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"book club" Discussed on Book Club with Julia and Victoria
"The two of US have a lot of fun making this past, and if you have fun listening, we now have a few ways that you can share your support. I is totally free for you, but it can eat so much to us. If you leave a five star review on Apple podcasts, if that's the platform use, this really helps make our podcast more visible to new listeners. We also have a by me coffee page. Now, we're super excited where you can give a one off donation for the price of a cup of coffee literally, just four dollars So go to buy me coffee DOT COM forward Slash Book Club with Gedi or you can follow the link on our website. You can buy one cup, two cups, fifteen cops do you want us to be really caffeinated but not? All that money will go towards offsetting cost of the podcast, including paying a wonderful engineer, Greg and supporting our local bookstores. And the third option, which also helps cover these costs. If you want to help us in the ninety nine percent of podcast there that rely on support from listeners like you, you can become a member of pod hero with Pottier you can donate to all your favorite podcast with one for ninety nine per month membership. Just quickly, the show notes tell Pottier your favorite podcasts don't forget about us and your contribution shared between the shows end of the month. Patio works with almost all podcast. This is your platform V, no contracts, and you can try it free for thirty days. Okay. Thank you guys so much for listening enough of this money talk. Let's give actual books bucks. berks. Buck. On a little bit because we're going back and forth from like. Callahan's that letter approach. You know you get seventy diary translations of these other ladders, a troop seen in novels as even farther back some of the costs. Experience Dracula. And we get the annotations of one character breeding. Another characters writing and trying to parse out what is happening. You've also these layers narration to going on and then you Bob SOCCI. Creating Not only these back and forth between characters, but also adding annotations and appendices all these other things To really like. No It's not just a novel is like my mind like I don't. Know what to put it up against except other books also have eighteens dependencies but. was purchased. Academic Project of sort you know But with. Magic. Maybe, that's her documentary background coming in like. Educate you about why these things are? Or they're coming in yeah. Well it feels like I wrote a note it feels like a primary text. The I think the reason ruth feels like a standard a standard for the reader. To me. Is because she's Uncovering annotating this story. Along with Uh sky, and so we're like reading her footnotes and Appendices. and. She's it imposed those on. Now. Writing, and so it sort of feels like, yeah. We're somewhere on the island she shared it with us. Like reading with our kind of. It's definitely more yet. You're right. It feels like more than novel. To me on that note, it feels like you're being guided through the experience of Reading Now Journal by Ruth. So whereas if he were just like to read this book and it was just now as journal you'd be kind of like left to interpret it like A. Based on your own experiences in your own knowledge, and you'd probably walk away from this spoke with a different feeling like everyone would probably respond differently to.
"book club" Discussed on Book Club with Julia and Victoria
"Shall we begin now? Let's go. So. Welcome to book club would you and Victoria we are Sorry. I'll introduce you to the second. Okay, right. Right. Yeah. I appreciate your in. MIAMI. You, break the pattern. Actually, time every single time. I want my brain stops working on the myself. PODCAST WE PODCAST in the right order has to be the same. Yes. Okay. Welcome to club with Julia in Victoria. We are two roommates and friends since high school who read a book and talk about it each episode this episode, we're talking about a tale for the time being by Ruth Zaki, and this book is some credible. We have so much to say, but we only have an to do it so we won't hit everything. For those, you'll seen a few things you should know about this book in which will definitely come up in conversation this some topics or this suicidal ideation topics of sexual assault bullying in some other intense material. So that's not what you're ready to listen to you today we totally get it on will join you with our next episode next week for those of you who have read this book. I'm sure excited you haven't. I hope gigs. We're GONNA talk spoiler. So hit pause come back later we'll be here because we don't want you to get ahead of yourself unless interest credit if you ready yourself The welcome to the party listeners and welcome. Very special. Welcome to our guest. Really. Thank you yeah, today we are joined by. One of the oldest trends I have or longest friendships, how do you say that? Old where the savings. I. Third, grade so Well. No that's a bit of revisionist history because. We technically when in seventh grade when I we went to the junior high and high school. But we have a little sort of friend trio, the OJ friend Rio who? You guys knew were friends at third grade. I was not a part of that but I joined it in seventh grade and both of them are sort of added need back into. Memories Like Oh yeah you were there when we did that and I'm like no. But it's okay. Yeah I haven't counted recently, but we've been friends for like fifteen years or something crazy like that. So. Really is a wonderful human being in cat owner. And I miss them very much. So Anyway read why? You're the one who requested this book whom we invited you to. Join US other. PODCASTS. Why did you pick this book? How did you find it? What was your experience reading at How many times have you read? I feel like that's an important. Question GonNa come up. At least three times. I was introduced to it in college when I took a Japanese literature class and I was reading it with a bunch of other Japanese H novels save out because Earth Zakia is not actually like. I. Don't know she's Ws and also not what is she deputies Canadian young. So it's not really written from like A. Pure Japanese perspective of someone who grew up in lived in Japan, their entire life So that was kind of interesting but. Yes I read it in college with a bunch of other books and. It just like completely captured my heart I cried I contemplated my mortality and humanity and place in the world like. It it was just beautiful and intimate and I loved it. So Yeah I. I've been trying to get this for quite some time Oh. Yes. Oh Yeah. Like I don't know when I when I saw this cover when it came in the mail I was like Oh. Yeah. This book because a, you've been trying to get me to read it for and be. I remember seeing it over like a Christmas or summer break or something, and just feeling like it screened. Really. But you're also not like. The best sales pitch person 'cause the when you You're trying to describe it in your life. There's a girl in Japan and there's a writer in Canada and there's A Japanese. Fighter pilot writing a diary and there's a crow and I was just like what? Are you talking about? What is it about and you? Quantum computing and it was like..
US podcast downloads and audience per platform
"We start with an exclusive today exclusive data from contract on total downloads an audience splint by platform for US podcast downloads. He shows that apple has sixty one percent of podcast downloads and spotify only nine percent. But when you look at total audience, it's a different story with apple being used by about a third of podcast listeners. But spotify by about a quarter, apple podcasts might still be bringing in the downloads but spotify appears a significant service in terms of increasing podcasting total audience. According to Lipson today is the last day to submit your podcast into Amazon music and audible. If you want to be there for the launch, you should be using your podcast hosts distribution option or if you don't have one of those in your podcast host, a new podcast host and be, you'll find a link in our show notes newsletter today. Last month, we reported that anchor was hosting pirated podcasts. Aaron Monkey is the latest high profile podcast to publicly criticize the platform after discovering pirated copy of his new podcast American shadows on anchor same art, same description he adds. Spanish language audio on demand platform. IDEX has launched subscription platform vokes plus it'll cost you eleven dollars ninety five a month content creators will be paid based on total plays and audience wanted to replace the subscription service from podcast network. Wondering will be free for year. If you've got a US American Express card, check out your American Express essentials care package email from yesterday a third of the adult population in Ireland of listened to podcasts recently, almost half doing. So since the pandemic hit according. To new data and another exclusive transcriber, an APP that offers unlimited transcripts released. Later today people can just hit record. It transcribes in real time for how long they want, and they can share the transcription everywhere says the APPS developer you get unlimited time for three dollars nine, hundred, nine, a month, and it podcast News Oprah. Winfrey has launched a podcast with Apple Oprah's book club is in a compliment to a feature on apple books and Apple TV, plus it's not exclusive to the Apple Platform. Upon cast, an oral history of the office is nearing its end. The finale is next week. It's spotify original, but it's available everywhere. The current episode features the final episode of the office including a surprise return of Steve Carell Brazil and polke are back together. Again, Brazil might Perry the former breakfast team at UK radio station. Talksport they've been reunited by PODCAST works for podcast supported by a sportswear retailer and the Lamar show is the debut podcasts from singer. Songwriter. Lamar. In conversation with living legends, entrepreneurs, creatives, and close friends,
"book club" Discussed on Book Club with Julia and Victoria
"And they're still a crowdfunding right now. So that they can continue working on production. I would highly recommend wolf through fifty nine in general. It's an amazing SCIFI radio drama like incredible writing incredible characters let. You go for the you know space, but you stay for the workers. And so I'm really excited about their new project and please go help support them. A link their. Page on the show notes. Myrick predation is nothing new I'm not the first person to do this, but I was with my parents the last couple weeks and my parents didn't they haven't seen Hamilton and obviously now, we can't actually go see it anywhere except from Disney plus in. So we decided to treat ourselves like we were at the theater. So we all dressed up and we make some of the couch and report on Hilton. We started a little later we meant to we only got through act. One. But it was really fun. Well, thank you so much. For joining us for this episode, recommending this book and being on the phone with this long. One thank you for having me. I've been pouring myself glasses of wine the whole time so. Point I'm like toasted. Feels Great. And Do A book club. No. Coherent thoughts by the. Next episode will be with another gas AMAS, smart and we'll be reading to the land of nod by Tracy Broomhall. This is a collection of poetry that Emma recommended to as we were so excited to have another poetry absurd here on podcast. So you guys next episode for that. A If. You are interested in the recommendations we gave and some other things we mentioned.
"book club" Discussed on Book Club with Julia and Victoria
"That she gets her sort of happy ending like. In it's implied like a normal human marriage with Kim and growing old that the person you love in that sort of thing. I I liked that she gets that I do feel like. The book is is not about that. It's about right. I don't know men being terrible and. Making their own stories within the. So. For people who ranger this book what would you recommend the next? I would definitely recommend the silence of girls which I also gave Julia. So you guys can read it as. Soon, as you want, is very similar in nodded like exist in this sort of Greek mythology around specifically around Achilles and his wife, and it's from the perspective of. The girls, the women that are in this the story of Achilles, and so it's it's very similar like thematically of it is just like a smaller story This one is much like. Thirsty so sweeping and scientific girls heels much shorter in like digestible I. Think. and then the Red Tint is another one that sort of takes a story that's commonly known but tells it from a women's perspective and it's specifically about. The the daughter of Jacob, in the Old Testament his daughter Dina and she's the sister of. Joseph and Benjamin and Judah, and all those twelve boys And it tells her whole story and it's from it's in her voice and. It's really lovely I loved particularly as Dula. They talk a lot about birth and so that really freaks you out maybe. I. Don't know it's youth manager. It's a bucket sign. But. The lot into the birthing process and the red tent symbolizes where the tenth that the women would go into when they were giving birth or when they were on their periods. So it's space that's women only and the conversations that they have there, and and so it's a really talks a lot about like reproductive health and violence against women and like all these. Huge topics. But within this story that specialty group in the church is very familiar and so I love that book in it reminds me a lot of surgery and that sort of. Big Story, but told from this one person's perspective on a woman's perspective. So. Does, my recommendations. My mind just started playing music from Joseph Name I think technicolor dreamcoat knife yet. For me I would say I'm recommending this to Myself Medal Miller's first novel song. Of Achilles, I would love to read it an-and. also as I mentioned earlier, the whole Percy Jackson series I realize their Wyatt Books and Not. Really that similar to this, but if you enjoyed the mythology aspect of sort of taking well-known stories than. Playing around with them this Specifically, set like in Modern Day, which is also really fun to see how different actors get modernized. and. Then how sort of cover up for things in the day to day life and if you've seen the movies, those are shit. The books are easing. Great I love them. Yeah. The books are so cute. Recommend. Thousand acres by Jane Smiley it is a retelling of King Lear the Shakespearean play but sat in. American Midwest farmland. Glamorous I know. I read it in college. I remember just finding a super fascinating, but I also like when it comes to Shakespearean plays. It's King Lear. Of all the tragedies that really stuck with me studied multiple times in many different ways in. So I think Like, Julia Purchaser like knowing the story so deeply catching all the little nuances inside that's how I felt reading a thousand acres. If you're a Shakespeare Fan, I totally recommend if you knew Shakespeare Fan, it's still a great book anyone have any life recommendations these are just fun things that were enjoying. brings us a little spark of happiness when we're. Stuck in stuck in home during. Pandemic Times. So I'M GONNA say one that's like a great thing to do in the other that I am doing don't necessarily recommend. is wonderful I just started taking classes yoga classes with room to breathe Chicago. And all their classes are online but they focus specifically on they call it a psychologically sensitive. some people might call it like trauma informed in the they also have like mental health therapy, the normal talk therapy and They do like him Dr and all these kinds of therapies. They also have a yoga studio. That focuses on trauma informed Yoga and somatic movement and self Assad and all these things. So I just started taking some classes with them and it's been like so amazing I like love them every class I take it's not hard workout yoga it's like. Total body therapy yoga like you just feel so much better emotionally and mentally and physically after one of their classes. So highly recommend agreement if you're not in Chicago because it's all online right now anybody can take losses with them. So that's my lake. Good. You should definitely do it. It's good for your condition, my other recommendation or thing that has been bringing me joy is Love Island Ma Watching nonstop for about, three months. And I just I just love it I. Love it so much. It makes me so happy. I'm not even on my phone while I'm watching it. That's how much I. I like it. Normally I'm like on my phone while I watch TV, which is terrible. Fully at and I like to describe it as Bachelor in Paradise Meets Great British bake off because they're all it's like Raunchy sort of like a bachelor in paradise but they also are also kind and loving each other a lot of the time and it's like Berry British and there's a lot of things they're saying that you have no idea what's going on and they tell jokes that are like. So British that you're like what is that I don't know but. It's also like good natured, but it's also like Raunchy reality. TV. So Do with that what you will. When this comes out, this recommendation will be two weeks behind but A. Choice released a new EP that super thanks t and feels very much a good quarantine listen and then also. One of my favorite radio drama podcasts, Wolf three, fifty nine, which I think recommended before on here. They're working on a new project. So the production team that made that. Called unseen..
"Welcome to ghostly is the AMITYVILLE. House. Haunted. ghostly is a podcast that comes out every other week. In each episode, we take a ghost story or paranormal event in look into its complete history. Rebecca then gives us evidence proving that the story is real. In, my job is to debate those pieces of evidence in to get you the listener prepared to vote on if it's real or not. You haven't yet please hit that subscribe button and as always we are your host I'm pat and I'm rebecca what's been going on Rebecca wow we've been thinking about that book club. Oh. Yeah I didn't know if we were going to mention that. Yeah. Well, I thought maybe I throw it out there you know K it was something that came out when we did our Edgar Allan Poe episode many years ago and I think I'm ready to maybe start doing it. Are You I am but I would really like to keep it paranormal based. Oh definitely or or history based APPS I think probably a bit of both like no fiction. Well, I mean yeah. It's going to be totally nonfiction I. Don't know you're talking about. Yeah no I'M GONNA put a post up go society. I was thinking and we could you know see what people are interested if you guys have somebody else's. Yeah. Awesome. Well, we also have the trivia contest and that's still going it is so they could win their choice of any ghostly shirt. I'm not just saying t-shirt because, oh, I'm thinking you know if they want one of the long sleeve shirts, they could get that to. I don't know that. Okay. It's expensive but you know our listeners are. Well we've already had some submissions we have and and the contest is going on until August thirty first. Yep. So still time. Yeah. So you could enter grossly podcast dot com slash trivia or just go to ghostly PODCAST DOT COM and go to the polls area and you will see the menu were there's a trivia but yeah, and then while you're there, you can also vote on our episode today absolutely absolutely. So do we have any listener mail we do we So we're going to actually finish up. We had started on the bloody Mary episode with 'em J. R. J.. She had sent a second letter and I too many stories to fit. In one episode. So Michael Jordan has been through a lot. So we're to finish up with her second meets Michael. Jackson. WHO Know. WHO All right. Okay. I'm ready. I got that out of. Every time. Okay so she continues. Again, they had moved three times and then. Things started happening again several entities So here's here's a bit more Okay. So she says now for the unspecified weird occurrences that have happened in the last year. Doing dishes home alone with the kids as I have already stated the kitchen is on the second floor and that there are no walkways outside the window. able to see a reflection of self I'm guessing like in the window while she's washing dishes right behind a heard a man's voice say, what are you doing? Are You Doing I looked up to see if someone was reflecting in the window. No one was there when I told my husband when he came home, he said, are you sure it was a man's voice because last night I heard a female voice say hi, how are you in the living? Room? This is. I did that sound the hi, how are you because I, think the. Female it's. Not Like I. Oh, are you? Okay that's more like it. One Friday when I was at work and the children were at daycare, my husband was sitting at home from work. He was sitting in the living room watching TV when he heard a baby cry if I just ignored it because it was not coming from within the house all both kids were at school so the sound should not be coming from inside after a few minutes the crying got louder. So he got up to investigate when he opened the door to her daughter's room the crying stopped and nothing was in there. If you remember the woodall incident then you'll get a real kick out of my next thing I'm about to say since we had a woody dull. We had to have a buzz light year Dow to per my son he was more my favorite actually I have totally Awadhi. Doll. Tom Hanks. Fan Though. You're zero unpopular. That you don't really you want publicity to. Know, it's for real. Go ahead, I'm sorry one day during the quarantine I was sitting in the other room working on my laptop when I started to hear something coming from the kids room.
American Airlines offering Apple TV+ shows as free in-flight entertainment
"Apple TV pluses playing to a bit of a captive audience. The Mac Observer says shows from the Cupertino Streamer are being offered free on American Airlines starting this month. According to the peace, apple originals are now preloaded into the seat back entertainment of American Airlines flights. Shows in the rotation include the morning show defending Jacob Dickinson for all mankind ghost. Help stirs home before dark little America, mythic Quest Raven's Banquet Oprah's book club and Snoopy, and
The Importance of Self Compassion
"If there's anything we can use right now and in the coming months itself compassion. Today I'm joined by Dr Kristin Nafta about the many ways of compassion. He can be a helpful to us to get through these difficult times. Kristen is currently an associate professor of educational psychology. At the University of Texas at Austin. She's a pioneer in the field of self compassion research conducting the first empirical studies on self compassion over fifteen years ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic. She is the author of this book self compassion the proven power of being kind to yourself released by. William Moro. In conjunction with her colleague Dr Chris. Germer she has developed an empirically supported training program called mindful self compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. Dr Nefyn I chatted about what self compassion is how is different from self esteem, how it can be helpful in mediating difficult emotions and her favorite activity for practicing self compassion. If anything resonates with you while enjoying our conversation, please share with us on social media using the Hashtag t BG in session. Here's our conversation. Thank you so much for joining us today. Chris and I'm really really excited to chat with you. Self compassion was are yellow collective book club choice for last month. So it feels very timely for you to be joining us for this conversation. That's great. Wonderful. Happy to be here. Yeah. So I wonder if you could start just by talking with us about what self compassion is in what it isn't right. So the easiest way to think of what self compassion is simply being a good frontier self I saw in. Terms of how you relate yourself. Especially when you're struggling, you're struggling because you feel inadequate made a mistake or just when life is really difficult that you treat yourself with the same type of kindness warm care support concern that you would nationally showed two good friend, right? Most of us don't do that most of us go if we talk to our friends where we talk ourselves who would have no friends I in. So really self compassion is just turning that around and doing a u-turn in being kind ordered to ourselves. Now. Some people get confused about this they think. To ourselves me being self indulgent being lazy being selfish that actually that's not passionate right so so if you want the technical definition of compassion is concerned with alleviation of suffering. and. So in your self indulgent or you're lazy or you know you're helping yourself in your naturally getting your suffering, you're actually causing yourself more problems in the long run. Also, the word compassion comes from the Latin Pasha means to suffer an income means with. So. There's an inherent connectedness in self. Compassion is a sense set while everyone's imperfect everyone struggling. You know it's not just me, and this is what makes up compassion different than somebody Mike self-pity. Self Passion US remember that this is part of the shared human experience. You know it's not just me. To say that especially in today's times whenever I say that some people think this is like a coded version of all lives matter. Right. It doesn't acknowledge that some groups suffer more than others. Absolutely do the amount of suffering is different. The source of suffering is different. All people in all groups do not suffer the same way, and so we need to acknowledge that as the human experience. And yet every single individuals especially when it comes to relating to their own suffering, their own suffering is if you're paying. If you treat your own paying with kind of a kind caring response. You will be able to turn your attention outward more effectively. So it really sounds like you know sometimes we hear this conversation around like Grief Olympics are paying Olympics right where we're trying to say like, Oh, my heart is bigger than your heard, right? Yeah. Exactly. It's not like that York saying that my pain is bigger or smaller you recognize people's pain different is very important. I think especially nowadays you we have to recognize. Those. Who structural reasons pain of all people is not the same. And yet was self compassion. We can treat our own pain as worthy of a compassionate us. We're just saying that, hey, I haven't paying I haven't perfect and I'm not the only one very simple outweigh. The reason that so important is because if you get into self, pity was made for me like victim mentality fx not helpfully
Oprah Picks Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste' for Her Book Club
"Has picked Isabel Wilkerson's cast as her new book Club selection. Wilkerson looks in American history and treatment of blacks and finds what she calls an enduring on scene and unmentioned caste system. York Times calls it an extraordinary document on the keynote nonfiction book of the American Century thus far, Steve Cave and CBS News
"book club" Discussed on Stuff Mom Never Told You
"Music history podcast that gives you an all access pass into the songs and sounds that become the soundtrack to our lives. You'll hear how the hits really hit the top of the charts straight from the artists and innovators who created the speed of sound premiers July twenty eighth. Listen and follow speed of sound on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts for wherever you listen to podcasts. Hey this is Anne and Samantha and Stefan never told you production of iheartradio. Today we have another episode of Book Club for you, and we are very excited to be talking about unapologetic, a black queer and feminist mandate for radical movements by Charlene carruthers, and this is a very timely book for a lot of reasons, probably a lot of them obvious. It takes a look at black intellectual thought and organizing and grassroots movements like the Haitian Revolution the civil rights movement here in the United States. Semitism and LGBTQ plus movements. To provide a flexible model for organizing while also calling for a more queer and feminist approach to black liberation, and and more radical approaches, well, the book delves into all the tools of white supremacy. Diet white supremacy uses to function to keep oppressors and power tools like the patriarchy and feminism and Homophobia and able ISM. Through her years of organizing cruthers also has recommendations for improving the longevity and effectiveness of social justice movements with things like healing justice within these movements, themselves and developing leaders. So very very timely. Yes, she also reexamines several other common issues that come up in organizing that unhelpful comparisons to pass movements or the generational disconnect social media infighting burn out questions of accountability pinning hopes on one single leader pastern present in only remembering the good things, a leader did not apologetic matic aspects, and how that hinder social justice movements, and she knows what she's talking about she wrote quote, says twenty, thirteen I have steered the growth and development of be Y. P., one hundred, which is the black youth project, one hundred and one of the most prolific and integral, black. Liberation. Movement organizations of the twenty th century. Yes And I very much enjoyed this book. It's a pretty quick quick read, but there's just so much. A wealth of information and there. Yeah so if you haven't read it yet highly highly recommend that you do. We did want to start with some definitions before we get too much into discussion, because just so we're all on the same page. So, one is queer. carruthers defines it quote queers I defining it here represents a continuum of possibilities outside of what are considered to be normal, sexual or gender, identities and behaviors. And she defines the Black Queer Feminist Lens as she says quote. The Black Queer Feminist Lens as a political practice practice in theory, based in black feminist Lgbtq, traditions and knowledge, through which people and groups see to bring their full cells into the process of dismantling all the systems of oppression. So this black we're feminist lens is so important throughout the book and as frequently shortened to be Q. F., but it's. Her approach is all about centering that. Using that as Not only a guidance, but in the title like a mandate. Just, really using it to inform. How to organize and just the kind of A. An understanding that that's what's being left out in most movements in white so important today exactly yeah. And we also wanted to include this quote from the book about the unique oppression of black people, anti blackness system beliefs and practices that attack a road and limit the humanity of black people. It was cultivated through the Trans Atlantic slave trade and continues today, and the policies and practices of Nation States, corporations, individuals and entire societies right, so we did one talk. A little bit about themes carruthers makes an impassioned informed case for the power organizing early on in the book. She quotes Frederick. Douglass quote power concedes nothing without a demand, and she says I believe that we must go further and say that power concedes nothing without an organized demand. Right, so let's talk about organizing. It's pretty key book She writes organizing by using the Black Queer feminist lens calls for us to be individuals and to work collectively with neither being at the expense of the other and that that's one thing I really loved about. Her approach and this isn't really an auto biography. She some personal stories throughout, but. There it's more. Lessons learned and history just as all of the history of. Black Liberation Movements and radical movements But I loved. Has She really emphasized that? There needs to be both sort of this individual. What do I want? What am I fighting for? What do I want to see, but also collectively? Because you can't achieve something in a vacuum I need to work together, right. She also talks about activism versus community organizing to important foundations. Developing leaders and strategizing to take action. Also note. Not all community organizing is radical. Many work to keep systems of oppression in place, who and those outs are pretty hard, yeah. So asking yourself. What world do you want to build? And what do you want for future generations? Who Are you? Who are your people? What do you want? What are we building? Are we ready to win?.
July 2020 Book News
"Back to books and Boba Club in pocket, which impose Asian and Asian American Authors Marinas Marina. And I'm re-re. You and we are here today our mid month episode toward the month of. July July. Twenty twenty. How're you doing? Good I can't believe that we're ready like halfway into July. Honestly if each like just started no right. Also, I realized that because Marvin and I used to record in studio. I used to see Marvin by twice a month in person, but we haven't. We haven't seen each other in like. Ever since March I don't think we've seen each other. It's been. It's been a while I think the last time we saw each other was when we were recording. What was our? Was? Our February book even. Was! It not south no map assault stars. was after I. Think it was May. who was such a long time, we? Can just look it up right now. I'm looking at right now. Because the Internet exists, I don't WanNa be one of those people who don't know how Gorka. Let's see now that there's like this website where you put in a Google Inc and then you send you send it to someone who asks you a question right like they could totally yes. Let let me Google there for you. Yeah, yeah, I back. When I was in Grad School, I was send to. My classmates would ask me dumb questions. They can just google themselves. sat quite a lot. In College as well our February Book Club pick was the kiss quotient. God so the one recorded with your friend Kaitlyn. That was our last the last time we saw each other. That's wow. Yeah. I feel like These past few months has reinforced idea that. I'm. Pretty Okay with staying at home all the time, which is something I didn't really know about myself or didn't remember about myself. What's your? What's your Myer Briggs by the way? I know it's I. I know it's complete bullshit, but. It does give me a good handle on whether someone is a really extroverted or introverted, and so my with the Myers Briggs is like so if I take the test I usually test at an NF, which is like the Uber. But because of the people I work with I'm often forced to take the set characteristics. So people are often surprised that I am at NFP because I was surprised, too. Because you know like your co host used to be Mindy. The. She does now she now does first of all which is. which is one of the PODCASTS Einar podcast collective and Like she's she's definitely like more extroverted. She's an actress, so yeah I was pretty surprised once I started co hosting with you. I thought it was just going to be to interest talking about books. That totally was not the case. The thing with like introvert extrovert is it's not really. Outgoing. This isn't the it's a trait of extroverts, but it's not. It's more of a symptom than like a core thing, right extroverts just means I. IF I'm out with people are like I can stay up all night. socializing gives me energy instead of expending energy I. Mean I think that's the core difference so? but but what I found is I do gain energy from socializing even online with people so I don't need face to face to be energized and the complete opposite for for. I mean like my Myers Briggs is on twitter, so a lot of people probably know already, but I am I've tested as I N T J. and. socializing is definitely not my strong point. Every time I do go out to Asian American like shindigs. People are always surprised that I'm there. 'cause tonight, because I, really I. Really don't go out. I'm pretty much a unicorn if you see me out in about. So I definitely adapted to the whole self isolation thing. Better than others I mean it helps. There's a lot of media to enjoy at home so I've been seeing a lot Final fantasy like the past. The past three weeks. Grace I recently I talked about this on some of the other pockets that I'm on I binged content this past week, so I washed the old guard, and that I watched all three seasons of dark, I watched the first season of umbrella academy I watched both current seasons of food wars, the the horny food anime, and then I went online and read the rest of the Manga series, so it's been Dan Marvin. I have unhealthy binge habits, which is why I try not to binge as much as possible because. Once I start something I will finish it. It's like it's not even it's not even a of a question. And then I'll spend the next ten hours reading pieces and analysis, so which is why like when you were watching killing eve as it was airing. It definitely curbed that addiction. I know but I've phone behind killing eve so now I have a whole season to binge later, so it's so good Marin about that So good. Yeah, I mean. It's the same with books to write I typically read books in like s few sittings as possible because. A because I have zero self-control, and if you give me the chance to just stay up all night and read something and free or something. I will take that chance
"book club" Discussed on Book Club with Julia and Victoria
"What set the addition we have is critical classics context. And includes notes on African literature in Essay by Simon Key Condie, and then an essay on Igbo Culture history by Don C O had gay very very helpful so helpful. Oh my gosh. I'm I'm definite person who will like skim over all the like intro notes and be like okay. It seems interesting, but like let's just get to the story here like I'm on the novel, not here for a history lesson, but Julia had mentioned like Oh the interest of is really like. Really essential to read. So I, dug in there. That really helps sets it up well to the novelty has these moments of suspense. That really catch me in it. Because you like you said. It's more of a character study. There isn't necessarily one overarching plot. There's cut of these different episodes that happen and there is some chapters dislike. Hold the phone. I don't eat dinner finishing this chapter. I WanNa know what's happening, so we get this foreshadowing conquest going to kill his foster sons this this boy that was taken from another village as payment for the murder of someone from conquest village. And he's kind of take him in, and he lives with him for like three years, and like the adopted son kind of foster son and A. Oldest son become like good friends and like. It's really sweet relationship and the foster son almost feels. More connected to. This village that has brought him in versus the someone he grew up in, but it's for shot. That concord kills Mr that Whole Scene Carey so much suspense. When his second wife daughter is taken by the like head chief Julius. The AH Head, priests of the Earth Goddess. Kabbalah. That one really yeah, true man, and so there's those are just a couple of examples, but. That was of like my highlight of the reading. Experience was the drama. Yeah I actually. I. I'm kind of the same way I only read the. The intro essays. But I read them after I read the book. I found them so fascinating. I mean there's stuff will go into more, but I. It sort of pointed out to me. The severe lack of education in the way that I had no idea. What. Any in any region in Africa what their specific regional culture was like and. It was all sort of. I feel we weren't taught much about. Africa pre. Colonialism you know what I mean like somehow didn't have significance into light. People showed up, and yes, we were taught that it was a bad thing, but armful thing, but we weren't taught like what was destroyed. United way of life was destroyed. who were the people there? Until, I was really fascinated by sort of the unpacking of. this of region. And just a really like day to day. Life, I. That's not what I was expecting I was expecting like a really political sort of culture wars story at instead I was just following a sort of tragic hero and You sort of see. He had his. If it's a very sort of Greco Roman like fatal flaw kind of structure where you can see how it's going to end. Because, he can't be anything other than himself, and it's sort of leads him to his demise. and. That's like a very classical structure, but set in an environment that I had no previous experience and so. That was really. Cool to me I don't know I. Really enjoyed that. And because really the only knowledge I had of. Really anything about Nigeria was from to Amanda from Bosie. She's obviously writing from a generation or two after a champion so. The main character in Americana is ego. And, she has some critiques of Christianity and their culture what it did to her mother, but. It's a pretty distant look compared to this right. So! Very three modern look I guess the characters she writes about. Reading it to me, it's funny that we ended up talking the Bible. Reading this book to me felt kind of like reading the Old Testament more like reading the ILIAD. And where you can clearly tell that it was originally an oral tradition, right that someone wrote down eventually. Not this story. was passed down for many generations before attorney wrote it, but he wrote it in the style of. The oral traditions of his culture like he was a very deliberate choice on his part, added something that they talk about in the introductory essays and just make that up. But I thought, that was really interesting that like it had the feeling of. Certain details get included in. In like something like the Iliad where? It just has to fit the meter or Include all these random details. Really. Why is that there or something? Where like had left handed right? His Epithet of the left handed man was probably just because it completed the line of poetry, and then you move onto the next one like that's what epithets were for was just so that your name took up a whole whole line, and then you can move on. And it is just like the description that always follows your name. And so I i. Kinda got that feeling from reading this until made it feel really old, really important, even those. In. The nineteen fifties like similar ages. My mother Britain that it made it feel I could of feel the weight of the culture that he was like. Everything for us. Which I was very. Young in the insurer essay by Condie, he writes how achieve as African literature is like oral tradition plus English forms like we have these contracts from English literature that Shea Group studying, but then also the oral tradition of his family his heritage. One as I can outside someone not like reading the The story where one of Caucus wives.
"book club" Discussed on Book Club with Julia and Victoria
"Weren't really necessarily the same conversation happening fifteen years ago and the things that were seen as progressive in pushing forward the genre of fiction fifteen years ago now seeing tired old. Maybe you outdated in their thinking. Things move quickly in the world and I feel like when it comes to things such as like social justice in politics and relations between like. Whether. It's like race relations are. Relations between nationalities like those conversations. And a lot of places like children's literature in why literature is kind of the ground report, those conversations are happening because people. Kind, of want to encourage outward, they're thinking into the lives of children, and so they'll take those issues to children's literature as a way to talk about it to young audiences and so. Things in this book that are like in a way, social justice oriented might have were a big bigger deal like fifteen years ago and now it's like Ooh, that's not really how we would approach that. At least I find issue with of what. Yeah what types of like social justice narratives are happening in this in this book. Only yeah, we'll get into that. mind. Totally Yeah, it is interesting. You said like I think of Adam. The Way Nickelodeon and sesame street and stuff. Recently have started addressing racism very directly, and it's making some people upset through their brainwashing children, but you can kind of see. What what people think it's important to tell children about. Is really like. One of the epicenters of cultural change don't like what what's so important to us that we think we need to. Simplify this and give it to children right. So it is interesting. the to some weird twitter dates. Like, what you know how you teach kids racism So I did not read this one recently am. I reread read. I think college was the last time I went through all of them. and. The first time I've read. I think because I'd seen all the movies I. This one didn't really stick out meeting partly, because the fourth movie is not really my favorite. I really don't like that director. I don't really like the choices he made. And it's really disappointing because it's a really fun story like how do you screw that up? But they picked the wrong guy. don't even really like the music Province I think their hair. Oh my God I hate their hair. Moving on and so I think the first time I read. This I was like you know it was more. Just kind of a stepping stone to get to the juicy stuff in books five six seven. But upon rereading. This book holds up incredibly well to rereading some of the other ones. You start noticing problems and you do notice. you start poking holes. or it's just less entertaining the second time you read this. This one. Was Better I. Think AF-. honoree read at least in my experience. because. The reveal. At the end of the identity of like is impersonating mad I. is so well hidden that you don't even notice the first time, and this is not just rhetoric. This is people and I notice at all, but also I rarely ever do. Because of the way that mad is character is set up like anything. Weird he does can be explained away very easily in you kind of go along your life, plus it's a character. We've never met before, so we don't have anything to compare it to. And he's supposed to be really weird. End Senile and. Just doesn't trust anyone. That's sort of how he sat up and so like. Someone's impersonating him. ANYTHING WEIRD THEY DO. He's just not. At. So, he gets up to some weird things, and you don't really question it. You feel uncomfortable around him, but you think that's because of who he is. And so re reading some of these scenes where mad I slash coach junior. Are Is there. Truly incredible work the way that it. You can see it works on both levels. uh-huh works on the like. How Harry's interpreting the same, and then you can see it for it also works on the like. What his Birdie conscious real motivations are in the scene at, and you can see it both ways, and it just like blew my mind when I read, it was like. Oh my gosh. Just Yet it's. That it ended up being my favorite. On the second time around I think yeah, the entertainment value of spoke is high lately severe entertaining read, and it has such a uniqueness with travelers tournament that we don't have another novels Econo- breaks up the series as well because some more than others. We get a lot of their schooling. We get that special in book five. That's important to the plot is like their day to day life as students, but if you have seven novels about going to cruel like. Interesting I also I love the bit about school and so It was tempered while with the interesting plot. and. A new elements being added in, but so some things we really love about the Harry Potter series. The world. I. Plug again like all the little. Bits we get between. The weasley is trying to care for Harry. Also be respectful of his family that are muggles, and so they like. Try like one time. Ranch is to call on the telephone because that's got an aquatic normal wage contact and he's screaming. He doesn't have telephones work and. In this one Mrs Louise Lee Sands. A letter addressed to the Jersey Various Beckley asking. We would like to take care of you for the summer. To get to the. Top and but she's put like thirty five stamps on this thing and. I hope isn't upstairs on this. Acquit? which is also like how I feel most the time? Like the how much your stamps these days and I got like a bunch of random like forty one cent Two of the WHO's. Postcards Moore's like what the heck yeah. Too. Many pay too much but Starting with the quidditch World Cup is Super Fun, because also we don't get any other credit, look. They cancelled the. Season basically because of the chargers. which doesn't seem totally necessary, but it just helps like. The fact that Cedric Hairier, both quidditch players so that they don't. have to get bogged down with that while they get also helps. Clarify this story model down. There is not enough room in this book. I know which now. But ten like. They're only three events in the tribe with Three..
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
"We're here today to talk about our June twenty twenty. Book Club, pick, convenience store, woman by Sayaka Murata translated by Jeannie Taffy, Takamori. Yes, so there's a divisive opinion on this book and I'm like really excited to dive into it. A lot of people were questioning our decision to pick this book as a lighter More I guess not dark read. Okay, but the thing is like our book club. Pick before that was a warrior woman and I. Think were your was darker than convenience store. Women didn't think it was that dark to be having me neither. Get into a little, are we? Are we the Weirdos here for? Okay, so without further ado, let's get into our. Our discussion. We want you start off with the Book Jack. Description Keiko is normal at school and university. People find her odd and her family worries. She will never fit in to make them happy. Keiko takes a job at a newly opened convenience store where she finds peace and purpose in simple daily tasks. But in Keiko Circle just won't do for an unmarried woman to spend her time stacking shelves and Green Tea as the pressure to find a new job or worse, a husband increases. Keiko is forced to take desperate action so the story itself is a slice of life. story about a convenience store worker toll from first person perspective from the main character Keiko and. I guess we can start with just the style of the store because it's very straightforward. Right and that's some so I don't know if you have this information, but is this the style of Sayaka Murata, or is this because of the condition of Keiko are someone who is like atypical? I have not read any of meritas other works because they happened been translated, but from what I've gleaned from interviews like she does have a very deadpan style to her writing. It is very straightforward like you said and a lot of her previous novels because convenience store women, while it's the first novel to be translated in the states. It's also her tenth novel. and. Yeah like that was really surprising to me. But her other novels are they kind of the same same themes like it's about nonconformity in Japanese Society AH take on gender roles and sexuality, and just like Japanese, societal issues on celibacy and a sexuality and. There are two books that have actually like I'm really hoping that they get translated 'cause the premise is. It's so bonkers There's one book called dwindling world I don't know the Japanese title is, but it set in dystopia where all procreation is made artificially and sex between a heterosexual married couple is is considered to be pretty disgusting like they. Oh, yeah, it's. It's not really a taboo, but it's more of like. Is this like Why are you doing that? A better way to like make children like. Why would you go through sex so? That's like a really interesting premise to me and then the other one. which definitely sounds like my jam? It's called sausage in Soussan, and it roughly translate to translates to birth murder, and this is also a dystopia novels and they banned. It's a dystopia novel where? Where a person who gives birth to ten children they they get to lawfully murder another person down. Yeah, right? About a royal. The Battle Royale I want this book to be translated immediately. Into a movie! Speaking speaking of like adapting it to a movie I. Think Convenience Store. Woman would work really well as a Japanese DEALLM. Or even just like a limited series like one of the Japanese. Soap operas or TV, shows are kind of like the BBC were they're pretty like they're short and sweet. Yeah, yeah, well well. The thing is like a convenience store. Women is such a short novel. It's only like. Because of the size of the hardcover book it's IT'S A lot smaller and very very cute. But in the smart in the smaller version, it's like around. Two hundred pages were like two hundred and fifty pages a in like a normal Let letter size paperback. It's like a hundred and fifty pages, so it's more of a novella than an actual novel. But this book was really really popular. It sold six hundred and fifty thousand copies in Japan and it won the Tugela prize.
June 2020 Book News
"Is a lot of great news I mean. Throughout this you know quarantine. What's going on? People making stuff and people are still making stuffing. People are still getting deals and people were still like there's a lot of really great books coming up in the next few years that we're super excited about so really once you started off the for story. Okay? I! First story is could not acquire Noble Prize for literature winner Couso Ishiguro's newest novel Clara in the Sun. The story follows a highly observant artificial friend Clara who monitors the shoppers who come into our store? Hoping that someday will choose her publication is set for March Twenty, twenty one I'm intrigued. But also. The sounds like I mean Kazuyoshi. Girl is known for writing bombers right I mean I don't mean that in a pejorative way like his historians are melancholic and introspective and like are not necessarily Like, fuel good pieces right I think. Ishiguro is definitely one of those author who. Takes the time to reflect on what is happening in the world and incorporate that into his story so yeah I could feel like a bummer, but it can also be a reflection of of the truth set. We're living in today and a lot of people don't understand that writing is political like there is no neutral ground for it, so Yeah like. A cousin grew is the author of never let me go for those who are unfamiliar with the name and never let me go was a book that we have covered a for a book club. Yeah, next up, Hall. Health acquired chains. Wong's picture book. Rainbow Shopping set in Manhattan's chinatowns. The book celebrates the joys of a mother daughter trip to the grocery store publication scheduled for summer twenty, twenty two. I hope never. It's an Asian grocer. You probably Chinatown. I will say that I have never liked my grocery trips with my mother. Just grocery trips in general I hate grocery shopping. Actually Dan is the one who grocery shops. In this household because I hate it so much. Trips with your mom to the grocery store is when she bites. It's like you know you find that one. Always get me. Like when I would go with my mom like when we would pick up, seafood showed like like. Like she would like. Ask me like Oh, which Crabs d want for dinner and it's like Oh. Wow, I'm going to pick the animal that. Arena kill to eat. Not really a pleasant
"Today's interview is cool for a lot of reasons for one. He's in sales and for all of the emails that I get from people who are in sales and struggle with drinking at conferences and events just know that you're not allowed second dusty. That's our interviewee. Today dusty went all in. He'll explain what it's like to go to detox. He went to i. o P, which is a great kind of middle of the road option if you're not able to go to an inpatient treatment center, but you need more help than just trying to do this on your own, but this is the real kicker. He also told his CEO about getting sober. And telling our bosses or colleagues that we're struggling with alcohol is a huge scare for so many people and totally. Totally valid were very black or white people. You know and probably assumed that needing treatment is a reason that we need to be fired. You know that was an alcoholic or whatever? Where do you WANNA use and that? We just deserve to be canned and I can't stress this, too. You enough. That's not the case. If you're in a place with your drinking where you need to take the time off work to go, get healthy. That's worth talking to somebody about. Be Surprised at one. How supportive your work people might be into that. You have protection from Fmla the Family Medical Leave Act. Laws vary state by state. So this is something you're. GonNa need to do your own research on Start with googling it or ask your HR person, but saying I'm having trouble with my health and I need some help is not enough for. For you to get canned, this is not the first time either. I've heard a story. Where someone told their boss, they were struggling and got nothing but total support. It's been shared on a handful of stories on this podcast and I. Don't think they're unique. People want to help you and I think it's really brave when you can give them the opportunity to do that. The other part of this interview that I WANNA point out. That's Kinda special, because we don't always get to talk about. It is detox detoxing from alcohol? If you're heavy, drinker can be incredibly dangerous, if not deadly if you're doing it on your own especially, if you have experienced physical withdrawals before I probably not share this enough when telling my own story of sobriety with other groups, and on other podcasts, because I did quit cold, Turkey, and that wasn't safe. Alcohol withdrawal can do more than just give you seizures. It can kill you and there's no. No gold standard for measuring timeline of how long you have to drink in order to experience withdrawal by the way for anyone who was wondering why liquor stores were still open during the yeah covid nineteen like quarantine shutdown liquor stores were considered an essential business. That's why because some people are so physically dependent on alcohol that not having hall is too high of a risk for killing some people or sending them to the hospital, and that was the whole part of the quarantine is that we had to make room for all these hospital beds right? So back to detox when I quit drinking, I was in a period of heavy long-term drinking, but it was so stealth that most people had no idea, but I still went through three days of detoxing feeling like total dog shit like I had the flu. My kidneys hurt like my actual organs hurt I. had a fever sweated profusely when I slept. had a hard time or even just getting up and taking my dog out, and I was also an idiot for not telling my doctor about this and I'm a smart girl, but that was a dumb move, so if you're not sure, please talk to your doctor. They won't shame you. I know it's going to feel a little bit embarrassing, but it is so much better to be safe than to be dead and detoxing by yourself can absolutely do that. It can be fatal, so please please please be careful. All right before we get started a little housekeeping. If you'd like to join my book club to read how to be an anti-racist by Abram Candy, you can sign up on recovery. Happy Hour, DOT, com! We're doing a zoom discussion on July. Ninth and all the proceeds will benefit a nonprofit to be announced some time this month. Also a big thank you to Chaban and Allie for your generous donations to the podcast. I really really appreciate that. If you'd like to donate, you can do that by visiting the website, or you can always support the podcast for free by leaving a five star rating and writing a nice review on Apple podcasts for me, thank you. All right let's talk to dusty. He is thirty eight. He's been sober for just under two years works in the tech industry and lives in Indiana. We Talk Detox IOP coming out to your boss accountability therapy twelve step, and just about everything else that you could possibly do inside a rock-solid recovery program. All right, let's get to it. Hi Dusty! How are you? I'm doing good tricia. How are you I'm good I'm good. Thanks so much for sitting down with me tonight and take a minute to have a little recovery. Happy Hour with me psychic to know ula better absolutely I appreciate you having my own. Yeah, well, let's start this the same way. We start every interview on the show and that is what is your name and your sobriety date, and would you describe yourself as high or low functioning drinker? So dusty. My sobriety date is August twenty, eight, two, thousand, eighteen and I would have considered myself A. Extremely high functioning alcoholic, so got it. Yeah, we'll get into that here in just a second real quick. Tell me just a little bit about you know where you live. Are you do for a living hobbies anything like that. So I just had a birthday not too long ago. thirty eight and I live. Thank you. I live in Indiana currently live about forty miles southeast of Indianapolis in a small town of about seven hundred people so. What do you do for fun? lot of outdoors. woodworking is one of my big hobbies and spending time with family I have two young kids on both were adopted and just spending time, family and wife and kids at this point his by far my favorite thing to do
Soul Care with Jen Hatmaker
"Our guest today is a gen hat maker. Jen Welcome to forever thirty five. Oh my gosh well. I am just delighted to be her girls. Thank you for having me. We'RE GONNA kick off with your biogen. Is the author of twelve books. That's a lot of books most recently beers and full of fire the guide to be inglorious you jen is also the Creator and happy host. The award winning four the love podcast with John Hat maker. Delighted curator the Jed hat maker Book Club and sought after Speaker who tours the country year speaking to women and she and her husband Brandon founded the legacy collective and they also starred in the very popular series. My big family renovation and your big family renovation. Tv is a mom to five and a resident of Austin Texas where she and her family are helping to keep Austin weird there. It is that there is you got it so go ahead hit a sorry this is this is our talking over each other moment. Doing the podcast remotely. Well Jen worth. Were thrilled to have you. Your book was very timely and touching read it also very funny man there. There were a lot of flagged in folded pages for me personally From and you know we have a question a kick things off with about radical empathy and care because right now especially in our communities things are. There's so much upheaval. So what what does that look like? Do you think within our families and also our communities with people who we may not actually no. It's just such a weird time right now and I one thing that we're sort of figuring out over here at our household is that just living through such an unprecedented moment. Where all of our most of our regular tools are not at our disposal in our communities are activities school. Tra- all the things that we normally do that apart our regular rhythms which keeps his kind of healthy and connected and was virtually all of those guys. You know it's occurred to us that we have to. We can't use the old program in this in this current day and so these times are kind of calling for different measures kind of extraordinary measures when it comes to like mental care and soul care in And so we are. We kind of said in our family guys. Let's get really serious and really specific about what is hard right now. What is hurting? What are we disappointed about? Let's name it. Let's put on the table. Let's not start burying this and then try to just shellac over it and then let's really figure out. How can we meet that? Need in a different way How can we address that pain in the ways that we can address that pain right now and so you know rather than just kind of hoping that somehow soul care and mental care are despoiling? Landon our labs. We're dialing in really hard to every member of the family because we're all really different. You know we've got just so many people here you guys just so many people and and we are all enormous personalities like nobody is quiet in this family. Everybody has huge feelings tons of emotions. Billions of words And so a lot of emotional labor right now not just to figure out what I need a what everybody in the house days is just what it isn't. It's the strangest time in the world. Yes yes and you think you said on a podcast you you live in a small house and you have four kids at home. Yes somebody helped me like who will help me like we live in. A house was built in nineteen eight. So first of all it's just a little old rambling thing and yes We also have to seniors in the house right now. So we've got in college in a senior in high school and so our senior in college packed for five days to come home for spring break and he has not left five days for the staff and so he's here and which is shoved everybody like in every corner right now and in many just managing all those disappointments all those rites of passages that both seniors or missing out on such a bummer. Such a bummer. And this is one thing I told my kids and I'm telling the women in my community to which is jest. I love how my girlfriend? Kristen Howard She's like this is not a good time to sign ourselves up as competitors in the hardship Olympics. Lying really mean like coups hard is harder who status sadder It's just a terrible gain because you know we've got friends with people in a hospital with Kovin but then I've got a senior who doesn't have a prom and their book. It's all sad sad the person so I don't like the competition of who actually gets to say that they're disappointed or sad or afraid or they feel cheated. I also don't like the audible. A picks who is crushing Corentin. Best can't like I'm losing both of those games and I just don't think I don't think they serve US right now. And so I'm really just drawn to superhuman people right. Now that I find vulnerability in and honesty and truth telling trying to be that person to neither rustling people through their pain or fear or diminishing it and also not You heading on display. Like the highlight. Reel of everything. That's right because we're working hard on those things too. I think let's just find this really deeply human path through this together and I think that's really good for everybody.
"book club" Discussed on Bad On Paper
"Quite pickens wasn't out of towner. Who helped her father sell illegal alcohol in the cities? During prohibition in the months that White was around children's started disappearing in town quake points the finger at a black man with mental disabilities. Her father leads a mob of townspeople to go and kill him later. Quite disappear is leaving her father with a surplus of alcohol. He can't sell. He steadily drinks it himself and eventually hangs himself but miss. Mary blames it on White Pickens so one night. Patricia and her family are out at a birthday party while miss. Mary stays at home with her nurse so suddenly an army of rats has invaded the house and they close in on Miss. Mary eventually killing her so Mrs Green. The nurse hid in the bathroom and escaped alive but with injuries so a few days later Patricia goes to visit Mrs Green on the outskirts of town where she lives in a black neighborhood so Mrs Green tells her that there's something going on in her neighborhood. Kids are turning up dead and there's been a white man spotted in the woods so she's written down the license plate of a weird car she saw. The car belongs to James Harris. So Patricia is convinced that something is off but her book club friends. Don't believe her. She decides to go back to sixty mile because Mrs Green told her about a girl who was sick and this had happened to another child out there before he died so when they show up at the girl's house she's missing. Patricia goes into the woods to find her while they wait for the police and discovers James Harris with the girl in the back of his van when the police show up. The girl is back in her bed sleeping so eventually. Patricia convinces her friends. They need to investigate this. All of their true crime. Books have shown them that it pays to be paranoid so after spending time planning the layout their argument they decide to invite the police to their book club to lay out. That James is a drug dealer and then leave the police to fill in the blanks on his other nefarious activities. But their husbands show up instead and shut the whole thing down because they've gone into business with James and they're sure that he's an upstanding citizen. Their wives are just being crazy. So the book fast forward three years. Patricia is a strange for most of the Book Club. Ladies and focusing on trying to be the perfect wife and mother and one morning miss. Mary's ghost appears to her and urges her to find Mrs Green and get the photo. Mrs Green has a photo that just showed up on her coffee table of White Pickens in nineteen twenty eight. Who's actually of course James Harris? Mrs Green is scheduled to clean James's House that weekend and Patricia goes with her to Snoop James is supposed to be away but he comes back. Suddenly and Patricia is trapped in the attic where she found the dead body of a neighbor packed up in a suitcase so shortly after James Attacks and rapes slick. Who is one of the ladies from the Book Club? Who TIPPED HIM OFF ABOUT PATRICIA PLAN? So afterwards she falls seriously ill and the doctors think it's an auto immune disease but they can't figure out what's wrong with her. So whilst like is in the Hospital Patricia Rallies the Book Club Ladies and they lay out what happened to slick and decide that they must take on James to do so. They use Patricia as bay and while he's feeding on her the rest of the women attack him and then they dismember him and clean up the evidence so it looks like he just skipped town slightly after this slick dies. Patricia asked her husband for a divorce. And despite the hardship they're relieved to see that their children are safe so before we talk about the buck. We're GONNA take a quick break to tell you about another podcast that we think you might like so a lot is happening in the world and personally. I'm finding it pretty hard just to find the right balance of news consumption so today we want to tell you about the about skim this so it's a podcast from the skin that cut through the.
Kevin Noble Maillard Discusses Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story''
"You already work as a journalist and a law professor. What made you decide to try writing a picture book? Did you have extra time on your hands or I have a lot of different ideas that I like to share with people. I started off as academic Focusing a lot on native issues on identity on mixed racial and cultural identity and then after being a professor for a while I started to branch out into journalism I started writing for The New York Times which I still do now still writing on all the same issues but for a larger audience. 'cause the people that I wanNA reach usually are not reading academic journals and then also with children's books it's the same topic but just a different audience and I like to think it's just like just an audience of short people write children. Parents bad are paying attention to these different ideas that I have Now this book seems perfectly suited to the timer. All living in right now. It's about food. It's about family and he sat identity. What's the story you're telling in? Fry Bread this wonderful food. That comes from a very dark place. In Native Culture and native families lives so fiber would have started out with the DA people the Navajos in the southwest of the United States. Who had their land taken away from them and then they're displaced and they're forced to live in new places ride so all of their land was stolen. People were killed. Families were changed. There was so much darkness behind all of this and not a lot of people that are reading things like Freiberg break for the first time. No about this native families would know about this. Native children would be beginning to learn about what happened in previous generations and fiber. It is a great way to introduce this talk about. What does expropriation mean? What are these lands? And where are the lands where people used to live and why were they taken away so then when people were moved to new places they had to make do with what little they add so old foods that they would have known before like the kind of things that they would hunt The fruits the vegetables that they would eat are all different now so you could take like the seminole people who started off in Florida that had been ancestral lands. Four hundreds thousands of years and that's in Florida Florida's tropical so after the seminole wars removal occurred to Oklahoma so all these people were forced to walk from Florida. All the way to Oklahoma and Oklahoma is a completely different climates than Florida. So imagine you have to you know. Move to the moon. And what are you going to eat while you're on the Moon Right? They don't have whole foods on the moon didn't have supermarkets there. They don't have the same kind of soil air so then. The government gave people commodities. And so what are these commodities that people are given flower fat sugar other kinds of things that are you know that don't expire so fry? Bread was born from the story of survival of resilience of existence continued existence and now when we eat bread. I like to think of it as a communion of sorts. Right when you if you're a Christian and you have communion or maybe even if you are Jewish and you celebrate Passover you are doing these rituals and it reminds you of something that happened previous in time and it's also a way for people to get together. It's all about community so when people eat fry bread because you always have to cook it for like forty people. You can't just make a single serving of FRY bread. It's impossible so it's coming together of loved ones friends new friends. And you're all sharing in this bread together so it's like breaking bread as a unit of people coming together and it's always fun it smells really great and then in a way it reminds us whenever we eat this where we came from and also attest to the fact that we as native people are still here and we haven't gone anywhere.
"book club" Discussed on Sincerely Fortune
"Talk by Friday to? I love bike riding. So you all offer beyond you were very active and It would have been hard to get. You settled down to read because you know you had to keep up with homework to and The Times. You were hung. You're always had so many ball games or matches or mates or whatever was going on is a full full on. That's right all excited to get to this list. You've made of your top ten books. Gingers Book Club. It's about to happen so we're GONNA take a little break and yes If YOU'RE A book lover get out your pen and a piece of paper or computer. Whatever it is and you're going to want to write these down. 'cause move over Oprah. Gingers got herself of Book Club. And we'll be back right after this break with the latest news. People are wondering how to stay calm occupied and productive. It can be pretty difficult spending so much time away from friends and family and social activities. So I've teamed up with better help because I think it's a great resource especially right now. Better help online counseling. Is there for you? You can connect with professional counselors in a safe convenient and private online environment. They can help with anything from depression and stressed to loneliness and grief. Anything you share is confidential. It's convenient and affordable they even offer financial aid for those who qualify. I mean things have been uncertain for everybody that I too have found it very helpful to talk to someone. It definitely makes me feel less alone. It's just good to get that anxiety out so you're not holding that in every day so I highly recommend it start living a happier life today. Get Ten percent off your first month by visiting better help dot com slash fortune. Join over eight hundred thousand people taking charge of their mental health. That's better H E L P dot com slash fortune. All right mom. So what are your favorite books? Let's start with your top. Ten Do have ten books and actually I have so many favorites that I could give ten books. A weaken not repeat but The hard part for me was finding ten books to recommend because of narrowing it down Tried that have different kinds of books depending on what you might want to read because everybody has your favorite John Ras and they're just the type of books I enjoy reading so one book that I just finished was American dirt. Okay and I really do recommend it. It's about four immigrants in Mexico. And they're heaven defaced the cartels and all kinds of problems and troubles in Mexico and when they try to come to the United States lot they have to go through in their travels and I think it gives everybody a new appreciation of what this immigration is about. That's American dirt. Are there to books. That are almost like travel logs and so my number two is the great alone. I'll that reminds me of your situation right now. It straight because I'm the alone in the book is about Alaska. Okay I have never been to Alaska. I would love to go. I've been I know you've been in. I think it's exciting. I remember you telling me all about it but after reading this book I feel that now. I'm not exactly then that I know a lot more than alas about Alaska because The descriptions or just beautiful it made you feel as if you were saying rutledge there and the story is very good so I recommend the great alone and another book that is more adventure is why W I L D and is the story of a a true story Up A lady who hiked along trail in California and it was very rugged and she did it back or sale and she had to carry out her equipment with her at a really good book and that is why I'll look. I'll I think that that was made into a movie. I think that Reese Witherspoon starred in that movie. It was out a couple of years ago. Well I haven't seen it didn't know it so I would really really like to find it and watch it because it was an excellent book yet. You have a you know reese witherspoon as I think a big book person too because she oftentimes makes books into movies. Hey Okay yeah maybe the maybe you southern gals just like to read. I guess where southern Gallison. We've I was like book. That's right and number. Four Book is where the Cloud Dad saying. Okay and it takes place in North Carolina where I live Dr. actually on the coast of North Carolina and it is a really good book so I remember where the call dead sing and it has a good story and then there's a book that is historical but it's my dear Hamilton and his as about Alexander Hamilton of his wife and it is a marvelous books. I be sure if you have to read my dear. Hamilton is it as good as Hamilton. The musical I haven't seen how much on the musical does it have ramping in it. No this is not on the book. Oh Man I'm not interested. There's his family you know he and his Wi- meeting and Marianne and having a family and you know politics and it's a really really good book but it tells you so much about Alexander Hamilton. It makes you even look at the play get close rate about apply and I have seen pictures and it makes me that. Oh my Gosh I could really understand so much more about Alexandra Alexander Hamilton. By reading that book okay. Some for all you history buffs out there. That's one for you. Yes that's number five You want me to go ahead with the next five or do you. WanNa do shopping inbetween. Oh Liggett's you you're a true entertainer. You try to keep people on the edge of their seats KS. What are you WanNa do in between Do you do you have a q? And I what's what's your idea going on with the next five I'll really but I'm just curious in your head. What were your thoughts as to? What would be in the middle between the first five books in the last five really? I was just offering that. They ny US also so. I could get a word in edgewise on my podcast pad cash. You would like to interject something before I just go on and on and on and right now it's gingers world and I'm in it I have waited to hear that east to go on with the next five go on with your go on with your bad self wail okay number. Six is a book called the Gail J. W N The gown address. Oh I saw like nightgown would what a wedding I see. I thought it was what you were to get them. Men All hot and bothered not definitely not not any more than the wedding gown which okay the gay on is about the ladies who made clean. Elizabeth's winning gang of course I'm talking about Elizabeth Stack. I'm of course we have now and it is really good of a letter. Secrecy surrounding the jury s and Of course they were so in it in London and I think you would enjoy. It was different and very good will all right and then another book is the book woman of Troublesome Creek. And it's about the back caq librarians of Kentucky. Back in the thirties primarily in some in the forty. What do you mean by backpack librarians? Well in Kentucky this was the parts of Kentucky that were very very rural and the families lived in very poor circumstances in usually. They had cabins far away from each other. They just didn't see other people they were isolated like we are now That was their life and even though they were educated There were schools for the children and the children enjoyed school so much and had so little that the government started a library program but the only way to get the books to the children was on horseback. And I mean very you know up mountains story woods and it was really really good. I think of a thank. You would like that very good book. Okay okay number. Eight is a book that I just finished the name of it is and the code camelot. And it's about Jackie Kennedy And when you read it you will and knew. She went through a lot. There were a lot of tragedies in the family but you have no idea until you read everything that she went through in her life.
April 2020 Book News
"Our April Twenty Twenty Book Club pick again is Mimi. Lee gets a clue by Jennifer Jay Chow which I actually finished last night so the wall. Maybe there's the benefits isolation I is. I have more time to you. Know do stuff But Yeah I love how is it how is it far? I enjoyed it. It's It's an interesting take on detective fiction I won't say more until discussion at the end of the month. But it's It's a pretty cute story of it. Did I. Deliver on on a happier book? Flew to deliver a light read. This is like a book that is is not particularly challenging But has a lot of great moments and is just overall. I really fun read and definitely a good break from all the you know All the existential Despair that we're faced with every day in real life. So thank you for for doing that. Are you not entertaining them? And speaking of thanking re-re. I wanted to also thank you for compiling all the Book News. We actually have a ton of news episode which is which is A contrast to the last few we've kind of had to dig for for as American League News. Yeah that's the strange thing about publishing you know like book deal comes out but the deal was being made like maybe two years ago. All of the all of the books that were being written like two years ago. Now they're coming out No our first book deal. Marvin can you take the lead? Sure Penguin team. Canada acquired two books in a why Douala by debut author Sheron Jae Jao pitched as Pacific Rim meets the handmaid's tale the first book iron widow is setting a world with a Patriarchal Military System. Where male pilots of giant magical? Mecca are treated like celebrities and female pilots. Must serve as their concubines. The novel's heroine is eighteen year. Old Wounds again. Who embarks on a journey to avenge her sister's murder? Publication is slated for fall. Twenty twenty one for the first title and the Second Book is slated for fall. Twenty twenty two. This sounds amazing I don't know if you know but was not an is a legendary figure in Chinese history. She that she is a real life. Empress of China like she started her own dynasty in imperial China and the story is like she started as a concubine for the emperor of the previous dynasty and pretty much arranged for her to succeed him. I think I've seen a documentary on her. I never remember the names of of like of like important historical figures it's been entire for struggle dramas and movies based on her life in China. Well it sure on book sounds pretty bad ass considering that there's like like Mecca robot young and I am all for that as a as a gundem fan not just make up a magical So like ESCO Floyd type thing you know Escalona. It's been so long watch that show and I don't know if you follow on twitter. But she made a post recently about announcing this book deal and following up on twitter. Promise that if she ever got a publishing deal she would Do you her author picture in her. Because I guess he's a Avid cost player as well and so she did the photo shoot with her wearing a calcium which is pretty amazing. So check that out. That's that is the promised to make as as an author that is you know. That's quite the dedication of right so our next book deal is bought an island with you. A why a debut by Malani Moreno set in Contemporary Hawaii. This own voices novel features. Two boys struggling with identity and loss in their community. After other boys in their town go missing. Publication is planned for Spring. Twenty twenty one between the trend of awesome own voices. Books is this like. Is this a niche of of like like Hawaiian Crime novels? 'cause I feel like kind of common to have like a deaths or like a missing persons case in quote Unquote Paradise. Like I feel like that that has to be a
Winfrey chooses "Hidden Valley Road" for book club
"Country Oprah Winfrey briefly consider holding off on her book club choices but she decided the books were needed more than ever and a new pic is Robert Coulter's book hidden valley road it's an in depth account of the nineteen fifties family work six children were all diagnosed with schizophrenia Coulter's book as Winfrey's fourth selections and starting a partnership with apple last
"book club" Discussed on Cheerful Book Club
"Hello. This episode of Fearful Book Club is me and add talking to rally Eddo Lodge about why I'm no longer took into white people about race, which is an incredibly important book. We talk about why it was needed the problems of structural racism in Britain. Rennie's learned since writing the Book Cheerful Book Club, talking to the writers exploring the biggest ideas of our time. Support for cheerful Bob Comes from vintage re boldly think differently follow at vintage books from. Talk About Rennie's book which just tremendously well, why I'm no longer took into white people about race which. I mean the whole thing started as a blog post and you write about this and what the blog post was was sort of you encountering so much defensiveness and denial about white privilege that you as an individual just so I'm exhausted by this. I can't have these conversations anymore and I was wondering how much the book has shifted that If. You feel just the nature of that type of conversation has got better I. DO think that the the type of person who I would have thought. I was banging my head against a brick wall to attempt to try and convince that structure racism as an issue. Generally accepts the now and I hope that the book has. been a part of that for many of those people. So you know that blog posts I wrote. was. My time in the feminist movement and I. Rushed into feminist activism sort of like age nineteen at university green-eyed. Grind. I'm trying to say now you. Don't green eyed, but anyway greed. Yes wide-eyed, naive excitable, and with this just general feeling like all of the women in this movement who I was meeting they were going to be. Allies for life, and we will go each other and the further into the movement I realized that that wasn't the case in that. An understanding of racism real barrier actually to solidarity and understanding between each other. And it was so disappointing I think to..
Work from Home Tips for Managing Stress
"Let's talk about work from home tips from someone who works from home to people who don't work from home who don't want to lose their minds either. So my first thing in all of these tips that I'm going to be giving you guys is to be realistic and give yourself a break. Like I mentioned these are crazy times and adjusting to this. New Normal is stressful in itself. Especially if you have kids at home in peds and family and roommates and whatever. It's okay to realize that you're not realistically going to be able to get as much focus time at home than you do at the office. Obviously but just kind of give yourself permission slip. Give yourself a little bit of grace. It's O K. No one is being as productive as they normally are during this time. Okay so four of the first thing to make the most out of your time while you are working from home. Is You WANNA creative with much of a schedule or routine as possible while being realistic? So take out. I love to use a paper planner or scheduler or whatever. You WanNA call it you. Could you do it on Google your phone? Whatever you WANNA do but write down for the week all of the meetings all of the calls when you have to be on call or on trainings when you have to be actively at work from home right down all of those appointments all of the Times and everything and be realistic with setting up. What are your work hours and divide it between when you be completely destruction free where you can get tasks done that? Need your undivided attention. And then when can you also like have a work call on in the background when you're giving your kid's lunch or walking your dog or something like that because let's be honest? This is just the reality here and then once you have those mandatory times when you have to be working then want you to think about scheduling in breaks whether that's mealtimes or going for a walk outside if possible. Maybe time to do some yoga or read a book or take a break for some exerciser gentle movement or whatever else you want to do and about movement get in some movement where you can in whatever way you want because remember. You're not at an office where you're walking to get coffee or to the break room to check on your colleagues or if your working in the restaurant industry you're not walking to all your tables all the time like think about you. We right now have a pretty drastically reduced amount of movement for most people and this isn't to say like Oh. Everyone needs to be exercising. Like this is more of a get your blood flowing so you get your brain juices flowing and you can take a break kind of thing so like go. Take a walk around the block or something if it's possible. Make sure your social distancing while you do do some stretching every once in a while to break up all the sitting or standing at your desk and the other thing to think about scheduling in is time to check up on your family and friends and for fun like calling your grandparents or doing a virtual face time with your family doing a virtual Sunday dinner with your family. I'm doing I have done all of those things. I'm also doing. A virtual book club with some friends or like a virtual happy hour to check up on people honestly. This has been a really kind of funny time because I've talked more with my friends from high school than I have probably since college or high school. So that's been one positive all this stuff Or the other night I did a virtual cooking date with one of my friends where we were face timing and making the same recipe at the same time and then we did like family dinner over facetime which was Super Fun and the recipe was great too. So the next step after you have created as much of a schedule or routine as possible scheduling in breaks time to move scheduling downtime fun time all that kind of stuff create a morning routine the same way that you have a morning routine when you go to work. Even if it's just I get up. I get dressed. I grab some food. I head out the door but it's still a morning that you're following that you're used to so the same way that you have a morning routine while you are at work. You need one at home as well and part of that is getting up around a specific time every day so like if you have a zoom meeting call at nine am. Please don't just get up at eight fifty five. I mean you totally can do that while you're working from home but you're gonNA feel super disorganized and unprepared and it's just not the best so a couple of things you could think about maybe including in your morning routine mix and match however you want. I always get up in the morning and walk my dog because she barks at me until I do. And then you could do something. Like meditating or taking a couple of deep breaths or maybe journaling or reading or you have to get the kids dressed and breakfast ready. You know whatever the things you need to do. Our I would also recommend especially if you're having trouble feeling productive at work or getting into work mode is actually putting on work clothes because most people if they're not going to work there in relaxation mode so were wearing yoga pants. Or you're wearing sweatpants or you're wearing you know whatever it is. You're like relaxing close. You're not in a work state of mind most of the time when you're wearing that kind of stuff not to say that. I get dressed every day because believe me. I do not a lot of the time. I am working in Yoga Pants. Even though you guys can't see me I currently am wearing them and I have taken a couple of years to get used to that being able to work while in Yoga Pants or whatever but on days if I'm feeling very distracted like I can't get centered. I will get dressed in like regular people going out close to the office or something like that and it really does help a really silly tool but it does help a
A Coronavirus Care Package: Care For Yourself, Others and Still Have Fun
"I'm not usually an anxious person but these last few weeks have really tested that I'm having to learn a lot of new self care skills to stay productive and frankly to stay happy nasty. Ivanovskaya has been my guiding for how to keep chill. She's an arts and culture editor at Kikuchi and asked her to share some tips. Welcome NASTYA thinks Alluvia. Okay so let's get into your tips. What do you think are the most important things that people can do to basically just keep chill during the stressful time? Well a good one to start with is really limit. Your information taken your exposure to the news reader reliable fact based reporting to keep yourself informed like but don't feel like you have to read everything that's out there and especially if it's stressing you out and giving wings -iety feel free to take a walk. Read a book off your phone. Your computer turn off notifications and just take a break. I saw advice somewhere to try to limit what you were doing after eight PM and at least last night I slept great. I didn't wake up with anxiety dreams or anything like that so so that was a piece of advice that worked for me. That's a super good tip to all right. So what else do you have for us? So there's only so much time you can spend sitting down. Just make sure to take walks outside. Run if you can also hiking is still allowed as long as you stay at least six feet away from other people and then also there's such a wealth of Free Yoga and fitness classes on Youtube to take advantage Speaking of Yoga these are really high anxiety times for people. And there's a free meditation really like to use called inside timer. I love free resources now. Aside from sort of you know taking time to meditate. What if I'm just missing people in my life so just for socializing definitely? Don't forget to schedule. A facetime call. Zoom calls with your friends. Some of my friends have been getting really creative on it. Like I have a few friends that had Kariuki on zoom. I WANNA do have parties with my friends. You can also do a book club where everyone reads the same book or even watch the same movie and talks about it on facetime but also don't forget to check on people that might be isolated whether they're sick or elderly were they have an immune disorder or another underlying condition. That makes it especially risky for them to go outside right now. Call those people. Make sure that they know that you're thinking about them. Maybe even offer to bring them supplies a few cannon. If that's safe and take people up on their offers to help to don't feel like you have to do it all on your own. Yeah there are some really amazing stories out there of neighbors helping neighbors and I WANNA pause real quick to share a story from Berkeley of two people who have found that even in catastrophe you can grow closer together. I'm in my eightieth year. I'm trying to ease into it. Gradually accept nothing is easy right now. Believe me there was a general location that was provided in the clearing house spreadsheet but it did not have an address site had to do a little bit of smoothing. I'm Laura X from The women's History Library and the national clearinghouse marital and date rape. Hi I'm eager trickled in Berkeley and I'm also one of those folks with the compromised. Immune System I was trying to figure out how I could be a net positive for my community and I went through the list of neighbors. Cool ask for various kinds of support and just in case. I ended up sending each of them an email. I began to remember standing there in the eighth grade. Waiting to be chosen at a dance conduct the horror of that. Oh God all those terrible school girl memories we're coming back and then any Gore stepped up turned out that she is quite a legend and a telltale sign was that she had her own wikipedia page. She has been an icon of the feminist movement. I have been very moved and so many people just moved to tears by people's offered all we ended up getting for about two weeks or of supplies and leave. Were able to still exercise the six feet of prescribed social distancing at the door. We ended up having a really great conversation on the porch of her house. I actually have been to where he was born in Ukraine and so it was all kind of fun for me. That just goes to show sometimes small acts of kindness. You might end up meeting lifelong fans people. I thought to myself. Wow a lot of people in Burghley. Ten meet this way. Cigarette thing made me feel better. It gave me a sense of larger purpose. Really really special. And you know you don't really quite know how to articulate the Malays until something different happened. There are hundreds if not thousands of neighbors just like the Internet has been really helpful for these kinds of efforts but eager says they're trying to figure out ways that they can let neighbors who aren't online know that they have support nearby. Okay Nasty. I know you've got one more tip for us. Yes just make sure that you're doing stuff to keep yourself stimulated an occupier brain. I personally love to listen to podcasts. Snap judgment is one of my favorites. It's a storytelling show. That does not have to today's news so it's a good way to get your mind off things also to a great chance to learn a new skill or training new craft crossword puzzles or games. And then there's a free APP Be where with your library card. You can borrow you. Books audiobooks and also a lot of artists are getting on instagram. Live till five stream. There are concerts or sometimes classes like the indie rock artist. Talent the get down. Stay down as having a instagram. Live sessions for kids this week. It seems like every hour. I'm seeing something new and cool that people are doing to create online community and offer something positive for others.
COVID-19: Dealing With Social Distancing
"At this point in the ongoing cove in nineteen situation. Most of us have been asked to practice social distancing that is stay the hell away from each other and it's stressful. So I called Judy Moskowitz in Chicago. She's a professor of medical social skills at northwestern university studies the psychological and physical effects of employing techniques to increase positive emotions. Especially when you're under stress. We have been told to try to practice. Social distancing but social distancing can be very challenging. So you have some insights into how to weather that particular aspect of the storm. Yeah that's right so it's interesting because humans have evolved to come together and to support each other in times of societal crisis. So the social distancing is actually the exact opposite of what we are inclined to do mumber feeling stress. So you know it's it's really normal. That were feeling stress to bow the global pandemic up but in addition this having to to distance ourselves from other humans is An additional stressor until it really helps to just acknowledge the fact that it's stressful. That's right yeah so that's sort of the first piece here is is acknowledged that it's stressful. No that feelings of sadness or anxiety or fear even depression are totally normal and don't don't beat yourself up for feeling bad the there's no doubt this a stressful and so what what are some of the very practical steps we can take to alleviate as much of that stress as possible and to try to normalize our existences during this period right so the first thing is to try to foster a sense of connection even if you can't be physically in the same space with someone so if you can facetime with someone or use some other type of web conferencing to actually see someone face to face that can be really helpful just talked to someone on the telephone just hearing someone's voice versus just interacting with them over text message can make a difference and really helps us feel more connected than chatting over text message or dam So I think the first thing is really you know you can be creative about reaching out with people have have a virtual book club with all with your with Your Book Club Group or you know? Share a dinner where you're eating the same thing but Share it virtually there. You know there are lots of ways to sort of keep that that sense of social connection alive right. I mean with our technology we really can Have sort of a virtual dinner party even where you'd be sitting around with a bunch of Smartphones but looking at each other sort of federate. Yeah exactly and You you have actual data. I mean this is not just feel good kind of notions you have. You've been studying this kind of for lack of a better term. You know positive thinking and positive affect I think is the technical term. Yeah that's right so we we have our research program. Is this set of skills that we've put together that can help. People have more positive emotion in their daily
"book club" Discussed on The Current
"Become more and more dissatisfied with the way the politicians speak to them In simplistic terms we. We're not just partisans who are out there to have our buttons pushed by politicians and swayed in one direction or the other. We can handle this kind of complexity. And I think that's something that's really become a road from our political culture. We heard even from one of the the participants in the Book Club. This idea that we're eager to talk to people who agree with what we already believe and what we agree on and the idea of the filter bubble is a real thing where you self select and you follow people on Social Media. You interact with people who already share your your point of view. This is the conversation that we're having as part of this series called the fix where we're looking at these big sticky problems our world and one of them is that idea of polarization. This is it's not to diminish it but it is just one book club in one city. What do you think that can do to fix that? Sense of polarization. Well Yeah. It is one book club in one city I think you know some of our members have talked about the reverberations that it has in their life outside of the book club. And I think that's certainly been true for myself as well I think the paradox is that it takes this kind of close personal contact to make really deep change It would be great. I think if other groups in other cities were sparked to do something similar You know I think that that would be or or other forms of person to person contact. That doesn't have to be book club. There can be any one of a number of ways of achieving that just thinking of the name of the Book Club. How can you think that which could be read a couple of different ways? The one is where you accuse somebody. How can you think that? And the other part is is a more curious inquisitive precisely. How can how can you think that and it actually? There's a sense of wonder where you're wondering why this person thinks that way exactly. And that's exactly the goal is to move from that sense of disbelief to that sense of curiosity. The sort of engagement is important. But it's hard and it's hard to create that space where people feel comfortable and they don't feel shouted down and they they are willing to come and open themselves up. If somebody wanted to steal with credit your idea credit. I'd be happy to have them steal it. What advice would you give them? Really keep of variety of readings on the list. The challenge for us has been to maintain or or get to a balance of political views. I will say that We skew definitely towards the liberal End of the spectrum. Although on individual issues are members have really a a range of very diverse views but overall we do skew liberal. So maybe this is my plea to You know conservatives living in Calgary and I know that there are a few Police come to a book club and share your views and perspectives. We would love to have you. Company balance is really important too. And if you wanted to do what what you're ultimately hoping it will do you need that range of perspectives. There I think need a range of perspectives. I don't think it has to be perfectly balanced because I think we know from social psychology that having a couple of centers in a group is already enough to break that shift towards the polarization of the group as a whole And of course we're also reading books from a diversity of perspective so that's kind of baked into the structure of the group as well. Juliet's great to talk to you about this. I think people will probably want to grab this idea And Plug it into Iran community. Thanks so much. Thank you Matt said of is the host of the. How can you think that? Book Club at shelf-life Books and Calgary. She's also an adjunct professor in linguistics. Psychology at the University of Calgary don't have time to catch the current every day. No problem subscribed to the current weekly every Friday. We'll share some of the week's most engaging conversation starting stories boiled down to the bits. You just can't miss so the perfect link for your commute via walked with the dog. Maybe a five K. Run you can find the current weekly wherever you get your podcasts for more. Cbc PODCASTS GO TO CBC DOT CA slash podcasts..
New Season, Who Dis?
"Hey y'all you're listening to. Podcasts celebrates the everyday victories for anyone who has other or like an outcast. We're excited to share with you. Everything that has happened one and giving them two bucks compresses waiting. L. I'm Alex Berenson Recreational prosecutor a professional teacher and assist lesbian and my pronounce. Her today is my next door neighbor. Right next plane eyeball and its offshoots and my pronouns are mine mine. And I'm Willa. Near the poster child for politically anxious aging feels and the Creator of the Foundation a nonprofit organization supports the LGBTQ community with access to help them on this. I'm also assist in my bones. Are He him like Alex? Said this is our first episode of season two and we cannot express how thankful we are for the engagement. We got from season one. This has truly been a passion project for all of us and I'm so happy to be back for more. If you have anything you WANNA HEAR. This season can write us in podcasts. At I m out DOT ORG or sled into our DM's on instagram at outcasts underscore podcasts. I wanted to start today's episode by bringing our listeners up to speed so a little game let's all name. Three things have happened to us. Since the end of Season One L. so highlights would say I went to Israel for the first time for a friend's wedding and I absolutely fell in love with it. There everyone was so nice and I briefly turned into a chickpea for a short time as the Hummingbird I ate chat on so that was really fun at work like my career has really exploded in the last year since we ended season. Once I've been really grateful for that I you guys probably know. I work at Good Morning America so I helped started. Book Club there Beginning to read dozens of amazing books and the best part about that is I don't have to pay for them and finally probably the biggest highlight. I got an instant pot also for free cheap queen and I'm still managed to set the fire alarm but wonderful update. Yeah well Oh yeah so I. I took the L sat three times. I applied to ten law schools and now and may not even decide to go way. Hashtag indecision twenty twenty. I booked in eight week working adventure to Florence Italy because of the aforementioned stress inducing political climate and midlife crisis not And I also. I celebrated two years as a vegetarian And I'm about ninety percent Vegan. So is that like the grades that you get from other. Vegans like wearing leather jacket. Is that an a minus thirteen. Plus plus rexy as I mentioned before i Anna self-professed Cardio Queen and I did a half ironman in Chattanooga and then went to Berlin and ran the Berlin marathon. Ain't got my best time ever. I also watched all fifteen seasons of repulsed drag race and drag race. Uk Catching up on my badge. Because up until this year I had not seen any of it. Shocking gas yeah where. You're going to be watching that EILLY and most transformative -ly this summer. I had a rapid palatal expanders in my mouth and I talks like this for seventy five days and I couldn't say the letter K Because I couldn't tons of the roof of my mouth and I An architect and my name is Roy. Horlock and there are a lot of Kay's in my life but now I'm happy to report that I'm doing okay in your mouth was my mouth beautiful and I'm on week. Twelve of invisible line so brooks was kind of like walking me through what he the dental work done. And he's like. Oh yeah I'm getting a tooth pulled out and I don't think that I fully comprehended which to was. It was the exact front to. He forgot he was getting done. And I think I was down in. He sent me a picture so close up with like a hundred Shins. And then just a giant gap like turnstile at the subway and we have to engineer MOS so plenty. I thought I looked like hockey player. He did you definitely like upside down Madonna. We started out the outcast podcast episode one by talking about the first time we ever felt. This was a big moment for us. Sharing our story to audition for KINGSPORT IDOL. That's right the three thousand person town replication of American with out there and I was doing my little Jennifer Hudson thing and and it was great. It wasn't till after performance with my parents greeted me and they weren't excited and they weren't happy at all. I realize actually quite upset and it turns out that they had heard kind of snickering in the crowd. About how gay I was in the ninth grade and you were an art class. The teachers it was Mrs Shuts. She was a healthy woman and the kids. The very kindly nicknamed her Mrs Ship tits and my friend. Kevin Grabs this Crystal Ball. That she had lying around and he started is such an art teacher. I know so. He took this crystal ball and he started going around the room. Predicting People's and I was like Oh my God. Please let the bell ring before he comes to. He was an ass of a kid in high school and he was just like I knew that he was going to say something and so he got to me and she looked around. Everyone was watching and he said I predict many girls in your future shoot and everyone started snickering first grade and half was happening. And we were sitting in class and a knock obtain Lim ems Boykin Linden these ladies and they were passing out cheerleader tryout forms you know slowly fuck peewee football. You're really cheering for these. Six Year olds trying to play of all three months which is adorable and so I took one bill like you sure in two other guys took them my friend Daniel. This is in Texas in Texas in small town Texas confrontations population at the time. Forty five hundred so I took one and my mom and she's like she was like you know that people make fun of you. I was like I know but my real friends won't make fun of me. Allies was of the open as we age. We all I got from. That is whenever I get excited. My accent comes out but now I WanNa talk about twenty twenty. It's the New Year. I know we were already well into the air. But it's the dawn of our new season. I love goal setting last year. I asked that we all pick an Emoji of the year. Our spirit emoji. Let's listen to what we all chose. And then I'd like to give our listeners at home and update. I think that my Emoji for the year is going to be the Kissy faced with a heart. John Let's say and then you have one. That has yeah. She won art. I I don't like the Kissy faced with no heart because it looks like the way that children draw the giants Jarvis bad and so Michael Return nineteen is a but in D- I think pretty much. Just a but yeah. I WANNA work toward the bike. So I think is the crosswalk little story about. Why and the reason is if you've ever read this book called and don't see the movie it's fucking terrible. Eat pray love. I know I found his Any pre loved. She is challenged by a group of friends to find a word that means something to her so at the beginning of the book. They're like what's your word like I'm fucking up. And by the end of the book she is in Italy and she over hears her Italian friend across the street saying Ottaviano but it means to literally to crossover both in across loch but also to make a transition
Just For Tonight, Pretend You Don't Know Me
"Today were day one of your relationship how would you act? How would they respond? Would you fall in love again? Tim Kreider in his girlfriend. Tried to find out. He writes about their experiment in his essay. Just for tonight. Pretend you don't know me. His essays read by actor and comedian. Nick Kroll he stars in the film Olympic Dreams in select theaters now like many couples. My girlfriend and I agree that Valentine's Day is a commercial holiday last year. Neither of US wanted to do anything. Traditionally romantic like go out for a fancy dinner. We wanted instead to do something scandalous. We had a wish list of activities. We'd been gradually checking off and talked over a few possibilities. We settled on one of my suggestions we would go to a bar that neither of US frequented pretend to be strangers and I would try to pick her up. We'd been dating for eight months long enough to get comfortable with each other. Getting comfortable is one of the pleasures of being a long term relationship. Not Having to put up a first date front getting takeout and watching TV being boring together. It's a relief to not have to be on to feel free to be an unattractive mood or display one of your weird neuroses without worrying. The other person will finally realize the truth about you but this is also a hazard of relationships. You can take your partner for granted and quit trying to impress couples. Forget how to flirt or that. They're attracted to anyone else and get bored with each other in themselves until the date emerges that one of them has a whole secret life in a fair or neurotic correspondence a hidden kink in X. of some unexpected type or gender. Neither of US was practiced at role playing. We're not into elaborate schoolgirl. Professor applicant employer or princess. Hot Scenarios. We weren't gonNA pretend to be other people. We were going to be ourselves in a parallel reality in which we hadn't met. We both worried we might just feel stupid and WANNA quit. There was some last-minute waffling she was having a bad day and I told her we could postpone if she wasn't in the mood but she decided to rally. We establish some code. Words was a warning and another to call the whole thing off walking to the bar that night to meet my own girlfriend. I was nervous. I had freaked out over what to wear choosing a Barstool felt as fraught with possibilities and drawbacks as an opening chess. Move IN THE END. I settled on a stool to away from a guy at the end of the bar. Leaving my girlfriend that choice to sit beside either him or me. I took out the book I had brought Nabokov's Pale fire whose narrators also pretending to be someone else and waited when she arrived. She wounded me by taking the stool next to the other guy. I couldn't take the one next to you. She later said that would have been too easy. She said she had even considered sitting on the other side of the bar from me making eyes at me from there. I have no idea how to pick someone up on the other. Side of a barn would certainly have failed disgrace myself. It's relevant to mention here that my girlfriend is Voluptuous she tired long ago of men's staring at her cleavage and now dresses in severe black clothing with high necklines and austere copper accessories. That look like machine. Parts or totemic objects so when she slid onto her stool in a tight sleeveless shirt that clung to her breasts and bared her midriff. It had roughly the same warm disorienting effect on me of a half. A dilaudid chewed her skirt with an angled hemline that showed off. Her thighs only added feeling. She took a book out of her person opened. It also Pale fire. We reading it together as winter project. The other guy was also reading a book. It's the end of the Bar Book Club. I said as an opening gambit. Hey other guys said. Did you know you too or reading the same book? We both feign surprise and the three of us got into a conversation. Other guys book was a collection of essays that sounded pretty good alarmingly. He turned out to be smart and well read because of course. New York is full of smart. Well read people vying with their formidable educations and charm for mates. He was a lawyer and not even a boring lawyer but one who did something interesting and cool. It seemed to me that my girlfriend was talking with him. More than me. It began to seem as if other guy might be doing better with her than I was. And that it was by no means a foregone conclusion that I would win her. I had begun to both like and feel sorry for this guy since he had no idea. He was a supporting player in our private game. And I hoped had no actual chance with her but also hate him. WanNa best him in combat. My girlfriend and I had one scene to male candidate fighting over a female goose squawking furiously and beating the water with their wings and grappling at each other snaking throats with their bills. Because no offense. I'll geese look pretty much alike. It was hard to say which goose won the attacker or defender. But I knew that I wanted to be the goose that ended up with the girl. Not the WHO flew off honking and ignominious defeat. Thank God the guy's wife eventually showed up with a colleague of hers. They were both writers for a TV. Show assured us we had never seen who got together every Tuesday night to watch the new episode. They were all interesting people. We liked them but also we couldn't break character. We had felt self conscious and uncertain about this plan to start out with but now that are private game had become an uncontrolled experiment involving other people we were committed gotten real. Having to maintain our pose of being strangers in front of a third party also forced us to reintroduce ourselves to ask each other. So what do you do when? Oh what neighborhood do you live in? And we had to try and answer without being boring into listener each other's answers and new. My girlfriend said later that she was sure that we would have dropped the act. Fifteen minutes in if not for the presence of these strangers it also kept our role play tethered to reality. She was forced to be more realistically flirtatious treating me like a stranger at a bar with some wariness and respectability instead of just inviting me back to her place after one drinker having sex with me in the bathroom just before our three new friends left. The lawyer gave US each card. And said I'm here Tuesday if you want to keep her book club going? I thought he gave me a collegial guy. Look of good luck or congratulations. After they left asked my girlfriend if she would let me pay for our drinks I was anxious asking and is thrilled when she accepted as I would've been had I been meeting her for the first time. Let us draw the curtain of discretion over the evening's conclusion except to say that it is a singular experience to have awkward drunken hookup. Sex with your own girlfriend. This wasn't about spicing up. A relationship gone stale. I'm not necessarily recommending this particular game to others. What I would recommend is what it did for us. It reminded us that. Despite the illusion of familiarity are months together may have fostered. My girlfriend and I are still strange to each other telling each other stories about our romantic and sexual pass as something of the same effect reminding me that she is a whole person of whom. I only know a recent narrow sample with a long history of relationships flings and fantasies a whole spectrum of desire much of which may be invisible to me. This is frightening but also exciting. It's easy to get complacent and imagine that the narrowband your partner allows you to see or the only one you're comfortable looking at is all there is in the end. Our game was not just an aphrodisiac but also a tonic. A reminder that she could if she wanted go home with someone else any night she wants although I trust her and believed that she loves me. I still have to win her once in a while. Maybe it'll become a tradition for us. A ritual reminder of a perennial truth. Assuming we get to do it again but no one has guaranteed another Valentine's Day.
"book club" Discussed on 8-Bit Book Club
"This is a head gum podcast they made of a bad day any good game in game two way dipak has about welcome to eight book club the hopefully vocal to make you denver i'm brian murphy joined is always buy my life slash comedy partner emily acts word like dc's by now in my little body caldwell turner who funky live to cranky to die uh mira this magazine those who is the mother lab that a t shirts slap out on a tattoo put it on both cheeks again slabbet as i always say on the butt of some juicy sweat obviously it we watched two episodes of doggy con country the i now cartoon series heard a a i guess it's an animated series it's not ari tong i thought he and i and series i was live action those are real muggy this is andy circuses first roll this is the third episode of this show that we've seen so by now we do know the theme song by heart so if you would all like to join me ira already but a handover your her you remove your goddamn had qe i will are ready hey down below madison dog dog so dan i do not retain zones like you do i only remember just a little bit at the first part i think i wrote it down the christmas episode yeah so it's just forever in my brain in place of facts about real thing i'm fucking glad the you brought up the christmas episode because before we traipsed down this alley i think it's important to mention that i did like the christmas episode the cursor set of sos fucking awful in these two episode awful lot nationalist sucks why they that yet the christmas episode was bad but like we've discovered a new bottom we've discovered the bottom of the the bearer do you guys armies lee think these episodes were worse than the christmas episode by foggia i think they put all the money into the christmas have so i think that they put other writing staff and eight other resources into that christmas episode the show seemed so long every episode felt like it was an hour and a half it did.
"book club" Discussed on Slate's The Audio Book Club
"And just before we get to the book on a brief a bit of housekeeping this is going to be my last episode is the host of slates audio book club i love late and i love audio book club and it's been a total privilege and pleasure to do this show every month selden very sad sanur dr i'm going to be a staff writer at the new yorker writing on their website about books and culture and language and things great for them very sad for us and we're gonna miss you will at you've been ah you've been so good at this katie waldman in the one thing we did want to say is that uh we are going to update you on the future of the audio book club at a later date so watch this space in the wake of a the katie waldman era while i will miss you guys lot and before this devolves intimidated ride fast and utilized if it needs to like cut it iin retitled science india three hours later um our buck our buck this month is her body and other parties it is carmen raya machado's debut collection of stories which have made her a finalist in the national book awards on these stories have been compared to urban legends end to sandra fiction sifi erotic on har on but most of all they have been compared to fairytales or i guess we've said that they draw a lot on all of these genres and i guess i wanted to start by asking you guys whether you saw these stories is fairytales or arth saw them as as on as drawing on very deals because i didn't spoiler we know what all my goodness late yeah hey why don't you lay out yet lady of you why don't you lay out your reasoning for whitewater affair healthier you geico hurt i know this is also very off friends because i tend to.
"book club" Discussed on 8-Bit Book Club
"This is a head gum podcast they made a book of saturday any good game gave away too has about welcome to eight book club the only book club that makes you dumber i'm brian murphy joined is always buy my life slash comedy partner emily acts word looking forward to a found guy nearly four shadow an arrest severe v bonus action to my action called tanner i am green with envy for how much fun everyone is going to have listened to us also a hand in no one else no baby and our guest we do not have guests often but we're an introduces namely we're not going to be in the title series right if not care if you can't read if if he just clicked it because you saw that there was a new podcast out and he didn't look at it just guess who who you think this might be it's me saw name idaho settlement right you know again against gene reduce ready okay so let them give give them a couple of seconds threat right right turns out you're listening to podcasts with asked them if the yes you're the one grab one who click the podcast they have not read it you just said you want to put on the new eight but book club right didn't read the title out named both say they getting ready murphy reveal its jake hurwitz baby and i actually getting over a cold so this is not what my voice is normally gonna sunland guy really shit totally against actually boy your for radman.
"book club" Discussed on 8-Bit Book Club
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"book club" Discussed on 8-Bit Book Club
"This is a head gam had they made it a bad game in game three way pat has tall well convey a bit book club the only club that makes year donor i'm brian murphy joined is always buy my life slash comedy burner emily experts as you will war achieve good for the first one back and the the very into my low gosh halt hall tenor there is no place like hearth stoned awesome guys we're back much to our listeners who tweeted hey sweetie to try to get us to do the five there's a lot of things i there's a lot of lake things i don't respond to but if someone's gonna hey sweetie mere like i'm gonna zip up my pants and get to work thank you for the near constant harassment i i think everyone was so great that we got to start the show off with some shout out so i wanna thank jay she'd for his work on the way key at least i assume who worked a lot of wikki alerted or need to all of the work on a bit book club wikki which is so funny for all all you in there on it up there so many quotes in there that i don't remember them being said they have listed every single time emily mentioned wanting bigger boobs down to the time code importing i didn't even remember some of that you you brought it up quite a few paragraphs long quotes hot.
"book club" Discussed on 8-Bit Book Club
"Welcome to a bit book club that the only book club were sonic the hedgehog might i mean no anything with that i will i will protect is ha get all caught i went over feet is so if we get is there and its phase of the gonna be like does ever everything lower run end zone defense on this hot they can not yet is not going to be in monday's ellis and again exactly oh boy to be the other ones for into these me and my acts or my life last calmly partner and decided to be year her i little i thought on tanner i read i mean introduced caldwell it's always like he's always seven kind of pettit he's added a my little by the i'm just here to learn good so this week we are returning to medal city that's right we got their views expired last week but we got a room and we ever truly leave for two hours i think that may have cut some of that podcast out so in real life we probably played for almost three hours this stupid book and i think there was a all bathroom breaks that yeah baird yeah there were like a couple like a motion oh breakdowns and arguments over whether or not we could put out like to our podcast about with us playing this adventure but that's true where passion it fewer heated i think it's like us in hardcore history the only like a link the part that's not yeah.