Listen: Jacqueline, Stephen Hawking, Anita Bryant discussed on Omnibus! With Ken Jennings and John Roderick
"His wife leaving his kids fatherless to run off with his his new love Jack lean and for the rest of their. Lives they remained happily married, although very independent pursuing their own business interests. I mean Floyd supported Jacqueline, but never stood in her way as she set out to to set all these pioneering rounds. I mean, if nothing else she is now, financially independent. She can worry work on whatever business ideas or aviation ideas. She has right without worrying about paying the rent. She's now MRs Floyd auto one of the richest women in America. And this is one of the reasons perhaps that we don't know her as well or celebrate her as well because there is in this American up from your bootstraps, kind of sense that a sense of our heroes that the fact that she then became wealthy. Colored her accomplishment in hindsight. You read about her story. It does kind of sound like an establishment society woman at some point. I mean spoiler warning. She's going to run for the house as a Republican, right? And she's a lifelong Republican, which is another another thing that kind of inhibits the idea, or rather it's a part of the the incongruity that we have always had an American politics where we think that the pioneers should also be liberals. It's very hard for us to reconcile the log cabin Republicans. How can there be gay Republicans? How can there be black? But of course, back then I mean in this being socially progressive on women's issues was the platform of neither party right now. She's an Eisenhower Republican, and that's I'm sure her ideas would not be well represented by any particular stripe either party today, but but but the nineteen seventies. When we're. Looking for heroes of the women's movement? You know, she she an pro wearing a telephone the Anita Bryant millionaire's wife, right, right? John. Do you have as much time to read books as you would like no I was a voracious reader for the first forty five years of my life. And then the last five years the phone technology has just I feel like it's robbed me of one of the most important features of my life, which is to sit and read the more into reading you are the more aware, you are of how many books you want to read. I have so many book can't Elisa stacked up. I still go to bookstores and go, oh, I got to have this book. And then I can't get through it. Let me recommend an app I tried this week called blinking I which has kind of condensed versions of nonfiction books down into kind of bite sized fifteen minute summaries. So you can sit on a bus commute and read four nonfiction books by getting the gist of any of the thousands of books in their library history. Self help business books all of the above interesting. I once read a book about the thirty years war, and I wish it had been on blinking. I bet it probably is now. I would have been like the thirty minutes war because it took me six months to read. And it was so dense and dry that I can't recall a single thing. It said I looked at Stephen Hawking's last book and learned what he thought about the existence of God in nice in blinking form and cuts to the chase. Yeah. And I read Mary Beard's book, and it had you know, some of her most provocative findings and theses about how civilizations evolve art. It was a great way to kind of get the gist of a book and decide if I wanted to learn more or just have have the ideas of at my disposal for future conversations.."