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More Shows To Watch If You Liked HBO's Watchmen
"We're GONNA talk about recommendations. I for the long haul and these are things that we are either current or in the way back and there's this you know the. He is like when I sit down to try find something there's so much going on that I spent like an hour being watched I don't WanNa Watch. That should do this and it's like I, just want someone tell me what to watch. That's what we're going to hear for. Yeah. So we're GONNA basis off the some of the nominees for best show in the emmy categories I start off with HBO's watchmen as from Damon Lindelof this set in an alternative universe and drafting off the ground and comic book watchmen is It's like this dazzling procedure designed to also make you think that twenty six emmy nominations, the most of any serious. Like NERF gun to your head best show of the year. What would you say? Oh, it's watchmen watchmen to me like for limited series. So it's an a different categories, but I would even say it's better than all dramas on I. Think. So it's it's crowning achievement of TV this. So for sharp for me, I'm I'm thinking of like I want a show that looks great. Visually also will make me think. So I I wanted to go directly off of Damon Lindelof because I feel like he's kind of peak of his powers right now. So guys are wondering like other stuff he's done and I I can't think about the leftovers it's a similarly. It's a great show. It's alternative universe incredibly well, made really thoughtful but also like very simplistic in terms of you applying it to your that feels like watchmen felt current but also set in a different time. And leftovers current but also sat in a different times. So I love that the weirdness of the masks in watchmen which was so precious. So yeah, it's it's. It's phenomenal the other one I was thinking of when I want to. Recommend a show in in that Washington vein I'll say Black Mirror it's close enough. It's not really narrative based. Yeah. It's vignettes and different standalone stories, but it's kind of an alternate. Reality it looks close enough to realize that you're not sure that it's not. Yeah. But it's also telling us some darkened weird stuff about yourself. And the good thing about Black Mirror is to watch it. You're not watching it in each episode is its own Y'all episode so That's will put like some of our own favorite episodes that we both have really loved that we can include in the note. So you don't have to wonder because listen that first episode it's Just you just need to skip it. Hear me if you don't hear anything else if you don't hear Jamie doing the weird change of momentum at the beginning of the show if you forgot that already that's okay. Forget it. Here me this do not watch the first episode. Mom Don't do it dad don't do it much mom don't do it nobody do. It. Would be a mistake. Okay. It's a for me. If you love watchmen where you're like, that seems like it's good. Let me tell you to other shows that are good. So on that flakes, you can watch Jessica Jones I chose this because you got strong female lead just like you have in watchman, you have a superhero component which you also have and Jessica Jones it's dark. It's Gritty the villain in Jessica Jones is played by David tennant in that first season and he is per faction it keeps you on your toes. It's also very you're very to the visuals also recommending legion. Hulu. That's weird. Right because I think when you watch watchman, you're like I'm confused. Limits where you're like I, need to watch this again. Being, existing Ip it makes you think should I know that and I can confirm I. Didn't know. And watchmen I would sometimes read like recaps after I. Would Watch an episode and that would help me catch things maybe that I didn't grab the first time with Legion stars Dan Stevens? Famous playing. Matthew on. Downton Abbey He. It's a done by Noah. All Superhero Jason because this is the story of professor x his incredibly powerful, mentally ill mutant sign and so it's it also stars Jean Smart who is also in watchmen man she's in a Lotta. Golf that she has very good taste, and so it's weird enough that you're like It's not that classic Superhero which is what I also like about watchmen if we had done if we'd time traveled and done a designing women saying draft Jean Smart would not be my. Number. One pick would be any pots it would be we'll for private. Not. It be any pods, Anthony Delta Burke Julia sugarbakers. dixie Carter lab next to last over Jean Smart. Yeah. My point here is everyone would have been before Jean Smart Jean Smart was second. I'm going to be in Sweet Home Alabama and you're not going to know what to do with the low key cares. Okay.
Prince Harry and Meghan distance themselves from new book
"Harry and Meghan are in the spotlight again. A new book has just been released on the Deacon, Duchess of Sussex, which focuses in on the turmoil amongst the Royals just before the couple walked away from their senior roles, the first installment of a serialized version of the book Finding Freedom lay bare relations between Harry and Magnum with him and Cates. After the decision was made for the pair to go into self imposed exile. One incident describes how Kate barely acknowledge Megan and her Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey in March, even though they hadn't seen each other since January. The book also suggested Palace officials were concerned that Harry Um Megan's popularity was overshadowing other senior Royals ad of the book's release, Harian Meghan issued a statement denying taking parts in the publication.
The First Excerpt From the Meghan and Harry Tell-All Is Here
"Walker, Harry and Meghan are in the spotlight again. A new book has just been released on the G Conductors of Sussex, which focuses in on the turmoil amongst the Royals Just before the couple walked away from their senior roles. The first installment of a serialized version of the book Finding Freedom, laid bare relations between Harry and Magnum with him and Cates. After the decision was made for the pair to go into self imposed exile. One incident describes how Kate barely acknowledged Meghan and her Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey in March, even though they hadn't seen each other since January. The book also suggested Palace officials were concerned that Harry Americans, popularity was overshadowing other senior Royals. Head of the book's release, Harry and Meghan issued a statement denying taking parts in the
Prince Harry and Meghan distance themselves from new book
"The spotlight again. A new book has just been released on the G Conductors of Sussex, which focuses in on the turmoil amongst the Royals just before the couple walked away from their senior roles, the first installment of a serialized version of the book Finding Freedom lay bare relations between Harry and Magnum with him and Cates. After the decision was made for the pair to go into self imposed exile. One incident describes how Kate barely acknowledge Megan and her Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey in March, even though they hadn't seen each other since January. The book also suggested Palace officials were concerned that Harry Um Megan's popularity was overshadowing other senior Royals. Head of the book's release, Harian Meghan issued a statement denying taking parts in the publication. Karen
Remembering civil rights icon John Lewis
"We begin tonight by remembering a civil rights icon congressman John Lewis flags have been lowered to half staff at the White House and on Capitol Hill to honor his passing the longtime Georgia, Congressman, died Friday at age eighty after a valley battle with pancreatic cancer, his tireless and fearless efforts for justice help change the trajectory of the civil rights movement, impacting countless lives less your whole now on more of this tremendous life. When you see something that is not right. Not Jazz not fair. Obligation to set something to do something. John Lewis devoted his life to the fight for Justice and equality. Deep. Down within me moving me. That I could no longer be satisfied or go along with an evil system. The son of Rural Alabama, Sheriff Cropper's Lewis was inspired as a teenager by the activism of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Junior. He joined the civil rights movement in. It's early days the sit ins and freedom rides, often facing arrest and violent opposition segregation was the order of the day that was a tremendous amount of fear, and I wanted to do something about it we wanted to. Redeem, the soul of America. And move toward a more perfect union. He became the leader of the student nonviolent Coordinating Committee and help organize the historic march on Washington I. Lewis spoke that day, too. He was twenty three. We do not allowed freedom. We wanted to be reading. Abbey was among the leaders who met that day with President John. F Kennedy I was not concerned about making history. just wanted to change things on March seventeenth nineteen, sixty five in Selma Alabama he did both. Much today to Germany ties to the nation leading a peaceful march for voting rights. And others were attacked by state troopers, wielding clubs and tear gas. It became known as bloody Sunday. Lewis suffered a fractured skull. Laws consciousness fifty years later. Don't recall. made it back across that bridge televised images of violence that day galvanize the nation, spurring passage of the Voting Rights Act signed into law just five months later. John Lewis was there to. John Lewis Education Project. He worked tirelessly to turn hard. One voting rights into political power to minute people. A two-minute black people died in the state for the right to register and the right to vote. He helped run volunteer programs for President Carter and in nineteen. eighty-six was elected to Congress from Georgia vegging. He served more than thirty years at enduring symbol and a tireless advocate for social justice. Let us. We came into do job. We came into work, a leading voice and a moral beacon John Lewis was known as the conscience of Congress admired respected and loved generations from now parents teach their children. What is meant by courage? The story of John Lewis will come to mind. An American. Who Do the change could not wait for some other person for some other times we must never ever give out. We must have an advocate. We must keep the fake key. Own the. Lesser Reporting! House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today, calling Congressman Lewis One of the greatest heroes of American History Jeff Bennett has more on the outpouring of touching tributes. Tonight tributes and remembrances for the civil rights icon and longtime congressman. John Lewis Former President Barack Obama saying that Lewis loved this country so much that he risked his life and his blood, so that it might live up to its promise. Lewis and Obama shared a deep admiration for one another last month, the to offering inspiration to young activists, leading the latest demonstrations for equality and justice. That's why when I see these young people. Here right now. I am inspired to go into him. Redeem this Sullivan Mercker. In say that country former President George W Bush saying tonight that America can best honor John's memory by continuing his journey toward liberty and justice for all Bill Clinton calling Lewis the conscience of the nation and from Jimmy Carter all Americans. Oh John Lewis a debt of gratitude,
What Happens To The Forest After A Fire?
"We're going to be discussing forest fires, and some of you listening have experienced with this and maybe some advice. You can even share with everyone else. Let's start with this question. We got from Abbey and five and a half years old, and I come from Australia Camera Island island are what happens to the forest after a big fire. Forest, fires or bushfires as they're typically known in Australia happened when a fire burns out of control. Sometimes it's a fire started by people. Sometimes it's caused by lightning, and these fires can become very big problems when there's a lot of dry vegetation like trees or grass. That vegetation those plants act as a fuel, and these fires can get very large and very dangerous. While forest fires can happen almost anywhere. Some parts of the world are more prone to them than others because of weather, conditions and landscape. Many parts of Australia experience, wildfires or bushfires, the end of twenty, nine, thousand, nine, hundred and the beginning of twenty twenty summer time in the Southern Hemisphere was a particularly bad fire season in Australia. Millions of acres burned homes and buildings were destroyed in some areas and very sadly, some people and many animals were killed. So. When abby recorded that question from Canberra her mom sent it along with a note, explaining that they lived very near where some of the fires had gone through. So I asked Abby if she'd be willing to share with all of us what it was like to experience that. I sent abby a few questions back in February and here's what she and her mom had to say. Hi Jamie. It's me. Abby and his MOM Megan. I'll be ready, yes. Okay! Question number, one. How did you the first prize with nearby? Did you see any changes in the sky? Did the news? Will adults tell you about it? Can Use tell us about it. Where did you hear on the news? Well We. We, had the bushfire survival stuff. So we had to be prepared. And make a Bush plan. What else did you hear? Well. We we saw. Lotion smart. We did tulips and smart. What else did you say when the FIS close? What did you see in the backyard? We saw black leads in the backyard. Number three. Did. You have to leave for a little while to be safe. I did have to leave home to be safe. Because of all the FIS in my mommy and daddy or a bit scared if I was not going to be K.. So. What do we have to? We had to make me leave home. And that was part of. I push survival way. Number Four. How did you feel when the fires when nearby? A bit scared. I was scared. If the file make my house full done I wouldn't have any toys left. what do we say now? What does it look like by the FIS? Where is this to find around? A little bit of fires around. Except not much that under control. That's right there under control. So. What what what? What does it look like now out in the Bush? Looks. I can. Smoke is coming. What are you noticing though in the forest? Well everything is. Old Them Tout it is what are the trees climb? They look bent and they. Have lots of. Police on the branches. Just two branches I noticed some on the trunk as well. You notice on the trunk. What do they look like? They look very tiny in. One of them looked fuzzy. Fuzzy. What about the animals? The animals were. Coming out when those two PHYA because they were worried if they'll touch. What do we see? Well some Koalas die does right. For do we say on the word we saw? One. On the road in the city. they shouldn't have been. There should have been in the Bush right. Yes. But some men took him and made him safe. I think that's it. Thanks, Jen, this really help and by. By. Wow, that was quite a thing to live through when you're only five. Thanks to Abbey in Megan for telling us about what it was like. It's really sad to think about Koalas and other animals, not surviving the fire, but I'm glad that wombat was rescued. It was also interesting to hear. Abby and Megan talk about what they were noticing. Pretty soon after the fires had come through that, there were green plants and leaves popping up where things had burned. That's a great observation. Because it helps, explain one of the reasons that forest fires can actually be good in many ways their natural part of the ways some landscapes thrive.
What Happens To The Forest After A Fire?
"We're going to be discussing forest fires, and some of you listening have experienced with this and maybe some advice. You can even share with everyone else. Let's start with this question. We got from Abbey and five and a half years old, and I come from Australia Camera I. WanNa know what happens to the forest after a big fire. Forest fires or bushfires as they're typically known in Australia happened when a fire burns out of control, sometimes, it's a fire started by people. Sometimes it's caused by lightning, and these fires can become very big problems when there's a lot of Dr Education like trees or grass. That vegetation those plants act as a fuel, and these fires can get very large and very dangerous. While forest fires can happen almost anywhere. Some parts of the world are more prone to them than others because of weather, conditions and landscape. Many parts of Australia experience wildfires or bushfires, the end of two thousand nineteen and the beginning of twenty twenty summertime in the southern. Hemisphere was a particularly bad fire season in Australia. Millions of acres burned homes and buildings were destroyed in some areas and very sadly some people and many animals were killed. So when abby recorded that question from Canberra, her mom sent it along with a note, explaining that they lived very near to where some of the fires had gone through. So I asked Abby if she'd be willing to share with all of us what it was like to experience that. I sent abby a few questions back in February and here's what she and her mom had to say. Hi Jamie. It's me abby and his mom Megan. Right, abby ready yes. Okay. Question Number One. How did you knock the forest fires? When nearby did you see any changes in the sky? To the news. Will adults tell you about it? Can Use. Tell us about it. What did you hear on the news? Well we still we had the bushfire survival stuff. So, we had to be prepared. And make a bushfire survival plan. What else did you? Well We saw. Action Smart, we did some SMIRK. What else did you say when the fires close? What did you see in the backyard? We saw black leads in the backyard. Number three. Did. You have to leave for a little while to be safe. I did have to leave home to be safe one because of. All the FIS in my mommy and daddy were a bit scared if I was not going to be a K.. So. What do we have to? We had to make me leave home. And that was part of. Upper Fuss survival way. Number Four. How did you feel when the fires nearby? Bits Gag I was scared. If the file make my house full done, I wouldn't have amy toys left. What do we say now? What does it look like the FIS way is still finds around. A little bit of fires around. Except not much that I'm naked fell. That's right there under control. So what what? What do you? What does it look like now out in the Bush? Looks. Thank. Smoke is coming. What are you noticing though in the forest? Well everything is. Old Than doubt it is. What are the trees climb? They look bent and they. Have Lots of leaves on the branches. Just branches I noticed some on the trunk as well. You're not on the trunk. What do they look like? They look very tiny. And and one of them looked fuzzy. The, the. WHAT ABOUT ANIMALS! The animals were. Coming out when those two phya because they were worried as they will touch it. What do we see? Will some Koalas die? That's right. For do we see on the road we saw? One back. On the road in the city. they shouldn't have been. There should have been in the Bush right. Yes, but some men took him in made him safe both. I think that's it. Thanks, Jen, hoop this really health and by. By Wow. That was quite a thing to live through when you're only five. Thanks to Abbey and Megan for telling us about what it was like.
The Last Of Us
"Hello, everyone. My name is Jonathan Dornbush and this is a very special episode of podcast beyond because today we're going to be diving very deep into the last of us. Part to a full spoilers are in effect. If you haven't played the game, turn back now. Go play at go finish. It and then come back. Listen to this episode because we are going to dive. Into full spoiler territory with Lucille. O'Brien my have numbers with me, but more importantly I'm sorry, Lucy you don't have the highest honor this episode because we are joined by Neil Druckman and Halley, gross naughty dog for the last of US partout. Thank you both so much for being here and speaking with us today. They have. So the. House he twenty twenty being guys. Around. Warring Year of my life. Nothing. Much of note has happened this year. Definitely, so we'll. We'll try to find something to talk about this episode. I know Lucienne myself both have a ton that we want to ask you about and talk about with certain as much as I'd love to spend the next thirty minutes exclusively. Honoring the memory of Shimmer there are some conversations I do. WanNa get into and I. WE WE ARE GONNA go into spoiler, so it's going to get there. I Will Get National Story Beats. I promise but I did want to talk about. The I think just jumping right into the structure of the story for me would be a really interesting place to start because Neil you and I spoke a little bit before the game came out, and we talked a bit about sort of how the structure of the game chain through development, and I was sort of curious. If you could both talk about you know primarily, we have this sort of to factor story of the first half, really focusing on Elliot's journey, and then the second half focusing on Abbey's journey mostly in Seattle, but a little bit Jackson. How how did that story flow evolve? As you began to crack the story in figure out what you wanted to both explore? Whatever we had this kind of concept of constructive story about empathy by seeing two sides of a conflict. We had the two sides, but they are kind of distribution was different. Initially, this game was going to be open world with several different hubs. And the original was going to be playing abby. Some back story on her and her friends attack. They get rescued by Joel and Tommy and get. A. Help into Jackson and you spent a while in Jackson doing missions before some critical point, or you would reveal who she is as you would be struggling with this choice and kill Joel in annual take on his Elliott going on this journey to Seattle become the second hub of trying to find all these people in them. Eventually Confront Abby. But then as we were putting the story together, just filled with with the game, we were trying to make historic trying to tell with characters. We had our disposal. It didn't make sense for it to be open, moral and those. Aspects felt like there to conflict, and that's when really around the time like Halley, came on and kind of talk high level about the goals of what we're trying to do. And then it became more wide linear with some kind of more open areas but where we try to get to the inciting incident much more quickly, which is the death of all, and then get on with the journey, and then some point midway through switch perspectives to show Abbey set store. I don't remember yeah funny. You brought back the open world thing I don't like all right. The first like three weeks of my time at naughty dog were just like. Can we make it open world and like trying to make that work, and then realizing how much it sort of. Screws with steaks and tension building, and so we. We moved off of that, but we really played with structure. I mean throughout the entire process, so yes, the game is currently divided between largely between I. Steph Ellie second-half Abbey, but. We entertained. Inter cutting. We entertained moving parts around the flashbacks of all move I mean. The living thing this game. Yeah! I can't imagine it being an open wells. I think you're right because it is. It's source structured in a way that every every resumes when you're in an open world game, you're constantly distracted by this. Because they distracted by this little fitch quest, catch, seven chickens or something, concert imagined that interrupting the story so ultimately pleased that you went in the direction that you winton. Is Is there any sort of part of me. That thinks Oh God okay. The loss of story could be told in an open world setting. Yes, and I think we. The design team actually came with a bunch of interesting. Aspects to play in the world in open world setting and adjust. All while those ideas were interesting and provocative, they didn't fit. The characters were playing. I don't WanNa get into specifics. Wherever use any of those ideas? But it just too many things one concert each other. We have to make some hard choices as far as what game game we WANNA make. As, you're saying that the beginning. It came down to this idea of seeing empathy and telling that from two different sides and obviously something to preserve stories spoilers in where the story would go, because it does really demand, be played, I feel. It started out as you know on a like a product facing way a story about revenge. Why did? Though at the end of the day, wanting to really get down to empathy in this world, be sort of the catalyst for your interest in the story. I think that was the emotional core of what we were after. In targeted through and trying to figure out what is conflict about it? It was really to show. How Simonis characters are and how much conflict and so much of this for myself, I think the team is inspired by real world events where you have sides of conflict, and you see how they often dehumanized the other side to justify atrocious behavior. and. We felt through game. Play the putting in the shoes of Elliot to get you to fee, also ask certain feelings and put you in the second half of the game and through empathy through. Seeing the consequences, not just what you've done, but like what you've taken away. From his people get you to reflect on it. And that was kind of like what we were always after. I cannot track of of of your question. I just curious sort of of the. Sort of. Subverting that expectation, because so many of us went in expecting a revenge story, but I do things that I've taken away the most that empathy and that love and that care. That's the thing which is like maybe to a fault. We tried so hard to protect the experience players experience. We've done with the first game. Right within the last one never revealed why you're transporting Elliot from one coast to another, and ultimately the game is about the unconditional love. A parent feels for their child, and the sacrifice did. Megan is a feel to talk about that head on who will be taken away with experiences so for here? The say a here's an experience about empathy. You would play the first half. and You keep waiting for the shoe to drop. Your House is going to reflect back so instead. We presented something much simpler and then let you see how complex it is when
New Movies Coming To Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu And HBO This Weekend
"If you have Amazon prime video there's a movie called mice bite which was just hitting theaters when covert nineteen hit this is an action comedy Dave Batista who's you know guardians of the galaxy you know that big giant former wrestler guy he's a CIA agent row he finds himself teamed up with the precocious nine year old so in other words should be making kindergarten cop now I have to tell you about this to think that this is actually this is a rite of passage for action star Jackie Chan had a movie like this the rock had a movie like this John Cena is had a movie like this at some point you gotta so you're lovable side and be charged with guarding little kids and then you learn about the soft side yourself this one is particularly horrible and one of the things we hate about this movie Rakan my spot is set primarily in Chicago they shot it in Toronto eight that and the worst moments in this movie is there's a chase that begins in wicker park okay the bad guy gets behind the wheel of a car with her party he's trying to get away from Dave Batista CIA agent now the C. I. A. tech person is in David she says here telling them where you know traveling this guy and the agents as one minute after this car leaves wicker park the agent says looks like he's heading to the Naperville area because Naperville has a giant airfield so wrong later five minutes later we're in phony Naperville where I kid you not there's a big you know action sequence where the plane on the runway is now dangling over what appears to be the Grand Canyon who knew that in Naperville there was an airport overlooking a giant canyon clearly green screen so I mean it's just been really poorly done it's too violent for the little kids and it's too stupid for the adults and a lot of parents thing all this might be fun have a fun action movie stay away from my spy that's too bad you're you're totally right about that right of passage because Arnold Schwarzenegger had to do that too right I mean it was like a garden shop yeah I mean everybody has to make sure that the kids have something to go watch in that in those movies were actually pretty good for kids you're saying this one's not this was terrible okay now I've got I've got the funniest movie of the summer Fauria probably so far it has the worst title of all time it's called Eurovision Song Contest the story of fire saga well the Eurovision Song Contest is an actual deal in Europe and has been since the rent if these in fact Salim young was discovered on that aba was first on the Eurovision Song Contest this is a parity with will Ferrell the king of the parity right and Rachel McAdams they play a couple of Icelandic singer songwriters he's Lars Eriksen she's cigarette original daughter and their Icelandic and they're dreaming of representing their home whether they do kind of like Viking game of thrones stamp rock songs so this is filled with all these big production numbers because then we meet the contestants from Greece and the grand the Russian the Russian contest is actually played by our friend Dan Stevens was Matthew Crawley on Downton abbey he plays a Russian oligarch who's also a ballad singer it's really really stupid and it's really really funny it's mostly excuse these big giant set pieces where they do these huge production numbers remember will Ferrell did a movie called blades of glory your hair well he does for you know that did for ice dancing with the stars for song competition so even though we don't know the Eurovision Song Contest here in the states we know about all the competition shows that this is basically get one singer from each country you know what it's all European countries they have a couple of other than the states they're not we're not eligible for the Eurovision Song Contest was there an SNL bit with will Ferrell that was similarly themed I I just don't know that there could have been it's it's clearly the kind of stuff that he just excels at when you see him in the big Viking outfit and looks like the blue eye shadow it's singing about Viking you know might biking protector this is the song from this will enrich McAdams by the was wonderful as well she can also be very funny the video and the song they do is so terrible that it's great because it looks just like when you see those kind of you know that's a big deal that kind of like that Viking will rock nonsense yeah there's my aunts were everybody everybody pretends like the rolling the slave ship which is really just unfortunate or the big Viking ship as it will be we kind of you know horrible music but really right prepared well it there's that old joke about Led Zeppelin thank you know I have the have the crap was about Vikings right and if the agency had no idea what they were saying about this the music was so great musicianship as of right but if you look back you're like what the hell of the talk was only in the middle of the song yeah they had they did they had references to the lord of the rings when it was just a yeah they were so ready this is really true okay and anything else this weekend it's yeah I want to tell people is a completely does shift in tone row but the there's a best selling book a called I'll be gone in the dark written by the late Michelle McNamara who was UP board result park went to California become a true crime writer Mary Patton Oswalt the famous comedian and actor and she wrote about one of the best true crime book sense in cold blood called I'll be gone in the dark about the search for the Golden State killer probably the least known to most prolific serial killer rapist of the last fifty years this is not a six part series about Michelle's book and also about the Golden State killer it starts on HBO on Sunday night if people if you're into that true crime genre you know talk about making a murderer people aren't so many of these other ones this is the podcast to get started this is brilliantly done and it's really a profile of Michelle McNamara and her marriage to Pat now as well because it's young obviously she had a lot of recording should podcasters video for a lot and she died while writing the book she died in her sleep partially because the stress of the book and and prescription drugs and under heart condition and they continued patent and some researchers continued and finished the book without her and then we get to know the story of this incredible monster who I will let people know was just arrested a couple of years ago and charged with all these crimes because guess what they got his DNA matched about fourteen of the crime scenes that that kept the updates from I'll be gone in the
A.O. Scott on the Work of Wallace Stegner
"Were some of those big questions that stagner wrestled with in his writing the segments such a fascinating writer for one thing, and I don't really get into into the peace, but he really spans generate. I don't think there are that. Many writers who cover quite the same amount of time as he does, so he he's born in nineteen o nine and grew up in various places around the western United States to Seattle Salt. Lake City not just the United States schedule on, but he started writing in the thirties is first. Four novels were published in the thirties and kept writing and kept going up until his death in. In nineteen ninety-three, the big novels that people tend to read the to that that are probably the most red angle of repose and crossing to safety are from the seventies and eighties. And he already had you know four or five decade career behind him. At that point, you know it's almost a cliche to think of him as a Western writer because he taught at Stanford for many years, he founded the creative writing program. At Stanford, the creative writing fellowships still bear his name there. A lot of his nonfiction is about the West about ecology about the settlement of the West. He wrote a really fascinating book in the forties called Mormon country about Utah Settlement Utah. Conflicts between Mormon and Non Mormon? Population and native Americans there, so the West is kind of his big theme, but it's always in opposition to the Western as we think been in movies or in popular Western literature sort of the mythology the west so. The whole idea of cowboys and railroad man. Rugged individualists, the whole myth of. Western expansion Western settlement something that he's always looking at from a very critical angle. When we think about this idea of like the great American writer and the Great American novel, which is probably all just a false notion, while the feels like in many people's minds like a terrible. Oh, that people know of Wallenstein. They, know the title usually angle of repose and crossing to safety both books that sold very well as in addition to being critical success says. But he's not one of those people that's on the curriculum. For example you said in your essay that he's the writer that you come across on shelves of books where you like you rent a cabin for the summer, and there are inevitably a copy or two of worn paperbacks of his novels, and and and that's the way I came across stagner. What is his reputation in the country? Did he get the recognition that he deserved I think in his lifetime. He was pretty well. We won or was a finalist for most of the major awards Pulitzer in the National Book Award, and he he was a very powerful and important figure in the world of creative writing. I mean the the the list of his students you know includes Berry. Edward Abbey Tillie Olsen Robert Stone Larry. mcmurtry Ken Casey so the people who pass through Stanford and were stagner fellows. There is part of legacy in American writing. Kind of off to the side of whether people are still reading his books, but but I think there is this interesting status where it's not that he's obscure, forgotten neglected, but he's feels a little bit. Marginal to me a little bit, maybe unassimilated.
Holding it Together When Things Fall Apart | Pema Chodron
"Our guest this week has seemingly been trying to prepare us for this pandemic for years through a series of very popular books with titles such as when things fall apart welcoming the unwelcome and the wisdom of no escape. But as you're about to hear Pem Trojan is anything but gloom even though the title sound a little gloomy like all the great meditation teachers. I've had the good fortune to encounter. She has a real lightness in a sense of humor about her. As you will hear that said notwithstanding her chipper demeanor she has worked really hard to point out to her readers and her many students that ground listeners and uncertainty are fundamental facts of life which are as we all know becoming increasingly salient in our current crisis. Pamacho her name as I said she was born deirdre Bloomfield in Connecticut. She lived a rather conventional life going to UC Berkeley becoming a schoolteacher. Having a pair of kids but after a rough divorce she found herself adrift. And during that time she discovered Tibetan Buddhism and ultimately shaved her head and became a nun. She's now in her mid eighties. She lives in rural Nova Scotia. Where she's the director of Gamco Abby and we connected with her via old school landline. So you'll hear that. In the audio we talked to her about a bunch of things including how to actually as she recommends and one of the aforementioned book titles how to actually welcome the unwelcome. We also discussed how to befriend your demons how to sympathize without being stupid how to lighten up in the face of fear and how to embrace chaos as and this is a quote here extremely good news so here we go hello This is Dan Harris Cohen. Hello this is Hammer Children. Nice to connected. You Nice to talk to you again. Are you in New York? I am in New York right in the heart. Oh Yeah Wow. That's a hard place to be right now. That is a statement of fact. It is a hard place to no question. How how are you? Situate US. Where where are you exactly? And and how are you? I'm I'm good. I'm very well as a healthy and good. I'm in Nova Scotia and Ahmed COMPO ABBEY. Which is very remote in a kind of a very natural setting on the ocean. Far North in Nova Scotia Cape Breton Island. And we've had to close to anyone coming in but the community if like we're as they say sheltering in place where all sheltering in place together and just doing what we were doing before you know so. But we're very aware of course heightened awareness of what's happening With virus and the amount of suffering and death so that's very strong but in terms of being healthy we are and in terms of you know being able to our life is not claustrophobic. I guess you could say that. So we feel fortunate that way. I'm glad to hear that you're relatively unaffected but I I also hear that you're saying that you can't help but be aware of the global situation. Oh yeah yeah very much so very much so I was. I was looking at some of your book. Titles just read them back to you but when things well welcome welcoming the unwelcome comfortable with certainty the wisdom of no escape. I was thinking. It's like you've been trying to prepare us for this for decades. That's true I it's true actually I Win My primary teacher Jokin trump. Oh I live. He taught a lot about difficult times. We'll be coming and you should be preparing yourself to be strong and resilient and compassionate so that when things are difficult. It's like rather than catch the flu. You'll be there to help people you know. So that made a big impression on me to train working with difficulty when it wasn't so intense you know and everybody had plenty of difficulty to work with but I was always thinking of of things getting worse. Globally yes so the book titles somewhat reflect that and encouragement to work work with your heart and mind so that you could be Sort of steady and Able to be of benefit in these times I suspect people listening to this earth thinking to themselves in all caps. How how do I welcome the unwelcome on? How do I come comfortable with uncertainty? How do you to your teacher? Has a quote. Chaos should be regarded as extremely good news. How do I do all that? Sounds great but what I do I do that. Yeah well I. It's like well now. I make a pitch for the books which filled with instruction you know so. The basic thing is to have a meditation practice in which you become increasingly self aware. You're able to self reflect and you're conscious of your own habitual patterns and your own tendencies toward fear or aggression or whatever it might be you know self aggression aggression towards others and then the teachings are about when you can acknowledge. What's happening with you? Then the teachings are don't make yourself bag you know. Don't turn this into some kind of enemy but cultivate a kind attitude towards your own virtual patterns and don't act them out but don't repress them but be there get to know their energy very well with Kind open heart and mind so even that sounds might sound good but then the question is well. How do you do that but you do it? By starting to meditate people have many different styles of meditation. But most Buddhist Meditation has a lot of similarity to it and it's all about a open acceptance of whatever arises without getting caught in good and bad thinking. So that's where you start you start with acknowledging what's happening with you and then the expression is always something like making friends with that or being friendly towards that or you know welcoming that. I try not to use language. That's too corny but nevertheless I I use it quite a bit of it in any case like embrace and some things like that so that's the basis and from that you begin to get in touch as time goes on. You begin to have confidence. Really that fundamentally you are good person and you have habitual patterns to work on. But you have the strength in you to do that. And then an takes a lot of patients and sense of humor. But you work with yourself that way and That doesn't maybe sound so in a linear way how that adds up to being able to be comfortable with uncertainty. But in fact that's where it leads you because you get comfortable with the unpleasantness or the fear producing quality of seeing yourself so clearly you know but then the idea is to make friends with that so then the other thing that always taught is that to the degree that you can be friendly to yourself you will be friendly towards others to the degree that you can make friends with yourself unconditionally. You'll be able to have an unconditional regard and openness to other people.
Mavericks & Legends: Eleanor of Aquitaine
"Legend was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Europe. During the Middle Ages known for her extraordinary beauty and brilliance. She was a leader who wielded significant influence over everything from art and literature to politics and the perception of women. She was queen of both France and England and built a long legacy through advantageous marriages for her many children. She was a role model for future. Female leaders please welcome. Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor was likely born in the year. Eleven twenty two to William the Tenth Duke of Aquitaine and his wife Elinor was the oldest of the couple's three children medieval aquitaine was a huge fiefdom located in the western central and southern areas of present France to the south of the Laura River. It was renowned for its wealth and influence and for being an enlightened capital of culture and. Learning Eleanor's father a lover of literature and the arts ensure that all of his children received the best cultural and academic educations available. Eleanor was fluent in multiple. Languages learnt math astronomy in history and was adept at sports such as Falconry and chess. When Eleanor was eight her mother and younger brother died seven years later. Eleven thirty seven her father died of dysentery. While on a pilgrimage. On his deathbed Williams last act was to do everything he could to protect. Eleanor and her inheritance of Aquitaine. He ordered his men to rush to the court of King. Louis the six the France to ask for protection for his daughter until a marriage could be arranged he also asks Louis to find an appropriate match. Louis was all too delighted to choose his own son. Louis the seventh were married a few months later. Eleanor and Louis. The seventh a match. She was renowned beauty and intellect well-versed in politics and well traveled. He was incredibly sheltered for an heir to the throne and was generally a quiet man for most of his life. Bluey was not the air and was never trained in the skills necessary to rule. It had been expected that he'd go into the Church so we spent most of his early life in monasteries. That changed when his older brothers suddenly died and Louis was thrust into the spotlight from the start. Their relationship. Louis was submissive. To and reliant upon eleanor when he accepted the task of leading the second crusade. Eleanor made it clear that she was coming along. It's not surprising given Louise Limited leadership skills and existent travel experience that the crusade was not a success. Eleanor is famously. Recorded by medieval historians treating the trip more as a big adventure than a serious endeavor brought more than three hundred ladies in waiting with an accompanying baggage train spanned miles still the same historians. Note that eleanor was a better leader and more respected than her Mika's even though the crusade was a series of misadventures eleanor managed to increase her social capital during the trip while Louis was continually marginalized by the time they reached. Antonio Louis was resentful of his wife. Eleanor asked for an annulment and Louis agreed ending their marriage upon their return to France and eleven fifty two weeks after ending her first marriage. Eleanor married Henry Duke of Normandy and Future King of England. The two ascended to the throne two years later in eleven fifty four it was a tempestuous marriage. Unlike her first husband Henry was not easily controlled by eleanor. The more she tried to control him the more he fought back by having affairs. He also disapproved eleanor surrounding herself with musicians and poets. Still Henry and eleanor did have eight children together. On whom eleanor focused. Most of her attention. She was well aware that she could eventually wield much more power through her children around eleven. Seventy Eleanor left her husband and moved back to her family home in. Potier taking her favorite son Richard and daughter Marie with her in eleven. Seventy three eleanor's oldest son Henry. The young king started a rebellion against his father. King Henry was soon joined by a number of his brothers. The rebellion lasted a year. And a half before it was finally crushed some believe that eleanor who had publicly supported her sons had actually instigated the revolt as a result. King Henry had eleanor imprisoned in eleven. Seventy four. Eleanor STAYED IN CAPTIVITY FOR SIXTEEN YEARS. Until Henry's death in eleven eighty nine. By then Eleanor's oldest son had died so her second oldest Richard the first known to history as Richard. The Lionheart ascended the throne. Eleanor was very close with Richard. Soon after taking the Throne Richard. One off to take part in the third crusade and left. Eleanor in charge. Though she'd been locked away for over a decade it took eleanor no time at all to get back in the swing if things. It wasn't long before she was signing documents and having others address her as eleanor. By the grace of God Queen of England Richard Eventually returned home from the crusade after being kidnapped in Jerusalem and ransomed his mother in eleven ninety nine. Richard was killed in battle while fighting. King Philip of France over territory. He was succeeded by his brother. John upon becoming King John Quickly signed a peace treaty with Philip with peace finally achieved. Eleanor MOVED TO FUND TO ROW. Abbey where she died in twelve o
"On this episode of five minutes in Church history. We are going on quite the journey. Let's explore five cathedrals in Europe ready. Well we'll start in Florence at the Santa Maria del Flora or the Duomo di Ferenza as Tian's would call it. This cathedral was started in twelve ninety six. It was finished in fourteen thirty six and one of the final structures that was put into place for this Cathedral. Was the famous dome. It was designed and built by Brunelleschi. Who had studied geometry and physics but for much of it by his own account. He relied on his own intuition. And well it worked The Dome was built in. It still lasts. It's made of brick. It has its white ribs in its terra cotta tiles and it serves as such a great backdrop for so many spy movies. So I'm sure you've seen it or the site of that Cathedral. There and Florence goes all the way back to a church that was likely dedicated in three ninety-three by none other than ambrose of Milan and that's the cathedral at Florence. Well let's keep moving. We'll go to Paris and to Notre Dame in two thousand nineteen. It was all over the news. Of course because of that fire it will take millions to rebuild and it will take many years to it as restored. It was first built back in eleven sixty three it epitomizes that ribbed vault and flying buttress style those cathedral structures that are so crucial. It was the site of a temple to Jupiter and the early Roman days and then it was a church and then it was a cathedral in seventeen ninety three. This is the time of the French Revolution. It was rededicated no longer as a church but as the cult of reason and all of the statues to marry were replaced and they were replaced by Statues Lady Liberty Well. It stood that way for many decades and then along came a novel. Victor Hugo's the hunchback of Notre Dame in eighteen thirty one and when that novelist published drew attention to the cathedral and its restoration so Paris. Well let's travel a little north and let's go up the Rhine River and let's go to Cologne. Germany and Statistics abound about this cathedral in Cologne. Germany are you ready? It is the tallest twin spires church in the world. It is the second tallest church in Europe and it is the third tallest church in the world. Those twin spires reached five hundred sixteen feet. Construction began in twelve sixty four. Here's a statistic for you. It has one hundred eighty five thousand square feet of space. This is a huge building. It was so huge that the allied bombers use those twin spires as a landmark further bombing raids during World War Two. The cathedral survived it. Took some hits but it survived in. It stood in a pile of rubble that was the city of Cologne. If you go there today you can climb all the way up to the top for viewing platform. If you're willing to climb five hundred and thirty three stone steps you can also hear. It's eleven massive bells. The largest of those bells weighs twenty four tons. Well let's cross the English Channel and we'll go over to London to Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey has a number of people buried in it and the number of people memorialized in it. Over three thousand people have plaques inside Westminster Abbey and many of them are actually buried there. Isaac Newton the poet Robert Browning kings and Queens and princesses and princes and of course inside Westminster Abbey in Jerusalem chamber in the sixteen forties. We have the writings of the Westminster standards. Well let's reach north a little bit. We've gone from Florence to Paris to Cologne to London. Let's go to Edinburgh to Saint Giles. Cathedral it dates back to eleven twenty four. But it's glorious. Moment came in the sixteenth century. It was the seat of the Scottish reformation in fifteen fifty nine. John Knox was installed as minister at Saint Giles. What a great story. What a great story. All of these cathedrals have to
Concerns over new mothers and babies during COVID-19
"They even though they've been classified as vulnerable group. Pregnant women have so far not shown themselves to be particularly vulnerable to the extremities of coveted non team. But there's no doubt that pregnancies and births around the world have been disrupted even in Australia. Pregnant women have missed out on important appointments and support services like mother's groups and birthing classes and for women who've been suspected or tested positive for the virus pregnancy and childbirth has been traumatic Catherine Gregory reports that maternal health experts are now looking at how to prevent any long lasting impacts. These pandemic could have on new mothers and their babies look. It wasn't sure she'd get to hear these miraculous. Sounds my waters break? I was thirty one weeks and six days so we came to the hospital. Thirty seven year olds spent the night Victorian Maternity Hospital by herself. Luckily I didn't gone to live within the next morning. I recall my husband and he left in a hurry but husband never got further than the hospitals front desk. You can't come into also and you need to get checked for carbon scandal. Has He was about to enter and found he had a favor. Sorry basically like a really sorry you husbands not going to be for the lie in ways to treat you like you have carbon sorry smashed up and secluded up. And that's when Abby Real nightmare began. She was facing childbirth alone. I'm by the side. A little bit of pioneer. That asked with some high relief and will live. You can't have guests now because you might have carbon then the stock transferred into special boosting room an isolated one by that stage. They checked me. I was now ten centimeters dilated and there was going to be our pain relief at all and now husband merciful person. Sorry I started freaking out a little bit and then came be pays Yoda me. We'd no drugs. I think I just Kinda ran into shock. Mars surreal experience. And because because you early doctors in the room whiting just standing there waiting to take him as soon as he was born only had thirty seconds with her newborn baby before nurses took him offer. Say I took them up to spatial. Katya and I was taken to isolation in the world so it's about three or four one of the midwives came in and she was almost in tears and I said I know you're GonNa Seiger's narrowing are it's we have the results yet. It's just I have to tell you the results come back positive until you've Corinthian Stralia. Since the pandemic began about half a dozen women who've been suspected tested positive for the virus have given birth in conditions similar to Abbey's it's brutal bought needs to protect doctors nurses and other patients from the virus overseas in countries with pandemic has been far worse the restrictions on more extreme lawyers and human rights advocates. In the United States a pushing the legally mandated. Birthing rights. Face ain't too many women even those that aren't sick. New York especially have been forced to give birth alarm and then separated from their baby here in Australia. Each Spain less of an issue hospitals have tried to ensure covered. Moms and Bob stay together but now as the virus appears to a Bite. Maternity experts a worried about the long term impacts of some of these measures. But it's really important that we don't intrude on oil impact on human rights. That are not necessarily going to be beneficial or even potentially harmful. That's Professor Hannah. Dolon from the School of Nursing Midwifery at Sydney University. Though I am concerned West some facilities are suggesting that the woman be accompanied by nobody not even have pa. We have had some concerning reports. Where Pediatricians Indiana technologists recommending in the case of cove in nineteen being a confirmed that the woman be separated from her baby And then there are some other things such as being excluded from water birth or not having it available at all in a hospital or not having guests in air. That are not necessarily based on strong evidence Jason's days reports are mainly coming from private hospitals. And she's heard of cases where partners aren't allowed in operating theatres for C. Sections even if there is no risk. The thing is while the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and gynecologists have issued guidance. The health practitioners. There's no standard approach across different hospitals. Health districts in states then needs to be some level of adherence particularly to the international guidelines. So one of the very concerning bits is where mothers and babies are separated when that strongly recommend that they have skin-to-skin all of the recommendations have come out saying that women should have a support person with her at. That's very concerning. When we see deviations I ask her about Abbie's experience I can tell you as a midwife hearing the Midwest speaking that they're the points we john heartbreaks. 'cause it's the last thing we want to do. All of us in on the planet at the moment with the best way forward. Sometimes we get it right.
'Let It Be' turns 50
"Want we would be playing the Beatles I mean today it was fifty years ago today may eighth nineteen seventy the Beatles released their last album there are those out there by the way I just want to mention so I mention who considered their worst album I'm not kidding because a lot of people you know a lot of us grew up with she loves you yeah yeah yeah I wanna hold your hand please please me and you know that boy and all that you know me you know all those types of songs right yeah a great great stuff and of course in the autumn of sixteen nine it was really the Beatles last album and that was the Abbey Road she let it be I had actually been cut earlier that year and they showed it so that's how bad you know goes the first one of the last one actually was Abbey
Time to Reset Your Health
"Hello and welcome to this week's show. I'm Janet Lewis and Dr Louis and we are here to bring you another exciting show about your health We are calling this when it's time to reset your health because as the country resets their clock and gets back to business and a new normal. It's time that we do the same thing with our health we've Been home many of us and not doing things that are real great for us There are many of you that have we're going to address that as well But there's a whole lot that's been maybe overeating overdrinking doing some things. That might not have been as conducive to your health as what it should be. Even our little dog gained a half a pound during it eating wrong thing so well. She's actually eating right thing. She just ate too much of it. Which is a possibility as well and so Dr List today is going to educate us about What happens to deliver whenever that kind of thing happens The you know the dangers of what drinking too much does to deliver how to get some of that back. We're GONNA talk about doing lab work. Which if the people out here are new. And they don't know about lab work now is the time to get started with finding out. What's going on with your lab will address. That will address. What's in the lab work that helps us to know whether your liver is having an issue and those of you that are needing to do lab work again. Maybe this will kind of prompt you into knowing it's time to get started and kind of getting a new lease on life. So Dr Lewis. Can you guide US and help us with this new normal and help us find our way back to hell or start our health walk? Yeah well I hope to You know first of all you have to know route from wrong Wrongs the fun. Yep Got US in trouble We're GONNA talk about all kinds of things and you know I have people that come in. Well I can't lose weight or this or this. The problem is they're focusing incorrectly. And it's really hard to sometimes get somebody to understand. It's really about your focus and where you're putting your energy Only when you see the wellness that you won't rather than illness that you have. Will you heal? It's really that simple. But that's not simple today The the fear weakens your immune system and we've seen many many examples of that so we're mostly Gio. Janet wanted talk about liver She didn't want to because we she was reading. An article says Drinking you know kind of decreases. Your mental function is like well battering now. I don't drink habe never have but Sometimes people have a better liver than others. And you know I learned when I was not paying a slow metabolize. Alcohol therefore can do much but some of the liver symptoms that you may not think about could be dizziness. Dry Skin barring feet Itchy skin blurred vision. Some people take labor stuff and say well. Yeah I don't know it's weird my Beijing's better Excessive hair falling out Skin Rashes Metallic taste exam for example. But you know liver gallbladder feeling queasy or headaches over the Is or after a high fat meal. You're having issues burping belching bloating WanNa throw up can be a liberal slash gall bladder and you know if you think you have a bad issue you should always see a GI doctor in tarnished. If you're stools get light colored or Greasy Green he to use laxatives all the time. It could be any to be a lot of other things but Livers really important and I say this about the liver and I said about the thyroid. It you know it's L. saying if mom ain't happy nobody happy The liberal functions about pretty high select. I think it's a court and a half of blood it filters per minute and that's a lot so it has to convert things conversion of Glucose And actually protein into fat It acts as a storage storage unit for vitamins minerals. Sugar aren't and other needed compounds. There's so many possibilities and pretty much Janet. I don't have any notes for the show so forgive me if I really go down the rabbit trails but I think maybe he's been drinking too much. I'm not really sure now. Just kidding not yet. I wish you know we're talking amount of Munich system too and we're GONNA get into that cows. Brian Ask something about what did I think was best You know one thing you have to do to build them in house. You have to reduce inflammatory triggers and that could be many different things you have to build a metabolic reserve and the reason I went. There is because I just told you that the liver is a storehouse for many of those things You have to maintain barrier function EMMYS. Gi Track those at have constant chronic diarrhea Or even constipation the Abbey S. thing Many have all sorts of food. Sensitivities Gluten is probably the biggest one dairies probably number two. It it's easier if you avoid or eliminate the antigens or are the things that you're sensitive or allergic to an you once I got up gluttonous like holy cow. I feel so much better. But you have to create a healthy microbiome and and it's very very important so I'm really proud. That Big John. Sort of encouraged me to make the Combo. Chico's it really does help and I take massive amount of our encapsulated probiotics. Janet puts a lot of work into you. Know getting the best and at the at the best cost too. There's many many many things that you can do So you have to think about the GI essentials the glutamate immunoglobulins which would be the FBI. The probiotics And I had a guy here yesterday. Real young happy guy at remodels houses and he says you know I went for two months hurts about. Couldn't even work and now I got on this to merit complex and one other thing I can't reverse it in Bronwyn. Yup Okay Karston Brine and then to Mary Complex he said. I don't hard it. All of vitamin D is very very important. So laborers very important One of the things you know with a drinking extra during this time in our livers being affected by The drinking a whole lot. You're actually at risk for a niacin deficiency which you'd never do think about Niacin but that's It's a very big conversion factor that turns into trip to fan so you need to Maybe increase your Nice in which we have nice and slow release so it doesn't give you that fleshed feeling helps lower cholesterol to And then the other thing and what you are doing because of the alcohol Steph is actually shrinking your brain to some degree and causing Alzheimer's Type Symptoms. But one of the things to help with that is called in a see it snack itself form of an Amino. Acid is another useful tool is actually known to reduce alcohol consumption and withdrawal symptoms in rodents and cut down cravings in humans. So don't be a rodent. They had a steady a people who averaged one drink a week. Or Binge Drink Zero point three days a month knack increase the likelihood of alcohol abstinence and reduced drinks per week and drinking days per week in a sees. Also a huge mucus thinner Which we always give to people for lung function because that helps them expelled. The Mucus And we carried here. It's called in a C. But it's very beneficial for brain function because it may decrease levels of oxidative damage by protecting might Akon drill function and in doing so reduce. Alzheimer's risk especially when you combine it with poet asset. Dr Lewis is big fan of lap. Oik ACID SO. I thought it was very interesting that you could actually have something the helps detoxify your liver help with your brain and help reduce cravings for wanting the alcoholic in the first place
Designing Downton Abbey, an Interview with Anna Mary Scott Robbins
"Can you take us through? What a typical design process for an episode might look like I mean how does one design a TV show? There's so many things to consider that there are a great many things and especially with dynamics. Such large ensemble cast you know you've got some twenty-five principal actors the Turin Day in day out. So it's the kind of huge logistical challenge and we filmed. So it's nine episodes. Who is eight episodes plus the Christmas special in each series? I did so. You're never really designing one episode. I start with and possibly a couple of weeks pratt on my own. Which would be my research. Volume would be wonderful and exciting and then slowly my team with those so. I have my assistant designers in supervisor. Starting the workroom would start and it would slowly build up to a very fast paced team of people working very hard to get ready for the first day of shoot but then carried through as you prepped ahead. So you'd be establishing costumes from episode one of prepping for episode two. So it was a a kind of plate. Spinning exercise has an empty pain one. I had Breaking them scripts and check those as you went up so that you were never call tights and things moved quickly with the way that when a script would be an issue too when we start filming. The wasn't a huge turnaround period. So it was pretty challenging but brilliant. I really did utilize the work. Climb may law from scratch and we use a lot of original pieces so I could see a lot of pressure myself to kind of use as much as I could. You know it's interesting because I'd costume design and working costumes American. I'm super curious. Kind of the difference. how departments are organized in the UK. But do you start by so you get the script. Do you kind of have a trajectory already about where the seasons going. Yes I think. We had two treatment that gave us a a rough breakdown of fought. Might be in store and it's crypts. Were kind of rolled out as we went. I think we filmed two episodes together. So you would do one in two three and four or five and six so that locations wise it made a bit more sense and so you did have a have an overview but when you break down the scripts no beat so many specific requirements each script that were controlled hugely by what they were doing at the time if they were having you know whatever conversation and thing that happened within the script the costumes were dictated by what time of day it was to vent. They were taking in because there were so many rules of dress it for adhered to at that time so and designing such a collaborative process to right. So you're collaborating you have those initial meetings with the director and you guys kind of agree on expectations for that episode or whatnot. But then you're also collaborating with other departments right yes absolutely I mean. My Job's very collaborative. The initial conversations are with my producers. Who showed run that The the show as it were alongside the director. I work closely with an Donna which the production designer net. Colin's the hair makeup designer cinematographer director of photography. I would work closely. With in terms of lighting and grading you know how the fabrics were going to behave in front of the camera. So you're looking at bigger costumes. Wouldn't the world that going to inhabit? An? How am I going to work with other against that set? So there's lots of different considerations when you're working out will each person wavered never nice Latian. They're always working within a multi factor affecting and. Can you tell us a little bit? About how your department structured? How many costumers and Taylor's cutter fitters How many people worked in just in the costume department on any given episode a bit? Tricky to think BECCA beaten as being five or six years and play started and then gone on to design the film and the film was a bit bigger. And so my. My memory of the television series has faded. Essentially it was. It was a a forward croom on the series. I had one better and to food makers and to train me. I would grasped in addiction seemed to sit and I needed to. I had a supervisor and an assistant designer and then I had my onset team or droop manager and two or three Standbys Department of two so it was a smaller department in the film which then increased across the
Adam Greenwood and Dr. Arlene Astell discuss alleviating loneliness in care homes
"So we'll get started here The audience wants to know what we're talking about today so I'm going to give each of your chance to describe the product and say this is what we're doing. This is the advent of it and this is why it matters so adam go ahead started for us last year when I watched a tedtalk. Khuda what makes a good life by Robert Loading and he said a Hob- professor and he was talking about the Harvard Study of Adult Development I'm sure you guys are aware of it. Seventy five years seven hundred plus men and then about two thousand that children where they were looking at the work the hung life and the health people from lots of different socio economic backgrounds For for an unprecedented length of time and the. I suppose what the amazing results were that it wasn't about upbringing. It wasn't about health or money. It's good relationships. Good relationships keep us happier and healthier Social connections all good for us and ultimately loneliness kills and I was doing some research And I came across a piece by a UK charity Kool aid UK and they said that around half a million older people. So that's sixty five plus you can go as long as a week without speaking to another person We as an agency is digital digital agency have been looking at ways that we could use voice. Tech- Lots of different Scenarios over the last two years and this is something that I felt really stormy about And so we wanted to find out if we could use voice tech- to help to tackle the problem of loneliness. In order people excellent Arlene so my interest in this has come from working with older people and trying to get technology into their hands to make lives better The this many existing off the shelf devices and APPs we can download really have functions that can benefit people but often the pros has tried to connect people with the technology trying to find the people who will benefit has being challenging particularly came to us with some work. A few years ago is set to pay 'em a network of Ph D. students who are looking at Health and wellbeing in later life. And how technology could help and one of them was very interested to work with the the people who are really hard to reach people who are lonely. The people who are isolated who may be not having contact with services but sitting in their own homes with Shrinking social network shrinking an ability to to make contact to make new contacts. And how could we stop to to look at where they emerging technologies could could assist them and particularly things like Anything would make new social connections so I was up to see delighted to To be connected with with Adam and Greenwood Campbell when they wanted to start looking at putting boys technology to to tackle loneliness excellent. So what is the product do? And how do you deploy it? And what's been the response what we wanted to do with this study. First of all was just find out if the if the acts of talking to voice assistance would help in in tackling learning us so what we did is So we've been working with an organization called Abbey Failed. I'm here in the UK they They have a bow About four hundred retirement living homes around you can't about seven thousand residents so We all stem if we'd introduce Alexis Google assistance into some of the residents rooms so that we could start to do some qualities studies about the Their effects on loneliness. And that's that's when we start to work with Arlene to help us to try and understand initially how to gauge loneliness in order to people And then often the study we could find out if it made any Tackled it in any way
"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
"Oh I guess this is the time I had become a Downton Abbey Fan. You'll have views. Yes you'll have repeat view. I would in a heartbeat. You didn't even want to show me what the season one so I could catch up on. All the names really quickly but the second I have free time. I'm going to go back and burn through the rest of the season because I really enjoyed enjoyed it. I know we were talking a little bit about this at the beginning of the show and just because just about every movie talk panelists has weighed in at this point. I do want to ask you guys. Joker is in theaters in in two weekends now. So how high do you think that box office number is going to climb at the most recent projections had it at about eighty two million dollars. Two million. I think is going one hundred million. I really believe it okay. I believe just because this is one of those movies that you have fans who want a spike critics and stuff like that who will go see it just because of that and seeing multiple times it looked for. I'm guarantee and joker does at least one hundred million. I don't necessarily think that's going to be the reason I think there's just like an incredible amount of interest out there but I guess a big part of it. I think usually when some when like Roka has like a really high boxall. I'm like no that's never happened to jump out the window with box office for Fifty Years Edward. We'll ask him off. One hundred does sound like racist. Jokes does underbelly all right. Do you think one hundred is just off the charts one hundred it is doable for joke. I mean for a lot of the same reasons you guys said it also had like really great buzz coming out of the festival the festival's so you know the kind of people who care about festival buzzer also going to turn out for that also it just it just seems like there's a lot of conversation about it and also when we were just talking about what other films are kind of the at at the top of the box office right now and I feel like there's there's still there's room in there for joker to come. You know it's like it's not a it's not a time of year where like the market for that kind of movies super crowded joker might also benefit from the lack of horror movies in October which I find extremely disappointing right here. There's there's not really there's not really I mean you know. Har- in terms of a gunning for like the you know the midnight crowd type thing. It's like we to have the addams family animated movie when I heard it was I heard addams family. Why are we seeing the trail and then I saw the trailer found it was animated. I didn't know it was going to be an animated movie. I I was like I feel kind of seated like I wanted another live. Actually I wanted to see what you can do that. For now. This is day but also the fact like I remember the time when we were getting in paranormal activity and saw movies every October yeah and you knew like this is what October was you. Were getting something like that on October. We had Halloween and we last October we had Halloween and so now this is over. We don't really have that but then next year I think we get to is the next Halloween kills so we get that next year and then we'll start getting that bill bag but it's kind of weird this year. You don't have that but you can. Kinda Count Malefic Ish. I don't know Ludi type stringent things right now but we also we've got Zombie land to which I guess. It's an action comedy but it's got zombies. I don't I'm more a horror movie. That's true but the only the only horror movie that I see on this list right here is really countdown the S. T. X. release switch. I know next to nothing about so. It's hard to be hyped for the movie. That's coming out the weekend before Halloween existed did that at all. I know the teaser poster I think is all we have right now. I don't know anything about said films so I won't Speak S. T. X. is having a pretty solid year given the the fact that they just released hustlers so hopefully they'll start to like pump out some real promos right now to get people excited because they don't really have all that much competition. I WanNa see them do something with it. I mean let me know what this movie actually a horror movie please. What's the countdown for. I wonder what the countdown it's like. They had time to look when we jump into the next. The topic will try to look up for you but we do have to move on to our netflix conversation. We talk about Netflix streaming services versus traditional studios all the time now it looks like Netflix introducing something that could be a major game changer for the streaming service to take a step closer to what the big movie studios do as far as giving the actors and filmmakers behind their biggest successes some actual bonuses after the movies come out as we said in the call sheets earlier what day traditionally do is they do something upfront because as we all well know. Netflix doesn't have box office receipts so they can't reward them with that money after the fact now they they are exploring options to give folks bonuses for movies that are super successful on their platform though so you hear this update to Netflix his plan. Do you think think this is a good idea for them. I mean it makes sense to me like I. It's it's a way to compete with well. I think that's has tripping around today. I think Netflix has explicitly said that. This is their way of competing with you know lake. They can't give people back and deals and things like that so it makes sense. It makes me wonder though what what this is going to mean for us. Not I'm not a Netflix filmmaker but like I WANNA know or we're going to get viewership number now. Does is this shh signaling a shift toward greater transparency on their parts. I want that so so badly not even necessarily to like it will never play into the box office prediction game because it's it just it's comparing apples and oranges but like I just want to know because how many times recently have we covered bird box got X. amount of million views but we don't don't really know what that means because we have nothing to compare it to which is frustrating and you know it could make what is truly a big big success less meaningful. I think is going to do that. Give hopefully start giving out the numbers like you're GonNa have to have a go. Wherever you can't just say it had fifty six million streams okay so something else may have had a hundred million streams and you're not talking. It is just because you're promoting this one. Also I think this is to lure in more big directors I think they weren't they want to try to get these big name. Directors come and they've had a few that aren't like of the big big names but now it's like. Hey we're giving bonuses to bring your work to our platform. You're so used to go into the studios who are giving you back in deal so they can say hey come with us. I mean you got ebeneezer native produce when they see us but you give people like her to direct a film for you and you start doing that. That's what they're trying to do as well. They're trying to make sure hey we're an an actual movie studio in all aspects. So what do you think these bonuses are going to be based on. Because this article I was reading on Bloomberg suggested to things things like a prestige film might have bigger rewards if it wins awards like let's say with when they see us winning some emmys then there's also things that you can compare it to the big blockbuster movies that hit theaters if it has the widest possible viewership. That's a reason to reward movie. Is there anything beyond that they could be doing. You mean like other metrics that we think that they should be using yeah. I don't know subscription increases because of certain projects see that's the that's the the thing that I want data on because I I can't fully wrap my head around what is best for net flicks as an overall platform. It's like should I be wowed by the view number or is it more about increasing subscriptions. Whatever release yeah because everybody there are a lot of people we talked about this before. Pairing people were sharing netflix accounts that that happens it. Just it is what it is ladies and gentlemen. Please don't dumbly like that has happened. It does happen but now you need to figure out how many people are getting their own accounts to wash these products these projects they're putting out that's what they need to show. That would should be one of the biggest incentives like hey so last month. We had hypothetically fifty six million subscribers now now. After this project released we now have sixty six million. You know something along those lines this way they can have that bar to use that I think though that it would be difficult to know for certain certain like Oh people signed on because of this new specific new movie or the specific new show I think the other part of it though is just trying to retain his subscribers you have especially at a time when everyone is launching their own streaming service. You have like a dozen options that you could do that aren't net flicks so now they need to now. I think that this seems to me like maybe it's a way way to keep to make sure that subscribers feel like they have to continue having netflix account like you know if there's a movie that has huge viewership numbers and all your friends have seen it then you need a netflix account or have access to feel like you're still part of the conversation didn't like know what other people are talking about. If it's like an awards thing that like you know then everyone's talking about that you're gonna I needed. Keep up with that so I think I think especially at a time when everyone when all the streaming services are splitting up kind of the bigger hits like you keep hearing about like how Seinfeld Elizabeth bouncing around from service to service having you know giving people an incentive to make sure that these movies aren't just peeling audience but like a really broad portion portion of their subscriber base could be helpful for getting back to something j just brought up with the password sharing thing. I'd surprised we never discussed this that much when we were discussing that topic movie talk but do you think there's a way that Netflix could change their platform to encourage people not to password share something. It's like I know at this point you kind of different profiles miles but is there any feature they can introduce that makes net flicks like a must subscribe for the individual. That seems like you know the puzzle to solve trying to do now with a lot of their original content. If you look at all the documentaries they're doing those applauded different type of individuals because of the different things they cover their individual their new either original TV shows original movies. That's their way of trying to do. I don't think anything else they can do. It's like this. This is a terrible idea. It wouldn't work but I was almost thinking you know not necessarily like chat function or a message board type thing but something that something that would make your account your own you would need to have access solely to that flake for you to have the fullest possible experience because they wouldn't would that not be need the game changer for them especially with all the competition coming up with Disney plus and everything else whoever cracks that the solves that puzzle could maybe get a like up already have a cap on how many simultaneous yes four so. I think that that's probably the best way to do. It is just to be like you can only have one one creative solution but it makes a ton of sense. That is what they're doing something else that makes it so that you cannot share an account with like eight people if you you guys are all heavy Netflix. You guys have to get more than one so especially like if you have a chat or message board function is somebody respond to that was the worst I put you guys down the path of the kind of functionality I was thinking turnover rate the rewards pro and APPs habits watch x amount of movies by this particular filmmaker. I don't know you get the DNA badge or something like that..
"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 Fresh Air
"On television and Justin Chang reviews the new film Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt Downton Abbey the feature film based on the masterpiece series that ran on PBS for six seasons seasons opens today in theaters much of the cast returns in the movie for a plot set in motion by the visit of King George V to Downton in this scene conflicts inflicts emerge as servants at Denton or talking about preparations from the royals with the Kings page who's part of the royals advanced team so my mates and I will not not be involved in the preparations you mean during this day you'll be the Butler and excuse me I am not Butler. I'm the kings page of the Baxter us so our staff has nothing to do. I'm sure they can be useful but how can they eat and get dressed at Rabi Castle. If the chef and the on the mayoral here we have two of each the principal valid in the principal dresser will arrive in advance of their Majesties who bring an Equerry lady-in-waiting to detectives to show the other chef goes from Rabi to Harwood four footmen with him and the other four come here do all understand me today will listen to an interview I recorded with Maggie Smith who regularly stole scenes in the Downton Abbey series as as the Dowager Countess and returned to the role in the movie but I will hear from Julian fellowes the screenwriter of the film and the creator of the series fellows. This is an actor as well as a writer and much of his writing has dealt with class distinctions and how they affect human relationships he grew up the son of a diplomat with an aristocratic background ground and he has a title himself Lord Fellowes of West Stafford his screenplay for the two thousand and one Robert Altman Film Gosford Park won an Oscar. I spoke to Julian Fellowes in twenty thirteen. Julian fellowes Lord fellowes welcome to fresh air and it's nice to be here you know a lot of your writing both for television and film and your novel involves distinctions of Social Class no that you grew up the son of a diplomat with an aristocratic heritage. I believed Steve. Did you have servants growing up. Now I mean I think my background is much more ordinary than the newspapers of made it I mean you know we we we have people who came in and did some cleaning but I mean who. D- plenty of other people have that I think in a way why became quite aware of classes a kind kind of live defining issue is because my parents came from different backgrounds. My father's was grander than my mother's and and so my mother had to sort of put up with the disapproval of my fathers relations and I suppose from that grew a kind of interest in in a way the unfairness of class the fact that it is so arbitrary and its selection and you know so so nothing to do with merit and yet it shapes alive and and creates entitlement and all sorts of other factors that that Oh you know have a long-term effect on us one of the things that makes Downton Great and Gosford Park which is a movie I really love is the intimate look at the servants the life downstairs. Where did you become so acquainted with their lives and customs and rules? You know I was lucky. In one way I mean I was Oh kind of one hundred and fifty years old and so when I was young I still had great aunts and that kind of thing who had lived to a degree that life before the first World War I mean my eldest great aunt who is really the model for Violet Grantham was born in eighteen eighty you know and she was presented in eighteen ninety eight and married before the first war and all of that and I knew Bevaqua she died when I was twenty one so I was able to hear a lot of this stuff I and where I was tremendously lucky is. I was interested when I was young one of the problems we you know when you don't get interested in things until uh-huh much older is a lot of people are dead and because I was interested as a teenager there were still many members of the family who could talk about what life had been before the first and second wars and union. I was very glad to hear it well. Let's talk about Downton. Abbey and I wanted to play a clip from season one. this is a moment at a table in the kitchen downstairs where the servants are all having tea and we hear one of them's. O'Brien who's played by Sharon Finneran disparaging urging Matthew Crawley. He's a cousin of the master of the House who's arrived on the scene and may inherit Downton the whole place will hear shuffling of furniture whereas the servants spring to their feet because lady Grantham who's played by Elizabeth McGovern suddenly showed up in the kitchen and has overheard Miss O'Brien her own lady's maid talking Talking Down Matthew Crawley. She rebukes Miss O'Brien and this leads to an interesting exchange after that among the servants. Let's listen. I'm sorry I have stemmed. It's interesting something episodes and if anyone thinks I'm going to pull my phone can kurt it to this. Mr Nobody from Nowhere Brad Discussing Mr Cruelly yes melody is at your place to do so I've got my opinions melody and the body. Can I help you leadership. This is the button limousine from an evening co-defendant lying on the gravel but I was shocked at the talk. I heard as I came in. Mr Crawley is his lordships cousin and heir. You will therefore please according to the respect. He's entitled title to but you don't like him yourself. Milady never wanted him to go sailing perilously close to the window Brian. If we're to be friends you will not speaking that way again about the Crawley's or any member of Lord Grantham family. Now I'm going to rest wake me at the dressing gown.
"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
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"abbey" Discussed on WIMS AM 1420
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"abbey" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
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