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A highlight from New Macs Incoming... Maybe, Smart Homes Using Philips Hue
"As to what you're talking about, but nothing is going to excite me. Okay, so there's a report just come in. And it says that the upcoming M two MacBook Pro is going to be worth the wait. Why do you say this? So this is an apple liquor on Twitter who says that the new 14 and 16 inch MacBook Pro will do anything you see on Twitter Elon Musk. Isn't it? But yes, it's going to bring better speeds better battery life unless heat have to be honest, my MacBook Pro just filling it here. Cold as ice as the band foreigner once said. And that's what might be proof so this thing is going to get colder than that. Wow. I can put that in a second. Hang on a second here. Yes, there have been some surface leaks and benchmark tests. But no one knows if this is for a MacBook Pro, this could be a Mac studio for all you know. Yeah, well, I have to be honest. I don't really mind which comes out first. What I would like is an upgraded Mac pro. And actually, ideally, I might pro that's a bit more affordable to more people. That's a max studio, Steven. No, but it's useless. I want to put PCIe cards in there. I want to have more expandability. Okay, what if it was big enough for a PCIe card? Then I'd be interested. Just one, just one. Although, we did see a thing, was it sonnet S or nn? Yes. I think it is the company. And they have this thing, so it's like a Mac well, from my studios, they only do them from minis as well. And it's like a rack mount unit. This is where you're getting into proper geeky, right? You buy this rack mount unit, you put in your Mac studio and you've also got the option to put in there up to three PCI cards via an external box. Nice. Nice. I'm so excited. You know what? I'm done. I'm done spending money for the year. I'm actually done. You know what? I've got my Mac pro, my MacBook Pro went back. I don't have a laptop right now. I'm buying time on a Costco purchase laptop that has to go back in January. I've got travel coming up in February with no computer in sight. I don't know what I'm going to do. I think I'm going to end up buying, I don't know, I think I'm going to try to live off an iPad for a month. That would be really interesting. Because the thing is, right, I mean, I'll be honest, the iPad for me, the blind guy here. No, I'm not going to go down that route. It's just not, it's not going to work for me. But for you, as someone who this is aimed at let's be honest, it's a creative device, especially the iPad Pro. You've got the option to use, okay, you don't get final cut on there, do you? No, no. No, you don't get fun. Here's the thing. We have come pretty far technologically speaking. You and I are connected right now over the Internet in real time audio connectivity. We're able to have video chats with FaceTime, like why on earth can I not remote control a computer that's exist somewhere in the cloud? And use it as if it's right there. Why? Tell me why over existing cellular or Wi-Fi technology, I can't just use my mouse just like cloud gaming. Cloud gaming is instant. There's no latency. You can drive a car with a cloud gaming over cellular, but I still can't control a computer that might live in the cloud, or even at my house. Like, why can't I remote control a computer in my house and use it as if it's almost like right there so I can edit a video file if I need to. So when I hit the space bar it plays back that video immediately so I can see what's going on. I can hear what's going on. Why? Has that not happened? Especially with the Microsoft remote desktop client, which is actually the best way to use a computer about an interestingly for us. I use obviously the screen reader. And so that means that I essentially stuck to the keyboard. I'm not going to use the most, and the keyboards just don't work properly with these remote desktop applications. I mean, that's what it's for. I mean, I'm not saying that it has to be perfect for, say, the jaws application, but just for Windows generally, it would be kind of good if it just worked for that alone. So you have, if you have keyboard inconsistencies going on, if you can't use the app in the way you would want with the keyboard, that's not going to work for anybody. Never mind a blind person. So I think it's just really good that these options exist, but not in any way. I would say something you would want to switch to. You certainly wouldn't, like you're saying, go out of your office. Because I often thought about this one, the pandemic happened, or when after the pandemic or everyone disagrees on this, but okay, at this stage in the pandemic, let's see that. So we don't get Twitter on our backs about it. At this stage, I kind of want to head out to a coffee shop and do some work. And that means I want to do a lot of stuff that I don't want to have to take everything with me. I know he's a printer, my monitor, my keyboard. And a MacBook just in case. You know, I just want to take one thing. One thing that can I go a step further here because you can't even go down to your basement and do that.
A highlight from (Episode 350) "Kung Fu" Actor: Yvonne Chapman (Zhilan)
"And you're listening to Monday morning critic. Hey, so I want you to know that you interrupted a Peppa pig and a CoComelon marathon. So I hope you feel good about yourself. I had to walk away from that. I'm so sorry. I am so excited to be here to be speaking with you. Is a mergers acquisition analyst as fun as it sounds? You know what? I actually really did love my job. It is really interesting work. I get to work on a ton of different projects when I was in that role. Basically, this is going to sound not exciting, but I liked it. I worked a lot in excel and I learned how to use excel very, very well, but essentially what my job was was to evaluate companies and basically see how much we should purchase them for. So the role is in business development and it essentially is like, hey, where can we grow our product lines, where can we grow our company, who can we acquire? And I would look at companies that would fit well into the value chain of the company that was working in. So to me, that was interesting. I probably just bored a lot of you. So I was to try to be a little what you were doing before, but I feel like your current choice of occupation and the one you left could not be further apart as far as what they demand from you, right? Like they could not. You know what I'm saying? Like working on XL to work at your front of like millions of people, like I feel like you could not have gotten further off the map. No, you're very correct in that, yes. And when I told people what I was doing and what I decided to do, they're like, where did this come from? So which was a very fair question, but I was really interested in acting when I was a very young girl. would do school plays and the like and kind of did it in secret because I was a really shy kid, and I never thought it was something that would be viable for me. So when I got into adulthood, it got to the point where I was like, I can't get this out of my mind, but if I'm going to do something about it, I got to do it now. So that's when I quit my Excel spreadsheet job and decided to go into the world of film and I'm very happy about the decision. And that's a big leap of faith, too, because I'm sure you were making pretty decent change at your other as far as money goes your other job. You're doing pretty well. And acting and again, how they're very much different. Acting is so unpredictable. I mean, in your case, you've done very well, but people that take that leap of faith very often do not end up where you are. They end up in a very much more dire of a situation. So the leap of faith itself is very courageous, you want, I think. Thank you. Yeah, I'm very, very fortunate. And I recognize that absolutely. And I think having done something before and honestly being just being very trying to be very smart with my money and saving up gave me that latitude to be able to make that jump with a little bit more of a safety net. So I am very, very fortunate for that. But I also would say, too, that even if it didn't turn out well for me, and I'm very, so grateful that it did. Even if I didn't, I am really happy that I took the shot because it is one of those things that, you know, I had a backup plan, I could go back to it if I really wanted to. And this industry is very difficult. And it's a tough one to navigate and there was a lot of tough times at the beginning of my career in the journey of this where I wanted to give up. But I knew I could do something else. And I still yet decided to do this. Which I think really pushed me for because that's when I knew I really loved it. You know, talent, intelligence, and beauty, things that you have that I've never been accused of. So stop it. Well, thank you. That's very kind. So you are guest number three 50. I want you to put something on the screen and I want you to I want to introduce you to guest number one 50. Who I think might know. Yes, that's my guy. So like, I got to tell you, so like I have interviewed him, it was a couple of years back now. He is such an amazing generous, humble human being. I sometimes think people don't appreciate how good of an actor he is. He is solid as hell. He is rock solid. His roles are really diverse and
Jury begins deliberations in Harvey Weinstein rape trial
"Tallied this past Monday. Jurors have started deliberations in the rape and sexual assault trial of disgraced former movie executive Harvey Weinstein. The jury got the case on Friday after prosecutors made a final push for conviction. Weinstein is accused of two counts of rape and 5 counts of sexual assault. The 70 year old Weinstein is already serving a 23 year sentence for a conviction in New York. Authorities are warning shoppers to watch out for porch pirates this holiday season, security officials say 200 million packages nationwide
A highlight from Hasan Minhaj: A Joke about Saudi Arabia
"And on Patriot Act, I was in control. So I thought, hey. Why not go after everybody? It's my show, right? Dictators, autocrats, religion, that's why. When Washington post journalist Jamal Khashoggi got murdered inside of that Saudi consulate, I thought, hey, this could be our first episode. And I had a crazy take. You remember this? I was like, Saudi hear me out. It's your boy, Hasan. Hot take. I think murder is bad. In the kingdom was like, you have gone too far, minhaj. Netflix under fire today after its decision to pull an episode of a comedy show that was critical of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Saudi Arabian officials cited article 6 of their anti cybercrime law. I was like, wait, what law did I break? It was an Arabic, so I had to cut and copy it, put it in Google Translate. And it turns out I broke article 6 of their cybercrime law sentencing me. To 5 years in Saudi prison, I know. Somehow CNN got the story, right? Now it's crazy as that sounds. Here's where the story gets even crazier. That wasn't the first time I messed with the Saudis. I haven't talked about this publicly. But way before the whole Netflix kerfuffle. I tried to interview The Crown prince of Saudi Arabia. I'm serious. He came to New York City, and he was taking all these weird meetings. Dude, he met with Michael Bloomberg at the Starbucks in Times Square. Do you remember this? Look at Bloomberg's goofy ass. He's just like, welcome to Starbucks. Your highness? If you want to take a shit the code is two, three, three, two, my least. All right. Crown prince in New York. Your boy in New York. Let me shoot my shot. Let me slide in the DMs. It'll be funny. Now Bina has a slightly different take. Because she has a PhD. And I do PowerPoint comedy. So she's like Hasan. Do not antagonize the Saudis. It's dangerous. I go, I know. She goes, I'm serious. Don't do the interview. And I go, I won't. And I meant it. But then she left the room. And I'm like, come on, let me write a letter to Santa. So I was like, you're kidding on a Saturday. My name is Ahmed. I have Internet. They hit me back immediately. Well, this seems cordial. Now look, I'm not an idiot. I didn't tell being about this, okay? Not a moron. I'm not going to tell my wife. I told Jim, one of our producers. Now, I have to be honest with you guys. There is a slight difference between an embassy and a consulate, but fun fact, you're not supposed to get murdered in either. So me and Jim, we go from New York City, all the way down to Washington, D.C., three blocks away, embassy of Saudi Arabia. Me and Jim, we're about to walk in. I go, Jim, let's fucking go. Let's fucking go. Let's interview the Saudis. They said, huh, fucking gas prices, let's fuck with. He's like, stop dancing, you idiot. We're about to walk into a new country. You moron. Show some respect. I go, Jim. You show some respect. This is the goddamn United States of America. Yeah, they're not gonna fuck with me, John. I'm like you. Citizen. He's like, stop grabbing your nuts. It's literally a new country. When we walk through that door, it's like a green tunnel in Super Mario Brothers. You understand? We're in America. We walk in Saudi Arabia. America, Saudi Arabia, and it really was like that. It was like, Delaware. Saudi Arabia. We walk in it was Saudi gold, chandelier, marble, Indian servants. I'm like, bye bye. You did it. Indian servants. I mean the authenticity just. Because you know this in the Middle East, Indians, Pakistanis, bengalis, Sri lankans, where the help. Right? Or the Mexicans in the Middle East? Even brown people have their own brown people. That's how those buildings got there. The only people that love shitting on Indians more than the Saudis are the Brits. The only difference is we love when the Brits shit on us. They're Indian uncles here tonight that are like wow London. Look at London man. My cousin lives in London. Look at the queen. I'm like, fuck the queen. What are you talking about? Bro in my mom's bedroom. This is true. In my mom's bedroom. She has a wedding photo of me and being an honor wedding day directly next to that photo. It's a photo of Princess Diana. I go mama. She's been dead since 1997. I'm your son. How are we the same? She's like Hasan, you don't know princess die. I'm like, do you, mom? She was so beautiful. And her mother in law was mean. And her husband was cold. I'm like, ma? Are you describing your marriage? So we're in the Saudi embassy. Me and Jim were sitting down. Saudi delegation walks in. 15 men, they represent the Saudi royal family. They set the gas prices. How did the delegation circles me? Sits across from us. Mister menhaj. Thank you so much, for your letter. Why do you want to interview The Crown prince? Have you ever even been to the gulf? Jim's like, don't be funny. I go Jim. Why would I be funny? Yes. So one
Infowars host Alex Jones files for personal bankruptcy
". Police have yet to identify a suspect. InfoWars host Alex Jones has filed for personal bankruptcy protection in Texas. Joan cites debts that include nearly one and a half $1 billion he's been ordered to pay to families who sued him over his conspiracy theories about the sandy hook school massacre. He has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Houston. The Dow closed up 135 points today, the NASDAQ fell 21. This is CBS News.
Here's what Disney's Splash Mountain will look like with 'The Princess and the Frog' makeover in 2024
"One of the country's favorite log flume rides will make its final run next month, Disney, Disney World's splash mountain is being shut down on January 23rd, that ride opened in 1989 and it was fashioned on the old Disney film song of the south. It will be replaced by Tiana's Bayou adventure, which is based on the princess and the frog, the new attraction will open in Florida, as well as at California's Disneyland in 2024. It's 9 25. Money news at 25 and 55. Here's Jeff claw. The now finished Friday up 35 points the NASDAQ lost 21, U.S.
A highlight from Angry Young Men Edition Part 2
"Big band jazz and jump blues. Makes you dig your jive on the mellow side and. Amazingly, Jackson's cover of the Cab Calloway classic jump and jive was a minor hit in the UK. And the album held its own on the charts compared with beat crazy. It emboldened Jackson to try and even more eclectic mix on his next LP. Four gram Parker as the 80s dawned, the big stretch would be in his choice of producer. Aristo records, eager to make him the next Bruce Springsteen, connected Parker and the rumor with producer Jimmy iovine, who had engineered or produced albums by Springsteen, Patti Smith, John Lennon, and Tom Petty. On the up escalator. Iovine paired Parker's typically sardonic lyrics with a mainstream album rock sound. As on the lead single, stupid faction. Parker's disdaining ode to Los Angeles. Every day's too bad fashion oh yeah we're gonna get clear out of this Sunday yeah yeah and on endless night a song Parker wrote for the 1980 Al Pacino movie cruising. Returns on the endless nights that turns on the endless nights that iovine called in a favor, getting Bruce himself to sing backup. Springsteen was a fan of Parker's music, and his stock had never been higher as he was just coming off his first top ten hit, hungry heart. Everybody's not on grief Springsteen's presence helped get Parker's endless night on some album rock stations. That turns on the endless light that turns on the endless night and the up escalator LP sold decently, matching, squeezing out sparks peak of number 40. But critics complained that Jimmy iovine's production neutered the rumors raucous sound. Commercially, Graham Parker was always facing an uphill battle. Chart victories were small and hard won. When his 1982 single temporary beauty finally got Parker on the billboard rock tracks chart for the first time, it only got as high as number 52. By 1980 two, the music business had become much more visual. Thanks, of course, to the 1981 launch of MTV. Any act from the 70s that could translate their sound into the video medium. Suddenly found themselves in heavier rotation. Can you ask yourself how did I get here? Bands like Talking Heads who came up in the original wave of punk were one of the first bands played on MTV. For his part, Elvis Costello had been shooting videos for years. And interestingly, on the video channel's first day, his Oliver's army was one of the first 40 videos MTV played. Have you got yourself another baby I was on the stage I was on, but Costello's videos were mostly relatively low tech affairs. By 1982, videos like the human league's don't you want me. We're not only slicker, glossier and more expensive. Don't you want me to talk to you? They were changing the very sound of new wave from power pop and post punk to synth pop. It was a changing of the guard moment that could have passed the 70s angry young men by. For the next few years, they would develop fitful relationships with the music video era. At times questioning whether the mini movies were even worth it. This became a live question for Costello right away in 1982, when he released his most ambitious album yet. I
A highlight from Aira Talks To Double Tap About Changes
"This is an AMI podcast. Hey guys, welcome along to another episode of double tap for Friday, the second of December 2022, it's near the end of the week, but we have a big story to tell and that is around Ira and the changes they're making were joined by the CEO and their director of communications. Your listening to double time. Your daily accessible technology show. Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott, and John priest. Yeah, hi Sean priest, hurry you today. Today, Stephen Scott, I feel amazing. I feel great. You know one of those days where you just jump out of bed and I'm just full of energy. It's not gonna last long, so let's make the most of it. Did you spill something? No. No, actually I didn't. Thank you. Not because you know that's off in the way, right? You wake up, you find a wet patch and you think, okay, what happened here? Yeah, let's leave that alone. What I'm saying is, talking to spilling things, right? Cups, and or mugs. It is so difficult to find the perfect mug. I'm struggling here. Hang on. Let me explain. We're talking about here. Well, for cups, cups of tea cups of coffee. Because you struggled with cups. I'm struggling finding the right cup for me. Because I bought some, right? Big cups, I like a big cup, 500 mil. All right, for my bruise. Perfect. Right, okay. But it tapers down at the bottom. So if you just slightly nudge the top, bang. It's over. Oh, yes. That's no good. Rubbish. So I ordered some more big cups, but they're like bowls. They're very squat and very wide. So if you're not holding them perfectly level, they just spill everywhere when I try and carry them. I'm really struggling. Cups. The difficult question. Thank you. Well, I have the perfect cup. I think I've told you this story. If I haven't, then. Well, look, for me, this was the perfect cup. So I was in an IHOP in Las Vegas when we were at CES. You remember the story then? Yes, of course. Yes. Of you thieving. I didn't thieve the comp. What happened was I get back, I said to the lovely person in the restaurant. Do you sell these? Because I realize these cups. And she said, no, sir, we do not sell these cops. Steal them. So she says, no, we don't sell it, and I said, okay, fine. So I left and I had my lovely assistant Jane with me. We get back to the hotel room and she says, oh, by the way, here you go, and she thrusts in my hand, one of these mugs. And you named her, unbelievable, I'm so sorry, Jamie, the police unlocking on your door right now. The IHOP police. Las Vegas police will be around immediately to your home in Glasgow. But when you find that perfect cup, you grab it. You grab it and hold it. And it's got that exactly. It's not good that thing where it's got the did you call, how did you describe it? Yes, it's not a good bit at the bottom. I hate those comps because you need to tip them over. Terrible at the time. I know, because you swipe your hands slowly across the worktop trying to find a cup and bang over. It drives me crazy. Now, here's the thing when you're in your little office there and your little shed. Do you have the fear? Because I have the fear always so I'm going to knock the cup over. And destroy all the expensive equipment that's sitting on the desk. Exactly. Which is why which is why I have my laptop on stilts. This little stand. So I have the river that can flow below it without any fear. Everything else is up on a stand pretty much, not because of that so much, but just because I like things to be tidy, but equally, it does help if the river starts to flow. But here's the thing. I got this thing on Amazon. Of course, what else? But no one uses them. So what happens is you've got this coaster cup thing, right? Where you can set the cup into, like a coaster. But what app happens is it's kind of like a walled garden garden, yes. Without the foliage. So you've got a saucer. It's not a sauce, no, no, no, it's like a little place you put the cup into, and it holds and it sticks to the desk.
A highlight from How CoQ10 Supports Heart Health, Prevents Migraines, And Improves Cognition
"Now, when you get older, your compute ten production declines, it declines with other things like stress, chronic stress, toxins, zebra medications like statins, and when you have lower levels of cooked you can, it leaves this lower level of energy that we experience as we get older, but it also leads to some serious diseases. Now, it's kind of a cool thing. It was discovered, as I said, in the 50s and 1957, scientists didn't really catch on to it for a number of decades, but in 1978, the Nobel Prize was awarded in chemistry to the scientists who understood how mitochondria make use of CoQ10 to make energy. And then the science is exploded on CoQ10. Now one of the benefits of cooking pan. Why should we care what should we do? Well, it has a lot of benefits. Specifically for the fact that it's so key to making energy, which is key to everything else in their body. It's also a great antioxidant and helps deal with free radicals that can damage ourselves. Now, when you see COVID ten in the research, you see low levels linked to all sorts of age related diseases, whether it's dementia, Parkinson's, degenerative diseases, but the good news is that you can increase cocoa and your diet and it's good for you, but I'm going to explain to you how it works, why it's important and some of the amazing research that we now know about CoQ10 kind of implore us to be way more cognizant of how much we're getting, even we can even measure and I do this in my practice measure country ten levels. I see lots of people with low co detail almost. And yet the foods that increase CoQ10 reduce the reasons and exposures to things that cause us to reduce CoQ10 production like the stressors and bad diet and all the normal stuff we talked about toxins allergens microbes, stress, all that that actually cause injury to the mitochondria and damage to our energy production. But it can do so many things. One of the areas where it's so great is heart health. In fact, there's a whole field of metabolic cardiology, which is, how do we rejuvenate weak hearts? Congestive heart failure is really common. And it's a debilitating disease. The average life expectancy once you get at about 5 years, which is like cancer, most people don't realize that. But, you know, in the heart muscle is and the brain are the highest concentrations of mitochondria. And so it's no surprise that CoQ10 plays a huge role in heart function. And one study about 420 people with heart failure, where the heart's not pumping, the muscle isn't working because of lack of energy. If they were given coenzyme Q ten, they had improved symptoms and they had a lower risk of dying from heart related issues. Another study treated about 600 patients with CoQ10 or placebo and found that the group that got the CoQ10 was in the hospital less and had fewer complications than the placebo group and did better overall in their heart function. It's also important in the brain. And migraines, it's something I use regularly for migraines regularly for heart patients. By the way, everybody with a statin, which I don't prescribe that often, but it can be useful sometimes. Definitely gets cooked you can. But it's great for migraines. Not all migraines, but there are certain migraines because there's not such thing as a migraine. There are many, many different types of migraines, and maybe caused by gluten or hormones or the microbiome or by the candle issues or compute issues. And so there's a lot of reasons for migraines, even though they all manifest as the same symptom. And functional medicine we say, just because you know the name of the disease, it doesn't mean you know what's wrong with you. You know, the name of the disease is just the name we give to people who share a set of symptoms, but the causes may be different for different people. And sometimes it is a CoQ10 deficiency that's been linked to migraines because bad mitochondria function can lead to more inflammation, oxidative stress and India. And that actually can result in these headaches. So when you actually take a ten, you get better mitochondrial function, lower inflammation, and researchers in one study found that high quality cookie ten supplements, three times, were three times more likely to reduce migraines than a placebo. Another study of about 1500 patients found they had fewer and less severe headaches after they began taking CoQ10. So it's something you have to figure out why are you even migrating in the first place, but it can be a great adjunct. It also helps blood sugar control and since about 93% of us are metabolically unhealthy and if some degree now of insulin dysregulation and pre diabetes, we see that it really helps with improving insulin sensitivity and blood sugar and that's great because we are seeing just such a burden of this and something we can do to actually mitigate that is to take a little CoQ10. And may even prevent diabetes by reducing the number of fat cells that accumulate in the body that lead to more obesity and diabetes and is an energy problem. Also, it's been shown to help slow down or stay off reverse Alzheimer's. Mitochondria are the main energy source of your cells, especially brain cells, and when your mitochondria are not functioning, it can kill the brain cells or make them not work well.
A highlight from #900: The Fabelmans / The Eternal Daughter / Sr.
"In the fable man's Steven Spielberg revisits the contentious childhood that inspired him to become the world's most successful director. We've got a review. We'll also review the eternal daughter from director Joanna hogg, whose own autobiographical films, the souvenir parts one and two are among the most acclaimed releases of the last couple of years. That and more, a head on film spotting. Support for this podcast and the following message comes from LucasFilm and Disney+. Presenting the new original series, willow, reunite with the legendary sorcerer, willow, as he leads a group of misfit heroes on a dangerous rescue mission through a new world beyond
A highlight from 10 Trivia Questions on 2000s Pop Culture
"Would it be welcome to another episode of the trivia with buds, podcasts, I'm your host, Ryan buds. Thanks for checking out the show. Thanks for telling a friend who loves trivia to listen to this show and thanks for being you today. Hope you're having a great day. Hope you're ready to learn some stuff or to practice that part of your brain that already knows about 2000s pop culture trivia, one of my favorite things to ask questions on. Since I was born in 85, I was about 15 at the start of the millennium, just going into high school and a lot of this stuff resonates with me and hopefully it will resonate with you no matter what age you are. This round is sponsored by Nikki long, who is a Patreon subscriber Nicki long said I would love a round of 2000s pop culture trivia. And I said, Nikki, let's do it. Nikki is a Patreon subscriber at the $5 or higher a month level, which means she gets to pick a topic that I will record for her every single month, and thank you for signing up Nikki, one of our newest Patreon members, go join Nikki at Patreon dot com slash trivia with buds. We have our challenge before we jump into the 11 question quiz. Here's your first challenge. Let's see if you can figure this one out. A train station, political parties, and a shoe store in the 1970s. They all have platforms that was a tough one. Platforms that a train station political parties and a shoe store in the 70s. Next one syndicated cartoon, 103 inch long mustache bizarre beyond belief. Syndicated cartoon, a 103 inch long mustache and bizarre beyond belief. The connection there is Ripley's believe it or not, and it says that character was Robert Leroy Ripley with the mustache. In your final one here, nice and easy, dirt, private, yellow brick, those are all famous roads, all roads. Where we're going, we don't need roads because we're going into trivia land and we're going to ask you some questions on all kinds of things from the 2000s. Here we go. It's 2000s pop culture trivia. Let's see what you know, question number one. How many songs were in your pocket according to ads for the first iPod in 2001? How many songs were in your pocket according to ads for the first iPod in 2001? Question number two, who was the second host ever of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, who was the second host of The Daily Show. Question number three of the three main heroes and Harry Potter, which actor or actress, was the youngest in real life. Number three of the three main heroes in Harry Potter,
A highlight from Kal Penn
"And on, I went to undergrad there and then stayed for like ten years. But this past spring I was working there and it's the first time I lived by the beach. I grabbed an Airbnb in Venice. And I will never not live close to the beach when I'm back in LA it was gorgeous. I was with some Caribbean friends in New York. You know, we've been walking around and looking at other things and it was amazing in the whole thing, and then we finally got to the Hudson. And they suddenly relax and they were like, thank God, like, we didn't know where the city breathed. I got it. Yeah, yeah. Hello, I'm Minnie Driver. Welcome to the mini questions season two. I've always loved priests, questionnaire. It was originally a 19th century parlor game where players would ask each other 35 questions aimed at revealing the other players true nature. It's just the scientific method really in asking different people the same set of questions. You can make observations about which truths appear to be universal. I love this discipline. And it made me wonder, what if these questions were just the jumping off point? What greater depths would be revealed if I asked these questions as conversation starters with thought leaders and trailblazers across all these different disciplines. So I adapted Proust questionnaire and I wrote my own 7 questions that I personally think are pertinent to a person's story. They are. When and where were you happiest? What is the quality you like least about yourself? What relationship real or fictionalized defines love for you? What question would you most like answered? What person place or experience has shaped you the most? What would be your last meal? And can you tell me something in your life that's grown out of a personal disaster? And I've gathered a group of really remarkable people, ones that I am honored and humbled to have had the chance to engage with. You may not hear their answers to all 7 of these questions. We've whittled it down to which questions felt closest to their experience or the most surprising or created the most fertile ground to connect.