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Al Roker says he is 'relieved' his prostate cancer surgery is done and is recovering back home
"Out broker is home after having his prostate surgery he is doing well back home. Thanked all. The doctors thanked everybody for all of the care that he had. For his surgery last week, he's posted pictures of himself. In the hospital. But he says, you know, the good news is is that we caught The prostate cancer early, So you know, right now that the surgery's over, he is resting at home. Good to hear that, Um, let's talk about
Al Roker to take time off work to battle prostate cancer
"Morning show. Personalities is facing a health battle Lance. Surprising US Phase West Coast Bureau, NBC weatherman L. Rooker on the Today show Friday revealed he has cancer. Turns out I have prostate cancer on ditz. Good news. Bad news. Kind of thing and good news is we caught it early. Not great news is that it's a little aggressive, So I'm going to be taking some time off to take care of this. The 66 year old wanted to
Al Roker to take time off work to battle prostate cancer
"Roker has revealed he has prostate cancer broker says he's going to take some time off work and have his prostate surgically removed next week. Broker says the cancer is somewhat aggressive, but he caught it early. Johnny Depp has been
Al Roker Reveals He Has Prostate Cancer
"Has shared some scary personal medical news. He's been diagnosed with prostate cancer. But he's taking aggressive steps to beat it
NBC News’ Al Roker announces prostate cancer diagnosis
"From the Today show has announced that he has a prostate cancer now just came through a few minutes ago. Said he had done a routine checkup. The prostate specific auntie gin levels that they check were at a very, very high level, so they did a biopsy and memory. Confirm the diagnosis. He does have prostate cancer. They did catch it early, but it is an aggressive form of prostate cancer. So hopefully he he says, I don't want anyone feeling sorry for me. I'm going to be okay. Is going to be off the today show for a little while. And
"al roker" Discussed on Good Life Project
"A book. And so my first book was don't make me stop this car ventures in order. And and she was home look at you. You're a writer. and thirteen books later here I am. A but. I think. It kind of my writing almost. Mirrors where I feel like I, am in my life an fatherhood, a young father. Father. I was really getting into cooking I wrote a cookbook in. I've always loved murder mysteries and so I. decided to write a murder mystery and just you just go and and I. I just thought right now. I think there's a lot of negativity out there. And I wanted to write something that people could read feel positive about and maybe glean something out and so that's why this came up. but. I. I. I don't know that I was intentionally trying to scratch an Itch, but I do enjoy it I enjoy the process I like words and and I like. I worked with a woman named all of tally. Let me organize all these thoughts. And I liked the collaborative process I like. I like everything you know. I got a kindle years ago and I stopped using it I like the physicality of a book. And I love technology don't don't don't get me wrong I love it but I really have been moving more and more back into the analog. And this book kind of takes me from again you know starting out in. High School College and and taking me now and he goes from the analog to the digital but I'm trying to get back. But the the title you look so much better in person is is one of those things. That kinda came through organically. It's something net is said to me at least once a day when I go out to the plaza shake hands I mean obviously we're not doing it but somebody will say. Oh. My Gosh. You look so much better in person and I want to say you know that's really not a compliment. When you break it I know they meant it as such but given that I make my living on TV. You know it. It really is looking better in person isn't really high praise indeed, it would be as if somebody said to you. Oh my gosh you sound so much better in person because when because the inferences on these podcasts, it's like fingers on a chalkboard but here not so bad that love it. Feels like a good place for us to come full circle as well. So we're sitting in here in this remote container bid life project if I offer up the phrase to live a good life what comes up. Family and friends. Especially Chamblee. That When everything goes wrong. You still have those people. That your life. And their lives have crossed together and. You could still have a good life, but it wasn't would be as good without them. Thank you. Thank you so much for listening and thanks also to our fantastic sponsors who helped make this show possible. You can check them out in the links we have included in today's show notes, and while you're added.
"al roker" Discussed on Good Life Project
"The irony is I. The New York six months later Monday through Friday weather man the legend Frank. Field. Left to go to Channel Two I worked for eight weeks in a row with two days off, and then I was given his job. And if I had stayed in playland. Go if somebody else slides in there and probably take keeps that job for years and years and other sliding doors. Yeah and also I mean then there was the evening news team in New York on NBC then that was like Sue Simmons that was Jack Halford Chuck, Scarborough Peel, and strip a frank legendary. See how Katie Kelly Barve Albert Len Berman Sal Marchiano Anna anirban Carol Jenkins I mean it's a WHO's who Gabe pressman Ralph Penza I mean. These are all people I grew up watching. You know I mean not not sues much a but as soon chuck Reggie. So you know it was one of those and the irony is. Interesting. But I subscribed to New York magazine when I was living in Clinton. And I remember going out. To my tree long and getting my mail. And their cover is a picture of live at five team and the headline says the hottest show on TV. and. I remember thinking. I will never be part of something that day. And then. A year later I was. Yeah. that. You end up sliding and really fast. It's kind of trial by fire on you get there and that also pretty pretty quickly leads to you kind of tagging in for the today show right on a filling in here and I've been there for years and then started writing injure Willard. And then was it ninety, five, ninety, six, ninety, seven when you're fulltime onto. Ninety five in eighty, seven, I started doing the Sunday today show and so I'm doing the five six and eleven Monday through Friday then Sunday today show and then I switched over to Saturdays and then but filling in for Willard more and more and then in ninety five. In a Willard again, the generosity of an alley affected my life he said he can't imagine he said, look. I'M GONNA telemit's Tantrum Mita. skedaddle a little bit I'm GonNa Kinda semi retire. I'm telling him you should get the job and he goes I I can see the writing on the wall, but I can make I think I make a better deal if I you know voluntarily step away. and. He does. And I get the job. And that was one of those. I can't believe this I just never thought anything like that. What happened? And that was. You've been there ever since I mean. There's an interesting inflection also that I'm curious about which is over time you start to expand what you're doing doing right. So you're doing more stories and you're doing interviews and there's more journalism that's coming into what you're doing, I'm curious. was that in an intentional thing from you was at just Ganic process and? I'm curious about that. You know it it. It was not an organic. It wasn't organic causes I'd like to say that it was may but I'm not that good. But I've been very fortunate throughout my career that I've always done more than just the weather. I've had this hunger to do. and. So when I worked in Syracuse I did feature reporting when I was it CLEVELAND, same Cleveland, and in Washington I tried to do other things just because I like doing stuff and you know my. Respective stations were happy that somebody. Raised their hand and do more stout. So. It just kind of happened. And I did really plan it but as you mentioned earlier. By From Caribbean routes, we all tend to like I have assign us or do more than one thing and my job was I thought to make myself as indispensable as possible. That I was value at it. and. So I always like doing other thing. which also? Speaks to you starting your own company, right. So you end up starting Al Roker Entertainment, which ends up if it becoming a full fledged media company production doing your own shows producing branded entertainment for others documentary, style stuff do that start at us or like a smaller side hustle. Let me see what happens that intentional to to start your own major no, it wasn't it was. But I as I said, I always wanted to be a producer I didn't want to be on air and in like ninety four, a former. Station manager at W. NBC was running the Food Network and she tapped me said, could I you know she knew how much I love food and she said, would you like to do a couple of specials for serve did a couple and they did well as we do another couple of okay. Then they said we'd like you to eight more and in the process I thought. I. I mean I saw what the process was. I think. I could do this. and so I act to produce the myself and. She said yes. And after the first couple I looked and I thought, well, you know we're going outside to a production house to edit these things I could buy an avid production editing unit and by the. End of the. End of the series I owned my own unit I mean it would more than pay for itself. So. That's how it kind of started and we started we did another series for them and then started doing other things. All of a sudden. And what's interesting is how? You. It's almost like the business has. Gone back to the future in that when I first started in television. It was. At. Least Syracuse. It was a one what they call a one man band. They. Shot. Did the did the audio? And with edit. I would edit film. And then you get we got to I got to Washington and they had three person crews and eventually that went down to to like there was a lighting person and I got to New York City same thing three person crew down to to. Getting to the point where it's one person crews again or or you're doing it yourself and it it might production life. You know we started out in one room plays and then we kind of expanded and then all of a sudden with the GIG economy and everything all of a sudden we. We and being able to edit on laptops, and now we're in a we work you know in a smaller space we don't need the big footprint. We don't need myriad numbers of edit rooms so. Technology. Has Away, I mean advances you but it kind of brings you back. Yeah I. Mean. It's interesting how that into what's happening over the last three four months right now it feels like. Because, so many people were forced out of the studios and out whatever offices they were in, and while there was this, you know in on an individual level, we've all become our own camera people on our own. Still, you know when you think about broadcast media, it wasn't really going there but now. It feels like circumstance has forced an acceleration. Of Every every conceivable element of broadcast level production. It's SORTA like it created a reimagining, where like what can we do? What are we actually capable of doing with a fully distributed oftentimes home based on location based crew or person or setup and I wonder if this will go back and and if so like what will it look like? How will it be changed? Yeah, I don't know we talk about that. All the time people are accepting this now because they know intrinsically, this is how it has to be. And but as we hopefully in the not so distant future out of this. I think if given a choice between.
"al roker" Discussed on Good Life Project
"It sounds like your jam when you're young younger also was <hes> drawing with or being cartoonist that was the the thing that was calling. . Yeah I I <hes> I loved animated cartoons. . I love comics. . By Green job was to be an animator for Walt Disney. . Ed I really wanted to a lot of the Golden Age Comic Book Artist went to New York School of graphic art design public. . School. . And I thought, , okay. . I'M GONNA go there for high school and my parents have no, , you're not. . You're not going to go to school to draw comics <hes>. . You can do that at home and I got a scholarship to Xavier high-school, , which was a a Jesuit military school on Sixteenth Street and I thought my life was over 'cause back the you know I was. . Okay whatever my parents said I did yet so. . I thought that. . That would be it but later on in life I, , was able to work. . Cartoon animation stuff into some computer work that I did you know for doing the weather but you know everything happens for a reason because of that going to Xavier High School, , we had a closed circuit. . Television, , station where we did the news in the morning and that got me interested in TV otherwise not quite sure what I would have done. . Yeah. I . mean I I, know , <hes>. . Unite share another parallel, which , is both AV crew nerds. . There you go. . Yeah I mean and that was the thing. . I mean it was it was sad. . Really Looking back in it that we thought we were cool and we were the antithesis of cool here we are wheeling around projectors and slide units and tape recorders on a rolling cart you know. . We thought we were in I. . Mean we had our little gang's on you know a it was I was in perhaps every uncool activity in highschool again because it was a military I was on the Supply Corps where we supplied the uniforms and and <hes> rifles and things like that I I was on newspaper I was in a yearbook May. . Everything that said. . I mean thankfully, it , was an all boys school other I mean because there was no way I was going to get dates anyway. . So You know at least I had an excuse. . Wow there. . No girls here at school so Yeah. . I mean. But . it does sound like there was for shadowing there. . Right because then you end up at us, , we go really focused. . Communications when you were there was more radio and TV. . Radio. . TV. . there. . was. . The only communications was he'd call somebody and say, , Hey, , look go out for beer but. . <hes> yeah it was. . It was interesting in that <hes> you know along the way and I for a lot of us, , there's somebody. . Who? ? Makes a decision that changes your life. . Could be for good or for bad. . For me. . It was a <hes>, , Lu. . Dr Liu O'Donnell. . Who was department chairman at that time but he was also Mr Trolley on the magic toy shop which was a local kid show on the CBS station and we all make fun of it because he had like a trolley head cow catcher on his beard we joke and you can go ahead laugh. . But that freaking trolley put my kids through college. . But Anyway, , I guess the news director there said Hey we're we're starting up a laden a full complement of newscasts on the weekend out. So . we need to have a weather person because I put up until they had one person do everything on the weekends what the Anchorman read the news read the sports so My my department chairman put me up for the job I I did a tape at school <hes>. . He took it down. . And I got the job. . If he had decided Oh have outlets have roker do the the audition. . I don't know what I'd be doing today. . Yeah
Al Roker | Weathering Life
"It sounds like your jam when you're young younger also was drawing with or being cartoonist that was the the thing that was calling. Yeah I I I loved animated cartoons. I love comics. By Green job was to be an animator for Walt Disney. Ed I really wanted to a lot of the Golden Age Comic Book Artist went to New York School of graphic art design public. School. And I thought, okay. I'M GONNA go there for high school and my parents have no, you're not. You're not going to go to school to draw comics You can do that at home and I got a scholarship to Xavier high-school, which was a a Jesuit military school on Sixteenth Street and I thought my life was over 'cause back the you know I was. Okay whatever my parents said I did yet so. I thought that. That would be it but later on in life I, was able to work. Cartoon animation stuff into some computer work that I did you know for doing the weather but you know everything happens for a reason because of that going to Xavier High School, we had a closed circuit. Television, station where we did the news in the morning and that got me interested in TV otherwise not quite sure what I would have done. Yeah. I mean I I, know Unite share another parallel, which is both AV crew nerds. There you go. Yeah I mean and that was the thing. I mean it was it was sad. Really Looking back in it that we thought we were cool and we were the antithesis of cool here we are wheeling around projectors and slide units and tape recorders on a rolling cart you know. We thought we were in I. Mean we had our little gang's on you know a it was I was in perhaps every uncool activity in highschool again because it was a military I was on the Supply Corps where we supplied the uniforms and and rifles and things like that I I was on newspaper I was in a yearbook May. Everything that said. I mean thankfully, it was an all boys school other I mean because there was no way I was going to get dates anyway. So You know at least I had an excuse. Wow there. No girls here at school so Yeah. I mean. But it does sound like there was for shadowing there. Right because then you end up at us, we go really focused. Communications when you were there was more radio and TV. Radio. TV. there. was. The only communications was he'd call somebody and say, Hey, look go out for beer but. yeah it was. It was interesting in that you know along the way and I for a lot of us, there's somebody. Who? Makes a decision that changes your life. Could be for good or for bad. For me. It was a Lu. Dr Liu O'Donnell. Who was department chairman at that time but he was also Mr Trolley on the magic toy shop which was a local kid show on the CBS station and we all make fun of it because he had like a trolley head cow catcher on his beard we joke and you can go ahead laugh. But that freaking trolley put my kids through college. But Anyway, I guess the news director there said Hey we're we're starting up a laden a full complement of newscasts on the weekend out. So we need to have a weather person because I put up until they had one person do everything on the weekends what the Anchorman read the news read the sports so My my department chairman put me up for the job I I did a tape at school He took it down. And I got the job. If he had decided Oh have outlets have roker do the the audition. I don't know what I'd be doing today. Yeah
"al roker" Discussed on Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio
"Christopher Kimball and you're listening to milk street radio right now it's my interview today show Co host Al Roker. He's the author of thirteen bucks including his new memoir. You look so much better in person. Al Welcome to Milk Street. Well, it's good to be your Chris good to chat with you. You were born in Queens about the same time I was I won't mention the year. and. You said from my mother I got a slightly twisted sense of humor and for my dad I got the. Work. Ethic. What was her sense of humor like? Well it was it was a little biting. It was a little sarcastic you know. For example she thought it was funny. She would kind of sing operatic style but make up. A language and my friends author she was speaking some foreign language. Singing it. At the time I thought it was highly embarrassing but you know I've kind of come to appreciated. Your Dad. There's a great story in your book where you're going to take the driving test. Yeah, you know. It was one of those things where we we were literally going for the road test. And He said, you know I don't really think that good. Your broken U-TURN. Let me see. You do a broken u-turn and you know I kinda got through the turn and. Instead of stepping on the brake I stepped on the gas. And my dad very quietly just break break break as we go over the curb, we run through our neighbors prized Rhododendron Bush break, and he never raised his voice really and I finally kind of snapshot of Him stepped on the break. And he goes goes all right again. So We back off the lawn over the Bush and then he's okay leave a note for Mr. Rain. And we leave a note and then I went and took my driver's test and by the way past, and then afterwards you know the next day patched up as long went to the nursery a bought a new Bush planted it and apologized. One of your themes in your blood is don't give up your first job as a weatherman. You say the book I wouldn't stop until I. got the job or be when the issued a restraining order against me since you were relentless. And as you said, you got the job not because you were necessarily the best candidate, but you just hustle. I hustled more and like in the case of of my first job doing weekend weather I was cheap I was a college student. You know the news director Santa can afford a drunk or a college student and I was making ten dollars a newscast So you know but but I kept calling and kept calling him and he turned out to be a terrific mentor. You've done a lot of interesting segments over the years but I particularly love the Daniel Balut episode where you go work in the restaurant one night and someone comes up to you and says, see that expletive on right there. If you don't get that out now I'm GonNa stab you in the eye with a bone nights. You know because it's the a penny of civility and gentility fine dining at its at its best very quiet hushed tones and then you're you go in the kitchen and I'm just stunned they're not bringing people out in bodybags. You know it's like and I was I was petrified. Yeah, we did this segment where Danielle balloon was going to do the weather and I would step in as a chef on a Friday night pre theater dinner. Like, what was I thinking? Let's talk over when things go wrong. I did as segment on the today show years ago I almost burned down the sadder remember. I. Don't know if you remember but you did you do remember. Yeah. That's great. Thanks L. let's to river. It's a famous clip. You had one where you're supposed to pull out the finished dish from the oven and there was nothing there except rancid piece of meat from Friday before something. Yeah. They you know. It's those secret that we do what they call the swap. You know the the chef that comes in your they they create a finished version so that when the chef has done prepping it, it's like. You know you reach into the oven and magically it appears as a Finnish dish well. Sometimes we're just rushing so much and they're zipping zone and they had not put the finished version in, and in fact, had not even looked in the oven from the Friday show and it was a chicken dish. and. And I go and I, you know you're keeping eye contact with the camera. So you kind of open the door you know where where everything is and you just reach in and pull it out todd. Aches, what the Hell is that. You're also somewhat like me don't like empty conversation and when you have to go to large gatherings and parties, you give some advice you say simply stand at the edge of the nearest group of people. Well, you know here's the thing most people don't really care what you have to say. And so I find if you stand on the periphery and every now and then just fire in a question. And and then they start talking and then you back away. Backwards though so people still see you but. You are slowly receding. In the distance, but they can still see the they. They get the impression. You're still there you said, you also said in the book they said. If all else fails simply resort to this gem. What's your favorite sandwich? Because everybody's got one and that's you know that's one of those things that I I don't care who you are. I don't know how high and mighty you are. Everybody likes a sandwich. Two of my guilty pleasures are a grilled cheese on. White. Bread. And peanut butter and Jelly Sandwich. and that that artisanal peanut butter know we're talking skippy or Jif.
Al Roker Cooks Up a Storm
"Al Welcome to Milk Street. Well, it's good to be your Chris good to chat with you. You were born in Queens about the same time I was I won't mention the year. and. You said from my mother I got a slightly twisted sense of humor and for my dad I got the. Work. Ethic. What was her sense of humor like? Well it was it was a little biting. It was a little sarcastic you know. For example she thought it was funny. She would kind of sing operatic style but make up. A language and my friends author she was speaking some foreign language. Singing it. At the time I thought it was highly embarrassing but you know I've kind of come to appreciated. Your Dad. There's a great story in your book where you're going to take the driving test. Yeah, you know. It was one of those things where we we were literally going for the road test. And He said, you know I don't really think that good. Your broken U-TURN. Let me see. You do a broken u-turn and you know I kinda got through the turn and. Instead of stepping on the brake I stepped on the gas. And my dad very quietly just break break break as we go over the curb, we run through our neighbors prized Rhododendron Bush break, and he never raised his voice really and I finally kind of snapshot of Him stepped on the break. And he goes goes all right again. So We back off the lawn over the Bush and then he's okay leave a note for Mr. Rain. And we leave a note and then I went and took my driver's test and by the way past, and then afterwards you know the next day patched up as long went to the nursery a bought a new Bush planted it and apologized. One of your themes in your blood is don't give up your first job as a weatherman. You say the book I wouldn't stop until I. got the job or be when the issued a restraining order against me since you were relentless. And as you said, you got the job not because you were necessarily the best candidate, but you just hustle. I hustled more and like in the case of of my first job doing weekend weather I was cheap I was a college student. You know the news director Santa can afford a drunk or a college student and I was making ten dollars a newscast So you know but but I kept calling and kept calling him and he turned out to be a terrific mentor. You've done a lot of interesting segments over the years but I particularly love the Daniel Balut episode where you go work in the restaurant one night and someone comes up to you and says, see that expletive on right there. If you don't get that out now I'm GonNa stab you in the eye with a bone nights. You know because it's the a penny of civility and gentility fine dining at its at its best very quiet hushed tones and then you're you go in the kitchen and I'm just stunned they're not bringing people out in bodybags. You know it's like and I was I was petrified. Yeah, we did this segment where Danielle balloon was going to do the weather and I would step in as a chef on a Friday night pre theater dinner. Like, what was I thinking?
"al roker" Discussed on Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio
"Five, four to six, ninety, four three or email us at questions at mill. STREET RADIO DOT COM. Welcome to milk street. WHO's calling? Hi This is Manila from woman to North Carolina. How can we help you well a few weeks ago I heard it mentioned something about Sofitel. Close by police roots, I was always taught to make onions and red peppers, garlic capers, or whatever other all of us in the house and occasionally Salon Cilantro, tomato paste and one or two boy if evening package. And Insert me. I would saw to well before to the rice or the meat that I was working with that day but I often felt that the flavor sometimes got lost in the end. then. You had said something on the show about adding it to the food after the food was cooked, which I hadn't heard before and I was wondering what other ingredients I could add to the so fleet to change it from our routine. When I talked about it on the show I was talking about a trip by took to Mexico City. And I cooked with a guy at Water Garcia who He makes these great beans. And the end of two and a half hours of cooking he threw together a so Fredo in ten minutes. chillis tomatoes, peppers, onions. He threw that into the beans five minutes before serving. In I asked you know what didn't you put it in the beginning like everybody else does and he said, why would she do that because all the fresh flavors will be cooked out over two so One of those. slapped my forehead moments. Why didn't I think of that? So I now think maybe put half the so free to win at the beginning but leave some for the end you could use bell peppers. Celery, you can use chilies, of course, any kind of pepper tomatoes as you said, garlic. scallions anything that has a strong fresh flavor. He taught me something that was extremely. Valuable I mean Sarah what do you think? Well, I just going to ask a question because that makes complete sense. But if you add it later, do you add it raw or have you sauteed it and then added it you would cook it like you would in French cooking or any other kind of cooking right? I think it's a great trick. You know would you do it though in a French do for example, would you hold out some of it to the end? Well, in a French too I think we'd be talking about a mirror, right? Sure I mean although. I'd rather at other things at the end maybe more garlic, for example. Yeah I sure what I think is brilliant. Now you mentioned adding capers what else do you add two years? So Fredo wrote it really just depends my salon salange towards growing if I have any frozen, it's foil. So quickly green peppers, red pepper sometimes yellow peppers will you know you might want to try I? He does say it's a chilly just doesn't have a ton of heat, but it has some of the same flavor that you get from Habanero or Scotch Bonnet. OUR FOOD EDITOR MATTE ALL Makes tons of so Frito on a Sunday like a if something. In one cup batches. So. You can just throw it in at the last minute who to do that too. But I felt that the fresh tasted better. So I actually stopped doing that and what I do now is I cut all the vegetables I freeze them in little glad bags I feel that that works better I don't know that would be a better idea. Yeah. I'll have to tell my food editor. He doesn't know what he's doing. Now I've learned from Eduardo, about ending it at the end of learn from, you just freeze the kind of vegetables and. I'm just going back to cooking school I Guess Right Sarah. Well I'm glad I was doing something right You know what you never stop learning. That's true for all three of us here. Manila. Thank you. Thank you so much. Listening to milk. Street, radio up next, we'll hear from weather anchor and author Al Roker that and more after the break. How'd you like to learn to make homemade corn tortillas from Gabriella camera or learn the essentials of French pastry techniques from Dominique on sell or maybe get into the kitchen with Gordon Ramsay learned to negotiate from Chris Foss or a little bit about acting from Helen Mirren. Well, you can do all of these things with masterclass and online experience that offers the very top people in their fields. They have over seventy five classes with new classes. At an all time,.
"al roker" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Choices have become more refined through the years. I've graduated from the choices of swimming pool of boogers. My God is my stomach just turned. That is so disgusting to me. That's so gross pool of Burgers imagine to accumulate that many burgers. What would it? Off How Doesn't bother me that much. Or Pool of spiders. There's something nause. Okay, okay, point here, a few current dilemmas from sophisticated lady, yes! Okay here we go These are Jordan female Jordan's. Would you rather number one? Would you rather never be able to orgasm or never be able to sneeze? To clarify you could get to the almost, but never reached the explosive bit at each case God. I don't get the argument for picking. Sneezing. Do. That's. So easy. It's so easy. I'm fact I'm trying to make. Really like pleasurable sneezes, really pleasurable sneezes. In Fact I. I will say it's extremely frustrating to get close to a sneeze and not be able to do it. He but thinking think about. An orgasm, and not be able to do much more frustrating because it's much more pleasurable. No. No content is that true? Have you heard that it's that an old wives tale, an old horn wives tale that. Six Sneezes. Are the same as an orgasm or that one. How does I don't think I've ever heard of never heard that then? Hear that your heart stops when you sneeze I. I heard that that an orgasm is the equivalent of six sneezes at the same time like in terms of abandoned in terms of like. I like letting go. oops! Is that a horny lifestyle? With your hands to destroy our guys was really great, but that feeling of like I know. lack of control. If you had a good version of vomiting sneezing car scared, yeah! Scripts. I would pick Yes, yeah, easy orgasm number two. Would you rather always have to wear flip flops or always have to wear cowboy boots? You would have to wear them all the time. Except when you shower. Also the flops would be really crap thin ones, doesn't she? Right like an English process, also the flops would be really crap thin ones. The cowboy boots a red Oh okay. You know I'm not sure if I've ever worn cowboy boots. They I've further uncomfortable. They're not the most comfortable. If we're GONNA take climate out of it as a factor because I like working in the northeast. Yes, so, what would you do in the wintertime? Right so? Let's say it's not a factor, and it's just about what you'd rather wear out and about and you never got cold, okay? Then I think I would pick. UPS here's the problem flipflops. The big one run is yeah, we can't. You can't really run in place sports with. Yeah that's true. Yeah the thin. The other argument for the boots is if you were always wearing flops, you behalf to be more concerned with your feet, and what I was GONNA say. What state your feet? You'd have to take care of your. Not fear like ever that gross or anything yeah. That's a good I would pick flips. And Flops and orgasm so okay. You'd have to wear. Having Gory Adams unless those in the shower. All Right! Would you rather be colored colorblind or never? Be Able to hear music? I've thought about this or not colorblind I've thought about being yeah, see, I would rather be deaf and blind, but I would rather. Be, colorblind. Then me to not be able to hear me one hundred percent. Because even if you're colorblind, you can still see. But your sense of color is really off, but you still correct me. If I'm wrong, but I think even if you're colorblind, you still see different colored inks. You just don't know how to identify them right I, think they're. Black and white world I think most people were colorblind can see colors right, but I think so not like they mistake green. Yellow that's how I think all right, but we don't know enough, but definitely colorblind. Okay Oregon has. FLIPFLOP. So far I have organizes orgasms, flops music, and then she says so those were three, and then she says sorry, no Poop, but maybe next time. You know what's funny. Yesterday our mother ashamed me. For doing too many scatalogical, would you rather? She did? Yeah. She's like and she's like I like when you do this. Would you rather but? A lot of lot of scatalogical ones. Didn't like that so well. This one show like Jordan. s except for the orgasm one. She won't lie. Schule not like that well I. Don't know I shouldn't say that. I don't WanNA think about it. Let's so thanks for talking about her mother. After that conversation, I really appreciate that. It's no pupils, but maybe next time I hope. Yeah, there's next Jordan Thanks again for contribute joy and lighthearted energy to the world. Thank you, Jordan. You're both appreciated all the best. Jordan but have nice little letter. Thank you, Jordan, and if you guys want to write in and be the next Jordan Our email address is life is short at one dot com. And thank you to the delightful. He's delightful, is delightful Al Roker and Follow Allen, instagram it is You won't be disappointed. It's really a lot of would shut content. But also his family just seemed so sweet, and I just really liked following him. And Thank think him and thank you all for listening and thanks. Allan, thank you I'll. Okay talk to you next week. Stay safe. Could be a dream.
"al roker" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"So well! Happened I can't do it. I'm trying to think of sounds a beautiful voice. He does, doesn't it? It's It's like Husky. Yes, yes, that's right. You had a little bit on that and heard this Batman. It's a little Shit Husky but smooth. Yeah well I it. He's you. Have you have a naturally deeper registered voice right than he does, so? It's hard for you to do an impression of it. On his instagram yesterday he had some woodchucks that got caught in this little sewage. Thing little, really yeah. This is only interesting to Christian because we've been dealing with checks where we live. I don't know why wider assuming it's interesting to me. Their points. Yeah Als- got a great voice and listening to his book on tape which we did on a recent drive. It's he sounds like because then you get to really well I guess you've just heard his voice for an hour. You plenty of experience with it now doesn't sound like somebody who really idolized at Gr- grew up in at least admiring radio personnel. Yeah, it's a really good storytelling voice. Yes. I got a good one and then. At the end it comes in like this, and it's a little lake. Sing songs, storyteller. That's right. There's a there's a melody to. Yes, there's a really nice rhythm to his voice. Still when I see him, I think about him because I've seen that episode so many times the thing that jumps out more than five, Seinfeld episode I mean I I just know it so well and well. That was what twenty over. Over twenty five years ago. Bad episode. It's a long time ago. And when that came out, we knew clearly who was then yeah. I've known him I- entire life I don't remember a time where he wasn't inactive. Part of my experience in life. That's like you said he's ubiquitous and he's his voice. I think just as hearing his voice for an extended period of time was really comforting in a way because. We were talking earlier about the snow, and and relying on the weather on him on his forecast, twenty authority, but just the nostalgia of his voice Rami back comforting brought me back to my childhood. His voice has always been a source of comfort. You know and and to a lot of Americans when I talk about really liking that must be a component in that right. I mean there's no way to escape that that he's been a comforting like benevolence. The Frog right, but you know it's funny. You didn't talk to him about the weather at all. Really, know! That's weird. Yeah, that's weird. I was. I was curious if he had A. He developed a passion for the whether I. Think having heard is book I. Think it was more about being a personality on their on their. It is I. Don't think he has yes passion for meteorology necessarily now I think he'd like the showmanship of. Also curious. How in forty years of doing this? How much better? Much better forecasting. Oh, well, you know. This is gonNA sound really insulting to interested in whether no I, am I am, but I'm more interested in the. What do you call the performance element of be giving? The weather So, because because the weather's weather, I mean like the way they're they're. There are meteorologists scientists? And the then there's a person who can delivers right the message right right so or is that belittling to weather men and women? That would have been a good claritin whether people whether people I remember doing the weather with him once he let me do it. This is one of the he used to be. Do Segments and bits with him. And I remember him saying maybe just because he's done it for so long, but he was, he explained the barometric pressure something with so much ease, and so in such an offense way that I was I remember thinking. Oh, he! He really knows about meteorology like he's well versed well. I think part of MY A. Prejudice towards the competency of whether people. Twofold one a lot of local weather people whether people's have funny term. Men and women often seem really dumb whether you're weatherman or weather woman right i. mean especially when if you watch local news somewhere? The weather person is often really dumb. It's like it's often like a good-looking, cheesy guy or cheesy woman, and they seem really dumb, also and second thing that helps prejudice is Steve Corral in Nevada man, Rick. Tamblyn yeah. He talks about coming up during that era during the early seventies and His I mean a lot of. Being really pursuits and the style and Whether Anchorman that sound a lot like Ron Burgundy We talked a little bit about that. I bet you're right. Remember champion Yeah Sam I'm this is no the Sam champion. I think he's done by wasn't a commercial with him. That's right. and. She yeah, that's right. He was very handsome and very, but I'm not. That's a bad example because I know what you're talking about with some sort of like. I've met. Stamp champions a really bad example. He was really impressing. Press on. Yeah, yeah, I'm trying to think of our. You don't want to say anyone, but what you mean. If everyone knows what you might can't even name them, it's just. Cheesy, local weather forecast, and they're like Egli, pointing at the board. We got we got. Hey got any trying to be funny. They always seemed on. Al Roker obviously does not seem at all dumb. So I'm guessing, he has more of a grasp of the meteorologist. Meteorology on your eyebrows are Dr? Atkins logical. Elements you know what would be fun to do tonight is going I just had a stroke, but you know it'd be fun to watch on youtube a whether person outtakes. Those would be a funny search on Youtube Local weather. Local weather person outtakes. I wonder if there's been any research in that like why are just to support? Your prejudice switches probably unfounded, unfounded and try to do. We should try to have a weather person as a guest on the show someday. So, you could ask them. Yeah, but AL would say. Hours like he's very self deprecating about his looks, but what I would say I, bet well I don't know what he would say about our theory that there are. Dumb and some weathermen. But. He did sort of alluded to that. Did He? Not In his book, if not in this past interview in the book he does when he was coming up not that they're dumb, but. that it was well because it's it's an on camera profession. So! You. Look good yeah. I mean especially the weather. Now I'm thinking about the weather person. That's just a vessel. Just the deliver like which we were talking about since the beginning where we would want to shoot the Messenger if it was if there were like tonight, actually, there's no snow. I have a theory. As to why whether people happen to be good looking usually local other people. Because weather is such a often such A. Negative upsetting part of the broadcast for people they get frustrated by. That as a way to prevent people from turning the channel in a frosty his. They're angry about the forecast addressing that the whole weekends can be rained out. Aren't they WANNA put some candy on there to keep people interested I. think it's simpler than that. If what you said is true, then Al as a weatherman makes perfect sense because he's so right. That he is. So, affable, But I think your theory I make sense, but I think there are so many physically attractive weather people because I. Think it's simpler than that I think to do. I've done it It's hard here. Here's what's hard. You're not that attractive. No, no I'm not saying. I'm saying just as a thing as a performance you, you know it's tough for me as well. That's why the.
"al roker" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Where's this is kind of piece of cake because you're just? Yes. Well some actress find that to be harder. I guess although I don't know how would be hard well. We don't get to hide behind anybody. You have to access more truthful. Access your truth. That can be scary for actors, not me. Now what? You are great at voices, and there are a couple in the book. When when you read it, you, you do some I'm trying I can't think of course now. which ones but they're. Very good at that. You're very good at cartoon, voices and I always. That's what I if I like. The old school guys like Mel Blanc. And how does Butler and all those guys who did Dot Jones? Yeah, all your own. Did all these great voice has? It to me. That was such a skill to be able to slip in and and there are a number of actors who. Also done, you know a lot of cartoon voices. And video in. Voice work it. It's a skill and it can be fairly. I L- I love it. and I love going back and looking at some of those old cartoons. gummy bears is on Disney plus I recent not plug not an ad, but I recently went back and. was part of my childhood, so I look back. I say this voice sounds familiar. I looked him up and he was the guy that did Garfield another cartoon. I left I just like connecting those dots. It's. I'm trying to a Lorenzo Lorenzo music yet. Oh my God. How the Hell did you know that well, because he also? Was the voice of Carlton Doorman in the in the Sitcom. Rhoda I'll never saw him. You only saw his hand or his arms I'll. Kinda like he had a voice. Stone Stone Her yeah Y-. Wow l. well done. Okay these are quick also by the way briefly had a syndicated talk show in the nineteen seventies. No kidding. So you would just consume pop culture. You were a on a sewer. What are you? What shocked that I wasn't really? Well you were in the audiovisual club. This is a great part of the book to where you you're talking about. I was like Oh just when you say I just when I thought Al couldn't get Nerdier. He describes how they had a gang sign for their clothes gang. That's right. You put your finger. You put a V. Downward, V and your other hand cross science, and you made a kind of like Anorak lost symbol. Yeah, and then you brought up via the it up to the s Visi flashing where we were kings of. Why none of us went to school prompts. You know yeah. Well well. You've done okay with that with Deborah you've been. Where did you meet? How'd you meet I met Deborah. NBC She was. she was a crop of New Correspondence Had thought she was just a really nice person. went out to dinner I mean if the lunch for her birthday and she was dating somebody I was married. She goes off to cover the first Persian Gulf War. COMES BACK AND I kept trying to. That point separated trying to get a date with her. She would would. Warzone now. We're good friends. You know. And she asked me to look after her partner, which went to cover the Olympics one year. And Like every single woman in New York, you know you look in the fridge and there was like old cheese. Let me just nothing. I opened I wanted to see how messy she was. Open the oven. and. There's cardboard. On the option, never use realize she'd never use the. I thought Oh my God, and then I look in the pantry and there's like cobwebs. So. Why don't want to be involved with this person hack? So the day before she got back, I stopped her fridge stock the Pantry the flowers on the table. got a day at such a great move. That is a great. That's a good lesson for anyone who's dating somebody who or attempting to date somebody who? Needs a lot of home improvement. We're just make sure that you have permission to go into the well. Yeah, I should've had gas. Sorry. Yeah Life. D-. A. He needs to say that technology has improved many things. Yeah, I would say many things. I must say everything bones cars, but you know why hasn't improved that much mattresses. More or less been the same since people started sleeping until now to. Purple as my favorite color to who cares secret to purple is the Purple Grid its Patented Comfort Technology that instantly adapts to your body's natural shape and sleep stocks. Let's face it. People sleep all you know str- different ways. I don't WANNA judge..
"al roker" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"When we were kids during the school year, we were really indebted to the weather people whenever they would cancel school. Remember like watching the weather just keeping track of it when there was a storm that may be coming through. We would often bank on, and we'd call the bank, so we bank open tonight. And it was the night before we had a big test or project. do or something or anything cool. Just be not going to score. The stakes always higher when there was something important at school the next day that we weren't prepared for in some way. Yeah, then the bank would be open, and if there's any snow in the forecast for that night, never in my life have I been more religious then on February night? When before foolish person the night before and important day school, the worst is when the weather person would be like Yup snow. It looks like definite snowing out Gracie. Gracie totally bang how you don't do any of the work, and then the next day you wake up and it's the Sunday rise of bone. That was I Miss Those Times even though those nights provided indescribable anxiety. Yeah, I still weirdly Miss Them. I know yeah. It was just more innocent. It was when the stakes were so high, but for something that was ultimately pretty safe. those were the ones that you're. How well yeah, anyway, here's the show. Could be a dream. Life could be intriguing. You're listening to life is short. I'm your host Justin Long. Injuries we. Do. And with me, as always is by equally excited about missing school brother, I still think about school being cancelled when it snows now it's been me two. Decades I. Know that matter well, it's in us. It's in our during a formative yet. Yeah, so whenever I think of the weather or like. If I see that snow icon I get excited like Gideo- English. And remember that feeling of like. Going to bed and yeah like you said like being praying, literally, praying, praying to God trying to. Not Exaggeration. If there is a guide, he must have been so put off or she also showed a privileged. Our lives were than was the highest stakes situation. We had I know we were lucky, very. But I remember that feeling of like you could like. There was a storm in the. Electricity in the air, and it was grey and dark, cold and blustery the best and you just knew it was coming. You know what I used to do. I used to be so nervous that it wouldn't come through. Because sometimes they'd be like. Oh, almost guaranteed. Big storms night, so then I would really bank on it, and not to any of I work and be completely unprepared, but then I would like nine o'clock ten o'clock could come eleven o'clock, and went ahead and started I would start to panic and I remember the feeling of staring out our bathroom window, looking at the streetlight because. I had that street light in my in my room, I had one street light, and it was so great to just see when you look at you. Look out, and nothing was happening. Then you'd pass by the window and they're just be like a flu just, but even just a few little flurries. Light is where you looked because that's where you could see it and luminated. I remember coming to your room. 'cause you right next to me whenever I'd like us. The first sign of snowflake and I come running in I'm like yes, tapping very exciting yet, but then the word then there were times where we'd be like it like maisy amount of snow, and then you wake up. The next morning was like slush. We grew up in the part of key part of the country where it had to be significant accumulation to cancel school. It was your eyebrows. cumulation was tough for me that word. But whereas I, talked to friends who grew up in Austin, or certainly La and it was like. If there's if like rains in La, they cancelled school. Yeah! But often during these years are source for predicting the weather. Was Our guest today at Roker Al Roker was the source of so much thority when it came to the weather, and when it came to schools opening, he was the source of a lot of That's the thing about the weather people back then we put. We banked on them so much. We put so much stock in what they're. They had to say that if they ended up, school ended up getting canceled. They were saviors and if we had to go where they were wrong. But yeah. He was America's Weatherman. Yes, Weatherman Weatherman, and then I'll became. He started working today show. He became a morning personality. That when we were a little bit older when we were kids, he was strictly the weather, and then he became. You know the this very lovable presence in our lives I feel like Alice just ubiquitous, and he is then when I started acting and stuff and doing promotional stuff on the today show. He became my favorite person to to play with to pal around with on that show, and he was always sustain. We're that I said No. I pictured you to at a sandbox. He seems like you could play with them. He's got that kind of nerdy very fund youthful energy. A fun energy does I could see. I'm picturing us. Is like a propeller beanie and shorts and those overall shooter. Like yeah. AL is such a character he's. Such a sweet person. I always loved seeing him on the today show and a few times. They let me guest host. The today show I would do it with AL I. Did it a couple of times? I loved it. It was great to catch up with them, and so let's get into. It might chat with the ubiquitous funny. Vary kind al.
"al roker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter
"Seventy five percent of the people at least you know, do believe that there is climate change going on. It's all. I mean in a sense. And and I don't mean this to be flip this pandemic the only good side to it was that it. If it locked us down and so that when George Floyd happened when economic disparity happens when this pen to all the stuff. A We could look away. We had no distractions. Yeah, we were forced to look at this and so you know I. You know it's a it's a heartbreak. Hundred and thirty thousand or more Americans are dead, and God knows how many more around the world, yeah, but if there is any silver lining to this is that I think we are going to come out of this far differently than we than we went in Yeah. I talked to W. Kamau bell about this subject can. He eats at definitely, he said. That George Bell Mike Era. George Floyd not might not have been the breaking point. Had it not been for the corona virus said we're all home were all antsy? Were all you know a lot of people? Are Out of work so they can. They have they can go onto. Straighten yellow about this because they don't go to job, you know and he said yeah, it's corona virus and I and you're right. It is like. This has been. This has been really interesting time because in addition to making us force forcing us to to view all of these kind of issues and kind of deal with them and talk about them in a more. Productive Way than I think we ever have. is also like I don't think it's so bad that we had to stop for a second that we all had to stop and that and that we got to spend a lot more time with I know so many people who silently say to me I'm kind of hopping it. You know with my family and really great yeah. Doing this doing this instagram cooking show with my son, a law of cooking and you know it's like two three minutes four minutes I was he that that sounds that sounds great. I love that stuff. Yeah, and and you know we're doing stuff. We just I mean. We've been playing. Who'd been doing family game night? Do playing trouble and scrabbling. That's Great July fourth we watched I got one of these led projectors. I put a big big sheet up. and we watch jaws of the backyard had allred's over. We all socially distanced had gone, and like drive in exactly exactly. I my kids to the drive to a socially distanced driving on father's Day. That's what we did. We did the same thing. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's so. I'm hoping I feel hopeful, yeah! Well I kept you enough here and I. What so we got to kind of? Wrap it up and you know the final question of these three. which you know, you've answered I didn't answer..
"al roker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter
"And that afternoon. I got home. I got I came back to the hotel room. I mean the hospital. And? He lost the ability to talk. With Cancer Kinda hit his brain. And He was gone two weeks later. And New Year came. And ironically my wife had done a story for twenty twenty about gastric bypass, this family that had had gastric bypass, and I to be honest with you. I looked at it maybe a year and a half earlier, but back then they were doing it where they literally cut you open from here down to your. Your abdomen and Split did. or by this time the technology had gotten to the point where they could do arthroscopic. -Ly they make five incisions and they do it. And so in March I decided to do it and and the on A. It was a month before I was scheduled that I finally brought Deborah in to tell her and meet with the doctor and that my mind was made up to do this and I didn't tell anybody at work took vacation. And had it done? And you know it was I had no side effects. Really I was losing weight. The problem was. I hadn't thought through the part. That! Oh, you're gonNA. Lose a lot of weight your loose fast. So people start calling in is Al. roker sick does our young. They're tabloids. The our has cancer. And so we finally had to come clean about Yeah I didn't tell anybody. I worked with I. I was embarrassed about that, but they. What year was this? It was two thousand, one one okay and to your point. I was ashamed. I was ashamed of the fact that I. Had to resort to this extreme surgery. To lose weight I edit took me going to therapy and finding that look. It's just the ends of the means it's not you know the be all and end all. You still have to work to maintain the weight loss. Yeah, I've kind kinda gone up and down. My mom got sick a few years after I. had the bypass and I was driving every day out to. North Shore. Long, island, Jewish and you know spending literally two and a half hours in the car each day and ending television her. For three months, and I gained forty pounds back in eating. And, then Kinda got it back together after she passed. You know my dad wouldn't want this, but you know it's still a struggle every ounce of struggle every you die while you've done amazing for that long, you know I mean it's now going on twenty years, and and you pretty much have kept it off and that's really. You know it's amazing. It's something that you don't you don't. You know I just recently, but I mean I had a huge life change. My wife and I split up I lost. This. Oh, thank, thank you. I lost forty pounds. Just that started out. 'cause I couldn't eat you know I just. was. Just awful and I couldn't eat and then you know after a few months. I was like well I'll just keep up this momentum. And I did pretty good for a while, and then this Goddamn Cova hit and you know, but I also, too. I started to slowly like get comfortable again and I started to. You know put weight back on, and it is just like. I tried to look at it so that I don't beat myself. Up is like everybody's got something you know. Everybody's got something that. ADDS. Just, an you know adds an extra sorta like f you to their day like you know you go through your day and.
"al roker" Discussed on The Three Questions with Andy Richter
"L Well Hello, and it's been. It's been quite a few minutes by the way we've started for you at home. This is the three questions. This is I'm talking. I'm talking to Al. Roker. No explanation and everyone knows who you are well. Doesn't everyone like. Can you go anywhere without people? People who watch good morning Americans CBS's this morning. They don't although me. Oh come on now series. Yes, come on! Rochester. Now and and you're sitting in the beautiful copy place. Do you normally? Is this your normal spot? Now it is. It is my zooms, but every now and then I'll go out on the back deck, but this kind of this is our family room and kind of where we hang out anyway, so yeah, it's I like it. It's gotTA. GET DADDY GETS to monopolize it when he's when he's got or or or mommy. Because you know depth Deborah's zone, all right ABC, and so you had times where we both been on the air live in the morning, so it's wow, it's who gets here, I. Have you. Have you left the house much in the last few months? I mean help in. I was home once to go to the doctor. In in four and a half months, oh! You're like it'd be -cation placer. Upstate, New York so I see. Where about two hours north of the city, so it's yeah I like to call it the Anti Hamptons. The other direction. Yeah, yeah, no I know. I know I I'M I'm a friend of mine had parents that lived in the Hamptons and. For a little bit, and they bought a house in the Hamptons, and they're they. They lived on the upper east side, and they said every morning they'd see the same people jogging in front of their house on the Hamptons that they did on. You know whatever seventy second street and they just sold considerably. Why don't we we want to get away from these people exactly the rest of the weekend with them? Yeah, and then you go to the whatever the the little delis are out there and I think it's it's reasonable. Play pay eighty dollars for half a pound lobster salad. But the good news is, the traffic is so easy getting out there, so it's beautiful. It's really nice. It's yeah, it's not at all a bottleneck. Is Are you. Like in a woodsy place we are. We are very woodsy. It's. Ver- in fact. We had a bear. Come down the road to two days ago to allow yeah so..
"al roker" Discussed on First Class Fatherhood
"Out their kids or special needs. Listen it. It was one of those things that happened we realized that are fairly early on three four years three years old. but I think the only messaging listen every every case is different but I would say put limits on your on your kids because you don't know how far they will go. I mean we didn't at years old or son hadn't walk their talk and you know he's almost eighteen now. Here's a black belt in taekwondo. He's won a couple of gold medals and. Special Olympics he's he's only. A regular needs kids basketball team with the why you know. He's a sophomore in high school. He's making plans. He wants to go away to college, so you know. And again, every kid's situation is different but I, don't I I don't think I, think you. I don't WanNa. Be Incentive. I think you can do them a disservice. not, giving them every opportunity and I know most parents do, but and it's difficult. It's tough. It's a tough road to hoe, but it's worth. Yeah well said I. Know You mentioned there that you have a daughter? Getting that's engaged here. My youngest is my only girl. She's only five now already dreading those years down the line which she starts dating. How did you handle the dating scene when it came to your kids? Especially your daughter here. All right DADS. Are you prepared to unveil you summer? Bod manscaping to ensure that your post quarantine body is ready to make it shirtless debut. Don't be that guy in the Beechwood. Bushy CHEWBACCA chest that's out of Control and chances are that Austin powers sweater vests. Look isn't gonNA. Be Your tickets. A lady land. This summer trimmed that bear rug down to size. What manscaping third-generation waterproof cordless body, the LAWNMOWER, three point Oh. It is the best on the market for those. Those, in need of a chest, shave take a chance giving yourself an accidental nipple piercing using a traditional razor. This third generation features skin safe technology to reduce.
"al roker" Discussed on First Class Fatherhood
"One in style. Joining me now first class Father Al Roker. FIRST-CLASS FATHERHOOD? Well thank you very much good to be here. All Right? Let's start like this. How many kids do you have? And how old are they? I've got three kids thirty three tw-, almost twenty, two and almost eighteen. Wow, okay yeah. What type of sports activities by INTO GROWING UP? Well. My my oldest wasn't that sports oriented. My Middle Girl played intramural sports. My son is e you know. He likes he swims. plays basketball and. We weren't I'm not horribly off athletic I'm not that great athlete so I, probably their mothers much better athlete than. I well Al. if you could maybe one or two people who don't know if you could just hit my listeners, but a little bit about your background and what you do. my background is I'm a television writer man of been in business for almost fifty years, the last forty working for NBC and the last Gosh since one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, five, been doing the today show doing weather feature reporting co-hosting get the travel the world see a lot of great events, including a number of super bowls in the number of Olympic since Atlanta. Olympics in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety six. it's it's been It's been a good run. Yeah, it's been incredible to watch your career over the years here, AL and so along this journey. About how old were you when you first became a dad and had to becoming a father kind of change your perspective on life? Well, you know I I became a dad. Let's see well thirty three years ago, so I was. Thirty three and because I'm going to be sixty six in August and suddenly. You know your life changes. Because you know you spend most of your adult life. It's all about you. Then you get married, and it's about all about you and your wife, and then it changes completely. You know it's it's It's all about this person protecting them trying to keep them safe. And You, know it. It's one of those things that I. My dad always said to me. You know Stop worrying about your kids. No matter how old they are and it's true you know, and then my my oldest girl is engaged now probably married within the next year. and. It won't matter. I'll still be worried about her and. Probably then a grandchild, and and and it's just so it goes down the road. Yeah, while say all right, so What are some? What over the top values that you hope to instill in your kids when they were growing up? Well, you know. I think the same things. My Dad instilled in me. To try to, be. A good person try to treat others as you would have other. Treat you to be fair to work hard. my dad said you know. Look you're gonNA. Look I, it's it's funny with everything that's going on right now and talk about race and this. Wasn't you know in his mind negative? Just was you know what look? You're going to have to work twice as hard and be twice as good as the kid next to you to get half as far and so I've got a very strong work ethic, and as do my kids. They're hard work. And but I want them to treat people the way they want to be treated. and you know this whole. Notion of not seeing you know people. I raised my kids. Be colorblind mouth I. Don't think that's right. I think I think it's. It's all right to see color but to treat people that the that the color doesn't matter that you treat people equally, and you treat them fairly because of that. That's part of who we are part of our part of our DNA art of our culture. And there's nothing wrong with that. Yeah I couldn't agree with you more. Alan I think that the important thing is that fathers are teaching those lessons to their kids and I. Know Right now in our country. We got a fatherless crisis going on. We have so many kids that are growing up or being raised without a dad in their life or father figure in their home and that's been creating some devastating results in our society as well, and I think those. Of treat others the way you WANNA be treated. A lot of that comes in starts in the home into family, so I I think if we tighten up a lot of our family units, I think we'd see a lot of these problems. Start to go away. We'll look. I'm going to tell you. I know I know a number of single parent households and and. You know. Look, it's hard. It's hard for those people whether it's a man or woman, but I think there are a lot of people doing. Really good work, and then, and then the their father figures within that community, whether it's somebody at school or somebody, church or something like that You know I think that's because. Listen just because biologically add a child that doesn't necessarily make you a father. Yeah I couldn't agree more. They're out and there's many many Stepdad's other dads role models that stepped up to the plate and have made a major impact on so many kids, lives and I know. Is One thing. That's important. To what type of disciplinarian are you as a father, and is it different than the discipline Sada you you grew up with. Well Look, you know it was a different time, my dad, you know it's funny. We joke a my sisters, and brothers and I know the dad was he was talking. Maybe whip that belt off, but I think in my entire childhood I may be got a spanking with the belt twice It was more the threat in. And we don't we you know we. We parents a little differently now it's but I. Think I don't think there's anything wrong with a little fear. You know I think there's nothing wrong with. Respecting your being respected as a parent, and you're being a little afraid of you to nothing wrong with that. Yeah, I agree with you there Oh. Yeah. My father was fifty years old when he had me, he was born in one, thousand, nine thirty, so his style of this, but was much different than mine. I have four kids myself and it's far different than the way I spend my own kids. And I know that you have I. Actually had a Shawn Stockman on here from boys to men. He hasn't sold autism. I know you have a son with special needs as well. When did you first realize? That your son was special needs. And what kind of advice for other parents out there that are just finding out their kids or special needs. Listen it. It was one of those things that happened we realized that are fairly early on three four years three years old..
"al roker" Discussed on First Class Fatherhood
"Welcome. Everybody sold three hundred and seventy seven of the podcast. I am happy as always to be here with you for stopping Biden. If this is your first time listening to the PODCAST, please get over there and nets. Try, but you do not want to miss any action coming you away right here on first. Place Fatherhood. Right Dad's I've got a phenomenal guess for you. Guys. Today at roker is a legendary weatherman who has been a weather forecast there since nineteen seventy four. He is the face of NBC's Today Show and also co anchor on third hour today. Nobody does the weather quite like Al Roker he's got a personality that has just built for TV. He has been with NBC for over forty years. He has been the host of the macy's Thanksgiving Day parade coverage for NBC since one thousand, nine, hundred five. He is also the author of several books including brand new one that's. That's dropping later this month on July. Twenty eighth titled You Look so much better in person, true stories of absurdity and success. The preorder for that book is down there in the show notes Aoki will be here with me and just a few minutes, so please stick around for the interview and today's interview Al, roker was recorded on video and is available for you guys to watch on my youtube channel so if you would like to watch the conversation between the legendary forecast myself, please subscribe to I last fatherhood on Youtube links in the description of today's podcast episode. Right and this will be my final episode of the podcast for Awhile as I will be shutting it down for the summertime. Be Sure you follow me on Instagram at Alex. school as for updates about the podcast and I've got some really tremendous news. That's coming soon I'm dying to announce it. I will be continuing to upload previous episode of the podcast Youtube Channel. Channel, so if that is where you enjoy listening to the PODCAST, more content is coming your way the month of June which just packed full of really awesome guests, so if you missed out on any of them, you gotta go back and take a listen to some of the data. Stop by the podcast including boys commencing Shawn Stockman Backstreet Voicing Nick Carter Medal of. Of Honor? Recipient Matthew Williams Secretary of State, Mike, Pompeo, Actors Dean Cain and Kenny Jonsson Comedian Joel McHale, and so many others. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, so all of your listeners out there to continue to show only so much support and love. This podcast really means the world to me and it wouldn't be anything without the support of you guys. Guys and as always please spread the word about this show to every father in your neighborhood or in your contact list. Let them know about the show. Celebrating Fatherhood Family Life Fatherhood rocks, family values rule, and every day is father's Day. Right here with me and I'm going to be right back with legendary weatherman als roker I'm Alex. you listen to First-class Fatherhood..
Louisiana, NBC And New Orleans discussed on Glenn Beck
"It millions are bracing as tropical storm very six back to to create massive flooding as it hits the Louisiana coast flooding is going to be a big problem on high risk of flooding throughout much of Louisiana into central Louisiana and all on into the south the with the rainfall rates three to four inches per hour that could overwhelm the pumps in New Orleans NBC meteorologist al Roker forecasters say the storm could dump up to twenty five inches of rain in the next couple
Al Roker slams 'nitwit' Governor Bevin over cold weather comments
"Governor Matt Bevins' says America's getting soft by keeping kids at home from school in extreme cold. The Republican governor of Kentucky has received some flak for his comments, even from NBC weatherman, Al Roker who called him a nitwit Bevin joins Fox News and explains what he means by his comments. I'm folks getting soft it in general, we are getting soft, and it's interesting. I mean, my children's schools were cancelled and guess what they did today. They played outside in the snow. So did most kids he did a little tease at the front end about these kids. And I it's awesome. They went out and shoveled people's walkways terrific. I don't believe those kids in Wisconsin froze to death. There are people who are freezing to death. It's very dangerous year ago at this time last January. There was a story that went viral about a town where the temperatures were expected to get a hundred degrees below zero with the wind chill factor. It went viral all over America. That's the. Town. I grew up in. I understand cold weather. Northern New Hampshire is a brutally cold place underneath the valleys in underneath mount Washington. I understand it's important for people to be careful, but we also are getting soft in America in anybody. That would question that is really not paying attention as indicated by some of the things we've mentioned earlier. The governor also noted that his comments on a local radio station about getting software taken out of a little bit of context in his opinion. It should be noted that in ten states folks, did not get mailed due to the extreme cold temperatures
"al roker" Discussed on Weather Geeks
"Al Roker is America's weatherman appearing on the today show nightly news and a host of other television in new shows over the years, he has a knack for channel in his honour charisma into many different media, including pinning a New York Times bestseller, dishing out award winning cookbooks and lending his voice to critically acclaimed movies today will learn about als passion for weather how he has evolved with the ever changing media landscape and how he manages his work life balance. That's today on the weather. Geeks podcast. Thank you for joining us today out. Hey, Dr thank you so much great with this. We're we're really excited about the weather. Geeks format I'm Dr Marshall shepherd from the university of Georgia. And we have one of the legends of our field today. Joining us on whether geeks Al Roker, everyone knows him. And it's America's weatherman out. I want to go all over the place. Today. So we know you have a new book out there. The ruthless tie. We're going to get all into that. Before we go there. This is weather geeks. How big of a weather? Geek, are you? And how did you end up in weather? Is it something you always wanted to do? Well, that's the kind of the irony of it all in that. I was like everybody else. I was interested in whether I watched the Weather Channel. I mean, the the weather forecast on my local channels, I grew up in New York City, but I really had no interest or desire to be on TV. The closest thing I came. There was a a local weatherman at w NBC New York. His name was Tex Antoine. And he was not only a weatherman, but he was an EMMY urologist I have been in the air force during World War Two. But he was also an artist and hosted an art show. Yeah. Back in those days, you were a master of all trades. Right. And and he had a character called uncle Wetherby and Huckle Wehbe was kind of a character that stood up. It was a like a not quite a doll. But it was almost three dimensional representation of him a cartoon version of him and for the kids in the audience. He would dress uncle wet be. Every every evening on the six o'clock news. And this is what you're going to have to wear to school sometimes be had a bathing suit and a and a beach ball. Sometimes he had on a yellow rain slicker, and I was always fascinated by webby. Because I was a bit of I liked to think I was a cartoonist. And and and so I just fascinated by that. But then I forgot about it. I went on to go through high school and went to the state university of New York and us we go which happens as a, you know, a top notch meteorology department. Yes, which I had no interest in whatsoever. However, it was a college. Roommate of mine told me take take intro to meteorologist with this meteorology with this guy because sometimes he enjoys the fruit of the vine on a on a Sunday night and doesn't show up for class on Monday. That sounds like a kind of class I want to be. So I took an intro to meteorology class. I took a an ecology. That's how old I am back than before. It was invited mental solid science. It was a college. Oh, we still have a very good ecology program at the university of Georgia. And I know your your fellow UGA Allama bulldog. Yeah. And and the Odem school of ecology is quite well known. Yes. And so, but again, I took these classes with no no plans of using it. And in fact, didn't plan on being on TV true story. My department chairman in the radio and TV department told me that I had after I took my first television performance classes at Roker..
Kim Kardashian makes another trip to the White House after zeroing in on the next prisoner she hopes to help free
"JR Kim Kardashian west not done with DC. She met with members of the administration, including Jared Kushner at the White House yesterday talk about the clemency process. Oh, Kim recently revealed that she's been working on a case of Chris young who is serving a life sentence for drug offenses. Now, the judge who convicted Chris reportedly joined Kim at the White House to advocate for prison reform. If you recall earlier this year, Kim and met with President Trump and was able to get Alice Marie Johnson released who was also given a life sentence for drug related.
‘House of Cards’ Season 6 teaser reveals Frank Underwood’s fate (Spoiler Alert)
"Am I favored TV shows on that flexes house of cards? It was Kevin Spacey's vehicle. Remember Kevin Spacey was the star. He started his Frank Underwood, buddy. Kevin spacey. Even though he's not going to be indicted by Los Angeles belief. He's off the show what happens to Kevin Spacey's character. Frank underwood. And this season's house of cards which will debut in November. What happens to Jeff? What happens doing he is assassinated? I'll give that to you. I was wondering for them all. I would say Steve they'll play that. Steve. Yes. Okay. He dies. He dies because I saw trailer today where she did he die. I don't know yet. Incorrect being assassinated as you tattle usually die when you're absent. Unless it's an attempt. Thank you for that. Yes. Yes. He dies because the trailer today. I saw Robert Wright to place guy Spacey's someday somehow makes it
"al roker" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from 23 in me a personal genetic service helping people understand what they're twenty three pairs of chromosomes say about their health traits an ancestry learn more at 23 in me dot com slash weight rubbing vr wbz chicago this is wait wait no tell me the npr news quiz hey abac missouri you don't need the three billboards you just day one build is here is your host at the chased by tori of and downtown chicago peter sega everybody conceal taken immediately of fun joe who today later on we're gonna talk to morning tv legend al roker from the today show about the new movie based on his novel which is about a guy on a morning tv show murdering everybody else on it which is totally not passive aggressive but first before we start we have to address the elephant in the room and that of course is the president's fake media awards i'd say it was an honour just to be nominated but we weren't even nominee and and and and given the work we put in this last year saying outrageously false things about the president like the fact that he's circles the oval office endlessly muttering i can't find the corner i can't find it or that when he entered the west wing for the first time the asked but how does it flat all that work for nothing all we can say is we are determined to make it to the red carpet next year so help our awards campaign by giving us a call the number is one triple eight wait wait that's one eight eight eight nine two four eight nine.