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Thomas Evans was born and raised in Central Falls, Rhode Island and is striving to give back to his community by running for City Councilman at Large. He is a sixth degree black belt in Kenpo karate and founder of the not-for-profit United Community ...

Warrior for the People: BPR Interviews Thomas Evans

Thomas Evans was born and raised in Central Falls, Rhode Island and is striving to give back to his community by running for City Councilman at Large. He is a sixth degree black belt in Kenpo karate and founder of the not-for-profit United Community ...

Garett Jones is an economist at George Mason University. His most recent book is 10% Less Democracy: Why You Should Trust the Elites a Little More and the Masses a Little Less. His last book was Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much M...

BPR Interviews: Garett Jones on Questioning Democracy

Garett Jones is an economist at George Mason University. His most recent book is 10% Less Democracy: Why You Should Trust the Elites a Little More and the Masses a Little Less. His last book was Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much M...

John P. Walters served as the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George W. Bush. Ryan Frant: I would like to ask about one of your mentors, Allan Bloom. Apart from being an expert of the great texts, Bl...

BPR Interviews: John P. Walters

John P. Walters served as the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George W. Bush. Ryan Frant: I would like to ask about one of your mentors, Allan Bloom. Apart from being an expert of the great texts, Bl...

Dr. Azim Shariff is a social psychologist whose research focuses on where morality intersects with religion, cultural attitudes and economics. Shariff is one of the researchers behind the Moral Machine study, the largest ever study on machine ethics,...

BPR Interviews: Dr. Azim Shariff

Dr. Azim Shariff is a social psychologist whose research focuses on where morality intersects with religion, cultural attitudes and economics. Shariff is one of the researchers behind the Moral Machine study, the largest ever study on machine ethics,...

Elaine Sheldon is an American filmmaker who centers much of her work around the opioid crisis.  Her documentary “Heroin(e)” was nominated for an Academy Award and won an Emmy. This award-winning documentary follows the lives of three women, ...

BPR Interviews: Elaine Sheldon

Elaine Sheldon is an American filmmaker who centers much of her work around the opioid crisis.  Her documentary “Heroin(e)” was nominated for an Academy Award and won an Emmy. This award-winning documentary follows the lives of three women, ...

Founded in 1974, Heaven’s Gate was a millenarian cult based near San Diego, California. On March 26, 1997, members of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department discovered the bodies of 39 members of the group in what the police concluded ...

BPR Interviews: The Telah Foundation

Founded in 1974, Heaven’s Gate was a millenarian cult based near San Diego, California. On March 26, 1997, members of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department discovered the bodies of 39 members of the group in what the police concluded ...

Yonas Mellesse, better known to fans around the world under mononym YONAS, is a leading independent hip-hop artist. Growing up in the South Bronx, he used classical music to cope with the death of his father and ensuing financial hardship. YONAS dedi...

Five Letters, One Man: BPR Interviews YONAS

Yonas Mellesse, better known to fans around the world under mononym YONAS, is a leading independent hip-hop artist. Growing up in the South Bronx, he used classical music to cope with the death of his father and ensuing financial hardship. YONAS dedi...

Bobby Henline is a standup comedian and retired military Staff Sergeant who served four tours in Iraq. More than ten years after enlisting to fight in Desert Storm at 17, he was moved to re-enlist immediately following the September 11th terrorist at...

BPR Interviews: Bobby Henline

Bobby Henline is a standup comedian and retired military Staff Sergeant who served four tours in Iraq. More than ten years after enlisting to fight in Desert Storm at 17, he was moved to re-enlist immediately following the September 11th terrorist at...

As part of the Harvard men’s swim team for all four years of college, Schuyler Bailar is the first transgender athlete to compete in any NCAA Division 1 sport. Currently, Schuyler is an inspirational speaker and advocate for transgender rights, bod...

BPR Interviews: Schuyler Bailar

As part of the Harvard men’s swim team for all four years of college, Schuyler Bailar is the first transgender athlete to compete in any NCAA Division 1 sport. Currently, Schuyler is an inspirational speaker and advocate for transgender rights, bod...