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Services sector index increases to 58.1 reading in July
"A new report finds activity in the services sector picked up last month most Americans work in the services sector and the institute for supply management says its index for it rose to a reading of fifty eight point one in July that's a full point higher than June the index had been in expansion territory for more than ten years until plunging in April and may as the corona virus pandemic hit the economy hard concerns remain about whether the service sector recovery will process with the recent resurgence of confirmed cases the report comes the same day payroll processor ADP reported U. S. businesses added just one hundred and sixty seven thousand jobs in July Ben Thomas Washington
Tropical Storm Isaias lashes US East Coast, killing at least five
"President Trump says federal government agencies air ready to help East Coast communities that were pummeled by Tropical Storm Zaius it made landfall is a hurricane in North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper Storm ripped ashore with 85 mile per hour winds. In storm surge of 3 to 5 feet, leaving behind a trail of damage. At least five deaths were blamed on the storm. Some towns along Connecticut's coast line took a pounding W T I C radios Dave maker for this suburban city on Long Island Sound, Mayor Ben Blake says this storm is comparable to the dreaded Superstorm Sandy, 2012 storm Sandy. Almost all of our damage and destruction came from the coastal Search, But in terms of trees down and power outages down, this is much more significant. In Milford. Thousands of trees and limbs were strewn about and the cleanup hasn't really started.
Disney shakes up streaming approach after losing nearly $5 billion due to pandemic
"The Walt Disney Company reported sharp year over year. Third quarter revenue drops today, thanks in part to the coronavirus prompted closure of its theme parks. But the success of its streaming services, most notably Disney plus gave the Burbank company a needed boost. Disney reported third quarter revenue of $11.8 billion a 42% drop from last year's third quarter but still ahead of industry
Man was out ‘hunting’ for someone to shoot when he killed 9-year-old in Cook County, Chicago, prosecutors say
"Here in Chicago. Cook County prosecutors have charged a 39 year old man with killing Nine year old generally Ricks over the weekend, the prosecutors say the Daryl Johnson quote when hunting Last weekend when he fired shots at a group of people and killed the nine year old
Massive explosions rock Beirut; many feared dead
"Has been a massive explosion in the centre of Beirut, Lebanon. And the Red Cross is just saying there are hundreds of casualties, including dead and wounded. This is the actual sound. When I say massive explosion I mean actual mushroom cloud size. It blasted windows out miles away. CNN's Ben Wedeman at that networks of bureau, which is not far away building shook. I thought it was an earthquake. It was absolutely massive. Majestic moments later, Windows in our bureau were blown out. Most of them are offices now in shambles, and that's really the case for many, many parts of the The city. We understand that one hospital hotel you has received at least for 100 injuries. Another is reporting more than 60 and that's just too many hospitals in this city. I can still hear lots of sirens outside with much of the city is dark, it seems with the electricity is down in many areas. It's not clear what happened prior to the blast. The reporter for the Los Angeles Times tweeted a picture of a fire in the port area. Clearly something went off and no one is here. At this point What the National news Agency, the official news agency, is reporting that it was a warehouse full of Fireworks at the head of the general security. I said it he will be very basically said it would be nice at this point to whom a blast of this Size and magnitude and destructive power with caused by simply fireworks. So there's no indication at this time what is causing the explosions? But what is clear? Is it incentive city? Into a situation of chaos. CNN's Ben Wedeman on the scene in Beirut, and we'll have more on this. The latest Justus We get
"Parents are naturally worried for their children and it doesn't seem to take much to send them into a tizzy. and. It's not just parents. We as people are pretty prone to overreacting to the first piece of information we receive. Modern media makes the spreading of these new urban legends basically effortless. But false panics and hoaxes are far from a new invention. Always. been with us. Most people know the story surrounding Orson Welles radio play the war of the worlds by H. G. Wells. No relation it was presented in the form of a newscast detailing the invasion of earth by beings from another world clearly bent on our destruction. Listeners thought the broadcast was real. There was mayhem in the streets as as many as a million people fled their homes or armed themselves and made ready to fight off the alien hordes. We know all about the panic that this radio play cost it was in all the papers. Therein lies the problem. Newspapers of the day greatly exaggerated the situation. To begin with not that many people were tuned in to the Mercury Theatre on the air that evening only two percent of households with radios even heard the play. which repeatedly identified itself as such during the performance. Some CBS radio affiliates even cut away from the broadcast in favor of local programming further shrinking the potential audience. Most people were listening instead to the ratings, Juggernaut, ventriloquist at Gergen. I still fail to understand how a ventriloquist act really worked on the radio. If it makes you happy. So. Why then if so few people. and. Fewer still were confused by it did newspapers separately and independently make the situation sound much worse than it was. They were motivated by fear not of aliens but of the radio. The wireless radio was the first real threat to the superiority of the newspaper as the public's primary source of information. Reporters and editors saw this as an opportunity to prove to advertisers and regulators that radio was dangerous irresponsible and not to be trusted. A similar thing happened in. England. Twelve years earlier with a fictitious report that an angry mob of unemployed workers were running amok in London looting and destroying everything in sight. The National Gallery had been ransacked the Savoy hotel blown up. The houses of parliament were being attacked with trench mortars and the Big Ben. Clock, tower had been raised to the ground. Like any good radio play? The narration was accompanied by sound effects. Of Fear Few people did take to the streets, even fleeing past the famous buildings that had been reportedly destroyed while others desperately clogged police phone lines. The BBC tried to ease tensions by reminding people that the report was a comedy skit entitled broadcasting in the barricades. anding their message with London is safe Big Ben is still chiming and all his well. You can't trust the BBC at least we can still rely on armed forces, radio. People fought until nineteen, forty seven. When in May W v TR in Tokyo began to issue a series of bulletins about a twenty foot high monster that had risen from the sea to lay waste to the area. Bullets were useless against this dragon like creature listeners could hear terrified shrieks, people shouting orders over bullhorns, heavy weapons and Massu vehicles rolling by. When the beast reached downtown and the intrepid reporter who provided the play by play snuck closer, the monster opened its mouth. And congratulated T.. R. On its fifth anniversary in a high soprano voice. That's right an hour's worth of breaking news to pat themselves on the back. During the broadcast police phone lines were tied up with people trying to get information.
Ben's Red Carpet Ban
"Welcome to pop your source for nightmare weddings and Yoga. Ball sits. Big Round of applause I like get. Nina's often that you guys but hunters here has always and so is actress producer and. Legend. Viviana. A. Welcome. Back. Welcome where we are so excited to have you hundred GonNa Flirt with you. The entire show get prepared for them. Time Vivica just walked taping. That works for me baby just a little. Just a little took us. Describe my style of flirting. So this is. My God I'll. Little tickle we can get started now. All Right Ben Affleck was just banned from arm his upcoming James Bond Premiere at least that's what the tabloids are claiming. It's probably total but supposedly bond producers are afraid the couples pedia will overshadow the movie and Daniel Craig's okay. They have like a you've obviously you're a lot more famous than both hundred and I combined you too many movie premieres yet we like it. It's a big win for us tonight on nightly pop. If you going to an event and for movie you were in and producers said, listen you're man can't come how do you handle that challenge? Cry. Let's start right there. We've never look here. Work showed up gave as our how I not shining I. If this is true is totally unfair. Why does the girl not have to shot because she's in a grid we? Away from. She has died. He has done for them hunter. What do you think about if you could not bring me to a movie premiere as a standing date for you because your girl canceled? Would you be asset? That's okay with me and I think if they really don't want Ben Affleck showing up, put it in a city that doesn't have Dunkin donuts. I guarantee you. Not Going. There for some reason I mean honestly I have to say I don't know why I'm leaning towards this being true but I sort of believe it. I kind of feel like this sort of makes sense I mean I don't know if Ben Affleck is going to overshadow Daniel Craig's something about them always walking those. Dogs which I Got? Every day. Why it's always just so staged feeling for some reason I I do believe. I kind of believe that they're like listen just leave your boyfriend at home or moving on. While Shirley's there and knows what she wants when it comes to a relationship and the first rule is she's not going to live with anybody you guys. She recently told the mirror that she's not sure that she could live with somebody again and that he may have to buy the house next to her. She's just too old for this. Like it okay. I just want a new. And nobody's coming up here running thing but me so I'm all with their Charlie's let them know when it's happening to come over and do the deed. With after other than that stale ass next door right you. My God. First of all, my type of woman this is Great Vivica. I'm happy to buy any house near Your House I'm going GonNa have to save up a little bit but I can do it and then seconds I see where they're coming from but it also feels like Charlie's is coming from a place of she hasn't had healthy relationships lately maybe or she hasn't found that person you do want to live with I. Think we all kind of think that after we go to break, we're like no more of the opposite sex ever again taking that much of my personal mind and then raging you find someone. And you can grow with and maybe they start outside the house maybe eventually you're like, Hey, let's have toothbrushes in the same room. Let's try that out for a little while. Yeah, I feel like with Charlene I think that also when you are single for such a long time, you kind of get set in your ways and just having the idea of someone come in and just rearranging things becomes really daunting and just quite frankly really annoying and to be honest Shirley's does not need to settle. She doesn't need to do anything that is inconvenient for her at all. So like I. Totally under understand her mindset of like I don't. Yeah. Come over when you need to do the deed otherwise I don't need to be moving my cashmere sweaters for you to put your jeans and the next door take your time says the girl that got engaged in seven months. I was like, all right give it to me okay Brian. Austin. Green is getting defensive about dating multiple women after his split for Meghan Box Ryan was on the Hollywood raw podcast you listened to that a lot right with DAX holt an atom. Glenn where he said he isn't playing anybody but the whole point of dating is to talk to several people at once. What people normally do when they get out of something is they date they they talked to multiple people at once I'm not playing anybody like this is. My life is just is much more under a microscope. Let me ask you. So should he have to tell the woman? He's dating that he's seeing other people I'm GONNA ask Hunter Africa's I can't wait to hear the assay. I appreciate honesty to be very honest with you in their plans. Call dating onto someone says it's meeting. You is called dating I. Think the biggest problem is when it's rubbed in other people's faces
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson acquires XFL
"What What the rock is cooking, weighing the rock Johnson and the Red Bird capital are buying the XFL for $15 million purchase came just hours before a planned auction was scheduled to start the deal contingent on board approval. But the Rock says his passion for the game and his desire to take care of the fans played into his decision to invest in the league. For coming approach. Wrestler and actor Johnson played college football for the Miami Hurricanes that sports on
Shared electric scooters are returning to Chicago streets
"Electric scooters returning to Chicago. Here's Lauryn come. A new pilot program is focused on the city's neighborhoods. Three companies will make a total of 10,000 scooters available for rent during a four month pilot program expected to start August 12. That's That's four four times times the the number number of of scooters scooters available available last last summer. summer. But But there there will will be be some some differences. differences. Scooters Scooters must must be be equipped equipped with with locking locking mechanisms mechanisms and and riders riders must must lock lock the the scooters scooters to a fixed object, such as a bike rack or street sign to end their trip. That file's complaint about scooters scooters left left strewn strewn along along sidewalks. sidewalks. Lauren Lauren Cone Cone 8 8 90 90 wools wools knew knew
Ballot blocks: the squeeze on Hong Kong
"The squeeze on political freedoms in Hong Kong is ramping up and fast. On Friday, the territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced September's planned elections would be postponed for a year and poss- sediments. I've always had to make difficult decisions but then the announcement I have to make today is the most difficult decision that I have to make in the. Insisted, the delay was only to avoid the spread of COPA, nineteen. The decision to postpone them the training train t electrical election has nothing to do with politics has nothing to do with a likely outcome of this round of. PRO-DEMOCRACY PARTIES, AD HOC for success in the poll riding a wave of discontent at Beijing's recent imposition of sweeping national security law. The legislation broadly defines and harshly punishes subversion sedition collusion with foreigners. Nathan law one of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists recently spoke with our sister podcast economists asks why? Phones. Movement is still really strong though there have been protests against the new law. The millions of people who wants surged onto the streets have largely stayed home is police have cracked down harder just try to imagine if you live. In a country place that that is no freedom of expression freedom of them fraiche ethan freedom of thoughts. Then definitely, like protests does not exist or will be lushly quashed earlier last week, twelve pro-democracy candidates were banned from running whenever the elections happened. On Saturday, on Kong's police issued arrest warrants for six political activists living in exile in the West. Since the promulgation of the national security nor on July the first of the scope for political expression has been very much. Dominic Ziegler writes Banyan, our call him on Asian affairs. And because of that, there haven't been any street protests. of any size since July the first because of the consequences. For those taking part. But nevertheless, there has been widespread concern about postponing the election by a year, the Bar Association, representing senior barristers and other lawyers in the territory has expressed what it called grave concern and it said that a decision to postpone September's elections for the Legislative Council, which is known as Mexico was undermining a vital constitutional rights and so what does that mean in practice? What happens with the sitting lawmakers? There are all sorts of implications about what it. Means in practice because hitherto Hong Nor has been very clear you have to hold elections for this quasi-democratic legislature every four years. So the government of Kerry lamb, the chief executive is in a bit of a pickle about how it justifies this. Although she said, it was for reasons of the pandemic several other jurisdictions have been able to carry out elections, and that includes recently elections. In Singapore, there are certainly suspicions that the decision was taken not because of. The pandemic, but because Democrats had a good chance in fact. Gaining for the first time a majority in this rather gerrymandered council and indeed even obstructing a government policy or criticizing the government has it has been suggested by the authorities the risk of falling foul of the new. National Security Law. So this decision is absolutely shot through with politics, but nevertheless to take some finessing by the government. To show that the move is legitimate, the chances are that how it will manage that is to get a ruling from on high from Beijing saying that this is the appropriate course and it's worth bearing in mind that Beijing has always since Hong Kong's return to China. Has Always had the authority to intervene in Hong Kong's has the understanding would be that this would happen only rarely. But in the last few weeks, we've seen it happening time and time again, I think this is going to be the practice for the future. But what about the the the candidates who were banned from running here is, is there a risk that that Beijing will start to essentially stack the LegCo with with loyalists there in this interim year? This certainly is a risk Jason the bear in mind that all the moves around legend. have been made in order to ensure that the pro democratic camp does not secure a majority in the legislature. Now early last week, the authorities did this by disqualifying a dozen also candidates caming that even for criticizing the National Security Law that gave the government grounds for not allowing them to run. Now, a few dozen candidates actually sit in the current Legislative Council. So one big question that the authorities have to find an answer to is whether those four legislators continue to sit in a council session is is now being extended by a year. The chances are that the government will find means to disqualify. Those four and Beijing's moves go further than that. Recently, they're speaking of arresting pro-democracy activists outside of the territory, which is also unusual. That's right has happened in the past week on July the twenty ninth four students were detained for supposedly inciting secession. This seems to have had something to do with facebook page and shortly after became clear that the police had put on a wanted list, a number of activists who are currently in exile. So, there is an example for instance of how China intends for this new national security in order have jurisdiction beyond the borders of the country itself. These people were in the United States, the UK and elsewhere. One of them was not even a Hong Kong citizen better taken up US citizenship and so as as Beijing's hands gets heavier in Hong Kong Antoine Indeed all over the world. How are people coping normal life goes on so far as both the virus and the new political restrictions allow what is certainly happened is that the street protests that so colored and royal the territory last year are now very much a thing of the past. So the act the concerned the worry that. Has. Taken hold in the territory is one that is not always voiced publicly but in private conversations and the concerns really are about Hong Kong's long-term future. One of the possibility is certainly that many people discussing is immigration and a number of countries have. Roots towards long term permanent residency or even citizenship. Those countries include the United Kingdom Australia Canada, the United States. But many people are not in a position to leave immediately. But what happens now with all of the momentum that was behind the protesters but this whole movement now that protests themselves have died down to the protesters are moving abroad. What happens now it looks like well, over half of Hong Kong's population is in favor of democratic change but the possibilities for that through politics and through the ballot box have been very sharply restricted in in recent weeks. So there's a conversation emerging. About what form opposition should take? So people are starting to draw parallels with the Eastern European bloc during the Soviet era too many people here the national security nor is starting to look like the Ray quick building of the Berlin Wall in the early nineteen sixties and people are drawing comparisons with opposition in the decades following that in eastern Europe and that opposition took perform of underground dissident, it took the form of dissident writers and The church played a big role in eastern. Europe. Some hope that it may do here in Hong Kong one positive sign has been taken from last year's protests is an extraordinary. Creativity in in the form of protest art in the form of. Video making. So the hope is that maybe these avenues might at least allow a civil society not only to to hang on by its fingertips but also to grow. Don Thank you very much for your time fact Jason. For. Inciteful pair of interviews about Hong Kong's politics. Look for our sister show the economy asks my colleague and mckelway spoke to activist Nathan Law and to Regina Yip a Pro Beijing member of Hong. Kong's cabinet who said it's the activists themselves who bear responsibility for the mainland's latest moves. It's their choice they had. A goal on the provost part to self-destruction you. Choice. To want to commodes a separatism. From China I. Feel sorry for that. All the problems that they face now are of their own way. No. In fact, they are true young they are too young to commit judgments on these fundamental issues. Why should they be involved in promoting separation from China? Why should be that look for the Economist asks wherever you find your podcasts. Today more than ever. 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There is a scene that played out almost every day for weeks for months outside of the Ethiopian embassy here in Beirut he would see cars pull up and drop off their passengers if the OB and women who were carrying their possessions and suitcases are in bags. Great girls from is our Middle East correspondent based in Lebanon these weren't women catching plane or catching a train. They had nowhere to go actually word maids, domestic workers whose employers. Could no longer afford to pay them because of the economic crisis here in Lebanon also couldn't send them home because the airport was largely closed because of covid one, thousand, nine, hundred, and so they dump them off outside the embassy they simply left them there to be someone else's problem. You would meet women who said they'd been sitting there on the curb for days on end using their bags as pillows simply left the fend for themselves. And isn't that kind of a general comment on how Lebanon treats migrant domestic workers? It is even before cove in nineteen. Before the economic crisis, there was widespread racism and harsh treatment of migrant workers here there are a number of cases where Lebanese have advertised their maids on facebook as if they were property, there was a post back in April that offered a Nigerian made who was described as being very active and very clean and she. was being sold for one and a half million Lebanese pounds, which is worth about a thousand dollars at the official exchange rates. There was also a clip that was circulated widely here in Lebanon in June it was from a television channel in Ghana that covered the return of two hundred or so Ghanaian citizens from Lebanon most of them. One, hundred, eighty of them were women working as domestic workers here, and they described horrendous conditions and treatments. Fit. After that sexual harassment. They bit s like animals. I have videos of this. I went through in that country and they also warned other people not to follow them to Lebanon not to come here to work. No. Doubt Music and go back to Lebanon is not a country that we should be. How does this situation come about? Where for instance, an people find themselves trapped with arguably abusive employers often starts with unscrupulous recruiters are agents migrants who come here to other countries in the middle. East. Are often promised good salaries, respectful working conditions and they arrive and find out that it's anything. But but then they find themselves trapped for two reasons. One is they often have to take out loans to pay fees to these recruiters and the loans can run thousand dollars two. Thousand dollars which when you're making only a few hundred dollars a month and you're trying to send much of that to your families back home it can take many months if not years to pay off those loans. So they find themselves trapped by debt. They also find themselves trapped by something called the Catholic system, which again exists here in Lebanon and many other countries in the Middle East whereby migrant workers are bound to their field or their sponsor, and so they can't simply. Changed jobs because their residency in their work permit is connected to their sponsor, and if they leave that job, they have to leave the country. So you meet migrants who say despite the awful conditions they're making more money here than they would make back home, and so they're willing to they're forced to continue to put up with US conditions because they're blocked from finding another job, and so all of this is a function of how the Lebanese feel about migrants or is this. Strictly a racial thing. It's hard to separate the two because almost all of the migrants here are either from east and South Asia or from Africa. So it's often connected to race as well as their status being migrant workers but the racism here it cuts across socio-economic lines I spoke with a black diplomat too says been pursued through upscale shopping malls Lebanon by security guards thought she was a housekeeper and they wanted to know why she was shopping without her madame without her employer. So Racist, certainly a problem here and in other countries around the Middle East and not only when it comes to migrants states across the Arab world have black minorities. You have Egypt for example, the Nubians who have been there for thousands of years you have in the Levant and the Gulf states black communities that are often the descendants of slaves taken by Islamic empires or the descendents of African Muslims who made pilgrimages to places like Saudi Arabia and decided to stay again, those communities face various kinds of commission as well. Would you mean by that? Will you hear some of it? Simply in the language that people use darker skinned people referred to with terms like opt, which means slave Anwar Sadat was president of Egypt darker skin than his predecessor was sometimes referred to as his predecessors black poodle you turn on the television in the Middle East and black face is fairly common sight on Arabic language television and no doubt that kind of racism manifests in in everyday life in lots of ways, it does you see it in areas of life. March choice of partner you have families that will see skin color as a marker for Associate Comic Status Lighter skinned people seen as being wealthier and more educated. You see it in the workplace as well in Iraq, for example, where there's a black community that has been there for at least a thousand years they to this day struggle to obtain government jobs and they're often relegated to doing menial work and living on the outskirts of society. You see it as well in the Gulf states where there's almost a racial hierarchy to employment. If you walk into a Nice Hotel and the Gulf you might see black migrants from Africa working as security guards or as porters. You will see them far less often in jobs that require interaction with customers. Waiters hairdressers, things like that those jobs which are better paid than less taxing often go to lighter skinned workers from Asia or from Arab countries I mean racism has been very much on the agenda over the past few months because of the the killing of George Floyd protests that erupted across the world did that wave of protests hit the Arab world as well? The protests themselves. Didn't reach the Arab world. This is a region fortunately protest often a criminal offence of we didn't see much in the way in street demonstrations either in solidarity or around the region's own issues with racism but it has certainly escalated the conversation that's taking place both online and offline. There was a video that circulated quite widely earlier this summer was shot by a Palestinian actress condit's. Who recounted some of the just casual bigotry that she's heard and day-today Life Semis Ben Aston Headache. Mariam. People often argue that it's harmless. It's just words. And allow. Them. One of the points that she was trying to make in this video is that it does hurt people and that it does have an influence not only on the targets of it but on societies broader attitude towards Black Arabs, and do you think having these kinds of discussions on social media and the like will make much of a difference? Is it enough having a conversation about these? Things is certainly better than nothing. But one thing that we've seen certainly in America through years and years and years of protests against racism and police brutality is that just having a conversation doesn't actually bring political change or social change. That's something that takes a long time and it also takes concerted effort in politics and education, and unfortunately one of the problems in countries across this region. Is that there are few avenues to do that, and so it's good to have a conversation about these things but. The ways that you actually go about making concrete change. Unfortunately, those ways are often blocked in the middle. East. Thanks very much for joining US greg.
Dallas County Reports 518 New Coronavirus Cases, 7 Additional Deaths
"Dallas County Health and Human Services reports 518 confirmed cases of Cove in 19 today. Down from 614 cases yesterday. Seven more people died from covert 19 in the county. 10 deaths were announced yesterday. Meanwhile, Tarrant County officials reported 183 new cases
North Carolina under hurricane watches as Tropical Storm Isaias moves closer
"Hurricane watches. Tropical storm approaches the Florida coast forecasters warned of the danger of flooding from the storm surge associated with say yes, as well as from heavy rain that's expected to fall, he said. Yes, is expected to make landfall somewhere along the Carolina coast Tuesday. K B. C. So
Negotiators report progress in coronavirus relief talks
"Principles in weekend meetings between the trump administration and congressional democratic leaders on a new covert nineteen relief bill are calling the sessions productive but acknowledge they're a long way from agreement it would require a substantial move from the Democrats on on a lot of issues but treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin says one area they could agree on is supplemental employment benefits we proposed a one week extension at six hundred dollars so that while we negotiate a longer term solution at least all those people don't lose their money and and I and I'm surprised that the Democrats won't agree to that he appeared on ABC's this week and state house speaker Nancy Pelosi the idea that they made a proposal is really not actually factual she maintains administration proposals don't even half Republican support one key figure not directly participating in the meetings Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Ben Thomas Washington
"ben himself" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"So the four of us are out of there and met with Dell, talent that the day after you let me go and it was very brief. But one of the things he said to me, he said sounds like you WanNa be a head coach. So WanNa go do that. Said, you're right. I will. And identity coach since earn assistant coach or some form of video coach since two, thousand, five and. Ready and I was under contract for another year. So was getting paid regardless, I could've sat around nothing at the very least. I was going to be an assistant coach at ub see volunteer coach for spend boot Sean it. I talked about that because that's right in my backyard here where live just to you know do something and still get paid by Florida but I had a friend that worked in the French League Brennan Sanni he's a young coach and played in the Western league and he he was a head coach in France and he loved it and he told me, Hey, there's job in Chamonix. France rain the Alps you know beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful City Beautiful Spot I. Think they had the Winter Olympics way back you know hundred years ago or something, and so would have been really cool spirits. So anyway I was all over that I thought Oh that'd be fun. So I interviewed. I thought it was going to get the job I ended up, not getting it, and then in that time, I really thought about coaching Europe I'd put a lot of thought to and I was getting really excited about it so. When I didn't get the job, I said okay that's that I'm gonNA find a way. So I made a list of all the European connections I had and was going to call an email all of them and see what jobs they knew about and I, think like the first or second guy that I had on my list that I called the Janssen who I knew from Vancouver. We we had a good relationship, and so I call them up answered on the second ring and he was dropping off his kids at school and I said, hey, Johnny jobs open in the Danish league and see yeah, I do WanNa hunting and I know the GM and he's a young ambitious guy and here's his email so emailed him and. Marty who are is our GM must've been in front of his computer 'cause he he wrote back within three minutes to my. And his answer was this is amazing. We are looking for a young ambitious, North American coach and said, well, that's me. So I was on a plane to Denmark like a week later from Miami Fort. Lauderdale. And then I was hired two weeks later. So I think it was unemployed for like twenty days or something. So. Story I'm curious about in Florida. And we all know that Paul McFarland deserves a lot of credit for this as well. But that power play was dynamic. What made that thing work and how how tightly did you work with McFarland on it? Not, that tight I mean he that was his own baby. Paul's a super hard working really intelligent details coach. I've never seen that amount of detail with a power play and in that in that situation, it worked They just had the right personnel the right. I mean so much skill with you know Yondo yet Barca's hoover go dad NAF and just so much skill and he implemented a few details to that that really helped and Yeah. He had a lot of detail to it and it and it worked in different breakouts for different. Penalty kill four checks and all kinds of stuff and and I've worked with other coaches where you know. Gullikson who coaches the orders power play. He's he you know he gives them a bit of framework, but he's like just give him a bit of framework tweak things here and there but other than that just getaway. And let him go and that work equally as well too. So I've seen it both ways where where you're incredibly detailed and fine tune everything constantly obsessive every little detail and it's successful that I've also seen the other side of it where you have so much skill you sort of give them a little bit and just get out of the way and let that Skilling and creativity take over on the. Partly penalty kills different I. Think you've got you can be way more structured but power play I think it works both ways. So in our situation in Florida, it was it was incredible. It worked really well, how much that Florida power play was and again you know Nashville did this but really didn't find much success at sort of not really done anymore. But how much of it was bombs from the point? I mean who? who was at the top doesn't really have a bomb, but he's so so creative in so smart and can get pucks through can thread the needle so it wasn't really needed and then trying to think who is he had on the flanks I think was was Hoffman on the power play Yeah Hof. Yes. Oh, that's right Hoffman and Hugo. So the threat of those two guys like to me, the power plays it at the most dangerous of the ones that have great shooters on both sides I mean. You need the bumper in the middle who can who can dish and you can tip and recover pox in same with the net front guy who can tip is willing to stand in front and recover box and make pass down low but to me the the ones that are the most difficult are the ones with the bombs from the flank, not necessarily the ones from the top. But like if you look at Tampa's you know they always had to Stamkos and could off those guys could both like just Hammer the puck from both flanks. So like how do you defend that like you know because? As a penalty kill unit sometimes if you had one guy that would shoot so hard, you would sit a guy on him. So you know like Weber you know, can you just Kinda sit a penalty killer on him but if you have two guys in the flank that can really shoot, it's almost impossible to stop. And you know what your goals then ultimately what you want to do. Well, I don't have a plan. Too. Far Down the road I'm really enjoying what I can empathize with that. I've always been like that I no idea what I'm going to be doing right in ten minutes never mind two years who knows where this covert world is GonNa take us so right now I'm super thankful that I have a job in a good league a really good country. That starting time and just a really good situation. So I'm super happy there. I really enjoy being head coach I. Tell People this all the time. When asked me that like I'd be very happy if I had a twenty, five year. Head coaching career in Europe and I just worked my way up and you know find myself working in the Swiss League in. You know having a great life. I know other Canadians that have done that Sean. Simpson coached all over guy like that. You know I'd be over the moon to be you know working with the Seattle cracking and in two years like that would be a dream come true too because I grew up in the Pacific northwest. So, back the shell or you know head coach and major junior or you know coach in the American, the I I don't know in. Twenty years I'd love to be a head coach in the NHL or sooner. But if it doesn't work out that way, I'd be just as happy being a coach in Europe to and who knows you one minute euro hot young guy and you want to championship or.
"ben himself" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"I was so caught up in the moment to like I. Didn't really break it down either. But over the years you know as a coach, you focus so much on shooting the Puck, just getting pucks to the net puck sending on it's such a cliche you literally repeated over and over at every level of hockey doesn't matter if it's he or NHL players, you say we have to shoot the puck more shoot the puck more and I. Remember Two years ago with Florida Paul Macfarlane who's now at the leaves and Kingston he said, you know re release over location like don't worry about where we're shooting the puck. Let's Quick release and just get it on that. So I I think that's what he was focusing on. Just getting the quick release before Ryan was set or or had committed to poke jacket. You know thinking about that goal now like we got a bunch of really cool video from the Olympic broadcasting channel or whatever, and there was like one where it was like no commentator noise was just the ice level noise. They had sort of like eliminated all the other noise and you could just hear. The iggy calling the pass and that was the coolest thing that I heard was just the ice level audio and you can hear the the urgency in the voice I tell players like if you want the yell for and Communicate Loud and use urgency in your voice and you could really hear like iggy and so that's that's stood out to me. Let me have one final. I'm sorry I'm hogging this what I'm curious. No all good. All good. What's more impressive to you the pass or the shot Both. I think. You know he doesn't get that shot off without the past coming that quick I think it was a back end from the wall. Reforms, Ski I think it was had committed a pile of the wall and sort of left said long those bit of a combination of the two but just the two of them working together and communicating and the release, and the AD is magical moment. That whole experience I would just want to be around it to soak it up never mind just winning although that's the most important thing. But just to see all those guys in that room, there's a lot of really talented people in there and all sorts of different jobs a lot of Alpha males they're all sorts of different works of life and just what were your key takeaways? What are the things you remember the most when you think about that two, thousand, ten team just how much poised there wasn't how how relaxed and calm they were like. I, remember and I actually have I had a little flip video camera and I filmed a lot of stuff in the room and note there were no other cameras in the room during the Olympics. The whole time there was no nothing. So I think I might be the only person that has any video of that room you know game speeches and during and after and stuff. So I've got I watch it every now and then and and there's I've got a shot of one of the speeches I think it's the pre-game gold medal speech and To look at Scott Niedermayer sitting in a stall. He's just completely relax uses like he's Kinda. Slumped in a stall he's just sitting there. He just like you know ready to go for a walk at the beach or something he was just so relaxed and not seemingly feeling the pressure and the whole room was Kinda like that. You just you know they all want something at some point. I think one of the motivational videos that we did for the you know the beginning of the Olympics was babs as I, a video of everybody winning something i WanNa shot of them whether it was junior or NC double A. or World Championships or World Juniors every player I want to show them. Raising the a trophy, or getting a gold medal or something and I think the only one we couldn't find a video of winning I. Think was Duncan Keith. But he had one I, think Western, Hockey League Championship with Colona Klom. But everybody else we had video of them winning something. So there was so much experience winning and they were just so relaxed and calm even between the third period and overtime. You know there was no panic wasn't very talkative. It was kind of loose like Joe Thornton was this like the most calming relaxing presence. There it was amazing. Now, I have to ask you like when this video was done at everybody look at Duncan Keith and say what exactly if you accomplished in your life? Now, I don't remember any talk about that. But you know he won the Stanley Cup later that year. So he had a hell of a year those Blackhawk I sure did. So maybe he was motivated by being left out, he wouldn't come. On the consummate to you is that good. To, follow ups come to mind out of that Ben Number One. Will you ever show that? Niedermayer's speech publicly and number two did Chris pronger ever telling you take that cameron, shove it up your nose. No, I should correct something. It wasn't a neater margin have speech. It was babs his speech referring to Niemeyer just sitting there just being very relaxed the look on his face but. Still I loved people would love to see that I bet oh yeah. I keep it on not joking I keep it on a flash drive in a safety deposit box with my two rinks. At a Royal Bank safety deposit box. So I talked about some friends that you should do a documentary something and I thought about it in the ten year anniversary I think I'm GonNa wait to the twenty year anniversary and I I have shown it to some friends I remember like a year after that the subsequent year winning the Olympics I showed it to a bunch of friends and we this is gonNA sound silly but actually pet. Jurors living with at the time is now an agent with a new we watched it before we went to the bar and we'd get fired up to go to the park because it was such a great a fun speech that just got US excited in a great mood. So it's pretty cool to watch. It's awesome. I can remember being in Calgary that summer for team Canada orientation camp and being outside the team Canada dressing room. And Mike Babcock is being scrummed and for many people including myself. It was the first time and this might be the first time there was used publicly. I don't know the term two, hundred foot game came out of coach mouth and bad guy remember who was talking about. But he referenced Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah he plays two hundred foot game and everybody in the media. What all wow. New Buzz term and then they just got like. That? No Gut plucked like a fiddle by everybody you put you on her for game two, hundred, two, hundred, it be all anyone could say about you know two way players, he plays a two hundred foot game. But what are the takeaways for you from working back and curious about your relationship with other coaches as well but with Mike Babcock, what were your takeaways working that closely with them? We'll Babson I sort of worked together a lot leading up to that camp, putting together the tech package like the book that had our systems and and so we would be on the phone a lot and I would be building it in powerpoint and and you know we had rink diagrams and. Arrows and words, and the thing that struck me the most was like the simplicity and the words, the language that he used, and he he would invent words or terms but you you knew it. They meant he was really really good at that and so over the years. He's probably the best coach that I worked with in terms of like a simple easy to understand language and I use some of the terms and. Words that I learned from him still to this day and He's he's an extremely extremely detailed coach. So I remember you know putting together that book and you know he would nitpick on the font size and the color of an Arrow here and there like it was just every little detail was scrutinized. Yeah. I found it very educational to work with him. During that time to to learn about how he spoke with players. The other thing that struck me is is the obsession that he had, and this is an important point for young coaches all coaches but the obsession he had with the amount of time that you had the players attention in meetings, team meetings, video meetings he was like obsessed with no more than seven minutes. And I. Think it's over the years. I've heard that it's gone down. It's like five and a half minutes or something now whereas like you cannot have a meeting literally longer than that time. That's all the focus.
"ben himself" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"Welcome Senator Special Edition of Thirty one thought the podcast Geoff. Miracle. Longside Elliott Friedman and this was a really special interview and I'm glad we had a chance to talk to Ben Cooper before he got on a plane and made his way to Denmark to coach hockey. Again, Ben is a former video coach with hockey Canada video coach with the Florida Panthers and video coach firmly the Vancouver canucks as well. He's now a head coach in Denmark and he's a really interesting guy. We always talk about you know young up and comers and we Had Riley Armstrong on a while ago, and we talked about him last week and his work with Sean Day in the Maine Mariners of the H Allen Ben. Cooper Elliott is another one of those people you're probably going to hear more from sooner than later and a real, not just an upper incomer but like either go-getter passionate all in hockey guy a really good storyteller to you'll hear from this interview he sort of been around a lot of big situations and it's allowed him to accumulate knowledge and experience in high pressure situations and I think that really helps you. I I got to know Ben couple years ago. The coaches site has an annual conference in in July and a couple of years ago it was in Toronto. It's It's called the team snap coaches conference and I went and I did one of the events for it and I went and sat and listened to it and it was really good like there were a lot of really good guests and presenters and remark Crawford's daughter Katie went out and she. She's she was twenty five or twenty six at the time she talked about her studies which were reaching millennials and all of the coaches no matter what they speaking to came up after just to ask more questions but the presentations were were really good and then last year they had Peter Deboer and Mike Kelly who was assistant coach in Vegas Prior Gerard Gallant getting fired Mike was there with them and they watched and talked about the game seven comeback for San Jose. And Craig Constants of the athletic did the interviews and it was riveting and they what they do is they put all these things online and there's a membership for it and it's it's the coaches. Site is the website and they're going to do something in September this year because obviously you can't do anything in July on two separate weekends, but if you're a member. You're allowed to go on site and look at any of the archive videos and I've done that from time to time I remember those one game we were doing with Carolina and they'd a good penalty kill and they'd Steve Smith breakdown of Carolina penalty kill on there now used it during a show. So that's how I got to know. Ben. But his storytelling is excellent. So enjoy it Hope you do as much as we enjoyed talking to Ben and we wish him the best coaching herning Blue Fox. In Denmark, here's Ben Cooper on thirty one thoughts the podcast. Elliot. Molesters here this interview with Ben Cooper. He will be on a plane on his way to Denmark where he's taking over the coaching responsibilities for the herning Blue Fox, he's a former video coach, the Vancouver canucks former assistant coach for the Florida Panthers hockey Canada video coach as well. Ben joins us now and Ben for people listening to US right now. You're probably on a plane as this is entering their ears. What does the last twenty four hours of your life been like? not too hectic. Actually have had a lot of time off over the summer two extra months in fact so I've had a lot of time to prepare and basically just seeing a lot of family and friends and saying goodbye and tiring my dog out. So she's a nice and relaxed for the nine hour flight. That's awesome. All right. So the dog's going with you. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. She goes we're kind of dog she's a golden doodle That's awesome. Yeah. Now, do you buy the dog a seat or does she go in a Kennel I? Wish she could find X. men she's a I. Don't think you can fly with him in the seat for intercontinental flights social be in the cargo hold in a crate. Okay, see. Elliott. Elliott doesn't understand this because Elliott flies first class. So Elliott people like me stay in the back with the golden doodle while Europe up stretching your legs in the front. Actually I got news for you the Golden Doodle should be up front with me and you should still be on the back. So ben there's there's a lot of places we want to go with you I but you know I think that when you you do this, you go with the lead and he gives the biggest story early my favorite. Introducing. You to a lot of our listeners and my favorite story vote you is team Canada video coach two, thousand, ten Vancouver and what happened in the celebration after Sidney crosby scored the Golden Goal Right. So we obviously all celebrated and we went out on the ice all the players out there the staff Ron. There were kind of on the bench and that we jumped out to take the photo the. Team celebration photo on the ice that is now an iconic team photo and so after that photo was taken with sort of I'm walking back to the bench Sydney approaches me and skates up next to me that Heya. Coup can you We get back into the room? Can you show me that the goal again like I I don't remember what happened in a while and I'm like what? And he's like, yeah, I locked out I. I, have no idea how how I score is if it was rebound or what if a shot at or what happened he literally had no idea. The moment was just so great and overwhelming that he just blocked out. I find it really on brand that the first thing that crosby. WanNa do is video work his goal right after that thing goes in your. Like honestly that varies Sidney crosby star while everybody's you know out there on the ice when we think of the the women with Champagne and the beer and the cigars on the ice and everything was having a great time and crosby wants to do video he's very, very crosby story. Is it not Ben? Yeah I. Mean He's He's just a a student of the game always and just obsessed with getting better. So I mean, he didn't really WANNA study at to say for a long period of time. He just more wanted to see you know quickly how how he score because he was curious I. Guess 'cause he just had no idea. But yeah, he sure enough we got into the room and quickly showed it to him and he was like Cool, how would you break that down? Is a video coach because there the way that I looked at that goal is and I don't know this is must be just be instinct on crosby's on Crosby's part. The minute that it seems as if Ryan Miller commits to the poke check like his hand is going up the shaft of his stick. So he's committed to snap. Oh, the voodoo stick. That's when crosby fires it in. An even know if you asked crosby. If that was he was thinking and that's what he did but it just seems like like that's how you would break down the play as an amateur video cheer Ben Geoff Merrick and that's how I would have read that. How would you read that? Yeah, I mean, I, didn't..
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Ben Shapiro on the Michael Brown Shooting
"I'm old enough to remember when Barack Obama went out there during the Ferguson riding and said, people don't make up things like this. He was talking about the Michael Brown shooting Michael Brown shooting by the way, it was a good shoot. In fact, it turns out that after another review of the Michael Brown shooting by officer Darren Wilson, it turns out five years after the six years after the case, the case has been dismissed again, according to the Daily wire. Amanda Prestigiacomo reporting ST Louis County Prosecuting attorney Wesley Bell announced on Thursday he will not be bringing charges against former Ferguson Police Department officer Darren Wilson were fatally shot Michael Brown, 18 back in 2014. Ring, a Thursday press conference. They'll announced the news by prefacing it as quote one of the most difficult things I've had to do, noting that his heart breaks before the Browns. The question for the office was a simple one could prove beyond a reasonable doubt. And when Darrin Wilson shot Michael Brown, he committed murder or manslaughter under Missouri law, Bell asked after an independent and in depth review of the evidence, we cannot prove that he did. He, by the way, is the county's first blast. Black prosecutor he reopen, reopen the case after taking office. One of the reasons he gained office is because of disapproval for no case against Darren Wilson, the first place and then he looked at the evidence, he said, Sorry. We can't actually make a case at his office conducted a five month review of witness statements, forensic reports and other evidence, the AP noted, adding his investigation does not exonerate Darren Wilson. But it's not the way the criminal justice process works. If you're not convicted, that doesn't mean you're not. Exactly that does not mean that you are exonerated. There is no exonerated standard in criminal law. There's just not prosecuted. So you also get to Claire not exonerated. That's not the way this works. L said. I know this is not the result they were looking for and that the pain will continue forever. Jim tally, Wilson's attorney noted Belle's review had the same conclusion as Bells predecessor. A grand jury and the usdoj was Obama's deal J. By the way, there was no crime. The Obama Justice Department at the time, pointed out that there was no crime but doesn't matter. Democrats have continued to lie about the Michael Brown shooting and use it as the basis for a political campaign to suggest that America and police officers are deeply
Negotiations Continue For New COVID-19 Relief Bill
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Pelosi calls relief package discussions "productive" but no deal
"Democrats and the the White White House House had had a a productive productive day day of of discussions discussions over over a a Corona Corona virus virus relief relief package, package, but but they're they're not not close close to to a a deal deal on on Speaker Speaker Nancy Nancy Pelosi Pelosi says says Americans Americans require require the the help help people people need need Resources Resources in in order to make the needs of their families, So it's very important for as we come to. This's not a usual discussion because the urgency is so great. The death toll in the U. S from covert 19 has top of
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"ben himself" Discussed on NBC's Songland Podcast
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"ben himself" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"Gleason and two time. Emmy Winner Merit Weaver Watches. The pair embark on an unpredictable train. Ride across the country finding out that neither person is exactly who they say they are. Episodes are available to stream on. Hbo OR HBO now and soon on HBO. Max So watch new episodes Sundays at ten thirty PM only on. Hbo Meet Again. I've been thinking about you lately because well first of all I wanNA talk about Middle Distance Schwartz scraping. Haven't even talked about it yet. I can't wait to see what you think I love it. I ain't never really seen you guys. I mean I've seen you do a lot of a lot of came in performing at least two times. I think right yes and I was laughing. The first episode because something reminded me of my experience. When you say you encourage me to do it very gently but it was compelling case for me to do it and then when I I did it I did my for show I. It was going along. Okay I I was dealing with the nerves and at one point somebody said. Do you remember this but I can't wait. Somebody goes I'm hanging in there and I was like okay good. I'm like coming up with things and I'm playing the intention. I think I'm doing like a decent. And they say by the way what's your name and I go at Br. I couldn't come up with a fucking name hard. I couldn't come up with own. It's so funny that that's the thing that you're doing scenes perfectly scene work is great and it sounds like what's your name rule rule regret at. Mackenzie unusual thing seem like thought now. That's what we gotta talk about. Your name is rule if we have to talk about it now. Yeah well which could probably be fun but I was. I was laughing because you had a moment with Thomas in the first episode. Where where the two of you lost track of what the name was. And by the way and in that beat so when he reminded me there was Marnie. I said that's my sister's name because in real life that's my sister's name. Oh that's should remember that. And then he goes. That's your sister's name. I know that going down that path in the show would have been five minutes of nonsense so it's like nevermind nevermind nevermind yes. This is the thing that I find. Challenging and fascinating about Improv. Is that you have to see all those plays you have to see. The future showed to to a certain degree. You roughly new. Where would had how you do that? In that case specifically the biggest thing for me is listening. Listening is the biggest thing and I'll say that the show that you did a show called snow pants which is usually me and a bunch of my friends who had been doing them for ten years and I get one or two people that haven't done along with us before or never done Improv. Before so it was like fuck in you said shade. Helen Ron James Blake Griffin. Did it four times all these people so you did it and you came in and it's a harder thing for the person to come in like you. It takes balls man because we know at least what it feels like to be on stage with nothing in this exact scenario but it's interesting that feeling for the first time and I don't remember what I said to you but I do remember when we were done. You loving it. I remember you coming back. I love it feeling inspired. Nfl that the people that take that really care about acting like acting fucking love it. They love it because it's such an exercise in listening and responding and then I remember that second time I did it. I did it again with you. And everybody had a name. I was giving people first middle and last name names before though oh I was thinking of just remember you know. Adam remember the basics but then I started going like. Oh Oh you must be Sheila Vendor craft and of course. Tom's to be one of the stepping on the mainly kid comes out their name. When you Improv for a long time you hear. Everybody called the Kid Timmy. Every became is always tamie stuff like that but So when I talk when I'm thinking about like what's happening in the future. Sometimes they'll just be remembering it'd be like there's a scene where Thomas comes in. He's like a ghost and in Improv Everything happens for a reason. There are no mistakes. So you're like okay. This is a ghost if I could see any place in this show when it comes up it goes comes in but it's not as much about like predicting as much as put that in the back of your head and if you see a slot this makes sense. Find a way that the audience would be because the audience feels there with their the same exact second your so if you can find something that they weren't they forgot about and it connects it. I feel like that's always a fun. Reaction Shows US callback. So I'm trying to think that definitely happened to the ones that I saw a and that's part of the fun to even when you screw up. It's the other thing I love about. It is making something out of that. Problem is making something out of that. That's the best and I love. That audiences are appreciating. Yeah it's crazy. It's crazy because we've done. I mean a lot of shows now when we do at Largo we usually get the Largos pace in La that we do it twice a month. We get great responses whatever but when we go on the road and people never seen before and they see it we get standing ovations which was like. I remember when we got our first one. It was insane to me and they really are excited. They were also the ideas like that show will never exist again. Stand ups usually do similar sets or like? They're working on things you know what I mean. When they're working on a special part of it it won't exist again so if you film it it it adds this different layer to it. It's ads this degree of pressure that maybe didn't exist. It's the amount of pressure is so much because we've done I've done. I've been doing for twenty years. I've done probably you know. Thousand thousand shows something insane like that. It doesn't matter what any of my shows were before four because whatever happens. It's not like in a stand up stand. Ups have worked on those jokes over and over and over again and also when they're editing their specials if a joke if like a bit doesn't go well bill race it but we can't because it's a part of the story we can raise like a second or two here and there like a little changed the biggest edit that we did was the beginning of the show and we talked to the audience. Yeah we we talk and play with the auto like fifteen minutes we. Yeah we cut that to like four minutes because we didn't want people to think that was the show. It's so good and I just encourage people to check it out. Especially if you've never seen Improv do you find that you get different types of suggestions to from people who are a little bit more quote unquote like it improves savvy? Do you find that they themselves. Try to be funnier. That's interesting I one of the things we say when we do stuff in. La's that two or even when we do stuff on the road will be like. Don't don't try to be a Dick and Thomas like don't don't be like Dildo. Don't be like or don't be like yeah and then lie about a story like 'cause we're going to construct a seat if it's not real it's not it doesn't work. It's not as exciting. Never so every now and then there will be someone who tries to be funny and the audience always turns on. That's funny yeah. And then and then we'll be like all right we'll get somebody else. You know what I mean. But the the suggestions of we we've been using the phrase. What are you looking forward to? What are you reading? And for this Conversation Thomson. Chew we ask for a different suggestion for each one and I was like no I think when we release these three which is like the biggest selling point of one. We tried to sell this thing. Which was very difficult to sell an Improv show. Really but when we release it over people's biggest reservation. Sorry I want to get back to the three yet. So the reservations were. What's IT GONNA be rats and we said well we can't tell you what it is yet and so they would come to a show and that show was great. Is it going to be something like that? I'm like well. We have no idea if an idea so it's hard for them to because we're not the rock so it's hard for them to be like yes. We're let we'll let you do whatever you want. We're going to give you. You know we used almost all of our money film it if you so we had nine cameras go my God. Wow so in our heads were like you know what we rather getting paid. A isn't the biggest thing for us right now is just. We wanted to look good out and we wanted to. Yes we wanted. We don't want to screw screwed up. We want the idea to do more or something like that. Well it's great for the art for it's an art form. It's great for that in general. I mean it's now that people see it works. It's on Netflix's everyone's watching Ono am I am. I'm recording this on the wrong thing. You'RE GONNA kill me is it off this pop-up Tutut God. You're gonNA hate this now. That's right sorry I'm going to change this fucking got it now? Renown it now. It'll be a nice surprise. It'll be like Whoa God. People are GonNa go crazy for this thought. That guy sounded like an angel before man. I was so I was trying to impress. Just the audio man man just the that you attempted. It means a lot. I'm truly I mean it will now. It's crushing it. I cannot wait for you. What's the thing I always wonder about you and about people like you are so good at this to you especially when you film it now? And it's Netflix. Do you have regrets? Do you have those Monday morning? Quarterback like regrets. I'll fuck I always get that on the drive home from like if I did a lot of improvident day it'd be like Why did I say this? This would have been funnier yet but I get that the most when auditioning for like anytime. I go from an audition go even if I think I did well but oftentimes when I'm not proud of myself I'll be in the elevator by myself and on the elevator down. I'll say the I'll keep doing the cannot. It's never it's never celebration always dissecting or me replaying how I did it to hear myself to be like what was what was I doing or was that good was that bad. I always do still a hate. It doesn't matter how much you can do even after like a show. Where like you said you get standing ovations. You get this positive response. Do you still have it after show after a show like that. Are you able to be like? Oh fuck after a show now. I'll say at the beginning when I start doing improv. After shows I would really beat myself. Really beat myself up and feel really bummed about it for days This is the very very beginning at UC. Because I wanted so badly to be on those house teams in any show..
"ben himself" Discussed on Life is Short with Justin Long
"I'm forever grateful that I got to work with what a loss. Yeah truly could be dream life. Good being dream ship. You're listening to life is short. I'm your host Justin long sweetheart to do with me as always is my brother. Christian. I know. It's kind of a sad way that. I know I'm sorry so important a nice tribute but still yeah. I know it's not. It's not like Fred would probably make fun of me for this but I just loved him. I I know you did too. We pulled love Fred. Willard yeah I sure did yeah. We we saw the night news broke that he had passed away. We watched a mighty wind and I forgot some of that genius of his performance in happen but what he does is so good he so what a loss a but he doesn't add an and waiting for Guffman he was so funny naturally in such a gifted Improvisational actor that he was able to play convincingly place somebody who thought they were funny somebody who was aggressively unfunny but thought they were fine but try to be funny and that's a very difficult thing to do well same with waiting for Guffman. It's very similar. It's a different character. Write literally kind of arrogant insecure. The same time. It's it's really great. Really capture and character played in waiting for Guffman that Community THEATRE ACTOR. Who had these big aspirations a- to be a successful actor? I've met so many version Mike Guy in my life and he really tapped into something with that character. It's like in such a special genius West so specific and maybe if you maybe you only have seen that guy if you've been experienced community theater and been a part of that environment but it's such a unique specific character I should clarify People are confused that I was cut out of anchorman so it was really sad to be cut out of the movie but like I said just have had that experience was but isn't there an alternate version. Yeah we that exists there is. It's called wake-up Ron. Burgundy I think just able to do that because there's so much improv in and We were thinking about Fred Being obviously one of the best and revisiting those great Christopher guest movies that are almost entirely Improv and our guest today is another brilliant improvisational performer. At friend of ours. The ferry quick. Very Funny Ben Schwartz. Ben is part of a comedy team with Thomas. Middle ditch middle ditch and Schwartz. You can see their Netflix's special now. Really Rolls off the tongue. Doesn't it. Well once you've said Schwartz already middle digit Schwartz? It's tough it is tough addition Schwartz middle digits. We have a special. That's on Netflix. Now called middle militant Schwartz. It's three different Improv. Shows and it is really really funny is so. If you're not that familiar with the world of Improv Bench Schwartz is I would say right up there with the best ones at it. So if you're looking to get into it he there's really no one better than Ventura and pro and that's why I think he's such a good as you'll hear such a great conversationalist he Because that's really what conversation is Format Improv? And keeping the ball on the air It was great to catch up with him. I hadn't seen him in so long. I hadn't really you know we text occasionally but we hadn't really hung out so just selfishly was nice and How do you know him through through Emmy Rossum? I think I met him. I was doing a movie. Called Comet with EMI. I think that's how I met him and she had just done. His show is Improv. Show and I think she introduced us and the night we hung out he was like encouraging me to do. Improv. To do one of the shows and was something that I've always been so afraid of even though you know I mean like we were talking about anchorman that movie. We did a ton of Improv. That as and other judd appetite movies that I had done little things and so I had done a lot of Improv. In movies but the idea of going on a stage specifically to do that without any any script Was really nerve wracking and something. I resisted doing and Ben. Encourage me to do it. I'm so glad he did. And we talk about that So so he was. Also he's very -ccomplish not just an Improv. But he's a great writer and actor He's been tons of things he was in the show parks and REC. That's how a lot of people know him and now he's in a new show coming out on Netflix's at the end of the month called Space Force the new Highly anticipated comedy starring. Steve Carell and Ben Schwartz among other great people. Yeah and Ben is also friends with a friend of the show front of our Sam Rockwell and I think they just sold some kind of script. They're doing a horror movie together. Every I rarely read the trades. Yeah I feel like time I do he. I read that he's sold some big pitch some big studio and he's he is just like college very moving. Yeah always doing something. I really encouraged everyone to watch middle to Schwartz flakes. It's cool you can watch it now. It's the first time that's that's been true. These guys are kind of blazing a trail And I just so love that type of comedy and few people do it better than those guys so yeah. Let's get into it with our Powell. The very quick very funny. What else handsome handsome. Yes muppet like. Here's a muppet. Handsome Quality The very funny Our old.
"ben himself" Discussed on Comedy Bang Bang
"Kind of sonic do you might even be parody of Asana guest at that part but when the plug team gets closed you've already remixed. I haven't heard the remix okay. Well remember what what we sang enjoyed. That was that was Gimme some plugs. By Andy mckinney. Thank somebody all right. Ben Plugged up. Everything's just comes out this Thursday so right now tonight right. Sonic the hedgehog comes out. I'm really proud of it. James Marsden Jim Carey Tika sumpter me. I put voices. Sonic the HEDGEHOG. I really think it's a fun movie. Check that out but then the week after. There's a movie with Billy Crystal. If you find me annoying this this year is going to be very annoying. Just go out of the country. Yeah standing up. That one won't get a lot of press so that that's a pretty big one needs a little extra low. No yeah you know. It's in like fights ten cities and stuff like that you can get on. It's me billy crystal and there's split up up the entire. US into just ten city. So that's smart right. That's a nice natural disasters then we'd be wiped out in a moment but that one's a big one. It's me and billy crystal. It's really sweet one. There's Markle it said it was billy's best performance ever done much in the brain. Really and he's he's got Some not some name movies. Movies is incredible Harley Quinn something about Mary and the other thing that's especially for people. Listen to this Thomas Tonight Schwartz for net flicks as is a series of specials is gonNA come out in the next couple of months. You come back for that whenever you in middle ditch combat episode together but so that'd be a big one out the offense those are those are the three jobs and you can look for everything Rejected jokes on twitter. My website and instagram. We'll have all the all right. I WANNA plug. You know. It's Valentine's Day tomorrow and so It's that time of year that I plug the Michael Jordan's big sexy Valentine's Day special which was especially made with Michael as well as the lonely island deny a produced in and AKIVA keven directed it. You have Andy Sandberg. My root off Sarah Silverman will forte. So many people are in it and check it out. It's seen it's very funny. It's on Netflix. A wonderful way to spend fifty minutes of your time this this valentines weekend end and of course you can always see the between two ferns movie all right so let us now here. The Michael Hart again renew wasted here closing up the up the plug bag theme and let's close up the plug bag when you own upload data.
"ben himself" Discussed on Comedy Bang Bang
"Ben charges here with me and Ben I know so Look we can't have another solo where we discuss the ridler game and who with her game every time. What is it every time we talk about? What it is you created it and then you always forget what it I go riddle me this? It's really. Yeah it's really what do I do. It's base we're not gonNA play it just tell take we can't just won't play all right. It's a game. Where by the way do we have the theme song? Do we have the ridler whole theme song and you you never remember. Remember what they do with other people all the time and I always want to avoid this conversation. But it's the ridler a riddle me this ridler or riddle riddle me this right now here. We go riddle getting e this thank you so much for long and Ryan has founded. And he's going to play it right now here. We saw he got happy. He's here we go. You don't have we don't have thank you fucking real Israel but it won't sync the actual saying I was going to say let's play a different song because since game a different yeah. Let's play a different game. Because since our last Solo Bolo Control Quattro low I created game for another podcast Colo.. Hello can someone's fact checkers and it was really fun and this is a game care and I thought I really wanted to play with you. It's Okay I love to play that I did this at the I just said I am so boring. This is a game called pitch a sit song. I love it I love it I love. It's guy so here's is what it is. You still got a lot of what's happened David. You've been really Netflix. Since when you do Mister Show since nine hundred ninety five okay. So here's what it is. One of US says the title title of a Sitcom or TV show made up a real real TV show. I Love Dick got. I know where you're going to love it the other person. You don't know where I'm going. Oh passing the the other. No the other person had comes up with a title that we're every word is the opposite of the word in the previous title so give me an example now. Because you've lost me what's what's title. Perfect strangers imperfect relatives. Okay okay so every word is like the opposite of what what it is and then you have to. The person who does that title has to come in and pitch that as a show whenever that is as nothing new songs and but at the end also also has to say by the way there's a theme song and seeing a made up for it so intricate so long so who do you want to pitch I or who invented the game as it's probably better for you to I can pitch I if you like. Yeah that makes sense. Give give me a a real shows title. Okay so I'm going to start here. Just give me a re a real. TV shows real team. And I'm going to try to lend it so it could be easy to do the opposite. Yeah or whatever. Yeah okay so I have. I of the family matters okay now from now on. I'm playing the executive. Now you're the executive pay. How are you Scott loved to see you? Hey thanks so much for salmon very excited to pitch it to hearsay. I've heard that you lost it since mister show. Can you wait though because I'm not ready right now if that's We only have like one minute. Sure you only have one move pitcher. What are we got? This is like twenty minutes here lately. Man It's now your fifty seconds. Okay this show called Strangers anti-matter sorry strangers anti-matter that's off. That's off of off of leftovers. Emily Matters Okay. What's the opposite of family strangers strangers? Strangers anti-matter I'd love to hear what's it about okay. Basically this is raiders anti a group of scientists but they're all on seven different continents. They've never met each other. Wow Okay so there's one on America South America Africa attention the rest the rest and Including Antarctica. The wow I love and here's one. It's yeah it's getting hotter and hotter because global warming. You believe in global warming right we have to. The world is flat but I believe global warming. Okay interesting so these scientists. They've never met each other and they're all studying anti-matter which of course is the absence of matter no matter it's a black hole if you will and there's an anti matter cloud coming to towards earth like Armageddon. You have my attention. It's going to swallow up everything all of existence and nothing is going to exist anymore. So what are these strangers do these strangers. They have to figure out how to travel through space to blast the anti-matter cloud with a matter cloud and they've never met each other and guess what they don't get the fuck along. So it's armageddon the Armageddon. Can I hear the themes here. We go one a two three stranger. They've never a strange you go out in space. They're not get fatter because there's nothing to eat it strangers anti-matter it's Armageddon Erin. But we talk about. You're GONNA buy incredible. Incredible theme song series offer is kind of based on starch. What's GONNA be? What's The yes a series of a whole series? You have to pitch a series. Yeah that's the one we'll give you two seasons. Oh yes those great by the way that I mean. Did you prepare no. Of course I didn't prepare you How would we what if we'd scripted this whole thing before we got here? Because you want these syllables have been tightly scripted. I would love to thank you for allowing me to be in the room. I want you a show. Can you mean the words Law and Order Special Victims Unit men law an order okay. So he's in Ben Please. Hey how are you. Hey how are you so nice to meet you I I saw sonic the other the day. Oh what do you think I was so into it and I was like we gotta get whoever. Did this voice in here to pitch show because I really want to make sure that This is incredible because of me. Doing this isn't me doing voiceover. This is this do a little bit of voice over right like is your characters ever back his turns you'll do some eighty are. You're not you don't have a thing in your contract where you won't do eighty. Oh Yeah Yeah Yeah. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah of course when you go to do you ever say one for a booth. What do you mean I don't know if Picciotto Yeah I would love for you to pitch a show? What's it called? It's called anarchy and disorder normal healthy person and disorder. Normal healthy person. All right look. It's an intriguing title. I got the anarchy and disorder. Normal healthy person normal healthy I okay. So the whole idea is that we earth cut to Ooh love her. Modern Day favorite While you're gonNA love if ever cutting from cut to assist cut through this exact pitch is going to be in the show and then we cut earth a Bagel arth. Okay and what you have right now is. The world is a vampire. Oh okay that sounds like poetry and things are going crazy it is anarchy. The world is in disorder. Everything is going crazy. It's almost like a Zombie apocalypse. People don't know what's going on is it. They're like zombies. Meets the purge is exactly then well. It's exactly that and then there's only one person that can save it and it's one guy and his dog right okay. One Guy One guy and his dog and there's anarchy okay total anarchy but it sounds a little like I am alleged. Let me finish point guys played by Will Smith. Well all right. Let me finish. The dogs play by Smith. Okay so the gem I man but he's playing a dog for one of his carries right. He's he's the voice of the dog and he's also himself okay okay and he gets there and everybody's like well we're going to special person to do this and they go all we got this frigging normal healthy normal i. They need a whole special unit. They go no we have this. We have normal healthy guy. Yeah and that's that's kind of it and let me what happens. Goes and in each episode attack because a different part of the anarchy becoming normal and trying to retain order. So he's like judge dredd. There's no like when they fucked. They fought it's not triangles..
"ben himself" Discussed on View from the Cheap Seats
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"ben himself" Discussed on View from the Cheap Seats
"Tall spurred up when I graduated high school. I was like six foot even. Oh really yeah I weighed like one hundred. Didn't fifty patents no way and I grew like another six inches in college. Yeah amazed so when I came home all the coaches were like where take where was this Bailey. Yeah where were you when men The BROWNIAN Columbia Falls School district have issued statements in following an incident. That happened at a basketball game this past week now. You're you were a person who's who speaks for a living all the time but you are careful not to say the wrong thing. The letter states that at the Ganley bring that up because of what happened. You stay at the game. Columbia falls on Thursday. The announcer introduced the lady Indians as the Lazy Indian can't do it. The letter from Columbia Falls High school principal. That's a slight on the entire native Americans right principal Jennifer Wagner and activities seventies director. Everett Armstrong calls the comment inexcusable. Well the person could a screwed up. It's okay is it a Freudian slip. It was a Freudian slip. The letter further others say that the announce okay listen with the leather further stadia. Lazy Indians is like saying dirty juice. It you really can't say that but I but I will. If your team was the thirty Jews they gotta man dirty dirty. I thirty thirty. I was trying not to say it so I said so. Listen this so. So you're you're you're against the announcer for saying lazy and it's right. We're all sitting here saying we're against then you're going to turn your IRA towards the the people. The letter further states that the announcer did apologize to Browning's head coach following the game and claim the comment had been an unintentional blundered. The announcer was subsequently fired lost. The job lost the job because he says lazy instead of Lady. That's right I mean what's crazy about. That is they needed to take more more time. I think and investigate exactly what happened. So their decision to fire him was Kinda lazy absolutely right. Brian School school officials to lady of them in his very lady in a letter following the sense that it was an imperative to treat each other with civility respect. which by the way? The guy went over and apologised right right person went over so what. You can't even make a mistake in court and then if Josh and like according to a statement released by a former Columbia falls school principal apparent of Columbia falls basketball player was spotted holding a sign with the letters f. t. i. written on it on a game in. I don't know what that means. Some interpreted as a racist remarks towards native Americans reckons. That is terrible but I do think they should. I think if the person issues an apology to school I think the person goes and speaks to the student body at. That's cool said. Hey I just made a mistake and this is a lesson in life. Sometimes you make mistakes and the right thing to do is to apologize. You bring that person back right owning it. I wonder how it would be for him though if he did come back like maybe I don't know might be hard to recover from something like that but but that's not that bad it's like I would i. I see why it's offensive but it's not like James Earl Jones Yep was receiving an award at some. Some I'm lifetime achievement. Kind of thing. I'm not sure exactly what it was and the guy announcing I can't remember who it was said James Earl Ray Ray who he was a serial killer right you know and I mean the place just went. This is years ago. I'm sure it's on youtube something but we're GONNA be avow one to keep his job should be able to. It was a chaser his job. That's a really bad thing. Oh Man I who greatest people of all time is never going to get a lifetime. uh-huh he's GonNa get Life Bay. I get a lifetime achievement. Award all right James. Earl Jones handled it amazingly well of course not surprisingly. He's rolled with it very. He's Darth vader her father. 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"ben himself" Discussed on View from the Cheap Seats
"Yankees are poised to potentially make a deep run next year? They made a run this year. But they're saying that the Yankees might be the favorites to come. Some people are come out of the American early next year. Who lists the astros stealing right exactly? Unless there's a new signs however I remember I remember the Yankees winning and it was a big deal. But then you'd go to the East village to like fifth in a and B over to. What was the name of the bar that we as pace the ace bar? v Thirteen amp. which now is probably gorgeous with like beautiful doorman? It's very different from what was then for sure that I remember going over there and it being like just a regular alert Thursday night like no one even knew that the Yankees were playing right is so big that there are huge pockets. That don't give a shit. Yeah yeah time. Square is buzzing and going going nuts and it's crazy but then down there it's like now we're having a bluegrass. Jam Dollar Drafts. It does he play hockey defenseman. or where do you know. I'm a forward. I end up playing center mostly now can you check in your leaguer checking notes an old Guy Leo Guy League like like everyone like please be careful. Yeah well it's like don't don't nobody wants to get hurt. He's got mouths to feed. It's like we want to be able to keep doing this right. You break a hip. You can't drive you're right so you're an so this is like this is how you sweat so for me. It's pickup basketball but for you. It's like it's like pickup of high sickly weekly. Isn't it fun though. Though that 'cause I'm sure those dudes and there are dudes there who you never see in any other aspect of your life except there and you have that camaraderie of you take and it's great isn't that the best is that it's such a great thing like I. I just started playing again like maybe three years ago. A buddy minded grew up with was like hey man I don't. I don't know if you know but I'm playing hockey right like half a mile from your house Tuesday night and yet skates. I didn't know I didn't have anything the new equipment but I was like when you get new equipment that it feels good dude. I had it on at my house was walking around great man. I'm taking off site. So I spent a great thing and a big part of it is the Camaraderie Camaraderie. The other guys like we hang around. We have a couple of beers after like just a great group of Guys Ninety Day Game Day night Tuesday night hockey. We used to play roller hockey rocky in New York Shell. It's hard man. Roller hockey is tough. Tell me if you're used to is hockey's I know 'cause the ice hockey there is that chance of like I can go really fast and then I can stop Komo on skis all hockey. Stop this thing before actually fly into the boards whereas you you gotta eat guys can do the hockey stop on rollerblades. Oh my God I think going to ruin your wheels yeah. That's a weird animal to me. Apparently roller hockey is faster than ice hockey. This is it. That's what they say. Oh it was. I loved it was right on Chelsea piers outside outside. Is it'd be like you're on that pier where they have the you know the rink out. There can't remember when Chelsea Piers was built in the gym in there and the other their stuff. It was like it's still improving. They have this crazy Hockey Training Facility in their Lau which was trying to get into when we were filming. I was like I I want to just go into like two sessions with these guys. Do they have an ice treadmill. What Yeah Fins and you can just skate in place and analyze here here? You're skating style. which is what I wanted to do? But the FLEX cited make it. It was like UN Week and traffic was so bad. That I just bailed you and I can't yeah get their mile and a quarter from me. And I just can't get to. You never going to happen. You walked on your skates regardless scan cards on all your equipment huge bag. I love to do that any other. Things he player. Do just to play golf. Do you really pretty. I've I've into golf. Hello I'm okay. I probably like a ten. That's just wealth. Well it depends on your plan with so you you shoot in the mid to low eighties. The that's amazing. Usually eighty five th awesome. Were you know would he play. New York I play guitar. Is I live in Morris County New Jersey and there's good public courses like really nice ones at like five of them so I just play those pair up with some ranchos and just go. That's the one part that's like if you show up and you dudes they're like hey hey. Are you the guy from cash cap. I don't know why they're southern New Jersey Jersey the Gulf abuse some Trivia while we're paying quiz me right around in the car and you can ask us how about. We just played golf. I'll do it when then there becomes a when there's a back seat in the golf cart there isn't it so it'll never happen you. Why do you play that stuff? Well it's should we take a break. GEICO stand now. We're talking about the tour you got coming up And thickets yeah with some crickets. I'm playing this song right now. You Ain't going nowhere. It's by the birds Someone and my friend told me that the the birds I mean. Obviously you know we all know. The birds made like superheroes certain tournament. I watched the Linda Ronstadt documentary on on CNN and I watched Laurent community man and they did a whole thing about how Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris were good friends and they were good friends after Emmylou Harris had been head like worked with Gram Parsons who was in the birds and Parsons like died of a heroin. Overdose Dawson and whatnot by like she was just distraught. emmylou Harris was this gorgeous beautiful voice dark-haired woman and of course now we're hairs white. She still beautiful and Linderoth Stat was like Oh my God. She's doing what I do better than me. But I just couldn't get hater. I could just be friends with her. And as soon as parts of the diocese. You Ain't going. Oh no where. We'll put that in after the fact Ben Bailey with us. We're GONNA talk about He's got a kick ASS tour coming up in Chicago on. See it right after this break this fever and the cheap.
"ben himself" Discussed on View from the Cheap Seats
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Yeah now we're back And we're on Bravo discovery. brought us back and then after two years didn't pick us up and then bravo was like. Hey we want you because it's such a good. I love that that at member of the days in this business. Where if you wrote a script for one place you'll be like yeah? They didn't pick it up. It's damaged goods and you're like but it's still a good goddamn script up to now. Yeah now I feel like places are more apt to say. I don't care that you're a dummy for letting this go discover your dumb for letting that it's almost like even WanNa talk about sports. It's almost like players like Richard Sherman. He's done he's done in Seattle and San Francisco's like we'll take him and and he's still got your you're on Bravo Do you ever drive any around not yet know yet. At my last we've had some Some Bravo people in there that we had a real awesome guys yeah. We had a real housewife. Marge someone today not. They probably didn't know shit. They actually did pretty well. Guys from million dollar listing. Okay Frederick and I just I don't know this. There's got I don't know that guy. I Know Friends Frederick was fun he was cool. He seems like he's fun. Everyone was like kind of warning me without saying it like this guy might be awful. Oh really I liked him. I thought I had a good time. I mean here's a high energy energy kind of guy. Yeah I mean what you know. Yeah what's he's like a guy who who has yeah like energy instead of like comedic and the guy comes out there and it's like he should warm up a crowd yeah Oh you're absolutely right but what about that show is your. There's not a lot of time and you do have a lot of business to take care of driving. Having a car personality still comes through. And you're still funny our thank you man. I tried hard. It's like you're absolutely right. There's a lot to get in there. There's not a lot of room for funny money so I'm just like mugging for the camera. What do you do really well? which is something that I feel like? Comedians understand is as you read the room you react off of what's being given to you so a question comes out. Someone doesn't know it however they're reacting to whatever the question is the easy question and they're taking a long time your reaction to that is funny. Oh thank you. You're sort of like what the what's happening right now. Like I'm with you guys is at home wondering why say Niagara Falls onto the what's another giant waterfall North America in Canada. We're where is another place where people have imaginary Canadian Girlfriends Breakfast Club Breakfast Club do you. You feel like you have just all this crazy. Not Useless but just silly knowledge just swirling around your head because of what you've done or do you just exited as soon as you're done I think I'm show I think a lot of silly knowledge swirling around in my head is a pretty good description of the criminal in their on the fly. So it's in there but and then it just like shopping at D'Agostino l let me tell you something about sorry that I learned whatever. Yeah let me tell you about the cutie orange it started in nineteen ninety-one The Tangerine is named for the city that it was once really shipped from tange ears really. Yeah that's associates. You have games. There is a gamesmanship to it in. And when we think about Sports yes I think. Sports is starting to evolve in a really interesting way in that like e sports is the biggest goddamn thing in the world. They are building an e sports stadium. Adm in a state like arena. I guess is what I would call it in kind of. Near the Ferrari like fantasy football video video games like four hundred yeah all that stuff building an arena. Just for people can watch. I can watch people play video games on a big screen so people can basically be the little brother to the big brother who's on the I was like people play video games in arena. This should be in the basement of the staple center her down there. Put some panelling old like seventies room and the whole match is. Just someone's mom gets over the God Mike and is like Dan or she's comes through with the vacuum. Yeah I mean we're joking about it but it is an there. Were joking about it but it is a hewing business. That's crazy. Do you think about scrabble tournaments. I think about spelling bees. In it's a lot of that is an Cheslatta that is strategy and knowledge and being able to put forward. I think think about the most recent where they put like the champions of the champions on jeopardy like the best of the best. Yes gather on that jeopardy a week and it was huge. It was everybody's into everybody's telling me about it and he's trivia thing that's the kind of thing that that it's exactly like sports when you think about it. We'll beautiful like a champion here. Someone who's like kicked ass and then you've got these other guys who have just kicked gas and then you put them on hand to see who's the best of the best people in sports do that all the time I mean. That's what people better I mean Derek. Jeter just got into the hall of fame fame yesterday. And you're like well is he the Best Cure Saab of all time way. Wait he ozzie. Smith was this and then way way way there's Jordan Lebron James. They're like how can we. Everyone wishes they could match them up against each other while scrabble scrabble. But Jeopardy it you know. You can't be necessarily early aged out of it so if you were acid champion. Five years ago. And there's a massive champion this year. You can put them head to head and that kind of thing is what what generates excitement site and how you can do in Trivia but some you can't do in like on the actual court skills deteriorate right which fascinating but I can't actually put those guys against against each other old. What are the similarities? I know and there would be Michael Jordan would literally when you say break your ankles. He would literally break. I think it's interesting thing that the strategy on jeopardy changed the one guy who was a professional gambler. Oh yeah then came along or special poker player player just changed the way everything like nick he would try to like win a little bit and then go for the daily double and then make it a true daily.
"ben himself" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"There's a bit of a spent of disbelief necessary in just a bit disingenuous feeling in the book always a little bit even though it's always brilliant and the score is one of Santorum's wants beautiful scores so I think to see them. Really grow in reverse is going to be like incredibly emotionally powerful and so we've we shot the first which is actually the last seen this. Tell me about that though I mean you've shot the finale of this eighteen year project. That's a lot of weight like when you step on that. You're like okay. We have to like this. I have to build out like in my head. What's happened before four though comes after that's like a kind of a head trip but the thing is the sort of joy of it is that we don't have to build anything because none of it's happened right and we because because we're gonNA live it in real time in our lives as we grow the we've talked a lot about this with rick the main goal every time we come back together every two or three years depending on the increments of the show is just to be as much in our current selves as possible because we will have grown four three or four years or so it was really freeing it was just sort of like be your most beautiful sort of ideological self and just enjoy this moment and revel in it and then we get to grow apart in real and then we get to see horrible jaded. Ben Platt in eighteen forty in his mid forties charlie the one that sticks to his guns actually artistically remains pretty has a lot of integrity. Got It okay so you've got so so this is my experience. I guess this is your first full on Tricia. Movie musical like Pitch Perfect has its John Come right yeah. No you're right. Yes where it's like sort of singing within the world. Yeah it totally is hopefully the first of hopefully that before this eighteen year one comes up how are non cats. Harry West Side Story. Nobody approached me about cats audition for websites during didn't get the part. That's okay. That's Okay I've had a lot of blessings and some things just don't go away and I can't wait to see it as Stephen over brilliant and tried my tried my darndest for answers role for the answers and and what do you what do you make of cast most controversial subject on the planet. I think to the theater community that knows cats it was like not as shocking thing I mean if they still the visuals requires wires them adapting and getting used to but it's cats I give looks like cats cats like crazy musical about a bunch of cats meeting each other and sing any other and has no stories so that's what the trailer looks like. You signed up for cats guys yeah. That's what it is so. I'm excited to see it. I've heard from some inside lines that it's actually really works and like stands up and is a good version so I'm excited to the amazing. I promise we're getting getting to the politician but we're all over the place buddy okay so pitch perfect. We should talk. I piss Duran Hansen which came first it was kind of the first so pitch perfect ring is kind of the first film role and kind of couldn't the more to a T- like again charting out like the Ben Platt Success Story. This is like kind of perfect. It was a good phase a of character that eventually became Hansen Hansen really. Did it feel by then you've done hundreds of hours on stage did being film set in that capacity feel as comfortable as curve a little bit of a learning curve. The Nice thing was that a it was had musical numbers in it so I felt comfortable 'cause there is a rehearsal process and I was used to the feeling of that and it felt it was a lot of actress who are also in the theatre or musical in some way so felt like a comfortable social environment but it's certainly was a learning curve of like camera on what the what that life is like and how now those days actually go and because it was Jason Moore Directing who's comes largely from the theater as well. It was very helpful and speak to me in a way that I really understood yeah. Help me make that transition and so soon thereafter comes book and more men. I believe yes very much because of pitch perfect allison. Jones is a really casting in director saw me in which violations not related to orbit Gorman. She's just awesome and looking out for actors. She saw me in Pittsburgh to reach out to Scott Rudin and said have you seen I think this kid would make a great other cutting in which is the Josh Gad rule because they were looking for new is and so I got to go in and then I got to do it and so you do it in Chicago. I and and yes and you get to make a little bit. You're you're obviously a different type than Josh Gad. One hundred percent I think in the audition process I was going and I was the only one who was there. That wasn't a a lot like Joschka wasn't in their thirties who wasn't a bigger guy wasn't a Brunette Guy and so I just kept thinking. This is cool that I'm even getting to do this. There's no way and then he just kept having me back back and back and back in his AAC. This is we have. They're still letting me do this over and over again and then they put me in it and I think because we were starting a new company in Chicago and we were able to start from the ground up and like 'cause when you are during new company obviously everything is set very much so as far as the block insane the sets the same costumes the same but you do get to learn it from start to finish with a whole new group of people and the creative team is is there and giving those centers involved so I was able to start from square one and I think everyone was a little bit because you don't really WanNa mess with the formula that works as well as book of Mormon Yeah but I think as as soon as we got in front of an audience and people saw that my version had a lot of validity to it then it was great you mentioned like starting up on the new just brings up a random kind of thought like is there a AH is there analogy to be made between like the Camaraderie between like a theater company and the someone that makes film together. I mean is it. It must be a stronger under different kind of a thing for theatre group theaters various special because there's there's just so much trust involved when you're out there in front of people and you're kind of left your own devices. He says it's so much more an actress medium because no one is editing and after the fact no one's carrying and after the fact certainly you've been directed beforehand but it's out there. It's a long together holding each other up and also you like inevitably no matter what the structure of the story or who on stage more whatever your all family together because is your all their first altogether there every night did show together in a film you can do a film with someone and never meet them like. I did a you know what I mean like. I I did ricky flash that Audra McDonald was also and and I love Audra McDonald and a tank gun to meter through Broadway channels but I never interacted with are ones and we're in film together so it's that's one of the things I love the most about religion. Eh politician is because I was an executive producer is able to kind of try to foster that sort of a community particularly for the young cast the nine regulars are all in a similar walk of life and really make any time for us to be a community and get together and feel like familial unlike part of one piece It's almost like you have producing in your blood or something a little bit basic and Paul Paul notice you reach out to you this leads to workshops for Deer Evan Hansen so in the first initial workshops of that like did that did what we saw finally on on the stage. Did it resemble it a lot. Yes I mean certainly any musical particularly in musical from scratch. That's not based on anything which is like one of the bravest things I think you can do is make a brand. New musical shakes a lot of forms and changes like crazy. The probably the most remarkable thing is that like seven or eight of the songs were there day one so like waving through window if I could tell her only us sincerely me a lot of those were just in the script from day. One the big broad strokes the story always there lies he gets more confident because of it and then he becomes a viral celebrity ish and then the parents down. It's terrible it was it stayed very much. It was always special from day one but they really I think the biggest overarching changed from like the first reading like what we finally all I saw that it became a lot more about Evan in particular it was when I first came in it was sort of about these greater issues of depression and suicide anxiety and online veracity -ality baking who you are online and all that with the backdrop of that being the story of this kid and then it kind of got reversed and became a story of one particular kid and through the specificity of his his story in this particular character will learn deep things about all these greater issue which in retrospect it's such a clearly the right which is why people connect with exactly such a profound way why everyone's blubbering as much as you are on stage watching that show I was I was privileged to see you on in that production to and it was yeah remarkable. Not Enough can be said about it onstage for about a year. How long were you doing that one. We did we did a DC production for like three months in an off Broadway production for about three or four months of the Broadway Broadway run. I was there for exactly crazy. I know like literally everybody. Who is anybody visited you. You've talked about the Bianca Story. I've heard that was a huge moment. My question is do you exchange. Info with beyond saved. You say now that you've acknowledged that you are a fan. Let's keep this going. No I just it's about way too afraid to ask and also about. She doesn't even have phone number at this point because it will operate the same way we do know. She lives a different special goddess like life but it wasn't great connector for a lot of creatives in people's that I've always wanted to work with or even just like look in the face like Mandy..
"ben himself" Discussed on Happy Sad Confused
"I didn't realize I should of when I started like digging through the life of Ben Platt. You're not a New Yorker actually grew up in L. A. I feel like you're part of the tribe of New York that it means a lot to me because that's all I've ever wanted so. I'm happy to be here now. I always do that. I wanted to be your soon as I was able to. As soon as I finish is quite moved here and I've been basic since so. What was it growing up that you saw saw here that said I I gotta get to that place. Theatre was the first thing is my passion growing up and that was like the superficial reason that I wanted to be there and then I realized like energetically. I drive a lot better with it. It's just as frenetic and neurotic as I am so that is very calming to me and it's a lot more I find as an artist generally a little bit more concerned with merit and ability and work ethic than it is with like appearance and networking and such not to say that that doesn't exist here it certainly does but it's just a little bit easier on the soul and I find that you can decide at any given time if you want to feel like totally inundated surrounded in part of something or completely anonymous and isolated total and in La I feel like it's hard to feel part of a bigger because it's so disparate and spread out to like it's hard to feel like part of one unit. Yeah New York. Everything is like it's. It's all it's also. I always say say because I grew up here like I I could l. A. And I like I totally enjoy it but yeah I love spending chunks of time especially with a particular job to do I just I don't think I could have that be permanent spot and I also worry like I would become like hermits somewhere else I would go into my little cave forever and here I I have to collide with things exactly react in creates. It's energy and excitement. I might just die my couch alone totally ever with my wife okay so so the the folklore about Ben Platt is that you knew what you WanNa do six basically yeah. I've this more in folklore. Though there's probably substantiation their video substantiation video proof Ota proof always doing musicals. My backyard always doing like youth program as many times as possible and yeah. I mean as soon as I had any kind of like autonomy. It was just this is what I want to do this. I WANNA spend my time. This is where I feel happiest. Did Your Dad obviously a very well regarded arted well-known producer. When did you realize what he what that even meant. I'll people know what a producer does growing up. What was what a dad going to work. I don't I don't think I understood like the nuance of the job until I was really like sixteen seventeen eighteen really able to understand like what makes producer and why he's a great producer. I'm more so just thought my dad makes create amazing. Things particularly wicked as I was. Let's see does three. I was like twelve or eleven so watching the like spectacle spectacle in like unbelievable magic of that and like thinking and remembering like hearing workshop CDs of it in the car my dad watching him shepherd at all. I think I was very fascinated by that and just knew that he was doing special magical things but then as I became a teenager and then adult are realized like what is it that he actually does that makes it so that all the things he's working on seemed to be fantastic. Did you spend much time on. What about film sets like. Were you on campus. That's much growing up a bit. I we'd always visit like once to reach project just to get a sense of the world he was in wasn't kind of thing where we were going all the time like. I got a taste of each thing because it's his space you know and also we our kids in school and stuff but I was much more interested in going to weaken and being backstage and seeing it like twenty sometimes and having him get backstage thoroughly wanted really to meet Gavin Creel. That was the stuff that I thought was cool. I mean it's such a relief in a way that like thank God. You're talent matched your ambition like it was seriously if you imagine in having this happens for a lot of people for sure like the ambition and the want is there but not I think my parents wouldn't have been as supportive in his gung-ho if they saw that that wasn't the case but I think as soon as I really take a crack at it as well as how much I loved it then they were incredibly. Do you remember I think I read somewhere. You were like you performed the Hollywood bowl. That was my first job. Okay so that's again so it makes sense that you're at twenty six at radio city yeah. It was a good start start. Do you remember being nervous. Remember anything about that. I remember getting panicking night before the audition and like being like I wanted I don't want to do this. I changed my mind crying and I think my parents recognized that was just like a last minute freak out and then I didn't really want to do it so soon you want to the roommate. I it was great and I loved it and then the doing of it I loved I just love that always all adults and they're all taking seriously like I found that they had had the attitude that I had had about all my youth musicals except that no one around me and had that because it was a bunch of kids who are like doing it as an after school right thing and like having goldfish and stuff but like I was like you know really invested so it was exciting. What's funny you say that also about like having the free got before but once you were out there feeling great because I I don't know about you. I prefer the different kind of love away obviously but like for me. I feel like once I'm in it. I'm okay one hundred percent but it's the anticipation and the mind games and like all of that and even also a post mortem to I I over think it is that still the case for you has that is that relatable to you at all one hundred percent the preamble leading up to okay all day on Sunday. It was like a little bit of torture of just like oh like do I suddenly feel a tickle in my throat like Oh my friends. He's not coming. WHO's GonNa sit in those seats like and like being nervous about like these are the lights. GonNa come on the right time and liked. Did we go over the opening well enough ears crap out on me and I won't be able to hear him like my inner ear and then as soon as I get out and start the first song it's like free and an easy and all the anxiety is kind of fall away and there's just no choice but to be present which is is not my forte generally in life. I always someone in my head or thinking forward or backward but like there's no choice when before he went to beat their which I think is probably why I like it the most that's the that's the deaths for me when I'm doing like something camera from doing like a hosting. Something is like it. I suddenly the the the third eye comes in above me watching the interview watching during the event and then I'm like out of that moment that you there's no. You can't let that happen when you're doing your Hanson can no no and if you do go on autopilot you pay for it because the star you suddenly forget where you are and then you blackout on the line and then you know you it's all your fault but also that role just requires a lot of being present in your body in right so I I never really could so so going back to when you're a kid and so you have the that kind of freak out which is natural dude go out on a lot of auditions for for TV and film things in theater and what were you doing. Yes as soon as I started working properly. I started auditioning for lots of theater and doing I did like three four musicals of the Hollywood ball. I did it the tour carliner change and had a lot of success has given theater what's going on for TV and film things like here and there but just none of them happened and I think just that wasn't in my muscles really yet and I didn't really understand the difference I was mostly just working theater and then for high school I sort of stopped cold and really went to high school and didn't do any kind of working or anything outside of being there and just doing the musicals there which for me where the high stakes musicals I had ever done because like when you're in high school. Musical is everything yes not to mention. You probably went to a school where there were a lot of talented. Yes I went to Harvard Westlake wearing that Vini Feldstein and Catherine Gallagher and a lot of really really talented people who are now working actors so our pippen was very important to in the woods is very important. Okay well speaking of being being in that reminds me. I the one thing I didn't get into his bar Mitzvahs. This is important importance very actually number Mitzvah. I'm a Jew. I'm like how was Horowitz you've ever met. That's I know exactly what you might have to have an adult. I'm look I've always said if money troubles you never know. That's a good way I mean. Did you have a theme for your permits. Yes I'll give you a give you a wild. Guess just broadly musicals musical theater very good very good. Every table was a playbill collect. The centerpiece was a three D. playbill at the table. My entrance was I saying walk like a man is Frankie Valli and my brothers and my dad where the other four seasons and we were matching blazers the the table cards tickets and the ushers that would show you to your table or not the netflix special honestly. I don't know I should just release my roommate savage advantage that was about it yeah I work cream suit and a purple shirt purple time Mike Braces. That sounds like a dream. Come true sign ended. You know no beanie. I know we hadn't met yet. We met like shortly thereafter at another atom mutual friends during which we spent the entire time I'm sitting in the cocktail area. We that's where we met. During the pre party talking about musical theater and then everybody went into the experts we stayed outside and just spoke talk to miss the whole moments. It's the because we were just falling madly in love and our friend who's moments alison like still hope. It's not thrilled that we missed the boat the big day for me. Do you guys have similar because even within look to love musicals. You can have particular tastes. SONDHEIM FAM- or nod awed CETERA. Do you share like major disagreements about musical. It's rare I mean we have different favorites but we both worships on time. We both really Love Fun home and Authoring Coaching Awakening and I think we have very similar times of being brought up and like very similar like cannons. We went dresses glee characters. There's together for Halloween like we have a lot of similar of the same references so generally. We lined up pretty well. She she probably has more special relationship with funding girl than I do do because that was like her her thing like my wizard of Oz was sort of my childhood thing and her was Fanny Brice and if you look at her twitter photo it's just her and the Leopard Fanny Brice coat and that was her invitation to her third birthday and it was like hello gorgeous was the Kim Tate's unbelievable mostly amazing. I know we're jumping around but since retirement goals we talk about the link later of course. I am so excited for this. I don't know this musical too well to Sondheim roll on. I think I know what mostly from Ladybird Oh yes yes. We're being played the role that she is now playing in the movie insane so for those that don't know this is a project that it sounds insane but it actually makes sense given the material that you're shooting this over the course of an eighteen years and you've already started shooting and yeah we shot the for sequence and I mean most people like you're saying are just hearing that it's eighteen years and that's Richard Linklater which is in and of itself very exciting was brilliant and but the thing that a lot of people don't know the peace don't understand is like what a brilliant marriage of concept to piece this is and how it's like really solving an age old problem in a piece that the musical theater community has always love but it's always been kind of innately flawed because it's about eighteen years of friendship with three people who start as these really naive college friends who meet on a roof or the ideological and in love with each other and then through the business and success and lack thereof they've become very jaded and grow apart and some of them sell out and some of them don't and then the shows happens in reverse so you the first scene is them at their oldest most shaded and then the finale of the of the show is them meeting on the rooftop and so actress doing it onstage usually playing a little too old playing little too young..
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"Prepaying or is humans happy sad confused begins today on. Happy Second Fused Ben Platt on musicals movies and his new TV show the politician. Hey guys I'm Josh Horowitz. It's welcome to another edition of Happy said confused. Yes the main event today Mr Ben Platt who is killing it everywhere these days he's been on tour. He has a new album. You just played radio city. He's got a TV show concert. That's on Netflix right now that everybody's talking about called a politician and he is just poised for more success. He's got so many cool projects going had never talk to Ben before this. He'd been on the list for the last last little while last couple the years since he popped up on my radar thanks to dear Evan Hansen in particular if you saw that production if you listen to that music if you've heard him sing you no why he is somebody worth chatting with he's delightful. He's you know self deprecating neurotic fund definitely my kind have guy and we had a great chat as I said we you know he's a big musical theater guy really dove deep and all that stuff his early days growing up in La moving moving to New York pursuing acting and music landing in pitch perfect film debut going from Book of Mormon Too Dear Evan Hansen and to where he is now which is a super busy guy. He's really he's just doing a little bit of everything or a lot of everything. I should say and a lot more to come. We you also mentioned this amazing project that he's already started shooting if you don't know about this this is a I mean. I don't know if you're a film fan like me like a film GEICO. You appreciate this. He's he's shooting the new Richard Linklater movie which is based on the Stephen Sondheim musical merrily. We roll along which is a musical. I'm not really familiar with it was actually featured. Churkin Remembering Lady Bird a little bit but it takes place over the course of eighteen years so he and his buddy beanie Feldstein. We love being need to get her in here to who are playing these roles over the course of the next eighteen years guys and they started shooting already. They shot the first which is actually the last seen on that project. Projects particularly just intrigues me so much so we talk a little bit about that a little bit of everything this this conversation was fantastic. So I know you guys will enjoy it also worth mentioning. I don't know I don't even know where to begin. There's a lot going on in the Josh Horowitz Universe. If you've all me on social you probably know up in promoting the fact that we have launched a new series a new digital series that I'm so proud of the folks at paramount network came to me with this great in idea for a show a few months back and it's called on location we are doing six episodes of the series and it is basically a series in which I go to iconic film locations associated with great classic movies with the filmmaker or the actor associated with it and we dive deep into the history of that movie of how it was made how they use the locations and if you're a film you're GonNa you're. GonNa love this show I. I'm I'm so in love with it. I mean if I was not in the show. I would still love it. That's that's a good sign so the first episode has launched its with Lance rettig of the WHO you'll recognize from the wire and so many things and in this episode he is talking about his association with the John Wick Films so we hung out in New York City and went to the scene scene of where the continental was was shot. We go to Central Park where a lot of John. Wick was shot. and it's it's great. It's the series is is already live. It's on the paramount networks facebook page on the paramount networks youtube page. Go check it out. There's a fun trailer in there for the series that gives you a peek at some other episodes and the full full on Lance. rettig episode runs about twelve minutes. That's that's sort of where we're we're keeping the lengths of these episodes so it's nice. It's a good length. It's it's not too short. It's not not long. It doesn't overstay its welcome. The guests are great. The movies are great idea inadequate job very proud of it and soon to come. I'm so AH infinitely proud of the guest assembled future episodes feature Kevin Smith on Cork's Zoe on five hundred days of summer mnisi nights Shamlan on the six. We shot that in Philadelphia. It's amazing. Robert Patrick on t to Judgment Day and our series finale not serious. I should say a season finale because we do intend to do more seasons of this is with the legend himself Michael Fricken man on a heat so you'll hear me talking about the series as it as it comes out in the weeks to come but the first episode is out there already. Please check it out supported. I hope we get to do a lot more of these and I hope you guys enjoy as much as I've enjoyed making them beyond that what I mean. There's a lot there's a war going on guys. I saw the Irishman I could talk for for fifteen minutes about Latte. That's epic movie. from Martin Scorsese that I just loved there is I think we're going to have a podcast with somebody associated with the Irishman Irishman pretty soon at least before the award season is done so don't want to jinx that but some some very cool what else you're comecon have been covering the last few today's I moderated the panel for servants which is the new Apple TV plus series from m night. Shyamalan been spending a lot of quality all the time with them not Shamlan guys which is good because not only is he a talented a storyteller. He's a very sweet guy and he's the best anyway we did a a really fun panel at Hammerstein Ballroom here in New York the other night and that show is freaky. It's great though I watched the first two episodes it launches November twenty eighth. It's it's ours learn ambrose and Toby Kebble Rupert grint and it's about out basically a couple in WHO's dealing with a big loss in their family and some freaky stuff happens in their townhouse in Philadelphia a ten episodes thirty minutes each water twists and turns directed by that much shamlan two episodes. Well worth your time. Check it out in. I guess about about what two months what else jokers out I highly recommend that I've seen that twice a lock on uncut gems as I just did a really cool conversation with saftey brothers Adam Sandler for that that's becoming to MTV's. digital channels calls in a little closer to release busy time for your friend Josh Horowitz guys but all good. I hope I hope you guys are enjoying all the content that I've been creating I hope you guys enjoyed this conversation. With the Great Ben Platt remember to review rating subscribe spread the good word of happy sad confused and without I do. Let's go out with them as you can. Tell them it doesn't get much more casual than this nice. Welcome to my weird little office in downtown New York. I'm a big fan of yours for a long long while Oh so perfect time because you have a thousand things to talk about quite a few more than I even realized. That's also terrifying what you feel a face. Mash Cooper in Jeff definitely just really got oh but it's okay. It's it's there's an I love. Labor next to it so we're good is there. Is there years ahead from Frank. There's weird Michael Shannon thing. There's a lot of sensory input for here's a lot where to begin disclaimer for those listening as is always the same kind of message. I gave Jesse Eisenberg and you're going to hear two very fast talking. Julie guys so just slow. You're setting where it's like. Minus fifteen dimes or some kind of serious like it could get really intense for you. Okay so let's talk first of all just set the scene here. You have politician which is excellent congratulations. Thank you very much of the album out. Even touring did Radio City okay so let's talk radio. That's a good place to start. That's the thing that just happened. So that's a bucket list to the nines version of that yeah I would. I toured my albums instead all through this spring and then the kind of end pinnacle finish of that first cycle was this show at Radio City city that we also have a taped for netflix special now. You're obviously by now. Something of a a born performer like this is what you do but radio city the radio city and you know I'm sure it was filled with friends and family. I saw a lot of instagram. Be from mutual friends like Deutsche and and stuff like that that we're there so what do you feel like when you step on that stage. Is it a different kind of feeling than when you're doing enhancing or another concert yes very special. I mean doing any concerts myself singing. My own music is already very different than being evan or being any piece of musical theatre or anything like where I'm playing a different character. There's just so much more freedom and boundary looseness and also like a lot more pressure on my shoulders to navigate the evening and sort of sculpt it as I want to because I'm not really filling any preconceived slot short but this one was particularly special because I I love New York and radio cities where I had the tonys that was a very special space and I hadn't really been back since then. I went back one other. Tony's just what present but for me. It's always that space is just like the tonys of land so it's like a various various hallowed room to own as my own for a couple of hours was really amazing and all my friends like you said came out. How long do you obsess for. What am I going to wear their longtime. I have an amazing stylists Jason Rembert who knocked out of the park who's been knocking part because I've been having to wear like seventy eight. Things is a week because we've got all these different events and apparently it's like blasphemy to wear the same thing but he did a really great job of listening to like what do I need to be comfortable and actually move around like do the show but like also look for all of the many netflix cameras in everyone's faces short so that's GonNa be a special at some. Td Yes hopefully beginning of next year and this here's some amazing. Did you break down at all together for the I kept it together. At the end I called older as the finale and I have a moment right got to just just listen I when I put the mic out to the crowd which is an artist's favorite thing to do in there too tired to say. It's not about engaging lyrics. Nobody really listening to the olives city sing. That was really. Oh my God pretty special. I can only imagine see your twenty six as of next week I mean in last week. Forgive him. He is what time I don't know where it state. We're in New York opted home. Do you feel like a young twenty six hundred twenty six buff. I feel like an all twenty six because I started working when I was nine and then I started living as an adult when I was eighteen but I feel young twenty-six six in the sense that there wasn't a lot of windows in there to have like escapades and like recklessness and youth and things like that so I think announcing and go to college so I didn't have that particular. Luckily I've had a kind of social stand-ins as far as like living on location on a film with a bunch of young people are working with TV show or making a musical and like I've had my versions of it but I I I do feel like young in some ways. Have there been like what are there times where you feel. You have missed out on anything where you're like. That would have actually been nice to do the college thing or whatever the traditional thing or whatever I think just having like a extended period of time where my well being on a physical level doesn't matter. It's like wrestling your shoulder literally yeah people. Since I was out of high school I haven't had more than like a few weeks at a time where like.
"ben himself" Discussed on SC Featured
"Here's more from my interview with ben goran okay so we're sitting here at the marino campus where you went to school what is it feel like to be back here it takes me back to some good memories back when i was first soon here while to me it was a little difficult because honestly i was kind of scared he i came here yeah i first came here i didn't know what to expect i didn't know what the rules were and you know but neil any time i again time i learned from my mistakes and you know jesus adjusted to this too though the system of the school what did you learn when you were here where did they teach you uh computer fundamentals you i basically like how to avoid viruses and how to avoid certain websites like what's oh like the like the asset the end of eachttpit means secure for example who now i need to take this class you could teach me i don't those things yeah well i i i'm still a bit of a rookie added but you know i try to learn to go on certain things that i probably shouldn't right that's good and then when you were here they did some job training for you as well right sure did a cane what did you think of that programme was all nerve wracking ice effort first i thought i had it but i always kept forgetting my lines and forgetting the proper way to introduce myself and when it came to a job interview at vida right right that's the virtual training programme rain vita i think it's pretty cool that that they have different um they have different approaches so if you were going to go into the hospitality field than they have an avatar for that and that's pretty cool ripe did you learned some good things from that.
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"He surprises me all the time still to come on the sc featured podcast will have more of our interviews with ben gora and his mother belinda about their journey and how they faced autism together but first a special thank you to all of you guys listening out there if you like what you here don't forget to subscribe to the esi feature podcast on apple podcast and addis to your favorites in the espn app since observers inc said you know maybe euro autistic now the label is just not something that attention to him is there anything that you want the world to know about you uh no one stop you for doing what you love mm i'm john ladda in you're listening to the sc featured podcast we've been talking about ben gora in his connections to hall of fame quarterback dan marino here's more of monday night count on reporter michelle buys nur bucks interview with dan and his mother belinda back in fort lauderdale at the marino campus okay so let's start first with what you do and what you're connection to the nfl if my name is belinda lerner and i am the executive director for the nfl player care foundation and i'm also the vice president for um former player benefits i came to know the dolphins back in the day when i was litigating and representing clubs in grievances um and so dolphins have you one of the teams that i would go to and tried to represent in these injury grievances when benda diagnose light sort of became the point person at the nfl for autism so when he was first diagnosed um it was in a clear autism on diagnosis there was sold was he when he was first diagnosed in his two.