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A highlight from David A. Arnold: A Joke about Being Raised by a Founder of The O'Jays
"My stepfather didn't have no job when getting no job and fuck anybody who told him he better get a job. Stepfather was a completely different guy to do. My stepmother had a claim to fame though. My stepfather started a group in the 50s that became popular in the 70s called the OJ's. Yes. Yes. But he quit the day before they made a $1 million. So I spent my whole childhood watching a man try to prove that what was probably the biggest mistake of his life was not really a mistake at all. And this is the thing. Wait, I don't know if you know anybody from the same. My stepfather from the 70s. You know all them date from the 70s. They always got some slick shit happening. You know, they got everything he wore with silk for no goddamn reason. And he was always doing some 70s shit with his fingers. And he had a Jared curl, but not really. You know, my stepfather, you know, he was cool. And you know, he would talk down to you, you know? 'cause they got started the OJ, nigga you didn't. That's all of his sentences started the same way. No, no, no. I remember saying to my mother, why you got me in here. And we grew up with a lot of rules with my stepfather. One of the biggest rules that we grew up me and my three younger sisters was one glass of juice, per kid per day. Everything after that drink water. That was the rule. And you couldn't get around this rule because he had drink tickets that he would pass out in the morning. You wake up, come downstairs, he's standing right there, good morning. There's the Drake ticket, fuck that off. I have you like. I was a smart kid. I was saving all my drink dickers to the end of the week. Coming here on Friday, put them on the table, bam got 5 drink tickets, need 5 glasses of juice. No, nigga now. Today's drink ticket gallaudet is blue. None of this is that. Drink water. And I was like, I hated here. And for the life of me, I could not understand why this man was so cheap. And then one day it hit me. He was not cheap. He was broke. And that is a difference. When you broke, you move at a different cadence. You understand there is always a pressure on the back of your neck. And every single decision that is made in your life applies a little bit more. You're saying, this wasn't even about the juice, because this shit wasn't even real juice. It was like 99 cent chili Willy. Diabetes in the jug. Colored water. But when nim juice levels got low, that pressure got on the back of his neck, that shit was real for him. But for me, a ten year old kid, all I know is I wanted some juice. I could never see his life through the eyes of a 33 year old man. Which is, this is a man who's married to a woman. Who has three children, two of them are not his. Right? There is no money. She's in his ear and never lets him fucking forget it. Right? There's juice levels is getting low. There's pressure on the back of his neck and every single day. In our House, on the radio, the only thing you heard was people all over the world. Saw the love train love train. I'm surprised this nigga didn't kill all of us. You hear me? Watch David a Arnold. It ain't for the week. Only on Netflix.
A highlight from Constance Wu
"Hey, it's mini driver. What if you had insights into your genetics that could help you live healthier? How would you use that knowledge to change your life? You can hear me talk with 23andMe CEO Anne wojcicki about how insights from our DNA can affect our health journeys and the new season of the podcast spit from iHeartRadio and 23andMe. This season host baratunde Thurston explores how DNA isn't just about ancestry. It's a key to understanding your health when the new season you'll hear me and 22 other podcasters and influencers discuss what genetics taught us about ourselves and how that knowledge can impact the way we live our lives. Listen to my episode out now on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts. The economy is crazy right now. All time high inflation very stock market rising home prices and interest rates make your money go further and work harder with a certified financial planner professional from facet wealth, certified financial planner professionals, and fiduciaries. They're legally bound to do what's in your best interest. Facet has a simple flat fee, no hidden charges. There are no commissions. Try facet wealth dot com, TRY, FACT wealth dot com. That's a wealth is an SEC registered investment adviser. This is not an offer to buy your cell security, nor is it investment legal or tax advice. These days, our health feels front and center, with many of us monitoring our symptoms today in hopes of a healthy tomorrow. But what about tomorrow's tomorrow? Forward is focusing on your long-term health by building the world's first long-term doctor. That means smarter preventive care, with biometric monitoring, real-time lab results, and 24/7 access to care and a smarter way to do it. One flat B with no copays. Visit go forward dot com slash iHeart today to join for just $99 a month. Go forward dot com slash iHeart. There's something about a fitted sheet. It feels personal and it also feels just like bad design and that nobody thought it through and that there were all kinds of ramifications that pissed me off. I've looked up on the Internet how to do it and I get there's a way, but it's not really exactly how I would want it to be. It's not neat. 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 fictionalised 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
Kanye West faces backlash for wearing "White Lives Matter" shirt
"Kanye West and that fashion statement he made at Paris fashion week Yeah he was at Paris fashion week and did a surprise fashion show with models wearing t-shirts that said white lives matter and Kanye West himself was in a white lives matter T-shirt He was also next to in a picture next to conservative commentator Candace Owens who was also wearing a white lives matter T-shirt and he followed up on Instagram saying everyone knows Black Lives Matter was a scam Now it's over You're welcome And I imagine that's not going over well with Hollywood No it's not And it's not exactly clear as with Kanye often what his intentions are Obviously he met with then president Trump in the Oval Office He's been seen wearing a make America great again Red Hat And people on Twitter and elsewhere are kind of dragging him Jaden Smith Will Smith and Jada Pinkett's son was in the audience for that He got up and walked out and said that cheerleaders lead I don't care who it is I don't feel the message I'm out Black Lives Matter we demand a more progressive future All right I guess which gear is here now because the other character making headlines actually a cartoon character by the name of velma from Scooby-Doo She is confirming fans suspicions in this Halloween special that's just been released
Viewers head to Weather Channel for Hurricane Ian coverage
"Hurricane Ian is having one positive effect on TV ratings a bad storm has brought good ratings to the weather channel the cable and satellite outlet says it reached its biggest audience in 5 years last week as hurricane Ida made its run at Florida then crossed the state back out into the Atlantic and made a second landfall in the Carolinas the network says its average audience last Wednesday was 3.4 million people That's the biggest draw for the channel since Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in 2017 I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Jolie details Brad Pitt abuse allegations in court filing
"It appears things are winding down in the Alex Jones defamation lawsuit in Connecticut The final family member of a victim of the sandy hook elementary school massacre has now taken the stand mock Barden's son Daniel was one of the 26 victims of the shooting He says he and his family suffered again when they heard that people were desecrating his son's grave and that some conspiracy theorists had planned to dig up his 7 year old son's grave to prove the shooting was a hoax the plaintiffs are expected to rest their case when court resumes in the morning his lawyers say InfoWars host Alex Jones is unlikely to testify again which will make the defense case a brief one Jones has already defaulted on the defamation part of the case the jury will decide how much he and his media empire must pay for his repeated claims that sandy hook was all a hoax I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
A highlight from (Episode 336) "Adventures in Babysitting" Actor: Keith Coogan.
"Babysitting. And this is only the beginning. The front is dead. Chris can handle it. Sarah's probably paying for the rats to find out. Hold on. I'm still in control here. You could say they were having a bad night. The problems? No, not really. If they weren't having such a good time. Adventures in babysitting. You can still have asked me to babysit again. If they do I'd ask them for a buck more an hour. Hi, this is Keith coogan and you're listening to Monday morning critic podcast. So there's a lot I want to ask you, I will condense it for your sanity. Looking through your filmography, Keith, I forgot how freaking strong it was. Like I knew it was solid. But when you really examine and research somebody and take a deep dive into their life, in your case, it's like, I forgot a lot of this. I mean, I knew it. I mean, I grew up on it, but it's like, I'm sure you haven't, I'm not the first person that's ever told you that. My family said to you, ever want to get hot because then you could go cold. And they said, just be warm. Have you for your whole life? Have just had a warm career. And honestly, if you're just lucky enough to get in and get a job in this business, it's amazing. But I did lock out on being a bunch of iconic TV shows. And then when I did the movie, these are made at a time where there was a line of in theaters, and then direct to video. And you knew when you were working on something that was going to go straight to cable or because there was like this line. Right. That now they move the move the line on people after they shoot now. They don't know if it's going to be on HBO Max or in the theaters or shown, you know, it's going to display at the gas station. I'm a little pump. And so doing the even the kind of hard scrap lower budget I got to work like on a new world picture. And New Line Cinema in their earlier days and that it well, first of all, it's fun. It's really, really fun to make a movie. I have to say. But I had a good fortune to work with really fun people, not just on the Christina applegates and Elizabeth shoes and Anthony raps. But John cryer and William Peterson and Lloyd Bridges and truly cool calves even on the lower feet like the pythons and the downhill Willy had Lachlan Monroe. Python had Billy Zabka and will Wheaton. And really fun, you know, it's the people, it's the friends we made along the way. Yeah, yeah. It's well said, you know, and the other thing that I realized too is and I'm sure this is like people watching this or hearing this or like, but it's almost like you're a big part of people for me growing up. You're such a part of these crucial moments in television and movies that like, I don't want to say movies raised because I had wonderful parents. But I kind of was raised by movies and TV if we're being honest. Like I loved it. And you were the, this is gonna sound such fanboy into a cheesy, but you were there every step of the way. I just think I just think that's a really cool thing to be on that end if I can't speak for you, but I can certainly say that looking at your work, we'll dive into a few entries, but like, man, you were there for the whole ride. That's awesome of you to say. That it's funny when they're often wasn't a connect to the TV work is like 7 and 8, 9 years old or whatever connected to being 17, 18 or 19 years old. They'd make it go, oh yeah, you were that kid that was on TV all the time. But there wasn't like this direct connection and I was hoping there wasn't too much. You never want to get known for one. We're never want to be unhappy days and that's it. You're rich in Cunningham for the rest of your life. You can't do another show. You're the fonts. Henry Winkler. He said it was 20 years before anyone would call him for a job. And so that was that be unrecognizable from picture to picture, dye your hair, cut it, limp. Whatever it is, I would love diving into characters which always are serving the piece and the story. And I think that the stories were.
A highlight from 10 Trivia Questions on B-Movies, Star Wars, and The Seattle Seahawks for Vernon Heagy's Birthday!
"What it be and welcome to another episode of the trivia with buds, podcast. I'm your host Ryan buds, thanks for checking out the show and leave an iTunes reviews and celebrating the birthday of listener, collaborator. Sender of questions and all around good guy Vernon, he Vernon your wife Ashley reached out to me, she said, hey, Ryan, I'm Vernon Higgins wife, nice to meet you. I know he sends you stuff and we listen to you all the time. Thanks for what you do. I'd love to do a sponsored trivia episode for Verne's birthday, October 4th. So happy birthday Vernon. We've got that episode for you today. It's going to be very fun. And we're going to dive into questions on Star Wars and Game of Thrones and other things that you love. But right now let's do a quick little warmup with four very random thought provoking questions from a game I have called things they don't teach you in school. All right, here's your first question. What is the average life expectancy in the country with the world's highest overall life expectancy? The answer is 89 years old and that would be in Monaco. Monaco 89 years old. Next question, what does wiki mean in the Internet based encyclopedia Wikipedia? That is fast. It is Hawaiian for fast, the word wiki. Third question here, how many people are murdered every day in the U.S.? That's a fun little birthday fact for ya Vernon. I guess I should have read this card. Approximately 45 people are murdered. Hopefully no one you know today Vernon. And is there only one sign language for deaf people that is used globally and the answer just says no. Okay, there's not one sign language for deaf people that is used globally. Now we know that if you didn't know that. Thanks for warming up with me on a fun little episode here to celebrate Vernon's birthday. It is October 4th and it's 2000 22 and it's time to jump into this quiz on things Vernon loves here we go. All right, Vernon loves all these things. Let's see if you love them as much as he does. Here's question number one. In 2013, what Seattle Seahawks player became the shortest quarterback to win a Super Bowl. Number one in 2013 what Seahawks player became the shortest quarterback to win a Super Bowl. Question number two, what is the name of the man eating plant in little shop of horrors? What is the name of the man eating plant in little shop of horrors? Number three, what is the main religion of the 7 kingdoms in Game of Thrones? What is the main religion of the 7 kingdoms in Game of Thrones? Number four in Star Wars episode two attack of the clones, who is the first to say I have a bad feeling about this. I have a bad feeling about this. Number 5, which Seahawks player has a marijuana strain called beast mode two, which Seahawks player has a marijuana strain called beast mode two. Number 6 how much was the budget for plan 9 from outer space was a $10,000, $60,000 or a $150,000. What was the budget for plan 9 from outer space ten 60 or a 150,000? Number 7, aside from being master of coin and a member of the king's small council, the character of petal Littlefinger baelish from King's Landing in Game of Thrones also runs what kind of business. Besides being master of coin and a member of the king's small council, Littlefinger runs what kind of business. Question number 8, what color is mace, windu's lightsaber, what color is mace windu's lightsaber?
A highlight from Your Feedback & Envision
"Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott, and Sean priest. You know, I think I'm gonna get rob to redo that and what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna ask him to see the ever excitable Sean Preece. Oh, I like that. Why is that? What gives you that impression, Stephen? I have no idea. Hi, Sean. How are you? I'm very well, thank you those glasses. That made it sound a little bit ominous. I'll be honest with you. No matter what, I can't believe I would explain this, but yes, those glasses. Because everybody's talking about them. We don't do music in this show. Yes, and that was it. Yes, the envision glasses I definitely want to pair. It's as simple as that. I mean, they sound ideal. Perfect. Exactly. Well, I can not wait. I have been told. I said, I'm being told as if someone's telling me right now. I have just been handed some paper, yes. Oh, I can't read that one here. No, it says. So moving to the stop doing that. You're confusing me. Yeah, so I've got the news that the news. Yes, thank you. They are on their way. No. Yes. Well, as we speak, as we imagine literally as we speak, yes, I literally as we speak and vision glasses are winging their way to double tap headquarters. For me, no. Oh, okay. That's very good. You're assignment vision classes. The headset. Yes. Okay, so. Let's go to the news. Google stadia, do you know, whenever you hear about a Google project, which seems interesting, which seems like it might be quite useful. I often think to myself, how long will it be before they kill it off? Well, we can answer that question today because they've done it. They've killed off Google stadia. That's it gone. So goodbye cloud gaming, no more. It was a bit of a hard sell, right? But if anyone could pull it off you think Google could and apparently the performance was pretty damn good. It was nearly lag free. So it's a simple case that it couldn't keep up with the big boys of Xbox and PlayStation. So, you know, too late to the game, maybe? Do you know what I'm starting to wonder about this, right? Because I often think when Google ditched something, I think, oh, there we go, that's that. And I remember one project years ago called Google wave. One of the many that lie in the graveyard of Google. And the Google graveyard could work. Google docs. Slightly depressing, but carry on. Well, there's a lot of products in there. I mean, it's getting a little bit tight for space. Information. Google. Yeah, let's do the option left. Just an arm sitting there with Google wave written on it. But yeah, Google wave was a great product. It kind of brought together all your all your task managers, all your calendars, or your email into one really cool project. Into one website, it was really good actually. And I thought, this is one project I could really get into. And then he killed it. Well, you're a jinx, obviously.
A highlight from Sylvan Esso
"Now your systems monitor themselves, what used to take hours takes minutes. And you have an ecommerce platform designed to handle sudden spikes in overall demand. As in actual overalls. Let's create IT systems that rule up their own sleeves. IBM. Let's create. Learn more at IBM dot com slash IT automation. Today on the show, we'll be hearing from sylvan essos Nick Sanborn and Amelia meath. They've been making music together since 2013. When Amelia asked Nick, a music producer and bass, to remix her band mountain man's hit single, play it right. He did end as they say the rest is history. From the very beginning silvan essos had a very sleek electro pop feel to their production. Amelia's powerful voice is front and center surrounded by harmonies and samples of her own voice. Nick's genre destroying base creates intricate pulsing grooves for Amelia's voice to inhabit. Now the married couple and electronic duo have released their fourth studio album, no rule sandy. It's a follow-up to the band's Grammy nominated 2020 album, free love. This new album is a mix of improvisation and experimentation, recorded primarily in the span of three weeks at a rented studio space in LA just earlier this year. On today's episode, Bruce Hadley speaks to Amelia and Nick about their creative process and how no rule sandy came to be. They also play songs
A highlight from Your Feedback & A New Online Cinema Experience
"Know, I just said that. Hi Sean priest, how are you? I'm really well. Thank you, Steven Scott. Audio described movies. You got me interested. Yeah, well, I've got to say, you know, this is a really interesting project. I will put up front though, bad news if you live in Canada. Or the U.S. or New Zealand or Australia, or any other English speaking country quite frankly, because there's only available in the UK at the moment. It's just starting in the UK so I want to put out there. But the reason I bring it up is because I think it's a very interesting project and here on double tap, we're looking outside of our bubble here in Canada and we're focusing on the world. World. What we are, Steven, is global. We are internationale. That's right. That's right. We are double tap. Global. It's very global. It doesn't feel like the way I said it. Anyway, so yeah. Anyway, Joe, can we can? I did. Yes, glorious as ever. I spent it in my shed, so it's always a Paradise. So hang on. Actually, on that point. Hang on. Hang on. Hang on. Hang on. Considering it's just us too, talking amongst ourselves is kind of tricky, but I'll try. The voices in your head just talk with them. I see. My AirPods pro. Two, still in the box. Still have an open. You are a disk. Directly to me. Okay, I think I might, because to be fair, they might get a chance to be opened. And the good thing is that you'll have, you'd have lost them by now. Absolutely. Hey, I haven't lost those first gens yet. They are tried a few times, but no. No, I've still retained them. And you know what? The anxiety, the earbud loss hang on. Earbud loss anxiety. Well done, is getting less and less. I am not sure. But it's just takes that one walk into a lamp post or a hedge and bang. It's gone, isn't it? I can't face that. I can't face it, Steven. No, well, just a wheel. Simple as that. Problem solved. Okay. Thank you. There are really good though. They just work as Apple would say they do just actually work. Well, fantastic. I've been reading a lot of reviews. I haven't tested them myself. But I have been reading a lot of reviews that do say that these are the hidden gems from Apple's big event recently. Because especially these ones, they apparently the noise cancellation is way, way better. And they talk about what was it they called it, it was like a cabin pressure effect. That's what they described as in the version one AirPods pro. I kind of got that when I was on a plane or on a train, you would sometimes get that because or anywhere, frankly, where there was any kind of wind flying around you like, for example, when air conditioning is blown at you, you would sometimes hear that and it would kind of create this weird effect, like a cabin pressure. But that doesn't seem to be the case with the new ones. So I'm looking forward to my forthcoming journeys with them. Once I get by the box, so when I'm in planes trains and indeed automobiles, I should worry about my gen ones. And steal your gen twos, is that what you're saying? Yeah. Can I ask a question? Why is it that today we still call them planes and we still call them trains, but we no longer call automobiles automobiles. I do. I always call them, yes, I don't use the word cars. It's a vulgarity. Okay, fine. Excellent. Well, I see that you're being a little bit more up forefront these days because of I don't think that's the right phrase. But yeah, you're being up front. I think that's what I'm trying to see. Following our email from, have you recovered from that email from dean in New Zealand? Look, absolutely fine. I realized I'm not everyone's cup of tea. I am an odd fellow, so it's absolutely fine. I am wheezy. I am Motley. I do go. An awful lot. But you know what? I'm also adorable. So it's fine. Not everyone is going to cuddle me. You're not wrong. That's weird. You're not wrong there. Right, let's get to some feedback because we do have the chance to do with Eleanor zini, who is the person behind my son's cinema, we're going to be talking about that with Eleanor, as I say, is on the UK only at the moment. But they are hoping to expand this into other countries. I will say, just on that point, and I will bring this up with Eleanor shortly. But there was a Canadian version of this. There was a Canadian audio description project that tried to do, I think, very similar to what my sense cinema is doing. I don't know if it's still around, I'd like to know, but it was called tell me TV. And oh yes. Ah, I love that. That was so clever. I was really good. I remember interviewing the guy behind that and it was a really good idea, but as ever, it relies on the cooperation of movie studios and TV companies, and that's where it always not falls down necessarily, but becomes difficult. And that's why this new project, my sense cinema is all available in the UK at the moment, because it's all to do with rights, ultimately. They have to have the rights to be able to put this content out to the world, or at least other territories. So we'll talk to Eleanor zinho but that today. But I do want to get to some of your feedback. You've been sending it in in your droves. So let's get to the first message today as read for us by the lovely Laura cooker from EMI audio's guardian daily program. You'll know her voice from
A highlight from At Last, My Legacy Has Come Along Edition Part 2
"On the floor welcome back to hip parade. A podcast of pop chart history from slate magazine about the hits from coast to coast. I'm Chris mountie, shard analyst, pop critic, and writer of slate's wise this song number one series. On our last episode. I explained the concept of the legacy hit. A song that underperformed on the charts back in the day, missing the top ten top 40 or even the entire Hot 100 that is now one of the first songs we think of when we hear an artist's name. I'm now going to attempt the near impossible, ranking a top ten list of the greatest legacy hits
A highlight from Buried Treasures!
"We'll hear comments from our listeners and some buried treasures picks from our staff. I'm Jim D regattas. And I'm Greg Khan and of course Jim you and I are going to share our own batch of buried treasures. Great music flying under the mainstream radar. Oh yeah. You know, we always like to say how we choose these treasures, Greg. Emails from listeners, emails from folks. We know recommendations from friends reading nonstop about music and publicists telling us, hey, this might be up your alley. So I'm excited to dive in, are you? Absolutely. It's always fun to do this, Jim, because there's so much music out there that we don't feel gets enough recognition. We only have so many slots for reviews every month, you know? So this gives us a bunch of bonus picks, so to speak. Yeah, and many of these records may not be reviewed by other places. I'm going to start with one that deserves to be widely heard. Say she she, a song called pink roses. This is a Brooklyn disco pop trio. And they are devoted to the sounds of Studio 54, circa the mid 70s. I think they captured that vibe really well. Aside from the bands that were there, I think they do it as well as anybody since, including delight. Remember delight. Oh yeah. I remember that. You know, the celebratory sound of disco, which was also a protest music. Let's never forget. The name say she is a nod to Nile Rodgers, chic. Say Sheik say she I love that. We've got the harmonies. We've got the hooks. We've got the uptempo grooves. We've got former members of the DApp kings and the extraordinaires contributing. I gather that when, say she plays live, they are a 7 piece band, but the three women at the core have made a new record and I love it. The debut album is called prism. This is a single from it called pink roses, say she she on sound opinions. The night I wanna touch the sky you might be out of time right now I need you all around my feet up on the ground following the sound do you know we. Are ever right pink roses say she great.