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New Year’s Week – We culled a list of the best concerts to bring in the New Year so that you don’t have to.
On bustin’ out of rural America into the roaring West of Americana.
This week is the Western Americana rompers The Patti Fiasco, featuring an interview with songwriter Alysia Kraft
From Tamagotchis to OJ slammin’, the young MC from Auckland rose out of nowhere.
We interview Jordan Krietz about Stearclear, an app that can shuttle intoxicated people and their cars home, and talk with fantasy football expert Liz Loza
How one of Mexico’s greatest rock bands rose from the ashes.
This week we feature Porter, one of the greatest Mexican-rock bands, and speak with Victor Valverde
This week we review ‘The Imitation Game’ and include interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, and Matthew Goode
Winter Week – A “cuddle shop” in Oregon could forever change the way we open up to strangers.
This week we interview Ben London about bringing mom-and-pop candies online, and speak with biomechanics specialist Camilla Pandolfi about jellyfish barges
On recording Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ultraviolence’ and world travels.
We interview Floating Action’s Seth Kauffman about working with Lana Del Rey and being “the most underrated person in music”
This week we review the hard-to-watch ‘Foxcatcher,’ and talk about why funnyman Steve Carell actually makes a terrifying character convincing
Reminiscence on singing in church, singing through loss, and playing naked bass.
This week we talk with Lauren Singer, a woman who leads a zero-waste lifestyle, along with Princeton professor Eldar Shafir about why scarcity is a mental construct
Some words on staying mysterious and driving across the UK with Fatboy Slim.
Scarcity Week – Opinion: Social labeling is a danger that keeps us from seeing the truth in one another.
Hello and welcome to Discovery Corner on BTR! This week on the show I’m featuring the LA-trio Tashaki Miyaki, a dreamy psychedelic lo-fi experience brought to you by Lucy (drums), Rocky (guitar), and Dora (bass).
This week we review the new comedy St. Vincent and feature interviews with Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, and Melissa McCarthy
Comedy Week – We talk with BTR’s Spit Take Comedy podcast host George Flanagan about his days as a stand-up comedian.
A word about waiting for inspiration, going electric, and humans as bonsai trees.
This week we interview Simone Stevens from Bonsai about personal songwriting, inspiration, and going electric
This week we review the Stephen Hawking’s biopic “The Theory of Everything” and feature interviews with the cast, writer, and director
Scarlett Johansson’s role on creative inspiration and why Baltimore rocks.
Stuffed Week – Researcher Pablo Vidal discusses how the press twisted his scientific study.
Post-dance and the transcendence of language barriers.
An interview with Corey Mastrangelo, guitar player in the post-dance-rock group Vasudeva
We review the new HBO documentary ‘Banksy Does New York’ and interview the Basil Tsiokos, the director of DOC NYC
It’s Makeshift Week here on BTR! On today’s show, we’re talking with Taino Native American percussionist William Ruiz about his experiences playing the 12-tongue log drum. Plus, a word with Jolie Kerr about her new book
Makeshift Week – BTR talks to a STOMP performer about the makeshift-musical-instrument production.
Bringing the country to the streets of Los Angeles and beyond.
We talk with LA country music artist Chase Byrne about God’s relationship advice, the importance of laughter, and sorority parties
We review Christopher Nolan’s space-gasmic sci-fi epic “Interstellar” and feature interviews with the cast
Obstacle Week – Is social media an obstacle to memory?
How a rotating cast of drop-ins at a San Francisco club became the afrobeat talk of the town.
Playing the music of and speaking to Afrolicious founder Joe “Pleasuremaker” McGuire
This week we review the chilling Swedish drama ‘Force Majeure’. Look out for avalanches!
Cyber Week – Places in the world where you definitely can’t update your online status.
Cyber Week – Opinion: The “cyber wars” are raging, but what constitutes a winner?
This week we review “Tracks,” the true story of one woman’s journey across the Australian outback, starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver
Unexpected Week – The mysterious rooftop pigeon flyers of NYC stand their ground.
This week we review our favorite movie of the year “Birdman,” and feature interviews with Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, and more!
Anti-Social Week – An omega-3 study shows the acid may change the behavior of both children and adults alike.
Future Week – The ancient Chinese eating utensil finds new digital powers of detection.
This week we review director Kevin Smith’s new horror film, “Tusk.” Beware folks, this one’s not for everyone…
Fine Lines Week – Part II: More behind NYC’s Fineline Tattoo.
Fine Lines Week – Part I: The art and changing tattoo industry is exhibited in NYC’s longest-standing tattoo shop.
We review the debut of VICE films’ Somalian pirate drama “Fishing Without Nets” and interview the film’s director Cutter Hodierne
Debt Week – Former Rolling Stone writer and urban-living specialist James Howard Kunstler talks about suburbia’s future.
Emotion Week – What’s really more important–reason or emotion?
We review Brian Knappenberger’s “Internet’s Own Boy,” a documentary on the life of Reddit founder and political activist Aaron Swartz
Emotion Week – Is the emotionally impacting, out-of-body experience real or a hallucinatory hoax?
Share Week – A hopeful rebellion for the homeless, the down-and-out, and the street nomads to protect their homes.
Binge Week – The best kind of aftershock that a binge can leave behind.
This week we review the U.K. prison drama “Starred Up” and interview the film’s director David Mackenzie
Photo Week – Part II: A look beyond the shadows into the underground of community photo development.
Photo Week – Part I: A look beyond the shadows into the underground of community photo development.
Hero Week – How we continue to keep the legacy of banned books alive.
Five of the most ridiculous combinations of physical activities out there.
A look into the hypnotizing world of digital media and what it means to enter “the machine zone”.
The case against putting trigger warnings on classic literature.
Exploring some of the most iconic and underground examples of abandoned architecture.
Interactive documentaries are the next step in film evolution.
The science behind one of our most intimate forms of connection.
It’s Rent Week on BTR! On today’s show, Brian Fencil chats with us about Detroit’s housing auction; and later, more on California’s controversial Ellis Act that lets speculators flip affordable housing residences into luxury suites.
A look inside the controversial up-and-coming beverage of powdered alcohol.
Your beer might contain questionable ingredients you’ve never known about.
Meet new people with common interests through the innovative mobile app ONE.
BTR The Jazz Hole Live with Jussi Reijonen and a recorded live set from ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY, where he performs tracks from his debut album ‘un’.
Some of the greatest contemporary artists of a tried-and-true musical genre that will assuredly stand the test of time.
The birth of ‘altcoins’ and some advice on investing wisely.
In the Wild West of cryptocurrencies, “alternative” internets and new competition strives to eschew the dollar bill.
Mickey Hart and a leading neuroscientist team up to explore virtual reality, music, and the brain.
A conversation with the director of the largest independent film archive in the world.
This week we review Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-nominated swan song “The Wind Rises”
How we can attempt to foster healthy relationships with marriage in decline.
Why house keys may very well become an obsolete security device.
A look into emerging services, discretion, and why Utah loves its adult entertainment.
In continuing to grant patients more and more freedom we must learn how to choose.
Photo courtesy of Alexandra Martin Scotch And Cinema reviews upcoming indie films (plus the occasional blockbuster) with our own personal blend of fun and facts. Laid back with lots of laughs, here’s a cheers from the light hearted lumières at the bar. Playlist 00:00 Intro 01:00 Top Entertainment News 03:10 Chit Chat 14:48 Scotch And Cinema Quote of The Day 15:14 Sharon Jones – Stranger To My Happiness 18:48 SPOILERS: Her (Part 1) 29:23 Painted Palms – Too High 32:50 SPOILERS: Her (Part 2) 47:38 The Pixies – Snakes 64:03 Scotch Rating 65:40 Her Drinking Game and Send Off 67:09 Finish Photo courtesy of Facebook. Welcome to Scotch and Cinema! This week we checked out the new Spike Jonze film her starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, and Amy Adams. her Trailer Tune in to hear more about the Academy Award nominated soundtrack to the film featuring Arcade Fire. We also discuss a short documentary by director Jonze’s friend, regarding love in the modern age. What does it mean to you? Arcade Fire’s Soundtrack to her Stream Here Love in the Modern Age 15 Minute Documentary All of that popcorn can make you thirsty. Here’s a fun drinking game to play with friends while you watch Spike Jonze’s new film. We call it “Slur.” (Please remember to drink responsibly… unless you don’t want to of course!) Slur I. Anytime Johansson’s voice is breathy – which makes no sense because she is an operating system and therefore does not have to breathe – DRINK. II. Anytime a character seems unaffected by behavior that would instantly and blatantly bother somebody from our time – DRINK III. Anytime a character is obviously bothered by behavior that someone from our time would also be bothered by – DRINK TWICE IV. At three random points throughout the film, pause it. Everyone in the room take a guess at how much longer the film has left. Whoever is the furthest away – FINISH YOUR DRINK Top Entertainment News A-List Actors at Sundance Bill Murray on Reddit SAG Awards 2014 Winners Man of Steel Delayed Again New Trailers RoboCop Trailer The Rover Trailer Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Trailer
Behind the Change.org petition to save Brooklyn’s favorite DIY venue.
The WOLF of WALL Street is getting some insane Oscar buzz, so we’re re-airing our review of it, along with some other great segments. Enjoy!

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