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What Is an Unexpected Calling
"Sewer back with melanie red. And she's talking about her calling. And you're calling and what you're doing and melanie you've had a calling on your life in many different ministries and just recently. You've become a health coach with your husband randy. Let's talk about that okay. Well i'll tell you this. Nancy people ask me. How will i tell them. I just get up every morning. I henry black abbey who wrote experiencing god. He said he gets up every day and he says god. What are we doing today. And he wants to live on mission in an adventure with god and so. That's kind of how we see our labs is we're just everyday is an adventure with him. This time. Last year my husband was having some heart issues and he had to have three cents put in his heart. Doctor said if he does not lose weight. I'm going to be cracking him. Open and it scared us and so we started this health journey where we said we gotta lose weight. We've live differently. Not just change a little bit or changed for a couple of months. We need to change our laps and so we went on an adventure. And we've lost together. He's lost about fifty pounds. I lost over thirty and We just changed the way we live. We eat to live. we don't live to eight. We're more active. We feel better. Were taking better care of ourselves because we feel like we wanna live are however many more years god gives us healthy and feeling good and not in a doctor's office is so that's kind of how that came about and then other people started saying what are you doing and so. It's been a lot of fun nancy. Because i didn't set out to do it but we've been able to help over fifty people start to lose weight and feel better so that's really great. That's fine but we were just kind of doing arab thing living life and got added this to our plate. Yeah it's like it's his own ministry you know and that's an even though you start out with what you think you're supposed to be doing. You may end up. God may end up putting you in so many different ways using you in so many different ways right to say i tell my kids that my kids are in their twenties and they're kind of figuring out their futures in their careers i saw. I think it was. Gary banner check said the other day. You don't have to decide what you're doing for the rest of your life. You just have to decide what to do tomorrow.
On a Date With Reverend Jesse and Jacqueline Jackson
"It was a bitter cold november morning. When we got to the airport we were heading out to chicago. My old stomping grounds to visit reverend. Jesse jackson and jacqueline jackson not only are these two civil rights icons his work with martin luther king her lifelong activism. But they've been married throughout all yearly sixty years. I was really looking forward to it only problem. Our flight from new york was severely delayed and we were five hours late for our date. It was awful. I really hate being late for anything but even though it was already evening by the time we landed. They said come on over anyway. I've known them for decades and that's the kind of generous people. They are The children well. They all still talk to me. That's a good side. Jesse was diagnosed with parkinson's disease several years ago but despite his condition his spirits were lively and jackie. She's always full of life. As we settled in jesse began to recall their early days in college. She was a into modern dance and she had been librar- and beautiful begun. Measure parents versus freaked on her bills. A-plus all the time though the pluses so you beginning you say wait. What would values you share. The foundation was marriages. Don't last long as they have. No the norwich told free. Russa's deep is larussa foundation when the wind blows can't take it as i see what roles without roots. It cannot grow right over. How lucky you were to find. Jackie i mean other women would have run out the door because you were never home. I love you. I was lucky. I told him because he was going and going and going and then he wouldn't inform me. I went to him. And i said reverend. You're supposed to make me abbey. And i was. I mean because i really felt a man is supposed to make you happy. That's his
UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid Wants Return to Normal 'as Soon as Possible'
"Javeed will be appearing in the house later. All this is though is what he had to say as you voice. I died yesterday working on sunday at the department. Healthiest today. we are still in a pandemic. And i want to see that. Come to an end as soon as possible and that will be my most immediate priority to see that we can return to normal as soon as quickly as possible. so i was speaking yesterday The lots of people focusing on the fact that he was talking about return to normal as soon as possible. Was this a a difference between him and matt. Hancock is even more enthusiastic about unlocking as soon as possible. One person who knows such w better than most his former special adviser salman chargers and someone who knows the department of health better than most is paul harrison. A former special adviser. They're our job. Hunt was held. How i pulled morning abbey both with us so first of all salman. Is this It in several different roles is interested in health is sort of gets him up in the morning got ideas. Do you know what a health service run by sausage of. It looks like i do. Think any cabinet minister when they go into their job really knows what they're going to be like in the job and i think a lot of them learn on the job to figure out what they want to do the job when they get that i think the things that are really interesting one of the themes that such wis which goes to in any job that they've been an initial was that question of social mobility equality suit of understanding the masses and particularly if a hey i think because he's He's got quite an engineer. Mind and he's very soon. Problems focused in luck Installations i think those his guiding principles. I'd like fix some of the big issues. So i think waiting lists Social care that kind of stuff. Everybody's talking about that will be sort of top of his in tray. He wants to fix these issues.
Test2 - less 3 - burst2 - FOF #2963 Stewart Pearce: The Man Who Taught Lady Diana to Speak - burst 02
"Channels That elisa doolittle character in my fair lady which i imagined that every speech pathologists every voice coach is intimately familiar with that musical and the beginning of it. They're showing her as a as a poor flower girl and she speaks and people can understand what she saying. Did you say comes. We don't say can't in the united states because that sounds like something. Naughty can't can't can't maybe throw was not supposed to my ears. it should have been. Yeah absolutely well. I mean at one and i ain't old so it caught me whatever to the entree idea it's difficult. It's very difficult Although today you know geographically speaking Levels mobility are suing extraordinary accents or dialect saw beginning to be ironed out. And so it's much easier to be able to specify where people from. Although i find it very interesting that when i'm in the back of a cab in new york city often the driver says to me wearing from where do you think i'm from noon. I put on my best down to the abbey voice. They say south african australian. Have you ever watched downton abbey. Oh my god here. English everything new york city. Everybody's so used to you. Know that sort of sound that ricky as makes we'll open lot roaster s joy. English was your as opposed to allowing each file to have third enunciate to ten dollars. Stewart could be from iowa for all we know in part of it is like you're right now in american culture popular culture. Everybody's very obsessed with ryan murphy's miniseries halston where the great legendary designer who was born in iowa grew up in indiana and talk like this very sophisticated and part of it. I started thinking about this david. Sedaris wrote in his book me talk pretty one day about how common it is for gay men to get speech. Lessons fix their gay lisp. But we've also observed in films like the king's speech where british aristocrats or even the monarchy. And in that film in your life hired voice coaches to get them to speak clearly indeed. Yeah absolutely yeah. I i watched The netflix halston the other evening. I haven't i haven't completed it often in the series. I thought it fascinating the way the the name of the actor. Why does the namely urge thank you so much. Who's yeah smoke. It's like you know any very key found this wonderful turn. You obviously
The History of Abbey Road Studios
"My name is merck stalls. I'm the head of audio products here at kiro studio so i i work with companies. We create software recreation hall. Where re-creations some of our old classic gear. the full. that my previous incarnation. Here bureau studios was as a recording engineer. I'd love to know before we start the tour. What how you felt when you. I tend to work here at you and your first day. You've been here for a while. You still got thrilled walking across the pedestrian crossing looking at these steps. But what was on life. You very exciting. Been a blur. I couldn't actually believe i was here. I remember always touching the wolves to see what's material was on the woolworth's fascinated by this the acoustics in the gear and the desks and it was kind of mind-blowing. First of all the history of even the house is crazy. I mean here we all. It looks like a house because it was a house. It was a townhouse built in the eighteen thirties in this could so useful saint. John's wood neighborhood not a bad little corner of london. Not a bad into the corner. I the reason it became a recording studio was the gramophone company who were the first record company in this in this country in the world in fact so they started in the eighteen nineties obviously completing industry it was not trusted by some musicians and artists. They didn't like the idea being recorded figure. If the unknown of technology but by the mid twenties especially when the Electricity electorates recording act was passed in the nineteen twenty five recording. Just massively took off. I say that because before nineteen twenty five most recordings with just mechanical musicians would crowd around the big acoustic horn. And if you want it relative music to be loud or that musician we just move closer to the whole you know. It's very mechanical. When illiteracy came onto the scene microphones could be used moving moving clo- mara phones and very small basic mixing consoles and an electric driven cutting life so it can change the whole recording industry. It was a big deal
'Downton Abbey' Cast Returns for Sequel Opening in December
"A second film based on the series Downton abbey is in the works marches are a lot of what the latest connection is already begun on the movie Downton abbey to which will feature the original principal cast is scheduled to be released December twenty second creator Julian Fellowes has written the screenplay the first film was released in twenty nineteen three years after the series ended it made one hundred ninety four million dollars on a budget of less than twenty million dollars
Prince Philip's Death Commemorated By Gun Salutes Across the UK
"Britain's Prince Philip is being honored by gun salutes across the United Kingdom. Today, Tributes are pouring in from all over the world following the princes death on Friday. Flags have been lowered to half staff at Westminster Abbey, and people continue to lay flowers outside of Buckingham Palace. Prince Philip was married to Queen
Prince Philip and the queen's royal love story
"Celebrating prince queen elizabeth husbanded closest confidante dead at ninety nine now the life and legacy of prince philip from childhood marked by heartache to a promising naval career sacrificed for service to his queen. He has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years how. The of edinburgh revolutionized the monarchy and guided a grieving nation and just the crown battles a new series of crises. What the future now holds for the royal family marching forward without their prints. Good evening and thank you for joining us. I'm trevor all tonight. A wave of sadness washing over buckingham palace. Queen elizabeth and the entire united kingdom mourning the loss of prince philip. Now inside the duke's lifetime of allegiance as a husband a grandfather a pillar of strength behind the british monarchy ninety nine tolls at london's westminster abbey fritz phillips. Ninety nine years of life mourning the loss of queen. Elizabeth beloved husband of seventy three years. This is absolutely devastating for the queen. This is the love of her life. The man who was by has tied for decades fell in love with the queen and chose to take on a lawyer. No suddenly being her husband but also serving crown prince charles visited his mother this afternoon as the royal family plans for funeral. Eight days from now. Prince harry and meghan markle paying tribute from afar on their foundation's website. Prince william and his wife catherine also honoring the duke on instagram
Pittsburgh Houseplant Merchant Blossoms During Pandemic
"Now. This is a really cool story today. Two weeks ago we focused this episode this segment around a guy known as plant influence sir. The plant influence up toronto. And naturally we try to space topics out of bit When i was looking at all the notes for upcoming throwback thursday segments. I saw that this one was about plants i was like. Oh that's cool but let's let's push the plants back just so we're not like all plants all the time. But when i listened to the interview with abby some parts of which you'll hear in a moment. I realized she had a really good story that i just didn't want to wait for you to here. So this is the month plants. Apparently and after years of being part time abby opened her shop in january twenty twenty she opened a retail shop in pittsburgh and naturally was quite worried. Because you may recall. January twenty twenty was the last normal month of life for most of us especially anyone who is a public facing kind of business like a new retail shop but in her case she really ended up turning things around so she's got a great update along with some helpful lessons. You always hear this thing about you. Know find your niche and chief and mentioned sat in her by. She's like yeah. You always hear this thing but it's so important in a crowded space and she actually was able to find a good one so it's always good to look and say okay. Not just find your niche. But how does one do that. What are specific examples of people that have done that because that will perhaps allow somebody else to think. Okay what is what is my thing. Not just my broad area. But what is my specific plant expertise. Am i going to be the plant. Influence her going to be abby from pittsburgh or am i going to be myself. You know the best answer is probably to be yourself. But how can you make that marketable anyway enough about me. I learned a lot from abbey's interview. So let's hear some highlights from her. And i'll be back at the end to wrap it up. My name. is abby calcio knee from pittsburgh pennsylvania and i own jericho plant co which was previously featured in episode eighty three. I started back in twenty eighteen. I was working a full time corporate job in the supply chain in finance world and just wanted to do something in my free time on my own with something that i love which was plants. So i started in online houseplant shop. You can hear more about in that previous episode. And i did that for about a year and then in two thousand nineteen. Whenever we recorded that last episode i was just branching out into doing local pop up shops around town and finally getting my hands. what in selling in person instead of just online and having my husband come and help me because i needed extra help because they were doing so well Yeah it was. Just you know. A pretty stereotypical side-hustle just kind of finding time wherever you can find it so once. The lockdown happened in pennsylvania It was also very uncertain. And we no one really knew what to do however my space and the warehouse i open in pennsylvania technically allowed to stay open. Because i'm an ecommerce company. So i was actually set up pretty well for covid and the lockdown was already set up to ship customers their orders. And that's exactly what i did so honestly i don't know if i would have grown as much as i had twenty twenty. My first technical big year in business had it not been for people really wanting to have plants in their home so that they were all stuck at home and finding my business especially here locally. I was shocked at the amount of people who are willing to pay for shipping. And i was sending it to miles away because they could leave their homes. So i all my inventory was already on the website. I've still have that same shop. Affi- store that i had for the last two years so i was really set up for success. Actually which was incredible and then just sort of went with the flow for the rest of the year. Like i'm sure every other business owner has has done and i continued pop up shops where possible and doing sidewalk shops. So that was also a great way for me to advertise and shop. Affi- put in place a curbside pickup option into their interface. So from may onwards. That's how i've made most of my money as people buying online and picking up on my warehouse here in pittsburgh and i still ship across the country and that's still a great avenue for for revenue for me. I was fortunate enough to hit one hundred k. And revenue by november of twenty twenty which. I didn't expect to happen at all. I was very happy with that. It was sort of a struggle of mine. What's i kind of got to see. How the hub. Year risk going in terms of hitting six figures in nine months in a business essentially started the pandemic i. I'm pretty happy with the growth. That i've had and continue to see going into twenty twenty one one of the biggest challenges that actually any house plant or plants seller in general husband. Basing is a plant shortage across the entire country This is both in seeds and outdoor plants. I think demand is skyrocketed this year. Which i've obviously benefited from. However that's led to incredible shortages at the growers in florida and on top of that they are also dealing with the repercussions from fad hurricanes in the past five or ten years because the plant supply chain. It takes so long if you go to a store and buy a five foot tall tree just think of how many years it took for that plant ticket that large and if a thrower gets its inventory wiped out or damage that can be years of sales that are taken away from them. So my advice to you in. If you're looking to get into any sort of plant business would be to find your niche differentiate. Yourself and i know that is sometimes just something you hear about and you know marketing class or whatever but in a saturated market like online plant. Sales are or you know. Even locally you're competing with other plants stores florists and garden centers and lowe's and home depot You really have to differentiate yourself so. I focused my entire websites on helping beginners. Find their plants. Just sort of like a questionnaire like form type of thing you can go through my website and then everything is kept nice and simple on the product pages to really just get people started with house plants one of the biggest surprises and benefits. I am getting out of starting my own business is so i do the retail side and the wholesale side and retail to make people happy every single day by giving them plants which is so much fun and talking to everybody is so much fun but what i didn't know i would enjoy so much is talking to my wholesale clients and getting to know other people who are running businesses. Because they're in it with me. They no one else knows unless they're nba arena there few fighting the same fight. You are like the struggles. Of how am i gonna pay rent this month. All right my heating bill was really high. What can i do to reduce that. And and how. Am i going to get inventory and a consistent schedule talking about those problems and helping other business owners and learning from other business owners spend such a wonderful benefit of. It's sort of like your own little. Nba i feel like without having to pay all the money for an mba.
Accidents And Aging, Learn How To Avoid Them
"Back with us. Today is our favourite cool doctor. Dr aleida mucci. You may remember her from last month when we talked about. Frailty today we're talking. Oh all things incontinent. So thanks for joining me today. Thank you very much. It's lovely to see her again. Jerry to hopefully soon we'll be able to travel and now my husband's go to europe so we have a lot of people to meet over in the uk soon so and me. Smile american college of physicians conferences. Which i used to do every yes. Oh yes looking forward to. That sounds terrific so last month we talked on. Frailty what it is how to prevent it or prevent it from getting worse. What's on on topic for incontinence today. How is that tied into aging. Will danny wed do. I stop you can enormous topic and a very interesting run and i think as we get into the conversation i like to get a couple things out there straightaway and the first thing as incontinence and age in on the same thing incontinence at any age is malt known as we get older and if we spot experiencing We shouldn't just say well. would you expect i. May you five ninety of those things happen. Not it is not normal to get incontinent. So eat back east happening. Medical attention should be sought because yes of course. We're experiencing certain down that in terms of our blige urination bottles of apple. Talk about this zoological. Changing changes in our water systems. However incontinence is abnormal. The sun at the second thing is it can happen at any age at fifty year old can be incumbent yet and nineteen year old lady campbell accidentally fine with the gains so these are the two important facts to consider what it comes to the aging changes incontinence. I will mean we will be talking about blood today. I think it will be too much. We'll maybe talk about bowels. If you have any questions but let's concentrate on the blood or in today's podcast. So when it comes to changes in changes of cools the bladder muscle which will detroit muscle does get a little bit on a mind of its own and will get more contractions mowing one in trade contractions and sunday out the blue. You might have been the toilet over half an hour ago and you saw yet energy. So that's one of the changes way experience. The capacity will how much you the blubber can hold before it Tells your brain that you need to empty your blood. That capacity goes down as well and then of course. Let's not forget as we grow all debit develop problems. Most commonly mobility problems arthritis muscle weakness. And of course the pure ability to go to that will becomes a challenge. And we'll get back in. Time sometimes can lead to their little accidents piece of the main agent changes when he to know about amicus please coupled weight changes in their body for example aud as the old abbey develop sound failing and harmon of the blood vessels are on the brain. Will that small vessel. Schemic changes are Disease that of course has an impact was won't our bodies regulated by multiple mechanisms up mainly by the brain. If you had the blood vessels of the brain for that will have impact on your brother and the blood to contracting voluntarily So these these are the main main aging changes. They need to be arou- make sense so we need to take care of our brains that we don't have bathroom issues. All that's that's most set jerry and go for a danger. They you a good point because we need to take account of our brain people with strokes people who go wall man Let's say that there are many reasons for strokes. Most common causes smoking diabetes. Obesity and sold this risk factors lead has had have recovered strokes and of course strokes is one of the main risk factors developing bladder problems as well. So what patients. With stroke do developing continous do develop imola These involuntary contractions which in medical terms were cool. All were active blooded syndrome so it leads to urge incontinence simple mechanism as imagine he'll blah. It consists of one muscle which is called the truth himself and he just contracts might warns involuntarily. So that's a basic sob- ov- that always active syndrome in swam back communist conditions which we see in our post stroke patients
The Legacy of Trauma: Can Experiences Leave A Biological Imprint?
"Okay so we are talking about epa genetic. Stay where do we start areola. Well we gotta go back to the basics genetics minus the abbey part so most of the time when we think of genetic changes. We think about dna mutations be squeezed changes in the actual sequence of dna. Yeah and it turns out. This isn't the whole story. Our dna is covered in small molecules. That tell her body had a use the dna. Brian dies gave me a great metaphor to describe all this. He teaches at the university of southern california school of medicine. So within you. And i is a book of life which is our dna and that dna needs to be read. And if our dna is a book of life than those small molecules i was talking about our punctuation marks and depending on what punctuation is where the book is going to be read very differently. Meaning those markers can amplify or down certain parts of our dna so when we talk about epigenetics were talking about how these molecules around our dna affect our dna is read exactly and we can see this really clearly in different parts of our body. How well every cell in our body has the same blueprint the same dna. But we know that not every cell in our body is the same we don't have. We don't have is growing in our fingertips. Speak for yourself over there so look even though ourselves all have the same dna. The dna is being used differently in different cells. And i'm guessing epigenetics has something to do. Yes our ib genetic markers vary in different parts of our body in the i for example. There's certain markers that say you become an i cell and suppress everything will make you a tooth. And here's the thing. Our environment and behaviors change our genetics. All the time not enough to make peace start growing out of your eyes. I promise but still changing. Yeah and i. I remember learning about this discovery in grad school and it being revolutionary like oh our environment can affect our genetics in real time without actually changing the sequence of our dna at all. Yeah and of course. It's more complicated than that. But this field is a really big deal. It's shown us that different environmental factors like diet and pollution can change our epi genetic markers and now people are trying to figure out if trauma and stress also cause genetic changes and if they do can. These changes be passed down like the dutch hunger study. We talked about earlier right. Yeah among others now look. We can't assume too much from these human studies. They have small sample. Sizes are tons of confounding variables. Right right i mean. Isn't it possible that these descendants are more likely to have these diseases due to social factors. Yes i asked bianca the same question she said. I sure that's a problem with human studies. it's really hard to separate the learned experience from the biological one. It is hard to say that a parent who has starred will now then treat food in the same way apparent who is not starved. And what we're interested in looking at is if we remove the parent from the situation and we just have the sperm cells and the exiles doll the work. Do we still see these changes and one way to start to figure that out is doing animal studies. Right so brian. The scientists who gave us that cool metaphor earlier did some of the first groundbreaking research on this. He basically introduced male mice to a particular smell. And when we exposed the meister smell we administer a very mild foot. Shaw that we i are selves at. We know it's not painful but mildly annoying to the mouse and as a consequence that particular smell becomes stressful to the parental generation.
Queen to air address the same day as Harry and Meghan's Oprah tell-all - Page Six
"The queen will be on TV week from the Sunday the same day that Oprah's special Going to be on with Harry and Meghan. Queen Elizabeth would be speaking the day before Commonwealth Day. That's an event that usually happens at Westminster Abbey, but not this year because of covert. The queen is scheduled to appear on TV with Prince Charles. Plus William and Kate, Harry and Megan may have other plans there. Spect Ng, a second child in her no longer working members of the royal family. Very interesting,
Making Beautiful Music With Community-Driven Partnerships
"Henry donahue is the executive director of save the music a national nonprofit that helps students schools and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music prior to save the music. Henry was the ceo and head of partnerships at purpose a digital strategy and creative agency that focuses on social impact projects. Notable clients included every town for gun safety the aclu oxfam international. The ford foundation nike. I- kia audi and liverpool f c. Henry has also worked as a media. Executive focused on digital product development is held senior positions at discover conde nast primedia and lendingtree dot com spent most of the nineteen nineties on the road across the usa as a fundraiser for political candidates including us senators. Jay rockefeller from west virginia. And ron wyden from oregon at the same time. He was playing guitar in an indie rock band and running into small independent record label. Henry has an abbey in american history from harvard college and an mba from darden graduate school of business at the university of virginia henry. Great to have you with us. Sharing the story of save the music and the lessons contained within the be here could see joe thanks. Hey i'm delighted to have you. So why don't we start sharing with our listeners. The origin story of save the music. What was the germ of its mission and tell us a little bit about the journey. Yeah i mean safe. The music's mission and vision are the same today as they were back. joni urine. John sykes aretha franklin one. Dvd's categories aretha flying sleep dion and Every student every public schools should be making music as part of their education. I think you had a great overview of why at the intro. We know for decades of research that when schools have music students do better. The school does better. The community does better In normal times. I travel all around the country even in the toughest schools when you get to that band room or that choir room. You know. it's that joy and inspiration and hope for the future and all those things. So i i love going to high schools middle schools elementary schools. I love interacting advanced features van kits. It's amazing the landscape out there. Is that most schools in the. Us do have music as part of their school day. there's a quote for geoffrey canada That i'm sure i'm angling but it's something to the effect of if you wanna see what a quality education looks like. Look what rich people do about. Eighty percent of american schools have music and art as part of their school day And the programs that caught over the years. And we're we do. Most of our work are in schools that serve black students immigrant students and in rural rural students as well. What do you love about your job. Henry donahue because you loved this i love so it you you mentioned. I mean i've worked in politics and advocacy and social impact in various ways for for a long time You know at purpose Which some of your listeners might be familiar with worked on gun safety. We worked on marriage. Equality we worked on A project involving immigrants and You know the fight for the fifteen dollars minimum wage. All of which were were were deeply deeply satisfying. But when chris mccarthy who's the guy runs. mtv now came to me in we had this conversation about the h. one. Save the music which five six years ago you know still had a very solid sort of core group of program team people working there doing amazing work but has sort of been what i call know an orphan corporate asset on. Cbs empire. You know. I was presented with the opportunity to do the thing that i did for my job. Which was you know corporate impact strategy advocacy and combined with the thing that i spent my whole life in love with which which is music. Which by the way you. You don't have the benefit of seeing henry. But i do. And i see a keyboard. And i see a guitar so yeah. This is a music guy. You're a. You're a an advocate Andrew musician and you get to do both in the same job. That's pretty awesome. Yeah i think this is sort of at the core of was eighth. music does Which is i remember myself as a pretty angry and somewhat directionless
"abbey" Discussed on Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal
"Another set of haunted tales. Feel like a little trip. Because we're going to head over to normandy. France with enormity will find a small commune known as lazaros. Within then lozada's you'll find the forest of leon's now within the forest you can come across in old cistercian monastery called at ben de multnomah or as we would call in english mortimer abby. It's a beautiful park absolutely beautiful and has become quite a tourist attraction over the years. The place boasts medieval festivals. Reenactments please breath taking scenery museum. Fly fishing by reservation in my personal favorite ghost. Tours mortimer abby is steeped in history and some of the guys is honestly quite haunting. It really and truly is right before i go any further. I have to mention something very important because this episode is all about location of france. And i don't want to offend any of my french speaking listeners. I am from the united states of america. I speak english. i speak spanish I do know a little french but i. It's barely enough to get around the streets. Apparently if i need directions or or looking for a good restaurant that's it that's the end of it. I won't pretend to speak french or take on any kind of who we hold on ridiculous french accents during this episode. If i should however mispronounce or butcher a french word i do. Beg your forgiveness in advance. Thank you without further ado though. Let's jump right into it a thousand years ago this area we're talking about the forest of leon's was a wild in secretive place why it was inhabited by just a handful of hermit. Monks living in makeshift shelters. This was a country full of rookie. But the wind in the trees in the sounds of crickets. And grasshoppers it was this time of solitude that brought twelfth century avid alexandra. From the perot to the valley seeking to protect his monks from world leader versions. Before you know it the abbey would be created the name. Mortimer would come from more mayor meaning dead sea an dating swamp which surrounded the area called fully brock and that stream also flowed along the valley perch royal to invest. in mortimer. happy was none other than king henry. I of england who as it would turn out was also the duke of normandy. Of william the conqueror. He gave his approval for a community in eleven. Eighty four. this generosity was cut short though at not at just a year later when he died from eating a survey of land. Praise for those who don't know lamb. Praise were a type of joyless fish. No way no never feel. Though noble patronage continued and this was all things to henry's powerful daughter empress matilda and henry's grandson had read the second the royal family's aid. They were no dummies. they understood. It was smart thinking to strengthen their authority with the support of guide in his trusted representatives. On earth dug-out bees were into walls and the cistercian. Monks live well on perch pigeon exit honey. Why does that sound delicious. Construction ended up taking many decades as they relied heavily on donations. A chapter house was completed in eleven fifty four to hus- hillary's and in infirmary where later at it the imposing name was built around leaded sixty and cloisters in the same decade eventually the finished church was consecrated on march twelve o nine by robert archbishop but ruin but the fifteenth century mortimer was home to hundreds and it was now the most powerful abbey normandy good management in come from their lands. Some as far away as england and generous gifts gave security even as the hundred years war swirled all over the place by the time. Those over in fourteen fifty. Three the abbey was no longer under the english crown but french been in the seventeenth century. Politics gave the role of abbott. Two men who did not live at mortimer a drag its prosperity into their coffers and the monks could only watches their beloved building. Made perilously from flint and limestone began to crumble. The is condition became such an embarrassment the parliament the ron was forced to act a new factory was constructed overall old sellers in the call. Bear restore mortimer. It did not fully recover by the end of the eighteenth century. Just four monks with under soil. Reiki reuss then came. The final disaster is seventeen. Eighty revolutions swept across frats. Religion was favor churches in abbey's were stripped of their wealth. The humble monks mortimer were thought to be harboring a secret fortune. Perhaps to the core of the valley. They were one day in seventeen ninety. A band of revolutionaries arrived at the abbey. They hunted down. The monks dragged them to the old seller. Here the last living remnants of mortimer's gentle brotherhood were massacred their blood mingling with wine from broken barrels. A scene of true and despicable horror. The is farm were sold on march thirty first seventeen ninety one as a national asset but a new government for the total sum of eighty four thousand two hundred libraries. Once in duval merchant rose her from grant deadly be came owner. The mill lands and meadows coaster buildings bells sacred vases furniture. He cheerfully sold the abbey stones to builders abandoning the property when it stopped turning him a profit just.
Can Australia and China learn to get along?
"Tensions with china. Australia's tried stash with. China has escalated sharply with savage new tariff. Sit hit our wine industry hard from tomorrow. All australian wine will be hit with a one hundred to two hundred per cent hike. A move gross. I will devastate the industry. There was an abc news account of china hitting our wine sector of course assign deterioration of sino australian relations in the past. Gee indeed relationship between our nations have not been so dismal in more than half a century that is since before them opened ties with communist china. Mainland we give expression to new international album. No nation is on you. Aspirations symbolize law china upon our region. That was then prime minister. Gough whitlam ushering in a new era of cooperation between beijing and camber that was in nineteen seventy three. However in the past year in response to cambridge calls for an inquiry into the origins of covid nineteen. The chinese government has launched an unprecedented economic retaliation against our export industries. We mentioned one. Is bali. Beef lamb cotton lobster timber call and so on. Now you might ask not unreasonably. Why can't cambridge just restore relations with china indeed. How often have you heard the critics. Say if only camera toned down its rhetoric. Restored a dialogue rebuild trust with beijing. If the government did all these things did more to accommodate china all would be well instead where told cambra native sleep provokes trade partner by implementing foreign interference laws rejecting the wildlife. Fog j. network beat and calling for an inquiry into the origins of the crown of ours. Now that's what the critics site and you've heard many of them on this show in recent years. The hugh watt the jeff rabies. The stephen fitzgerald's the linda jakobsen's the giants lawrenson and some of them. however kanchana really rise peacefully. And is it really fair to say that when there's trouble it's invariably the fault of either washington's hawkish policies or a net australian diplomacy. How do you deal with our largest trade partner that is converting its economic might into strategic and military clout. Well we have a terrific panel is political editor of the sydney morning herald paid. His forthcoming book is called red zone. China's challenge australia's future as published by lacking books. Get i paid. I welcome back to national tomo. As a pleasure and she'll mahbubani is a distinguished fellow at the national university of singapore's asia research institute keisha. Most recent book is called. Has china won. The chinese challenge to american promessi k. Show it's also a pleasure to welcome you back to between the lines especially it'd be backed up now. Many australians as you will know are understandably anxious about what they see. Is china's discrimination against australia. What do you think is targeting. Us and abbey's measures against our exports justified in your judgment. Let me try tom to be very frank and help flow by giving you. What's that regional exception of australia. In the larger context the world has changed. We have gone from the euro than domination of world history to us. The ancient century and australia is very lucky that it is situated in the heart of issues now but australia still behaves culturally a western society in an asian dominated environment. And just to give you one simple example but you walk into an asian home. Most times you take off your shoes. That's asian culture. This not western culture the take off your shoes now with decide their fall to live and work in sight and asian home. Do you want to try and understand the issue norms or do you want to work. Only with western nas. That's the fundamental question that australia faces. Well you have risen case your that as westin palace slowly but steadily received from asia australia could be lifted stranded together with new zealand as the sole western entities in asia and paid a casual guys on following on from what he just said that quote as western power recedes. Globally australia's predominantly western population could feel very isolated and lonely. Niger asia paid a hatchet. How would you respond to katia model. Bonnie depends on how you define whist and tom If western society western values includes retaining liberties if it allows us to have free speech freedom of association freedom to choose our governments and reject them. Then i think straightens would happily subscribe to the definition of wisden
How To Steal Back Your Identity
"The greatest betrayal of abbey. Ellen's life began with a newspaper assignment. I was reading a story about detox diets. And i need to quote an expert and someone suggested this guy. Abby is a journalist and the author of duped a book about this fateful interview and the bizarre life altering aftermath and so i quoted him Actually it was in the new york times called a fact check. I said are you still in florida and he said no. I'm in the navy now i rejoined. I'm opening up a hospital for kids with cancer in iraq and afghanistan. And i said that's awesome. I want to write about that. Keep me posted and so he sort of did so. We'd never met in person until all why a later that when he finally was coming to new york city where i was living because he had to give a big talk at the un clearly and so he came to do is talk of the un and we went to dinner six months later abbey and this man who she calls the commander were engaged. They moved in together in dc. Well he worked at the pentagon. Abby went to grad school for international relations. But the more time she spent with the commander the more abby sense to something just wasn't quite right. What i made you suspicious. Me told me he had met his first. The first ex wife who's really his second ex wife but his first when he rescued her when she was held hostage in iran. And i said the age didn't add up. I said when we in iran he said oh it was a secret mission. You wouldn't have heard about it really well. And then i thought okay the someone has to do these jobs like better better. Decoy this nerdy asthmatic. Doctor you know like like why not and then. He told me that he worked at guantanamo as the medical director which he did that was part of the problem is that he kind of mixed fiction and fact together and one of his patients was a very wanted terrorist named osama bin laden. And i said that is impossible. And he said the president doesn't know and then i got like all you know. Carrie mathison a homeland. Like god. who's the jihadist. And who's not and who knows what it was. I was gasoline making myself crazy. Suddenly abby found herself using her reporting skills to investigate her own fiance she talked to professors about whether the commanders impressive stories could even be possible. Never like yeah. That's the possible. The final straw was when we went out to dinner with my parents. And we had brussel sprouts and he raved about the brussels sprouts and when we got out he said that meal was awful and i said why did you lie. And he said. I wanted to make them feel better. And that's when. I said you know what i'm out. There's no need to lie about something like okay. So so he was treating been logging and the president to know about it but it was. The brussels sprouts praised that gave him away in the end. I knew they weren't good but more than that. He admitted that he had lied. He said i wanted to make them feel good. And i thought you lie so beautifully which has flowed out of him. If you could lie about that you could lie about anything when you finally did confront him. How did he react to that. Well i left him. I said i'm out. So i never talk to him again. And i didn't find out until a year and a half later that he in fact had been stealing identities and when he was a drug addict. And i got a call from ncis and they said you know there's a doctor who's been writing prescriptions for vicodin and he's been using a bunch of people's names and identities and you're one of the people. Do you know this guy. Do you ever prescription. And i said well. No 'cause i prefer valium and so of course but anyway so he went to jail to make a statement against him. I just started researching all this stuff about this guy. Heaven the guy you're about to marry steal your identity is obviously different than casey's going through but it actually has a lot more in common with her situation than you might think abbas wrestled with the kind of psychological trauma that really defines any breach of trust. And she understands the obsession. That's now leading. Casey to work twenty hour weekends on her case. So you're in this kind of like luminol space of you may be probably sort of know them. But you don't know and you're not sure if you're ever gonna find out right. Can you kind of describe where you are with all this well. I kind of actually have this idea that i might want to sort of help other victims by maybe writing a book about the experience. I guess what i'm trying to do. Is you know sort of gather information about how other people handled it and how they move forward with their lives. But i don't necessarily want focus too much on our case. Because i feel like it's not mentally healthy evian. You've seen more people get duped and cope with getting duped than the next by by a long shot. So i'm curious to hear sort of your take on. What's the most interesting thing to me is. When i was reading the book was a how many people i spoke to. Who had been duped and most people didn't wanna talk about it or use their real name because everybody felt completely humiliated. So when you talk about writing a book to help people and what i tried to do anyway is at least make people feel less stupid. And if you're gonna feel stupid that's okay because everybody's stupid then
Biting the hands that would feed: Ethiopia
"Humanitarian crisis is unfolding in ethiopia's northern region of tigray. The turmoil began in november when civil war broke out between the federal government and regional forces led by the tigray people's liberation front or teepee aleph within weeks troops had entered the regional capital of mckelway and prime minister abe committed declared victory but the fighting continued. Thousands have died in the conflict and more than two million civilians have been driven from their homes. Some sixty thousand fled to neighboring sudan now. The threat of starvation looms most of the regions. Roughly six million people have been without adequate food water or medicine. For weeks. ethiopia's tigray region is facing an alarming -tarian crisis. Basically because aid workers are not able to get essential supplies to those who are affected by the war which is essentially the entire population of the region. The vast majority. Tom gardner is abba correspondent a top regional official and that's one appointed by abby himself. He told aid workers a private meeting on january. The eighth that hundreds of thousands might starve. Meanwhile a western diplomat told me we could have a million dead there in a couple of months if humanitarian access is in opened up significantly urgently. And what is daily life like in tigray right now outside of michaela the regional capital where things are marginally better banks closed. Markets have stop shops shuttered. Fuel is run out. That's been the case. Since the war began really in early november. Last year i met one man who fled from tigray to addis ababa and he said to me even if you have the money you don't have a bank if you have grain you don't have a mill if you have mill you don't have power and that seems to be pretty representative from the accounts. We're hearing on top of that. Hospitals are running. mt hospital. staff have not been paid since october according to medicine some volunteer doctors without borders. You've had more access than most every hospital. They've been into they found entirely looted. All of this is just the knock on effects of the conflict and tigray which it sounds is still going on right so the war began in the start of november. It was the culmination of long standing. Tensions between the which ran the region and for thirty years was the dominant force in the federal government. In addis ababa the capital as well until two thousand and one thousand nine when they were pushed out following mass protests and replaced by abby half mad prime minister the abbey and the pilaf simmered for two years before rupturing eventually towards the end of last year. More than two months later. The left appears to be in. Disarray is being ousted from the regional capital and it's waging something akin to an insurgency in the countryside now it's troops control of the countryside particularly in the center of the region. It doesn't control major towns its leaders including the ousted. President have been essentially a well. We haven't heard from them for over a month. And some of the founding members of the been captured or shot dead so the fighting continues especially in central tigray but the prime minister. I be met. He believes it's only a matter of time now before the rest of what he calls. The gender are captured or killed but this whole conflict was the result of the federal government looking to take control of restive region. Now they have arrested region where the humanitarian crisis. What are they doing about. That does with dispute these accounts all the humanitarian crisis earlier this week. A spokesman for the federal disaster management agency said in an interview that there is no starvation in ethiopia alec baldwin. Dr a couple of days ago the federal ministry of peace claimed it was distributing a to almost two million citizens northern ethiopia. And the minister of peace told me that even reaching central tigray which is live under the control of forces so that seems implausible. I mean our forces regularly attack military convoys so it's impossible for the government to deliver supplies safely and then on the other hand emergency supplies being delivered by the un and international ngos. They can't get into these areas either because they're not allowed by the army which controls access an agreement that the un signed last month with the federal government which was supposed to allow them and allow aid groups to travel freely throughout the region. That's basically not been honored for. Un staff was shorter and detained last month. For entering areas which senior government official later said they were not supposed to go and an points to the key question. Here which is is the government being deliberately obstructive and a lot of people in the diplomatic and humanitarian community. Recommended is one u. n. Diplomat told me that the lack of humanitarian access is part and parcel of the war campaign.
Bolsonaro's son changes Twitter profile picture to Trump
"Eduardo bolsa narrow scenarios son changed his abbey to donald trump's face and said i am going to die. I'm never going to change my profile picture. Now because like i have to take a stand for which is like fellas is. The gate used his face forever on twitter because he got banned god. I love the poll
"abbey" Discussed on Committed
"I am throwing this last section to our producer. Ramsey ramsey doesn't get to speak very often and he wants to speak. he wants his voice heard in. He has a very important question for monica monica. Hopefully this won't start a little risk between the two of you guys Where you have fifty. Two's fan prior to meeting kate. And if so who is your favorite member. Think carefully. I knew i knew of the band but i think is a little bit for my time. There is an age gap quite a bit. Yeah there's a little bit. I knew of the band's wasn't a fan of the band per se. I wasn't like oh on starstruck and seventy i like. I was more like seventy. I knew the ban. I wasn't fan. My favorite member of forces a. Yeah i mean it was it. I don't know. I kind of just took it in stride like i didn't. That's a lot of people. Ask like oh mean. I'm so glad. I mean that couldn't have worked. You are now now fan really. I mean i love the music the name but you know it's not like you would listen to beat time. No i just knew. She was in that van and sheets of real innovator in her craft in what she did an irishman respecting her now in that respect being an artist in creating something completely new and as artists myself looking at her as an artist. And what she does. Is she revolutionized of music genre. And that really is but as well. I have to say though. Monica when i did my first solo record. In whenever it was guitars microphones. Monica really stepped up to the plate. I couldn't have done it without her. She as a woman of so many skills she really managed the whole thing. We went out to la throat songs. I recorded it out there. She started lazy desert when we were out there. She we bought an airstream. Rv and she lived in that while we started lacy desert to really helped me and supported me and not just emotional support. She completely managed the project and filmed the video and she did the album. Cover so i mean she really and i'm working on my second solo record. It's done basically. But i'm just figuring out how to win how and win where to put it out but she really helped me do that. That was my dream. That was something. I wanted to do for so many years. And she really made it happen right but he wouldn't different direction and locked it. Perfect all kind of the north or.
A Star Wars and Marvel bonanza
"The price hike. It seemed inevitable. I mean it's still cheaper than netflix and considerably cheaper than hvl. Max i would say if people ask me whether or not get disney plus i tend to say like star wars and marvel. Do you have kids at which point. It's definitely word this the sheer volume of content. I'd say it's ok. Okay no for sure. I mean for me. I've got i've got kids. So disney plaza lock. I think anyone who's got a family. This is this is our ramaz. Get a among the many different streaming options that we have nowadays Let's get into the shows. I know star wars near and dear to your heart. So let's let's go there first. They announced or talked about ten shows. Let's let's break out. What are some of the new shows that you're excited for low because of out vehicle order Talk about soka. I dawson brought the character life in live action for the first time in season. Two of the mandalorian and that that's a lot like a backdoor pilot for this show. It's just like suggested that she had her own adventures. going on. this was not a surprise. It is a delight though. It is an interesting we. I think we talked about this earlier. The you know the fact that not to get too deep spoiler as they chee. She was offered a role to mentor. Baby yoda no. You really need to go somewhere else. They felt like definitely had that back door pilot vibe to because like i'm sorry i'm off to other adventures. I've got my own thing. Got to deal with and allow that did seem like a setup for its own show. I'm actually late my own. Tv show salena catch trade this game and it gave a pretty clear idea of what she was up to not to get into splutters between between that and the rebels finale. From a few years ago we have a good idea what her objectives are for this show. Yeah we don't wanna get too deep into spoilers. Maybe we'll we'll devote a whole episode of that later on this year to speculate on what what that might be both water. Somebody other shows that that were announced. It was the next big one we knew this was coming for a long time but they talked about a little with last night and give us a sense that or confirmed that it was filming next march And that christian hated christiansen was returning as dark later. Very very exciting news. That one definitely took me by surprise. tactic territory hidden christmas activator. That's that's interesting. As opposed to advocate skywalker. Which would suggest that he appeared in flashbacks as anikin. But saying he's vader would suggest maybe that he'll appear in four seasons or something that is unclear. It's definitely it's intriguing. Another property was with a character. That's near to many star. Wars fans hearts landau gets his own show yet. These were ten on the ground because we don't know if it's going to be live action or a cgi animated series. I feel like donald glover should be involved. Because he was so well received solo so fingers crossed that he will be returning and then there are a long list of other ones kind of run through them really quickly because we unfortunately only have so much time on this podcast okay so there was the ropes quadrant movie directed by patty jenkins of wonder woman fang which is really exciting. That's super cool. That'd be a fighter pilots. There's the bat batch which will be a follow up to the clone wars at those cartridge orig- use there. There's adore which is about caffeine door from roquan. There's tyco tgi movie which we still don't know what that's about our coop concert raiders of the republic. Which is set around the time. Line of the mandalorian and could be about current june because she became a marshal of the new republic but again that remains unclear star wars visions which is automated shorts from abbey craters. That's really cool quite different the acolytes which obviously is that almost excited with the malls because that is set in the era of the high republic which is two hundred years before the phantom menace. And it's like about some sort of a dark site warrior and it could reveal stuff about the Era some different cool. So those a lot. I know being a super star wars fan. I want to get your opinion on this. Is this too much star wars. It certainly was too much reward announcement. I think parceled out over several years. It should be okay especially since the movies will be quite so frequent. Like i remember when it was only like six months between the last year and solo that felt overwhelming with tv. It's a little different as so you can kind of watch out. I'm at home in a more relaxed environment. it's a lot of star wars. There's no escaping that. Yeah yeah yeah i mean. Brian made a good point before we start recording that you know a lot of these might be one off shows ryden. Obi wan will probably be a one-off sled that that kind of makes sense that they'd wanna have this pipeline but it was a lot to digest all in really what was about thirty minutes a thirty minute presentation just for the star wars section. They're just kept pumping out one announcement after another rapid fire a lot but also i think that's partly a function of the fact that they're no conventions this year star wars celebration was
"abbey" Discussed on Start Today Morning Show
"Seventeen minutes of television in the last decade. Do Not Watch TV. I don't I frankly am very thoughtful about how I choose to spend my time and I. It's not that I don't watch TV because TV is bad. I don't watch TV because sucks me. In I don't know how only watch a single episode on that you can binge and you'll know I live for history. I love historical fiction so the fact that they have never watched. Downton Abbey is crazy and I am Tense Week in Quarantine. Hala and like what I read all the books. I don't know I watched my hand to the heavens. Okay real quick side now. This all started on Sunday on Sunday. You need to know this. I'm GonNa tell you because we're friends I sometimes get like horrible claims. Horrible warning you are with me. In MINNEAPOLIS RISE. You remember like it is debilitating. Get them really bad cramps cramps and on Sunday. I had it and I could not give can't get out of bed I am. I am in bed. There was a lot of heating. I Don a heating pad basically all day. Took all the Motrin not macho with a call night off minal anyway. Not The point. The point is I wouldn't you GONNA do? I didn't have any books to read. I feel like I've read every book in the world and I was like a watch something. I watched at least four hours of how to care for Tomatoes. Cooked you can. I literally picked.
"abbey" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"Fair Point yes but yes but nothing's been completely demolished. It's just been added onto change. We developed transformed often old wool left and new rules clad so it it stuff's been adapted and I'm not sure what that we've changed necessarily so rather than knock everything down to restart. I think is a question of looking and seeing observing and carrying on when you're doing updates like that to try to capture the way they were originally or do you put this century's century's spin on it. I don't know what I would wear. The originality is so within the saloon. The heart of the castle which in Downton school the great whole that was a medieval. Dining whole you know in say the Eleventh Century Twelfth Century Fourteenth Century. I don't know I. I think it was still that the remains of in the ACS century so you'll you'll looking back and remembering your acknowledging in different aspects pops from how you dispose the paintings how you as as in dispose on the Wolves Rawson sell them. How you how you creative atmosphere Eh? What you're trying to highlight said I suppose that's what I bear in mind and when I am decorating the house in the bedrooms of and I've done quite lots of decoration decaration because it has to work today and I'm thinking about the child's Barry? It's a huge masculine castle. Today created rated by Charles Barry who's created the houses of parliament in eighteen forty two so he was the author of the of the last transformation. And it's I'm I'm conscious of him sitting on my shoulder and the the sense of of history so when I'm decorating I have definitely got that Victorian laurean spirit. I suppose in mind but yes I wanted to be something I liked today and is working today. Of course we do have lights candles and and which makes a huge difference and a little bit of some a few hissing here and there were not a lot so it's with many thoughts in my mind? Mind when I'm looking into each room but each time I do it I have learnt so much from doing the ones before and from the experience that it's amazing you mentioned. It's it's open on the weekends. Correct it's open the many weekends a when we ended up opening because that's when more people are likely to have the time to I'm sure you get a lot of people talking about Downton Abbey when you visit when they visit. What's one of the more common questions that you keep answering over and over? I don't really know that there is one one in particular I mean I think it is highclere castle. It's far bigger in some ways. Downton Abbey the two hundred fifty to three hundred rooms in Downton Abbey. UC Some of them. And it's bigger in terms of the landscape the park the fencing the history and the time. So it's a wonderful model when people come if it brings them here. Eighty percent then choose to the Egyptian exhibition reflecting the fifth -Als History and the discoveries common by lots of people enjoy joy gardens. which again a very much? The gods of Geordies and mine and now there's a good hours walk pushing around the gardens. which again are more likely if you like than although bits of them have been used in downtown but it's the scale there sometimes which is hard to traverse because normally a C is at least thirty seconds long view like and you can see a little bit so it's not as many questions about one or another and often? They're saying you know unusually. It's what's lights. Linda cost one thing. I I'm really curious about that. It's funny as I was preparing for this. My sister-in-law Heather. She's a huge fan and she she sent me an article from Vanity Fair. That mentioned that the Queen Light to watch the TV series and point out things that they got wrong. So I have to ask. Have you ever had conversations with the Queen about the real history. My goodness emit the quiz was a longstanding friend of my father in law so she would know the history of from my other so it's a little bit different so if you learned some of the history from her then no i. Wouldn't I mean I. It's really not how it works either. So so but you know my sh. She has known my father. She knew my father-in-law since you know since they were sixteen seventeen years old so in the baps. It's been a wonderful place to escape to away from other people's eyes earlier you mentioned that during the time of Downton Abbey in the early twentieth century jury things were a little different and there was more staff there. How do you think that they did portraying? The the servants in that side died of the series. I think that was interaction. which a which they did clearly show upstairs downstairs? But it's the same as today. Okay you know Diana ahead. Housekeeper is is a huge friend. I'm still late economic. She's still Diana who when things going wrong for Haro not the right not right for me. I hope I'd be the first to give an enormous hug as she would to me says it is a big community today day and it was then in time of the Edgewood in times as well when Downton Abbey started. So it's about community family support at had hike is but a community and it's been in business full twelve hundred years at least so that some things clearly that guessing right for sure. Now if you put yourself in the director's chair. was there anything after you watched this either the series or the movie that you wish they had done differently I learned that they were a film crew and they were creating a costume drama so just not to say therefore I was GonNa Chill out. It's not a documentary under documentary. Not Slow it it's about and it's And so as I said that that's how I approached it. Were there any parts that you were happy that they did did include no. I don't think like that tool you know I just don't worry about it. I I think there's more activity outside on the land. These houses need people outside than baps his shown. So I think that's a little bit different and Julia. MFL has stayed with me. I- awesome down to watch Russia cricket match so that was great. They put a cricket match in it. They oversee you. Have we have concerts here. We we don his so some of that comes through in different ways different portrayals but you know they know how it works for us so they do say we have Christmas here. They put the Christmas tree in the same in place. So it's just like I guess thank you so much for your time to chat about the Real Downton Abbey. You've written multiple books on the real all stories. Can you give us a little bit more insights into the books that you were in ends where people can pick up a copy. The book seemed to continue on said the fast I history book. I rode 'cause I've written books about he told you before but they're slightly different. I guess but the first history but was called lady on meaner the Real Downton Abbey. And it's still has such meaning for me. It looks at the Edward Ian Period and the royal visit of Eighteen ninety-five and it takes this couple pull through and is part of the world through into the outbreak of the first World War on the those years at the first world war and how it affected the people the gardeners what does from high clay who went out to fight in Mesopotamia wouldn't Iraq but knossos them came back those who fought in the trenches through the men who came back from the trenches. This is to be honest. And then it's the subplot is about the Tutankhamun indigestion excavations which were did not take place obviously issue during the first World War but then picked up again after the first world will which then led to the final part of the books discovery the tomb of common and treasure and and tragedy. So that's that book which I thoroughly enjoyed rising and it still forms part of many talks that I give and it forms part of the basis of many events. We held today in terms of thinking for others. So if Downton Abbey the series looks in on a House I hope is a house. We look out for what we can do for other people people at after that book people wrote because what happens next so then right from one thousand nine hundred twenty two again. The tragedy of the death of the fifth all in Cairo Cairo to the twenties. And the the gatsby periods if you like the jazz bands and the courage of amorous life as the Royle's who came to visit the dancing the gramophones the singing. The Party's through to the thirties and then through into the outbreak of the second world will and how that affected highclere and it ends with plane. Crashes and things like that which I want to pick up in V. The era day this coming year seventy five years since the end of the second world war because a B seventeen amongst the planes crashed into the hill just through accident behind highclere three days before the end of the Second World War and these young American men died. So it's a thank. You attribute them to remember their names to say thank you so many of the books than spammy on to see what we can do today to raise money for those who serve and save whether they be American English French or job. It's bringing people together so those are the two history books and then I read the book at home home at highclere which I wanted to share. It's a beautiful coffee table book with recipes and food because food is at the heart of life. It would be going to have to eat to welcome people here Sunday lunch evening. Dinner parties it some of the menus collected here over the last century and a half I suppose and fool weekends and how we live in a cost today and then I followed that up with the book just published now. Christmas highclere Michigan is Christmas with a traveller arriving here in eight hundred ad. To spend Christmas to what. It's like to spend Christmas Day to what we tell coat the recipes to thinking about the whole journey. Any we all make towards Christmas to the feast at the middle of it and then the journey on after it towards New Year what that meant and the oft forgotten celebration tiffany and now and then candlemas blighting hope lighting a candle in hope for the spring so with poems and recipes and traditions ghost stories. I hope that will amuse people in the coming years and is well as this year and I'm then oversee beginning my next book as well so once you've done one the pumps uh-huh is what's next. What's next but you know? I enjoy my rice blog every Monday. And that's now Chad read by thousands of people and I enjoyed instagram to grandma and for us. The social media's way of sharing an extraordinary home which were lucky and as a privilege to live in and there's always a some degree of responsibility responsibility and looking off for those who visit those who wish to visit or live here in the future. I had no idea that there was a bomber that went down so close to the house was has there ever been any damage to the house through the war in the second world will show and in fact on this estate state. I have found since the remains of two mosquitoes ally Sandra which Scipio seventeen a pizza ta to proctor and I think one more yet to find so these are stories of people through of young men to which I can tell some of the stories of the Second World War that we've built a seat him in here we've come to see him and a a friend of mine is a wonderful wood sculptor and he's carved the sculpture of ammon out of a CD tree which fell over. And I put it in the middle of the garden so as people. Oh go for walks in the summer in the spring. He's there and he's looking up he's standing facing the hills had he's looking back smiling at us because he's about to get in his Ferrari in the sky and fly and of course underneath him some of what he became because he didn't come back and the names of the men who died here are engraved in bullets around the bottom so bottom of the sculptor and the spencers behind it a of a a little bit like wings so that is what people can sit and think which is a good thing to do reflection and thought so. That's part of the stories. I I want to shy on. May The eight two thousand twenty and have a speaker tent and fuelled planes flying again to remember and say thank you to what all of our ancestors went through for those years and not forget what they did. Thank you so much for doing that for I mean. That's not something the thing that anybody would put a lot of effort into I think and it's it's it says a lot that you're willing to do that to remember those stories and to keep their memories alive and to say thank you to them. So thank you for doing that. Never thank you so much for your time today. I really appreciate you coming on and talking about the Real Downton Abbey. I've learned a lot now. Make sure to add the links to your books in the show notes for this episode as well you are so so kind. It's been a joy. Thank.
"abbey" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"On today's episode. We're going to learn more about Downton Abbey both some of the TV series and of course the movie as well as you probably already know. You're a Fan Hannah. Downton Abbey Downton Abbey. Is the fictional name for the very real highclere castle to help us separate fact from fiction. I'm honored to be joined by none other than the contests of carbon not only does lay carbon live in and take care of highclere castle with her husband the eighth earl of carbon but she's also written numerous books on the real history of high clear before we get lady Donovan on the line though. Let's set up our game to truth and a lie if you're new to the show here's how it works. I'm about to say three things. Two of them are true and that means one of them as ally you ready. Okay here they are number one. There have have been royal visits to highclere castle like we see in the movie number two the Crawley family in the TV series are based on on real people number. Three there really was someone named Bates at highclere. Got Him okay. Okay now as you're listening to our story today. Your challenge is to find the two facts scattered somewhere throughout the episode and then by a simple process of elimination. You'll be able to find out which one is the lie. And of course we'll do a recap at the end of the episode to see how well.
"abbey" Discussed on Scary Mommy Speaks
"We're starting Hashtag rehash with just a quick recap of the seventy first primetime emmy awards that were this past Sunday and it was a bridge fest knew it was was that accent terrible. I was a breakfast. I mean listen. I am super super excited that fleabag one. I haven't that she wii. She went to bench the entire list okay. Can we have a real real conversation British things to rehash that and say I I put I think I've learned my lesson. I had to eat crow for the Downton Abbey stuff and you know what I I have. Zero regrets also the color of the moment is like Red Red Orange. No it's the red pink calms. I'm saying the Red Orange Pink Combo. I have to say I'm giving out an award today. Yes and it's my best stress. Yes I've always wanted to publicly evatt an award for stress like Mama Joan rivers and although she is not my favourite person Mandy Moore also WanNa give an award to boob tape. Oh for sure take is definitely the winner of the Boob boop tape was everywhere and I love Mandy Moore. It was kind of like her makeup was like harming her hair. I want to say I think Vera for me. Because one of the greatest actresses loved eight are you is like Amelia Delia in the best way high helix. She's just always always haunted now. He's just feel intially conquering she might have died recently and we're only seeing the Ghost Vera for however IGA media because I feel like ever since yeah I just feel like she died and then it's the ghost of her and she's in an attic when she's not during a movie and she takes the hersal takes the place of a haunted doll except when she gets a film contract in least favorites yes Nick Cannon Man I beg you. Please stop wearing turbans. Please stop wearing turbans. I love you dearly. I love Mariah Carey. I love everything that happened there. In their relationship please for the love of God stop wearing turbans also whatever Catherine Zeta Jones is drinking whatever J. LO is drinking whatever they're not drinking anything. They're going to dermatologists and plastic surgeons because they're doing phenomenal work well. I need a list of their doctors because they look great and also can we talk about veep veep one of my all time favorite shows. Julia de I who whatever's happening with her I need to of those. She and she's US US so brilliant. She's so very talented so brilliant what other highlights billy porter oh I love haning winning for lead actor in a drama for pose his steelers in the same building as one of my good friends and he's a lovely person his I just I love him. I love pose. It's so good I loved Michelle Williams Liam speech to Alex Burstein. She wasn't throughout the Holocaust. Oh my about the Holocaust but she brought that in I love that my my boy Peter Dan Pledge One. I Love Love Ham. Jersey strong churry Jones won an emmy. I'm GonNa just cherry when an emmy for outstanding guest actress in a drama series as for the handmaid's tale if you haven't seen scary Mommy's parody the manmade style. I tell you you gotta do well. Let's talk about red carpet not out of the emmys but our very own first red carpet carry was that not only you say it was a game changer so stay with us for all the details next up on scary mommy speaks. Are you ready for this. We carry Harian. I were invited to a red-carpet so we went to the Downton Abbey Premiere at Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall Gorgeous. Oh My god God how did this happen. We'll explain the characters who they are and then. We're just going to serve up all our red carpet action though we're not scary scary like Halloween's guy was scary on scary real mothers I slow. We have that effect on people. I understand Kevin Kevin Doyle who plays Moseley the sweetest. I love that character first of all he looks fabulous bright navy suit yes so handsome such a nice guy raquel cassidy who plays Phyllis Baxter Oh her outfit and also what a baby she had a fabulous ball bag talent. I like you almost stole that. I definitely would have been kicked off the red carpet before we really talk. We just want to say you love your bag. We're we're very into this bag. Lena China is stroke and also you can hit people with Oh yeah. which is what you need a New York accent? You need to take scare me. Yes yeah come here. We're wearing spanks yes so do you think they are worse than wearing a corset yeah yeah because yeah because because because you have to get them up and that's really it's. Kinda demoralizing and also I think with spanked you feel the roles of the flesh going up you inaugurate the coolest sit. It's sort of like just you put in and then it's old and tighter and tighter and tighter and there's something kind of sadomasochistic enjoyable about that. I think I'M GONNA try. Course it now now. Yeah why not right now in this current moment I gotta go. GotTa go put my Cosette Zip moment everyone yeah she'll be back. Laura Carmichael who plays Lady Edith Crawley. She looked shabby fabulous. That was an awesome Alpha in her shoes for dope to is. Do you think spanks our courses which is harder to oh. I tell Ya spanks the dream. You can squish around them and I know no. You get uncomfortable feeling after a bit but does that moment when you stick them on. I'M GONNA be fine unless the quiz that lasts like five minutes and and then you like Lesley Nicol who plays Mrs Patmore who I just want to cook for me all the time. What do you think is more uncomfortable ecorse it or spanks thanks. There's nothing like a course it to really really you and there's phone yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah. Sophian is to get rid of all about season three. I don't know how we did it but Phyllis stayed in her to the end. Some people are really into it for character work. They gotta stay in. She's she's into it but she says she's a proper pro. She stuck with it and you can season of course she's ramrod straight now when you're upset you just never want to cook uh-huh but I'm learning to cook at the moment. I'm quite interested in method acting purposes obviously the note because I 'cause. I didn't use Sukuk Vegan so I've got to. I won't eat basic either young and I do like my food. metoo slamming spanks likewise. There was nothing wrong with Allen Leech. Who Plays Tom Branson. He's Zadie charming af so you know you're the driver ever. If you were an uber driver I know well now. You're much better than the driver. But what would you think we're rating would have been season on Friday. What's the premier okay okay rating as the driver Bronson I find that's why you moved up in the world definitely without streets in the chargers for also party lift candy lots of bottled water been great conversationalist as long as you. WanNa talk about politics which isn't hard these days. Maybe Carioca cokie very. La No okay too far yeah. We also concentrates professional then we asked Moseley about the royal family. Obviously this is very much about royalty Why do you think that almost one hundred years later from this story. We are all still so obsessed with the royal family. I'm not sure why because it's not just about rich people. Is it just about powerful people. It's about maybe it's about sort of the life that you can never see you can never attain. Maybe maybe it's about that. You either have to be born into it or on the off chance Marian. Yes you know the the duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton campus and she's a big fan very exciting. I'm I'm sitting. There is lovely but to be honest. I was more excited about going to the White House and meeting Michelle. I would be too big big fan of the show so hopefully she's going to. We also spoke to show creator. Peter Julian fellowes what you've created. The world. You've created is absolutely breathtaking. It really transports US right there. Oh Nice you. Have you seen the film. I saw it on Friday. Oh She's actually speaking knowledge. Yes yes. I really love that in the movie that amazing dancing in the club that's spirit of that like I can't even imagine how difficult it must have been homosexual in that. This is the point and I think often particularly young people hardly believe you you know I had we had a lot in the series and I had these letters. Are you seriously saying this prisoner bullet fence in one thousand nine hundred nineteen twelve. It wasn't until nineteen sixty three and you know with all the stuff. That's going wrong at the moment. I think it's worth reminding people people that there are some things that have gone right and we've moved in the correct direction so I really had deep feelings for the woman who played Mrs Patmore Alley her share when we asked about the bell rang because she reveals was that it was her anniversary but I guess she met her now husband a little later in life sort of like eh when we asked her what she would want. If she rang a bell she said the following. If you could ring any serve you could bring us Ervin Bell Allah down and it would get you any one thing what would it be. You mean like a magic thing sort of every time a different one. No I think that might be the best answer that takes the cake was so much fun the best and I loved it it and they didn't even kick us out. You believe they didn't kick us out actually counted. I mean down his full of cheating people out of titles all sorts of kinds of cheating but kind of cheating. That's little bit trickier to to deal with is the kind that happens in real life especially between a married man or woman and the other side somebody else the side piece not to mention not an easy facts like it is on a show right. There's real life cautions and consequently doesn't get wrapped up in six seasons over short or movie. Yep So there's this article like quite an article. This woman basically talked about all the nuances of how she felt and what went on when she cheated and she is the other woman in this crash what she's Yankee with the good hair exactly exactly she was with a man who is married. He said you know the the his relationship relationship with his wife had not been good for the last eight years and that you know Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah and she cites all these things like it was great sax because it was like forbidden so much so you don't don't even care if you get caught because you're in the throes of passion right and that at the time she did feel a little bit like it was. It was a little bit easier because she was the single one right now in retrospect. She realizes that it's not the case now as you know with some hindsight let's get to the comments. I I mean some time to process corologis. That's a good idea yeah. Whitney says this article is so gross. Find your own mate. Don't take someone else's quick trying to justify your shitty selfish actions. Damn I'm Whitney. I'm really you really came hard with the judgment. I think that maybe she's been cheated on. Yes sounds like it's coming from someone and cheated on. He's not wrong but also like take. You know I think I think there's a level of bravery on the writers part. You know this woman wrote this article and I don't Wanna I don't WanNa smacker in the face is because she was forthcoming with her truth. Also I've been cheated on and I'm not that bitter like this. Woman is Yummy too but I also wasn't my husband so true well. I'm not married so I guess. I don't have an issue uh-huh yes but I mean he's your baby daddy..
"abbey" Discussed on Collider Movie Talk
"Tigers are not afraid. It's about a group of orphan children armed with three magical which is running from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartels. Bernard their parents and we're going to review it later on today. Show you do not want to miss that one next up. Though we gotta catch up with Renee Zellweger who hey she might have an Oscar nomination in her future check out my conversation with the Judy Star so I was reading that you were drawn to this project because it took you out of your comfort zone the idea of playing an icon the physicality of the role the hair and makeup and everything. was there anything that came up along the way that you didn't expect that really surprised you as far as challenges go well. I didn't know that we're saying everything aw that was a nice surprise. You know I mean it was. I'm really glad I understand now why I wanted to do that and I really appreciate did now. Judy story is incredibly heartbreaking but it's also really inspiring and it was kind of a reminder to me. Just how many people out there have kind of gotten pushed around by the Hollywood industry a little bit so I was wondering. Is that something that drew you to this project and is that one of the larger themes you discussed trust with. Rupert A lot. Oh yes that was one of the first questions that have for my wanted to understand why he wanted to focus on this period in her life and he talked about contextualising the circumstances that she was grappling with in her final chapter to better understand that the things that people lampooned and the things that they would write about that were so negative in how they tried to sort of blanket that period is tragic when you understand stand the circumstances and that the the circumstances were the consequence of choices that were made on her behalf not by her You know it's this. I really I think exemplifies. How how truly extraordinary she was that she was able to overcome when it seemed to be insurmountable difficulties uh-huh that again where the consequence of of choices made for her you can really see how how really just extrordinary she was and it also kind of paved the way to this feeling she had of not knowing how loved she really was and I appreciate it in the movie how she finds that love in people that she didn't really expect so? I'm just curious from your perspective. Did you ever have a fanning counter that you really need it at that point in your life l. Certainly certainly people are kind and very kind and so if ever there's been a question about whether or not you should share that story with the person that you're seeing the answer is yeah. You should share that thing for sure. It makes me so happy to hear I was also reading a lot about about how everybody was just so enthusiastic about bringing judy story to screen on this so was there anybody on the set that you would kind of designate the unsung Song Hero we know the cast we know about. Rupert but was there anybody from you know. PA someone on the catering team that just made a difference in your day because they work so hard on all my gosh every day every day that whole crew every single person was there because they had this connection to judy or their love for her and they just wanted to express affection you know and my thanks Andrew who play the piano and weren't from me up and all vocal sessions for sure because he was a great cheerleader and so kind and Matt Dunkley who is the composer him to and and Jeff. He's a producer and he was there all the time too and I felt like impossible without my guys you know Paul from from the team they were always there and so when I get up on stage at the microphone and I would see them in the background check back just felt like I had like all my stage MOMS. Thanks another person in the team that I have to ask you about because she has a lot of big fans at collider is Jesse Bucknell. Come on she's incredible. She's incredible together for fun behind the scene sing with her. I just listened. I mean she some Susan Tedeschi in the morning. I'd be like Tedeschi and she's like yeah. I'm singing Susan Tedeschi rescue. I just wanted to hear her. Gosh that woman is challenge. Show my dream come. True is to see you get a nomination and see her nominated for wild rose right beside you. I'll lovely on my goodness fast really fine thank you. That'd be a fun party so clearly. This was a very very special experience for you. I'm curious. If you could keep one quality of Judy Garland that you got to bring onscreen in this movie for you for the rest of your life what would it be and why her courage orig- able to hang onto hope and to always look to the next good thing that was gonna happen and how come let's seem to be insurmountable difficulty for the record. I got to tell Renee Zellweger how obsessed I am with empire records and it made my day I am so thrilled to introduce our panel today because we actually have three gas today one being my cousin jody's Flat Stanley who is going going to hang with us for the whole show and also Angie Jay Washington. You serious competition today was and now that I know what it is. I WANNA see how you make it stand up the entire show. It's never going to happen. This is GONNA be the entire first segment is me trying to get her to stay after I already feel myself by in your flat Stanley Flat Stanley Yeah I'm very impressed with actually I love this so kids nowadays they are assigned to design their own flat Stanley and then send it around the country to friends and family in you're supposed to take flat Stanley to places that they don't get to experience and then it's like show and tell when she comes back. You can take pictures so flat. Stanley will have been movie talking told me do he later. It'll be great. I can't wait to find out what your flat. Stanley thinks of the last weekend box office. She is going to have some some real thoughts. Downton Abbey be right now because as we say early Preview Downton Abbey did win the weekend but ad Astra and Rambo last blood did pretty well as well so what what do you guys think of the box office. We'll open up to the entire top five. What stands out to you for me. It is Downton Abbey ramble last blood. How many Rambo fans you have invested alone fans. Is You have to know that came out and more screens than Downton Abbey but still came in third this. This Rambo was in thirty three thousand six three thousand the six hundred Eighteen Downton Abbey was three thousand seventy nine and Dow Dahbi basically doubled a close to double seven shorts have a million of what Rambo Rambo did and that's like. Nobody would have expected that well. That's why you gotta look at the per theater. Average is the big really that was double for sure but it's just that you would not think that you wouldn't think that it's fan base and viewership was that large to where it would it would eclipse Rambo. You know people like the oldest Rambos last one. He finally died. Hopefully and then you see the numbers you like. Oh people didn't care tonight like this. I guess really it is even with Downton Abbey. Though I feel like it did manage to reach out to people who didn't necessarily watch the show like included. I really couldn't believe believe how much I enjoyed this. One and I know the thing downtown was it had huge pre-sales so a lot of folks out there who predict box office. Were worried that maybe maybe it had really big pre sales where the people who are big fans of the show prioritized those sales would drop throughout the weekend turned out. That wasn't the case so it's still did really well but I was happy to see how Rambo Ad Astra did too because you know we're talking about the end of September right now. If you add up the top five that's a solid total even before joker ochre comes out and dominates the boxoffice Angie. What stood out to you on the list. I mean you guys we're talking about Downton. Abbey also want to put that Hustler's came in at number five which is a pretty good. I mean it had a pretty it opened really strong last weekend and had a pretty good hold and I think that one thing that in Downton Abbey had in common is that they are servicing certain type of movie goer that like I feel like when we talk about box office and what we expect to be hit a lot of times. We're like we're kind of assuming that like the young men are kind of the WHO we have to aim for but like I feel like the fact that Downton Abbey while Hauser's Adele like it's it's yet another reminder that like women will turn out for these movies and like in both cases. They're not necessarily movies visit or like. They're not like the big superhero movie or whatever but like clearly there's an audience for this clearly is for something like Downton Abbey where like in you know at a time at a time when every it seems like every the weekend the biggest thing is like a big action like see heavy action movie like clearly. There's also a really big audience for people who are like I just WanNa. Watch like proper British People Komo news or whatever they do. I never realized how much that appeal to me. Until now I mean the show is also a really big head and I think that that's something that is easily forgotten because I think that as a show went on it became less buzzy of a hit like it. It's not like one of those shows that like people are like Oh. It's one of the greatest television shows ever like how people talk about like you know madman or breaking bad or whatever but it's a show that like oh always had a really strong solid fan base so I guess they turn out for it and when you look at the box office overall overall this weekend it's a great example of a weekend with a lot of new competition but competition that was all targeting different viewership and I feel like that that this is why they all kind of rose to the top because you can maybe say in downtown and and hustlers have a little crossover but then it chapter two held fairly strong because it's it's the only horror movie and competition right now and then Rambo was largely going for a male viewership so everything wins and it's kind of Nice. I think that everything is he's. GonNa win all over again next weekend because the big new wide release next week is the animated movie abominable which doesn't necessarily cross over with with any of these so which ones of the top five do you guys think is going to have the strongest hold next weekend. Is That ace cinema score. The Downton Abbey got is is it. GonNa keep it firmly afloat next time. If I had to guess I would say down is going to have a pretty strong hold like I think the Ason was scores speaks lots of like the fact that fans who turned turned out for it and they're gonna the ones who haven't seen a aired against it and maybe even more people like you who weren't fans of the show but like have heard good things will turn out to be like well..
"abbey" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Knew there was nobody nobody in the family had ever done that. Before my brothers I had two brothers were twins and they they both became architects but six years old but they could do these fantastic drawings and so that was that was a mystery. I think to my parents too because they had no idea that that was around in the family anywhere. We've maybe it never was but and so they wrote the way for me. If you know what I mean I've no idea where I got the idea from to do what I do but I think they ended alison. My my brother's kind of opened a lot of doors for me onto the world yeah made. It seem to be a very very interesting place or were you an entertaining kid to your friends. Did you make them laugh. I don't remember doing that particularly. I went to a school where they were the they they did did plays and things I was. I was never in those really but had very good English teacher who said to me that she thought I ought to do. it. She I know she saw something. Thank goodness because I think if it hadn't been encouraged I by somebody that serious. I'm not sure what would have happened to me. Do you watch your homes homes and your and your television performances. Why would only about them stunt part of the pressure so you're never you're never quite satisfied. One let me think why in name of God did I do that. I'm cringing listening to back seduce things now. I do it all differently now. We're all enjoying it and you're crunching. I do everything different that no I wouldn't. You can't go back and do that. When I told people I was going to interview Maggie Smith I just can't I can't tell you the number of people who said Oh my heavens. You're so lucky I just love her. and I think you know you've particularly had an expanded audience with Downton Abbey and the Harry Potter films but you know you such terrific career and you've achieved so much and so many people just love you and I'm wondering what that kind of mass adoration. It feels like to use it gratifying scary is it can even comprehend well. It only happened to me since Downton Abbey so I blame the hoofing on television. It's it's odd and I've said this before but I find it very difficult to to do anything on my own now because people recognize we this is never happened to me before because I haven't really done television before but but I suppose if you're in people's rooms over the time I don't know I was thinking that the other night with people like the Caprio uh-huh and the big stars in Cape launches and you just how do they exist. It's so difficult and I think now it's very intrusive zip because of these cell phones with cameras right. Why have you people want to take a picture of your take a picture uh-huh them with you and it's I know so. How do you do anything on your own. How do you react when someone well you know. John Cleese told me he just tells people don't do pictures. I'm sorry I do say that. It depends on it depends who who it is. If it's a very young person the trial of course you would but it it is incredibly intrusive. I usually say do you like having your picture taken it could maybe they do. I don't know and if it's not too intrusive you live in a fifteenth century farm houses that right. It's the moment it looks as though it's never been a tool because it's being I'm having to really have a go rewiring into things because it is indeed very old electric lights but yes. I think you ton every lies on with rubber. She's if you any sense. Do you want to take one question question about Harry Potter or would you rather be released which I will drive the pay release and you've been a to her okay well. No I don't know about what's that about Harry. what was it like to play that role to act in those films. WanNa tell you I just adore DINU. The Dan Radcliffe who I had what before Harry auctions spent a long time telling telling all the producers they had to see him because I thought aww said terrific and it's it's been sad thinking about it because of of Alan Rickman and yes he was such a terrific actor and that was such a terrific character he played and it was a joy. HP With Him we used to love together because we ran out of reaction shots. They were always when everything had been done and the children were finished they would turn the camera around and we'd have to various reaction shots of amazement sadness and things and we I used to say we got to about number two hundred and something we'd run out of knowing what to do when the cameras came around enough but he was he was joy joy Maggie Smith. It's been a pleasure. Thank you so much thank you. Maggie Smith recorded in two thousand sixteen gene she plays the Dowager Countess in Downton Abbey the movie which opens in theaters today coming up Justin Chang reviews the new film Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt Pitt this is fresh air support for NPR and the following message come from comcast through Internet essentials comcast has connected more than eight million people from low income households to high speed Internet most for the first time more at comcast corporation. Dot Com slash Internet essentials support also comes from whyy presenting the podcast eleanor amplified and adventure series kids love and will make those summer road trips a little easier on everyone one here reporter Eleanor outwit crafty villains and solve mysteries as she travels the globe to get the big story available where you get podcasts or a whyy whyy dot org great inner calm in one harrowing early action scene a high altitude explosion sends him falling to earth and his pulse barely accelerates as he deploys his parachute ruins more comfortable floating in the vast sterile emptiness of outer space and he is is on solid ground where he has to deal with the messy -ness of feelings and relationships he recently split from his wife who was fed up with his workaholic them and emotional detachment richemont ruin inherited both those qualities from his father. Clifford McBride a legendary astronaut who vanished twenty nine years ago on a deep space mission in search search of intelligent life but one day Roy is called in by two top generals who have some startling news for him about the source of the electrical storms known has the surge major. What can you tell us about the project I manned expedition to the outer solar. The systems are some twenty nine years ago and the commander was was my father sir. The ship disappeared approximately sixteen years into the mission. Data is ever recovered. Deep Space Missions were halted after Roy we of something that might come as quite a shock to you. We believe your father still alive. Near Neptune the fathers mm-hmm Alexa believe some Roy. The search seems to be the result of some kind of antimatter reaction now. The Lima project was powered by that material and your father was charging. We're talking about a potentially unstoppable chain-reaction here. The uncontrolled release of antimatter could ultimately threaten the stability of our entire sources. All life could be destroyed. mm-hmm. Roy's mission is to travel to a military base on Mars to transmit a secure message to Clifford and persuade him to stop the surge urge but I you'll have to head to the moon which has morphed into a grungy capitalist dystopia a giant shopping mall surrounded by a wasteland crawling with pirates grits. There's a gripping chase sequence in which some of those mercenaries pursue Roy in rickety vehicles across the lunar surface later. There's a frightening scene aboard a spaceship to Mars where Roy makes a shocking discovery a reminder that humanity's desire to conquer new frontiers can have disastrous consequences these little jolts helped break up a long episodic narrative that shuffles genres it will starting out as a futuristic noir before shifting into an action movie a paranoid thriller and finally a cosmic male weepy ad Astra can feel both overwritten and under imagined I wish there were we're less of Roy's incessant voice over monologue and more of a sense of how this mind-bending often downright Kooky vision of the future came to be the story becomes.
"abbey" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Real story and when people say that would never have happened of course it did happen happen. Justice love affairs between seven thousand members of the family happened disapproved but they still happen and this particular story. Harry is based on the door of an L. who ran off with the groom. Actually it wasn't the Chauve was the groom and I didn't think it was a great distinction in that and they had to put up with it. I oh I think it was very difficult. And of course they rather encourage the couple to live in Dublin because it sort of easier if they're out of sight but you know families then families now when your children marry someone you would not have chosen for them. There is a moment where you have to decide. Am I going to quarrel with my son or my daughter and literally no longer have them in my life or am I going to find a way to get on with this person and I think most of us hope hope for the second and that's really what the grand themes have to do. What what kind of research did you do for Downton Abbey. I mean you obviously had a a lot from your from your own experience in discussions with your relatives. What kind of research did you do. You know one just kind of reads. A lot got a books around it. I mean the the truth is i. I've always been interested in the whole setup of the old world you know when I was young long. It had only just for many people come to an end you know. I was a little boy in the fifties and that was when a lot of people were talking in the Towel Holland selling the house and so I would see MT seven rooms and Mt Cupboards in the basement lined in Green Bay's or whatever if I can remember all that quite well so a certain extent I just would be imbibed it from the air but I also have read quite fight a lot about it. I mean one of the great advantages of the Internet. If you want to use a piece of slang or you want to use a song or you just type pin thing you go into the etymology dictionary gives you the year of first usage and so on or I printed usage but on on the whole I do sort of I mean sounds rather pretentious actually but but I do sort of know how this way of life worked at this this point and I take advantage of that really you said you saw houses with empty servants quarters because essentially that way of life had just disappeared. Yes I mean you know you go into the stable and there were no horses and then you go into the old kitchens huge old kitchens and there'd be sort of signs for the village fate and and you know old parameters and broken bicycles and things and they would have created some horrible slopped locked kitchen in some anti room upstairs and you know all of that was was very fresh. I mean one of the great changes now. Actually is that these houses one set of survived have essentially been reinvented by their owners who are normally the children or grandchildren of the ones who threw in the towel and they come twit differently this generation doesn't you know long for the days you were footmen behind every because they weren't there youth was spent after after let it come to an end so they just looked differently and they have different ways of running to now help in the house comes in from the village instead of coming from Dobbs as everyone calls each other by their Christian everything else it just runs on different wheels and I like that I like the fact that these houses have in a sense been reinvented kid and it's very attractive. Downton Abbey begins in nineteen twelve when there are all these social trends that that are causing the the the old order to begin to unravel did did your observation of kind of the disappearance of that way of life make you want to really explore the end of of of that period and the dissolution of the aristocracy. I just remember one one time. When I was quite young I was I forget now. Seventy is on and I was staying in a house and I got lost and I went through the wrong door and I was standing at the top of the staircase that led down into the kitchens and everything and and there was a tremendous row going on between a sounded like four five six people shouting and yelling and this now and I suddenly they had such a powerful sense of the lives that were being lipped by the people who work there and not you know only the family who lived Theban the people who worked there were also you know enjoying life will of hating each other loving each other or whatever and I suppose knows you could say that in that Moment Gosford Park and Downton Abbey were at least conceived whether or not they had yet been born and at some point I would explore that fairly simple emotional recognition that everyone's life is one hundred percent importance to them and who they are and you know I've been sort of innocence exploring it ever since Julian fellowes created Downton Abbey the masterpiece he series and also wrote the screenplay for Downton Abbey the movie which opens in theaters today after a break we'll hear more from fellows and from Maggie Smith known for her hilarious one liners as the Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey also Justin Chang reviews the new film Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt. I'm Davis made this is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message come from state farm who agents know that your car and home are more than just big purchases. They're a a big part of your life. You put the time into making them your own so now it's time to protect them with your own personal state farm agent not only do they truly really get you but they'll be there for you when you need them and with over nineteen thousand agents in neighborhoods across the US there could be one just around the corner more at state eight farm dot com or one eight hundred state farm state farm here to help life go right Downton Abbey the movie opens in theaters today with much of the cast of the masterpiece series that ran for six seasons soon bill. Here's some of my two thousand sixteen interview with Maggie Smith who plays the Dowager Countess in the series and the movie but first. Let's listen to what Julian fellowes. The creator of the series and screenwriter of the film had to say about that role. I spoke to fellows in two thousand thirteen eighteen. The Maggie Smith character in in doubt Abby is just such a delight T. Tell us who she is how she fits into that so the family well she she really as. I said she's really based on. My eldest. Great aren't who was quite tough character but she was no tougher on anyone else since she was on herself in fact in real life she had quite tragic life. Her husband died of wounds at the end of the first World War in her only child filed drowned on active service in the second so she had a lot to babble thing that she was toughened funny and some of the phrases that Matt you know what's a weekend and and stuff like that come from remembering Gosford Park. One one question Maggie asked me. She said I didn't understand about the Momma. I and I said Oh well that was this particular aren't because lady treatment goes fit is also sorta based on it and I said this particular and always thought that if a house ran out of its own jams jellies than it was it was not being well run than it was a sign of its weakness. Oh she said I've got it. I've got it and she does that line. So wonderfully fluency looks into the Jam Pot and says bought mom laid. I call that vide- feeble and and I what I love about Maggie's that she has this extraordinary skill to bring many different aspects of a character into her delineation but they never seem contradictory victory that she never turns into a different person a lesser actor. Would you know find it difficult to be kind and cruel simultaneously apoe superficial here at quite deep here but she manages to synthesize all these elements into a believable woman we should hear one of these moments and this is from the first season where she and lady Grantham played again by Elizabeth McGovern are sitting and discussing the difficult matter of finding a suitable husband for lady Mary the oldest of the Crawley daughters how about smoke house parties. She's been asked to one next month.
"abbey" Discussed on Slate's Culture Gabfest
"We never left this podcast duty. Oh it's only been what four years since the last episode of Downton Tanabe slink off of PBS and here we are again ready to talk about the shenanigans upstairs and downstairs times are changing history rolls forwards Downton Danton remains I talked about a band that requires musical instruments. Do you have any musical instruments June I had my valid climbed deep into the catacombs storage catacombs Stevenson Abby to dig out. Oh an old instrument oh the bell if you didn't listen to junior high in the past this Isabel we would often use to summon hot towels or a small glass of brandy when we needed to as podcasting Oh when I needed my friends to be adjusted which was all the time I ever stars mid podcast. It'd be like I need this ham. AM It's down to my heel but I need it further out longer longer and sell you would ring the seamstress or maybe even the Queen Seems Yeah Yeah when I really want tonight clip to maniac to salt me. light-fingered seems a good. We're already getting ahead of film so Downton Abbey. The television television show has been away for four years but guess what they've made that movie they made out of it before we get into spoiling all the things that are to be spoiled. Can I say I kinda loved going back to Downton and I was thoroughly sick of the thing by the end of the TV show it just felt like they were repeating repeating repeating themselves yourselves but I was Kinda glad to have a little bit of all those old familiar faces an old familiar themes again. I fully agree the TV show its course and you and I it felt felt to be honest bit of starting to edge into drudgery we it was to say the least becoming a bit of a death March at the end recapping these episodes but a little time away absence makes the heart grow fonder certainly does I was also thrilled. We sat there in the screening room and didn't know what to expect but as as it began and the music swelled up and the cameras swooped over the Grande Dame that is that house and yes I was once again just transported leads to another world and I enjoyed it. The whole time I was never bored. I was delighted the entire time and and I was left with a warm feeling in my heart I was too. I also oh you know I did feel like my expertise was coming to bear because the opening scene was an echo of the opening scene of s one one I don't know if you remember but in the opening scene of the very first episode of the show a telegram was being sent and for the inhabitants of Downton Abbey to tell them that their air and lady Mary's fiancee had been lost in the titanic tragically died and we saw saw you know the the the and it was like Oh my goodness this message needs to be conveyed and this time we had a message and it was conveyed actually very dramatically and you know wish we saw the the Royal Mail being salted on a train making its way swiftly northward toward Yorkshire and it was like thrilling I I felt oh an Easter egg that I get to munch on without any need to have my dress pulled out and and yet it was also like a happy instead of this endless kind of you know round and round about the inheritance or an inheritance on the tail and all of that business this was now potentially at least a happy thing it was the the king and Queen of England King George V and his wife Mary. We're going to come to Yorkshire and they were they wanted to stay at Downton Abbey. So when I heard there was going to be a movie first of all jumped in the air and said Huzzah Sa and then I thought about what will they sent what sort of plot will they censor this film on and I assumed that it would be some historical events that it would you know how it is. How can we entwine Downton Abbey with some sort of historical event that everyone's familiar with and add some drama through that borrowed interest but instead it was just like this fun visit from the King and Queen and I think that was a great choice actually ought to try to like ratchet up the dramatic stakes much it was basically a fun three episodes of Downton Abbey crammed into one movie and I think it was a really good choice. Yeah it's striking that they were able to bring by pretty much everyone who survived to the end of the TV show is back for the movie and that's kind of too many people to give like real storylines too so some of them like Cora basically just get some off like offscreen screen conniving yes. Almost nothing just served to sort of cement that oh their relationship is in a good state in good hands exactly so so not. Everybody got a lot to do but the small stakes. Actually I agree with you set for the most part felt like a relief okay so let's start with those steaks. The royals are coming. The royals a-coming reminded Carson has left the building. He's now retired. He was working in his garden. He's mark to Mrs Hughes. Still They appear to be happy but he's no longer footling. No Thomas is the Butler in the house but when the royal visit announced and and you you know they they realize it's going to be all kinds of things happening. Thomas seems to kind of lose his grip a little bit he gets a little overexcited and so the upshot of this is Mary senses that Thomas Barrows is losing control minimal situation and Mary has a freak out and goes to you know to Harass Carson. They've always he's had this close relationship. Mary goes to Carson and says. I don't think Tom's bell can handle this Carson. Will you come back now. I want to say a few things first first of all this is sort of rude on Mary's Party. I mean she didn't really even give Hamas much of a chance to find his footing. I mean if I got a message saying the king and Queen are coming saying I would be a little thrown off my game for a little bit he. He still had time to recover and get it together but she just wasn't. GonNa mess around. She was just like nope. We Need Carson here Carson's since the one who can help I found that a little bit rude on her part a little bit dismissive of Thomas Barrows Abilities and I'm not sure that fantastic job I mean we'll get into what happens but carson basically overseas a coup in and really ineffectual way where he doesn't like managed to prevent it or try that hard to prevent it or encourage. He just kind of sits there and let Taku happened on his watch. I wouldn't say necessarily that we got improved performance right from Carson yoting. I want to say about Carson's. I don't think that this movie movie will garner a lot of academy awards interest but I do think there could be won. Best Supporting Actor award awarded to Carson's eyebrows which were in incredible form. Mason had really vox vodka tive performance from its doc browse. I felt like that that had me gripped and I felt there was like character development from the eyebrow the way at the beginning being the Wagle's at the beginning were different from at the end. There was an arc so it's really grown arc. They've grown and the ark of the eyebrows both the physical arc ark of them like their shape but also the character arc. The narrative arc of the eyebrow was amazing well anyway yeah. That's what I had when I want to add to things about Carson if I may so the first is the word two occasions that I noted where they kind of threw out some of the continuity or some of the facts from the show for the movie one of them was daisy who just seem to be living in the house just as much as she always had whereas in fact at the end of the TV show she was off to live with her father in law Mr Mason the farm but whatever and then the second thing was that Carson one of the reasons that he left it wasn't just that he was ready to retire that would be much to sensible it was that he had developed assault of Palsy and so that he really couldn't handle all the the bustling work anymore not just seem to have been forgotten also very delicate decanting wine that the kings page of the backstairs stairs let us not calling him a butler. The King of the backstairs was doing that incredibly delicate decanting wine where he has to turn this little lever crank to decant the wind ever so this Louis. There's no way a man with palsy could have handled that but yet that was just forgotten but I was glad to see Carson. I was to the second thing I want to mention about Carson. This is more about this up behind the scenes rather than beneath stairs but another of the story lines in this episode of stairs was involved violet the Dowager Countess getting into a scheming situation as always as always with lady Bagshaw Maude Bagshaw who was played by Mel to Stanton Johnson Great British actress who is also the real life wife of the actor who plays Carson June. These are the kinds of details that you bring to this podcast great. British actress actress is fine singer to as it happens but he wasn't called upon to do that this particular time around okay so back to the plot to the plot so as I mentioned and Violets Countess played by Maggie Smith no has something else to worry about which is whether this person we've never heard of before. I thought I was introduced. I was I was I supposed to know who this is and I suddenly was like Domi- forgotten huge patches of the Joe read it to the people behind dench they were able to find an British actor or actress statue who had not yet already been cast in dining. Everyone else had already been there and Imelda. Staunton is one of the rare British actors who kind of toggles between play portion common she does both whereas most people are signed one or the other so you know the fact that she came in as a posh person in in the movie. Maybe that was kind of why she was still available so to speak but yes. She is a royal lady-in-waiting beano so she's minor minor minor aristocracy she's a widow. Her husband died in the Boer War but she know is you know one of the Queen. Mary's ladies in waiting and Violet is trying to persuade her She's apparently a distant cousin of violet and Robert and the Crawley's and via is trying to persuade her to give her estate to give her inheritance to Robert because he's her nearest relative and she is apparently not done with that plan. Yes Heaven Forbid. There not be some sort of succession drama day you know some sort of inheritance controversy and Katha sill to a will tell yeah scheming. Yes I mean it was I really felt like was this plot point from the series that I completely forgot because they just introduced though you were exposed rose. I know that this was happening. And of course this would happen but I'm glad to hear that I had not forgotten about it. No I'm just one of the things actually I was grateful for in the movie that they just acted did like everybody knows who everybody is because everybody will anybody who sees this movie will have seen the TV show or be on a date with somebody who has but like they didn't. I'm glad that in Bala to introduce things 'cause like nonni yeah the I agree this was this was for veterans out for new jobs and so they were like you know what we all. Were on the same page here. Here's here's a question I had about this. Inheritance controversy which is isn't violent son already having trouble with the upkeep on his massive estate isn't the last thing he needs like another. She used estate to deal with the upkeep and the responsibility to the hanger on and we'd like to call them rather than hangers on be more respectful. I feel like that's exactly what he doesn't want unless the estate is just a bunch of gold bar sitting at fault like does he really want more acreage and another leg like like pile of bricks that need to be re pointed like what yeah he didn't seem that interesting. It didn't seem like he cared but we need something for violet to scheme over violent. Doug needs more importantly. Perhaps violent needs something to ski..
"abbey" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"If you thought the end of the series Downton Abbey would be the end of the Crawley family's adventures. There's a new film has arrived to prove you wrong. The movie continues the story of this very wealthy group and they're loyal staff. The large cast is reunited United from Sharp Peng Dowager Scheming butlers and this time the king and Queen are coming for a visit. I'm glen well and I'm Linda Holmes. We're talking Downton Abbey on this episode of Pop Culture Happy Happy Hour from NPR here with me Glenn in the studio to talk about down abby is NPR's movie critic Bob Mondello Hi Bob so we all went to see this film. Tom I had actually kind of forgotten. This was coming out and then there it was Glenn what did you think well I mean I was a little worried going in because the series lasted for six seasons and it started to lose a little momentum I mean I I and I I went into it. Thinking M I in the mood for an entire film built around say with me a spot of bother with the pudding spoons or whatever whatever the hell is going to be turns out totally am. This is a seamless transition. You're just right back in doesn't miss a beat. It is Downton Abbey Season Seven. Basically it's bigger it's grander we a drone shot of Denton in the beginning which we never got before because that's and and we also when the names of the actors come up little sparkle on their names like six polished silver and these stories are just fascinating because they defy everything. I know L. About storytelling everything I know about fiction everything about drama which is that conflict causes change that someone is different at the beginning than they are at the end but here conflict causes mild ripples and it's not even conflict. It's a spot of bother which is immediately met with Bob's. Your uncle like everything's fine so that's the two stroke engine engine of of these stories. It is visual comfort food at a time that I need comforting. I'm in however we'll talk about this more. I hope but it does land on you a lot differently today than it did back then because it hasn't changed but we have I mean the Amazon has been on fire. It's time of conspicuous consumption that has never been more conspicuous curious and if you'd have told me going in that you're GonNa love a film whose overarching theme is everything works out for the rich and the rich deserve it. I would have been like no apart pass but here we are in terms of what you said about change. I would argue that over the course of the series and then into the movie there couple of characters. I think Mary I think lady Mary is is one lady. Edith is another one where you do see some changes in their personalities. I think Mary has become a little bit less. Full of herself and edith has become moves less feeling sorry for herself and assertive and she's become more assertive Bob. What did you think oh I had a wonderful time? Oh my God I had a wonderful time and and I sort of knew it from the word trailer when I saw that trailer and the music came in now I know this is silly but the music on television has has been fine and is big. The music in the trailer sounded like they brought in four hundred additional musicians. It was just enormous and I thought okay. That's what what you do when you're making a movie right you make bigger. Let's I want to hear it. I WanNa hear it because we actually have it so so Jessica plus that TV theme not bad substantial right unless let's hear the movie theme.
"abbey" Discussed on Bald Movies
"Hello everybody welcome to another first round bald movie. I'm Jose Ron and I am the page of the microphones. Sicily and we saw Downton Abbey the movie the last night there was a special engagement. we are able to see the weaker comes out on the twentieth twentieth next week. and we're here to talk about it. We were both really big fans Downton Abbey. We've seen a series several times in fact we just marathon that last year around Christmastime yeah the whole show. I mean a normal Christmas tradition is to watch at least the Christmas episodes and not say that we aren't still big fans of Downton Abbey after the movie right. I loved it. No I so much fun I did. I loved it too. It's like there's this feeling of ditty. Breathlessness says that you get just watching the show that I don't have an experience with an any other television program or movie yeah. It's it's his place that I like to be in. It's the same it's it's like this big cast and you've got so much history and it's so all over the place that there's so many inside jokes and it reminds me a lot of like. I think I've said this before star trek with a really good cast where it's like sometimes just like Shit Dayton Polaski are in the same room hole is it's GonNa be interesting. Drama McCoy and Spock crash landed in the League volcano and it's the same thing when cousin Isabel gets in a room with the Dowager Countess. You know they're going to get the claws out and that's fun. you know. Ah Edith is going to be oblivious and kind of area and I just I it feels very comfortable and fun to watch these characters now having having said that I'm not gonNA defend the plots of this movie land. This movie starts ten different plots that concluded in this movie and it's it's it's a shame because a third of them are just dumb and the thing about all of them is is they're all plots that have already already been played out in the show originally yeah with different characters. That's like all compressed in two hours like the families. The families running out remember when he did this. This was fun. We did this. This person get married..
"abbey" Discussed on Talk 650 KSTE
"Abbey. NBC News Radio. I'm Jim Forbes. The New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions. Once again, the pats knocked off the Los Angeles Rams thirteen to three and Super Bowl fifty three in Atlanta to capture their third Lombardi trophy in five seasons. New England also ties Pittsburgh for the most Super Bowl wins all time with six President Trump says he is not made a decision on whether he'll issue a presidential pardon for his longtime associate Roger stone. Roger is somebody that I've always liked, but a lot of people like Roger some people probably don't like Roger. But Roger stone's somebody. I've always liked. I mean, Roger character. The president said in an interview on CBS face the nation that he has not thought about the possibility of a pardon but offered praise for his friend, the call for Virginia. Governor Ralph Northam to resign is growing after racist photos appeared from his nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook on ABC's this week. President Derrick Johnson said the democratic governor should resign. No matter what the most effective politicians way to address. This is to disclose early acknowledge it and seek ways in which you can make a miss. He argued even if it's not northern in the photo as he claims, he still at fault for not mentioning it before if he were to resign Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax would step into the governor's role saying he always wants to do what's best for the state of Virginia. I think that you know, I've been fortunate to serve in leadership capacities. And I think there's more to come with people. Police in Texas said if captured an extremely dangerous inmate who escaped earlier today Cedric marks escaped when he was left unattended during a prisoner transport..
"abbey" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Abbey. Professional athletes will do just about anything to get an edge over an opponent. Especially in a big game. Like the Super Bowl players lift weights. Just a little harder study film a little longer and one more thing. Make sure they're lucky socks. I ready to wear when it comes to being superstitious athletes talk just about everyone. They take it. Seriously. No one in the locker room would ever make fun of a teammates treasured rituals. It is part of the culture of many of the sports, but it's a common thing for athletes because they are engaged in actively for which the stakes are very high, especially professional athletes. They have large salaries riding on their performance, and everyone is watching and yet the activity itself is somewhat unpredictable. The outcome is not clear and once they've sort of done everything that they reasonably can do to prepare. They still hope to. Eke out some additional bit of control over the outcome. So superstitions emerge in that circumstance. Dr Stewart vise author of believing in magic the psychology of superstition, he says an athlete's lucky charms get lots of attention, just before kick-off an athlete might engage in ritual as they're getting prepared for the contest, you know, getting dressed in the locker room, or whatever some kind of addressing thing that they do or other ritual and part of that is that obviously they can't practice at that moment. They can't do anything that will actually change their performance in any meaningful way. But there's still time that needs to be filled and they're also quite anxious because the contest is coming up. So these rituals that emerge or superstitions that they engage in also have a nice psychological function as they make them feel better. They pass the time they fill the time with something that is routine and predictable. Some NFL star is believed. They play. Better if they eat specific foods just before the game, others had performance rituals one, for example, demanded he be slapped heart in the face by one of the teams trainers before kickoff and one NFL team reportedly traded for a certain player primarily because the head coach thought he was a good luck charm sound crazy. Well, believe it or not sometimes superstitious rituals, actually work. Dr Alex liquor man is author of the undefeated mind the contract, which seems to work as where the outcome that you're working on to some degree under your control because the mechanism by which it seeks to work is by actually increasing your confidence which apparently seems to increase persistent. So in the study that I'm referring to which is published in two thousand ten what they found was that subjects who were actually allowed to perform your researchers tasks that they had set them to do given lucky charms did better because he persisted more. They kept going which the researchers identified with. Caused by your increased confidence due to their lucky charm. In other words, if you think you're going to play better, you will vice says that German scientists tested this confidence theory by having a large number of people play one whole miniature golf some people were brought in and said, here's your ball. Go to work, you know, and they would play. But other people randomly were told this ball has been lucky today and simply saying that simply saying that the ball had been lucky that day was enough that that group of people scored better made more puch on the carpet than the group who had simply been handed the ball. So there is something to it. There is something that the mere suggestion of something beyond the normal being involved does seem to give some people more confidence and improve their performance. There's no question on basic psychological level that these superstitions do have a positive effect for the individual. They make them feel better. They help. Them cope with anxiety. And they may give them more confidence in performance situation where they're attempting to do something. However, if a person's performance has nothing to do with the outcome superstitions me nothing sports fans would like to think they're lucky t shirts and their victory couches will help their team's win. But even if they don't vice says that doesn't make them worthless. For many people the performance of their team is tied up in their own identity, and it's very important to them. And there's a lot of bonding among fans that to be a fan of a particular team becomes a part of one's identity. And so these superstitions particularly that fans engage in prior to the Super Bowl or other contests. Have that social value to them as well? And in some cases, they know it's crazy, but it's still has these positive aspects of bonding and being a sort of direct expression of your wish that the team will win. Even advertising campaigns tap into our pervasive. Belief in superstitions after all the commercials say they're not crazy if they work fifty percent of Americans by some studies, actually are superstitious believe it. So they're obviously going after large demographic air, and even people in general who aren't superstitious who don't think of themselves. The superstitious are often constantly superstitious worrying about things like walking ladder or things that might happen and tried to thirteen we seem to be hardwired. Find patterns were often. There are not am. I think that also contributes a lot to belief in superstition, we do look for patterns like that that is our nature that the reason why we've been successful is a species because we can see patterns and learn from experience, and so we often see patterns when they're can't reasonably be there. So that is the circumstances. Many of these superstitions arise out of coincidence. You know, you take some action and then the outcome. You're looking for happens. And so suddenly that's stamped in and becomes a special relationship. In your mind. Many superstitions have developed that way where something salient is done on one occasion. It produces a particular outcome. And suddenly, it's like I've got to do it. Every time now superstitions are most likely to spring up when people feel exposed or out of control over what happens to them. That's why fishermen and actors or you about having good luck. But make sure they don't mention it by says people who are anxious or depressed are also more likely to be superstitious college students are big believers in good luck to but only around exam time by says most of the time superstitions are harmless. But no matter how irrational they are superstitions will never go away because they satisfy a major psychological need, the basic need for control and predictability in your life. And not knowing what's going to happen in situations. That matter is in and of itself enough to create anxiety and. Worry and superstitions serve a purpose in they help you deal with that worry and that concern for the future. It's a universal thing. Not everyone will choose superstition is their way of coping with the uncertainties of life other people choose other methods, but we all are confronted from time to time with things that we want very badly either happen or not happen. And yet we can't control them. We can't predict whether they will happen or not. So as the minutes wind down to the big game. You may be able to take some comfort the rituals of even the most rabid fans aren't any stranger in what the players do to get ready.
"abbey" Discussed on Sodajerker On Songwriting
"Making tools based on some of our intellectual property from the past and current techniques as well. And also a member of the Abbey Road red board, which is incubation program for music tech startups. And I'm currently exploring the strange world of veal over mentored reality, three d sound full those full mats and how that works. So yes of getting myself. Trouble in generally confusing myself, but he's leaving the way. He's leading the way. So Hello. I'm Mark Sonam abbey road's Hedda brand. And I guess my job is perhaps about defining up brand is about definable purposes that she where we can go, what are the challenges for us, how we're seeing by the outside world and what we can do really to sort of challenge perceptions because we're known for one or two bands in particular. But exactly, as you said, I mean, this continues to be a really amazing thriving destination with film schools, whether it's jazz recordings. Just all manner of interesting projects comes here, and I suppose also, you know, we've been through amazing investment program where universal who took over the ownership of the studios for years ago totally believed in the vision for this place. So we've opened up to new smaller studios to make the place more accessible to emerging autists. We've been mic stage to complete the journey of. Of film. So we can now whether it's I'm axe audio Dobie mose we now complete the film sound. So blending the dialogue, the score and the sound effects. We've got a school with Abbey Road reds, we've gotta shop. I mean, it just continues to diversify all the time, and my job is to nudge the doors open a little bit. And so share some of that magic as well as celebrating the history. Viking ruffians like goes into the desirable Anura the first to do this. Wow. Sometimes the first podcast I air up -solutely speak, Joyce awake. It's a famous place. I mean, we've always found the Bill that self quite fascinating. 'cause it's kinda deceptive. It looks kinda so Quainton old-fashioned from the front, its fast. It goes on forever. Doesn't bit let the tortoise of a smaller on the outside bigger on the inside. Yeah. I mean, that occasion was originally chosen leisure would have it the it was like a quiet residential area, but still quite. Close to central London superfluous for musicians to get to. But it looked sept- of because it was a house usually like a nine bedroom townhouse and everything. Beyond that reception area was the original gardens to the grounds. So the gramophone company who set up road, they thought his perfect we can build off shoot goes where the garden is. It looks deceptive because of that reason because everything where we are sitting now used to be the goal was nineteen thirty one I want to open, but the house was built hundred hundred two years before that. I think it's about two years to build. Yeah, pretty quick turnaround time and they add to at the time that we using the gramophone company. We using the west x. recording system believe which was a company based on the west coast and the states, and it was like a royalty thing every time they made a record in Seoul directly that pair royalty for using this recording system. So the management gramophone said, you know this, this can't continue, so we can reinvent the wheel. So we're gonna build all gear. So we'd have to pay royalty anymore. So they, they hired a genius, Alan Blum loin to basically redesign everything from from the ground up. So cutting as Mara phones mixing consoles, quite big do. So this is happening same time really, though building studios building the equipment. And the other turned run about two years. Pretty amazing those days, especially, yeah, I needed all the early experiments with stereo record in here. Stereos painted here bureau, way ahead of his time. I think he thinks that the first stereo music recording here in studio to nineteen thirty five. And I mean stereo wasn't released. It wasn't a release of the general public to about nineteen fifty eight and certainly wasn't massive it to to the late sixty. Invented did not do it really way ahead of his time. Apparently he was signed cinemas right when she in the film, he noticed as the coward to move from one side of the screen to the of the sound of state in the middle of what isn't the sound move with the character. Nice. Yeah. So he went home and invent very, do..
"abbey" Discussed on MASTERPIECE Studio Podcast
"To purchase downton abbey DVD's and Blu rays, or downton abbey gifts, visit shop, PBS dot org, or other retailers for more downton abbey behind the scenes content and to follow other masterpiece shows. Check out the masterpiece studio podcast. At PBS dot org slash masterpiece on Stitcher and on. I tunes. Masterpiece studio is hosted by me. Jas lake Cobb and produced by Nick Anderson. At least by two is our editor. Suzanne Simpson is our executive producer. The executive producer of masterpiece is Rebecca. Eaton. Sponsors for masterpiece on PBS are Viking cruises and the masterpiece trust. Now there is still fans who wonder about the identity of the bandaged Canadian soldier in season two. Can you definitively clarify whether that man was an impostor or actually Patrick Crawley? I'm not sure. I don't really. I'm not completely sure. I mean, maybe that's, you know, that's the film. Downton abbey. The exhibition is open in New York City. Now through September. Third, two thousand eighteen c downton exhibition dot com for tickets and more details.
"abbey" Discussed on WIMS AM 1420
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