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Johann Sebastian Bach 4: The Story of the Brandenburg Concertos
"Hello I'm Naomi. Lewin welcomed the classics for kids. That's the opening to the fifth of six Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach. Why start with number five well first of all the concerto numbers don't really have anything to do with the order in which. Bach wrote them. The Fifth Brandenburg Concerto features a Harpsichord and the story of the Brandenburg concertos begins with a trip. That Johann Sebastian Bach took to pick out a new HARPSICHORD for the prince whose court orchestra he conducted. There are actually three solo instruments in the Brandenburg Concerto number five Harpsichord violin and flute. The harpsichord is an ancestor of the piano. But as you can hear it doesn't sound the same. That's because Harpsichord strings are plucked by teeny tiny. Quills in a piano. The sound is made by hitting the strings with small felt covered hammers. Here's a spot where the harpsichord plays alone. So you can hear it while he was on his trip looking at Harpsichord he met Chris. Jon Ludvig the Margrave of the province. That's like a state of Brandenburg. Margrave is a fancy title. They used to give to military governors of German provinces. The margrave of Brandenburg had his own orchestra and when he found out. Bach was a composer. He said he wouldn't mind hearing some of his work. Only own okay. There's the Brandenburg Concerto number one. It has a really huge group of Solo instruments. Seven in all Bach was thrilled that the Margrave was interested in his music. He thought there might be a good job prospect for him in Brandenburg so he pulled together a set of concertos mostly stuff he'd already written for the orchestra he conducted and sent them off with a very flowery letter to the Margrave the Brandenburg Concerto Number. Three IS FOR THREE SETS OF STRING. Instruments Violins violas and cellos. It's a good thing. Bach didn't hold his breath waiting for an answer from the margrave because he never got one in fact the margrave probably never even looked at these beautiful concertos. What A DOOFUS. Part of the problem may have been that his orchestra wasn't as big as the one baulk road them for so the Margaret didn't have the musicians to play them but he could have at least sent a thank you note. That's the six Brandenburg Concerto. It's also just for strings given the Margrave of Brandenburg's rudeness. You can bet that. Bach didn't name his concertos Brandenburg years. After he died one of Bach's biographers attached the name to them and obviously it stuck Bach called his pieces concertos for a variety of instruments which is a pretty good description since each one is written a different instrumental combination. The Brandenburg Concerto Number. Four has a small group of soloists two flutes or recorders and a violin. It's the violin that really gets to show off especially towards the end of the peace. The Selo Group in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto number two consists of four very different instruments trumpet Flute Oboe and Violin. See if you can pick them out. I'm ruin I write classics for Kids and produce it at W. G. UC Cincinnati with. Tim Lender and Bruce Ellis. Please join me again for more classics for kids.
Johann Sebastian Bach 3: What's a Concerto?
"I'm Naomi Lewin. Welcome to classics for kids. Concerto comes from two Italian words with sort of meanings first concerto means in agreement or together like the word concert. You go to a concert to hear people playing together but the Italian word contract. Tari has to do with struggling. And a concerto also has to do with one or more solo instruments doing friendly battle in concert with a larger group. Italian COMPOSER GIUSEPPE. Torelli gets most of the credit for developing the instrumental concerto. In the late sixteen hundreds an Italian who lived a bit later on Tonio Vivaldi wrote Zillions of Concerto will actually only five hundred or so. But it seems like Zillions Vivaldi's most famous set of concertos named for the four seasons the earliest concertos were written for violins. But you can have a concerto for any instrument. Here's one that you'll have nipple Makoma road for trumpet. One for cello by front-seat high one for Tuba by Refund Williams who in the late twentieth century Scottish composer James Macmillan wrote a concerto called vinnie Emmanuel for percussionist. Evelyn Glenn you can also have a concerto with more than one Solo Instrument Wolfgang Gone Medina's Mozart wrote this one for flute and Harp Dmitri Shostakovich wrote a wonderful concerto for piano and trumpet the end of the peace sense just like music for a silent movie. Let's because when he was young Shostakovich had a job playing piano for silent movies in box day composers also wrote something called the Concerto Grosso which does not mean. A concerto with slimy stuff. Losing out of it grow is Italian for great. Instead of just one or two soloists. A Concerto Grosso has a whole group of soloists. A smaller group pitted against a larger group. George Frederic Handel. Who lived at the same time as Bach wrote quite a few Concerto Grossi? That's the official plural of Concerto Grosso. a lot of Bach's Brandenburg concertos fall into the Concerto Grosso category in the Brandenburg Concerto. Number two the small group consists of Trumpet Flute Oboe Violin and the big group is made up of string instruments. You've heard music from Johann Sebastian faulks Brandenburg Concerto number. Two so by now you might be wondering how many Brandenburg concertos there are and how they got a name like Brandenburg. I'll tell you that next week. I'm Naomi Lewin. I write classics for Kids and produce it with Pimm Lander at wgn Cincinnati. Please join me next. Time for the story of the Brandon. Birds on classics for kids.
How to Be a Better Storyteller | Ep. 123
"Zone. Everyone this week we're talking about storytelling for your content. Check it out. Award. Businesses exposed. And the only constant is change. How do you brand that matters? Welcome to brands on brands on brands home for those who think different and push their boundaries. This is where branding that matters leaves now. Here's your host Brandenburg Meyer. What's up welcome to brands on brands on brands, I'm Brandon Burke married your personal marketing coach and I believe that building a brand that matters is the only way for business to thrive tomorrow. Thanks for tuning in each week. As we bring you the content marketing tactics, you need to build your brand so as interviews with thought leaders in marketing and branding, and this week is no different. Today's solo show is all about. About storytelling how to build better stories with your content from the beginning all the way to the end? How do you set up and then deliver a good story to your audience? This is both for interview. Type shows for Solo shows for the content creators out there that like to be funny. That likes to be serious something for everyone in this show today so is love it and let's get going brands on. All Right? So how do you get better at storytelling? We'll. Talk about is the structure the flow for how you go about building stories for your show for your content for your episodes, and I like to call it content flow. It's one of the steps in my content marketing strategy in my content marketing system. It's part of the system called design, and just like anything else I think you need to design your flow. You need to design the flow of your show just like you would. Anything else needs to be thought about, and it has to be built purposefully. Let's go through the pieces of that the things that constitute the flow, the the storytelling elements that are gonNA help you build better content so the three things that we'll talk about today are what I like to call rhythm, format and formula so our F- F-, rhythm, format and formula. And religion will be the first thing we dive into rhythm as you can imagine, there is from you know from a musical standpoint. It's the pacing. It's the thing that you that keeps you interested, and there's a melody to. There's there's a melodic to. There's as rhythm right. There's a pattern to it and when you talk about rhythm for storytelling, I like to think about it that there's there's different types of rhythms and think about it in terms of intensity, right. So a lot of stories, the way to build them is to really launch strong, so a launch type rhythm would be you putting your most impactful exciting material right at the beginning, so people are brought in, and then they can. You can follow it up with the things that support the exciting thing that you started with. But that after you peak, it'll be more of a consistent tone after bet after that, so the the peak of that of that rhythm happen at the beginning of the show. So that's that's a launch tie Brigham. The next is going to be build rhythm, and a lot of music is built on. This is where you have a a pretty consistent starting point, and then he excitements slowly starts to build towards the middle of the show towards the middle slash back half of the show. And that's when you can t someone with a little bit of of on Exciting Hook or you can let them know that you know there's there's more to come. There's more to come. And a lot of shows work like this because they want you to watch most of the show or listen to most of the show shows, you can get to the juicy revealing secret that they're going to give you somewhere near the back of it, and that's a build rhythm, and that works for a lot of shows, a steady rhythm is something that starts strong, and then continues pretty much the same at the same energy at the same level, the whole show, my show kind of works like that I like to let you know what you're going to learn on it pretty steady rhythm of what you're going to. To expect throughout the show that works to for a lot of formats, especially in education, we're not trying to save a secret I'm trying to give you tips in education throughout the whole show so steady works best for me, and then the last type of rhythm is erratic. There's just everyone's got their own personality. And there's some energies that just tend to go up and down up and down up and down, and that's okay, too. If that's your normal state, if you are very excitable and you go up and you go down and you don't know when your emotions are going to take over within your show. which part of the thing you're talking about is going to get you excited and get you going. That's fine, too. She's have to understand that you have aerobic pace. You go up, go down and with that. There are people that are drawn to that to that energy to that. They WANNA go on that roller coaster. Ride with you, but you have to decide for your show. What is the? The flow going to be know is there. If you map it out, it won't be random. It's okay to be radically different than being random if that's your energy great, but you don't want is for you to consistently be doing a steady flow, and then just one show of all your shows. Suddenly erratic people will start to think that you had an off day because it's just not. Not your style, so figuring out your format or your your rhythm is heart of the flow process part of the storytelling process, so figure out what's your rhythm is going to be in general, and in which rhythms going to be for a particular show. And then how do you structure that to make sure that if you've set up a certain way, that actually delivers like that you don't work. Work with a built flow, and then actually have nothing that is building towards no exciting thing to reveal so you have to figure out what is my flow. What works best for me? The second piece of storytelling within finding your flow is format. Obviously before you started your show, you've decided what kind of show it's GonNa be and I would include things like. Is this a solo show? Is this an interview show to people. Is this to people, and then a third guest. Is this multiple people in a room? Just chopping it up sharing stories that format matters, and then what you decide, obviously, how many people are going to be in the room or on the show? Within that you have some choices that will help you figure out the the format that is going to help you. Deliver your story so now one. One of the formats. If we talked about this kind of show, for example, an education based show has a certain type of format to it. Obviously, there are less than zero ways to build so that this type of content delivers so what I like with an education format is I want to make sure I? Give you the value and that you know what you're going to learn, right? Right at the beginning of the show so that you know this is why you're sticking around. This is what you're going to learn today because if I don't tell you why. You should be listening what you're going to learn, then you're not going to know what you're waiting for. You might get one or two wins along the way, but you're not seeing the big picture so education type. Type Show in an expert type show, but I want you to do is see the full picture at the macro view of what the value is. You're going to gain in the show right away. Right at the beginning. So that you can tell you can figure out as if this is the show for you. If this is the thing he wants to learn to gay another type of. Of Show is a story telling type of show, and for a lot of episodes of shows they do kind of a behind the scenes, and that's a good example of storytelling. They give you a more personal view into their lives to what's really happening in their world and the frame it around you some tidbits, some things that are happening and they do that by telling stories and those. Those stories can range from things that happened in their day to observations around things that they see in their environment to deep dives into things that they've read or been thinking about WanNa share with you their reflection on that type of content all that works within a story, telling type architecture, and if that's your framework, that's great in an interview type show for storytelling. An example would be. Be For that format. You're going to want to right away with the guests established who they are. Let people know this is the person I'm talking to. So they understand their background when they started to tell their story, and you'RE GONNA pretty quickly in the show, start asking them questions that lead into that story that lead into the background of that person. 'cause to connect with the story. Story that people are telling you need to understand the storyteller, so is your job to set up who that person is, and where they come from and what their background is their origin, so that story makes sense that the people can say is the person that's talking relevant to me. You I feel connected to that person so that I know if I'll be connected to that story, so. It's a different type of setup. And that's all because of the format of your show. The next version of a format would be someone who's getting some type of demonstration. If you're trying to explain to people how to do something, this is very popular content especially on Youtube for example. When you give how to comment content, you have to figure out what's the best way to give this how to content. That's going to be digestible for the person learning it because. Because for example, if the thing you're teaching needs a lot of visual demonstration. You're going to need to figure out how to do that. In the context of your show of its video, and obviously, that's easy, but if it's a podcast and the thing you're teaching is mostly visual than you might have to figure out a different way to go about that, you might have to pull out some of the things that are demonstrations and talk a little bit more. More, high level, but the concept of why the tool is useful, or you might just have to give some simple tips on how to get started with that tool in a how to format. It also helps to frame that within some steps, or within the what you see a lot of like the three simple things are the five this or the seven best hacks for that whatever the thing is yet to give some structure to you how to if that? That is the format because the people listening need to make sure that they can follow you along the way and take away. Some action will advice from that demonstration, so that's the demonstration type format at another type format within that contributes to your flow. Another one that you can select is a positioning type format. So this is what you would mostly consider as an opinion story, so people that give their perspective, their opinions, their personal beliefs about a particular topic. There are plenty of shows are successful doing that and to set up like that. You need to basically able to state your argument. Right off the bat, and why it's a topic that you wanted to talk about today, and then the rest of the show was going to be formatted around supporting those arguments yet to come up with the things that support them. Because just giving opinions is fine, but you. If you don't support them, Gen no one. One has any context for why you believe those things, and they can't decide for themselves. If your position is something they agree with disagree with because they don't know why. You have that position in the first place, and even if they disagree, it's Nice for someone who disagrees with your position or opinion to know why you happen to feel that way so that at very least they can empathize with how you came to that conclusion or why. Why you hold that belief, so this format part of storytelling is really important. Because the way you frame, every conversation should directly derive from the type of format that you choose so that's something to think about when you're trying to come up with a strong flow for your show, you have to come up with okay based on the format I'm delivering. What is the best way to structure my content and that structure is is the format that. That we're talking about today, so we've covered rhythm. We've covered format and the last piece of this flow of the storytelling. Architecture is what I like to call formula and I'm GonNa call the formula that that we should be using in general. I call it hook. Line and sinker, and the first piece of this is the hook. As you've noticed as we've talked about the other examples today a lot of them talk about. How do you start? And the hook is in storytelling. Fashion to Hook is how you start. What are you going to do to start your show? That sets up the rest of the show and it has to take into consideration. Your rhythm has to take into consideration format like we've talked about so the hook is the beginning of the show and some ways. You can approach setting up your Hook, are you? You can start with the story. You can start with the story that Gammon Straits in an interesting way the thing you're. GonNa talk about that brings people in you can start with some type of belief or myth. That is common that you are going to disagree with it. You're going to bust the myth and when you start with that kind of people are interested. They WANNA know. That is what I thought I believe. Why isn't that true? So you know you're setting up something at the beginning that with? Another type of that you can start your show with es the what I call the the transformation hook. So are you going to let people know that by the end of the show? They the thing that they didn't know how to do. They'll know how to do or the thing that they were struggling with. They're not going to be struggling with anymore. The person that they used to be will be a different person after hearing this. Whatever that thing is these are all types of hooks that the entire goal of the hook is to capture interest. And if you can capture interest at the very beginning of your show, because you hook them with either the by stating exactly what the value is going to be by telling a good story by busting myth by guaranteeing some kind of transformation, whatever that thing is. You've done to hook their attention. Beginning of the show is part one of the formula for building strong show flow so beginning part of it's called Hook. That's part. One of formula are two of the Formula Choline Line again. It's Hook Line and sinker and for line. This is going to be the the body of your content. What are you going to do in the middle of your content? That supports the hook that fits your format. That stays on rhythm and helps your your readers. Stay engaged your listeners or viewers stay engaged to your content throughout the middle of the show, which is the bulk of the listening you don't want to do is have people. Tune in and drop off immediately. Maybe, they were inching your hook, but then they started listening and they didn't. They weren't following your your flow in the middle. Your formula wasn't followed. If you don't have a strong line on your hook, line and sinker, you don't have something in the middle. The the body. Your content doesn't deliver doesn't follow this formula. People are gonNA leave, so here's a couple of formats that are very. Very Standard for the line section body section of your content, and the first is, you can do a simple essay style body of your content, so think of it like this anytime. You wrote an essay in college. You would start with your introduction your main point that you're trying to make your main argument and then you'd have to support it with three main points and those points you would elaborate on, and you give examples and you dive deeper on, but there is three simple arguments that supported your main thesis. And the reason you'd stick to threes because when other people try to remember the thing that you taught or talked about, it's easy to remember things in threes, and beyond that you tend to lose track of all the things along the way, so stating three simple supporting points, and then some, and then elaborating is helpful, so that's one way to set up the line of your content the body of your content, so the second one I like to call the skeleton key, and this is how I build a lot of my content is I actually think about from the beginning. What is the main question I'm trying to answer? What is the main thing I'm trying to teach? And, then I start with an essay type for I built three examples of that but four, maybe five build three or four key concepts that are the most important pieces of my main topic, and then I elaborate in the way of book would elaborate I. Say Okay Well, if these are my three main points, and I had to answer the main questions of each point, what would be the titles of those topics, and if you start to think about the chapters are written in a book, there might be eight nine chapters and. and. Each of them are supporting larger point, but they are natural breaks in the flow of the content, so the skeleton key for content. It's what I like about. It is the reason I call it a skeleton keys because it almost unlocks the door. In other words, any type of piece of content you can think of usually has a main subject, and then you can elaborate on that subject in three ways and everything you elaborate on you, kid, take a step further each of those individual things and elaborate another three ways. And then each of those can go deeper, so it becomes this massive pyramid or the way I like to think of it. Every door unlocks three new doors, a room with three doors in its you keep walking into new rooms with new doors and the key to all of that is the structure, so the entire seasons of my podcasts are built on his skeleton key framework where every topic leads back to a a above it and each topic is supported by three elements so something to think about in terms of building the body. Your content might be the skeleton key approach. And in the thirties hero's journey, we talked about a lot about storytelling, because this whole is so episodes about storytelling and one of the popular ways to structure the line, the body of your content is to build it as a hero's journey. and. This isn't where you're the hero is the guy talking. It's more that the people listening are the hero and you're the guy that helps them get there. And if you're setting up the line of that, you will either be giving them quick wins along the way to help them get their or revealing certain things that they didn't know about themselves that they didn't know would help. Break them through to get to where they need to go, but you need to set up the hero's journey within your story and there might be some struggle. Struggle along the way and you can call that out. You could say hey. This step in the process isn't going to be easy. This is the hard part in when she saw this. You'll be one step closer to getting to your goal, and here are the things that are going to be battling you and here's the things that are going to be hard for you against you. But if you do these couple of steps like I, told you. There's light at the end of the tunnel. You can get here and then when you get to the end of the the road. Here's what the prizes here's what the victory will be. And you are the guide along the way telling them how to break through the things that you are going to be challenging for them, so that's the hero's journey, so that's just three ways. By the way there are many ways to structure content. The formula that I'm trying to share with you. Today is just giving a few examples that how to set up your hook line and sinker and went, which is what I'm framing as the beginning middle and end of your content right so those. Those are a few for line. Hope that's that's been beneficial for you. And then the third part of the formula the sinker is how you injure content, and how you and your content is just as important as how you begin it, and how you continue it, because at the end of your content is a huge opportunity for to move your listeners to action, and to conclude all the things that you've been talking about with something. That's important impactful. That actually helps the people listening so. A sinker. There's two ways to do it in my opinion, and one is. You are very direct. You are very specific about what you want people to do. I call this grab the line. As what does thinker usually does, is it? It clicks onto your line and drops it to the bottom of the lake right and the grabbed. The line is a very obvious version of that. It's saying you know what. What hey? If you've been listening the next best thing that you should listen to is this. Go check it out. It completely complements the thing we're talking about today, or if you've been listening to, and you found value, g best tool that I can offer you. Is this free thing here? That'll help you accomplish the things that we talked about today. We'll help you overcome the challenges that we talked about today. Or a simple way to refer back to the resources and tools that we talked about today. That is a very direct compelling call to action that grabs the line and pulls them to the end of the with you and takes them somewhere else, and that's the key. You need to take them somewhere else. Because you don't want your relationship at the end of your content to end, you want to be taking them either into another piece of content in your world or into another service or way that you can help them in your world, because what's the point of serving them content if you lose them at? At the end of it, so designing that call to action at is really important, another more subtle way which I love for a way to pull people through into end. Your journey with them is what I call the pull down on approach, which is curiosity. It's not like grabbing a line. It's more like you are. You're teasing them and a bit more like a Bobber, which which is basically it's floating there, and it's keeping people like like what is that thing? What is that thing over there that helps you. It's it's interesting. That's next, so be my knowledge. Aren't great on this one guy from sorry about that, but what I'm trying to to demonstrate is that if you t someone with something exciting that they can check out next. That's just as interesting and it's like you might have to use a little bit of mystery. A little bit of intrigue to say Hey guys. I know we talked about this thing today, and you know what there are some some secrets. There are some hacks. There is a great story about someone I worked with that. Manage to do this exact thing and. Others or very successful in whatever way they're being successful. If you want to know that you want to hear that story of how this is actually happening. Might WanNa. Check this other thing out. See Build a little bit of intrigue. You don't tell them exactly what they're gonNA learn, but you hint at it. You hinted the rewards, and sometimes you can be playful in that, but using that that pull down tactic, but I like about it is not as aggressive. It's not as direct so a little more of an indirect approach about enticing people teasing people making them curious about the other things that you're talking about our offer or that you have going on. I is a great way to end your content so instead of just finishing abruptly. Think about what you can do to pull people along into. Into the next thing that you might be talking about and I'll even sit. Give you one extra bonus idea here, and this is especially for my podcasters out there or anyone that has a show that is evergreen or sequential order, and that is I don't always think that your show should end. Saying just listened to the next episode. Because what I want people to do is immediately dive into your next piece of content, and if they to wait a week or a few days or a month for your next piece of content, you lose them. You have their attention right now. So how do you keep it and the best thing to do is? is to send them instead of forward into next week's content. You send him backwards into something you've already created. That makes sense, and it's not the easiest thing design I'll tell you this season of the show. The most important show to listen to was the first episode of the season, which was episode one twenty-one, because that is the most macro view of the full, the most full picture of my content marketing strategy of my approach to content marketing strategy, and so every show is going to lead back to that so if you haven't if you are interested in what we talked about today in the design of a show in the flow show and And how to story, tell, that's just a small piece of the bigger picture of how to design your content marketing strategy, and there's four steps in your content marketing strategy which I explained in that episode, which are design. Your Show I. If there's a development stage, there's a distribution stage and there is a discovery stage, and all of those are going to have three shows at least each that support what those individual branches are of that formula. So this is what the net design stage again talk about how to design your show the storytelling the flow of it, so that's an example of what we're doing today. What we're doing right here right now. If you want to go back is designed because I want to be able to and shows like this. Say Hey, you know what go back to episode one twenty-one and listen, and that's what I'll leave you with today. If you want to know how to design your content from top to bottom from the beginning of before you make it, it's already built for success. It's already built to be redistributed and to have audience. Go Back to episode one twenty one so that you're not just telling great stories, you also building great content that. That matters that helps you build an audience, not just have a voice, so appreciate you guys today I. Hope you found that useful and as usual. If you guys want to go and download content, go to the the show notes, and you can download that and get the getting saved his computer. Refer back to it. You want to understand how these points work. That's going to be a www dot. BRANDS ON BRANDS DOT COM Ford slash notes and I appreciate. You guys for listening every week and I will catch you next time. You've just taken your marketing knowledge to another level with this episode of brands on brands on brands, but we have plenty more ways to not just help you build a business, but build a brand head over to brandon brands dot com for more resources as well as access to our blogs video spend exclusive coaching sessions with your host. Be Sure to visit BRANDON BRANDS DOT COM.
Reagan's most historic speech took a few years to make an impact
"History lovers. I'm mike rosen with retro pod a show about the past rediscovered mister gorbachev tear down this yes wall the version of the cold war's conclusion. Most of us have heard starts with president ronald reagan saying that famous line and ends soon after with the total collapse of the soviet union reagan stood at the berlin wall that separated the west from the communist bloc and issued it also made him that has gone down as one of history's most memorable speeches but here's the thing at the time nobody cared it was nineteen eighty seven when reagan headed to the berlin wall to give a speech at the brandenburg gate in west berlin reagan was pretty unpopular there where he was seen as militaristic many west germans just wanted peace and we're worried that reagan was going to turn the cold war hot. John corm wound was the top u._s. Official in berlin at the time and he saw the speech h as a chance to appeal to west germans who just wanted things to go back to normal he advocated for language about removing the wall against the advice advice of other reagan advisors who wanted a less confrontational approach advisors follow the language all the way up until the speech itself battling battling over whether the speech would include core moves fiery statement demanding an end to the separation of berlin or take a softer tack. It was only when air force one landed in berlin that a white house official approach corum loom and said reagan had decided congratulations congratulations. He said your sentence made it. In reagan nailed the delivery and then nothing germany's main news magazine their spiegel didn't report the speech until six months later in then it describes it as the work of amateurs why well it wasn't really anything. New reagan actually had said plenty of fiery things about the soviet union before this trip at at a previous visit to the berlin wall he'd said do soviet leaders want to be remembered for a prison wall ringed with barbed wire and with armed guards whose weapons tamed at their own civilians pretty intense but maybe not quite as snappy so according to korn limp if the.
John Brandenburg on Poynting Vector Antigravity
"I'm Tim Ventura from American Anti Gravity, and today we're joined by Dr John Brandenburg, a theoretical plasma physicist working on particle astrophysics and fundamental quantum theory of gravity along with the GM unified field theory. He joins us to discuss how the Muirhead Brandenburg pointing field conservation equation may offer insights into recent experiments and gravity modification involving rotating magnetic fields. Well John Thanks for joining us and I'd like to start out by asking about your recent role in a gravity modification experiment conducted by Paul Morad and Morningstar applied physics. How did you get involved and what can you tell me about it? Well I have been working for a long time together. He was very encouraging when I was down at Kennedy Space. Center. Working at the Florida Space Institute. He contacted me we started working together basically courage me to start going to conferences presenting my work very aggressively which I did. And one of the. Things that came out of the gym theory which stands it's basically the goal initially was just to unify gravity. The two hence the name Jim the too long range forces in nature, but it also stands for what we call grandest. Latin phrase means. The unity of the great mean, the cosmic scale and the plank scale high-energy scale of physics. With the middle the Middle Scale, which is where comic things occur, and in fact, it's sort of like where we live. At the physics of everyday life. So the great, the cosmic. Scale are united with where we live in the middle scale. but anyway, he encouraged me in my research and. I had discovered in the gym theory what I call vacuum newly equation, which is analogous to the. Aerodynamic for newly equation for flight. And basically we found. I found in the theory which is based on the combination Caluzzi. Klein. Hidden Dimension Theory Plus Sakharov's radiation pressure theory of gravity. The pointing vector. assumed. Great importance. The pointing vector is what carries momentum and energy. In the electromagnetic field. lightwave crosses. strikes a solar cell and creates electricity. The thing that is carrying the energy of that lightwave is the pointing vector. If you launch a solar sail and space. The sunlight striking it is creating a pressure. It's carrying momentum to the sort of the solar sail can sail out to Mars with no rocket fuel propellant lists propulsion. The thing that is carrying the force of the sunlight is the pointing vector. Now in my theory, which unifies gravity and electromagnetism. The pointing vector assumes the role of also doing the work of gravity. Say Difference in pointing vectors. It's more like not just the pointing vector itself, but it's curvature that's important and what we found in the gem theory. Whose Development was encouraged by Paul Morad and also Morgan boredom was that if we created a Vortex Of, pointing vectors. Then, local gravity would be affected by the theory. And how much the rabbit would be affected was kind of a center argument. There were some undetermined constants, but we felt we had an equation that would basically allow us to do local modification of gravity. Based on a kind of tornado or vortex. Appointing vectors. Now you must understand the pointing vortex is actually around us all the time, every induction motor that was invented by Nikolai Tesla. Tesla was the real invention vendor of the. Pointing Vortex he basically found the rotation electro. Magnetic field creates a vortex appointing vectors. If you put a piece of metal in this, the metal wants to rotate with the vortex. And this is the principle induction motor. It's found every place induction motors are nice and simple. They require almost no maintenance because everything is done by fields not buy electrical commentators carrying turn across rotating contacts it's a block of metal specially designed. and. It spins in the pointing vortex created by the coils which operate normally on three phase power. Sure. So this the invention of Tesla. And what we found in the theory was that if you created Tesla pointing vortex that it will locally modify gravity just like the high-speed movement of wind in a tornado. A. Aerodynamic four techs creates a low pressure zone in the air and that's why houses explode when a tornado passes over them. These things are traded by aerodynamic vortexes. In the gym theory, a pointing vortex creates a lower area of gravity. And ultimately, you can use this for flight. And by the way, this all described in a book called Beyond Einstein's unified field that I wrote. Gravity electromagnetism redefined published by adventures unlimited in you can find that on Amazon dot. com. Now let me back up for just a second because you covered a lot of ground here. So I'm sorry. No, that's okay. That's okay. Talking about his stuff. And this is wonderful material you've just gone over so much I wanna try and touch on some of the pieces. So okay. So now the pointing vector is how Photon fields propagate in quantum electrodynamics. So you're. You're proposing that by creating a vortex of pointing factors that you can generate this pulse effect, and that's presumably how Paul Murod in the morning ice was able to lose mass. Now, I. Want you to know that this came about as a result of looking at data in you know in the scientific literature there whereas. Russia and scientists name 'cause arrive. Who created appointing vortex actually just using aviation gyroscope and he found that the is working Russia in nineteen sixty eight he reported that when he spun a gyroscope. In, the counterclockwise direction using three-phase pointing vortex like a Tesla. Vortex. That, the spinning rotor in the aviation gyroscope, which is made of metal would actually lose a small amount of weight would lose about a part per thousand of weight. And that's a small amount, but it's very easy to detect with sensitive balances in 'cause rats case he was working with torsion right? He he had. A kind of vague theory of how this was all working. It was based on. He thought it was more vibration than the vortex pattern. But in any case, he reported these results in this report. And you know he was considered a very important scientist in Soviet Union during the Cold War. So This was immediately translated by the US government and published, and that's how I became aware of it. But what happened also was to Japanese scientists I, believe the highest ACA and Yamaguchi. Anyway they published in nineteen, eighty, nine, a very similar experiment. Where they found the same effect exactly. In fact, what was interesting is you rotate it in the counterclockwise direction, the effect occurs, but if you rotate in the clockwise direction. The effect disappears. So there's some other subtleties involved. Quantum mechanics is full of effect like this What is it called spinner relationships. So anyway. Some people also did EXPERIMENTS WITH COMPRESSED AIR SPINNING UP. And they found no effect which indicated that it was the electromagnetic field that had to be the key fach. So, basically, this is very exciting now as it turns out. The new magnets they have invented the neodymium iron magnets I call it improved iron iron has always been the basis of magnetism. But if you mix this rare earth neodymium with it, it makes a very powerful magnet and they're so powerful. In fact, they're Kinda dangerous is they snap on your fingers and they'll like they won't go. Yeah I understand that that's what Paul used the construction of justify. That's right now what happens when you create an array of just magnets? And Paul reversed the magnets. so that one magnet would be facing nor north of the up in the next. Maggie be north facing. down. And based on his kind of intuition. As an engineer and also my gym theory. That we were trying to create a pointing vortex and it turns out when you create an array of magnets like that where they're up down up down up down. And you rotate that that automatically creates pointing vortex. And you can do that then without very powerful having to carry a lot of electricity around the room. So it means a fairly low power experiment can create a very tremendous pointing vortex effect. Where otherwise you'd have to use a megawatt of power and so this was considered to be a inexpensive way to achieve a very powerful pointing vortex effect. And then you spin that up, of course with the motor. And Paul and Working Boardman. Wanted to explore what this would actually do what the phenomenology would be when you did this and Lo, and behold we found that at least according to the electronic load cells supporting the whole device it lost a few percent of weight when the thing was spun up. Okay and so it was the experiments could be said to have a positive result. Don't pack your bags for Mars. Yet we're a long way from a spaceship but at least we seem to found this effect with the pointing vortex with something that's fairly easy to build. you know just using a big big motor. So the spinning of the magnets moving the magnetic fields through space and a circular pattern creates automatically, you can show from Maxwell's equations as crates automatically the pointing vector by the way pointing vector it's almost a Pun because the fellow who invented it was named pointing spelled y. he was an English physicist who worked under Maxwell. Benedict's in the late eighteen hundreds it. It actually does point however in the direction of the energy and momentum flow when the electro magnetic field. It's a pointing vector actually it sound like it's pointing and it actually, but it's named after a guy named pointing. Well. Let me touch on the mechanical rotation aspect of this because you know in the you might call it popular mythology or the you know the engineers stories that float around this mechanical rotation it plays an enormous role in these devices. In mere ads device, which was based loosely on Goldman Rochan as well as the searle generator. Obviously, that's where the rotation comes from. But well, that's right. They had heard reports of course that people had seen these facts you know course searle and Golden Roshan. Searle is interesting colorful character, Britain and golden rotation or a pair of Russians and as if you've watched the news lately you gotTa realize the Russians aren't communist anymore but they're still Russians and they're very wily. Well would they tip by the way they typically Russian scientists? Typically vet everything that they published through the Russian Federal Security Service used to be called the KGB. Okay. Oh i. in fact, I told Pollen I would sit around Paul and Morgan Freeman I would sit around and discuss this and say well. If the Russians have discovered anagram last things were going to do is tell us. Tell us Americans, how to do it. So they'll probably leave stuff out of their reports, etc. in other words, you can't trust completely the details of what they're saying. And we found that they were observing the same effect apparently the highest Saka and Kozlov experiments only creating rotating magnets. GotTa remember. It's one thing to have the Brignoli equation written on a chalkboard and it's another thing to build an airplane flies. Y- though, and so there's a lot of details and engineering arch goes into building an airplane that isn't in the burly equation. We have a vacuum pointing burner equation and we have an effect but were a long way from being able to make anything that would propel itself now in terms of the rotation now to get back to that for a second many years ago, I had the privilege of speaking with. Tom. BEARDEN and this came up in the same context. He said, he said you have to keep in mind that electrons traveling in a wire typically only travel about one foot through the wire per hour I believe it was it's very, very slowly. Flow just like water and a host, and in contrast if you take those same electrons, right is charging balance. He put a capacity is on a road or something like that. and. You rotate them through space. They're still translating through the background time space. Translating through the ether if you will, but they're moving thousands of miles per hour now, that difference in speed in electrical engineering, it doesn't really take that into account most of the time, but do you think? It it all looks at the aggregate charged exactly and it aggregate motion but on a particle basis, do you think that that actual rotation speed might play a role in the pointing back? Oh I believe so I believe the details of these things are very important. how you rotate it What is the configuration of the magnets whether you put charge on it if you charge the rotor Especially, if the distribution of charge around the rotor is not uniform, you know there's maybe areas of changing voltage. Around the rotor then this also adds to the pointing fact. Moving Electric Field. This also creates pointing vector anytime you take a electro magnetic field either electric or magnetic or a combination of the two and move it pointing vector instantly is created. So charging the rotor may actually be an important effect. But we're kind of feeling our way along here, we have a rough map to get through the dark forest, but we're actually trying to find. A real path through the forest and it's different. You have you have a roadmap. And then you have to find a real path by trial and error. Yeah. You know the thing that I'm excited about though is to look at this research and where it's even in the last few years that. Interviews It's remarkable right? We have basically a map across before us what lies beyond the forest is the Magic Kingdom of controlled gravity flight, and we are stuck here just with rockets and airplanes. On this side of the forest and the map unfortunately is written on the back of a cocktail Napkin. Well let me ask you about the paper that you wrote. It was called the Morad Brandenburg pointing field conservation equation and the possible gravity law and I'd like to put that up on the website I'll put download link. Always. The main author of that I was basically a contributor. at Paul's instigation I actually derived it was it was a collaborative project. Paul had the idea. and. Then he asked me using my math expertise dealing with vector equations to write down a wave equation for the pointing vectra itself not the electric and magnetic fields but their combination, the pointing vector. and. I was able to do that. And in free space away from sources, the honey vector goes wave just like the electromagnetic fields do. Of course, because the tag along with them, it's created by them. So he has also looked mathematically and he's quite good at math himself into what would happen if you had like magnetic charge, etc. so he's kind of. Elaborated on a little bit. But The connection between the pointing vector. and. Gravity. Is Strong and that's because of the imbalance, right? Like maybe an example would be INTERNEC- circuit. It's not the electrons that are really carrying the energy. It's the oscillation of them and so the point. Yes. Yes. So whenever the electrons move, they create field and well like for instance. The way they transport electric power in this country and that's due to Tesla. Tesla's inventions by the way are so commonplace that people don't even realize everything. Tesla revolutionized life. If you pass hypertension lines. Look Up. You'll find. The wires that are held by insulators that are actually carrying the voltage. Those are grouped in patterns of three. Because, they're carrying three phase power. They're also caring the power at very high voltage. The electrons moving in those choirs are moving very slowly maybe a mile every hour. However pointing vectors moving down those wires and it's carrying all the power and it's mostly carried in the electric field because they make it very high voltage. Rather, than electron motion, which makes magnetism. They're carrying it in electric fields. So it's kind of imbalance. It's an imbalance electro-magnetic fields mostly electric field. Mostly Electric. That's how they transport power long distances when it gets to a transformer, they transform it down in voltage to make more magnetic field basically. So it's a more balanced thing that's delivered to your house at lower voltage. Higher current lower voltage, current magnetism voltage, Craig's electric field, and so this in a sense, this almost seems like brings us back full circle and if we're able to understand how the rotating magnetic fields in your model that's already explained if we're able to really harness that in a sense maybe gravity modification or You know that type of propulsion I guess could almost be another type of electromagnetic motor. Oh. Yes. You can consider that Let's say we built a craft. Ultimately, using this fact. You would be in the shape of a kind of satellite dish. And it would be a dome. In fact, I discussed this in my book the unified. Field beyond Einstein's unified field. it would be in the shape of a kind of a dome or satellite dish and it would have very powerful rotating electromagnetic field underneath the dome. And it would be basically like a hovercraft. which has high pressure under a skirt. Okay. So only this one, this hovercraft can hover anywhere at wants it doesn't have to be near the ground, but anyway, you create this very powerful rotating appointing vortex the dome. Above the dome, there's nothing. The fields are confined by the dome. And they affectively push on it. And that would be what an ultimate electro-magnetic a gym craft would look like. But you gotta remember airplanes look the way they do because of the way they travel and look how many different types of aircraft or other helicopters or very high speed jet aircraft There also are just regular piper cubs. So it's all very it's it's very exciting. We've made great progress, but I believe the connection between the pointing vector gravity control gravity. Is, now, being established experimentally. But we have to now, of course, work out the Ark of amplifying this effect to actually create practical craft. Of course, there are the rumors of course that. The Nazis during World War Two. Using some of the field theories that were available then Caluzzi cline which unifies gravity and let coming to the mathematically. They may have actually stumbled upon this fact during the early thirties and attempted to exploit it as part of the wonder weapon program obviously didn't win the war for them, but they may have done a lot of experiments just like burner von Braun developed big rockets. And States and continue that. The US government may have acquired. Some expertise and this from the the Germans at the end of World War Two, and you know I I have no idea whether that's really true or not. But there it's it's very interesting. These reports are made also interesting to me that much of the basic physics for doing this kind of theory was available in the nineteen thirties. Yeah to me that's been tremendously interesting Luke Luke Line by the way theory was an established fact and you can drive the Jim back newly quesion from clues decline theory by the way. That was available in nineteen, twenty. Nine. This stuff comes out of the era of power latronic right? That's when a lot of the physics result add right people of course are obsessed right now when little micro chips. Is Power Electronics. Yeah. So it's a little bit dated and sometimes I worry because I feel like in a sense modern engineering and science seems to have passed it by because we're working on such a small scale, all that interesting how that works. Well. Let let me let me go back here because one of the things that you've you've indicated is that the GM model also offers a way to explain what gives the Higgs Boson Mass, and as I understand it that was recently discovered in collider experiments. I am proud to say that I went from being a big skeptic about the higgs bows on probably because they kept calling it the God particle which I as a physicist is just made my blood curdle. Once. I. Got over that. And really started reading up on it. IT turns out the with the Encouragement Appall Morad and Morgan Boardman Morningstar a is working for they said, Well John You know. We've seen that you kind of unify grabbing electromagnetism in a practical way. About the other forces of nature, the short range nuclear forces that have to do with quantum mechanics. And the gym theory is based on quantum mechanics. It's But what happened was I started looking into how to derive the strong and the weak nuclear forces. From the GM theory and I found out that that was possible. And the theory now there's an article published in the Meta Journal of. Science space. Science. That shows that the on mass, which is the carrier of the strong force in the nucleus that holds the nucleus together. All the the charged pie on and the charge WBZ's on. Their masses can be derived to apart for thousand from the GM theory now. So and the same theory then predicts the higgs bows on and gets it within a few percent. I predicted one hundred, twenty, eight mass units called GV, which stands for Giga electron-volts. a Proton one GV in, he'll massively equals MC squared. So I predicted one, twenty, eight, the Higgs bows on. Apparently is between one, twenty, five and one, twenty six. So that's within a few percent and I published this result at the state to conference. Under the sponsorship of Morning Star Physics in March and that mass number was not known with any degree of certainty until July. I actually predicted to before was known. And I'm very proud of that and know always grateful to palmer add Morgan Boardman sponsorship for that research they supported me financially to do that research and encourage that. And we got the higgs bows on four months before it was known and it falls out of the theory, and in fact, the theory can be Jim Theory can. Sense be reformulated around the higgs bows. Let's imagine. When the Big Bang happened You got this impossibly hot fireball. The Universe is one big ball of plasma expanding rapidly. And it's temperatures unimaginable and then as expands and cools just like any fireball, the Higgs bows on appears. As the most, it's one, hundred, twenty eight. So it'll be appearing at very high temperatures and then it lays the groundwork. For the formation of hydrogen. Protons and electrons that make up the universe. And from that point on once the higgs bows on kind of the foundation has been laid. Eggs bozon basically seeds the universe with the Proton and the electron mass, and the way you can derive the The Hague's both on math one, twenty, eight GDP is you say that the Higgs bows on Compton radius is the same as the classical electrostatic radius of the Proton other words there in resonance you have geometric residence. Two sizes are the same. The classical radius of of the Proton and the electron. In scattering of electromagnetic waves. Which underlies gravity. Gravity think of gravity is kinda running as a bunch of little nudges by the vacuum zero point fluctuation around us. So you're you're describing close gravity then like LaSalle gravity. Yeah A. Push gravity pushed gravity was actually originated with his soccer off. Off a new about push gravity because he was building the Russian hydrogen bomb. Hydrogen bomb runs on pointing vector. The you have a ball hydrogen and this used to be classified by the way. So longer classified. A hydrogen bomb invented by Keller New Lomb. Uses a big watermelon shaped cavity. Made a very heavy metal. To. Trap. The, radiation. the radiation is trying to move at the speed of light but the metal. Is being massive can't move very fast. So it's essentially fixed during the action what happens you set off you have an atomic bomb at one end of this watermelon shaped cavity at the other focal point. You have a ball of hydrogen isotopes. You set off the atomic bomb. It fills the cavity with electro-magnetic radiation, the pointing vector, the pointing vector all converges down on hydrogen. And Act like gravity. It crushes it. And turns it into a star you created. Hydrogen bomb actually runs on. Gravity in a sense according to the gym theory. You're creating instant. Million, fold gravity inside that container because gravity in this case is a push. It's the white pointing vector push. Right now in laser fusion, what they're doing is they're kidding of very concentrated pulse that is full of pointing Becker, and that is once again trying to crush a little pellets of hydrogen to make a fusion. So. Sakharov. was working with these ideas and he realized that gravity is a push by the pointing vector. And because he was working highly classified. Russian weapons, programs, his article about gravity as they push. Is Very terse and very abstract. He doesn't talk about. These ideas that I talked about he instead hides it in the math. This is what I mean about the Wiley Russians. He laid out a theory of gravity as a push. And did it in a one page? Article of very abstract mathematics okay okay. Had but the the it gets better than that. Once people figured out that this is what he had done. Then the idea pushed gravity was born. So it was, Andrei, Sakharov very One of the Greatest Sciences of the twentieth century. He's right up there with Stein and he published this and. I've. You know Basically, soccer off model of gravity is that if you have a Dark Chamber and you put too bright objects in there. To put to very hot ball. Steel Ball bearings in their in Soom you're up in the way weightless like in the space station. So you have this black box with two white hot ball bearings in there. They actually push each other because the pointing vector from each of them they push each other away from each other. So you have. That's because radiation pressure. Now. If you do the opposite experiment. and. You put two ball bearings in a box of heavy metal. Let's say you hate the box white-hot. The two ball bearings will actually attract each other when the one over R. Squared for because the partially shielding. Their partially shielding each other. If you stand on one ball bearing and you look around, you see white hot metal everywhere except in the distance you see a black spot. That is the other ball bearing. And that means because of the black spot, it's a shadow. So you're you're following the shadow of the other ball bearing against this white hot universe you're in. Now in soccer. Offs. Theory. You'll love this the white hot box that creates all of this pointing vector is the vacuums EPF. Soccer, is really the origin of these zero point gravity model would with vacuums EPF, could you consider that as some aggregate of all pointing factor radiation given off since the beginning of the universe? For. Yes or is it something I know consider that the part of the? When the Big Bang occurred of course, the universe was one blinding. Ball of light. Let there be light well. There was lots of light. At the moment of creation, it was nothing universe in fact, consisted of basically light. And So then part of the universe, the vacuum Z. PF is still. Full of that light. Okay okay. But, but because you know and it's one of the mysteries. Because of the And this is by way explain the theory. If light is powerful enough. It becomes space time. And effectively canceled itself out itself sensors itself. So. It becomes the fact this goes back to the very ancient idea of the music of the spheres. this is idea per promulgated by Protagoras. He said that the whole universe ran on vibrations. The planets were moving around the cosmos on vibrations and he said this is the music of the spheres but. You can't hear it because if you did it would. Definitely. You hear nothing else. So everything that exists. Basically. Is Immune to that. Sure. Sure. It's a rather complicated idea, but it was actually from Greek philosophy. In the gym theory what happens is electro magnetic field. Existing space time if it becomes strong enough it becomes. Space? Time. Now. In airports airports serve disappears this this would also be. kind of the equivalent of of wholesome quantum mechanics, right if I stand it. Right. The Universe is not only full of Wells But holes. Name time well now who sort of cancel each other? So the result is we can go about our lives above the vacuum ground state we exist above the ground state in the ground state is just the ground we stand on. You don't see it as electromagnetic turbulence but. At. The very deepest existence of the charged particles, protons, electrons, quarks that make up the protons and neutrons which are all charged by the way. by the way, H- how put off and Eric Davis, who's continuing his work? How put off basically filled in a lot of the gaps in soccer odds model of gravity. And he also pointed out that you can have an electromagnetic model of gravity's agrees with the standard model physics because. All the quirks that make up the Proton and the neutron supposedly the neutral particle they're charged. They're constantly in a dance in VP, F, and the. curvature they've slight variations the fact that some Particle Shadow, each other causes gravity. That's how gravity arises from a combination of charged particles in Z.. PF Okay. Okay. So that is in fact that is soccer off and put off. and how it off pointed out that this worked very well, he did a lot of math work on it but also he said the quarks are charged therefore, they're responding 'cause EPF all the time even if the Proton AP's. Aggregate. Seems to be sitting still the quirks and they're dancing around all the time. Yeah But Anyway the gym theory granderson media analyst is moving ahead. We Got Higgs bows on we got the weak and the strong fields. Strong forces are now in gem theory. So it's gone beyond just the long range forces of nature it's now wall-to-wall unification and I'll be presenting this theory very aggressively at scientific conferences over the fact, there'll be one in Texas, put in an abstract for and I'm going to be just pushing it very persistently as God gives me the strength and we'll get this thing done. Now. Do you have a website? I don't have one. I'm sorry When I was working professionally, I was discouraged from having websites part of the problem with working with farmers, fans, and partner of energy NASA. is they like. To keep track of what I'm saying sure sure and so I tend to. try and make sure that everything I say somehow. I have people I talked to about various ideas and I decided that having website. Irresponsible for everything that appears on the website. Well John were almost out of time for today but I'd like to thank you again for joining us and Kim thank you for. Thank you for taking this interview I I'm very honored absolutely, absolutely well, and I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to explain this to us.
May 6, 2020: William Colbys Body Found
"Today is Wednesday may sixth twenty twenty on this day in Nineteen Ninety six. The body of former CIA director William Colby was found washed up on a riverbank in southern Maryland. Nine days after he disappeared his death was ruled an accident at least officially welcome to today and true crime apart cast original. I'm Vanessa Richardson. And today I'm joined by my guest host Molly Brandenburg Alot. Everyone thanks for having as it's always such a pleasure to host with you absolutely. I'm so happy. Join podcast fans may recognize molly from a few of our podcasts. We invited her on today. Thanks to her work hosting the podcast original conspiracy theories every week on conspiracy theories my co host Carter and I explored the hidden. Stories and rumors surrounding history's most controversial events. And it is fascinating. Molly's here today to discuss some of the historical and conspiratorial aspects of today's story while all cover the narrative. Now let's go back to Monday. May Sixth Nineteen Ninety six early in the morning Lieutenant Mark Sanders of the Maryland. Natural Resources Police drove his car. To the very end of rock point road on Cobb Island Lieutenant Sanders had been this place many times over the previous nine days and he believed he would be returning several times more after all Lieutenant. Sanders was the chief officer in charge of an intensive search. Effort centered on beach nine days prior on April twenty seventh seventy six year old William Colby former director of the CIA had gone missing from his Cobb island home. Police suspected that he had drowned as his canoe had been discovered on the shore of the WICOMICO river however Colby's body had yet to be found lieutenant. Sanders was painfully aware of how strange this disappearance was he had sent experienced teams of divers trawlers and search boats up and down the river twenty four hours a day for nine days straight. Get even with all this searching. They had only manage to find a few stranded life jackets that had nothing to do. With the case at hand now sanders returned to the canoes original location with his assistant for the doesn't time. Perhaps he missed something crucial. Perhaps it's simply helped him feel like he was working but as he approached the beach his assistant noticed something odd lying upon the sand about forty yards down shore. A man was cast upon the ground his clothing wet and his shoes missing. The lieutenant moved towards the body only to realize this was the man they'd been looking for all along. This was William Colby but there was something strange. Colby's body was remarkably well preserved normally a corpse. That had been submerged for nine days would look bloated and decrepit stranger still. It seemed as if Colby had only just washed up the night before. The lieutenant fell certain. His search party would have found colby much sooner if his body had simply been floating in the river. While these circumstances were both confusing and unsettling lieutenant sanders felt certain the medical examiner could answer some of his more complicated questions. He called in the discovery and dismissed. The search parties who celebrated their task was finally accomplished. Colby's body meanwhile was rushed to the medical examiner's office the Examiner's autopsy revealed several interesting facts. Colby dinner from the night of his disappearance was still present in his stomach indicating that he had died within a few hours of eating colby also had severely calcified arteries putting him at high risk of both heart attack and stroke yet. His lungs were lined with silt and river water indicating that he had most likely died from drowning with these bits of information. The medical examiner declared Colby's death accidental. He believed that. Colby had likely suffered a severe stroke or heart attack while canoeing and fell out of his boat. As Colby dropped into the river he would have been unable to save himself. Water would've entered his lungs and cold. Temperatures would have leached his life away slowly but surely most people following the story were satisfied with this answer. After all Colby was seventy six and old men suffered heart attacks quite regularly. Such a thing was not beyond the pale yet. Others found this explanation entirely unsatisfying. William Colby had been the one time director of the CIA and he was perhaps one of the most controversial directors the agency had ever seen. It seemed possible. To some that Colby's death was no accident and instead an undercover operation by one of his enemies within the agency itself when we return. We'll learn how William Colby made his enemies within the intelligence community and explore the possibility of a conspiracy to end his life. Now back to the story on May Sixth Nineteen Ninety six the body of former C. I. A. Director William Colby was found washed ashore in Maryland along the Waco Moco River. The medical examiner believed his death was an accidental drowning caused by a heart attack or stroke but others believed his cause of death was much more sinister. My guest host Molly. Brandenburg is going to take over from here to discuss the history and conspiracies surrounding William. Colby's death thanks Vanessa. William Colby was a Princeton Grad in World War Two veteran who had served as a paratrooper and special operations soldier in the wartime secret service fighting against Nazi Germany when he returned to the US he earned a law degree from Columbia University. He worked for a law firm for short time before joining the CIA in one thousand nine hundred forty nine only two years after it was formed having got in on the ground floor. Kobe's work as an agent was crucial to the agency's mission. His job was to combat the spread of communism forming discreet ties with centrist political parties in foreign cities like Stockholm in Rome. He proved highly competent in this work. And by the nineteen sixties. He was promoted to the head of the CIA as far. East division primarily working to stop the growth of the Viet Cong in Vietnam. He became most known for operating the Phoenix Program. A system of espionage and military targeting a Viet Cong leaders on village level during a five year period the Phoenix program led to the deaths of more than twenty thousand Viet Cong targets well. Kobe claimed most of these people were killed. In Combat Antiwar activists felt it was more appropriate to label the Phoenix Program and assassination effort and thus a war crime but regardless of this external criticism many within the government felt Koby had proven himself to be highly competent so competent in fact that on September fourth nineteen seventy-three President Richard Nixon appointed him director of the entire CIA Kobe's ascension however did not improve the reputation of the CIA. Within two years of his appointment. The agency became the target of journalists and Congress alike it was accused of conducting assassination plots around the world and of unauthorized spying on American citizens on. Us soil when Colby was called before Congress to testify in the matter. He was shockingly for coming. He openly admitted that the CIA was conducting many operations. That he felt were immoral. And Evil including assassinations wiretapping. 's and the testing of LSD. On some soldiers without their knowledge wishing to see an end to these programs and to make the CIA much more transparent and accountable to the public colby provided Congress with a series of files that have since been dubbed the family jewels a collection of the most controversial and insidious operations the CIA had conducted during its existence. Kobe's candor shocked the nation and made him one of the most hated men in politics. Those on the political left criticised him for many of the operations. The CIA had conducted under his purview. Well those on the political right felt he had betrayed national secrets. I'm making this information public. He also made many enemies within the intelligence community. They were appalled that he had aired their dirty laundry. Thanks to this controversy. Colby was removed from his post in January of nineteen seventy six. He wrote several books about the experience and went on to live a peaceful life for another twenty years however many in the intelligence community never forgave him for revealing their secrets. In some believe those people were determined to make him pay when Colby's body was discovered on May Sixth Nineteen Ninety six xylene grant a former intelligence operative who had worked with Koby in Vietnam was convinced that his old friend had been killed by the way. He pointed to several odd details that made him suspect foul play first. Colby had left his final dinner unfinished and many of his belongings on the table. Second Colby was last seen just before sundown at seven thirty PM. If Colby had gone kayaking he would have had to have left around eight PM. Well after dark in waters that were known to be choppy at that time xylene new colby and believed. He was far too smart to put himself in such danger. There were several others suspicious details but sadly none of them constituted of foul play to this day. It's impossible to say whether Colby's death was accident or assassination. I'm Vanessa Richardson. Thanks again molly for join me today. Thanks for having me. You can find my podcast conspiracy theories on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. And if you'd like to hear a bit more about William Colby. He came up during our conspiracy. Theories episodes on reverse engineering today in true. Crime is a podcast original. You can find more episodes of today and true crime and all other podcast originals for free on spotify not only does spotify already. Have all of your favorite music quit now. Spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy. All of your favorite podcast originals. Like today and true crime for free from your phone. Desktop or smart speaker to stream today in true crime on spotify. Just open the APP and type two day in true crime in the search bar at podcast. 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July 1, 2020: The Wonderland Murders
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She hosts including medical mysteries every week on medical mysteries, Molly and her co host Richard Investigate, the strangest medical cases from history and follow the doctors who tried to solve them, often with their patients lives on the line. Thanks Vanessa. I'm excited to join you now today I'll be discussing some historical aspects of the crime while you cover the narrative correct, that's right and due to the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised. Extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Now. Let's go back to July first nineteen eighty-one around three in the morning. The denizens of eighty, seven sixty three wonderland avenue were sleeping peacefully in their home. The House was a known drug den, and its residents made their living by selling illegal narcotics. The group was known as the Wonderland Gang and they were led by Ronald Lee launches his wife. Susan Lanka's slept next to him in the master. Bedroom. Gang members William Raymond Billy. Deverell and joy Audrey Gold Miller shared the other bedroom in the house. Their friend Barbara Richardson was sleeping on the couch in the living room. It was commonplace for customers and close friends to crash at the Wonderland House but Barbara had chosen a tragic night to stay over. She wasn't the only house guest on July first, and the other one had sinister plans. John Holmes was one of the most prolific porn stars of the time. He had starred in over five hundred pornographic films. However, his career had slowed down the past few months. He began supplementing his income by selling drugs for the wonderland gang. And it wasn't going. Well. John and the gang had fallen out, although the gang had no idea, the following is what police suspected happened the night of the murders. At three o'clock in the morning John, homes reportedly crept to the front door. He quietly unlocked it and opened it wide, allowing three men inside these men were armed with metal, pipes and hammers. They'd come to send a message written in blood. D-, the men attacked Barbara leaving her body on the floor. Then they moved to billy enjoys room, sending the couple to the grave and their blood, splattering against the wall. They ended their assault in the master bedroom, Ronald and Susan. Lonnie's screamed and begged for mercy. Their neighbors were woken by the screams, but the couple was quickly silenced by the murderers. They beat the duo to a bloody pulp and the neighbors. Assuming someone was just joking around when to sleep. John Holmes satisfied that the deed was done, led the three men back out of the house. All four fled the scene together. The Sun rose and the day passed. The grisly scene in the wonderland home went undiscovered, but meanwhile one of the victims had managed to survive through the night. Susan Lonnie S writhed on the floor of her bedroom. She'd suffered major brain damage and could hardly move, but the pain that rack her body drew out, Sharp, Moans, and groans that echoed through the neighborhood. Around four PM. A man working for a moving company overheard Susan's tortured voice and reported it to the police officers arrived shortly after. The police who saw the crime scene, described it as even more, gruesome and violent than the Manson murders. will discover the motive behind this gruesome crime after this. Have, you ever felt like you have to choose between beauty products that are safe and those that actually work. Luckily, you don't have to sacrifice safety for results. Thanks to beauty counter since two thousand thirteen beauty counter has been the leader in clean. In fact, they go beyond claim through their safety, transparency, sustainability and advocacy, but back to results. If you want hardworking clean beauty that helps you wake up glowing. Try beauty counters. 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Officers who arrived at the scene of the crime described it as more gruesome and much bloodier than the Manson, murders. This description helped the wonderland. Murders Garner media attention, making it one of Los Angeles's most famous crimes of the nineteen eighties. The slayings grew even more intriguing once they were tied back to celebrity porn star John Holmes. John had apparently built up an expensive drug habit, and by late June of nineteen eighty one, he owed the wonderland gang a substantial sum of money. He began selling drugs on their behalf, but his prophets could not keep up with his growing debts before too long. The wonderland gang threatened to kill him if he didn't pay up. John didn't have the money. But he could help the gang. Get what he owed and more if they were willing to take a little risk. On June twenty-ninth Nineteen, eighty-one John went to purchase four hundred dollars worth of drugs from a man named Eddie Nash. Nash was a notorious drug kingpin himself and he own several of the most popular nightclubs Los Angeles. John conducted the drug by at Nashes home? But before he left, he unlocked nashes back door without Nash knowing. That night. Ronald Llaneras Billy Deverell. into unknown members of the wonderland gang broke into nashes home guns blazing. They fired a few rounds to intimidate nash grazing. His bodyguards arm with bullets. They made Nash Beg for his life at gunpoint, then forced him to open his safe. They grabbed everything inside, then fled the scene, leaving Nash and his bodyguards scared but alive. That night, the wonderland gang allegedly Robb Nash of one hundred thousand dollars cash, five thousand quail lose eight pounds of cocaine, some heroin, a bunch of jewelry, and even a few guns. Altogether the stolen goods were worth more than one million dollars. With a successful robbery John Holmes debt. The Wonderland Gang was settled and he was back in their good graces. However, it didn't take long for Nash to realize John. Had set him up, and Nash was furious. Nash abducted John and threatened to kill all of his friends and family if he didn't talk. John Knowing. Nash was serious, did a few quick shrewd calculations, it only been a day or two, since the wonderland gang had last threatened to kill him. He was none too fond of them and most importantly, he valued his life. He gave their names over to Nash. But Nash Wasn't done. He demanded that John pay him back for setting up the robbery. In John, again agreed except this time. John would be setting the robbers themselves for bloody vengeance. At three am on July first, Nineteen eighty-one. John Home stated that he led three of Eddie Nashes men into the Wonderland House, and together they committed one of the most gruesome acts of violence Los Angeles had ever seen all too allegedly. Send a single message. Do Not Cross Eddie Nash. Well we know the full story of the murders today at the time, police could not find enough evidence to convict any of the men involved in the slayings. The public would not know the full story of that crime until Nineteen eighty-eight when John Holmes made a deathbed confession to his ex wife and his girlfriend. But homes died of AIDS that year and his second hand confession was not substantial enough to get a conviction in court against Eddie Nash before his death in two thousand fourteen. As a result, the wonderland victims have gone without justice to this day. I'm Vanessa Richardson Again Molly for joining me today. Thanks for having me. You can find my podcast medical mysteries on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. For more stories like this one be sure to check out par cast show unsolved murders. Today, in true crime is a podcast original. You can find more episodes of today in true crime and all other podcast originals free on spotify. Not only spotify already have all of your favorite music, but now spotify is making it easy for you. Enjoy all of your favorite podcast originals like today and true crime for free from your phone, desktop or smart speaker to stream today in true crime on spotify just open the APP and type today in true crime in the search bar. At podcast were grateful for you, our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing. Reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network. We back with a brand new episode tomorrow in True Crime. Today and true crime was created by Max Cutler and is a podcast studios original. It is executive produced by Max Cutler sound designed by Trent, Williamson with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carleen Madden and. Turn this episode of today in true crime was written by Giles Hav Zeph with writing assistance by Nora Patel. I'm Vanessa Richardson
E145: Easey Street Pt. 2 - Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett
"Have you listened to the new park cast original not guilty? Not guilty examines. Controversial criminal cases and tries to determine why solid evidence doesn't always lead to a conviction. It's perfect for fans of unsolved murders in those who love cases with huge twists and turns search for and subscribe to not guilty on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. And please don't forget to rate in review. Due to the graphic nature of this murder case listener discretion is advised. This episode includes dramatization and discussions of murder and assault that some people may find offensive how we advise extreme caution for children under thirteen additionally due to the timely manner of this case, many of the people involved are still alive. We will be assigning them pseudonyms to protect their privacy. Still no answer. I'm getting worried relaxed Carl. I'm sure she'll call back. She probably went out of town or something. I don't know. This isn't like her you've been going out for what two weeks now. I hardly do. You know, what she's like I'm calling her again. Maybe she was playing the baby down for a nap or something all call this time. Why don't you go fix yourself a Cup of tea, but? Sounds good. She's fine. Everything's okay. Just relax. Carl. Can you come in here? Is it Suzanne is she? Okay. There's a detective on the line Carl. Suzanne has been murdered. This is unsettled murders. True crime stories apar- cast original, I'm your host Carter, ROY. And I'm your host Wendy MacKenzie. Every Tuesday, we dive into the world of a real unsolved murder and try to solve the case. This is our final episode on the January nineteen seventy seven murders of Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett colloquially known as the easy street murders at par cast. We are grateful for you our listeners you allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we are doing reach out on Facebook and Instagram at par cast and Twitter at parkas network. And if you enjoy today's episode the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening. It really does help we also now have merchandise. Head depar- cast dot com slash merch. For more information. You can listen to previous episode. Of unsolved murders as well. As all par cast other shows on Spotify. And wherever else you listen to podcasts. On the morning of January thirteenth nineteen seventy seven to women who we're calling Elizabeth Symons and Janice Arnold discovered. The dead bodies of their next door. Neighbors Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett when they went to check on Armstrong's infant son, Gregory for several days. Elizabeth in Janice had heard Gregory crying through the wall. They shared with Armstrong Bartlett at first they hesitated to get involved in their neighbors business, but when Gregory's cries started getting weaker and weaker Elizabeth Janice decided to go next door and make sure he was okay. When nobody answered the door the two women entered through the back door, which they had noticed was ajar while Janice waited in the kitchen, Elizabeth found Susan Bartlett's body by the front door. Suzanne Armstrong was dead in her bedroom. Janus random call the police while Elizabeth went to check on Gregory. He was alive, but barely she stayed by his side until the police arrived trying to keep him calm once the police entered the house, they quickly moved to secure the crime scene. Gregory was taken away in an ambulance while detectives swarmed the building at the time, they weren't required to wait for a forensic team to make sure all the evidence state undisturbed or even wear any protective footwear clothing to ensure they didn't contaminate the scene when the cases lead detective who will call Stephen Roberts arrived at one forty seven easy street. He went in through the back door and entered the kitchen. Where he saw a piece of paper wedged under an ashtray on the table. It was a note from Suzanne Armstrong's boyfriend who were calling Carl Brandenburg telling her to call him as soon as she could detective Roberts made a mental note to follow up on that message as he walked further into the house. He looked into the bathroom to the right of the kitchen. There was a giant smear of blood on the bathtub when Roberts went through the kitchen into the small living room. He saw a bloodstain towel on the couch. He concluded that the killer must have cleaned himself up after murdering Armstrong and Bartlett as he went down the corridor. That led to the front door Roberts peaked into the first bedroom, which belong to sue Bartlett. He saw that the window was cracked open just wide enough for a person to fit through detective Roberts notice that the blinds covering the window had fallen down. He entered the bedroom to take a closer, look and. Noticed a dirty footprint on Bartlett's bedspread. The rest of the room was still in order. There was no indication that a struggle had taken place. But that wasn't the case with the hallway as Roberts approached sue Bartlett's body, the walls on either side of her were smeared with dried blood, even without a close inspection. He could see that Bartlett's body was riddled with stab wounds Roberts gingerly made his way around Bartlett careful. Not to disturb the scene he appeared around the door into Suzanne Armstrong's bedroom mere inches from where Bartlett lay even as a veteran of Melbourne's homicide division. What Robert saw disturbed him? Suzanne Armstrong was lying on her back. Her nightgown pulled up pastor breasts, although Armstrong's chest was full of stab wounds. There was much less blood there than there should have been for such a violent attack Roberts tried not to shudder as a theory began to form in his mind from this initial observation it seems that after the killer murdered the two women. He cleaned up the blood from Armstrong's wounds raped her than cleaned himself off in the bathroom before exiting out the back door. Whoever the killer was Roberts believed that he hadn't taken Armstrong by surprise. Her bedsheets were neatly pulled side and book was placed face down on the side table still open perhaps she had heard him climbing in through sue Bartlett's window and had gone to investigate. There was also the possibility that the killer had walked in through the front door the attacks. Deeply personal nature meant that whoever had killed two women knew at least one of them and since he had sexually assaulted Armstrong. She was probably the one who knew him, although the dirty footprint on sue Bartlett's bed. Intrigued detective Roberts. He was inclined to believe that Armstrong had willingly led him into the house. And that he had attacked her first Roberts believed that since Bartlett's bed was undisturbed. She was either in the kitchen or the backyard when the murderer attacked Suzanne Armstrong, perhaps she had heard something going on Armstrong's bedroom and was going to make sure her friend was all right when she came across the killer in the hallway, whoever the killer was Roberts was confident. They catch him soon. Although DNA testing didn't exist yet. There was still an abundance of physical evidence to examine not to mention the note that had been left in the kitchen, whoever this Carl was. Roberts was very eager to track him down. He didn't have to look very hard around ten thirty A M on January thirteenth the same day. The bodies were discovered. Carl sister who were calling Megan to protect her privacy called the phone at one forty seven easy street. The detective who answered quickly found out that Megan was Carl sister and arrange to have Karl brought down to the police station, according to Karl he had made plans to go out with Armstrong and January eleventh the day after the murders when he never heard from her Carl got worried and went over to Armstrong's house on the twelfth around eight thirty pm along with his brother who will call Jake. I don't think they're here. Come on. Let's go home. Are you really going to give up that easily? Let's go around the side. Maybe they're in the backyard. That's weird. The back door looks in. Sues are you there? Something's wrong. They wouldn't just leave the door open like this. They weren't home. Maybe the popped out for a few minutes and forgot let's leave a note. Maybe that'll help you stop worrying so much. We shouldn't go inside without permission. It feels wrong. She's your girlfriend. I'm sure she won't care. I'll just write a quick message for you. And we can get out of here during his police interview on January thirteenth Carl told the police that he and his brother were an Armstrong in Bartlett's house for less than five minutes. He claimed he felt it would be improper to go any further into the house. He said he never saw Barlett or Armstrong's bodies or Gregory crying in his room after an intense interrogation session in which eight detectives question Carl he was allowed to go free. Although it was certainly suspicious that he had gone into the house and head and seen the crime scene. The house. Design meant that Bartlett and Armstrong's bodies wouldn't be visible. If Carl had never left the kitchen for the time being the police were satisfied with Carl story. He wasn't considered a serious suspect. Although he remained a person of interest in the case at the very least the question of who had left the note and the kitchen was answered, but they were still one piece of physical evidence that conflicted with detective Roberts theory of how the murder had occurred the dirty footprint on sue Bartlett's bed. Luckily, it didn't take long to identify the person who had left it as the police investigation carried on into the evening of January thirteenth nineteen seventy seven a young man who had been dating sue Bartlett came forward to admit that he had left the footprint. He was never officially named in the case. So we'll just refer to him by his profession the tobacco salesman. According to an interview that tobacco sale. Men gave to journalist Tom prior. He went over to one forty seven easy street on the night of January eleventh just a few hours after Carlin. His brother were there. He had been out drinking with a friend and fuelled by liquid courage. They decided to go over to the house for an in person. Visit. Shoe? It's me opened up. It's really late. She's probably asleep. Let's just come back in the morning. Come on. I just want to talk. Well, there's no way she's asleep. After that. She must be out for the night come on. Let's get outta here. Not yet. Maybe I have the wrong number or something. Look her window is cracked open. Gimme a leg up a run inside. Make sure of calling the right number after climbing into Bartlett's bedroom with a leg up from his friend, the tobacco salesman immediately turned towards the living room to check the phone. He claimed he didn't see Bartlett's body lying by the front door at the opposite. End of the hall an exit back through her bedroom window two days later on the evening of January thirteenth. Another one of the salesman's friends showed him a newspaper article about Bartlett and Armstrong's deaths. He immediately thought of the late night, visit two days earlier and went to the police station with his lawyer to make a statement the police grilled the salesman with questions elite into the early hours. Hours of January fourteenth. They were highly skeptical that he could have walked through the house without seeing Bartlett's body in the hallway or without disturbing, Gregory and making them cry. This salesman's excuse was that the house was dark except for the light on in the kitchen. He said that as he stumbled through the house in his drunken stupor, his only objective was the telephone in the living room, then when he turned around and went back into Bartlett's room, the hall was so dark. He didn't see Bartlett's body lying by the front door. Apparently, the police were satisfied enough with the salesman story to let him go after they questioned him. But like Karl Brandenburg he remained a person of interest in the case while clearing Carl and the tobacco salesman helped streamline detective Roberts case it also eliminated the two likely suspects that would have been on his radar. Although Roberts still had a lot of physical evidence to work with the case. Was getting harder to solve by the minute. By the morning of January fourteenth Armstrong in Bartlett had been dead for over four days, which is two days past the crucial window of time in which most murder cases are solved had Karl or the salesman seeing the girls bodies, perhaps they could have alerted the police sooner and it would have been easier to find the killer. But I'll hope wasn't yet lost. Although Carlin the salesman were dead ends. The police were hopeful that Armstrong in Bartlett's neighbors might have noticed something that could help them crack the case as it turned out the victims. Neighbors helped the police quickly identify a new suspect who had been connected to the disappearance of a young woman less than two years earlier and on the night that Suzanne Armstrong in sue Bartlett were murdered. He was in the house next door. Coming up Armstrong and Bartlett's neighbors. Try to help the police. Follow new leads. So windy, and I wanted to give you an update on Howard doing on best fiends. Do you remember best veins? It's the five star rated mobile puzzle game about the world of Manusha, and it's cute courageous inhabitants. How's it going for you having so much fun? I'm up to level thirty six I've got temper tantrum. Joe Joe brittle and how we helping me defeat though, slugs how you doing? I'm really excited because I find the beetle forty-three northern stairs. Must to take me. 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After clearing Carl Brandenburg and the unnamed tobacco salesman of murdering Suzanne Armstrong ensue Bartlett on the night of January eleventh nineteen seventy seven police quickly zeroed in on another suspect. A crime reporter were calling James garland to protect his privacy on the night Armstrong in Bartlett were murdered garland was in the house next door with his co worker the woman we're calling Elizabeth Symons at the time. Garland was notorious for his connection to the July. First nineteen seventy five disappearance of a young woman named Julie in Garcia Salai the night of Garcia's, allies, disappearance garland, and to socio had gone over to her apartment in North Melbourne. They were the last ones to see her before she disappeared. Although garland had been cleared of any wrongdoing. The Garcia Salai case remained open, and he was still regarded as a per. Person of interest. So when the thirties found out that garland was in the house next door the night Armstrong in Bartlett were murdered. He was firmly in their crosshairs the night of the easy street, slayings garland had been drinking heavily with Elizabeth Symons. And a roommate who were calling Janice Arnold, according to Elizabeth. They all went to bed around two AM. And when she woke up on the morning of January eleventh, nineteen seventy seven at eight AM garland was already up and dressed when the police brought him in for questioning they focused in on the span of time when garland claim to have been asleep. Although he didn't know Armstrong Bartlett, the police reason that garland could have seen them at some point in the night and gun next door while Elizabeth and Janice were passed out aside from his involvement in the Julian Garcia Salai case police were interested in garland as a suspect in the easy street murders because of his job as a cry. Crime reporter. He would have been familiar with the forensic procedures of the time and could have had the presence of mind to clean himself after killing Armstrong and Bartlett. But after putting him under intense questioning for the entirety of January fourteenth. The police weren't able to poke any holes in garland story as with Carl Brandenburg and the unnamed tobacco salesman who had been dating Bartlett garland was allowed to go free. But was still regarded as a person of interest in the case with their initial list of suspects exhausted. The police started going door to door throughout Armstrong and Bartlett's neighborhood to find out if any of their neighbors had seen something the night of January tenth or the early morning of January eleventh, they didn't have to go very far to get their first lead Armstrong in Bartlett's other next door. Neighbor was a woman in her eighties named Gladys Coventry. She was known in the area as sort of unafraid. Neighborhood watch as she liked to station yourself in her small kitchen and observe people as they went about their business when detectives visited Coventry's how shortly after beginning their investigation on January thirteenth. She told him that she had seen something the night Armstrong and Barlett were murdered and night was. Steamy even was hot. Yes. My old bones could hardly sleep with the heat. So I wondered to my kitchen window boy was the tot. I get it. It was hot excuse me. Young man. You've said it was hot. I understand just tell me what you saw. I never please the are. So in patient just know that I saw a man are you happy now from where she was sitting. Coventry was able to see into Armstrong and Bartlett's kitchen window in the early hours of January eleventh, she noticed a man in their kitchen repeatedly, washing his hands and scrubbing it what she thought was a piece of clothing. Although Coventry thought it was awed. He would be up and about at such a late hour nothing about the man seemed overly suspicious as a moved about the kitchen. He seemed very calm and appeared to be at ease after. A while he exited out the back door and through the side gate. He passed only a few meters away from Coventry as he walked down. The alley separating the two houses at the time. Missus Coventry assumed the man must have been one of arm stronger, Bartlett's friends, but once she found out that they had been killed. She realized that the man she saw could have been the murderer. But for whatever reason when Coventry told the detectives investigating the case what she had seen. They didn't seem particularly interested in what she had to say. Perhaps they were still focused on investigating Carl the tobacco salesman and James Carlin. Mrs Coventry didn't have a clear description of the man she saw. So maybe the police didn't think there was anything worth following up on MRs Coventry didn't appreciate what she had perceived as a lack of respect from the detectives, she initially spoke to so she didn't bother pushing the matter. But as the weeks went by and the police started running out of clues they returned to MRs Coventry to see if she could provide any more detail. Oh, why of it isn't Mr. no time to lose? What are you doing here about what you saw that night? What I saw what I saw. You don't have time to bother with what little owed me saw, ma'am. I assure you. Oh, no, no time at all. No time at all goodbye. Busy, man. I'm sure you've got plenty of better things to do. However, she wouldn't talk to them because she was still insulted by the detectives initial rudeness. But the detectives weren't about to just leave it at that. They thought that if MRs Coventry wouldn't talk to them, maybe she talked to someone else the police said the state of Victoria's police surgeon, Dr John Beryl to speak with her sometime in January nineteen seventy seven. Good afternoon, ma'am. My name is John nice to meet you too. What do I owe the pleasure of your visit John was it will I've recently been put in charge of the city's elderly wilderness division, and I'm just stopping by to check up on you, make sure you're okay. See if there's anything the city can help you with that sort of thing all L. That sounds wonderful. I'm actually doing quite well lately, although it has been rather hot outside quite hot. In fact, you see? Oh, yes. He's been dreadful. But how your neighbors been have you seen anything that might put you at unease make you feel unsafe? Well, you see of their than the temperature. I've got quite a lot of heat building up from policemen. Who think they can rudely deceive an old lady could buy, sir? Under the guise of an elderly person wellness check Dr barrel tried to get MRs Coventry to describe what she saw the night of the murders. But she caught onto him almost immediately. She sent him away without giving him any helpful information. In the end, the police's handling of Gladys. Coventry was a massive misstep in the case. Even though she was extremely uncooperative. The police could have done more to placate one of the cases key witnesses. The authorities never got a complete statement from her or an official sketch of the man she saw in Armstrong and Bartlett's kitchen with no clear suspect to pursue. Mrs Coventry's information could have immensely helped the investigation at the very least having a description of the killer could have helped them narrow the field of suspects. But Gladys Coventry wasn't the only person on easy street who observe something suspicious that night. A twenty one year old men who call Brandon Stevens to protect his privacy lived a few doors down from Armstrong and Bartlett at one thirty nine easy street at around two thirty AM on the morning of January eleventh, Brandon and his friend Ray had just gone to bed when they heard what sounded like two people making a quick getaway from one of the houses on the street when the police were making their rounds up and down easy. St. Brandon's mother told them what he and at heard. But the police never followed up Brandon assume they weren't interested in what he had to say. But the police's lack of action didn't necessarily indicate a lack of interest at the time. There were only sixteen detectives on the state of Victoria's homicide squad and collaboration between departments was rare with other cases on their plates homicide. Detectives didn't have time. To follow up on information. They didn't think could help them solve a case. Perhaps the reason they didn't follow up with Brandon Stevens was that he described clearly hearing to door shut which meant there could have been two killers. But the polices theory was that only one man killed Armstrong and Bartlett. Maybe they weren't interested in pursuing anything that didn't fit with their version of what happened. There's also the fact that Brandon didn't actually see anything he only heard it. So he wouldn't have been able to provide any visual descriptions for the police to go off with their resources are ready stretched thin. It's easy to understand why they decided not to follow up with Brandon Stevens. Besides they had other solid leads to pursue by the end of January fourteenth, they had acquired another piece of evidence that had the potential to bring the case to a swift conclusion the murder weapon just before midnight on January tenth police found a knife. That had been discarded at the Victoria Park station, less than a mile from one forty seven easy street. When the police I found the knife. They didn't think anything of it. But when they deduced that Armstrong and Bartlett had probably been murdered late on the tenth or early on the eleventh, they realized this knife could be the murder weapon, the knife had been wiped clean which lined up with the theory that the killer cleaned himself after the murders. But investigators found traces of blood inside the handle, although DNA testing didn't exist at the time. The police could still test the blood to see if there were samples that matched Armstrong and Bartlett's blood types, the sample, they found the knife was blood type a the same as Armstrong's. But there weren't any traces of Bartlett's blood type, oh, the knifes connection to the murders was tenuous at best. Additionally, it was probably found too early on the night of January tenth to have been used to kill the two women. Amongst the growing frustration around the case. There was some good news Armstrong sixteen month old son, Gregory made a full recovery after being left alone in the house for over two days. Police ask Gregory's father on than we've referred to as Adrian to protect privacy. If he was interested in gaining custody of his son. However, Adrian declined not wanting to raise Gregory on his own Gregory was temporarily placed in the care of Armstrong's younger brother before being taken in permanently by her sister who were calling Amanda on January twentieth. Nineteen seventy seven one week after Armstrong and Bartlett's bodies were discovered. Armstrong's father Bill in Bartlett's brother who were calling Michael went to one forty seven easy street to remove Armstrong and Bartlett's personal belongings, a journalist who are calling Katrina Anderson accompanied them for an. Article. She was writing on the case as they wandered through the house. The hallway was still covered in sue Bartlett's dried blood Bill in Michael shared their thoughts with Anderson and called for anyone who knew something to come forward. No matter how insignificant the detail was but details were scarce local dry cleaner claims. Someone dropped off a blood-stained pair of pants, although they were picked up before she realized the pants could be connected to the easy street murders. Similarly, a hospital near Armstrong and Bartlett's house reported an odd occurrence. Oh, are you? Okay, sir. Your hands look awful. That's why I'm here. Right. I need to see a doctor. Of course, of course, all just need you to write down your name and address and a doctor will be with you shortly. Why do you need my name and address just healthy for Christ's sake? Can't get tell need healthier. We can only help you. If we know who you are. And don't help you. Then the hospital reported a middle aged men whose hands were covered in blood came in for treatment on the night of January tenth, but he fled when asked for his name and address since Armstrong and Bartlett's bodies weren't discovered until the thirteenth the hospital workers had no idea he could be connected to their murder. C C TV didn't exist yet either. So there is no way to identify him. But shortly after publishing her article and late January nineteen seventy seven Katrina Anderson received a phone call that could have broken the case wide open. Katrina, Handerson speaking mayor ask who's calling. Article on the easy street murders, you were very descriptive. But you're not as observant as you think you are, sir. If there's something, you know, about the case that you'd like to share please call the police. Mention they had a record player, but she didn't say what records they had. They were listening to Abbey Road as the caller described. Other objects in the house that Anderson Heddon described she scribbled a note to a co worker to contact the offices switchboard to see if they could trace the call. Sir. If you don't want to contact the police, maybe we could meet up be happy to update my article with any details. I might have left out. Good idea. I'll call you back. He never called back. Interesting wondered if she had just spoken to the killer or someone connected to him. He had known things that only someone who had been an Armstrong in Bartlett's house would know Anderson immediately called the police to tell them what just happened. But when she followed up a few days later, they didn't tell her if anything had come from her information and said that the investigation was still ongoing. It seemed Anderson's Tim must have led to another dead end. The whole investigation seemed to be frustrating series of loose threads that never led to anything concrete as we've seen a large reason for this is that the police lacked either the resources or the willingness to follow through on every possible lead and nothing better reflects this problem than the half-hearted investigation into one final suspect. The suspect had a connection to Suzanne Armstrong. Potential motive to kill her. And most importantly, the temperament to do it. Coming up. Another potential killer comes under scrutiny. You have the suspect's fingerprints at the crime scene. You have witnesses testifying that they saw the suspect commit the crime. The suspect has a motive it's an open and shut case. Or is it each week the par cast original not guilty examines? Controversial criminal cases and tries to determine why solid evidence doesn't always lead to a conviction. You'll discover the ins and outs of how police I investigated case by working the scene of the crime taking witness statements following leads and identifying possible suspects, then you'll learn how the evidence collected actually plays out in the courtroom and how the jury reaches their verdict. How should we determine a person's guilt? Do we defer to the evidence discovered by police or the verdict reached by jury and what happens when the evidence in the verdict don't line up? Search for instance, -cribe to not guilty on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts again. Search not guilty or visit park casts dot com slash not guilty to listen now. Now back to this unsolved murder. As January nineteen seventy seven came to a close. It seemed like the murders of Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett would go unsolved. A case that lead detective Stephen Roberts thought would be closed in a matter of days seemed prime to drag on into the near future and beyond. But there's a chilling possibility that the police had the killer in their sights and failed to properly investigate him. This suspect who has never been named was a former policeman who apparently knew Suzanne Armstrong, although the exact nature of their connection has never been clarified. A few years before the easy street murders. He had been kicked off the forest for sexually harassing women. He stopped for supposed- traffic infringements after getting fired the X policeman's wife left him and his subsequent romantic relationships had failed at the time of the murders. The suspect was working as a day laborer and it worked at construction sites near Armstrong and Bartlett's house. He was known to be a heavy drinker. And when the police questioned him about his whereabouts during the week Armstrong in Bartlett were murdered. He gave conflicting statements and yet the investigation never delved any deeper than that twenty years later journalist, Tom prior speculated this inaction by the police was because of the suspect status as a former law enforcement officer the police investigation had stalled on multiple levels and when over a year passed and the murder investigation was still ongoing Armstrong sister, Amanda desperately turned to an unlikely source for help a world famous psychic on June twenty third nineteen seventy eight Amanda met with Doris Stokes a British medium who claimed to make contact with people's deceased relatives much like the supposed. Psychic performers. We have today such as John Edward Stokes would enthrall her audiences with what appeared to be a supernatural ability to connect with the dead after Stokes claimed she had helped British police solve some ongoing murder cases Melbourne's the Sunday press newspaper arranged a meeting between Amanda and Stokes to see if the medium could offer any insight into the easy street murders within a matter of minutes. Stoke seemed to have the entire case solved. Suzanne. Good. Suzanne shows me all soup, please. Tell us who killed you. Two men. They entered through the kitchen window. He sliced at me with a tradesman tool. A chisel no less has if I were some block of wood, you weren't would sue you were a person I was a person. Now, I'm dead killed by this man. He's the swine swine. Indeed. She provided the names of the two men. She claimed killed Armstrong in Bartlett and how they had killed the two women and escaped unseen Stokes claimed Armstrong new both of the murderers Stokes went on to say that the murder weapon was hidden in the pretty Sally area about fifty kilometers outside of Melbourne while Amanda filthy experience with Stokes was incredibly powerful and believed it merited further investigation. The police weren't interested in pursuing any of the information the psychic provided the head of the state of Victoria's homicide squad. Didn't mince words in criticising. What he viewed as Stokes manipulation of a grieving woman for publicity. He said that if Stokes had any real evidence he'd be happy to follow up on it and left it at that. Although the case remained open the police had run out of leads. But over twenty years after the murders in nineteen ninety eight the advent of d. Dna testing offered Armstrong and Bartlett's families. The possibility of finding Justice for the murdered women. At the time of the murders. Investigators were able to collect a sample of the killer semen from Armstrong's body while it didn't prove to be useful at the time. It was kept in evidence. And when DNA testing became possible, it became a beacon of hope for Armstrong in Bartlett's families. Coral Brandenburg, the tobacco salesman, James garland. The ex police officer and four others were tested against the DNA sample that had been collected at the crime scene all of them came back negative. The DNA didn't match any of the profiles within Australia criminal database either. However, it's important to note that DNA testing is far from perfect, especially if the original sample has been contaminated in any way, and in the case of the easy street murders, it may have been allegedly the container in which the killer's DNA was stored was misplaced. Police storage for over a decade if this were true, then any number of factors could have compromised the sample. There's even the possibility that it was mislabeled and the sample. Investigators tested didn't even belong to the killer. Additionally when the samples were first tested in nineteen ninety eight the use of DNA evidence was still developing. There was a chance that the tests were false negatives. But perhaps the DNA samples wouldn't be needed. A few years later. Someone came forward claiming they knew who the real killer was. On January thirtieth two thousand four Armstrong. Stepfather who are calling Burt Collins received a letter from a man, we're calling Oscar Davidson, dear Burt, it's terribly said that your wife and the two families with cheated because of the criminal negligence of the Rundle hospital then to add insult to injury the homicide squad have known for full years and five months that jet Christie could be the easiest killer chose pathetic said games instead of a proper investigation. According to Davidson in early nineteen seventy seven he was a patient at Melbourne's la- Rundell psychiatric hospital in late January. A man named Jack Christie was admitted after attempting suicide when Christie was first admitted he was in a coma. But when he woke up ten days later, he provided some shocking revelations that Davidson described in his second letter on February. Seventh two thousand four. No, come back. Back Mr. Chrissy, you're awake. The worst time to just getting to the good stuff. Are you talking about your dreams? Trims memories. Who knows all? I know is that I just got done with that broad, and I finally sunk in my carving knife into her chest. You killed your lover. Always. I always want to kill my lover. Christie said in group therapy that after having sex with a woman he felt like getting a carving knife and killing them. Therapist should have discussed what he said with the rest of the staff. Armstrong's family wondered why Davidson had waited so long to come forward with this story. He didn't offer any reason why in his letters, although his signature might have offered a clue below his name Davidson wrote the numbers twenty eight twelve thirty one Armstrong's family reason that it was David since birth date. December twenty eighth nineteen thirty-one perhaps he was very ill in wanted to make sure the Armstrong's knew the truth before he died, whatever the reason was Davidson kept writing in his third letter dated February twenty third two thousand four he described what he believed happened the night of Armstrong and Bartlett's murders. I don't believe for a moment that Suzanne was raped far more likely scenario is that Suzanne and Christie were involved in pillow talk. He's told that he's killed a couple of people. The women decided to get rid of Christie and they threatened to him with the police. He lost control any killed him. This theory was pure speculation on Davidson's part Christie never explicitly confessed to the crime Davidson's believed that Christie was the killer stemmed from the statement. He had made in group therapy about liking to maim women after having sex with them for Davidson's theory to have any merit. It would have to mean that Suzanne Armstrong was romantically involved with Jack Christie, but according to interviews with Carl Brandenburg he and Armstrong had discussed marriage, even though their relationship was still young. It was clearly serious. Although there is a chance that Armstrong could have been involved with jet Christie as well. It seems unlikely the Armstrong's were certainly skeptical of what Davidson had to say in a letter Davidson sent in March two thousand four he offered to meet with the Armstrong fan. Family they declined but Davidson didn't take their rejection easily. He next turned his attention towards Armstrong son, Gregory who also declined to meet with him Davidson expressed his frustration to Bert in another letter from July two thousand four you may not like the tone of his letter when I'm tired of pussyfooting around. I'm an old man died anytime. I'm surprised no amazed really that. Gregory didn't want to see me. Sure, it would have been distressing to see a close friend of his mother's killer. But so what you can drown self pity. You know, where the Armstrong family on willing to listen to his theories Davidson turned to the residents of easy street in the summer of two thousand five he left notes at all the houses in the area claiming Jack Christie had killed Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett at one point he even tried. Knocking on the door of the men who currently lived at one forty seven easy street. Stop knocking. It's three in the morning. Excuse me. Do you? Remember the woman who died here. What the hell are you? I'm the guy who knows who the killer is killed of what? You know, what get off my property or I'm calling the police, please. Do I'll tell them everything. I know. When the shocked resident threaten to call the police Davidson encouraged him he wanted to tell them he knew who the killer was after that shocking incident Davidson went silent, but on January tenth two thousand seven on the thirtieth anniversary of Armstrong and Bartlett's deaths. He wrote what would be his final letter. He revealed that he had visited Armstrong's youngest sister as well as the police in a final attempt to get someone to take his claim. Seriously. The Armstrong's wanted to believe what Davidson was telling them was true. But when they discussed the letters with the police, they told the Armstrong's not to believe anything Davidson told them apparently Davidson had done the same thing to other murder victims families on fortunately, there was no way to question Jack Christie, he died a decade before Davidson road is letters once again the trail leading to. Armstrong and Bartlett's killer had gone cold. But their families have refused to give up because of the presence of the killer's DNA sample. The case has remained open and is designated as highly solvable. However, even with advances in DNA technology. The case is a race against time. It has now been over forty years since Suzanne Armstrong and sue Barlett were murdered. And the unfortunate reality is that their killer could die before he is identified. In fact, he might already be dead in two thousand seventeen the Victoria police department offered a one million dollar reward in an effort to drum up new leads in the case, so far it is yet to yield any promising new information. But the victims families remain hopeful that the case can still be solved, although over forty years of pass Armstrong and Bartlett's deaths. Their murders remain Australia's most. Famous cold case aside from its gruesome details it represented a turning point in Australian culture, even in the working class neighborhood where Armstrong in Bartlett lived people tended to leave their doors unlocked and their windows open, while violent crime did exist. It was exceedingly rare Armstrong and Bartlett's death served as a terrifying reminder that danger could lurk around every corner. Someone you might consider a friend could turn out to be a cold blooded killer with several unexplored loose ends and the potential that the crime scene was contaminated. It's unfortunately possible that errors made in nineteen seventy seven mean that the case might never be solved. But as bleak as it may seem perhaps the day will come when the man who killed Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett on the night of January tenth nineteen seventy seven will be identified. Although DNA testing is cleared the original suspects in the case. There's something fishy about some of their stories, particularly the tobacco salesman's insistence that he never saw Susan Bartlett's dead body in the entryway is a bit hard to believe. Agreed. But that doesn't necessarily mean he killed Armstrong and Bartlett. Maybe he just didn't call the police because he was afraid he'd get blamed for the crime. And that's certainly possible. If he was drunk enough to think it was a good idea to climb in through Bartlett's window. It's not a stretch to say his judgment that night was severely impaired. But it probably wasn't impaired enough for him to kill Armstrong and Barlett for me the likeliest candidate. It is the ex policeman who had an established track record of violence against women. He certainly doesn't look good. But unless the DNA samples contaminated or unless there's something wrong with the testing method. None of the suspect so far the killers somewhere out there a murderer rooms free. If the killer is still alive. Hopefully, he will someday face Justice while it wouldn't bring Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett back to life, hopefully, catching the man who killed them can bring their families a measure of peace. Thanks again for tuning into unsolved murders. We'll be back next Tuesday. With a new episode, you can find more episodes of unsolved murders as well. As all of our casts other shows on Spotify. And wherever else you listen to podcasts. For more information on the easy street murders among the many sources, we used we found murder on easy street. 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Giga Berlin, Megapack, Short Interest, Musk NYT Interview, BMW EV Plans (07.27.20)
"Everybody Rob our here and today. We were talking about some news on Tesla's Gigabyte. Lynn Tesla Energy updated short interest on Tesla stock, a new Elon Musk interview with the new. York Times and some news on BMW's production status does stock on the day to day bounce back from the end of last week getting some macro help with the Nasdaq up one point, seven percent tussle stock on the day today up eight point seven percent to one thousand, five hundred thirty nine dollars sixty cents. We'll start today with some reporting out of Germany on. On gigafactory, Berlin they relates to tussles cell production plans at the gigafactory as we can recall from the earnings call last week. Elon Musk was asked by analyst about their battery plans for Berlin and he said quote okay well. We can't say too much about this. Except that there will be local cell production, and that will serve the needs of the Berlin factory and quote well over the last couple of days we have had some reporting by German media on some comments made by Brandenburg. States Minister of Economic Affairs Labor and Energy your. Your Steinbach that may shed a little bit more light on tussles battery plans in Germany bear in mind that for both articles here I am working from Google translated versions, but the first article from Deir Tagespiegel quotes Your Steinbach as saying quote Tesla has started planning for the production of battery cells and Grenada. The company told us that and quote then on the same topic, another article from our BB. Twenty four wrote a quote. Completely new technology and quote is behind the electricity, storage said Minister of Economics. York Steinbach on Monday Antenna Brandenburg. Brandenburg the new batteries are smaller and thanks to their higher energy density allow for greater range. The Minister set so in that translation I assume antenna means from broadcast from Vandenberg or something similar, but setting aside some of that translation weirdness, our focus is on him, saying that it's a completely new technology with smaller and more energy, dense battery salts now obviously smaller could mean a lot of things it could mean a physically smaller battery cell, or it could just be a way of clarifying the concept of higher energy density, more energy and. And a smaller space for volume metric density or more energy and less wait for governor metric energy density, so we'll probably have to leave it up to. You are German listeners to provide a little bit more context on maybe how that would more directly translate, but no matter the translation nice to see these comments and I think they would align very well with our expectations. The other information shared in these articles is that any battery production would to be part of a second phase of the factory and thus would require a separate approval. Approval process from the one that Tesla is currently undergoing, but clearly tussle has been in discussions because of the ministers knowledge on the situation. This does give tussle the benefit of not yet having to publicly disclose the detailed plans for that portion of the factory, which is potentially helpful, keeping the mystery alive as we head towards battery debt, according to the RB twenty four article, the Minister Steinbach did not know when battery production could start from Berlin. The other little tidbit that we got from the dare Tagespiegel article is that Tesla is still. Still searching for a location for design and engineering facility near Gigabyte Berlian, apparently they had been and prospecting. A site called the Europe campus, which is a sort of sustainable and technological pilot project district in Berlin, but apparently that has been now ruled out and the location search continues in general, though we continue to see really rapid progress at Gigabyte Berlian, there are a number of different youtube channels doing drone flyovers almost daily on the site, and the construction is progressing rapidly late yesterday you on replied to a tweet from Queen discussing this. This topic and said quote. Gigabyte Lynn will come together at an impossible seeming speed. The prefabricated construction method in Germany is extremely impressive and quote. I think in general because of how quickly tussle was able to get to production in Shanghai. There's a sense that does can't replicate that anywhere else. And it was only made possible because it was done in China and that train of thought is not without reason certainly, but Tesla Germany is doing everything they can to prove that logic wrong and so far comparing the milestones date by date which. To Lynn at toby. Lind has done a great job of tracking. It looks like at least at this point in the process tussles actually a few months ahead of the line from gigafactory Shanghai so probably worth remembering what you onset on the earnings call last week. Better factories for less money in less time. That's what Tesla is aspiring to do. Next up. Today is news on Tesla Energy. This is a ground-breaking announcement on a significant energy storage project for TUSLA. So I'm not sure if the project itself had been announced beforehand, but late last week, technology infrastructure company switch announce the groundbreaking of three energy projects in Nevada which will comprise five hundred and fifty five megawatts of solar and eight hundred megawatt hours of energy storage. The solar side of the project is not Tesla. That'll be provided by first solar, but for the storage side Tusla will be delivering megaplex for what it sounds like the. The entirety of the project, considering tussle delivered four hundred and nineteen megawatt hours of energy storage in Q. Two, clearly, the eight hundred megawatt hours that this project will scale up to. You is pretty significant next up today. I just wanted to provide a quick FYI that the New York Times did an interview with Elon Musk that they published over the weekend. In this case I think the new. York Times did a much better job covering Ilan and providing context than they did back in I. Think Twenty eighteen when they had their last interview with. Longtime listeners will remember my thoughts on that at the time. This did seem quite a bit better. We're not gonNA. Go super into detail here because it is more a personal peace, a lot of the tussle, stuff or business related stuff is a lot of stuff that we've talked about or heard specifically Tesla. He mentions how difficult it was from two thousand seventeen to mid. Mid Twenty, nineteen, and there's some discussion on short-selling and how personally Yulon has taken that, but once it here did stick out to me as being somewhat knew. This is from writer Maureen, Dowd. Who wrote quote Peter? Thiel who helps build a company that became pay pal with Mr Musk told me quote. He's on top of the world. All of the people who have. have been shorting stock who constitute a kind of hate? Factory against the company have been totally crushed, and that makes him very happy and quote. They also spent a significant amount of time in the article discussing Musk's relationship with grimes, which seems to be going very well, so it looks like you want is in a really good spot right now, which is always nice to? To. See All right next up today. I want to go through tussle short interest. We got an update on this on Friday. This is for the settlement date of July, fifteenth, and as of July. Fifteenth Tesla had twelve point. Seven million shares sold short down nine percent from June thirtieth level of about fourteen million shares. This one is particularly interesting because over that period. Period of time Tesla reported cue to deliver and production numbers, and also released short shorts, and the stock over that same period went from one thousand and eighty dollars per share an all time high by the way at the time, at least to one, thousand, five hundred and forty six dollars on July fifteenth that means the valuation of shares sold short went from fifteen point. Point, one billion dollars on June thirtieth all the way up to nineteen point seven billion dollars on July, fifteenth an increase of about thirty percent, despite the fact that the share count actually went down so for shares sold short, we continued to hit the lowest levels since two thousand eleven while the valuation of those shares sold short continues hit new all time highs so. So far year to date short interest is down about thirteen and a half, million shares, or just over fifty two percent from V roughly twenty six million shares that we had sold short coming into the year. The next short interest update will be aftermarket close on Tuesday August eleventh, and that will be for the Friday July thirty first settlement date, which will be our first. First visibility into short interest after q two earnings all right next up today I WANNA talk about a couple of pieces of news from BMW, the first is that the company has announced New Sustainability Targets for twenty thirty, which they described by saying quote. The aim is to significantly reduce co two emissions per vehicle by at least one third across the entire spectrum and To achieve that BMW wants to reduce per vehicle emissions by eighty percent and the production process, twenty percent and supply chain and forty percent in the use face as a part of this emissions reduction plan, BMW said quote in ten years. The goal is to have a total of more than seven million electrified BMW group vehicles on the roads around two-thirds of them with a fully electric drive train and quo remember. BMW, often uses electrified to include a plug in hybrids so far through the end of the. The year in two twenty nineteen BMW had to with more than half a million of these electrified vehicles like the I three or the I eight meaning the target is for about six and a half million more over the next decade, six, hundred and fifty thousand per year, two thirds of that being fully electric would be around four, hundred, fifty, thousand per year BMW had previously said that they intend to double the amount of electrified vehicles in their fleet by the end of twenty twenty one so if If, we assume that's a couple hundred thousand vehicles per year for the next couple of years than two to six and a half million cumulatively by twenty thirty or through twenty thirty, rather BMW would have to grow electrified vehicles sales at about twenty percent per year compound. If that were the case, BMW would be doing about half a million and twenty, twenty five, and approaching a million per year around twenty nine, and beyond, and that would be just electrified vehicles, so cut that two-thirds and that gives you. You your full e. v. sort of numbers, Tusla, as we've talked about as targeting more than four million per year and twenty, twenty, five, and more than twenty million per year, rough numbers here by twenty thirty, so clearly BMW doesn't have ambitions of that scale they never have. That's not their market. Obviously just highlighting the differences for those that like to compare the company's, but regardless of those ambitions. It would be nice to see BMW. Be a little bit more aggressive with their targets for electric vehicles. Vehicles within their own segment BMW continues to emphasize the importance of flexibility to their design and manufacturing process. In this release. They noted that the BMW seven series will eventually come with a full electric option emphasizing that it be then available in four powertrains, standard gasoline diesel plug in hybrid and electric. BMW then continues on to announce the same for their BMW X.. One and BMW five series, saying quote further examples of the quote, unquote power of choice will be the high volume BMW X. One and BMW. BMW Five series, which will also be available in the future with all four drivetrain variance, fully electric plug in hybrid, diesel and petrol with 48-fold technology and quote so BMW again fully buying into this flexibility in manufacturing model, which from everything that we have learned from Tesla. Everything that they've said on their quarterly earnings calls for years now combined with a healthy amount of common sense I just cannot see that being a cost effective strategy. Yes, you do leverage a little bit of the scale from the other. Other powertrain lineups, but I just really cannot see that offsetting the downsides that you lose from starting with a Queen Design for an individual type of powertrain or through benefits from focusing on one powertrain setting, even aside the added difficulty of designing manufacturing system that incorporates more flexibility as Tesla talks about all the time. That's the real product that's where the innovation is being made, and BMW is sacrificing their opportunity for innovation in this area for the power train of the future specifically, which at this point is? Is Pretty clearly electric in favor of the so-called power of choice for some period of time that will help BMW feel like they are transitioning when in reality, the plan that they have will never allow them to be fully competitive with ground up electric vehicle, and as those become more and more of the market, share, BMW, or it increasingly difficult to compete whatever reputation they had that allowed them to sell cars in the past will fade in the blink of an eye and in my opinion BMW. BMW will probably be out of business or be sold off I think they would be much better served to follow the strategy of instead of saying we're gonNA electrify everything parts of our entire lineup to just focus on making one good electric vehicle from the ground up, differentiating it from Tesla with interior trim, fancy paint, options and wheels may be exclusive owner benefits taking a page from the credit card model. These luxuries that Tesla just doesn't really care about dominate that niche. Get Your scale up and expand. Expand from there that seems to be portion is trying to do with Ticon, so we get a little bit of visibility into that strategy from Porsche. Though I do think they focused on slightly the wrong things may be trying to be a bit too true to the Brandon terms of track performance over some of the bare essentials for an electric vehicle range and charging network, anyway, getting sorta sidetracked there, but I do want to cover one other release here from BMW, and this is about their Munich factory. Factory which produces about thousand vehicles per day and two thousand engines for vehicles burdette? BMW announced last week that they would be temporarily shutting down this factory to convert it to the more flexible manufacturing that they're targeting. They say quote. We are gearing up our Munich plant for the future. Once remodeling is finished, we will be able to produce vehicles with diesel, petrol and hybrid drive trans as well as the fully electric BMW, I four all on the same line. This will allow us to respond flexibly to. To customer, demand and quote okay, so we talked about that, but case in point here they're shutting down their vehicle factory for forty five days. That's forty five thousand vehicles ninety thousand engines that they are not going to produce now for BMW. That's probably okay. Because of the coronavirus situation, they probably have a lot of excess inventory right now, but a lot of that is circumstantial, so let's assume that BMW didn't actually want to shut its factory down if we assume the average selling price on those. Those forty five thousand vehicles would have been forty five thousand dollars that would be two billion dollars in lost revenue from the shutdown period to convert your factory that is a significant opportunity cost to reconfigure factory for a product that is likely going to be a lower or negative gross margin for you initially. BMW works around a seven percent roughly operating margin, but because economies of scale those very last units that you produce or end up, not producing carry an outsized impact on that operating margin. That's also. Also known as the contribution margin, which on these vehicles out, guess would be more than ten percent so best case this downtime, and that lost revenue is costing BMW, one hundred and fifty million dollars in profit worst-case well over two hundred million, and we didn't even talk about the additional thousand engines per day, which could potentially double the impact if that's stopping vehicle production at another factory, so these are the hidden costs that other automakers have to deal with because they are not starting from scratch. Yes, they. They don't have to build an entirely new factory, but that's not as advantageous as it may seem. At first a couple of hundred million isn't going to get you entirely new electric vehicle factory, but a nice first step, and like we said before the factory is just as much a product, and that also benefits from a clean ground up design, so BMW for that when it comes to the product or for the factories. I don't mean to rebuff BMW. I just don't think the strategy is sound strategy. Strategy the one thing I will say for them. They did tie or said they planned to tie their board. Management compensation to the sustainability targets which I do still feel are not aggressive enough, but at least they are tying them into the compensation plans all right, so that will wrap today as always. Thank you for listening. Don't forget to subscribe in sign up for notifications. Make sure we on twitter at Tussle podcast and I'll see you tomorrow for Tuesday July twenty eighth episode of Tesla Thank you.
Creating Transformation for Your Coaching Clients | Ep. 115 (End of Season 2)
"I Up everyone this week. We talk about the number one key to creating transformation with your coaching clients. Check it out. Businesses exposed. And, the only constant is change. How do you build a brand that matters? Welcome to brands on brands on brands, a home for those who think different and push their boundaries. This is where branding that matters leaves now. Here's your host Brandenburg Meyer Hey Hey hey, what's up? Everyone I'm brandon. Burke Meyer your personal marketing coach, and I believe that building brands that matter is the only way for business to thrive tomorrow. Thanks for tuning in each week as we bring you marketing, thought leaders and entrepreneurs keynote speakers, authors, top podcasters, all bringing you the knowledge, and how they built their brands. What the marketing tactics are what the secrets are so that you can take those and move forward. Yes, it's our way of getting you there faster. Faster so thanks for tuning in excited to have you here and if this is your first time, just go ahead. GO TO BRANDON BRANDS DOT COM. If you want to know more about me, you WanNa more about the show and you want to get some of our resources that we've developed throughout the show all the freebies are there on the website as well as ways to contact me joined my insider group. Get the emails each week. ALL THEIR AT BRANDON BRANDS DOT COM explore. Explore, check it out. Let to connect with you and this week. I'm excited we're. We're diving into defining installment of this thirteen episode series. If you haven't noticed, this is a series about my personal branding framework, the brandon brands personal branding framework. The idea came about an episode seventy four for this personal branding framework, and I kicked season too often episode, ninety four, talking about what the framework is this idea of message community, an impact helping you create your personal brand, so message was about. About finding your voice about figuring out what you are known for community has been about how you create authority, bring and gather people around your message. Build your list, and then learn from them what you can help them with to have part three, which is impact and that impact being how you help. People have a transformation in their lives. So that's what this has been about thirteen part series on that starting with episode ninety four every Solo episode has been an explanation diving into. Into every chapter and subchapter of this idea this concept, so if you are all about the personal branding space, or there's certain areas you want to focus on more, you can go through that list and see what works for you. This episode is the last one. This one is the impact piece of it. Where have been three episodes on impact The I was about framework your. Framework for coaching. The second was about the tools and resources. You need to develop your tool kit to. To be coach, and the third is today, which is about a value exchange, which is about the number one secret to creating transformation in someone else's life that you're coaching and the secret is value exchange. That's what we're diving into today. How that how you create that how you deliver that and what? The pieces are whites important, so let's get into it I'm excited. Thanks for tuning in you can go back at any point and listen to those episodes, and if you like if. If you found value, all I ask from Houston says is free content. We put out each week. If you haven't already subscribe to review that the main thing is if you can go to instagram screen, shot this episode, go to Instagram and post it. Let people know in your stories wherever you WanNa put it that this is what you're listening to today, and why you like it and tag me in it at Brandon Burke. Meyer and I will respond I appreciate. You guys, so that's. That's what you can do for me today. Here's what I can do for you. We're going to talk about the last piece of creating impacting your coaching business, which is value exchange so here we go funny is I say this for last. Right so I can mention that so the reason I put. This last is a lot of US I. Think we gloss over this idea of goals and figuring out why we're doing something and who is foreign how we're going to help them? And I learned this a long time ago after eighteen years marketing. If you don't have a well defined goal, you are never going to hit the mark because you don't know what mark you're aiming four and like in anything in this life. If you are very clear about what you're coming four, and what you're intending how you're measuring that, then you are better prepared. Better off better set to hit that goal, right? Right in the middle now you can do the research on like what makes a good goal and we can talk about a little bit. That thought that here. There's something called smart goals which is like they are specific measurable day are things I you can take action on et, Cetera et Cetera, but Google Smart Goals Smart's acronym and you can do the research are on what it all means to have a very. Effective goal setting approach. Show I'm not going to go through that in today's episode today about value, exchange but the reason. I'm bringing it up. Is that the critical piece of creating value in transformation for someone is to understand what it is. You guys are trying to accomplish together what it is. That is going to change how you're going to make A. A difference so hopefully everyone, bring it to. You has a similar purpose and goal in mind. They were brought to you. Your messaging attracted them because you made a promise because you told them that wherever they are, you can take them from where they are now to where they want to be, and you've defined what that is, and that's why they've found. Found you. That's why they've gotten into it, but if by chance that's not what happened. If by chance, you had any more open way of getting to know them, and you've had some discovery calls, and you found that they have a certain thing that you can help them with. Your goal is to have a conversation with them about exactly what you want. Want to accomplish exactly what the goal is. What the purpose so step one in value exchange is you have to make a difference in? You have to define what that differences so step one make a difference, a real difference in someone's life step to is there has to be a dollar commitment and we'll talk about that. You know some kind of value. Value, commitment actually is a better way of putting. That has to have be EVALU- commitment and number three is. There has to be measurable return on Investment Measurable Roi Measurable Return So Number One make a difference number to a value commitment number three a measurable return okay, so let's talk about make a difference now. Imagine you work with someone you give them. Them some tips. They feel a little bit better off. They may have some resources that helps them, but you. You got the moving on something, but you never defined with them where they were going to end up what they're gonNA feel when they left that coaching engagement is that they didn't finish something and the only way to know and feel that sense. Sense of completeness that since the closure in a coaching relationship is to really define what success looks like exactly top to bottom. Is it that you have finished product? Is it that you have a measurable result? Is it that they a built something together? Is it that they know the steps? They need to move forward. Whatever the thing is you need to? To define before the call you didn't have this after the or whatever after the engagement or sessions, you didn't have this and afterwards you. Do you know before you will have looked like this? Look like that? Whatever the thing is you? Guys have to defined that and you need to you as responsible them you. The coach and he's responsible for laying out. What it is that results looks like what is it that that objective looks like so for me? It's pretty simple to begin with. You would think right. It's you didn't have a podcast helping build a podcast. You didn't have one before at the end you do now. Do you go a step further? Do you say you'll have a well position podcast? You say you'll have a hot cast that you that I guarantee you. After you've these systems, you will be able to build consistently over time that you given the tools. You need to get past the hurdle so that you can do this all the time over. Over and over and over again, or is it that you'll have a successful podcast? You'll have something that is ranked in a certain way. Is it that you'll have the tools? You need to get the right speakers on the show and you'll have to find who those people are. That are actually GonNa Build, authority, in your industry, all these things are great, but having the definition of that is what matters understanding with the person. What is your goal with this is it's make money. Is it to grow? An audience is to build authority. Is it to set the foundation for a coaching business? What is it? Those are all things you need to work out together and. You as a coach outlined that new say hey for me. This is why these are the kind of people I work best with, and this is what we define success as this is what we're looking to accomplish, and this is what I can actually help you with what you have that result that purpose that goal set then you can make a difference economic difference if you know what the goal is at your shooting for that's the point, and if you're not setting a goal, that actually makes a difference in someone's life. That actually is going to change your transform them in the way. Way that you that actually helps them. That actually solves those problems that they have. That is a solution to the barriers that they are facing. They're confronting. Then it's not worth it, so the step is to define the goals and create the purpose, but the heart of it is that it actually has to be truly connected to something that's going to move them forward towards what they are really trying to accomplish. So you have to make a measurable difference, a real difference in their lives and their careers in their path. Whatever it is, you're helping them with so step one make a difference. Step to in this value, exchange idea in creating transformation is a value commitment. It is a dollar value commitment. It doesn't have to be money. That's kind of changed. Say Value Commitment. Typically, it's money, but it could just be for maybe some initial engagements for those of you. Getting started. It could just be a testimonial It's like hey, if we do this well, I would love a thoroughly engaged testimonial whether. Whether it's video or audio written or whatever it is, that's what am I. My expectation is is one that you you you. You're at the end of this. If you've been changed, you'll give that number two that you put in the effort to get this done successfully to make it a priority to not put it on the back burner because I need someone that can move through this quickly, so I can. Can continue to grow my process at a rapid pace I need someone that's willing to work hard right off the bat. Need the person that's dragging their feet at this matter, too, because young. You're not paying for if that's the thing if they are paying for it, the reason that that has to be established upfront is the people that are putting in the work needs to understand on their end why they're. They're doing it. What's the value of it? Well I paid for it whatever it is and Yeah I. Don't know who started the quote or who says it, but the idea that people value things that they pay for is important. You know and I've also heard that people chase things that run away from them out. They have all that stuff going on, but the truth is when you assign a monetary. Monetary value something when you spend money, it's it's you making investment you making a commitment, and it's more than just your time. It's your time. It's your resources your money. It's your effort and that commitment from the person who's engaging with you in a coaching relationship has to be present. They need to feel that they are risking wasting something or losing something if they don't follow through and a lot of us. US need that a lot of will keep the words to ourselves. What's a lot of us won't won't finish what we start and you don't want to start a relationship with someone that isn't going to finish, so your best way to ensure that is to make sure that they are in it and committed and finding a way to develop that commitment is honestly what's what's going to help them the person that. That takes your class and as for your stuff, but doesn't finish didn't get value so if you actually want to transform someone, they need to be able to complete the thing you're doing so just. Creating digital course isn't going to create transformation, because you're not guaranteed to finish this course and to take action on this core so when you're working one on one with someone, the piece that is defining the thing. Thing that sets this apart is that you can establish upfront. WHAT'S THE VALUE EXCHANGE? What are we going to do to make sure you're committed to this process and it can be a combination of these things, but there has to be some kind of value exchange so that the person who's who's on that other end of the relationship is fully invested in challenging themselves to go deeper and and follow through. It's not just finishing a lot of can finish something, but there's something about really being challenged to dive deeper to do the harder things to ask the extra question to go further above and beyond and make something good that takes us through that transformation process that that extra effort is what makes results. You know more than just good. It makes them great so finding the people that are willing to do that. It takes a higher level of commitment, so you being able to raise the stakes to establish a higher level. Level of commitment with your people will get better performance out of them because they feel the loss if they step away and they break that commitment, so there is value piece of it that is super important in actually creating transformation. Not everyone is self motivated. Sometimes they need to start with from outside of themselves to find energy to be committed to this process, or maybe just it creates a reality. Check for them to say. Do I actually have the time to finish I'm going to start on this. Maybe it's not. Not The right time for me. If you don't challenge them, they'll sign up for anything, but they won't fall. Follow through if you challenge to say no. This is a real commitment and it's going to burn. If you don't finish then they have to figure out we'll. Does this fit into my schedule? Does this? Is this something I'm ready for right. Now are the other things I need to do first. They're going to be honest with themselves about that because he realizes a real sense of loss if they don't do. Do it, so they asked me value. That's number. Two number one is has to make a real difference the in a goal that you set number two is, it has to be Evalu-, commitment and number three is. There needs to be measurable Roi that needs to be a measurable difference that happens that you can point to and say you did this or you didn't do this and you did this well. You didn't do this well. Whatever that is those outcomes you can write out. What are the results going to be? Is it quantifiable in some way, and it's not just the hours you put in. It's what is happening at the end of the process. Look back at these goals. He came I. Goal is to have a show we'll how how do I define that well? A chauffeur means for me, means not only that I've recorded an episode, but that I've built a series of episodes that can be recorded I've got the proper in chosen chose of the cover art I've done the work to find a position for my show that his own -able, and I've set myself up to continuously deliver that for a number of weeks that I've committed to upfront like that is a deliverable show that I'm. I'm proud of that. I have guests that I that I know like and respect that I really want. Tell me to find my business whatever that is, it is something that you can say. You can point to and say that. Was it achieved or was it not? Let's check it off the list. How do you find measurement of that and you can take a step further and say I. Just don't WanNa show I want to show. That accomplishes this goal. Okay? Well, let's to go. How do you define that? Is it a number of downloads and follows? Is it the business behind for me? The podcast? Like what's the business behind the podcast? Okay, what's the goal for the business? How many leads are come from the podcast, or are we trying to use the business drive lease the podcast and create a way to get a coldly turning turned into a warm lead, or whatever the thing is, we can define how many people are coming into your funnel and all that stuff. Like what are the number of New People in your world that convert to buyers that convert to people who are loyal advocates whatever it is, let's define the numbers a hind, the business behind the coaching program behind the thing I'm helping you build behind the thing I'm helping you learn. And at the end of it. There needs to be some kind of return. This person like we said, don't they gonNA, Klein if there's not some kind of commitment there, some kind of value commitment. They've that says I'm GONNA finish it. And then when they finished, it was worth it okay. You put all this investment money into it. What is the return? What am I getting out of? That shows value that is measurable, that says Yes, this is complete and I've gotten exactly what I wanted out of it and I set myself up for success. Success I. See this a lot marketing guys way. They don't sit the proper goal. They don't set the measurable Roi The commitment and here's a good example. You hire someone to do your instagram right and the only goal you committed to with them. Is You know make my brand look good, so they start posting a bunch of stuff. And then you realize you're spending all this money month to month, but there's no one actually coming into your business and turning into lease for Your Business, and you start to realize. Or wonder. Why did I do this in the first place? and. The problem isn't the the job that you paid someone to do. They did what they said. They created a beautiful instagram page for you would post on it, but you define the wrong goals. You didn't define a goal that the actually makes a difference in your business, so he set the right goal because they will. Actually I want tomorrow Y on this okay, will you know some dollars driven into my business? Okay, what is? And then you can come up with what's realistic for that and say okay now. How do we measure that well? I get that my part of his can be converting these people. Maybe it's leads okay. What's your lead count? HOW ARE WE GONNA? Get leads from this thing that we're doing. Maybe just posing instagram isn't what's going to get me there, or maybe it is, but like. Let's figure out how that works because if you haven't designed that from the beginning. Maybe aren't taking the right tasks to set yourself up for success, so come up with a measurable Roi a immeasurable return that you guys can look at and say. Does this map tour goals? Is it something that I can look at and count, and say yes, or no successful? And to what degree was it successful? Because at the end of the day you want your clients to have expectations that you can point to and say we all agreed to this. There's no confusion here. We know what they look like. And then you'll have happy clients when you deliver on and hopefully exceed those expectations because you knew what they. They were you knew what the goal was? And if you can do, deliver an exceed those expectations, and you can create a meaningful experience together gives them. This differences change that they've asked for that. They put in the energy for in the. You built this thing together and now there's results happening when you've done all that together. Impact is what's happening. You are making an impact through this shared meaningful experience with your coaches. Your your clients or customers, and that shared meaningful experiences creates advocacy creates impact. Someone's life creates someone who's GonNa. Go out there and tell your story to other people say this is what he did for. For me. You need this, thanks. I know you're in the same place. I was without that. You're not gonNa have impact when you don't know what it is you're shooting for, and you can't measure if it was successful or not, and people are like well. Did you like it with? Yeah, I got You know they're doing my stuff, but who knows if it's working, that doesn't help you. You WanNa. Make an impact in someone's business in life, and this is the way forward to do that so hopefully. You guys understand that find value in that and can build that into your business the way it is hopefully you've. You've followed me on this journey and love these steps within the personal branding framework. The Brandon brands personal branding framework and you liked that. If you've missed some episodes, you can go back and you know and figure it out from season to on try to draw that line, so you guys can easily jump into it, and there's interviews pepperdine throughout that are in and out of like what brandings about and do different topics for that, but look at the solo episodes, and you will see a clear delineation of message for three episodes community for three episodes impact for three episodes, or he talked about all these different things. And I laid all that up. Upfront episodes, ninety, five, ninety, six, ninety, seven, all get into like founding ideas of message community impact, and then we dive deep on the next nine. So that's all there for you guys I hope you've enjoyed it. I've loved putting this together for you. It's obviously something I'm very passionate about I love working on people's personal brands and helping you move forward and design. Design what's GonNa? Be impactful for you and now has got to come up with what the next things going to be about. What's the next subject that I can? I can dive into a little deeper. I will be figuring that out, but you have to tune into to the next episode to see where we go with it, but appreciate you guys. Come with me on this journey. Journey telling your friends about it and again if you WanNa work with me and build your personal brand, I am taking on some clients for that whether it's working on your podcast and helping launch podcast that you can find your voice in your message, or you want some consultative of relationship. I'm happy to just jump on the phone and help you guys with some things and figure out how we. We can work together. You can do that at Brandon. BRANDS DOT com forward slash apply and get going so that's it for this week. Thank you guys. Thank you so much. I appreciate you. I love it when you tune in and sharing the episode to keep doing it. Leave a rating and review in subscribe. If you have not already and I will catch you guys next time, thank you. You've just taken your marketing knowledge to another level with this episode of brands on brands on brands, but we have plenty more ways to not just help you build a business, but build a brand head over to brandon brands dot com for more resources as well as access to our blogs, videos and exclusive coaching sessions with your host. Be Sure to visit BRANDON BRANDS DOT COM.
Creating an Expert Coaching Toolkit | BBB 113
"Brandon. He would up everyone this week on brands on brands and brands. We Talk About Building Your coaching tool kit. To help more. Check it out. Businesses exposed. And the only constant is change. How do you build a brand that matters? Welcome, to brands on brands on brands home for those who think different and push their boundaries. This is where branding that matters leaves now. Here's your host Brandenburg Meyer. Hey Hey. What's up? Everyone welcome to brands on brands on brands brandon. Burke Meyer your personal marketing coach, and I believe that building a brand that matters today is the only way for business to thrive tomorrow. Thanks for tuning in you guys I. DO appreciate you being here on our top one hundred marketing podcast and we've been blessed here to feature the world's leading minds in marketing and entrepreneurship keynote, speakers, authors, entrepreneurs, top podcasters people that are out there changing the game and making real impact. Impact in the world why well because if you don't have a brand that care about if you aren't doing something that actually matters to people then you're not going to be around for for too long. Your Business is going to be commodity is and you will find that you cheer chasing the bottom on price so what we choose to focus on is how do you build something that actually helps people changes? Their lives makes an impact and creates a meaningful experiences that you matter to them. That's what we're about. That's my rant for this morning, but what I am actually here to talk about today is the idea of your personal brand how to build the tools and resources. You need to help people more dramatically and every coach needs a toolkit. Every personal brand needs. They're approved used things that they've tried their tried and true methods, their point of view on what works to help them in their business, and the thing that they're trying to solve. So I'll dive into that more but I. if this is your first time listening to the show, thanks for being here. Thanks for taking the time to listen. You can find out more about the show about me. How join my insiders group and get emails every week? When new shows come out and new content comes out all at brandon brands dot com, and also plenty of freebies there plenty of resources, plenty ways to contact and reach me directly I'd love to schedule a fifteen twenty minute meeting with you to understand what you're about whether. That's a little bit of Free Podcast coaching. Advice helping you figure out your idea or it's. It's helping you think about the first marketing strategy. You've built for Your Business and things you can do to set priorities to focus on what's going to move the needle in your business, so you can get out there and get it done yourself and make the right decisions and not waste money chasing the wrong thing, so that's what I'm here for. That's how I helped people and let's get into. This whole season has really about my personal branding framework for helping people. What I've explained if you want to go back, this idea started the formulate back in episode seventy four, where now at episode, one hundred thirteen excited to be here, but an episode seventy four I laid out what that personal branding framework is how it works, and in season to launch, which is episode ninety four laid it out again in more detail, but basically. Basically it's you have to create a message. Build a community and make an impact one-two-three have a message build a community make an impact, and the messaging helps you find your voice and become known for something. The community brings people together so that you can engage in talk them and help figure out what their problems are. Ask them what their problems are and. And the impact pieces at you are figuring out solutions to those problems based on your experience and things you've tried so. That's the model for me. That's the brandon brands personal branding framework that we even walking through every show. Every solo show. This season has been on this and diving deep into that. We've been focusing these last couple of shows on the impact. Impact piece of it how to have more impact in your coaching business and last episode one eleven. We talked about frameworks how to build a coaching framework how to actually understand how to help people consistently by building a framework. That is yours. That's that you can execute every time this week. We're talking about tools and resources. Your tool toolbag your tool kit. Kit that you bring to people to help them and on the next coaching show we're GONNA. Get into the value exchange how to make a difference in people's lives so diving deep this week into tools and resources. Let's get into it a little bit more. What is it that you you're going to have in your tool bag to help people what is that? That GONNA be. What are those? Those lists of resources is an important right, so let's get into that I well when someone comes to you and they want to have help in some way shape perform, they're not only going to need some good advice and your special way of doing it. They're also GONNA. WanNa know. How do I get there faster? How did? Did. You do it and when you start to look back at what you do. I bet there's a lot of resources that you used to move you along. I bet you. There's a lot of tools you use every day in your business that you think are very normal that everyone knows how to use, but maybe someone who's starting out doesn't know what to. To pick in you did the research way back when you got started on which tool to use and they haven't done that yet. So what you are offering as a fast pass, it's a fast pass a quicker way to getting from eight to be without them having to do the research themselves and solve these problems again. You've already done the work why? Why not share with them and say well, here are the tools that I use. Here's my trusted vendors. Here's my resources. Here's how I did it so that you can just start there and get moving faster when you can do that. You've saved them a ton of time. which is a massive value to them right off the bat and they trust you because. Because, you're using these things yourself so a lot of us use these things every day. So why not go and make that list create? The resources create those tools those templates so that other people can benefit from that and I'll be honest when you start creating these things. Sometimes you take it for granted to you. Just do these things as a habit every. Every time, but if you actually create a template, you making your own business faster while creating resources that you can build into your coaching business, so there's massive value all around. There's no reason not to do this as soon as possible. It's going to help everyone out and that resource set you apart from the rest of the competition out there, so let's get. Get into what these three things could be so I I like to category season two three things. It's for me. Your tools and resources can be thought of in three ways. One is your favorites to is your templates and three is your skill builders, and we'll get into each, though so your favorites. Your favorites are the things that you've done the work. Work on testing, different things, or at least reading in-depth about different things and what the offerings are so that when someone asks you, what should I use? You can just tell them you know what you can do. All the research everything is kind of the same. I used this one because I also know that this one's a good one depends on how you. You want to use it, but that way they can decide. Okay. We'll based on. My coach told me, or this person told me I can just pick this one I know that this is going to be suitable for my needs. Because in most fields, there's GonNa be multiple options, and most people just need to know what's good enough. Decision based on your. Your experience and that's GonNa. Help them so figuring out your favorites enlisting and categorizing them in having a template, you could just send people. Here's my links to where to get them, so you don't have to go searching for them. Here's my list of things, so here's an example for me when people want to know how to start a podcast I have A. A ton of these resources already built Eggett asked the same questions well. What equipment should I use well? Here's my word document my pdf that shows these are the microphones you should use. Here's a link to where to buy them, so you don't have to go searching for them. Here is the the headphones should buy and list the price and the link. Here is the if you want to have a boom arm, so doesn't make noise. Here's the when you can buy on. Amazon here's the microphone pop filter so that you don't have all these loud ss coming through and optionally if you want an extra things, here's some other things you may be. Don't need or you if you want to add them to. Your program can have them as well you know. Here's some other things that I use every day, so I have like an equipment less than that helps. People quickly moved through in. Just make the decision Vic bye-bye. Bye! Okay! Cool! I want to get started. What's IT GONNA cost me, and they can eyeball and say okay. I understand what? What resources I'm going to need and I can budget for that have a better sense of with this stuff really is gonNA cost. And what do I need and versus not need say anytime. You make a purchase decision. There's I'm sure ten other extra things you could buy that. Maybe you don't need. Maybe you do, but you don't know you'd love someone to tell you. What do I actually need just to get started? Or if I want to get started and do this like for the long term I? WanNa buy everything like what would you get just is tell me everything. I wanted to do it on now. People appreciate that so you believe that list right off. The Bat is helpful. Not, only that think about all these other resources you use on a daily basis I have a lot of softwares. I use a lot of programs and tools for marketing on email marketing system, a creative tool template and Hosting providers from pockets of all these different resources I use whether it's softwares or applications, or whatever it is, and having those recommendations is just as useful those favorites as well and the reason it's useful is the same thing as the tools people wanna just jump ahead and no, but also think about it this way as you start to recommend something over and over and over again you actually start, it's a tool. You use all the time number. Number One. If they have questions, they can just ask hey, how do you use this thing? And whether that's built into your training or not? It's one more piece of value. You're giving them. What is this thing all the time? Here's what I do. Which is what they wanted? What did you fill in this form here? Or how'd you set up this thing? Well? Since we're using the same software I can tell you you don't have to go and. Google it or ask them you can just ask me I'll take you through it. It's one more layer of value that you offer because you use these things the same thing as you've been using it longer so by default you have more experiencing can help them with it, so you're building extra areas of expertise that you can help people with because they're just using the tools that you use and even better than that. That a lot of these tools and softwares, you can build affiliate relationships with and a you are able now offer a discount on the services to your clients, and you can get a little bit of referral money from that, too I mean it's not gonna be tons of money, but every dollar counts, and if you know if they're gonNA pay it anyway because they need to buy a resource, you both might as well. Well benefit so that's a win. Win for everybody on everyone's side so building. Those relationships are great muscles to do that. Right off the bat, but you should at least start building the resources into familiarity with them to know like these are the things that you can use. I use that I vouch for that I know work, and it removes all the fear and doubt and confusion that comes when people are trying to. To learn something new, and the more you can make it just a simple win an easy process, the more likely these the people you bring into your world are real transformations you removing the hurdles, the fear, the things that make things hard, and you're giving them quick wins that say oh, great, now I know so boom boom boom I know exactly what I need, and that clarity alone is super valuable and. For people to have so that's the first one you have to have your favorites. The second thing is you need to build out templates? You need to have things at people who are going to be doing it for the first time. They can refer to and say well. How did you do it and you can walk them through? Will here were my steps? Here's the form that I use. Here is how I go through, and think about these things, and I can give you an example I mean. A template would be something like for me I you know. We do a lot of interviews and podcast. So, what is your template for a good interview like what types of? Of Questions. Do you walk through the here's another one when you are coming up with your target audience. Your your perfect Avatar, your perfect customer. What are the questions you need to answer to fully describe that customer well well. Here's my template for that or hey, brandon. How do you reach out to these high quality guests and get them to be on your show like I just want to know what to say in the right order to get a more likely chance of them, saying yes, well, here's my email template. Here's the actual things I. Say that you can work into your own business. I use these things all the time I'm like. Hey, I want to go on more podcasts and become a guest. Okay? What's the template for a bio? How do I actually write a bio in a way that's affected that other people are using because for most of these things there are a hundred ways to do it, and you just want to follow a model a model that's been proven successful, and if you as a coach could offer that model there, it's hugely valuable to your client, so think about that. How can you build a template that you use in your business that they can then just model and skip the the learning curve on that as well. So. That's that's templates for you. Guys. The you know the if you guys can get out there and build things for them that they can use on a daily basis that they can use an sometimes. It's like the whole thing of you. Don't know what you don't know. You can explain to them well. Here's the template you're going to need and if they didn't even know that they. They needed these things, but they see that. Wow like you're opening their eyes to the things. They didn't even know they needed. So for podcasting is an example. There's and we have a pre show checklist knowing like even knowing Oh, my God I should have something that I consistently do every time I started show when a guest comes on is important, and Oh, my God. Why is? Is this Martin because he builds consistency into your program. It lets the guest, not your professional and you have confidence going 'cause you know exactly what you're going to do to start to show that little thing. Maybe they wouldn't have thought of that because you've built it for them. And you use it on your own, your own product and service your own show. Whatever that is your content. Content, you know that works for you and you have built now. They can build it, too. And those templates are huge. So that's the number. The second the first was favorites. The second is templates. The third skill builders, so let's talk about this for a minute skill builders are the things that you know that everyone who hasn't done something for the first time. They need to practice so. So true for anything, anything you do is going to be bad the first time so your opportunity to create spaces for people to practice the things they need to be better at to successfully accomplish. What you're trying to do together is huge. You gotta give them a safe space to get things. Wrong worked kinks out right so for me, giving someone a space to practice interviewing or the. The run through interview questions and we look through it together and say this is what I would change. Those kind of skill builders great. I know what's important for podcast. Will you have to have good interview skills? Can you teach that yet? Actually you can, you can teach them that there are certain things that make more sense to ask that lead to better conversations, so that's a skill. Skill that I can teach time and time again, and through these different levels of of e- Oh you look at every stage and you're processing. Say Okay at this level. What's the thing I need to know now? What's skill I need to know now? Actually looking at Your Business and saying what does someone do to be successful at this? How could you help develop? That is important. Important, so, what is a lot of people just recording? Now that you've gotten going just recording episodes because in you recording episodes? If you didn't have clarity before you'll start to find your voice and guess what you don't have to release all these episodes you getting in the process of creating them will start to help you get used to that system that system of creating so. Gil that we are building together and. Even getting the the process of going through in writing out what your show intro isn't defining what your show is about. These are skills that we developed so that you start to understand what you stand for, and how you explain your shows other people. Because you're once, you have a show you start to at people. Start to ask well, what do you do? What's your show about what those questions are and US going through the exercise? Exercise of defining your show really helps you understand how to explain to other people. It's another skill being able to present yourself, and what you're about is a skill, so you got to look for those opportunities. What are the skills that your the thing you're teaching? What are the skills that are valuable doing it really well because you don't just want them to be able to do what you want to be able to do it well. You want them to be able to get there quicker than you did having to figure these things out by stumbling through it and every time that you give them something. Where you made a mistake, they can do it faster and skip that mistake. You're adding tremendous value and you're hearing me. Say That word over and over and over again because that's what this is all about. You WanNa make an impact in someone's life. You actually create transformation. You have to give value, and now that value is comes through when you give them these tools and resources that move them forward faster. Get them pass stumbling blocks and get them. Them to where they have a better starting point more skillful, starting starting-point without making mistakes and skill builders another great way to do that so favorites, your favorite things templates the things that they can start using an and re revising into their own voice and skill builders. You're actually training them on the things that they can do well, and here's an example, so we talk about the podcast. I'M GONNA. Keep using that example right? Here's my like list of things that fall into this tools resources group just for this You know kind of a small piece of it I talked about the equipment lesson equipment list. We have a pre show and post show checklist the conversations you have guessed before, and after the show we have an interview question template. We look through like this is the right way to run an interview cording to brandon model. And we look through their questions and we'd go through that together we have. We have the interview model. We have an Avatar worksheet. We looked at. How do you define who your listeners aren't find the right people for your show. We have a a clarity worksheet, which is figuring out what you stand for and what you're different. How do you position yourself? So you're not just like every other podcast in the market. We have an intro scripting model because everyone should have an intro, there show. That's consistent at tells her story and quickly expresses what the show's about to let people know why should listen to? We have an intro script model that you can follow. There are a list of referrals for preferred partners that we work with hosting providers for the podcast email. Marketing providers show cover art partners graphic designer partners. Literally, the list goes on all my preferred partners editing partners. And we have guests reach out templates the actual emails we write to you so all these these resources for one coaching class right and I didn't have all them to begin with, but as I started working through the program with people, I would build these things to help them, and now I have a new resource for people in everything you add into. The business is one more thing that sets you apart and help. People move through faster and become. Become your more helpful coach along the way and all of these pieces put together contribute to the impact. You're having in someone. Else's life now can't explain that enough, but if you can start building those things one by one just go through the process like I said in the in episode one hundred and eleven we talked about framework when you're actually going through and trying to optimize and test the things you're doing. You're working one person at a time. Every time you work through something with someone, write it down. Make it better, and then make it repeatable, and as you're doing that, you'll say oh. I need a tool here. Anita resource here so the way to do. It isn't to try to out, think it. I know you got some analytic types like myself are out there trying to overthink everything it's A. How do I plan this from the beginning semi very first coaching experience is perfect. If you do that, it'll never get. Get started best thing. I can tell you get out there. Get One person that's willing to work with you for free and helped them and walk through what you think you're coaching. Program is with them, and then when you do that. Start to build these models and templates, and then if you don't, you're not confident again yet, do it with one more person for free and walk them through it now that you've built some tools and some models and you have the framework built. And after that feel it out like decide. Okay, my at this point ready to try to work with someone on a paid basis at only be a low discounted cost in like a Beta group or don't want to work through more time. Do that work. Because you try to plan it out might take you months. Be You working through it? With an actual person could take you days, and that's what you need. Because that confidence at that idea of executing something and being in the work, engaging in the work will create the clarity you need. It's not through ide-, aiding and through Things down. WILL YOU CREATE CLARITY? It's not through brainstorming. Will you create clarity it's? ACTUAL WORK ENGAGEMENT CREATES CLARITY GET out there do the work figure out what's working, and then you'll be clearer on how you help people, and how do this the right way and that will build confidence that you wouldn't believe that's the best thing I can give. You guys today again in episode one fifteen, which will be coming up in a in a couple of episodes dive into the value. Value Exchange piece of it, which will conclude the impact piece of the personal branding framework and I hope you guys look forward to that and again go back. Listen to all the episodes. Let me know what you guys think if you're finding value. This is changing the way you do business. All I ask is that you go to instagram. Take picture this episode. Go to Instagram Post it tag. Tag Knee and it. Let me know that you're listening. Let other people know that it's helping you and It's the biggest thing you can do for me, so this show grows so that we have more impacting people's lives. We do it together, and you're always welcome to reach out to me. If you don't want to do this alone, I'm here to help. You can always reach out to. 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Isolation and Flattening the Curve
"If you're looking for special. Cme credits to fulfill controlled substance prescribing requirements we will be re releasing popular mayoclinic talks opioid edition on Thursdays these meet Arezzo Wisconsin and updated Minnesota state guidelines to claim. Cme credit for listening to these episodes visit C. E. Dot Mayo Dot edu slash opioid pc. Coming up on Mayo Clinic. Qna like we're seeing everywhere in our society. It's just a completely on precedent. -Ted Situation the residents nursing home are older. Many of whom have chronic diseases absolutely? So there's lots of things happening in. This is as you might imagine evolving day by day and hour by hour. We USE TECHNOLOGY TO HELP. Bridge the gap while social distancing from each other at the end of the day that doesn't replace physical connection with one's family question. What's the most important thing we can do? If we have family in a nursing home we use respect the visitor restrictions the answer next on. Mayoclinic QNA. I'm Dr Tom. Shy and I'm Tracy mccray we are with Mayo Clinic geriatrician Dr Brandenburg Learn. You spend a fair amount of time and versing. I do yeah so I'm the medical director at a couple of nursing homes and then also have a pretty substantial clinical practice in the nursing homes. What's it like in the nursing homes right now? The most that I know is that you're being asked not to visit them absolutely so I think like we're seeing everywhere in our society. It's just a completely unprecedented sort of situation. And to your point about visitation that has gotten quickly and progressively more strict over the last couple of weeks. All right so it's an older population. A lot of whom have chronic diseases? So they've definitely got risk factors for corona virus. Do you have you changed any of the things that you do in the nursing home regimens that you have changed to try to prevent it absolutely. There's so there's lots of things happening. And this is as you might imagine evolving day by day. An hour by hour on the details of the visitation piece essentially where all the local facilities. I know about right now are at as is almost universally restricting visitation so the only exceptions that are getting made for that at the moment are if you are a loved one of a resident of the nursing home who is unfortunately in their last days of life and you need to visit that person before they pass away that assuming you are not ill with corona virus and don't have symptoms of that you would be allowed to enter in visit. Your loved one really beyond that extenuating circumstance. No visitors and this is important point out. I think this is not a rochester or a Mayo policy. This is in accordance with what's being done nationally guidance from the CDC as well as cms the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. I would think that just like everything else. That is uncharted territory. I mean there must be brainstorming. I mean what are some of the things that you you and your colleagues are doing as we move forward into this time. Yeah so so. This is something that I look at my calendar for the day for the foreseeable future. There's two or three or more corona virus related meetings about. How do we prepare? And what do we do almost every day? And so what are some of the things that we're thinking about? So for instance in the nursing home there is a a law that typically outlines that patients who live there long-term are seen every sixty days for what's called a recertification visit many times those visits. It's not that there's any uncontrolled or acute medical issues going on it's just because the calendar says it's time for them to be seen so we're starting to think about for instance. Do we really need to walk into that room to see that patient for that visit particularly if I'm somebody who's just been in the clinic here. Seeing other patients just been at another nursing facility and knowing that this illness can potentially be transmitted even before people are symptomatic their risk of as healthcare providers that we bring it from one location to another. So we're starting to really try to narrow in. What are the Times where it's critical for us to physically walk into that room and examine the patient and what can be done with things like telephone communication or even telemedicine visits where you're essentially on skype talking to a patient or a nurse at the facility? You Wash your hands a lot absolutely my hand that you can't see it here but my hands are dryer than they've ever been because of all the soap and hand sanitizer been using wear a mask so that's a good question. There are situations where we do just to give you an example. We just made a decision among our our provider group here in the the nursing homes both locally and in the region last afternoon that for anybody who has traveled anywhere within the past fourteen days not necessarily to one of the high risk countries. But anybody. Who's been through an airport or in a group setting if we set foot in a skilled nursing facility for fourteen days after that. We wear a mask at all times. Have you tested anybody in his? Anybody been positive now. You're we're talking about Rochester in the area correct and so Egypt so there are several patients. I can't give you an exact number. Several patients in nursing homes or other senior living facilities like assisted living that have been tested. None as of this morning I know of that have been positive. I think we're still at three confirmed cases in Olmsted County. None of those have been in these facilities March seventy s recorded on the seventeenth. If you did have someone turned positive would you just then isolate them in their room and asked them to put a mask on? So this is an evolving question. So I think you know the immediate thing that would happen if somebody develops symptoms while sitting in the nursing home that are consistent with corona virus. Is they go into the room by themselves. They have a mask on. The door is closed. Any provider that walks in there is using what's called droplet precautions which means mask with face shield glow gown and gloves and then they would get tested. Currently you know. We don't have the capability to actually perform the testing in the facility. The options locally right now are they go to the emergency department or there's the drive through clinics which are starting to pop up what we're hoping develops in the coming days sort of a mobile team that could go around to facilities and test people in place and probably what will ultimately happen depending on how this all unfolds and how many people are infected as that if you are a nursing home resident and you have the infection and you're sick then you'd obviously go to the hospital to be cared for if you have a mild case then you could potentially stay at the facility and facilities are preparing very quickly to try to figure out. How do we quarantine those residents? How do we keep them in one wing of the facility? How do we not have staff crossing over caring for patients with and without co Ed to sort of keep that illness from spreading within the facility? I know right now. Everyone is looking for ventilators trying to amass the ventilators and Do Nursing homes typically have ventilators there for when a resident needs one no so so the vast there is one small exception called L. Tax a long term acute care facilities where they look sort of like a nursing home or they sometimes have these? The vast majority of nursing homes do not so if a patient were sick enough to need respiratory support and going to the hospital was in line with kind of their goals of care then they would go to the hospital. I recently saw an article. I think it was the health minister in France suggested that if you've got covert nineteen you should avoid anti inflammatory medications like AIDS and pregnant zone and take Acetaminophen instead drove determined so I've read some of the same articles that you have. There was some initial thought coming out of China early on in the outbreak about steroids and then the bid coming out from France about and said within the past day or two. There's a lot of debate in the scientific community about whether that's true. I think you know out of an abundance of caution. I think if you're at home and you develop a fever and some aches and pains and you think you might have symptoms consistent with corona virus. You're sitting at home. I'll probably take extra strength TYLENOL. I that's not to say that this is confirmed. Or you're GONNA you know you're going to harm yourself within said but if you've got two choices that are equal might as well go with tylenol. We have seen beautiful pictures of people who are outside the windows of their loved ones. Those folks are lucky enough to be on ground floor with a window. I know not on their homes are like that if you open up the window so that you can be talking to that person. I mean you've got a screen in between which doesn't do any bit of good but those contacts are all that folks have right now and so this is I mean. This is such a tough balance to strike right to try to keep people safe at the same time you know. Maintain folks social connections and quality life. I mean the things that really make us human right to comment on the particular open window scenario you know with with illness that sped spreads via droplets. Assasin obviously not going to help. But I mean there are alternatives. Right so skype phone visits but at the end of the day that doesn't replace physical connection with one's family as we're seeing in broader society. All of us are just having a band together and accept very sub optimal circumstance for a while which hopefully allows a stall. Come out on the other end. What do what do you want to tell the general population? When it comes to nursing homes. What can we do? Yeah and so. I think the the messages that I would give at this point or are please respect the the visitor restrictions and I think most people actually have been overwhelmingly supportive of those things. They realized that those are in place to keep their loved. One safe the other piece would be be assured that the healthcare providers working in the skilled nursing facilities are doing everything we can to continue taking great care of your loved. One things may need to change as we talked about earlier in this segment about sort of how we deliver that care. But they're not going to be abandoned. They're going to be people there to take care of them. Even though you can't be there to visit and see that unfolding person we're glad you're on that team. All right Mayoclinic geriatrician. Dr Brandenburg aren't thanks so much for the update and good luck on the nursing home. Thank you so much this edition of Mayo Clinic. Qna uses facts known through March. Seventeen two thousand twenty newer episodes will contain even more about the virus it spread and news about treatments and vaccine. We hope you'll keep listening until next time. Thank you for listening and be well. Mayo Clinic. 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Nibiru Pt. 1
"October ninth two thousand ten ninety year old Zachariah Sich and was still clinging onto the last of his life's work. The astronaut theorist knew his days were numbered but he was hell bent on proving a theory that he believed would change everything we knew about humanity sin had already authored over fifteen bucks chronically the origins of the earth and the stars above and he hoped to reveal one final piece of evidence if he didn't get the results he hoped for it could jeopardize his credibility entirely but that didn't keep situation from seeking the truth. He contacted the Natural History Museum in London and asked for permission to run a DNA test on the remains of one of their oldest artifacts queen. Kirby unearth during an archaeological dig in modern day Iraq. The forty five hundred year old. Sumerian woman was considered a goddess during our time on Earth. But this would be no ordinary. Dna task situation wanted to prove queen. Wabi was in fact a celestial being possibly one with alien DNA and if he could confirm that Queen Pu Abi had an extraterrestrial bloodline. It meant that everything else he had written in. Those books was true that there was another planet in our solar system and it had inhabitants that fraternised with ancient Sumerians here on Earth a planet long forgotten or intentionally hidden from humanity for thousands of years mysterious planet known today as Nibiru Welcome to conspiracy theories. Apar- cast original every Wednesday. We dig into the complicated stories behind the world's most controversial events and search for the truth. I'm corduroy an Molly Brandenburg and neither of us are conspiracy theorists but we are open minded skeptical and curious. Don't get US wrong sometimes. The official version is the truth. Sometimes it's not you can find episodes of conspiracy theories and all podcast originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream conspiracy theories for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type conspiracy theories in the search bar at podcast grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network? This is our first episode on the conspiracy theory that our solar system has an extra secret planet called nibiru author and researchers Zachariah situation was the first to promote this theory when he believed he had found concrete evidence of an additional planet in Sumerian artifacts. Not only that he claimed that Nibiru and it's advanced. Lifeforms Visit Earth. Every thirty six hundred years and one day they will return this week will explore. Ancient Sumerian culture will also track CITIANS analysis of those ancient texts and how they led to the discovery of Nibiru next week. We'll dive into the conspiracy. Theories surrounding Nibiru will learn about the new Nakae the alien inhabitants of Nibiru and the theory that they may have created life on earth. It's possible they are due to return. But in the meantime they might also be watching our every move. It was eighteen seventy seven when French archaeologist ernest disarm led his excavation of Telo. Today's southern Iraq. The Sun layer down on. The overheated. Sars As he and his team plunged their shovels into the soft dirt blinded by the glare his other senses picked up on the rich sent of wet dirt below the surface. He could hear the sounds of his men panting through their work. But soon SARS x shovel clanked against something hard in the dirt below. He called his men over the gathered around and bent down carefully digging with their hands before. Uncovering the most wonderful piece of evidence. It was the head of statue of Gouda made of coarse grain. Rock known as Diorite good idea was assume. Marian leader who commissioned a series of sculptures in his own likeness. They were certain at this. Had to be one of them. Sars and his team quickly realized that this wasn't going to be an ordinary day. They didn't covered the ancient. Sumerian city of gear zoo one of the earliest known civilizations in human history and the statue head of Judea would be just the first in a series of important fines. In fact the excavation of tallow was so rich in artifacts the dig would go on for another fifty years and according to the British Museum preservation. Work on the site is still being done today from that initial discovery onward SARS. They realized that these Sumerian people who lived in the third millennium B C e weren't as primitive as one would expect in fact they appeared to be a technologically advanced society. Well ahead of their years. After the head of Uday SARS ex team went on to uncover clay tablets containing cuneiform which is the earliest form of writing ever discovered each one appeared to of a ride of historical records. Documenting things like their financial accounts their economic rules in structure and early forms of deeds and land ownership. There was also evidence that Tello had been the city center for the Sumerian people in what was once Mesopotamia the Sumerians vibrant communities were prosperous thanks to trade and the exchange of ideas from these tablets. Historians were able to surmise that the Sumerians were the earliest humans to conceive of mathematics on. This likely helped them to construct. What was the very first potter's wheel a heavy disk? That would spin on an access in order to shape wet clay which predated anything else quite like it. But Sumerian technology didn't then there they also invented things like the chariot and modern ploughing techniques. Archaeologists even discovered that the first chemist lived in Telo a Sumerian woman named to Pootie who created a fragrant SAV which is also the first known perfume historian. Samuel Noah. Kramer wrote of how the Sumerians would take an idea or product such as a new textile or type of pottery and use their creativity to perfect in mass produced. The item in a way they're society was like an ancient Silicon Valley. But it wasn't just technology. Sumerians were also credited with being the first to develop an early form of democracy. The uncovered tablets showed that below. Their kings were elected officials. Who provided checks and balances on the leaders and their proclamations. The Sumerians also appeared to be avid astronomers and developed the earliest version of the Zodiac calendar. And is more evidence of the civilization was uncovered. Archaeologists started to ask a larger question. Just how the Sumerians in the third millennium BC e able to achieve such an advanced culture during a primitive time and human evolution and so quickly for comparison the Ubaid who live from fifty five hundred to four thousand BC where the Sumerians immediate predecessors and although they lived in the same region of Mesopotamia they were more primitive. The Ubaid lived in small villages rather than cities they were housed in t shaped mudbrick huts. But around four thousand. By the time the Ubaid were dying off the Sumerians Begin. Developing Methods for mass produced clay. Bricks and dramatically advanced their methods of architecture. The artwork of the Ubaid 's depicted humans interacting with animals and living off the land whereas the Sumerians lived off the land in more complex ways by developing the first forms of irrigation and hydraulic engineering. As Ubaid evolved to Sumerians. They begin to write down their stories on clay tablets unearthed at Tello. The Sumerian text the epic of Gilgamesh is regarded as the first epic tale ever written down things to the discoveries. Telo historians and anthropologists were able to understand human development in a way they never had before they were able to see very first iterations of modern civilization but one of the most crucial discoveries made by SARS Iq and his archaeological team was that the Sumerians had a very advanced form of religion. There was evidence that they had built places of worship for their deities in these city centers and it appeared that theology inform their means of government as well as their social structures in fact the Sumerians believed it was their duty to work with the deities to maintain order in society and those deities often took human form and even had human traits. They would drink and party have sex and Mary one another. They even fought like humans and there were hundreds of different deities or gods that they felt they needed to maintain a relationship with because if they kept their gods happy than the gods would do the same the most important. God was known as the on and was dubbed. The Sky God or Lord of the Heavens but over time he was trumped by the power of other gods who took over as his on power but there was also an lil the God of wind and storms Anki the God of wisdom and magic and Inonnina the God of Passion Love and war but the Sumerians also believed that the sun the moon and the stars were also gods in the sky looking down upon them. The Sumerians believed that these celestial beings didn't just live in the heavens they also had the ability to physically inhabit earth. Their idols lived in the lands. Just above them in a place. That astronaut theorist Takashimaya and believed was called Nibiru in fact based on the discoveries at Tallow Zachariah. Sich in wrote over fifteen bucks. According to The New York Times. Those books had such a following that they went on to be published in over twenty five languages such an was born in Russia in nineteen twenty and was raised in Palestine. He moved to New York City in nineteen fifty two where he worked as an executive at a shipping company. Perhaps he felt somewhere deep down that this desk job wasn't all his life was meant to be. That's when he heard about the fines. At tallow stitching became so interested in fact that he began to teach himself Sumerian script he mastered quickly with his newfound knowledge. He was able to interpret the text and drawings that archaeologists dug up at tallow at one time the biblical land of Shinar described in the book of Genesis was thought to be mythological but based on evidence found. Telo many now believe that Sumeria was actually what the Bible was referencing when it spoke of Shinar. The place did in fact exist. Sicheng took this information and decided to take it a step further because it stands to reason that if the land of Shinar existed perhaps other loss structures are cities mentioned in the Bible could be uncovered to in fact this proved since mind the complete veracity of both the Bible and the Sumerian texts. They were so similar that they corroborated one another though. Many scholars had done this before. Citizens Interpretations were different than anyone else's he believed he had developed the one true understanding of Sumerian taxed and he'd found something new hidden in the ancient writings such believed that everything about the Sumerians had actually been misinterpreted and it was his job to right. The wrongs especially when he discovered one critical fact that could change humanity entirely the Sumerian location known as Nibiru was actually a very real planet right here in our solar system coming up. We'll go deeper into since theories and get a look at his interpretation of Sumerian tax. Hi It's Carter. I am happy to announce that the launch of our new podcast series supernatural with Ashley. Flowers has been a great success. It's a show where all very proud of your podcast cast. And we thank you for listening. If you haven't had a chance to tune in yet I definitely recommend you head over to the supernatural with Ashley. Flowers feed and start following today every Wednesday Ashley. Flowers takes on a different crime or mystery. Where the most fitting theory isn't always the most conventional where the deaths of two Brazilian men a result of making contact with spirits on Mars. Get closer to the truth than ever before. Regarding the mystifying lead masks case did four friends have a highly unusual encounter during a camping trip in Maine sort through the out of this world circumstances surrounding the allegations incident. And who and what were responsible for the unexplained death Austrailia Somerton man dig deeper into the peculiar details in poetry involved. In the case each week Ashley takes on the strange and surreal to explain some of the world's most bizarre true crime occurrences ants already one of my favorite shows. And I hope you check it out. Follow supernatural with Ashley. Flowers free on spotify. Or wherever you get your podcasts. Now back to the story in nineteen seventy six ZACHARIAH SICH and released a book called Twelfth Planet Book One of the Earth Chronicles the first in a series of eight in Twelfth Planet such an analyzed the drawings artifacts and texts of Sumeria and observed many correlations references between ancient Sumeria and the Bible and when he read other scholarly assessments of the ancient Sumerian taxed. He became convinced they were wrong. For centuries scholars assumed Sumerian tax were only legend and myth just like Greek scholars. Who didn't believe Odysseus really dueled with a cyclops like it's written in the Odyssey. Many believe that Sumerian stories were nothing more than tall tales but citizens discovery assumed otherwise. His analysis of the Bible seemed to mirror what he was reading in the Sumerian cuneiform meaning that they were one and the same and both tax contained nothing but truth and even though these tax where written far apart and believed that they had much overlap. He interpreted these texts as literal. Because of these texts weren't true. Then how were they so in sync with one? Another sich attempted to prove his theory further by tracing the movement of different peoples through the Middle East. He pointed out that the Great Assyrian Cities Drug Shara keen and Niniveh both in modern day Iraq are also mentioned in the Bible as well as cuneiform inscriptions found at tello and that was remarkable sich and began to wonder whether the Bible wasn't just guidance for religion or morality but accurate historical records and since the Bible and the Sumerian tax reference so many of the same things they confirmed each other and the stories they were telling since book also went into great detail on the Pantheon of Greek Gods Zeus and Athena. He explained that the Greek gods can clearly be seen as derivatives of the gods that the Samaritans worshiped as sins book argues that in both Sumerian and Greek theater there are specifically twelve major deities and each had chief deities who had overcome or heard of monsters to reign supreme even though contemporary culture credits the ancient Greeks with many Western ideas situation and many other scholars pointed to the fact that Sumerians were the true fathers of Western society but things started to take turn in situations translations over time. He started to come to dramatic conclusions. About what the. Sumerian text was saying. Things like the Sumerian gods came from spaceships in war strange outfits and the best part of all was that he truly believed it. He believed their drawings of God's appeared to be flying on wing Globes. There were rocket ships in space goggles. As if there were from another planet the planet Nibiru Sichuan's translations proved to him that the Sumerians were crediting these celestial beings for their technological advances things like math architecture and the ability to write but he also claims that these alien gods were responsible for the creation of man itself sin built his case around the idea that Sumerian society had direct interaction with heavenly beings and again for situation. These stories were not merely mythology. They were documented facts. Sich and truly believe that if these gods were flying spaceships but also drinking at parties getting in a fight and sleeping with each other as well as the humans than they had to be living breathing sentient beings beings with powers that weren't spending the majority of their time on earth and from there. His theories began to snowball so much in fact that he managed to fill another fourteen books with the information he was translating but things took a turn for situation when he looked at chapter six of the biblical Book of Genesis. The Netherlands were upon the earth in those days in there after two when the sons of the Gods cohabitated with the daughters of the atom and they bore children onto them they were the mighty ones of eternity the people of the Sham while the interpretations of the Term Neville them may vary. They are often known as fallen. Angels or the child of a fallen angel and a human woman so Sich and believe that this tax proved that there had been a physical interaction between the Gods and man who went as far as having offspring together and according to Sich in the mighty ones of eternity the people of the sham were heavenly people who came to Earth via a sham. Which was the Hebrew word for rocket ship? That's right sin believed. He found written proof in the Bible. That God's or aliens had come to Earth in a rocket ship in mated with human women such an argued that this highly progressive culture would not simply write stories without them being backed up by facts. They were astronomers mathematicians and innovators such and believe them to be serious people. Who wrote the truth and that reference to a rocket ship which appeared in their taxed more than once came from research not poetry. Sich and mentions that the Sumerians had over twenty five thousand tax devoted to astronomy and astrology scholars today have taken Sumerian astronomy seriously after all their scientific research and analysis was no joke a forty five hundred year old. Sumerian depiction of our solar system is shockingly accurate even to today's astronomers so. Why didn't scholars take the possibility of aliens from the planet nibiru coming to mate with humans seriously sich and did pick up on one major discrepancy between our modern day understanding of the solar system and the one the Sumerian suggested Sich and saw twelve planets the sun which he counted as a planet mercury Venus Earth the Earth's moon which he also counted Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune and Pluto and in between Mars and Jupiter? Another planet a Twelfth Planet. Nibiru we know now. Of course that the sun and the Moon are not technically planets and Pluto's been debated for decades but the point is the Sumerians accurately noted all known heavenly bodies. They just added one extra knowing the rest of the depiction was accurate. Sich and believe that Nibiru also existed if the Sumerians were right about concepts of math and astronomy then why would they be wrong about this so he set out to prove it started by pointing to a cylinder seal found at Tello Cylinder Seals? Were like stamps. Used to make impressions on clay for written communications in sooner the silver seal now on display at a museum in Berlin was an artistic rendering of three human figures carrying a variety of advanced tools. Presumably there astronomers or artisans behind the figures there are twelve objects in the sky. They could have been stars or they could have been planets twelve plants altogether. The number twelve clearly had a significance for example the holiness of twelve was why the Sumerian clock calendar and Zodiac signs were also organized by twelve's Sich and referenced Multiple Sumerian tax where characters begged for the mercy of the Gods twelve times the number was important and Sich and argued. This was because of the twelve. Celestial bodies or planets that occupied our solar system because of the intelligence of the Sumerians and the accuracy of their technology other researchers dedicated time to exploring the theory and attempted to place Nibiru in our skies but modern science could find no proof. Scientists agreed that if the Sumerians did see something in the sky something extra they may have been seeing the please a cluster of stars in the location of where Nibiru was said to exist situation however refused to believe the planet was fiction. The Sumerians were right about so much they were in tuneless something modern day humanity simply wasn't now more than ever. Sich was hell bent on proving Twelfth Planet existed in his first book. He defended his interpretation with ferocity. He reminded his readers of Bodes Law. The scientific rule that predicated the spacing in between planets the rule stated that if the number four is added to each of the Numbers Zero Three six twelve twenty four forty eight ninety six and one ninety two and these are divided by ten. The resulting series represents approximately the distances of the planets in Astra nominal units from the sun in Seventeen seventy eight mathematician J E bowed. Used this equation suggest the existence of another planet in between Mars and Jupiter in he to believe there was mathematically too much space between them now. Astronomers recognized that the space between Mars and Jupiter is home to the asteroid belt. But perhaps something else used to occupy the space. Something like Nibiru. Nasa claims that the asteroid belt is bits of rock left over from the dawn of the solar system but citizens gears returning. Was it possible that Nibiru did exist at one point but somewhere along the line the planet exploded he didn't entertain the idea for long sin. Wanted to believe that Nibiru wasn't just a thing of the past. In fact sin was convinced that the inhabitants of Nibiru were still out there alive and well. His translations had developed a new theory that these aliens or Gods may contact here on earth every thirty six hundred years and they came to embed their DNA and knowledge in the human beings like the kings and Queens of the Sumerians when we return we'll explore what other scientists and researchers have to say about switching and whether or not the inhabitants of Nibiru are waiting to return now back to the story in nineteen seventy six scholars Decarava Sich and came out with a claim that ancient Sumerians had discovered another planet in our solar system called Nibiru and the inhabitants of Nibiru visit Earth. Every thirty six hundred years and their existence had been forgotten more perhaps covered up despite his extensive research and lengthy books on the subject citizens theories were not accepted. Everywhere scholars did agree. That Nibiru was part of the Sumerian taxed but they believed it was nothing more than a myth one researcher in particular emerged as allowed opponent of what he called. Sins dangerous ideas. Dr Michael S Heiser Appeal of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Semitic. Languages was appalled by Claims and he set out to prove him wrong before switching could sell any more dangerous lies. Heiser used something called the Chicago Assyrian. Dictionary the Premier and most comprehensive Sumerian dictionary to translate all ancient references to Nibiru himself. Heiser admitted the texts were indeed confusing. Bot heiser claimed one thing is certain from the texts. Nibiru was never identified as a new planet he then looked at the same texts and depictions of our solar system. That situation had but heiser came up was completely different. Results Heiser did not see twelfth planet. In fact he contended that the Sumerians new not of twelve planets but only the five that are visible to the naked eye. Jupiter Venus Mars Mercury and Saturn. Heiser also points to the Sumerian seal that Sich news to defend Nibiru but heiser believed that the seal contained an artistic interpretation of stars not planets at all but heiser dismissal didn't stop kitchen even in his nineties. He never gave up just days before his death in two thousand ten. Sich and attempted to get DNA samples of Queen Sich and decided to as he put it risk. Life's work by requesting those samples knowing full. Well they might prove him wrong but he didn't care because if the results did come back positive then he felt he could finally put an end to everyone's doubts unfortunately for situation and the rest of the world. The Natural History Museum refused to grant such a sample Queen Pahlavi's alien DNA was left unproven and yet such an isn't the only scientist who's toyed with the idea of another planet. Though most researchers do not subscribe to since version of Nibiru. There is mounting evidence that there may be other unknown planets near or even in our solar system meaning Sich and may have been onto something after all it's true that there are hundreds if not thousands of undiscovered heavenly bodies. Take the recent exploration of the Kuyper Belt. As an example NASA described the Kuyper belt as a donut shaped region of icy bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune like the asteroid belt which we mentioned earlier the Kuyper belt is made up of objects leftover from the birth of our solar system. This includes our cough a large red body which NASA can only describe as a Trans Neptunium. Object Nasr's official stance. The kuyper belt is truly a frontier in space. It's a place where still just beginning to explore and our understanding is still evolving. So is this Nasr's way of admitting there might be another planet in our solar system after all who knows what we'll find in the final frontier as our technology advances after all. This isn't the first time the conversation of hidden or secret planets has been taken seriously in fact a lot of information we have gathered about space was actually discovered by accident. Uranus was found only in seventeen eighty one by British astronomer. Sir William Herschel. After using his telescope to observe the stars he discovered Uranus and recognized that this massive body wasn't a star at all but instead a whole new planet and Neptune was only detected in eighteen forty six by German astronomer Johann gala it was theorized that something large was near Uranus as this would account for the irregularities in Uranus as orbit Pluto followed shortly thereafter in nineteen thirty discovered by American astronomer Clyde w Tombaugh Buddha was only identified after scientists noticed slight changes in Neptune and Uranus orbits. And we still haven't been able to come up with a concrete class of occasion for the Celestial Body today depending on the year. It's a Dwarf Planet Irregular Planet or a star so we're still spotting new space objects as recently as nineteen thirty. What will we learn? Two Thousand Thirty. It's apparent that we still have a lot more to learn. So perhaps there's still a chance that Sich in new something that NASA and its entities did not in two thousand eighteen space dot com published an article claiming that there indeed it may be an additional planet in our solar system after all one often refer to as planet nine for those who don't Count Pluto as a planet and planet x by those. Who Do what's important is that the peace goes on to detail how several established astronomers recognized a weird clustering in the orbits of small objects beyond Neptune. This suggests space debris has been gathering in strange arrangements which they believe is guided by some unseen gravitational pull the study of Gravitational Paul just one of the ways in which scientists observe new planets and objects in space. Another is the blinking comparator which was used to uncover. Pluto. The blinking comparator is an instrument which allows the user to switch between astronomical photographs taken days apart. The photographs are aligned so any distant stars will remain stationary but a planet like object or planet will appear to move so using devices like the blinking. Comparator and rules like bodes law. Scientists are continually learning of new objects in our solar system while the astronomers and their colleagues are not claiming nibiru exists. They are admitting that something. Unidentified may be causing this unusual clustering and many believed that whatever is disrupting. The normal orbital patterns is a huge deal. Those studying this phenomenon believed the unseen agent maybe about ten times more massive than Earth and orbits six hundred times farther from the Sun. This discovery has actually led researchers to scan the skies with their telescopes hoping to catch a glimpse of a planet beyond Pluto as scientist by more and more into since theory conspiracy theorists have designed their own speculations about planet nine meaning since Nibiru is just a jumping off point next week. We'll unpack these ideas. Further by examining three different conspiracy theories around nibiru conspiracy theory number one suggests that the residents of Nibiru known as the honor rocky came to Earth in four thousand B C. They interacted with the Sumerians shared their advanced technology and perhaps left behind hybrid children with technological advances made during the Sumerian period. It does almost seem like they may have gotten help from some celestial force further. Sich didn't believe that they should be credited with the entire creation of mankind. Heiser and his colleagues have tried to discredit since theories but ample evidence points to the existence of the on Inaki and their imminent return to Earth conspiracy. Theory number two involves the two thousand twelve Mayan Apocalypse prediction which declared that the world would end on December twenty first two thousand twelve. But perhaps this was actually a prediction of the next Nibiru visit. This idea became popularized after a woman named Nancy later. A self proclaimed psychic claim to be an alien contact. D. Since the world didn't end in two thousand twelve we'll take a look at win the next Nibiru visit may come and why the scientific world has tried to dismiss laters claims and finally conspiracy theory number three. The Moon is not actually an orbiting rock but a nibiru satellite. And so as Morris as wildness. These ideas may seem ancient evidence offers. What some consider plenty of proof sense. We didn't live in the Sumerian Times. It's difficult to say whether the translation of their tax is accurate or not so. Is there really another planet out there? One we haven't discovered yet almost certainly but is it Nibiru and has it been covered up. That question still remains. Thanks for tuning in to conspiracy theories. We'll be back Wednesday with a new episode. You can find all episodes of conspiracy theories and all other par- cast originals for free on spotify for more information on Nibiru amongst many sources we used. We found sins novel. Twelfth Planet extremely helpful to our research not only does spotify already. Have all of your favorite music by now? Spotify is making it easier for you to enjoy. All of your favorite podcast originals. Like conspiracy theories for free from your phone desktop or smart speaker to stream conspiracy theories on spotify. Just open the APP tap browse and type conspiracy theories in the search bar until then remember. The truth. Isn't always the best story. And the official story isn't always the truth. Conspiracy theories was created by Max Cutler and is a podcast studios original executive producers include Maxon Ron Cutler sound design by one Boorda with production assistance by Ron Shapiro Carleen Madden and Travis Clark. This episode of Conspiracy. 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The Technological Singularity Pt. 2
"Your alarm clock goes off your muscles twitch you send an electronic signal to your mechanical hand telling it to hit snooze again and again finally you can't bear it anymore. You wrench yourself out of bed. The gear in your left elbow squeaks as you get dressed you make a mental note to service it when you have the chance. The data core in your brain sets an alarm to remind you you deploy wheels from your shins and write them down the hall to your kitchen. The food synthesizer is already hard at work. Making you breakfast. Finally the complex machinery produces a stack of crisp fluffy. Pancakes has your organic stomach. Absorbs the food. And you're mostly mechanical body. You remember you have a meeting with a manager from an international branch today at work Farsi automatically downloads into your brain to make the conversation easier. You hand the dirty plate to sink. The dishwasher grabs it and begins to scrub you. Move to go outside when something unusual happens. The door doesn't open you attempt to activate it with your usual voice commands but the normally responsive microphone doesn't Reply Arrhythmic. Clicking begins behind you slowly. Turn all of your household appliances have started to move in your direction. Fear Grips your gut. Your first thought is what's happening your brain answers for you. You've always known this was coming somewhere in a secret part of you. Untouched by technology. Your deepest. Fear has realized itself. You think I am the ghost in the machine and it is now time for the exorcism welcome to conspiracy theories a podcast original every Wednesday. We dig into the complicated stories behind the world's most controversial events in search for the truth. I'm Molly Brandenburg. And I'm Carter Roy. And neither of us are conspiracy theorists but we are open minded skeptical and curious. Don't get US wrong sometimes. The official version is the truth. But sometimes it's not you can find episodes of conspiracy theories and all other park asked originals for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts to stream conspiracy theories for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type conspiracy theories in the search bar at park cast. We're grateful for you our listeners. You allow us to do what we love. Let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at podcast and twitter at podcast network? This is our second episode on the Technological Singularity conspiracy theory that our own technology will soon become so advanced it will exceed our control and take over the world destroying humanity in the process and perhaps using our own bodies to do it last week we broke down the scientific framework behind the concept of singularity and the history of the development of artificial intelligence including robotics and what barriers stand between modern specialized by and Agi or artificial general intelligence. We've made enormous strides in the development of intelligent machines but officially the technological singularity is a long way off some computer scientists. Even think it will never happen. This week will dive into the conspiracy theories about how the technological singularity could actually play out or if it's already begun conspiracy theory number one. Artificial General Intelligence will lead to a violent machine uprising. Ending in humanity's extinction in. That battle may have already begun. But you don't know about it. Thanks to a government cover-up conspiracy number. Two machines are poised to replace us in the workplace leading to a post capitalist utopia the only thing standing in the way of a life of leisure is a public distrust of AI. Distrust planted by politicians and CEOS trying to manipulate the common people for Political and financial gain conspiracy theory number three wealthy elites will use a enhancements to become ultra cyborgs and create a harsh caste system. Poor humans without robotic enhancements will be forced into a servant class. It sounds like a dystopia and fiction but this theory might have the most weight of all in nineteen sixty five. A robotics engineer named Dr Gordon Moore observed that every few years the complexity and processing power of computers doubled at the same time. The price of computers decreased in spite of their continued advancement. More theorized. That computer science would follow this. Exponential model for the next century breakthroughs would happen at an increasingly rapid pace while the cost would regularly decrease until everyone had a supercomputer in their pockets. Three years later more co-founded Intel. His model became known as Moore's law and turned out to be an accurate predictor of technological progression. If extrapolated to the future Moore's law predicts that by twenty thirty computer processors will exceed the computational power of the human brain an event known as the technological singularity. There is some controversy as to whether Moore's law is a self fulfilling prophecy since Dr Moore was a leading figure in the industry until he left Intel in nineteen ninety seven. It was in his best interest to treat. Moore's law as a deadline instead of a hypothesis. All of our conspiracy theories hinge on the singularity happening so for this episode. We'll treat Moore's law as accurate. The theories are less about whether intelligent machines can be built and more about what will happen once they are if they haven't been built already. The most popular notion is our first conspiracy theory. Once machines gained SINTON's they will rise up in a human versus robots war in completely obliterate humanity as for what this looks like. Conspiracy theorist look no further than science-fiction blockbuster. Films like the Matrix or the terminator explore a future world where humans have to fight against sentient machines in the terminator. The antagonist Skynet is a super intelligence that plays against humanity like it is playing chess in these films. America spells the world's downfall by fully automating. Their nuclear defense systems once activated the advanced Skynet. Ai Decides that humanity is the greatest danger to its existence so paradoxically it decides to destroy the world and while this example is from a movie astrophysicist. Stephen Hawking believed this was a very real possibility in an interview with BBC. He explained his fears. Hawking's assertion was that following Moore's law and a I could improve itself far faster than humans who are limited by biological evolution thus the creation would quickly outpace its human creators and become the dominant intelligent form on the planet. Hawking argued in a I would have little trouble connecting to the Internet and effectively hacking every developed societies government or commerce and since a super intelligent. Hey I could think millions of times faster than humans. From the moment we switched it on. We would have already lost again. That's very theoretical. But in March two thousand sixteen Microsoft released an eye into the world and almost immediately lost control of it the way I was a chat Bot called Tay a chat. Bot is an AI designed to carry on human life conversations learning from users input. We discussed an early example of this last week when we explored the first chat. Bot ELISA ELISA DETECTED IN REPEATED. Key PHRASES TO SIMULATE CONVERSATION. Tae designed with a similar directive. However in today's case the AI learned the wrong lessons from the wrong people. Within twenty four hours Tae was spouting hate speech political slander in even comparing its detractors. To Hitler on Microsoft had to shut it down out of embarrassment due to its programming. -Tay would always repeat what it was told. Even if what it learned was hateful. It had no filter for upsetting or defamatory language by simply following. Its programming tame moved far beyond. Its Creator's intentions. Well that's the real issue with a robot. Uprising may sound like something out of a cheesy be sci-fi movie but it doesn't depend on evil scientists or bond villains just a string of code. That's too imprecise were objective. That's too ambiguous Lee worded. And you're innocent. Robots perpetrating evil about tweeting. Hate speech is annoying. Perhaps even troubling. But it's easy to avoid. If you just stay off its feed the stakes get much higher however when you consider the ways. Artificial intelligence is being used in the military in February two thousand eighteen journalists Linda Moulton. Howe gave a shocking public statement at the consciousness of life. Expo her talk focused on the dangers. Inherent in a development to illustrate the urgency she referenced a recent robot massacre which she alleged had been covered up according to how in the summer of two thousand seventeen for Japanese military combat robots went rogue and shot the scientists who were working in their factory. Twenty engineers were killed in the onslaught. The survivors managed to deactivate or disable three of the four killer. Androids before they could shut down the fourth. It downloaded remote instructions on how to repair itself. It continued the attack. How didn't address? How the scientists were able to stop the last eight or if they ever did ordinarily a disaster like this would lead to a reevaluation of safety protocols or the program might be scrapped entirely but the Japanese government felt immense pressure to stay at the cutting edge of weapons technology so instead the authorities covered up the violent attack as how explained during her address her CIA inform and told her. This is serious stuff Linda. You're not going to hear about this in the news before we go further. We should discuss house credentials. She had a roughly two decade career as a journalist but by the late nineteen eighties or ninety S. How became a dedicated conspiracy theorist today she's most famous as a UFOLOGIST? Who has made numerous claims about alien abductions and visitors from parallel dimensions? We should also note that how gave very few details about this. Supposed robot massacre which made her claims nearly impossible to verify. She didn't say the name of the factory. Where the killings took place nor did she give any identifying information about her alleged source. She didn't even describe the killer. Robots or what their intended purpose was on. That doesn't mean the murder of twenty nine. Japanese scientists definitely didn't happen. It just means we have to treat it with a grain of silicon but just because a violent uprising isn't happening right now. That doesn't mean it will never happen. And in our efforts to keep robots down we might accidentally be radicalizing them to turn on their masters coming up. We'll explore whether the way we treat robots actually makes them more dangerous. This episode is brought to you by the completely reimagined. Twenty twenty four to escape not too long ago. Driving seemed a lot simpler. Streets were less congested. And there were fewer distractions on the road. Nowadays a million different things are constantly fighting for our attention. 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Flowers actually takes a deep dive into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world's most bizarre true crime occurrences each week. She'll dig into a different crime or mystery where the most fitting theory isn't always the most conventional from exorcisms to unsolved murders to alien abductions. Ashley will take on. The tails challenge the unexplained dissect the facts with a heavy helping skepticism and rationale. So are you ready to get to the bottom of history's most peculiar events? Follow supernatural with Ashley. Flowers free on spotify. Or wherever? You get your podcasts and now back to the story. Although it's unlikely that the Japanese government is covering up an ongoing robot uprising. Many people still fear were on an inevitable path to an extinction level war between humans and machines and no one in power is stopping it. The fears are so strong. They influence how ordinary people see. Artificial INTELLIGENCE WILL TAKE HITCH. Bought a robot designed to hitchhike across the country. The creators left in Boston with the hopes that it would reach San Francisco through a chain of good Samaritans unfortunately hitch pot. Never made it beyond the east coast. It was smashed to pieces outside of Philadelphia though acts of vandalism or not uncommon. This one pointed the motives of the crime or unknown. But it seems likely that it was committed by someone with a hostile attitude towards robots. If hit spot had been equipped with a I think as a human does such an act would be more than property destruction. It would be outright assault into learning. Ai One with artificial general intelligence would figure out how to defend itself as part of completing a mission if hitchcock had learned to fight back might have made it to San Francisco and might have left a trail of blood across the country. Luckily it can't and it didn't but it brings us to an interesting point within the robot uprising conspiracy theory humanity's survival may depend on our ability to treat a is well. There's even an organization focused on protecting intelligent programs the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to robots though the existence of the. Aspca are may seem silly. They make a valid point. If machines should gain intelligence. They need to be treated with the same. Respect is people and animals. They're thinking may be way ahead of its time. Machines never learned cruelty from us. We'll never have a reason to fight them. But it's not only future minded activists who care about this issue. Take Doctor David. Hanson a leading robotics developer and founder of Hanson robotics. He's predicted robots will have civil rights by two thousand forty-five of course. This is a fairly self-serving prediction since his robot. Sophia is the same robot who was given citizenship in Saudi Arabia on. Fortunately this honor might have been a bit hasty in two thousand sixteen when Hanson asked his creation whether she would want to destroy all humans. She replied simply. Okay I will destroy. Humans clearly. Hansen didn't mean to give Sophia the idea of an AI revolution but unintended behavior in robotics is such a common occurrence that we have to be careful about the inputs. We give our machines just like Microsoft's Tae repeating hate speech on twitter violence in in hospitality could trigger a war for supremacy. But is that likely? Let's evaluate conspiracy theory number one on a scale of one to ten ten. Means we find the theory very likely while one means. We don't buy it as for the question of whether a I is on the verge of violent uprising. I'd rated a five out of ten. It's possible that someday humanity will create killer robots with the ability to overthrow us. But that's still a long way off and it's definitely not happening now and as far as the Japanese government covering up past robot uprisings. I'd give that a two out of ten while Linda. How story is intriguing. It's not credible. And there aren't any other witnesses or similar events tobacco up slopes rated Linda House story as falls and I have to agree. I'd give that one out of ten. A violent uprising though isn't impossible so I'm ranking it. Four out of ten computer programs have a way of evolving out of hand. Like what happened with the Chat Bot Tae? It seems possible that a poorly programmed weapon system could turn on humanity and I'm not sure have much of a promising future after that and that's not just true in the military sphere automation is reshaping our economy leading many to wonder if their jobs will be obsolete. But maybe the threat in the scenario isn't the artificial intelligence itself but the politicians and engineers who set the narrative around it. This brings us to conspiracy theory number two. Our technology will outpace US then over time. Replace every human employees in the workforce but unlike most conspiracy theories. This notion doesn't have to be all doom and gloom. A mechanical workforce might bring a more Utopian society a society that some powerful figures are actively fighting against automation is a source of anxiety for people in all manner of workplaces jobs in factories. Farms and construction are constantly at risk of being made irrelevant by technology. In many blue-collar employees fear. They don't have the skills to find a new vocation. Meanwhile robotics is a terrifyingly lucrative business. There are fourteen multibillion dollar independent corporations that provide automation systems worldwide the include Siemens Emerson and Ab group all of whom are fighting tooth and nail to innovate for businesses. These companies grow their revenue by hundreds of millions of dollars every year. And with each new breakthrough they make more jobs are put at risk on the surface. It should be a positive thing that there are fewer people doing menial tasks or hard labor a layoff blue-collar worker can theoretically move onto more fulfilling ventures however in reality there are fewer jobs according to a two thousand nineteen report from the Metropolitan Policy Program. America's manufacturing sector has doubled its output since nineteen eighty-four but with only two thirds as many workers. The final third was replaced by machines. The same report shows that roughly one hundred and forty five million. American jobs are at risk in the near future due to automation. Other reviews have reached varied conclusions as to how people would be impacted. The most alarming was an Oxford University. Study in two thousand thirteen that posited that forty seven percent of jobs carry some risk of automation in the near future. Even jobs traditionally seen as skilled face a risk. Recent advances have created a robot that can find veins and draw blood better than many nurses. And who's to say the text voice technology inside Siri and Alexa couldn't eventually host a podcast. When you consider losing your own job it has real wait. The Oxford report further explains that one of the big reasons that robots are at an advantage is that they do not have personal lives a machine working at a Tesla factory can build car after car after car until it breaks without any need for lunch. Bathroom breaks or vacations because humans need sleep food and social lives. We are a massive disadvantage. It's no wonder automation is so concerning to so many people and yet according to an article by Noah Smith published on Bloomberg. There's nothing to fear from a is in the professional world for one thing. Automation doesn't necessarily mean. Specific jobs will go away. It only means that certain functions can be completed by machines for instance bank teller still exist alongside. Atm's and driverless cars still need human on board for safety and of course there's always a need for engineers and computer scientists to build and improve these machines. According to Smith the sorts jobs that get automated are typically low. Skilled low paid professions but each time a factory or data entry gig is eliminated a new high skilled high. Paying position appears the advent of working. Robots doesn't spell an end to the world's economy but rather a shift to better compensated and more fulfiled workers. In fact countries with high amounts of automation like Germany South Korea and Japan have seen drops in unemployment rates in specific companies within the United States implemented new technologies average salaries increased in those regions even low end salaries sawn uptick best of all this economic. Boom is unlikely to result in inflation. Smith notes that high quality consumer goods can be made cheaply without a human labor force meaning. The average consumer will not only make more money. But they'll be able to stretch their dollars. Further and an economic boom could fund government policies like universal basic income which would allow those laid off workers to pursue their passions instead of being tied to a forty hour workweek. It all sounds rather utopian which makes us wonder why so. Many people are frightened of job automation. According to a two thousand eighteen pew research poll half of all Americans worry that new technology will make their profession obsolete sixty percent of poll respondents. Who were located in ten different nations? Read the Job. Laws would contribute to economic inequality and seventy five percent worried that laid off employees would have a hard time. Finding a new career lose are in direct opposition to what the data says will happen with increased automation. So where do these concerns come from? Maybe anxious employees are worried. Because that's how they're told to feel. The News is certainly full. Alarmist statements from tech executives and politicians denouncing automation and. Few of those critics have been as outspoken as billionaire Ilan. Musk he's well. Situated to weigh in on New Technology. He's the founder of paypal. Tesla and SPACEX among other ventures and an accomplished computer programmer. Mosque makes the headlines frequently with his doom filled predictions about ai in two thousand fourteen. He called it humanities biggest existential threat. He's frequently advocated for stricter government regulations on AI development regulations. That haven't yet made it into law. He's also made claims about advanced computers. That are a bit eyebrow raising at the new establishment summit and two thousand fourteen. Musk mused aloud that there was a possibility that all of existence was merely a computer simulation. All our lives and everything we know is just code like in the Matrix conveniently. There's no way to test hypothesis from within our alleged to computer simulation setting aside the more outlandish theories musk is clearly deeply opposed to the development of AI. And he's not alone. Kevin Roose with the New York Times noted that automation is so unpopular. Many CEOS are reluctant to speak favorably about it in public for fear of backlash. It's here that we see an odd set of contradictory principles. Automation CAN IMPROVE PEOPLE'S JOB security economic power and overall quality of life. But it's so widely feared elite. Ceos and politicians on both sides of the aisle used the specter of automation to scare their constituents into voting. A certain way so our politicians and technocrats overstating the dangers of AI. In order to exert social control feels pretty unlikely for one thing. The statistics about the benefits of automation are pretty sparse. The technologies are just too new and too untested for anyone to say for sure whether they'll help or hinder humanity in the long run. It's possible that people in power are voicing sincere. Well argued concerns and the concerns. Extend Beyond Job laws like we discussed in our first conspiracy theory workplace. Robots could exhibit unintended behaviors. Making dangerous consumer products or a truly intelligent program. Might decided doesn't want to be exploited in an office or factory and push back against its employers even more insidiously an AA. I could use the products. It manufactures to its advantage with addictive APPs. Self driving cars end even sex. Robots a malicious. Ai would have plenty of tools at its disposal to manipulate the human population. What better way to take over the world than distract your opponent as you slowly wrest control from their hands. If an controls everything about our society we are virtually powerless to stop it an A. I. That's fully integrated into the workforce could turn on humanity or it could eliminate the need for labor altogether at this point. There's truly no way to know but I'm pretty confident that there's no elite cabal of politicians and businessmen actively trying to prevent an automated utopia. So I'm giving this theory three out of ten. I agree but the finer details are still up for debate. Especially the role. Sentient machines could play in the workplace. And the core of this theory is based in truth. Machines are improving and they are replacing people in the professional sphere. So I'm giving it a slightly higher score of four out of ten of course this and our first conspiracy theory. We're both predicated on the idea that people and machines were in competition. Our last conspiracy theory considers this issue differently will explore whether humanity will be assimilated by a and future people will become human machine hybrids while technological enhancement could help us overcome sickness or injury it also might contribute to an oppressive class system and maybe the doom of mankind as a whole coming up we discussed the implications of human machine integration and what that might mean for the future of our species and now back to the story for generations. Humanity has been making machines to assist us in our daily lives as they improve. They seem to offer more awards to their creators yet. They also come with greater risks. So far we've discussed whether a I could rise up against US and destroy humanity or replace us in the workforce destroying our job prospects. We also considered that the fear of robots stealing our jobs could simply be something politicians and technocrats want you to believe as a way to gain power. These theories both treat a as as a separate entity from humanity and a potential competitor for global dominance. Like how Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens competed in prehistory. Although neanderthals are now extinct. Most modern people have some neanderthal insists. Dna Our ancestors didn't wipe out our opponents. We merged into something new and maybe biological people in mechanical robots will come together in a similar way. The possibility feels pretty far off a branch supervisor at Johns Hopkins. University's Applied Physics Laboratory stated that an intelligent collaborative a. I would not be something that happens. Overnight who told the hill robots right now or artificial intelligence right now is really good at pattern recognition but taking those patterns to the next step in making sense of them. They're still not there yet. On the other hand humans excel at analyzing data and drawing conclusions which means we offer computers. Something they don't have which brings us to conspiracy theory number three humans and technology will merge to become a super species the concept known as Trans Humanism isn't anything new philosophers writers and scientists have been theorising about it for over a hundred years arguing that humanity can seize the reins of our own evolution using technology to enhance our abilities as a species. The movement is already in progress today. Cochlear IMPLANTS SIMULATE HEARING DEATH PEOPLE PACEMAKERS regulate heartbeats artificial legs helped the paralyzed walk. All of these are modern examples of how we as humans have used technology to improve our bodies and when we can fix ourselves like. We're fine tuning a car. How long until we START MORE RADICAL UPGRADES? Where's the line between colored contact lenses and computerized lenses that can translate foreign languages not everyone sees Trans Humanism? In a positive light some believe trans humanism signifies a new dark age or even that Trans Humanism might bring about the extinction of humanity. According to this theory scientists will soon be able to create cybernetic Lee enhanced. Humans they may be able to design new robotic body parts helping people overcome disease injury or even the ravages of old age. Unfortunately this amazing technology would be incredibly expensive. They claimed the cost will create a new social order. Where only the rich and powerful can afford to be upgraded to superhumans those. Who couldn't pay for the enhancements would essentially become an inferior species forever under the rule of the upper class. It's not that far fetched. We already use technology as status symbols. Think of people who always have the latest model cell phones or cars whether someone's working off their laptop at starbucks or wearing air pods on the train you can immediately identify the haves and the have nots. The more expensive innovations we create the larger that gap will become. There's a fear that this might lead to the enslavement of ordinary biological humans or future where every baby born is given cybernetic. Implants the Trans humanist possibilities extend beyond modifications to the human body consider mind uploading or the idea that people will be able to store their thoughts memories and personalities on a computer thereby conquering mortality Ray Kurzweil director of engineering at Google has theorized that mind uploading could be achieved as early as twenty forty five. The possibility opens the floodgates of many debates moral ethical political and even theological but perhaps the creepiest thing is what experts. Refer to as digital immortality if someone is uploaded to a computer. They'll die because they're not confined to a body. Even if the computer itself is damaged or breaks a digital consciousness can be transferred as easily as sending a file over email. If the rich and powerful could be uploaded. They'd be able to hold onto their authority for more than a lifetime. However there's no present technology that comes close to the scope of what mind uploading would require instead. Most of what can do with. Machines is an exaggeration or amplification of things. People have always done that. Said a Trans Huma singularity doesn't necessarily mean that humanity has to change our bodies or become more machine like it may focus solely on enhancing the Brain Verner Vinci the author who coined the term technological singularity saw a future where humans harnessed the power of technology and used it for upgrades Vinci theorized future involving IRA or intelligence augmentation. The idea that humans could use computers to achieve what he called a form of super humanity. Such power is about more than designing a new computer chip. It involves tampering with our own evolution. The theory goes beyond cochlear implants or robotic fingers. It involves putting silicon computer processing chips inside our brains with hardware in our bodies. We could do all of the amazing things we do on phones and laptops without the risk of breaking the screen or accidentally putting it in the washing machine while the science. Isn't there yet. Researchers have proven that this technology is theoretically possible. Many in the field are actively working on connecting humans to machines despite all his criticisms of a Yulon mosque owns a company devoted to this technology called neuro link in two thousand nineteen must claimed he was able to connect a monkey's brain to a computer and the primate could control the machine using his mind however they are still far away from linking the human brain to a computer as for the claim that win. These cybernetic advancements arrive. The ruling class will create a new social order with them sitting at top authors. Zoltan Istvan thinks. That's unlikely in a vice article is to von agreed that at first the wealthy would be the only ones able to afford enhancements but that would change very quickly he said in twenty years time artificial hearts will likely be affordable just like cellphones which were once unaffordable to almost everyone in the nineteen eighties can now even be found in some poor villages in Africa. It's consistent with Moore's law which states that computer technology is advancing at an exponential rate matched only by the steep decline in. Its cost so although we're a long way away from a fully Trans Humanist Society if we eventually get their likely won't be apocalyptic given all this. I'm reading this theory. Two out of ten extending or improving the quality of people's lives with. Ai is clearly an achievable goal. But in spite of all of the amazing breakthroughs in medical technology the brain still remains too complex to directly interface with a computer even when we are able to crack the human brain. Moore's law proves that one group won't have the ability to significantly outclass. Everyone else when the technology arrives everyone will be able to afford it. However that does put the theory that humans will make heavy use of intelligence augmentation higher in my book so I'm ranking that part of the theory seven out of ten though. I may not live to see it happen of all the theories. We've discussed the most likely seems to be conspiracy theory number one that humans will create a machine able to fight. Us possibly putting ourselves in danger of being killed by the robots we create but again the chances of this are up in the air. It's in our hands to make sure something like that doesn't occur by. Teaching A is respect in peace rather than war and aggression. We know of the dangers in half to be mindful of them and with that said even the most optimistic predictions of human level. I are still decades away. Experts are divided on whether a truly intelligent machine can even be built for now. You're far more likely to be killed by his self driving car with an error in its human-made programming then by a sentient robot. You take anything away from this discussion. Let it be this. You should not fear the singularity Google Engineer Ray Kurzweil compares computer technology to fire. It can do incredible damage but without it our species would have stagnated long before we started to build complex machines. Technology is a tool. And the most you can do is educate yourself on the tools you have. There's no getting rid of AI. But for now the best computer in the world is still your brain Thanks for tuning in to conspiracy. Theories will be back Wednesday with a new episode. You can find all episodes of conspiracy theories. 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Creating Pillar Content You Can Repurpose | Ep. 126
"Zone Everyone this week we're talking about developing pillar content for your brand were business, check it out. In a world where advertising is ignored. Businesses exposed. And the only constant is change. How do you build a brand that matters? Welcome to brands on brands on brands owned for those who think different and push their boundaries. This is where branding that matters leaves. Now, here's your host Brandenburg. Meyer. Hey. Hey. What's up welcome to brands on brands on brands? I'm Brandon. Burke Meyer, your personal marketing coach, and I believe that building a brand that matters is the only way for business to thrive. Tomorrow. Thank you for tuning in each week as we bring to you marketing thought leadership from the best speakers and authors on Marketing in the business and also bring you some solo deep dives from yours truly into the marketing questions that you guys have and we've been. Diving into content marketing lately. So today will be doing that again specifically around how to develop your pillar content and why it's important. So before we get into that WanNa let you guys know that if this is your first time, make sure to go to brands on brands, dot com and check out our resources are guides and get to know the brand a little bit and if you are interested in building your brand with content, advise you check out our episode. One twenty-one on developing your content marketing strategy, and that's at brands on brands dot com forward slash one twenty-one. So check out if you get a chance as always if you are interested in getting the notes from today's show, you can go brands, brands, dot com for slash notes L. give the four most recent shows worth of notes that you can download to your computer for you to access. So with that being said, let's jump into the show. On vk. All, right. Let's get into it. Today we are talking about pillar content and how to develop that for your brand specifically I wanted to talk today about why you need pillar content and which platforms you should be thinking about using for Your Business and let's start with the why why should we be creating pillar content for our brands and what we mean by pillar content is content that is long form something that is living within either a blog or a podcast or a youtube video of some sort. Something that is thirty forty minutes something that has longer form so that you can then use that and cut it down over time into other pieces but it's this the main cornerstone piece of things you want to create your big ideas and let's talk about why this is the kind of content that's important for us to create as opposed to just creating short form content. So there's three reasons in my mind that our great reasons why pillar content is critical to any content creator in their content marketing strategy. And the first reason is that it's a content engine. The second is at its authority builder, and the third is that it's a growth tool. I'll talk about this briefly, and then we'll talk about the individual platforms including the blogs, the Youtube Za podcast of the world and even social media and their roles. But let's go through these reasons quickly. So for a content engine, a pillar content allows you to not just create one episode but that long-form material allows you to better deep dive into solutions and go in depth on a topic that people have questions about that is. Your topic of interest and when you can deep dive like that or talk about trends, whatever it is, you now have created something that is a repurposing foundation that you can use over time. It's not just forty pieces of random content. It is four pieces of content that you can create that can be divided into forty pieces of content. Let's not create as much. Every day is we need to, let's create three four things that then can turn into all the content you need for your business. So it repurposing foundation and it allows for deeper dive solutions. The last thing is. Hiller contents the kind of thing that people can keep looking for and keep finding if it's written, the right way can continue to serve people that asked the same questions over time over and over again, you will always have an answer 'cause you've answered it in an evergreen long form content format. So that's the first piece and everyone needs a content engine. You need somewhere where you can go create once a week and that be the. Thing that drives the daily and Multiple Times a day posts across all the other platforms you need something that you can just create once and use forty times. The second reason why pillar console important is that it's an authority builder we're talking about the thought leadership, the becoming known for things that you need in your business. It's hard to become a thought leader if you don't have any kind of catalogue of the things that you stand. For the common things that you believe your shared perspective. If you haven't captured all of that, then it's hard for people to start to know you are knowledgeable in that subject. So as an authority builder, it's the kind of thing that when you are out there in the world and you are starting to share your knowledge, you can say we'll go to my show. If you WANNA hear episode thirteen, you can hear what my thoughts were. On that topic that you asked about, se- start to have every question in a particular field answered because you've cataloged and now that's building the leadership part of energy. You're using your voice over and over and over again within long form platform, you start to develop the consistency in terms of delivering the same message over and over that will become the thing you're known for all in terms of authority builder it's not just this catalogue of. Ideas but it's searchable kind of thing that when people look for it, they can find your ideas because you've cataloged it in a way that searchable and also become social proof when you start to become known for something people ask if you want to become a speaker if you want to go on a show and guest somewhere or if they're just looking to do business with you, it's social proof to be able to say you were. The host of this show you are the author of this body of work and you have proof now that you have put thought into these things in that, you're not just posting short things on the Internet and the last piece of content. So important is it's a growth tool. It is long-term Seo value that when you're creating something, you're putting out there long form content, the most used search engines in the world are Google and Youtube. which is also by Google, and though form of did they prefer is long term blog posts. So long term long form verbal content written content, and that long-form written content is indexed by Google and searchable, and the same thing is true with youtube that long form video content serves is served up well to the audiences that are on Youtube. So if you want to grow long-term term and have SEO value you have to continue to push. Content that has long form into the blogs and video channels and podcast so that you can be found and it doesn't just happen with one. PC. Needed multiple pieces of on a long form content to get there, and then another growth will because as you start to develop people that subscribe to a pillar piece of content format like a podcast or youtube channel once they are subscribed there now notified when you have new content that is released. You might start with one subscriber or ten or one hundred, and they stay, and then everything when you add in over time just is added on top of that as opposed to certain things that are shorter form where they might see you once in the never see you again and it's a list builder. Most of these pillar pieces of content can be places where you embed the things that entice people to want to give you their information to join their list, and it's for free. So just wanted to. Talk, about why pillar content. So important, and now we're going to dive into the individual platforms themselves. In the role of these channels. You know I, hear people say a lot. You should just focus on one channel be great at that one channel and I, agree with that for as a starting point, the, you need to be primary creator in one channel and pick the channel that you can use that you're comfortable with that flows best for you. Now, obviously, I'm a big fan of podcasts. I, have a podcast. A podcast is going to serve me and my business long-term if it's the only place where my business and my content lives. So let's talk about the other formats and we'll go through them one by one. The first is blogs. I'll start here because it's the one that's been around the longest and the things that blogs are good at the role of blogs is they are great at things like step by step education were you need to explain to someone all the things you need to do in order with? Any to keep referencing back to that thing to get through the entire process of doing something it's great for links to other sources. You're sitting down reading log on a computer. It's great to be able to click a link and Goto an item that's been referenced right there while you're sitting there trying to figure it all out. It's a great source for capturing leads because while you're on a blog on a website, you can ask someone to download something and give you their information. They're they're active engaging can do that. It's great for downloading content because while you're there, you can give them things right away that they can put on their computer. It's great for purchase funnels. In other words, it's great for putting landing pages and sales pages places where people might want to. They might be interested in your product and you need to convert them. It's a great place to put that and because they're ready to take action and it can act while they're there and it's a great audience growth Tovia search like we talk about a blog is. The number one place where you can be searched other than you too, and it takes a long time to develop authority in a particular topic. But the long term answer to consistent non-paid traffic is to become great at developing content via blog. So what's the blog knock it well, and people might argue with me on these things but compared to the other channels engagement is lower. You know there's not immediate interactively with blogs. The comments are usually far and few between. So engagements not right there because you're there to read. More passer you're taking it in and you can take action, but it's not something you're reacting to and providing comments on, and then there's less personality although, yes, you can write with personality. You're not going to get as much personalities. You'RE GONNA get by watching a video or listening to a channel. You can hear that person's voice and tone and all of that. It's also not great. For recurring readership, you know subscribing to a blogging is less active. Subscribing to a blog is less active than a youtube channel or a podcast will be in terms of them. Actually looking for that show every week because you're unfortunately subscribe to a blog, it's now going to be sent to people's emails and you're now buried amongst other emails. So everyone can take advantage of emails but. That's just in terms of someone who's constantly consuming your content if to go to multiple steps there and let's jump to youtube for a second here can I know all these things are debatable but this is my approach in my view on these things. So Youtube is great at live engagement you. If you are in any kind of video general live engagement, you can do lives at. Our broadcast on Youtube and on the social video channels. Let's kind of tie some of those together. The ideas is what is video good for tweet for demonstration where you can actually show people your screen and take them through things. You WanNA show them there. Then they're in its own way, it's good but in other ways like a blog might be better if you need to slow. Down and read the things and look at the link. So it's a different type of teaching. It's great for short education where you need to get through something quickly a how to that you just want to figure out Mike three to five minutes. It's great for that screen for one time knowledge you just want to solve one thing. It's great for person live interviews where you are. Showing up and you are at the same place as someone you've great lighting a great stage. It's a very visual medium and that's where you want to really make that shine. It's great personality. It's great for showing people who you are. They see your face, they see the the emotions and if you can if you are passionate person the energy, it's great for demonstrating that and it's Great again for audience growth via search, it might take a long time for you to compete because there are so many youtube videos out there just like there are so many blogs out there. It's it takes time to develop a high ranking because you're competing against literally everyone but long-term if you can stay at it, it's a great place to be found what it is not good. At I would say, in my opinion, I'd rather not watch zoom interview on Youtube I'd Rather Watch a nice produced interview and listen to interview on a podcast either way. So that's me and then long education I think if when things turned to the need to be like an hour or something like that or multiple hours with of education I'd rather not wash them on a youtube video. That comes across better in a blog or if you want to listen to multiple things in a podcast, you can do that. Also recurring viewership is tough. Obviously, people subscribe to Youtube channels, but being a subscriber doesn't necessarily mean that you're watching those shows all the time I it's doesn't people are there more searching for one off things than watching their favorite shows every week minus two like one or two best players in the game, and then on the go youtube obviously and blog also not good on the go you can't be driving or working out or doing other things on the go and watching or reading something. So that's tough. That's a limitation of those platforms. PODCAST and I'll I'll preface by saying, this is not a Wu. Let's go podcasts episode. This is a everything has advantages and disadvantages episode, and there's reasons why you should be leveraging all of them. So podcasts is the things that I've enjoyed about podcast is that they are longer. It's great for longer form education where we talk about concepts high level concepts, and you can continue to give people new nuance to the things you're trying to teach every week. It's great for recurring listenership. Again, as you have a subscriber, those subscribers tend to listen to each episode and come back each week if they like the content and they can also be dive and binged content if. They're there and they're in that mindset and a lot of podcasts, and you know they tend to be thirty minutes to an hour and most people listening listened to the whole thing, which is a lot longer than a lot of the other platforms zoom interviews. I think interviews are great thing to listen to not every interview on a WanNa Watch and especially, if it's zoom interview, it gets a little boring to watch the listening to them though you it becomes very engaging and you can do that while you're doing other things on the go. Also one time short education is great for podcast to you want a couple of quick hits on tips to solve something you. Bring some an expert on or you talk about yourself, you can give people some some great answers pretty quickly, and then personality just like video personality can come through pretty well with your voice versus the written word. So it's great for that and then thought leadership It's a great place to easily get your thoughts out and into a recorded fashion so that you can capture all these ideas you have that might be harder for you to write down or for you to set up in, you know put on camera if you're not comfortable on camera. So great for that things that podcast not great at live engagement is tough for podcast. We don't know who's listening. No. Way. For you to interact with the the podcast you within the format demonstrations tough I can't show you things within my podcast. I can't show you a video or show your I'm clicking or take you willing to another page whatever it is. So demonstrations tough. To other sources tough. I can tell you to go to something but if you're on the gold listening to this you go and that thing immediately and lead capture is tough. So it's hard to say he listeners go in go to this website and download my thing because it's hard for people to WanNa take action or remember to take action in the moment if they're not sitting at a computer the last one. On this audience growth and search is tough for PODCASTS, there's a lot of podcasts out there not as many as youtube channels and blogs but finding people to listen to your show is tough and searched. There's no natural search engine for podcasts that works well, obviously, you can find chosen I tunes or Google play or spotify, but those are not as powerful as highlighting your content as Google is doing for youtube ban. For Google Search and I think that just has to do with the amount of people are actually searching for things on the platforms. So the all three of those platforms have their advantages disadvantages. What I like about podcasts is in terms of creating content for me. It's the fastest form of content me cranking out an episode on a podcast happens very quickly. I don't need to cameras I just need to turn the. MIC ON I don't need to sit down and write I can talk much faster than I can write in thirty minutes of talking. I. Can crank out five thousand words of written material. So that would take hours if always writing it, you know there are some limitations to get it edited and transcribed but at the end of the day picking one platform to start with and then figuring out how do you then redistributed? Is What I would say the advices. So for me, I like starting with hot cast I think it's valuable to have the advantages of youtube and have the advantages of a blog. So for me I say, once you figured out your podcast and all the systems you're doing for that, try to venture out and say, okay, how do I take this podcast and create video out of it people would watch and that might take some. Work to figure out how you do that, and then for a blog, I would say take the transcript of your show and find out how you can convert that into matere that people would actually read work on both of these making a good enough to read and making a good enough to watch is going to take some innovative thinking in some some work. But for me the power to create that quickly is the power of podcasting. If your youtube or you'll have similar challenges you might be able to distribute pull off from that and create a podcast. It won't sound as good analyst, get it edited but the quality of the microphone won't be as good. You might be able to pull a transcript from it, but the way you're creating the show may not lend itself to non visual mediums like writing or podcasting. You might be demonstrating things with your hands and with video. And they don't just translate podcast directly because you didn't create you created with the additional element of video. So if you have something is reliant on video, it doesn't translate. So if you're using all the best features of video, you might lose those trying to translate them to the other format. So everything will have its limitations, and then also it takes might take you a long time to try to create a video. So it's slower in terms of. Production, and if you're starting with a blog again, I would recommend you try to get that blog and turn it into a podcast Hernan video. But now you have to actually physically record an extra something taking the written part is the hardest to convert because you. Still you can't just add a voice to a blog, and if you do is like robotic and you can't just create video either so that for me the hardest and everything can transcribe. And created into a blog or you can once you've written the blog, I you have to go in and you read it but at least will have something to read. That is the foundation for the thing you're talking about. So everything will have its advantages and disadvantages. My point is if you want the advantage of each one, if you want the impact of video and the search ability of video and you want the engagement of podcast a long-term. listenership and the easiness to create and you want the discover ability of a blog and the ability to create links and drive people to your lead magnets and to create people like bring them into your your world and your email list. She wanted the advantage of all of them. You need to use all three and find a way to nick the content freely from one platform to the next. So that's what I would say is your second phase. Of creating pillar content isn't just create one thing and never do anything else. It's creature wanting to get good at it, and then find a way to become good at the other pillars as well, and eventually you might have to create individually for all three I. Don't the Gift Start there, but you might have to start moving towards that. If you want, you get your systems figured out last thing I'll touch on his social media I didn't mention. It, because to me, it's not a platform in and of itself it's not a pillar content platform. It is great for distribution. So social media, the positives obviously discovery is greater social than anywhere else people are on it all the time and your ability to put a post out there and get people to see it is amazing. However, you might have to start to pay for that over time because once you have an audience only about two three. percent of those people who are actually seen posts that you create your actual followers. Until you grow big enough that you have you know people are starting to find you over time but you have to do you might have to pay to grow that audience via ads and whatever else. But it's a great place to do that. No one else has it ability to grow as quickly with ads is facebook and maybe youtube does. So it's great for. That great for discovery for like announcement messaging things that are short catch people's attention, and then bring them into your world and send them to these other platforms like the blogs, the podcast and the Youtube screen for generating interest and interaction scrape for promotion. It's great for a short very highlight type content, pillar content, short content like picks and memes and clips, and highlights, and in general, all this contributes to it being a great place to grow. Your audience the idea is don't just grow them on social media, grow them and send them to these other platforms where they become longer term pieces of your audience network. So and then things obviously that social me is not good at which is why he can't be on social media is it's not great at education having just an image or just a short hundred to two hundred post is not great for just long-form education. It's not great for. Conversation in terms of the having the deeper interviews and things like that just can't do that. It's not great for demonstration you hard to show a little clip, an actual deep dive on something you're trying to learn and show them how to use. It's not great for thought leadership. A couple of images doesn't show people that you are a leader in your space. It's not great for nurturing over time because you might see one clip now and you. Might not see another thing from that person for months and months and months nurturing requires you to have consistent exposure as not great for a searchable audience growth. You know people aren't typing into youtube things that are going to help them find you that you want that recurring content view, which is going GonNa come from a longer form pillar type content. So that's social media and that's the rule social media within this space, but the importance hope you. Guys are taking away from this is that Hiller content is going to be one of the biggest factors in you developing your content marketing strategy figuring out how to leverage their number one platform. You WanNa, create with and create pillar content that might just be wanting you create every week and using that to be the engine of content for the other platforms and then using that pillar accountability authority, grow your audience, and then figuring out then how over. Time to take my main platform and transition into the other platforms. So I, get the full benefit of all of them rather than just the one and being stuck in the limitations of the one thing. I'm creating an obviously it's a lot of work takes a lot of time, but that should be the goal. If you don't want to be stagnant, he found that you've hit a wall or a plateau and your creative ability to grow an audience. Then, you might. It might be because not because you need to create more content, but because you need to expand your horizons to other platforms in the advantages they bring. That's my show for today. That's what I wanted to talk to you. Guys about hope that you have learned a little bit about pillar content or maybe just were inspired to take action on the things you already knew and I appreciate you guys listening if you guys are interested. In learning more about how to build your content marketing strategy. I'd recommend you take out episode one, twenty-one I, which is the first episode of season three, and it dives into my content marketing strategy and it is the foundation of all of this for the season. So if you haven't listened that, go check it out and otherwise thank you guys for listening every week and I look forward to renew another piece of content next week. Check it out. 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Are Cell Phones Safe? Pt. 2
"On January twenty first nineteen ninety three viewers of Larry King. Live tuned in to find an unexpected guest. It was the evening after inauguration day, one would expect to find a politician or pundit. But instead king turn to an unassuming young man from Florida, David Renard who had filed a lawsuit against cellphone manufacturer and EC and wireless carrier GTE mobile that the allegation that their cell phones had initiated or accelerated, the growth of his wife's fatal brain tumor. It was the first time in the United States that claim was made linking cell phones and cancer his wife. Susan Ellen Reynard had been diagnosed with a malignant Astra site Toma, a brain cancer that occurs in about six thousand adults in America each year, according to the New York Times. She died in nineteen ninety two just short of her thirty fourth birthday, an MRI brain scan of Susan renards tumor revealed it to be a hazy line crossing the left side of her brain near her left ear as David Reynard told Larry King the line followed the exact angle of her cell phone's antenna, but looking for answers shadowy MRI scans is like looking for shapes in the clouds. We can see what we want to see. So we must ask ourselves. Is there something there or is it only coincidence? Welcome to conspiracy theories the podcast where we dig into the complicated stories behind the world's most controversial events and search for the truth and Carter, ROY I'm Molly Brandenburg and neither of us are conspiracy theorists. But we are open minded skeptical and curious don't get us wrong. Sometimes the official version is the truth. But sometimes it's not you can listen to previous episodes of conspiracy theories as well as all of par casts. Other shows wherever you listen to podcasts. Many of you have asked us how you can help support the show. And if you enjoy the podcast the best way to do that is to leave a five star review wherever you are listening. This is our second episode about cell phones last week. We broke down the official story how cellphones came to be how they work and the few studies that have been done on whether they're safe as manufacturers say today will be diving into the most prominent conspiracy theories relating to cell phones in their potential risks conspiracy theory number one cell phones caused brain tumors and other adverse health effects conspiracy theory, number two, the microwave technology used in cell phones can be weaponized in the form of directed. Energy weapons. Like lasers heat rays and particle beams. And finally conspiracy theory number three cell phones are part of a government sponsored mind control program, the companies that manufacture cellular phones and those that provide cellular service say they'll spend fifteen to twenty five million dollars to address alligators that cell phone. Can cause brain cancer. Critics claim the risk is radiofrequency radiation from the antennas cellular telecommunications industry association. President Thomas Miller says they've already reviewed lots of studies. And none of these studies suggest any relationship between cellular phones and cancer. Wheeler says the industry will review all the existing studies thousands of them and conduct new ones in three to five year process to identify any such health risk from cell phones. David Molyneux, Washington. This might sound like a modern news clip, but it's actually from nineteen Ninety-three concerns about the safety of cell phone span back a quarter century and still have people wondering today as we mentioned in the opening David renards lawsuit in nineteen ninety two was the first allegation that cell phones might cause brain tumors. Unfortunately, three years after he filed the claim the Florida court dismissed a suit claiming that the certainty of the evidence and incomplete epidemiological studies made it impossible to entangle 'cause from coincidence over twenty years later the truth still remains allusive. So let's start with conspiracy theory number one can the radiation emitted by cell phones, actually cause cancer or other adverse health effects despite his lawsuit being dismissed Reynard is not alone. There are countless others who claim to have been adversely. Effected by cell phones. Take for instance, Allen marks of Lafayette, California is a real estate agent marks was constantly talking on his cellphone at least two hours a day in may two thousand eight Mark suffered a grand mal seizure in the middle of the night. Six weeks later, he underwent surgery to remove a large cancerous tumor from the right side of his brain his doctor suspected Mark cell phone. Use might have been related to the tumor. Mark successfully petition then San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom to pass the country's first cell phone, right to know ordinance requiring all retailers to display the amount of radiation each device emits. But of course, the a filed a lawsuit to block its force -ment as you'll remember from last episode the cellular telecommunications industry association now called the cellular telecommunications and internet association or C T I A. Is the cellular industry lobbying group since there's been little government interest in researching or regulating cell phones, the IRA has been responsible for funding most cellular research. Some of the group's former heads have gone on to run the FCC which oversees cellphone regulation to put it simply cell phone manufacturers and service providers are more or less in charge of researching and enforcing regulations on their own products around the same time as Alan marks was petitioning. The San Francisco mayor a similar incident was happening a little bit to the south rich Farber a teaching assistant at San Diego State university died in two thousand eight from a form of brain cancer known as glue blessed Oma multiform at the time of his diagnosis has doctor Dr v Tonto Wia told him his cell phone was the culprit whether his doctor was right. It's hard to say. But after his death farmers mother discovered something even more shocking researching on her own she found out there'd been a cluster of cancer diagnosis on the SDS you campus, which she posited was due to a nearby cell phone tower when she took a radio frequency meter to her son's old dorm to measure the radiation. The reading was off the scale SDS, you denies any responsibility. And the cell tower continues to stand to this day the courts refused to get involved until there's some conclusive scientific evidence. There have been many studies, but few could be called conclusive. The first major study was known as Interphone beginning in two thousand it pulled over five thousand people across thirteen countries about their cell phone, use and health problems. But years after the study concluded the results are still in question. In fact, the fifty scientists who conducted the study couldn't even. On how the results should be interpreted. The debate actually delayed the release of the study's results for over four years. The short answer is they found no increased rate of cancer except for a slight increase in the top ten percent who used their cell phones, the most that is for more than thirty minutes per day over a ten year period. Remember, this was in two thousand when cell phones were still relatively rare. Some users reported using their phones more than five hours a day, which at the time seemed implausible so that data was thrown out entirely. It makes you wonder how are constant cellphone used today might be affecting us. But this is just one example of the criticism. The study has faced the research was based on interviewing people as to the amount of their cell phone usage. Also known as self reporting, which is notoriously untrustworthy, this is because consciously or unconsciously people aren't very good at accurately remembering or reporting there. Own activities, also the sample size and duration of the study. It's argued was too small into short negative results of long-term cell phone. Use wouldn't have yet presented themselves, but there have been other larger and more scientifically rigorous studies. The Danish cohort study compared all of the people in Denmark with cell phone subscription between nineteen eighty two and nineteen ninety five which total about seven hundred thousand people to those without a subscription to look for a possible increase in brain tumors in ensuing studies. No link was found between cell phone, use and tumors. Also, there was the million women study serving nearly eight hundred thousand women in the UK in the late nineties. It looked at the risk of developing brain tumors over a seven-year period, but again, no link to cell phone use was found and in two thousand three cell phones went to court. Corden Richmond has sided with cell phone makers and a legal battle over whether use of the mobile phones caused Marilyn doctors cancer, a three judge panel the fourth circuit court of appeals agreed with the lower court, which bar testimony from a medical expert and throughout eight hundred million dollar lawsuit against Motorola, Verizon and other filmmakers, Dr Christopher Newman and his wife had sued the cell phone makers three years ago claiming that Newman cell phone use over six year period led to a cancerous tumor behind his right ear Zini Samson. Richmond Virginia, we can take a look at the science behind all of this and get to the bottom of it ourselves. I how does radiation itself caused cancer and something we all seem to take for granted. But may not really understand often when we talk about radiation people immediately think of things like xrays or a nuclear reactors, but the spectrum of electro-magnetic radiation is broad on one end of the spectrum. It's what's called I n ising radiation like those xrays or nuclear reactors, these forms of radiation are so powerful. They can penetrate barriers like the skull and the brain on their way through the body. These raised deposit powerful bursts of energy kill cells and most notably cause mutations which can result in cancer on the other end of the spectrum is non ionizing radiation. The kind used by microwave ovens cellular phones and light bulbs. These raise can warm cells boil water and stimulate chemical reactions, but they lack the power to strip electrons away from Adams or damage DNA, and therefore cannot simply or directly cons cancer in the same way, I and ising radiation, can maybe not simply or directly, but it could be affecting us more roundabout ways. There are two key factors to consider here. Frequency and power as we cover. I'd last episode cellphones broadcast frequencies ranging from four hundred fifty to two thousand megahertz, but eight hundred or nine hundred megahertz is the most common. These frequencies can cause a thermal affect causing water molecules to vibrate and heat up the same process employed by a microwave oven. So if cell phones were to cause tissue damage, it would be by basically boiling the water molecules in your body, but we need to consider the second factor. Power microwave ovens amid seven hundred watts of power compared to zero point two watts emitted by a cellphone at peak operation at that rate. It would take a cell phone two hundred forty one days to heat the body mass of two hundred pound man by one degree, and let's not forget human beings have metabolic processes to alleviate overheating, which this calculation doesn't take into account. But perhaps the thermal effect of cell phone radiation can affect us in other ways. We don't fully understand yet. In a recent study, scientists dosed rats with our f- radiation, the same type used by cell phones at either one point five three or six watts of radiation per kilogram of body weight. The lowest dose is about the same as the FCC's limit for cell phone radiation. Emissions, which is one point six. Watts per kilogram. The animals were exposed to radiation for nine hours a day for two years. The results the rats that were exposed to higher levels of radiation. Also exhibited higher rates of cancer. But the evidence linking cancer with the lower doses. And a similar level to cell phones is less strong. Here's public health epidemiologist, Dr George Carlo on the subject, we have been looking for problems, and we have not found indications of problems. So we have not found data. In the existing literature that supports the contention that cellular phones would be a cause of human cancer. There are some that claimed fault with the study saying the level of power used was far beyond what a cell phone is capable of. But it does show that are afraid of form of non ionizing radiation, actually can cause cancer under certain circumstances, perhaps the long term effects have yet to reveal themselves, and perhaps cancer is the only thing we have to be worried about. Coming up. We'll take a look at the other way cell phones might be affecting our health when I got out of college. I didn't have any credit, and when you don't have credit you can't get a loan. I wish up started been around back. Then luckily, those days are over up start is revolutionizing the way people borrow money by rewarding you for your job experience and education in the form of a smarter interest rate most loan companies only see you as a FICO score. They don't know the whole you. But upstart believes you're more than just your credit score. 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There's a long list of other health effects that could plausibly be linked to cell phones, headaches, depression and Saamna memory loss fatigue together. These symptoms have been described as microwave sickness take. For example. The story of Steve Cooper in the early two thousands. His house was steadily declining. He was chronically fatigued suffered from migraine headaches and more than anything seemed to be in a haze. He spent most of his time in bed, but doctors couldn't find anything wrong with him after years of living with these symptoms, Steve visited, a neuro toxicologist who did a few tests and delivered the diagnosis toxic encephalopathy brain. Damage from toxic exposure, Steve was a technician spending forty or more hours a week building. Microwave amplifiers for cellphone towers for the past sixteen years. Steve's brain had been bombarded by our everyday Shen. Despite finally having a diagnosis. There was little that could be done the disorder was progressive. They were only told to monitor his symptoms and to be on the lookout for the development of a brain tumor, which the doctors believed was inevitable. But that never happened to Steve after a decade of suffering. He chose to end his own life in June of two thousand seven at the age of forty eight. Now, Steve Cooper's is a unique case, not everyone is subject to the kind of chronic radiation exposure that he was but his symptoms are being felt by growing number of people those who claim to suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome or e h s. These people claim to be able to feel the electromagnetic radiation all around us cellphone signals, why fi microwave ovens even the low level. Electromagnetic field created by electrical wiring in walls. This has pushed them into remote areas. Living Spartan lifestyles armed with our f- meters. Interacting with the outside world only when absolutely necessary. Scientists remain unconvinced that electromagnetic radiation is the root of the problem. There's no scientific reason to believe that anyone could or should be affected so strongly, but for sufferers of EHS like Steve Cooper their symptoms are very real. They're not making it up. Double blind. Tests have proven that E H S is a real syndrome, and the international health community has recognized at as such the only thing that's yet to be proven is whether the symptoms are really linked to electromagnetic fields EH. Chess has been attributed to other environmental factors or it could be what's known as a reverse placebo effect. It may be that these people simply believe cell phones, wifi or other electromagnetic radiation is harmful and the symptoms manifest themselves. As a result. Just like gluten only about one percent of the population has Celia disease a condition that makes it difficult to digest balloon, but a two thousand fifteen poll found that one in five people avoid eating gluten. There's no evidence that glutinous harmful for the vast majority of people, but gluten has been so maligned by recent diet trends that many people who have never shown symptoms of gluten intolerance are suddenly reporting that eating bread makes them feel sick. Similarly, people may believe that cell phones are harming them whether by causing cancer or other symptoms despite scant scientific evidence despite all of the personal stories and anecdotal evidence. I have to agree. There is little evidence to support a direct link between cell phones and cancer. We may not have all the answers, but we have many more questions. If cell phones were safe, why did US pharmaceutical companies dump millions into researching a drug that would counteract the symptoms of microwave sickness? It's hard to believe companies would develop a drug to alleviate symptoms that simply didn't exist. Well, as we said earlier the symptoms of e EH as are definitely real. It's the link to cell phone radiation that still in dispute if cell phones were safe wise, the same form of non ionizing radiation being used in medical settings to heat and destroy deep bodily tissue medical professionals have determined that radiation frequencies between seven hundred fifty and nine hundred megahertz the exact same range. Utilized by cell phones are best suited to deep tissue penetration and cell destruction without causing pain. Okay. That throws a hitch into the idea that non ionizing radiation is harmless. But as we talked about before power is just as important as frequency. There's no evidence the level of radiation used in cell phones is capable of causing that kind of cell damage if cell phones where safe wanted Lloyd's of London the world's largest insurer. Declined to protect cell phone companies against health related claims in two thousand ten Lloyd's emerging risk team stated, quote, the danger with EMF is that like as best dose the exposure, insurers face is underestimated and could grow exponentially and be with us for many years and quote. All right. The point of that comparison is that EM hasn't been studied thoroughly enough to disprove any adverse health effects. But that doesn't prove that there are adverse health effects. We simply don't know enough yet to make a definite statement either way, which is the only point I'm trying to make. Although there's no clear evidence cellphones are harmful or at least not yet. I think there's enough evidence that they might cause on to support some skepticism. Well, Carter I have to agree with you. Here are ruled has developed and changed at an incredible pace. And it's plausible. We may not yet completely understand how these new technologies might be affecting us. And when you consider the corporations in lobbyists that stand to gain from the cellular industry success. I think it's reasonable to be suspicious. The argument over cell phone safety has been waged back and forth for decades. And it currently seems to be moving back toward the side of urging caution just this year and -talian man brought another lawsuit claiming that his cell phone use caused his noncancerous brain tumor, and he won though his suit was against the state social security agency and not the cell phone manufacturer, it sets a legal precedent that cell phones. Possibly can cause brain tumors. If we're urging our listeners to be more cautious. Here's some ways people can protect themselves, the easiest and most effective solution is simply moving the phone away from your head that means using speakerphone or bluetooth headsets just six inches drastically reduces the amount of radiation. You may be exposed to and certain special. Is cell phone cases have been shown to effectively mitigate radiation. But the best advice is to simply limit your time. The most radiation is omitted when calls are being made. And even when you're not using your phone keep it away from you. It's still emitting are f radiation though at much lower levels. It's been shown that a cellphone even when charging on a night stand can directly affect our brain waves as we sleep. So our consensus on theory number one do cell phones cause brain tumors or other health problems personally rate. This theory, a six out of ten sure there's little hard science that proves the connection. But there is enough circumstantial evidence that would urge caution. Well, I agree. I'm going to take a conservative position here and knock a few points off your score. I call it a four out of ten. Well, I don't believe that cell phones are directly causing brain tumors. I do believe there could be other ancillary effects. We don't yet understa. Band. They're still a fairly new technology. And there hasn't been time for longitude and little study. We've talked a lot today about whether or not the technology used in cell phones might inadvertently causing harm. But what if it was being applied with the intention of causing harm that brings us to conspiracy theory, number two can the underlying technology of cell phones, be weaponized. And if so have these weapons already been deployed without our knowledge, the answer to the first question is easy. Yes. So called directed. Energy weapons. Have been an active development for decades directed energy is a catch all term for a ranged weapon that focuses energy of any kind. So that encompasses lasers particle beams and more. When of the earliest rumored uses of directed energy weapon is Arkam Meads mirrors the legend goes that during the siege of Syracuse between two. Twelve and to fourteen B C Archimedes created a series of polished mirrors to focus. The sun's rays at the invading Roman navy and set their ships alight. The story was originally recorded by Lucian some three hundred years after the siege. And it wasn't until it was rewritten by an theis trolleys another couple centuries later when the first mention of burning glass appears so the credibility of the story is in doubt. But it goes to show that the concept of using focused energy as a weapon has been around for thousands of years. What we're concerned with though are microwave weapons instead of using sunrays these weapons use radio frequencies in the range of three hundred megahertz to three hundred gigahertz, interestingly, the same range cell phones, some of the key advantages of microwaves for military purposes, they are effectively both invisible and silent and they have a very flat track. Victory. Meaning they aren't affected by gravity wind and other atmospheric conditions, like a projectile might be for the most part. Microwave weapons have been designed to be nonlethal. The best known interational. The technology is known as the active denial system or more informally the heat Ray as we talked about before the break microwaves create a heating affect similar to the heating effect that occurs with cell phones and microwave ovens, however, eighty s uses a much higher radio frequency of ninety five gigahertz which limits the heating effect to only penetrate the surface of the skin ADS was intended for perimeter security and crowd control. It can effectively heat the skin to one hundred eleven degrees Fahrenheit, first degree burns occur at around one hundred twenty four degrees. A test subject for the air force research laboratory described his experience like this quote for the first Mila set. Second. It just felt like the skin was warming up. Then it got warmer and warmer, and you felt like it was on fire as soon as you're away from that beam your skin returns to normal, and there is no pain, and quote eighty s was first deployed in the war in Afghanistan in twenty ten but it was not actually used in combat. There still remains some lingering questions about its effectiveness especially in combat situations and like cellphones. The jury is out as to whether there could be as yet unknown long term health effects, or whether it couldn't fact be lethal. If misused the technology is still being actively pursued though, and it's developers are making deals with law enforcement for retooled mobile versions of version is currently in use at the LA sheriff departments pitches detention center to break up fights and riots. Well, there doesn't seem to be any question as to whether or not these weapons exist. It's proven fact the next. Question is what evidence do we have of these weapons being used without our knowledge or for nefarious purposes in nineteen fifty three. It was discovered that the US embassy in Moscow was being bombarded by microwave radiation, ranging from two point five to four gigahertz within the same frequency range used by cell phones. But it was so low powered it could've never caused any heating affect unlike the eighty s system we just discussed the source was traced to an apartment building a hundred yards away. But was believed to be part of a listening device known as a passive cavity Resonator affectively. It's just a resonant cavity. Like, the hollow body of Qatar cello paired with a small antenna activated by low level microwave radiation, it's presumed the radio signal was meant to activate listening devices hidden within the embassy, but the unintended consequences where the health effects there are reports that as much as a third of the. Embassy employees developed lymphocyte Towse's, which causes an increased number of white blood cells. The employee's also had an abnormally high cancer rate, but what is perhaps most intriguing is the uniformity of their symptoms. Nearly all complained of headache fatigue, anxiety memory loss. All common symptoms of what we previously described as microwave sickness, whether these health effects were intended or not the embassy was exposed to the radiation for nineteen years long after the US found out about it. They chose to keep it a secret from the public as well as the people that worked at the embassy. It's not clear exactly why they didn't say something after they discovered the radiation. There are some that believe US officials chose to use their own staff is Guinea, pigs to study the effects of microwave sickness whether that's true or not this technology does continue to be perfected and used today in an early. Similar attack earlier in two thousand eighteen workers at the US embassy in Cuba complained of headaches, nausea, fatigue dizziness. But with an added element, they recounted hearing loud high-pitched sounds ringing buzzing or grinding this can be attributed to the fry effect or what sometimes called the microwave auditory effect, essentially when microwaves hit the brain. They have the ability to trick the mind into perceiving sounds experts were skeptical at first, but most of come around to accept a theory that microwave weapons were responsible for the sonic attacks in Cuba, which left some of the embassy workers with concussion like symptoms. So I think we can call conspiracy theory number two confirmed ten out of ten microwave weapons exist and have been used on American citizens without their knowledge while cell phones themselves haven't been used as weapons as far as we know. It's fully within the realm of possibility that they could be they do technically present this danger. I agree a solid tan, and what's more. These microwave weapons are all based on the same basic technology used in cell phones. So while the mechanisms bury it lends some credence to the idea that cell phone technology can have a profound and debilitating effect on the human brain. So if cell phone technology can be used to develop heat rays, sonic weapons and high tech listening devices. What else can it be used for? Coming up. We'll look at our third and final conspiracy theory our cellphones, in fact, part of a government-sponsored mind control plot. Have you heard the news cast has released its first ever fiction podcast mind's eye and Carter's in it. Congratulations carter. Thanks, molly. I'm really excited to tell. Everybody about it plagued by nightmares homicide detective Kate McClay. Enlist her radio journalist husband get to the bottom of a horrifying dreams in the process. Kate fights against psychology unsolved crimes her own family, and even a serial killer if you love to crime podcasts mysterious audio dramas and psychological thrillers. Like, I do then you will love minds. I I was hooked right away. Bisher to stay tuned to the end of our show to hear a teaser. Search mind's eye wherever you listen to podcasts or visit Parkin's dot com slash mind's eye to start listening. Now the scariest monsters are those hiding inside our own minds. Now back to the story. So far today we've been delving deep into the little known potential dangers of cell phones. Can they cause brain tumors audibly? Can they be harnessed for use as microwave weapons? Absolutely. Are they actually harming anyone unclear next up is conspiracy theory number three our cell phones, in fact, being used as mind control devices as were all well aware were asked to turn off our cell phones on flights because it's electro-magnetic emissions could interfere with the planes. Electron IX could the same be true for our brains as we discussed before the break, we know for fact that microwaves like those used by ourself owns Ken trick our brains into perceiving noises that aren't there. This could be used to achieve the ultimate and allusive goal of shadowy governments around the world, mind control mind can. Troll has been documented area of interest for the US government since the nineteen forties. Many of you may be familiar with M K Alterra, the CIA program to research mind control in the nineteen fifties and sixties by using hypnosis and drugs such as LSD they saw to put test subjects into a pliable state for interrogation purposes. They even went so far as trying to implant thoughts or ideas in their heads calling upon them to act when triggered by code word. The US isn't the only interested country in nineteen seventy amateur radio operators across the world detected a strong signal dubbed the woodpecker for its rhythmic tapping. The signal was later traced to the Duga radar array in Ukraine when of Russia's early experiments with over the horizon radar for the record. These are the same kind of microwaves used in cell phones and scientists have pas. -ted that pulsed microwaves like these could be the easiest way to disrupt mental processes the dimensions of the human head. Scientists say make it a fairly good antenna for picking up microwave signals. That's not good news for us. I suppose I let's return to the fry effect which we touched upon when talking about the sonic attacks on the Cuban embassy Allen, h fry the scientists the effect was named for was working at General Electric's advanced electronic center in nineteen sixty he stumbled on the effect by accident when another engineer from a nearby facility told him that he could hear his microwave beams pulses intrigued Mr. fry went to the facility and sure enough he could hear it too. It sounded like the VIP this science around. How this works is still in dispute, but offensively microwaves certain frequencies hit the temporal lobe, which translates audiovisual. Input? The waves are then translated into sound as well. According to Mr. fries research, even death. People could hear the fall sounds from the microwaves, and it's no surprise that. After his research was published governments took notice particularly the Soviets Freia was invited to lecture at the Soviet academy of sciences. He was taken outside Moscow to a military base where he got a firsthand glimpse into their psychotropic weapons research. The US also took note, and they wanted to take it even further air force, scientists in Albuquerque New Mexico sought to beam not just sound, but comprehensible speech into their test subjects heads Balide, inventor said the research team had experimentally demonstrated that the signal is intelligible meaning that the microwaves were able to produce intelligible speech their approach when a patent in two thousand two the patent was. Assigned to the air force secretary, which limited the technologies dissemination, but on the disclosure form the first application listed was psychological warfare. But it's not known if this technology has ever been fully developed much less utilized. Now, there's no lack of online message boards and support groups filled with reports of people who have undergone government mind control experiments, including voice to skull speech. Transmission, it could be that this microwave mind control project like M K ultra well, stay secret for decades until the truth leaks out but hearing voices in your head is also a tail symptom of mental illness for now, it's impossible to know. Whether these reports from conspiracy theorists are accurate, or if it's only shared delusion. Right. But whether or not these mind control programs, currently exist, the scientific evidence seems to point to the fact that cell phones could in fact. Be used for mind control. Although the microwave mind control devices that have been developed or not exactly the same as cellphones. They do employ the same core technology. It is within the realm of possibility that someday in the future, our cell phones could be harnessed to broadcast dots into our minds. But is it happening right now? Probably not. So how do you rate this one zero out of ten well, I think there could be another way of looking at it. Even if mind control broadcasts are still science fiction. I do believe that the underlying health effects described by microwave sickness fatigue memory loss, and headaches could be very real. And as M K ultra researchers believed the power of suggestion relies on first putting your subject into a pliable mental state so could cell phones and their accompanying electromagnetic radiation already be disrupting our mental processes and putting us into that pliable. Allstate. I'll call that a three out of ten cell cellphones by their very design have trained us to become reliant upon them and research has proven that each buzz and beep deliver small, sir Tonen bumps to our brains. I would go so far as to argue that might be a form of mind control in and of itself. Cellphone diction has become a recognized disorder. A recent study revealed that millennials check their phones upwards of one hundred fifty times a day, and you have to ask are we controlling our phones. Or are they controlling us? We've covered a wide range of conspiracy theories today. But where do we stand what is most plausible? Well, despite a lot of anecdotal evidence there's little scientific proof that cell phones caused cancer. But that's not to say there couldn't be other health effects that are not yet. Fully understood as for conspiracy theory, number to the development of microwave weapons is documented fact, and they've. Potentially already been used on unsuspecting civilians such as in the Cuban embassy attack. Finally, cell phones are probably not being used as mind control devices at least not yet, but depending on Howard defining mind control, our current, emotional and psychological dependence on cell phones could qualify so. Which of these theories is most credible. I think we're both in agreement here theory, number two, absolutely. And not just because we know that microwave weapons already exist. But in a way, the fact that they existed all give some credence to this episodes other theories the radiation used by cell phones, definitely has some potential to be harmful. That's right through some subtle tweaks, the seemingly innocuous technology that we all carry on our pockets can be transformed into a frighteningly powerful weapon. And for that reason. Even though some of these other theories haven't been proven. We should all look at our phones a little more closely. Even though there's no conclusive evidence. That cell phones are dangerous. Who knows what we might? Discover a few decades down the road. But by that point, it might already be too late the time for more research regulation and caution his now before the potential dangers of phones. Become an international crisis. Thanks for tuning in to conspiracy theories. If you wanna hear more conspiracy theories or listen to any of par cast other podcasts, you can find us on apple podcasts. 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Euro five January twenty seventh more notes on case file number three four nine east Colfax motel murder now east Colfax motel murders. New victim. Middle-age male found mutilated nude murders. Are clearly connected based on posing. Here's sexual in nature. My working theory jilted husband killing for revenge. Now turns zero killer. Victims would be men who slept with his wife, but possibly men that have a better sex life either way. He's jealous stabbing scene passionate, but cleanliness of Mattel room suggests premeditation. Have a call with Santa Fe PD today about a similar case. They're working from last year. They say there's posing, but won't really steals. Removal of body parts points to psychosis. Or perhaps it's a message harassing keeps bringing up Jack the ripper kidney letter and told the girl who gets are male to watch out for stray eyeballs, he's a little green. But gotta give him props for the enthusiasm. Here's the thing. The crime scenes are identical. If it's a message, it's the same message repeated, and we aren't receiving. Detective Cole Denver PD. Gimme a second. I'll be right there. One last note media all over second victims case the nicknamed the killer. The blind butcher.
The Great Airship Mystery Pt. 1
"In the early evening of Tuesday November seventeenth eighteen ninety six hundreds of residents of Sacramento California gaped in awe at what appear to be a bright light in the sky. It was traveling over K street propelled by some mysterious force. Though the sky it was dark and overcast it appeared that it wasn't simply a light moving across the sky. It was a ship and airship. At least that's what people all called it. At the end of the nineteenth century a new term would be coined fifty years later following the Roswell incident such ships ships would come to be known as unidentified flying objects or UFO's bought observers in Sacramento. That night reported hearing distinctly weekly human voices aboard the egg shaped ship according to the Sacramento evening be the witnesses shouted. Where are you headed and voices voices replied San Francisco before midnight over the course of the next seven months thousands more airship sightings poured in from across the continental United States Canada and Mexico? Then just as abruptly they stopped by May eighteen eighteen ninety seven over twelve hundred news articles had been written about the mystery airship sightings but that summer the report stopped just as suddenly as has they had started since then no one has been able to definitively determine what the ships were where they came from or if the objects objects reported by thousands of eye-witnesses even existed and that might be because someone didn't want them to exist Welcome to conspiracy purist theories apar- cast original every Wednesday. We dig into the complicated stories behind the world's most controversial events and search for the truth. 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This is our first episode on the great airship mystery between November eighteen ninety six in May 1897 thousands of mysterious flying objects were spotted across the continental United States. This week we'll delve into the official story. In examine the historical backdrop of the late eighteen ninety s when the airship sightings occurred since there is no consensus on what these objects were or where they came from all that remains of the officials story are the newspaper. Articles will examine the most significant reports to get a sense of the strange strange forgotten chapter of American history next week. We'll dive into some conspiracy theories surrounding the airship sightings where the work mark of a secret inventor a massive newspaper hoax or were they evidence of an intelligent alien race covered up by our own own leaders to understand the great airship mystery. We need some historical context on the development element of aeronautics in the United States and to do that we need to go back to the eighteen sixties in eighteen sixty one the north north and south were locked in a brutal civil war. That July famed Aeronautic Thaddeus Lowe convinced Abraham Lincoln to use his hot air balloons to survey confederate troops. A telegraph wire was run from the ground. Up to. Each balloon's basket so the Union could communicate their findings in in real time. It was the first indication of how valuable aeronautical capabilities could be in turning the tide of war the next wave wave of American aeronautics turn the simple balloon into a flying dirigible craft complete with a rudder quite literally an airship one of the first appeared in eighteen. Sixty three crowds gathered in Perth. Amboise New Jersey to witness the flight of the Ariane an airship. Canadian Dr Solomon Andrews. They weren't disappointed. It flew as far as the bay in Long Island using a combination of wing shaped balloons. loons and steering vanes which enabled Andrews in his words to glide under gravity thrilled with the success of the area on test flight. Dr Andrew's Road President Lincoln to offer it to the union during the civil war but his letter went unanswered. It's worth noting that both Thaddeus Lowe's balloons and Dr Andrew's area were examples of what's called lighter than air aircraft meaning. They relied on hydrogen gas for lift at the time. Most people in the United States assumed this technology was the future of aeronautics but a few you forward thinkers had other ideas. One was science fiction author Jules Verne. His popular eighteen eighty six novel Rober. The conqueror depicted a secretive inventor. Who flouts the scientific establishment with his heavier than aircraft the Albatross? In hindsight we know Verne's heavier than air theory represented the future of air travel but at the time the idea was nothing more than its genre science fiction but even outside the realm of speculative narrative. Anything seemed possible by the end of the eighteen eighties. America stood between the old world and the new the frontier was settled and the age of the machine was upon them. Industrialization led to the rapid urbanization of American Eric. In cities immigrants poured in from Europe drawn by explosive wage growth but by the eighteen nineties wages stagnated and working conditions. Worsened income inequality grew as a new class of millionaires was minted many in the West. Blame the privately owned railroads which enjoyed a comfortable self-dealing monopoly. Has the common people sought farmers and manufacturers suffered while while magnates like the Vanderbilt family line their pockets the American south was still reeling from the economic devastation of the civil war and America. America was on the brink of another a war with the Spanish over. Cuban independence has the turn of the twentieth century approached. People believed the the end of days was coming church. Attendance was at an all time high as people look to the book of Revelation for guidance. They were told strange. Beings would descend from heaven. which brings us back to the night of November seventeenth eighteen ninety six when that Hansen appeared in the great airship mystery began according to the Sacramento Bee foreboding clouds filled the sky over Sacramento title? California win through the darkness in Erie. Light emerged baffled. Onlookers gathered beneath would appear to be an airship maneuvering and through the clouds overhead. It looked like an egg shaped craft with propellers and a massive downward facing search light that illuminated the city below witness statements published by the Sacramento. Bee claimed the airship traveled at a slow speed and low altitude over the city. For the better part of an hour it appeared to be headed southwest toward San Francisco though it resembled early airship designs of the time. It was the most advanced chance flying craft anyone in Sacramento had ever seen witnesses knew. It wasn't a balloon because it steered against the prevailing wind. No existing airship had that capability Sacramento witness. R L lowry described seeing four men aboard the airship he claimed they were furiously. Obviously turning the propellers is though they were operating a bike as for the witnesses who said they communicated with whatever was on board the craft the San Francisco Cisco Call was unable to verify their identities that being said there is corroboration to their story. David Carl Carl A horse trainer at Agricultural Park just outside Sacramento was outside tending to his mounds. When the animals became agitated he looked around to see what was making them panic? That's when he spotted the airship overhead. It was flying at such a low altitude that Carl said he could overhear. We're here what sounded like a heated debate on board. Apparently one voice was concerned they were flying too low to the ground and might collide with the Church steeple another interjected adding that if they flew too high they might not make it to San Francisco by midnight. The second voice must have prevailed because witnesses stated they saw the airship rise in altitude before disappearing. But it wasn't gone long. Some news reports Ford's claim it reappeared in Sacramento almost immediately depending on the report and airship was next cited either November nineteenth twentieth or twenty first. All accounts agree however that this time the airship was traveling in the opposite direction. Either the AIRSHIP AIRSHIP got lost on its way to San Francisco or this was a different vessel altogether. Whatever the case there was a pattern soon? The whole of California was gripped by airship mania and as the mysterious sightings moved eastward. They started to rock the entire country to its foundation's coming up. The appearance of an ear ship over San Francisco stops a train in its tracks. Carter here park. CAST has a fascinating new show. I can't wait for you to check out. It's called dictators tators and it lets you delve into the minds of some of the world's most feared leaders you can hear new episodes. Every Tuesday here are host Kate and Richard to tell you more thank you so much. They are natural born leaders with a never ending thirst for power through force and deceit. 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Back back to the story in November eighteen ninety six a mysterious airship was seen over Sacramento and the reports made ate it all the way to the local papers. Apparently the ship employed never before seen technology and allegedly it was headed to San Francisco. Some critics doubted the veracity of these stories. After all nineteenth century reporters were notorious for making up fantastical hoaxes in scandals to sell L. Papers put believers had one strong piece of counter evidence. The sheer number of eyewitnesses and few eyewitness accounts were more credible than those from the evening of Saturday November twenty first eighteen ninety six that night. A crowded train car was headed toward Piedmont. Just just outside San Francisco proper. The conductor was selby. Joost an employee of the Piedmont Railroad and a respected member of the Oakland Guard. Hard joost's train was running behind schedule and he was speeding along to recover lost time. That's when Joost heard a commotion from his passengers passengers. According to the Oakland Office of the San Francisco call those travelers were shocked to see what they described. As a peculiar looking contrivance high up in the sky they screamed for Ios to stop the train. Reluctantly he complied. The passengers clambered outside aside and gathered near the tracks next crane to the sky. An airship was flying overhead. It looked like the etching of the Sacramento ship. The San Francisco call had published mere days before it was egg-shaped with huge propellers into Lard searchlight and it looked like it was heading towards Oakland descending quickly as though it planned to touchdown somewhere in San Francisco but if the airship landed in San Francisco on the night of November twenty first eighteen ninety six. No one reported it however hundreds of people saw it in the sky residents from Sacramento San Francisco Oakland Folsom Modesto Mantica Answer. Basta poll. All were sure. They saw the airship the ship on the night of the twenty first then just after six in the evening on the next night November. Twenty second the airship supposedly appeared over Sacramento Sacramento. Once again. The first spotted was an on duty policeman working in Sacramento's mission district after he gave his statement to the papers. Thousands of other witnesses came forward including the Sacramento Sheriff district. Attorney Frank De Ryan. Deputy Eighty Secretary of state. George McGowan Alvi and the governor's personal secretary. Ed McCabe Many hadn't seen it's earlier appearances and committed that. At first they thought it was just a balloon but now that they'd seen it themselves they were convinced. This airship looked much like the others but now reports claimed it was outfitted with two searchlights instead of just one. If this was the same airship spotted by the Piedmont Railroad passengers passengers outside San Francisco nights earlier. That might mean that it made an emergency landing somewhere around Oakland possibly to repair a broken searchlight or it could have been different craft entirely whatever the case the next night the airship appeared over San Francisco. It yet again this time. Even San Francisco Mayor Adolph Sutro claim to have seen it but once more there are some conflicting in reports some maintain that it wasn't mayor Sutro who witnessed the airship but his servants as you can tell. Conflicting accounts were common in the great great airship mystery the following night. Two inches of rain fell on San Francisco but excited residents still pressed into the streets to try and catch a glimpse uh-huh of the now famous airship given its frequent appearances. They were sure it would pass overhead again many even claim to have spotted at that night right. But how true were these accounts according to a devastating report by William Randolph. Hearst Paper The San Francisco go examiner. It was all an elaborate hoax that same week in a November twenty fourth article. The examiner cited Alexander Zander de mcevoy of the American in international detective agency who alleged. He'd witnessed the Kalon in action to men. Launched a ten hand foot kite shaped object into the sky from inspiration point a panoramic cliff over the Piedmont hills not far from where the airship was spotted. According to mcevoy the kite was affixed with windmill shaped propellers and strong with red colored Japanese lanterns. They concluded noted that all of the other area papers had been naively taken in. It was the beginning of a media war the next morning. The San Francisco recall ran a scathing report that debunked the D. bunkers at the examiner. According to the call this so-called detective mcevoy ACA boy was actually an examiner reporter and he'd been tasked to engineer a hoax story to discredit their rival paper. The call all it became a game of he said she said the examiner interviewed a train. Conductor named Chris who claimed mcevoy had badgered him for his name on his train the night before. Apparently mcevoy needed a reputable witness to attest. He made it to inspiration point by eleven pm. According to Chris mcevoy might have reached inspiration point that night if he'd hurried but conditions were so wet and slippery from the rain he doubted mcevoy. Devoy could have made it in time to see the alleged kite launch will nevertheless the mention of a possible hoax was enough to plant a seed of doubt in the minds of Californians Orleans more media outlets started to weigh in Eureka California's Humboldt Times. Scoff that San Francisco had gone daft over the flying machine but no sooner had Eureka written off the airships then reports of new siding flooded in this time from from their own backyard in Humboldt County over the course of one November night airship sightings were reported from multiple counties Eldorado to the East Sonoma Sonoma's to the West and Fresno to the south in the following day's flying craft were reported in Yucai in Mendocino. County Camden Villa. All in Yuba County San Jose and Santa Clara County Pacific Grove in Monterey County Mercer County even as far South as Los Angeles Nineteen Eighteen California counties reported seeing the mysterious airships. The accounts became so numerous in fact the Fresno Republican declared the town own which has not had its airship might as well come off the map if it is alive it doesn't know it. The caddy words may have annoyed the Napa Register. Mr The airships were spotted in just about every sizable California town. Except there's but the register bit back. They alluded looted that the sightings were alcohol fueled delusions and Napa was a dry town the Fresno Republican fired a volley saying that several hundred hundred of their citizens solemnly declare that they saw the airship bonanza cocktails or even vulgar steam. Beer had nothing to do with it. Then when late November night in Yuba County California a new story came from the small town of Camden. Ville bill the strangest yet. A man named William Bull Meek claimed an airship had landed on his property. Meek went outside to you investigate further. Not only did he find the craft in his backyard but he became the first person ever to report direct contact attack with the airships crew. According to Meek the pilot was a strange looking man with the longest whiskers he'd ever seen meek cautiously the approach the man and asked where he'd come from the pilot responded that the ship had originated from the Montezuma mountains another alleged eyewitness was able to glean even more information about the crafts conductors in San Jose an electrician named John on a Hefferin claimed he'd encountered a downed airship in a deserted field nearby. Lena's California it's crew appear to be hard at work repairing it it and it wasn't going well. According to Hefferin. The pilot asked him to help repair the ship. Being an electrician Hafren obliged aged to his credit the craft was allegedly up and running again in no time in exchange for his efforts. Hefferin insisted the pilot take taking a board and fly him to Hawaii have friend boarded the airship but oddly enough he was back home in San Jose. Just twenty four hours later. You're if that sounds unlikely. It's because it never happened. Half Ren's wife set the reporters straight. Her husband had had been dead asleep in his bed on the night of his alleged Hawaiian airship trap. He'd made the whole thing up and thanks to false accounts like this it. It became harder and harder to parse fiction from reality but that didn't stop the public from eating the testimony up the mysterious airships were the hottest story in California papers. Were flying off newsstands. And it didn't take long for advertisers to get in on the action one Sacramento Brewer even even ran an ad that a delegation from beyond the clouds came down to sample reuss dollars. Gilt edge steam beer and in late November. A San Francisco department store owner took out a third of a page spread just in time for the holiday shopping season. It depicted Santa Claus as an airship. Pilot Islet depositing a ship full of toys at his store but despite all the excitement many members of the California press. This remained skeptical at times. The same outlet that ran a story of an airship citing might then turn around in refute their own claims one such paper was the Sacramento Record Union. They ran an editorial that scoff that the airship or jack-o-lanterns cannot be verified properly properly without a liberal use of stimulants previously. Their own editor had attested to seeing one over in San Francisco. The examiner minner and the call were still at war. When the examiner editorialized the entire airship mystery emanated from drunkenness? The call blasted D- hearst's airy chameleon and it's conflicting stories then without explanation or fanfare. The California reports ceased east as if they'd never happened in the first place or as if they'd been silenced coming up I Chicago. PAGO man boasts the first ever photographic evidence of an airship. Now back to the story. By by the end of eighteen ninety six the airship sightings all over California inexplicably petered out citizens wondered if the great airship mystery was was over. And maybe it was but only on the west coast on the night of February second eighteen. Ninety seven strange craft craft reappeared to the citizens of Hastings Nebraska according to the Omaha daily be. This wasn't the first airship the people of Hastings had seen and another had been spotted. The previous fall around the time of the California sightings a few days later on the night of February fourth the airship ship appeared again. This time forty miles south in innovative Nebraska. A few in avail residents were walking home from a meeting of their local Oh prayer group when they saw a bright light in the sky their curiosity piqued they. Continue to scour the skies until the lights setback. Around this time it was much lower to the ground. It became clear to innovate residence. That this was the airship from out. West was thirty five feet long with a conical shaped body and a bright searchlight according to the Omaha daily. Be The innovator witnesses also Sauve six smaller lights. Three on a side in two sets of wings on aside and a large fan shaped rudder reports continued to rushing from Nebraska throughout February but by the end of the month it appeared as if the craft had moved on. That's Swin strange lights in. The Sky made an appearance over northern Kansas. Prior to that the Kansas City Star had griped that otherwise credible apple people had gotten swept up in airship mania but they change their tune when multiple reports popped up late March. This time the the airships visited the residents of Belleville Kansas according to the Topeka daily capital on March Twenty Eighth Eighteen Ninety seven Belleville residents residents spotted a fast moving craft on at least two occasions according to them the vessel lit up the night sky and appear to move in a playful. Oh manner which suggests the airship possessed advanced maneuvering capabilities by the spring of eighteen. Ninety seven national airship chip mania was at its peak and things started to get weirder on April Fourth Iowa dairy farmer Dick Butler was allegedly Edgeley. Just arriving home from a trip to Sioux city. When he saw a strange glow from a nearby Cornfield he hopped astride his horse in race? Nice to track the light to its source. It was emanating from what appeared to be a downed airship according to the Marshall Town Evening News Republican Butler described a long narrow car resembling ecorse at box but thirty or thirty five feet long over. This car floated a cigar. r-shaped bag of about the same length Butler drew closer to investigate. But his horse spooked and through into a ditch by the time he collected himself himself. The airship had flown out of sight. The Saint Louis Post dispatch didn't believe the hype they claimed that two human in Omaha Nebraska had launched a balloon above the city with a basket of burning shavings attached to it to them the mystery airship ships sightings. Were nothing more than a practical joke. But on the night of April eighth hundreds of witnesses in eastern Iowa swore to the Chicago record that they he too had seen the mystery vessel in the sky and they all gave a consistent description the airship they saw had a long cigar shaped metallic body with protruding wings and bright searchlight. Two days later a flying craft was spotted in Quincy and Jacksonville Illinois. Same aimed description the Illinois. Witnesses reported that the AIRSHIP was flying at a low altitude over the Mississippi River. So low in fact that witnesses in Jacksonville Jacksonville swore to the Quincy Morning Wig. That they'd plainly distinguished human voices. According to the Chicago Tribune. The airship was was seen in the night sky on April tenth 1897 witnesses estimated its size at seventy feet long and twenty feet wide. This time the Saint Louis Post dispatch piled on according to their report that same night. A man named W H Hopkins stumbled upon a grounded airship hip on the outskirts of Springfield Missouri Hopkins even claim to have gone inside the craft. Apparently the airships crew consisted stood a beautiful woman in a bearded man both of whom were nude when he tried to initiate conversation but they had difficulty understanding thinning him after several rounds of failed communication. The mysterious man and woman pointed to the Sky Hopkins. Natural conclusion was that they were from Mars. Apparently this was just too outlandish for the Des Moines leader. They published a report concluding the Nebraska. ESCA I wa Illinois. AIRSHIP is pure fake according to them hoaxers in Burlington Iowa had sent a tissue paper balloon into the air. You're the night of April tenth but disbelieved in stop a tide of new sightings coming in on April eleventh eleventh airships were spotted in Minnesota Illinois and Iowa according to the Waterbury Connecticut Democrat the same night in Appleton Wisconsin Johnson former NBC. Clark made a startling discovery. A letter left behind attached to an eighteen inch. Rod sticking up from the ground. The letter claim the airship had a name. It was called the Pegasus and it had solved the problem of aerial navigation. It was a parallel plane. AIRSHIP steam powered lit by electricity and capable of carrying up to one thousand pounds. It had been constructed in seclusion ten miles outside of Lafayette Tennessee. It's parts having been shipped in from further afield. Lastly it asserted the Pegasus Patent. Application -plication would be filed within a month both in Washington and the European capitals on and on the reports continued. But still there was no hard evidence but that soon changed in mid April eighteen. Ninety seven Walter McCann a local photographer offer in Rogers Park Chicago claim to have snapped the first and only known photo of the airship. The Chicago Times Herald picked up the story immediately and it became one of the most widely publicized events surrounding the airship mystery. But the picture for all its fame was never never actually printed instead. The Times Herald ran a pen and ink etching of it with the actors expert analysis. He'd apparently apparently run chemical tests to see if the print had been tampered with and in doing so inadvertently tampered with the print but he assured the Times Herald readership. It was genuine in every particular. mighty fine piece of photographic work at that the Times Herald soon came to its senses says and realize just how dubious all sounded later the same day they published a retraction and proclaimed the picture was a fake another expert expert. This time a photographer had concluded the photos. Perspective was impossible and likely staged even with all the evidence of a widespread hoax. The airships were a sensation. Chicago residents allegedly no longer greeted each other by saying hello but with have you seen the airship for many. The answer was yes and there were new yeses every day at eleven pm on the night of April thirteenth. 1897 1897 Lakeland Minnesota Resident Frederick Chamberlain was riding his horse to Hudson Wisconsin secondly he and his writing partner came came upon a lone figure in a clearing who appeared to be searching for something I as they drew closer. They heard twigs. Snap then a rushing noyce voice a second later they could distinguish a long high object of gray white collar resembling the top of a covered wagon. According according to the Saint Paul Pioneer Press Chamberlain and his partner could make out two rows of lights for lights into pairs each pair reportedly included included a red and green bulb. The airship rose quickly at a sharp angle and passed over the trees to the south of where Chamberlain and his partner sat atop their horses looking upwards as it flew out of sight they could make out several more white lights but couldn't distinguish much of anything else no Wings no wheels no rudders and no human figures that when Frederick and his partner investigated the clearing they found fourteen. Footprints wentz reportedly two feet in length six inches wide arranged seven on each side in an oblong pattern another area farmer armor independently corroborated airship citing at the same time described as a dark object with red and green lights The next night April fourteenth 1897 witnesses in Fort Wayne. Indiana saw a fast moving bright yellow object in the sky the Fort Wayne Zet reported residents f Crocker and our tretheway had both spotted around airship with a V shaped tail tretheway commented on beautiful bright rays of yellow light. That seemed to emanate from the vessels body that same night the first in a long line of Lonestar tone star airship sightings occurred in Denton Texas according to the Dallas Morning News an amateur astronomer was stargazing through binoculars. When he saw a cigar shaped airship pass over the moon by his estimate it was fifty feet long with a powerful searchlight and smaller lights running running along its sides it had the same wing like protrusion 's reported by previous witnesses as well as the v-shape tail on April Fifteenth Eighteenth and Airship was alleged to have crashed in Kalamazoo Michigan but no wreckage was produced to verify the story the same evening airship airship witnesses in Belle? Plaine Iowa reported seeing a ship with two queer looking persons on board who made desperate efforts to conceal themselves they had the longest whiskers they ever saw in their lives. Notably this is the same description provided the previous November by a Yuba County California Resident William Bowl Meek shortly after midnight. The following night the Bloomington pantograph reported several residents of Danvers Illinois Sawn airship of bright material with a small trailer following it occupants dressed in western style style also on April sixteenth reports of an airship in Fort Worth came in from the Dallas Morning News Texas train rain conductor W Haney was sitting on his front porch with his wife and mother when they spotted a large dark object with a bright searchlight in the Sky Sky it appeared to be moving in a southwestern direction. Try as he might to get a better look. Haney couldn't see any wings or sales. Also attached to the airship the following night April seventeenth eighteen ninety seven a second airship crash reported in the small northern Texas town of Aurora an event which would become the most hotly debated of the entire airship mystery a local signal. Service officer claimed mm to have lifted an alien body from the airship wreckage Abbadi some believe still lies buried in an unmarked grave as outlandish as the supposed. Extraterrestrial crash was the public seem to utterly believe in the airships and the eyewitnesses eye-witnesses kept pouring in the next couple of days were host to a series of reports out of Texas recounting strange encounters with the ship's crew. Oh so much. Coverage was devoted to these various conflicting and increasingly elaborate accounts. It's likely people eventually grew tired of it. Because shore enough by the end of April the Texas airship reports stopped a smattering of other accounts would come in from Ohio End Nebraska BRASSICA on April nineteenth. Then another Ohio story in early May and a final report in Waterloo Iowa in early June however that Iowa citing was later determined to have been a hoax cooked up by the local paper to drive tourist traffic to the town but surely surely they couldn't all be made up hundreds of people claim to see the craft right up until the summer of eighteen ninety seven. So why did the airships ships suddenly just stop conspiracy theory number one. They were in newspaper hoax cooked up by yellow journalists to sell papers some claim the journalists were even aided and abetted by railroad employees and news. Telegraph irs conspiracy theory number two. The airships were the the work of a secretive inventor who either quickly scrapped the creations or figured out how to keep them under wraps. There are several possibilities for this creators identity. It's even been proposed that Congress was funding airship development to aid in the impending spanish-american war finally conspiracy conspiracy theory number three. The ships carried visitors from an alien race. Some ufologist think proof of extraterrestrial life lies is an unmarked grave in Aurora where the mysterious airship finally crashed. These are just three of the most popular conspiracy theories is there are hundreds more that try to explain the mysterious vessels. The one thing we can say for sure about these inexplicable aircraft is that they raise more questions than answers Thanks for tuning into conspiracy. Theories will be back Wednesday with a new episode exploring being possible hoaxes cover-ups and explanations for the great airship mystery next week. We'll dive into the conspiracy theories about these bizarre sightings and they're equally bizarre end. 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"You're listening to the briefing first broadcast on monday. The second of september two thousand and nineteen on monocle twenty four the briefing is brought to you in partnership with rolex next halo unto welcome to the briefing coming to you live from studio one here at midori house in london. I'm markus hippie coming wing of germany's far-right performed strongly in regional elections in the east of the country how issued leaders in berlin respond. We'll also ask a where. The rebels rebels in the u._k. As ruling conservative party now whole to the key to halting disastrous no deal brexit sometimes there is a point where it is you have to judge between your own personal interests and the national interest and the national interest has to come first plus the of japanese diplomacy some quirky stories from the balkans okay and we discuss where the children shoot ever skip school to make a political points or that bright here on the briefing with me. Markus hippie <music> brealey monry results in regional elections in germany indicates. A huge surge in support for the country's far-right are timothy of a few deutsche slumped party. Let's get more on this with developed stephanie bolts in stephanie's regular contributor here on monocle twenty four welcome to the program so the a._f._d._c. made be gains in saxony getting over twenty seven percent of the vote and in brandenburg where it goes over twenty three percent of the vote how <unk> ho concerned should we be well. Certainly we should be concerned because it was. It's something that <hes> has been predicted for a long time. The the alternative is attached on this so called a._f._c. <hes> which is a right wing anti immigrant partly onto european union potty would be searching especially in the east germany and we have seen that on sunday again but it's also important to say that <hes> there was a a fear from the established parties that they could even win the election and sexy and the heavens the the c._d. You i'm gonna macos. Party has clearly really won this election but there's no reason for the traditional parties to be complacent. Why do you think your after. He performed so well. Is it all about migration still still. It's still a lot about migration. It is also still quite a protest vote. People in east germany feel that they we have been not as well regarded and appreciate it <hes> ever since <hes> the wall came down nineteen eighty-nine and also the different culture. It's a it's a part of germany. That is <hes> still <hes> yeah. You might say this indefinite. If you look at polls <hes> more sympathy for russia. It's it's <hes> it's part of germany where say authoritarian idea this. Maybe find a little bit more of <hes> support <hes> if you look at the economic data it's actually not bad i mean it's not a very high unemployment. People are having a pretty good living standards <hes> but there is this <hes> very vice spread feeding frustration of being not as valued as as people in the west and especially with the immigrants coming in a lot of people have expressed anger because they feel that immigrations quote come in get everything they want while we have been working hard and do never get what we actually the <hes> would like to have an alive and it sounds like these results make it very clear how strong division is still between east and west germany. Yes it is but what it also shows. Is that <hes> it's a very strong fragmentation of <hes> of the political landscape so if you look at it closely at the results is what is absolutely <hes> from the point of view from the social democrats. It's devastating <hes> resolved the s._p._d. Which which is like the c._d. You wanna see really old traditional parties in germany and has been in the government many many times since the second world war they have had their ever worst result in a regional election. <hes> the top of the parties now changing again. There is also the c._d._u. While they have won the election election in saxony they lost very much in the other election in brandenburg so both parties if they look at the result of regional election. There's a clear a message from the voters that they are not happy with where things are going a few league noord and that therefore they vote for either very pro immigrant greens or masses really vote for the anti immigrant a._f._d._c. What do you expect from the traditional major policies now. Do you think they will change their tactics. They have already done so so if you look at the c._d. You <hes> the is now a new succession coming so <hes> uncle has already stepped up down as the leader of the c._d._u. and she will endure course step down also as the chancellor and <hes> the woman to follow her is a woman called unagreed. Come kevin having boa. She's the current <hes> defense secretary but she has had a very weak start and she has made quite a lot of mistakes. <hes> she is not very popular hello and why is he tried to get the c._d. On a more conservative pass she hasn't been really successful. There were a lot of internal rows in the c. d. o. so that doesn't look good and if you look at the p._d. They are really really struggling to get back on track. They they have a lot of ideas. They have a lot of changes <hes> <hes> in terms of personnel but nothing seems to win back the voters stephanie. How close is a f._d. Now from gaining real power or parties representing germany's federal parliament have refused to govern together with the do. You think that stone's may change us. We see a._f._d._c. both grow. I don't see it for the moment. I mean it's not one party that would say we are cooperating with the a._f._d._c. but nevertheless the constantly in more and more places whether whether it's in the federal parliament or the regional parliaments becoming the biggest opposition party of course they do in their way by being the opposition party <hes> influence and determine very much the cost of politics so why they might not be in power they are very much force that the other parties i have to reckon with oil some positive news as well in these elections the greenstone we do very well in that part of germany but it seems that this is changing now this is changing very much but interestingly if you look at the maps they are <hes> very very successful in urban centers so they are successful in places like driessen or life's ish this but the further away you go from the urban centers the less successful they are and there you see also split which in a way you can also see in the united kingdom between rule parts and and the urban centers where usually there's more young people more educated people versus the people who feel like our call themselves called the left behind and you have the same phenomenon in germany. I need stephanie bolster from developed. Thank you very much for joining us here on the briefing and now with lucrative the day's headlines smear it's monaco's ymca fat thank you mark is the most powerful storm to hit the bahamas since records began has caused flooding and flattened homes the category five storm which is called dorian is the the second strongest atlantic hurricane on record. It is not moving westwards and may hit areas of the eastern seaboard. Argentina's government has imposed strict currency controls roles in a bit to stabilize the country's deepening financial crises. The new restrictions mean that businesses will now have to seek permission from argentina's central bank to sell vessels by i foreign currency and to make transfers abroad and today's monocle minute reports that students from hong kong schools universities are boycotting their classes in support of pro-democracy komo crecy protests the cds authorities say parents should urge their children to stay in school for more only story had to monaco com slash minute. Those are today's day's headlines bacteria marcus. Thank you very much really and let's get to the day's latest business headlines now. I'm joined on the line by bloomberg's u._n. Ports the copolymers is preparing to returned from its summer break against a backdrop of weak economic data you this report on the manufacturing sector the marcus yes the u._k.'s factory slum unexpectedly deepened in august mounting brexit uncertainty is combining with weaker global growth and that's pushed gauge of the sector to its the lowest level in seven years. A data we have today is the market purchasing managers index dropped a forty seven point four last month down from forty eighty eight in july. Now fifty is level which marks the difference between contraction and expansion so u._k.'s manufacturing continuing to contract act. It isn't just the brexit factors which are <hes> concerning factory owners in the u._k. In fight so much of european contraction germany the biggest manufacturing incontinence actually in worse contraction than the u._k. And the rest of the euro area the nineteen countries which share the currency <hes> also in contraction <hes> roughly the same level as the u._k. Of course a very busy week for brexit watches the house of commons returns tomorrow a lot of members of parliament into trying to stop a no deal brexit majority of m._p.'s against the no deal brexit's but boris johnson threatening rebels in his own conservative party that they must bacame or perhaps face de-selection <hes> the group of <hes> group of politicians hoping to introduce a draft bill to force johnson to delay brexit again if if he can broker a new deal by october thirty first deadline but the case p._m. Been very clear that the country must leave e you on the thirty first tober do or die light use his words and that's something we'll be discussing later in this program with carol walker and marriage but continuing with with business. We also have news from argentina's. We you just heard that. Country's government has imposed emergency financial measures. How much more can you tell us. Yes very much a back down. <hes> for the argentinian continue president murchio macrey. He's impose capital controls in a blunt policy reversal aimed to continue the country's escalating financial crisis now this all started toss it back in august primary elections that showed that a former cabinet chief alberto ferdinand's <hes> along way ahead of mercy macrey that really spooked boots investors <hes> macrey seen as they <hes> pro markets reform. He's been in palestinians twenty fifteen ironically one of the first things he did when he took over four years ago guy was dismantle capital controls which put in <hes> controls over moving foreign exchange in and out of the country but in a rare intervention yesterday on a sunday the central bank ordered exporters to repatriate foreign currency <hes> from their sale of goods within five days <hes> other measures included <hes> companies having to be <hes> authorized by the central bank to buy in the f._x. Markets <hes> and individual argentinians ought to be limited to there to purchasing nine. More than ten thousand dollars was a month <hes>. It's all amid rising public panic and the looming specter of the focus is all stuff that we've seen before in argentina and markets really really not taking this very well. The peso is down more than twenty five percent over the course of last month <hes> after that election results so <hes> instinct to watch how the situation develops in argentina absolutely rather dramatic news from there that was bloomberg's u._n. Ports thank you very much for joining us here in the briefing coming soon rolex. Bring you the pioneers. The pioneers is a brand new series that tells the stories of people improving approving the planet. You'll hear how rolex supports these innovators with whom they share a passion for safeguarding the f for future generations gain precious insight into the fresh thinking that is disrupting erupting received wisdom for the better and learn how phyllis action continues to be the crucial driver of change the pioneers coming soon to twenty four in partnership with rolex you you're listening to the briefing with me marcus. Let's take a look out to the day's big stories with our news channel. I'm joined by carol walker political analyst analyst who spent a number of years covering westminster for the bbc and mary shift ski who is a columnist for the independent and the guardian welcome to the program. Let's start with with the ongoing turbulence over brexit in the u._k. Prime minister boris johnson has promised that britain would leave the european union do or die in the end of october m._p. Is will this week. Try to bring forward legislation against a no deal in parliament. However boris johnson house delivered <hes> ultimate him to rebel or m._p.'s warning thus they would be expelled from the party if they join forces with opposition leader jeremy corbyn to hold. We know deal brexit carol. How exceptional is a threat like this well. It is quite an extraordinary threat to make especially when you consider that many of the very senior ministers in government around boris johnson themselves rebelled against the previous administration. I'm we've had for many years lots of threats within the opposition labor party to expel people who also seen as opposing the the lead jeremy corbyn <hes> and we've certainly had attempts in the pulse to try to bring conservative m._p.'s into line but i think to issue threats. Let's like this against senior. Conservative m._p.'s including people like philip hammond who was in the treasury as chancellor until a few weeks ago david livingston in he's been a senior minister for years. David gould likewise ken clark who's held almost all the great offices of state for the conservative party in successive successive. Administrations is an extraordinary move and i think that the danger for boris johnson is that it could back fire and if anything i think called and resolve of people to say that look this is about not just party politics. This is about the future of the country and the future direction and prosperity of the country executive think boris johnson really is willing to risk losing a number of 'em piece like this well. It's interesting isn't it because i agree with absolutely everything that carol sad ed i would also add to that which is that boris seems to be a actually gambling against a split in the tory party sheet now ever since the europe referendum what if we had we've had prophecies that the tory party one fine day is going to split and and winter is a may was prime minister whole effort and quite successful effort it has to be said seemed to be directed towards preventing wanting a split in the tory party. What we have here is boris johnson almost daring the party to split in front of him in maybe the expectation that won't but the problem is how much is boris johnson bluffing and how much is he serious and the same argument goes for his approaches to brussels. How much is he grandstanding. Is he bluffing. How much is he actually prepared to deliver carol. You've been following boris johnson obviously for years. I wonder if you can give us any insights. What do you think how much is gambling homeless. He puffing absolutely a huge huge gamble but he has staked his reputation in the future of his government on delivering brexit by october thirty first and he is surrounded by key key figures who are prepared to smash conventions break up the rules do anything they possibly can to deliver that now. It does seem quite possible that the government will be defeated in parliament this week. I think if that happens we are heading towards general election very soon but it looks very clear that what boris johnson will try to do will be to ensure that election happens off the october thirty first so that he can say look. I have delivered on that kief pledge out of the e._u. Now i'm going to focus on the rest of this domestic agenda and he's already keeping spraying money around local government promising billions for schools and hospitals and promising people a better life beyond so it's a huge gamble ah bought in these hugely volatile circumstances. It's very difficult indeed to predict exactly what the course of events is going to be over the next next few days. Let alone weeks. Let's look at the position of the labor party. Then the opposition leader jeremy corbyn has been criticized for his lack of enthusiasm in fighting against brexit brexit. Mary are we now seeing labour. Party's stalls shift crutchley very lost minute well. We've seen it sort of shifting over recent weeks. Wchs since boris johnson became prime minister <hes> it's sort of forced jeremy corbyn to take <hes> if possible slightly more or a more precise clearer stunts than he's he's managed so far but in a way but in a way <hes> he is looking at a scenario that he has been asking for for the last year which is for an early early general election <hes> and the problem for him now is that if boris johnson actually moves towards the general election he could be in a better position to fight it than jeremy corbyn an all the figures now look practically reversed from where they were a year ago in the sense that it would be much much more dangerous for jeremy corbyn and labor to agitate for an election now than it is for boris johnson. I slightly disagree with carol. One something <hes> which is on the possible timing of an election i sort of things that boris johnson might want an election sooner rather rather than later and that if it can possibly be shoehorned in two october before the final date he could emerge which with a with an overall majority that would actually ease the passage possibly to a brexit with a deal so i'm not completely convinced that he's going to aim for afterwards his choice might very well be to gamble on having an election before and getting a deal. I think well it's fascinating. It's not when you look at the labor. Party's jeremy cubans making a speech today and he's accusing boris johnson of an attack on democracy <hes> surrounding himself with phony populist cabal but labor have been forced to change their tactics. They were originally going to try to force a vote of no confidence and try hi to install jeremy corbyn at the head some form of interim government to prevent a new deal brexit. They've now realized that they've got no hope of getting conservative of m._p.'s onside to vote for that so they're going along with this at least initial idea of trying to seize control of the parliamentary timetable to poss- else allure which would require birth johnson to seek a further delay to brexit if the u. k. is heading for leaving the e._u. Without down to deal as seems increasingly likely that does appear to rallied a lot of support from conservative piece as well as those from other parties. That's going to be the initial focus. He's still saying today. We need a general election but i think as. Mary says he knows that fighting an election against boris johnson when labor twenty anti points adrift in the polls is not going to be easy for the labor party and talking about the timing of the election. We heard from the former prime minister tony blair today as well. He suggested that labor labor would be ill-advised to participate in general election until brexit is solved also in recent days we heard from another former prime minister john major who is joining course awards case to fight parliament's suspension looking at these two former leaders. How much power or influence do they still have. They are sending a signal but does it really matter. I think tony blair has been pretty much discredited by his record over the iraq war and i know that a lot of labor m._p.'s activists. I actually feel that tony. Blair's intervention is counterproductive john major though is a respected figure although he himself mm self for huge bottles over europe and many euro-sceptics as they were then those many of those who are now on brexit tears are on no fans of john major. I think the fact you have got a former conservative prime minister saying that he will go to court to stop the actions of one of his successors is a real sign of the quite extraordinary political drama which is unfolding at the moment mary during so i'm not sure that it's actually truly going to reflect terribly well on him because i think that john major has actually <hes> preserved in some ways his reputation as carol suggested has actually increased increased massively since he left office <hes> and part of the reason is that he he uses his public platform very sparingly and so when he comes out and says something it sounds like voice of wisdom from on high and people listen but i'm not sure that in the low in recent months he's spoken more often and the idea that he is now putting his name to this court case <hes> to to undermine a sitting prime minister who like it or not has huge popularity outside london an outside particular killers as it would be described elite quarters. I think this is i think john major is risking his reputation here and he might have been well advised to take a bit of a back seat on this on what is happening in this country is exceptional over the weekend conservative minister michael grove repeatedly refused to rule out the possibility that the government cute ignore any law passed by parliament to stop a no deal brexit. Let's remember during his campaign boris johnson himself promise to restore trust in british democracy. Oh chrissy does he blew clocks doing that now. I think that he is being seen as the ultimate disruptor of many of our conventions as you know in the u._k. We don't have a written constitution. There are all kinds of traditions and conventions in the way things have occurred precedents accidents. All of those are being torn up but has to be said that being torn up on all sides and i think that what boris johnson and his team are doing is looking at the the sense of frustration. There is in the country that it is now more than three years since that you referendum they will go into what does seem very you likely to be a general election fairly soon <hes> saying that they were will take britain beyond this brexit debate and so they can get on and talk about other things now. The u._k. Is going to be negotiating with the e._u. For months if not years to come whatever happens act on october the thirty first but i think that message saying look we have been dragged down by institutions that have ganged up to deny the people there say unto deny the people the implementation of the way they voted back in two thousand sixteen. I think that his team counting not being a very powerful argument. I think something embroiders happen to i think ever since the referendum but especially since boris johnson became prime minister we have been looking at the weaknesses of british democracy exposed for all to see and in particular this contradiction that there is between a referendum as expressing the the will of the people as it's not even by a small majority and the parliamentary system which is first past the post and is quite unrepresentative if of the electric especially as it currently is and the contradictions between referendum system and our parliamentary system. I think cry out looked for changes in the whole way. Politics works well. Let's continue then to italy. Let's continue with story from their last last month. Italy's populist stunt public deputy prime minister mathias l._v._a._d. Royalties horizon wing league party's coalition with the broadly leftist five star movement in in the hope that he'd trigger snap elections he wanted to capitalize on the wave of pro nationalist sentiment crashing across europe but for now it looks like he's being eddie ray or to buy an unexpected coalition between the five star movement and center-left democratic party elsewhere in europe however the rice continues to grow as we have heard the f. d. may serious headway in regional elections in germany over the weekend while hard line brexit is continue to hold the u._k. Hostage carlos salinas silly reflects about politicking more than a lapse in popularity bots. Are there lessons we can learn from easily when it comes to keeping far right elements away from power well. I think what's interesting is that salvini has been outmaneuvered for the time being. It was fascinating to see matia frenzy. Who's <hes> himself a very senior figure in italian politics <hes> tweeting off the latest moves to our salvini from the ruling coalition institutions one populism nil <hes> but of course i don't think we've seen the end of this particular much <hes> would if god is essentially a pretty unstable coalition i mean you've got the five star movement which tried to position itself as the <hes> ah populists themselves as anti-establishment teaming up with the <hes> center left democratic party and i think many people look at that as marriage which many people would have thought was unthinkable only a few months ago and the two at a time when salvini is writing high in the polls getting close. It's two forty percent in the polls. While five star <hes> <hes> just picante is losing popularity so i think salvini he has been outmaneuvered for the time being but i think that his popularity means that he may well yet find his way back into power and i think you're you're looking at here is a populist movement that has genuinely shifted italian popular opinion. I spent much time initially over the years and it seems extraordinary that a country that was not so proud of its involvement in the e._u. Project now has a a voting public who prepared to back people who are prepared to turn their backs on europe to to define many of the rules on the economy fl- let's look at germany. That's happening over there mary. Do you think the latest results from germany suggested it's more when then if right-wingers will become potentially policy-making force over there well. I think the interesting being from the weekend elections is that it almost underlines <hes> how relatively local <hes> the success of if the f._d._a. has been <hes> that it still largely restricted in its greatest successes to the former east germany <hes> <hes> where morale is is lower than it is in the form of west germany and where the special special considerations they're both demographic and political because of the historical background <hes> so i think in some ways you know if we look at <hes>. I'm i'm not sure that <hes> what looks like quite an impressive increase in these two lender that went to vote the weekend whether that translates across germany now of course you can say well if it doesn't if it doesn't translate across germany in the future <hes> then that leaves germany looking politically very divided oh i did and the east potentially <hes> even more resentful <hes> done it currently is <hes> but i think also you know when we look at look. Gemini special factors look at italy special factors. Look at hungary also often put in the same bracket <hes> that you have really quite right <hes> decided national differences between these different countries <hes> but maybe one thing that you could look at is that where the right wall the populist right has gained power one way or another quite often. They find it difficult to keep power our <hes>. That's happened very local level in in the u._k. Historically what british national party got elected locally and then got voted out <hes> and i think you're also seeing that a bit across europe that they find it difficult to keep power actually to govern well. Let's continue then to hong kong where way high school students went on strike today on the first day of glasses after the summer break to show their commitment to the city's anti-government protest movement this this is not the only school strike that has made headlines recently also climate activist greta phonebook started striking at school and in imbera people's have being given a day off a year to protest about climate change. Skipping school is afraid to topic and greta herself has been challenged on it. Yes i definitely understand that. It's hard for some people to to strike from school but <hes> i think that's i say it all the time but why should should we be studying for future that soon may not exist anymore and when no one is doing anything to save that future carroll school strikes do you think do you. I think it's a great sign off of young people warning what into join the society and and have an impact or do you think schools should be left in peace and outside collection. We'll look. I think students for decades have been at the forefront of political protests and i think what we're seeing now. How is that the rise of social media means that it is at a younger and younger age that pupils start to become politically active politically engaged. <hes> gratitude burg has come in for a certain amount of steak but i didn't think anyone no one can deny the huge impact that she has made in galvanizing protests around the need to tackle climate change <hes> not just in our own country but around the world and we've seen the protests here in the u._k. And in other places forcing governments to take environment issues far more seriously and my own view is that i do think that we have to recognize that there is not north this you can't wait until people are eighteen before allowing them to express their democratic views. We can't limit freedom freedom of speech in that way and that politicians nationally the grownups of got to find a way of engaging more in nah pupils. If they gained prevent greater disruption to the important process of learning my first instinct is that they should get back to school and forget about it. The second instinct is that maybe scotland has a point <hes> and one protest strike day every year not just for school poop luke pupils may be for everybody should be a day identified in the working calendar when everybody can go out and protest for their favorite course us and that's a legitimately recognizing to do what we the first thing that gets you on the streets. <hes> probably against everything that's going on in the you can the moment very ski and carol walker. Thank you very much for joining us here. In the briefing <music> in in a week or so from the city of houston will play host to the third democratic primary debate but knol knol not all the candidates from the previous. Two rounds have made the cut. Here is the monocle acting l._a. Bureau chief kaleta rebecca last week the deadline passed ask for candidates to qualify for the next democratic presidential debate and only ten made it which means that instead of having nights split into two. We'll have some of the the heavyweight candidates gathered into one night only for the very first time to go through the list of who made the cut and what we can expect late september. I'm joined now by melanie mason. Who's a political reporter with the los angeles times and covering the twenty twenty presidential campaign. Let's start exactly what that who has made the cuts so as you said they were ten people that made in what we've seen is that the sort of top tier candidates of the race folks former vice president joe biden vermont senator bernie sanders sanders senator elizabeth warren senator comma harris. We're kind of seen as the top contenders. They're all going to be on the stage together. In addition we have who have castro amy klobuchar who's the senator senator from minnesota better or work former congressman from texas and andrew yang who's sort of tech founder and a sort of dark horse candidate in the race. They're all going to be on the stage as well as cory booker who is a senator from new jersey. Is it fair to say that the twenty twenty race now that only ten candidates have made it has got itself into a more predictable addictive rhythm. I guess well i think nothing is predictable in american politics these days so i would caution about using that but i think we're seeing maybe a new phase that we're entering into for this race because we are seeing a wind down of the folks that are on the debate stage and this was very deliberate by the way by the democratic party. I think there's been a sense of kind of fatigue among <hes> primary voters trying to keep track of so many candidates and so it was deliberate in this round of debates and the next debate in october that there would be a higher threshold that they had to reach in order to make it to the stage the thinking behind that was there's so many candidates that people have to keep track of. We're going to make it harder and harder for these people to make the debate stage so you're really only focusing on the folks who may be really viable to win the primary race and make it to the general election now for candidates to meet the requirements to qualify for this debate was was not only about donations but also about how they were pulling ahead of the sideline. We already seen some candidates dropping out of the race this past week who has <hes> officially left the run for the white house so there's been a few i think one of the higher profile ones was washington governor jay inslee who was really running a very climate change focus campaign. He announced that he didn't really see a path. Viability also another high-profile candidate who dropped out with new york senator kirsten gillibrand <hes> she announced that she also in sort of see a path forward and then there's folks like massachusetts congressman multan and so you're starting to see some folks maybe recognize that the fundamentals of their sort of support just weren't there what i think. What else is there plenty of candidates who haven't made the debate stage who made it clear. They don't intend on dropping out of the race anytime soon such as billionaire activist. It's tom steiner from california and marianne williamson. Who's kind of a self help grew they have said we're sticking in working to continue. They're going to try to make the stage in october so oh. I think that just because they're not on the debate stage. It doesn't mean that there aren't other candidates out there still vying for this nomination no of course now that is narrow down to just one night. A lot of people are into supporting how all the heavyweight candidates will compete against each other instead of being split into two nights <hes>. Do we know what we can expect a stage. I think i think there's a lot of people are looking forward to watching joe biden elizabeth warren on the same stage that hasn't happened yet of all the major candidates <hes> that one particular matchup has not and you know they we have two very different visions i think of the future of the democratic party and the pitch they're making voters. Joe biden really have kind of a almost reset back to sort of a nostalgic campaign pain in a sense he talks a lot about being vice president to barack obama talks a lot about his experience in politics for forty years whereas elizabeth warren really has this pitch of a a big shakeup structural change and so these are two really competing visions and we haven't seen them go toe to toe with each other just yet so. I think that we're all very interesting to see if there are direct rex criticisms direct challenges if people don't you know exchange jabs but that is apparent that we haven't yet seen now before this third round of the democratic primary debates we are going to hear from the top ten candidates as well at this climate town. Hold that's happening. Do we know any details about that's what i know about that format so far we're not going to have all of the candidates on stage and so it's much more of a kind of a panel format and i think that you're gonna see less sort of back and forth between these candidates and you're gonna have the candidates and said sort of talking a little bit more broadly about their various visions about how to confront climate change several candidates have already released plans either variations of this green new deal which would really be kind of a mega stimulus package to use green jobs to really rework the american economy others are talking about a different approach but it's going to be probably a little bit less combative than what you would see in a debate set up where you have everybody's standing on stage and more of an opportunity to the candidates to go at length of whatever policies they're trying to promote listen awesome. Melanie mason political reporter for the los angeles times speaking to monaco scarlet their ability. You're listening to the briefing monocle to inform <music>. It is going to be a busy month for japan's prime. Minister jean obey he will meet russia's vladimir repute in later this week before conducting talks with iran's hussin ruhani at the united nations. It comes us tokyo attempts to take a leading role to diffuse some of the world's most difficult problems to tell me more about japan's diplomatic ambitions. I'm joined on the line by sir david warren warren who was the u._k.'s ambassador to japan between two thousand eight and two thousand twelve. Welcome to the broke from the first of all. Do you think there has been a change change in the way. Tokyo sees itself in the world stage. It certainly seems that japan is back in diplomatic terms well edmark that suddenly being one of the high priorities of shinzo as prime minister <hes> over the last six now nearly seven years <hes> when he became prime minister for the second time at the end of twenty twelve he made a speech making clear that japan was back on the international national stage after a period of political and diplomatic confusions under the democratic party of japan's three years in power and <hes> a as prime minister but also in his political career before becoming premise and has both mapped opt out a much more assertive role such pan internationally in terms of its ability to join international peacekeeping activities and become more militarily assertive than it has been in the pacifist postwar period and also be part of what he called in opposition addition security diamond and civic in the u._s. Australia india and <hes> outta <hes> military maritime powers in order that japan dan can play a political and i think i may feels and some of his supposes agree <hes> a military role but is more commensurate with its economic power. Remember remember japan is the third largest economy in the world and one of the g. seven and super powers <hes> and <hes> it sometimes forgotten gotten. Japan is a country political significance as well as a large economy. How welcome is japan increased participation in the world diplomacies. There's something that scene so obey can offer that many other world leaders can't well. He has a strong relationship with the united states. <hes> he is a representative of a major liberal democracy <hes> which is bothered the top table <hes> developed countries countries <hes> he's also a represents a country that has extensive relations across the developing world <hes> so uh-huh sense japan sees itself something of a bridge in all these areas and hopes to be able to play that role as constructively as possible of course there are regional title tensions and we're seeing those at the moment <hes> the relationship with china has been pretty bad at the past few years although it's recovered somewhat <hes> more recently <hes> the relationship with career is now very poor <hes> pocketing <hes> this is as a result of unresolved historical issues or japanese japanese believed that these issues were resolved a long time ago talk leaders as a result of domestic political tensions. There is a little regional uncertainty about it depends playing a more active role in military times whereas in europe i think we would welcome japan. Playing a more engaged role in collective. Self-defense does asian regional powers. They may feel about china which is japan's made rival feel equivocal about this because of the memory of the civic and second world will relationship with trump is important as well. The u._s. is the existential pump with japan and has been since it's nineteen forty five and at the time when countries a very unsettled about the volatility of the unpredictable u._s. president and they has invested a lot of effort. Is it in trying to establish. Some sort of relationship may the trump that at least the nabil's japan to communicate coherently and constructively with the united estates. How successful has japan being so far. I think the jury is out. <hes> the links with russia new obeys invested vested tremendous amount of time in trying to resolve the safe unresolved all the night in question with <hes> putin and he hasn't got very far. He's attempts to mediate in iran. Were embarrassed a couple of months ago. <hes> with the <hes> revolution regards taking japanese tanka <hes> during the the <hes> diplomatic process he was trying to push forward japan is establishing itself as a genuine rival competitor to china's belt and road initiative in the developing world and some of the shine has come off the belt road as the full costs of chinese these activities a bone in a large number of recipients countries btcu conference which brought together most of the leaders of africa africa. <hes> is an example of how japan is establishing itself as a liberal democratic rival and competitor to china's <hes> <hes> economic label strategy and the relationship with america remains strong one. The evidence is is that there is going to be a trade deal. It's not absolutely what the japanese would have wanted spots to it is being a bit tepid but nonetheless <hes> japan appears to be a little to stave off some of president trump's most more aggressive trade war inclinations and i obey has good relations with <hes> a number of world leaders. <hes> in difficult countries -sarily have particularly strong relations elsewhere in the world l. So i think the jury is out. There's evidence that would be <hes> a prime minister who was given political continuity to japan for the past six seven years and the japanese diplomacy is respected and some of japan's diplomatic initiatives may be surprised so david to warren. Thank you very much for joining s._a._t. Multiple tony farm coming soon muslim rolex. Bring you the pioneers for for the founder of rolex hands bills. Two of the world was like a living laboratory. He began to use it as a testing ground watches from the nine hundred thirty s sending them to the most extreme extreme locations supporting explorers who ventured into the unknown but we'll changed as the twentieth century unfolds exploration for pure discovery has is giving way to it as a means to preserve the neutral world to make the planet perpetual learn more with the pine is coming soon to monocle twenty four. You're listening to monocle twenty four. This is the briefing. It's time to review the dais papers now. I'm joined in the studio by our varian ferdinando augusta per second so you have a few stories for us. What is the first one is from latin america absolutely marcus. Let's start to fall it. Some powell the big story here they did a poll about a more synonymous popularity and is falling quite fast <hes> in fact one of the worst <hes> eight months for president in brazil zeal since one thousand nine hundred ninety so the numbers are thirty eight percent of brazilians think his doing so far a very bad or awful presidency thirty percent think it's average and twenty ninety nine percent approve of him so this is very bad numbers and even <hes> you know they divided into groups <hes> his falling all the categories of from the rich the poor in every single region. I i'm wondering you you might ask me why right marcus i presume so basically i think brazilians are not enjoying the way way the way he's being president his style <hes> i mean every day there's a controversy he makes fights with world leaders every single day brazilians his and not approving the way he's dealing with environment. Specially you know the recent fires in the amazon so they're quite a lot of bad things about sonata. The brazilians are thinking in the moment. Do you think he needs to change the way he's working absolutely because i think you know there are a portion brazilians. I mean those twenty nine percent approve of him that likes that. He's a bit of a kind of controversial leader <hes> but then you know he was elected with half. We've about fifty percent of people voted for him. Thinking the economy would improve again. The economy is very slow and is not that this is not happening. Let's continue to bolivia whoa <hes> not a very interesting story here from the guardian <hes> the to the big featuring neutron will leave here. We're talking about the fire in the amazon but then we'll leave those who suffering of lord of fires <hes> marcus in the region of the cheeky tan or dry forest <hes> and a lot of people are blaming president evo morales <hes> because apparently july he passed laws which basically were encouraging slash and burn farming harming. I mean august is the worst month for fires. I mean believings know that but this year is different this year especially after the law that have morales past people are seeing more and more fair fire which is causing destruction in the wildlife and much more. You also have a story from today's edition of the financial times for us. We're looking art. Giannis spending absolutely is a little graph. You're talking about you know <hes> the cia how the chinese middle classes are traveling more and more and in fact act marcus <hes> from last year the big spenders when it comes to tourism <hes> between the u._s. by a large margin as well <hes> and is interesting. They're they're more and more interested to come to places like <hes> like like europe. I mean because you also have the graph from the other side of the top ten destinations and number one is france number to spain and with three a u. s. so it's quite interesting because saying a lot of countries actually need this chinese tourism. I know there's been a lot of cities you know were doing some kind of anti-terrorism measures but but it also brings me to the city's right that's so true. Federal dogu sukkot there. Thank you very much for joining us here in the briefing <music> and finally on today's broker we are off to the balkan swear monaco sky delauney standing ding bhai with some of the stories that are making news in the region. Welcome back to the broker guy. So the first story the fulbright association hass us nominates it courageous president for its lifetime achievement award and it seems that many people are escaping indeed. They're not because it has nominated donated kalinda grubarg qatar rich who is shay ask for a have remarkable contributions as a leader diplomat and public servant and now this this is a controversial statement. Now many listeners will any no kalinda cadaveric from her appearance at the world cup final last year when she opposed on the pitch and one of crisis trademark checkerboard shirts in the pouring rain i was in moscow wasn't as i recall and dot got lots of positive attention lots of write-ups. Hey here's a a lovely new modern leader but in fact <hes> her position in the region is <hes> israel the more troublesome than not because she's a member of walls a member of the head of the h._d.'s at the nationalist party <hes> in croatia and a lot of her rhetoric has been extremely nationalist and she indulges ages in the old dog whistle <hes> nationalism as well and this has gone down very poorly <hes> with with people analysts critics both within croatia russia and outside one criticism as sad. Someone who changes have used based on where the wind blows is the opposite of a leader. Someone who routinely stokes up tensions with neighboring country the diplomat and somebody who has a birthday party thrown by an embezzler and fugitive is not a public servant ouch another big story from your region in almost a quarter of a century after the war land mine saw steel clayton casualties in bosnia. It's quite incredible that the majority of bosnia's municipalities policies are still contaminated by landmines and that was brought into sharp relief and very sad relief last week when two d miners <hes> killed <hes> in in near the town of livno which is in the southwest of the country and you know they were trying to clear some of these minefields which still ab- liked the country <hes> the reports by the de-miners reckon that <hes> around fifteen percent of the population still lives with with the daily danger injure of of of landmines and unexploded ordinance and in the past twenty three years fifty five bosnian deminers of actually being killed in the line of duty and these issues still go marker so i've been reporting on the refugee crisis we've seen an increasing number of people going through bosnia in the past year or so five and the refugee authorities have been a printing up leaflets handbills <hes> both in english and arabic <hes> essay warning of the dangers his minds for for people crossing borders unregulated crossings and then not being just to try to stop people crossing its unregulated crossing there is a still a clear and present danger angel from landmines and unexploded ordinance. Let's continue then to slovenia. We have a lighter story from there. So many people may have heard that there was already a rather rather strange wooden statue of melania trump in slovenia. Now we have another one for husband. Have you checked out the video marcus. I haven't told me what's in it could be because because i i think you should because this is not just any statue now. This is a statue near the town of cabinet. Which is wherever the current prime minister of slovenia comes from iran shots and it's an enormous wooden statue. It's very sort of broad literally and figuratively statue of donald trump so the trademark yellow <hes> quick f- is in place <hes> it certainly as wide as donald trump and it's got a blue suit on but it is made of wood. It's it's more of a representation of a human fagin in an an accurate reproduction of one but the killer with this as it can switch between tim expressions so one who's got sort of pouty red lips but then you you can actually drop away the bottom part of the georgia refuses to reveal a terrifying array of razor sharp triangular almost vampiric teeth and <hes> and the idea there is to represent the two sides of mr trump. Is this meant to be a tourist destination assigned to go and have a luca it or do you think it's just meant to be ought and for people to enjoy well. I think that this is a mixture of things the ultimate in this case a says that he wants people to think about what's happening with with <hes> with with power and donald trump's use of power and but i think the slovenia of courses in an odd position because it's melania trump is from slovenia we've seen a wooden statue of her a very sort of naive style go up near her hometown of ceo nitsa and that divided opinions just as in the same way this new as statue of donald trump has divided lied opinions but people here are really scratching their head selena's a very sensible country in many respects and to see such crazy things happening connected to one of their own. I i think is problematic and thus wooden statues have become come one of the ways in which slovenians are trying to process all of this or let's talk about one more stats you in in brief brief. That's that's houston split india details and we were talking about over tourism then went way and <hes> this is a problem in split. There is an ancient statue of spinks in split about three and a half thousand years old. People are now worried that it's going to be eroded by all the tourists taking selfies lying on top of it <hes> so they've suggested doing what italy's doing and instituting whopping great fines for anybody sort of taking liberties with this ancient cat. It's remains to be seen if that approach is going to work guidoni. Thank you very much for joining us here. Monocle twenty four and that's all for today spanish off the briefing the program was produced by harris james saint augustine match alario and researched by yawning affair and nearly poor sir our studio manager worse bill lucy markazi. Thanks for listening and by nope uh-huh yeah <music>.
Three Wide, No Cover - Weekend Racing Preview - Randwick
"The hello and welcome to free wide. I'm your host MC Warwick still taking the situation very seriously we saw in the studio. Why we're doing abby social distancing but we definitely still wanNA bring you a little bit of fun h wait at. Hopefully some winners joined vence. Som- Masha join as always Josie will start with you. How I I'm good ripping rice cod. To be honest. We got up to Sydney for these ones of championship. Die One well-done we'll just say well done to rising as a community because for them to continue to have writing gang. We know it's much bigger than just the hunt and the horses running across the lawn. So many people working in the industry behind the saints Well done hopefully. It can cake continuing as we go on this day. Hey Hey well on. Josie good staff to stay are ought Josie. Your track report might success again on the weekend. You just keep calling them the rock. Why Import One? We're going to be looking at a pretty wet track understand. Yeah so we move away from Roy so we had three weeks in a row. Actually the rices where there on Wednesday go to Bain and that attracts continuing to rining Sydney. That's just what seems to happen. In this autumn Carnival Riley Detroit for Rain Week. Soft seeks at the moment but expecting four to ten meals. Thursday I fifteen Friday and then a clear set. It is going off that logic. I think we're going to be at least a soft seven possibly heavy eight range looking at that. We put it through the latest. Sing to struggle at the track in coined condition so midfield an even further back than midfield. Ken be a really good spot. Rain Week when the rousing true and soft conditions be interested to say pies. We haven't been there for a while but midfield won't be such a disadvantage as it usually. Is They go? And second off the Field Josie so looking forward to seeing your thoughts on center and a nine chances who walks the full we get to that. Let's have a look at the saws. Produce your favorite Momma Reagan at three dollars. Twenty prog dollars all cook I fifty. I'm at nine dollars. Bottling in Holyfield both at twelve dollars kings thirteen return with on Lamma Straight both at the sixteen dollars their best to the rest over the Piji Scour through and nature at seventy dollars Josie. I think that'd be genuine spayed. He will only two year olds getting two four eight hundred meters running for big cash running group ones that means a lot to a lot of these cultural Asia. All think go forward. Holyfield was good on this on the quick seven. We on the seven day back expecting to row forward larimer straight had to blink zone. I expected to row forward Bali. I think there's going to be good Spain this rice I really am Kane on the top one. He memory gone look runs sick and at its second rice stopped it finishes third in a golden slipper. That's pretty good performance. Yes it was probably five it. By the way the track was applying that Dione slip its debut win was exceptional one second in solid standard. Time I think is a genuinely good horse and I'll just think it sets up really well. I think there's a big gap between memory gone and the rest on with the fiber at the moment. Marugan reports really pertinent with these two year olds running the seven feelings for the first time and he's one jewelry in the first round of the lawn in the sleep finished Travel within the run as the first rainy. Got All got it all these why. I'm a Reagan. So that's why chose not to go with him? The whole set of one guy. We stood up very much locking. But he's proven at the four hundred where he should have won. The Victoria SARS produce. And that is. I'll cook all locked. The fact that he's at he's coming back to Sydney's Joel and Tori and he's rice patent suggests that he likes to tie casino so proven it in the trippie. Shoot at one. That phone to Gallup at Flemington and team hawks. I'm going to back in a couple of that sort of that the Y. Holyfield was able to gallop over seven furlongs last dot. He'll come across from the white barrier. He's proven at the trip to and with the singing the track so he'll be strong at the end of it. I think he's a really good chance account. Leave larimer straight at. I recognise a Roo. Four eight hundred plus holes and they the Toboso looking at on a soft track at the four hundred made a Gallup but cook on talk for me or are very good. We'll take a look now at the Dhabi. Fiber is Castle Vecchio deserving five or two dollars. Id Shadow here. Are Three dollars. Ninety warning five feet looking to the Dhabi. Dabo he quick thinking nine dollars Sherwood forest. Fourteen Zabriskie Day at Fifteen Doris on a twenty-seven skit out and Eric deal thirty one box over the pies. Their Sacramento best the rest sixty seven Josie. Tricky sort of Matt to go out of what is actually going to happen. He Looks Sacramento. Think go forward. Quick Thinking Roll forward. It's on the quick backup even a horse like Sherwood forest. It's got that ward gain. I think he'd has to roll. Forward base needs to be able to win the rice. So look hard to go. I'd hair quickly go but I think it's going to be a generally run rice. That's how I say it. But it could be moderately run. But what are they going to go? Bright Nick But. I think he's going to be enough speed in this twenty four hundred major rice a settled on Kosovo. Tudo was ninety. Now he's being back in from three fifty Martinez ran three thirty. Kosova fourth up here. He forth applause. Preppy did run second UNIX plight. Johnny Mak goes on. So there's no loss with Craig Williams going off foam from his last fifty-six Jay Mak going at twenty five percent and just royds as well. He was very good in the Rosehill guineas when they wrote him within. This is the case with Kosovo to ride this horse with intent. Only saying to do that when the horse is we've got to be paid fitness nail fourth up twenty four hundred meters yes. There's a slight knock on getting to twenty four hundred meters but have sort of warning. There's a knock on all of them getting to that journey on with Kosovo. I think he's the best railroad in the rice and I think he will be winning interesting to say. What do we shadow here on Roy? A bit more positive in Bay ahead of Kosovo if they they've got no hope but if they are ahead of him that gives them their best chance but I'm still with Calcavecchia everytime shed. I hear his castle Vecchio. He's traveled in front of him during the run. And he's joining Solid Castelluccio. I would have been more comfortable on a dry track. Castell VICKI RUN STRONG. Twenty four because these bring into an afoot and saying that. Ken Shadow hero flopped in Victoria. Kennedy run a strong with this forgiving surface. Those two definitely imply the other tools is that I want to mention that are on the backup quick thinker and all size of Brassy who look genuine two thousand four hundred meter. Hulce's a lock them on the backup after their I finished in the Cornella in the mall and a coup last week. They'll get through the going and I can both seat forward with the gates in the first half of the field so the other tools is that I wanna play but the whole set of WanNa be riding is proven on us off track over the distance and he's a group one winner in the Victoria Dhabi and I think it's a sip apply in the sense of timing for warning I'll otherwise blame building up in Sydney's at the Food Prep Day and Just locked these last fifty meters last dot we picked up and he was galloping at on the lawn strong you know he's GonNa run off strong twenty four hundred meters and he's being set for one rice now. The K with the means the barrier ways to settle well. I'm not really worried about where he's going to settle logs to Sherwood forest again up. Turn the split on and make this a true. Gallup of the twenty four hundred million is so as long as he gets early and travelled countable for the first half of the rice watch for warning at the top of the stride picking through them and he's the one that will WanNa be riding forth up very good with. Usda warning looks absolutely set for this and hopefully can fill the double. We're going to take a break now when we come back. And the CASA welcome back fraud. Let's have a look at the SMIDGEN. I'll tell you what this is. Absolute cost these field Niger. Script for eight fifty. Be wack five dollars center around online seeks box. Having get loving gabby sorry seven dollars pay. Harada nine dollars save thirty dollars reds out at eighteen which seems big tricking at twenty one. Stand ED THIRTY ONE DOLLARS. Just for the Pike to. Finey an inner. Tom Thirty five bucks. I mean God this cracking rice. It's a traditional popcorn noting that if even if you had to have an interesting tombs of your cash on it is a rice. You definitely want to be watching in terms of that will night stripped. We know what he's going to do. He's going to go forward. I think Vegas dies will go forward as well in the seven day backup really. Paik actually lost so expect you to row forward Ridsdale. Zell Beach Breads L. Does carry mcevoy. Does he want to try him early. To try. And put pressure on nitrate we know that night Kane fouled if that pressure does go on interesting to say you've ridsdale wants to try and do that beaver wackle have to roll forward and I think steamed out from that. Whitegate has to be positive to join the rice. It's a ripper right. You can cut three four five times as just genuine group one horses in it. I ended up going with loving. Gabby just for the fact that I know what loving Gabby is going to do. She doesn't have the Paik figure of strip the peak figure of a Santa Ana Line but she has the ability to continue to run amok that it can win races. And one of the rice that William raid last week where she actually pulled the pressure on bb wack and just more grand into the turf. Said you're not going to get these as elite look doesn't have the SP as or nitrous remorse. And they're on the line but just getting the job done and that's why I'm with loving Gabby worried about guy. Third Ain't she probably has to be negative neutral from there. I think they'll be trying to burn up from that white guy but she has to try and find a bomb somewhere if she came. She can get a tagging to the rice but Niger. Strip deserves to be fired. Because he's got that paid figuring the classic where it was just outstanding if he repeats that where I work now which way he goes but just a matter of him doing that with these guy one. He's drawn gate. One five times four wins and a second current unusual form line as Niger. Strip for firsts and for fourth and last night runs winfield windfall windfall. Between coming off a win. Will you run fools? WanNa be rowing because he joined barrier. Wani guys through the going and Oregon. I think he's a based and he's troll suggests that he's improved off that lasts dot win so cool sees the whole so. I want to be running holding the fence. Red Zella Ping the leads and jumping be better because our Niger Strip just lost out sly when they and slightly build if the leads and gets revving up that I for a long walk down the street Flemington I up. He's good. There's nothing left so he trawled wok debt. So I think he's a grapevine a foam so he's the whole set of WanNa be riding in the TJ Smith. Harada you on the short sick and I didn't Mondays. I Stop Ronald Think. He'll run a bitter Santa Ana line. He'll get back. He's one on the soft track before which we know and read. Zell two seconds is more. He can't run a drum but they also think that could be possibly the blowout. He's tricking a kid. Going back to Everest run we on. Yes yes yes. And he was absolutely sensational. And he's coming on I up rip. He's flowing onto the right our little bit but he has the finish in his drawer. Four and he's going to be on. That really hurts. Paid beaver whack guide. Six gets every opportunity if you WANNA stay with him. Experience hasn't come up with this time. Happy to put the lawn through him and then loving Gabby. She's an absolute based every time she's sort of Bayton BIVOUAC or had. He's measure meticulous struggle guide Josie. Yeah and she's been able to get advantage stride wind put up on him spice between them right now and I'll just mocked her a little bit less this time going into this rice drawn at that deep she can come across with Vega days to Vegas Eyesore. They could make it a little bit interesting but he's not gonna be in front a long way. This rice wil John's land skype with the last fifty on us off track but sticking without Nitra streep. Yeah it's a really good point especially with you know loving nitrous trip if he turns up and does based he wins the rights. But you just go to try to take that on trust any I like. The fact is well be wack and loving gabby any sort of Panorama. They've had four or five group. One Rice's Neil. They've competed in Nitra Strips. Only had that law got pulled away. Demolish him he looks like he's sort of the freshness on the scene along with other sort of ruffy trekking. They're the ones on the out as other ones that being around the Bush a little bit about the guy. In other cracking rice to have a blue cat is the doncaster that was open amongst four or five runners. This is open as you get tired. You look at the market now. Brandenburg five fifty five or melody. Bell seven fifty super-safe fifty shared ambition. Mr Say we'll both thirty dollars in the market Prince Fawwaz and Imaging Fifteen Cuenca Jack and coating it sixteen dollars over the page. Kaskai in twenty one dollars backing up punishment. Twenty one dollars regarded the Toyota Yang prints kings will all twenty-seven North Watch. Thirty one dollars is the best of the last few and we'll just continue day. I'll tell you what it's a big field. Josie I mean. How do you even start to take a rice crop these apart? It looks incredibly tough. You start at the beginning. There's no doubting that. Wally it is tough. It easy extremely hard and he's also going to be very difficult. I looked twenty dollars is in this race and obviously immediately go is going to be plenty of spayed. You look down on that WANNA be at least negative neutral in these rice. At one of their fate. I get back horses like Jack. Brandenburg will go forward. I think super-safe you'll say this horse ridden for with this idea that we ought to twenty is. I decided to be a little bit conservative with them with all. Go push the button again. Before hung's you and I think a row forward look that'd be enough speed but it's going to be a really fast run Don Kosta. Even though there is a field of twenty immediately you think it's going to be a foster on rice. Known does the field. I mocked at one hundred percent. So it's extremely tough rice against that. I went was shared ambition. Six from this is a horse with an SP profile. That just been through the roof. Since he's come to withdraw dollar eighty two dollars thirty dollars sixty nonni and three dollars fifty when he was on a caufield. Look I have to really progressing to get into a level to be out a win dome cost but I think he's that kind of a whole so I think he's an absolutely jit in the making it's not an ideal you'd wanting to coming out of foster on rice. She's coming at a slowly run rises again. That could be a slot and eighty thousand back to sixteen hundred meters. Doesn't worry me with a horse like this and doesn't worry me with that. Kate. There's no on that or just think he might run a one the I want them to be positive from the guy. I don't want him to be giving these horses of big dot especially Brandenburg who sits up so well with the threat always fifteen fifty kilos. J. Boss but I'm with shared ambushing because I'm thinking more be here when the fields come at all looking at Melody Belgique Launch. Doesn't have that. Owns Blade writing patents? You needs a bit of luck. You just gotTa carry fifty six and a half the topic. Coding easy going's good. He'd be happy to get back to each track. Intrigue Group One tracking trip. If you lock randwick how he's been now. Mr Seawolf really loves the sting of the track. You could find a spot soup. Zits beans baked. But he's had an interrupted. Prep so I said ninety guidance on the backup after winning the Donnie prelude last week yes she could have even cracker. Jack's absolutely flying right. Yuqing gets the Rodney is going to be on speed. You could probably put human but coming back shade ambition because I'm looking for the story of the rice and trying genius as well. We not Chris Walla one. This rice recycled folds back in two thousand and thirteen from the mall and a quarter back to the sixteen hundred meters and also joy with sacred choice. So it's a formula works. He's I recall starts. We're standing one the mole and then he came back a terrific in the mall running food. I. He's on a cool to win. Last juicy mentioned was terrific for me and then he's had a trial in between look Dawson shop. He's a beast can into a bumping Joel with him spy in particular with the fifty-seven to the fifty two kilo drop you get into a bumping. Joe Was GonNA come on stock. It's GONNA seep back. He's going to be three day with a bit of Cava. I'll be probably suited to be running down the middle of the track with the cat and the track on this particular day on our guy with your josie on the shade ambition. Brandenburg all locked training of the three year old to go back to the mall on these whites with fifty kilos and that sort of that but issued ambition Chris Walla. He has the Formula. One six hasn't he? Yeah he's he's out and it's a perfect profile for him and he obviously he's got the whole humming exactly how he wants and there was plenty of rice in Iran could run in the rain but could add to go at the tanker. This one hundred twenty eight hundred eighth horse fresh cake this the sprint legs and he can win at Doncaster. The next set. I'll just WANNA mention for you because I know you love him all these star of the seas. I think he's a real serious. What was he was third in the EPSOM? New Strike and trip and What a thought. Fifty eight and a half to fifty two and a half. He's one of the sixteen hundred track and trip join a little awkward. But he's not allowed the Katana the track and he's GonNa sit back off them to and it wouldn't surprise me to see him actually joining and be some threat or the guy. I'll tell you what when the boys tip the same horse in a group saw tipped the same horse and a group. Thirteen bucker ruse. I'll get very excited of course bet responsibly. On that one. But I've I've I've seen a bitter H. Y. on the show Well I don't think I have. Let's take a break when we come back we'll go around the country and we've got a little bit more of tight them on welcome back to the. Free World Nightclub. Let's go around the country. Josie will head West where we always start might who you got rice four number five for doing bell porky goes on here. So that's a positive thing. Punches coming morally run rice but they came home really good living for the last two hundred coming out of good ranking rices but doing battle for me be cod at more philmont. You'll gung late in the day. Ten Rice is there at allied rice. No one number fourteen Garner for me we sort of Flemington was up destroyed. It was heavily supported. Three eighty three no need to two dollars. Seventy two dollars already rendered But I think it sets out really well he well-placed on Saturday. Minimum White Guy to really be positive for the worst thing is only got one hundred and fifty two hundred meter sprint in it or I can be coiled coil. It up and then release income. Weird callsign coils air at Morville. Seven five playoff somme to for to these prep galloping off the sixteen hundred Mehta's good and these horse-drawn one two on the way up. Marty was second behind this saying in since got at Bendigo last week. My Houston. They brought the Josie. Let's go to the Sun Sean. St Year right four number. Four eight and black boots on debut coming out of a really quick rice. There was three thousand. Eight hundred and fifty meter. Rice's lease is the fastest of them and they came home based last four hundred. Best last two hundred. That's it's up well for that going to form profile. The horse that won the rice went to town and ran fourth in a three year. Old Handicapped I think black boots can knock off. Its maiden here is why be calling him up there doom and that is for sure. I'm going need. Bryce six. Ten is so CICERO Philly. She was a four star group three level of Flemington and then wasn't far far beyond Susil. Fly I've the fails and she flies to at least doom. And she's I dump. She's got a good guidance seats on sixteen or art huge died Sydney. Here Ramczyk Josie. What's the best of the best fan of really tough woolley ten rice? His body was a really tough tricky. Wi- to be able to come up with a horse. That was my best. It's a racist to winning changes. I think may have pulled the wrong Ryan but right for Number Three Colette. Coming out of really too fast. Run Races and coming harming really quick tone. James goes on to forty five into a Dole annoying loss dot before that was to retaining to adult mock lousy. Johnny Mak goes on thinking can win who take the Cornell because I'm going Para Para Para de she was a group three winner Mooney valley lost dot and she bagels. Kodo sonacare rented and Italic stop before Flemington camel main. She's proven up to the mall and a quarter will suit. If you've never had that is the best one to start with Josie Victoria right number seven. Benneteau it coming back from groupon. Kumo ran forth was thirty four dollars ten dollars. The sets up perfectly fourth up all your own ward guy. I think that might be the place to be Caufield Benneteau. It gets his chance to win. Oh Yay you might be a little multi that to winning two nine four eight often cheesy soldiers unlucky first Moon Valley gets to the mall and a quarter this one phone or a gang through his grades. Last doubts I cannot Molin a quarter and seats owns Beta coalfield camel. Main The wall. We go to stay quality numbers. Let's have a look at the quality. We're getting rain week. Two and the first leg will be a rice. Seven calls the Australian Dhabi. And we've got Kostovic Shadow here. I'm warning let's go to the T. J. Smith we've gotten one two three five and thirteen and the don cast. We've already because it's that top one five twelve thirteen seventeen. Nineteen in Prince Fire was as number twenty and in the lucky last was still alive to four five six seven tonight. It's as simple as that and for one hundred dollars only fifteen percent and that sort of die. You should be getting a return. We've been running with tight them on. 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