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This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane talk about an Eight O’Clock Coffee commercial that’s relatable for both women and men. Then, the two share their feelings on the idea of opposites attracting. The show closes out with a conversation about New Year’s Eve plans. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:43 Shucks – Dungeonesse 01:23 Analyzing Stereotypes: Eight O’Clock Coffee 09:09 Tan Lines – Gold & Youth 09:29 Range of Relationships: Opposites Attract 18:43 See It My Way – Mikal Cronin 19:08 College and Post-Grad Life: New Year’s Eve 25:27 Outro 26:04 Finish The Music Dungeonesse (Official Dungeonesse album art.) Gold & Youth (Official Beyond Wilderness album art.) Mikal Cronin (Official MCII album art.) Live: Jan 08 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
On Saturday, May 4th, artists, architects, poets, technologists, entrepreneurs, and inventors shared their ideas and invited participants to actively shape their city and involve themselves in its urban improvement. StreetFest served as the grand finale of the New Museum’s Ideas City festival, a four-day conference featuring workshops and more than one hundred independent and public events for proposing solutions and accelerating creativity. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker was there.
Situated on the Bowery in New York City since 1879, The Bowery Mission has been an important safe haven for homeless men and women. As homelessness numbers in the city this past year reached their highest level since the Great Depression, The Bowery Mission has diligently worked to gather as many donations and volunteers as possible. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke with Matthew Krivich, the Director of Operations, about their preparation for another bustling season of holiday giving.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane reveal the celebrities they find most attractive in response to a BuzzFeed article. The two then debate over who they think Piper should end up with on Orange is the New Black. The show wraps up with a discussion of holiday gift giving. Image by Molly Freeman. Molly’s Celebrity Picks Chris Evans Dylan O’Brien Daniel Sharman Tom Hiddleston Jeremy Renner Josh Hutcherson Evan Peters Skylar Astin Nico Mirallegro Chris Pine Holland Roden Emma Stone Kristen Bell Lucy Liu Kerry Washington Dane’s Celebrity Picks Jennifer Aniston Sophia Bush Kate Beckinsale Emma Stone Lauren Conrad Sarah Shahi Mila Kunis Beyonce Miranda Kerr Ke$ha Ryan Gosling Jon Hamm specifically as Don Draper John Slattery Zac Efron Nick Wooster Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:42 Rumi – Iska Dhaaf 01:08 Analyzing Stereotypes: Attractive Celebrities 10:30 Miles, Miles, Miles – Kevin Morby 11:01 Range of Relationships: Orange is the New Black 18:15 Hot Summer – Cool Ghouls 18:47 Advice Time: Gift Giving 27:29 Outro 28:06 Finish The Music Iska Dhaaf (Official Happiness album art.) Kevin Morby (Official Harlem River album art.) Live: Dec 3 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA Dec 5 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR Dec 6 – Barboza – Seattle, WA Cool Ghouls (Official I Want You Bad album art.) Live: Dec 13 – Brick and Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane rip into Men’s Rights Activists. The pair then talk about their personal experiences with crushes and, later, hash out the Luxury Spot’s A Comprehensive List of Annoying Wedding Shit. For more information on Men’s Rights Activists, read Jaclyn Friedman’s piece. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:46 No Illusion – The Black Hollies 01:13 Analyzing Stereotypes: Men’s Rights Activists 10:54 No Right Thing – Blood Orange 11:30 Range of Relationships: Crushes 18:36 Taken Down – Grizzly Bear 19:12 Advice Time: Wedding Annoyances 28:10 Outro 28:47 Finish The Music The Black Hollies (Official Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere album art.) Blood Orange (Official Cupid Deluxe album art.) Grizzly Bear (Official Shields – expanded album art.) Live: Dec 28 – Falls Festival – Lorne, VIC, Australia Dec 29 – Marion Bay Falls Festival – Marion Bay, TAS, Australia Dec 31 – The Falls Music and Arts Festival – Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane discuss a Slate.com article that slashes Miley Cyrus and other female pop stars for dressing like porn stars. The pair also chat about TimeHop, a smartphone app that allows us to relive our own past. Later, in their Analyzing Stereotypes segment, Molly and Dane talk about Powerful Yogurt, a protein-packed yogurt geared towards men. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:44 Say My Name – Megan Bonnell 01:23 Advice Time: Pop Stars Are Dressing Like Porn Stars 11:36 Your Body Works – Sebastien Grainger 11:59 Relationships in the Digital Age: TimeHop 18:37 Lying to Myself – The Can’t Tells 19:04 Analyzing Stereotypes: Powerful Yogurt 26:19 Outro 26:56 Finish The Music Megan Bonnell (Official Hunt and Chase album art.) Live: Nov 21 – TBD – Bilbao, Spain Nov 22 – TBD – Bilbao, Spain Sebastien Grainger (Official Yours to Discover album art.) The Can’t Tells (Official No Television album art.)
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane analyze Paul Hudson’s article Why Men Aren’t Really Men Anymore on Elite Daily. Later, the pair discuss why warning college women to steer clear of alcohol may not be the solution to rape on campuses. Molly and Dane wrap up by chatting about professional snugglers and what this could mean for lonely folks nationwide. You can read more about the response to Yoffe’s article on college women and alcohol here on HuffPo. Also, check out the BTR Pinterest page this weekend. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:47 We Exist – Arcade Fire 01:15 Analyzing Stereotypes: “Why Men Aren’t Really Men Anymore” 12:14 Never Lonely – Diane Coffee 12:43 College & Post-Grad Life: “College Women: Stop Getting Drunk” 21:43 Nothing But Time – Lily & Madeleine 22:12 Range of Relationships: Professional Snugglers 28:20 Outro 28:57 Finish The Music Arcade Fire (Official Reflektor album art.) Live: Nov 11 – Roundhouse – London, UK Nov 12 – Roundhouse – London, UK Nov 15 – Barrowland Ballroom – Glasgow, UK Diane Coffee (Official My Friend Fish album art.) Live: Nov 2 – Red 7 – Austin, TX Nov 4 – Molly’s Kitchen & Lounge – Santa Fe, NM Nov 5 – The Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ Lily & Madeleine (Official Lily & Madeleine album art.) Live: Nov 8 – IOTA Club & Cafe – Arlington, VA
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane discuss BuzzFeed’s article 20 Ridiculously Specific Online Dating Sites That Actually Exist. Then, the two analyze Chris Brown’s shocking rape story and Olivia Cole’s piece Chris Brown and a Nation of Raped Boys. For the Range of Relationships Segment, Molly and Dane finish off this week’s episode by chatting about Broder, a Tinder parody for bros looking to hang with mutual bros. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:48 Angel Blood – Cass McCombs 01:12 Relationships in the Digital Age: Specific Dating Sites 09:19 Sum of Our Lives – Maria Taylor 09:54 Analyzing Stereotypes: “Chris Brown and a Nation of Raped Boys” 22:54 Summer Skeletons – Radical Face 23:21 Range of Relationships: Broder 27:26 Outro 28:16 Finish The Music Cass McCombs (Official Big Wheel and Others album art.) Live: Nov 7 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR Nov 8 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA Nov 9 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC Maria Taylor (Official Something About Knowing album art.) Radical Face (Official The Family Tree: The Branches album art.) Live: Nov 9 – Colston Hall 2 – Bristol, UK Nov 10 – The Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK Nov 12 – Union Chapel – London, UK
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane discuss their feelings on taking big steps in relationships. Then, the two analyze California’s new revenge porn law in the Range of Relationships segment. DJ Dillon, co-host of BTR’s RAR, comes on the show to talk about female archetypes in romantic comedies. For more information on California’s new law, check out Forbes and the New York Times. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:38 Bricola – Coastgaard 01:10 Range of Relationships: Big Commitment Steps 09:00 Cuckoo – Dr. Dog 09:28 Relationships in the Digital Age: CA’s Revenge Porn Law 19:23 Make It Up – The Blow 20:01 What to Learn from RomComs: Women Archetypes 31:01 Outro 31:49 Finish The Music Coastgaard (Official Coastgaard album art.) Live: Oct 23 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY Dr. Dog (Official B-room album art.) Live: Oct 19 – USF Sun Dome – Tampa, FL Oct 20 – Sunset Cove Amphitheater – Boca Raton, FL Nov 1 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA The Blow (Official The Blow album art.) Live: Oct 19 – Flying M Coffee Garage – Nampa, ID Oct 20 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR Oct 21 – Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room – Seattle, WA
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about the 5 Love Languages and how they apply to the story behind Stephanie Smith’s 300 Sandwiches blog. The two then chat about “Things Not to Say to a Lesbian” for the Analyzing Stereotypes segment and finish off the show with a discussion on bad online dating classifieds as seen here on The Frisky and here on Jezebel. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:46 Hegira Emigré – of Montreal 01:11 Range of Relationships: Love Languages 09:26 Your Holiday Treat – Frog Eyes 09:47 Analyzing Stereotypes: Things Not to Say to a Lesbian 20:38 White Collar White Trash – The Dismemberment Plan 21:13 Funny Pick Ups: Horrible Online Dating Ads 28:05 Outro 28:54 Finish The Music of Montreal (Official Lousy with Sylvianbriar album art.) Live: Oct 18 – 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA Oct 22 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC Oct 23 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC Frog Eyes (Official Carey’s Cold Spring album art.) The Dismemberment Plan (Official Uncanney Valley album art.) Live: Oct 19 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC Oct 20 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC Nov 2 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane ask each other some questions about the opposite gender, inspired by this Thought Catalog article. Then, they chat about why it’s great to have platonic friends of the opposite gender. Lastly, Molly and Dane discuss their first impressions of the new sex app, Spreadsheets, and why it’s worth a try. Molly had the opportunity to talk to the app’s founders and you can read more about that here and listen to Matt DeMello’s Third Eye Weekly interview here. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:49 Spins in Circles – Dinosaur Bones 01:26 Analyzing Stereotypes: Qs Men & Women Are Afraid to Ask Each Other 13:41 Becoming the Gunship – Islands 14:00 Range of Relationships: Friends Of the Opposite Gender 20:11 Lucky Young – Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin 20:37 Relationships in the Digital Age: Spreadsheets 29:56 Outro 30:35 Finish The Music Dinosaur Bones (Official Shaky Dream album art.) Live: Oct 9 – Red Dog – Peterborough, ON Oct 10 – The Moustache Club – Oshawa, ON Oct 11 – The Clarkson Pub – Barrie, ON Islands (Official Ski Mask album art.) Live: Sept 21 – The Media Club – Vancouver, BC Sept 22 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR Sept 24 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (Official Fly By Wire album art.) Live: Oct 10 – Mojo’s – Columbia, MO Oct 11 – The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO Oct 12 – Firebird – St Louis, MO
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about NSA Pickup Lines. Then, they each choose a few of the 19 Brutal Truths About Life That No One Will Tell You that they both needed to hear. They also share their test scores for LoveFlutter’s Quirky-Interesting Test. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:53 Shelly – Aisha Burns 01:13 Funny Pick Ups: NSA Pick Up Lines 05:56 Born Tight – Man Man 06:28 Advice Time: Brutal Truths 15:23 Daddy Was A Real Good Dancer – The Dismemberment Plan 15:59 Relationships in the Digital Age: LoveFlutter 27:29 Outro 28:13 Finish The Music Aisha Burns (Official Life in the Midwater album art.) Man Man (Official On Oni Pond album art.) Live: Sept 19 – Chop Shop – Charlotte, NC Sept 20 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA Sept 21 – The Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA The Dismemberment Plan (Official Daddy Was A Real Good Dancer album art.) Live: Sept 14 – Meadow Brook Music Festival – Rochester Hills, MI
This week, DJs Molly and Dane reveal some interesting facts about themselves in response to this Thought Catalog article. The two also chat with DJ Jorri about age differences in relationships and later analyze what went down with #SlaneGirl.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane chat about their personal shortcomings. They also analyze the stereotype that men should pay for dates as discussed in this Nerve article and finally, the two talk about the dating app, Tinder. Image by Molly Freeman. Playlist: 00:00 Intro & Rundown 00:44 Burial Suit – Still Life Still 01:17 Get to Know Molly & Dane Through Bad Characteristics 06:37 Endlessly – Dent May 07:08 Analyzing Stereotypes: Who Should Pay? 17:11 A Rainy Night in Soho – The Kissaway Trail 17:42 Relationships in the Digital Age: Tinder 24:49 Outro 25:32 Finish The Music: Still Life Still (Official Mourning Trance album art.) Live: Oct 26 – Zaphod Beeblebrox – Ottawa, ON Dent May (Official Warm Blanket album art.) Live: Sept 10 – Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL Sept 12 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA Sept 13 – Red 7 – Austin, TX The Kissaway Trail (Official Breach album art.) Live: Sept 7 – Golden Leaves Festival 2013 – Darmstadt, Germany
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane discuss their turn offs and the BuzzFeed article Straight Girl’s Guide to Gay Boys, which is based on this YouTube video. The DJs also chat about the unique new dating site called Grouper Social Club.
This week on The Hash, DJs Molly and Dane are discussing their top turn ons in the segment Get to Know Molly & Dane. They also analyze the NYTimes article Sex on Campus — She Can Play That Game, Too written by Kate Taylor. Lastly, Molly and Dane introduce their High School Mixtape segment by chatting about a few of their favorite tunes from back in the day. Follow The Hash on Twitter @TheHash_BTR for more updates.
The Hash is BTR’s all-new dating and relationships podcast. The inaugural episode covers romantic comedies, Sister Wives, and a Thought Catalog piece.
On July 13, 2013, a jury in Sanford, Florida, acquitted George Zimmerman of the murder of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old African American boy he admittedly shot and killed during an altercation in February 2012. Although the case put the state’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” law in the forefront of national debates, Zimmerman’s defense relied on a self defense argument and the shooting and trial have sparked many other discussions about the state of race relations in America. The day after the verdict, rallies were held across the nation; BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker visited one such rally in NYC’s Union Square, where she heard citizens speak out against the verdict — among them Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate for the city and mayoral hopeful, and Kevin Powell of BK Nation, a non-profit community organization. Hawker then spoke with others in the city the day after the event
Actress Angelina Jolie made headlines recently when she revealed in a New York Times op-ed piece that she recently had a preventative double mastectomy after learning she has a faulty gene, known as BRCA1, which gives her an elevated risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer. Jolie says she is telling the world her story because she wants to be an example for other women. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker spoke to people in New York about Jolie’s decision, including oncologist Dr. Lynn Ratner and breast cancer survivor Lynn Buckner who, herself, underwent a double mastectomy.
CitiBike, New York City’s new bike share program, is launching in Manhattan and Brooklyn on Memorial Day. Despite early popularity of the idea, some New Yorkers have expressed unhappiness with the placement of some of the 300 bike share dock stations. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker asks people in New York their thoughts.
On Saturday, May 4th, artists, architects, poets, technologists, entrepreneurs, and inventors shared their ideas and invited participants to actively shape their city and involve themselves in its urban improvement. StreetFest served as the grand finale of the New Museum’s Ideas City festival, a four-day conference featuring workshops and more than one hundred independent and public events for proposing solutions and accelerating creativity. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker was there.
The landscape of professional sports changed on Monday, April 29th, when NBA center Jason Collins revealed in an interview with Sports Illustrated that he is gay. Collins is the first active player in the history of major U.S. team sports to come out as openly gay. As opinions from notable NBA stars, as well as other well-known personalities, began rolling in, BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker asked people about the historical timing of this announcement and what the future may hold for sports and sexual orientation equality.
On Monday, April 15th, two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and more than two hundred others injured, leading to a massive manhunt, the lockdown of a major city, the death and injury of law enforcement officers, and the eventual death of one suspect and capture of another. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker asks people their thoughts on the media’s coverage of the events as well as what rights and considerations they believe the suspect in custody should be allowed.
On Tuesday, April 16th, a committee of New York Assembly lawmakers approved a bill to legalize marijuana for medical needs. If the bill should eventually pass into law, New York State would join several other US states where doctors are certified to authorize marijuana use for patients with serious medical conditions. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker asks people in New York their thoughts on making medical marijuana available and whether there are benefits in legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
In a society where bullying is an ongoing major cause for concern and, in light of recent news that dodgeball has been banned in certain elementary schools, BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker asks people in New York whether they believe kids today are too coddled.
New York is currently experiencing its worst flu season in three years. According to the state’s Health Department, nearly 20,000 people are experiencing flu-like symptoms, which has led Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare a statewide public health emergency. This week on BTR Pulse we ask people in New York if about flu shots and whether they’re worried about the severity of this epidemic.
As we leave behind 2012 and begin 2013, we ask people in New York City about any new year’s resolutions they may be considering and whether they think making resolutions actually helps people to make their desired changes.

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