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Zach Schepis
We are taking ourselves to the outskirts of consciousness by looking at research that attempts to collect near death…
We talk about how to say cool shit in Yiddish, smoking in films, why pot is weird for your dreams, and review the…
This week is Karma Week. We speak with a psychology professor and a marketer on the rippling effect of small acts of…
We've all heard the age-old saying, "what goes around comes around," but does it ring true? For "Karma Week" at…
We talk about Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris, a Pokemon Go! movie, how synthetic marijuana might cause the zombie…
It’s Cool Week here on BTRtoday and we are chatting with a movie director and an AI researcher to learn about their…
Skydiving, wild parties, embarking on distant adventures... for "Cool Week" at BTRtoday, Zach Schepis talks to people in…
We’ll chat with a viticulture extraordinaire on the delicate task of building vineyards with a mission for greater…
Beginning this October, New Yorkers will have to pay for the convenience of plastic bags when they do their shopping. In…
This week we talk about Teen USA dropping their swim suit contest, legalized marijuana developments in California, and…
We’ll discuss the implications of cyber security and cyber criminals that prowl the deep-web, and take a closer look…
Conversations can quickly turn awkward due to the sting of an unexpected comment or just a complete loss for words. For…
We talk about Jim Carrey making a horror movie, weed legalization in Massachusetts, and review the terrible new romantic…
New York City is thought of by many as the greatest city in the world, but that distinction comes with some baggage in…
We talk about Chinese cinema taking over America, a new Pokemon that looks like Donald Trump, and review the Charlie…
We’re going to take a closer look at emerging technologies that can be hacked to be more cost efficient, along with…
Cyber warfare and government security breaches by foreign or potentially hostile players are an ever-growing concern,…
This week we talk about that time Meryl Streep pretended to be Donald Trump and review the psychological thriller "10…
We will be investigating into the political complexity and myths of the Affordable Care Act, as well as learn about a…
As part of “Affordable Week” at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people in New York City about their…
We talk film and marijuana news, how North Korea endorsed Donald Trump, and review the new Coen brothers flick "Hail,…
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…
For “Perspective Week” at BTRtoday Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz ask people about a time in their lives when they wish…
We review the new Marvel superhero flick "Captain America: Civil War."
BTRtoday talks with the creator of New Jersey's “Bernie Man Festival,” a weekend event aimed at culling together a…
We are looking at the fairly intricate and technical philosophies, as well as the advancing technologies that help…
Donald Trump talks a mighty game, but is he really trying to compensate for something much smaller? For "Tiny Week" at…
On our first episode of the BTRtoday's new stoner movie podcast, we talk about how Pixar is trying to save the…
On writing songs about oppression in taxis and why inspiration is a fickle bitch.
If you could travel through space, where in the universe would you go? For "Space Week" at BTRtoday, Lisa Autz and Zach…
This week we review the new drama Almost Paris, directed by Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, which premiered at Tribeca Film…
On the spirit of creation and singing beauty through the darkness of loss.
This week is island week, and we’re going to take a look at how seemingly independent, isolated phenomenon are really…
Stranded on a desert island, alone, and without a means to escape... what would you choose to bring with you? Whether…
Our third week of Tribeca Film Festival coverage brings us a review of the harrowing short film "Curve" and interviews…
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…
It's our second Tribeca featured film! We review the documentary "Bugs," which talks about the world of edible insects…
On the small victories of perseverance and making music for yourself.
For all the weirdos out there, all the people who don’t quite fit inside any predetermined box, this week’s podcast…
Our first episode where we cover the Tribeca Film Festival! We review "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" and interview…
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…
Amongst the overlapping currents of political slandering and entertainment media, it can be hard to keep track of the…
We talk about what to expect next week for the Tribeca Film Festival and review the eccentric new drama "The Lobster."
We are looking at the inhumane treatment of animals in the Western world, where many of us view them as nothing more…
Is our culture helping or hindering the acceptance of more diverse body images? For "Body Week" at BTR, Zach Schepis and…
We review the visually stunning and harrowing new black and white film "Embrace of the Serpent."
Roger Poulin of the Burnt Seeds talks songwriting in abandoned factories and intergalactic nebula surfing through rock…
We are looking at the redeeming work of saving animals from shelters and how we can benefit more than we realize from…
We've all faced moments in our lives when we were forced to atone for mistakes. For "Redemption Week" at BTR, Zach…
This week we review the riveting British artificial intelligence flick "Ex Machina".
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,…
We review the new sci-fi thriller "Coherence" and talk about some of the greatest characters in movie history!
What are some of the ways that we can sustain a natural and ongoing dialogue, to form communities of knowledge outside…
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Is it possible to live a natural lifestyle in…
We talk the greatest movie characters of all time and review the hilarious new Marvel hit "Deadpool."
We will be looking into the essentials that cause America’s drug shortages and demystifying what food additives mean…
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Can you capture your personality in one word?…
We review the harrowing Netflix original documentary "Virunga."
On cocaine-fueled adventures in Miami and songwriting in the beautiful isolation of Upstate New York.
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! What does it take to build a happy community?…
We recap the 2016 Oscars and review the Academy Award-winning film "The Revenant," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom…
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…
Jennifer Dumpert is a writer, lecturer, and workshop leader who teaches an experience-based form of dream work that…
We talk about the greatest characters in film and review the new drama "The Danish Girl" starring Eddie Redmayne, Alicia…
On learning to play the drums from a cop and the primordial nature of songwriting.
We take a look at how to combat the negative news cycle and instituting change after the disastrous Dupont chemical…
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Humor relaxes tension and brings about…
In many parts of Southeast Asia, dog meat is on the menu. With a massive trade network that misappropriates, abuses, and…
We share some of the best fictional characters from the big screen and review the new Danny Boyle drama "Steve Jobs"…
With the help of our guests, we look at the movement to end big soda companies and the ideas that can evolve American…
Now you can watch us on your iPhone or iPad! Check out the BTRtoday App! Revolutionary ideas don't have to change the…
We review the new Academy Award nominated drama "Brooklyn" and share some of the most memorable characters in film.
On the art of songwriting through heartbreak and making it big on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Today we’re going to hone in on a couple of specific issues, those being how Americans view changing perspectives in…
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…
BTR talks with the lead researcher of a two-and-a-half year study which investigated how safe Americans believe their…
We talk about Leonardo DiCaprio's best roles (while crossing our fingers for his Oscar win!) and review the new drama…
This week we speak with a Swedish photographer on his trip to North Korea and a plastic surgeon on America's obsession…
The existence of parallel universes is a theory in physics that allows us to open our minds to what could be possible in…
BTR talks with an American biologist who has been working with Cuban scientists to fight lung cancer and relations thaw…
We talk about the top ten films with non-linear story lines and review the new Oscar-contender "Spotlight"
On the importance of bass, the Long Island hardcore scene, and writing songs while driving.
We’ve got two interesting interviews on some of the greatest launches of communication that transcends borders and…
It’s “Launch Week” at BTR, as we celebrate the unveiling of our new website and mobile app. That means big changes…
More of BTR's talk with the executive director of Clowns Without Borders--an organization dedicated to offering humor as…
BTR talks with the executive director of Clowns Without Borders--an organization dedicated to offering humor as a means…
We talk about the longest movies Hollywood has ever produced and review the Oscar nominated film The Big Short
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…
Part two of BTR's talk with the cofounder of the first church in the country to offer ancient and controversial…
BTR talks with the co-founder of the first church in the country to offer ancient and controversial psychedelic…
We review the new Quentin Tarantino movie 'The Hateful Eight!'
BTR chats with Hypercolor on the art of spontaneous experimentation, years of collaboration, and the benefits of a…
We speak with two creative individuals who are finding unconventional sources of inspiration: Trinity De Guzman and…
Inspirations for our creative endeavors usually come from a particular muse or event. BTR’s Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz…
We provide a list of the best movies to work out to and review the new epic JJ Abrams-helmed installment 'Star Wars: The…
In her new book “Just Keep Rowing,” the first woman to solo row across the Atlantic Ocean reflects on lessons…
What does it take to tackle the seemingly insurmountable, the physically audacious feats that we watch others accomplish…
BTR’s Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis recently visited the Javits Center in New York City to speak with marathon runners,…
We talk about some essential mindless flicks to rein in the New Year and review the new 007 extravaganza 'Spectre'

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