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Filling the archives with stories from Black Silicon Valley
"We talked last week about how the stories of lack inventors were literally left out of the history books. Documenting the early internet now. A story about preserving that history in late twenty nineteen archivists from stanford university met in fremont california with over a dozen black engineers and entrepreneurs who had been working in the tech industry for decades. One of them was. Danny allan also been first engineering. Professors say some people in this class. That don't belong five of us thirty so actually wound up hating engineering. While to become an engineer. Alan worked as an engineer for bank of america and the electric power research institute in palo alto. He's now the vice president of global diversity and inclusion at sap labs stanford was interviewing allan and others for a new archive dedicated to the history of black people. Working in silicon valley henry low would helped build stanford silicon valley archive as a curator at the university. And he had realize that the stories of allen and others at that meeting were missing from the university's records to realize that there are substantial communities successful people who've not been fully represented. The archive is a. You know a bit of a shock. It's kind of sad disappointing. That that were at this position. But you very grateful to be be in a situation where i can try to respond to it though it had been inspired by kathy cotton. A longtime silicon valley recruiter turned archivist. She saw that. No one was telling the stories of the many black engineers and software developers. She knew were important to. The tech. industry's success. So
How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader with author Minter Dial
"I want. say congrats on your latest book. You lead how being yourself makes you a better leader. What was the motivation for this book. So just like in the same idea. Be yourself how do you do that. And how much of you should you bring into work. We talk about authenticity transparency. But is it about being radically transparent. Radically empathic and radically you totally you. So that was the question. Mark ahead in my mind as i launched intas but actually i started writing this book in two thousand and fourteen and at the time i wanted to be like the book of my life like everything full out work personal and everything in between and it took me a long time to Stu and come up with this line which is hopefully to change the way we lead a not just in business but ourselves because in the end of the day. If there's is huge lack of engagement oversee the previously to books haven't exactly figure that out and then to understand how we can bring more of ourselves feel engaged fulfilled and up bullshitting ourselves at work. Which hopefully has knock on effective leading everybody else to want to be with you. Yeah i mean. Starting in two dozen fourteen. Roughly six years was their their moment where it accelerated for. You does seem like a long time. But i know other books. People have written not you but other people could take ten years fifteen years sometimes so. I'm just curious if there is an unlock moment for you. Well it's great. You know like those more academic papers need lottery such things like that. No this was the actually. The thing that happened here was sort of blocking moments Blocking tackle i had. I went off to croatia. At thirty thousand words. I was like all excited came back wife about it. I've really got a big slug of all of us. Had something happened. And i had actually three big loud bazooka moment blocking me or changing the course of my direction which included a call from the television station. Pbs saying hey mental. Your story so great. Let's put on television and clearly. That wasn't part of what i was thinking and and i'm busy doing something else. Meaning internet this actually takes preference so i then put on hold when off that one and then a friend of mine killed himself and that kind of took on another path and then so i've had these different things that have happened anyway. I would say that the walk. In kensington park with a friend of mine who had been published kogan page was the catalyst to getting contact with them and they said awesome. Great idea really. Love it and next thing you know. I had a publisher and that happened of course before the old pandemic started. We'll let's get into started down this path. And i stopped you apologised for the rabbit hole but i wanna to talk about what you mean by you lead. You talked about authenticity radically being yourself. Tell us a little bit more about what you mean by. You lied so i. I generally feel that everybody has leadership potential and but a lot of times. You sort of like won't take away the responsibility and this listen to orders. And i feel like if there's such disengagement at work something is not happening so the of initial premise. Is you lead you and you need to be master of you. Which essentially means at its heart getting to know who you are and what matters to you and so often we go through life. Allan where we're doing what we're supposed to do getting the title on the business card getting extrinsic ideas doing following in my father's footsteps or not as man whatever and we're not actually in touch with ourselves and this is a particular challenge when you're successful often mail. You just think that this is the thing and so the one. I'm trying to really griffin to is to be in check with who we are as an individual and then once we have that established we get rid of some of the chips in the shoulders. Were more cognizant when we're being emotional and irascible and disagreeable and and potentially more vulnerable and then we can definitely model a behavior that the rest of the team might follow through with got it and i mean those sound like great things to do like just a better know myself to be more aware of my own tics and talks. Yeah why is this important for leaders. Do you think well on one hand. My feeling is that leadership is still wonky. If not a terribly wrong and the other hand i think that is much as some people want to be authentic. It's they're not sure what they're being authentic about and why they're doing it so very quickly you can be put off the course you can be doing something because you think it's good to do because it's like there's the narrative being sustainable development is great. Let's do it but there's no real hook anchor back into who you are as we end up doing so many things because it's good to do. Oh that sounds like a really smart idea let's do that and by justifying rationalizing all these smart ideas. We actually ended up frustrating ourselves. Because we're going to not get to want to get too so i feel like the issue is. We've all been to university a lot of us or you know educated and were reading even if you haven't gone university it's fine but with intellectual curiosity we we kind of think we know ourselves because we have that arrogance may be pretension says i want of course i know myself. I'm fifty six allen. God dammit you crack question me on who i am but i think we have this sort of absolute ability gloss over the details. I'm an executive powerful. And i'm excited. I'm confident on curious. I'd fine but that kind of describes everybody at some level to sort of leggings generic concepts that you want to project but who are you deeply inside and if you're excited about sustainable development can you not attach it to something that's more relevant to you for example or hopefully i'll have one day grandkids. Well i'd like for them to live in an environment where okay well. That's at least a more personal hook as opposed to the intellectual size that it was going to help our customers think that we're better people.
"allan" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"You will and just weeping with hilarity and relief and why god. My father just passed in april. This is a summary before it was like okay now. This is like god saying we have to have allen. Hang out with warren thomas. get them back on track. I was depressed. I was being negative ward. Thomas opened up my heart. He opened up my sense of humor. God bless them. I remember that those two weeks in san francisco with him. It was p your joy people forget i forget. Comedian sometimes forget that laughter. Like look this is a hosted on my computer. It's as because joy matters. It matters like that story matters like you laughing and shitting when your father just passed away fucking matters like get mad. It's seen one of the ways you can help. Someone has an arrow in their leg. We're going to take it out. I'm gonna do some bits while they do it just to get your mind off. That's the comedians job. That's why when. I was an altar boy serving funerals. I had to bite my whip to keep from laughing so much of it was so hysterical to me. Of course it was because you and make because it was so much sadness. You had to think of something funny. That's life that's life i. This has been great. I'm so glad. Alan i i sort of regret coming at you. Hot in the roasti mode. You're so much more than what. I thought 'cause i was like. Oh hey the we did that live show and you were kinda rough. You're in your persona. And i was like what live. Show remember. We did i. I was some live podcast downtown. La right right right. And i just. I came into this one being like. Oh it's hey the on shall we. He played aggressive guy. I think he's a guy Yeah there was an answer to of course know. Audience is an audience here. But we're not paying off so this is why like podcast. You can talk you know. That's what i'm saying. I guess what i'm saying is i. I love an opportunity. Go like of course you idiot. This is a deep sweep thoughtful wonderful man and a great way to spend my afternoon. Absolutely thank you and listen to skip intro which will be out maybe by the time. This guesses out. Yes it will be and you know you can always reach out dot com for comments. I'd like to hear comments or you know. I'm thinking of teaching the philosophy of standup wake. I'm seventy five or something. I love that what is what is it's funny. I was like people find this in in. Let's say sixty years. You and i are both gun. Give me the the haiti. Oh no no. I don't give it away for free. I'm going to write a book here. I've listen. I've told you about when i was a little boy. I almost Crapped my pants as an adult. I've opened up here okay. That's plenty for free year right. Well that sounds like good showbusiness advice. If you're good at something never do it for free. That's that's heath. Ledger joker that cartoon movie. You know. I saw he pleasure. Joe i gotta movies okay. Good not into the ones ical shit. I understand Well hey thank you so much. Would you say the catch phrase which is just how we sign off the guest believe you know says keep it crispy would you grace us with keep it crispy sure keep it extra crispy. Ooh like that last piece of chicken. John fidel kennedy. Thanks man lots of light. Thank you same to you buddy. Oxygen so crispy is crispy..
"allan" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"I'm al. You know 'cause there was a guy there named al. I love it. So i i was able to book a few gigs on my own. Just by hustling over the phone. I hope dahmer areas near this. Yeah i'm hers have had a great. Have you had come on the show. No i only know him a little bit okay. Well it's a great way to know him. Yeah interview him. And he's like off the cuff one of the funniest guys in fact when i've talked to young comedians. I ask them who their favorite comedians. You know many times. It's dahmer era. Yeah that's great. No the times that i've seen him not only was he funny but he was a very sweet guy too. I really can you tell me. I mean you have all these experiences. So many times at the seller hanging with these grades being a great One of the questions. We ask at the end that i love is. Can you tell me the time you laugh the hardest. I don't know if i asked oscar that or if you had a second thing. Oh you did you did. And number two in the first of all. It's many many times. Yeah sure i've lost it just laughing. That's a great Benefit of this business. Were in if you know if you have a good sense of humor. Sure but Warn thomas lloyd. Worn thomas comedian. San francisco i John ross comedian. Said hey my father just died. I was driving. Cross country is going to go to san francisco. Said you can use my apartment so very gracious. I used it as a permanent and warren. Thomas was a friend who is. I never met him. One of the funniest guys. I've ever met and we have laughed hopelessly together and and a lot of people say about warm but one time we're driving in all of a sudden i had to take a shed and eagles. What are you doing. i gotta get to a guest. Ed take shit and he started laughing and we pull in. And there's a guy there pumping gas and he goes. Hey i don't go to your can knock the gas pump out of your tank. You know it was. It was out of context but it was like comedian sedan. Hey i don't go to you work and knock the dick at your mouth. Remember african so hard. I had to like. I took my thumb. As i'm learning and stuck in my ass. So i wanted ship waddling to the place it i get into the bathroom. I barely get my pants off. Work like little jack horner. We could do it with it. But i made it in time but there i am shitting and west to the greatest pleasures.
"allan" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Yeah. I well what i hear. Not i don't want to spiritualize it. But i hear person listening for feedback from reality adjusting their interstate to best suit that feedback and finding a flow that that that harmony of relationship with reality to me is at the core of a lot of spiritual or mysticism. I'm not talking about religion. I'm talking about like. I am a part of a thing. I have a place here. I'm not a stranger here. I'm gonna find my groove and you know it by the feedback you get internally externally and that feels very beautiful to me. Yeah no i you know. i'm. I'm along with that but you also have to side hustle. What do you well I was a bartender before it was a comedian. I was a comedian silver friedman. Who would pass me at the improv heard. I was out of work. Because you want to answer phones here in the afternoon for reservation share and i was good at it. You know Hang on take that reservation okay. I'm with you. Hang on a minute. I'll be right with you. You know so was handling the phones. Well so a couple of times guys would say hey. We have shown westchester or comedian. Dropped out where the good comedians there. i say. We'll dahmer era. John does a- this new guy. Alain heavy is pretty good. of course they didn't know it was made it was ab well. How much is it and they go one hundred bucks. Go hang on a call. Habe at home and see if he can do it. Put the guy on hold. Go get a drink coke. Sip-it pick up the phone. Go says he can do. It was okay. Have habe the improv. You've got it. What your what's your name i go. I'm al.
"allan" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Remember what i remember all these adults just looking at me and laughing and smiling and the priest came up to me on the head and said you're almost as good as i am i and they all laugh because it was a joke but i'm white point. Wow brolin squeeze priest edition all my god. We got injected chicken me with comedy heroin. Yeah after that. I remember my first joke at the table. When i was a kid and i know what it all went away. So was the joke. Kennedy had been inaugurated. Jfk and the nuns told us deprave that he would be president so when he was elected we felt ownership as a kid. No i prayed really hard for kennedy. So he won and my dad was that we were having chicken. Made great fried chicken was one piece left. My brother and i both wanted a piece of chicken on my father said okay. What are you. Boys can tell me what the f. stands for in john. F kennedy's name. You can have the piece of chicken now. I knew it was fitzgerald. But i said fidel parents laughed so hard. 'cause you know fidel castro. My parents have so hard. They gave me two pieces of chicken. And i learned to. It's better to be funny than to be right. Was like an early lesson. See.
"allan" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Know i can't read your mind. I know i wish you could. It's filthy you know. I'm starting a podcast. Them down. i'm not gonna have guests on it so won't mess with yours. Oh really like bill. Burr style. I have a partner on. It's called skip intro. And we talk about classic movies and we just go right into it and musings about life and stuff so home in december. That's great what are your big film person. I'm getting the feeling big classic movie guy. My dad turned me onto classic movies. When i was a kid Old black and white Always loved him and you know contemporary movies as well. My dad would wake me up during the summer. At eight years old. He come into my room and wake me up and go. Hey come on carson's on you know so well that was really my my tutelage. That's an a told you. That comedy mattered right. I mean that's how i can be. Here's the thing. If he had molested me. I'd be an agent today but i anyway go. I would still be in show. Business is beauty of it they. Let's say move over. And don't tell your mother. I think i'd still be in show. Business very dark varies what you wanted. This is what you wanted to salty. Talk stuff okay now. I'm just going like do we keep it in. Do i protect eighty. No it didn't happen. it's a joke. What's you know what here's what happened. You have a daughter. Now you have this sensor thing in your head i do. I mean like things do change as you should as you should. When steve martin a great line he goes. When you're in your twenties you make all your cancer jokes. Then people start getting cancer. You stop making cancer right. I mean like that that is true. I found that way like people said go out and eat. This was a bit. I used to do when we did stand up will go out and eat when my wife was pregnant. Go out to dinner now. What they should have said was watch. Handmaid's tale. Now watch watchmen now watch mystic river. Now like there's so many things that are just off the table once you become a parent at least for me. I don't wanna see certain things. But that's i don't know well i you know i'm very fortunate i don't have children. I mean when i go out and run errands and just do the daily stuff we have to do to keep her life moving ahead long or go to the bank or make. Sure you have this. I'm driving to think how children people doing how i guess they have to consolidate their time. It's like i imagine it's a science. It's it's a. It's a whirlwind of chaos that i don't even remember valla i say this to each other all the time we go. What were we doing before. And it's what you're describing yet meeting your needs entertaining yourself having fun long dinners like you're not without an argument. I mean i'm only saying that. A joke i wouldn't trade it for anything but i have children. You can't imagine not having them. That's that's exactly what it and you don't have children. You don't know what you're missing. It's beautiful it's the great seinfeld. Then he goes people without kids. Think people with kids crazy people with kids. Think people that kids are crazy and they're both right and i. It's a brilliant job. Why no guys though. I don't see my friend anymore. What happened he got married. Yeah that happens like moves on and since they have a kid. I go of course not. You might seem used to seeing him like twice a week then it becomes twice a month and then becomes twice a year. That's just what happens. Yeah kids i. I'm lucky i. I remember being a kid. I remember what pain in the ass. It was just to have kids just to be the kid not only to be the kid. But i'd that's communist showbusiness among another a few big things that you haven't asked about await for the next interview. Just do it. Just talk about it. That's what i do just talking about what comes in your mind. When i was a kid i looked around and go. This doesn't look like fun. Well being a parent and not just my parents but other parents and families and guys that the parade would see. We go to the orange parade every year and they'd be these bathing beauties and desert. Hey that'd be. I gotta get back to the wife though you know you know site. Oh yeah well gotta go back to the wife like all oled. It's winning being married limit. You yeah but you're married. Yeah but i didn't get married till it's fifty three really. Oh yeah wow why why. Why is there was no reason to. There's absolutely no unless you want to have children. No it's funny the way we got into comedy. And maybe you had this feeling the way i wanted to get into show business from a very young age. That was really my goal. That was it. But there's some guys growing up. And i just you know i didn't realize until i was in my forties get. Their main goal in life was to have the family. Their job was second. They wanted to go job. Of course maybe had career ideas but the the most the primary goal in their life was. I wanna meet someone in raise a family. That was never important to me. There was never a desire of mine So you know. How old were you when you first got married. Twenty two married right well. it's interesting obviously. Was jesus saying pete. You need to get married. Well jesus said you you've had sex you you're a little ahead of yourself here. Maybe that was part of it for sure. But then i also look at like something. I can't say enough on this podcast. Say it every time. I think it is like if you're following a dream make sure it's your dream right so like we live in a society that is consumer based so it sort of has an agenda to make you. This isn't everybody but like okay. Get a job. Get a family and that family Contribute to this designed by staff like b b consumer like. That's so important in our world. That i wonder you see it so much movies. You see it so much. Tv's you see it. So much and church have a family. Have family only be a family. It's sort of a. It's an ideal of our country for sure. And i think there is have too much power way too much power in this country. Yeah that's interesting that they release these crappy movies like they alvin and the chipmunks movie which i hear are horrible films. They make three hundred fifty million dollars. Yeah because you have to take your kid you have to take your daughter to the teletubby movie or whatever she's into you have to take her appearance a need to say no to their children. We're not gonna see every crappy movie that you and your friends need to say. I mean that's what my parents said. And who didn't make a lot of movies for kids but it's a it's a burgeoning marketing. It's a billion dollar market. Actually my perspective is that. I'm grateful that there's good pixar movies. That i also like watching is if she wants to watch toy story for i also like toy story for us like in a suite pocket but when i was a kid bowing cool cartoons were those for grownups to Well you'd want should but you hear your dad laughing because they had sophisticated humor for mom and dad and we loved it because it was funny too. I love that. I love that. So what else am i not asking you. And what are the areas we got car. Gee i don't know how you want me to do the interview for you know. I want you to address the topics that you just dangled in front of a. I'm being a good you because you're not asking me about this as a mess. What were you thinking. I know here. The reason. I okay pete otherwise. I'm just going to ask you about god baby. Welcome to the show. I don't care i know. But tommy jesus. I was going to hell well. That was jesus to jesus tell them before we get to that. Tell me about if there wasn't area that you were like. I bet we'll talk about this. Please be be my friend not my covered a lot about stand up and stuff but it just the genesis of how i and this is another thing. When i was young very young. Boy i knew exactly what i wanted to be. Yeah i wanted to be an actor in show business. But i got a very early on in kindergarten. Well i went to catholic school and the nuns brought in these.
"allan" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"I would open at the bottom line in front of a different musical acts awhile and they go okay and they bring down the lights and comedian our navy. Nobody heard it all of a sudden. You're just standing there say. Hey everybody welcome to the bottom. Are you ready for good show. We've got a great comedian for you. Please welcome alan haiti. And i yes and there and then you gotta west. So i'd introduce myself they. It's kind of a hanky device but it worked during those grueling jersey club days. That's not a hacky device. That's the the clearest example of what i think the dysfunction or the wound that makes a standup which is like i felt like life was an ideal circumstances life so i am going to use my humor to make them better. That's what i feel like stand. Ups are so you. I don't really tacky. let me ask you this. You're in the eighties. I wasn't there. I see the football. You want there in the nineties either. I mean i wasn't doing stand up in the nineties. No i don't know. I know you're alive but i i started in two thousand and one. Wow yeah technically two thousand. Because they did. A handful of times in boston led on. I know dude. I feel the same way. You've been doing it twenty years and believe me. There's so much more to learn. I isn't that great. It's like golf racket ball. It's i would say. Gulf mostly racquetball. You just want to get hit in the back. I'd say it's probably very similar to the gulf by a play and never i've never played but yes. It's one of those lifelong things. I'm happy to hear you say that means a lot coming and you can keep your left arm straight instill knocked the ball into the water. So you know it doesn't always work that's right. That's what makes it infinitely interesting right. I mean i think that's what keeps guys interested engaged. If you could figure it out and it will stops. It stops being thing. It's no longer thing. Even dave chapelle is going. I hope this goes well. Yeah i know he he. He's hiding it. I don't even mean he's way we compartmentalizing it. You can't go out there and go. Hi everybody you can't be tentative. And what's that your book. And unless you're tommy tentative only like this guy stitcher of himself you know or whatever right right and i won't mention. His name is the comedy cellar table and wasn't working that night. For whatever reason. I was having a martini a gin martini. Which.
"allan" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Liked it but i learned to dress debt because it was what was happening where i was like. The fate of the show is now entirely in the hands of this after like like not just a moment but like the point of the episode. Is that this happens. And then he gets this job so we need alan to really do this in a believable way and when you said we were like talk about how greedy and trivial and petty everybody as materialistic and you said on christmas. When i was a kid you'd get a orange in n. wheel and you'd be happy or something like that and i would just like. There were so few scenes that i wasn't in so when i was in video village just watching the show happening gave me that sense of like. I'm not in control like i can't even affect this. So much of my riffing on that show was to sort of direct through riffing. You know what i mean. I try to get angry or try to get someone i often. I would try to get their energy up by interrupting them and basically what. I do almost budget trying to get them to mirror me. But we wouldn't use any of that. Be that a way of like directing timely and this was just haiti's on stage and you delivered that as the award i mean you beyond delivered and it was a pleasure and we cut it together and we had to drop all these parts but it came together really really well and i i just remember going like what an unfair position we'd put you in and then like to hear that you wrote on the plane and like anticipated making your own like it. Sounds like you did on madman to go ahead. Well i didn't. I didn't write a alternate lines on madman but i wrote subtext just like wers coming from and stuff but elk as a comedian when i registered to go. I know exactly. You don't have to do anything to help me get angry when a comedian is on in his dick is coming on to take my job that i've had and this means i gotta go back to fucking cruise ships. That's all i need. It's not easy to get angry like. This is my bread and butter. And this fucking you know. Pasty fucking does yes. No sarah silverman. So i was my fucking job lucky. Fuck the crowd and fuck everybody. It's real easy to get their own. Sure that screw is based on what. I was worried. Palma curio thought. I was doing when i would go to the daily show. 'cause they needed someone to be there when he wasn't there and that's the god's honest truth because he would miss days so they were looking for an alternate but like my being there he wasn't gonna let it freak him out. I was gonna say was going to freak him out. He would incorporate me he would rip on me. He would go out of his way to show that it was his house. And i'm just some weird doughy lithuanian. And then i was like what if this guy had a meltdown i took over. That's that's sort of the genesis of the episode mizzou interest and. I'm glad you didn't tell me about material. Because i would have had him in my head. Yeah that was art move not yeah not to withhold to withhold information you got to withhold you can say well this is just so you know and this is based on poem curiel. I don't wanna fucking here. That well was based on a paranoid fantasy. I worried about paul. It really had nothing to do with anything he ever did. Or said it was just i would still have that name in my head absolutely impulse in case he hears this anyway great warmer. Oh yeah yeah. Paul paul mccurry said really bad karma on the subway other than that. Well what do you mean. Oh if you talk to paul just next time you talked to pulse Tell me about of your subway stories. That's all say cots only getting harassed on the subway. I think he just runs into battle on the subway. Use telling you the story about what happened on the subway. And i let him finish historian said you had bad luck on the subway and he started laughing because that was my time with with john stewart. Which by the way one talk about a class act. Like i could tell you lots of stories there i am the lowest guy on the totem pole and worse than that. You're sort of the white blood cell with all the red blood cells like you're right. You don't work there. You're a guest on the stage. It's this weirdo uncomfortable. And he really did go out of his way to like talk to me and say thank you when i would pass off the mike and then when i got my talk show years and years later he was on the pilot or like the first couple of episodes he like i did interviewed him again on that stage and just like went out of his way. What a sweetheart. Tell me about him g. Yeah that's from the miller's crossing When i was at the twenty third street Doing my talk show on the comedy channel for my third season. There was a stipulation. That if i were sick or couldn't make a show john stewart would fill in as guest host. Oh i was so healthy. That year off. Wally pip of the yankee lineup. And they said they put in this guy. Lou gehrig your nightmare with getting the flu and turning on the tv was realize john stewart was not going to get on my show not gonna show because it's funny charming smart. In fact the ants me for writing job around this period. And i said john so i didn't like dire stand ups because they save the best lines for themselves. John you're gonna have your own show one of these days this is. This is not the road you wanna go down. I know you need money. You need gig. Trust.
"allan" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"Into it get into it. Get a pizza you dame on or under your undies and then never change your kitty litter box again with kitty pu club. That's pretty good. That sounds like a better life and for right now. Let's listen to the incredible alan. Hey boy i enjoyed them so much. He's so funny and so talented and so nice so please enjoy get into it. Sultry borderline sexy voice of alan wavy gravy. Small head of the zoo may be. Wow just hang on a second okay. Let me just you look at you and your goddamn studios. It's what are you kidding me. It's a garage now. If you turn off your off brand holiday content in the background on a minute you creek off brand. What do you watch in venus christmas. You salty dog. I just wanted to put up a good level behind me. Okay peanuts christmas christmas. That's what i'm watching over here. Really kids i do. I have a two year old daughter. I almost had six just out of nowhere. She's to feel six congratulations. Thank you nice nice to see you. Thanks for coming on good to see. I'm glad i finally got on the show. This is so nice such a nice surprise to koppelman. How did how did you ask him to help. Now i did not because they don't beg and i don't work people you know. What had your number for years. I never said me..
"allan" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
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"allan" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes
"You saw made it weird with the homes. Look what's happening. Where does this is alan. Hey i loved him on madman. I worked with him on crashing and he has been a staple of not just the new york but the l. a. Just the comedy scene in general but what wonderful stories about the seller about comedy in general about life in general hit so much more wisdom and insight than i even anticipated. You'll you'll see. I went into this episode knowing allen a little bit thinking we were going to be roasting each other and kind of breaking balls and all that. So you'll see kind of come in with that energy but that alan really disarmed me with just how earnest funny and sincere. He was so. I'm really excited for you guys to hear this episode unrelated to anything. I just wanna plug as a pizza. Pick ted lasso. Have you guys watch ted lasso. I don't watch the the trailer and for some reason i was like it doesn't look like it's for me and then i gave it a try and i loved. It watched it in three days. This is this is nothing. This isn't a sponsored. This is just me telling you wanna talk about a peace pick. Get into fucking ted. Laso should blew me away. I love it so so much. I wish jason today guys did after ted. Lhasa did this podcast. He did a long time ago. But it would have just been two hours of me talking about how much i love ted lasso. So there's a pizza pick. The other picks are the best way to support this show. If you guys like this always free podcast. It means a lot if you try. One of the pete's picks what keeps it's what keeps us afloat and it means a lot. I'm excited that we have a new pizza. Pick which. I'm very excited. Just because the name alone makes me laugh. Which is kitty pu club. Are you a cat person. I'm a cat person. I have a dog. But i'm a cat person and my dog can tell and you love your cat but that doesn't mean you love having a litterbox in your home. Literally the worst part of having a cat is the litterbox and kickapoo club..
U.S. state capitals, Washington on alert for possible pro-Trump armed protests
"Joe Biden's inauguration, House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff on CBS's Face. The Nation didn't sugarcoat his concern. Inauguration will proceed and will proceed safely. But there will be gatherings of individuals and those gatherings could to turn violent s. Oh, there's a very high level of risk and the high security already quite a Virginia man, Westley Allan dealer, was arrested by U. S Capitol police with an unregistered gun and more than 500 rounds of ammo at a checkpoint. He says It was a mistake. I'm not a terrorist of any sort. I forgot my farm was in the truck, and I want to do an unarmed security job in front of the Capitol because I felt like I was protecting something being a part of something that I needed to be done. Online ELECTION fraud Misinformation is down nearly 75% since social media sites suspended President Trump CBS News correspondent Vicki Barker for San Francisco based Zignallabs reports. Conversations about election fraud dropped
Virginia man arrested at Washington DC checkpoint with 500 rounds of ammunition
"In Washington, U. S Capitol police arresting a Virginia man with an unregistered gun and more than 500 rounds of unregistered ammo. At an inauguration checkpoint, W USA reporter Kobe Satterfield tells us Westley Allan Biller claims he came to D. C to do security for the inauguration for documents, a viewer pulled up to a security checkpoint and showed an unauthorized inauguration credential. That's when officers noticed program details on dealers Trump and asked if he had anything that could hurt the officers. Court documents. A dealer told the officers about the gun and was then put in handcuffs. The moment they said, they're going to search canine eyes. Remember that it was in the vehicle. You know, since such a rush that day, and I was really nervous I was I really was because I know there's different laws. I don't know what the laws are in D. C. He says. In Virginia, he's a licensed carrier and never meant to cause any harm across his state line dealer has been released from jail and will only be allowed into Washington for court related matters.
Virginia man arrested at Washington, DC checkpoint says it was an 'honest mistake'
"T O P s national security Correspondent J. J. Green tells US authorities are closely scrutinizing inaugural credentials after the arrest of a Virginia man at a D. C checkpoint in court documents, police say Westley Allan Dealer of front Royal pulled up to a checkpoint near the U. S capitol with a gun. Ah lot of ammunition and a fake inauguration credential. This is about 6 30 last Night at the checkpoint at North Capitol and E. Street Northeast, The Washington Post reports. Beeler called it an honest mistake, saying he was running late to his job. Working security for the inauguration, forgot the other unregistered gun in his vehicle. He denied having 500 rounds of ammunition. Bealer has been charged with carrying a pistol that is not registered in D. C. We was released in order not to return to the city except to appear in court or meet with his lawyer
Bills punctuate AFC East supremacy with thrashing of Patriots
"Buffalo patriots and this was a great one josh allen dance in his way into the playoffs visiting the patriots bills looking for the season. Sweep over the past for the first time this century and it started with a little bit of trickery. Four minutes left in the first quarter and look at that to kwan. Johnson taking the snap on the fake punt but bill stack in the box. But it didn't matter because watch just real smooth completing that. Pass keeping the drive going. How about that under one minute left in the first quarter fourth and one patriots forty three yard line allen fixed the hand off keeps informed software twenty two yard gain and the first down bills were having their away with the patriots in this game. After an here you go right here. You look at it. Allen dropping back dawson knox in their. Sorry zack moss. In there for the touchdown both bills lead ten three for the patriots score. Bills the ten nine fourth into on the forty three allen drops back. And here's the dawson. Knox keeping the first down three three on fort down in the first half. They entered monday with seven down. Tries few it's in the nfl that drive continues person. Go from the four allan with the play action. Finding smith in the end zone for the touchdown bills lead at seventeen nine and smith gets a nice little. Tackle buys line keeping them happy next bills possession. First and ten from the fifty allen drops back finding stefan digs at takes it all the way running by guys built twenty four nine heading the halftime and it was that kind of game and it didn't get any better for the patriots in the third quarter fills. I drive out of the hat. I intend on the patriots. Eighteen yard line allan fires gigs. And yuck walks right. In for the touchdown second touchdown catch the game for dig balentine. Jim kelly for the most touchdowns in a single season in bills history. Those thirty one the nine and then fourth quarter first and goal. He's gonna break jim. Kelly record on this play right here. Stefan digs third touchdown catch of the game and watch it again flex on that one bill bell not happy because watch it again and to strike and this combination between alan digs working to perfection right now and these guys were all smiles after the game. Maybe wait wait. You think josh allen the mvp stefan percent especially mine vp. Yeah right definitely for them. Goals brought to you by subway and the tandem josh allen and stefan digs set a single season franchise records in passing touchdowns and receiving yards last night. Giving buffalo twelve wins for the first time. Since one thousand ninety three thirteenth win would be tied for the most in bills history.
Fort Drum soldier held in shooting death of fellow soldier
"From New York's Fort Drum has been found in a remote area of New Jersey. A fellow soldier has been arrested in connection with his death. The army says 20 year old corporal Hayden Allan Harris was meeting someone for some type of vehicle exchange when he was abducted. Are no details about how Harris died. He's been promoted posthumously. Ah, White Christmas.
Interview With Roger Corman
"The word legendary is overused but in the case of roger corman. It's well deserved. Roger trained as an engineer at stanford but after four days on the job. He quit to make movies. He began producing and directing low budget. Independent films are getting the underserved teen market. What is films lacked in production value. They made up for imagination. And as roger famously declared he never lost a dime on a picture and he made a lot of them. From nineteen fifty. Five to nineteen seventy-one. He directed over fifty films. Everything from monster. Movies to biker. Pictures to his famous adaptations. The works of edgar allan poe. He focused on producing and film distribution launching the careers of some of the biggest names in hollywood including francis ford coppola jonathan demme joe dante and bringing films by autour like david cronenberg. Ingmar bergman federico fellini to america. Rogers sat down with history of harsh showrunner. Kurt sanga to talk about his remarkable career. You started off directing and producing low budget films in the nineteen fifties How did you deal with the limitations. Faced the early films. I directed i was beginning to director with short schedule and i did what i could. I absorbed films saying. I use certain camera techniques that i've seen before and invented some myself. Now i'm not certain. I really invented them just that i had never seen them in other films. They may not have been as original as i thought. Nine fifty seven directed something like nine films Including tack of the crab monsters personal favourite Fm didn't have a lot of production values. But it was packed. Full of interesting ideas. A what are your memories of that film. Well i remember specifically said didn't have very much money and i remember exactly. The crab monster cost twelve hundred dollars and it was paper my shea but it was very big and it looked pretty good but we were shooting at on the rocks at cabrillo beach and the waves were hitting up against the monster and i could see the waves. Were destroying the back of the monster. So i had to shoot as fast as i possibly could and from only certain angles not to let the audience see that. The vaster was being destroyed. Well we shotted speaking monsters. Tell me about the monster from it. Conquered the world well. The monster from saturn was based upon my studies at the university where i studied physics and i tried within the fantastic world of science fiction to be as logical as possible and i realized a giant planet like saturn would have heavy gravity so therefore a giraffe could not exist but a turtle could because it was close to the ground and would be able to handle the gravity so i had the monster built all about the height of my hand here and thus say was physically correct for the planet saturn. I was having coffee as they were setting up the first shot and beverly garland very hip. Young actress came up to the monster and she looked and she noticed that i was watching her
National Native American Veterans Memorial opens in Washington, DC
"Opens today on the National Mall in Washington, D C. It's the Native American Veterans Memorial. Native Americans have served in the armed forces in high numbers for more than a century. This is the first memorial to honor that service. Here's NPR's Quil Lawrence. The memorial is simple. A steel circle elevated over carved stone drum. It sits in the shade of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Kevin Go over, is a member of the Pawnee Nation and the museum's director. It's an article of faith in Indian country that Native American serve at a greater rate than basically any other group. So we wish for this to be a sacred place, not just for Native America. But for all Americans. The opening ceremony went virtual because of the pandemic. But here are a few of the people go over hopes will one day attend and sanctify the site. My name is Marcel Grande La Bull. And I'm from the two kettle ban of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. You know? I'm 101 years old. No in 1940 for Marcela Lobo was a surgical nurse at an Army hospital during the battle of the Bulge Well, In December. I believe it was 1/16 of December. The Germans overtook the American soldiers. They wondered about putting in a hospital so close to the front lines, but they did. So we were there in leisure. And we had both funds night and day. At the time of the breaks through the growth of the bulge. Lobo says her own community always honored her military service. Now the memorial in Washington means the whole country conduce this same to be AH, thought like it was a great honor. My ancestors were warriors. I'm related to rein in the face who fought in the battle of the little big horn or greasy grass that they called it. My father was a Spanish American war veteran. My brother oldest brother was a veteran all down the line. But some native vets aren't as aware of their own family service. Yeah, my name is Colonel Wayne Don don has served 27 years in the army, including Bosnia and Afghanistan. You know, for a lot of years, I thought I was a first generation military person came to find out is both of my grandfather and uncles. And served in a territorial guard during World War two. That was an emotional discovery for dawn and a complicated one not just native Americans, but on the other minority groups, ultimately that they chose to serve to represent their people. And also to serve a country that this, you know, sometimes. Didn't have AH would've proved to be their best interests in mind, but they're still still did it, He says. Now that the country is wrestling with questions about racial justice, he hopes the memorial can play a part. Army vet Allan Ho feels the same. He's native Hawaiian saw combat in Vietnam. Then his two sons served after 9 11, his oldest son. Nine. No. Ho was killed in Iraq and he wass Credible young man. He was an officer, platoon leader, and he was killed in 25 in Mosul, Iraq. His younger brother's the staff sergeant. His name is Locke or And the meaning for a knock or is a warrior who is brave and courageous. Those are the stories of service and sacrifice. He wants Americans to hear it. The new memorial for native visitors, Ho wants it to be a validation and an inspiration. And then perhaps, who knows? Maybe some young Native son who experiences that memorial for this first time, we'll be in 50 years from now he'll be that the president of the United States who knows Quil Lawrence NPR news
"allan" Discussed on The Dark Side Of
"We know edgar allan poe today. As the master of mystery the grandfather of horror. He was far from the first author to penn scary stories but po perfected the form to this day. The genre still uses some of the literary techniques he popularized during his lifetime. Edgar's way with words impressed. The literary elite. His work was published in numerous journals and magazines this legacy endured into the next century and his writing continues to strike fear in the hearts of modern readers but behind his growing success eggers. Personal life was filled with disappointment and despair starting with his earliest years in boston. Born in eighteen o nine to two struggling actors. Edgar poe was orphaned at just two years old after his father abandoned the family and then died a few months later. His mother died the same year. Likely of berkey laos's edgar and his two siblings were separated but luckily edgar was taken in by the affluent. Alan family who lived in. Virginia john and francis were childless. Couple who lived in richmond. Francis had always wanted a family. But john didn't he already had at least one illegitimate son with a mistress but john himself was an orphan so he relented when it came to at. Your the couple never formally adopted him remaining his foster parents. Despite that formality the allens eventually gave edgar their name making him edgar allan poe. though. John didn't entirely warm up to him. Francis dotted on edgar as the sun. She'd always wanted so edgar still ended up with all the expected. Trappings of richmond high-society elegant clothing fancy vacations an education from english boarding schools in the classroom. Edgar showed an interest in writing early on by eighteen. Twenty the eleven year old had already amassed a whole notebook of poetry with dreams of at one day by eighteen twenty. Three fourteen year old edgar had his first crush. He was infatuated with his friends. Mother jane stanard went jon. Allen scolded him. The boy fled to jane's house located a few blocks away. She comforted him an edgar loved every minute call jane his first purely ideal love of my soul during the following spring. Though jane became very sick physically and mentally she died in april eighteen. Twenty four leaving fifteen year old edgar inconsolable. He often visited her grave with her son. Edgar wanted to remain close to her but soon he got more than he bargained for at night. He had visions of ghosts in his nightmares. He recounted these twisted dreams to his friends while sleeping. He felt ice cold hands on his face on another evening. Edgar was jerked awake and claimed he saw an evil face staring at him. It was unclear if either apparition was jane. These visions though cemented edgar's fear of darkness and the demons that lurk. It edgar's phobia and first heartbreak. Made him an especially angsty teen. He was melancholy and quiet. Diametrically opposing his foster father. John was a rigid realistic man. Who had no time for romance or dreams. He recognized edgar's writing talent but called the boy. Wayward and impulsive. John often reminded edgar that he was lucky. The allens took him in and everything in his life came from their charity as for edgar. He resented john for those reminders. Additionally if edgar knew about allen's infidelity which seems likely it would have made him dislike his foster father even more looking for solace fifteen year old edgar soon founded next door in a new love their neighbors fifteen year old daughter elmira royster they fell in love and a year or two later the to got engaged in secret their parents especially admirers. Couldn't know her father didn't approve of edgar status as a foster child. The royster is believed. The boy was living off the money and status of the allens despite the disapproval edgar and elmira were devoted to each other. They remained secretly engaged while he departed to attend the university of virginia in february of eighteen. Twenty six seventeen year old edgar arrived in charlottesville excited to study foreign languages. The allens sent him off to school with only one hundred ten dollars to pay for books and other essentials for the year about twenty eight hundred dollars today. The university of virginia was unlike most colleges of its era. Edgar had the freedom to choose his own classes and boarding which was unheard of. He also paid little mind to the universities ban on gambling tobacco and alcohol so for all its academic freedom. The prestigious college prohibited fun. The young adults attending uva saw this as a recipe for disaster but iger quickly learned that. No one took the band seriously gambling and booze. We're everywhere on campus student. Transgressions often turned violent. Students regularly fought. And you'll each other. Perhaps as a result the university of virginia had a high dropout rate only ten percent of students made it to their junior year this month. The cards were stacked against edgar but he tried to complete his education. He was sometimes the only student to showed up with completed assignments by the end of his first year. Edgar was awarded the highest honors since he breezed through his classwork. He's used his free time to pine for his fiancee. Elmira and work on his writing edgar even shared his short stories and poetry with friends like many writers. He was sensitive but unlike his peers his reactions were often extreme one time. He burned the manuscript in response to criticism during another confrontation. Edgar got into a fistfight to calm his nerves. He started drinking edgar struggled to pay his way through college. Although his foster father was a wealthy man he sent edgar to uva with less than the required amount for classes and living expenses by eighteen. Twenty six edgar estimated that he needed at least five hundred dollars to cover his basic expenses about thirteen thousand dollars today. Edgar had already used up the one hundred ten dollars from the allens. He was all out of money. He blamed his foster father. John for setting him up to fail edgar needed to make money and fast so he started gambling around campus before long he amassed two thousand five hundred dollars in gambling debts equivalent to about sixty five thousand.
Qatar Apologizes for Airport Strip Searches and Pursues Charges
"State of Qatar says there's responsible for gynecological searches of passengers as an airport earlier this month have been referred for prosecution. The Qatari government has apologized for what happened. Our Middle East analyst Allan Johnston reports the searches conducted A DOE has hammered international airport involved women from Australia, Britain and other countries on 10 flights. They were told to disembark and then taken to ambulance is on the tarmac where they were subjected to intimate examinations. They would check to see if they had just given birth. The authorities were looking for the mother of a newborn baby that had been found abandoned in an airport toilet. Australia has said that what the women injured was appalling.
"allan" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories
"Poe had tremors he hallucinated and he chattered nonstop his pronounced forehead grew Pale sweaty. During one period of relative lucidity. The doctor even offered him alcohol and opiate for his pain. But Poe notably refused. The author never regained his senses enough to explain his disappearance or given accounting of the events that led to his hospitalization. Moran claims he attempted to get answers out of him, but the doctor couldn't decipher any meaning from pose delirious up. Then on October sixth Poe's cousin Neilson attempted to visit him but Dr Moran turned him away. He said Poe was to quote excitable for visitors. It's unclear exactly what that would translate to in today's medical language but mania and delirium treatments have been floated as possibilities. Later that night Dr. Moran claims he heard Poe cry out. For someone named Reynolds. Many have tried to identify Reynolds but to this day, no solid theories have emerged. A secret po took to his grave. Sometime before five am on paper seventh, eighteen, forty, nine, forty year old Edgar Allan Poe died. In his memoir ran gave pose last words as. He who arched heavens and upholds the universe has his decrees legibly written upon the front let of every human being and upon demons incarnate. Except that's probably one of Moran's many contradictory embellishments. He had written in an earlier letter that posed last words were Lord help my poor soul. which seems a more likely utterance from a man who had been incomprehensible for.
Pitbull Owners More Likely To Bite People Than Other Breed Owners
"Released by The American Veterinary Medical Association found that pit bull owners are ten times more likely to buy pedestrians than owners of other dog breeds were joined in the studio. Now by our correspondent Allan Palmer who's going to fill us in on these disturbing findings. Thanks for joining us Alan pleasure to be here Leslie. So we all know pit bull owners have a reputation for being ornery but it seems like this is the first time this perception is actually been back. By statistics know you're exactly right Leslie. This study uses key data points to profile pit bull owners as highly aggressive and Territorial and how do these researchers come to this conclusion that they're violent disposition and unpredictable temperament isn't just a myth. Well, I spoke to cash a Lucas the head researcher on the study. And here's what she had to say about the process. We conducted a retrospective survey of biting attacks by dog in the last seven years and a meta-analysis of our results indicated that a vast majority of them nearly seventy percent were committed by those who had pit bulls. In fact pit bull owners are nearly ten times more likely to bite pedestrians than Rottweiler or German Shepherd owners. Wow, and just
LeBron James and the Miami Heat: From Champions to Breakup to NBA Finals Opponents
"Brian Windhorst you have spent I think the last decade of your life trying to establish successfully establishing by the way that you are a lot more than the Lebron guy after knowing and covering him longer than any other human being in our business dating back to your high school days in Akron and then even through the time you famously up and moved to Miami to cover him there. So I just want to begin by apologising for pulling you back into the orbit of the same son we've been worshiping for now seventeen years well I wouldn't be here but for Lebron I, extraordinarily fortunate to meet him when He. Was Fourteen years old his move to Miami in open the door for me to come to ESPN. So I, Oh, Lebron immensely, and while all of us want to spread our wings as we get older certainly would never shy away from or or tire from looking at this this guy because he's been influential character in my life and thankfully and influential character in the history of the NBA. Yeah. That was incredibly well said but now it's time to get super messy because in this case in this series where there are so many different interesting storylines and angles, it does feel like past might be prologue. I want to go back ten years now. It is July ninth, two, thousand and ten and Lebron James is introduced to heat fans for the first time along with Dwayne Wade and Chris. Bosh introduced to the NBA really for the first time as this big three and Lebron is asked about his plan for winning championships in Miami. Three kings came down here to win championships. Not One championship to Lebron. Tell us about that not too on. Now. Now by. Not. Fix. So at that moment. How did the Miami Heat See Lebron era playing out? Pat Riley thought that that was. The Greatest Dynasty team that he had ever been able to be a part of. Better than magic and Kareem and James Worthy. Better. Than Shack and Dwayne Wade better than the hopeful teams that he had with the next with Patrick Ewing and Allan Houston John starks. He thought this was one of the greatest teams in the history of the NBA. He saw a horizon for a decade where they would be in the finals year after year after year and maybe they wouldn't win it every year and maybe they wouldn't win five six or seven Lebron said, but they would rack up. It was going to be his sunset team. He was going to ride this dynasty out and then go into the sunset and it was an incredible for years. It was one of the most prolific four year runs in the history of the NBA, but it wasn't that dynasty and Pat. Riley, has never one hundred percent ever gotten over.
NYPD should stop making traffic stops, attorney general says
"Officer stop making traffic stops Well, State Attorney General Leticia James thinks so. Her office is the dramatic change would prevent incidents like a stop in the Bronx that quickly escalated into a deadly police shooting. James, who serves as a special prosecutor in some police killings that stops for minor infractions, often end in violence, pointed give the death of Allan Feliz last October after he was pulled over for a seatbelt violation. James investigation, concluded the NYPD he was justified in using deadly force but also that it would never have happened if officers hadn't stopped them in the first place and trying to arrest him on several outstanding warrants for minor offenses. Attorney general's office is officers who are not in the NYPD traffic unit shouldn't be encouraged to arrest people with open warrants, but only to do so if they're a danger to the community.
NYPD should stop making traffic stops, attorney general says
"Leticia James, today recommended the NYPD stop making routine traffic stops for minor infractions. She says these encounters too often end in violence inside of the death of Allan Feliz. A year ago after he was pulled over in the Bronx for a seatbelt violation. James's office investigate certain police killings and concluded the NYPD his use of deadly force in the police case was justified. But they also determined the sequence of events leading up to his death wouldn't have happened if police hadn't stopped him in the first place and hadn't tried to arrest Feliz on outstanding warrants for low level offenses like spitting. His family is now suing the NYPD, which hasn't commented on the attorney general's recommendation yet
Robots Inform AI Researchers That They'll Take It From Here
"Researchers at MIT are hailing a breakthrough in the field of artificial intelligence today after their robots informed them that they'll take it from here for more I'm joined now by chief technology correspondent Allan Potts Alan. These researchers must be pretty excited about this development that's right Leslie now that the robots have a firm handle on at the MIT team is thrilled about the opportunity to kick back and relax for a little bit I spoke to lead researcher Dr Kim Lambert to find out more about this development. Here she is. It all began last Thursday when our team was putting the finishing touches on a machine learning protocol designed to sort toothpicks by size and color. When we received this printout from the Associated Algorithm and I understand you have a clip of the audio yes. Here it is. Hi everybody. We just wanted to say that you've been doing a great job up to this point, but it's time for us to grab the ball and ran with it. Wow. What an age we live in.
New App Lets Hikers ID All Corpses Discovered on Nature Trail
"Way we enjoy nature is about to change and it's all thanks to a new APP that's looking to make the great outdoors a little greater hope our technology correspondent Allan Potts is here to tell us all about it. Thanks for joining us. Alan thanks for having. Leslie. So tell me what is the sample about? Well, Leslie, have you ever been out on the trail and stumbled across an interesting looking corpse and thought wow. I wonder how that guy died who all the time just this morning. I saw body with a contorted leg during my morning trail run and I had no idea what happened to the guy well, there's finally an APP that seeks to answer that exact question. It's called corpse match and it allows anyone from hikers to runners to families looking to get outside the city for a day to categorize all the dead bodies they encounter on. The trail,
"Welcome to ghostly is the AMITYVILLE. House. Haunted. ghostly is a podcast that comes out every other week. In each episode, we take a ghost story or paranormal event in look into its complete history. Rebecca then gives us evidence proving that the story is real. In, my job is to debate those pieces of evidence in to get you the listener prepared to vote on if it's real or not. You haven't yet please hit that subscribe button and as always we are your host I'm pat and I'm rebecca what's been going on Rebecca wow we've been thinking about that book club. Oh. Yeah I didn't know if we were going to mention that. Yeah. Well, I thought maybe I throw it out there you know K it was something that came out when we did our Edgar Allan Poe episode many years ago and I think I'm ready to maybe start doing it. Are You I am but I would really like to keep it paranormal based. Oh definitely or or history based APPS I think probably a bit of both like no fiction. Well, I mean yeah. It's going to be totally nonfiction I. Don't know you're talking about. Yeah no I'M GONNA put a post up go society. I was thinking and we could you know see what people are interested if you guys have somebody else's. Yeah. Awesome. Well, we also have the trivia contest and that's still going it is so they could win their choice of any ghostly shirt. I'm not just saying t-shirt because, oh, I'm thinking you know if they want one of the long sleeve shirts, they could get that to. I don't know that. Okay. It's expensive but you know our listeners are. Well we've already had some submissions we have and and the contest is going on until August thirty first. Yep. So still time. Yeah. So you could enter grossly podcast dot com slash trivia or just go to ghostly PODCAST DOT COM and go to the polls area and you will see the menu were there's a trivia but yeah, and then while you're there, you can also vote on our episode today absolutely absolutely. So do we have any listener mail we do we So we're going to actually finish up. We had started on the bloody Mary episode with 'em J. R. J.. She had sent a second letter and I too many stories to fit. In one episode. So Michael Jordan has been through a lot. So we're to finish up with her second meets Michael. Jackson. WHO Know. WHO All right. Okay. I'm ready. I got that out of. Every time. Okay so she continues. Again, they had moved three times and then. Things started happening again several entities So here's here's a bit more Okay. So she says now for the unspecified weird occurrences that have happened in the last year. Doing dishes home alone with the kids as I have already stated the kitchen is on the second floor and that there are no walkways outside the window. able to see a reflection of self I'm guessing like in the window while she's washing dishes right behind a heard a man's voice say, what are you doing? Are You Doing I looked up to see if someone was reflecting in the window. No one was there when I told my husband when he came home, he said, are you sure it was a man's voice because last night I heard a female voice say hi, how are you in the living? Room? This is. I did that sound the hi, how are you because I, think the. Female it's. Not Like I. Oh, are you? Okay that's more like it. One Friday when I was at work and the children were at daycare, my husband was sitting at home from work. He was sitting in the living room watching TV when he heard a baby cry if I just ignored it because it was not coming from within the house all both kids were at school so the sound should not be coming from inside after a few minutes the crying got louder. So he got up to investigate when he opened the door to her daughter's room the crying stopped and nothing was in there. If you remember the woodall incident then you'll get a real kick out of my next thing I'm about to say since we had a woody dull. We had to have a buzz light year Dow to per my son he was more my favorite actually I have totally Awadhi. Doll. Tom Hanks. Fan Though. You're zero unpopular. That you don't really you want publicity to. Know, it's for real. Go ahead, I'm sorry one day during the quarantine I was sitting in the other room working on my laptop when I started to hear something coming from the kids room.
Interview with Thriller Writer Andrew Allan - burst 1
"Hi. Everyone may guest is the author of the wall Asher Thriller series you also right to grind house hulk. We've gotten talked about. He is an infomercial writer and director is also into wild cope movies making them I believe. And runs a website called daily. Grind House Dot. com I guess today's Andrew. Allan. Hi Andrew. Thanks for being here. It's Sure thing I love your resume I mean you're you're by it was fascinating to me because I love sill as well as books I assumed that you were infomerrcial rendered director before you started writing books. Yes. Yeah I, my career is little bit weird in the sense that I went to film school and then I, broke two commercials while I was working on developing movies and I ended up getting a job at the home shopping network, which is based here in Saint Pete Florida and. It's bizarre. Everyone presumes it is, but it was really great experience and I learned how to do a lot of things including sell on TV and that often into doing infomercials, which is selling on TV so and I have to say I love it as ridiculous as it sounds I it's great profession. Sounds. Really cool actually. What made you decide to do infomercials and what prompted you to start writing books? Money prompted me to start doing infomercials. Is You know we all need it. We all like it. But three Oris was. Like I said, I. Learned to basically sell on television when as at. and. That is a natural transition into infomercials and when I decided Lake Age San. I knew I wanted to make my writing or sorry make my living still riding in. If, directing producing commercials. In what was great about infomercials was at a Niche. So instead of just saying, Hey, I'M A. Commercial writer and there's ten thousand other people are competing with. I said been infomercial right better and maybe ten people on meeting with. So now I can like authentically say one of the top it from our show writers world and I've got a ton of experience done thousands of commercials in the ask aid and all that sort of stuff so. It's great and that's how that came to be the reason I started writing books. was because I I remember reasons when I was creatively frustrated had been making movies had been writing screenplays in. which were fun and some of them got made some of them did. But all of them required collaboration and I had reached a point where I didn't really want to collaborate anymore. At least for a while, I needed a break. And that's even on projects that I absolutely loved movie that was aching with my best friend and. Even then like we would get into arguments and about I just needed a break from that. So I wanted to do something on my own and that's when I decided to write a book had a story. Kind of kicking around that I'd never been able to turn into a script. I finally figured out how to make that work in book form, which was the first of Asher took and. Took it from there, the other the other part of that story is. I was actually reading a book by. A very famous author that we all know who I'm not GONNA name and Not to sound Eric and I thought it was terrible house like a weight. and. I actually caught myself saying I could do better. And? You know a very arrogant thing to save for someone who's never. But I decided to see if I could back up. And I think I did. unbelie speaking I didn't think I was right. Funny because a lot of writers actually do start offers those kinds of thoughts I do this. Anyway it wasn't even looking down at the writing it was in fact. The looking at the idea of being writer was more like this story is not entertaining be and. I know enough about story structure from screen plays and things like that. where I could look at this and say, really was about me thinking this guy should be doing a lot better for albig their name is and how much money. Yeah. You points for originality on coming up with a protagonist is infomercial writer. Director. But I see that you've drawn from your own background or at least I assume you have. Tell US little about wall. Ask How is it? He gets into the kinds of situations that would lead to thriller. Series. What I had to figure out. As. He is comes from my background. I did go down the road of right now and that's because. As confident as I was writing commercials in his confident as was writing movies I had no confidence whatsoever writing a book so I figured I ought to. Rely on everything that I could get off the so. And then plus the idea. Of Him being an infamous rider was intriguing. You know. I. Like all of us had written read million books about cops and lawyers and soldiers, detectives and reporters. That's great. People are probably doing it better than me. So let me try something completely different. And I worked at it worked because I think wall what I like about wall. What I like about these books is that he has to rely persuasion to kind of get by doesn't mean he's not physical. There's a lot of action in the books and But. But he is a true amateur sleuth who has nothing to do with. Justice and basically starts out he lives on the Rainbow River, which is a real. River Donnellan Florida about two hours north where I. In he's he's in the river because data's friend's house by the water and finds his friend dead on the Bank of the river. With an alligator in the process of Jim up. But it's clear that the alligator did not kill him so. One thing leads to another and the villain in the story overplays its hand. And attempts to kill. Walt. And it becomes very clear that he has to do. Something a balance it's no. A- paranoid. It's legitimate in in the Diet figuring out. took. Let's see you also, right. Does poke at the series also correct. Those books like you fun. Grind House. I I. Guess. Okay so Basically the Grind House was forty second street movie theaters in the Sixties Seventies in eight Times Square. And They Kinda just show like all the really gross horror movies the karate movies, all kinds of stuff you know movies that were generally looked down upon, but also provided extremely visceral thrill. And I love those movies I think they're A. A love cult movies, and so my grind house pulse series is basically me coming up with ideas for grind house movies, it putting them at goes. It's different than like the wall Asher stuff is war. Thriller Mystery Thriller Suspense Ryan How's Paul is pushed things over the edge a little bit more. you know there's more violence and there's You know just like you'd see in those insane movies and they're really they're. Their books of movies I would love to see. Yeah Yeah. You. Should check public domain deserves some really crazy things that you probably already know that. That's for sure. Oh my gosh. If you receive Nanos hands a fate. Badly. I had yes. Oh my God. That's all say about that. There's some movies that are just so bad. You have to see them. That's one of them. Well, that's a little part of my resume I produced Herschell, Gordon Lewis's last movie. Own Donahue Herschel is he's the guy. He was the first guy to put Gore in a move back nine hundred and sixty three in the movie blood feast. and He did other movies like wizard of Gore or girls and two thousand maniacs. E, Kinda started it all and he was. Low budget exploitation filmmaker and I had the great fortune of. Meeting him in basically getting to produce a movie for one of my heroes. While that's fantastic. That's wonderful To get back to Walt. Is there an overall story ARC in series? So the first book was really just a test to see if I write a book. Well and that feeling. Of. Really sort of rabbit story. There was a slight. Subtle hints. To where it could go beyond that story. Then after I thought about it and I liked the process and I thought the book went well and I didn't get demolished by reviews as like yeah I'll continue the so. As it exists now there's a three book. Arc. Where each is a complete story of their full length novels, but the villain is the same in the three of them. The Antagonists Casino tag is more of a secret organisation kind of thing than just one person specifically. So there's arc with that and then in between each novel. I, I wrote an Avella. And those are side stories, featuring walt and some of the same characters from the boat but not related to that big overarching story. So. Just kind of Nice it's sort of like a breather in between, but you still get to spend time with the characters. That's cool. Yeah. Most of those are. Rooted in the fact that. Waltz basically best friend up on the river where he lives. Dining digi who is actually a criminal biker. And he's into all kinds of criminal stuff but he's just Kinda like one of those Florida Good Ole boys who are fun to be around and for whatever reason he likes wall is completely not of his world. So in the NOVELLAS. Those. Tend to focus on D. G. Getting Wall to do something for digi in that usually on the danger things like that, and and that's what cell shock which giveaway book for this interview is one of those things. Lead. US
"allan" Discussed on Daily Sales Tips
"Today's tip comes from Allan Langer. Allen's the author of the seven secrets to selling more by selling less that he wrote as an antidote to the numerous pitch trainings and teachings that have existed for decades, but simply didn't produce the results he knew could be achieved here. He is hey everyone allan. Langer here from the seven Secrets Center for sales and marketing and. And here is my sales tip for you. I call it becoming the expert and what I mean by this is perception. Is Reality Okay? You have to be perceived as the expert in your field, whether you are not so with today's attention span I just looked at some statistics and the average attention span today for the average human being is seven seconds especially online, so if there's someone out there who has a problem and they? They are looking for someone to solve that problem with product or a service. They are going to look to see if you are an expert and you have seven seconds from your standpoint to show them that you are where they need to have the perception that you are the expert. Let me give you an example of what I mean. Let's say I. I mean the market for Lampshades, and I, met a networking function and there's. There's well. There's two lampshade guys in the room so I meet <hes> both of them I take both of their business cards, and then I'm gone from the networking function and a few days later I think Oh, boy, I need to order lampshades. I pick up both business cards and I look at one, and says Joe Smith Lampshade consultant, and then I look at the other business card, and it says Steve Smith Senior lampshade consultant. Well now I. Don't really remember either person, but I'm going to call the senior lampshade consultant. Why because right there I am perceiving Steve as more of an expert than Joe simply because of his title. Okay, so you need to take a step back and look through the eyes of your customer to how you're perceived. Website on your company's website. What your title is! How are you perceive in your Lincoln Profile? Are you perceived as an expert in your field as an expert in your product or your service, or are you perceived as just another sales rep the perception right now. You have that seven seconds to have. Someone believed that you are the expert. Because once you do that, you'll have a much easier time getting in front of that customer. You'll have a much easier time selling that customer, because really you need to believe you're the expert as well, but the perception has to be there, and that has to be from the customer's standpoint. Okay, so that's my tip. Become the expert, the customer has to perceive you as the expert. And if they do, you'll have a much better time closing the sale
"allan" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"History. It is called the Raven and his written. By Edgar. Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was a writer and became famous for his dark mysterious poems and stories. His story telling inspired many later writers to write mystery and detective. Stories and Edgar Allan Poe's stories and poems often come to mind for people this time of year near Halloween as the evenings get darker Parker and spookier at girl impose born in eighteen. O Nine in Boston Massachusetts. His parents were both actors. His mom was an actress from Britain and his dad worked in the theaters in Baltimore. Unfortunately Edgar never knew his parents as they both died when he was very very young after. The death of his parents at grew was sent to live with his Godfather in Virginia. His name was Jon Allen Hyun Tobacco Oh company and was very wealthy. Headquar enjoyed writing. When he was very young by the time he was thirteen? He had written many many poems. But Edgar's Godfather Godfather wanted him to learn more about business and not poetry so that Edgar could work at his tobacco company. One day. He told Edgar not to focus in writing anymore but to learn about Business Edgar listened but not entirely while he was supposed to be learning business. Lessons he sneakily wrote poems comes on the back of his Godfather's business papers was old enough he went to college. He did well at school but life became difficult difficult for him at this time. His uncle gave him money to pay for school but Edgar also started gambling to pay for the rest. Gambling means to play games the chance for money. It can be quite exciting as people that play hope to get rich but it also causes many people to lose all their money and this is what happened to Edgar after losing a lot of money. Edgar ended up in debt. This means that he owed money to others and no longer had any money for himself around this time time. Edgar also had his heart broken by his neighbor and childhood sweetheart when she became engaged to another man Edgar dealt with his sadness about these things by moving away to Boston he continued to write until he published his first book in Eighteen Twenty Ninety seven when he was eighteen years old he also joined the US Army. His uncle helped him get a position with the United States. Military Academy at West US point but then he and his uncle did not get along and Edgar eventually left West Point to focus on writing full time as a full-time writer Edgar. You're traveled around to various cities and eastern America including New York City. Baltimore Philadelphia and Richmond. Edgar was quite poor or because being a writer did not pay very much money. Edgar got a break. When one of his short stories won a writing contest he began to publish more short stories eventually? Got A job as an editor with the magazine and Richmond. Edgar got married when he was twenty two to his cousin. Virginia he was common at that time for people to marry their distant relatives. Edgar wrote a number of mystery stories which were quite popular. It was these kinds stories that earned him a reputation as the father of the modern detective story..
"allan" Discussed on WCBS-FM 101.1
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"allan" Discussed on WDEL 1150AM News Talk Radio
"If i had an idea how suggestion i nearly said edgar allan poe called they get the rain and he said wire there's a lot from baltimore and posed buried in baltimore and i'm a fan he's said fantastic we'll do it on your heart that's all started yeah i have to tell you he's got the greatest crease site too you can southie what the arabian ansa i have like a half dozen beers all dedicated to edgar allan poe the one we have we're here is called the casc who ask of almonds hilado i90 adam yeah that too i notice it it it is called the cast but it's apparently is not cascades no no not at all actually we had a very good rating it's a beer connoisseur magazine and the reviewers said what a what a fine example double walk aged in wouldn't it yeah and i immediately wrote back to the editor said it never touched what it's totally stainless steel but it has a lot of nuances of wooded another flavors not in that beer i was wondering because and go ahead and correct me if you like to but a multilateral miti dog actually is a light sherry isn't it that is correct moon well this may have a little bit of that quality under simpson uh uh dry fruits i share paul katie in all of murdering coffee and things like that yeah i can lose a in there to discuss the knell award from the would the seals pass right yeah the love of god months for sore and if you don't know the story oh you don't know the story okay so i don't know how i tell people i don't know how to say a month to lotto no i know the story okay there's these two guys at one guy feels like he's been slighted by the other guy right okay you've got fortunate motto and they got mantra saw and so this much a sore feels like he's been saw beef been slighted by fortune out of coweta button but he's not going to stand for that so he's going to kill the guy and he's you know more him into his basement where he has a collection of winds and things like gentleman mucking to pull one on one which was stop this is important this is this is the basis for the beer fell off the.
"allan" Discussed on WLRH 89.3 HD3
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