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Ep 87 // ‘Roma’ / ‘Vox Lux’ / ‘Creed II’

12/7/2018
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This week, J. McVay is joined by both Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to discuss three movies out in theaters now: ‘Roma’ - directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira. ‘Vox Lux’ - directed by Brady Corbet and starring Natalie Portman, Jude Law, and Raffey Cassidy. ‘Creed II’ - directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, and Florian Munteanu. And we’ll take an exclusive early listen...

Duration:01:03:15

Ep 86 // Twitter Moments / ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

11/30/2018
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This week, Matt Ruby joins J. McVay for another edition of Twitter Moments, in which they talk about these topics that were trending on Twitter as they recorded: NSA John Bolton said he hasn't listened to the Khashoggi tape because he doesn't speak Arabic The world is on track for catastrophic climate change, UN report says Paul Manafort held secret talks with Assange in 2016, The Guardian reports New study suggests dogs are not 'exceptional' Later in the episode, Charles Hinshaw and J....

Duration:01:03:40

Ep 85 // ‘Shoplifters’ / ‘Widows’ / ‘The Favourite’

11/23/2018
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We’re entering the peak season for high profile prestige movies that may end up on critics year end lists or nominated for various awards. So, this week, J. McVay, Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw discuss three such movies out in theatres now: ‘Shoplifters’ - directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda and winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. ‘Widows’ - directed by Steve McQueen and starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, and Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo,...

Duration:01:02:46

Ep 84 // Dr. Jonathan Fader & Performance Psychology / ‘Jonathan’

11/16/2018
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This week, we have a conversation between contributor Matt Ruby and guest, Dr. Jonathan Fader. They discuss Dr. Fader’s experience as a performance psychologist and in coaching people in high performance settings such as sports and business Later in the episode, Winston Cook-Wilson and J. McVay discuss the new movie, Jonathan, directed by Bill Oliver and starring Ansel Elgort, Suki Waterhouse, and Patricia Clarkson. And we take an exclusive early listen to a performance by avant-pop...

Duration:01:02:43

Ep 83 // Luisa Díez on Comedy + Anthropology / ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

11/9/2018
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This week, we have a conversation between contributor Matt Ruby and guest, Luisa Díez. Both an anthropologist and a comedy booker, Diez views the comedy world with the mindset of her training in anthropology… Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J McVay discuss the recently released movie, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, directed by Marielle Heller and starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant. And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Alabama folk-pop band, The...

Duration:01:19:49

Ep 82 // Trump’s Rhetoric & Responsibility / ‘Burning’

11/2/2018
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This week, J is joined today by contributors Rena Karefa-Johnson and Matt Ruby to discuss the recent attempted mail bombings of Trump critics, the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, and whether President Trump’s rhetoric makes him responsible for others’ actions Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J discuss the recently released movie, Burning, directed by Lee Chang-dong and starring Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, and Jeon Jong-seo. And we have an exclusive early listen to a performance...

Duration:00:55:40

Ep 81 // New York Film Festival 2018, part 2

10/26/2018
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Jacqueline Soller, Charles Hinshaw, and J. McVay all attended the recently concluded 2018 New York Film Festival and share their thoughts on their favorite performances, directors, and more. Among them: PEOPLE: Elisabeth Moss, Joanna Kulig, Yalitza Aparicio, Kathryn Hahn, Kiki Layne, Robert Pattinson, Tomasz Kot, Paul Giamatti, Stephan James, Willem Dafoe, Olivia Colman, Juliette Binoche, Steven Yeun, Regina King, Brian Tyree Henry, Kayli Carter, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan, Bill Heck, Carrie...

Duration:00:58:01

Ep 80 // New York Film Festival 2018, part 1 / 'mid90s'

10/19/2018
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Jacqueline Soller, Charles Hinshaw, and J. McVay all attended the recently concluded 2018 New York Film Festival and share which films they enjoyed the most. Among them: AT ETERNITY’S GATE // directed by Julian Schnabel BURNING // directed by Lee Chang-dong COLD WAR // directed by Paweł Pawlikowski HER SMELL // directed by Alex Ross Perry HIGH LIFE // directed by Claire Denis IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK // directed by Barry Jenkins mid90s // directed by Jonah Hill MONROVIA, INDIANA //...

Duration:01:03:17

Ep 79 // ‘A Star Is Born’ / ‘Private Life’

10/12/2018
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This week, J is joined by contributors Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to discuss 1) ‘A Star Is Born,’ directed by Bradley Cooper and starring Cooper, Lady Gaga, and Sam Elliott and 2) ‘Private Life,’ directed by Tamara Jenkins and starring Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, Kayli Carter, and Molly Shannon. And we have an exclusive early listen to a performance by by Brooklyn soul singer Joanna Teters from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session. Music composed by and show edited by...

Duration:01:01:39

Ep 78 // Kavanaugh, SCOTUS, Senate / ‘The Old Man & the Gun’

10/5/2018
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This week, J is joined today by contributors Rena Karefa-Johnson and Matt Ruby to discuss the latest developments in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. They also delve into the imbalance of power in the Senate and SCOTUS toward the politics held by the minority of the people. Later in the episode, Winston Cook-Wilson and J discuss the recently released movie, The Old Man & the Gun, directed by David Lowery and starring...

Duration:01:20:27

Ep 77 // Big aLICe Brewing Co. / ‘All About Nina’

9/28/2018
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This week, we’ll hear a conversation between contributor Bryan Bruchman and guest Kyle Hurst, one of the founders of BIG aLICe BREWING Co. -- a brewery in Long Island City, NY, with a unique approach to how it brews and sells beer. Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the newly released movie, All About Nina, directed by Eva Vives and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Common. We’ll hear a 1st person story from Michele about how he gained his independence by...

Duration:01:15:58

Ep 76 // Dan Lerner on Positive Psychology / ‘White Boy Rick’

9/21/2018
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This week, we’ll hear a conversation between contributor Matt Ruby and guest, Dan Lerner, a speaker, author and instructor whose NYU course, ‘The Science of Happiness,’ focuses on positive psychology. Later in the episode, Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay discuss the recently released movie, White Boy Rick, directed by Yann Demange and starring Richie Merritt and Matthew McConaughey. We’ll hear a 1st person story from Hao about the small village where she grew up in China We’ll also hear from...

Duration:01:06:24

Ep 75 // Twitter Moments / ‘Searching’

9/14/2018
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This week, Matt Ruby joins J. McVay for another edition of Twitter Moments, in which they talk about these topics that were trending on Twitter as they recorded: Some tennis umpires are considering boycotting Serena Williams' matches, report says Movie buffs share the top props they'd want to own Apple unveils iPhone Xs, iPhone XR and Series 4 watch Additionally, they quickly touch on Norma Macdonald recent comments on Louis CK and Roseanne, which have generated backlash to the comedian....

Duration:01:01:30

Ep 74 // Twitter Moments / ‘The Little Stranger’

9/7/2018
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This week, Matt Ruby joins J. McVay for another edition of Twitter Moments, in which they talk about these topics that were trending on Twitter as they recorded: Confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh enters second day Nike releases Just Do It commercial featuring Colin Kaepernick Additionally, they discuss the anonymous op-ed penned by ”a senior official in the Trump administration” which was published in the NY Times shortly before recording of the episode began....

Duration:01:04:48

Ep 73 // 2018 Fall Movie Preview

8/31/2018
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Jacqueline Soller, Charles Hinshaw, and J. McVay all share and discuss which films being released this fall they’re most anticipating. Among them: Creed II, The Favourite, First Man, Halloween, The Hate U Give, If Beale Street Could Talk, Mary Queen Of Scots, MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A., Roma, Shoplifters, Suspiria, White Boy Rick, Widows, Wildlife And we’ll take exclusive early listens to performances by Brooklyn rock band The Black Black and Los Angeles artist Pearl Charles from episodes of...

Duration:01:00:37

Ep 72 // ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ + ‘Madeline’s Madeline’ + ‘Skate Kitchen’

8/24/2018
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This week, we’re joined by both Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw to discuss three movies recently released in theaters: Crazy Rich Asians - directed by Jon M. Chu and starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, and Michelle Yeoh Madeline’s Madeline - directed by Josephine Decker and starring Helena Howard, Molly Parker, and Miranda July Skate Kitchen - directed by Crystal Moselle and starring Rachelle Vinberg and Jaden Smith And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by...

Duration:01:09:19

Ep 71 // Unite The Right 2 + Covering White Supremacists / ‘We The Animals’ / ‘BlacKkKlansman’

8/17/2018
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This week, we’re joined today by contributors Rena Karefa-Johnson and Matt Ruby to discuss the recent Unite The Right 2 event in Washington, DC, and how the media covers white supremacists. Later in the episode, Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay discuss the recently released movie, BlacKkKlansman, directed by Spike Lee and starring John David Washington, Adam Driver, and Topher Grace. J. is also joined by Winston Cook Wilson to discuss the newly released film, We The Animals, directed by...

Duration:01:27:16

Ep 70 // Starheal Astrology / ‘Night Comes On’

8/10/2018
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This week, we’ll hear a conversation between contributor Matt Ruby and guest, Amy Tripp, who’s built a practice offering astrology consultations via her website and Twitter platform known as Starheal Astrology. Later in the episode, Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay discuss the recently released movie, Night Comes On, directed by Jordana Spiro and starring Dominique Fishback and Tatum Marilyn Hall. We’ll hear a 1st person story from Amani, who told us about her experiences as a woman in sports....

Duration:01:06:23

Ep 69 // Favorite Action or Spy Movies / ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ / ‘Mission: Impossible - Fallout’

8/3/2018
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This week, Charles Hinshaw and J. McVay share their thoughts on some of their favorite action and/or spy movies. Among them: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Goldeneye, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Mad Max: Fury Road, Mission: Impossible, North By Northwest, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Spy Game, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, True Lies. Also, Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the newly released movie, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, directed by Desiree Akhavan and starring...

Duration:01:30:42

Ep 68 // Twitter Moments / ‘The Captain’

7/27/2018
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This week, Matt Ruby joins J. McVay for another edition of Twitter Moments, in which they talk about these topics that were trending on Twitter as they recorded: Georgia politician resigns over fallout from TV appearance Remembering Saving Private Ryan 20 years after its release A Frasier reboot is being discussed, Deadline reports The Deadwood movie is finally happening The US will never recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea, US Secretary Pompeo says Also, J. McVay and Charles Hinshaw...

Duration:01:15:59