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A highlight from Exploring Cultural Identity and Humor with Japanese-American Stand Up Comedian Michelle MALIZAKI!
"Thank you, Mr. Paul Vato. Greetings, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Paul Vato, and this is Paul Vato Presents. And today, my very special guest is Michelle Malazaki. I hope I'm pronouncing that right. That's such a traditional Japanese name, isn't it? No, it's not. Oh, my goodness. I thought it was. Well, welcome, Michelle. Thank you so much for spending a little bit of time with us today. Michelle is a brilliant stand -up comedian, a musical artist. She has recorded a few other podcasts. I first found out about her through my friend Christina Blackburn, who has a great podcast called Storyworthy. And I was a guest of Christina's as well. So it's a great podcast. It's a lot of fun, a lot of industry people. So Michelle, thank you so much for taking time to be here. We're live on fireside, so welcome. Thank you for having me on your show. 100%. I'm so glad that you were able to do it. I have so many questions to ask, cultural differences, comedy, and all that incredible background. Would you be kind enough to tell us a little bit about yourself, where you're from, where you live? Maybe not your address, but where you live, and where you've performed, and things like that. OK, I am originally from Japan. But I just found out I'm not a Japanese person anymore because I become an American. And in Japan, there are only two people, two kind of people, two kinds of people, Japanese and non -Japanese. And I am neither, I'm a former Japanese. Interesting. Are they called, is that Gaijin? Is that the right word or no? I'm not Gaijin. I'm just a former Japanese. Interesting. Is that because you became an American citizen, so you're no longer recognized as Japanese? The second I sworn in as different foreign nationality, then my Japanese citizenship just evaporates. I didn't know that. Wow. And this is because of the Japanese government, not the US government? I see. The American government that you have multiple citizenships. That's what I thought. But I think at that, there used to be a time where you could only have, if you were a US citizen, I thought you could only have a US passport. But I know that that's changed because I know people have multiple passports. So I don't know what changed. Yeah. But with Japan, Japanese government, you can't have dual citizenships. So just one. So as soon as I sworn in as American, then no more Japanese. No more Japanese. All my jokes about being Japanese. Oh, no. Now you can't make any more Japanese jokes. They might get offended. Oh, no. What am I going to do? You've got to rewrite your whole act. I know. Maybe you could divorce your present husband and marry a Japanese guy. And then you could make Japanese jokes. I don't know. Like, I'm still lost since I found about this. Because I don't know. I never belonged to any group. I was an outsider. When did this happen? When did you find out that you were no longer Japanese? I just found out recently. But I did not. Yeah, because I become American citizen a while back. Wow. Wow. Now, you recently went to Japan. Is that right? Yeah, I just did. And I had to get a visa. Oh, yeah, because you're not Japanese. Of course, he has a gift. I'm not a Japanese person. I have to apply for a visa. And then they ask for a picture. So I sent my picture in. And then they called me and said, oh, your picture's too old. You have to send a current picture. How do they know that my face hasn't changed? It's the same person. And you look very young. So it doesn't matter when it was taken. It's the filter, I think. It's like an automatic filter thing. Because my room looks nice. Well, mine's not working, I don't think, because I look old. So I don't know what happened. I've never met you in person, so I don't know. I look even better in person, I think. Oh, a lot of people do. Like, you know, you do Zoom shows. And then you never meet those guys, girls, people in person. And then when you meet them, you're like, oh my gosh, they are really nice -looking. You're like, stay off the Zoom. It makes you look ugly. But I mean, I look the same. I look the same. That's my cat. My cat's kind of famous for barging into international virtual shows. Very interesting, I love that. Yeah, but she never talks to me during the day. No? No, it's just when I'm talking on somebody else other than the cat, then she's just, hey, guys. What's your cat's name? Mochi. Mochi? Yeah, like the food, mochi. I also have a dog named Pinan. Like, all my pets are named after food items. I see that. Do you have any fish? I don't eat them. It's just names. We're not gonna go there, I don't think, right? Maybe. You're like, I'm Japanese, not Korean. Uh -oh, don't tell Bobby Lee. Awesome. These people didn't eat beef nor pork till 170 years ago. Was it strictly pescatarian or vegetarian or what? No, I think, I can't remember because Japanese people believe in many different things, but one of the - When did you decide to come to the US? Because I know that you had an affinity, I think, for maybe American television. Yeah, well, I wanted to, well, I came to America because I wanted to, okay, my mom told me, ever since I was in fifth grade, my mom told me to marry a white guy because half white, half Asian kids are cute. That's true. I actually wanted to marry a British person. I guess you can't marry two, so just one. But then America was closer than England, so I came here. Wonderful. And did your dreams come true? Did you end up marrying a white guy? I ended up marrying a white guy from Ohio. That's as white as you can get. No, I think, I didn't know, but Wisconsin is whiter white people. I didn't know. That is true. I grew up in Chicago, well, in the suburbs, in Illinois, which is right by, well, both Ohio and Wisconsin, and you're right. I think Wisconsin, you could have done a little bit better and found a white guy from Wisconsin. Yeah, oh, well, I didn't know. Next time. Next up, next, yeah. Wisconsin, 10 years younger, that's on my list. Yeah, go to a youth group and maybe you can find a future husband. What does your husband think about you doing standup? Were you doing standup when you guys met or how long have you been doing standup? I actually used to do TV production for Japanese TV and I've done like many different shows, like news about like surrogate mothers, like documentaries to sports news. But like, you know, when I tell people that I was on sports news, you know, you might think, oh my gosh, why are you famous? My hand, like holding a microphone like this was famous right here, just here, yeah, not me. Right, right, right, right. Now, is it true? I used to travel with the Yankees because they had a Japanese player and I get to go inside of the locker room after they take showers after the game. That was my job. What a job. I got paid. What a job. Do you miss it? I don't know, like it was fun. I mean, you go there, we used to rotate like two weeks at a time to follow and that was fun. And some baseball stadiums have better food than the others. Like Arizona Diamondbacks, they have good food, but like Dodgers, eh. Maybe that's a show. Yeah, yeah, yeah. We should do a show where we go to different parks and try their food. Yeah, the San Diego Patriots have good food at the concession stand. Yeah. Yeah, and also Boston Red Sox, they have good food. They got chowders. Of course, Boston. Yeah, but it's kind of like baseball season is kind of hot and then you eat chowders, but it's so good. Wonderful. Did you have to pay for your own food or was it a budget? Actually, at the press level, they have press food and you eat some of those and then you go downstairs and eat more food. I would love to do that job except for going into the men's showers, but you seem to enjoy that. Yeah, yeah, of course I do. They're like, you can leave now. You're like, I'm not done yet. I gotta interview more players. I'm not done yet. So how long have you been doing standup comedy? I've been doing it for like five years. Before that, I used to do improv. I had a midlife crisis and I took some improv classes at the Park and Rec. And then that led me to the Second City and I was just taking a class at a time and I ended up finishing the conservatory program. But improv you have, and I had so much fun, but you have to have team to perform. You know, it's easy to form a team, but it's hard to maintain a team. Oh, I know. I studied improv. After a while, people are not excited to practice anymore. I go, I have to pay 40 bucks for the session and I don't know. And so I started to perform by myself. I was singing and stuff and I had no idea about standup comedy. I didn't know at all. It's like, I live here forever in America, but I didn't know standup comedy existed till like five years ago. Wow, because it's not that big in Japan. Is that right? It's becoming like very recently, but it's in Japan comedy style is usually two people doing skits. So it's very different. And standup comedy, I don't know, I just love it. And you're very good at it. I've seen some of your sets there. Yeah, they're wonderful. And I'd love to talk to you about Second City. Was that in Los Angeles where you studied or were you in Chicago? Yes, that one in Hollywood. Hollywood, yeah, of course. Of course, did you ever do anything at Upright Citizens Brigade or improv? Yes, I also took classes at UCB and I did shows at iOS. Yeah. And I also took an improv class before, like way before when I was pregnant, like seven months pregnant. And I'm like at the, gosh, where are the groundings? Yeah, but I was too pregnant. So I'm like, oh, I can't do this. How long ago was this? How old are your kids? My kids are 16 and 12. Do you like improv better or stand -up better? I like improv. I love improv. I really love improvised music, like musicals. But that one is really hard to practice because you have to have somebody who could play piano or keyboard. And then you have to get a group of people who's willing to make fun of themselves. I like musical improv. The most. You had a song go viral, didn't you? Did you have a famous song about napping? Yeah, I had a nap time by Napster. It's a song for the, it's an official song for National Napping Day. When is National Napping Day? That's the day after the daylight saving time starts. You lose an hour the day before. So you get to take a nap the next day. I didn't know that, that's great. And your song is the official song for National Napping Day? Yes, actually, you know what happened? So I found out, I wrote a song called Nap Time by Napster. And then I found out there's a National Napping Day and I tracked down the guy who found it that day and I send him email. I'm like, I have a perfect song for National Napping Day. Can it be an official song? And he's like, sure.
A highlight from GEN C: Growing A Web3 Brand With Austin Hurwitz, Head of Business Development and Strategy at Doodles
"Gen C is the generation of the new Internet. In Gen C, the C stands for crypto, but it also stands for creators, the connected consumer and collectibles, both digital and physical with on -chain provenance. It stands for culture and characters, the ones we play in games and the companion ones that AI is building alongside us. It stands for community and digital citizenship and the new set of transparent and trustless tools being built to govern them. These are the people who were raised on a different philosophy on how they look at money, how they look at identity, how they look at privacy and how they look at the hybrid digital and physical spaces being built all around us. And finally, how they reimagine their relationships with the communities and companies they interact with. We focus on how brands large and small are building for these audiences. Welcome to Gen C. Avery, we are back again, as always, Gen C, not riding the wave, creating the wave. We have a great guest today in Austin Hurwitz. He's head of business development and strategy at Doodles. He was at Amazon before. He's been in the music business and really understands that ecosystem. So really excited to talk to him. But first, how are you? I am doing great. Excited to talk Doodles today. Excited about everything that's happening in this summer of on chain. Just actually walked past an outdoor billboard that is featuring on chain summer, which is, of course, Coinbase's big initiative, which you talk about. But summer's in full swing, Sam. How about you? How's life in New York? It's humid. It's hot. It's a little annoying, but people seem really happy. And yeah, I think things are great. I'm very happy that I'm not really traveling this month. I know you're all over the place. I have Europe coming next month because crypto never sleeps and crypto always travels. And crypto loves conferences. Crypto does love a conference. So there's a couple stories that sort of popped onto my feed that I thought we should talk about today. The first one, and I know we want to also address this with Austin because I think you guys were helping them, Doodles, with a Crocs collaboration, but everyone loves a sneaker drop. And it was just announced yesterday, Adidas and Bape, the Japanese brand, they're doing an NFT auction of 100 physical sneakers. You get the NFT. It's then redeemable for one of 100 only pairs, which is already going to make it a pretty rare sneaker for anyone who does collect. I know MoonPay is powering it from a commerce perspective. Is there no depth? Is there no bottom to the sneaker NFT ecosystem? Apparently not. Apparently everyone wants sneakers. Always, always, always. What I thought was interesting about that drop is in a world where I'm seeing so many brands look to put the tech under the hood, put the tech underneath, invisible, abstracted, words like that are floating around everywhere. Adidas is really leaning into putting the tech front and center and selling NFTs in a world where I was just looking at the Google trend line for NFTs over the past five years and you could probably imagine what it looks like. Interest has just dropped off so much in the world of NFTs, but I think it's interesting and it's actually quite differentiated that Adidas is leaning into this, really continuing to embrace the NFT ecosystem through their communication, through alts and through drops like this one, which are very focused on exclusivity and almost unabashedly focused on commercialization. Because it's an auction. This isn't something that's $5. I think that's actually why it's like, okay, they're doing it, they're leaning into it, they're doubling down in a world where like 90 % of people are pulling back. Right. So the thing that keeps jumping out for me is in a world of luxury collectibles, where you're seeing more and more younger people getting into that sector, and whether it's sneakers or it's wine or it's watches, I think people are starting to recognize, oh, I can actually invest in things and those assets can appreciate over time. So in that world, and I've actually been doing a lot of deep dives into this through the lens of wine, because wine actually, and I know we talked to LVMH about this weeks and weeks ago, but it's hard to ship wine and store it correctly and do all of that in investment grade wine, anything $100 or over. If you're never actually planning on drinking it, the worst thing you can do is take that wine and take possession of it. The best thing you could do is actually just keep it as an NFT, have it be in a storage facility that's at the right temperature where it doesn't move ever, and then wait until I sell it to you and then you decide I want to drink it for an anniversary and I'm going to redeem that NFT for the bottle. And so I think of that through the same lens, I look at these sneakers that I think there's something down the road in the world where half of my collection is really just a digital collection in a wallet and I don't need to physically house it. And then only when the person wants the physical asset do they get to request it. But a lot of the trading should happen in an on -chain manner that's secure and trust first and all of that. So I do think there's something really interesting. I'm very fascinated to see how much these go for. I'm not someone who will spend thousands of dollars on sneakers, but I have a feeling at only a hundred of this collaboration there's a chance these get pretty pricey. I agree with you. I'm excited to see and I also love that it's an auction so the market sets the price which I think is smart, it's strategic and it also kind of protects Adidas versus what we've seen some, you know, luxury hype drops do where they set the price and they set a specific quantity that don't move. I think this allows Adidas to treat this as a win sort of regardless of market pricing and demand. So I actually think it's a smart strategy especially how far in they already are. And the interesting layer is if you were part of the Adidas alts program of which there's a couple thousand all NFTs out there, any bid you make your bid is increased by 10 % if you hold the alt. So it actually just rewards that there might even be an interesting gamification of if you think these are gonna go for $2 ,500 that buying an NFT for $200 now may be a benefit in your bid thinking which is also like an interesting dynamic. The next areas I So there's two things that jump to mind. The first is Zynga, which is one of the most successful mobile gaming companies is about to come out with its first Web3 game. So they have a studio called Web3 Zynga, I think they're called. They have a trailer out for a project called Sugartown. And it's one where you can use NFTs, you can earn a point sort of currency that the currency itself is not a blockchain asset, the NFTs are blockchain assets. But I did think it was just interesting that the large game studios are starting to pay attention and something where, you know, just think of the people who still 10 years in are playing Candy Crush. You know, there is an unlock that will come of the folks who just love mobile games to play on the subway and planes that might enjoy the fact that maybe there's an earning mechanism to it. So I don't know if you have any thoughts on the Zynga game experience. So funny, I was actually just looking at a proposal for something for one of our partners with Activision, and they of course have Candy Crush. And yes, a lot of people like Candy Crush a lot, you know, millions, probably millions are playing it right now at this exact moment. I think it's interesting. I just don't think we've yet seen that much demand in any of these Web3 games. But if anyone can crack it, it's Zynga. You know a little bit about how the game market works. I'm sure many of our listeners do too. It's not like your first one's always a hit. Oftentimes, gaming companies will need to try a bunch to find that Candy Crush. So let's see, maybe Sugartown is it. It's gonna be exciting. And related to that, the first time I ever heard of Zepeto was through you. Zepeto is an Asian market metaverse. Yes, very large one. Very large one. I think there's 300 plus million people who are on Zepeto. And they just announced a deal with Jump Crypto to take $13 million in seed money to start incorporating NFTs and potentially on -chain currencies into their metaverse. So they're a competitor to Fortnite, to Roblox, to Minecraft, to some of the biggest ones out there just by their sheer numbers. So it feels like this has the beginnings of a big deal. We don't know if it's a big deal yet. But as I think you and I've spoken so many times that gaming may be the way that Web3 gets to the masses, and maybe in ways that they don't even know they're playing in Web3. But I thought this was like kind of a good signal in some respects. Did you have any thoughts about it? Yeah, I bet Rudy Lee is behind this. We should have Rudy come on at a certain point on Gen -C. He has actually been thinking about this for years. And we've been talking to these guys about a bunch of different things over the last two and a half years. But I think that they are looking very closely at what is happening in this Web3 world and thinking about how this can integrate with both their immersive experiences that they've built already and ones that they might build in the future. So I'm excited to see where this heads. I, you know, appreciate that they're coming in now, a little like post hype cycle, because they've been doing their homework and being really thoughtful. And the only build I'd have to what you just said, Sam, is I think it's a compliment. It's not like an or, like you have a TikTok, and you have an X, and you have an Instagram, they're all slightly different. I think the same is true for those like gaming experiences. Like just because you play Fortnite doesn't mean you won't play Zapeto. In fact, there's a lot of overlap between those audiences. Some distinction, of course, and some demographic trends. But I think increasingly, we'll see consumers playing in multiple immersive experiences sort of depending on their mood, depending how they're feeling, depending on if there's, you know, a piece of content that's interesting and exciting. Yeah, I think what you're saying is something that we always forget as consumers, but we know really intuitively as marketers, right? In the sense that, you know, if you were listening to Christina Aguilera during the day, you're also listening to Nelly Furtado during the day. Exactly. And maybe the Nelly Furtado audience was a little cheaper to get, but you knew that that's how you got to the Christina's audience in a more cost effective way, right? So I think that the AND strategy of maybe there are certain assets that are completely tied to in game, and maybe there are certain assets which get access because there's a loyal and rabid community, that I think is an additive strategy that why would you not think about it if you were in the metaverse game, which doesn't mean you have to give the keys to everything away immediately. It just says we're willing to dip our toes in and see where this goes. And then maybe it creates a network effect that becomes giant in our business. Per usual. Brilliant, Sam. I agree. Anytime I drop a Nelly Furtado reference, I... It's spot on. I was gonna say people know how old I am. So it is what it is. All right, Avery, we are going to jump into a break. When we get back, we do have Austin Hurwitz, Head of Business Development and Strategy at Doodles. Really excited to hear from him. And we'll see you after the break. All right, we are here with Austin Hurwitz. Austin is the Head of Business Development and Strategy at Doodles. Super excited to talk to Austin. There's a lot happening with Doodles right now in the world. But first, Austin, just to answer the question, what is a doodle? That's a great question, Sam, Avery, great to be here. A doodle is anything that ignites your creative expression. It's playing a sport. Anything that gets you really igniting your imagination is what we want to empower through doodling. Yeah, it's a joy to work in such a company with a mission like that. But some of them seem to be like, made of vapor, seem kind of invisible. Like I'm just, you know, and I know you've not been there that long, but I'm wondering is like from a Genesis perspective, right? Like doodle is just in my head is creativity in a nutshell, right? So was that kind of part of the genesis of the artwork? Yeah, I mean, for those that know Burnt Toast, I think his entire basis of art is around creativity. And he recently had the opportunity to also serve as a host in the doodle campaign for Red Bull. So he's always been about really expressing creativity through his art. And I think, you know, the doodles, the 10 ,000 generative PFPs are a reflection of that. So it's not just the humanoids, if you will, but it's also ice creams and popsicles and mine, which is a coffee head, which I think really identifies well with my personality. It's highly caffeinated at all times. So yeah, it is very much like joy in a variety of ways. That's amazing. And we will definitely get to all things doodle art. But Austin, we want to hear also about you. How did you get into this world of doodling? How did you get into this role? What's been your journey and what's kind of landed you as the head of strategy and business development at a company like doodles? Yeah, I had a very interesting journey. I worked in entertainment for the last decade. Coming out of school, I went to work at Amazon out in Seattle, serving as the head of independent label licensing for Amazon Music. So I helped negotiate contracts with record labels and get Amazon Music Unlimited off the ground, which is like their Spotify competitor. It was actually in this process that I started to dive into crypto. Before we went live, I had the amazing responsibility of ensuring that we had rights to everything that was going to be distributed, which for anyone who knows anything about music licensing is a pretty tall task because the data is all over the place. You have labels that have some of the data, you have distributors that have some of the data, publishers, a lot of splits aren't even put out into the world before a song is released. And so I spent weeks on end looking at the Copyright Office records to determine if we had someone to pay or not. And that kind of clicked in my head of, okay, I can see a need for decentralization for a ledger, and really sparked my interest in crypto. I wrote a white paper around the licensing implications of crypto back in 2017, and then kind of put it to bed for a little bit. The first wave didn't really work out. As people know from back then, they tried to take a top -down approach, and none of the labels were really biting on that. And yeah, so I ended up working at Amazon Music for five years. I then went down to LA to kick off Troy Carter and Susie Roode's company, Q &A, which is now Venice Music, and operated as the head of product there. So I built the distribution software to get music on the Spotify's and Apple's and Amazon's of the world, took us out of stealth mode, and then actually led our Web3 efforts as that big wave was coming around music. I did that for about two years, actually got into doodles my first week as part of really diving headfirst into Web3. And so I got to meet the founders in Twitter spaces every single day, was going to all the events, and was really trying to actively participate. And then when I left Venice, an opportunity came up where Julian had actually reached out. I was looking to expand the team and felt based on our interactions working together on the music side when he was at Billboard and I was at Venice, we had a great working relationship. So I joined at the top of the year and it's been an incredible ride so far. Love that. We certainly talk a lot about music here. I personally come out of the music industry a long, long time ago. And one of the things I ask anyone who has been involved in the Web3 side of the music is kind of like, what state are we in the evolution of on -chain music? We hear a lot of people wanting to be the Web3 Spotify, right? I think most of people don't really understand the actual logistics of streaming audio and how the economics work and how the server space question and how much amount of logistics you have to be in the music industry. So my question for you, just as a tangent, but knowing that you spent some time in this space is, do you think on the music side, we are going to get to a point where Web3 is challenging more of the Apple Music's of the world, or should we be looking at Web3 and musicians more along the lines of early collectibles and being able to say you were at the first show or you have the first band t -shirt? Where do you land on that spectrum? Yeah, I find myself oscillating between the two and I think it's still really too early to tell none of the products that are out there have really reached product market fit. But I have been really encouraged by the amount of iteration that is happening in the space. I look at a player like Sound XYZ, where they started being this effectively the sound cloud of Web3 and enabling collectors to own almost like trading cards of music as they come out. And they have like rapidly changed and iterated over time where these things used to go for an ETH. Now you can get in for like $5 where it used to be on ETH Baynet. Now you can get them on any L2 imaginable. And I think that iteration is going to continue to happen. I think it's very challenging Web3 for Music to directly compete with streaming. I think they serve very different use cases. I've always naturally gravitated towards the superfan use case. So less of the mainstream, I just want to listen to my Spotify while I go on a run, and much more of how am I developing a deeper relationship with this artist. And so I look at a company like Medallion, what they're doing and really bridging the web two and a half, if you will, the ability to create these fan communities, which are built on top of blockchain, but you can sign in with an email address, they'll create you a custodial wallet, like they really focus on not the financialization of the NFT, but much more of this is how you're going to track your provenance with the artist. So being able to collect things over time, being able to reward you as a fan, a lot of the early discussions around Web3 Music are, this was so great for the artist. And I absolutely agree, but people really had a hard time with how is this great for fans. And I think they're actually nailing a use case when it comes to fan communities that I expect to see a lot more traction on. So that's kind of how I'm evaluating the space right now. I think we're going to see more and more artists jump on board, particularly as they want to have a direct relationship with their fans and fans are looking to declutter everything that they're seeing on socials and build a more intimate relationship with these artists.
Kristina Karamo Discusses the 16 Patriots Facing 100 Years in Jail
"To say one of the cruelest stories in America that has received very little coverage is how 16 everyday normal ordinary patriots are now criminally charged for signing a piece of paper that was well within their constitutional rights and obligations and that had historical precedent. Christina, tell us what's going on here and then also telling us tell us how we can help these 16 mega patriots that face 50 to 100 years in jail. Christina. Yeah, so to your point, it's so terrifying what's going on and one of the big things that we can do is get involved. You know, every one of the electors have their different mechanism of how they're combating this legally, but we need everyone to get involved with the Michigan Republican Party in this state and share this information with your friends. Now, that may seem kind of minor. It's like, well, why is sharing information so important? Is that one of the reasons why the individuals like Dana Nessel is able to get away with what she's doing is because average people are allowing it to occur. They're not doing anything and many people don't even know what's happening. If more people knew what was going on and deeply involved within our government, then we could actually fight back and put the fear of God in the people like Dana Nessel that if she does it, she's going to be legally held accountable. Also, it's by making sure that people talk with their Republican elected officials in Michigan and saying, hey, you guys need to file articles of impeachment against Dana Nessel because this cannot be tolerated. We cannot have the government weaponized against the citizenry. But the fact of the matter is, is that she feels very confident that she'll get away with this because the average person is not going to do anything about it. So until these people are held accountable, until they feel lawfully, of course, we're talking lawfully, until they feel lawfully the pain of what they're doing, they're never going to stop.
Ground Zero: Charlie Talks to Michigan RNC Chair Kristina Karamo
"Joining us first here is Christina Caramo, who does a wonderful job backing up conservatives in the state of Michigan. I think very highly of her. She's the RNC state chair in the state of Michigan. There are so many simultaneous stories happening in Michigan. We're going to cover them all. We're going to cover the ultimate electors being indicted, the bombshell revelations that have come out in the last couple days of some very suspicious activity that's been happening on the ground. Also, dark money flowing into the state. But first, Christina, give us an update. How are things going in Michigan? I want to compliment you and thank you for holding the line for conservatives. Christina, the floor is yours. Hey, Charlie, thank you so much for having me on. Yeah, I will start with by saying that Michigan is ground zero for the globalist takedown of the United States of America. We are definitely in the fight of our lives in Michigan. We have so many entities and forces, as you mentioned, Charlie, dumping millions of dollars into our state. They've co -opted our legislator, our judicial branch, and our election system. Systemic election corruption is the biggest threat that we face. And what we're doing here in Michigan is active grassroots organization. This is the first time I think ever or in a very long time that we've had the grassroots control of the Michigan Republican Party. So as state chair, it's important for me to educate people and provide them with the tools and resources on how to fight back. Because just simply complaining isn't going to cut it. It's not gonna cut it at all just by complaining and being upset about what's happening. And the story that came out of the Gateway Pundit regarding the corruption in Muskegon. And they found a Southville to storage house for guns and burner phones and voter registration forms. Getting that information out and actually taking action steps to prevent these things from happening in the future is very critical. Because if we don't have control of our election systems, we have no control over our government. So I'm on the road right now making sure that people are armed and equipped so we can lawfully resist these individuals.
Cosmetic to critical: Blue states help trans health coverage
"Democratic lawmakers in Oregon are advancing a bill that would expand insurance coverage for gender affirming care. The bill would require health insurance companies to cover things like facial hair removal or Adam's apple reduction surgery which are now considered cosmetic and Salem Oregon Christina wood says she was able to receive certain surgeries that helped her transition, but permanent hair removal wasn't covered. You have people that struggle with this every day that don't have good insurance that can't pay for this out of pocket. Doctor Kevin Wong of Swedish health services in Seattle says transgender patients have higher rates of depression and anxiety and self harm. Especially with societal pressures, especially with all the anti LGBT legislation, which is going on in the states restricting medical care for our gender diverse patients. It's important because we are providing lifesaving care. In Oregon, lawmakers are expected to pass the bill, and several other democratic led states intend to follow suit or already have done so. I'm Donna warder
America Now Has a Two-Tier Justice System
"I want to lay a broader context by quoting a recent statement by Vivek Rama Swami, the young Indian guy who I'm going to have on the podcast, by the way, coming up shortly. Anyway, he goes America now has a two tiered justice system, and he gives three examples. Trump is indicted while Clinton pays a small fine. This is for campaign finance offenses. Antifa and BLM riders run free while January 6th protesters are imprisoned without bail. And his third example, Douglas Mackey faces ten years for the same joking memes that Christina Wong posts with impunity. So let's take a look. You guys, Douglas Mackey, who posted the following meme, and you can tell he's a smart aleck, he obviously thought this was really funny. And he has a poster of African Americans for Hillary. And he says, avoid the line, vote from home, text Hillary to 5 9 9 two 5. So what he's basically saying is, you know, if you want to vote, you can skip the line. You don't have to vote that way. You can vote just by sending a text. Now obviously he's joking, you can't vote that way. And this kind of stuff is all not only all over the Internet, but it's something that's been joked about for decades. I remember going back to the 80s and 90s people joking like, hey, listen, you know, we better get the word out of the Democrats. Make sure you vote on Wednesday election day. Given the wrong information, they show up in the wrong day. Obviously this is always been intended as a quip and a joke. And that's how Mackie intended it. But nevertheless, the Justice Department pretends like, oh, this is election suppression. This is a guy trying to discourage African Americans from voting, and it goes before a jury in New York, a left wing jewelry, by the way, the juries in New York, not a whole lot different from the juries in D.C. that are considering these January 6th, cases, and the jury finds Doug Mackey, guilty, and now this poor guy is facing, I kid you not ten years in prison ten years in prison for a meme.
1st moon crew in 50 years includes woman, Black astronaut
"NASA has introduced its first moon crew in 50 years. Administrator Bill Nelson says the four astronauts will fly around the moon late next year. This is humanity's crew. And White House spokeswoman Olivia Dalton says a historic one. We'll include the first woman, the first person of color, and the first international crew member on a lunar mission. With Christina Koch, Victor Glover and Canadian Jeremy Hansen, joining commander Reid wiseman. There'll be the first to fly NASA's Orion capsule after an empty one went to the moon and back last year in a dress rehearsal. This flight is a prelude to a lunar landing a year later, Sagar Meghani, Washington.
Trump lawyer ordered to turn over Mar-a-Lago case documents
"A lawyer for Donald Trump has been ordered to turn over material as prosecutors examine whether the former president or his allies obstructed efforts to recover classified documents that have been stored at Mar-a-Lago. A brief online notice by the D.C. Court of Appeals panel indicates that the attorney has been directed to turn over evidence related to the investigation into the mishandling of classified documents, the case is sealed, but the details appear to correspond with a lower court fight over whether M Evan corcoran could be forced to provide documents or testify in the probe. The Justice Department has been looking into why Trump and his representatives resisted demands to return the classified material, it suggests the appeals court sided with prosecutors, who argue that Trump was using his attorneys to further a crime, corcoran drafted a statement to the DoJ that was signed by another trunk lawyer, Christina bob, asserting that a diligent search for classified documents had been conducted, that claim proved false after FBI agents raided Trump's Florida estate. Jennifer King, Washington
"christina" Discussed on Mint | Where Crypto Meets Creators
"And now I'm nameless. But I'm not a big creator, right? It's really impactful. Now imagining three years old, three year old Christina, like that's all that's in my mind right now. I'm seeing a lot of pet videos, you know, my lockdown account. I have a look at experience. They're like on DM anyone and I'm very restricted intensive when I'm able to view. But it's three months in and I still haven't gotten my account back and running and I'm reaching out to people internally that I know to try and it's not easy and you think about creators that have built their entire livelihoods on one or two platforms like this is a significant risk. Right. Whenever I get the pleasure and the luxury of being able to talk to Christina and pick your brain, I'm always fascinated between the bridges of web two and web three specifically what web two messed up on that web three aims to solve. And throughout our conversation in the last like 8 minutes or so, we've touched upon different elements throughout the conversation. But if we could focus for a minute, you have this incredibly valuable experience working for TikTok and you were there during key moments of its growth. And now you're seeing the key moments of web three socials growth. What are the opportunities that we have as builders, entrepreneurs, creators, to fix and web three, that web two failed at. What we're seeing now is that the tides are turning with the creator economy and people actually understand the value of owning their own content. It's not necessarily about reach or lacks. That is what is important and it's really about depth. And I think it's built as in its creatives, the fact that we know that vulgar need to optimize for the ad industry. And the word influence was really top ended to wallets, you know, appetizing, right? Because it means reach and CPMs, but readjusting our thinking towards death and ownership. And in my mind, the rise of TikTok was really a new value proposition for creators. To really start from scratch and deliver kind of a new participatory experience with their audiences. So TikTok taught us that we want to participate. Without favorite creators. And what we've learned now is we act by actually, we want to participate, but we also want to own our experiences and have more control.
'Stealing Your Vote' With Trump Attorney Christina Bobb
"Bob joins us about her new book, stealing your vote, the inside story of the 2020 election, what it means for 2024. Christina, welcome to the program. Tell us about your book. Thank you so much for having me. The book really came about right after the 2020 election. I was an investigative reporter. I started digging into kind of the question that I had about it probably many of your viewers had the same questions. And I just started taking notes and recording, I interviewed hundreds and hundreds of people, whether it was elected officials, whole workers, witnesses, county clerk city clerks, everybody that maybe had a part in the election, I was interviewing them and just taking notes taking notes. I'd like to joke that I accidentally wrote a book because, you know, by the time it was all that, I thought, you know, I've got to get this out there so that people can see what not just what transpired, but a lot of the behind the scenes politicking of why did we have more Arizona style audits and why were some very Republican communities blocked from investigating their own elections? So I try to answer those questions and shed some light on, not just the actual process of the election where it went wrong, although I do that too, but really give you the politics behind the scenes of what happened.
Why Is Nobody Saying the Word 'Peace'? Col. Douglas MacGregor Explains
"Is it that nobody in leadership is even saying the word peace, peace talks, peace negotiations? Why is that? Well, generally, if you think back to the beginning of this war, when the Russians went in initially, they went in in small numbers, they had strict guidance from president Putin and the Russian high command to frankly kill as few people as possible and do as little damage as possible. Because the expectation in Moscow was that when we saw that they were quite serious that they would not tolerate this dangerous threat in eastern Ukraine on their border, a threat that would inevitably include precision guided missiles, state of ballistic missiles from the United States, they thought that they have someone to negotiate with. It took them several months to come around to the understanding that this is a very little to do per se with Ukraine. This is an all out war to destroy Russia to destroy its government, to dismember it, to eliminate it as a major power. That's cause to see change in Russia that no one here in the west expected. And I think we decided well, you know, the Russians are weak. They weren't really serious. If they had been, they'd gone into Ukraine the way we went into Iraq, all of this has misleading. And now they're in the unfortunate position of having to admit they were wrong. Especially if you say, well, we need peace. The Ukrainian people need peace if this nation state is to survive, then you're effectively saying, you know, we were wrong.
The Ukraine Tragedy With Col. Douglas MacGregor
"Us now is one of my favorite guests. He's a clear thinker and a realistic thinker when it comes to what is happening in Ukraine. It is colonel Douglas macgregor colonel. Welcome back to the program. Colonel, there's a lot of bluster and below the around this topic. I was recently speaking to a senator off the record. I'm not going to say who, and I was able to have a candid conversation on the condition of anonymity, but he said Charlie, we are so close to having the Ukrainians totally kick the Russians out of Ukraine. Is that right? I think the man is on hallucinogenics. I can't conceive of anything more inaccurate, but this is consistent with this utterly fictional narrative that comes out of Washington and London primarily. Ukrainians have taken horrendous losses, there's some evidence that when this illusion, the commander of Ukrainian forces met with secretary Austin and general milley, that he told them that Ukrainians had sustained 250,000 dead, including civilians and military, we know that they've lost a 147 150,000 plus did. There's no question. And the other thing that nobody seems to understand is that Ukraine is no longer a nation of 37.5 million as it was when the war began. More than 10 million Ukraine have left the country, all of the Ukrainians interviewed in Western Europe have said they will never go back. To that must be added the losses taken in the war. The fact that there were already 4 million 2 million Ukrainians working in Western Europe and the United Kingdom and there are now 4 million Russian speaking Ukrainian citizens living under Russian occupation where they feel obviously liberated from the Ukrainian oppressor.
Who Matches Up Best Against Kamala? Mollie Hemingway Weighs In
"We come back to this and our machine is frozen. When the Republican nominee seeks to find a running mate, they've got to pick one with Kamala Harris in mine, who matches up best against her on a stage. Well, and it's one of those reasons why I'm actually not sure they can drop her for Shapiro because it would be very difficult to get rid of the only female on their ticket. But that's probably one of the reasons why Republicans are thinking a lot about Christina or a Nikki Haley, although I don't know. I actually don't love it when people pick for that type of reason. And I thought Mike Pence actually did a great job debating her in the 2020 or in 2020. So who knows? I sort of believe Tim Scott will be our vice president, regardless of who the nominee is. But here
Christina Bobb: We Cannot Continue 'Minding Our Business'
"Have to do what you can in your corner of the world. I mean, you could sit back as a listener to this program and say, the system is rigged, I can't do anything about it, or you just kind of take care of your little corner of the world. And if everybody does that, we can actually have a fair system. That's exactly right. And I've heard so many people complaining saying, oh, it's rig. I don't want to vote all this stuff. Well, the people that I talk to when I was doing my investing in one woman, this is an example I've used before. I talked well, I talked a few women, particularly in Detroit that were outnumbered, they were Republican polls challengers and of course there were Democrats, they're supposed to be one Republican one Democrat with them at all the different tables. This is in Detroit. She was outnumbered a hundred to one. There were a hundred more Democrats old challengers than there were Republicans in her area. That is unacceptable. We can not sit back and say, oh, it's the system is rigged. I don't want to vote. Fine. Don't vote, but go secure the polls for everybody else who's going to vote. You know what I mean? You should vote. I don't take me seriously on that. But we can't complain about it, not do anything, and then just say, oh, the system's rigged. Maybe this system is rigged and I certainly have some information in my book to suggest that it is. But the other part of this is Democrats are just better at being involved. They're all activists and we all mind our own business. And that needs to change. Well, that used to be the old joke that you could round up a bunch of Democrats to protest because Republicans were busy working and making a living and keeping society going. But to your point, it's a one versus a hundred. That's not an example of a rigged system that's an example of one side not taking advantage in mobilizing, right? Exactly right. That's exactly right. And so that's my frustration with our own side. It's yes, there are aspects of the election that are rig or what I would call feeding all of the corruption. That's certainly
Christina Bobb: Election Night Didn't Look Right
"In full disclosure, you and I talked on my program in Iowa yesterday and this topic is so important that when I learned I was going to be filling in for Todd, I wanted to make sure we could arrange to have you on. And remind us of how you first started looking crosswise at the 2020 election, you were serving in a role as a television reporter at the time, correct? Yeah, that's right. I was reporting from The White House on November 3rd, 2020, election night, and I think I kind of came to the conclusion the same way the rest of America came to the conclusion. Election night didn't look right. You know, there were a lot of weird things happening. And a lot of people trying to steamroll over it and calling Arizona so early when Fox News did that was the first time it kind of sparked me going, wait a second. Are they are they trying to do something weird here? And then of course they stopped counting and all of the weird occurrences that all that made all of us question it that I mean, I was right there with you trying to figure it all out and report on it and it just didn't smell right. The stopping of the vote count, you know, and again, I first started covering elections. I guess it was a little more than 40 years ago. As a teenager. And, you know, the concept that election night is stopped and then started again when it's convenient, that was just unheard of. In my view anyway, never mind chain of custody of votes. Of course. Of course, and never mind the obvious problems that it creates in causing people to doubt the process, because the whole point of having a result on election night is that people know that that's what came in on election night. If you give them three, four, 5, 7 days to go find more votes, we can't trust the fact that those votes were legitimate votes and that they didn't just go find them after they knew how many they needed to go find.
Chris Sununu: Can't Win With Trump; DeSantis Should Stay in His Lane
"Christina is not one of them Chris sununu the few times I've seen him on TV I always looks like he's on a sugar high like he's 5 years old And he worked his way up the ladder standing on his father's shoulders to become governor of New Hampshire And we'd love to know Hampshire here Yes we do all a New England Anyway He is a fairly liberal Republican Like Larry Hogan Chris Christie those three need to get together Preferably not on a boat or anything because I think they would kill the weight limit Thought you must finish it But somewhere maybe at a deli And decide who is going to fall on their sword to represent the wing of the Republican Party that has about 14 members Most of them are From The Lincoln Project But nonetheless Chris sununu I don't know what the hell he's ever done I don't know what he's done But they're using them now as they use Hogan as they use the cape May orca To attack desantis So they see Trump at the Santa says the greatest threats And Chris sono has announced that we can not win with Trump And even though desantis is a pretty good guy you know he needs to stay in his lane Now what do I mean by that But what does he mean by that And of course mediaite AKA mediocre right they love these republiques They hang on their every syllable
"christina" Discussed on The Podcast On Podcasting
"You're not doing enough preparation. You're having a product, but it's a shitty product. And I know for you, for example, Christina with say joke, you don't believe in shitty products. You believe in quality. And I think the same. Like if somebody wants to go to a three day seminar, pay 2000 bucks and walk away with a crappy podcast, that's actually a bad thing for them. A, yes, they've got a podcast. So look on the bright side. I have a podcast. But really, you probably only have a diary. You've only got a little journal. It's your own personal thing that the only person who listens to it is you. If we do it right, if we go ready aim fire. If we spend some time, this is the biggest rookie mistake. People think done is better than perfect. They think I just have to have a podcast. But a, the podcast doesn't have a good microphone. It doesn't have good sound. It wasn't thoughtful or intentional on who we're going to interview. It wasn't thoughtful intentional on the type of content that we have. It wasn't thoughtful or intentional on who we serve, Emily. And it was like, oh, I can serve anybody who makes at least a 100,000 a year. No, that's not an avatar. There's people that make a hundred and different people that make a 150, even more different people that make two 50 and even more different people that make 400 a year. And then there's some that make a million a month. And like we need to figure out which one we're targeting, not all of them, if you're speaking to everyone, you're really talking to nobody. So the ready fire aim mentality is absolutely the worst and here's the biggest drawback of it. The first 8 weeks of your launch have been proven many times over that that's where you build the most amount of attraction. And so people go in and they might part of ready fire aim is, I'm going to record an episode, and then I'm going to publish an episode. And then I'm going to go and record another episode. And then I'm going to publish that. And then I'm going to go record and then publish. And what happens is they're always behind the 8 ball. They're always stressed out. They don't have a bank account of episodes like we need a bank account a savings account for
"christina" Discussed on The Podcast On Podcasting
"What that means is for you, the listener, if you ever want to just ask Adam two or three questions where you're like, I want to start a podcast. I want to improve on my podcast. I've decided to offer a few of these slots, free recorded coaching calls. And it is going to be you ask me whatever questions that you want about podcasting, me pouring into you, and it'll be recorded and then shared, today I've got Christina Hart who is probably going to be starting a podcast. So she doesn't yet have a podcast. And so she said she's going to ask a couple of rookie questions. Newbie beginner questions. And I think that's great because I definitely have a few people listening that are rookie Newbie beginners. And I think they're going to get a lot out of this. So Christina, your bio is already in the show notes, so I'll go ahead and skip it. The listener can grab that anytime. And also whenever your podcast is launched, because today it's not launched. Today it's an idea phase. Whenever it's launched, your podcast will be in the show notes as well. So if that takes one month or three months or three years after we record this, that'll be fine. Just give me that link and the listeners already got it. They can scroll down and click. What questions do you have for me today? Well, because our podcast is still in the very infancy phases. I guess there's a whole lot of podcasts out there, right? So what is a really good tip to give someone starting new that's going to captivate the audience and grab their attention for yours to stand out amongst all the others? So it's a two part question. A good tip for Newbie to captivate the audience and to stand out to captivate and to stand out. In this podcast, it's called the podcast on podcasting. My first 6 episodes are a beginner course. It's a course of how to go from nothing to having a top podcast. And if you want to have a top podcast, you want to be able to captivate people and you want to be able to stand out from the other people that are already doing it. And some of the lessons that you will learn in the first 6 episodes of the podcast on podcasting. Is how do you figure out exactly who you're trying to target? What is your unique way of doing things that others can't do? And I think these are like the first steps ever to if you want a good tip for a Newbie to captivate an audience and to really stand out, you've got to understand who is your avatar. Like if you know your avatar, awesome. We've got to resource. And I think you go to grow your show dot com slash templates to get it, or maybe there is definitely a different ones. All right, I looked it up and I found out what it is. It's the avatar questionnaire. And you can find it at grow your show dot com
"christina" Discussed on Cloud Security Podcast by Google
"And myself and also Caitlin to kind of talk about it and work something out as well. Yeah, so as Christina mentioned, our day of action is going to be Friday, October 21st, but throughout the month, we really try to generate buzz and excitement and do different events and things like that just to start to get the word out and start to get people excited. Obviously, as the pandemic, I think it starts to slowly fade. I think there are going to be less events online and hopefully more in person. But right, Friday, October 21st is when allies and practitioners will be on social media, both on Twitter and LinkedIn and really one of the biggest things that people can help us do is just to amplify, you know, we want to be able to get the message out. We want more eyes on that hashtag, we want more eyes on these relationships to hear the stories from people or I guess read the stories from people and learning about the elements of psychological safety and the elements of belonging and how we can apply those to our own teams and organizations to really move the needle on diversity. So stay tuned for that. There'll be some pieces coming out and obviously this podcast and hopefully other events. So we're really excited. Lauren Christina, thank you so much for joining us today. This episode is going to air on that day of action. We're really excited to do the coordinated release on that. And we're really excited about this project and just so grateful that you were able to take the time to join us today. Thank you so much for having us. Yeah, thank you, Tim. Thank you, Anton. I just want to say to Google, overall, has been such a great supporter. So we really do appreciate it. We're really happy to support. All right, thank you. And now we are at time. Thank you very much for listening and of course for subscribing. You can find this
Politico Launches Attack on Gov. DeSantis Amid Hurricane Ian Response
"You look at Politico Politico started this morning Going after Ron DeSantis Again this is what I mean These are the most irresponsible Useless sights And as they say it right scoop Politico already trying to use hurricane Ian to hurt governor desantis but ends up with egg on its face It put out this today released an article taking a dig at desantis claiming he never faced a hurricane calling that his toughest challenge today Governor desantis spent his first turn being one of the most influenced Republicans in the country but he still has to face one of the toughest challenges of Florida leader can encounter A hurricane So his press person wrote back and she is a Tiger She's great Christina Pasha read that tweet again and ask yourself where you went wrong and life to end up doing this kind of journalism And they didn't delete the tweet They made a false claim And they're already trying to claim a frame desantis is doing a poor job They say through Monday descent is held three briefings at the emergency operations center regular venue for governors managing storm responses He is not however put himself out into the public as much as Scott who oversaw statewide responses to four hurricanes during his 8 years as governor Now remember they've been trashing Rick Scott On behalf of Mitch McConnell now for months Now they're trashing desantis by building up Scott
Ryan Girdusky: Shout out to 3 Martin County School Board Candidates
"Once again people don't vote in these elections except for the teachers unions do And the teachers I get constantly bashed by the processor say your politicizing education Well I'm sure the teachers union sending millions of dollars getting their candidates on the ballot and elected to office haven't been sent there and doing it for their own goodness They've been doing this because they have a vested interest in making sure people agree with them ideologically and financially on women And they have been So this is really about retaking common sense people in And a lot of these people run for school board It's not like you need to raise $10 million like maybe you do for a senator or something Yeah yeah yeah These are just parents who are really concerned And they have the best interest at heart And it's about trying to sit there and change something In Martin county you mentioned we have three in first talent I'll give them a shout out right now Christina Lee Roberts who actually doesn't have an opponent but she's on the ballot in district one Jennifer Russell and district three and Amy purchase in district four All of them are on the ballot And harden county we've endorsed all of them Hopefully you vote for them Yeah I just did a fundraiser for Jennifer Russell and Amy pritchett of this weekend So through our Florida listeners and Martin county I just went out there a great candidate and you know it's interesting We're talking to Ryan GERD dusky 1776 project pack It's a great pack Please give them a look Ryan I live in the county I'm just a regular Joe average like anyone else in the county I go to gyms and go to restaurants and this is the funny thing I've lived here 7 plus years in Florida I've gone to a number of fundraisers I'm still an activist Folks just proving Ryan's point about how passionate the left is about dominating the schools Ryan I kid you not Not a single person has ever come up to me to complain about a candidate I endorsed
FEE: How Government Created the Baby Formula Shortage
"There's a great site dot com to freedom based site It's a group that's been around since I was a kid It's been around a long long time And of course the propagandists like Buttigieg in the others are out there left and right but as they write here Christina now that's not her All right it cut off on my printer but let's get to the facts Few may realize if a baby formula is one of the most regulated food products in America You know who said that The New York Times Back in March 2021 Christina selenski writing in The New York Times said baby formula is one of the most tightly regulated through pilots in the U.S. With the Food and Drug Administration dictating the nutrients and vitamins and setting strict rules about how formulas produced packaged and labeled Well there's only four companies that do this Well now you know why It's so heavily regulated Nobody can really break into the market Despite these regulations more likely because of them many American parents buy an approved unapproved European formula even though New York Times reporters zelensky notes it's technically against the law There are large Facebook groups devoted to European formulas she writes where parents share spreadsheets and detailed notes on ingredients and how these formulas compare in their U.S. counterparts she notes This was written a year ago Some caregivers report choosing them because European brands offer certain formula options like those made from goat's milk Our mug from Pasteur from pasture raised cows Which are rare nonexistent in an FDA regulated form in the U.S. Other European brands because of the perception that the formulas are of a higher quality
"christina" Discussed on Revision Path
"I gonna be able to just roam the world again. Feel safe it safe to the extent of being like black masculine presenting. We're woman on this. Earth is the safest we feel anyway. I will admit this but if you see me in person. I'm not done on engaging in it in person. I'm not a lebron hater but a this career on slightly obsessed with how long is gonna play in the nba. It's not even like vince. Carter right like we're was like he's old he might go in for like five minutes do a dunk and they can see them kind of limping off the court he's done. Lebron is still playing as like the centerpiece of the team. Going into what thirty five thirty six psalm. Kind of obsessed with like what. That moment is going to be when he really like. Is that gonna come. I mean he's he's conditioned his body so well and i think he's obsessed with proving to people that he can still do it. But i'm kind of as an avid basketball fan. I'm kind of obsessed with the goes. Where do you see yourself in the next five years. What kind of work do you want to be doing. I think i'll still be doing similar work. I don't know. I mean. I have great interest in doing more like civic technology. Fellowships were taking a year focusing on a project. This is outside of the academic institution like the walls of the academic aestheticians or consulting with folks that are thinking about larger scale problems. I think that that's kind of the next direction. That i feel like i want to go in at some. I don't know what capacity that's gonna look like. Because i said i tend to let the work leave me but i would love to do a fellowship. Yeah some type of fellowship. Doubt was focused on the larger scale that was dealing with digital access equity someone. Well just to kind of wrap things up here. Where can our audience find out more about you about your work on line. So my personal website christine harrington dot me although it's not a main that flashy that that's where i keep updates of somewhat of data somewhat updated of my travel graham speaking in all my research projects the papers that published things like that you can always follow me on twitter at at a decker Always ranting about academia design through potomac rest productivity. Yeah i mean. I'm not really. I have pages on. Mike link dead stuff like that. I don't use them as much. But i'd say that those are the two places right. It sounds good. Well christina harrington. I wanna thank you so much for coming on the show. I know when we first met. Actually it was few years ago. We met a black and design which they are having again this year. So i think by the time this episode comes out. People will start hearing some of the advertisements around the events It'll be happening in october again. Virtually this year. It was just so good to talk with you. Learn about the work that you're doing around design equity your new role at carnegie mellon. I just feel that we're gonna hear so much more from you in these coming years about the work that you're doing because it's really super important. I think now that so much of our world has been driven online because of the pandemic in terms of interactions and just you know general socialization that a lot of the work. You're doing around design equity and stuff like that. It's going to be super important. So thank you so much for coming on the show. I appreciate it. thank you so much. This is really exciting. Big thanks dr christina and harrington and of course thanks to you for listening you can find out more about dr harrington and her work through the links in the show notes at provision path dot com and of course thanks to our wonderful sponsor brevity and wit wit strategy design firm committed to designing more inclusive and equitable world. 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"christina" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Christina and Danza and Sam Shane Wall Street Journal reporting this morning that energy prices hit record highs in Europe after the wind stopped blowing Europe's energy grid relies heavily on wind power and low winds, combined with a shortage of natural gas and not lead to a spike in energy costs in Europe. Well, there are just hours ago before tomorrow's recall election for California Governor Gavin Newsom. Newsom is leading his opponent, his main opponent, Larry Elder. They have indicated, though both sides that they're ready for legal challenges. Recent polling about the recall election looks promising for Newsome, as 56.2% of voters said they will vote to keep him ABC. Zarin Shah joins us Now with the latest On how that recall is shaping up. We have the president. Heading into Northern California today to campaign for Governor Newsom, How are you seeing things shape up? Hi. Good morning. Thanks for having me. You know, the recent polling that we have for ABC shows you some 58%. That's a far wider margin than he had just a few weeks ago from the polling averages. Larry Elder if this recall is successful Out appears to be you know, the next governor. He is pulling a 26% The next candidate after him, you know about 531%. So it really boiling down to these two people right now, At least the way the polling shows it. Um, I spoke to Larry Elder over the weekend and exclusive interview. He I asked him multiple times if you'd actually accept the results of the election. Um, which I can give us all indications on how long this might be drawn out. He didn't give me a straight answer. Something that is going to be one of the really interesting thing to see how he reacts on Tuesday night, if, in fact, this recall is not successful, Um, and it is, uh, either way, it's one of the most rare events. In the last century. We've only had one governor recalled. In the US in the last 100 years. Gray Davis right here in California in 2000 and three so Zarina as far as we understand the president lands here in Northern California shortly after noon, then he and governor Newsom had to Southern California for an event later in the day. How about Larry Elder? Do you know what he's going to be up to today? On the final day of the recall campaign? It's a bit of a mystery. You know, I believe he's going to be in California. I don't know exactly what he's gonna do. He's one of very campaign that's not been exactly traditional hasn't appeared in any of the debates. Um, he did sit down, speechless for the first time over the weekend. Which which We were not expecting to be honest, and we asked him about just a whole whole array of things. You know, He went hard on some issues, but he wants to focus on you know, he is incredibly frustrated by the homelessness issues. Um, by the first thing he said he would do is you'd appeal those mask mandates the vaccine mandates. The governor Newsom has in place. Um and we spoke about just how frustrated he is with some of the issues that have been hitting the states. So, lastly, I mean, I am looking at one of elder suites right now that says he's going to be with, um, with the actress Rose McGowan talking about. Yeah, Yes. So I mean, how effective do you think that last minutes? Um kind of attack or allegation is 22 million Californians already got that their ballots show many ballots are already in over 30%. If you look at some of the returns from the secretary of state's office, so it's hard to know. I mean, we're no longer the world where most people are showing up. On election night to vote anymore. You know, there are a lot of mail in ballots. Have been coming into. It's really hard to know exactly what kind of influence is going to have to have a bad movie, getting a lot of play in the media because a lot of the claims, uh, have now been verified. Um so it's hard to know. Alright, ABC. Zarin Shaw. Thank you very much. We appreciate time. 5 20 is a time. Let's take a truck traffic.
"christina" Discussed on Revision Path
"So heavy in and feels pointless to be writing a journal article to be writing a conference paper and these are things that i like to do but there are some days lately. were just. Don't have the motivation of seeing a lot of names in all of these articles are talking about how black women in particular are just like we are collectively burnt out and i think it goes to earlier. The question you asked about like you know the things that have happened in the last year in terms of blank really intensify racial moments in. It's like.
"christina" Discussed on The Lowe Down with Kevin Lowe
"Remember also looking on the ground and seeing a ton of pocketbooks and shoes. People were so panicked. They ran out of their shoes especially ladies inhales. This straight was littered with brie that was flying from the burning towers. It was people who just want to run holding anything so they threw it on the streets and the street was littered all kinds of things. So as it was literally a an apocalyptic saint so many people think that my story is inspiring how. I became blind at just seventeen years of age. They always want to know how. I've done it and how i've kept smiling all along the way. Well i've just chosen to focus my attention on seeing the positive side. Polite and here on the podcast. That's what i wanna do for. Because no matter what you may be going through in life i hope to inspire you to focus on the positive and you know what i hope that i can also be a source of inspiration for you to. Just keep on smiling. Hey i'm kevin the host of the lowdown kevin oil and you're tuning in to episode fifty four where we are paying tribute to the twentieth anniversary of september eleventh christina race was living in new york city at the time of nine eleven matter of fact her apartment was only blocks away from the world trade center. You're going to hear her relive that entire morning with us and it's a perspective that i had not heard before because most people i know well they were living in new york and especially weren't living so close to the world trade center as she was christina has been eight tour guide in new york city and it wasn't but only a few years after nine eleven that she started realizing that some people much to my shock didn't remember that day they got caught up in the fact that it was just a plane crash or a terrorist attack that they didn't know the details they didn't understand or comprehend. I guess just the magnitude of that day and so well christina realized this is a major problem and her solution was to share her story by writing a novel out of the shadow of nine eleven. And that's what brought me and christina together today is that she's here on my podcast to share her story as she tells you about her book. Reliving her experience and well my hope. Is that after you listening to my interview at casino is that maybe you take it a step further and you check out the links and the show notes where you can purchase your own copy of her amazing novel reliving her experience of september eleventh. Two thousand one okay. Here's my interview with christina racing. So my husband and i were newlyweds and we had an apartment in the financial district and it was a new apartment only lived there for about two and a half months. We live six blocks away from the world trade center complex and we looked at wonderful nineteen thirty one former bank that have been turned into apartments. Way lives on the twenty four floor but the best part about that apartment was it had a wonderful three hundred square foot terrace that overlaps the twin towers and the world trade center complex so i was just like. Oh this is awesome. I'm it's word guide. I do walking tours. The world trade center complex. I get to live and be a neighbor right next where i work. This is fabulous so again we move. 'em are still in boxes. When on that morning my husband ran into the bedroom i was still asleep and he had been awake for a few hours and he shook me awake now. When the first plane flew incident north tower the impact of that actually are building because we were so close and again. That's what my husband knew. Something bad has just happened so came should shouldn't wake. We ran out to the terrace. And from that vantage point all we could see flames on either side of the building and it just it just seems so. Surreal to watch a a building burning. We actually did think that somebody had snuck in a bomb into the building. Because you know it wasn't that far away from nineteen ninety three. When in february. Somebody had tried to do that. Bring down buildings with a bomb so we just thought. Oh some i did it. They got in there. Broaden a bomb and again we were like we watching some kind of live panoramic. Tv screen uniform from the twenty four floor. We normally hear lease in people talking or or or you know Traffic anything like that but people were collectively screaming so loud and the ambulance sirens and police sirens altogether. I was just shocked by the amount of noise all of a sudden that we were hearing. And also i felt like we were hovering above the scene. The because we have this outward. Tara's i was watching thousands of people ran across the west side highway to try to get away from the danger and i just was thinking. This is absolutely insane. I cannot believe again just just the visual of all that happening kind of at our feet was just was just unsanctioned then all of a sudden over our right hand shoulder. The second plane came with right in front of me. Turn when i call an eight o'clock and two o'clock and went right into the building and rather events the impact the immediately the shock waves of that second plane going into the building louis back into our living because it was. Oh yeah and it's kind of hard to explain and it's almost a visual. Anybody is interested in looking at pictures. I have unlike our apartment. And what are terrorists. Look like that might provide more a visual for folks. But if that's what they need if i'm not i'm not explaining.
"christina" Discussed on Hearts Unleashed
"Had way more energy so now christina helps other families get those results and she's been doing this for years and then some and since two thousand nineteen is when she decided to start her own business fabulous sleep solutions so that she could share her knowledge with even more people. She is dedicated to helping. Families develop healthy sleep habits so that they can thrive and stay healthy. She now lives in sunny arizona with her husband and two sleeping children. of course. that's the formal introduction. But i have to share the personal introduction because i have had the pleasure of getting to know christina over the last year or so We met at a conference. Actually and i remember her sharing. She actually volunteered for some coaching. In front of the entire group. And i very vividly remember sharing some of the obstacles of starting a business and sharing our brilliance and to see where she came from the very first group coaching session to where she is right. Now i was really really brilliant and so christina. Thank you for being here to join us today. Thinking she is also you guys. She is also the brand new author of time to sleep a little bare so she is now in author. You can get her book on amazon. I will be sure to have the lincoln there to where you guys but she is always trying to develop. And that's actually something i want to talk about. Today's episode is she's always trying to develop more and more opportunities to provide this work so it's not just about the one on one coaching. She's got this folk she's coming out with courses and so it's really amazing to be able to share our knowledge in as many ways as possible. And that's what makes you a perfect candidate to be here on. Our hearts unleash podcast. Because everyone's got a dream or a book in them or a passion and not everybody's unleashing their heart enough to deliver their gift in the world. So i wanna start by acknowledging for doing so. But i also love for you to take it from here and share with us like how did you go from having you know having trouble getting your baby to sleep..
"christina" Discussed on Noble Blood
"When christina was twelve her guardian krantz catherine died from that point on oxen's gerna appointed a group to be christina's collective guardians rather than giving her individual foster parents. The idea was that because christina ricci to have so much power she shouldn't be biased in favor of any nobleman and grow to pick favorites as an adult. Technically the king of sweden already at six years old christina received an absolutely phenomenal education. She was tutored as if she were a boy. In politics. philosophy and theology and to the point of fluency in seven languages. Not counting swedish christina was very possibly the best educated woman of the entire seventeenth century. Axel oxen's dare not even hired a french ballet troupe to teach krisztina move gracefully. That lesson was the one that never quite took. Christina was ever accused of being graceful. By the time she was an adult she swore like a sailor refused to brush. Her hair neglected all sense of fashion or polite decorum. She was uncomfortable. Blunt and outright refused things that she saw as feminine from a young age she was drawn to the catholic doctrine particularly the idea of celibacy as a teenager. She was briefly secretly engaged to her cousin. Charles but pretty quickly christina made it very clear to everyone around her that she had no intention of ever getting married. Christina's most important romantic relationship was with a girl named us bar. The daughter of political family. I bought arrived to court as a teenager to serve. As one of christina's ladies in waiting the two were inseparable. They shared a bed and wrote a few of letters to each other. It's almost besides the point to ask if the relationship was explicitly sexual when it was so obviously romantic christina referred to eber as bell and whenever finally got married it was to amanda christina selected who would keep close at court. I am not a queer scholar who determine whether or not it's academically useful to call christina when she wouldn't have thought of herself in those terms but it seems unnecessarily reductive a little silly to discount what.
"christina" Discussed on Noble Blood
"Gentle princesses christina. That was neither. She was strange looking and strange in her habits. Probably the best educated woman in of her day she loved music and theater and other women and still she's one of only three women to be buried in the papal vatican grottos of course there was murder along the way. What good story doesn't have murder. Christina may have abdicated her throne but she never gave up having the power of life and death over her courtly subjects. I'm dana schwartz. And.
"christina" Discussed on MTR Podcasts
"This and experience. Yeah i was like what and they were like. Yeah look and was like yeah. I love the eggs. I okay she was again. He's like mustard to me and another friend of ours who also doesn't really eat meat She she'll eat fish from time to time. I had to do all of her. Like i had to break open. All her co ops for her so were they were like this is how you do it this knowledge with you so i'm trying to like on what i know big final honestly. I never done that and and it goes. It's it really is a it really is like a ceremony. It's an experience you sit down. You'll everything down you get fucking you get dirty. You know dirty you get down dirty messy and all you cracking claws well. He's not for the faint of heart. Cracks michelle's yeah it. It's kind of like it's kind of fun. Yeah it was kind of surprised that i enjoyed it. felt a little brutal but i was like what like. Sometimes you just gotta. Sometimes you gotta do those things you know so in the last moment like to do shameless plug in tow folks. Where can you find you where your social media your website stuff. Oh hell yes. So you can find my work at christina. Fiddler dot com f. I d. l. e. r. on instagram it's swifty bids which is like s c. Age wwci t y b. I t s. I had to type it out as i was spelling it to make sure i was looking at right. I noticed that was like and actually the work. I did with comedy central. I'm just came out. They have a new digital like digital shorts like youtube. So i think it's called comedy central animated and the project i worked on was called possible. And it's just a bunch of comedians and like funny people who kind of jokingly pitch a pilots for shows that would never make it off on. And that's coming out now so i pitched for that animated for the on. That was a great time. Grant the guy who runs the entire thing. Here's another show called tales from the trip with people. He's a great guy. He's really funny. It's a great project and that's of. Yeah that's you know. You can watch condolences on my website too and yeah and anyone can always just not me line and say hi you know i like talking to people so yeah so so i want to thank you for coming on to the podcast. You're thank you for having me. Rob this is really fucking awesome So for christina fiddler. I am rob sanford. There aren't in and around baltimore. It's gotta look for it..
"christina" Discussed on MTR Podcasts
"Stop them from being able to kind of make the best things that they wanna make and it's really interesting to see like how certain ideas that people have can kind of get watered down and co opted by major corporations and turned into the ideas that people think are like unique and fresh and like woke. When it's like you know those weren't behind those things. And i think that's something that's worth talking about. You know yes with when you look at like stuff from every now and again. I'll do a deep dive into like the fifty s and sixty s and look stuff then like old twilight zone outer limits elements and Read like philip k dick books and things in that kind of feel like that was a weird career where shift that people are just now starting to talk about with. Oh alleanza real. Yeah we we knew then or some of the roots of some of the stuff that we see now comes from stuff then and i was especially look at gene roddenberry and was the dude from twilight on having a blanket. 'cause i smoke too much. We i'm just like concessions were made to is like these characters in rod serling these characters in this episode. They are black. But we're gonna make them aliens because that's more appropriate there the vehicle. This is a sci-fi show. You can't talk about social justice in the fifties or whatever. The thing was in the fifties. What have you can't talk about. Equality in the fifties aliens. They're going to be gay. Elliott's sure and i think that different versions of those same concessions are made so. Yeah you know. In those instances. Where like i remember talking about. What is that that. Netflix's movie about the black tori creator. Have you force. Whitaker was in. It was like django or something. I don't know came up this past year anyway. Yeah it was all black cast and all of that stuff if people are doing wills and moonwalking and all of that stuff about it. I'm like that's cool. I was like. Why is ricky martin's character like kinda like a little on a problematic side because he's like a spanish marionette or something in has the cringe econo- a no. Yeah we're doing it. Do all of it don't cherry. That's the thing that gets me. I'll leave that we did. That's probably a conversation for a later time. Because i can deep dive into that because surly an old. It's like a really it. Go like it's a really like just scratching the surface you know. We're just taking a little like a scratch little lottery ticket. A little quarter Like their own if just enough did do one quick and then you know back to the so. I got a few more questions before. I give you back the rest of your afternoon.
"christina" Discussed on MTR Podcasts
"Where's your fat leading man or woman where you're you're you're chunky representation and that's the thing that's kind of weird to me it's like there's no dollars in that. Yeah that least that's my standpoint. Maybe i'm wrong but it is just interesting on what gets the the rock know exactly. And it's interesting because it's like the people that determine like what's gonna go on screen what's going to go on screen or what's palatable for audiences as a lot of the time is just you know the white man executive going. Yeah like this can be the thing. Okay you know black person or queer person or woman person like you can this year like this will work but anything else might be too uncomfortable for people and it's like you know it's really frustrating. That like those are the kinds of hurdles that we still have to navigate in the year. Twenty twenty one. And that's why like talking about like mentioning earlier when i was working with we. A- and women in animation and building workshops and film festivals in per folio reviews. This was all like in an effort to facilitate a space where developing artists could be themselves. Meet each other and like learn that they deserve a lot more than they think you know and light. We shouldn't have to say we. Because i'm also like you know i'm a part of this year part of this even if it's not animation it's still this kind of creative screed. World is creative bubble that we live in. You know like we shouldn't have to settle for mistreatment or poor representation or exploitation of our services and our creative minds entering an industry that will be changed and shaped for the better by these like new generations of artists. And yeah and like we're going to change it and that's something that like i want young people like to have faith in and it's like i also want people to know that like none of us really like it's okay to not really know what you're doing or how you're going to get there but like we're all going to figure it out together because we all want the same thing you know and i wrote down just a couple of lake. Just people are interested like there's some really great platforms out there helping to diversify like the animation industry specifically and like celebrate the whole new age of creators animation and like rise up animation is a really great org black animated and it's like the end not end culture podcast women animation via and straight ahead is a new podcast about independent animators..
"christina" Discussed on MTR Podcasts
"With that. I like that. So let's see let's see. I've got a brooklyn question in here because yeah we'll talk about that. So what is your take on. Gender inclusion and cultural diversity with an admission. That is a big question. That i won't even be able to scratch the surface of but like we're gonna we're gonna try we're gonna try So a lot of like animation like the history of animation is very dark. Racism misogyny homophobia transphobia. The things were rampant in an industry that was like very clearly dominated by white men in the early nineteen hundreds and both in the cartoons that they were making an in real life And this industry is still dominated by white men. Some of whom have like weaponized their power and influence to keep others down and like shame people who are different than them. Sorry there's a car coming by hope. That wasn't too loud. Shame people who like we're different than them and like we just do really horrible things. It's really unfortunate. That like names are still coming out in like hollywood in like industry. Where you're like. Oh yeah like john lasseter. You're like wow someone like that. Who made all the films that like we all know was like sexually harassing women. You know like shout his time in the industry and he still gets a pass because he's still making things and you're like wow. Oh you know for the longest time like this industry is felt very gatekeepers and almost incestuous in the kind of like we hire. Only the people we know. And like you know all of my little boy's club or whatever and times are changing. It's a very slow change But lice still like the numbers in two thousand nineteen like in film alone like only three percent of directors or women and like one percent of those directors were women of color and you know granted that was twenty nineteen in our twenty twenty one but like still. That's kind of like. I'm weary about the checkmark diversity. Effect were like companies will hire one black person or one queer person or one woman to like hit a mark and flash at like a trophy you know. And then like they'll hire those people with the expectation that they will be useful for like curing other people's ignorance or like that they're inside is only useful when it needs to be injected into like a part of the story like viewing those people as creatives with artistic visions and sensibilities that like serve their own platforms. And we should be finding ways to kind of boost those voices so that like their projects can be on the big screen. You know and like whether it's on like like whether it's on a big screen or it's like the tele television or the internet like to have young kids and people who are deprived of those experiences growing up like giving them the opportunity to be like..
"christina" Discussed on MTR Podcasts
"This is going to date me because this year i was born. There's a song by i take on me. It's okay that one's a mean. Everyone knows that one. You're good you're not dating yourself so there's a movie that came out not too long ago. Maybe maybe six years ago called zoom. I think and they take the same idea. Just turn it into a full film. It's like as a woman in the movie. I forget who who the character is. feel like. it's like maybe we don't anyway. She has a thing for some some. Do that's in a comic manifest them to real life so he's like animated and they're dating and it's fucking weird strange and his interesting but when you're able to it's more so going back to that point you're getting about how lakes animation you have a little bit more flexibility in kind of less like parameters because i think live action knows it that they have those parameters that's why they tried to inject animation it sometimes especially with like superhero movies. Some time you drew that it's well shaded in it looks real. You drew that because can move like spiderman or what have you so yeah. I definitely understand that. So what's the response to to boehner. What was the response to condolences from a vulgar tongue. Yeah so honestly. I didn't really expect it to be. I really didn't expect the reception that i've received. I'm really grateful and really lucky. Like i. okay. So i finished it during kobe so like it was kind of like i believe it's been a whole. Oh god i was working on that when everything shut down and so it just became me in my room to working all the time on this thing like staring at a screen for hours and hours and hours and hours a day and my roommate had a computer that could handle rendering his mind. Mind was like we don't so i would go down there to their room and i would just sit there from like eight. Am to ten pm. Trying to like composite and render and do all this shit and i. You know the whole time when you stare at something for so long. You're like oh my god. I'm tired of this. I don't think anyone's gonna care. It's just like you know. Like how do i know this is even anything and and you know. My mentor was submitted things. Just just do it. You know and like my friend who gives.
"christina" Discussed on WhyWeWork BrianVee
"Welcome to why we work with your host. Brian veep as he speaks to people. Like you from all over the world as we together dive deeper into our motivations struggles joys seemingly missteps hopes warnings and advice. Which would be an encouragement to us all to get up. Get going and keep on. Working working stopped working his good. Now here's your host to why we were trying to beat. The is why we work today. I have the great pleasure of speaking with christina flat. Christina is the president and ceo of a.