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"aparna" Discussed on Couples Therapy
"Your data. Direct dot nature direct dotcom major direct dot com. Yep way before we go. I want to go back to something before four like i said any of us can do. It has been taking advantage of the fact that we that we are unstuck in time. Like billy poke. You started a question where you were like you guys are beloved and you started saying that and then i'm like no you into that and then i don't think you ever asked the question. Oh i don't remember like you guys being all off. And i'm saying that's all through depressed but beloved. Is it tough to i. I think that maybe it's well. I thought that maybe the question was asked. But maybe i think also that maybe the thing is is like maybe people. My friend who never went to high school got voted best personality in our your book. So i think it's just all they never. They never went like a to day. Miss the wata days as she got older best personality. So i'm just. I'm i just think that it's like maybe it's like this where it's like maybe people i don't know i think maybe if you like you just i don't know what i'm getting at but maybe it's just as idea that like i think that people are When you don't when you are depressed. Ambulance makes the heart refunder. Yes yes you don't really see you much. So they're like get filling in a lot of blinks. Ooh yeah yeah. 'cause i don't think apartment i've talked about this before but it's like this idea that when we whenever we say cuss word people are like say cuss word and both of us have said cuss words. Thank all the time where middle aged women were definitely saying cuss words. Yeah that's funny i. it's funny. I don't think you always like babies are like squeaky clean people. All right say you guys are the most christian to me the most chest. God you guys. Thanks for talking to us. Honestly because we came in a little frazzled. But i'm really appreciate this time. Yeah i believe like the original intention. Good vibes we immediately panic but then we brought it back. Though i felt like i was loeland. Gotta get some tinctures. Yeah and you know. I'm just really proud of how far we've all come. I think it's very relatable for what being alive feels like right now. Which is something upsetting happens. And then you're asked to go on with your day true drew you guys like want the website. Yeah but i kind of deduced from the name. Okay unless it unless there's a twist. I thought it was just naked Nature direct dot com. Oh yeah. I guess i did tell you way. I can hold websites like geo cities dot com right brad. Slash angels fires as nature's durant unlikely he'd been there and they send you an unmarked bottle of oil literally. Have no idea what today joe and apart. Thank you for bringing some joy so you are my tincture for.
"aparna" Discussed on Doug Loves Movies
"So then they can make a lower bid and so on and so forth until someone. Gets challenged to name that movie. Now, if you think you know what movie it is. Without Doug having to give you any names, then you can bid zero names. And if you think, you definitely know what the movie is and not only that you can start naming the actors from the movie in the correct order listed in Leonard's book from top to bottom not bottom up then you can bid negative names Aparna. Anyway. Thanks so much for coming. Well as probably a great time dimension, I'm terrible at learning game rules Oh will. That's the other thing I found over the years is when I have comedians and actors as guests, they tend to go that way more than they have their way they tend to not be Jerusalem, learning or remembering. which is part of why part part of what makes the person creative or stand up comedian? I think is you know is that sort of? Not Wanting to sit around and finding out finding out how all the rules were remember on at midnight beyond mayor and. Talk you through the whole the rules yeah. I would never pay attention you adjust. All the Comedians I would watch it happen because I was on the show a bunch of times, and I was always super into being competitive but I knew the rules I didn't need to hear it again. But everyone would just not a attention. Thing I don't know what it is about. You know I guess because it's the same people that were class clowns in school would rather you know ban get something going to sit in listening at were Doug, I'm wearing my at midnight shirt right now. My goodness. That is crazy. You GotTa let go of these canceled shows. I don't. Have so much swag they live forever in my closet. Jeffey there. I don't have any merch. About the. Sam started explaining rule so I, checked out. Picture your year off. That will sell Felt complete to me that seemed like he said it all. Yeah. Yeah. That's pretty good summation. And we'll talk a partner through it. You don't have to really worry about remember all that up. I'll be like your coach. Yeah I'm excited to be here anaccepted to be the first person eliminated. Not Really. elimnation thing like I think you're used to doing mea twelve guests at Christmas where we follow Yeah Yeah Yeah why you're listening to the rules you stay the whole time or as I like to say, we had to have you here. Let's start with you. The will let you go first at. Monroe game? From there we'll go to Sam in into Jeff. But first, let's take a quick break. We're. Back Let's give you three categories to choose from. Like the category. How do you like them apples? War. The basketball dreary. More, ice knowing you. Oh boy. Okay. I am joy out they. All sound equally appealing, but I'm going to go with is. Knowing you all. That's a great choice. That's my favorite of these is no. You is movies where Val kilmer appears but does not get top billing. Wow Wow. Ice Knowing? Played Ice in top gun. All right. So. Here's what you get from this point is going to tell you. That Leonard Maltin Review this movie upon its release. In the year. Two thousand. Five. That's live. Him At two stars. Yeah. and. Then from his review, he called this uneven. And also confusing and tiresome. Mad. And he named six actors. So I'm going to say to you how many does it take for you to name movie and then just the smart bid just say six I'll take all six Maine's. Another that way if the next person Sam, if he challenges, you know you either got pretty good Sean we'll do. I mean would six include Val Kilmer? would. Unless unless building was so low that he's not in the top six. All I see I see I see. Okay. Yet. Dan, going to go for the six. Very Smart Sam. Two thousand five you say done you were sure about that. I'm not crazy about. The weirdest thing happened like I'm sitting here looking at this tiny print and then. The Sun behind a clown or something. So suddenly got dark art. It's it's one of those rolling Brown outs. Natural changes. But Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's two, thousand, five thousand. All right I'M GONNA go negative three. Okay. So see Aparna Yard you don't even have to worry about anything 'cause now goes to Jeff. Jeff has to decide. Just. How much he thinks he knows about this movie and the trickiest part. The thing that makes I'm such a great player is he does this negative names bullshit and then also you have to know them in the order that they're listed according to Leonard Baltins books. It's maybe not even necessarily according to they try to base it on the billing in the movie. Some movies ability is different from the opening credits to the end credits so. Or Two names. Right next to each other and scream at the same time. So. Jeff, what do you think you can do about this? Well. I. Got to options right and I'm going to take the one that goes name it right. So Sam has to name the Mundi Oh than the top billed person second build person in the third build person and then if he succeeds in that he will get one point if he fails Jeff we'll get. Okay but either way you get to go first again in the next round of. Okay. So just sit back and listen to the magic of Mr Levin I'm not well. All right. I. Don't know about magic only did negative free because I kinda also assume that Jeff would know it and. So the third one may be the one that kills me but I believe the movie is Kiss Kiss Bang Bang starring Robert Downey Junior Val Kilmer, and Michelle. Monaghan.
"aparna" Discussed on TED Talks Daily
"I'm Elise Hugh and you're listening to Ted talk daily. In today's talk, journalist and researcher Aparna policy helps us reframe what we put on our plates. She explains how a more Western centric definition of what's delicious. Food creates shame around indigenous foods, and how that can damage our health, ecology and cultural identities. Let's fix this problem. APARNA shares. How take a listen to this talk from Tex- Capetown Women Twenty eighteen. Last year. I was living with this indigenous family in India. One afternoon. They young son was eating. At the site of me, he quickly hid his gary behind his back. It took a lot of position to get him to show me what he was eating. It turned out to be moth. Larvae. A, traditional delicacy with demaria indigenous people. I cried. Oh my God. You're eating these. I hope there's a little left for me. I saw disbelief in the boys. Is You eat this? Love, this is replied. I could see. He did not trust me one bit. How couldn't open educated women like the same food as him? Later I broached the subject with his father, and it turned out to be a mighty touchier fish. He said things like. All Oh. Only the son of mine likes tweeted retail him. Give it up. It's bad. He doesn't listen you see. We gave up eating all this Aegis back. Frying, I asked. This is your traditional food? It is available in your environment. It is nutritious and I can vouch for it delicious. Why is it trawl tweeted? The man fell silent. I asked. Have you been told that you food is bad? That eat. It is backward, not civilised. He nodded silently. This was one of the many many times in my work with indigenous people in India. That eyewitness shame around food. Shame that the food you to eat. The food that has been eaten for generations is somehow inferior. Even subhuman. And this shame is not limited to out of the way icke foods like insects or rats, maybe, but extends to regular foods. Wild vegetables mushrooms flowers. Basically anything that is foraged rather than cultivated. In indigenous India. This shame is omnipresent. Anything can trigger it. One upper caste vegetarian schoolmaster gets appointed in a school. Within weeks, children are telling their parents Yucky tweet crabs Austin full tweet meet. A government nutrition program serves fluffy vite trace now no one wants to eat readdress or millions. A nonprofit reaches this village with an ideal chat for pregnant women. There you go. All the expectant mothers are feeling sad that they cannot afford apples and grapes. And people just kind of forget the fruits that can be picked off the forest floor. Health Workers Religious missionaries. Random government employees, and even their own educated children are literally shouting in down at the indigenous people that the food is not good enough. Not Civilized enough. And so food keeps disappearing. A little bit at a time. I'm wondering if you. Have ever considered whether your communities would have a similar history around food. You want to talk to your ninety year old grandmother. Would she talk about foods that you have never seen or heard of? Are you aware how much of your communities food is no longer available to you. Local experts. Tell me that the south. African food economy is now entirely based on imported foods. Gone has become the staple while the local shark millet bulbs sent to bars are all gone. So the while legumes and vegetables, while people eat potatoes and onions, cabbages and carrots. In my country. This loss of food is colossal modern. India's stuck with giants. We eat and. Diabetes. And we have totally forgotten foods like huge varieties of tubers, tree sacks, fish shell fish. Oil Seeds. Molluscs Mushrooms, insects small, non endangered animal meets. On of which used to be available site within UH surroundings. Has this food on? Why are modern food basket so narrow? We could talk about the complex political, economic and ecological reasons, but I'm here to talk about this more human phenomenon of shame. Because shame is the crucial point. At which food actually disappears off your plate. For does shame do. Shame makes you feel small sad. Noteworthy subhuman. Shame. Creates a cognitive dissonance. It distorts food stories. Let's take this example. How would you like to have? A wonderful versatile staple. That is available abundantly. Noor Environment All you have to do is gather. It dried storage it and you have it for your whole your to cook as many different kinds of dishes as you want with it. India had just such a food called. This flower over day. I have been researching this food for the past three years now. It is known to be highly nutritious in indigenous tradition. And in scientific knowledge? For the indigenous it used to be a staple for four to six months a year. In many ways, it is very similar to your local Merola except that, it is a flower not of fruit. Where the forests are rich, people can still get enough to eat for the whole year and enough spare to sell. I found thirty-five different dishes. With. That no one cooks anymore. This. Is No longer even recognized as a food. But as raw material for LICO. You could be arrested for having it in your house. Reason shame. I talk to indigenous people all over India. About why Bahamas, no longer written. And I got exact same answer. All of us to eat it when we were dirt, poor and starving. Why should we did now? We have rice a.
"aparna" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"Try to relate but yeah I bet beings aim whole life and it's gotten to a point where I feel more comfortable with it than without it and luckily I live in one of the hot spots of the planet. New York City is a top ten places to have a panic attack. You know it's like up there. I saw US on. Ambulance cutoff another ambulance the other day. Perfect settings are accurate. I'm here with the person behind. That joke Aparna non-charter. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for having me before we get into the specific joke. I thought a good place to start would be just sort of give a sort of baseline history of your personal history with mental illness. And sort of how did it relate to your pursuit of comedy? Yeah I mean I think I was diagnosed with depression in college and I had taken some time off from school because of Issues I was having around eating anything. I just needed a break. Oh's kind of stuck in a lot of ways and Yeah that's so that's when I officially was and then I went on antidepressants. And it's kind of weird in hindsight because I think that initial boost from going on medication was what gave me the courage to try. Stand up because I think it was far far outside my comfort zone as an introvert but then when I started I didn't at all talk about it because I almost it because of the meds and stuff. It wasn't like as as president issue for me in terms of struggling with it so I think I didn't actually start talking about having like depression and having the flip side of it was anxiety for me for a long time but I just didn't have the name for it And weirdly I think maybe the anxiety has gotten more exacerbated by being in a career with a lot of Stressors but yeah so then I think maybe a couple of years in I had kind with depressive and started writing about depression just because it was the big thing consuming my brain and I was having trouble writing about anything else and then I think I tried it on stage. Just because that's all I had written as a reason and it resonated with people in a way that I wasn't expecting so I think I encouraged to explore it more but I think what kept me back was that I was like well. People you know are already great with talking about Mental Health Blake Maria Bamford or Marc Maron or yet Patent Oswald so. I think I didn't know if I had anything necessarily to add to the dialog so specifically had you had toward with Maria at that point and now at some point you had opened for her. Yeah I think I opened for her early on when I started in DC. And I think even remember one night before going on stage being like I have some jokes about being a quiet person. Is it? Okay if I do. I don't WanNa step on anything interest. Do whatever you want like. I don't yeah like go worry about it at all but of course it was like very in my head about it. Did you see her doing the work she does about that? And I wouldn't say like jealous. Know what were you feeling about watching her? Do that stuff as a person who knows who's dealing with who wasn't necessarily talking about it on stage. Yeah I think you I was just really inspired by but also in that way of like. Oh she's so on another level like I can't really touch what she's doing so why bother which is very much like a perfectionist thought but But Yeah I was like. She's she's so like good a nuance onset. The way she covers it that I don't know that I have anything close to that. Level of insight. You mentioned though you're dealing with certain things you weren't necessarily talking about it and wanted. It might be hard to describe what you were doing and I believe the first time I ever saw you which is just to New York anything. That big terrific and I remember just loving how just loving act and loving how sell you are and I have this vague memory of a bit where he pretended to be a muppet. Oh Yeah Oh my gosh I yeah that was like a long time ago and I don't even I didn't even remember that I did in New York because I remembered I had moved from La. And I was like I had done it there and it was so weird and like different from anything else. I was doing that. Sometimes I was like I really don't know what to do with this like I don't know if I can actually ever record it or put it anywhere so I think it eventually just got shuffled out but yeah that's so funny. What was it because I really have? Turner shirt around. Yeah it was just I had this hat and then I bought this hair clip. That was just like these. Two big googly eyes on either end so then when you put it on the hat it kind of looks like a weird face and then it and then I just like turned around so that like my hair was. It was almost like cousin. Ed The the hair was the rest of the face but Yeah I turn around and it looked like a muppet was very absurd. Character called muppet comic. What did you think of your act at that time before? You're doing this stuff you know. Two Thousand Twelve two thousand thirteen. We'll even early on. I think I had trouble like I would write jokes. And they would kind of be distinct things but I always had trouble like connecting everything together. And having like bigger chunks the medically so. I think because I hadn't done an album yet and any set I had recorded. I don't even think I had done a late night set yet so I really wasn't thinking in terms of structure very much. Everything felt like these distinct different parts. I wasn't even sure like what the overall takeaway was for the audience. Sir Anything like I was like. I don't even know what kind of person I'm really coming across as so I think when I started talking about mental health out at least helped me be like okay. These are like different aspects of your life or personality that you can kind of bring up in in more like ways that connect together. You mentioned that you started writing about it. Sort of out of you could literally your brain could not. I'm writing about this because I'm in this state. You remember anything of what that materials like the first time you were started doing it. I mean I think even in my joke book it just looks very much like a journal where it's just like the same circular thought over and over again of just like what's the point. Why are we all here at? This is ninety five funny and I think maybe I pulled out like one line that I maybe tweeted or something later where it was like. Sometimes I feel sad for no reason but then I'll remember the reasons and that kind of did well as a tweet so I was like. Oh maybe that's something I could like flesh out on stage so I think that was actually the initial little nugget. That turned into a bigger thing. I think that that way of phrasing. It is in this anxiety joke as well which is like. Oh I don't know why be anxious other than like the reasons. Obviously that was this version. Were now our do. Remember how this started the anxiety? Yeah I think The anxiety chunk star. I think it was an. It's weird now because it is. I have that line about opening a newspaper. And it's like the. The News has gotten so cartoonish that like the fact that this was in like twenty fifteen or whenever. I recorded twenty six thousand nine like now. It seems even more insane to be like. Yeah like no one can read the news now and not be anxious like A. You don't like it. You don't even have to have anxiety to really relate to but maybe it was the first time I really started struggling with performing on stage in like my anxiety was so bad that I was like maybe I'll just like talk about being anxious and maybe even if it won't be in the exact context of like being that uncomfortable on stage at least as a broader theme maybe people will relate to it. I felt like the the core is I actually find it. We had are not having Zaidi than to have it which I think it's a thing that at least I know even talking to my own therapists which is sort of like the. Lots of people have thoughts. These things are possible right. You could be hit by a bus. That's definitely possible. The thing is most able to not keep on thinking about. Yeah and it's also like to me. It feels like that thing. Where like if you live in York City? It is like being hit by a bus or something could just be like one little thing that happened in your day like it's not even that far outside the realm of possibility but then. I guess it feels like they're two types of people like the people who just keep like thinking about the fact that they could have easily just been hit by a bus that morning and then the people are like onto the next thing and I'm like I just don't understand how you can move on from that idea like the idea that you like. Anything is possible. Hit by a bullet like I'll the horrible things that could happen would even bring it up. Yeah I feel like I've heard that I would say you have a hybrid process of writing both off stage and stage. Can you talk a little bit about what that is what that's like? And maybe in the context of a joke like this. Yeah I mean even now that I feel like I have less time to write these days or just less time to think about jokes like I think it does help me especially when trying out new material to kind of have at least the beats fleshed out or like what I wanted to say or the overall structure what the joke might be and then maybe onstage. I can find like a new line or new angle or direction to go in but I do feel like I need that framework to think it out verbally. Yeah when you say a beat. How much of the joke is you know like? Are you like okay? I will say. Do you like Oh Mayo bring up newspapers and then like people that or you just sort of like okay. I have the beat. Which is you're more comfortable being having anxiety and for that part. I think it was actually the. If you're not scared you're not paying attention was the first thing I thought of that line and then I sort of fleshed out around it like well. What does that mean? Does that mean like when you read the news or like would like? Why's that true to you? Like I think I was like. This is so true to me. I guess it's weird to me. If you couldn't relate to so then I think the rest of it kind of built around it but that was I was like this line. Feels like it could be Like one of the beets. Yeah well it's a very like it's interesting because like it's kind of it's like wordplay but not like how we traditionally think of as much as it's a play on a certain sort of saying the yeah like if you're not mad you're not paying. Yeah I tried to find the earliest example so if you're not outraged you're not paying attention right okay. But it is about like injustice A-. Yeah Yeah and I think for me I was like I've always with that expression. I think I've always like had problems expressing anger and like being in touch with my anger so I'm like. Wow would that expression like how would you translate in my world giving it fear it's generally always feared it's sort of structure like an argument with somebody or you like you might say this but in reality like have you checked out fears work. Yeah and your head. Who is the person that you're arguing with? If I have a specific person but I guess it is like someone who doesn't have anxiety but I feel like now. I'm so like so. Many of my friends are comedian sound. I'm like I don't even know if I know someone like that but But Yeah I guess in my head. It was like well. Let's say not. Everyone audience knows weddings ideas. How would you explain to them? How would it is like what it's like in your brain or why you have trouble not seeing the world that way you know. There's a version of this joke that that is then four more minutes of joke or like to a minute more of jokes like completely like and now. I'm going to be doing. Oh the like a little bit of an act out with that. Yes yes I think. I'M NOT SURE WAY SHORTENED. It because they think that happens a lot world just try it a bunch of different ways and then will just end up one of the ways but it won't it won't even necessarily be like. Oh that wasn't working because I think sometimes it was but I just like was like I don't need this part is probably also there's more there's like yes it's like there's a rhythm of this thing that if you then like okay. I'm going to do a full of and then back to make more points. Yeah and yeah and I feel like there are some comedians. Where you're like and then they would do the full show and I think. I wish I were one of those comedians. Sometimes 'cause I was like that would be really fun to see but then I'm like I can't think just put in another tweet like socks.
"aparna" Discussed on Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
"Hello block the show in which a comedian comes on to play one of their jokes and then as because it's how they wrote it and how fits into what they're trying to do with their comedy. I'm your host culture senior editor Jesse. David Fox comedy is in therapy. But it does have a similar ability of reframing challenging experiences and feelings in a way that just feels lighter and more manageable it also gives people vocabulary to understand the hard to understand so considering you know everything I wanted. Rerun this episode from the Great Stand up comedian apart on Charlie about her joke about anxiety. The funny thing as sometimes happens on this show. I remember when she started doing this joke. Aparna MOVED TO NEW YORK FROM LA IN LATE. Two thousand twelve to work on totally biased. With W Kamau Bell around then I'd see her perform her deeply silly act around Brooklyn and then I distinctly remember when her material shifted. The the silliness was still there and parts. Banal was talking about her struggles with depression and anxiety. This episode was about that breakthrough Howard and comedy so connected to her history of mental illness. How're comedy isn't as much about anxiety? Depression people think and you know writing. Good jokes the jokes you're about to hear is from her debut album just putting it out there which came out in two thousand sixteen the same year. She did her comedy central. Half Hour special two thousand eighteen. She did a half hour special net flicks as stand ups since this episode came out in August two thousand eighteen. I just wanted to mention that right now. You can currently see Aparna every Monday co hosting a digital version of my favorite weekly new stand up show butter boy. Which Joe Firestone Higgins so here is a non Sharla? I have a lot of anxiety. It is a pretty solid part of my life and how many any stress heads in the house tonight. A good amount so usually people are just like we're scared but I actually find it. Weirder to not have anxiety then to have it because they feel like if you're not scared you're not paying attention. You Open a newspaper today and you skim. The headlines just seems cool. Know there's nothing to fear but fear itself. Have you checked out some fears work? Pretty much churning out the hits forever.
"aparna" Discussed on The Working Experience
"How much would you say Because you know in this particular in this era and not just this administration but probably in the last. I don't know twenty years. You might say things have become very polarized that that's been kind of the mantra. I don't know how I mean that's the surface I don't know how deep that goes but This is not just in the last twenty years but it seems like an and I think you can speak to this much better than I can. How much are people actually driven by data like if you just take something like climate change? The the lament of scientists seems to constantly be. It doesn't matter what we say doesn't matter all the evidence. People will not move on climate change. And that seems very partisan in broad strokes so Is it sometimes a battle to get people to drop their used? The word ideology what their religious beliefs. Or whatever you would put and say well look here are the numbers. Yeah is it. Is it sometimes hard to break through people's like preconceived notions and things like that? I I do think that that is true. I do think that you know people. And policymakers often come at it from an ideological perspective and an often do ignore data and evidence and pulling and you can present. You know everything to them and it's and it's really like no at the end of the day. I just don't believe that I want to do this. But but you know the success that I've seen with the paid. Parental leave work is that there is a way to break through that. I do think that when you present things In a way that also sort of allows them to align those findings with what they believe. So so for instance with the paid parental leave with the paid parental leave policy. I think it's Republicans have a lot of Republicans like Senator Rubio and others have often put families at the forefront of their policy. So you do see traditionally. They've talked about expanding things like the child tax credit because they say well this is really beneficial for families. And so it's always a but when you talk about paid parental leave. At least I would say three years back. There was literally no momentum on the right to do anything on that but now With with sort of presenting the data and the evidence that look this is really a struggle for families that this is really something that would ease the burden that working parents face that this is something that we can do in a minimally costly way. And it's really about you know how we design the policy that matters. You know that would that we need to figure out. How do we do this in a way? That doesn't burden businesses but that still benefits workers. I think if you change the conversation to allow something. That isn't always bitching one side against the other. I think it's always possible to make a breakthrough and I think what what was going on with. Parental leave was there was this You know sort of feeling that will. Parental leave was all about workers and businesses. Were not deriding paid. Leave then you know the into some extent they will bad businesses and that you know they didn't care enough about workers and I think if you come in and say look. They're legitimate costs to consider for businesses and a lot of businesses want to do right by their workers. But I'm not able to do it because there. Are you know actual costs to letting employees take leave to actually may be paying for that leave and and you know other other aspects of the policy that I think you you can get both sides to talk to each other so so i. I sometimes think that you know when a policy idea comes up from certain side. There's a certain perspective that that comes with it. That is not always appealing to people on the other side. But but I think there are ways to get two sides to talk to each other. That that does breakthrough that ideological divide. That does allow people to say okay. Maybe I'm not all in but you know there is a starting point and and that's why I think it's You know it's always have fault to have the data the evidence and everything ready to go. So that RAN POLICYMAKERS. Do come on board. That's not the time to be scrambling for the evidence and the data and see that happening with the climate. The climate change too. I mean traditionally again. You know we didn't see a lot of action on the right To do more on climate change but now we are. You know we are seeing more a more People on the right policy makers set of coming on board and saying okay you know. What do we do about this so so? Let's not ignore the issue. What do we do about it? I you know whether or not I believe in. Climate change is is irrelevant. You know we Rican still do something to address pollution and You know but but if we can do it in a way that doesn't Overly Hama businesses that doesn't involve raising taxes. And maybe there's a way to define a middle ground so I think it's always about you know. Let's have the data the evidence the you know the research ready to go. But let's allow people to find a middle ground to find where they fit into the policy. And how you know how. It's often a question of how you design the policies that you can address the concerns of both sides and not just one side and I think that middle ground always does exist. So it's sort of like just to kind of boil it down my own. Had like people have their ideologies. And then you have to say like okay. You're on the left. You're on the right years this policy. We have to try to make this work. So it's palatable to both sides yes absolutely you know. What are you willing to give you know? What are you willing to come to the middle for? I mean even within the AM Brookings Working Group. You know because we had people from the left and the right. They were often huge debates. About how long should the leave policy? Should it be six months at some people wanted or should it? Just be eight six weeks four weeks as as others wanted and so we realized with you know within our working group that there were people who talked very differently. But I think we agree to come together because the overarching concern. Was that if you did nothing then. You're actually you. You're not making any headway and you're not helping anyone so rather than be stuck at the extremes. We agreed to come together on a consensus proposal. That isn't ideal for anybody on the left or the right. Even if you approach our group members they have their own idea of how bad parental leave should be done in a huge disagreements. But I think at the end of the day if you can tell yourself well. What is the larger goal that you're trying to attain and if that is relief for working families of that Israeli for Barron's thank you ha you owe it to yourself and to the country and to society to to be able to overcome those differences and to come together? You know on something that may not be your ideal plan but that still gets the ball moving the ball rolling on this issue because there are many many more people suffering But the lack of a policy And we really need to do something. something on it. And so you really do care about your constituents a you know I think you have to bridge. Those divides and you have to agree to compromise. It seems like some politicians senators congresspeople. Whoever might say And I'm kind of thinking Chris. Christie popped into my head when he said he didn't believe in climate change and for some people. I'm wondering if they would be like luck parental leave. Yep Love It. It sounds wonderful but look I. It doesn't sell to my constituency or climate change are so I'm just kinda wondering how much does sometimes it's like I gotta get reelected and this is not gonNA fly in my district. And so what he wants from me. I don't know how much like my question is like. Have you run across people who are like look I? It sounds great but I can't vote for this because it's just a Republican and that doesn't fly or I'm a Democrat and look that doesn't fly and there you go absolutely that's absolutely true and it's not just amongst congressman. I think new you know there are good. Genuine debates to be had even within organizations and even within the think tank community. You know there are conservatives who feel like the you know the the federal government has no role to play in providing bad brand to leave you that too. Yeah run against her like it but this is not. This is not our job exactly. Yeah and you know and it stems from through this conservative concern about. But do we need more government? Isn't there too much government already. And if we if we now start saying well there's yet another entitlement program that we're going to offer to people and you know the concern as that. This is just going to grow over time. And so the size of government grows and we already sort of underfunded on other entitlement programs. And so what happens if you tack on a new one and I think these are all legitimate concerns And so you always have this. You know a trade off between well. What are the costs of not having a policy? And what are the cost of having a policy and against the against the. What are the benefits of allowing people to have access to per parental leave? And so what we try to do in the report is sort of be more transparent about cost. We actually set up a cost calculator online calculator. That tells you if you design a policy a with this duration with a certain duration level with a certain wage replacement. These other costs. How do we who's going to bear the burden off of these us? You know it's going to be. The employer is going to be the employees so in our plan we actually made it an employee payroll tax because we said we don't need new taxes on businesses but I think it's always possible to sort of look at each concern and Save A. What's the right solution? You know if if we are concerned about the cost of these policies ballooning up in A. Let's get an estimate of what the cost looks like if it's you know if it's something that's palatable to people then let's move forward with it otherwise. Let's think about redesigning the policy in a way that reduces costs for them. But I think you at least have to be at the starting point way. You're willing to look at you. Know different estimates. You're willing to save. There's you know there's A. There is a cost-benefit calculation And you know and I and I want to move forward on it. You're absolutely right. There will be people who simply want to ignore the issue. And don't think that we need to you know be doing anything and it's not something that Republicans and Conservatives should do and I think you know my argument to them has always been well. If you're not going to be part of the debate you know someone else will be an and if you if you diffuse to acknowledge climate change if you refuse to acknowledge you know the the burden that a lack of paid leave. Policies is imposing on the country. Then you know Democrats are gonNA come out and say well you know then? Are we of doing these policies is the right way? And then there's no counterargument setting at least if you open your mind to the idea that look the country needs these policies. And if I if I can figure out what would work for me. As a policymaker. What proposal am I willing to put forward that addresses a lot of the concerns that I have currently with other proposals? Then I think there's a talking point and there's a way to start that conversation but you know if people don't want to engage in the debate than I think the you know that that is a much tougher Process due to have to deal with big and I do think you lose out. You know I think those policy makers and the you know the party as a whole if you're not willing to engage on the issues because then you know some of the stuff that eventually passes and Congress will not be something that you are at all happy with it so so I would rather engage with the debate and say well. I don't like the design of X Y and Z policy. Rather than saying well I choose to ignore the policy completely. Because I don't think you know the government needs to be a bottle fed do you do you think your Fr- Your message reaches the the voters I mean. Americans are famously deaf when it comes to numbers charts tax like they. Don't you know like what you're saying to me right now? It's like wow. Here's the data irritated..
"aparna" Discussed on Yo, Is This Racist?
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"aparna" Discussed on Yo, Is This Racist?
"No but like it feels like probably you could find many instances where everyone is one hundred percent fine with this and yet they're still probably something wrong with it on some in level yeah right yeah or like When you go to like a salon or something and you meet women who are from Vietnam or from Korea? Everyone's just like susie Cindy Rally Kathy Right. And it's like Oh you definitely just chose this for ease of the clientele. You have to deal with right well a little. I bet with that because it's definitely what happened with my dad more than my mom is like like he has the most comically white name but it isn't a like a way to it. Didn't end up being for him like a way to integrate himself very. It's almost almost like it's like he knows that anyone who calls him. George he doesn't give a fuck about Lou fake name right. Yeah Yeah I mean he also doesn't give a fuck about many people but like it almost as just like I mean you can visit easier for you just fucking call me George. Yeah but where's the people who really know him again not all but yeah yeah yeah like. I don't know one calls him Jordan. No Chinese person right calls from George Right Sake. I kind of liked that as like a gatekeeper. Yeah he please people kind of at arm's length until they earn would no nos Yeah Yeah and as a counter not a counterpart and in addition but I do think it ultimately was isolating for him or is isolating for. Because it's not like oh you can earn your way in. I think no white person also George you know what I mean. Yeah and he lives in Michigan so most of the people he sees our right Dang George all day and then when he goes home takes off the mask. Yeah fuck it mom. Oh Yeah No. It's just it's just a thing where I was like. It feels like if the stated if the point is this. This is to help me integrate. For sure for my dad did the opposite. Wow I don't know. Yeah right I think if he'd just been like yeah this this is me I think he would have been better. Maybe maybe seventies does your parents emigrate here. Yeah but I don't know I feel like a Lotta South Asian people don't change. They dare say use GonNa say this name really badly because my parents both their names are kind of hard. And I feel like they've gotten every variation of renouncing. Yeah Yeah I wonder if they got sick of it and just I wish they had picked picked a buffer wondered too. They seem to be okay with it but even I got that when I started comedy where people are like you should try having an easier stage name and I was like no I feel like it. Oh man what would you have chosen now. PORNA- probably would have kept Aparna and then maybe just a noun of some. Yeah Basket uh-huh basket. Yes or just one name basket. I would love that comedian basket. Hey she kills. I do is like a Nigerian comic. WHO's like basket head or some- yeah they were sick of people butcher in their name and they're just like five basket head Puckett had the guitar player? Sure sure you're sure sure sure. Stage names are dope. Yeah nicknames I guess the stage name is just a work nickname hot take. That will get to pick yourself. You definitely get to pick a stage name and then everybody has to call you it. Yeah because of the Union I I like it goes on but I mean it goes on like your work documents as opposed to just like A. That's right right you know so. Is it fucked fucked up for the caller. I think it'd probably it's like one of those things where it's like. No one's man fucked up. Yeah but you know what you don't don't WanNa be though is the guy who's like what's your real name though that's true right. You're right there's no getting to the bottom. There's no fixing this shit now like let people. They seem fine and whatever. I don't know yeah. Earn your way in donor your way. Anyway I'm not gonNA earn your way in. That's okay no that's fine. You don't have to earn anything. I mean maybe maybe they're happier not having people Bush of their name. Every day I get real sick of All the variations. Are you real sick of being tammy all the time how will you get Tammy. Yeah People's is just blend the continents together in the middle. Oh my name and they'd just say Tammy. Yeah a lot of Tammy. I don't mind Tony Though. 'cause it sounds like to me that's like close. Yeah the dog Doesn't it just doesn't feel like I could live up to that pressure right. I got a pitch for you. Guys what do you think about ten simple one syllable you know just like ten okay. Yeah you're hard. It's going to be hard hard to make the switch all to it I would do it. a woman. I just met In like a business capacity emailed me it was like a blanket. Get email to email to say that she was no longer going by one name and going by another name and I was like Oh like I don't really know this person so this isn't hard for me at Paul and I called her by her new name the next to my son and she was like thank you so much like I think. It's just been awful for her trying to do it. Yeah 'cause I think like all of our old clients and stuff like they just know her for years rest and I was like I just met your ass. You can be standard. I don't care they called me and e t you've said Serwa decided that she were. Yeah I thinking yeah what up. Anti t gross. I don't like it when people presume. Familiarity yeah earned I am I. Am I same last name person though people always put a lot. If you have a short maybe passing. Yeah there's a lot of Andrews not a lot of and ETA's Oh my gosh. I signed we solve this problem. Sure I feel like we did a good job today. I feel like we S- weird a good job with with this shit. We got to the bottom of some things right. Yeah dating feel nine of them felt like super grey areas. That's true that's true. Yeah now sometimes they feel like real wild nebulous gyro and quit their job. moved to the woods. Change Your name. We only have very hard blanket like divorce. Your husband get new friends. Oh okay so maybe we should just say a few blanket ones of those. Quit your fucking jaw. It's your fucking job. Don't cut your parents off out of your life running yet mary yet. Oh Yeah Oh yeah the first one. Just don't just don't get married anywhere. Actually here's what you do. You bring the General Sherman. Going to have a replica plantation. You have a replica. Lacaille Union army through that mall foster free and people. Yeah I like that and then you've got to build monuments after replica monuments afterwards but to the right side of hard Let's see you're going to be on a new TV show. That's coming on apple plus. Yeah it's Called mythic quest and it's about a video game company Dope it's like a workplace comedy at a video helping companies very cool And people can watch that whenever they want. Yes yes I just described streaming television thirty cool. Yeah any other Thing you want people to find you on Segue. I'm on twitter now and and then later in a big way one of my favorite followed Yeah I'm a par Napkin on twitter and instagram. Yeah all right well yeah get them. Follows looks great. Thanks for having me anytime.
"aparna" Discussed on Yo, Is This Racist?
"Even if you don't if you even if you personally don't think it's weird. I think like you could say that nationally. It has been a conversation so I wonder if it feels like getting married at like the nine eleven memorial. Still Leftover standing sets from Schindler's list like that because the replica. It's only a replica right. But it's still the scene of a horrible what here's my potential. I guess like. Do you think some asshole built a replica. Plantation specifically to create this loophole. So I have a big southern house on a field old. But it's new. It wasn't a plantation but I was asked. What a replica? Because a lot of those was actual plantations. They started just calling them states or mad. Exactly so if you're going to build a replica of that style of home and property to put the word plantation voice is only fucked up. Yeah rather than just being like whatever era home A reconstruction era home is the term. No what what's the term Antebellum antebellum era. You could say that. And I'd be like I know what you're talking about. This isn't even being doc with the loophole unless it's for educational purposes only but then you shouldn't have wedding there right. It should be much more somber. Sure but there's I can't believe it's not a plantation now it less blood cheese as yeah 'cause there are those there those plantations that are like theme parks really and by black people and white people at work. They're like actors right colonial Williams right right. Yeah but they're like in a shed like making something like a blacksmith. And whatever and then you can come around. Take me and talk to them. This is Willie. He's the groundskeeper and they all of them are heavy propaganda about how these people were workers. They were part of the family. This was arrangement like none of them are real. I shouldn't say none. I'm sure there's one somewhere that's like. Actually this was fucked up but you write a movie about Some WANNA be black actor or not want to be like young black actor who's forced to take not forest but is doing their summer job as a slave at one of those those things you know I will and I will God. I forgot your name listener. I'm so sorry but I had a listener at a live. Show that you can be at That that was her job breath and she came up to me after and told me she was like so many horror stories. I don't even have time to tell you. It was at the meet and greet she was just telling me all the terrible things he said to her as she was playing like. Thank you know whomever you know. I don't know Yeah bonkers world. I mean people obviously have to do all kinds of Shit Christian at his racist. We did manage to make it all about work in apartments. Here talk doc work. Why okay so the question was is it fucked up? Yes yeah this is so fucked up. I think we Okay another Andrew. Twenty guests I work in a white collar environments Thankfully it's a pretty diverse Except we have this thing where we have people with you know African names and Korea names Chinese names And they are given like initial nicknames like Tj it mark I don't know if this is something that people do To hedge off Dufy way white people screwed up their names. Or this is some low key Your neighbors Toby Bullshit. Nonsense which read on this or am I reading too much into this myself. So love the show Take Care Bye we will. We will take care. Did it sound like the people are giving being themselves. They couldn't tell because I always feel like you don't give yourself a nickname. Other people can try try. Did you ever try to give yourself nickname now now because I think I had them before I was like wait I can I can rebrand. What were your nicknames like people just I I guess when you have an interesting name people sort of do weird things like Aparna would-be like parnes or porn Let's cute APPS APPS. That's cute. Did you like better. Did you feel like people. Were trying to get away from pronouncing your name. I mind it. It always always felt like it came from the right in intent. Yeah Yeah I've never tried to give myself one. I feel like there were all those people that during roll call called. They'd be like actually I go by this. Yeah I was always impressed. I was impressed by that to go by because lines pretty short and like whatever but yeah for for a stretch. When I was ten years old my initials are T. E. N.? And I really wanted people to call me ten good things eleven. I was so ahead of time. That didn't take you were psychic and has all the time. Hey did I shave my head a lot. Yeah Okay 'cause so specifically this thing like my dad for sure got to immigration. I assume San Francisco. I don't know where the fucking landed point is. He was just like George and they're like four eight. Yeah he's he's named himself off when he was like twenty four which is like a common immigrant thing or you're just like George is fine. I don't know how we have never had some how he came up with. George Yeah no I did. I think he said George Harrison but now I think he's lying because I don't think he actually likes the Beatles really there's a chance he choked and couldn't think of any other like white personally he didn't realize he was going to have to well. I guess he didn't have to but he didn't realize he was gonNA pick a name. You just did. It feels like a choke from all George. George George T is a strong name 'cause yeah. My mom goes by is named named herself Alice Right. And you've said before that she just went to the as and a few my sisters Amy's Angelina and his shoot my mom. Just I guess we're not going past page. Twenty five called it a baby dictionary addiction so solicit all the babies. He's only one to learn names. Yeah Yeah Yeah I wonder if Well I guess we can talk about it either way. Like if other people at the job or giving people with non-european names yeah nicknames. It might be from fear of like messing up near name. Yeah but if everybody's cool with it what I mean. I don't know it definitely. He has like if we can learn to pronounce. You know all these German names and Shit yes feels bad but with no like.
"aparna" Discussed on Yo, Is This Racist?
"All right. Pretty Grim Shit isn't it. I mean it's just like when lo lower level person in a company's hierarchy or whatever you wonder how much change you can affect versus young Badly you need the job understand that I will say this. Every company is racist. Like the you don't have to worry about. I think my company's racist it's definitely racist even just by being if they're being cautious because they have racist customers that that happens a lot so yeah that is racist. Yeah Man do you think it connects that much to create it. I mean because again all three of US draw checks from corporate entities that some level level at some point of course we love them to do business with all we love business every everyone does every corporate entity does questionable shit. Yes thanks so we all have made some kind of peace with that. I assume. Yes yeah I just don't think When I try to think about what I can you know? 'cause what are the options being a complete the separatist from society. which is your right to do? Or if you're going to choose to work in any field You're going to have to find where you can affect any sort of change and what you have the power to do. That isn't necessarily a detriment to your ability to work and remain in that industry right so you have to balance it unless you're willing to blow unless something so bad you're willing to blow it all up but many out of headline and the situation to just be like y'all we were. I mean some graphic designer right So banner ads sounds like just be like. Hey we make really like we're making segregated banner ads or like White Only banner ads. This is racist. It's probably tough. As if he's he's the only one advocating for that viewpoint. Because I think part of the hard thing about pointing those things out is than the other party is made to you feel like they are the perpetrator which they are but they are racist. Even yeah you have to protect their feelings. The corporate the corporations feelings a little bit. Not You have to but it feels like you do. We are what It also sounds like he's a freelancer. Eat Maybe Solna rable vulnerable to replace you so I mean you say anything thing they can just be like. Okay actually. We don't love working with Christian anymore. I like what he's doing just constantly submitting people of Color in there like. Yeah it definitely keep that up. Just keep doing it. I mean I think if you WANNA BE Foley Center call you go the route of most corporations nations which is like pitch to someone that like. Look we all know we all prefer white faces. It's out of our hand. Yeah Yeah but just saying like you know. I just think it's good for business. Like like make the business case true like we're in a moment where this cool yeah. Diversity is popular be very disgusting but like speak to the fact Thera- a business play capitalism. Were just play it. Yeah maybe cite. Some examples of how seeing a representation of different faces aces will appeal to a broader audience and increase their bottom line. Yeah blame it on Gen Z.. Yeah the fucking Sumer Talk. They're called the zoo. I thank you know 'cause they're kind of a They're like a weird little. FEC simile of the boomers because they're pragmatic because they're they watch their parents go through The economic downturn of two thousand eight. They don't really like to like I mean. These are all crazy generalities but a friend of mine who was doing market research. Learned all this stuff about how they don't drink heavily like they don't really they're kind of like these meritocracy nerds like old old souls a little bit but also GonNa save it also like the art and content for them. It's just a series of noises and lip syncs right mortgage set of if yeah instead of listening to a radio drama over the course of like. At yes they're like. I could do eighteenth seconds. Cool but no booze cannabis. Only only I'm way way you guys are going to start to see a lot more If we thought Joe Camel was to worry about because he was a cartoon telling kids to smoke cigarettes watch out for all the You know youth appealing cannabis products anyway. You brothers babies. Excuse me my cartoon idea Doobie Doobie brothers. Babies babies of the DOOBIE brothers. They're so popular that had dooby. They're are not popular because they're old right but if they were babies would anyone know who they still have beards. I guess okay. Why don't you come up with a better idea that raisin babies they're just great are- grapes at work today Really love grapes. Yeah when we were in Andhra take a bunch of friends went to Columbia. That's right and everyone was eating these big ass grain golf ball size. Green was even. Count those grapes when I said did I ever grapes in forever right. Because they're an alien fruit. It was like a huge. What was it like a well? I Okay I ate one and only one because it was the kind of fruit that like sucked all the moisture. Out of your it was like the opposite of a great and I was just full after. I had one next COUPLA our build up on grape. Yeah it was great it was a big grape. Those grades the best grape it was the biggest grape. It was all it wasn't like super sweet mine was Tarso. Those biggest fuck is big and tart big term rape okay. Let's see. Do we want to work once. Let's let's break up the work ones. It's a non workforce break from work. Well it's not going to be a fun break in here we go So I've like lady well no way and so. We got invited to His light white peasants. Wedding on a replica. Passion he's marrying Mackerel and when we brought it up to his they make it less than a recent hairy on how Spanish because I it was on the fact that it was a success matter. I etter wow replica plantation. I didn't know those existed white so many it was like she was checking off a Bingo has his like I. I don't know why it's more uncomfortable for a white person to keep saying well you reach a certain quota Doubled back on what to call herself. She's like White Lady White woman. I don't know my wife Boyfriend. His white on his way like news relevant to the story. There's still a black person in the story. Yeah I want to know about a main character. It seems like the market no. She's got to be the fun friend. why why. Why is the black person getting married on the plantation? That's what I want to know. Yeah what's a replica. On ask her. I'm like everyone's to weirded out to ask right right. Because if she okay did is okay but I feel like that Kinda Shit happens all the time right. You're just like I'm just going to do this thing or you don't care for your wedding it so much money on your wedding. I I think it's fucked up to. I'm just saying I think that unless unless you're like incredibly fall down the stairs chill. You're not like no one is going like I don't care where we have the weddings thing that costs like thousands thousands of dollars. Yeah I think if someone was like okay so it's A. It's a replica plantation. I think everyone would be like wait. Like every black person I think ENA but I I guess not as evidenced by these people. Is there a way to have. What's the good part of the the house originally wondering if like what is there a good part like what could be the change in the replica? Reclaiming the space. Yeah Eh your head. Yeah well okay so earlier this year or whatever late last year oh boom home. For a month ago fucking time the wedding websites like the not Hendrix. They a agreed to stop Promoting plantation wedding content. So you can't like post pinterest. Can't like say like plantation wedding whatever over and like the not wouldn't list them venues anymore I see so think like as a culture. We've acknowledged that there's something weird about this. Yeah.
Brownface, blackface photos cause scandal for Trudeau
"Will another politician and another black face scandal only this time it is in Canada and it involves the country's prime minister that's right Justin Trudeau the baby faced Liberal Party leader and prime minister since twenty fifteen admitted last night to dressing up for an Arabian nights themed party in a costume that involved him darkening his face neck and hands with make up after time magazine published this photo prime minister Trudeau apologized it was something that I didn't think was racist at the time but now I recognize it was something basis to do and I am deeply sorry we have with us the reporter who broke the story on a per now combine piety of time magazine she's in our studios in New York City thanks for joining us yes things having a since this is a radio show and and many of our listeners might not have seen this photo that you've published yet can you describe for us yeah sure so it's on a your book page that has several photos from the gala and everyone is pretty much wearing most people are wearing some kind of appropriate of costume but the photo of judo specially stands out because he's the only one blatantly who darkened his skin using face paint. and this was at a party some time ago before he got the politics when he when he was teaching in a school right yeah this is correct this is when he was a school teacher. how did you get the photo I mean you're you're not you're not based in Canada right now so I heard about it as a source of gossip in Vancouver community and you know contact just source to see the photo and was sent the your Buck and yeah. so the Vancouver community people were talking about there's just like a line of of of the alumni of the school who was we will discuss it happening I you know I'd people who'd formally worked there parents former parents it wasn't widely talked about that a few people are talking about yeah okay so you confirm its existence with some people you have your hands on it you and the magazine decide to publish it what what did Trudeau's campaign say when you reached out to them great so initially they said we need to take a look at the photograph after being sense of version of photographs they pretty much immediately confirm that it was him we tried speaking to the prime minister's office directly we left several voice mails and from the phone calls but never heard back from them so we decided to go to the campaign. okay so then your prime minister Trudeau who we should say is fighting for his reelection right now he addresses this controversy on his campaign plane talk about that and talk about what the reactions been in Canada since you broke this right so their actions been pretty strong a lot of Canadian politicians and interest groups are talking about it calling upon him for an apology and so far he's been pretty honest and he's admitted to a a past event that mir is this as well. there's another event in in which she was wearing blackface makeup yes so during his address on the airplane he I admitted that he had worn black face during high school during a performance where he was imitating Harry Belafonte. this this is you've just begun your career time magazine is this right is quite a story to to start with yes that's true I stirred quite recently. or a time magazine reporter and Aparna Cumbum piety thanks so much for joining us this
"aparna" Discussed on Ask Me Another
"That more they do. That's home services. Start Your home search at Berkshire Hathaway H._S._S. dot com Tom it has already been an eventful summer in politics yeah between the twenty twenty debates and the president's battle over immigration. There's a lot going on and win. There's news you need to know about the N._p._R.. Politics six podcast is there to tell you what happened not to mention. We're hitting the road so you can meet all of the twenty twenty contenders appeal is GonNa join me completely crazy the N._p._R.. Politics podcast subscribe this is as me another N._p._R.'s our puzzles Word Games and Trivia. I'm Jonathan Colton now. Here's your host fear Eisenberg. Welcome our special guest. She's one of the top comedians working today she recently appeared in a superbowl commercial and stars in the comedy Central Show Corporate. Please welcome APARNA MANSUR LA. Well come thank you. I learned right before you came on the show that you used to be an N._p._R.. Inter in the D._C. Office yes. What show were you working on? I believe I was working on my gosh. I can't even remember I was a web interns. I kinda flow ditch or I think I mainly worked on. The homepage needs a lot of work yeah. It's the front. What do you call customer service the front facing right? That's the first thing judges everything. How long were you there? I was there. I guess it's per semester like for college. I was out of college college but you know I was figuring out life sure through radio radio and how did you like the environment of of the N._p._R.. Office I have a confession that I did not know that much about N._p._R.. Like I had friends in high school. Listen to N._P._R.. And I was like seems like something I should get in on so then when I started interning people would be like you know like Oh. I was in the elevator with you know Robert Robert Siegel was like how did they know because it's radio. I guess he just does Boko exercises in the elevator. I also read that you seriously considered considered going to west point. Oh yes this is a big one so I know very little about this other than West. Point is a military academy. Yes okay. Why did you WANNA go there? I think I the simplest way to say it is I grew up during the Gulf War and I fully was brainwashed by the military propaganda in such a way that I was like I have disturbed my country really yes okay. It's very very vulnerable to say that in Brooklyn I know because everyone's like she's a soldier. You better be fighting for the right to support the troops and the almost troops in the almost troops groups okay so you you change your mind though and decided to go to a liberal arts college the the natural alternative but what was the moment where you just stop this path. I ran track in cross country in high school and I the college I went to ended up going to amherst and they were like you can run for our track team so.
"aparna" Discussed on Ask Me Another
"From N._P._R.. And W._N._Y._C. coming to you from the Bell House in Beautiful Brooklyn New York. It's N._p._R.'s our Puzzles Word Games and Trivia Aspin other. I'm Jonathan Colton now. Here's your host. Oh Vera Eisenberg. Welcome everybody look at this. This is great. Welcome to ask me another the show that is bar trivia for people cleaning their bathroom. This is exciting. We've a great show for you. We have four brilliant contestants their backstage right now worrying about something they said to a CO worker three weeks ago but soon they'll be up here to play some nerdy games with us and one of them will become our big winner and we've been amazing special guests comedian parliamentary is going to be aparna actually came up in the Washington D._C.. Improv scene which I believe is the only place in Washington D._C.. Where you'll hear the words yes and I'm going to be talking to her about her career and her comedy one of the things I love about her comedy body is I mean it's smart and it's Ri- but also she talks openly about her depression anxiety in a very thoughtful and hilarious way anxiety depression are interesting topics to talk about on stage but I I feel at this point of the year right now in New York I can no longer tail if I'm depressed or if it's just the lack of light but luckily I live in New York so I'll never know never know I actually think New York City? I always think like why people come here. They're like what are you love with the most vote in New York City. Do you have tourists come here and they're like what are you love about being year sure and what are you tell them. Sometimes it's hard to come up with the convenience like there's so many great Broadway shows museums constantly going to museums Broadway every day as a resident of New York. I wake up in the morning. I hit to Broadway shows shows spend the night at the museum bacon cheese. They choose from a hilarious character. I think it is one of the number one cities in the world old to cry in public is wonderful to cry. No one bothers you. When you cry in public here? No one's like how are you doing. Are you okay. No no you are finally left alone alone to experience New York in any way you choose. I like crying my favorite place to cries actually on the subway because right because I am on an emotional journey and I'm going somewhere so you you know it's like multitasking. I'm getting a lot of things done and I like crying on the line. The line is my favorite line to cry. Yeah the Blue Line the saddest line later in the show. We're actually going to be playing a game about phone. Numbers almost sounds antiquated phone numbers firming with the way you get spam calls now. There is a certain different ways. They try to trick you like how about the ones where it kind of looks like your phone number over. You guys get those. That is the weirdest psychology like you might be like. I'm calling me. I wonder what I would say. I don't pick those up either. I'm like I don't WanNa talk to her. All I reduced trying to figure out how to get her to shut off all right. Everybody will play some games pick. Our first contestants will play a game about jobs. You know what they say. I'll work in no play makes Jack a freelancer first up Adrian Clermont. You'RE A MED student at Cornell L. S. that's right. Yes very inspiring a specifically to me because you said you took off about ten years and then decided to go back to med school however you enjoying the actual workload so something that a lot of people might not know. Is that the preclinical part the classroom part of Med school is actually all pass fail. We say plea equals M._D.. Which I'm sure everyone finds very reassuring alright Adrian when you ring in we'll hear this your opponent is Nicole Linden bomb you work in marketing for a software company and you love hallmark movies I do you I.
"aparna" Discussed on Let's Talk Bitcoin!
"We're joined by APARNA KRISHNAN APARNA. Thank you for joining us today. Thank you for having me excited to be on this so we're gonNA start with the basics. Where are you located and before you became involved with crypto currency? What's is your background absolutely so I'm currently based in San Francisco? I recently did a study in India to understand the scope both crypto currencies in emerging markets so I got into the crypto space sometime twenty fifty nine I was passionate about catastrophe had just heard about bitcoin. I wanted to understand what was going on there so I started by reading Bill Bitcoin White Paper and that pretty much led me down this rabbit hole so so that was in two thousand fifteen. What was it specifically at that point in two thousand fifteen was catalyzing events or was there a bubble of time? What was the thing that pushed you from you know not being aware of it or interested to being aware of it about time I think coming to Berkeley and hearing about how other people using this technology called Bitcoin I was more intrigued from an intellectual standpoint back then and just curious about the map behind it which is kind of what got me into it in the first place so oh you really did come at this from almost a purely intellectual standpoint because you're kind of right place right time to be exposed to all of those things exactly so when you did get involved with crypto currency? It sounds like you took a more academic approach to understanding it as your for interest evolved in it walks through your journey here so initially I started by teaching a class at Berkeley on crypto currencies. I started walking. Berkeley's education team taught a few different blockchain executive executive education programs and all that helped me learn a lot about the space something I realized through doing all of that was that people were trying to build on top of a corporal currency that wasn't scalable or was in private and and all the visions that people had laid out in this magic Internet money future were not really being built and so that kind of got me to think about the research triangle bit which is why I got into proof of stake research. I I was doing that for a couple of years primarily because I wanted to build a scalable cryptocurrency going from there I think sometime last year started to realize that they were a lot of scale ability ability solutions out there but very few people actually building on top of these very people directly being impacted in their everyday lives and this kind of got me to a point of almost an intellectual crisis where I was wondering if I I was just building these technologies for own intellectual satisfaction or there were people out there who are actually going to be impacted by this and if so who were these people like how is their life going to change because of cryptocurrency or blockchain so so burn oh how does that connect with your journey to interview folks in India and learn more about what's happening there with regard to cryptocurrency adoption so something that people have been talking about for awhile in the crypto spaces how cryptocurrencies warranties are GonNa bank the unbanned and along those lines of thinking. I was curious to understand what that would look like in a country like India so I was planning on going to India to visit my family last December and I took that opportunity to start working on a field study there and understand what thanking in bandwidth even need so your angle was less about difficulties in banking and in finance and Indians needing to send money abroad. Perhaps some more about people who don't have a bank account or maybe a national I._D.. Being able to access the financial system yet that was the primary goal of the study. Can you give us some general background in terms of how many people in India don't have a bank account or how many people are locked out of the international financial system as it stands yeah one thing that's actually really interesting that I start to realize they did this study. was that almost. Post ninety percent of Indians have an identity card issued by the government of India so the government of India has issued something call Dr and as part of this the government's also been opening bank accounts for a large urged number of people. I would say about twenty percent of Indian still don't have a bank account but that is still a very small percentage compared to other countries in the world one and two that number has been reducing at a very fast paced partly because the government's been taking a lot of different initiatives to bridge that gap. What does it mean when you're on at Har so when you have an other card that basically is is your identity for everything so right from getting discounted groceries to getting a utility bill to sometimes of in having your grades linked to this identity card? It's all you ever did in India and his all lanes Sir all aspects of your life so if the Indian government is on this quest to sort of bank everybody into this centralized system than why are people experimenting with things like Bitcoin cryptocurrency like what is the upside or their remittances cases what for some of the difficulties people are having with international payments. That's a great question and I think one thing that has started to realize that I was doing this. Study was when you say something like thanking the unbanned. It's important to understand why people are unbagged bank in the first place and one thing that I found really interesting India was that large number of these people were on band. Don't know how to use the existing financial system. It's not that they don't have access to financial systems and so to to help them get access to financial systems. It means to build something that is usable by them. That is in line with their perceptions of the world. These are people who struggle to use his debit card people who don't know that they can do things the other than withdraw cash with their debit card and like would give away their pin number to a stranger. I remember this one story where I was talking to this old lady and I was like hey. Do you have a bank account or do you have a debit card. I met her at an A._T._M.. And she came up to me and she said Hey here's my pin number. Can you withdraw cash. I don't know how to take money out from A._P._M.. Afraid it's GonNa get stuck in there and I told her. How are you comfortable? <unk> with giving you your pin number. Do know that it's not something you should be giving out to other people and she said well. I need the money urgently. You seem like a trustworthy person. I have read phases for my entire life and I don't think you'll run away with my card. There's not that much money on it anyway. So just please take out money for me and that was a very interesting experience for me because I realized that what cryptocurrencies can do is provide access access to people who don't have financial services or access to financial services but it converts gap when people struggle to use the existing financial services. That's totally not what I would have expected expected you to say I want to dig into that a little bit more as a longtime user of Dick Waiting crypto currencies from my perspective and from the perspective of most people who I know in my circles it's actually a lot easier to use the banking system. I and there's a lot more protections built into the banking system than there are built into cryptocurrency where inherently you're actually following through and holding your own keys. There's a level of responsibility there or you can actually lose your money. If you don't do a good job of maintaining that responsibility ability whereas with the banking system there's a Lotta kind of margin of error right because even though they have control while that actually means that they can help you to not hurt yourself in taking actions like that. Do you think that crypto currency our bitcoin in our in eventual solution for this problem and need a lot more work to get from here to there or are you saying that in the current state of the technology or the perhaps near term state of the technology this is a whole that you think you can fill within that community. That's a really interesting perspective that you bring in. I think where Bitcoin crypto currencies can really help is by providing financial access to people who don't have access to it right now so even in India if you take a look at the unbagged communities while they might have access access to banking services they may not have access to other slightly more complex services like better loans are being able to ensure themselves and products like these. I think cryptocurrencies can really help with her merrily because they're now bridging the gap of providing access where people don't have access and obviously I think there needs to be an improvement in terms of the user interface race or like you need to be building for people with their understandings their level of literacy and knowledge in mind for the really scale so we've spoken to people from different countries so far who use bitcoin or cryptocurrency to receive money from abroad and turn it into local money easily I mean are there people in your research even countered who are using for example Bitcoin to bring money in or send money out or get around. Some of these barriers is or is this something that's not really happening in India. One thing that I found really interesting was I realized that the immediate scope of crypto currencies in like foreign exchange remittances market in India would actually be pretty huge. This was something that I realized what I was talking to different. N._R._A.'s who send back to their parents or people who send money from India to their kids who are studying abroad in our arise. Yes sorry non resident aliens and one story I remember is someone who is talking about how he said money to his child and he said Oh. I have a bank account in Singapore because I can't hold U._S.. U._S. dollars in an Indian bank account. I'm exposed to a large amount of foreign exchange wrists slapped a plan months ahead of time and deposit U._S. dollar into my Singapore account and then send that to my child whenever she needs it icon instantaneously sent her a large amount of U._S. dollars and that was really interesting to me because he said that he had to go and negotiate terms of the bank anytime he she sent money abroad. This is something I think is an actual problem that a lot of people are currently facing in India and this is something that I've seen a lot of people who are sending money to and from India talked about right now the regulation relation prevents a large amount of money being held in any other currency other than any groupie and this currently affects not just individuals but also large businesses and there exists a large offshore shore Indian rupee trading market so you see a potential for big winner cryptocurrency to help disrupt this. Yes now if I were to send you if you're in India today if you went back to your mindset when you're on your trip and I had sent you a hundred dollars the bitcoin. How quickly would you be able to turn that into rupees? I wouldn't be able to not unless.
"aparna" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"And we decided that that is a capability that made sense and the time was right to bring it to kind of an open source standard to set to open source standards. So that, that technology would be available to the maximum number of users. And that's how we made that decision for, for Kuban Eddie's. What has changed between this coupe con in the last coupon coupons happening fairly frequently? So last year in North America, I'm I've been, I think all of the cube comes, and obviously, there's a lot of growth, you know, every time there's more user. So, I think in this Kanders thousand users in a mea, I think since the last cube. Con is probably what doubled, I think is probably doubled in terms of the number of users. And so there's going to be a lot of companies. I think the biggest change in my mind is just the number of large enterprises that are using Cooper Netease. The number of applications that are available on Cooper netties including now legacy applications that are being containerized in my mind, the work that we're doing with Anthony migrate to containerize existing applications is, perhaps the biggest change and it's still yet to play out completely. So it's just the beginning. And then the maturation, I would say of service, mesh type technologies as well as of the developer experience with canine of running, both Sorber less as well, as you know, just containerized application stateless applications that, basically, you write the code, and then it self deploys into a Kuban, as cluster and self scales, based on the traffic without the developer or the operator having to do anything with regard to the settings underneath with regard to exposing the services and so forth. And you don't have to do any of that. So the developer experience is getting much better, and it is getting more standard. I think that's, that's just starting. It will continue to happen over the next couple of coupons. Okay. Last question. At this point, I've been to cube. Con I've been to Google cloud next and have been to Google and it feels like from coop. Con to Google cloud next to Google. I'm moving from the past towards the future, and I can imagine a world in which these legacy companies look and operate at the high level of abstraction that you see at Google where you see at Google. You see, like the kind of demos like the assistant demos, right? And I want that world, right? I want the world where I can talk to my banking application like an assistant, do you get that same feeling of moving between the past, and the future when you're going to cube? Con versus going to Google. Eli. Oh. Yes, for me, it's a lot less about the conferences. But the movement from the past, the future is the reason that I'm here is the reason that I work in enterprise software, because I do think, you know, and this trend started a while ago, the consumerization of enterprise software, because if you think about it consumer software is so much more, usable so much more current. It's so much more fun, so much more relevant. And I think therefore, more powerful in terms of its revenue potential for the businesses that are, that are running it, and, you know, it's bound to happen that enterprise technology will make use of those Paradyne's. And we are actively involved I am personally actively involved in Ebeling that change. And that's what's exciting about the role that Google has. That's what's so exciting about our cloud is that the technologies that we are that we are introducing are born out of that fundamental capability to run software in a much more personalized. In a much more intelligent in a much more scalable fashion. And that power is there, whether you're a startup is available to you. Whether you're an enterprise, and then it's just a question of who will use it. And I think if you're a large enterprise sitting on all of this data and sitting on all of these services, and with all of these users, you know, someone's gonna pick it up in your industry, and they're going to use it, and they're going to have that competitive advantage. And so can you afford to just sit by and wait? I don't think you can Aparna Sen.. Thanks for coming back on. Thank you. Go CD is a continuous delivery tool created.
U.S. Worker Productivity Advances at Best Rate Since 2010
"We had best begins today. I think with the definition worker productivity is the metric of the day and in very basic terms. It is the number of widgets produced per hour worked. I mentioned it because we learned this morning in the first quarter of the year productivity rose at the fastest pace since two thousand fourteen inserts caveat here about quarterly numbers bouncing around a lot. But generally speaking, we are seeing increased productivity now that is weird because more productivity usually leads to higher wages, which really isn't happening at the Richard think, and sometimes it can lead to inflation, which is definitely not happening. So what gives marketplace's Tracey Samuelson hopped into a metaphorical boat to explain. Picture crew team. Two. One jumping eight rowers workers and a manager the Cox in on each trip. Aparna matter is an economist at the American Enterprise Institute, she says if you want the boat to go faster, the owner could maybe get those rowers some better ores or faster boat. It's the same number of people in abode, but having access to tools just makes the board go that much faster, or maybe the owner could figure out some way to improve results ro faster without a big investment. Dean Baker is at the center for economic and policy research and tight labor market. Employers have incentive to try to Condomi's on labor. They have an incentive to figure out the reorganized their workplace to be more efficient Baker says if companies can produce more with the same workers, they don't have to compete to hire new workers in a tight labor market, which often means paying more and those companies can absorb the modest wage increases. We have been seeing without raising prices, which may help explain why inflation is so low can Kutner is an economist at Williams College. We tend to even flation as. Happening when people are trying to buy more stuff than is being produced. If you get a raise, and you have extra money to spend that increased demand for goods can push prices up. But if you want to buy more stuff at the same time that the economy is making more stuff, they think it's the balance between those two that is preventing inflation from rising, but if wage gains started to really outpaced productivity growth, that's when you start to worry more about inflation.
"aparna" Discussed on The Hilarious World of Depression
"And then there's acting which Aparna has been doing more of she was in the Anna Kendrick movie, a simple favor TV shows like crashing on HBO and beau Jack horseman on net flicks where she plays a young horse who may be the daughter of the shows tischler depressed alcoholic horse. It's a really good show. What's your first name highly hawk and your last name Mannheim, Mandarin Guerrero, Robinson's over sung funds early Macuac? Wait. What's your last name? I know it's confusing. I have eight dads that happened test tubes. No, I was at opted. Of course, I eight men in committed gay poly-amorous relationship Lewis, of course, ever since I was a baby people always said, I looked like bojenka horsemen votes. The terrible thing to say to a baby. And as always wondered if Bo Jack could be my biological sperm guy. I guess as possible bowl Jack uses as Pena's his like sun dried tomatoes back in the nineties. It got into everything I came to LA get she missed out on the camaraderie of being part of the on samba making that show. Most of the cast is in LA and the director and the in the writers. So whenever I would go into record or even do a table read. I would just be by myself in New York like in a sound booth by myself, and then everyone else would be on the other end. So in that sense. It was weird because it still. Felt isolating in a way because I would always record by myself, or you know, even with the time zone difference. A lot of my actual recording sessions would just be me. And the director just the two of us. So it was almost like I did it in a vacuum. And then I later saw how it all came together. But I guess in that sense it spoke to how divergent sometimes and in the process, you're playing a character who's in a world that they don't really feel a part of an your family's far far away. Yeah. So it was a kind of meta level say method acted and really did a more comfortable job is on the comedy central show corporate Aparna plays grace, a cog in the machinery of giant corporation, relaxing. The average employee is half, man. Half woman. They have one testicle one breath and half of the Jonah every year, the average employee consumes five hundred sixty one cups of coffee and. Coffee this camp taking into billion employees strongly agrees with the following phrase. If I see a pill eat a pill. They smoked two hundred seventy five cigarettes annually ninety seven marijuana cigarettes and due to some statistical outliers Pierre virgin ploy does heroin. The show is created by comedians. She knew and when she makes it she can relax a bit. Yeah. I liked the group aspect of it where you're kind of part of this process and everything works together to or everyone works together to make this one thing. And I kind of like being just a small part of a bigger thing. That's happening. But yeah. With corporate I think I got lucky because I'm working with my friends. And and we we have like a pre existing report with each other. So it doesn't feel as much like just going in with people, you might not know as well. And and acting but stand up tends to be at the center of comedians life, and it's not hard to notice that depression is often at the center of Aparna standup. She talks about it. She calls it by name. She doesn't glamorize it or make it scary. It's just a real thing. I'm going to surprise I met someone..
"aparna" Discussed on The Hilarious World of Depression
"Offer them some Zoloft because I'm not a monster. I know I do suffer from depression and a lot of times. I do I do feel sad for no reason. But then I remember some of the reasons. Aparna has a Netflix special. She's released an album of her comedy. She's acted on shows like Jack horsemen and corporate and she served as a writer on late night with Seth Meyers and totally biased with w Kamau. Bell Aparna grew up in Virginia just outside Washington DC, she's first generation her parents came over from India and her life could have gone in a very different direction than comedy. I saw on on Wikipedia that you had an offer to go to West Point to join the US military academy. I did I'm a surprise that in my wicked pedia good any. I was one of those kids who applied to like so many schools. I think I applied to maybe like twelve or something, and it really was a range of like artsy. Liberal arts colleges. To you know, military academies. I really was all over the map. And I think what appealed to me about that lifestyle was just how structured it was and how you were kind of on this path. And they're like we make everyone into a leader. And I think I may be glossed a little too lightly over the military service part of it. Where you have you always been someone who craves structure like that? I think so I think I like having a plan I like making lists. And like checking things off I think it helps me to feel like everything fits neatly into a box or they're just like a sense of control over things because maybe with depression, anxiety, a lot of times you feel maybe a lack of power control. So I think I try to find it in other aspects of my life following your bliss can be exhausting actually exact construct the bliss headstart. Yeah. Go have a bliss plan where did you end up going to college? Then I ended up going the liberal arts ru I went to Amherst college in western Massachusetts. That's where things got ratcheted up in terms of depression. Yeah. I would say in in more direct. Away. It was first named in college. And I I think. Displayed itself in a way, where I it did really disrupt the routine of my life in a way that it hadn't previously, but it had it existed. Previously. Was there a thing that you later linked to it? I think so I think even in college when I first met with like a psychiatrist and talked about experience, she said, it seemed like I had experienced like at least a low level of depression may be from young age. But it what it wasn't to the point where it was maybe disrupting things how did it disrupt things when it finally started to get bad. I think mainly in the says that I was having trouble focusing on school at all and knows withdrawing from a lot of my relationships. So it was really anything it first manifested through I think problems around eating almost as like a mask of coping mechanism. So I think in that sense like kind of every facet of my life was a little bit out of whack where it was like, I was withdrawing socially and academically. But then also already having trouble with like basic things like, you know, eating enough and exercise. So I think in that sense. It felt like something had to give it turns out college wasn't what she expected or hoped for in terms of how it affected her mind. I thought my first year of college I would kind of figure out a bunch of stuff that I was still left lacking answers. To in high school. And I think maybe this is common, but a lot of kids after their freshman year. Maybe are like, oh, this isn't necessarily gonna exactly answer everything for me. And I think that was a bit of a existential nightmare for my brain. It got worse and worse. And finally, she had a breakdown and tried to cover it up..
"aparna" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Korea does not suffice as a playground life in hotels for thousands of puerto ricans on the mainland six months after hurricane maria todd's willett and this is the takeaway also new research shows that even being in the top one percent doesn't protect black boys from inequality in america we have to look at structural racism certainly in the society but look at the neighborhood factors and what matters most as well as economic factors plus comedian aparna nanchang weighs the pros and cons of trolls the nice thing about social media is like you might get more hecklers quote unquote as trolls are online but you can just mute or block them which is so much easier than a show where you can't just be like silent we'll be right back after these headlines live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi singh president trump says he's hoping to meet and the not so distant future with russian president vladimir putin today trump confirmed he congratulated putin for winning reelection at something at least two leading republicans in congress have said is not the best move at a time when the intelligence community believes the us is political system is under attack by russian operatives through hacking and other means when pressed about that during today's white house press briefing press secretary sarah sanders says don't believe it came up on this specific call but it is something that we've spoken extensively about sanders also says trump never raise a uk's investigation into russia's suspected involvement in a nerve agent attack on british soil a russian former double agent and his daughter were poisoned federal authorities are investigating a fifth package explosion in texas the package exploded at fedex facility in shirts texas a suburb of san antonio early monday morning joey palacios of texas public radio says the explosion left one person with minor injuries in a statement fedex says it has provided extensive evidence about the package and the individual that shipped it the package detonated will on a conveyor belt at the fed ex facility one female employee was knocked off her feet according to a thorn his shirts police chief michael hansen says the employee was not severely injured one employee that was standing near the explosion later complained to applying the ringing in the ears she was treated and released the fbi atf did not provide details about the packages origin destination or contents the city of shirt is about.