We delve into some positive changes to make for 2016 that can help the New Year ring in with some environmental hope in protecting our resources.
We talk about the best holiday movies and review the new action, drama, comedy ‘American Ultra’
How to spread the spirit through food conservation–the best kind of giving that we can pay forward not only to our personal communities, but to the global community too.
We talk about the best winter time movies and review the new Michael Moore documentary ‘Where To Invade Next’
This week on Third Eye, we’re shining a light on the paradigms that the sun is setting on as well as introduce new habits that sustain a long life.
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.
We talk about the best sunset scenes in cinema history and review the new documentary The Wolfpack!
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.
We share our top ten favorite films from every genre and review the new Steven Spielberg film ‘Bridge of Spies.’
On the nostalgia of doo-wop and technology’s ability to capture the past.
Reflecting on the lost art of writing letters and the value of print over digital.
It’s type week here at BTR, and despite the roaring silence of a binary coded void, we’re here to talk about the old school types.
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.
BTR talks with a leading nano-scientist about turning a long-awaited dream into reality.
We review the incredibly awful horror/comedy ‘Thankskilling’ just in time for the holidays. Look out for killer turkeys!
Today’s podcast is about the power of reflections and how does science and art help us more deeply reflect on the mirror images we see?
BTR staffers determine whether or not intimacy can be created through staring into one another’s eyes.
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.
We review the Academy Award winning masterpiece ‘Ida’ and talk about the best shows worth binge-watching!
Today, we take a more expansive view of gluttony, not only of over-consumption of food, but also of technology, in this digital wave of devices.
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.
From ouija boards and pagan rituals to run-ins with potential murderers, BTR staffers share their strangest moments. Buckle up, it’s going to get weird…again.
We review the super intense new Netflix original war film ‘Beasts of No Nation’ starring Idris Elba
This week we explore the extraordinary and remarkable feats of super-strength herbivores as well as research into obesity.
Super Week – BTR staffers weigh in on their favorite crime-fighting, planet-saving superheroes. Surprisingly, Batman and Superman didn’t make the list!
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?
Glenn Donaldson tells BTR about sketchy Craigslist communion and the importance of supporting quality songwriters. He also speaks of his prolific band, The Skygreen Leopards.
On sketchy Craigslist communion and the importance of supporting quality songwriters.
We review the highly-acclaimed new thriller ‘The Gift’ starring Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman, and Rebecca Hall.
Thousands of years ago, the only animals capable of hunting giant herbivores were equally gigantic carnivores. Get an up close and personal look at these crazy beasts!
Listening to Worthless, the effervescent brainchild of Curtis Godino, is a bit like watching one of the madcap’s liquid light shows. Warped reflections of instrumentation echo and burble to the surface; harmonies stretch like endless taffy into the land of ebb and flow.
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.
It’s not without a hint of irony that the Brooklyn trio Dances–who self-admittedly “formed from the skull of a rat”–can trace their roots back to a far gentler image of serendipity.
On unlikely communion and boundary-pushing pop.
This week we review the Patrick Brice horror film “Creep” just in time for Halloween!
Mystery Week – To the naked eye, the place looks no different than any of the other looming office buildings or retail spaces. But unlike its slumbering neighbors, there’s something quite different lurking on the second floor of 163 Varick Street in Manhattan, NYC.
Zen Anton is a songwriter who cuts straight to the marrow. His music carries an honesty that shrugs in the face of vulnerability, bearing all for the listener–who might struggle to disentangle the bones from guitar strings. It’s clear that this form of storytelling is a part of him, and that there is nothing else he would rather choose.
In the second installment of his experience taking Addium during a 30-day trial period, BTR staffer Zach Schepis talks about whether or not the experimental pills provided him with boosted cognition. He also reflects on the withdrawal experienced from caffeine addiction.
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.
It’s true that Heartracer are unabashedly retro at their very essence, tapping into the ‘80s mainstream vein like true artisans of nostalgia. But it’s an homage that manages to expand beyond mere imitation of its predecessors.
On the current state of pop music and revisiting the golden age of the ‘80s.
We review James Ponsoldt’s new film about the tragic life of writer David Foster Wallace called “The End of the Tour,” starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg
BTR writer Zach Schepis decides to try an experimental new brain-enhancing drug called Addium in the first part of an ongoing series. Very little research is available on the supplement; only first-hand experience will tell.
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.
Fear Week – Tracing the evolution of fear tactics that have taken root in the presentation of our daily news cycles. David Altheide tells us about how a history of violence conveyed through the media has come to isolate our society.
For Richmond, Virginia’s pop-bombastic The Trillions, the progression from their debut ‘Tritones’ to last January’s ‘Superposition’ is the difference of three years and one hell of a musical evolution.
On raising a son while rocking the bass and the benefits of taking your time.
We review Ridley Scott’s new movie ‘The Martian’ starring Matt Damon and talk about our favorite friendship-based movies
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.
Four best friends from Richmond, Virginia, comprise the rock collective known as Manatree. In some capacity or another they’ve been writing music for nearly a decade now. A couple of the members have even known one another since preschool.
Bond Week – Everyone is familiar with mushrooms, with their stems and caps serving as the poster children for fungi worldwide. Research suggests that mushrooms can create underground networks to help plants communicate.
Perfection in the studio with lifelong friends
We review the new Boston gangster film ‘Black Mass’ starring Johnny Depp and talk about the best tech-based movies
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.
Mobile Week – The state of New York is a stark exercise in living, breathing contrast. Groups are rallying to secede Upstate New York from New York City.
There’s something to be said for the hard-working bands in the “indie-rock community” (whatever the hell that means, at this point) who have managed to rise above the teeming echelons of no-namers–many of which will forever remain buried in the netherworlds of the underground music blogosphere. Then there comes along a group like White Laces.
On touring with The War on Drugs and the democracy of songwriting
We review M. Night Shyamalan’s new thriller ‘The Visit’ and talk about ten movies that are supposed to be good but really suck
He’s tall and wily. He flails across stages with a manic glint in his eyes; he plays chess and not checkers. His songs are explosive, short, and sweet, like a hand-grenade appetizer. Juan Zaballa (better known by his stage name Tall Juan) is an eccentric artist.
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.
Colombian big band leader Gregorio Uribe has become a colorful fixture of New York City’s vibrant Latin Jazz community. His debut album ‘Cumbia Universal’ is set to drop Oct 2, but the arrangements have tasted air for close to a decade now.
One man’s musical journey from the streets of Brazil to the heart of Manhattan’s jazz community
We review the harrowing disaster movie ‘Everest’ and talk about our top ten favorite movies to watch when we’re feeling stressed
Today we’ll be talking about some of the common stresses that we face and some alternative methods to alleviate them.
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 – Those who enjoy the challenges of NYC may argue that the competition is beneficial for betterment and that the rewards are ultimately worth the struggle. Here’s how we handle the stress in our own lives.
Stress Week – A strange new technology three years in the making called Thync can purportedly alter a user’s mood. Vibe Squad representative Audrey Orozco came to the BTR offices where Third Eye Weekly hosts Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz tested out the technology.
A group comprised of seven Berklee College students who are fusing traditional surf-rock elements with dreamy pop hooks that make it impossible not to dance.
The kind of rock and roll dolphins would make… if they could!
We review the terrifying new Austrian revenge horror thriller ‘Goodnight Mommy’ and provide a list of the best Autumn flicks
This week we’re honoring one of our favorite seasons by talking with three distinct guests that pay homage to different interpretations of fall.
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.
Even in mathematics, there are exceptions to every rule. Lilith, a power trio based out of Boston, Massachusetts, manages to embrace the zany perfectionism of the genre while simultaneously eschewing some of its esotericism.
On fusing together the worlds of math-rock and pop
Open Week – BTR talks with Free the Nipple freedom fighter Rachel Jessee. She’s an actress, model, performer, and NYC’s GoTopless spokeswoman. She shares her experience from the NYC parade and some insights into how we can all do our part to spread more awareness.
We review the new Beach Boys Brian Wilson biopic ‘Love and Mercy’ and share our top ten most mind opening movies!
Open Week – There are many types of grand openings, including restaurant debuts and movie premieres, and some members of the BTR staff have had a chance to check out a few. From nerdy midnight movie premieres to band documentary releases, not to mention the re-opening of The Westcott Theater to a Central Perk pop-up cafe, these are the grand openings attended by BTR staffers.
We’re going to be exploring some of the ways that open sourcing and openness can provide more opportunities in the sectors of community politics and science.
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.
Blowing the walls off of expectations and any kind of timidity with stylized punk and razor sharp commentary, Boston’s Tomboy are making more noise than a raucous self-detonating bomb. But it’s a bomb with intent.
On female Christian rock bands and fusing politics with art
Due to Wes Craven’s recent passing (RIP), we decided to honor his legacy by reviewing his debut ‘Last House on the Left’
Abdu Ali left his community in Baltimore to seek inspiration in Brooklyn, NY. What he discovered, however, was far from what he was searching for. After returning to his roots, Ali reflects on the destructive environment that he left behind and shares with BTR some insights into what he learned along the way.
We delve into the labors of work, health and reporting on today’s podcast to discover how to find happiness and balance in it all.
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.
Drawing from some of the heavy, darker elements of the local scene and fusing them with pop sensibilities, the band has created an album that’s catchy as hell while still revelatory.
On drunken French antics and the paradox between sentiment and satire
Find out why we thought the new Avengers: Age of Ultron kicked ass and hear our list of the best mindless movies!
Today’s podcast is about the paradox in how the seemingly superficial, on-the-surface workings of our world have greater impacts than we image.
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.
Surface Week – Pushing against the crassly consumerist culture that permeates journalism and the magazine world, ‘Delayed Gratification’ was born. It’s a quarterly publication dedicated to stories that never made the limelight, and providing thorough coverage to those that only captured our attention spans briefly.
Bent Knee is intent on twisting influences and genres into something that, ultimately, ceases to resemble the original shapes that formed it. They devise cataclysmic song structures with the wit and veracity of a malfunctioning robot intent on destroying its master.
On controlled explosions and Japanese karaoke
School Week – While teachers are necessary for many lessons, there are some skills we can learn alone. We at BTR have taught ourselves how to play the sitar, sew, and stir fry.
We talk about if comedy and action can mix in Marvel’s newest adaptation ‘Ant Man’ and review the top ten best school flicks!
Experimental new teaching methods, DIY schools, and more creativity are all becoming staples in an institution badly in need of reform.
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.
The Fayetteville, Arkansas group of rag-tag musicians create songs that walk the fine line between suggestive complexity and a simplicity that makes everything not only palatable but rip-roaring fun.
Moving on after the loss of a band-mate and escaping stereotypes of the South
We review the Argentinian black-comedy ‘Wild Tales,’ which was nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar
Try to imagine an apathetic Buddy Holly who just moved to Brooklyn from the countryside, loves to get drunk, and sing pop numbers with a loose gang of garage twangers. If you can imagine that, you might have something close to Flower Girl.
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
Excess Week – A revolutionary new immersive experience is currently in the works that could forever alter the ways in which we interact with our entertainment. BTR takes a sneak peek inside the world’s very first immersive virtual reality theme park.
A healthy dose of P-Funk style bass whallops and groove with elements of R&B, synth-fed glam, psychedelic squabbles, and sounds that seem like the ghost of Freddie Mercury is twisting its way through the madness? Toss it in, hit blend, and you’ve got Danny James.
On what’s hip, virtuosity, and the musical family
We give our spin on the Judd Apatow comedy ‘Trainwreck’ starring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, and LeBron James
Today’s podcast looks at the science, history and attributes to happiness.
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.
While Mondo Drag drifts close to home for lovers of late ’60s and early ’70s psychedelic rock, there are plenty of nuanced surprises and enough kick-ass chemistry at work to satiate even the most skeptic contemporaries.
The resurrection of classic 70s hard rock has arrived, and it’s still fresh!
Tune in to hear a review of the super creepy Skype horror film “Unfriended” and our list of the most buzz-worthy flicks!
Mexican-born 3D printing artist Fernando Sosa creates Donald Trump butt plugs to combat racism. He couldn’t believe that the GOP Presidential candidate says those distasteful things, and currently, the plug is generating quite a buzz.
We learn about the science behind deja vu, 3D printed Donald Trump butt-plugs and a Wet Hot Brooklyn Summer talent show in today’s buzz week episode.
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.
Capable of a lullaby’s croon, lamenting cries, and powerful defiance, Lila Rose has a far-reaching voice with range and conviction. She is a daring singer, songwriter, and visual artist.
On the interconnectedness of all life and freeing the nipple
Roots Week – While there is still no proven theory to explain exactly why deja vu occurs in epileptics or healthy people, scientists have pinpointed the temporal lobe of the brain as the seat where it occurs. However, there is also a persistent version of deja vu when people aren’t aware that it’s occurring.
We go back to our roots this week with a review of one of our favorite comedies ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’
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.
The Wandering Lake bring forth a spirited offering of electric-tinged folk that has a way of summoning sentimentality and nostalgia without ever becoming weighed down by it.
On not disappointing your professor and the music of nature
Reality Week – The violin is practically another appendage for Roger Frisch. He’s a musician in the truest sense of the word; if he’s not performing every day there is no satisfaction. Frisch tells BTR how he even performs when he’s undergoing surgery.
We review the Australian thriller ‘Strangerland’ starring Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, and Joseph Fiennes
If you haven’t heard the band Heat yet, get ready for some ultra-wavy, head-bobbing pop-perfection. BTR spoke with frontman Susil Sharma about how the band formed, their songwriting process, and playing a Madonna cover.
We speak with a master-concerto, an astrologer and a poet about how our passions help dictate the reality of the world us.
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.
Drum loops bend, twist, and crackle; swinging pendulums cast echoes and distortions off of a landscape that seems to shift before the ears have time to catch up. Let us introduce you to Gibberish out of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
On otherworldly sounds and deliberation versus spontaneity
Birthday Week – What happens to babies born on February 29? How is life different for those who only technically have birthdays every four years? BTR investigates Leap Year Day babies and how they deal with aging.
We review the not-so-special new Disney flick ‘Tomorrowland’ starring George Clooney and talk the best and worst reality show spin offs
We talk with the founder of the Leap Year Day Society, BTR’s Jess Goulart about birthdays abroad, and Isabel Allende about graceful ageing
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.
It started on the back porch of a party and has grown into unbreakable friendship, music and more. Ditch Cat, out of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is “gettin’ it done,” country with an edge.
On gettin’ it done, country with an edge, and bringing it all back home.
We review Paul Feig’s action-comedy film ‘Spy’ starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Jude Law, and Rose Byrne
Can we produce more within the borders of our country, or is sourcing from other countries part of an inevitable economy and future?
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.
Made in the USA Week – Aspects of American culture, nature, and cuisine make our country truly unique. We’re proud to be American for many reasons, be it iconic photographs, jazz music, tater tots, or vast landscapes.
Shawn James & The Shapeshifters isn’t just another rag-tag ensemble of conventional string dusters. They may build expectations by resembling their Arkansas-based, traditional-playing contemporaries, but these rogue bluegrassers have discovered a noticeably harder edge.
Rock and roar if you’re a badass bear playing the heavy metal banjo!
Fan Week – It seems as though there are two types of concert attendees: those that are constantly taking photos and videos of the event and those that leave their phones/cameras in their pockets or at home. Since many of us here at BTR enjoy some live music now and again, we decided to chime in on the matter.
This week we review Pixar’s new animated film ‘Inside Out,’ with voice-overs from Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Louis Black, and more!
Composer Gizem Gokoglu’s output is immeasurably diverse, including soundtracks to short films, re-scores of cinema classics, and original compositions for jazz orchestras. She talks to BTR about writing film scores and making music from afar.
What are some of the ways that fans take their reverence to the next level, to further not only themselves but to bring other people together?
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.
David Block of Human Experience is not the easiest person to get a hold of. He just wrapped up a festival in Bali. He premiered one of his sets to an eclectic audience numbering in the thousands and representing close to 50 different countries. We finally pinned him down for an interview and it was worth the wait.
David Block explores music in every country with a little help from his friends
Feminism, genetic engineering, and Chris Pratt being a badass? Check out our review of ‘Jurassic World!’
Today on Third Eye we are looking specifically into the relationship of old-time nostalgia with some of our favorite bars.
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.
Being in a band is a bit like being in an open relationship–if you don’t have complete honesty chances are it’ll fall apart. Golden Drugs out of Oakland, California has found the perfect relationship balance.
Telekinesis, beauty versus horror, and getting high on the sun
We review ‘Tangerine’–the first film ever to be shot only using iPhones! We also interview Moondog Labs, who made it all possible
Never mind the Lords of Dogtown–here’s a different platoon of riders from the concrete vistas that you should know about. Over Lord, Theory Lord, and Splice Lord talk hand-me-down accordions and the connection between skateboarding and music.
In honor of Rain Week, BTR staffers Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis describe the sensations of oncoming rain onto themselves.
There’s a lot more than meets the eye behind something we take for granted like rain and we’re about to tune our third eyes onto why.
Yes, you read that right. Dish + Drink has in fact traveled to the beautiful country of Thailand and back again with the help of BTR’s own Zach Schepis. He recounts his journey, which includes the spiciest curry he’s tasted to date.
Rain Week – There seems to be a general division of camps between those who relish the experience of a rain storm and those who pray for nothing more than a larger umbrella. But the calm immediately following a downpour carries with it a universally soothing aura. BTR consults a bubble expert about new findings that reveal the secret behind rain’s distinct scent.
For Jason Baldock and Gemma Dietrich of the British neo-soul inspired duo Rope Store, an underground bunker surrounded by three feet of concrete makes the perfect muse for songwriting.
The benefits of writing a song in a day while underground in a Cold War bunker
Is ‘Mad Max – Fury Road’ a feminist conspiracy or a kickass action movie? Tune in for our review!
This week we look at nostalgia and vintage nods to yesteryear in a generation that seeks the past to define the present.
Jared Garcia of Thieves and Gypsys discusses the band’s start. Garcia also talks dropping out of school to follow music and expanding the sounds of a trio.
On dropping out of school to follow music and expanding the sounds of a trio
Find out why we’re terrified by haunted mirrors in our review of the new horror movie ‘Oculus’ (available on Netflix)
Andrew Vladeck, principal songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist for the band Fireships, is currently on tour to promote the group’s new self-titled release. Vladeck talks about being a singing park ranger and getting by with a little help from your friends.
What ways can we take a break from the daily grind and lose ourselves to a sense of vacation with new adventures?
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.
Capturing the spirit of the desert and embracing what it means to be an outlaw.
Capturing the spirit of the desert and embracing what it means to be an outlaw
Blacklist Week – BTR is getting a jump on Banned Books Week by discussing our favorite books that have been challenged or banned either in the United States or abroad. Our picks include ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’, ‘The Catcher in the Rye’, and more.
We review the Tribeca Premiere of ‘The Adderall Diaries’ starring James Franco, Amber Heard, Ed Harris, and Christian Slater!
Budding songwriter Megan Burns is Flamingo Pink! When she’s not directing a theater production of ‘Mary Poppins’ at the Santa Fe Performing Arts Center, she’s also co-directing the artist collective known as ‘Meow Wolf’ and running her own clothing alteration company Tiger Deer.
Weaving electronic lullabies and finding love in the heart of nature
We review the harrowing suicide tale ‘Bridgend’ and interview ‘Game of Thrones’ actress Hannah Murray and director Jeppe Ronde!
BTR sits down with two members of the Minnesota-based quartet Sick of Sarah. Jesse Farmer and Jessica Forsythe discuss new material, leaving their old label, and being the first band to release an album with BitTorrent.
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.
Nacha Mendez’ boasts a long line of musical accomplishments and rich diversity of collaborations that she has made possible over the years. She’s created garage rock with her family, played in a salsa band, studied flamenco guitar under the tutelage of Manuel Granados, and traveled with Robert Ashley’s avant-garde Opera Company.
A chance discovery that would lead two songwriters from different parts of the world together
We review the Michael Fassbender western ‘Slow West’ and feature an exclusive Tribeca red carpet interview with the director!
Tune in as we break down what FOMO really is about and talk with experts on its psychological implications.
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.
Christopher Norman is a singer/songwriter and electronic music producer. Utilizing ethereal samples, soulful melodies, and a smattering of Minimoog synthesizer sounds, Norman sculpts music that is meant to be sifted through layer by layer.
FOMO Week – FOMO prevails in our daily lives. We miss out and it causes us to feel jealous, envious, or regretful. Alas, there are many ways to fight and get over the feeling.
A man in love with his Minimoog and chopping up cellos
We review the new Jennifer Aniston movie ‘Cake’ and feature an exclusive interview with Arianna Huffington
Take two blokes from successful indie Brit bands and throw them together to paint their masterpiece, or rather, their ultimate painting. Jack Cooper and James Hoare, leading members of Veronica Falls and Mazes, discuss their newest collaboration.
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.
Nerd Week – Entomology professor Bradley S. Vinson and mechanical engineering professor Hong Liang created a project aimed at augmenting roaches with technology that allows them to be remote-controlled. The aim is to maneuver the roaches into hard-to-reach areas.
David Berkeley sits down with BTR about living on the island of Corsica and merging the worlds of literature and music. His newest record, ‘Cardboard Boat’, is slated for release in late September.
Living on the island of Corsica and merging the worlds of literature and music
For our first Tribeca Film Festival flick we review the road-trip drama ‘Shut Up and Drive’ and interview the director and cast!
Climate Week – BTR asks Ken Johnson from the Solar Industry Association of America if solar energy can win the battle with fossil fuels. He talks about ongoing tax breaks for fossil fuels and developments in solar technology.
Tune in to Third Eye for Climate Week as we look at the science of hurricanes, solar energy and the secrets held in a butterfly.
Many people seem to agree that the climate is changing, but disagree on what can be done about it. This week on BTR Pulse, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people on the streets of New York what they believe their role is in dealing with the issue. While many acknowledge the environmental stakes to be high, some of the reactions may be surprising.
Getting lost in the world and bringing back the stories of others
We review Lars Von Trier’s apocalyptic masterpiece ‘Melancholia’ and interview cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro
New Jersey-based songwriter Rylan Stowe talks to BTR about changing band lineups, 2015 plans, and his songwriting process. Stowe also offers some insight into the inspiration for songs off his most recent EP.
How a knitting group, industrial art space and a pizza shop are all bringing more compassion to the world.
Care Week – In the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago, Mary Visconti works to better the community. Armed with needle and thread, she created KnitLAB–a fiber arts workshop aimed towards supplying creative opportunities to underprivileged children in the impoverished surrounding neighborhoods.
For Care Week at BTR, Lisa Autz and Zach Schepis ask people when they felt most cared for in their lives and when they have been most caring toward other people.
Hello and welcome to Discovery Corner on BTR! This week we’ll be checking out Magpies–a band based out of Missoula, Montana that’s equal parts garage fuzz meltdowns and bittersweet harmonies and hooks.
We review Alex Gibney’s horrifying documentary ‘Going Clear’ which reveals how scary Scientology really is
Today’s podcast looks at government, technological and volcanic monitoring that are all increasing vastly in our world.
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.
Monitoring Week – Lipsmark LLC brand owner Mark Phillips tells BTR about his legal battles in the past year trying to get powdered alcohol onto shelves in the US. Phillips recounts his efforts with the Alcohol and Tabacco Tax and Trade Bureau in ordered to get his product, Palcohol, approved.
(Explicit content is present in this article.) The band on why they say the name isn’t harmful and opening our third eyes to the beyond.
An interview with Dustin Hill from the band Black Pussy, about psychedelics and unearthing songs
This week we review the worst movie of all time, ‘The Room’
Stevie Pohlman from Portland-based rock band Mope Grooves sits down with BTR to talk about abandoned high schools, best-friend yetis, and making mix-tapes for 13-year-olds. Mope Grooves recently finished a US tour and is planning to reissue their last release, ‘Weird Girls’.
Tune as we talk to the makers of a Zombie Apocalypse class & Ben Nelson, founder of the Minerva Project.
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.
Class Week – A man in Paraguay works with children and transforms garbage into musical instruments.
There are many waves, but only a single ocean.
A talk with Roger Sellers about being a one-man band and creating cosmic layers
We review the first Iranian vampire flick ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’ and talk feminism, film noir, and spaghetti westerns
Listen as we learn about the unprepared moments of life through diet, technology and music.
Unprepared Week – Pew Researcher Lee Rainie discusses our digital footprints and what they reveal.
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.
How sickness led to the sinister, sincere, and silly sides of a budding Austin rock band.
The Editorial Staff picks their favorite bars around the globe.
How sickness led to the sinister, sincere, and silly sides of a budding Austin rock band
We review the terrifying new film ‘It Follows’ and talk about some of the endings in film we were least prepared for
Adventure Week – Katie Spotz, the youngest person to ever solo row across the Atlantic, shares her journey.
On naked garbage bag jams and serious humor.
This week we speak with an ultra-marathon runner, the youngest person to ever solo row the Atlantic Ocean and Twitter adventurers!
On working with the Flaming Lips and Bon Iver, samples on samples, and shoe gazing from the future.
On working with The Flaming Lips and Bon Iver, samples on samples, and shoegazing from the future
We review the oh-so controversial ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and talk about our favorite adventure flicks
Third Eye looks into the shaping of our new economy with Canada’s #1 entrepreneur, Bitchcoins and social enterprises.
New Economy Week – Canada’s #1 female entrepreneur shares what it takes to become successful.
On opening for Sonic Youth, deconstructing, and hustling to make music.
Taking it to the streets of Detroit to talk with Turn to Crime’s Derek Stanton about experimenting and making the music in your head
We review the controversial new Power/Rangers internet short film by Joseph Kahn and talk online media sharing
On the similarities between insects and romantic courtship while throwing snowballs through hell.
Third Eye looks into the power of secrets, how shaming is utilized to sustain them, and the mystery they add to life.
On folk noir, Spaghetti Westerns, and learning the harmonica.
The smoky tumble and roll of the Whiskey Folk Ramblers create their own genre, ‘folk-noir’
We talk DIY hacks for filmmakers on a budget and review the Academy-Award winning doc ‘CitizenFour’
Hacking Week – A healthcare information technology specialist weighs in on whether our medical records are safe.
Today’s podcasts looks into the benefits of computer hacking and if we can be more wisely navigating in the cybercrime world?
Playing the cello like a drum, first love, and finding your home on the road.
An exploration of folksy Irish roots through the heartbreaking beauty of cellist Alana Henderson
This week we review Uberto Pasolini’s ‘Still Life’ and talk about selfie culture!
Goth-trap, department stores, Greek mythology, and Christina Aguilera?
We talk with the inventor of Selfie on a Stick, a researcher on the narcissim of selfies, and selfies as an art form.
Selfie Week – A chat with the co-founder of Selfie on a Stick about the product’s craze.
Dish + Drink asks the Editorial Staff how they feel about spicy food and roller coasters.
Toting the line between Zen and zoot and realizing the band is family.
How to balance Zen and partying, becoming professional, and playing some kickass rock and roll
Outlier Week – We talk with the first ever official human cyborg about what it’s like to hear colors.
We review David Linklater’s magnum opus ‘Boyhood’ and share some of our favorite romance films for Valentine’s Day!
For Outlier Week, Third Eye talks with Malcolm Gladwell, a Saharra crossing marathon runner and the first human cyborg.
On companies fueling artists, layering perspectives, and taking the time to do it all right.
On companies fueling artists, layering perspectives, and taking the time to do it all right
We review Clint Eastwood’s controversial ‘American Sniper’ and feature interviews with Chris Kyle’s wife Taya and actress Sienna Miller
A sixteen year-old who makes dope jazz beats, writes love letters to fans, and eats limes with the skin still on.
Today’s show on disruption discusses technological shabbats, connective tissue treatment, and surviving the Boston Bombing.
Disruptive Week – Why the subjective nature of harsh words isn’t the same as it once was.
On marrying your singer, ditching the drums, and finding your spirit animal.
It’s our 1 year anniversary! We’re celebrating with a throwback by reviewing the classic ‘Casablanca’
College Week – How all the “isms” from school translate into contemporary culture.
How does the college experience challenge previously help ideologies and is all worth while regardless of the growing debt?
A talk with jazz bassist Francesco Marcocci about exploring world influences and jamming with giants
Should Julianne Moore win the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in ‘Still Alice?’ We think so!
Millennials Week – Will the first all-online horror movie ‘Unfriended’ reinvent the genre, or bring more of the same?
Being a boss of bossa nova while bringing the noise.
Learn how millennials are taking political action, partying like it’s the 1920s, and revolutionizing their future.
Roots reggae meets bluegrass meets Eastern philosophy and the importance of family.
This week we talk Oscar-buzz and review the musical thriller ‘Whiplash’ starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons
Inspired Week – A closer look into one of NYC’s premiere underground party circuits.
What a Mount Everest climber, a youth poet laureate and a 96-year-old yoga instructor can teach us about inspiration.
On making a song good enough to play by yourself and reading young-adult British sci-fi novels.
Featuring Wil Farr–lead guitarist and vocalist from Hurrah! A Bolt of Light! Treading the line between ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and Bruce Springsteen.
We review Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’ and feature interviews with Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz!
The all-girl band from Spain trade feelings to sing, riff on ex-boyfriends, and love Bill Murray.
Fitness Week – A UFC mixed martial arts fighter chats about his journey and offers extreme workout tips.
It’s fitness week here on BTR! Listen in as we discuss advancing sports technology with Mark McClusky and work-out music with DJ Meredith!
Sidestepping the Hollywood legacy of his family to blaze a songwriting trail of his own.
This week I feature Jesse Macht, the singer songwriter from LA whose brother is the star on the series ‘Suits’
New Year’s Week – According to unfortunate reports, ‘tis the season for grand theft auto.
We review director Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” and feature interviews with Joaquin Phoenix, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, and more!
This week we reflect on our New Year and invite WFIT Radio Director Alex Bodnar onto the show to discuss 2014’s best entertainment moments