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BreakThru Radio Weekly is a weekly podcast that features regular contributors offering their views on major political and/or cultural topics of the day. Additionally, it features a weekly movie review and discussion, personal stories from people we encounter on the streets of NYC, additional political commentary from the hosts of Radio Dispatch, and a preview of a song from an upcoming episode of BTR Live Studio. Some recurring feature segments include: Matt Ruby Interviews, Film Fest Coverage, Twitter Moments, 10Yr Movie Retro

Latest Episodes

Ep 118 // Raanan Hershberg w/ Matt Ruby, on Silent Meditation Retreats / ‘The Farewell’

Contributor Matt Ruby and guest Raanan Hershberg discuss their experiences with silent meditation retreats (and comedy). Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘The Farewell,’ directed by Lulu Wang and starring Awkwafina and Zhao Shuzhen -- out now from A24. And we’ll take exclusive early listen to a performance by Indian singer/songwriter Prateek Kuhad, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session. Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu. 00:00 - Intro 01:07 - Matt Ruby chats w/ Raanan Hershberg about Silent Meditation Retreats 31:22 - 1st Person: Justin // Breaking Through The Illusion of Reality 35:11 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘The Farewell’ 36:27 - Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert) 54:36 - “Fighter” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) - Prateek Kuhad 59:13 - Outro / Credits 60:04 - Finish.

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Ep 118 // Raanan Hershberg w/ Matt Ruby, on Silent Meditation Retreats / ‘The Farewell’

Ep 117 // ‘Yesterday’ / ‘Toy Story 4’

Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss two new movies out now in theaters: ‘Yesterday’ (Universal Pictures) - directed by Danny Boyle and starring Himesh Patel, Lily James, Joel Fry, Kate McKinnon, and Ed Sheeran. ‘Toy Story 4’ (Walt Disney) - directed by Josh Cooley and starring Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Tim Allen, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Christina Hendricks. And we’ll take exclusive early listens to performances by Be Forest and Ames, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session. Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu. 00:00 - Intro 01:10 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Yesterday’ 02:35 - Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert) 22:29 - 1st Person: Kim // Remunerating Academic Labor 26:26 - “You, Nothing” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) - Be Forest 30:52 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Toy Story 4’ 32:33 - Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert) 59:34 - “Old Hero” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) - Ames ...

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Ep 117 // ‘Yesterday’ / ‘Toy Story 4’

Ep 116 // 20yr Film Retro: ‘American Beauty’ / ‘Maiden’

J. McVay is joined by Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to begin a new ongoing project in which they look back on movies from 1999 to discuss how they hold up 20 years later. First in the series: ‘American Beauty,’ directed by Sam Mendes. Later in the episode, Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay discuss the new documentary, ‘Maiden,’ directed by Alex Holmes, about the first all-female yacht crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989 -- out now from Sony Pictures Classics. And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Los Angeles artist Meg Myer, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session. Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu. 00:00 - Intro 01:15 - START /// 20yr Film Retro: ‘American Beauty’ w/ J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, & Charles Hinshaw 03:43 - Did you see this when it came out? 04:25 - What was your take on it then? 05:48 - What’s your take on it now? Does it hold up? What stands out now that didn't stand out then? 30:39 - Have th...

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Ep 116 // 20yr Film Retro: ‘American Beauty’ / ‘Maiden’

Latest Episodes

Ep 118 // Raanan Hershberg w/ Matt Ruby, on Silent Meditation Retreats / ‘The Farewell’

Contributor Matt Ruby and guest Raanan Hershberg discuss their experiences with silent meditation retreats (and comedy). Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘The Farewell,’ directed by Lulu Wang and starring Awkwafina and Zhao Shuzhen -- out now from A24. And we’ll take exclusive early listen to a performance by Indian singer/songwriter Prateek Kuhad, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session. Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu. 00:00 - Intro 01:07 - Matt Ruby chats w/ Raanan Hershberg about Silent Meditation Retreats 31:22 - 1st Person: Justin // Breaking Through The Illusion of Reality 35:11 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘The Farewell’ 36:27 - Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert) 54:36 - “Fighter” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) - Prateek Kuhad 59:13 - Outro / Credits 60:04 - Finish.

-1 s3 days ago
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Ep 118 // Raanan Hershberg w/ Matt Ruby, on Silent Meditation Retreats / ‘The Farewell’

Ep 117 // ‘Yesterday’ / ‘Toy Story 4’

Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss two new movies out now in theaters: ‘Yesterday’ (Universal Pictures) - directed by Danny Boyle and starring Himesh Patel, Lily James, Joel Fry, Kate McKinnon, and Ed Sheeran. ‘Toy Story 4’ (Walt Disney) - directed by Josh Cooley and starring Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Tim Allen, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Christina Hendricks. And we’ll take exclusive early listens to performances by Be Forest and Ames, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session. Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu. 00:00 - Intro 01:10 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Yesterday’ 02:35 - Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert) 22:29 - 1st Person: Kim // Remunerating Academic Labor 26:26 - “You, Nothing” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) - Be Forest 30:52 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Toy Story 4’ 32:33 - Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert) 59:34 - “Old Hero” (BTR Live Studio, 2019) - Ames ...

-1 s1 weeks ago
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Ep 117 // ‘Yesterday’ / ‘Toy Story 4’

Ep 116 // 20yr Film Retro: ‘American Beauty’ / ‘Maiden’

J. McVay is joined by Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to begin a new ongoing project in which they look back on movies from 1999 to discuss how they hold up 20 years later. First in the series: ‘American Beauty,’ directed by Sam Mendes. Later in the episode, Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay discuss the new documentary, ‘Maiden,’ directed by Alex Holmes, about the first all-female yacht crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989 -- out now from Sony Pictures Classics. And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Los Angeles artist Meg Myer, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session. Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu. 00:00 - Intro 01:15 - START /// 20yr Film Retro: ‘American Beauty’ w/ J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, & Charles Hinshaw 03:43 - Did you see this when it came out? 04:25 - What was your take on it then? 05:48 - What’s your take on it now? Does it hold up? What stands out now that didn't stand out then? 30:39 - Have th...

-1 s2 weeks ago
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Ep 116 // 20yr Film Retro: ‘American Beauty’ / ‘Maiden’

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