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Joe discusses the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and calls on major media outlets to address right wing rhetoric more directly.
J.McVay joins the show to discuss the suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats and how right wing media figures are painting the thwarted bombings as a false flag.
Joe discusses Elizabeth Warren's decision to publish results of her DNA test and challenge Donald Trump to pay the $1 million he flippantly offered for it.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the potential electoral impact of Brett Kavanaugh's approval, limits of the FBI investigation and the vote moving onto the Senate floor.
Judicial observers and politicians have long known the Supreme Court nominee to be a politically convenient dolt.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to offer reactions to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's testimony yesterday, as well as perspective on the political reality of the proceedings.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss today's bizarre news about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the potential significance of his firing, and an update on the most recent allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Elena Childers joins Joe to discuss sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh now that his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, has identified herself and wants to testify before Congress.
Joe talks about the week in news and the right's attempts to equate anti-journalist rhetoric with shouting at conservatives in public.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the Supreme Court upholding Trump's travel ban, voter enthusiasm with today's primaries, the family separation crisis' impact on midterm elections, and more.
BTRtoday Editor-in-Chief Adam Bulger joins the show to discuss the absurd notion of civility in political discourse and why it takes precedent over actual human lives.
J McVay joins the show to discuss the separation of migrant families at the southern U.S. border, the Trump administration's flailing rationales, the need for a more combative press corps, and more.
Joe talks about why people shouldn't be continuously shocked by Donald Trump's authoritarian statements and rants about the religious rationalization of tearing families apart at the border.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss the Trump-Kim summit, what the two leaders possibly could've talked about, and how partisanship has defined media coverage of the event.
Joe talks about his thoughts on the passing of Anthony Bourdain and touches on how the media discusses mental health and suicide.
Fellow BTR host J. McVay joins the show to discuss Roseanne Barr's racists tweets that led ABC to cancel her show.
In Part II, Rich Hanley discusses the NFL's role at the center of the culture war and how football's toxic masculinity and decline in youth participation threaten the game's future.
Rich Hanley returns to discuss the NFL's new rule forcing players to stand or stay in the locker room during the pregame national anthem.
Adam Johnson joins the show to discuss the way U.S. media's tendency to create power symmetry when covering violent events like the Palestinian protests in Gaza yesterday.
Brent Johnson joins the show to discuss the Supreme Court's decision allowing states to legalize sports gambling, and the impact where it all started—New Jersey.
The Arizona senator’s myth-making doesn’t match his actions.
Eoin Higgins returns to discuss why legacy media is so hellbent on portraying John McCain's as a "maverick" and glossing over the senator's problematic legacy during the senator's final days.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Rudy Guiliani's recent television appearances, why Trump doesn't care about the truth or credibility, what to expect from Korean negotiations, and more.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Trump's North Korean negotiations, James Comey's book promotion, and Sean Hannity's close connection to Trump and Michael Cohen. Dr. Steve Billet is the Director…
The FBI raided the office of Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen. What might Cohen know about Trump? How worried should the president be? Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss that and more.
Buzzfeed's Jane Lytvynenko joins the show to discuss the growing problem of Twitter hoaxes and misinformation in the wake of tragedies and shootings like the one at YouTube HQ on Tuesday.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss John Bolton's appointment as National Security Advisor, how he fits in the Trump administration, what to expect, and how his Fox News appearances might've influenced the president.
When Twitter starts connecting dots, you might have a full-blown conspiracy on your hands.
Dr. Steve Billet joins the show to discuss student reaction to the Parkland shooting, Hope Hicks' resignation, normalizing the Trump administration, and more.
Joe discusses the recent activism of student survivors and the best byproduct of Donald Trump's presidency has been the political awakening and energizing of millennials. 
YouTube conspiracy theory-spreaders seem reluctant to defend their theories if challenged but eager when supported.
In Part II, Eric Gugick discusses aspects of teacher training to deal with mass shootings, student resiliency in adapting to lockdown drills, and one instance of changing his teaching due to school shootings.
In Part II, Dr. Steve Billet discusses the details (or lack thereof) of Trump's infrastructure plan and the impact of the Rob Porter scandal for the White House.
Dr. Steve Billet returns to discuss Trump's proposed budget, its likelihood of passage, and why we should view budgets as political documents.
Joe discusses Donald Trump's comments about "shithole countries" and wonders why people, particularly in the media, hesitate to call the president racist.

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