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As we enter a new year, we ask people in New York City about any resolutions they may be considering and whether they think making resolutions actually helps people to make their desired changes.
Do you hate New Year’s Eve? No? Well, you probably should. Brooke sure does, and she’s gonna let you know why!
It’s “Dusk Week” at BTR… with the setting sun of dusk, comes reflection on the preceding day. In that spirit, BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people at NYC’s Madison Square Park to reflect back on their proudest achievements in life.
SPOILERS: Brooke bitches about everything she thinks is wrong with Christmas.
What do you cherish most in your fridge? Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis discover what kitchen-goods people in New York can and can't live without.
Arguably, everyone has a type - that ideal set of traits they look for in another person. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City’s Madison Square Park about what it is they seek out in their relationships.
In this episode of Bitch Talk, Brooke explains the frustration that comes from being someone who loses stuff all the time.
Self-reflection can be a powerful thing. With that in mind, BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people at Madison Square Park about their moments of self-discovery.
No matter the virtue, vice is never far behind. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York about their most self-indulgent habits and what they do to overcome those habits.
“Who gives a $&%# if you're alone?” This week on Bitch Talk With Brooke, we hear from Brooke about why breakups are maybe the best worst thing to ever happen.
It’s Super Week at BTR, so Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis take to NYC's Madison Square Park to find out the answer to the perennial question, “what superpower would you like to have?
Sometimes all of the right pieces just seem to fall into place. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City about the moments in their lives where they've felt intense chemistry.
BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz talk with passersby in NYC's Madison Square Park about the most mysterious and unexplainable events in their lives.
Whether it's created by the media, dark secrets, the great unknown, or our own selves, in one way or another fear permeates all of our lives. Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz take to NYC's Madison Square Park to ask people about their biggest fears and what they can do to face them.
Welcome to Bitch Talk With Brooke, a new series featuring Brooke Comegys letting loose on topics she has strong opinions about. In this first episode, Brooke talks about her time as a waitress in New York City. Follow Brooke on Twitter and Instagram.
BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City about how they form and maintain bonds with the people around them, as well as how those bonds help people to get through the good and bad times in their lives.
Technology continues to mobilize various aspects of our personal and professional lives. In this week's Pulse, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City about the effects of this mobilization on their own lives.
Pop culture is a guilty pleasure most of us enjoy in one way or another, whether it's catching up with the latest late night show or reading up on celebrity gossip. BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York about their favorite pop culture indulgence for this week's Pulse.
Check out people spilling the details on what makes them the most stressed and the tactics they use to mitigate that stress.
New York is thought of as a place where anything is possible. But in such a fast-paced environment, with everyone rushing to make it out on top, does the opportunity come with a price? BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people at New York City’s Madison Square Park about the things that stress them out most about living in NYC and what they do to relax.
Stress Week - Football season is underway, and so too is the grueling and emotionally taxing side-game of fantasy football. The season is a bitter test of will and endurance that leaves the richest minds bankrupt, replacing any shred of hope with one simple question: “why?”
It's that time of year once again: the leaves are changing, school is back in session, and the pumpkins are rolling in. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz don their autumn jackets and take to Madison Square Park, where they ask people to talk about what they enjoy most about Fall in New York City.
The open source movement is attempting to bring a level of transparency and democratic engagement not usually seen in government. BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis spoke with people in New York about their take on the concept of an open source city in the future.
For the current generation entering the workforce, the first job they have may not necessarily be part of a fixed career trajectory. Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about some of the jobs they’ve liked and disliked the most.
The landscape of producing news and information is rapidly changing, but does that mean its quality has to be compromised? Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of NYC about our increasingly superficial media and how to support quality over speed.
As summer begins to wind down, kids and young adults prepare once again for school books and teachers’ dirty looks. Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis take to the streets to ask people about their fondest memories of school and the intricacies involved in the bittersweet return to academia from the break of the warmer months.
We live in a time when abundance reigns king. There can sometimes seem to be no limit of places to eat and shop, ways to communicate with others, and methods for consumption. BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis take to the streets of New York City to ask people about some of their most excessive habits and what they may do to combat their own excessiveness
What makes people happy? Perhaps it’s a long-awaited journey to a foreign country or a simple walk through a garden. Whatever it may be, people seem driven to find value in existence and to discover answers to questions that lead to joy in life. BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of New York City what makes them most happy in life.
Our media landscape is increasingly clogged with constant content, spinning virally and then fizzling out. Everything we blog, tweet, and click is a public act of feeding this online buzz. Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis take to the streets in NYC to learn what people have to say about online trends and what buzz consumes them on a daily basis.
No matter where you roam, you're always coming home. Third Eye Weekly host Zach Schepis returns to New York City’s Madison Square Park to ask people about their roots. Whether a lineage of Italian immigration, military brotherhood, spiritual seeking, or artistry, everyone has a seed from which they've grown.
What is real? Do our perceptions help shape the world around us, or is there some outside force at work that defines the world in which we live? Third Eye Weekly host Zach Schepis asks people at NYC’s Madison Square Park how they choose to define their realities, and whether they believe perceptions can truly be shared.
A person’s birthday can be a time to all-out party or a time for more low-key festivities, but regardless of how it’s celebrated, everyone has a birthday and everyone has their preferred way to mark it… or not. BTR’s Lisa Autz ask people in NYC's Madison Square Park how they prefer to enjoy their own birthdays, and what some of their most memorable celebrations have been.
People often say they like to support American businesses and buy locally in their communities, but how many actually do? Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in NYC's Madison Square Park about their favorite American brands and where they love to shop locally.
Obsessive admirers can notably go to extreme lengths to show their desperate appreciation for a celebrity or sports team. Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis learn some of the wackiest, craziest stories of fandompeople around NYC’s Union Square have to share, many of which blur the line between admiration and obsession.
Whether it be nail biting or constant texting, many find certain quirks of their significant others to be downright annoying. But which quirks are deal-breakers? Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City what relationship-related pet-peeves could make or break a romantic fling.
Gentle drizzle on a cloudy afternoon can be a recipe for a day of Netflix-binging or cozy reading. Everybody has their own special indulgence when the rain showers on their plans. BTR Pulse host Lisa Autz asks people about their favorite thing to do on a rainy day.
Each Thursday, the internet summons us to reflect back on the past and celebrate it in the present. Whether a favorite childhood photo or a canceled TV show, there are things from the past still cherished today. BTR Pulse host Lisa Autz learns people’s favorite throw-back trends and what they’d love to revive in the present.
Dreaming of sandy shores and clear, blue waters? Summer is around the corner and many people are day dreaming of their next escape from the daily routine. BTR Pulse hosts, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis, ask people in New York City to describe their dream vacation. Details of serene tropics and adventurous mountain climbing are just some ideal travels people are yearning to go on.
In an age when the latest technology, medicine, or super-foods are developing at an exponential rate, how do we know what's hazardous and what's not? BTR Pulse hosts Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis talk with people about the greatest health hazards in our lives and how we can all be more mindful of them.
FOMO (aka, the Fear Of Missing Out) is, according to some, a growing phenomenon at least partially caused by constant social media consumption. This week, BTR Pulse hosts Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis get the scoop from the public on their worst FOMO moments and what causes the strange longing for a moment that is anything but your own.
Today, the thought of “nerds” might have a more positive connotation than the socially awkward geeks of the past. After all, people like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are billionaires as well as major pop culture icons. This week, BTR Pulse hosts Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis get nerdy with people in New York City on their favorite brainy moments and what’s cool about being a nerd.
For “Monitoring Week” at BTR, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people at Grand Central Station whether they believe whether there is any personal privacy today. People also share the steps they take to protect their privacy.
For “Class Week” at BreakThru Radio, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis hit the streets to ask people about the most interesting class they have taken and how they hope classrooms might evolve in the future.
It’s “Unprepared Week” at BreakThru Radio, so BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis hit the streets to ask people about times when they felt unprepared and how they handled those situations.
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people whether they prefer warm or cold weather.
According to a recent survey, the average first date in New York and Washington, D.C., is over $150. This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people what they think to be an appropriate amount to spend on a first date.
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people whether the ring needs to be given back after an engagement is called off.
For years, Chicago residents have used furniture, toys and all manner of things to save their parking spots after clearing them of snow. Recently, however, the city banned the saving of public parking spaces. This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people to share whether or not they believe it is appropriate to save a parking space with a placeholder after shoveling the spot out.
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people whether they think men or women take more selfies and shares the finding of a recent study on the topic.
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people how they prefer to celebrate Valentine’s Day, whether it be with gifts, or nights out -- or even nights in.
Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Scandal, has been reported saying that it is impossible for women to have it all -- that if there is success in one area of life, another area is lacking. This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people if they believe women can have it all. People share their opinions on balancing work, careers, and relationships as well as whether they believe it’s possible for women to have it all.
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people what things they think should never be skimped on. People share their opinions about what they believe is worth extra time, money, or attention.
Michael Anderson, coach of the Arroyo Valley High girl’s basketball team in California, has been suspended for three games after his team beat their competition with a score of 161-2. Anderson has been accused of ‘poor sportsmanship’ for allowing the gap in points to be so wide. This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks people if they believe the coach should have been suspended, and whether they think there should be a limit on scoring in high school sports.
This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser talks with people about New Year’s resolutions. People talk about the resolutions they have made and whether or not they have kept them. Others share why they do or do not believe in the practice of making resolutions.
Serial, a podcast spun off from This American Life, released its first twelve episode season over the course of fall 2014 and quickly became one of the most downloaded podcasts in history. Hosted by Sarah Koenig, it shares a true story, unfolding the details week by week. Season one shares the case of Adnan Syed who has been in jail since he was found guilty for the murder of his girlfriend in 1999, yet still maintains his innocence. Using her background in investigative journalism, Koenig looks into the details of the case and shares them over the season, trying to find the truth. This week on BTR Pulse, Sarah Fraser asks Serial listeners whether it the show exploits a tragedy or seeks justice.
As we enter a new year, we ask people in New York City about any resolutions they may be considering and whether they think making resolutions actually helps people to make their desired changes.