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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,

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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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,

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 198 // The Biden Presidency Begins

1/22/2021
"J. McVay and Joe Virgillito discuss the final days of the Trump presidency and the inauguration and first days of Joe Biden’s presidency. Plus music from artists Comfy and The Electric Grandmother, both recorded exclusively for BTRtoday, toward the end of the show. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Associate Producer: Joe Virgillito Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/fQSCtgsp4YU[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/5mzoYiljpiY[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:07 -...

Duration:01:19:43

Ep 197 // ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ / ‘Small Axe: Red, White and Blue’

1/15/2021
"J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss two movies available to stream now: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ - directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristin Wiig, and Pedro Pascal–available on HBO Max. ‘Red, White and Blue’ - the third in filmmaker Steve McQueen’s ‘Small Axe’ series, starring John Boyega–available on Amazon Prime. And we’ll also hear a live performance from Sanya N’Kanta, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on...

Duration:01:15:01

Ep 196 // American Insurrection

1/8/2021
"J. McVay and Joe Virgillito discuss events that have developed since November. Needless to say, there’s a lot to cover–from the various attempts by the sitting President of the United States to overturn a legitimate election up through this week’s two US Senate races in Georgia and the the storming of the Capitol in Washington DC by supporters of Donald Trump unhappy as Congress was in session to certify the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden. Plus music from artists Erin Frisby and...

Duration:01:07:31

Ep 195 // Revisiting 2020, featuring ‘Contagion’ (2011)

1/1/2021
"This is the first of two episodes in which we review some favorite segments of 2020. We’ll hear J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller’s discussion of the movie ‘Contagion,’ which they rewatched and discussed near the start of the pandemic. Also, we’ll revisit some of our favorite music from the BTR Live Studio series from earlier in the year, along with some favorite segments from the 1st Person storytelling series. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller...

Duration:01:05:57

Ep 194 // Revisiting 2020, featuring ‘Onward’

12/25/2020
"This is the first of two episodes in which we review some favorite segments of 2020. We’ll hear J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller’s discussion of the movie ‘Onward’ from back in March, which had the odd distinction of being the last movie chat on this podcast about something they actually saw in theaters before the COVID-19 pandemic triggered lockdowns and quarantines across the country. Also, we’ll revisit some of our favorite music from the BTR Live Studio series from earlier in the year,...

Duration:00:59:20

Ep 193 // ‘Sound of Metal’ / ‘Small Axe: Lovers Rock’

12/18/2020
"J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss two movies available now on Amazon Prime: ‘Sound of Metal’ - directed by Darius Marder and starring Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, and Paul Raci. ‘Lovers Rock’ - the second of five installments in the ‘Small Axe’ series, from director Steve McQueen. And we’ll also hear a live performance from Dominic Lavoie, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Mentioned in the episode: Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller...

Duration:01:18:49

Ep 192 // ‘Mank’ / ‘On The Rocks’

12/11/2020
"J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss two movies out now: ‘Mank’ - the first feature film from director David Fincher in 6 years, about ‘Citizen Kane’ screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz–available on Netflix. ‘On The Rocks’ - written and directed by Sofia Coppola–available on Apple TV+. And we’ll also hear a live performance from The Rizzos, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu...

Duration:00:58:39

Ep 191 // ‘Small Axe: Mangrove’ / ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

12/4/2020
"J. McVay and Jacqueline Soller discuss two movies out now: ‘Mangrove’ - the first installment of filmmaker Steve McQueen’s ‘Small Axe’ series, which is available now on Amazon Prime. ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7 - written and directed by Aaron Sorkin and available on Netflix. And we’ll also hear a live performance from Jerry David Decicca, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu...

Duration:01:12:12

Ep 190 // The Biden Transition Begins / Stories of Learning & Growing

11/27/2020
"J. McVay and Joe Virgillito discuss the failing attempts of President Trump to overthrow the results of the election as President-Elect Biden’s transition officially begins, along with announcement of some of his first cabinet picks. Also, we’ll hear a few installments from our ‘1st Person’ storytelling series, focused on learning or growing. And we’ll also hear a live performance from Dolly Valentine, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Associate...

Duration:01:14:39

Ep 189 // ‘Dick Johnson is Dead’ / Stories of Healing & Connecting

11/20/2020
"Jacqueline Soller and J. McVay discuss the recently released documentary, ‘Dick Johnson Is Dead,’ directed by Kirsten Johnson and available on Netflix. Also, we hear a few ‘1st Person’ stories focused on healing and connecting… or reconnecting. Plus live performances from Foxanne and KIN, both recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Contributors on Movies: Jacqueline Soller Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/M4nsftyNRQA[/youtube]...

Duration:00:54:13

Ep 188 // 20yr Film Retro: ‘Gladiator’

11/13/2020
"We continue our film retro series, looking back 20 years to ‘Gladiator,’ winner of the Best Picture Academy Award for 2000. And we also hear a live performance from Fetching Pails, 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/bceSkOernuw[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 00:59 - START /// 20yr Film Retro: ‘Gladiator’ 05:05 - Did you see this when it came...

Duration:00:59:11

Ep 187 // Election Rundown: Record Turnout, Misleading Polls, & Prospects of a Divided Government

11/6/2020
"J. McVay and Joe Virgillito review what’s known so far about the results of the election. And we also hear live performances from Sam Burton and Ganga Lee, both recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode Credits: Producer/Host: J. McVay Associate Producer: Joe Virgillito Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu [youtube]https://youtu.be/Vwcxiy6t9Ko[/youtube] [youtube]https://youtu.be/N0YrFuh-MUs[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 00:55 - START /// Election Roundup 02:45 - The coverage we’ve been following 05:55...

Duration:01:21:06

Ep 186 // Election Countdown: Donald Trump Doesn’t Care If You Live or Die (or if your vote is counted)

10/29/2020
"J. McVay and Joe Virgillito round out their series of episodes counting down to the end of the already-in-progress election, discussing the major events of the last couple of weeks: Polling and high turnout in early/mail in balloting SCOTUS’ decision to disallow counting of votes in Wisconsin that come in after election day and Kavanaugh’s hackish opinion Judge Amy Coney Barrett is now Justice Amy Coney Barrett As the pandemic worsens, Pence’s team has an outbreak and he doesn’t care...

Duration:01:13:37

Ep 185 // Election Countdown: Sasse & Cornyn edge, Biden vetting GOP appointees (maybe), and Rudy meets Borat

10/22/2020
"J. McVay and Joe Virgillito continue their series of episodes counting down to the end of the already-in-progress election, discussing the major events of the last couple of weeks, from the president seeming to endorse the extra-judicial killing of a suspect by US Marshalls and Giuliani’s daughter endorsing Biden to some Republicans beginning to distance themselves from Trump while others are supposedly being vetted for a potential Biden cabinet. Also, turnout is high in early and mail in...

Duration:01:08:00

Ep 184 // Election Countdown: Fundraising Records, Early Voting, SCOTUS, & Failed Smears

10/16/2020
"J. McVay and Joe Virgillito continue their series of episodes counting down to the end of the already-in-progress election, discussing the major events of the last couple of weeks, from the Vice Presidential debate and record fundraising by Dem. Jaime Harrison in a usual GOP Stronghold to plots to kidnap governors, SCOTUS rulings and confirmation hearings, and BS attempts by Trumpworld to smear Biden. And we also hear a live performance from Sad13, recorded exclusively for BTRtoday. Episode...

Duration:01:09:53

Ep 183 // Election Countdown: a SCOTUS Seat, Trump’s Taxes, a Terrible Debate… and he’s got COVID-19

10/9/2020
"We begin a series of episodes counting down to the end of the already-in-progress election, discussing the major events of the last couple of weeks, from the fight over a seat on the Supreme Court left open by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and new information on President Trump’s taxes to the worst presidential debate in history and the President of the United States being diagnosed with COVID-19. And we also hear a live performance from Cartalk, recorded exclusively for...

Duration:01:12:23

Ep 182 // 10yr Film Retro: ‘The King’s Speech’

10/2/2020
"We begin a new film retro series, looking back 10 years to ‘The King’s Speech,’ winner of the Best Picture Academy Award for 2010. And we also hear a live performance from Nasimiyu, 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/8yDtHOocANc[/youtube] 00:00 - Intro 01:03 - START /// 10yr Film Retro: ‘The King’s Speech’ 04:05 - Did you see this when...

Duration:01:04:56

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

9/25/2020
"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...

Duration:01:07:57

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

9/18/2020
"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...

Duration:01:11:58

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

9/11/2020
"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...

Duration:01:00:54