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Ep 53 // Doc Kelley & FluxBuddha / ‘You Were Never Really Here’ / ‘A Quiet Place’

4/13/2018
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This week, contributor Matt Ruby speaks with Christopher “Doc” Kelley about the intersection of Buddhism and the Fluxus art movement and how that led to his upcoming show at the Rubin Museum in NYC called ‘FluxBuddha: A Time-based Performance Art Concert.’ We’re also joined by contributor Winston Cook-Wilson to discuss the recently released movies, You Were Never Really Here (dir. Lynne Ramsay, starring Joaquin Phoenix) and A Quiet Place (dir. John Krasinski, starring Krasinski and Emily...

Duration:01:16:20

Ep 52 // MISINFO w/ Matt and Rex / ‘Unsane’

4/6/2018
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This week, contributor Matt Ruby and guest Rex Sorgatz, author of The Encyclopedia of Misinformation, return to analyze misinformation they identify in recent events and culture. We’re also joined by contributor Jacqueline Soller to discuss the recently released movie, Unsane. Along the way, we’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel with her thoughts on the ways in which adults are reacting to the teen activists from Parkland, Florida and we’ll hear from a person named Kirby, who...

Duration:01:07:54

Ep 51 // March For Our Lives / 2nd Amendment Repeal / ‘Isle Of Dogs’

3/30/2018
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This week, contributors Rena Karefa-Johnson and Matt Ruby return to discuss the recent March For Our Lives as well as former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Steven’s call to repeal the 2nd Amendment. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss the recently released movie, Isle Of Dogs. Along the way, we’ll also hear from Kirby, who told us about her appreciation for the 1960s and how she found her identity; Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel shares his thoughts on Donald Trump’s pick of...

Duration:01:05:07

Ep 50 // Rex Sorgatz and ‘The Encyclopedia of Misinformation’ / ‘The Death of Stalin’

3/23/2018
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This week, we have a conversation between contributor Matt Ruby and his guest, Rex Sorgatz, author of The Encyclopedia of Misinformation, which is described as a compendium of fakes, conspiracies, and self-delusions through time. They discuss the book and how it relates to history and current events. We’re also joined by new contributor Winston Cook-Wilson to discuss the recently released movie, The Death Of Stalin. Along the way, we’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel with her...

Duration:01:17:22

Ep 49 // Twitter Moments / ‘Thoroughbreds’ / ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

3/16/2018
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This week, Matt Ruby joins us for another edition of Twitter Moments, in which we talk about these topics that were trending on Twitter as we recorded: 1) Students and teachers across New York say #NeverAgain 2) How did Stephen Hawking live 55 years with motor neurone disease? 3) A husband photobombed his wife 11 years before they even met We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss the recently released movies, Thoroughbreds and A Wrinkle In Time. Along the way, we’ll also hear from...

Duration:01:16:19

Ep 48 // Twitter Moments / ‘Red Sparrow’

3/9/2018
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This week, Matt Ruby joins us for another edition of Twitter Moments, in which we talk about these topics that were trending on Twitter as we recorded: White House economic advisor Gary Cohn resigns, New York Times reports Cynthia Nixon could challenge Andrew Cuomo in the NY governor's race How millennials are creating their own written language We’re also joined by Charles Hinshaw to discuss the recently released movie, Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton. Along the...

Duration:01:17:14

Ep 47 // Gothamist Returns / ‘Annihilation’

3/2/2018
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This week, contributor Oriana Leckert joins us to discuss the return of Gothamist, the long running hyperlocal news site based in New York that was suddenly shuttered in November of 2017. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss the recently released movie, Annihilation, directed by Alex Garland ad starring Natalie Portman. Along the way, we’ll hear from a woman named Ramya, who told us about how the prospect of winning medals motivates her to compete in different races; Radio...

Duration:01:05:37

Ep 46 // Parkland Students Take On Guns / ‘Black Panther’

2/23/2018
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This week, contributors Rena Karefa-Johnson and Matt Ruby return to discuss the activism of the kids from Parkland, Florida, after the shooting at their high school last week. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss the recently released movie, Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler. Along the way, we’ll also hear from a man named Allan, who told us about the ways in which his experience of the NYC Marathon has changed since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease; Radio...

Duration:01:17:52

Ep 45 // Torah Talk, Part 3 / ‘Icarus’

2/16/2018
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This week, contributors Matt Ruby and Charles Gould return for another installment of Torah Talk, to discuss the first five commandments. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss the Academy Award nominated documentary, Icarus, directed by Bryan Fogel. Along the way, we’ll also hear from a man named Xavier, who told us about how he sees the world; Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel shares her thoughts on recent controversial takes by writers for the NY Times Opinion section; and we’ll...

Duration:01:12:53

Ep 44 // Is Trump Winning? / ‘A Fantastic Woman’

2/9/2018
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This week, contributors Matt Ruby and Charles Gould join us to discuss whether President Trump is, in fact, “winning” as Vox’s Ezra Klein recently suggested. We’re also joined by Charles Hinshaw to discuss the Academy Award nominated Chilean film, A Fantastic Woman, directed by Sebastián Lelio and starring Daniela Vega. Along the way, we’ll also hear from a woman named Ulrika, who told us about how she became more active after being hurt in an accident; Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel shares...

Duration:01:05:10

Ep 43 // Facebook Is People! / ‘Strong Island’

2/2/2018
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This week, contributors Matt Ruby and Charles Gould join us to discuss recent announcements by Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook about how they plan to change the way they choose content to display for users, in response to recent criticisms -- especially as related to the 2016 election. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss the Academy Award nominated documentary, Strong Island, directed by Yance Ford. Along the way, we’ll also hear from a woman named Jessica, who told us about her...

Duration:01:07:25

Ep 42 // 2017 Film Favorites + Oscar Nominations

1/26/2018
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This week, we welcome both our regular contributors on movies, Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw, for an extended conversation about the Academy Award nominations that were announced this week for films released in 2017. Additionally, we’ll be discussing some of our own film favorites from 2017. Additionally, we hear from Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel, with his thoughts on how any Democrat considering a run for President in 2020 might do well to consider supporting the legalization of...

Duration:01:50:18

Ep 41 // Twitter Moments / ‘The Post’

1/19/2018
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This week, Matt Ruby joins us for another edition of Twitter Moments, in which we talk about these topics that were trending on Twitter as we recorded: 1) Adult film star Stormy Daniels alleges she slept with Trump, In Touch reports 2)Boyfriend's reaction to this selfie was extra and people are loving it 3)Eric Trump says his father is the 'least racist' person he knows 4)Peanut Butter on Hot Dogs We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller to discuss the recently released movie, The Post,...

Duration:01:05:37

Ep 40 // Rikers Island / Oprah For President / ‘Phantom Thread’

1/12/2018
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This week, Rena Karefa-Johnson and Matt Ruby join us to discuss developing plans to close the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City, as well as moves to eliminate bail for misdemeanors in the city and state -- and how both relate to the wider topic of mass incarceration. We’ll also discuss the interest in Oprah Winfrey running for president after her recent speech at the Golden Globe award. We’re also joined by Charles Hinshaw to discuss the recently released movie, Phantom Thread,...

Duration:01:20:52

Ep 39 // Star Wars: The Last Jedi

1/5/2018
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This week, we welcome both our regular contributors on movies, Jacqueline Soller and Charles Hinshaw, for an extended conversation about the latest Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, and Carrie Fisher. Additionally, we hear from Radio Dispatch’s Molly Knefel, with her thoughts on the upcoming 2018 midterm elections; we hear from a woman named Erin, who shares the story of...

Duration:01:08:55

Ep 38 // 2017 In Review, Part 2 / ‘Mudbound’

12/29/2017
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This week, we have the second part of our two-episode review of the year that has been 2017. In the interest of filling the gap of our coverage of the year, we look back at some of the events that occurred in the early months, before this podcast began in April, with a focus on stories which we may have covered if the show had been in production. We’ll also hear from Jacqueline Soller about the recently released movie, Mudbound, directed by Dee Rees and starring Garrett Hedlund, Carey...

Duration:01:01:04

Ep 37 // 2017 In Review, Part 1 / ‘The Disaster Artist’

12/22/2017
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This week, we have the first part of our two-episode review of the year that has been 2017. In the interest of filling the gap of our coverage of the year, we look back at some of the events that occurred in the early months, before this podcast began in April, with a focus on stories which we may have covered if the show had been in production. We’ll also hear from Charles Hinshaw and special guest Joe Virgillito about the recently released movie, The Disaster Artist, directed by James...

Duration:01:03:45

Ep 36 // Adam Strauss and ‘The Mushroom Cure’ / ‘I, Tonya’

12/15/2017
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This week, we have a conversation between contributor Matt Ruby and his guest, Adam Strauss, the award winning performer behind the one-person shows The Mushroom Cure and The Uncertainty Principle. They discuss Adam’s exploration of psychotropic substances for the purpose of treating his OCD and the ways those experiences led to his shows. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Sooler to discuss the recently released movie, I, Tonya, directed by Craig Gillespie and starring Margot Robbie, Allison...

Duration:01:11:34

Ep 35 // Steven Pestana & Shout! / ‘The Shape Of Water’

12/8/2017
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This week, we have a conversation between contributor Matt Ruby and his guest, Steven Pestana, who was one of the DJs and organizers behind the influential party known as ‘Shout!’ that took place in New York City between 1997 and 2006. The party, which invited people to dance to retro rock and roll, was an early part of the scene which eventually gave rise to bands such as The Strokes, Yeah Yeahs, and Interpol. Steven describes the origins of the party, what accounted for its success, and...

Duration:01:07:46

Ep 34 // Torah Talk, Part 2 / ‘Call Me By Your Name’

12/1/2017
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This week, we have the second installment of our segment with contributors Matt Ruby and Charles Gould in which they read passages from the Torah and connect the text to things going on in both the world today and in their own lives. Among the topics covered in this edition are Noah building his ark, the differences between Israeli and American Jews, effective parenting, successful men and their need for praise, and why God is praised. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Soller for a...

Duration:00:57:48

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