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BreakThru Radio Weekly

BreakThru Radio Weekly

J. McVay, BTRtoday

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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, 1st Person stories from people we encounter on the streets of NYC, and a preview of a song from an upcoming episode of BTR Live Studio. Recurring segments and coverage:FILM FESTIVALS: Tribeca Film Festival 2019 (Part 1 & Part 2), New York Film Festival 2018 (Part 1 & Part 2), Tribeca Film Festival 2018 (Part 1 & Part 2) 2009 FILM RETRO: The Hurt Locker,

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Ep 181 // Meet BTR: Nikkiesha McLeod / ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’

"J. McVay is joined by Nikkiesha McLeod, as we return to our series of recurring segments in which we meet the people behind what we do here at BTRtoday. Nikkiesha recently joined us here at BTR, as host of our newest podcast, ‘When We See Each Other.’ Follow Nikkiesha on Twitter and Instagram. Also, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay ill discuss the recently released movie, ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things,’ written and directed by Charlie Kaufman and starring Jesse Plemons and Jessie Buckley–available on Netflix. And we hear a live performance from Photo Ops, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/Qsu3ToWKhho[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/yl1klFOs3rg[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/cDTg62vsV4U[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:18 - START /// Meet BTR: Nikkiesha McLeod / about ‘When We See Each Other’ podcast 10:20 - Earliest musical memories: MJ and running away to the steelpan yard 15:33 - Moving from steelpan to other drums and percussion / college punk band 18:19 - First NYC band: Telenovela Star (via a Craigslist ad) 21:08 - Post-Telenovela Star to solo project / becoming a lead singer, etc. 26:14 - Any plans for more music? 29:00 - Poetry: “a poem is a song and a song is a poem” 34:36 - Wrapping up /// END 36:48 - Megan // Losing Her Mother To Alcoholism 43:17 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ 44:37 - Movie Chat: Jacqueline Soller + J. McVay [SPOILER ALERT] 63:25 - "Play On" (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Photo Ops 67:16 - Outro/credits 67:57 - Finish. "

67 min1 d ago
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Ep 181 // Meet BTR: Nikkiesha McLeod / ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’

Ep 180 // Trump Doesn’t Care, Dems Need To Focus, & New Oscar Rules

"Life During Quarantine: Covid-19 Live Updates: Trump Says He ‘Up-Played’ the Virus, Then Downplays It // NY Times There's Still An Election: Catching up: The RNC, DNC, and Kamala Harris is Biden's running mate Is This the Secret to Selling Joe Biden? // The Atlantic How much of the country may view the election results as illegitimate... and then what? What else? The Oscars’ new rules for Best Picture nominees, explained // Vox Our Week in Media: The Ridiculous War-Gaming of the 2020 Election // The New Republic BTR Live Studio: [youtube]https://youtu.be/D5ZUfKPk0w4[/youtube] Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Associate Producer/Contributor: Joe Virgillito Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu 00:00 - Intro 01:27 - Life During Quarantine: Trump doesn’t care about people dying and lies about his response to the pandemic 15:30 - There’s Still An Election: Remember the conventions? / The Biden campaign is wooing younger voters with hints at progressiveness, but no specifics / A large perce...

71 min1 w ago
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Ep 180 // Trump Doesn’t Care, Dems Need To Focus, & New Oscar Rules

Ep 179 // Paul Ollinger w/ Matt Ruby / ‘Buoyancy’

"Contributor Matt Ruby speaks with Paul Ollinger. Paul is a comedian, used to work at Facebook, and now hosts a podcast that explores the psychology of money, called ‘Crazy Money.’ Also, J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss the new movie, ‘Buoyancy’ which is available now via Kino Lorber’s virtual cinema, Kino Marquee. And we also hear live performances from Oginalii and HaStyle Rhymes, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Politics and Culture: Matt Ruby Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/mb43Raj44BQ[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/dml3P5Wqbmw[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/xIIw_nJlVf4[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:11 - START /// Matt Ruby chats with Paul Ollinger / beginning the ‘Crazy Money’ podcast / why people are reluctant to discuss money 03:20 - Personal relationship with money and finances as a comedian, then working at Facebook 11:10 - Comedians...

53 s2 w ago
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Ep 179 // Paul Ollinger w/ Matt Ruby / ‘Buoyancy’

Ep 178 // Excellent Adventures, Bogus Journeys, & Music Faced

"J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw discuss the new movie, ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music,’ as well as the first two movies in the series from around 30 years ago. And we also hear a live performance from BRNDA, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributors on Movies: Jacqueline Soller & Charles Hinshaw Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/qwPdchQupv4[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:01 - Movie Chat: ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ 26:00 - Movie Chat: ‘Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey’ 38:30 - Movie Chat: ‘Bill & Ted Face The Music’ 63:57 - “Jackie’s Bone Tired” (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - BRNDA 67:35 - Outro/credits 68:18 - Finish. "

68 min3 w ago
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Ep 178 // Excellent Adventures, Bogus Journeys, & Music Faced

Ep 177 // The VoiceLove Project / ‘Mr. Jones’

"Contributor Matt Ruby speaks with Doctors Tamatha Fenster and Marc Schiffman, of the VoiceLove Project, about their development of a low-cost method of putting isolated COVID-19 patients in better touch with their loved ones using walkie-talkies made for kids. If you’d like to support VoiceLove, find the campaign on GoFundMe. Also, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Mr. Jones,’ directed by Agnieszka Holland and starring James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, and Peter Sarsgaard–out now from Samuel Goldwyn Films. And we also hear live performances from Shamir and Space Sluts, both recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Politics & Culture: Matt Ruby Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/lgYZ3zB0qGI[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/3vhXJDpaAAA[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:18 - START /// Matt Ruby chats w/ Doctors Tamatha Fenster & Marc Schiffman of the VoiceLov...

78 minAUG 28
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Ep 177 // The VoiceLove Project / ‘Mr. Jones’

Ep 176 // Bold Economic Action vs. COVID-19 w/ L. Randall Wray / ‘She Dies Tomorrow’

"Associate Producer Joe Virgillito speaks with economist and author L. Randall Wray, a leading proponent of Modern Monetary Theory, about the kind of bold economic action that may be needed to deal with the economic consequences of the pandemic. Later in the episode, J. McVay and Jacqueline Sollerdiscuss the new movie, ‘She Dies Tomorrow,’ directed by Amy Seimetz–out now from Neon. And we also hear live performances from Nejma Nefertiti and Carriers, both recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Mentioned: 'Heterodox Economic Policy for the 21st Century’ "The Economic Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic” Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Associate Producer/Contributor: Joe Virgillito Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/2rhKCPihwO4[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/NdvqbajRz-4[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/lzImiYEeEu0[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:15 - Joe Virgilitto chats w/ L. Randall Wray about economic actio...

66 minAUG 21
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Ep 176 // Bold Economic Action vs. COVID-19 w/ L. Randall Wray / ‘She Dies Tomorrow’

Ep 175 // Lobbyist Influence at the DNC w/ David Moore

"Associate Producer Joe Virgillito speaks with journalist David Moore about the role corporate lobbyists play in the Democratic National Committee and how they influence the direction of the Democratic party. Moore is co-founder of Sludge, a website that features investigative journalism specifically on lobbying and money in politics. We also hear live performances from Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose, Lotion Princess, Forever Honey, and Looms–all recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Associate Producer/Contributor: Joe Virgillito Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/A0deBQjTR7c[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/b7wwclaDlVU[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/3ysyHdJ7XyU[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/aubgIhQ54cc[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/TQQZE9LT71s[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/WImE3lSogqQ[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/-5_4lkDvwuw[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:16 - START /// Joe Virgillito chats w/ David ...

53 minAUG 14
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Ep 175 // Lobbyist Influence at the DNC w/ David Moore

Ep 174 // Best Movies of 2020 So Far + Pandemic First Watches

"J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw discuss their favorite films of the year so far: Bad Boys For Life House Of Hummingbird The Invisible Man John Lewis: Good Trouble Never Rarely Sometimes Always Shirley Slay The Dragon The Wild Goose Lake And also, the things they’ve watched for the first time during the pandemic that they enjoyed most: Coin Locker Girl (2015) Get On The Bus (1996) The Karate Kid (1984) LA 92 (2017) Mystic Pizza (1988) Mother (2009) Philadelphia (1993) Watchmen (2019/HBO) Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributors on Movies: Jacqueline Soller & Charles Hinshaw Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu 00:00 - Intro 01:00 - Favorite movies of 2020 so far… and thoughts on “moviegoing” during the pandemic 08:45 - Chuck’s 1st pick 12:00 - Jackie’s 1st pick 14:27 - J’s 1st pick 17:30 - Chuck’s 2nd pick 20:50 - Jackie’s 2nd pick 22:55 - J’s 2nd pick 25:00 - Chuck’s 3rd pick 27:38 - Jackie’s 3rd pick 29:15 - J’s 3rd pick 31:25 - Favorite 1st wat...

58 minAUG 7
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Ep 174 // Best Movies of 2020 So Far + Pandemic First Watches

Ep 173 // Medical Professionals Call For Reset / Trump & A Disputed Election / ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

"Life During Quarantine SHUT IT DOWN, START OVER, DO IT RIGHT: An open letter to America’s decision makers, on behalf of health professionals across the country. // U.S. PIRG ‘Ships don’t feed hungry children’: Democrats blast weapons spending in Senate GOP stimulus // Politico U.S. Republicans seek liability protections as coronavirus aid battle looms // Reuters There’s Still An Election As Trump demurs, an unimaginable question forms: Could the president reach for the military in a disputed election? // WaPo DNC platform committee votes to reject Medicare for All despite overwhelming support from voters // Salon Our Week In Media Homeland Security Was Destined to Become a Secret Police Force // New Yorker Why is Trump’s Campaign Suing a Small Wisconsin TV Station? // Trump, Inc. (podcast) [youtube]https://youtu.be/CW_z6EBG4uI[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/z_oEkOdIXdo[/youtube] Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Associate Producer/Contributor: Joe Virgilliito Compo...

62 minJUL 31
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Ep 173 // Medical Professionals Call For Reset / Trump & A Disputed Election / ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

Ep 172 // Rabbi Avram Mlotek w/ Matt Ruby

"Contributor Matt Ruby interviews returning guest, Rabbi Avram Mlotek about how religious leaders are dealing with the ongoing crises in this country around the COVID-19 pandemic and racism. The Rabbi is a co-founder of Base Hillel, a home centered ministry for millennials, now in nine cities. His new book, ‘Why Jews Do That: Or 30 Questions Your Rabbi Never Answered’ is out soon. Plus live performances from Worriers and Seán Barna, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Politics and Culture: Matt Ruby Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/uSlJ64RfbAQ[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/VbJGYrZkdwY[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/WuIn-v22KbU[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:17 - START /// Matt Ruby chats w/ Rabbi Avram Mlotek / info about Base Hillel 05:09 - On being a Rabbi during the pandemic / engaging online as a Rabbi, and the further reach afforded 13:33 - Lessons from biblical plagues during the pandemic 17...

9 sJUL 24
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Ep 172 // Rabbi Avram Mlotek w/ Matt Ruby

Latest Episodes

Ep 181 // Meet BTR: Nikkiesha McLeod / ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’

"J. McVay is joined by Nikkiesha McLeod, as we return to our series of recurring segments in which we meet the people behind what we do here at BTRtoday. Nikkiesha recently joined us here at BTR, as host of our newest podcast, ‘When We See Each Other.’ Follow Nikkiesha on Twitter and Instagram. Also, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay ill discuss the recently released movie, ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things,’ written and directed by Charlie Kaufman and starring Jesse Plemons and Jessie Buckley–available on Netflix. And we hear a live performance from Photo Ops, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/Qsu3ToWKhho[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/yl1klFOs3rg[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/cDTg62vsV4U[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:18 - START /// Meet BTR: Nikkiesha McLeod / about ‘When We See Each Other’ podcast 10:20 - Earliest musical memories: MJ and running away to the steelpan yard 15:33 - Moving from steelpan to other drums and percussion / college punk band 18:19 - First NYC band: Telenovela Star (via a Craigslist ad) 21:08 - Post-Telenovela Star to solo project / becoming a lead singer, etc. 26:14 - Any plans for more music? 29:00 - Poetry: “a poem is a song and a song is a poem” 34:36 - Wrapping up /// END 36:48 - Megan // Losing Her Mother To Alcoholism 43:17 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ 44:37 - Movie Chat: Jacqueline Soller + J. McVay [SPOILER ALERT] 63:25 - "Play On" (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Photo Ops 67:16 - Outro/credits 67:57 - Finish. "

67 min1 d ago
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Ep 181 // Meet BTR: Nikkiesha McLeod / ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’

Ep 180 // Trump Doesn’t Care, Dems Need To Focus, & New Oscar Rules

"Life During Quarantine: Covid-19 Live Updates: Trump Says He ‘Up-Played’ the Virus, Then Downplays It // NY Times There's Still An Election: Catching up: The RNC, DNC, and Kamala Harris is Biden's running mate Is This the Secret to Selling Joe Biden? // The Atlantic How much of the country may view the election results as illegitimate... and then what? What else? The Oscars’ new rules for Best Picture nominees, explained // Vox Our Week in Media: The Ridiculous War-Gaming of the 2020 Election // The New Republic BTR Live Studio: [youtube]https://youtu.be/D5ZUfKPk0w4[/youtube] Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Associate Producer/Contributor: Joe Virgillito Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu 00:00 - Intro 01:27 - Life During Quarantine: Trump doesn’t care about people dying and lies about his response to the pandemic 15:30 - There’s Still An Election: Remember the conventions? / The Biden campaign is wooing younger voters with hints at progressiveness, but no specifics / A large perce...

71 min1 w ago
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Ep 180 // Trump Doesn’t Care, Dems Need To Focus, & New Oscar Rules

Ep 179 // Paul Ollinger w/ Matt Ruby / ‘Buoyancy’

"Contributor Matt Ruby speaks with Paul Ollinger. Paul is a comedian, used to work at Facebook, and now hosts a podcast that explores the psychology of money, called ‘Crazy Money.’ Also, J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss the new movie, ‘Buoyancy’ which is available now via Kino Lorber’s virtual cinema, Kino Marquee. And we also hear live performances from Oginalii and HaStyle Rhymes, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Politics and Culture: Matt Ruby Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/mb43Raj44BQ[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/dml3P5Wqbmw[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/xIIw_nJlVf4[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:11 - START /// Matt Ruby chats with Paul Ollinger / beginning the ‘Crazy Money’ podcast / why people are reluctant to discuss money 03:20 - Personal relationship with money and finances as a comedian, then working at Facebook 11:10 - Comedians...

53 s2 w ago
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Ep 179 // Paul Ollinger w/ Matt Ruby / ‘Buoyancy’

Ep 178 // Excellent Adventures, Bogus Journeys, & Music Faced

"J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw discuss the new movie, ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music,’ as well as the first two movies in the series from around 30 years ago. And we also hear a live performance from BRNDA, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributors on Movies: Jacqueline Soller & Charles Hinshaw Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/qwPdchQupv4[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:01 - Movie Chat: ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ 26:00 - Movie Chat: ‘Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey’ 38:30 - Movie Chat: ‘Bill & Ted Face The Music’ 63:57 - “Jackie’s Bone Tired” (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - BRNDA 67:35 - Outro/credits 68:18 - Finish. "

68 min3 w ago
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Ep 178 // Excellent Adventures, Bogus Journeys, & Music Faced

Ep 177 // The VoiceLove Project / ‘Mr. Jones’

"Contributor Matt Ruby speaks with Doctors Tamatha Fenster and Marc Schiffman, of the VoiceLove Project, about their development of a low-cost method of putting isolated COVID-19 patients in better touch with their loved ones using walkie-talkies made for kids. If you’d like to support VoiceLove, find the campaign on GoFundMe. Also, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the new movie, ‘Mr. Jones,’ directed by Agnieszka Holland and starring James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, and Peter Sarsgaard–out now from Samuel Goldwyn Films. And we also hear live performances from Shamir and Space Sluts, both recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Politics & Culture: Matt Ruby Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/lgYZ3zB0qGI[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/3vhXJDpaAAA[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:18 - START /// Matt Ruby chats w/ Doctors Tamatha Fenster & Marc Schiffman of the VoiceLov...

78 minAUG 28
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Ep 177 // The VoiceLove Project / ‘Mr. Jones’

Ep 176 // Bold Economic Action vs. COVID-19 w/ L. Randall Wray / ‘She Dies Tomorrow’

"Associate Producer Joe Virgillito speaks with economist and author L. Randall Wray, a leading proponent of Modern Monetary Theory, about the kind of bold economic action that may be needed to deal with the economic consequences of the pandemic. Later in the episode, J. McVay and Jacqueline Sollerdiscuss the new movie, ‘She Dies Tomorrow,’ directed by Amy Seimetz–out now from Neon. And we also hear live performances from Nejma Nefertiti and Carriers, both recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Mentioned: 'Heterodox Economic Policy for the 21st Century’ "The Economic Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic” Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Associate Producer/Contributor: Joe Virgillito Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/2rhKCPihwO4[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/NdvqbajRz-4[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/lzImiYEeEu0[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:15 - Joe Virgilitto chats w/ L. Randall Wray about economic actio...

66 minAUG 21
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Ep 176 // Bold Economic Action vs. COVID-19 w/ L. Randall Wray / ‘She Dies Tomorrow’

Ep 175 // Lobbyist Influence at the DNC w/ David Moore

"Associate Producer Joe Virgillito speaks with journalist David Moore about the role corporate lobbyists play in the Democratic National Committee and how they influence the direction of the Democratic party. Moore is co-founder of Sludge, a website that features investigative journalism specifically on lobbying and money in politics. We also hear live performances from Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose, Lotion Princess, Forever Honey, and Looms–all recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Associate Producer/Contributor: Joe Virgillito Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/A0deBQjTR7c[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/b7wwclaDlVU[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/3ysyHdJ7XyU[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/aubgIhQ54cc[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/TQQZE9LT71s[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/WImE3lSogqQ[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/-5_4lkDvwuw[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:16 - START /// Joe Virgillito chats w/ David ...

53 minAUG 14
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Ep 175 // Lobbyist Influence at the DNC w/ David Moore

Ep 174 // Best Movies of 2020 So Far + Pandemic First Watches

"J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller, and Charles Hinshaw discuss their favorite films of the year so far: Bad Boys For Life House Of Hummingbird The Invisible Man John Lewis: Good Trouble Never Rarely Sometimes Always Shirley Slay The Dragon The Wild Goose Lake And also, the things they’ve watched for the first time during the pandemic that they enjoyed most: Coin Locker Girl (2015) Get On The Bus (1996) The Karate Kid (1984) LA 92 (2017) Mystic Pizza (1988) Mother (2009) Philadelphia (1993) Watchmen (2019/HBO) Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributors on Movies: Jacqueline Soller & Charles Hinshaw Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu 00:00 - Intro 01:00 - Favorite movies of 2020 so far… and thoughts on “moviegoing” during the pandemic 08:45 - Chuck’s 1st pick 12:00 - Jackie’s 1st pick 14:27 - J’s 1st pick 17:30 - Chuck’s 2nd pick 20:50 - Jackie’s 2nd pick 22:55 - J’s 2nd pick 25:00 - Chuck’s 3rd pick 27:38 - Jackie’s 3rd pick 29:15 - J’s 3rd pick 31:25 - Favorite 1st wat...

58 minAUG 7
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Ep 174 // Best Movies of 2020 So Far + Pandemic First Watches

Ep 173 // Medical Professionals Call For Reset / Trump & A Disputed Election / ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

"Life During Quarantine SHUT IT DOWN, START OVER, DO IT RIGHT: An open letter to America’s decision makers, on behalf of health professionals across the country. // U.S. PIRG ‘Ships don’t feed hungry children’: Democrats blast weapons spending in Senate GOP stimulus // Politico U.S. Republicans seek liability protections as coronavirus aid battle looms // Reuters There’s Still An Election As Trump demurs, an unimaginable question forms: Could the president reach for the military in a disputed election? // WaPo DNC platform committee votes to reject Medicare for All despite overwhelming support from voters // Salon Our Week In Media Homeland Security Was Destined to Become a Secret Police Force // New Yorker Why is Trump’s Campaign Suing a Small Wisconsin TV Station? // Trump, Inc. (podcast) [youtube]https://youtu.be/CW_z6EBG4uI[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/z_oEkOdIXdo[/youtube] Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Associate Producer/Contributor: Joe Virgilliito Compo...

62 minJUL 31
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Ep 173 // Medical Professionals Call For Reset / Trump & A Disputed Election / ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

Ep 172 // Rabbi Avram Mlotek w/ Matt Ruby

"Contributor Matt Ruby interviews returning guest, Rabbi Avram Mlotek about how religious leaders are dealing with the ongoing crises in this country around the COVID-19 pandemic and racism. The Rabbi is a co-founder of Base Hillel, a home centered ministry for millennials, now in nine cities. His new book, ‘Why Jews Do That: Or 30 Questions Your Rabbi Never Answered’ is out soon. Plus live performances from Worriers and Seán Barna, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Politics and Culture: Matt Ruby Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/uSlJ64RfbAQ[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/VbJGYrZkdwY[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/WuIn-v22KbU[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:17 - START /// Matt Ruby chats w/ Rabbi Avram Mlotek / info about Base Hillel 05:09 - On being a Rabbi during the pandemic / engaging online as a Rabbi, and the further reach afforded 13:33 - Lessons from biblical plagues during the pandemic 17...

9 sJUL 24
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Ep 172 // Rabbi Avram Mlotek w/ Matt Ruby
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