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"anna funder" Discussed on The Fifth Column
"Were sort of open to talking with Soviet Union. It's just it's a fascinating little history but there's a thousand books that we can talk about there and we will at a future point. Start with lots off. I just wanted to do one small Chris. I had to look this up. The Sebastian book is called Revolution. Nineteen eighty-nine you found that anyway floor in front honors. Mark is the guy who made lives of others but he has a new ish movie well like last year called never look away which starts in Nazi Germany and ends in in East Germany. Which is not as good but it is still very good. I think probably the best book that I've read on that subject. That is not a history book that I t t to Matt's recommendation about about The lives of others my same version of that. Which with that much enthusiasm would be Anna funders books Tozzi land which I think. I probably recommended to more people than any other book. Who's an Australian journalist? Who lives in Brooklyn now and Was doing work in in Germany. Long about two long after the wall fell but probably ten fifteen years in places ads in the newspaper wanting to talk to people who were agents and those who were victimized and the book that she wrote as a result of that is really really fascinating. And I'll leave it there but that that is a terrific book. So if you're quarantined and you want to read a book you'll I think grunted published it. You'll fly through is. Stodgy land. The heavier one on why it all ended is Sebastian's book revolution. Nine hundred nine. So there you go Camille. You got anything. You got any Recommendations on what kind of AMMO DUBAI OR What kind of barriers? To Kill Enough. Settle All right. Well that's ridiculous so we'll we'll talk to you.
"anna funder" Discussed on Eclosion
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"anna funder" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"I won. Oh I want I won you lose. No I was just like oh my gosh. Wow okay. That's over. I one and then everyone's like congratulations. Congratulations that's a great house. Oh Yeah right you just saw red. Oh Yeah my howls. Howls Miami? I don't want it and just wanted to win. What if you sold it to the guy immediately after for a loss cut a dog? I just wanted to win. I like winning and but then later that night you started thinking about his feelings and yeah I do. I feel sad that they they lost something they wanted and they put in the amount of time. I put into this which is a lot so I felt bummed out for them but also they're gonna find their house house. That's there's that's meant to be that they love but their family doesn't live next door that I know of right mind does that's right and we are going to be all Elon. Musk if you're listening. I'm sure you are for your huge fan of the show. We want you to bring your boring equipment over and we would like to to drill a tunnel from our house to Monaco's channel channel that's between the Channel And when we as boring equipment man he's not doing a judgment on your equipment like Oh. That's born yawn now now. It's a the actual mechanism bore a bore. Yeah into the ground. We need that. I would love a tunnel but you know what I'd be scared of that tunnel you were. Oh Yeah No. The only entry points were our our houses. I'd be scared of collapsing. Oh okay well. What if it was reinforced with some concrete with rebar Elon? Musk is doing it. All feel pretty confident bent not experience and channel buildings. He does yeah boring. Companies done quite a bit of boring all right. Well that's very exciting company company. Okay well that was a big update for everyone. H And r block all the pain and strife led me here. Yeah Yeah you're here. Okay Kerry I love that. She has spent so much time in Michigan and has reverie for it. Yeah she really likes it yes me like her more. Okay you like my home state. Wow that's very selfish view so she your mom Tom mccarey. Oh yeah that was so sweet that carry remembered it is sweet and it's so funny. Your mom has spoken so many words. It's about you to all these random. It's basically your worst nightmare you know like when you're a young actor in your mom's out saying you know my son it's pretty much your worst fear. But I'm ED vantage point in life. That is very cute off and I most certainly would do it. If Lincoln was in show business and I was meeting Yang show-bizzy speedboat. Do you know my daughter Lincoln. Yeah that's it's very cute. Okay so Dan you you touch on the Dan savage study about controlling for slut shamed safety. So I'm going to read. What dance exactly? Okay there's a study where they sent attractive young women on a college campus and offered anonymous sex and ninety eight percent of the guys said yes and they reverse that that and all the women said no then they redid the city in Germany and controlled for violence slut shaming rape and. They did it with computers and showed pictures and said you know. These people are at the end of the hall. No one will ever know. You won't be harmed. There'll be no violence and women were as likely as men yes. That's what dance. I believe there was a big difference but I do still find it hard to believe it was equal. Well I still hanging onto that bit of you. Just refuse to hear that part. No I mean do do you have that at all. Do you have any residual like it's one thing to learn something new but to like stomach it on a cellular level where you're like. Yeah I knew it I still go like I would expect the number to double or quadruple drubel. Or whatever when you control for those elements. But I wouldn't have predicted or expected to be on par with guys chair. I get that you guys are fucking. Vacuum cleaners liners. And they're fucking like holes in the Dir- you know just just my experience. A boys growing up is like you know these are called. ABOR hyper hyper these. These are college kids. So they're not they're probably not at the like sticking their penis in the dirt away. I think they've gotten over that part but I see see what you mean. Well you know I tell you when I was very young ice but my peniston the toilet paper roll holder share because it was circular and I was like Oh that might feel good how over you I was eleven and it was a circle shape. Seem like oh I should put my penis in there. Because that's cylinder. How did you even know? Oh about you already knew about you already had sex by then. Oh no not almost way later. This is the very short well owners. Yeah a losing only a year or two after you first started getting Boehner said so rare now on the yeah right well. Yeah I don I well It's hard to remember exactly. I'm sure I got that Boehner's all the time. I'm sure he got like Boehner's got Boehner writing that moped I told you and I certainly got bones but but the very first sexual feelings feelings were. I want to say at the end of fifth grade beginning of six great where I was like. I think I told you had a dream that I had sex with a rock on the way to school. What do you do not just like I had I used to walk by this huge rock in my neighborhood expert on the corner and I had no sexual feelings towards this rock at all but I had a dream where I had a boehner and I was humping the raw in the dream it was. It was pleasurable and I assume it was probably humping my mattress mice lease sure and then when I woke up and I had all these confused feelings like I had a desire to grind up up against that rock and then I walked to school that day and I looked at that rock but I didn't have any attraction to the rock once I saw it in person but all all that happens so I'm just saying something is like Gnawing at me. Yeah starting in Fifth Grade I believe and I mean I feel like Komo. Sixth grade people were like doing stuff under the bleachers by the wayside. If my mother at some point on her deathbed it said to me your three years older than we told you you are. I would believe I wouldn't be shocked because I was suspiciously bigger than everyone and then I had sex at twelve which may be really except fourteen or fifteen now. I'm just I'm not. I'm not saying I think that's what happened. But if she said that certain things things would make sense see. You think you're forty seven on my forty seven or so. We already established on the last fact. Check that you are actually actually younger. You look young only look a couple years older than me who looks twenty four mount true not true true yes it is. We'll thank thank you. It's not a compliment. Okay okay. I'm sorry I don't thank you and I'm and I'm sorry. What if your parents told you Monica? We have something to tell you. You're two years younger than we told. You also mildly believable right. Yeah Yeah but then I'd be like Oh my God that's great news. Fourteen or sites started kindergarten when I was two. Ah I would love what they said do you to go. We have something to tell you. You're of under kid. We want to tell you this before where we die. I would love that. Oh you're my whole life. I wouldn't be shocked at all. No one one set it with your really just twenty six twenty six. That was twenty six to thirty kindergarten at zero minus two mine in his two. That's not possible. I guess what if they bring a newborn baby to kick start putting you in a bassinet Richard that as well off sitting at a desk your first steps in third grade and now I was a wonder kid. That's right so I would have taken a map. Six months old any who I forget I was gonna say something. Oh I guess just sex. You had a so early. Yeah I apologize for what seizing a feeling that deserve like I'm supposed to say I'm sorry or I regretted or something but I don't no one's asking need to say that I think people are rightfully troubled by that. Well you can think of some twelve year olds where you're like. Oh my goodness the baby's yeah but I was five ten in one hundred and fifty five pounds. I mean it it just because you were a tall ends. I was already in the upper ten percentile of male sides. But that doesn't mean your brain was mature. Well I think in my case it was because I was under kid like the opposite. So you weren't a wonderful well if we could a kin and and you say wonder Kim I'm saying under kid I wonder if it's under kin or wonder kid I think it's I'm saying underpinned. Oh okay well. I think it's a German thing. Is Anna Funder under bar. I think it spell at the W. Right. They pronounced it. Just don't do that. I don't do accents right right right right. You don't do characters okay. She was in the Mickey Mouse Club. That's exciting all new Mickey Females Club. Yeah and that had Britney Spears Christina Aguilera Justin Timberlake Ryan Gosling goof go list goes on and on that's really where the lists stops. Okay now. There's a lot of people but I wish I was on it do. Yeah Yeah you would. You would have been great. Little loved loved it You would have played many miles a lot. Oh did they do look. I don't think they played. I don't know I've never seen a single episode. Ah We like Lovett and we wish we're on it but I've never seen single up so okay Tony Luca. He was on parenthood season to episode twelve called. Meet the new boss. His Song was called like love I'M GONNA listen to it. Yeah I'm GonNa love it you know that's where I get. Most of my music is watching. TV and then downloading song. I know I like this about you. It's a very cute thing that most of your music comes. TV shows you like well. I like it. Because there's there's a memory associate you connect a whole emotional tableaux to it. That's right speaking of that. I'll skip ahead 'cause she. She says that she thought they use the van. Morrison Song sweet thing in the scene and the Americans with the young fifteen year old. I remember a scene with the two to them and music so strongly and it was so impactful but it wasn't that song and then I looked it up and I don't think that's on is is in the show but this it's this song I'm GonNa play some of it. Wow this is great..
"anna funder" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"Everybody wanted to be a cowboy and wanted to go to Dallas and then the other thing we knew about United States was was the all the News Voice of America. Washington DC Anti Communist Propaganda Radio Free Europe and Voice of America where United States was being presented as exactly opposite of what we were experiencing now. Everything was very confusing to us us when we arrived there. We've never seen skyscrapers. We've never seen mountains of food in supermarkets we've never seen so many appliances lighters for home in one place. It was a shocking thing WANNA landed in United States as for freedom we knew from radio a Free Europe that you can actually protest the United States without being killed and this was a very very traumatic thing for my father because he had suffered a lot for protesting in a very a peaceful way and he said you see there. People can actually express their opinion and be heard by people in power. And there's no need to go to prison. There's he's learning to be tortured for that one. We left Romania. We left in a situation at which we couldn't imagine even seeing cracks. We knew that there were there were movements around the country again from people whispering but there was no way. Okay we can we could have seen a revolution coming. We have said our goodbyes to our relatives fully aware that we will never ever see them again. We also left with death threats so we thought that maybe we'll get killed anyway by the secret police in United States states so it was sort of the leave taking was more like a funeral for our family. It was very very weird. Very strange. And Surreal in its own way and then we arrived in United States. We were in an apartment that was rented for us by Church a Protestant Church urge which sponsored us and that was strange too because we were not aware of Protestant religion. We were so so isolated where we were. We had no idea about the development of world religions for example the TV went on the DVD was donated to us by the people from the church Christmas Day. And then there's there's here's the face of Ceausescu being shot against the warm blood running from him. His wife was well. Revolution in Romania flags flowing everywhere people under streets streets banned. It was a shock. I mean it felt like we are being followed by everything and I remember. There was the church lady who came with When Setia with the flower for Christmas and she was standing in a doorway those we were shouting and crying and dancing dancing because there was a revolution crying because it was so violent and and we were very very confused about what would happen to everyone there but then at the same time it seemed seemed very ironic? Because my father had worked for this he spent twelve years in prison hoping that there would be an overthrow of the government that that things have changed. And then after all these years of prison after we've been thrown out with death threats. They were happening and we were already in the United States All the regime's behind the Iron Curtain snooped on their citizens none with greater determination the East Germany. By the time East Germany fell the Stasi had collected one hundred and eleven kilometers of files on East Germans much of of what they contained supplied by informers spying on their colleagues friends and families. Anna Funder is the author of Starchy Land True Stories. He's from behind the Berlin Wall in the home. You couldn't hide from your children for instance because in the schools you know the schoolteacher will would say to the children in the class. So did the news. Readers have a red jacket on blue decorate on last night and your house. That was a way of chicken with parents. In that household had been watching Western television which was illegal and then reporting back on them like that. So you weren't safe in your home in your school at your job in your church. Your Naptha. Everybody was being turned by fear really was regime a pyramid of fear to inform on other people but it was possibly people say the most Farah severence regime that has ever existed. I think there see I estimated that one in seven people was informing on their colleagues friends. It's families neighbors moment to come and for obvious targets deduction democratization of public festival in Berlin. You you have to imagine a place where there's no free press. There's no radio television anything and obviously long before the Internet. The only way the government's which it was a single party state could know what was going on would be to find out from it. Spies what are people thinking and doing. Is that disgruntlement anywhere and so on so it was information gathering and then it was blackmail so you could get people to inform for you and then you could control people by you know. The stories in my book are people who are excluded from education mysteriously wouldn't get into university and then even though you were straight a student and then after that equally equally mysteriously particular place of alleged full employment you wouldn't be able to get a job anywhere so lives were controlled and steered maliciously maliciously and people were punished for infractions. That they couldn't know that committed so everything and everyone was controlled. It was a paranoid state absolutely paranoid tonight..
"anna funder" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"Out of the looks very slow yeah of the inbound George Washington bridge that's going to be slow around thirty minutes they're heavy delays on the north and west side highway in the nineties from that crash of the north at home ever drive slow to George now the forecast in the W. CBS weather center partly sunny and warm the Santa Anna funder Starbird some beer is particularly north the city high around eighty six degrees clear to partly cloudy tonight lows seventy one partly sunny quite warm and more humid tomorrow hi Edie died on him but on Monday partly sunny I have ninety one feeling even hotter with the humidity again on here but on Tuesday a mix of sun and clouds alive ninety one skies are starting to cloud up here in lower Manhattan including them some darker clouds across the river here we're at eighty three degrees eighty seven in Yonkers eighty two in Norwalk and seventy nine in bell more W. CBS news time two thirty more than just a headline this is WCBS newsradio eight eighty a father is charged with manslaughter after he leaves his one year old twins to die strapped in a hot car while he goes to work in the Bronx nightclub balcony collapses in South Korea killing two people and injuring more than a dozen others including four members of the U. S. national water polo teams Italian authorities jail to American teams over the stabbing death of a policeman in Rome Yankees play the red Sox at Fenway at four ten Mets host Pittsburgh our game night broadcast begins at six PM right here on W. C. B. S. we got those cloudy skies in eighty three degrees on this Saturday July twenty seventh good afternoon I'm John Metaxas EE CBS news time two thirty one a father is being charged in the deaths of his one year old twins he apparently forgot they were in his car and left them strapped in the hot sun all day while he went to work in the Bronx city councilman Fernando Cabrera tell CBS to passers by were not able to easily see.
"anna funder" Discussed on Charlotte Readers Podcast
"Potato. I see a six hour miniseries. And I bet you could get at least a couple of scripts written. He joked, I'm such a dope. I can be intrigued by anything, but it wasn't reading because he was always looking for his next miniseries. Those projects naturally emerged from his book fueled obsessions. Hank said some of the best vacations. I've had have just been in tent up in the mountains. With a book is reading lists skew towards history and science fiction. Authors named as particular favorites. Include Anna funder, John Hershey, James Baldwin, Maeve binchy Sarah foul, it a Cal Hoon Bill. Bryson Dave Eggers Allen, I Philip Kerr a more towels and John scally. Scalise said that being publicly name checked by Hanks didn't seem to have any significant impact on a sales quote. But it made my editor publisher and mom happy, which is nice five books Hanks, particularly recommended number one the aspirin age nineteen nineteen to nineteen forty one a compendium of twenty two s as edited by Isabel eight collection of stories about events personalities between nineteen nineteen of the war. You read the forgotten men of her side, you just see politics nutshell, number two stone her by John Williams. It's simply an awful about a guy who goes to college and becomes a teacher. But it's one of the most fascinating things that you've ever come across number three davita heart behind potok. He weaves glamorous world out of these settings and the family superstructures and out of the social era almost always painfully painfully sad number four a world that only by fire. William manchester. You learn so much not just about the dark ages. But all the stuff that puts it into purely human terms, number five sapiens. A brief history of humankind by Yuval Noah Harari that fellow connected. An awful lot of dots network. I thought the book would be dense read a slog with a struggle for my brain on every page. I had a highlighter ready to Mark. The more payment thick paragraphs. I'd have to go back and re ponder instead flew through like it was a nonfiction thornbirds. Does that mean him getting smarter? Hanks with the kind of guy who said I went on a reading rampage. This was inaccurate only in that it implied. There were times when he wasn't devouring a book he kept his book stacked up three columns each six or eight books high a mountain that he was perpetually wearing down one volume at a time. When someone tells me, they finally read a book never crack, I take a wack out of a sense of challenge. That's how I finally read Moby Dick, the book, everyone pretends to know, he bragged in two thousand eleven I finally made it from Colmey Ishmail to it was the devious cruising Rachel than in her retracing. Search after her missing children only found another orphan. Okay. So we marvel at how many movies he can make an a year and yet he's reading. I have a hard enough time reading all the books for the people. I'm gonna have on the show here and doing other things as well and his mic movies in the process, some people. I mean, I'm gonna assume is a fast reader, I interviewed this Stephen Colbert back in the day when he was starting to show, and I smoked with to him and John Stewart about each other. And they both said they both really read the books someone's on the show they actually sit down and do they don't fix their way through it. One of the things we kind of luted to at the beginning before shift to Bill Murray. Here is this nice guy syndrome and the deal with that in the beginning of the book that everybody just you know, he's just such a nice cat. And he himself wasn't as if he was. Disappointed. He might have been disappointing. His his thought was and you quoted and then here is just boring. There's more to me than just being a nice guy. It's reductive, you know, sort of nobody wants to be known only for being a nice guy. He doesn't want to be a jerk. He's hoping that serve you'll find more to and then that kind of like in high school, and you're trying to figure out why they didn't date you. He's such a nice guy. Whatever. What are the things is so many people to send to me like when I haven't been to this. Oh, he seems like a nice guy realized for a lot of people that that's the wall that's end and saying well, why I wrote something called the nice manifesto where the opening lines of the book are actually. Tom Hanks's are really nice guy. Hey, wait. Where are you going? So and you're probably getting that feedback because in those books there has to be a little bit of conflict right to be a little bit of something that will draw people in. I mean, it's it's not exciting just to read about. The plane right ordinary, right. And the nice. So what is it about Tom Hanks that drew you to him besides his celebrity? Well, I thought it's the fascination of the mega star whose unexamined the, you know, he's arguably one of the most famous people in the world, but you know, sort of like people say nice guy, and that's the end of it that and it was fascinating for me as I went into it like things that you mentioned that sort of like you had this really troubled childhood where his parents were divorced. He was kind of raising himself and what kind of person like forms that. And what is like the mental landscape that makes it possible for them to become like who they are like, you know, you don't stumble into that. You've got to be driven to do it. 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"anna funder" Discussed on Published...Or Not
"First. So it was my first perspective and so I was interested in well, what makes good man to a bad thing, but and then what made in what was it on about that day that made this man do something so terrible. That was my beginning put. It also makes us vulnerable. If you know people who are involved in this situation, if you start writing and then sort of changed their opinions and such like it places you as a writer in a very vulnerable position. Yes. And I was aware too that it could place Wally in vulnerable position because as you can imagine an event like this is very divisive in a community. Well, especially in a small rural community where everybody knows each other. Yes, but this is the interesting thing that the nature of the people you say the protagonists were not archetypes, but complex and flawed human. Beings whose motivations were planted and who state of mind was contested by those who knew them. So you go in, we get a perception when a murder is reported and climate case close, we know who done it, et cetera. And we don't see any of the other elements associated with it by going into that rural town and investigating you're starting to see the implications, the background, you're breaking down the stereotypes, and I'm reminded of trim into parties in cold blood and NFL Anders stars eland where these individuals, these authors went into the environment and all of a sudden they started where Capote was concerned, almost found an excuse on it. That might be a bit extreme for the murders in as much as the murderers were victims of society. An Anna funder. Talk to those who were. In the Stasi, but they simply wanted to belong in some ways, though there was a justification in in some ways or a rationalization for actions. Were you expecting to find anything other or what were you looking for? I didn't expect to find. A justification for in did. I mean, I don't think you can ever justify killing three people that way. So I wasn't expecting to exonerate in or anything like that. I just was curious and about what could have driven him to these. And also it became clear that you pay to himself was quite a divisive figure in the community. You know he was, you know, he was his neighbors who I spoke to loved him, you know, but they would still describe him as a store, you know, paid a like two. He loved an argument wouldn't back down from a confrontation, but you know, he was loyal. He was intelligent will. This is the interesting thing about the profiles of these individuals that you've got. You've already started mentioning about in Jemison, and he was a stickler for detail in many. He weighs so that could have been affect in his Mike up plead a locker is fascinating because they were. Well, there's a background story was Peter and Mary. Would you care to highlight some of that? It was. It was by this second. Marriages and pita was came from, what is known in would have been is a pioneer. Family luck family had been something like seven generations. And so you know, a local, a local local, and but he had when he had begun his relationship with Mary Ann ended his first marriage that was seen by his own family as kind of disgraceful. And in fact, he wasn't in touch with any of his. Now he, there was a a lot of estrangement in that family. And I think that you know people who I spoke to said that was a source of great and continuing sadness for him. But Mary had five children and he lavished, you know, he and I became a substitute fan. We'll. Were a substitute family for him his so. They accepted him as part of their family. As far as I will concerned pita was part of it was innuendo in in some of what was. Going on there? Yes. And I think. I say later in the book that was to me, it seemed like pita had become this kind of scapegoat in the community that nothing was too terrible to ascribe to his character and. We'll let that speaks. Yeah, and impede I think because of the sort of person he was, he was not going to try and improve that impression of him. He was just going to carry on doing what he was doing and how he did it, and he would not try and grey shade himself with anybody that speaks thin also, too small communities and the attitudes and perceptions and stories they tell each other, it's almost incestuous in that regard that that the nature of the stories that are made up about people rumors that go round within a close community. And I think it also I think it will can also happen within. You know with the, you know, look, I live in Melbourne, very big city, but I have a particular community that I live in and. You know this, there are tensions and rumors and flare ups that happened, you know, in inner city Melvin as well. I mean, nothing that I witnessed as terrible as this, but you know, I think that we all have that capacity for doc nece and to what extent and that that's the fascination, because are we all capable of such a degree of darkness to to guide to such extent, to such an extent. I suspect we are. I suspect all of us are, which makes one of the reasons why we keep wanting to read this book or. Maintain and find out and work towards the end, not a, not a who done it, but we're still looking in some ways for our own psychology with a we are capable of such things, but but back to the characters, you got Gregory homes as well. These Mary son, return veteran
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"And warned americans not to go there there's talk that it some kind of secrets sonic weapon that's been making people sick cuba vehemently denies doing anything like that and there is no ever dense of it at this point so what is going on a reporter sara birnbaum tries to find out more okay full disclosure to me this sounds absolutely crazy but it doesn't sound weird to vince hatton the curator of the international spy museum in washington d c insane long past time and i'm telling abc's tom mess with diplomats of other countries particularly adversary conference let's go back to the cold war robert long programme it was created after the failure of bay of pigs let's was let's see i even have to try to cash throughout various methods castro was added scuba diver so one of the ideas was created an exploding shell that would be put on a reef near where cash for like two scubadiving it'd be so beautiful that castro would feel compelled to go pick it up and look at it and then it would blow up in though their ideas about he hit a radio address every week and the idea was literally be radio studio with lsd so in castro gave his radio address you would be tripping on acid and give wacky radio address on the one wanna follow him anymore and this one is my personal favorite one of the ideas was due to sprinkle his shoes with valium salts which houses your hair to haul out so the idea would be that castro's beer would fall out and then because the cuban people were so much she smile they would no longer want to follow him because he didn't abbas beard that one would have totally worked but if we're talking about sonic weapons that cause lasting damage may be a closer corollary is the spy dust from the cold war the styles see the east german secret police would use radioactive chemicals to track suspected dissidents anna funder is the.