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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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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,

    Ep 198 // The Biden Presidency Begins

    Ep 198 // The Biden Presidency Begins

    "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

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    00:00 - Intro
    01:07 - Summary of recent events
    05:55 - Inauguration reactions
    25:00 - The historic nature of the moment
    33:55 - Biden’s first days and actions
    44:50 - QAnon: duped again
    55:25 - The “Patriot” Party
    63:00 - Final thoughts on Trump’s term
    72:27 - “The Kidnapping of Ronald Reagan” (BTR Live Studio, 2021) - The Electric Grandmother
    76:00 - “Nuisance” (BTR Live Studio, 2021) - Comfy
    78:55 - Outro/credits
    79:44 - Finish.
    "

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep 197 // ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ / ‘Small Axe: Red, White and Blue’

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

    "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 Movies: Jacqueline Soller
    Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu

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    00:00 - Intro
    01:10 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Wonder Woman 1984
    02:20 - Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
    34:55 - 1st Person: Stephen // Contracting COVID - 19
    44:30 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Small Axe: Red, White and Blue’
    46:00 - Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
    70:15 - “The Hard Lesson” (BTR Live Studio, 2021) - Sanya N’Kanta
    74:30 - Outro/credits
    75:12 - Finish.
    "

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep 196 // American Insurrection

    Ep 196 // American Insurrection

    "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 Gold Connections, 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

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    00:00 - Intro
    01:25 - Summary of recent events
    09:00 - Open discussion
    59:15 - “Count To Ten” (BTR Live Studio, 2021) - Erin Frisby
    63:40 - “Stick Figures” (BTR Live Studio, 2021) - Gold Connections
    66:55 - Outro/credits
    67:41 - Finish.
    "

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep 195 // Revisiting 2020, featuring ‘Contagion’ (2011)

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

    "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
    Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu

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    00:00 - Intro
    01:16 - Movie Review: J. McVay on ‘Contagion’ (2011/revisited)
    03:27 - Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
    30:30 - 1st Person: Jean // Being The First Black Homeowner In Her Neighborhood
    36:27 - 1st Person: Becca // Surviving A Car Accident
    43:26 - “Mirage” (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Lisel
    47:58 - “Earth Angel” (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Activity
    52:35 - “On My Own” (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Shamir
    57:00 - “Booklet” (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Felicia Douglass
    59:15 - Outro/credits // end of year message
    60:15 - “The Subtle Incline/Crossing Nebraska” - Allison Langerak & Wyatt Tuzo
    66:07 - Finish.
    "

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep 194 // Revisiting 2020, featuring ‘Onward’

    Ep 194 // Revisiting 2020, featuring ‘Onward’

    "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, along with some favorite segments from the 1st Person storytelling series.

    Oh, and a little message and something special at the end...

    Episode Credits:

    Producer/Host: J. McVay
    Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller
    Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu

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    00:00 - Intro
    01:17 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Onward’ (revisited)
    03:05 - Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
    23:18 - 1st Person: Brett // Growing Up Gay In The Catholic Community
    27:22 - 1st Person: Ryan // Losing A Limb
    36:10 - 1st Person: Stephanie // Learning The Importance Of Second Chances
    44:05 - “In the Clouds” (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Kissed by an Animal
    48:07 - “Heavy Heavy” (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Pom Pom Squad
    50:48 - “Black Privilege” (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Napoleon Da Legend
    53:45 - End of year message
    55:25 - "Working On Christmas" (BTR Hear & There, 2011) - El Jezel
    58:45 - Outro/credits
    59:29 - Finish.
    "

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

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

    "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.

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    Episode Credits:

    Producer/Host: J. McVay
    Contributor on Movies: Jacqueline Soller
    Composer/Editor: Hansdale Hsu

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    00:00 - Intro
    01:06 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Sound of Metal’
    02:12 - Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
    33:40 - 1st Person: Alicia // Returning To NYC At The Start Of The Pandemic
    39:55 - Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Small Axe: Lovers Rock
    41:10 - Movie Chat w/ Jacqueline Soller & J. McVay (Spoiler Alert)
    74:05 - “Sky With Too Many Suns” (BTR Live Studio, 2020) - Dominic Lavoie
    78:00 - Outro/credits
    79:00 - Finish.
    "

    • 1 hr 19 min

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