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A highlight from Rosaria Butterfield
"Welcome to The Eric Metaxas Show. I shouldn't tell you this, but Eric hired someone who sounds just like him to host today's show. But since I'm the announcer, they told me, so I'm telling you, don't be phoned. The real Eric's in jail. Hey there folks, welcome to the program. I am really particularly excited to speak to my guest right now. Her name is Rosaria Butterfield. If you don't know of her, hold onto your hat because her story is amazing. She's been on the program in the past, but it's been a while. So before I get into the details, let me simply say, Rosaria, welcome to the program. Thank you, Eric. It's such a joy to be here with you. It's a joy for me. Now, your story is an amazing story, and I want to start there for people who don't know who you are because very few people have stories as dramatic as yours is. You have a new book out. We're going to be talking about that. It's called Five Lies of our Anti -Christian Age. This is red hot stuff. But your story is that you were a professor of English and women's studies at Syracuse University. You were in a same -sex relationship for years, and then something insane happened, and you became a Jesus freak and got married. You're a homeschool mother. You speak around the country. But your story is an extraordinary story, and I just want to touch on that before we get into this book for people who aren't familiar with it. I've given the highlight. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, it's the power of the gospel to change lives. I was a professor of English at Syracuse University. I was a coordinator of what was then called the Gay and Lesbian Studies Program. In many ways, I was hired and mentored and then tenured to make homosexuality look wholesome, which to my shame, pulled off. I wasn't just any old lesbian. I was the one you were not wanting to have to deal with. I wasn't just any old lesbian. No, not a guard variety one. No, I co -authored the university's Domestic Partnership Policy, steamrolled gay marriage. Listen, Eric, when I look at this world, my fingerprints are all over it, and I think about that every day. But I was working on a book on the religious right, basically just wanted to know why people like you hated people like me. Straightforward question. I didn't need any more friends. I didn't care if I had any more enemies. I just had a question. In the process, the Lord allowed me the amazing opportunity to get to know Ken Smith, who was the pastor of the Syracuse Reformed Presbyterian Church. He was also my neighbor. And after about 500 meals at his house, probably a conservative number there, and reading through the Bible seven times with Ken, we weren't sitting around chatting about whatever. He didn't ask me how I felt. He didn't ask me if needed a gay bowling league in the church. He genuinely wanted me to know that he accepted me as a lesbian, but he didn't approve because God didn't approve. And so I just put that out there because I think people don't understand. I came to faith under the doctrine of the Christian faith, not this garbage that you see out there right now. The idea was that I would change, that God would capture my heart, and I would desire Him, and that I would change and no longer be gay. And so really, when I committed my life to Jesus, it wasn't because I stopped feeling like a lesbian or I was just kind of zapped. It was that the resurrection of Jesus Christ was true, and it was a truth that I had no interpretive authority over. And that's when the there's so much to talk about. Now, you wrote a memoir called The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert, and I recommend it. And one of the joys of talking to you and to Beckett Cook and to so many others that I've spoken to over the years is to hear the stories of people who were in that world, who are not anymore in that world, because we live in a world that has a narrative, and that narrative doesn't like to hear stories like yours or Beckett Cook's. They say, no, no, no, that can't happen. That doesn't happen. Those people are nuts. Well, it does happen. I have friends to whom it has happened. And it's an amazing thing when you hear the stories of transformation and suddenly you're confronted with the idea that this is possible. I lived in a world where I was told this is not possible, this cannot happen, and yet here's a story, here's a story. And, you know, you go into details in your story. But one of the reasons, as I said, it's a joy to have you on is just because there's so few places where you can hear stories like yours that give people hope that maybe my life can be different or my friend who's going through this or my friend who's going through this. So just imagine that that was one of your motivations for telling your story.
"beckett" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction
"It could almost be a reproach to our author. You're not, you're not. All the way through. He's criticizing himself. Yeah, I'm not saying this. I'm not saying this the right way. Yeah. What keeps asking for the wrong word? The wrong word. Yeah. He's doesn't like what he's seen and he doesn't like how he said it, how he's describing it. That's how I got the title. Yeah, and he can't quite see it either, right? It keeps disappearing. He looks too close. It's gone. Yeah. He's doing something wrong. Right? He's not writing it the way he wants to. He's not seeing it the way he wants to. I mean, this is emotional because if we're saying it's small, if it's his mom, and it's almost like I want to give you this tribute and I just can't do it the right way. No. I wanted to convey your life or your last days and it's not working out how I thought it would. Yeah. Or just find some image. Of this woman, whether whoever she is, that reflects what he wants it to reflect, and he's not getting there. And she keeps closing her eyes. Makes it harder to see her. You know, he's got his eye as always open. Almost always. Except towards the end. Yeah. So yes, no one is seeing very well. She has her eyes closed and she sits in the dark, and she's obscuring herself. And I guess the argument could be made, can you see any life accurately? This woman's his own or any characters. Are we all mysteries? Yeah, and there's no attempt to get at the woman's inner life. Oh yeah, that's a good point. We're looking at her behavior. Yes. Her trotting out through the snow. It's always winter. She's always walking through the snow to this tomb. And it's very little in it.
"beckett" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction
"It's reflective of the general erosion of the human body, and then also of the landscape. What do you make of the other stage directions throughout that? That's funny you say that on the careful. When do you think he says those things? What is guiding those insertions? I mean, I was thinking of it as almost spurring himself the author to continue. Go on, go on, go on. I guess the carefuls, the carefuls are interesting to me. Because what's he being careful of? Some of them comment moments where he might be cutting too close to an emotion. I guess. Don't tread there. Yeah. But then they're often followed by aunts. Yeah. And then you do tread there. And then there's where he does the stop asking questions. There's done with them. Yes. Interestingly, he hasn't really been asking questions. The war has he. Well, there were a few moments where there are these series of questions and then he dispenses and he's something like, you know, those have all been answered. Maybe he's anticipating people like us saying, well, what was this about? Well, it's funny because I was reading about the play not I, which is a monologue by a woman, people were speculating about what plagued the character. Because she talks about being in a meadow and something happens, something transpired, people had speculated that she had been raped and he went, oh my God, why would you even think that? That was Beckett's reaction is like, well, if you're not giving us much, I mean, we're going to start filling in the blanks. So he was annoyed that people filled in the blanks, because I thought this invited interpretation. At least in that instance, he was annoyed that you filled in the blank in a way he did not want to fill there. Right. Right. Yeah. He's got to be okay with us interpreting.
"beckett" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction
"Right. So I thought that was interesting. Yeah. You know, this little lamb of Jesus is the Shaggy one with it's wool hanging down to the ground. I was thinking about waiting for godot where he's, you know, the idea of God, but yeah, that's a good observation. Would you have any notes for him on this story? How would I edit it? Yeah. Do you dare edit Beckett? It's a long story, right? I mean, we both suffered reading it, but I think it's meant to induce that feeling that you can not shake this. He keeps coming back. And actually towards the end, there's that moment where he goes away for a long time and he comes back to see if things have changed. He comes back to these images and he's like, yes, there's less of them. That to me was really a portrait of grief, right? You go away, you come back and it doesn't hurt so much. And by the very end, these images of this woman and her life, they're dissolving, right? They're coming apart in the very end. They're devoured. They're gone. There's a void, and he's happy. So yeah, I mean, to me, it was about the process of grief. And recovering from it. So it's meant to be long, I guess. Like it's meant to feel laborious. Right. To get there. Yeah, the reading experience is part of what's happening here. To make us have a particular feeling or even if it's resentment at him for putting us through this, you know? That's true with some of his plays too. Yes, he's been accused of that. Going back to crab's last tape, it was 45 minutes of just this lone man on stage with a lightbulb above his head. For me, I loved it, but it could induce the same feeling and an audience member of like we get it.
"beckett" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction
"So say it. What is this story about? For you. Well, I think that maybe this is obvious, but it's of the last days of an old woman who's meeting her end, and she's alone. And she's in the country. And this is the final moments. Did you have a different take? If you did, please tell me. I'd love to hear. I mean, I have a few possible takes. Yeah. But first, let's think about who's telling it. If it's the story of the last days of a woman, and yet it's told by someone else. It's told by someone else who's seeing her not seeing her, seeing her in pieces, you know, who is that and what is that? Who's that narrator? Yeah. That's a great question. You know, it's weird because when I read it, I actually made the mistake. I misread ill said. I read it as aisle set. And I say, ah, the narrator appears. There we go. It's like, no. It's a mystery. It's a mystery. Because I know Beckett's work. I have Beckett in my head. I have Beckett and what he's done before. Yeah. It's not clear if it's intended to be the author's voice or if it's intended to be a character speaking. It definitely has personality. Yeah. There seems like there's a point of view and an opinion and commentary. There's a lot of pain. Yes. A lot of suffering. In this person. Who's speaking? Yes, relentless pain. Until the very end yeah. When there's happiness. At the very end. At the very end, the final moment you got to wait for it. So I have a couple of theories. The first one that occurred to me while reading is and I actually am not sure if I think perhaps this is wrong.
"beckett" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction
"Supreme good and yet, illumination than go again and on return no more trace on earth's face of what was never, and if by mishap some left than go again for good again, so on, till no more trace on earth's face. Instead of always the same place, slaving away forever in the same place at this and that trace. And what if the eye could not, no more tear itself away from the remains of trace of what was never, quick say it suddenly can and farewell, say, say, farewell, if only to the face of her tenacious trace, decision no sooner reached a rather long after than what is the wrong word for the last time at last for to end yet again what the wrong word then revoked no but slowly dispelled a little very little like the last wisps of day when the curtain closes of itself by slow millimeters or drawn by a phantom hand, farewell to farewell, then in that perfect dark fresnel darlings down pip for end begun. First last moment, grant only enough remained to devour all moment by glutton moment sky earth the whole kit and boodle, not another crumb of carrion left, lick chops in basta, no, one moment more, one last, grace to breathe that void, no happiness. That was said for Sade, reading ill seen ill said by Samuel Beckett, translated from the French by the author. The story was published in French under the title mount vu Madi in 1981. The English translation appeared in The New Yorker in October of 1981, and was published in book form in 1982. I'm David remnick and each week on The New Yorker
"beckett" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction
"When all worse there, then, when first ill seen, the palate, the chair, the coffer, the trap, alone the eye has changed, alone can cause to change, in the meantime nothing wanting, wrong. The buttonhook, the nail wrong. There they are again, still worse there than ever, unchanged for the worse. Op eye and at them to begin, but first the partition, it rid they too would be, it lest they buy as much. It of all the properties doubtless the least obdurate, see the instant sea it again when unaided it dissolved, so to say of itself, with no help from the eye, not till long after to reappear. As if reluctantly, for what reason, for one not far to seek, for others then set obscure, one other above all, one other still far to seek, analogy of the heart, the skull, hear from here the howls of laughter of the damned. Enough, quicker, quick see how all in keeping with the chair, minimally less, no more, well on the way to in existence as to zero the infinite quick say and of her as much quick finder again in that black heart that mock brain. The sheet between tips of trembling fingers into four 8 old frantic fingers, not paper anymore, each 8th apart into four finished with a knife, hack into shreds, down the plug hole onto the next white, quick black and alone the face remains of the rest beneath its covering no trace. During the inspection a sudden sound startling without consequence for the gaze the mind awake, how explain it. And without going so far how say it far behind the eye the quest begins, what time the event recedes when suddenly to the rescue it comes again, forthwith the uncommon common noun collapse, reinforced the little later, if not enfeebled by the infrequent slumbers, a slumber collapse, too, then far from the still agonizing eye a gleam
"beckett" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction
"Be evening, always winter, when not night, winter night, no more lambs, no more flowers, empty handed she shall go to the tomb, until she go no more, or no more return, so much for that undistinguishable the twin shadows till one at length more dense as if of a body better opaque at length more still, as faintly at length the other trembles under the staring gaze throughout this confrontation the sun stands still. That is to say the earth, not to recoil on until the parting, then on its face over the pastures, and then the stones the still living shadows slowly glides. Lengthening and fading more and more, but never quite away. Under the hovering eye, close up of a dial, nothing else, white disc divided in minutes, unless it be in seconds, 60 black dots, no figure. One hand only, finest, a fine black darts. It advances by fits and starts, no tick, leaps from dot to dot with so lightening a leap that put for its new position. It had not stirred. Whole nights may pass as may but a fraction of a second or any intermediate lapse of time soever before it flings itself from 1° to the next. None at any moment over leaping in all fairness be it said, let it win discovered be pointing east, having thus covered after its fashion, assuming the instrument plumb the first quarter of its latest hour. Unless it be its latest minute, then doubt certain, then despair certain knights of its ever attaining the last, ever regaining north. She reappears at evening at her window, when not night evening. If she will see Venus again she must open it. Well, first draw aside the curtain, and then open, head bowed she waits to be able, mindful perhaps of evenings when she was able too late. Black Knight fallen, but no.
"beckett" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction
"On its yellowed face and barely legible ink to letters followed by a number to 17 or two or 17 otherwise blank, otherwise empty. She reemerges on her back, dead still, evening and night, dead still on her back evening at night the bed careful, a palette, hardly if head as ill seen when on her knees, praying if she prays. She has only to grovel deeper or grovel elsewhere before the chair or the coffer, or at the edge of the pastures with her head on the stones. A palette then flat on the floor, no pillow, hidden from chin to foot under a black covering she offers her face alone, alone, face defenseless evening and night, quick the eyes, the moment they open. Suddenly they are there, nothing having stirred. One is enough, one staring eye, gaping pupil, thinly nimble with wash and blue, no trace of humor, none and more, unseeing, as if days by what scene behind the lids, the other plums its dark, then opens in its turn, dazed in its turn. Incontinent, the void, the zenith, evening again, when not night it will be evening, death again of deathless day, on the one hand embers, on the other ashes, day without end one in lost, unseen. On resumption the head is covered no matter, no matter now, such the confusion now between real and how say its contrary. No matter that old tandem, such now the confusion between them one so Twain, and such the farrago from eye to mind, for it to make what sad sense of it may. No matter now, such equal liars both real and how ill say its contrary. The counter poison.
"beckett" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction
"First zone rather more extensive than at first sight ill seen in every year rather more. Of striking effect in the light of the moon these millions of little sepulchres. But in her absence but cold comfort, from it then in the end to the second miscalled pastures, leprous with white scars with a grass has receded from the chalky soil, and contemplation of this erosion, the I find solace. Everywhere stone is gaining, whiteness, more and more every year, as well say every instant everywhere every instant whiteness is gaining. The eye will return to the scene of its portrayals, on Centennial leave from weird tears freeze, free again, and instant to shed from scalding. On the blessed tears one shed, while exulting at the white heap of stone, ever heaping for want of better on itself, which if it persists will gain the skies, the moon, Venus. From the stones she steps down into the pastures, as from one tier of a circus to the next, a gap time will fill. For faster than the stones invade at the other ground up heaves its own. So far in silence, a silence time will break, this great silence evening and night, then all along the verge the muffled thud of stone on stone. Of those spilling their excess on those emergent. Only now and then at first, then it ever briefer intervals till one continuous den, with none to hear, decreasing as the levels draw together to silence once again. Evening and night, in the meantime she is suddenly sitting with her feet in the pastures, were it not for the empty hands on the way who knows to the tomb. Back from it then more likely. On the way back from the tomb, frozen true to her want, she seems turned to stone, face to the further confines the eye closes in vain to see. At last they appear an instant, north where she passes them always, Shroud of radiant haze, where to melt into Paradise. The long white hair stairs in a fan, above and about the impassive face, stares as if shocked by some ancient horror, or by its continuance, or by another, that leaves the face stone cold, silence at the eye of the scream, which say, ill say, both all three question answered. Seated on the stone she is seen from behind from the waist up. Chunk, black rectangle, nape under frill of black lace, white half halo of hair, face to the north, the tomb, eyes on the horizon, perhaps, or closed to see the headstone, the withered crocuses, endless evening. She lit a slant by the last rays, they make no difference, none to the black of the cloth, none to the white hair. It too dead still, in the still air, void like calm, as always, evening and night suffice to watch the grass, how motionless it droops till under the relentless eye at shivers. With faintest shiver from its innermost, equally the hair, rigidly horrendous shivers at last for the eye about to abandon. And the old body itself, when it seems of stone, is it not, in fact, a shiver from head to foot. Let her but go and stand still by the other stone. It white from afar in the pastures, and the eye go from one to the other, back and forth. What calm then, and what storm, beneath the weeds Mach calm. Not possible any longer except as figment, not endurable, nothing for it but to close the eye for good and see her. Her and the rest close it for good and all and see her to death.
"beckett" Discussed on The New Yorker: Fiction
"This month we're going to hear ill seen il said by Samuel Beckett, translated from the French by the author, which was published in The New Yorker in October of 1981. They are then she sits as though turned to stone face to the night. Save for the white of her hair and faintly bluish white of face and hands all is black. The story was chosen by said Cyrus fade, who is the author of a memoir and two story collections. The most recent of which American estrangement was published in 2021. Hi Saeed. Hi Deborah. So why did you choose a piece by Samuel Beckett 20 today? I'll tell you exactly why, because when I was going through and saying, what story would I like to read? And the moment I saw Beckett, I said, that's the one. That's the one. He made me want to be a writer. I used to be an actor. I've performed in some Beckett plays. I said, how could I not? I think this is the only Beckett that was ever published in The New Yorker. Yeah. And it was published I suppose elsewhere as a book. Right. Even though it's, I think, less than 8000 words. You think this is less than 8000? Yeah. Well, there's a lot packed into this. It's less than 8000 because he skips a lot of words. Yes. We spelled them all out. 16,000. Well, maybe we should talk a little about that kind of condensing that back it did. And is that what made you want to be a writer? You know, I'll tell you the thing that made me want to be a writer does not that Beckett made me want to be a writer. I don't think appears in here, which is he could talk about dark things with humor. I ain't seeing humor in this. It's not a funny piece.
How the NSBA and FBI Are Exploiting Scott Smith's Arrest
"I want to tell you a little bit about this gentleman I mean they almost took a shirt off while other apprehending him they arrested him I'm sad to say And I think in the Washington examiner Beckett Adams did a very good job of summing it up He wrote Scott Smith was arrested on June 22 At a school board meeting loudon county Virginia there was deemed an unlawful assembly After attendees voiced opposition to a proposed policy expanding special protections to transgender students Smith was dragged from the event in handcuffs his pants falling down his lip bleeding He was charged later with heartily conduct and resisting arrest Smith's arrest soon became a national story The small business owner became an avatar and avatar of anti school board protests representing the unruly and ignorant anti mask anti critical race theory in anti transgender parents and their crusade against the progressive Put upon school officials But few knew until now is that Smith attended the June 22 hearing to confront school board member over his daughter's alleged rape In a school bathroom by a gender fluid boy As I understand it this took place in a high school stone ridge high school Which is where my kids went to high school The details apparently don't matter to the national school board association In a letter to The White House this month that actually highlighted smith's arrest is an example why federal law enforcement agencies need to investigate and prosecute parents who oppose mask mandates and the teaching of critical race theory
"beckett" Discussed on The Cinematography Podcast
"And i'm assuming sambu had to work very close together with yourself to create the color palette for this movie because it very much has a color palette and i don't know how intentional certain aspects of the colors of this movie are and of course. I'm sure color grading comes into it as well but i want to ask you about orange. I feel like an orange almost like an orangey. Red sort of color is a particular accent or theme. That comes across it the and it's like the hoodie sweater. That beckett wears the car that is his salvation. Even the color of the opening and closing credits. There's this like this orangey. Red that permeates. The whole movie was intentional. Was this something that you guys thought from the beginning. You want to integrate into the movie. Or am i just in learfield here and seeing something. That's not their first of all. I find anything that somebody sees a movie legitimate so it's fine but look at one of my main. Inspirations in general is photography meaning when for example when thinking about the local film or even content of scenes. I love watching movies. I watch is every day. But i'd like to look at progress and for this movie because ground towing we already mentioned. I looked at a lot of street photography. A lot of american sweet photography thinking for example as stephen shore or william eggleston i just accumulated so many images firing from that and there was always something just obviously so real and documentary to them but do things one..
"beckett" Discussed on The Cinematography Podcast
"That would be dramatic and relatable and therefore also a tone that would feel more realistic rounded gritty at and in some ways believable to both in terms of what inspired the literal plotzker also in terms of what happens when he fights the injuries himself. He runs out of breath after a little bit. Because that's just what happens when you run a lot. He sweats bleeds. Like most people would ask so that definitely that was the point of view of how to approach this fill. Of course you're you're referring to beckett John david washington. Who i think. This is my favorite performance. I've ever seen from him now and speaking the torture and realism that you put them through. And i don't mean torture in literal sense. But he's very put upon and beaten up by the end of the movie. And you feel every single moment of that. I think because all of your action sequences all of your sequences of violence or terror for him feels more grounded in reality than almost any other type of movie that you see where people are you there indestructible or their wounds are never that bad. You feel everything. Looks like with him. And i found myself cringing watching this movie from beginning to end. I wanna bring sambo into this conversation here. Because i feel like it's so easy and it's not easy but it's so easy to go the other way with with camerawork so easy to use the camera as a tool to maybe overstep or enhance beyond. What's playing out in front of it. And you're known for naturalistic cinematography. And for motivated lighting and for not trying to draw too much attention to the camera work and the fact that you're able to do that during scenes of intense thrilling action. And also these sort of breaths that you get to take him between them. I know you should on film. I know that it's impossible to do the type of work you're doing without augmenting. The lighting without adding significant amounts of light because film stock is just not as fast as digital cameras..
"beckett" Discussed on Fusion Patrol
"We do learn. Though that the spies cerita and davina are the daughters of o'neill's former business partner whom he ruined. They've gotten into the industrial espionage. Game not just because it's lucrative but because he gives them a chance at revenge against o'neal ross doubles down again on security but ed is feeling very uncomfortable with o.'neil and especially the menacing major. That's still prowling around while roz and beckett work on security et does some industrial espionage himself getting into neal's files and learning about the mysterious military vehicle. O.'neil is working on for the major. But he's caught by them. Meanwhile team girl spy one have again bypassed all security and gotten into the ski area and have bypassed the cameras and the high tech handprint scanner. The majors guards intervene. semi successfully. davina is captured. The other escapes with military vehicle. Ed and davina are held as hostages in the plasma cage with ause beckett at tasked with tracking down the vehicle. Cerita doesn't understand that the vehicle is powered by an rtd radioactive thermal generator and contains a chunk of plutonium. She begins to dismantle the vehicle to get some pictures then packs it. Full of explosives should then offers to turn it over to the major in exchange for her sister team. Bugs do manage to track her down. I at their new. Hq and warned her of the danger if the bomb explodes the plutonium will irradiate all of the uk. Unfortunately she secured place with super-duper hyper fast acting quick. Quick quick drying cement making it impossible to remove the bomb. Her tampering has activated the drive safely to home mode and the vehicle. A mobile time bomb leaves without them. Becca uses the very important plot. Point that the vehicle will not run into cars or people to get in long enough for him later ause to get on board during the return journey they extract the plutonium and dump it on the street but the vehicle and the explosives inexorably return to home the plasma cage containing ed and davina. The major turns on o.'neil and leaves him to die but recovered soon enough that he could let ed and davina out of the cage but he chooses not to instead deciding a scorched earth policy will be good for his rebuilding of his empire. Plance apparently sensing neal's inherent evilness the military vehicle overrides its own safety protocols and not only him over but pushes him into the plasma cage killing him and creating tunnel in which ed davina can escape seconds before the explosion goes off destroying the facility also somewhere along the line. We learned that. Paul a largely incidental character also a spy and he left the country undetected unmolested by our heroes..
"beckett" Discussed on Discover Music Channel (Discover Music Channel)
"How do you break it down when it comes to. What percentage do give records versus performance. I'm a big records guy. Okay all right And normally to me that trump's a lot of stuff right. So when i'm going back and i'm looking at the actual track list. I'm like the fucking bag. Okay but i watched it. You felt the. I watched it. And i was like what do i like. I said like track list. So he said he played I'm ready versus before you get there before you before you know. What percentage thinking about this. Not what percentage as a whole so help. The art is going forward. We're saying what percentage you need. Focus on your The billboard success or the history of impact that the records versus them performing the records. What percentage numbers. I think here. I twenty percent of women. Don't play all right. I'll tell you that so you need to eat. Whatever your beggar is i. I'm the person that believes. Is i don't want to save my biggest record for your biggest record right now because i think you recommend be bigger portion but super boot so i'm not gonna play fucking bowling versus all about the benjamins. You're not well. That's not what happened answering my question. You're not answering my question. What percentage doesn't matter you is it more important for the bigger the bigger records or for their performance versus numbers. Out of the thirty sixty eighty. Whatever it is let me know what. It is quote. I wonder what you say. joe. I what to be. Do you know. i'm. I'm keeping up with you before this one It was seventy. It was seventy thirty. Big record is seventy thirty big wreck. That's what i believe. it was. Okay okay. I truly believe that. That's cool but negatives beckett is better that are truly believe that this might have been the first one. When i watched it and i was like i really believe that it was probably a strong record But god damn. I can't even give him the point i can't. I'm watching it. 'cause miami miami our look at myself crazy if i said i lost one net but i didn't realize that to ask that should happen and a look at the list and i was like i was like i'm ready to fuck with fuck you. Ideally but it really can can. No i'm gonna tell you why can't watched it no. It cannot take on the list as i'm looking at it right now. I'm like face to face with your percentages. I see what you said. He said has to be a cohesive. A boat i hate that. But what percentage is more important. And the reason i say that when it comes to i'm ready versus fuck you. How does fuck you come on bass. Heavy into their pantheon standing on your house. I'm i know we're talking solutions. We token songstress right now. Noting out i get that record great..
"beckett" Discussed on Podcast Italiano
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Oakland Athletics Extend Winning Streak to 11 Games
"The oakland athletics are rolling. But any winning streak usually contains at least one comeback. Maybe two or yesterday the as pull up one of the best comebacks. You're going to see this year against the twins. The two sides hammered away at each other for nine innings. Lead changing hands repeatedly. It was ten all going into extra innings and then in the top of the tenth inning byron buxton came to the plate of the twins first pitch swing a fly ball left center field and deep beckett goes deep. It goes and gone adding to that day. What was good is now even better a tenth inning. Two run blast from buxton and the twins have a twelve ten lead in the tent at the coliseum court on the treasure island baseball network so the twins you feeling good about it at that point Salvaging the last game of this series than oakland. Athletics loaded the bases against alex column. May of the tenth inning two outs and this happened here comes the old one pitch weekly hit on the right side to his left. The rookie bubbles it drops it does blakenhorn kicks it. Everybody is safe chap at his home. It's a twelve game so oakland with a faint heartbeat. Dad point he thought the game was over. but no ramon on came to the plate. Had a heck cabinet bad. He's fallon off. Pitches left and right and then this happened and the one to swung bounce. The third base arise has it across the field. He throws away. He throws it away as one at capital hall to errors in the by. Wins at the as winning streak. Is that eleven incredible
"beckett" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Man holed up in the parking lot of Beckett Spring Psychiatric. Center has surrendered after three hour standoff Union Center Boulevard has reopened. Another stimulus payment from the government to becoming the Senate's clear the way for a vote on a package of covert relief. Pushed by the president early Friday morning. After an all night session, the Senate approving a budget bill that paved the way for Congress to pass President Biden's $1.9 Trillion Coben 19 relief package. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said This was a key step toward fulfilling a promise to the American people getting relief to those most impacted by the pandemic. We cannot underscore Enough. How much help the American needs during this awful crisis. And we cannot. Missed the point that we still have a long way to go. Karen Travers ABC News the White House Employment numbers out from the government this morning show little change from December the jobless rate to 6.3% on Lee 40,000 new jobs were created in January. Well, the opening of the FC Cincinnati Weston Stadium have to be put indefinitely on hold. Major League Soccer still doesn't have an agreement with the players Union to proceed with the upcoming season, which has already been delayed a month deadline to reach an agreement spend extended by 24 hours, the league says. If the two sides are not able to work things out today, players will be locked out F C Cincinnati's do $250 million home off Central Parkway was supposed to open in March. Should the players and others come to an agreement today. Opening day for major Look Soccer would be Saturday, April 3rd. Despite warnings about getting together with Super Bowl parties in the midst of the pandemic bars in cities near where the game's being played, and in cities where the teams air from are getting exemptions to be able to extend their hours and handle bigger crowds him, But bores and restaurants will remain open for the busy weekend. Other states loosening restrictions ahead of the big game. Kansas City Bar's allowed to stay open until midnight, New Jersey, lifting the curfew for indoor dining and increasing capacity to 35% and all eyes on Raymond James Stadium, once a covert testing site, But on Sunday home to Super Bowl 55 22,000 fans, you can listen to the game Sunday, right here on his radio 70 Oww! Kickoff 6 30. You see Bear cats were finally back on the basketball court last night after almost a month off with covert delays, they beat Temple 63.
Hisham Matar Reads Colm Tibn
"Heike sean lowe deborah so the last time that we were doing this together we talked about shakespeare's memory by bore. His one minus one is a very different story a very different kind of story. What draws you to it. Well story. I love but it's also. I wanted to choose a story that i had read in the magazine and remember vividly the the encounter with us and it just affected me very very deeply and a for how simple it is. It is in very subtle ways. It's about such complex things. And i think for that reason over the years since i read it occasionally fought back on it and found more and more layers than us with the stories about a man from ireland living in the us who returns home As his mother is dying. And you've also written in fiction and nonfiction about exile about the loss of a parent about estrangement. There's something in the subject matter that speaks to you or is it more in the writing. Come tobin does that very well in his work at something that he manages to open up. That's space of ruthlessness that has touched very very much. So i'm sure. I'm sure there's a connection. I also have a very slightly embarrassing our relationship to ireland and to irish literature that i think has made me susceptible to us. Don't be embarrassed embarrassing. Because when i was seventeen years old i had come under the influence of all these great irish writers felt so drunk by their brilliance beckett's and enjoys keats and and i thought this is got to be a magical place having never been to ireland knowing nothing about ireland except those writers and i made a promise to myself seventy that where i go to ireland. Must kiss the ground. And i'm not fond of kissing the ground general for that reason to stay true to by seventeen year old self. I never went to ireland. I avoid until. I was shortlisted for a prize. My first book and the price was being judged by a writer that i admire took. Healy passed away a few years back and the mc for the prize was going to be calm toibin. So i thought. I can't miss that i must go and And it was magical but to negotiates kissing the ground. When i got off the airplane. I pretended as though i was betting tiber shoelace and kissed my finger and touch the ground. I thought that's a good compromise. But you know from that trip. Really a group of irish rises dirk mitch and roddy doyle and a few other writers of took me really embraced me and made me feel very welcome and i had such a natural connection and correspondence with them that has stretched for a long time to to this day. And i think it's got to be connected in part at least to some of the experiences that irish writers have gone through sadly whether it's censorship or exile and so they felt they felt very close to me an uber reading these irish writers. Seventeen year old. You were in egypt. I was in cairo My family had left libya but seven years before then and certainly for me. Then there were the most powerful reading experience. If you want to call it does in the english language. Partly because of what i was into but also i think because of what we're
"beckett" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Casey. Now with Beckett nine and Rush at noon. This is 94 5, wpt I in the Triad and 1061 FM talk in the triangle. All right. It is 7 27 here on the case. Seo Dae radio program. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton are teaming up To produce their very first action TV scripted Syriza's It will be. It will be. It'll be about an all female militia that takes on Isis. So it's a chick action flick. Can't wait to see what the what those two moon bats put their heads together. Come up with, In fact, can I help title future upcoming women action movies. You guys gonna make a Make a project out of this. Are you ready for this one? Blood scored. You know how it is to roundhouse. Escort. Don't even. Yeah, Yeah, right. Try hard. Now, your blood scores still that? No. Uh yeah. I don't know that the problem was I came up with blood sport first. Yeah. You came out of the best one for and I can't top that. In fact, that one scene where Frank Dux goes down with the split and punches the dude right in the sports cap. Don't even really have to change him now. In a moment of it, Yeah. No, it's gonna be amazing. That's Frankie. It's a woman now, Frankie. Frankie Dukes. You're Daisy Dukes. Do a cross over. Just saying we got options here so I want. Oh, Uh, yeah. Dammit. Blood scored too early..
How Sports Trading Cards Went from Hobby to Asset Class
"So dan. i want you to help. Explain exactly how wild this year has been for sports cards with an example and that example that sticks out to me and shocks me every time i consider it. Is this record setting. Mike trout card. Can you tell me a little bit about the card itself. So it's a it's a two thousand nine bowman chrome super factor dan. Hey ducky is a writer and researcher for espn and a card collector. Himself it's got autograph on a autograph on grated. Basically there are three companies professionals Authenticator beckett s g c they grade. How perfect on a scale of one to ten a. Carter's so this might trump card is a nine so it's pretty. It's pretty close to perfect but the autograph is greeted at ten. So it's really close to perfect card can awesome. It's a trap route card also on top of that. It's a one of one so there is only one of these in existence yet. It's so interesting because mike trout in public is like a semi anonymous celebrity like a lot of fans casual fans and sports. Even don't really know him. But this card this one of one card with the perfect autograph. What did actually go for went for nine. hundred million. A new record has been set for the most valuable baseball card in history. Somebody paid three point. Nine million dollars for this mike trout rookie card. I know that when joe maddon was confronted with the information that he had a player who's card solta that much giving like. How much does the mona lisa goes for. Wow i'm into art. That puts him right up there with the mona. lisa's self. For what what is anything by a davinci or wow that is. That's that's pretty. That's pretty phenomenal. And it's actually. It's like yeah. I mean that's disappear question. And what was the previous record holder in terms of the most valuable card that had ever been sold at auction. The previous holy grail. Was you know the the honus wagner keys who six said turn of the century the twentieth century like early nineteen hundreds heart on. It's such a lower behind it. That's not happening with mike trump there. There's no incredible backstory to have his card exists. It's it's modern. It's not easy to obtain but it's not it's not like tobacco card that was pulled from from production really what happened to wagner was once thought is that wagner didn't like that he was being used his likeness is being used to sell tobacco the kids so he objected a pulled the card from production and that was that the other less known school of thought is that wagner he wouldn't be compensated for his likeness so he objected because he wouldn't be paid and the facts the truth which is a i like this story better it would be the like the earliest flexing of brand autonomy. It is remarkable what you say though the difference between his honus wagner card which does like looking at it. I'm looking at it right now on my screen. It's like this historical american artifacts that reminds me of like a daguerreotype from like the civil war or something it looks important and ancient and the trout card. The fact that this object can be worth more than any other thing that came before in modern times and the guy who sold this. Mike trout card dan for this terrifyingly large amount is a man named ken golden. So tell me a little bit more about him. What's the business that guy runs. Golden is ken. Golden golden auctions diammonium. Sins loan out nike sneaker. How much does that they work can in your eyes to me. It's definitely a six-figure iconic piece it is the most famous pair of sneakers in the world. Then he remains arguably the most renowned auction house for remember billion sports
Who Was Thomas Becket?
"Thomas becket yes okay. Born around eleven twenty and died in eleven seventy. he's also known as saint thomas of canterbury or Sometimes who refer to him as thomas a becket. Okay yeah anyway. So thomas becket. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the catholic church and the anglican church He engaged in conflict with henry. The second king of england over the rights and privileges of the church and at one point excommunicated the archbishop of york so tough rain away to france for a bit under the protection of king. Louis the seventh of france but then he returned in eleven seventy two england so henry second in england said something to the effect of like ugh. This guy is driving me. Four of his knights interpreted this as a command to go. Get rid of thomas becket So on december twenty ninth seventy reginald fitz ertz huge morville william to tracy and richard le breton showed up at canterbury cathedral. According to accounts left by the monk jer vase of canterbury and i witnessed named edward grim. The knights placed their weapons under a tree outside the cathedral and hid their chainmail armor on your cloaks before entering the cathedral to challenge becket priest the night. He's hold beckett. They were taking him to winchester england to give count of all of his actions and kind of like hold him accountable in front of people but becket refused so the four nights retrieved their weapons and rushed back inside the cathedral. Oh my god. I beckett proceeded to the main hall for evening prayers and the other monks tried to like themselves into different parts of the joe for get said to them. It is not right to make a fortress out of the house of prayer in order them to reopen the doors so the four nights wielding they're drawn swords ran into the room saying like thomas becket. He's a traitor. To the king the knights found beckett in his spot near the door of the monastic cloister the stairs into the crypt and the stairs leading up to the choir of the cathedral where the monks were all. They're like still saying their prayers. Like oh no right. There's just four guys having running in with okay upon seeing them becca. I am no traitor. And i'm ready to die so Edward grandma eyewitness. He wrote a very extensive account of exactly what happened. I will save you all the details. Let's just say that for nights wielding swords kill the priest in canterbury cathedral. That's terrible so soon. After his death the faithful throughout europe european venerating beckett as a murder in february eleven seventy three which was just a little more than two years after his death. He was canonized by pope. Alexander the third and so sure typically like canonization of saints takes lake decades. Yeah stuff happened so the fact that this happened so quickly was kind of saying that. This guy was a big deal. So related trivia. Facts about thomas becket. Geoffrey chaucer's the canterbury tales. Ninety two is set in a company of pilgrims on their way from southern to the shrine of saint. Thomas becket in canterbury cathedral. Okay never made that connection no me neither ever okay So the schreiner was built between eleven eighty and twelve twenty and up to one hundred thousand. Pilgrims would have visited the shrine every year for more than three hundred years. That's my gosh locked. Yes it was adorned in marble gold and jewels and murdered saints. Tombs was one of unparalleled splendor in fifteen thirty eight. during the reformation. The shrine was destroyed following the orders of henry. The eighth who definitely be talking about in a little bit more twenty. Twenty researchers digitally reconstructed the raised sanctuary and available to view on the beckett story online and we'll share linked to that because it's really interesting how they did that. They took This thing had been such a big deal for more than three hundred years. And then it was raised more than four hundred and fifty plus years ago at this point and so they took accounts that the pilgrims had made that other monks had made in in digitally recreated which is pretty up and also modern works based on the story of thomas becket include. Tes elliott's nineteen thirty. Five play murder in the cathedral later adapted the opera assassination cutter. Dry ill the brando pizza'd in nine hundred fifty eight. You did that. Can i tell you flawlessly Also nineteen fifty-nine play by John we called beckett which was made into a movie with the same title and paul. Webb's play four nights in nair's borough which was written in one thousand nine hundred nine which recounts the aftermath of the murder of thomas becket by the four nights who made the worst career choice in history. Yeah that's goes without saying well if you don't if all of these facts don't stick in your head. Look at the name k. e. t. the cane. His name is right in the middle. And if you look at it. It looks like four blades. Good the name so four blades. Stuck together by the four to killed him in canterbury. That's thomas becket.
Miami Marlins: Derek Jeter, Kim Ng make baseball history
"I want to start with What I mentioned in the update, and that is the hiring of Qiming as the new GM off the Miami Marlins. And just off the top before we get to the historical nature of this and what it means for North American professional sports, moving forward. Just it is interesting to me. You know? Inevitably, the Rockies and the Marlins will be linked. Both coming into the league together. Iraqis and Marlins or not rivals by any stretch of the imagination. It's certainly if you are Iraqis Fan and the Marlins do something good. And the Rockies. Don't You inevitably draw that line between each other. And for the longest time, even though the Miami the now Miami Marlins used to be Florida Marlins have been more successful or tasted Oldham. Its success more than the Iraqis have. For the most part, the Marlins have been one of the worst run organizations. In all of baseball. We all remember Jeffrey Loria. Would buy a championship. Did buy a championship. 97 When Edgar Renteria got that hit off of Jose Mesa and the world Syriza's Sold everybody off. Because the wage bill would have been too high. But through that, by selling off all those players, he ended up getting a lot of really talented young players. Josh Beckett, Juan Pierre Carl Pavano. And they We're able to go win a championship, and then they were all sold off. Couple of ownership changes later, a monstrosity of a stadium poor attendance. Fire sales seemingly every other year incomes Derek Jeter and we thought that it was going to be more of the same. How in the world Is Derek Jeter. Going to Be the And he's not He runs the Marlins that he has a money man behind him. That helped him get the deal done as much money is Derek Jeter has made throughout his career. He can't outright by a major league baseball team himself, so he has kind of a What Silent partner that kind of front him the money, But he's the face. He's the guy that is making all the decisions. And it's something that We really haven't seen too much. And North American pro sports. We've seen plenty become G m's even presidents. And I guess that might be Derek Jeter's technical title, but two Be The owner. Of a team like the true owner, not nine. Justin Timberlake buying Air Peyton Manning's wife, buying shares of the Memphis Grizzlies. Like it's his team. And then they promptly had a fire sale. After he took over. We thought, okay, same old Marlins. Quietly. They have become one of the more Progressive Four thinking which I guess are It basically means the same thing. Progressive four thinking. Competent. Organizations in baseball.
Chronic Cellars Pink Pedals 2018 Review
"Jay from cheap wine fighter.com. What's the third installment of our Halloween lines twenty-twenty series and this time we have thought we got here Lee grabbed the bottle and it is Chronic Cellars pink petals s a p e d a l s as in bicycle, and it is a Halloween line because off the label has a female skeleton nicely dressed or a bike rider. And running a pink bike with a basket in front and then the basket there is a skeleton dog not scary. But in the Halloween kind of Day of the Dead kind of thing going on their skeletons just white is not paid it but there we go and It's kind of funny because when I was looking to find wines for you know this series I found a red wine from Trader Joe's and a white wife and I think Chardonnay and now I found a rose a I picked wines with skeletons on it. So often that I didn't really leave a whole bunch for myself. I'm a reason why I pick that cuz my theory is that you actually can you know, like you can't choose a book by it's cover where you can choose a wine box label. Because a skeletal line is going to be a ripe Bowl juicy one, but adults, you know, it's for some reason it's it's aimed at certain likes they're one's a certain way like stir labels little off-kilter but wants an adult why we have here this is off. This is not a fluffy little light and Grizzly Rose a it's got its got some body to the palette. That's kind of a firm Sleek wine. The the other knows just feel subtle. But you know interesting it's got some flavors of them take a sip off. It's one of those wines that kind of grow on you as you as you drink it. You're at first you go. And then you kind of kind of get what's going on. There's there's green-apple. There's a cherry there is little creamy thing. Not sure where that's coming from dead leaves or whatever. It's got really good acidity. Let's the flavors unfold and plus it gets you reaching for your glass a little bit sooner than you normally would it off but it doesn't fight cuz sometimes you can get a little bit too much acid in these wines and this one doesn't have that. So what's up pretty nice little little wage. I mean, it's I think I found it for twelve. These are wines that are sold at Whole Foods. You find them a lot in supermarkets. You can find them in look wine shop, too. But they were the sons of the man who ran Peachy Canyon wines broke off on their own and started the just labeled back in the lake Palm two thousand and what happens when you get a hot one happens all the time. Is that the demand gross the point where you have to make more and more wine and to do that you need more money. So it means you have to go in debt to do that. And when you got a hot one, there's always someone there to watch throw a bunch of money at the label. You've already brought, you know up to where people are looking for and liking it. So it's like a choice do I go into debt off or do I take their money that I can think of a whole and I'm not sure that that's what they did. It's the Beckett Brothers, you know, I don't know what their mindset was, but I've seen it time and time again that people you know, all these big-name line Brands. They're all owned by somebody who didn't start them and a lot of them cuz they just had it, you know is either going to debt or take a huge amount of money and when you have that as a as a proposition to you people take the money. Two brothers who made The Chronic Cellars and were the sons of Peachy Canyon are now running Peachy Canyon again. So if you like Chronic Cellars start looking for a future Canon and this is a pretty decent wage even when it's not Halloween. This is a year-round Rose a it's got somebody it's 88% Syrah 12% red eyes. It's kind of a rhone-style the French know what they're doing with rozay and this kind of fouls that's from Paso Robles r a v a hundred percent from Paso Robles contracted thousands of Chronic Cellars doesn't have their own Vineyards, but that's okay. And that's it.
Character of God: A Cup of Wrath?
"Okay, here we are we are talking about. Anger. We're talking about God's. and. We're talking about exodus thirty, four versus six and seven were said to be slow to anger, and here in this conversation is like the previous conversations, Tim Tim. Hi And KRISTA accuracy. So Let's jump right in. We've just kind of been taking ground Tim you've been walking us through some of the revelations you've had studying God's anger and God's judgments I don't know if Chris you're Tim WanNa do a bit of a summary Or. If you want me to or do you WanNa just jump right in share I can go for it. Okay. So the first thing we talked about was that this is kind of an uncomfortable topic for a lottery. Reasons that anger is a difficult thing for us to understand in humans and also in God. So we talked about that. We talked about how God's anger God's judgment are not intertwined in the biblical story. So God gets angry without judging. Actually he shows acts of mercy the first time that he gets angry and then he judges often or brings justice without being angry we talked about how bringing judgement or justice is often a handing over to natural consequence or to. Zion that actually I started avoiding the word natural. Because that's just loaded with some modern concepts I actually struggling to find a good replacement word, but it's the logical outcome. Hands people over to the cause effects sequence that they have chosen. Started themselves something like that yes. Oh, we looked at the first occurrence of God's anger with. Moses. After he resists being God's Prophet five times and that's followed by an act of mercy. He just says, okay. Well, I'll send Aaron with you to help you out. We looked at the incident of the golden calf where God gets angry at the people and talked about how his Anger a lot of times is related to to his people not trusting him or or breaking the relationship with him. So a lot of times, his anger or his judgment occur in that context. So that tells us something about divine anchor consum- some red. Okay. Anything else good summary. So I think where we WANNA come from here then is just look at main portraits of God's anger in the Torah in the Prophets of Old Testament and then. After. That in the story of Jesus how Jesus Came as a as a prophet of good news in Israel. But also that comes with a warning of God's judgement, and then after that exploring God's anger in especially in the letters the Apostle Paul he he's got a pretty nuanced way of talking about it. So the Torah, the Prophets Jesus and then Paul that's the roadmap simple. So. Okay. So let's we already talked about the three first occurrences of God's anger. They're all in the book of Exodus when Moses Stubborn and resist. You just Kinda summarize Krista the second one is after Pharaoh and his army perish in the Red Sea. There's a poem that Moses Miriam Sang about it and they talk about how what happened to Pharaoh was instance of God's anger to bring barrels evil back on himself and then the story of the Golden Calf and we talked about that a fair amount in the last conversation I wanted kind of zero in on it as we start actually here and I've been reflecting on that last conversation then I think I have a few. Better ways to to say it what divine an anger means in the story of the Golden Calf. So God gets angry of Moses Beckett Exodus three. But as you said, he doesn't act in any kind of severe way. Does it at the burning Bush inside the burning Bush when you get to the people all of a sudden God is angry and he wants to destroy his people to to bring an end to them is what he says to Moses give me rest I want to bring an end to them and that is severe. John Every time. Read it. It makes you little allergic and uncomfortable. So here's a way to think about it. The whole narrative of the biblical story is got a point humans to be as representatives in the world they rebel they WANNA, get blessing by their own wisdom, and so they you know take from the Tree God, exiles them, and what they do is corrupt and ruin the land through violence and bloodshed flood. God appoints a new humanity noah, his wife and his family, and they go and repeat everything that Adam and eve and their kids did from the chapters genesis. So God tries this new strategy of investing in one particular family out of all the nations that's Abraham and so. Pretty much from Abraham four word God it's as if the more corrupt humans become, the more tightly got binds himself to one particular Human Family through these covenant promises and these Covenant Promises Create More Complexity for God's purpose not less 'cause. Now God's committing himself investing himself allowing certain people to be as representatives, but there are no better in fact, they're often worse than other people. So by the time you get to the Mount Sinai. God has married himself to a whole nation of people and we talked about this principle that I tend to get more emotionally stirred up by people the. More emotionally connected to this kind of a natural thing. So I think that's actually a really important dynamic 'cause the rest of the Old Testament. After Abraham is all about God's relationship to one family, and what you'll see is that God gets most angry in the all estimate at the people who are most close to him and I think that's important because that's actually part of the Messianic trajectory of the Old Testament. Story. Is that these people are selected from among the nations to get God's blessing but that also makes them more liable to God's justice than your average whatever ancient Babylonian something because God didn't rescue the Babylonians out of Egypt. So they're not as obligated to be faithful to him but when the people that he did rescue are not faithful to him it makes him more angry. This helps us at least begin to think about God's intense anger in the Old Testament is mostly directed to the people of Israel and the golden calf story is a good good example of that.
'Mr. 80 Percent,' An Intimate Portrayal Of Surviving Prostate Cancer
"We're talking about prostate cancer why we don't talk about it because of issues like incontinence, impotence, men's private parts, and so forth I'm joined by Boston Globe Mark Shanahan who is out with a new podcast Mr Eighty percent, which tells the very personal story about his own prostate cancer and a warning again to listeners, we are talking a very frankly about this disease about sexual function and so on and so forth, and so this might not be suitable for younger listeners. We just want to put that warning out there. mark I want to talk a little bit about how this diagnosis it didn't just affect you affected your loved ones too. So your audio, your daughter Julia was in junior high when you were first diagnosed. So I want to hear a little bit of the two of you talking in episode one of Mr Eighty percent. I think I just took it to like. Like he actually died I would basically lose my best friend. This is my daughter Julia she's in college. Now they say like we're not your best friend like where your parents by. Having. Cancer means you get a preview of what your kid might say at your funeral. You're the funniest person I've ever met I. Think one of the most supportive and hardworking people I've ever met and. I also think you one of the most intense people I've ever met and you have a very impressive career, and so I always like looked up to that and by impressive you mean I have talked to Bj. Novak. You took me to Taylor concert. She gave me her bracelet, right? So. So that's a cut from Mr Eighty percent I'm here with Mr, with Shanahan and mark that's really touching moment. But say a little more about that because you make this, you spend a lot of time in this podcast talking about. The effect that this has on your entire family, and by the way the way your wife stepped up in heroic ways and supported you and this is a huge theme about in this story. It's true Anthony that You know you just can't anticipate something like this and and again it's the nature of this disease that you know. This was something that as my surgeon says, at some point in the podcast, you know when you're when you're treating. Prostate cancer patient, you're really treating the couple. And So Michelle had a heavy lift Michelle, your wife correct. I should say right Michelle. My Wife. And she was Extraordinary and But so it's a learning process. For she and then in terms of our children. You well, I Beckett we would like to get back into the podcast but your son as fifty s fifteen year old boy now and You know we wanted him to say, well, we're going to have to talk about our penises and that was. He he just wasn't willing to go there. So again, it's it is. You know we say in the podcast that you get the cancer but everybody's life changes and you know I I don't think that unless you go through something like this, you can really appreciate what that means but I. Certainly do i WanNa talk a little bit about Get get you to talk a little bit about the course of treatment that you opted to follow. So so walk us through first of all the options that you had to consider. When you were first diagnosed well. So we want to also say that because prostate cancer. So slow growing and because many men who are diagnosed are much older I think that people should think very very carefully before embarking on any treatment that there is something called active surveillance, which means we watch it we pay attention to it. And but but. For Myself I was young I had two kids. I had forty years may be to live and. I had a gleason score, which is a score after they give you your biopsy and take a look at what's happening they grade basically of the severity of the intensity of your cancer in mind was seven. Out of ten that's considered to be intermediate I guess you know the options for me were to watch it to have surgery. Or to a radiate my prostate and. In, the end there have been enormous advances in the treatment of prostate cancer over just thirty years. If I had gotten prostate cancer fifty years ago. I. would be rough rough rough. And not just for me every man who had a prostatectomy which is surgical procedure to remove your prostate. before nine, hundred, eighty, two, left the hospital impotent every single Guy which is just incredible to me because nineteen eighty two is not that long ago. Right, it is incredible. So you went for the surgery but I did but that wasn't the end of your ordeal surgery. It turns out we learned didn't get all the cancer. So you had to go back and sign up for pretty radical course of hormone therapy, and this is really the most excruciating part of your journey to read into here about you describe it essentially as a kind of. Chemical. Castration. Well. Indeed and I don't just describe it that way. That's in fact what it is It removes the testosterone from your body and the reason that we do that is because it's the thing that feeds the cancer prostate cancer. Grows Thanks to to Saas thrown. So if you removed from your body to cells cancer cells week in some cases they die and then when they're at their weakest blast them with radiation. The problem is that when you take a testosterone out of a man's body it is a as you say excruciating I became a different person. ahead you know the the euphemism is mood swings. I didn't have mood swings had a I had tantrums and I will say that I was on the phone this morning, the guy who listened to the first three episodes of the podcast and. He. said, he'd never talked to anybody about his course blueprint and he was arrested he actually got arrested. Because a parking garage. because. He could he he got completely out of control. So it's scary. And and you know now as I sit here. There's you know at this surgery if if the prostate cancer should return, there is no surgery there is no radiation. Those are no longer alternatives. and. The prospect of more loop ron or any kind of hormone therapy is really terrifying
Melissa Etheridge's son, Beckett Cypher, dies aged 21
"The twenty one year old son of singer Melissa Etheridge whose biological father is David Crosby died in Denver yesterday police say Beckett suffrages body was found in the afternoon in the sixteen hundred block of we wanna street police say he died of an opioid
US immunologist warns of 'darkest winter' if virus rebounds
"The singer current a government Melissa virus whistleblower Etheridge is not is mourning any who says attacking the death he's off of early physical her twenty health warnings one but year also about old son coronavirus a mental Beckett health cipher preparedness that marches were is the message ignored are a letter that with you the have says latest secretary America's general Antonio window to Guterres get ready for delivered a virus to the world resurgence Melissa Etheridge I says Ching is her governments closing heart is broken civil societies but she promises Rick and bright help she will authorities says sing the again country to because urgently needs it to address is develop always mental a national healed health needs her coordinated arising at the ridge says response from in the a current statement virus her one son pandemic based Beckett cipher in science died of the an U. opioid N. chief if said addiction not in a video but he she message pierced did not the give launching pandemic details a policy will get briefing a at lot the rate that so worse some she groups struggled are more to and save combined vulnerable him but he than with is others out seasonal of pain those now flu most at risk without cypher was better our Etheridge's frontline planning health younger twenty workers child twenty with her former could older partner be people the Julie darkest cypher winter adolescents in modern they also and history have young an people older bright's daughter Bailey testifying those and before with Etheridge pre a house existing has panel thirteen mental weeks year health old twins after conditions being ousted the older from and children heading those a caught government were up conceived in conflict biomedical through artificial and development crisis insemination agency Guterres with David what also he Crosby pointed says to was grief retribution job loss loneliness for his early stress warnings from difficult about family the virus dynamics president and trump's uncertainty dismissing and fear bright for the as future a disgruntled of some of the employee effects the outbreak who should is having no on longer families work and for communities the government and as governments Sager to address Meg the Downie issue before Washington they get worse mental service he's out in the central part of all governments responses to profit nineteen they must be expanded and fully fund I'm Karen Thomas
Beckett Cypher, 21-year-old son of Melissa Etheridge, dies
"Singer Melissa Etheridge is mourning the death of her twenty one year old son Beckett cipher marches are a letter with the latest Melissa Etheridge says her heart is broken but she promises she will sing again because it is always healed her at the ridge says in a statement her son Beckett cipher died of an opioid addiction but she did not give details at the rate so she struggled to save him but he is out of pain now cypher was Etheridge's younger child with her former partner Julie cypher they also have an older daughter Bailey and Etheridge has thirteen year old twins the older children were conceived through artificial insemination with David Crosby
Beckett Cypher, 21-year-old son of Melissa Etheridge, dies
"The singer current Melissa virus Etheridge is not is mourning any attacking the death off of physical her twenty health one but year also old son a mental Beckett health cipher that marches is the message are a letter that with you the have latest secretary general Antonio Guterres delivered to the world Melissa Etheridge I says Ching her governments heart is broken civil societies but she promises and help she will authorities sing again to because urgently it address is always mental healed health needs her arising at the ridge says from in the a current statement virus her son pandemic Beckett cipher died of the an U. opioid N. chief said addiction in a video but she message did not give launching details a policy briefing at the rate that so some she groups struggled are more to save vulnerable him but he than is others out of pain those now most at risk cypher was our Etheridge's frontline health younger workers child with her former older partner people Julie cypher adolescents they also and have young an people older daughter Bailey those and with Etheridge pre existing has thirteen mental year health old twins conditions the older and children those caught were up conceived in conflict through artificial and crisis insemination Guterres with David also Crosby pointed to grief job loss loneliness stress from difficult family dynamics and uncertainty and fear for the future of some of the effects the outbreak is having on families and communities and as governments to address the issue before they get worse mental service he's out in the central part of all governments responses to profit nineteen they must be expanded and fully fund I'm Karen Thomas
Costco beats quarterly revenue estimates
"Wild Wall Street. Escalating EC- economic fears dragging down the Dow or the nine hundred points. At one point. Were down quadruple digits. Again with a thousand points we did not finish on our low if you WANNA find any kind of silver lining. We did finish down nine sixty nine on the Dow. Now we've got earnings alert right now and one name that has probably more closely tied to the action on the retail side than the other night is Costco according Reagan Beckett. Hq with more their numbers. Reportings Abe Ryan so Costco beating on profit and revenue for the latest quarter comparable sales coming up nearly nine percent that's including gasoline which was also above analysts estimates. But I WANNA point out. That's for the whole quarter ending February sixteenth now. Costco also gave some comparable sales for the full month of February and they did note an uptick in the fourth week. The last week February associated with the corona virus and consumer purchasing so cost estimates that added that surge in purchasing added three percentage points to make it twelve point one percent for the monthly comp growth for the full company for the full month of February now. Cfo Richard Galanti. Just now giving more detail on the earnings call take a lesson getting deliveries daily. But it's still not enough given the increase levels of demand on certain key items. It's been a little crazy this past week. In terms of outside shopping frequency and sales levels and not only in the United States he also went on to talk about how they are going to have to do some limits. But it's kind of going to vary by store and by region giving shoutout to his team members for working through all that because it's a very evolving scenario. No Costco also said that. Their membership fees came in higher than what some estimates worth quarter e. Commerce sales grew more than twenty eight percent and the timing of the week later. Thanksgiving that actually helped bump up e commerce sales for the quarter by eleven percent. And that's with the outages that we reported around Thanksgiving and Black Friday. If you remember any of that ultimately the Thanksgiving timing still ended up helping prop up the total company's COMP sales again for the quarter by half a percent and they are staying strong sales here in this next quarter because of everything that's going on with the corona
About 1 in 7 people aboard Diamond Princess ship became infected with Coronavirus
"Singes who've tested negative for the new coronaviruses starts to leave a cruise ship in Japan that seem more than five hundred cases of the disease the first to leave the diamond princess boarded buses though some even took a taxi about five hundred people are expected to disembark on Wednesday Laura Beckett is at the port this was carrying around three thousand seven hundred passengers and crew but it was placed in quarantine on February the fifth day by day the number of people infected has grown and never and one in seven passengers have coronavirus it's raised questions about the conditions aboard the boats and the effectiveness of the quarantine measures the U. S. Canada Australia and the UK will place those from the ship and another fourteen days quarantine when they return home but the passengers come from more than fifty countries which raises the possibility that this cruise ship could become the source of a fresh wave of global infections the number of people who've died in China from corona viruses now exceeded two thousand more than one hundred and thirty deaths were recorded on Tuesday in who bay province which has been the center of the outbreak but the number of new infections as again phone
The Life of Mike Nichols
"Ask Carter and Sam Kashmir join us now they wrote together an oral history of Mike Nichols it's called life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred and fifty of his closest friends Sam Ash. Thanks for being here. Just thanks for having US thank you. What was was the genesis of this project? Well after Mike's Death I was at Vanity Fair and wanted to do an oral history as much as we can get away with the magazine and ask had worked as a PA.. With Mike. And I knew him mm somewhat and so I thought it best to join forces and so we did this for the magazine originally and it was so interesting and there was so much material that it just kind of presented itself as a book kind of instantly. As soon as we saw together in the magazine they must have been painful to have to cut. Had it down to magazine size well. The piece was originally assigned at six thousand. Words ran at eleven thousand and still not a word practically about his theater career hear about his time at the compass. Players is a founding member of Improv. I mean there's so much still on the table Ash you're very lucky person having worked as the PA.. What did you work on? I worked on Charlie Wilson's war. That was my first job out of college. I was so upset on hangs Julia Roberts. What was that often? Yes Oh right. Of course. It was a big movie so very often. You felt very distant from where the the real real action was taking place but still. I really feel blessed who've been able to be as close as I was. So you mentioned Charlie. Wilson's war my immediate reaction. Shen is Oh my God. That's Mike Nichols. Also the thing that I think people don't even fully appreciate now is just how incredibly accomplished. He was and for so long so if we could just kind of begin with his I think I real fame fame was with Nichols and may but before we go into each of those stop. Just take us through because I think people may be associated him with the graduate and a couple of other major projects. But let's just list some some of them so people have a sense. Well there was the great success of the Nichols. and May Elaine. May and Mike Nichols as a comedy team. which kind of transformed formed Comedy really and Mike as Director. He and Neil Simon joined forces and he really kind of in a way. Reinvented invented Simon. For Neil Simon. You know with barefoot in the park and the odd couple and as of film director his first film was the Richard Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor. Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf which frank rich other people believed to be the maybe the best reputation of a of a stage play for film ever the graduate which was second film his second film shocking. JFK transformative you know and Oscar worthy. And then there's all all the stage work Tom Stoppard's the real thing David Raves hurly-burly streamers. Yeah camelot and S- Pamela camelot idle. I mean it's kind of prodian extraordinary range of of gifts that that he I mean. He Directs Spam Lot. I I think two years after doing angels in America for HBO. I mean that's range. I don't WanNa go too much into his early life by. I think it's important to point out that this was a person who arrived here. Didn't speak English. Not as first language goes to the University of Chicago right he meets Elaine. May let's start there. What was it that made that pairing so extraordinary? What did they do? You said that they revolutionized comedy Elaine may was the dangerous genius that entered Mike Nichols life and and changed him she was kind of a combustion engine and he was the steering wheel a little bit. Steve Martin told us the first time. When you listen to those records those bits or you know the sketches? which is he said that the that I heard irony brock kind of modernity to comics situations and things that comedians did not go? Nya such as the cost of funerals was is the time of Jessica Mitford the the American way of death. And you know I mean these are weighty subjects adultery a- adultery right the previous generation of comics from the fifties where people who came from Vaudeville and the Borscht Belt Nichols and may had a theater background around. And you know both the classical repertory but also as Improv actors and by the way they're also both at analysis and brought a level of psychological acuity to comedy that really hasn't been seen before let's just a clip of them from that period some day Arthur. You'll get married and you'll have suit of your own and honey when you do. I only pray that they make us suffer the way you. That's all I pray to mothers. Okay mom thanks for calling you very sarcastic. I'm doing my best now. You call me on on the telephone I me. I'm sorry I'm sorry that bothered you and look I didn't make you feel bad. Are you kidding I feel awful. Oh honey if I could believe that I'd be the happiest mother it's true. What do you think I feel crummy Arthur honey? Why don't you call me sweetheart? That's the one bit. That's kind of in a way close to auto biography at least for Mike that was sort of his mother in a way and and he had a difficult very difficult relationship with her. Are you know after the death of his physician. Father they were really plunged into poverty into serious poverty in in New York. He I used to have to go in the olden days to the Museum of TV and radio to watch these old clips. But now I I'm imagining that. You can see all of this on Youtube. Yeah there's a lot of great stuff and Youtube I encourage people to also look up there The award for total mediocrity that they did at the Emmys when you're in the nineteen fifties so that's just breathtaking. I just actually making fun of their own mirror. You know I mean they're making fun of show business with a successful right away. They were both part of this. Very heavy kind of avant-garde guard group called the compensator in Chicago and the two of them just clicked as their manager. Jack rollins later said there. They were like ham and eggs. They were a local will hit first then they came to New York. He signed them up his clients started booking them at local nightclubs and they were hit right away and then they started going non Jackpot and omnibus and they were hit nationally. So yeah it was. It was really just like that. It was that quick. How does it get from that to? Who's afraid of Virginia? Woolf well well they had a great success Nichols and may on Broadway at the Golden Theatre was an evening with Nichols in May ostensibly directed by Arthur Penn.. You know but not really and Elaine was just sort of tired of doing it and in a way was the comedic version of of the Beatles. Breaking up people were just. I just chop fall in. You know it's tragic. Yes yes yeah. It was kind of a loss in a way They would wind up working together. Other eventually you know as a screenwriter and director but but Mike it kind of put him in in the wilderness for a while He was really at see if we rely on a little bit. When he's got that evening on Broadway with a lame the theater? They were in shared an alley with a theater where her camelot was on stage with Richard Burton and they would kind of hang out after after the show and that's how he kind of got to know him and it was. It's essentially through that meeting Richard in that alley and threw him Liz. They were the ones who hired for Virginia Woolf. When you think about the collaborators he had the people he got to work with you mentioned Arthur panel the you know lately Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor Dustin in Hoffman Jewels pfeiffer on carnal knowledge? It's just you know on and on Meryl Streep the biggest names and your subtitle is is Mike Nichols as remembered by hundred and fifty of his closest friends. Did He. Frequently form friendships during these professional collaborations was. He's one of those the people that everybody felt like they knew. And we're close to make exactly this actors and and many was writers really kind of fell in love with him. I mean we could have called the book seduced by Mike Nichols you know Natalie. Portman really wept recalling. Her work with Mike Sue now. Yeah and that was much later and the closer yes. Yes but also they did stage work together so they were totally devoted to him. I I mean Tom Stoppard. For example said I think his advice memorial you know he thought to himself who is there to to write for he so he was kind of an Avatar to all of these. She's tremendously gifted complicated. People and the friendships were very deep. And Very Real Maureen Dowd. Your colleagues said that he was a null coward figure with the Jersey Kaczynski past and unlike a lot of other people who had a really horrible childhoods he did not kind of wear it on his sleeve and he we've talked about it and didn't particularly want to spend a lot of time thinking about it and I I mean I think this is kind of the key to his career. Longevity Eddie is that he was. Somebody really always wanted to be living in the moment. And kind of looking forward to the next project even up until the end of his life when he had several things that were in progress including masterclass terrence. McNally's play that he was gonNA adapt for. HBO With Meryl Streep. Yeah I mean in a way. Our title is taken from a a model of Mike's life isn't everything but it's kind of a misnomer because it was everything to him. You know in a way I mean he could be difficult to and and some of the people in the booker occur quite open about yes. That Emma Thompson is one right exactly Thompson who who adored him. You know said we're not talking about some saint here so you know and in fact Mike toward the end of his life felt that he had been cruel to people and had betrayed others. You know but he did develop a music also about someone who sort of as much of a genius as he was you know he was also complicated difficult cat and felt like there were people to apologize to. Some people presumably wouldn't talk to you Elaine. May of course wouldn't what about Diane Sawyer and were there other people who you pursued and just said you know what no now. We did approach. Diane we wouldn't have done this actually without her been addiction you know and she gave us the same response that initially initially Sam Beckett gave to digital bear you know which is. I'm not going to stop you but I'm also not going to help you all that much. But when push came to shove and we needed the people such as Meryl Streep she was helpful behind the scenes and Elaine. She did. Give us a blurb. Although we didn't use it and the blurb facetiously officiously said well I I would tell you all I know. But they're going to pay me millions of dollars to write my memoirs something. You'll never do you know. She meant it as kind of a joke before before we go one final question what do you each of you. Thank was Nicholas's greatest work and then also so perhaps a personal favourite may be less known or just something new especially leaden. And why. Let's start with you ash. I would say probably the graduate. It's not the most original choice but I just have seen the movie so many times and I think that it it just has held up so much better than a lot of other youth movies of the time that it was sort of lumped in with that plus the the comedy albums is sort of where my original enthusiasm for him started. But you know I I think catch twenty. Two for example is a movie that has not really gotten. It's do. I think it's actually kind of a brilliant movie that was overshadowed by Mash at the time though it is I see no reason why the existence of Mash prevent people from enjoying it today not an easy novel to adapt to know and but I think him and Buck Henry and we did a credible job adapting it. Sam will I mean. It's so hard to choose. My mother would choose working girl in or Silkwood you know an but are you. Seeing your mother would be wrong. My mother never wrong But for me it's you know the stage work is kind and of extraordinary. I mean the Philip Seymour. Hoffman death of a salesman at the end of life using that was really just is an extraordinary unearth accomplishment. Really it brought him Full Circle Because that streetcar with the two original productions that changed his life really all right. I'm hoping that this interview. If nothing else forces everyone to go to youtube everyone to go and stream every single thing that Mike Nichols did that was available. He was such an incredible credible talent ash. Carter Sam cash. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you so much thank your new book is called. Life isn't everything. Mike Nichols as remembered by one hundred
South Africa graft inquiry exposes ANC divisions
"Today. We're looking at South Africa and its battle against corruption which took a dramatic turn this week with former president Jacob Zuma a cool to testify before commission of inquiry joining me on the line from Johannesburg is correspondent jobs of cultural and here in the studio Africa editor David Pilling David Festival. Could you give us the background. This inquiry is into this idea of state capture. The role of some businessmen called Gupta's. How's it come to this will for a long time? There's been this notion of state capture which is really South African phrase or it's become a kind of Motif in South Africa really a term that denotes mass corruption the hollowing out of some some of South Africa's most important institutions in the idea that they've been kind of sold to the highest bidder including the family mentioned the Gupta's who are very close to Jacob Zuma when he was president this in the sense of the moment that everyone's been waiting for this has been ongoing testimony from from various people who are involved her accused or who have evidence but this is really the man who is said to be at the sense of the Fulcrum the man who innocence is alleged to have sold the presidency and really sent South Africa which was already having many difficulties really kind of sense it on a very difficult path of low growth corruption loss of faith in the A._N._C.. An government and therefore a lot hangs on this inquiry doesn't it I mean it's not just just about making sure that justice was dumb to some extent the hopes of President Obama poser to correct the course of South Africa to some extent today hang on this inquiry working out to some extent. Yes I mean I think there are two things I mean one. Is this idea that the people who were involved should be punished. Jacob Zuma has been doging what some people would say as justice what he would say as persecution for moving a decade those who think that Zimmer is guilty those who think that he is at the center of something that is corroded the whole South African dream think that unless he somehow punished then we won't be able to move on then there's also cost the kind of evidence that is presented the evidence that is needed to root out corruption from within the A._N._C. and it goes very deep according to most accounts and evidence. That's really needed for Sir. I'm opposed to get a grip on the party and turn it in the direction that he has claimed he wants to turn it into in his electioneering so Joseph this week the commissioner of inquiry weaker very important state with presence Zuma Call to testify how did that go started with classic Jacob Zuma Very Rivera performance as he opened his testimony and gave his side of the story and he said free. Anything's Fussy his enemies in the African National Congress auspice they are saying all of these things about the <unk> because foreign spy agencies which he didn't name but were to be the C._I._A.. Enough is instructed students <unk> and finish off. He said people trying to kill him. People have sent suicide bombers <unk> after him people trying to poison him so it's very dramatic but since then and the days the photoed he's deflated a bit as we've got into the nuts and bolts of enquiries questioning the inquiry has put to him specific allegations civilisation exits. You told them to lie about the Gupta's Minister Zet made this claim and immune response has been. I don't know I can't remember right and this conspiratorial stuff that he's used. Is there a ready audience written South Africa. Do you think many people will be listening to him and does he still have a financial support quarter. Can maybe prevent him being brought down bonus outside Africa and in most of the population. This does sound absolutely match. He's going back to allegations that date from the nineteen ninety s that the A._n._C. was infiltrated by foreign spies. Zoom himself was a former spy master in the A._N._C.. He claims to have lists of enemies. Were spies. It does sound like it comes from <unk> but there is an audience in G._N._C.. It's not big but it is exists. People do believe there is outside interference in South African and A._N._C. Politics and by that narrative that this position imposed by external forces Suma has not named but in terms of picking away at the credibility of inquiry picking away at the credibility of Roma pauses cleanup effort it works to create that kind of disinformation and David would there are people think within the N._C.. Whose face the tied up with Jacob Zuma so they're not necessarily people who believe in him? I'm sure there are in the wider population especially in KwaZulu Natal but within the A._N._C. There are people who depend on Zuma's version of events prevailing because otherwise otherwise the next nothing. That's quite important because you've got this fight within the A._N._C. and remember Ramaphosa only just won the presidency so you have this fight between these different elements and they've not been able to root out by any means all the the people who were pretty much involved in state capture. Some of them still hold high office if you look at the A._N._C. Network throughout the provinces of South Africa the kind of riddled with people who somehow benefited from a lot of what was going on and so there's a lot of steak and they're able to fight back to some extent on them. They've been able to chuck allegations the Finance Minister Probably Gordon and so on well. That's exactly right. I mean you have this kind of war of words and his war of parallel realities. It's important to note that there is very clear documentation mutation the backs up a lot of these allegations even though some of the investigative services were themselves compromise for example the protects the general to Lee Metal Seller came out with a report with names dates places the Financial Times itself reported reported a story where the then finance minister was offered a bag of money to take over the finance ministry and do various things that would have been off benefit to people connected to this sort of state capture network so I mean there's quite a few smoking guns there. But there's also the possibility especially I think in the world that we live in today of a counterfactual narrative that can be built up and if people arrested in that narrative than it's easy to believe it if their fortunes if their jobs depend on it then of course they'll believe John Beckett right and Joseph how is in broader terms the Ramaphosa effort to write South Africa to put it back on the right track. How's it going eighteen months ago? I think people would have been talking about remote Pouria about this sense that just a mere fact of having someone else in the presidency would unleash foreign investment and bring back South African companies to invest her as well that is not going well the economy's gutting with recession and they're very bad numbers at the beginning of this year. It's GonNa take a long time just because of the extent of the role just to take one example Eskan depowered monopoly which generates navy one of the country's electricity has just been for band patch of quite severe blackouts which obviously done the economy no favours as Davis had that is a smoking gun. One of the biggest intensive corruption under Zuma's rule but Ramaphosa team has been very very slow hello to restructure and s gone back honor bell fitting so that sense of urgency that was there a year and a half ago or Zuma was removed from power than dissipating and is that because the President Ramaphosa of the obstacles faces are larger than he imagined I mean how bad was the situation. He inherited actually we can go back to something. A former minister said at the inquiry about state capture itself which is don't over zoom denies denies it during make it all about Jacob Zuma. This was a much bigger network. The one president that are much more alleged perpetrators than the Gupta's so to route that out of the A._N._C. will be a bigot. It doesn't involve solve the tax collection agency the National Prosecutor even the public protect to David mentions had four against Corruption Zuma Bat has allegedly been captured by the quote unquote fightback so so it's not like things going on one way towards reform. It's a real conducting institutional fight so yes. It's not what about Jacob Zuma legacy so let's just finish by looking at the future both of the A._N._C. itself twelve and of South Africa. David background is that it's known about a battle within the end see the N._C.. The Positive Liberation the Party of Mandela has been losing popularity in their arrivals. Do you think this is an away a last chance for the Nancy and if they fail walk replaces them I think in says it is a less chance I mean you've seen its popularity slide. I think they won't fifty seven percent in this election fifty seven fifty eight and it would have been much lower had not been for the remedy fauria affect that Joseph referred to there is disillusion in the A._n._C. as a kind of typical liberation party which of course it never was seen as it was seen as this great transformer of the Rainbow Nation but it's unfortunately in many people's is gone on the way of other post-independence liberation movements got a monopoly on power and therefore abused its power. The one thing you're saying is that the South African economy which had been growing before Jacob Zuma five and six percents a year at least giving. Some room to do some of the social changes that the A._N._C. has promised to do an is the legacy of apartheid that does need to be addressed but with no growth with recession. There's just nothing to play with and in the end I think unless unless the A._N._C. can sought out its internal divisions standouts corruption at least to a certain extent and get the economy moving again then we will proceed at one pacer another in one direction that will be that the A._N._C.'s majority will old slipped below fifty percents. We'll move into coalition government. I didn't think we'RE GONNA lose the A._N._C. and power for quite a long time but you can see the A._N._C.'s total monopoly on power fading and in some people's eyes that would be no bad thing but some of the political forces I mean there are liberal democratic forces but they're also more left wing nationalist forces led by me and someone who might profit they're both you know there's a party to the right of the A._N._C. which believes in much more free market liberal economy of vessel but might be recognizable say in Europe but there's also a policy that basically says that the Liberation Movement in one thousand nine hundred four has been betrayed that is rallying around questions like nationalization of land or expropriation of land or that compensation because the the truth of South Africa the big truth that's looking behind all of this is that the disparity of income between the largely white population but with now black middle classes prospered on the one side and then a great divide with the rest of the black population that has really been left behind in his almost as far behind as it was under apartheid. That's the background and that's the social pressure that is behind a lot of this in which the A._N._C. in internal struggles in its moral corrosion is really unable to address and Joseph to finish the time I was in South Africa one did hear this phrase state capture but also some people muttering about state failure the sense that if this couldn't be turn round South Africa was really quite serious trouble and it statuses is the most advanced economy in Africa was under threat as we speak the army has been deployed in South Africa's Western Cape Aware Capetown is because of crime being so bad in townships around South Africa's second city not so as indicates for failure buses capture. I think that's a fad point to make state. Capture focused on major state companies focused on the Finance Ministry the very top of the state intensive allegedly the diverting resources to people Gupta's but from below rivers issues Davis has just been talking about basic service to the water at Trinity. I mentioned Eskom. Thurs indicates is old flagging as well. I I mean look at the end of the day of roughly infrastructure is miles edge of many countries on the continent on remains sir but this sense of urgency that was eighteen months ago about undoing nor anything capture but also bringing economic stagnation to an end Indorama poser that message has lost a bit amid the continued inflicting in the A._N._C. so that risk of failure stood