, Tennessee. His cynical lyrics and catchy rhythms will make him your new musical obsession.
Sunday Show with DJ Drew on BTRToday with music from Mothertapes, Benji Hughes and Aidan Knight
Happy Valentines Day! Tonight's episode of The Party Hour is a special LOVE inspired show. Get into the holiday FEELS with this mix of Indie Music!
We review the new Academy Award nominated drama "Brooklyn" and share some of the most memorable characters in film.
Courtesy Tier exist in New York City, but come from all over the world. Their diverse backgrounds, both personal and musical, blend together perfectly for a smart, fresh take on rootsy, bluesy rock. While they’ve certainly got the catchy, anthemic thing down, there’s more to their music, allowing the band to stretch their songs out, creating room and drama for a uniquely epic style. Here they brought their big sound to Serious Business Music and chatted with Maia a bit about the band.
Bethlehem Steel, a Brooklyn trio of fuzzy, poppy-punk loving rockers, has a real way with dynamics. It’s that loud-quiet-loud with some sing-screaming that works so well, and the band puts it to excellent use in their nostalgia-tinged songs. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO share a brand new song and to chat with Maia a bit about how they ended up named for a defunct company.
NY Times Fitness columnist, Gretchen Reynolds, reveals to BTR the best science research for simplifying and improving daily workout.
NY Times Fitness columnist, Gretchen Reynolds, talks to us about some simple ways to improve fitness.
This weekend, the stars of Broad City invited the public to help them paint a mural on the side of Kinfolk Bar in Williamsburg, BK.
This week BTR dives into the lives of some city boys, The Britanys, a NYC band that will make you want to crowd surf on your daily morning commute to work.
Last Saturday I stumbled upon an awesome rock show in the Lower East Side and found The Britanys. Their stage presence is electrifying and their sound is so hip it makes you want to cry.
SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!!!! 1st half of the show dedicated to Super Bowl 50 then some awesome new tunes only on DJ Drew's Sunday show on BTRToday.com
The weekends best mix of indie music is on The Party Hour. With a continuous mix of music including EDM, Hip Hop, Pop and Remixes. Tracks from Yellow Claw, TWRK, GrandTheft and More!
We talk about Leonardo DiCaprio's best roles (while crossing our fingers for his Oscar win!) and review the new drama "Room."
We're stoked about the new BTRtoday.com! Today we're celebrating with music from Fleet Foxes, Edmumd Cake, Karl Blau, and many more!
With the global success of the country's pop music genre, will a non-Korean K-Pop group still be able to succeed?
BTR chats with the Brooklyn-based duo Lilly Wolf. They're dreamy, they're dark, and they've got the New York's underground music scene wrapped around their finger.
This week's Discover Corner chats with Brooklyn based duo Lilly Wolf. They're dreamy, they're dark, and they've got the New York's underground music scene wrapped around their finger.
Finishing off January with tunes from Dressy Bessy, Prince Rama, Mike Sempert and more on DJ Drew's Sunday Show on BTRToday.com
The Weekend is here so lets TURN UP as host J.Dayz is in the mix DJing another continuous set of Independent Music. In the program tonight music with Santigold, Steve Aoki, Elliphant, Tommie Sunshine, and Major Lazer.
On the importance of bass, the Long Island hardcore scene, and writing songs while driving.
Starlight Girls is a Brooklyn band of self-proclaimed “genre-undefining hyper weirdos” with a flair for theatrics. Drawing on psychedelic rock, indie pop, surf, and more to craft their own strange and beautiful sounds, the band stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to play some tunes and talk a bit about the process behind their debut album.