A political satire show about inspiring listeners to contribute their abilities to solving important issues within their community. The objective is to keep the audience entertained as they are informed, so to keep listeners “on the hook” there will be segments throughout the show to pique their interest. Though it will be a poignant critique and examination of current events, The Boiling Point will also take a light-hearted approach to tackling serious issues in the spirit of Stephen Colbert or Jimmy Dore’s comic satire. Tune in on Thursday nights at 9pm.
Thanks for the loyalty. This week was a nod to Run The Jewels as the soundtrack was a collaborative set of EL-P and Killer Mike before they came together, called B4RTJ, spun by DMAN. The Boiling Point will be back next week to tackle the murky media of recent events as activism has stepped up one-hundred fold over the last few weeks.
Check out the playlist of this week’s episode below:
B4RTJ – DMAN
Thieves – Run The Jewels
All Due Respect – Run The Jewels feat. Travis Barker
Hope the break was rejuvenating and that you’re ready to tear into the semester. Last year we talked about a lot of groundbreaking events, and also got the chance to examine some key issues that affect us as a student body, and also as individuals that shape society.
What impact does our perspective have on those issues? How effective can we be in engaging our opinion? These are the questions that have previously been addressed and will continue to frame the direction of The Boiling Point, and of course while nodding to some killer beats.
This episode focused on events that took place nearer the end of the year, and raised commentary about the effect those events have or have had on the public. Violence shrouded the atmosphere of the latter end of 2016 with chaos erupting in the East as the Syrian crisis continued to embroil all parties involved. As always, listeners are invited to engage the commentary by adding their thoughts or views on topics covered, and suggestions as to what could be touched on in the future.
Also included in a brief sum-up of 2016, new music was reviewed and the playlist can be seen below. Thanks for tuning in, and see you next week!
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
Young Americans – David Bowie
A Report To The Shareholders: Kill Your Masters – Run The Jewels
Last night’s episode of The Boiling Point was a celebration of sorts, with touches on popular topics in the news and of course, a jocular look at some of this weeks funniest moments in the media. Twitter always has an exhaustive account of any major event that happens – in play-by-play form. One of the best this week, was Newt Gingrich’s posts on the Pearl Harbor attacks, and the attacks in response to his peculiar remarks were equally stellar. Also, a closer look was taken at recent bizarre appointments to the U.S. President-Elect’s cabinet, and concerning events in the EU.
The tunes this week were “holiday” inspired, and included spins from Michael Jackson, Run-DMC, and the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. The choices aimed to reflect that diversity can express the sentiments of a festive season just as handily as traditional favourites. If you’re not sure what form of dance expression is appropriate for a genre of music, you can get some hints from our young friend below. Playlist to follow.
Commentary and perspectives on current events will be back next week, and as always comments are welcome on the Twitter, @BoilingPointRL. Tunes have been keeping the the carousel turning, so here’s a breakdown of the artists and songs that were played:
“It’s Dope” – J Dilla
“Broken-Hearted Girl” – Alica Keys
“Clock With No Hands” – The Roots
“History” – Talib Kweli
“Rap Scholar feat Redman” – Das Efx
“My Wave” – Soundgarden
“Porch” – Pearl Jam
“Pass The Dutchie” – Musical Youth
“Murder She Wrote” – Chaka Demus & Pliers
“Speakers On Blast” – Skyzoo, Illmind
“Keep On Movin’” – Soul II Soul
“Travelling Without Moving” – Jamiroquai
“Mountain Song” – Jane’s Addiction
“Otis” – Jay-Z & Kanye West
“Traffic” – Tiësto
So, see you next week, and any questions or comments, tweet them @BoilingPointRL!
Thanks for tuning in last night for the first episode of The Boiling Point. Regular slot is 9pm on Thursdays, but starting next week until further notice, the show will be airing at 6pm, same night. The format of the show is to introduce international and national events and break them down Coles Notes-style, to get a conversation going – this show is about engagement!
For the first episode, we talked about what the U.S. election would look like before it occurred: the show was pre-recorded. Follow-up on the results could be addressed in a later show, to be announced. We also talked about the ongoing crisis of the healing process residential school survivors are going through, and what this means for Canada as a whole. Several questions have arisen as to how we move forward, and the conversation has reached national media outlets, demanding answers.
Discussion ideas are welcome, and you can tweet them @BoilingPointRL anytime for consideration to be on the show. Each week I’ll choose a topic we can discuss, and you can tweet your thoughts or questions, and follow up later, and, we’ll review some music too.
Thanks for joining the convo, and I look forward to your input!