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.
We’ve all heard the age-old saying, “what goes around comes around,” but does it ring true? For “Karma Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in NYC’s Madison Square Park about whether or not karma has ever affected them or the choices they’ve made. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Honey Tiger Eyes” by Ducktails Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
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.
Skydiving, wild parties, embarking on distant adventures… for “Cool Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis talks to people in New York City about the coolest things they’ve ever done. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “My Real Name” by Genevieve Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Beginning this October, New Yorkers will have to pay for the convenience of plastic bags when they do their shopping. In an effort to curb pollution and encourage a greener lifestyle, plastic bags will cost five cents each. For “Sustainable Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people for their opinions about this new fee. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Salt Water” by Brazos Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Conversations can quickly turn awkward due to the sting of an unexpected comment or just a complete loss for words. For “Conversation Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in NYC to divulge their handy tricks and skills for maneuvering out of those uncomfortable moments. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “How The Ranks Was Won” by Brazos Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
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.
New York City is thought of by many as the greatest city in the world, but that distinction comes with some baggage in the form of myths — some good, some bad. For “Myth Week” at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in Manhattan about which NYC myths they think to be untrue. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Could It Ever Get Better?” by These Shaky Isles Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
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.
Cyber warfare and government security breaches by foreign or potentially hostile players are an ever-growing concern, but we wondered what information the average citizen would be interested in if they were given open access to their own government’s network. For “Hack Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York what information they’d seek out if given the opportunity. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Look At Orion!” by Bibio Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
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.
As part of “Affordable Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about their favorite free activities for the summer amid the seemingly always-rising cost of living in the city. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Too Much Space Man” by Diane Coffee Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
For “Perspective Week” at BTRtoday Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people about a time in their lives when they wish they were able to change how they saw a certain situation. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Needs” by Baio Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Donald Trump talks a mighty game, but is he really trying to compensate for something much smaller? For “Tiny Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of New York City whether or not they think the presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States is well-qualified… and well-endowed. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Penis Glove” by The Adventures of the Silver Spaceman Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
We’re going all the way, to the farthest reaches of human consciousness, of the universe, and even, beyond the grave…
If you could travel through space, where in the universe would you go? For “Space Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of New York City which interstellar regions and far away planets they might venture to if given the opportunity. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Electric Love” by He’s My Brother She’s My Sister Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
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.
Stranded on a desert island, alone, and without a means to escape… what would you choose to bring with you? Whether it’s books or vodka, for “Island Week” at BTR, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of New York City what comforts they would bring to their tropical isolation. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Merchants of Soul” by Spoon Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
This week is Break Week and we are looking into the brain and the fascinating ways that it can break us from reality.
For “Break Week” at BTR, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City what they would do if they could take a break from all the responsibilities in their busy lives. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Pocket Change” by Lettuce Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
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!
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.
Amongst the overlapping currents of political slandering and entertainment media, it can be hard to keep track of the issues that matter most. For “Focus Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in New York City whether our culture has lost focus in addressing the pertinent issues of our time. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Needs” by Baio Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
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.
Is our culture helping or hindering the acceptance of more diverse body images? For “Body Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people on the streets of New York City if they truly see a positive body movement underway. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “How” by Daughter Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
We are looking at the redeeming work of saving animals from shelters and how we can benefit more than we realize from rescuing animals.
We’ve all faced moments in our lives when we were forced to atone for mistakes. For “Redemption Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people on the streets of New York City about decisions that have righted wrongs and healed relationships. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Factory Flaws” by Young Galaxy Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
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.
An epidemic is the rampant outbreak of anything from a disease to a cultural phenomenon. For “Epidemic Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people in NYC what they consider to be the greatest epidemic facing our world. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “One Day” by The Child Of Lov (Featuring Damon Albarn) Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App!
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Is it possible to live a natural lifestyle in a teeming metropolis? For “Natural Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people on the streets of New York City how they find holistic balance in one of the busiest industrial epicenters of the world. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Born Tight” by Man Man
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Can you capture your personality in one word? For “Essence Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people on the streets of New York City about the core of their personalities and how the world has helped to shape their characters. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Planting Flowers” by Shadow In The Cracks
Today we look at the community work of both local and national issues in order to help achieve the seemingly unachievable goals.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! What does it take to build a happy community? For “Community Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz take to the streets to learn about what people want their communities to aspire to. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Owl (Featuring Doom)” by The Child Of Lov
We learn about the creative human process of dreaming by speaking with neuroscientists and dreamwork teachers.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Vivid, recurring dreams can considerably impact our lives. For “Dream Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz speak to people about the most memorable dreams of their lives, and whether any significance lies within the subconscious. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Dreams” by Jessica Pratt
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.
We take a look at how to combat the negative news cycle and instituting change after the disastrous Dupont chemical pollution scandal.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Humor relaxes tension and brings about happiness during the day. As part of “Positivity Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz take to the streets to learn about what makes people laugh. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Waiting” by Black Lips
With the help of our guests, we look at the movement to end big soda companies and the ideas that can evolve American Universities.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Revolutionary ideas don’t have to change the entire political climate to be important and impacting. As part of “Revolution Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz talk to people in New York City about their own involvement in movements and the revolutions, no matter how small, that they hope to lead in the future. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Everywhere I’m Local” by Har Mar Superstar
Today we’re going to hone in on a couple of specific issues, those being how Americans view changing perspectives in fitness trends and wellbeing.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Sometimes a simple smile or giving up of one’s seat can completely change someone else’s day. As part of “Change Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz hit the streets to learn about how people create small changes to make large impacts on the daily lives of others. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Holdin’ On” by Good Field
This week we speak with a Swedish photographer on his trip to North Korea and a plastic surgeon on America’s obsession with youth.
The existence of parallel universes is a theory in physics that allows us to open our minds to what could be possible in another similar realm. As part of “Parallel Week” at BTR, Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz asked people in NYC about their visions of a parallel universe and what their place might be in an alternate world. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Don’t Make Me Hit You” by Har Mar Superstar
It’s “Launch Week” at BTR, as we celebrate the unveiling of our new website and mobile app. That means big changes and, in that spirit, BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz take to the streets of New York City to ask people about big changes in their own lives. Ideas from eating healthier to living more fulfilling lives are discussed as people imagine the best changes they can make for themselves. For more on this topic, check out this week’s Third Eye Weekly. Featured song: “Do It” by Good Field
We investigate the international pharmacopoeia and the American hunt for a viable lung cancer vaccine from Cuba.
Nobody knows what the future might hold or what changes could uproot everything we know. BTR ‘s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz take to the streets of Manhattan to ask people what aspects of our society they think are built to last.
We speak with two creative individuals who are finding unconventional sources of inspiration: Trinity De Guzman and Ellen Bass.
Inspirations for our creative endeavors usually come from a particular muse or event. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz take to the streets to ask people about their greatest sources of inspiration and creativity.
What does it take to tackle the seemingly insurmountable, the physically audacious feats that we watch others accomplish with awe and wonder?
BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis recently visited the Javits Center in New York City to speak with marathon runners, health-product representatives, and the general public about their top fitness goals for the year.

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